[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A cigarette ignites a fire that kills an elderly Vinton woman.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the Pentagon gives the okay to exhume remains from the Tomb of the Uknowns in Arlington, for identification.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Frost and Freeze warnings have been posted all night for the higher elevations, as temperatures fell into the low 30s.
Those numbers will eventually rise in to the mid 60s today, under sunny skies.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The main campus of George Washington High School in Danville is closed today due to a major power outage.

The Langsston Focus Center will operate on a testing schedule.[Vinton-Fatality]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A resident of the Clearview Manor apartment complex was killed when a cigarette she was smoking apparently set her on fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Fire investigators say evidence indicates 63-year old Sadie B-Jones was smoking in her second floor apartment.
Her cigarette apparently flared, catching her clothing on fire shortly after 7 p-m.
Fire damages were contained to Jones' apartment, although the rest of the retirement community was temporarily hampered by smoke damage.
All of the other 100 or so residents were evacuated from the building until the smoke was cleared.
Fire fighters ruled the cause of the blaze an accident.
Counseling is being made available to help residents of the home and firefighters deal with the fatality.
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[Southwest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


A fire in southwest Roanoke this morning did a lot of damage, but no one was hurt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It broke out around three o'clock in a duplex on Berkley Avenue in the Virginia Heights neighborhood.
The fire spread through the upper level of the house and got into the walls and eaves, making it hard for firefighters to get it under control.
It took more than an hour to put it out.
Two people were inside when the fire started--the owner and his upstairs tenant.
The tenant says he was asleep when he woke up, smelled smoke and got out of the house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-37 13:57]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Montgomery County home also fell prey to a blaze last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Crews from Blacksburg and Christiansburg worked to bring the fire under control.
It broke out around nine p-m at this house in the Preston Forest community, near Blacksburg.
The roof and second floor were destroyed.
Jim Wang and his family were at home at the time and believe it started in the flue.
(/////SOT/////)

[11:16:43]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I suspect]

((JIM WANG/HOMEOWNER:I SUSPECT THAT WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT POSSIBLY THE FLUE BROKE OR SOMETHING ALLOWED OXYGEN TO GET TO
THE CREOSOTE WHICH IGNITED AND APPARENTLY THAT HOLE ALLOWED THE FLAMES TO JUMP OUT ONTO THE WOOD, THAT'S THE ONLY THIN

G THAT I FIGURE COULD HAVE HAPPENED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Wang/Homeowner; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=could have happened.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Wangs and their two children moved into the house in August.
They plan to stay with neighbors.
No one was hurt.
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[seattle-fire]


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


At least five people have been killed in a fire at a senior citizens care center in Washington state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


Fire officials say about 21 other people were taken to hospitals, two with serious injuries.
The fire was reported shortly after eleven P-M last night at the Assisted-Living center in Arlington, about 40 miles north of Seattle.
Fire officials say the center had no sprinklers.
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[E-Till-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-34 36:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An elderly man allegedly stabbed by his son in Danville last week has died.
76-year old Everett Till of Florida died Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Wednesday;]


The stabbing occurred last Wednesday night at the Hunters Run Apartments.
Danville police arrested 43-year old Michael Till and charged him with malicious wounding.
The younger Till lived in the apartment where the stabbing happened.
Police won't say if Michael Till will be charged with his father's murder.
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[WALL-STREET]


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

A down day in Tokyo, following yesterday's 147-point drop in the Dow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


The Nikkei Stock Average lost 254 points today, or about one- point- six percent of its value.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Yesterday's big Wall Street slide followed a report that the Federal Reserve might soon hike interest rates to cool off the U-S economy.
Analysts will be watching Wall Street closesly this morning to see how the Dow responds after yesterday's big drop.


