06:00-01

MCVEIGH

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


The process of selecting an impartial jury begins this morning in the trial of 28- year- old Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995;


He stands accused of detonating a fertilizer and fuel oil truck bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 19-95, killing 168 and injuring more than 500.
Among the dead were 19 children.
The bomb attack was the deadliest on U.S. soil.
Jurors will be picked from a pool of over 400 Denver residents who, like most, have probably heard news reports that McVeigh has confessed to his attorneys.
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SOT
IN Q=

((JOHN WALSH/FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: AND I THINK YOU COULD FIND 12 PEOPLE WHO CAN SIT ON A JURY AND SAY I'VE HEARD A VARIETY OF THINGS IN THE PRESS BUT I HAVEN'T HEARD ANY EVIDENCE YET. ))
SUPER=01-John Walsh/Former Federal Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=shown all the evidence.
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VO-NAT


McVeigh will be in court today, he was transferred from Oklahoma City to a holding cell in the tightly-guarded Denver federal courthouse.
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E-parole-reform


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
SS=virginia seal


Virginians' chances of having to serve on jury duty are dropping.
Jury trials in the state have dropped by almost 60 percent.
The drop is tied to sentencing guidelines and the elimination of parole.
Before the state abolished parole, five percent of all criminal cases were tried by jury.
That number is down to 2-point-2 percent.
Under the new sentencing guidelines, offenders must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.

E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
SS=fire


Bedford County firefighters lost a fight to save a Goodview home yesterday morning.
Officials say the blaze got too much of a head start.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


It started around 4-30 on route 7-55 in the Goodview section of the county.
Fire officials believe the blaze originated in a bedroom on the second floor.
They're not sure exactly what sparked the fire.
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SOT 06:40:06
IN Q=my wife woke

((JAMES WEEKS/NEIGHBOR: MY WIFE WOKE ME UP AND SAID SHE SMELLED SMOKE AND I GOT UP AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE HOUSE WAS FULLY INVOLVED. I'M ON THE CHAMBLISSBURG RESCUE SQUAD AND I IMMEDIATELY GOT ON THE RADIO AND RADIOED BEDFORD.))
SUPER=01-James Weeks/Neighbor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=RADIOED BEDFORD
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters say the construction of the house is partly to blame for the raging blaze.
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SOT 06:59:39
IN Q=number one they're

((BRIAN WEEKS/STEWARTSVILLE FIRE DEPT.; NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE A BALLOON CONSTRUCTION WITH NO FIRE STOPS AND THE HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THESE OLDER HOMES IS LIKE LIGHTING A MATCH TO IT BASICALLY.))
SUPER=01-Brian Weeks/Stewartsville Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=TO IT BASICALLY
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VO-NAT


The Darby family who lives there, was not home at the time.
No one was injured.
The house is a total loss.
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heaven's-gate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=heaven's gate


More strange revelations in the probe of the Mass Suicide in Southern California.
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VO-NAT


A London insurance company says the 39 members of the Heaven's gate cult who killed themselves last week had bought million-dollar policies against being abducted, impregnated or killed by space aliens.
In another development, a San Diego medical examiner says an autopsy shows the cult's leader, Marshall Applewhite who was among the suicide victims, was not dying of cancer.
Newsweek and Time report cult members killed themselves because Applewhite convinced them he was terminally ill.
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E-Greenfield-Dig


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 97-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia is a state rich with history, but one site in Botetourt County is proving that history dates back nearly a thousand years.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Botetourt Center
SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Botetourt Co. Asst. Admin.; :11
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :17
SUPER=@Scott1; :28
SUPER=01-Mike Barber/Preservation Technologies; :50
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OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Botetourt County


((Botetourt Center at Greenfield represents a significant part of this area's future.
But measures are being taken to make sure the site's history is not forgotten.
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SOT 12:29:28
IN Q=Instead of

((NED MCELWAINE/BOTETOURT COUNTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: INSTEAD OF LOSING THAT, WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO WAS TO TRY TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT WAS HERE. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=was here


