[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

The search continues for victims of yesterday's deadly train accident in Germany.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

And the deal between Norfolk Southern and Conrail to carve up C-S-X faces opposition in Washington.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]

[5-rail-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#598-26 7:59]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Merger]


The planned acquisition of Conrail by Norfolk Southern and C-S-X hasn't come to a halt, but things did slow down a bit yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


In Washington the Surface Transportation Board heard testimony from members of Congress who were split over their support of the merger.
Some are not convinced the plan for Norfolk Southern and CSX to carve up Conrail would guarantee more competition in the industry.
When Norfolk Southern's C-E-O Dave Goode took the stand, he faced some tough questions about how Norfolk Southern would make sure the merger was safe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Gus Owen/Surface Transportation Board;]
[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C.E.O.; :12]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=go along.]
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[VO-NAT]


Goode said repeatedly that N-S has developed an elaborate safety plan.
The S-T-B is supposed to vote on the merger next week, but it could take longer if the board decides the railroads must meet stricter conditions.
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[5-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#598-24 26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


The second man charged in the capital murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson will face trial in August.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Emmett Cressell, Junior was originally charged with first degree murder for allegedly burning and beheading the former black marine.
But last week that charge was elevated to capital murder after Louis Ceparano entered a plea that guaranteed him life in prison over a possible death sentence.
In exchange-- Ceparano agreed to testify for the prosecution.
Cressell will be tried in July for allegedly robbing Johnson.
His capital murder case is scheduled for late August.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


The judge also appointed Cressell's attorneys now that he's in jail and can no longer work.
The question of bond was never raised in court.

[TRAIN-AX]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-O]
[GRAPHIC=Train accident]


Cranes, dogs and rescue crews are working non-stop, searching for surivivors in one of Germany's deadliest rail disasters.
Yesterday, a high-speed passenger train de-railed, jack-knifed and smashed into an overpass, crunching cars togethor.
The crash killed at least 100.
Tom Fenton has more.
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[SOT]

[4:00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03- Eschede, Germany; :00]
[SUPER=02-Andrew Davidson/Eyewitness; :17]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :26]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(( Track: Little is left of what was the Munich to Hamburg express. The train--travelling at 125 miles an hour-- apparantly hit a bridge support, collapsing the overpass onto the train.
An eyewitness reported a car had been stalled on the tracks:
VOICE OF Andrew Davidson: Eyewitness: And then, out of nowhere, came the express train, and I mean everybody just closed their eyes in disbelief. There was just an almighty great crash.
On-Cam: This is Germany's fastest, most expensive and most luxurious train, catering primarily to businessmen. And, ironically, considered the safest...that is, until today.
Track: The train jack-knifed, rail cars crashed into eachother, and were thrown from the tracks.
Anka Schanhorst thought she was hearing a natural disaster .
SOT German woman:

She said, suddenly there was a loud explosion, like an earthquake.
More than 800 rescue workers, medical and military personnel joined forces at the site.
And even those accustomed to rescue operations were stunned by the carnage

SOT German worker: I can t describe it. It s really horrible

for me.
Track: The dead were laid out beside the tracks as the wounded were treated at the scene. Those most seriously injured were helicoptered out to area hospitals. The accessible parts of the damaged train were searched for any signs of life within.
Tonight, rescue workers, are afraid of what they will find at the bottom of the rubble. There are reports that a conductor who was on the train told authorities that the last two cars contained groups of school children. Rescue workers are now waiting for a bigger crane to lift what remains of the bridge from those final cars.))

[E-Plane-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net d]
[GRAPHIC=Plane accident]


Two airplane mechanics were killed yesterday when their plane crashed -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC;]

into a Winston-Salem home.
The two were test flying the single engine plane when it lost power-
The mechanics were trying to return to the airport but the plane clipped utility lines and smashed into the corner of the home.
The two adults and one child in the house were not hurt.
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[LEWINSKY-LATEST]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=Monica LEwinsky]


A White House aide faces more questions today before a grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
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[VO-NAT]


This will be the second appearance by senior aide Sidney Blumenthal.
Blumenthal had refused to answer some questions on the grounds of Executive Privilege, but the White House has now with-drawn that claim.
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[E-Sales-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48 5:43]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery]


