[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Roanoke factory is closing putting dozens out of work.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And death county climbs from Monday's tornadoes in the nation's heartland.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The southeastern U-S isn't out of the woods yet-- with more severe thunderstorms expected there.
As for us....we'll keep the cloud cover around, along with the POSSIBILITY of scattered showers or storms.
The weekend outlook...coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Rainbo-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-24 5:09]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


The Rainbo Bakery in Roanoke is about to close.
About 60 local workers will have to look for new jobs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1998]


Rainbo workers were informed of the closing yesterday afternoon.
The company will shut down all production on July 9th.
Senior company officials in Kansas City told us last night that the Roanoke plant was less efficient and more costly than other facilities in North Carolina.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Rainbo had already shut down its local bread production in February.
Right now, production is limited to hamburger buns and hot dog rolls.

[E-Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-14 40:27]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Shooting Death]


As police investigate the tragic accidental shooting that ended in the death of a Pittsylvania County teen Wednesday, family members prepare for his funeral.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Fifteen-year-old Mark Anthony Hale was shot while playing with a 9-millimeter handgun in his home.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Wednesday;]


Some family members gathered there yesterday to mourn his death and make funeral arrangements.
One relative says the gun may have been left in the house by friends of Hale's older brother.
The two were living alone in the trailer during the weeks before the shooting... but relatives say the teens were well-supervised by family and neighbors.
The Roanoke medical examiner confirmed that the gunshot wound could have been accidental.
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[5-Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-5 1:00:33]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Get ready for the Year 2000.
Not the computer glitch-- the Senate campaign -- Chuck Robb versus George Allen.
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[VO-NAT]


If you steer to the new "Robb 2000" web site, you can see what others are saying about the Democratic incumbent.
The first glowing quote is from-- surprise -- George Allen, Robb's only announced opponent.
It reads "... then-Delegate George Allen remarks: 'I liked the Robb Administration and hardly had any philosophical differences with them..."
The quote comes from a 1991 story in a now- defunct magazine called Virginia Country.
Amused Allen loyalists have a response.
They quote Chuck Robb, from 1997, saying this: "... Virginians were generally satisfied with the direction of our state and country, for which both George Allen and Bill Clinton can justly claim a share of the credit."
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Hold]


The Allen campaign doesn't have a web site yet to highlight that quote... but promises one soon.
You can reach Chuck Robb's campaign site from the politics page of OUR website at WDBJ7-dot-COM.

[twisters]


[ANCHOR=kimberely]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


The power is back on in many parts of Tennessee today--
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[VO-NAT]


One of the latest states to be hit by killer storms.
But officials say it may take days before power is restored in some badly-damaged areas.
[SUPER=03-Moore, OK;]

[4:00: 52]
Meantime, a few people are still unaccounted for in Oklahoma.. after monstrous tornadoes ripped through that state.


Search teams are now using dogs and special equipment to find possible victims buried beneath the rubble.
Three people who were injured in the twisters Monday have died, that puts the death toll at 51.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports this morning, Chip Sullivan looks to get on course in New Orleans--
And officials at the Charlotte Motor Speedway are still trying to figure out just what went wrong this past weekend.

Here to tell you all about it is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning folks]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=in a little bit]



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


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Vic Middlekauff/Cavalry Reenactor;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: civil war))

[Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Four-hundred more Kosovar refugees arrive at Fort Dix, New Jersery later today.
They will join the first group of refugees who arrived on Wednesday.
The kosovars are settling into their temporary home, and at the same time celebrating a new life.
Cathy Moss reports.
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[SOT]

[4:02:45]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fort Dix, NJ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Maj. Steven Woods/U. S. Army Reserve; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=New Jersey]

(((LOCATOR: FT. DIX, NJ) What better sign for the future....of a Kosovar couple -- than new life. Born to a 21-year old refugee woman .... a son... her first child...a healthy 7-pounds and 8-ounces -- and an automatic US citizen. Sot/Dr. Michael Snyder, Obstetrician Mom and baby are doing great... Dad is so happy he says he wants to name his little boy "America"-- although he needs to talk to his wife first.
MOS SOT: We were very tired and for us it was like-- born again.

Their fellow refugees meanwhile wasted no time in getting acquainted with their new surroundings... though not even sleep, showers and plenty of food could help them forget the horrors of what they've experienced.
MOS SOT: They wanted 5000-deutche marks. We told them to kill us -- because we did not have the money.

