06:00-01

E-Leftwich

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Leftwich


Later today a Roanoke jury will have to decide who to believe.
Police say Steven Leftwich sent four officers to the hospital in a violent attack during a traffic stop.
Yesterday Leftwich told his side of the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Steven Leftwich say s
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant; :10
SUPER=01-William Hayden/Witness; :38
SUPER=01-Owen Hall/Witness; 1:03
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=E.E., News 7

(( Steven Leftwich says he was never the aggressor the night his car was stopped.
He says he was attacked and overwhelmed by police, for no reason.

SOT 15:24:11 TAPE 6
IN Q=I was getting beat

((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT; I WAS GETTING BEAT AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE CHOKEHOLD, AND I COULD FEEL THAT AND I JUST SAID THERE'S TOO MANY OF THEM, I CAN'T GET LOOSE SO I SAID A PRAYER, I SAID LORD JUST DON'T LET ME DIE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=let me die



Leftwich admitted drinking several beers that night, but denied using any drugs....

SOT TAPE 7 15:39:05
IN Q=any kind of

((ANN GARDNER/PROSECUTOR; ANY KIND OF ILLEGAL DRUG? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; NEAR THE TIME THAT THE OFFICER STOPPED YOU? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; DO YOU SMOKE MARIJUANA? LEFTWICH; OCCASIONALLY...))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=occasionally



Leftwich's cousin, who was driving the defendant's car, says he saw the officers beat him.

SOT tape 5 13:50:28
IN Q=

((WILLIAM HAYDEN/WITNESS; HE WAS OVER WITH HIS FLASHLIGHT, HITTING HIM, LIKE ON HIS SIDE (SWINGS HIS ARM); ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=on his side



One of the few independent witnesses on the street at 4am, a cab driver also testified seeing a state trooper hitting Leftwich with a flashlight... but, when interviewed by police last year, didn't mention it

SOT tape 6 14:35:34
IN Q=when detective

((WHEN DETECTIVE TOLRUDE ASKED YOU WHAT WAS THE TROOPER DOING, YOU DIDN'T TELL HIM THE TRUTH, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING? OWEN HALL/WITNESS; NO I WASN'T TELLING HIM A LIE, I JUST DIDN'T TELL HIM WHAT HAPPENED.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=what happened



Hall said he was afraid of retaliation.
Testimony wrapped up late in the afternoon. Closing arguments are next, then the case goes to the jury.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

P-fRITO-LAY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=FRITO LAY


Lynchburg's Frito Lay plant may not be open yet, but it fields about a hundred job inquiries EVERY day.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 1996;


A lot has changed, though since the Hill City welcomed the snack food giant to the area last spring.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Now on this 100-acre tract of land is a 400-thousand square foot building-- soon to be the newest Frito Lay processing facility.
Yesterday Lynchburg city council members and civic leaders were invited to check out the dramatic progress.
(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=As you can

((BOB REVAY/FRITO- LAY: AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE FLOOR, ROOFING INSTALLATION IS NOT YET COMPLETE, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON IT, AS MUCH AS WE CAN IN BETWEEN THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Bob Revay/Frito Lay;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=right now.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The 150-million dollar project is expected to employee 800 people.
Pre-training is already underway for some positions at Central Virginia Community College.
(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=In addition to

((BELLE WHEELAN/CVCC PRESIDENT: IN ADDITION TO THE ECONOMIC BOOST THAT IT'S GOING TO BRING TO ALL KINDS OF BUSINESSES, IT'S JUST EXCITING TO HAVE ANOTHER NATIONALLY NAMED PRODUCT THAT'S GOING TO BE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Belle Wheelan/CVCC President;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to be here.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Frito Lay says most of the employees won't be hired for another six months.
The plant is expected to start making chips and other snacks by next summer.
(----------------)



E-Amtrak


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


Frito- Lay officials also made a presentation to Lynchburg city council during its bimonthly meeting last night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


AND council voted unanimously to apply for federal funds to renovate the city's old Amtrak station.
Plans call for refurbishing the building, sprucing up the grounds and making the area more attractive to retail businesses.
Lynchburg's hoping three million dollars in transportation money will pay for the project.
Amtrak has indicated it is willing to contribute a quarter million dollars.
It could be another year before the city knows if the money will be available.
(----------------)



