06:00-01

E-Wythe-school

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wythe County High School students say they are the victims of racism.
They also say their pleas for help have fallen on deaf ears.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=two weeks ago
SUPER=03-Wythe Co. ; :00
SUPER=01-Marretta Witcher/George Wythe Student; :12
SUPER=01-Jermaine Crockett/George Wythe Student; :20
SUPER=01-R.T. Phillips/George Wythe Principal; :46
SUPER=01-Lance Goff/George Wythe Student; :59
SUPER=01-Damien Taylor/George Wythe Student; 1:07
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:15
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=news 7 wythe county.


((Two weeks ago, some black students at George Wythe High School said the racism became too much to bear.
The students say some white students use racial slurs, and began to wear nooses on their clothing.
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SOT 18:51:37
IN Q=we have

((MARRETTA WITCHER/12TH GRADE: WE HAVE PEOPLE THROWING THESE NOOSES AT US AND SPITTING IN OUR FOOD AND EVERYTHING, AND THEY GET AWAY WITH DOING STUFF LIKE THAT. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=like that
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:58:41
IN Q=they all wear

((JERMAINE CROCKETT/11TH GRADE: THEY ALL WEAR JACKETS AND THEY ALL WALK AROUND, AND THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAD THE NOOSES ON THEIR JACKETS AND THEY'LL CALL YOU...YOU'LL WALK BY AND YOU'LL HEAR THEM SAY NIGGER, AND ALL THIS STUFF.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=all this stuff


The black students are part of the Concerned Citizens network. The group was founded two years ago in response to growing racial problems, and is helping the students present their case to the principal and the school board.
George Wythe's principal says his high school is not a hostile environment for Black Students-- in fact, the student body president is African American.
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SOT 17:40:01
IN Q=WE HAVE DEALT

((PRINCIPAL: WE HAVE DEALT WITH IT ACCORDING TO THE POLICY OF WYTHE COUNTY SCHOOLS AND GEORGE WYTHE HIGH SCHOOL.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=HIGH SCHOOL


These George Wythe students agree with their principal-- they don't see RECENT RACIST events as an overwhelming problem.
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SOT 17:26:34
IN Q=IT'S NOT

((LANCE GOFF/GEORGE WYTHE STUDENT: IT'S NOT A GANG, OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO DECIDED TO DO WHAT THEY DID.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=THEY DID
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SOT 17:27:13
IN Q=IT REALLY

((DAMIEN TAYLOR/GEORGE WYTHE STUDENT: IT REALLY AIN'T BOTHERED ME NONE..I MEAN.. I JUST LET IT SLIDE. MY FOUR YEARS HAVE BEEN GOOD HERE. I AIN'T GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME NONE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=ME NONE
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SOT 19:18:21
IN Q=george wythe's

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: GEORGE WYTHE'S PRINCIPAL IS CONFIDENT HIS ADMINISTRATION IS ADDRESSING ALL RACIAL ISSUES AT THE SCHOOL. THE CONCERNED CITIZENS NETWORK ISN'T SO SURE. THEY THINK MORE WILL BE DONE WHEN THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD PAYS A VISIT. ANDREW FREIDEN NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=NEWS 7 WYTHE COUNTY.

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E-Smyth-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A shooting yesterday morning in Smyth County claimed three lives.
Investigators believe 26- year- old Eric Shazier (SHAY-zer) shot his girlfriend and their 21- month - old son before killing himself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chilhowie;


Police say the first shots were fired at a home in Chilhowie, where Michelle Olson was killed, and another man was wounded. Shazier then fled with the child.
The two were later found at a Campground where Shazier had crashed his car into a motor home.
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SOT
IN Q=A car had run through

((CLEVE COMPTON/CAMPGROUND OWNER: A CAR HAD RUN THROUGH A GATE WE HAD UP HERE ON THE FRONT, RAN INTO THE BACK OF A PARKED MOTOR HOME AND IT WAS ON FIRE AND THE CAR WAS ON FIRE. AND THERE WERE PEOPLE WORKING ON PEOPLE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
SUPER=01-Cleve Compton/Campground Owner;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=what was going on.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Investigators do not believe it was the collision that killed Shazier and his son. Police say both had been shot.

discovery


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


"Discovery" astronauts may be taking a record breaking sixth space walk.
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VO-NAT


