[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


After seeing this Serbian video...a U-S military spokesman has confirmed they are the U-S soldiers who disappeared along the Yugoslavian border.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Montgomery county jury says it's deadlocked in the capital murder case of Bud Pritchett .
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kosovo]


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


A U-S Army spokesman in Germany has confirmed that three American soldiers have been captured by Yugoslav forces.
The men were shown earlier today on Serb television, appearing to have bruises.
The spokesmen says the men's names are being withheld, until their family members can be notified.
Bobbi Harley joins us now with the latest.
[Live=Harley full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
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(Rollcue: )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These pictures may]
[SUPER=01-James Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[RUNS=]
[Live=Harley Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
[OUT Q=Now back to you]



((track))
THESE PICTURES NOW RAISE THE STAKES EVEN HIGHER FOR NATO TROOPS IN YUGOSLAVIA.
SERB TELEVISION IS SHOWING VIDEO OF THE THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO WERE CAPTURED WHILE ON A ROUTINE PATROL NEAR THE YUGOSLAV BORDER.
THE MEN--LO0KING BLOODIED AND BRUISED--APPEARED TO BE SPEAKING TO SOMEONE OFF-CAMERA... WITH THEIR NAMES IN SUBTITLES.

((SOT: James Shea/NATO Spokesman))

"This morning... positive identification procedure."

THE SOLDIERS WERE LAST HEARD FROM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN MACEDONIA.. ABOUT THREE MILES SOUTH OF THE YUGOSLAV BORDER.
THAT'S WHERE THEY RADIOED IN A REPORT OF BEING SURROUNDED--AND UNDER FIRE.
THE TEAM WAS PART OF A SEPARATE PEACEKEEPING MISSION--WHICH NATO OFFICIALS SAY POSED NO THREAT TO YUGOSLAVIA.

((NAT SOT))



MEANTIME, NATO FORCES CONTINUE TO POUND SERBIAN TARGETS... IN ROUND-THE-CLOCK AIR STRIKES.
SERB MEDIA SHOWED THESE PICTURES OF DAMAGE TO A BRIDGE OVER THE DANUBE RIVER.
AND AS THE BOMBINGS ESCALATE, THERE ARE ALSO CALLS FOR SENDING IN GROUND TROOPS.
BUT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS'S DAN RATHER, PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID THAT WAS NOT AN OPTION:

((SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON))


((STANDUP))
MENTIONS THE NAMES OF THE MEN CAPTURED


[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#99-8 1:03:43]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett-No Verdict]


A Montgomery County jury will try again today, to decide whether or not Livingston "Bud" Pritchett is guilty of murdering Estel Singleton two years ago, at the Ironto rest area.
Late last night, they announced they are deadlocked.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=jurors were faced.]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=@file; :08]
[SUPER=01-Phil Keith/Commonwealth's Attorney; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Defense Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=07-Judge Ray Grubbs; 1:05--QUICK]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:19]
[Out-Q=EE, News 7]



[E-House-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-12; 26:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A battery charger is blamed for starting a house fire in northwest Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The charger was used for a wireless telephone. It overheated Wednesday, setting this house at 32 Frances Drive on fire.
The flames spread through the bedroom where the the charger was located.
No one was home or injured in the blaze. Damage is estimated between 35 and 40 thousand dollars.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Georgia Bulldogs announce a new head coach.
Roy Stanley has that story and more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT tc 31.06]
[IN Q=Good Morning let's check out;]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[One-Steve]


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


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Clark/W.C.V. President; :12]
[SUPER=03-Waynesboro; :19]
[SUPER=04-November 1986;]
[RUNS=2:48]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



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

[E-Chained-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-D]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The bizarre kidnap and torture case in New Mexico is taking new, and bigger turns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elephant Butte, NM]


Sources now say the woman arrested in the case has turned on her partner and told authorities about several murders and mutilations.
Also yesterday, a woman who claims she was tortured spoke on camera.
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[SOT 16:49:05]
[IN Q=I tried to]

((I TRIED TO SCREAM THEY HAD TAPE AROUND MY MOUTH. THEY SHOCKED ME WITH A STUN GUN.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=a stun gun.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 100 investigators are already involved- following leads in at least three states.
They're also focusing on a trailer where police found an operating table and surgical tools.
(------------)




[Border-Drowning]


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


Authorities found at least five drowning victims yesterday along the shore of the Rio Grande River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laredo, TX;]


