06:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-14
GRAPHIC=Police Shooting

***ANCHOR TAG****
Two Botetourt sheriff's deputies are not to blame for the death of a Buchanan man, according to his father.
But C-L Jenkins says if the 23- year- old deputy in charge had not committed three mistakes -- his son would be alive today.
Tina Tenret has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=28-year-old
SUPER=07-C. L. Jenkins; :36
SUPER=@Tina1; :50
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7

((28-year-old Brent Jenkins already had two D-U-I's on his record -- and was toting an illegal pistol -- when he was pulled over last Sunday.
The sheriff says Jenkins failed field sobriety tests so Deputy Earnest Spiva told Jenkins to stay in his truck until backup arrived with a breathalyzer.
When Spiva approached the truck 20 minutes later -- Jenkins shot him twice in the chest -- then killed himself at almost the same time a backup deputy shot him in the head from behind.
Brent's father says his son should have been put in the police car immediately after failing field tests, instead of being left alone in the truck to panic.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:08:56
IN Q=Brent may not

((BRENT MAY HAVE NOT SIT THERE AND PONDERED ON THE DECISION HE MADE -- HE COULD HAVE STARTED UP AND TAKEN OFF AND HAD A HIGH-SPEED CHASE, KILLED THE PASSENGER IN HIS TRUCK, OR KILLED OTHER PEOPLE AND I'M SURE THE COUNTY WOULD HAVE FELT REALLY BAD THEN.)) RUNS:14
OUT Q=really bad then
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:33:29
IN Q=Brent's father

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BRENT'S FATHER ALSO SAYS DEPUTY SPIVA SHOULD HAVE ASKED IF BRENT WAS CARRYING A GUN -- AND HE SHOULD HAVE HAD A BREATHALYZER READY IMMEDIATELY. MAJOR GARY WILLIAMS SAYS THIS WAS A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP -- AND DEPUTIES REGULARLY LET DRIVERS SIT IN THEIR OWN VEHICLES AND THEY DO NOT CHECK THEM FOR GUNS. TINA TENRET, NEWS7.)) RUNS:18
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Deputy Earnest Spiva was wearing a bulletproof vest when Brent Jenkins shot him and was only bruised by the impact.

Drug-Dogs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#net g
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Come April, Roanoke City high school resource officers will get a little CANINE help in eliminating drugs on school grounds.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The proposal to use dogs to detect drugs as a way to rid schools of the element was approved last night by the school board.
Meanwhie, some suggested that the policy challenged a child's constitutional rights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-07:57:48
IN Q=ALL OF THESE

((SHELIA SMITH; ALL OF THESE RULES AND ALL OF THESE LAWS AND EVERYTHING WE FOUGHT FOR IS SO IMPORTANT AND APPLY TO ALL CITIZENS, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU'RE AN ADOLESCENT AND YOU'RE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. AND THEN YOU NO LONGER HAVE THESE RIGHTS.))
SUPER=07-Shelia Smith;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THESE RIGHTS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But some school members insist the program could be used as a tool to aid existing proactive programs like D.A.R.E and after prom parties.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-03:10:50
IN Q=the first

((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. PRINCIPAL; THE FIRST INITIATIVE HERE STARTED WITH THE PARENTS IN A DISCUSSION WITH THE P-T-S-A BOARD. THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN ANY OF THE ENDEAVORS THAT WOULD MAKE THIS A SAFER SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILD.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Patrick Henry H.S. Principal;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=their child.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The policy will be implemented next month, starting with William Fleming and Patrick Henry high schools.
The searches will be frequent, unannounced and at random.
(----------------)


E-Extended-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Extending the school year was also an unpopular topic at last night's meeting.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Hurt Park elementary is the pilot site for such a program, which would stretch out the current 180-day school year by about a month.
But Doreen Merchant fears her children and others would be overworked.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-07:54:25/09:09:50
IN Q=IF YOU

((DOREEN MERCHANT; IF YOU BURNOUT....SICK OF SCHOOL.))
SUPER=07-Doreen Merchant; :00
SUPER=01-E. Wayne Harris/School Superintendent; :12
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=AT OTHER SCHOOLS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The program cost the school system about 360-thousand dollars.
It will be implemented at the start of the next school year.
(----------------)


gates


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


One of the world's riches men has gone before a Senate panel to defend his computer software empire.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Microsoft C-E-O Bill Gates was questioned about his software marketing practices.
Competitors Netscape and sun Micro-systems accuse him of bullying Internet businesses to favor Microsoft's web browser.
Gates insisted there is ample competition.
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for violating anti-trust laws.

