06:00-01

Headlines

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
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VO-NAT


150 people are dead in the Philippines after being trapped in a burning night club with no usable fire escape.
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and divided by war for almost four years, the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo is united again. wx-head
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


News 7 Mornin's is next.

Philippines


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


In the Philippines this morning workers in Quezon (KAY'- zahn) City continue to pull bodies out of a burned disco where hundreds of people were celebrating the end of the school year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philippines;


At least 150 died in the blaze.
Officials say the disco's only fire exit had been blocked by a new building next door.
The mayor of Quezon (KAY'- zhan) City has now launched an investigation and has ordered new inspections of discos and movie theaters throughout the city.
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SERBS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MORNIN
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=bosnia


After nearly four years of war, the last Serb- held area was transferred to the Muslim- Croat Federation this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sarajevo, Bosnia;


Residents of the Sarajevo suburb of Grbavica (grehb-uh-VEE'chuh) have been subjected to days of looting and arson as Serb factions conducted a slash and burn campaign aimed at leaving nothing behind for the returning Muslims.
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Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


Federal officials are investigating yesterday's plane crash on Interstate 81.
The crash killed the manager of the Mountain Empire Airport.
Tracy Altizer has more.
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IN Q=Just before one a-m
SUPER=90-Amateur Video; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. D.A. Shaver/Va. State Police; :16
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Yesterday; :24
SUPER=04-February 18, 1995; :36
SUPER=01-Brian Burkett/Asst. Airport Manager; :48
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; 1:08
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:13
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=news 7 Smyth co.

(( Just before one a-m, a fireball split through the fog along the border of Wythe and Smyth counties.
Minutes before, the pilot of a twin- engine Piper Aztec had radioed Atlanta flight officials he had missed his first attempt to land at Mountain Empire Airport and was going to try again.
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SOT 4:44:46

((1ST SGT. D.A. SHAVER/VA STATE POLICE: HE HAD MADE A FLYBY, SO HE HAD MADE A PASS AND WAS CIRCLING BACK AROUND, AND AT THAT TIME THEY LOST CONTACT WITH HIM. ))
RUNS=:09


State police say the plane burst into flames after it clipped some trees, lost a wing, and crashed.
Firefighters recovered the body of 31 year- old James Preston Harris from the debris, which littered northbound I-81.
An experienced pilot, Harris ran a charter operation and sometimes taught flying lessons.
He was returning home from Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County, where he had dropped off three passengers.
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SOT 8:31:34

((BRIAN BURKETT/ASST. AIRPORT MANAGER: HE'S AN EXCELLENT PILOT, REALLY GOOD. I'VE BEEN WITH HIM ON A LOT OF TRIPS, HE'S ACTUALLY TRAINED ME SOME TO FLY. HE'S AN EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT PILOT. ))
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No one on the ground was injured, but northbound I-81 between Groseclose and Rural Retreat was closed for almost eight hours.
It reopened after the wreckage was taken in pieces to Mountain Empire Airport. suOfficials believe dense fog played a role in the crash, but the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate to determine if any mechanical problems were to blame. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Smyth County.))

Salvi


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=salvi, john


John Salvi will spend life in prison for killing two Massachusetts abortion clinic workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dedham, MA/Yesterday;


Salvi's lawyers say he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and believed he was fighting an anti-Catholic conspiracy when he opened fire at the clinics in December 1994.
Salvi was arrested the next day in Norfolk after he allegedly fired a rifle into that city's only abortion clinic.
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Thomas-Burton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPEedit of burton #96-11
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


In Roanoke, Thomas Arthur Burton was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for his role in last June's robbery and murder on Memorial Avenue.
Burton shot and killed Randall Carter for a bag of marijuana plus 190-dollars.
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Lippard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-2/Lippard
GRAPHIC=lippard, tracy


A lawyer for a former Virginia beauty queen says his client and a West Virginia family she attacked have reached a tentative agreement on lawsuits stemming from the case.
Tracy Lippard attacked Rodney Weikle in February 1994 because his daughter was dating Lippard's former boyfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Lippard was convicted of attempted murder.
She sued her former boyfriend, Todd Scott, and Weikle sued her.
Lippard's attorney says both sides have agreed to drop the lawsuits.
He would not divulge the terms of the agreement.
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1-Sports


