[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Kansas toddler is rescued after falling 16 feet into a well.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

And There's a report that China is installing a nuclear missile whose warhead is based on stolen American secrets.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Relief from the recent dry weather came in the form of showers and scattered thunderstorms.
We'll see more rain off and on today..
But don't expect temperatures to warm up very much from where they are right now...
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=serbia under attack]


NATO says it's conducted the heaviest night of bombing so far in the air war against Yugoslavia.
Allied bombers hit hard at Serb troops and equipment in Kosovo.
They also knocked out power to Yugoslavia's three largest cities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade;]

[from newspath 20:16:53- 8 newspath]
Meantime, NATO is not impressed with the withdrawal of some 120 Serb troops from Kosovo.
Yesterday in an an attempt to show the world it's serious, the Yugoslav army invited journalists to watch as a small group of soldiers packed up...then allegedly pulled out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Gen. Vladimir Lazerevic NARR: (xlation) "the forces are pulling out to their home garrisons outside Kosovo", said their commander. "The Pristina Corps started pulling out as of Sunday under heavy daily bombardment." Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman "I don't think it's any withdrawal at all quite frankly"
))
[SUPER=01-Gen. Vladimir Lazerevic;]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=at all quite frankly.]
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[VO-NAT]

U-S officials say the planned peacekeeping force in Kosovo won't be big enugh.
Orginally the Pentagon planed for 28-thousand troops to be put in place in the province once the fighting ends.
Now it says more than 30-thousand are needed.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


China reportedly is putting stolen American secrets to the test.
Intelligence officials tell the New York Times China is close to installing a nuclear missile, whose warhead was designed from secret U-S technology.
The Times says the technology is believed to have been stolen from a government weapons lab, but there's some question as to exactly what information is being used.

The paper says the long-range missile is expected to be installed within three or four years.[Kansas-quake]


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


Add earthquake to the list of natural disasters that have recently plagued the midwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS;]

[4:29:40]
This morning, a small earthquake rattled parts of Kansas City, Kansas.
It apparently caused minor damage to a medical building and a downtown office.
So far no other damage or injuires have been reported.
Officials do report some evacuations.
The U-S Geological Survey in Colorado says the quake registed about 3 points on the Richter scale.
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[E-Power-Outages]


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


Hundreds of Franklin County power customers are still in the dark after lightning struck a transformer.
Just after the incident early yesterday evening 4-thousand customers were left without power in the area of Rocky Mount, Boone's Mill, and Burnt Chimney.
A-E-P says about 800 customers are still without power. They are working on the situation and hope to have power completely restored by 6:30 this morning.
Some Lynchburg residents are also reporting power outages this morning. A-E-P says they are working to restore power there as well.



[E-Raleigh-Court]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Renters appear to be on the increase in one Roanoke neighborhood, and homeowners are raising concerns about overcrowding.
The second in a series of meetings about the problem in the Greater Raleigh Court community was held last night.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Carol Bottomly has been]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Bottomly/Greater Raleigh Court Renter; :13]
[SUPER=01-Skip Hollingsworth/Homeowner; :34]
[SUPER=01-Tam Roop/Roanoke City Planner; :58]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

((Carol Bottomly has been renting half of this duplex on Laburnum Street for almost 30 years.
She said she's never had a problem with her landlord maintaining and caring for her unit.
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[SOT 15.31.46 - 15.31.55]
[IN Q=This has been]

((CAROL BOTTOMLY/RENTER: THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND I'VE HAD NO PROBLEM; NO LANDLORD PROBLEMS. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN FINE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=everything has been fine.]


But, many area residents believe her case is becoming more the exception-- as the rate of multiple-family housing, according to one study, nears 50 percent.
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[SOT 16.54.08 - 16.54.23]
[IN Q=I see with some]

((SKIP HOLLINGSWORTH/HOMEOWNER: I SEE WITH SOME OF THE INCREASE IN RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE AREA GOING UP AND NOT LANDOWNERS THAT ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE BUILDING, I SEE SOME OF THE ARCHITECTURE KEEP-UP COMING DOWN. I ALSO SOMETIMES FEAR FOR MY CHILDREN.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=for my children.]


