[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Two California couples are waiting for blood tests after a hospital says they were both sent home with the wrong newborns.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Danville police are waiting for autopsy results after a body is found behind someone's home.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear and very chilly as you start off your Monday--
But temperatures will warm up well into the 50s by afternoon.
We'll tell you how the work week shapes up weatherwise-- coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[S-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-74; 1:43:12]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Danville resident found something unexpected behind her house yesterday morning..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


the body of a man Danville Police suspect was shot to death.
The woman lives at the 100 block of Walker Street in Danville.
Police are handling the case as a homicide and have sent the body to a medical examiner for an autopsy.
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[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An early morning traffic accident yesterday took the life of a Rocky Mount teenager.
State police say 18-year old Sean Tyree ran off the road along Route 220 just after 4 A-M.
His truck flipped several times, throwing Tyree from the vehicle.
He died at the scene.

[Suicidal-Runaway]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=netA]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A week after escaping from a mental health institute, a suicidal Salem teenager is still on the run.
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[VO-NAT]

Hospital authorities say they don't know where to look for Noah "Drake" Schaffer.
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co.;]

Last Monday, the 16-year old jumped from a second story window of the "Adolescent Unit" of the Marion State Hospital.


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[SOT=00:08:54 - ]
[IN Q=HE FOUND A]

((JERRY DEANS/DIRECTOR; HE FOUND A WINDOW THAT WAS NOT SECURED AT THE TIME. WE WERE HAVING UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER LAST WEEK AND A WINDOW WAS LEFT OPEN THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LEFT BEEN.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Deans/Adolescent Director;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=BEEN LEFT OPEN.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Schaffer tried to commit suicide a number of times while he was at Coyner Springs, including an attempt to hang himself with a bedsheet last month.
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Family members say they've heard little from authrities and fear Schaffer may make another attempt on his own life before he is found.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE JUST WISH]

((SHERI RIERSON/SCHAFFER'S MOTHER; WE JUST WISH SOMEONE WOULD CONTACT US. EVEN IF HE DOESN'T WANT US TO KNOW WHERE HE IS. WE BASICALLY JUST WANT TO KNOW HE'S OKAY.))
[SUPER=01-Sheri Rierson/Schaffer's Mother;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=HE'S OKAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Schaffer contacted his family over the weekend to let them know he is alive, but not where he can be found.
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[switched-babies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


There has been another switched baby incident, this time it happened in California.
But unlike the case at the U-V-A medical Center, this switch was quickly corrected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orange, CA;]


An hour after Ilee-anna and Joseph Lambert took their newborn home, St. Joseph's hospital called to explain that the baby they took home was another couples child.
Apparently another mother at the hospital noticed the baby she cradled in her arms had a wrist braclet identifying it as the Lambert's child.
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[SOT]

[5:02:43-54]
[IN Q=My wife did nurse the baby...]
[SUPER=01-Brian Lambert/Baby's Father ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=UPset about that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital issued a statement saying that they would investigate thoroughly to find out how the mix- up happened.
The hospital is doing blood tests, and says Tuesday is the earliest the babies can go home.
The other mother involved does not want to be identified.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Dale Earnhardt gets beaten at his own game.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=fame inductees.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to weather)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Woodward/Artist; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :40]
[RUNS=2:33]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:art))

[Cancelled-Case]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC02:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Pulaski County commonwealth's attorney has decided to drop MURDER charges after being convinced that the defendant acted in self-defense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

(Ah-Mahd Bog-NUDE-ah) Ahmad Bognuda was charged in the shooting death of 19-year old John Christopher Dean at the Washington Square Apartments two months ago. Bognuda claims he was defending himself after Dean pulled a gun on him first. Prosecutors say the claim was valid and that deadly force was justified. But Dean's girlfriend says it's not over.
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[SOT=00:22:26]
[IN Q=IF I HAVE]

((TIFFANY WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S GIRLFRIEND; IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, WE'RE GOING TO PURSUE IT BECAUSE HIS LIFE WAS TAKEN FOR DEFENDING SOMEONE ELSE. HE DIDN'T GET TO SEE HIS SON GROW UP. JUSTICE WASN'T SERVED.))
[SUPER=01-Tiffany Williams/Victim's Girlfriend;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=WASN'T SERVED.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bognuda will be prosecuted for illegal possession of a firearm.