(----------------)MCKINNEY



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


Sergeant Major Gene McKinney returns to the stand today at his Virginia court-martial on sexual misconduct charges.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

4:16:22
The Army's former top enlisted man testified on the stand yesterday for the first time.
He repeatedly denied allegations that he sexually harassed six military women.. then implied that his accusers are lying.
McKinney, who is black, has said he is a victim of racial bias.
(----------------)


UVA-Balcony-Collapse


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


One of the 19 people injured when a balcony collapsed just before the U-V-A's commencement last May has filed a two-point-eight million dollar lawsuit.
Barbara Gerard's suit names the state, a university buildings official and a consulting firm as defendants.
Gerard's 73- year- old mother died from her injuries in the collapse.
They were in Charlottesville to see Gerard's daughter graduate from U-V-A's medical school.

1-Sports


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


In sports,
Roanoke Valley Christian's hoopsters are on a roll.
Mike Stevens has more on last night's tournament action.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=little bit.



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


One-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Charlie Overfelt/William Fleming Teacher;
SUPER=13-Stephen Creasy/William Fleming Senior;
SUPER=13-Jamie Horst/William Fleming Junior;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(toss to stocks)

STOCKS COMM stocks
SUPER=x5101;
SUPER=430-x/34.38/8584.83/y/1.40/1757.14;



SUPER=431-ia/48a/h1@/62!/h&/93a/i!/27c/ha/55#;
SUPER=432-h'/55!/i!/17a/ha/40e/ha/52%/h1$/51#;
SUPER=433-h'/77e/hd/43$/hd/68*/i!/34#/ia/12$;
SUPER=434-hb/43g/he/29/i1e/30g/h!/79g/h1%/48$;
SUPER=#555;RESET


5-Wall-Collapse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#598-2
GRAPHIC=None


Proof again that timing is everything...
No one was hurt yesterday when the side of an old brick building in downtown Lynchburg collapsed.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It happened around 1:30 at 11- 15 Main Street.
The brick veneer on one side of the building suddenly collapsed, burying seven cars in brick and rubble.
One woman had just parked her car near the building a few minutes earlier before the collapse.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:32:46
IN Q=I don't know

((JEAN ALSTAD/CAR OWNER: I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY, I'M LIKE IN SHOCK. I'M GLAD I WASN'T IN THE VAN. I WENT TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT, I PARKED MY CAR, CAME OVER AND JUST HEARD THIS BIG.. .. YOU KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Jean Alstad/Car Owner; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=.. you know.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Authorities aren't sure why the wall collapsed, but did note the building is showing signs of aging.
Engineers have inspected the structure and do NOT believe it is in danger of collapsing any further.
(----------------)


Sex-Offender-Bill


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Session 98


With one signature a bill to notify people when a sex offender is released from prison could become law.
The House of Delegates voted unanimously to approve a minor change made by the Senate.
A Gilmore spokeswoman said the governor supports the idea but wants to review the details.
Under the measure, local police would be told when an offender considered a low risk is released.
Schools, child-care centers, foster homes and people seeking child care would be told when a violent offender is freed.

