[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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[VO-NAT]


Bee experts are on their way to Alleghany County this morning to burn a hive of highly agressive bees.
A swarm killed a goat last week.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


Gas prices are going down but winter could put the freeze on consumers wallets.
Heating oil prices are predicted to go up as much as 75 percent.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


[Bees]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-15 1:23:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Experts from Virginia Tech are expected to travel to Alleghany County this morning to burn a deadly bee hive.
The bees killed a pet goat last week...before attacking the animal's owner and several others.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't]
[SUPER=01-James Downey/Attacked By Bees; :00]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Eric Day/Virginia Tech Entomologist; 1:14]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=hamilton, NEWS 7.]
(((////sot//// 05:38:00)
[in q=I don't know]

((I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A KILLER BEE OR NOT BUT IT KILLED FRANK. THAT'S ALL I KNOW.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= all I know.]


James Downey is used to working with bees.
But says he's never encountered any quite as aggressive as the ones that have made their home in several vacant hives in his backyard... hives left over from his days as a beekeeper.
(///SOT/// 05:33:56)
[IN Q=They was]

((THEY WAS BLACK AND KIND OF HAD A WHITE TRIM AROUND THEM... SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE.)) [runs05]
[out q=they were. ]


Downey came in contact with the bees after racing to unleash his pet goat, Frank, who was tied up near the hives... eating grass.
But the bees made it impossible for Downey to help.
(///sot/// 05:34:24)
[in q=One of the ]

((ONE OF THE SELMA FIREMEN SAID THEY'D SUIT UP AND THEY PUT ON THE SUIT AND MASKS AND ALL AND TAPED UP THEIR LEGS, HE WENT UP TO FRANK AND UNPINNED HIM AND FRANK WENT UP AND DIED IN THE BARN UP THERE.)) [RUNS17]
[Out q= UP THERE.]


The fire fighter was also stung...as well as Downey's wife, state police, deputies and several others.
(///sot/// 05:37:25)
[In q= I don't know]

((I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT ON ME BUT I GOT 16 STINGS AROUND HERE AND I MUST HAVE GOT STUNG SOME 40 TIMES.)) [runs12]
[OUT Q= some 40 times.]


Even an expert from Virginia Tech who arrived several days later was stung.
But authorities don't believe the bees are African killer bees.
(///sot///)

[in q] ((THE TYPE OF BEE ACTIVITY WE SAW UP THERE IS NOT OUT OF HE REALM OF NORMAL EUROPEAN BEES, SO THAT'S WHY THERE'S A LOT OF DOUBT IN THERE. YOU CAN GET SOME EUROPEAN BEES THAT ARE PRETTY MEAN AND WILL GO AFTER ANYBODY THAT TRIES TO HANDLE THEM.)) [runs15]
[OUT Q= handle them.]

[Take SU]
Tests are being performed to determine exactly what kind of bees these are.
Experts hope to have those results sometime today. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7. ))


[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:33:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The investigation involving former police lieutenant Bill Brown and the death of his wife is wrapped up. It will NOT result in any criminal charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Carmel Brown died last August at their home on the outskirts of Vinton.
She was sitting in her vehicle inside the garage. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
BILL Brown reported her death to the Vinton Police Department- -where he worked at the time.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


Because of that, County authorities weren't notified for hours.
A release from the county prosecutor's office says "no evidence has been found at this time to contradict the findings of the medical examiner."
The M-E ruled Carmel Brown's death was an accident.

[11Gun-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC48:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The combination of alcohol and guns didn't seem too appealing to Virginia's new Republican leaders in the House of Delegates .. as they decided their first duty should not be loosening gun laws.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But they've put a number of gun bills on the docket for review this summer.
A proposal was floated yesterday to partially repeal a ban on concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.

