[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A man who robbed and killed a Danville store owner in 1988 has been executed.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And classes resume today at the middle school following Tuesday's deadly shooting.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


If this forecast doesn't get you motivated this morning, I don't know what will--
Expect lots of sunshine and much WARMER temperatures, climbing into the 70s for highs.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

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







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



[Watkins]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-24 TC 3:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ronald Watkins' claims of a racially-biased jury and a prison conversion to christianity did not spare his life last night.
The Danville killer was executed after nine and half years on Virginia's death row.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the ambulance]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Brown/Greensville Correctional Center;:09]
[SUPER=01-Frank Green/Media Witness; :27 quick!!!]
[super=19-Ellen/Qualls; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=News 7, Jarratt]



[Monty-Murder]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-30]
[GRAPHIC=murder investigation]


Montgomery County's Sheriff's office has made an arrest in connection with a homicide this past weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :06]


42- year- old Robert Lee Crook- Senior of Montgomery County, has been charged with the shooting death of Michael Durham.
Durham was shot in the chest and arm five times with a 38- caliber handgun.
Police say Crook made a confession when he was arrested, and then admitted why he shot Durham.
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[SOT=13:11:07]
[IN Q=MR COOK KNEW]

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF; MR CROOK KNEW THE MAN AND WAS AFRAID OF THE MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=the man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Crook has been charged with first degree murder and firearms violations.
He was released on 100-thousand dollars bond.
The investigation is continuing.
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[smyth-indict]


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


A Smyth County man has been indicted on two capital murder charges in the slaying of his fifth-grade teacher. Eighteen-year-old Joshua David Widener is tentatively scheduled for trial April 20th on charges of capital murder while committing robbery and capital murder while committing rape. He could get a death sentence if convicted on either charge.

[SCHOOL-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


Flags will be flying at half staff in Arkansas as students today return to the Jonesboro school where four of their classmates and a teacher were gunned down Tuesday.
Eleven year-old Andrew Golden and 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson each face five counts of murder and ten counts of first- degree battery.
Dave Fehling reports.
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[SOT]

[4:00:44]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy White/Student; :47]
[SUPER=01-Brent Davis/Prosecutor; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Jonesboro, Arkansas.]

(( 13 YEAR OLD MITCHELL JOHNSON AND 11 YEAR OLD ANDREW GOLDEN ARE BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL. THEY FACE CAPITAL MURDER AND BATTERY CHARGES THAT'S LEFT THIS ARKANSAS TOWN IN SHOCK.

We cant believe this has happened. NATS--Tears
MEANWHILE THERE Were ONLY TEARS AT THE WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL THE DAY AFTER THE TWO SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY AMBUSHED THEIR CLASSMATES AND TEACHERS. GUNFIRE KILLED FOUR STUDENTS AND ONE YOUNG TEACCHER, AND WOUNDED TEN OTHERS.
MANDATORY COURTESY: KAIT-TV POLICE SAY THE BOYS, DRESSED IN CAMOUFLAGE SUITS USED FOR HUNTING, HID IN THE WOODED AREA OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL. IN ALL 27 SHOTS WERE FIRED INTO THE CROWD LURED OUTSIDE BY A FALSE FIRE ALARM.

Jeremy White/Student: "He always said he would shoot....bring a knife to school, he doesn't like this school."
THERE WERE NO CLASSES AT WESTSIDE, AS INVESTIGATORS STUDIED BULLET HOLES IN GYMNASIUM WALLS. THEY ALSO COMBED THE NEARBY WOODS FOR EVIDENCE.
PROSECUTORS SAY THEY'LL CHARGE THE BOYS WITH FIVE COUNTS OF CAPITAL MURDER. BUT UNDER STATE LAW, THEY CAN ONLY BE PROSECUTED IN JUVENILE COURT.
MANDATORY COURTESY: KAIT-TV THAT MEANS THEY MUST BE RELEASED WHEN THEY TURN 18. OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF FILING FEDERAL CHARGES.
Brent Davis, Prosecutor:"We are looking at all avenues...".))

[E-School-Follo]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-31, TC 4:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The school violence in Jonesboro, Paducah and other communities is being felt in classrooms across the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR]


Recent headlines have proven that no school is immune.
Here in western Virginia, officials say they take the threat of violence seriously... and hope to strike a balance between adequate security and programs that help students deal with anger.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think we can ever predict]

