[7E-Truck-Fatal]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-14 45:59]
[GRAPHIC=Deadly 81 Ax]


All lanes of traffic are now open on I-81- where a fiery truck crash killed a Florida man just over 24 hours ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened near the 581 interchange on Interstate-81, heading north.
Police say there might have been a mechanical defect that made the truck veer into the woods.
But they say it's more likely the driver fell asleep.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

[trucker tape]
Veteran truck drivers say the going gets tough in the wee hours of the morning.
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[SOT 16:46:14//////16:47:06]
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((DANNY SCHLICKELMAN/TRUCK DRIVER: ROLL THE WINDOW DOWN, PULL OFF SOMEPLACE, MAYBE WALK AROUND ... KIND OF STRETCH YOUR LEGS //////// TWO OR THREE O'CLOCK IT GETS KIND OF TIRESOME USUALLY WHEN THE SUN COMES UP IT KIND OF PICKS YOU UP.))


[SUPER=01-Danny Schlickelman/Truck Driver;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=picks you up]
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[VO-NAT]


This accident blocked both lanes of northbound traffic on Interstate-81 for three hours.
One lane stayed closed into the evening.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


V-DOT WILL close one lane of I-81 again today, from 9 a-m to 3 p-m, as cleanup continues.
Then tomorrow, the lane will be closed once again while crews replace the guardrail at the site.


[7-5-Gilmore-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-4 55:11]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Governor Jim Gilmore has outlined his most comprehensive school safety plan yet yesterday.
First he asked school superintendents to report any dangerous activity.
Then he told students to "lose the trenchcoats" and dress more respectably for school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It's in response to the killings at Colorado's Columbine High School.
First, G-T-E and Bell Atlantic are donating a toll free anonymous hotline and a website, for students to report on suspicious activity they think might lead to violence.
Also, custodians, cafeteria workers, and school support staff will be trained to spot such activity.
And school resource officers will be given the kind of tactical training that SWAT teams get.
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[SOT 12:26:57]
[IN Q=All together]

((ALL TOGETHER, MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND OFFICERS, DEPUTIES, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL FROM ACROSS VIRGINIA WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS KIND OF TRAINING, WHICH WILL EXTEND THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE EVERYONE TOUCHED AND TRAINED BEFORE SCHOOL OPENS THIS FALL.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :10!!!!!!]
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[OUT Q=this fall.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor is also asking schools to send blueprints of their buildings to the state Emergency Operations Center-- in case any school violence lasts long enough to be managed from Richmond.
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[7E-Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:58:19]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Bust]


White Lightening being produced in the hills of Craig County sells for 100 dollars per six-gallon case here in Virginia, but might go for five dollars a shot in cities like Philadelphia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


A-T-F officials destroyed eight black pots yesterday inside a garage on Brush Mountain.
Officials say call it the second largest still they've found since Prohibition.
While there's an ever- growing market for moonshine whiskey, the modern-day revenue agent says it's still dangerous.
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[SOT @ 11:07:40]
[IN Q=Moonwshine is like]

((MOONSHINE IS LIKE A DRUG. IT MAKES YOU CRAZY. IT'S MORE POWERFUL THAN REGULAR LIQUOR. AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S BEING PUT IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bart McIntyre/ATF Agent in Charge]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=put in it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Now that they're targeting the makers of illegal liquor like drug dealers, McIntyre says they may charge some of them with interstate commerce violations... even racketeering.
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[45Monty-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-16 9:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Montgomery County is getting a new High School.
The county board of supervisors approved plans for the school last night in a move designed to solve overcrowding problems.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=County supervisors did not]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=@File; :10]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Hulse/Parent; :23]
[SUPER=01-Connie Hackett/Blacksburg Middle School P.T.A.; :33]
[SUPER=01-Larry Rush/Supervisor; :55]
[SUPER=01-James Klagge/School Board Chairman; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=most pressing thing]


((County supervisors did NOT want to build a new MIDDLE school, to relieve the overcrowding at Blacksburg middle school... so the School board made this proposal... build a new HIGH school on this county owned plot on Prices Fork Road... Turn the old high school into a middle school, and renovate the EXISTING middle school.

[SOT 01:20:41]
[IN Q=I feel very strongly]

(( MELISSA HULSE/PARENT; I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THE NEED FOR 2 MIDDLE SCHOOLS, NOT JUST ONE, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS ARE OFTEN FILLED WITH KIDS THAT NEED EXTRA GUIDANCE ADN MORE ATTENTION ADN I BELIEVE THAT HAVING TWO SMALLER MIDDLE SCHOOLS WOULD CREATE SUCH ATMOSPHERE ))
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[SOT 01:24:59]
[IN Q=please do not hesitate]

((CONNIE HACKETT/BLACKSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL P.T.A.; PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE FURTHER TO ACT UPON THIS RESOLUTION, WE DO NOT WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR, MONTH OR A DAY, WHERE OUR CHILDREN ARE IN INADEQUATE FACILITIES. ))
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[OUT Q=facilities]


It passed with one abstention and one "no" vote... that vote came from Supervisor Larry Rush, who wondered if the money might be better spent on schools in other, poorer parts of the county.

[SOT 01:32:09]
[IN Q=any dollar that]

(( LARRY RUSH/SUPERVISOR; ANY DOLLAR THAT WE SPEND IN ONE PARTICULAR AREA OF THE COUNTY IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SPEND SOMEWHERE ELSE. ))
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[OUT Q=spend somewhere else]



The school board is now ready to move forward on the project.

