06:00-01






SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER
SUPER=17-Thursday/February 26, 1998
SUPER=15-Melanie/Moon;
SUPER=15-Kimberly/McBroom;
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;



E-McCloskey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Two years ago John William McCloskey died.
His father blames workers at Western State Hospital, charging they violated his son with a broom handle or similar device, causing fatal internal injuries.
Now he's suing the hospital for ten million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta Co.;


Hospital officials deny any wrongdoing--claiming McCloskey was violated by deputies with the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department when they arrested him in December of '94.
The teen was charged with disorderly conduct and exposing himself at a store in Arnold's Valley.
Shortly, afterward a magistrate declared McCloskey mentally ill and ordered him to be sent to Western State Hospital.
Sheriff Day denies his deputies did anything wrong.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13.07.33 - 13.07.59
IN Q=The deputy marked

((ROCKBRIDGE CO. SHERIFF BOB DAY: THE DEPUTY MARKED IN ROUTE FROM THE STORE TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND ARRIVED HERE IN 22 MINUTES WHICH IS NORMAL DRIVING TIME. THE TIME THE DEPUTY ARRIVED UNTIL ABOUT FOUR MINUTES 'TIL THE ARREST WAS MADE. SO, WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT 30 MINUTES THERE TO ARRIVE HERE AND PUT IN A HOLDING CELL. THE MAGISTRATE CAME AND ISSUED WARRANTS AND THEN HE WAS ADMITTED TO JAIL.))
SUPER=01-Bob Day/Rockbridge Co. Sheriff
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=admitted to jail.
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VO-NAT


Carl McCloskey is suing the hospital for ten millions dollars.
A hearing date for the trial has yet to be set.
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Balcony-Collapse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Five people are suing the owner of a Blacksburg apartment complex for one-and-a-quarter million dollars.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 1996;


The five are among 16 people who were injured when a balcony collapsed almost two years at the Terrace View Apartments.
A third-floor balcony fell onto a second-floor balcony, and it then gave way.
An inspection by the town concluded that overcrowding, not structural defects, led to the collapse.
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C'burg-Student


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


A 16- year- old student is charged with possessing a firearm on school property.
This, after police say an investigation Tuesday turned up a semi-automatic

handgun on the student at Christiansburg High School.CA-WX


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


President Clinton is in storm- ravaged California this morning to announce a 20-million dollar Transportation Department grant to rebuild Los Angeles area roads flooded by El- Nino storms.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Laguna Beach, CA;

4:03:42
Meantime, the clean-up continues in places like Laguna Beach which experienced a massive mudslide Tuesday.
SUPER=03-Pacifica, CA;

4:06:21
In Northern California homeowners are learning about life on the edge as their homes sit inches from crashing into the ocean.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;

4:03:33
And in San Diego a huge sinkhole has grown even bigger.
It's now nearly 700 feet long, and has created a traffic nightmare on Interstate 15.
(----------------)


IRAQ


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


U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan today is expected to name a former Sri Lankan ambassador to lead a special team to accompany weapons inspectors in Iraq.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:20;58
Yesterday, secretary of state Madeleine Albright called Annan's deal with Iraq "a real world policy, not a feel good policy."
Albright heads back to Capitol Hill today amid growing skepticism from lawmakers about the deal.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=NONE


Meanwhile, there's a report that Iraq is trying to develop an unmanned aircraft that could be used for a biological weapons attack on targets as far away as Israel.

E-Credit-Unions


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=Banking


Local credit unions aren't too happy with a decision handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That ruling said banks can sue credit unions for opening up their membership to people outside of a common group.
That group is made of people who live or work in the same place, or belong to a similar organization.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:47:42
IN Q=it means

((IT MEANS WE HAVE A WHOLE LOT MORE WORK TO DO. IT MEANS NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED TO, FOR OUR MEMBERS TO CONTINUE CALLING AND WRITING -- AND THEY'VE BEEN WONDERFUL IN DOING SO TO THEIR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN.))
SUPER=01-Donna Harris/FedStar Credit Union;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Congressmen
(------------)
VO-NAT


The ruling was widely seen as a victory for the banking industry.
The Independent Bankers Association of America said:
"The Supreme Court..confirmed that some credit unions have overstepped their bounds."
Banks also urged Congress not to rush to judgment.
Congress is considering a bill that would re-write the law that governs credit unions.
The bill would have the effect of overturning the court ruling.
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S-Bedford-Judge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=98-5
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Some Bedford County lawyers could be moving up the ladder thanks to a legislative deal in the works.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


General District Court judge Jim Updike is now in line to succeed retiring circuit judge William Sweeney later this year.
Updike had served as Bedford County prosecutor for 15 years before ascending to the bench in 19-95.
Bedford attorney Harold Black is expected to take Updike's place on the General District court bench.
The deal was worked out between House Democratic leader Dick Cranwell and Lynchburg senator Steve Newman.
Legislators will vote on the judgeships March 5th.

