[11Drowning]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21 16:56]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Authorities will continue searching Smith Mountain Lake this morning for man who may have drowned. The search began yesterday after receiving a 9-1-1 call shortly before three.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


They're concentrating on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating.
The pair apparently jumped in to cool off-- but one of the men did not surface.
Dive teams were called in along with the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
The search was called off around nine- forty five last night.
Officials plan to resume the search at seven this morning.
So far, there is no word on the man's name.
(------------)





[Brush-Fires]


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


A brush fire has claimed more than 800 acres in California's San Fernando Valley--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Calabasas, CA;]


But so far, officials say there are no injuries or structural damage from the blaze.
Authorities say precautions like fire resistant roofs are saving homes.
The blaze broke out yesteday afternoon, just north of the Ventura Freeway.
Water- dropping helicopters helped battle the fire.
Firefighters are also concerned about potential changes in wind direction.
(------------)


[11Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The Roanoke City Police department is mourning the loss of one its own.
31 year old Connie Ray Lee died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident Saturday night.
Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Bill West/Roanoke City Police Department; :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night; : 26]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Police Spokesperson; :32]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :55]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=JS News 7]

(( Just one day after the accident fellow police officers return to the crash site at the 2200 block of Brambleton Avenue --where Officer Connie Ray Lee was fatally injured after being thrown from his motorcycle.
Sergeant Bill West says he needed to come here -- to have a connection to Lee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:56]
[IN Q=It's a difficult]

((SGT. BILL WEST: IT'S DIFFICULT ANYTIME YOU LOSE A FELLOW OFFICER BECAUSE LIKE I SAID IT'S LIKE LOSING FAMILY. IT'S BAD. IT'S HARD))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=it hurts]


Authorities say officer Lee had just left another police officers wedding when the crashed happened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17]
[IN Q=]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THERE WAS ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE IN FRONT OF HIM THAT HIT SOME LOSE GRAVEL. HE TOOK SOME EVASIVE ACTION AND WENT OFF THE ROAD. AND WAS THROWN OFF HIS MOTORCYCLE AND LOST HIS HELMET))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=lost his helmet]


At the crash site there were few reminders of Lee's fatal crash -- just pieces left behind from his motorcycle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:01]
[IN Q=He was always]

((HE WAS ALWAYS A REAL NICE GUY. HE WAS ALWAYS SOFT SPOKEN. JUST A REAL NICE GUY))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=nice guy]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((FOR SOME, OFFICER LEE WAS NOT ONLY A CO-WORKER BUT A FRIEND, MANY SAY HE WILL DEFINETELY BE MISSED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Lee had been on the force since 19-91.
He worked in the patrol bureau on night watch.








[Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


When NASCAR rolls into Brooklyn Michigan, the fans get up close and personal with the drivers. It's one of the main attractions at the track.
But what do the dirvers think about the fans. Mike Bridges has the story..

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06/12/2000 - 03NA - 03:31:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bridges/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS]




[Assad]


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


Preparations are under way for tomorrow's funeral for the late Syrian President Hafez Assad.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Qardaha, Syria;]


The services are expected to bring a host of world leaders to the Syrian capital.
Officials have declared a 40- day mourning period.
Mourners paraded through the streets, holding portraits of Assad, and of his son and heir apparent, Bashar Assad.
Meanwhile, Assad's death will likely delay Mid-east peace talks between Israel and Syria.
But Israeli and PALESTINIAN negotiators will resume meetings today in Washington.
(------------)


[Alaska-Airlines]


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


Safety at Alaska Airlines is under scrutiny again.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


A report made public alarmed several passengers and two flight attendants so much, that they got off the jet before take-off yesterday.
In the memo, an Alaska pilot called one of the passenger jets "a ticking time bomb".
A maintenance report suggested there were cracks in the engine, noticeable wear on equipment, and a change in the FREQUENCY of airplane maintenance.
But many passengers say they're not concerned.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:13 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK IT'S MORE DANGEROUS TO WALK IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO THAN IT IS TO FLY ON THIS AIRLINE.))
[sot 3:03:19]

