[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The flu bug is taking its toll across Southwest and Central Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the trial of three men accused of dragging another man to his death gets underway today in Texas.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Expecting another sun-filled day, with temperatures soaring into the 60s--
But the clouds return by tonight, along with the possibility of some showers.
All the forecast details...momentarily.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Franklin-Busses]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-2; 36:34]
[GRAPHIC=220-Bus Safety]


Parents who live on Route 220 in Franklin County say moving bus stops OFF the busy highway won't make things any safer.
As Eric Earnhart reports, they want more police patrols, and more tickets for dangerous drivers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Less than a ]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 25; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anita Young/Accident Victim; :11 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Young/Parent; :21 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-William Martin/Parent; :33]
[SUPER=01-Guy Buford/Board Chairman; 1:07]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

((Less than a month after the accident that killed two people and shook up the entire county... Five year old survivor Anita Young says she's not afraid to ride the bus again.
[SOT 15:16:38]
[IN Q=I like it]

(( ANITA YOUNG/ACCIDENT VICTIM; I LIKE IT, NOT SCARED AT ALL? (SHAKES HEAD) )) [RUNS 4]
[OUT Q=at all? (shakes head)]


But while parents ARE still afraid, Anita's mother included... most spoke out AGAINST moving the stops OFF route 220.
[SOT 15:14:14]
[IN Q=I just feel like]

(( TAMMY YOUNG/PARENT; I JUST FEEL LIKE MOVING THE STOPS IS NOT GOING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE ACCIDENTS ON 220. )) [RUNS 05]
[OUT Q= on 220]


A proposal to use business parking lots as bus stops concerns parents who don't want their kids getting off the bus away from home.
[SOT 01:02:37]
[IN Q=if we had to ]

(( WILLIAM MARTIN/PARENT; IT WE HAD TO PICK HIM UP AT A PLACE OTHER THAN WHERE THEY GET OFF AT AND SOMETHING HAPPENED AND WE COULDN'T BE THERE, THEN THESE KIDS WOULD BE THERE BY THEMSELVES. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=by themselves]


And they say it doesn't address the main problem... speeding drivers who aren't paying attention.
[SOT 01:07:35]
[IN Q=if it takes.]

(( TAMMY YOUNG/PARENT; IF IT TAKES A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS TO PAY THESE PATROLMEN, SHERIFFS, COPS, STATE POLICE TO MAKE THESE PEOPLE AWARE THAT THEY NEED TO SLOW DOWN, THAT THESE KIDS ARE GOING TO BE GETTING ON AND OFF THE BUS, WHY NOT DO IT?
YOU'RE SAVING LIVES. )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=saving lives]


We asked school officials how much weight the parents comments will carry when they make their decision.
[SOT 15:12:49]
[IN Q=I think I'd be]

(( GUY BUFORD/BOARD CHAIRMAN; I THINK IT'D BE PRETTY HEAVY AND I THINK WE NEED TO TALK WITH DOUG BEATTY WITH VDOT AND WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO THAT MIGHT IMPROVE THIS SITUATION. )) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=the situation]


Sheriff's officials say they're already working on plans for a higher profile on route 220.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[Rockbridge-arson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Arson Arrest]


Four more volunteer firefighters in Rockbridge County face arson charges.
Warrants were served on Jeffrey Crouchhorn and Anthony Moore Friday.
Two juveniles can expect to get papers today.
They're all members of the South River Fire Company.
They're accused of setting fires to an abandoned house, a garage and a barn full of hay in 1997.

