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Virginia held its fourth execution of the year last night..
David Lee Fisher was put to death for the 19-83 murder for hire scheme in Bedford County..
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And President Clinton makes a videotaped appeal to the Yugoslavian people to end the fighting over Kosovo.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Fighting continues between Serbs and ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, even after a second night of NATO airstrikes.
Meanwhile, in a videotaped address President Clinton said that Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic has "imperiled" the future of his people.
Bobbi Harley joins us now from Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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(( MORE BOMBS RAIN DOWN ON YUGOSLAVIA... ((more nat sound))
SIRENS BLARED... AS A SECOND WAVE OF CRUISE MISSILES TARGETED SERB MILITARY SITES.. IN THE KOSOVO CAPITAL OF PRISTINA, AND OTHER PARTS OF THE REGION.
U-S OFFICIALS SAY SEA AND AIR-LAUNCHED MISSILES HIT SERB MILITARY SITES-- AS WELL AS POLICE COMMAND CENTERS AND SUPPORT FACILITIES.
IN A VIDEOTAPED MESSAGE BEAMED DIRECTLY TO THE SERBIAN PEOPLE...
PRESIDENT CLINTON MAINTAINED THE ATTACKS WERE NOT AIMED AT THEM, BUT RATHER, AT PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC AND HIS REPRESSIVE REGIME:
((CLINTON SOT))

"The NATO nations have tried... to continue."
BUT SO FAR, THE SERBS ARE SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN.
SERBIAN FORCES CONTINUED THEIR AGGRESSION AGAINST ETHNIC ALBANIANS BY BURNING VILLAGES.
THE GOVERNMENT ALSO ORDERED FOREIGN JOURNALISTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.
((nat sot))


MEANTIME, OUTRAGE OVER THE BOMBINGS HAS SPREAD TO NEIGHBORING MACEDONIA, WHERE PROTESTERS TORCHED CARS AND STONED THE U-S EMBASSY.))
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[Execution]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher Executed]


In 1983, he hired someone to kill an 18-year-old friend in Bedford County.
Last night, David Lee Fisher was exeucted.
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[VO-NAT]


His final words were filled with anger
[SUPER=03-Bedford/November 1987;]

towards his co-defendant-- the actual triggerman in the murder.
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[SOT 1:19:36]
[IN Q=Bobby Brice Mulligan]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Virginia Dept. of Corrections; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=an innocent man.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fisher's lawyers told the supreme court he had ineffectual legal counsel and told the governor a juror was influenced by her husband.
Fisher lost his appeals and was pronounced dead just after nine.
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[E-Downtown-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-9 43:19]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Fire caused a spectacle and traffic hassles in downtown Roanoke last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A blaze broke out at C and P Outfitters on Jefferson Street around 7-30.
Authorities had to shut off part of the road to battle the stubborn fire that was contained inside the building.
No one was injured.
Investigators are still looking for clues as to what may have sparked the blaze.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a buzzer-beater beats Clemson to the national title.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[Missing-Tourists]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An autopsy will be performed on a female body found near Yosemite National Park.
Authorities believe it could be one of three tourists -- a woman and two teen-aged girls -- who disappeared six weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sonora, CA;]


The body was discovered near Lake Don Pedro...about two hours southwest of where two other bodies were found last week in a burned out rental car.
One was identified as Carole Sund.
D-N-A tests will determine the identity of the second victim found in the car.
Meanwhile, nearby residents are worried.
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[SOT 4:16:18]
[IN Q=I tell my]

((I TELL MY WIFE-- DON'T EVEN GO FOR A WALK. LOCK THE DOOR. YOU KNOW, I DON'T LIKE THAT AT ALL.))
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators wouldn't answer the media's questions about the body-- only referring to it as a homicide victim.
They're planning to hold a news conference later today.
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[E-Serb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:52:39]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


A Southside woman says it's about time we heard the Serb side of the story.
This Yugoslavian native calls the U-S bombing a mistake.
Tina Tenret brings us her story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nadica Quint says]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nadica Quint/Yugoslavian Native; :10]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Nadica Quint says what Americans don't realize is that Serbs are protecting THEIR land Kosovo from the Albanians.
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[SOT 13:18:15]
[IN Q=SAME THING]

((SAME THING IF SOMEONE CAME HERE AND TRIED TO TAKE MY HOUSE AWAY JUST BECAUSE THEY OWNED IT BEFORE ME? WOULD I LEAVE MY HOUSE JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT IT BACK?)) [RUNS :12]
[OUT Q=WANT IT BACK]


