[11Brzonkala]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-4; 59:01]
[GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala]


Former Virginia Tech student Christy Brzonkala filed a lawsuit under the Violence Against Women Act, passed by congress in 1994.
But a federal appeals court in Richmond ruled that the legislation is unconstitutional.
Joe Dashiell has more on yesterday's ruling, and the future of Brzonkala's case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Brzonkala's attorney]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Va. Tech Spokesman; :40]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Joe D News 7]


((Brzonkala's attorney had argued that her civil rights were violated by the two Virginia Tech football players who were accused of raping her.
But on a vote of seven to four, the appeals court affirmed Judge Jackson Kiser's earlier ruling that Congress had overstepped its authority when it approved the Violence Against Women Act.
Chief Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson wrote: "to sustain this provision would signal that state governments are due no more than the sweet pieties of lip service and that no limits whatsoever exist on the exercise of congressional power."
Virginia Tech was sued under a different law that forbids discrimination on the basis of gender.
Officials at Tech said they were pleased with the court's ruling.
[INQ= I think]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESMAN: I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRAUMATIZED BY THIS INCIDENT, CERTAINLY CHRISTY BRZONKALA WAS TRAUMATIZED BY HER INCIDENT HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH, AND WE'RE SORRY FOR THAT, AND TWO FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN TRAUMATIZED BY THIS INCIDENT AND REALLY THE BOTTOM LINE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GOING AROUND TRYING TO FIND BLAME, FAULT IN PEOPLE, FAULT INSTITUTIONS FOR CERTAIN ACTIONS, WHERE THE TRUTH MAY NEVER BE KNOWN AND WE'RE GLAD AT LEAST WITH THIS RESPECT THE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN EXONERATED.)) [RUNS24]
[OUTQ= been exhonerated.]


Still, the latest ruling may not be the last word on this case.
The lawsuit is viewed as a test case and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court may decide if the Violence Against Women Act is constitutional.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[11Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-5; 31:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Operation Street Sweep has kept Halifax County authorities busy for most of the night making drug arrests.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Officers with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the South Boston Police Department and the State Police are in the process of arresting a total of 42-drug suspects.
They've already confiscated thousands of dollars in drugs and several weapons.
This initiative is called Operation Street Sweep and targets mainly street level drug dealers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:57-4:14]
[IN Q=These are mostly]

((D.J. OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: THESE ARE MOSTLY LOWER LEVEL PLAYERS SOME THAT RISE TO THE MID LEVEL RANGE. BUT MOSTLY LOVER LEVEL, THE REAL NUISANCE PEOPLE YOU SEE EVERY DAY AND PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY CALL IN ABOUT AND ASK FOR US TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT AND WE'RE MAKING THAT EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-D.J. Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=making that effort.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Several of the suspects will face federal prosecution because of their alleged connection to a major cocaine ring.
These arrests are a result of a six-month investigation and more arrests could follow.
(-------------)


[Grayson-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Grayson County man died when he lost control of his 4-wheeler.
State Police say 52 year old John Raymond Willis of Elk Creek attempted to pull into a private drive and missed the entrance.
He then ran off the road and into a creek. It happened around 11:30 last night off Route 622 and Little Wood Lane.

Willis was not wearing a helment. State Police are not sure if he drowned - there was trauma to his head and chest. Investigation is still continuing into the cause of death.

[Carroll-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT am]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A tractor-trailer driver was killed when his freightliner overturned Friday morning on Interstate 77 in Carroll County. 54-year old Rosamond L. Boley of Pleasants, West Virginia was travelling northbound on the Interstate when his 1994 Freightliner ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck an embankment and a guardrail, then overturned. Boley died at the scene.

