[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Norfolk Southern derails in Montgomery County.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The White House is seeking to discredit Kathleen Willey's claims that President Clinton kissed her touched her during an Oval Office meeting.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The overnight hours produced some light rain and sleet across the area--
Rain stays in the forecast for the rest of the work week.
We'll have that for you, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie][Open]






[]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[SUPER=17-Tuesday/March 17, 1998]
[SUPER=15-Melanie/Moon;]
[SUPER=15-Kimberly/McBroom;]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-17]
[GRAPHIC=derailment]


A train derailment slowed traffic and spread debris along Route 460 in Montgomery County last night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/Last Night;]


The Norfolk-Southern train, which was pulling 96- cars, derailed in Elliston around eight-thirty.
A Norfolk Southern official says TEN of the cars actually flipped on their side.
No one was hurt.
The derailed cars were carrying seed, lumber and some type of paper product.
Members of the Elliston fire department were among the first on the scene-- helping to clear the road and determine what the train was carrying.
(/////SOT/////)

[20:01:01]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe]

((PUG WELLS/ELLISTON FIRE CHIEF: I BELIE WE'VE GOT 16 FIRE FIGHTERS ON THE SCENE AND ALSO SOME SHAWSVILLE RESCUE PERSONNEL ON THE SCENE. ))
[SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief; :00]
[RUNS=:10 approx.]
[OUT Q=on the scene. (double out).]
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[VO-NAT]


The train was travelling from Detroit to Winston Salem and also contained automobiles-- although the box car did NOT tip over.
One Norfolk Southern official said approximately 50- trains travel on that same track, as many as seven days a week.

(----------------)
[ANCHOR=MEL]


It could take months to determine what caused last night's derailment.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-5]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal]


The controversial rezoning of a residential area has been approved by the Roanoke City Council.
Some Southern Hills residents say, in exchange for a section of their neighborhood, they want the rest of the community upgraded and free from other development.
David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE HAVE DEVELOPERS]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Gravely/Southern Hills Property Owner; :01]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :09]
[SUPER=01-Linc Barrett, III/Improvement Assoc. President; :31]
[SUPER=01-Janice Vineyard/Southern Hills Resident; :53]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=djo, news7]
[SOT=08:45:06]
[IN Q=WE HAVE DEVELOPERS]

((WAYNE GRAVELY/SOUTHERN HILLS PROPERTY OWNER; WE HAVE DEVELOPERS THAT'S GOING TO TRY TO DEVELOP THIS LAND AND MAKE IT BETTER FOR THE NEIGHBORS OUT THERE. I DON'T SEE WHY PEOPLE ARE KICKING.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=ARE KICKING]

Residents are kicking because they want to know what they're going to get in exchange for putting up with commercial development being placed in their back yards.
The city proposed to put in 800-thousand dollars in sidewalks and other neighborhood improvements into the Griffin Road area, which is just across the street from the proposed project.
But some say they were almost insulted by the figure.
[SOT=08:47:34]
[IN Q=ACCORDING TO WHAT]

((LINC BARRETT/SOUTHERN HILLS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; ACCORDING TO WHAT I'VE SEEN-- THE FIGURES I SAW TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SOUTHERN HILLS-- IS NOT 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS BUT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.)) [RUNS :09]
[OUT Q=MILLION DOLLARS.]

City Manager Bob Herbert explained the 800-thousand dollar neighborhood infrastructure offer was equivalent to the needs of the project and contingent upon approval of the rezoning. Some questioned that reasoning.
[SOT=08:52:39]
[IN Q=WE STRONGLY BELIEVE]

((JANICE VINEYARD/SOUTHERN HILLS RESIDENT; WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT, AS HARD WORKING, TAX-PAYING, VOTING CITIZENS, WE SHOULD NOT TRY TO PLACE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ON SOMEONE SUCH AS THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS WHOSE INTEREST DO NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.)) [RUNS :22]
[OUT Q=COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.]

