[11Tourism-Boycott]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-06 TC1:18:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
There will not be a national boycott of Virginia over Confederate History Month.... For now. That's the result of yesterday's high profile summit at the state Capitol:
The N-double-A-C-P called Governor Gilmore sincere in his desire to unite Virginians.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The morning]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Barbour/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :08]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :33]
[SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :52 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News 7, Richmond]

(( The morning kicked off with Roanoke's Sons of Confederate Veterans commander declaring himself a Confederate American, and addressing the Governor.
[sot 11:19]

((ROBERT "RED" BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: PLEASE STAND YOUR GROUND AGAINST A GROUP THAT ONE TIME STOOD FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. THAT NOW, THEY STAND FOR HATRED OF ANOTHER GROUP'S HISTORY. AND THAT MAKES THEM A HATE GROUP.)) [runs:21]
But inside the Capitol, nothing but respect for the N-double-A-C-P from Jim Gilmore.
[sot 11:59:42]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I BELIEVE THAT WE AGREE THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN SUFFICIENT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE NAACP AND OUR ADMINISTRATION ON A FORMAL BASIS.)) [runs:09]
After the meeting Gilmore announced he wants at least quarterly meetings with the group.
But first, he needs to meet with a host of other Virginians on the issue of memorializing Confederate History. ((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA ACP: YOU KNOW THIS IS A VERY EMOTIONAL AND GUT ISSUE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE. SO WE WILL WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR AND WORKING WITH BOTH SIDES ON THIS.)) [runs:16]
[SOT 12:10:24]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT MISUNDERSTOOD...NOT GOOD. THAT'S NOT GOOD.)) [RUNS:14 ]

[sot standup]
[runs=:00]))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


In South Carolina, the House today is expected to give final approval to a measure to take down the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome. A similar flag would be moved to a Statehouse monument to Confederate soldiers.

[11Fort-Early]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC35:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Civil War tourists passing through Lynchburg now have a reason to stop and spend some time in the Hill City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A ceremony marked the addition of three Lynchburg sites to the states Civil War Trails program.
New signs now point the way to Fort Early, the old Court House Museum and the City Cemetery.
The trails program links more than 260 Civil War sites across the state.
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[11Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:13:46]
[GRAPHIC=Hazardous Waste]


Federal agents say they won't know for several weeks whether underground tanks hold hazardous materials. The Environmental
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Protection agency says some of the 600 tanks at the abandoned Evans Paint warehouse in Roanoke do hold hazardous materials. Some have already leaked, but the fluid's solidified on warehouse floors. Now agents must check the underground tanks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:53:08]
[IN Q=If we do]

((MICHAEL TAURINO/EPA: IF WE DO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THINGS HAVE LEAKED, THEN WE'LL DEAL WITH THAT PROBLEM ONCE WE FIND OUT WHETHER WE HAVE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN THE TANKS. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: YOU'RE NOT PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT IT, THOUGH. TAURINO: AT THIS POINT NO.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Taurino/EPA;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=at this point no]
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[VO-NAT]

Federal agents say they should finish cleanup by summer's end. If they cannot find the owners of the containers -- taxpayers must foot the bill.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Anyone with information on the Evans Paint warehouse or its owners is asked to call the Department of Environmental Quality at 540-562-6812 or the E-P-A at 703-235-1113.
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[11Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC19:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two circuses will be part of the upcoming Festival in the Park in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Other new features at this year's festival include a fifties party with costume contests -- a Christian Celebration night -- a Renaissance Faire -- and various races. The proceeds will fund five scholarships for art students -- but the Festival in the Park also boosts other businesses.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:56:54]
[IN Q=The latest]

((THE LATEST ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY WE DID SHOWED WE BROUGHT IN THE OVERALL FESTIVAL ABOUT FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival Director;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=Roanoke Valley]
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[VO-NAT]

The group says that four million plus is an annual figure -- The festival runs from May 26th through June 4th.
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[Love-Bug]


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


A computer student in the Philippines says he may have accidentally released the ``Love Bug'' computer virus.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]



The student is one of two who wrote computer programs that have become a focus of the search for the origin of the virus.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


He appeared at a news conference this morning in Manila after being missing for several days.
The "Love Bug" virus affected millions of computers worldwide.
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[Guiliani]


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


Another headline from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani..
Just a week after he announces he has prostate cancer, the Republican Senate candidate says he's separating from his wife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Giuliani and Donna Hanover have been married for 16 years and have two children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:59]
[IN Q=Donna and I]

((RUDY GUILIANI: DONNA AND I LEAD, IN MANY WAYS, INDEPENDENT AND SEPARATE LIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Mayor Rudy Guiliani/(R) New York;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=and separate lives.]
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[VO-NAT]


