[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Ugandan and Rwandan soldiers have set out on foot to track the rebels who killed eight foreign tourists, including two Americans.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the Roanoke county planning commission puts into action, plans for a new high school.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Warm, moist, unstable air is moving in ahead of an apporaching storm system that first promises some rain today...and by tonight, snow showers.
This first week of march continues to be an interesting one...we'll have the latest forecast details.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[County-Planning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#99-13 TC13:38]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


Roanoke County is one step closer to a new southwest high school.
Over the objection of neighbors, the planning commission approved a special use permit for the Woods End Property last night.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The strongest opposition]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Jacobs/Pleasant Hill Dr. Resident; :09]
[SUPER=01-Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Homeowners Assn.; :17]
[super=01-Tabitha Rand/Cave Spring Tenth Grader; :28]
[super=01-Al Thomason/Commission Member; :48]
[super=01-Martha Hooker/Commission Chair; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7]


[Home-depot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-14 TC02:45]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


Also last night, the commission rejected a request to rezone property earmarked for the ill-fated Home Depot project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


The owners, Springwood associates, want the site zoned commercial, and suggested they might put some fast food restaurants on the property.
The Commission rejected the proposal because there was no specific site plan.
Springwood's lawyer questioned why the commission would REJECT commercial development NOW, if it was willing to APPROVE a Home Depot store before.
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[SOT 03:00:03]
[IN Q=I'm disappointed]

((ED NATT/ATTORNEY; I'M DISAPPOINTED, I DISAGREE WITH THEIR THOUGHTS AND PHILOSOPHY TO SOME DEGREE, I THINK THAT SPRINGWOOD DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO TRY AND GET THIS MATTER BROUGHT FORWARD IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY AND I'M JUST REALLY FRUSTRATED WITH THE PROCESS [time code 03:00:45] PATRICIA MEADOR/NEIGHBOR; THIS TIME THEY REALLY DID THEIR JOB, THEY'VE MADE MISTAKES BEFORE AND OBVIOUSLY THEY DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Natt/Springwood Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Meador/Neighbor; :18]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=do it again]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Commission members told Springwood to come back with a specific plan, and they'll consider it.

[E-Greenbrier-Casino]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:40:52]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Casino]


The Greenbrier is one step closer to winning a referendum on casino gambling.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wh. Sulphur Springs, WV/File Tape]


The West Virginia resort wants to build a Monte Carlo style casino to attract more overnight visitors.
Last night, the Senate Finance Committee aproved a bill that would allow Greenbrier County voters to decide the issue.
The bill now goes to the full Senate.
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[Tourists-Killed]


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


The White House is vowing to do all it can, to capture those responsible for the murder of an American couple in Uganda.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:02;20]
Rob Haubner and Susan Miller were among eight hostages slaughtered by Rwandan rebels.
Both worked for the computer company, Intel.
They were part of a group on an exotic Gorilla watching expedition.
Survivors of the ordeal have been evacuated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((MARK ROSS/SURVIVOR; THE WOMEN WE WERE TOLD HAD BEEN KILLED ON THE SPOT. IT LOOKED LIKE ONE HAD BEEN RAPED BEFORE SHE WAS MURDERED AND ONE WAS KILLED.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Ross/Survivor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=AND ONE WAS KILLED.]
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[VO-NAT]


An F-B-I team is also in Uganda to investigate.
And The State Department is urging Americans to stay out of western Uganda until further notice.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Roanoke Valley Christian finally feels the sting of a loss.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=just a few minutes.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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



(ROLLCUE: "inside Manufacturing" )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=as we start]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Murphy/V.P. Manufacturing; :23]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :32]
[RUNS=3:24]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[E-Training-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-6 28:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Families and friends of patients at the Central Virginia Training Center say they're not happy with plans to transfer mentally retarded violent criminals there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


