[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Friends and classmates are talking about the teen-ager who they say shot six students at his Georgia high school.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And President Clinton consoles the families of the victim's of the Colorado School shootings on the one month anniversary of the tragedy.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Fair weather high pressure makes for a very pleasant Friday forecast...The first half of the weekend promises lots of sunshine.
But by Sunday, we could see some showers develop.
The complete outlook for all your weekend plans, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[School-shooting]


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He's a 15 year old described as a boy scout with a broken heart.
But this morning Thomas Solomon is
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Conyers, GA;]

charged with aggravated assault after opening fire on fellow classmates at his high school in Conyers, Georgia.
Six students were injured before the gunman fell to his knees and surrendered in tears.
Eighteen year old Ryan Rosas was shot in the ankle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=....]

((RYAN ROSA:EVERYBODY WAS EXPECTING A SENIOR PRANK. FIGURED IT WAS A BAD ONE AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO GET IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. IT WAS STUPID TO DO THAT. THEN I FELT SOMETHING ON MY LEG..FELT LIKE A BIG BEE.. BAD BEE STING. OH MAN, HE JUST SHOT ME..THEN I GOT UP RAN WITH EVERYBODY ELSE.))
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[OUT Q=with everybody else.]
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[VO-NAT]


All of the shooting victims are expected to recover.
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[CLINTON-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
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[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


Yesterday's shooting happend exactly one month after the massacre in Littleton, Colorado
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO;]

[4:07:48]
The President and first lady traveled to Colorado yesterday to console the the survivors and the families of those killed.
The Columbine attack was the deadliest school shooting in U-S history.
A dozen students and a teacher were killed before the two shooters killed themselves.
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[OUT Q=the soul of America]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Washington DC;]

[4:12:44]
Meantime, the issue of gun control now moves to the House.
Yesterday the Senate approved a strict juvenile justice bill, which would require background checks on all weapon sales at gun shows and pawn shops, and safety locks on all handguns.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A Danville apartment fire that occurred two years ago sparked heated arguments in a hearing yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/November 1997;]


250 people lost their homes in the fire at Cabin Lake apartments, but the cause was undetermined.
Now, 122 of those tenants are seeking 12-million dollars in damages from the owners and management.
Tenants' attorneys say they've received a document that shows owners had been warned of fire hazards in the buildings.
Defense attorneys say those documents were destroyed or never existed.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-18 22:10]
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Sixty acres of Highland County woodlands are at the heart of an unusual dispute between one man and the federal government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Highland Co.]


Members of Bill Stuart's family have lived in this area for more than 200 years.
At issue is a piece of property, he believes the Forest Service acquired illegally in the 1930s.
He wants it back, even though courts have ruled that the statute of limitations has expired.
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[SOT 01:15:32]
[IN Q=It's the history]

((BILL STUART/HIGHLAND CO. RESIDENT: IT'S THE HISTORY BEHIND THE LAND. IT WAS THE WAY IT WAS TAKEN. TO ME IT WAS TAKEN ILLEGALLY. AND IT'S A MATTER OF JUSTICE TO SET THE MATTER RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Stuart/Highland Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=set the matter right.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Forest Service official sided with Stuart a few years ago, but the agency now maintains it has clear title to the property.
District Ranger David Rhodes says court records and documents support the government's claim that the land was acquired legally.
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
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Murder charges against an Appomattox County woman accused of killing her husband last fall have been sent on to the grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


29-year old Sandra Ann Olivarri was in court for a preliminary hearing on the matter yesterday.
Police say Olivarri confessed to the murder, and told them she shot Nick Olivarri twice while he was sharpening a knife in their home last September.
Neither side would discuss a motive for the killing.
Olivarri could be indicted next month.
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[AEP-Powerline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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The state wants a full review of American Electric Power's alternative powerline route.
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[VO-NAT]


A new S-C-C report addresses the latest proposed alternate route that would run from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to the Jacksons Ferry station in Wythe County.
The route is shorter than AEP's last proposal ... and the report says it could have a less severe impact on the environment.
But it also asks for a full review of the route.
[SUPER=03-Bland;]


Meanwhile, Bland and Wythe County supervisors held a joint meeting to get public input on the new proposed route.
So many opponents showed up, they had to move outside the Bland courthouse.
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[OUT Q=Montgomery Counties.]
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[VO-NAT]


