[11Police-Chase]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC 4:14]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


Four women are behind bars after leading police on a high speed chase that topped 110 miles an hour.
Christiansburg Police say it began after the suspects allegedly shoplifted from the Sears at the New River Valley Mall.
Six officers from three different agencies pursued the women on 460, I-81 and 581.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :27]


The chase ended around 7:40 last night on the exit ramp from 581 south to Peters Creek Road.
State Police deployed stop sticks which flattened two of the tires.
A trooper then attempted to force the vehicle onto the exit ramp but the driver side swiped the cruiser.
The suspect's car then ran off the road and all four women were taken into custody.
State Police point out it was Christiansburg's call but say the chase was justified.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:10:07]
[IN Q=It depends on several]

((BOB CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: IT DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS. THE SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT OR CRIME AND ALSO THE NUMBER OF THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC ON HERE, THE TIME OF DAY, ALL THOSE FACTORS YOU HAVE TO WEIGH, IF IT IS JUST A MINOR TRAFFIC INFRACTION WE ENCOURAGE OUR OFFICERS TO DISENGAGE IN THE PURSUIT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Carpentieri/State Police]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=in the pursuit]
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[VO-NAT]


The four women who are in the twenties face a number of charges.
The driver Shelia Williams is charged with felony attempt to elude, felony shoplifting, reckless driving and assault on a state police trooper.
Ruth Barrett, Shelitta Williams, and Shalinda Hairston are all facing felony conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


They're all from Roanoke and currently being held at the Roanoke County jail.
Police tell us the women allegedly stole two thousand dollars worth of merchandise from Sears.


[Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]
[ENG#=2]


Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson says most people who need the flu shot should be able to get it.

Thompson says there are still 20- million doses for seniors and four- million doses for children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bloomfield, NJ;]


One New Jersey community is letting luck determine who gets the flu shot.
Bloomfield officials have decided to use a lottery system, ensuring that everyone eligible for a flu shot has an equal chance to be chosen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The biggest dilemma]

((RAYMOND MCCARTHY/BLOOMFIELD, NJ MAYOR: THE BIGGEST DILEMMA THAT WE HAD WAS ALL THE SUDDEN WE FOUND THAT WE ONLY HAD 300 SHOTS. WE HAD BEEN USED TO GIVING OUT 1200-1500 SHOTS. AND WE NEEDED A WAY TO MAKE IT FAIR." ))
[SUPER=01-Raymond McCarthy/Bloomfield, NJ Mayor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=make it fair.]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=HOLD]


Demand for the flu shot has soared since vaccine producer Chiron announced it would not ship supplies this year because of problems at its plant in Britain.


[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


The latest CBS News- New York Times poll shows President Bush's lead nationally over John Kerry is down to two points among likely voters.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]


In the battleground state with the biggest electoral prize, Florida residents have already started casting their ballots.
As Kerry campaigned there, he used a newspaper report detailing the top commander in Iraq's warning about supply shortages last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Despite the fact]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT INSISTS EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE IN IRAQ IS ALL RIGHT.. THE TRUTH IS FINALLY STARTING TO CATCH UP WITH HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=catch up with him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marlton, NJ;]


While campaigning in Democratic- leaning New Jersey, President Bush spread his get- tough on terrorism message.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I will never ]

(( I WILL NEVER SUBMIT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY DECISIONS TO A VETO OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT. ))
[RUNS=:06] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=foreign government.]
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


The latest C-B-S-- New York Times poll found most voters are deciding who to vote for based on national security-- and most of them support Bush.
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[Debate-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Debate #4374]

A reminder that WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District later this week, and you are invited to submit questions you'd like the candidates to answer.
(+++++++)

[Take DEBATE PROMO PAGE 1070 or E636] The one-hour debate begins this Friday at 7:00 p.m., and will include viewer questions that are submitted to us on-line. [Take Webaddress Full E522]
To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[11Disaster-Declaration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC38:20]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=4]


Help is on the way for victims of last month's flooding.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Month]


