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HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


Search crews recover the bodies in yesterday's crash of a military plane carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the F-B-I has a suspect in the Unabomber case. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Ron-brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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GRAPHIC=plane crash


In Croatia, all the bodies have been recovered from yesterday's crash of a military plane carrying U-S Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32-others.
Officials say there are no survivors.
The air force Boeing 7-37 had attempted to land in Dubrovnik in bad weather.
Byron Harlan has more.
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IN Q=commerce secretary
SUPER=03-Tuzla;
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Howell Estes/Joint Chiefs; :43
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:38
RUNS=1:57
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.

((Commerce secretary ron brown flew to bosnia to help re-build a broken nation.
Now, his friend the president is offering words to this nation...in a message that resembled a eulogy.
PRESIDENT CLINTON:HE WAS A MAGNIFICENT LIFE FORCE AND THOSE OF US WHO LOVED HIM WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP AND HIS WARMTH.
Ron brown was one of 33-people killed on the plane that crashed about two miles north-northwest of dubrovnik.
The plane carried government officials, business executives and military personnel, all of whom were collecting facts to find-out how to jump-start the Bosnian economy. the plane was about five minutes from landing when it crashed in the hills.
LT.GEN.HOWELL ESTES--JOINT CHIEFS: AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY HOSTILE FIRE IN THE AREA...THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY KIND OF AN EXPLOSION ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT...
And general howell says there was no radio traffic even hinting of any problem in what appeared to be a routine approach. there was nothing routine about ron brown s life.
He was the first black president of either major political party, he was jesse jackson s 1988 presidential campaign manager and lately the target of a government investigation regarding his business dealings.
But that didn t slow ron brown who clearly had the respect of business leaders and who ate and empathized with soldiers who were half a world away from their families.
Ron Brown died far from home in the military version of a boeing 737 which--as a civilian plane--experienced two unexplained crashes recently. but the jet brown was in had no so-called black box adding difficulty to what will already be a tough investigation. Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Clinton


President Clinton has canceled his public schedule today in the wake of the crash.
He still plans to sign the line-item veto bill into law, but with no ceremony.

unabomber


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NEWSCAST=morn
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"The New York Times'' says a former Berkeley math professor in federal custody in Montana will be charged today as the elusive terrorist known as the Unabomber.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helena, MT/Yesterday;


Yesterday, The F-B-I took 54- year- old Ted John Kaczynski from his Lincoln, Montana cabin.
The paper says bomb-making material was found inside the cabin.
Kaczynski is suspected of a string of bombings over 17 years that killed three people and injured 23.
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Eric-Korsh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 96-21
GRAPHIC=Eric Korsh


Former Lewis Gale Clinic spine surgeon Dr. Eric Korsh won the first medical malpractice lawsuit against him to make it to court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :


The jury rejected Pat Brunson's two million dollar civil suit--
Brunson had argued Korsh talked him into unnecessary spine fusion surgery for his own financial gain.
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SOT 16:12:13
IN Q=They reached

((JOHN JESSEE/DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY: THEY REACHED A UNANIMOUS DECISION THAT HE DID NOTHING WRONG. JUST AS THE EARLIER MALPRACTICE PANELS HAVE ALL RULED DR. KORSH DID NOTHING WRONG. AND I THINK AS THESE CASES PROCEED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WILL BE THE DECISION, THAT HE DID NOTHING WRONG IN HIS CARE OF THE PATIENTS. ))
SUPER=01-John Jessee/Defendant's Attorney; :
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VO-NAT


The jury was not permitted to know there have been at least 50 complaints filed against Dr. Korsh by former patients.
SUPER=@File; :


Both sides contend the soured relationship between these two former friends may have had an impact on the jury's verdict.
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SOT 16:22:03
IN Q=It's just hard

((PAT BRUNSON/PLAINTIFF:IT'S JUST HARD TO SAY WHAT GOES THROUGH A JURY'S MIND. I TRY TO PUT MYSELF IN THEIR POSITION AND I CAN'T BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Brunson/Plaintiff; :
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OUT Q=they don't know.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Eric Korsh


