[11Pitts-Schools]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Co. New Schools]


Voters in Pittsylvania County may decide in November if they want four new schools.
Last night county supervisors recommended a referendum on the subject.
The school board wants to build four new middle schools at a cost of more than forty million dollars.
The county has five middle schools. The School Board says they're are outdated and inadequate.

[11Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:39:33]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Virginia classrooms are now observing the state mandated moment of silence.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We will now observe]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=a moment of silence.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Summer school principal Donna Henderson wrapped up the morning announcements with one additional instruction.
And students in Ellen Glasgow's Algebra II class paused before they opened their books and got down to business.


Students and staff at William Byrd High School say they're comfortable with the new requirement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What you do]

((DONNA HENDERSON/SUMMER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WHAT YOU DO DURING THAT MOMENT OF SILENCE IS UP TO YOU. YOU'RE NOT MANDATED TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL. YOU KNOW EACH CHILD CAN USE HIS OWN MOMENT AS HE WANTS TO.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Henderson/Summer School Principal;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=he wants to.]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit, on behalf of several families, challenging the constitutionality of the new law.
But state officials are hopeful the moment of silence will survive the court's review.
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[11Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC36:33]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese]


Still no new contract between Celanese and union negotiators. The two sides met with a mediator yesterday in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/June;]


Union members rejected the company's contract last month, saying it failed to address mandatory overtime or improve benefits.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./June;]


Their old contract is being extended while a federal mediator helps negotiate a new one.
Celanese is the New River Valley's eighth-largest employer, with 12-hundred workers.
Both sides say they hope to resolve their differences next week in a meeting in Charleston, West Virginia.
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[Gilmore-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]

When Governor Gilmore met with state N-A-A-C-P leaders in May, he promised better communications on issues that are important to blacks. Tomorrow, the governor will follow up on that promise with another meeting with black leaders. The issues expected to come up include Confederate heritage observances along with questions about racial hiring bias within the National Guard

and State Police. [Fuel-Prices]


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


Gas prices may be slowly dropping again, but experts say the worst may be yet to come.
Drew Levinson says many are predicting winter heating bills will be soaring this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Felmy/American Petroleum Institute; :45]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit ]

((
(LOCATOR: DETROIT)


After weeks of outrage from drivers over the skyrocketing gasoline prices-the cost at the pump is visibly lower today.
In the Midwest where the asking price for a gallon of gasoline WAS well over two dollars for regular-its now in the dollar-80, dollar-90 range and slowly falling.

(SOT RUSSELL HOING/MOTORIST )


I THINK THEY OVERDO IT WHEN THEY RAISE THESE PRICES AND THEN COMING DOWN, IT ALWAYS TAKES LONGER TO COME DOWN THAN IT SHOULD HAVE.
OPEC blamed the high price tag on limited supply. Some refiners pointed the finger at the increased cost of producing cleaner fuel.

(SOT MIKE REO/MOTORIST )


I JUST THINK THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE GOOD ECONOMY AT THIS TIME AND THEY FIGURED IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO THAT.
While gasoline prices this summer have made consumers hot under the collar, they're bound to get a chill when they open up their heating oil and natural gas bills this winter.

(SOT JOHN FELMY/AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE )


IT MAY BE AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE BECAUSE WHOLESALE PRICES FOR FUEL OIL ARE UP ABOUT 75 PERCENT OVER THE PAST YEAR.
John Felmy says the problem wouldn't be as severe if more petroleum used for heating were produced in the United States.

(SOT FELMY )


BECAUSE WE IMPORT 55 PERCENT OF OUR PETROLEUM NEEDS FROM ABROAD, WE ARE BASICALLY HELD HOSTAGE TO WORLD SUPPLY AND DEMAND CONDITIONS, SO WHATEVER THE WORLD PRICE IS WE HAVE TO PAY IT.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)


THE HIGH GASOLINE PRICES THIS SUMMER HAVE LED TO FEDERAL INQUIRIES AND CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS-WE COULD SEE THE SAME THIS WINTER OVER THE COST OF HOME HEATING OIL AND NATURAL GAS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.