Enter a team of archaeologists.
During the past year they've dug up hundreds of Native American artifacts... including fire crack rocks and pieces of ceramic pottery. Stand up
The artifacts found here at the Greenfield site are believed to have come from the Tutelo Indian Tribe... which inhabited this area some 1000 years ago. end stand up
The scientists believe these items amount to prehistoric garbage... scrap material the Indians left behind.
They call these artifacts "common discoveries."
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SOT 12:33:10
IN Q=We very

((MIKE BARBER/PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGIES: WE VERY RARELY FIND UNBROKEN TOOLS AND THINGS THAT ARE IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION BECAUSE IF THEY WERE IN GOOD CONDITION AND STILL USEABLE, THE NATIVE AMERICANS TOOK THEM WITH THEM. ))
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OUT Q=with them


For now, all of the pieces are being taken to Salem for examination.
But they will be returned and displayed at a preservation area once Botetourt Center at Greenfield is complete.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

E-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=accident


Three people were hospitalized last night after an accident in Northwest Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened at the intersection of 17th street and Orange Avenue.
Two cars were involved... police say one of the drivers did not see the other car coming, pulled out in front of it and was hit.
Two adults and an infant were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on how serious their injuries are.
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Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


And in Henry County,
A single car accident claimed the life of a Bassett woman.
Police say 18- year- old Misty Lee McGrady was NOT wearing her seat belt when she ran her car off route 57 and hit a tree.

E-stabbing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A 30- year- old Bedford County woman is out of the Intensive Care Unit this morning in Lynchburg after being stabbed in the chest yesterday morning.
The Sheriff's Department says Pamela Jean Nelson was stabbed in the parking lot of the Greenstone Center in Forest.
Nelson is in stable condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Authorities say there were no witnesses...so far no charges have been filed, but authorities are following up on a lead.

E-New-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


A group of loosely affiliated banks in Virginia and North Carolina is bucking the trend of consolidation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While larger banks replace branches with more A-T-Ms, community banks like the Central National Bank in Lynchburg are opening new offices.
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IN Q=

((WORTH CARTER/CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK CEO: I HAVE A SLANG WAY OF SAYING IT, I CALL IT EYEBALL TO EYEBALL BANKING WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WORKING AND SERVING PEOPLE AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD AND AT HOURS THEY CAN GET TO THE BANK AT THEIR CONVENIENCE. NOT GOING THROUGH MACHINES OR TELEPHONES. JUST COMING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Worth Carter/Central National Bank CEO;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=with people.
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VO-NAT


C-E-O Worth Carter says he's simply giving customers a choice.
One of Central National's sister banks, the First National Bank of Rocky Mount, also opened a new location this week in Roanoke.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff talks about how a small error on your tax form could cost you some big bucks.
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IN Q=The IRS
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Williams/H&R Block; :11
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OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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IN Q=The IRS

((The IRS has stiffened its penalties when it comes to making mistakes with your Social Security number. Bill Williams with H&R Block has more. ))
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SOT TAPE ONE 06:06:40
IN Q=Every

((BILL WILLIAMS/H&R BLOCK: EVERY TAXPAYER, HUSBAND, WIFE, AND ALL DEPENDENTS MUST HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FOR THE 1996 RETURN. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS A CHILD BORN IN DECEMBER 1996, IN WHICH CASE YOU INDICATE THEIR BIRTHDATE ON THE RETURN. AND IT'S POSSIBLE THE IRS IS GOING TO DISALLOW THE EXEMPTION CREDIT FOR ANY EXEMPTION THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. That's a lot of money. WILLIAMS: THAT COULD BE A LOT OF MONEY. EACH EXEMPTION IS TWO- THOUSAND- FIVE- HUNDRED- AND- FIFTY- DOLLARS. WHICH MEANS THE TAXPAYER WOULD HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR REFUND LATER, AN AMENDED RETURN, IN ORDER TO CLAIM THAT AFTER THEY GET A NUMBER FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.))
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SOT TAPE TWO 06:30:21
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Natural-Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson was the Easter speaker at the traditional sunrise service at Virginia's Natural Bridge.
Robertson said Christians know they'll see Christ instead of seeking what he called a "funny-looking" alien spaceship, a reference to 39 cultists who committed mass suicide in California.
More than 15-hundred people turned out for the service.
Robertson is founder of the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network.

