[11Schools-Heat]

[ANCHOR=KMC]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


The continuing hot weather is forcing some schools to shut down early today.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARDS]
Bedford City and County schools will close two hours early for the rest of the week.
In Lynchburg, Sheffield and Dearington elementaries will shut down at 1 P-M today and tomorrow.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:00 today and tommorow.
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[Tree-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberely]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=weather damage]


A storm tore through parts of Franklin County yesterday on Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Witnesses say the storm lasted less than 15 minutes -- but the winds were strong enough to do damage to the Lakewood Forest Neighborhood.
One homeowner had a tree crash through his sunroom.
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[SOT25:15]
[IN Q=It's still]

((WAYNE BAILEY:IT'S STILL MATERIAL THINGS. AND NO ONE WAS HURT AND THAT ALL I CAN KEEP SAYING IS NO ONE WAS HURT))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Bailey/Homeowner]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=was hurt]
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[VO-NAT]


Now the clean-up is underway - to remove all the debris and the toppled trees.
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[11Lane-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC2:01:15]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


By the end of the month, the Lane Furniture company will have cut a third of its workforce.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


The process of cutting 310 jobs started this week.
But the president of the company, Jerry Ruff says many have found jobs elsewhere and so they left early to start their new jobs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 50:45]
[IN Q=Fortunately, this is a good]

((JERRY RUFF/LANE CO. PRESIDENT: FORTUNATELY, THIS IS A GOOD ENVIRONMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT. IN FACT 150 HAVE LEFT BECAUSE OF OTHER JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Ruff/Lane Furniture President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=other jobs.]
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[VO-NAT]


At the completion of the job cuts, the furniture company will have 600 employees at the Altavista plant.


The company president says he does not plan to announce any more layoffs.
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[11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:55:43]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke County School Board members have yet another redistricting plan to consider.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school board is now deciding how to re-draw attendance zones to accommodate the new south county high school.
Two previous plans have generated controversy, and now a third is making the rounds before a public hearing June 20th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:31:15]
[IN Q=We have been listening]

((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING. WE HAVE CONCERNS NOW FROM TWO PLANS WE PUT OUT THERE. AND WE'VE TRIED TO PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING, KNOWING THAT WE CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE, BUT SOMETHING THAT ADDRESSES MOST OF THE CONCERNS OF BOTH THE CITIZENS AND THE SCHOOL BOARD.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Chairman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and the school board.]
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[VO-NAT]


The three major redistricting proposals are outlined on the county schools' website.
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[TAKE WEBWATCH FULL SCREEN]
You can find a link on our webpage at wdbj7- dot- com. Just click on the Webwatch icon.
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[11L'burg-SOL]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:08:30]
[GRAPHIC=SOL's]


Lynchburg city schools are getting a passing grade with the state on the new Standards of Learning tests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The unofficial results of this year's testing show ten of the city's seventeen schools meet the state standards.


The rest are provisionally accredited but show areas that need improvement.
Superintendent Jim McCormick says the scores are encouraging, especially at the elementary level.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:07:01]
[IN Q=We're extremely]

((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE EXTREMELY EXCITED THAT SIX OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED AND MEET STATE STANDARDS, AGAIN I'M ENCOURAGED THAT FIVE MORE ARE PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED AND NEED SOME IMPROVEMENT. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE 12TH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUT AGAIN, WE WILL MAKE PROGRESS.))
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=will make progress.]
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[VO-NAT]


The final test scores won't be available until August.
All state schools must meet the standards for accreditation by the year 2004.
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[Erving]


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


The son of basketball legend Julius Erving is missing.
An emotional Erving called a news conference yesterday, asking for help finding the 19- year- old.
Jennifer Jones has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Julius Erving/Former NBA Player; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte.]

