[Mass-Child]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The search for a nine year old boy missing in Massachusetts continues this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norton, MA;]


Rescue workers have been looking for Corey Anderson since he disappeared Thursday in a sudden snowstorm.
The boy was looking for his dog.
Corey's parents say they hope the fourth-grader took shelter as temperatures dropped into the 20s on Thursday afternoon.
But rescue workers say hope is dimming in finding the boy alive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=How]
[SUPER=01-Bob Earls/ Con Rail Police;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=so much]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 200 people covered an area with a one and a-half mile radius. A helicopter with heat-seeking equipment also joined in the search.
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[11XGR-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-76; 26:08]
[GRAPHIC=XGR Wrap Up]


The General Assembly has concluded its 1999 session.
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[SOT 06:17:34 ]
[IN Q=May our]

((MAY OUR ENDEAVORS GIVE LIFE, HOPE, STRENGTH, AND POWER TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
[NAT SOT SINE DIE ]

((THE SENATE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE.)) ((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. gavel bang.))
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=gavel bang.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 1999 Virginia General Assembly adjourned its annual regular session last night at nine.
Lawmakers say goodbye to some members who announced they would NOT run for re-election, including Pulaski County Republican Tommy Baker.
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[SOT 02:26:06]
[IN Q=I knew]

((DEL. TOMMY BAKER/R-DUBLIN: I KNEW THIS WOULDN'T BE EASY MR. SPEAKER. BUT I WILL NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHAT IT'S MEANT FOR ME TO BE HERE.))
[SUPER=@Baker;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=be here.]
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[VO-NAT]


H-M-O reform, education funding, tax relief, and limits on out-of-state trash dominated this year's work.
Some credit power sharing between the parties for the progress made.
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[SOT 17:07:37]
[IN Q=We've had]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE HAD TO LOOK TO DIFFERENT OPTIONS. AND WE'VE HAD TO REALLY KIND OF REACH ACROSS THE BOUNDARIES TOWARD EACH OTHER A LITTLE MORE, LEARN TO WORK TOGETHER SOME MORE.))
[SUPER=@Woodrum; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=some more.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore now gets his say on the bills passed this year.
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[11Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-1; 50:19]
[GRAPHIC=XGR Wrap Up]


The legislature agreed to a plan that southside lawmakers call the most important farming support measure since 1938.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The bill promises 50-percent of Virginia's share of the national tobacco settlement to help "tobacco-dependent" communities survive.
It's supported by health activists, who get ten percent to help keep teens from smoking.
Danville's Whitt Clement was the sponsor.
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[SOT SENATE 06:54:48]
[IN Q=This takes]

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: THIS TAKES ALL THE THREADS IN THIS COMMONWEALTH, NO MATTER THE STRENGTH THE LENGTH OR THE TEXTURE, AND WEAVES THEM TOGETHER IN A QUILT THAT PROTECTS THE FAMILY FARM. IT PROTECTS THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY.))
[SOT HOUSE 02:36:38 ]

((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-FRANKLIN CO.: SOME PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS IF WE'RE CLOSING A CHAPTER IN OUR HISTORY IN OUR COMMONWEALTH. BUT I WOULD PREFER TO THINK THAT WE'RE OPENING A NEW BOOK TOWARDS OUR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=@Hawkins; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Dudley; :16 ]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=our future.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=none]


The settlement could mean 4-point-9 BILLION dollars to Virginia over 25 years.

[11Teacher-Battery]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-78; 1:26:04]
[GRAPHIC=XGR Wrapping Up]


Virginia school teachers may have finally won a special protected status.
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly gave final approval to a measure mandating a two day jail sentence for anyone who physically assaults a school teacher.
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[SOT FRIDAY INTERVIEWS 15:35:00 ]
[IN Q=This bill]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE THIS BILL IS ABOUT A MINIMUM STANDARD FOR TEACHERS THAT IS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER CLASS IN VIRGINIA.
AND THAT IS NOT WHAT I BELIEVE IS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR VIRGINIA.))
[sot 15:33:50 FRIDAY INTERVIEWS]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: TWO DAYS IN JAIL IS NOT LONG FOR A STUDENT WHO HITS A TEACHER. AND I THINK IT'S TIME WE NOT BE SOFT ON CRIMINALS WHO HIT TEACHERS. WE HAVE A REPUTATION OF NOT BEING SOFT ON CRIME. WHY SHOULD WE CODDLE THESE HOODLUMS?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :13]
[RUNS=31]
[OUT Q=these hoodlums?]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=none]


The teacher protection bill now goes to the Governor for his review.

