[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Relief organizations fear ethnic Albanians are being forced back at the borders.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a massive wildfire chars tens of thousands of acres of Everglad marsh land and threatens some Indian reservations.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
Relief organizations are worried that thousands of refugees are being turned back into Kosovo.
Meantime, NATO warplanes overnight blasted Serb military installations and Communications sites.
Lisa Hughes joins us from Washington with the latest.
[Live=Lisa Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[Live=Lisa Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)

(( MORE U-S TROOPS HEAD TO THE BALKANS.. TO DEAL WITH THE EVER-WIDENING CRISIS IN KOSOVO.
THEY WILL BE STATIONED IN NEIGHBORING ALBANIA-- TO PROTECT THE LOW-FLYING APACHE HELICOPTERS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE THERE TODAY.
MEANWHILE, THE AIR STRIKES CONTINUE.
YUGOSLAV TELEVISION SHOWED VIDEO AND STILL PHOTOS OF OVERNIGHT DAMAGE TO INDUSTRIAL CENTERS, RAIL LINKS, AND COMMUNICATION SITES.
AT LEAST ONE DEATH WAS REPORTED.
((NAT SOT))


AND THERE'S CONCERN TODAY.. ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE YUGOSLAV BORDER STATIONS.
THE THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES SEEN JUST DAYS AGO TRYING TO LEAVE KOSOVO-- HAVE NOW DWINDLED TO ONLY A FEW.
IT'S FEARED MANY OF THEM ARE BEING ORDERED TO TURN AROUND:
((SOT: REFUGEE))

"This woman says her husband and father were sent back because they didn't have passports."
THERE ARE ALSO MORE REPORTS OF SERB VIOLENCE SPILLING OVER INTO NEIGHBORING STATES.
A U-N HIGH COMMISSIONER IS NOW RECOMMENDING THE REFUGEES BE HOUSED IN CAMPS FAR AWAY FROM THE BORDERS--
FAR AWAY FROM THE TENSIONS OF THEIR HOMELAND.))

[FL-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A massive wildfire is moving through the Florida Everglades this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Broward Co., FL;]


Fire officials say the stubborn blaze has charred more than 130 thousand acres.
It's threatening two Indian reservations but so far no structures have been damaged.
The smoke is so thick that part of I-75, known as Alligator Alley, has been shut down.
It's the main highway between Miami and Florida's west coast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN=]

((TODD DELUC, BROWARD COUNTY FIRE RESCUE, ""RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST TRYING TO CONTROL THE BLAZE AND SETTING THE BACKFIRES ... HOPING THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO." ))
[SUPER=01-Todd Deluc/Broward Co. Fire and Rescue;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials expect erratic winds and dry weather to remain in the coming days, making new fires quick to start and difficult to fight.
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[S-Dr-Pepper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:11:17]
[GRAPHIC=Dr. Pepper]


A local soft drink landmark is in ruins.
Over the weekend, fire heavily damaged the pharmacy where Dr- Charles Pepper used to work.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, for many in Wythe County the flames destroyed more than just a building.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire]
[SUPER=03-Rural Retreat/Sunday; :00]
[super=03-Rural Retreat; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ray Matney/Rural Retreat Town Manager; :21]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :59]
[SUPER=01-John Shumate/Rural Retreat Assistant Fire Chief; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Rural Retreat.]

(( The fire started sometime around three thirty Sunday afternoon and didn't take long to spread.
In a matter of hours, flames had torn through the town of Rural Retreat's most noteworthy claim to fame.
Dr. Charles Pepper, the man the world famous softdrink is named after, used to work in this building.
[sot 13:00:02]
[in q= The word ]

((RAY MATNEY/ RURAL RETREAT TOWN MANAGER: THE WORD I'VE HEARD MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS BROKEN HEARTED, THE COMMUNITY IS VERY SYMPATHETIC, THIS COMMUNITY IS A VERY PROUD COMMUNITY, THEY'RE SUPER GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY LOVE THEIR HISTORY AND THEY LOVE THEIR PAST AND THEY'RE ALL HURT BY THE LOSS.))
[runs= 15]
[out q= the loss.]


