[Kosovo]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


The U-S is protesting Yugoslavia's plans to put the three captured American soldiers on trial before a military court today.
Yugoslav officials claim they have a right to do so, because the soldiers were invaders.
The move violantes the Geneva convention, which prohibits putting P-O-W's on trial, except for war crimes.
Bobbi Harley has an update.
[Live=Bobbi Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The three U-S soldiers]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Capitol Hill.]


(( THE THREE U-S SOLDIERS BEING HELD AGAINST THEIR WILL--FACE THEIR CAPTORS TODAY.. IN A YUGOSLAV MILITARY COURT.
BUT ALSO ON "TRIAL"... WILL BE YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT, SLOBODON MILOSEVIC.. AS THE U-S CLOSELY WATCHES TODAY'S PROCEEDINGS:

((SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON))



"President Milosevic should make no mistake: we will hold him and his government responsible for their safety and for their well being."
((track))

THE PEACEKEEPING SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED WEDNESDAY, WHILE ON A ROUTINE MISSION NEAR THE YUGOSLAV-MACEDONIA BORDER.
SERB OFFICIALS CLAIM THE SOLDIERS INVADED YUGOSLAVIA--
BUT THE PENTAGON SAYS THE MEN ARE PRISONERS OF WAR, AND SHOULD NOT HAVE TO ENDURE A TRIAL:

((SOT: KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN))

"At a minimum, they are entitled to POW status. It may be that depending on the circumstances under which they were taken that they are entitled to immediate release as well".

((nat sot))


((track))

MEANTIME, THE U-S IS SENDING 13 MORE F-117A STEALTH FIGHTERS--
AND AN ADDITIONAL THREE WARSHIPS TO THE REGION.
BUT THE BOMBINGS DON'T APPEAR TO BE SLOWING DOWN THE SERBS' BLOODY CAMPAIGN AGAINST ETHNIC ALBANIANS.
REFUGEES ARE NOW TELLING HARROWING STORIES OF BEING HERDED UP LIKE CATTLE.. AND THEN SHIPPED OUT ON JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT CAN CARRY THEM.
JUST YESTERDAY, TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED.. AFTER BEING CRAMMED IN AN OVERLOADED TRAIN HEADED FOR MACEDONIA.
((SUGGESTED STANDUP))

AND AS EASTER APPROACHES, RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARE TRYING TO PUT AN END TO THE CRISIS.
AN ENVOY REPRESENTING POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND HAS MET WITH PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC... IN AN EFFORT TO BRING ABOUT PEACE.
TELE-EVANGELIST, PAT ROBERTSON, IS ALSO URGING PRESIDENT CLINTON TO STOP THE ATTACKS.
BUT WHETHER THEIR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED REMAINS TO BE SEEN.
BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, CAPITOL HILL.))
[Live=Bobbi Newspath/ Full]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
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[E-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:12:02]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett Verdict]


A Montgomery County Jury will return this morning to decide the sentence of Bud Pritchett.
Yesterday, Jurors found Pritchett guilty of first degree murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


He testified for a second time, in the sentencing phase of his trial.
Pritchett was convicted of murdering Estel Singleton at the Ironto rest area two years ago, but he did not waiver from his claims of innocence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 07:15:18]
[IN Q=I'm being honest]

((I'M BEING HONEST. I DO STUPID, CRAZY STUFF, BUT NEVER KILL A PERSON AND TAKE THEIR LIFE AWAY. I'M THE WRONG PERSON. I'M INNOCENT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND I WISH YOU COULD UNDERSTAND THAT. IT WASN'T ME.))
[SUPER=01-Bud Pritchett/Defendant]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=it wasn't me.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Jurors heard from character witnesses who say they still don't believe Pritchett is capable of murder.
But they also heard from others, including an ex- girlfriend, who say Pritchett is prone to violence.