NASA says part of the Hubble Telescope's steering system has developed a glitch, and it might require another spacewalk tonight to fix it.
In the fifth spacewalk this morning, astronauts worked to cover torn exterior insulation on the telescope.
The shuttle will release hubble from its cargo bay tomorrow morning.
Discovery returns to Earth Friday.
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E-Glass-Judge


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


The choices students make today can have a profound effect on their future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


That was the message from Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes who addressed a large crowd at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg yesterday in honor of Black History Month.
Hughes graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 19-74... today she's a judge in Philadelphia's court of Common Pleas.
Hughes attributes her own success to her parents who helped her make the right choices.
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SOT 4:57:43
IN Q=There are people

((RENEE CARDWELL HUGHES/E.C. GLASS GRADUATE: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WHO WILL COME OUT TO SUPPORT YOU AND WILL HELP YOU TO MAKE CHOICES THAT WE EITHER SEND YOU DOWN TIGER WOOD'S PATH, DOMINIQUE MOCEANU'S PATH, DOWN MY PATH... OR THEY'LL SEND YOU DOWN KURT COBAIN'S PATH OR TUPAC SHAKUR'S PATH.))
SUPER=01-Renee Cardwell Hughes/E.C. Glass Graduate; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Tupac Shakur's path.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker proclaimed this "Renee Cardwell Hughes Day" and presented her with a key to the city.
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E-Halifax-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot


Three Halifax County high school athletes are charged with possesion of marijuana.
The students were arrested over the weekend at a Riverdale motel by deputies investigating a noise complaint.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=They said
SUPER=01-Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape; :25
SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax High School Principal; :30
SUPER=@Teresa1; :44
SUPER=01-Don Thompson/Halifax Basketball Coach; :54
SUPER=03-Riverdale; 1:13
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

((
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SOT
IN Q=They said

((MAJ. RAY LINK: THEY SAID YOU COULD SMELL MARIJUANA OUTSIDE THE DOOR, AND THERE WAS SO MUCH SMOKE IN THE ROOM WHEN YOU WENT IN, IT WAS HARD TO SEE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=HARD TO SEE.


Sheriff's deputies say, at the time, they had NO idea they were arresting three local athletes.
19- year old Carlos Santana Jackson is a star basketball player-- who just hours before his arrest-- helped his team defeat G-W Danville.
Jackson is also well known on the football field-- he was a quarterback for the Comets.
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SOT
IN Q=It does

((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:IT DOES HURT, IT HURTS THE IMAGE OF THE SCHOOL, THE IMAGE OF THE COMMUNITY, AND IT CERTAINLY IS HURTFUL TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of activities.

take su
Jackson's arrest could NOT have happened at a worse time.
Just two days after he was taken into custody-- his team entered the playoffs. end su
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SOT
IN Q=There is

((DON THOMPSON/HALIFAX CO. BASKETBALL COACH:THERE IS NO MORALE PROBLEM AT ALL, EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT WE'LL GO ON AND WE'LL PLAY EQUALLY AS HARD AS WE HAVE. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=we have.


The other athletes arrested played football for Halifax.
Cedric Jacobs, number 25- for the team, and number 3- Michael Chappell, are also charged with possession of marijuana.
Three juveniles were also taken into custody but because of their age-- little is known about their identity.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

P-Stanley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=shooting


Another run-in with the law for a notorious Franklin County moonshiner.
This time, though, the charges are more serious.
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SUPER=04-File Tape; (QUICK!!!)


William Gray Stanley also known as "Dee" was arrested Sunday night... accused of shooting his son.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


SCOTT Stanley suffered multiple gun shot wounds and is now in the intensive care unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital... in critical condition.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The shooting happened at the family's home off Route 40 near Rocky Mount.
Dee Stanley was charged with malicious wounding and is being held in the Franklin County Jail.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Just a few weeks ago he was arrested and charged in Charlottesville with transporting illegal liquor.

