[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Henry County family tries to move on after the death of two siblings in a house fire.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the debate over Martin Luther King Junior's assassination doesn't die with his confessed killer, James Earl Ray.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The rainy weather has ended, and we're gearing up for a sunny and much WARMER Friday.
If you're a big fan of sunshine, you're sure to like the weekend forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie][Open]


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[E-Henry-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-30 TC42:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


The fire that took the lives of two children in Henry County yesterday morning has been ruled an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett;]


The Bowman family awoke choking at about 1 a-m yesterday when their trailer erupted in flames.
The parents and two of their children escaped.
But no one could save four-month old Kristen and four-YEAR old Jacob.
The Henry County fire marshal says the blaze started in the kitchen where two stove burners were left on.
The Bowmans' were only able to salvage a few family photos.
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[SOT 23:27:35-47]
[IN Q=The main thing I'm]

((GARY BOWMAN/FATHER: THE MAIN THING I'M CONCENTRATING ON NOW IS TO MAKE SURE MY WIFE AND MY KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. THE LORD BE WITH US ON THE OTHER TWO. I KNOW HE'LL TAKE CARE OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=take care of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bowmans are staying with family.
If you want to make a donation to the family, you may send it care of the Martinsville- Henry County chapter of the Red Cross.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Fatal Fire]


The two children will be buried Saturday.

[5-Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-19 22:57]
[GRAPHIC=Police shooting]


The Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney has cleared two deputies of any wrongdoing in a shootout that proved deadly to a drunk driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./March;]


Brent Jenkins of Buchanan was driving drunk on March first -- his blood alcohol content was almost three times the legal limit.
Deputy Jay Spiva was about to administer a breathalyzer test when Jenkins shot him twice in the chest, then killed himself.
Backup deputy Greg Hepler also shot Spiva in the head from behind his truck.
But Jenkins' father says deputies should have put his son in the patrol car while they waited for the breathalyzer device -- instead of leaving him in the truck to panic.
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[SOT 10:00:22]
[IN Q=At this time]

((C.L. JENKINS/FATHER: AT THIS TIME HE WAS IN THE OFFICER'S CARE. THE OFFICER SHOULD HAVE PUT BRENT IN THE CAR AND WENT UP AND SEARCHED THE PICKUP LIKE ANY OFFICER WOULD DO. THE OFFICER WOULD HAVE FOUND THE GUN AND ALL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.)) ((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AS AN OFFICER ... NO SAFE WAY TO HANDLE THAT ARREST.))
[SUPER=01-C. L. Jenkins/Father;]
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;:10]
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[OUT Q=no safe way to handle that arrest]
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[VO-NAT]


Branscom says both deputies acted correctly and has closed the case.
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[Tibbs-Conviction]


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


A Chesterfield County jury has recommended a life sentence for Kelly Tibbs, the last of four women convicted of killing a Lynchburg woman last summer.
Witnesses said the victim, Stacey Hanna, was savagely beaten for interfering in a lesbian relationship between two of the accused.
Only one of the defendants, Domica Winckler, faces a possible death sentence based on the recommendation of her trial jury.
She is to be sentenced next week.

[james-Earl-Ray]


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


The body of James Earl Ray will be cremated and flown to Ireland.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:00:44]
Ray died yesterday at age 70 of kidney failure and complications from liver disease.
He had been serving a 99 year prison sentence for the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
Ray had confessed to the 19-68 killing, but later recanted.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DID YOU KILL MY FATHER?NO I DIDN'T, NO I DIDN'T NO. ))
[SUPER=07-James Earl Ray;]
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[OUT Q=no i didn't]
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[VO-NAT]


Martin Luther King -- the Third -- says even though Ray will never get his day in court the truth about the assassinatin will eventually come out.
Yesterday, the King family renewed its calls for a federal commission to re-investigate the assassination.
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[INJECTION-REAX]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
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A Missouri medical assistant is being held on half million dollars bond for allegedly injecting his young son with H-I-V infected blood.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:03:10]
Thirty one year old Brian Stewart pleaded innocent yesterday to a charge of assault.
[SUPER=03-St. Charles, MO;]


Stewart allegedly injected the blood in his son when he was just eleven months old.
The boy is now seven.
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[SOT]