[E-Store-Swap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:33:23]
[GRAPHIC=Store Swap]


Harris Teeter has announced it is leaving Southwest Virginia next month. The company will swap some stores with Kroger leaving area residents with more places to go Krogering.
Scott Goldberg has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Joy Smith]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :13]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :27]
[SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Retail Analyst; :56]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=SG N7]

[start with pictures of woman walking with cane into HT]
((Joy Smith has been shopping at Harris Teeter in Cave Spring since it opened.
She didn't deal very well with the news it's going to close and reopen as Kroger.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:20]
[IN Q=i thought]

((JOY SMITH: I THOUGHT, NO! THEY CAN'T LEAVE!))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=CAN'T LEAVE]


Harris Teeter said its stores in western Virginia are underperforming.
So it's selling all except the store in Danville to Kroger.
And Kroger is selling 10 stores in North Carolina to Harris Teeter ...
Giving each company more supermarkets in the regions where they do well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT store swap su tape -- 1:49:11]
[IN Q=harris teeter]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: HARRIS TEETER SAID ITS WESTERN VIRGINIA EMPLOYEES CAN KEEP WORKING AT HARRIS TEETER STORES, BUT THEY'D HAVE TO MOVE OUT OF TOWN. IF THEY WANT TO KEEP WORKING HERE ONCE KROGER TAKES OVER, THEY'LL HAVE TO REAPPLY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=REAPPLY]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT outside HT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: QUICK!!! ONE SECOND OF RONNIE ROLLING SHOPPING CARTS.))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


That left 900 employees wondering if they want to work under new management.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:27]
[IN Q=well]

((WELL, I WILL IF THEY MAKE ME A DECENT OFFER.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=DECENT OFFER]


And it left industry experts wondering just how many Krogers can fit into one town.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT gassman tape -- :49]
[IN Q=if you]

((KEN GASSMAN: IF YOU TAKE A MAP OF ROANOKE AND PLOT WHERE THE HARRIS TEETER AND KROGER STORES THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE TOO CLOSE TO OTHERS, SO I WOULD GUESS THERE WOULD BE ONE OR TWO CLOSINGS. CLEARLY, THOUGH, KROGER WILL DOMINATE THE MARKET. ))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=MARKET]


The swap should take place next month.
The Virginia stores will close for a week while Kroger moves in ... and Harris Teeter checks out.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
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[E-Internet-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-7 54:04]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


Wiping out child pornography on the Internet is going to take the cooperation of both parents and law enforcement.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


That from Congressman Bob Goodlatte yesterday, who got a briefing on the problem of Internet child porn from the Bedford County sheriff's department.
Bedford has a special Internet crime unit called "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder".. its new web site is designed to teach parents and children about "safe surfing".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:02:16]
[IN Q=It's a two]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: IT'S A TWO- PRONGED APPROACH: EDUCATE PARENTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT HOW TO SAFELY SURF THE NET WITH THE SAFE SURFING APPROACH, AND CRACK DOWN ON THESE PEDOPHILES AND OTHER SEX OFFENDERS, THROW THE BOOK AT 'EM, GET 'EM OFF THE INTERNET AND IN JAIL WHERE THEY BELONG.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) Sixth District; :00]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=where they belong.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Goodlatte says he'll ask Bedford authorities to come to Washington to brief Congress on Internet crime.
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[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


The Big Game is bigger than ever.
Tonight's jackpot is already up to 160-million dollars.
With a jackpot like that, Virginia Lottery officials have decided to make a change in their ad campaign. Instead of running the usual ads promoting a big payoff, officials have decided to run ads that stress the importance of betting sensibly.
Six states have the Big Game, they include Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusettes, and Michigan.
To win the multi-state lottery, players have to match all five lotto numbers plus the Big Money Ball.