Due to the condition of the bodies, it's believed that the people died as long as three or four weeks ago.
They were found on both the U-S and Mexican sides of the river.
Recent heavy rains caused the Rio Grande to swell.
Firefighters have recovered at least EIGHT bodies in the past week.
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[E-Boundary-Adjustment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-7; 52:59]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Boundary Adjustment]


Rocky Mount is about to get bigger, about 300 acres bigger ... thanks to a vote last night by the town AND Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January;]

[shots of Wal-Mart]
The town will gain tax profit from WalMart on Route 40 to the east of town, but it will also run utility lines through the [shots of Franklin-Heights] Franklin Heights subdivision.
Residents there had circulated petitions saying they wanted to be part of the town.
The signed resolution now goes to the State Commission on Local Governments to proceed with the boundary adjustment.

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[E-Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE=]
[GRAPHIC=Furniture Industry]


The economy in Martinsville and Henry County is getting a big boost from the furniture industry.
Two companies are adding much-needed jobs to an area that's been hammered by textile layoffs.
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[TAPE=98-83 1:46:46]
[SUPER=03-Stanleytown;]


First, it was Stanley Furniture.
Announcing 300 new jobs and a new manufacturing center. North Carolina was trying to get the jobs, but Stanley chose to stay at home.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :26]


Then, it was American of Martinsville.
Adding 200 more jobs, turning down an offer in Mississippi.
Jobs at the two companies will pay between seven and 13 dollars an hour.
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[E-Howbert-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're ready to dismantle a historic log cabin in Roanoke to ship it out of state.
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=99-5 57:08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A contractor and his crew have already removed the porch off the Howbert House.
Now they are marking the logs so they can re-assemble the cabin elsewhere.
Historians say these long heart pine logs are rare.
The cabin was built about two centuries ago on Salem Turnpike, where Civil War troops once marched.
The contractor says he'll sell the logs to an out-of-state buyer unless someone here can offer him one hundred thousand dollars.
(------------)




[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=AM Healthcheck]


How do you avoid memory loss later in life? A new study suggests the answer starts much earlier.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Healthcheck.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=New guidelines]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, News]

((((ON CAM))
NEW GUIDELINES ARE OUT THIS WEEK TO HELP PREVENT MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES BY WOMEN WHO UNDERGO FERTILITY TREATMENTS.
VT=VO

((vo))
THESE PREGNANCIES CAN BE RISKY FOR BOTH THE MOTHER, AND HER UNBORN BABIES.
SO THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS ARE RECOMMENDING THAT DOCTORS AVOID THIS PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE..
BY USING ULTRASOUND TO DETERMINE IF THE WOMAN HAS RELEASED MORE THAN ONE EGG.
THEY SHOULD ALSO AVOID IMPLANTING LARGE NUMBERS OF FERTILIZED EGGS DURING IN-VITRO.
BUT ABOVE ALL, EXPERTS SAY COUNSELING PATIENTS ABOUT THE DANGERS IS KEY.//

VT=VO

((vo))
STIMULATING LEARNING AT AN EARLY AGE MAY PREVENT MEMORY LOSS LATER IN LIFE.
RESEARCHERS IN NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERED THAT RATS LOST FEWER BRAIN CELLS OVER TIME... IF THEY CONSTANLY LEARNED NEW THINGS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER.
SCIENTISTS SAY THIS MAY ALSO APPLY TO KIDS RAISED IN AN ACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE Y-2-K BUG AFFECTING HOSPITALS IN THE COMING YEAR--
AT LEAST THAT'S ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION.
NEARLY ALL OF THE MEDICAL CENTERS QUESTIONED SAID THEY EXPECTED TO CORRECT ANY COMPUTER PROBLEMS.. BEFORE THE YEAR 2000.
MOST OF THE EQUIPMENT USED IN HOSPITALS ARE RUN BY COMPUTERS.
THESE SYSTEMS COULD CRASH IF THEY'RE NOT Y-2-K COMPLIANT.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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[Two-Steve]


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


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



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[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]


This video shown on Serbian television has been confirmed to be the three U-S soldiers, who disappeared yesterday along the Yugoslav border.
Yugoslav forces say the men resisted arrest.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A Montgomery county jury will attempt again today to determine whether Bud Pritchett is guilty of capital murder.

