[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


With the stroke of a pen, Governor Gilmore has made Virginia the latest state to ban so-called "partial birth" abortions.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And U-S Secretary of State Madeline Albright says Virginia should stop tonight's scheduled execution of a Paraguayan man.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Scattered showers are making their way across the region this morning, as a cold front slowly heads eastward.
The complete Tuesday outlook-- coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

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





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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[E-Turner]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-25 TC 31:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The verdict is in, and a Pittsylvania County jury says Mark Turner should spend 38-years in jail for killing his wife.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham;]


Jurors found the 29-year old Axton man guilty last night.
He was convicted of shooting 31-year old Kimberly Turner in the head last October.
The defense claimed the shooting was an accident-- and Mark Turner was too drunk to know what he was doing.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says Turner was mad because he thought his wife was having an affair.
He says alcohol is no excuse.
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[SOT 10:25:43-:02]
[IN Q=When people do things that]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pitts. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=diminish my responsibility.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Turner is in jail this morning.
Formal sentencing is set for June fifth.

(----------------)[Breard]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore says he will wait to see what the U-S Supreme Court decides today before acting on Secretary of State Madeline Albright's request that he block the execution of a man from Paraguay.
[ss=Virginia Death Penalty]


Angel Francisco Breard is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight for the 1992 stabbing death of an Arlington woman in her apartment.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Breard's appeal for a stay today.

[ABORTION-BILL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# from 98-17]
[GRAPHIC=abortion]


Yesterday, Governor Gilmore made the commonwealth the 23rd state to ban so-called partial birth abortions in Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the new law.
Attending the bill-signing ceremony were religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and the Reverand Jerry Falwell.
There were also some 150 ANTI-abortion activists on hand.
Gilmore called the late term procedure repulsive and medically unnecessary.
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[MO-TORNADO]


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


It will be a day of clean-up across Missouri, after spring storms brought widespread damage but no injuries.
One tornado touched down in central missouri.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]

[4:00:00]
In St. Louis, the storm spawned tornado-LIKE winds damaging about three dozens buildings in a warehouse area.
The winds were strong enough to collapse the wall of a large furniture store.
Other buildings had their roofs torn off.
[SUPER=03- Birmingham, AL;]

[4:02:24]
Meantime, in Alabama the funerals continue for the victim's of last week's tornados.
In all, the twisters were blamed for the deaths of 33 in Alabma and five in Georgia.
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[Ireland-Clinton]


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


President Clinton heads to Alabama tomorrow to get a first hand look at tornado damage.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Meantime, it's still unclear whether the President will be taking a trip to Northern Ireland on the heels of that country's historic peace pact.
The Irish people vote on the deal May 22nd.
President Clinton says U-S should only take on a supporting role.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CLINTON:I THINK WHAT WE SHOULD ALL BE FOCUSED ON NOW IS GETTING THE FACTS OF THE AGREEMENT OUT TO THE IRISH PUBLICS. LETTING THE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH AND IN THE REPUBLIC VOTE THEIR CONVICTIONS AND THEN SEE WHERE WE ARE. ))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=where we are.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Today the Clinton Administration focuses on improving safety in the skies, issuing its most wanted list of safety improvements.
At the top of the list: proposals requiring more rigorous engine inspections and the mandatory installation of enhanced ground-warning systems within the next 3 years.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports,a high school standout on the hardwood is staying for Virginia to play college hoops.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=join us for that.]



[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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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Lewis Huff/National Wild Turkey Federation; :24]
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[SUPER=12-Bedford Co.; :53]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Drug-Arrests]


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


Ten people have been arrested after a drug sweep in northwest Roanoke.
Officers working undercover last Friday and Saturday in the Melrose Avenue neighborhood posed as addicts and made drug buys.
Once the dealers were arrested, the police then pretended to be dealers themselves, selling imitation crack cocaine.
Police say the investigation was in response to complaints about increased drug trafficking in the Melrose area.

