[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The worst storm to hit the upper midwest in a decade can't keep a mother to be from delivery.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And our part of the nation digs out this morning from a much smaller, but significant winter storm.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still some lingering clouds and flurries this morning...with an additional inch of snow possible in the higher elevations.
Be sure to watch out for some slick spots while you're driving to work.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-NRV-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-83 TC1:15:07]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Storm]


The latest winter storm dumped anywhere from one to three inches across the Roanoke area... and two to four inches across the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The precipitation made driving slow for morning commuters.
But state police and area sheriffs departments say there were no major accidents.
But there were some minor fender benders.
V-DOT did its best to keep the roads clean.
This winter officials say they've used more than five tons of salt to treat roads in Montgomery, Pulaski and Giles counties at a cost of 250 thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That would]

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:THAT WOULD BE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN AVERAGE FOR AN ENTIRE WINTER, OF COURSE, WE'RE NOT OUT OF THIS ONE YET, SO THIS WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE HIGHER NUMBERS INSTEAD OF AVERAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer; ]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=of average.]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-PM-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-12 16:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Valley View Mall was a hot spot for kids taking the day off.
Cameron Rose came with his uncle, and spent the morning dropping quarters into video games.
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[SOT 57:53, 58:31 -- BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=at least]

((CAMERON ROSE/SIXTH GRADER: AT LEAST THREE DOLLARS. REPORTER: Your money or your uncle's money? MY UNCLE'S. That's a pretty good deal, huh? YES SIR. ////////////LEROY EDWARDS/CAMERON'S UNCLE: THEY BELIEVE I THINK THAT MONEY GROWS ON TREES. SO THEY'VE BEEN HITTING ME UP PRETTY GOOD SO FAR. ))
[SUPER=01-Cameron Rose/Sixth Grader; 00]
[SUPER=01-Leroy Edwards/Cameron's Uncle; 06]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=so far]
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[VO-NAT]


Managers said traffic always picks up inside the mall on snow days.
But that doesn't necessarily mean stores are getting more business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=they're not]

((LEE STRICKLAND/SPENCER GIFTS: THEY'RE NOT BUYING ANYTHING. JUST WALKING THROUGH. Reporter: They're not buying anything? NO. THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO. THEY'RE JUST WALKING THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Strickland/Spencer Gifts;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=walking through]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday was the third snow day this year for Roanoke City schools.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN V-DOT BOARD]
If you want detailed road information you can call V-Dot's road condition hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[SNOW-BIRTH]


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


In the Minneapolis it was a miracle in the middle of a snow storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]


Monday night, as snow plows worked to dig the city out of one of the worst snow storms in a decade, an expectant mother went into labor.
Here's the 9-11 call of a frantic father to be who realized he needed help getting to the hospital because he had a driveway full of snow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((911 EMERGENCY...YEAH...MY WIFE'S GOING INTO LABOR RIGHT NOW...AND IT'S HER SECOND CHILD AND I'M JUST KIND OF WORRIED ABOUT THE ROADS THEY SAY THE SECOND ONE COMES ALL TO QUICKER... HOW FAR APART ARE HER CONTRACTIONS, SIR? HER WATER JUST BROKE..."))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Water just broke]
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[VO-NAT]


A police officer ended up jumping into a snow plow to clear a path for paramedics.
An ambulance arrived and safely got the mother to be to the hospital, her husband even recorded the trip on home video.
Once at the hospital Debbie Lambert delivered a healthy nine pound baby boy.
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[E-Quesinberry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:32:40]
[GRAPHIC=Quesinberry Executed]


It's the third execution of 1999 in Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


George Quesinberry died by lethal injection shortly after 9 last night in Jarratt.
He was convicted in the death of a Richmond area shop owner whose spinal cord was severed by a gunshot.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia is slated to carry out 6 more executions by the end of April.

