[Pulaski-Drowning]

[ANCHOR=kim]

[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-16]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]

The recovery operation for a 13 year old boy who apparently drowned in the New River will resume this morning. Yesterday around 5 o'clock in the evening rescue crew began searching near the Peppers Ferry Bridge in Pulaski County.

Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Lopes/Witness;:15]
[SUPER=01-Michael Fitch/Witness;:28]
[SUPER=01-John Casey/REMSI;1:02]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:18]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q= news7 Pulaski County]

((The 13 year old boy was apparently swimming across the river with two females believed to be his sisters. Witnesses say the current became too strong and the three couldn't reach the other side. That's when Lloyd Lopes jumped in.

[SOT 17:02]
[INQ=]

((LLOYD LOPES: I KEPT SWIMMING ACROSS AND GOT THE BOY AND HE TOOK ME UNDER WATER WITH HIM AND WHEN I CAME UP I DIDN'T SEE HIM ANYMORE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Lope's friend also jumped in to help.

[SOT 19:01]
[INQ=]

((MICHAEL FITCH: I WENT AFTER THE LITTLE GIRL BECAUSE THE LADY WHO WAS HOLDING HER SAID SHE BROKE HER ANKLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


When Deputy Seth Chamberline arrived on the scene he jumped in and took one of the females to the shore and then went after a bystander who had gone in to help but wound up needing help himself. The second female made it to shore by herself. All three were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In the meantime Lifeguard ten helped out in the search by flying over the river and 18 divers from Pulaski and Giles Counties and Christiansburg searched through the water for the 13 year old but have so far been unsuccessful.

[SOT 1:12:12]
[INQ=]

((JOHN CASEY/REMSI: THERE IS A CONCENTRATED EFFORT WHERE THE VICTIM SUBMERGED AS INDICATED BY WITNESS THAT'S THE CONCENTRATION OF OUR EFFORTS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


But with night approaching search teams had to stop for the day. The recovery operation will resume this morning at 7. Kate Weidaw News 7 Pulaski County.))


[11Bedford-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC34:20]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


A Bedford County company is expanding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


"InService" America currently employs four hundred people near the Bedford-Lynchburg line.
A growing demand for its telephone marketing services prompted the company to hire three-hundred new people and to move to Bedford County's shell building.
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[SOT]

[TC: 17:00:26]
[IN Q=Our plans will]

((OUR PLANS WILL BE TO INVEST APPROXIMATELY FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 6 TO 12 MONTHS. THAT INCLUDES THE BUILDING AS WELL AS NEW TECHNOLOGY.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Townsend/InService America President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=as new technology.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company's major customers include Jerry Falwell and the U-S Army.
Officials say the expansion and transition should be complete by the end of the year.
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[11Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenager has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for a fatal shooting at a Roanoke night club.
Tremaine Richardson was sentenced yesterday for the murder of Prentice Jordan.
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[VO-NAT]


Richardson pled guilty to second-degree murder and firearms charges in April.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/September;]


The 16-year-old had also agreed to testify against Timothy Buford, the other young man charged in the murder at Easley's last year.
He didn't have to; Buford pled guilty last month.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[SS=HOLD]


Before he was sentenced, Richardson apologized to Jordan's family, and to his own, for what he did.

[Campaign-2000]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Two new polls suggest that Al Gore may be closing the gap with George W. Bush in the race for the White House.
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[VO-NAT]



A C-B-S News poll taken from Thursday through Sunday again shows Bush with a two-point lead, 43 to 41 percent among registered voters, within the survey's margin of error.
Bush's lead was eight points in May.
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[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The latest C-N-N--U-S-A Today-Gallup poll puts Bush at 48 percent to Gore's 46, another statistical tie, given that poll's four-point margin of error.

[11-I-73]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:28:29]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


One Roanoke neighborhood gets good news about the future path of Interstate 73, but the change could affect another part of the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A final decision on the route of the proposed highway won't come until early next year.
But the Virginia Department of Transportation says it is adjusting one of the alternatives that would have taken the road through the Riverland neighborhood.
That news is a relief to Riverland residents, but also raises the prospect that southeast roanoke or another section of the city will be affected.
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[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=I don't want to, so to speak]

((I DON'T WANT TO SO TO SPEAK, PUSH IT OUT OF MY BACK YARD, INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S. I'M FAVORING THE NO BUILD RIGHT NOW.))

