[Hostage-Situation]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


It's usually known as the "Happiest Place on Earth", but Disney World was the setting for a tense hostage situation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]


It ended peacefully this morning, when a man surrendered to police after holding his four- year- old son and a waiter hostage in a hotel.
Both were release UN- harmed.
Police identify the suspect as 39- year- old Bismark Rodriguez.
During the nearly 12- hour ordeal, Rodriguez demanded to speak to his estranged wife, and claimed to have several guns and a bomb.
Police say they're happy no one was hurt.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:42]
[IN Q=We went with]

((KEVIN BEARY/ORANGE CO. SHERIFF: WE WENT WITH A FEMALE NEGOTIATOR. HE LIKED WHAT HE HEARD AND THE DEMEANOR CHANGED. HE STARTED TALKIGN TO US. HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES. HE SAID "OH, I'M COMING OUT. I'LL LEAVE THE GUNS THERE." ))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Beary/Orange County Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=LEAVE THE GUNS THERE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some rooms in the 910-room Boardwalk Inn were evacuated.
But Disney kept the rest of the sprawling resort open throughout the standoff.
(------------)



[11Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-26 30:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


After deliberating for seven hours, a jury still has not decided the fate of a Botetourt County man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger (Bruff-man) says he had to shoot his brother Rocky several times, because Rocky reached for a gun in his back pocket.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:43:00]
[IN Q=Roger reacts]

((ROGER REACTS OUT OF ABSOLUTE FEAR. HE REACTS QUICKER THAN HIS BROTHER REACTS.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Eads/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=brother reacts]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But prosecutors say Roger instigated this by visiting his brother at night even after Rocky had threatened him. And Rocky never pulled out his gun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:42:57]
[IN Q=He is required]

((HE IS REQUIRED TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST PUMP LEAD INTO HIM AT THAT POINT. BECAUSE WHEN HE HAS DEAD DROP ON HIM AND HE DECIDES TO SHOOT IT IS NOT SELF-DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=self defense]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The jury's due back at nine this morning.
(------------)



[11Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-25 20:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Investigators in Amherst County still do not know why a teenager shot his parents.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


It happened at the home of John and Kathy Maddox on Route 60, east of Amherst.
Police say the 15-year old shot and killed his mother, then waited for his father to return home from work before shooting him.
John Maddox survived wounds to his hand and shoulder.. but neither he nor police can say why it happened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:22:01]
[IN Q=And there's no]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: AND THERE'S NO INDICATION FROM THE SON THAT THERE WERE ANY PROBLEMS, NO ARGUMENTS, NO DISAGREEMENTS OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAVE PRECIPITATED SOMETHING LIKE THIS.. NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=like this, nothing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


John Maddox attended his son's advisement hearing in juvenile court yesterday.. the teen was appointed an attorney and ordered held without bond in the Lynchburg detention home.
(------------)



[Pageant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


26 contestants from across the state are vying for title of Miss Virginia.
And last night the first round of competition began.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


From the preliminary competitions on Thursday and Friday 10 semifinalist will be chosen for Saturday's pageant.
Many of the contestants say this is an exciting time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:56:39]
[IN Q=It's a combination]

((RENATA SHEPPARD/MISS PORTSMOUTH SEAWALL FESTIVAL: IT'S A COMBINATION OF ANXIETY AND THRILL OF PERFORMING AND WONDERING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=to happen]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And whoever wins the pageant will head to Atlantic City for a chance to become Miss America.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN 9470 ESSC]
But before that the newly-crowned Miss Virginia will join us on the set for News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.


(++++++++++)



[11Miller]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-11 2:00:49]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


The pageant has started without one contestant.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Samantha Miller of Richmond- -winner of the Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival,- -was arrested last week.
The 23-year old graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University is accused of stealing 12-hundred dollars from an employer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:40:50]
[IN Q=Charges have been]

((CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST HER FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. AND IN OUR CONTRACT WITH EACH OF THE CONTESTANTS, IT BASICALLY SAYS IF YOU EVER COMMITTED A FELONY, OR IF YOU HAVE CHARGES PENDING, YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAGEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/Pageant Director]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in the pageant]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Musselwhite says Miller maintains she's innocent. But the Commonwealth's Attorney in Powhatan County says she embezzled the 12 hundred dollars over a 10-month period while she worked for C-C-I construction as a secretary.

