06:00-01

1-SWatch

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=school info


Icy road conditions have prompted many schools to close or delay their opening.
Let's take a look at the list. take SCHOOLWATCH


PLANE-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Federal investigators are in Michigan this morning looking for the cause of yesterday's commuter plane crash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ida, MI;


A comair plane traveling from Cincinnati to Detroit went down in a snow covered field killing all 29 people on board.
Witnesses say the plane slammed into the ground and broke into pieces.
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SOT
IN Q=just lookes over

(( SHAUN GELB, WITNESS.."mushroom cloud and fire. ))
SUPER=01-Shaun Gelb/Witness;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in the air. (double out)
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VO-NAT


A Detroit newspaper is reporting today that the probe of the crash will focus on the plane's propellers and weather conditions.
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SHOOTING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shooting


A 37- year- old Henry County woman is struggling for survival this morning after her boyfriend allegedly shot her.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say 35- year- old Timothy Dexter Walton was armed with a sawed off shotgun when he entered the furniture plant where Susie Penn worked.
Other employees at the Bassett Superior Lines Plant watched as Walton reportedly fired two shots at Penn.
Penn is in serious condition following surgery.
Walton was arrested inside the plant and is being held in the county jail without bond.
Investigators say a break up in the relationship initiated by Penn may be what triggered the shooting.
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2-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=school info


The snow may have subsided a bit, but many schools are still closed or delayed this morning.
Let's take a look at the list. take SCHOOLWATCH


P-Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Henry County woman is in serious condition this morning after she was allegedly shot by her boyfriend with a sawed off shot gun.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


It happened inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant where they both work.
35- year- old Timothy Dexter Walton apparently left his work area shortly before the shooting.
Sheriff's officials say minutes later Walton fired two shots in the direction of 37- year- old Susie Penn.
No one else was injured.
Authorities say the incident could have been worse because other employees were also in the room.
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SOT
IN Q=There

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THE GENTLEMAN WAS HERE AND WAS NOT IN CUSTODY BUT SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL OF THE OFFICERS, THEY FOUND HIM WITHIN THE BUILDING, HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, UNARMED, THE WEAPON HAD BEEN DISCARDED ALONG THE WAY, AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. ))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=without incident.
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VO-NAT


Investigators are still piecing together what happened but believe Penn may have been trying to end their relationship.
Walton is being held in the Henry County jail.
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3-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=school info


Weather conditions have prompted many schools to close or delay their opening.
Let's take a look at the list. take SCHOOLWATCH


Commuter-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Federal investigators begin their probe this morning into a deadly commuter plane crash in Michigan.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ida, MI;


A comair plane traveling from Cincinnati to Detroit went down in a snow covered field killing all 29 people on board.
Witnesses said the plane slammed into the ground and broke into pieces.
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SOT
IN Q=just looked over

(( SHAUN GELB, WITNESS.."mushroom cloud and fire. ))
SUPER=01-Shaun Gelb/Witness;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in the air. (double out)
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VO-NAT


A Detroit newspaper is reporting today that the probe of the crash will focus on the plane's propellers and weather conditions.
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victim


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


One of the victims of the crash reportedly was on her way to a funeral for her brother who died in a cargo plane crash last month in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


"The Cincinnati Enquirer" says 37- year- old Maureen DeMarco was going to Detroit to attend the funeral of her brother Brian Scully.
Scully was one of six people killed in the crash of an Airborne Express cargo jet December 23rd in Giles County.
The N-T-S-B is still investigating that crash.
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P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=vmi


The battle lines were drawn over co-education at the Virginia Military Institute yesterday in Richmond.
The 19-97 General Assembly reopened the debate in the Senate.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=It's fought
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :22
SUPER=@Ellen2; :26 (no SU)
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :34
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=qualls, news-7 richmond.

((
sot 12:15:03

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IT'S FOUGHT IN A COURTROOM BY A HANDFUL OF ATTORNEYS. AND THEN DECIDED BY ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE BEEN ELEVATED INTO A JUDGESHIP. AND YET, LIKE IN THIS CASE, THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHO BUILT THIS INSTITUTION 157 YEARS AGO, AND HAVE SUPPORTED IT DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME WERE NEVER ASKED ON ONE OCCASION WHAT THEIR FEELINGS WERE IN THE MATTER. NOR WERE THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.))
runs=:22


VMI Board Chairman Bill Berry and attorney Jim Roberts were in the gallery for Barry's speech -- and the one response it prompted.
Janet Howell says the Supreme Court decision brought her joy.
sot 12:29:07

((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHAT HAS HAPPENED UP TO THIS POINT IS IN FINEST TRADITIONS OF VIRGINIA, AND THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF VMI, AND THE FINEST TRADITION OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
runs=:12
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SOT
IN Q=

((ELLEN QUALLS ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=NEWS-7 RICHMOND.