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[EXHUMATION]


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


The mystery of who is buried in the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington national cemetary may be solved soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]


The pentagon has recommended the remains inside be exhumed and analyzed to confirm whether they belong to an air force pilot whose family is convinced they are his.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

(( CHARLES CRAGIN//ASST. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: I'M SURE THAT THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE SANCTITY OF THE TOMBS, AND WE HAVE HAD THOSE DISCUSSIONS , BUT I THINK ON BALANCE, EVERYONE CAME DOWN TO WHAT IS RIGHT, AND WHAT IS RIGHT IS TO UTILIZE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT EXISTS TO ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY THE REMAINS." ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Cragin/Assistant Secretary Of Defense; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to identify the remains.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's been 26 years since 1st Lieutenant Michael Blassie was shot down over vietnam.
Circumstantial evidence linked his name with partial remains recovered years later, but nothing was conclusive.
In fact the remains could be those of at least 8 other Air Force or army pilots shot down in the same region.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers hold the Indiana Pacers to a one game lead in NBA playoffs.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= Mornin' folks.]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=see ya then.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


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



(ad lib intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So you want]
[SUPER=13-Tony Johnson/Ringling Brothers P.R. Coordinator; :42]
[SUPER=13-Marissa Richardson/Ringling Brothers Dance Captain; 1:36]
[SUPER=13-Lisa Chapman/Ringling Brothers Clown; 1:55(quick)]
[SUPER=12-Charleston, WV; 2:00]
[SUPER=13-Pete Cinini/Ringling Brothers Stable manager; 2:14]
[SUPER=13-Mark Gaipo/Ringling Brothers Operations Manager; 3:02]
[RUNS=3:18]
[OUT Q=works out in the end]


((So you want to get away from it all and join the circus. Do you know what your getting into? Those who don't even like to pack a bag for the weekend, need not apply.
Tony Johnson isn't your typical P.R. Coordinator. Sure he has an office...

(nat break with the big grey box)


but this is it. Sometime the hardest part of Tony's day is finding out where the workers put it. However, don't be fooled, just because he's mobile doesn't mean he can escape the constant ring of the phone or barrage of e-mail from his bosses. Yes, even the circus runs its own web server.
And living on a train doesn't mean you have to be out of touch either.

(about 2:44:15) ITS LIKE A SMALL APARTMENT. EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING, BED AND SATALITE TELEVISION, RCA SHOULD DO A COM

MERCIAL CAUSE YOU GO TO THE TRAIN AND SEE 20-30 OF THOSE THINGS POINTED TO THE SKY. (2:44:36)
Johnson has only been on the road for 9 months. He says he does miss opening the paper and reading the box score of his home town Cleveland Indians, but other wise he wouldn't change a thing.

(2:39:20) THE ROAD TRAVEL IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE, ITS BETTER. I LOVE TRAVELING YOU GO TO SLEEP IN ONE TOWN

AND WAKE UP IN THE NEXT. YOU HAVE A NEW BEGINNING, ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO DO. (2:39:38)
Dance Captain Marissa Richardson misses her family in Roanoke, but she loves the train as well.

(3:06:56) ITS A LOT OF FUN. I HAVE A LOT OF NEIGHBORS, THE GIRLS I WORK WITH ARE THERE, IF MY HUSBANDS AT HOME PLAYING

A VIDEO GAME I CAN WALK DOWN THE TRAIN AND GO VISIT.
The travel bug has gotten to Lisa Chapman too. The Martinsville native is starting her 4th year on tour as a clown.

(3:30:42) AND NOW I FIND THAT WHEN WE ARE IN A CITY FOR A LONG TIME YOU KIND OF FEEL LIKE IT IS TIME TO GO I'VE GOT TO

GET OUT OF HERE. (3:30:51)
With 310 people living and working together 24 hours a day Stable Manager Pete Cinini says the circus feels less like a multi-million dollar extravaganza and more like a traveling family act.

(2:37:10) WHEN YOU ARE ON THE ROAD THIS IS A FAMILY WITHIN ITSELF. BIRTHDAYS..YEA MOM AND DAD AREN'T THERE BUT THE CIR

CUS IS A FAMILY. THEY ARE YOUR BACK SUPPORT (2:37:25)
Some people take that family feeling a step further, and start one of their own. When operations manager Mark Gaipo found himself falling in love with a Russian trapeeze artist he wasn't sure if he was just adapting to his surroundings or it was the real thing. The answer? Well he and his wife are expecting their first child in the next few months. As a matter of fact in the past 2 year tour eight children have been born into circus families. And while many may think living and working together would be just too much of a good thing, Mark says a little understanding goes a long way.



