[419-Accident]

[ANCHOR=kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-18]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


One man was sent to the hospital following an accident in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Authorities say a dump truck traveling north on Route 419 struck an oncoming vehicle while it was turning onto Grandin Road. The accident happened around 11:15 last night. Authorities are still investigating.
(------------)






[Interstate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-29 17:25]
[GRAPHIC=INTERSTATE 73]


A group of Franklin County residents is out to stop Interstate 73 from coming to the area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The group Friends of Franklin County is hoping to convince its board of Supervisors to withdraw its support of the new interstate and pass a resolution against it.
The group is circulating petitions and encouraging residents to write to local and national officials.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:24]
[IN Q=Go to northern virginia]

((GERRY SLOTNICK/FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENT:GO TO NORTHERN, VIRGINIA AND SEE WHAT INTERSTATES HAVE DONE, THE SPRAWL, THE CONGESTION, THE POLLUTION, IT'S JUST TERRIBLE))
[SUPER=01-Gerry Slotnick/Franklin Co. Resident]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=just terrible]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The group says 220 should be upgraded instead.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors says a new highway is needed in the county because 220 is not adequate due to safety and traffic reasons.

[Philly-Police]


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


The Philadelphia Police Department is still fighting accusations of police brutality.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


This after officers were caught on video tape Wednesday, as they tried to arrest a suspect who'd led them on a chase.
The tape has put the Philadelphia police force under fire.
Meanwhile, local authorities and the Justice Department have started several investigations.
Police say they chased Thomas Jones, who raced off in a stolen car and exchanged gunfire with him when he crashed.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:08:37]
[IN Q=If officers are]

((JOHN TIMONEY/POLICE COMMISSIONER: IF OFFICERS ARE FOUND TO HAVE OVERSTEPPED THEIR BOUNDARIES, THEY WILL BE DEALT WITH. BUT LET ME SAY, WE ARE GOING TO DO A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE DETERMINATIONS SOLELY FROM THAT VIDEO, I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT.))
[SUPER=01-John Timoney/Police Commissioner;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=guarantee you that]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The incident is already drawing comparisons to another infamous arrest on videotape, the 19-91 Rodney King beating.
(------------)



[11Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:29:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Cory Everson Fitness Center's customers have not been able to work out at their gym for almost two weeks, but they are still being charged by the owner, William Bailey. Bailey would not return our phone calls, but sources tell Tina Tenret he's selling out and the deal's almost done.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kim Sandefur's a single mom]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kim Sandefur/Gym Member; :16]
[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness; :45 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Maria Pritchett/Gym Member; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke County]

(( Kim Sandefur's a single mom paying 29 bucks a month to belong to Cory Everson's gym. When the gym suddenly closed, she asked the owner to reimburse her for these weeks of missed time. Instead, the owner keeps taking money from Sandefur's account.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:45:17]
[IN Q=It's not]

((KIM SANDEFUR/GYM MEMBER: IT'S NOT LIKE A HUNDRED OR TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS BUT STILL IT'S 29 DOLLARS THAT COULD BE IN MY POCKET RATHER THAN HIS AND I'M NOT EVEN USING HIS FACILITY ANYMORE AND HE'S STILL TAKING MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT? I DON'T THINK SO.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=I don't think so]

The bank told Sandefur she'll have to cough up another 30-bucks to stop the automatic draft. In the meantime, New Fitness is buying up Cory Everson memberships. The New Fitness owner says they've agreed on a price and drawn up a contract.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:12:15]
[IN Q=I hope for it]

((KAREN CARPENTER/NEW FITNESS: I HOPE FOR IT TO BE FINAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ... BUTT BUTT BUTT SO UNLESS WE RUN INTO PROBLEMS FROM THEIR TEAM I HOPE WITHIN A COUPLE DAYS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=A COUPLE DAYS]

Members say the owner of Cory Everson's never explained any of this -- the gym closing, its imminent sale -- to his thousand customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:59:06]
[SOT 17:40:57]
[IN Q=THE GYM IS ALWAYS]