[Boty-Zoning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=net-o]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The idea of an apartment complex moving into Botetourt County is creating a stir.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville;]


This three-acre field off Route 220 was once slated for a retirement community -- but a 41-unit apartment complex may sprout up here instead.
First developers must sell the idea of brick colonial townhouses for young professionals.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:22:48]
[IN Q=The demand]

((RODNEY SPICKARD/DEVELOPER: THE DEMAND FOR APARTMENTS IS HIGH. THERE HASN'T BEEN APARTMENTS BUILT IN DALEVILLE FOR 20 YEARS. AND BOTETOURT COUNTY NEEDS APARTMENTS BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO BUY HOMES OR LAND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY BECAUSE THE VALUE OF LAND KEEPS INCREASING EACH YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Spickard/Developer;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=each year]
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[VO-NAT]


But neighbors say the apartment complex will cause their property values to DROP.
And nearby businesses dread more cars cutting through their lots.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:14:40]
[IN Q=This is going to]

((LEE SMITH/NEIGHBOR: THIS IS GOING TO INCREASE TRAFFIC SO MUCH THROUGH THIS AREA THAT IT WILL BE UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN, PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEW FACILITY, AND NEIGHBORS HERE IN CEDAR RIDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Smith/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=here in Cedar Ridge]
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[VO-NAT]


The Planning Commission has approved the apartment complex -- now it just needs the go-ahead from the Board of Supervisors.
There will be a public hearing April 21st.
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[E-Bank-Mergers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-21 TC 36:40]
[GRAPHIC=banking]


Bank mergers are all over the news lately.
One of two recently-proposed mergers would create the biggest bank in the country... though it shouldn't have much local impact.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, that doesn't mean local banks are not watching these developments very closely.
(/////SOT/////)

[add cart and video to end of pkg -- first union video on "bank merger" tape]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The news]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; 00]
[SUPER=01-Hugh McColl/NationsBank CEO; :14]
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital; :33]
[SUPER=@Scott2;1:00]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke]

(( The news out of Charlotte is big.
A merger between NationsBank and San Francisco-based Bank of America would create the biggest bank in the country.
A 60-billion dollar merger, that the CEOs of both banks said was a good thing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tc 15:04:58]
[IN Q=dave and I believe]

((HUGH MCCOLL/NATIONSBANK CEO: DAVE AND I BELIEVE ... BIGGER IS INDEED BETTER.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=INDEED BETTER]


Whether that's true or not, getting bigger is definitely the trend in banking.
Another proposed merger between First Chicago and Columbus, Ohio-based BancOne would create the biggest bank in the Midwest.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10 40 59]
[IN Q=everybody's trying]

((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO GET MARRIED, FIND A PARTNER, IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=TO SURVIVE]


Roanoke bank analyst John Clarke says the question is: Who's next? [stock pre-pro]
Local banks watched their stocks go up today.
Clarke said buyers want to get in on the action, if a local bank is the next one struck by merger mania.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10 42 48]
[IN Q=somebody's]

((JOHN CLARKE: SOMEBODY'S BUYING THEM, THINKING BIG UNCLE'S GOING TO COME ALONG AND PAY A LOT OF CASH FOR THOSE BANKS. WE'LL SEE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=WE'LL SEE]

[***ADD THIS CART AND VIDEO***] [shots of First Union on "BANK MERGER" tape]
One other big news item in the banking world.
The Federal Reserve Board conditionally approved First Union's 17-billion dollar merger with Philadelphia-based CoreStates.
The deal can go ahead IF, the Fed said, First Union needs to take measures to make sure the banking industry stays competitive.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.))
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[2-Scores]


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


In sports, the Warthogs couldn't stand the storm as they fall to the Avalanche in Salem, with a final of 8-6.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Two-Steve]


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


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



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=08-Steve/Pardon :00]
[SUPER=16-Sherry Crumley/National Wild Turkey Federation; :16]
[SUPER=04-File; :27]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=to all wild life]


[Steve Live]

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


[2-E-Turner]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-25 TC 31:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County jury has found 29-year-old Mark Turner guilty of murdering his wife.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham;]


Last night jurors also recommended that the Axton man spend 38 years in jail for his crime.
He was found guilty of shooting 31-year old Kimberly Turner in the head last October.
The defense claimed the shooting was an accident-- and Mark Turner was too drunk to know what he was doing.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says Turner was mad because he thought his wife was having an affair.
He says alcohol is no excuse.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:25:43-:02]
[IN Q=When people do things that]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pitts. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=diminish my responsibility.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Turner's formal sentencing is set for June fifth.