[sudan-relief]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mor]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Southern Sudan it's a desperate attempt to save the sick and starving.
Decades of war in the region have pushed the situation to the brink of catastrophre.
Sarah Carter reports.
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[SOT]

[8:35:14 YESTERDAY'S 8 FEED]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Malual Kon, Sudan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Carter/Reporting; :45]
[SUPER=01-Michele Quintaglie/United Nations; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Aken Dut/Local Doctor; 1:53]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN.]

((With her stomach distended and hers hair turning red from malnutrition, this girl collects one can of food. It s meant to last her family of six for a week. Around her order descends into chaos...as the hungry realize there is simply not enough food to go around. Desperation turns friends into enemies. At the best of times, rations are scant. A bowl of food is considered a large meal for this family who live surrounded by others under a tree. When the food runs out, they ll make soup using nothing by grass seed and bugs. ON CAMERA: AFTER DECADES OF WAR WITH THE GOVERNMENT FORCES REGULARLY DESTROYING CROPS, MOST PEOPLE IN VILLAGES LIKE MALUAL KON ARE CONTINUALLY ON THE BRING OF FAMINE. NOW THEIR ONLY SOURCE OF FOOD IS WHAT THEY GET FROM INTERNATIONAL AID AGENCIES.
(TRACK)

The United Nations sponsored Operation Lifeline Sudan - or OLS - is the largest humanitarian air drop in the organizations history. OLS believes it will have to distribute more than 100,000 tons of food to 80 villages in Southern Sudan to keep the death toll from rising yet again. But the war makes that nearly impossible , since both the government forces and their opponents in the rebel army could block the food supply at any time. Experts say this would cause an immediate famine. MICHELE QUINTAGLIE - UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAM THE REALITY IS THAT PEOPLE ARE PRETTY MUCH TEETERING ON THE EDGE. IT WON T TAKE MUCH TO PUT THEM IN A TRAGIC SITUATION OF HUNGER AND FAMINE. AND THAT S WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO AVOID.
(TRACK)

And while food is in short supply, medicine and proper treatment facilities are virtually non-existent. This doctor and nurse are hungry themselves and work everyday of the week for no pay.
DR. WILLIAM AKEN DUT/SOT/ MOST PEOPLE IN HERE WITH MALARIA, MALNUTRITION

AND TB LUNGS.
(TRACK)

This clinic has basic medicine to last just two months. But they have nothing to treat children sick with malnutrition. And only a few painkillers to ease the suffering of those dying of tuberculosis.
(Cough) Dr. Aken Dut says this woman won t last through the week. She

will surely become yet another statistic in a country where the fight for life remains a daily struggle. Sarah Carter cbsnews in Southern Sudan.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, that chocolate you got for Valentine's Day may actually help you live longer.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( TRADITIONAL THEORIES ON THE EATING DISORDER, BULIMIA.. ARE NOW BEING RE-EVALUATED.
----VO----
VT=VO


RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED THAT BULIMIA SPRINGS.. AT LEAST IN PART.. FROM A CHEMICAL MALFUNCTION IN THE BRIAN AND NOT MERELY FROM EXCESSIVE DESIRE TO REMAIN THIN.
A RECENT STUDY FOCUSED ON A MOOD AND APPETITE CHEMICAL IN THE BRAIN. WOMEN WITH A LACK OF IT.. REPORTED BIGGER DIPS IN MOOD AND GREATER WORRIES ABOUT BODY IMAGE.
----VO----
VT=VO