State officials want to move five such patients to the Madison Heights facility from Central State Hospital.
Building 14 at C-V-T-C will be renovated, and a twelve-foot fence will be put up outside it for security.
The facility would house up to 15 mentally retarded adults who committed "serious" felonies but who were not competent to stand trial.
Families of other patients say they're worried about safety.
Mental Health commissioner Richard Kellogg will meet with citizens later this month.
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[E-Sweepstakes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-5 29:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you think surfing the web is simply an idle passtime, there's at least one local man who'll tell you differently.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Warren Burch of Roanoke hit the jackpot when he entered a contest on the internet.
He and his wife were in the market for a home, so they visited the realtor-dot-com website... and came away with 250-thousand dollars to put toward their dream home.
That's AFTER they entered the company's "Win Your Next Home" sweepstakes.
(------------)


[S-Reading-Day]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-4 TC52:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


V-M-I Cadets wore a different uniform yesterday in honor of National Reading Day and Doctor Seuss's birthday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Cadets wore large red and white striped hats synonymous with Doctor Seuss in an effort to show kids that reading can really be fun. Children from Central Elementary School gathered around Cadets as they read from various Doctor Seuss books.
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[SOT ub 11:11:22]
[IN Q= I think being;]

((JULIE MORRIS/TEACHER, CENTRAL ELEMENTARY: I THINK BEING HERE TODAY THE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY GETTING TO SEE JUST HOW FUN READING IS. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DONE JUST IN THE CLASSROOM IT CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE: AT HOME, OUTSIDE, AND IT IS A FUN THING AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE CADETS BEING INVOLVED IN OUR READING CELEBRATION TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Morris/Central Elementary Teacher;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q= reading celebration today.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]


And something you don't see everyday....
The principal at Narrows Elementary in Giles County agreed to dress as Doctor Suess--- if students read more than tw

o-thousand books in the month of February.
It was a challenge the kids couldn't pass up-- they read close to 27- hundred books.
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[E-Wolf-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-9 TC27:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Botetourt County couple is making pet therapy a little more wild.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

The VanCleaf's visit nursing homes every couple of weeks along with their pet wolf. Residents say Shiloh has a healing touch.
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[SOT ub 11 02 42]
[IN Q=I remember]

((BROOKE VAN CLEAF/SHILOH'S OWNER: I REMEMBER ONE PARTICULAR WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN DEPRESSED FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND WHEN SHILOH CAME, SHE WAS BUBBLY AND JUST CARRYING ON, IT WAS LIKE SHE BROUGHT HER OUT OF HER SHELL.))
[SUPER=01-Brooke Van Cleaf/Shiloh's Owner; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=of her shell]
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[VO-NAT]


17 month old Shiloh is getting ready to go to school.
The VanCleaf's are starting an education program to introduce her to students.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, mothers who smoke could pass cancer-causing chemicals to their unborn babies.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( PEOPLE BOTHERED BY CHRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN MAY NOW CONSIDER AN EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT THAT'S SHOWN SOME PROMISE.
DOCTORS INJECTED PAINLESS ELECTRICAL IMPULSES THROUGH FINE ACUPUNCTURE TYPE NEEDLES IN A STUDY OF SIXTY PATIENTS.
THE PROCEDURE BROUGHT MODEST RELIEF AND IMPROVED BOTH MOVEMENT AND SLEEP.
----VO---
VT=VO
RESEARCHERS IN MINNESOTA SAY THEY'VE FOUND TRACES OF A CANCER-CAUSING

AGENT IN THE URINE OF NEWBORN BABIES BORN TO WOMEN WHO SMOKED.
RESULTS OF THE STUDY CONFIRM EARLIER FINDINGS THAT BABIES CAN ABSORB CANCER CAUSING AGENTS BEFORE BIRTH.
OTHER STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MOTHERS CAN PASS ON ELEMENTS OF TOBACCO SMOKE TO THEIR BABIES IN BREAST MILK.
---VO---
VT=VO