Gun rights supporters say permitted weapons should be allowed in restaurants where alcohol is NOT the primary focus.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:06:10 ]
[IN Q=I was talking]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I WAS TALKING TO JEWELER IN SALEM... THEY'VE GOT GANGS OF JEWEL THIEVES THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING INTO PLACES AND STEALING THE JEWELS. AND WHAT THEY LOOK FOR IS SALESMEN. AND THE LAST ONE HE TOLD ME ABOUT WAS ONE WHERE THEY WENT INTO A RESTAURANT, SHOT THE TWO SALESMEN, TOOK ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JEWELRY AND LEFT.))
[SUPER=@Griffith;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=and left.]
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[VO-NAT]


But how should restaurants that serve alcohol and bars be distinguished?
The restaurant industry doesn't like the idea of signs on the doors.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:02:12 ]
[IN Q=That sounds]

((CHICK JORDAN/VIRGINIA HOSPITALITY & TRAVEL ASSOC.: THAT SOUNDS PRETTY CONFUSING TO US. AND WE'RE NOT SURE THAT'S A GREAT MARKETING TOOL FOR A RESTAURANT.))
[SUPER=01-Chick Jordan/Hospitality & Travel Association; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for a restaurant.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some gun control advocates say alcohol and guns should never mix -- especially in restaurants where children are dining.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Salem Avalanche get off to a good start in a home stand against Kinston. Here with all the details is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=more later on Morning.]



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[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]


Gas prices down in some parts of the country ... welcome news for many drivers.
But you may be for another surprise when you see your heating bills this winter.
Drew Levinson has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jim Smith/Motorist; :42]
[SUPER=01-John Felmy/American Petroleum Institute; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=CBS News Detroit]
(((NAT SOT/FILLING UP)


It was the high gasoline prices in the Midwest that sent the national average through the roof. In some cities it was more than two dollars a gallon.

(SOT)

THE GAS IS TOO EXPENSIVE, WE SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY FOR GAS.
Now its the dramatic drop in the middle of the country thats brought that average back down to a dollar-sixty-two a gallon.

(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)


THOUGH MICHIGAN GAS PRICES ARE DROPPING FASTER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY, IRONICALLY DETROITS AVERAGE IS THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION.
THAT IS ACCORDING TO A SURVEY OF 10-THOUSAND STATIONS. THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A GALLON OF GASOLINE HERE--IS A DOLLAR 88.
Analysts say a gasoline supply correction is the reason prices are lower, still some motorists in Detroit are calling for an investigation.

(SOT JIM SMITH/MOTORIST)


WHAT IS GOING ON? WHY ARE WE THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY AS FAR AS GAS PRICES GO?
while gasoline prices are down, home heating oil and natural gas costs are expected to climb 75 percent this winter.
President Clinton ordered crude oil be drawn from the nations strategic Petroleum reserve and exchanged for two million barrels of home-heating oil reserved for the Northeastern states.

(SOT CLINTON)


WINTER MAY SEEM FAR OFF ON THIS HOT DAY, BUT IF WE DONT DO SOMETHING NOW, RESERVE STOCKS OF HOME HEATING OIL MAY NOT BE IN PLACE BEFORE THE COLD WEATHER COMES.
John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute doesnt like the Presidents plan.

(SOT JOHN FELMY/AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE)

IF YOU ARE A HOME HEATING OIL SUPPLIER, THE PROSPECT OF A GOVERNMENT RESERVE SHOULD BE OF MAJOR CONCERN TO YOU BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT COULD AT ANY POINT RELASE THE SUPPLY AND DESTROY YOUR BUSINESS.
Narr: IT SEEMS THE PRESIDENT MAY HAVE THE CRISIS AT THE GAS PUMPS UNDER CONTROL..BUT HE MAY BE FACING A NEW BATTLE..THIS TIME OVER HOME HEATING OIL. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit. ))

[11Heart-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:47:18]
[GRAPHIC=Heart Surgery]


Open heart surgery is coming to Danville, thanks an agreement between Danville Regional Medical Center and Duke University Health Systems.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Right now, Danville patients like Vestal Dillard have to travel to Duke whenever a major heart procedure is done.


