[11School-Closing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


A construction accident means no classes today for some middle school students.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Construction workers severed a gas line at Peterstown Middle School in Monroe County, West Virginia.
That means no classes today for students there.
(-------------)



[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game Record]


There might be two winners this morning in the 350 (m) million-dollar Big Game lottery. A ticket matching the numbers drawn last night was sold at a store in the Detroit, Michigan suburb of Utica. Illinois Lottery officials believe someone may have purchased a winning ticket there as well. There is no word yet on whether any winning tickets were sold elsewhere.
So if you haven't checked your ticket stub. The winning numbers are
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board 150] 1-2-12-33-37. and the Big Money Ball: 4

(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)[Hostage-Standoff]



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


A 10- hour hostage standoff in California is finally over.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Apple Valley, CA;]


A SWAT Team raided the home of a 25- year- old bank robbery suspect, who was holding a three- year- old girl and a five- year- old boy hostage.
The suspect, identified as Ray Parker, was shot as the SWAT Team moved in to rescue the two children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:35 ]
[IN Q=The SWAT Team]

((SGT. ROBERT WICKUM/SAN BERNADINO CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE SWAT TEAM MADE ENTRY, USING A DIVERSIONARY DEVICE AND AS THEY DID ENTER THE APARTMENT, SHOTS WERE FIRED AND THE SUSPECT WENT DOWN. BOTH CHILDREN ARE OKAY.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Robert Wickum/San Bernadino Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=are okay.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities say Parker took the children hostage after allegedly robbing a bank, shooting at police and stealing a car.
Police say they tried to negotiate with Parker, but their efforts failed.
That's when Parker was shot.
He's said to be in critical condition.
(------------)



[11Mize]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:17:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 14-year old Henry County victim has some closure after her uncle shot her one year ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


A judge sentenced 47-year old William Edward "Billy" Mize to 51 years in prison for shooting his niece, Amanda Fackler, in the face.
The incident left Amanda blind and with lead poisoning.
She says it's been a long journey and knows there are more challenges to come.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:50:15]
[IN Q=I'm nervous]

((AMANDA FACKLER/VICTIM: I'M NERVOUS, BUT I'M READY TO GO ON AND LIVE MY LIFE.))
[SOT 1:53:41]

((WANDA MIZE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: SHE ASKS ME QUESTIONS WHY HE DID IT. I DON'T HAVE THOSE ANSWERS. I DON'T KNOW. I CAN'T GIVE THAT WHAT SHE NEEDS AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY? AND I TOLD HER SHE PROBABLY WILL NEVER WILL KNOW BUT SHE JUST HAS TO MAKE THE BEST SHE CAN MAKE OUT OF HER LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Fackler/Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wanda Mize/Victim's Mother; :10]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=out of her life.]
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]


The family is pleased with the sentence because it's almost a life sentence for the uncle.
Amanda now wishes to become a Braille teacher.
(-----------------)



[11Reynolds]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:17:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A man will serve 16 years in prison for a store robbery that turned deadly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lawrence David Reynolds admitted robbing three women at a convenience store in Axton last year.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April 1999;]


Reynolds and his co-defendant William Lemayne Murphy say they were in the getaway car while Michael Ramey robbed the store and killed a clerk.
Ramey is charged with capital murder and will stand trial in October.
(------------)



[2-11School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Classes are cancelled today at a middle school in West Virginia due to a constuction accident.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Construction workers severed a gas line at Peterstown Middle School in Monroe County, West Virginia.
That means no classes today for students there.
(-------------)



[6-Gilmore-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC18:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore's much anticipated meeting with Virginia N-A-A-C-P leaders is set for today. The leaders of the civil rights organization think it's time to end the annual Confederate History Month proclamations every April.
The national chairman of the N-A-A-C-P says the Governor called him Monday night to discuss a possible tourism boycott of the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 1;]


Julian Bond says Gilmore wanted to know where the national office stood on his Confederate Month proclamation.
Bond says Gilmore was NOT suggesting a compromise or trying to "strike a deal."
(------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Bond says he told the Governor the national board usually follows the lead of the state chapter... as it did in South Carolina.
The N-double-A-C-P has been boycotting that state since January first.


