[Hostage-Plane]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A frightening ordeal for some New York airline passengers....
A gunman was holed up for nearly five hours inside a National Airlines jet at the John F- Kennedy Airport this morning.
Authorities say hostage negotiators managed to coax the man off the plane.
Manuel Gallegus has a wrap- up of what happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York; :00]
[SUPER=07-Justin Miller; :11]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Hendrickson/Passenger; :32]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Downing/Passenger; :40]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :57]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, New York. ]

((
A NATIONAL AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO LAS VEGAS NEVER GOT OFF THE GROUND THURSDAY NIGHT, AFTER AN ANGRY MAN WALKED ONTO THE PLANE ... BRANDISHING A GUN.

((SOT: JUSTIN MILLER))

"HE HAD A 45 ... PILED LIKE THAT."
THE SUSPECT TOOK THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT HOSTAGE ... AND ORDERED ALL 143 PASSENGERS AND OTHER CREW MEMBERS OFF THE PLANE. TRAVELERS THEN BEGAN EXITING THE FRONT AND REAR DOORS IN A MASSIVE FRENZY.

((SOT: ANTHONY HENDRICKSON/PASSENGER))



((SOT: JEFF DOWNING/PASSENGER))


THE GUNMAN LATER RELEASED THE TWO PILOTS, BUT STILL DEMANDED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE FROM THE ARGENTINE CONSULATE. HE FINALLY SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES EARLY THIS MORNING.

((SOT: Robert Boyle/Port Authority Executive Director ))


FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECT BYPASSED METAL DETECTORS AND SECURITY. PASSENGERS WHO BOARDED THE FLIGHT SAY THEY'RE NOT SURPRISED.

((SOT: ANTHONY ELIZA/PASSENGER))

"Security was garbage .. laid back they looked."

))[Concorde-Crash]


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


Crash investigators are getting a better idea of what brought down the Air France Concorde jet Tuesday.
Experts say clues are pointing to mechanical failure.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :48]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Cowan, CBS Gonesse, France]

((

(LOCATOR: PARIS)


IN PARIS, THE GRIEVING CAME FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE 113 VICTIMS OF TUESDAY'S CONCORDE DISASTER. NOW, ANOTHER STILL PHOTO HAS EMERGED THAT SHOWS THE JET WAS ALREADY ON FIRE EVEN BEFORE IT LEFT THE RUNWAY. IT IS JUST ANOTHER CLUE THAT INVESTIGATORS SAY POINTS TO MECHANICAL FAILURE. IN ADDITION, DEBRIS FROM THE PLANE WAS FOUND STREWN FROM THE RUNWAY ALL THE WAY TO THE CRASH SITE, INCLUDING BITS OF TIRE ON THE RUNWAY. THE FRENCH TRANSPORT MINISTRY ANNOUNCED THE CONCORDE'S BLACK BOXES REVEALED NOT JUST ONE BUT BOTH LEFT ENGINES MAY HAVE HAD A PROBLEM, AND THE JET'S LANDING GEAR MAY NOT HAVE RETRACTED ON TAKE OFF. THAT, THEY SAY, IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO BE ABLE TO RULE OUT SABOTAGE AND PROBABLY PILOT ERROR AS WELL, IN FACT, MOST ANALYSTS SAY THE CAPTAIN DID A REMARKABLE JOB OR KEEPING THE JET IN THE AIR AS LONG AS HE DID.

(COWAN BRIDGE)


GONESSE, FRANCE MAY HAVE BEEN THE LARGEST COMMUNITY NEAR THE CRASH SITE BUT THERE WERE A HOST OF OTHER SMALLER VILLAGES THAT WERE EVEN CLOSER, LIKE HERE IN THELLAY. RESIDENTS HERE ARE COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS.

SOT: MOS (NO NAME)

"LITTLE TO CLOSE... HAD IT GONE MORE HERE IT WOULD HAVE CRASHED THIS WAY, JUST HERE."
ANALYSTS DO NOT EXPECT AIR FRANCE TO SUFFER A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN BUSINESS REVENUES FROM THE CONCORDE ACCOUNT FOR LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF OVERALL EARNINGS AND FEW PASSENGERS ON BRITISH AIR, WHO HAS RESUMED FLYING THE CONCORDE ARE EXPRESSING ANY WORRY OVER THE PLANE'S SAFETY. STILL COMPENSATION FOR THE 113 VICTIMS COULD TOP TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, SOMETHING AN AIR FRANCE SPOKESMAN HAS SAID THE AIRLINE WOULD PAY AS A MATTER OF COURSE AND HAS ALREADY BEEN PAYING FOR VICTIMS FUNERAL EXPENSES.
LEE COWAN, CBS GONESSE, FRANCE.
))

