[Concorde]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin]


Investigators are combing through the wreckage of the Concorde crash outside Paris, after finding the plane's flight recorders late last night.
At least 113 people died in yesterday's crash.
Most of them were German tourists.
Air France officials say the crash MIGHT have been caused by a fire in the engine.
Manuel Gallegus joins us now with the latest on the investigation.


[Live=take Newspath Full]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Reuters;]
[SUPER=02-Judy Chiancola/Witness;]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Korenke/Air France Vice-President;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=New York City]

(( Courtesy: Reuters This picture of the doomed Air France Concorde...taken moments before it crashed is an image those who witnessed the disaster will never forget.

SOT: Voice of: Judy Chiancola/Witness

"The plane was ascending and the rear of the plane was all engulfed in flames you could see the tail was all in flames."
Courtesy: Reuters It is also a picture investigators will be studying closely...It clearly shows there was a fire... That information-- as well as what investigators learn from the two black boxes they have already found--could provide crucial clues as to what exactly -caused- the supersonic jet to fall from the sky just after take-off.

SOT: CHRISTOPHER KORENKE/VP, AIR FRANCE

"The fullest resources of Air France are devoted to this accident both to attending to the needs of the family members and to working with aviation authorities."
Tuesday's crash, which killed all 109 on board and 4 people on the ground is the first for a Concorde. And airline executives aren't taking any chances. Until more is known about why the jet went down, both Air France and British Airways have decided to stop flying it.

SOT: CHRISTOPHER KORENKE/VP, AIR FRANCE

"For the moment, the fleet will be grounded, for the moment, the remaining five are grounded."
The trip on this high-flying plane for high paying passengers was to be the first leg of a vacation that included a Caribbean cruise aboard this luxury ship docked in New York City. ))
[Live=Take newspath Full]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]
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[Bootleg-Tapes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A state trooper who pulled over an aggressive driver on I-81 yesterday discovered 20-thousand dollars in bootlegged video tapes and C-Ds in the man's car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

A total of 17-hundred movies, including some still in movie theaters, were confiscated by police. Nearly 250 C-D's were seized as well. Police estimate the street value of the merchandise at around ten dollars a piece.
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[SOT@8:53:03]
[IN Q=The quality of...]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: THE QUALITY OF THE RECORDINGS TYPICALLY ARE NOT GOING TO BE AS THOSE THEY COULD PURCHASE COMMERCIALLY AND YOU KNOW THIS COSTS THE RECORDING INDUSTRY A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY EACH YEAR WITH PIRATED RECORDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Foster/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=pirated recordings]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Police have charged 30-year-old Rupert Sylvester James and 35-year-old Keith Liverpool with four counts each of felony conspiracy .. They're being held in the Montgomery County Jail. The movies and C-D's were being taken from New York to Georgia or Florida.

[11Roanoke-River;]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 22:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


People concerned about the future of The Roanoke River basin met for a public meeting last night.
Water supplies are depleting especially now that other localities such as the Raleigh Durham area want to dip into that supply.
Surae Chinn has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Rowland/Concerned Resident; :14]
[SUPER=@Surae1;:32]
[SUPER=@Bennett; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Tom Brawner/Roanoke River Basin Association; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-John Fields/Concerned Resident; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=News 7, Halifax County]


(( It has come down to the quantity and quality of the Roanoke River Basin. Tom Rowland owns 7600 acres near the Dan River in Halifax County. He runs the Falkland Farms hunting plantation.
[SOT 35:25]

((TOM ROWLAND/CONCERNED RESIDENT: IT'S A MANAGED FOR WILDLIFE HABITAT WE BRING A LOT OF TOURISM FOR THIS STATE))
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But he's worried those tourism dollars could be declining just like the nearby water levels.
[SOT 35:14]