(about 2:56:55) SHE IS VERY UNDERSTANDING. I CAN BE REAL THICK HEADED, I CAN BE A THICK HEADED BALD IRISH GUY BUT SHE

IS VERY UNDERSTANDING. SHE GETS THE BEST OF ME. WE CAN GO TO OUR SEPERATE ROOMS IN THE TRAIN OR I CAN COME TO WORK A LITTLE EARLY- BUT IT ALWAYS WORKS OUT IN THE END. (2:57:11)))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
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The main campus of George Washington High School in Danville is closed today due to a major power outage.

The Langsston Focus Center will operate on a testing schedule.[S-Hunting-Accident]


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


A Bedford County deputy accidentally shot and killed his father while hunting last week.
27 year old Kevin Adams said he thought he was firing at a turkey last Thursday when he hit 55-year-old Marshall Adams in the chest.
The elder Adams died the next day.
A state game warden says he's investigating the accident and plans to present his findings to the commonwealth's attorney.

[E-Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-35 24:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[****Note ANCHOR tag***]
Candidates in the race for Danville City Council stuck to the issues at a public forum last night.
Jobs and education were top on the list.
Christy Hubley has our report.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With ten people running]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Faith Cody/Voter; :08]
[SUPER=01-R. Wayne Williams/Danville Council Candidate; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Ramey/Danville Council Candidate; :36]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :51]
[SUPER=01-Harvey Dalton/Voter; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( With ten people running for four seats on Danville's City Council, voters may have a tough time narrowing the field.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT10:00:39-:44]
[IN Q=It's not easy]

((FAITH CODY/VOTER: IT'S NOT EASY, IS IT? YOU HAVE TO REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AND HOW THEY SPEAK.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=how they speak.]


And speak they did-- about how to attract new industry to Danville.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:28:09-:24]
[IN Q=Danville right now can easily]

((R. WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: DANVILLE RIGHT NOW CAN EASILY SUPPORT MANUFACTURING JOBS, IT'S THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY JOBS THAT WILL REQUIRE OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM TO CHANGE TO KEEP UP WITH THAT TO ATTRACT HIGHER PAYING JOBS INTO THE AREA.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=to the area.]


And about whether the city should privatize its municipal services.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:34:20-:34]
[IN Q=We don't want to get]

((LEWIS RAMEY/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE DON'T WANT TO GET OURSELVES INTO A SITUATION THAT IS ONLY ONE OR TWO SUPPLIERS THEREFORE THEY GET TOGETHER ON THE PRICE AND IT GOES UP UP UP UP. )) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=goes up up up up.]


There's little tension among the candidates-- and not much disagreement about what should be done to improve Danville.
With so many of them taking similar stands on the issues... some voters aren't ready to make up their minds just yet.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:59:10-:18]
[IN Q=You haven't made up]

((HARVEY DALTON/VOTER: YOU HAVEN'T MADE UP YOUR MIND YET? NO. SOMEBODY MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND BETWEEN NOW AND THEN SO I'LL JUST WAIT UNTIL THE 5TH TO COME UP WITH IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to come up with it.]


Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=]
[SS=None]


Voters in Danville will have another chance to meet the council candidates tonight.
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum in the city council chambers from 7-until-9.

[2-Scores]


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


In sports, the Baltimore O's fall to Anaheim on the diamond with a final of 3-1.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Two-Steve]


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


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



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


[Closing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The main campus of George Washington High School in Danville is closed today due to a major power outage.

The Langsston Focus Center will operate on a testing schedule.[E-Clearview-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-21]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Vinton firefighters were quick to respond to a structure fire at the Clearview Manor retirement community.
But not before the accidental fire claimed the life of a 63-year old resident who lived on the second floor in the building's east wing.
David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators say]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :01]
[SUPER=01-Benny Powell/Vinton Fire Chief; :19]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Murray/Clearview Resident; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bessie Walker/Clearview Resident; :48]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News 7, Vinton.]

(( Investigators say the blaze that took the life of Sadie B. Jones, a Roanoke resident, was caused by a cigarette that she had apparently been smoking. They say there was evidence that she was a smoker and that her clothes were lit by accident. About an hour after the fire call, Vinton's fire chief made an announcement.
[SOT=20:28:15]
[IN Q=AT THIS TIME]

((BENNY POWELL/VINTON FIRE CHIEF; AT THIS TIME WE HAVE ONE CONFIRMED FATALITY. THEY'RE INVESTIGATING TRYING TO FIND OUT NEXT OF KIN AND ALL THIS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=AND ALL THIS.]