We're still waiting for word on whether there was a winner in last night's 25 MILLION dollar lotto drawing.
Consumers purchased about five thousand tickets a minute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Tickets at the "Glenvar Minute Mart" were going fast.
That's where the state's second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the spring of 1990.
People had different reasons for hoping lightning would strike twice in the same place.
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[SOT=15:30:53 - 15:19:53]
[IN Q=WELL, IT WOULDN'T]

((JAMES PITTS; WELL IT WOULDN'T BREAK MY HEART FOR IT TO HAPPEN TODAY, YEAH. I'M JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. I HOPE I CAN GET THE RIGHT NUMBERS, THE RIGHT COMBINATION. IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF LUCK.)) ((LUCY CLARK/STORE CO-OWNER; AT THAT TIME WHEN WE HAD THE WINNER THEY DIDN'T GIVE THE STORE THE FIVE THOUSAND. THEY STARTED THAT TWO WEEKS LATER. SO WE DIDN'T GET THAT. SO THIS TIME I HAVE TOLD MY EMPLOYEES WE WILL ALL SPLIT IT.))
[SUPER=07-James Pitts; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lucy Clark/Store Co-Owner; :13]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=all split it]
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[VO-NAT]


If an individual wins last night's jackpot, there would be two payment options.
An annual payout would yield about 680-thousand dollars after taxes each year for 25-years.
A person opting for the one time cash payment would net around eight-and a half million after taxes.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Utah Jazz took the opening game of the N-B-A Finals, holding off the Chicago Bulls in overtime 88-to-85.
And closer to home, American Championship wrestling made its way to the New River Valley.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=later for that.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[TAPE#M98-6]
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[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Alan Giles/Triad Sports Car Club; :26]
[SUPER=12-Danville; :39]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Trans-States]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-26 1:54:49]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional]


Next stop: the Windy City.
Non-stop jet service to Chicago will begin next month for Roanoke travellers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The United Express carrier Trans States Airlines will be using its new Embraer (EM-brehr) Regional jets... and offering three direct flights a day into O'Hare.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As good as Atlanta is]

((BILL MISHK/TRANS STATES AIRLINES: AS GOOD AS ATLANTA IS AND AS BIG AS ATLANTA IS AS A HUB, CHICAGO IS STILL THE LARGEST HUB IN THE WORLD AND WE'RE BRINGING FOLKS TO WHERE MORE CHOICES AND MORE CONNECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Mishk/Trans States Airlines]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=connections are available.]
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[VO-NAT]


By the end of the summer, jets will make up almost half of the commercial flights to and from the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[E-Adult-Home]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-41 34:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new option for adults needing care came to Northwest Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Virginia's Adult Care has 18 bedrooms, a lounge, and a dining room- enough room to house 27 residents.
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[SOT 12.07.30]
[IN Q=After you leave]

((JAMES TROUT/COUNCILMAN; AFTER YOU LEAVE THE HOSPITAL IT'S BUILDINGS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE HEALTHCARE MORE ACCESSIBLE. MORE IMPORTANTLY THIS BUILDING ANCHORS THIS WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD. A NEW BUILNDING LIKE THIS OPENS MANY NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW HOMES))
[SUPER=01-James Trout/Roanoke City Council;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=for new homes.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Residents are scheduled to move into their new rooms June 8.[Health-Check]


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


Volunteers are coming out by the thousands to help test a possible AIDS vaccine.
Rick Jackson has the story in today's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE ABOUT TO BECOME HUMAN GUINEA PIGS... IN THE NATION'S FIRST LARGE-SCALE TESTING OF AN AIDS VACCINE.

VT=VO


OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS... PATIENTS WILL BE GIVEN AIDSVAX.
RESEARCHERS HOPE IT WILL TARGET A CERTAIN PROTEIN THAT THE AIDS VIRUS USES TO INFECT HUMAN CELLS.
THE VACCINE'S CREATOR...DR. DONALD FRANCIS.. DESCRIBES WHO WILL BE SELECTED FOR THE STUDY:

VT=SOT Dr. Donald Francis/Virologist


"These trials, like other vaccine trials select individuals at risk of infection. In the United States, that'll be risk of sexual infection--gay men and heterosexuals who have an infected partner."