Fire fighters still don't know what caused the fire but suspect it started in the back of the structure.
Bill Ricketts of North Carolina bought the building about a year and a half ago.
He owns a large collection of Dr. Pepper memorabilia and had hoped to turn the historic building into an ice cream parlor and Dr. Pepper museum.
It's a dream Ricketts hasn't abandoned, saying he hopes to salvage at least part of the building. [TAKE SU] The owner won't know the answer to that question for a while, but fire fighters here aren't optimistic.
[sot 12:53:03]
[in q= ]

(( JOHN SHUMATE/RURAL RETREAT FIRE FIGHTER:THEY'LL WIND UP PROBABLY CONDEMNING IT, AND GO AHEAD AND DESTROYING IT, THE OUTER SHELL IS WEAK WHERE IT'S HAD A LOT OF FIRE. ))
[runs= 07]
[out q=lot of fire. ]


No one was injured in the fire.
The building was vacant, except for a small beauty salon. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rural Retreat.))

[Evans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Andre Evans]


The capital murder trial of Andre Evans resumes later this morning in Bedford.
A judge must decide whether Evans killed two men in cold blood, or in the heat of passion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


His lawyers chose a judge instead of a jury because they didn't believe twelve Bedford County citizens could fully appreciate the difference between first degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But our evidence will 1:54:19]
[SUPER=01-Webster Hoageland/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=heat of passion]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-September 1997]


Defense attorneys say Evans shot and killed Timothy Robinson in self- defense and then turned the gun on Lorin Murphy while Evans was still out of control with rage.
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[Jenkins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Virginia is ready to execute another inmate, unless Governor Gilmore intervenes.
Arthur Ray Jenkins killed his uncle and another man in a 1990 Warren County robbery.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied an appeal and stay of execution.
If the governor does not grant clemency, Jenkins will be executed tonight.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a few trips to the Pro Bowl don't mean job security in the N-F-L.
With that story and more, here's Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A little golf]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(toss to Wx)


[One-Steve]


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


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



(Intro from Desk)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=sixteen hands is]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Shankin/16 Hands; :11]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=efforts in that way]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: 16 hands))

[S-Dr-Pepper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:11:17]
[GRAPHIC=Dr. Pepper]


A local soft drink landmark is in ruins.
Over the weekend, fire heavily damaged the pharmacy where Dr- Charles Pepper used to work.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, for many in Wythe County the flames destroyed more than just a building.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire]
[SUPER=03-Rural Retreat/Sunday; :00]
[super=03-Rural Retreat; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ray Matney/Rural Retreat Town Manager; :21]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :59]
[SUPER=01-John Shumate/Rural Retreat Assistant Fire Chief; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Rural Retreat.]

(( The fire started sometime around three thirty Sunday afternoon and didn't take long to spread.
In a matter of hours, flames had torn through the town of Rural Retreat's most noteworthy claim to fame.
Dr. Charles Pepper, the man the world famous softdrink is named after, used to work in this building.
[sot 13:00:02]
[in q= The word ]

((RAY MATNEY/ RURAL RETREAT TOWN MANAGER: THE WORD I'VE HEARD MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS BROKEN HEARTED, THE COMMUNITY IS VERY SYMPATHETIC, THIS COMMUNITY IS A VERY PROUD COMMUNITY, THEY'RE SUPER GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY LOVE THEIR HISTORY AND THEY LOVE THEIR PAST AND THEY'RE ALL HURT BY THE LOSS.))
[runs= 15]
[out q= the loss.]


Fire fighters still don't know what caused the fire but suspect it started in the back of the structure.
Bill Ricketts of North Carolina bought the building about a year and a half ago.
He owns a large collection of Dr. Pepper memorabilia and had hoped to turn the historic building into an ice cream parlor and Dr. Pepper museum.
It's a dream Ricketts hasn't abandoned, saying he hopes to salvage at least part of the building. [TAKE SU] The owner won't know the answer to that question for a while, but fire fighters here aren't optimistic.
[sot 12:53:03]
[in q= ]

(( JOHN SHUMATE/RURAL RETREAT FIRE FIGHTER:THEY'LL WIND UP PROBABLY CONDEMNING IT, AND GO AHEAD AND DESTROYING IT, THE OUTER SHELL IS WEAK WHERE IT'S HAD A LOT OF FIRE. ))
[runs= 07]
[out q=lot of fire. ]


No one was injured in the fire.
The building was vacant, except for a small beauty salon. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rural Retreat.))

