06:00-01

E-Rosser

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The case against a grade schooler accused of killing his stepfather will NOT go to trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.


After a 45-minute hearing in Juvenile Court charges were dismissed against the eight- year- old.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:25:38
IN Q=I think

((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY: I THINK THE COURT MADE A FAIR DECISION HERE. IT WAS PROPER FROM ALL THE FACTS IN THE CASE. I DO BELIEVE THE YOUNG MAN'S INNOCENT. AND IF IT EVER GOT TO THAT ISSUE... IF IT HAD GOTTEN THERE. I BELIEVE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Glenn Berger/Child's Attorney;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=been shown
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Franklin News-Post


Four months ago, the boy's stepfather, 55- year- old Bernard Rosser was found dead
SUPER=04-December;

inside the family's Gretna home.
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


No one involved in yesterday's hearing would talk about the boy's future.
But authorities outside of the case say the court has now lost its authority to determine where the child lives.

DOLE-FLOOD


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


As the crest of the swollen Red River moves upstream, thousands of people are being evacuated from towns between the U-S border and Canada.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;


Meanwhile, floodwaters are slowly receding in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Elizabeth Dole, the head of the American Red Cross surveyed the damage yesterday.
Dole says the Red Cross has 33 shelters set up but adds the red cross is hurting for money-- especially since the flooding in Ohio last month.
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E-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanokers are joining the flood relief in North Dakota.
Yesterday, Red Cross Chapter Manager Tom Brown left for Fargo.
He will help feed or shelter the thousands of residents who've left their homes.
With earlier floods in the Midwest, it's been a busy Spring for the Red Cross.
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SOT
IN Q=We're anticipating this one

((TOM BROWN/CHAPTER MANAGER: WE'RE ANTICIPATING THIS ONE UP IN FARGO TO BE A 10 MILLION DOLLAR JOB JUST FOR THE RED CROSS AND ADDED ON TO THE OTHERS WE'VE HAD, WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT SOMEWHERE AROUND 25 MILLION WHICH IS A LARGE SPRING.))
SUPER=01-Tom Brown/American Red Cross;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=which is a large spring.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


A second Red Cross volunteer left Roanoke yesterday afternoon, and four more are heading out later this week.

OK-TRIAL


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


Opening statements will be presented today in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh in Denver.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:00:00
McVeigh could get the death penalty if convicted of murder and conspiracy for the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U-S history.
Meantime, McVeigh's lawyer is challenging a judge's sweeping gag order in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
In court papers, defense lawyer Stephen Jones says the total ban on comments to reporters is unconstitutional and a violation of his client's rights.
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E-Stump


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Stump


Bill Stump will wake up behind bars this morning.
Yesterday he began serving a 27 month prison sentence for illegal possession of silencers.
Stump was originally sentenced to two months, but a higher court ruled that Judge Jackson Kiser could NOT depart from federal sentencing guidelines.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Stump was RE-sentenced yesterday afternoon, with Kiser giving him the minimum sentence allowed by the guidelines.
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SOT 13:28:34
IN Q=I think the case

((DON WOLTHUIS/U.S. ATTORNEY; I THINK THE CASE WENT THROUGH THE SYSTEM AS IT SHOULD. HE HAD HIS DAY IN COURT, HE HAD HIS DAY BEFORE THE 4TH CIRCUIT, AND THE COURT SENTENCE WAS APPROPRIATE UNDER THE RULING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT. ))
SUPER=01-Don Wolthuis/Prosecutor
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the fourth circuit
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Stump is serving as his own attorney.
Kiser refused his request to remain free on bond while preparing a Supreme Court appeal, saying Stump should not have any problem filing the appeal from prison.

E-Mill-Star


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you were viewing the Roanoke skyline last night you may have noticed something missing.
The Mill Mountain Star has been taken out of commission while crews do a major facelift.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Kinsey Crane and Sign Company built the star back in 19-49... and work men started the renovation yesterday by removing neon tubing.
By the end of June, the entire structure will be refurbished and repainted.
The project will cost the city 60-thousand dollars, but officials say it'll keep the star shining for another 20 years.
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E-Crawford-Edmonds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Rape and sodomy charges against two former Virginia Tech football players moved forward yesterday.
James Crawford and Brian Edmonds WILL stand trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A Montgomery County grand jury yesterday returned indictments against Crawford and Edmonds.
Their accuser told News-7 the students had a party at their apartment last December and she stayed behind after it was over.
She said the two, whom she considered her friends, took advantage of her while she was drunk.
Crawford and Edmonds are both scheduled for trial September eighth.
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E-D'ville-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