((TOM ROWLAND/CONCERNED RESIDENT: WE HAD BABY DUCKS BORN LAST YEAR THAT NEVER LEARNED TO SWIM BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE WATER.))
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[SOT 41:10]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: SOME PEOPLE LIKE TOM ROWLAND SAY OUR RESOURCES ARE BEING THREATENED BY LOW WATER LEVELS, HIGH DEMAND AND HIGH AMOUNTS OF TOXINS--ALL ISSUES BEING DISCUSSED AT A PUBLIC MEETING.))
[RUNS=]
[NATSOT 20:20 FIRST RONAOKE BASIN SUMMIT]


Halifax County Delegate Ted Bennett, other political leaders, conservationists, residents and many other concerned people came together to talk about their concerns and hopes to get a unified voice to promote better management of the Roanoke River Basin..something that hasn't been inplace before.
[SOT 25:00]

((TED BENETT/HALIFAX CO. DELEGATE: ARE A RESULT OF POLITICS, GREED AND INGNORAMOUSES.))
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[SOT 15:04]

((TOM BRAWNER/ROANOKE RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION: THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH WATER AS IT IS CURRENTLY MANAGED.))
And yet the Raleigh Durham area wants to tap in...something Virginia Beach has been doing.
[SOT 18;02]

((JOHN FIELDS/CONSERVATIONIST: IT CONSTRAINS THE SUPPLY AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUE AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE.))
[RUNS=]


As Tom Rowland put it he doesn't mind giving water to people who need it he just wishes he could control the spicket.Surae Chinn News 7 Halifax County. ))

[11Kmart]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=KMart Store Closings]


K-Mart will need about four months to close down 72 of its less-profitable stores in 28 states.
One store in our region is on the closing list ... the K-Mart in Princeton, West Virginia.




[11Henry-Juvenile;]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-27 10:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 13 year old Henry County teenager who fatally shot his friend pleaded guilty to reckless handling of a firearm.

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say 13 year old Brandon Lee Moore was shot and killed accidently in May by his best friend.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./May 6;]


The teen initially was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Henry County Commonweath's Attorney Bob Bushnell says the lesser charge is an appropriate resolution and he says the victim's family wanted the most lenient punishment.
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[11Miller]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-28 25:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Halifax County man who held off police for seven hours and fired shots at them has been convicted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston/August 1999]


Kevin Miller was on trial yesterday and was convicted on seven charges including attempted capital murder on two police officers.
Miller held off police in a South Boston motel room nearly a year ago.
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[11Swimming-Class]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Virginia, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children up to 19 years of age.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But the American Red Cross says teaching kids how to swim could make all the difference in saving their lives.
For the past 15 years the American Red Cross has offered its learn to swim program in the summer.
But this year was the first time the service was offered free of charge, thanks to a grant from the downtown Roanoke rotary group.
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[SOT15:56;15]
[IN Q=As a parent of five]

((BETSY COMBS: AS A PARENT OF FIVE CHILDREN YOU'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO AROUND THE POOL WATER, THE LAKE WATER, THE OCEAN WATER, MY LITTLE ONE HAVE NO FEAR AND THEY CHARGE RIGHT FOR THE WATER SO IF THEY GOING TO GO INTO THE WATER I WANT TO KNOW THEY'RE WATER SAFE. I WANT TO KNOW THAT THEY CAN GET THEMSELVES UP AND PROPEL THEMSELVES TO THE SIDE))
[SUPER=01-Betsy Combs/Parent]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=to the side]
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[VO-NAT]


The kids not only learn the basics of swimming but survival skills as well.
The Red Cross hopes grant funding will continue that will allow them to offer the program for free.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, new information about laser surgery. It might not help you in the dark.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM A BIG CAUTION IF YOURE GOING IN FOR LASER SURGERY TO IMPROVE YOUR VISION. IT MAY WORSEN YOUR VISION- AT NIGHT.

