[7E-Switched-Babies]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[TAPE#=99-3 1:34:00]
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Almost two million dollars is set to be paid out to one of the girls switched at birth at the UVA medical Center.


A judge yesteday okayed a settlement that would distribute the money over the next 30 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


But the girl's biological mother says that's not enough.
Paula Johnson and her attorneys tried to block Rebecca Chittum's grandparents from accepting the settlement.
The deal also lets the grandparents split 125- thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:25:30]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER: WE'VE BEEN PUT IN A SITUATION WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. THIS WAS DONE TO US, WE DIDN'T DO IT TO THEM. I JUST HOPE THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS LEAD NORMAL LIVES, THAT'S ALL I CAN ASK FOR, THAT'S ALL I WANT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Rogers/Grandmother; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=all I want.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson's attorneys say they'll appeal the judge's decision.
They also may seek legal custody of Rebecca.. despite an agreement that has allowed the two girls to remain with their original families.
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[7Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ssi]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The search continues for clues in the violent death of a Henry County man.
The body of Richard Charles Holt, Senior was found Sunday in his home off Route 6-10, but authorities believe he was killed sometime last week.
A week ago, a neighbor reported hearing shots- before seeing Holt's burgundy Chrysler drive past.
On Sunday, a friend found what is believed to be Holt's body in the home... A medical examiner will confirm the identity, and cause of death later today.

[7S-DUI-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11; 21:16]
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Manslaughter charges have been filed against a man months after a drunk driving accident took the life of his passenger.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 22, 1998]


James Dooley was killed in the late-night wreck on Ninth Street, Southeast.
He was apparently a passenger in a vehicle driven by John Samuel Martin, Junior.
Both the victim and the driver were 19.
In addition to the Involuntary Manslaughter charge, Martin- -who has since turned 20- -is accused of underage consumption of alcohol.
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[7E-Lake-Boat]
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[Newscast=cutins]
[Writer=JoeD]
[Tape#=98-82 1:47:53]
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A former Navy P-T boat, now masquerading as a dinner cruise boat, is on its way out of Claytor Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=Pulaski Co./May 1, 1992;]


The Pioneer Maid arrived on the lake with great fanfare in the spring of 1992, and it operated as a dinner cruise boat for almost five years.
But long before that, the boat's captain says it was the P-T- 48, a naval craft with an important place in the history of World War II.
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[SOT 10:20:12]
[IN Q=The hull of that boat]

((THE HULL OF THAT BOAT IS THE SOLE REMAINING SURVIVOR OF THE FAMOUS ELCO 77 FOOT PT BOATS. THIS PARTICULAR ONE FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL, AND DISTINGUISHED HERSELF GOING OUT ON SUICIDE MISSIONS NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Barrett/Pioneer Maid Captain;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=night after night.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today, the Pioneer Maid floats at its mooring beside Claytor Lake State Park. Its paint is peeling and it hasn't carried any paying customers since the fall of 1996.
Barrett says a preservation group in Norfolk is interested in renovating the boat, but it will take six to eight weeks to make the necessary arrangements.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Meantime, park officials say the boat is an eyesore, and a hazard.
They say they've tried to work with Barrett, but after more than two years without any progress, they are moving forward with plans to dispose of the Pioneer Maid.

[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Another cloudy day ahead, with the chance for some rain later on. Look for highs in the low to mid-60s.
A slight chance for some more rain tonight, as lows dip into the lower-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/7/99
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-16/Stephen Michael Clark/Montebello]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-50th/Herbert & Christine Blankenship/Penhook]



[SUPER=130-7/Ashlyn Gibson/]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-51st/Tom & Joann Cook/Villamont]



[SUPER=130-14/Cindy Epperly/]



[SUPER=130-15/Scotty Adkins/Penhook]



[SUPER=130-8/Christi Nunley/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-12/Natosha Lynette/Hillsville]



[SUPER=130-18/Michelle Topping/Fairfield]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-7/Timmy Kelley/Troutville]



[SUPER=131-42/Richard Martin/Richmond]



[SUPER=131-17/Bryan Kent Buchanan/Martinsville]



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[45Carter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A former area representative to the House of Delegates died over the weekend.
William Fields Carter, who represented Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties for four years, died Saturday at the age of ninety.
Carter served in the General Assembly from 1954 to 1958.
He retired from politics after his second term but continued to practice law.