[STAND-UP] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NOW SOME RESIDENTS SAY THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE CITY CONDUCTING BAD BUSINESS WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))

[RUNS :09][CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


The grand jury investigating the alleged affair between Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton gets back to work today in Washington.
Mr. Clinton's personal secretary, Betty Currie, could make a return visit to the panel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Silver Spring, MD;]

[4:07:09]
Meantime President Clinton continues to deny claims by another administration worker, Kathleen Willey, that he groped and kissed her in the White House in 19-93.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( I HAVE SAID THAT NOTHING IMPROPER HAPPENED. I TOLD THE TRUTH THEN. I TOLD THE TRUTH IN THE DEPOSTION. I AM MSYTIFIED AND DISAPPOINTED BY THIS TURN OF EVENTS. ))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q= turn of evnets.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:07:09 and 4:21:40]
President Clinton's lawyer says a possible book deal could have prompted Willey's televised accusations.
Robert Bennett tells C-N-N the deal could be worth 300-thousand dollars.
(----------------)


[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-7]
[GRAPHIC=boucher]


Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher says he's concerned with what he's hearing from the president's accusers, but remains uncertain where the allegations will lead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The Democratic Congressman says he's hopeful the investigation of the special counsel will be concluded quickly.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I do not know]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE PLANS OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL BE OR INDEED WHETHER ANYTHING WILL BE PRESENTED TO US. OBVIOUSLY UNTIL THAT HAPPPENS NOTHING CAN BE SAID THAT'S DEFINITIVE, BUT WE'LL WATCH AND WE'LL WAIT AND IN THE MEANTIME DO OUR WORK.))
[SUPER=@Boucher;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=do our work.]
[ANCHOR=mel]
[GRAPHIC=]


Boucher was in Blacksburg for the release of a report on the future of Southwest Virginia. With more than 60 reco


mmendations, it's billed as a blueprint for regional progress in the next century.[1-Sports]


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


In sports, UVA Athletic Director Terry Holland speaks about the resignation of head basketball coach Jeff Jones.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Mark Hurley/"Hurley's";]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]
[stocks]
[SUPER=x5101;]
[SUPER=430-x/116.33/8718.85/x/16.52/1788.18;]




[SUPER=431-he/49'/h'/65b/h2$/98g/i'/30/h1!/58#;]
[SUPER=432-he/56f/ib/16g/h!/40'/h1e/56c/h1!/56@;]
[SUPER=433-h1!/79b/h!/46!/h%/69g/hc/37/u/10a;]
[SUPER=434-i$/43!/ia/28f/ia/29a/h2/82*/ha/51f;]





[SUPER=#555;RESET]


[Mckinney]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


The army's former top enlisted man won't be going to prison.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Belvoir;]


Yesterday, a military jury demoted Sergeant Major Gene McKinney one-rank to Master Sergeant for his conviction for obstruction of justice.
He'll also be given a reprimand.
Last week, McKinney was acquitted of sexual misconduct charges.
(----------------)


[2-E-VMI]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=vmi]


The grueling discipline is over for the first coed class at Virginia Military Institute.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

[from 98-19]
Yesterday was ``breakout'' day for the freshmen, known as ``rats.''
Of 30 women who enrolled last August, 23 climbed a muddy hill with male freshmen to join the Lexington school's upperclassmen as full-fledged cadets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( ANGELA MYERS/FRESHMAN;IT'S OVER WITH. IT'S GOOD. IT WAS TOUGH, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. IT WAS WORTH IT. DOUBLE OUT JOSIAH BUNTING:NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THESE WOMEN TREAT THE FIRST FEMALE RATS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BEING UPPERCLASS WOMEN. Will they be harder on them, do you think? I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY THAT THEY'RE EXTREMELY DEMANDING ON MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN GENDER. ))
[SUPER=01-Angela Myers/Freshman Cadet from Va. Beach; ]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; ]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=of their own gender]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Six women dropped out of V-M-I since the school year began, and one was suspended for striking an upperclassman.
(----------------)


[Internet-Porn]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-2]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


An internet service provider, featured in our story about child pornography last week has made some changes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Roanoke-based Rev-Net was one of the I-S-P's that allowed newsgroups dedicated to child pornography on their service.
After our story aired, the company told subscribers they felt they needed to do something about the problem, and RevNet is now blocking groups that specifically deal with child pornography.
But they add, there's no way to block all illegal material, and users should exercise caution, especially when children are online.