She points to the Serbian scarf her grandmother wore and says you can see this on many of the dead bodies.
And she says the Serbs are ready to fight.
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[SOT 13:07:39]
[IN Q=THERE'S ONLY SO LONG]

((THERE'S ONLY SO LONG ONE CAN GO ON BEING ACCUSED OF BEING A MONSTER FOR SO MANY YEARS. THEY'RE JUST GOING TO SAY HEY, WE LOST EVERYTHING ANYWAY. THEY'RE NVER GOING TO RECOVER FROM THIS. SO WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO LOSE?)) [RUNS :13]
[OUT Q=HAVE TO LOSE]


Quint does not want to see U-S soldiers hurt but says they would be no match for the Serbs in the woods and mountains around Kosovo.
Tina Tenret News7.))

[5-Heart-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=599-4 27:58]
[GRAPHIC=Heart Attack]


Two new studies suggest that dreaded heart attacks are becoming smaller and less lethal among Americans-
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[VO-NAT]


That seems to be the case in this region as well.
Why are we seeing this trend?
[Super=03-Salem;]


One Lewis Gale Cardiologist says more people know the symptoms of heart attacks and go for help.
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[SOT 21:53:05]
[IN Q=]

((DR. JACOB NEATHAWK: THAT INDIGESTION MIGHT BE MORE THAN INDIGESTION FOR EXAMPLE OR THAT FUNNY FEELING IN THE JAW OR ODD FEELING IN BOTH ELBOWS THAT YOU NEVER HAD BEFORE THOSE KINDS OF THINGS PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE EVALUATED NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jacob Neathawk/Cardiologist]
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[OUT Q=have evaluated now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dr. Neathawk says that healthier lifestyles have also helped reduce heart attack fatality rate.
Experts also think better medicines and treatment have helped.
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[SOT 21:54: 03]
[IN Q=]

((DR. NEATHAWK: PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE METHODS TO CONTROL IT. PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTAND THAT HIGH CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS ARE SO IMPORTANT. THEY'RE LEARNING WE HAVE A BUNCH OF WONDERFUL DRUGS TO CONTROL HIGH CHOLESTEROL ALL THESE THINGS ARE DEFINITELY BENEFICIAL, DEFINITELY GETTING THE MESSAGE.))
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[OUT Q=getting the message.]
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Doctors say if you have unusual pain anywhere above the waist- with a clammy sweaty feelings or shortness of breath, make sure to get it checked out.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, an ancient medicine may help fight a modern problem.
Maggie Cooper has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THE FUTURE OF A POPULAR DIABETES DRUG IS DEBATED, AMID GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT ITS SAFETY.
VT=VO

((vo))
A GOVERNMENT ADVISORY PANEL WILL MEET TODAY.. TO DISCUSS WHETHER USE OF THE DRUG, REZULIN, SHOULD BE EXPANDED OR CURTAILED.
THE MEDICATION HAS BEEN LINKED TO SERIOUS LIVER PROBLEMS, AND 28 DEATHS.
BOTH THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION--AND THE COMPANY THAT MAKES REZULIN--WILL RELEASE THEIR OWN FINDINGS AT TODAY'S MEETING.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A SUPPLEMENT BASED ON ANCIENT MEDICINE PASSES A MODERN-DAY TEST.
A NEW STUDY FOUND THAT THE A PRODUCT CALLED CHOLESTIN LOWERED CHOLESTEROL IN PEOPLE WITH MILDLY ELEVATED LEVELS.
CHOLESTIN IS A RED YEAST THAT IS FERMENTED ON RICE--
AND IT'S BASED ON A CENTURIES-OLD CHINESE RECIPE.
CHOLESTIN IS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION, BUT THE F-D-A WANTS IT DECLARED A DRUG.//
VT=VO

