[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Dry conditions and high winds led to a brush fire that threatened Roanoke's most expensive subdivision yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the bombing campaign against the Serbs is said to be getting more intense.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us...News 7 Mornin is next.[Kosovo]


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


Air raid sirens sounded again this morning in Belgrade, as NATO launches more attacks against the Serbs.
Meanwhile, Britain's defense secretary reportedly says he expects an intensified NATO bombing campaign to help stop the attacks on ethnic Albanians.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's day two for phase two]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-George Robertson/British Defense Minister;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

(( IT'S DAY 2 FOR PHASE 2 OF NATO AIR STRIKES IN YUGOSLAVIA. THE ALLIED FORCES HAVE NOW BROADENED THEIR TARGETS... TO COMBAT WHAT THEY'RE CALLING GENOCIDE AGAINST THE ETHNIC ALBANIANS:
((SOT: GEORGE ROBERTSON/BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER))

"We are increasingly switching our attention to the military thugs who are causing such misery and suffering directly at milosevic's orders and let them get this message: because we are going to hit them hard." ((track 2))
YUGOSLAV TELEVISION REPORTED INTENSE BOMBING SUNDAY NIGHT... IN KOSOVO'S CAPITAL OF PRISITINA.
PICTURES WERE SHOWN OF A POLICE BUILDING ENGULFED IN FLAMES.
((nat sot))


AMONG THE PLANES STILL INVOLVED IN THE MISSION ARE THE STEALTH F-117 BOMBERS-- EVEN THOUGH ONE OF THEM WENT DOWN ON SATURDAY.
THE PILOT WAS RESCUED, BUT U-S OFFICIALS HAVE NOT SAID WHY IT CRASHED.
PRESIDENT CLINTON SAYS THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS WORTH THE RISKS:
((SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON)) 14 SEC.

"From the outset I've said to the American people that this military operation entails real risks.. but the continued brutality and repression of Serb forces further underscores the need of NATO to persevere." ((track))
THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS ARE NOW FLEEING THE HORRORS OF THEIR HOMELAND-- SEEKING REFUGE IN NEIGHBORING ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, AND THE YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO.
SOME CRAMMED INTO VANS, OTHERS PILED ONTO TRACTORS...
BUT MOST COMPLETED THE LONG JOURNEY ON FOOT...
THEIR TEARS TELLING THE WHOLE STORY.
((NAT SOT))


THIS MAN DESCRIBES HOW HIS MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, FOUR KIDS, AND A SISTER-IN-LAW WERE ALL DECAPITATED BY A SERB ARTILLERY SHELL.))
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-14; 11:05]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Residents of Roanoke's most expensive subdivision are breathing easier this morning, after a close call with a brush fire.
Dry conditions and a stiff breeze teamed up to put the fear of an inferno into homeowners at Hunting Hills.
Keith Humphry was right in the middle of it yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It started out]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 01]
[SUPER=01-Gary Gross/Homeowner; :16 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Gross/Homeowner; :40]
[SUPER=01-Dave Brammer/Homeowner; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Maxfield/Resident-Firefighter;]
[SUPER=@Keith2;]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

(( It started out as a brush fire- -cause for concern but not panic.
Then the wind picked up and several homes were in jeopardy.
The Gross family was just getting home from church- -when they saw the smoke and remembered they'd left a turkey in the oven for Sunday dinner...
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[SOT 12:56:10]
[IN Q=WE saw that]

((WE SAW THAT THERE WAS A FIRE BACK IN THE WOODS.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=IN THE WOODS.]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE WIND WAS BLOWING]

((THE WIND WAS BLOWING REAL STRONG, AND BY THE TIME THE FIRE DEPARTMENT GOT HERE, IT WAS SORT OF ALL AROUND THE HOUSES.
BUT IT JUMPED UP ON THE ROOF OF THIS HOUSE, AND EVEN WITH ALL THE FIREMEN HERE, IT STILL JUMPED UP ON THE ROOF OF OUR HOUSE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=of our house.]


