[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


After leaving its mark in the midwest a winter storm hits the east coast.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in California, a vigil is held for three mising sightseers.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Winter storm warnings are in effect for the higher elevations this morning as snow continues falling throughout the region.
But this C0ULD be the last of it, as warmer weather returns for the rest of the week.
Details, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Roads]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WEather]


If you're heading out on the roads this morning you may want to check in with V-Dot before you leave.
Most roads, including interstates 81 and 64, from Rockbridge and Alleghany Counties northward are reported to be in moderate condition.
Moderate condition means major portions of pavement are covered with snow, slush and ice.
The same goes for Interstates 81 and 77 in Carroll, Wythe, Pulaski and Smyth Counties.
In many places, there's a thin layer of ice under the snow which can make driving very dangerous.
V-Dot officials say they have not treated any secondary roads this morning.
They are concentrating on the Interstates and primary roads.
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[TAKE VDOT Board Full Screen]
You can get more detailed road information by calling V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[National-WX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


A big storm heading up the East Coast could drop up to a foot of snow in parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hagerstown, MD;]


The system that dumped several feet of snow, sleet, and rain in the midwest moved east over the weekend.
Maryland has been one of the states worst hit--
Bad weather there has caused pileups, power outages, and emergency plowing.
[SUPER=03-Golden Gate, FL;]


Heavy rain was a welcomed site in Florida, where officials had been battling a raging brush fire.
A passing storm put out much of the fire along Interstate 75 in Collier County last night--
More than 600 residents were allowed to return to their homes.
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[Missing-Tourists]


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


About a thousand people turned out for a vigil to remember missing children-- a vigil that has taken on new meaning as the search for three tourists who disappeared from Yosemite National Park continues.
Vince Gonzalez has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=out of sheer]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Raquel Pelosso/Mother Of Missing Girl; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ray Caton/Relative Of Missing Women; :24 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=07-Kathi Strange; 1:22 Second Time]
[SUPER=01-Vince Gonzalez/Reporting; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=Modesto California]

((Track: Out of sheer frustration, friends and family of three missing women marched in downtown Modesto, California. They say they hope to bring more attention to this mysterious case which has investigators stumped:
SOT/ TO COME FROM VIGIL
(Graphic of three missing women) Track: Carole Sund, her daughter, Julie, and a family friend, Silvina Pelosso vanished

almost one month ago while on a sightseeing trip to Yosemite National Park.
(Brief nat/searching in snow) Track: At first it was thought they had been in a car accident in the snow-covered park..

. but weeks of fruitless searching--and the discovery of Carole Sund s wallet more than 80 miles away in Modesto--has turned investigators toward away from the accident theory.
(Nat/cop with dog searching) Track: Now the FBI says the women were most likely victims of a violent crime. But they h

ave little evidence and no official suspects.
(Strange picture) They ARE taking a hard look at this man: Billy Joe Strange, an ex-con who worked at the lodge where t

he women were last seen. He was jailed last week for a parole violation and the FBI impounded his car. People who know Strange say he was violent.
SOT/KATHI STRANGE 191753 NOT ONLY DID HE BEAT ME UP, BUT HE BEAT UP MY

SISTER. I KNOW HE HAD DOMESTIC PROBLEMS WITH HIS WIFE. Kathi Strange is Billy Joe s ex-sister in law and his ex- girlfriend.
SOT/KATHI 192255 THE FBI WHEN THEY CAME TO MY HOUSE SAID THAT THEY WERE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE INTERVIEW THEY HAD WITH

HIM BECAUSE THEY FELT HE WAS NOT ENTIRELY FORTHCOMING. (10)))

[E-Montgomery-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-78;1:39:56]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Investigators are still gathering information about a shooting in Montgomery County yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]