P-Low-Jets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-01
GRAPHIC=NONE


A plan that will send more low- flying jets over Pocahontas and Highland Counties has angered residents there.
And local officials are now gearing up for a fight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Langley AFB;


The proposal would expand the training operations area, and lower the altitude of the military jets.
It would also increase the number of flights from 66 to more than two thousand a year.
In Highland County, farmers say they fear the effects on their livestock.
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SOT
IN Q=It's solely a noise issue

((JOHN JOHNSON/VIRGINIA POULTRY FEDERATION: IT'S SOLELY A NOISE ISSUE. A SUDDEN AND LOUD NOISE. IF A CLAP OF THUNDER CAN CAUSE TURKEYS TO PILE UP AND SUFFOCATE, IMAGINE AN F-16 FLYING OVER AT 300 FEET AT 600 MILES AN HOUR.)) ((ROBIN SULLENBERGER/HIGHLAND CO. SUPERVISOR: WE HAVE A SMALL FEED LOT AND I PUT A GROUP OF CATTLE IN THAT FEED LOT SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AND ONE OF THE PLANES WENT OVER A DAY OR SO AFTER THAT. AND IT TAKES A WHILE FOR THESE CATTLE TO SETTLE DOWN, AND THEY LITERALLY PANICKED AND STAMPEDED AND TORE DOWN A LARGE PORTION OF THE FENCE THROUGH ONE WHOLE SECTION OF THE FEED LOT, SO I'VE SEEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN.))
SUPER=01-John Johnson/Virginia Poultry Federation; :00
SUPER=01-Robin Sullenberger/Highland Co. Supervisor; :14
RUNS=:34
OUT Q=I've seen what can happen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Highland Co.;


Air Force officials have extended the public comment period for 30 days, and they're planning a trip to the area to hear from residents.
Highland County officials say they want a six- month delay, while they consider the effects of the additional flights.
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Musgrave


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


"Discovery" astronauts repairing the Hubble Space Telescope may perform a record sixth spacewalk tonight.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


NASA will decide later whether to have astronauts Mark Lee and Steve Smith work on a late- breaking problem with Hubble's reaction wheel assembly.
Meanwhile, the astronaut who's been on more shuttle flights than any other spoke with News 7 about the importance of the Hubble.
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SOT 8:52:38
IN Q=I think space

((STORY MUSGRAVE/ASTRONAUT: I THINK SPACE AND HUBBLE AND THE OTHER GRAND OBSERVATORIES ARE MAYBE THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR BEING IN SPACE. IT IS THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU CAN STUDY THE UNIVERSE AND ALL THE SIGNATURES AND ALL THE MESSAGES THAT IT SENDS TO US. ))
SUPER=01-Story Musgrave/Astronaut;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=sends to us
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VO-NAT


Musgrave joked that since NASA won't let him fly again-- he would call on his friends to come get him.
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ALBRIGHT


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


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright travels from Paris to Brussels to London today as she continues her first foreign trip since taking office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris, France;


Yesterday, she met with France's President Jacques Chirac to smooth bumps in U-S French relations.
At the top of her agenda: clearing the way for July's summit where NATO is expected to extend invitations to several eastern european countries.
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OK-BOMBING


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


Defense attorneys are asking a federal judge to suppress testimony from witnesses in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The attorneys point to massive publicity surrounding the arrest of suspect Timothy McVeigh.
The potential witnesses will be the subject of a defense challenge during a two-day hearing that begins today in Denver.
The hearing comes a little more than a month before McVeigh's trial.
It begins March 31st.
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Starr


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


California's Pepperdine University says it has a new dean for its law school: Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


In a statement, the school says Starr will begin his new job in August and leave other commitments behind.
Aides to Starr insist that regardless of his move, the Whitewater investigation is far from over.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


But White House aides are speculating privately that Starr's departure means he does NOT intend to indict the President or first lady.

DUPONT


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


Closing arguments are expected to start today in the murder trial of John Dupont.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Media, PA;


The prosecution, while admitting Dupont was mentally ill when he shot olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, insists the multi-millionaire is still responsible for the killing.
Dupont's lawyers will use an insanity defense.
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p-wythe-school


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=none


Allegations of racism surface at a Wythe County High School.
Racism is a growing problem at George Wythe High School according to the Concerned Citizens network.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The community group of parents, students, and other citizens met last night in response to recent racial incidents at the school.
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SOT 18:51:37
IN Q=we have

((MARRETTA WITCHER/12TH GRADE: WE HAVE PEOPLE THROWING THESE NOOSES AT US AND SPITTING IN OUR FOOD AND EVERYTHING, AND THEY GET AWAY WITH DOING STUFF LIKE THAT. )) ((JERMAINE/CROCKETT/11TH GRADE: THEY ALL WEAR JACKETS AND THEY ALL WALK AROUND, AND THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAD THE NOOSES ON THEIR JACKETS AND THEY'LL CALL YOU...YOU'LL WALK BY AND YOU'LL HEAR THEM SAY NIGGER, AND ALL THIS STUFF.))
SUPER=01-Marretta Witcher/George Wythe Student; :00
SUPER=01-Jermaine Crockett/George Wythe Student; :08
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=all this stuff
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VO-NAT