[Illinois-Children]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Autopsies on three children found dead in their home will be performed today.
Police in a Chicago Suburb say they were apparently poisoned.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Naperville, IL;]


Investigators found the bodies of seven year old Nicholas Lemak, six year old Emily and three year old Thomas Friday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=there is]

((JOE BIRKETT/DUPAGE COUNTY'S STATE'S ATTORNEY: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST ANY SUSPECT OUTSIDE THE FAMILY. ALL EVIDENCE AT THIS POINT SUGGESTS THIS WAS A DOMESTIC HOMICIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Birkett/`DuPage County State's Attorney;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=domestic homocide]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The mother 41-year-old Marilyn Lemak was taken to a hospital and is in fair condition.
Apparently Marilyn and the children's father David were going through a divorce.
(------------)



[11Greenbrier-Casino]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-2; 47:20]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]


Legislators in West Virginia's Senate have approved a bill to allow a casino to open at the Greenbrier Resort . Now it is up to county voters to approve it in a referendum.
State senators approved the bill by a vote of 22 to 12.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs/File Tape;]


The casino would be open only to overnight hotel guests and would make a minimal profit for the hotel.
The state would recieve most of the profit.
The bill must still be approved by the House of Delegates.
(------------)


[11Carilion-Fraud]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-83; 1:09:13]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


Among the bogus bills racked up by Carilion's in house recruiter before she left the Health System: flowers and dinners- -including a bill at The Outback Steak House for 3-thousand dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Cathy Fulton pleaded guilty to two fraud counts yesterday, admitting she collected more than 200-thousand dollars in bonuses and expenses in a little more than a year at Carilion.
Right after she left at the end of 19-97, auditors discovered what had happened and notified Roanoke Police.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They got search]

((SHARON BURNHAM/PROSECUTOR: THEY GOT A SEARCH WARRANT, SETTING OUT PROBABLY CAUSE. THE BANK FREEZES THE FUNDS IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnham/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=13]
(--------------)
[OUT Q=in place.]
[TALENT=Denise]


Carilion managed to recover 187-thousand dollars from Fulton's bank accounts, but she and her co-defendant still owe Carlion another 226-thousand dollars..

[11Farmers-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81; 1:29:55]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


The Government has money available to farmers who have experienced hardships over the past few years -- but there is a catch.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last November;]


The U-S-D-A is compensating farmers hit hard by the drought and falling market prices.
It's the first such program in seven years and it covers farming losses since 19-94.
There is more than two billion dollars available nationwide.
The only catch -- farmers who get money MUST register for federal crop insurance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:25:09]
[IN Q=Some farmers]

((SOME FARMERS DON'T PARTICULARLY LIKE CROP INSURANCE BUT THEY ARE OFFERED A 30% LOWER PREMIUM FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS. IT IS A MEASURE OF PRICE PROTECTION AND INCOME PROTECTION FOR FARMERS.))
[SUPER=01-G.B. Washburn Jr./Farm Service Agency;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for farmers]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Farmers like James Woods and his son who lost three-quarters of their apple crop to hail last year..
(///// SOT ///// )
[SOT 13:40:07]
[IN Q=A young man]

((A YOUNG MAN OR LADY COULDN'T COME OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE AND START FRESH. YOU CAN'T AFFORD LAND, EQUIPMENT, AND YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Woods/Farmer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=you can't afford it]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Applications are due by April ninth.
They are available in the Farm Bureau office.
(------------)


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


Right wing Jeff Nielsen had the first two-goal game of his NHL career to help the Mighty Ducks to a three to win


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA/NHL-Fox Sports;]

last night over Nashville.
And here's the first one of the night also Nielsen's first goal since December.
Taemo Salanne notched goal 302 to give Anaheim the two nothing lead.
Nashville's Scott Walker from way out cuts the lead, but the Ducks waddle away with the three to two victory.
[SUPer=03-Portland, OR/NBA-Blazervision;]


In Oregon, the Trailblazers get their 10th win in 11 games--Walt Williams knocks down the three here.
The T-Wolves try to cut away at the lead, Anthony Peeler converts the Bullet pass into a score.
Portland on the move again, Brian Grant finishes with the dunk and the Trailblazers finish with the 97-to-85 win.
(------------)


[11Franklin-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=599-4 13:31]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A wreck on highway 2-20 knocked down a power line and backed up traffic for miles.
But it didn't result in any HUMAN casualties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill;]