((
After years of being out of the limelight, former NBA star and hall-of-famer Julius Erving, is back in the public eyethis time, calling a news conference and pleading for help in a desperate search for his son. -- Sot:in: (7:07) Julius Erving/Former NBA Player: we need help as we never needed it before. -- Dr. Js 19-year old son Cory Erving has been missing since May 28th . A holiday weekend at the familys Florida home, that offered no sign of trouble. -- in: Sot: Julius Erving (13:41) he was in good spirits, good mood. He had actually run an errand for the family to pick up some bread where he worked and called and said he would be home in 20-minutes and that was the last time I talked to him. -- Narr; Since that moment, investigators have been scrabbling answers, anything that could possibly lead them to Cory Erving. -- Narr: With his wife and adult children by his side, Erving, talked about his sons troubled past. How Cory grew up with a learning disability and spent years fighting drug and alchohol abuse. -- in: (6:04) Sot: Julius Erving we felt he was on course to have some success in a life that has been very trying, living in the shadows of the public figure like myself. -- Narr: Erving, who is now Executive Vice President of the Orlando Magic is offering a 25-thousand dollar reward for information leading to his sons whereabouts. In the meantime, he says his family continues to hold out hope. jjcbsnewscharlotte

))[2-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


No break in the heat means some students will go home early today.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARDS]
Bedford City and County schools will close two hours early for the rest of the week.
In Lynchburg, Sheffield and Dearington elementaries will shut down at 1 P-M today and tommorow.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:00 today and tommorow.
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[Xerox-Shooting]


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


It took less than two hours for a jury in Hawaii to convict a former Xerox repairman of fatally shooting seven co- workers last November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]


Bryan Uyesugi showed no emotion while the verdict was read lasts night.
40- year- old Uyesugi was found guilty of first- degree murder for the seven killings and the ATTEMPTED murder of an eighth co- worker.
During the three- week trial, prosecutors maintained he shot his co- workers out of vengeance and anger, not insanity.
Uyesugi will be sentenced August eighth.
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[11Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:55:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Fulcher]


A former federal informant is now fighting an eight-year-old conviction for theft.
A petition filed in Roanoke's federal court says Michael Fulcher was illegally prosecuted for stealing a couple of riding lawn mowers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./April 1999;]


Fulcher's attorney says the only witness against him in Bedford County circuit court later recanted her testimony.

Another witness, after the trial, said an investigator offered her money for her testimony.
Fulcher wants a federal judge to set aside his conviction and sentence.
He's currently in a state prison in Buckingham County.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, regular exercise can help reduce the risk of stroke.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: Women who get 30 minutes of exercise a day, even if it's just a brisk walk,can cut their risk of a stroke by as much as one third. that's according to a new study in the journal of the American Medical Association. The study followed more than 72,000 women ages 40 to 65 and found that all the women who got regular exercise were able to cut their risk of stroke which incidentally is the third leading killer of Americans.
Well a new study from Duke University shows people who need a heart by-pass do much better when surgeons use a newer technique. It's one where they operate on the heart while it's still beating. It's a really tough surgery to do trying to sew new blood vessels onto a beating heart. The way we usually do it is to stop the heart and put the patient on what's called an artificial heart/lung machine and then do the sewing. But the study finds recovery using the newer technique where you dont stop the heart is much easier on the patient, who usually recovers up to 5 times more quickly than with the conventional technique. There's also fewer compilations.
Well, Terminator to Titanic, Schwartzenegger or Hugh Grant, you'd think us guys would go the macho tough guy route every time. But a new study from the American Psychological Association shows contrary to what you might think, the majority of men do like so called "romantic chick-flicks". They just dont like to admit it to their guy friends, which is really too bad because we could all go to the movies together and share our hankies.
That's a look at the day'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=Kimberly]


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


A thunderstorm left its mark at Smith Mountain Lake yesterday--
Strong winds uprooted a tree, and sent it crashing through a house in Lakewood Forest.
Just blocks away, the roof was ripped off a trailer.
Residents are now left with the task of cleaning up from the storms.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Meanwhile, hot and windy weather has triggered more wildfires.
At least 45- hundred acres are up in smoke near Denver, Colorado.
The Governor has declared emergencies in three counties.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And actor Andy Griffith is on the road to recovery after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.
The 74- year-old suffered a heart attack last month.
His agent says Griffith's prognosis is "excellent", and doctors expect a full recovery.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 14th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