[45E-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:14:42]
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The murder for hire trial of a Botetourt County woman continues today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Dorothea Martin is accused of plotting a murder with her lover Thomas Gray.
Gray is already in jail for planning to kill Martin's husband once.
Prosecutors say last summer -- Martin sent Gray 450-dollars in jail to pay a hitman..
But the hitman was really the sheriff working undercover.
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[SOT 13:51:35]
[IN Q=I was to kill]

((I WAS TO KILL MR. MARTIN WITH HIS OWN RIFLES AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A SUICIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=like a suicide]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense attorneys say Martin will take the stand later today to say she knew nothing about the murder for hire scheme.
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[45E-Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-10 45:44]
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Earl Bramblett is pleading his innocence on the internet.
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[VO-NAT]


Bramblett is probably Virginia's only Death Row Inmate with his own website.
Sentenced to die for the murder of the Hodges family in 19-94, Bramblett still insists he's innocent.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


And this 68-year old former police officer is inclined to believe him.
Doug Graham started taking an interest in the case even before Bramblett became a suspect.
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[SOT 15:26:55]
[IN Q=The police chief]

((THE POLICE CHIEF SAID- -MONTHS AFTER THIS HAPPENED- -BRAMBLETT WASN'T A SUSPECT. .))
[SUPER=01-Doug Graham/Web Site Creator;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=wasn't a suspect.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Graham notes that Chief Foutz has been quoted more recently as saying he knew all along that Bramblett did it.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Where he said]

((WHERE HE SAID, "THE SECOND DAY I KNEW HE WAS GUILTY." WAS HE LYING THEN, OR IS HE LYING NOW?))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=or is he lying now?]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Chief Foutz isn't bothered by the criticism, saying Bramblett had the opportunity to testify at trial, and chose not to. Foutz says simply, "justice was done."
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEB Page FULLSCREEN]
If you want to see the Web Site for yourself, there's a LINK to it on OUR Web Page, at W-D-B-J-7.dot-com.
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[45E-Viagra]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-7 57:44]
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A recently released poll reveals nearly two-third of Virginians feel Viagra should be covered by Medicaid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


The survey of 500 registered voters in the state was conducted for the Virginia Quality Healthcare Network.
The group is educating the public about impotency and providing further coverage for it's treatment.
Some urologists believe the current policy discourages care for underprivileged men.
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[SOT tc 11:16:42]
[IN Q=This policy]

((DR. ISAAC KOZIOL/VA UROLOGY CENTER: THIS POLICY IS JUST DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ONE CLASS OF PEOPLE, BECAUSE MOST OF THE PLANS ARE PAYING FOR SOME FORM OF TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION.))
[super=01-Dr. Isaac Koziol/Va. Urology Center]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=erectile dysfunction.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]

Impotency can be a symptom of diseases such as prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and severe depression.

[45S-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-5; 1:07:17]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Lottery]


A happy shopper is getting a prize from the Happy Food Mart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


The Fincastle convenience store on Route 220 sold a winning Virginia lottery ticket.
Not for the huge Big Game jackpot; this one was the regular Lotto drawing, for six million dollars.
But whoever won, has to split the winnings with someone from Virginia Beach.
No one's come forward yet to claim the money.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Turning our attention now to the forecast....
The skies will stay cloudy today, with a good chance of showers through this evening.
Highs in the low to mid 60s...with lows in the lower 40s.
Looking ahead to the next five days....the outlook is sunnier toward the latter half of the week.
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[8Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities are still trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the apparent murder of a Henry county man.
The body of Richard Charles Holt, Senior was found Sunday in his home off Route 6-10, but authorities believe he was killed sometime last week.
A week ago, a neighbor reported hearing shots- before seeing Holt's burgundy Chrysler drive past.
A report from the medical examiner later today will reveal the cause of death.

