[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Radford business goes up in flames.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

And A midweek church service turns into a bloodbath in Louisiana.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Canadian high pressure is clearing skies and keeping us rather chilly this morning...expect temperatures to stay at least 10 degrees below normal for afternoon highs.
The outlook remains dry, at least for the next few days.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-9 TC32:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire heavily damaged a Radford business late last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Night;]


The fire broke out just before eleven at Dean's Body Shop.
When fire crews first got there flames were shooting out of the building.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Radford City 14:13]

((THE RADFORD CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT IS DOING A SUPER JOB. I THINK THEY'RE ALL DOING A SUPER JOB. THEY SAVED ALL THE VEHICLES AND THANK THE GOOD LORD EVERYBODY'S SAFE AND WE DIDN'T LOSE ANY MORE THAN WE DID.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Young/Body Shop Owner]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=than we did.]
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[VO-NAT]


The body shop has been in business for 17-years.
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[E-Star-City]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:06:34]
[GRAPHIC=Diner Closes for Good]


The light has gone out for good at the Star City Diner in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Diner failed several health inspections even after owner Spanky Macher hired an exterminator to take care of its roach problem. Yesterday at a hearing with health inspectors, Macher's attorney withdrew an appeal that may have prevented the re-vocation of his food permit.
Macher says after months of scrutiny by the health department - it's time to close the Star City Diner for good.
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[SOT 10:51:42]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It got to a point]

((SPANKY MACHER/STAR CITY DINER OWNER: IT GOT TO A POINT WHERE THEY HAD IT IN FOR US. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO. THEY HAD IT IN MIND THAT THEY WERE GOING TO CLOSE US AT ALL COSTS. IT DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY WAY OUT OF IT. AND I DON'T THINK SOMEBODY LIKE ME CAN BEAT THE BUREAUCRATIC SYSTEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Spanky Macher/Star City Diner Owner]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=beat the bureaucratic system.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke health officials say it's the first time in well over a decade they've initiated a hearing to revoke a restaurant's food license.
Macher owns and manages 20 other restaurants.

[Motel-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


Wythe County Authorities are looking for a man and woman who held up a motel in Fort Chiswell last night.
Police say the two were armed with a semi-automatic shotgun... and used pepper sprayon a desk clerk while robbing the Comfort Inn near of exit 80 on Interstate 81.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE 1 FULL]
One suspect is described as a white man in his mid-thirties.
He stands 6 feet tall and is thin with short hair, a moustache, and a receding hairline.
He was wearing a green hooded parka with a black stripe across the chest.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE 2 FULL]
The female suspect is described as a white woman in her early to mid-thirties.
She's about 5-feet-5 inches tall with a small build and has blond hair, cut just above the shoulder.
She was wearing a black zip-up sweater
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[E-Appox-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:05:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two people charged with killing a man in Appomattox and dumping his body in Campbell County six months ago made their first court appearances yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


Police aren't sure why Sandra Ann Olivarri and William Curtis Tidwell allegedly killed Olivarri's husband Nick last September.
Nick Olivarri's sister says she suspected the two from the very beginning.
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[SOT 11:16:04]
[IN Q=She is a]

((DEBBIE DRINKARD/VICTIM'S SISTER: SHE IS A VERY GOOD CON ARTIST. SHE IS A CONVICTED FELON. NOT WHEN SHE CAN COME TO MY MOTHER'S HOUSE AND FACE ALL OF US AND SAY THAT SHE DID NOT KILL MY BROTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Drinkard/Victim's Sister; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=kill my brother.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police believe Sandra Olivarri fired the shots that killed her husband.
Both were appointed attorneys yesterday and remain held without bond.
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[Church-shooting]


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


A shooting at a church in Louisiana has left four people dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gonzales, LA;]

[4:05:13]
Police say it all began when a man allegedly killed his mother-in law.
Then he went to his wife's church and opened fire during the Wednesday night service.
He killed his wife and child and a parishioner, and wounded four others.
The pastor says the gunman calmly stopped to reload in the middle of it all.
The suspect was shot and wounded by police.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Hornets clean house, but show no immediate result in Charlotte.
With that story and more, here's Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=later on morning.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Wx)