Meantime, three other medical malpractice cases against Korsh are already scheduled for trial.

beating


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The president of the Mexican- American Bar Association will file a federal suit today on behalf of two alleged undocumented immigrants, beaten by Riverside County Deputies on Monday.
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VO-NAT


The Associated Press reports one of the deputies, Kurtis Franklin, was involved in a 19-87 incident that left a woman with massive bruises and a dislocated thumb.
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Keating


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One of the convictions against Charles Keating has been overturned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A federal judge in California ruled yesterday that during the 19-91 state case against the Lincoln Savings and Loan chief, presiding Judge Lance Ito's instructions were flawed.
Keating will remain in prison while he appeals his conviction on FEDERAL charges.
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1-Sports


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In sports, a college basketball player goes for the big time.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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TAPE#M96-4 Movie-Fargo
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SUPER=11-Lynchburg;
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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IN Q=Fargo is another....
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=24-"Fargo" - Gramercy Pictures; :10
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"A-"; :59
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OUT Q=bizarre kind of way.

(( Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: "Fargo" is another wonderful weird Coen Brothers movie, it's closer to "Blood Simple" than "Raising Arizona", but is better and tighter than either. (("FARGO"/GRAMERCY PICTURES: YOU WANT YOUR OWN WIFE KIDNAPPED? HER DAD, HE'S REAL WELL OFF. WHY DON'T YOU JUST ASK HIM FOR THE MONEY? THESE ARE PERSONAL MATTERS. PERSONAL MATTERS? HON?))
William H. Macy plays Jerry, who needs a lot of money fast...so he concocts a plot to have his wife kidnapped to extort money from his rich father-in-law.
Unfortunately, the two hoods he hires--Steve Bascemi and--Peter Stormare--are a couple of loose cannons who leave a trail of blood and mayhem in their wake.
Frances MacDormand is the droll and dogged Chief of Police who tracks them down. Much of the humor comes from her calm understatement.
The bleak Dakota, Minnesota locales and the piccadilos of the people who

live there are very much part of the story.
"Fargo" gets an "A-", its violent, with strong language, but it's also very funny in a bizarre kind of way.))
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LIVE=Larry/Full



(Toss to Beth)


Blaze


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPEedit of #96-30
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Fire heavily damaged a home in downtown Lynchburg last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


The blaze at 8-10 Wise Street was reported just after nine.
The first crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the two-story structure.
It took them more than an hour to bring the fire under control, and authorities say they did well just to save the building.
The residents of the home escaped the blaze, but one child suffered smoke inhalation.
The fire marshal's office is investigating the cause.
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Backhoe-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=None


A fatal backhoe accident in Christiansburg.
Now the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


Three men were repairing the vehicle yesterday at an industrial machine repair shop on Roanoke Street.
The backhoe rolled and crushed one of the men to death.
No one else was injured.
Police have not yet released the name of the victim.
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Fuel-Prices


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


If you've noticed gasoline prices inching up recently, you're not alone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A buck fifteen a gallon for regular unleaded is not uncommon these days.
The owner of Flint's Service Station says station owners have no control over it.
Pat Flint points out that WHOLESALE prices are up 14 cents a gallon, and those increases come directly from the major oil producers.
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SOT 11:02:08
IN Q=They tell us

((PAT FLINT/FLINT'S SERVICE CENTER: THEY TELL US THERE'S A INCREASE IN THE CONSUMPTION OF OIL DUE TO HEATING OIL FOR THE WINTER, COURSE IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR. AND A SHORTAGE OF CRUDE WHICH, WE DON'T THINK THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF CRUDE, BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY REALLY, SAY THE REASON FOR THE INCREASE IS.))
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OUT Q=for the increase is.
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VO-NAT


These increases are coming two months before Memorial Day, the traditional beginning of the holiday driving season.
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Patrol-Boat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


