[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke's city manager says there WILL be an independent review of police misconduct allegations.
A man was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly after police chased him.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll have the results of an internal investigation into how social services handled the case of a neglected elderly woman in Martinsville.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin is coming up next.

[11Stolbun]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-00-38]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']

Elizabeth Stolbun died in November - after she was found in her home, covered in urine, blisters and vomit. The Henry County-Martinsville Department of Social Services has released the results of an internal investigation into the agency's handling of her case. As Meredyth Censullo reports, despite complaints that social services waited too long to save Stolbun from abuse and neglect, the department says it followed standard procedure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The report says...]
[SUPER=04-November 1999;:13]
[SUPER=01-Don Thomas/Social Services Board Chairman;:23]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Martin/Social Services Director;:47]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.]

((The report says a concern about Stolbun's welfare was considered a non-emergency complaint. State regulations require the department had to look into that concern within five days. The report says Social Worker Ronda Handy made several attempts to gain entrance to the Stolbun home - the first two days after the complaint was filed.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was..]

((DON THOMAS: THERE WERE THREE EFFORTS, THREE HOME VISITS AND SHE WAS NEVER ABLE TO GAIN ENTRANCE IN ANY OF THE THREE ATTEMPTS.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=three attempts.]


The report says on November 16th, Handy verbally requested a court order to enter the Stolbun home, but because of a miscommunication between her and the department's Attorney, Robert Haley, that court order wasn't obtained until a week later.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was no]

((THERE WAS NO FAULT TO BE LAID ON ANYONE. IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF MISCOMMUNICATION, NOT FOLLOWING CERTAIN ORDER.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=certain order.]


Social Workers took Stolbun from the home, with her permission. She later died at a hospital.
[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] As a result of this case, Social Services has implemented strategies to prevent future miscommunication. All requests for legal assistance must be submitted in writing to their attorney. The department will conduct an internal investigation within five days any time a case involves a death by abuse or neglect. And Social services will initiate a program to educate the public about the department's services. Social Services says the report was completed last month - but they waited to release it until after the trial of Stolbun's husband. Paul Stolbun was found guilty of depriving his wife of water, food and medicine earlier this month. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))

[Continental-Tires]


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


The government says 15 more deaths may be linked to Firestone tires.
Meanwhile, tires on ANOTHER Ford S-U-V are now being recalled.
The two companies met with officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration yesterday.
Drew Levinson has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bernd Frangenberg/Continental General Tire; :18]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :54]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.]

((
With several reports of tread problems Continental-General is recalling 160-thousand tires.

(natsound)



Nearly 40-thousand 1998 and 1999 Lincoln Navigators are equipped with Continental General's 16 inch ContiTrac AS tires.

(SOT BERND FRANGENBERG/CONTINENTAL GENERAL TIRE PRESIDENT)



"THE DATA SHOWS RIDE PROBLEMS, NOISE, AND VIBRATIONS WHICH IN EXTREME CASES CAN EVEN LEAD TO SEGMENTS OF TREAD COMING OFF AND LEAD TO BODY DAMAGE OF THE VEHICLE."
The problems first surfaced more than a year ago when a Ford service director in Saudi Arabia notified Ford about accidents involving tread separations on the Continental tires.
He wrote, "I am afraid that I can see a pattern emerging here.
I am of the opinion that we need another immediate Firestone type in depth investigation and seek your assistance before we have more serious consequences to face.

(FILE OF FIRESTONE)



Last month Bridgestone-Firestone began recalling six and a half million tires, most of them on Ford Explorers.

Late Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had received reports of 15 more deaths involving the Firestone tires. The now puts the toll at 103 fatalities and the number of injuries at more than 400.


(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON)



"FORD AND CONTINENTAL STRESS THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF MAJOR ACCIDENTS, FATALITIES OR SERIOUS INJURIES LIKE THERE ARE WITH FIRESTONE.

DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.

))[11Minor-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC30:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham says she wants to move quickly to clear the air following allegations of police misconduct.
Yesterday, she promised an independent review of citizens concerns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Roanoke Valley Television;]


Burcham's comments follow a heated city council meeting Monday night.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Speakers demanded an investigation of the recent motorcycle accident that killed 31- year- old James Minor. Police had pursued Minor, but say they broke off the chase well before the accident.
Once the police investigation is complete, Burcham says she will share the results with Minor's family, and then with a group of local ministers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to make sure]

