[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Students from Westside Middle School in Arkansas, say their final goodbyes today to two of their classmates and teacher killed Tuesday.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


One of two men accused of burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County has been ordered to stay away from witnesses who will testify in the case.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You might be tempted to play hookie today--
The Friday outlook promises plenty of sunshine and near record high temperatures.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

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





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[SUPER=15-Melanie/Moon;]
[SUPER=15-Kimberly/McBroom;]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[E-Watkins]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-14, TC 3:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The family of Danville killer Ronald Watkins accepts the fact of his execution.
But family members and friends of Watkins say Virginia's Department of Corrections has some "senselessly cruel" policies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Bill Geimer heads up the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington and Lee.
Geimer told reporters yesterday he was shocked when the mother of Watkins' son was denied visitation Wednesday because she arrived 45 minutes late.
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[SOT 01:41:34]
[IN Q=My grief ]

((BILL GEIMER/W&L LAW PROFESSOR: MY GRIEF IS TEMPERED BY ANGER.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Geimer/W&L Law Professor;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=by anger.]
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[VO-NAT]


Geimer says he and Watkins' legal team learned the Governor had been denied clemency through media reports.
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[SOT 02:11:43]
[IN Q=In fact]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IN FACT, MY STAFF WAS--SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN TO MR. GEIMER. AND I READ HIS PETITION PERSONALLY. I READ IT SENSITIVELY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it sensitively.]
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[VO-NAT]


Watkins robbed and stabbed to death 29-year old William McCauley in 19-88.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-25 6:15]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Grayson County murder suspect remains free on bond this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]


37-year old Emmett Cressell, Junior was back in court yesterday morning after someone apparently spotted him talking to a prosecution witness.
Cressell was released on bond last week after agreeing to testify against co-defendant, Louis Ceparano.
The two are accused of burning and beheading a man, last summer.
The judge warned Cressell to stay away from the commonwealth's witnesses or he would risk losing his parent's property-- which was used to post bond.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The judge also ordered Cressell to stay away from a convenience store frequented by the victim's father.


[Take-Night]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#98-29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Students and faculty members at Virginia Tech took to the streets last night--bringing awareness to violence against women by taking back the night.
Stacey Martin has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND, what do you want]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Donna Lisker/Virginia Tech Women's Center;]
[SUPER=@stacey1;]
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[OUT Q=SM, N7]
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[SOT 20.44.31 - 20.44.35]

((NAT SOUND:))
[RUNS=04]


Safe streets--it was a message marchers repeated over and over again as they protested rape and other violent crimes against women.
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[SOT 20.42.31 - 20.42.36]

((NAT SOUND:))
[RUNS=05]


They were inspired by the growing number of battered and abused women and the personal stories from survivors of rape.
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[SOT 20.08.55 - 20.09.03]
[IN Q=Not only was]

((NOT ONLY WAS I NAKED BUT I WAS FOUND ON TOP OF A FRIEND--A FRIEND THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=to do this.]
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[SOT 20.09.13 - 20.09.21]
[IN Q=So no longer]

((SO NO LONGER IS HE MY FRIEND; TO ME HE HAS MADE ME A SURVIVOR OF RAPE.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=survivor of rape.]


But, these survivors weren't alone. The Women's Center at Virginia Tech estimates 30 to 40 women on campus are victims of violence each school year--the most vulnerable being those who are new to campus.
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[SOT 18.10.40 - 18.10.54]
[IN Q=They're new to]

((DONNA LISKER/VA TECH WOMEN'S CENTER: THEY'RE NEW TO CAMPUS AND EAGER TO FIND A PLACE TO BELONG. THEY MAY ALSO BE NEW TO DRINKING MAY HAVE HAD IT BEFORE BUT NOT IN QUANITITY IT WAS CONTINUED ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.))
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[OUT Q=on college campuses.]
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[SOT 20.58.20 - 20.58.30]
[IN Q=But, violence against]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AFFECTS MORE PEOPLE THAN JUST THOSE ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS AND TO ILLUSTRATE THAT POINT THEY TOOK THEIR MARCH TO THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG. STACEY MARTIN NEWS 7.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]






[school-shooting]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


In Jonesboro, Arkansas funerals for two of the five victims in Tuesday's school yard shooting will be held today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]

