[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


One arrest is made in Colorado in connection to last week's high school massacre.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And local school officials try to calm fears of bombs and violence at schools in southwest virginia.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


This last day of April features more unseasonably cool weather...but high pressure promises a return of some sunshine just in time for any weekend plans.
The complete forecast..coming up in a few minutes.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-School-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:29:31]
[GRAPHIC=Rampant Rumors]


Southwest Virginia has been plauged with bomb threats and rumors of violence.
School officials are trying to calm the fears of parents and students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


At Hidden Valley Junior High, the principal held a series of assemblies.
He told students their school is safe.
And he said there's absolutely no truth to the rumor that there's a website threatening disaster at the school.
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[SOT 12:37]
[IN Q=since tuesday]

((DAVID BLEVINS: SINCE TUESDAY WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL STUDENTS SEARCHING FOR THAT WEBSITE THAT ARE VERY COMPUTER LITERATE PEOPLE. WE HAVE HAD A SYSTEMS ENGINEER WITH GE LOOKING FOR IT WHO'S A PARENT AND SAID THEY WOULD SEE IF THEY COULD FIND IT AND THEY CAN'T FIND ANYTHING AND THE REASON THEY CAN'T FIND IS, I BELIEVE, BECAUSE IT'S NOT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-David Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=IT'S NOT THERE]
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[VO-NAT]


Administrators say any student caught spreading those rumors will suffer severe consequences.
Two Roanoke County students already have been arrested.
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[E-Pitts-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:23:26]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat Charges]


A Gretna High School student is in jail this morning, following a fake bomb threat that forced students to evacuate yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]


Pittsylvania County deputies arrested 18-year-old Robert Desaay ("Duh-SAY") Davis in connection with the bomb threat. It was called in from a payphone inside the school early yesterday morning.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Davis is being held without bond at the Pittsylvania County Jail. Police say they expect to arrest two other students in connection with the same bomb threat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:33:20]
[IN Q=We would like to send]

((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND A VERY STRONG MESSAGE THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BOMB THREATS IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND THAT IT WHOWS WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL AND THE OTHER INDIVIDUALS THAT THEY WILL BE PLACED IN JAIL WITH NO BOND UNTIL THEY CAN BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE JUDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Major Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=before the judge]
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[VO-NAT]


No explosives were found, but police say there will be officers at the school again today.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-Wilson-arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-82 2:03:29]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


In Roanoke a seventh- grader was arrested for an incident that prompted officials to evacuate Woodrow Wilson Middle school on Monday.
The 13-year old student is charged with placing a device in the boys room that may have been designed to look like a bomb.
It was actually a couple of batteries wrapped in duct tape.
The arrest was made Wednesday, based on information provided by other students at Woodrow Wilson.
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[school-shooting]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


One arrest has been made in connection with last week's shooting at a Colorado high school.
A hardware store worker has been charged with making up a story about selling bomb-making materials to the gunmen.
Meantime investigators continue to interview a man suspected of selling a gun to the Columbine high school gunmen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO;]

[4:09:15]
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold bought the Tec-9 semi-automatic handgun from someone a pizza deliveryman introduced them to.
[Super=04-April 20;]

[file tape]
Crime laboratory technicians are conducting ballistics tests to determine which guns fired the ammunition that killed each of the 13 victims.
If it turns out that bullets fired by the TEC DC-9 did not hit anyone, the gun seller may only face charges of illegal gun peddling rather than being implicated in the murders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

(( MARK PAUTLER, JEFFERSON COUNTY DA'S OFFICE(161215) I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANY ARRESTS, HOW MANY ARRESTS, ALL I KNOW IS THEY'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO FIND OUT WHERE THAT TEC-9 CAME FROM.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Pautler/Jefferson Co. D. A.'s Office]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=tec-9 came from]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, the last victim was buried.
A moving service was held for 18-year old Isaiah Shoels.. who witnesses say was shot for being black.. and an athlete.
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[Cole]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


He spent eight years in prison for kidnapping a Roanoke real estate agent 25 years ago.
Now Larry Gene Cole is accused of murdering an Oregon park ranger and trying to kill another.
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[VO-NAT 10:29:29 Wednesday ]
[SUPER=03-Manzanita, OR;]


The two rangers were checking a restroom at a state park earlier this week when Cole allegedly shot and robbed them.

