06:00-01

E-Pulaski-shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-13
SS=shooting


A shooting in Pulaski County last night has authorities investigating.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


They responded to a mobile home in Riverbend Trailer Court on Route 114 at about nine o'clock.
Pulaski County authorities say one man was shot in the buttocks.
They are on the lookout for a suspect in a black or gray Dodge Omni.
The victim was transported to Radford Community hospital.
Authorities have NOT released his name or condition.
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E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
GRAPHIC=accident


The Jaws of life were called out yesterday afternoon to free an accident victim.
It happened at the intersection of route 4-60 and 6-90 in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


23- year- old Shelley Northrop of Montvale was driving west on route 4-60.
Police say 56- year- old June Hevener, the driver of the maroon car, was turning on to 4-60 and drove into on coming traffic.
Hevener's passenger, 57- year- old Henry Morgan Hevener, is in stable condition this morning.
Northrop and June Hevener received minor injuries.
Police are charging June Hevener with failure to yield the right of way.
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FLOODING


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


In the upper Midwest, many people are breathing a sigh of relief as the worst of spring flooding appears to have passed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fargo, ND;


The Red River is now dropping in and around Fargo, North Dakota after cresting Saturday at almost thirty-eight feet.
But The small towns along the border of Minnesota and North Dakota

are now coping with the rising river.
The Red River is expected to crest today or tomorrow in Hendrum, Minnesota.
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E-Explore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-08
GRAPHIC=explore


Southwest Virginia may be best known for its part in the Civil War, but this weekend-
the Days of the Revolution invaded Virginia's Explore Park.
The event marks the opening of tourist season.
And as Denise Allen reports the park is evolving into a major attraction.
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Virginia's Explore Park is an outdoor living history exhibit.
Workers say while the revolutionary battle re-enactment is a big draw, the entertainment of the times is educational as well.
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((SCOTT SARVER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: IT'S IMPORTANT TO US TO RECOGNIZE THEIR WEREN'T JUST THE DYING ASPECTS OF HISTORY SUCH AS THE BATTLES, BUT THE LIVING HISTORY AS WELL. WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THE CAMPS. WHAT TOOK PLACE WITH THE FAMILIES.))
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Sarver says the park is growing larger every year.
He says if you haven't visited Explore recently, you'll be surprised at the 19th-century exhibit's facelift.
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((WE HAVE NEW INTERPRETATION ASPECTS. WE HAVE A NEW MILL THAT WILL BE COMING IN AFTER THIS SEASON. WE'VE DOUBLED THE SPACE IN THE COLONIAL AREA. WE PUT THE OTHER HALF OF THE CABIN ON.))
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The changes don't stop there.
Officials believe the new spur along the Blue ridge Parkway will make the park more accessible to tourists when the gate opens in 1998.
The Brugh Tavern will offer food--bringing in restaurant revenue as well as more funding.
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((JUDY EVANS/EXPLORE MARKETING DIR.: WE HOPE AS OUR NUMBER INCREASES THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET MORE STATE FUNDING AND OTHER TYPES OF FUNDING THAT WILL HELP US INCREASE THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE PARK AS WE SEE NEED.))
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The Days of the Revolution is just the beginning of Explore's tourist season.
In May visitors will be treated to a traditional Indian Pow Wow.
In the summer, the battle re-enactments continue with The French and Indian War.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-Fire-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fire safety


Smoke poured out of a high rise in downtown Roanoke yesterday afternoon-- and this time fire fighters were on the scene before it started-
That's because they are the ones who CREATED the smoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The high-rise fire drill was a part of the regional fire school in Roanoke.
Fire fighters from all over Virginia learned the strategy to battling a towering inferno.
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SOT 14:42:17
IN Q=YOU HAVE TO

((CAPT. HEDLEY AUSTIN/VA BEACH FIRE DEPT.: YOU HAVE TO CLIMB THOSE STAIRS TO GET TO THE BUILDING FLOOR THAT'S ON FIRE AND THEN ONCE YOU GET THERE YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE MUSH OF A WAY TO GET OUT. YOU'RE ABOVE GROUND. THE BUILDING CONTAINS THE FIRE, THE HEAT AND IT'S MUCH MORE INTENSE THAT IT IS IN WHAT WE NORMALLY CONSIDER A RESIDENTIAL HOUSE FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Hedley Austin/Virginia Beach Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=Residential House Fire
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VO-NAT


Virginia Beach fire officials were brought in to lead the training.
Officials say the fire codes limit high rise blazes in our part of the state.
Even so, fire fighters say this is an important exercise.
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SOT 11:00:46
IN Q=PEOPLE CALL 9-1-1

