06:00-01

p-knowles

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=knowles


Michael Knowles murdered his wife and tried to kill a police officer.
That was the decision of jurors in Montgomery County.
They also reccommended a sentence of life plus 83-years, despite the defense's claims of mental illness. Joe Dashiell reports.
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SOT
IN Q=we the jury
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter; :18
SUPER=01-John Michael Knowles/Victim's Son; :36
SUPER=@joe1; :51
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=NEWS-7 C'BURG.



E-Cooper


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


State police arrested a Baltimore man with ties to Southwest Virginia yesterday.
He is charged with rape, malicious wounding and grand theft auto following an alleged crime spree in Maryland.
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VO-NAT


34- year- old Archie William Cooper was captured by Virginia State Police at the Ironto Rest Area yesterday morning.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


He's accused of raping a 13- year- old girl, stabbing three people including his estranged wife, and stealing a pickup truck.
A woman who helped raise him... says she's not surprised by the charges.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:36:17
IN Q=He done some

((BETSY HODGE/COOPER'S FRIEND: HE DONE SOME STEALIN'. HE WAS IN-- JUVENILE AUTHORITY HAD HIM. THEN HE RAN AWAY FROM RICHMOND. THEY FOUND HIM AND HE'S BEEN IN AND OUT OF TROUBLE ALL OF HIS LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Betsy Hodge/Cooper's Friend;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=all of his life
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Cooper is being held in the Montgomery County jail.
He'll be arraigned this morning.

EVACUATIONS


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


Some 160 Marines have spent much of the morning evacuating Americans from the west African nation of Sierra Leone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sierra Leone;


The Pentagon says the operation began at about 3 a-m.
As many as 300 Americans are being flown to a U-S warship positioned some 20 miles off shore.
Rebels who overthrew the government of Sierra Leone in a coup last weekend ordered all the borders closed last night and banned foreign aircrafts from entering the country's air space.
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BOMBING-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


Seven men and five women will soon begin deciding the fate of Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT


Jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial will be given final instructions by the judge this morning and then begin deliberations.
They will be sequestered until they reach a verdict.
In closing arguments yesterday, the prosecution portrayed McVeigh as a mass murderer.
While the defense told the jurors the government's case was flawed.
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E-OM-Team


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Crystal Spring Elementary students are testing their stability.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They're testing a science project they hope will stack-up against world-class competiton.
The wooden base weighs only 35 grams but is able to support six-hundred 65 pounds.
The youngsters will present the structure as part of the Odyssey of the Mind science competition next week.
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SOT 16.10.22 - 16.10.32
IN Q=Everything you see

((MICHELE MCLEOD/CRYSTAL SPRING ELEM. TEACHER: EVERYTHING YOU SEE IS THE BRAINCHILD OF THE CHILDREN. THEY'VE MADE EVERYTHING, DONE EVERY PART OF PAINTING. THEY'VE WRITTEN THE SCRIPT AND PUT TOGETHER THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION YOU SEE.))
SUPER=01-Michele McLeod/Crystal Spring Elem. Teacher
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=presentation you see
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VO-NAT


Next the students will head-off to the University of Maryland for the world competition.
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E-Huff-Lane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=Education


A new road may make things easier for shoppers at Valley View Mall, but some parents say the convenience is NOT worth it.
Last night both sides met to discuss their differences.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Debra Shumate/Parent; :12
SUPER=01-William Parenti/Resident; :33
SUPER=@Stacey1
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke

(( Debra Shumate is a single mom fighting a 6.6 million dollar construction project she says will cut a path for strangers straight to the doors of Huff Lane Magnet School.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02.45.20 - 02.45.29
IN Q=If that crossway

((DEBRA SHUMATE/CONCERNED PARENT: IF THAT CROSSWAY IS THERE AND IF SOMEONE NOTICES THEM AND WATCHES THEM ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS SNATCH ONE OF THOSE KIDS. IT TAKES TWO SECOND TO SNATCH A KID.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=snatch a kid.