[dragging]


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


In Texas today, the trial begins for the first of three white supremacists... accused of dragging a black man to his death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Last june, 49-year old James Byrd was chained to the back of a pickup truck.. and dragged for nearly three miles.
John William King is the first to go on trial.
Most who live in Jasper are hoping for a quick and just resolution.
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[SOT]

[4:09:36-44]
[IN Q=PEOPLE DON'T LIKE..]
[SUPER=01-Booker Hunter/Jasper NAACP President]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=FAIR AND JUST THAT'S ALL.]
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[VO-NAT]


The defendants could get the death penalty if convicted.
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[Ehrlichman]


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


A central figure in the Watergate conspiracy has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


John (Er-lick-man) Ehrlichman was President Nixon's domestic affairs adviser.
He died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Atlanta.
Ehrlichman resigned from his White House post in April 1973 and was convicted two years later for obstruction of justice, conspiracy and perjury in the attempted cover-up of the Watergate burglary in 19-72.
He served 18 months in a federal prison.
Ehrlichman was 73.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Cougars and Lancers take care of some final regular season business.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=in a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Weather)


[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del Siler/Artist; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :36]
[RUNS=2:55]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS !!!!!!ONE PAGE ONLY!!!!!!] [COMM] ((Archive:artist))

[E-Heironimus]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-77;1:32:07]
[GRAPHIC=Heironimus New Life]


The old Heironimus building in downtown Roanoke is getting a makeover, and the owners hope the landmark is on its way back to being busy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Crews have been painting the wood trim, and the building is getting new windows. Soon it should appear much as it did in the 1920s.
Several businesses now occupy the first floor, and owner Calvin Powers says he believes Jefferson Street has a bright future.
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[SOT 22:24]
[IN Q=We think downtown]

((WE THINK DOWNTOWN WITHIN TWO YEARS WILL BE BACK LIKE IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Powers/Blue Eagle Partnership;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=like it was 20 years ago.]
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[VO-NAT]


The top floors remain vacant, but Powers says he is negotiating with several large corporations that are interested in leasing office space.
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[E-Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-79:1:23:59]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Buyout?]


A published report out of London says Volvo is considering buying out one of America's largest truck manufacturers.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January;]


According to the report, Volvo officials have been meeting with representatives from Navistar International to discuss a possible takeover.
The Chicago based company is the third-largest heavy truck maker in the nation.
The company also makes medium-sized trucks and school buses as well as diesel engines.
A Volvo official yesterday said the report is purely speculation and that the company does not comment on rumors.
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[E-Washington]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-81:1:04:34]
[GRAPHIC=George Washington Anniversary]


President's Day visitors were welcomed to Mount Vernon by none other than than George Washington himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. Vernon]


Actually it was a re-ennactment- on the bicentennial of Washington's death.
Mount Vernon has assembled a collection of artifacts for display "only in 1999."
A re-enactor depicting the Continental Army Commander was on hand.
Among the things visitors to Mount Vernon will see this year include a dinner table ready for 18th Century guests.
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[E-Japanese-Class]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=99-5]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


The global market place is forcing Americans to learn more foreign languages.
Some Danville students are getting a head start.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Sharon Moore is only one of nine people in Virginia who are certified to teach Japanese at the high school level.

The language is hard to learn because there are three alphabets, but students practice with flash cards and seem to be catching on quickly.
That makes business leaders who work with Japanese markets excited about the future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If we do not]

((IF WE DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN OUR SCHOOLS AND IN OUR YOUTH, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO EVENTUALLY BE TAKING MY PLACE, IF WE DON'T TELL THEM WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR OR WHAT WE NEED, WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET WHAT WE NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Joey Stevens/Techma USA Inc.]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=what we need]
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[VO-NAT]


Stevens is the General manager of Techma USA which is a subsidiary of a Japanese company that makes automobile parts.
His company provides Japanese newspapers for the class to study.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, researchers may have found a new indicator for diabetes.
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=1:05]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A LINK HAS BEEN DISCOVERED BETWEEN BIRTHWEIGHT AND ONE FORM OF DIABETES.
----VO----
VT=VO


DOCTORS IN BOSTON FOUND UNDERWEIGHT NEWBORNS TO BE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP DIABETES IN MIDDLE AND OLD AGE AS THOSE WHO ARE BORN WITH NORMAL WEIGHT.
THE STUDY PROVIDES NEW EVIDENCE THAT MALNUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY CAN LEAVE PEOPLE VULNERABLE TO DISEASE LATER IN LIFE.
----VO----
VT=VO