This is the second of three meetings bringing together landlords, homeowners and renters to work out a solution that will balance the push for rental units against efforts to prevent overcrowding.
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[SOT 16.41.48 - 16.42.10]
[IN Q=When you have]

((TAM ROOP/ROANOKE CITY PLANNER: WHEN YOU HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A SINGLE-FAMILY AND THAT HAS BEEN AS I MENTIONED IN THE '60S ZONED MULTI-FAMILY WHAT YOU HAVE IS REAL STRESSES IN TERMS OF PARKING AND A GOOD BIT OF ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC FROM THE ADDITIONAL PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IT WASN'T REALLY ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=originally built for.]


Roop said city officials are following the meetings closely and eventually hope to use the solutions that come out of it in other parts of the city facing the same problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The next and last]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE NEXT AND LAST MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 26TH. OFFICIALS HOPE TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS AND COME UP WITH A SOLUTION SHORTLY AFTER THAT. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7. ))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

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[E-Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19 8:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford man has been missing for days now... and there is still no sign of his whereabouts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


31- year- old Jonathan David Fink is a white man, about 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, wearing glasses.
He may be wearing a green shirt, tan pants and carrying a cooler.
Fink was last seen leaving his home Monday.
Police say he suffers from a blood sugar condition that can cause confusion, if he doesn't maintain his diet.
Anyone with information should call Bedford Police.
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[E-Science-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-21 11:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Blacksburg high school student is among an elite group after recently winning top honors in the International Science Fair.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nisha]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nisha Nagarkatti/Blacksburg High School Jr.; :15]
[SUPER=01-Don Linzey/Blue Ridge Science Fair Dir.; :52]
[SUPER=01-Julie Grady/Blacksburg High School Teacher; 1:17 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
Nisha (Nag-er-kah-tee) Nagarkatti may look like your typical high school junior.
But, in many ways, the 17- year old is in a league of her own.
Since the seventh grade, she's been researching why the human body can't fight cancer.
[sot]
[in q= My parents ]

((NISHA NAGARKATTI/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR: MY PARENTS HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE, THEY GAVE ME LOTS OF GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF MY RESEARCH PROJECT, BOTH OF THEM ARE SCIENTISTS, THEY WORK AT TECH AND SO WHEN THEY USED TO COME HOME WHEN I WAS YOUNG THEY USED TO TALK ABOUT RESEARCH THEREFORE I GOT INTERESTED AT A YOUNG AGE.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q= at a young age.]


Nisha's interest in cancer research recently paid off when she displayed her findings and took home top honors at the International Science Fair-- a competition that pitted Nisha against 12-hundred students from 47- countries.
And, while the 17- year old never thought she'd be deemed one of the world's top high school scientists, others weren't surprised.
[sot 16:55:17]
[in q=She is ]

((DON LINZEY/BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR DIR.: SHE IS INDUSTRIOUS AND YOU KNOW SHE DOESN'T GIVE UP, SO SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR THREE YEARS, TOOK HER TO THE INTERNATIONAL FAIR LAST YEAR AND SHE DIDN'T WIN ANYTHING LAST YEAR, SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REAL EASY TO GIVE UP SO SHE DIDN'T, SHE STUCK WITH IT.))
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[out q= with it.]


Julie Grady is a teacher at Blacksburg High school and is also one of Nisha's biggest supporters.
[ sot 17:14:21]
[in q=She's extremely]

((JULIE GRADY/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER: SHE'S EXTREMELY PLEASANT TO WORK WITH AND I THINK HER PEERS ENJOY HER VERY MUCH ALSO, BUT WHAT'S VERY NICE ABOUT WORKING WITH SOMEONE LIKE NISHA IS THAT IT REMINDS TEACHER THAT WE DON'T SEE THE INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITY OF OUR STUDENTS UNTIL WE SEE THEM DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND BE SUCCESSFUL AND SO IT'S A REMINDER TO US TO KEEP PUSHING THEM AND CHALLENGING THEM.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q= challenging them.]