A car crash minutes from her home took the life of a an 18- year- old Danville woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


This was the scene- on route 360 in Pittsylvania County last night.
State police say (Shereecka) Sureka LaShone Brown lost control of her car- skidded off the road and into a tree.
State police say Brown died at the scene.
The accident blocked traffic in both directions on 360 for at least an hour.
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E-Gypsy-Theft


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke police are telling residents to be on the look out.
They say traveling band of burglars also known as "Gypsies" are targeting the Roanoke area.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say the burglars divide into small teams.
Often a man will drive two women into an upscale neighborhood and drop them off.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:45:30
IN Q=one of the females

((SGT. R.L. ARRINGTON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.;ONE OF THE FEMALES WILL INVOLVED THE RESIDENTS IN CONVERSATION WHILE THE OTHER ONE SLIPS INTO THE HOUSE AND REMOVES OR LOOTS THE HOUSE OF SILVER, CASH AND JEWELRY. ))
SUPER=01-R.L. Arrington/Roanoke Police Dept.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=silver, cash and jewelry
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Two such robberies have already occurred.
Arrington says if you're doing yard work or sitting on the porch, make sure all the doors to the house are locked.
He adds, if you see any suspicious activity, call the police.

S-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Bramblett, Earl


Earl Bramblett will have company at his next session with a psychiatrist.
His lawyers will get to sit in.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


They say the capital murder suspect is not competent to stand trial. They have an expert to back up that claim.
Another expert- -this one hired by the prosecution- -will have a chance to examine Bramblett... sometime in the next couple of weeks.
And the judge ruled yesterday that defense attorneys Mac Doubles and Terry Grimes will be allowed to be there. They just can't say anything.
The trial in the case of the man accused of killing a Vinton family of four is set to begin in June.
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E-Reed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=RALPH REED


After eight years as head of the Christian Coalition, Ralph Reed is stepping down.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13;07:06
IN Q=

((RALPH REED: THE SHORT ANSWER IS I NEVER REALLY INTENDED TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THIS JOB. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=of this job."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Reed is forming his own political consulting firm, Century Strategies.
Reed says the coalition will be energized by new people and ideas.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:07:40
IN Q=

((RALPH REED/CHRISTIAN COALITION: I ALSO BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR AN ORGANIZATION TO BE BUILT AROUND PRINCIPLES AND NOT AROUND PERSONALITIES.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Reed/Christian Coalition Exec. Dir.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=NOT AROUND PERSONALITIES."
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Reed says his departure is amicable.
He'll remain on the group's board of directors and help search for a successor.

p-bug-exhibit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


One residence in Martinsville is home to more than eleven MILLION bugs, but residents have yet to call the exterminator.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


That's because the insects are a gift from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
Currently they're calling the basement of the Virginia Museum of Natural History "home".
The museum's entomologist says throughout history, Virginia has put too much attention on cultural history.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:56:20
IN Q=WHAT WE ARE

((RICHARD HOFFMAN/ENTOMOLOGIST: WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS MAKE UP FOR 200 YEARS OF BENIGN NEGLECT OF VIRGINIA NATURAL HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Hoffman/Entomologist;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=virginia natural history.
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VO-NAT


Hoffman's research team is painstakingly cataloging the insects, which were collected in four Virginia Counties.
The process involves sorting through 173 jars of insects, and then labeling and mounting them on pins.
Hoffman says insects are vital to Virginia's ecology-- they help preserve topsoil, and pollinate most plants in Virginia.
That's why he HATES bug zappers..
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:01:38
IN Q=THE MOSQUITOES

((THE MOSQUITOES ARE JUST NO ATTRACTED TO BLACK LIGHT, SO IT'S NOT ATTRIBUTED TO BLACK LIGHT, SO IT'S NOT JUST THE AMOUNT OF THE ELECTRIC CURRENT, BUT IT'S ALSO A TERRIBLE DRAIN ON THE ECOSYSTEM, SO I DEPLORE THE USE OF BUG ZAPPERS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=BUG ZAPPERS
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home page full screen
You can learn more about insects and the museum-- by checking out the News 7 home page at W- W- W- dot- W-D-B-J-7- dot- COM.
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bombing-TRIAL


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


Survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing will be among the first witnesses to take the stand after opening statements today in the Timothy McVeigh trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


McVeigh could get the death penalty if convicted of murder and conspiracy for the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U-S history.
Meantime, McVeigh's lawyer is challenging a judge's sweeping gag order in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
In court papers, defense lawyer Stephen Jones says the total ban on comments to reporters is unconstitutional and a violation of his client's rights.
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flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


