[County-Supers]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#00-23]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


No decision on Evangel Foursquare church's plan to build a new church and day care center at the intersection of Route 220 and Indian Grave Road.
Jennifer Miele was at the supervisors meeting. She says the supervisors are postponing a vote until more information about site improvements can be found.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=County supervisors]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Kingery/Foursquare Evangel Church;:22]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Berry/County Resident;:58]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;1:07]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=Jennifer M. News 7]

(( County supervisors and residents are still concerned about an increase in traffic; water, sewage and drainage expenses; and what would happen to the land that wasn't being used for the church complex.
But Foursquare representatives say they don't want to spend any more money on plans for the church if a special use permit isn't guaranteed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Why should Foursquare]

((WHY SHOULD FOURSQUARE EVANGEL CHURCH HAVE TO PAY ALL THE BILLS? WHY DOESN'T V-DOT? THEY ARE BEHIND ON TIME, WHY DON'T THEY GO AHEAD AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS? WE'RE WILLING TO DO OUR PART, WE'RE WILLING TO PAY OUR SHARE. ALSO, ROANOKE COUNTY NEEDS TO DO THEIR SHARE.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=do their share.]


Supervisors agreed that the church should not be solely burdened with research expenses. They opted to assign the project to a joint committee comprised of county engineers and church officials.
But dozens of residents who live near the proposed site say they are disappointed with the delay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I wanted something]

((I WANTED SOMETHING TO BE DONE, A DECISION TO BE MADE TONIGHT. WE'RE ALL TIRED OF WAITING AND WE WANTED A DECISION AND DIDN'T GET IT. THE POSTPONEMENT WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=big disappointment]
(/////// SOT ///////)

[STAND-UP]
[SOT]

((COUNTY SUPERVISORS ESTIMATE A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND SEWAGE EXPENSES. THEY SHOULD HAVE A MORE EXACT ESTIMATE IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) ))





[11Henry-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County supervisors appointed Doctor Calvin Rains to fill the Collinsville seat on the board.
Rains will finish the term of the late Jack Dalton.
The board also approved a 97-million dollar budget that will not raise taxes.

[220-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A family whose eight-year-old daughter and her grandmother were killed when their car was rammed by a tow truck has reached a two-point-nine million dollar settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit.
A Roanoke judge approved it yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 98-83 29:45]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 25, 1999]

Geraldine Gillispie and her granddaughter, Emily Sturgill, were killed last year on Route 220 in Franklin County after stopping for a school bus. Authorities said Michael Lee Gray, the tow truck driver, failed to see the bus in time to stop. Gray was convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter.
(------------)


[11Plane-landing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:26:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A plane had to make an emergency landing on Route 11 south of Lexington.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday]


The pilot said the engine was starved for fuel by "vapor lock."
Steve Settle considered putting the experimental aircraft down on the Interstate yesterday, but decided Route 11 would be safer.
He did it without damaging the plane or himself- -to the amazement of local residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:57:12]
[IN Q=We'd just gotten]

((WE'D JUST GOTTEN IN THE DOOR AND WE TURNED AROUND, AND THERE WAS THIS PLANE TAXIING DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=07-Darlene Harlow]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=down the road.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Settle wouldn't talk about it on camera... and would nott talk with free- lance photographer Sara Robinson either.
She took these pictures.
Settle had take the plane apart to get it home, after State Police refused to let him use Lee Highway as a runway again.
(------------)



[Supreme-Court]


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


The Supreme Court's current term ends today, and several rulings are expected.
One is related to a key abortion case.
The issue is whether Nebraska can re- instate a law banning partial- birth abortions.
Another pending decision is whether abortion PROTESTERS can be kept eight- feet away form anyone entering an abortion clinic.
Other rulings include whether the Boy Scouts can prevent homosexuals from serving as troop leaders AND whether taxpayer dollars can go toward buying computers for religious schools.

[Distracted-Drivers]


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


Most of us have done it-- eat breakfast or put on makeup while we're behind the wheel.
But there's a new effort to put SAFER drivers behind the wheel, without all those distractions.
Teri Okita has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Edwards/AAA; :40]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((
TRACK: WE'VE SEEN ON THEM ROADS BEFORE.. MAYBE WE'RE EVEN GUILTY OF IT OURSELVES.