The refugees now calling Ft. Dix their home-- are staying in what's called the village, a 5-acre, fenced in area-- with plenty of toys for the children. Sot/Sgt. Maj. Steven Woods, U.S. Army Reserves, "its obvious that the children.15 minutes"))

[S-Local-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-17 18:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The city of Lynchburg could soon become home to some of the first refugees fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


At least two Kosovar families are expected to arrive in the Hill City within the next several weeks.
Local churches are coordinating an effort to provide them with housing, food and clothing while they're here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:45:15]
[IN Q=We don't want]

((JANIS ROSKELLY/REFUGEE RELIEF ORGANIZER: WE DON'T WANT TO ISOLATE THEM, WE'VE ASKED THAT THERE WILL BE TWO FAMILIES SO THEY DON'T FEEL ISOLATED, SO THEY HAVE SOMEONE THAT THEY CAN RELATE TO. WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM IN THE CITY SO THAT TRANSPORTATION WON'T BE A PROBLEM, BECAUSE THEY WILL NEED THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Janis Roskelly/Refugee Relief Organizer]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=will need that.]
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE]
Roskelly says they need money, food, and clothing for the families before they arrive.
Anyone who wants to make a donation can contact the Presbytery of the Peaks at 804-845-1754.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a genetic discovery could lead to new types of antibiotics.
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=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A MAJOR DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO NEW, MORE POWERFUL DISEASE-FIGHTING DRUGS.
VT=VO

((vo))
CALIFORNIA RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE ISOLATED A KEY GENE THAT BACTERIA USE TO LAUNCH DEADLY INFECTIONS.
THE GENE ACTS ALMOST LIKE A SWITCH.. SO SHUTTING IT OFF ALSO SHUTS OFF BACTERIA'S ABILITY TO CAUSE DISEASE.
SCIENTISTS HOPE THE FINDING WILL HELP THEM CREATE NEW TYPES OF ANTIBIOTICS.. AND VACCINES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
ARTHRITIS IS THE NUMBER ONE HEALTH CARE BURDEN IN THE UNITED STATES.. AND HEALTH OFFICIALS PREDICT THE PROBLEM WILL ONLY GET WORSE.
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS ARTHRITIS AND RELATED CONDITIONS ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN 700-THOUSAND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN 19-97.
RIGHT NOW, AN ESTIMATED 43-MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER FROM ARTHRITIS.
EXPERTS SAY THAT FIGURE WILL RISE SHARPLY BY THE YEAR 20-20...
ADDING UP TO 100-BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN HEALTH CARE COSTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THE DANGERS OF FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ARE EVEN GREATER THIS TIME OF YEAR-- AS THE VACATION SEASON APPROACHES.
SO HERE ARE SOME TIPS BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT ON THAT ROAD TRIP.
EXPERTS SAY YOU SHOULD PACK WELL IN ADVANCE.. SO YOU'RE NOT UP LATE THE NIGHT BEFORE.
AND IF YOU FIND YOURSELF NODDING OFF.. PULL OVER AND TAKE A 20-MINUTE NAP--
OR BETTER YET.. PLAN REST PERIODS THROUGHOUT THE LONG DRIVE.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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


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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Tate/Federal Reenactor;]
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((Archive: civil war)) [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]


A Roanoke factory is closing putting closing, putting dozens out of work.
The Rainbo Bakery will stop production on July 9th.
Company officials in Kansas City say the Roanoke plant was less efficient than other facilities in North Carolina.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The death toll from Monday's tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas climbs to 51 after three people injured in the twisters died yesterday.
A few people are still unaccounted for in Oklahoma.
Search teams are now using dogs and special equipment to find possible victims buried beneath the rubble.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And no criminal charges will be filed against four California police officers who shot and killed a young black woman.
The officers say the woman was reaching for a gun on her lap when they opened fire. But the woman's relatives say the killing was a sign of racism.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday May 7th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[OK-CLEANUP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


Slowly but surely the Oklahoma tornado stories are being told... incredible stories of survival in the midst of complete destruction... of every wall falling except those surrounding cowering families.
Bobbi Harley has one such story-- as well as the latest on the cleanup from the Oklahoma twisters:
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Moore, OK; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Fred Jordan/Chief Medical Examiner; 1:19 QUICK!!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Moore Oklahoma.]

((As the Great Plains tornadoes rolled into Oklahoma City, the nightmare for some people was just beginning. For 44-year old Kathleen Walton and her son Levi, a drive on Interstate 44 would turn deadly.
(SOT: ) 194957 Rem 801 KWTV "They had seen a lot of rain and it was getting dark."

