[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The last best picture show of the century is ``Shakespeare in Love'' which took the final Oscar of the 1999 Academy Awards.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And one person is dead and ten others injured in an accident at Six Flags over Texas.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The spring showers have ended...but we're left behind with gusty winds, nearing 30 miles an hour at times this morning.
Temperatures will also stay on the unseasonably cool side for the next few days.
The complete outlook for your work week, coming up.
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:30:24]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


It's been debated for years: whether to build a new high school in South Roanoke County, how to pay for it, and where it should go up.
Now a major decision may be just two days away, as the Roanoke County Supervisors consider a special use permit for the Woods End property on Tuesday.
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[TAKE GFX MAP]
The property is located just off Old Cave Spring Road, not far from the intersection of Brambleton and 419.
But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some county residents who live near the site are saying not so fast.
Joe Dashiell has their story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lucas/South County Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Myers/Kingston Court Resident; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision gather in a neighbor's living room to air their concerns about the new high school. [NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT]
[SOT #1 16:13]
[IN Q=So we thought all along]

((SO WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE PLEASANT HILL AND THEN WE GO TO THIS MEETING AND IT'S SLAMMED RIGHT THROUGH THERE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=right through there]


The residents say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
They want more than simple assurances from county officials.
[SOT 20:48]
[IN Q=Hopefully if we get a light there great.]

((DR. CRAIG MITCHELL/KINGSTON COURT RESIDENT: HOPEFULLY IF WE GET A LIGHT THERE GREAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL INVOLVED I THINK IF WE HAD TWO ACCESSES IN AND OUT. IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE COMING IN THERE IF YOU HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT.)) [RUNS :15]
[OUT Q=one way out.]


But on Tuesday the supervisors will also hear other voices, like those of south county residents who believe the school is long overdue and the Pleasant Hill entrance the best alternative.
[SOT 01:43:20]
[IN Q=And I understand]

((MARY LUCAS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT: AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DELAY THE HIGH SCHOOL ANY LONGER.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SO WE'VE TRIED TO LOOK FOR A FAIR STANDARD AND WE BELIEVE THE ENTRY WAY AT PLEASANT HILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL AFFECT THE LEAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS :14]
[OUT Q=any longer.]


All of that is small consolation to the residents of the Pleasant Hill Kingston Court neighborhood...
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're welcome to compromise]

((WE'RE WELCOME TO COMPROMISE, BUT WE THINK THEY'RE JUST ASKING US TO COMPROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO, THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=of our children.]


And they fear that unless safeguards are spelled out now, they'll be fighting this battle for years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Academy Awards]


Hollywood is clearly in love with Shakespeare in Love.
The film won seven Academy awards las night, including best Picture.
But Saving Private Ryan didn't go home empty handed, the World War Two epic picked up five awards.
Maureen Maher has highlights.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=04-A. M. P. A. S. - Copyright, 1999; HOT CHANGE!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Gwyneth Paltrow/Best Actress; :23]
[SUPER=01-Robert Benigni/Best Actor; :52]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.]

((Love conquered all last night at the 71st annual Academy Awards.
(nat. of Harrison Ford) ".Shakespeare in Love"

The romantic comedy won hearts and enough votes for best picture, best supporting actress for Dame Judy Dench's 7 or so minutes as Queen Elizabeth and Best Actress for first timer, Gwyneth Paltrow.
(SOT/Gwyneth Paltrow/"Best Actress" T3 - 3:54:50) "It just like a fantasy, I can't believe I'm here right now."

Steven Spielberg's epic "Saving Private Ryan" lost the battle for top pic, but won five other Oscars, including Speilberg's second statue for best director.
(SOT/Steven Spielberg/Best Director) "Am I allowed to say I really wanted this?"
(vids of Benigni jumping up and down after winning)

For Italian Robert Benigni, Life was indeed beautiful. His enthusiasm over winning two Oscars, best foreign film and best actor - left him speechless, at least in this language.
(SOT/Robert Benigni/) "This is a terrible mistake, I've already used up all my English already."
(nat of James getting award.)

The audience erupted when James Colburn scored a best supporting actor nod for his portrayal of an abusive alcoholic in "Affliction". And from standing ovation to sitting silent, it was a mixed reaction for special award recipient Director Elia Kazan, who blacklisted some of his peers as communists in the 1950's..
(Stand-Up) Following the ceremony. the celebrations. And as most in Hollywood will tell you, getting the right invita

tion is almost as important as the getting the statue itself."
(nat.)