[E-Pension-Flap]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:29:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The two-for one pension benefit continues to fuel controversy in the city of Roanoke.
Yesterday, one council member suggested the city deny cost of living raises to some of the officials who receive the benefit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The two-for one policy was rescinded in 1992, but members of the current city council say they're still hearing about it from constituents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:31:12]
[IN Q=I'm new here]

((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I'M NEW HERE. I'VE ONLY BEEN HERE FOR THREE YEARS AND I SAY JUST RECENTLY I GOT ABOUT 20 HITS ON THIS SITUATION. AND WHEN I SAY I DON'T KNOW. I CAN'T DO ANYTHING. I MEAN THE LOOKS THAT I GET.))
[SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=the looks that I get.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The benefit gave council members and top administrators two years of retirement credit for each year of service.


Swain wants to know if the city can legally deny cost of living adjustments to employees who benefitted from the policy, and who receive more than 50- thousand dollars a year from their city pensions.
That group would likely include former City Manager Bob Herbert and former City Attorney Wil Dibling.
The issue was referred to adminisitrators for their review.


[E-Tobacco-Billboards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:10:49]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


It's the end of an advertising era -- and health advocates hope the beginning of a new one.
Cigarette ads were banned from radio and TV years ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Starting Friday, they will be replaced on billboards across the nation by health messages.
Virginia's state-sponsored billboards were being printed, rolled, and shipped from Richmond today.
They target teens and merchants with low key messages Attorney General Mark Earley specifically chose to avoid bashing the tobacco industry.
(------------)



[S-VOPA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-12 45:36]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donations]


Mayors and Chairmen of the boards of five localities in the Roanoke Valley are proclaiming this week Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]


The Virginia Organ Procurement Agency will have a presence throughout the area to get people to think about becoming organ donors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 09 57 42]
[IN Q=We like to]

((TOM REED/VOPA: WE LIKE TO WORK WITH THE HOSPITAL STAFF, TAKE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED TRANSPLANTS INTO THE HOSPITAL UNITS WHERE PRIMARILY THESE PEOPLE ONLY SEE THE DONATION SIDE, THEY SEE THE SAD THINGS, THEY DON'T REALLY SEE THE END RESULTS OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT THEY DO, SO WE HAVE OUR RECIPIENTS WORK WITH OUR STAFF IN THE HOSPITAL UNITS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Reed/VOPA; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the hospital units.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


VOPA is also sponsoring Carolina League baseball games in Salem and Lynchburg.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's a new weapon against breast cancer.
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=1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THE F-D-A APPROVES A NEW DEVICE FOR DETECTING BREAST CANCER-- WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY ELIMINATE NEEDLESS BIOPSIES.
VT=VO

((vo))
IT'S CALLED T-SCAN 2000, AND IT USES ELECTRICAL CURRENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER A BREAST LUMP IS CANCEROUS OR BENIGN.
OFFICIALS SAY THIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP DOCTORS AVOID UNNECESSARY SURGERIES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A FATAL HEART CONDITION THAT'S PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.. COULD BE RUNNING IN YOUR FAMILY.
FRENCH RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT MIDDLE-AGED MEN WHOSE PARENTS DIED OF SUDDEN HEART FAILURE.. WERE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO DIE THAT WAY THEMSELVES.
DOCTORS RECOMMED PATIENTS LOWER THEIR RISK.. THROUGH DIET AND EXERCISE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND CIGARS ARE OFTEN THOUGHT OF AS MORE GLAMOROUS THAN CIGARETTES... BUT BOTH CAN DELIVER THE SAME LETHAL PUNCH.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, CIGAR SMOKERS ARE NINE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP LUNG CANCER THAN NON-SMOKERS--
FOR THIS REASON, OFFICIALS ARE SUPPORTING EFFORTS TO MAKE CIGAR SMOKING LESS APPEALING... SUCH AS TOUGHER WARNING LABELS, HIGHER TAXES, AND ADVERTISING BANS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for boards)

[essc8006] [essc4562]


(transition to weather)[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Spa]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Communications sites and a Yugoslav military garrison are among the latest targets of NATO warplanes.
Meantime, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is expected to testify today on the war before a Senate committee.