((DARLENE BURCHAM: I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRUTH COMES OUT. AND THAT WE DEAL WITH THE TRUTH WHATEVER THE TRUTH IS. AND IF WE AS A CITY NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO THINGS, OR IF CITIZENS NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY DO THINGS FOR THIS TO BE A SAFER CITY, THEN I THINK WE ALL NEED TO STRIVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT TRUTH IS AND DO SOMETHING WITH THAT INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=with that information.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burcham says she expects the police investigation to be completed by the end of this week.
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[6-Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC1:50:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Donald Lee Stokes is siding with Roanoke Police.
For now, he's listed as the only witness to the accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Stokes was driving the car that James Minor collided with at the intersection of eleventh and Hanover Streets.
Stokes says he remembers passing two police cars just prior to the accident.
He says the patrol car he spotted on Orange Avenue had its blue lights on.
But Stokes says the officer who had been behind Minor on Hanover Street did NOT have his lights flashing.
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[sot 18:23:58]
[in q=I know]

((DONALD STOKES/WITNESS: I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO WAS THERE AND YOU KNOW AFTER I REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS I DIDN'T SEE ANYONE AROUND BUT THE PEOPLE THAT WAS UP ON THEIR BALCONIES UP THERE THAT I TOLD TO CALL THE POLICE. ))
[SUPER=01-Donald Stokes/Witness; :]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=call the police.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[ss=None]


Stokes says some people in the community have blamed HIM for the accident.
But Stokes says the claims against him and police are FALSE.
He says he and Minor were friends and used to ride motorcycles together.

[Cuban-Plane]


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


Investigators are trying to find out what a Cuban family and some friends were planning when they allegedly stole a plane and crashed in Gulf of Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


This morning U-S coast guard officers will question the survivors of yesterday's plane crash.
The Russian made plane went down about 50 miles west of Cuba.
One person was killed, but nine others on board, including three children, all managed to get out.
A nearby cargo ship then rescued them from the choppy waters.
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[SOT 3:04:08]
[IN Q=Our primary concern]

((REAR ADMIRAL THAD ALLEN/U.S. COAST GUARD: OUR PRIMARY CONCERN AT THIS TIME IS THE SAFETY OF ALL THE INDIVIDUALS AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET MEDICAL CARE ON THE SCENE AS FAST AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Thad Allen/U. S. Coast Guard;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S officials first believed the plane was hijacked.
But sources say 36- year- old Angel Lenin and his family STOLE the plane, then picked up more people and headed toward Miami.
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[11County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC48:01]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire damaged a Roanoke County home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Units from the Fort Lewis, Masons Cove and Elliston Volunteer Fire Departments responded to West River Road around 7:30 last night.
Firefighters found heavy flames in the basement, but were able to control the fire quickly.
No one was injured. And as yet, there's no word from investigators as to the probable cause.
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[11Foundry-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two workers at Intermet's Radford Foundry sustained facial burns that sent them to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


They were burned while using a torch to light a melting furnace inside the plant.
47-year old Fred Rogers received first and second degree burns to his face.
He was expected to stay at the hospital overnight.
29-year old Cameron Jones got first degree face burns. He's been released.
The Radford Foundry is operated by Intermet ... the company that owns New River Castings.
Intermet is investigating the accident ... and expects OSHA will do the same.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, do garlic pills really help lower cholesterol?
Doctor Dave Hnida answers that question and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[Super=04-NFL;]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON CAM GARLIC STINKS- AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO SUPPLEMENTS TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL- THATS ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE.

VT=VO

THE STUDY FINDS GARLIC PILLS DO LITTLE TO BRING DOWN CHOLESTEROL- ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO OTHER THINGS SUCH AS FIBER, SOY, AND CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS- ALL OF WHICH WORK BETTER THAN GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS.

VT=VO

WINE OR BEER- WHICH IS BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING YOU LIVE LONGER. A NEW STUDY- ALSO IN ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS- VINO IS THE WAY TO GO. RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT WINE WHICH MAKES IT MORE PROTECTIVE THAN OTHER TYPES OF ALCOHOL- IN THIS STUDY- PEOPLE WHO DRANK A GLASS OR TWO OF WINE EACH DAY HAD A LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND CANCER COMPARED TO NON WINE DRINKERS. AND IT DIDN'T MATTER IF ITS WHITE WINE OR RED.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY TODAY - WHATS A FOOTBALL PLAYERS DRINK OF CHOICE- ITS NOT WINE- OR FOR THAT MATTER BEER- ITS PICKLE JUICE.PLAYERS IN HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND THE NFL ARE FINDING THAT A DIXIE CUP FULL OF PICKLE JUICE BEFORE A GAME CUTS DEHYDRATION AND MUSCLE CRAMPING.AND LIKE THE RED VS WHITE WINE- IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER THE PICKLE JUICE IS DILL OR SWEET - THEY BOTH HELP DECREASE CRAMPS- PICKLE JUICE- THE NEW DRINK OF CHAMPIONS.
ON CAM THAT'S 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/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A controversial picture WILL stay in biology books--
Lynchburg's school board reversed its earlier decision to remove the depiction of female anatomy from high school textbooks.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Space Shuttle Atlantis is now safely back on the ground.
It landed smoothly this morning at the Kennedy Space Center after a near- perfect mission to the international space station.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Williamson Road is getting a new look--
The Williamson Road Corridor Improvement Project promises, among other changes, new sidewalks and more lighting.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, September 20th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#00-32 TC57:08]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