Investigators say fire damage was contained to Jones apartment. But there was water damage in other east wing apartments and smoke throughout the building. The smoke was cleared with ventilation fans. Witnesses at the scene spoke about how Jones apparently died.
[SOT=20:11:38/20:15:44]
[IN Q=I HAVE HEARD]

((CAROLYN MURRAY/CLEARVIEW RESIDENT; I HAVE HEARD THAT THERE WAS A FIRE ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND THAT A LADY WAS ON FIRE.)) ((BESSIE WALKER/CLEARVIEW RESIDENT; ALL I KNOW IS WHAT I WAS TOLD. And what was that? SHE WAS LAID IN THE FLOOR. HER APARTMENT WAS FULL OF SMOKE AND SHE WAS BURNED ON HER CHEST.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=ON HER CHEST.]

There were no other reported injuries. Residents were immediately evacuated. Some were escorted, others carried. All were taken out of harm's way.
[SOT=20:15:18]
[IN Q=I WAS SCARED.]

((WALKER; I WAS SCARED. I BOUGHT THE CAT DOWN. I WAS IN MY NIGHT CLOTHES. I TURNED AROUND AND TURNED THE T-V OFF, GOT MY CAT, I GOT DRESSED AND GOT DOWN STAIRS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=DOWN STAIRS.]

[STAND-UP/12:00:11] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SIX TO EIGHT PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE SECOND FLOOR EAST WING, ALL OF THE RESIDENTS WERE RETURNED TO THEIR APARTMENTS. THE OTHERS WILL STAY WITH RELATIVES UNTIL THE WATER DAMAGE IS CLEARED UP. COUNSELING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO HELP FIRE FIGHTERS AND RESIDENTS DEAL WITH THE FATALITY. DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7, VINTON.)) [RUNS:18]

))[2-Southwest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


No one was injured in an early-morning blaze in southwest Roanoke this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire broke out around three a-m in a duplex on Berkley Avenue in the Virginia Heights neighborhood.
The fire spread through the upper level of the house and got into the walls and eaves, making it hard for firefighters to get it under control.
It took more than an hour to put it out.
Two people were inside when the fire started--the owner and his upstairs tenant.
The tenant says he woke up, smelled smoke and got out of the house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe][MontgoMERY-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=wIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Fire caused extensive damage to a home in Montgomery County last night.
Crews from Blacksburg and Christiansburg worked to bring the blaze under control.
It broke out at about nine o'clock at this house in the Preston Forest community, near Blacksburg.
The roof and second floor were destroyed.
Jim Wang and his family were at home at the time and believe it started in the flue.
The Wangs and their two children moved into the house in August.
They plan to stay with neighbors.
No one was hurt.
(----------------)




[2-seattle-fire]


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


Fire officials in Washington state say at least five people are dead following a late night fire at a senior citizens center.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


About 21 other people were taken to hospitals, two with serious injuries.
The fire was reported shortly after eleven P-M at the Assisted-Living center in Arlington, about 40 miles north of Seattle.
Officials say the center had no sprinklers.
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[2-E-Till-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-34 36:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A stabbing in Danville last week has resulted in a death.
76-year old Everett Till of Florida died Saturday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Wednesday;]


The stabbing occurred last Wednesday night at the Hunters Run Apartments.
Danville police arrested Till's 43-year old son, Michael Till, with malicious wounding.
The younger Till lived in the apartment where the stabbing happened.
Police won't say if Michael Till will be charged with his father's murder.
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[SANCTIONS-UPHELD]


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


The U-N Security Council has agreed to maintain economic sanctions against Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[4:00:00]
Iraq'a foreign minister made a personal appeal that sanctions be lifted as the Security cancel reviewed the issue yesterday.
But the U-N's chief inspector says his team has made little progress in determining if Iraq is free of all banned weapons.
The council also put off a proposal by Russia to cut back inspections.
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[3-Sports]


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


To sports now, the Roanoke College softball team racked up as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference handed out awards last night.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= Good morning]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=great Tuesday everybody.]



