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HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


Fire destroys a home in Danville.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


A 100 million dollar U-S committment in the fight against mideast terrorism. wx-head
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live-head
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Stay with us, News 7 Mornin is next.

D'ville-Fire


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=fire


The roof of a Danville home had already collapsed when fire fighters pulled up early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/This Morning;


Crews were called to 774- Arnette Boulevard at about 4 o'clock.
The one- story house was fully involved.
They say it appeared the fire had been burning for a while.
Fire officials say the collapsed roof actually made it easier to extinguish the fire using the ladder truck.
Their biggest concern was ensuring the fire didn't spread to neighboring homes.
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IN Q=All these

((DAVID LAMPLEY/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: ALL THESE HOUSES IN DANVILLE ESTATES WERE BUILT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME TIME, THE SAME WAY, THEY'RE ALL WOOD CONSTRUCTION BUILT IN THE '50'S AND ONCE THEY GET STARTED LIKE THIS ITS HARD TO GET THEM OUT. ))
SUPER=01-David Lampley/Danville Fire Chief; :00
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OUT Q=them out.
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VO-NAT


No one was living in the home.
Lampley says the owners had been remodeling the house.
The fire was out in about 15- to 20- minutes.
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SUMMIT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is pledging 100- million dollars to help Israel fight terrorism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/This Morning;


Mr. Clinton announced the commitment in Jerusalem this morning following a meeting with with Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres and his cabinet.
The president also promised to immediately begin providing Israel with additional equipment and anti-terrorism training.
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VO-NAT


The U-S commitment comes one day after 29 world leaders gathered in Egypt in an unprecedented summit against terrorism.
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campaign-96


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=forbes


Steve Forbes' campaign manager says Forbes will announce his withdrawl from his G-O-P presidential bid today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


The publisher spent more than 30-million dollars, mostly his own, on the campaign trail.
A senior aide says Forbes will endorse front-runner Bob Dole.
Dole welcomed the news that Forbes will quit, saying "no doubt about it, it helps."
After his super-sweep Tuesday night, the senate majority leader spent yesterday back in congress.
SUPER=03-Toledo, OH/Yesterday;


Pat Buchanan said it's now a Bob Dole- Pat Buchanan race.
Buchanan campaigned yesterday in Ohio, one of four midwestern states holding primaries next week.
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Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


For the first time ever a cigarette company will settle a lawsuit about smoking.
The Liggett Group won't admit any wrongdoing.
But over the next 25 years it will pay for programs to help people stop smoking.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The suit charges cigarette makers have manipulated nicotine levels to keep smokers hooked.
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SOT 11:55:47 FROM FEED TAPE LABELLED TOBACCO
IN Q=And it's not

((WENDELL GAUTIER/PLAINTIFF LEAD ATTORNEY: AND IT'S NOT A MONEY DRIVEN EFFORT. IT IS A CAUSE.))
SUPER=01-Wendell Gautier/Plaintiff Lead Attorney; (Quick!)
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=it is a cause.
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VO-NAT


Companies like Philip Morris and Lorillard Tobacco vow to keep fighting.
Tobacco is Virginia's number one cash crop.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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In sports, a suspended N-B-A player takes a stand against the Star Spangled Banner.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
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OUT Q=little bit

$CCOFF

One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-3 Movie
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) This week, Anna Wentworth gets Up Close and Personal.
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SOT
IN Q=You, over here...
SUPER=18-"Up Close & Personal"; :00
SUPER=24-Touchstone Pictures; :10
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :51
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B"; :57
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=needs a darker edge.

((UP CLOSE & PERSONAL/TOUCHSTONE PICTURES: YOU, OVER HERE. YOU USE TO COVER THE WHITE HOUSE. YOU STILL GET THE COFFEE. IF THIS IS TO TELL ME I HAVE A LOTTO LEAR, I ALREADY KNOW THAT. I'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO SAY. I KNOW WHAT TO SAY. THEN SAY IT. GET IN THERE. JAM THE DAMN MIC IN HIS FACE.)) ((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: Michelle Pfeiffer is lovely and vulnerable as a novice newswoman--Tally Atwater--who wants to make it to the top.
Robert Redford is Warren Justice, a veteran newsman who has angered so many powerful people during his long career, he's now in"dry dock" in Miami.
She wants to learn, he becomes her mentor, and they fall in love.
There is a lot here that just doesn't ring true, but the scenes during a prison riot and other reports from the field work well. ((I DON'T WANT TO GO. SURE YOU DO. YOU COULD COME WITH ME. I'VE ALREADY BEEN WHERE YOU'RE GOING. ARE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE?))
These are attractive people in an attractive movie, but the contrived sad ending, and the lack of conflict give this one a weak "B".
"Up Close & Personal" is not the movie it could have been. It needs a darker edge.))
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LIVE=Larry/Full



