[CUBAN-BOY]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez;]


The waiting continues for a court ruling in the Elian Gonzalez case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:00:47]
The relatives of Elian and the government are waiting for a ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
The Justice Department has asked the court to order the family to turn Elian over to his father.
The Miami relatives want Elian to stay until they exhaust the appeals process.
It is clear, the wait is difficult for everyone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( FATHER SANTANA ELIAN IS FINE....LAZARO-- I FIND HIM KIND OF TENSE. THESE PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED FOR SO LONG. THERE IS A LOT OF TENSION.))
[SUPER=07-Father Santana;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=There is a lot of tension.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]

Meantime the mayor of Miami plans to meet in Washington today with government officials about the custody dispute.

[11Drug-Sweep]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Despite last night's rain, Roanoke police went ahead with plans to arrest dozens of drug suspects, the result of undercover detective work that started last October.
More than 40 local, state and federal officers and agents went looking for 60 people facing drug counts.
At last word, 17 were already in custody.


[11School-Gun]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC17:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Pulaski County student brought a loaded gun to school days ago.
Yesterday, the school superintendent said there was nothing to fear.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]


A fourth-grader showed the gun to a couple of friends before classes started at a Dublin elementary school.
Those kids told a teacher, who searched the boy's backpack and found a small-caliber semi-automatic.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: ALL ACCOUNTS INDICATE THAT THIS WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT, WHICH INVOLVED ONLY ONE STUDENT. AT THIS TIME IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS NO INTENT TO HARM ANYONE ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT INVOLVED. HE APPARENTLY BROUGHT THE GUN FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHOWING IT TO SOME OF HIS FRIENDS.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=some of his friends.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The boy's been suspended.
Dublin police are trying to find out how he got hold of the gun.
(------------)



[11Boty-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Education]

Next year students in Botetourt County won't have to use bookshelves and coat racks for classroom walls. That's because the school board plans to spend 710-thousand-dollars this summer to build walls in five elementary schools. The schools don't have walls due to outdated construction. The money's coming from public school loans, but the superintendent says the board can NOT afford to build walls inside Eagle Rock Elementary School.

[11Jamestown]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC47:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Jamestown historians say their four century old mystery remains unsolved.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamestown]


What killed some of America's first English settlers?
Last week, a North Carolina pathologist made national news with his theory: they were poisoned to death with arsenic.
But Jamestown historians say it's just another unproven theory, along with disease, famine, and anarchy:
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:28:07]
[IN Q=There could]

((BILL KELSO/CHIEF ARCHAEOLOGIST: THERE COULD HAVE BEEN CIVIL UNREST IS ANOTHER THAT I HAVE. SO HIGH THAT THEY WERE BEGINNING TO PERHAPS SHOOT EACH OTHER. I MEAN THERE LOTS OF PROBLEMS HERE. LOTS OF WAYS OF DYING.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Kelso/Chief Archaeologist;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=lots of ways of dying.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The arsenic theory is based NOT on forensic tests, but on diaries and journals.
Jamestown officials admit there was a motive for murder.
Spanish ships carrying gold were easy targets for potential English piracy from the Jamestown settlement.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, free agent signings in the N-F-L and a Frank Beamer autobiography is in the works.
Mike Stevens has that and more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:31]
[OUT Q=later this morning]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)



[11NRV-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse/ejo]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:43:56]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


Afternoon thunderstorms in the New River Valley left it's mark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


How about hail ... several inches of it.
Our ruler measured at least nine inches at the Pizza Hut parking lot in Christiansburg.
Traffic on nearby Interstate-81 was slowed for a time, when heavy rain washed debris into the roadway.
(------------)



[11southside-weather]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:47:51]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


People in Southside kept an eye on streams and creeks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Most of the area saw heavy rain and lightening yesterday evening.
Pittsylvania County had a couple of thunder storm warnings, and strong winds.
No major damage has been reported. South Boston suffered sporadic power outages throughout the evening.
(------------)



[11Trout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC35:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


City Council member Jim Trout is in the hospital recovering from surgery this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Trout became ill during the council meeting yesterday. He first thought it was just a bad case of indigestion, but doctors apparently found a tear in his aorta.
Trout is expected to remain in the hospital for a week, but a campaign aide says Trout is "emphatic" (em-FAT-ic) about continuing his bid for re-election, and serving another term on city council.
(------------)



[11Meningitis]


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


Another Radford University student has been diagnosed with Meningococcal (ma-NEN-go-COCK-uhl) Meningitis.
The unidentified student got sick last Friday and was taken to the New River Valley Medical Center on Saturday.
That person is now in stable condition.
Another student came down with the illness after leaving school April 7th.
A spokesperson for the New River Valley Health District says that the two cases are NOT related and that there are no other known Meningitis cases in the New River Valley area.

