06:00-01

E-Jessie

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Jessie


The body of a four- year- old girl whose death was allegedly caused by parental abuse was not a pretty picture.
A medical examiner says the Annie Leftwich was covered in new and old bruises and what appeared to be bite marks-- perhaps from an animal.
Now her stepfather Kenneth Jessie is accused of murder.
Teresa Hamilton reports on the ongoing trial.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Kenneth Jessie
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Askins/Dickenson Co. Prosecutor; :18
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday; :44
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:15
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Christiansburg.

((
Kenneth Jessie's attorney says her client should've done more but should NOT be convicted of murder because he wasn't home when his stepdaughter died.
But prosecutors contend the 35- year old is guilty because he was living under the same roof and the child was repeatedly abused.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The defendant

((DONALD ASKINS/DICKENSON CO. PROSECUTOR: THE DEFENDANT, KENNETH JESSIE HAD ARRIVED HOME FROM WORK, SEEN WHAT HAD HAPPENED, TOLD ELIZABETH JESSIE, DIDN'T YOU EVEN CHECK ON HER YOU DUMB BITCH, WE'RE BOTH GOING TO JAIL FOR MURDER. ))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=for murder.


Indeed the child's mother, Elizabeth Jessie, faces up to 50- years in prison.
She's already pleaded guilty to second degree murder.
Prosecutors played part of the 911 call placed to dispatchers the day the little girl died.
(/////SOT/////)

6:10:00
SOT
IN Q=Is she

((IS SHE BREATHING? NO, SHE'S NOT. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=she's not.


Witnesses testified the child slept in a cramped utility room as punishment for bed wetting-- a room she shared with wild squirrels.
Prosecutors believe she was actually taped to the bed the day she died-- before she was gagged. TAKE SU
The commonwealth still has a number of witnesses to call.
The case is expected to last through the end of the week.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.))

sonny-bono


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Movie Star Cher and her daughter Chastity are in Palm Springs, California this morning preparing for this week's funeral for Congressman Sonny Bono.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

4:00:00
The 62- year- old pop star turned politician died Monday in a ski accident in Lake Tahoe.
Bono will be laid to rest Friday in Palm Springs, which became his adopted hometown.
SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;


A family spokesman says a public vigil will be held tomorrow, followed the next day by a funeral Mass.
(----------------)



E-McCane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=McCane


Allegations former Bedford County sheriff's lieutenant John McCane mis-used public money moved forward after a grand jury indicted him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Monday


Monday, a separate stalking charge against McCane was dropped for lack of evidence.
But state police say McCane misused sheriff's department funds during a recent undercover drug investigation.
Special prosecutor Joel Branscom has characterized the amount as being less than one thousand dollars.
The negative publicity from the two criminal investigations led to McCane's resignation from the sheriff's department last week.
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JONES-IRS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Jones, Paula


President Clinton's lawyer suspects the latest twist in the Paula Jones case is a move by someone in Congress to "humiliate" the President.
Robert Bennett is reacting to news that the Treasury Department is investigating what prompted the I-R-S audit of Jones, who is suing Mr. Clinton for sexual harassment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lon Beach, CA;

4:09:05
Jones' lawyer Donvan Campbell says Jones and her husband were questioned last night by Treasury Department investigators.
Campbell says the session revealed that the push for a Treasury investigation came from Congress.
(----------------)



BUDDY-SOCKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton is again trying to play peacemaker at the White House.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:49:10
But yesterday, it seemed to go without much success.
Mr. Clinton's new dog.. "Buddy" and "Socks" the cat had a frank exchange of views outside the oval office.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=(SOUND FULL)
(----------------)
VO-NAT


After several minutes trying in vain to persuade Socks that this newcomer wasn't so bad, Mr. Clinton finally gave up and walked back to the White House.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(roll cold out of break)
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Wayne Wise/Distinctive Car Care; :24
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :36
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns


TapeToss to break Stocks Comm

E-Fundraiser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal


It is now illegal for lawmakers to solicit cash DURING the Virginia General Assembly's annual legislative session.
The session starts next week and the new law just went into effect in July.
The Joint Republican Caucus scheduled a fancy fundraiser for next month- until NEWS 7 checked into it.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=You can't
SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :20
SUPER=@Newman; :36
SUPER=01-Sen. Patsy Ticer/(D) Alexandria; :46
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; 1:07
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:28
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
sot 21:44:18