((MARIA PRITCHETT/GYM MEMBER: THE GYM IS ALWAYS PACKED WITH PEOPLE, WOMEN WORKING OUT, PAYING THEIR DUES. THEN THEY DON'T EVEN CALL YOU, THEY DON'T GIVE YOU ANY INFORMATION ON WHAT'S HAPPENING. FROM ONE DAY TO ANOTHER THEY CLOSE. I'M REALLY UPSET. BUTT BUTT BUTT TINA TENRET/NEWS7: EMPLOYEES OF CORY EVERSON'S ARE ALSO TRYING TO REACH THE OWNER. THEY SAY THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PAID AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH BUT STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR PAYCHECKS. TINA TENRET NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY)) [RUNS:26]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret NEws7 Roanoke COunty]))



[Mudslide]


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


Torrential rains caused a landslide that's killed nearly 60 people so far in India.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bombay, India;]


The death toll will likely grow as rescue workers clear away the debris of mud and tin huts.
Meanwhile, more than 100 people were hospitalized after they were removed from the debris of a hill that collapsed.
Authorities are distributing food and water to residents taking shelter in a nearby school.
Rescue workers are having to use bulldozers, as well as their bare hands to dig through the mud.
(------------)


[Tobacco-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco under fire]


Jurors in the landmark Big Tobacco trial in Florida will likely get the case today.
After two years of trial, jurors will decide how much in punitive damages to award thousands of sick Florida smokers.
Smokers want cigarette manufacturers to pay as much as 196- BILLION- dollars.
Just a fraction of that would set a U-S civil trial record.
Meanwhile, tobacco companies warn a blockbuster verdict will put them out of business.

[11Supermax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:54:48]
[GRAPHIC=Supermax Prisons]


The chairman of Virginia's Corrections Board is finally going to tour the state's two "supermax" prisons in Southwest Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co./File Tape;]


The news media and human rights groups have been banned since they opened.
But Connecticut prison officials are paying to house about 500 inmates -- and have looked into allegations of abuse, racism, and denied access to lawyers and religious services.
Virginia's corrections board chairman says he's waiting to hear an internal report on an inmate who died of an apparent heart attack after a stun gun was used on him three times.
But that report will NOT necessarily be made public.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:59:12]
[IN Q=I will make]

((FRED FINKBEINER/CORRECTIONS BOARD CHAIRMAN: I WILL MAKE THE BOARD AWARE ...NEED TO KNOW BASIS, THEY MAY NOT HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT IT.))
[SOT 16:27:15 ]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: WE ARE DEVELOPING OUR OWN EQUIVALENT OF A 16TH CENTURY MEDIEVAL DUNGEON HERE. AND WE'RE NOT LETTING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Finkbeiner/Corrections Board Chairman; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; :26]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=about it.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The F-B-I is investigating the stun gun incident.
Before the autopsy is back, Corrections director Ron Angelone released a medical report from an independent doctor, who says there is NO linkage between stun gun usage and heart attacks.

[11Route-460]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:38:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some V-DOT projects in Northern Virginia have hit delays and gone overbudget.
But that's not the case in Southwestern Virginia. V-DOT says this area's biggest road projects are on-budget and on-schedule.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The 3-A Bypass, which will connect Blacksburg and Christiansburg with NO stoplights is set to open in July 2002.
It's well within its 105-million-dollar budget.
The Smart Road bridge in Ellett Valley -- which will be Virginia's tallest -- is also within budget.
It should be completed by the fall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:38 - :52]
[IN Q=The two bypass]

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER: THE TWO BYPASS PROJECTS AND 81... AS WELL AS THE SMART ROAD BRIDGE. THEY'RE SIZABLE PROJECTS. WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING OF THAT MAGNITUDE AROUND HERE AT ALL, EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=here at all, ever.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The I-81 interchange at Falling Branch industrial park is set to open -- on budget -- next month.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there are steps parents can take to prevent asthma from developing in infants.