RESEARCHERS ARE REPORTING PROGRESS IN THE OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE TO FIND A VACCINE TO FIGHT MALARIA.
SCIENTISTS AT THE U-S CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION HAVE CREATED A MULTI-PRONGED VACCINE THAT'S SHOWN PROMISE IN TESTS WITH RABBITS.
THE C-D-C PLANS FURTHER TESTING IN PRIMATES BEFORE TRYING IT ON HUMANS.
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VT=VO


AND MOVE OVER VIAGRA.
THERE'S ANOTHER NEW DRUG ON THE MARKET RACKING UP HUGE SALES.
IN JUST THREE WEEKS... 142 THOUSAND PRESCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN FOR THE ARTHRTITIS DRUG, CELEBREX.
THE BIG DEMAND COMES EVEN BEFORE CELEBREX HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED BY DRUG-MAKER MONSANTO.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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



(I'll call for supers)
[SUPER=03-Windsor Gifts/1 to 4 PM; Hot Change]
[SUPER=16-(540) 774-2573/Art by Del Siler; ]



[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]


Opening statements begin today in the trial of one of the men accused in a racial killing in Texas .
John King is tone of three white men accused of dragging a black man to death in Jasper.
The New Black Panther Party asked to demonstrate outside the courthouse, but a judge has blocked that.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Danville police are looking for a hit and run driver who was involved in an accident that injured several people, including children.
Authorities say the driver of a Lexus hit two cars shortly before 6, then the driver fled on foot with a small child.
Authorities are advising area hospital personnel to alert them if a 3 to 5 year-old child is brought in with injuries from a car accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in Pittsylvania County, a man is being credited for saving a woman who was trapped in a burning car.
State Police say Robert Duncan pulled Sherry Renee Booth from her Buick that caught fire after a crash last night.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday February 16.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-78: 1:11:45]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Outbreak]

Doctors say the Roanoke Valley is experiencing an overwhelming number of flu cases. David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Does your stomach]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :03]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lindsay Hickam/Pediatrician; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tarin Schmidt/Southeast Family Medical Center; :55]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7.]

(([NAT-SOUND/00:27:17] ((Does your throat hurt? It does hurt?)) [RUN02] Doctors around the area are seeing more than their usual amount of sick people lately. One pediatrician describes it as "an epidemic".
[SOT=00:23:36]
[IN Q=ROUTINELY, I SEE]

((DR. LINDSAY HICKAM/PEDIATRICIAN; ROUTINELY I SEE ABOUT 30-PATIENTS A DAY....THAT WE ROUTINELY SEE.)) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=ROUTINELY SEE.]

Symptoms include nausea, headaches, fever, sore throat and fatigue. Last month, Brookville High School felt the wrath of the flu-- 250 of its nearly 900-students fell sick in the same week. Last week, several Jackson Middle students also fell victim to the bug. But children are not alone. Several grown-ups are plagued with the virus. Southeast Family Medical Center has so many patients, it's having to handle most by telephone. Nurses recommend drinking lots of fluids and plenty of rest.
[SOT=00:12:13]
[IN Q=TREATING THE SYMPTOMS]

((DR. TARIN SCHMIDT/SOUTHEAST FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER; TREATING THE SYMPTOMS AT HOME SUCH AS A HEADACHE.....COUGH MEDICINES OVER THE COUNTER.)) [RUNS 15]
[OUT Q=OVER THE COUNTER.]

Those most susceptible to the flu include nursing home residents and other elderly people and those who suffer from cancer, diabetes, asthma and heart disease. They are among the high risk individuals the center takes care of.
[SOT=00:15:35]
[IN Q=THOSE ARE THE ONES]

((DR. SCHMIDT; THOSE ARE THE ONES WE TRY TO TRIAGE AND GET IN HERE TO GET A LOOK AT AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE OKAY.)) [RUNS 05]
[OUT Q=ARE OKAY.]