SIMPSON


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


Jury deliberations resume this morning at the OJ Simpson civil trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The panel of five men and seven women got the case yesterday after an impassioned finale by plaintiff's attorney Daniel Petrocelli.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Jurors must decide whether Simpson was responsible for the deaths and, if so, what financial penalty he must pay.
(----------------)


E-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Session 97


The Virginia Senate yesterday laid to rest one of this year's most controversial issues.
On a 21 to 19 vote, the Democrats and one Republican defeated a parents rights amendment to the state constitution.
Ellen Qualls has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It would
SUPER=@Edwards; :06
SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover Co.; :12
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :23
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :39
SUPER=01-Mike Farris/Home School Legal Defense Assoc.; 1:03
SUPER=@Ellen1 1:17
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.


(( It would have established the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children as fundamental.
sot SENATE ONE 14:11:51

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: GOOD PARENTS DO NOT NEED THIS AMENDMENT. BAD PARENTS COULD ABUSE IT.))
runs=:06



sot 14:02:32 EARL

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: DO WE BELIEVE, REALLY BELIEVE THAT GOVERNMENT OR SOME OTHER SOCIAL INSTITUTION HAS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS?))
runs=:11



SOT 12:31:48 EARL

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: I SUGGEST TO YOU THAT IT WILL THROW OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM...INTO A TAILSPIN.))
RUNS=:16



sot 13:50:41 EARL

((SEN. JANET HOWELL: MANY ABUSERS THINK THEY ARE MERELY DISCIPLINING THEIR CHILD. THEY THINK THEY'RE MERELY EXERTING PARENTAL AUTHORITY --cut out one sentence-- IT'S FRIGHTENING, IT'S HORRIFYING. BUT IT'S REAL.))
runs=:11



SOT 14:30:29 SENATE TWO

((SEN. BILL BOLLING: WHY DON'T WE IMAGINE THAT THE PARENTS OF VIRGINIA MAY ACTUALLY KNOW MORE ABOUT DIRECTING THE EDUCATION AND THE UPBRINGING OF THEIR CHILDREN THAN DO ALL THOSE WE'VE HEARD ABOUT HERE TODAY.))
RUNS=:13



SOT 09:51:22 TAPE ONE

((MIKE FARRIS/HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOC.: I BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO RIGIDLY AND UNREASONABLY HAVE OPPOSED PARENTAL RIGHTS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ARE GOING TO BE THE LOSERS IN THE LONG RUN, BECAUSE THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY.))
RUNS=:14



sot standup

(( ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:18

))

E-Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Singer Furniture


The Singer Company may change its tune and get out of the furniture business altogether.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Less than a year ago it announced the closing of its Roanoke plant.
Last month it restructured even further, cutting jobs in North Carolina.
Now the company says it lost 20- million- dollars in its fourth quarter.
It blames the shortfall on its furniture division.
It says for that reason it may have to shut it down.
But some Singer Furniture executives are looking at another option.
They're considering whether to buy the division and spin it off into an independent company.
(-------------)


E-Wrestler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=none


Like many high school seniors, Heather Cash has participated in a couple of different sports.
But now she's helping to break new ground in high school athletics.
Scott Prince has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's easy
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Otis Timberlake/James River Wrestling Coach; :37
SUPER=01-Heather Cash/High School Wrestler; 1:00
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:13
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Botetourt County


((It's easy to see that Heather Cash is grappling with a lot these days... and we're not just talking about homework.
You see she's the first girl to ever hit the mat for James River High School... and she's doing it to prove a point.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:57:40
IN Q=I just

((HEATHER CASH/WRESTLER: I JUST WANTED TO SHOW EVERYBODY THAT A GIRL CAN WRESTLE. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=can wrestle


Heather has definitely made the cut.
In fact she's the STARTER in the 125 pound weight class.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT 16:19:37
IN Q=Back to your

((BACK TO YOUR BASE HEATHER. BACK TO YOUR BASE. HIPS UP. C'MON UP. GRAB THE WRIST.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=the wrist