AND... THERE'S A NEW WAY TO BLAST AWAY SKIN IMPERFECTIONS AND FINE WRINKLES. IT'S CALLED MICRO-DERMABRASION OR POWER PEEL. THE PROCEDURE..ALMOST LIKE A "MINI-SANDBLASTER".. DOESN'T INVOLVE ANY LASERS OR CHEMICALS. PATIENTS OFTEN GET TREATMENTS DURING THEIR LUNCH HOUR.
THE COST? AROUND 200 DOLLARS PER VISIT.
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 graphics)
[ESSc#8700]
[ESSc#8701]
[ESSc#8702]



[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 manhunt is underway for the Rwandan rebels who killed eight foreign tourists, including two Americans, in Uganda.
Ugandan and Rwandan soldiers have joined forces in the pursuit.
A commander says the rebels behind the slaughter have been tracked to a base in neighboring Congo.
An F-B-I team is also in Uganda to investigate.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Closing arguments are expected today in the case of the Marine pilot accused of manslaughter in last year's Italian ski-lift disaster.
Close to a month of testimony ended yesterday in the court-martial of Captain Richard Ashby in North Carolina.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a local figure and national T-V personality has died.
Labin Johnson was into his 19th season of the nationally syndicated show Cookin Cheap.
Johnson was 57.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March Third.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Johnson-obit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11 7:44]
[GRAPHIC=Laban Johnson]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
Laban Johnson died yesterday.
A teacher for 20 years ...later a city official, Johnson became best known as co-host of the Public Television show, "Cookin' Cheap."
Keith Humphry takes a look back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When health]
[SUPER=04-June 1996; :00]
[SUPER=04-January 11, 1999; :10]
[SUPER=10-Laban Johnson/"Cookin' Cheap" Co-Host/January 11; :18]
[SUPER=01-Carol Jennings/"Cookin' Cheap" Producer; :33]
[SUPER=04-1968; :40]
[SUPER=04-February 4, 1997; :58]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=KH, News-7]

(( When health problems forced Johnson to retire as Roanoke's Special Events Co-ordinator three years ago, the mayor presented him- -not the KEY to the city- -but the LADLE.
His health improved. Johnson and Larry Bly- -his broadcast partner- -had just embarked on their 19th season of "Cookin' Cheap."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:42:10 - from Mornin' fieldtape]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE NOW, AS FAR AS WE KNOW, THE LONGEST-RUNNING COOKING SHOW ON TELEVISION. )) [RUNS 04]
[OUT Q=and say otherwise.]


At W-B-R-A, they were getting ready to tape another segment of the show. The producer knew there was something wrong when Johnson didn't appear by late afternoon.
She remembers him as an endless source of humor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Carol Jennings (tonight)]
[IN Q=He could make anybody laugh]

((HE COULD MAKE ANYBODY LAUGH. HE COULD TAKE SOMETHING AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING THAT WOULD MAKE YOU SMILE.)) [RUNS 07]
[OUT Q=make you smile.]



[NAT SOT-Johnson introduced - -back-to at podium]

[JOHNSON'S MY NAME; MONEY'S MY GAME]
But he could also be very serious... as he was when he pushed for teachers' pay raises.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @2:45 on Beta from film]
[IN Q=The teachers are]

((THE TEACHERS ARE IN A BAD WAY. )) [RUNS 02]
[OUT Q=very small.]


In an interview just last year, Joe Dashiell asked Johnson whether he thought local folks were aware that he and Bly had achieved international fame through their syndicated show.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @14:21:53 Joe-D's Beta fieldtape]
[IN Q=In my former job]

((IN MY FORMER JOB IN SPECIAL EVENTS, IT USED TO IRRITATE ME GREATLY WHEN I WOULD GO TO MEETINGS AND EVERYBODY WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE GET THE NAME OF ROANOKE OUT AND WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO AND HOW MUCH DO WE HAVE TO SPEND. AND LARRY AND I HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR 17 YEARS.)) [RUNS 18]
[OUT Q=for 17 years.]


