[11Greenfield]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:47:53]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Botetourt County politicians say by tonight they might have a half million dollars to open Greenfield Elementary School .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

To open Greenfield, the school board says it can spend less money in other schools to build classroom walls. Kids would go without a new bus. County supervisors say they'll pitch in about 300-thousand-dollars -- but that still puts them about 100-thousand-dollars short.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:37:50]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((I THINK IT'S HAD A VERY NEGATIVE EFFECT ON CHILDREN. THEY GET THEIR HOPES UP AS TO WHERE THEY'LL BE GOING TO SCHOOL, GET THE RUG DRAGGED OUT FROM UNDER THEM. BUTT BUTT BUTT AND I THINK THAT'S VERY HARD ON KIDS. I KNOW IT'S HARD ON PARENTS. THERE ARE PROBABLY PARENTS TRYING TO GET DAYCARE ARRANGED.))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Benson/Parent;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=daycare arranged]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

School board members hope to make a decision at their meeting tonight.
(------------)



[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-11]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


The long awaited decision has arrived; a federal court ruled to break Microsoft into two parts; News 7 Business reporter Jennifer Miele has details on the local impact.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The court has]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neil Schlossberg/Web Transitions; :13]
[Super=01-Mike Urbanski/Woods, Rogers & Hazelgrove; :38]
[Super=@Jennifer2; :49]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

((The court has ordered Microsoft split into an applications division and a separate operating systems division. Some local business owners are fearful of the breakup.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't believe]

((I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MY BUSINESS IS GOING TO CRUMBLE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL BE BETTER AFTER MICROSOFT CHANGES. I THINK I'LL HAVE MORE FRUSTRATIONS BEING THAT I'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH MORE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE MY SOLUTIONS.))

[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=provide my solutions.]

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's decision came after trading ended yesterday, so Microsoft Stock finished up seven eighths of a point. The stock's performance didn't surprise some experts.
[SOT]
[IN Q= I think whether]

((I THINK WHETHER MICROSOFT IS ONE COMPANY OR THREE, IT'S AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY AND IT WILL CONTINUE ALONG WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS.))

[RUNS=14]

[VO]
Microsoft has already announced that it will appeal the court's decision. Jennifer Miele, News 7.))





[Medicare]


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


Senior Citizens often face the hardship of paying for medical costs NOT covered by Medicare.
But yesterday, President Clinton announced some new measures that'll help the elderly, as well as medical researchers.
Jennifer Jones has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gracia Mericle/Senior Citizen; :15]
[SUPER=01-Carol Miller/Senior Citizen; :22very quick]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; :30]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Jones,CBS News, ]
(



(open nats)

Narr: Like many seniors, Gracia Mericle has her share of illnesses
(quick nat break)

...and the costs of medication that come with it.
---

in:(41:17) It's about $200 a month right now. out: -- Narr: So she and friends are eager to take part in clinical trials...but only when they pay. -- Gracia Mericle Senior Citizen in:I got $175 and completed about 85% of the program. ((40:11) -- Narr: No money, no participation.
----

Carol Miller Senior Citizen in:I'm not going to pay to be their guinea pig.
----

std up: To date, officials say only about 1-percent of the elderly participate in clinical trials. President Clinton is hoping to increase that number and at the same time help prevent and detect illnesses most common among senior citizens.
----



SOT: Clinton; (Medicare will now pick up the costs...)


That help comes in the form of paying for the costs of routine patient care associated with clinical trials for new drugs and medical treatments. Costs that right now, Patients, insurance and drug companies often share. A major deterrent Clinton says in keeping Seniors from taking from part in the studies. --
SOT: Clinton: (we can save more lives)

-- Welcome news for these seniors who are among 39 million elderly and disabled Americans covered by medicare sig out ))

[11Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/sbu]
[TAPE#=500-18 TC04:14]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville man has been found guilty of killing his girlfriend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Tuesday;]


Tuesday night, a judge found 23- year old Ray Matthew Grant guilty of first- degree murder for killing 45 year old Mary Johnson.
Grant admitted killing Johnson. He stabbed her 75 times.
The defense did not present any evidence.
Grant will be sentenced next month.
(------------)



[Gray-Whale]


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


It's a delightful sight for San Diego whale watchers.
A gray whale is taking a closer look at the city.
Camera crews spotted the whale swimming around in San Diego bay-- not far from the harbor.
Experts say this behavior is not abnormal.
Renee Sanchez reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:46:01]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]

]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Abbey/Harbor Police]
[SUPER=01-Dan Manelli/Fisherman]
[SUPER=01-Renee Sanchez/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News ????]