Authorities were called to 10- thirteen Friendship Road in Shawsville around three- o' clock.
When Sheriff's investigators arrived they found 64- year old Carl Hixson with a bullet wound to the head.
He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital and later transferred to Roanoke Memorial.
Investigators say the man who fired the shot told them his revolver went off accidentally.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=hold]


But at this time, the shooting has NOT been officially ruled accidental.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Jeff Gordon gets a hearty helping at the Cracker Barrel 500.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=later on mornin'.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Wx)


[Computerized-Gravestone]


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


The work of a tombstone engraver is most definitely "set in stone."
There is little room for mistakes...and now, after the work of a Knoxville engineer, human errors are no longer a major concern.
Tim Cox has more in this report.
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[SOT 1:49:08 HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=If we had]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Cox/Reporting; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Brimer/Brimer Monument Company; :49]
[SUPER=01-Brick Ramey/Machine Inventor; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=for CBS NEws]


[STOCKS]
[COMM #2]


[Olympic-report]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Olympic Rings]


Two more members of the International Olympic Committee have been accused of breaking its rules.
An independent auditor investigating the successful bid of Sydney, Australia, for the 2000 Games says a member from Ireland and a member from Denmark took trips that violated I-O-C guidelines.
But the president of the Sydney organizing committee says today's report shows there is ``no comparison'' between the Salt Lake City bribery scandal and what Sydney did to win the 2000 Games.
Tom Fenton reports.
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[SOT]

[4:25:30]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lausanne, Switzerland/January; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :26]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Jennings/CBS Consultant; :51]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]

((When the Salt Lake City scandal broke -- with allegations of bribes and corruption surrounding the awarding of the 2002 winter games -- the IOC ran its own cozy investigation. In January the executive board recommended the expulsion of six IOC members and the investigation of others. The final report puts more blame on Salt Lake city for offering bribes, than on committee members for accepting them. OC THIS NEW REPORT IS 55 PAGES FULL OF DETAILS ABOUT AIR TICKETS, HOTELS AND OTHER FAVORS FROM THE SALT LAKE CITY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE. IT DOES A LOT OF FINGER WAGGING AT IOC MEMBERS WHO RECEIVED THE FAVORS. BUT IT RECOMMENDS THE EXPULSION OF ONLY ONE IOC MEMBER -- THE REPRESENTATIVE OF TINY WESTERN SAMOA. Andrew Jennings, a CBS consultant who has investigated the IOC for a decade, says the IOC's investigation is little more than a whitewash.
SOT ANDREW JENNINGS

THEY HAVENT EVEN STARTED HOUSE CLEANING AT THE IOC . IF YOU LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SLATED FOR EXPULSION LATER THIS WEEK, THEY'RE MOSTLY SMALL FISH THEY'RE THE MINNOWS .0440 While the small fish, are fighting expulsion, big fish like Samaranch's number two, Kim Un-yong of South Korea, are merely censured in the report ... even though investigators say he used his olympic position to land lucrative jobs for his children,. Critics say the IOC is now trying to put a lid on the flood of rumors and allegations about previous and future olympic games.
SOT JENNINGS

THE IOC ARE SAYING ITS TIME TO END THE BLEEDING THEY WANT IT ALL OVER THIS WEEK THEY WANT THE MEDIA TO GO AWAY 0551 THE ONE ELEMENT THEY CAN'T CONTROL IS THE US JUSTICE DEPT AND LET'S REMEMBER, JUSTICE IS IN UTAH. WE HEAR RUMORS THAT THEY'RE INVESTIGATING ELSEWHERE IN AMERICA, AND IT S GONNA BE UP TO THE FBI TO DECIDE IF THIS SCANDAL GOES AWAY OR CONTINUES 0606 But no matter how it all ends, the damage has already been done to an institution that was founded to embody the highest standards of conduct and sportsmanship. Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.))