[SUPER=01-Kathy Hill/Riverland Alert Neighbors;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=the no-build right now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another round of public hearings will be held in October, with a decision by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January or February of next year.
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[Princess-Bride]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An unusual love story played out Monday at an Immigration Hearing in San Diego.
An American soldier, and a middle eastern princess are fighting to stay together.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :]


U.S. Marine Jason Johnson and Meriam Al-Khalifa...the daughter of a Bahranian Sheik met while Johnson was assigned to a counter-terroism unit in the middle eastern country.
Forbidden by her family to see Johnson, their courtship was conducted in secret. When his tour of duty ended, she left the country in disguise, and is now seeking political asylum.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's all about honor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=watch me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson faces military discipline, while Al Khalifa awaits a ruling from the INS... but both say they'd do it all over again.
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[11Submarine]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC45:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Virginia Tech students are trying to break a world record this week with their human-powered submarine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Tech Video;]


The engineering students spent more than two years designing and building the 9-by-2 foot submarine.
It's pedaled underwater by a driver who breathes using an air tank.
So far, the sub has performed well during practice runs in the Florida Keys and at a lake in West Virginia.
To break the world record, it will have to go more than 7 knots -- or 8 miles per hour -- and beat 12 competitors to the finish line.
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[SOT 2:00:26 - :37]
[IN Q=I feel really good]

((RON CALLIS/TEAM CAPTAIN: I FEEL REALLY GOOD BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS FINISHED BOAT AND IT'S WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT 2-1/2 YEARS AGO AND I'VE DRIVEN IT AND IT WORKS AND NOW THE NEXT STEP IS JUST TO SHOW IT OFF.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Callis/Team Captain;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=show it off.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students not only designed and built the sub, they also recruited sponsors to pay for its construction.
They compete Thursday through Sunday in California.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, two herbs may improve your memory and a new birth control may be released in a few years, this one is for men.
Doctor Dave Hnida has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM HERE'S A STUDY THAT MAY BE WORTH REMEMBERING- A COMBINATION OF THE TWO HERBS: GINKO BILOBA AND GINSENG- MAY IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY.

VT=VO

RESEARCHERS AT THE WORLD PSYCHIATRY CONFERENCE SAY WHEN HEALTHY PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40-65 TOOK THE TWO HERBS FOR THREE MONTHS- THEY HAD BETTER CONCENTRATION, MEMORY, AND EYE HAND COORDINATION.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- MEN GET READY FOR YOUR OWN BIRTH CONTROL PILL. RESEARCHERS IN SCOTLAND SAY THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A MALE PILL THAT IS 100% EFFECTIVE AND HAS NO DAMAGING SIDE EFFECTS. THE PILL CONTAINS A SMALL AMOUNT OF A FEMALE HORMONE AND ALSO SOME TESTOSTERONE. ITS DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THE MALE PILL IN THAT IT DID NOT CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR SEVERE ACNE. AND BEST OF ALL- MEN BECAME FERTILE AGAIN AFTER THEY STOPPED THE PILL. THIS MALE PILL SHOULD BE READY TO GO WITHIN A FEW YEARS.

VT=VO

FINALLY- HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN YOUR CHILD A LIQUID ANTIBIOTIC AND THEN DISCOVERED YOU DONT HAVE ENOUGH TO FINISH SAY A FULL TEN DAY COURSE.ITS A COMMON PROBLEM- A RESEARCHERS WANTED TO FIND OUT WHY. A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FINDS PHARMACISTS ARE NOT TO BLAME- THEY'RE MIXING THE MEDICINE AS DIRECTED- BUT OVER TIME WHAT HAPPENS IS LIQUID MEDICATION THICKENS UP- STICKING TO THE SIDES OF THE BOTTLE AND TO MEDICINE CUPS- SO PARENTS WIND UP 2-3 DAYS SHORT. RESEARCHERS SAY IF YOU RUN OUT- BRING THE BOTTLE BACK TO THE PHARMACY- AND GET MORE ANTIBIOTIC.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OFF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)

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


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


A search will resume this morning on the New River in Pulaski County. Authorities fear a 13- year- old boy drowned yesterday near the Pepper's Ferry Bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


Negotiations are going down to the wire at Camp David, where the effort to craft a new Mideast peace plan continues.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


More uncertainty for the region's tobacco growers, as they worry about the impact of the 145- million dollar tobacco settlement.
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[ANCHOR=joeD]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday July 18-th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Pulaski-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net?]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Rescue crews will continue searching the New River this morning for a 13 year old boy who apparently drowned.
The search began yesterday around 5 o'clock near the Peppers Ferry Bridge in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