(-------------)[Wildfires]



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


Energy Secretary Bill Richardson will get a first-hand look today at the wildfire damage at the nuclear reservation in Washington state.
The blaze came within two miles of some of the deadliest nuclear waste on Earth.
But firefighters are starting to make progress.
Teri Okita has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Richland, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jenny Howard/Evacuee; :20]
[SUPER=01-Julie Erickson/Energy Department Spokeswoman; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Teri Okita, CBS News. Benton City Washington. ]

((
-----

((take package))
Fire raced across hundreds of thousands of acres of sagebrush in Southern Washington over the last few days. But now thousands of evacuated residents are being allowed back in their homes.
((nat))
Some who returned found only ashes and embers where their houses once stood.
((MOS)) "Our house wasn't really great in looks or anything like that, but it was one heck of a happy home for twelve years and we don't have anything left."
The fire ignited Tuesday, after a fatal car crash -- and quickly spread -- leaving homeowners with very little time to escape the flames.

((SOT: JENNY HOWARD/EVACUEE))


Firefighters couldn't save SOME structures but they are taking extra precautions when it comes to the nearby Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which contains the largest volume of nuclear waste in the country.

((SOT: Julie Erickson/Energy Department Spokeswoman))

"We drill for that, we prepare for things like that, and so that's always a possibility. Right now, our efforts are trying to prevent that."
The worst of the radioactive material is solidly encased and buried underground, but anti-nuclear groups fear the fire could burn radioactive soil and contaminate the air.
((STANDUP)) Just last month, fires threatened another nuclear facility. That time, in Los Alamos New Mexico. And even though summer has just begun, officials say its already the worst fire season in four years. TO, CBS NEWS. ))

[11Chesterfield-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Chesterfield County authorities followed a phone tip and found five bodies in a home.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT 3:13:10]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


No word yet on their identities. Neighbors say a woman, two men and two children, about 7 and 13 years old, lived in the home.
The police chief in Chestfield County says a handgun was involved, but he won't say if it was used on all the victims.
(--------------)








[11GE]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=General Electric Contract Vote]


More than 500 General Electric union employees in Salem may soon have a new contract.
They'll will vote on the new three-year deal next Thursday, and top union leaders are recommending approval.
The old contract expired Sunday.


[11Roof-Collapse]


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


The World skating championships scheduled for November were "put on ice" after a roof collapse yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


Officials say an engineering problem caused the speed skating oval to collapse.
Eight bolts snapped, releasing a major support cable for the roof.
Apparently, the design of the bolts could NOT handle the weight of the roof and the cables.
The accident forces the cancellation of this fall's competition.
The speed skating oval will host 10 different races for the 2002 Olympic games.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you can only get them with a prescription now, but one day birth control pills may be available over the counter.

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=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM THE TIME IS NEAR WHEN YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BUY CHOLESTEROL -LOWERING DRUGS AND ALLERGY MEDICATIONS AS EASILY AS COUGH DROPS.THE FDA IS STUDYING WHETHER TO MAKE SOME POWERFUL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS OVER THE COUNTER- INCLUDING THE DRUGS MEVACOR AND CLARITIN. EVEN THOUGH THERE'S NO DECISION YET- THE MEDICATION WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF GOING OVER THE COUNTER- THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL.- WHICH INCIDENTALLY IS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION IN MOST COUNTRIES.

VT=VO

DOES IT SEEM LIKE EVERY TIME YOU GET A COLD IT GOES RIGHT TO YOUR CHEST- DO YOU GET A TIGHT CHEST WHEN YOU EXERCISE OR DO YOU COUGH A LOT? THE DIAGNOSIS MAY BE ASTHMA AND ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING FROM THE DISORDER. HOWEVER- MANY - ESPECIALLY ADULTS- ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY DIAGNOSED AND TREATED. BOTTOM LINE- ANY LUNG COMPLAINTS THAT DONT GO AWAY MEANS YOU NEED SOME ASTHMA TESTING.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- A WEIRD PROBLEM AT A RECENT MEETING OF SLEEP DISORDER SPECIALISTS IN LAS VEGAS. THESE ARE THE EXPERTS WHO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT OUR SLEEP DIFFICULTIES. WELL RESEARCHERS FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS OBSERVED THESE MEETINGS CLOSELY- AND FOUND- CLOSE TO 40% OF THESE SLEEP SPECIALISTS FELL ASLEEP DURING THE LECTURES- MAYBE THATS WHY THEY'RE CALLED SLEEP SPECIALISTS.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)