[4:03:34-48]
[IN Q=The child has full blown aids virus.]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Doug Saulters/St. Charles, MO; :05]
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[OUT Q=worked on the case.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say Stewart hoped the boy would die so he wouldn't have to pay child support.
If he does die Stewart will be charged with murder.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Ferrum's going to have to wait just a little bit longer to take on Bridgewater on the diamond.
Mike Stevens tells us why.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=see ya then.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Microwave]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=98-28 TC 38:40]
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Inhalant abuse led to a 14-year old boy being burned at a friend's house yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say while inhaling gasoline fumes, the teen accidentially spilled gas on his shirt.
When a friend lit a cigarette nearby the shirt caught fire.
The boy ran across the street to Jackson River Middle School for medical attention.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and released a few hours later.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mORN]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


The House of Delegates has closed the door on Governor Gilmore's plans for 14-hundred new school teachers.
And lawmakers are still picking over the car tax cut and school construction plans in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls reports on the latest from Session 98.
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[sot 19:07:28]

((DEL. ROGER MCCLURE/R-CENTREVILLE: IT'S ANTICIPATED THAT THERE WILL NOT BE THE ADDITIONAL 14-HUNDRED TEACHERS, FUNDING FOR THAT, IN THIS BILL. DEL. EARL DICKINSON: THAT IS CORRECT.)) [runs:08]

[SOT 15:23:44]

((BOYD MARCUS/GILMORE CHIEF OF STAFF: IF WE DON'T GET IT THIS YEAR THEN WE'RE GONNA BE BRINGING IT BACK NEXT YEAR.)) [RUNS:03]
What did re-emerge was a call from southwest Virginia lawmakers for a cut on the food tax.
It was quickly shot down-- even with friendly fire-- those that remembered how vicious the partisan battle got earlier this year.
[sot 19:39:14]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: DO YOU ALL REMEMBER HOW LONG IT TOOK US...HAVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO GET ALONG.)) [runs:17]

[sot standup]

((SEVERAL LAWMAKERS SEEM READY TO PUMP UP THE 110 MILLION DOLLARS ALREADY SET ASIDE FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. MILLIONS MORE WOULD STILL BE JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET WITH SIX BILLION DOLLARS IN IDENTIFIED NEEDS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.)) [runs:00]))

[E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-23 TC 52:51]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


American Electric found some public support for a new powerline in a Roanoke County public hearing last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Local business and community leaders said building a new high voltage line will play a key role in economic development.
The Roanoke City Council and the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors both agree, but want to make sure the line's impact on surrounding communities is minimal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=13 57 33]

((ELMER HODGE: ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WHAT THE BOARD IS ASKING THE COMPANY TO DO IS WORK WITH THE PEOPLE TO MINIMIZE ANY IMPACT ON HOMES, FARMS, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, ANYTHING THAT'S HISTORICAL.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=anything that's historical]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents contend American Electric Power would recognize a greater benefit from the line than local residents.
The next chance for the public to speak out is July 14th in Richmond.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=CHR]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports, Indiana has opened its playoff season with a 106-to-77 pounding of Cleveland.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Microwave]
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[Steve Live]

[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
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[2-E-Henry-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-30 TC42:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


The fire that killed two small children in Henry County yesterday morning appears to have been accidental.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett;]


The Bowman family awoke choking at about 1 a-m yesterday when their trailer erupted in flames.
The parents and two of their children escaped.
But no one could save four-month old Kristen and four-YEAR old Jacob.
The Henry County fire marshal says the blaze started in the kitchen where two stove burners were left on.
The Bowmans' were able to salvage a few pictures of their children but little else.
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[SOT 23:27:35-47]
[IN Q=The main thing I'm]

((GARY BOWMAN/FATHER: THE MAIN THING I'M CONCENTRATING ON NOW IS TO MAKE SURE MY WIFE AND MY KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. THE LORD BE WITH US ON THE OTHER TWO. I KNOW HE'LL TAKE CARE OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=take care of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bowmans are staying with family.
If you want to make a donation to the family, you may send it care of the Martinsville-Henry County chapter of the Red Cross.
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[ANCHOR=Mel]
[SS=None]


The two children will be buried Saturday.