((INCIDENTS HAPPEN. IT'S NOT THE ONLY AIRLINE THAT'S HAD PROBLEMS.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=had problems]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The company says mechanics checked the plane in question, and gave it a clean bill of health.
(------------)



[11Blood-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-17 47:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The American Red Cross is looking for blood donors. It says there is a critical blood shortage in our area and donors of all types are desperately needed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Red Cross supplies blood to 44 area hospitals -- and with the shortage officials say there is a one day supply in stock.
The Red Cross usually has at least a three day supply on hand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:29]
[IN Q=We've got to rely on the ]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'VE GOT TO RELY ON THE FOLKS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND BEYOND TO HELP SUPPORT THAT NEED. IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER OF BEING 17 YEARS OF AGE, AT LEAST 110 POUNDS AND IN GOOD HEALTH AND YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE,BE SOMEONE'S HERO BY JUST GIVING AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=of your time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The American Red Cross says the summer is the most difficult time of year to recruit blood donors.
(///////////////////)

[full screen graphic]
The Red cross will be holding blood drives throughout this week.
Today some of the locations are: the Wytheville Community Center, Christiansburg Moose Lodge, Radford Christian Church, and the Roanoke Valley Donor center --which is located in downtown Roanoke.
If you need additional information you can call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE.



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a change in diet MAY help control high blood pressure.

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=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((VT=VO

MOST PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE RELY ON MEDICATION TO KEEP THEIR PRESSURE UNDER CONTROL. ALTHOUGH THESE MEDICATIONS USUALLY WORK- THEY CAN HAVE SIDE EFFECTS - AND SOME ARE EXPENSIVE.
ON CAM SO COULD SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A CHANGE IN DIET REPLACE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION? THE ANSWERS YES- ITS CALLED THE DASH DIET. -- A LOW FAT DIET THAT CONTAINS UP TO NINE SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EACH DAY. AND SEVERAL SERVINGS OF LOW FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS AS WELL. HERE'S WHAT ONE STUDY FOUND HAPPENED IN PATIENTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WHO FOLLOWED THIS DIET:
GRFX THEIR TOP NUMBERS - OR SYSTOLIC- DROPPED ON AVERAGE MORE THAN 11 POINTS.. THE BOTTOM NUMBER - THE DIASTOLIC- DROPPED ON AVERAGE ALMOST 6 POINTS. AND IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR THOSE CHANGES TO TAKE PLACE- BLOOD PRESSURE STARTED GOING DOWN WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF BEGINNING THE DIET. WHAT MAKES THIS DIET SO MAGICAL? ITS HIGH LEVELS OF MAGNESIUM, POTASSIUM AND OTHER NUTRIENTS SUCH AS CALCIUM.
ON CAM BUT RESEARCHERS STRESS THOUGH THESE NUTRIENTS MUST BE TAKEN IN FOOD FORM TO WORK- IN OTHER WORDS AS PART OF AN EVERYDAY DIET- INDIVIDUAL SUPPLEMENTS WILL NOT DO THE SAME JOB. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS))
(ad lib to weather)


[Complaint-Lady]


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

[*****ANCHOR TAG********]
Are you sick of bad service? Aggravated with your complaints leading nowhere? Teri Okita introduces us to one woman who says she actually LOVES to complain..that's because she does it for a living.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06/10/2000 - 05NA - 06:02:20]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Phillips/Professional Complainer; :18]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; :47]
[SUPER=01-Donna Coe/Consumer; 1:00 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Teri Okita CBS News, Washington]

(((LOCATOR: ,VA)
SOMETIMES, THE PEN IS TRULY MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD...AND ELLEN PHILLIPS HAS THE PAPERWORK TO PROVE IT. THOUSANDS OF ANGRY, IRRITATED CONSUMERS HAVE HIRED PHILLIPS TO WRITE COMPLAIN LETTERS FOR EVERYTHING FROM DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS...TO SHODDY SERVICE...TO UNCOOPERATIVE COMPANIES.

