[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Another crack in the relationship between Ford and Firestone--
MICHELIN tires will become the new standard equipment on some Ford S-U-V's.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And parents will soon be able to keep an eye on their kids-- at school.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Friday with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.



[Firestone]


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


Firestone keeps rolling into more bad financial luck--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Decatur, IL;]


Firestone will no longer be the sole supplier of tires on Ford Explorers.
Starting next year, Michelin tires will become standard equipment on Ford Explorers.
Ford says it decided to use Michelin as a supplier for the 2002 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer BEFORE the massive recall of Firestone tires.
In another development, newly un- sealed court documents raise questions about Firestone's claim that tire problems are largely confined to its Decatur, Illinois plant.
The papers show that from 1990 to 1995, customers complained about tread separations in tires made at the company's North Carolina factory more often than about tires made at other Firestone plants.
(------------)



[11Stanley-Pollution]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:03:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Stanley Furniture settled an air pollution complaint brought by the federal government.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July 1999]


The Environmental Protection Agency says the company has agreed to pay a 57-thousand dollar penalty for illegal emissions from its Stanleytown factory.
The firm will also spend about 237-thousand dollars to install new equipment on its furniture refinishing line.
Under terms of the agreement, Stanley neither admits nor denies it violated the Clean Air Act.
(------------)



[11Parents-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC41:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some parents will begin patrolling Virginia's schools. State troopers want the program
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


to start in Roanoke Co.
Last night, troopers spoke to parents at Hidden Valley Junior High.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:03:26]
[IN Q=The idea is to ]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE; THE IDEA IS TO CREATE WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOLS. WE'RE GOING TO ASK PARENTS TO COME IN DURING THE DAY, BE THERE TO ASSIST FACULTY WITH SECURITY ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=with security issues.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Parents will patrol the hallways and parking lots and help control access to the school.
Similar presentations and programs will begin statewide in the near future.
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[11Retail-workers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC56:56]
[GRAPHIC=VA Unemployment]


Virginia's unemployment record has reached an all-time low for the month of August.
The tight labor market is forcing businesses to compete for employees.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Higher wages aren't the only perk for full and part-time employees.
Sheetz now offers tuition reimbursement, health benefits, and 401-K plans for employees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We also have]

((THOMAS MCCLURE/STORE MANAGER: WE ALSO HAVE VACATION PLANS, SICK DAYS, PERSONAL DAYS. WE HAVE A PICNIC ONE A YEAR FOR OUR EMPLOYEES. THIS YEAR WE WERE AT KING'S DOMINION.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas McClure/Store Manager]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=at King's Dominion.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Brambleton Deli is also enticing workers to stay longer.
Managers say the health benefits mean satisfied workers... and satisfied workers mean satisfied customers.
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[11Halifax-Grapes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC58:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some farmers in Halifax County want to know if they've got the right climate, land and finances to grow grapes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


That's why the Halifax County Cooperative Extension office invited a grape production expert to talk to farmers this week.
A meeting was held last night for the Virginia Tech professor to answer questions.
He also visited half a dozen farms to survey the land.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:22:28]
[IN Q=I think there]

((TONY WOLF/STATE VITICULTURIST: I THINK THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL THAT I'M SEEING BASED ON TOPOGRAPHY. I THINK THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL HERE.))
[SOT 1:31:00]

((MIKE HUDSON/TOBACCO GROWER: I'M LOOKING INTO DIFFERENT THINGS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO GROW TOBACCOS BUT THE ACREAGE WILL DECREASE UNLESS I MAKE SOME DRASTIC CHANGES.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Wolf/State Viticulturist]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hudson/Tobacco Farmer; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=some drastic changes.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The professor will also be in Halifax County today.
He says it takes about 10 thousand dollars for each acre to start growing grapes.
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[11RU-486]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:53:29]
[GRAPHIC=RU-486]

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the abortion pill, R-U-486. It should be available to doctors within a month.
Planned Parenthood in Roanoke will not distribute the pills.
However, women will still be able to get surgical abortions at the clinic.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The abortion pills will NOT be sold at the Roanoke Planned Parenthood clinic because the F-D-A requires a full time doctor be there to handle complications.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:14:23]
[IN Q=Before we]

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE BLUE RIDGE ALREADY OFFERS MEDICAL ABORTIONS USING OTHER DRUGS IN OUR CHARLOTTESVILLE FACILITY. WE WILL MAKE MIFEPRISTONE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THE FIRST SHIPMENT IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=in Charlottesville]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

But one pro-life advocate says driving two hours to get the abortion pills could make it worse.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:01:12]
[IN Q=This is a long]

((ANDREA SEXTON/VA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THIS IS A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCEDURE SO IF A WOMAN GOES TO CHARLOTTESVILLE TO GET THE PILL THEN COMES BACK TO ROANOKE, SHE WILL BE HOURS AWAY FROM A DOCTOR. SHE IS ALSO GOING TO EXPERIENCE THE ABORTION POSSIBLY AWAY FROM A MEDICAL SETTING.))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Sexton/VA Society for Human Life;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a medical setting]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


The abortion pills will cost 250 to 350 dollars at the Charlottesville Planned Parenthood clinic.