(------------)[Assembly]



[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=session98]



It's time to wait.
That's what General Assembly budget negotiators agreed to do last night.
In the deal... the legislators said they'll set aside money for a car tax cut and school construction -- but put off the complex details until April.

A vote on the budget is scheduled for tonight.[2-Scores]


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


In sports, Denver's season high two game winning streak is over after a trouncing by Charlotte.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards. [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5012;]
[SUPER=0095-j/Lynchburg/5//Endicott/2///j/Connecticut/6//Liberty/5///;]
[SUPER=x5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Denver/87/j/Charlotte/109////New Jersey/72/j/Chicago/88///;]
[SUPER=x5027;]
[SUPER=0098-/Georgetown/79/j/Ga. Tech/80//NIT Overtime/j/Penn State/77//Dayton/74//NIT/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Auburn/60/j/Marquette/75//NIT//Ala-Birmingham/66/j/Minnesota/79//NIT/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/57/j/Florida/89//Women's NCAA//Louisville/53/j/Duke/69//Women's NCAA/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Clemson/52/j/La. Tech/74//Women's NCAA/;]
[RUNS=:30]
[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;]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS# ]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)


[2-Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=derailment]


A Norfolk Southern train derailed last night in Montgomery County... slowing traffic and sending debris onto Route 460.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/Last Night;]


The train was pulling 96- cars when it derailed in Elliston around eight- thirty.
A Norfolk Southern official says TEN of the cars actually flipped on their side.
No one was hurt.
The derailed cars were carrying seed, lumber and some type of paper product.
The train was travelling from Detroit to Winston Salem and also contained automobiles-- although the box car did NOT tip over.
One Norfolk Southern official said approximately 50- trains travel on that same track, as many as seven days a week.

(----------------)
[ANCHOR=MEL]


It could take months to determine what caused last night's derailment.

[E-VMI]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#98-19]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


The hard part is over for the 23 young women who stuck it out at Virginia Military Institute.
Together with their "brother rats," they climbed a muddy hill this afternoon to become the first full-fledged female cadets in V-M-I's 158-year history.
Keith Humphry was there.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Breakout had already]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Warburton/VMI Senior; :22]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Sorrells/Rockbridge Co. Resident; :50]
[SUPER=01-Angela Myers/Freshman Cadet from Va. Beach; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Humphry , News-7.]

((
Breakout had already begun- -when it started to snow.
It was a close call for the administration... whether to postpone the day of reckoning.
If the temperature had been five degrees colder, all this would have turned to ice.
But it was already late in the year for the rats to be still confined to the training regime.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:30:45]
[IN Q=]

((A LATER DATE MEANS THESE RATS TOOK LONGER TO COME TOGETHER TO SHOW THE UPPERCLASSMEN THAT THEY WERE READY. ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=]


Everyone wanted to know how the women were doing- -would they be up to the final challenge?
But how could anybody tell?
Mud is the the great equalizer- -everybody looks alike caked in soggy soil.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:17:25]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE ALL THE SAME IN THE MUD, THAT'S RIGHT. ))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=]


The day actually began shortly after midnight with a forced march through the surrounding countryside.
The rats weren't the only ones loosing sleep over it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:12- neighborhood]
[IN Q=]

((IF THEY WERE QUIET... BUT AT TWO OR THREE A.M. IT'S OBNOXIOUS, UNCALLED FOR.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=]


The rats got hosed off, and suited up for their final assembly as a separate class.
The moment was one to savor- -as they filed into barracks. 384 men and women had worked together as a team.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:44:55]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S OVER WITH. IT'S GOOD. IT WAS TOUGH, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. IT WAS WORTH IT.))[DOUBLE OUT]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=]


The superintendent had already started thinking about how the classes interact with the added dimension of gender.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:22:35]
[IN Q=]

((NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THESE WOMEN TREAT THE FIRST FEMALE RATS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BEING UPPERCLASS WOMEN. Will they be harder on them, do you think? I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY THAT THEY'RE EXTREMELY DEMANDING ON MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN GENDER.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=own gender.]


