[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Dig they must in parts of the Midwest, after a winter storm dropped well over a foot of snow in some areas.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the United States and the world mourn the loss of one of the century's most beloved heroes, Joe DiMaggio.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Winter storm warnings are posted for today-- as you know, that means we have the potential for some significant snowfall across the area.
Expect snow and sleet accumulations up to six inches by this evening.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[National-snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The snow headed our way has already pounded the midwest.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]

[4:11:42]
In fact, for the first time in several years snow forced the complete shut- down of the Twin Cities International Airport in Minneapolis.
The snow was coming down so fast plows just couldn't keep up.
But the storm has moved on and this morning the runways are open again.
[super=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:10:10]
Snow blowers are also getting a workout in Chicago.
The windy city is living up to its name.
Thirty mile an hour winds accompanied the several inches of snow that fell yesterday.
And more snow is in today's forecast.
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[DiMaggio]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Joe DiMaggio]


Funeral services will be held this Thursday in California.. for the man known simply as the Yankee clipper.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:05:47]
Joe DiMaggio died yesterday at his Florida home, after a long battle with lung cancer.
He was 84.
His style and dignity, both on and off the field.. brought him the respect of millions.. raising him to a plateau few ballplayers ever reach.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((YOGI BERRA, FORMER YANKEE TEAMMATE "WE'RE MISSING A GREAT GUY, I THINK. I WAS VERY LUCKY TO ROOM NEXT TO HIM FOR FIVE YEARS AT YANKEE STADIUM. WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM."))
[SUPER=01-Yogi Berra/Yankee Teammate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fans around the world are remembering the life and times of Joltin Joe--
Including his 56-game hitting streak.. and his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
(------------)



[blackmun]


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


Friends, colleagues and admirers are paying their final respects to retired Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, who died last week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:07:36]
His body lies in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court building.
There will be a memorial service today in Washington.
Blackmun passed away Thursday following complications from a hip-replacement surgery at Arlington Hospital in Virginia.
He was 90.
Blackmun served for 24 years on the bench after being appointed in 19-70 by President Richard Nixon.
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[Henry-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC11:09]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


An armed standoff with sheriff's deputies last night landed a Henry County man in jail.
56- year old John Joseph Nemeth (NEE-MYTH) was arrested without incident after holding authorities at bay for several hours.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;]


It happened last night this house on the Joseph Martin Highway in the Rich Acres section of Henry County.
The Sheriff's Office received a call from Nemeth's family saying he was threatening to kill himself.
Shortly after deputies arrived at the scene, Nemeth flashed a rifle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:29-:49]
[IN Q=A firearm was brandished]

((CAPT. K.G. NESTER: A FIREARM WAS BRANDISHED BY THE GENTLEMAN BY ONE OF OUR DEPUTIES. WE MAINTAINED THE PERIMETER FROM 8-12 MIDNIGHT. WE ENTERED THE RESIDENCE AND WERE ABLE TO SECURE THE INDIVIDUAL AND APPREHEND HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Capt. K. G. Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=and apprehend him.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Captain Nester says Nemeth may have both physical and mental health problems.
He is charged with brandishing a firearm, which is a misdemeanor.
No one was hurt in the incident.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Hokie fans have a hand in bringing the tournament to Blacksburg.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janet Grubbs/Southeast Dairy Association; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :33]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



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

[E-State-Song]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-7 34:52]
[GRAPHIC=State Song]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
A Roanoke Doctor's entry in the Virginia State Song competition got a test run at a school music show last night.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At the Music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Priddy/Songwriter; :35]
[SUPER=01-Grace Priddy/Performer; :52]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((At the Music in Our Schools celebration, there were many old favorites, and one VERY new one... Doctor John Priddy's composition was one of the highlights. 03:11:42 [RUNS22]
((natsot song))
[SOT 03:17:37]
[IN Q=I was very ]

(( DR. JOHN PRIDDY/SONGWRITER; I WAS VERY PLEASED, I WAS VERY PROUD OF ALL THE CHILDREN, ITS REALLY HEARTENING TO HEAR 80-SOME CHILDREN SING SOMETHING THAT I'VE WRITTEN. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=that I've written]