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: YOU CAN'T DO INDIRECTLY WHAT YOU CAN'T DO DIRECTLY. AND BECAUSE I CAN'T ACCEPT A CONTRIBUTION DURING THE SESSION, CERTAINLY IT WOULD MEAN THAT I CAN'T HAVE MY AIDE OR SOMEONE WORKING FOR ME TO GO OUT AND SAY "HEY YOU GO GET IT, THAT'S REALLY NOT ME." THAT'S NOT THE INTENT OF THE LAW.))
runs=:19


But the Republican shindig at the ritzy Jefferson Hotel was to be thrown by the caucus -- a collective arm of the lawmakers themselves.
sot 21:44:38

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: I THINK IT'S ALL THE SAME. WE DON'T HAVE OUR CAUCUS STAFF COLLECTING MONEY. THAT WOULD OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE A MAJOR WAY AROUND THE INTENT OF THE LAW.))
runs=:09



sot 21:20:29

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: I THINK THAT BOTH SIDES ARE TRYING TO LIVE WITHIN THE LETTER OF THE LAW AND ALSO THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW. AND I'M SURE THAT WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED AND I'M SURE YOU GUYS WILL POINT OUT WHERE IT'S NOT.))
runs=:10



sot 21:36:22

((SEN. PATSY TICER: OH THAT REALLY IS NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW. OH I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT. ARE THEY REALLY?))
runs=:07


Well not anymore.
Republican Caucus director Scott Leake says once we asked, he's looking for a new date AFTER the session.
But Leake points out that Democrats are only just complying with the law -- holding their own fundraiser across town ONE DAY BEFORE the legislature convenes.
sot 01:53:25

((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT? WHY IS IT HORRIBLE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, BUT VIRTUOUS JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT? WHEN IS THE MAGIC HOUR? SO I THINK THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF CHEST-THUMPING GOING ON THESE DAYS. BUT ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE JUST GONNA WALK AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT JUST DOESN'T EVEN APPEAR RIGHT.))
runs=:20


standup
The lawmakers we talked to say they still think this law is a good "first step" toward campaign finance reform -- even it only changes the public's perception.
UVA political analyst Larry Sabato calls the flap "same-o same-o."
He says the law is just the politicians' way of "pretending" things have changed.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

State-Budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Va State Seal


It was no ordinary public hearing -- a discussion of the state budget brought out touching life stories from people who need money.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:01:57
IN Q=I started working

((BETTY INGRAM-WHITE: I STARTED WORKING WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD. I HAVE NEVER BEEN FACED WITH NOT BEING ABLE TO CARE FOR MY CHILDREN. THROUGH THIS PROGRAM I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP MY SON AND UNTIL MY HEALTH IS REGAINED THIS PROGRAM IS KEEPING US GOING))
SUPER=07-Betty Ingram-White;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=keeping us going
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than 100 people want to be remembered when the General Assembly debates Governor Allen's budget in March.
There's almost 40 billion dollars there -- and everyone wants a share.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:17:35
IN Q=Being charitable

((RICHARD DIXON: BEING CHARITABLE I'D ALLOW AS TO HOW THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION MADE A LITTLE ERROR IN PUTTING THEIR BUDGET TOGETHER. WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU ALL TO CORRECT THIS ERROR BY ADDING FUNDING FOR MENTAL RETARDATION SERVICES TO THOSE DEPARTMENTS WHERE IT'S APPROPRIATE.))
SUPER=07-Richard Dixon;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=where it's appropriate
(----------------)
VO-NAT


People are also asking legislators to spend money on the arts -- for example, libraries and museums.
(----------------)



E-Special-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


The latest in a series of special elections leaves things status quo in the Virginia statehouse.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Running only against a write-in candidate, suburban Richmond Republican John Watkins easily won a state Senate seat.
Watkins will replace former Senate Republican Leader Joe Benedetti -- who took an agency head job in the new Gilmore administration.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Watkins' House of Delegate's seat -- and no fewer than three other up-for-grabs seats -- now become the battlegrounds for power in Richmond.