[SOT01:35:36]
[IN Q=I think we;re]

(( JAMES KLAGGE/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK RIGHT NOW, THEY'VE AGREED TO A GENERAL PLAN, WHICH WE'VE ENDORSE UNAMINOUSLY. WE'LL WORK TOGETHER TO WORK OUT THE DETAILS, BUT IT GIVES US WHAT WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD AND ADRESS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL SITUATION IN BLACKSBURG, THAT'S THE MOST PRESSING THING. ))
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The next step is money... The School Board and supervisors need to decide exactly how much they want to spend, and how to spend it...
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[45-5-Gilmore-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-4 55:11]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


In the wake of the school shootings in Colorado, Govevnor Gilmore unveils a school safety plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It includes, a toll free, anonymous hotline and website donated by G-T-E and Bell Atlantic.
Students will be able to report on suspicious activity that they believe might lead to violence.
Also, custodians, cafeteria workers, and school support staff will be trained to spot such activity.
And school resource officers will be given the kind of tactical training that SWAT teams get.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:26:57]
[IN Q=All together]

((ALL TOGETHER, MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND OFFICERS, DEPUTIES, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL FROM ACROSS VIRGINIA WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS KIND OF TRAINING, WHICH WILL EXTEND THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE EVERYONE TOUCHED AND TRAINED BEFORE SCHOOL OPENS THIS FALL.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :10!!!!!!]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=this fall.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor is also asking schools to send blueprints of their buildings to the state Emergency Operations Center-- in case any school violence lasts long enough to be managed from Richmond.
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[45E-Natalie-Merchant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Another big name singing star entertains the star city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Thousands of music fans packed the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium last night to hear Natalie Merchant in concert.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=Nat Sound]
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[vo-nat]
Merchant is one of the most popular contemporary female artists on the charts.
She got her start at the age of 17, when she was the lead singer of 10-thousand Maniacs.
She split with the group in 1993, and has since had hits with songs like "Jealousy" and "Wonder".
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[8E-Truck-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-14 45:59]
[GRAPHIC=Deadly 81 Ax]


The morning commute should be easier today-- all lanes of I-81 are now open after yesterday's fatal truck accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened near the 581 interchange on Interstate-81, heading north.
Police say there might have been a mechanical defect that made the truck veer into the woods.
But they say it's more likely the driver fell asleep.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

[trucker tape]
Veteran truck drivers say the going gets tough in the wee hours of the morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:46:14//////16:47:06]
[***bump sots ------- COVER THE FIRST WITH VIDEO ***]
[IN Q=roll the window///two or three]

((DANNY SCHLICKELMAN/TRUCK DRIVER: ROLL THE WINDOW DOWN, PULL OFF SOMEPLACE, MAYBE WALK AROUND ... KIND OF STRETCH YOUR LEGS //////// TWO OR THREE O'CLOCK IT GETS KIND OF TIRESOME USUALLY WHEN THE SUN COMES UP IT KIND OF PICKS YOU UP.))


[SUPER=01-Danny Schlickelman/Truck Driver;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=picks you up]
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[VO-NAT]


This accident blocked both lanes of northbound traffic on Interstate-81 for three hours.
One lane stayed closed into the evening.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


V-DOT WILL close one lane of I-81 again today, from 9 a-m to 3 p-m, as cleanup continues.
Then tomorrow, the lane will be closed once again while crews replace the guardrail at the site.


[E-Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:58:19]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Bust]


"White Lightning" made locally in Craig county sells for 100- dollars per six- gallon case here in Virginia.
But in big- city bars, just a shot of moonshine could cost five bucks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


They destroyed the eight black pots yesterday inside a garage on Brush Mountain... what officials say was the second largest still they've found since Prohibition.
While there's an ever- growing market for moonshine whiskey, the modern-day revenue agent says it's still dangerous.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 11:07:40]
[IN Q=Moonshine is like]

((MOONSHINE IS LIKE A DRUG. IT MAKES YOU CRAZY. IT'S MORE POWERFUL THAN REGULAR LIQUOR. AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S BEING PUT IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bart McIntyre/ATF Agent in Charge]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=put in it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Now that they're targeting the makers of illegal liquor like drug dealers, McIntyre says they may charge some of them with interstate commerce violations... even racketeering.
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[5-Gilmore-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-4 55:11]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Governor Gilmore has unveiled a plan of action to prevent school shootings like the most recent one in Colorado--

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It includes, a toll free, anonymous hotline and website donated by G-T-E and Bell Atlantic.
Students will be able to report on suspicious activity that they believe might lead to violence.
Also, custodians, cafeteria workers, and school support staff will be trained to spot such activity.
And school resource officers will be given the kind of tactical training that SWAT teams get.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:26:57]
[IN Q=All together]

((ALL TOGETHER, MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND OFFICERS, DEPUTIES, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL FROM ACROSS VIRGINIA WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS KIND OF TRAINING, WHICH WILL EXTEND THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE EVERYONE TOUCHED AND TRAINED BEFORE SCHOOL OPENS THIS FALL.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :10!!!!!!]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=this fall.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor is also asking schools to send blueprints of their buildings to the state Emergency Operations Center-- in case any school violence lasts long enough to be managed from Richmond.
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[8E-Ferguson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-17 00:19:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A jazz legend wowed them last night at The Club at Fiji Island in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Maynard Ferguson just turned 71 - but he's showing no signs of slowing down.
We caught up with him before the show for a private performance.
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[SOT]

[17:15:39-17:15:44?]
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[OUT Q=NATS MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]


Ferguson is on a 200-date tour and just released a new album.
He's been considered one of the foremost trumpeters of jazz music since the Big Band era.
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[SOT]

[17:14:45?-17:14:54]
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[Out Q=Nats Music]

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