[11Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC39:02]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River Negotiations]


A new contract goes into effect today for union employees of Dan River Incorporated.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The union rejected the company's contract two months ago, but last night employees changed their minds.
Dan River spokesperson Joe Bouknight (BOCK-night) says the company is pleased with the long term agreement.
The five year contract goes into effect today.
(Bock-night) Bouknight says the union voted on the original contract with some modification but would not go into the details of the new contract.
The original proposal gave the textile company the flexibility of extending shift hours and cutting down on overtime pay.
(------------)



[11AT&T]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=AT&T]


A-T-and-T says it's holding off on a plan to raise phone rates.
Instead, the nation's largest long-distance carrier says it will study ways to re-structure its rates.
That after federal regulators said they'd hold the company to its word to give customers millions of dollars in savings from a re-vamped phone system.
Bobbi Harley has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :12]
[SUPER=01-Mark Cooper/Consumer Federation of America; :20]
[SUPER=01-Mark Siegel/AT&T Spokesman; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Bobbi Harley, CBS News, New York.]

((

NAT SOT - phone ringing


IT WAS A CALL THAT RANG RIGHT INTO THE HEARTS OF CONSUMERS -- THE F-C-C AND A-T&T LAST WEEK ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PASS ON A THREE DOLLAR A MONTH SAVINGS TO PEOPLE WHO USE LITTLE OR NO LONG DISTANCE - WHAT THEY DIDNT REVEAL WAS THE WHOLE BILL OF GOODS.

SOT - MARK COOPER/CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA - 12:48:55 They

intended to replace every penny of revenue that they might have lost in last weeks decision with this new rate structure.
A CHANGE THAT COULD HAVE COST THE AVERAGE CONSUMER AS MUCH AS FORTY PERCENT MORE -- BUT ALL THE WHILE A-T&T CLAIMED ANY INCREASE WOULD DEPEND ON THE CALLING PLAN YOU CHOSE.

SOT - MARK SIEGEL/SPOKESMAN, AT&T - It's a fiercely competitive market,

we anticipate competition. We think out rates are the best out there and consumers will vote with their long distance minutes.
BUT THE GOVERNMENT BEAT CONSUMERS TO THE PUNCH - THE F-C-C SAID IT WOULD MAKE AT&T STICK TO ITS WORD AND PASS ON HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SAVINGS TO ITS CUSTOMERS...IT WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS GIANT BACK DOWN ON ITS PROPOSED RATE HIKE.

NAT SOT - PUNCHING PHONE NUMBERS


FOR NOW -- YOUR AT&T LONG DISTANCE PHONE BILL WON'T GET ANY HIGHER, WHILE THE COMPANY SAYS IT REVIEWS ITS RATES, SOMETHING FEDERAL REGULATORS WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY.
STANDUP - AND HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS, IF YOU DON'T LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING TOO MUCH, YOU CAN EXPECT A SAVINGS ON NEXT MONTH'S BILL. BH, CBS NEWS, NY
))

[11Cystic-Fibrosis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:50:50]
[GRAPHIC=Cystic Fibrosis]

The Great Strides walk to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research is this weekend at Hollins University.
(--------------)

[VO NAT] Pediatric Pulmonologist Deborah Froh thinks doctors are closer than ever to finding a cure.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:29:30]
[IN Q=For our]