Others were concerned about health issues, declining property values, and the need for the line.
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[1-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports,
A Cave Spring freshman scores some national attention.
Mike Stevens has the that story and more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :29]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: auction))

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[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The National Park Service says three British climbers are stranded at 19-thousand feet on Mount Mckinley in Alaska.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. McKinley, AK:]

[4:14:50]
One of the climbers is reported injured.
Two other climbers are heading toward them from the ground.
Last night bad weather ground a rescue helicopter.
Park officials say a mayday call came from the climbers yesterday morning.
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[SUPER=01-J. D. Swed/Talkeetna District Manager;]
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[OUT Q=through another night.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescuers spotted the three climbers from a search airplane before the weather closed in.
They are said to be in an exposed area, where winds have been blowing at 50 miles an hour.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19 15:05]
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Lynchburg's black community is upset over a remark the city's sheriff made about burning crosses on the lawns of city councilmen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Sheriff Lawrence Simpson calls it a poor choice of words and that he was only urging his deputies to lobby hard for a four percent pay raise.
But the controversy comes at a time when Lynchburg already is wrestling with allegations of racism in the school system.
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[SOT 10:15:06]
[IN Q=We're trying to]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'RE TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD AND TRY TO BRING OUT A BETTER POSITIVE RACIAL AND COMMUNITY SENSE OF BEING AND SENSE OF PRIDE. I'VE BEEN MEETING WITH PEOPLE JUST TODAY ON THAT VERY ISSUE, TRYING TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND THIS DOESN'T REALY HELP, BUT I THINK WE CAN CERTAINLY MOVE BEYOND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=move beyond it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Simpson says he is not a racist, and only apologized if someone took what he said the wrong way.
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[E-Reid]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#=99-21 TC16:36]
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A former Bedford County sheriff's deputy will take on incumbent sheriff Mike Brown this November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Captain Charles W. Reid currently works for the Blue Ridge Regional Jail system.
Bedford County Democrats nominated Reid to oppose Brown.. he says the sheriff's department needs to work on the quality- not quantity- of arrests.
Reid was one of four candidates Brown defeated to win the office in 1995 when sheriff Carl Wells retired.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the government says it's one of the biggest anti-trust cases ever.
Dave Browde has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( TWO GIANT DRUG COMPANIES ADMIT TO RIGGING PRICES ON SOME COMMONLY-USED VITAMINS--
IT'S A SCHEME THAT PROSECUTORS SAY AFFECTED NEARLY EVERY AMERICAN CONSUMER.
VT=VO

((vo))
F. HOFFMAN-LAROCHE AND B-A-S-F HAVE AGREED TO PAY A RECORD 725-MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES.
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY THE FIRMS ENGAGED IN A WORLDWIDE CONSPIRACY TO SET PRICES, DIVVY UP SALES, AND STOMP OUT COMPETITORS.
THE VITAMINS INCLUDED A, B2, B5, C, E, AND BETA CAROTENE.//
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((vo))
WOMEN WHO HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING PREGNANT.. ARE MORE LIKELY TO LOSE THEIR UNBORN CHILD.. IF THEY DO CONCEIVE.
ACCORDING TO A BRITISH STUDY, WOMEN WITH FERTILITY PROBLEMS ARE UP TO THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY OF HAVING A PRENATAL DEATH.
THE RISKS ARE EVEN HIGHER IF THEY GET PREGNANT THROUGH IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
YOUR JOB MIGHT BE CAUSING YOUR NAGGING ASTHMA!
A STUDY PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL FINDS THAT UP TO 10-PERCENT OF ASTHMA CASES IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS.. ARE JOB RELATED.
WORKERS AT THE GREATEST RISK FOR GETTING THE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS INCLUDE FARMERS, PAINTERS, AND JANITORS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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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]


Friends and classmates are talking about the teen-ager who they say shot six students at his Georgia high school.
Some say the boy had just had his heart broken by a girl, but others say he had bragged that he was going to shoot people.
And friends say there were ``lots of guns'' at his home.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


President Clinton calls the Georgia school shooting ``deeply troubling.''
He and the first lady yesterday spoke to students who lived through the Colorado high school shooting one month ago.

