06:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

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VO-NAT


In a town where cattle is king, the queen of talk defeated Texas cattlemen in a battle over freedom of speech.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie


And the House of Delegates has voted to take money from Governor Gilmore's car tax cut.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Friday is getting off to a rather cloudy start, with some light showers.
We'll get a break from the rain and see a bit more sun today.
A preview of the weekend's weather, coming up. 2-shot
ANCHOR=MelanieOpen




SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER
SUPER=17-Friday/February 27, 1998
SUPER=15-Melanie/Moon;
SUPER=15-Kimberly/McBroom;
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;



E-XGR-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=Session 98


A bill dubbed "the blob" is being true to its nickname and eating away at Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax plan.
(-------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Fifty Democrats, 12 Republicans, and one Independent in the House of Delegates voted for it.
The bill is called the blob because it calls for an unspecified degree of a car tax cut AND a food tax cut -- plus it provides historic state money for school construction.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:42:39
IN Q=It's been

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: IT'S BEEN REFERRED TO AFFECTIONATELY AS BLOB, OR BLOB II, OR SON OF BLOB, OR I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE CURRENT NAME IS. BUT I'M GONNA ASK THAT YOU REJECT THIS AMENDMENT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=amendment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


So the blob takes cuts to Gilmore's plan even further than the Senate.
But it allows Democrats to say they voted for car tax relief, and Republicans like Allen Dudley and Tommy Baker to say they also voted for food tax relief.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:25:33
IN Q=We've said

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE'VE SAID ALL ALONG WE WERE IN FAVOR OF GENERAL, EQUITABLE TAX RELIEF. AND WE VOTED THAT WAY WHEN WE VOTED FOR THIS AMENDMENT.))
SOT 11:53:14

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND FIGURE OUT A NEW STRATEGY. WE'VE LOST THIS ROUND, BUT IT WAS VERY, VERY CLOSE AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE THIS BILL COME BACK.))
SUPER=@Jackson; :00
SUPER=@Griffith; :08
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=come back.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


There was NO comment from the Governor's office last night.
He can still push for his car tax bill to be revived.

(------0----------)Kevorkian



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


A 21- year- old university student has become the youngest person known to have committed suicide with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, according to Kevorkian's attorney.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Southfield, MI;


Roosevelt Dawson -- paralyzed and unable to breathe on this own -- committed suicide in Michigan last night.
Dawson had been unable to use his arms and legs and needed a ventilator to breathe since a viral infection attacked his spinal cord more than a year ago.
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OPRAH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to head home today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amarillo, TX;


She returns to Chicago victorious after winning her court battle against Texas cattlemen yesterday.
The jury rejected their claims that a 19-96 Winfrey show on mad-cow disease was responsible for a drop in cattle prices.
A losing attorney says the jury was swayed by Winfrey's star power.
He says he'll appeal.
(----------------)


E-Soering


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Attorneys for Jens Soering argued before the state supreme court yesterday.
They say prosecutors withheld evidence important to his defense.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/October 1996;


Soering was convicted of murdering Derek and Nancy Haysom, the parents of his girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom.
But his attorney says prosecutors failed to reveal that two men who were stopped by police within a week of the murders, later committed a brutal killing in Roanoke.
SOT
IN Q=These individuals proved

((GAIL STARLING MARSHALL/SOERING'S LAWYER: THESE INDIVIDUALS PROVED BY THEIR STABBING OF ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL 26 TIMES, THEY'RE CAPABLE OF HAND TO HAND COMBAT AND OF DESTROYING ANOTHER LIFE IN SUCH A FRENZIED WAY, IN A VERY SIMILAR WAY IN WHICH MR. AND MRS. HAYSOM WERE SO BRUTALLY ATTACKED.)) ((JOHN MCLEES/ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE BES THING THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THEM FROM SOERING'S STANDPOINT IS THAT ON AN EVENING BETWEEN FOUR AND SIX DAYS AFTER THE HAYSOM MURDERS THEY WERE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME COUNTY THAT THE MURDERS OCCURRED.))
SUPER=01-Gail Starling Marshall/Soering's Lawyer; :00
SUPER=01-John McLees/Assistant Attorney General; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=that the murders occurred.
(------------)
VO-NAT


The Justices also heard from attorneys representing Ben Lilly. He was sentenced to death for the 19-95 murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis.
(-----------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


His lawyers argued there were errors during the trial. Among them a claim

that certain jurors should have been disqualified.E-McCloskey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