There's speculation surrounding Guiliani's relationship with divorcee Judith Nathan.
But it doesn't look like this latest bombshell will benefit Giuliani's opponent in the senate race, Hillary Clinton.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:44]
[IN Q=the irony ]

((JOHN MCLAUGHLIN/REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: THE IRONY OF IT IS, SOME OTHER CANDIDATES MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT, BUT HILLARY CLINTON WON'T BE ABLE TO. HILLARY CLINTON, WITH HER PERSONAL BACKGROUND, WITH HER HUSBAND, IS NOT GOING TO BE ONE WHO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS.))
[SUPER=01-John McLaughlin/Republican Strategist;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=advantage of this.]
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[VO-NAT]


On the campaign trail, Clinton had no comment on Giuliani's separation.
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[11Park-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Just over three months have passed since Roanoke hotel operator Betty (Da-sigh) Desai was murdered ... and now Park Inn International is suing Desai's estate for trademark infringement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


The Park Inn filed a complaint Tuesday night in Roanoke federal court stating the Desai's failed to pay "reservation fees."
According to the home office, the Desai's have been in default of their franchise agreement since 1998.
The hotel chain is seeking liquidation damages of more than 100-thousand dollars.
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[11Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC2:01:43]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game Record]


Virginia Lottery officials say Big Game fever generated about 15 (M) million dollars for public schools. As far as winners, Eight Virginians came close to winning it all..
They had five numbers right .. but missed the gold money ball.
Each ticket is worth 150 thousand dollars.
Three of them were sold in our area .. in Cana, Ridgeway, and Madison Heights.
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[VO-NAT]

[16:23:57]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A fourth was sold in Richmond, to four army recruiters. After taxes, each gets about 25 thousand dollars.
[SUPER=03-Lake Zurich, IL]

[14:51:52]
In Illinois, it was payday for a store that sold one of the two winning tickets, each worth more than 180 million dollars. The store gets a one per cent cut, or 1-point-8 million.
[SUPER=03-Utica, MI]

[10:01:58]
It's a different story at the other winning store, this one in Michigan, where the state lottery procedures are different.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:47:41]
[IN Q=And what is..]
[RUNS=02]
[OUT Q=lousy two thousand dollars.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The two Big Game winners have still not come forward to publicly claim their prize.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says high levels of uric acid can cause heart disease.

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=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM ITS A NUMBER ROUTINELY TESTED WHEN YOU HAVE BLOOD WORK- BUT ITS A NUMBER FEW DOCTORS REALIZE IS LINKED TO HEART DISEASE. URIC ACID IS A CHEMICAL THAT WE USUALLY JUST ASSOCIATE WITH GOUT OR KIDNEY STONES..- BUT A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS HIGH LEVELS OF URIC ACID CAN CAUSE HEART DISEASE- ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN.- KNOW THIS NUMBER.

VT=VO

ALSO- THERE HAVE BEEN SOME MAJOR ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES - BUT A STUDY IN NEJM SAYS ONE SIMPLE- OFTEN OVERLOOKED TREATMENT MAY BE THE BEST . AND THAT IS- EATING LOTS OF FIBER THE STUDY FOUND DIABETICS WHO ATE LOTS OF FRUITS , VEGETABLES AND GRAINS- UP TO 8 SERVINGS EACH DAY DROPPED THEIR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS MORE THAN 10% WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING ELSE. MANY WERE ABLE TO LOWER THE DOSES OF THEIR DIABETES MEDICATIONS- SOME WERE ABLE TO QUIT ALTOGETHER.

VT=VO

OK- LETS GO FOR A RIDE- OR FOR THAT MATTER - YOU GO- IM SITTING THIS ONE OUT. SOME NEW CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF ROLLER COASTERS- SOME SAY THEY'RE JUST GETTING TOO WILD. EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM ROLLER COASTERS HAVEN'T CHANGED OVER THE 25 YEARS- INJURIES HAVE JUMPED ALMOST 25% OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS ALONE. SO YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH THESE SCREAM MACHINES- KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO AS THEY STRAP YOU IN - AND BY ALL MEANS FOLLOW SAFETY RULES AND GUIDELINES.
ON CAM THATS 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=Kmc/Afr]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A court hearing later today in Atlanta may decide whether Elian Gonzalez can seek asylum in the U-S.
It's a last- ditch effort of Elian's Miami relatives to keep the boy in this country.
Many people on both sides of the issue took to the streets yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A raging wildfire in Los Alamos, New Mexico is getting stronger
At least 100 homes have burned, and 18- thousand people throughout the area have been evacuated.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And this man takes his morning stroll SERIOUSLY...
We'll introduce you to a Roanoke man who walks four and a half miles to work every day-- no matter what the weather is like.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, May 11th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Cuban-Boy]