She realizes it's a fight she may have already lost.
Construction for a new road cutting across school property seems to be a done deal.
But, she's not alone in her battle.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02.52.10 - 02.52.19
IN Q=There's no reason

((WILLIAM PARENTI/CONCERNED RESIDENT: THERE'S NO REASON WITH 200 SOME ACRES OUT HERE WITH VALLEY VIEW MALL THAT HENRY FAISON OWNS THAT THEY CAN'T MOVE THAT AROUND TO THE OTHER SIDE OF TIRE AMERICA.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of Tire America


This is the fourth meeting in which Huff Lane residents and officials have gone head-to-head about the Valley View Road Extension.
Residents raised new concerns about dust control from construction and future up-keep for the road.
City officials said they'do their best to minimize the dust.
They also pointed out that taxpayers wouldn't have to foot much of the bill for the construction. The developer is funding doing that.
But, officials didn't budge on the issue of school safety.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03.15.55 - 03.16.20
IN Q=The road will

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE ROAD WILL CROSS SCHOOL PROPERTY NEAR THIS YELLOW MARKER THAT'S LESS THAN 15 FEET AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL ITSELF. DEVELOPERS SAY THEY'LL BUILD A WALL TO PROTECT THE SCHOOL BUT PARENTS SAY THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND THAT THERE A BETTER WAYS TO BUILD A SAFER ROAD BUT CITY OFFICIALS AREN'T WILLING TO CONSIDER THE ALTERNATIVES. STACEY MARTIN NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.))



P-Payne-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Behind closed doors- tobacco talks continue -- without input from Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Caroline Co./Wednesday;


Former Congressman and Lieutenant Governor candidate L-F Payne says he'd like to see Virginia in on the talks.
But he supports Attorney General Jim Gilmore's decision NOT to join the lawsuits against the tobacco companies.
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SOT 14:38:52
IN Q=The 30 states

((L.F. PAYNE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: THE 30 STATES WHO ARE INVOLVED ARE SPEAKING FOR ALL 50 STATES. AND CONSEQUENTLY WE'VE GOT PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE OF VIRGINIA WHO ARE REPRESENTING US. AND I JUST THINK WE'D BE MUCH BETTER OFF HAVING OUR OWN ATTORNEY GENERAL INVOLVED IN THIS AS OPPOSED TO SOMEBODY FROM ANOTHER STATE SUCH AS CALIFORNIA OR NEW JERSEY OR WHEREVER THOSE ATTORNEY GENERALS MAY BE FROM.))
SUPER=@Payne;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=be from.
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VO-NAT


Payne is asking Gilmore to get Virginia involved... and says he's doing so at the request of tobacco farmers from Southside.
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SOT 16:17:59
IN Q=Well you'd

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL YOU'D HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW YOU GET TO THE TABLE. OTHER THAN I SUPPOSE THE ONES WHO ARE SUING ARE AT THE TABLE. WE HAVE OUR POSITION OBVIOUSLY AS VIRGINIANS.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=as Virginians.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Attorney General Gilmore says his office is closely monitoring the negotiations and keeping in touch with congressional leaders about any forthcoming legislation.

P-ITT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=itt


I-T-T Night Vision sees a positive future.
The company was just awarded the largest international order in its history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The Roanoke County operation is the preferred tenderer in an 80- million- dollar deal to supply night vision devices to the Australian military.
I-T-T says it's "highly likely" it will need to add people to its 650 employee workforce.
It's just not sure how many.
Last year I-T-T won a 269- million- dollar contract to be the exclusive supplier of night vision equipment to the U-S Army.
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Sierra-Leone


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


The U-S evacuation of Americans from the west African nation Sierra Leone is under way this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sierra Leone;


The Pentagon says the operation began at about 3 a-m and involves 162 Marines and ten helicopters.
As many as 300 Americans are being flown to a U-S warship positioned some 20 miles off shore.
Rebels who overthrew the government of Sierra Leone in a coup last weekend ordered all the borders closed last night and banned foreign aircrafts from entering the country's air space.
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OK-TRIAL


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


Jury deliberations begin today in the Oklahoma City bombing trial of suspect Timothy McVeigh.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The judge sequestered the jurors and will give them final instructions this morning.
In closing arguments yesterday, the prosecution said all the evidence pointed to McVeigh, calling him a cowardly domestic terrorist.
While the defense told the jurors the government's case was flawed.. noting that McVeigh's prints were not found on crucial evidence such as the bomb truck.
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ARMY-SEX


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


An Army drill Sergeant convicted of having sex with five trainees will be sentenced today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A military jury found staff sergeant Vernell Robinson guilty yesterday of having sex with five female trainees at the Aberdeen proving ground.
Meantime, the nation's first female bomber pilot is a civilian.
Kelly Flinn was discharged from the Air Force yesterday.
She agreed to a general discharge rather than face a court-martial.
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P-Cooper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Baltimore man will ba arraigned on charges of rape, beating, multiple stabbings and auto theft this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Archie Cooper was on the loose until Virginia State Police spotted him at
the Ironto rest stop yesterday SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;

morning... and took him into custody.
Cooper is originally from the New River Valley...
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;

but he spent much of his childhood in the care of Betsy Hodge in Roanoke County.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Wednesday;