[8E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:34:00]
[GRAPHIC=Switched at Birth]


One of the two girls switched at birth can receive nearly two million dollars over the next 30 years.
That was a judge's ruling yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


But the girl's biological mother says that's not enough.
Paula Johnson and her attorneys tried to block Rebecca Chittum's grandparents from accepting the settlement.
The deal also lets the grandparents split 125- thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:25:30]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER: WE'VE BEEN PUT IN A SITUATION WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. THIS WAS DONE TO US, WE DIDN'T DO IT TO THEM. I JUST HOPE THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS LEAD NORMAL LIVES, THAT'S ALL I CAN ASK FOR, THAT'S ALL I WANT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Rogers/Grandmother; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=all I want.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson's attorneys say they'll appeal the judge's decision.
They also may seek legal custody of Rebecca.. despite an agreement that has allowed the two girls to remain with their original families.
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[8E-Cookin-Cheap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-6 57:41]
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Since the death of Laban Johnson a month ago-- his public television creation, "Cookin' Cheap" has stayed on the airwaves.
Now his longtime co-host Larry Bly has a NEW sidekick in the popular kitchen.
Scott Goldberg has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey! Welcome]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=@Scott1;24]
[SUPER=01-Doug Patterson/Cookin' Cheap Co-host;1:04]
[SUPER=01-Larry Bly/Cookin' Cheap Co-host;1:15]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=SG N7]
(([SOT 2:20:43]
[IN Q=hey! ]

((NATSOUND: HEY! WELCOME TO COOKIN CHEAP. LARRY BLY, DOUG PATTERSON. HEY! HE NOW KNOWS HIS NAME.)) [RUNS 03]
[OUT Q=HIS NAME]


It's only the third time he's stepped up to the stove and into the spotlight on the set of Cookin' Cheap.
Doug Patterson is still learning his way around public TV's best-known kitchen.
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[SOT 2:20:52]
[IN Q=look at]

((NATSOUND: LARRY: LOOK AT THE RIGHT CAMERA. THE ONE WITH THE BIG LIGHTBULB THERE. DOUG: OH! HI THERE.)) [RUNS 03]
[OUT Q=HI THERE]
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[SOT]

[standup]
[IN Q=even though]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: SCOTT GOLDBERG: EVEN THOUGH HE'S A FULL-TIME ACTOR AND EVEN THOUGH HE ONLY HAS TO PLAY HIMSELF ON THE SET OF COOKIN CHEAP, PATTERSON SAID THIS NEW ROLE IS GIVING HIM A LITTLE STAGEFRIGHT.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=STAGEFRIGHT]
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[SOT 2:09:33]
[IN Q=strangely]

((LARRY: STRANGELY ENOUGH ON THE FIRST SHOW HE SAID HE WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS. I SAID WHY? YOU GO OUT ON THE STAGE IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND COULD FALL INTO THE ORCHESTRA PIT ON AND HAVE ON AT LEAST ONE OCCASION. DOUG: I DID. ONCE I DID. )) [RUNS 17]
[OUT Q=I DID]


Patterson takes over for Laban Johnson.
Johnson invented Cookin' Cheap and hosted it for 19-years...until he died last month.
Patterson knew him well.
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[SOT 2:10:51]
[IN Q=i really feel]

((DOUG: I REALLY FEEL THAT THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO LABAN. AND OF COURSE I WANTED LARRY TO KEEP DOING THIS, TOO. BECAUSE HE IS SO FAB IN THIS SHOW. )) [RUNS 12]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:12:12]
[IN Q=laban]

((LARRY: LABAN HAD ALWAYS MADE US VERY CLEAR THAT IF ANYTHING EVER HAPPENED TO EITHER ONE OF US, WE SHOUD CONTINUE THE SHOW AS LONG AS PEOPLE WANTED TO SEE IT.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=SEE IT]


Judging by the massive amount of e-mail sent from fans around the country, everyone wants to see the show go on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:21:33]
[IN Q=that's the]

((NATSOUND: THAT'S YOUR MIKE THAT YOU'RE BANGING ON. HE'S STILL GETTING A LITTLE USED TO THE TELEVISION THING THERE! )) [RUNS 03]
[OUT Q=THING THERE]


And judging by the way these two longtime friends are blending in the kitchen, Cookin' Cheap's newest ingredient will be part of a recipe for continued success.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Before we finish the updates this morning, let's take another look at the Tuesday forecast.
Cloudy today, with a good chance of showers...high temperatures in the lower 60s.
Rain possible tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
The extended outlook is partly cloudy with highs in the 70s....
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