A father suing Western State Hospital for ten million dollars over his son's death is speaking out.
Stacey Martin spoke with Carl and Rebecca McCloskey.
(////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The tattooed-cross
SUPER=03-Augusta Co.; :06
SUPER=07-Rebecca McCloskey; :15
SUPER=07-Carl McCloskey; :42
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=News 7

((((The tattooed-cross bears his son's name--the son Carl McCloskey says he lost after someone violated him here at Western State Hospital.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06.07.24 - 06.07.33
IN Q=I see him

((REBECCA MCCLOSKEY: I SEE HIM EVERYDAY CRYING IN THE HOSPITAL BED. MOM, WHO DO THIS TO ME? WHO HURT ME?))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=who hurt me?


McCloskey said his son had mental problems beginning at age 16 when the teenager would take a shower fully clothed and became bad tempered.
The problems ended with a 14-month stay at Western State Hospital beginning December 15th where his father alleges someone shoved a broom handle up his son's rectum then tried to cover up the incident.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06.03.57 - 06.04.18
IN Q=Tell me why

((CARL MCCLOSKEY: TELL ME WHY DO YOU BLAME THE HOSPITAL? BECAUSE OF THE TIME FRAME THAT HE WAS OVER THERE AND FROM WHAT THE DOCTOR'S SAID ABOUT AN INJURY LIKE THIS YOU WOULD HAVE SEVERE PAIN WITHIN 20 TO 74 HOURS I THINK. WHEN HE WAS ADMITTED HE WAS GIVEN A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH PHYSICALLY.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=of health physically.


John was eventually transferred to the University of Virginia Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and seven operations to seal a hole in his colon.
He died February 26, 1996. A medical examiner's report later ruled his death a homicide.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The FBI

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE F-B-I AND STATE POLICE ARE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE THE CASE. MEANWHILE, LYNNWOOD HARDING, DIRECTOR AT WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL REFUSED TO COMMENT ON THE LAWSUIT OTHER THAN TO DENY CLAIMS THAT THE HOSPITAL STAFF DID ANYTHING WRONG. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
RUNS=
OUT Q=SM, News 7.

))

1-Sports


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


In sports,
Some local teams want to make their presence known throughout the state.
Steve Mason has more from the Lynchburg.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=you then.



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
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Noelle Vietor/Hollins Junior; :22
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :43
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns



(tape tosses to stocks)



SUPER=#555;RESET


E-Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=chu
TAPE#98-11
GRAPHIC=farming


Pittsylvania County is changing its farming regulations, but some worry it won't be enough to keep industrial hog farms out.
Christy Hubley has the story from last night's special meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This rare special meeting
SUPER=03-Chatham;:00
SUPER=01-Lindy Hammock/Dairy Farmer;:38
SUPER=01-George Haley/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor;:42
SUPER=01-Karen Maute/Concerned Resident;1:02
SUPER=@Christy2;1:15
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Christy Hubley, News7, Pittsylvania County.

(( This rare special meeting of the Pittsylvania County supervisors drew quite a crowd.
But no one in the audience was allowed to speak on the livestock ordinance.
This meeting was all about the board voting to accept or reject the latest set of changes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT nats 10:24:17-:23
IN Q=All in favor
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=seven to zero.


The revisions passed unanimously.
In short, they state the more animals a farmer has, the more land he must have to raise them, and the farther away they must be from neighboring properties.
Farmers like Lindy Hammock want to put this ordinance issue to rest and get back to farming.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:29:56-:59 quick!
IN Q=We need to

((LINDY HAMMOCK/DAIRY FARMER: WE NEED TO BE AT HOME AND WORK INSTEAD OF AT THESE MEETINGS.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=at these meetings.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 09:34:03-:11
IN Q=Everybody's not going

((GEORGE HALEY/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR: EVERYBODY'S NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING. BUT LET'S GET SOMETHING BEHIND US SO THAT THEY CAN GO ON ENJOY RUNNING THEIR BUSINESSES AS THEY ARE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=as they are.


For some, the changes don't go far enough.
They say large hog farms need to be much farther away from neighboring properties or there will be serious environmental problems.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:37:54-38:05
IN Q= Then you have the possibility

((KAREN MAUTE/CONCERNED RESIDENT: THEN YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY AND POTENTIAL OF HAVING A LAGOON THAT'S FULL OF PIG MANURE AND URINE WITHIN 300 FEET OF SOMEBODY'S HOUSE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=feet of somebody's house.