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


This could be the last chance for Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives...
A court hearing today in Atlanta may help determine whether Elian can seek asylum without his father's consent.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Elian continues spending time with his father on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Many of those who are sympathetic to the cause of Elian's Miami relatives took to the streets in 13 cities yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:27:21 ]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((I HOPE THAT ELIAN GETS HIS TIME IN COURT AND THAT IT IS A JUST HEARING FOR THE CHILD AND THAT HE IS ALLOWED TO STAY IN THIS COUNTRY.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=in this country.]
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[VO-NAT]


But others there said they believe the boy should go home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:27:38]
[IN Q=There's some]

((THERE'S SOME DISTANT RELATIVES THAT ARE ALSO TRYING TO USE THIS THING, NOT BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT ELIAN, BUT TO SAY A BUNCH OF LIES ABOUT CUBA.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=ABOUT CUBA]
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


Elian and his father are NOT expected at today's hearing.
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[Microsoft]


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


Microsoft asked a federal judge yesterday to throw out a Justice Department proposal to split up the company.
A hearing is set for later this month. But the anti-trust case will likely go on well beyond that.
Microsoft claims the government's proposal to break up the company would hurt it, as well as the American economy.


The company proposes giving computer makers more leeway in promoting the software of competitors.
The government has until Wednesday to counter Microsoft's offer.


[11Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chap. 11]


Tultex has turned to the courts for help.
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[VO-NAT]


The company is in the middle of bankruptcy court proceedings, but now Tultex says a New York company owes them money.
In an emergency court hearing yesterday, the company sued Eagle Apparel Group for fraud, breach of contract, and failing to pay nearly 200 thousand dollars for the goods.
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway;]


Trucks, ordered by the New York company, came here yesterday to pick up thousands of pounds of yarn at a Ridgeway warehouse, only to be stopped at the gate.
The courts ordered U-S Marshals to seize all material so Eagle Apparel would not be allowed to transport any yarn.


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[11Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#00-12 TC41:26]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg voters will get a chance this November to let Richmond know they're willing to pay more taxes for their schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Tuesday night, city council okayed a referendum where voters could approve a one cent hike in the state sales tax.

But Republican lawmakers say even if the referendum passes, it won't survive the General Assembly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:42:44]
[IN Q=I will certainly]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: I WILL CERTAINLY OPPOSE IT, THEY KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL VETO IT, SO IT IS IN MY OPINION MORE ABOUT POLITICS BECAUSE THEY KNOW DOWN THERE THAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR TEN MILLION DOLLARS AND THE FACT IS OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, WE'VE INCREASED THEIR MONEY BY TEN MILLION DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=@Newman]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=ten million dollars.]
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[VO-NAT]


State lawmakers have the final say over whether a locality can increase the state sales tax.
Lynchburg's plan would also include REDUCING the real estate tax by ten cents.
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[Hurricane-Season]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane]


Federal government weather experts have unveiled two new weapons in the fight against hurricanes. With the storm season just weeks away, Bobbi Harley reports people in hurricane-prone areas are being urged to take precautions now.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Baker/NOAA; :40]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :50]
[SUPER=01-James Lee Witt/FEMA; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News Miami]
((---


A WARNING FOR THOSE WHO LIVED THROUGH THE DEVASTATING HURRICANES OF 1999 --

((NAT SOT))


EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME THIS YEAR.
EVEN THOUGH HURRICANE SEASON IS STILL WEEKS AWAY, THE NATION'S FORECASTERS ARE ALREADY PREDICTING A HIGH NUMBER OF STORMS ... FOR AREAS ALONG THE EAST AND GULF COASTS.
AND OF COURSE, YOU CAN BLAME THIS ON THAT INFAMOUS WEATHER PATTERN KNOWN AS LA NINA.
IN ORDER TO KEEP UP WITH THE HURRICANE ONSLAUGHT -- OFFICIALS WILL BE RELYING ON STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT ... INCLUDING A NEW WEATHER SATELLITE ... AND TWO NEW HURRICANE PLANES.