(----------------)[2-Breard]



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


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says Americans abroad could be at risk if Virginia executes a death-row inmate from Paraguay.
Albright has asked Governor Gilmore to block tonight's scheduled execution of Angel Francisco Breard (AHN'-hel fran-SIS'-koh BRAY'-ahrd).
But her written plea is at odds with a Justice Department request to the Supreme Court that the execution proceed -- despite objections from Paraguay and the World Court.
[ss=virginia death penalty]


The World Court says Breard's case violated a treaty with Paraguay because that country's consulate was not notified of his case.
Breard was convicted of the 1992 stabbing death of a woman in her Arlington apartment.

[5-Walton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-19 16:30]
[GRAPHIC=Walton]


Attorneys for Danville spree killer Percy Walton faced skeptical justices in front of Virginia's highest court yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/January 1997;]


Walton was given the death sentence for the Thanksgiving week of 1996 murders of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick, and nearby neighbor Archie Moore.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, Walton's attorney argued other cases with more brutal elements have gotten lighter sentences.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:05:23]
[IN Q=Our point]

((OUR POINT IS THAT THE FACTS OF THIS CASE, NO MATTER HOW UNPLEASANT THEY ARE, ARE NOT NEARLY AS EGREGIOUS AS THE FACTS IN THESE SAMPLE CASES.))
[SOT 09:05:36]

((JUSTICE LEROY HASSELL: THE FACTS ARE PRETTY EGREGIOUS FACTS TO ME. YOU HAVE A FELLOW WHO COMMITS MULTIPLE MURDERS. HE KILLS...HIS OR HER SPOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Gott/Walton's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Justice Leroy Hassell/Va. Supreme Court; :18]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=his or her spouse.]
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The court's decision is expected in several weeks.

[5-Partial-Birth]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-17 20:45]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Virginia is now the 23rd state to enact a ban on what opponents call a "partial birth" abortion.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore signed the bill to take effect July first.
The State Capitol ceremony drew such conservative luminaries as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape one 12:09:06]
[IN Q=This procedure]

((THIS PROCEDURE KNOWN AS PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION IS PARTICULARLY REPULSIVE AND IS NEVER MEDICALLY NECESSARY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=medically necessary.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg Senator Steve Newman co-sponsored the bill.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE ONE 12:39:06]
[IN Q=The language]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: THE LANGUAGE THAT HAS BEEN TOPPLED IN THE COURTS OF COURSE IS MOSTLY BASED ON THE OHIO LAW, WHICH WAS VAGUE. I THINK EVERYONE UP HERE AGREES THAT IT WAS VAGUE. THIS LAW OF COURSE IS BASED ON THE AMA'S LANGUAGE.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 13:16:34]

((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THIS IS BASICALLY A COOKIE CUTTER LAW. 22 STATES HAVE ADOPTED LAWS. ALL OF THEM LOOK JUST ABOUT THE SAME. AND ALL OF THEM LOOK JUST SO SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. THIS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT FROM 12 OTHER STATES WHO ADOPTED PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BANS AND HAD THE STRUCK DOWN BY THE COURTS AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
[SUPER=@Newman;]
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; :12]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=Unconstitutional.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Planned Parenthood of Virginia says the law's vague language could actually prohibit first and second trimester abortions.

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


A shipment of vietnam war-era napalm is headed to a disposal site in Indiana this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


Only now, the head of the storage facility says he doesn't want it.
The president of "pollution control industries" says it's the right environmental thing to do, but his company can't stand the political pressure.
But California officials insist the project is safe.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:06:09]
[IN Q=]

(( REP. RON PACKARD&1/4R-CALIFORNIA NAPALM IS SAFER TO SHIP THAN PROPANE AND A VARIETY OF OTHER SUBSTANCES THAT WE DAILY SHIP ACCROSS THE COUNTRY. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Ron Packard/(R) California;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=across the country.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 12 thousand gallons of napalm has been stored in California for decades.
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[2-MO-TORNADO]


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


The clean-up begins today across Missouri, after spring storms left widespread damage.
At least one torando touched down in the center of the state.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]

[4:00:00]
The storm also spawned tornado-LIKE winds damaging about three dozen building in St. Louis.
The winds were strong enough to collapse the wall of a large furniture store.
Roofs were torn off of surrounding buildings and pieces of roof material could be seen clinging to the trees.
Officials say no injuries were reported.
(----------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Winston Salem Warthogs just couldn't make it past the Avalanche on the diamond last night.
Mike Stevens has your highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mornin' once again]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



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

[Lottery ]

Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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[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=Under cover and]
[SUPER=12-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=13-Mike Price/National Wild Turkey Federation; :23]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=Been out hunting? Once!]


