[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A routine traffic stop in Roanoke County turns into a full scale police search.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And some mixed opinions on the Roanoke County school board's site selection for a new high school.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


April continues being an un-usually wet month--
Rain is, once again, in the forecast through tonight.
The latest radar pictures, coming up. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie][Open]




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[E-County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-35]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.]


Some South Roanoke County residents are split over whether the use of eminent domain is how the site for a new school should be secured.
Last night they voiced their opinions.
David Johnson reports.
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[IN Q=County officials say]
[SUPER=07-Jeff Copeland; :17]
[SUPER=07-John Boone; :42]
[SUPER=07-Wesley Hambirck; :57]
[SUPER=07-Danielle Rand-Byrd; 1:11]
[SUPER=07-Kathy Finch; 1:18]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=DJO, NEWS7]

(( County officials say they have negotiated with "Woods End" owner Charles Palmer for months without success. After having their offer of more than one and a half million dollars turned down, one of the options the county is considering is filing a petition with the circuit court to obtain the land.
[SOT=19:28:11]
[IN Q=I DO DISAGREE]

((JEFF COPELAND; I DO DISAGREE WITH THE TACTICS OF TRYING TO CONDEMN THE PROPERTY TO GET THE SITE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. PRIMARILY BECAUSE I FEEL THAT SITE IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN WHAT YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO PAY FOR IT.)) [RUNS:20] Others say the site's not worth it, citing erosion control problems from its "Living Creek".
[SOT=19:23:51]
[IN Q=A CORE OF]

((JOHN BOONE; A CORE OF ENGINEER'S APPROVAL IS REQUIRED ANYWHERE OVER, ON OR IN THAT CREEK. SOME OF THE WET LANDS MAY ALSO BE REGULATED.)) [RUNS:10] And there were those who suggest the county has alterior motives for wanting the property.
[SOT=19:16:26]
[IN Q=THERE WILL BE A]

((WESLEY HAMBIRCK; THERE WILL BE A SPORTS COMPLEX. THERE'S NO REASON YOU'D PURCHASE 72 ACRES FOR A 14-HUNDRED STUDENT HIGH SCHOOL.)) [RUNS:08] But proponents say the school would offer stability in this residential area.
[SOT=19:09:07/19:05:45]
[IN Q=WITH THE SCHOOL]

((DANIELLE RAND-BYRD; WITH THE SCHOOL, THE NEIGHBORS WILL HAVE A PREDICTABLE SCHEDULE AND RESPECTABLE GUIDELINES.)) ((KATHY FINCH; IF THE SCHOOL IS NOT BUILT ON THE FARMINGTON PROPERTY, WHAT OTHER PIECE OF LAND IS LARGE ENOUGH FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOL NEEDS.)) [RUNS:13])) [STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ACCORDING TO ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR WILLIAM IRVIN, THERE ARE TWO OTHER SITES THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED. WHERE THEY ARE, HE'S NOT SAYING. THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL DECIDE ON THE "WOODS END" SITE NEXT WEEK. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))

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[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-26 TC 35:41]
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Botetourt County supervisors say trying to fit one hundred people on three acres is not a good idea.
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[VO-NAT]


That's why they won't approve plans for a 41-unit apartment complex in Daleville.
But IF developers can scale the project down to 30 units, the supervisors say they'll give it another chance.
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[SOT 13:19:45]
[IN Q=To me it's not acceptable]

((TO ME IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE ... JUST TOO DENSE.))
[SUPER=01-David Mankin/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=just too dense]
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[VO-NAT]


But developers hear a loud demand.
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[SOT 13:32:52]
[IN Q=I'm a builder]

((I'M A BUILDER ... YES WE NEED APARTMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sonny Spickard/Developer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=in Botetourt County]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Residents in a subdivision across the street say the complex will bring crime and more children running through busy streets.
Nearby businesses don't want cars cutting through their lots, either.
Developers say they will bring a smaller plan to the next meeting on May 19th.
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[E-Restaurant-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-40 :19]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