[E-Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-22 TC 56:34]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]


Two Botetourt County sheriff's deputies have been cleared by the Commonwealth's attorney of any wrongdoing in a shootout with a drunk driver.
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[VO-NAT]


28-year old Brent Jenkins failed field sobriety tests when he was pulled over on March first.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./March;]


Deputy Jay Spiva was about to administer a breathalyzer test when Jenkins shot the officer twice in the chest, then killed himself.
Seconds later, backup Deputy Greg Hepler shot Jenkins from behind the truck.
The commonwealth's attorney says he was right to shoot.
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[SOT 14:20:34]
[IN Q=Those risks were]

((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: THOSE RISKS WERE TAKEN ON BY MR. JENKINS WHEN HE STARTED SHOOTING. HE'S THE ONE WHO DEALT THIS PARTICULAR HAND. THE OFFICERS CAN'T NOT TAKE ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=not take action]
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[VO-NAT]


Jenkins' friend was passed out drunk in the passenger's seat during the shootout.
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[SOT 10:05:00]
[IN Q=The officer outside]

((C.L. JENKINS/DRIVER'S FATHER: THE OFFICER OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING WHO INSIDE THAT CAB WAS FIRING THE SHOTS AT THE OFFICER THAT GOT HIT. HE DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE PASSENGER OR BRENT. BUT HE FIRED INTO THE VEHICLE AND HIT BRENT. HE COULD HAVE HIT AN INNOCENT PASSENGER.))
[SUPER=01-C. L. Jenkins/Driver's Father;]
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[OUT Q=INNOCENT PASSENGER]
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[VO-NAT]


Jenkins' father also says his son should have been put in a patrol car immediately, instead of being left to panic in his own truck until a breathalyzer device arrived.
But the commonwealth's attorney says the case is closed.
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[RWANDA-EXECUTIONS]


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


In Rwanda this morning thousands witnessed the firing squad deaths of 22 people.
The condemned were convicted for their roles in the 19-94 genocide of nearly a half million.

Rwandan leaders dismissed last minute pleas for clemency, including an appeal from the Pope.[Ray-Death]


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


James Earl Ray died Thursday, at the age of 70, without realizing his wish for a trial on the charge that he murdered Dr. Martin Luther King.
He pleaded guilty 30 years ago, then recanted, and today even the family of Dr. King believes Ray was an innocent man.
Lee Cowan Reports.
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[SOT]

[4;00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN; :08]
[SUPER=01-John Campbell/Prosecutor; :35 -- quick]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition; :51]
[SUPER=10-James Earl Ray//April 3; 1:26]
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[OUT Q= LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE]

(( RAY SPENT HIS LAST YEAR OF LIFE COMING WITHIN A HAIR'S BREATH OF WHAT HE HAD BEEN HOPING FOR EVER SINCE HE RECANTED HIS CONFESSION.
HE NEVER GOT THE TRIAL HE SO DESPARATELY WANTED, BUT HE DID CONVINCE THE KING FAMILY HE WAS INNOCENT.

(( SOT ))

"Did you kill my father? No I didn't, no I didn't, no."
BUT HIS ATTORNIES SAID THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE ITWAS TO DUST OFF 30 YEAR OLD EVIDENCE: NAMELY THE RIFLE PROSECUTORS SAY WAS THE MURDER WEAPON.
(( NAT GUN FIRING ))
SO IT WAS FIRED. BUT IT PROVED NOTHING MORE THAN WHAT IT HAD 30 YEARS AGO. TESTS WERE STILL INCONCLUSIVE.

(( SUPER: JOHN CAMPBELL//PROSECUTOR )) (( SOT 22:03:47 ))

"We're basicallywhere we were 30 years ago."
NEW TRACK IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS SINCE, THE RENEWED INTEREST HAS SPAWNED MORE CONSPIRACY THEORIES...SOME OF THEM OLD, SOME OF THEM NEW. RAY'S DEATH, SOME SAY, WILL ONLY ADD TO THE MYSTERY.
(( SUPER: REV. JESSE JACKSON ))
(( SOT ))

"I am convinced James Earl Ray did not act alone. He neither had the money, the mobility, or the motive to act alone."
AS RECENTLY AS LAST MONTH, EVEN ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO MET WITH KING'S WIDOW, TO HEAR WHAT NEW EVIDENCE IF ANY, WOULD WARRENT RE-OPENING THE CASE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. WITHOUT IT'S KEY WITNESS, THE PROSPECT OF A TRIAL SEEMS LESS LIKELY THAN EVER. IN ONE OF HIS LAST TELEVISED INTERVIEWS, RAY SAID HIS ONE HOPE WAS TO GET OUTNOT TO BE FREE, BUT TO FIND THE TRUTH.
(( SUPER: FRIDAY APRIL 3, 1998 )) (( SUPER: JAMES EARL RAY )) "If I stay in here much longer.do the things that should be done."