[11BentMtn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-81; 1:20:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An missing elderly man was found dead hours after his vehicle ran off the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Roanoke County police say the 86-year old man's vehicle veered off of Route 221 Friday Night and flipped over several times.
Authorities believe he died shortly after the accident, but his body wasn't discovered until yesterday morning.
Family members had reported the man missing late Friday Night.
Police are not releasing the victim's name.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health-Check]


In medical news this week, It looks like researchers may have found a treatment for a DEBILITATING illness. And a new report shows that race and sex play a role in how you are treated at the doctors office. MIKA BRZEZINSKI has those stories and more in this week's Health Check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Important news]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=New York]

(( IMPORTANT NEWS OUT THIS WEEK CONCERNING WOMEN WITH ADVANCED CERVICAL CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo))
RECENT STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT WOMEN WITH THIS DISEASE LIVE MUCH LONGER WHEN GIVEN A COMBINATION OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND STANDARD RADIATION.. AS COMPARED TO THOSE WHO ARE GIVEN RADIATION ALONE.
THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE IS NOW URGING DOCTORS TO CONSIDER THIS TWO-PRONGED APPROACH WHEN TREATING PATIENTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW REPORT FINDS THAT RACE MATTERS-- EVEN IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, DOCTORS OFTEN FAILED TO TREAT BLACK HEART PATIENTS.. AS WELL AS THEY DID WHITES.
THE PHYSICIANS ALSO SHOWED AN UNFAIR BIAS TOWARDS WOMEN.//
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE FOUND A NEW TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME-- A DEBILITATING ILLNESS THAT'S BAFFLED DOCTORS FOR YEARS.
RESEARCHERS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY SAY A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT CALLED ENADA.. HAS HELPED RELIEVE SYSTEMS OF C-F-S IN AS MANY AS 72-PERCENT OF THE PATIENTS TESTED.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND PARENTS ARE BEING URGED TO SPACE THEIR KIDS AT LEAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS APART... TO BETTER THEIR ODDS OF HAVING A HEALTHY FAMILY.
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RECOMMENDS THAT NEW MOTHERS WAIT AT LEAST 18 MONTHS BEFORE GETTING PREGNANT AGAIN... TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PREMATURE BIRTHS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
[go straight to bump]

[ReelOpen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]
[Graphic=VA Newsreel]


Over 30 years ago fire broke out a Martinsville Furniture company.
Firefighters from as far away as Roanoke and Danville responded to the scene. In this week's Virginia Newsreel we will watch the firefighters battle the blaze.


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[SOT]
[IN Q= run animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]




[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][Furniture-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Around]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=I'm AF]

(( Around 3:30 on the afternoon of February 24, 1965, the finishing area of the number 1 American Furniture Company plant caught on fire.
Firefighters were worried because the facility contained some highly flammable materials.
The flames spread into the ceiling the old building and were 50 feet high at times.
An estimated 2 million gallons of water were used to battle flames.
The plant's sprinkler system proved unreliable in this incident.
The sprinklers were not facing the ceiling therefore they were no use to the flames overhead.
However, the firefighters did have the benefit of a fire wall between the finishing department and the manufacturing department.
That saved the plant from further damage.
That night, a plant official said there was no danger of an explosion.
A central pipe system containing materials like varnish was turned off as soon as the fire began.
According to published reports, a plant official said the cause of the fire was bound to be a short or a broken exhaust fan.
All 200 employees escaped unharmed. By the end of the week production at the plant was back to normal. They did move finishing operations to other American furniture plants until the burned area was rebuilt.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden.))