[E-Campbell-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:02:03]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Two arrests have been made in a six- month- old murder case in Campbell County.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Six months after]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night; :06]
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :23]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :51]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Six months after Nick Olivarri's body was found along this roadway in Campbell County, two people have been charged with his murder.
Olivarri's 29- year- old estranged wife Sandra Ann Olivarri and 32- year- old William Curtis Tidwell were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Lynchburg.
Police say both had been suspects from the start.. although Olivarri had denied any involvement.
[SOT 14:56:31]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: BUT THERE WERE QUITE A FEW OTHER INCONSISTENT STATEMENTS THAT MS. OLIVARRI MADE AS WELL AS HER FRIEND MR. TIDWELL THAT WOULD LEAD US TO SUSPECT THEM FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=very beginning.]


Police believe Nick Olivarri was killed in Appomattox County and that's where the case will be tried.
It took the work of investigators from several jurisdictions to bring the investigation to a close.
[SOT 15:01:04]

((SHERIFF MAXEY: THIS CASE PARTICULARLY DEMONSTRATES THE VALUE OF THE REGIONAL HOMICIDE SQUAD AND THE REGIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THIS AREA.)) [RUNS 08]
[OUT Q=in this area.]


Both suspects will be transferred to Appomattox for arraignment Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Flames prepare to burn the Bulldogs.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome everybody]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Good/Roanoke Food Co-Op;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: co-op))

[Internet-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


Utah senator Orin Hatch is calling for a federal crackdown on the sale of alcohol to minors over the internet.
A senate committee is looking into laws that would tighten the sale of alcohol over the internet.
Officials say the market for illegal booze is at least a billion dollars a year.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]

[4:14;24]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brendan Brogan/MADD; :08]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Klein/Utah Attorney General; :27]
[SUPER=01-John Deluca/Wine Institute CEO; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/Senate Judiciary Committee; 1:08 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=cbs news washington.]

((((NAT BEER ARRIVING)) HOME DELIVERY OF ALCOHOL IS BECOMING JUST AS SIMPLE AS ORDERING A PIZZA. AND TEENAGERS KNOW IT. (( SUPER: BRENDEN BROGAN/YOUTH BOARD MEMBER, MADD )) "Allowing home, apartment or dorm room delivery of alcohol to those under the age of 21 is turning federal express and UPS drivers into bartenders." LOGGING ON AND DRINKING UP ISN'T ANYTHING NEW - BUT IT IS GROWING- EVEN IN UTAH, WHERE ALCOHOL IS MORE STRICTLY CONTROLLED THAN ALMOST ANYWHERE ELSE. (( SUPER: WAYNE KLEIN/UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL )) "Up to 10% of alcohol being acquired by minors comes via delivery services. MOST OF THE WEB SITES REQUIRE NO PROOF THE BUYER IS OVER 21 - THE BEER AND WINE SIMPLY SHOW UP A FEW WEEKS LATER - ALL USUALLY CHARGED TO A BORROWED CREDIT CARD. BUT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNET ALCOHOL SALES IS COMING UNDER FIRE, ESPECIALLY FROM SMALL VINEYARDS AND MICROBREWERIES. THEY CLAIM MAIL ORDERS ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THEIR BUSINESS AND WHILE THE SALE OF ALCOHOL TO ANY MINOR IS SERIOUS, THE PROBLEM, THEY CHARGE, IS OVERBLOWN AND NOT WORTH THROWING UP A BARRIER TO INTERSTATE COMMERCE. (( SUPER: JOHN DELUCA//CEO WINE INSTITUTE )) "The moment you start talking about under age abuses through direct shipment, you're talking about a relatively smaller issue." (( SUPER: EN. ORRIN HATCH/JUDISCIARY CHAIRMAN)) "We think the problem is more pervasive, Mr. Deluca, than you do." ((STANDUP CLOSE - LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "In fact, a recent study showed more than 90 percent of high school freshman think alcohol is easy to get - second only to cigarettes. With computer users getting younger and younger, the ability to order off the internet may give parents a whole new meaning to the term 'junk mail.' Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[E-Bus-Stops]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:01:00]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Bus Safety]


Franklin County school officials say schoolchildren would be in more danger if they were picked up OFF of Route 220 -- so they're KEEPING most highway bus stops.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 25;]