Among the A-list parties.. the governor's ball just outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Vanity Fair hosted Madonna, Minnie and even Monica - yes, that Monica. The BBC, Elton John and all of the movie studios had their own soirees.In all, more than double the number of post-Oscar parties than just two years ago. despite his age, Oscar has not lost luster.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Crash]


The names of the 11 people who died in last week's Amtrak crash were read aloud in a church in Bourbonais, Illinois yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bourbonnais, IL]


Family members joined residents of the Chicago suburb in remembering the victims who brought them together.
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[SOT 20:02:47]
[IN Q=a tremendous]

((GROVER BROOKS/CHICAGO MAYOR; A TREMENDOUS TRAGEDY, IT IS NOW A PART OF OUR HISTORY, ADN THE PEOPLE WHAT WERE ON THAT TRAIN WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Grover Brooks/Chicago Mayor; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=part of us]
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[VO-NAT]


The investigation into the wreck is still underway.
An NTSB spokesman says they'll be interviewing witnesses for two more days.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A ride at a Texas amusement park turned deadly yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX]

[20NA - 20:30:29 - 21NA - 21:02:07]
One person was killed and ten others were injured, on the Roaring Rapids ride at Six Flags over Texas.
Their boat apparently overturned, trapping the victims under water.
Officials say most of the dozen on board were able to unbuckle their seat belts and escape.(------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports... and then there were four.
Roy Stanley has all the N-C-double-A highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=later on mornin'.]



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[WebWatch]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WW-2]
[GRAPHIC=Webwatch]


One of the senators who helped pass the Brady Bill is taking aim at internet gun sales.
And we found a website that'll keep you tied up for hours.
Eric Earnart has more in Webwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Senator Charles Schumer]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS05]
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to regulate internet gun deals, saying they bypass background check laws.
Auction site E-bay recently stopped gun sales.
The National Rifle Association says there's no proof ANYONE is buying guns illegally online.
Take a peek into college life at the WebDorm... Students across the country agreed to put their dorm rooms online... they got a free web-camera in return. Not much studying going on here... of course spring break is just wrapping up.
Celebrate the 80's with Dan.. Dan's website features a weekly 80's hit song.... this week, remember Scandal?
[natsot]

[RUNS05]
More 80's memories are a click away on Dan's long list of flashback melodies.
If you're into knots, you canNOT pass up Roper's knots page. Here you can learn how to tie a double overhand... the Flemish Eight... or the VERY popular Monkey's fist.
Its NOT hard to find these websites... just click on WebWatch on the WDBJ web page, at WDBJ-dot-com.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, it's getting easier to know if a restaurant is making the grade.
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=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( MOST RESTAURANT GOERS WANT TO KNOW NOT ONLY WHAT'S ON THE MENU--
BUT IS THE PLACE CLEAN?
VT=VO

((vo))
WELL IN LOS ANGELES, PATRONS NO LONGER HAVE TO ASK THAT QUESTION.
RESTAURANTS ARE NOW BEING GIVEN LETTER GRADES ON CLEANLINESS-- WHICH ARE THEN CLEARLY DISPLAYED IN THEIR WINDOWS.
IF COUNTY HEALTH INSPECTORS GIVE AN EATERY ANYTHING LESS THAN A 'C', IT COULD BE SHUT DOWN.
THIS PROGRAM--AND OTHERS LIKE IT--ARE BEING CREATED TO GET RESTAURANTS TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACTS.
OFFICIALS ARE ALSO TARGETING SUPERMARKETS... WHERE WORKERS ARE OFTEN TEMPTED TO RE-PACKAGE OUT-DATED FOOD.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND SPEAKING OF GRADES, A NEW SUPPLEMENT CALLED VITAMIN 'O' IS GETTING AN 'F' FROM THE FEDS.
THE DRINK IS SUPPOSE TO GIVE YOU A BLAST OF OXYGEN--
AND IT'S BEING PROMOTED AS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR EVERYTHING FROM CANCER TO THE FLU.
BUT THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IS NOT BUYING IT.
IT'S CHARGED THE COMPANY WITH FALSE ADVERTISING.
THE MAKER OF VITAMIN O SAYS IT'LL PROVE ITS CLAIMS IN COURT.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[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]


``Shakespeare in Love'' has won big at the Oscars.
Elizabethan comedy received seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best actress for Gwyneth Paltrow.
``Saving Private Ryan'' picked up five awards, including best director for Steven Spielberg.
Best actor went to ``Life is Beautiful'' star Roberto Benigni.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A woman has been killed in an accident at a Texas amusement park.
A boat on the Roaring Rapids ride at Six Flags over Texas overturned. Most of the dozen people aboard were able to unbuckle their seat belts and escape, but the victim apparently drowned.
Ten others were injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After three weeks in a balloon that circled the world, two men are celebrating their one-of-a-kind achievement.
Betrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed in Egypt yesterday after they became their first travel around the world non stop in a balloon.
They will be honored today in Switzerland.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday March 22.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-OSCARS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Academy Awards]


"Shakespeare in Love" may have been the big winner at the 19-99 Academy Awards, but the show- stopper was Italian director- actor Robert Benigni.
The star of ``Life is Beautiful'' pulled off a stunning first, becoming the first actor in a foreign language film to win best actor.
Maureen Maher has Oscar highlights from Los Angeles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=04-A. M. P. A. S. - Copyright, 1999; HOT CHANGE!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Gwyneth Paltrow/Best Actress; :23]
[SUPER=01-Robert Benigni/Best Actor; :52]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.]