((SOT: D. James Baker/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration))

"These planes fly into hurricanes and provide us detailed measurements inside the hurricane of the temperature and the humidity and the winds... so that we can get a better idea of about where that hurricane is gonna go."
((HARLEY STANDUP, MIAMI, about new survey which shows many more people have moved into the paths of storms, but most don't do anything to prepare))
((Sot: JAMES LEE WITT, FEDERAL EMERG. MGT. ADMINISTRATOR))
BETTER PLANNING MIGHT HAVE LESSENED THE PAIN OF LAST YEAR'S HURRICANE FLOYD -- WHICH KILLED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE ... AND CAUSED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. OFFICIALS ARE HOPING THAT WON'T HAPPEN THIS TIME AROUND.
BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, MIAMI))



[Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Four and a half miles to work doesn't sound that far away, but what if you're walking it. One Roanoke County man puts on his hiking shoes everyday to walk to and from work. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Egbert/Walks to and from work;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:16]
[SUPER=@Kate2]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke Co.]
(([SOT 21:11]
[INQ=]

((BOB EGBERT: SOME PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION AND WAVE AND SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN SEE ME.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]

[SOT 22:31]
[INQ=]

((HAD PEOPLE SAY DON'T YOU HAVE A CAR I SAID YEAH WELL I HAD A CAR TO COME TO WORK BUT I SOLD IT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]
Meet Bob Egbert. He's been taking this four and a half mile hike from his home in Masons Cove to his job at Catawba Hospital and back for two years. And he makes the walk no matter what the weather is like.

[SOT 29:12]
[INQ=]

((I LEAVE THE HOUSE AT ABOUT 6:40 AND IT TAKES ME ABOUT 90 MINUTES.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]

[SOT 22:17]
[INQ=]

((SOME TIMES PEOPLE STOP AND ASK ME IF I WANT A RIDE PARTICULARLY IF THE WEATHER IS BAD AND I SAY THANKS BUT NO THANKS AND SOME TIMES I GET PRETTY STRANGE LOOKS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS12]
[NAT SOUND] [RUNS5]

[SOT 26:25]
[INQ=]

((ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO MY DAUGHTER WAS INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5] [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 26:52]
[INQ=]

((SHE WAS ALL RIGHT BUT IT JUST MADE ME THINK MORE ABOUT CARS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]

[SOT 28:12]
[INQ=]

((40,000 PEOPLE DIE IN CAR ACCIDENTS EVERY YEAR AND MILLIONS END UP IN THE HOSPITAL JUST SO THEY CAN GET FROM HERE TO THERE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Bob says he thinks more people should leave their car at home and walk to the bus or down the road to the convenience store.

[SOT 24:13]
[INQ=]

((THIS IS THE BEST PART OF MY DAY THIS IS BONUS TIME.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]

[SOT 23:21]
[INQ=]

((THIS CATAWBA VALLEY IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AREAS. I KNOW I'VE BEEN QUITE A FEW PLACES INCLUDING THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND IT COMPARES PRETTY FAVORABLY ITS A LOT BETTER THEN DRIVING THROUGH THE CITY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS15]
Bob hopes more people will join him in leaving their car at home and take some extra time to enjoy nature.

[SOT 13:46:09]
[INQ=]

((HEADED FOR THE FINISH LINE NOW.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3] [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT,]
[SOT 13:46:17]
[INQ=]

((NOW I HAVE TO GET BACK TO REALITY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS2]
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

[Powerline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


It may be several months before the State Corporation Commission decides whether to allow American Electric Power to build a proposed transmission line through Southwest Virginia. The S-C-C completed its sixth and final day of hearings on the proposal yesterday.
The utility says it would be happy with either of two possible routes for the 765-thousand volt line. An S-C-C consultant recommended approval of the Jacksons Ferry route.
Opponents say the line isn't needed at all.


[Wildfires]


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


Things are getting worse for firefighters battling the wildfire in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Alamos, NM;]


The fire is still out of control this morning.
At least 100 homes have burned, and 18- thousand people throughout the area have been evacuated.
Now, there's word that firefighters are running out of water.
They had to pull back from neighborhoods last night, because the blaze became too intense.
President Clinton declared Los Alamos a disaster area, clearing the way for federal relief.
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[11Brookneal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Brookneal police officer has been charged with assaulting his wife and pointing a gun at her.
24-year old Brian Carr was off-duty on Sunday when the incident allegedly took place in a supermarket parking lot.

Carr has been with the force for one year and is only one of four police officers in Brookneal.
He has been suspended from his job pending an investigation.

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/AFR]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Federal Agents say they won't know for several weeks whether underground tanks hold hazardous materials. The Environmental Protection agency says some of the 600 tanks at the abandoned Evans Paint warehouse in Roanoke do hold hazardous materials. Some have already leaked, but the fluid's solidified on warehouse floors.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lynchburg City council okayed a referendum where voters could approve a one cent hike in the state sales tax.
Lynchburg's plan would also include REDUCING the real estate tax by ten cents.
State lawmakers however will have the final say over whether a locality can increase the state sales tax.

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(Andrew mic hot)
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(Andrew ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The busy summer]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6.]
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[Kimberly/Andrew and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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