[Penn-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-6 TC42:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group from Roanoke's Penn Forest Church of God says they learned as much as they gave on a missionary trip to Nicaragua.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nicaragua;]


20 people have just returned from Managua where they tried to bring relief to a hurricane-shattered community.
They built a medical clinic, brought supplies, treated almost 200 very ill patients and played with the children.
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[SOT 10:15:15]
[IN Q=I was expecting]

((I WAS EXPECTING TO GO DOWN THERE AND SEE ALL THESE SAD FACES BUT THEY WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE US AND I THINK THEY REALIZED WE CARED FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Shires/Missionary;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=cared for them]
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[VO-NAT]


They saw children walking barefoot through open sewage.
Many suffer from malaria, dehydration, and parasites but cannot afford treatment.
The church is ready to ship another truckload of medical supplies including X-ray machines and generators, donated by local hospitals.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study shows a link between pregnancy, smoking and crime.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( BABIES BORN TO MOTHERS WHO SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY... COULD BE DESTINED FOR A LIFE OF CRIME!
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS FROM SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES FOUND THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF MALE CHILDREN WHOSE MOTHERS SMOKED DURING PREGNANCY... GREW UP TO BE VIOLENT CRIMINALS.
THE STUDY SUGGESTS SMOKING MAY CAUSE LASTING DAMAGE TO A FETUS'S CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM-- RESULTING IN LIFE-LONG BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS.
BUT DOCTORS SAY GENETICS COULD ALSO BE A FACTOR.
THE FINDINGS ARE IN THIS MONTH'S ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THERE'S A NEW TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS PATIENTS THAT'S EASY ON THE SCALP.
MORE THAN THREE MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM SCALP PSORIASIS--
A CONDITION THAT CAUSES REDNESS, SCALING, AND SEVERE ITCHING.
UP UNTIL NOW, THE BEST WAY TO TREAT IT WAS WITH A GREASY LOTION.
BUT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST APPROVED A NEW FOAM CALLED LUXIQ (LUX-EEK).. THAT ITS MAKER SAYS WILL BE EASIER TO APPLY.. AND CAUSE LESS MESS THAN TRADITIONAL LOTIONS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Ski-Fence]


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


You can recycle almot anything these days-- oil, paper, plastic.
But one Eugene Oregon man has taken recycling to a new level-- giving a new purpose to old equipment.
It's a fence, made of recycled skis.
Pat McGillivray has more.
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[SOT 1:47:38 Temp. tape]
[IN Q=Nobody's ever]
[SUPER=03-Eugene, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Arnold/No Name Garage; :06 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Pat McGillivray/Reporting; :48]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Pat McGillivray]



(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]


The Eastern U-S is now getting a taste of the late-season storm that paralyzed much of the central part of the country over the weekend.
The storm has dumped nearly two feet of snow in sections of the Ohio Valley and central Appalachian, making driving dangerous in large parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An abortion clinic bombing from over the weekend has left North Carolina residents wondering if there's a connection with fugitive Eric Rudolph.
The site of Saturday's blast in Asheville is fairly close to where Rudolph is believed to be hiding.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Police say a shooting at a youth soccer game in Dublin does not appear to be related to the troubles in Northern Ireland.
Police and witnesses say a masked gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle opened fire and wounded six people during the game.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, March 15th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WEather]


If you are driving in the higher elevations this morning, you'll want to allow some extra time.
Most roads, including interstates 81 and 64, from Rockbridge and Alleghany Counties northward are reported to be in moderate condition.
Moderate condition means major portions of pavement are covered with snow, slush and ice.
The Same goes for Interstates 81 and 77 in Carroll, Wythe, Pulaski and Smyth Counties.
In many places, there's a thin layer of ice under the snow which can make driving very dangerous.
V-Dot officials say they have not treated any secondary roads this morning.
They are concentrating on the Interstates and primary roads.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE VDOT Board Full Screen]
You can get more detailed road information by calling V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[2-National-WX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


New Englanders are bracing for a snowstorm that forecasters predict could drop as much as a foot of snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hagerstown, MD;]