The C-C-N is NOT happy with the response they've gotten from George Wythe's principal, who says his administration has disciplined any student who has broken policy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:40:01
IN Q=we dealt

((KIDS COME BACK TO SCHOOL, AND THE ADMINISTRATION ACTS AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED. JUST GO BACK TO CLASS, WHEN THEY NEED TO BE SAT DOWN, AND TOLD WHY THEY WERE SUSPENDED FOR WHAT REASON, AND WHY NOT TO DO IT AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Dr. R.T. Phillips/George Wythe Principal; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Kerry Eanes/Concerned Citizens Network; :07
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=it again.
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VO-NAT


The C-C-N says the state board of education has begun an investigation of their allegations.
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5-Child-Life


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=children's health


On Health Check today-- we all know that nobody likes being sick.
But illness is often even harder for CHILDREN, who are usually energetic and full of life.
Now Carilion has a new program that's proving to be just the right prescription for young patients.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=15-year- old Kristin Petitt
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Kristin Petitt; :16
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :28
SUPER=01-Janice Zack/Certified Child Life Specialist; :41
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=McBroom, News7

(( 15-year-old Kristin Petitt was diagnosed with cancer nearly a year ago.
She's now in remission.
But besides helping her physical rehabilitation, Kristin says Carilion's new Child Life Program has been crucial to her emotional well- being.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:55:24

((KRISTIN PETITT: IT'S NOT JUST YOU'RE IN THE HOSPITAL AND YOU'RE DOWN AND I MEAN-- YOU HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO THAN SIT HERE AND JUST LAY IN BED AND WATCH T.V. ))
RUNS=:08


Child Life specialist Janice Zack brought the program with her when she came to Carilion five months ago.
In a playroom filled with toys, games and books-- Zack makes SICK children feel more like HEALTHY children, taking their minds OFF their illnesses.
The program also helps parents deal with their children's sickness.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:16:48

((JANICE ZACK/CERTIFIED CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST: FOR ANY PARENT, THEIR CHILD, NO MATTER WHY THEY'RE HERE, IS THEIR CHILD. AND THEY WANT TO SEE THEM ACTING AND BEHAVING IN THE WAY THAT THEY NORMALLY DO. SO, TALKING ABOUT NORMAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND HOW THAT MIGHT BE AFFECTED DUE TO HOSPITALIZATION AND ILLNESS IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND LETTING THEM KNOW THEY CAN STILL BE PARENTS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE HERE. ))
RUNS=:19
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SOT 10:09:47

((AND HOW'S ALEXIS FEELING? HOW ARE YOU FEELING? YOU FEEL BETTER NOW? Nodding ))
RUNS=:09


Once again proving that a mixture of laughter, play and a little T-L-C is the best medicine of all.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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P-Halifax-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=Drug bust pot


In Halifax County-- three high school athletes are on disciplinary dismissal after being arrested for possession of marijuana.
Among them-- a star on the successful Halifax County basketball team.
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VO-NAT


Carlos Santana Jackson was arrested Saturday morning just hours after his team beat rival G-W Danville.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The 19- year- old football and basketball star was caught in a smokey hotel room with marijuana.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 96-101 55:05
IN Q=I don't think

((I DON'T THINK ANYONE WAS SMOKING WHEN THE DEPUTIES ENTERED THE ROOM, BUT THERE WERE TWO LARGE BAGS OF MARIJUANA AND A COUPLE OF MARIJUANA CIGARETTES WERE FOUND IN THE ROOM ))
SUPER=01-Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q= in the room
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VO-NAT


Two football players were in the room as well-- number 25 for the team Cedric Jacobs and number three Michael Chappell were also charged with possession of marijuana.
School officials say the implications go beyond the court and playing field.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 96-101 54:16
IN Q=It does hurt

((IT DOES HURT, IT HURTS THE IMAGE OF THE SCHOOL, THE IMAGE OF THE COMMUNITY, AND IT CERTAINLY IS HURTFUL TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES.))
SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax High School Principal;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=types of activities
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VO-NAT


Three juveniles were also taken into custody.
An official decision on the athletes school status is scheduled for tomorrow.
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2-E-Smyth-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Three people are dead following a shooting yesterday morning in Smyth County.
Investigators believe 26- year- old Eric Shazier (SHAY-zer) shot his girlfriend and their 21- month - old son before killing himself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chilhowie;


