[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Today federal investigators will begin looking for clues to yesterday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery county.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Norfolk Southern's plan to slow down production of coal cars means the lay off of more than 100 workers.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin is up next.

[11-Plane-Down]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-6]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Federal investigators will begin searching for the cause of yesterday's plane crash in Montgomery County.
Four people died when the plane hit the ground on it's way to Claxton, Georgia.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the twin engine]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neal Turner/Montgomery Co. Chief Deputy; :17]
[SUPER=01-Travis Harvey/Montgomery Co. Dispatcher; :43]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Va. State Police; 1:24]
[SUPER=@Eric2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=was a causitive factor;]


((Police say the twin engine Beechcraft apparently lost power and spun into the mountainside. The damage was severe... the plane's cabin was shredded... some seats thrown several feet away.
The wreckage was shrouded from view by the trees.

[SOT 02:25:23]
[IN Q=it was confirmed]

(( NEAL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. CHIEF DEPUTY; IT WAS CONFIRMED WITH ROANOKE AIRPORT EARLIER THAT A PLANE WAS DOWN, WITH THE HELP OF LIFEGUARD TEN THE PLANE WAS DISCOVERED.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=was discovered]



Rescue trucks couldn't get past the mud and trees, so four wheel drive all terrain vehicles created a path to the crash site.
Dispatcher Travis Harvey gave up his seat behind the radio to drive a four wheeler up and down the mountain.

[SOT 02:26:07 ]
[IN Q=it's reall muddy]

(( TRAVIS HARVEY/MONTGOMERY CO. DISPATCHER; IT'S REAL MUDDY AND ROCKY, WE GOT TWO TRUCKS STUCK AT THE TIME AND WE'VE BEEN USING ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES TO GET TO THE TOP AND COME BACK DOWN, WE'VE BEEN RUNNING SUPPLIES BACK AND FORTH. ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=back and forth]



supplies like chainsaws... necessary to cut a path to the wreckage, allowing emergency crews to remove the bodies before nightfall.
The pilot was David Matthews Smith, age 42 of Winchester... passengers Warren C. Moorman, age 73 of Hardy.
And two men from Frederick Maryland, 56 year old John James Gordon, and 42 year old Steve Hunt McGuigan.

Based on the wreckage at the scene, investigators say there is NO evidence of fire, and the plane did have fuel on board when it crashed.
There were high winds in the area at the time of the crash.

[SOT 12:40:44]
[IN Q=we can't rule]

(( SGT. TOM FOSTER/ VA. STATE POLICE; WE CAN'T RULE ANYTHING IN OR ANYTHING OUT AT THIS POINT, BUT WE HAVE NO INDICATION THAT THE WIND WAS A CAUSITIVE FACTOR; ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=causitive factor]



Representatives from company that built the plane's engine will join federal investigators on the scene.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))


[11-NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-11 24:49]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


They won't be making as many coal cars at the Norfolk Southern shops in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


N-S is going to slow production from 10 "hoppers" a day to six.
The company also will lay off 110-people.
This, after the company watched its coal-transporting revenues drop in the last year.
Norfolk Southern blames the drop on the global economic crisis...
Even though at least one union says there might be a second reason for the layoffs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:44:53 //// 2:33:19]
[bump sots]
[IN Q=our ability, i think]

((SUSAN BLAND: OUR ABILITY TO SELL COAL IN THE REST OF THE WORLD DIRECTLY IMPACTS OUR ABILITY TO EMPLOY PEOPLE HERE. PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT COAL IS A VITAL PART OF THE ROANOKE ECONOMY.//////JACK MEDLEY: I THINK CONRAIL HAS A PART IN THIS. I'M NOT SAYING IT HAS A MAJOR PART. BUT I'M SAYING THE CONRAIL CONSOLIDATION HAS A PART IN THIS FURLOUGH. ))


[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/Norfolk Southern;]
[SUPER=01-Jack Medley/Brotherhood Railway Carmen;11]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=this furlough]
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[VO-NAT]


Norfolk Southern said its 10-billion dollar merger with Conrail had nothing to do with this layoff.
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[Kosovo]


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


It's been a busy night for NATO--
Yugoslav media say among the overnight targets were an oil refinery near Belgrade, an oil depot, and a plastics factory near Kosovo's capital, Pristina.
NATO officials, meanwhile, have expressed regret that civilians were killed in the bombing of a railroad bridge yesterday.
Serb officials say at least ten people aboard a Yugoslav passenger train were killed.
Bobbi Harley reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Air strikes continue]
[SUPER=03-Pancevo, Yugoslavia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; :28]
[SUPER=03-Oslo, Norway; :39]
[SUPER=03-White House; :52]
[SUPER=01-Richard Gephardt/(D) House Minority Leader; :59]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=Harley, CBS News, the White House.]