VT=VO


TESTS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH...
BUT CRITICS REMAIN SKEPTICAL ABOUT WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, THE VACCINE WILL HAVE ON THE AIDS CRISIS.

VT=VO


STRAINS OF TUBERCULOSIS ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE RESISTANT TO THE DRUGS USED TO TREAT THEM.
AND OFFICIALS SAY IT'S BECOMING A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SURVEYED 35 COUNTRIES... AND FOUND RESISTANT T-B STRAINS IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ARGENTINA, AND THAILAND.
DOCTORS SAY THE NUMBER OF T-B CASES IS GROWING BECAUSE AIDS PATIENTS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE BACTERIA.

VT=VO


AND THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FINALLY APPROVES A NEW TREATMENT FOR THE BLOOD DISEASE, HEPATITIS C.
IT COMBINES INJECTIONS OF A COMMONLY USED CHEMICAL CALLED INTERFERON... WITH THE ANTI-VIRAL DRUG, RIBAVIRIN.
EXPERTS SAY THE NEW THERAPY SHOULD HELP PATIENTS WHO FAILED TO RESPOND TO STANDARD TREATMENTS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
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[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Out here on the]
[SUPER=12-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=13-Alan Giles/Triad Sports Car Club; :22]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]


[Steve Live]
(ad lib brief wx)

[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel/kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


German officials don't know what caused a locomotive to break loose and derail a high-speed passenger train yesterday, killing at least 100 people. Crews this morning are trying to recover victims from train cars crushed under an overpass.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A Denver federal judge says he'll consider giving Oklahoma bombing conspirator Terry Nichols a lighter sentence than life today if he reveals more about the attack.
But Nichols' attorneys say Oklahoma prosecutors could use the information against him in state murder cases.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Virginians line up for a chance to be a multi millionaire.
The state lotto hit 25-million as consumers purchased about five thousand ticketsa minute yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday June 4rd.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-TRAIN-AX]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Train Crash Investigation]


More than eleven-hundred rescue workers are still on the scene in Germany searching for surivivors in one of that country's deadliest rail disasters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eschede, Germany;]


Officials say at least 100 died when the high speed train derailed yesterday and smashed into an overpass.
At least 95 more were injured.
An eyewitness reports a car had been stalled on the tracks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( ANDREW DAVIDSON/EYEWITNESS: AND THEN, OUT OF NOWHERE, CAME THE EXPRESS TRAIN, AND I MEAN EVERYBODY JUST CLOSED THEIR EYES IN DISBELIEF. THERE WAS JUST AN ALMIGHTY GREAT CRASH. ))
[SUPER=02-Andrew Davidson/Eyewitness;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=ALMIGHTY GREAT CRASH. ]
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[VO-NAT]


The lead locomotive on the train broke loose at 125 miles-an-hour. Twelve passenger cars and another locomotive behind jumped the tracks and piled into an overpass.
The overpass then fell and buried at least two passenger cars, in which rescuers expect to find more victims.
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[E-Rail-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-81 1:17:21]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Merger]


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X found themselves in the hot seat in Washington yesterday concerning their planned acquisition of Conrail.
And government regulators had plenty of questions.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=everything was moving]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :07]
[SUPER=01-Linda Morgan/Surface Transportation Board; :11 quick]
[SUPER=@scott2;:17]
[SUPER=01-John Snow/CSX CEO; :26]
[SUPER=01-Gus Owen/Surface Transportation Board; :52]
[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO; 1:06]
[SUPER=@warner; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=SG, N7, Washington]


[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-40 46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


The door is open to a deal from Grayson County's prosecutor.
But right now Emmett Cressell, Junior's attorneys plan on arguing their client's case in front of a jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Cressell was charged with capital murder last week in the death of Garnett "GP" Johnson.
The charge was elevated from first degree to capital after Louis Ceparano agreed to testify against Cressell.
The deal guaranteed Ceparano life in prison rather than a possible death sentence.
Jeff Dorsey and Mark Claytor will continue to represent Cressell as court appointed attorneys.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Cressell]


Cressell will be tried in July for allegedly robbing Johnson.
His capital murder trial is scheduled for late August.