[Perfect-Storm]


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


With a sunny weekend forecast, the only stormy weather you'll find is at the movie theatres--
The new George Clooney film, "The Perfect Storm" opens today nationwide.
It's based on a massive storm that struck the northeastern coast nearly 10 years ago.
Lee Cowan has a preview.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-George Clooney/Actor, "The Perfect Storm"; :23]
[SUPER=01-David Moore/Former Coast Guard Rescuer; :38]
[SUPER=01-Louis Uccellini/NOAA; :50 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Bob Case/Meteorologist; 1:10 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.]

((

NAT/SOT PERFECT STORM 11:12:38



(NARR:)


Hollywood has never been shy about recreating events -- however dreadful -- however rare. The deadly Nor'easter that formed in 1991 over the North Atlantic had both.

And from the big screen --NATSOT SEAGULL 10:20:17



(KER:)


To the marinas of Glister -- whose six fisherman were never found -- people are wondering about making MONEY off the MIRACULOUS.

(SOT/GEORGE CH-ENEY, ACTOR "THE PERFECT STORM." 13:47:50)

"Actually seeing some of the things that happened to some of these men, I don't know whether that's an easy thing to do for some of the family members."

(KER:)


Or for some of the rescuers. David Moore helped save three aboard a sinking sailboat. Now he's in the eye of another storm -- publicity.

(SOT/DAVID MOORE, FORMER COAST GUARD RESCUER 11:57:43)

"Other people have done things much more difficult, I just happened to have my name mentioned in a best selling book."

(KER:)


In Washington -- even meteorologists are finding fame in explaining the SCIENCE behind the FICTION.

(SOT/LOUIS UCCELLINI, NOAA 10:06:24)

"This storm was one of the worst storms, I'd say, in the last 25 years."

(ANNIMATION)


It was a disasterous combination of weather: A powerful low pressure system off the east coast slammed into a Hurricane that had formed to the south. The collision between the warm moist air and the cold dry air created a monster this forecaster dubbed: "the perfect storm."

(SOT/BOB CASE, METEOROLOGIST 10:09:22)

"You say a word and 9 years later it comes back to haunt you."

(NARR:)


The movie most agree IS historically accurate and is expected to create a storm at the box office. But it's also a grim reminder to a small community. A killer storm that was supposed to comes around only once a century -- can now come around at the push of a button. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


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


A Danville man convicted of using underage girls in pornographic material says he's sorry for his crimes.
25-year old Roger Donavan Freeman apologized, before the judge handed down a seven and a half year prison sentence.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A jury still has not decided whether a Botetourt County man should be convicted of murder, a lesser offense, or nothing at all. Roger (Bruff-man) says he had to shoot his brother Rocky several times, because Rocky reached for a gun in his back pocket.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And preliminary competition got underway last night for the Miss Virginia pageant.
We'll meet some of the contestants.
One of them will win the crown tomorrow night.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, June 30th .
[ANCHOR=Andrew]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-26 30:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A jury still has not decided whether a Botetourt County man should be convicted of murder, a lesser offense, or nothing at all.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger (Bruff-man) says he had to shoot his brother Rocky several times, because Rocky reached for a gun in his back pocket.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:43:00]
[IN Q=Roger reacts]

((ROGER REACTS OUT OF ABSOLUTE FEAR. HE REACTS QUICKER THAN HIS BROTHER REACTS.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Eads/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=brother reacts]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But prosecutors say Roger instigated this by visiting his brother at night even after Rocky had threatened him. And Rocky never pulled out his gun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:42:57]
[IN Q=He is required]

((HE IS REQUIRED TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST PUMP LEAD INTO HIM AT THAT POINT. BECAUSE WHEN HE HAS DEAD DROP ON HIM AND HE DECIDES TO SHOOT IT IS NOT SELF-DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=self defense]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The jury's due back at nine this morning.
(------------)