President Clinton has asked Congress to approve six billion dollars in funding for continued air strikes and refugee relief.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=melanie]


At least three servicemen are dead and one is missing after a Marine helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean during training in southern Japan.
The names and hometowns of the four Marines have not been released.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The wildfire in the Florida Everglades is spreading.
Since Saturday it's charred 130 thousand acres.
The Highway Patrol has shut down 60 miles of Interstate 75, and people with breathing problems are being told to stay indoors.
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday April 20th.
[ANCHOR=STEVE]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-kosovo]


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


NATO officials say clear weather conditions overnight in Yugoslavia allowed allied forces to bomb several communications and military sites as well as troops in the field.
Meantime, relief organizations are worried that thousands of refugees are being turned back into Kosovo.
The steady stream of people fleeing the province has slowed drastically.
Lisa Hughes reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:45:]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=cbs news washington.]

((MORE U-S TROOPS HEAD TO THE BALKANS.. TO DEAL WITH THE EVER-WIDENING CRISIS IN KOSOVO.
THEY WILL BE STATIONED IN NEIGHBORING ALBANIA-- TO PROTECT THE LOW-FLYING APACHE HELICOPTERS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE THERE TODAY.
MEANWHILE, THE AIR STRIKES CONTINUE.
YUGOSLAV TELEVISION SHOWED VIDEO AND STILL PHOTOS OF OVERNIGHT DAMAGE TO INDUSTRIAL CENTERS, RAIL LINKS, AND COMMUNICATION SITES.
AT LEAST ONE DEATH WAS REPORTED.
((NAT SOT))


AND THERE'S CONCERN TODAY.. ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE YUGOSLAV BORDER STATIONS.
THE THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES SEEN JUST DAYS AGO TRYING TO LEAVE KOSOVO-- HAVE NOW DWINDLED TO ONLY A FEW.
IT'S FEARED MANY OF THEM ARE BEING ORDERED TO TURN AROUND:
((SOT: REFUGEE))

"This woman says her husband and father were sent back because they didn't have passports."
THERE ARE ALSO MORE REPORTS OF SERB VIOLENCE SPILLING OVER INTO NEIGHBORING STATES.
A U-N HIGH COMMISSIONER IS NOW RECOMMENDING THE REFUGEES BE HOUSED ING CAMPS FAR AWAY FROM THE BORDERS--
FAR AWAY FROM THE TENSIONS OF THEIR HOMELAND. CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Chopper-crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Chopper Crash]


A U-S Marine helicopter has crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan, killing at least three servicemen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Okinawa, Japan;]


Rescue teams are still searching for a fourth Marine on board the aircraft.
The crash happened during a routine night-time training flight close to the air crew's base near Okinawa.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Meanwhile, two Marine jets pilots accidentally bombed a lookout post on Puerto Rico, killing one man and injuring four others.
One of the injured men is a military observer, the others are civillian contractors.
The incident happened on an island which is mostly controlled by the Navy for military maneuvers.

[2-Evans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Andre Evans]


The capital murder trial of Andre Evans resumes later this morning in Bedford.
A judge must decide whether Evans killed two men in cold blood, or in the heat of passion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


His lawyers chose a judge instead of a jury because they didn't believe twelve Bedford County citizens could fully appreciate the difference between first degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But our evidence will 1:54:19]
[SUPER=01-Webster Hoageland/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=heat of passion]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-September 1997]


Defense attorneys say Evans shot and killed Timothy Robinson in self- defense and then turned the gun on Lorin Murphy while Evans was still out of control with rage.
(------------)



[E-Pulaski-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-17 9:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A second degree murder charge has now been leveled against the Pulaski man accused of shooting a teenage girl over the weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Saturday;]


61-year old Kenneth Whorley was arrested Saturday in connection with the death of 17-year old Terri (doo-na-gen) Duangan.
The teenager was shot inside Whorley's Pulaski home, late Friday night.
Police are still trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting.
(------------)


[L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The medical examiner thinks the death of a motorist in Lynchburg Saturday night was "probably" a suicide.
Police pulled John Lawrence Elrod over... suspecting Elrod was driving drunk with two children in the car who were NOT wearing seat belts.
As officers tried to forceably remove the 31- year old man from the car, Elrod grabbed a handgun, put it to his own head and the gun went off.
Doctor William Masello said yesterday that the bullet wound was "consistent with a self-inflicted" injury.
He says "it sounds like suicide," though Doctor Masello says he'll wait for the police report before making an official ruling on the cause of death.