[11Franklin-Dental]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Franklin County residents have another resource to help them keep their pearly whites healthy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; ]

Carilion funded a 110-thousand dollar dental clinic for the Franklin County health department. One private dentist spends his Monday's seeing patients in the dental trailer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:09:19]
[IN Q=I was actually]

((DR. JAMES HARTIGAN/DENTIST: I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, I'M INVOLVED IN MISSION WORK OVER IN AFRICA AND I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO LOCALLY THAT WOULD COINCIDE WITH WHAT I DO THERE.))
[Super=01-Dr. James Hartigan/Dentist;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=what I do there.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The clinic is for adults who qualify and provides basic oral health services.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, soft drinks do not increase obesity in children.

Tricia Kean has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Kean/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=TRICIA

((on cam))
-BIGGER- DOESN'T MEAN -BETTER-... WHEN IT COMES TO -HOSPITALS-... THAT PERFORM -ANGIO-PLASTIES-!
VT=VO

((vo))
A STUDY IN THIS MONTH'S -JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION- SAYS... THE GAP IN -ANGIO-PLASTY RELATED DEATHS-... BETWEEN -SMALLER- AND -LARGER HOSPITALS-.. IS SHRINKING.
EARLIER RESEARCH SHOWED... THAT PATIENTS FAIRED BETTER AT -HEALTH CARE FACILITIES-... THAT PERFORMED MORE THAN -2- HUNDRED ANGIO-PLASTIES A YEAR.
THE PROCEDURE... WHICH IS USED TO UN-CLOG ARTIES... USES A -BALLOON-... TO INCREASE -BLOOD FLOW-... TO -THE HEART-.
VT=VO

((vo))
HERE'S A STORY... THAT PARENTS WILL WANT TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO!
-NEW- RESEARCH SUGGESTS... THAT -SUGARY SOFT DRINKS-... DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE -OBESITY IN CHILDREN-!
ANALYSTS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY... STUDIED -2- YEARS OF DAY-TA... COMPILED BY -THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-.
THEY FOUND... THAT ON AVERAGE... -NON-OVERWEIGHT- AND -OVERWEIGHT KIDS-... DRANK ABOUT -A CAN- OF -SODA- A DAY.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ESTIMATES... THAT -1- IN -5- AMERICAN CHILDREN... IS CONSIDERED -OVERWEIGHT-.
VT=VO

((vo))
WOMEN WITH -OSTEO-PORISIS-... HAVE A -NEW WEAPON- IN THEIR -MEDICAL ARSENAL-!
IT'S CALLED -ACTONEL-.
THE DRUG... REDUCED THE RISK OF NEW FRACTURES... BY -65- PERCENT IN -POST MENO-PAUSAL WOMEN-.
RESEARCHERS... AT THE NATIONAL OSTEO-POROSIS FOUNDATION SAY... -THE DRUG- WILL ALLOW -AT-RISK WOMEN-... TO -REMAIN ACTIVE-.
OSTEO-POROSIS THREATENS MORE THAN -28- MILLION AMERICANS...THE MAJORITY OF THEM... -WOMEN-.
ONCAM=TRICIA

((on cam))
AND... THAT'S A LOOK AT -THE DAY IN HEALTH-.
I'M TRICIA KEAN... CBS NEWS... NEW YORK.))
(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
Another Radford University student has been diagnosed with Meningococcal (ma-NEN-go-COCK-uhl) Meningitis.
The unidentified student got sick last Friday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Things are looking brighter this morning on Wall Street.
Yesterday, the Nasdaq soared 217 points, its biggest single day point gain, one trading day after its biggest ever one day point loss.
And the Dow advanced more than 275 pints after its Friday record loss.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


No word yet from a federal appeals court in the Elian Gonzalez case. Its expected to decide whether the government can act immediately to reunite the boy with his father or wait until a pending appeal is settled.
Meanwhile the vigil outside Elian's Miami home continues.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the rain is causing problems in normally sunny southern California.
Two boys were rescued after being swept into a rushing, rain swollen river.
The heavy downpours have also left highways soaked, triggering hundreds of accidents
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday April 18-th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[River-rescue]