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Branson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Billy Branson


Wythe County administrator Billy Branson says he can't force the board of supervisors to tell him why he was asked to resign, but maybe a judge can.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Branson IS taking the board to court over a January 15th meeting he believes was illegal.
He says legal action could have been avoided
SUPER=@File;

if former chairman Mark Munsey had produced the meeting minutes or publicly apologized.
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SOT 11:31:04
IN Q=

((BILLY BRANSON/WYTHE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO START LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TO MAKE THEM PRODUCE THE RECORDS, OR AT LEAST STATEMENTS OF WHAT THEY SAID IN THE MEETING AND WHAT ACTION THEY TOOK. Q: AND THAT WOULD SATISFY YOU, TO JUST KNOW WHAT WAS SAID AT THE MEETING? A: WELL, IT'S ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY SAID. IF THEY CALLED ME A SON-OF-A-GUN I WON'T BE TOO HAPPY.))
SUPER=01-Billy Branson/Wythe Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=won't be too happy.
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VO-NAT


Branson wants to know what the board said about him- -so he can decide whether he is a victim of discrimination.
Munsey has admitted minutes of the meeting were not recorded.
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Bank-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Banking


American National Bankshares and the Mutual Savings Bank of Danville will join forces.
Three offices of Mutual Savings will close today and reopen tommorow as American National branches.
One Mutual Savings office will be closed, but no jobs will be lost.
The move creates the largest community bank in Danville and the sixth largest in the Commonwealth.

First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-9
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First Union wants to be first when it comes to cyberbanking.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-First Union Video;


Yesterday it became the first bank in the country to release its annual report on a C-D-ROM.
First Union says the multimedia presentation will help people understand it's strategies.
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SOT 13:22:42
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((YOU HAVE TO PUT TECHNOLOGY IN AND OFFER IT TO THEM, IN A WAY THAT WILL BE APPEALING.))
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OUT Q=be appealing.
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VO-NAT


First Union's disk also connects to its home page on the Internet.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=First Union


The Charlotte-based bank has more than two-thousand employees in the Roanoke Valley, one of its regional headquarters.


Wireless-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Cable TV


While we're on the subject of technology, another option for television is just a click of the remote control away.
Scott Prince has that story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Nay/R&B Cable; :14
SUPER=01-Betty Ann Rice/Wireless Cable Subscriber; :39
SUPER=@Scott1; :50
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OUT Q=S.P. News 7


((There's something different about this cable hook- up.
The installer is hardly using any cable.
WIRELESS technology is now available in the Roanoke Valley... and the demand is signaling success.
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SOT 3:13:30 tape 1
IN Q=We have a

((BOB NAY/R&B CABLE: WE HAVE A RESOLUTION THAT'S TWENTY- FIVE TO THIRTY PERCENT GREATER THAN A TYPICAL WIRE LINE CABLE SYSTEM AND THEY SEEM TO LIKE THE CHANNEL LINEUP QUITE A BIT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=quite a bit


From the outside it appears to be a small satellite dish-- but that's where the satellite similarities end.
Wireless cable offers only twelve channels.
But the draw is that it offers local stations, and it can reach some remote areas where traditional cable is not offered.
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SOT 4:45:04
IN Q=We wanted cable

((BETTY ANN RICE/WIRELESS CABLE SUBSCRIBER: WE WANTED CABLE EVER SINCE IT CAME TO THE CITY OF ROANOKE, BEFORE WE WERE EVEN IN THE CITY. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET IT AND IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=wonderful opportunity

stand up 5:34:14 tape 2
That's not to say there aren't any drawbacks.
Yes, wireless cable gives you local stations... but as of right now, only half of them.
And unless your home possesses a clear view of Tinker Mountain, the system can't be installed. end stand up
That's because it works on microwave technology.
The signal from the mountain tower can't have any obstructions... that includes buildings, other mountains... or even a group of trees.
If any of these these things exist, the signal will be blocked.
Even still, officials hope to attract a strong number of households.
They expect 2- thousand subscribers to tune into wireless cable in the next year.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nhl logo