[Steve Live]

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


[Health-Check]


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


In this morning's health check, too many doctors are turning away from specialized medicine.
Rick Jackson has that story and more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((WONDER WHY YOU SOMETIMES WAIT FOREVER IN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE? IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE OF PHYSICIANS.
VT=VO

A NEW SURVERY SHOWS THERE ACTUALLY MAY BE TOO MANY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT'S BECAUSE MANY MEDICAL STUDENTS HAVE SWITCHED INTO PRIMARY CARE, RATHER THAN A SPECIALIZED FIELD. MEDICALS SCHOOLS ARE BEING URGED TO COUNSEL STUDENTS TO LOOK AT ALL FIELDS WHEN CHOOSING THEIR PROFESSION.

ONCAM=

A NEW DISCOVERY IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE COMMON COLD. RESEACHERS SAY THEY HAVE CREATED AN IMAGE OF THE DOORWAY USED BY THE COLD VIRUS TO INFECT HUMAN CELLS. THEY USED A TECHNIQUE TO MAKE AN ATOMIC MAP OF THE RECEPTOR. THAT'S A KIND OF CHEMICAL DOORWAY INTO THE HUMAN CELL. EXPERTS SAY THE DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO A TREATMENT FOR THE COMMON COLD.

VT=VO

AND THERE'S ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO EAT CARROTS. THEY MIGHT FIGHT CANCER. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL CANCER RESEARCH SAYS A COMMON DERIVATIVE OF VITAMIN A MAY BLOCK CANCER. AND CARROTS ARE LOADED WITH WHAT'S CALLED RETINOIC ACID. LAST JUNE, RESEARCHERS AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH REPORTED THEY FOUND RETINOIC ACID CAN REVERSE EFFECTS OF EMPHYSEMA IN LAB RATS. AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))


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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-22 TC 35:54]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


The town of Blacksburg wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of Maurice Taylor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 1995;]


Taylor was shot 18 times after he allegedly pulled a B-B gun when police tried to serve a warrant.
Yesterday Judge Sam Wilson asked the plaintiff's attorney if he can prove Taylor was shot AFTER he fell the ground.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[TIMECODE=1:36:07]
[IN Q=it's sometimes]

((BILL CRUEY/PAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY; IT'S SOMETIMES HARD TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO. IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE HE'S NOT LOOKING AT IT FAVORABLY, BUT OF COURSE THE COURT'S GOING TO CONSIDER ALL THE ISSUES AND I'M SURE WILL ISSUE THE DECISION HE FEELS IS RIGHT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER CONSIDERING THE BRIEFS FILED BY EACH SIDE. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cruey/Plaintiff's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=by each side.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The judge says he'll review the facts and issue a ruling later.

[BOTETOURT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=from 98-31]


The Botetourt County commission will hold a public hearing next month as it considers whether to approve the building of a new apartment complex.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville;]


The brick townhouses would go up on a three acre lot off of Route 2-20.
The site was originally planned for a retirement community.
The county planning commision has already approved the development.
But some neary residents and businesses are voicing opposition for fear of increased traffic and a drop in property values.
The hearing is set for April 21st.
(----------------)


[E-Craig-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[TAPE#98-28 TC 26:49]
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You've seen people who have those rough-cut heavy beams across the ceiling of a brand new home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


This is the kind of place they came from... IF they're real.
John Fultineer (full-tuh-NEAR) and his four sons recycle lumber.
In this case, they're demolishing a couple of buildings at the Craig Springs Camp.
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[SOT 2:23:30]
[IN Q=]

((YOU GO IN THE OLD HOMES, YOU SEE THE BEAMS GOING ACROSS THE OLD HOMES. THAT'S RECYCLED OUT OF THESE OLD BUILDINGS. Because you can't come up with that stuff anymore, it's too expensive, or what. AND PEOPLE WANT THE OLD ANTIQUE LOOK ANYMORE. ))
[SUPER=07-John Fultineer;]
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[OUT Q=look anymore]
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[VO-NAT]


