06:00-01

D'ville-Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=murder


One man is dead following a shooting in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police responded to a call on Ferry Road last night to find Derrick Levar Crawford lying just inside an apartment with a single gunshot to the chest.
The 19- year- old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say they are treating the case as a homicide.
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P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=session 97


On the 24th anniversary of the landmark decision that legalized abortion-- Virginia abortion supporters conceded defeat in their biggest battle in recent years.
Planned parenthood of Virginia admits it will probably lose the parental notification fight this year.
A warning-- you're about to hear some graphic comments.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


This year, the bill requiring that parents be notified before a girl gets an abortion will go to a friendlier Senate committee.
Planned Parenthood is already working to defeat it in the court after it passes.
Meanwhile, Virginia is seeing its first bill to ban so-called "partial birth" or late term abortions.
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SOT 01:47:09 tape one
IN Q=Well I

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL I DIDN'T EXPECT THEM SO EARLY OR SO GRAPHIC ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.))
SOT EARL TAPE 12:39:40

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: THEN THE DOCTOR OPENED THE SCISSORS UP. THEN HE STUCK THE HIGH-POWERED SUCTION TUBE INTO THE HOLE AND SUCKED THE BABY'S BRAINS OUT.))
SUPER=@Woodrum
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :06
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=brains out.
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VO-NAT


The late term abortion bill has NOT yet been debated in committee.
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clinic-bombing


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


New information this morning about last week's abortion clinic bombing in Atlanta.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;


C-B-S News has learned that the real targets of last week's explosions at the clinic may have been Federal agents.
The first blast is now being called a diversion that brought agents on the scene-- where they would be in the line of fire for the second explosion exactly one hour later.
Investigators also see similarities to the Olympic park bombing and to groups with an anti-government agenda.
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FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


Northern California authorities have resumed their round-the-clock flood watch.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roseville, CA;


In the latest winter storm to lash the state, it's not the rivers in the Central Valley causing the problems but the small creeks and clogged storm drains.
Several areas have been evacuated after small streams jumped their banks and threatened homes.
Another storm is forecasted for the region this weekend.
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E-Tow-Trucks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Getting your car towed can be a costly endeavor--
But tow truck operators have their own set of expenses.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=A tow truck is a welcome sight
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Young/Robert Young's Towing Service; :19
SUPER=01-Tommy Woods/Woods Towing & Recovery; :37
SUPER=03-Vinton; :57
SUPER=01-Ramey Bower/Roanoke City Police Dept.; 1:12 quick!!!
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:26
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

(( A tow truck is a welcome sight if you're stuck in a bad situation.
But drivers are often surprised at the cost of roadside help.
Basic tows typically start at around 35 to 45- dollars.
Prices go up from there, depending on weather conditions and the traffic situation.
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SOT 8:33:23

((ROBERT YOUNG/ROBERT YOUNG'S TOWING SERVICE: WE DON'T REALLY KEEP UP WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S PRICES. OUR PRICES ARE SET BY WHAT IT COSTS US TO DO BUSINESS. ))
RUNS=:06


Pre- pro here
Some of the biggest costs include insurance, special tags for trucks, as well as equipment purchases and maintenance.
It's these OPERATING costs that create rises in TOWING costs-- End pre- pro
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SOT 5:55:20

((TOMMY WOODS/WOODS TOWING & RECOVERY: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE WRECKER COMPANIES GET INTO AN ASSOCIATION TO WHERE WE HAVE MORE BARGAINING POWER TO WORK, RATHER THAN JUST EVERYBODY ON THEIR OWN. BY DOING THAT, THAT WOULD KEEP YOUR PRICES REASONABLE, LESS CHANCES OF BEING GOUGED. ))
RUNS=:20


Woods is president of the local chapter of the Virginia Association of Towing and Recovering Operators.
The group is working to establish guidelines to certify tow truck drivers-- and help keep wrecker services on the up and up.
Currently, it's the localities that regulate tow truck operators.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:15:01