Cedar shake shingles quickly ignited.
Brian Gross got the pets out safely, including Fluff, the cat.
A children's playhouse behind the home was destroyed. [12:58:25] ((THAT'S GONE. THAT'S TOTALLY GONE AND THE WOOD PILE IS STILL ON FIRE. BUT THE HOUSE, OTHER THAN THE ROOF LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE OKAY.)) [RUNS:08]
Fire and water damage was confined to the roof and attic of the Gross residence. [12:52:15]
[nice NAT SOT wide smoke]


Neighbors described seeing a wall of fire 40 feet high blowing up the gully between the two homes. [13:28 Dave Brammer] ((TREMENDOUS FLAMES, THEY WERE POURING UP THE HILL. WE'RE LUCKY THEY SHOWED UP WHEN THE DID, BECAUSE BOTH OF OUR HOUSES HAVE SOME FIRE DAMAGE TO THEM, BUT NOT MAJOR.)) [RUNS:10]
Next door to the Brammers, Jennifer Maxfield may have been the first one to notice the fire down below.
As luck would have it, she's a volunteer firefighter. She immediately dialed 9-1-1. She's embarrassed, because, by her own account, she panicked. ((AND SO MY COMPANY GOT THE FIRE OUT OF MY BACKYARD THEN I DID MY JOB.)) [RUNS:04]
A half dozen Roanoke County fire companies responded.
Roanoke City lent one of its water tankers.
A couple of county firefighters reported minor injuries... heat exhaustion and a sprained ankle.
Three or four acres of woods and brush burned, so the State Forestry Division was on hand, too.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

[Paraguay]


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


After a week of political turmoil, Paraguay's President Raul Cubas stepped down yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Asuncion, Paraguay;]


Street fighting and political uncertainty has plagued the country since the beginning of his impeachment trial last week.
Cubas says he hopes his resignation will bring peace to the nation.
He was on trial for charges of abuse of power, and was also facing allegations of assisting in the plot to assassinate Vice President Luis Argana.
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[SOT 4:09:31]
[IN Q=Now we can]

((HUGO SAGUIER/PARAGUAYAN U.N. AMBASSADOR:NOW WE CAN REALLY SAY THAT WE'RE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT SITUTION THAT WE HAVE PASSED. DEMOCRACIES IN OUR COUNTRY ARE VERY THIN.))
[SUPER=01-Hugo Saguier/Paraguayan U. N. Ambassador;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=are very thin]
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[VO-NAT]


Senate Leader Luis Gonzalez (MAH-chee) Macchi was later sworn in as Paraguay's new president.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Duke won't be taking home the men's AND women's basketball titles.
Roy Stanley has more on the women's championship.
Good Morning Roy.
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[OUT Q=later on Mornin]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-1]
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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Thomas/Danville Area Blind Bowlers; :16 (quick)]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :24]
[SUPER=01-Willie Henderson/Danville Area Blind Bowlers; :59]
[SUPER=01-Ricky White/Danville Area Blind Bowlers; 2:02]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: blind bowlers))

[Building-Implosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The walls came tumbling down at San Francisco State University yesterday....
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[VO-NAT]


This was no earthquake, though.
The school's Verducci Hall was imploded.
Authorities did have to delay the blast,until they could remove a person hiding in the bushes on a golf course located in the restricted area.
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[WebWatch]


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


The U.S. military may dominate the battlefields, but on-line, hackers may have the upperhand.
And, are your kids homework lessons a little too advanced?
Eric Earnhart leads us to some answers in this weeks' Web Watch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=While they may be]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS :05] While they may be making an impressive showing over Kosovo, the U.S. military's key computerized communication systems are seriously vulnerable to a cyber-attack, according to the National Research Council.
The pentagon admits the weakness and says it's working on it, but the Research Council says the problem isn't receiving the same attention as traditional defense systems.

Visit Roanoke College without leaving home.
The school website now has a virtual tour that officials hope will attract prospective students from a wider area.

If your kid's homework gives YOU a headache when you try to help... no sweat... as in NoSweat-dot-com.
The homework-help site is like an on-line encyclopedia, and offers homework assistance from elementary school to college levels.

OK, enough work, here are the FUN sites. Like BAD movies? Ohthehumanity-dot-com tells you where to find the worst of the worst.
You can post your OWN bad-movie review.

