[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In Marion a teenager is convicted of killing his former fifth grade teacher.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And putting out a fire on Roanoke's newest high tech fire truck.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Scattered showers creating a fairly damp scenario for this Thursday morning.
We've got about a 50-50 chance of more rain today, then sunnier conditions ahead for the weekend.
The forecast is coming up. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie][Open]





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[SUPER=17-Thursday/April 23, 1998]
[SUPER=15-Melanie/Moon;]
[SUPER=15-Kimberly/McBroom;]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[E-Widener]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#98-39 TC 2:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A conviction has been handed down in the capital murder trial of a Smyth County teenager.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marion/File Tape;]


18-year old Josh Widener was sentenced to life in prison for killing 68-year old Anna Jean Anderson.
The former school teacher was found strangled to death in her home in September of 1996.
He was also convicted of rape, robbery and burglary.
Widener was one of Anderson's former fifth grade students.
A second man-- Harold David Davis has already been sentenced to life in prison for his role in Anderson's murder.
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[E-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-37 TC 13:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man is charged with malicious wounding after his father was stabbed last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;]


Officers responded to the Hunters Run Apartments just before nine.
That's where they found 76-year old Everett Till of Rockledge, Florida with two stab wounds.
They took his son, 43-year-old Michael Everett Till, away in handcuffs.
He tried to run off... but didn't get far.
The basement apartment where the stabbing occurred is rented by the younger Till.
The elder Till is listed in serious condition and is in Intensive Care at Danville Regional Medical Center.
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[Boty-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-40]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Taxes may go down in Botetourt County -- but some say that will deal a blow to local schoolchildren.
Tina Tenret explains the tradeoff between tax bills and schools.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Owning a home]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :42]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Carter/Resident; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Mike Wood/Resident; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Botetourt County]

(( Owning a home in Botetourt County costs more every day.
Land values are skyrocketing -- up an average 37-percent this year.
That hurts come tax time.
So supervisors are offering to LOWER real estate taxes from 75 cents to 70 cents per 100 dollars -- looking out especially for those on a fixed income.
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[SOT 19:16:41]
[IN Q=My problem is]

((MY PROBLEM IS, I HAD A 57.1% INCREASE AND THAT I DO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH. MY STATEMENT IS, IF THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ME IT CAN HAPPEN TO ALL YOU PEOPLE SO THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. IT HAS GOT TO SLOW DOWN SOMEWHERE.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=down somewhere]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Dropping the tax rate]

((DROPPING THE TAX RATE WOULD MEAN THE COUNTY GOES WITHOUT ABOUT 925-THOUSAND-DOLLARS. WHICH JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT THE SCHOOLS SAY THEY DESPERATELY NEED.))
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[OUT Q=DESPERATELY NEED]


The county is already handing over 1.6 million dollars but the schools want more -- for classroom walls, extra teachers, and higher salaries.
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[SOT 18:38:23]
[IN Q=I'm willing to pay ]

((DEBBIE CARTER/RESIDENT: I'M WILLING TO PAY WHATEVER. I WILL GIVE UP MY IMELDA MARCOS HABIT OF BUYING MORE SHOES IF THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=WHAT IT TAKES]
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[SOT 18:38:44]
[IN Q=I understand]

((I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES. I UNDERSTAND HOW IT IS. BUT WE CANNOT SACRIFICE THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN, JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO PAY FIVE CENTS IN TAXES.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=IN TAXES]
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[SOT 19:25:00]
[IN Q=I do not]

((MIKE WOOD/RESIDENT: I DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN. I DON'T FEEL I SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE'S CHILD. IT'S THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN NOT MINE.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=NOT MINE]))


((Supervisors take the final vote next Thursday. Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County.))

