[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Henry County authorities nab a murder suspect.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And despite a religious holiday NATO bombs continue to fall on Yugoslavia.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It'll feel more like LATE Spring today, as highs climb again toward the 80- degree mark, with a few thunderstorms rumbling.
And tornado watches are up for FAR Southwestern Virginia, as well as parts of Kentucky and Tennessee.
The weekend weather outlook is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-1 TC1:53:11]
[GRAPHIC=Ramey]


The suspect in Tuesday night's shooting at a convenience store in Henry County is in custody this morning.
Stacey Martin was at the Henry County Sheriff's office and has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A tip helped police]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Frank Cassell/Henry County Sheriff's Dept.; :15]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :50]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Henry County.]

((A tip helped police find 35 year old Michael Anothony Ramey last night around 9-30.
He was a passenger in this green Ford Probe, travelling along Route 220 near the bypass.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1.53.57 - 1.54.05]
[IN Q=An office approached]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AN OFFICER APPROACHED HIM WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND AND HE STUCK HIS HANDS UP AND TOLD HIM TO LOOK IN HIS POCKET AND LOOKED IN HIS POCKET AND FOUND A 380 AUTOMATIC. )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=a 380 automatic.]


Officers now plan to run tests on the gun to determine if it was the one used to kill 38-year old Susan Hylton and wound 49-year old Dale Wilson Cobb and 25-year old Pamela Sue Risaliti.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01.54.59 - 01.55.01]
[IN Q=This man]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=is dangerous.]
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[SOT 01.55.07 - 01.55.13]
[IN Q=We were worrying]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: WE WERE WORRYING ABOUT ANOTHER ROBBERY OR BREAK IN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=something like that.]


Ramey is now being held at the Henry County jail. Charges against him include capital murder and robbery.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(LAST STAND-UP)]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:RAMEY NOW HEADS TO GENERAL DISTRICT COURT WHERE HE WILL HAVE A BOND HEARING LATER THIS MORNING. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Henry County.]))


[Dorothea]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC09:19]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Verdict]


A jury wants a Vinton woman to serve 10 years in prison for plotting to kill her husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


48-year-old Dorothea Martin sent her lover Thomas Gray 450-dollars in jail.
Prosecutors say that was to hire a hitman to kill her husband.
But that hitman turned out to be the sheriff, working undercover.
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[SOT 21:55:10]
[IN Q=I've been prosecuting]

((I'VE BEEN PROSECUTING 15 YEARS ... IS UNUSUAL.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=is unusual]
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[VO-NAT]


Martin's lawyers say she is innocent and they plan to appeal.
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[kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


It is the Orthodox good Friday in Yugoslavia, still NATO sticks to to its promise of more air strikes against Yugoslavia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:55:00]
Flames engulfed fuel depots last night, after NATO missiles reportedly hit an oil company in a town just south of belgrade.
The bombings come despite attempts to win the release of three American soldiers being held captive by the serbs.
A lawmaker from Cyprus is expected to meet with president Slobodan Milosevic today.. to discuss the possibility of the men being freed.
The U-S says there will be no bargaining for their release.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN:"THERE IS NO BASIS FOR THE DETENTION OF THESE MEN, AND THEY SHOULD BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY. ANY ATTEMPT TO USE THE THREE AS BARGAINING CHIPS IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL."))
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokeman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, tons of supplies and plenty of helping hands are headed to refugee camps, where thousands of ethnic Albanians are in desperate need of food and medical attention.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Express' Tim Christian shows a different side to his game.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Santoroski/Roanoke College; :15]
[RUNS=2:43]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: roanoke college))

[E-Spring-Hollow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=98-82 TC1:58:04]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]

The Roanoke County water supply is healthy despite the relatively dry weather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The County's main reservoir at Spring-Hollow is at full pond level.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This may shock some Roanoke City residents who have been asked to conserve water in recent weeks as the Carvin's Cove reservoir dropped. But the County's plentiful water may actually help the city.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our staff]

