[11Schools-Heat]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


Some kids will have a short day at school today thanks to the heat.
Several school systems will shut down early.
(+++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow, and Thursday.
(----------------)



[220-AX]


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



An accident involving a tractor trailer has reduced traffic to one lane on Northbound 220 in Franklin County. State Police say it happened near the 605 intersection south of Rocky Mount. Motorists traveling north in the Fort Mountain-Sydnorsville area should expect delays until the accident is cleared.


[11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC21:27]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


The body of a Roanoke man who drowned in Smith Mountain Lake this weekend has been found. Authorities do not suspect foul play.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


They found 47-year-old Jay Carter in relatively shallow and clear water near the state park.
But investigators say Smith Mountain Lake has hidden hazards.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:43:57]
[IN Q=When this lake]

((WHEN THIS LAKE WAS FILLED IT WAS ONLY CLEARED 40 TO 50 YARDS OFF EACH SHORE SO EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN COULD BE EVERYTHING FROM TREES TO BARBED WIRE FENCES TO SMALL BUILDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=to small buildings]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Greg Carder says he saw his friend tread water and swim just before he disappeared. He says the two were NOT drinking, but they were also not wearing lifejackets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:52:07]
[IN Q=Wear lifejackets]

((WEAR LIFEJACKETS IF YOU'RE GOING TO SWIM. BE VERY CAREFUL BOATING BECAUSE ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN AND IT'S TERRIBLE WHEN THEY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Carder/Victim's Friend;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=when they do]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Jay Carter's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
(------------)



[Brush-Fires]


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


Wildfires are threatening homes outside of Denver, Colorado.
The flames forced several hundred people to evacuate and spend the night in shelters.
Chris Schauble has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Park Co., CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Diane Thompson/Park Co. Resident; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jan Boykl/Park Co. Resident; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Chris Schauble/Reporting; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Chris Schauble, CBS news, Denver.]



[11HMO's]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC08:02]
[GRAPHIC=HMO's]


The U-S Supreme Court weighed in on a controversial issue yesterday.
The justices ruled that patients can not take their H-M-O's to FEDERAL court for giving doctors financial bonuses to keep down treatment costs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Patients can still sue on the state level.
But only four states currently allow patients to do so.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


For the past three years-- Roanoke Senator John Edwards has introduced legislation that would give Virginians the right to hold their H-M-O accountable on the state level.
But those bills have always been defeated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:13:09 ]
[IN Q=We're going]

((WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT BACK AND I THINK IT'S GAINING SUPPORT AND I'M HOPING BY NEXT YEAR WE'LL BE ABLE TO PASS IT AND IF NOT WE'LL KEEP BRINGING IT BACK AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.))
[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=can do.]
(-------------)
[anchor=Kim]
[ss=HOLD]


Supporters of managed health care view the decision as a victory.
A spokesperson for the Virginia Association of Health Plans says the decision is the best thing for consumers who want and need affordable health care.

[11Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:54:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Valley Crime Line is expanding.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The anonymous tip line is launching a campaign to raise its profile in the community and provide more money for rewards.
Among the first major corporate supporters is US Cellular. Yesterday the company, presented a check for five thousand dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 29:49]
[IN Q=We know that]

((JIM JOYCE/CRIME LINE BOARD MEMBER: WE KNOW THAT WHEN A COMMUNITY IS AWARE OF CRIME LINE THAT WE GET TIPS, WE GET CALLS AND WE HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE SOLVE CRIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Joyce/Crime Line Board Member]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=solve crimes.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last year, Roanoke Valley Crime Line received 119 tips. That information lead to seven arrests and six rewards.


(------------)



[2-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


The heat is forcing some school systems to shut down early today.
(+++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow and Thursday.
(----------------)



[Assad]


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


The residents of Syria are saying goodbye to the only leader many have ever known.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Damascus, Syria;]


There was a large funeral procession through the streets of Damascus.
The body of President Hafez al-Assad is lying in the state at the People's Palace.
His flag-draped coffin arrived at the white-marbled palace after a funeral procession -- Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets for the occasion.
Foreign dignitaries are also paying their respects.
al-Assad's final resting place will be in his hometown of (Kar-dah-ha) Quardaha, about 125 miles from Damascus.