No one was injured but Western Sizzlin in Roanoke County had to evacuate customers and employees after a small fire broke out there last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Fire investigators say grease build-up in the ventilation caused the blaze at the restaurant across from the Lewis Gale Hospital. The fire was contained within minutes. The extent of the damage was not immediately accessed. Management of the restuarant says it may be a day or more before the establishment is re-opened for business.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-31 TC 27:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A routine license check turned into a manhunt in Roanoke County yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened on Kessler Mill Road where a motorist tried to avoid state police.
The driver left his car in a parking lot, crossed a creek and disappeared into the woods.
A state police helicopter was in the area and joined the search.
A tracking dog was also called in. Officers arrested the suspect in a barn.
Police have charged 27-year old William A. Goodwyne Junior of Shawsville with operating a vehicle after being declared a habitual offender.

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


A mother and her two children were plowed down by a drunk driver in Miami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[4:00:37]
It happened last night in a strip mall.
Police say a van speeding through the parking lot rammed into a baby carriage on the sidewalk.
The infant inside the carriage was killed instantly.
The mother and her 17-month-old daughter were slammed into a storefront.
Both are hospitalized in critical condition.
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[WANG-dEN]


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


Chinese dissident Wang Den (wahng dawn) plans to spend today resting before his press conference tomorrow in New York City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ;]

[4:03:41]
Wang arrived in Newark, New Jersey yesterday after he was released from a Detroit hospital with a clean bill of health.
Wang was one of the leaders of the 19-89 Tiananmen Square protests.
He spent nearly six and a-half years in Chinese prisons, and is the second major Chinese dissident to be released in the last six months.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a former Salem standout on the football field signs with the Detroit Lions.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[SUPER=13-Rick Showalter/Roanoke Co. Parks and Recreation; :22]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

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[E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-23 50:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


State Corporation Commission officials asked for input on a new powerline, and yesterday they got it from both sides.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


The S-C-C held its latest public hearing in Giles County.
It was an opportunity for supporters and opponents of American Electric's proposed high voltage power to voice their opinion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The demand]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN:THE DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY IS INCREASING IN THIS REGION, IT'S DOUBLED SINCE WE BUILT THE LAST LINE, IN FACT IN GILES COUNTY THE CONSUMPTION IN GILES COUNTY HAS ALSO MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE 1970. CYNNDARA MORGAN/POWER LINE OPPONENT:NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THE NEEDS FOR THE LOCAL AREA, NO MATTER HOW MANY LOBBYISTS THEY PAY, NO MATTER HOW MANY GRASS ROOTS ORGANIZATION THEY CAN PUT TOGETHER OUT OF PAID PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS AND RETIRED EMPLOYEES THE BOTTOM LINE IS NOT TO SERVE ANYBODY THE BOTTOM LINE IS TO MAKE MONEY. ))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cynndara Morgan/Power Line Opponent; :13]
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[OUT Q=make money.]
[ANCHOR=Kimbely]
[SS=AEP Powerline]


The S-C-C will hold its next and final hearing tomorrow in Vinton.


[Teacher-Pushed]


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


Assault charges could be forthcoming after authorities say a fourth-grader pushed a teacher down the stairs at a Lynchburg school.
The teacher's ankle was hurt in yesterday's incident at Perrymont Elementary.
Police have declined to identify the student or the teacher involved, but they are currently investigating whether to charge the nine-year-old boy with assault.

[E-Pitts-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-28 37:08]
[GRAPHIC=Earth Day]


Today marks a time to give back to the environment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


On this Earth Day, The Virginia Department of Forestry is helping land owners replace the trees they harvest for timber with new seedlings.
Workers-- mostly migrant workers-- plant pines from January until May.
In Pittsylvania County alone, two million seedlings will go into the ground.
The Department of Forestry says there is money to help defray the costs of re-forestation.
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[SOT 34:04-:18]
[IN Q=In most cases]