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


Kudos for a local basketball coach.
Steve Mason has the details in sports.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) This morning, we find out about agility training.
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IN Q=Agility is an obstacle...
SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Kaffa Shank/Star City Canine Club; :31 (Screen right)
RUNS=2:35
OUT Q=in their backyard.
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McIntosh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=McIntosh


A Roanoke City School principal is in court for allegedly striking one of his students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


35 year old Michael McIntosh is principal at the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy-- a school for troubled youth.
He's accused of striking a child last October on campus.
McIntosh says he's confident the outcome will be in his favor.
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SOT 14:13:07
IN Q=We're looking forward

((JOHN P. FISHWICK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR DAY IN COURT. WE ASKED THE JUDGE TODAY FOR A QUICK TRIAL DATE OF APRIL 12TH. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TRUTH COMING OUT IN THIS CASE. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF WITNESSES WHO WILL BE TESTIFYING AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING OUR HEARING.))
SUPER=01-John P. Fishwick/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=having our hearing.
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VO-NAT


McIntosh has been suspended from his job pending the outcome.
Noel C. Taylor school caters to 170 students who are having trouble adjusting in their homes.
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COMA-RAPE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=medical news


A New York woman who was allegedly raped while in a coma, delivered her baby prematurely yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rochester, NY/Yesterday;


Doctors believe this is the first case of someone getting pregnant, and then giving birth while in a chronic vegetative state.
A doctor in Rochester says the two-pound, 11-ounce boy and his mother appear to be doing fine.
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IN Q=

4:08:07 ((DR. JAMES WOODS: THE RISKS ARE LUNG DEVELOPMENT, NUTRUITION AND ON A REGULAR BASIS AND DOCTORS HERE ARE VERY SKILLED TO ADDRESS THOSE CHALLENGES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Woods/Strong Memorial Hospital;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THOSE CHALLENGES.
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VO-NAT


It's believed the child was conceived when the mother was raped last summer while a patient at a Rochester Nursing Home.
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Drug-Abuse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=None


Speed and Ritalin are fast becoming the most popular ways for American teens to get high.
But locally, these dangerous fads are not catching on as fast.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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IN Q=It's a drug prescribed
SUPER=@File; :10
SUPER=01-Steve Eckstein/Richfield Pharmacy; :23
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; 1:03
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:16
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OUT Q=McBroom, News 7


((It's a drug prescribed to treat hyperactive children, but Ritalin is often abused by teens for its effects as a stimulant.
And when abused, it can be deadly.
Last year a Roanoke high school senior died after snorting the drug at a party.
Local health officials say incidents of Ritalin abuse continue to increase-- mainly from teens who buy or steal the drug from younger children taking the medication.
That's why parents have to take control.
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SOT 18:15:03
IN Q=As a parent

((STEVE ECKSTEIN/RICHFIELD PHARMACY: AS A PARENT, YOU PRETTY MUCH HAVE TO KEEP THIS STUFF IN YOUR POSSESSION AND GIVE IT TO THEM AS THEY NEED IT. ))
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Meanwhile, methamphetamine or speed is also hitting the fast track as the preferred drug in much of the U-S.
It's an often hazardous mix of drugs like ephedrine or dexedrine and various chemicals.
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SOT 18:17:30

((THESE THINGS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE HOME-MADE OR SHIPPED IN FROM UNDERGROUND LABS. ANYTHING THAT IS NOT MADE IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT CAN JUST DOWNRIGHT BE DANGEROUS. ))
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Although methamphetamine hasn't taken the Roanoke Valley by storm-- it has made its presence known.
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SOT 17:34:19

((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: SOMETIMES IT TAKES LONGER FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DRUGS TO SPREAD TO OTHER AREAS. YOU ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH NUMBERS OF COMPLAINTS AND REPORTS THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT-- SO IT WASN'T NECESSARILY AS ACCURATE AS WE'D LIKE IT TO BE. ))
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standup here
While trendy drugs like Ritalin and Methamphetamine aren't as common here locally, Kincaid says there's still a high usage of marijuana and L-S-D.
But as drug abuse is still a problem-- Kincaid says outreach programs like D.A.R.E. are spreading the message to end it.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