SOT: (10:38:00-:06/brian tape) oftentimes, I may be on the cellphone or

looking at my daytimer, see what;s coming up for the day. (:06)

SOT: (10:46:56-:00/brian) teri: do you put your makeup on? All the time.

I have my makeup bag in the car. (:04)

SOT: (10:29:48-:54/brian) when the kids are yelling or the music's on

too loud on the radio. (:06)
TRACK: LIFE IN THE FAST LANE CAN MEAN LESS ATTENTION ON THE ROADS SO, A COALITION OF U-S TRAFFIC SAFETY GROUPS IS LAUNCHING AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. IT ESTIMATES UP TO HALF OF THE ROUGHLY SIX-MILLION CRASHES EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

(MARK EDWARDS/AAA)
SOT: (9:43:46-:56/1) doing these things do not have benign

consequences. They really do cause accidents. They cause a lot of them and our goal is to try to stop that. (:10)
TRACK: IF YOU EAT, READ, TALK ON THE PHONE OR TO PASSENGERS EVEN THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU;RE GOING TO MAKE FOR DINNER THE COALITION SAYS YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND YOU BECOME A HAZARD ON THE ROAD.
STANDUP: font; Teri Okita 85-PERCENT OF DRIVERS SURVEYED SAY THEY ARE ROUTINELY DISTRACTED IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER. TRAFFIC EXPERTS HOPE THIS NEW SAFETY CAMPAIGN WILL STEER THOSE DRIVERS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

))[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Air Force researchers say they are a step closer to shooting down missiles with a giant "airborne" laser system. The latest hurdle is making sure atmospheric conditions around the world would not cause problems for the airborne laser. As Bob Martin reports, a test plane is now back from a global survey and the news is good.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:26 Kim's tape]
[IN Q=The Goal]
[SUPER=04-USAF Animation;]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Wasson/"Argus" Manager; :58]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Patrick Kelly/USAF Research Lab; 1:17]
[SUPER=01- Bob Martin/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=local protective shields]


(( 1/8TAKE PKG
NAME: LASER3/8
1/8CG at 0'00"�USAF ANIMATION� 3/8
THE GOAL, BUILD A GIANT LASER INSIDE A BOEING 747 THAT CAN SHOOT DOWN
ENEMY MEDIUM RANGE MISSILES...LIKE THE SCUDS OF THE GULF WAR...FROM
HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY.
PIECES OF THE DESTROYED MISSILES FALL BACK ON THE ENEMY...AND THE
LASER PLANE IS FAR FROM ENEMY FIRE.
1/8cg: JANUARY 2000/SEATTLE3/8
THE FIRST AIRBORNE LASER OR "A-B-L" PLANE TOOK OFF FROM SEATTLE IN
JANUARY...AND IS NOW BEING OUTFITTED AT A PLANT IN WICHITA, KANSAS.
1/8CG: WICHITA KANSAS3/8
THE LASER WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE NOSE OF THE GIANT PLANE.
A SPECIAL COMPOSITE GIMBAL TO SPIN THE LASER IS BEING BUILT AND
SPECIAL OPTICS ARE WELL-UNDERWAY, TOO.
THE FIRST SHIP IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FLIGHT TESTS IN LESS THAN TWO
YEARS.
1/8CG :0390-SOT, Locator, Reporter�KIRTLAND AFB�SE ALBUQUERQUE3/8


MEANWHILE, THIS PLANE CALLED "ARGUS" IS JUST BACK IN ITS ALBUQUERQUE
HANGAR AFTER SURVEYING THE ATMOSPHERE FOR TURBULENCE THAT WOULD GIVE
THE LASER PROBLEMS.
IT FLEW OVER ALASKA AND SIX COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND
THE KOREAN PENNINSULA. EACH OF THREE TRIPS WAS FLOWN IN A DIFFERENT
SEASON...
1/8CG :0390-SOT, Locator, Reporter�WAYNE WASSON�'ARGUS' MANAGER3/8