[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#m99-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk] [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; :21]
[SUPER=03-Waynesboro; :31]
[SUPER=04-File; 1:55]
[RUNS=3:13]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[E-Pughsley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-10 42:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg teenager is facing more than 53 years in prison for a drug- related murder last May.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


19-year old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) was convicted of second degree murder yesterday for the shooting death of David W. Robertson.
Police say Robertson was trying to buy crack from Pughsley when Pughsley shot him in the back of the head.
This was Lynchburg's first capital murder trial in six years.
Pughsley will be sentenced May 14th.
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[E-Missing-woman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:29:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An Alzheimer's patient who disappeared in Pittsylvania County Wednesday has been found.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


77-year-old Nellie Bradner is being treated at Danville Regional Memorial Hospital where she's in stable condition.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]

Search teams took to the air and scoured wooded areas on foot in an effort to find Bradner.
Finally a chopper pilot spotted her yesterday afternoon.
She had wandered away from her husband in Chatham Wednesday.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Early detection of breast cancer may ensure a higher survival rate
and information about your Medicare benefits are just a phone a call away.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam))
A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT EVERY SECOND REALLY DOES COUNT.. WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING BREAST CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo))
BRITISH RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND CASES WORLDWIDE...
THEY FOUND THAT BREAST CANCER PATIENTS WHO DELAYED GETTING TREATMENT THREE MONTHS OR MORE...
HAD A 12-PERCENT LOWER SURVIVAL RATE THAN PATIENTS WHO SOUGHT THERAPY RIGHT AWAY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A CAMPAIGN TO GET TEEN-AGERS TO QUIT SMOKING SEEMS TO BE WORKING IN ONE STATE.
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, THE NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS SMOKING IN FLORIDA.. HAS DROPPED DRAMATICALLY SINCE A MEDIA AD CAMPAIGN STARTED LAST YEAR.
THE SPOTS TARGET CIGARETTE COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AGENCIES, AND MOVIE-MAKERS WHO PORTRAY SMOKING AS GLAMOROUS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IF YOU'RE ON MEDICARE, INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS ARE NOW JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP A SPECIAL HOTLINE FOR ELDERLY RECIPIENTS UNSURE ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS.
Graphic.C1S=

((graphic))
THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER IS 1-800-MEDICARE, OR 1-800-633-4227.
THE HOTLINE IS MANNED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:30 A-M TO 4:30 P-M.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A Montgomery County jury will return this morning to decide the sentence of Bud Pritchett.
Pritchett wasn found guilty of first degree murder yesterday.
He was convicted of murdering Estel Singleton at the Ironto rest stop two years ago, but did NOT waiver from his claims of innocence.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The U-S is protesting Yugoslavia's plans to put the three captured American soldiers on trial before a military court today.
Yugoslav officials claim the soldiers invaded their country.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon says the servicemen are prisoners of war now, and should NOT have to face a trial.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Lexington couple believes students are learning about witchcraft at a local elementary school.
The controversy centers around two books several fifth graders are required to read.
Some parents have filed formal complaints with school officials.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, April 2nd.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kosovo]


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


The three captured U-S soldiers will be put on trial in a Yugoslav military court today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the U-S government will be watching the proceedings very closely.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:03:15 ]
[IN Q=President Milosevic]

((PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC SHOULD MAKE NO MISTAKE. WE WILL HOLD HIM AND HIS GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SAFETY AND FOR THEIR WELL BEING.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=well being]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The soldiers were taken captive Wednesday during a routine mission near the Yugoslav-Macedonia border.
Serb officials claim the soldiers invaded Yugoslavia.
But he Pentagon says the men are prisoners of war-- and should not have to undergo a trial.
(------------)



[Family-React]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Soldiers Captured]


Meanwhile, the families of the three captured men are holding on to their memories....and awaiting the soldiers' safe return.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capac, MI;]


25- year- old Christopher Stone grew up in the small town of Capac, Michigan.
Yellow ribbons and other symbols of hope are displayed here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:08:55]
[IN Q=My family and I]