[NICHOLS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Terry Nichols has one last chance to tell what he knows about the Oklahoma City bombing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


He'll be sentenced today in Denver.
Guidelines call for a life prison term, but the federal judge in the case says he could be lenient if Nichols answers some final questions about the 19-95 blast that killed 168 people.
(----------------)




[lotto-fever]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=Va Lotto]


According to the Virginia Lottery hotline, last night's 25-million dollar jackpot will be shared by ticketholders in Martinsville and Fairfax.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The jackpot sparked lotto fever throughout the state yesterday.
Consumers were buying about five thousand tickets a minute.
If someone wins last night's jackpot, there would be two payment options.
A person opting for the one time cash payment would net around eight-and a half million after taxes.
(----------------)



[E-Lottery-Security]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-39 42:14]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery]


Competition for your gambling dollar is intensifying in this era of Powerball jackpot-mania.
So the Virginia Lottery wants you to remember:
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


There are strict ethical standards for how Lottery workers conduct these drawings with your money.
There's more than an hour of preparation, with an outside auditor observing and recording.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((TANYA DAVIS/AUDITOR: WHEN I FIRST COME IN, I GET THE ENVELOPES THAT HAVE THE NUMBERS IN THEM. AND THEN I RANDOMLY SELECT THE MACHINES THAT WILL BE USED. THEN WE RANDOMLY SELECT THE BALL SETS THAT WILL BE USED. SO IT'S ALL RANDOM. NO ONE KNOWS.))
[sot]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: I THINK THE AUDITORS ARE PART OF, NO KIDDING, PART OF KEEPING US HONEST. NOT THAT THERE'S AN HONESTY PROBLEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Tanya Davis/Independent Auditor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesman; :13]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=honesty problem.]
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[VO-NAT]


They weigh the balls.
They must fall within a range of 14 one-hundreths of a gram.
They run three or more test runs to make sure one ball doesn't stand out as a winner.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Just give]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: JUST GIVE US A CALL IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME IN EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING...WELCOME TO DO THAT.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to do that.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Virginia Lotto]


With all ping pong balls being equal-- you're almost guaranteed a one in 7-point-1 million chance of winning Lotto.

[NBA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs]


For just the second time in their six trips to the N-B-A Finals, the Chicago Bulls are coming off an opening game loss.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


John Stockton scored seven of his 24 points in overtime last night as the Utah Jazz took game one 88-to-85.
Michael Jordan led the Bulls with 33 points on 13- for- 29 shooting.
Scotty Pippen finished with 21 and had a chance to tie the game, but he missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Game two is tomorrow night at the Delta Center.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Thurs.]
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[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[IN Q=Jeff Gordon look out]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Alan Giles/Triad Sports Car Club; :19]
[SUPER=12-Danville; :45]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=Alright! Alright! Twenty-Four Oh Eight]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(804) 799-5150/Danville Parks and Recreation]
[SUPER=16-(336) 760-3260/Triad Sports Car Club]





[2-Shot=Melanie/Steve]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Bedford-County]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-34 1:18:52]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford]


Bedford County and the city of Bedford have come together in the hopes of bringing in new business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The two localities have entered into a "revenue sharing" agreement designed to bring new development to the area.
The county will provide land for four new industrial development zones.. the city will provide the utilities.
Then they'll split any tax revenue generated by new businesses that move in.
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[SOT 11:15:26]
[IN Q=This provides for]

((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: THIS PROVIDES FOR THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THAT BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL GROWTH IN A CONTROLLED WAY, AND IT RELIEVES BURDENS THAT ARE ON THE LYNCHBURG SIDE OF BEDFORD COUNTY AND ALSO ON THE ROANOKE SIDE, IN THAT IS BRINGS THE CONCENTRATION HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Shelton/Bedford Mayor; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=the concentration here.]
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[VO-NAT]


State law required that a three-judge panel approve any kind of revenue-sharing agreement between localities.
That panel gave its unanimous approval to the deal yesterday morning.
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[Boty-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=528-29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Botetourt County jail sees a lot of repeat offenders -- who say they like the friendly treatment but that's not why they come back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The sheriff calls his jail a short-term warehouse.
Most inmates are in and out within months.
They say they'd rather be here than any other jail.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:38:04]
[IN Q=People are more relaxed]

