[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]

After yesterdays public memorial service for the 17 sailors who died on the U-S-S Cole, funeral arrangements are made for a crew member from Southside.
Meanwhile, officials say a 12- year- old boy has provided a lead in last week's terrorist attack.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In other news-- residents in the Hill City will get to cast their ballots on a proposed sales tax increase.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up and join us-- News 7 Mornin is next.



[Yemen-Invest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


The president of Yemen says a 12-year-old boy has provided a lead in last week's terrorist attack on the U-S-S Cole.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aden, Yemen;]


The (yemen-EE) Yemeni leader said the boy reported being paid by a man to watch his car after it pulled up to a beach near the port of Aden on Thursday, the day of the bombing.
The man then set off in a rubber boat that had been tied on the car. He never returned.
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[11Saunders]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:36:56]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


Funeral arrangements have been made for a Southside native who died aboard the USS Cole.
Timothy Lamont Saunders was one of 17 sailors who died in the bombing. 39 others were injured and 240 were left behind to save their crippled ship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk]


President Clinton and the U-S military paid them tribute yesterday at Norfolk Naval Station, the home port of the U-S-S Cole.
More than one hundred family members of Timothy Lamont Saunders attended.
The wife, daughters, parents, and sister of Pittsylvania County's fallen hero even got a semi-private audience with the President.
His cousins talked to us about their memories of "Tim."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape one 10:03:35]
[IN Q=He was a good]

((KELVIN CAPLE/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: HE WAS A GOOD PERSON. HE WAS A STRONG PERSON. DIDN'T EVER LET HIS EMOTIONS OUT... GOOD MAN. GOOD MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Kelvin Caple/Saunders' Cousin;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=good man. DOUBLE OUT!]
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[VO-NAT]


Colonel Olin Saunders is thinking NOT just of his cousin, but of what his death means in a dangerous world.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 10:59:47]
[IN Q=People who]

((COL. OLIN SAUNDERS/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: PEOPLE WHO CHOSE THIS METHOD... KNOW OUR WEAKNESSES... BUT WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER AND I THINK WE WILL DO BETTER.))11
[sot TAPE ONE 10:05:29 ]

((JOYCE WATKINS/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: IT'S STILL LIKE AN OPEN BOOK TO US THAT WE HAVE NO BODY OR ANYTHING TO SEE. AND I THINK THAT IF WE HAD A BODY THAT WE COULD SEE IT WOULD BE A CLOSED CHAPTER.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Olin Saunders/Saunders' Cousin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Watkins/Saunders' Cousin; :12]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=closed chapter.]
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[VO-NAT]


Speaker after speaker at yesterday's memorial service vowed the last chapter in the bombing would be hunting down the terrorists and bringing them to justice.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


The Saunders family expects Timothy Saunders' remains to be returned to the Danville area before a Friday night memorial service in Chatham.
A funeral has been scheduled for Saturday in Ringgold.

[11Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:04:10]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Lynchburg residents will vote on a proposed sales tax increase next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


The increase would help raise about 100-million dollars over the next ten years- it would pay for school repairs and improvements.
Supporters and opponents disagree over whether that's the only way to come up with cash.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:13:11//12:42:03]
[IN Q=We want to]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT LYNCHBURG AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA DOES ITS PART TO ENSURE THAT OUR SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO BE THE VERY BEST THAT WE CAN BE.)) ((MARY ANN KERR/CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE TAXATION: IS IT NOT MORE REASONABLE TO BRING IN OUTSIDE AUDITS AND EXPLORE REASONABLE BELT- TIGHTENING BEFORE WE GO DOWN THIS PATH?))
[SUPER=201-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mary Ann Kerr/Citizens for Resp. Taxation; :11]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=down this path.]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents will vote next month on whether to ask for a change in the city's charter that would allow the sales tax increase.
If it passes, another referendum on the increase itself would be held next year.
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[11TAP]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:26:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thirty five years have brought many accomplishments for Total Action Against Poverty... but leaders of the local community action agency say the work begun in 1965 is far from over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley helped celebrate the anniversary, as TAP supporters gathered at the Hotel Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:41]
[IN Q=Whether it's Head Start]