E-Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=Abortion


A newly enacted law is already being attacked.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Parental notification for teenage abortions made it to the full U-S Court of Appeals yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:43:50
IN Q=Even

((EVEN IF A YOUNG WOMAN PROVES THAT SHE IS...TERMINATE HER PREGNANCY.))
SUPER=01-Simon Heller/Abortion Rights Attorney;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=her pregnancy.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But lawyers for the state say the part of Virginia's law that allows teens to bypass their parents and go to a judge is completely Constitutional.
(/////SoT/////)
SOT 1348 04
IN Q=It is

((IT IS. IT IS MORE GENEROUS FOR HAVING THE BYPASS...DOES NOT REQUIRE IT.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Va. Asst. Attorney Gen.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=require it.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The appeals court could just rule to take the law out of effect for now-- or

could rule on its long-term merits.2-Scores


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


In sports,
Utah's bench accounted for over half the team's points in a victory at Toronto.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(-------------)

WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/108//Toronto/93////New Jersey/91/j/New York/94///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Dallas/110//Minnesota/99////Denver/90/j/Chicago/118///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/97//Miami/91//Overtime//L.A.

Clippers/97/j/Houston/107///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Portland/98//Phoenix/93///j/Indiana/111//Vancouver/103///;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Boston/3//Washington/0////Philadelphia/1/j/N.Y. Islanders/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/St. Louis/5//Chicago/3///j/Calgary/2//Tampa Bay/1///;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-j/Wheeling/5//Roanoke/2////Richmond/4/j/South Carolina/6///;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=......last score."
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Two-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



Double Boxes=KMC & SPA
(toss to Kimberly)


JORDAN


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


Attorney Vernon Jordan faces more questions tomorrow from the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:00:43
Yesterday President Clinton's long-time friend was grilled about about his efforts to find Lewinsky a job and a lawyer.
SUPER=@File;


Meantime, as prosecutor Kenneth Starr checks out the president, the Justice Department is checking out Starr.
A U-S attorney tells South Carolina's "Greenville News" the Justice Department is reviewing allegations that Starr concealed perjury when he defended General Motors in a lawsuit.
(----------------)


5-Boty-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=598-6
GRAPHIC=Police Shooting


Caution is the message from the father of a Buchanan man who committed suicide during a shootout with a Botetourt County sheriff's deputy.
He says he doesn't blame the officers, but thinks they should have been more careful.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Sunday;


The sheriff says 28- year- old Brent Jenkins failed field sobriety tests -- then waited in his truck for 20 minutes while Deputy Earnest Spiva called for backup and a breathalyzer.
When Spiva returned, Jenkins shot the young officer twice in the chest, then killed himself.
Another officer shot Jenkins almost simultaneously.
Brent's father says Deputy Spiva should have had Jenkins wait in the police car -- not alone in his truck -- until backup arrived.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:05:37
IN Q=If he had had

((C.L. JENKINS: IF HE HAD HAD ANY INTENTION ... MADE THIS DECISION.))
SUPER=07-C. L. Jenkins;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this decision
(------------)
VO-NAT


Jenkins says deputies also should have asked his son whether he was carrying a gun.
Major Gary Williams says this was a routine traffic stop, and deputies had no reason to put Jenkins in the police car OR ask him for a gun.
(------------)


5-Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=chu
TAPE#598-3
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against nearly a dozen Danville cops.
The suit was filed by Pam Carter... who says the police officers falsely arrested her and illegally raided her home.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-June 1994;


She was arrested in 1994 in connection with two grocery store robberies.
In one of those robberies, a Winn Dixie manager was murdered.
The charges against her were eventually dropped.
U-S District Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed Carter's lawsuit because she took too long to name the officers.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says the dismissal of this lawsuit proves his force acted responsibly.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:06:53-5:07:04
IN Q=We're certainly not going

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO MISTREAT ANYBODY. THAT'S NOT OUR INTENTION. AND IF IT COMES TO MY ATTENTION THAT SOMEBODY IS DOING THAT, WE TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION HERE. WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO BE SUED FOR THAT.))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=sued for that.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Lawsuit


Carter's lawyer says his client will file an appeal.