President Bush has approved federal disaster aid for the cities of Roanoke and Salem as well as Alleghany, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, and Roanoke counties.
Individuals will be eligible for housing assistance, low interest loans, and grants.
Those same communities were also approved for a Hazard Mitigation program, which provides funds for government projects that help protect homes and businesses against future damage.
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[11Warner-Spending]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:02:42]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Warner]
[ENG#=1]


An audit of Governor Mark Warner's office has turned up questionable transfers of money.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Auditor Walter Kucharski (Kuh-char-ski) reported his findings to the House Appropriations Committee yesterday. He says Governor Warner used a surplus in the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office to pay the salaries of political appointees- something the Warner administration defends.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:32:11]
[IN Q=The secretary of the]

((JOHN BENNETT/SECRETARY OF FINANCE: THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S OFFICE HAS A LONG STANDING TRADITION OF BEING TREATED AS A BRANCH OR ARM OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR. BUT I'LL ADMIT THAT IT'S ARGUABLE AND WE'RE RELYING ON WHAT HAS BEEN TRADITIONAL PRACTICE.))
[SUPER=01-John Bennett/Virginia Secretary of Finance;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=been traditional practice]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Bennett says the governor has worked to break the tradition and has cut 80- political- appointee- positions in order to save money. But, starting in July, supplemental transfers will be a thing of the past.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:54:22]
[IN Q=The way the language]

((WALTER KUCHARSKI: THE WAY THE LANGUAGE HAS BEEN REWORKED FOR STARTING IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THEY CANNOT DO THIS AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Kucharski/Auditor of Public Accounts;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=cannot do this again]
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[VO-NAT]

At that point Governor Warner will likely have to decrease his staff or ask for more funding.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-182]
[GRAPHIC=ALCS]
[ENG#=2]


In sports, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-to-4 in 14 innings.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX-MLB; :00]

For the second straight night, it was David Ortiz coming through. His single to center in the bottom of the 14th inning chased home Johnny Damon with the winning run. The Sox win 5-to-4, and now trail in the best of seven game series 3 games to 2, with game 6 tonight in New York.
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[Astros-Cards]


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


Houston has taken a three games to two lead over St. Louis in the National League Championship Series.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/MLB]

The Astros won game five, 3-to-0 last night on Jeff Kent's ninth inning three- run homer. Houston now heads back to St. Louis, needing just one win to reach the World Series for the first time in their 43- year history. Game six is tonight.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, Kroger is recalling packages of its pecan pieces.
Marcella Palmer has that story and and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]



((TECH TITANS MICROSOFT AND CISCO PLAN TO COME TOGETHER TO HELP CUSTOMERS COMBAT THE GROWING THREAT OF VIRUSES. THE COMPANIES PLAN TO SHARE AND INTEGRATE THEIR TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED TO ISOLATE INFECTED COMPUTERS WHICH POSE A SECURITY RISK.
AND A WARNING FOR PECAN LOVERS WHO ARE ALERGIC TO WALNUTS... SUPERMARKET CHAIN KROGER SAYS THAT KENLAKE FOODS HAS RECALLED ABOUT 200 PACKAGES OF KROGER PECAN PIECES BECAUSE THE PACKS MIGHT CONTAIN WALNUT PIECES. THE SELL BY DATE ON THE PACKAGES IS MAY 23 2005...
STOCKS CLOSED NEAR SESSION HIGHS MONDAY... A KEY FACTOR WAS A STEEP PRICE DROP IN CRUDE- OIL... WHICH BACKED OFF RECORD HIGHS TO CLOSE AT $53.67 A BARREL.
THE SELL OFF CONTINUED AMID CONCERNS OVER A LAWSUIT.... SHARES OF BROKERAGE FIRM MARSH AND McLENNAN CONTINUED TO DROP MONDAY... THE COMPANY'S MARKET VALUE IS DOWN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AFTER NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLIOT SPITZER LAST WEEK ANNOUNCED A SUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY WHICH ALLEGES THE INSURANCE BROKER CHEATED CLIENTS BY AMONG THINGS, RIGGING BIDS.
AND RIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAY SEASON TOYMAKERS MATEL AND HASBORO ANNOUNCE DISAPPOINTING THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS. MATTEL POINTS TOSAGGING SALES OF BARBIE AND HASBORO SAYS SALES DROPPED PARTLY BECAUSE OF SOFT DEMAND FOR SPINNING TOP GAME BEYBLADE.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE. AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Iraq]