VT=VO

A NEW STUDY FROM THE LONDON CENTER FOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY FINDS MORE THAN HALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAD UNDERGONE LASIK OR PRK TO IMPROVE THEIR VISION FAILED A NIGHT VISION TEST. THAT MEANS MORE GLARE - MORE HALOS- AND POORER VISION WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT- IN SOME CASES POOR NIGHT VISION IS PERMANENT THOSE MOST AT RISK FOR THIS SIDE EFFECT- YOUNGER PEOPLE- IN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S- .BUT CAN HAPPEN AT ALL AGES. BOTTOM LINE- POOR VISION AT NIGHT IS A SIDE EFFECT YOU NEED TO ASK ABOUT BEFORE HAVING THE LASER DONE.
ON CAM FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1988, HIV HAS DROPPED OUT OF THE TOP FIFTEEN CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. STILL NUMBER ONE, HEART DISEASE- FOLLOWED BY CANCER, STROKE, EMPHYSEMA AND ACCIDENTS.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- IF ITS OVER THE COUNTER- IT MUST BE SAFE- RIGHT? WRONG SAYS A STUDY IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE WHICH FINDS MOST ADULTS MISUSE OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBAL PRODUCTS. AS A RESULT- YOU CAN SUFFER DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS OR HAVE REACTIONS TO MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTORS. THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT- BRING ALL THE MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS YOU NORMALLY TAKE- SO YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR ARE ON THE SAME PAGE WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING YOU HEALTHY.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME FOR 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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


French officials have found the flight recorders from the Concorde plane that crashed just outside Paris yesterday.

Authorities say both recorders were damaged in yesterday's crash.
At least 113 people died-- most of them German tourists.
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[VO-NAT]


It couldn't compare to the tragedy over Paris.. but a U-S Air engine blew on take off at the Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday.
In spite of the blown engine, the pilot was able to turn the plane around and return to the gate without further incident.
Passengers were re-routed on other aircraft.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And a former athletic trainer and teacher's aid in Radford admits he took advantage of two teenage students.
44- year old Cotton Easter was convicted of having sex with one of the 14- year old boys and inappropriately touching the other boy.
Easter apologized in court yesterday for his behavior.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, July 26. .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Concorde]


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


Investigators found the flight recorders late last night from the ill- fated Concorde, that crashed just outside Paris.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]


Authorities say both recorders were damaged in yesterday's crash.
At least 113 people died-- most of them German tourists.
In addition to the French investigation, a U-S safety investigator will also help, because the plane regularly flies to the United States.
A still photo shows flames coming from the back of the jet.
Air France says the crash appeared to have been caused by a fire in one of the engines.
Investigators are trying to determine what started the fire.
Meanwhile, France ordered other Concorde jets grounded for today, so that the planes can get safety checks.
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[11Jet-problem]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-23 51:17]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways]


It pales in comparison with the tragedy in France, but an engine blew ...on take off... in Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


U-S Airways flight 10-26 was just powering up to full speed when passengers heard a noise.
Some described it as an "explosion." Others called it a "pop."
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[SOT 2:06:35]
[IN Q=It was obvious]

((IT WAS OBVIOUS SOMETHING WAS WRONG. I'M JUST GLAD IT HAPPENED BEFORE WE GOT TO THE END OF THE RUNWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Lee West/Passenger]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=of the runway.]
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[VO-NAT]


In spite of the blown engine, the pilot was able to turn the plane around and return to the gate without further incident.
The 55 passengers bound for Pittsburgh had to be re-routed on other aircraft.
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[Bush-Cheney]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The Bush- Cheney Republican Presidential ticket hits the road for the first time today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]


This after George W- Bush made his running - mate choice official yesterday at a rally in Texas.
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[SOT 5:18:17]
[IN Q=I was impressed]

((GEORGE W. BUSH/(R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIS JUDGEMNET AND SOON CAME TO REALIZE THAT THE BEST QUALIFIED MAN FOR THE JOB WAS BY MY SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=by my side.]
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[VO-NAT]


Three months ago, Cheney assumed the responsibility of heading up Bush's Vice- Presidential selection team.
He says he'd NEVER expected to be the man chosen for the job.
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[SOT 5:18:50]
[IN Q=I saw his]