Jurors left the courtroom yesterday in a deadlock.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And authorities in New Mexico are investigating a bizarre case in which a couple is accused of keeping two women in chains for days.
The man is also said to have confessed to six murders.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, April first..
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Kosovo]


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


A U-S military spokesman has confirmed the men shown on Serbian television are actually three U-S soldiers, who were captured by Yugoslav forces.
Bobbi Harley has an update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These pictures may raise]
[SUPER=01-James Shea/NATO Spokesman; :21]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=Harley, CBS News,Washington]

((track))
THESE PICTURES NOW RAISE THE STAKES EVEN HIGHER FOR NATO TROOPS IN YUGOSLAVIA.
SERB TELEVISION IS SHOWING VIDEO OF THE THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO WERE CAPTURED WHILE ON A ROUTINE PATROL NEAR THE YUGOSLAV BORDER.
THE MEN--LO0KING BLOODIED AND BRUISED--APPEARED TO BE SPEAKING TO SOMEONE OFF-CAMERA... WITH THEIR NAMES IN SUBTITLES.

((SOT: James Shea/NATO Spokesman))

"This morning... positive identification procedure."

THE SOLDIERS WERE LAST HEARD FROM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN MACEDONIA.. ABOUT THREE MILES SOUTH OF THE YUGOSLAV BORDER.
THAT'S WHERE THEY RADIOED IN A REPORT OF BEING SURROUNDED--AND UNDER FIRE.
THE TEAM WAS PART OF A SEPARATE PEACEKEEPING MISSION--WHICH NATO OFFICIALS SAY POSED NO THREAT TO YUGOSLAVIA.

((NAT SOT))



MEANTIME, NATO FORCES CONTINUE TO POUND SERBIAN TARGETS... IN ROUND-THE-CLOCK AIR STRIKES.
SERB MEDIA SHOWED THESE PICTURES OF DAMAGE TO A BRIDGE OVER THE DANUBE RIVER.
AND AS THE BOMBINGS ESCALATE, THERE ARE ALSO CALLS FOR SENDING IN GROUND TROOPS.
BUT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS'S DAN RATHER, PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID THAT WAS NOT AN OPTION:

((SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON))


((STANDUP))
MENTIONS THE NAMES OF THE MEN CAPTURED



[E-Diallo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Four New York City police officers have pleaded innocent to second degree murder charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The white officers are charged with the killing of a an unarmed African immigrant-
The four fired 41 bullets at Amadou Diallo- 19 bullets hit the man.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=18:15:04]

((KADIATOU DIALLO/MOTHER: AMADOU'S BLOOD WILL FEED THE BATTLE FOR JUSTICE FOR EVERYONE IN THIS LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Kadiatou Diallo/Mother]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=in this life]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


The killing in February has prompted protests for days in New York City- and the arrest of hundreds of protestors.
(------------)



[2Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Prtichett No Verdict]


Jurors deliberating the fate of Bud Pritchett appear to be stuck.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday]


After hours of deliberation yesterday, they remained deadlocked.
Judge Ray Grubbs asked them to try again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=if you can]
[SUPER=07-Judge Ray Grubbs;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=to do so]
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[VO-NAT]


Jurors are faced with the choice of who to believe-- Bud Pritchett who said he did not kill Estel Singleton, or a state police special agent who said Pritchett confessed during an interrogation.
Jury deliberations will resume at nine this morning-- we'll have the latest on News-7 at Noon.
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[E-ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=98-39]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Night Vision]


This is turning into a great week for one local company ... worth millions of dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 1, 1998]

The U-S Army has awared I-T-T Night Vision was awarded a nine-million dollar contract. This grant will allow the company to produce an improved mount for attaching night vision goggles to infantry helmets.
The new helmet mount eliminates "wobbling" and improves the vertical tilt, which is useful when a soldier is lying on the ground.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Desk] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ned Geutz/Veterinarian; :14]
[SUPER=03-Waynesboro; :23]
[RUNS=2:33]
[OUT Q=on the outside world again]


[Steve Live]

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[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Wildlife))

[2Chained-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Investigators in New Mexico are digging around a trailer where two women say they were sexually tortured.
David Ray and Cynthia Hendy are accused of keeping the women in chains for days this winter.
One source says Ray confessed to killing up to six people, and dumping the bodies in a lake south of Albuquerque.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Using hand shovels]
[SUPER=03-New Mexico; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Beldon/FBI; :13]
[SUPER=02-"Angie"; :52]
[SUPER=01-Shane Larson/Cindy Hendy's Son; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=Std]

((USING HAND SHOVELS AND METAL DETECTORS, INVESTIGATORS BEGAN DIGGING AROUND THE TRAILER WHERE DAVID PARKER RAY AND CINDY HENDY ALLEGEDLY CONDUCTED THE TORTURE SESSIONS.

