[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]



More anti-American protests in Beijing over NATO's accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a tractor trailer accident has shut down the northbound lanes of interstate 81.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The work week is getting off to a mostly clear start, with fair weather high pressure in control of things.
You'll also notice unseasonably warm weather, with temperatures running about 10 degrees above normal.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Tanker-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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State Police are on the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer this morning.
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It happened around five-15 this morning just north of Exit 143 on Interstate 81.
That's the 81-581 iunterchange.
State police say the tanker hit a bridge in the northbound lanes, ran through a guardrail and caugh fire..
There's no official word on injuries at this point.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed at this hour. Traffic is being detoured onto Route 419 and then to Peter's Creek Road.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the situation as soon as we can.



[protests]


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


Chinese protestors continue to lash out at a U-S embassy in response to NATO's accidental bombing of China's embassy in Yugoslavia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]

[4:00:09]
There was a lull overnight, but the shouting and the stone throwing resumed today.
Police are trying to protect americans trapped inside the building.
They include Ambassador James Sasser.
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[SOT]

[4:01;28-39] ((AMB. JAMES SASSER ON THE PHONE: WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO LEAVE AND FRANKLY WE DON'T SEE ANY END TO THIS IN SIGHT IN THE SHORT TERM.))
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[OUT Q=in sight in the short term.]
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[VO-NAT]


In light of the bombing mishap--China has suspended talkswith the U-S.. on human rights and arms control.
[super=03-Valjevo, Yugoslavia]

[4:03:11]
China's outrage has not stopped the nato air strikes.
Several explosions were reported in yugoslavia overnight, but for the most part... Serb officials say things were relatively quiet.
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[BUS-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Crash]


Authorities are investigating a mother's day tragedy in Louisiana.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans;]

[4:08:26]
A chartered bus carrying people on a gambling excursion crashed in New Orleans sunday--killing 23 and leaving 18 hospitalized.
The bus swerved off the highway.. and down an embankment.
The bus driver says he was cut off by another car.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MARGARET MESSORE/WITNESS "IT WAS HORRIBLE. IT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FRONT OF THE BUS WAS ALL CRASHED IN. PEOPLE WERE HANGING OUT AND BREAKING WINDOWS TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT."))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Messore/Witness;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=effort to lives]
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[VO-NAT]


Many of the victims were elderly, some in their 80's.
And eight of the dead were from the same family.
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[Dogwoods]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Copy]


Something is killing the Virginia's state tree and flower.
In higher elevations along the Blue Ridge Mountains, entire groves of American dogwoods have been wiped out by a fungus.
A plant pathologist at Virginia Tech, says he's convinced all the wild dogwoods on Skyline Drive will be gone within 30 years.
The fungus can be treated, but each treatment costs from 100 to 500 dollars -- and tree experts suggest repeating the treatment up to three times a year.

[E-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-9; 1:38:24]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked an afternoon blaze in Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It started around 2:30 in the unoccupied bottom floor of a house on Third Street.
The fire burned through the inside of the home, destroying the top floor apartment of the man who lived there.
He was not injured, however one fire fighter was treated for minor cuts at the scene.
Fire department officials said the blaze was knocked out in 15 minutes.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports--
More first round action in the N-B-A playoffs-
And the Salem Avalanche complete a sweep of the Potomac Cannons at home-
Here with the details is Steve Mason.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Tanker-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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State Police are on the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer this morning.
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[SUPER=19-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
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It happened around five-15 this morning just north of Exit 143 on Interstate 81.
That's the 81-581 iunterchange.
State police say the tanker hit a bridge in the northbound lanes, ran through a guardrail and caugh fire..
There's no official word on injuries at this point.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed at this hour. Traffic is being detoured onto Route 419 and then to Peter's Creek Road.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the situation as soon as we can.



[mudslide]


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A landslide in Hawaii has killed six people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]

[4:09:44]
It happened yesterday near a waterfall in a popular hiking area about 30 miles north of Honolulu. At least 50 others were injured.
Crews continue to search for as many as ten people believed to have been buried in the slide.
One of the injured says the rocks began falling, one after another.
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[SOT]

[4:10:42-4:11]
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((just people were laying on the rocks...cover up as best as we could))
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[OUT Q=AS BEST AS WE COULD]
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[VO-NAT]


Several of the injured are hospitalized, including one man who is in critical condition.
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[S-Henry-Dragstrip]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-10; 1:33:25]
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Racing is not only about the Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR to many people in Henry County.
Area tracks like the Lakeview Dragstrip have their own local history.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Harold Smith/Lakeview Dragstrip; :00]
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(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND 00:36:26]
[IN Q=And we ran one race]

((AND WE RAN ONE RACE IN '58 AND WE RAN, I BELIEVE IT WAS UNTIL '63 OR '64, I'M NOT SURE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=I'm not sure.]


