[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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[VO-NAT]


An inmate on the lam from a Montgomery County jail is back behind bars this morning.
Melvin Leftwich Junior was found asleep in an abandoned firetower.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


Gas leaks are the suspected causes of two explosions. One leveled a house in Maryland. The other brought two brownstones to the ground in Brooklyn.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds and fog make up the early morning weather picture.... But those clouds should clear out for the most partly this afternoon as a cold front drops to our south.
Also-- slightly cooler highs today in the upper 70s.
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[11Inmate-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:23:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Montgomery County jail inmate who briefly tasted freedom after an escape is back behind bars this morning.
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[VO-NAT]


Deputies say 22-year-old Melvin Leftwich Junior fled down a shaft for a food service elevator at the jail.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


He was a trustee assigned to clean up in the area.
Authorities believe someone met up with him outside the jail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:19 - :31]
[IN Q=Outside the kitchen]

((CAPT. ROBERT HALL: OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN, WE FOUND THE ORANGE PRISONER UNIFORMS STUFFED UP UNDER A GENERATOR, SO IT WAS OBVIOUS HE HAD CHANGED CLOTHES OUTSIDE THE JAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Hall/Chief Correctional Officer;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=outside the jail..]
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[VO-NAT]


Deputies found Leftwich asleep in an abandoned firetower in the Plum Creek section of the county.
He was recaptured without incident.
Leftwich was serving a two-year sentence for violating probation on a grand larceny conviction.
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[11Pruitt]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:02:36]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Danville man wanted for murder apparently shot and killed himself yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]


A six-day search for 40-year old Clyde Scott Pruitt led police to the Overby and Scales Street area of Danville.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


After a house-to-house search, police found Pruitt in the backroom of a friend's house. Police say Pruitt shot himself in the head as they approached.
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[Building-Col]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Fire officials believe a leaking propane tank caused an explosion that level a house and killed a woman in Maryland last night.
Fire officials in Anne Arundel County say the explosion trapped all three occupants of the house.
A 72-year-old woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Her husband and son were severely injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;]


In Brooklyn, New York, rescuers are still combing through the debris of two small buildings that collapsed.
Three people are unaccounted for. Officials say a gas explosion may have caused the collapse.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=all of the sudden]

(())
[SUPER=01-Karen Richter/Witness;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=you couldn't see]
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[vo-nat]
Six people are said to have lived in the two buildings.
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[11City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:57:03]
[GRAPHIC=Education]

Roanoke City's S-O-L scores are outstanding, that's according to the Superintendent of schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


During Doctor Wayne Harris's State of the School Address last night he said Raleigh Court Elementary School and James Madison Middle School passed all of their S-O-L exams.
Harris says the leadership from the teachers is one reason for the high marks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:53:26]
[IN Q=I WAS]

((DR. WAYNE HARRIS: I WAS EXPECTING OUR TEACHERS TO RISE TO THE OCCASION AND DO THE THINGS WE NEEDED TO DO WE STILL HAVE SOME NEED FOR IMPROVEMENTS NOT ALL SCHOOLS DID AS WELL AS WE HOPED BUT THE MOMENTUM WILL PULL US THROUGH ANOTHER YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wayne Harris/Roanoke Superintendent]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=another year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris also says students are taking more college courses, attendance is up, and classes to prepare students for the workforce are becoming more popular.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


Day two of the Mideast Peace summit at Camp David.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Thurmont, MD;]


Now the Israeli and Palestinian leaders will work behind closed doors to try to bridge the enormous gaps between them.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were all smiles in front of the cameras yesterday.
White House spokesman Joe Lockhart says the friendly tone continued behind closed doors.
He says the atmosphere on the first day was good, although the mood was serious.
President Clinton held separate evening discussions with the two leaders, and all three delegations dined together.


Some details of those sessions may be released later today.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the University of North Carolina has finally hired a new men's basketball coach... Here with the details is Steve Mason.
Good Morning Steve.
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[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:23]
[OUT Q=great Wednesday.]



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[11L'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC50:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man died yesterday shortly after he apparently fell from a moving pick-up truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened around 2:30 in the 400 block of Coffee Road in Lynchburg.
41-year old Curtis Fitzgerald was riding in the back of a truck when he fell out and his head hit the pavement.
He died a short while later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[11Gilmore-VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-15 1:26:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Department of Transportation will be investigated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-VDOT]


But now, the probe into cost overruns and road construction issues comes from a Republican majority-- launching an investigation the Republican governor tried hard to avoid.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, I don't]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I DON'T FEEL AS MUCH HEARTBURN...CHANGE WITHIN VDOT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=change within VDOT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Democrats had sought a legislative investigation last week-- which Governor Gilmore ridiculed as partisan.
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[SOT 08:41:33]
[IN Q=When that]

((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/(D) NORFOLK: WHEN THAT BI-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION...PROTECT SOMEONE'S CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Billy Robinson/(D) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=someone's campaign.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=None]


A previous study by this same commission cited former Governor George Allen's downsizing of the state work force as draining the institutional knowledge at V-DOT.
Allen is now running for the U-S Senate.