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Colorado ended a seven game losing streak by beating Nashville last night in NHL action.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NHL-Fox Sports;]


The Avalanche with the nice play, Claude LeMieux finishes with the goal.
The Predators come back to tie it by ganging up in front of the net.
But Eric Messier gives Colorado the edge and the Avalanche beat Nashville three to one.
[super=03-Edmonton, Canada/NHL-CBC;]


In Edmonton, Kent Manderville puts Carolina up one nothing in the second period.
Boris Mironov ties it up for the Oilers and this one ends in a Two-Two tie.
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[11Mexico-Notebook]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-25]
[GRAPHIC=Going South]


This week on News-7 you've heard a lot of reporting about apparel companies sending work to Mexico.
When we sent Scott Goldberg and photographer Howard Swank TO Mexico to cover the story, we gave them one special assignment:
Bring back a reporter's notebook -- a story telling us what it was like to be a Virginian news crew in Mexico.
Here's a look at their trip, from the lighter side.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first, it sure]
[SUPER=03-Matamoros, Mexico;00]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=SGO, News 7, Matamaros, Mexico.]

((
At first, it sure seemed like driving in Mexico would be easy.
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[SOT matamoros/chamber -- 2:10:16 ]
[IN Q=buenos]

((NATSOUND/SCOTT PAYING TOLL: BUENOS DIAS!)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=DIAS]


I paid a dollar-25.
She said have a good day. [roll under Bienvenidos a Mexico sign] But once we rolled under that bridge and into another country, sitting behind the wheel got a little bit trickier.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT novalink 312:08:26]

[FADE HORNS AFTER A COUPLE OF SECONDS, THEN START STANDUP TRACK UNDERNEATH TRAFFIC VIDEO]
[IN Q=horns]

((NATSOUND: TRAFFIC JAM, HONKING HORNS.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT last standup tape -- 4:25:14]

[cut standup in half]
[IN Q=AS SOON]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: AS SOON AS WE CROSSED THE BORDER WE LEARNED TWO THINGS ABOUT MEXICO. NUMBER ONE, YOU DON'T NEED A DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE HERE --)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=HERE]
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[SOT novalink 1 -- 1:40:52]
[IN Q=no]

((SCOTT IN CAR: NO SPEED LIMITS!!)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=LIMITS]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT --rest of standup]
[IN Q=AND NUMBER 2]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: AND NUMBER TWO, IF YOU WANT GOOD MEXICAN FOOD, YOU REALLY SHOULD COME TO MEXICO.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=TO MEXICO]
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[SOT any traffic]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: TRAFFIC)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


It felt like we spent most of our time fighting traffic that wasn't bound by individual lanes like it is in the United States. [matamoros/chamber at 2:59:35 / howard eating cocktail]
But when we weren't doing that .. or working, of course ...
we were eating just about anything we could get our hands on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((HOWARD SAYS "MMM" OR "MUY BIEN."))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Even if a street vendor sold it.
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[SOT matamoros/chamber ]
[IN Q=]

((SOMETHING WITH JULIANO AT BAR?)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


That afternoon, after we finished our shrimp "cocteles," Juliano invited us into his bar.
He offered us beers and taught us a new phrase:
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:09:24]
[IN Q=no]

((SCOTT:NO SE DEBE)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


Si se puede, pero no se debe.
Yes, we could.
But no we shouldn't.
Hey -- we were working.
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[SOT novalink nat]
[IN Q=]

((NATSOUND IN FACTORY)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


And this is where we did a lot of our work:
Inside a sewing factory.
Here's Howard, who normally took the pictures and let me handle the interviews, interviewing the woman who helped arrange our visit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT novalink 3 -- 12:01:17]
[IN Q=so has]

((HOWARD SWANK: SO HAS MR GOLDBERG DONE A GOOD JOB? VILMA WOLFE: YES HE HAS. HE WAS VERY NICE EVEN WHILE WE FIRST STARTED TALKING AND ... HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD YOU YOU LOOK LIKE JERRY SEINFELD? HOWARD: YEAH. ONCE OR TWICE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=]


If it seems like people were incredibly nice in Mexico, we found that they were.
We felt welcomed wherever we went.
Which was a new experience for a news crew.
Proof we really were in a foreign country.
With this reporter's notebook, I'm Scott Goldberg, News-7, Matamoros, Mexico.))
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[11Cranwell-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-79; 1:38:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A long time teacher says it's time to put an educator instead of a lawyer in the 14th-district seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Ed Lynch kicked off his 1999 campaign for the House of Delegates yesterday.
Lynch has a 15-year teaching career and has spent the past eight years as a Hollins University professor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT=00:03:18]
[IN Q=DEBATES OVER]