[00:03:57] ((GARY ROBERTSON/ROANOKE CO. UTILITY DIRECTOR: OUR STAFF AND THE ROANOKE CITY STAFF, WE'VE BEEN TALKING SINCE JANUARY AND WE HAVE PROVISIONS IN PLACE THAT WE CAN SUPPLY THEM WATER IF THEIR SITUATION GETS WORSE. JUST LIKE THEY CAN SUPPLY US WATER IF WE EVER HAVE A NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Robertson/Roanoke Co. Utility Director]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=have a need.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

One reason for the contrast in the levels may be that Spring Hollow is fed by the Roanoke River. Rains can replenish the river quicker than the streams that supply Carvin's Cove. Spring Hollow has been in operation since January 1996 and supplies nine-thousand customers.
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[S-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-3 TC1:38:08]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Control]


Even though it's dry now, they were talking about flooding in Roanoke yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1985]

[flood of 85 video] The Roanoke Valley has experienced tremendous floods in the past.
[SUPER=03-Garden City/June 1995]

[95-36, 52:36] Nationwide, nearly 11 million homes are at risk for flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was in Roanoke yesterday telling local officials, business owners and residents how they can protect themselves.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Its just good]

((RITA CALVAN/FEMA REGIONAL DIRECTOR: ITS JUST GOOD COMMON SENSE TO HAVE INSURANCE AGAINST HAZARDS. SO WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION IN THE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE IN A HIGH-FLOOD HAZARD AREA. EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT, WE KNOW THAT A SIGNIFICANT PERCENTAGE OF FLOOD LOSSES OCCUR OUTSIDE THE HIGHEST RISK AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Rita Calvan/FEMA Regional Director;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=Highest Risk Areas]
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[VO-NAT]

[FEMA]
Yesterday's forum covered the benefits of the new flood insurance. It's available to people in communities that have adopted flood plain management practices. The Roanoke Valley is included.
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[S-Armored-Car]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=99-8 tc 1:19:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The State Police Tactical Team uses an armored car in hostage or riot situations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 1998;]


But this weekend, it will be put to use in the name of charity.
The second annual "Armored Car Pull" is a fund raiser for Virginia Special Olympics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the state police]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: THE STATE POLICE ARMORED VEHICLE WEIGHS 34,000 POUNDS. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND CORPORATIONS AND FORM NINE MEMBER TEAMS AND COMPETE IN PULLING THE ARMORED CAR OVER A 100 FOOT COURSE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=100 FOOT COURSE]
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[VO-NAT]


There is a 90-dollar registration fee for each team, all the cash goes to Special Olympics.
This year's Armored Car Pull starts Saturday morning at nine at Tanglewood Mall near Firestone Tires.
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[E-Seven-Pillars]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-5 1:02:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new medical facility is coming to Dublin that doesn't just treat sick people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; ]

A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday at the future sight of Seven Pillars in the Town Center off route 100 in Dublin. The clinic will also cater to healthy people by promoting preventative therapies. The founder of the medical clinic says the building will be divided into two sections.
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[SOT ub 14 41 51]
[IN Q=It's basically]

((DR. LINDA CHEEK/FAMILY PRACTICE: IT'S GOING TO BASICALLY BE DIVIDED INTO YOUR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE ON ONE SIDE AND YOUR ALTERNATIVE PRACTITIONERS ON THE OTHER SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO MIX AND MINGLE IF THEY DON'T WANT YET IF WE SEE A PROBLEM ON ONE SIDE THAT WOULD BE BETTER SUITED TO BE ADDRESSED BY A DIFFERENT PRACTITIONER, WE CAN HAVE THE PATIENT GO TO THE OTHER SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Cheek/Family Practice; ]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=other side.]
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[VO-NAT]


Seven Pillars represents good health through what Doctor Cheek says are seven essentials: spirit, mind, energy, balance, nutrition, exercise, and body.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The clinic will also provide medical care for uninsured people in the surrounding counties.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new report is easing fears about children and mercury based fillings.
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=1:01]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THE NATION'S BABY DOCTORS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE ISSUED NEW GUIDELINES.. TO HELP PREVENT CRIB DEATHS.
VT=VO