Laban Johnson dead at age 57.))
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[Talent=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


We spoke with Larry Bly on the phone last night.
He says he's in shock over Johnson's death- and went on to say it's been a great 19 years.

[E-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:24:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Salem man is dead and his god-daughter is in the hospital after a single-car crash last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


56 year old Earl Wimmer died after his minivan struck a tree off of Route 460 West in the Glenvar Heights section of Roanoke County.
Witnesses say Wimmer's vehicle was sideways in the 4-lane road before he swerved to miss a guardrail and careened off the right side of the road and head-on into a tree.
His 11-year-old god-daughter is in Lewis-Gale hospital - the extent of her injuries is unknown.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
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[E-Executions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-1 53:25]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capital Punishment]


Virginia is on pace for another record-breaking year of executions -- with April likely to set a one month record for the state.
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[VO-NAT]


In 1995, Virginia executed five killers.
In 1996, eight.
In 1997, nine.
In 1998, 13... a new record.
In 1999, we have executed two so far -- and have seven more scheduled through the end of April 29th... for a possible total of nine in just four months.
And the American Civil Liberties Union points out another new statistic, based on the total number of executions in modern times.
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[SOT 15:40:48]
[IN Q=Virginia executes]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: VIRGINIA EXECUTES 9-POINT-8 PEOPLE OUT OF EVERY MILLION CITIZENS. TEXAS 9-POINT-7. SO VIRGINIA BARELY NUDGES OUT TEXAS IN THAT CATEGORY. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT IT AS A MATTER OF PER CAPITA EXECUTIONS, VIRGINIA EXECUTES MORE CITIZENS THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=the nation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia has executed 61 men in modern times, and has only 40 left on death row.
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[SML-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-78]
[GRAPHIC=SML ]


Smith Mountain Lake is back to normal levels.
American Electric Power says now they can go back to releasing the usual amount of water through the dam.
Last fall's drought had drained lake levels to four feet BELOW normal -- creating public safety hazards and threatening electric power production.
For almost three months -- officials had been forced to release LESS water from the lake but now they say enough rain has fallen to fill the lake.

[E-Virginia-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=98-82 TC 1:09:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Floyd County residents were surprised when they learned a tornado touched down in Indian Valley on January 23rd.


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[VO-NAT]

[floyd tape]
Norman Quesenberry was surprised to see his hay barn scattered along a hillside.
It's just a small example of the damage severe weather can cause. [NWS-RADAR TAPE]
The National Weather Service is worried that people are ignoring warnings-- That they think severe weather warnings are false.
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[SOT 19:01:43]

[IN Q: in hindsight, they] ((MIKE EMLAW: IN HINDSIGHT, THEY ISSUED ALL OF THESE WARNINGS, AND WE NEVER GOT ANY SEVERE WEATHER, WELL THE REALITY IS THE SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND THOSE PEOPLE ARE LUCKY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN AT THEIR LOCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Emlaw/National Weather Service;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUTQ=AT THEIR LOCATION]
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKKE FULL SCREEN BOARD -- TONIGHT AT SIX] Tonight on news 7 at six, we'll learn more about tornado warnings as Andrew Freiden continues his two part series called Virginia Tornadoes.
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[Washington-Monument]


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


Visitors to Washington D-C have a new tourist attraction to gaze at.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:05:13]
It's the Washington Monument, completely surrounded by scaffolding, encased in a fabric printed to look like marble
blocks--- and NOW illuminated, in a special ceremony.