Ok-bombin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing


In Denver, jury selection begins today in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
The 28- year- old Gulf War veteran stands accused of killing 168 people in the deadliest bomb attack on U-S soil.
Choosing an impartial jury is expected to take at least two weeks.
Lee Cowen has more from Denver.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995; :10
SUPER=01-John Walsh/Former Federal Prosecutor; :24
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:22
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OUT Q=CBS NEWS DENVER

((DENVER IS A CITY ON THE BRINK OF HISTORY. ITS DOWNTOWN THE SITE OF A TRIAL WHOSE SCOPE HAS ALREADY OVERSHADOWED O-J SIMPSON'S SO-CALLED TRIALS OF THE CENTURY.
SINCE THE BLAST, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WITNESSES HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED...HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF VIDEOTAPES SCREENED...LAB TESTS ON CLOTHING AND TRUCK FRAGMENTS .....PHONE RECORDS...RENTAL AGREEMENTS..ALL COMBINING TO MAKE THIS ONE OF THE LARGEST FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS IN HISTORY. NEVERTHELESS:

(( SUPER: JOHN WALSH//FORER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR )) (( SOT 9:40:51 ))

"Nobody goest into....very seriously."
IT ALL COMES TO THE STARTING LINE THIS MORNING...IN WHAT IS PREDICTED TO BE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS WORTH OF WRANGLING TO FIND 12 PEOPLE WHO CAN SIT IN JUDGMENT OF THE PRIME SUSPECT...TIMOTHY MCVVEIGH.. OVER THE WEEKEND HE WAS WHISKED TO A DIFFERENT HOLDING CELL WHERE HE WILL STAY FOR THE LENGTH OF THE TRIAL. BOTH SIDES ADMIT...DESPITE A JURY POOL OF MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE, IT WILL NOT BE EASY TO FIND JURORS WHO ARE WILLING TO GIVE MCVEIGH THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT...
(( MOS 3:35:00 )) "I think he's guiltly."
(( MOS 3:34:43 (( "I think he probably did it."
EVEN HIS FATHER HAD VERY LITTLE TO SAY AS HE ARRIVED IN DENVER FOR THE TRIAL THAT COULD TAKE HIS SON'S LIFE.
THE DEFENSE CLAIMS A FAIR TRIAL HAS BEEN MADE MORE DIFFICULT IN LIGHT OF RECENT MEDIA REPORTS THAT MCVEIGH ADMITTED TO THE BOMBING....AND THAT HE FAILED A LIE DETECTOR TEST ABOUT A POSSIBLE CO-CONSPIRATOR. BUT THE PROSECUTION'S CASE HAS BEEN HURT TOO....BY CRITICISM OF THE F-B-I CRIME LAB....WHICH, IF ALLEGATIONS PROVE TRUE, COULD HAVE CONTAMINATED SOME OF THE GOVERNMENT'S KEY EVIDENCE.))

2-E-parole-reform


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
SS=virginia seal


Jury trials in Virginia have dropped by almost 60 percent.
The drop is tied to sentencing guidelines and the elimination of parole.
Before the state abolished parole, five percent of all criminal cases were tried by jury.
That number is down to 2-point-2 percent.
Under the new sentencing guidelines, offenders must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.

MASS-SUICIDE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=heaven's gate


The cult members who killed themselves in California last week may have been duped into doing it.
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VO-NAT


"Newsweek," "Time" and C-N-N report members of the Heaven's Gate killed themselves because their leader convinced them he was dying of liver cancer.
But a San Diego medical examiner says an autopsy shows Marshall Applewhite, who was among the suicide victims, did not have cancer.
In another development, a London insurance company says the 39 cult members bought million-dollar policies against being abducted, impregnated or killed by space aliens.
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2-E-New-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


A loosely affiliated group of banks in Virginia and North Carolina is branching out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While larger banks replace branches with more A-T-Ms, community banks like the Central National Bank in Lynchburg are opening new offices.
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SOT 00:53:26
IN Q=

((WORTH CARTER/CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK CEO: I HAVE A SLANG WAY OF SAYING IT, I CALL IT EYEBALL TO EYEBALL BANKING WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WORKING AND SERVING PEOPLE AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD AND AT HOURS THEY CAN GET TO THE BANK AT THEIR CONVENIENCE. NOT GOING THROUGH MACHINES OR TELEPHONES. JUST COMING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Worth Carter/Central National Bank CEO;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=with people.
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VO-NAT