In the N-H-L --
The Ottawa Senators snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-to-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=103-Ottawa/==4/Dallas/==1//Winnipeg/==3/Toronto/==3;
SUPER=103-Hartford/==3/Pittsburgh/==2//Montreal/==1/New Jersey/==1;
SUPER=103-Florida/==3/NY Rangers/==3//Tampa Bay/==1/Philadelphia/==1;
SUPER=103-Buffalo/==6/Los Angeles/==2//Edmonton/==8/San Jose/==3;
SUPER=103-Anaheim/==4/Colorado/==0;


Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-James Breakell/Cranky T Chapter President;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


In Jerusalem today, President Clinton promised Israel 100 million dollars in its fight against terrorism.
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VO-NAT


Steve Forbes' campaign manager says Forbes is dropping out of the Republican race for president.
He's due to announce his decision later today.
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VO-NAT


Residents of Dunblane, Scotland, are grieving the loss of 16 children and their teacher.
Today's London ``Daily Mirror'' reports police investigated suicide-gunman Thomas Hamilton for suspected child abuse back in 1989.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday March 14th.
ANCHOR=Beth


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anti-terrorism


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is in Israel this morning offering the country, shell- shocked by the recent wave of suicide attacks, a 100- million dollar package of technology and anti-terrorism training.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/This Morning;


The announcement came this morning in Jerusalem, after a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Shimon Peres and a day after world leaders gathered in Egypt in an unprecedented summit against terrorism.
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OUT Q=more innocent blood.
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In their joint news conference, Peres praised Clinton as the first world leader to make ``peace in our time'' a ``major goal.''
And he said Mr. Clinton and the U-S Congress are changing the ``whole destiny of the Middle East.''
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FORBES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=forbes


Publisher and flat-tax advocate Steve Forbes is set to exit the G-O-P presidential race today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


His campaign manager says an announcement will be made at one o'clock this afternoon.
A campaign source says Forbes will be endorsing Bob Dole for the nomination.
Not long ago, Forbes was denouncing the Senate majority leader as a tax-raiser and an untrustworthy Washington insider.
The publisher spent more than 30-million dollars, mostly his own, on the campaign trail.
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Crime-bill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=reno, janet


Attorney General Janet Reno is blaming the National Rifle Association for what she sees as the weakening of a major crime bill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;


The house of representatives voted yesterday to remove some provisions opposed by the N-R-A, the A-C-L-U, and other groups.
The house is expected to pass the bill today.
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Hibbs-Wimmer-Ball


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A judge in Wythe County has certified abduction and murder charges against three men charged in the death of 17 year old Ricky Lee Coleman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./January 22;


Coleman's body was found next to a creek on route 618. He died from exposure to the cold.
Authorities say Coleman was drinking at the home of 19 year old Jason Hibbs.
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Hibbs allegedly punched Coleman and threw him in the backyard, where he lay moaning and cursing.
Authorities say later 18 year old Eric Wimmer and 20 year old Eric Ball helped Hibbs wrap Coleman in a blanket and drive him to the creek bank, where he was found three days later.
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Frizzelle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Frizzelle


A judge yesterday sentenced a former Halifax County preacher to 14 years in prison for fraud.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/January 17;


Authorities say 45 year old Jonathon Frizzelle signed loans to buy vehicles and expensive lawn mowers.
He apparently got into trouble because he would sell the items without notifying or paying the bank.
In January, Frizzelle pleaded NO contest to 13 counts.
He was also ordered to pay restitution of more than 19- thousand dollars.
Among his victims- A fellow minister and used car salesman.
Frizzelle was pastor at two local churches before his arrest last summer.
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Scotland-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morning
WRITER=nle
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The small Scottish town of Dunblane is in stunned mourning today for its 16 lost children, gunned down by a local man who burst into their school gym.
Cinny Kennard has more.
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SOT 4:12;45
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SUPER=03-Dunblane, Scotland; :00
SUPER=01-Cinny Kennard/Reporting; :38
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(( WORD OF THE MASSACRE REACHED PARENTS IN THIS SMALL SCOTTISH VILLAGE INSTANTLY, SENDING PANICKED FATHERS AND MOTHER RACING TOWARD THE SCHOOL JUST AN HOUR AFTER THEY HAD DROPPED THEIR CHILDREN FOR CLASS.