At first, Coach Otis Timberlake wasn't thrilled with the idea of having a girl on the team.
But now that she's proven that she belongs... the coach has reversed his way of thinking.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:28:58
IN Q=I've got

((OTIS TIMBERLAKE/WRESTLING COACH: I'VE GOT A LITTLE MORE ADMIRATION FOR HER FOR COMING OUT AND GIVING IT A TRY-- ESPECIALLY, SHE'S A SENIOR BY DOING THAT-- THAN I HAVE FOR THE FORTY OR FIFTY GUYS WE'VE GOT WALKING THE HALLS AROUND HERE THAT WON'T GIVE IT A TRY. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=it a try


According to the Virginia High School League, about a DOZEN girls are wrestling in the Commonwealth this year.
Heather says she'd like to see that number rise... and she's offering up some advice.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:01:52
IN Q=I hope

((HEATHER CASH: I'D LOVE TO SEE A LOT MORE GIRLS... BECAUSE GIRLS CAN DO IT. THEY JUST HAVE TO SET THEIR MIND TO IT, WORK OUT A LOT AND BE AGRESSIVE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=aggressive


At this point she has more losses than wins.
But Heather says its not because she's a girl.
She attributes her record to a lack of wrestling experience.
And even though she's having some problems taking down the competition... she's scoring big points when it comes to taking down the gender barriers of high school athletics.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

Clinton


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


President Clinton repeated his call for campaign finance reform yesterday at his first press conference since the inauguration.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The President admitted mistakes were made in his second run for the oval office but insisted presidential influence was never for sale.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=AND I TAKE MINE.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Mr. Clinton said he would not end the controversial practice of inviting political contributors to intimate White House gatherings.
(----------------)



Gulf-war


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The former commander of U-S troops in the Persian Gulf War is to testify on Capitol Hill today.
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee wants to ask retired General Norman Schwarzkopf about unexplained illnesses of Gulf War veterans.
The committee will ask him for more details concerning the American Construction of an Iraqi weapons site later found to have contained chemical weapons.

OJ


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


In Southern California, it's the first full day of deliberations for the O-J Simpson civil trial jury.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The panel of five men and seven women got the case yesterday after an impassioned finale by plaintiff's attorney Daniel Petrocelli.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Jurors must decide whether Simpson was responsible for the deaths and, if so, what financial penalty he must pay.
(----------------)



S-Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Goodlatte


Congressman Bob Goodlatte says House Speaker Newt Gingrich deserved to be punished-- but not to be the victim of a political witch hunt.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Goodlatte was in Roanoke yesterday, addressing a group of eighth graders at Northside Middle School.
He told News- 7 that while Gingrich violated house ethics rules-- he was also the target of too many "frivolous" charges.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:47:32
IN Q=It was a highly

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: IT WAS A HIGHLY POLITICAL FISHING EXPEDITION. AND WHEN YOU FIND THAT SOMEBODY HAS DONE WRONG, YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE MEASURES TO DEAL WITH THAT. BUT I ALSO THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T ENCOURAGE THAT KIND OF POLITICAL ABUSE OF THE ETHICS PROCESS. ))
SUPER=@Goodlatte;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=ethics process
TALENT=Melanie
SS=none


House speaker Gingrich confessed to misleading the ethics committee about a college course financed by tax exempt groups.

E-Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


Construction delays and wet weather have combined to push back the hiring of hundreds of workers for Lynchburg's new Frito-Lay plant.
Yesterday city leaders got a glimpse at how the work is progressing.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A lot has
SUPER=04-May 1996; :00
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :09
SUPER=01-Bob Revay/Frito-Lay Company; :25
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Economic Development; :48
SUPER=01-Belle Wheelan/CVCC President; 1:05
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:15
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


((
natsot groundbreaking


A lot has changed since Lynchburg first welcomed the Frito- Lay corporation to this 100 acre patch of land last spring.
Now residing on this rolling hillside is a 400- thousand square foot building that will house the snack food giant's newest processing facility.
So much has changed in the last nine months, Frito- Lay invited city council members and civic leaders back for an update.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:43:43
IN Q=As you can

((BOB REVAY/FRITO- LAY: AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE FLOOR, ROOFING INSTALLATION IS NOT YET COMPLETE, BUT WE'RE WORKING ON IT, AS MUCH AS WE CAN IN BETWEEN THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=right now.