TIME-ANNIV


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


"Time" magazine is celebrating its 75th birthday in grand style.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


President Clinton and many others who have appeared on the magazine's cover crowded into Radio City Music Hall in New York last night for a party.
At the Gala, celebrities toasted celebrities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We've had many

((TOM CRUISE;WE'VE HAD MANY KINGS...ALI KEVIN COSTNER: IT'D REALLY LIKE TO THANK JOE DEMAGGIO FOR SHOWING US THE WAY. TOM HANKS:GODSPEED JOHN GLEEN TO THE PRIDE OF ZANSVILLE, OHIO, JOHN GLENN.))
SUPER=01-Tom Cruise/Actor; quick
SUPER=01-Kevin Costner/Actor; quick
SUPER=01-Tom Hanks/Actor;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=OF ZANSVILLE, OHIO, JOHN GLENN.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


John F. Kennedy Junior offered a toast to his father's Secretary of defense, Robert McNamara.
And President Clinton paid tribute to the two Roosevelts, F-D-R and Teddy.
(----------------)


3-Sports


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


In sports,
Scoring first did not ensure victory for the Express last night.
Mike Stevens has highlights from the roundhouse.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Howdy everybody
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=day everybody.



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

Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4
SUPER=69-9/9/4/2/5/8/3;



SUPER=#555; RESET


Three-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Charlie Overfelt/William Fleming Teacher;
SUPER=13-Neil Williams/William Fleming Senior;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(toss to Melanie)



5-2-Apnea


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Sleep


Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder in which a person's upper airway closes during certain sleep stages.
Intern reporter Matt Feret has more on a disorder often misdiagnosed.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Riner; :00
SUPER=01-Tracy Long/Parent; :09
SUPER=01-Dr. Donald Zedalis/Sleep Disorders Ctr. of SW Va.; :31
SUPER=20-Matt/Feret;
RUNS=2:00
OUT Q=MF, N7

((Second- grader James Long has obstructive sleep apnea. His mom first noticed her son's nighttime breathing problems when he was just five years old.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:49:27
IN Q=He has

((I MEAN, HE WOULD BE SO HYPER TRYING TO JUST STAY AWAKE, AND IT WAS LIKE HE WAS OUT IN ANOTHER WORLD. I MEAN, HE WAS JUST SO TIRED, HE HAD CIRCLES UNDER HIS EYES, THEY WERE REAL DARK, HE WAS JUST WORN OUT.)) RUNS:
OUT Q= worn out.


Dr. Donald Zedalis, a sleep specialist, helps many people young and old with sleep disorders.
SOT 02:40:12
IN Q=In children

((IN CHILDREN, SLEEPINESS OFTEN INTERPRETS TO IRRITABILITY. CHILDREN HAVE A DRIVE TO STAY AWAKE. SO WHEN THEY ARE VERY SLEEPY, THEY CAN BECOME VERY HYPER SO TO SPEAK. THEREFORE THE CONNECTION AT TIMES WITH HYPERACTIVITY PROBLEMS.)) RUNS:17
OUT Q= hyperactivity problems.


And this hyperactivity can lead health officials to some wrong conclusions.
School guidance counselors were testing James for Attention Deficit Disorder, until his mother told them he had sleep apnea.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:45:34
IN Q=They just

((TRACY LONG: THEY JUST WEREN'T AWARE ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW, AND WHEN I TOLD THEM ABOUT IT, THEY WERE SHOCKED, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY NEVER HEARD OF THAT BEFORE THIS, AND I TOLD THEM THAT YOU ALL NEED TO READ UP ON THAT BECAUSE MY SON HAS IT.)) RUNS:18
OUT Q=has it.


A-D-D is often confused with Sleep Apnea, because they have similar symptoms.
In fact, it's believed approximately ten percent of all A-D-D children have a sleep disorder that is directly responsible for their A-D-D symptoms.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:42:50
IN Q=I think

((I THINK IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER FIVE YEARS BEFORE MOST PEOPLE IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE COUNSELORS, START LOOKING FOR THE CONNECTION OF BREATHING DISORDERS, SLEEPING DISORDERS, AND A-D-D.)) RUNS:15
OUT Q=and a-d-d.