))[Cuban-Boy]


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


After bringing his son back home, Elian Gonzalez's father has received one of Cuba's top civilian awards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]


Juan Miguel Gonzalez was honored for ``heroic behavior'.'
President Fidel Castro pinned the medal on Gonzalez in his first public appearance, since he and his son returned to Cuba a week ago.
About five thousand people attended, giving Gonzalez a standing ovation.
The event was broadcast live on Cuban television, with Communist Party leaders, government officials, and others who took part in rallies to bring Elian back home.
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[11Falwell-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:48:28]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal judge is deciding whether the Clinton White House must turn over any files it might have on anti- abortion religious leaders, including the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Steve Smallshaw has more from yesterday's court hearing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Klayman/Judicial Watch Attorney; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; 1:04]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( At first it sounds like the Reverend Jerry Falwell is just being paranoid.. worried that the government is keeping secret files on him.
But a so-called high source has told Falwell the Clinton White House has indeed compiled a database with information on him and other religious leaders who oppose abortion.
With the help of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Falwell is suing for the release of those files.


[SOT 15:17:40]

((LARRY KLAYMAN/JUDICIAL WATCH ATTORNEY: WE ASKED THE WHITE HOUSE, THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE, TO GIVE US A COPY OF THE FILE WHICH THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE ON DR. FALWELL, HE'S BEEN VERY CRITICAL OF THAT WHITE HOUSE, WITH GOOD REASON. INSTEAD OF SAYING THEY DON'T HAVE THE FILE, THE WHITE HOUSE CAME BACK AND SAID WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT TO YOU BECAUSE WE'RE NOT COVERED BY THE LAW. SO COMMON SENSE DICTATES THAT THEY HAVE A FILE OR WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=be here today.]


The issue is whether the office of the President is exempt from the 1974 Privacy Act, which prohibits the government from maintaining files on private citizens without their knowledge and requires the government to hand over those files on request.
Falwell says he's not worried about what information HIS file might contain, but its existence bothers him.
[SOT 15:21:53]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I'VE NEVER SPIT ON THE SIDEWALK THAT THERE WASN'T A CAMERA FILMING THAT, SO THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE.. THE ISSUE IS THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO MAINTAIN FILES INTENDED FOR CLANDESTINE AND ADVERSARIAL PURPOSES ON PRIVATE CITIZENS.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=private citizens.]

[Standup ] ((Even if Judge Wilson rules the President is exempt from the Privacy Act, the lawsuit will still move forward because it also names the F-B-I, which is "not" exempt.
A ruling is expected in a few days. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))



[Hijacking]


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


Three Syrian men attempted to hijack a commercial flight shortly after take- off yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amman, Jordan;]


Authorities say one of the men threw a small bomb that wounded 15 of the 96 passengers on board.
Some of the passengers were Americans.
Security officers aboard the plane shot and killed the man after the incident.
The other two men were captured, and the plane landed safely after the mid- air violence.
The flight was on its way to Syria.
Officials say there were no political motives for the foiled hijacking.
It's not clear how the man managed to get a grenade and handgun past security.
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[2-11State-Productivity]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC51:18]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Virginia state agencies are being asked to make some budget cuts.
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore and his top advisors say they've looked at the private sector and seen cost-cutting of five to ten percent.
So last Friday, every agency turned in a draft plan to cut a total of 92 million more dollars from the budget over two years.
That about a one percent cut each year.
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[SOT 15:18:44]
[IN Q=The purpose]

((SCOTT PATTISON/STATE BUDGET DIRECTOR: THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT. DO THE THINGS LIKE PRINTING LESS BUDGETS, OR FREEZING FOOD AT A MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTION INSTEAD OF HAVING TO HAVE IT PREPARED EACH AND EVERY DAY AND SAVING MONEY THAT WAY. SO IF I WERE A STATE EMPLOYEE, I WOULDN'T WORRY AT ALL. IN FACT, IT WILL MAKE THEIR LIFE EASIER.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Pattison/State Budget Director;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=their life easier.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


A memo from the Governor's Chief of Staff Boyd Marcus reads: "The Governor and I both expect you to participate in this review in a complete and positive manner. Failure to do so will be dealt with appropriately."