The continuing hot weather is forcing some schools to shut down early.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARDS]
Bedford City and County schools will close two hours early for the rest of the week.
In Lynchburg, Sheffield and Dearington elementaries will shut down at 1 P-M today and tomorrow.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:00 today and tomorrow.
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[Wind-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-22]
[GRAPHIC=weather damage]


A Smith Mountain Lake Neighborhood is recovering from the damage left behind from a storm yesterday afternoon.
Joy Sutton has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Stong Winds]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Bailey/Homeowner; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dan Reid/Tree Surgeon; :38]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=n7 Franklin County]

((
Strong winds uprooted this tree sending it crashing through the sunroom of Wayne Bailey's home in Lakewood Forest.
Wayne says it sounded like hail -- he had no idea the storm had done this much damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:48]
[IN Q=We didn't realize it was]

((WAYNE BAILEY: WE DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS THIS BAD UNTIL JANE CAME UPSTAIRS AND SAID THE WHOLE ROOM IS GONE. I THOUGHT SHE WAS EXAGGERATING TILL I CAME UP AND LOOKED))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=and looked]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 24:34]
[IN Q=It didn't shake the house]

((WAYNE BAILEY: IT DIDN'T SHAKE THE HOUSE. I DIDN'T HEAR THE HOUSE SHUTTER FROM THUNDER. ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=and thundering]


Bailey's home wasn't the only one to feel the wrath of the storm's vengeance.
Just blocks away the roof was torn off this trailer -- and high winds blew threw this house and toppled trees.
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[SOT 10:52]
[IN Q=I'm not sure]

((DAN REID/TREE SURGEON:I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S SOME SORT OF TWISTER. BUT IT TAKES QUITE A BIT OF MICRO BURST OR SOME TYPE OF CONDENSED AIR FLOW THAT DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=like this]

[nat sound of sawing off tree]
[RUNS=05]


And now the mess must be cleaned up-- and trees must be removed.
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[SOT 12:25]
[IN Q=We'll go in]

((DAN REID/TREE SURGEON: WE'LL GO IN AND SECURE TREES AND HOMES. SO THEY CAN BE CAN BE REPAIRED. IT COULD BE ABOUT A WEEK, WEEK AND HALF BEFORE IT WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=to normal]


But for Bailey and his family, they're just happy that no one was injured.
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[SOT 24:50]
[IN Q=I feel we]

((I FEEL WE WERE BLESSED THAT NO ONE WAS UP IN THE AREA AND NO ONE WAS HURT))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=was hurt]


Joy Sutton News 7, Franklin County.))

[CO-Wildfires]


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


The Governor of Colorado has declared emergencies in three counties where wildfires continue to rage out of control.
The fires are the latest in what officials are calling the worst start of a fire season in four years.
Several hundred people were evacuated just outside Denver.
Chris Schauble has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Park Co., CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Diane Thompason/Park Co. Resident; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jan Boykl/Park Co. Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Chris Schauble/Reporting; :44]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=Chris Schauble, CBS News, ]



[Griffith]


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


Andy Griffith is resting at his North Carolina home after suffering a heart attack last month.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The 74-year- old actor underwent quadruple bypass surgery May ninth at a Norfolk hospital.
His agent says Griffith's prognosis is "excellent", and doctors expect a full recovery.
Griffith is scheduled to appear in the Billy Bob Thornton movie "Daddy and Them" this fall.
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[2-11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:55:43]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


A third redistricting plan is before Roanoke County School Board members.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school board is now deciding how to re-draw attendance zones to accommodate the new south county high school.
Two previous plans have generated controversy, and now a third is making the rounds before a public hearing June 20th.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:31:15]
[IN Q=We have been listening]