(((LOCATOR: PANCEVO, YUGOSLAVIA))

AIR STRIKES CONTINUE TO POUND THE YUGOSLAV LANDSCAPE.. AS NATO GOES AFTER THE LIFE-BLOOD OF THE SERBIAN ARMY.
THE STATE-RUN NEWS AGENCY SAYS MISSILES BLASTED FUEL DEPOTS OVERNIGHT... AND HALTED PRODUCTION AT THE COUNTRY'S MAIN OIL REFINERY.
THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF CASUALITIES--
UNLIKE YESTERDAY, WHEN NATO BOMBS HIT A PASSENGER TRAIN.
THE SERBS SAY 10 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.
NATO OFFICIALS MAINTAIN THE BRIDGE CROSSING WAS THE TARGET-- AND NOT THE TRAIN:

((SOT: JAMIE SHEA/NATO SPOKESMAN))

"We regret any loss of life this may have caused.. because our policy remains to minimize collateral damage. That is to say all damage to civilian lives."
((LOCATOR: OSLO, NORWAY))

THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES ITS EFFORTS.. TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR THE NATO MISSION.
SECRETARY OF STATE, MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, IS MEETING WITH RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER IN NORWAY TODAY.. TO ADDRESS MOSCOW'S GROWING CONCERNS.
((THE WHITE HOUSE))

LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT CLINTON BRIEFED CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ON THE BOMBING CAMPAIGN--
THEY SEEMED PLEASED WITH WHAT THEY HEARD:

((SOT: RICHARD GEPHARDT/HOUSE MINORITY LEADER (D) Missouri))

"Mr. Milosevic should understand that the NATO countries are united. I think he should understand that America is united with NATO in this quest."

THE WHITE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO ASK CONGRESS FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR THE AIR STRIKES--
A PRICE-TAG THAT'S SURE TO RISE IN THE COMING DAYS.
NATO IS REPORTEDLY REQUESTING AN ADDITIONAL 300 U-S WARPLANES.. TO ADD TO ITS FLEET.
(Standup))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Express leaves its regular- season troubles behind.
With that story and more, here's Denise Allen.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[11-Trailer-Overturned]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Weather Damage]


High winds wreaked havoc on drivers yesterday - and even some folks just sitting inside a home.
In Carroll County two tractor trailers were blown over almost simultaneously on Interstate 77 around 12-30.

State Police say wind gusts were clocked at as much as 127 miles per hour in the area.
No one was injured in either accident, but the Northbound lanes of I-77 were shut down for about 40 minutes.

[11-Tree-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:05:37]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The blustery breezes also caused problems for some people in a Roanoke County home.
Around noon yesterday, wind knocked down an oak tree in the 24-hundred block of Loch Haven Drive.
The tree smashed into the roof of a log house under renovation, and shook up the people and pets inside.
No one was hurt.
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[11-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:07:59]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Former Governor George Allen may make a big announcement today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stafford Co.]


Allen's scheduled a morning news conference in Charlottesville to declare if he's officially a Republican candidate for the U-S Senate in the year 2000.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Chuck Robb]


Incumbent Democrat Chuck Robb is expected to run for re-election.



[11-Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:21:56]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Several lawmakers are speaking about the possibilty of ground troops.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he doesn't think its worth the danger.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=While we may]

[10:05:12,Valley-Bank] ((REP. GOODLATTE: WHILE WE MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH MORE WITH GROUND TROOPS, I WOULD HATE TO SEE AMERICAN LIVES LOST IN THIS MATTER. AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO DEVELOP AN EXIT STRATEGY AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH AS MUCH AS WE CAN AND THEN BRING OUR TROOPS OUT OF THERE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. ))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]

Representative Rick Boucher did not say where he stands on the use of ground troops, but offered his support for the current mission.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well I'm not going]

[10:18:05, Donnelley-Boucher] ((REP. BOUCHER: WELL I'M NOT GOING TO OFFER MILITARY ADVICE TO THE NATO PLANNERS OR TO THE PENTAGON. I CAN SAY THAT WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE FOREMOST IN SUPPORT TO OUR TROOPS IN THE FIELD, I WILL CERTAINLY PROVIDE.))
[SUPER=@Boucher]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=certainly provide.]
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=hold]

The Congressmen both say they support our troops. But it's Goodlatte who stresses a quick end to the crisis.