The depiction of female anatomy in a high school textbook sparked controversy in Lynchburg. The school board voted to remove the picture, but last night members reversed that decision.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This board did]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :05]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Brindle/School Board Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Mack Frankfort/School Board Member; :33]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :45]
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman; :55]
[SUPER=01-John Nye/Biology Teacher; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( [SOT 00:50:02]

((THIS BOARD DID NOT BRING EMBARASSMENT OR NATIONAL ATTENTION TO LYNCHBURG ON THIS MATTER..))
[RUNS= 03]


But the decision two weeks ago DID create a firestorm of controversy.. it seemed everyone had an opinion about a single picture from a 500-page textbook: one that showed a frontal view of female genitalia, and one that some board members still feel is too graphic for high school students.
[SOT 00:53:12]

((WAYNE BRINDLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WHEN DOES A PORNOGRAPHIC PICTURE BECOME AN ANATOMICAL DIAGRAM? WHEN LABELS ARE ADDED TO IT? WHEN IT'S MOVED FROM A MEN'S MAGAZINE TO A BIOLOGY TEXTBOOK?))
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[OUT Q=biology textbook?]
[SOT 1:09:14]

((MACK FRANKFORT/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS IS AN ANATOMICAL ILLUSION THAT I BELIEVE BELONGS IN A WONDERFUL TEXTBOOK.. I DON'T SEE IT AS PORNOGRAPHIC OR SUGGESTIVE.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=or suggestive.]


So before a packed room the board voted 5- to- 4 to keep the book AND the picture.. and not to get into the business of cutting and pasting academic material.
[SOT 01:36:58]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: TO DO SO OPENS THE DOOR TO A MULTITUDE OF INTEREST GROUPS WHO, FOR INNUMERABLE REASONS, MAY OBJECT TO A PARTICULAR PART OF A SCIENTIFIC OR HISTORIC OR LITERARY WORK.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=literary work.]


Biology teacher John Nye says he doesn't expect any problems once the book actually arrives in his class.
[SOT 2:24:41]

((JOHN NYE/BIOLOGY TEACHER: I HAVEN'T HAD ANY STUDENT COME TO ME AT ANY TIME OPPOSED TO HAVING ANY TYPE OF DIAGRAM LIKE THIS IN, I'VE HAD QUITE A FEW ACTUALLY SAY IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT IT'S EVEN GONE TO THIS LEVEL.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=to this level.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[2-Continental]


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


The government now says more than 100 deaths are connected to accidents with Firestone tires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


But ANOTHER tire company is also facing recalls because of tread problems.
Continental General Tire is recalling 160- thousand tires that were standard equipment on 19-98 and '99 Lincoln Navigators.
The Continental General problems first surfaced more than a year ago in Saudi Arabia.
Last month, Bridgestone- Firestone began recalling six- and-a-half million of its tires.
But so far, there are no reports of major accidents or fatalities from Continental General tires.
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[11Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:44:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Williamson Road is getting a facelift.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, city officials and business leaders broke ground on the first phase of improvements along Williamson Road.
The section between Orange Avenue and Wayne Street will serve as a model for the rest of the project which will require 17 million dollars over 20 years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're hoping that this will change]

((GENE MCGUIRE/WILLIAMSON ROAD AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF WILLIAMSON ROAD TO MAKE IT BE MORE BENEFICIAL AND MORE FAVORABLE TO THE BUSINESSES OF WILLIAMSON ROAD WHICH WILL DRAW MORE CUSTOMERS, MORE PEOPLE TO THE AREA TO SUPPORT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Gene McGuire/Williamson Road Business Assoc.]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=more people to the area to support it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Williamson Road Corridor Improvement Project promises new sidewalks, curb and gutter repairs, more green space, lighting and landscaping.
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[11Drug-Court]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's drug court program celebrated the success of its graduates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Sixteen recovering drug addicts got their diplomas yesterday.
Some of them kicked cocaine and heroin habits that took a hold of their lives decades ago.
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[SOT 16:40:50]
[IN Q=I was kinda]