((ANN HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: I DON'T THINK WE CAN EVER PREDICT THIS TYPOE OF VIOLENCE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THOUGH IS THAT KIDS ESPECIALLY DEFINE VIOLENCE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. SOME KIDS WILL DEFINE VIOLENCE AS JUST A SIMPLE FIGHT BETWEEN TWO KIDS. OTHER KIDS BECAUSE OF THEIR ENVIRONMENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS, WILL DEFINE VIOLENCE AS AN ACT SUCH AS JONESBORO.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Harman/Roanoke City Schools;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=as an act such as Jonesboro.]
[ANCHOR=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Psychologists say there are no simple answers to violence involving children, so the most effective prevention attac

ks the problem on several fronts.[INSPECTORS]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Baghdad, U-N weapons inspectors have begun searching Saddam Hussein's Presidential compounds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


A team of 58 arms inspectors will try to determine whether Iraq has destroyed its weapons of mass destruction.
They're be escorted by 20 U-N diplomats as part of the agreement reached with Iraq last month.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=curry]


In sports, star athlete Ronald Curry once again shines in the last game of his high school basketball career.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy everybody.]
[RUNS=1:36]
[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 Co.;]
[SUPER=13-Jim Brock/RUSCO Windows President;]
[Super=13-Rose Yopp/RUSCO Windows;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] [stocks]
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[E-Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-22 TC 7:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Though the economy is good, sales-tax collections in Roanoke are NOT living up to expectations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


People aren't spending less, they're spending elsewhere- like the New River Valley Mall, and new super stores in Rocky Mount, Henry County and Covington.
That's why sales tax revenue in Roanoke is up less than one percent in 19-98.
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[SOT 05:08:55]
[IN Q=last year]

((JIM GRISSO/FINANCE DIRECTOR; LAST YEAR WE HAD 8.7 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE TO WORK IWTH IN THE NEW BUDGET AND THIS YEAR WE HAVE 6.2 MILLION, ABOUT 2 MILLION DOLLARS LESS TO ADRESS NEW PROGRAMS, PAY RAISES AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Grisso/Finance Director;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=our school system]
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[VO-NAT]


The city is now projecting NO sales tax revenue growth for the 19-99 budget.
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[S-Tornado-Donations]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-21 TC 5:40]
[GRAPHIC=Weather Damage]


The tornadoes that touched down in Southside Virginia Friday left some people with nothing, and they are in need of many basics just to get back on their feet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Henry County's "Disaster Recovery Task Force" is asking for donations of money, services, and equipment.
The donations will help those tornado victims who face gaps in their insurance coverage or who have no insurance at all.
The tornado damage in Henry County is estimated at two-hundred- thousand-dollars.
But that is NOT enough to qualify the county for state or federal aid.
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[SOT 3:46:24-:33]
[IN Q=I think to get]

((STEVE EANES/DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY: I THINK TO GET THROUGH THIS ONE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO RELY ON THEIR INSURANCE INDUSTRIES AND COMPANIES DEPENDING ON THEIR COVERAGE AND ON EACH OTHER TO GET THROUGH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Eanes/Department of Public Safety;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to get through this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Volunteers are gathering at Axton Middle School on Saturday to help tornado victims clean up their properties.

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


In sports, Alonzo Mourning and Mark Strickland carry Miami's offense to in a 105-to-91 win over Boston.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[super=0096-j/Seattle/133//Washington/109///j/LA Lakers/114//Sacramento/91///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Miami/105//Boston/91///j/Houston/86//Indiana/81///;]
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[super=0096-j/Detroit/103//San Antonio/94///j/Chicago/85//Orlando/70;]
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[SUPER=0094-j/Rustburg/1//Jeff. Forest/0////Lord Botetourt/4/j/James River/10///;]
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[SUPER=0095-/Virginia Tech/3/j/Radford/4////Virginia Tech/4/j/Radford/5///;]
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[super=0095-j/Bridgewater/11//Lynchburg/7//Softball/j/Bridgewater/7//Lynchburg/6//Softball/;]
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[super=0095-j/Liberty/5//Radford/4//Softball//Liberty/2/j/Radford/3//Softball/;]
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[oc=last score]


[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.]



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


[ARKANSAS-LIVE]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]



In Arkansas, classes are set to resume today at the middle school where four students and a teacher were killed in tuesday's shooting spree.
Eleven year-old Andrew Golden and 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson each face five counts of murder and ten counts of first- degree battery.
The boys will be charged as juveniles and are being held until a hearing next month.
Drew Levinson jones with an update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=05-Jonesboro, AR;]
[Super=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Huckabee/Arkansas Governor;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS BACK TO YOU.]

(( PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AROUND WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO PICK UP THE PIECES ... SIFTING THROUGH THE QUESTIONS ... TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW SOMEONE COULD OPEN FIRE ON STUDENTS IN THE ARKANSAS TOWN OF JONESBORO.
BEHIND THE SCHOOL, AUTHORITIES SAY TWO BOYS -- AGES 11- AND 13, WAITED IN THE WOODS ARMED WITH RIFLES AND HANDGUNS ... ONE OF THEM ALLEGEDLY PULLED THE FIRE ALARM THAT SENT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS STREAMING FROM THE BUILDING.
THE FALSE FIRE ALARM TURNED FATAL ...
POLICE SAY THE YOUNG SUSPECTS STARTED SHOOTING ... FIRING AS MANY AS 27 BULLETS AT THE STUDENTS.
IN THE CONFUSION MANY CHILDREN RAN BACK TOWARDS THE SCHOOL. OTHERS LAY BLEEDING ... AND CRYING FOR HELP.
WHEN IT WAS OVER FOUR GIRLS AND A TEACHER DIED AND ELEVEN OTHERS WERE WOUNDED.
Mike Huckabee/AR Governor: 18:47:30 "...This was not something that they could have ever expected ... and we pray to God that no one would ever expect something like this to happen.
THE TWO BOYS ARE COUSINS POLICE SAY THEY PLOTTED THEIR AMBUSH AND WHEN THEY ATTACKED THEY WERE WEARING CAMOFLAUGE.
SPEAKING TO REPORTERS DURING HIS TRIP TO AFRICA, PRESIDENT CLINTON EXPRESSED SADNESS OVER THE ATTACK IN HIS HOME STATE.
PRESIDENT CLINTON
AS THE SCHOOL'S FLAG WAS LOWERED TO HALF STAFF ... FLOWERS STARTED ARRIVING ... COUNSELORS MADE THEIR WAY TO THE SCHOOL ... AND LAST NIGHT, A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL WAS HELD ... AN INCREASINGLY ALL TOO FAMILIAR EFFORT TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS VIOLENCE HAPPENED.))

[execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=death penalty]


Despite a former first lady's plea to spare his life, a Virginia death inmate has been executed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt;]


Thirty five year old Ronald Watkins was convicted of killing a Danville store owner in 19-88.
He died by lethal injection last night, but not before making a final statement directed to the family of his victim, William McCauley and his own family.
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[SOT]

[4:12-21]
[IN Q=]

((HE STATED, I'M SORRY TO THE MCCAULEYS, TO MY FAMILY FOR TH EPAIN AND SUFFERING I'VE CAUSED. ))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Brown/Greensville Correctional Center;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=i've caused.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rosalynn (ROSE-lynn) Carter had written to Gilmore on Watkins' behalf, saying the inmate had become a devout Christian.
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[2-Monty-Murder]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-30]
[GRAPHIC=murder investigation]


A Montgomery County man who claims to have killed Michael Durham this past Saturday was arrested yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Investigators apprehended 42- year- old Robert Lee Crook- Senior at his Hill Top Garden Mobile Home, charging him with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The sheriff's office indicated there's little doubt they got the right man.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:09:41/13:11:07]
[IN Q=MR. CROOK MADE]

((DOUG MARRS/MONT. CO. SHERIFF; MR. CROOK MADE A CONFESSION AND STATED HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE. MR. CROOK KNEW THE MAN AND WAS AFRAID OF THE MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=of the man]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Durham was shot to death this past Saturday on Mossy Spring Road. Investigators are not releasing any more information at this time, pending further investigation of the murder. Crook was released yesterday on 100-thousand dollars bond.
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[E-Power-LIne]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=gol]
[TAPE#=98-35 TC 4:23]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


American Electric Power says a month-long series of public hearings could help determine the best possible path for constructing a high-voltage power line through Southwest Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co.;]


At a hearing in Tazewell County, lots of speakers criticized the route A-E-P proposed last fall.
For its part, the power company says a team of experts from Virginia Tech and West Virginia University did an intensive study before suggesting what route the power line should take.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:45:49]
[IN Q=the route they]

((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THIS IS THE ROUTE THEY HAVE DETERMINED AFTER A YEAR-LONG STUDY WILL BE THE BEST FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT ALONG THE 132-MILE CORRIDOR. IT'S BY NO MEANS CONCRETE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=NO MEANS CONCRETE]
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[VO-NAT]


A-E-P says without the line, Southwest Virginia will not have an adequate power supply.
Public hearings continue tomorrow in Montgomery County.
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[S-Orange-shooting]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of the suspected gunmen in a shoot-out on Orange Avenue two weeks ago was released from the hospital yesterday.

