[29-Fatal]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=04-22]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident 0412]
[ENG#=1]


One person is dead after a hit and run accident in Lynchburg this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning]

Few details have been released, but police say it happened on Route 29 sometime before 3 A-M. The accident will affect the morning commute for those who travel on Route 29. The southbound lanes between Grace Street and Kemper Street are blocked. There's no word on when the road will re-open.
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[PKGCity-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC 18:24]
[GRAPHIC=2]


Roanoke City schools need more security.
That's among the many recommendations presented at the last safety task force meeting.
Justin McLeod obtained a copy of the final report and tell us what's in it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay McGrath/Safety Task Force Member; :12]
[SUPER=01-Paula Wilder/Safety Task Force Facilitator; :55]
[SUPER=01-Rodger Hogan/Safety Task Force Member; 1:23]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
It took more than eight months, ten meetings, and 31 members.
Now Roanoke's school safety task force is ready to issue its final report.
[SOT 13:04]
[IN Q=We did have a goal]

((KAY McGRATH/SAFETY TASK FORCE MEMBER: WE DID HAVE A GOAL IN SIGHT AND I BELIEVE WE ARE CLOSING IN ON IT NOW.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=IN ON IT NOW]


Closing in on it means changes in discipline.
The task force recommends better training for all staff, especially on how to prevent bullying.
There also needs to be more equity in discipline and students should sign a no bullying pledge.
[SOT 7:36]
[IN Q=We need to spend]

((PAULA WILDER/TASK FORCE FACILITATOR: WE NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME PREVENTING PROBLEMS THAN DEALING WITH THEM AFTER THEY HAPPEN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=AFTER THEY HAPPEN]


To do that, the committee recommends increased hallway supervision and more security at the middle and high school levels. [GRAPHIC 2]
The report even suggests metal detectors as a possibility.
The committee wants to see more teacher involvement particularly at the middle school level and additional guidance counselors.
They also stress there needs to be more parental involvement.
[SOT 6:30]
[IN Q=Everybody is a stake holder]

((PAULA WILDER/TASK FORCE FACILITATOR: EVERYBODY IS A STAKE HOLDER IN THIS SO WE WANT TO BE CLEAR EVERYBODY CAN TAKE SOME ACTION TO MAKE THIS A BETTER SITUATION FOR THE KIDDOS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=FOR THE KIDDOS]


A situation the committee believes could get better if Roanoke City develops more alternative education programs for serious offenders.
Smaller schools would also help. [GRAPHIC 3]
The report recommends equalizing the student population at the two high schools and that may mean redistricting.
These are recommendations task force members hope city leaders and the community take seriously.
[SOT 11:57]
[IN Q=It would be very]

((RODGER HOGAN/TASK FORCE MEMBER: IT WOULD BE VERY INSULTING IF IT WERE TO PUT AWAY AND COLLECT DUST)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=PUT AWAY AND COLLECT DUST]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=That is partly]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THAT IS PARTLY WHY THE TASK WOULD LIKE TO SEE FOLLOW-UPS. IT RECOMMENDS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SURVEY STUDENTS ANNUALLY TO CHECK THE PROGRSS. JUSTIN McLEOD,NEWS 7.))))

[11Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC18:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A trial date has been set for the Alleghany County man accused of beating a wheelchair bound man to death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

22-year-old William Riley Richardson was in a Craig County courtroom yesterday trying to be released on bond before his trial. A judge denied his request. The grand jury certified five-charges, including first degree murder, malicious wounding and attempted arson. The judge set Richardson's jury trial for September first and second. Richardson is accused of beating 65-year-old Richard Sarver to death in April after attacking an ex-girlfriend.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


Israel has launched a deadly missile strike after a militant bomb killed five more soldiers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City, Gaza;]


The missile attack on a refugee camp killed at least seven Palestinians and injured more than a dozen others.
Israel said the targets were militants planting bombs and firing at soldiers.
Escalating violence in Gaza over the past few days has killed nearly a dozen Israelis and twice as many Palestians.
(------------)


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]


As new photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse are shown to lawmakers, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is in Baghdad to meet with top U-S commanders in Iraq.
Several members of Congress say they're angry and disgusted after seeing the photos.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


They reported images of brutality and forced sex, and said the abuse of Iraqi prisoners went beyond the photos that the public has seen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The pictures are more graphic]

((SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: THE PICTURES ARE MORE GRAPHIC AND MORE DETAILED THAN THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC, BUT ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN THE PUBLIC PICTURES DOES GET A REAL IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED.)) ((SEN. JOHN CORNYN/R- TEXAS: I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU WHAT THE SCALE IS BAD TO WORSE BUT THEY WERE ALL BAD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Schumer/(D) New York;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Cornyn/(R) Texas; :12]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=but they were all bad]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Two more American soldiers now face court martial in connection with the scandal, including Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick, a prison guard at Buckingham Correctional Facility.
The deputy Defense Secretary is expected to face more questions about what went on inside the Abu Ghraib prison when he appears before a Senate panel today.
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[11O'Grady]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC59:26]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