[11Freeman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-23 24:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man convicted of using underage girls in pornographic material says he's sorry for his crimes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


25-year old Roger Donavan Freeman addressed the court before the judge handed down a seven and a half year prison sentence.
After serving his sentence Freeman will be on three years probation, receive counseling and enter into the sex offender program.
Judge James Ingram convicted Freeman last month of sodomy, statutory rape and child pornography.
Additional charges are pending.
(------------)


[Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-17]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia]


The Miss Virginia Pageant kicked-off last night -- as the preliminary competition got underway.
Joy Sutton has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the moment]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Love/Miss Denbigh Days Festival; :10]
[SUPER=01-Renata Sheppard/Miss Portsmouth Seawall Festival; :22]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Copeland/Pageant Director;49]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke]


((It's the moment they've all been waiting for opening night, and the first round of competition.
And back stage contestants are eager to make their debut.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:55:50]
[IN Q=I'm thrilled.I'm so]

((JENNIFER LOVE/MISS DENBIGH DAYS FESTIVAL:I'M THRILLED. I'M SO EXCITED TO GET ON STAGE AND DO MY BEST AND DO MY THING AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=time]


While some practiced their dance moves for the opening act -- others encouraged one another to do their best.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:56:39]
[IN Q=It's a combination]

((RENATA SHEPPARD/MISS PORTSMOUTH SEAWALL FESTIVAL: IT'S A COMBINATION OF ANXIETY AND THRILL OF PERFORMING AND WONDERING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=to happen]


But once on stage the 26 contestants were out to prove they deserved the title of Miss Virginia 2-thousand.
[nat sot]
[runs=03]


And to add a little spice to the pageant -- the Miss Virginia Men -- were on hand again this year to assist the ladies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:53:17]
[IN Q=This is Miss]

((HUGH COPELAND/DIRECTOR; THIS IS MISS VIRGINIA 2-THOUSAND SO WE WANTED IT TOTALLY CONTEMPORARY. SO WE'VE DONE THAT. ALL OF THE NUMBERS ARE UPBEAT. AND THE GIRLS GET MORE OF A CHANCE TO SHOW SELF EXPRESSION))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=self expression]
[nat sot]
[runs=05]


From Thursday and Fridays competitions -- the top 10 semifinalists will be chosen for Saturday's pageant, where the winner will be crowned .. and get ready for Miss America in Atlantic City.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
(++++++++++)
[Anchor=Kim]

[TAKE FULL SCREEN 9470 ESSC]
The newly-crowned Miss Virginia will join us on the set for News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.
(++++++++++)



[2-11Miller]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-11 2:00:49]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


One Miss Virginia contestant is not competing in this year's pageant because she faces criminal charges.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Samantha Miller of Richmond- -winner of the Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival,- -was arrested last week.
The 23-year old graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University is accused of stealing 12-hundred dollars from an employer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:40:50]
[IN Q=Charges have been]

((CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST HER FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. AND IN OUR CONTRACT WITH EACH OF THE CONTESTANTS, IT BASICALLY SAYS IF YOU EVER COMMITTED A FELONY, OR IF YOU HAVE CHARGES PENDING, YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAGEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/Pageant Director]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in the pageant]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Musselwhite says Miller maintains she's innocent. But the Commonwealth's Attorney in Powhatan County says she embezzled the 12 hundred dollars over a 10-month period while she worked for C-C-I construction as a secretary.

(-------------)[Rocker]



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


The Big Apple didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for John Rocker last night.
But the controversial Atlanta Brave DID make another apology, and says he's happy to be back in New York.
Bobbi Harley has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Rocker/Atlanta Brave Pitcher; :00]
[SUPER=04-MLB-FOX New York; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Bobbi Harley, CBS News, New York.]

((

(SOT:ROCKER: I SINCERELY APOLOGIZE... )


IT WAS PROBABLY TOO LITTLE TOO LATE...JOHN ROCKER, THE ATLANTA BRAVE PITCHER TURNED BASEBALL "BAD GUY" MADE HIS WAY TO NEW YORK'S SHEA STADIUM FOR A GAME WITH THE METS ... AND QUICKLY SAID HE WAS SORRY FOR HIS RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC REMARKS --PUBLISHED IN A SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ARTICLE LAST YEAR.