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


A dramatic rescue in southern California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glendora, CA;]

[3:04;05]
After a day of heavy rain two boys were caught by surprised and swept into a rushing river.
The water was clocked at nearly 30 miles an hour.
They were rescued by Sheriff's deputies.
They were taken to the hospital, there is no word yet on their conditions.
(------------)


[Roanoke-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-18]
[GRAPHIC=severe weather]


Closer to home, severe thunderstorms created some tense moments for 5 people in a car who quickly realized one road was impassable due to high water.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Around 8 last night, a driver was apparently trying to cross a bridge near Tenth and Grayson streets in Northwest Roanoke when the vehicle stalled. Police and firefighters helped rescue the 5 people inside. All were pulled to safety and were not seriously hurt.

The car was damaged and had to be towed.
(------------)


[wall-street]


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


Asian markets are regaining some ground after yesterday's big drop and last week's sell-off on Wall Street.
Tokyo's Nikkei was down just 39 points at closing.
Wall Street investors are also breathing easier today after the Dow and Nasdaq bounced back yesterday.
While many analysts say yesterday's upswing is a good sign, they warn investors should bet used to the volatility.
Drew Levinson reports.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:10:27]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Skrainka/Chief Analyst, Edward Jones; :44]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=New York]

((
SUGGESTED LEDE: THE SHUDDER WALL STREET WAITED FOR MONDAY NEVER CAME. AFTER RECORD LOSSES ON FRIDAY, IT SEEMED LIKE JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE MARKETS... ALMOST. DREW LEVINSON REPORTS.
---
(LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY)



(natsound closing bell)


There were sighs of relief on Wallstreet as fears of another plunge never came to be.
The numbers on the Dow and NASDAQ were up and down most of the day, but nothing extreme like last Friday.
And the mood was a lot different too. Outside the New York Stock exchange traders said it was basically a normal day on the floor.

(SOT 45:07 NO SUPER)

PRETTY SUBDUED NOTHING, NOT A WHOLE LOT GOING ON BUT WHATS MOOD?
THE MOOD? I DONT KNOW EVERYBODY IS JUST KINDA DOING THEIR JOB.

(SOT 49:15 NO SUPER)

VERY QUIET UP THERE, PEOPLE DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THIS MARKET RIGHT NOW EVERYBODY'S SITTING ON THE SIDELINES, AT LEAST MY CUSTOMERS ARE.
Most market analysts say despite the recent fall, this is no time to panic.

(SOT ALAN SKRAINKA-CHIEF ANALYST/EDWARD JONES)

OUR MESSAGE IS THE SAME AS IT WAS SIX MOTHS AGO OR SIX YEARS AGO, LIMIT TECHNOLOGY TO 20 PERCENT OF YOUR PORTFOLIO, STAY FULLED INVESTED, AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GOOD BALANCE IN THE PORTFOLIO AND DONT CARRIED AWAY WITH HOT STOCKS THAT DONT HAVE ANY EARNINGS.
Many of those stocks were the dot-coms that were driving up the market-and then pulled it down.
We think the dot com companies that really don't have any earnings are going to continue to sink into the sunset.
Admittedly last week was a bad one on the marketbut at least people took this advice and came back for another round.))

[11Dynasty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-07]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

An electrical motor at a Roanoke restaurant set the kitchen on fire yesterday morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The fire did 800-thousand-dollars damage to the Dynasty restaurant in the Ramada hotel on Franklin Road. Flames were confined to the kitchen and ventilation system. The night manager was the only one in the restaurant. She was treated for smoke inhalation. The hotel was not evacuated.
(------------)



[11Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC05:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mental health advocates are trying to send a message to prevent abuse, neglect and unnecessary deaths in mental health institutions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


NAMI, (NAA-mee) the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill held a candlelight vigil in South Boston in the hopes of helping people who can't help themselves.
Governor Jim Gilmore vetoed a bill that would give a state agency the independence to investigate alleged mistreatments of patients.
The General Assembly has a chance to overturn that decision.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN Q=I'm a mental health]
[SOT 1:27:37]

((HOPE BAGWELL/SUFFERS FROM BIPOLAR DEPRESSION: I'M A MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER AND MY CONCERN IS THERE'S SO MANY STIGMAS ATTACHED TO MENTAL ILLNESS AND RETARDATION STILL TO THIS DAY, 2000, AND I FELL THAT IF WE CAN GET OUR MESSAGE ACROSS TO JUST ONE PERSON THAN WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Hope Bagwell/Mental Health Patient]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=state of Virginia.]
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly will have the opportunity to override Governor Gilmore's veto on house bill 491 tomorrow.
(-----------------)