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


In Iraq, U-S forces continue making progress in their campaign against insurgents in Fallujah.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


The U-S command says troops destroyed several weapons storage sites and safehouses of terror mastermind, Abu Musab al- Zarqawi.
His group has claimed responsibility for dozens of car bombings and kidnappings.
American military officials report recent U-S strikes have forced leadership changes in al- Zarqawi's movement.
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[11Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC55:28]
[GRAPHIC=Trial Begins]
[ENG#=2]


The murder trial of a former minister from Pittsylvania County is underway in North Carolina.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Rick Pulley is charged with killing his wife more than five years ago.
37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 ... her body was found near a bridge in Caswell County, North Carolina more than three years later.
The 48-year-old Reverend Pulley was arrested two months later and charged with the killing.
Jury selection began yesterday. His trial is expected to last at least a week.
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[11Tire-Dumps]


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


Car-owners will pay a little more for new tires to help get rid of old ones.
Yesterday, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced plans to get rid of the remaining 342 tire dumps around the state over the next 18 months.
The cleanup project will be financed by a three-year increase in the recycling fee consumers pay when they buy tires.
The effort to cleanup old tire dumps began in 1992. There were 23 million tires littered across the state then. It's down to just three million now.

(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC1:41:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A controversial methadone clinic is set to open next month in Roanoke.
Yesterday, members of City Council said they oppose the location and hope discussions with the company will continue.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials have been criticized for not doing more to stop the clinic, but yesterday four members of council made their strongest statements yet opposing the facility.
Sherman Lea said he is troubled by the clinic's proximity to schools, and said he hopes CRC Health Corporation will reconsider.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 07:22:52]
[IN Q=I think this company]

((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS COMPANY IF IT WANTS TO DO WELL IN THIS CITY SHOULD BE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH CITY LEADERS AND WORK OUT SOME FORM OF COMPROMISE, BUT THE HERSHBERGER ROAD LOCATION IS ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG LOCATION AND I OPPOSE IT VEHEMENTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=oppose it vehemently.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


City officials say they have no legal authority to stop the clinic at this point.
CRC Health Corporation is close to winning state approval for the facility, and though it still requires a business license, CRC plans to open on Hershberger Road next month.

[Kroger-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]
[ENG#=none]


In business news, a warning for pecan lovers who are allergic to walnuts. Kroger says that Kenlake Foods has recalled about 200 packages of Kroger Pecan Pieces because the packs might contain walnut pieces. The sell by date on the packages is May 23, 2005 Now here's a look at your local stocks.
(Kim tosses to stocks)

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

[6-Wythe-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC1:05:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Two Wythe County teenagers accused of first degree murder are headed for trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

42 year old Vaughne Thomas was stabbed to death in her Max Meadows home last May.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./May 30]

Her body was found, buried in the backyard. Her daughter, 14 year old Nakisha Waddell and a friend, 15 year old Anastasia Belcher were indicted by a grand jury yesterday on numerous charges including first degree murder, robbery and intimidation of a witness. A trial's been scheduled for December. The prosecutor says he hopes the two girls will go on trial together.
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[Trigger]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]






[ENG#=D1]




[COMM]




[VT-Information]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]
[ENG#=]


Portions of the Virginia Tech campus are without power and water this morning because of a busted water main.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS School Touch] As a result, classes are canceled in SELECTED buildings. All other classes will be held normally. School officials ask students, faculty and staff to either check the school's website at vt.edu or call the weather hotline at (540) 231-6668 to see which buildings are affected.