A former Air Force pilot shared his thoughts on the prisoner abuse during his visit to Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Scott O'Grady was shot down over Bosnia and survived for six days in hostile territory-
Last night, he talked about the prisoner abuse in Iraq.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:59:04]
[IN Q=Now there]

((SCOTT O'GRADY/FORMER AIR FORCE CAPTAIN; NOW ARE THERE A FEW BAD PEOPLE THAT ARE SOMETIMES A PART OF AN ORGANIZATION, YES, BUT THAT DOES NOT REFLECT UPON THOSE WHO ARE DOING THEIR DUTY AND SERVING HONORABLY.)) [BUTT TO 11:59:23] ((I THINK THE ATROCITY OF THE BEHEADING SHOWS US THE TYPE OF THE MINDSET OF THE PERSON WE'RE FIGHTING.))
[SUPER=01-Scott O'Grady/Former Air Force Captain;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=PERSON WE'RE FIGHTING.]
(---------)
[VO-NAT]


O'Grady says he supports the war in Iraq.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:58:36]
[IN Q=THE REASON WHY]

((THE REASON WHY WE FIGHT WAR ON FOREIGN SOIL IS SO WE DON'T HAVE TO FIGHT THEM HERE AND AS WE FOUND OUT ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, THEY WILL COME AND ATTACK WE CAN'T BE ISOLATIONISTS.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=BE ISOLATIONISTS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


O'Grady was in town to help honor twelve young hereos from this region.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Young-Hereos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:15:18]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]
[ENG#=3]


[WIPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


These are teenagers who've overcome adversity in their lives to excel and inspire others.
Richard Wood was just three when a car accident left him comatose.
He's now an honors student and has been elected to school office.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:06:32]
[IN Q=You're]

((RICHRD B. WOOD/YOUNG HERO: YOU'RE AN HONOR STUDENT? YES. I GET GOOD GRADES. YOU MAKE A'S AND B'S. YES.))
[SUPER=01-Richard B. Wood/Young Hero;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=YOU MAKE A's and B's. Yes.]
(---------)
[VO-NAT]


Former Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady says the students use the same skills that helped him survive in Bosnia after his plane was shot down-
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT11:57:21]
[IN Q=My faith]

((SCOTT O'GRADY/FORMER AIR FORCE CAPTAIN; MY FAITH IN GOD GAVE ME MY STRENGH. IT DIDN'T MEAN I WAS GOING TO LIVE I FELT THAT RELATIONSHIP IS SECURE.))
[SUPER=01-Scott O'Grady/Former Air Force Captain;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=IS SECURE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


O'Grady says faith in God, Family and Country can help people overcome obstacles in their lives.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Blue Ridge Public Television and Kiwanis club are behind the young heroes award.

[6-B'burg-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Blacksburg residents are getting a little break on their taxes. The town is extending the deadline for real estate taxes by 10 days. Because of technical issues with the transfer of property data, those taxes are now due on June 15th.

[11Business-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC 1:59:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Some Craig County business owners will get a chance to voice their opinions on a possible tax increase.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

Craig County is proposing a tax which would levy a fee against businesses in the area. The Business Professional Occupational License, or "B-POL" (B-pole) tax would be taken off a businesses' gross receipts. While it's only in the draft stages, some business owners don't like it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@15:57:44:07]
[IN Q=It would probably...]

((VICKY REED/BROAD RUN TRADING POST: IT WOULD PROBABLY SHUT US DOWN, WE'RE BARELY MAKING IT AS IT IS RIGHT NOW. AND WITH THE SALES TAX, FOOD TAX AND SOMETHING ELSE- IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK FOR US.)) ((DOT KINCAID/ULTIMATELY ANGELS: IT DOESN'T GIVE IMPACT US AS LARGE AS SOME OTHER BUSINESSES, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD PAY OUR FAIR SHARE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTY. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
[RUNS=:23]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Reed/Broad Run Trading Post; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dot Kincaid/Ultimately Angels; :16]
[OUTQ=.. right thing to do.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

County Administrator Larry Moore says the county needs to do something to bring in revenue and "B-POL" could bring in more than 40-thousand dollars. Citizens will have a chance to voice their opinions at the supervisors meeting next week, May 18th at seven o'clock.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Walt Disney posted big gains in the second quarter. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]