[4:03:34]
Hundreds turned out for visitations for the young victims last night.
Meantime, the two young suspects in the shooting, 13 year old Mitchell Johnson and 11 year old Andrew Golden, remain in a juvenile jail. [4:00:36]
Their relatives say they're at a loss to explain why two apparently normal children would do such a thing.
The justice department may seek federal charges against the two to ensure they don't go free before turning 18.
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[cable-car]


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


A pentagon official says the Marine Corps has filed negligent homicide charges against four jet crew-men whose plane sliced a cable car in Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Twenty people died in the accident.
The four men are also charged with involuntary manslaughter and dereliction of duty.
The E-A-6-B Prowler jet sliced through a cable supporting a gondola packed with skiers at an Italian Alpine resort.
Earlier this month, a Marine investigation board said the four crew members broke rules on how fast and how low they could fly.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Charlotte defeats Milwaukee on the hardwood to give the Hornets win number 15 of the last 16 games.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=see ya then.]



[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-Salem;]
[SUPER=13-Kathy Sue Grigg/Surfaces Inc.;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



(toss to stocks)

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[Henry-Car]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County Sheriff's Deputies continue the search this morning for two suspects who allegedly stole a car with a small child inside.
It happened Wednesday outside the Meadowgreen Mini Market on Route 220.
The mother left her one-year old in the car with the engine running while she went into the convenience store.
That's when the suspects took the car for a joyride, with the child inside.
The child was found unharmed in the abandoned car about ten minutes later.

[E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=gol]
[TAPE#=98-35, TC 8:40]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


Montgomery County opponents to a new, high-voltage power line had a chance to speak out last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

It was the second of five scheduled public hearings.
Power line opponents once again testified that the line threatens public health, the environment and the economy.
American Electric Power said every independent study that's been conducted has found a need for the massive project.


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[SOT 13:34:16]

[small tape]
[IN Q=and again]

((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: AND AGAIN THIS WEEK IN THE WEST VIRGINIA SIDE OF THIS CASE, EXPERTS SAID THERE'S A NEED, AND THAT INCLUDES THE VIRGINIA SIDE OF THIS PROJECT))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=side of this project]
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[VO-NAT]

[two shot on small tape at 9:40]
One woman said she already had to move her home when a new highway was built in Montgomery County.
She said she doesn't want to go through that again.
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[SOT13:17:56]
[IN Q=this is more]

((JOHANNA JONES/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THIS IS MORE DIFFICULT TO TAKE BECAUSE EVERYTHING I'VE SEEN INDICATES THAT THIS POWER LINE IS NOT NECESSARY))
[SUPER=01-Johanna Jones/Power Line Opponent;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=not necessary]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The next public hearing is April 14th in Bland County.


(------------)[E-Boy-Scouts]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-22, TC 10:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Can homosexuals be good role models for young children?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Boy Scouts do not think so -- and prohibit homosexuals, aetheists and agnostics from joining their ranks.
They say traditional family values and a belief in God are essential.
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[SOT 29:50]
[IN Q=When you don't]

((TODD HUMMEL/SCOUTMASTER: WHEN YOU DON'T TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE VALUES AND WHEN YOU DON'T TEACH EM WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHEN THEY WATCH A LOT OF JUNK TV AND SECULAR EDUCATION THAT HAS NO VALUES AND DOESN'T WANT GOD IN THE PUBLIC SYSTEM THEY SIT IN CAMOUFLAGED UNIFORMS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOLS AND SHOOT KIDS AND TEACHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Hummel/Scoutmaster;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=kids and teachers]
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[VO-NAT]


Some boys will miss out on the teamwork, leadership and life skills that are part of the Scouts program.
But a former Cub Scout says the organization will also lose.
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[SOT 10:36:12]
[IN Q=The fact that]

((THE FACT THAT I'M CHRISTIAN AND I'M GAY IS NOT SOMETHING I FIND IN CONFLICT. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXCEPTIONAL MORAL CHARACTER AND THEY ALSO HAPPEN TO BE A GAY MAN OR A LESBIAN WOMAN.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/Gay Community Advocate;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=a lesbian woman]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


A New Jersey judge recently forced the Boy Scouts to accept a homosexual leader, but California courts ruled the Boy Scouts are a private group and can make their own rules.