SOT; i just cant believe it...i hope he is alright i have to

see if he is alright.
SOT; absolutely numb , I cannot believe something like this

could happen.

NEITHER COULD THE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO HEARD THE HORROR.

SOT; we heard these gunshots in the gym we thought they must

be firing at a target or something.
SOT; it was gunshots and we were really scared.


ON CAMERA- WITNESS'S SAY THE GUNMEN SEEMED TO HAVE A TARGET IN MIND. HE WALKED INTO THE SCHOOL HEADED STRAIGHT DOWN THE HALLWAY TOWARD A GYM CLASS PACKED WITH FIVE YEAR OLDS. HE CARRIED FOUR HANDGUNS AND OPENED FIRE..KILLING 16 STUDENTS..THE TEACHER AND HIMSELF.

(hospital)


WOUNDED STUDENTS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL..ONE FIVE YEAR OLD WITH A BULLET IN HIS CHEST.

SOT; FATHER BASIL O'SULLIVAN- what can you say about five year

olds who are just shot massacred...just massacred.
THE KILLINGS SHOCKED THIS SMALL TOWN UNACCOMSTOMED TO CRIME, IN A COUNTRY WITH STRICT GUN LAWS.
WHAT DIDN'T SURPRISE PEOPLE HERE WAS THE IDENTITY OF THE GUNMEN. 43 YEAR OLD THOMAS HAMILTON LIVED ALONE IN A NEARBY TOWN. NEIGHBORS SAID HE HAD A FASCINATION FOR YOUNG BOYS AND GUNS.
THE CHILDREN KNEW HIM AND KNEW HE WAS TROUBLE.

SOT- he wast normal...there were alot of rumors going around

he was queer he was homosexual.
SOT; he was a pervert...he took boys to camp he was so evil



NOBODY KNOWS WHAT PROVOKED HIS ATTACK,ON THESE SMALL INNOCENT CHILDREN.
Cinny Kennard, CBS NEWS))

3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


March Madness is underway today, as Virginia Tech gets ready for its first round in the N-C-Double-A tournament.
Mike Stevens takes a look at the schedule.
Good morning Mike.
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$CCOFF
Birthdays
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-John Griesenbeck/Cranky T Chapter Member;



SUPER=13-Elizabeth Hurd/Va. Transportation Museum;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Fire


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=fire


The roof of a Danville home had already collapsed when fire fighters pulled up early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/This Morning;


Crews were called to 774- Arnette Boulevard at about 4 o'clock.
The one- story house was fully involved.
They say it appeared the fire had been burning for a while.
Fire officials say the collapsed roof actually made it easier to extinguish the fire using the ladder truck.
Their biggest concern was ensuring the fire didn't spread to neighboring homes.
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SOT
IN Q=All these

((DAVID LAMPLEY/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: ALL THESE HOUSES IN DANVILLE ESTATES WERE BUILT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME TIME, THE SAME WAY, THEY'RE ALL WOOD CONSTRUCTION BUILT IN THE '50'S AND ONCE THEY GET STARTED LIKE THIS ITS HARD TO GET THEM OUT. ))
SUPER=01-David Lampley/Danville Fire Chief; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=them out.
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VO-NAT


No one was living in the home.
Lampley says the owners had been remodeling the house.
The fire was out in about 15- to 20- minutes.
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Covington-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police say a Covington teen-ager was killed yesterday when he rode his bicycle in front of a pick-up truck.
14-year-old Glenn Franklin Rudd was turning onto Valley Ridge Drive, when the truck hit him.
Police are not releasing the name of the driver-- who is not expected to be charged.