When a flatbed trucker crashed into a schoolbus and a car --killing two people on Route 220 about a month ago-- school officials wondered if school bus stops on Route 220 were unsafe.
But they say moving bus stops off the highway would force buses to MERGE again into 55 mile per hour traffic.
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[SOT 14:12:05]
[IN Q=When we]

((WHEN WE GET OFF 220 AND MERGE BACK TRAFFIC'S MOVING AT FULL SPEED. AT LEAST WHEN WE'RE ON ROUTE 220 WE HAVE SOME CONTROL OVER THE TRAFFIC.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Oakes/Transportation Director;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=control over the traffic]
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[VO-NAT]


Even the grandfather of the girl hurt in the bus wreck agrees -- the bus stops should stay where they are.
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[SOT 14:45:39]
[IN Q=If I was]

((IF I WAS GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT I'D PUT ESCORTS ON SCHOOL BUSES ON 220 ESPECIALLY WITH FLASHING LIGHTS. AS FAR AS I'M CONCERED THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD DO ANY GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Young/Student's Grandfather;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=do any good]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials say they WILL move a couple stops where visibility is blocked by steep hills.
Other than that, they plan to run safety awareness advertisements.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, stress could mean big trouble for people with poor circulation.
Maggie Cooper has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((TWO NEW HEART DRUGS APPEAR TO BE EFFECTIVE CLOT BUSTERS. EXPERTS AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY SAY THE DRUGS ARE AS EFFECTIVE AS THE STANDARD MEDICINE CURRENTLY USED BY DOCTORS. THOSE DRUGS ARE KNOWN AS T-P-A. THE NEW CLASS OF DRUGS ARE EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE, DOCTORS SAY, BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY TO ADMINISTER.
VT=VO

A NEW STUDY SAYS STRESS COULD BE DEADLY. THE REPORT BY DOCTORS AT EAST TENNESSEE UNIVERSITY SAYS PEOPLE WHO'S HEARTS SHOW SIGNS OF POOR CIRCULATION DURING STRESSFUL MOMENTS FACE TRIPLE THE RISK OF DEATH. THAT'S BECAUSE MENTAL EXERTION CAN OVERWORK A HEART. AND THAT COULD TRIGGER A HEART ATTACK.
VT=VO

AND EATING LESS FAT DOES NOT APPEAR TO REDUCE A WOMAN'S CHANCES OF GETTING BREAST CANCER. RESEARCHERS AT HARVARD STUDIED MORE THAN 80 THOUSAND NURSES AND THEIR HEALTH ISSUES. THE REPORT FOUND NO LINK BETWEEN SPECIFIC FATS AND BREAST CANCER. BUT EXPERTS DO SAY A LOW FAT DIET CAN HELP PREVENT OTHER DISEASES. THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
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((Archive: co-op)) [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]


Much of Virginia is digging out this morning from a March snow storm.
A number of schools remained closed or delayed this morning.
Up to four inches fell in the Niver River Valley.
The Roanoke area recieved only a couple of inches.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

President Clinton's remarks to lawmakers in El Salvador today are being billed as the centerpiece of his Central American tour.
Clinton will shift his focus from hurricane relief, as he urges Salvadorans to continue democratic efforts after years of civil war.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the talk in New York City this morning is that John John may be considering a run for political office.
JFK junior hinted to that yesterday, the question is what race is he considering entering.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wenesday, March 10.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[Snow-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:48:57]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Storm]

[****ANCHOR TAG*****]
As you can see, there are plenty of schools closed and delayed because of yesterday's snow.
But did you ever wonder how administrators make the decision to close or stay open?
Eric Earnhart tells us how Roanoke County does it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As tricky as predicting]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Richard Flora/Associate Transp. Director; :41]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]


(( As tricky as predicting the weather is... predicting road conditions is even tougher... the temperature, what's falling, how fast... what time of day... all can determine whether roads will be dangerous or just damp.
[standup ] Right now it's five pm on Catawba Mountain in Roanoke County, and road conditions are pretty much borderline, could get better, could get worse over the next 12 hours... The only way to know for sure is to be here at five am.