[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-Russell Stiff/R.V.R.C.C. President; :22]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :33]
[SUPER=01-Byron Robertson/Model Plane Enthusiast; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Dave Laprade/727 Pilot; 1:57]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[Rod-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-5 32:59]
[GRAPHIC=Rod Stewart]


The legendary music of Rod Stewart rocked the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of bag pipes]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[super=01-Stephanie Callahan/Fan; 1:10]
[super=01-Lana Kyle/Fan; 1:15]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]



[E-Cat-Vaccine]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:34:43]
[GRAPHIC=Cat Birth Control]


Just a spoonful of food could make cats sterile if Virginia Tech scientists have their way.
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[VO-NAT]


They say wild cats spread disease, kill songbirds and multiply beyond control.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


So they're developing an edible vaccine that could be mixed with bait as a permanent cat contraceptive.
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[SOT 12:12:34]
[IN Q=Well right now]

((WELL RIGHT NOW WE HAVE NO WAY OF CONTROLLING THE FERAL CAT POPULATION SHORT OF TRAPPING THE ANIMALS AND UNFORTUNATELY MILLIONS OF THESE CATS ARE EUTHANIZED EVERY YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Beverly Purswell/Veterinarian; QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=every year]
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[VO-NAT]


Scientists have fed an experimental dose to these female cats.
So far their immune system IS developing the necessary antibody against their own eggs.
But the Tech team says it will be years before the kitty contraceptive is ready for market.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new drug for Parkinson's Disease offers fewer side-effects.
Jeffrey Koffman has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THERE MAY BE HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE.. WHO SUFFER PSYCHOTIC EPISODES AS A RESULT OF THEIR TREATMENT.
VT=VO

((vo))
DRUGS USED TO TREAT MUSCLE TREMORS... CAN SOMETIMES CAUSE HALLUCINATIONS AND PARANOIA IN PARKINSON'S PATIENTS.
BUT A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND THAT THE DRUG --CLOZAPINE-- REDUCED THESE UNWANTED SIDE-EFFECTS.. WHEN TAKEN IN SMALL DOSES.//
VT=VO

((vo)) A CURE FOR OBESITY MAY BE ON THE HORIZON.
SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE CLONED A GENE THAT REGULATES BODY WEIGHT IN MICE--
AND THIS GENE MIGHT WORK THE SAME WAY IN HUMANS.
IF IT DOES, PEOPLE MAY BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT BY CONTROLLING THE GENE'S ACTIVITY.//
ONCAM ((oc))
AND A ONCE-POPULAR CONTRACEPTIVE FOR WOMEN IS MAKING A COMEBACK.
JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND WOMEN WERE USING THE "TODAY SPONGE".. BECAUSE IT WAS SAFE.. AND IT DIDN'T REQUIRE A PRESCRIPTION.
BUT THE PRODUCT WAS PULLED IN 1995 BECAUSE OF SANITARY CONCERNS AT THE FACTORY WHERE IT WAS MADE.
WELL NOW A NEW COMPANY HAS TAKEN OVER PRODUCTION OF THE TODAY SPONGE.
IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AGAIN BY THE FALL.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M JEFFREY KOFMAN, 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;]



(I'll call for Supers)
[SUPER=03-Saturday/Roanoke Civic Center;]
[SUPER=03-10 AM to 3 PM;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 977-0402;]



[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]


Gunfire erupted in a Louisiana church last night , and when it was all over, the suspected triggerman's wife and child and one other worshiper were dead.
Police say the gunman, who is in custody, also killed his mother-in-law.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The crackdown on speeder traveling on Interstate 81 seems to be working.
Yesterday state police was out in full force, in fact one trucker says he counted 14 troopers within 85 miles.
Last month troopers handed out 17-hundred tickets in one weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The F-B-I may have new leads in the investigation of a missing woman and teenage girls in California.
The three disappeared nearly a month while sightseeing in Yosemite National Park.
Federal investigators are now focusing their attention on the lodge where the women were last seen.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Speed-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:17:17]
[GRAPHIC=81 Crackdown]