Hard to imagine anyone making greater demands what was expected of the first women in the class of 2001.


Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))[Rezoning-Approved]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke seal]


The issue of whether Southern Hills residents who were offered money for their homes in the name of commercial development has shifted to what will become of the rest of the community.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The city has proposed a comprehensive neighborhood improvement plan that would include 800-thousand dollars in storm drainage, traffic lights and other renovations. But the neighborhhod association says that won't begin to address their needs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=08:48:52]
[IN Q=NOT THAT WE]

((LINC BARRETT III/SOUTHERN HILLS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; NOT THAT WE DON'T APPRECIATE THE OFFER, BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN THAT TO ACHIEVE OUR GOAL. AND SINCE THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING DONE IN THE LAST 25- YEARS IN SOUTHERN HILLS, WE DON'T FEEL LIKE WE'RE ASKING TOO MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Linc Barrett, III/Improvement Assoc. President;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=ASKING TOO MUCH.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Southern Hills residents unsuccessfully asked Roanoke city council last night to table a rezoning request until more definitive neighborhood improvements could be put in writing. The city plans to do follow-up renovations after its initial 800-thousand dollar plan.
(------------)


[2-CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=clinton]


President clinton continues to dispute Kathleen Willey's account that he kissed and groped her during a 19-93 encounter.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Yesterday, the White House tried to discredit the former volunteer, releasing phone records and letters she wrote to the President.
In those letters, Willey calls herself the President's "number-one fan."
Last night, Mr. Clinton's attorney said Willey's lawyer is in the process of arranging a 300-thousand dollar book deal for his client.
(----------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Lady Hokies face a tough loss in Gainesville.
Mike Stevens has that story and more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Tuesday folks.]



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

[Lottery ]


Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
[SUPER=65-1/7/5/3/0/2/3/7/12/16/25/31;]



[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-Mark Hurley/"Hurley's";]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a look at an ancient eastern healing technique that's new again.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((RICK DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK? A GROUP OF MEDICAL EXPERTS SAYS YES, BUT WITH SOME RESERVATIONS. AN INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF DOCTORS IN LONDON SAYS ACCUPUNCTURE CAN BE SAFE IN TREATING BACK PAIN AND NAUSEA, BUT PATIENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE PROCEDURE IS -NOT- ALWAYS SAFE. MANY OF THE COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCUPUNCTURE INCLUDE LUNG PUNCTURES AND DROWSINESS, TO BLOOD POISONING AND HEPATITIS.
A DISCOVERY COULD OFFER HOPE TO ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS. A CANADIAN COMPANY SAYS IT HAS FOUND WHAT IT SAYS IS A CAUSE OF THE DISEASE. THE MONTREAL-BASED COMPANY "NY-MOX" SAYS IT HAS DISCOVERED A NEW HUMAN BRAIN ENTITY CALLED THE SPHERON. AND IT MAY BE LINKED TO THE DEBILITATING ILLNESS. RESEARCHERS SAY SPHERONS INCREASE IN SIZE AS A PERSON AGES. THEY CAN THEN BURST AND TRANSFORM THEMSELVES INTO THE PLAQUE BUILDUP ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER'S. NYMOX SAYS IT HAS A NUMBER OF TREATMENTS IN DEVELOPMENT, BUT IT CAUTIONS NONE OF THEM HAVE BEEN TESTED ON HUMAN BEINGS.
AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Fruit-Freeze]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-6]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Wx]


Fruit farmers in Southwest Virginia are breathing a collective sign of relief.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]


Extension agents say last week's hard freeze did NOT have a significant impact on Southwest Virginia.
More than 300 acres of peaches are grown in Carroll and Patrick Counties.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not]

