12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The Justice Department releases its findings concerning alleged misconduct at the F-B-I crime lab.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And an update on the grade schooler accused of murder in Pittsylvania County.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None



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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=None


Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

E-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=MURDER INVESTIGATION


A Pittsylvania County boy is NOT capable of standing trial.
That, according to a source close to the case who says a team of psychiatrists at U-V-A Medical Center made the determination.
Those doctors gave the eight- year- old psychological tests.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


Authorities believe the child killed his own stepfather... 55- year- old Bernard Rosser.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December;


The man's body was discovered inside his Gretna home after he failed to report to work.
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Because of the determination by U-V-A doctors, more psychological testing was ordered-- this time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
The boy is now living in Maryland with his biological father's family.

Radio-Stations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-9)
GRAPHIC=None


A single owner may soon be setting the tone... and possibly tunes for five local radio stations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights;


Capstar out of Austin, Texas is in the process of wrapping up multi-million dollar deals with urban station W-J-J-S and oldies format W-R-D-J, two Madison Heights stations with large audiences.
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SOT 3:50:01:24
IN Q=I think

((MIKE SLENSKI/ WJJS & WRDJ GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK THERE CAN BE SOME CONSOLIDATION. YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE OPERATIONS, ESPECIALLY OURS, ARE RUN PRETTY LEAN, AND I THINK THERE AREN'T A LOT OF EXTRA PEOPLE AROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS-WRDJ General Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=people around
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Capstar is buying J-93 for three point one million dollars.
Lloyd (GO-ken-hour) Gochenour has owned J-93 since 19-69.
He's keeping the A-M station that shares the same building.
Gochenour says one million-dollars of the earnings is going in a charitable trust.
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SOT 14:13:53 roanoke tape
IN Q=I promised

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I PROMISED THE LORD IF HE WOULD GIVE ME A RADIO STATION I WOULD GIVE MONEY TO HIM. AND I FEEL THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN ABLE TO SAY, LORD, HERE'S A MILLION DOLLARS, NOW YOU USE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J-93FM Owner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you use it.
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VO-NAT


If federal regulators approve these new purchases, Capstar will eventually own five local stations.
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CRIME-LAB


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


The Justice Department today released the results of its probe into allegations of misconduct at the F-B-I crime lab.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The report shows no signs that F-B-I lab examiners fabricated evidence.
At the same time, the report finds flawed testimony by lab examiners.
SUPER=@File;


F-B-I whistle blowers suggested a much more serious problem, claiming the lab mismanaged and contaminated evidence
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995;

in some high- profile cases, including the Oklahoma City bombing.
Justice Department officials are NOT saying yet how the findings might affect the bombing trial underway in Denver.
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MISSING-GIRL


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


In south Texas, no one has ever seen the kind of extensive search that's underway for a 12- year- old girl who disappeared almost two weeks ago.
Dave Fehling reports on the effort that has gone into finding Laura Smither.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Friendswood, TX; :00
SUPER=01-Gay Smither/Mother; :23 QUICK
SUPER=01-Bob Smither/Father; :32
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; :44
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=CBS NEWS Houston.

(( IN FRIENDSWOOD TEXAS....

(NATS ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER)


...THEY'VE LITERALLY CALLED OUT THE MARINES TO HELP LOOK FOR A LITTLE GIRL.

(SOT, 911 CALL, B-ROLLED WITH PHOTO OF GIRL)

"MY DAUGHTER WENT ON A RUN THIS MORNING AND SHE'S BEEN GONE LONGER THAN EXPECTED."
THAT WAS HER FATHER'S CALL TO POLICE NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO. LAURA SMITHER LEFT HER HOUSE ON A THURSDAY MORNING TO GO RUNNING AND NEVER CAME BACK.

(SOT,GAY SMITHER, MOTHER)

"ITS LIKE THE GROUND SWALLOWED HER UP , SHE JUST DISAPPEARED."
SEARCH DOGS WOULD LATER TRACK HER SCENT TO A NEARBY SOCCER FIELD AND THIS PORTABLE TOILET.

(SOT, BOB SMITHER, FATHER)

"WE'VE GONE OVER THIS ALL WE CAN THINK IS THAT POSSIBLY SOMEBODY ASKED HER DIRECTIONS AND SAID I'M SORRY I CANT HEAR YOU , CAN YOU STEP A LITTLE CLOSER, GRABBED HER, I DONT KNOW."