((JIM STONE/SOLDIER'S FATHER: MY FAMILY AND I ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CHRIS AND WE'RE WATCHING ALL THE MEDIA REPORTS VERY CLOSELY. I'D LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR SHARING THEIR CONCERNS.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Stone/Soldier's Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=their concerns]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX;]


Meanwhile, in Huntsville, Texas, thoughts are of 24- year- old Steven Gonzales.
He's left college after his freshman year to join the army.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:09:49]
[IN Q=That's all we]

((GILBERT GONZALES/SOLDIER'S FATHER: THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO IS JUST WAIT AND HOPE THAT EVERYTHING TURNS OUT RIGHT-- THE WAY WE WANT IT TO.))
[SUPER=01-Gilbert Gonzales/Soldier's Father;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=want it to]
(--------------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


And in Los Angeles, those closest to soldier Andrew Ramirez brought American flags to his home.
(------------)



[Cable-Car]


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


Closing arguments are set for today in the sentencing hearing for Marine navigator Captain Joseph Schweitzer.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;]


Schweitzer says he made a mistake when he threw away the videotape he shot, before his jet cut an Italian ski cable, killing 20 people.
But he STILL says the videotape didn't have anything to do with the accident.
Schweitzer pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, in connection with last year's incident.
Yesterday, the jury heard from several character witnesses.
His parents say Schweitzer is coping with feelings of regret.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:12:55]
[IN Q=JOe has said]

((PATRICIA SCHWEITZER/SCHWEITZER'S MOTHER: JOE HAS SAID TO ME MANY, MANY TIMES. HE SAID, "MOM, I WISH IT WAS ME INSTEAD OF THOSE 20 PEOPLE." THIS LAYS VERY HEAVY, VERY HEAVY ON HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Schweitzer/Schweitzer's Mother;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=heavy on him]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Schweitzer could receive up to 10 years in prison.
(------------)



[2-E-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:12:02]
[GRAPHIC=Pritchett Verdict]


A Montogomery County jury will return this morning to decide the sentence of Bud Pritchett.
They found Bud Pritchett guilty of first degree murder yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Pritchett testified for a second time, in the sentencing phase of his trial.
He was convicted of murdering Estel Singleton at the Ironto rest area two years ago, but he did not waiver from his claims of innocence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 07:15:18]
[IN Q=I'm being honest]

((I'M BEING HONEST. I DO STUPID, CRAZY STUFF, BUT NEVER KILL A PERSON AND TAKE THEIR LIFE AWAY. I'M THE WRONG PERSON. I'M INNOCENT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND I WISH YOU COULD UNDERSTAND THAT. IT WASN'T ME.))
[SUPER=01-Bud Pritchett/Defendant]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=it wasn't me.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Jurors heard from character witnesses who say they still don't believe Pritchett is capable of murder.
But they also heard from others, including an ex- girlfriend, who say Pritchett is prone to violence.

[E-School-SOL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:57:30]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Virginians want to know -- how are local schools faring on report cards made public Wednesday?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Department of Education web site that contains the statistics for each school in Virginia was overwhelmed by interested parents and citizens, so many people had trouble logging on.
The site lists a school's S-O-L scores, its attendance and dropout rates.. even its rate of teacher certification.. and compares all that with the state average.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:53:47]
[IN Q=I think teachers]

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS H.S. PRINCIPAL: I THINK TEACHERS ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO SEE THE TOTAL PACKAGE, THAT THEY WANT TO SEE WHERE THEY COMPARE AND WHAT WE CAN DO, AND WHERE WE ARE PROGRESSING WITH OUR GOALS, AND WHAT OTHER AREAS WE NEED TO WORK ON.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass H.S. Principal; :00]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to work on.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Morrison says the site also helps school divisions share information with each other on which programs are working and which aren't.
(------------)



[2-Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


The Big Game is bigger than ever.
Tonight's jackpot is already up to 160-million dollars.
With a jackpot like that, Virginia Lottery officials have decided to make a change in their ad campaign. Instead of running the usual ads promoting a big payoff, officials have decided to run ads that stress the importance of betting sensibly.
Six states have the Big Game, they include Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusettes, and Michigan.
To win the multi-state lottery, players have to match all five lotto numbers plus the Big Money Ball.

