06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MELANIE
WRITER=MOON
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=
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VO-NAT


In southern California, another roadside police beating captured on video tape following a police chase,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and a high speed chase through central Virginia ends with the arrest of one man and the search for another. wx-head
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live-head
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


News 7 Mornin' is next.

BEATING


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


It's being described by some as another Rodney King.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South El Monte, CA;


Southern California deputies have been videotaped clubbing two people at the end of a long freeway chase.
The deputies had been pursuing a pickup packed with suspected illegal immigrants for about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.
T-V news helicopters showed the deputies taking numerous baton swings at two people beside the vehicle.
There's been an immediate call for a Justice Department investigation from the A-C-L-U and the Riverside County deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave.
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L'burg-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=none


A high-speed chase through central Virginia last night landed one man in jail while another remains on the run.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


It all started just before 11, when a Lynchburg police officer spotted a stolen car outside the 7-11 store on Fort Avenue.
The car sped off with local, county and state police joining in the pursuit.
The chase wound through Lynchburg, Campbell and Bedford Counties, reaching speeds of close to 100 miles an hour.
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SOT 16:42:50
IN Q=Of course we

((TROOPER JEFF BAKER/VA STATE POLICE: OF COURSE WE TRIED TO STOP HIM SEVERAL TIMES ON THE BACK ROADS BECAUSE HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, GOING AROUND CURVES, VERY LIGHT TRAFFIC BUT STILL IT'S A HIGH RISK ON THOSE BACK ROADS.)) ((CMDR. JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE CAME THROUGH A SERIES OF ATTEMPTS TO STOP HIM BY CHANGING LANES ONCE ON 460, GOING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS, COMING BACK THROUGH A COUPLE OF ATTEMPTS TO STOP HIM WITH MOVING CONTAINMENT.))
SUPER=01-Trooper Jeff Baker/Va. State Police; :00
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police; :10
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=with moving containment.
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VO-NAT


After a 45- minute chase, the two suspects wrecked the stolen car on Route 2-21 and fled into nearby woods.
A police tracking dog helped locate the alleged driver, 20-year-old Lewis Arthur Carroll of Forest, about an hour later.
He's charged with possession of a controlled substance, grand larceny, driving with a suspended license, failure to stop for a police officer and reckless driving.
The other suspect remains at large.
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Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


In Franklin County, authorities report a late night single vehicle accident.
Authorities say 22-year-old Eric Lee Baker of Woodstock was killed -- two of his passengers were injured.
The accident happened just before 11 on Route 40 West between Rocky Mount and Ferrum.
Police say Baker was traveling west when he swerved to avoid something crossing the road, and ran off the road and struck a tree.

Kroger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Kroger


Kroger employees vote to stay on the job.
But for many workers, no strike doesn't necessarily mean a home run for Kroger.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SOT
IN Q=People who got everything
SUPER=01-Charles Dougill/Contract Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Bonnie Gills/Contract Supporter; :07
SUPER=01-Steve Shipplett/Contract Supporter; :12
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :21
SUPER=01-Gary Summers/Contract Opponent; :41
SUPER=01-Tom McNutt/UFCW Local 400 President; 1:08
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:22
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

((
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SOT tape 2 8:38:38

((CHARLES DOUGILL/CONTRACT OPPONENT: PEOPLE WHO GOT EVERYTHING ALREADY GOT MORE. PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE GOT NOTHING AND WILL NEVER GET NOTHING. ))
RUNS=:05
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SOT tape 2 8:39:20

((BONNIE GILLS/CONTRACT SUPPORTER: I THINK PEOPLE THAT'S BEEN THERE A LONG TIME DESERVES A LITTLE MORE THAN THOSE WHO WERE HIRED YESTERDAY. ))
RUNS=:05
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SOT tape 2 8:31:33