[11-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-9 56:14]
[GRAPHIC=John Warner]


Everywhere Virginia Senator John Warner goes these days, people want to talk about Kosovo.
And the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has some well-informed opinions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stafford Co.]


Warner told a town hall meeting in Stafford County yesterday that NATO should NOT fear Russian involvement in the Balkans.
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[SOT 11:19:28]
[IN Q=Russia is]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: RUSSIA IS LOOKING FOR A ROLE TO PLAY THAT'S POSITIVE. THAT COUNTRY IS ON THE BRINK OF TOTAL FINANCIAL DISASTER. IT'S DEPENDENT ON THE WESTERN WORLD FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.))
[SUPER=@Warner;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=financial assistance.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Warner says NATO air strikes are weakening Yugoslavian resolve... and he thinks Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic will come to the negotiating table soon.
[2-HEADLINES]
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Investigators will begin the difficult task of searching for the cause of yesterday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County.
The plane went down en route to Claxton, Georgia.
Four people were killed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The global economic crisis is being blamed for Norfolk Southern's decision to lay off 110 people.
N-S plans to slow down its production of coal cars.
The company will drop from producin 10 "hoppers" a day to six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And talk show host Jenny Jones took the stand yesterday in the civil suit against her and her program.
The family of murder victim Scott Amedure blames the Jenny Jones Show for his killing.
On the show, Amedure admitted to having a crush of Jonathan Schmitz, days before Schmitz allegedly killed him.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, April 13th.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[211-Plane-Down]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-6]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


The search will begin today for the cause of yesterday's plane crash in Montgomery County.
Four people died when the plane hit the ground on it's way to Claxton, Georgia.
Eric Earnhart has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the twin engine]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neal Turner/Montgomery Co. Chief Deputy; :17]
[SUPER=01-Travis Harvey/Montgomery Co. Dispatcher; :43]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Va. State Police; 1:24]
[SUPER=@Eric2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=was a causitive factor;]


((Police say the twin engine Beechcraft apparently lost power and spun into the mountainside. The damage was severe... the plane's cabin was shredded... some seats thrown several feet away.
The wreckage was shrouded from view by the trees.

[SOT 02:25:23]
[IN Q=it was confirmed]

(( NEAL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. CHIEF DEPUTY; IT WAS CONFIRMED WITH ROANOKE AIRPORT EARLIER THAT A PLANE WAS DOWN, WITH THE HELP OF LIFEGUARD TEN THE PLANE WAS DISCOVERED.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=was discovered]



Rescue trucks couldn't get past the mud and trees, so four wheel drive all terrain vehicles created a path to the crash site.
Dispatcher Travis Harvey gave up his seat behind the radio to drive a four wheeler up and down the mountain.

[SOT 02:26:07 ]
[IN Q=it's reall muddy]

(( TRAVIS HARVEY/MONTGOMERY CO. DISPATCHER; IT'S REAL MUDDY AND ROCKY, WE GOT TWO TRUCKS STUCK AT THE TIME AND WE'VE BEEN USING ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES TO GET TO THE TOP AND COME BACK DOWN, WE'VE BEEN RUNNING SUPPLIES BACK AND FORTH. ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=back and forth]



supplies like chainsaws... necessary to cut a path to the wreckage, allowing emergency crews to remove the bodies before nightfall.
The pilot was David Matthews Smith, age 42 of Winchester... passengers Warren C. Moorman, age 73 of Hardy.
And two men from Frederick Maryland, 56 year old John James Gordon, and 42 year old Steve Hunt McGuigan.

Based on the wreckage at the scene, investigators say there is NO evidence of fire, and the plane did have fuel on board when it crashed.
There were high winds in the area at the time of the crash.