Errol McBean was immediately arrested for malicious wounding and taken to jail.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 12]


McBean allegedly shot Omari Shindano Brown in the back more than once- -as Brown left his home at 1326 Orange Avenue.
At the time Brown told police he knew the man by sight but not by name.
It took a while for police to figure out McBean's real name. When they did, they realized he was wanted for allegedly beating a woman last year and for failure to appear in court.
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[NICHOLS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=terry nichols]


Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols has been told in no uncertain terms he'll spend the rest of his life i
n jail--- unless he answers some lingering questions about the bombing.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]

[4:10:41]
Judge Richard Matsch (maych) says if Nichols is helpful, he could consider that in imposing sentence.
Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the bombing that killed 168 people and injured hundreds.
The jury deadlocked on the penalty, leaving Nichols' sentence to the judge.
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[Megan's-law]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In New Jersey, the brother of the man whose crime inspired ``Megan's Law'' will be arraigned Thursday on charges of sexual assault.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Brunswick, NJ;]

[4;09:07]
The alleged victims are two girls -- a pre-teen and a young teenager.
A prosecutor says one of the girls may have been in the care of Paul Timmendequas (tih-MEHN'-deh-kwas). He faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
He is the younger brother of Jesse Timmendequas, who's on death row for raping and killing seven-year-old Megan Kanka in his home in 1994.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Darryl Waltrip sells his entire racing operation. Could his new boss soon be Dale Earnhardt?
Mike Stevens takes a look.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=at 5 and 6.]



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

[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
[SUPER=67-0/5/3/7/5/9/5/1/2/7/28/32/4/6/14/15/29/35;]



[SUPER=#555; RESET]


[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=13-Jim Brock/RUSCO Windows President;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



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



[Stress-Buster]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-26 TC 10:13]
[GRAPHIC=mornin' health check]


A little lunchtime dancing made EVERYBODY smile yesterday at Ferrum College.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum;]
(/////NAT SOT/////)
[SOT 00:43]

((STEP TOGETHER, STEP TOGETHER...))
[RUNS=:05]


Taking steps to reduce stress -- that was the focus of a seminar for staff and students.
The instructor suggested LOSING yourself in music, or FINDING other people you would otherwise never meet.
But most people hit upon the secret without being taught -- to smile.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:43]
[IN Q=In my sorrows I can smile]

((RODNEY LEE WILLIAMS/INSTRUCTOR: IN MY SORROWS I CAN SMILE, AND FIND SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT. IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST PRACTICE, HEY HOW YOU DOING, FINE. AMAZING HOW MUCH THAT WOULD CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Lee Williams/Instructor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Another tip is to enjoy simple things.
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[2-E-Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-22 TC 7:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sales-tax collections in Roanoke are NOT living up to expectations... and that's despite a good economy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


People aren't spending less, they're spending elsewhere- like the New River Valley Mall, and new super stores in Rocky Mount, Henry County and Covington.
That's why sales tax revenue in Roanoke is up less than one percent in 19-98.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 05:08:55]
[IN Q=last year]

((JIM GRISSO/FINANCE DIRECTOR; LAST YEAR WE HAD 8.7 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE TO WORK IWTH IN THE NEW BUDGET AND THIS YEAR WE HAVE 6.2 MILLION, ABOUT 2 MILLION DOLLARS LESS TO ADRESS NEW PROGRAMS, PAY RAISES AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Grisso/Finance Director;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=our school system]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The city is now projecting NO sales tax revenue growth for the 19-99 budget.
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[Radford-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=gol]
[TAPE#=598-20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local hospital is attracting international attention.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


A group of Japanese health-care professionals toured the site that will soon be Radford Community Hospital. The group was here as part of an international exchange program.
They're interested in state-of-the-art hospital equipment -- the kind of equipment that will fill this building once it's finished.
The hospital plans to see its first patients this fall.

(------------)[E-Carrier]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-29 TC 4:07]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


James Madison University is looking for a new President.
After 27 years at J-M-U's helm Ronald Carrier is stepping down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/January 1995;]


When Carrier assumed the presidency of then-Madison College he was the youngest college president in Virginia.
Carrier says he will remain president through the end of the year or until his successor is hired.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


J-M-U says only three other public college presidents in the country have held office longer than Carrier.[Pet-Pal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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You could say Carilion Community Hospital is going to the dogs--
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two dogs to be exact, Zane and Scarlett.
They're making their rounds as pet pals, visiting sick children in need of something more to lift their spirits.
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The program is run by the Delta Society.
After eight to twelve hours of training, the pets visit the hospital once a month to meet pediatric patients and children in intensive care.
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In sports, Michael Jordan turns in a so-so performance, but it's still enough to carry the Chicago Bulls to a win at Orlando.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Convicted killer Ronald Watkins was put to death last night after spending nine and a half years on death row. Watkins killed William McCauley in Danville in 1988.
Watkins died by lethal injection, but not before making a final statement directed to the family of his victim.
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A murder investigation in Montgomery County has yielded an arrest. 42- year- old Robert Lee Crook- Senior of Montgomery County, has been charged with the shooting death of Michael Durham.
Durham was shot in the chest and arm five times with a 38- caliber handgun.

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And, although the economy may be thriving, sales-tax collections in Roanoke are NOT living up to expectations.
The city is now projecting NO sales tax revenue growth for the 19-99 budget.

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