[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]
A string of tornadoes plows through southern Minnesota leaving behind death and destruction.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And jealous rage may be behind a weekend fatal stabbing in Franklin County.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

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






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



[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Less than a week after four students and a teacher were killed in a campus shooting, students at West-side middle school in Jonesboro, Arkansas begin their first full week of classes today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]


Yesterday, during Sunday services, local pastors urged forgiveness.
An eleven year old and 13 year old are accused in the shootings.
[SUPER=04-Meet The Press - NBC News]


The shooting has sparked a congressional debate over gun control.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need to]

((REP. ZOE LOFGREN/(D)CALIFORNIA; WE NEED TO HAVE SOME STRICTER REQUIREMENTS, I THINK, FOR ADULTS TO KEEP THEIR GUNS SAFE AND LOCKED. REP. BOB BARR/(R)GEORGIA; IF YOU GO BACK TO THE 1950'S WE HAD NO GUN CONTROL IN THE SENSE THAT WE THINK OF IT NOW-A-DAYS, AND THESE THINGS DIDN'T HAPPEN. YET WE SEEM TO HAVE MORE GUN CONTROL AND MORE OF THESE THINGS SEEM TO BE HAPPENING. GUN CONTROL IS NOT THE ANSWER, CULTURE CONTROL IS.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R)Georgia; :09]
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[OUT Q=control is.]
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[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


A community wide memorial service for the five victim's will be held tomorrow.
President clinton is scheduled to address that gathering through a video-hook-up from Africa.

[stabbing]


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


Franklin County authorities say a man who allegedly made a sexual advance to a woman during a weekend party was fatally stabbed by the woman's boyfriend.
Police said 46-year-old Thomas Darnell Palmer was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Arrested was 40-year-old John Amos Nolen of Penhook -- along with his girlfriend, 27-year-old Sharon Austin of Rocky Mount.

[E-Evacuation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-25; 08:58; 10:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Salem Civic Center still smelled of ammonia yesterday--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Saturday Night;]


this after an ammonia leak led the Salem Fire Department to evacuate around a thousand people Saturday night.
Many of them were attending the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Show.
Promoters of the event offered free admission yesterday to make up for Saturday's problem.
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[SOT 16.41.38 - 16.41.46]
[IN Q=We had a]

((EDDIE FORT/PRES. PD & M, INC.: WE HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE TODAY AND WE'RE HAPPY WITH THE TURNOUT, NOT ONLY TODAY BUT THROUGHOUT THE SHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Fort/PD & M Inc. President]
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[OUT Q=throughout the show.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the fans were blowing around the center yesterday, in an effort to ventilate the building.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The civic center's Assistant Director, John Saunders, said the leak happened when a valve burst Saturday night.

[E-Botetourt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-30; 10:44]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


The warm weather may be good news to many people... but it also means fire season is here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Yesterday afternoon four fire companies fought a woods fire in Botetourt County, off Mountain Pass Road.
They suspect it was started by careless hikers.
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[SOT 2:58:31]
[IN Q=it's still under]

((TODD GROH/VA. DEPT. OF FORESTRY; IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION, WE HAD SOME POSSIBLE HIKERS UP IN THE AREA, WE'RE STILL LOOKING TO FIND SOME INFORMATION ON WHO THEY ARE, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE THAT JUST A LITTLE CARELESSNESS STARTED THIS FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Groh/Va. Department of Forestry;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=this fire]
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[VO-NAT]


Groh says spring is the worst fire season of the year, even after all the rain we've had.
With no leaves on the trees, the hard rains hit the ground and run off instead of soaking in, and the direct sunlight on the forest floor can dry things out in a hurry.

(------------)[TORNADO]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=tornado]
Tornadoes have cut a path of destruction through the middle of two Minnesota towns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Peter, MN;]


A six-year-old boy has been killed and more than two dozen injured.
The town's of St. Peter and Comfrey are among the hardest hit.
In St. Peter, population ten-thousand, dozens of homes were destroyed.
Debris from St. Peter, including a page from the town's newspaper, turned up 55 miles away in the St. Paul suburbs.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Lady Volunteers defend their national title in hoops action.
Roy Stanley has the highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-5]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SUPER=13-Bill VanVelzer/Explore Park; :34]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM][stocks]
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[E-Bowers-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34]
[GRAPHIC=david bowers]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers has not confirmed whether he will campaign against congressman Bob Goodlatte for the sixth district seat this fall, but state lawmakers are already speculating on how the race may turn out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Opinions among legislators who considered how the mayor might fare against the incumbent are varied.
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[SOT=12:28:25/11:49:00/12:31:12]
[IN Q=HE HAS RUN]

((JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR AND FORMER ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; DAVID IS A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC POLITICIAN. HE'S AN ENTHUSIASTIC CAMPAIGNER. HE'S AN EXPERIENCED POLITICIAN AND I THINK HE WOULD RUN WELL.)) ((DICK CRANWELL/VINTON DELEGATE; HE HAS RUN VERY WELL IN THE CITY ELECTIONS. DAVID HAS A GRASP ON THE ISSUES THAT ARE CONFRONTING THE NATION. AND I THINK HE WOULD MAKE A VERY FORMIDABLE CANDIDATE TO BOB GOODLATTE. HOW THE OUTCOME WILL BE, NOBODY WILL KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER.)) ((MORGAN GRIFFITH/SALEM DELEGATE; WELL, I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR BOB GOODLATTE TO HAVE AN OPPONENT. HE WILL, AS HE'S DONE WITH HIS OTHER OPPONENTS, TROUNCE ANYBODY THAT ENTERS THAT FRAY BECAUSE HE'S DONE A FANTASTIC JOB FOR OUR AREA OF THE STATE.))
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[SUPER=@Cranwell; :07]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :21]
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[VO-NAT]

Mayor Bowers has not confirmed whether he will actually run against Goodlatte-- who has served as Roanoke's congressman for the past six years.
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[HOSPITAL-DEATHS]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Los Angeles police have a list of 30 people who may have been victims of a respiratory therapist, a man who allegedly confessed to killing as many as 50 people.
Kyle Kraska has the story.
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[SOT]

[4:00:35]
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[SUPER=03-Glendale, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Rick Young/Glendale Police Department; :50]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Saldivar/Brother; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Kraska/Reporting; :40]
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[OUT Q=won't be any.][Common-Sense]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=commsen]
[GRAPHIC=commonsense]


If you've earned money on an investment but don't want to pay the capital gains tax, Scott Goldberg has a suggestion for you in this week's Common Sense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Are you]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments; :13]
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[OUT Q=i'm SG]

(( Are you a philanthropist?
Are you an investor?
Do you hate capital gains taxes?
If you answered yes to all three, you might want to consider donating a security to charity.
Stockbroker Ben Hartman tells us why.
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[SOT 11:59:38]
[IN Q=]

((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS: BY DONATING THE SECURITY THE INVESTOR IS AFFORDED A TAX DEDUCTION FOR THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE SECURITY AT THE TIME OF THE DONATION SUBJECT TO CERTAIN TAX LAWS. SO IT BENEFITS THE INDIVIDUAL AS WELL AS THE CHARITY. ))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=THE CHARITY]


Selling that security instead of donating it means paying taxes on whatever capital gains you've earned.
That's this week's Common Sense.

I'm Scott Goldberg.))[2-Scores]


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


In sports, the Indiana Pacers step into the N-B-A record book with the lowest-scoring game since the league introduced the shot clock.
The Pacers lost, at home, to the San Antonio Spurs 74-to-55.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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


[2-School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Students at West-side Middle School in Jonesboro Arkansas begin their first full week of classes since Tuesday's deadly ambush that left five people dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]


Yesterday, during Sunday services, local pastors urged forgiveness.
An eleven year old and 13 year old are accused in the shootings.
[SUPER=04-Meet The Press - NBC News]


The shooting has sparked a congressional debate over gun control.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need to]

((REP. ZOE LOFGREN/(D)CALIFORNIA; WE NEED TO HAVE SOME STRICTER REQUIREMENTS, I THINK, FOR ADULTS TO KEEP THEIR GUNS SAFE AND LOCKED. REP. BOB BARR/(R)GEORGIA; IF YOU GO BACK TO THE 1950'S WE HAD NO GUN CONTROL IN THE SENSE THAT WE THINK OF IT NOW-A-DAYS, AND THESE THINGS DIDN'T HAPPEN. YET WE SEEM TO HAVE MORE GUN CONTROL AND MORE OF THESE THINGS SEEM TO BE HAPPENING. GUN CONTROL IS NOT THE ANSWER, CULTURE CONTROL IS.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R)Georgia; :09]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=control is.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


A community wide memorial service for the victim's will be held tomorrow.
President clinton is scheduled to address that gathering through a video-hook-up from Africa.

[WEATHER-DAMAGE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-b]
[GRAPHIC=tornado]


Rare March tornadoes have ripped
through southern Minnesota killing a six year old boy and injuring more than two dozen.