2-scores


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


In sports --
The Seattle SuperSonics have joined the Chicago Bulls as the only N-B-A teams with 50 wins this season.
The Sonics beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-to-101 last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Seattle/104/LA Clippers/101//Utah/107/Milwaukee/=90;
SUPER=96-Denver/122/Toronto/114//Chicago/=98/Philadelphia/=94;
SUPER=96-San Antonio/104/Golden State/=98;



SUPER=97-Tulane/=84/Minnesota/=65//S. Carolina/=80/Vanderbilt/=70;
SUPER=97-Alabama/=72/Missouri/=49//Illinois St./=77/Wisconsin/=62;




Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-3 Animal Health
CHROMAKEY=Live/Lobby
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) This morning, we're talking "bird care" and the African Gray

Parrot.
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IN Q=The studies that have...
SUPER=13-Dr. Vanessa Rolfe/Avian & Exotic Veterinarian; (Quick)
RUNS=2:06
OUT Q=mornings Animal Health Today.
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2headlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Bodies are still be pulled from the rubble of a burned disco in the Philippines this morning.
At least 150 people, mostly teenagers, were killed in the blaze.
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VO-NAT


Divided by war since 19-92, the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo is united again.
The Muslim-Croat federation took control of the last Serb areas this morning.
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VO-NAT


And a two week ordeal for residents of a Wisconsin town is finally coming to an end.
Today residents of Weyauwega are expected to return home following a train derailment.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday March 19th.
ANCHOR=Beth


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FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MORNIN
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


At least 150 students celebrating the end of the school year are dead from a fire at a nightclub in the Philippines.
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SUPER=03-Philippines;
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VO-NAT


Dozens more were injured.
Officials say the disco in Quezon (KAY'- zahn) City had no usable fire exits and many of the teens rushed to escape through the only entrance, which was a narrow front corridor.
Many were trampled in the panic.
The city's mayor has launched an investigation and has ordered new inspections of discos and movie theaters throughout the city.
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BOSNIA


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


Divided by war for almost four years, the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo is united again with the Muslim-Croat federation taking control of the last of five Serb areas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sarajevo, Bosnia;


After days of looting, arson and reported rape by angry Serbs, 100 federation police moved into Grbavica (grehb-uh-VEE'-chuh) this morning.
The handover came just hours after departing Serbs tossed grenades and set more buildings ablaze before fleeing.
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WEYAUWEGA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Wisconsin officials will a conduct a final safety inspection in the town of Weyauwega today to determine if it's safe for residents to go home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Weyauwega, WI;


The town's 17-hundred residents were forced to leave two weeks ago when a freight train loaded with propane gas derailed.
Sunday night, an explosives expert set off a spectacular blast to burn the remaining propane.
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IN Q=
((SOT, LT. COL. PETER FOX, WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD: TWO TANK CARS THAT WERE

REMAINING WERE OPENED AND THEIR LOADS...THE GREAT BULK OF THEIR LOADS EMPTIED INTO LITTLE CONTAINMENT PITS WHERE THE LIQUID PROPANE THEN BURNED. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Peter Fox/Wisconsin National Guard;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=where liquid propane burned.
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VO-NAT


A fraction of the town's residents have already moved back home.
They are the folks who live at least a couple miles from the derailment.
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barge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Galveston Bay, TX/Yesterday;


High winds and rough seas are being blamed for causing a barge to split open, spilling at least 169- gallons of oil into Galveston Bay, Texas.
The barge could potentially leak its entire load of 714- thousand gallons.
Cleanup crews are scrambling to contain the spill but the high winds are making it difficult.
The spill stretches out over a mile into the bay.
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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Clinton;


President Clinton presents his 19-97 budget to Congress today.
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VO-NAT


The plan calls for tax cuts totalling 100-billion dollars over seven years and a balanced budget by the year two- thousand- and- two.
The President and congressional leaders meet tomorrow to discuss the current impasse over this year's budget.
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Natural-Law


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=dole, bob


Voters in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin could put Bob Dole over the top today in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination.
SS=Goode


On the local front, Democratic State Senator Virgil Goode formally launches his campaign for the fifth district congressional seat.
SS=campaign 96


