[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke County police department reportedly reaches and agreement with the officer involved in a pepper spray incident invovling an elderly woman.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Will the Dow break ten-thousand today?
Yesterday Wall Street closed up nearly 125 points, at a new high.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We won't be reaching any NEW HIGHS around here...but temperatures will be a bit warmer than yesterday, nearing 50 this afternoon.
Our weekend starts off with fairly clear skies...but will likely end with rain and maybe, snow.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Metcalf]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Metcalf]


A published report indicates Roanoke County has reached a settlement with Russell Metcalf.
He is the former county officer who was fired for pepper spraying a 77 year old woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 25]


The matter had gone to a hearing last month, but now, the Roanoke Times reports the two sides have reached an agreement, one which will go on the books as a resignation, not a termination.
According to the report, the agreement will be signed later today.
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[kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


President Clinton's plan to send U.S. troops to Kosovo gets some much-needed support from the house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:07;03]
Last night, lawmakers voted 219-to-191, to back the administration's sending of troops to the Yugoslav province-- if a NATO peacekeeping effort is needed.
President Clinton feared that if the resolution had not passed.. it would have sent the wrong message to the already-volatile peace talks.
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[Dow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


All eyes are on Wall Street this morning, with the Dow Jones industrial average poised for a run at the ten-thousand mark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yesterday;]

[4:23:56]
With fresh evidence of the economy's strength, the Dow soared 125 points yesterday, closing at a record 98-97.
But it had reached 99-35 before retreating.
The market was pushed along by news of higher oil stocks, and growing retail sales.
[SUPER=03-Tokyo;]

[4:23:02]
The Wall Street rally hasn't translated overseas.
Although the Tokyo stock exchange opened higher, the market closed down slightly today.
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[Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC29:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A chimney fire that got out of hand, heavily damaged a home in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The fire broke out just before nine last night at a home on Gardner Road in the Lafayette section of the County.
Flames quickly spread from the chimney to the walls and attic.
About half of the house was damaged.
Firefighters believe the cause was accidental.
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[S-Motel-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-2 51:06]
[GRAPHIC=Surveillance Video]


Investigators also hope a surveillance tape will help them learn who robbed a motel two nights ago.
The video tape captured almost every second of the crime.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was ]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Surveillance Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Dunagan/Wythe Co. Investigator; :29]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :39 ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Wythe Co.]

(( It was shortly before eight o'clock when the two entered the Comfort Inn Motel just off Interstate 81 in Fort Chiswell.
The man was carrying a shotgun and reportedly told the clerk he would NOT harm her if she agreed to hand over the cash.
Sheriff's investigators believe it's a crime the pair has committed before-- based on the fact they remained so calm and the robbery itself lasted less than two minutes.
And while the two did NOT conceal their identity-- they did wear gloves.
[in q= It makes ]

((KEITH DUNAGAN/INVESTIGATOR:IT MAKES ME THINK THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT FROM HERE BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT BEING IDENTIFIED AND PROBABLY THAT THEY DON'T PLAN ON REMAINING IN THE AREA TO BE IDENTIFIED.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= to be identified.]

[TAKE SU]
Another reason investigators are convinced the two aren't from this area is the close proximity of the motel to the interstate. [END SU]
Sheriff's officials say it would've been easy for someone passing through to commit the robbery and then quickly leave the area-- via Interstate 81 or 77.
As for the clerk-- she wasn't seriously injured.
But before the couple exited the motel the female suspect did spray the clerk in the eyes with pepper spray. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe County. ))

[S-Smyth-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=598-42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State police and Smyth County investigators believe they've solved a nearly ten year old murder mystery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./October 1990]


They now suspect 36- year old Michael Reeves abducted, raped and murdered Betty Shumate in July of 1989.
Reeves is currently on death row in North Carolina.
At one time, Shumate's estranged husband was suspected of killing his wife.
But the charge was later dropped.