(( > WALT DISNEY LIVED UP TO ITS BILLING... IN ITS QUARTERLY REPORT CARD, THE > MEDIA GIANT SAID SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS JUMPED 71 PERCENT EASILY BEATING > ANALYSTS ESTIMATES. ALL OF DISNEY'S BUSINESSES REPORTED GROWTH... EXCEPT > ITS MOVIE BUSINESS THANKS TO BOX OFFICE BOMBS THE ALAMO AND HIDALGO.. > RESULTS WERE HELPED BY STRONG ATTENDANCE AT ITS THEME PARKS AND SOLID DVD > SALES OF "FINDING NEMO". DISNEY EVEN BOOSTED ITS PROFIT PROJECTIONS FOR > THE FULL YEAR. ANALYSTS SAY THE GLOWING PROFIT REPORT BODES WELL FOR THE > FUTURE OF RECENTLY EMBATTLED CEO MICHAEL EISNER. > > ON WALL STREET... > STOCKS FOUGHT BACK IN THE FINAL HOUR OF TRADING, ERASING EARLIER. THAT'S > DESPITE OIL PRICES NEAR RECORD HIGHS, WORRIES ABOUT RISING INTEREST RATES > AND VIOLENCE IN IRAQ. > > AFTER TUMBLING 169 POINTS, THE DOW FINISHED ON THE PLUS SIDE WITH A GAIN > OF 25 POINTS. > > THE NASDAQ BOUNCED BACK FROM A 45 POINT DEFICIT TO END 6 POINTS LOWER. > > CRUDE OIL BRIEFLY TOUCHED 41 DOLLARS A BARREL ..TO A NEAR RECORD.. THAT'S > THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN 14 AND A HALD YEARS. INVESTORS ARE CONCERNED THAT > OPEC MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PUMP ENOUGH OIL TO MEET GROWING WORLDWIDE DEMAND , > ESPECIALLY DURING THE PEAK SUMMER DRIVING SEASON. SOME ANALYSTS PREDICT > CRUDE COULD TOP 50 DOLLARS A BARREL BEFORE THE SUMMER IS THROUGH. > > TOBACCO STOCKS INCLUDING ALTRIA AND RJ REYNOLDS WENT UP IN SMOKE AFTER > THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT AGREED TO REVIEW THE DISMISSAL OF A 145 BILLION > DOLLAR JUDGEMENT AGAINST THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. THE FLORIDA HIGH COURT SAID > IT WOULD HEAR ARGUMENTS IN THE CASE IN OCTOBER. > > 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]


[11L'burg-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC1:10:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A standoff between Lynchburg police and a man with possible psychiatric problems ended peacefully yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Authorities were called to Peaksview Park after neighbors spotted a man wearing just his underwear near the Ardmore Drive entrance.
A police tactical team was called in to help subdue the man after he refused to calm down and talk with negotiators.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:55:17]
[IN Q=He made some]

((BRANDON ZUIDEMA/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE MADE SOME THREATS TO HARM HIMSELF, TO ALSO HARM OFFICERS, MADE THREATS REGARDING A WEAPON. BASED ON THAT WE FELT AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE WAS TO SECURE THE SCENE, SET UP A PERIMETER AND MAKE USE OF A TACTICAL RESPONSE TO ENSURE OUR SAFETY AS WELL AS HIS.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Zuidema/Lynchburg Police Department;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=as well as his.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The suspect is a 44-year-old transient who police say they've dealt with before.
He'll undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will "not" face any criminal charges.
(------------)



[Gay-Marriage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


A judge's ruling may come late today or tomorrow on a last- minute attempt to stop same sex marriage in Massachusetts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


Conservative groups are trying to get a federal court to act before the unions become legal on Monday.
The state legislature gave preliminary approval to a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, but it will be at least two years before the issue makes it to the ballot.
(------------)


[Oil-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Some relief might be on the way for soaring gas prices--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


OPEC members are meeting next week in Amsterdam to discuss a proposal to increase production of oil by one- and- a- half million barrels a day.
The group says it's concerned that high prices could slow global growth.
But it blames factors it can't control-- including the U-S demand for gasoline, instability in the Middle East, and the war in Iraq.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[2-29-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=04-22]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident 0412]
[ENG#=1]


Lynchburg police are investigating a hit and run accident that has left one person dead.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning]

Few details have been released, but police say it happened on Route 29 sometime before 3 A-M. The accident will affect the morning commute for those who travel on Route 29. The southbound lanes between Grace Street and Kemper Street are blocked. There's no word on when the road will re-open.
(------------)




[Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire 4014]
[ENG#=none]


A fatal house fire in Montgomery County overnight. The sheriff's office says it received a 9-1-1 call around midnight reporting a fire at 569 Friendship Road. Firefighters were told that a woman was still inside the burning home. They quickly brought the fire under control and later found the woman in the back upper area of the house. The victim has been taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. Her identity has not been released.