The exact dates may escape him, but Harold Smith hasn't forgotten the Lakeview Dragstrip, or the '33 Ford three- window coupe with a cadillac engine he raced there.
Today, he's driving a 1928 Chevrolet... [NAT SOUND OF ENGINE AS HE ACCELERATES]
And if it appears that Smith knows this stretch of asphalt, it's because he owns it.
He operated the drag strip with friends Jim Mills and Reese Woody on land they leased from Smith's father.
[SOT 00:41:56]
[IN Q=Back then it was ]

((BACK THEN IT WAS A FUN BUSINESS. YOU GOT OUTRUN. YOU GOT OUTRUN. I HAD A GUY TELL ME ONE DAY DOWN HERE THAT HE CAME FOR A TROPHY, AND HE WAS GOING TO GET A TROPHY. PULLED HIS PISTOL OUT AND SHOWED IT TO ME AND I SAID, YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO AHEAD AND PULL THE TRIGGER CAUSE YOU AIN'T GOING TO GET NO TROPHY TODAY.... LAUGHTER.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=no trophy today... LAUGHTER]


Smith will be swapping stories with other members of the Lakeview Dragsters Club on May 16th. That's when they'll gather at the dragstrip near Bassett for a 40th year reunion...
The event is open to the public, and Smith is hoping to hear from others who share a passion for racing and a fondness for this particular piece of pavement.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Henry County.))

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In medical news, there's a powerful new midicine to treat dandruff.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( BUILDING UP BONE MASS WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG.. COULD PROVE TO BE MOST BENEFICIAL LATER IN LIFE.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS IN FINLAND STUDIED ELITE TENNIS PLAYERS.. AND FOUND THE BONE DENSITY THEY GAINED WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG.. LINGERED EVEN YEARS AFTER THEY CUT BACK ON PLAYING THE SPORT.
THE FINDINGS SUPPORT THE IDEA THAT THE TIME TO BUILD STRONG BONES IS IN YOUR YOUTH.. WHEN THEY ARE MOST RESPONSIVE TO EXERCISE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS OVER WHAT TO DO ABOUT A VERY EMBARASSING PROBLEM.
IT'S DANDRUFF--
AND DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF, THE CONDITION IS NOT CAUSED BY POOR HYGEINE OR DRY SCALP.
IT'S ACTUALLY TRIGGERED BY THE OVER-ABUNDANCE OF A MICRO-ORGANISM.
NOW A POWERFUL MEDICATION USED TO TREAT DANDRUFF IS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION.
THE SHAMPOO IS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAME NIZORAL A-D, AND IT WORKS BY TARGETING THE DANDRUFF-CAUSING MICROBES DIRECTLY.// ONCAM ((oncam))
THEY'RE SWEET, AND COME IN MANY DELICIOUS FLAVORS.
NO WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT CANDY OR ICE CREAM, BUT RATHER, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
THIS HAS SOME HEALTH EXPERTS CONCERNED.. BECAUSE THE FLAVORINGS MIGHT CHANGE THE CHEMICAL MAKEUP OF CERTAIN DRUGS.
OFFICIALS ARE NOW CALLING FOR MORE GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
A Tractor Trailer accident has closed the northbound lanes of interstate 81 near Mile-Marker 143.
That's just north of the 81-581 interchange.
Traffic is being detoured onto route 419 and Peter's Creek Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Several thousand angry demonstrators have been shouting and throwing stones at the U-S and British embassies in Beijing.
They're protesting NATO's deadly bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. Meanwhile, China is suspending some diplomatic contacts with Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Seventeen people are still in the hospital -- and they're among the lucky ones -- after a bus crash in New Orleans.
Twenty-three others are dead, after the bus went off a highway.
It was taking a group to a casino in Mississippi.
According to a witness -- and the bus driver -- a car cut in front of the bus.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Six people are dead and more than 50 others injured after a landslide at a state park in Hawaii.
Authorities say the accident happened yesterday afternoon near a waterfall in a popular hiking area about 30 miles north of Honolulu.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday May 10.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Tanker-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tanker Accident]


State Police are on the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer this morning.
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[SUPER=19-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


It happened around five-15 this morning just north of Exit 143 on Interstate 81.
That's the 81-581 iunterchange.
State police say the tanker hit a bridge in the northbound lanes, ran through a guardrail and caugh fire..
There's no official word on injuries at this point.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed at this hour. Traffic is being detoured onto Route 419 and then to Peter's Creek Road.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the situation as soon as we can.