Regional-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Regional Jail


The architects charged with designing a 42- million dollar regional jail system for central Virginia say they want the public's help in putting the plans together.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Over the next six weeks, the architectural team will talk with residents about what they'd like to see in each of the four buildings in the jail system.
SUPER=04-Last Night; :08


That process began last night when designers sat down with a neighborhood task force in Lynchburg.
Many downtown residents had fought hard to keep the jail out of their neighborhood.
But with the project a done deal, they now say they're just practicing damage control.
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SOT 21:19:04
IN Q=Yeah, we really

((TOM HUGHES/FEDERAL HILL RESIDENT: YEAH, WE REALLY DO WANT AND HOPE THAT THE REGIONAL JAIL STRUCTURE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE HISTORIC FLAVOR. WE'RE HOPING FOR A BUILDING THAT DOESN'T STICK OUT LIKE A MODERN SORE THUMB.))
SUPER=01-Tom Hughes/Federal Hill Resident; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=modern sore thumb.
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VO-NAT


Councilman Junius Haskins spoke to a neighborhood group last night about the new jail.
He says residents will only have themselves to blame if they don't take part in the design process.
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SOT 21:46:02
IN Q=People who live

((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: PEOPLE WHO LIVE ACROSS THE STREET, WHO LIVE TWO BLOCKS AWAY OR ANYONE IN THE CITY FOR THAT MATTER, WHO HAVE VITAL INPUT TO MAKE, THEY SHOULD BE WELCOME AND SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO DO JUST THAT, BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A COMMUNITY PROJECT.))
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=a community project.
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VO-NAT


The state is picking up half the cost of the jail construction.
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County-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Education


With Roanoke County's school board referendum less than two weeks away, county officials used the JAIL to make a point about education.
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SOT JOHNSON 14:01:31
IN Q=We're standing

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE JAIL , IN FRONT OF THE COURT SYSTEM HERE. AND THE ONE THING I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT EXPENSES, IF YOU THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE, WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE PRICETAG OF IGNORANCE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the pricetag of ignorance.
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VO-NAT


Supporters say more than bricks and mortar are riding on the April 2nd referendum.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


And while most of the money is earmarked for the construction of a new south county high school, supporters say they hope regional differences won't defeat the proposal.
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SOT MINNIX 14:17:15
IN Q=Another six or eight years

((FUZZY MINNIX/CAVE SPRING SUPERVISOR: ANOTHER SIX OR SEVEN YEARS, THERE'S GOING TO BE NEEDS HERE. THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEED HERE, AND THOSE FOLKS ARE GOING TO SAY, WE DIDN;T GET OURS. WHY SHOULD THEY GET THEIRS.))
SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Cave Spring Supervisor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=why should they get theirs.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=HOLD


Opponents have raised questions about the cost, the financing and the fairness of a project that benefits one part of the county more than the others.
Voters will have their say on April Second.

Bedford-deputies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Bedford County


Bedford County is about to get two new sheriff's deputies- both WOMEN.
One will become the first female ROAD officer in county history.
Wendy Finch
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday

starts Monday at the police academy in Salem.
The Sheriff presented her with the badge of office yesterday.
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SOT 14:11:03
IN Q=And congratulate

((AND CONGRATULATE YOU ON BEING THE FIRST FEMALE ROAD DEPUTY IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
SUPER=07-Sheriff Mike Brown
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT


She spent the last year and a half as a LYNCHBURG sheriff's deputy, working the lock-up.
She's not impressed by the historic "first."
She says it's just a job she's always wanted.
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SOT 14:19:35
IN Q=

((AND YOU NEED WOMEN OFFICERS OUT THERE. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT MEN CAN'T HANDLE.))
SUPER=01-Wendy Finch/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Deputy;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=can't handle.
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VO-NAT


Finch says she may be able to deal better with other women- whether they're crime victims or suspects.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


By the way, neighboring Amherst County already has a women in the police academy -ready to start policing the area beginning May 24th.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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In the N-B-A --
The Seattle SuperSonics clinched the first Western Conference playoff spot with a 100-to-99 victory over the Orlando Magic.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Charlotte/=91/Utah/=85//Boston/110/Philadelphia/100;
SUPER=96-New York/106/Minnesota/=82//Detroit/118/Phoenix/115;
SUPER=96-Chicago/103/Washington/=86//Seattle/100/Orlando/=99;

SUPER=96-Sacramento/104/Milwaukee/=95;