[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


NATO says more airstrikes are planned on Serbia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

And in Lynchburg a domesitic dispute leaves two people dead and a third injured.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A few clouds and patchy fog this morning...but high pressure will bring in drier and cooler air to the region for the next couple of days.
So, it looks like we'll have to wait a little while for SPRING-TIME temperatures.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO says all aircraft have returned safely after their first bombing runs over Serbia.
NATO says more attacks are likely and the airstrikes could go on for days in hopes that the Serbs will finally accept a peace deal for Kosovo.
Bobbi Harley has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]

[5:02:26]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=]



[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)


((NATO FORCES GEAR UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF AIRSTRIKES AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA-- IN AN EFFORT TO GET THE SERBS TO REALIZE THAT PEACE IN KOSOVO IS THE ONLY ANSWER:
(SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON)

"By acting now, we are upholding our values, protecting our interests, and advancing the cause of peace." ((track))
LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT CLINTON ADDRESSED THE NATION-- STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF U-S INVOLVMENT IN THE NATO MISSION. AND HE USED A MAP TO HELP POINT OUT THE REGION'S NOTORIOUS PAST-- ONE THAT IGNITED TWO WORLD WARS:
(SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON)

"Just imagine if leaders back then had acted wisely and early enough. How many lives could have been saved? How many Americans would not have had to die?"
((nat sot))

ON WEDNESDAY, WARPLANES--INCLUDING THE HIGHLY-ADVANCED B-2 STEALTH BOMBERS... FIRED ON YUGOSLAV ARMY BARRACKS, POWER PLANTS AND AIR DEFENSE SITES.
((SOT: William Cohen/Secretary of Defense))

"We are attacking the military infrastructure that President Milosevic and his forces are using to repress and kill innocent people. NATO forces are not attacking the people of Yugoslavia." (11) ((track))
BUT THE SERBS CLAIM CIVILIANS WERE HURT.
A TELEVISION STATION THERE RELEASED THESE PICTURES SHOWING PEOPLE BEING TREATED AT HOSPITALS.
MEANTIME, RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE CONDEMNING THE AIRSTRIKES. DURING AN EMERGENCY U-N SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING, LEADERS FROM BOTH COUNTRIES QUESTIONED THE LEGITIMACY OF THE ATTACKS.))

[School-shoot]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The second of three teenagers accused of plotting a shooting spree at a Wisconsin high school will spend a year at a treatment facility for mental problems.
The boys, all 16, were arrested in November after police were tipped that they planned to kill some teachers and staff at their school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]

[4:14:23]
Meanwhile, in Jonesboro, Arkansas words, prayers and songs were offered in tribute of the four students and one teacher gunned down a year ago yesterday at Westside middle school by two boys.
Wreaths for each victim were set up in front of the courthouse.
(////////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((WE HAVE STRUGGLED EVERY DAY TO GO ON AND MAKE SOME KIND OF NORMAL LIFE. NATALIE, MY ANGEL, WE MISS YOU. BUT WE KNOW GOD, HAVING HIS PLAN, AND YOU'RE NOW IN ANGEL'S ARMS."))
[SUPER=01-Renee Brooks/Mother of Victim;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IN ANGEL'S ARMS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The two boys responsible for the shootings were found delinquent in a juevnile court hearing and are being held in a state facility.
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[Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


The first person ever given a death sentence in Bedford County faces execution tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/1987;]


David Lee Fisher is scheduled to die for hiring someone to kill a teen-age acquaintance.
Lawyers for the 57-year-old Fisher have a final Supreme Court appeal pending and have asked Governor Gilmore for clemency.
If those pleas are rejected, Fisher will become the fourth man put to death in Virginia this year.
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[E-L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-12 TC21:24]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A domestic argument turned deadly Tuesday night in Lynchburg, leaving two people dead and another wounded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police say 27-year old Harry Eugene Mitchell shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Lisa A Prior and wounded her sister.