((vo))
THEY RECOMMEND BABIES LESS THAN A YEAR OLD WEAR PAJAMA SLEEPER SETS--
AND THAT INFANTS NOT BE PUT IN CRIBS WITH QUILTS, PILLOWS, OR OTHER SOFT COVERS.
STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT SOFT BEDDING MAY BE THE CAUSE OF UP TO NINE-HUNDRED CRIB DEATHS A YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
YOU WOULD THINK HEALTH CONCERNS FOR THEIR UNBORN BABY WOULD BE ENOUGH TO GET PREGNANT WOMEN TO STOP SMOKING...
BUT SOME OF THEM NEED AN EXTRA PUSH-- RIGHT IN THEIR WALLETS.
ACCORDING TO AN ECONOMIC STUDY, EVERY 10-PERCENT INCREASE IN CIGARETTE PRICES.. RESULTS IN A FIVE PERCENT DROP IN SMOKING RATES AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN.
RESEARCH SHOWS WOMEN WHO SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY... RUN A HIGHER RISK OF HAVING LOW-BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES.// ONCAM ((on cam))
AND A NEW REPORT IS EASING PARENTS' FEARS ABOUT GIVING THEIR KIDS DENTAL FILLINGS THAT CONTAIN MERCURY.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE FILLINGS POSE NO DANGER TO CHILDREN.. BECAUSE VERY LITTLE OF THE MERCURY IS ACTUALLY ABSORBED IN THE BODY.//
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 Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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[essc4561]

[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A police manhunt in Henry County results in the capture of the suspect wanted in connection with a triple shooting this week near Axton.
A tip lead police to Michael Ramey.
Ramey was carrying a gun and authorities now plan to run foresenic tests to determine if it was the same weapon used to kill one woman and wound two others Tuesday night at a convenience store.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

A diplomatic bid to release American P-O-W's in Yugoslavia hasn't stopped NATO.
Allied forces continued pounding military plants, fuel depots and communication facilities.
The attacks came despite a religious holiday and Yugoslavia's declaration that its 14-month offensive in Kosovo is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And two fury rodents are the prime suspects in a series of attacks on Washington's biggest springtime tourist attraction.
Beavers are gnawing their way through cherry trees which are now in full blossom in the nation's capital.
So the National Park Service is now moving into action.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-1 TC1:53:11]
[GRAPHIC=Ramey]


After several days of searching, Henry County deputies make an arrest in Tuesday's triple shooting at a convenience store.
Stacey Martin has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A tip helped police]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Frank Cassell/Henry County Sheriff's Dept.; :15]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :50]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Henry County.]

((A tip helped police find 35 year old Michael Anothony Ramey last night around 9-30.
He was a passenger in this green Ford Probe, travelling along Route 220 near the bypass.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1.53.57 - 1.54.05]
[IN Q=An office approached]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AN OFFICER APPROACHED HIM WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND AND HE STUCK HIS HANDS UP AND TOLD HIM TO LOOK IN HIS POCKET AND LOOKED IN HIS POCKET AND FOUND A 380 AUTOMATIC. )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=a 380 automatic.]


Officers now plan to run tests on the gun to determine if it was the one used to kill 38-year old Susan Hylton and wound 49-year old Dale Wilson Cobb and 25-year old Pamela Sue Risaliti.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01.54.59 - 01.55.01]
[IN Q=This man]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=is dangerous.]
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[SOT 01.55.07 - 01.55.13]
[IN Q=We were worrying]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: WE WERE WORRYING ABOUT ANOTHER ROBBERY OR BREAK IN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=something like that.]


Ramey is now being held at the Henry County jail. Charges against him include capital murder and robbery.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=(LAST STAND-UP)]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:RAMEY NOW HEADS TO GENERAL DISTRICT COURT WHERE HE WILL HAVE A BOND HEARING LATER THIS MORNING. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Henry County.]))


[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-2 TC1:32:32]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Verdict]


A jury says Dorothea Martin plotted to kill her husband.
Tina Tenret has more.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We the jury]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney; :15]
[SUPER=01-Richard Lawrence/Defense Attorney; :45]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :52]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]



[Rudd]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Rudd]


Former Roanoke Valley drug prosecutor Jeff Rudd strikes a deal with prosecutors in Roanoke County.
Rudd was accused of trying to kill his girlfriend last July, and had been indicted on attempted murder and firearms charges.
Yesterday, he pled no contest to one count of discharging a firearm in an occupied building. The other charges were dismissed.
Rudd will be on probation for three years, and must get counseling.
His lawyers say Rudd was ill at the time of the incident, but is in recovery.