(SOT, GERRY RAY, BROTHER)


WITH RAY IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL MORE THAN A DOZEN TIMES OF LATE, IT HAD BEEN A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK. THE CLOCK WON. ALL THE KING FAMILY COULD SAY IS THAT IS A TRAGEDY, FOR THEM, AND FOR HISTORY.))

[McCartney ]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
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The book is apparently closed now, on the death of Linda McCartney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:06:48]
Southern California authorities saay they were satisfied over the circumstances of her death.
Yesterday.. a family spokesman said he was only trying to protect the family's privacy when he announced Linda McCartney had died in Santa Barbara.
a close family friend confirms McCartney died at her ranch in Tucson, Arizona.
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[Whitewater]


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


Whitewater figure Susan McDougal could get more prison time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


In Arkansas yesteday, McDougal once again refused to answer any questions before a grand jury investigating the failed land deal.
She could be charged with criminal contempt.
Her lawyer described the process with independent counsel Ken Starr as a game of chicken and that somebody's going to have to blink.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, they couldn't do it in the regular season, but in playoffs the Charlotte Hornets took down the Hawks on the hardwood.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=Morning everybody]
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[OUT Q=safe weekend everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4
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[Three-Steve]


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[Microwave]
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=AIDS]


In medical news, the rate of H-I-V infection is finally stabilizing, and the number of new AIDs cases is going down.

[ss=Morning Health Check]


Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in today's Health check.
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(( MIKA
ONCAM=MIKA

THE RATE AT WHICH PEOPLE ARE BEING INFECTED WITH H-I-V IS RELATIVELY STABLE, ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
(VO)

THEY ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT NEW AIDS CASES HAVE STARTED TO DECLINE. THE C-D-C SAID THAT THE NUMBER OF BOTH AIDS CASES AND AIDS DEATHS HAD DROPPED DRAMATICALLY AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED WITH H-I-V ARE LIVING LONGER.

(VO)

THE C-D-C ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT HOMICIDES ARE NOW THE SECOND-LEADING CAUSE OF JOB-RELATED DEATHS ... MOVING AHEAD OF MACHINE-RELATED INJURIES. MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE. THE C-D-C ESTIMATES THAT THE COST OF WORK-RELATED INJUIRES AND FATALITIES IS MORE THAN 121-BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR. A REPORT IN 19-96 FOUND THAT WORKERS ARE AT A GREATER RISK OF HOMICIDE OR ASSAULT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, INCLUDING: IF THEY ARE INVOLVED IN THE EXCHANGE OF MONEY OR HAVE ROUTINE CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC.

(VO)

RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND A PROTECTIVE PROTEIN WHICH -- IF THEY CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO NEUTRALIZE IT -- MAY CAUSE CELLS TO DESTROY THEMSELVES. THE DISCOVERY COULD PROVE TO BE A POTENTIALLY VALUABLE WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER. THE SCIENTISTS ARE PUBLISHING THEIR FINDINGS IN TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL "IMMUNITY."
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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A 14-year old boy who was sniffing gasoline at a friend's house in Roanoke yesterday suffered burns after a nearby friend lit up.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police say while inhaling fumes, the teen accidentially spilled gas on his shirt.
When a friend lit a cigarette nearby the shirt caught fire.
The boy ran across the street to Jackson River Middle School for medical attention.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and released a few hours later.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-29]
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Some people in Covington are trying stop construction of a new regional jail in that city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]


The jail will be about three to four times bigger than the current one in downtown Covington.
It will also be built on the same site as the old jail.
Protestors think a facility that large should be built in Alleghany County instead.
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[IN Q=We would like]