[2-Scores]


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


In sports, Charlotte opens the fourth quarter with a 12-point run to carry the Hornets past milwaukee with a score of 94 to 80.
Now here are the rest of your scores.
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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#MR-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Primary Colors]
[SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00]
[SUPER=18-"Primary Colors"; :10]
[super=18-Universal; :15]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "A-"; :49]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=plenty to talk about]


[Steve Live]

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


[Ronald-WATKINS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# from tape 93-34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Washington and Lee University President is fuming over actions by the state Department of Corrections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt;]


William Geimer says the state prison refused to allow Ronald Watkins to see his girlfriend in the hours before his Wednesday execution.
Geimer said he brought the woman to the Greensville Correctional Center but she was turned away for arriving after visiting hours.
The woman is also the mother of Watkins' 18 year old son.
Watkins was executed later that night for killing a Danville businessman.
A Department of Corrections spokesman said prison officials acted properly.
(----------------)


[5-Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#598-15 2:00]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


Emmett Cressell, Junior's parents could lose their property if Cressell does not adhere to his bond conditions.
That warning came from a Grayson County judge yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence; ]


Cressell was released Friday after agreeing to testify against co-defendant, Louis Ceparano.
Both are charged with burning and beheading a man.
One condition of Cressell's bond is that he avoid the commonwealth's witnesses.
[SUPER=@file;]


But last week someone spotted Cressell talking with Christy Harden-- who's been subpoenaed by both the prosecution and the defense.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I certainly]

((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:I CERTAINLY WOULD NEVER DARE ENSURE THE ACTIONS OF ANY PERSON ON THIS PLANET, INCLUDING MR. CRESSELL OR ANYBODY ELSE, BUT I THINK HIS BEHAVIOUR UP TO THIS POINT, HAS BEEN COOPERATIVE AND RESPONSIBLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Cressell's Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and responsible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cressell will be allowed to remain free on bond.
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[anti-violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-, from tape 93-29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


At Virginia Tech, it was a night to bring awareness to violence against women.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The Take back the Night rally included students and faculty members who rallied to protest rape and other violent crimes.
They were inspired by the growing number of battered and abused women and the personal stories from survivors of rape.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NOT ONLY WAS I NAKED BUT I WAS FOUND ON TOP OF A FRIEND--A FRIEND THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS.
SO NO LONGER IS HE MY FRIEND; TO ME HE HAS MADE ME A SURVIVOR OF RAPE. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=has made me a survivor of rape.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


But, these survivors weren't alone. The Women's Center at Virginia Tech estimates 30 to 40 women on campus are victims of violence each school year--the most vulnerable being those who are new to campus.
(----------------)


[2-school-shooting]


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


Funeral services will be held today for two of the five victims in Tuesday's school massacre in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]

[4:03:34]
Hundreds turned out for visitations for the young victims last night.
The two young suspects in the shooting, 13 year old Mitchell Johnson and 11 year old Andrew Golden, remain in a juvenile jail. [4:00:36]
Their relatives say they're at a loss to explain why two apparently normal children would do such a thing.

The justice department may seek federal charges against the two to ensure they don't go free before turning 18.
(----------------)



[CLINTON]


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


President Clinton meets with Nelson Mandela on the second day of his historic visit to South Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cape Town, South Africa;]


Their conference symbolizes a new partnership between the two countries.
Mandela also presents mister clinton with South Africa's highest honor later today.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Back in Washington, hazardous materials specialists hope to determine today what exactly was in a suspicious package.
It was labeled "Chemical Warfare Agent."
Police say an unidentified man called and said a container had been placed under a pay phone in front of the Treasury Department.
(----------------)


[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]
In sports, Minnesota versus Penn State for the N-I-T crown.


Mike Stevens has highlights from last night's game.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mornin once again]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=day everybody. Take care.]



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

[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4
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[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=13-Larry Tate/Concrete Ready Mixed Corp.;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



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


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=598-16 3:08]
[GRAPHIC= Mornin' Health Check, OLEAN]


In this morning's health check... a look at Olean.
It is the brand name for Olestra, a new, fat-free cooking oil made from soybeans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The cooking oil is processed so it reduces calories in half and fat to zero in products like potato chips.
For example, chips cooked in Olean have no fat and 75 calories compared to regular chips with 10 grams of fat and 150 calories.
Makers say it's all natural ingredients.
And the chips tastes just like full fat brands.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09 05 08 00]
[IN Q=If a person currently eats]

((DR. GREG ALLGOOD/SCIENTIST:IF A PERSON CURRENTLY EATS A SMALL ONE OUNCE BAG OF CHIPS EVERYDAY AND SWITCHES FROM FULL FAT ONE OUNCE BAG OF CHIPS TO OLEAN CHIPS OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR THEY'LL CUT EIGHT POUNDS OF FAT OUT OF THEIR DIET.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Greg Allgood/Scientist; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=their diet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Researchers say the information label stating olestra may cause abdominal cramping, loose stools and inhibit vitamin absorption is there because of some extreme studies.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09 02 11]
[IN Q=We required]