(Ellen Phillips/Professional Complainer)
SOT: I think, not only are more people getting frustrated, but they're

ready to do something about it.
NARR: PHILLIPS PENS COMPLAINTS FOR AN AVERAGE FEE OF 400 DOLLARS...AND SAYS THESE LETTERS REPRESENT THE "EDUCATED CONSUMER."

SOT: I am a professional. I'm not a chicken-scratching, e-mail, lack of

spell-check idiot that just walked off the last bus headed for nowhere. I know my rights.

(Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: BUT IN THIS FAST-PACED ERA OF E-MAILS AND FAXES, SOME WOULD SAY FORMAL COMPLAINT LETTERS ARE A THING OF THE PAST.
NARR: NOT SO, SAYS HOMEOWNER DONNA COE...THE VICTIM OF A CARELESS PLUMBER WHO SAID HE FIXED THE PROBLEM.

(Donna Coe/Consumer)
SOT: Two weeks later, it happened again, and the two bedrooms flooded

again.
THE PLUMBER RETURNED SEVERAL MORE TIMES, AND WITH EACH VISIT, CHARGED HER MORE MONEY. HER BILL CLIMBED INTHE THOUSANDS. HER COMPLAINT CALLS TO THE COMPANY WENT UNANSWERED. EVEN HER ATTORNEY WAS IGNORED.

SOT: (Top half covered) Ellen came along and made it all right. She

really does get results. It's amazing.
NARR: ARMED WITH A WELL-DOCUMENTED COMPLAINT LETTER, PHILLIPS CLAMIS HER CUSTOMERS HAVE A 75 TO 90-PERCENT GREATER CHANCE OF WINNING THE CONSUMER WAR.
TERI OKITA CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]

Ellen Phillips is not a legal consultant. She advises potential clients who have serious legal matters to follow-through with an attorney or law enforcement officials


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


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


Divers will resume their search today for a man believed to have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake. Authorities began looking yesterday after receiving a 9-1-1 call shortly before three.
They're focusing on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The American Red Cross says there is a critical blood shortage in our area, and donors of all types are desperately needed.
The Red Cross supplies blood to 44 area hospitals -- and with the shortage, officials say there is only a one day supply in stock.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And firefighters in California are battling brush fires in the San Fernando Valley.
More than 800 acres are up in smoke.
So far, officials say there are no injuries, and fire- resistant roofs are saving many homes.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, June 12th .
[ANCHOR=Patrick]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21 16:56]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


The search continues today for a man who is believed to have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake. Authorities began looking yesterday after receiving a 9-1-1 call shortly before three.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


They're concentrating on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating.
The pair apparently jumped in to cool off-- but one of the men did not surface.
Dive teams were called in along with the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
The search was called off around nine- forty five last night.
Officials plan to resume the search at seven this morning.
So far, there is no word on the man's name.
(------------)





[2-Brush-Fires]


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


More brush fires out west-- this time in the San Fernando Valley of California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Calabasas, CA;]


800 acres are scorched.
But so far, officials say there are no injuries or structural damage from the blaze.
Authorities say precautions like fire resistant roofs are saving homes.
The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon, just north of the Ventura Freeway.
Water- dropping helicopters helped battle the fire.
Firefighters are also concerned about potential changes in wind direction.
(------------)


[Death-Penalty]


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


When and how soon to administer the death penalty is an issue for many states, especially Texas, where the list of death row inmates is increasing.
Thalia Assuras reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Death Penalty Reformer; :49]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Texas; 1:24 ]
[SUPER=01-Robert Blecker/Death Penalty Supporter; 2:10 ]
[SUPER=01-Thalia Assuras/Reporting; 2:27]
[RUNS=2:43]
[OUT Q=Thalia Assuras, CBS News, New York.]