The twisters also flattened homes and buildings,-- flipping over cars and knocking out power.
Bill Hudson reports.
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[SOT]

[4:05:42]
[IN Q=residents of St.Peter]
[SUPER=03-St. Peter, MN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Gardeman/Tornado Victim;:13]
[SUPER=01-Mark Rubischko/Restaurant Employee; :42]
[SUPER=01-Walt Timmerman/Tornado Victim; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hudson/Reporting; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=cbs news.] [2-stabbing]



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


An angry boyfriend is the prime suspect in the weekend stabbing death of a man.
Franklin County authorities say 46-year-old Thomas Darnell Palmer was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife after allegedly making a sexual advance to 27-year-old Sharon Austin of Rocky Mount.
Police arrested Austin's boyfriend... 40-year-old John Amos Nolen of Penhook... along with Austin.

[2-E-Botetourt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-30; 10:44]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Spring is in the air... and that's welcome news to a lot of folks.
But the warm weather also brings with it the start of the fire season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Yesterday afternoon four fire companies fought a woods fire in Botetourt County, off Mountain Pass Road.
They suspect it was started by careless hikers.
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[SOT 2:58:31]
[IN Q=it's still under]

((TODD GROH/VA. DEPT. OF FORESTRY; IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION, WE HAD SOME POSSIBLE HIKERS UP IN THE AREA, WE'RE STILL LOOKING TO FIND SOME INFORMATION ON WHO THEY ARE, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE THAT JUST A LITTLE CARELESSNESS STARTED THIS FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Groh/Va. Department of Forestry;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=this fire]
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[VO-NAT]


Groh says spring is the worst fire season of the year, even after all the rain we've had.
With no leaves on the trees, the hard rains hit the ground and run off instead of soaking in, and the direct sunlight on the forest floor can dry things out in a hurry.

(------------)[buenoano]



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


The woman known as the ``Black Widow'' is scheduled to be executed in Florida's electric chair this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Judy Buenoano (BWAY'-noh-on-yoh) is being put to death for the poisoning death of her husband in 1971 for insurance money.
The former nail salon owner also drowned her paralyzed son and tried to kill her fiance with a car bomb.
She will be the first woman executed in Florida since 1848.
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[E-Cabin-fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Mourners turned out by the hundreds to say goodbye to victims of last Sunday's cabin fire in Pennsylvania.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Herndon, PA;]


11 people in their teens or early 20's died from smoke inhalation when their mountain cabin caught fire near Herndon.
Yesterday's ceremony was held at the high school that several victims attended.
The victims names were read while a bell tolled, and well wishers laid flowers on a memorial.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

(------------)[3-Sports]



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


In sports, Jeff Gordon pulls away from his opponents to take the Food City 500 in Bristol.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning. Let's check out...]
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[OUT Q=day everybody.]



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


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-5]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=today on news 7]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=13-Eddie Goode/Explore Park; :22]
[SUPER=13-Dean Ferguson/Explore Park; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=very very sharp]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for phone number)
[SUPER=16-(540) 427-1800/Explore Park;]



[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 breakthrough in medical testing... Your saliva could help in the early detection of some cancers.

Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((RICK
ONCAM=RICK
``YOUR'' =SALIVA= SOON MAY BE ABLE TO HELP DIAGNOSE WHETHER YOU HAVE

A CANCER OF THE HEAD OR NECK...

VT=VO FILE


DETECTED EARLY, THERE IS A 90-PERCENT CHANCE FOR A CURE FOR SUCH CANCERS ... AND LESS CHANCE YOU'LL HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY. DOCTORS AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ARE DEVELOPING A TEST ...STILL IN ITS' EARLY STAGES... THAT LOOKS FOR INDICATIONS OF CHANGES IN THE D-N-A RINSED FROM PEOPLE'S MOUTHS. THE DOCTORS PRESENTED THEIR WORK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

VT=VO (FILE)

ALSO AT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH ANNUAL MEETING ... SOME RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT FOODS AS DIFFERENT AS BLACK RASPBERRIES AND THE
CURRY SPICE =TURMERIC= HAVE CANCER-PREVENTING PROPERTIES.

MORE STUDY IS NEEDED, BUT INITIAL RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT LAB ANIMALS FED BLACK RASPBERRIES WERE 39-PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO GET CANCER THAN THE ANIMALS NOT FEEED ANY RASPBERRIES. AND CUR-CUMIN ... A COMPOUND IN THE SPICE TURMERIC ... REDUCED THE INCIDENCE OF COLON CANCER IN LAB ANIMALS BY 30-PERCENT.