((DR. GREG ALLGOOD/SCIENTIST: WE REQUIRED PEOPLE TO EAT OLEAN, NOT JUST IN POTATO CHIPS, BUT IN A VARIETY OF FOODS AND PEOPLE WERE REQUIRED TO EAT IT EVERY SINGLE MEAL, BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER FOR 168 CONSECUTIVE MEALS, AND NOBODY EATS POTATO CHIPS LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=like that]
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[VO-NAT]


Frito Lay products are already on the store shelves in Roanoke and fat free Pringles will be here by early this summer.
Other potato chips, crackers and tortilla chips will be made with Olean in the coming months.
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[E-Bedford-Zoning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-31, TC 5:09]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co.]


Bedford County officials hope a new zoning ordinance will help them handle rapid residential and commercial growth while at the same time preserve the county's rural beauty.
Residents there got their first look at the new plan last night.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even the name]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :15]
[SUPER=01-David Tickner/Community Development; :47]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :55]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]


(( Even the name is unpleasant.. since 1989, Bedford County has been using LUGS.. or Land Use Guidance System.. to make all of its zoning decisions.
But the lengthy and sometimes confusing process made LUGS unpopular with both residents and developers.
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[SOT 5:30:35]
[IN Q=Most people felt]

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: MOST PEOPLE FELT LIKE THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THEY REALLY COULD AND COULDN'T DO WITH THEIR PROPERTY. AND OBVIOUSLY DEVELOPERS AND REAL ESTATE PEOPLE SAID IT'S HARD TO MARKET PROPERTY WHEN YOU'RE NOT SURE YOU CAN HAVE A BUSINESS ON IT OR NOT UNTIL YOU GO THROUGH THE LUGS PROCESS.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=the LUGS process.]
[natsot girl]

((HOW ARE YOU?.. )) [RUNS:02]
After 18 months of work, the county has come up with a more traditional zoning system, which it is unveiling to the public over the next few weeks.
Most of Bedford's 765 square miles will remain agricultural.. with residential and commercial growth designated for the areas where it already exists.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:31:57]
[IN Q=If you look]

((DAVID TICKNER/COMMUNITY PLANNING: IF YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT THAT'S STILL GOING TO BE RURAL OR AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE, SO WE'RE TRYING TO FOCUS GROWTH IN CERTAIN AREAS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=in certain areas.]
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[Standup 20:12:45]
[IN Q=Since zoning]

((Since zoning is an issue that affects virtually every resident, officials hope for strong turnout at the next five public information sessions. From there, county planners will take the comments, make adjustments and present the zoning ordinance to the Board of Supervisors, which hopes to have it in place by July. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.)) [RUNS:19]

[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]))[4-Scores]



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


In sports, Cleveland hung on to nip Toronto 97-to-96 when Marcus Camby missed a last-second putback.
Now here's some more of yesterday's scores.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Emmett Cressell Junior will remain free on bond. He was back in court yesterday morning after someone apparently spotted him talking to a prosecution witness. Cressell and Louis Ceparano are accused of setting a man on fire and beheading him in Grayson County last summer.

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The family of Danville killer Ronald Watkins says Virginia's Department of Corrections has some "senselessly cruel" policies.
The mother of Watkins' son was reportedly denied visitation before Watkins' execution Wednesday because she arrived 45 minutes late.

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And students and faculty members at Virginia Tech took to the streets last night--bringing awareness to violence against women. The event was part of a national program called "Take Back the Night."
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Don't forget to tune in to News 7 every weekend morning [take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC ]
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From 8 to 9 Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden will have the latest news, weather and sports on News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning.
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You've probably visited, or at least heard of Mount Vernon and Monticello.
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But this stately Lynchburg mansion, Point of Honor ALSO boasts historical significance.
Its builder and former owner, Doctor George Cabell was famous for being Patrick Henry's physician.
The Cabell family was largely responsible for settling much of central Virginia.
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((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS RECOGNIZED THAT THIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. SOMETIMES, MAYBE THEY DON'T KNOW COMPLETELY WHY, BUT EVERY FAMILY HERE, IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, HAS TIES BACK TO POINT OF HONOR.))
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A visit to Point of Honor makes for an easy day trip.
To learn more about the family AND the name behind the house, join us for "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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