The livestock ordinance now goes to the county's Planning Commission for review.
After that, a public hearing which is set for March 17th.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))

E-Weeks


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=98-9
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A jury sentenced a Roanoke man to life in prison after finding him guilty of murder.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 20


29- year- old Troy Weeks was convicted of killing 39- year- old Lenwood Alston in Alston's apartment on Day Avenue last September.
Alston was found dead, lying in a pool of blood in the hallway.
A fingerprint matching the defendant's was found in the building. The reason Weeks killed Alston is unclear.

(------------)E-Frith



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=98-5
GRAPHIC=Frith


A government move intended to snare drug traffickers set one of their suspects free.
The government held the indictment of Javier Cruz under seal for six years.
The case took so long to get to trial... a judge threw out the charges against co-defendant Earl Frith.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The 63- year- old realtor had been charged with laundering cash from Cruz's cocaine- importation and distribution enterprise.
Cruz and his boss were released on bond soon after their arrest in 1991, but Frith says he didn't even know he'd been indicted until last year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:07:45
IN Q=I'm afraid they're...
SUPER=01-Earl Frith/Auctioneer
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...1997.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Frith


Judge James Turk urged the government to appeal his ruling... and said he has no sympathy for Frith because he's convinced Frith lied when he denied

structuring cash deposits to hide Cruz's drug money.2-Scores


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


In local sports,
It was a win and a loss for Cave Spring.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0099-/Fleming/37/j/Cave Spring/45///j/Garfield/44//Stafford/25///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-/Laurel Park/61/j/Graham/70////Cave Spring/55/j/Danville/65///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-/Bland/53/j/Glenvar/68///j/John Battle/70//Parry MCluer/63///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Golden State/87/j/Washington/110////Milwaukee/90/j/New

York/102///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Va. Tech/67//St. Joe's/62//Women//Ferrum/54/j/G-boro/63//Women/;
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=......last score."

(-------------)Two-Steve



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#mr-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're looking for some local theater--the showtimers take to the stage with "My Three Angels".
Anna Wentworth has a review.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"My Three Angels";:07-hot change to:
SUPER=18-Showtimers;
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=on McVitty road.

(("My Three Angles" is a quirky, disarming play and the Showtimers have a wonderful time with it.
In a penal colony on French Guiana, Felix Ducotel and his wife Emilie
(Michael Galvin and Laura McFadyen) are in danger of losing their business.

Three convicts working on their roof hear their plight and interfere. Norm Ferguson, Dale Johnson and Tim Craft are a wonderful ensemble as the three convicts who use their disreputable skills to help Felix save his shop and try to bring together the lovely Marie Louise (Caitlin Swain) with the man she thinks she loves. "My Three Angles" is directed by Gene Galvin and continues through March first at the Showtimers studio on McVitty road.))

IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


The U-N Security Council meets again today to decide on what to do if Iraq violates its latest promise, but a final decision isn't expected until next week.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


That means U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan's upcoming trip to Washington is now on hold.
He was scheduled to meet with President Clinton and senior officials Monday.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


U-N Weapons inspectors are back on the job in baghdad today.
The Iraqi's blame the recent standoff on what they call an "arrogant attitude" of some inspectors.
(----------------)


CLINTON


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


President Clinton is denouncing Senate Republican leaders for killing campaign finance reform.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday supporters of the measure to ban "soft-money" donations, were no match for Republican opponents in the Senate, they claimed it violated free speech.
President Clinton has vowed to help backers bring the measure up again.
SUPER=03-Park City, UT;


The President and first family are in Utah for the weekend.
The family will celebrate Chelsea's 18th birthday today.
(----------------)



5-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=597-54
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly


Virginia's Supreme Court heard from lawyers representing convicted murderer Ben Lilly.
They say he didn't receive a fair trial.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/October 1996;


Lilly was sentenced to death for the 1995 robbery and murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis.
But yesterday in the Supreme Court, Lilly's lawyers alleged errors during the trial, including concerns about jurors who they say should have been disqualified.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:06:19
IN Q=I asked him

((CHRIS TUCK/LILLY'S LAWYER: I ASKED HIM, I SAID NOW MR. SCHWAB TOLD YOU THAT EVERY WITNESS COMES IN HERE WITH A CLEAN SLATE AND HE UNDERSTOOD THAT. AND I SAID, NOW BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. WOULD YOU BELIEVE CHIEF WHITSETT BECAUSE YOU KNOW HIM A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE AND HE SAID YES, YOU KNOW I BELIEVE I WOULD, AND THAT'S WRONG.))
SUPER=01-Chris Tuck/Lilly's Lawyer
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=That's wrong
(------------)
VO-NAT


The justices of the Supreme Court also heard from an attorney hoping to overturn the murder conviction of Jens Soering.
Gail Starling Marshall says prosecutors withheld important evidence from the defense.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


She says they failed to reveal that two men stopped by Bedford Police within a week of the Haysom murders, later committed a brutal murder in Roanoke.