Mitchell then apparently turned the gun on himself.
The shooting occurred at the home of the victims' mother on Bell Street.
Police say it was a domestic dispute that got out of hand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:39:42]
[IN Q=You try to]

((EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: YOU TRY TO LOOK FOR THE CAUSES OF IT AND TRY TO LEARN FROM IT AND HOPEFULLY MAYBE IF SIMILAR SITUATIONS OCCUR IN THE FUTURE, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP PREVENT IT BE EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON SAFETY MEASURES WHEN THEY'RE INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC SITUATION THAT COULD TURN VIOLENT.))
[SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police Department; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=could turn violent.]
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[VO-NAT]


The injured woman.. 44-year old Debra Dawson is in satisfactory condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Hokies waste no time naming a new head coach.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey, good morning]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



[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-Nancy Perry/Executive Director; :20]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :30]
[RUNS=2:39]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[Valdez-Anniversary]


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


It's day two of a four day conference in Anchorage to mark the tenth anniversary of the massive oil spill along the picturesque Alaskan coast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince William Sound, AK;]

[4:16;39]
A decade a go yesterday the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, spilling eleven million gallons of crude oil.
Exxon paid out hundreds of millions of dollars for the cleanup but it's still fighting the 5 billion dollar judgement against it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((FRANK SPROW, VICE PRESIDENT, EXXON; "WE BELIEVE THAT PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND HAS ESSENTIALLY RECOVERED FROM THE SPILL. IT'S A HEALTHY, VITAL, BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITY."))
[SUPER=01-Frank Sprow/Exxon Vice-President;]
[RUNS=;12]
[OUT Q=BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


But of the 28 wildlife species that have been monitored since the spill only the river otter and Bald eagle are considered fully recovered.
The Salmon and Herring populations have sharply declined.
The captain of the Valdez, Joseph Hazlewood was convicted of negligence and sentenced to one-thousand hours of picking up garbage along Alaskan highways.
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[E-Radford-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-81 TC1:48:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been in the works for 15 years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Yesterday the work paid off as Southwestern Virginia got a new hospital... officially.
The New River Valley Medical Center was formally dedicated in Montgomery County.
The new facility has fewer beds than Carilion Radford Community - the hospital it's replacing.
But officials say the new technologies offered at the Medical Center will give area patients a leg up, compared with health care in many other communities.
And officials are also banking on the hospital's design to help the sick feel better.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[12:20:40-12:20:47]
[IN Q=It's as non-hospital]

((ARCHIE CROMER/RETIRED CARILION BOARD CHAIRMAN: IT'S AS NON-HOSPITAL AS YOU CAN GET... MORE LIKE SOME PLACE YOU RELAX.))
[SUPER=01-Archie Cromer/Retired Carilion Board Chairman]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=place you relax.]
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[VO-NAT]


Patients were moved into the new facility over the weekend.
The Medical Center is expected to serve 60-thousand patients a year - it employs 750 people, and more than 100 physicians.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, genetics could be a link between salt and high blood pressure.
Maggie Cooper has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS THAT PASSIVE SMOKING MAY BE PLAYING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN HEART DISEASE--
BUT NOT EVERYONE IS AGREEING WITH THE FINDINGS.
VT=VO

((vo))
A REVIEW OF SEVERAL STUDIES PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND THAT CIGARETTE SMOKE INCREASED A NON-SMOKER'S RISK FOR HEART DISEASE BY 25-PERCENT.
BUT A SEPARATE EDITORIAL CRITICIZED THE WAY THE RESEARCH WAS DONE--SAYING THE DATA MAY NOT BE RELIABLE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT MANY AFRICAN-AMERICANS CARRY A CERTAIN GENE WHICH MAKES THEM SENSITIVE TO SALT...
SO SENSITIVE--IN FACT--THAT EVEN FOODS WITH AS LITTLE AS A TEASPOON OF SALT CAN RAISE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE.
ALTHOUGH THIS GENE IS FOUND IN ALL RACES, BLACKS WERE CHOSEN FOR THE STUDY BECAUSE THEY'RE AT A GREATER RISK FOR DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
TODAY, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNVEILS A NEW FOOD PYRAMID FOR KIDS.
THE U-S-D-A'S UPDATED GUIDELINES REFLECT THOSE INTRODUCED FOR ADULTS A FEW YEARS BACK... BY EMPHASIZING GRAINS, AS WELL AS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
BUT SOME CONSUMER GROUPS SAY THE PYRAMID FAILS TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF LOW-FAT MILK AND CHEESE.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


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



(I'll call for board)
[essc#87??]