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(toss to Kimberly)
Double Boxes=SPA & KMC


Bono


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


Members of Sonny Bono's extended family are gathering in southern California this morning, preparing for the Congressman's funeral.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The 62- year- old pop star turned politician died Monday in a ski accident in Lake Tahoe.
SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;


His body arrived in his adopted home of Palm Springs last night.
SUPER=03-London;


Bono's ex-wife Cher cut short a trip to London yesterday.
She and the former singing duo's daughter Chastity arrived at Bono's home last night.
Bono will be laid to rest Friday.
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S-Jessie


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Jessie


Abuse marred the final days of four- year- old Annie Leftwich's life and allegedly led to her death.
Dickenson County prosecutors are trying to convince a jury the child's stepfather is partially to blame.
Teresa Hamilton reports from the Montgomery County courthouse where the case was moved because of pretrial publicity.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Kenneth
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-Nancy Dickenson/Jessie's Attorney; :08
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday; :15
SUPER=01-Danny Colley/Dickenson Co. Investigator; :49
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:14
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Christiansburg.

(( Kenneth Jessie's attorney says her client should NOT be held responsible-- that he was working the day his stepdaughter died.
(/////SOT/////)

1:56:00
SOT
IN Q=The

((THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HORRIBLE DEATH LIES WITH ELIZABETH, THE MOTHER, AND SHE HAS ACCEPTED THAT RESPONSIBLY.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=responsibility


Elizabeth Jessie, who's already pleaded guilty to child abuse and second degree murder, WAS at home.
Amanda Hale says she remembers Annie shouting loudly in the background during a phone conversation with Elizabeth-- shortly before the child's death.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Elizabeth

((AMANDA HALE/PROSECUTION WITNESS: ELIZABETH SAID THAT SHE SAID AND HAD BEEN SAYING "LET ME OUT OF THIS ROOM, YOU BITCH". ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=you bitch.


Prosecutors believe Annie was tied to her bed, in the utility room she shared with wild squirrels, as punishment for bed wetting.
A Sheriff's investigator remembers hauling the mattress as evidence.
(/////SOT/////)

3:08:31
SOT
IN Q=I had

((DANNY COLLEY/DICKENSON CO. SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR:I HAD TO STOP THREE TIMES DUE TO THE SMELL, ROLL ALL THE WINDOWS DOWN IN THE BLAZER AND THE MATTER WAS DRIPPING WITH URINE, JUST TO VOMIT. ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to vomit.


No one knows exactly at what point or how Annie was killed.
The medical examiner says she may have been gagged.
The numerous bruises that covered her body-- were both fresh and old. TAKE SU
The commonwealth still has a number of witnesses to call- the case is expected to last through the end of the week.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.))

NICHOLS


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


In Denver, jurors will be back today for a third day of deliberations in the penalty phase of Terry Nichols' trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

4:05:53
Yesterday, they submitted two questions that were kept secret.
So far, the panel has spent more than 13 hours deciding Nichols' fate.
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;

4:04:19
Meantime in Sacramento, the judge in the unabomber case has scheduled a new hearing for today.
He's expected to meet behind closed doors with defendant Ted Kaczynski and his lawyers to take up the their lingering dispute.
(----------------)



S-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The trial may not start until next week, but lawyers already squared off in federal court, debating the case of the Abed family.
The defendants are accused of taking part in a criminal enterprise that involved arson, extortion and murder.
Yesterday, the attorneys argued over allegations of prior criminal conduct not included in the indictments.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Any time you have this kind

((TONY ANDERSON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ANY TIME YOU HAVE THIS KIND OF EVIDENCE, WHAT WE GENERALLY CALL CHARACTER EVIDENCE, IT'S REALLY ONLY OFFERED TO PROVE THAT A PERSON ACTED IN CONFORMITY WITH THAT TYPE OF CHARACTER AND THAT'S WHAT THE RULE PROHIBITS.)) ((TOM BONDURANT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: NO, I THINK IT'S JUST GOOD SOLID EVIDENCE AND WE BRING IT UP IN ANY RACKETEERING CASE.))
SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Defense Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Asst. U.S. Attorney; :13
RUNS=:17
OUT Q= any racketeering case.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


The judge promises a ruling before the start of the trial next week.
Attorneys expect to call more than 100 witnesses, and the court has set aside several weeks for the trial.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll cold out of birthdays

(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=today we have
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Wayne Wise/Distinctive Car Care; :23
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :31
SUPER=24-Last Week; :36
RUNS=2:50
OUT Q=staining the painted surface