[E-Interstate-77]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:51:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Traffic along the section where interstates 77 and 81 overlap in Wythe County is expected to more than double in the coming years.
That's according to V-DOT officials who've made upgrading the stretch of road one of their top priorities.
Yesterday evening, local residents were invited to look over V-DOT's latest proposal which is drawing fire from some in the business community.
Teresa Hamilton has more
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was ]
[SUPER=03-Fort Chiswell; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Sutherland/Wytheville Town Manager; :56]
[SUPER=01-Jim Stallard/Wytheville Businessman; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Butch Collins/Wythe Co. Resident; 1:26 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Wythe Co.]

((There was NO shortage of residents, business owners and local dignitaries on hand at the meeting.
Most agree something needs to be done to alleviate traffic congestion between Wytheville and Fort Chiswell.
That's the area where Interstates 77 and 81 overlap.
Right now, 58- thousand vehicles travel the eleven mile stretch each day--- a number that's expected to more than d

ouble in 20- years.
Last summer, VDOT proposed widening the road from six to ten lanes.
But many felt the proposal was too costly and would have a detrimental impact on area businesses and property. [nat sound] [runs 02]
This latest proposal calls for dividing the two interstates and is also being met with opposition.
Many in Wytheville's business community are worried the town will lose out on money generated by tourists.
[sot 15:52:27]
[in q=It's a ]

((WAYNE SUTHERLAND/WYTHEVILLE TOWN MANAGER:IT'S A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF REVENUE, IT EXCEEDS THE VALUE OF MONEY WE GAIN IN REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES, SO IT'S An APPRECIABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY.)) [runs 08]
[out q= of money.]
[sot 15:15:09]
[in q=We're here ]

((JIM STALLARD/WYTHEVILLE BUSINESSMAN:WE'RE HERE TO LOOK AT ALL THE ALTERNATIVES WITH AN OPEN MIND BUT WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ANYTHING THAT COULD HURT THE ECONOMY AND OBVIOUSLY MOVING THE ROADS COULD HAVE A BIG EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY WHICH WOULD HURT MY BUSINESS AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS 12]
[out q= in the area.]


But this latest proposal does have at least one supporter.
Butch Collins says he'll probably lose his home if the interstates are separated but thinks it's the best proposal.

[sot 15:36:03]
[in q= It's ]

((BUTCH COLLINS/WYTHE CO. RESIDENT: IT'S JUST SO BUSY BETWEEN FORT CHISWELL TO WYTHEVILLE, IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE OUT ON THE INTERSTATES, THE TRUCKS ARE SO BAD, AND SO MUCH TRAFFIC, THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT REALLY.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q= it really.]

[TAKE SU]
V-DOT officials and engineers stress the project is still in its infancy-- that they don't expect any firm decisions for at least another three years. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe Co.))

[2-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Orthodox Good Friday brings no relief for Yugoslavia.
Overnight NATO continued striking at the country's infrastructure, hitting an oil depot and a sprawling weapons complex that contains the country's only auto plant.
The Cyprus leader vying for the release of three captured U-S soldiers is to meet with Yugoslav's president later today.
Bobbi Harley reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:55]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokesman;]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON]

(( NATO VOWED TO PRESS ON WITH AIR STRIKES-- AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID!
HUGE FLAMES AND THICK SMOKE MARKED THE LATEST ROUND OF ATTACKS.
ACCORDING TO YUGOSLAV TELEVISION, NATO MISSILES HIT FUEL DEPOTS AT A STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY IN A TOWN JUST SOUTH OF BELGRADE.
REPORTS SAY A MAJOR POWER LINE AND SERBIA'S ONLY CAR PLANT WERE ALSO STRUCK.
NATO SAYS THE BOMBINGS WILL CONTINUE.. EVEN AS THE FATE OF THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS HANGS IN THE BALANCE.
THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS IS IN BELGRADE TODAY.. TO TRY TO WIN BACK THEIR FREEDOM.
THE U-S IS DEMANDING THE SERVICEMEN BE RELEASED UNCONDITIONALLY:
((SOT-JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN)) "There is no basis for the detention of these men, and they should be re