[SOT 12:40:44]
[IN Q=we can't rule]

(( SGT. TOM FOSTER/ VA. STATE POLICE; WE CAN'T RULE ANYTHING IN OR ANYTHING OUT AT THIS POINT, BUT WE HAVE NO INDICATION THAT THE WIND WAS A CAUSITIVE FACTOR; ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=causitive factor]



Representatives from company that built the plane's engine will join federal investigators on the scene.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))


[211-NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-11 24:49]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


They won't be making as many coal cars at the Norfolk Southern shops in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


N-S is going to slow production from 10 "hoppers" a day to six.
The company also will lay off 110-people.
This, after the company watched its coal-transporting revenues drop in the last year.
Norfolk Southern blames the drop on the global economic crisis...
Even though at least one union says there might be a second reason for the layoffs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:44:53 //// 2:33:19]
[bump sots]
[IN Q=our ability, i think]

((SUSAN BLAND: OUR ABILITY TO SELL COAL IN THE REST OF THE WORLD DIRECTLY IMPACTS OUR ABILITY TO EMPLOY PEOPLE HERE. PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT COAL IS A VITAL PART OF THE ROANOKE ECONOMY.//////JACK MEDLEY: I THINK CONRAIL HAS A PART IN THIS. I'M NOT SAYING IT HAS A MAJOR PART. BUT I'M SAYING THE CONRAIL CONSOLIDATION HAS A PART IN THIS FURLOUGH. ))


[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/Norfolk Southern;]
[SUPER=01-Jack Medley/Brotherhood Railway Carmen;11]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=this furlough]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Norfolk Southern said its 10-billion dollar merger with Conrail had nothing to do with this layoff.
(------------)




[2-Kosovo]


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


NATO is expressing sorrow over the deaths of civilians during yesterday's bombing of a railroad bridge.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pancevo, Yugoslavia;]


Serb officials say at least 10 died aboard a Yugoslav passenger train.
NATO leaders say the bridge CROSSING was actually their target, not the train.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:47]
[IN Q=We regret]

((JAMIE SHEA/NATO SPOKESM,AN: WE REGRET ANY LOSS OF LIFE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED...BECAUSE OUR POLICE REMAINS TO MINIMIZE COLLATERAL DAMAGE. THAT IS, TO SAY ALL DAMAGE TO CIVILIAN LIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=civilian lives and property]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, NATO succeeded in crippling Yugoslavia's fuel depots...halting production at the country's main oil refinery.
The Clinton administration is maintainig its firm support of the ally efforts.
The White house is expected to ask Congress for emergency funding for the air strikes.
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[Jenny-Jones]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
It was talk show host Jenny Jones' turn to answer some difficult questions---


Jones testified yesterday in the civil lawsuit against her and her program.
Both are accused of driving a guest on the show to murder another.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jenny Jones wasn't making]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;]
[SUPER=01-Jenny Jones/Talk Show Host;]
[SUPER=04-1995;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Pontiac Michigan]


(( JENNY JONES WASN'T MAKING ANY APOLOGIES FOR HER TV TALKSHOW WHEN SHE TOOK THE STAND . IN A CIVIL SUIT THAT HAS OFTENTIMES BEEN CHARATERIZED AS BIZARRE. SHE SAYS THE DAILY HEADLINES COMING OUT OF THE WHITEHOUSE DURING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL ARE NO LESS TAWDRY THAN A TOPIC LIKE SAME SEX SECRET CRUSHES.

(EXCHANGE REGARDING BILL CLINTON 14 54:38)

"Can you think of something more lurid than that? Well I think that as far as things that have been said in public the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky was much more lurid than this fantasy."

(SUPER: 1995)


JONATHAN SCHMITZ WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING SCOTT AMEDURE THREE DAYS AFTER THE TWO APPEARED ON A 1995 EPISODE OF JONE'S SHOW. THERE AMEDURE EXPRESSED A SEXUAL FANTASY FOR SCHMITZ WHICH INCLUDED TYING HIM UP IN HAMMOCK.

(FROM JONES TAPE)

"It entails like whip cream and champaign and stuff like that..claps"
AMEDURE'S FAMILY IS SUING THE SHOW AND IT'S PRODUCERS FOR 50 MILLION DOLLARS-CLAIMING THEY ARE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH. DURING HIS QUESTIONING OF JONES-FAMILY ATTORNEY GEOFFREY FIEGER HAMMERED AWAY A JONES FOR AMBUSHING AND EMBARRASSING SCHMITZ ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.