The Bedford County Sheriff's Department hopes to make a splash at Smith Mountain Lake this summer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


A 22 foot patrol boat is the latest crime- fighting unit in the county.
Officials say expect to see the boat frequently on the lake.
They say their main goal is to crack down on alcohol and drug use, but there are other reasons they're using the boat.
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SOT 9:27:45
IN Q=We'll also

((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY: WE'LL ALSO BE LOOKING AT THE BURGLARIES AND LARCENIES THAT OCCUR AROUND THE SHORE LINES OF SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. ))
SUPER=01-Sheriff Mike Brown/Bedford Co.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=smith mountain lake
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VO-NAT


Deputies and community volunteers will man the boat.
Training for the patrols takes place next month.
Sheriff Brown hopes the boat will officially set sail in early June.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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It was an afternoon of firsts for the St. Louis Cardinals, who knocked off the New York Mets.
Dennis Eckersley earned his first National League save, and it was Tony LaRussa's first win as Cardinals manager.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==5/NY Mets/==3//San Diego/==7/Chi Cubs/==5;
SUPER=92-Houston/==5/Los Angeles/==2//Philadelphia/==3/Colorado/==1;
SUPER=92-Atlanta/=15/San Francisco/==2//Montreal/==8/Cincinnati/==4;



SUPER=91-Minnesota/=16/Detroit/==7//Chi White Sox/==4/Seattle/==2;
SUPER=91-Baltimore/==7/Kansas City/==1//NY Yankees/==5/Cleveland/==1;
SUPER=91-Texas/==7/Boston/==2//Toronto/=10/Oakland/==4;
SUPER=91-California/==3/Milwaukee/==2;




2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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All the bodies have been accounted for in the crash of a U-S Air Force plane yesterday in Croatia.
Officials say all 32 aboard were killed including Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
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VO-NAT


After eluding authorities for 17 years the F-B-I has a suspect in the Unabomber case.
``The New York Times'' says bomb-making material was found in a Montana cabin owned by former Berkeley math professor Ted John Kaczynski.
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VO-NAT


And a Roanoke jury rules in favor of Dr. Eric Korsh in a malpractice suit brought against him.
Pat Brunson was seeking two million dollars for what he called unneccssary spine fusion surgery.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And that's what's making news on this Thursday April 4th.
ANCHOR=Beth


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brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


All the bodies have been recovered this morning from the crash of a military plane in Croatia carrying U-S Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32-others.
Officials say there were no survivors.
The air force Boeing 7-37 went down yesterday in bad weather as it attempted to land in the coastal city of Dubrovnik.
Byron Harlan files this report.
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IN Q=commerce secretary
SUPER=03-Tuzla;
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Howell Estes/Joint Chiefs; :43
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:38
RUNS=1:57
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.

((Commerce secretary ron brown flew to bosnia to help re-build a broken nation.
Now, his friend the president is offering words to this nation...in a message that resembled a eulogy.
PRESIDENT CLINTON:HE WAS A MAGNIFICENT LIFE FORCE AND THOSE OF US WHO LOVED HIM WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP AND HIS WARMTH.
Ron brown was one of 33-people killed on the plane that crashed about two miles north-northwest of dubrovnik.
The plane carried government officials, business executives and military personnel, all of whom were collecting facts to find-out how to jump-start the Bosnian economy. the plane was about five minutes from landing when it crashed in the hills.
LT.GEN.HOWELL ESTES--JOINT CHIEFS: AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY HOSTILE FIRE IN THE AREA...THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY KIND OF AN EXPLOSION ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT...
And general howell says there was no radio traffic even hinting of any problem in what appeared to be a routine approach. there was nothing routine about ron brown s life.
He was the first black president of either major political party, he was jesse jackson s 1988 presidential campaign manager and lately the target of a government investigation regarding his business dealings.
But that didn t slow ron brown who clearly had the respect of business leaders and who ate and empathized with soldiers who were half a world away from their families.
Ron Brown died far from home in the military version of a boeing 737 which--as a civilian plane--experienced two unexplained crashes recently. but the jet brown was in had no so-called black box adding difficulty to what will already be a tough investigation. Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Clinton


President Clinton has canceled his public schedule today.
He still plans to sign the line-item veto bill into law, but with no ceremony.

