[Campaign-2000]

[ANCHOR=JoeD]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George W. Bush is expected to name his choice for a running mate tomorrow.
Most of the attention centers on the man who directed Bush's search -- former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney... but campaign officials say no one has a lock on the job.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
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[IN Q=On the weekend]
[SUPER=01-Karl Rove/Bush Campaign Strategist; :12]
[SUPER=01-William Bennett/Republican Activist; :41]
[SUPER=01-John Danforth/Former Missouri Senator; :59]
[SUPER=01-Bob Shrum/Gore Senior Advisor; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=LC CBS News Washington]


((ON THE WEEKEND BEFORE GEORGE W. BUSH'S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ANNOUNCEMENT ON A RUNNING MATE ... WASHINGTON INSIDERS WERE NAMING NAMES -- AND HEDGING THEIR BETS -- ON JUST WHO THAT CHOICE MIGHT BE. ((KARL ROVE/BUSH CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST: I'm sure there's lots of speculation, lots of people suggesting their in the know, but only one person is really in the know."))
RIGHT NOW, THE FRONT-RUNNER APPEARS TO BE FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY AND WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, DICK CHENEY.
SPECULATION SURROUNDING CHENEY GREW ON FRIDAY, WHEN HE CHANGED HIS VOTER REGISTRATION FROM TEXAS TO WYOMING ... THEREBY AVOIDING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT WOULD HAVE BARRED A BUSH-CHENEY TICKET.
DESPITE A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS, MANY REPUBLICANS SAY CHENEY -- WHO ONCE SERVED PRESIDENT BUSH -- WOULD BE AN ASSET TO HIS SON AS WELL.z ((WILLIAM BENNETT/REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST: This is a man of great solidity comes to mind. He's real conservative, a true conservative. But not a conservative who the Democrats can easily caricature and make fun of.))
MEANWHILE, ANOTHER NAME HAS RESURFACED AS A TOP CONTENDER -- FORMER MISSOURI SENATOR JOHN DANFORTH -- EVEN THOUGH HE'S RELUCTANT TO RETURN TO PUBLIC OFFICE. (( john danforth/former missouri senator: I think there are other people out there who are very, very good and who would be very good vice presidents.))
OTHER CANDIDATES FOR THE V-P SLOT INCLUDE OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR FRANK KEATING ... AND FORMER JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, COLIN POWELL.
AND EVEN THOUGH DOZENS OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE URGING BUSH TO PICK ARIZONA SENATOR, JOHN MCCAIN, THE CHANCES OF SUCH A UNION ARE FADING FAST.
CRITICS SAY THE BUSH SELECTION PROCESS HAS BEEN POORLY HANDLED. ((bob shrum/gore senior advisor:It's almost become a spectacle. I think at this point he looks a little indecisive.))
ALL THAT REPUBLICAN LEADERS CAN DO NOW IS WAIT AND SEE IF BUSH'S CHOICE WILL GIVE THEM THE MOMENTUM THEY NEED ... AS THEY HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK'S CONVENTION.
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

[11Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15; TC 1:42:28]
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The family of a Radford man sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to kill a judge speaks out.
Family members of Derrick Chapman say they're outraged at the conviction and sentence he received.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Prosecutors say Chapman was hired by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs and DeMoranville's parents for two million dollars. But while DeMoranville was in jail on another charge he told authorities he wasn't serious about the assassinations - and that Chapman meant to go through with it. On Thursday, DeMoranville was sentenced to probation. Chapman, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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((CALVIN CHAPMAN: THEY WERE OUT TO GET DERRICK THERE'S NO WAY THAT DERRICK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN 30 YEARS AND CHRIS NOT GET A DAY IN JAIL. I DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK AT IT IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT JUSTICE, NO WHERE IN THE LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Chapman/Derrick Chapman's Father]
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[VO-NAT]

The Chapman family says it plans to appeal the sentence and fight to the Supreme Court if they have to.
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[11Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-16; TC 1:53:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The congregation of Lexington Presbyterian Church pulls together .. just days after fire destroys the sanctuary.
Joy Sutton reports while the flames might have destroyed their house of worship, they didn't destroy the church members' faith.
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[IN Q=With heavy hearts]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Klein/Church Pastor; :14]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Tuesday; :30]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :34]
[SUPER=01-Westbrook Barritt/Church Member; :44]
[SUPER=01-L. Randolph Harrison/Former Pastor; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Lou Stuart/Church Member;1:30]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington]







[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfire]


The wildfire burning in Mesa Verde National Park has nearly tripled in size. The fire has grown to at least 17-thousand acres, and is now raining ash on surrounding towns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cortez, CO]


Hundreds of firefighters are struggling against hot weather and rough terrain, battling a fierce fire which has spread quickly through the nation's largest archaeological preserve.
A spokesman for the team fighting the wildfire says it's feeding on itself -- creating wind currents that allow it to expand fast and unpredictably.
No serious injuries or structural damage have been reported, but officials say there is no relief in sight.
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[11Henry-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Fatal Ax]

An accident in Henry County left one woman dead. State police say a Chevrolet pickup traveling west on Moore's Mill Road around one yesterday morning ran off the road and struck some trees. They believe 44-year-old Debra Jackson of Spencer was a passenger in the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 44-year-old Michael Nuckles, was airlifted to a hospital in North Carolina.