((Gary Graham is on death row in Texas...scheduled to die in 11 days for killing a man during a robbery 19 years ago.
But questions have been raised about whether Graham received a fair trial. Only one witness identified him as the killer ...and his lawyer...Ronald Mock put on virtually no defense.
In fact, Mock has been reprimanded for misconduct several times and is believed to have more clients on death row than any other lawyer in the country.
((GRAPHIC))
Five of Mock's clients have been executed... another six are awaiting their punishment.
((END GRAPHIC))
So many that some call death row at Texas State prison "the Mock Wing".

SOT: Scheck

"THE MACHINERY OF DEATH IS BROKEN. "
NARR/2: Defense attorney Barry Scheck believes Graham's case is emblematic of problems with how the death penalty is administered in many states.

((SOT/Barry Scheck/Defense Attorney))

"the thing everybody has to keep in mind is that every time you convict an innocent person, the guilty party is out there committing more crimes."
NARR/3: But Texas....and how the death penalty is applied there....is the focus of a number of investigations since Governor George W. Bush entered the Presidential race. Today, the Chicago Tribune examined the 131 death penalty cases since Bush became governor.:
((GRAPHIC))
In 40 of those cases... defense attorneys presented no evidence or just one witness during the sentencing phase.
In 43 cases.. the defense attorneys had been publicly sanctioned for misconduct.
and 23 convictions were based on testimony from jailhouse informants... the least credible witnesses.
((END GRAPHIC))
Blue Line: Kennebunkport, Maine
Today, Governor Bush insisted the death penalty in his state.. is fair.

((SOT/Gov. George W. Bush/Texas

"I believe in every cases we.'ve adequately answered innocence and guilt and everyone has had full access to the courts."
NARR/4: But across the country, most of the defendants in death penalty cases are poor. An estimated 90 percent have court appointed lawyers.

SOT: THALIA q: HOW MUCH IS THIS A QUESTION OF RACE AND POVERTY?
SOT: SCHECK: "You cannot talk about the American criminal justice

system without discussing the issue of race and money. Class and money have everything to do with the amount of justice you get in the system.
NARR/5: Earlier his year, Illinois' governor George Ryan.... ordered a moratorium on capitol punishment... after investigations found evidence the state's justice system was riddled with faulty evidence, unscrupulous trial tactics and legal incompetence. 13 death row inmates were freed.
Even death penalty supporters acknowledge the system is flawed.. but insist some of the 3600 people on death row deserve to die.

SOT: ROBERT BLECKER/ Death Penalty Advocate

"among those 3600 there are fifty or 100 at least who are truly despicable, evil, vile, vicious monsters."> ))))

[6-Wine-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-26 14:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Dozens came out to the Hotel Roanoke to sip a glass of wine in the name of charity.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It was all part of the 8th annual Roanoke Valley Wine Festival sponsored by the Roanoke Jaycees.
For the price of a 15 dollar ticket -- wine tasters could try out wines from 11 wineries from across Virginia.
The Roanoke Jaycees will use the money raised for community service projects.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT7:23]
[IN Q=One of the biggest]

((DEBBIE KEATS/PRES. ROANOKE JAYCEES: ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES IS CAMP FOR VIRGINIA JAYCEES IN BEDFORD COUNTY AND WE RAISE MONEY FOR THE CAMPORSHIPS FOR MENTALLY HANDICAP YOUNG ADULTS TO GO FOR ONE WEEK AT A TIME))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Keats/Roanoke Jaycees President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=at a time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This the largest yearly fundraiser for the organization.
(------------)




[2-11Blood-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-17 47:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The American Red Cross says there is a critical blood shortage in our area and donors of all types are desperately needed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The Red Cross supplies blood to 44 area hospitals -- and with the shortage officials say there is a one day supply in stock.
The Red Cross usually has at least a three day supply on hand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:29]
[IN Q=We've got to rely on the ]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'VE GOT TO RELY ON THE FOLKS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND BEYOND TO HELP SUPPORT THAT NEED. IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER OF BEING 17 YEARS OF AGE, AT LEAST 110 POUNDS AND IN GOOD HEALTH AND YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE,BE SOMEONE'S HERO BY JUST GIVING AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=of your time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The American Red Cross says the summer is the most difficult time of year to recruit blood donors.
(///////////////////)

[full screen graphic]
The Red cross will be holding blood drives throughout this week.
Today some of the locations are: The Wytheville Community Center, Christiansburg Moose Lodge, Radford Christian Church, and the Roanoke Valley Donor center --which is located in downtown Roanoke.
If you need additional information you can call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE.