E-L'Burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=Education


Last month former E-C Glass football coach Bo Henson spoke out about being forced off the team, saying he was told he had too many black players.
School officials are responding to the controversy sparked by his claims.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A committee of
SUPER=01-Julius Sigler/School Board Chairman; : 22
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :33
SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/City Council Member; :44
SUPER=@ssm1; :55
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( A committee of concerned citizens sent a list of 19 questions to school administrators, wanting to know the racial makeup of the city's school populations, their sports teams and their faculty.
The school system responded with a thick stack of documents which administrators say held "no" real surprises.
They're hoping residents will look past Coach Henson's remarks to see the big picture.
SOT 7:15:43
IN Q=The concern is

((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE CONCERN IS NOT THAT THERE ARE CHARGES OF RACISM, BUT THERE IS THE POTENTIAL WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS TO UNDO WHAT A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=over the years.


It will take a while for the citizens' committee to digest all the facts and figures.
Councilman Carl Hutcherson says the important thing is the lines of communication are now open.
SOT: 2:46:34
IN Q=I think that

((CARL HUTCHERSON/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: IN ANY SYSTEM AS LARGE AS OURS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME PROBLEMS, CERTAINLY. I WOULDN'T THINK THEY WOULD BE OVERT OR SO GLARING THAT THEY CAN'T BE OVERCOME.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=can't be overcome.
(/////SOT/////)

Standup
IN Q=School officials

((School officials say if there are disparities in those numbers, the reasons are more socio- economic than they are racial. They add that compiling the data has helped them identify potential problems, and get started on some solutions. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
RUNS=:14

OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))Bedford-Courthouse



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal scales


Accessibility was the issue at stake.
A federal judge says the 68- year- old Bedford County courthouse must be made accessible to the handicapped.
The order resolves a suit filed last summer by Linda Wohlford, who uses a wheelchair.
The county has planned since 1994 to renovate and expand the building, but rising costs delayed the work.

3-Sports


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


In sports,
Some high school teams battled it out on the Hill City hardwood.
Steve Mason has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Alright folks
RUNS=2:10
OUT Q=great day.



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

Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4
SUPER=69-3/9/3/6/0/0/6;


ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=this morning we are
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Celia Sweeney; :26
RUNS=3:03
OUT Q=never give it up

take fullscreen-8702 Melanie's mic hot
Admission to the I-H-S-A Horse Show at Hollins College is free and it starts at 10am.
You can call 362-6451 for information.
(----------------)


Eating-Disorder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=net (edit of 598-3 & 98-4)
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In this morning's health Check,
SS=Eating Disorder


Statistics show 80-percent of ten year old girls have dieted, underscoring America's obsession with thinness.
(---------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Eating disorders affect both the body and mind.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:10:20
IN Q=They feel

((LEE ACREE/NUTRITIONIST:THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE TOTALLY ALONE AND WITH A GROUP AT LEAST IT HELPS THEM REALIZE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO LIVE ALONE AND THAT THERE ARE STEPS TO GET OUT OF THIS.))
SUPER=01-Lee Acree/Nutritionist;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=out of this.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Lee Acree is a nutritionist at the Roanoke City Health Department who helps others through support groups and her knowledge not only of how damaging the disease can be from first hand experience.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:10:59
IN Q=Sharing my

((LEE ACREE/NUTRITIONIST:SHARING MY OWN EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THE BEST TOOL THAT I HAVE USED TO GET TO FOLKS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT STRANGE, YOU'RE NOT WEIRD YOU JUST HAVE A COPING MECHANISM THAT'S NOT WORKING FOR YOU.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=for you
(----------------)
VO-NAT


For a (Bull-e-mic) bulimic, a typical meal consists of thousands of calories followed by purging, while for someone with anorexia, an entire's day's meal could be a piece of fruit.
Hollins College held screenings last night to educate the public about the diseases.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP

COMM2-E-XGR-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Much like the movie, a bill legislators call "the blob" ate away a little bit more at Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax plan.
(-------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Fifty Democrats, 12 Republicans, and one Independent in the House of Delegates voted for it.
The bill is called the blob because it calls for an unspecified degree of a car tax cut AND a food tax cut -- plus it provides historic state money for school construction.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:42:39
IN Q=It's been

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: IT'S BEEN REFERRED TO AFFECTIONATELY AS BLOB, OR BLOB II, OR SON OF BLOB, OR I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE CURRENT NAME IS. BUT I'M GONNA ASK THAT YOU REJECT THIS AMENDMENT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=amendment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


So the blob takes cuts to Gilmore's plan even further than the Senate.
But it allows Democrats to say they voted for car tax relief, and Republicans like Allen Dudley and Tommy Baker to say they also voted for food tax relief.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:25:33
IN Q=We've said

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE'VE SAID ALL ALONG WE WERE IN FAVOR OF GENERAL, EQUITABLE TAX RELIEF. AND WE VOTED THAT WAY WHEN WE VOTED FOR THIS AMENDMENT.))
SOT 11:53:14

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND FIGURE OUT A NEW STRATEGY. WE'VE LOST THIS ROUND, BUT IT WAS VERY, VERY CLOSE AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE THIS BILL COME BACK.))
SUPER=@Jackson; :00
SUPER=@Griffith; :08
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=come back.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


There was NO comment from the Governor's office last night.
He can still push for his car tax bill to be revived.

(------0----------)Hog-Farm



ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=chu
TAPE#net (edit of 98-11)
GRAPHIC=farming


The special meeting of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors drew a crowd last night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


The revisions passed last night basically state the more animals a farmer has, the more land he must have to raise them, and the farther away they must be from neighboring properties.
Some say the changes don't go far enough.
They say large hog farms need to be much farther away from neighboring properties or there will be serious environmental problems.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:37:54-38:05
IN Q= Then you have the possibility

((KAREN MAUTE/CONCERNED RESIDENT: THEN YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY AND POTENTIAL OF HAVING A LAGOON THAT'S FULL OF PIG MANURE AND URINE WITHIN 300 FEET OF SOMEBODY'S HOUSE.))
SUPER=01-Karen Maute/Concerned Resident;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=feet of somebody's house.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The livestock ordinance now goes to the county's Planning Commission for review.
(----------------)


VT-Engineers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Va tech


An invention out of Blacksburg could end up helping U-S soldiers in the middle east.
Two Virginia Tech engineers have developed a fiber-optic sensing device that detects trace amounts of chemicals in a few seconds.
The device can be used by the military to detect poisonous biological agents in combat situations.
The research prototype still needs to be modified for field use.
During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, many chemicals went undetected, mostly because of limited technology.

E-Robbery-Victim


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


Investigators have revived their case against a Christiansburg man accused of robbing an elderly woman at knife point.
Charges against Jeremy Wayne Akers were refiled after investigators learned the alleged victim is alive and well-- after all.
Last week-- prosecutors dropped the case because they thought 88- year- old Willie Battle was dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Shawsville;


Battle was robbed at this Shawsville laundromat, last fall.
Sheriff Doug Marrs says a court clerk was the one who mistakenly told one of his deputies and the commonwealth attorney Battle was dead.
But he says-- the clerk can not remember who relayed the misinformation to her.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I GUESS IT JUST SHOWS THAT WE HAVE HUMAN ERRORS THAT OCCUR, IT'S SAD. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=it's sad.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=


Marrs says the whole situation could have been avoided had Battle appeared in court last week for a scheduled hearing.

E-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jha
TAPE#=97-100
GRAPHIC=NONE


Salem's minor league baseball team wants student to hit a homerun with reading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Avalanche staff is visiting schools where members pitch the Reading Challenge program to kids.
The program stresses the importance of reading and staying in school.
The Avalanche and team mascot, Mugsy, acted out the classic baseball play "Casey at the Bat" to show the youngsters the rewards of reading.
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13:27:38
IN Q=And basically

((TRACY BESKID/SALEM AVALANCHE STAFF: AND BASICALLY WHAT THE CHALLENGE IS IS THAT IF THEY READ 10 BOOKS AND RECORD THEM ON A BOOKMARK THAT WE SUPPLY, WE WILL GIVE THEM TWO FREE TICKETS TO AN AVALANCHE GAME... THEY HAVE TWO CHOICES, BOTH ON SUNDAYS IN MAY))
SUPER=01-Tracy Beskid/Salem Avalanche Staff;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in May
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE

This is the third year the Avalanche has sponsored the program.