[6Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC09:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The U-S Senate candidates have announced their positions on RU-486.
Chuck Robb says RU-486 should be left up to women and their doctors.
George Allen says it should NOT-- not because of his philosophical position on abortion -- but because of side effects and health problems a woman could face.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[ROLL CAMPAIGN OPEN]
Social issues, like gay rights and abortion are this week's focus, as Ellen Qualls gives us the Senate race, by the issues.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In the wake]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Sunday; :00]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :20]
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :41]
[SUPER=220-Ellen/Qualls; 2:01 ]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( In the wake of anti-gay violence in Roanoke this past weekend -- Chuck Robb reaffirmed his support for sexual orientation being added to the federal hate crimes law.
So did George Allen -- saying it's consistent with his past positions.
But we couldn't find a past position on it.
But here's a less gay friendly position.
[sot 41:44]

((GEORGE ALLEN: HE WANTS TO IMPOSE SAME SEX MARRIAGES ON VIRGINIA. AND IT'S NICE THAT HE VOTES LIKE HE'S FROM VERMONT. BUT WE WANT A SENATOR WHO SHARES THE VALUES OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.)) [runs:10 ]
Vermont's just made them legal.
And in 1996, Chuck Robb was one of only 14 senators to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act which allows states to ban gay marriages.
Virginia lawmakers immediately did.
[sot sunday tape one 39:21]

((CHUCK ROBB: I HAVE NOT BEEN A PROPONENT OF GAY MARRIAGE. WHAT I HAVE BEEN IS AN OPPONENT OF DISCRIMINATION.)) [runs:07 ]
On abortion:
[sot 54:16 ]

((DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE UNQUALIFIED RIGHT OF A WOMAN TO SEEK AN ABORTION IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER, WHEN HER HEALTH IS NOT IN DANGER AND PREGNANCY IS NOT THE RESULT OF RAPE OR INCEST? GEORGE ALLEN: CHUCK YOU LOVE DRAGGING OUT THESE ISSUES IN THE MIDST OF CAMPAIGNS.)) [runs:16]
But when pushed by moderator Doug Wilder to answer the question... Allen expressed a clear difference with Roe versus Wade.
[sot 57:01]

((GEORGE ALLEN: AND IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO PROTECT THAT UNBORN CHILD OR THAT FETUS. AT WHAT STAGE THAT IS? THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE SOMETIME IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER.)) [runs:09]
Robb says Roe v. Wade is under attack in Congress and the courts.
[sot 03:59:23]

((CHUCK ROBB: THE RIGHT OF A WOMAN TO CHOOSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DEBATED AND IMPORTANT TOPICS THAT WE'RE GONNA FACE.))

[runs:08 ]
But Allen says the abortion debate should be limited to two things:
[SOT 54:58]

((GEORGE ALLEN: HERE'S THE ISSUES, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO ARISE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.)) [RUNS:05]
On so-called partial birth abortions, Allen's for a ban.
Robb's for a late term abortion ban -- but says the partial birth ban doesn't have an exception for health of the mother. [march 1997]
On parental notification for minor abortion, Allen signed into law a bill as governor that would notify parents but allow judges to bypass parents.
Robb's would expand notification to allow grandparents, aunts, or uncles, and bypass of the parent to include social workers who testified the teen faced abuse from the parent.
That's Robb and Allen on some of the social issues Virginia's next Senator will face.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a study backs up the case that a little bit of alcohol a day may be good for you, but don't over do it.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: ON CAM A NUMBER OF STUDIES HAVE SHOWN IF YOU DRINK A LITTLE ALCOHOL EACH DAY- YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH. BUT LIKE WITH ANYTHING- TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING -- IS A BAD THING.

VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE CONFIRMS WHAT WE'VE BEEN TELLING YOU FOR A LONG TIME- ONE DRINK A DAY IS OK- MORE THAN THAT MAY NOT BE OK.THE STUDY FOLLOWED MORE THAN 18 THOUSAND MEN AND FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO HAD ABOUT SIX DRINKS A WEEK HAD THE LOWEST RATES OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE, THOSE WHO HAD MORE THAN 2 DRINKS PER DAY - OR 14 A WEEK- HAD THE HIGHEST RATES.
ON CAM IF YOU WOULD NEED HEART SURGERY- HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE IT DOWN WHILE YOU'RE AWAKE? THAT'S JUST WHAT'S GOING TO BE HAPPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH WHERE PEOPLE SKIP THE GENERAL ANESTHESIA- AND HAVE AN EPIDURAL BEFORE A BYPASS. AN EPIDURAL IS MOST COMMONLY USED DURING LABOR AND DELIVERY. DOCTORS AT PITT BELIEVE NOT HAVING THE GENERAL ANESTHESIA WILL MEAN FEWER COMPLICATIONS AND A QUICKER RECOVERY.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- DRY EYES- IF YOU'VE GOT THEM - THE JOURNAL OF OPTHALMOLOGY SAYS HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE. IT SEEMS COFFEE CONTAINS XANTHINES- WHICH STIMULATES TEARS TO BE FORMED. SMOKING AND MULTIPLE VITAMINS WERE FOUND TO INCREASE THE RISK OF DRY EYES.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S 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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Last night's vigil in Roanoke brought out those who knew and loved shooting victim Danny Overstreet.
The occasion also brought politicians, vowing to pass hate crimes legislation.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The F-D-A approves the abortion pill, R-U 486.
Supporters say it's effective 95- percent of the time.
But abortion opponents claim the drug's still dangerous.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Science Museum of Western Virginia may get a bigger budget--
Museum officials are considering a partnership with the state science museum in Richmond.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 29th. .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[11Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26]
[GRAPHIC=Cafe Shooting]

Since Friday night's shooting at the Back Street Cafe several vigils have been held. Last night Roanoke City leaders took center stage at a vigil in Elmwood Park to discuss changes they say must be made in hate crime legislation.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;:12]
[SUPER=@Edwards;:27]
[SUPER=@Kate1;:39]
[SUPER=01-Chris Robertson/Attended Vigil;:52]
[SUPER=01-Lori McGee/Attended Vigil;1:00]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke]

(([NAT SOUND]
[RUN= 3]


With candles in hand hundreds gathered again to remember Friday night's shooting but this vigil brought more then the community together, city leaders came out as well.

[SOT 5:25:26]
[INQ=]

((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AS A PLACE WHERE THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, IT'S A STRANGER WHO CAME INTO THIS COMMUNITY AND CAUSED THIS TRAGEDY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Senator John Edwards was cheered on by the crowd when he said he was going to encourage passing hate crime legislation.


[SOT 5:34:10]
[INQ=]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: THERE IS SIMPLY NO PLACE FOR BIGOTRY, FOR DISCRIMINATION, OR HATRED IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And that's something Roanoke's gay community has demonstrated since the shooting.

[SOT 2:37:40]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ACTIVISTS SAY THE ONE THING THAT HAS STOOD OUT IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SHOOTING IS THE GAY COMMUNITY HAS NOT SHOWN ANY FEAR OF BEING THE TARGET OF A HATE CRIME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


Many say that's because of the support they've received.

[SOT 2:20:23]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS ROBERTSON: WE ARE GETTING THE ATTENTION WE NEED FROM THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THAT WE'RE NOT JUST A SMALL COMMUNITY THAT'S GOING TO BE IGNORED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]



[SOT 2:22:19]
[INQ=]

((LORI MCGEE: THE TURN OUT HERE TODAY REALLY SHOWS YOU THAT GAY RIGHTS AREN'T JUST GAY RIGHTS, THEY'RE HUMAN RIGHTS.))


[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


As the crowd made their way from Elmwood Park to the Back Street Cafe they walked in silence. Many took time to look at the sidewalk outside the bar to see how it's been replaced with flowers, candles, and posters.
[NAT SOUND MUSIC]
[RUNS= 3]


And while the Roanoke 7 will continue to be remembered the gay community says they will continue to speak out against hate crimes. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))


[11Hate-Crimes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:55:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Roanokers went to Washington to push for federal hate crimes legislation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Episcopal Bishop Neff Powell attended the rally yesterday in Lafayette Park near The White House.
So did John Goodhart, a co-worker of Danny Overstreet, and a member of the Roanoke Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:01:50]
[IN Q=This isn't the first time]

((REV. NEFF POWELL: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED AND IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAPPEN UNTIL CONGRESS HELPS BY STANDING UP AND SAYING WE'VE GOT TO PUT A STOP TO THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Neff Powell/Episcopal Bishop]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=put a stop to this.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hate Crimes Legislation has been approved by the U-S Senate, but still awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.

[11Science-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:50:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Science Museum of Western Virginia may become a state agency if it forms a partnership with the state science museum in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


The local museum has been exploring the prospects of joining forces with the Museum in Richmond for several months.
The move would ensure greater financial stability for the museum at Center in the Square, by eliminating the fight every two years over inclusion in the state budget.
Executive Director Ken Schutz downplays the financial aspect, saying it would enhance the museum's educational mission.
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


A lot of people would have to sign off on the plan-- including the Secretary of Education, members of House and Senate Money Committees and the Governor.
A final decision could come by the end of October.