((LT. RAMEY BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: OCCASIONALLY, WE GET COMPLAINTS ABOUT EXCESSIVE CHARGES. ))
RUNS=:04
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:52:16

((TOMMY WOODS/WOODS TOWING & RECOVERY: I'M SURE THAT THE PUBLIC, FROM TIME TO TIME, DOES HAVE LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT. THERE ARE SOME-- YOU JUST GOT TO WATCH WHO YOU CALL. ))
RUNS=:09

Standup here, first one with truck passing by
Woods suggests sticking with a wrecker service that you're familiar with-- that you know will not take advantage of you.
That way, the next time you call for a tow-- you won't be taken for a ride.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

E-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


A large scale undercover drug investigation on the Southside ends with charges against nearly 150- suspects.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Federal, state and local police began rounding up suspects in Danville and Pittsylvania County, yesterday morning.
They were taken to a command post set up at the old Mount Herman Elementary school, near Danville.
From there the suspects were taken to various holding facilities.
Authorities say a significant number of those charged as part of "Operation Flashpoint" are considered major players.
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7:01:21 06:33:00
SOT
IN Q=We're real

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:WE'RE REAL FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE TYPE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE DEDICATED TO THIS WAR ON DRUGS THAT WE'VE GOT WORKING FOR BOTH DANVILLE AND PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AS WELL AS THE OTHER FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES. ROBERT CROUCH, JR./UNITED STATES ATTORNEY: LAW ENFORCEMENT IS UNITED IN THIS EFFORT, IT IS AN ONGOING EFFORT, AND OUR MESSAGE TO ANYONE WHO IS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING IN THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY, OR IS CONTEMPLATING THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY, IS QUIT THAT DIRTY BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Crouch, Jr./United States Attorney; :11
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=dirty business.
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VO-NAT


The man charged with shooting and wounding a Danville police officer late last year was one of the first arrested.
Marlowe Andre Farmer is charged with cocaine distribution.
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E-Wythe-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


Crack, L-S-D, cocaine and meth-amphetamine- Those are just a few of the drugs Wythe County authorities seized in their undercover operation.
The year-long investigation wrapped up yesterday as police began arresting about 35 people.
They face a total of about 55 drug distribution and possession indictments.
Sheriff Wayne Pike also expects some FEDERAL charges.
The investigation was carried out with a 60 thousand dollar state grant, which was recently renewed for another year.

3-D'ville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=murder


A Pennsylvania teen is dead this morning following a shooting in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police responded to a call on Ferry Road last night to find Derrick Levar Crawford lying just inside an apartment with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The 19- year- old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say they are treating the case as a homicide.
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E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg is hoping some federal grants can help renovate the city's run-down old train station.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


City council indicated yesterday it would apply for three million dollars in transportation money for the project.
Plans call for remodeling the building and using it as a centerpiece for revitalizing the neighborhood.
The city also wants to honor the memory of councilman Junius Haskins.
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SOT 12:28:26
IN Q=I would like

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING THAT PARK AREA EARLY ON, AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, MAYBE WITH THE HELP OF THE LEAF FOLKS AND THE LEAF FUND AND SO FORTH, AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY TO GO AHEAD AND DEVELOP THAT PARK AREA AND DO THAT IN JUNIUS' NAME.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=in Junius' name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Haskins, an early supporter of the train station project, died of a heart attack last week.
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E-Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


They found the world's oldest flowering plant fossil.
Now all they need is 1-point-6 million dollars in the state budget.
It may NOT be easy.
Martinsville's Virginia Museum of Natural History entertained lawmakers last night in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls was there.
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SOT
IN Q=They showed
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Harned/Martinsville Planning & Development; :09
SUPER=01-Bud Oakey/Regional Chamber of Commerce; :19
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; :34
SUPER=@Ellen2; :38
SUPER=@Reynolds; 1:05
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( They showed off their insects.
They wined and dined the influential.
And Martinsville and Henry County supporters of the state's only natural history museum lobbied.
sot 07:47:30