((MIKE BERNARDO/JAIL INMATE: PEOPLE ARE MORE RELAXED. THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE THREATENED ALL THE TIME. THEY AREN'T HAVING TO PROVE THINGS ALL THE TIME. JAILS, YOU HAVE TO PROVE THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Bernardo/Jail Inmate;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=prove things]
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[VO-NAT]


Inmates like the freedom here, the food, and the friendly deputies.
Some grew up in the same small communities as their guards.
And many keep coming back to jail -- addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The sheriff says they need counseling, education, and job training.
But while they're here, he uses a different kind of influence.
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[SOT 12:20:58]
[IN Q=IF you can]

((IF YOU CAN PAT SOMEONE ON THE BACK ... GO THROUGH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=go through it]
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[VO-NAT]


Inmates say they do NOT come back for the kind treatment -- they say they would much rather be free than in jail.
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[E-Llama-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-33 1:02:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Severe autism and hearing loss are just two of the challenges being made easier for Roanoke Valley children suffering disabilities, thanks to llamas.
The camel's kinder cousin is helping to break through the wall of communication.
Tonya Flory has more.
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[SOT 09 46 32]
[IN Q=Aleeoop...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerale Russel/8 Year Old; SUPER QUICK!!!:23]
[SUPER=01-Mona Sams/Occupational Therapist; :28]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Brenton/Speech Therapist; :52]
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[OUT Q=Health Check]
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[SOT ub 09 46 32]
[IN Q=Aleyoop]

((ALEEOOP, C'MON, AAWWW MEAGAN C'MON. (LAUGHS).)) [RUNS:06]
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It's not always easy, but these special needs children seem to have of way of making the llama's do what they want. Some would even jump through hoops to get the animal to follow them. There's Meagan, Ricardo and the baby --
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((JERALE RUSSEL/8 YRS. OLD:I LIKE BATMAN)) [RUNS:02]
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((MONA SAMS/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST:IT'S VERY INTERACTIVE AND THAT'S ONE OF THE KEY POINTS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM BECAUSE INTERACTION IS SO DIFFICULT FOR THEM AND SO THE LLAMA DOESN'T PASS JUDGEMENT ON THE CHILDREN.)) [RUNS:10]
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((WHAT DO YOU SAY, GOOD JOB)) [RUNS:06]
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The students have animal assited therapy once a week for a half hour combined with conventional classroom therapy for a half hour throughout the school year.
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((CHERYL BRENTON/SPEECH THERAPIST:I CAN SHOW THEM AN EAR AND SAY EAR, BUT THEN THEY CAN ASSOCIATE THAT WITH THE ANIMALS EAR AND IT WILL BE MORE SPONTANEOUS AND THEN I TAKE THEM BACK IN THE CLASSROOM, THEY'LL TOUCH THEIR EAR AND SAY EAR AUTOMATICALLY.)) [RUNS:11]
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Therapists say the animals even help the children with their social skills.
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((MONA EARS, EARS RIGHT. NICE TALKING TIMMY NICE TALKING.)) [RUNS:06]
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Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

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To sports now, Game One of the NBA finals ended with the Jazz singing...
Utah topped the Bulls 88-85 in overtime.
Meanwhile on the ice, the Dallas Stars stayed alive in Western Conference finals, beating the Detroit Red Wings 3-to-2 in OT.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Local-Recap]
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[Anchor=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Testimony in Washington yesterday on the proposed Norfolk Southern/ Conrail merger.
Norfolk Southern C-E-O Dave Goode said the railroad has developed an elaborate safety plan to ensure the safety of the merger.
The Surface Transportation Board is supposed to vote on the merger next week.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Attorneys for Emmett Cressell Junior say they want a jury to decide his fate.
Murder charges against Cressell were raised last week from first-degree to capital murder after Louis Ceparano made a deal with prosecutors to testify against Cressell.
His murder trial is set for late August.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If you BOUGHT a lottery ticket in Martinsville for last night's 25-million-dollar jackpot, you may be a winner.
Winning tickets were purchased in Martinsville AND Fairfax.
The lucky numbers were 4-10-13-23-31 and 40.
Consumers were buying tickets yesterday at a rate of five-thousand a minute.
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