((GARY LARROWE/VA EXTENSION AGENT: IT'S NOT AS MUCH DAMAGE AS WHAT WE'D ANTICIPATED AND WE'RE VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT-- NOW ON THE OTHER HAND, SOUTH OF US, IN GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, THEY'RE NOT FARING AS WELL AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Gary Larrowe/Virginia Extension Agent; :00]
[RUNS=:12 approx.]
[OUT Q=right now.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Unlike Southwest Virginia-- the peaches farther south had already begun to bloom-- which left the fruit more vulnerable.
Harry Harold and his family own an orchard in Patrick County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Oh, yeah]

((HARRY HAROLD/PATRICK CO. FARMER:OH, YEAH, IF IT WOULD'VE BEEN THREE TO FOUR DAYS LATER THEN WE PROBABLY COULD'VE HAD A WHOLE LOT MORE DAMAGE MAYBE EVEN A TOTAL WIPE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Harold/Patrick Co. Farmer; :00]
[RUNS=:10 approx.]
[OUT Q=wipe out.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Harold's also grow apples, cherries and plums.
The plums, they say, were the only crop they lost because they'd already begun to bloom.
(----------------)



[Trial-Date]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]



The capital murder trial of a white man accused of killing a black man by setting him on fire and then beheading him has been moved to May 27th.
A Grayson County Circuit Court clerk said the date for Louis Ceparano's trial was moved up from June tenth because at least one witness was unavailable at the later date.

[S-Boty-Bus]


[ANCHOR=kmc]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


It started with a dispute over assigned school bus seats...
Now a Botetourt County bus driver has filed charges against two parents and a student.
Bus Driver Mary Sue Lester also faces charges in the case.
She was was involved in a confrontation with
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


13 year old Jennifer Martin, when Martin tried to leave the bus. Martin and Lester have charged each other with assault.
Lester charged Martin's mother, Wosum (WHOA-som) Martin with disorderly conduct after she pounded on the bus doors, trying to take her daughter off.
Dewayne Long, whose daughter is a witness in the case, was charged with stalking by the bus driver, after he allegedly followed the bus for several miles.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 6:34:08]
[IN Q=it was handled]

((RONNIE CLAY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; IT WAS HANDLED THROUGH PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION, AND ALLEGED THREATS AND STALKING. THESE THINGS ARE SERIOUS AND BETTER TO ADDRESS THEM SERIOUSLY THAN TO ASSUME THEY'LL FADE AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Clay/Assistant Commonwealth's Atty.]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=fade away]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The parent, Wosum(WHOA-sum) Martin's case was settled yesterday when she agreed to stay 50 feet away from the bus for the rest of the year.
The rest of the cases go to court today.
(------------)


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[ANCHOR=Mel]
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Anti-abortion protesters continue to keep up the pressure on Lynchburg school and law enforcement authorities.
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Supporters of jailed Operation Rescue director Flip Benham held more rallies yesterday across the Hill City, including one at E-C Glass high school.
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((REV. RUSTY THOMAS/OPERATION RESCUE: WE ARE LIKE THE ALIEN INVADERS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. IT'S UNFORTUNATE BUT THE WAY THIS HAS BEEN FRAMED, THESE KIDS VIEW US AS THE ENEMY. Reporter: Why do you think that is? WELL, THE WAY THE SPIN ON THE STORY HAS PROGRESSED, WE'VE LOST THE FOCUS, WE'VE LOST THE VISION OF WHAT ALL THIS IS ABOUT.))
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Thomas says their REAL message is about bringing God back into the schools.
They plan more rallies all this week, outside other Lynchburg school buildings.
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[4-Scores]


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In sports, in the OTHER national college basketball tournament, Georgia Tech needed overtime to beat Georgetown.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A 96-car Norfolk Southern train derailment in Elliston last night slowed traffic and caused debris to be strewn across Route 460.
A railroad official says TEN of the cars actually flipped on their side. No one was injured.

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Yesterday was VMI's ``breakout'' day for the freshmen, known as ``rats.''
Of 30 women who enrolled last August, 23 climbed a muddy hill with male freshmen to join the Lexington school's upperclassmen as full-fledged cadets.


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And, Roanoke City Council approved the rezoning of the Southern Hills community last night. But residents say they now want the neighborhood upgraded and free from other development.
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