[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An amateur photographer captures dramatic pictures of one of Sunday's devastating twisters.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a 17 year old Bedford County students could face charges for giving a classmate a near lethal dose of the so called date rape drug.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The heat will be on for one more day, then more moderate temperatures will arrive with the passage of a cold front.


Expect more sunshine today, but then wet weather by tomorrow.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[E-Date-Rape]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-29 TC 11:48]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Reckless endangerment charges could be in the future of one Bedford County teen after he allegedly gave a near-lethal dose of a "date-rape" drug to a classmate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened at Staunton River High School last Friday.
Police say one 17-year old boy gave another boy a capful of "G-H-B" to drink.
G-H-B, or Gamma Hydroxy (byoo-tih-rate) Butyrate can induce drowsiness and incoherence in a person.
The victim immediately fell ill, and went into cardiac arrest while he was being brought to the hospital.
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[SOT 5:33:04]
[IN Q=It tells you]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT TELLS YOU WHERE TO GET THE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS, A LOT OF IT IS, TO MAKE THIS. BUT AT THIS POINT WE DON'T WHERE HE GOT IT, IF HE MADE IT, IF SOMEONE MADE IT AND GAVE IT TO HIM OR IF HE PURCHASED IT. WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]


The teen who drank the drug has since been released from the hospital.
Authorities are deciding how to charge the 17-year old who brought the substance to school.
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[E-Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-33 TC 3:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire that gutted a third of a Northwest Roanoke home last night may have been intentionally set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Some neighbors were the first to spot the fire.
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[SOT 22:14:54]
[IN Q=Me and him]
[OUT Q=was anybody home]
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[SOT 22:15:13]
[IN Q=the flames]
[SUPER=01-William Blair/Witness;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=couldn't go inside]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters say it took them fifteen to twenty minutes to douse the blaze.
Police had been out to the home earlier last night, responding to the report of a burglary.
Investigators are looking into the possibility of arson.
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[Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=gol]
[TAPE#=NET-]
[GRAPHIC=TOBACCO]


In Washington, Senators negotiating a national tobacco settlement say tobacco companies should not have to pay more than six-point-five billion dollars a year in damages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[VIDEO AND BITES FROM 4PM NATIONAL FEED]
That's part of a 500-billion dollar settlement the Senate commerce committee will consider Wednesday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=four hundred thousand]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/(R) ARIZONA: 400,000 PEOPLE A YEAR DIE PREMATURELY FROM SMOKING-RELATED DISEASE AND ILLNESSES. AND OVER 4.5 MILLION TEENS SMOKE. EVERY DAY 3,000 CHILDREN TAKE UP AN ADDICTION THAT WILL KILL ONE THIRD OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=third of them]
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[VO-NAT]


Critics said the settlement does not do enough to punish tobacco companies if children keep smoking.
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[SOT 16:51:12]
[IN Q=today the children]

((SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY/(D) MASSACHUSETTS: THE COMMERCE COMMITTEE PROPOSAL DOES TOO LITTLE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SMOKING, AND DOES FAR TOO MUCH TO PROJECT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY FROM ITS VICTIMS.))
[SUPER=07-Sen. Edward Kennedy]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=ITS VICTIMS]
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[VO-NAT]


The White House said there's room for "real improvement" in the settlement.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A chartered plane carrying a British soccer team crash-landed in London today in an aborted take-off after the right engine caught fire.
The plane's forty passengers and four crew evacuated safely.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL;]

[4:13:23]
And in Florida an engine Fire forced a Toronto- bound 7-27 to abort its takeoff last night.
More than 180 passengers were evacuated via emergency chutes.
A few passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
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[tornado-home-video]


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


Officials adding up the damage from
Sunday's tornadoes in southern Minnesota have counted more than

600 destroyed homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ulm, MN;]

[4:00:38]
Take a look at this dramatic home video of just one of the twisters that touched down.
You can see the storm is about a mile wide.
The man who took this video shot it from his backyard.
Moments later he and his son ran to the basement for cover.
[SUPER=03-St. Peter, MN;]


Two people died in the weekend storms, including a six year old boy.
This morning several towns are still without water.. sewer or electricity.. and it could be days before they are restored.
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[DENTIST-HIV]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=supreme court]