It's a challenge that has truly paid off.
By winning the competition, Nisha took home 137- thousand dollars in scholarships and cash.
She also won an invitation to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony, later this year. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news,
Scientists are breaking ground in Diabetes research and an oil found in some fish may ease manic depression.
Mika Brzezinski has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam))
SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND WHAT TRIGGERS TYPE-1 DIABETES-- WHICH IS THE MOST SERIOUS FORM OF THAT DISEASE.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY A PROTEIN CALLED GAD MAY PROVOKE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO ATTACK CELLS THAT PRODUCE INSULIN.


VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT CHILDREN BORN MORE THAN FIVE WEEKS PREMATURE.. ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER LEARNING AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AS TEEN-AGERS.
RESEARCHERS IN LONDON FOUND THAT TEENS WHO WERE BORN PREMATURELY.. WERE ALMOST 12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ABNORMAL BRAIN SCANS.
THEY ALSO HAD MORE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE FATTY OIL FOUND IN SOME FISH MAY EASE MANIC DEPRESSION.
ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY, PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM THE DISORDER SAW A NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT.. AFTER TAKING FISH OIL CAPSULES FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
RESEARCHERS THINK THESE FATTY ACIDS SOMEHOW BLOCK ABNORMAL SIGNALS IN THE BRAIN.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A toddler has survived a five-hour ordeal in a narrow well with just a few bumps and scrapes.
The 17-month-old boy is listed in good condition at a Kansas hospital after being pulled from the well outside his home.
Rescuers dug a tunnel by hand to reach him.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

-- Parts of Yugoslavia's three largest cities are in the dark.
NATO knocked out power as it launched fresh air strikes against Serb targets, brushing aside a small Yugoslav troop pull-out from Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]



The driver of a charter bus that crashed in New Orleans, killing 22 people, has a history of drug use.
An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board also confirms the driver tested positive for marijuana when he was hospitalized Sunday after his bus veered off a highway.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Toddler-rescue]


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


A toddler has been rescued after falling into a narrow well near his home in Kansas.
17-month Jessy spent several hours in the well and was pulled to safety after rescuers dug a tunnel around him.
He was taken to the hospital and is said to be in good condition this morning with only a few bumps and scrapes.
Kristi Tedesco reports.
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[SOT]

[4:46:44]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Mulvane, KS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Deneen/Witchita Fire Dept,; :51]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Jim Ford/Mulvane, KS; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Kristi Tedesco/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=For CBS News.]

((

((TAKE PACKAGE))

A CHILD'S CRIES FOR HELP ARE ANSWERED.
AFTER BEING TRAPPED INSIDE A WELL FOR CLOSE TO 5 HOURS, 17-MONTH OLD JESSE WAS LIFTED OUT OF THE DARKNESS... AND RETURNED TO HIS SHAKEN FAMILY.
THE TODDLER FELL ABOUT 16 FEET INSIDE THE HOLE... WHILE PLAYING IN HIS BACKYARD THURSDAY EVENING.
FAMILY MEMBERS WATCHED HELPLESSLY AS EMERGENCY WORKERS TRIED TO SAVE LITTLE JESSE.
((NAT SOUND))

UNABLE TO RESCUE HIM FROM UP ABOVE, CREWS DUG A 25-FOOT HOLE NEARBY... AND THEN BURROWED THEIR WAY TO THE TRAPPED TODDLER.
MEANTIME, OTHERS TRIED TO COMFORT JESSE BY TALKING TO HIM.
A VIDEO CAMERA WAS ALSO LOWERED INSIDE THE WELL TO MONITOR HIS MOVEMENTS.
BUT JESSE APPEARED TO BE OKAY--
HE EVEN HELPED IN HIS OWN RESCUE.. BY GETTING A ROPE AROUND HIS WRIST.
RESCUERS SAY IT WAS A VERY DRAMATIC MOMENT WHEN THEY FINALLY REACHED HIM:

((SOT:TIM DENEEN/WITCHITA FIRE DEPT.))