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; DOCTORS SAY ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO KEEP FROM GETTING THE FLU IS TO SIMPLY WASH YOUR HANDS SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE COURSE OF A DAY. BUT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ANTIVIRAL MEDICINES, THERE MAY BE PROBLEMS GETTING THEM FILLED. SOME LOCAL PHARMACIES ARE REPORTING SHORTAGES FOR THOSE MEDICINES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS 15]))

[E-Danville-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-3 TC43:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The hunt is still on in Danville --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

for a driver who caused a multi-car crash on Claiborne Street last night.
Several people were taken to the hospital, at least 3 of them children.
Danville police say a Lexus wiped out 2 other cars shortly before 6, then the driver fled on foot with a small child.
Authorities are advising area hospital personnel to alert them if a 3 to 5 year-old child is brought in with injuries from a car accident.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[E-Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=99-1 33:19]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


A passerby is being credited for rescuing a Pittsylvania County woman from a burning car.
State Police say Robert Duncan pulled Sherry Renee Booth from her Buick.
The car caught fire after Booth drove off of Route 729 and into a tree at about 5-30 last night.
Police suspect Booth fell asleep at the wheel because of cold medication.
She is in stable condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
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[E-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-6 TC12:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Investigators want to know what sparked the blaze --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

that burned out a house at 429 Day Avenue Southwest last night.
An elderly woman had to be rescued from the building that housed 4 apartments.
Another resident returned from dinner to find his apartment in shambles.
Authorities aren't yet sure just how extensive the damage is, or whether arson could be a factor in the fire.
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[2-dragging]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Opening arguments begin today in the town of Jasper, Texas, for one of the men accused of a hate crime that shook the nation last year.
A black man was tied to a pickup truck and dragged to his death, allegedly by three white supremecists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Last june, 49-year old James Byrd was chained to the back of a pickup truck.. and dragged for nearly three miles.
John William King is the first to go on trial.
Most who live in Jasper are hoping for a quick and just resolution.
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[SOT]

[4:09:36-44]
[IN Q=PEOPLE DON'T LIKE..]
[SUPER=01-Booker Hunter/Jasper NAACP President]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=FAIR AND JUST THAT'S ALL.]
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[VO-NAT]


The defendants could get the death penalty if convicted.
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[Three-Steve]


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


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

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del Siler/Artist; :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :36]
[RUNS=2:44]
[OUT Q=when your painting]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for supers)
[SUPER=03-Windsor Gifts/1 to 4 PM;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 774-2573/Art by Del Siler; ]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:artist))

[clinton-mexico]


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


President Clinton is back in washington this morning after a one-day summit with Mexican leader, Ernesto Zedillo.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:12:27]
After the talks, Mr. Clinton gave a strong indication that he approves of the country's efforts to combat illegal drugs.
[SUPER=03-Merida, Mexico;]

[4:13:43]
In two weeks, the President must decide whether to certify Mexico's drug-fighting initiatives, or strip it of U-S aid.
While in Mexico President Clinton took a break from his talks to call for bipartisan cooperation to meet his reform goals for Social Security, Medicare and education.
He also responded to a reporter's question on the rampant speculation about his wife running for New York Senator Daniel Moynihan's seat.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((I THINK SHE WOULD BE TERRIFIC IN THE SENATE. ... SHE WOULD BE GREAT IF SHE DID IT ... BUT THAT'S A DECISION THAT SHE'LL HAVE TO MAKE. ))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=have to make.]
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[VO-NAT]


Moynihan is retiring after 24 years and strongly supports Clinton for his seat.
In fact on the Sunday talk shows he predicted her success.
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[S-Clinton-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-82 55:06]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


President Clinton was slammed in the Virginia Senate yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A resolution praising Virginia-born presidents was read-- but never adopted by the full Senate.
Then President Clinton's impeachment was mentioned.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:41:19]
[IN Q=We acknowledge]

((WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HIS INAPPROPRIATE ACTION...NOT THE NINTH PRESIDENT TO BE BORN IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.;]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=in Virginia.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Senator Hanger's statement has NO official weight beyond his opinion, since the full Senate never took a vote.