((STEVE SHIPPLETT/CONTRACT SUPPORTER: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO VOTE YOUR OWN CONSCIENCE AND WHEN THEY COME UP THROUGH THE RANKS AND THEY GET TO WHERE WE GOT TO, THEN THEY'LL BE MAKING MORE MONEY BECAUSE OF THIS. ))
RUNS=:08


At first glance, it appears the union vote was divided between the new versus senior employees.
Their newly- passed contract provides a dollar- ten wage increase over the next five years-- and maintains health benefits.
But some who've worked for Kroger many years say that's not enough.
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SOT TAPE 2 8:19:35

((GARY SUMMERS/CONTRACT OPPONENT: WE HAVE HAD ABOUT A 45- CENT INCREASE OVER A 12- YEAR PERIOD. AND THERE'S A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO-- AND THIS CONTRACT FRANKLY DOES NOT DO THAT. ))
RUNS=:11


What the contract does do is increase annual incentives packages, provided employees meet the company's goals.
And while some workers say they've been sold out-- the union president
says it was ultimately their choice. (/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 8:49:12

((TOM MCNUTT/UFCW LOCAL 400 PRESIDENT: THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. THERE'S ALWAYS PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH IT. BUT THERE'S OBVIOUSLY 855 WHO ARE. THAT'S THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS. ))
RUNS=:09

Take Pre-pro please
Meanwhile, Kroger officials say they're pleased that the latest offer was accepted-- especially since this is the start of the busy Easter week. end pre-pro Standup here
At least for now, Kroger employees will not be exchanging the checkout lanes for the picket lines--
The new contract was approved by a vote of 855 to 583.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

NCAA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=final four logo


The Kentucky Wildcats are heading home from the N-C-Double-A tournament with their sixth national championship, the first since 19-78.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ;


Tony Delk drilled seven three pointers and scored 24 points in the Wildcats' 76-to-67 victory over Syracuse.
Kentucky's bench was also instrumental in the victory.
Freshman Ron Mercer came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points while Kentucky's reserves outscored the Syracuse bench 26-to-0.
It's the sixth N-C-Double-A championship for the Wildcats and the first for Kentucky coach Rick Pitino.
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1-Sports


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


A National League umpire suffered sudden cardiac arrest in the first inning of Cincinnati's home opener against Montreal.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=you then

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One-Larry


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



(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Peggy Spiegel/For The Birds;



SUPER=11-Blacksburg;



(Toss to Beth)


School-Vote


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNING
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=roanoke county seal


After two months of debate, Roanoke County voters will finally have their say at the polls.
Today, they're deciding whether or not the county should move forward with a 37- point- four million dollar bond issue for schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Supporters have framed the issue as a vote for education, the best way to insure that Roanoke County maintains quality in the classroom.
But opponents say the vote is about bricks and mortar... a plan for construction of a new high school that they believe is flawed.
While schools throughout the county will benefit from the bond issue, most of the money, more than 33- million dollars is earmarked for construction of a new south county high school.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Thirty- one polling places will remain open until seven o'clock tonight.

Religious-Meals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia prisoners have a new limit on their freedom: NO special religious meals without proof of their belief.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Virginia corrections officials say it's a budget- driven mandate.
Special diets cost more than the usual prison fare.
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SOT 04:04:02
IN Q=The method

((JERRY KILGORE/VA. SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: THE METHOD OF PROOF IS NOT DIFFICULT. ALL WE'RE ASKING IS FOR A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM THE RELIGIOUS LEADER IN THAT ORGANIZATION. WHATEVER RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION THEY'RE INVOLVED WITH.))
SOT 04:18:26

((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: WHAT THE STATE HAS SAID IS THAT WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU A MEAL. WE'RE GONNA DANGLE IT IN FRONT ...OF THE PRISONERS.))
SUPER=@Kilgore;
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU; :15
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=the prisoners
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Virginia State Seal


The American Civil Liberties Union adds that the state's new policy could put it on the wrong end of a religious freedom lawsuit.