[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, Disney has reported a net income of 26 cents a share for its second fiscal quarter. That's up from 15 cents a share during the same period one year ago. C-E-O Michael Eisner attributed the improved resullts to his long term growth strategy. In other news, stocks closed mixed yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((U.S. STOCK MARKETS RECOVERED FROM A STEEP SELLOFF NEAR THE CLOSE WEDNESDAY, LED BY GAINS IN BLUE CHIPS.


THE DOW WAS UP 25 POINTS...
WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST FIVE.


ALTRIA, THE PARENT COMPANY OF PHILIP MORRIS, FELL 7 PERCENT AFTER A POTENTIAL COURT SETBACK.
THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT HAS AGREED TO REVIEW THE DISMISSAL OF A 145-BILLION DOLLAR JUDGMENT AGAINST PHILIP MORRIS, RJ REYNOLDS AND THREE OTHER TOBACCO COMPANIES.
THE COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS IN OCTOBER.
A MIAMI JURY RULED IN 2000 THAT THE TOBACCO COMPANIES DECEIVED THE PUBLIC ON THE HEALTH DANGERS OF CIGARETTES AND SHOULD PAY PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO AILING FLORIDA SMOKERS... BUT THAT WAS OVERTURNED ON APPEAL.


THE U-S TRADE DEFICIT SOARED TO A RECORD 45-POINT-NINE-SIX BILLION DOLLARS IN MARCH AS RISING OIL PRICES PUT THE GAP WELL BEYOND WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS.
EXPORTS FROM THE U-S INCREASED TWO-POINT-SIX PERCENT FROM FEBRUARY, BUT IMPORTS INCREASED FOUR-POINT-SIX PERCENT.
THE DOLLAR VALUE OF CRUDE OIL IMPORTS SOARED BY 21 PERCENT.
AND CRUDE OIL PRICES CONTINUED TO CLIMB TODAY... UP 71-CENTS... CLOSING IN ON THE ALL-TIME HIGH.


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


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


[11Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC34:48]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[ENG#=1]

Two deputies have been cleared of any wrong doing in a deadly Pittsylvania County shooting. Special prosecutor Joel Branscom announced his decision yesterday afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./March]

Branscom says according to evidence, interviews and the state police investigation - Corporal Harris Silverman was justified when he shot 51-year-old Allen Lee Carter on March 27th. Pittsylvania County Deputies were called to a home in Axton - after family members said Carter was threatening his brother with a knife. Branscom found Corporal Silverman and Deputy Shannon Edwards did everything in their power to calm Carter and subdue him with other means before Carter finally charged Silverman with a knife.
(------------)



[11Book-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC1:36:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Dozens of Virginia Tech professors and students are spreading the word... of old text books to help third world countries.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They are part of BookAid, A non profit organization that takes used college text books and ships them to colleges in need. The organization targets countries that have lost resources due to civil wars, and natural or man made disasters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:56:32:00;1:49:44:00]
[IN Q=Two or three times]

((JERRY DIFFEL: TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR WE SEND SHIPMENT TO EMBASSYS. THEY'VE BEEN ALL OVER WITH SHIPMENTS TO RUSSIA, TO SOUTH AMERICA. WE'VE SENT SEVERAL SHIPMENTS TO NIGERIA IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. DIALLA KONATE: WHEN YOU TAKE PEOPLE OUT OF THE DARKNESS OF IGNORANCE AND PUT THEM RIGHT ON THE ENLIGHTMENT OF KNOWLEDGE. BOOKS CAN BRING THIS TO PEOPLE. :))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Diffel/Book Store Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dialla Konate/Virginia Tech Professor; :14]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=to people]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

These books are headed to Africa. If you'd like to help. Log on to our website. wdbj7.com and click on websites in the news.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[3-29-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=04-22]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident 0412]
[ENG#=1]


Traffic is moving once again on Route 29 in Lynchburg.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning]

Authorities had closed the southbound lanes between Grace Street and Kemper Street while they investigated a hit and run accident.
One person was killed. Few details have been released, but police say it happened sometime before 3 A-M.
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[2-Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire 4014]
[ENG#=none]


A fatal house fire in Montgomery County overnight. The sheriff's office says it received a 9-1-1 call around midnight reporting a fire at 569 Friendship Road. Firefighters were told that a woman was still inside the burning home. They quickly brought the fire under control and later found the woman in the back upper area of the house. The victim was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. Her identity has not been released.






[3-11Garden-Club]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:53:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A Roanoke group is getting ready to move into its new home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of the Roanoke Council of Gardens Club dodged a few raindrops as they broke ground yesterday on a new facility on Colonial Avenue.
The club had been searching for new housing after selling its Fairacres plot in South Roanoke.
The new building will be a six-thousand square foot facility with rooms for meetings and entertaining, and will include modern heating and air-conditioning, something the club's old home didn't have.
The club is hoping to move into its new home in a year, and members are anxious to begin landscaping. (------------)