((CROSBY GRINDLE/BATTALION CHIEF OF TRAINING: PEOPLE CALL 9-1-1 AND THEY EXPECT TO HAVE US COME AND RESPOND TO WHAT EVER EMERGENCY THEY HAVE SO QUITE OFTEN WE TRAIN FOR THINGS THAT MAY ONLY HAPPEN A FEW TIME IN SOMEONE'S CAREER OR MAY NEVER HAPPEN. BUT WE HAVE TO TRAIN FOR IT. BE PREPARED FOR IT.))
SUPER=01-Crosby Grindle/Training Chief;
RUNS=:11
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VO-NAT


Part of the annual school includes a rope rescue course.
Here fire fighters learn how to repel from buildings and lower citizens to safety from high places.
The regional fire school is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs with the help of local fire and E-M-S departments.
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Rock-Slide


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


The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 are closed on Afton Mountain this morning because of a rock slide.
Police said no one was injured in the slide last night about 7:15.
A state Department of Transportation geologist will assess the situation before any traffic lanes are reopened.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling west are being rerouted onto U-S 250 at Crozet (kro-ZAY), and then back onto I-64 at Waynesboro.

Common-SenseA


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


Keeping track of stock purchases are just as important as having records when you sell securities.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((During the past few years a lot of folks have put money into the stock market. And there's some things you need to watch out for with that on your tax forms. Ethel Noell with Vinton Bookkeeping and Tax Service has more. ))
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((ETHEL NOELL/VINTON BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE: WELL THEY NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL AND KEEP TRACK OF WHAT THEY PAID FOR STOCK OR ITEMS THAT THEY'RE SELLING FOR CAPITAL GAINS AND WHAT THEY HAVE SOLD IT FOR. BECAUSE STOCKBROKERS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NOT ONLY THE PURCHASES, BUT ALSO THE SALES OF ALL STOCK, OR TAXABLE ITEMS, AND TO REDUCE YOUR CAPITAL GAINS, YOU WANT TO BE SURE YOU HAVE AN ACCURATE BASIS, IF THERE'S ANYTHING TO BE ADDED TO THAT BASIS, SUCH AS DIVIDENDS THAT WERE REPORTED PREVIOUSLY ON ANOTHER TAX RETURN AS TAXABLE INCOME.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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2-Poplar-Forest


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


More than 100 people turned out this weekend to celebrate the 254th birthday of Thomas Jefferson.
The celebration yesterday at the Poplar Forest retreat built by Jefferson in Bedford County included music by The Virginia Company, a Williamsburg trio that performs songs that were popular during Jefferson's time.
Jefferson was born April 13th, 17-43.
He designed Poplar Forest in 18-06.
The retreat is undergoing renovation -- but the work, including archaeological digs, has been used to draw visitors.

Reno


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Reno


According to a published report Attorney General Janet Reno is expected to announce today that the investigation of Democratic fundraising does NOT merit an independent counsel.
The Los Angeles Times quotes Justice Department sources.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Face the Nation;


Top Republicans told the Sunday T-V talk shows that if that's her decision Reno could face an investigation herself.
On "Face the Nation" House Majority Leader Dick Armey said if Reno can NOT stand up to the White House, she should resign.
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McDougal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


After nine months of talking to prosecutors, James McDougal is scheduled to be sentenced today.
McDougal is a former Whitewater business partner of President and Mrs. Clinton, and owner of a defunct Arkansas savings-and-loan.
He was convicted last May on 18 fraud and conspiracy counts.
And soon after that he went back on his pledge never to help in an investigation of Clinton.
McDougal faces to 84 years in prison.
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MISSING-PLANE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


If the weather cooperates, Air Force searchers will be back on the ground today in the Colorado Rockies, looking for a pilot and a missing Warplane.
Captain Craig Button and his bomb-equipped A-ten thunderbolt aircraft broke away from a training exercise over the Arizona desert on April Second.
Mike Hooker reports.
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SUPER=01-Frank Campbell/U.S. Air Force; 1:10
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2-E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
GRAPHIC=accident


Rescue workers had to use the jaws of life to free an accident victim yesterday afternoon.
It happened at the intersection of route 4-60 and 6-90 in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


23- year- old Shelley Northrop of Montvale was driving west on route 4-60.
Police say 56- year- old June Hevener, the driver of the maroon car, was turning on to 4-60 and drove into on coming traffic.
Hevener's passenger, 57- year- old Henry Morgan Hevener, is in stable condition this morning.
Northrop and June Hevener received minor injuries.
Police are charging June Hevener with failure to yield the right of way.
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Poplar-Forest


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


Thomas Jefferson may be long gone, but more than 100 people turned out to celebrate his 254th birthday.
Yesterday's celebration at the Poplar Forest retreat built by Jefferson in Bedford County included music by The Virginia Company, a Williamsburg trio that performs songs that were popular during Jefferson's time.
Jefferson was born April 13th, 17-43.
He designed Poplar Forest in 18-06.
The retreat is undergoing renovation -- but the work, including archaeological digs, has been used to draw visitors.