Bomber


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=unabomber


A published report this morning says a former Berkeley math professor in federal custody in Montana will be charged today as the elusive terrorist known as the Unabomber.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helena, MT/Yesterday;


The New York Times says bomb-making material was found in Ted John Kaczynski's Montana cabin.
The 54- year- old was taken into custody yesterday following several weeks of surveillance by the F-B-I.
Relatives of Kaczynski contacted authorities after finding some of Kaczynski's old writings.
The writings raised their suspicions that he was the Unabomber.
The Unabomber is thought to be responsible for three deaths and 23 injuries over nearly 17 years.
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FREEMEN


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GRAPHIC=freemen standoff


New worries for the F-B-I this morning as the "Freemen" militia group has been linked to a religious cult.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


The cult, known as the Chaney Family, believes in polygamy and child marriage, at least two children are known to be on the ranch.
The standoff is entering its tenth day, with the F-B-I considering more mediation offers.
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Va-Militia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Freemen Standoff


As the standoff with the Freemen drags on, the F-B-I has its eye on militia movement members around the country -- including in Virginia.
A spokesman for the Virginia Citizen's Militia says federal agents met with him on Monday in Richmond.
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SOT 09:51:05
IN Q=Well there's

((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZEN'S MILITIA: WELL THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF RUMORS FLYING AROUND THAT WE MIGHT BE OR OTHER GROUPS MIGHT BE SENDING ARMED TROOPS TO MONTANA IN AN ATTEMPT TO FREE THE FREEMEN. THAT'S NOT TRUE. WE'RE NOT SENDING A CONVOY. WE'RE NOT SENDING ARMED TROOPS.))
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OUT Q=armed troops.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Douglas Jeffreys says he represents a few thousand Virginians who are members of secretive local militias.
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


Jeffreys says he's been in touch with the leadership of the Militia of Montana.
He says Virginia militia members are offering moral support and share many viewpoints on the federal government with the Freemen.
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SOT 10:01:15
IN Q=We're not looking

((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZEN'S MILITIA: WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO CAUSE CHAOS. WE DO NOT WANT TO OVERTHROW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WE DO NOT WANT TO HAVE A CONFRONTATION WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=federal government.(2ND REFERENCE!)
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SS=Freemen Standoff


But Jeffreys says the Freemen position on some financial matters is NOT shared by supporters in Virginia.
Some of the Freemen are facing bank and mail fraud charges.

Eclipse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Sky watchers in the Eastern U-S got a treat last night,
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VO-NAT

a total lunar eclipse.
The moon had a red-orange glow as it passed into the earth's shadow.
This was the first total lunar eclipse on the Eastern seabord since December 19-92.
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3-Sports


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


In sports, Martinsville speedway was bustling with testing yesterday.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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RUNS=2:19
OUT Q=everybody

$CCOFF

Three-Larry


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



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



SUPER=13-Jeff Banister/Hillcats Manager;
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SOT ("B"roll of last season & this year's practice)
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SUPER=24-Last Season; :00
SUPER=24-Yesterday; :28
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SUPER=11-Lynchburg;



(Toss to bump)


Malpractice-Ruling


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NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 96-21
GRAPHIC=Eric Korsh


A victory for Dr. Eric Korsh.
The former Lewis Gale Clinic spine surgeon won the first medical malpractice lawsuit against him to make it to court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :


The jury rejected Pat Brunson's two million dollar civil suit--
Brunson had argued Korsh talked him into unnecessary spine fusion surgery for his own financial gain.
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SOT 16:12:13
IN Q=They reached