[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]


NATO plans more airstrikes on Serbia today.
Last night, flames lit up the sky over Serbia from air and sea-launched missiles targeted serb defense sites.
President Clinton talked directly to the american people about Kosovo.
HE said it was important that the U-S act now.. to advance the cause of peace.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Serb forces are claiming the bombing did minimal damage, but they say civilians have been hurt.
A Yugoslavian t-v station released these pictures of people being treated for injuries.
NATO officials say a complete assessment of the damage done so far.. will be available later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some Roanoke residents who are natives of Kosovo are watching the bombing campaign intensley.
Amrus and Merima Demaku have family in Kosovo but support the NATO strike because of the Serb fighting they say that has devistated Kosovo.
They haven't heard from their relatives in Kosovo in more than two weeks.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday March 25.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORM]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


The first night of bombing in Serbia is over, but NATO plans more airstrikes in hopes that the Serbs will finally accept a peace deal for Kosovo.
Last night flames lit up the night sky after a Barage of air and sea launched missiles targeted Serb Defense sites.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[5:02:26]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense; :50]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=cbs news Capitol Hill]

((NATO FORCES GEAR UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF AIRSTRIKES AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA-- IN AN EFFORT TO GET THE SERBS TO REALIZE THAT PEACE IN KOSOVO IS THE ONLY ANSWER:
(SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON)

"By acting now, we are upholding our values, protecting our interests, and advancing the cause of peace." ((track))
LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT CLINTON ADDRESSED THE NATION-- STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF U-S INVOLVMENT IN THE NATO MISSION. AND HE USED A MAP TO HELP POINT OUT THE REGION'S NOTORIOUS PAST-- ONE THAT IGNITED TWO WORLD WARS:
(SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON)

"Just imagine if leaders back then had acted wisely and early enough. How many lives could have been saved? How many Americans would not have had to die?"
((nat sot))


ON WEDNESDAY, WARPLANES--INCLUDING THE HIGHLY-ADVANCED B-2 STEALTH BOMBERS... FIRED ON YUGOSLAV ARMY BARRACKS, POWER PLANTS AND AIR DEFENSE SITES.
((SOT: William Cohen/Secretary of Defense))

"We are attacking the military infrastructure that President Milosevic and his forces are using to repress and kill innocent people. NATO forces are not attacking the people of Yugoslavia." (11) ((track))
BUT THE SERBS CLAIM CIVILIANS WERE HURT.
A TELEVISION STATION THERE RELEASED THESE PICTURES SHOWING PEOPLE BEING TREATED AT HOSPITALS.
MEANTIME, RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE CONDEMNING THE AIRSTRIKES.
DURING AN EMERGENCY U-N SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING, LEADERS FROM BOTH COUNTRIES QUESTIONED THE LEGITIMACY OF THE ATTACKS.))

