[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News 7 morning, another house fire in northwest Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a cigarette could be to blame for a fire in Bedford County that took the life of a toddler.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Variable cloudiness across the region at this hour-- but we'll be looking forward to plenty of sunshine again today.

Things will turn wet again by tomorrow, though, as a front heads our way.
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[House-Blaze]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-37]
[GRAPHIC=Fire investigation]


Another house has gone up in flames in northwest Roanoke.
While the cause of the blaze remains under investigation some nearby residents supsect arson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The home at 50-30 Logan Avenue caught fire around 11 PM.
Firefighters had the blaze under control within minutes.
They weren't immediately able to determine the cause of the fire, but they think they know where it originated.
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[SOT=22:45:17]
[IN Q=IT SEEMS IT'S]

((BILLY OBENCHAIN/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; IT SEEMS IT'S IN THE BACK DOOR HERE. THE BACK DOOR AREA WHICH APPEARS IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE KITHCEN AREA. IT MAY HAVE STARTED SOMEWHERE IN THAT LOCATION BECAUSE THE MOST EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE IS TOWARD THE BACK OF THE HOUSE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Obenchain/Roanoke Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=THE HOUSE HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The current homeowner had just fixed-up the house before putting it on the market.
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[SOT=23:09:14]
[IN Q=MY AUNT HAD]

((KEN ST. CLAIR/HOME OWNER; MY AUNT HAD PASSED AWAY AND SOME OF THE THINGS NEEDED TO BE FIXED UP BEFORE WE SOLD THE HOUSE. AND WE HAD JUST COMPLETED THE RENOVATIONS. OF COURSE AS YOU CAN SEE SOMETHING HAPPENED TO IT AND IT CAUGHT FIRE TONIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=FIRE TONIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]


No one was injured in the fire.
A neighbor of that community suspects arson, saying that over the past year, fires have been set to anything that will burn, from trash cans to a home which used to fill this vacant lot.
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[E-Big-Island-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-36 TC 8:25]
[GRAPHIC=Fire investigation]


Careless smoking could be to blame in the fire that killed a Bedford County toddler Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Sunday;]


Two-year old Victoria Parker's body was found in her father's burning mobile home near Big Island.
Her five-year old brother and uncle fled the trailer- and both suffered burns.
The home belonged to John Lee, who had left his two children with his brother while he went to work.
Investigators say the blaze started in a recliner in the living room area.
The children's father told police he smoked a cigarette before leaving the house, but can't remember how he disposed of it.
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[ABORTION-RULING]


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


Defense attorneys say they'll appeal a federal jury ruling against anti- abortion protest organizers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, Il;]

The case involved an unusual use of a racketeering law designed to fight organized crime.
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/January 29]


The federal jury ruled that anti-abortion protesters used threats and violence to shut down clinics.
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[4:10:26-39]
[IN Q=The injunctive relief is crucial so..]
[SUPER=01-Lowell Sachnoff/Plaintiffs' attorney;]
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[OUT Q=that's over.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abortion foes have been ordered to pay 258- thousand dollars -- but the class-action ruling opens the door for more claims which could eventually cost the movement millions.
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[E-Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-31 TC 25:33]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]


Credibility has become an issue for the manager of the Revco store where Maurice Taylor was shot and killed by police three years ago.
Attorneys for the town of Blacksburg say Paul Scarafino is NOT reliable.
Yesterday the attorneys responded to Scarafino's recollection of what happened.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9, 1995;]


Scarafino claims the facts surrounding Taylor's death were "covered up".
But according to papers filed in federal court Scarafino was interviewed at least twice by police and never mentioned any discrepancies.
Scarafino says police dragged Taylor's body from the spot where he initally fell and that Taylor's B-B gun was 12-feet away.
He also claims officers later asked him to clean up the blood and that he saw bullet holes in the floor tiles which police later had replaced.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Taylor's family is suing the town.
But the town's attorneys say Scarafino's comments should NOT be admitted because they don't have any relevance in de

termining whether excessive force was used.[PLANE-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=plane crash]


A search resumes this morning for the remains of the 53 people who were aboard a jetliner that slammed into a mountain yesterday in Colombia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia;]


Before the search was called off in the rain last night, only five bodies had been recovered.
The Boeing 7-27 crashed shortly after takeoff from Bogota on a flight to Ecuador.
An air-traffic controller says the plane was supposed to turn 90 degrees to the right after takeoff, but didn't.
Investigators have recovered the plane's black box.
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[GROSSBERG]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


Sources say a manslaughter plea could be coming in the case of a 19- year- old accused of murdering her newborn in a Delaware motel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Amy Grossberg and her boyfriend Brian Peterson are accused of murdering their son in November 19-96.
Last monght Peterson pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Peterson's attorney says he believes the pressure of Grossberg's upcoming trial helped convince her to enter a plea.