And you TOO can write a hit alternative rock song... with the Alanis Morisette lyrics generator. Type in one thing you hate, Six plural nouns and the name of an ex-boy or girlfriend.
You'll be on the charts in a week.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ-7-dot com.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, high-impact aerobics could create as many problems than they solve.
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=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( SCIENTISTS MAY BE CLOSER TO FIGURING OUT HOW LONG-TERM MEMORY WORKS.
VT=VO

((vo?))
RESEARCHERS STUDYING RATS HAVE FOUND THAT A PROTEIN NEEDED TO FORM LONG-TERM MEMORIES... MUST FIRST BE EXPOSED TO SIGNALS FROM A BUNDLE OF NERVES CALLED THE FORNIX.
WHEN THESE NERVES WERE DAMAGED, THE RATS SHOWED POOR LONG-TERM MEMORY.
THE FINDINGS COULD SOMEDAY IMPROVE MEMORY IN PEOPLE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
EVEN THOUGH DOCTORS ARE ENCOURAGING THE USE OF CHEAPER GENERIC DRUGS AS A WAY TO HOLD DOWN MEDICAL COSTS-- PATIENTS SEEM TO BE STICKING WITH BRAND NAMES.
LAST YEAR, 41-PERCENT OF ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS SOLD IN THE U-S WERE GENERIC DRUGS.
THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME LEVEL IT WAS IN THE MID-1980'S.
ANALYSTS BLAME THE LACKLUSTER SALES ON AGRESSIVE LOBBYING AND ADVERTISING BY MAJOR DRUG COMPANIES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND HIGH-IMPACT AEROBICS MAY GIVE YOU THAT SLENDER FIGURE YOU ALWAYS WANTED--
BUT YOU MAY ALSO END UP WITH SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT.
OSTEO-ARTHRITIS IS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF ARTHRITIS IN THE UNITED STATES--
ONE WAY IT'S BROUGHT ON IS THROUGH EXERCISE.
THAT'S BECAUSE THE CONSTANT WEAR AND TEAR IN THE JOINTS CREATES FRICTION AND INFLAMMATION.
BUT DOCTORS SAY PEOPLE WITH OSTEO-ARTHIRITIS SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF EXERCISE...
INSTEAD--THEY SHOULD CHOOSE SPORTS LIKE SWIMMING.. WHICH PUT LESS WEIGHT ON THE JOINTS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for board)
[essc#8700]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[2-HEADLINES] [2-SHOT]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Several houses in the exclusive Hunting Hills subdivision had a close call with a brush fire yesterday.
The blaze quickly consumed three or four acres, but spared a row of houses.
Some homeowners tried to douse the flames themselves with garden hoses.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


State police turned their speeding crackdown eastward yesterday.
About 75 troopers patrolled Interstate 95 from Maryland to North Carolina and wrote hundreds of tickets.
Meanwhile, troopers were out in force in OUR part of the state, as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And in efforts to make life on the lake safer..many boaters are heading INDOORS to take the Virginia State Boating course, offered by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
More than 600 students took the course last year and instructors expect to educate more this year.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday March 29.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kosovo]


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


There are reports that violence is continuing to escalate in Kosovo, after NATO forces spent a fifth night attacking the Serbs.
The Pentagon says it will be sending more U-S warplanes into action against Yugoslavia.
Meanwhile, President Clinton is working to maintain allied support for the broadening NATO air offensive.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's Day two]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-George Robertson/British Defense Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Harley, CBS News, Washington]

(( IT'S DAY 2 FOR PHASE 2 OF NATO AIR STRIKES IN YUGOSLAVIA.
THE ALLIED FORCES HAVE NOW BROADENED THEIR TARGETS... TO COMBAT WHAT THEY'RE CALLING GENOCIDE AGAINST THE ETHNIC ALBANIANS:
((SOT: GEORGE ROBERTSON/BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER))

"We are increasingly switching our attention to the military thugs who are causing such misery and suffering directly at milosevic's orders and let them get this message: because we are going to hit them hard." ((track 2))
YUGOSLAV TELEVISION REPORTED INTENSE BOMBING SUNDAY NIGHT... IN KOSOVO'S CAPITAL OF PRISITINA.
PICTURES WERE SHOWN OF A POLICE BUILDING ENGULFED IN FLAMES.
((nat sot))


AMONG THE PLANES STILL INVOLVED IN THE MISSION ARE THE STEALTH F-117 BOMBERS-- EVEN THOUGH ONE OF THEM WENT DOWN ON SATURDAY.
THE PILOT WAS RESCUED, BUT U-S OFFICIALS HAVE NOT SAID WHY IT CRASHED.
PRESIDENT CLINTON SAYS THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS WORTH THE RISKS:
((SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON)) 14 SEC.