[11Emergency-Room]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC 1:37:55]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital]


After a year of construction the new emergency room at the Lewis Gale Medical Center is ready for business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Yesterday, the hospital held an open house to allow visitors to tour the facility.
The new E-R is twice as large as the old one.
Hospital officials say that will mean more comfort for patients.
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[SOT15:29:26]
[IN Q=The big thing was]

((DR. MARK TRIPP/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BIG THING WAS OVERCROWDING, ON ANY BUSY SUNDAY OR MONDAY, WE WOULD HAVE MULTIPLE PATIENTS LINE UP IN THE HALLS WITH NO PRIVACY, THIS WAY WE'VE GOT MORE, SPACE AND MORE PLACES TO EXAMINE PATIENTS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Tripp/Director of Emergency Services]
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[OUT Q=the patients]
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[VO-NAT]


The new emergency room has a circular driveway to make it easier for EMS workers to unload patients.
The Medical Center also plans to house a radiology department in the facility within the next six months.
The emergency room will officially open its doors at Midnight, Wednesday.
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[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, don't let jet lag put a damper on your summer vacation.

Doctor Dave Hnida has some tips in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Length: Source: NEWSPATH Reporter: Dr. Dave Hnida
Information:
VT=VO

IF YOUVE GOT A LONG PLANE TRIP PLANNED THIS SUMMER, ODDS ARE YOU'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH JET LAG. ITS SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS MORE THAN 90% OF LONG DISTANCE TRAVELERS WHO PASS THROUGH AT LEAST 2-3 TIME ZONES. THE INTERNAL TIME CLOCK THAT GOVERNS HEART RATE TO DIGESTION TO MENTAL FUNCTION GETS CONFUSED- MAKING YOU FEEL LOUSY FOR A FEW DAYS AFTER ARRIVING AND SO TODAY SOME TIPS TO HELP YOUR BODY CLOCK ADJUST.
GRFX FIRST: EAT LIGHTLY- AND LOW FAT.NOW SOME PEOPLE CLAIM A SPECIAL HIGH PROTEIN DIET WILL BLUNT THE EFFECTS OF LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL- CLINICAL STUDIES HOWEVER HAVE FAILED TO CONFIRM THIS.
GRFX STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL.
GRFX DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. DEHYDRATION- WHICH IS COMMON DURING PLANE TRAVEL- CAN REALLY WORSEN THE EFFECTS OF JET LAG.
GRFX YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO BEGIN YOUR ADJUSTMENT A WEEK OR SO BEFORE- WHEN TRAVELING EAST GET UP A HALF HOUR EARLIER EACH DAY- TRAVELLING WEST SLEEP AN 1/2 HOUR LATER EACH DAY.
GRFX AND ONCE YOU DO ARRIVE YOU CAN USE THE SUN TO RESET YOUR BODY CLOCK.

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IF YOU'VE GONE EAST TRY TO GET AS MUCH EARLY MORNING SUN AS POSSIBLE- WHEN TRAVELLING WEST GET AS MUCH AFTERNOON SUN AS POSSIBLE. HAVE A GOOD TRIP. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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


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


A suspected murderer continues to hold an infant, a teen-ager and an adult woman hostage near Orlando, Florida.
Authorities say the man promised to release the hostages after local stations broadcast a statement he made. The statement was aired -- but the three hostages have not been released.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


Relatives of a Radford man who was sentenced to 30 years in prison are speaking out.
Derrick Chapman was convicted of conspiring to kill a judge... but the man who allegedly hatched the plot, then told police, has received probation.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JDA]


And two extraordinary Americans have posted impressive victories in Europe... Lance Armstrong took the Tour De France... while Tiger Woods was winning the British Open...
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[ANCHOR=JDA]


And that's what's making news on this Monday July 24-th.
[ANCHOR=STEVE]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Hostage-Situation]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Negotiations continue in Orlando, Florida where a gunman is holding 3 hostages.
He did release two others on Sunday, and made an emotional plea for forgiveness.
Gerald Reznick reports.
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[SUPER=03-Orange Co., FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Spencer Siegel/Petron's Attorney; :29]
[SUPER=02-Jamie Petron/Hostage Taker; :46]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Reznick/Reporting; 1:06]
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[2-11Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15; TC 1:42:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Family members of Derrick Chapman say they're outraged at the conviction and sentence he received for conspiring to kill a judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Prosecutors say Chapman was hired by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs and DeMoranville's parents for two million dollars. But while DeMoranville was in jail on another charge he told authorities he wasn't serious about the assassination - and that Chapman meant to go through with it. On Thursday, DeMoranville was sentenced to probation. Chapman, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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[SOT 1:39:10]
[IN Q=They were]