The crackdown continues on interstate 81.
State troopers were out in force again yesterday, in an effort to catch speeders.
Joe Dashiell reports on the follow-up to February's show of force.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=State Police say]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Trooper Michael Keen/State Police; :11]
[SUPER=01-Sally Winter/Driver; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ada Summers/Driver; 42]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((State Police say they won't be surprised if their latest effort finds fewer violations.
Since troopers handed out 17- hundred tickets in one day last month... they've noticed a change.
[SOT 01:11]
[IN Q=I was down in court this morning]

((TROOPER MICHAEL KEEN: I WAS DOWN IN COURT THIS MORNING AS A MATTER OF FACT, AND A LADY TOLD ME SHE FELT MORE COMFORTABLE NOW TRAVELLING ON THE INTERSTATE, WHERE BEFORE SHE WAS USING ALTERNATE ROUTES.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=using alternate routes.]


There were no news conferences this time, no warning signs along the interstate.
But the CB radio was buzzing with word of the latest crackdown. One trucker counted 14 troopers within 85 miles.
Other drivers say they approve.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=You know I would be]

((SALLY WINTER: YOU KNOW I WOULD BE GOING 70 AND PEOPLE WOULD BE PASSING ME LIKE I WAS STANDING STILL, SO IT'S A GOOD THING.)) ((ADA SUMMERS: I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE UP THROUGH HERE ON THE INTERCHANGE ON 81 COMING FROM ROANOKE, YOU SEE A LOT OF ACCIDENTS.)) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=you see a lot of accidents.]


Meanwhile, the state police say they are eager to see how the latest numbers compare with their February enforcement.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[E-KKK]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:52:03]
[GRAPHIC=KKK Virginia]


The national Ku Klux Klan is considering the Virginia State Capitol for a rally.
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[VO-NAT]


But national K-K-K director Thomas Robb tells News7 a national rally is in doubt - he can reach more people through the Klan's Internet web site.
The site has a section where visitors can vote for rally locations-- including Richmond.
Robb won't say how many votes Richmond's gotten.
[SUPER=03-Kalamazoo, MI/June 1998;]


He says bussing K-K-K members in for a rally like this one last year in Michigan costs more than two thousand dollars.
The City of Kalamazoo spent about one hundred thousand dollars providing security for the event.
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[S-VF-Apparel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:36:36]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Finally, some news about jobs in the apparel industry that people are happy to hear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Union representatives went to Danville's Healthtex factory -- which is now owned by V-F Playwear -- to negotiate a new contract.
It's now approved, and with it comes a company promise to hire 75 NEW workers.
This, at a time when most apparel companies are CUTTING jobs and sending work to other countries.
The new hires will cut and embroider fabric to make children's clothes.
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[2-Church-shooting]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police say it was a domestic problem that turned into domestic violence.
And when it was over---
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gonzales, LA;]

[4:05:13] a Louisiana church had been turned into a shooting gallery.
Authorities in the town of Gonzales say a man burst into the church during last night's service, shot and killed his wife and child and another worshiper and wounded four others.
And investigators think the suspect killed his mother in law at home, before showing up at the church.
The suspect was shot and wounded by police.
No names have been released.
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[Missing-tourists]


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


The search for three missing California sightseers has returned to the spot where they were last seen nearly, a month ago,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-El Portal, CA;]

the Cedar Lodge, a motel and restaurant on the edge of Yosemite National Park.
Carole Sund, her 15 year old daughter and a 16 year old family friend from Argentina were last seen at the lodge February 15th.
The F-B-I is questioning everyone in the area, including a lodge employee with a criminal background.
The man was picked up Friday on a parole violation.
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[SOT]

[4;02:53-4:03:10]
[IN Q=There was a...]
[SUPER=01-Miles Menetrey/El Portal Resident;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=fled out of bar.]
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[VO-NAT]


The F-B-I isn't commenting on the arrest, but there is a report the man's van was searched.
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[Three-Steve]