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[IN Q=YOU GET TO THE TRIAL...]
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[OUT Q=FEW PEOPLE DON'T BLINK.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier this month, prosecutors agreed to drop the original charge of first-degree murder against Grossberg, deciding to prosecute her for murder by abuse or neglect and second-degree murder.
Jury selection in her trial is set to begin May fifth.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, over a thousand runners hit the pavement yesterday for the Boston marathon.
Denise Allen has the highlights.
Good Morning Denise.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


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



[SUPER=13-Gayle Clingenpeel/City of Roanoke;]




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[STudent-Death]


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


A Liberty University student who refused medical treatment following a car accident in Danville died about three hours later.
A friend said Michael Harris declined treatment by rescue squad members after the crash Sunday because he didn't feel bad.
But the 21-year-old Harris soon began to have trouble breathing. He was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center, where he died.
The cause of death hasn't been determined.

[E-City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-22 TC 49:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert yesterday unveiled a new budget that calls for a hike in water and sewer rates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Herbert outlined a 168-million dollar spending plan. It maintains services, provides for pay raises, and fully funds the school budget.
The proposal also includes the city's share of funding for the Higher Education Center, as well as initial funding for Victory Stadium improvements.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And of course, Victory Stadium]

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND OF COURSE VICTORY STADIUM IS MUCH ON THE MINDS OF CITIZENS AT LEAST ACROSS THE CITY OF ROANOKE. AND I'VE PROVIDED A MULTI-YEAR FUNDING STRATEGY TO TRY AND HAVE FUNDS IN PLACE WHEN CITIZENS AND COUNCIL FINALLY DECIDE WHAT IT IS THEY WANT TO DO. I DON'T THINK THE QUESTION IS IF SOMETHING IS GOING TO BE DONE. IT'S JUST HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST AND WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=@Herbert]
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[OUT Q=when will it happen.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The proposed five percent increase in water and sewer rates would take effect in August. If you want to speak ou

t about it, a public hearing is set for April 30th at the Roanoke Civic Center.[E-Business-Award]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-35 TC 18:44]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking toward new industry.
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[VO-NAT]


The chamber is working a plan to build a regional commerce park.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]



It would let local governments pool their resources.
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[IN Q=FOR A CITY]

((BRAD STIPES/ANDERSON & ASSOCIATES: FOR A CITY SUCH AS ROANOKE THAT HAS CASH, AND A COUNTY LIKE PULASKI THAT HAS LAND AN INFRASTRUCTURE, IT COULD BE A VERY AMICABLE MARRIAGE. AND A GOOD BUSINESS DEAL TO BOOT.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Stipes/Anderson & Associates;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=TO BOOT]
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[VO-NAT]


Chamber members are lobbying the General Assembly for permission to forge the economic alliance.
Proponents say pooling resources could draw major industries to Southwest Virginia.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express/Hampton]


In sports, the ROanoke Express fall to Hampton Roads in the Round House with a final score of 3-2.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check out the scoreboards.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.]



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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-37]
[GRAPHIC=Fire investigation]


Authorities are investigating the cause of another house fire in Northwest Roanoke last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City firefighters were quick to extinquish the blaze at 50-30 Logan Avenue.
But they were unable to prevent the home from being destroyed.
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[SOT=22:44:48]
[IN Q=FAIRLY EXTENSIVE DAMAGE]

((BILLY OBENCHAIN/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; FAIRLY EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE FIRE DID EXTEND INTO THE SECOND FLOOR AND THE ATTIC. THERE'S VERY LITTLE CONTENTS IN THE HOUSE. BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE DOING SOME OVERHAUL. WE'VE GOT SOME FIRE IN SOME OF THE WALLS BUT WE'RE GETTING IT KNOCKED DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Obenchain/Roanoke Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=getting it knocked down]
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[VO-NAT]


Obenchain said the fire appears to have started in the kitchen area, but HOW it started has not been determined.
The home owner had just renovated the house after putting it up for sale. (/////SOT/////)
[SOT=23:09:49]
[IN Q=we'd upgraded]

((KEN ST. CLAIR/HOME OWNER; WE'D UPGRADED THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, PUT IN A NEW FURNACE, REDID BOTH BATHROOMS AND SO ON LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken St. Clair/Home Co-Owner;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=ON LIKE THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


A neighborhood resident who refused to be identified on camera suspects arson.
He said everything from bushes and trash cans to houses have been mysteriously catching on fire over the past year.
The cause of last night's blaze is still under investigation.
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[2-E-Big-Island-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-36 TC 8:25]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Careless smoking is the likely culprit in the fire that killed a Bedford County toddler Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Sunday;]