[11home-buyers]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC35:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Where do you turn when you want to go home?
As Jennifer Miele explains, the Consumer Credit Counseling Service may have some answers to questions about getting the home you've always dreamed of owning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Pop Quiz]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ted Cuddy/Prospective Home Buyer; :15]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Shrewsbury/Prospective Home Buyer; :19]
[SUPER=01-Steve Publicover/CCCS; :32]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :46]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]


(( Pop Quiz: What are three benefits to owning your own home? That's one of many questions Ted Cuddy and Teresa Shrewsbury need answered.
The couple is about to marry AND about to enter into the world of first-time home ownership.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think owning]

((I THINK IT'S EVERY AMERICAN'S DREAM TO HAVE THEIR OWN HOME. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED MY OWN HOME.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=my own home]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Learning about the]

((LEARNING ABOUT THE PROCESS, YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO GET A HOME. IT'S MORE INVOLVED THAN WHAT I THOUGHT.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= I thought.]


The couple is finding some answers at the Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Steve Publicover teaches a first time home buyers class there.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We hope to]

((WE HOPE TO GET PEOPLE AS EARLY IN THE PROCESS AS POSSIBLE. OFTEN TIMES WE HEAR PEOPLE SAY I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT THIS SOONER. BECAUSE OFTEN TIMES IT RAISES QUESTIONS IN THEIR MINDS THAT SAY I SHOULD HAVE ASKED THAT.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=asked that.]

[STANDUP]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The first time]

((THE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER CLASS COVERS BUDGETING, MORTGAGES, AND REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS, THINGS MOST PEOPLE NEED HELP WITH. AND THE BEST PART ABOUT IT..... IT'S FREE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=it's free.]


If you're looking to buy a home, the C-C-C-S recommends that you sign up for the seminar and learn how to follow their ten pre-purchase commandments. [PRE-PRO]
Plan for the future, set financial goals, know your financial situation, develop a realistic spending plan, don't allow expenses to exceed income, save for your expenses, pay your bills on time, know the difference between necessity and desire, use credit wisely, and keep a daily log of expenditures.
After Shrewsbury and Cuddy finish the two-part class, they'll get a certificate of completion.
They say they'll take their new-found knowledge straight to the bank, and ride it all the way home.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, vacation season plus an increase in accidents nationwide means a shortage of donated blood.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT 03:30:47]
[IN Q=The nation's]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS News.]

(( ON CAM THE NATION'S BLOOD SUPPLY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION- AND THE PROGNOSIS IS POOR UNLESS AMERICANS START ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES TO DONATE.

VT=VO

TO BLAME FOR THE SHORTAGE- SUMMERTIME VACATIONS- SO REGULAR DONORS ARE NOT COMING IN.. PLUS THERE'S BEEN An INCREASE THE NEED FOR BLOOD- MORE CAR ACCIDENTS- AND MORE TRAUMA. LESS THAN 4% OF AMERICANS ARE REGULAR DONORS- SO WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 96% OF US? ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED.

VT=VO

NO QUESTION FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY ARE HARD HITTING SPORTS- AND PRETTY HARD ON THE HEAD- BUT GUESS WHAT? THEY'RE NOT AS HARD AS SOCCER CAN BE. RESEARCHERS IN ST. LOUIS COMPARED THE FORCE OF A HIT TO THE HEAD IN FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY- WITH HELMETS ON- AND COMPARED THEM TO SOCCER PLAYERS HEADING THE BALL.THE FORCE OF THE SOCCER BALL: TWICE AS HARD ON THE BRAIN AS A FOOTBALL OR HOCKEY HIT.IT ALL MEANS- IF YOU'VE GOT A SOCCER PLAYER IN THE FAMILY- MAKE SURE THEY LEARN THE PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR HEADING THE BALL.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- TWO BIG MISTAKES MADE BY AMERICANS WHEN IT COMES TO HEART ATTACKS. THE JOURNAL CIRCULATION SAYS. NUMBER ONE: PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE HAVING A HEART ATTACK BUT WOULD IGNORE THEIR OWN SYMPTOMS. 89% SAID THEY'D CALL 911 IF SOMEONE HAD CHEST DISCOMFORT- BUT JUST 23% SAID THEY'D CALL IF THEY THEMSELVES HAD CHEST DISCOMFORT. NUMBER TWO MISTAKE: WHEN PEOPLE DID SEEK CARE FOR HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS- MANY DROVE THEM THEMSELVES TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. FOR YOUR SAKE AND OTHER PEOPLE ON THE ROAD- THE MAGIC NUMBERS: 911.
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 Bent Mountain Fire station is losing its paid fire fighters. The staff of that Roanoke County fire station is being moved to the Back Creek station.
The County administration says that's because Back Creek answers more calls.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The Mideast Peace Summit at Camp David enters its second day.
Little information has been released about the closed door meetings between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