Hospital officials are proposing a six million dollar state of the art cardiac facility to be built next to Danville Regional.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:33:54]
[IN Q=The patient]

((WILLIAM ISEMANN/DANVILLE REGIONAL INTERIM PRES.: THE PATIENT WON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL THAT FAR AND THIS WILL ENHANCE THE PROGRAM HERE.))
[SOT 24:16]

((VESTAL DILLARD/HEART PATIENT: I'D LIKE TO SEE IT DONE HERE. IT WOULD BE BETTER TO GET ANGIOPLASTY OR BYPASS HERE NOT JUST FOR ME BUT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-William Isemann/Hospital Interim President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vestal Dillard/Heart Patient; :11]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=but for everybody.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The proposed program still needs state approval. If the hospitals get that, it will be between two and three years before the new facility will see its first patient.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


How's your handshake? It can tell a lot about you.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=03NA - 03:25:41]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((SOME SAY MEN AND WOMEN ARE AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY- AND THAT MAY BE TRUE - ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH HABITS.
VT=VO

ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL- US GUYS DONT DO SUCH AS GOOD JOB TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES. THE CDC FOUND: MEN LESS LIKELY TO BUCKLE UP WHEN THEY HIT THE ROAD- MORE LIKELY TO BE SMOKERS- IN FACT ABOUT ONE IN FOUR MEN SMOKE MEN ALSO MORE LIKELY TO DRINK HEAVILY AND ALSO CARRY A SPARE TIRE AROUND THE MIDDLE WOMEN TEND TO GET LESS EXERCISE THAN MEN BUT ON THE OTHER HAND MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ROUTINE CHECKUPS .
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- IF YOU ARE TOLD YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- BUT ITS NOT DANGEROUSLY HIGH- THE BEST TREATMENT MAY BE A TRIAL OF DIET AND EXERCISE- FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS. A STUDY IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS MEDICATION IS A GOOD IDEA FOR VERY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR STUBBORN PRESSURE THAT WONT COME DONE- BUT MEDICATIONS CAN BE EXPENSIVE AND HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. YOUR BEST BET- PUSH AWAY FROM THE TABLE AND HIT THE ROAD FOR SOME EXERCISE BEORE MEDICATION.
VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- HOWS YOUR HANDSHAKE? ITS BEEN SAID A HANDSHAKE CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY- AND A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS SAYS: THATS TRUE. THE STUDY FINDS PEOPLE WHO AVOID EYE CONTACT AND DONT PUMP THE HAND --AND HAVE HANDSHAKES THAT ARE ARE LIMP AND SWEATY TEND TO BE SHY, NEUROTIC, AND NERVOUS HOWEVER- THE STUDY DID NOT LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO TRY TO BREAK YOUR HAND WHILE SHAKING IT.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS))
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


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


The Mideast Peace Summit gets under way today at Camp David. President Clinton has high hopes an aggreement can be reached. But expectations are low as everyone involved wonders if any possible compromise could be carried out.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Experts are on their way to Alleghany County to kill a hive of bees.
A swarm of the very aggressive insects killed a goat last week.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Closing arguements continue today in the tobacco case involving hundreds of thousands of smokers.
The Florida jury has already ruled that cigarettes have made smokers ill, now it must decide how much money to award the smokers.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday morning.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Bees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Experts from Virginia Tech are expected to travel to Alleghany County today to burn a deadly bee hive.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./Last Night;]


The bees killed James Downey's pet goat last week.
Downey tried to save the animal who was tied to a tree eating grass when the swarm attacked.
But Downey couldn't get close enough... because the bees turned and attacked him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:367:25]
[IN Q=I don't]

((I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT ON ME BUT I GOT 16 STINGS AROUND HERE AND I MUST HAVE GOT STUNG 40 TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-James Downey/Attacked by Bees;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=forty times.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A fireman wearing a protective suit was able to free the goat, who later died.
Experts from Virginia Tech don't believe Africanized killer bees are responsible.
They believe European bees are living in Downey's backyard.
(///sot///)
[in q=It would]

(( IT WOULD BE A PRETTY BIG JUMP TO HAVE AFRICANIZED BEES MOVE ALL THE WAY UP TO VIRGINIA FROM TEXAS, SO THAT'S WHAT'S LEADING US TO BELIEVE THEY'RE NOT AFRICANIZED AT THIS TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Eric Day/Virginia Tech Entomologist; ]
[runs=10]
[out q= at this time.]
(------------)