((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING. WE HAVE CONCERNS NOW FROM TWO PLANS WE PUT OUT THERE. AND WE'VE TRIED TO PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING, KNOWING THAT WE CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE, BUT SOMETHING THAT ADDRESSES MOST OF THE CONCERNS OF BOTH THE CITIZENS AND THE SCHOOL BOARD.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Chairman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and the school board.]
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[VO-NAT]


The three major redistricting proposals are outlined on the county schools' website.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEBWATCH FULL SCREEN]
You can find a link on our webpage at wdbj7- dot- com. Just click on the Webwatch icon.
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[11Hale-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:13:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Later this year, the Roanoke branch of the N- Double- A- C- P will choose new officers.
Yesterday, the first candidates stepped forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A group calling itself, The Election Committee for New Leadership, announced a full slate at a news conference.


Brenda Hale is running for President.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 59:39]
[IN Q=Today as we stand up]

((BRENDA HALE/CANDIDATE FOR NAACP PRES.: TODAY AS WE STAND UP, OUR REPUTATIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. AND THE THINGS AND THE WORKS THAT WE WILL DO WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE CREDIBILITY BEHIND THEM. WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ACTIONS OF ALWAYS TRYING TO DO THE BEST FOR THE CHAPTER, AND FOR THE MEMBERS AND WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/NAACP Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=good for the community.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hale ran for Chapter President in 1998, and narrowly won the first election. But the vote was contested, and Martin Jeffrey prevailed when a second election was held a few months later.
Jeffrey recently resigned his post. The Reverend Carl Tinsley is currently serving as acting president, but says he will not run for the office in November.


[4-11Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=KMC]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Heat is forcing some area schools to close early today.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARDS]
Bedford City and County schools will close two hours early for the rest of the week.
In Lynchburg, Sheffield and Dearington elementaries will shut down at 1 P-M today and tomorrow.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:00 today and tomorrow.
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[2-CO-Wildfires]


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


Wildfires have forced nearly 500 residents from their homes just outside Denver, Colorado this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Park Co., CO;]


The Governor has declared emergencies in three counties, and put the National Guard on alert.
The fires have scorched at least 45- hundred acres and destroyed dozens of homes.
Hundreds of firefighters have been using picks, axes and shovels to dig firebreaks.
Authorities have ordered ten more helicopters and several air tankers to help fight the blaze.
Several firefighters have suffered minor injuries.
Officials are calling this the worst start to fire season in four years.
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[11Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:07:30]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter 11]


Thousands of pieces of Tultex equipment are up for bid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Knitting, dyeing, sewing and finishing equipment have gone on the auction block in Martinsville.
The three day bankruptcy auction started yesterday morning. You have one more day in Martinsville to check out the items. Then your last chance to bid is Wednesday in South Boston.
There is also a web site you can bid directly on line or just view the more than two thousand items for sale.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEB WATCH ADDRESS FULL]
You can hook on to that site through the webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[6Tredegar-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC48:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This weekend, Richmond's Tredegar Iron works takes on a new identity rooted in the old.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=April third]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia MacLeod/Park Superintendent; :25]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 2:02]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=News 7 Richmond]


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


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


Some area schools are closing early today because of the heat. Here's the list.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARDS]
Bedford City and County schools will close two hours early for the rest of the week.
In Lynchburg, Sheffield and Dearington elementaries will shut down at 1 P-M today and tomorrow.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:00 today and tomorrow.

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


Roanoke County School Board members are considering another redistricting plan.. Two previous plans have generated controversy, and now a third is making the rounds before a public hearing June 20th.

The school board is now deciding how to re-draw attendance zones to accommodate the new south county high school.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=KMC]


Later this year, the Roanoke branch of the the N- Double- A- C- P will choose new officers.
Brenda Hale has announced she is running for President. The Reverend Carl Tinsley is currently serving as acting president, but says he will not run for the office in November.


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


Now here's Robin Reed with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the last]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[Kimberly and Andrew] (ad lib bye) (toss)