"Right away we grabbed his feet "
THE INCIDENT CONJURES UP MEMORIES OF 18-MONTH OLD JESSICA MCCLURE--
WHO IN 1987.. FELL DOWN A WELL IN MIDLAND, TEXAS.
IT TOOK CREWS TWO AND A HALF DAYS TO FINALLY RESCUE HER.
OFFICIALS CREDIT LAST NIGHT'S HAPPY ENDIING TO THE MANY WHO CAME OUT TO HELP:

((SOT: MAYOR JIM FORD/MULVANE, KS))



((KRISTI TEDESCO/REPORTING))))[e-Bus]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=accident investigation]


Officials with the National Tranpsortation Safety board say the driver in Sunday's deadly bus accident in New Orleans, tested positive for marijuana.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/May 9;]


Offficials say Frank Bedell failed four random tests for Marijuan use and was also fired from two different jos after testing positive for the drug.
Investigators say Bedell's test results show he had marijuana in his blood after Sunday's crash in New Orleans that killed 22 people.
The bus he was driving slammed into an embankment after veering off the interstate.
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[2-E-Power-Outages]


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


Hundreds of Franklin County power customers are still in the dark after lightning struck a transformer.
Just after the incident early yesterday evening 4-thousand customers were left without power in the area of Rocky Mount, Boone's Mill, and Burnt Chimney.
A-E-P says about 800 customers are still without power. They are working on the situation and hope to have power completely restored this morning.
Some Lynchburg residents are also reporting power outages this morning. A-E-P says they are working to restore power there as well.



[E-Water-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cut ins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-9 1:50:32]
[GRAPHIC=Water Conservation]


The rain has helped a little.
But it's going to take a lot more to relieve the water shortage in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The city has been asking residents to cut back their water usage voluntarily.
But so far, it hasn't had a noticeable effect on Carvins Cove.
The city's main reservoir is almost 19 feet below full pond.
If it drops another five feet, the city will enact MANDATORY water restrictions since the VOLUNTARY cutbacks aren't helping.
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[SOT 20:35:42]
[IN Q=not everyone]

((JESSE PURDUE: NOT EVERYONE'S DOING THAT. WE'D HOPE THAT IF WE DON'T GET RAINFALL THINGS ARE GOING TO GET WORSE.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Purdue/Water Department Manager;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=GET WORSE]
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[VO-NAT]


On Monday, city council will look over a plan to conserve Roanoke's water supply.
One option is buying water from Salem and from Roanoke County.. that would buy the city some time if this dry spell continues.
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[E-Young-Sentence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-40 1:44:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He's stood with Virginia governors and senators as a rising star in politics.
He crafted the plan that put an Arthur Ashe statue on Richmond's avenue of Confederate monuments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


Now former Richmond mayor Leonidas Young is on his way to federal prison.
Young was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for mail fraud, obstruction of justice, and filing a false tax return.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:28:07]
[IN Q=Sometimes you]

((REV. LEONIDAS YOUNG/FORMER RICHMOND MAYOR: SOMETIMES YOU CAN GET CAUGHT UP IN A WHIRLWIND AND NOT REALLY REALIZE UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE THAT TOO MANY LINES HAVE BEEN STEPPED ACROSS.))
[SUPER=01-Leonidas Young/Former Richmond Mayor; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=stepped across.]
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[VO-NAT]


Federal prosecutors indicted Young on 14 other counts.
They allege he stole money from an elderly member of his church to support a lavish adulterous lifestyle, and used his mayoral position for personal gain.
Young did NOT plead guilty to those counts as part of his plea agreement-- but he withdrew legal objections surrounding them.
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[E-Danville-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Danville City Council says it has approved a tight budget. But city schools say it's TOO tight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/1996]


Council approved 16 and half million dollars yesterday for City Schools next year.
That falls more than half-a-million dollars short of what school officials say they need to maintain all current jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville City Schools say they WILL be able to employ MANY of the 110 non-tenured teachers who were told in April that they might be laid off.

[E-Pen-Pals]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-14 49:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students in Montgomery County are finding out how far just a little generosity can reach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riner;]


Mrs. Horton's third graders at Auburn Elementary in Riner are pen-pals with a third grade classroom in Littleton.