((vo))
MEANWHILE, THE F-D-A IS LOOKING FOR YOUR INPUT ON HOW DIETARY SUPPLEMENT LABELS CAN BE IMPROVED.
THE AGENCY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC FORUM IN WASHINGTON THIS MAY.. TO HEAR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO BETTER REGULATE HEALTH CLAIMS MADE BY THESE COMPANIES.
THE SESSION WILL BE ATTENDED BY INDUSTRY GROUPS, CONSUMER ADVOCATES, AND HEALTH EXPERTS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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((Archive: home show)) [2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Two nights of air strikes haven't been enough to end the fighting over Kosovo.
President Clinton made a videotaped appeal to the people of Yugoslavia....saying president Slobodan Milosevic has "imperiled" their future.
Allied leaders say the air campaign will go on until Milosevic signs an international peace agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In 1983, David Lee Fisher hired someone to kill an 18-year-old friend in Bedford County.
They made it look like a hunting accident.
But last night, Fisher was executed for his crime at the Greensville Correctional Center...becoming Virginia's fourth inmate to be put to death this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And residents complained to the Rockbridge county board of supervisors last night about too much noise coming from the Natural Bridge Speedway.
They were hoping to get more restrictions ...but the board only agreed to require specialized mufflers and EARLIER ends to the races.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday March 26.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO denies Serb claims that three allied planes have been shot down in the fighting over Kosovo.
Officials say all allied jets are back safely after two days of attacks.
In what's being called an "extradordinary" videotaped appeal to the people of Yugoslavia, President Clinton called on "all people of good will" to seek an end to the conflict over Kosovo.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=More bombs rain down]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Harley, CBS News, Capitol Hill ]

((MORE BOMBS RAIN DOWN ON YUGOSLAVIA... ((more nat sound))
SIRENS BLARED... AS A SECOND WAVE OF CRUISE MISSILES TARGETED SERB MILITARY SITES.. IN THE KOSOVO CAPITAL OF PRISTINA, AND OTHER PARTS OF THE REGION.
U-S OFFICIALS SAY SEA AND AIR-LAUNCHED MISSILES HIT SERB MILITARY SITES--
AS WELL AS POLICE COMMAND CENTERS AND SUPPORT FACILITIES.
IN A VIDEOTAPED MESSAGE BEAMED DIRECTLY TO THE SERBIAN PEOPLE...
PRESIDENT CLINTON MAINTAINED THE ATTACKS WERE NOT AIMED AT THEM, BUT RATHER, AT PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC AND HIS REPRESSIVE REGIME:
((CLINTON SOT))

"The NATO nations have tried... to continue."
BUT SO FAR, THE SERBS ARE SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN.
SERBIAN FORCES CONTINUED THEIR AGGRESSION AGAINST ETHNIC ALBANIANS BY BURNING VILLAGES.
THE GOVERNMENT ALSO ORDERED FOREIGN JOURNALISTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.
((STANDUP)) "RUSSIA IS ALSO DOING ALL IT CAN TO STOP THE ATTACKS. TODAY, RUSSIAN LEADERS WILL FORCE THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL..TO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION DEMANDING THAT THE NATO AIRTRIKES BE STOPPED. BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN HAVE VOWED TO VETO THE MEASURE."))

[Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-4 1:19:23]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher Execution]


In 1983, he hired someone to kill an 18-year-old friend in Bedford County.
They made it look like a hunting accident.
Then, David Lee Fisher allegedly reached into the wound to stop the victim's beating heart.
Last night, Fisher was executed.
Ellen Qualls was at Greensville Correctional Center, where the execution took place.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=57-year-old]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Virginia Dept. of Corrections; 12]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Lynch/Media Witness; 36]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/November 1987; 42]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Gustafson/Fisher's Attorney; 51]
[SUPER=01-Estelle Inge/Victim's Aunt; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Wilkey/Victim's Cousin; 1;55 ]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/Last Night; 2;00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Stanton/Death Penalty Protester; 2:12]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 2:03]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Jarratt]


[5-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=599-5 18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett]


They're at the half-way point in jury selection at the trial of Livingston "Bud" Pritchett.
Opening arguments won't start until this afternoon at the earliest.
Pritchett stands accused of murder at the Ironto rest stop.
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[SOT 9:21:01]
[IN Q=WHAT SAY YOU]

((JUDGE: WHAT SAY YOU? GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? BUD PRTICHETT: NOT GUILTY.))
[SUPER=01-Livingston Pritchett/Murder Defendant]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=NOT GUILTY]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Pritchett is charged with murdering 57-year-old Estel Singelton Senior last year.
The trial was delayed twice -- once because of a dispute over evidence...
And once when Pritchett tried to dump his court-appointed lawyers.
He ultimately stuck with those lawyers.
Yesterday, they and the prosecution began interviewing the jury pool.
It was a slow-moving process, with each potential juror answering a series of questions about the death penalty.
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[S-Onyemen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-6 50:13]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A mother on trial for the attempted murder of her eight-year old son has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/November 17;]


32- year- old Pamela Onyemen (AHN-ye-men?) was charged last November, after her son was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands.
He was seriously injured, but survived.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Onyemen apparently suffers from schizophrenia, and a doctor testified that she didn't know the difference between right and wrong.
She will receive treatment at Central State Hospital in Petersburg.