There's good news for the people of Grand Forks, North Dakota: floodwaters are receding.
Some people may even be allowed to return to their homes over the next few days -but only long enough to assess the damage.
Meantime, the crest of the of the swollen Red River pushes north forcing a town of 650 to evacuate.
Bill Hudson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Pembina, ND; :00
SUPER=01-Sheldon Bragett/Sandbag Volunteer; :13
SUPER=01-Mike Oman/Pembina Store Owner;:29
SUPER=01-Bill Hudson/Reporting; :49
SUPER=01-George Sinner/Pembina Resident; 1:08
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=CBS News

((
It's a race between a rising river and a ticking clock.
sandbaggers in tiny pembina north dakota don't stand much chance.
OH BOY, THIS IS A BAD DEAL, ALL THESE HOUSES ARE GOING TO BE UNDER WATER I GUESS..
Yards here are oddly snowcovered and silent. & families have &evacuated...some &stacking rooftops &with belongings.
That's where mike woman is putting &merchandise from his hardward store.
"I REALLY DON'T &THINK THE DIKES WILL AND HOLD ...BUT THE TRACK RECORD IS NOT TOO GOOD."
THE RED HAD ALREADY &ROLLED OVER MUCH OF &ST. VINCENT, ACROSS &THE BRIDGE.
WHAT'S AMAZING, IS THAT IT'S NOT EVEN CLOSE TO CREST ...EXPECTED SUNDAY.
What's terribly frightening to these men trying to save their town is that this water is going to go much higher ...another two feet over the existing dike,
So in a mad scramble, that concrete barrier is being raised.
but they're running short of materials, manpower and time.
WHAT HAPPENS TO PEMBINA IF TEN FEET OF WATER GO THROUGH THIS TOWN...SOME WILL NEVER SEE THEIR FRIENDS AGAIN..CAUSE THEY'LL NEVER COME BACK."))

p-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=RED CROSS


Some local help is on the way to North Dakota.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tom Brown boarded a plane yesterday afternoon on his way to Fargo.
The manager of the Roanoke Valley chapter will help provide food and shelter to thousands of displaced Fargo residents.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We haven't had the great big

((WE HAVEN'T HAD THE GREAT BIG HURRICANE HUGO OR HURRICANE ANDREW OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT WE'VE HAD FLOODING PRETTY MUCH SINCE THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY, FIRST IN LOUISVILLE, CINCINNATI AND TENNESSEE AND NOW IN FARGO. SO IT'S BEEN A ROUGH SPRING FOR US.))
SUPER=01-Tom Brown/American Red Cross;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=rough spring for us.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Another Red Cross volunteer from Roanoke also flew out yesterday, four more will be dispatched to North Dakota in the next couple days.

Chemical-weapons


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The Senate votes today on whether the U-S should join a worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


President Clinton favors participation in the pact, but it's not clear if the necessary two-thirds of the Senate will vote in favor of its ratification.
The treaty takes effect next week with or without U-S approval.
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P-JMU-Murders


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV.


An EX-boyfriend has been charged with last October's murder of a James Madison University student and her new boyfriend.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


25- year- old Ann Margaret Olson was shot in the head.
So was 23- year- old Keith O'Connell.
SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/October 1996;


Their bodies were found at O'Connell's Harrisonburg apartment.
Both were J-M-U students.
They had been dating two months.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Olson's former boyfriend, 19-96 J-M-U graduate Brent Simmons, has been arrested in Ohio.
Simmons' name immediately surfaced last fall as a suspect.
Olson filed assault charges against him in July of last year after he allegedly threw her down and told O'Connell to "watch his back."

P-Alzheimer's


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


In medical news this morning,
Vitamin E is easily available, inexpensive
GRAPHIC=Alzheimer's


and it's one of the most useful weapons used to slow down the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease--
Here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Reporting in the
SUPER=@File; :17
SUPER=01-Dr. Marcelle Bogorad/Institute on Aging; :35
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=health check.

((
Reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that Alzheimer's patients who took high doses of Vitamin-E --2000 units per day-- certain milestones such as loss of daily activities and going into a nursing home were delayed by as much as seven months.
While it only slows the progression of the disease, it has the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging encouraged.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:47:32 CBS EVE NEWS
IN Q=If the process

(( ZAVEN KHACHATURIAN/ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: IF THE PROCESS WORKS, THEN THIS MEANS WE'LL BE ABLE TO DELAY THE ONSET OF THE SYMPTOMS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. AND THAT'S QUITE IMPORTANT. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=quite important.