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study on the care of heart attack patients puts an end to an old controversy.

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=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM IT MAY SEEM OBVIOUS- TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND THE BETTER THE CHANCE YOU'LL LIVE A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE. BUT YOU PROBABLY DONT REALIZE JUST HOW BETTER THAT CHANCE IS.

VT=VO

A 14 YEAR STUDY OF MORE THAN 84-THOUSAND WOMEN SHOWS A SENSIBLE DIET, REGULAR EXERCISE- A LITTLE ALCOHOL, AND NO SMOKING CAN CUT THE RISK OF A HEART ATTACK BY MORE THAN 80%. AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT HEART DISEASE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OF AMERICAN WOMEN.. ITS AMAZING TO THINK SUCH SIMPLE CHANCES IN LIFESTYLE CAN HELP YOU LIVE LONGER.

VT=VO

NOW FOR THOSE WOMEN WHO DO HAVE HEART ATTACKS- A MAJOR CONTROVERSY OVER THE YEARS HAS BEEN THE IDEA THAT MALE HEART ATTACK PATIENTS SEEM TO GET BETTER CARE THAN FEMALES. BUT A REPORT IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THATS NOT SO- THERE IS NO REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE CARE THAN MEN GET AND WOMEN GET WHEN THEY HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- TALK ABOUT STRONG BONES AND THE MAIN THING YOU HEAR IS CALCIUM, CALCIUM, AND MORE CALCIUM. BUT A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS SAYS THE BEST WAY TO HAVE STRONG BONES AS AN ADULT - IS TO EXERCISE MORE WHEN YOU'RE YOUNGER. RESEARCHERS AT PENN STATE FOUND TEENS WHO EXERCISED REGULARLY HAD THICKER BONES THAN NON EXERCISERS WHO DRANK LOTS OF MILK AND TOOK IN LOTS OF DAIRY. SO MOMS- DONT PANIC IF YOUR YOUNGSTER ISN'T A BIG FAN OF CALCIUM- JUST REMEMBER LAZY BONES EQUALS THIN BONES.
ON CAM 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=Kmc/Spa]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
The Roanoke Police Department is under a federal Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.
A U-S Attorney Bob Crouch says the investigation has been ongoing for about five months.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Published reports say Danville police caught three murder suspects as they were riding around in the victim's car.

The three men are charged with murdering Early Wayne Watlington, who was found stabbed to death inside his Highland Heights apartment Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And if you've headed out to the Salem Fair, you've been a part of the life-long work of ride supervisor Scott MacNeill.
Kate Weidaw will introduce us to the third- generation showman, who puts his heart and soul into the carnival life.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, July 6th .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[OPSail]


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


It looked like bumper boats on the Hudson River--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video;]


The luxury ocean liner, the Queen Elizabeth, the Second accidentally crashed into the Japanese warship, Kashima yesterday, as it tried to dock in New York harbor.
That bump then pushed the Kashima into the British warship, the H-M-S Manchester.
Authorities reported only minor damage-- some dented metal and scraped paint on two of the ships.
There were no injuries.
All three vessels involved in the river collision had taken part in the July Fourth OPSAIL 2000 event.
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[11D'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/ejo]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC44:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Published reports this morning say the three suspects in a Danville murder made it easy for police to find them.
The Danville Register and Bee reports the three were stopped riding in the victim's sport utility vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]


25 year old Quincy Edward Glenn, 24 year old Kwan Mondell Wakefield and a 16 year old suspect are all charged with murder.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Danville authorities found Early Wayne Watlington inside his Highland Heights apartment Tuesday with several knife wounds.
The three suspects were stopped in his S-U-V that night.
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[Roanoke-Police]


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


The Roanoke Police Department is under a federal Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. Authorities declined yesterday to specify the focus of the probe. However, U-S Attorney Bob Crouch said the investigation has been ongoing for about five months. Resident D-E-A agent-in-charge James Gregorius wouldn't say how many officers are targeted, what led to the probe or how long it's expected to last.