It's easy to learn, the music teacher says... important for a state song... also important, you don't get tired of it, says Dr. Priddy's daughter Grace... even after hearing it over and over and over...
[SOT 03:18:38 ]
[IN Q= I love it, it's great]

((GRACE PRIDDY/PERFORMER; I LOVE IT, IT'S GREAT. WHAT DO THE WORDS MEAN TO YOU? IT'S LIKE VIRGINIA, IT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO ME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=means to me]


You can hear the complete version, and the rest of the competition on the State Song Website. [standup 03:19:59] How far can this song go? We should know by the end of the month when the ten finalists are announced. In Roanoke County, Eric Earnhart, News 7))
(XXXXXXXXXX)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[WEB WATCH GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN]
You can find a link to the State Song website on the News 7 Webwatch page.
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[E-County-Vinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-2 48:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No costly legal battle for Roanoke County and Vinton after the two localities struck a deal yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


If it's approved, the two localities would split the revenue generated by any NEW development in eastern Roanoke County.
The deal will end the threat of annexation for 20 years.
The town council and board of supervisors still have to vote on the agreement.
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[E-Kandis-Joyce]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She lost her battle against leukemia, but she inspired others to become bone marrow donors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/February;]


9-year old Kandis Joyce of Martinsville died Friday at Duke University Medical Center, where she was being treated for leukemia.
She recently underwent an experimental cord blood transplant because a perfect bone marrow match could not be found.

[SUPER=03-Martinsville/February 11;]


Her story rallied people in Martinsville to organize a bone marrow typing drive last month to help find a match for Kandis.
Hundreds of people had their blood tested and their names listed on a national bone marrow registry.
(------------)


[E-Pain-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:17:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


"No fears, no tears" -- 13 years later, is part two of a story of seven children with cancer who mastered how to deal with the pain of medical treatment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Now the producer of the documentary is teaching health care providers in Roanoke new techniques to ease the pain. Doctor Leora Kuttner is also debunking myths about using heavy narcotics on children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 12 20 19]
[IN Q=Children need]

((DR. LEORA KUTTNER/PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: CHILDREN NEED TO HAVE STRONG EFFECTIVE PAIN MEDICATION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE FOR SEVERE PAIN, OTHERWISE IT IMPEDES THEIR CAPACITY TO RECOVER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Leora Kuttner/Pediatric Clinical Psychologist; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to recover]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctor Kuttner also trained the pediatric staff on mind over matter techniques and breathing exercises to lower the pain children suffer during treatments like chemotherapy.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In health news, medicare is about to get a shot in the arm.
Maggie Cooper has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( LAWMAKERS SAY IT'S TIME FOR MEDICARE TO GET A MAJOR MAKEOVER.
SO THEY'LL BEGIN MEETING THIS WEEK.. TO TRY TO FIX THE AILING SYSTEM.
VT=VO

((vo))
RIGHT NOW, MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER MANY NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY... LIKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND LONG-TERM CARE.
AND ON TOP OF THAT, THE PROGRAM'S GOING BROKE.
ON WEDNESDAY, A SPECIAL BI-PARTISAN COMMISSION WILL BEGIN CONSIDERING NEW PROPOSALS--
SUCH AS ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR EXTRA INSURANCE... AND OFFERING MORE HEALTH PLAN OPTIONS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
HEART EXPERTS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED.. ABOUT THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS.
NEW FIGURES SHOW AT LEAST 20-MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK FOR HEART ATTACKS ARE STILL NOT GETTING THESE MEDICATIONS--
EVEN THOUGH A NUMBER OF STUDIES HAVE PROVEN THEIR EFFECTIVENESS.
RESEARCHERS SAY DOCTORS AND PATIENTS NEED TO BECOME MORE INFORMED ABOUT THESE DRUGS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND BROWN FOOD MAY BE THE BEST FOOD FOR OLDER WOMEN.
A STUDY LOOKED AT THE EATING HABITS OF MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND WOMEN--AGED 55 TO 69.
IT FOUND THAT THOSE WHO ATE UNPROCESSED FOODS.. LIKE OATMEAL, BROWN BREAD, AND BROWN RICE.. LIVED LONGER THAN WOMEN WHO ATE REFINED PRODUCTS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, 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;]