And it looked like a big rain cloud until they got up into it." As the twisters approached, the two pulled over and sought shelter under this overpass. Mother shoving son into a concrete shelter. But as the storm passed, Kathleen was swept away...giving her life to save her son.
(SOT: )

"She closed her eyes and told her she loved him. She just let go." "Well, they prayed and she let go."
(NATS)

As the massive job of cleaning up from the tornadoes continued, stories of heroism began to surface. And just like the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building several years ago, this community is once again coming together to help neighbors in need.
(NATSOT)

"You need water?" Meanwhile insurance adjusters have begun the massive job of filing claims. Damage in Oklahoma alone is estimated at more than half a billion dollars. Officials also say they are finally making progress in finding people unaccounted for in the worst natural disaster to hit this state in decades.
(SOT: Dr. Fred Jordan/Chief Medical Examiner) 195801 "We have much narrowed it down and ...I hope we are near the end o

f this process."
(STANDUP)))


[2-E-Rainbo-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-24 5:09]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


About 60 workers will lose their jobs when the Rainbo Bakery in Roanoke shuts down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1998]


Rainbo workers were informed of the closing yesterday afternoon.
The company will shut down all production on July 9th.
Senior company officials in Kansas City told us last night that the Roanoke plant was less efficient and more costly than other facilities in North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Rainbo had already shut down its local bread production in February.
Right now, production is limited to hamburger buns and hot dog rolls.

[E-Lake-Report]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-22 TC11:53]
[GRAPHIC=SML Water Quality]


A new job may be open soon at Smith Mountain Lake.
Volunteers say they have their hands full keeping the lake clean, so they want to hire a coordinator.
This is part of a new task force report on water quality.
Tina Tenret explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The report focuses]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Health Department; :06 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bill Tanger/Task Force Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Delores Hach/Lake Resident; :34]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :44]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County]

(( The report focuses on silt, debris and e-coli bacteria in Smith Mountain Lake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:11:34]
[IN Q=By and large]

((BY AND LARGE THE LAKE HAS TESTED WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=NORMAL LIMITS]


Volunteers from Franklin County as well as the Health Department and the D-E-Q test the water regularly.
But Bill Tanger says a lake keeper would be a spokesman and coordinate all water quality projects.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:46:25]
[IN Q=I definitely think]

((I DEFINITELY THINK THE RIVERKEEPER POSITION SHOULD BE FULL TIME AND THINK THE COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED CAN AFFORD THAT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=CAN AFFORD THAT]
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[SOT 17:14:09]
[IN Q=There's just]

((THERE'S JUST TOO MANY PLACES THAT NEED REAL PERSONALIZED ATTENTION. THAT WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=TAKE CARE OF IT]


There will be a town meeting on May 26th to talk about the water quality report.
You can pick up your copy at the policy advisory board office at the lake.))

[S-Anderson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-18 10:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


30 years behind bars.
That's the sentence for a woman who killed an elderly Roanoke County man with a fireplace poker.
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[VO-NAT]


43- year- old Barbara Anderson pled guilty to first degree murder last month.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sept. 5, 1997;]


She was arrested in September of 1997, after 88- year- old James Beane was beaten to death at his home near Cave Spring Corners.
Yesterday, Judge Roy Willett sentenced Anderson to 30 years in prison. Authorities estimate she will serve about 25 and a half years.
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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: civil war))

[police-shoot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No criminal charges will be filed against four California police officers who shot and killed a young black woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riverside, CA;]

[4:12:45]
Tyisha Miller was inside her locked car, apparently unconscious, with a gun in her lap, when officers approached.
Officers say they fired because Miller sat up and reached for her gun when they broke out a car window. Miller was hit 12 times -- four times in the head.
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[SOT]

[4:14:40] ((IT WAS A JUDGEMENT CALL AND IT WAS PROBABLY A MISTAKE IN THEIR JUDGEMENT. BUT WHEN MISS MILLER REACHED FOR HER GUN, THE POLICE OFFICERS BELIEVED THAT THEY HAD TO SHOOT IN ORDER TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Grover Task/Riverside District Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=defend themselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shooting led to protests by civil rights and religious leaders and residents.
The district attorney says there's no evidence racism played a role in the shooting.
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[Park-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Nearly a week after it bagan, a 32-hundred acre fire in the Shenandoah National Park is nearly contained.
More than 500 firefighters from 22 states were working to finish a nine-mile line surrounding the blaze yesterday.
Authorities hope to begin releasing some of the crews today.
But closed parts of the Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail probably will remain blocked off until Monday.