(------------)


[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Rising]

Motorists in the Midwest are digging deep into their pockets when it comes to filling up at the pump. Gas prices have skyrocketed to an all time high. But will those high prices make their way east to Virginia? As Kate Weidaw tells us, it should stay out west.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=one dollar]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bert Moore/Motorist; :32 Quick!!]
[SUPER=01-P. J. Lynch/Motorist; :44 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Marty Crow/Motorist; :49 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:01]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=kw news7 roanoke]

((One dollar 37 cents, one dollar 39 cents, one dollar 44 cents. Are Virginia's gas prices really that high?

[SOT 23:56:16]
[INQ=]

((THEY'RE GETTING HIGHER BUT THEY'RE NOT AS HIGH AS OTHER PLACES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


Maybe so, look out west, in Chicago a gallon of gas at the pump is costing an average of 2 dollars 33 cents. The reason -- refiners are producing a new kind of low pollution gasoline they say is more expensive to produce and consumers have no choice but to purchase it.

[SSOT 23:57:27]
[INQ=]

((BERT MOORE: DIESEL IS ALMOST TWO DOLLARS A GALLON IN CHICAGO SO 1.37 FOR US HERE ISN'T SUCH A BAD DEAL.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


But will the high prices in the west force vacationers to cut those long summer road trips short?

[SOT 23:56:26]
[INQ=]

((P.J. LYNCH: PROBABLY NOT, I'LL PROBABLY KEEP ON GOING BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL ALL HAVE TO PUT UP WITH I GUESS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]



[SOT :44]
[INQ=]

((MARTY CROW: WE WERE GOING TO GO OUT WEST BUT NOW WE'RE NOT BECAUSE OF THE GAS PRICES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


But if you do decide to pack up your bags the best advice might be..

[SOT 23:57:50]
[INQ=]

((FUEL IN VIRGINIA BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE STATE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


[\STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW: AND IF YOU STILL FEEL GAS PRICES ARE TO HIGH IN VIRGINIA MOST PARTS OF THE STATE ARE BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE PRICE OF ONE DOLLAR 58 CENTS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))







[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study adds the stress of a bad marriage as a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.
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=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: Being over weight and over 40 are known risk factors for diabetes, well you can now add a bad marriage to the list. A study from the American Diabetes Association shows the stress of a bad marriage can double your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Getting a divorce will not help. Those who split up still had a higher risk of the disease.
Also today, migraine headaches. You know they effect more than 28 million Americans and hopefully, you're not one of them because the odds are you are not getting the right treatment. A report from the National Institutes of Health says more than half of migraine sufferers dont get the proper treatment because most family doctors dont know the proper treatment. But there is some good news on the horizon. Researchers are very close to developing better migraine therapies. Now we used to think that headaches were caused by blood vessels swelling in the brain and that's the way most of today's anti-migrane medicines work. But a new report says forget the blood vessel theory, migraines are actually like mini thunderstorms in the brain, with lots of lightning, it's a nerve disorder. There are no medicines in the works that act by stopping that storm.
And finally, going to a job interview over lunch? You'd better order healthy. A study from St. Lawrence University shows your chances of landing a job are better if you order up some chicken or fish rather than a burger and fries. Evidently healthy food gives the impression you are seriously dedicated and you'd be a good employee.
That's a look at some of the day's top health stories, I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))


(ad lib to weather)

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


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


Union members at Rubatex have voted to go back to work.
The company has agreed to bring union members back under terms of the old contract.
But while they'll be returning to their jobs, replacement workers will be headed to the unemployment line.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A Bedford County woman who's been in trouble before for animal abuse had another animal neglect charge against her dismissed.
Prosecutors acknowledged it would have been difficult to prove Valery Green had improperly cared for a puppy she sold to a local woman in January.
The puppy suffered from ringworm.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And the government is taking on another big anti- trust case.
This time, it's against the two big credit card companies, Visa and Mastercard.
Both are owned by the banks that issue them, but they require that those banks not offer any competing cards.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, June 13th .
[ANCHOR=Patrick]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


It will be a short school day for some students throughout the area. The heat is forcing some school systems to shut down early today.
(+++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow and Thursday.
(----------------)



[220-AX]


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



An accident involving a tractor trailer has reduced traffic to one lane on Northbound 220 in Franklin County. State Police say it happened near the 605 intersection south of Rocky Mount. Motorists traveling north in the Fort Mountain-Sydnorsville area should expect delays until the accident is cleared.