((TOM HARNED/MARTINSVILLE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT: OH I THINK WE'LL GET SOME MONEY THIS YEAR...SUCH AS MARTINSVILLE.))
runs=:10



sot 07:29:36

((BUD OAKEY/REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: AT WORST CASE, IT IS A PRECURSOR FOR NEXT YEAR...THIS IS BEING DRIVEN BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR.))
runs=:15


The vision is to demolish the old Martinsville General Hospital.
It's loaded with asbestos.
That has a price tag of 1-point-6 million dollars.
Then the old Martinsville museum would become just the storage and research wing... and a whole new touristy museum would be built where the hospital was torn down.
The problem is that Governor George Allen has allocated NO money for the project.
Cabinet Secretary Becky Dunlop says the private sector needs to quote "step up to the plate."
And the most powerful voice Southside had in Richmond is now in Washington.
sot 07:57:29

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS: VIRGIL'S LENGTH OF SERVICE...FOR A WHILE.))
runs=:09


At least this year, the specter of the museum leaving Martinsville is NO longer hanging over these heads.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

bombing


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


New information this morning about last week's abortion clinic bombing in Atlanta.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;


C-B-S News has learned that the real targets of last week's explosions at the clinic may have been Federal agents.
The first blast is now being called a diversion that brought agents on the scene-- where they would be in the line of fire for the second explosion exactly one hour later.
Investigators also see similarities to the Olympic park bombing and to groups with an anti-government agenda.
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4-D'ville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=shooting


A 19- year- old Pennsylvania man is dead after a shooting in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police responded to a call on Ferry Road last night to find Derrick Levar Crawford lying just inside an apartment with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say they are treating this case as a murder.
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Albright


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albright;


Madeleine Albright will make history today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


She'll be sworn in as the first female secretary of state.
Yesterday the Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State Designate;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=secretary of state.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Senate also confirmed former Republican Senator William Cohen as Secretary of Defense.
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SIMPSON


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


Jury deliberations could begin later today in the O-J Simpson civil trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


But first, closing arguments have to be concluded.
Simpson's defense team will try to convince jurors the evidence against Simpson cannot be trusted.
Defense attorney Robert Baker told jurors yesterday that Simpson had no motive to kill his ex-wife.
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FOOD-LION


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


A-B-C says it will appeal a jury's decision to award Food Lion five and a half million dollars in a lawsuit against the network.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The case involved a "Prime Time Live" report that used undercover workers with cameras in their wigs.
It alleged that Food Lion knowingly sold spoiled meat.
The trial did not address the truthfulness of the A-B-C report.
It only found the network committed fraud.
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E-Local-Food-Lion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Washington and Lee professor testified in the trial supporting A-B-C's undercover reporting.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Lou Hodges specializes in journalism ethics.
He says undercover work should be used with caution, but in this case it served the public interest.
He's concerned about the message the verdict sends.
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SOT 4:15:59
IN Q=It calls into question

((LOU HODGES/W&L PROFESSOR; IT CALLS INTO QUESTION MORE THAN A CENTURY LONG TRADITION IN JOURNALISM, THE WHOLE PRACTICE OF USING UNDERCOVER MEANS OF GATHERING INFORMATION YOU CAN'T GET OTHERWISE, OF COURSE UNDERCOVER MEANS ALWAYS INVOLVE DECEPTIVE TACTICS, THAT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T THOUGHT IT THROUGH VERY CLEARLY. ))
SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Professor;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=through very clearly
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Hodges says he would not be surprised if the case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.