((DR. DEBORAH FROH/CF CENTER DIRECTOR: FOR OUR PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS BEING DIAGNOSED NOW WE HAVE A REALLY POSITIVE OUTLOOK, WHEREAS YEARS AGO, THE OUTLOOK WAS NOT SO GREAT, THINGS ARE REALLY DIFFERENT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Deborah Froh/Cystic Fibrosis Center Director; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=different now.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Roanoke valley residents have supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation so much in the past few years that the foundation is opening an office in Roanoke.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says a common surgery that is performed to prevent a stroke may actually cause one.
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=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM ITS A VERY COMMON SURGERY THAT SUPPOSED TO BE A LIFESAVER- BUT A NEW STUDY SAYS THE PROCEDURE MAY NOT WORK- AND - MAY ALSO BE DANGEROUS.ITS CALLED CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY- A PROCEDURE WHERE DOCTORS LITERALLY GO INTO A NECK ARTERY TO SCRAPE AWAY BLOCKAGES THAT COULD BREAK OFF TO CAUSE A STROKE. BUT A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS- THE SURGERY ITSELF CAN TRIGGER A STROKE OR CAUSE DEATH.. AT A HIGHER RATE THAN SIMPLY TREATING THE BLOCKAGE WITH MEDICATION- THEY RECOMMEND: NO SYMPTOMS. NO SURGERY.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- MALIGNANT MELANOMA CAN BE A DEADLY SKIN CANCER- AND A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SAYS CASES ARE ON THE RISE. 47 THOUSAND NEW CASES EXPECTED THIS YEAR.. MOST IN MEN. BUT THATS A TREND THATS EXPECTED TO CHANGE. IN FACT THE INSTITUTE SAYS THERE WILL SOON BE AN EPIDEMIC OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA AMONG YOUNG WOMEN- THE REASON- TANNING BEDS.

VT=VO
AND FINALLY- HAVING A DRINK TOO MANY ... WE'RE TALKING HANGOVERS HERE---

BUT IF THINK A HANGOVER IS NOTHING MORE THAN A HEADACHE AND BEING TIRED- THINK AGAIN. A NEW STUDY ON THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SHOWS BIG DANGERS FROM HANGOVERS. FOR EXAMPLE- WHEN YOU HAVE A HANGOVER- YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK DOUBLES AND THAT HANGOVER DOESN'T LAST JUST THE NEXT DAY- IT CAN GO ON FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. DAYS WHEN REACTION TIME AND JUDGMENT CAN BE AS BAD AS WHEN YOU'RE DRINKING- SO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH A HANGOVER- AND YOU ARE A MENACE TO OTHER DRIVERS.
ON CAM THATS 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=KIM]


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


Bob and Elizabeth Dole were in Roanoke last night offering their support to former Governor George Allen in his bid for the U-S Senate.
Other Allen supporters have their hearts and pocketbooks in his campaign as well -- last night's fundraiser brought in an additional 50-thousand dollars.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The federal judge who ordered the breakup of Microsoft says he's inclined to favor appealing his ruling to the U-S Supreme Court.
The ruling to split the company was the harshest punishment allowed for Microsoft's anti- competitive practices.
Microsoft has already vowed to appeal.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And Bob Hope is out of the hospital.
The 97- year- old entertainer waved to the cameras yesterday.
Hope is recovering after spending a week in the hospital for treatment of intestinal bleeding.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, June 8th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Dole]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]

Two of the nations most well know politicians endorsed Republican Senate candidate George Allen last night. Bob and Elizabeth Dole voiced their support during a fundraiser.
Kate Weidaw was there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Former Presidential Candidate;:19]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Saturday; :41]
[SUPER=01-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;:49]
[SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Former U. S. Senator;1:34 QUICK!]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:40]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=NEws 7, Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND] [RUNS5]
As the Virginia senate race heats up, George Allen received the support of Bob and Elizabeth Dole during a campaign fundraiser.