"From the outset I've said to the American people that this military operation entails real risks.. but the continued brutality and repression of Serb forces further underscores the need of NATO to persevere." ((track))
THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS ARE NOW FLEEING THE HORRORS OF THEIR HOMELAND-- SEEKING REFUGE IN NEIGHBORING ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, AND THE YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO.
SOME CRAMMED INTO VANS, OTHERS PILED ONTO TRACTORS...
BUT MOST COMPLETED THE LONG JOURNEY ON FOOT...
THEIR TEARS TELLING THE WHOLE STORY.
((NAT SOT))


THIS MAN DESCRIBES HOW HIS MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, FOUR KIDS, AND A SISTER-IN-LAW WERE ALL DECAPITATED BY A SERB ARTILLERY SHELL. ((STANDUP))))

[E-Roanoke-fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-81; 1:54:49]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Several houses in the exclusive Hunting Hills subdivision narrowly escaped destruction.
A brush fire quickly consumed three or four acres yesterday, but spared a row of houses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Homeowners tried to douse the flames themselves with garden hoses, as the brush fire headed for occupied dwellings.
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[SOT 12:28:38 ]
[IN Q=We had time]

((DAVE BRAMMER/HOMEOWNER:WE HAD TIME TO WORK OURSELVES. BUT WITH THE WINDS AND EVERYTHING, IT JUST BROUGHT IT THROUGH THE HOUSES VERY QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Brammer/Homeowner]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=very quickly.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brammer and others said they were hampered in their efforts by a lack of water pressure on the county water system.
County Fire Chief Rick Burch said that's to be expected.
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[SOT 13:52]
[IN Q=When we hook]

((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: WHEN WE HOOK OUR BIGGER HOSES TO THE FIRE HYDRANTS, WE WOULD DRAIN THE PRESSURE AWAY FROM THEM. WE WOULD TAKE THAT PRESSURE FOR OUR UNITS.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=for our units.]
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[VO-NAT ]


Volunteers from Cave Spring, Clearbrook, Vinton, Mt Pleasant, Fort Lewis and Read Mountain fire companies were all called- -in addition to Roanoke City and the State Division of Forestry.
In the end only two homes were damaged, though several were threatened.
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[S-I81-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-78; 2:02:15]
[GRAPHIC=Crackdown]


State police turned their speeding crackdown eastward yesterday.
About 75 troopers patrolled Interstate 95 from Maryland to North Carolina and wrote hundreds of tickets.
Meanwhile, troopers were active in our part of the state as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 11]


Accident PREVENTION is what it's all about- -now an average of once a week along the Interstate.
State police put in overtime again THIS Sunday, part of Governor Gilmore's call for stepped up enforcement of traffic laws on I-81.
Troopers saturated the roadway from Winchester to Bristol... nabbing speeders and other violators without warning.
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[S-Social-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-6; 51:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Seeing a child with a degenerative disease is an image that evokes sadness and maybe even fear in many people.
But, a Roanoke organization is dealing with that reality by putting its best PAW forward.
Keith Humphry explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Many a ten-year old]
[SUPER=07-Evan Sutherland; :20]
[SUPER=01-Terry Sutherland/Evan's Mother; 1:22]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=Keith Humprhy, News 7.]

(( Many a ten- year old longs to have a dog to play with, a companion who'll come when he's called, maybe even fetch some things for him.
It's a dream come true for Evan Sutherland, a fifth grader who's meeting the challenge of Muscular Dystrophy. [NAT w/ dog]
"Stormy," has BEEN in training for about a year. [9:05:15] ((I THINK SHE HAS TO TRAIN SOME MORE FIRST, SO SHE DOESN'T, LIKE, GO OFF WITHOUT ME AND STUFF LIKE THAT. Do you have trouble, keeping up with her, or does she have trouble keeping up with you? BOTH, I THINK. Really? UH HUH.)) [RUNS11]
This is their first weekend together.
A trainer at the St. Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation has been teaching Stormy to respond to basic commands. [9:13:10] ((STORMY, COME. GOOD GIRL.)) [RUNS04]
The purebred Labrador Retriever is still a pup. She won't turn two 'til April. She still has a lot to learn. [9:15:34] ((STORMY, SIT. SIT. STORMY SPEAK.UGH.)) [RUNS06]
They want "Stormy" to be able to call for help, in case an occasion arises where Evan can't speak for himself.
[NAT SOT: barks @ 19:15:55]