Meantime, a fairly new political party may be coming soon to a ballot near you.
They're the candidates of the four- year old Natural Law party, and they say they're bringing the light of science into politics.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Vice- Presidential
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Tompkins/Natural Law V.P. Candidate; :13
SUPER=@Ellen1; :42
SUPER=01-Jackie Bowser/Va. Natural Law Party; 1:06
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( Vice- Presidential candidate Mike Tompkins is travelling Virginia this week, recruiting Congressional candidates and raising signatures to get on the ballot.
He believes crime can be prevented by communities practicing yogic flying.
sot TAPE TWO 02:37:35

((MIKE TOMPKINS/NATURAL LAW VICE- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: AND WHAT YOU SEE IS YOU SEE A PERSON RISING UP INTO THE AIR THEN AND COMING BACK DOWN. A KIND OF HOPPING MOTION. AND I THINK THE CLASSICAL TEXTS TALK ABOUT THREE STAGES OF THIS. THE KIND OF HOPPING, HOVERING, AND FLOATING AROUND. AND I DON'T KNOW THAT ANYBODY HAS EVER PASSED BEYOND THE HOPPING STAGE.))
runs=:19


All connections to the Maharishi aside, the Natural Law party has a serious platform, and means to be on all 50 states' ballots.
sot standup 03:07:32 TAPE TWO

((THE NATURAL LAW PARTY NEEDS 16- THOUSAND SIGNATURES TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN VIRGINIA. IT CAN BE DONE. LENORA FULANI DID IT. SO DID LYNDON LAROUCHE.))
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Pragmatic ideas about crime prevention, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture, and preventive medicine will ring true with many Virginia voters ... like Jackie Bowser of Dinwiddie.
Bowser says she can sell the party to her neighbors and friends who want more say in their government.
sot 02:44:59

((JACKIE BOWSER/Va. NATURAL LAW PARTY: THEY KNOW ME FIRST. SO THEY KNOW WHO I AM AND WHAT KIND OF PERSON I AM. AND THAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHETHER I'M MEDITATING OR NOT MEDITATING OR FLYING OR NOT FLYING.))
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SOT TAPE ONE 02:17:02

((MIKE TOMPKINS: WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS OUT THERE THAT IF APPLIED IN A PREVENTIVE WAY CAN ACTUALLY REDUCE THE PROBLEMS THAT GOVERNMENT IS CONTENDING WITH. AND THEREBY REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, THE COST OF GOVERNMENT, AND BE ABLE TO LOWER TAXES IN A RESPONSIBLE FASHION.))
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The Natural Law party originated in Iowa -- but takes it's name from the quintessential Virginian.
Thomas Jefferson wrote about the laws of nature and nature's God in a little document called the Declaration of Independence.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

3-Sports


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


In sports, Steve Mason takes a look at some transactions at V-M-I.
Good morning Steve.
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out= back to you.


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-3 Star City Canine
CHROMAKEY=Live/Lobby
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) There's a new dog club in town, and they're getting ready for their

open house this Sunday.
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SOT
IN Q=We do all levels...
SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Beth Garland/Star City Canine Club; :32 (Screen right)
RUNS=1:54
OUT Q=in another class.
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SS=(Star City Canine Club-phone number-ESS#8017)


For more on the Star City Canine Club--their training and obedience programs and the open house Sunday--call (540) 344-7651.

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Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


Federal officials will spend today pouring over the wreckage of yesterday's plane crash on Interstate 81.
The crash killed the manager of the Mountain Empire Airport.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Just before one a-m
SUPER=90-Amateur Video; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. D.A. Shaver/Va. State Police; :16
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Yesterday; :24
SUPER=04-February 18, 1995; :36
SUPER=01-Brian Burkett/Asst. Airport Manager; :48
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; 1:08
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:13
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=news 7 Smyth co.