A city police spokeswoman declined to comment. [11State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:25:44]
[GRAPHIC=I 81 Safety]

Hundreds of people were issued tickets on Interstate 81 over the holiday weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Monday;]


Troopers wrote 705- tickets for speeding along I-81 in Botetourt, Roanoke, Montgomery and Rockbridge Counties.
The tickets were issued from Saturday to Tuesday.
State police in the same four- county area also wrote 128 tickets for reckless driving and 22- tickets for driving under the influence.
Statewide-- five people were killed over the July fourth holiday weekend. There were 11 fatalities LAST fourth of July.
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[11L'burg-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:29:44]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


The city of Lynchburg has a new mayor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Reverend Carl Hutcherson Junior was the unanimous selection of his peers to replace the retiring Pete Warren as mayor.
Hutcherson is the city's second black mayor, but he downplays the significance of that move.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:43:07]
[IN Q=Significant only]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/NEW LYNCHBURG MAYOR: SIGNIFICANT ONLY IN THE FACT THAT WE ARE IN A NEW MILLENNIUM, GETTING READY TO REALLY GET INTO A NEW CENTURY AND I'M VERY PLEASED AND PROUD AND THANKFUL TO THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG FIRST OF ALL FOR ELECTING ME AND TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR SELECTING ME AS THEIR LEADER FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=couple of years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutcherson has served on council since 1996, the last two years as vice- mayor.
Stewart Hobbs narrowly defeated Bert Dodson for that post yesterday.
The meeting was also the first for new council members Joe Seiffert (SEE-furt) and Julian Adams.
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[Salem-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rides, games, and food are abundant at the Salem Fair but that didn't happen without the work and dedication of the carnival's workers. Kate Weidaw introduces us to a third generation showman who puts his heart and soul into the carnival.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem;:00]
[SUPER=01-Scott MacNeill/Ride Superintendent;:9]
[SUPER=01-Sally MacNeill/Carnival Teacher;1:16]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:34]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=News 7, Salem]

(([NAT SOUND CARNIVAL] [RUNS5]
The sights and sounds of the carnival are what Scott MacNeill grew up with.

[SOT 18:06:03]
[INQ=]

((SCOTT MACNEILL: I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN IT, MY GRANDFATHER, GRANDMOTHER, MOTHER, FATHER, MYSELF ALL MY LIFE I'VE BEEN OUT HERE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
As the ride supervisor he spends his days driving through the crowds of people checking to make sure everything is running smoothly. But like any job he started at the bottom and worked his way up.

[SOT 18:10:36]
[INQ=]

((I STARTED OUT AS A HIMOLA MAN I WAS LOW MAN I CARRIED ALL THE BOARDS I DID ALL THE DIRTY WORK.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS8] [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 18:10:51]
[INQ=]

((I SET GOALS I WANTED TO BE A FOREMAN BY THE TIME I WAS 21 I WAS A FOREMAN BY THE TIME I WAS 18.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS4]
Scott describes the days of setting up and taking down the rides as routine, like changing a tire. And with 175 people in the carnival family moving from town to town keeps life interesting.

[SOT 18:06:36]
[INQ=]

((WE'RE LIKE A PORTABLE TOWN WE MOVE FROM HERE NEXT WEEK WE'LL BE IN FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA IT'S A CLOSE NET PEOPLE OUT HERE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS12]
His wife Sally teaches at the carnival's own portable school.

[SOT 18:19:24]
[INQ=]

((SALLY MACNEILL: WE DO MOST OF OUR TEXT BOOK TEACH HERE, PIANO FOR MUSIC.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS8]
And just because you go to school that doesn't mean you can't help out.