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

[Lottery ]

Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-5]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll ad lib intro)



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When Martinsville's]
[SUPER=12-Charleston, WV; :00]
[SUPER=13-Lisa Chapman/Ringling Brothers Clown; :50]
[RUNS=2:53]
[OUT Q=its possible]


((When Martinsville's Lisa Chapman was four years old she told her parents she was going to be a clown. They were supportive, but there were plenty of people who were not.

(3:29:55) I HAD TEACHERS A LOT OF TIMES THAT SAID "OH YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT, BE A CLOWN? ARE YOU SURE?"


Any doubts about Lisa's convictions were put aside in 1993 when she was accepted to Ringling Brother's Clown College. The eight week training program was quite a bit different from her days as a costume design major at Jame Madison University.

(3:29:33) IT WAS SHORTER, THERE WERE NO BIOLOGY LABS AT CLOWN COLLEGE (3:29:39)


What she did learn was things like how to walk on stilts, juggling, the history of clowning, and how to fall with out getting hurt.

(3:38:08) WE'RE NOT ONLY DOING OUR ACT FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE 4TH ROW, WE'RE DOING IT FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE 104TH. SO W

E HAVE TO USE OUR ENTIRE BODY TO GET THAT MESSAGE ACROSS. THEY WON'T HEAR ANYTHING WE SAY WITH OUR MOUTHS, SO WE DO A LOT OF FALLING DOWN, AND YOU DO A LOT OF ACROBATIC TYPE MOVEMENT TO GET THE POINT ACROSS SO IT IS VERY PHYSICAL. (3:38:31)
After 4 and a half years of tumbling, falling and spinning, Lisa says she still gets a good feeling every night when she walks onto the floor. Her smile is not an act.

(around 3:34:45) THE CLOWNING THAT I DO IS ME TIMES A MILLION ITS JUST ME TO THE ENTH DEGREE SO ITS STILL ME OUT THERE

WHEN I'M A CLOWN (3:34:55)
And nothing brings out the best in her more, than a child.

(3:33:21) KIDS ARE GREAT. THEY ARE THE MOST HONEST AUDIENCE THAT WE COME ACROSS. THEY , IN AN INSTANT YOU KNOW IF THE

Y LIKE YOU OR THEY DON'T IF THEY THINK SOMETHING YOU ARE DOING IS FUNNY OR NOT. A KID CAN MAKE YOUR DAY WHEN THEY COME UP AND GIVE YOU A HUG. IT CAN MAKE A LOT OF BAD THINGS GO AWAY (3:33:53)
She feels fortunate that since she works the East coast she gets to see her family in Martinsville about 4 times a year. In between.. its her fellow clowns that fill the void.

(3:41:43) WE'RE DEFFINATLY A LITTLE FAMILY, WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER..LIKE SAY IF YOU WERE TO ATTACK ME RIGHT NOW...T

HEEEEESE GUYS WOULD BE ON IT(3:41:52)

(3:42:14) AHHHHHH!!! .......I GOT HIS WALLET!! (3:42:23)


And while Lisa has realized that she probably won't do this for the rest of her life she know that for now this is where she belongs. And as for those people who said she shouldn't do it?

(3:38:52) I HOPE ALL THOSE PEOPLE WILL COME OUT AND SEE THE SHOW AND SEE THAT YOU SHOULDN'T STIFLE ANYONE'S DREAMS...TO

DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT BECAUSE DREAMS DO COME TRUE- AT LEAST THEY DID FOR ME AND I THINK THEY CAN FOR ANYONE WETHER YOU WANT TO BE A CLOWN OR A LAWYER...OR A NEWS REPORTER..ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO IT IS POSSIBLE. (3:39:17)))
[Steve Live]

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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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In medical news,
It's not a cure for cancer but a possible breakthrough.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( THERE'S HOPE A SINGLE GENE WILL HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.
RESEARCHERS IN SCOTLAND SAY THEY'VE ISOLATED A GENE IN MICE THAT PRODUCES A SPECIAL ENZYME.. WHICH REMOVES CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS FROM THE BODY. A SIMILAR GENE CAN BE FOUND IN HUMANS.
SCIENTISTS ARE NOW TRYING TO COME UP WITH A WAY TO MANIPULATE HOW MUCH OF THE PROTECTIVE ENZYME IS RELEASED IN THE BODY.
THE FINDINGS WERE REPORTED IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.

