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7General-Assembly

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The Virginia House of Delegates has killed a form of the parental notification abortion bill.
That's a surprise, because a majority of the Delegates are in favor of parental notification.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


Just getting the landmark legislation to the Senate floor yesterday was its biggest boost in 17 years.
An amendment to a not very closely related bill got through a parliamentary tangle and onto the Senate floor in a 20 to 19 vote.
The 40th Senator who did not vote said he didn't sleep well the night before.
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IN Q=And I'd gotten

(( SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-BOTETOURT CO.: AND I'D GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE POLITICS WAS STARTING TO OVERRULE THE SUBSTANCE OF THE GERMANENESS QUESTION. AND I SAID I'M NOT GONNA PLAY THIS GAME.))
SUPER=@Trumbo;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=play this game.
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VO-NAT


Trumbo left and did not vote that time, but was back for the final 25 to 15 vote.
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IN Q=Spare me the

((SEN. DICK SASLAW: SPARE ME THE ARGUMENT THAT I'M PRO-CHOICE BUT. IF YOU WERE PRO-CHOICE BUT, YOU WOULD HAVE TAKEN SOME OF THESE AMENDMENTS THAT THESE WOMEN OFFERED UP OVER HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Sen Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=up over here.
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VO-NAT


Planned parenthood says states that have required Parental Notification have not reported good results with the law.
The governor's spokeswoman disagrees saying those states have seen families become more intact.
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7Housing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# edit of 96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


Roanoke's new rental inspection program appears to be gaining a lot of support.
Landlords, tenants and neighborhood leaders gathered last night at
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;

the Roanoke Civic Center for a meeting on the proprosal.
The city is moving forward with a program that will require inspections of rental property before new tenants are allowed to move in.
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IN Q=I think there is

((DAN POLLOCK/ROANOKE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: I THINK THERE IS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW TO WORK TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH AN INITIATIVE THAT IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO THEM ALL.))
SUPER=01-Dan Pollock/Roanoke Housing Development;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to them all.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Roanoke City


City officials say they will consider the suggestions they heard last night and revise the proposal IF necessary.

The city will hold ANOTHER community workshop in early April.


7SchoolwatchANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=school information

March decided to come in like a lion after all in Virginia, dumping snow on parts of the region overnight.
And this morning, a number of schools are closed or delayed.
(mel reads schoolwatch)
RUNS=1:15 approx.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Also cancelled -UVA's Lynchburg-Roanoke management series at Randolph-Macon.

7Weather


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Taking a look at the weather -
We'll have scattered flurries this moring, but otherwise, it's going to be partly sunnhy.
It'll be windy and very cold, with highs only in the upper 20s.
Tonight will be clear, with temperatures in the mid teens.

55Ice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


If you're going to be traveling this morning, take extra time and caution.
There's snow and ice from overnight in areas of Virginia.
Danville is reporting very icy conditions, and Lynchburg is reporting about six inches of snow
Stay tuned to CBS This Morning for all the updated school information.


55Halifax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


Halifax County authorities have arrested a suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting near Turbeville (TURB-UH-VUL).
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


33- year old Anthony Meadows was shot and killed at about 10- 30 at a trailer on Route 809.
Sheriff's Deputies arrested 26- year old Barry Dwight Thomas, Junior.
He's free this morning on 25-thousand dollars bond.
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IN Q=It seems

((LT. ERNEST POWELL/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT SEEMS THERE HAD BEEN SOME TYPE OF DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN FRIENDS, TWO WOMEN AND TWO GUYS, AND THERE HAD BEEN A PARTY GOING ON AND THEY HAD A DISAGREEMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Ernest Powell/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=had a disagreement.
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Authorities say the suspects' girlfriend lived there.
They believe the victim may have struck the woman, which prompted the shooting.
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55New-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Business News


Business news from the Southside has had it's rough spots lately where layoffs have been in the headlines. But now there is a promise of new jobs.
American Industries of California is putting a pillow manufacturing plant in Henry County.
The area beat out rival bids from several communities in the Carolinas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Martinsville, the county, and the state of Virginia lured the company here with an incentive package valued at close to one million dollars.
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SOT 08:07:47
IN Q=And we will be putting