[SOT 18:13:27]
[INQ=]

((SCOTT MACNEILL: EVERYBODY PITCHES IN TO MAKE SURE THE JOB GETS DONE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS4]


[SOT 18:07]
[INQ=]

((IT'S A DIFFERENT LIFE IT'S A LOT OF HARD WORK.))
[outq=]

[runs3]
And from the smiling faces in the crowd you can tell their work is appreciated. Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))

[Ireland-Protest]


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


More violence in Northern Ireland's capital--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]


Protestants rioted yesterday, throwing gasoline bombs and setting off fireworks.
It was the fourth day of protests aimed at forcing authorities to allow a parade by the Protestant group the Orange Order.
The demonstrations follow a ban on an Orange Order parade through the Catholic section of a primarily Protestant town about 30 miles from Belfast.
Youths wearing masks tossed gasoline bombs at armored cars, after thousands of hard- line Protestants blocked several roads during rush hour.
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[11Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:11:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A high-tech Commerce Park in Dublin has received millions of dollars to help get it off the ground.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The planned park got 5-million dollars in federal and state loans yesterday.
Congressman Rick Boucher delivered the news to officials from the 12 cities and counties involved in the project.


The one-thousand-acre tract of land already boasts an airport and a customs office.
The loans will help officials purchase and develop the land.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:12:24 - :33]
[IN Q=I think it's wonderful]

((BILL FREEMAN/COMMERCE PARK CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. IT'S GOING TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO PUT INTO EFFECT MOST OF THE STUFF WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE LAST 2-3 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Freeman/Commerce Park Chairman;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=the last 2-3 years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials are still about one-million dollars shy of the funds needed to start building the park.
They also need the county to approve turning the farmland into an industrial zone.
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[11Autumn-Lane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:16:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The city of Roanoke wants a builder to fix a new house he built that is now falling apart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The foundation's cracked, the return air vent was not properly sealed, and the vinyl siding's not attached to the house. So the city has told builder Phillip Bane to fix these problems this month or he may wind up in court. The city has charged Bane with several building- related misdemeanors before and forced him to temporarily stop construction. He refused to comment yesterday but has plans to build ten more houses just like these in the Autumn Lane neighborhood near Salem.
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[11Project-Life]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-16 26:10]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


"Project Lifesaver" is helping families keep track of their loved ones with memory problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department recently introduced a transmitting device for Alzheimer's patients and people with massive memory loss.
David Fitzgerald is one of the first people to receive this device in the county.
He suffered severe brain damage in a bicycle accident 14 years ago.
He wonders away from his home a lot so the device gives his family some peace of mind.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:17:03]
[IN Q=If he gets lost]

((MARIE FITZGERALD/SON SUFFERS MEMORY LOSS: IF HE GETS LOST THEY CAN TRACK HIM WITH THIS DEVICE SEE BEFORE HE JUST LIKES TO GO THROUGH THE WOODS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH DIRECTION TO LOOK FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Fitzgerald/David's Mother;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=look for him.]
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[VO-NAT]


The signal can be traced up to 20 miles away from a helicopter or about one mile from the ground.
There are 10 active devices being used in the county. Pittsylvania County hopes to expand the program.
Each device costs about 275 dollars.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


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


Voters in Pittsylvania County may decide in November if they want four new schools.
Last night county supervisors recommended a referendum on the subject.
The school board wants to build four new middle schools at a cost of more than forty million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Danville police caught three murder suspects as they were riding around in the victim's car. That's according to published reports.
They have been charged with the murder of Early Wayne Watlington.
Danville authorities found Watlington inside his Highland Heights apartment Tuesday with several knife wounds.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Still no new contract between Celanese and union negotiators.
Union members rejected the company's contract last month saying it failed to address mandatory overtime or improve benefits.
Their old contract is being extended while a federal mediator helps negotiate a new one.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Steve 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 past]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)

(ad lib bye) [ANCHOR=Steve]