((LESLIE MACE/FORESTRY TECHNICIAN: IN MOST CASES THERE'S MONEY THAT IS AVAILABLE THAT'S PROVIDED THROUGH A SPECIAL TAX THAT SAW MILLS PAY THAT PAYS FOR ABOUT 35-PERCENT OF THE COST OF THE REFORESTATION SO THE LAND OWNERS WILL PAY ABOUT 65-PERCENT OF THE TOTAL COST.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Mace/Forestry Technician;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=of the total cost.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Department of Forestry will check on the trees in the Fall to see if they survived the hot summer.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball]


In sports, Cleveland trounces the Chicago White Sox on the diamond with a final score of 14-6.
Here's a look at the rest of yesterday's scores.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome Back...]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Patrick Lee Metheny/Cave Spring Sophmore; :23]
[SUPER=12-Giles Co.; :31]
[SUPER=13-Carrie Leigh Metheny/Cave Spring 8th Grader; :57]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Go out and try it]


[Kimberly] If you would like to learn more about Kayaking or the upcoming white water rodeo here's some information: (read from board)
[ESS#8703]



[Eminent-Domain]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-35]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


Some Roanoke County residents have a difference of opinion as to how where a new high school should go and how a site should be selected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


County officials have selected "Woods End", a farm site in South County as the preferred location of a new high school.
But the county has not been able to close a deal with property owner Charles Palmer.
So the government is considering flexing its eminent domain powers, a thought that doesn't set well with some residents.
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[SOT=19:28:23]
[IN Q=I DO DISAGREE]

((JEFF COPELAND; PRIMARILY BECAUSE I FEEL THAT SITE IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN WHAT YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO PAY FOR IT.))

[SUPER=07-Jeff Copeland;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=PAY FOR IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Flood-prone problem areas and concerns about what else would go on the 70-acre site besides the school were also reasons people do not want this particular location used.
But there are those who say they trust the county's judgement in determining that this site suits the needs of the neighboring Farmington community.
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[SOT=19:09:07]
[IN Q=WITH THE SCHOOL]

((DANIELLE RAND-BYRD; WITH THE SCHOOL, THE NEIGHBORS WILL HAVE A PREDICTABLE SCHEDULE AND RESPECTABLE GUIDELINES.))
[SUPER=07-Danielle Rand-Byrd;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=RESPECTABLE GUIDELINES]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board will make a decision about the "Woods End" farm property next Tuesday.
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[2-E-Boty-Supers]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-26 TC 35:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Botetourt County supervisors say trying to fit one hundred people on three acres is not a good idea.
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[VO-NAT]


That's why they won't approve plans for a 41-unit apartment complex in Daleville.
But IF developers can scale the project down to 30 units, the supervisors say they'll give it another chance.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:19:45]
[IN Q=To me it's not acceptable]

((TO ME IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE ... JUST TOO DENSE.))
[SUPER=01-David Mankin/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=just too dense]
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[VO-NAT]


But developers hear a loud demand.
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[SOT 13:32:52]
[IN Q=I'm a builder]

((I'M A BUILDER ... YES WE NEED APARTMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sonny Spickard/Developer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=in Botetourt County]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Residents in a subdivision across the street say the complex will bring crime and more children running through busy streets.
Nearby businesses don't want cars cutting through their lots, either.
Developers say they will bring a smaller plan to the next meeting on May 19th.
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[FATHER-FOUND]


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


The family of Stephen Fagan is busy today trying to pool its money to free him on bail.
Fagan is the father charged with kidnapping his two daughters nearly two decades ago and telling them their mother was dead.
Their mother is alive and well, living in Charlottsville and hoping to soon be reunited with the girls.
Liz mullen reports.
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[SOT]

[4:13:27]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Kurth/Mother; :15]
[SUPER=08-Jacob Atwood/Kurth's Attorney; :21]
[SUPER=01-Richard Egbert/Fagan's Attorney; 1:36]
[SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=cbs news New York;]

(( FOR NEARLY TWENTY YEARS, RACHEL AND LISA BELIEVED THEIR MOTHER DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT.. THAT'S WHAT THEIR FATHER TOLD THEM.. WHEN HE TOOK THEM TO LIVE IN FLORIDA. BUT, IN REALITY, THEIR MOTHER - BARBARA KURTH - IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN VIRGINIA.