((GREG PARBS/AMERICAN FIBER INDUSTRIES: AND WE WILL BE PUTTING IN ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT TAKES SIX WEEKS TO INSTALL AND WE DON'T PICK UP AND MOVE, ONCE WE'RE HERE WE WANNA STAY AND GROW WITH MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Greg Parbs/American Fiber Industries;
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OUT Q=and Henry County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


American Fiber plans to hire 100 people when it opens this summer.
But that number could go as high as 250 if demand for its products remains strong.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Also, a Henry County company announced it has a three year agreement to distribute ski apparel made by Pacific Trail, a division of London Fog.
Diversified Distributors Incorporated says this will create about 50 new jobs in the area.

55Student-Bomb


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=None


Two Floyd County High School students may face felony charges after setting off a bomb in one of the school's restrooms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd;


The 14 and 15 year old students were suspended for 10 days following Tuesday's blast inside a boys locker room toilet.
Principal Norman Blanchard is downplaying the incident.
He characterized it as a typical prank, and said the device amounted to little more than a firecracker.
But the blast was enough to send debris flying, and Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams expects to charge the students with manufacturing an explosive device.
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TALENT=Melanie
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The school superintendent can recommend that the school board extend the students' suspension, or even to expel them.

55Salvation-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


A car crashed into the Roanoke Salvation Army Shop... leaving a big hole in the front of the building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


It happened yesterday. Susan Swanson drove her 19-68 Ford Galaxy through a large glass window at the Williamson Road Thrift Store.
The store manager said the shop will not close, but joked that business would pick- up now that it had a drive through.
No one was hurt and police are still considering charges.
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55Kicker


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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GRAPHIC=virginia lottery


The Virginia Lottery has created a new game --
Lottery players will have another chance to try their luck beginning Sunday with Kicker, a game that uses a six-digit number printed at the bottom of Lotto tickets.
The game offers prizes ranging from 100-thousand dollars down to a free play for matching numbers in sequential order.
It will cost one dollar.
The first Kicker drawing will be held Wednesday.

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look at the weather -
We'll have scattered flurries this moring, but otherwise, it's going to be partly sunny.
It'll be windy and very cold, with highs only in the upper 20s.
Tonight will be clear and cold, with temperatures in the mid teens.
The cold will remain tomorrow - with highs in the mid 30s, and sunny skies.

8Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Abortion


In Richmond last night, the House of Delegates rejected a form of the parental notification bill.
It came as a shocker because a majority of the Delegates are in favor of parental notification.
So the fate of the landmark legislation is up in the air again.
But in just getting to the Senate floor yesterday, it cleared it's hurdle roadblack in 17 years.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=An amendment
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@Trumbo; :12
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :25
SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover; :35
SUPER=01-Karen Raschke/Planned Parenthood of Va.; :41
SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Governor's Spokeswoman; 1:15
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:33
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



8Housing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# edit of 96-20
GRAPHIC=none


More than three- hundred Roanokers packed a meeting to hear about the city's rental inspection program.
While the proposal is raising some objections, it played to generally favorable reviews last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Landlords, tenants and neighborhood leaders took part in the discussions.
The city is moving forward with a program that will require inspections of rental property before new tenants are allowed to move in.
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IN Q=I think there is

((DAN POLLOCK/ROANOKE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: I THINK THERE IS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW TO WORK TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH AN INITIATIVE THAT IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO THEM ALL.))
SUPER=01-Dan Pollock/Roanoke Housing Development;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to them all.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke City


City officials say they will consider the suggestions they heard last night and revise the proposal if necessary.
The city will hold another community workshop in early April.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look at the weather.
Danville authorities are reporting very icy road conditions this morning.
Meantime, portions Central Virginia got two to five inches of snow overnight....Multiple accidents are being report in Lynchburg and Bedford.
Today will be partly sunny, windy and very cold, with highs only in the upper 20s.
Tonight will be clear, with temperatures in the mid teens.

8Close


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=NONE


That's it for now -
Stay tuned to CBS This Morning for all the latest school information.
Due to our coverage of ACC Basketball tournament, there will be no NEWS 7 at Noon; but, we'll be back this evening for NEWS 7 at Five, Six and Eleven.
Bye Bye.