[E-Quints]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


A fire may have put one of Roanoke's two newest high tech fire trucks out of service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Sources within the city's fire department say one of the "Quints" caught on fire last night when the brakes to the vehicle became overheated.
"Quints" have the same capabilities of both aerial ladder trucks and fire pumper trucks. They've also been the center of controversy since the city bought the two "Quints" in in February. The reported incident took place at the city's service center on Noble Avenue in Northeast. No one is saying how the incident occured.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#from 98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


With the veto session over, state legislators will turn their attention today to money for school construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday the General Assembly shot down Governor Gilmore's plan to provide health insurance for children from lown-income families through the state's medicaid system.
The Governor did get his way on sex education, lifting the mandate on local school boards.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=my son]

((DEL. DICK BLACK/LOUDOUN CO.: MY SON IN THE FIFTH GRADE OF SCHOOL WAS GOING TO BE TAUGHT ABOUT SOMETHING WHICH IS TERMED "NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS." AND QUITE HONESTLY, I WAS NOT VERY ANXIOUS TO HAVE MY CHILD IN THE FIFTH GRADE TAUGHT ABOUT NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS.)) [runs:16]

[SOT 17:28:31 ROXANE]

((DEL. DICK BLACK: I MEAN THERE'S A CONSTANT MOVE TO DAMAGE THE INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Black/ (R) Loudoun Co.;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=of children.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Today the battle over school funding pits wealthier school divisions against poorer ones.

At its regular session, the General Assembly earmarked 110 million dollars to build schools.[MCCARTNEY]


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


The Santa Barbara Sherrif's Department is investigating the death of Linda McCartney-- specifically, where did she die and why is there no death certificate?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:00:42]
A publicist says the 56 year old died in a private place known only to her family.
[SUPER=03-Tucson, AZ;]


There is speculation McCartney may have died at the family ranch in Tucson, Arizona and not Santa Barbara, as originally presumed.
A family spokesperson denies remors that McCartney's death was the result of an assisted suicide.
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[James-earl-ray]


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


The man convicted of killing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is reported near death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:21:56]
According to the brother of James Earl Ray, Ray is in a coma in a Nashville hospital and has only days to live.
Ray has a variety of ailments, including cirrhosis of the liver. Ray has been in and out of hospitals more than a dozen times since December of 19-96.
James Earl Ray is serving a 99-year sentence for King's murder.
He has been trying to recant his confession and get a trial and recently won the support of the King family.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, UVa pulls in a run at the top of the 6th to take down Virginia Tech on the diamond.
Roy Stanley has highlights from last night's game.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
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[OUT Q=on mornin'.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Evelyn Bradshaw/Hollins College; :21]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :57]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Henry County authorities have confirmed that a fire claimed the lives of 2 children in the Rock Hill Community of Bassett overnight.
According to fire officials, a blaze consumed a residence in the Rocky Knob trailer Park.
A 4-year-old and 4-month-old were killed in the fire.
The father, mother, and 2 siblings of the children have been transported to the Martinsville-Henry COunty Memorial Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.[E-Booksellers-Competition]


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


A group of independent booksellers has come together to sue two national chain book stores.
The smaller businesses say the chains are gaining an advantage because of unfair tactics.
David Johnson examines the issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :02]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Dickenson/Attorney; :28]
[SUPER=01-John Rosemond/Ram's Head Book Shop; :46]
[SUPER=01-Lolly Rosemond/Ram's Head Book Shop; 1:08]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=DJO, NEWS 7.]