////////////// butt butt butt butt
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:44:54 Conus Aft.
IN Q=Delaying

((DR. MARCELLE MORRISON-BOGORAD/NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: DELAYING THE PROGRESSION TO A NURSING HOME, DELAYING THE ONSET OF THE LOSS OF ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IS INCREDIBLY SIGNIFICANT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=incredibly significant.


Vitamin E is the latest in a series of compounds that have been found to have beneficial effects with Alzheimer's patients.
Estrogen and anti-inflammatories like Advil and Motrin are others.
They also found the prescription drug Selegiline, used for Parkinson's Disease patients, seems to work just as well as Vitamin E.
Experts say it's an important clue for finding other drugs that will be even more effective.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))
(toss to bump)


p-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-15
SS=murder inv.


A Pittsylvania County Juvenile Court judge ruled the boy accused of murdering his stepfather is not capable of standing trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Franklin News-Post;


55- year- old Bernard Rosser died from a severe blow to the head in December.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December;


His body was discovered inside his Gretna home after he did not show up for work.
Even though the charges were dismissed, prosecutors reserve the right to charge the child AGAIN.
But the boy's attorney says it's doubtful that will happen.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:24:46
IN Q=That legal

((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY: THAT LEGAL POSSIBILITY EXISTS. WHETHER OR NOT THAT COULD BE DONE OR WOULD BE DONE. THAT'S CERTAINLY IS ANOTHER QUESTION. THOUGH, THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS, I WOULD NOT EXPECT THAT TO OCCUR. ))
SUPER=01-Glenn Berger/Child's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to occur
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


No one would comment on the boy's future.
For the past few months he's been living with relatives in Maryland.
But now that the case is dismissed, the court loses its authority to determine where the child lives.
That means it IS possible the boy COULD return to his home in Gretna.

P-Crawford-Edmonds


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The rape and sodomy trial against Former Virginia Tech football players James Crawford and Brian Edmonds is set.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


A Montgomery County grand jury yesterday returned indictments against the two.
Their accuser told News-7 she considered both students to be her friends, but they took advantage of her while she was drunk.
She said the assault took place in Crawford and Edmonds' apartment following a party.
Crawford withdrew from a lawsuit against the woman earlier this year. Edmonds also dropped his suit, but his attorney said he planned to refile it after the N-F-L draft.
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p-Reed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=reed


He led Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition since it was founded eight years ago, but not anymore.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Ralph Reed is resigning as the Coalition's director to form his own political consulting firm, Century Strategies.
Reed says the organization will be energized by new people.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:07:40
IN Q=

((RALPH REED/CHRISTIAN COALITION: I ALSO BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR AN ORGANIZATION TO BE BUILT AROUND PRINCIPLES AND NOT AROUND PERSONALITIES.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Reed/Christian Coalition Exec. Dir.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=NOT AROUND PERSONALITIES."
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Reed will remain on the group's board of directors and help search for a successor.
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2-E-Gypsy-Theft


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke police are advising extra caution.
They say traveling band of burglars also known as "Gypsies" are targeting the Roanoke area.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say the burglars divide into small teams.
Often a man will drive two women into an upscale neighborhood and drop them off.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:45:30
IN Q=one of the females

((SGT. R.L. ARRINGTON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.;ONE OF THE FEMALES WILL INVOLVED THE RESIDENTS IN CONVERSATION WHILE THE OTHER ONE SLIPS INTO THE HOUSE AND REMOVES OR LOOTS THE HOUSE OF SILVER, CASH AND JEWELRY. ))
SUPER=01-R.L. Arrington/Roanoke Police Dept.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=silver, cash and jewelry
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Two such robberies have already occurred.
Arrington says if you're doing yard work or sitting on the porch, make sure all the doors to the house are locked.
He adds, if you see any suspicious activity, call the police.

p-Mill-Star


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Star City landmark is in the black.
The Mill Mountain Star is getting a facelift.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Kinsey Crane and Sign Company built the star in 19-49, and yesterday employees began removing the neon tubing.
The entire structure will be refurbished and by the end of June the star will have new neon and a fresh coat of paint.
The project will cost the city 60-thousand dollars and officials say it will keep the star shining for another 20 years.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Houston Astros swept the two-game series outscoring the San Diego Padres 11-to-7.
For last night's scores from the diamond and the ice, let's check the boards.
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RUNS=:56
OUT Q=....last score."
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