[11Oil-Summit]


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


A five- day oil summit of world leaders opened yesterday in Canada.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:34]
[IN Q=There you go...]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=applause]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Calgary, Canada;]


A ribbon cutting marked the official start of the summit.
Delegates came out from 95- countries, including members of OPEC.
It's the biggest event to hit Calgary since the 19-88 Winter Olympics.
Delegates will discuss such issues as surging oil prices and refining technology.
But the meeting wasn't without protest, as demonstrators waved posters marking their opposition to global energy policies.
(------------)



[11Sharpton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-19 25:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Reverend Al Sharpton addressed Lynchburg's Court Street Baptist Church this weekend. It was part of Mens Day 2000.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Al Sharpton;:31 ]
[SUPER=01-Garnell Stamps/Lynchburg NAACP President; :44]
[SUPER=@ssm2;1;27]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]



(( [natsot 17:26:20]
[RUNS= 02]


Some call him controversial, others consider him a modern- day prophet.. no matter what you think of the Reverend Al Sharpton, there's no denying his ability to bring out the passions of a congregation.
[bring up natsot again]
[RUNS= 02]


Sharpton also incites passion in others.. those who disagree with how he involves himself in racial controversies across America.
Sharpton says while many white Americans have come to accept him, the media haven't.
[SOT 5:59:00]

((REV. AL SHARPTON: THE WHITE MEDIA, I THINK, HAS THIS INFATUATION WITH ALWAYS MAKING BLACK LEADERS CONTROVERSIAL. I'M TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO VOTE THAT NEVER VOTED, I'M CALLING FOR JUSTICE.. WHAT'S CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT THAT?))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=about that?]
[SOT 5:59:57]

((REV. GARNELL STAMPS/LYNCHBURG NAACP PRESIDENT: WE RESENT SOME OF THE PEOPLE, IN THE WHITE MEDIA ESPECIALLY, WHO TAKE GREAT AMERICAN LEADERS LIKE REVEREND SHARPTON AND ASK HIM A LOT OF EMBARRASSING, LOADED QUESTIONS, ARE NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT HE'S GOING TO SAY TO HELP YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG BOYS HERE IN LYNCHBURG.))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=here in Lynchburg.]


Sharpton was here to help Court Street Baptist celebrate Mens Day 2000.. a program aimed at getting young black males more involved in their church and their community.
But his message was for everyone.. that it's time to stop "sleeping on the job" and become full- time Christians.
Meanwhile, his own activism will continue full- time..
[SOT 17:22:34]

((SHARPTON: THE REASON I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE CRITICISM AND THE CONTROVERSY IS BECAUSE I DON'T WORK FOR THEM NO HOW (APPLAUSE).))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=(applause).]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/PEV]
[ANCHOR=KMC]


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


Authorities will continue searching Smith Mountain Lake again at seven this morning for a man who MAY have drowned.


They're concentrating on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating. The pair apparently jumped in to cool off-- but one of the men did not surface.

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


The American Red Cross is looking for blood donors. It says there is a critical blood shortage in our area and donors of all types are desperately needed.
The Red cross will be holding blood drives throughout this week.
If you need additional information you can call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE.

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

The 8th annual Roanoke Valley Wine Festival sponsored by the Roanoke Jaycees was held this weekend.
For the price of a 15 dollar ticket -- wine tasters could try out wines from 11 wineries from across Virginia.
The Roanoke Jaycees will use the money raised for community service projects.

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

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Roanoke]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
(-------------)

[Kimberly and Patrick] (ad lib bye) (toss)