((CALVIN CHAPMAN: THEY WERE OUT TO GET DERRICK THERE'S NO WAY THAT DERRICK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN 30 YEARS AND CHRIS NOT GET A DAY IN JAIL. I DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK AT IT IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT JUSTICE, NO WHERE IN THE LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Chapman/Derrick Chapman's Father]
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[VO-NAT]

The Chapman family says it plans to appeal the sentence and fight to the Supreme Court if they have to.
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[Tour-De-France]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Two extraordinary Americans are celebrating big wins in Europe.
In Scotland, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win a career Grand Slam, while across the English Channel, Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the second year in a row.
Tom Fenton reports on what they did to prove they're the best in the world.
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[IN Q=His victory]
[SUPER=04-ABC Sports; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Memshaw/Author; :49]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :58]
[SUPER=04-Armstrong Family Photo; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=TF CBS News London]


((His victory was assured. Tiger Woods biggest challenge at the end of the British Open point was nerves as he faced becoming the youngest...and only the fifth...to win all four of golf's grand slam events.
He did it with the biggest winning margin ever at the British Open...19 under par, 8 shots ahead of the second place finishers .. watched by a record attendance at St. Andrews ...49,000 spectators, including his mother.
And he accepted it with generous words for his opponents and the calm confidence that has become his trademark ((TO COME BACK HERE AND TO FINALLY WIN HERE IS TRULY SPECIAL AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR AND DEFENDING MY TITLE )) ((MICHAEL MEWSHAW/AUTHOR: already they are talking about him playing against himself that he's uh, going out not looking over his shoulder seeing what other people are doing but setting his goals, and trying to achieve them and playing against himself. ))
And that is what another American champion was doing at the same time in another sport, in France. Both Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong are exceptional athletes. Woods the golfer with incredible talent, and Armstrong, the bicycle racer who faced incredible odds.
This was Armstrong's second victory in a row in the Tour de France, the world's most important bicycle race, four years after the cancer that almost took his life. He has also captured the imagination of the world.
I think the terrific interest is in people who not only win but who revolutionize the whole sport in doing so
Armstrong's personal victory was symbolized by his year old baby, born after Lance's recovery from testicular cancer.
But both of these American heros have raised their sport to new levels, and for both perhaps the lesson of the day was that excellence is its own reward.

Tom Fenton, CBS News, London))[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=joeD]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=MIDEAST PEACE TALKS]


President Clinton is back, and the talks continue, but a Mideast peace agreement continues to elude negotiators.
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[VO-NAT]


The president rejoined the talks last evening, after flying home from Japan -- where he had attended the G-Eight summit.
Upon his return to Camp David, Clinton went straight into meetings with the U-S team, followed by meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
As the talks enter their 14th day, the main point of dispute remains Jerusalem -- the holy city claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians as a capital.
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[2-11Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-16; TC 1:53:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Less than a week after fire destroyed the sanctuary of Lexington Presbyterian Church the congregation comes together.

Joy Sutton reports while the flames might have destroyed their house of worship, they didn't destroy the church members' faith.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With heavy hearts]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Klein/Church Pastor; :14]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Tuesday; :30]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :34]
[SUPER=01-Westbrook Barritt/Church Member; :44]
[SUPER=01-L. Randolph Harrison/Former Pastor;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Lou Stuart/Church Member;1:30]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington]







[2-11Emergency-Room]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC 1:37:55]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital]

Lewis Gale Medical Center has a new emergency room, but it's not open yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Yesterday, the hospital held an open house to allow visitors to tour the facility.
The new E-R is twice as large as the old one.
Hospital officials say that will mean more comfort for patients.
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[SOT15:29:26]
[IN Q=The big thing was]

((DR. MARK TRIPP/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BIG THING WAS OVERCROWDING, ON ANY BUSY SUNDAY OR MONDAY, WE WOULD HAVE MULTIPLE PATIENTS LINE UP IN THE HALLS WITH NO PRIVACY, THIS WAY WE'VE GOT MORE, SPACE AND MORE PLACES TO EXAMINE PATIENTS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Tripp/Director of Emergency Services]
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[OUT Q=the patients]
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[VO-NAT]


The new emergency room has a circular driveway to make it easier for EMS workers to unload patients.
The Medical Center also plans to house a radiology department in the facility within the next six months.
The emergency room will officially open its doors at Midnight, Wednesday. (------------)