We first met Evan and the rest of the Sutherland family a little over a year ago. He was getting ready to go to the Super Bowl, courtesy of the "Make-a-Wish Foundation."
Back then Evan told us a dog like "Stormy" was the one thing he wanted more than a ticket to the Super Bowl. [9:19:35] ((SHE HAS BEEN OUR WISH COME TRUE FOR US. SHE IS NOT JUST A PET. BUT SHE HAS BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY.)) [RUNS09] [work in a shot @9:24 -"social Dog" sign]
Stormy is NOT a full-fledged "service dog," she's what they call a social dog, not certified to go into restaurants and other public places. [9:19:52] ((SHE'S JUST A COMPANION FOR EVAN, AND THAT'S BEEN A BLESSING TO US. SHE GOES WHERE HE GOES. AND EVEN THOUGH HER NAME IS STORMY, WE THINK SHE SHOULD BE NAMED "VELCRO," BECAUSE SHE STICKS RIGHT WITH HIM. AND SHE IS A GOOD FRIEND TO HIM AND HOPEFULLY, SHE'LL SOON BE HIS BEST FRIEND.)) [RUNS16]
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

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[On Desk] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Frazier/Country Club Lanes II; :13]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :21]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Thomas/Danville Area Blind Bowlers; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Wilson/Danville Area Blind Bowlers; 1:42 (quick)]
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[Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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((Archive: blind bowlers))

[S-Boat-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=99-25 tc 08:16]
[GRAPHIC=Boating Safety]


Beautiful weather attracts the boaters to Smith Mountain Lake--especially some who don't know the rules of the waterway.
But, as Denise Allen explains, help isn't far away.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=boating is preceived]
[SUPER=01-Tom Maynard/Smith Mountain Lake Chamber; :13]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; 19]
[SUPER=01-Paul Howell/Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries; :46]
[SUPER=@Denise2; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Denise Allen, News 7.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Boating]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


To learn the rules of the road many boaters are taking the Virginia State Boating course offered by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Instructors also cover new laws for instance to operate a personal water craft you have to be 14 or older, but this year 14 and 15 year old operators have to have passed a boater education course.
More than 600 students took the course last year and instructors expect to educate more this year.
[SOT 4:28:09]
[IN Q=the numbers]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=more crowded]
[SOT 04:32:26]
[IN Q=the accident rate]
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[OUT Q=to do with that]


Boaters who pass the course get a reduction in their insurance rates.
Denise Allen News 7.))

[S-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=99-24 tc 50:21]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The Virginia Boating Basics Safety Course is being staffed by volunteers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries named Instructor Betty Lamons the region two Boating Safety Instructor of the Year.
Last year she volunteered more than 100 hours and helped teach more than 400 students.
The department also awarded Mac Grisso the first ever Colonel William Antozzi award for his long time service as a volunteer instructor.
He taught more than 150 boating safety classes.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Terry and Bobby Labonte finish strong in the Primestar 500.
Roy Stanley has the details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=Have a great day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(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]


Flames scorched several acres in Roanoke's Hunting Hills subdivision.
Homeowners used garden hoses to hold back the blaze until firefighters from Roanoke City and County and the state could arrive.
In the end only two homes were damaged, though several were threatened.
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State troopers continued their speeding crackdown this weekend.
They saturated Interstate 81 from Winchester to Bristol.
They also wrote hundred of tickets on Interstate 95 in the eastern part of the state.
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A Roanoke fifth grader fighting muscular distrophy is getting some help from a four-legged companion.
Stormy is learning to help Evan Sutherland, even call for help in case Evan can't speak for himself.
Stormy is NOT a full-fledged "service dog," she's what they call a social dog, not certified to go into restaurants and other public places.
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