Steve Live

(toss to Melanie)
Double Boxes=SPA & MEL


5-ATC-Healthcare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-51
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In this morning's health check,
Downsizing and restructuring of the medical industry in Southwest Virginia, is causing a demand for experienced healthcare providers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Now there's a temporary staffing agency that focuses on the medical community.
Around the Clock- A-T-C supplies nurses, assistants, therapists and administrative personnel to all medical facilities 24-hours a day.
Before medical professionals are sent out to clients they have to fill out an application and take qualification tests.
SUPER=04-File Tape;

Stock 13:25:19:12
Clients include nursing homes, hospitals, doctor's offices and clinics-- it does NOT include home health care.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 23:41:30
IN Q=Home health

((JACK SIAR/ATC BRANCH MANAGER:HOME HEALTH HAS IT'S RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE YOU'RE WORKING FROM A DOCTOR'S ORDER, WE WANT OUR EMPLOYEES TO WORK UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A SUPERVISOR IN THE MEDICAL FACILITY, IT KIND OF BOILS DOWN TO OUT LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR EACH EMPLOYEE.))
SUPER=01-Jack Siar/ATC Branch Manager;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=each employee.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A-T-C says it pays competitively by looking in the classifieds to see where Roanoke is lacking in health care professionals.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
(toss to bump)

BUmp Comm

2-State-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Va State Seal


The debate over Virginia's budget moved to Roanoke yesterday, where it brought out touching life stories from people in need.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:01:57
IN Q=I started working

((BETTY INGRAM-WHITE: I STARTED WORKING WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD. I HAVE NEVER BEEN FACED WITH NOT BEING ABLE TO CARE FOR MY CHILDREN. THROUGH THIS PROGRAM I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP MY SON AND UNTIL MY HEALTH IS REGAINED THIS PROGRAM IS KEEPING US GOING))
SUPER=07-Betty Ingram-White;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=keeping us going
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than 100 people want to be remembered when the General Assembly debates Governor Allen's budget in March.
There's almost 40 billion dollars there -- and everyone wants a share.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:17:35
IN Q=Being charitable

((RICHARD DIXON: BEING CHARITABLE I'D ALLOW AS TO HOW THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION MADE A LITTLE ERROR IN PUTTING THEIR BUDGET TOGETHER. WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU ALL TO CORRECT THIS ERROR BY ADDING FUNDING FOR MENTAL RETARDATION SERVICES TO THOSE DEPARTMENTS WHERE IT'S APPROPRIATE.))
SUPER=07-Richard Dixon;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=where it's appropriate
(----------------)
VO-NAT


People are also asking legislators to spend money on the arts -- for example, libraries and museums.
(----------------)



5-McCane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-54
GRAPHIC=McCane


Stalking charges against former Bedford County sheriff's lieutenant John McCane may have been dropped earlier this week, but charges he mis-used public funds were moved forward.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A grand jury handed up the indictment after hearing evidence from a state police investigator.
McCane allegedly misused the sheriff's department money that was being paid to drug informants.
Special prosecutor Joel Branscom says the total amount was less than one thousand dollars.
No trial date has been set.
(----------------)



S-Software-Factory


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=Computers


A South Boston company is helping other companies solve a computer glitch that could cause serious problems in the year 2000.
Eric Earnhart explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-South Boston; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Hill/The Software Factory; :15
SUPER=01-Beverly Lucas/The Software Factory; :29
SUPER=01-Mark Hutcherson/Trainee; :49
SUPER=01-Dave Martin/Software Company Employee; 1:07
RUNS=1:49
OUT Q=EE, News 7


(( It's sometimes called the millenium bug, or Y2K, what it means, simply is, when the calender rolls over to the year 2000, computers which are programmed to recognize dates by the last 2 digits, will think it's the year 1900, and that can cause problems.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:46:47
IN Q=

((JERRY HILL/THE SOFTWARE FACTORY; PEOPLE WILL BE WORKING FOR YOU WHO HAVEN'T BEEN BORN YET, AS FAR AS THE COMPUTER IS CONCERNED... ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=



And there aren't enough people around who know how to fix it...Thats why two entrepreneurs came from Northern Virginia to South Boston, and built The Software Factory.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:59:13
IN Q=