A Danville murder suspect committed suicide as police attempted to apprehend him.
Police say Clyde Scott Pruitt shot himself in the head as they approached.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, July 12-th.
[ANCHOR=Denise]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Building-Col]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


One woman is dead and her husband and son severely burn following a house explosion last night.
Fire officials in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, believe a leaking propane tank caused the explosion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;]


In Brooklyn, New York, rescuers are still combing through the debris of two small buildings that collapsed.
Three people are unaccounted for. Officials say a gas explosion may have caused the collapse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I saw]

(())
[SUPER=01-Julia Concepcion/Witness;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=that's when boom]
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[vo-nat]
Six people are said to have lived in the two buildings.
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[11Bent-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC45:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke County is making some changes in the way it staffs two of its fire stations. Three paid fire fighters will be moving from the Bent Mountain station to the Back Creek fire station. Kate Weidaw explains why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;:18]
[SUPER=01-Alan Gleiner/Bent Mountain Resident;:47]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke Co.]

((Right now the Back Creek fire station is not staffed during daytime hours -- and that's a problem because according to reports that's when the majority of calls come in. Meanwhile up the hill on Bent Mountain three paid fire fighters work the daytime shift where fewer calls come in.

[SOT 11:29:29]
[INQ=]

((CHIEF RICK BURCH: AFTER LOOKING AT THE TYPE OF CALLS AND WHERE THEY WERE LOCATED WE FEEL LIKE WE WOULD HAVE A BETTER RESPONSE TO THE ROANOKE COUNTY CITIZENS IF WE SHIFTED THAT CREW FROM THE BENT MOUNTAIN TO BACK CREEK.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
But that move has citizens on Bent Mountain worried that volunteers who staff the station at night will not be sufficient. Even though Back Creek would respond to the Bent Mountain area during daytime hours, many worry the drive up the hill will slow the response time down. So residents took their concerns to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.

[SOT 10:21:46]
[INQ=]

((ALAN GLEINER: THERE ARE TIMES WHEN IT'S SLICK, ICY SNOWING ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND IT'S JUST RAINING AT THE BOTTOM, DRIVING A PUMPER TRUCK UP THE MOUNTAIN ON THOSE KIND OF CONDITIONS CAN BE TREACHEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.))
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[RUNS17]

[SOT 10:32:31]
[INQ=]

((I DON'T MIND DOING WITHOUT BUT I HAVE A PACE MAKER AND I KNOW THIS, IF MY PACE MAKER GOES SOUTH AND BACK CREEK DOESN'T SAVE ME I'M GOING TO DIE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS9]
But despite concerns from residents both the County Administrator and fire chief say the move is necessary. The change takes effect August seventh and will be reevaluated later in the year. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:23:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A clever escape artist couldn't stay on the lam from Montgomery County authorities, after he fled from the county jail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Deputies say 22-year-old Melvin Leftwich Junior fled down a shaft for a food service elevator at the jail.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


He was a trustee assigned to clean up in the area.
Authorities believe someone met up with him outside the jail.
Deputies found Leftwich asleep in an abandoned firetower in the Plum Creek section of the county.
He was recaptured without incident.
Leftwich was serving a two-year sentence for violating probation on a grand larceny conviction.
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[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Attorney General Mark Earley is standing by Virginia's law banning so-called "partial-birth" abortion.
That's despite the U-S Supreme Court's decision last month to strike down a similar law in Nebraska.
Earley filed papers yesterday with a federal appeals court - saying Virginia's law differs enough from Nebraska's that it can still stand despite the Supreme Court ruling.
In light of the High Court's decision - abortion rights advocates in Virginia asked the appeals court to rescind its order allowing enforcement of the law.