(( The American Booksellers Association recently filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Barnes and Nobles and Borders. The suit alleges the two chains are demanding unfair advantages from publishers--such as soliciting special discounts on large and small orders and threatening large returns to get extra discounts. A lawyer who handled the bankruptcy of a local book says such practices can prove to be the final straw for independents who already struggle to make it.
[SOT=16:51:29/16:37:45]
[IN Q=BOOK, STRINGS AND THINGS]

((THOMAS DICKENSON/ATTORNEY; BOOKS, STRINGS AND THINGS WAS NOT ABLE TO COMPETE. THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO GET THE DEEP DISCOUNTS THAT SOME OF THESE BIGGER STORES ARE ABLE TO GET BECAUSE OF THE VOLUME OF BOOKS THAT THEY HANDLE AND THE ALLEGED UNFAIR PRACTICES. BUT IT DID KNOCK BOOKS, STRINGS AND THINGS DOWN FOR THE LAST TIME.)) ((JOHN ROSEMOND/RAM'S HEAD BOOK SHOP; WE'RE HOPING THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO PLAY ON THE SAME FIELD THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS TO PLAY ON. I THINK THE SMALL BOOK SELLER HAS NO PROBLEM IF THAT OCCURS.)) [RUNS:29]
[OUT Q=]

Others fear such practices would lead to bestsellers books being determined by book sellers and not the people buying the books.
[SOT=16:36:03]
[IN Q=THAT MEANS A LOT]

((LOLLY ROSEMOND/RAM'S HEAD BOOK SHOP; THAT MEANS A LOT OF GOOD BOOKS ARE NOT BEING PUBLISHED. WE FEEL THAT AS INDELENDENTS, OUR ROLE IS NOT TO JUST SELL THE BEST SELLERS, BUT TO BE ABLE TO PUT BOOKS IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN READING THEM.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=READING THEM.]

[STAND-UP/21:12:47] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BARNES AND NOBLE WOULD NOT SPEAK WITH US ON CAMERA. IN A STATEMENT, THE COMPANY SAYS IT FOLLOWS ACCEPTED INDUSTRY PRACTICES IN ALL OF ITS BUSINESS DEALINGS AND THAT IT USES PROGRAMS THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO BOOKSELLERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))

[RUNS12]))[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Major league baseball]


In sports, the Chicago White Sox take down Cleveland by doubling their score, with a final of 14-7.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[SUPER=0092-/San Francisco/2/j/Pittsburgh/5///j/Los Angeles/9//Milwaukee/6///;]
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[OUTCUE=LAST SCORE."]
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[Two-Steve]


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



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Evelyn Bradshaw/Hollins College; :14]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :25]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Later on in the broadcast]



(Kimberly)



[2-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NONE ]
[GRAPHIC=fATAL Fire]


2 children are dead after an early morning fire in Henry County.
Authorities say the 4-year-old and 4-month old were killed in A blaze at the Rocky Knob trailer park in Bassett.


The father of the children was also injured in the fire.
He was transported to the Martinsville-Henry COunty Memorial Hospital.
The mother and 2 siblings were also taken to the hospital for observation.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.[2-E-Widener]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#98-39 TC 2:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A guilty verdict in the case of a Smyth County teenager charged in the murder of his former school teacher.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marion/File Tape;]


18-year old Josh Widener was sentenced to life in prison for killing 68-year old Anna Jean Anderson.
The former school teacher was found strangled to death in her home in September of 1996.
He was also convicted of rape, robbery and burglary.
Widener was one of Anderson's former fifth grade students.
A second man-- Harold David Davis has already been sentenced to life in prison for his role in Anderson's murder.
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[2-E-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-37 TC 13:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An elderly man is in Intensive Care this morning.
His 43-year-old son is charged with stabbing him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;]


Officers responded to the Hunters Run Apartments in Danville just before nine last night.
That's where they found 76-year old Everett Till of Rockledge, Florida with two stab wounds.
Police arrested Michael Everett Till, who lived in the apartment where the stabbing occurred.
He tried to run off... but didn't get far.
Till is charged with malicious wounding.
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[Botetourt]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=NET-M]
[GRAPHIC=taxes]


The tax rate in Botetourt County may drop for the first time in 15 years -- but some people WANT to pay the extra money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Land values rose an average 37 percent in Botetourt County this year -- so county supervisors say they will lower the real estate tax rate from 75 cents to 70 cents per 100 dollars to ease the blow.
But that means the county will sacrifice 925-thousand-dollars.
Some would rather pay that money to see schools improve.
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[SOT 18:06:31]
[IN Q=With a dedicated teacher]