[11Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-15 1:52:15]
[GRAPHIC=Pledge]


The recently-indicted Roanoke Police Officer is out of jail, free on bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Frederick Pledge spent nearly four days in jail. He was released yesterday when his girlfriend's father posted property in Martinsville, clearing the way for his release on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Court papers filed by his attorney this week indicate Pledge has been cooperating with investigators, since they broke it to him on June 9th that he was a criminal suspect.
Pledge was indicted a week ago, accused of racketeering and drug trafficking.
His attorney says Pledge maintains his innocence.
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[11Rising-Star]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-16 2:03:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A judge has ruled that eight hundred kids can no longer compete in soccer leagues at a Roanoke County sports camp.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Roanoke County planners sued Rising Star Sports Camp .. saying it had turned into a commercial day care center .. in an area zoned for agriculture. Judge Diane Strickland brought league games to a stop yesterday -- and also said Roanoke's two athletic teams cannot practice at the camp.
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[SOT 15:38:36]
[IN Q=Our livelihood]

((OUR LIVELIHOOD IS NOT AT STAKE BUT I DON'T LIKE TURNING AWAY KIDS. I DON'T LIKE TELLING A PARENT OR CHILD THAT THEY CAN'T COME TO MY FACILITY BECAUSE THEY THINK I'M RUNNING A LEAGUE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Pollock/Camp Owner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a league]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The camp can continue to run its after school programs as long as the kids learn skills, not just play games.
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[11-77-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State police say a traffic stop in Wythe County led to a two-hour foot chase.
Police say a trooper found crack cocaine, marijuana, and lots of money inside a car speeding along I-77.
That's when the driver allegedly took off into the woods.
He identified himself as Clifton Johnson after police nabbed him.


[11NS-Shops]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-13 1:58:28]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


More than 200 Norfolk Southern employees slated to be laid off will work one more week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[TAPE#=00-16 48:26]


Next Friday was supposed to be the last day of work for 228 workers at the East End shops but the railroad has changed that date to August ninth.
Coal exports are now on a rise ..... a possible cause of the furlough delay.
But it's only a delay .. the company cited a decline in the quantity of coal demanded as the reason for the workforce cutbacks.

(------------)[11Lee-Hospital]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-24 29:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than twenty Lee County Community Hospital employees will be laid off.
The hospital has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap]


Thanks, at least in part to embezzlement on the part of the hospital administrator, the facility is unable to pay its debts.
Bankruptcy Attorney Chip Magee says about 25 people may have to be laid off. The hospital has about 280 employees.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The acting administrator says the hospital will remain open while it reorganizes its finances and settles more than 5-million dollars in debt.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, concerns over mad cow disease are showing up in unexpected places.
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 ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: DR. DAVE/ON CAM
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A PILL THAT CONTAINS THE BRAINS OF A COW? OR FOR THAT MATTER THE INTESTINES, LUNGS , OR SPLEEN.
((VO))
THAT MAY BE PRECISELY WHAT YOURE GETTING IF YOU BUY CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS. A LETTER IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS RAW ANIMAL TISSUE IS GOING INTO SUPPLEMENTS- AND THE BIG PROBLEM- ITS HARD TO KNOW JUST WHERE THIS TISSUE IS COMING FROM- THE CONCERN IS THE ORGAN TISSUE COULD BE CONTAMINATED WITH MAD COW DISEASE.
THE LETTER RECOMMENDS YOU READ ALL LABELS TO SEE IF A PRODUCTS DOES CONTAIN ANY ORGAN TISSUE.
((VO))
ALSO TODAY- HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS TOO MUCH FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE SAYS AN INTENSE WORKOUT- OR REPEATED WORKOUTS THAT DONT GIVE YOUR BODY TIME TO RECOVER- CAN ACTUALLY WEAKEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND MAKE YOU MORE PRONE TO GETTING SICK
ON THE OTHER HAND-MODERATE EXERCISE AND TAKING A DAY OFF NOW AND THEN WILL IMPROVE YOUR ABILITY TO FIGHT OFF COLDS AND FLU.
((VO))
FINALLY TODAY- IF YOU ARE PREGNANT- BE SURE TO HAVE THOSE REGULAR VISITS TO YOUR OBSTETRICIAN- AND MAKE SURE THEY CHECK YOUR URINE AT EACH VISIT.
A STUDY FROM THE JOURNAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY SAYS A NUMBER OF WOMEN HAVE LOW GRADE INFECTIONS THAT DONT CAUSE SYMPTOMS DURING PREGNANCY- AND LEFT UNTREATED- CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF MENTAL RETARDATION IN THE BABY.
((OC))
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(ad lib to weather)

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


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


A five -hour stand off at New York's J-F-K Airport has ended, with the gunman surrendering to police this morning.