((THURMAN HORTON/DRUG COURT GRADUATE: I WAS KINDA STRONG, HOT-HEADED AND HARD-HEADED. THAT'S WHAT IT TOOK, GOING INTO A TREATMENT PROGRAM. KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS 7: How did you cover come that resistance? I JUST HAD TO SET IT IN MY MIND THAT I HAD TO GET MY LIFE TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Thurman Horton/Drug Court Graduate]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=my life together.]
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[VO-NAT]


Horton says he knows he can stay straight, because he has the support of peers and counselors who want him to succeed.
Judge Diane Strickland says the program has a 71 percent success rate... and has saved the state three million dollars by keeping drug offenders OUT of prison.
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[11Lotto-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:37:38]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]



Lotto Virginia's first drawing is tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Where is]

((WHERE IS LOTTO, VIRGINIA? LOTTO? VIRGINIA? YOU GUYS HAVE A CAR?))
[SUPER=04-Virginia Lottery]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=have a car?]
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[VO-NAT]


The ten year old Lotto game is now "Lotto Virginia."
But bigger jackpots mean it's harder to win.
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[SOT 04:53:28]
[IN Q=You know we]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: YOU KNOW, WE DID A LOT OF FOCUS GROUPS ABOUT THIS. WE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS. YOU COULD HAVE CHARGED TWO DOLLARS, GOTTEN THE SAME EFFECT, WITH ONE IN 7-POINT-1 MILLION ODDS. BUT WE DECIDED TO KEEP IT A DOLLAR. THE WHOLE IDEA BEING THAT LOTTERY PLAYS COST A DOLLAR. AND WE DECIDED TO GO THIS ROUTE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=this route.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The unpopular "Kicker" game is gone.
Now, you choose six numbers between one and 49.

[Atlantis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantis Landing]


It was another picture perfect landing for the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL;]


The shuttle glided in at the Kennedy Space Center right on time, at 3-56 this morning.
This was the 23rd consecutive landing at the space center.
The smooth landing capped a successful mission to the international space station.
Atlantis' crew was made of up American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts who delivered three tons of supplies to the space station.
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[China-Trade]


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


There should soon be free trade between the U-S and China.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


Yesterday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation giving China permanent normal trade relations.
The 83-to-15 vote means China's trade status will no longer be part of an annual debate over whether to use trade to sanction the country's communist government.
President Clinton has been pushing hard for the bill, which he'll now get to sign.
The bill's supporters says it'll mean billions of dollars in new business for U-S manufacturers and farmers.
But opponents say the annual review is needed because it highlights China's human rights policies and weapons issues.
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[11Senate-race]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A recent poll by Roanoke College says Republican Candidate George Allen has a slight lead in the race for the U-S Senate- (XXXXXXX) [TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
454 registered voters across the state were polled.
It shows Allen leads democratic incumbent Chuck Robb by four points among registered voters.
He has a six-point lead among those who say they're likely to vote. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
Registered voters also put Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore ahead of Republican George W. Bush by one point.
But Bush has a slight lead among LIKELY Virginia voters.
The poll has a four and a half percent margin of error.
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[11Lake-Marina]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:40:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

County permits are no longer enough for a whole range of activities on Smith Mountain Lake. Now you need federal approval.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Richard Longenecker learned that the hard way. A-E-P, which runs the dam and controls lake levels, is suing him over camping trailers that A-E-P says would wind up underwater if the lake flooded. Similar campers have been there for decades with no problem.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:03:13]
[IN Q=You usually]

((YOU USUALLY GOT A FOUR OR FIVE DAY AHEAD OF TIME, APCO WOULD CALL AND TELL YOU THE WATER WOULD RISE SIX INCHES TO A FOOT AND IT WAS NO PROBLEM. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE DO? JUST PULL THEIR CAMPERS OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Eaker/Former Marina Owner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=just pull their campers out]
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[VO-NAT]

But now everything from docks and piers to embankments and excavation require federal permission, since the government strengthened A-E-P's license. A federal judge will decide the camper case but a court date has yet to be set.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

The Lynchburg School Board will NOT remove a controversial depiction of the female anatomy from a high school textbook. Members reversed their previous decision last night in a 5 to 4 vote.

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

Two Radford Foundry workers were sent to the hospital after sustaining facial burns while using a torch to light a melting furnace inside the plant. Intermet is investigating the accident and OSHA is expected to do the same.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The ten year old Lotto game is now "Lotto Virginia" and the first drawing is tonight.
Among the changes, the unpopular "Kicker" game is gone. Now, you choose six numbers between one and 49.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Look who's]
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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