((WITH A DEDICATED TEACHER EARNING WELL BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, RIDING A SCHOOL BUS THAT BREAKS DOWN FREQUENTLY AND IN A CLASSROOM WHERE SHE CAN'T HEAR HER TEACHER CAUSE THERE'S NOT DOOR OR WALL TO BL0CK OUT NOISE OR VISUAL DISTRACTIONS. AND ALL BECAUSE I SAVED A LOUSY 50 OR 100 DOLLARS.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=50 OR 100 DOLLARS]
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[VO-NAT]


The county already plans to give schools one-point-six million dollars, but that may not be enough for extra teachers and competitive salaries.
Still -- others need that tax money in their pockets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:25:24]
[IN Q=I came out here]

((I CAME OUT HERE FOR THE PASTORAL VIEWS, THE SCENERY. I LIKE IT MUCH OUT HERE BUT I DO NOT WANT MY TAXES TO INCREASE BECAUSE ALL THE ADDITIONAL CHILDREN WE HAVE COMING INTO THIS COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wood/Resident;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=coming into this county]
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[VO-NAT]


Supervisors will vote on whether to lower the tax rate next Thursday.
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[2-McCARTNEY]


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


There's an investigation brewing today, into the death of Linda McCartney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:00:42]
The wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney died Friday of breast cancer at the age of 56.
Initial reports said she died while on a family vacation in Santa Barbara.
[SUPER=03-Tucson, AZ;]


But there is speculation now that McCartney may have died at the family ranch in Tucson, Arizona.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff's department is now trying to find out where she died, saying it doesn't have the necessary paperwork.
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[FATHER-FOUND]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Florida father arrested earlier this week and charged with kidnapping his daughters is a free man, at least temporarily.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Framingham, MA;]

[4:10:11]
After a bitter divorce in 19-79 Stephen Fagan took off with his daughters, changed the family name and told his girls their mother had died in a car accident.
But the girls mother, a biology research associate at the University of Virginia, kept searching for them and located the family in Palm Beach.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:10:30-42]
[IN Q=MUST BE A RELIEF FOR ]

(( REPORTER:MUST BE A RELIEF TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN. FAGAN:THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN. REPORTER:HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SEEING YOUR FATHER: DAUGHTERS:GREAT, GREAT, GLAD HE'S OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Fagan/Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=glad he's out. ]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Fagan's daughters, now 21 and 23, plan to head back home to Palm Beach until Fagan's trial on May 22nd.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, a VMI alumni comes back to take the helm of the military school's athletic program.
Roy Stanley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



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

[Lottery ]

Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
[SUPER=67-7/6/9/8/2/3/9/7/10/15/17/23/2/14/20/26/27/40;]



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[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As we mentioned]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=tells the server "I'm finished."]



[5-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=598-24 5:11]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


A Patrick County teenager with Cystic Fibrosis has a new lease on life thanks to two men in his church.
In an unusual operation at the University of Virginia, Jackson is the first recipient in the state of a double lung transplant from living donors.
Tonya Flory reports in today's Health Check.
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[SOT 13 47 33]
[IN Q=We took it to]
[SUPER=01-Larry Jackson/Father; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Crawford/Donor; :14]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :27]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ben Gaston/Pediatrician; :36]
[SUPER=@Tonya1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Robert Jackson/Patient; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=Health Check]


[bump]

[commercial break][E-XGR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-26 TC 39:14]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


Some 84-thousand uninsured Virginians will get coverage under a Medicaid Expansion.
That after a busy day in the General Assembly.
Ellen Qualls has highlights from the annual veto session.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We have]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Stanley Walker/(D) Norfolk; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :17]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :27]
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Black/(R) Loudoun Co.; :38]
[SUPER=01-Lois Cumashot/Virginia PTA; :57]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

((
[sot lonnie 22:06:45??]

