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7Bedford-Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=shooting


A string of events kept Bedford County authorities very busy last night.
It started with a double shooting at about nine o'clock near
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;

a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney/Last Night;


A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
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That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew the victims.
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IN Q=And we've

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: AND WE'VE HAD A CONFRONTATION HERE, BUT EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW IS CLEAR. What happened over here do you think? BROWN: JUST EMOTIONS GOT, RAN PRETTY HIGH, AND JUST HAD A HARD TIME CLEARING PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE EMERGENCY PEOPLE TO GET IN.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:15
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One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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7Armed-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-16
GRAPHIC=McDonalds


Meantime, Salem police are looking for the suspect who held up a McDonald's restaurant and assaulted two employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


It happened early yesterday morning.
Police say the robber apparently struck the workers several times with a gun before he left with some cash.
They suffered minor injuries.
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7Pioneer-Maid


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-2
GRAPHIC=None


American Electric Power is helping in the recovery efforts of the Pioneer Maid.
The popular dining and sightseeing cruise ship in Pulaski County is sitting on the bottom of Claytor Lake.
It's been there since Thursday.
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A-E-P began lowering the lake early yesterday morning to help with the recovery of the dinner boat.
Right now only the upper deck of the Pioneer Maid is above water.
When all is said and done the reservoir will be lowered about five feet.
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((CHARLOTTE LAVINDER/AEP: IT WILL REQUIRE 72 HOURS TO REACH THE ELEVATION OF 1841. NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME AT CLAYTOR ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29.))
SUPER=01-Charlotte Lavinder/American Electric Power;
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The New River Cruise Company operates the vessel.
Owner Howard Barrett says a salvage crew will arrive Wednesday to get the boat out of the water so it can be repaired.
And as long as the damage isn't extensive, Barrett says he hopes to have the Maid cleaned up and ready for passengers when the season opens in May.
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7Meningococcal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit 96-4
GRAPHIC=Meningitis


Two more case of meningitis have popped up on Virginia college campuses.
Over the weekend one student at Radford University and another from James Madison University were diagnosed with the illness.
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SUPER=@File;


That brings Virginia's total of infections to nine this year.
Two of the cases have been fatal.
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IN Q=When you come

((DR. GAIL CASSELL/MICROBIOLOGIST: WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER IN FAIRLY CLOSE QUARTERS AS COLLEGE POPULATIONS ARE, DEPENDING ON RESIDENCE HALLS, ETC. THEN THEY ARE EXPOSED TO THESE STRAINS THAT THEY HAVEN'T PRESENTLY BEEN EXPOSED TO.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Gail Cassell/Microbiologist;
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Last month, 18- year- old Scott Hickey died from a rare blood infection caused by a bacteria which often leads to meningitis.
He was a student at Virginia Military Institute.
Cases have also been reported at the University of Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Full Screen


Symptoms of meningitis vary, depending on the cause-- but may include:
- Fever,
- Headache
- Stiff neck & back
- Nausea
- Skin rash.

7WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
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GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the weather.
Today will be partly sunny and warm with highs in the low 70's.
Nightime lows will be in the 50's.
Tomorrow will again be mild and cloudy with temperatures in the upper 60's.
There's a possiblity of rain on wednesday.
The highs will fall into the 40's by the middle of the week with lows in the 20's.

55Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# edit of 96-12
GRAPHIC=shooting


A double shooting ended in a fight at a Bedford hospital last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


At about nine-o'clock two people were shot near a building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney;


A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
SUPER=03-Bedford;


That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew them.
One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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55Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-16
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


Meantime Salem police are investigating the robbery of a McDonald's restaurant early yesterday morning.
Two employees were in the restaurant when the incident occurred.
Police say the robber apparently struck the workers several times with a gun before he left with some cash.
They suffered minor injuries.
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55BOTTOMS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-115
GRAPHIC=bottoms


A Henrico County judge today will hold a hearing in the case of Sharon Bottoms, a lesbian mother seeking to regain custody of her son from her mother.
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SUPER=@FILE;


Bottoms lost her four-year-old son, Tyler, two years ago.
The boy was turned over to Bottoms' mother, Kay Bottoms.
Sharon Bottoms claims she should get custody of Tyler because her living conditions have improved while her mother's have deteriorated.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Meantime, "For the Love of Tyler" is to begin filming next month in Texas.
"One Day at a Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli is signed on to play Sharon Bottoms.
Vanessa Redgrave will portray Sharon's mother, Kay Bottoms.

55Artist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 96-20
GRAPHIC=None


An artist from Smith Mountain Lake is adding more than just color to her canvas.
As Beth Myer reports Linda Wolitz is capturing the very essence her subjects.
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SUPER=01-Shirley Yates/Customer; :00 Quick!!!
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SUPER=01-Linda Wolitz/Artist; :22 Quick!!!
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OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.

((
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10 44 49 00 - 10 44 56 00
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((SHIRLEY YATES/CUSTOMER: SHE CATCHES THE ESSENCE OF THE SOUL OF WHATEVER SHE'S DOING. HER ANIMAL PORTRAITS ARE INCREDIBLE. ))
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OUT Q= portraits are incredible.