(------------)1-Sports



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
Liberty burned up the hardwood to make it to tomorrow's semi-finals.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=George Washington.



ANCHOR=Melanie
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#m98-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roll Cold out of Break
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SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Leslie Robinson/4-H;:21
SUPER=13-Melissa Robertson/18 Years Old;1:16
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; 1:23
SUPER=13-Kate Sammons/13 Years Old; 1:53
RUNS=2:51
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns



(tape tosses to stocks)

STOCKS COMMstocks
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SUPER=434-ia/41!/hb/28f/h$/29b/h1e/79b/h&/47';
SUPER=#555;RESET


E-DayCare-Bills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Childcare


Some Roanoke child care providers have issues about two bills approved by the Virginia State Senate which toughen day care regulations.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Tuesday the Senate approved imposing 500-dollar fines on day care centers who endanger children in their care.
Some who provide day care services out of their homes agree with the legislation... at least in part.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=05:26:15/00:39:40
IN Q=THINGS THAT ARE

((THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE HOMES ARE USUALLY BLAMED ON CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, PEOPLE THAT ARE PROVIDING CARE FOR THESE OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN. IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A BIG MESS.)) ((I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE DAY CARE PROVIDERS BEING SET UP BY THE PARENT THAT MAY BE GIVING THEM SOME TROUBLE. OTHERWISE, I FEEL IT'S VERY GOOD BECAUSE EVERYTHING SHOULD BE SAFE IN THE HOME FOR DAY CARE FOR ALL CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Cox/Barbara's Child Care; :00
SUPER=01-Jacqueline Brown/Brown Family Day Care Home; :12
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=ALL CHILDREN
(------------)
VO-NAT

The Senate also approved a bill requiring licensed day care providers to personally spend at least three-quarters of their time taking care of the children, rather than hiring someone else to do it.
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E-Black-Farmers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=98-1
GRAPHIC=Farming


Planting season is less than a month away and black farmers say they aren't getting federal loans.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


The National Black Farmers Association protested in front of the Farm Service Agency -- saying their loans are always rejected.
They say the Farm Service Agency discriminates against black farmers -- and small farms.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:49:42
IN Q=I don't ask

((DOUG WITCHER/FARMER: I DON'T ASK ... ANSWERING UP.))
SUPER=01-Doug Witcher/Farmer;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=answering up
(------------)
VO-NAT


None of these farmers applied for loans this year -- saying it was too much paperwork for nothing.
But by the end of the rally, many made appointments with loan officers -- who say there's still more than two million dollars available.
Don Davis of the Farm Service Agency says he cannot refute the farmers' claims of racism -- but he would be happy to talk to each farmer one-on-one.
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S-Women's-Caucus


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-4
GRAPHIC=Session 98


There's NO denying it.
Virginia's General Assembly has taken a turn on the issues of abortion, schools, child care, divorce law -- what used to be the battlegrounds of the Women's Legislative Caucus.
But is it an anti-woman turn?
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I want to say
SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :12
SUPER=01-Sandra Duckworth/Virginia Women's Network; :25
SUPER=@ellen2; :35
SUPER=01-Robin DeJarnette/Family Foundation; :48
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.

((
SOT 01:02:50 TAPE ONE

((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: I WANT TO SAY WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE NOT FIRST IN VIRGINIA. THEY ARE LAST.))
RUNS=:05


On the Virginia Women's Network version of the Titanic, the good ole boys are off in the lifeboats, and the women and children are going down with the ship.
But how can that be happening with their strongest numbers ever: 15 women in the House, including Lynchburg's Kathy Byron, and seven in the Senate.
The allegedly non-partisan Women's Network blames the Republican takeover.
SOT TAPE TWO 01:22:27

((SANDRA DUCKWORTH/VA. WOMEN'S NETWORK: EVEN BEFORE WE HAD THIS MANY REPUBLICANS ELECTED, I THINK WE WERE BEGINNING TO SEE THE EROSION OF SUPPORT FOR WOMEN, AND CHILDREN, AND FAMILIES.))
RUNS=:10


But wait a minute, almost half the women in the House are Republicans themselves.
And boy are the women at the conservative Family Foundation glad to see them.
SOT tape 3 02:45:51

((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: VERY MUCH SO. I FEEL LIKE WOMEN HAVE MADE SO MUCH PROGRESS OVER THE YEARS... FROM THE STATE.))
RUNS=:38


So finally in Virginia's General Assembly -- women's issues depend on the woman.