Most injuries were suffered by concrete GNOMES and lawn ornaments in Yesterday morning's accident.
They were on display at a gas station when a tractor trailer slammed into them.
Police say they planned to charge the truck driver with reckless driving, even though he wasn't speeding.
The truck spilled nearly a hundred gallons of diesel fuel, but wasn't enough to harm residents or the environment, according to police.
There was no estimate on the amount of damage done.
(------------)


[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


One person was injured when an Air France Boeing 7-47 cargo plane caught fire after a crash landing this morning in India.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madras, India;]


The aircraft was flying from Paris to Pakistan.
The accident occurred as the aircraft's nose wheel failed to open during landing.
The three-member crew and one Air France agent escaped unhurt.
But another airline agent on board received minor injuries and was hospitalized.
An Air France officials say the cause of fire is not known at this time.
The plane's flight recorders have been found and could provide the answers.
(------------)


[11Severed-Head]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-3; 59:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities in Richmond have identified a man found decapitated on Monday-- as 39-year old Henry Northington.
The victim had been living in Richmond but was a native of Brunswick County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday]


On Monday, a couple walking along the north bank of the James River found Northington's head, which had been carefully placed in the middle of a walkway.
Later that afternoon, authorities located his torso about three quarters of a mile downstream, partially submerged in the river.
Homicide investigators are still looking into the case.
(------------)


[Missing-Americans]


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


The bodies of three Americans kidnapped in Colombia by suspected leftist rebels have been found.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbia-Venezuela Boarder;]


Columbian officials say the bodies of the two women each had four bullet wounds and the man's had six.
The bodies were found hooded and bound on Thursday.
The three were seized Feb. 25 after spending a week with an indigenous people, the U'wa, on a mission aimed at helping preserve the group's native identity.
(------------)


[Cable-Car]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The prime minister of Italy made a personal appeal to president clinton friday.. for justice after the acquittal of the marine pilot whose flying sent 20 people to their deaths on an Italian mountainside last year.
Lee Cowan reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC/Yesterday; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sindy Renkewitz/Family Member; :55]
[super=19-Lee Cowan/CBS News; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(((LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE)
(( NAT D'ALEMA ARRIVAL ))
THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON ONLY HOURS AFTER THE CONTROVERSIAL VERDICT HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED. HE CAME WITH ONE QUESTION FOR HIS FIRST EVER MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE OF THE WORST ACCIDENTS IN HIS COUNTRY'S HISTORY?
THE PRESIDENT HAD AN ANSWER.

(( CLINTON SOT AT 15:12:52 ))

"The U-S must shoulder - for what happened."
BUT ON WHOSE SHOULDERS WILL IT REST? IT WON'T BE ON THE PILOT.

(SUPER: YESTERDAY, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC)


(( NAT ASHBY YESTERDAY ))
ON THURSDAY A MILITARY COURT CLEARED U-S MARINE CAPTAIN RICHARD ASHBY OF ALL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE DEATHS OF 20 ITALIAN SKIERS.
EVER SINCE THE ACCIDENT, RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U-S AND ITALY HAVE BEEN ON THE ROCKS. PUBLIC OPINION IS SWAYING MORE ANTI-AMERICAN THAN EVER BEFORE.
ALTHOUGH THE U-S DID PAY FOR THE GONDOLA SYSTEM TO BE REBUILT, AND HELPED COMPENSATE THE FAMILIES FINANCIALLY IN THE BEGINNING, IT IS FAR FROM ENOUGH, SOME SAY. SINDY RENKEWITZ LOST HER LOST HER FATHER AND SISTER IN THE CRASH.

(( SUPER: SINDY RENKEWITZ/FAMILY MEMBER )) (( SOT ))

"I don't think it was very fair in the end - that he's not guilty."
AT A JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER AGREED, SAYING HE WAS 'PERSONALLY SHOCKED' AT THE VERDICT - BAFFLED ON HOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN REACHED AND IS CONSIDERING RESTRUCTURING SOME OF THE NATO RULES REGARDING U-S MILITARY FLIGHTS IN ITALY.
BUT HE INSISTED THAT HE REMAINS CONFIDENT THAT AT THE END OF THE PROCESS, SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, AND WAS SATISFIED WITH THIS PLEDGE THE PRESIDENT MADE AT THE PODIUM.