(+++++++++++)[11SOL-Graduation]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC07:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


State educators believe Virginia's high school are seniors making the grade.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co./Va. Department of Education Video]


Governor Warner announced yesterday that 94-percent of high school seniors in the class of 2004 graduated.
That was the first year students were required to pass the Standards of Learning tests to earn a diploma.
State officials are calling the passing rate a great achievement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:08:48]
[IN Q=It is a tremendous]

((THOMAS JACKSON/VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT IS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS STORY FOR VIRGINIA. I THINK IT BODES WELL FOR THE FUTURE AND IT TELLS US THAT ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN AND WE NEED TO BE DIRECTING OUR RESOURCES APPROPRIATELY AND WE WILL HAVE SUCCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Jackson/Board of Education;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=we will have success]
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[VO-NAT]


The figures also show that more than twenty six percent of students who were freshmen four years ago, dropped out, left the state, or failed to graduate with their class.
But the governor points out the number could have been larger if not for the state's Project Graduation program.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:07:41]
[IN Q=People across Virginia]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: PEOPLE ACROSS VIRGINIA AND STARTING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WE PUT TOGETHER THE KINDA OF ONLINE TUTORIALS, SUMMER ACADEMIES, THE EXTRA HELP SO THAT THE KIDS IN JEOPARDY OF FAILING GOT THE EXTRA HELP THEY NEEDED.))
[SUPER=@markwarner; :]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=help they needed]
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[VO-NAT]


We were able to get individual school system's results through the Department of Education.
Although some high schools did better than others, we found no school system had a graduation rate below eighty percent.
The graduation requirments do become tougher in the year 20-07.
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[6-Dumpster-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:27:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

A local agency is turning to an unusual source to fill a staffing problem... The Roanoke Valley SPCA has joined forces with the "Pen Pals" program to train some of its dogs. As Susan Bahorich tells us - its a "win-win" situation which is rehabilitating the animals and their new trainers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nearly two weeks ago... ]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Fuljham/Corrections Officer; :14]
[SUPER=01-Hunter Wright & Amber/Inmates; :33]
[SUPER=01-Faye Hicks/Roanoke Valley SPCA; :56]
[SUPER=@susan2; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Robert Cunningham & Jewell/Inmates; 1:18 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=SB, News7, Troutville. ]

((Nearly two weeks ago these puppies were thrown away with the trash...
[NATS@8:35.20] ((SIT, SIT, SIT.. GOOD GIRL..)) [RUNS:04]
.. now they're getting a second chance, just like everyone else here at the Botetourt Correctional Center.

[SOT@21:01.00]
[INQ=They learn housebreaking...]

((VIRGINIA FULJHAM, CORRECTIONS OFFICER: THEY LEARN HOUSEBREAKING AND GENERAL OBEDIENCE AND WHAT'S EXPECTED, AND AFTER ABOUT 8 TO 10 WEEKS, THEY'LL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION ON THE SITE FOR SAVE OUR SHELTERS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUTQ=.. save our shelters.]


Save Our Shelters is the organization which runs the "Pen Pals" program. Inmates are assigned a dog which they take care of and train during the course of the program.

[SOT@17:10.00]
[INQ=It teaches patience..]

((HUNTER WRIGHT & AMBER/INMATES: IT TEACHES PATIENCE, TEACHES HUMILITY FROM CLEANING UP AFTER THE ANIMALS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUTQ=.. after the animals.]


And, it keeps the dogs from waiting here at the at the pound....
[NATS] ((BARKING DOGS FROM INSIDE)) [RUNS:03]
The SPCA joined the program at the beginning of the summer when it didn't have enough volunteers to help with the growing number of animals.

[SOT@1:33.26]
[INQ=It definitely takes a lot...]

((FAYE HICKS, SPCA: IT DEFINITELY TAKES A LOT OF AND WITH PRISONERS THAT'S WHAT THEY HAVE THERE. A STRUCTURE ENVIRONMENT -IT'S A GREAT BENEFIT ALL THE WAY AROUND.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=.. all the way around.]


So far, the program has been a success- so much in fact that puppies were added to the "roster."
And, while it doesn't look like they're learning much- officals say already in one week they've seen a difference in the puppies and the inmates...

[SOT@22:10.00]
[INQ=If you can't have...]

((ROBERT CUNNINGHAM & JEWEL/INMATES: IF YOU CAN'T HAVE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH A DOG OR PUPPY, HOW CAN YOU HAVE ONE WITH A HUMAN BEING?)) [RUNS:07]
[OUTQ=.. with a human being?]


SB, News7, Troutville.))
[WINNER][Tape tosses to bump]