After pounding the plains states earlier in the weekend, the storm system moved to the east coast.
Maryland and West Virginia were among the states hardest hit.
[SUPER=03-Clear Spring, MD;]


The Bad weather has caused pileups, power outages, and emergency plowing.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


And for the second time in less than a week snow fell in the nation's capital.
A hundred dump trucks and ten pickup trucks equipped with salt spreaders and plows were dispatched to keep the streets clean.
[SUPER=03-Golden Gate, FL;]


Meantime, heavy rain was a welcomed site in Florida, where officials had been battling a raging brush fire.
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[Abortion-bombing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


Authorities are expected to give more details today about a weekend abortion clinic bombing in North Carolina.
The bomb exploded Saturday outside a clinice in Asheville, causing little damage.
It's near an area where serial bombing suspect Eric Rudolph is thought to be hiding.
Fred Powers has reaction from residents who live near the clinic.
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[SOT]

[4:15:34]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Asheville, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Brulport/Asheville Realtor; :31]
[SUPER=01-Fred Powers/Reporting; :41]
[SUPER=01-Roy Mozingo/Resident; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Hoffman/Asheville Resident; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.]


[Soccer-shooting]


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


A masked gunman, riding on a motorcycle, opened fire and wounded six people yesterday during a youth soccer game in Dublin, Ireland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland;]


Police said among the injured were five soccer players.
Four of the wounded were hospitalized, but police said none of their injuries appears life threatening.
Police declined to speculate on a possible motive, but discounted the possibility that the attack could have been related to Northern Ireland terrorist groups.
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[E-Penn-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-6; 41:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


20 people from the Penn Forest Church of God in Roanoke recently returned from a missionary trip to Nicaragua.


In a country devastated by Hurricane Mitch -- the group tried to pick up the pieces.
Tina Tenret talks to them about what they did and what they saw.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is Nicaragua]
[SUPER=03-Nicaragua/Home Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kye Kim/Missionary; :07]
[SUPER=01-Sam Belisle/Pastor; :48]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Shires/Missionary; 1:06 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((This is Nicaragua through a Roanoker's eyes.
Children follow him everywhere.
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[SOT 9:58:35]
[IN Q=The poor kids]

((DR. KYE KIM: THE POOR KIDS, A LOT OF THEM WERE WITHOUT SHOES WALKING OVER THE OPEN SEWAGE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SEWAGE]


Dr. Kye Kim treated 187 patients in four days -- for malaria, dehydration, intestinal disease, parasites, and ear infections.
When he ran out of antibiotics, he had to turn them away.
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[SOT 9:59:55]
[IN Q=THEY LOOKED]

((KIM: THEY LOOKED VERY DEPRESSED. THEY SEEMED TO HAVE NO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=FOR THE FUTURE]


Kim's fellow missionaries, meanwhile, were building a medical clinic in Managua.
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[SOT 10:10:35]
[IN Q=For us to even]

((SAM BELISLE/PASTOR: FOR US TO EVEN BE THERE, THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY WEALTHY BECAUSE THEY BARELY HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT MAYBE ONE, MAYBE TWO MEALS A DAY AND THAT CONSISTS OF BEANS AND RICE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=BEANS AND RICE]


And then there were the Roanokers who played with the children.
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[SOT 10:15:25]
[SOT 10:15:55]
[SOT 10:17:13]
[IN Q=We gave em candy]

((SHARON SHIRES/MISSIONARY: WE GAVE EM CANDY AND LITTLE TOYS. WE READ TO THEM AND THEY READ TO US. ** butt butt butt ** THEY HAD VERY LITTLE AND YET THEY WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING. ONE CHILD HIS NAME WAS EZEKIAL AND HE GAVE US A HANDMADE, IT WAS HANDMADE AND PAINTED BY HIM. ** butt butt butt ** WE LET THEM KNOW SOMEBODY DID CARE ABOUT THEM AND THEY WEREN'T FORGOTTEN. WE WON'T FORGET THEM.)) [RUNS25]
[OUT Q=we won't forget them.]