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=1:05]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
VT=VO


CASES OF ASTHMA ARE ON THE RISE- ESPECIALLY IN YOUNG CHILDREN. BUT RESEARCHERS IN THE JOURNAL ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE SAY SOME SIMPLE MEASURES MAY ACTUALLY PREVENT THE DISEASE FROM DEVELOPING IN INFANTS. THEIR ADVICE TO PARENTS INCLUDE: NO SMOKING, NO PETS IN THE HOME, AND AVOIDING COWS MILK UNTIL AGE 12 MONTHS OF AGE- AND BREAST FEEDING UNTIL THEN.

VT=VO

IF YOU ARE A WOMAN WHO LIKES YOUR COFFEE- DONT GO OVERBOARD. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY FINDS WOMEN WHO DRINK 4 OR MORE CUPS A DAY MORE THAN DOUBLE THEIR RISK OF WEAKENED BLADDER MUSCLES- WHICH CAN CAUSE INCONTINENCE OR LOSS OF BLADDER CONTROL.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY TODAY- IF YOU'RE A WOMAN OVER AGE 40- YOU'RE PROBABLY BUSY AS CAN BE- AND AS RESULT EXERCISE CAN GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK IN YOUR BUSY DAY. BUT FOR YOUR HEARTS SAKE- TRY TO SQUEEZE IN SOME REGULAR EXERCISE- A NEW REPORT FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY HAS FOUND NO EXERCISE IS AS BAD FOR YOUR HEART AS SMOKING A PACK OF CIGARETTES EVERY DAY.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/SPA]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
You might not be receiving messages if you Bell Atlantic Voice mail on your phone.
The Bell Atlantic Voice mail service is not working for some numbers in the 5-4-0 area code.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A Franklin county group is voicing its opposition to Interstate 73 coming to the area.
They hope their petitions and hand written letters will convince the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to change its mind about endorsing the highway.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And safety on Interstate 81 has been called into question..
Relatives of a couple killed on I- 81 are suing the state. Rebecca Chittum's parents died when their car hydroplaned, crossed the median, and hit a tractor trailer head- on. The family's lawsuit says the state was negligent in the highway design.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, July 14th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-29]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Some Franklin County residents are hoping to put an end to Interstate 73.
The group Friends of Franklin County say it doesn't want the new highway in its community and will do whatever it takes to stop it.
Joy Sutton has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=These Franklin Co.]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-David Hurt/Franklin Co. Resident;15]
[SUPER=01-Jean McCuin/Franklin Co. Resident;1:00]
[SUPER=01-Gerry Slotnick/Franklin Co. Resident;1:07]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:16]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=js n7]


((These Franklin County residents hope their petitions and hand written letters will go a long way in convincing the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to change its endorsement of Interstate 73.
The residents believe I-73 could be the worst thing that could happen to this county.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:56]
[IN Q=We believe that]

((DAVID HURT/FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY: WE BELIEVE THAT AN INTERSTATE THROUGH OUR COUNTY WILL DESTROY THE QUALITY OF LIFE, HARM OUR ENVIRONMENT, WE BELIEVE IT WILL BRING MORE TRAFFIC MORE NOISE MORE POLLUTION AND WE BELIEVE THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SUCH A ROAD ARE OVERBLOWN AND OVER ESTIMATED)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=over estimated]


Dozens gathered at the Coopers Cove Community Club in Franklin County to voice their concerns and to listen to what some say are myths about the proposed interstate.
David Hurt says one myth is the road will bring economic growth to the community.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 32:40]
[IN Q=]

((THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE... FAST FOOD)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=clerks]


And many say the focus should be on upgrading 220 not wasting money building a new interstate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT49:00]
[IN Q=We've been wanting 220]

((JEAN MCCUIN/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN WANTING 220 TO BE FIXED AND WE WANT THE MONEY TO GO TO 220 AND IF THIS GOES THROUGH 220 WILL BE FORGOTTEN)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=forgotten]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:30]
[IN Q=V-DOT'S own consultants]