((MARK EARLEY/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHETHER IT'S HEAD START OR PROJECT DISCOVERY OR THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EFFORT OR REHABBING HOMES OR INDEPENDENT LIVING OPPORTUNITIES, IT'S A REAL COMMUNITY EFFORT AND IT HAS SPAWNED PROGRAMS THAT HAVE REALLY HAD A STATEWIDE INFLUENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Va. Attorney General]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=had a statewide influence.]
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[VO-NAT]


Longtime Roanoke social services superintendent Corinne (core-INN) Gott was honored, along with Roanoke Valley businessman and community leader Gordon Willis.
The two received the annual Noel C. Taylor Humanitarian Award.
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[Amtrak]


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


New passenger rail service is on track for routes connecting large cities in the northeast.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Amtrak is nearly ready to put its high- speed train on the tracks in the northeast corridor.
The express service between Boston and Washington D-C is scheduled to begin December 11th.
Amtrak rolled out one of the new express trains, featuring lots of leg room, conference tables, audio and video entertainments, and even bar stools.
Company officials say the service will be an alternative to traffic congestion and airport delays.
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[MO-Governor]


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


Missouri has a new Governor--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jefferson City, MO;]


Roger Wilson was sworn in, just three days after the fatal plane crash involving Governor Mel Carnahan.
One of Wilson's first acts as Governor was to proclaim Friday a day of mourning.
State offices will be closed, but individual school districts will get to decide whether to hold classes.
Carnahan will lie in state at the Governor's mansion until tomorrow's public memorial service.
Carnahan and his son, who also died in the plane crash, will then be buried in their hometown of Rolla, Missouri.

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[11Publishers-Clearinghouse]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:46:07]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Gretna man who sued Publisher's Clearinghouse may get a piece of a settlement in the works from another case.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna/March 31]


Leonard Turner filed a 12-million dollar claim in federal court, after dutifully sending in his sweepstakes entries for 12 years without ever winning what he says he was promised.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Publisher's Clearinghouse moved for a summary judgment.
Judge Sam Wilson denied that and sent the case to Illinois where Publisher's Clearinghouse has entered into a settlement with other disgruntled sweepstakes players.


[11Young]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


The judge presiding over Attorney Rickey Young's criminal case doesn't buy Young's claim of vindictive prosecution.
The Martinsville lawyer alleges he's the victim of selective enforcement- -that the feds went after him because he represents Roanoke police officer Fred Pledge.
But Judge James Jones says Young's allegations are "insufficient" to require a hearing on the matter.
Though Young is an experienced trial lawyer, he'll have to rely on HIS attorney in court. The judge has ruled Young will NOT be allowed to question witnesses or make his own closing argument to the jury.
Trial in the tax evasion case is set to begin Tuesday.

[11Meningitis-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC 42:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia Tech is urging students especially those in dorms to get vaccinated for meningitis and the flu.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Tech/File Tape]

Today, the University's health center is sponsoring an immunization program for students.
The cost - 75 dollars for the meningitis shot and 10 dollars for the flu shot.
The health center will also offer the first dose of the Hepatitis B Shot for 45 dollars.
The immunizations will take place in the Squires Student Center, in the Commonwealth Ballroom from 11 am to 7 pm.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Last school year four local college students contracted meningitis, 3 at Radford, and 1 at Virginia Tech.
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[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, a new study says mammograms may indicate a problem even when there's not one.
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=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM HAVE A MAMMOGRAM AND THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO GET IS A PHONE CALL TELLING YOU THERE'S AN ABNORMALITY. BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS TO MANY WOMEN- EVEN WHEN NOTHING IS ACTUALLY WRONG.