((DICK CHENEY/FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY: I SAW HIS SINCERITY. I WATCHED HIM MAKE DECISIONS, ALWAYS FAIR AND ALWAYS FIRM. AND IN THE END, I LEARNED HOW PERSUASIVE HE CAN BE.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Former Defense Secretary;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=HE CAN BE]
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[VO-NAT]


Starting in Cheney's home state of Wyoming, the pair will make several campaign stops leading up to next week's Republican convention in Philadelphia.
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[Springer-Slaying]


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


A Florida woman who'd been a guest on the Jerry Springer show was found dead in her home Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL;]


Nancy Campbell- Panitz had appeared on the talk show with her former husband and his new wife.
Police say Panitz's body was found the same day that the program, "Secret Mistresses Confronted" aired.
On the show, Panitz's ex -husband accused her of stalking him and his new wife.
Police are now looking for the couple to question them about Panitz's death.
Just two hours before the woman's body was discovered, deputies had been at the home to serve a restraining order.
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[11Pitts-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-21]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


There are now three Danville teenagers in custody and charged with murdering another teen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 6]


Pittsylvania County authorities arrested 19 year old Sean Antuan Clayborne and 18 year old Jesse Duran Stevens of Danville yesterday afternoon.
19 year old Javon Chauncey King was arrested last Friday.
The victim, 18 year old Antoine Lamont Jones was shot to death earlier this month.
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[2Bootleg-Tape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] Police have arrested a pair of bootleggers in Montgomery County .. But this time, it was counterfeit movies, and not moonshine. A state trooper pulled over a van on I-81 for aggressive driving yesterday- and discovered 20-thousand dollars worth of counterfeit tapes and C-Ds. Police say the street value of pirated movies is around 8 to 10 bucks .. But Meredyth Censullo reports, police remind you to think twice before buying a counterfeit flick.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People are shelling]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :29]
[SUPER=01-Tom Foster/Virginia State Police; :42]
[Super=19-Meredyth/Censullo;]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke]


((People are shelling out major cash for a night at the movies to see stars like Michele Pfifer and Harrison Ford...But what if someone offered you a copy of their new movie "What Lies Beneath" at a discount price? [NAT-BOXES@8:33:20] Some would-be bootleggers had about 20 copies of THAT movie to sell.
[NAT-SOT @ 8:43:34 "Photocopied album cover"]

C-D's too. But police say buying counterfeit tapes is bad news .. Knowingly purchasing pirated videos and C-Ds is illegal. There are some obvious signs the items you're buying aren't the real deal.. ((ANYTIME THEY'RE SEEING ITEMS SOLD FROM THE BACKS OF VEHICLES, STREET SIDE, THINGS OF THAT NATURE, THEN THEY SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS.)) [RUNS 09] And the quality of pirated products is substandard too. ((THE FACT THEY ARE COUNTERFEIT - IF YOU LOOK AT THEM CLOSELY IT'S PRETTY EVIDENT, THE PRINT QUALITY IS POOR, THE INTERIOR OF A CD CASE ITSELF MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY PRINTING AT ALL...)) [RUNS 08] The best solution, police say, buy from a reputible dealer .. And if you're approached by a boot-legger, give them the "SHAFT." Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The alleged boot-leggers, 30-year-old Rupert Sylvester James and 35-year-old Keith Laverpool are charged with four counts each of Felony Conspiracy.

Police believe the men were on their way to Florida or Georgia from New York.[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


Palestinian sources say there COULD be more Mideast peace talks, possible as early as next month.
That news comes after two weeks of peace negotiations collapsed yesterday at Camp David.
As Lee Cowan reports, the issue of how to divide Jerusalem proved too tough to solve this time around.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington]

((
Despite 15 days of tense and difficult negotiations -- the marathon talks designed to end a 52 year old conflict collapsed over the hardest issue of all -- sharing sovereignty of Jerusalem.

(SOT/CLINTON 12:16:38)

"They couldn't get there. That's the truth, they couldn't get there."

(LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE)



(NARR:)


Although disappointed, the President insisted that both sides had made significant progress on significant issues -- and both leaders vowed to continue hammering out a negotiated settlement that would bridge the gaps that still remain.