Respite-Care


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=None


A Danville organization is lending support to families caring for elderly loved ones.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It's often hard for family members to run errands because they're needed at home.
But thanks to the "Adult Respite program" offered by the Danville Y-W-C-A care givers have a place to turn.
The "Y" provides a safe place to leave their loved ones twice a week and there's plenty to do.
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SOT
IN Q=It gives

((RONNIE MAND/YWCA EXECUTIVE DIR.:IT GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET UP, GET DRESSED, BE IN A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT, BE WITH PEOPLE, LAUGH, SING, GET A LITTLE EXERCISE, THEY HAVE LUNCH TOGETHER EVERY TIME THEY'RE HERE, THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT ASPECTS. ))
SUPER=01-Ronnie Mand/YWCA Executive Dir.; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=important aspects.
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VO-NAT


The program is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10- in the morning until two.
It costs ten dollars a day, but scholarships are available.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of bb96-3
GRAPHIC=final four logo


In sports --
Kentucky claims college basketball's national championship, after beating Syracuse last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/CBS; :00


Tony Delk tied a title game record with seven three-pointers and finished with 24 points for the Wildcats.
It is Kentucky's sixth N-C-Double-A championship and its first since 1978.
Let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Kentucky/=76/Syracuse/=67;



SUPER=103-Florida/==3/Hartford/==2//Boston/==1/Ottawa/==1;
SUPER=103-Buffalo/==6/Montreal/==4//Edmonton/==6/Vancouver/==2;



SUPER=91-Texas/==5/Boston/==3//Minnesota/==8/Detroit/==6;
SUPER=91-Toronto/==9/Oakland/==6;



SUPER=92-Atlanta/=10/San Francisco/==8//NY Mets/==7/St. Louis/==6;
SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==5/San Diego/==4//Los Angeles/==4/Houston/==3;
SUPER=92-Pittsburgh/==4/Florida/==0;


Two-Larry


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



(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Peggy Spiegel/For The Birds;



SUPER=11-Blacksburg;



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LIVE=Larry/Full



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2HEADLINES


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


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


The A-C-L-U is calling it another Rodney King incident.
Two southern California deputies are videotaped beating alleged illegal immigrants after a chase.
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VO-NAT


A high speed police chase that began in Lynchburg and ended in Bedford County results in the crash of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of one man.
Another suspect remains at large.
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VO-NAT


And a South Carolina couple arrested in Rockbridge county for transporting illegal drugs are also wanted by the F-B-I in connection with several murders in Delaware.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday April 2nd.
ANCHOR=Beth


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LA-BEATING


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


Two southern California deputies are being investigated for using excessive force following an incident that's being described as another Rodney King.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South El Monte, CA;


A T-V news crew in a helicopter videotaped the Riverside County deputies clubbing two people at the end of a long freeway chase.
Authorities had pursued a pickup packed with suspected illegal aliens for about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.
The American Civil Liberties Union has called for a Justice Department investigation and the deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave.
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L'burg-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=none


A high-speed chase through central Virginia last night landed one man in jail while another remains on the run.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


It all started just before 11, when a Lynchburg police officer spotted a stolen car outside the 7-11 store on Fort Avenue.
The car sped off with local, county and state police joining in the pursuit.
The chase wound through Lynchburg, Campbell and Bedford Counties, reaching speeds of close to 100 miles an hour.
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SOT 16:42:50
IN Q=Of course we

((TROOPER JEFF BAKER/VA STATE POLICE: OF COURSE WE TRIED TO STOP HIM SEVERAL TIMES ON THE BACK ROADS BECAUSE HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, GOING AROUND CURVES, VERY LIGHT TRAFFIC BUT STILL IT'S A HIGH RISK ON THOSE BACK ROADS.)) ((CMDR. JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE CAME THROUGH A SERIES OF ATTEMPTS TO STOP HIM BY CHANGING LANES ONCE ON 460, GOING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS, COMING BACK THROUGH A COUPLE OF ATTEMPTS TO STOP HIM WITH MOVING CONTAINMENT.))
SUPER=01-Trooper Jeff Baker/Va. State Police; :00
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police; :10
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=with moving containment.
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VO-NAT