(SOT, JENNY JONES, TALK SHOW HOST)
"PARAPHRASE---I DON'T THINK SEXUAL FANTASIES ARE WRONG, IT WAS

SCOTT AMEDURE'S FANTASY AND HE HAD EVERY RIGHT TO SAY IT.
THE JONES ATTORNEYS MAINTAIN THE SHOW'S RESPONSIBILITY ENDED WHEN THE TWO MEN WALKED OUT OF THE STUDIO.

(STANDUP CLOSE DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)))


[Chained-Woman]


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


One of the suspects in the sex- torture case in New Mexico pleaded innocent to murder charges yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Mexico;]


27-year- old Dennis Roy Yancy is charged with murder in the death of 22- year- old Marie Parker, who disappeared in 19-97.
Yancy is also accused of kidnapping, conspiracy charges, and evidence tampering.
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[Fire-Rescue]


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


It was a dramatic rescue yesterday of an Atlanta construction worker-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


The un- identified worker was trapped on top of a burning crane.
He'd been stuck on the crane for more than an hour before rescue workers came along.
Hot flames and thick smoke made it tough for emergency crews to reach the man.
A firefighter was eventually attached to a cable and airlifted to him.
Once on the ground, the man walked by himself to a stretcher, and was rushed to the hospital.

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[11-Amherst-Deputies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:46:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Amherst County sheriff's deputies want to add emergency medical services to their list of responsibilities.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


The sheriff's department is applying to be a fully- licensed Advanced Life Support provider.
Deputies would then be equipped to administer life-saving aid in times of emergency.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:28:01]
[IN Q=When you've got]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE TRAINED PERSONNEL OUT HERE PATROLLING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, THAT'S WHERE I FEEL THE BENEFIT WILL COME IN. AND IF THE AGENCY HAD TO TAKE A MAN AND TRAIN HIM 480 HOURS AND PUT HIM THROUGH THAT TRAINING IT WOULD BE QUITE A BURDEN.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=quite a burden.]
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[VO-NAT]


Most of Ayers' deputies already have at least Basic Life Support Training.
The plan has the full support of Amherst County's volunteer rescue squads.
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[Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Clyde Bryant]


Former antique dealer Clyde S. Bryant has admittied to defrauding millions of dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/July 1996]


As part of a plea agreement, Bryant will plead guilty to money laundering and wire fraud at a May 17-th hearing in U-S District court in Roanoke.
Federal prosecutors will ask that Bryant be sentenced to five years in prison and forced to repay his victims 2-point-5 million dollars.
In September, Prosecutors said the money was allegedly used to pay for Bryant's personal expenses and gambling debts.

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[11-L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-4]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


Lynchburg officials unveiled their "no frills" budget for the next fiscal year yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The 101- million dollar spending plan represents about a four percent increase over last year's budget.
Most of that new spending will help provide a four percent merit pay increase for city employees.
Lynchburg is also spending 700- thousand dollars to protect itself from the "Y-2-K" bug.
The budget also holds the line on all city taxes.
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[11-Valley-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-5 1:05:56]
[GRAPHIC=Valley Bank]

Valley Bank has opened it's fourth branch.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The bank opened the doors yesterday in downtown Salem. This marks the fourth branch opening in just four years that Valley Bank has been in business. Salem City Council members were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Sonny Tarpley and Congressman Bob Goodlatte did the honors. Plans are underway for a fifth branch to open in the fall of 2000.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Today, federal investigators will begin searching for the cause of yesterday's plane crash that claimed 4 lives in Montgomery county.
Police say the twin engine Beechcraft apparently lost power and spun into the mountainside Based on the wreckage at the scene, investigators say there is NO evidence of fire, and the plane did have fuel on board when it crashed.
However, there were high winds in the area at the time.
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Norfolk-Southern has announced it is laying off 110 people.
This, after the company watched its coal-transporting revenues drop in the last year.
Norfolk Southern blames the drop on the global economic crisis...
The company also said its 10-billion dollar merger with Conrail had nothing to do with this layoff.

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And, The Amhearst County sheriff's department is applying to be a fully licensed Advanced Life Support provider.
This means deputies would be equipped to administer life saving aid in times of emergency.
Most of the deputies already have at least Basic Life Support training.
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