((JOHN JESSEE/DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY: THEY REACHED A UNANIMOUS DECISION THAT HE DID NOTHING WRONG. JUST AS THE EARLIER MALPRACTICE PANELS HAVE ALL RULED DR. KORSH DID NOTHING WRONG. AND I THINK AS THESE CASES PROCEED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WILL BE THE DECISION, THAT HE DID NOTHING WRONG IN HIS CARE OF THE PATIENTS. ))
SUPER=01-John Jessee/Defendant's Attorney; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=care of his patients.
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VO-NAT


The jury was not permitted to know there have been at least 50 complaints filed against Dr. Korsh by former patients.
SUPER=@File; :


Both sides contend the soured relationship between these two former friends may have had an impact on the jury's verdict.
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SOT 16:22:03
IN Q=It's just hard

((PAT BRUNSON/PLAINTIFF:IT'S JUST HARD TO SAY WHAT GOES THROUGH A JURY'S MIND. I TRY TO PUT MYSELF IN THEIR POSITION AND I CAN'T BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Brunson/Plaintiff; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=they don't know.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Eric Korsh


Meantime, three other medical malpractice cases against Korsh are already scheduled for trial.

Davidson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=m0rn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


A man arrested after a fight with his girlfriend is suing the city of Roanoke and two of its police officers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-April 1994;


Lennord Davidson alleges the officers used excessive force when they apprehended him in April 1994.
The suit says Davidson was hospitalized for 21 days for treatment of the injuries he sustained at the hands of the police officers.
He's seeking more than 10 million dollars in damages.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke's city attorney says there's absolutely no evidence of excessive force in this case, adding he's confident a judge or jury will vindicate the city and its officers.

Brzonkala


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NEWSCAST=morning
WRITER=nle
TAPE#edit of 96-22
GRAPHIC=state police investigation


State police have completed an investigation into a student's allegation she was raped by two Virginia Tech football players.
They've turned the results over to Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Phil Keith.
He says he'll decide by next week whether there is a criminal case to prosecute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-February 14;


The investigation comes a year-and-a-half after Christy Brzonkala claims she was raped by James Crawford and Tony Morrison.
Brzonkala has filed a federal lawsuit against Virginia Tech, the two players and a third player she claims witnessed the attack.
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Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=None


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal backhoe accident in Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


Three men were repairing the vehicle yesterday at an industrial machine repair shop on Roanoke Street.
The backhoe rolled and crushed one of the men to death.
No one else was injured.
Police have not yet released the name of the victim.
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Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPEedit of #96-30
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire officials are trying to find out what caused the blaze that nearly destroyed a home in downtown Lynchburg last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night


The blaze at 8-10 Wise Street was reported just after nine.
The first crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the two-story structure.
It took them more than an hour to bring the fire under control, and authorities say they did well just to save the building.
The residents of the home escaped the blaze, but one child suffered smoke inhalation.
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4-scores


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


The Vancouver Grizzlies have ended their 23-game losing streak with a win
over Minnesota.


The Grizzlies fell one short of the N-B-A's all-time record for consecutive losses.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Seattle/118/Houston/103//Vancouver/105/Minnesota/103;
SUPER=96-Indiana/102/Philadelphia/=87//Cleveland/105/LA Lakers/=89;
SUPER=96-Detroit/=98/Charlotte/=83//New Jersey/100/LA Clippers/=94;
SUPER=96-Orlando/=98/New York/=85//San Antonio/117/Sacramento/=96;



SUPER=103-Boston/==4/Montreal/==1//Washington/==5/Buffalo/==1;
SUPER=103=Chicago/==5/Toronto/==2//Ottawa/==3/Florida/==2;
SUPER=103-Tampa Bay/==4/Hartford/==2//Winnipeg/==3/Dallas/==1;

SUPER=103-Anaheim/==1/Edmonton/==0//Detroit/==2/Los Angeles/==2; SUPER=103-St. Louis/==6/Colorado/==3//Calgary/==4/Vancouver/==3;