Linda Wolitz has been painting full time for nine years. While she was naturally talented as a child, her art education did not go beyond high school. And for much of her life, being a professional artist was just a dream.
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((LINDA WOLITZ/ARTIST: I REALIZED I WAS GOING TO BE A GRANDMOTHER. IF I WAS EVER GOING TO BE AN ARTIST THIS WAS IT. ))
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Linda says animals are her speciality. Shirley Yates has commissioned her to paint a number of portraits, including this one titled "Shirley's Treasures".
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10 45 01 00 - 10 45 07 00
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((SHIRLEY YATES: YOU AN ALMOST TOUCH THEM. THEY COME OUT AT YOU. YOU CAN ALMOST FEEL THEM. IT'S INCREDIBLE. ))
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((IS SHE CROSS EYED? THE EYES? IT LOOKS GREAT TO ME. O-K. ))
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((LINDA WOLITZ/ARTIST: MY PORTRAITS ARE VERY REALISTIC. I TRY TO CAPTURE THE SOUL AND SPIRIT OF MY SUBJECT WHETHER IT'S AN ANIMAL OR PERSON BECAUSE TO ME ANIMALS ARE JUST FOUR LEGGED PEOPLE. ))
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Linda uses pastels and lots of color as she captures her subjects. Art is now her daily focus.
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((LINDA WOLITZ/ARTIST: THIS IS MY CONNECTION WITH LIFE. THIS IS HOW I EXPRESS LOVE AND HOW I FEEL ABOUT LIFE. IT'S VERY SIMPLE, VERY QUIET. MY WORK IS NOT BIG AND BOLD. IT'S QUIET AND THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT LIFE. ))
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Linda's portraits start at 225-dollars. She also creates and sells cards and stationery. Beth Myer, News 7. ))

55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the weather.
Today will be partly sunny and warm with highs in the low 70's.
Nightime lows will be in the 50's.
Tomorrow will again be mild and cloudy with temperatures in the upper 60's.
There's a possiblity of rain on wednesday.
The highs will fall into the 40's by the middle of the week with lows in the 20's.

8Bedford-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=shooting


Bedford County authorities had their hands full last night with a double shooting and the fight that followed at the hospital.
At about nine-o'clock two people were shot near a
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;

building on route 6-55 near Moneta.
One was shot in the head, the other in the foot or the leg.
SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney;


A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later at a convenience store in the Burnt Chimney section of Franklin County.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
SUPER=03-Bedford;


That's where the gunshot victims were.
A scuffle broke out between some people who knew the victims.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:02:03
IN Q=And we've

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: AND WE'VE HAD A CONFRONTATION HERE, BUT EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW IS CLEAR. What happened over here do you think? BROWN: JUST EMOTIONS GOT, RAN PRETTY HIGH, AND JUST HAD A HARD TIME CLEARING PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE EMERGENCY PEOPLE TO GET IN.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to get in.
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VO-NAT


One of the victims was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County is still gathering the names of those involved in the incidents and the conditions of the victims.
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8BOTTOMS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# edit of 95-115
GRAPHIC=bottoms


A Henrico County judge today will hold a hearing in the case of Sharon Bottoms, a lesbian mother seeking to regain custody of her son from her mother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@FILE;


Bottoms lost her four-year-old son, Tyler, two years ago.
The boy was turned over to Bottoms' mother, Kay Bottoms.
Sharon Bottoms claims she should get custody of Tyler because her living conditions have improved while her mother's have deteriorated.
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8Meningococcal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit 96-4
GRAPHIC=Meningitis


Two more cases of meningitis have been reported on Virginia college campuses.
Over the weekend one student at Radford University and another from James Madison University were diagnosed with the illness.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


That brings Virginia's total of infections to nine this year.
Two of the cases have been fatal.
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SOT 10:49:46 (596-05)
IN Q=When you come

((DR. GAIL CASSELL/MICROBIOLOGIST: WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER IN FAIRLY CLOSE QUARTERS AS COLLEGE POPULATIONS ARE, DEPENDING ON RESIDENCE HALLS, ETC. THEN THEY ARE EXPOSED TO THESE STRAINS THAT THEY HAVEN'T PRESENTLY BEEN EXPOSED TO.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Gail Cassell/Microbiologist;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=exposed to
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Month;


Last month, 18- year- old Scott Hickey died from a rare blood infection caused by a bacteria which often leads to meningitis.
He was a student at Virginia Military Institute.
Cases have also been reported at the University of Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Full Screen


Symptoms of meningitis vary, depending on the cause-- but may include:
- Fever,
- Headache
- Stiff neck & back
- Nausea
- Skin rash.

8Pioneer-Maid


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-2
GRAPHIC=None


Claytor Lake is a little bit emptier these days as salvage efforts continue on a sunken dinner and sightseeing boat.
The Pioneer Maid has been is sitting on the bottom of Claytor Lake since Thursday.
American Electric Power
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Yesterday;

began lowering the lake early yesterday morning to help with the recovery of the dinner boat.
Right now only the upper deck of the Pioneer Maid is above water.
When all is said and done the reservoir will be lowered about five feet.
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SOT 13:07:14
IN Q=it will require

((CHARLOTTE LAVINDER/AEP: IT WILL REQUIRE 72 HOURS TO REACH THE ELEVATION OF 1841. NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME AT CLAYTOR ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29.))
SUPER=01-Charlotte Lavinder/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FEBRUARY 29.
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VO-NAT


The New River Cruise Company operates the vessel.
Owner Howard Barrett says a salvage crew will arrive Wednesday to get the boat out of the water so it can be repaired.
And as long as the damage isn't extensive, Barrett says he hopes to have the Maid cleaned up and ready for passengers when the season opens in May.
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8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the weather.
Today will be partly sunny and warm with highs in the low 70's.
Nightime lows will be in the 50's.
Tomorrow will again be mild and cloudy with temperatures in the upper 60's.
There's a possiblity of rain on wednesday. 20's. The highs will fall into the 40's by the middle of the week with lows in the