((SEN. STANLEY WALKER/D-NORFOLK: WE HAVE 820-THOUSAND UNINSURED PEOPLE...UNPRECEDENTED.)) [runs:15]

[sot 18:17:27]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS PASSING LANGUAGE. I DON'T INTEND TO IGNORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. BUT I DO INTEND TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE PEOPLE WITH THE BEST CONFINES OF THE LANGUAGE THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME TO WORK WITH.)) [runs:13]
The Governor did get his way on sex education-- lifting the mandate on local school boards.
[sot ROXANE 17:27:58]

((DEL. DICK BLACK/LOUDOUN CO.: MY SON IN THE FIFTH GRADE OF SCHOOL WAS GOING TO BE TAUGHT ABOUT SOMETHING WHICH IS TERMED "NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS." AND QUITE HONESTLY, I WAS NOT VERY ANXIOUS TO HAVE MY CHILD IN THE FIFTH GRADE TAUGHT ABOUT NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS.)) [runs:16]

[SOT 17:28:31 ROXANE]

((DEL. DICK BLACK: I MEAN THERE'S A CONSTANT MOVE TO DAMAGE THE INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN.)) [RUNS:07]

[sot JIM TAPE 10:45:42]

((LOIS CUMASHOT/VA. PTA: THERE ARE THE PARENTS WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE TALKING TO THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL MATTERS. AND I THINK THAT CHILDREN SOMETIMES FIND IT EASIER TO TALK TO A TEACHER OR THEY WILL LISTEN TO A TEACHER.)) [runs:16]

[SOT STANDUP]

((THIS IS JUST THE VETO SESSION-- IT MOVES DIRECTLY INTO A MINI-SESSION TO FINALIZE THE CAR TAX AND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION GRANTS. THEN THE 1998 GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S FINALLY DONE FOR THE YEAR.))

[RUNS:00]))[E-Black-farmers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mfe]
[TAPE#=598-16 TC 29:51]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


The National Black Farmers Association will rally in Washington D.C. today.
And the N-Double-A-C-P says black farmers in our area are among the discriminated farmers that those protestors will support.
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The U-S Department of Agriculture invited state N-double-A-C-P officials to the table to discuss ways of ensuring equal opportunities.
Black farmers in Franklin County have long complained their loan applications were being repeatedly rejected by the USDA because of their race.
U-S-D-A officials say that problem has been solved.
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((LLOYD JONES/USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT: WE'VE NOW STREAMLINED OUR REGULATIONS TREMENDOUSLY TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT EASIER FOR US TO NOT ONLY WITH INDIVIDUALS, BUT WITH PRIVATE SECTOR LENDERS, BANKERS, AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.))
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The Justice Department recently blocked more than two- thousand complaints against the U-S-D-A made by the National Black Farmers Association.

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In sports, it takes 14 innings, but San Diego finally topples the Cubs of Chicago, 3-2.
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:
Henry County authorities confirm 2 children were killed in an early-morning fire in the Rocky Knob trailer park in Bassett.
The parents and 2 siblings of the victims have been taken to the hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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A Smyth County teenager was found guilty of murdering his fifth-grade teacher.
A judge convicted 18-year-old Joshua Widener of capital murder, rape, robbery and burglary in the killing of Anna Jean Anderson.
Widener faces life in prison.
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He's accused of stabbing his father twice last night and faces charges of malicious wounding.
43-year-old Michael Everett Till is charged with stabbing his 76-year-old father, Everett Till, at the Hunters Run Apartments in Danville. Everett Till is listed in serious condition.
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The General Assembly held it's annual veto session yesterday.
The Governor and the Assembly compromised on a child health care bill. Its estimated that an additional 84-thousand will now be insured under a medicaid expansion.
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