[11Harris]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke school superintendent Wayne Harris has a new contract.
The agreement covers the next four years, and raises his salary to 135-thousand dollars a year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harris showed some emotion as he expressed his gratitude to the school board yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to assure]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SUPERINTENDENT: I WANT TO ASSURE THE BOARD THAT THIS ISN'T ABOUT SADNESS, THIS IS ABOUT MY EXCITEMENT, AND THE JOY THAT I FEEL THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke Superintendent;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=serve here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Harris has been Roanoke's superintendent for seven years.
The school board praised him for several accomplishments, including gains in student test scores and higher pay for teachers.
(------------)



[11National-Forests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC03:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The National Forest Service wants to keep roads out of some 43-million acres nationwide.
The Sierra Club says that's good, but more can be done.
Though a ban on road-building makes logging more difficult according to the Sierra Club, the plan doesn't ban logging completely.
The proposal released yesterday
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

would keep roads from being built in some 414-thousand acres of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
The Forest Service will hold two meetings about the plan in Roanoke-- the first on May 22 and a public hearing on June 20.
(------------)



[La-Nina]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


NASA's top weather watchers say the effects of La Nina are fading.
Which should mean a return to normalcy across the country.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Adamec/NASA Oceanographer; :28]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :56]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles. ]

(( FIRST THERE WAS EL NINO - -UNUSUALLY WARM WATER IN THE PACIFIC THEN CAME LA NINA WHEN COLDER THAN NORMAL WATER FORMED IN THE PACIFIC. DURING LA NINA THE JET STREAMS THAT STEER OUR WEATHER ACROSS THE U.S. ARE KEPT NORTH THAT CAUSES THE NORTH TO BE STORMY, WHILE THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE U.S. STAYS DRY GENERALLY, THATS HOW ITS BEEN FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. BUT NOW OCEANOGRAPHERS SAY LA NINA IS DISAPPEARING.

-SOT-DAVID ADAMEC, NASA OCEANOGRAPHER


we know that the La Nina is diminishing in intensity and as that cold water disappears, its effect on the atmosphere is going to diminish.
THIS MEANS THAT AFTER YEARS OF EXTREMES FROM DROUGHT TO ICE STORMS, OUR WEATHER PATTERNS SHOULD BE MORE NORMAL FROM NOW ON. BUT WHAT IS NORMAL ANYWAY ? OUR DAY TO DAY WEATHER CAN STILL BE STRANGE. THIS WEEK ITS BEEN HOT IN THE EAST. WHILE IT WAS SNOWING IN COLORADO.

-SOT- you're always going to have variability in the day to day weather.


IF LA NINA DOES TRULY GO AWAY THEN THIS HURRICANE SEASON SHOULD BE WEAKER AS WELL.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, honesty is the best policy at the doctor's office.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON CAM HOW HONEST ARE YOU WHEN YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR? A NEW SURVEY SUGGESTS THE VAST MAJORITY OF PATIENTS DONT TELL ALL DURING A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR.

VT=VO

THE SURVEY IS IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL AND FINDS JUST ABOUT 10% OF PATIENTS TRULY OPEN UP WHEN THEY GO TO THE DOCTOR IN FACT MANY DONT EVEN VOICE THE CONCERN THAT MADE THEM SCHEDULE THE APPT IN THE FIRST PLACE. MAKE A LIST IF YOU NEED TO BRING A FRIEND IF YOU NEED TO- AND DONT BE EMBARASSED OR INTIMIDATED. REMEMBER- WE WORK FOR YOU- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- SNAKES. JUST HATE THEM. BUT THEY MAY HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN MEDICINE. A STUDY IN THE JAMA SHOWS THE VENOM OF THE MALAYSIAN PIT VIPER CAN REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF A STROKE. RESEARCHERS SAY THE VENOM OF THE PIT VIPER CAN DISSOLVE THE BLOOD CLOT BLOCKING A BRAIN ARTERY- AND PREVENT PERMANENT DAMAGE. THE KEY- JUST AS IT IS FOR OTHER CLOT BUSTING DRUGS- THE VENOM MUST BE WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF STROKE SYMPTOMS
ON CAM AND FINALLY- GOING ON VACATION THIS SUMMER? WELL DONT FORGET THE CAMERA, SUNSCREEN, AND FLU SHOT.

VT=VO

THATS RIGHT- THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAY NOW IS WHEN FLU SEASON KICKS INTO GEAR IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AND THE TROPICS-- SO IF YOU DIDNT GET A FLU SHOT THIS PAST YEAR- YOU MAY NEED ONE NOW- AND IF YOU DID GET ONE- IT MAY BE WEARING OFF SO SEE WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO DO.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS))


(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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


There are two people waking up as multi- millionaires this morning...
Lottery officials say winning tickets were bought in Michigan and Illinois for the 350- million- dollar Big Game Jackpot.
But there could be other winning tickets, as well.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Lynchburg city council has voted DOWN a proposal that would have banned discriminating against gays and lesbians in the city's personnel policy.
The proposal drew a huge crowd to council chambers last night.
The hearing evolved into a long debate over the morality of homosexuality.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And Governor Gilmore meets with the state chapter of the N-double-A-C-P in Richmond today. The leaders of the civil rights organization think it's time to end the annual Confederate History Month proclamations every April.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, May 10th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-11School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