SOT: BARBARA KURTH 13:03:29

"Not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about them, wondered about them. safe and happy." BUTT TO:
SOT: JACOB ATWOOD, KURTH'S ATTORNEY

"It's been a lonely journey for her. We don't want to go backwards, we want to go forward."
AND FORWARD THIS COMPLICATED `HE SAID-SHE-SAID' STORY GOES. STEPHEN FAGAN WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK IN PALM BEACH.. CHARGED WITH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, KIDNAPPING HIS TWO DAUGHTERS BACK IN 1979. `HE' SAYS HIS EX-WIFE HAD A DRINKING PROBLEM THAT ENDANGERED HIS CHILDREN. `SHE' SAYS SHE WASN'T A DRUNK.. BUT INSTEAD SUFFERED FROM A SLEEP DISORDER. AND.. SHE CONTENDS THAT HER EX-HUSBAND IS A SWINDLER.

SOT: BARBARA KURTH, MOTHER

"Unfortunately"
THIS PRESS CONFERENCE IS THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR RACHEL AND LISA TO ACTUALLY SEE WHAT THEIR MOTHER LOOKS LIKE. BARBARA KURTH'S ATTORNEY SAYS SHE DOESN'T WANT TO CROWD OR CONFUSE HER DAUGHTERS AND IS PREPARED FOR WHATEVER THEIR REACTION MAY BE.

SOT: JAKOB ATWOOD, KURTH'S ATTORNEY 1:14:00

"I think she feels that their lives have been so imposed on them

SOT: RICHARD EGBERT/FAGAN'S ATTORNEY

HE'S THE MOST LOVING, DEVOTED FATHER ANYONE COULD EVER HAVE. THEY ARE BEHIND HIM 100-PERCENT.
STEPHEN FAGAN IS CURRENTLY IN MASSACHUSETTS.. AWAITING WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN UGLY COURT BATTLE. NOW 23 AND 21 YEARS OLD, RACHEL AND LISA WILL HAVE TO BATTLE CONFUSION FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. LM, CBSN, NY.))

[Louisa-Bombs]


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


The reward has been upped in the search for a bomber or bombers in Louisa County.
Three bombings have occurred in Louisa since December.
One woman was killed in the first blast, and three others were injured last week.
The reward is now 20-thousand dollars.
The bombings have left residents jittery and calling authorities whenever they see something suspicious.

[2-E-Restaurant-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-40 :19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A small kitchen fire forced a Roanoke County restaurant to evacuate its customers and employees last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Fire investigators say grease build-up in Western Sizzlin's ventilation caused the blaze at the restaurant across from the Lewis Gale Hospital. The fire was contained within minutes.
No one was injured. The extent of the damage is unknown. Management of the restuarant says it may be a day or more before the establishment is re-opened for business.

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


In Boulder, Colorado today a grand jury will be seated to investigate the murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
Police are hoping that the panel, with its subpoena power, can accomplish what 16 months of investigation failed to secure -- charges against someone in the death of the six-year-old beauty queen.
Phil Lebeau reports.
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[SOT]

[4:05:46]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mimi Wesson/Colorado University Professor; :16]
[SUPER=01-Larry Pozner/Attorney; :44]
[SUPER=01-Phil Lebeau/Reporting; :27]
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[OUT Q=cbs news boulder, Colorado.][3-Sports]



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


To sports now, Cave Spring dominates on the soccer field in a faceoff with Pulaski. Here's Steve Mason with your highlights.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=great day.]



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

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


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[TAPE#M98-5]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on News 7]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Rick Showalter/Roanoke Co. Parks and Recreation; :15]
[SUPER=12-Giles Co.; :32]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=Get good instruction]



(Melanie)

If you are interested in seeing some of the nation's best Kyakers you can head over to McCoy Falls this weekend for the White Water Rodeo. (read from board)
[ESS#8703]







[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, new research shows that too many Americans don't know the signs of a stroke.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WERE HAVING A STROKE, WOULD YOU KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS? A NEW REPORT SAYS PROBABLY NO.
VT=VO

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI FOUND ONLY ABOUT HALF THOSE QUESTIONED NEW THE SIGNS OF A STROKE. AND THOSE 75 AND ODLER, THOSE AT HIGHEST RISK, WERE THE LEAST KNOWLEDGEABLE. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, WARNING SIGNS INCLUDE SUDDEN WEAKNESS OR NUMBNESS, LOSS OF VISION, DIFFICULTY SPEAKING AND UNEXPECTED DIZZINESS.