After a 45- minute chase, the two suspects wrecked the stolen car on Route 2-21 and fled into nearby woods.
A police tracking dog helped locate the alleged driver, 20-year-old Lewis Arthur Carroll of Forest, about an hour later.
He's charged with possession of a controlled substance, grand larceny, driving with a suspended license, failure to stop for a police officer and reckless driving.
The other suspect remains at large.
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Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


Two suspects wanted by the F-B-I for questioning about several murders in Delaware are in the Rockbridge County jail this morning.
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VO-NAT


The couple are from South Carolina.
Jerry and Colleen Sexton of Charleston were stopped in front of the Golden Corale restaurant in Lexington Sunday morning.
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Police found drugs and guns in their recreational vehicle.
They were sitting in their R-V waiting for the restaurant to open when a state trooper passed by.
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SOT 06:16:38
IN Q=I was just on

((DAVE ALBERT/STATE TROOPER: I WAS JUST ON ROUTINE PATROL. GETTING READY TO GET BACK OUT ON THE INTERSTATE AND HAPPENED TO OBSERVE THE VEHICLE THAT MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION. I HAD WRITTEN DOWN THE THE DESCRIPTION ON THE VEHICLE ON A NOTE PAD IN MY CRUISER AND JUST FOR SAKE, I SAW THE ONE THAT MATCHED IT WHICH PULLED IN AND SAW THE TAG AND ONCE I SAW THE TAG I KNEW I HAD THE VEHICLE.))
SUPER=01-Dave Albert/Va. State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=had the vehicle.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say the Sextons were arrested without incident.
Police confiscated about a kilo of cocaine, some meth-amphetamines, and various guns.
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Anderson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A young man with limited mental capacity and a history of setting fires is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; (quick!)


Jermaine Anderson is not retarded but has severe emotional problems.
SUPER=04-December, 1994;


Just before Christmas in 19-94, he set fire to his grandmother's house.
Unlike the fatal fire he set at age seven, this time everybody got out safely.
But Police had their hands full with Anderson.
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SOT 2:14:05
IN Q=and he

((LT. J.B, LAHAR/ROANOKE POLICE: AND HE STOOD BEFORE THE FIRE STARING AT IT WITH THIS GREAT KNIFE UPRAISED, AND I COULD SEE HIS MUSCLES TENSE LIKE A WEIGHT LIFTER HE WAS SO ENERGIZED BY THIS FIRE, AND WHEN HE SAW OFFICER HORN AND MYSELF, HE TURNED AND LOOKED DIRECTLY IN MY EYE AND HE THREW THAT KNIFE RIGHT AT ME.))
SUPER=01-Lt. J.B. Lahar/Roanoke Police;
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=right at me.
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VO-NAT


Under questioning from his own attorney, Anderson apologized to Lieutenant Lahar (LAY-har).
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SOT 2:52:20
IN Q=I'm sorry for what I did to him

((I'M SORRY FOR WHAT I DID TO HIM BY THROWING THE KNIFE AT HIM I SHOULD NEVER HAVE DONE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Jermaine Keith Anderson/Arsonist;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=have done it.
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VO-NAT


Judge Diane Strickland said she wished with all her heart there was something else she could do, but sent the 20-year old arsonist to the penitentiary.
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3-Sports


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


In sports -- Kentucky wins college basketball's national championship, beating Syracuse last night at the Meadowlands.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=howdy once
RUNS=2:37
OUT Q=everybody

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Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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SOT
IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=1:14
out= back to you.