Two-year old Victoria Parker's body was found in her father's burning mobile home near Big Island.
Her five-year old brother and uncle fled the trailer- and both suffered burns.
The home belonged to John Lee, who had left his two children with his brother while he went to work.
Investigators say the blaze started in a recliner in the living room area.
The children's father told police he smoked a cigarette before leaving the house, but can't remember how he disposed of it.
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[RACkeTEERING]


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


A landmark decision in Chicago yesterday, in a federal case against three anti-abortion leaders.
A jury has convicted and fined anti-abortion protest organizers of using threats and violence to shut down abortion clinics.
The lawsuit was filed by the national organization for women under an anti-racketeering law designed to fight organized crime.
Varen Black reports.
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[SOT]

[4:10:17]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/January 29 :00]
[SUPER=01-Lowell Sachnoff/Plaintiffs' Attorney; :18]
[SUPER=01-Fay Clayton/NOW attorney; :52]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :59]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Scheidler/Defendant; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Varen Black/Reporting; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=CBS News][2-E-Taylor]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-31 TC 25:33]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]


Attorneys for the town of Blacksburg say the manager of the Revco store where Maurice Taylor was shot and killed by police three years ago can not be trusted.
Yesterday the attorneys responded to Paul Scarafino's recollection of what happened.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9, 1995;]


Scarafino claims the facts surrounding Taylor's death were "covered up".
But according to papers filed in federal court Scarafino was interviewed at least twice by police and never mentioned any discrepancies.
Scarafino says police dragged Taylor's body from the spot where he initally fell and that Taylor's B-B gun was 12-feet away.
He also claims officers later asked him to clean up the blood and that he saw bullet holes in the floor tiles which police later had replaced.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Taylor's family is suing the town.
But the town's attorneys say Scarafino's comments should NOT be admitted because they don't have any relevance in de

termining whether excessive force was used.[Widener-Trial]


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


The capital murder trial of 18-year-old Joshua Widener is under way in Marion.
Widener is accused of the September 1996 rape, robbery and killing of 68-year-old Anna Anderson, who had been his fifth-grade teacher.
Widener's case is being heard by a judge without a jury.
That means the maximum sentence Widener can get if convicted is life in prison.

[2-PLANE-CRASH]


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


There are no signs of survivors after a jetliner with 53 on board slammed into a mountain yesterday in Colombia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia;]


The crash occurred just minutes after the Boeing 7-27 took off from Bogota on a flight to Ecuador.
Five bodies were recovered before search efforts were suspended due to darkness.
Air-traffic controllers say that although the pilots did not report any problems, the plane had failed to make a 90-degree turn immediately after takeoff.
Investigators have recovered the plane's flight recorder.
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[3-Sports]


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


To sports now, the Admirals of Hampton Roads dash the hopes of Express fans and bring the ROanoke team's season to an end.
Denise Allen has more.
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[IN Q=Hampton Roads]
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[OUT Q=have a good day.]



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


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

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
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[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[E-Insulin-Pump]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-27]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


Miss Lynchburg is on a mission to educate the public about diabetes treatment.
It's not just her platform, it's her life.
Nicole Johnson is diabetic.
She's uses a medical device called an insulin pump to administer her daily dosage.
And as Tonya Flory reports, even though she was diagnosed four years ago, she just started using the therapy.
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[IN Q=Just because]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Johnson/Miss Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. D. James Bailey/Endocrinologist; :26]
[SUPER=@Tonya2;:37]
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[IN Q=Just because I thought]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:JUST BECAUSE I THOUGHT I'M GOING TO BE ATTACHED TO SOMETHING, WHAT IS EVERYBODY GOING TO THINK...THAT'S NOT AT ALL WHAT IT'S LIKE, EVERYBODY THINKS IT'S A BEEPER.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=beeper]


Although it doesn't receive calls, it does have many functions, the most important of which is measuring the amount of insulin predetermined by the patient.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 07 59 38]
[IN Q=It's for people]

((DR. D. JAMES BAILEY/ENDOCRINOLOGIST:IT'S FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED, WHO ARE GOOD PROBLEM SOLVERS, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO CHECK THEIR BLOOD SUGARS FREQUENTLY WHICH IS A NECESSARY PART OF INSULIN PUMP THERAPY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=therapy.]


Johnson receives insulin through a tube that's part of an infusion set.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10 23 59]
[IN Q=What you do]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:WHAT YOU DO IS YOU PUT THE INSULIN IN HERE AND THEN YOU ATTACH IS TO THE WIRE, THIS WILL BE IN YOUR BODY SO AUTOMATICALLY PUSHES THE INSULIN THROUGH THIS SYRINGE.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=syringe.]