(( CLINTON SOT AT 15:14:50 ))
"The U-S is not ducking --- happens again."


(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))

))[11Road-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-82; 1:14:39]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Improvement]


V- DOT expects construction to be complete this fall on the interchange that will eventually connect Route 4-60 and Interstate 81 in Christiansburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Construction on the road began a year ago.
The project is considered phase ONE of what's known as the THREE-A Bypass.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Phase TWO began this week along South Main Street in Blacksburg with road crews removing trees and vacant buildings.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Blacksburg]

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:THE BLACKSBURG INTERCHANGE AND THE BYPASS, AS FAR AS JENNELLE ROAD, STARTED ON MARCH FIRST AND THAT IS ALSO A MASSIVE PROJECT WITH A LOT OF BRIDGE WORK AND IT WILL TAKE ABOUT THREE, A LITTLE BETTER THAN THREE YEARS, TO COMPLETE THAT WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer; :00]
[RUNS=15 APPROX.]
[OUT Q=complete that work.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Phase THREE of the THREE- A project is expected to begin in a few months and includes building a new interchange at the intersection of Routes 1-14 and 4-60 in Christiansburg.
(------------)


[Med-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]



More and more public facilities are ready to help cardiac arrest patients and what are the effects of drinking too MUCH coffee? Mika Brzezinski has those stories and more in the Medical Week in Review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5NAT 6:27:05]
[IN Q=]
[Super=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting;]
[runs=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]




[11Judge-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-1 TC55:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Franklin County courthouse has be renamed after a former judge.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


The building holds hundreds of opinions written by former judge B.A. Davis.
Davis was on hand yesterday for the unveiling of a plaque, naming the place where he spent most of his career: the B. A. Davis Courthouse Complex.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16.49.22 - 16.49.25, 16.49.44 - 16.49.58]
[IN Q=There are many]

((B.A. DAVIS/FORMER JUDGE: THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE THAT I'D LIKE TO THANK. TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS--PAST AND PRESENT, COLLECTIVELY AND INDIVIADUALLY. THEY'VE BEEN EXTREMELY GOOD TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-B.A. Davis/Former Judge;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=good to me.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


Davis was on the bench for 25 years, until he retired in January of last year.
(------------)


[11Rock-Climbing]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-8; 36:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Rock Climbing is a sport that requires endurance, strength, and an agile mind.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


This weekend, climbers from Virginia and other midatlantic states are testing those skills in Roanoke.
The Mountain Hardware Eastern Rock Ramble will bring about 85 competitors to the Rocwood Climbing Wall at the Roanoke Recreation Department.
[SOT]
[IN Q=You have to have]

((ELISABETH HARDWICK/NORTH CAROLINA CLIMBER: YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF BALANCE AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO HAVE TENACITY TO KEEP TRYING AND NOT GIVE UP.)) ((LISA LAGE/NORTH CAROLINA CLIMBER: I ENJOY CLIMBING BECAUSE OF THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE AND THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, AND YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO STUFF TOO, IT'S PUZZLE SOLVING.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Hardwick/North Carolina Climber; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Lage/North Carolina Climber; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=puzzle solving.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Climbers of all ability levels are taking part in the event, but some of the region's best will be flexing their muscles and their minds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's going to be real strong]

((TOM CLARKE/OUTDOOR RECREATION COORDINATOR: IT'S GOING TO BE REAL STRONG BECAUSE THERE ARE ALL DIFFERENT LEVELS, MALE FEMALE, JUNIOR DIVISION, RECREATION INTERMEDIATE AND WHAT WE CALL OPEN WHICH IS VERY ADVANCED CLIMBERS AND VERY SKILLED.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Clarke/Outdoor Recreation Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=and very skilled.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The event continues all day at the Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Reserve Avenue. There is no admission charge for spectators.
(------------)


[Transportation-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


It's a journey from the past...right on into the future.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation offers a wide range of both travelling and permanent exhibits that celebrate the rail, the road, and the sky.
Kimberly McBroom has this week's "Time Off".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been a long road]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :09]
[SUPER=01-Beckie Fitzgerald/Museum Marketing Dir.; :22]
[SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/Roanoke City Councilman;1:41]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:25]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7.]