[11Census-2000]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:49:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Census figures show the federal government spent about 84- hundred dollars on each Virginia resident last year.. the second highest per capita total in the nation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


But local leaders say we can do better.
In Lynchburg, they're pushing every resident to fill out and return their 2000 census form.. and they remind us that the information is kept confidential.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:29:46]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((LARRY HOLLOWAY/CENSUS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CENSUS AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE. WE WANT TO LET THOSE PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE CENSUS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR PERSONAL LIVES AS FAR AS WHAT THEY'RE DOING.. IF THEY HAVE ILLEGAL THINGS GOING ON.. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Holloway/Census Committee Chairman]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=care about that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Just 61 percent of Lynchburg residents have returned their census forms so far.. about the same as the national average.
(------------)



[2-Cuban-boy]


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


Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives and his father.... are anxiously awaiting -the decision- of -an appeals court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:00:47]
Its expected to decide whether the government can act immediately to reunite the boy with his father or wait until a pending appeal is settled.
Meanwhile the vigil outside Elian's Miami home continues.
Yesterday... protestors marked the 39th anniversary of the bay of pigs disaster.
That's when C-I-A trained exiles made a failed attempt to invade Castro's Cuba.
(------------)


[11Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC02:17]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Invest.]


Bedford County authorities have picked up where a special grand jury left off-- developing leads turned up in the investigation of the Vinton Police Department.
A prosecutor from Bedford appeared before a Roanoke County judge yesterday, citing an "on-going criminal investigation," and asking the judge not to release any more information from the grand jury report.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-November 1999]


Judge Diane Strickland gave the public three hours February 18th to review the 24-page report. The names of certain targets of the investigation had been blacked out. The full report remains sealed.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday]


Attorneys for former Police Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant Bill Brown argued against disclosing additional information sought by the Roanoke Times.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


It's unclear whether Foutz and Brown could be targets of the BEDFORD County probe, or if the current investigation focuses only on those people whose names were not revealed in February.
For example the Grand Jury report listed Foutz, Brown and a third person-- whose name was blacked out-- involved in what the report referred to as a "slush fund."

[11Shooting-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/nkr]
[TAPE#=599-14 1:30:54]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Roanoke police have charged a man in a fatal shooting that happened last winter.
28-year-old Paul Childs of Chestnut Avenue was arrested yesterday, in the death of Joseph Nemo.
He was charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police say Childs shot Nemo last February after the two got an argument.
It's said the two took a cab to the hospital TOGETHER where Nemo later died.

[11Tenth-Street]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC13:59]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo]


Residents of a Roanoke neighborhood claimed victory, as city council backed away from a controversial plan for improvements on Tenth Street.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Changes proposed by the Virginia Department of Transportation would have widened tenth street to four lanes in some areas. The proposal would have taken more than 20 homes and businesses.
But last night, city council embraced an alternative that has the support of residents in the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We are very, very gratified]

((WE ARE VERY VERY GRATIFIED AND VERY RELIEVED. COUNCIL HAS DONE THE RIGHT THING BY ITS NEIGHBORHOODS, OR THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE. THAT IS WHAT THEY ALWAYS SAY THEY WANT TO DO. AND TONIGHT WE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THEY ARE AS GOOD AS THEIR WORD.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Williams/Williamson Road Action Forum]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=as good as their word.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Rick Williams praised City Manager Darlene Burcham for her willingness to consider and address the residents' concerns.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomed U-V-A coach Pete Gillen and a former Virginia coach has a new team.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=of yourself]



[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:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke police have arrested more than a dozen drug suspects. It's the result of undercover detective work that started last October.
More than 40 local, state and federal officers and agents went looking for 60 people facing drug counts.
At last word, 17 were already in custody.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Flash flooding created some tense moments for one car that tried to cross a road with high water. Around 8 last night, a driver was apparently trying to cross a bridge near Tenth and Grayson streets in Northwest Roanoke when the vehicle stalled. Police and firefighters helped rescue the 5 people inside. All were pulled to safety and were not seriously hurt.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


An electrical motor set the kitchen fire at a Roanoke restaurant yesterday morning. The fire did 800-thousand-dollars damage to the Dynasty restaurant in the Ramada hotel on Franklin Road.


(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Even at this]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6]
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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]