The 13 year old boy was apparently swimming across the river with two females believed to be his sisters. Witnesses say the current became too strong and the three couldn't reach the other side.
Lifeguard ten helped out in the search by flying over the river and divers searched through the water for the boy.
[SOT 1:12:12]
[INQ=]

((JOHN CASEY/REMSI: THERE IS A CONCENTRATED EFFORT WHERE THE VICTIM SUBMERGED AS INDICATED BY WITNESSES THAT'S THE CONCENTRATION OF OUR EFFORTS.))
[Super=01-John Casey/REMSI;]
[RUNS=9]
[OUTQ=our efforts]
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[VO-NAT]

Meantime, Deputy Seth Chamberline jumped in and took one of the females to the shore and then went after a bystander who had gone in to help but wound up needing help himself. The second female made it to shore by herself. All three were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


President Clinton says he wants a middle east peace deal by Wednesday of this week.
But as Jennifer Jones reports, there are few clues to what's going on behind the closed doors of Camp David.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=By now]
[SUPER=03-Camp David; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman; :27 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=JJ CBS News Washington]


((By now, President Clinton had hoped for some sign of resolve between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders...instead Clinton is conceding the Peace Summitas one of his most difficult moments in the way of negotiations.
"God it's Hard" he told the New York Daily News.."It's like nothing I've ever dealt with". That was after 6 full days of peace talks ...and on this 7th day it appears to more of the same.
[SOT]

((Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesperson: Those meetings have been described to me as serious and intensive.))
This as Israeli Prime Minister Barak and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat look for resolution to issues that have been in dispute for 52-years. The borders of a Palestinian state, the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinians and Israelis on the West Bank.
[NAT SOT]


Meanwhile far from serenity of Camp David, tens-of-thousands of demonstrators from both sides denouncing any sign of their respective leader giving in. Palestinians calling on Arafat to remain firm on Palestinian demands as Israelis remind Barak of the force he would face should he concede to Arafat. [STD UP CLOSE] President Clinton is set to leave for Japan Wednesday for an economic summit...and while he is doubtful the leaders will reach an agreement...the President is hopeful at least some progress will be made before the two sides go their separate ways.
Jennifer Jones CBS News Washington))

[Marriage-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


President Clinton may soon find the so-called ``marriage-penalty'' tax cut package on his desk.
The Senate is expected to approve the G-O-P legislation today, and send it to the House.
The bill would cut 248 (b) billion dollars in income taxes over the next ten years, but Democrats say the bill would cut taxes for couples who don't pay penalties now and would give unnecessarily large tax cuts to upper-income people.
Republicans are trying to make sure the tax cut is on Clinton's desk before the G-O-P national convention opens J

uly 31st. Clinton has threatened a veto unless he gets a Medicare prescription drug bill.[11Tobacco-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC2:18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


The tobacco industry deceived smokers now its facing 145 billion dollars in punitive damages- If big tobacco has to actually pay that amount, tobacco farmers will be among those on the loosing end.
Farmers say their livelihood is already more uncertain than the generation before them, and the uncertainty is growing everyday.
Surae Chinn has reaction from farmers in Southside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stephen Woltz grows]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :15 quick!]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :22]
[SUPER=01-James Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :43]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Nunn/Tobacco Farmer; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News7, Halifax County.]

(( Stephen Woltz grows tobacco with his dad on the family farm. His two children come along to help out. Everyday the three generations of the Woltz family tend their crop. Lately, the fears have grown as large as their tobacco field.
[SOT 13:34]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S DEPRESSING TO KNOW YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS ANYMORE.)) [RUNS:05] ((SURAE CHINN REPORTING: WITH SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY, PEOPLE LIKE THE WOLTZ FAMILY WONDER HOW MUCH LONGER THEY CAN SUPPORT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS BY GROWING TOBACCO))
This is James Woltz's 50th crop. Tobacco is what he's known all of his life and He wonders how the largest punitive damage awarded in U.S. History will affect his son's livelihood.
[SOT 22:23]

((JAMES WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: IT WORRIES ME HE'S GOT THESE CHILDREN TO SEND TO SCHOOL. IT'S GOING TO BE A HARDSHIP.)) [RUNS:07]
A hardship that may never be passed down to the youngest generation of his family.
[SOT 14:40 please cover bite]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: THINKING OF THEM THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO THAT'S ONE THING.)) [RUNS:05]
Other farmers in Southside aren't waiting for the next generation to do something else. People like Glenn Nunn have started another business to help support their declining tobacco income.
[SOT 6:00]

((GLENN NUNN/TOBACCO FARMER: YES IT'S A DYING ART OR DYING WAY OF MAKING A LIVING. IT'S SAD.)) [RUNS:06]
[SOT 13:14]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: I THINK ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE GETTING THE BIG SETTLEMENT. THEY ARE JUST CUTTING OUR THROATS. IF THEY GET ANY MONEY OUT OF IT.)) [RUNS:08]
Whether they do or not, tobacco farmers say they will take a hit because of the verdict. Surae Chinn, News7, Halifax County.))

