[7-11Picard]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC44:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Franklin County man says he stumbled onto a crime scene... but prosecutors say his footprints implicate him in a murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; QUICK!!!]


Christoper Picard is charged with the capital murder of 38-year-old Lori Metts Hodges Boyd, a school bus driver and teacher's aide.
She was found strangled in the back of her burned- out car last September.
Five days later, deputies arrested Picard, a 22-year-old saw mill worker.
There were scratches on Picard's chest... and a forensic expert says his fingerprint and footprint were on items linked to Boyd.
Picard's attorney says his client came across the items while walking near his house.
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[SOT 19:29:25]
[IN Q=He had absolutely]

((WILLIAM STANLEY/PICARD'S ATTORNEY: HE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE OF MS. BOYD, HAS NEVER MET MS. BOYD AND CERTAINLY HE HAD NO RELATIONSHIP TO MS. BOYD. AND CERTAINLY I CAN TELL YOU THAT HE SENDS OUT ALL HIS SYMPATHY TO THE BOYD FAMILY. ))
[SUPER=01-William Stanley/Picard's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to the Boyd family.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The case was certified to a grand jury for next month.

[7-11Southside-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:15:56]
[GRAPHIC=flooding]

The waters are rising again in Southside - although not as much as during the last round of flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday]


The Dan River basin is expecting minor to moderate flooding, mainly around South Boston.
Some secondary roads in the Mount Airy and Kentuck areas of Pittsylvania County have been closed.
But officials say the flooding is confined to the usual low-lying areas and is not a widespread problem at this point.
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[7-11Radford-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:52:48]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Some folks in Radford have been complaining about their flooding yards for years. Now the city is finally listening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Residents in the Sunset Village and Forest Park areas have dealt with flooding in and around their homes for years now. But, city officials say they hope to fix the problem by building a new drainage system. During a public hearing last night, council proposed setting aside two million dollars for the project, money that was originally slated to build a new road.
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[SOT 52:05]
[IN Q=AS A RESULT]

((5205 AS A RESULT OF THEIR REQUEST AND THE COMMENTS THEY MADE, COUNCIL DID CHANGE SOME PRIORITIES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY IN THE BUDGET TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE CONCERNS 5216))
[SUPER=01-Tom Starnes/Radford Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=OF THOSE CONCERNS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Starnes says the council will vote on the proposal next Monday. If the money is approved, he says work on the new system could begin as early as July.
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[45-11Teen-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Henry County officials hope an autopsy will answer some questions about a young girl's death. The Sheriff's Department says a 13-year-old girl was found dead on the bedroom floor of her Ridgeway home Wednesday night. A Lieutenant involved with the case says they're concerned because of the victim's age. A family member found the body and called 9-1-1. A rescue squad transported her to Memorial Hospital. Officials will not say if they consider the death suspicious but that an autopsy has been requested.

[45-11Radford-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:52:48]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Some folks in Radford have been complaining about their flooding yards for years. Now the city is finally listening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Residents in the Sunset Village and Forest Park areas have dealt with flooding in and around their homes for years now. But, city officials say they hope to fix the problem by building a new drainage system. During a public hearing last night, council proposed setting aside two million dollars for the project, money that was originally slated to build a new road.
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[SOT 52:05]
[IN Q=AS A RESULT]

((5205 AS A RESULT OF THEIR REQUEST AND THE COMMENTS THEY MADE, COUNCIL DID CHANGE SOME PRIORITIES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY IN THE BUDGET TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE CONCERNS 5216))
[SUPER=01-Tom Starnes/Radford Mayor;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=OF THOSE CONCERNS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Starnes says the council will vote on the proposal next Monday. If the money is approved, he says work on the new system could begin as early as July.
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[45-11White-Tigers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:10:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Mill Mountain Zoo is is preparing for the arrival of two Bengal tigers, including one with a rare white coat.
The one year old females were expected to arrive from Atlanta around 6:00.
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[VO-NAT :08]
[SUPER=04-November 1990;]

It's the first time since brothers Kubla and Khan visited in 1990 that one of the stunning animals has gone on display at the zoo.
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[SOT 3:00-3:13]
[IN Q=Very, very pretty animal.]

((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: VERY, VERY PRETTY ANIMAL. VERY EYE CATCHING, VERY COLORFUL. JUST TO SEE SOMETHING THAT RARE IS GONNA BE A FUN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=for people in this area.]
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[VO NAT :15]
Poff hopes Sareeka (shar-EE-kah) and My-Lee (my-LEE) will help focus attention on the zoo's tiger conservation program. She says, of the five sub-species of tigers left, two are in danger of going extinct. The zoo hopes to begin breeding the big cats over the next few years.
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[8-11Tree-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:20:39]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


High winds blew over several trees throughout southwest and southside Virginia yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday]


A driver in Bedford County found out the hard way.
He was travelling on route 626 near Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The driver was distracted by another car pulling out of a driveway, and he ran into a large tree that had fallen across the road.
He suffered minor injuries. A V-DOT crew with chainsaws took care of the tree.
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[8-11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC15:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The loss of an airline client will only have a minor affect on The Goodyear plant in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Goodyear makes nose tires for Air France's seven Concorde jetliners. Yesterday that airline and British Airways announced they will stop flying the supersonic aircraft because sluggish passenger demand is not covering rising costs. Goodyear officials say the Danville plant made 50 to one-hundred tires for Air France each year. They say they'll miss being a supplier, but it will have a minimal effect on operations. The facility continues to make tires for airlines and trucks.
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[8-11Troops-Packages]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=cpa]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:42:35]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]

Volunteers are helping troops feel more at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


80 U-Haul boxes weighing 50 pounds each were packed yesterday and are ready to be shipped to service men and women.

The boxes contain donated items like shaving cream, hard candy, playing cards, and snack food.
Other donated items will help troops cope with hot temperatures in the Middle East. Sunscreen, sunglasses and sweet drink mixes are heading out.
The Red Cross says the 4-thousand pounds of items will be shipped over as soon as possible.
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[8-11Golf-Course]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC28:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Buena Vista is hoping a new project will help the city's economy, and provide some relaxation at the same time.
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[VO-NAT - :12.5]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

Buena Vista has finalized all the financial arrangements and contracts to build an 18 hole, Par 72 golf course on city land. City officials hope the course can be a major influence to Buena Vista's economy.
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[SOT - 53:15 on GOLF 2 tape]
[IN Q=]

((SCOTT DADSON/BUENA VISTA CITY MANAGER; SOME OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS ARE LODGING AND MORE FOOD SERVICES, PLUS SOME HIGHER END HOUSING. I DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL BE HOT SPRINGS TO THE SOUTH BUT I THINK THIS WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE THAT NOT ONLY THE PEOPLE OF BUENA VISTA WILL LIKE, BUT THE PEOPLE UP AND DOWN THE VALLEY WILL ENJOY AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Dadson/Buena Vista City Manager;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=will enjoy as well.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

Construction is scheduled to start next week, and the first golfers could be teeing off in July of 20-04. (------------)