((ED LYNCH/14TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; DEBATES OVER THE CAR TAX, OVER LOTTERY FUNDING OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAVE BECOME DEBATES OVER EDUCATION. TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS ON ISSUES FROM SCHOOL CHOICE TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION REQUIRES THE EXPERT EXPERIENCE I HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/14th District Delegate Candidate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=EXPERIENCE I HAVE.]
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[SOT=56:00]
[IN Q=I AM COMFORTABLE]

((DEL DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I AM COMFORTABLE WITH MY RECORD. I'M COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=LAST TWO YEARS.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Cranwell's opponent from two years ago, Al Bedrosian, has not officially announced, but word is he will also run for the 14th district seat.

[Lyons]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Reverend Henry Lyons could get up to seven years in Prison for racketeering and grand theft.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Largo, FL;]


The president of the National Baptist Convention USA was convicted of swindling millions of dollars from companies seeking to do business with his followers.
Lyons was also found guilty of grand theft in the disappearance of nearly 250-thousand dollars, intended for rebuilding burned black churches in the south.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm disappointed]

(( Grady Irvin/Lyons Attorney: I'm disappointed. To say that I'm not would be an understatement. The family is disappointed. Denis DeVlaming/Lyons Attorney: The fact that they deliberated over 15 hours tells me that this jury struggled real hard and wanted to make sure that they did the right thing.))
[SUPER=01-Grady Irvin/Lyons Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Denis DeVlaming/Lyons Attorney; 06]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=right thing]
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[VO-NAT]


Lyons remains free on bail pending his sentencing hearing.
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[11Rats-Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-59; :42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The second day of Breakout at VMI continues today. The cadets began their march from Harrisonburg to New Market this morning at 6 am.
David Johnson has more on the first day of "breakout."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Since 1982 "Breakout" for the]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Year; :01]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jason Berg/Breakout Regimental Commander; :23 QUICKLY!!]
[SUPER=01-Ezra Clark/Class of '99 President; 1:11]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Lexington.]

(( Since 1982, "Breakout" for the "rat mass" always meant climbing a muddy hill. It usually took three to four hours--after which the rats officially earned the category of being a "Class".
[NAT-SOUND=]

((RUNNING AND SINGING)) [RUNS02] But the senior cadets, who determine what breakout consists of, wanted to do something a little different for the "Class of 2002".
[SOT=02:02:46]
[IN Q=WHAT THE CLASS]

((JASON BERG/REGIMENTAL COMMANDER; WHAT OUR CLASS DECIDED ON WAS........REAL SENSE OF COMPLETION.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=SENSE OF COMPLETION.]

Over a 48-hour period, the rats are mentally and physically challenged with a series of activities, including an obstacle course, wall climbing and running--among other things.
[NAT-SOUND=02:06:52]

((SHOUTING BY AN UPPERCLASSMAN TO A RAT.)) [RUNS03] It's designed to teach the underclassmen teamwork. If they fail at any task, the rats must motivate themselves to get it right.
[NAT-SOUND=]

((COUNTING AS THEY DO PUSHUPS.)) [RUNS02] The seniors organize, coordinate and supervise the "graduation" portion of rat training. They have no problem making this class wait more than two days--instead of four hours-- to reach that goal.
[SOT=00:17:55]
[IN Q=THIS IS A]

((EZRA CLARK/CLASS OF '99 PRESIDENT; THIS IS A LOT MORE PHYSICAL.....TAKING IT A LITTLE FARTHER.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=LITTLE FARTHER.]

[STAND-UP/00:25:26] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; TO COMPLETE THE TRADITIONAL THEME, THE BREAKOUT CEREMONY WILL CULMINATE TOMORROW WITH AN 18-MILE MARCH FROM HARRISONBURG TO NEW MARKET. THERE THE RATS WILL RE-ENACT THE CHARGE ACROSS THE NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD, WHERE IN 1864, TEN CADETS LOST THEIR LIVES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS16]))

[11VMI-Liddy]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


VMI seniors want Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy as their commencement speaker.
Liddy, a former army officer, is now an outspoken conservative radio talk show host.
He's scheduled to speak on May fifteenth.
Liddy was the cadet's second choice.
Their first was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who cast the lone vote against forcing VMI to admit women.