Three-Larry


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



(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Peggy Spiegel/For The Birds;



SUPER=11-Blacksburg;



(Toss to bump)


Vote


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Kroger


Kroger employees have approved a sweetened contract and averted a multi-state strike of the supermarket chain.
Cashiers, meat cutters and other store personnel cast an emotionally charged vote last night in Roanoke.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=People who got everything
SUPER=01-Charles Dougill/Contract Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Bonnie Gills/Contract Supporter; :07
SUPER=01-Steve Shipplett/Contract Supporter; :12
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :21
SUPER=01-Gary Summers/Contract Opponent; :41
SUPER=01-Tom McNutt/UFCW Local 400 President; 1:08
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:22
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

((
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SOT tape 2 8:38:38

((CHARLES DOUGILL/CONTRACT OPPONENT: PEOPLE WHO GOT EVERYTHING ALREADY GOT MORE. PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE GOT NOTHING AND WILL NEVER GET NOTHING. ))
RUNS=:05
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 8:39:20

((BONNIE GILLS/CONTRACT SUPPORTER: I THINK PEOPLE THAT'S BEEN THERE A LONG TIME DESERVES A LITTLE MORE THAN THOSE WHO WERE HIRED YESTERDAY. ))
RUNS=:05
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 8:31:33

((STEVE SHIPPLETT/CONTRACT SUPPORTER: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO VOTE YOUR OWN CONSCIENCE AND WHEN THEY COME UP THROUGH THE RANKS AND THEY GET TO WHERE WE GOT TO, THEN THEY'LL BE MAKING MORE MONEY BECAUSE OF THIS. ))
RUNS=:08


At first glance, it appears the union vote was divided between the new versus senior employees.
Their newly- passed contract provides a dollar- ten wage increase over the next five years-- and maintains health benefits.
But some who've worked for Kroger many years say that's not enough.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE 2 8:19:35

((GARY SUMMERS/CONTRACT OPPONENT: WE HAVE HAD ABOUT A 45- CENT INCREASE OVER A 12- YEAR PERIOD. AND THERE'S A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO-- AND THIS CONTRACT FRANKLY DOES NOT DO THAT. ))
RUNS=:11


What the contract does do is increase annual incentives packages, provided employees meet the company's goals.
And while some workers say they've been sold out-- the union president
says it was ultimately their choice. (/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 8:49:12

((TOM MCNUTT/UFCW LOCAL 400 PRESIDENT: THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. THERE'S ALWAYS PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH IT. BUT THERE'S OBVIOUSLY 855 WHO ARE. THAT'S THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS. ))
RUNS=:09

Take Pre-pro please
Meanwhile, Kroger officials say they're pleased that the latest offer was accepted-- especially since this is the start of the busy Easter week. end pre-pro Standup here
At least for now, Kroger employees will not be exchanging the checkout lanes for the picket lines--
The new contract was approved by a vote of 855 to 583.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Pembroke-Sewer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=None


Last summer residents of Pembroke, in Giles County, hooked up to a brand new, and badly needed sewer system.
What they didn't bargain for, however, was the increase in their monthly bills.
Last night, town council could offer no immediate relief.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Last August, the town of Pembroke
SUPER=03-Pembroke; :00
SUPER=01-Kimberly Neice/Sewer & Water Customer; :19
SUPER=01-Randy Lemmon/Pembroke Town Manager; 1:00
SUPER=@Tracy2; 1:09
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( Last August, the town of Pembroke opened its new one-point-six million dollar sewer plant.
Residents understood they would be paying sewer bills, but many told town council they didn't plan on higher WATER bills as well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:10:36

((BUT FELLAS, THE WATER BILLS ARE GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE THEY'RE AS MUCH AS THE ELECTRIC BILLS, AND THAT'S UNREASONABLE. ))
RUNS=:06
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:55:30

((KIMBERLY NEICE/PEMBROKE RESIDENT: LAST MONTH OUR BILL WAS 68 OR 65. THIS MONTH IT WAS 40 FOR JUST 21 DAYS. ))
RUNS=:06


Town manager Randy Lemmon says the problem is that the health department also forced the town to make WATER improvements. It had to start paying that loan at the same time the sewer system went on line.
So customers are also paying more for water, even though only part of the system was upgraded and some people still have the same old problems.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:08:51