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[essC8700]

[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]


Dig they must in parts of the Midwest, after a winter storm dropped well over a foot of snow in some areas.
The snow was falling so fast the Twin Cities International Airport in Minnesota was forced to close for the first tim

e in years.
Chicago also had to deal with heavy snow on top of high winds.
(----------------)

[VO-nat]
No arrests have been made yet in the stabbing death of a Danville woman over the weekend.
The medical examiner says the murder weapon was either a screwdriver or an icepick.
Tammy Marie Blair was stabbed in her home early Sunday morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton will continue his Central American trip with a stop in Honduras today.
The United States has already spent $305 million to help Central America recover from one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Western Hemisphere and President Clinton has asked Congress for $965 million more .
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-National-snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The upper midwest is used to the snow, so you know things are bad when Twin Cities International Airport shuts down
in Minnesota.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]

[4:11:42]
The Minneapolis- St. Paul area recieved nearly a foot of snow yesterday.
The snow was coming so fast plows just couldn't keep up so all three runways were closed for close to 30 minutes.

But this morning the runways are open again.
[super=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:10:10]
The windy city is living up to its name.
The snow wasn't falling yesterday, it was blowing in on 30 mile an hour winds.
And more of the white stuff is expected to fall today.
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]

[4:09:10]
And its been a long night for snow plow drivers in Iowa.
Some 200 miles of main roads in Des Moines had to be cleared after some 10 inches of snow fell yesterday.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton will visit Honduras today, on the third leg of his tour.. of the devastation caused by hurricane Mitch in Central America.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Salvador, El Salvador;]

[4:02:26]
Last night, the president arrived in El Salvador-- where he congratulated that country's leader on the progress being made there.
Mr. Clinton has also pledged aid to the damaged region.
The U-S has already spent more than 300 million and the President has asked Congress for another 965-million to aid in the region's reconstruction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE COME TO SEE WHAT WE ...]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=have been subject]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The President also plans to visit Guatemala.
Hurricane Mitch killed at least 9-thousand in the region, left millions homeless and devastated crops.
(------------)


[2-Henry-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC11:09]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A peacefull end to an armed standoff overnight in Henry County.
56- year old John Joseph Nemeth (NEE-MYTH) was arrested without incident after holding authorities at bay for several hours.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;]


It happened last night this house on the Joseph Martin Highway in the Rich Acres section of Henry County.
The Sheriff's Office received a call from Nemeth's family saying he was threatening to kill himself.
Shortly after deputies arrived at the scene, Nemeth flashed a rifle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:29-:49]
[IN Q=A firearm was brandished]

((CAPT. K.G. NESTER: A FIREARM WAS BRANDISHED BY THE GENTLEMAN BY ONE OF OUR DEPUTIES. WE MAINTAINED THE PERIMETER FROM 8-12 MIDNIGHT. WE ENTERED THE RESIDENCE AND WERE ABLE TO SECURE THE INDIVIDUAL AND APPREHEND HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Capt. K. G. Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=and apprehend him.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Captain Nester says Nemeth may have both physical and mental health problems.
He is charged with brandishing a firearm, which is a misdemeanor.
No one was hurt in the incident.

[E-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-8 39:04]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Danville woman who was murdered in her home over the weekend was probably killed with a screwdriver or ice pick.