But some people in this rural area are none too happy about the loss of local heritage.
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[SOT 2:40]
[IN Q=The few people]

((THE FEW PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD A LITTLE EXCITED ABOUT IT BEING HISTORICAL... SINCE IT WAS BUILT IN THE LATE 1800'S. AND IT WAS A GOOD BUILDING. THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT. WHY THEY TORE IT DOWN, I DON'T KNOW. IT'S NONE OF MY BUSINESS. ))
[SUPER=07-Fred Leffel;]
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[OUT Q=of my business.]
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[VO-NAT]


Directors at the camp now run by Christian churches in Virginia had some safety concerns about the buildings. They'd begun to deteriorate.
Fultineer says they'll be gone by the end of the week.
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[Concert-Concerns]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
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Hospitals and businesses close to Victory Stadium are expressing concerns about the upcoming Dave Matthews Band concert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The event takes place on Saturday. The Roanoke Civic Center is shuttling people to and from the stadium.
But a hospital director has two primary concerns.
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[SOT=16:39:52]
[IN Q=THE MAJOR CONCERN]

((LUCAS SNIPES/RMH HOSPITAL DIRECTOR; THE MAJOR CONCERN FIRST AND FOREMOST IS ACCESS TO THE HOSPITAL. AS A MAJOR TRAUMA CENTER, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE EASY ACCESS FOR THE AMBULANCES AND EMS SYSTEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Lucas Snipes/RMH Hospital Director;]
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[OUT Q=EMS SYSTEMS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wiley Drive and Reserve Avenue will be blocked off the day of the concert.
Businesses along the road fear that will mean a loss of customers.
The manager of a Farm, Home and Garden care store says he's been down this road before.
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[SOT=16:15:08]
[IN Q=MOST ANY EVENT]

((TOM BLEVINS/SOUTHERN STATES MGR.; MOST ANY EVENT WHICH REQUIRES THE CLOSING OF RESERVE AVENUE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THIS IS A PROBLEM. AND IT'S USUALLY ON A SATURDAY.))
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[OUT Q=ON A SATURDAY.]
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[Talent=Kimberly]
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An estimated 30-thousand are expected at the gala event.[E-Jumper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mfe]
[TAPE#=98-23 TC 35:11]
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When Gertrude Jumper lost almost all her belongings to fire, one area bus driver took matters into his own hands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Wendell Poff doesn't know Jumper very well-- she just rides his bus every so often.
But when he heard her house had burned last week, he did what he thought was right.
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[SOT 14:20:57]
[IN Q=One hundred]

((WENDELL POFF/VALLEY METRO: 103 YEARS OLD AND THEN SOMETHING TRAGIC HAPPENS TO HER, IT JUST HURT ME AWFUL BAD, I KNOW IT HURT HER, AND I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO LET HER KNOW THAT THE WHOLE WORLD'S NOT BAD.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Poff/Valley Metro; ]
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[OUT Q=not bad.]
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[VO-NAT]


Poff met with Jumper yesterday afternoon and gave her the more than four-hundred- dollars he collected from friends and co- workers in less than a week.
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[SOT 13:46:58]
[IN Q=It'll help]

((GERTRUDE JUMPER: IT'LL HELP A WHOLE LOT BECAUSE, I DON'T GET NO MONEY BUT ONCE A MONTH, WHAT LITTLE THAT IS, BY THE TIME I PAY MY BILLS, WHY, ALL OF THAT'S GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Gertrude Jumper/Fire Victim; RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=that's gone.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The fire that gutted her home started in an abandoned building next- door. [Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
Governor Gilmore says he will wait to see what the U-S Supreme Court decides today before acting on Secretary of State Madeline Albright's request that he block the execution of a man from Paraguay.
Angel Francisco Breard is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight for the stabbing death of a woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A Pittsylvania County jury says Mark Turner should spend 38-years in jail for killing his wife.
Jurors found the 29-year old Axton man guilty last night.
He was convicted of shooting 31-year old Kimberly Turner in the head last October.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia yesterday became the 23rd state to enact a ban on what opponents call a "partial birth" abortion. Governor Jim Gilmore signed the bill to take effect July first.