And that's exactly where Richard Flora will be. Roanoke County's Associate Transportation Director and several others will fan out across the county, checking the trouble spots, including Catawba Mountain, Bent Mountain, and parts of South County.

[SOT 00:59:25 ]
[IN Q=you almost have to look]

(( RICHARD FLORA/ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR; YOU ALMOST HAVE TO LOOK AT THE ROADS TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING, YOU CAN CALL AROUND AND FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON BUT UNTIL YOU GO OUT AND DRIVE THEM, YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.))
[RUNS09]
[OUT Q=what it is]


Flora is also connected to the News 7 viewer-net system, which gives him up to the minute weather information from around the county... important he says, because looking out the window isn't good enough.

[SOT 01:00:00 ]
[IN Q=we may be ]

((RICHARD FLORA/ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR; WE MAY BE SITTING DOWN HERE IN SOME REALLY NICE WARM AIR, AND UP ON BENT MOUNTAIN, IT MAY BE 25 DEGREES AND POURING DOWN SNOW OR SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=freezing rain]



So when schools do close, you can be pretty sure conditions are bad for somebody somewhere.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
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[TAKE V-DOT BOARD Full Screen]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If you're want information on road conditions anywhere in the commonwealth, you can call V-Dot's Road hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[2-E-Quesinberry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:32:40]
[GRAPHIC=Quesinberry Executed]


Virginia has carried out its third execution of 1999.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


George Quesinberry died by lethal injection shortly after 9 last night in Jarratt.
He was convicted in the death of a Richmond area shop owner whose spinal cord was severed by a gunshot.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia is slated to carry out 6 more executions by the end of April.

[S-Severed-Head]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:03:53]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


Richmond police aren't saying much about last week's decapitation murder.
But they confirm it may be an anti-gay hate crime, and it's likely to gain a lot more attention.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Henry Edward Northington]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 1; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Dianne Sharp/Victim's Sister; :18 ]
[SUPER=01-Art Roane/Richmond Police Department; :24 ]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Nothington/Victim's Stepmother; :40 ]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Lesser/Virginians for Justice; :48 ]
[SUPER=01-Harold Northington/Victim's Father; :59 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:26 ]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News 7, Richmond]


(( Henry Edward Northington was a U-S Navy veteran.
But now Northington may be the nation's latest gruesome anti- gay hate crime statistic... after his body was found in the James River near downtown Richmond... and his severed head was found on display on a footbridge in a riverside park.
[SOT 01:47]

((DIANNE SHARP/VICTIM'S SISTER: I'M JUST REALLY HAVING A HARD TIME WITH THIS. I DON'T KNOW HOW ANYBODY CAN DO THIS AND SLEEP AT NIGHT.)) [RUNS:06]

[SOT 05:30]

((ART ROANE/RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHAT DIRECTION IT'S GOING IN. BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL ASPECTS. HATE CRIMES, RITUALISTIC, ALL OF THOSE ANGLES WE'RE LOOKING AT.)) [RUNS:11]
39- year old Eddie Northington was reportedly well-known, if NOT well-liked, on Richmond's gay bar scene.
[SOT 05:06 ]

((BRENDA NORTHINGTON/VICTIM'S STEPMOTHER: WELL I JUST THINK HE DID NOT CONFORM TO THE WORLD.)) [RUNS:04]
Virginia gay rights advocates say they would NOT be surprised if it was a hate crime.
[SOT 04:15 ]

((SHIRLEY LESSER/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: OVERKILL IS A HUGE SYMPTOM, A HUGE PIECE OF WHAT MAKES US THINK THAT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT MIGHT BE A HATE CRIME.)) [RUNS:10]

[SOT 03:21 ]

((HAROLD NORTHINGTON/VICTIM'S FATHER: WHOEVER DID THIS, THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE SOME STATEMENT. BUT I ONLY HOPE THAT THEY FIND 'EM AND GET 'EM SOME HELP. I REALLY WOULD NOT LIKE TO RUN INTO THEM. BECAUSE I'M ANGRY NOW. I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD FORGIVE 'EM. I WOULDN'T HOLD MYSELF RESPONSIBLE. BECAUSE THIS CHILD DID NOT DESERVE WHAT HE GOT UNDER ANY CONDITIONS.)) [RUNS:29]
The medical examiner has NOT yet reported if Northington was still alive when his head was severed.
There was NO other visible wound.
Ellen Qualls News 7, Richmond.))

[Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


A Candelight vigil was held last night in Birmingham for a gay man murdered in what has been called a hate crime.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL;]

[4:18:13]
But outside the church where the vigil was being held for Billy Jack Gaither, members from a Kansas based Baptist church also gathered to denounce gays.
Thirty-nine year old Gaither was beaten to death and his body burned last month by two men who confessed to killing him because he was gay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[2sot 4:19:26-32 and 4:19:53-4:20:10]
[IN Q=Oh God said that..chapter and verse, chapter and verse.]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=it's really good...to be out here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This same group also protested at the funeral for Matthew Shepard in Wyoming last year.
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[Carroll-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Carroll Co. Drug Arrests]


A drug bust in Carroll County has netted 16 arrests.
They were indicted on drug charges Monday.
Police say those arrested are accused of dealing marijuana and cocaine, for the most part.
The arrests come after an eight-month undercover operation.

[Three-Steve]


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


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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: co-op))

[clinton]


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


On the third day of his Central America trip, President Clinton is shifting the focus from hurricane relief to promoting peace and democracy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Salvador, El Salvador]

[4:02:03]
The president speaks this morning to the legislative assembly in El Salvador.
Aides say he'll urge Central Americans to continue the dramatic strides they've made to overcome a legacy of civil strife.
[super=03-Tegucigalpa, Honduras]

[4:08:48]
The first two days of the president's trip were spent viewing the devastation of Hurricane Mitch and promising more American aid in rebuilding.
According to U.S. estimates, Honduras was hardest hit by the storm, with an estimated 56-hundred killed.
(------------)


[JFK-MAYOR]


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


Is it possible that John F. Kennedy Junior is finally following in his father's footsteps?
For the first time, the son of President Kennedy and editor of the political magazine George, is indicating he may be considering a run for office.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


At a press conference yesterday with former Senator Alfonse D'Mato, he field questions on whether he is interested in running for mayor.
He doesn't seem interested in that office but does seem interested in something.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:12:07-19]
[in=A few people have...]
[SUPER=01-John F. Kennedy, Jr./"George" Editor;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One political analyst suggested the best possible start to Kennedy's political career would be running for a Congressional seat.
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[S-Bagpiper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:35:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


C- Y- Davis has been practicing medicine in Montgomery County for more than 25 years, but he's also been practicing his bagpipes.
Tonight, he and other local musicians will share a stage with Rod Stewart.
Joe Dashiell reports on their unusual gig.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=C. Y. Davis]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :15]
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The Blacksburg gynecologist is a member of the Virginia Highlands Pipes and Drums... a familiar presence in local parades and ceremonies.
But Wednesday night brings an unusual assignment for some members of that group, and others recruited for the occasion.
They'll entertain a Roanoke Civic Center audience before Rocker Rod Stewart takes the stage.
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If playing before ten thousand rock fans may seem a bit daunting, Davis says he and his friends are looking forward to the concert, and the chance to bring the music they love to a new audience.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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In sports, Pete Gillen isn't forgotten in his first year in the A-C-C.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Parts of the viewing area are still digging out from several inches of snow.
Some spots in the New River Valley received as many as four inches.
As you can see at the bottom of the screen there are a lot of schools that have cancelled or delayed classes today.
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George Quesinberry became the third Virginia inmate to be executed in 1999.
He died shortly after nine last night.
He was convicted in the death of a Richmond area shop owner whose spinal cord was severed by a gunshot.
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Campbell County authorities say they've cracked a six month old murder case.
Nick Olivarri's body was found along this roadway in Campbell County.
Olivarri's 29- year- old estranged wife Sandra Ann Olivarri and 32- year- old William Curtis Tidwell were arrested yesterday afternoon in Lynchburg.
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