((ANNE WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF COVINGTON: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE REASON PREVAIL. THEY'RE GETTING ANOTHER SPOT--THE VEPCO PROPERTY. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM BUILD IT THERE. THE COULD BUILD A ONE STORY JAIL QUICKER AND CHEAPER.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Wright/Friends of Covington;]
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[OUT Q=quicker and cheaper.]
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The new jail will house about 53 inmates.
And, construction on it is scheduled to begin June first.
However, Friends of Covington is trying to get a court injunction to stop construction.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-31 TC 28:05]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Two Roanoke city school board seats are up for grabs in next month's elections.
The decision may also be a referendum on the leadership of superintendent Wayne Harris.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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[IN Q=I guess the general question]
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[SUPER=01-David Davis/School Board Applicant; :17]
[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/School Board Applicant; :26]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/School Board Applicant; :49]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/School Board Applicant; 1:01]
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((I GUESS THE GENERAL QUESTION, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ASSESSMENT OF WAYNE HARRIS? BUD OAKEY/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: I HAVE HAD THE FORTUNATE PLEASURE OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH DR. HARRIS AND I HAVE SINCE THE DAY HE CAME HERE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=the day he came here.]


Bud Oakey gives the School Superintendent high marks, but other applicants offered stronger criticism of the current leadership.
[IN Q=School board members need to remember]

((DAVID DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE THERE NOT JUST AS YES MEN AND WOMEN.)) ((HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST DIFFICULTY THAT I'VE HAD. THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY ELSE SAID THIS IS RIGHT. AND WE JUST TAKE IT TO BE THE GOSPEL.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=take it to be the gospel.]


The interviews touched on many issues including student discipline, accountability and achievement.
While there were no direct references to recent controversies, council members did ask for appraisals of the school system and its leadership.
[IN Q=He's bringing in new programs]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: HE'S BRINGING IN NEW PROGRAMS AND HE'S TRYING TO DIVERSIFY WITH A LITTLE PUSH FROM BOARD MEMBERS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS GOOD DIVERSITY WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS.)) ((RUTH WILLSON/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: WE CAN'T TEACH STUDENTS IF THEY'RE NOT IN THE CLASSROOM. HE'S IMPROVED ATTENDANCE WITH THE TRUANCY PROGRAM AND THERE HAS BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT IN TEST SCORES, BUT NOT WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE.)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=we'd like to see.]


City Council will choose among the five candidates to fill two seats on the school board.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[4-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=CHR]
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In sports, Houston pulled off the first major upset of the N-B-A Playoffs by taking game one at Utah 103-to-90.
Here's a look at the rest of yesterday's scores.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The fire that killed two children yesterday morning in Henry County has been ruled an accident.
Four-month old Kristen Bowman and her four-year old brother Jacob died when their family's trailer caught fire. Their parents and two other siblings were able to escape the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The case has been closed against two Botetourt County deputies involved in a March shootout with a drunk driver.
The Botetourt County Commonwealth's attorney says the deputies acted correctly by shooting Brent Jenkins after he fired at the officers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A 14-year old boy caught fire yesterday as he was sniffing gasoline fumes with friends.
Police say the boy spilled gas on his shirt, which ignited when a friend lit a cigarette. The boy was not seriously injured.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-a]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Six years ago, a regional secret was let out of the bag--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=08-White Sulphur Springs/West Virginia;]


You may remember the Washington Post article that revealed the existence of a 30-year- old bunker hidden at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.
Now the public can freely walk through the facility that was built to sustain members of Congress in the event of a nuclear war.
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[SOT 13:14:59 B-ROLL SOME]
[IN Q=What I would hope]

((FRITZ BUGAS/BUNKER CURATOR: WHAT I WOULD HOPE THE PEOPLE WOULD GAIN FROM WALKING THROUGH THE FACILITY IS THAT THEY NOT ONLY GET A SOURCE OF HISTORY, AS TO THE FACILTY, THE WAY IT WAS BUILT AND THE NEED FOR IT, THAT FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO PRESERVE OR SUSTAIN LIFE AND YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CARRY ON THE BUSINESS OF GOVERNMENT.))
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[OUT Q=business of government]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off Full Screen]


Take a tour of this former re-location facility with us in this week's segment of "Time Off."
That's coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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