Even as they dodged mud and water, everyone seemed impressed.
Economic development director Lee Cobb was instrumental in bringing Frito Lay to the Hill City.. he pays a visit to the site almost every day, as if to convince himself that the 150 million dollar project is for real.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:12:32
IN Q=We're about

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WE'RE ABOUT TWO THIRDS ON THE WAY TOWARDS COMPLETION, AND I THINK HOW WE'RE REALLY GOING TO START SEEING IT TAKE SHAPE, AND THAT WILL BE EVEN MORE EXCITING, BECAUSE WE'LL KNOW THAT WE HAVE A FACILITY THAT'S READY TO GO TO WORK.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=go to work.


So will an estimated 800 employees.
Pre-training for some of them is already underway at Central Virginia Community College.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:15:23
IN Q=In addition to

((BELLE WHEELAN/CVCC PRESIDENT: IN ADDITION TO THE ECONOMIC BOOST THAT IT'S GOING TO BRING TO ALL KINDS OF BUSINESSES, IT'S JUST EXCITING TO HAVE ANOTHER NATIONALLY NAMED PRODUCT THAT'S GOING TO BE HERE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to be here.


Weather and contractor delays have pushed back the hiring of those employees about six months.
The first chips should be rolling out of here by next summer.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

P-Flu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=flu


Human tests will soon begin on a chemical compound that may not just treat-- but PREVENT-- the flu.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Researchers at California's Gilead (Gil-ee-ad) Sciences say they've already found it cures influenza in lab animals.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=When this compound

((NORBERT BISCHOFBERGER/GILEAD SCIENCES: WHEN THIS COMPOUND WAS GIVEN TO INFECTED FERRETS, THE SYMPTOMS RESOLVED WITHIN A DAY. ))
SUPER=01-Norbert Bischofberger/Gilead Sciences; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=within a day.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It's also given orally-- making it easier for patients to take.
Influenza viruses have an enzyme on their surface that acts like a glue, attaching them to cells to produce more flu virus.
This new drug blocks that enzyme so the flu viruses cannot attach to the target cells.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=If you block

((IF YOU BLOCK THIS ENZYME WITH THIS COMPOUND,THE VIRUS IS BASICALLY CRIPPLED.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=basically crippled.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Scientists say they are not ready to declare the substance a "magic bullet" for the flu-- but do say it shows great promise.
Testing could take a few years.
(---------------)



5-Germ-Toys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=children's health


Help is on the way for parents worried about their children getting sick from toys.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :


Hasbro's Playskool division has unveiled a line of anti-bacterial toys. The bacteria busting toys are treated with a process called Microban-- which bonds tiny germ-killing pellets to plastic or fiber.
Micro-ban is said to stop mold, mildew, and bacteria like E-Coli, staph, and strep from growing.
Still, at least one doctor questions the need for toys that kill germs.
(-------------------)
(toss to bump)


P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=session 97


The Virginia Senate narrowly defeats a parental rights amendment.
The controversial measure went down on a 21 to 19 vote yesterday.
Ellen Qualls followed the Senate's heated debate in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=To approve
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Waddell/(D) Loudon; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :22
SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover; :34
SUPER=01-Mike Farris/Home School Legal Defense Assoc.; :53
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:05
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=qualls, news-7 Richmond.


((
sot 13:36:04

((SEN. CHARLES WADDELL: TO APPROVE THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IS A DANGEROUS AND EVEN RECKLESS ACTION BY THIS BODY.))
runs=:09


That's the Democratic line.
Establishing the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children would mean chaos in schools, immunization programs, libraries, counseling centers, and child abuse investigations around Virginia.
sot 13:51:48 EARL

((SEN. JANET HOWELL: WHERE IS THE CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AMENDMENT? WHERE IS THE AMENDMENT THAT SAYS CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED FROM CRUEL AND ABUSING PARENTS?))
runs=:12



sot 13:58:25 EARL

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: WE'VE HEARD HERE TODAY THAT THE PASSAGE OF THIS AMENDMENT WOULD UNLEASH THE PARENTS OF VIRGINIA TO COMMIT ALL TYPES OF PHYSICAL ABUSE ON THEIR CHILDREN. ALMOST AS IF THEY'RE LYING IN WAIT.))
runs=:10