He told them their tragedy ``pierced the soul of America.''
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And three climbers are reported stranded on Mount McKinley in Alaska.
New rescue attempts will be made today after bad weather forced a helicopter rescue team to suspend its search last night.
At least one of the climbers is said to be injured.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday May 21.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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Counselors and clergy will be on hand for students, parents, and faculty in Conyers, Georgia, today in the wake of the most recent school shooting.
Six students were wounded in a rampage yesterday by a 15 year old classmate.
Cathy Moss reports.
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[SUPER=03-Conyers, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cecil Brinkley/Assistant Principal; :51]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20; :58]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/Reporting; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=For CBS News.]

((THE GUNMAN THEN FLED THE SCENE, FELL TO HIS KNEES, STUCK A PISTOL IN HIS MOUTH, AND BEGAN CRYING. THAT'S WHEN THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL INTERVENED-- FINALLY GETTING THE BOY TO HAND OVER HIS GUN.
SOT:CECIL BRINKLEY/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

"I just want to say that I was doing my job, I did what needed to be done." ((track 3)) LOCATOR: APRIL 20TH/LITTLETON, CO. YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING HAPPENED EXACTLY ONE MONTH AFTER TWO TEENS WENT ON A DEADLY RAMPAGE AT COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL... KILLING FIFTEEN PEOPLE. LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT CLINTON AND THE FIRST LADY SPOKE TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THERE-- EMPHASIZING ONCE AGAIN THAT WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM THEIR TRAGEDY. president clinton:"You've got to help us here. Take care of yourselves and your families first... take care of the school next... but remember you can help America heal.. and in so doing you will speed the process of healing for yourselves." ))

[E-Pinkston]


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[TAPE#=99-24 11:42]
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A journalist who covered the Columbine High school shooting says the media should cover such events.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston was in Roanoke yesterday. Despite scrutiny of the media's role in shootings like the ones in Colorado and Georgia, Pinkston says media outlets have a responsibility to cover such events.
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[IN Q=I don't think]

[Please cover parts of bite with video] [2:45:38] ((RANDALL PINKSTON: I DON'T THINK IN GENERAL THAT MEDIA CONTRIBUTES TO THE PROLIFERATION OF THOSE EVENTS. I DO THINK THAT WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY. TO COVER THEM. AND I ALSO KNOW THAT IF WE DON'T COVER THEM THE MINUTE WE START PICKING AND CHOOSING WE LEAVE OURSELVES OPEN TO A CHARGE THAT WE NEVER WANT TO HEAR IN THIS SOCIETY. . .WHICH IS A CHARGE THAT WE'VE CENSORED THE NEWS.))
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/CBS News]
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[OUT Q=the news.]
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[5-SCC-Study]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=599-8 00:15]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


The state corporation commission wants a full study of A-E-P's alternative powerline route.
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[VO-NAT]


A new S-C-C report addresses the latest proposed alternate route that would run from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to the Jacksons Ferry station in Wythe County.
The route is shorter than AEP's last proposal ... and the report says it could have a less severe impact on the environment.
But it also asks for a full review of the route.
That would include public hearings in five counties.
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[E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-13 TC1:09:39]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


Supervisors from Bland and Wythe County got their wish.
The two held a joint meeting last night to discuss their opposition to A-E-P's proposal to build a high voltage power line through the county.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- the two boards were hoping for a crowd and their wish was granted.
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[SUPER=03-Bland; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Bradshaw/Power Line Opponent; :23]
[SUPER=01-Claude Otey/Power Line Opponent; :33]
[SUPER=01-John Dodson/Power Line Opponent; :55]
[SUPER=@teresa1; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=News-7, Bland County.]


[E-Goode-Labor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:54:03]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


Labor union members in Danville had a loud message for Congressman Virgil Goode today:
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((NAT SOT: No thanks to your legislative pranks!))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The workers gathered outside the congressman's Danville office after business hours.
They say they're protesting his recent vote to use a projected 800-billion dollar budget surplus for tax cuts. They want it used for Medicare and Social Security.
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[SUPER=01-Carol Sheerer/AFL-CIO;]

((CAROL SHEERER/AFL-CIO: I INTEND TO RETIRE ONE DAY AND I'M A BABY BOOMER, SO I HOPE IT'S THERE WHEN I RETIRE. I HAVE A PENSION, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS OUT THERE THAT DON'T HAVE A PENSION.))
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[OUT Q=that don't have a pension. - DOUBLE OUT!!!]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Congressman Goode said by phone today that the projected surplus comes from taxes on Social Security.
He says he's in favor of saving the programs, but NOT by using Social Security tax revenues.

