[11Wythe-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC28:06]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Investigators in Wythe County are trying to figure out why a dispute between a landlord and his tenant turned deadly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]


It happened shortly after one yesterday, outside a house just off Reed Creek Drive near Draper.
Authorities say the 65-year-old landlord, James Compton, shot an killed 27-year-old Darren Christopher Womack twice after a brief but violent fight.
Deputies say Compton had been severely beaten in the head and chest.
He was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center.
The hospital will NOT release information on his condition.
Sources say the two men had been involved in an ongoing dispute and that Compton had asked Womack to leave his house.
Deputies are investigating whether Compton will be charged in the shooting.
(------------)



[NY-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A shooting at a Wendy's Restaurant in New York City has left five people dead and two others wounded.
Authorities say the gunman walked into the restaurant in Queens just before close last night and fatally shot the five people during an apparent robbery.
The victims were tied up and appeared to have been shot in the basement.

[11Ramsey]


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


The results are in from privately- commissioned lie detector tests given to John and Patsy Ramsey...three years after their daughter Jon Benet's murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


The Ramseys chose Doctor Edward Gelb to conduct the polygraphs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:05:36]
[IN Q=John Ramsey]

((DR. EDWARD GELB/POLYGRAPH EXPERT: JOHN RAMSEY WAS TELLING THE TRUTH WHEN HE DENIED INFLICTING INJURIES THAT CAUSED THE DEATH OF HIS DAUGHTER, JON BENET. PATSY RAMSEY WAS TELING THE TRUTH WHEN SHE DENIED INFLICTING INJURIES THAT CAUSED THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER, JON BENET.))
[SOT 3:05:11]

((PATSY RAMSEY/JON BENET'S MOTHER: IT'S SOMETHING THAT I'VE KNOWN THE ANSWER TO FOR THREE YEARS. SO, THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH AND IT DOESN'T CHANGE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Gelb/Polygraph Expert;]
[SUPER=01-Patsy Ramsey/Jon Benet's Mother;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=it doesn't change.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Ramseys say an intruder killed their six- year- old daughter in their Boulder, Colorado home in 19-96.
Meanwhile, Boulder police say they do NOT accept the lie detector test results.
They'll only accept polygraphs conducted by the F-B-I.
(------------)



[11Easter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-06]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former athletic trainer and teacher's aide in Radford has been convicted of having sexual contact with two students.
43-year-old Cotton Lee Easter was found guilty of carnal knowledge of a child and sexual battery.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Prosecutors say that Easter had several sexual encounters with a 14-year-old boy he helped train at John Dalton Intermediate School.
The encounters occurred both in the boy's apartment and in the school locker room.
Another boy at the school accused Easter of inappropriately touching him.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Easter could face a maximum of 51 years in prison more than half a million dollars in fines.[11Collapse-Injured]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC12:48]
[GRAPHIC=Lowe's Collapse]


More than 30 of the 107 people who were injured last Saturday night when a pedestrian bridge collapsed outside of the Lowes Motor Speedway remained hospitalized.
Mike Stevens is in Concord, North Carolina and spoke with a South Boston man who faces a long road to recovery.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :04]
[SUPER=01-Marty Taylor/Victim from South Boston; :14]
[SUPER=04-Saturday Night; :28]
[SUPER=04-Last Night; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-"Humpy" Wheeler/Lowe's Speedway President; 1:11]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News 7.]



[Dalton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Jack Dalton]


The Henry County Board of Supervisors chairman died after 25 years of leadership.
72 year old Jack Dalton, died of cancer yesterday.
He was diagnosed with the illness in January.
Vice Chairman Mike Seidle (SIDE-lee) took over the chairman's responsibilities since the diagnosis and will continue those duties temporarily.
Dalton's funeral is tomorrow at the First Baptist Church of Collinsville.

[11US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC09:12]
[GRAPHIC=Proposed Merger]


U-S Airways and United customers are wondering what the future holds-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Passengers flying in and out of Roanoke depend heavily on both airlines.
Some think a merger will bring positive changes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA. IT WILL EXPOSE US TO LARGER AIRPORTS AND MORE PLACES TO GO. IT WILL MAKE OUR AIRPORT LARGER.))
[SUPER=01-Blondine Williams/Roanoke]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=our airport larger.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


While the merger won't happen without employee and government approval, the company has promised to freeze rates for two years with certain restrictions.
(------------)