((GERRY SLOTNICK:V-DOT'S OWN CONSULTANTS AT THAT SAME MEETING SAID 220 CAN BE MADE TO HANDLE THE TRAFFIC FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS SAFELY)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=safely]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SAYS 220 IS NOT ADEQUATE AND THE COUNTY NEEDS SOME TYPE OF NEW INTERSTATE QUALITY HIGHWAY. HE SAYS SAFETY AND TRAFFIC ARE THE MAIN CONCERNS. JOY SUTTON, NEWS7))
[OUT Q=JS N7]))


[11Bell-Atlantic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic]


If you have Bell Atlantic Voice mail on your phone- you may not be getting any messages.
The Bell Atlantic Voice mail service is not working for some numbers in the 5-4-0 area code.
That means if someone tries to call a person who has Bell Atlantic Voice mail- they won't hear the recorded message and they also won't be able to leave a message.
News 7 called Bell Atlantic to report a problem and we were told service would be out until at least 4-pm today.
Bell Atlantic says each individual with a problem must report it by calling them.

[11Hargrave-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:42:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Investigators still don't know what caused a fire at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The Pittsylvania County fire marshal spent the day trying to determine the cause of the fire.
Flames erupted Wednesday night on the top floor of Sanford Hall--the oldest building on campus.
The fire destroyed many rooms and most of the 435 thousand dollar roof that was recently completed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:26:41]
[IN Q=It's a minor setback]

((WHEELER BAKER/HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY PRES.: IT'S A MINOR SETBACK BUT IT'S AN EMOTIONAL SETBACK. WE HAD A NEW ROOF ON AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO REDO IT.))
[SOT 36:45]

((OCIE BETTERTON/MAINTAINANCE DIR.: THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF ACTIVITY GOING ON. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL BUILDING AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO RESTORE IT. IT'S KIND OF UPSETTING.))
[SUPER=01-Wheeler Baker/Hargrave Military Academy Pres.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ocie Betterton/Maintenance Director; :12]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=kind of upsetting.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The roof was insured. The school raised about two and a half million dollars to renovate the building. Despite the damage, engineers have said the school can go ahead with plans.
(----------------)



[Vietnam-Trade]


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


There is news of a landmark deal between the U-S and Vietnam.
For the first time since the war ended more than 25 years ago, there may soon be free trade between the two countries.
Lee Cowan has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; :49]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.]

(( The President may be focused on brokering a deal between enemiEs in the MIDDLE EAST -- but it was the deal he announced with a former US ENEMY that was drawing praise -- and criticism.

(CLINTON SOT)



(NARR:)


The US and Vietnam are now one step closer to being full fledged trading partners -- the last obstacle to full cooperation with the still Communist government.

NAT/SOT HANOI HORNS BEEPING 22:20:47



(NARR:)


The agreement would reduce tarrif's on Vietnamese goods and services -- and open a market of some 77 million people to US companies.

But it is Vietnam that will be the REAL beneficiary. The trade deal could double its exports, and boost foreign investment in a country desperately trying keep up with neighboring economies like china.

(NAT/SOT MCCAIN 13:30:20)

"They're going to be left standing on the dock unless they get on board..."

(NARR)


Senator John McCain -- a POW in Vietnam -- has been pushing the Vietnamese to agree to a deal.

(SOT/SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-AZ 13:29:32 )

"I think it will put them down the road to a freer and open society, although they have a long way to go."

(NARR:)


TOO LONG say some members of the American Vietnamese community -- who see any deal as bowing to Communism.

(MOS/SOT 12:01:18)

'I don't want to trade. In my country there is no freedom. They live under Communist control."

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"There is also resistance from labor unions who say the deal will take away manufacturing jobs. But most expect it will pass Congress -- giving the President one more foreign policy goal in the months before he leaves office. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington." ))

[11Lottery-prof]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery hit the jackpot this past fiscal year, taking in nearly a BILLION dollars in sales. That's an all-time record. Nearly 324-million dollars will go to Virginia public schools. The 39-million dollar increase over last year is attributed to a huge Big Game jackpot in May and a big year for scratch tickets.