THERE'S ANOTHER STUDY OUT ABOUT FOOD, CANDY ACTUALLY.. AND IT'S JUST WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ON THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY.
BRITISH RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED 8-THOUSAND HARVARD GRADUATES FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
ONE RESULT ...THOSE WHO ATE MODERATE AMOUNTS OF CANDY LIVED A FULL YEAR LONGER THAN THOSE WHO ATE NONE AT ALL.
WHY THE BENEFIT? RESEARCHERS DON'T KNOW FOR SURE.
(MIKA)
ONCAM=MIKA


AND IN CALIFORNIA, A NEW HOSPITAL PROGRAM IS VOWING TO GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO .. GET THIS.. THEIR PATIENTS!!
FROM JANITORS TO DOCTORS.. EVERYONE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE.. MEDICAL CENTER HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED TO TREAT PATIENTS LIKE THE PAYING CUSTOMERS THEY ARE. WHAT A NOVEL IDEA.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS, I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


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



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 427-5919/Katherine Devine]



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

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A return to work by many of its pilots has American Airlines optimistic about soon resuming a normal schedule.
Still at least 10 percent of today's flights are cancelled.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Iraq's government is issuing a warning to the U-S and Britain.
A statement from Saddam Hussein says Iraq could attack U-S and British bases in the Persian Gulf that are used to launch airstrikes against Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And drug trafficking and trade top President Clinton's agenda today as he prepares to meet with Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on the Yucatan Peninsula.
The visit comes two weeks before Clinton must report to Congress on whether Mexico is doing its part to fight drug traffickers.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, February 15th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[clinton-mexico]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]

President Clinton is in Mexico today.. for a fast but important summit with Mexican leader, Ernesto Zedillo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Merida, Mexico;]

[5:00]
The two will discuss immigration policies and hammer out a crucial plan on border safety.
Mr. Clinton will also announce a four-billion financial aid package for the neighboring country.
But much of today's session will focus on stopping the drug trade.
In two weeks, Clinton must tell Congress whether Mexico is doing its part -- and can qualify for continued U-S aid.
Critics in Congress say corruption is widespread, and are expected to challenge any decision to re-certify Mexico.


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[iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Iraq has raised the stakes in its standoff with the US.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[8:18:02yesterday's 8 pm newspath]
In a statement on state television, the Iraqi government said it was able to attack American and British bases in the Gulf that are used to launch airstrikes against Iraq.
The statement comes amid simmering tensions over the no- fly zones imposed in northern and southern Iraq.
The United States has accused Iraq of more than 90 violations of the no-fly zones since mid-December.
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[2-S-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-74; 1:43:12]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Danville police are investigating a murder this morning.
A Danville resident found something unexpected behind her house yesterday morning--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


the body of a man Danville Police suspect was shot to death.
The woman lives at the 100 block of Walker Street in Danville.
Police are handling the case as a homicide and have sent the body to a medical examiner for an autopsy.
(------------)


[E-Escaped-Juvenile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-8 TC9:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A troubled Salem teenager continues to elude authorities after escaping from a state mental hospital a week ago. Noah "Drake" Schaffer contacted his mother through a friend on Saturday, to let her know he is safe, but not where she could find him. And as David Johnson reports, the family fears Schaffer's suicidal tendancies may catch up with him before authorities do.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I miss him]
[SUPER=01-Kimber Rierson/Schaffer's Sister; :00 QUICKLY!!]
[SUPER=01-Keri Rierson/Schaffer's Sister; :04]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sheri Rierson/Schaffer's Mother; :23]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; :46]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wood/Schaffer's Grandmother; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Deans/Adolescent Director; 1:16]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=from this mistake.]
(([SOT=06:34:59 - 06:34:33 (Escaped Juvenile Tape#1)]
[IN Q=I MISS HIM]

((KERI RIERSON/SCHAFFER'S SISTER; I MISS HIM AND I LOVE HIM.)) ((KIMBER RIERSON/SCHAFFER'S SISTER; I LOVE HIM. Do you want him to come home? YEAH.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=YEAH.]