Tests to determine the type of bee responsible... are expected to be completed sometime today.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:33:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There will be NO criminal charges resulting from an investigation involving former Vinton police lieutenant Bill Brown .. and the death of his wife.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Carmel Brown died last August at their home on the outskirts of Vinton.
She was sitting in her vehicle inside the garage. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
BILL Brown reported her death to the Vinton Police Department- -where he worked at the time.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


Because of that, County authorities weren't notified for hours.
A release from the county prosecutor's office says "no evidence has been found at this time to contradict the findings of the medical examiner."
The M-E ruled Carmel Brown's death was an accident.

[Summit]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


All the players are in place for the beginning of the Mideast Peace Summit at Camp David today.
Hopes are high, but expectations are low.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB;]


Israeli Prime Midnister Ehud Barak stepped off his plane at Andrews Air Force Base less than an hour ago.
He barely survived a no-confidence vote in parliament yesterday.
And even if a deal is reached, he could have difficulty selling it back home.
Barak will meet with President Clinton and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Clinton says both Barak and Arafat have the sheer guts to do what it takes to reach an agreement.
(------------)


[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Today the tobacco industry will have a turn at the Florida jury in the trial involving hundreds of thousands of sick smokers.
Yesterday the smokers' attorney urged jurors to punish the industry for what he called ``a half-century trail of deceit.''
Teresa Estacio has more on the closing arguments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stanley Rosenblatt/Plaintiff Attorney; :19]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/Reporting; :49]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

((BIG TOBACCO COULD FACE A BIG PENALTY THIS WEEK.
THE JURY HAS ALREADY DECIDED THE INDUSTRY MAKES A DEADLY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.

SOT; Judge (verdict)


NOW THE LANDMARK, TWO YEAR TRIAL IS IN IT'S SECOND STAGE.

Fast/SOT: STANLEY ROSENBLATT/PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY


IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, A FLORIDA JURY WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH THE INDUSTRY SHOULD PAY IN DAMAGES. AS MANY AS 700 THOUSAND SMOKERS COULD RECEIVE MONEY. INITIAL ESTIMATES PLACE THE AMOUNT IN THE BILLIONS....

sot: STANLEY ROSENBLATT//ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFFS.



(TAKE TERISA ESTACIO/BRIDGE STANDUP )
(INCUE: SOON AFTER THE TRIAL BEGAN... THE INDUSTRY SETTLED LAWSUITS

WITH ALL 50 STATES. OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS... PAYMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TOTAL AROUND 245 BILLION DOLLARS )

(CONTINUE TRACK )


IN THE FLORIDA CASE, LAWYERS REPRESENTING BIG TOBACCO COMPANIES SAY THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY IS AT STAKE AND THAT A HUGE AWARD COULD LEAD TO IRREPARABLE HARM.
FLORIDA LAW DOES OFFER A SAFETY NET. A PENALTY AWARD CANNOT PUT A COMPANY OUT OF BUSINESS.
THE CASE COULD GO TO THE JURY BY WEDNESDAY.
TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS ))

[Diana-Ross]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Diana Ross' Supremes tour is definitely not a reflection of the way life use to be.
Producers of the diva's 23 city tour have canceled the remaining dates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:18:54]
[IN Q=reflections of]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=(music)]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-New York, NY/July 7;]


Ross says she's severely disappointed.
But it seems she just can't pack them in anymore.
In some arenas there were more empty seats than fans.
The show's been the subject of controversy ever since it was announced.
Ross was the group's only original member touring.
Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong begged off after complaining they weren't offered enough money.
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[COMM #6]

((Archive:antiques))

[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-13 31:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The owner of a ladies' gym in Roanoke County says he'll re-open to give women a place to work out. Meantime the owners of a gym across town says they're negotiating to buy him out.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Cory Everson's locked the doors a little more than a week ago when the air conditioner failed. No warning to the customers except a note on the door, blaming the landlord for not paying for a new unit. But the lease clearly says it's the tenant's responsibility. The landlord says he will not renew the lease with Cory Everson's when it runs out in September.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:17:03]
[IN Q=I'd like]