[E-Families-react]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-4 TC1:17:24]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


For many people watching in the Roanoke Valley, the bombing in Yugoslavia is far from home.
For others, It IS home.
Eric Earnhart talked with Roanoke Residents... including some Yugoslavian refugees who have lived here for 3 years.
They hope the Americans watching truly understand what's at stake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=From the time the bombing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Lucian White; :08]
[SUPER=01-Amrus Demaku/Yugoslavian Refugee; :27]
[SUPER=01-Merima Demaku/Yugoslavian Refugee; :52]
[SUPER=@eric2; :57]
[SUPER=07-Rocky Sluss; 1:03]
[SUPER=07-Barry Chitwood; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]


((From the time the bombing started, the news was on at the Community Inn in Roaoke... patrons watching intently.
[SOT 00:52:10]
[IN Q=If they think]

((LUCIAN WHITE; IF THEY THINK THEY'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, THEN I'VE GOTTA GO ALONG WITH... IF IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO WE GOTTA LIVE WITH IT.)) [RUNS 07]
[OUT Q=live with it]


But perhaps no one in Roanke is watching closer than Amrus and Merima Demaku... They fled Croatia 3 years ago. They have family in Kosovo... but say the fighting has left little else.
[SOT 13:07:29 ]
[IN Q=]

((AMRUS DEMAKU/YUGOSLAVIAN REFUGEE; THEY CLOSE SCHOOLS, THEY CLOSE HOSPITALS, CLOSE THE TV, RADIO, EVERYTHING, WE DON'T HAVE NOTHING THERE IN KOSOVO FOR NOW. )) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=for now]


They haven't heard from their families in 15 days... they fear the NATO bombing raids could kill them, but believe it is also the only way to save them.
[SOT 13:10:21]
[IN Q=that is only]

(( MERIMA DEMAKU/YUGOSLAVIAN REFUGEE; THAT IS ONLY HOPE, THAT AMERICA DO SOMETHING, THAT WE SEE THEM ALIVE)) [RUNS 07]
[OUT Q=see them alive]


But here on the street, some Americans, roughly half according to polls, have trouble supporting the offensive.
[SOT 00:56:48]
[IN Q=they've been]

(( THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING EACH OTHER FOR 800 YEARS,SO WHY SHOULD WE GO AND STEP IN TEH MIDDLE OF IT NOW? )) [RUNS 06]
[OUT Q=of it now.]
[SOT 00:53:38]
[IN Q=gonna lose]

(( GONNA LOSE A LOT OF MONEY A LOT OF LIVES, AND A LIFE AIN'T WORTH IT.)) [RUNS 05]
[OUT Q=aint worth it]


But Amrus fears if NATO does nothing, a third world war could be the final result. Merima says, if NATO does NOT follow through... many more lives WILL be lost.
[SOT 13:09:57 ]
[IN Q=it doesn't matter]

((MERIMA DEMAKU/YUGOSLAVIAN REFUGE; IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S CHILD, IF IT'S WOMAN, IF IT'S OLD MAN, THEY'RE KILLING ALL. I JUST HOPE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT SOMBODY NEEDS TO HELP THAT PEOPLE. I JUST WANT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT)) [RUNS 16]
[OUT Q=help that people]))


[2-Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


A man who once was a federally-protected witness in an organized crime case faces execution tonight for a murder in Bedford County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/1987;]


David Lee Fisher is scheduled to die for hiring someone to kill a teen-age acquaintance.
Lawyers for the 57-year-old Fisher have a final Supreme Court appeal pending and have asked Governor Gilmore for clemency.
If those pleas are rejected, Fisher will become the fourth man put to death in Virginia this year.
(------------)


[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Jackson, Jr.]


It turns out a man arrested by Roanoke Police in a routine stop two weeks ago was not only armed and dangerous -- he's wanted in New Jersey for attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.
When they checked his fingerprints, they determined his name is Charles Andre Jackson, Junior.
Jackson told police he was carrying a phony I-D, because he realized he was a fugitive and knew as a convicted felon that he was prohibited from having a gun.

[E-Memorial-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=99-1 TC1:21:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans are in the making for a new bridge across the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Last night residents of Radford and Pulaski County got their first look at the plans.
Two spans will replace the existing Memorial Bridge... and construction could begin by the end of next year.
The Virginia Department of Transportation held a public forum on the bridge design last night in Radford to hear feedback from residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[16:41:49-16:52]
[IN Q=We've been in need]

((WE'VE BEEN IN NEED OF THIS FOR A LONG TIME SEVERAL YEARS, THIS WILL BE A TEMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT FOR THE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Winston Snead/Pulaski Co. Resident]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=well as the state.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[graphic=none]


The current bridge was closed for one month in 1994 due to a failed inspection.
It has since been stabilized, but its worsening condition is helping push the replacement forward.