That's the finding of the medical examiner who completed an autopsy yesterday on the body of Tammy Marie Blair.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Sunday;]


Danville's Life Saving Crew found Blair in her home on Milton Avenue around 1:30 Sunday morning.
She had suffered a puncture wound to the chest.
Neighbors say she had lived there with her boyfriend for about nine months.
So far, police have not made any arrests in the case.
(------------)


[E-Speed-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC26:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you remember the 17-hundred tickets written by Virginia State Police on Interstate 81 a week ago-- you're NOT alone.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


The eight hour crackdown will occur again.
But many motorists think it's ongoing.
For now, motorists are probably just seeing the normally-assigned local troopers do what they call "saturated" coverage of certain speeding trouble spots.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not]

((LT. COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE'RE NOT OUT THERE JUST TO WRITE TICKETS. WRITING TICKETS MEANS NOTHING TO US. IT'S THE SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO CREATE IS THE PARAMOUNT ISSUE AND CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE'RE AFTER .))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/State Police;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=we're after.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And they are getting that.
Troopers say drivers are slowing down after a major media blitz in the last two weeks.
But don't panic if you roll a little faster on the downhills.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our troopers]

((OUR TROOPERS ARE ENCOURAGED VERY STRONGLY TO USE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DISCRETION IN ENFORCING THE SPEED LIMIT LAWS. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO DRIVE EXACTLY 55 OR EXACTLY 65 AT ALL TIMES))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=all times.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


State police say the next big crackdown will probably be on Interstate 95 between Richmond and Washington, near the end of this month.

[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janet Grubbs/Southeast Dairy Association; :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :27]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=a day of milk]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for board)

[essC8700]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: milk))

[E-Big-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:45:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A policy that allows gay men and women to volunteer with the Big Brothers program is under fire again in Lynchburg.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Some businessmen and clergy there say children shouldn't be subjected to that kind of lifestyle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:32:21//10:53:36]
[IN Q=What they don't]

((JIM WOODALL/MINISTER: WHAT THEY DON'T NEED IS SOMEONE TRYING TO STEER THEM OR LEADING THEM IN A WAY THAT WOULD CAUSE SEXUAL CONFUSION.)) ((MIKE DALY/BIG BROTHERS DIRECTOR: IN CASE OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IDENTIFIES AS HOMOSEXUAL, THAT INFORMATION IS REFERRED TO THE PARENT AND IT'S THE PARENT THAT MAKES THE FINAL DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Woodall/Minister; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Daly/Big Brothers Director; :09]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the final decision.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Daly says the Lynchburg policy is the same as nearly every other Big Brothers program across the country.
He's hoping the controversy won't affect donations to this year's bowlathon, scheduled for this weekend.
That event raises about 35 percent of the organization's annual budget.
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[E-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1 58:35]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Virginia's Attorney General now has a "branch office" in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Attorney General Mark Earley was on hand for the dedication yesterday of the new office at Campbell and First Street, Southwest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:40:20]
[IN Q=We'll be handling]

((WE'LL BE HANDLING LEGAL CASES OUT OF THIS OFFICE, WORKMANS COMPENSATION CASES, CASES BEFORE THE VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION AS WELL AS OTHER NEGLIGENCE AND TORT CASES, SOME HABITUAL OFFENDER CASES. BUT THIS OFFICE ALSO PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY WITH CONSUMER FRAUD COMPLAINTS, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE COMPLAINTS HERE.))
[SUPER=@earley]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=those complaints here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Earley dismissed any suggestion that the office looks like an Earley-for-Governor campaign headquarters, saying it was Jim Gilmore's idea to establish an office in Roanoke, when GILMORE was Attorney General... it just took a while to get it done.
(------------)


[E-Service-Station]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-4 TC31:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a good thing that lasted for 32-years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


That's how the owner of Cave Spring Exxon described his gas station.
It's closing to make way for a new drug store.
Bill Spencer's place was a full-service station with a stream of loyal customers -- he said stations that pump gas for customers and repair cars are getting rare.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:44:53]
[IN Q=i don't]

((BILL SPENCER: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ROOM FOR A NUMBER OF THEM. BUT THERE'S A FEW LEFT AND I THINK THEY'LL DO OK. I DON'T THINK THE LARGE COMPANIES WILL EVER GO BACK TO FULL SERVICE. YOU'LL BE LUCKY TO GET AIR.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Spencer/Owner]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=GET AIR]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The station is compiling a list of its most loyal customers.
If one of the station's partners opens a new store, he doesn't want to lose that customer base.
Cave Spring Exxon will be torn down when the construction begins on the new Walgreen's.
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[E-Football-Club]


[ANCHOR=]Kimberly
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-6 35:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may think it would be tough to find fans of a football team that hasn't had a winning season in decades.