[SOT 20:45:55]
[INQ=]

((ELIZABETH DOLE: WHEN YOU SEE A CANDIDATE WITH SUCH A STRONG RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND YOU KNOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE HE CAN MAKE FOR VIRGINIA AND THE COUNTRY IT'S JUST A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO CAMPAIGN FOR HIM MY HEART IS IN IT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS12]

And supporters of Allen have their heart and pocketbooks in his campaign as well -- the fundraiser brought in an additional 50-thousand dollars.
So far the Allen campaign has raised six point one million dollars.
And he's hoping by challenging his opponent Chuck Robb to five televised town hall style debates he'll attract more votes.

[SOT 20:36:53]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: I DO THINK THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THESE TELEVISED TOWN HALL STYLE DEBATES WHERE THE PEOPLE CAN ASK US QUESTIONS DIRECTLY LET THEM SEE OUR VALUES IDEAS ABOUT THE FUTURE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS13]
And as Allen looks toward the future Elizabeth Dole highlighted his past accomplishments -- like cutting taxes by a billion dollars, leaving the Governors office with an 80 percent approval rating, and improvements in education.

[SOT 20:50:38]
[INQ=]

((ELIZABETH DOLE: HE TOOK VIRGINIA BACK TO BASICS BY TEACHING MATH, HISTORY, SCIENCE, CORE CURRICULUM WITH HIGH STANDARDS THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS14]
And when Elizabeth Dole was done with her speech there was little left for Bob Dole to highlight on.

[SOT 20:57:12]
[INQ=]

((BOB DOLE: IT DON'T HAVE A SPEECH IT TOOK QUITE A WHILE TO PREPARE HERS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]
Jokes aside, both Doles agree George Allen is the man for the job come November. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[11robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:55:07]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Allen's opponent, U-S Senator Chuck Robb, is offering support for a federal hate crime bill that's pending before Congress.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999 is currently stalled.
Yesterday, the Democrat introduced a resolution urging his fellow lawmakers to approve the bill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:04:27]
[IN Q=Basically ]

((CHUCK ROBB: BASICALLY THIS WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CRIMES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE LEGISLATION AND WILL SEEK TO PROVIDE THE SENTENCING THAT WAS FIRST ATTEMPTED BACK IN THE 102ND CONGRESS.))
[SUPER=@Robb;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=102nd congress.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The press conference was held to mark the second anniversary of the death of James Byrd Junior who was dragged to death by three white men in Texas.
(------------)



[Clinton-Japan]


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


President Clinton is in Tokyo, where he attended a memorial service today for the former Japanese Prime Minister
(kay-zoh oh-boo-chee) Keizo Obuchi.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


The occasion also allowed for a meeting between Mr. Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister (yoh-shee-roh moh-ree) Yoshiro Mori before the funeral.
The two discussed the upcoming summit between North and South Korea.
Representatives from more than 80- countries, territories, and international organizations were expected to attend the service.
Obuchi died May 14th after suffering a stroke.
(------------)


[6-Card-Shop]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 15528 TC]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke lingerie shop, that also served as an escort service, recently closed its doors in the Wasena area of the city. Mike Stevens says it appears that a change of merchants was in the cards for the neighborhood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Leftwich/Sports Card Shop Owner; :17]
[SUPER=@mike2; :27]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7."]

(( Old gaudy has been replaced by Old Glory on Main Street. A&R sports cards recently moved into the space formally occupied by "Delightful Occasions." Much to the delight of the area's residents. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) Leftwich and his wife Aleta opened their shop last month, and literally began cleaning up the neighborhood. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) Now the only see through things in the store are the glass cases that house the trading cards. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) The couple hopes collecting Ted Williams and not teddys will prove beneficial for everyone. Mike Stevens, News 7.))