Cole was arraigned yesterday on aggravated murder, attempted murder and first-degree robbery charges in the Oregon case.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Cole made the F-B-I's ten most wanted list in 1974 when he was wanted for the kidnapping.
The victim was released when her husband paid a 25-thousand dollar ransom.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Express are getting ready to face off against the Richmond Renegades tonight.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT tc 5:52:23]
[IN Q=Good morning folks;]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=nice weekend everybody.]



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


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Dave Schulz/Roanoke Valley Mustang Club;]
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[kosovo]


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


Belgrade is cleaning up after the strongest NATO attack so far.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]

[4:16:20]
Huge explosions rocked the Yugoslav capital today, inflicting heavy damage to the buildings housing the interior ministry and the army's headquarters.
Meantime, military leaders are apologizing for another stray missile that destroyed a home in Bulgaria's capital city.
[SUPER=03-Brazda, Macedonia ;]

[4:18:37]
And in what now looks like a city unto itself, this refute camp in Macedonia is an example of a growing problem.
Built for five thousand, seven thousand already live here.
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[SOT]

[4:21:11]
[IN Q=]

(( RON REDMOND/U-N REFUGEE COMMISSION IN EFFECT, THIS CAMP IS GOING TO BE FULL BEFORE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OFFICIALLY OPEN))
[SUPER=01-Ron Redmond/U. N. Refugee Commision;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=BE OFFICIALLY OPEN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Reverend Jesse Jackson, in Belgrade hoping to come home with three captured American servicemen.
He plans to meet with Yugoslav government and church officials today, and the country's president tomorrow.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Russia's envoy is also due in Belgrade today, as he continues the Kremlin's efforts to find a diplomatic solution.

[E-Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-14 31:51]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]


It took a group of 23 experts and lake residents eight months to decide what one woman figured out last summer -- Smith Mountain Lake needs a full-time professional to check the water quality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Water Quality Task Force issued a report saying the lake must be monitored regularly for debris, silt and animal waste.
They say volunteers are NOT enough -- a professional should be paid to do these jobs.
But when Hilde Hussa, who directs the lake's policy advisory board, suggested this idea last summer, business leaders said she gave the lake a bad image and should be fired.
Hussa is NOT on this water quality task force.
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[E-Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-22 TC6:36]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


Planned Parenthood and the Children's Home Society of Virginia are joining forces to offer pregnant women a one of a kind option.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke's Planned Parenthood is working with the Home Society to offer adoption services at their medical clinics.

This is the only formal relationship of its kind in the United States where adoption and abortion services will be available under one roof.
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[SOT tc 15:04:25]
[IN Q=They are unaware;]
(DAVID NOVA/PRES. PLANNED PARENTHOOD BLUE RIDGE: THEY ARE UNAWARE OF THE MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO BIRTH MOTHERS NOWADA

YS. BY WORKING WITH CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY WE HOPE TO DISPEL THESE MYTHS, WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL GO ON TO MAKE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS WITH REGARD TO PREGNANCY.)
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood Blue Ridge]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=regard to pregnancy.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Adoption services will be available at the Roanoke Planned Parenthood beginning May 6 and expand to the Blacksburg center this summer.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, teen pregnancy hits an all time low.
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=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL IS NOT SAYING MUCH ABOUT THE CONDITION OF 17 LIVING PATIENTS WHO WERE MISDIAGNOSED FOR PROSTATE CANCER.
IT'S A CASE THAT COULD HAVE YOU QUESTIONING YOUR OWN HOSPITAL.
VT=VO