((Love conquered all last night at the 71st annual Academy Awards.
(nat. of Harrison Ford) ".Shakespeare in Love"

The romantic comedy won hearts and enough votes for best picture, best supporting actress for Dame Judy Dench's 7 or so minutes as Queen Elizabeth and Best Actress for first timer, Gwyneth Paltrow.
(SOT/Gwyneth Paltrow/"Best Actress" T3 - 3:54:50) "It just like a fantasy, I can't believe I'm here right now."

Steven Spielberg's epic "Saving Private Ryan" lost the battle for top pic, but won five other Oscars, including Speilberg's second statue for best director.
(SOT/Steven Spielberg/Best Director) "Am I allowed to say I really wanted this?"
(vids of Benigni jumping up and down after winning)

For Italian Robert Benigni, Life was indeed beautiful. His enthusiasm over winning two Oscars, best foreign film and best actor - left him speechless, at least in this language.
(SOT/Robert Benigni/) "This is a terrible mistake, I've already used up all my English already."
(nat of James getting award.)

The audience erupted when James Colburn scored a best supporting actor nod for his portrayal of an abusive alcoholic in "Affliction". And from standing ovation to sitting silent, it was a mixed reaction for special award recipient Director Elia Kazan, who blacklisted some of his peers as communists in the 1950's..
(Stand-Up) Following the ceremony. the celebrations. And as most in Hollywood will tell you, getting the right invita

tion is almost as important as the getting the statue itself."
(nat.)

Among the A-list parties.. the governor's ball just outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Vanity Fair hosted Madonna, Minnie and even Monica - yes, that Monica. The BBC, Elton John and all of the movie studios had their own soirees.In all, more than double the number of post-Oscar parties than just two years ago. despite his age, Oscar has not lost luster.))

[2-E-Amtrak-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Crash]


The 11 people who died in last week's Amtrak crash were remembered in a church in Bourbonais, Illinois yesterday.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bourbonnais, IL]


Family members joined residents of the Chicago suburb in remembering the victims who brought them together.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:02:47]
[IN Q=a tremendous]

((GROVER BROOKS/CHICAGO MAYOR; A TREMENDOUS TRAGEDY, IT IS NOW A PART OF OUR HISTORY, ADN THE PEOPLE WHAT WERE ON THAT TRAIN WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Grover Brooks/Chicago Mayor; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=part of us]
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[VO-NAT]


The investigation into the wreck is still underway.
An NTSB spokesman says they'll be interviewing witnesses for two more days.
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[2-E-Amusement-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Something went wrong at an amusement park water ride in Texas yesterday .. very wrong.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX]

[20NA - 20:30:29 - 21NA - 21:02:07]
One person was killed and ten others were injured, on the Roaring Rapids ride at Six Flags over Texas.
Their boat apparently overturned, trapping the victims under water.
Officials say the others on board were able to unbuckle their seatbelts and escape.
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[2-E-New-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:30:24]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


A major decision on a new South Roanoke County high school may be just two days away, as the Roanoke County Supervisors consider a special use permit for the Woods End property on Tuesday.
But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some county residents who live near the site are saying not so fast.
Joe Dashiell has their story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lucas/South County Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Myers/Kingston Court Resident; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision gather in a neighbor's living room to air their concerns about the new high school. [NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT]
[SOT #1 16:13]
[IN Q=So we thought all along]

((SO WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE PLEASANT HILL AND THEN WE GO TO THIS MEETING AND IT'S SLAMMED RIGHT THROUGH THERE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=right through there]


The residents say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
They want more than simple assurances from county officials.
[SOT 20:48]
[IN Q=Hopefully if we get a light there great.]

((DR. CRAIG MITCHELL/KINGSTON COURT RESIDENT: HOPEFULLY IF WE GET A LIGHT THERE GREAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL INVOLVED I THINK IF WE HAD TWO ACCESSES IN AND OUT. IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE COMING IN THERE IF YOU HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT.)) [RUNS :15]
[OUT Q=one way out.]