VT=VO (FILE)
AND FINALLY, HEART DOCTORS MAY =NOT= BE DOING ENOUGH TO DETECT AND TREAT HIGH

CHOLESTEROL. SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THAT THE AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL SAVES LIVES BY REDUCING COMPLICATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH HEART DISEASE. DOCTORS AT AN AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY MEETING ARE EXAMINING THE ROLL OF BETA-BLOCKER DRUGS AND OTHER TECHNIQUES TO TREAT CORONARY DISEASE. IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT ADULTS ARE TESTED FOR THEIR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS EVERY FIVE YEARS.

RICK=ON CAM

THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[Hanna-murder]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mhi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 19-year-old woman charged in the murder of Stacey Hanna was found guilty of first degree murder this weekend.
Stephanie Cull was sentenced to 20 years in prison for beating and stabbing 18 year old Lynchburg resident Stacey Hanna, and leaving her for dead.
The killing took place in Chesterfield County and is believed to be part of a lover's quarrel involving two lesbians.
Two women have already been convicted of capital murder -- and a fourth will go on trial for the same charge.

[E-Legislators-Opinions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34]
[GRAPHIC=david bowers]


A sixth district congressional race between Roanoke Mayor David Bowers and incumbent Bob Goodlatte could prove to be interesting, at least according to a few Southwest Virginia lawmakers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Some state legislators think Mayor Bowers could do well in a race against the incumbent, others-- not.
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[SOT=12:28:32/12:27:00/12:31:26]
[IN Q=I THINK HE]

((JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR; I THINK HE WOULD MAKE A STRONG CANDIDATE. AND HE REPRESENTS, AS MAYOR OF ROANOKE CITY, A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE SIXTH DISTRICT.)) ((CHIP WOODRUM/ROANOKE DELEGATE; MAYOR BOWERS WOULD MAKE A VERY CREDIBLE CANDIDATE. HE WOULD HAVE STRONG SUPPORT I THINK IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. AND I THINK WOULD DO VERY WELL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. I'M GLAD WE HAVE SOMEBODY OF HIS STATURE INTERESTED IN SEEKING THE NOMINATION AND INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR THE SEAT IN CONGRESS.)) ((MORGAN GRIFFITH/SALEM DELEGATE; I THINK BOB WOULD GO BACK WITH 60-70 PERCENT OF THE VOTE, JUST LIKE HE HAS IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :07]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :25]
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[OUT Q=IN THE PAST.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Local democratic leaders announced Friday that the mayor is seriously considering a campaign for the sixth district congressional seat.

Bob Goodlatte has served that region since 1992.[Paraplegic-Strongman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Getting and staying in shape is never easy. Try doing it from a wheelchair.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Samuel Johnson, Junior of Chatham does. A 1996 car accident left everything from his waist down crushed. Doctors diagnosed him as a paraplegic and said he'd never walk again. Nearly a year later, "SAMPSON"--as his friends have dubbed him--not only proved doctors wrong, but emerged victorious in a national bodybuilding competition.
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[VO-NAT=09:49:02]
[RUNS=:04]
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[SOT=09:23:02]
[IN Q=I LOST]

((SAMUEL JOHNSON, JUNIOR/"SAMPSON"; I LOST 31 POUNDS IN TWO MONTHS. TEN POUNDS OF BODY FAT FROM 19-PERCENT I WENT DOWN TO TEN PERCENT. MORE MUSCLE. I BECAME MORE MUSCULAR. YOU COULD SEE IT IN MY SHOULDERS, MY CHEST, MY ABDOMEN, MY ARMS. AND I LIKED THE WAY I LOOKED.))
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Apparently the judges did too. Sampson won 50-thousand dollars in cash and prizes and was one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's special guest two weeks ago at the "Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic"--one of the most prestigious bodybuilding competitions in the world. The 33-year old Southside resident downplays his accomplishments, saying he just wants to be good role model for others to follow.
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In sports, the weary Charlotte Hornets fall to Cleveland 97-to-82.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
A stabbing in Franklin County has left one man dead and another in police custody.
Authorities say 46-year-old Thomas Darnell Palmer was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife. John Amos Nolen of Penhook has been arrested.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it took four fire companies to fight a brush fire in Botetourt County yesterday afternoon. The warmer temperatures and careless hikers are apparently to blame.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Roanoke Mayor David Bowers still has not confirmed whether he will campaign against congressman Bob Goodlatte for the sixth district seat this fall. Meantime state lawmakers are already speculating on how the race may turn out.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]



[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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