((vo))
STURDY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL--LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE BOSTON--TOLD 19 MEN THEY WERE CANCER-FREE.. ONLY TO FIND OUT YEARS LATER THEY ACTUALLY HAD THE DISEASE!
TWO OF THEM LATER DIED OF UNRELATED CAUSES.
THE PROSTATE EXAMS ARE NOW BEING REVIEWED.. TO SEE HOW THE TESTS COULD HAVE BEEN MISREAD.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE NUMBER OF TEENS HAVING BABIES IS AT AN ALL-TIME LOW.
ACCORDING TO A GOVERNMENT REPORT, THE TEEN BIRTH RATE IN THE U-S FELL BY 4-PERCENT IN 1997... CONTINUING A SIX-YEAR TREND.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY REASONS FOR THE DECLINE INCLUDE A FEAR OF AIDS.. MORE USE OF BIRTH CONTROL.. AND INCREASED PEER PRESSURE -NOT- TO HAVE SEX.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A NEW STUDY OUT TODAY DISPELLS THE MYTH AMERICA IS DRIVEN BY SEX.
A SURVEY ON SEXUAL HEALTH FINDS THAT 82-PERCENT OF ADULTS CONSIDER A SATISFYING SEX LIFE --IMPORTANT-- OR VERY IMPORTANT.
HOWEVER... FAMILY, MONEY, AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ALL RANK HIGHER.
ONE THING THAT DOESN'T RATE AS HIGH AS SEX-- JOB SATISFACTION.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS BEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
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[GRAPHIC=NONE]



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((Archive: mustangs)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Police in Colorado have made one arrest in connection with the Columbine school shooting.
But authorities say no other arrests are imminent.
A hardware store worker has been charged with making up a story about selling bomb-making materials to the gunmen.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The shootings have led to an epidemic of bomb threats and rumors of violence at southwest Virginia schools.
School officials are trying to calm the fears of parents and students.
At Hidden Valley Junior High, the principal held a series of assemblies.
He told students their school is safe.
And he said there's absolutely no truth to the rumor that there's a website threatening disaster at the school.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's a push for peace in Yugoslavia, following an early-morning barrage of NATO air attacks.
Jesse Jackson is in Belgrade, hoping to win the release of three captured U-S soldiers. Jackson says there's still room for diplomacy.
Also due in Belgrade today is a Russian envoy.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday April 30.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Mleanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-23 TC04:24]
[GRAPHIC=Rampant Rumors]


A series of bomb threats this week led officials to evacuate Northside Middle School in Roanoke County yesterday.


It was a scene repeated at a number of schools in the viewing area.
And, last night angry parents voiced their complaints and concerns to school board members at their regular meeting.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You keep on saying]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Shockley/Parent; :19]
[SUPER=01-Connie Miller/Parent; :35]
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent; :51]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]
(((///// SOT /////)
(([SOT 18.57.04 - 18.57.11]
[IN Q=You keep on saying]

((YOU KEEP ON SAYING THE SAME THING. ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME MY DAUGHTER IS DEAD NEXT WEEK THAT IT WAS A HOAX THAT I HAD TO BURY HER IN A WEEK?)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=bury her in a week.]


It was the same story-- parent after parent said their children were scared to go to school.
Scared due to threats or rumors of violence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18.20.58 - 18.21.13]
[IN Q=They feel what]

((DEBBIE SHOCKLEY/PARENT: THEY FEEL WHAT IS GOING ON AT EVERYONE OF THESE HIGH SCHOOLS WHERE THESE TRAGEDIES ARE HAPPENING AND WE ARE SO LUCKY THAT IT HAS NOT HAPPENED HERE YET. THERE IS A CHANCE THAT IT COULD HAPPEN THERE ARE SOME VERY SICK CHILDREN OUT THERE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=children out there.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18.32.54 - 18.33.01]
[IN Q=The kids that]

((CONNIE MILLER/PARENT:THE KIDS THAT ARE TRULY SCARED SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT THESE ISSUES SOMEONE THAT THEY CAN GO TO AND SAY I'M AFRAID.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=say I'm afraid.]