[S-Dave-Mathews]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-83 43:37]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


Yesterday was also an odd mix of celebrity sizzle and confusion at the capitol.
Ellen Qualls has the story of the Dave Mathew's Band's trip to the house and senate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Speaker]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :05]
[SUPER=01-Dave Mathews/Dave Mathews Band; :21 ]
[SUPER=01-Julie Dodero/Lynchburg Page; :39 ]
[SUPER=01-Allison Newman/Hampton Page; :48]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Aikens/Augusta Co. Page; :55 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
(([sot 12:27:22]

((MR. SPEAKER, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.)) [RUNS05]
Virginia's House of Delegates gave them a standing ovation.
In the Senate, Lieutenant Governor John Hager commended them, and then said this: [12:16:12 senate] ((Y'ALL ARE GREAT. I HOPE TO GET TO HEAR YOU SOME DAY.)) [RUNS:04]
The fact is, the esteemed elder statespeople of Virginia are commending some famous sons they've never even heard of.
[SOT 12:31:28 ]

((DAVE MATHEWS: OH I'M PRETTY SURE THERE'S A GOOD BUNCH OF THEM THAT'D NEVER HEARD OF US, BUT -- I GOTTA RUN-- BUT MAYBE THEY'LL COME TO THE NEXT SHOW.)) [RUNS08]
Don't get him wrong-- he's grateful.
But it's a younger breed of Virginians that this recognition day was for.
[SOT 15:28:13]

((JULIE DODERO/LYNCHBURG PAGE: IT WAS PRETTY EXCITING. I MEAN, I WAS JUST EXPECTING LIKE A NORMAL MONDAY, WALK INTO WORK, BUT ON OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY IT SAID "PAGES MEETING DAVE MATTHEWS." EVERYBODY WAS KIND OF LIKE "WOW.")) [RUNS13]
[SOT 15:07:57]

((ALLISON NEWMAN/HAMPTON PAGE: A LOT OF PEOPLE RAN AFTER HIM, DOWN THE HILL, AND THEY GOT AUTOGRAPHS, BUT I DIDN'T.))
[RUNS04]
[SOT 15:25:58]

((JENNIFER AIKENS/AUGUSTA CO. PAGE: YEAH I DID. You needed the autograph. YEAH, I WANTED IT. REALLY BAD. I'M LIKE HIS BIGGEST FAN HERE.)) [RUNS08]
[NAT SOT 15:12:55]

((Would you consider it a high point of the session? YES.)) [RUNS04]
[SOT 12:31:01 ]

((DAVE MATHEWS: THIS IS WHERE WE GREW UP AND WE ALL GOT OUR SPIRITS FROM. NOT ME, I GREW UP ANOTHER PLACE. BUT I'M REALLY HAPPY THAT I'M A VIRGINIAN NOW. AND SO IT MEANS A LOT TO US. AT LEAST SOME OF THE STATE THINKS HIGHLY OF US. AND SO, WE'RE JUST KIND OF DOING WHAT WE ALWAYS DO, WHICH IS TRYING TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF IT BACK.)) [RUNS23]
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]
In sports, the Redskins reel in a big fish in a trade with Minnesota.


Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=Tuesday 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:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More police patrols and more tickets-- that's what many parents say would improve school bus safety on Route 220 in Franklin County.
Parents met with school and law enforcement officials last night.
Many parents said they they don't want business parking lots used as bus stops because they don't want their kids getting off the bus away from home.
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Doctors are dealing with a heavy dose of the flu.
In fact, one pediatrician calls it an epidemic.
Some medical centers are so overloaded, they have to handle most patients by telephone.
Those most susceptible to the flu include nursing home residents and other elderly people and those who suffer from cancer, diabetes, asthma and heart disease.
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They've been rocking the Commonwealth for years.
Yesterday they were recognized by the General Assembly.
It was an odd mix of celebrity and confusion as the Dave Matthews Band was honored by the House of Delegates and State Senate.
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