<"Because the atmospheric turbulence changes during the seasons,
particularly for example in Korea there's a jet stream.">
1/8Duration:0'09"3/8
DURING EACH FLIGHT, SENSORS FOCUSED ON STARLIGHT AT 40,000 FEET HAVE
MEASURED THE SMALLEST ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES.
ON THE NOSE...EVER SO SMALL WIRE FILAMENTS THAT SENSE TINY CHANGES IN
TEMPERATURE AND WIND...
1/8CG :0390-SOT, Locator, Reporter�LT PATRICK KELLY�USAF RESEARCH LAB3/8


<"We can take that information and use it to calculate the degree of
optical turbulence in the atmosphere.">
1/8Duration:0'09"3/8
1/8CG :0390-SOT, Locator, Reporter�BOB MARTIN�KIRTLAND AFB3/8


THE NEWS...ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE IN ANY SEASON, ANYWHERE ON
EARTH...WILL NOT PREVENT THE LASER FROM DOING ITS JOB.
1/8CG: BOB MARTIN/REPORTER3/8
THE AIRBORNE LASER PROGRAM WILL NOT INTERCEPT INTERCONTINENTAL
BALLISTIC MISSILES. LIKE FOR EXAMPLE THOSE THAT MIGHT BE LAUNCHED FROM
PLACES LIKE IRAQ DIRECTLY TO THE UNITED STATES.
INSTEAD, A-B-L WOULD BE DEPLOYED TO REGIONAL HOTSPOTS TO PROVIDE A
LOCAL PROTECTIVE SHIELDS.

�SOUND FULL ENDS3/4
RUN TIME 1:46))


[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


That was Bob Martin reporting. If funding stays at present levels, the airborne laser plane will attempt to shoot d

own a real missile in September 2003. [Greenspan]


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


The Federal Reserve Board began a two- day meeting yesterday behind closed doors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


It's likely Chairman Alan Greenspan and other policy makers will keep interest rates where they are.
The Feds have raised rates six times over the past year to help curb the economy and prevent inflation.
But even if the rates remain the same, experts predict there will probably be one more rate hike.
An announcement is expected this afternoon.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=]


Stay tuned-- a look at how local stocks are doing is next.[Cuban-Boy]


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


Today could be the day Elian Gonzalez goes home to Cuba with his father.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


A Supreme Court decision could be the answer to his father's prayers.
Yesterday, Juan Miguel Gonzalez and his son attended services in Washington.
A federal appeals court ruling keeping Elian in the U-S expires today at four P-M.
The boy's Miami relatives asked the Supreme Court to intervene, in a last- ditch effort to keep Elian on U-S soil.
But plans are already in the works for a charter flight from Washington to Havana.
(------------)



[11Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:12:58]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The trial of a Botetourt County man charged with the shooting death of his brother continues today .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

Roger (Bruff-man) Broughman admits he shot his brother Rocky six times after pulling into Rocky's driveway and waiting for him to come out.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger says it was self-defense because Rocky had a gun in his back pocket.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:41:37]
[IN Q=I don't]

((I DON'T WANT NOBODY BEING HURT. I DIDN'T WANT NOBODY BEING HURT TO START WITH, BUT THE WAY THINGS HAVE BEEN WITH HIM HERE IN THE LAST WEEK OR SO, IT JUST, I WENT UP THERE TO SEE WHAT HIS PROBLEM WAS AND HE RUN OUT THERE AND RUN HIS MOUTH. IT, I HAD TO DO IT. I, I'M SORRY.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I'm sorry]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The dead man, Rocky, was known to be dangerous. He killed their father 22 years ago in this same house and wounded Roger, who was just a teenager at the time.
(------------)



[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:20:10]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Republican George Allen spent some time campaigning in Roanoke yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


The U-S Senate candidate spent his lunch break greeting voters and answering questions at the city market.
When asked about the ongoing debate over a persons' right to sue their H-M-O... Allen said he favors the use of an Independent Review Panel made up of health care professionals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:58:10]
[IN Q=After that]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-US SENATE CANDIDATE: : AFTER THAT IF THEY STILL DISAGREE, IF THE PANEL SAYS YOU OUGHT TO COVER AND THE HMO STILL SAYS NO THEN AFTER THAT, THAT'S WHEN IN THE LAWSUIT SHOULD OCCUR BUT NOT STRAIGHT LITIGATION IN COURT.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=in court.]
(------------)
[anchor=kim]
[ss=Robb]


Allen's opponent, Chuck Robb, also favors an independent review panel.