(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS HOUSTON

"WHAT HAPPENED NEXT MAY BE WHAT SETS THIS APART FROM OTHER MISSING CHILDREN CASES...A MIX OF HUMAN AND TECHNOLOGICAL OUTPOURING."
NO ONE COULD RECALL THE MARINES HELPING IN A CASE LIKE THIS BUT 500 RESERVIST JOINED HUNDREDS OF OTHER VOLUNTEERS.

(SOT, NO NAME)

"I'D SAY WE HAVE TO BE GETTING CLOSE TO 5000 VOLUNTEERS."

(SOT, NO NAME)

"THEY'RE MAKING A STATEMENT, THEY'RE NOT GONG TO PUT UP WITH PEOPLE STEALING OUR CHILDREN."
THE SEARCH HAS EXTENDED FROM THE WILDS....TO THE WEB. NOT ONLY DOES LAURA'S PHOTO APPEAR ON A WEB-SITE, BUT A CRIME VICTIM'S GROUP HAS USED A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO FIND PAROLED SEX OFFENDERS LIVING IN THE AREA. BUT SO FAR, THE EFFORTS HAVE NOT FOUND ANY HARD EVIDENCE. AND HER PARENTS HAVE GONE ON T-V, HOPING THEIR DAUGHTER IS STILL ALIVE.

(SOT)

"PLEASE TURN HER LOOSE."
DF CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))

Plane-search


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


In Colorado, the search continues today for the missing A-10 attack jet and its pilot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Eagle Co., CO;


Today searchers plan to check out a place where prospector's equipment detected metals such as aluminum and iron.
Officials are holding out hope, however slim, that Air Force Captain Craig Button ejected and is surviving somewhere in the Colorado Rockies.
The jet disappeared nearly two weeks ago.
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RENO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Reno


Attorney General Janet Reno says there's no need to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the financing of President Clinton's re-election campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


She says that, right now, there's no evidence that crimes were committed by any high-ranking white house officials.
Many Republicans argue that because Reno is an appointee of President Clinton, she cannot conduct an objective investigation into the matter.
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McDougal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


James McDougal, President and Mrs. Clinton's former Arkansas business partner, is going to prison.
A judge sentenced McDougal to a three-year term in exchange for his cooperation with whitewater investigators.
In a recent interview, McDougal said Mr. Clinton attended a 19-86 meeting that included a discussion on a 300 thousand dollar illegal loan.
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L'burg-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


A thriving local economy is spelling good news for Lynchburg residents for the next fiscal year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


That, according to city officials who unveiled Lynchburg's 103 million dollar budget this morning.
Finance committee chairman Bob Davenport says an increase in revenues means property tax rates will NOT rise.
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SOT 22:34:08
IN Q=This is what

((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS WHAT I CALL A HAPPY BUDGET. THIS IS NOT A BUDGET TO BE LONG- FACED ABOUT, THIS IS A BUDGET THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE HAPPY ABOUT AND THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG SHOULD BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO GET MORE FOR THEIR DOLLAR.))
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for their dollar.
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VO-NAT


The budget also includes a four percent pay raise for all municipal employees.
Some fire and police department employees will receive more, to bring their salaries closer to the state average.
The city school system also received its full budget request this year.
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E-Tucker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Monty Tucker


He's been at the job for only a year,
but former Roanoke federal prosecutor Monty Tucker is already changing Virginia's parole board.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=A federal prosecutor
SUPER=03-Richmond/April 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Monty Tucker/Virginia Parole Board Chairman; :47
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:13
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( A federal prosecutor with a squeaky clean image, Monty Tucker took over George Allen's tough-as-nails parole board last year after its last chairman resigned amidst scandal.
Tucker's worked on mending fences.
And consciously or not, he's brought a slight moderation to a board inmates and their families have loved to hate. pre-pro page one
In 1994, before Governor George Allen put his picks on the board, Virginia had a parole grant rate of about 43-percent. pre-pro page two
The new Allen board in 1995 slammed the door shut ... releasing only about 14- percent of parole eligible inmates. pre-pro page three
Under Tucker's leadership, the current board has inched back up to about 20- percent. end pre-pro
Tucker says some of that is the board members getting to know the inmates they've seen annually now for three years.
sot tape one 10:47:30

((MONTY TUCKER/VA. PAROLE BOARD CHAIRMAN: CERTAINLY IN A LOT OF THOSE WE'RE SAYING OKAY, WE BASICALLY SAID TO YOU INMATE X, GIVE US ANOTHER GOOD YEAR, YOU HAVE. SO THEREFORE WE'RE GOING TO GRANT YOU DISCRETIONARY PAROLE.))
runs=:11