The suspect took the pilot and co- pilot of a National Airlines jet hostage last night, and ordered all 143 passengers and crew members off the plane.
No one was injured.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A federal moonshining case brought more pleas of not guilty.
Four defendants were arraigned in Roanoke federal court yesterday.
The indictments follow Operation Lightning Strike, a two- year investigation based in Franklin County.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Lexington community last night honored the fire fighters who worked hard to save the historic Lexington Presbyterian Church, which burnt to the ground last week.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, July 28th.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Hostage-Plane]


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


A gunman who commandeered a National Airlines jet at New York's J-F-K Airport last night is now in police custody.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The man was escorted off the empty jet in handcuffs early this morning after negotiators talked him into surrendering.
The suspect took the pilot and co- pilot hostage last night, ordering all 143 passengers and crew members off the plane.
No one was injured during the five- hour ordeal.
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[SOT 4:43:41 ]
[IN Q=After we found]

((ANTHONY HENDRICKSON/PASSENGER: AFTER WE FOUND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND I HEARD A LADY BEHIND US SCREAM ABOUT HER KIDS, WE PUSHED A STEWARDESS ASIDE, OPENED THE DOOR AND PEOPLE CAME OUT, ABOUT 50 PEOPLE GOT OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Hendrickson/Passenger;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=people got out.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Federal investigators say the suspect bypassed metal detectors and security.
Meanwhile, authorities haven't said what the man wanted, other than to speak to someone at the Argentine consulate.

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[11Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=500-05 1:40:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal moonshining case brought more pleas of not guilty.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Four defendants were arraigned in Roanoke federal court yesterday morning. They will remain free on bond until their trial in September.
The indictments follow Operation Lightning Strike, a two- year investigation based in Franklin County. Twenty-seven people are now facing federal charges as a result of the investigation
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Pleading not guilty were Jason Stanley, Leroy Marshall, Shirley Whitlow, and Kenny Cobler (COBB-luhr).
Two other defendants, Rodney Lee James and Autrey Lee Cooper also appeared in court, but they are not yet represen

ted by lawyers.[Springer-Slaying]


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


A guest of the "Jerry Springer Show" was found dead.
Her ex- husband, who also appeared on the show, is the prime suspect in her murder.
Jennifer Jones has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL; :21]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jerry Eggleston/Sarasota Sheriff's Department; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Springer/Talk Show Host; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Jones, CBS News.]

((

(NATSOT -Youre fat! You're ugly!)


For millions of viewers, this is what the Jerry Springer Show is all about: strange and strained relationships. Nancy Campbell-Panitz was the latest guest, talking about a family feud with her former husband Ralph and his new bride.
(NATS)



(V0-Scene)


Hours after the broadcast, Nancy was discovered beaten to death inside
this Sarasota, Florida home.

Her former husband: now the prime suspect.

(SOT) Capt. Jerry Eggleston/Sarasota Sheriffs Office

131205 We have obtained an arrest warrant for Ralf Panitz. Based on this case and others we consider him dangerous.

(VO)

Police say they believe Ralf Panitz is trying to reach the German embassy in Canada. While his new wife, Eleanor, a Native American, is heading to a reservation in Maine.
Just hours before the murder, Nancy Campbell-Panitz told a judge that her former husband had threatened her life. She was then granted a restraining order while her former husband denied any wrongdoing.

(SOT)
(GFX)

I am prepared for the restraining order she hasn't seen that I haven't done anything like that before
This is the latest murder to scar daytime talk t-v. In 1995, a former guest on "The Jenny Jones Show" was killed after taping an episode about secret crushes.
Jerry Springer had this reaction to the murder of one of his former guests.

(SOT: Jerry Springer, Talk Show Host)


Meanwhile as the search for suspects goes on, officials say the small town murder investigation will continue... under the watchful eye of a nation... obsessed with programs like the Jerry Springer Show.
Jennifer Jones CBS News ))

[11Tech-Professor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Virginia Tech professor is charged with using his employee credit card for personal expenses .. about 34-thousand dollars' worth.
George S. Libey was a professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science department.
Tech cancelled his contract after a Montgomery County Grand Jury handed up the indictment.


[11Lexington-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-28]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Lexington Presbyterian Church may be destroyed but the men and women who tried to save it are not being forgotten.
Last night the fire fighters were honored by the community for trying to save its church. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a day]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;;05]
[SUPER=01-Chief Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Chief;;17]
[SUPER=01-Bill Klein/Lexington Presbyterian's Pastor;:43]
[SUPER=01-Frances Tolley/Church Member;1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:15]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Lexington.]


(([NAT SOUND]
[RUNS= 5]


It's a day many wish would have never happened. The day Lexington watched flames destroy its historic Presbyterian Church. Now the community is coming together to pray and reflect on the day they lost their church.