[11Scottie's-Place]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A couple in Monroe County, West Virginia, has created the area's first camp for homeless children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monroe Co., WV]


Paul Winter and Jo-El Wadsworth opened the camp on their 315-acre farm this summer.
They call it Scottie's Place, after a homeless child they met 7 years ago.
It's a wilderness retreat for kids who have lived in shelters at one time or another.
In each two-week session, kids learn survival skills and how to help out and care for animals on the farm.
(/////SOT/////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=We wanted to empower]
[SOT 2:37 - :47]

((JO-EL WADSWORTH/SCOTTIE'S PLACE: WE WANTED TO EMPOWER THEM... TO TEACH THEM THAT THE LIFE WHERE THEY WERE RIGHT NOW WAS NOT THE END OR THE ONLY THING THAT THEY COULD EXPECT FROM LIFE. ))
[SOT 30:36 - :44]

((SHANNON STEVENSON/CAMPER: I WENT TO CAMP AND I GOT TO MEET ALL THESE COOL PEOPLE AND HANG OUT WITH THE ANIMALS AND STUFF, AND LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE PIANO.))
[SUPER=01-Jo-El Wadsworth/Scottie's Place; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Stevenson/Camper from Roanoke; :11]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=play the piano.]
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEBWATCH PAGE FULL]
To find out more about Scottie's Place, you can check out the Web Watch section of our homepage at wdbj7 -dot- com.
(-------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there are some heart attack symptoms that shouldn't be ignored.

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=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM THINK OF A HEART ATTACK- AND MOST PEOPLE THINK OF CHEST PAIN, JAW PAIN OR LEFT ARM PAIN.

VT=VO

WELL A STUDY IN THE JAMA SAYS ONE ON THREE PEOPLE HAVING A HEART ATTACK HAVE NONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS- INSTEAD THEY GET SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SWEATING, OR JUST EXTREME FATIGUE. BOTTOM LINE- THESE ARE SYMPTOMS THAT SHOULDNT BE IGNORED- HAVE ONE FOR MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES AND ITS TIME TO GET CHECKED OUT.

VT=VO

WELL YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE TERM "WHITE COAT HYPERTENSION"- YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS NORMALLY OK- BUT STEP INTO A DOCTORS OFFICE AND IT SHOOTS TO THE MOON.WELL A NEW STUDY SAYS THERES THE OPPOSITE PHENOMENON- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OUTSIDE THE OFFICE- NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN YOU GET IT CHECKED AT THE DOCTORS. WEIRD YOU THINK? WELL ONE IN FOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVBE NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE THIS SO CALLED WHITE COAT "NORMALTENSION" COULD YOU BE ONE? WELL ONE WAY TO FIND OUT IS TO CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AT HOME OR AT THE GROCERY STORE .
ON CAM FINALLY TODAY- RISE AND SHINE... GENTLY. MOST HEART ATTACKS HAPPEN IN THE MORNING- AND A RESEARCHER FROM THE UNIV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SAYS ONE WAY TO LESSEN YOUR RISK IS TO WAKE UP .. SLOWLY. MEANING KILL THE BUZZER- NO ROCK MUSIC- INSTEAD GO WITH SOMETHING QUIET AND SOOTHING LIKE SOME CLASSICAL MUSIC. ITLL PREVENT THAT BIG JOLT OF ADRENALIN FROM BEING RELEASED AND LESSEN THE STRAIN ON YOUR HEART. THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)

[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]