ONCAM=MIKA

THE GOVERNMENT IS MOVING TO MAKE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICES SAFER FOR CONSUMERS. THE F-D-A IS SEEKING NEW RULES TO REQUIRE PROCESSORS TO MAKE SURE UNPASTEURIZED JUICES ARE JUST AS SAFE AS PASTEURIZED JUICE. THOSE NOT UNDERGOING THE PROCESS WILL ALSO CARRY WARNING LABELS. NEARLY ALL JUICE SOLD IN THE U-S IS PASTEURIZED, WHICH HEATS THE JUICE TO KILL DANGEROUS MICROBES. THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW RULES HOPE TO SLOW THE BREAKOUT OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS.

ONCAM=MIKA

AND THE AUTO AND INSURANCE INDUSTRIES ARE MEETING TO MAKE SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES SAFER. THE FOCUS IS ON COLLISIONS BETWEEN THE LIGHT TRUCKS AND SMALLER CARS. PASSENGERS IN CARS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE INJURED IN A CRASH. EXPERTS ARE HOPING TO BUILD LIGHT TRUCKS THAT PROTECT "EVERYONE" BETTER. BUT OFFICIALS HAVE RULED OUT MAKING SMALLER SPORT UTILITY TRUCKS. AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI CBS NEWS NEW YORK))
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Session 1998 is back in order today for Virginia's General Assembly.
It could be the last day of lawmaking in the Commonwealth this year.
Governor Jim Gilmore has asked elected officials to choose elementary teachers over professor pay raises and school construction funding over museums.
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Yesterday, Democrats ended their statewide bus tour of run-down, overcrowded schools at the State Capitol.
But the Governor's budget choices and methods aren't making them happy.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: HE HAS GIVEN US WHAT IS THE GILMORE PLAN RATHER THAN CONSULTING WITH US AS WE ASKED, BACKED THAT UP WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT I THINK IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TO SAY IF YOU DON'T DO IT MY WAY, I'M GONNA VETO YOUR BILL AND RULE BY EXECUTIVE DICTATE. THAT DOESN'T SUIT ME IN THOMAS JEFFERSON'S DEMOCRACY.))
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The Governor did his own photo-ops to push for the new teachers.
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((I'M VERY PROUD OF THE TEACHERS THAT I'M SEEING THAT ARE WORKING HERE IN THIS SCHOOL AND THEY'RE JUST DOING A TERRIFIC JOB. BUT WHY NOT GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE HELP?))
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This mini-session is only scheduled to last until Friday.[Marijuana]


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A teacher at Liberty High School in Bedford has pleaded guilty to charges related to buying marijuana from a student.
Home economics teacher Suzanne Hudson pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of minor.
She got a two-year suspended sentence.
A third similar charge was dropped in return for the plea.

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In sports, Philly falls to Cincinatti in National League baseball play, with a final score of 6-3.
Now here's a look at the rest of yesterday's scores.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Roanoke County heard testimony last night over a proposed site for a new school.
The owner of Woods End farm - has declined the county's offer of one-and-a-half million dollars. County officials say they may now take the landowner to court in order to buy the property.
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The Botetourt County board of supervisors refused to grant approval for a 41-unit apartment complex in Daleville.
Supporters cite a need for apartments in Botetourt, but board members say housing 100 people on 3 acres of land would be too crowded.
Developers say they will present a scaled-down version next month.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


General Assembly members are back in Richmond today for the beginning of a special session.
Democrats and Republicans will debate funding for education, museums, and professional pay raises.
The session is scheduled to end Friday.
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