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[COMM #6]

((Archive: home show))

[Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC36:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roger Willetts bought the Natural Bridge Speedway in 1992 and since then he says he's spent one and a half million dollars in making improvements to it.
Reviving the business has brought more money to the county but it's also sparked protests from several local residents.
Stacey Martin spoke to some of those residents and has this report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Beginning this Saturday]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Kosup/Speedway Opponent; :22]
[SUPER=01-Roger Willetts/Owner; :54]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hedrick/Speedway Opponent; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=MArtin, News7.]

((Beginning this Saturday the spectators, the drag racing and yes-- the noise..
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[SOT 12.57.55 - 12.28.02 - TAPE #1]
[IN Q=(cars going down race track)]
((nat sot))

[RUNS07]
[OUT Q=(cars off in distance)]


will return to the Natural Bridge Speedway.
But, if some nearby residents have their way these sights and SOUNDS will fade into a memory.
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[SOT 19.09.11 - 19.09.22]
[IN Q=It has really]

((CAROL KOSUP: IT HAS REALLY BEEN EAR-SPLITTING ON SOME EVENINGS. IT HAS BEEN LOUD ENOUGH SO IF I TRY AND TALK ON THE TELEPHONE OVER HERE, I HAVE TROUBLE HEARING.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=have trouble hearing.]


The Natural Bridge Concerned Citizens complained to the county's Board of Supervisors hoping to get more restrictions against the races and reduce the noise.
But, supervisors only agreed to prevent races from lasting late into the evening and required race cars to have specialized mufflers.
The owner says he's willing to cooperate, but doesn't believe the restrictions will ultimately lead to a compromize.

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[SOT 16.19.51 - 16.19.59 tape #2]
[IN Q=This group is really]

((ROGER WILLETTS/OWNER: THIS GROUP IS REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN COMPROMIZE. THEY'RE REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE SPEEDWAY. THEY WANT THE TRACK CLOSED.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=they want the track closed.]


Now both sides agree the matter should be settled in court.
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[SOT 19.00.22 - 19.00.39 tape #2]
[IN Q=They are taking]

((JOE HEDRICK: THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT TO ENJOY OUR PROPERTY AND WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THIS IS THAT TYPE OF CASE. AND, IF WE CAN RAISE THE MONEY WE WILL TAKE THIS TO COURT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=take this to court.]))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Willetts now has]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:WILLETTS NOW HAS A FIVE YEAR PERMIT TO OPERATE THE TRACK GIVEN THE RESTRICTIONS. AND, GROUP MEMBERS SAY THEY PLAN TO MONITOR THE FACILITY AND REPORT ANY VIOLATIONS.))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]



[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In other sports news, the courts' best gather in Salem.
Here's Mike Stevens with details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=weekend everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
(weather toss)

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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


David Lee Fisher became the fourth Virginia inmate to be executed in 1999.
Fisher was convicted of hiring someone to kill a Bedford County teen-ager for the insurance money.
Governor Gilmore denied a clemency petition and the Supreme Court rejected a stay a few hours before last night's execution.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's a second day of jury selection in the captital murder trial of Livingston "Bud" Pritchett.
Six jurors were selected yesterday.
Six more must be selected today before opening arguments can begin.
Pritchett is accused of robbing and murdering a man at the Ironto rest stop in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A fire in downtown Roanoke last night snarled traffic and damaged a store.
Flames broke out at C and P Outfitters on Jefferson Street around 7-30.
The fire was contained inside the building and authorities are still investigating the cause.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Not one, but TWO fortunes were born on a small tobacco farm in Patrick County, more than a century ago.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]


The Reynolds Homestead is the birthplace of its most famous native son, R-J, founder of the R-J Reynolds Tobacco Company.
After years of decay, R-J's daughter had the home restored in the late 19-60s...
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[SOT 13:05:31]
[IN Q=Brought it back]

((DAVID BRITT/REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD EXEC. DIR.: BROUGHT IT BACK TO A BEAUTIFUL STATE. THE DOWNSTAIRS IS A HISTORIC MUSEUM. WE'VE SET IT UP FOR THE 1850S, AND IT'S LIKE THE REYNOLDS JUST WALKED AWAY 10 MINUTES AGO AND THEY'LL COME RIGHT BACK.))
[SUPER=01-David Britt/Reynolds Homestead Exec. Dir.;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=come right back]
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[VO-NAT]


But the Reynolds fortune isn't used only to provide a tourist attraction...
The 717- acre property is the site for educational programs...even research on the positive medical side of tobacco.
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[Take Full Screen TIME OFF Graphic]
Learn more about the Reynolds dynasty in this week's "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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