[Red-Light]


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


Every day drivers hit the accelerator when they SHOULD hit the brake at the red light.
Now, a new survey proves Americans are in danger because we're in too much of a hurry.
Drew Levinson explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]



[SUPER=07-Brian O'Neil; :26]
[SUPER=01-Herman Brandau/Advocates for Highway Safety; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.]

(( It is a common sight on Americas roads drivers pressing the pedal to the metal, racing through a red light.
A survey by the Insurance Institute For Highway safety blames those lead-footed motorists for more than 800 deaths and 200-thousand injuries a year.
From 1992 to 1998 six thousand people were killed when drivers charged through red lights.

(SOT BRIAN ONEIL/INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY 12:06:34)


MORE THAN HALF OF THE DEATHS AND INJURIES ARE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IN OTHER VEHICLES OR ARE PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE STRUCK BY RED LIGHT RUNNERS.

(graphic)


Arizona leads the nation in these intersection accidents with 7 point one deaths per hundred thousand people. Nevada is number two. Michigan, Texas and Alabama round out the top five.
To reduce the number of cars running red lights, the institute is calling for cameras such as those being used at some intersections in Alexandria, Virginia. Violations at those crossroads are down 40 percent.

(SOT HERMAN BRANDAU/ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY 12:13:33)


USE OF CAMERAS AS PART OF A PROGRAM TO IMPROVE SAFETY CAN SAVE COUNTLESS LIVES AND INJURIES.

(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON)

BUT THE COST TO SET UP THE CAMERAS IS ABOUT 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS PER INTERSECTION AND SOME PEOPLE SAY IT INFRINGES ON THEIR PRIVACY. THAT MAY BE A SMALL PRICE TO PAY WHEN A LIFE IS AT STAKE. DREW LEVINSON, CBS, NEWS, DETROIT))

[11-81-Lawsuits]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC48:54]
[GRAPHIC=LAwsuit]


Relatives of a couple killed on Interstate 81 are suing the state over what they say are safety problems.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4, 1998;]

Rebecca Chittum's parents died on July Fourth two years ago when their car hydroplaned on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County, crossed the median, and hit a tractor trailer head on. The family's lawsuit says the state negligently designed the highway with improper highway grading, no stormwater basin, narrow lanes and sharp curves. It also says the 65-mile-per-hour speed limit is too high. The family's lawyer says the two parties are negotiating to settle out of court.
A representative from the Attorney General's Office says he's not seen the lawsuit yet, and cannot comment.
(------------)



[11Grand-theft]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC29:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A stolen computer turned up this week at a Roanoke store that buys and sells computers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The owner says four or five stolen computers come into The Computer Exchange every year.
Randy Dolan saw this one coming, even before he plugged it in.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:55:55]
[IN Q=At first the guy]

((AT FIRST THE GUY WANTED $400. IT LOOKED TO BE ABOUT AN $1800 COMPUTER, AND IT LOOKED BRAND NEW.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=brand new.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


When he fired it up, it had "Grand Piano" written all over it.
Though the computer was new, it had been set up to handle Grand's payroll.
It was one of several items taken from the Grand warehouse over the weekend.
When the two men returned to claim their money, police gave chase and eventually arrested them.
A television and pair of speakers were among the items recovered from the home of one of the suspects.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/spa]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The group Friends of Franklin County is hoping to convince its board of Supervisors to withdraw its support of the new interstate 73 and pass a resolution against it. The group says 220 should be upgraded instead. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors says a new highway is needed.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Investigators still do not know what caused a fire at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham.
Flames erupted Wednesday night on the top floor of Sanford Hall.
The fire destroyed many rooms and most of the 435 thousand dollar roof that was recently completed.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Southwest Virginia's biggest road projects are on-budget and on-schedule according to V-DOT.
The 3-A Bypass, which will connect Blacksburg and Christiansburg is set to open in July 2002 and is well within its budget.
The Smart Road bridge in Ellett Valley is also within budget and should be completed by the fall.
The I-81 interchange at Falling Branch industrial park is set to open -- on budget -- next month.

(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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