SOT: JOHN ROCKER/ATLANTA BRAVE PITCHER

This situation, however, has become a distraction to many of my teammates. Unfortunately, many members of the media have overestimated my significance. I am merely a baseball player, guys, and in the great scheme of things, my thoughts, opinions and attitudes are of little importance.
...BUT FANS AT THE STADIUM HUNG ON HIS WORDS-- WHICH WERE PLAYED ON THE GIANT SCREEN IN CENTER FIELD. THEN THEY BOOED.
MOS
ROCKER APPEALED TO THE MEDIA TO MOVE ON FROM THE ISSUE.... BUT PERHAPS HE SHOULD HAVE APPEALED TO THE FANS....WHO NEVER GOT THEIR TIME WITH HIM ON THE FAMED 7-TRAIN....AND WERE STILL WAVING SIGNS LIKE THIS ONE SPELLING ROCKER'S NAME WITH THREE K'S. THE OWNER-- WAS ESCORTED FROM THE STADIUM AND GIVEN A TICKET... PART OF THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT'S ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY.
COURTESY: MLB/FOX-NY
LATE IN THE GAME, THE HURLER WAS GIVEN THE NOD....AND GREETED WITH A ROUND OF BOOS AS HE TOOK THE MOUND.
STANDUP:

))[11Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-22 37:43]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph Smith]


Ralph Smith says he's ready to get to work as Roanoke's mayor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Smith took the oath of office during a morning ceremony yesterday at the Roanoke city courthouse.
Smith pledged to fulfill the responsibilities of the office, and he promised to apply a strong work ethic and can-do spirit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we'll have some changes]

((I THINK WE'LL HAVE SOME CHANGES AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TAKE CREDIT FOR ALL OF THAT, BECAUSE IT TAKES SEVEN OF US DOWN HERE. AND THEN WE DO HAVE THIS BOOST OF OUR CITY MANAGER, DARLENE BURCHAM, SO I THINK AMONGST THE SEVEN OF US, DARLENE AND THEN A LOT OF OTHER HARD WORKING PEOIPLE, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF CHANGES. AND I THINK SOME FAIRLY DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE NEAR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in the near future.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The next City Council meeting will include two other newcomers... Bill Carder and Bill Bestpitch who were sworn in yesterday.
Incumbent Linda Wyatt also took the oath of office for her second full term on Roanoke city council.
(------------)



[11Clark]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:40:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Virginia Tech student was convicted of discarding her stillborn baby in a dumpster.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


21-year-old Rosetta Clark pleaded "no contest" to the misdemeanor.
The judge sentenced her to serve 20 days in jail.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 11;]


Clark called police to her apartment in March because she couldn't stop her bleeding. Investigators say she denied giving birth.
But a trail of blood led them to the baby, wrapped in plastic bags in a dumpster at her apartment complex.
Clark won't have to go to jail yet...
Her lawyer says she'll appeal the conviction.
(------------)


[6Tech-Development]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCASTmorn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:11:32]
[GRAPHIC=Business NEws]


A new link between Virginia Tech and the Roanoke Valley.... this one deals with job creation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The University is opening an Economic Development office with the Roanke Valley Economic Development Partnership in Franklin Plaza.
Tech President Charles Steger says the satellite office will help Southwestern Virginia bring businesses like the new Bio-Technical Center to town.
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The office staff will help prospective businesses research the Roanoke Valley.
The partnership has assisted with 730 million dollars in investments since 1983.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Jury deliberations will resume at nine this morning for a Botetourt County man charged with killing his brother. The jury will decide whether Roger Broughman should be convicted of murder, a lesser offense, or nothing at all.
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The first round of competition in the Miss Virginia Pageant began last night. But it started without one contestant. 23 year old Samantha Miller of Richmond- -winner of the Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival,- -was arrested last week. She is accused of stealing 12-hundred dollars from an employer.
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Roanoke's new mayor Ralph Smith took the oath of office yesterday at the Roanoke city courthouse. Along with new City Council members Bill Carder and Bill Bestpitch .
Incumbent Linda Wyatt also took the oath of office for her second full term on Roanoke city council.

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Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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