(SOT/CLINTON 12:11:09)

"I think they will be bridged because I think the alternative is unthinkable."

(NARR:)


Both sides are going home empty-handed -- an outcome that only increases the pressure to agree to something before September 13th -- the date when Palestinian leader Yasser Arfat has said he will declare a Palestinian state.

Without laying blame -- the President hinted that it was Arafat who seemed less willing to compromise than Prime Minister Ehud Barak -- who told a news conference later, he had been offering concessions all along.

(SOT/PRIME MINISTER EHUD BARKAK, ISRAEL 13:32:44)

'It takes two to tango, we cannot impose it on them. We are ready and if a partner will be there, there will be peace."

(NARR:)


Arafat says he remains committed to the process -- but in the wee hours of the morning, sent a letter to the President that which said saw no point in continuing if it meant concessions on Jerusalem.

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"Still, the President insists that a deal is possible -- perhaps before he leaves office. The key was getting the issues on the table for disscussion -- and that much has already been done. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."

))[11Easter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former athletic trainer and teacher's aid in the Radford school system admits he took advantage of two teenage students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


44- year old Cotton Easter was convicted of having sex with one of the 14- year old boys and inappropriately touching the other boy.
He says he was molested by an uncle as a child which is what attracted him to boys.
In court yesterday-- he apologized for his behavior.
But Radford's prosecutor argued that Easter is a predator.
The judge hearing the arguments sentenced Easter to 18- months in prison.
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[11Proctor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-20 1:36:09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The man who led Roanoke police on a chase all over town last August faces sentencing in November.
Yesterday, Gary Wayne Proctor pleaded "no contest" to malicious wounding and traffic counts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-In-Car Camera]


Police had an in-car camera rolling as a suspect eluded roadblocks, dodged seven bullets, rammed numerous vehicles, including a police cruiser- even tried to run over a pedestrian.
It's still not entirely clear what happened or why. That should become more apparent when Proctor is sentenced in November.
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[1181-barriers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-19 1:10:03]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Safety]

Safety on Interstate 81 is a growing concern.
A deadly accident Friday near Lexington was just the latest of many in which a vehicle crossed the median and into oncoming traffic.
Those accidents may have been less serious if concrete barriers were in place to separate north and southbound traffic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


V-DOT officials say they are aware of the need for more barriers on Interstates, but say the solution is not always feasible.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The center part of]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: THE CENTER PART OF THE INTERSTATE WAS NOT DESIGNED TO HAVE THAT MEDIAN THERE, I-81 WAS NOT DESIGNED THAT WAY SOME 50 YEARS AGO. THAT BEING SAID, THERE ARE PLACES THAT WE THINK ARE GOING TO HAVE CONCRETE BARRIERS ALONG I-81 WHEN IT IS WIDENED.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=it is widened.]
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[VO-NAT]


Concrete barriers are built to stop a 44-hundred pound truck traveling at 60 miles per hour from crossing into oncoming traffic.
V-DOT says some of the 10 billion dollars recently allocated to the state for road improvement may go toward concrete barriers.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


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


A state trooper who pulled over an aggressive driver on I-81 yesterday discovered 20-thousand dollars in bootlegged video tapes and C-Ds in the man's car. Police have charged 30-year-old Rupert Sylvester James and 35-year-old Keith Liverpool with four counts each of felony conspiracy.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A 13 year old Henry County teenager who fatally shot his friend pleaded guilty to reckless handling of a firearm.

The teen initially was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Henry County Commonweath's Attorney Bob Bushnell says the lesser charge is an appropriate resolution and he says the victim's family wanted the most lenient punishment.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A Halifax County man who held off police for seven hours and fired shots at them has been convicted on seven charges including attempted capital murder on two police officers.
Kevin Miller held off police in a South Boston motel room nearly a year ago.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It has been]
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[OUT Q=news 7 at 6]
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[Kimberly and Steve] (ad lib bye) (toss)