After announcing it'll cut back its workforce at the Night Vision facility, I-T-T's chief executive says he hopes to eventually bring back those workers.
ITT has been in Roanoke County for more than 25 years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An autopsy reports says a prominent Pittsylvania County man died of 5 gunshot wounds.
44 year old David Whitehead Hutcherson is charged with killing 60 year old John Whitehead Motley.
The victim was well known in southside's tobacco industry.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And a five- month undercover drug investigation netted nearly 20 suspects in Danville.
Police officers busted 19 of them for possession and distribution of cocaine, marijuana and imitation crack cocaine yesterday.
Investigators say they're confident they will catch the rest.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 28th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-19]
[GRAPHIC=ITT]


ITT industries recently announced it will scale back the work force at its Night Vision facility in Roanoke County, but the corporation's chief executive says he hopes to build the business and eventually bring those employees back.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


ITT has been in Roanoke County for more than 25 years. The corporation is the world leader in night vision equipment for both military and commercial applications.
Despite a drop in demand and 15 percent reduction in the workforce over six months, Chairman and C-E-O Travis Engen (ENG-en) says he hopes those jobs will eventually return.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The reduction in force]

((TRAVIS ENGEN/ITT CHIEF EXECUTIVE: THE REDUCTION IN FORCE WHICH WAS ANNOUNCED REALLY COMES ON THE HEELS OF SOME UNUSUAL ORDERS SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WHICH HAVE JUST BEEN COMPLETED. AND SO WE'LL BE MAKING THIS REDUCTION IN FORCE OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. AT THE SAME TIME OFFERING EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAMS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. AND OF COURSE OUR GOAL IS TO CONTINUE BUILDING THE BUSINESS AND WE HOPE TO BRING THESE PEOPLE BACK FROM LAY-OFF LATER ON.))
[SUPER=01-Travis Engen/ITT Chief Executive;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=back from lay-off later on.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Later in the newscast, we'll hear more from Engen and from Steve Petranek (puh-TRON-eck), the editor in chief of Discover Magazine.
They will discuss a survey that looks ahead to life in the 21st century.
(---------------)




[11Principals]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC34:32]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Outraged parents voiced their concerns in Lynchburg last night against a plan to reassign four popular elementary school principals, but they still don't know whether their voices were heard.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Few things]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kate Martin/DESI Student; :17 (quick!)]
[SUPER=01-James Bonner/Parent; :46]
[SUPER=01-Lysa Slay/DESI PTO President; :58]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Few things can make children come to school during summer vacation, but the prospect of losing their principal drew more than a hundred students and their parents to Dearington Elementary.
Even the smallest got up on their soapbox-- or in this case, a milk crate-- to make one common point.
[SOT 1:07:54]

((KATE MARTIN/DESI STUDENT: WE ALL REALLY LOVE MR. PING AND DON'T WANT TO LOSE HIM.))
[RUNS= 04]


Mr. Ping is Jimmy Ping.. Dearington's principal for the last six years.
Last week, administrators decided to shift Ping and principals at Kizer, Linkhorne and Perrymont Elementary schools.
The move has parents outraged.. Ping is revered at Dearington as an innovator who's made a special connection with each of his students.
When news of his reassignment spread, parents had trouble explaining the move to their children.
[SOT 1:28:37]

((JAMES BONNER/PARENT: HE'S ASKING ME.. NEED IT FROM YOU.))
[RUNS= 11]
[SOT 1:16:37]

((LYSA SLAY/PARENT: WE DID NOT ASK.. .. BE RECONSIDERED.))
[RUNS= 11]


But they'll have to wait for the answer.
The school board will decide next week whether to reverse their decision to shift the principals or stick with the original plan .
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[11Pitts-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:36:05]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A prominent Pittsylvania County man died of 5 gunshot wounds. That's according to an autopsy report.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


44 year old David Whitehead Hutcherson is charged with killing 60 year old John Whitehead Motley.
The victim is well known in the tobacco industry in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
He is the co-owner of Motley's Warehouse in Danville.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Authorities found Motley on his property Monday afternoon shot in the chest.
Hutcherson appeared in court yesterday for his arraignment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 5:26:22]
[IN Q=The investigation]