[11Baptist-Britt]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:37:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The only female Baptist Pastor in Roanoke says "we should be beyond" limiting the role of women in the church.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Reverend Donna Hopkins Britt was responding to the proposal from the Southern Baptist Convention, limiting the position of Pastor to men.
This 35-year old daughter of a Baptist minister thinks the S-B-C is using the Scriptures to bolster their beliefs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Because I think we ]

((BECAUSE I THINK WE ALL TEND TO TAKE THE SCRIPTURES THAT WE LIKE AND USE THEM. AND SO I WOULD TAKE OTHER SCRIPTURES THAT TALK ABOUT WOMEN AS DEACONS, WOMEN AS FOLLOWS OF CHRIST AND EVEN DISCIPLES OF JESUS. THOSE ARE MY PREFERENCES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Donna Hopkins Britt/Calvary Baptist Pastor]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=my preferences.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Reverend Britt assumed the position of Pastor at Roanoke's Calvary Baptist Church just this year.
She's one of only 100 women in the Southern Baptist ministry who serve as principal Pastor.
(------------)



[11Child-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-07]
[GRAPHIC=Childrens health]


It's tough for many families to put food on the table- let alone pay their child's doctors bills.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Now the Virginia Department of Social Services wants to make sure laid off textile workers know about a free or low cost health care plan.
The program is called the Children's Medical Security Insurance Plan or CMSIP (SIM-sip). The agency has set up outreach events in Southside to get the word out.
A representative was in Gretna yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:29:08]
[IN Q=The benefits are]

((RACHEL BOYER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: THE BENEFITS ARE JUST FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 19. IT'S JUST LIKE HAVING AN INSURANCE CARD, IT PAYS FOR CHECKUPS, IMMUNIZATION, EYE EXAM, DENTAL--BASIC THINGS THAT WOULD BE COVERED UNDER INSURANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Boyer/Pittsylvania Co. Social Services; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=covered under insurance.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


People who are interested can go to the Wal-Mart in Danville this Saturday.
If you miss the event you can visit your local social services department.

[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, frequent handwashing is your best defense against germs.
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=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM Germs, germs, germs, they are everywhere and some have the potential to make you very sick. And a new study finds most people don't realize these germs are found in every day places. Researchers at the University of Arizona measured germ counts on hands after people did certain things. And the list of what they found may be the complete opposite of what you thought.
GRFX Your hands are most contaminated after: Cooking a meal Cleaning the house Petting a dog Going to school Doing the laundry
GRFX Least risky was using a public restroom.
ON CAM I think this gives you the idea that your best defense against the invisible germs around you is to wash your hands frequently.

VT=VO

Also today, your best defense against Alzheimers, read, garden walk, do puzzles anything but watch TV. Researchers at Case Western University found middle age people who just plop down in front of the tube every night have triple the risk of Alzheimers compared to people who actively use their minds and bodies.

VT=VO

And finally today, C-P-R, surveys show many people avoid doing C-P-R in an emergency because they don't like the idea of giving mouth to mouth, especially to a stranger. Well, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds for everyday people, just doing the chest compressions is just as effective as mouth to mouth plus pumping on the chest.
ON CAM And that's a look at today's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)

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


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


It's on to the Senate for the China trade bill--
The legislation won a difficult vote in the House yesterday.
If it passes the Senate, the measure would give China the same low- tariff privileges that the U-S gives to other countries.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The New River Castings Plant can't re- open for business until it gets the okay from the Department of Environmental Quality.
The D-E-Q must first issue a permit for dust emissions.
Last night, the agency a public hearing on the matter after it received complaints from residents and employees.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And it was a serious case of mistaken identity in Pulaski county.
A police informant who falsely reported drug activity in a Pulaski apartment has been charged with providing false information.
Agents broke into the apartment and held a couple at gunpoint until they realized they had the wrong people.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, May 25th.
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[China-Trade]


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


The China trade bill is now on its way to the Senate floor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The legislation won a difficult vote in the House yesterday.
The measure would give China the same low- tariff privileges that the U-S gives to other countries.
It was a victory for President Clinton, the major supporter of the trade bill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:07]
[IN Q=With more than a billion]

((WITH MORE THAN A BILLION PEOPLE, CHINA IS THE LARGEST NEW MARKET IN THE WORLD. OUR ADMINISTRATION HAS NEGOTIATED AN AGREEMENT WHICH WILL OPEN CHINA'S MARKETS TO AMERICAN PRODUCTS MADE ON AMERICAN SOIL.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=on American soil.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, opponents have been just as vocal.
And lobbyists on both sides have been swarming Capitol Hill.
Labor groups fear normalizing trade with China will send jobs and U-S factories overseas.
(------------)



[Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=New River castings]

The New River Castings Plant can not be operational unless the Department of Environmental Quality issues a permit for dust emissions.
Last night the DEQ held a public hearing on the matter after they received a number of complaints. Kate Weidaw tells us both residents and employees want the plant reopened but residents say there needs to be some changes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Nate Cummings/New River Castings Employee; :00]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :13]
[SUPER=01-David Simms/New River Castings Employee; :29]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Chase/Resident; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=kw news7]
(([SOT 13:54]
[INQ=]

((NATE CUMMINGS/EMPLOYEE: THROUGH TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES I THINK WE'VE BEEN AFFORDED ANOTHER CHANCE HERE TO TRY AND PROVE WE CAN DO THINGS RIGHT, AND BE BETTER NEIGHBORS IN THE COMMUNITY BY REBUILDING THE PLANT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Even though rebuilding is already underway, New River Castings cannot officially return to business until a permit is issued for emissions from the core making machines and sand handling equipment. Employees say the company has already made the changes they promised and issuing a permit will only keep the ball rolling.

[SOT 15:53]
[INQ=]

((DAVID SIMMS/EMPLOYEE: IT LOOKS LIKE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLACE BACK THERE THAN IT DID BEFORE, ITS NOT VERY OFTEN IN YOUR CAREER YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO START OVER.)) [OUTQ] [RUNS8]
But there are concerns in the community that the improvements are not enough and DEQ should require the scrubbers to control more than 80 percent of the emissions.

[SOT 18:59]
[INQ=]

((IF MY HOUSE BURNT DOWN I'D PROBABLY BE INCLINED TO BUILD A BETTER HOUSE AND I GUESS I WANT TO KNOW WHY LIKE FOR LIKE AND WHY NOT BETTER.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]

[SOT 22:32]
[INQ=]

((JEFFREY CHASE: WHEN THE RATIONALE HAS BEEN FROM INTERMET WHILE IT MIGHT DAMAGE CARS IT MIGHT DAMAGE HOMES THE PRODUCT IS TO BIG TO DAMAGE YOU, THAT'S NOT VERY CONSOLING.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
[STNADUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: DEQ WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT UNTIL JUNE 8-TH. HOWEVER IF THEY DO NOT HEAR ANY SUBSTANTIAL COMMENTS THE PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED. THAT MEANS INTERMET COULD HAVE HALF THE PLANT OPERATION BY SEPTEMBER.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))


[LA-Explosion]


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


One person is dead at least nine injured following an explosion at a fertilizer plant near New Orleans.
C-F Industries plant in Donaldsonville exploded late last night.
Police are trying to track down everyone who was inside the building.
The blast happened inside one of the plant's ammonia- processing areas.
Officials say they have the situation under control, and there are no ammonia leaks or fires.

[11Adolescent-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:27:54]
[GRAPHIC=Health Care]

Physicians to Children has developed a center for patients who've outgrown their pediatrician, but aren't ready for general practitioners. Tonya Flory tells us more about Ad-Care.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Courtney Bannister/Patient; :31]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; :50]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Guilfoyle/Family Nurse Practitioner; :56]
[SUPER=01-Xavier Cargile/Patient; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News 7.]

((This private doctors office is like no other in Roanoke. And it's not just because of its retro designed exam rooms. A journal is kept in the waiting room for patients to jot down their thoughts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:57:26]
[IN Q=I'm 22 years old]

((I'M 22 YEARS OLD AND I'VE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR. PIERCE'S MY WHOLE LIFE, I'M REALLY HERE TO SEE LIBBY. IT'S OKAY TO BE NERVOUS ABOUT GIRL STUFF, I'M OLD AND I STILL GET NERVOUS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=get nervous.]

Maybe old in terms of seeing a pediatrician. Courtney Bannister's health needs have outgrown a baby doctor, but she's the perfect age for nurse practitioner Elizabeth Guilfoyle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:11:48]
[IN Q=This environment]

((COURTNEY BANNISTER/PATIENT: THIS ENVIRONMENT IS DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING ELSE I'VE EVER BEEN IN. I CAN E-MAIL HER AND SHE'LL WRITE ME BACK IF I NEED TO COME IN OR COURTNEY TAKE SOME BENADRYL, YOU'RE FINE, IT'S MORE RELAXED, IT'S ALMOST FRIENDLY.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=almost friendly.]