[E-Anderson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-11 20:37]
[GRAPHIC=Barbara Anderson]


A guilty plea from a woman who was about to stand trial for the beating death of an elderly Roanoke County man.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./September 1997]


Barbara Jean Anderson of Martinsville was set to go on trial next week in the death of James Beane.
But she decided to plead guilty yesterday, to first degree murder.
Anderson beat the 88-year-old man with an iron poker, at his home near Cave Spring Corner in 1997.
She'll be sentenced next month.
(------------)






[E-Lexington-Books]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

According to a Lexington couple some students are learning about witchcraft at a local elementary school.
It's a problem we first told you about a month ago that centers around two books several fifth graders are required to read.
Parents have since filed formal complaints with school officials but they're still not satisfied.
Stacey Martin explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The controversy]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/February 5; :05]
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Maschal/Lexington Schools Superintendent; :24]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]


((Joan and Bucky Joyce are refusing to give up their efforts to pull two books from classrooms at Harrington Waddell Elementary School.
They maintain "The Egypt Game" and "Jennifer, HeCate, MacBeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth"contain references to witchcraft and could lead to an interest in the occult.
But, the school's principal and the city's school superintendent disagreed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11.08.02 - 11.08.19]
[IN Q=I came to the conclusion]

((NICHOLAS MASCHAL/LEXINGTON SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION AFTER READING THE BOOK, AND THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION, THAT YOU COULD NOT POSSIBLY READ THE BOOK AND REALLY FEEL THAT IT WAS ABOUT WITCHCRAFT BECAUSE IF YOU FELT IT WAS TRULY ABOUT WITCHCRAFT YOU WOULD HAVE MISSED THE POINT OF THE BOOK.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=of the book.]


A school committee recently reviewed the Joyce's complaints but refused to remove the books.
Instead they agreed to give parents teacher's required reading lists well in advance and emhpasized that parents could make substitutes for books they found objectionable.
The Joyce's said the decision was "disturbing and devastating."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They now plan]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THEY NOW PLAN TO CONTACT PARENTS IN THE AREA IN HOPES THEY'LL PUT PRESSURE ON SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO RECONSIDER. THEY'RE ALSO THINKING OF APPEALING THE MATTER TO THE CITY'S SCHOOL BOARD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]))




[E-Gilmore-Dow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-5 58:50]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]

Governor Gilmore made an appearance on Wall Street.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Bell]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=nat Bell]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The governor rang the opening bell on Wall Street yesterday morning. He was joined by his family, and greeted with applause. The Dow gained 46 points by the closing bell yesterday.
(------------)





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


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

A jury will return this morning to decide a sentence for Bud Pritchett.
Jurors found him guilty of first degree murder yesterday. Pritchett was convicted of murdering Estel Singleton at an Ironto Rest Area 2 years ago.
Pritchett testified for a second time in the sentencing phase of his trial. Although he was convicted, he did not waiver from his claims of innocence.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Harris Teeter is saying goodbye to Western Virginia. The company said its stores are underperforming in this area so it is selling all except the store in Danville to Kroger.
It is a swap. Kroger is selling 10 stores in North Carolina to Harris Teeter.
This gives each company more supermarkets in regions where they are doing well.
The swap should take place next month.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A 77 year old Alzheimer's Patient who dissapeared has been found.
Nellie Bradner wandered away from her husband in Chatham Wednesday.
A helicopter pilot spotted her yesterday afternoon.
She is being treated at Danville Regional Memorial Hospital where she's in stable condition.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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[2 shot=SPA/Kmc]
(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-shot toss]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Kimberly and Steve]