((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING WE STILL DON'T HAVE A MOTIVE AS TO WHY THE SHOOTING OCCURRED.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/PIttsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=the shooting occured.]
(-------------------)
[VO-NAT]


This is Pittsylvania County's first murder of the year.
(----------------)



[11Wolfe]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC58:42]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Wytheville man who plead guilty to beating another man to death has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/April;]


23-year-old Jason Wolfe was arrested in August for the first-degree murder of 24-year-old Michael Alderman.
Police say Wolfe caught Alderman in bed with his then-girlfriend and killed him with several blows to the head.
Wolfe married the woman while he was in jail.
In court yesterday, he told the judge that, despite the prison sentence, his marriage is strong.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=none]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back to News 7]
[SUPER=15-Joe/Dashiell; :00]
[SUPER=01-Travis Engen/ITT Chief Executive; :32]
[SUPER=01-Steve Petronik/Discover Magazine ;1:29]
[RUNS=3:28]
[OUT Q=back in just a moment]



[BUMP-Chyron]
[Streaming Video Announcement]

[COMM #6]

((Archive:))


[Vieques]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Two U-S sailors were injured in a clash with protesters off the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
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A Navy spokesman says native fishermen armed with steel bars attacked a small naval patrol boat off the navy bombing range.
The protesters were attempting to stop Navy exercises.
More than 160 of them were arrested as they tried to disrupt bombing practice.
The ongoing violence in Vieques is an effort to end ALL military exercises on the island.
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((LOCAL FISHERMAN: THE MAIN REASON WHY WE ARE PULLING OUT OF HERE IS TO PROTECT SOME PEOPLE THAT WE HAD IN THE IMPACT AREA AND TO MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY GETS HURT.))
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The F- B- I will investigate the protest.
Islanders say the bombing practices have destroyed wildlife and contaminated the water supply.
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[11Danville-Drugs]


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Nearly 20 suspects have been arrested after a five month undercover drug investigation in Danville.
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That's half of the 40 people charged with drug violations in this operation.
Police officers busted 19 of them for possession and distribution of cocaine, marijuana and imitation crack cocaine yesterday.
Investigators say they are confident they will catch the rest.
They say the suspects are mainly street dealers.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO CATCH THE STREETLEVEL. IF YOU TAKE THEM OFF THE STREETS, THE WHOLESALERS AND PEOPLE UP THE LINE DON'T HAVE ANYONE TO GO OUT AND DO THE SALES.))
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[OUT Q=do the sales.]
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More arrests are expected.
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[11DMV-Laws]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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New laws concerning children riding in the beds of pickup trucks and first time drunk drivers take effect this weekend.
Ellen Qualls has more on the changes.
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( July first, this will be illegal.
After years of debate, two vetoes from George Allen, and some accident horror stories, kids under age 16 are NO longer allowed in the beds of pickup trucks.
Adults learning to drive can only take the license test three times in three months... and must either go to driving school or hold a learners permit for 30 days.
First time drunk drivers with blood alcohol levels of point-2-0 or higher will spend at least five days in jail... mandatory.
After all, that's more than twice the legal limit.
For subsequent D-U-I convictions, the penalties are also increased.
Voter registrars are now allowed to set up in D-M-V offices to get you to fill out absentee ballots.
And finally, don't get too cute with your license plate.
Holders, covers, and tow hitches must NOT obscure the readability of your license plate.
It's the law July first.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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No decision last night on Evangel Foursquare church's plan to build a new church and day care center at the intersection of Route 220 and Indian Grave Road. The Roanoke County Supervisors are postponing a vote until more information about site improvements can be found.

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The trial of a Botetourt County man charged with the shooting death of his brother continues today . Roger (Bruff-man) Broughman admits he shot his brother Rocky six times after pulling into Rocky's driveway and waiting for him to come out.
Roger says it was self-defense because Rocky had a gun in his back pocket.
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Nearly 20 suspects were arrested after a five month undercover drug investigation in Danville.
Police officers busted 19 of them for possession and distribution of cocaine, marijuana and imitation crack cocaine yesterday. More arrests are expected.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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