Last week, the entire school held a penny-drive to raise money for their friends in Colorado.
Yesterday, a check for 567- dollars was mailed out along with letters that Mrs. Horton's students wrote to their pen-pals.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:01:24]
[IN Q=I said]

((AARON WENDLAND/STUDENT: I SAID I WAS REALLY SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THERE AND THAT I REALLY HOPED THAT THE MONEY HELPED. DEBBIE SNELLINGS/AUBURN ELEMENTARY TEACHER: A SCHOOL IS ABOUT MORE THAN LEARNING MATH...WE'RE A COMMUNITY AND WE WANTED TO SHARE WHAT WE HAVE HERE WITH THOSE IN LITTLETON.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Snellings/Auburn Elementary Teacher; :05]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=in littleton.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mrs. Horton's students hope the money will be used to either build a memorial at the elementary school or to plant trees there in memory of each of the students that were killed.
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[E-Strawberries]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 54:20]
[GRAPHIC=Strawberry Season]


J-D Scott's farm officially opens this morning for the strawberry season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]
But some people could not wait. Yesterday, People searched on their hands and knees at the farm in Moneta ----for

ripe juicy strawberries.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:22:17]
[SOT 10:14:50]
[IN Q=My grandma]

((LISA BOWMAN/CUSTOMER: MY GRANDMA ASKED ME TO COME AND HELP HER PICK BERRIES FOR MY MOM. BUTT BUTT BUTT BETTY HAUPT/CUSTOMER: I LOVE IT AND I LOVE THE BERRIES AND SO DOES MY FAMILY))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Bowman/Customer;]
[SUPER=01-Betty Haupt/Customer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=so does my family]
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[VO-NAT]


The Farm Bureau urges growers to bite into this market saying J-D Scott is the only commercial grower in our area.
He says he makes about two thousand dollars per acre.
A bucket that holds more than a gallon of berries cost five bucks -- half what you'll pay in the grocery store.
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[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]


31 year old Johnathon David Fink has been missing for days.
Fink is a white man about 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, and wearing glasses.
He was last seen Monday leaving his home. Police say he suffers from a blood sugar condition that can cause confusion, if he doesn't maintain his diet.
Anyone with information should call Bedford Police.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The city of Roanoke has been asking residents to cut back their water usage voluntarily. But so far, it hasn't had much of an effect on Carvins Cove.
The city's main reservoir is almost 19 feet below full pond.
If it drops another five feet, the city will enact MANDATORY water restrictions.
City Council will look over a plan to conserve Roanoke's water supply on Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Strawberry season opens today at J-D Scott's farm in Bedford County.
The Farm Bureau urges growers to bite into this market saying J-D Scott is the only commercial grower in our area.
A bucket that holds more than a gallon of berries cost five bucks -- half what you'll pay in the grocery store.
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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)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-7]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]
James Pandapas didn't name "Pandapas Pond" after himself---
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery County;]


HE had named it Poverty Pond, because it drains into Poverty Creek.
But when government surveyors asked neighbors who the pond's owner was, it was dubbed Pandapas Pond, and the name stuck.
Today, thousands of visitors enjoy the recreational area for fishing, hiking, and just relaxing.
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[SOT tape 1 10:53:30]
[IN Q=It's a beatiful]

((JAMES PANDAPAS/POND'S FORMER OWNER: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SPOT AND QUIET, SERENE. EVEN TODAY, YOU CAN'T HEAR THE TRAFFIC FROM THE HIGHWAY. YOU FELT AS IF YOU WERE 50 MILES AWAY FROM ANYTHING AND YOU'RE JUST A FEW MINUTES OUT OF BLACKSBURG.))
[SUPER=01-James Pandapas/Pond's Former Owner;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=out of Blacksburg]
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[VO-NAT]


It's NOT the same as being there...but you can learn the story of the development of Pandapas Pond from a family getaway to a national forest attraction
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[TALENT=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=TIME OFF]

in "Time Off" this weekend...at 8:00 on News 7 Saturday Morning.