She's not surprised by his alleged crime spree... because Cooper, apparently, is no stranger to jail.
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SOT 10:36:17
IN Q=He done

((BETSY HODGE/COOPER'S FRIEND: HE DONE SOME STEALIN'. HE WAS IN... JUVENILE AUTHORITY HAD HIM. THEN HE RAN AWAY FROM RICHMOND. THEY FOUND HIM AND HE'S BEEN IN AND OUT OF TROUBLE ALL OF HIS LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Betsy Hodge/Cooper's Friend;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=all of his life
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Cooper will be arraigned this morning in Montgomery County Domestic Court.

E-Payne-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Representatives from 30 states are negotiating a secret deal with the tobacco companies.
But Virginians are NOT officially a part of it.
Or are we?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Caroline Co./Wednesday;


Former Congressman and Lieutenant Governor candidate L-F Payne wants the state at the table.
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SOT 14:43:00
IN Q=I'm not being

((L.F. PAYNE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: I'M NOT BEING CRITICAL OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. I JUST THINK AT THIS TIME, GIVEN WHAT I'M HEARING AND THE SPEED WITH WHICH THESE NEGOTIATIONS SEEM TO BE PROGRESSING, IT'S TIME THAT VIRGINIA WAS REPRESENTED AT THE TABLE AS THESE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD.))
SUPER=@Payne;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=move forward.
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VO-NAT


Payne says he does NOT think Virginia should join the health lawsuits against the tobacco companies.
But he says tobacco farmers tell him they want to be part of the talks.
Governor George Allen says there IS someone speaking for Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:19:04
IN Q=I'm not

((I'M NOT SAYING THAT PHILIP MORRIS'S INTERESTS AND THE INTERESTS OF VIRGINIA ARE ENTIRELY PARALLEL, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF INTERESTS THAT ARE VERY SIMILAR AND VIRGINIA'S POSITION LEGALLY IS CONSISTENT WITH PHILIP MORRIS AND TOBACCO FARMERS WHO SAY WE OUGHT TO SOMEHOW GET AT THE TABLE. BUT WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT THEY COME UP WITH. BUT OUR POSITIONS AND VIRGINIANS IS PRETTY WELL KNOWN.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=well known.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Attorney General Jim Gilmore apparently has NOT briefed the Governor.
Gilmore says through a letter to Payne that "for weeks now, non-suing states HAVE had representation at the negotiations."
He declined to provide details.

P-Fitness-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=morning health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=virginia seal


Fitness came to the state capital yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen and First Lady Susan Allen joined the governor's cabinet and some eager supporters for a little aerobics yesterday at the State Capitol.
T-V fitness maven Denise Austin is the Governor's chairperson for his new Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Her message-- exercise is easy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:28:43
IN Q=I just

((DENISE AUSTIN/FITNESS GURU: I JUST WAKE UP A HALF AN HOUR EARLIER BEFORE THE KIDS GET UP. I GET MY HALF AN HOUR DONE IN THE MORNING AND I FEEL ENERGIZED ALL DAY!))
SOT 15:18:06

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THAT IF YOU'RE PHYSICALLY FIT, IT RELIEVES STRESS, MENTAL STRESS. IT OBVIOUSLY CAN HELP PREVENT INJURY.))
SUPER=01-Denise Austin/Fitness Guru; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :09
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=prevent injury.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The fun and frolics in Richmond come in the face of the fact that Virginia's gotten fatter under George Allen.
23- percent of Virginia women were overweight in 19-93.
That number's now up to 30.
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(toss to bump)


E-Knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Michael Knowles


A Montgomery County jury disagreed with defense claims that Michael Knowles was incapable of pre-meditated murder.
They sentenced him to life plus 83 years for first degree murder, attempted capital murder and other offenses.
Joe Dashiell has more from Christiansburg.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Defense attorneys had argued
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-John Michael Knowles/Knowles' Son; :23
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Knowles' Daughter; :40
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=JD News 7 Christiansburg


((Defense attorneys had argued that Michael Knowles was incapable of pre- meditated murder because of his long history of mental problems...
But the jury disagreed.
SOT
IN Q=We the jury
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=first-degree murder.