E-Abortion-Bill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=abortion


Minors seeking abortions in Virginia may soon be required to notify their parents.
It's expected to pass in Virginia this year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The bill requires parents be notified before their underage daughter gets an abortion. The bill goes to a different state Senate committee this year.
Planned Parenthood of Virginia assumes it'll pass -- and is planning to fight it in the courts.
Meanwhile, Virginia is seeing its first bill to ban so-called "partial birth" or late term abortions.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:47:09 tape one
IN Q=Well I

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL I DIDN'T EXPECT THEM SO EARLY OR SO GRAPHIC ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.))
SOT EARL TAPE 12:39:40

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: THEN THE DOCTOR OPENED THE SCISSORS UP. THEN HE STUCK THE HIGH-POWERED SUCTION TUBE INTO THE HOLE AND SUCKED THE BABY'S BRAINS OUT.))
SUPER=@Woodrum
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :06
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=brains out.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The late term abortion bill has NOT yet been debated in committee.
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P-AIDS-Research


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-04
GRAPHIC=Aids Research


It's not definitive-- but there is encouraging news in the fight against AIDS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It's the most significant sign to date that the AIDS drugs known as protease
(pro- tee- a's) inhibitors may actually eliminate the AIDS virus in human

tissue.
Renowned AIDS researcher David Ho conducted five biopsies on AIDS patients who started taking protease inhibitors shortly after they were infected.
At a conference last night, Ho announced that ALL the samples had NO detectable levels of H-I-V in lymph tissue from the large intestine and semen.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I look upon

((DR. ANTHONY FAUCI/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: I LOOK UPON THIS AS ANOTHER STEP IN THE DIRECTION OF TRYING TO COMPLETELY SUPPRESS OR GET RID OF THE VIRUS. YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT CURES UNTIL YEARS FROM NOW.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Anthony Fauci/National Institutes of Health; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= from now.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But protease inhibitors are not miracle drugs-- some patients have already lost their response to them.
And scientists have yet to determine if the virus still lurks in the brain or other lymph tissues.
Still, the announcement caps a year of good news, in the fight against AIDS.
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5-Radford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=CARILION


In about 20 months, Carilion Radford Community plans to open a new state-of-the-art hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


A ground breaking ceremony has signaled the start of construction.
It will be located just outside the Radford City limits in Montgomery County.
The facility will include fewer in-patient beds than Carilion's current Radford hospital, with more emphasis on out- patient care.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:36:26
IN Q=

((SKIP LAMB/CARILION EXECUTIVE V.P.: HOSPITALS WENT THROUGH YEARS WHERE IN-PATIENT SERVICES WERE THE PRIMARY FUNCTION WITH ONLY A LITTLE ATTENTION GIVEN TO OUTPATIENTS. WE'VE KIND OF REVERSED THAT. WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GONNA KEEP OUR COMMITMENT TO INPATIENTS BUT THERE'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE DEVOTED TO OUTPATIENT CARE AND TREATMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Skip Lamb/Carilion Executive Vice Pres.;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=care and treatment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The new hospital will serve eight counties in addition to the city of Radford.
It's scheduled to open in the Fall of 19-98.
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(toss to bump)


2-D'ville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=shooting


A shooting in Danville leaves a 19- year- old dead.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police responded to a call on Ferry Road last night to find Derrick Levar Crawford lying just inside an apartment with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say they are treating this case as a murder.
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P-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=drug bust


In Pittsylvania County, nearly 150 people have been arrested on drug charges in the culmination of a year long undercover investigation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Federal, State and Local authorities arrested suspects yesterday morning.
Among them was Marlowe Andre Farmer-- the man charged with attempted capital murder in November after he allegedly shot a police officer.
Danville Officer Dennis Haley was looking for drugs in Farmer's home when he was shot in the neck.
Farmer was released on bond earlier this month--yesterday he was charged with cocaine distribution.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 596-42 00:39:14
IN Q=They ought

((MARLOW ANDRE FARMER: THEY OUGHT TO GO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, QUIT HARASSING PEOPLE EVERY DAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING. ))
SUPER=07-Marlow Andre Farmer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I'm saying.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Officer Haley was back on duty-- rounding up suspects in yesterday's drug bust.
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E-Glasgow-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


State police are investigating a report that a Glasgow town police officer used excessive force in a case of alleged domestic violence.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;


Officer Leonard Stewart responded to the call in Rockbridge County earlier this month.
He arrested Gary Gibson, who was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.
During the arrest Gibson got a cut on his face that required 9 stitches.
Stewart says he cannot comment on the investigation.
He is still on active duty.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


When contacted by phone, Gibson also would not comment, except to say "I never touched him".
Town officials say they won't comment on the incident until the State Police report is finished.