[11King]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:29:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Vivian Joyce King was said to be a good nurse, but she didn't have a license.
That's why she appeared in the Roanoke Circuit Court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April;]


The 37-year-old Glenvar native entered a no contest plea to a charge of practicing without a license.
Prosecutors dropped the other count she was facing.
King's situation came to light this spring, when she couldn't produce her license for her boss, osteopathic physician Joan Resk.
King will not have to serve any jail time.
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[School-shooting]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


A suburb of Seattle is the latest community where a young student has opened fire in a public school.
No one was hurt yesterday, but as Manuel Gallegus reports, the young shooter is still on the loose.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Another school shooting]
[SUPER=03-Renton, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Trie/Student; :15]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=MG CBS News Los Angeles]


((Another school shooting, this time at a middle school in the Seattle suburb of renton. police say a thirteen year old boy, armed with a gun, began firing in the cafeteria. Students scrambled for cover. No one was hit.
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


The summer school students were on their lunch break when the attack occurred. The young gunman reportedly fired a shot, and ordered all the students on stage. Thats when it became chaotic. Eventually, the boy with the weapon ran away.
Students were frightened, but a woman who works on the campus says she isn't surprised by the violence.
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


An armored car was brought in to help remove adults and students who were locked in the school.
Police don't know what prompted the student to begin firing.
Manuel gallegus, CBS news Los Angeles.))



[11Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:29:57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A fourth generation farmer from Mecklenburg County hopes to represent the fifth district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville;]


34-year old John Boyd kicked off his campaign for Congress.
He's calling it the "Do Something" campaign tour.
He says his top priorities are education, technology, jobs and farming.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Part of my]

((JOHN BOYD/(D)-5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: PART OF MY CAMPAIGN EFFORTS IS TO OFFER DEBT RELIEF FOR TOBACCO FARMERS FOR INDIVIDUAL EFFECTED BY THE 50 PERCENT QUOTA LOSS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS AND THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR DEBT RELIEF FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.))
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=Department of Agriculture.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boyd is the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association.
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[11Allen-DNA]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC21:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Since 1993, D-N-A evidence has solved more than 100 crimes in Virginia -- where NO other clues existed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


The state has the best D-N-A database in the nation.
Now, former Governor and U-S Senate candidate George Allen wants the federal budget to include 150- million dollars to help all 50 states develop databases that can be searched by other states.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:33:52]
[IN Q=There are]

((GEORGE ALLEN/U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THERE ARE 400 THOUSAND DNA SAMPLES IN THE WHOLE NATION. 120 THOUSAND OF THOSE ARE IN VIRGINIA. SO YOU REALIZE THAT THERE'S STATES, BIG STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, ILLINOIS, TEXAS, THAT REALLY HAVE BIG BACKLOGS. THE ONLY STATES THAT ARE EVEN CLOSE TO VIRGINIA IN HAVING A SUBSTANTIAL DATABANK ARE ILLINOIS AND FLORIDA. SO OTHER STATES--THEY NEED HELP.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=they need help.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's opponent, incumbent Senator Chuck Robb says it's a good idea.
Robb's campaign spokesman says the Senator's voted to increase the federal D-N-A databank budget by 30 million dollars this year.
He says Allen voted against a 1991 federal crime bill that would have funded the program.
Allen was a congressman at the time.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Joe/Spa]
[ANCHOR=Joe]


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


Rescue crews will continue searching the New River this morning for a 13 year old boy who apparently drowned.
He was swimming across the river near the Peppers Ferry Bridge with two females believed to be his sisters. The two females and a bystander who went into help were taken to a nearby hospital with non life threatening injuries.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Joe]

The Virginia Department of Transportation says it is adjusting one of the alternative Interstate 73 routes that would have taken the road through the Riverland neighborhood.
The news is a relief to Riverland residents, but also raises the prospect that southeast roanoke or another section of the city will be affected.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Joe]


A teenager has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for a fatal shooting at a Roanoke night club.
Tremaine Richardson was sentenced yesterday for the murder of Prentice Jordan.
Richardson pled guilty to second-degree murder and firearms charges in April.
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[ANCHOR=Steve Live]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Joe]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6]
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[Double Boxes=Joe and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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