So now there's a promise from 1993's Republican candidate for lieutenant governor .. who unveiled a poll showing the amendment --
SOT 09:49:20 TAPE ONE

((MIKE FARRIS/HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOC.: HAS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT IN VIRGINIA. AND I THINK WILL HAVE TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE 1997 ELECTIONS IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOESN'T SEE FIT TO PASS IT IN BOTH HOUSES.))
RUNS=:12
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((ELLEN QUALLS: ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=NEWS-7 RICHMOND.

))

P-Leftwich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=leftwich


Roanoke police say Steven Leftwich was the aggressor during a fight in downtown Roanoke a year ago.
Yesterday in court, Leftwich told his side of the story.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Steven Leftwich says he did not attack police, or provoke the officers.
But they attacked him, he says-- for no reason.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:24:11 TAPE 6
IN Q=I was getting beat

((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT; I WAS GETTING BEAT AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE CHOKEHOLD, AND I COULD FEEL THAT AND I JUST SAID THERE'S TOO MANY OF THEM, I CAN'T GET LOOSE SO I SAID A PRAYER, I SAID LORD JUST DON'T LET ME DIE.))
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=let me die
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Leftwich admitted drinking several beers that night, but denied using any drugs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 7 15:39:05
IN Q=any kind of

((ANN GARDNER/PROSECUTOR; ANY KIND OF ILLEGAL DRUG? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; NEAR THE TIME THAT THE OFFICER STOPPED YOU? LEFTWICH; NO GARDNER; DO YOU SMOKE MARIJUANA? LEFTWICH; OCCASIONALLY...))
SUPER=02-Ann Gardner/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=occasionally
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Closing arguments begin today, then the case will go to the jury.


FBI


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


Trouble at the F-B-I's famed crime lab.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;

4;06:55
A Justice department review of the lab has found so many problems that the Bureau has removed four of its top lab experts from their jobs.
One of those lab workers was a whistle blower who claims mishandling of evidence may have tainted crime lab work or testimony on several high-profile federal cases.
The Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber cases are said to be two cases that have been jeopardized.
(----------------)



BV-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#net (edit of 96-107)
GRAPHIC=Education


They had their questions...now they have their answers.
Last night the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors discussed a request from Buena Vista to study the possible consolidation of their schools.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


The supervisors said the city would have to pay the county an annual per- student tuition.
Buena Vista would also have to share the capital cost for the current school and for any new construction.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:30:34
IN Q=The part that

((BUTCH FLOYD/BUENA VISTA FACILITIES COMMITTEE: THE PART THAT OUR SCHOOLS PLAY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF BUENA VISTA IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN CONSIDERATION. NO. IT'S NOT AN EASY DECISION THERE ARE MANY FACETS TO THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Butch Floyd/Buena Vista Facilities Committee;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=this particular issue.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/April 18;


The county based its answers on an agreement signed by Lexington when it consolidated with the county.
Last year a state study found the Parry McCluer School building did not meet minimum state standards.
Buena Vista's facilities committee made a recommendation to city council and the school board several weeks ago that entailed building a new, eight million dollar school.
(----------------)





4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=News 7 generic/college hoops


In College Hoops,
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons whipped Virginia Tech 61-to-44 last night.
For all of last night's scores, let's check the boards.
(-------------)

WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/44/j/Wake Forest #2/61////N.C.

State/50/j/Virginia/56///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/C.

Southern/79//Radford/73///j/UNC-Greensboro/80//Liberty/64//Women/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Louisville #9/71//DePaul/54///j/Michigan #16/67//Penn

State/59///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Xavier #20/91//Rhode Island/79////Texas #23/72/j/Baylor/76///;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-j/Huntington/5//Raleigh/3///j/Charlotte/4//Richmond/3//Final In

Shootout/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0104-/South Carolina/1/j/Mississippi/4///j/Tallahassee/3//Baton

Rouge/0///;
RUNS=:42

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