Knowles showed no emotion as the verdicts were read in court, but members of his family said they were thankful that the case is finally over.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's been a long

((JOHN MICHAEL KNOWLES/KNOWLES' SON: IT'S BEEN A LONG ARDUOUS PROCESS, BUT I THINK IT'S MADE US REALIZE WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO US AND IT'S MADE US REALIZE THAT TOGETHER WE CAN GET THROUGH ANYTHING. AND IT IS IN A SENSE A CLOSURE. I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE ALL NEEDED, TO BE ABLE TO GO ON.)) ((VANESSA KNOWLES/KNOWLES' DAUGHTER: JUST START A NEW LIFE AND GO ON THE WAY OUR MOM WANTED US TO IN THE FIRST PLACE, BECAUSE NOW SHE CAN REST AND WE CAN REST TOO.))
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=we can rest, too.

stand-up close
The verdicts brought two more motions for a mistrial, but judge Ray Grubbs denied the defense request.
That means Michael Knowles will return to the courthouse in July for formal sentencing.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Christiansburg.))

P-Huff-Lane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-26
GRAPHIC=NONE


The debate over the Valley View Extension Road heated up last night as Roanoke representatives and residents took up the fight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The planned route would ease congestion on Hershberger Road.
It would connect Valley View Mall to interstate 5-81.
Last night, city officials and developers met for the fourth time with residents near Huff Lane Magnet School.
Officials are pushing their plans, residents are voicing their objections.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01.29.46 - 01.29.58
IN Q=I just don't

((ATWOOD HUFF/CONCERNED RESIDENT: I JUST DON'T THINK IT ALL LINES UP TO DO THIE TO PUT A SORRY ROAD INTO MESS UP A SCHOOL AND HAVE TO MOVE AND ADD MORE MONEY TO PUT IT SO CLOSE TO A SCHOOL. I JUST DON'T THINK IT ADDS UP.))
SUPER=01-Atwood Huff/Concerned Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=all adding up
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VO-NAT


Other concerns topping residents' lists include dust control from the construction and up-keep of the road after it's in place.
Construction is scheduled to be carried-out in two phases beginning November first of this year.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Construction for the part of the road cutting across school property will not start until next summer.

P-Beyer


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=beyer


The state's second- highest ranking official says he supports a renewed push to ban unrestrained children from riding in the back of pickup trucks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Governor Allen has twice vetoed pickup truck legislation.
But Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says he supports restraints in the back of pickup trucks, and would push to pass that legislation if elected governor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:40:51
IN Q=We've seen what

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WE'VE SEEN WHAT AN INAPPROPRIATE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT OR THE FACT THAT THE SEATBELT DOESN'T FIT RIGHT ACROSS THEM CAN DO TO A CHILD IN THE FRONT SEAT OF A CAR. IF WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT RESTRAINTS IN CARS, WE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT KIDS UNRESTRAINED IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK.))
SUPER=@Beyer; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=a pickup truck.
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VO-NAT


Beyer was in Lynchburg yesterday, speaking to students in a government class at E.C. Glass High School.
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P-OM-Team


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-25
GRAPHIC=EDUCATION


Tower construction is NOT the usual worry for elementary school students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


These fourth graders are putting the finishing touches on two science projects they created for Odyssey of the Mind.
It's an international science competition.
Organizers pose science problems...and, the students come up with answers.
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SOT 16.13.27 - 16.13.39
IN Q=It's pretty exciting

((ELIZABETH BAR/CRYSTAL SPRING ELEM. STUDENT: IT'S PRETTY EXCITING. WHAT PART DO YOU LIKE BEST? I THINK IT'S FUN MEETING AND MAKING ALL THE STUFF AND GETTING TOGETHER AND TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bar/Crystal Spring Elem. Student;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=what we're doing
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VO-NAT


The students created two projects-- including this wooden structure.
It weighs less than 40 grams and can hold up to 665 pounds of metal weights.
The second project is a skit called Double Trouble--it's about getting rid of computer viruses.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Crystal Spring Elementary students will head-up to Maryland next week to compete in the world competition.

4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Jazz is heading to the N-B-A Finals for the first time in history.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/103//Houston/100//Jazz Win Series/;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/4/j/Frederick/6////Wilmington/7/j/Lynchburg/9///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Texas/8//Seattle/2///j/Anaheim/7//Oakland/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Chicago/5//Boston/2//11 Innings/j/New York/4//Toronto/0//Cone -

12 Strikeouts/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Milwaukee/7//Minnesota/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/6//Florida/5///j/Houston/10//San Diego/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Cincinnati/1/j/Chicago/2////Los Angeles/2/j/St. Louis/4///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."