((I'D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE ... GOOD CITIZENSHIP.))
[RUNS=:17]
[SUPER=01-David Chung/Landlord;]
[OUT Q=GOOD CITIZENSHIP]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]

Meantime -- Roanoke's only other ladies' gym is welcoming the new business. The owners of New Fitness say they've been approached by Cory Everson's owner -- to talk about buying him out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:37:47]
[IN Q=Right now we're in ]

((RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN NEGOTIATIONS ... WORK OUT))
[RUNS=:13]
[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness;]
[OUT Q=WORK OUT]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cory Everson's has about one thousand members.[5Ragazzis]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-10 1:41:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local restaurant caught one of its own employees allegedly committing credit card fraud. Now he faces criminal charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A waiter at Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant on Electric Road in Roanoke County was apparently caught red-handed when he tried to overcharge customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Fortunatley we]

((FORTUNATELY WE CAUGHT THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT BECAME A BIG PROBLEM AND CREDITED IT BACK TO THE ACCOUNTS. OF COURSE, WE LOSE MONEY DOING THAT, NOT THE CONSUMER. AND IT TOOK ABOUT TWO DAYS, WE FILED CHARGES, AND THE POLICE ARE TAKING CARE OF THE REST.))
[SUPER=01-David Nakhley/Assistant General Manager;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=of the rest.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Better Business Bureau says the restaurants' policies which call for daily and nightly audits, or checks on credit card uses, may have saved its customers from being charged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the]

((I THINK THE FACT THAT THEY HAD AN AUDIT PROCEDURE IN PLACE AND WERE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE IMMEDIATELY THAT THEY HAD A PROBLEM, CONTACTED THE CUSTOMERS, MADE SURE THE CHARGES DIDN'T GO THROUGH; IT THINK THAT WAS PROBABLY BEST CASE SCENARIO.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=best case scenario.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The waiter's name is not being released, but he is being charged with credit card fraud by Roanoke County authorities.
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[Pruitt]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sch/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:20:00]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Danville police begin their sixth day looking for a murder suspect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


40-year old Clyde Scott Pruitt is charged with the shooting death of Chris Gill of Danville.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Investigators say Pruitt kicked in the door of the Gill's home on Westover Drive and shot him in the chest last Thursday.
Gill was friends with the suspect's estranged wife.
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[11Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-20 1:23:04]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


As Bedford County's population grows, so does the number of domestic violence cases it sees every year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Now the area's battered women have a new place to turn for help.
The department of Social Services unveiled its new Domestic Violence services office yesterday in downtown Bedford.
With more space, officials say they can handle more clients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:06:21]
[IN Q=This one will]

((LEIGHTON LANGFORD/SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: THIS ONE WILL HAVE AN ACTUAL OFFICE FOR OUR DIRECTOR, MISS ST. JOHN, WE'LL HAVE A GOOD RECEPTION AREA, WE'LL HAVE SPACE FOR AT LEAST TWO TO THREE CASE MANAGERS AND AT LEAST ONE OR TWO VOLUNTEERS, SO WE'LL HAVE MORE SPACE AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES TO THE FOLKS AND FASTER.))
[SUPER=01-Leighton Langford/Social Services Director]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=and faster.]
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The new offices were funded in part by a 50- thousand dollar state grant.
The county also is looking to establish a shelter for battered women later this year.
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In sports, G-W Danville's new men's basketball coach got his first chance to talk to his players. Here again is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Experts from Virginia Tech are expected to travel to Alleghany County today to burn a deadly bee hive.
The bees killed James Downey's pet goat last week.
Downey tried to save the animal. But he couldn't get close enough... because the bees turned and attacked him.
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There will be NO criminal charges resulting from the death of Carmel Brown last August. She is the wife of former Vinton police Lieutenant Bill Brown.
She was sitting in her vehicle inside the garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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The owner of a ladies' gym in Roanoke County says he'll re-open to give women a place to work out. Meantime the owners of a gym across town says they're negotiating to buy him out.
Cory Everson's locked the doors a little more than a week ago when the air conditioner failed.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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