Police say the first shots were fired at a home in Chilhowie, where Michelle Olson was killed, and another man was wounded. Shazier then fled with the child.
The two were later found at the Hungry Mother Campground when Shazier's car crashed into a motor home.
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SOT
IN Q=A car had run through

((CLEVE COMPTON/CAMPGROUND OWNER: A CAR HAD RUN THROUGH A GATE WE HAD UP HERE ON THE FRONT, RAN INTO THE BACK OF A PARKED MOTOR HOME AND IT WAS ON FIRE AND THE CAR WAS ON FIRE. AND THERE WERE PEOPLE WORKING ON PEOPLE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
SUPER=01-Cleve Compton/Campground Owner;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=what was going on.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Investigators do not believe it was the collision that killed Shazier and his son. Police say both had been shot.

E-Seat-Belt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=None


"Hug your kids at home. Belt 'em in the car..." is the slogan posted in front of a central Virginia rescue squad building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


It was also a topic of debate yesterday afternoon in the House of Delegates.
A Northern Virginia Delegate cited statistics to support the bill that would require children to be restrained in the back seat.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=States with primary

((LINDA T. PULLER/D- MT VERNON: STATES WITH PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT LAWS HAVE LOWERED FATALITY RATES. FOR EXAMPLE DURING THE FIRST FULL YEAR AFTER ENFORCEMENT OF SEAT BELT FATALITY RATES DROPPED 21 PERCENT IN THOSE STATES WITH PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT LAWS COMPARED TO ONLY 7 PERCENT WITH SECONDARY ENFORCEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Linda Puller/(D) Mt. Vernon;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=secondary enforcement.
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VO-NAT


As it is now, police in Virginia can NOT pull you over simply because someone in the car's riding without a seat belt. It's a "secondary offense." That is: the officer can write you a ticket only AFTER he's stopped you for something ELSE.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The bill approved yesterday does NOT cover children riding in the cargo area of a station wagon, sport utility vehicle or pick- up truck bed.

S-Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Education


Charter Schools in Virginia died a second death over the weekend.
The governor had tried to revive the issue with a new proposal late Friday.
It was spiked by a legislative committee Sunday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:54:54
IN Q=The most

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE MOST UNFORTUNATE ASPECT OF ALL OF THIS IS THAT THEY ARE PLAYING PETTY POLITICS AND OBSTRUCTING THE ABILITY OF OUR CHILDREN IN VIRGINIA TO GET 30 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THIS VERY GOOD IDEA.))
SUPER=@allen
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=good idea.
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VO-NAT


Some black lawmakers fear charter schools could re-open the door to segregation.
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SOT 16:00:28
IN Q=When you go

((BENJAMIN J. LAMBERT, III/D- RICHMOND: WHEN YOU GO THROUGH CERTAIN THINGS AS DESEGREGATION AND SEGREGATION YOUR VERY MUCH ALARMED AND ALERT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN AND MAYBE OVERLY CAUTIOUS. I'D RATHER BE OVER CAUTIOUS THAN TO SET UP A SYSTEM THAT'S NOT GOOD FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin J. Lambert, III/(D) Richmond
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=Commonwealth of Virginia.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=State Song


Also yesterday the House unanimously approved the bill to retire "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" as the state song.
Delegates eliminated a provision calling for a special commission to come up with a NEW state song.
So the Senate will have to consider the measure again.
Governor Allen says he supports the bill.

4-Scores


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


In the N-B-A,
The Washington Bullets beat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 95-to-93.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Milwaukee/93/j/Washington/95////New Jersey/101/j/Cleveland/108///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Toronto/103/j/Indiana/105////Orlando/110/j/Charlotte/124///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Atlanta/98/j/Houston/127///j/Dallas/100//Vancouver/95///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/113//Boston/108///;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Davidson/97//V.M.I./77///j/Radford/73//Coastal Carolina/62//Ron

Bradley's 100th Win/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Guilford/60/j/Roanoke/90////Lynchburg/96/j/H.

Sydney/97//Overtime/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Liberty/80//Charleston Sou./77////East

Carolina/70/j/Richmond/78///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/60/j/V.C.U./65//Women//Coastal

Car./65/j/Liberty/78//Women/;
RUNS=:56

(-------------) oc:...LAST SCORE."