))

5-Air-Bags


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=airbags


A senate panel is looking into ways to make airbags safer.
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VO-NAT


Auto makers are arguing that air bags kill children because of government rules-- since the bags must have enough power to protect an adult man who is NOT wearing a seat belt.
They say that much force can be deadly to a child.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


Yesterday, a top safety official denied Washington is dragging its feet on preventing children's deaths from air bags.
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SOT 15:17:00
IN Q=That's the

((DR. RICARDO MARTINEZ/NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION: THAT'S THE ISSUE HERE IS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION THAT TAKES TIME AND TAKES LONGER, VERSUS EDUCATIONAL SOLUTIONS, SO WE HAVE COMBINED TO DO BOTH. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ricardo Martinez/Nat'l. Highway Traffic Safety Admin.; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=combined to do both.
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VO-NAT


Fast-opening air bags are blamed for the deaths of 32 children and 20 adults-- most of them smaller women-- in low-speed accidents.
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5-Pregnant-Mind


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=pregnancy


Many women complain that they become forgetful or absent-minded during pregnancy.
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VO-NAT


Now researchers, reporting in "New Scientist" magazine say there may be a physical reason for this.
Images taken during pregnancy and after found that women's brains actually shrink and then return to normal size-- six months after pregnancy.
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(toss to break)


4-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=school info


Many schools are still closed or have delayed their opening due to the slick road conditions.
Let's take a look at the list. take SCHOOLWATCH


Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THA
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A shooting at a Henry County furniture company leaves a woman clinging to life and her boyfriend behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


Authorities charged 35- year- old Timothy Dexter Walton with shooting his girlfriend yesterday inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant.
Investigators say Walton apparently left his work station, pulled out a sawed off shotgun, and fired at least two shots in the direction of his girlfriend.
37- year- old Susie Penn is in serious condition after surgery yesterday.
Other employees were in the room at the time, but no one else was injured.
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SOT
IN Q=They really

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THEY REALLY COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE IN FRONT OF THEM, AT THE SAME TIME, THEY WERE IN FEAR OF THEIR OWN LIFE, SAFETY, SO EVERYONE BEGAN TO FLEE, SO I DON'T THINK THERE WAS REALLY ANYTIME FOR ANYBODY TO REACT, SOME OF THE FOREMAN APPROACHED WHEN THEY REALIZED WHAT WAS GOING ON, THAT'S WHEN I BELIEVE THEY MAY HAVE STARTLED THE YOUNG MAN AND AT THAT TIME, HE SIMPLY BEGAN TO RETREAT. ))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=to retreat.
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VO-NAT


Walton was arrested inside the plant without incident.
He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.
Investigators believe Penn may have been trying to end a relationship with Walton.
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Flood-Wall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


Many people in the western U-S are cleaning up after weeks of flooding.
That's something Buena Vista residents know all too well.
The city has been hit by floods in 19-69, 85, and then back to back floods in 19-95.
Jay Moore has an update on a project that's supposed to stop future river flooding in city.
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SOT
IN Q=Buena Vista's flood
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Jody Blackburn/US Army Corps of Engineers; :05
SUPER=01-Stephen King/Interim City Manager; :24
SUPER=04-June 1995; :35
SUPER=@Jay1; 1:00
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.

(( Buena Vista's flood wall project is in its final stages...about 75 percent complete.
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SOT 16:59:41
IN Q=There's some concrete

((JODY BLACKBURN/US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: THERE'S SOME CONCRETE WORK TO DO AND SOME EMBANKMENT WORK TO DO AND SOME MOUNTING OF SOME LARGE GATES. VALVES AND GATES.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=valves and gates.


The gates are made to control the water flow and prevent water from backing up into the city.
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers designed the wall to take on the greatest flood on record.
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SOT 17:18:21
IN Q=This project is

((STEPHEN KING/INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO HANDLE THE 69 FLOOD PLUS THE FACTORS OF SAFETY THERE'S THREE EXTRA FEET OF FREEBOUND ON THE LEVY.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on the levy.


The partially completed wall has already had some impact.
King says it stopped the downtown from flooding in '95 but it didn't stop creaks and streams from overflowing.
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SOT 17:13:30
IN Q=We're in the

((KING: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS AND ARE PURSUING AND HAVE GRANTS TO DO WORK ON THE UNIQUE FLOODING PROBLEM WHICH ARE OUR INTERIOR STREAMS.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=our interior streams.


When the project was started it was estimated to cost 42- million.
Now the pricetag is considerably less at 34 million.
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SOT
IN Q=The project has

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE PROJECT HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND IF MOTHER NATURE COOPERATES IT SHOULD BE FINISHED BY MID- SUMMER. IN BUENA VISTA, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.


4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In the N-B-A,
Toronto ended a four-game losing streak with a 110-to-96 victory over Utah.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Utah/96/j/Toronto/110///j/Minnesota/110//New Jersey/107///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/97//Orlando/92//Overtime/j/Golden

State/102//Vancouver/86///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/William & Mary/46/j/Virginia Tech/71//D. Jackson 17

pts/j/UNC-Asheville/63//Radford/56///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas #1/134//Niagara/73///j/Kentucky #3/68//Canisius/45///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Bluefield/104//Averett/78///j/Va. Intermont/70//E & H/69//Women/;

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