The U-S Supreme Court is wrestling with a major test of disability rights.
Yesterday, the justices heard arguments about whether a dentist violated the Americans with diabilities act when he refused to treat an H-I-V positive woman in his office.
Stepanie Lambidakis reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Randon Bragdon/Dentist; :54]
[SUPER=01-Chai Feldblum/ADA Backer; 1:34]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Lambidakis/Reporting; 1:41]
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[OUT Q=Washington][1-Sports]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=mEN'S FINAL FOUR]


In sports, they're not called the come-back Cats for no reason. Kentucky dazzled in last night's N-C-Double-A championship.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=N-C-double-A tournament.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
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[E-Tech-Computers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-21]
[GRAPHIC=virginia tech]


Educators from around the country are converging on Virginia Tech for a lesson in technology.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The two- day conference is underway.
It's aimed at teaching educators new ways to put computers to work in the classroom.
Franklin County's director of secondary education was among yesterday's speakers.
The school system and Virginia Tech have worked out a partnership that provides additional training for Franklin County's teachers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't want]

((BETTY BLAIR/FRANKLIN CO. SECONDARY ED. DIR.:WE DON'T WANT CHILDREN SITTING DOWN AND USING THE INTERNET JUST FOR THE SAKE OF USING THE INTERNET WE WANT THEM TO USE IT BECAUSE THERE'S INSTRUCTIONAL VALUE AND BECAUSE THESE THINGS ARE SO NEW WE HAVE TO TRAIN OUR TEACHERS FIRST SO THAT THEY CAN, IN TURN, TEACH THE CHILDREN HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE THESE NEW TOOLS. ))
[SUPER=Betty Blair/Franklin Co. Secondary Ed. Dir.; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=new tools.]
[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=]


The two day conference will wrap up today at Virginia Tech.

[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-24 TC 11:58]
[GRAPHIC=Explore Park]


It's nearly time for Roanoke's Explore Park to open its doors to the public again.
And visitors this season will be getting more for their money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


One million dollars of new attractions fill the park -- including a hunter's camp built near a bubbling spring.
People like Daniel Boone boiled the salt from Roanoke's water -- back when salt and skins measured a man's worth.
And this season's visitors will be the first to hit the trails in a horse and buggy.
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[SOT 11:40:21]
[IN Q=There will be a slight]

((EDDIE GOODE/PARK INTERPRETER: THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THAT BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE INTERPRETERS AS YOU GO ALONG WITH THAT. IT WILL ADD SOME ENTERTAINMENT AND MOVEMENT IN THE PARK.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Goode/Park Interpreter;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=IN THE PARK]
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[VO-NAT]


A Presbyterian church from 18-80 has been transplanted from Botetourt County, and an upscale restaurant and pub is being built inside an 18th century building.
A one-room schoolhouse joins a looming room on a 19th century farm.
There's even a new gateway leading into the park -- called the Roanoke River Parkway.
Events this season will include a native American pow-wow, a pre-civil war weekend, and battle re-enactments.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=men's final four]


In sports, the Wildcats of Kentucky storm back from a 41-to-31 halftime deficit to defeat Utah in last night's N-C-Double-A championship.
The final score was Kentucky, 78, and Utah, 69.
Now let's check out the scoreboards.
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(I'll call for board)
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[5-Date-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-17 5:25]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A "date-rape" drug has landed one Bedford County teen-ager in hot water after authorities say he nearly killed a classmate with the drug.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The incident happened Friday morning at Staunton River High School.
A 17-year old male had about six ounces of the drug "G-H-B" in a soda bottle, and gave another 17-year old male a small amount to drink.
The teen went into cardiac arrest en route to the hospital, and police are still trying to figure out what happened.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:33:59]
[IN Q=At this point]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE HE GOT IT, WHERE HE GOT THE SUBSTANCE, THE CONCOCTION, WHERE HE GOT THE IDEA TO USE IT OR ANYTHING. LIKE I SAY, THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=investigation is continuing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says the formula for G-H-B can be found on the Internet.
The victim has since been released from the hospital.
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[2-E-Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-33 TC 3:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Arson could be behind the fire that gutted part of a Northwest Roanoke home last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Some neighbors were the first to spot the fire.
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[SOT 22:14:54]
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[OUT Q=was anybody home]
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[SOT 22:15:13]
[IN Q=the flames]
[SUPER=01-William Blair/Witness;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=couldn't go inside]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters say it took them fifteen to twenty minutes to douse the blaze.
Police had been out to the home earlier last night, responding to a report of a burglary.
Investigators are looking into the possibility of arson.
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[5-Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=gol]
[TAPE#=598-22 2:26]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]