E-State-Song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=State Song


"Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" moved one step closer to retirement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A Senate committee approved it becoming the state song (E-meritus) "emeritus."
But the committee decided to reconstitute the old song WITHOUT the racially offensive lyrics as the new state song.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:17:25
IN Q=Dreamer

((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS: DREAMER INSTEAD OF OLD DARKY.. WE DIDN'T GET ALL THAT WE HOPED FOR, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST STEP.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=first step.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The bi- partisan Senate team of Louise Lucas and Steve Newman will now fight for the change on the Senate floor.
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S-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Governor Allen's job performance rating continues to rise.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


According to the most recent News- 7 Mason Dixon Poll... 65- percent of Virginia voters say the governor is doing either a good or excellent job running the state.
That's 7 points higher than his approval rate in September.
The survey also revealed that voters wouldn't mind paying a six- percent sales tax... if that meant the end of PERSONAL PROPERTY tax on vehicles.
Statewide, 57- percent of voters are in favor of the idea while only 28- percent are opposed.
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P-Elfun-Society


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=computers


Computers have become standard equipment in many schools, but the cost of outfitting every classroom can be prohibitive.
Volunteers in Salem are trying to fill the gap by recycling used computers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Members of the Elfun Society have spent thousands of hours refurbishing computers donated by Roanoke Valley businesses.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Two gifts of 35 computers helped Elliston- Lafayette (luh-FAY-et) Elementary School expand a lab and put more technology in classrooms.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We're preparing

((JOHN MARTIN/MONTGOMERY CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WE'RE PREPARING WITH THE WONDERFUL ASSISTANCE OF SOME COMMUNITY BUSINESSES THAT MAKE THE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO US, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BUILD A PROGRAM THAT WE BELIEVE IS GOING TO HELP OUR CHILDREN.)) ((TOM BLAKLEY/ELFUN COMPUTER PROJECT: WE'RE NOT DOING IT JUST BECAUSE WE'RE GOODY GOODY, WE'RE DOING IT BECAUSE WE ENJOY IT. AS I SAID WE'RE JUST GRUMPY OLD MEN WORKING TOGETHER DOING WHAT WE LIKE HELPING TEACHERS TEACH THE KIDS.))
SUPER=01-John Martin/Montgomery Co. Public Schools; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Blakley/Elfun Computer Project; :13
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=teach the kids.
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VO-NAT


Fifteen to 20-volunteers, mostly retirees from General Electric, have refurbished more than 13- hundred computers during the last four years.
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4-Scores


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


In the N-B-A,
Kendall Gill scored seven points during a 15-to-3 run that led to New Jersey's 103-to-95 win at San Antonio.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Philadelphia/127//Boston/125//Overtime//Detroit/92/j/Sacramento/97///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/New Jersey/103//San Antonio/95////Vancouver/84/j/Denver/94///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/111//Phoenix/99////Portland/97/j/Seattle/98///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Ga. Tech/64/j/Virginia/68////V.C.U./73/j/American/80//Overtime/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Radford/75/j/Winthrop/85//Eric Bowens - 23pts/j/William &

Mary/61//Old Dominion/55///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/W & L/88/j/Emory & Henry/105///j/Roanoke/92//Guilford/79//Maroons

Now 13-&-1/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Ferrum/67/j/C. Newport/82////N. Carolina #19/71/j/Florida

State/84///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas #1/89//Texas A & M/60///j/Kentucky
#3/58//Vanderbilt/46///;
RUNS=:56

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."