[SOT 5:58:46]
[INQ=]

((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE CHIEF: I CAN'T TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF TIMES I SAW PEOPLE BRINGING WATER UP AND DOWN THE STREETS TO GIVE IT TO THE FIRE FIGHTERS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Lexington Fire Chief Robert Foresman called it one of the worst fires he ever saw. It took 6 exhausting hours for fire fighters to extinguish the flames, something they train year-round to do. And now the men and women who put their heart into saving the church are being called heroic.

[SOT 52:16]
[INQ=]

((BILL KLEIN/PASTOR: IT WAS AMAZED THEY WERE ABLE TO SAVE THE EDUCATION BUILDING I WAS AMAZED IT DIDN'T GET CONSUMED THE WHOLE BLOCK SO I THINK THEY'RE HEROIC.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Frances Tolley sat in the same pew with her husband for 56 years. But instead of looking to the past she's looking forward to her future in the church.

[SOT 52:44]
[INQ=]

((FRANCES TOLLEY/CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S SAD BUT WE CAN'T SIT AROUND AND BALL AND CRY ABOUT IT WE HAVE TO PICK UP AND MORE ON.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]



[SOT 45:11]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: WHILE CHURCH MEMBERS ARE HAPPY THE FLAMES DIDN'T SPREAD TO OTHER BUSINESSES, QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]



[SOT 50:55]
[INQ=]

((BILL KLEIN/PASTOR: WE INTEND TO REBUILD BUT LOTS IS GOING TO HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


And Pastor Klein reminds his parish that they may have lost a building but it has brought the community closer together. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))




[2-Concorde-Crash]


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


Aviation experts still aren't 100- percent sure what led to Tuesday's fatal Concorde crash near Paris.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]


But new clues are emerging in the investigation that indicate mechanical failure.
A still photo shows the jet was already on fire before it left the runway.
Also, debris from the plane was found scattered from the runway to the crash site, including bits of tire.
And the plane's black boxes revealed not one, but BOTH left engine may have had a problem.
113 people died when the jet crashed into a hotel.
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[11Extended-Care]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-22 1:11:00]
[GRAPHIC=Health Care]


Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is getting rid of its eldercare program to relieve overcrowding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The hospital is gradually doing away with the on-site nursing facility over the next year.
After that, the 27-bed space will be used to treat emergency care patients.
The "year-old" hospital has 97 beds.
During busy times, it's been forced to put two patients to a room.
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[SOT 2:33:14 - :30]
[IN Q=This area is]

((VIRGINIA OUSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: THIS AREA IS AN AREA WE CAN EXPAND AND GROW INTO WITHOUT ANY LARGE CONSTRUCTION, MINIMAL CONVERSION DOLLARS...AND SO THAT ALSO LED TO THE DECISION WE HAD TO MAKE.))
[SUPER=01-Virginia Ousley/Hospital Director;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=we had to make.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital says NO jobs will be lost.
It's offering to help its elderly patients find new nursing homes.
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[11AEP-Turbine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-19 1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


AEP hopes to use the wind as a potential new source of energy for area customers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Crews for American Electric Power were in Forest yesterday, putting the finishing touches on the first wind turbine in the state of Virginia.
Wind spins the turbine blades, generating electrical energy which is then sent to a nearby substation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:24]
[IN Q=Basically all we've]

((LARRY JACKSON/AEP DISTRICT MANAGER: BASICALLY, ALL WE'VE DONE IS JUST TIE IT IN TO OUR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, SO IT COULD HAVE GONE JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. WE ALSO WANTED IT TO BE CLOSE TO A MAJOR HIGHWAY TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNEW THAT WE HAD THIS WINDMILL, AND ON THE SIDE OF IT, THE TURBINE ITSELF, IT GIVES YOU THE WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN PULL IT UP AND SEE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Jackson/AEP District Manager]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=and see it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


By logging on to "aep-dot-com", customers can see just how much energy the wind turbines produce.
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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]


The recently-indicted Roanoke Police Officer is out of jail, free on bond. Frederick Pledge was released yesterday when his girlfriend's father posted property in Martinsville, clearing the way for his release on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Pledge was indicted a week ago, accused of racketeering and drug trafficking.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A judge has ruled that kids can no longer compete in soccer leagues at the Rising Star Sports Camp. Roanoke County planners sued the camp saying it had turned into a commercial day care center .. in an area zoned for agriculture. Judge Diane Strickland brought league games to a stop yesterday -- and also said Roanoke's two athletic teams cannot practice at the camp.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

More than 200 Norfolk Southern employees will work an extra week. Next Friday was supposed to be the last day of work for 228 workers at the East End shops but the railroad has changed that date to August ninth.
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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 Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6]
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[Desk 2-Shot=Kimberly and Steve]


(ad lib bye) (toss)