[china-protest]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The crowd of protesters outside the U-S and British embassies in Beijing is growing this morning.
This is the third day of angry demonstrations against NATO'S deadly bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
American officials, including Ambassador James Sasser, are still holed up inside the U-S embassy which is surrounded by hundreds of police in riot gear.
Barry Petersen has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=cbs news Tokyo]

((It was one of the most violent attacks on a foreign embassy in more than three decades...thousands of protesters, some hurling rocks, demostrating outside the US embassy and nearby consular section... and a few even trying to get into the Embassy grounds. Ambassador James Sasser reached inside the embassy said he was concerned about the direction that the protests may be taking. Amb. James Sasser on the phone: We haven't been able to leave and frankly we don't see any end to this in sight in the short term. There were angry signs and ugly chants:Kill Americans...and Get Out American Pigs. Others brought pictures of the Chinese diplomats killed in Belgrade.
(SOT/FROM APTN)

ALL CHINESE SHOULD EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS, said this protester. We CHINESE CANNOT BE PUSHED AROUND. WE WOULD RATHER DIE STANDING THAN LIVE LYING DOWN. Police finally moved in with force to protect the Beijing embassy...but in this tightly controlled society, a protest like this can only take place with government sanction. And for the Chinese government, it's a tailor-made way of distracting attention away from allegations that the Chinese stole nuclear weapons secrets from US.

Still letting demonstrators loose is something the Chinese leadership knows is dangerous... ...so no surprise that China's vice president told a nationwide audience that, while the government backed the protest, the police will not let protesters off their very short leash focusing on the American attack. The US Embassy issued a statement of-quote-sorrow to the people of China over the NATO bombing...and condolences to the families of the innoncent victims... Lofty words, but not likely to change the mood in the least. bp,cbs news, tokyo.))


[LA-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Crash]


Authorities are investigating a mother's day tragedy in Louisiana.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans;]

[4:08:26]
A chartered bus carrying people on a gambling excursion crashed in New Orleans sunday--killing 23 and leaving 18 hospitalized.
The bus swerved off the highway.. and down an embankment.
The bus driver says he was cut off by another car.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MARGARET MESSORE/WITNESS "IT WAS HORRIBLE. IT WAS HORRIBLE. THE FRONT OF THE BUS WAS ALL CRASHED IN. PEOPLE WERE HANGING OUT AND BREAKING WINDOWS TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT."))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Messore/Witness;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=effort to save lives]
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[VO-NAT]


Many of the victims were elderly, some in their 80's.
And eight of the dead were from the same family.
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[E-Moonshine-folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-8; 1:55:35]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Busts]


Federal agents will once again work on destroying the remains of several area moonshine operations today.
But, yesterday day they took time off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co./Saturday;]


On Friday, federal and local authorities raided stills and businesses throughout southwestern Virginia and North Carolina.
Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said yesterday they have sealed off the stills until Monday.
Bart McEntire of the A-T-F says he expects 15 to 20 people to be indicted. The penalty for moonshining could range anywhere from three years to life in prison.
McEntire says that lab tests on the moonshine taken from the raids showed it to be as strong as 80 to 90 proof.
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[S-Coaches]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-5; 1:54:54]
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Recent teen violence has prompted parents and administrators to call for more police in schools.
And the Roanoke County Police Department has come up with a creative way to get officers and students to interact.
Joy Sutton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first glance]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :04]
[SUPER=01-Tim Wyatt/School Resource Officer; :33]
[SUPER=07-April Hodges; :42]
[SUPER=07-Erica Thomas; :49]
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7, Vinton]