So what changes has Tucker led?
sot 10:51:05 TAPE ONE

((MONTY TUCKER/VA. PAROLE BOARD CHAIRMAN: WHILE THE STATUTES ALLOW A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS PAROLE SUPERVISION, ON MANY OF THESE, WE ARE NOW EXTENDING THEIR PAROLE SUPERVISIONS FOR A GOOD BIT LONGER. ONE, TWO, THREE, EVEN MORE YEARS.))
runs=:14


Plus, even for mandatory parolees, more post-prison treatment.
Tucker's also spent more time in state prisons, talking to parole officers, to inmates, and to families.
sot 11:08:19 TAPE TWO

((MONTY TUCKER/VA. PAROLE BOARD CHAIRMAN: IN TURN, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT A LOT OF TIME THE FAMILIES HAVE SAID, "YOU KNOW, THIS TIME I REALLY THINK IT'S TAKEN," BECAUSE INMATE X HAS FINALLY BEEN IN LONG ENOUGH THAT HE'S GOTTEN THE MESSAGE.))
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That message, as Tucker sees it, is that the public was simply fed up with times that didn't match the crimes.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

p-Buchanan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=buchanan


Instead of pressing shirts a Lynchburg dry cleaner is looking to press palms on the campaign trail to the House of Delegates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg


Ron (bew-CAN-non) Buchanan is running for the Republican nomination in the district Joyce Crouch now represents.
Buchanan says one of his priorities is economic development.
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SOT
IN Q=That's where the state government

((RON BUCHANAN/R- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE: THAT'S WHERE THE STATE GOVERNMENT CAN WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR TO BRING JOBS LIKE WE HAVE HERE WITH FRITO-LAY, GOOD HIGH-PAYING JOBS.))
SUPER=01-Ron Buchanan/(R) Candidate for Delegate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=high-paying jobs.
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VO-NAT


Buchanan tried for the G-O-P nomination in the Fifth Congressional District last year, but lost.
He hopes to raise enough money this time around to "get his message across".
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Crouch announce a few weeks ago she would NOT be seeking another term.

E-Masters-Reaction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=woods


Tiger Woods surprised the nation again today.
He turned down and invitation to join President Clinton in New York to honor Jackie Robinson.
Woods is vacationing after an amazing win in the Masters Tournament Sunday.
The record breaking win is spreading the golf excitement in Southwest Virginia.
Denise Allen has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=His infectious smile
SUPER=04-CBS Sports;:00
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:11
SUPER=01-Tommy Price/Countryside Golf Course; :19 Quick
SUPER=@Denise1; 33
SUPER=01-Ed Edler/Golfer; ;37
SUPER=01-Jim Mostranda/Golfer; 1:09
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7

(( His infectious smile and winning ways draw fans to the links in droves.
Local golf course managers expect to benefit from Tiger Woods' record setting win in Augusta.
The Pine Valley Golf League is ready to teach the game.
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SOT 2:46:34
IN Q=IT'S A MIXED

((TOMMY PRICE/COUNTRY SIDE GOLF COURSE: IT'S A MIXED LEAGUE, AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE IN IT, WHITES ARE IN IT. WE PLAY EVERY TUESDAY AT COUNTRY SIDE. IT STARTS AT 5:15. WE PLAY NINE HOLES.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=PLAY NINE HOLES

STAND UP DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE PINE VALLEY LEAGUE HOST A TOURNAMENT EACH MONTH AND A THREE DAY PROGRAM TO TEACH YOUNG GOLFERS THE GAME IS IN THE WORKS FOR THIS SUMMER.
AND APPARENTLY THAT YOUTH PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE IN HIGH DEMAND.
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SOT 02:04:15
IN Q=I VE SEEN KIDS

((I'VE SEEN KIDS WHO NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING GOLF CLUBS WHO HAVE THEM. IN FACT MY NEPHEW SAID HE WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS WAS GOLF CLUBS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=WAS GOLF CLUBS


Tiger Woods shot 18-under-par, his nearest competitor was still 12 strokes behind.
The 72-hole total of 270 broke the record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1965.
Sunday's final round at Augusta National was one of the most anticipated in Masters history.
And it may be the beginning of a new golf era.
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SOT 02:05:45
IN Q=A LOT OF

