[11Clifford]

[ANCHOR=Susan]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC27:20]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


A former high school football coach convicted of assaulting a player got a win in court. Yesterday, a judge overturned the conviction.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./June 2003]


It was a Patrick Henry High School player that said head coach Kevin Clifford slapped him after a game in Halifax County in the fall of 2002.
The coach was convicted of misdemeanor assault last summer and fined fifty dollars.
Clifford resigned his position as coach, and also appealed the conviction.
Late yesterday, a circuit court judge in Halifax County reversed the verdict. The student did *not* initially report the incident, but witnesses and an anynomous letter led to investigations by the Roanoke School System and social services.
Clifford's attorney said that delay created doubt about the claim.
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[11Brown-Decision]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC35:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Governor Mark Warner has signed a law meant to erase years of pain for Virginians hurt by segregation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The new law creates a scholarship fund for those denied an education when schools closed in the 1950s following the Brown versus Board of Education decision.
Many of those affected by the state's "massive resistance" against desegration were on hand yesterday.
John Hurt had just finished first grade when the public schools in Prince Edward County were closed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:20:20]
[IN Q=AS I LOOK BACK OVER MY LIFE]

((JOHN HURT/FORMER PRINCE EDWARD CO. STUDENT: AS I LOOK BACK OVER MY LIFE IT'S HARD FOR ME TO STAND HERE WITHOUT CRYING. THE THINGS I HAD TO GO THROUGH. THE APPLICATION I NEVER COULD FILL OUT FOR A JOB. NOBODY NEVER KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-John Hurt/Former Prince Edward Co. Student]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Even though the scholarship fund has been created, the legislature so far hasn't appropriated a single penny for it.
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[Prescription-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Susan ]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

Cheaper prescriptions from Canada could become a reality if some U.S. Senators have their way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.]

A bi-partisan group of Senators introduced legislation yesterday that would make the Food and Drug Administration inspect U.S. drug importers and foreign exporters. The bill would allow Americans to buy drugs from Canadian pharmacies in the first year. It would expand in the second year to cover Australia, European Union members, Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe..]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/(R) ARIZONA: I BELIEVE THAT THIS LEGISLATION IS MUST PASS; I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO FORCE A VOTE ON IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, AND I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN SHOW ONCE AGAIN THAT THE PHARMACEUTICAL CAN'T DICTATE THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AROUND HERE FOREVER.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.. here forever.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Drug makers oppose importing medicines from other countries. They believe the proposal will allow untraceable and unapproved medicines to enter the U.S. and endanger patients.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=4]

The climbing U-S casualty count in Iraq has started to reflect on the climbing cost of military operations there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :08]

Yesterday America's top general told Congress the war could run more than four-billion dollars over budget by late summer. Fighting like that in the Middle East and keeping 20-thousand ground troops in the Middle East are expected to cost an additional 700-million dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not...]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: WE'RE NOT GOING TO CUT AND RUN IF I'M IN THE OVAL OFFICE. WE WILL DO OUR JOB.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=... we'll do our job.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile in the Middle East, marines are trying to hold together a shakey cease fire agreement in Fallujah. And, in Basra, officials continue to investigate who's responsible for car bombings which killed nearly 70-people including several children.
(------------)



[11Tetra-Troops]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC 2:57]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]

Several local soldiers in Iraq are getting a helping hand from a Blacksburg business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Tetra Incorporated, a fish food maker, collected several hundred dollars worth of supplies for nine soldiers. The eight men and one woman are Army Reservists based in Salem. The company spent the last week collecting dozens of items including snack foods, visine, cough drops, gum and razors.
Soldiers picked up the items yesterday morning and will immediately begin sending monthly care packages to the local reservists.
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[11Hillcats-Attendance]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-08]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats 6056]
[ENG#=2]


Just six home games into the new season, and the Lynchburg Hillcats are already reaping the benefits of their newly-renovated ballpark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 9]


45-hundred people turned out for Opening Night on April 9th.. compared to just 18-hundred people last year.
And despite cool, wet weather, the Hillcats have pulled in more than 95-hundred fans.. that's a 33 percent increase over last year.
Team officials expect those numbers to get better as the weather improves and regulars start returning to the park.
The city spent close to six million dollars renovating City Stadium.
(------------)