A construction accident has closed one middle school today.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Construction workers severed a gas line at Peterstown Middle School in Monroe County, West Virginia.
That means no classes today for students there.
(-------------)



[2-Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


So far, two people are waking up winners this morning in the 350 (m) million-dollar Big Game lottery. A ticket matching the numbers drawn last night was sold at a store in the Detroit, Michigan suburb of Utica. An Illinois Lottery spokeswoman says a winning ticket was sold there as well. There is no word yet on whether any winning tickets were sold elsewhere.
So if you haven't checked your ticket stub. The winning numbers are
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board 150] 1-2-12-33-37. and the Big Money Ball: 4

(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)[China-Trade]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Free trade with China is one of the top priorities of the Clinton Administration.
Yesterday, the President pulled out all the stops, trying to persuade Congress to vote in favor of the proposal.


Lee Cowan has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Carter/Former President; :12]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Ford/Former President; :19]
[SUPER=01-Goldie Hawn/Actress; :41]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jesse Ventura/(I) Minnesota; :48 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Judy Coggins/Plant Manager; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS news, The White House]


(( After months of quiet arm twisting -- the President brought out the big guns. His Oval Office predecessors invited here to make a point: free trade with China is long overdue.

(SOT/CARTER 11:23:57)

"A negative vote in the Congress on this issue will be a serious set back."

(SOT/FORD 11:12:21)

"We want China's economic reform to succeed."

(NARR:)


The measure would open Chinese markets to US businesses -- something the White House hopes would promote economic development and more individual rights for China's 1 billion people.

But the votes are too close to call, and the last minute push has
brought out an odd collection of voices --- from actress Goldie Hawn who

worries about China's trustworthiness.

(SOT/GOLDIE HAWN, ACTRESS 14:00:32) "I have no reason to believe they

will fulfill their promises."

(NARR:)


To Governor Jesse Ventura who thinks it will be a boon to the US economy.

(SOT/GOV. JESSE VENTURA, I-MN 12:31:51)

"It will not be bad for American labor."

(NARR:)


But many manufacturers disagree -- and fear what happened after the North America Free Trade Agreement may happen again: jobs, they say, will go where the labor is cheap.

(SOT/JUDY COGGINS, PLANT MANAGER 00:03:45)

"We can't compete. We just can't compete with those prices."

(NARR:)


There are human rights concerns -- religious and environmental ones too -- but with China fast becoming the world's largest economy -- talk of its isolation equals talk of another cold war.

(CLINTON SOT 11:45:37) "I wish it weren't a fight, but it is."



(COWAN ON CAM:)

"The measure has been the product of years of tough negotiations by four administrations. Like his predecessors, Mr. Clinton would like this to be HIS foreign policy legacy. Lee Cowan, CBS News, the White House."
))


[11Gay-Benefits]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC03:30]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg city council has voted DOWN a proposal that would have banned discriminating against gays and lesbians in the city's personnel policy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The proposal drew an overflow crowd to council chambers last night as nearly three dozen people spoke out both in favor and against it.
The hearing evolved into a ninety- minute debate over the morality of homosexuality.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:30:32-:45 #1//13:55:00-:08 #2// 13:44:04-:16 #1// 13:52:18-:29 #2]
[IN Q=Passing these amendments]
[SUPER=01-Bill Connelly/Gay Activist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Doty/Supports Change; :14]
[SUPER=01-Scott Tschetter/Opposes Change; :23]
[SUPER=01-David Lytle/Opposes Change; :36]
[RUNS=44]
[OUT Q=choices people make.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The final vote was 4- to- 2 against the changes.
Several council members noted that Virginia's Attorney General has ruled that such a change is illegal and unenforceable.
(------------)



[11Sayers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC15:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A convicted drunk driver will spend time in prison for an accident that claimed three lives last fall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The sentencing hearing for Timothy Sayers was filled with emotion, even before the ashes of one of the victims were placed on the witness stand.
Mary Beth Deaner said she learned how badly her son was mangled in the wreck only from attending court hearings in Sayer's case.
Each parent expressed- -or tried to express- -something like what Christy Smith's father said.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT #1 @ 3:30:05]
[IN Q=There hasn't been]

((THERE HASN'T BEEN A DAY SINCE OCTOBER 1st THAT I HAVEN'T CRIED OVER CHRISTY. I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO BE BEFORE I EVER GET OVER THIS.))
[SUPER=01-William Smith/Victim's Father]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=get over this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Sayers had been using cocaine. His blood- alcohol level was twice the legal limit. The car was traveling between 80 and 100 miles an hour when it struck a tree on Hershberger Road.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT #5 @ 4:51]
[IN Q=I think about it]