TIGER-WOODS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=masters


Tiger Woods has become the first minority player to win a major professional golf championship.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA;


Woods, of both African and Asian descent, captured the sixty-first Masters tournament yesterday, finishing at a record setting eighteen under-par for a stroke total of two-hundred- seventy.
At 21, woods is the youngest champion in Masters history.
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2-E-Pulaski-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-13
SS=shooting


Pulaski County authorities are investigating a shooting last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Investigators responded to a mobile home in Riverbend Trailer Court on Route 114 at about nine o'clock.
Pulaski County authorities say one man was shot in the buttocks.
They are on the lookout for a suspect in a black or gray Dodge Omni.
The victim was transported to Radford Community hospital.
Authorities have NOT released his name or condition.
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2-E-Fire-School


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fire safety


When firefighters saw smoke pouring out of a high rise in downtown Roanoke yesterday afternoon they were NOT surprised.
That's because they CREATED the smoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The high-rise fire drill was a part of the regional fire school in Roanoke.
Fire fighters from all over Virginia learned the strategy to battling a towering inferno.
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SOT 14:42:17
IN Q=YOU HAVE TO

((CAPT. HEDLEY AUSTIN/VA BEACH FIRE DEPT.: YOU HAVE TO CLIMB THOSE STAIRS TO GET TO THE BUILDING FLOOR THAT'S ON FIRE AND THEN ONCE YOU GET THERE YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE MUSH OF A WAY TO GET OUT. YOU'RE ABOVE GROUND. THE BUILDING CONTAINS THE FIRE, THE HEAT AND IT'S MUCH MORE INTENSE THAT IT IS IN WHAT WE NORMALLY CONSIDER A RESIDENTIAL HOUSE FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Hedley Austin/Virginia Beach Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=Residential House Fire
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VO-NAT


Virginia Beach fire officials were brought in to lead the training.
Officials say the fire codes limit high rise blazes in our part of the state.
Even so, fire fighters say this is an important exercise.
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SOT 11:00:46
IN Q=PEOPLE CALL 9-1-1

((CROSBY GRINDLE/BATTALION CHIEF OF TRAINING: PEOPLE CALL 9-1-1 AND THEY EXPECT TO HAVE US COME AND RESPOND TO WHAT EVER EMERGENCY THEY HAVE SO QUITE OFTEN WE TRAIN FOR THINGS THAT MAY ONLY HAPPEN A FEW TIME IN SOMEONE'S CAREER OR MAY NEVER HAPPEN. BUT WE HAVE TO TRAIN FOR IT. BE PREPARED FOR IT.))
SUPER=01-Crosby Grindle/Training Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=BE PREPARED FOR IT
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VO-NAT


Part of the annual school includes a rope rescue course.
Here fire fighters learn how to repel from buildings and lower citizens to safety from high places.
The regional fire school is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs with the help of local fire and E-M-S departments.
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2-Rock-Slide


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


A rock slide on Afton Mountain closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 last night and they are still closed.
Police said no one was injured in the slide last night about 7:15.
A state Department of Transportation geologist will assess the situation before any traffic lanes are reopened.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling west are being rerouted onto U-S 250 at Crozet (kro-ZAY), and then back onto I-64 at Waynesboro.

E-Feedback-4/13


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#fdbk #4
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor Allen's decision to designate this month as Confederate Heritage Month is the main topic in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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(( When Governor Allen declared April as Confederate Heritage Month, the NAACP and SCLC leadership reacted angrily, calling the governor a racist and demanding his resignation.
Saying he never meant any offense, the governor issued an apology.
But one Roanoke viewer believes the governor has nothing to apologize for.
"The whole month of February, all I hear is BLACK HISTORY MONTH...Quite frankly I am sick and tired of having BLACK history, Slavery and other issues that these people cry about constantly rammed down mythroat! I think it is time for these folks to GET A GRIP. The past is history, learn from it and move forward. The future will be what you want it to be,NOBODY OWES ANYBODY ANYTHING...work and train for a future, and you will have a future. Expect everybody to feel sorry for you because of the past, and yourfuture will be a frustrating and angry disaster. LEARN to deal with the current times, and move forward. This country is the BEST on the EARTH because ALL ofit's people have sacrificed, worked, and pulled together even though each group has not always been treated fairly or their feeling have been hurt.
We'd like to hear your thoughts on this subject, or any other issue in the news.
Send your letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send a fax, the number is 343-7269.
For email, our address is news@wdbj.com.
And to get into our moderated forum on our home page, call up www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

4-Scores


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


In baseball,
Pokey Reese poked a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Florida Marlins 6-to-4.
For last night's scores from the diamond, let's check the boards.
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