((AND IT'S RUSTY, IT'S RUINED SOME OF THE PEOPLE'S CLOTHES UP THERE. ))
RUNS=:04


Lemmon says the timing of the two projects couldn't have been worse, but couldn't have been helped.
In the long term, he hopes the improvements will spur development and enable the rates to drop.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:00:30

((RANDY LEMMON/PEMBROKE TOWN MANAGER: IT'S STICKER SHOCK AND IT'S REGRETTABLE, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAD TO DO. THIS NOW ENABLES THE TOWN TO GROW, WHERE IT WAS LOSING POPULATION. ))
RUNS=:10


Plans for further water upgrades are under way. Lemmon says the town has 55 percent leakage from its old lines. It's contracting engineers to find the leaks so the problems may be corrected.
Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))

Route-29


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


A V-DOT proposal to revamp the Route 460- 29 interchange near Lynchburg received some serious scrutiny at a public meeting last night.
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VO-NAT


That's because building a cloverleaf at the intersection would force out thirty businesses and residents.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The original plan placed several businesses on a dead-end road.
Those property owners say they'd much rather have to relocate.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:32:43
IN Q=We run fifteen

((LESTER ELDRIDGE/WOOLDRIDGE HEATING & AIR: WE RUN FIFTEEN TRUCKS IN AND OUT DAILY, SO THIS IS A LOT BETTER. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE, BUT THAT'S PROGRESS.))
SUPER=01-Lester Wooldridge/Wooldridge Heating & Air; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=but that's progress.
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VO-NAT


V-DOT says the increasing volume of traffic at the intersection is forcing the changes.
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SOT 9:14:01
IN Q=The radiuses

((TOM RAMEY/VDOT ENGINEER: THE RADIUSES ON THE RAMPS ARE VERY TIGHT AND TRACTOR TRAILERS HAVE A LOT OF TROUBLE NEGOTIATING THAT RAMP. AND THIS WITH THE INCREASED TRAFFIC, IT BASICALLY HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS AND WE JUST NEED A NEW DESIGN.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ramey/VDOT District Engineer; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=need a new design.
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VO-NAT


If the affected landowners agree, V-DOT will start buying up necessary property this summer.
Construction on the new interchange could get underway in early 19-98.
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Bond-Issue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNING
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=roanoke county seal


The polls are open in Roanoke County where voters will decide the fate of a 37- point- four million dollar bond issue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The proposal includes money for improvements at schools throughout the county, but the bulk of the money, more than 33 million, is earmarked for construction of a new south county high school.
Supporters say the project is needed to ease overcrowding, and replace outdated facilities, but opponents are questioning the cost, the suitability of the site, and the fairness of a bond issue that benefits one section of the county more than another.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The polls will be open until 7 P.M.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of bb96-3
GRAPHIC=final four


Kentucky fans are jubilant today now that their Wildcats have won college basketball's national championship.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/CBS; :00


Tony Delk tied a title game record with seven three-pointers and finished with 24 points to help Kentucky beat Syracuse.
It's the Wildcats sixth N-C-Double-A championship and its first since 19-78.
Let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Kentucky/=76/Syracuse/=67;



SUPER=103-Florida/==3/Hartford/==2//Boston/==1/Ottawa/==1;
SUPER=103-Buffalo/==6/Montreal/==4//Edmonton/==6/Vancouver/==2;



SUPER=91-Texas/==5/Boston/==3//Minnesota/==8/Detroit/==6;
SUPER=91-Toronto/==9/Oakland/==6;



SUPER=92-Atlanta/=10/San Francisco/==8//NY Mets/==7/St. Louis/==6;

SUPER=92-Pittsburgh/==4/Florida/==0; SUPER=92-Chi Cubs/==5/San Diego/==4//Los Angeles/==4/Houston/==3;