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


In sports, a Charlottesville coaching job spells success on the resume.
Here's Mike Stevens with the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



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

[5-VonHippel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=599-6 TC18:15]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

A Roanoke woman may be responsible for leading the way to finding a cure for cancer. Linda Williams is one of the first people in the country to test an experimental drug to treat the fatal disease she's been fighting her entire life. Tonya Flory has her story.
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[SOT ub 10 14 26]
[IN Q=I was approximately]
[SUPER=07-Linda Williams; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Fintel/Medical Oncologist; :22]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=Health Check.]
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[SOT 10 14 26]
[IN Q=I was]

((LINDA WILLIAMS: I WAS APPROXIMATELY 12 WHEN I FIRST NOTICED THAT I COULDN'T SEE OUT OF MY LEFT EYE AND I STARTED KNOCKING THINGS OVER AT THE DINNER TABLE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=dinner table]

then when she turned 13 Linda had her left eye removed, now tumors threaten her right eye which would end her sight completely. She suffers from Von Hippel Lindau Disease, a rare inherited illness.
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[SOT ub 13 11 47]
[IN Q=At a young age]

((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST: AT A YOUNG AGE YOU CAN START TO HAVE TROUBLES WITH EYE DISEASE, BRAIN DISEASE, SPINE DISEASE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=spine disease]

Doctor Fintel has been treating Linda about 8 years through numerous surgeries. Patients developed several tumors in their bodies that can become cancer of the brain, eye, spinal cord, kidney, pancreas, and adrenal gland. Almost all of which Linda has had, and beaten.
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[SOT ub 10 18 04]
[IN Q=They told me]

((LINDA WILLIAMS: THEY TOLD ME I WOULD NEVER WALK AGAIN AND IN THE MEANTIME I'M TAKING PHYSICAL THERAPY AND DETERMINED TO GET OUT OF BED AND WALK AND THEY'RE STILL TELLING ME NO, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WALK AND I'M TELLING THEM YES I WILL WALK.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=will walk]

What keeps Linda going is the memory of her mother from whom she inherited the disease and watched her health slowly deteriorate. She says her mothers picture during her last few months of her life gives Linda strength to keep fighting.
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[SOT ub 10 19 01]
[IN Q=I've learned]

((LINDA WILLIAMS: I'VE LEARNED THROUGH THE YEARS THAT IN ORDER TO SUCCEED YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT, NOT JUST MEDICALLY, BUT ANYTHING IN LIFE, BUT I THINK THE DISEASE MAKES MY WILL SO STRONG.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=so strong]


Since it is hereditary, Linda chose to end the disease in her family.
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[SOT ub 10 25 42]
[IN Q=That's a decision]

((LINDA WILLIAMS: THAT'S A DECISION I MADE WHEN I WAS 18, NOT TO HAVE ANY CHILDREN, BECAUSE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS A HEREDITARY DISEASE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=hereditary disease]

Through a compassionate plea Linda has been chosen to be evaluated for a clinical trial in Boston to test a new drug believed to shrink the tumors by stopping the blood vessels from multiplying.
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[SOT ub 13 15 14]
[IN Q=I've never]

((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST: I'VE NEVER GIVEN THIS DRUG, BUT FRANKLY I THINK THIS DOCTOR UP THERE HAS NOT YET GIVEN THE DRUG EITHER, SO HE'S GOING TO PROBABLY GIVE THE FIRST MONTH OR TWO TREATMENT AND IF IT WORKS WE'LL CONTINUE THE TREATMENT HERE IN SALEM.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=here in Salem]
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[SOT ub 10 23 26]
[IN Q=I'm just]

((LINDA WILLIAMS: I'M JUST TOTALLY NERVOUS ABOUT IT, I'M REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT IT, I'M NOT SCARED, I'M NOT SCARED BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT WORSE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=a lot worse]