[Bob-Hope]


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


Bob Hope is recovering from an illness, but still managed to entertain a crowd yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rancho Mirage, CA;]


The 97- year- old comedian stood and waved for the cameras after being released from the hospital.
It was Hope's first public appearance since he was hospitalized for intestinal bleeding.
His hand shook, but he still managed a smile.
Doctors say Hope has been eating well and was even flirting with his nurse.
Hope will continue to receive physical therapy at home to improve his strength and motor coordination.
(------------)


[2-Microsoft]


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


The federal judge who ordered the breakup of Microsoft says he's inclined to favor appealing his ruling to the U-S Supreme Court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The ruling to split the company was the harshest punishment allowed for Microsoft's anti- competitive practices.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:06]
[IN Q=Today's ruling]

((JANET RENO/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: TODAY'S RULING WILL HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT, NOT ONLY BY PROMOTING COMPETITION IN THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY, BUT ALSO BY RE- AFFIRMING THE IMPORTANCE OF ENFORCING ANTI-TRUST LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPETITION.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=importance of competition.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Microsoft has already vowed an appeal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:30]
[IN Q=So, today's]

((BILL GATES/MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN: SO TODAY'S RULING REALLY REPRESENTS AN UNWARRANTED AND UNJUSTIFIED INTRUSION INTO THE SOFTWARE MARKETPLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Gates/Microsoft Chairman;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=software marketplace]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The current ruling divides Microsoft into two companies.
Critics worry splitting such a huge company could create TWO Microsoft monopolies, starting the legal process all over again.
(------------)



[11Garage-fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:47:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire damaged the central warehouse in Martinsville and caused an estimated 250-thousand dollars in damage.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The fire started Tuesday night at the building where the city's industrial supplies are stored.
A passerby saw the flames and called 911. The building did not have smoke detectors.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 51:12]
[IN Q=It's quite disturbing]

((JERRY BROCK/MARTINSVILLE FIRE CHIEF: IT'S QUITE DISTURBING TO US WHEN IT HAPPENS TO US. WE PREACH FIRE SAFETY IT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO TRY TO AVOID AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO AVOID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Brock/Martinsville Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to avoid it]
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]


Chief Brock says the fire probably started from an electrical short.
(-----------------)



[11Ferrell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC57:09]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


V-M-I is looking for a new Dean of Faculty.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/November 5]


Alan Ferrell has been the Dean or Acting Dean for most of his four and a half years at the Virginia Military Institute, but is now being replaced.
The Class of 2001 made him an honorary Brother Rat, entitling him to wear their Class Ring.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:24:50]
[IN Q=I walked the]

((BRIG. GEN. ALAN FERRELL/VMI DEAN: I WALKED THE MILESTONES, ALONG WITH THE CADETS. I MADE THE PARADES WITH THEM. I CRAWLED THROUGH THE MUD WITH THEM. I STOOD IN THE RAIN WITH THEM. BUT I THINK THEY SENSE, BEYOND THAT KIND OF SUPERFICIAL THING, THEY SENSE WHEN YOU LOVE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Ferrell/VMI Dean]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=you love them.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Though he's enormously popular with cadets, he's being eased out of administration.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]


Some say he's too controversial, not quite "politically correct."
He'll be on sabbatical in the Fall, then return to teaching full time next Spring.
Associate Dean William Stockwell has been named Ferrell's temporary replacement.

[11Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:00:33]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


The U-S government will use Virginia's Smart Road as a test track for national traffic safety research.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March;]


Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute got a 15-million dollar, three-year contract from the U-S Department of Transportation yesterday.
National highway safety officials hope to find answers to common traffic hazards on the Smart Road.
The road opened for business in March.
(------------)


[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]


A Danville man has been found guilty of killing his girlfriend.
A judge found 23- year old Ray Matthew Grant guilty of first- degree murder for killing 45 year old Mary Johnson.


Grant will be sentenced next month.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Botetourt County politicians say by tonight they might have a half million dollars to open Greenfield Elementary School . County supervisors say they'll pitch in about 300-thousand-dollars -- but that still puts them about 100-thousand-dollars short. School board members hope to make a decision at their meeting tonight.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A new five year contract goes into effect today for union employees of Dan River Incorporated.
Dan River spokesperson Joe Bouknight (BOCK-night) says the company is pleased with the long term agreement.
(Bock-night) Bouknight says the union voted on the original contract with some modification but would not go into the details of the new contract.

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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 and Andrew]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's there]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=at 6 tonight]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Andrew]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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