[Three-Steve]


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[COMM #6]

((Archive: auction))

[E-Radford-PO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-28 00:16]
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Several downtown post offices have closed in recent months to be replaced with newer, larger facilities a few miles away.
That's what's happening in Radford.
But, as Stacey Martin explains - the community's overall response has been much different.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Corbin/Radford City Florist Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Keefer/U. S. Postal Service; :38]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Radford.]

((Jeff Corbin circulated a questionairre shortly after hearing about the changes in store for the downtown post office.

And, he found out many people in the community felt the same way he did.
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[IN Q=The new facility]

((JEFF CORBIN/OWNER, RADFORD CITY FLORIST: THE NEW FACILITY IS OPENING UP GREATER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WESTERN CORRIDOR THAT WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE. SO I DO THINK THERE'S SOME POSITIVE COMING OUT OF IT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=out of it.]


Radford's old downtown post office is the third in Southwest Virginia in recent months, that postal officials have closed to make way for a more modern branch.
However, they say the changes aren't part of any organized effort.
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[IN Q=There's no great overall plan]

((ELLEN KEEFER/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: THERE'S NO GREAT OVERALL PLAN TO MAKE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. IT'S JUST THAT AS THE COMMUNITIES GROW THE SERVICES THE SERVICES THEY NEED NEED TO CONTINUE TO GROW AS WELL.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=grow as well.]


Keefer says the downtown post office should close later this summer when the new one, now under construction, opens up.
However, residents used to a downtown facility will still be able to find service at a small, contract station postal officials hope to open by August.
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[IN Q=We plan to open]

((ELLEN KEEFER/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: WE PLAN TO OPEN THE CONTRACT POSTAL UNIT WITHIN TWO BLOCKS FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW. SO, WE HOPE THAT WILL INCONVENIENCE AS FEW PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=few people as possible.]


The new Radford post office will be equipped with more automated machines for faster processing, and an in-house postal store.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Radford.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports,
Daredevil Robby Kinevil dares to jump the Grand Canyon and has a devil of a landing.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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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]


Opponents of the latest alternative route for A-E-P's powerline turned out in full force last night.
Bland and Wythe County supervisors held a joint meeting to hear what the public had to say.
What they had to say was overwhemlingly negative.
Supervisors did not officially take a stand against the route, but said they will likely do so in the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Lynchburg City Sheriff is in hot water over a comment he made about burning crosses on the lawns of city councilmen.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson calls it a poor choice of words and that he was only urging his deputies to lobby hard for a four percent pay raise.
But one city councilman says Simpson's remark doesn't help the city's attempt to build a better racial and community sense of being.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Radford's downtown post office is closing, but most residents don't seem too upset about it.
It will be replaced by a new, bigger facility a few miles away.
One local business owner say the new building will open opportunities for that part of town that were never there before.
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[Promo]


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


Farming Education might not sound as crucial for your children as say, math or science.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


But Virginia's Standards of Learning tests require knowledge about Johnny Appleseed.
A local farmer has long made it is priority to teach children about where food REALLY comes from.
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[SOT 10:22:41]
[IN Q=But not as much]

((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S FARM AND ORCHARD: BUT NOT AS MUCH AS WE'VE BEEN DOING IT IN THE LAST FIVE OR 10 YEARS, WHEN WE REALLY DECIDED THAT WITH THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING SKILLS THAT KIDS NEEDED TO KNOW, WE NEEDED TO IMPROVE IN WHAT WE WERE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Johnson/Johnson's Farm and Orchard;]
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[OUT Q=what we were doing]
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[VO-NAT]


You can come along on this school tour of Johnson's Farm, as well as see how the "Fruit of the Farm" is cultivated into bottles of wine.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN TIME OFF GRAPHIC]
Check it out in this week's "Time Off", coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

(ad lib bye)