If the treatment works, Doctor Fintel says it will be a huge step for treating all cancers. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a possible change in medicine labels ... and the flu's last stand, for now.
Jeffrey Kofman 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=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((READING THE LABELS OF OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS CAN OFTEN SEEM LIKE A READING COMPREHENSION EXAM.
WELL, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO CHANGE THAT.. BY MAKING THEM MORE USER-FRIENDLY.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE NEW REGULATIONS CALL FOR ALL LABELS TO HAVE ONE STANDARDIZED CHART... THAT WILL LIST THE DRUG'S ACTIVE INGREDIENTS, USES, WARNINGS, AND DIRECTIONS.
ALSO, HARD-TO-READ TYPE WILL BE REPLACED WITH LARGE PRINT.
THE NEW LABELS SHOULD START APPEARING ON STORE SHELVES.. WITHIN A YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE FLU SEASON MAY BE FINALLY LOSING STEAM.
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, THE NUMBER OF STATES REPORTING INFLUENZA OUTBREAKS DROPPED FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW.
BUT OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNUSUALLY HIGH DEATH RATE LINKED TO THE FLU THIS YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
PREMATURE BIRTHS AMONG WHITE WOMEN ARE UP.. EVEN AS THE RATES AMONG OTHER GROUPS DECLINE.
GOVERNMENT FIGURES SHOW THAT THE NUMBER OF WHITE BABIES BORN PREMATURELY CLIMBED 8-PERCENT BETWEEN 1989 AND 1996.
HOWEVER, THAT NUMBER FELL NEARLY 10-PERCENT AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS.
RESEARCHERS CITE IMPROVED ACCESS TO PRENATAL CARE FOR BLACK WOMEN.. AS ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THE DROP.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M JEFFREY KOFMAN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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((Archive: horse)) [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]


Wall Street is looking for that magic number of 10,000 today.
The Dow fell just shy of that mark yesterday, closing at a record 98-97.
The surge followed reports of higher oil stocks, and growing retail sales.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A deal reportedly has been reached between the Roanoke County police department and the officer involved in the pepper spray incident with an elderly woman.
The Roanoke Times reports Russell Metcalf's record will indicate he was not terminated but resigned.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a security camera captured the armed robbery Wednesday night at a Wythe County motel.
A man and woman didn't try to hid their identity when they robbed the motel clerk at gunpoint.
They also used pepper spray on her.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday March 12th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Metcalf]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Metcalf]


It looks like Roanoke County has reached a settlement the officer fired for pepper spraying a 77 year old woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 25;]


The case of Russell Metcalf went to a hearing last month, but now, the Roanoke Times reports the two sides have reached an agreement, one which will go on the books as a resignation, not a termination.
According to the report, the agreement will be signed later today.
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[2-Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC29:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A home in Montgomery County home was heavily damaged by a chimney fire that got out of hand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The fire broke out just before nine last night at a home on Gardner Road in the Lafayette section of the County.
Flames quickly spread from the chimney to the walls and attic.
About half of the house was damaged.
Firefighters believe the cause was accidental.
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[5-Motel-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=598-41]
[GRAPHIC=Surveillance Camera]


A security camera may help Wythe County investigators locate the couple who robbed a local motel at gunpoint, two nights ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


The camera captured the two as they entered the Comfort Inn at Fort Chiswell.
After the clerk handed over the money, the female suspect placed the cash inside a bag.
Before exiting the motel the female suspect sprayed the woman in the eyes with pepper spray- but the clerk was NOT seriously injured but
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[SOT 11:51:16]
[IN Q=I think]

((KEITH DUNAGAN/WYTHE CO. INVESTIGATOR:I THINK IT WAS TO KEEP HER FROM BEING ABLE TO, WHEN YOU'RE SPRAYED IN THE EYES WITH PEPPER SPRAY, IT MAKES YOUR EYES TEAR UP, SO IT WOULD'VE PROBABLY MADE IT HARD FOR HER TO USE THE PHONE, TO FEEL AROUND, TO SEE IF THEY GOT IN A VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Dunagan/Wythe Co. Investigator;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=in a vehicle.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators don't believe the pair is from the Wythe county area because they did NOT take any measures to conceal their identity.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=99-9 TC33:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southside Virginia will now have a voice to advise the Governor Gilmore on Education issues.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