Noah "Drake" Schaffer's 4-year old twin sister's share the sentiments of their family. The problems started at Coyner Springs, where Schaffer made numerous attempts on his own life.
[SOT=06:18:20 - 06:18:40]
[IN Q=HE WOULD WITHHOLD]

((SHERI RIERSON/SCHAFFER'S MOTHER; HE WOULD WITHHOLD HIS MEDICATION WHEN THEY GAVE IT TO HIM. HE SAVED IT UP AND TOOK AN OVERDOSE AND HE WAS ADMITTED TO LEWIS GALE PSYCH CENTER.)) ((RIERSON; THEN WHEN HE GOT BACK HE TRIED TO STARVE HIMSELF TO DEATH. HE WOULDN'T EAT OR DRINK WATER FOR ABOUT SIX DAYS.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=ABOUT SIX DAYS.]

After Schaffer unsuccessfully tried to hang himself with a bedsheet January 28, he was sent to Marion State Hospital for psychiatric help. Last Monday, during a therapy group session, Schaffer ran down this hall, jumped out an open window and got away. The boy's grandmother partially faults the hospital.
[SOT=06:25:55]
[IN Q=THEY SAID THEY]

((LINDA WOOD/SCHAFFER'S GRANDMOTHER; THEY SAID THEY BELIEVE DRAKE HAD ALL THIS PLANNED. BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN TO A CLASSROOM, SEEN THE WINDOW OPEN, AND THEY JUST KNEW DRAKE HAD PLANS TO ESCAPE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=PLANS TO ESCAPE.]

The hospital director says it's a LOW SECURITY adolescent facility. But he says it's no excuse for this incident.
[SOT=00:10:12]
[IN Q=THERE ARE WAYS]

((JERRY DEANS/DIRECTOR; THERE ARE WAYS OUT OF IT AND THE KIDS TEACH US THINGS FROM TIME TO TIME ABOUT OUR AREAS OF VULNERABILITY. AND WE'VE LEARNED FROM THIS MISTAKE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=THIS MISTAKE.]

[STAND-UP/00:18:09] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SCHAFFER IS NOT THE ONLY ONE TO ESCAPE FROM THE MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE. BUT DEANS SAYS ALL OTHER PATIENTS HAVE BEEN RECAPTURED WITH IN HOURS, IF NOT MINUTES OF THEIR ESCAPE. SO FAR, SCHAFFER IS THE ONLY SMEAR ON THE HOSPITAL'S PATIENT RETRIEVEMENT RECORD. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, SMYTH COUNTY.)) [RUNS17]))

[VA-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Governor Gilmore says he wants the Commonwealth to be ready when tobacco settlement money begins flowing.
Gilmore says he's established a commission to figure out how to best divide the money.
The commission will hold public hearings around the state and report back to the governor by October First.
Gilmore says he'd like to the more than four billion dollars split between farmers, anti-smoking programs and other interests.

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Woodward/Artist; :26]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :59]
[RUNS=2:21]
[OUT Q=you don't need abuse]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)



[SUPER=16-(540) 345-0400/Turning Point]
[SUPER=16-(540) 427-5919/Katherine Devine]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:art))

[American]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#-net]
[GRAPHIC=American Airlines]


American Airlines says it could be back on its feet by the end of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Many of the pilots ended their sickout yesterday after a judge found the union in violation of a court order.
The judge also slapped the pilot's union with a fine.
But the pilots return wasn't enough to prevent 550 flights from being canceled.
Some 231 flights scheduled for today also have been canceled.
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[S-Female-Cop]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-82;53:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For the first time the Rocky Mount Police Department has a woman among its ranks.
Tina Tenret recently caught up with Officer Tammy Pickurel and has this report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tammy Pickurel]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Pickurel/Rocky Mount Police Department; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chief R. B. Jenkins/Rocky Mount Police Department; 1:18]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; 1:26]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:32 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Rocky Mount]