But on Tuesday the supervisors will also hear other voices, like those of south county residents who believe the school is long overdue and the Pleasant Hill entrance the best alternative.
[SOT 01:43:20]
[IN Q=And I understand]

((MARY LUCAS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT: AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DELAY THE HIGH SCHOOL ANY LONGER.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SO WE'VE TRIED TO LOOK FOR A FAIR STANDARD AND WE BELIEVE THE ENTRY WAY AT PLEASANT HILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL AFFECT THE LEAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS :14]
[OUT Q=any longer.]


All of that is small consolation to the residents of the Pleasant Hill Kingston Court neighborhood...
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're welcome to compromise]

((WE'RE WELCOME TO COMPROMISE, BUT WE THINK THEY'RE JUST ASKING US TO COMPROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO, THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=of our children.]


And they fear that unless safeguards are spelled out now, they'll be fighting this battle for years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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[E-Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:49:24]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


In case you haven't noticed, gas prices are going up again.
It's one of the biggest jumps in years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Lundberg Survey reports it's the fastest increase at the pumps since Iraq upset oil markets by invading Kuwait in 19-90.
Lundberg says the average gallon shots up about eight and a half cents a gallon in the past two weeks.
That's pretty close to the increases at many Roanoke area stations over the same time.
But prices nationwide are still about 24 cents below those just a year-and-a-half ago.
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[Exxon-Valdez]


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


It has been a decade since the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
As John Blackstone reports, the region still has not recovered.
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[SOT]

[4:24:58]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Prince William Sound, AK; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Bird/Cordova Resident; :15]
[SUPER=01-Susan Ogle/Cordova Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Kelso/Cleanup Coordinator; :45]
[SUPER=01-John Blackstone/Reporting; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Vince Mitchell/Alyeska Pipeline Company; 1:26]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS CORDOVA, AK.]

((VO: In Prince William Sound the flashing light at Bligh Reef now serves as an historical marker of sorts: the place where the Exxon Valdez ran aground causing the nation s worst oil spill ever.
SOT NANCY BIRD/CORDOVA ART JUDGE:

"A LOT OF US SPEAK IN TERMS OF TIME PRE-SPILL AND POST-SPILL." VO: It's a measure of how the spill changed the lives here: school children too young to have seen the oil are drawing pictures to mark the anniversary.
SOT SUSAN OGLE/CORDOVA ART JUDGE:

"AS THEY GROW UP THEY HEAR THESE STORIES// AND IT SHOWS THAT THE COMMUNITIES WERE ALL GREATLY AFFECTED BY THIS." VO: It's not just wildlife that suffered in the spill. The PEOPLE of the Sound were hurt too. Dennis Kelso was Alaska s cleanup coordinator
SOT DENNIS KELSO:

"THERE'S STILL A REAL SENSE OF VIOLATION FOR HAVING AN EVENT OCCUR THAT'S REALLY CHANGED THEIR COMMUNITY LIFE." VO: The fishing industry here has come close to collapse. Scientists say many species including sea otters have not fully recovered. Exxon however says the Sound is healthy, robust and thriving . STANDUP: "THERE'S ONE LESSON FROM 1989 THAT NO ONE DISPUTES: PREVENTING AN OIL SPILL IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN TRYING TO CLEAN ONE UP. NOW THE OIL INDUSTRY SPENDS SOME 60 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR MAKING SURE TANKERS GET THRU PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND SAFELY." :13 VO: Powerful tugs escort tankers in the Sound. Oil spill skimmers are on constant standby.
SOT VINCE MITCHELL/ALYESKA PIPELINE COMPANY:

"WE HAVE/THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF OIL SPILL EQUIPMENT OF ANY LOCATION IN THE WORLD." VO: The need for caution is clear: even after a decade some oil from the Exxon Valdez remains on the rocks and beaches.

SOT DENNIS KELSO:

"SOME PLACES THAT OIL WAS 3 FEET DEEP ON THE BEACH, I THOUGHT THERE WAS A CHANCE IT WOULD CONTINUE TO BE PRESENT.//BUT IT'S GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IS IT A CLOSED BOOK AT THIS POINT, OF COURSE NOT." VO: Prince William Sound is still recovering...and many who live here are still hurting. JOHN BLACKSTONE cbs news cordova alaska.))

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In sports, a slippery track leads to an early ending at Darlington.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[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]


Roanoke County Supervisors consider a special use permit for the Woods End property on Tuesday.
But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some county residents who live near the site are saying not so fast.
Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
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Like much of the rest of the country-- gas prices shot up about eight and a half cents in the past two weeks.
The Lundberg Survey says the average gallon shot up about eight and a half cents a gallon in the past two weeks.


But prices nationwide are still about 24 cents below those just a year-and-a-half ago.
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