[Yugoslavia]


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


The election controversy in Yugoslavia isn't over yet--
President Slobodan Milosevic says he'll take part in a run- off presidential election.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]


Milosevic refuses to recognize an apparent first- round victory of his challenger.
He moved ahead with plans for the October eighth run- off, ignoring appeals at home and abroad to step down.
The action indicates Millosevic has no intentions of backing down, a move that will likely deepen the political crisis in the country.
(------------)


[Smith]


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


Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith is still fighting to get money from her late husband's estate, even though a judge awarded her nearly a half- BILLION- dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Smith wouldn't comment on the case to reporters outside a Houston courtroom yesterday.
Her late husband, oil baron J- Howard Marshall willed his entire estate to his youngest son, E- Pierce Marshall.


Now, Smith's attorney hopes a ruling separate from the 450- million- dollar ruling in California will help them win their case in Houston.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Smith married Marshall in 19-95 when she was 26, and he was 89. [RU-486]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=RU-486]


President Clinton supports the F-D-A's approval of the abortion pill, R-U- 486.
Mr. Clinton says government regulators stuck to scientific evidence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Many see yesterday's approval of the drug as a revolutionary change in women's reproductive health.
American women now have a non- surgical alternative to end early pregnancies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:20]
[IN Q=The FDA]

((DR. JANE HENNEY/FDA COMMISSIONER: THE FDA APPROVED THIS DRUG BECAUSE IF HAD MET THE STANDARDS OF APPROVAL, THAT IT WS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR THE EARLY TERMINATE OF PREGNANCIES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jane Henney/FDA Commissioner;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=terminate of pregnancies]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


The F-D-A says R-U 486 is effective 95- percent of the time.
Meanwhile, abortion opponents argue the drug still is not safe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:48]
[IN Q=One in 100]

((WENDY WRIGHT/CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA: ONE IN 100 WOMEN WHO TAKE R.U. 486 ARE GOING TO SUFFER SERIOUS ENOUGH COMPLICATIONS THAT SHE'S GOING TO NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION, EVEN HOSPITALIZED.))
[SUPER=01-Wendy Wright/Concerned Women for America;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=EVEN HOSPITALIZED .]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


The political fall-out from its approval will likely continue into heated debate during the rest of the presidential campaign.
(------------)


[11Kids-Insurance]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Children's Health]


Virginia says Congress gave it too much money for children's health insurance.
Officials say no child will go unserved if the federal government takes back 43-million dollars the state hasn't spent on health insurance for low-income kids.
Virginia is one of 40 states that will have to forfeit millions of unspent federal dollars by the end of the month.
Virginia spent only a third of its allotment, but state administrators say there's still plenty left to serve all the children that sign up.

[11Surgery-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:27:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Good news for Lynchburg residents who have spent hours waiting to undergo simple outpatient surgery in years past.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials broke ground yesterday on a two- million dollar ambulatory surgery center near Lynchburg General Hospital.
The center will feature three operating rooms and will help ease overcrowding in the hospital's surgery schedule.

It also will offer a more customer- friendly environment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:16:08]
[IN Q=Hopefully this]

((TOM JIVIDEN/CENTRA HEALTH: HOPEFULLY THIS SETTING, BECAUSE IT WILL BE PURELY OUTPATIENT, WILL BE A LITTLE EASIER TO SCHEDULE AND A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBLE IN TERMS OF PATIENT REQUIREMENTS TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Jividen/Centra Health]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=patient requirements too.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctors say they've lost patients to surgery centers in Roanoke and Charlottesville because of delays in Lynchburg's operating schedule.
The 12- thousand square foot facility should be completed by next Spring.
(------------)



[11Holmes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Bedford County man could get more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter yesterday.
42-year old Larry Holmes shot and killed Leroy Edgar Peter Junior during an argument last December.
Holmes will be sentenced in November.
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

For now, The abortion pill--RU-486- will NOT be sold at the Roanoke Planned Parenthood clinic because the F-D-A requires a full time doctor be there to handle complications. However, the abortion pills will be available at the Charlottesville Planned Parenthood clinic. They'll cost 250 to 350 dollars.

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


State troopers want to put "parents on patrol" in Virginia's schools... and they want to start in Roanoke Co. Parents would patrol the hallways and parking lots and help control access to the school.
Similar presentations and programs like the one last night will begin statewide in the near future.

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

Hundreds of people attended a vigil last night in Elmwood Park to remember last Friday night's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe. Roanoke City leaders took center stage to discuss changes they say must be made in hate crime legislation.

(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A 30 year old]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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