C-E-O Worth Carter says he's simply giving customers a choice.
One of Central National's sister banks, the First National Bank of Rocky Mount, also opened a new location this week in Roanoke.
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Lottery
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Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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2-E-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=accident


An accident in Northwest Roanoke last night sent three people to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened at the intersection of 17th street and Orange Avenue.
Two cars were involved... police say one of the drivers did not see the other car coming, pulled out in front of it and was hit.
Two adults and an infant were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on how serious their injuries are.
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2-E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
SS=fire


Bedford County firefighters fought to save a Goodview home yesterday morning.
Officials say the blaze got too much of a head start.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


It started around 4-30 on route 7-55 in the Goodview section of the county.
Fire officials believe the blaze originated in a bedroom on the second floor.
They're not sure exactly what sparked the fire.
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SOT 06:40:06
IN Q=my wife woke

((JAMES WEEKS/NEIGHBOR: MY WIFE WOKE ME UP AND SAID SHE SMELLED SMOKE AND I GOT UP AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE HOUSE WAS FULLY INVOLVED. I'M ON THE CHAMBLISSBURG RESCUE SQUAD AND I IMMEDIATELY GOT ON THE RADIO AND RADIOED BEDFORD.))
SUPER=01-James Weeks/Neighbor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=RADIOED BEDFORD
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters say the construction of the house is partly to blame for the raging blaze.
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SOT 06:59:39
IN Q=number one they're

((BRIAN WEEKS/STEWARTSVILLE FIRE DEPT.; NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE A BALLOON CONSTRUCTION WITH NO FIRE STOPS AND THE HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THESE OLDER HOMES IS LIKE LIGHTING A MATCH TO IT BASICALLY.))
SUPER=01-Brian Weeks/Stewartsville Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=TO IT BASICALLY
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VO-NAT


The Darby family who lives there, was not home at the time.
No one was injured.
The house is a total loss.
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ABERDEEN


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A pretrial hearing will be held today in another Army rape case.
Former Army Drill Sergeant Delmar Simpson is charged with 25 counts of rape at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
The trial is scheduled to start April seventh.
There have already been two courts-martial for sexual misconduct at the Aberdeen base.
Neither has led to a conviction of charges that instructors forced female recruits to engage in sex.

2-E-Greenfield-Dig


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 97-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


A dig in Botetourt County is proving that Virginia history dates back almost to the last millenium.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Botetourt Center
SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Botetourt Co. Asst. Admin.; :11
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :17
SUPER=@Scott1; :28
SUPER=01-Mike Barber/Preservation Technologies; :50
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Botetourt County


((Botetourt Center at Greenfield represents a significant part of this area's future.
But measures are being taken to make sure the site's history is not forgotten.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:29:28
IN Q=Instead of

((NED MCELWAINE/BOTETOURT COUNTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: INSTEAD OF LOSING THAT, WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO WAS TO TRY TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT WAS HERE. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=was here


Enter a team of archaeologists.
During the past year they've dug up hundreds of Native American artifacts... including fire crack rocks and pieces of ceramic pottery. Stand up
The artifacts found here at the Greenfield site are believed to have come from the Tutelo Indian Tribe... which inhabited this area some 1000 years ago. end stand up
The scientists believe these items amount to prehistoric garbage... scrap material the Indians left behind.
They call these artifacts "common discoveries."
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SOT 12:33:10
IN Q=We very

((MIKE BARBER/PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGIES: WE VERY RARELY FIND UNBROKEN TOOLS AND THINGS THAT ARE IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION BECAUSE IF THEY WERE IN GOOD CONDITION AND STILL USEABLE, THE NATIVE AMERICANS TOOK THEM WITH THEM. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=with them


For now, all of the pieces are being taken to Salem for examination.
But they will be returned and displayed at a preservation area once Botetourt Center at Greenfield is complete.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

4-Scores


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


In the N-B-A,
Tyrone Hill scored 17 points as Cleveland beat Dallas 84-to-80.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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