Ellen QUalls, News 7.))S-Thurber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-100
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Four men are vying for a spot on Lynchburg's city council and now a woman has added her name to the list.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Jane Thurber announced yesterday she'll seek one of the three at- large seats up for grabs in May.
Thurber says she wants to take on corruption and partisanship in city government.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:32:04
IN Q=I've felt that

((JANE THURBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I'VE FELT THAT WHEN PEOPLE GOT MAD ENOUGH, I WOULD WIN. AND I HOPE AND WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT BY NOW, MAYBE, THEY'RE MAD ENOUGH.))
SUPER=01-Jane Thurber/Lynchburg Council Candidate
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=they're mad enough.
(------------)
VO-NAT


Lynchburg Republicans will nominate their candidates Saturday.
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2-Scores


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


In sports,
Charlotte has ended a 3-and-3 road trip with a win over the Detroit Pistons
And Bo Outlaw registered a career-high 29 points in Orlando's fifth straight win over hapless Dallas.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Boston/111//Sacramento/94///j/Orlando/100//Dallas/79///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Charlotte/98//Detroit/88///j/Cleveland/106//Vancouver/101///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/LA Lakers/96//Indiana/89///j/Portland/106//Chicago/101///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/112//Denver/88///j/LA Clippers/117//Philadelphia/108///;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=......last score."

(-------------)CAlif-WX



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


President Clinton is in San Francisco this morning where he will announce federal help following California's devastating El- Nino storms.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Laguna Beach, CA;

4:03:42
Places like Laguna Beach are drying out and cleaning up from the deadly storms.
SUPER=03-Pacifica, CA ;

4:06:21
Meantime, farther north up the coast homeowners are learning about life on the edge as their homes sit inches from crashing into the ocean.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;

4:03:33
And in San Diego a huge sinkhole continues to grow and is now 700 feet long.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;

4:25:48
Utah residents are now seeing the effects of the El Nino weather system.
The third largest one day snowstorm in the city's history dumped more than two feet of snow.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPEfl-wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Osceola Co., FL;


President Clinton is also pledging federal help for Florida.
Yesterday he flew over areas devastated by tornadoes and met with shaken residents.
Mr. Clinton declared 34 counties disasters areas.
Monday's storms killed at least 38 people, four are still missing.
(----------------)


Childcare-Providers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=childcare


Virginia's State Senate has passed a pair of day care regulation bills that some local providers agree with, at least in part.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


One law requires licensed home day care providers to spend at least 75 percent of their time caring for children instead of hiring someone else.
Jacqueline Brown has held a day care service for the past 25- years. She is one of several Roanoke Valley day care providers who think it's a good measure.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=00:41:57
IN Q=YOU SHOULD

((YOU SHOULD. YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BABIES. MY DAY CARE CHILDREN ARE LIKE MY CHILDREN. AND I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Jacqueline Brown/Brown Family Day Care Home;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WITH THEM
(------------)
VO-NAT


Another bill levying a 500- dollar fine against day care licensees who endanger children in their care doesn't go over as well.
Brown fears that leaves the door open for some child care givers to be falsely accused.
SOT=00:40:48
IN Q=THAT'S SOMETHING

((THAT'S SOMETHING I CAME ACROSS YEARS AGO. THE CHILD CAME IN THE HOME WITH BRUISES. AND THEY ACCUSED THE DAY CARE PROVIDER OF DOING SOMETHING TO THE CHILD, WHICH THE PARENT HAD DONE. I FEEL THAT IS SO UNFAIR.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=SO UNFAIR
(------------)
VO-NAT


Some feel there should be a checks and balances system in place to protect day care providers from being falsely charged.