But the Franklin County high school team has so MANY fans, they started their own club last night -- the school's first ever booster club.
And as Tina Tenret reports, it could make all the difference.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A former record-winning]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :20]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Fall; :36]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Edwards/Vice President; :47]
[SUPER=01-David Setliff/Football Player; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Fox Edwards/Football Player; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]


(( A former record-winning player for the Eagles kicked off the new Franklin County Football Club.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:04:33]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT KICK AND CATCH))

[RUNS :02]
Immediately, the first members pledged their commitment and pulled out their checkbooks to pay the ten-dollar dues.
A total of about 25 people joined -- they threw out ideas ideas hard and fast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:03:58]
[IN Q=You know]

((YOU KNOW JUST A KIND WORD AND A PAT ON THE BACK AND A COKE TO LET THEM KNOW THERE'S SOME SUPPORT.)) [RUNS :06]
[OUT Q=SOME SUPPORT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:04:49]
[IN Q=Have a mini-camp]

((HAVE A MINI-CAMP IN THE SUMMER, SHOW EM THE TECHNIQUES INSTEAD OF JUST LETTING EM RUN AND LIFT WEIGHTS AND STUFF.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=AND STUFF]


Other ideas included T-shirts, picnics and more parental support to boost the team's pride.
The club elected its first leaders -- and heard coaching from the new vice-president.
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[SOT 20:15:39]
[IN Q=I'd like to]

((CHUCK EDWARDS/VICE PRESIDENT: I'D LIKE TO EXTEND A CHALLENGE TO EACH AND EVERYONE IN HERE. I'M GOING TO OUTCHEER EACH AND EVERYONE IN HERE. YOU CAN'T OUTCHEER ME. I'M CHEERING THE KIDS. APPLAUSE)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=APPLAUSE]


Fans are already rising to that challenge.
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[SOT 20:16:39]
[IN Q=GO EAGLES]

((go eagles!)) [RUNS :02]
[OUT Q=go eagles]


All this support scored high points with team players.
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[SOT 20:19:55]
[IN Q=We hear things]

((DAVID SETLIFF/FOOTBALL PLAYER: WE HEAR THINGS LIKE WE STINK AND STUFF IN THE SCHOOL. THIS RIGHT HERE WILL GIVE US ALL A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT]
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[SOT 20:23:35]
[IN Q=Does the team]

((DOES THE TEAM HAVE PRIDE NOW? YES IT HAS A LOT OF PRIDE. DO YOU THINK THIS COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE INA WINNING RECORD? YES I DO.)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=YES I DO]
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[SOT 20:35:17]
[IN Q=The Franklin County]

((THE FRANKLIN COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB'S NEXT MEETING IS APRIL 12TH. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY)) [RUNS :06]
[OUT Q=FRANKLIN COUNTY]))



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssa]
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In sports, the Heat gets a final-second boost over the Sixers.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=nice day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The standoff at a home in the Rich Acres section of Henry County ended peacefully around midnight.
The Sheriff's Office received a call from Joseph (NEE-MYTH) Nemeth's family saying he was threatening to kill himself.
Nemeth (NEE-MYTH) was arrested without incident after holding authorities at bay for several hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


State police are planning another speed crackdown on Virginia's interstate system.
They say it will probably be on Interstate 95 between Richmond and Washington, near the end of this month.
Meanwhile, troopers say drivers are slowing down after a major media blitz in the last two weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The team hasn't had a winning season in decades but fans of the Franklin County High School Eagles started a booster club last night.
The first members pledged their commitment and pulled out their checkbooks to pay the ten-dollar dues.
The club's next meeting is April 12-th.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[SCHOOLWATCH]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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