half of the patients at Ad-Care are males who come in for everything from physicals to skin care.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:26:02]
[IN Q=We do]

((ELIZABETH GUILFOYLE/FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER: WE DO SOME MINOR SURGERIES, WE DO PAP EXAMS, SO BASICALLY THEY CAN COME HERE FOR ALMOST ALL THEIR CARE, EXCEPT FOR COUNSELING.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=for counseling.]

but she may offer some advice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:18:53]
[IN Q=After my first]

((XAVIER CARGILE/PATIENT: AFTER MY FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE MY GRADES WEREN'T TOO GOOD AND SHE TALKED TO ME AND TOLD SOME THINGS I SHOULD DO LIKE STUDY HABITS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, SHE HELPED A LOT, SHE HELPED A WHOLE LOT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=a whole lot.]

Tonya Flory, News 7.))

[Wildfires]


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


Finally, some good news from Los Alamos, New Mexico...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Alamos, NM;]


Firefighters have contained the massive wildfire that's charred 47- thousand acres.
After two weeks of grueling work, crews have built a fireline around the blaze.
But there are still hotspots, and firefighters are continuing their work in the air and on the ground.
There are not as many of them battling the blaze.
Fire managers have let many of them go home.
(------------)


[Informant-Charges]


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

A police informant who falsely reported drug activity in a Pulaski apartment has been charged with providing false information.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 00-06 TC 1:38:58]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Monday]

The man told investigators last week that a methamphetamine lab was operating in the apartment where William and Geneva Summers live. Agents then broke through a back door early Monday and held the couple at gunpoint until they realized they made a mistake.
(------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Police Chief Herb Cooley said the informant later

admitted he lied. [11L'burg-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


After more than eight years on the job, prostate cancer is forcing Lynchburg city manager Charles Church to call it a career.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Church underwent prostate cancer surgery in 1996.
He told city council his cancer had returned and was inoperable.
Church will step down effective August 1st, and plans to spend time with his family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:19:33]
[IN Q=I think although]

((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: I THINK ALTHOUGH THERE'S A REAL SADNESS ABOUT IT, I THINK THERE'S ALSO SOME JOY IN TERMS OF NOT EVERYONE GETS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE NEXT TIME.. WHATEVER IT IS, YEARS, MONTHS.. REALLY DOING THE THINGS THAT YOU THINK ARE MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=in your life.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


City leaders credit Church with creating a more "customer- friendly" city government.
The search for his replacement has not begun.
(------------)



[11Washington-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Improving the environment can be a daunting challenge.
But yesterday, a group of Roanoke fourth graders proved that individuals can make a difference.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The students from Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network picked up trash and planted trees in Washington Park near their school.
Their work was part of a larger effort to restore Lick Run, a creek that meanders through the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=People don't care]

((SHAUNTE PATTERSON: PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT THE WAY THAT THEY TREAT LICK RUN DOWN HERE. AND I THINK THEY SHOULD TREAT IT LIKE THEY HAVE RESPECT FOR IT.)) ((BOB BOEREN/VA. DEPT. OF FORESTRY: I HAVEN'T HAD THIS MUCH FUN FOR A LONG TIME, BEEN FIGHTING A LOT OF WILDFIRES. AND THIS IS A REALLY NICE PROJECT TO BE OUT HERE WITH THE KIDS, TO DO THIS TREE PLANTING ESPECIALLY IN A CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Shaunte Patterson/Fourth Grade; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Boeren/Virginia Department of Forestry; :12]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=in a city]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The heavy equipment will move in later this year to adjust the course of the creek, and stabilize its banks.
But the students will return next Spring... to plant more trees here.
(------------)


[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=Kimberly]


Authorities say 65-year-old landlord, James Compton, shot and killed his 27-year-old tenant Darren Christopher Womack twice after a brief but violent fight in Wythe County yesterday.
Sources say the two men had been involved in an ongoing dispute and that Compton had asked Womack to leave his house. Deputies are investigating whether Compton will be charged in the shooting.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After more than eight years on the job, prostate cancer is forcing Lynchburg city manager Charles Church to step down.
He told city council his cancer had returned and was inoperable.
Church will step down effective August 1st, and plans to spend time with his family.

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

The Virginia Department of Social Services wants to make sure laid off textile workers know about a free or low cost health care plan.
The program is called the Children's Medical Security Insurance Plan or CMSIP (SIM-sip). The agency has set up outreach events in Southside to get the word out.

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

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=KMC]


Now here's Robin Reed with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The unofficial]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
(-------------)

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

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