As part of her platform as Miss Lynchburg Johnson says she'll work to help insurance companies cover more of the price for the pump.
Right now the cost is about seven thousand dollars for the first year. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.)) [bump]

[commercial][Economic-Impact]


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


Roanoke officials were pleased with how well prepared the city was for the Dave Matthews Band concert.
So much so, there may be similar events in the near future.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City Manager Bob Herbert says the work committed by the Valley's localities was textbook regionalism.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=10:46:39]
[IN Q=AND THE COOPERATION]

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; AND THE COOPERATION WE RECEIVED FROM ROANOKE COUNTY AND SALEM ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT OUGHT TO BE A STANDARD ABOUT HOW WE CAN DO BUSINESS AND HAVE MAJOR CONCERTS OR MAJOR ACTIVITIES HERE IN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=@Herbert;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IN THE CITY]


Herbert says there may be another initiative in the works for sometime this summer.
Some say activities like the Dave Matthews Band concert, the "Local Colors" celebration and the Winston Cup race in Martinsville are what Roanoke needs to improve its exposure.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=14:23:24]
[IN Q=ALL THOSE THINGS]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/VISITORS BUREAU EXEC. DIR.; ALL OF THOSE THINGS PLAYED A PART IN LENDING THEMSELVES TO PEOPLE COMING IN AND SEEING OUR AREA AND GETTING SOME PUBLICITY FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Visitors Bureau Exec. Dir.;]
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[OUT Q=PUBLICITY FOR US.]
[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Kjolhede(Coal-Heed) says such publicity could also draw more tourists dollars to the area.
He estimates about a million dollars in visitor money was spent in the region during the weekend's events.[Anti-Stalk

ing]


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


The U-S Supreme Court has upheld Virginia's anti-stalking law.
The court yesterday rejected without comment a challenge that raised the issue of free speech.
It was the high court's first ruling on state stalking laws since California passed the first one in 1990.
Now, all 50 states have made stalking a crime.
An aide to Attorney General Mark Earley called the court's ruling timely, noting that this is Victims' Rights Week in Virginia.

[MOther-Daughter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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A 33-year-old Roanoke woman and her 14-year-old daughter are back in police custody.
Both failed to make court appearances after their arrest in January.
Police say the mother offered to sell the girl's sexual favors to an undercover police officer to get drug money.
The mother and daughter were found last weekend at an apartment.
The mother faces a pandering charge... Her daughter is charged with prostitution and assaulting the arresting officer.

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Some South Roanoke residents the School Board should hear out their concerns if the Board wants to build a new school in their neighborhood.
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Tonight, the board will hold a public hearing on its plans to purchase the Woods End farm and build a new high school.
The site, off Farmington Drive, is near several upscale housing developments.
Some residents say if the land is going to be developed, a school might be a better neighbor than another subdivision or apartment complex.
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[00:04:59] ((VIRGINIA IRVINE/NEIGHBOR; I THINK THAT IF IT'S DONE CORRECTLY, THAT ID COULD BE A VERY POSITIVE THING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND FOR THE COMMUNITY, BUT LIKE I SAID, IF IT'S DONE IN THE RIGHT MANNER;))
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Residents are also concerned about traffic.
V-DOT officials say they'll have to see a detailed plan for the school project before they decide how it will affect traffic patterns in the area.
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((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT; IT'S JUST WHERE THEY TIE IN AND HOW MUCH TRAFFIC THEY HAVE IN THE LOCATION TO LOOK AT, BUT MOST OF THE EXISTING ROADS IN THE AREA OLDER SUBDIVISION STREETS THAT WERE NOT BUILT TO HAVE A LARGE VOLUME SUCH AS THIS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.))
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The public hearing will be held tonight at 7:00 at the County School Administration Building.
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The Cleveland Indians came to bean-town for a matinee with the Red Sox.
Boston came out on top, 6 to 5.
Now here's a look at the rest of yesterday's scores.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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No one was injured when a house in Northwest Roanoke caught fire last night.
Firefighters have not determined the cause of the blaze. One neighbor suspects arson, after a number of smaller fires in the area.
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Careless cigarette smoking may have led to the death of a Bedford County toddler on Sunday.
Investigators say Victoria Parker's father does not remember how he disposed of a cigarette shortly before the blaze began.
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Attorneys are questioning the credibility of a witness to the police shooting of Maurice Taylor.
Paul Scarafino now says he saw Blacksburg police tamper with the crime scene.
But attorneys say Scarafino never mentioned a cover-up in two previous interviews.
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