Several school officials targeted the media, blaming it for the negative impact of images from Littleton, Colorado.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18.37.58 - 18.38.16]
[IN Q=I'm not able]

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL'S SUPERINTENDENT:I'M NOT ABLE TO JUDGE THE MOTIVATIONS OF THOSE IN MEDIA BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY WERE PLAYED LITERALLY 24 HOURS A DAY SO THAT IF YOU DIDN'T GET IT GROUND INTO YOU THE HORROR OF THE SITUATION IT WAS PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=played over and over again.]


The Superintendent later offered a more tempered approach--and stressed the need to combat the growing fear.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18.38.27 - 18.38.43]
[IN Q=We can't lie to children]

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: WE CAN'T LIE TO CHILDREN. THEY'LL IMMEDIATELY KNOW IF WE TRY TO GIVE THEM FALSE PROMISES. I'M NOT SAYING THAT BUT THERE ARE ALSO REASONABLE LEVELS OF FEAR AND SOMEWHERE IN THESE NEXT FEW DAYS WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO THAT.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=back to that.]

[take pre pro]
Gordon reminded parents of a letter that went home today indicating a police officer will be posted in each high school and junior high school beginning Friday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THE SUPERINTENDENT ALSO SUGGESTED SETTING UP A BROAD-BASED CITIZENS COMMITTEE TO TALK ABOUT LONG RANGE PLANS TO ENSURE STUDENTS' SAFETY. SM, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]))))


[E-Media-Coverage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-11 42:36]
[GRAPHIC=Rampant Rumors]


As you just heard, some are questioning the role the media should play when rumors of bomb threats and Internet hit lists run rampant at schools. Under normal circumstances we would not report bomb threats unless there actually is a bomb. But media expert Wat Hopkins says in the wake of last week's shooting, the media has a responsibility to come out and say that the rumors are false.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=So if]

[02:24:18] ((WAT HOPKINS/VA TECH COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSOR: SO IF YOU'VE GOT A SITUATION IN WHICH A NUMBER OF RUMORS ARE BEING DISSEMINATED, I THINK YOU'VE GOT A RESPONSIBILITY TO SAY, WAIT A MINUTE, THESE THINGS AREN'T HAPPENING.))
[SUPER=01-Wat Hopkins/Va. Tech Communications Prof.]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=aren't happening.]
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=none]

Hopkins says, however, that until the country returns to a state of normalcy, we should remind viewers that sometimes "no news is good news."

[2-school-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


One arrest has been made in connection with last week's shooting at a Colorado high school.
A hardware store worker has been charged with making up a story about selling bomb-making materials to the gunmen.
Meantime investigators continue to interview a man suspected of selling a gun to the Columbine high school gunmen.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO;]

[4:09:15]
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold bought the Tec-9 semi-automatic handgun from someone a pizza deliveryman introduced them to.
[Super=04-April 20;]

[file tape]
Crime laboratory technicians are conducting ballistics tests to determine which guns fired the ammunition that killed each of the 13 victims.
If it turns out that bullets fired by the TEC DC-9 did not hit anyone, the gun seller may only face charges of illegal gun peddling rather than being implicated in the murders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

(( MARK PAUTLER, JEFFERSON COUNTY DA'S OFFICE(161215) I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANY ARRESTS, HOW MANY ARRESTS, ALL I KNOW IS THEY'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO FIND OUT WHERE THAT TEC-9 CAME FROM.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Pautler/Jefferson Co. D. A.'s Office]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=tec-9 came from]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, the last victim was buried.
A moving service was held for 18-year old Isaiah Shoels.. who witnesses say was shot for being black.. and an athlete.
(------------)


[2-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The man accused of murdering an Oregon park ranger and trying to kill another has a connection to Southwest Virginia.
Larry Gene Cole spent eight years in prison for kidnapping a Roanoke real estate agent 25 years ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 10:29:29 Wednesday ]
[SUPER=03-Manzanita, OR;]


The two rangers were checking a restroom at a state park earlier this week when Cole allegedly shot and robbed them.