(SOT: 17:04:39) Doug Beldon/FBI "We have not begun to do any major

excavation. If we do, that's still a day or two or three away. Right now, we're doing some selective digging by hand."
WHILE INVESTIGATORS WON'T SAY WHAT IT IS THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR, IT APPEARS THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ANY INDICATION OF RECENT EXCAVATION OR BURIAL.
RAY AND HENDY WERE ARRESTED AFTER ONE WOMAN CLAIMED THE COUPLE HELD HER AGAINST HER WILL FOR THREE DAYS. ANOTHER WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS BOUND TO A TABLE, JOLTED WITH ELECTRODES AND FORCED TO HAVE SEX WITH RAY.

(SOT) Voice of "Angie" "They stripped me.. they put a metal collar

around my neck.. they had handcuffs and i was moving. i was trying to scream. They had tape around my mouth and they shocked me with a stun gun."
HENDY'S SON WHO LIVES IN SEATTLE SAYS HIS MOTHER HAD A LIFE MARRED BY ABUSIVE MEN, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. HE SAID SHE FLED TO NEW MEXICO TO AVOID WARRANTS FOR HER ARREST AND DESCRIBES HIS MOTHER AS A CARING PERSON.

(SOT: 18:49:37) Shane Larson/Cindy Hendy's Son "You know, my mom's

not a bad person. I hope she's it.. the show.. on television and call me as soon as possible."

(STAND UP) Manuel Gallegus/CBS News))



[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


Gas for that drive to Grandma's for Easter is going to cost you.
The Triple-A says gas prices have jumped by nearly 12 cents per gallon in the past two weeks.
The group says that's the largest increase in so short a time since August 1990, after Iraq invaded Kuwait.[E-Rabi

es]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-10 41:20]
[GRAPHIC=Rabies]


Three months ago, an inmate at Nottoway Correctional Center contracted rabies and died. It was the first confirmed case of human rabies in Virginia since 1953.
His death has focused fresh attention on the problem in the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last year, there were more than 500 cases of animal rabies in Virginia.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Today in Blacksburg, state and national experts said it's a threat the public should take seriously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you have]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT: IF YOU HAVE DOMESTIC ANIMALS, IF YOU HAVE CATS AND DOGS, YOU DON'T LET THEM ROAM FREE PARTICULARLY IN RURAL AREAS. YOU NEED TO VACCINATE THEM. WE NEED TO EDUCATE CHILDREN ABOUT NOT HANDLING WILD ANIMALS, NOT GOING TO A RACOON THAT'S OUT DURING THE DAY, NOT LEAVING PET FOOD OUT AT NIGHT, SO THAT IT ATTRACTS WILD ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=attracts wild animals.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


In western Virginia, Hershey says there is a significant rabies problem among cats. He's encouraging pet owners to have domestic animals vaccinated.

[E-SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Report cards are out! But they're not for students, they're for schools.
The state Department of Education posted its first School Performance Report Cards on its website Wednesday.
The reports include information about SOL test scores, attendance statistics and drop-out rates.
(-----------------)

[TAKE WEBWATCH FULL]
If you want to check out the scores, you'll find a link to that site in the Web Watch section of our homepage, at W-D-B-J- -7- DOT-COM.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Lady Hookies are celebrating and thanking Coach Hendrickson.
Roy Stanley has the story.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT tc 2:26]
[IN Q=Good morning. A celebration;]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Jurors deliberating the fate of Bud Pritchett appear to be stuck.
After hours of deliberation yesterday, they remained deadlocked.
Judge Ray Grubbs asked them to try again.
Jury deliberations will resume at nine this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A battery charger is blamed for starting a house fire in northwest Roanoke.
The charger was used for a wireless telephone. It overheated Wednesday, setting this house at 32 Frances Drive on fire.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ACNHOR=Kimberly]


Two companies are adding much-needed jobs to an area that's been hammered by textile layoffs.
Stanley Furniture will create 300 new jobs and a new manufacturing center.
American of Martinsville will add 200 more jobs.
The positions at the two companies will pay between seven and 13 dollars an hour.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-Shot/Kimberly and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]

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