((BEVERLY LUCAS/THE SOFTWARE FACTORY; BECAUSE OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIES MOVING OUT, THERE WAS A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, AND THIS SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT PLACE TO FIND THE POOL OF PEOPLE THAT WE NEEDED. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=



Counting on the high motivation and work ethic of the Southside region, they started a computer boot camp. Training people, some unemployed, some on welfare... if they pass, they get a job.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:11:42
IN Q=

((MARK HUTCHERSON/TRAINEE; WHAT THEY'RE DOING HERE IS GREAT, THEY'RE PROVIDING THE TRAINING FOR THE PEOPLE SO THAT THEY KNOW THAT THEY'RE TRAINED PROPERLY AND IT'S REALLY A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS AREA. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=



It convinced Sheriff's deputy Dave Martin to give up his cuffs for a keyboard.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:38:19
IN Q=

((DAVE MARTIN/SOFTWARE COMPANY EMPLOYEE; A LOT OF PEOPLE, THE MEDIA ESPECIALLY, ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS GETTING BEHIND IN Y2K WORK, SO I THINK ITS GREAT THAT THESE GUYS ARE HERE AND TRYING TO MAKE A DENT IN SOME OF THAT WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=



And there's plenty of it... an estimated 160 billion lines of computer code that needs to fixed, line by tedious line.
Software Factory executives believe the massive workload will eventually lead companies here, to their growing pool of programmers.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:02:02
IN Q=

((BEVERLY LUCAS/VICE PRESIDENT; WE CAN SIT HERE IN SOUTH BOSTON AND DO WORK FOR PEOPLE ON THE WEST COAST, THE EAST COAST, IN EUROPE, WHERE EVER THEY MAY BE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=



Enough they hope, to keep the wheels at the factory turning well beyond 2000.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Teenage-Obesity


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


Local teenagers who are diagnosed as obese can participate in a program that helps them fight the disease that can lead to diabetes if left untreated.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are referred by their family doctors can take part in the "Shapedown" program at the Center for Bariatric Medicine.
The ten- week course teaches habit- forming behaviors on what foods to eat and when, how water helps with weight reduction and how to improve their activity level.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-07:16:21
IN Q=THE GOAL IS

((BONNY LEE/REGISTERED NURSE; THE GOAL OF SHAPEDOWN IS FOR THEM TO TAKE THINGS FROM THIS PROGRAM THAT WILL PERMANENTLY HELP THEM, EVEN AS ADULTS. USE A LOT OF BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. WE STRESS THE SAME THINGS BASICALLY ALL TEN WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Registered Nurse;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=TEN WEEKS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Five participants just completed the center's third class. They lost 50- pounds between them.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-07:04:39
IN Q=I FEEL REALLY GOOD

((MARTIN CLARK/LOST 20 POUNDS; I FEEL REALLY GOOD. MY SELF ESTEEM HAS INCREASED. MY SELF CONFIDENCE HAS INCREASED. I BASICALLY, PRETTY MUCH CAN DO ANYTHING WITHOUT FEELING EMBARRASSED.))
SUPER=01-Martin Clark/Lost 20 Pounds;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FEELING EMBARRASSED.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Graduates of the program get a certificate of achievement and the start to a healthier lifestyle.
(----------------)



4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
Aaron Williams poured in a career-high 20 points and Gary Payton added 18 as Seattle shot down the Charlotte Hornets.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Phoenix/81//Indiana/80////Houston/70/j/Cleveland/100///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/L.A. Lakers/100//Vancouver/87////Boston/79/j/Chicago/90///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Dallas/108//Denver/90///j/Utah/98//Philadelphia/95///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/102//Charlotte/81///j/Sacramento/105//L.A.

Clippers/89///;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0097-/Floyd Co./60/j/Glenvar/67//Bryan Fasnacht 21 points/j/Cave

Spring/82//Franklin Co./42//Ricky Dierker 17 points/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Rocky Gap/61//Galax/45//Adam Akers 19 points/j/Lord

Botetourt/65//Salem/57///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-/Chatham/101/j/Patrick Co./106//School Scoring

Record/j/Northside/43//Christiansburg/39//Charlie Bullen 14 points/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/G.W. Danville/69//Wm. Fleming/51//Charles Stephens 27

points//Chilhowie/61/j/George Wythe/84//Matt Williams 16 points/;
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=....last score."

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