[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Perry/Executive Director; :20]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :27]
[RUNS=3:26]
[OUT Q=to have to deal with it]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
[essc#87??]




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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Danville))

[E-Science-Musuem]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:56:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The main attraction in Roanoke's science museum will soon be what the museum's director calls a "pretty cool" experience.
As Scott Goldberg reports, it'a movie theater that takes viewers for a high-tech ride.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's an old-school]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Schutz/Science Museum of Western Va.; :14]
[SUPER=@Scott2; :48]
[SUPER=@Bowers; :53]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=news-7]


((It's an old-school 35-millimeter projector now.
But by this summer, the system inside planetarium at the Science Museum of Western Virginia will project a high-tech IMAX-like digital experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:38:46]
[IN Q=have you]

((KEN SCHUTZ: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN IMAX MOVIE? IF YOU HAVE SEEN ONE YOU KNOW HOW COOL THEY ARE.)) [RUNS 04]
[OUT Q=THEY ARE]


The museum's executive director knows just how cool it will be when the 400-thousand-dollar upgrade is finished, and the planetarium adds exciting thrillers to its lineup of star shows.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:41:44]
[IN Q=for example]

((KEN SCHUTZ: FOR EXAMPLE, THE FEELINGS YOU HAVE WHEN YOU'RE ON A ROLLER COASTER. AND THROUGH THE OPTICS OF THE SYSTEM, IT TAKES YOU TO THE TOP OF THE COASTER AND THEN YOU GO DOWN AND YOU FEEL YOUR STOMACH LIFT AS THOUGH YOU WERE REALLY MOVING.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=MOVING]
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[SOT23:49:45]
[IN Q=WE CONTINUE]

((MAYOR BOWERS: WE CONTINUE TO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES...)) [RUNS 02]
[OUT Q=THE SCENES]


Meanwhile, Mayor Bowers said the city still plans to open another large-format theater -- a huge IMAX -- just blocks from the science museum.
And he said, downtown's big enough for both of them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:51:49]
[IN Q=the more]

((BOWERS: THE MORE WE HAVE, THE MORE IT'S GOING TO ATTRACT. SO IF THEY COME DOWN FOR ONE EVENT, THEY'LL STAY FOR ANOTHER EVENT.)) [RUNS 05]
[OUT Q=ANOTHER EVENT]


Tickets at the science museum should cost about as much as a regular movie.
The theater's projected opening dated is July 2nd.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[S-95-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:23:57]
[GRAPHIC=Crackdown]


State police are happy enough with their crackdown on I-81 last month .. that they'll do the same on I-95 in Eastern Virginia this Sunday.
It'll run all the way from North Carolina to Maryland.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-February 21]


The crackdown will be patterned after the big and highly-publicized operation along 81 on February 21st.
That resulted in 17-hundred tickets in just eight hours.
(------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the country's best hit the court in Iowa.
Here's Mike Stevens with the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=care 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]


Virignia's fourth execution of 1999 is scheduled for tonight.
David Lee Fisher faces the death penaltyfor hiring someone to kill a teen-age acquaintance in Bedford County.
Fisher has a Supreme Court appeal pending and a clemency petition before the governor.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Science Museum of Western Virginia is moving ahead with plans for an IMAX-like theater-- even while the city is working on a similar project.
When the 400-thousand-dollar upgrade is finished, the planetarium will add exciting thrillers to its lineup of star shows.
The city is planning an even bigger IMAX theater just a few blocks away.
Mayor David Bowers says the city is big enough for both.
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Residents of Radford and Pulaski County got a firt look at plans for a new bridge across the New River.
Two spans will replace the existing Memorial Bridge... and construction could begin by the end of next year.
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