Cole was arraigned yesterday on aggravated murder, attempted murder and first-degree robbery charges in the Oregon case.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Cole made the F-B-I's ten most wanted list in 1974 when he was wanted for the kidnapping.
The victim was released when her husband paid a 25-thousand dollar ransom.

[Yeatts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-12 52:44]
[GRAPHIC=Yeatts Execution]


Virginia has put Ronald Dale Yeatts (Yates) to death.
Yeatts killed and robbed an elderly Pittsylvania County woman in her home ten years ago.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Yeatts admits]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./September 1989; :08 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Dept. of Corrections Spokesman; :12]
[SUPER=01-Craig Timberg/Media Witness; :21]
[Super=01-Rev. Bobby West/Prison Chaplain; :31]
[Super=01-Dustin Richardson/Death Penalty Protestor; :48]
[Super=03-Jarratt; :55]
[Super=07-James Ashburn; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=News-7 Jarratt]


[Three-Steve]


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


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((Archive: mustangs))

[2-kosovo]


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


Jesse Jackson is in Belgrade, hoping to win the release of three captured U-S soldiers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]

[4:25:15]
He hopes a meeting with Serb leaders will result in Freedom for the P-O-W's. 4 [4:16:20:]
For now, NATO is communicating through bombs.
Allied forces attacked Serb Army headquarters and the ministry of Defense bulding overnight.
And missiles reportedly struck homes.
A moderate earthquake also shook the region.
[SUPER=03-Brazda, Macedonia ;]

[4:18:37]
Meantime, Actor Richard Gere is in Macedonia getting a first-hand look at the refugee situation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:21:11]
[IN Q=]

(( RICHARD GERE: THEY'VE GOT REFUGEES HERE AND NO-ONE'S GIVING MONEY TO HELP. THEY'VE GOT MONEY FOR BOMBS BUT THERE'S NO MONEY TO HELP THESE PEOPLE. SO, THERE'S MUCH WORK TO BE DONE."))
[SUPER=01-Richard Gere/Actor;]
[RUNS=:]
[OUT Q=BE OFFICIALLY OPEN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The actor, known for his support of Tibet's struggle against China, plans to spend three days in Macedonia talking with relief officials and visiting some of the places where more than 135-thousand people have taken refuge since last month.
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[E-Sheryl-Crow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-20 12:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She's been a school teacher and back-up singer to Michael Jackson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Now Sheryl Crow is a Grammy-award-winning rocker who's sold millions of records.
Last night she brought her talent to Blacksburg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND SINGING]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND SINGING]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A packed house turned out for Crow's performance at Burruss Hall.
Some of her hits include "My Favorite Mistake", "Every Day is a Winding Road", and "All I Wanna Do" - written by a Hollins University graduate student.
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[SOT]
[IN-Q=NAT SOUND SINGING]
[OUT-Q=NAT SOUND SINGING]
[runs=:12]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Crow is on a 32-city tour to promote her latest album "The Globe Sessions".
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[3-Sports]


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In sports, a local high school basketball team is honored by the school board.
Mike Stevens has that and more.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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School administrators are getting an earful from parents and students worried about rumors of school violence.
Roanoke County school officials heard the concerns at last night's school board meeting.
One way Roanoke County schools are fighting the fear is by posting a police officer in each high school and junior high school beginning today.
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Ronald Yeatts was executed last night.
He robbed and killed an elderly Pittsylvania County widow in 1989.
Yeatts didn't make a final statement before his execution.
Hours earlier, Governor Gilmore denied clemency and the Supreme Court turned down a final appeal and stay request.
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The man charged with killing an Oregon park ranger and wounding another has a tie to Roanoke.
The two rangers were checking a restroom at a state park earlier this week when Larry Gene Cole allegedly shot and robbed them.
Cole spent eight years in prison for kidnapping a Roanoke real estate agent 25 years ago.
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