(------------)GRAMMYS



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Grammy awards


Some bright notes in New York City.. where the music world gathered for the fortieth annual Grammy awards.
You might say it was a Dylan-and-Dylan night, as Folk legend Boy Dylan and his son Jakob together received five awards.
Jonathan Elias has highlights of what turned out to be a very unsual award ceremony.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NARAS-CBS;
SUPER=01-Shawn Colvin/Song of the Year Winner;
SUPER=07-R. Kelly;
SUPER=07-Chris Rock;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Elias/Reporting;SU
RUNS=1:57
OUT Q=CBS News.

((It wasn't your typical awards show... there were a few surpirses... Vanessa Williams also became a part of the stage.
The when Song Of The Year winner Shawn Colvin was on her way to accept her award, she found rapper O-B-D taking over the mike.

SOT: OBD then Shawn Colvin


But she wouldn't be for long... because she also won Record Of The Year.

SOT: Shawn Colvin


NATS: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan, during his performance, had a half naked man join him on stage, on his chest painted something like "soy bomb". At this point the wonder was sher was security. This didn't spoil Dylans night... he won Album Of The Year for Time Out Of Mind. In fact, between him and his son Jacob, they won five grammys.
Other winners include Best Pop Album... James Taylor, Best New Artist... Paula Cole, Best Male Country Performer... Vince Gill, and back stage in a more relaxed atmosphere, some of the winners stopped to share their thoughts.

SOT: R. Kelly



SOT: Chris Rock


JONATHAN ELIAS STAND UP CLOSE))

3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
It was a hard fight, but in the end the Hokies fell to the Colonials.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=Thursday everybody.



ANCHOR=Melanie
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
SUPER=67-6/6/7/0/1/9/9/1/3/6/12/28/4/12/15/23/25/27;



SUPER=#555; RESET


Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#m98-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Meredith Coury/10 Years Old;:18
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :25
SUPER=13-Nathalie Fassie/15 Years Old;1:06
SUPER=13-Michael Hochkeppel/9 Years Old;1:50
RUNS=2:29
OUT Q=you might say that
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take fullscreen-8701 Melanie's mic hot
The four-H talent competition is at 7 Friday night at Virginia Western Community College.
Admission is free.
For information call 772-7524.

(---------------------)5-Eclipse



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=598-1
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check,


In this morning's health check,
SS=eye care


A partial eclipse will cover about a quarter of the sun in Southwest Virginia this afternoon and while looking at it can be a spectacular sight, it can also be a dangerous one.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg


There are safe and unsafe methods for watching a solar eclipse.
Doctors say the only safe methods of looking at the sun directly are through special mylar filter glasses or number-14 welders goggles.
Any other way will cause irreversible damage to the eyes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:15:16
IN Q=If you stare

((DR. SCOTT MANN/OPTOMETRIST:IF YOU STARE AT THE SUN DIRECTLY FOR A PROLONGS PERIOD OF TIME YOU GET A BURN TO THE RETNA WHICH IS THE DELICATE INNER LINING AT THE BACK OF THE EYE AND THAT CAN RESULT IN A PERMANENT LOSS OF CENTRAL VISION. THE SCARY PART IS IT'S PAINLESS AND IT DOESN'T IMMEDIATELY HAPPEN SO SOMETIMES IT TAKES A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE RESULTS OF THE BURN ARE EVIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Scott Mann/Optometrist;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=are evident.
(------------)
VO-NAT


Doctor Mann says looking at the sun through C-D's, layers of film, or stacking sun glasses together will not protect the eyes.
But you can also try indirect techniques like making a shadow box by cutting a hole in one end, taping a piece of paper over it, and putting a pinhole in it, which makes a lens.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:18:35
IN Q=If you're careful

((DR. SCOTT MANN/OPTOMETRIST:IF YOU'RE CAREFUL YOU CAN TAKE BINOCULARS AND NEVER USE THEM DIRECTLY, BUT YOU CAN AIM THEM AT THE SUN AND FOCUS THEM BACK ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE TWO ECLIPSES.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=see two eclipses.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Special mylar filtered glasses are available at the Science Museum in downtown Roanoke.
The partial eclipse is expected to start about 12:15 in our area and peak at about 1:08.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP

COMMS-McCloskey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Negligence is the reason one father gives for his son's death.
That's why John William McCloskey's father is suing the Western State Hospital.
Someone violated John McCloskey with a broom handle or something like that... killing him two years ago.
(------------)
VO-NAT


The 18- year- old was arrested for exposing himself at a store in Arnold's Valley. A Rockbridge County magistrate found McCloskey to be mentally ill, and he was committed to Western State.
SUPER=03-Augusta Co.