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


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A little bit earlier]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Saunders/Aerodynamics Teacher; :15]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :32]
[SUPER=01-Alex Hanisch/Sophomore; :50]

[One kid with no super]
[SUPER=01-Tahra Edwards/Senior; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Magerkurth/Senior; 2:10]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q=elective here for us]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for Supers)
[SUPER=03-Saturday/Roanoke Civic Center;]
[SUPER=03-10 AM to 3 PM;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 977-0402;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: planes))

[2-Rod-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-5 32:59]
[GRAPHIC=Rod Stewart]


The Roanoke Civic Center was rocking last night.
Eric Earnhart has more on Rod Stewart's big concert.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of bag pipes]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[super=01-Stephanie Callahan/Fan; 1:10]
[super=01-Lana Kyle/Fan; 1:15]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]



[airline-fairness]


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


Long waits on runways, lost baggage, long lines at ticket counters are all parts of the downside of flying these days.
With more people than ever using airlines, Congress and the white house are trying to come up with a passenger bill of rights.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Peter DeFazio/(D) Oregon; :07]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Plecas/Witness; :42]
[SUPER=01-Matt Freidman/Northwest Airlines; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=cbs news Capitol Hill]

((FROM BAD FOOD TO RUDE SERVICE-THE FRIENDLY SKIES AREN'T SO FRIENDLY ANYMORE, AND CONGRESS IS GETTING SICK OF IT. ((SUPER: REP. PETER DEFAZIO, D-OR))
((SOT))

'You've managed to alienate the most powerful constituencies in America through your practices." MORE THAN 500 MILLION PASSENGERS TOOK TO THE AIR LAST YEAR - WITH MOST PLANES FILLED TO CAPACITY. AIRLINES ARE SHOWING RECORD PROFITS, BUT THEIR COMPLAINT DEPARTMENTS ARE SHOWING RECORDS TOO.
((MOS SOT))

'I don't think I'll fly them again." COMPLAINTS ABOUT OVERBOOKED FLIGHTS, UNDERSTAFFED AIRLINES, AIRPORT DELAYS, CRAMPED SEATS, AND BOTH BAGS AND COMMON COURTESY, LOST.
((MOS SOT))

"If you're sitting on a runway they won't even let you go to the bathroom on the plane, you know?" ((SUPER: BARBARA PLECAS//WITNESS))
((SOT))
'This is about --- to their passengers."

CONGRESS, AND NOW THE VICE PRESIDENT, HAVE OFFERED VARIOUS PROPOSALS FOR A PASSENGER BILLS OF RIGHTS-URGING AIRLINES TO PROVIDE TRUTHFUL INFORMATION ABOUT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS, BETTER ACCESS TO REFUNDS, COURTEOUS SERVICE, AND A COMFORTABLE SEAT - JUST FOR STARTERS - ALL WITH THE THREAT OF FINES TO BE IMPOSED BY THE F-A-A. BUT NORTHWEST AIRLINES, HAMMERED FOR BAD SERVICE DURING A JANUARY SNOW STORM, THINKS LEGISLATING BETTER BUSINESS IS TOO MUCH.
((SUPER: MATT FREIDMAN /NORTHWEST AIRLINES)) ((SOT))

"We are against the government coming between a company and it's customers." (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "Low fares are still the most valuable commodity the airlines can offer. By asking them to do more, some worry, passengers may pay for it. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the UVA women prep for the NCAA first round, while local teams travel to Norfolk for their final four.

Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[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]


Flames heavily damaged Dean's Body Shop in Radford overnight.
The fire broke out just before eleven.
The shop owner says firefighters were able to get all of the vehicles out of the building.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


State troopers said they'd be back in force on Interstate 81, and yesterday they made good on their promise.
But unlike last month's crackdown, there was no warning this time around.
One trucker said he counted 14 state police officers within 85 miles.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Star City Diner is closed again-- this time for good.
Yesterday at a hearing with health inspectors, Spanky Macher's attorney withdrew an appeal that may have prevented the re-vocation of his food permit.
Macher says after months of scrutiny by the health department - it's time to close the diner for good.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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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]