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((vo))
MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE SURFING THE NET FOR MEDICAL ADVICE.
ACCORDING TO THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT... NEARLY 16-MILLION INTERNET USERS WENT ONLINE LAST YEAR... IN SEARCH OF INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH AND MEDICINE. THAT'S UP 38 PERCENT SINCE 1996.
BUT OFFICIALS ARE WARNING THE PUBLIC TO BE WARY OF UNRELIABLE SITES.

VT=VO

((vo))
AND HERE'S FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR FOLKS AFRAID OF THOSE DREADED NEEDLES. DOCTORS SOMEDAY MAY BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER VACCINES THROUGH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
THAT'S RIGHT, AN EDIBLE VACCINE.
A STUDY RELEASED IN THE JOURNAL NATURE MEDICINE SAYS PEOPLE WHO ATE A GENE-ENGINEERED POTATO DEVELOPED DEFENSES AGAINST A CERTAIN TYPE OF DIARRHEA.
RESEARCHERS STILL AREN'T SURE HOW EFFECTIVE THESE VACCINES CAN BE.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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The main campus of George Washington High School in Danville is closed today due to a major power outage.
The Langsston Focus Center will operate on a testing schedule.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The Roanoke Education Association is offering an endorsement in the city council campaign, just one week before elections.
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Yesterday the teachers group announced that it will support independent challengers Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash in the May fifth election, along with incumbent Democrat Bill White.
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((ESTHER CIRASUNDA/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THE PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE DAILY AS TEACHERS WITH WHAT WE DO IN ROANOKE CITY: WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND CITY COUNCIL EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, WE CANNOT ASSURE THE SUCCESS OF THESE CHILDREN AND I THINK THAT PROBABLY IS THE MAJOR ISSUE.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association has also endorsed candidates.
Over the weekend the group threw its support behind Democrats Alvin Hudson, and Nelson Harris.
For the third seat, the association said that either of the independents would be "a welcome and refreshing asset."

[E-State-Troopers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
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State police in Franklin County are working overtime, making up for a trooper shortage.
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Eleven troopers normally work in Franklin County but now there are only eight.
Three were recently promoted, and new recruits will not be available until July.
Sergeant B-G Ratliff says it may take up to 45 minutes to respond to a wreck but sheriff's deputies are helping them out.
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((SGT. B.G. RATLIFF/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE 220 AND FRANKLIN COUNTY MANNED 24 HOURS A DAY. IT MAY NOT BE MANNED EVERY SQUARE INCH BUT WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN REACT 24 HOURS A DAY DOWN THERE.))
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The sergeant expects more traffic accidents on Memorial Day and says troopers will have to work on their days off.
But he says Franklin County is at the top of the list to receive new troopers, when the State Police Academy class graduates in July.
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[E-Wiley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=lba]
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David Wiley will continue to make music with the Roanoke Symphony.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Wiley's Contract has been renewed through the 2000-2001 season-
The President of the Roanoke Symphony made the announcement at the beginning of last night's concert.
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[IN Q=for the past]

((FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS HE'S DONE WONDERFUL THINGS WITH OUR MUSIC AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO AT LEAST THREE MORE YEARS OF DAVID WILEY'S ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP.))
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Wiley began conducting the Roanoke Symphony in 1996-
He came here with a message. He says he wants people to realize orchestral music is fun- not stuffy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the San Antonio Spurs make it 2-1 in series play by beating Phoenix, 100-88.
Now for the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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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]


An elderly woman died last night when her cigarette apparently sparked a fire in her apartment at the Clearview Manor in Vinton.
Fire officials evacuated the retirement community until the smoke was cleared.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The cause of an overnight blaze in Southwest Roanoke is under investigation this morning.
The fire broke out around 3am in a duplex on Berkley Avenue.
No one was injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Florida man allegedly stabbed by his son last week in Danville has died.
76-year-old Everett Till died Saturday.
No word yet on whether Michael Till will be charged with murder.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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