leased immediately. Any attempt to use the three as bargaining chips is both illegal and immoral." ((LOCATOR: NEW YORK, NY)) ((track))
MEANWHILE, TONS OF SUPPLIES--AND PLENTY OF HELPING HANDS--ARE HEADED TO THE REFUGEE CAMPS... WHERE THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF FOOD AND MEDICAL ATTENTION.
NATO IS SENDING ABOUT EIGHT-THOUSAND TROOPS TO ALBANIA.. TO ASSIST WITH THE HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE.
AND A HIGH-RANKING U-N OFFICIAL VISITS ONE OF MACEDONIA'S LARGEST TENT CAMPS TODAY... TO SEE WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE THERE. ((STANDUP)) Mentions relief workers helping to bring refugee families back to together.))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hume/Interactive Designs; :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :25]
[RUNS=2:51]
[OUT Q=to do that pretty well]


[Steve Live]

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: web ))

[S-County-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-7 TC1:00:28]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


Roanoke County is hoping a new industrial development, unique to western Virginia, will bring high tech employers and jobs to the Valley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Center for Research and Technology will be located on 456 acres not far from the Dixie Caverns exit on Interstate 81.
It will combine corporate headquarters, manufacturing facilities, residential development and a shopping area to attract new industries...
And Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher says it will benefit from its proximity to the Smart Road and Virginia Tech.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-9th DISTRICT: AND OUR ANTICIPATION IS THAT THOUSANDS OF JOBS WILL BE CREATED HERE IN COMPANIES FOCUSING ON BIOTECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS THAT STEM FROM THAT RESEARCH.))
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The site is located in Boucher's district, and the congressman says he will work to secure federal funds for site improvements.
Water and sewer lines will be extended to the site this summer, and county officials hope to announce their first tenant within a year.
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A new crisis is brewing in Washington, call it Beaver-gate.
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Two busy beavers have chewed their way through nine cherry trees and nibbled four more near Washington's Jefferson Memorial in less than a week.
The damage comes at the height of the spring cherry blossoms in the nation's capital.
National Park Service officers are preparing traps to catch -- and relocate -- the busy beavers, who have been spotted swimming in the Potomac River.
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In sports, Salem scores an avalanche of runs in its home opener.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A tip helped Henry County deputies find a murder suspect last night.
35-year old Michael Ramey was arrested around nine-30.
Authorities believe Ramey killed one woman and wounded two others.
He's charged with capital murder and robbery.
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A Botetourt County jury found Dorothea Martin guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her husband.
Martin is free on bond until her sentencing.
Her lawyers will appeal-- they say most of the evidence in the case is hearsay.
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Most people at a last night's public meeting meeting in Wythe County agree that something needs to be done to ease overcrowding on Interstates 77 and 81.
But that's where much of the agreement ends.
Some believe widening the shared roadway is the best choice while others want the interstates seperated.
V-Dot says a firm decision won't be made for at least another three years.
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A Floyd county inn does more than offer its guests a phone- free place to relax--
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The Harmony Farm Bed and Breakfast also stimulates their interest in NATURE.
The three- room bed and breakfast features units designed as an aviary, a Native American wig wam, and a bear's den.
And at least while they're here, it seems guests develop a greater love for the great outdoors...
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((SUE BAKER/INNKEEPER: WE'VE EVEN HAD SOME PEOPLE GET UP VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING AND GO OUT TO THE PARKWAY AND ENJOY THE SUNRISE. THE SOUND OF BIRDS IS WONDERFUL IN THE SUMMERTIME AND YOU CAN BE WOKEN BY THEM. SO, IT REALLY IS A PLEASURE TO COME AND ENJOY THE CREATION THAT GOD HAS MADE.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN TIME OFF BOARD]
We'll take you to the bed and breakfast that brings the "outside" in-- coming up in "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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