The tobacco industry might have to pay up... to the tune of more than 500 - BILLION dollars.
That's the latest figure to come out of Washington, where the Senate is considering a settlement with the industry.
The new 500-billion dollar figure is 138-billion dollars MORE than the settlement proposed by lawmakers and tobacco companies last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Skeptics say the bill does NOT do enough to ensure tobacco companies will not try to sell cigarettes to children.
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[SOT 16:17:35]
[IN Q=anytime you spell out]

((ANYTIME YOU SPELL OUT WHAT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY CAN'T DO, THEY ALWAYS FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY CAN DO. THAT'S WHAT WE LEARNED WHEN THEY WERE BANNED FROM ADVERTISING ON RADIO AND MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT, THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SELL THEIR PRODUCT EFFECTIVELY. WE WERE WRONG AND WE COULD BE WRONG AS WELL IF WE ONLY TELL THEM WHAT THEY CAN'T DO.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Waxman/(D) California;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=tell them what they can't do]
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[VO-NAT]


Arizona Senator John McCain introduced the bill yesterday.
His Commerce Committee will consider the legislation tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In London this morning, a chartered plane carrying a British soccer team crash-landed in an aborted take-off after the right engine caught fire.
The plane's forty passengers and four crew evacuated safely.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL]

[4:13:23]
And in Florida an engine Fire forced a Toronto- bound 7-27 to abort its takeoff last night.
More than 180 passengers were evacuated via emergency chutes.
A few passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
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[arkansas-memorial]


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


In Jonesboro, Arkansas today, a community wide memorial service is scheduled for victims of last week's school-yard shooting.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:28:57]
President Clinton will address the service via video-tape from Africa.
Students returned to West-Side Middle School yesterday for the first full week of classes since the shooting that left 4 classmates and one teacher dead.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Kentucky Wildcats are celebrating national title number 7 this morning.
Mike Stevens has a look at last night's N-C-double-A championship.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning once again.]
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[OUT Q=great Tuesday everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Lottery ] Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, hormone replacement therapy could soon be used to treat patients suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=estrogen-the female hormone]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

(RICK) ESTROGEN -- THE FEMALE HORMONE -- MAY HELP SUFFERERS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - BY PREVENTING THE FORMATION OF THE PLAQUE THAT CHARACTERIZES IT. (VO) SCIENTISTS AT THE ALZHEIMER RESEARCH PROGRAM AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY MAY PUT-OFF OR PREVENT THE AILMENT. ONCE THE MECHANISM BETWEEN THE DISEASE AND THE HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY IS UNDERSTOOD, RESEARCHERS HOPE THAT A SAFE ALZHEIMER'S DRUG CAN BE DEVELOPED. PRESENTLY THERE IS NO CURE FOR ALZEHEIMER'S AND NO WAY TO PREVENT IT.

(VO)

AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TEAM HAS DEVELEOPED A QUICK TEST FOR DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS. THE CURRENT T-B TEST FOR DRUG-RESISTANCE IS TIME-CONSUMING. BUT THE NEW TEST IS EXPECTED TO HELP PREVENT THE FURTHER SPREAD OF T-B AND WOULD ALLOW INFECTED PEOPLE TO GET TREATMENT QUICKLY. IF TREATED WITH THE WRONG COCKTAIL OF DRUGS, THE T-B BACTERIUM CAN DEVELOP DRUG-RESISTANT FORMS. THE REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL "NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY."