The group had sent five truckloads of supplies ahead of them.
Now that they're back, another load of donated medical equipment, including generators and an X-ray machine, is ready for shipment.
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[SOT 10:57:30]
[IN Q=The next trip]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE NEXT TRIP THE PENN FOREST CHURCH PLANS TO TAKE IS TO APPALACHIA TO REPAIR AND WINTERIZE HOMES.
TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke].))


[Acrobat-School]


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


In China, the stars of a centuries old art are facing new and very modern pressures.
Beijing is home to one of the country's most famous acrobatic schools.
But to comptete in the international arena, even young students undergo a grueling and punishing training program.


James Forlong has more.
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[SOT 1:36:45 HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Forlong/Reporting; 2:02]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=work day.]


[BUMP]


[COMM#5][2-E-Movie-Link]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=99-9 34:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Rail fans may notice a familiar face in the film "October Sky."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file; :00]


Famed photographer O. Winston Link makes a brief appearance in the movie, as a locomotive engineer.
"October Sky" is based on the true story of four high school boys in rural West Virginia who became junior rocket scientists in the 1950s.
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[SOT (MOVIE CLIP)]
[IN Q=Six, five, four...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=headed for the mine.]
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[VO-NAT]


The scene in which Winston Link appears has not been released to television stations.
Link is best known for his pictures of steam trains on the old Norfolk and Western Railway , which were also shot in the fifties.
"October Sky" director Joe Johnston tells News 7 he used Link's photographs as a guide for what the buildings, the signs -- even the clothing should look like in the movie.
Johnston has admired Link's work for years.
He says it was his idea to fly the photographer to the set in Tennessee for a scene with a steam engine.
Link, who's 84 years old, says the film crew shot five or six takes of his scene.
And he says he had a great time doing it.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


Get rid of that annoying junk mail with a new online service.
Eric Earnhart has more on that and where to find some serious music... all in WebWatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tired of junk mail]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS05] Tired of junk mail and annoying telephone sales calls? Unlist-me-dot-com has an interesting proposition for you. Register on their site... it's free, at least for now, and Unlist-me will put your name and phone number on so-called suppression lists... list mass-mailers and telemarketers use to identify people who DON'T want to be contacted.
The catch, Unlist-me SELLS products too... but says they'll only e-mail you information about products you're interested in. If you don't like it, you can unlist yourself from "unlist me"

Research at Virginia Tech will be recognized online. Next week the Science Coalition website will spotlight Tech's research into the effects of pesticides on the immune system. Tech research will appear on the site beginning March 22nd.

If you're bored with real-audio, enter the world of cd-quality internet sound at MP3-dot com. The site teaches beginners how to download, play and manipulate the files...

[natsot]


there's a lot very cool, and free software available.... but you need a fast modem... the files are huge, and downloads at 28.8 will take forever.

Try it out yourself... the links are on the webwatch page on the WDBJ website at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Lady Hokies prepare for battle, as the Tigers roll into town.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:05]
[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]


Investigators are still gathering information about a shooting yesterday in Montgomery County.
64-year old Carl Hixson was shot in the head by another man who said his revolver went off accidentally.
Investigators have not officially ruled the shooting an accident, though.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Rail fans will see a familiar face in the film "October Sky."
Famous railroad photographer O. Winston Link makes a brief appearance in the movie-- as a train engineer.
Link is best known for his pictures of steam trains on the old Norfolk and Western Railway.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


20 Volunteers from the Penn Forest Church of God are back in Virginia, after helping people in hurricane devestated Nicaragua.
They built a medical clinic, brought supplies, treated almost 200 very ill patients and played with the children.

The church is ready to ship another truckload of medical supplies including x-ray machines and generators, donated by local hospitals.
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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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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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