[11C'burg-Business]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC1:28:38]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, Christiansburg is on the verge of getting a new business for its industrial park.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The town is in negotiations with a small technology company. Officials can't name the business just yet, but they say a deal is close and could bring a few good paying jobs to the region. The business wants to locate on about three and a half acres in the town's Industrial park.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, Sony is interested in buying M-G-M. And, E-BAY has released its first quarter numbers.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((CBS MARKETWATCH HAS LEARNED THAT SONY IS IN ADVANCED TALKS TO BUY > THE HOLLYWOOD STUIDO M-G-M.SONY AND TWO PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS ARE SAID TO > BE CLOSE TO AN AGREEMENT THAT VALUES MGM AT ABOUT 5 BILLION DOLLARS. > > > THE INTERNET AUCTION SITE E-BAY LED THE EARNINGS PARADE AFTR THE > CLOSIN BELL... > EBAY SAID FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS SURGED 92 PERCENT. THE COMPANY SAID > MORE PEOPLE LISTED ITEMS FOR SALE AND USED ITS PAYPAL E-MAIL PAYMENT > SERVICE. EBAY ALSO RAISED ITS SALES AND PROFIT FORECAST FOR THE YEAR. > > THE COMPANY THAT OWNS PIZZA HUT, KFC AND TACO BELL IS A STOCK TO > WATCH TODAY.. YUM BRANDS POSTED A 21 PERCENT RISE IN FIRST QUARTER > EARNINGS AND RAISED ITS PROFIT OUTLOOK FOR 2004. > > SHARES OF COMPUTER ASSOCIATES RALLY MORE THAN 4 PERCENT ON NEWS > THAT THE COMPANY'S CHAIRMAN AND CEO SANJAY KUMAR QUIT AMID A FEDERAL > INVESTIGATION OF THE SOFTWARE COMPANY'S ACCOUNTING PRACTICES. LAST WEEK, > KUMAR'S NUMBER TWO AT COMPUTER ASSOCIATES PLEADED GUILTY TO ACCOUNTING > FRAUD. > > > ON WALL STREET, STOCKS RACKED UP MODEST GAINS.. BETTER THAN EXPECTED > PROFIT OUTLOOKS FROM COMPANIES INCLUDING FORD AND MOTOROLA HELPED GET > INVESTORS MINDS OFF THE LIKELY POSSIBILITY OF RISING INTEREST RATES. > > THE DOW INCHED UP 2 POINTS > > THE NASDAQ CLIMBED 17 > > COMPANIES OUT WITH EARNINGS TODAY INCLUDE: > AMAZON.COM, SEARS WENDY'S AND XEROX. > > FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jackson]
[ENG#=1]

Singer-entertainer Michael Jackson may be in more hot water.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA]

Several sources say Jackson has been indicted by a California Grand Jury in a child molestation investigation. The singer's spokeswoman won't say if he's been indicted, but says if he has Jackson will plead innocent. He has a scheduled arraignment later this month. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson pleaded innocent in January to charges in another molestation case.
(------------)


[11Vick]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:15:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

The public and the media WILL be allowed to attend the trial of three Virginia Tech football players.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Quarterack Marcus Vick along with wide receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh (E-moe) are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

Lawyers for both sides wanted the trial closed to the public. The judge in the case denied the request, but reserved the right to close the trial at times if necessary. Vick is accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl, while Imoh and Hill face charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.
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[PKGRadford-Cemetery]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC 2:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Some people in Radford are haunted by the condition of an old cemetery. They've been working to restore it and reclaim an important piece of black history.
Justin McLeod has more their efforts.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carlton English/Restoring Cemetery; :11 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=04-2001; :15]
[SUPER=01-George Turner/Restoring Cemetery; :22 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARLTON TALKING))
When Carlton English visits the Mountain View Cemetery in Radford he can now clearly see where his mother in law is buried.
[SOT 20:32]
[IN Q=My wife was really]

((CARLTON ENGLISH/RESTORING CEMETERY: MY WIFE WAS REALLY JUST, SHE IS STILL TALKS ABOUT IT, IT'S JUST A BLESSING.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=JUST A BLESSING]


A blessing that seemed unthinkable three years ago.
The cemetery was neglected for years and was overgrown with trees and brush.
[SOT 14:16]
[IN Q=When we first got]

((GEORGE TURNER: WHEN WE FIRST CAME UP HERE JUSTIN THIS PLACE WAS REALLY A JUNGLE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=REALLY A JUNGLE]


That was then, this is now.
Hundreds of volunteers have successfully removed a lot of the trees and brush.
Today, you can actually even see some of the headstones and with it emerges a piece of history.
[SOT 14:44]
[IN Q=When we saw]