((At first glance this looks a typical school soccer game..the coach on the sidelines giving orders...and the players trying to get a goal.
But there is something different about this team..the coach is Officer Tim Wyatt with Roanoke County Police Department.
It's all part of a program called "Cops for Coaches"...designed to get police officers involved with students in a positive environment.
Officer Wyatt says the program helps to break down barriers.
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[SOT 23:30:25]
[IN Q=They will feel]

((TIM WYATT/SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: THEY WILL FEEL CONFIDENT THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN THE FORM OF POLICE OFFICERS THAT THEY CAN TRUST, THEY CAN TALK WITH, THEY'LL KNOW THAT WE'RE MORE DOWN TO EARTH))
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[SOT 23:35:37]
[IN Q=A lot of people are]

((APRIL HEDGE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LIKE HE IS SO NICE, YOU KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE VIEW OF COPS THAT THEY'RE MEAN TO THEM...THEY DON'T LIKE COPS))
[OUT Q=they don't like cops.]
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[SOT23:37:41]
[IN Q=I didn't know]

((ERICA THOMAS: I DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE AS MUCH DOWN TO EARTH AS I THOUGHT..AND HE'S REALLY LAID BACK AND HAS A GOOD ATTITUDE ABOUT THINGS.))
[OUT Q=attitude about things.]


The students say it helps to have someone they can talk to about things going on in the school.
Wyatt says he also benefits..and it's nice to have a break from the disciplinary role.
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[SOT 23:32:46]
[IN Q=Suddenly at 3:30]

((TIM WYATT/SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: SUDDENLY AT 3:30 THE ROLES ARE CHANGED...I GO OUT ON THE FIELD AND NOW I'M DEALING WITH 22 LADIES ON LADIES SOCCER WHICH ARE JUST THE EPITOME OF THE PRIDE AT WILLIAM BYRD))
[OUT Q=here at William Byrd.]


There are currently 12 cop-coaches in the county.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Vinton.))

[Lebanon-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A Lebanon teacher is one of the best in the country.
Diane Tomlinson was selected by the National Science Foundation and President Clinton as one of America's best teachers.
She'll travel to Washington next month to receive the award as well as 75-hundred dollars to help support programs at her school.
Tomlinson says she was just doing her job the best way she could.

[2-E-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-9; 1:38:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked an afternoon blaze in Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It started around 2:30 in the unoccupied bottom floor of a house on Third Street.
The fire burned through the inside of the home, destroying the top floor apartment of the man who lived there.
He was not injured, however one fire fighter was treated for minor cuts at the scene.
Fire department officials said the blaze was knocked out in 15 minutes.
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[Park-Fire]


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


The Appalachian Trail is open again-- after weekend rain helped douse the remains of a week-old Shenandoah National Park wildfire.
About 40 firefighters remained yesterday working to extinguish the last hot spots.
The final cost of the firefighting will be an estimated two (M) million dollars.
The fire began April 27th as a planned burn at a one-thousand-acre parcel in Albemarle County.

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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-2]
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[On Record]
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[Steve Live]

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((Archive: Mill Mountain Theatre))

[Tanker-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tanker Accident]


State Police are on the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer this morning.
(XXXXXXXXX)
[SUPER=19-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


It happened around five-15 this morning just north of Exit 143 on Interstate 81.
That's the 81-581 iunterchange.
State police say the tanker hit a bridge in the northbound lanes, ran through a guardrail and caugh fire..
There's no official word on injuries at this point.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 are closed at this hour. Traffic is being detoured onto Route 419 and then to Peter's Creek Road.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the situation as soon as we can.



[3-Sports]


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


Turning again to sports, the Orioles win another game, but can't gain ground on the Yankees-
And an amazing end to the Robertson Memorial junior golf tournament-
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again everybody]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=have a great Monday]



[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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Federal agents will be back at work today, destroying several area moonshine operations.
They took yesterday off.
A-T-F agents say they expect 15 to 20 people to be indicted.
The penalty for moonshining could range anywhere from three years to life in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Roanoke home was gutted by fire yesterday afternoon.
It started around 2:30 in the unoccupied bottom floor of a house on Third Street.
The fire burned through the inside of the home, destroying the top floor apartment where one man lived.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Recent teen violence has prompted parents and administrators to call for more police in schools.
And, the Roanoke County Police Department has come up with a creative way to get officers and students to interact.
It's a program called "Cops for Coaches"...designed to get police officers involved with students in a positive environment.
There are currently 12 cop-coaches in the county.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]