((JIM MOSTRANDA/GOLFER: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE ENTHUSIASM THAT FOLLOWS TIGER WOODS AROUND. THEY SAY IT'S NOT GOLF. BUT I THINK GOLF HAS TO EVOLVE LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE


And many golf fans say as the sport evolves, Tiger Woods is sure to lead the way.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Tax-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=tax day


Today is a deadline many dread.
It's the last day you can send in your federal income taxes.
Len Besthoff has been gathering tax tips for us the past few months.
This afternoon he's interviewing an accountant with a local firm for some eleventh hour advice.
Thanks Melanie.
We have with us Gary (DIRK) Duerk, an accountant with Brown, Edwards, and Company of Roanoke.
So Gary, the options are you can stay up all night, or file an for an extension.
What's involved in getting an extension?
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.;
(question: Of the 211 million returns filed, 88 million will get refunds, and

a little less than two million will get audited. Do you think the desire for refunds, and the fear of getting audited account for the fact that only a third of American taxpayers file their own returns?) WEATHER
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SUPER=301-54/34/Variable 3mph/30.32f/89/1941/28/1950;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clear/Not as Cold/36-40/Partly/Sunny/64-68;
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SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/30-34/Increasing/Clouds/64-68;
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Robinson


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mlb


Fifty years ago today Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Major League Baseball will honor the Hall of Famer tonight during the L-A Dodgers- New York Mets game. President Clinton is expected to be on hand.
Robinson's grandson will throw out the first pitch.
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MLB


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-26
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Baltimore Orioles own a four game winning streak thanks to Scott Erickson's 8 innings of 5 hit ball that gave the Birds a 4-2 win over
Minnesota.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00


The Orioles sealed the win during a three run third in which Cal Ripken, Roberto Alomar and BJ Surhoff produced R-B-I's singles. O's win by 2.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Angels vs. Yankees;


and how sweet is revenge. Jim Leyritz had that answer last night. Leyritz, who was traded to California by New York after the World Series; clocked a 2 run homer to help the Angles top the Bronx Bombers 5-1.
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Baseball


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-28
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Astros vs. Cardinals; :00


Tony LaRussa would watch former Ferrum star Billy Wagner get his first win of the season yesterday as the Astros beat the Cardinals 4-2 in 10 innings.
The Cards did get on the board first. Brian Jordan connects on this R-B-I single to make the count 1 to nothing St. Louis.
Then, in the top of the 5th, Houston's Craig Biggio crushes this
SUPER=35-Houston/4/St. Louis/2;

pitch over the wall and the game is all tied up at 2.
Then Derek Bell somehow makes the diving backhand grab on Jordan's shot to center field and the Astros win in 10 innings 4-2.
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball


Later this afternoon Virginia Tech will hold a news conference to introduce the Lady Hokies new head basketball coach.
Sources tell News 7 Sports that Bonnie Henrickson will take over the position, but this is not yet official. Henrickson served as Iowa's top assistant this past season and was an assistant coach for Virginia Tech a couple of years ago.

p-Quilt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


From food to animals,
students used their imaginations as (----------------)
VO-NAT :07
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;

they practiced the time honored tradition of quilting.
Students from Blacksburg's Gilbert- Linkous Elementary School put together 24 quilts in all.
As part of the Patchwork to Learning program, each student designed a square, which teachers and parents assembled into quilts for each class.
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SOT 2:42:32
IN Q=

((JUSTIN HOLLAND/1ST-GRADER: FIRST I BROUGHT IN A NECTARINE AND I CUTTED IT IN HALF AND I PAINTED IT AND THEM PRESSED IT ON. )) 2:37:51 ((DANIEL SCHROEDER/3RD-GRADER: I LEARNED THAT BLACKSBURG IS AN IMPORTANT PLACE AND WE NEED TO KEEP IT CLEAN.))
SUPER=01-Justin Holland/First Grader;
SUPER=01-Daniel Schroeder/Third Grader; :13
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=keep it clean.
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VO-NAT


The project also provided lessons for catering management students at Virginia Tech.
They used a picture from each quilt to make a giant EDIBLE quilt.
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SOT 2:40:59
IN Q=

((JILLIAN SMITH/1ST-GRADER: YEAH, I'M PROBABLY GONNA EAT A LOT BECAUSE IT SMELLED GOOD WHEN I WAS IN HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Jillian Smith/First Grader;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=I was in here.
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VO-NAT


The cake was served at a public reception last night. (----------------)