((Tammy Pickurel is Rocky Mount's newest police officer -- hired away from the Henry County sheriff.
But ask her how she feels to be the lone woman on the force ....
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:58:40]
[IN Q=I don't really]

((TAMMY PICKUREL/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE: I DON'T REALLY THINK ABOUT IT A LOT. IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. I DON'T DWELL ON IT. I JUST TRY TO BE ONE OF THE FELLAS, ONE OF THE GUYS, SO THEY DON'T REALLY THINK OF ME AS BEING A FEMALE. THEY THINK OF ME AS BEING A POLICE OFFICER.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=police officer]


Pickurel has always been a trailblazer.
She is the oldest in a family of boys -- all law enforcement officers.
But believe it or not, this former Marine draws the line at women in combat.
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[SOT 15:26:13]
[IN Q=In combat]

((IN COMBAT THE TEAM DEPENDS TOTALLY ON EACH OTHER. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE MEN WHO WILL NOT PUT AS MUCH FAITH AND CONFIDENCE IN WOMEN. THAT'S JUST THE NATURE OF THE BEAST.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=THE BEAST]


But she says Rocky Mount's small and tight-knit force works as a team -- and she's counting on earning her partners' trust.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:28:54]
[IN Q=ONCE YOU PROVE]

((ONCE YOU PROVE YOU CAN BE COUNTED ON, THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE THERE, THE BROTHERHOOD COMES IN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=COMES IN]


So why hasn't Rocky Mount ever hired female police officers?
The chief says fewer women apply, and in the past, they've never been qualified.
But he says certain situations need a woman.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:43:04]
[IN Q=Obviously]

((OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE ISSUES INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WOMEN AND A WOMAN'S DEMEANOR WILL BE ADVANTAGEOUS OVER THAT OF A MALE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=OF A MALE]


Pickurel won't call herself a role model -- but she does say if girls see more female cops on the street -- they may follow.
Maybe then the so-called "brotherhood" will include more sisters.
Tina Tenret News7 Rocky Mount.))

[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WebWatch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


Internet gambling could threaten college sports.
And, how much would YOU pay for an ounce of Roanoke dirt?
Eric Earnhart has more details in Webwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The N-C-Double-A]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7 ]

(([intro] [RUNS05]
The N-C-Double-A wants an all-out federal ban on internet gambling. The organization says online gambling is a serious threat to college sports, because student-athletes could be tempted to place bets anonymously, then throw the game.
If you're buying on-line, the government's counting. Beginning this year the U.S. commerce department is keeping track of annual consumer sales made on the internet. As internet commerce takes off, the government wants to have accurate statistics. Right now internet sales make up less than one percent of all retail sales.
We're not sure how they would count this... An entreprenuer on E-bay, the popular online auction site, was selling an ounce of guaranteed Roanoke dirt. Starting price one cent plus shipping. The seller is out to prove you can sell ANYTHING on the internet, and settle a bet with a friend... he won, the dirt sold for 50 cents.
Dirt costs half a buck but computers are free online. At free-pc-dot-com they'll GIVE you a computer to use for 2 years, plus free internet service.... but it will cost you some privacy.... you have to fill out a questionaire, and let them flash advertisements around the screen while you're using their pc.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, at the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Roanoke- Salem Baseball Hall of Fame is a little larger this morning.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The Pulaski County Commonwealth's has stopped murder charges against (Ah-Mahd Bog-NUDE-ah) Ahmad Bognuda.
Bognuda claims he was defending himself after John Christopher Dean pulled a gun on him two months ago.
Prosecutors say the claim was valid and that deadly force was justified.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Danville police are investigating a murder.
A woman found the body of a man behind her Walker Street home yesterday morning.
Police say he was shot to death, but sent the body to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The town of Rocky Mount now has a woman on the police force.
Tammy Pickurel has always been a trailblazer.
She is the oldest in a family of boys -- all law enforcement officers.
Pickurel won't call herself a role model -- but she does say if girls see more female cops on the street -- they may follow.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]