(( Just before one a-m, a fireball split through the fog along the border of Wythe and Smyth counties.
Minutes before, the pilot of a twin- engine Piper Aztec had radioed Atlanta flight officials he had missed his first attempt to land at Mountain Empire Airport and was going to try again.
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SOT 4:44:46

((1ST SGT. D.A. SHAVER/VA STATE POLICE: HE HAD MADE A FLYBY, SO HE HAD MADE A PASS AND WAS CIRCLING BACK AROUND, AND AT THAT TIME THEY LOST CONTACT WITH HIM. ))
RUNS=:09


State police say the plane burst into flames after it clipped some trees, lost a wing, and crashed.
Firefighters recovered the body of 31 year- old James Preston Harris from the debris, which littered northbound I-81.
An experienced pilot, Harris ran a charter operation and sometimes taught flying lessons.
He was returning home from Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County, where he had dropped off three passengers.
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SOT 8:31:34

((BRIAN BURKETT/ASST. AIRPORT MANAGER: HE'S AN EXCELLENT PILOT, REALLY GOOD. I'VE BEEN WITH HIM ON A LOT OF TRIPS, HE'S ACTUALLY TRAINED ME SOME TO FLY. HE'S AN EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT PILOT. ))
RUNS=:11


No one on the ground was injured, but northbound I-81 between Groseclose and Rural Retreat was closed for almost eight hours.
It reopened after the wreckage was taken in pieces to Mountain Empire Airport. suOfficials believe dense fog played a role in the crash, but the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate to determine if any mechanical problems were to blame. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Smyth County.))

John-Salvi


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=salvi, john


Convicted abortion clinic gunman John Salvi will spend the rest of his life in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dedham, MA/Yesterday;


A Massachusetts jury deliberated nine hours over two days before rejecting defense claims that Salvi was insane when he killed two clinic workers in 1994.
Salvi was arrested the next day in Norfolk after he allegedly fired a rifle into that city's only abortion clinic.
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Burton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Thomas Burton


A Roanoke man learned he also will spend life in prison for what the prosecutor called the worst type of crime one can imagine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Thomas Arthur Burton denied his involvement in last June's robbery and murder on Memorial Avenue.
SUPER=@file;


Burton had shot and killed Randall Carter for a bag of marijuana plus 190-dollars.
Burton claimed the other two men involved had dropped him off before THEY committed the crime.
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SOT
IN Q=I know I'm

((I KNOW I'M NO ANGEL, SIR. I HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS AS A KID, AND SOME AS AN ADULT, TOO. BUT I'M NO MURDERER. I'VE NEVER KILLED ANYBODY. AND I'M SORRY FOR THAT FAMILY OVER THERE. I'M SORRY THAT YOU LOST YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR SON, BUT I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. I FEEL MORE SORRY FOR MY FAMILY.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Arthur Burton/Convicted Murderer;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=for my family.
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VO-NAT


Judge Cliff Weckstein gave Burton a life sentence for the murder, plus 20 years for robbery.
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City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96=12
GRAPHIC=Roanoke seal


The Victory Stadium Speedway will be back in business this year.
Roanoke City Council has okayed an agreement with promoter Danny Taylor that will bring a new and smaller class of cars to the stadium.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Taylor is planning races on 13 dates during the spring and summer.
Drivers will race mini-cup, mini-stock, mini-modified and legends.. all smaller than the cars that have raced in Victory Stadium in the past.
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SOT
IN Q=This will provide a greater

((DANNY TAYLOR/RACING PROMOTER: THIS WILL PROVIDE A GREATER COMPETITION AND MORE OF A COMPETITION WITH THESE TYPE OF VEHICLES. THE NEW CLASSES AND FOLKS WILL RELATE VERY WELL TO THEM BECAUSE THEY LOOK JUST LIKE A WINSTON CUP CAR.))
SUPER=01-Danny Taylor/Racing Promoter; :05
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=winston cup car.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Also, Council endorsed the plan to build an interchange on Interstate 581, south of Hershberger Road.
And it decided on a name for the Pedestrian Bridge that links the Hotel Roanoke with downtown.
The new name?
Market Square Walkway.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=BB96-4
GRAPHIC=nba logo


Even without their leading rebounder, the Chicago Bulls were able to walk away with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00


The N-B-A suspended Dennis Rodman for six games without pay and fined him 20-thousand dollars for head-butting an official over the weekend.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Denver/122/Toronto/114//Chicago/=98/Philadelphia/=94;
SUPER=96-Seattle/104/LA Clippers/101//Utah/107/Milwaukee/=90;
SUPER=96-San Antonio/104/Golden State/=98;



SUPER=97-Tulane/=84/Minnesota/=65//S. Carolina/=80/Vanderbilt/=70;
SUPER=97-Alabama/=72/Missouri/=49//Illinois St./=77/Wisconsin/=62;