((I HAVE LEARNED A LESSON FROM THIS. I HAVEN'T TOUCHED A DROP OF ALCOHOL SINCE THIS. I CAN'T EVEN STAND TO LOOK AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Sayers/Convicted Drunk Driver]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=look at it..]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Judge Jonathan Apgar fined Sayers one thousand dollars and sent him to prison for 16 years.
(------------)



[11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC39:43]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Budget]


A 184- million dollar spending plan has been approved by Roanoke City council .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The new budget includes additional funds for schools and more money for pay raises-- but does NOT include a tax rate increase.
Yesterday-- city council also agreed to meet Monday to appoint someone to fill the vacancy left by councilman Jim Trout's recent death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I invite]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I INVITE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE TO SUBMIT BY LETTER TO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE, E-MAIL, THEY CAN MAKE PHONE CALLS TO US OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WHO THEY MIGHT LIKE TO HAVE TO SERVE ON CITY COUNCIL FOR THIS SHORT TIME.))
[SUPER=@Bowers;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=short time.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The person appointed would serve on council until the end of June.

[4-11School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


A construction accident means no classes today for some middle school students.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Construction workers severed a gas line at Peterstown Middle School in Monroe County, West Virginia.
That means no classes today for students there.
(-------------)



[2-6-Gilmore-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC18:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore meets with the state chapter of the N-double-A-C-P in Richmond today. The leaders of the civil rights organization think it's time to end the annual Confederate History Month proclamations every April.
The national chairman of the N-A-A-C-P says the Governor called him Monday night to discuss a possible tourism boycott of the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 1;]


Julian Bond says Gilmore wanted to know where the national office stood on his Confederate Month proclamation.
Bond says Gilmore was NOT suggesting a compromise or trying to "strike a deal."
(------------)
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Bond says he told the Governor the national board usually follows the lead of the state chapter... as it did in South Carolina.
The N-double-A-C-P has been boycotting that state since January first.


[Bush-McCain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


After a heated battle during primary season, Governor George W- Bush and Senator John McCain decided to mend fences yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]


After a private meeting in Pittsburgh, the two stood side by side as McCain announced he's endorsing his former rival for President.
Bush says the contest between the two just made his campaign stronger.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:21:41]
[IN Q=Put me]

((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: PUT ME THROUGH MY PACES AND AS A RESULT OF THE CAMPAIGN, I'M BETTER PREPARED TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to become the President]
(-------)
[VO-NAT]


Even with his endorsement, McCain says he still holds true to his own views on reform issues.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:22:03]
[IN Q=That is]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- ARIZONA: THAT IS THE AGENDA THAT DROVE ME IN MY CAMPAIGN AND WILL DRIVE ME AS LONG AS I AM PUT IN PUBLIC SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=public service]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, don't expect a Bush-McCain ticket on the November ballot.
McCain asked that he NOT be considered for the Vice- Presidency.
(------------)



[11Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC33:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of citizens says the Henry-Martinsville Social Services did not respond fast enough when an elderly woman was left dying in her home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The small group gathered at the front steps of the Martinsville Municipal Building yesterday.
They're calling for a state investigation into social services.
Police records show the agency waited 20 days before removing 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun from her home.
The victim's husband and son face criminal charges.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:25:48]
[IN Q=I think everyone]

((MICHELE SMITH/CONCERNED CITIZENS: WE OURSELVES WILL ONE DAY BE IN THAT POSITION WE MIGHT BE DEPENDENT ON PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF US. WHEN PEOPLE TREAT US LIKE THIS WE AGENCIES TO NOT LET US DOWN. IT'S OFTEN OUR LAST RESORT.))
[SUPER=01-Michele Smith/Concerned Citizen;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=our last resort.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The social services' director, Joyce Martin, says it would not be in the best interest of the agency to speak about the case since it is ongoing.
She would only say the incident was unfortunate and the facts will play out in court.
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=KMC/AFR]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kim]

Timothy Sayers will spend time in prison for a drunk driving accident in Roanoke that claimed three lives last fall.
A judge fined Sayers one thousand dollars and sentenced him to 16 years in prison.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lynchburg city council has voted DOWN a proposal that would have banned discriminating against gays and lesbians in the city's personnel policy.
The hearing evolved into a ninety- minute debate over the morality of homosexuality. The final vote was 4- to- 2 against the changes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kim]


A 184- million dollar spending plan has been approved by Roanoke City council .
The new budget includes additional funds for schools and more money for pay raises-- but does NOT include a tax rate increase.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(Andrew mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Andrew ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The superfund]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6 tonight]
(-------------)

[/Kimberly/Andrew and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Kimberly/andrew and Steve]