With her husband and son at her side, Audrey Davidson became the newest appointee to the State Board of Education at a cermony last night.
Davidson teache work and family studies classes at Blairs Middle School in Pittsylvania County.
State Senator Charles Hawkins recommended her for the position.
Davidson is one of only three classroom teachers on the nine-member board.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I went into education]

((I WENT INTO EDUCATION BECAUSE I WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CHILDREN'S LIVES BUT I NEVER DREAMED I'D HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS AND I FEEL LIKE WITH THIS APPOINTMENT I REALLY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MANY CHILDREN'S LIVES))
[SUPER=01-Audrey Davidson/State Board of Education]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=many children's lives.]
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[VO-NAT]


Davidson will serve on the State Board of Education for a four year term.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Several parents got help last night in talking to their teenagers about sex in the '90s.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]


Dr. Victor Strasburger spoke to a group of parents at Patrick Henry High School.
He's written eight book about issues facing teenagers.
One of his latest about sexuality is called "Getting Your Kids to Say No in the 90s When You May Have Said Yes in the 60s".
[SOT 19.27.56 - 19.28.08]
[INQ=Sex is different]

((DR. VICTOR STRASBURGER:SEX IS DIFFERENT. WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CHLYMIDIA AND HUMAN PAMPOLOMA VIRUS AND OTHER STD'S AND HIV AND AIDS SIMPLY DIDN'T EXIST IN THE '6OS.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Victor Strasburger;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUTQ=in the 60's]
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[VO-NAT]


Dr. Strasburger said telling children to "just say no" may work with eight year olds.
But, he discouraged parents from telling their teens NOT to have sex.
Rather, he said it's more helpful to encourage them to postpone it until they're older.
He also said studies have shown that teaching teens about sex will not make them more sexually active-just better informed.
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[Bowers-married]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bowers "Just Married"]


David Bowers has tied the knot... again.
There was apparently no fanfare. His closest friends and relatives didn't know.
But this afternoon, his honor, the Mayor of Roanoke, wed long-time girlfriend Marjorie McKibbin in a simple civil ceremony at the court house in Rocky Mount.
She's FROM Franklin County... a 40-year old Probation and Parole officer based in Roanoke.
It's the THIRD marriage for both of them.


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[COMM #6]

((Archive: horse))

[Mousketeer]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


One of Mickey Mouse's best friends is going to jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Darlene Fraschilla (fruh-SHIL'-uh) an original Mouseketeer, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for conspiracy and securities fraud.
In December, Fraschilla (fruh-SHIL'-uh) was convicted on a dozen counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, mail fraud, obstruction of justice and perjury.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Prosecutors say she used phony or bounced checks to buy investments and then lied about it to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Fraschilla (fruh-SHIL'-uh) was one of the nine original Mousketeers on the Mickey Mouse Club TV show in the late 50's.
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[S-Speed-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Speed Crackdown]


State Troopers issued eight or nine times as many traffic tickets Wednesday on Interstate-81... as they would have on an average day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wednesday]


There were THREE times as many TROOPERS patrolling the highway.
They blanketed the Interstate from Winchester to Bristol... THIS time without warning... part of the stepped up enforcement plan ordered by Governor Gilmore.
In the area between Christiansburg and Lexington- -they handed out more than 300 traffic tickets during an eight-hour shift yesterday.
That compares to 35 or 40 tickets on a normal day.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, two local teams run into trouble at the Scope.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=3:55]
[OUT Q=weekend 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:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A published report says Roanoke County has reached a settlement with Russell Metcalf.
He's the officials fired for pepper spraying a 77 year old woman.
The report says Metcalf will be permitted to resign.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A chimney fire that got out of hand heavily damaged a home in Montgomery County.
About half of the house was damaged.
Firefighters believe the cause was accidental.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A security camera may help Wythe County investigators locate the couple who robbed a local motel at gunpoint, two nights ago.
Investigators don't believe the pair is from the Wythe county area because they did NOT take any measures to conceal their identity.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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