((It's been a long road for Virginia's Museum of Transportation...
The former ROANOKE Transportation museum earned its statewide designation in 1983.
After the flood of '85, the museum moved to its current location in the old Norfolk and Western freight station.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:49:36]

((BECKIE FITZGERALD/MUSEUM MARKETING DIR.: WE HAVE FAMILIES. WE HAVE RAIL FANS. WE HAVE CAR ENTHUSIASTS. WE REALLY REACH ALL WALKS OF LIFE FROM LITTLE CHILDREN UP TO RETIREMENT AGE. WE HAVE TWO THIRDS OF OUR VISITATION FROM OUT OF STATE AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. SO, WE REALLY TARGET A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:17]
The builder of this experimental aircraft flew it to Roanoke as a donation to the museum.
THIS plane flown cross- country by Rucker Tibbs made a temporary landing at the museum just over a week ago.


And you can see the progression of ROAD travel, from the days of horse- drawn buggies to the those of the more modern- looking Studebacher.
The green light is on for a larger auto gallery...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:52:21 ]

((BECKIE FITZGERALD/MUSEUM MARKETING DIR.: WE CURRENTLY DISPLAY A LOT OF ANTIQUE CARS AND CARRIAGES. WE HAVE TRUCKS AND BUSES, AS WELL. THE AUTO GALLERY WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 12 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, WHICH WILL ALMOST DOUBLE THE MUSEUM'S CURRENT EXHIBITING SPACE.)) [RUNS:15]
One of the new permanent exhibits focuses on the relationship between transportation and the coal industry...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:03:26 ]

((BECKIE FITZGERALD/MUSEUM MARKETING DIR.: THIS MODEL LAYOUT HERE IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE PART OF THE EXHIBIT. IT SHOWS THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MININE AND THEN SHOWS HOW THE TRAIN PICKS UP THE COAL AND THEN TRANSPORTS IT.)) [RUNS:12]
This permanent exhibit on African American heritage opened last month, featuring the oral history of those who spent their lives working on the railroad.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:59:53]

((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THEY WERE THE BACKBONE OF THE RAILROAD. THEY HELPED BUILD IT. )) [RUNS:04]
But the most popular rolling exhibit is probably the "Old Number 611"-- the ONLY remaining model in the Class "J" series of trains built by Norfolk and Western in the 1940s.
The world- renowned locomotive was donated to the transportation museum in 1959.
It was later taken out of retirement and used for rail excursions between 1982 and 1994.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:13:05]

((BECKIE FITZGERALD/MUSEUM MARKETING DIR.: IT'S SOMETHING SO ROMANTIC ABOUT THE STEAM SERIES OF TRAINS AND THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR, IS SUCH A STREAM-LINED VERSION OF THE STEAM ENGINES. IT'S REALLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND IN ITS GLORY WHEN IT'S RUNNING.)) [RUNS:13]
Which is likely true for ALL of these milestones of travel.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))



[2-BIRTHDAYS] 3/7/99
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-10/Scott Boyd/Hiwassee]



[SUPER=130-2/Jacob Hurst/Pulaski]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-52nd/Ola & Lawrence Cobb/Danville]



[SUPER=130-37/Penny Jordan/Nathalie]



[SUPER=130-40/Lisa Corell/Pearisburg]



[SUPER=130-69/Macie Duff/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-8/Harley Moles/Troutville]



[SUPER=130-6/Zane Queiji/Blacksburg]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-50/Margaret Kyle/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-34/Sharon Tyree/Glade Hill]

[SUPER=131-81/Myrtle Phanelson/Roanoke]