Scalia declined the invitation.


[60-Minutes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=60-Minutes]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tommy Boggs is one of Washington's most prominent lobbyists. He tells Morley Safer that the new laws aimed at curbing lobbyists have had no effect at all on he and his colleagues. Here's a preview of tonight's 60 minutes.


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[SOT]

[Friday10:26:38 CBS 10-11:30 Feed]
[IN Q=The power]
[RUNS=38 QUICK OUT!!!!!]
[OUT Q=Bill Clinton cameQUICK OUT!!!]



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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.

[ProfileOpen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]



State Senator Madison Marye has proven that patience is a valuable trait in the General Assembly.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, that's not his only ally.
Madison Marye is the subject of today's Virginia Profile.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Madison-Marye]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Va Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe wipe]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When Democratic lawmakers]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 13; :00]
[SUPER=@Marye; :08]
[SUPER=04-1979; :46]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :31 quick]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((When Democratic lawmakers met reporters on the opening day of the General Assembly session, Madison Marye was front and center.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've got some notes]

((I'VE GOT SOME NOTES ON THE BACK OF MY LOTTERY TICKET AND AN ENVELOPE HERE. IF YOU'LL LET ME GET STRAIGHTENED OUT HERE.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=straightened out here.]


On this day, he was pushing the food tax cut he had championed unsuccessfully in earlier sessions, but was now on Governor Gilmore's agenda.
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know ladies and gentlemen]

((YOU KNOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. ONE OF MY GREAT FOLK HEROES WAS HANK WILLIAMS SENIOR. AND OLD HANK WROTE A SONG CALLED PRAISE THE LORD, I SAW THE LIGHT. I JUST CAN'T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM THAT OUR GOOD GOVERNOR HAS SEEN THE LIGHT.))
[RUNS= :22]
[OUT Q=has seen the light]


Marye has been making other lawmakers laugh since 1973, when he was first elected to the State Senate.
While he's known for his persistence in the face of terrible odds, introducing the bottle bill at least a dozen times, he's also appreciated for his folksy humor.
[SOT 01:50]
[IN Q=It's a lot more fun]

((IT'S A LOT MORE FUN TO LAUGH THAN IT IS TO SCOWL ALL THE TIME.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=than it is to scowl all the time.]


Marye enjoys quoting country songs.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And if you know that old song]

((AND IF YOU KNOW THAT OLD SONG ABOUT "IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES, WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES. AND YOU SHIVER WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=when the cold winds blow.]


but he's not afraid to rap...
[SOT]
[IN Q=Oh, the Governor's Bill]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: OH THE GOVERNOR'S BILL IS A MIGHTY SILLY BILL, A HALF A CENT HERE AND A HALF A CENT THERE. IF IT GETS LOST IN THE SHUFFLE, WELL HE DOESN'T CARE.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


And who can forget Uncle Billy... whose advice he frequently shares with his colleagues.
[SOT]
[IN Q=In fact, My uncle Billy]

((IN FACT, MY UNCLE BILLY ONCE SAID THAT IF YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER, YOU'VE GOT TO FIND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE GOING SOMEWHERE AND GET IN FRONT OF 'EM.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=in front of em.]


...or make 'em laugh.

Joe Dashiell News 7))[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sports EXtra #2]
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The Olympics are often food for dreams. And in this case it helped start a boys gymnastics team in Botetourt County.
The Botetourt Gymnastics Academy has one of the only boys teams in the region.
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(( At 11 Patrick is working hard to make his dream of being a world class gymnasts come true.
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Patrick is one of three boys who make up the Botetourt Gymnastics Academy's boys' team.
Richie is nine and Justin is the youngest member of the team at seven years old.
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Gymnastics takes an emormous amount of strength. Coach John Moore says it helps children in all sports by developing coordination, fleibility and endurance
But it's learning new moves that thrill the boys.
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The boys gymnastics team is expected to grow next year as two younger boys are awaiting their turn to join the traveling squad.

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Don't forget to join Melanie, Kimberly, and Steve all this week for News 7 Mornin'. Here's Steve Pardon with a preview.

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