[11Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:06:24]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Union members at Rubatex have voted to go back to work. The company has agreed to bring union members back under terms of the old contract.
But what do striking workers and replacement workers think about the deal? Jennifer Miele has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The nine-month]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=02-Replacement Worker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sines/Rubatex Union Employee; :37]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :47 ]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Bedford.]

((The nine-month turmoil at Rubatex has not come to an end. While some will be returning to their jobs, replacement workers will be headed to the unemployment line. Though management had a tough time replacing union workers, they have managed to reach peek production.
[SOT]

[TAPE: Rubatex 1 TC: 20:46:56]
[IN Q= Their hand are]

((THEIR HANDS ARE KIND OF TIED BY THE UNION, AND WHAT WE WANT THOSE UNION PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT WE'RE JUST AS MUCH RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING THIS PLANT AS ANYBODY IS.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=as anybody is.]


While replacement workers worry about unemployment, some strikers don't want to go back to the same conditions they spent nine months fighting.
[SOT]

[TAPE: Rubatex 1 TC: 20:37:28]
[IN Q=]

((I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WOULDN'T NEGOTIATE, BUT ALL I KNOW IS HERE WE ARE NINE MONTHS LATER AND NOTHING IS CHANGED SO I DON'T SEE ANY REASON TO ACCEPT ANYTHING.))
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=]


The company is still Bedford's largest employer and Rubatex officials say they're working hard to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Bedford.))

[US-Air]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=US Air/United]


Congressional hearings for the proposed U-S Airways and United Airlines merger begin today.
The two airlines will defend their proposed four-point-three-BILLION- dollar deal.
Ohio Senator Mike DeWine heads the anti-trust section of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
DeWine says if the merger goes through, it's going to be difficult for other airlines NOT to merge.
Some lawmakers say that's not in the best interest of consumers.
The Justice Department is reviewing the proposed deal.

[11VHDA]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:28:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Housing Development Authority isn't helping low income Virginians afford homes--
That's according to a state watchdog agency.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The report criticizes V-H-D-A's high salaries, premiere office space near downtown Richmond, and its efforts to get the least affluent Virginians into affordable housing.
The director acknowledges there are problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=there some]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dewey/VHDA Director]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=limited resources.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission says V-H-D-A mismanaged section eight federal rent subsidies.
The report shows the money could have subsidized 24-hundred extra housing units in 19-98 alone.
The good news in the report is that V-H-D-A has the best financial rating in any housing authority in the nation.
That helps keep loan rates low.
(------------)



[11Green]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:58:26]
[GRAPHIC=Valery Green]


A Bedford County woman who's been in trouble before for animal abuse had another animal neglect charge against her dismissed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Prosecutors acknowledged it would have been difficult to prove 43-year old Valery Green had improperly cared for a puppy she sold to a local woman in January.
The puppy had ringworm, which the woman contracted as well.. but Green's attorney says that wasn't his client's fault.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:20:54]
[IN Q=But I think]

((BILL WENTZ/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: BUT I THINK OUR PRINCIPLE DEFENSE WOULD HAVE BEEN THAT SHE WAS NOT GIVING A SUBSTANDARD LEVEL OF CARE FOR THE ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Wentz/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=for the animals.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The neglect charge was dismissed after prosecutor (DIRK) Dirk Padgett told the judge he couldn't proceed with the case because he had represented Green in a civil matter several years ago.
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[Lewis]