[E-Majeus]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:53:45]
[GRAPHIC=Majeus Pleads Guilty (2204)]

At least one case is closed for the Federal National Exchange Bank.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Yvon Vital Majeus (ee-VON VI-tal MAY-juss) pled guilty this morning to the October Ninth robbery of F-N-E-B.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1998]

The 22-year old Roanoke man also pled guilty to counts of using a weapon in the crime and driving a getaway car for a robbery of the same bank on November Second. Majeus apologized to the State and the Country. He is now HELPING the F-B-I investigate the second robbery. Majeus may still face another charge in that case. He currently faces up to 55-years in prison.
(------------)


[E-Airline-Study]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=NetD]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways Top Rated]


U-S Airways is flying high over a new study on airline quality.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Researchers at Wichita State University rated US-Airways the best major carrier in the land last year. Just one year earlier, the airline came in last.
The survey of major airlines looked at things like customer complaints, on-time performance, and lost baggage figures. [Take Pinnacle Page] US-Airways is one of the big carriers in our region. Here's how the others fared. Delta came in 4th. Northwest and United were at the bottom of major carriers, at 9th and 10th.
(------------)


[Three-Steve]


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


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



(I'll intro tape)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everything I do]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Shankin/Potter; 2:05]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=till the end of time]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for boards)

[essc8006] [essc4562]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: potter))

[Lexington-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-14 TC24:07]
[GRAPHIC=Volunteer shortagte]


Rescue Squad workers in Lexington says they need some help, and they're asking the City to pay for it.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Lexington Lifesaving Crew]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Troy Potter/2nd Lieutenant; :12]
[SUPER=01-Mike Burton/1st Lieutenant; :52]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


[E-Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:24:16]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. New Jobs]


They've lost hundreds of jobs in the textile industry.
But now Martinsville and Henry County officials are enjoying a winning streak.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Two high-tech manufacturers say they'll add a total of 30 jobs.
This comes less than a month after two furniture companies expanded.
And these new jobs are the kind of jobs that officials say have drawn local college students away from home and into Northern Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 27:16]
[IN Q=most of]

((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN: MOST OF 'EM LEAVE BECAUSE THERE'S NO JOB HERE FOR 'EM, BUT I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY A COMPANY CAN'T DO THE SAME THINGS THAT THEY CAN IN FAIRFAX VIRGINIA WITH A WHOLE LOT LESS MONEY. ))
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Later this week Henry County is planning another announcement.
An apparel company is expected to reverse the trend of sending American jobs to foreign countries...and bring hundreds of sewing jobs to Henry County.
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[S-Track-Profit]


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Virginia's only parimutuel horse racing track is finally turning a profit.
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Colonial Downs says it needs more than four off-track betting parlors to be a financial success.
But with belt-tightening measures, smaller purses for live racing at the New Kent County track, and better marketing, the company turned a small profit in the first quarter of this year.
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Voters approved the track in the late '80s... but it wasn't built until two years ago.
In its first year, Colonial Downs lost more than five million dollars.
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In sports, the Virginia Cavaliers are about to be a man short.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The capital murder trial of Andre Evans resumes this morning in Bedford.
He's accused of murdering Timothy Robinson and Lorin Murphy in September, 1997.
Defense attornies say he shot Robbins in self defense and was out of control with rage when he turned the gun on Murphy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Pulaski man now faces murder charges for the deadly weekend shooting of 17-year old Terri (doo-na-gen) Dunagan.


Dunagan was shot inside 61-year old Kenneth Whorley's home.
Police are still trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Folks in Rural Retreat are remembering the town's most noteworthy landmark.
Fire tore through the pharmacy where Doctor Charles Pepper where he created the softdrink that bears his name.
Fire fighters still don't know what caused the blaze, but suspect it started in the back of the structure.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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(ad lib bye) (live ad lib, tease tomorrow)