[Doctor-Stabbed]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Canadian doctor who provides abortions in has been wounded for a second time, and investigators believe it's because of his medical practice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vancouver;]


A hooded assailant stabbed Garson Romalis once in his lower back, but the wound was not life-threatening.
The assailant escaped, and no suspects had been arrested as of late last night.
Vancouver police say they didn't know of a motive for the attack, but indicated it might be linked to Romalis' practice of providing abortions.
This isn't the first time Romalis has been injured. He was shot once by a suspected anti-abortion activist.
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[11Bees]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC19:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Experts from Virginia Tech destroyed hives of bees yesterday that are believed to have killed a goat in Alleghany County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The pet goat belonged to James Downey... who was also stung some 40 times by the bees.
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./Monday Night;]


The bees made their home in several vacant hives in Downey's backyard.
The U-S Department of Agriculture is trying to determine the type of bee that killed the animal.
Experts think the bees are European honey bees... and NOT Africanized killer bees.
Scientists with the U-S-D-A hope to have their research complete today.
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[All-Star]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The injured all stars and who filled in for them was the story of last night's major league all star game.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC Sports;]


Derek Jeter wasn't even elected to start the game but ended up winning the MVP award--the first Yankee to do so.
He went three for three with two RBI's
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it never]
[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/American League Manager;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=with him]
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[VO-NAT]


Jeter ruined a fine effort by the hometown Braves, who collected five of the National League's nine hits. Chipper Jones went 3-for-3 and became the third player in 28 years to hit an All-Star Game homer in his home ballpark.
But the American League went on to win its fourth straight all star game six to three.
Here are the boards.
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[Out-Q=also the postmaster.]
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[11VMI-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC27:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Hundreds of local actors will get their mugs on TV - when a Coca Cola commercial airs next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

A California film company shot the ad at V-M-I yesterday - it has a graduation theme. Coke officials would not let us talk to the extras or watch the filming. But they let us inside for a few minutes when everyone was out to lunch. The actors fill this building, which has no air conditioning, with smoke as a special effect. Union actors from Los Angeles -- already on strike nationwide -- held a silent protest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:03:10]
[IN Q=We have a photograph]

((WE HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THEM TAKING FROM A TRASH CAN, DUMPING THE WATER FOR THESE PEOPLE TO DRINK. WE DON'T THINK THAT'S VERY SANITARY EITHER.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Brennan/Actor on Strike;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=very sanitary either]
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[VO-NAT]


But extras walked by with a Coke and a smile. From their dorm rooms, V-M-I students protested the picketers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:17:00]
[IN Q=We're getting]

((WE'RE GETTING REALLY TIRESOME OF IT. WE'RE SITTING HERE JUST TRYING TO GET AN EDUCATION AND HERE THEY ARE, PICKETING COCA-COLA.))
[SUPER=01-Corey Stavinoha/VMI Student; QUICK!]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=picketing Coca-Cola]
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[VO-NAT]

The casting director says Coke chose the area for its many NON-union actors, but a Coke spokesperson says they came for the controlled environment of V-M-I.
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[11Scrap-theft]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-16 1:35:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke scrap yard has become the target of thieves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


So much metal has been stolen from Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal... the owner is offering a 500 dollar reward for information about the thefts.
It's an odd case, because scrap metal is not an easy thing to re-sell quietly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:21:25]
[IN Q=Sometimes it shows]

((SOMETIMES IT SHOWS UP AT THE OTHER SCRAP YARDS, AND THEY COOPERATE OF COURSE. BUT LOTS OF TIMES IT JUST NEVER SHOWS UP ANYWHERE. IT'S LIKE IF LEFT HERE AND VANISHED.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Abbott/Virginia Scrap Iron & Metal Co.]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=here and vanished.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abbott figures it's either going out of the area or is being stolen to fill the needs of a particular individual.
He points to a stack of computer- room floor pieces. Not long ago, someone came in and stole a stack of pieces like this... all numbered and ready to be shipped.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, NASCAR fans got a sneak peek at Elliot Sadler's Virginia Tech colors... Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy again]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=day folks.]



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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
State Attorney General Mark Earley is asking a federal appeals court to let Virginia's law against so-called "partial birth abortion" stand.
He says Virginia's law differs enough from Nebraska's to hold up after the U-S Supreme Court ruled Nebraska's law unconstitutional.
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A Montgomery County jail inmate who escaped through a food service elevator shaft is back in jail today.
Authorities found Melvin Leftwich Junior in an abandoned firetower in the Plum Creek section of the county.
He was recaptured without incident.
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A Danville murder suspect shot and killed himself as police closed in on him yesterday.
Police found 40-year-old Clyde Scott Pruitt in the backroom of a friend's house after looking for him door-to-door.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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