[E-Rockbridge-Airstrip]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:01:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rockbridge County Supervisors narrowly approved operation last year of a controversial air strip in the region.
They agreed to let it operate for a one-year trial period and recently revisited the issue to determine its future.


Stacey Martin has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Harold Hotinger has waited]
[SUPER=03-Kerrs Creek; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harold Hotinger/Airstrip Owner; :10]
[SUPER=01-Will Harris/Board of Supervisors; :57]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Rockbridge Co.]

((Harold Hotinger has waited a year to find out if continued opposition to his airstrip would prevent him from operating it-- on a long-term basis.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12.26.19 - 12.26.26]
[IN Q=There are still people]

((HAROLD HOTINGER/AIRSTRIP OWNER: THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE UPSET BUT THINGS HAVE BEEN GOING A LOT BETTER. PEOPLE ARE FEELING BETTER AND I THINK THEY REALIZE IT WASN'T GOING TO BE A BIG THING. IT WAS VERY SMALL.)) [RUNS 07]
[OUT Q=it was very small.]


Last April with approval from the Board of Supervisors, Hotinger transformed this grassy field into a private air strip--now complete with aviation cones and flags.
Back then the simple structure prompted outrage from several local residents concerned the air strip would eventually become more like a commercial airport.
But Hotinger's biggest challenge came recently when he had to convince supervisors that the year-long trial period was a success --and that he deserved a five year permit to operate the air strip.
The supervisors agreed, but added a few restrictions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16.33.39 - 16.33.51]
[IN Q=Probably one of the biggest]

((WILL HARRIS/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SUPERVISOR: PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE IS THAT NOBODY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MISCONSTRUE THIS AND IT BECOME A GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT. IT WILL REMAIN A GRASS STRIP AS OUR ORDINANCE REQUIRES.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=as our ordinance requires.]


[take pre pro]
The board also prevented any tax payer funds from being used to support the air strip and prohibited Hotinger from accomodating more than four planes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17.03.08 - 17.03.18]
[IN Q=Hotinger said he'll]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: HOTINGER SAID HE'LL ABIDE BY THE REGULATIONS AND THAT THE AIR STRIP WILL CHANGE LITTLE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A SMALL HANGER HE PLANS TO BUILD IN THE NEAR FUTURE. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Rockbridge Co.]))


[3-Sports]


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


Taking another look at the world of sports--
The Salem Avalanche were tripped out and tripped up by Myrtle Beach last night--
And the Virginia Tech softball team has its eye on the Atlantic Ten crown today.
Here with more is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A little local baseball]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=safe weekend everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The Rainbo Bakery in Roanoke is about to close.
About 60 local workers will have to look for new jobs.
Rainbo workers were informed of the closing yesterday afternoon.
The company will shut down all production on July 9th.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The latest Smith Mountain Lake water quality report gives the lake a largely clean bill of health.
The report also reccomends hiring a water quality coordinator.
Right now, the duties are shared by volunteers from Franklin County as well as the Health Department and the D-E-Q.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Lynchburg will become home to some of the first refugees fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.
At least two Kosovar families are expected to arrive in the Hill City within the next several weeks.
Local churches are coordinating an effort to provide them with housing, food and clothing while they're here.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=netP]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Riding through historic Lexington just seems more appropriate inside a horse- drawn CARRIAGE....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The 40- minute ride back in time includes oral lessons about key tourist attractions like the Stonewall Jackson House....the memorial cemetery...and Washington and Lee University.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1 10:29:42]
[IN Q=It was originally]

((KRISTIN WISE/CARRIAGE DRIVER: IT WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED ABOUT 25 MILES NORTH OF HERE IN GREENVILLE, VIRGINIA. THE ORIGINAL BUILDING THERE BURNED AND THEY MOVED AND REBUILT HERE IN LEXINGTON, NAMED THE SCHOOL LIBERTY COLLEGE AND LIBERTY BURNED ALSO. THE SCHOOL WAS ON THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY WHEN GEORGE WASHINGTON DONATED 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS OF JAMES RIVER STOCK TO THE SCHOOL, WHICH ALLOWED THEM TO REBUILD.))
[SUPER=01-Kristin Wise/Carriage Driver;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=allowed them to rebuild]
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[VO-NAT]


The Lexington Carriage Company has been in business since 19-85.
On the average, the horses transport up to 80 passengers a day during the springtime...not that they seem to mind.

(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN TIME OFF]
Ride along with us in this week's "Time Off" segment, coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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