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


The murder trial that focused on the testimony of Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis has ended with the acquittals of two co- defendants.
The ordeal began with the fatal stabbings that occurred last Super Bowl Sunday.
Jennifer Jones has a wrap- up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Lewis/Baltimore Ravens Linebacker; :48]
[SUPER=01-Paul Howard/District Attorney; :56]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Harvey/Defense Attorney; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Jones, CBS News, ]

(( It was a stunning end to a murder trial that centered on a post-Super Bowl party, and the testimony of a NFL star. An Atlanta jury acquitted two former co-defendants of football player Ray Lewis in the stabbing deaths of two men. Cleared of charges: Joseph Sweeting and Reginal Oakley. The decision reverberated throughout the courtroom.

(NATS)


Sweeting, Oakley and Baltimore Ravens Star Lewis were charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of the two men outside this Atlanta bar. But just last week, Lewis reached a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges and then testified against his co-defendants in the case.

(SOT: Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker)

"Reginald was the aggressor..."

(SOT--Paul Howard, District Attorney)

"We are disappointed."
(SOT--Bruce Harvey, Defense Attorney)

"We stuck together and the only person convicted was Lewis himself..thats ironic."
The jury deliberated five hours before reaching its decision. Lewis, the only person convicted on misdemeanor charges, will serve a year probation, but no jail time.
Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte. ))

[4-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


Sevral school systems throughout the area are closing early today because of the heat.
(+++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early today:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM today, tomorrow and Thursday.
(----------------)



[Credit-Card-Trial]


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


It's the biggest anti- trust case since Microsoft, the government is taking the two credit card giants to court.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Three out of every four credit cards in the U-S are issued by Visa or Mastercard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:09]
[IN Q=WHAT WE HAVE]

((FRANK TORRES/CONSUMERS UNION" WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS ALMOST A CHOKE POINT ON THE PAYMENT SYSTEM OF THIS COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Torres/Consumers Union;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=of this country.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


At issue, Visa and Mastercard are both owned by the banks that issue them, and require those banks not to offer any competing cards.
After 15 years of trying to crack the trillion- dollar credit card market, Discover ranks only a distant fourth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:48]
[IN Q=WE think]

((DAVID NELMS/DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES: WE THINK WE CAN BE GROWING MUCH FASTER AND SAVING CONSUMERS QUITE A LOT OF MONEY IF WE WEREN'T HINDERED BY THE TWO OF THEM WORKING TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-David Nelms/Discover Financial Services;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=working together]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Visa officials say there are plenty of credit choices, and consumers shouldn't worry.
(------------)



[11Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ/sbu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


Convicted killers nationwide will have a harder time challenging death sentences now that the U-S Supreme Court says juries do not need to be told if parole is an option in a death penalty case.
The five to four decision came yesterday in the case of a Fairfax killer whose execution was stayed last year.
[SS=VA Supreme Court]


But Friday Virginia's State Supreme court ruled six to one that jurors should now be told that parole is no longer an option for capital murders in Virginia.
[SS=VA Death Penalty]


Both decisions come as a national report shows Virginia has a per capita execution rate nearly double the next nea
rest state--- but a much lower rate of court reversals.


The Columbia law professor who did the study says that could mean trial errors are not being discovered by Virginia courts.
The Virginia attorney generals office says it shows instead how well the justice system works.
[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]


Divers don't know why a Roanoke man drowned in Smith Mountain Lake this weekend but they do NOT suspect foul play. They found 47-year-old Jay Carter in relatively shallow and clear water near the state park yesterday. His body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.


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


An animal neglect charge against 43 year old Valery Green has been dismissed.
That after prosecutor (DIRK) Dirk Padgett told the judge he couldn't proceed with the case because he had represented Green in a civil matter several years ago. Prosecutors acknowledged it would have been difficult to prove Green had improperly cared for a puppy she sold to a local woman in January.

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


The Roanoke Valley Crime Line is launching a campaign to raise its profile in the community and provide more money for rewards.
Among the first major corporate supporters is US Cellular. Yesterday the company, presented a check for five thousand dollars.


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


Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A major]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6]
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(ad lib bye) [Kimberly and PEV]