It will stay this way while the monument is being renovated.
The National Parks Service hopes to finish the job by July 4th, 2000.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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



(ROLLCUE:"Inside Manufacturing" )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Murphy/V. P. of Manufacturing; :18]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :23]
[RUNS=3:25]
[OUT Q=make his living]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: volvo))

[Cable-car]


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


A day after testimony ended, the case against a Marine pilot involved in the Italian ski-lift tragedy is about to go to a jury.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;]

[4:05:58]
Attorneys will give closing arguments today in the court-martial trial of Captian Richard Ashby.
[SUPER=@File;]


Ashby faces 20 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
He was at the controls of a Marine jet last year when it clipped a gondola cable and sent a car with 20 skiers plunging to their deaths.
Ashby says he relied on misinformation during the flight... but prosecutors contend he acted recklessly.
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[Springfield]


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


Sixties singer Dusty Springfield has died.
Her agent says Springfield died last night at her home outside London, after a long battle with breast cancer.
She was 59.
She was best-known for her 1960's hits ``I Only Want To Be With You,'' ``Son Of A Preacher Man'' and ``You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.''

[E-Danville-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-12 3:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Firefighters in Danville have a new work schedule, and they're not happy about it.
City council voted last night to change the work schedule in an effort to reduce costs and prevent unnecessary overtime.
The move comes after firefighters successfully sued the city last year for unpaid meal breaks.
Christy Hubley has reaction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Danville firefighters packed]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Earp/Firefighter; :17]
[SUPER=01-Brian Alderson/Firefighter; :38]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Monday; :46]
[SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Fire Chief; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Christy2; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( Danville firefighters packed the city council chambers, hoping to make it clear they didn't want their work schedules changed to a 19-day tour of duty developed by a consultant.
They made one final plea to keep their current 21-day cycle AS-IS.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:00-:08 ]
[IN Q=There are no hidden]

((RAY EARP/FIREFIGHTER: THERE ARE NO HIDDEN, ADDITIONAL OR LONG TERM COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR PROPOSAL OVER THE CONSULTANT'S PROPOSAL.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=the consultant's proposal.]


With a narrow vote of 5-to-4, the "I"s had it. [NATS of "I" at 12:07] [RUNS:02]
And firefighters left the council chambers in disgust.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:12-:15 ]
[IN Q=Everybody's disappointed]

((RAY EARP/FIREFIGHTER: EVERYBODY'S DISAPPOINTED BUT WE'LL GO ON. WE WON'T QUIT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=won't quit.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:00-:08]
[IN Q=Disappointment. We worked]

((BRIAN ALDERSON/FIREFIGHTER: WE WORKED HARD I THINK TO GET OUR SCHEDULE ACROSS OF WHAT WE WANTED AND IT'S DISAPPOINTED FOR IT TO GO AGAINST US.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=go against us.]


Firefighters are most upset that the new schedule doesn't allow them to have a full weekend off and forces them to sacrifice family time.
Morale may have just taken a big hit, but the fire chief says his department won't let it have an impact of the job they do protecting the city.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:53-16:06]
[IN Q=Any time there's a change]

((B.G. LEWIS/FIRE CHIEF: ANY TIME THERE'S A CHANGE, THERE'S A TIME PERIOD OF GETTING USED TO A CHANGE BUT THIS IS A HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DO AN EXCELLENT JOB FOR THE CITY OF DANVILLE AND I THINK THEY'LL RISE TO THE OCCASION.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=to the occasion.]


No word yet on when the new schedule will go into effect.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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In sports, a PGA player comes home to take over at a new golf course-- that is, when he's not busy on the tour.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Despite the objections of nearby residents, the Roanoke County planning commission approved the Woods End site for a new Southwest County high school.
The strongest opposition came from residents who live on or near Pleasant Hill Drive-- the proposed access road.
In the end, the planning commission said there was no other open, 70 acre site available for a project this size.
The rezoning passed unanimously.
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Laban Johnson died yesterday at the age of 57.
Johnson was a teacher, city official and co-host of the popular public t-v show "Cookin Cheap."
Johnson and Larry Bly- -his broadcast partner- -had just embarked on their 19th season of "Cookin' Cheap."
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Firefighters in Danville have a new work schedule, and they're not happy about it.
City council voted last night to change the work schedule in an effort to reduce costs and prevent unnecessary overtime.
Firefighters are most upset that the new schedule doesn't allow them to have a full weekend off and forces them to sacrifice family time.
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