((GEORGE TURNER: WHEN WE SAW THOSE HEADSTONES. YOU SAW WE WERE LOOKING AT ONE FROM 1886 AND THERE ARE EVEN MORE HEADSTONES IN THERE THAT WE HAVEN'T EVEN UNCOVERED YET.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=uncovered yet]


As a result it could take years to bring the cemetery back to life.
Five area churches have spear headed the project and so far have spent more than twenty thousand dollars.
They hope to begin removing the tree stumps this spring and one day restore all the headstones as well as put up markers for those graves that currently have none.
[SOT 21:36]
[IN Q=We've had a lot]

((CARLTON ENGLISH/RESTORING CEMETERY: WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY COME UP AND BEGIN TO DO SOMETHINGS, BEGIN PUT SOME FLOWERS IN AND THIS KIND OF THING AND THAT'S A BLESSING BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH DISRAY UNTIL NO ONE EVEN WANTED TO COME UP HERE.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=to come up here]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE GROUP IS HOPING RESEARCHERS FROM VIRGINIA TECH WILL BE ABLE TO COME IN WITH EQUIPMENT AND HELP THEM LOCATE SOME OF THE GRAVES. IN THE FUTURE THEY WANT TO GET TO THE POINT ONE DAY WHERE THEY CAN ONCE AGAIN USE THE CEMETERY AS A FINAL RESTING PLACE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
[Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP] [COMM]

[11Tech-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC46:20]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]
[ENG#=2]

A Virginia Tech Cadet is accused of sexually assaulting another student. 21-year old Jan-Michael Walker was arrested on Monday and charged with sexual battery and object sexual penetration.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Tech Police say Walker sexually assaulted a female student in Brodie Hall twice in the last two months. Police say the two knew each other and the most recent incident happened last week around 1:30 in the morning.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=None]

One of the charges against Walker is a felony.

[11L'burg-Library]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC24:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The threat of a major funding cut no longer hangs over Lynchburg's public libary system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


On Tuesday, city council voted to restore 140-thousand dollars in proposed cuts to the library's 1-point-4 million dollar budget.
Library officials say the cuts would have meant reduced hours, fewer services and layoffs to the staff.
They credit the public outcry with restoring the money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:28:27]
[IN Q=We've been most]

((LYNN DODGE/LIBRARY DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN MOST GRATIFIED BY THE PUBLIC'S RESPONSE. OF COURSE IT WAS THE PUBLIC'S ACTION THAT I THINK PROMPTED CITY COUNCIL TO GO AHEAD AND RESTORE THE LIBRARY FUNDING. THEY SAID THEY WERE INUNDATED WITH LETTERS, E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Dodge/Library Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=emails, phone calls.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Dodge says many residents see the library as an extension of the Lynchburg school system.
Taxes in the Hill City are still likely to go up as city council tries to close a multi-million dollar budget gap.

(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


In other business news, Stocks closed slightly higher yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((U.S. STOCK MARKETS CLOSED MOSTLY HIGHER WEDNESDAY AFTER RECOVERING FROM A CHOPPY MORNING.


THE DOW WAS UP TWO-POINTS...
WHILE THE NASDAQ WAS UP 17.


THE FEDERAL RESERVE GIVES THE U-S ECONOMY AN UPBEAT ASSESSMENT.
IN ITS "BEIGE BOOK" REPORT, THE FED SAYS ECONOMIC GROWTH AND HIRING PICKED UP IN RECENT WEEKS.
IT SAYS THE GROWTH WAS WIDESPREAD AS RETAIL SALES MOVED UP, AND MANUFACTURING, MINING, ENERGY, TOURISM AND SERVICES ALL GREW.
THE REPORT IS AN ANECDOTAL SUMMARY OF CONDITIONS IN THE CENTRAL BANK'S 12 REGIONAL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE NATION.


FORD MOTOR EARNS 96 CENTS A SHARE IN ITS FIRST QUARTER.. MORE THAN DOUBLE WALL STREET'S EXPECTATIONS.
FORD ATTRIBUTES THE IMPROVED RESULTS TO FAVORABLE COST PERFORMANCE, IMPROVED VEHICLE MIX AND FAVORABLE NET PRICING.
THE NUMBER TWO AUTOMAKER EARNED 45 CENTS A SHARE DURING THE SAME TIME A YEAR AGO.


AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING, COKE TELLS SHAREHOLDERS IT COULD SOON DECIDE WHO TAKES THE COMPANY'S TOP JOB.
CHAIRMAN AND C-E-O DOUGLAS DAFT IS DUE TO RETIRE AT THE END OF THE YEAR.
ALSO, COKE REPORTS FIRST-QUARTER EARNINGS OF 46 CENTS A SHARE..UP FROM 37 CENTS A SHARE A YEAR EARLIER.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN COKE'S HISTORY IT HAS HAD A NET INCOME OF MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Alleghany-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC 1:45:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Alleghany County officials are settling a lawsuit over an economic development opportunity that went sour.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

The Alleghany Highlands E-D-A financed construction of a building so Massachusetts based L-K-M could relocate. About the time the building was finished, L-K-M went bankrupt. Without income from a lease, the E-D-A defaulted on the bonds, and was sued for 3-point-2 million dollars. Now the E-D-A and the County are settling the lawsuit for 2-point-8 million.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 48:29]
[INQ=We've looked...]

((STEVEN BENNETT/AHEDA CHAIRMAN; WE'VE LOOKED AT EVERY KIND OF OPTION THAT YOU CAN THINK OF AND WE CAN'T COME UP WITH ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS. IT'S A COMPROMISE, EVERYBODY'S GOING TO LOSE IN THIS, INCLUDING THE BONDHOLDERS. AT LEAST IT'S OVER WITH. BIGGEST THING IS DOES IS STOP ALL THE LITIGATION.))
[SUPER=01-Steven Bennett/AHEDA Chairman;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUTQ=stop all the litigation.]
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The settlement is expected to be finalized in the next two months. Eventually the county will take control of the building, which has been leased to another company.

[PKGMayor-Forum]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC 1:08:32]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith will step down at the end of June, and four candidates are vying to replace him.
Joe Dashiell caught up with them as they made their case to members of the Kiwanis Club.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After four years]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :08]
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :29]
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; :53]
[SUPER=01-George Sgouros/(I) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JD, News 7 Roanoke.]


((After four years on the school board and eight on city council, Democrat Nelson Harris says the issue is experience.
[SOT HARRIS 15:58:35]
[IN Q=We must understand]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS: WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT CITY COUNCIL, CITY GOVERNMENT IS NOT JUST ABOUT SINGLE ISSUES, BUT IT IS ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ZONING AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND EDUCATION AND REGIONALISM AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUDGETS AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND INFRASTRUCTURE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=and infrastructure.]


Republican Alice Hincker told Kiwanis members that new priorities are in order... to make city government more responsive and representative.
[SOT HINCKER 16:00:43]
[IN Q=We'd like to believe]

((WE'D LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE IN THE CITY RECEIVES THE SAME EXCELLENT HIGH QUALITY SERVICES FROM THE CITY, BUT DEPENDING ON WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD YOU'RE IN, WHAT SCHOOLS YOUR KIDS GO TO, WE HAVE SOME CITIZENS WHO WILL TELL YOU THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S HAPPENING.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=don't believe that's happening.]


Independent Mac McCadden says he's tired of those bash the city, and says his single-minded focus is to re-build Roanoke's population.
[SOT 16:10:12]
[IN Q=We need to reverse]

((MAC MCCADDEN: WE NEED TO REVERSE THE DECLINE IN POPULATION IN ROANOKE CITY. WE NEED TO WANT OUR CHILDREN TO COME BACK HERE. WE NEED TO PROVIDE THEM WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO COME BACK HERE AND FOR THEM TO SUCCEED.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=and for them to succeed.]


Independent George Sgouros believes citizens want a full-time mayor, free of special interests.
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you the people]

((IF YOU THE PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN ANNOYED BY THE INEPTIBILITY OF MISGUIDED LOYALTIES, COSTLY DECISIONS AND CONSTANT EMBARASSMENTS OF OUR CITY GOVERNMENT, COUNCIL AND MAYOR, THEN YOU'RE IN LINE FOR A CHANGE LIKE ME.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=in line for a change like me.]


The candidates will come together for at least one more joint appearance before May fourth, and most are going door to door as they start to focus on the finish line.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke)) [Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP]

[COMM][Rocket-Man]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

A professional stuntman is going to new heights and right into the record books.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]

American Eric Scott powered his way into the record books yesterday by flying 13-stories armed only with a rocket backpack. The backpack which is reminisent of of those in "sci-fi" movies. As you can see, you slip your arms through the straps and away you go! Scott says as a kid he always wanted to fly and this is his way to realize that dream.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=none]

Stay with us...News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [COMM][BUMP]