Experts say it could be genetic, but since the mainstream medical community has only recently begun to research sleep disorders in earnest, there's no conclusive evidence to support such a claim just yet. MF, N7))
ANCHOR=Melanie
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP

COMMCity-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


In a unanimous vote last night, Roanoke City's school board approved a drug dog policy.
Searches would be at random, unanounced and frequent, something some parents think borders on an invasion of students' rights.
David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=For more than
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Shelia Smith; :19
SUPER=07-John O'Shea; :38
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Patrick Henry H.S. Principal; :54
SUPER=@David1; 1:01
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=it to school

(( For more than two months, the city's school board has considered a proposed policy to use dogs to search schools as a deterrent against drugs.
Implemenetation of the policy would begin at both city high schools.
But parents are split on what has grown into a controversial issue.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-07:58:17
IN Q=I KNOW HOW

((SHELIA SMITH/OPPOSES DRUG DOGS; I KNOW HOW SERIOUS....TO OUR CHILDREN.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=TO OUR CHILDREN.

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:01:54
IN Q=I MUST SAY

((JOHN O'SHEA/FAVORS DRUG DOGS; I MUST SAY THAT.....DRUGS IN THE SCHOOL. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=IN THE SCHOOL.


The idea has already been endorsed by some school members, who think the policy would make schools safer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-03:11:43
IN Q=IF THE STUDENTS

((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. PRINCIPAL; IF THE STUDENTS......IT TO SCHOOL.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=IT TO SCHOOL.))
LIVE=David Full

STAND-UP ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE PLAN IS PUT INTO PLACE. FULL DEMONSTRATIONS OF HOW THE POLICY WORKS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE TWO HIGH SCHOOLS' P-T-As WITHIN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. THE DOGS WOULD THEN BE PLACED IN THOSE SCHOOLS SOMETIME IN APRIL. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS

7.))))E-Wall-Collapse


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-13
GRAPHIC=None


The investigation continues into what prompted a building in downtown Lynchburg to give way yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Around 1:30, the brick veneer on the outside of 11- 15 Main Street suddenly gave way and fell to the ground.
No one was injured, but seven cars parked next to the building were heavily damaged by falling bricks and debris.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:33:39
IN Q=Suddenly I see

((UNA QUAMINA/EYEWITNESS: SUDDENLY I SEE A BIG MOVEMENT AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, JUST COMING DOWN. I SAID `OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD', AND EVERYTHING WAS "PSSHT" IN A SECOND. YOU KNOW YOU LOOK AT IT AND IT'S THERE AND SUDDENLY IT'S JUST CRUSHED.))
SUPER=01-Una Quamina/Witness; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=it's just crushed.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Officials say the brick shell had been applied to the building after it was damaged by fire about twelve years ago.
Inspectors say the rest of the structure appears to be safe for the time being.
(----------------)


S-Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=98-9
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Some Blue Ridge residents aren't happy with the way Norfolk Southern cleans up after its self.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Norfolk Southern recently installed a drainage pipe near the railroad so these ditches would not overflow with rainwater.
But they left their litter behind -- including railroad logs, metal cans and spikes.
Norfolk Southern says it will clean up the mess today -- and that machines were not available to do the job before.
But families here are already suing Norfolk Southern -- the railroad wants to close this crossing and force residents to drive along a rough narrow dirt road beside the tracks.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:29:21
IN Q=Now it looks like

((NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO COURT. SO WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT 'EM. CAUSE WE'RE LANDLOCKED OTHERWISE. I'M TRYING TO FARM, I CAN'T GET NO FARM EQUIPMENT DOWN HERE WITHOUT TEARING IT UP. CAN'T TAKE A VEHICLE DOWN HERE WITHOUT TEARING IT UP. BECAUSE OF THE TRASH AND STUFF THEY LEFT.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Marsinko/Resident;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=THEY LEFT
(-------------)


Norfolk Southern would not comment on camera but says it's unsafe for residents to cross the tracks.
The two parties are scheduled in court on March 19th.
(----------------)


4-Scores


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


In sports,
Charlie Ward hit two free throws with six seconds remaining to secure New York's victory over New Jersey.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(-------------)

WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/108//Toronto/93////New Jersey/91/j/New York/94///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Dallas/110//Minnesota/99////Denver/90/j/Chicago/118///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/97//Miami/91//Overtime//L.A.

Clippers/97/j/Houston/107///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Portland/98//Phoenix/93///j/Indiana/111//Vancouver/103///;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Boston/3//Washington/0////Philadelphia/1/j/N.Y. Islanders/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=#555;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=......last score."
(-------------)

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