(VO)
AND DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HAVE FOUND THAT INJECTIONS OF A

GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED HORMONE CAN HELP PATIENTS GROW THEIR OWN BYPASSES. THE PROCEDURE COULD PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY AND ANGIOPLASTY. THE HORMONE ... WHICH NATURALLY OCCURS IN THE BODY ... ALLOWS THE HEART TO SPROUT TINY VESSELS THAT CAN CARRY BLOOD AROUND BLOCKAGES. THE REPORT WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY MEETING.
(ONCAM)

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

[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[E-Stapleton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-37 TC 1:10]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Virginia's new public school superintendent says he'll make school safety a top priority.
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[SOT 01:16:01]
[IN Q=And I think]

((AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT, WHEN WE WATCH THE TV AND WHEN WE SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS, AND EVERY PLACE ELSE. I WILL TRY TO PULL TOGETHER SUPERINTENDENTS FROM AROUND THE STATE, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, PARENTS, PTAS-- I'M GONNA TRY TO PULL A GROUP TOGETHER SO WE CAN START WORKING ON WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA THE SAFEST IN THE NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Stapleton/Super. of Public Instruction; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=the nation.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Paul Stapleton was appointed Superintendent of Public Instruction by Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday.
He was Virginia Superintendent of the Year in 19-96 for his leadership of the school system in rural Charlotte County.
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[E-Abed-foreman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#98-31 TC 8:46]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Four years worth of investigation, another year of trial preparation- and yet the jury in the racketeering trial of the Abed family in Roanoke fell far short of the prosecution's expectations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Jury foreman Bill Moore says the government's case was overblown.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:30]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((A LOT OF THOSE ACTS WERE SO OLD AND THE EVIDENCE WAS SO THIN. I MEAN IT JUST WASN'T THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Moore/Abed Jury Foreman]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=wasn't there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury was not sequestered; jurors were allowed to go home every night, but they were told NOT to watch T-V or read the newspaper.
[SUPER=04-Last Year]


The defendants changed into civilian clothes everyday for the trial. The marshals were careful not to handcuff them until the jury was out of the room.
[SUPER=04-March 4]


So the jury had no idea that most of the defendants remained locked up- held withOUT bond while they waited a YEAR to be tried.
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[SOT 19:00]
[IN Q=We noticed]

((WE NOTICED THE LITTLE WRIST BANDS AND THINGS ON SOME OF THEM, LOOKED LIKE THEY'D BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL, AND WE WERE SORT OF CHATTING AMONG OURSELVES IN THE JURY ROOM AND WE SAID, "ARE THESE PEOPLE STILL IN JAIL, OR WHAT?"))
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[OUT Q=jail or what?]
[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


Court personnel said it was one of the most attentive juries ever, despite the fact the trial lasted more than two

months.[Vehicle-Maintenance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


How routinely you maintenance your car may determine whether it's ready for the sudden stint of record warm temperatures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mechanics say a lack of vehicle care can result in being stranded.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=17:08:03]
[IN Q=THE WORST THING]

((PAT FLINT/"FLINT'S" AMOCO; THE WORST THING THAT CATCHES UP IS WHEN WE GET A HOT SPELL LIKE THIS AFTER IT'S BEEN COLD. YOU CAN GET A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH A CAR THAT'S BEEN NEGLECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/"Flint's" Amoco;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=BEEN NEGLECTED.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Flint says one of the main problems is usually battery-related. Other setbacks can include low fluid levels and worn belts and tires.
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[E-Dave-Matthews]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-25 TC 12:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A rock concert in Roanoke next month could bring a record crowd to Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Close to 25-thousand tickets have already been sold for the April 18th concert that features the Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Hornsby.
Though Victory Stadium has a capacity of 35-thousand for the concert, sales have been strong up and down the east coast, and a sell-out is possible.
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((JIM EVANS/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THE MAJORITY OF THEM OF COURSE ARE COMING FROM VIRGINIA, BUT FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY A NEAT THING TO HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE COME IN. IT SHOULD BE A HUGE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERYBODY.))
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The concert will be held rain or shine. The city will have shuttle buses bringing fans to the stadium from satellite parking areas.

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In sports, it took a pair of second-half comebacks in the Final Four for Kentucky to lock up its seventh N-C-A-A basketball title by defeating Utah 78 to 69.
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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A Bedford County teen could face reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly gave a near-lethal dose of a "date-rape" drug to a classmate at Staunton River High School last Friday.

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A suspicious fire last night gutted a third of a Northwest Roanoke home. Police were called to the home hours before the fire to investigate reports of a burglary.

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And, Governor Gilmore has chosen school supertinedent and former principal Paul Stapleton to lead the state's department of public education.

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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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