Hospital officials deny any wrongdoing and maintain that McCloskey was abused before arriving at the institution, by Rockbridge County Sheriff's Deputies.
Sheriff Roy Day insists Mccloskey wasn't in custody long enough for the abuse to occur.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT13.08.14 - 13.08.35
IN Q=I personally went

((ROCKBRIDGE CO. SHERIFF BOB DAY: I PERSONALLY WENT TO THE DEPUTY'S CAR AND HELPED CARRY MR. MCCLOSKEY FROM THE PATROL CAR TO THE HOLDING CELL. HE WAS HANDCUFFED AND HIS LEGS WERE SHACKLED BUT I DIDN'T OBSERVE ANY INJURIES. THERE'S NO TIME FRAME THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Bob Day/Rockbridge Co. Sheriff
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=could have happened.
(------------)
VO-NAT


Western State Hospital Director Lynnwood Harding, Doctor Tim Kane and two other hospital employees are named in the lawsuit. McCloskey's father is seeking a total of ten million dollars in damages.
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2-Balcony-Collapse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The owner of a Blacksburg apartment complex could have to shell out one-and-a-quarter million dollars.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 1996;


Five of 16 people who were injured when a balcony collapsed almost two years at the Terrace View Apartments are suing.
A third-floor balcony fell onto a second-floor balcony, and it then gave way.
An inspection by the town concluded that overcrowding, not structural defects, led to the collapse.
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LYONS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The leader of the nation's largest black religious organization is facing racketeering and theft charges.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;

4:17:31
The reverend Henry Lyons was freed on bail yesterday after a court hearing in Florida.
Lyons is charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to re-build burned churches in the south as well as giving church money to his wife and secretary.
(----------------)


E-Abed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=Abbott


It looks as though a verdict in the Abed trial could be days or even weeks away.
The jury foreman yesterday predicted it may take ten working days to render a decision in the racketeering and arson case in federal court.
The judge has another trial in Charlottesville next week, but the foreman in this case told him he'd be "very safe" going to

Charlottesville.5-Credit-Unions


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


Local credit unions are reacting to a decision by the U-S Supreme Court.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The court voted 5-to-4, saying credit unions can not serve more than one membership group.
A membership group is made up of people who have something in common -- like where they work or go to church.
The president of a local credit union said yesterday's high-court ruling could make it harder for people to join credit unions in the future.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:48:46
IN Q=as future

((DONNA HARRIS/FESTAR CREDIT UNION: AS FUTURE GENERATIONS COME, THOSE PERSONS WOULD NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIP AND THIS IS GOING TO HURT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.))
SUPER=01-Donna Harris/FedStar Credit Union;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=millions of americans
(------------)
VO-NAT


The banking industry was quick to applaud yesterday's ruling. pre pro
On its website, the Independent Bankers Association of America said:
"The Supreme Court.. confirmed that some credit unions have overstepped their bounds."
Bankers also urged Congress NOT to rush to judgment.
Congress is considering a bill that would re-write the law that established credit unions.
That bill would, in effect, overrule the decision by the court.
(------------)


5-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#598-6
GRAPHIC=education


The Commonwealth made a deal with the nation's largest producer of hardware to connect computers to the Internet and to company networks.
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Cisco Systems of California is donating about one million dollars of computer equipment to Virginia.
Cisco will then get to run networking academies in all 350 public high schools in the state, and teach faculty for those academies in all 27 state community colleges.
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((ROBERT MORGRIDGE/CISCO SYSTEMS: AS I TRAVEL AROUND AND CALL ON OUR CUSTOMERS, THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THEY HAVE IS QUALIFIED PEOPLE. AND THERE'S NO QUESTION IN OUR MINDS THAT WE'LL SELL A LOT MORE EQUIPMENT TO A LOT MORE FOLKS IF WE CAN HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN CAPITAL THAT IS TECHNICALLY TRAINED. THAT KNOWS HOW TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN, AND USE THIS EQUIPMENT. SO IT'S SELF-SERVING. I DON'T DENY THAT.))
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It's projected that Virginia will have 100-thousand un-filled high tech jobs in the next three to five years.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lba
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In sports,
Shaquille O'Neal was one of three Los Angeles Lakers to score at least 20 points in a triumph at Indiana
And Alan Henderson was red-hot while scoring 22 points in Atlanta's laugher over Denver.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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