VT=VO

A STUDY FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAYS THE AVERAGE WOMAN WHO HAS REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS WILL BE TOLD THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WHEN THERE IS NOTHING WRONG- THREE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF HER LIFETIME. AND THE TIME WHEN THE RISK IS HIGHEST OF BEING SCARED WITH A FALSE REPORT- THE FIRST MAMMOGRAM A WOMAN EVER HAS- SINCE THERE IS NO PREVIOUS MAMMOGRAM TO COMPARE IT TO.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- SOME GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN WHO DEVELOP DIABETES OVER THE COURSE OF PREGNANCY- SO CALLED GESTATIONAL DIABETES. A STUDY IN THE NEW FINDS PILLS MAY WORK JUST AS WELL AS INSULIN IN KEEPING HER BLOOD SUGARS UNDER CONTROL THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FINDING SINCE WOMEN WHO GET DIABETES OF PREGNANCY ARE TYPICALLY TOLD THEY CANT TAKE PILLS- BECAUSE THE PILL MIGHT CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS- SO INSULIN SHOTS BECOME THE ONLY OPTION- THIS STUDY FINDS THE DIABETES PILL GLYBURIDE- DOES NOT CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS- AND IS SAFE IN PREGNANCY.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WHO'S THE BEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD- WHY ITS YOUR MOM OF COURSE. AND SHE SURE WAS RIGHT WHEN SHE TOLD YOU TO TREAT YOUR COLD WITH CHICKEN SOUP. THE MEDICAL JOURNAL CHEST REPORTS CHICKEN SOUP STOPS THE BODY FROM PRODUCING CERTAIN CHEMICALS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL MISERABLE EVEN BETTER NEWS- IN THIS STUDY- STORE BOUGHT CHICKEN SOUP WORKED JUST AS WELL AS HOME- MADE- BUT DON'T TELL THAT TO YOUR MOM.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS. ))


(ad lib to weather)

[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]


It took less than 30- minutes for a jury to find a Vinton babysitter NOT guilty of felony child neglect.
Leni Whitmire was accused of criminal negligence in the case of a two-year- old who died while in her care.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A Roanoke man was on board the USS Cole when it was attacked. He did survive, but his wife tells News 7 that her family's struggle is not over.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Israelis and Palestinians say they'll end the violence by tonight.
That's according to the cease-fire agreement they reached at the emergency peace summit.
But so far, it hasn't stopped the fighting.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, October 19th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[11Whitmire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

It took a jury less than a half-hour to find a Vinton woman not guilty of felony child neglect in the case of a 2-year-old who died while in her care. Prosecutors said Leni Whitmire was criminally negligent when she left the child alone May 30th. Yesterday, the jury disagreed. Meredyth Censullo has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Alexander/Roanoke Co. Prosecutor; :15]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/May 31; :28]
[SUPER=01-Tim Wilson/Haley's Father; :55]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;1:17]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=mce, News7.]

((Leni Whitmire left the Roanoke County courthouse in Salem a free woman. After deliberating just a few minutes, a jury decided Whitmire was NOT criminally negligent in the drowning death of 2 year old Haley Wilson back in May.

[SOT]
[IN Q=It was a...]

((JOHN ALEXANDER/PROSECUTOR: IT WAS A RELATIVELY COMPLICATED CASE, IT WAS A DIFFICULT CASE, ITS A TRAGIC CASE...WE TRIED IT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY AND THE JURY MADE THEIR DECISION AND I'M GONNA RESPECT THAT AND LEAVE IT ALONE AT THAT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=alone at that.]


John Alexander tried to prove Whitmire was negligent for not keeping a closer eye on the six children in her care that day. To prove that point, prosecutors relied on Wilma Hurst - who testified when she dropped off her own child at Whitmire's house that morning two little boys were on the deck of the pool unsupervised.
Ironically... as Hurst left she says she told Whitmire she needed to fix the latch on the gate to the pool saying her worst fear was that a child would drown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think...]

((TIM WILSON/HALEY'S FATHER: I DON'T THINK A GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY VERDICT WOULD REALLY HAVE CHANGED ANYTHING...HALEY'S GONE AND THAT'S THAT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=that's that.]


Haley's father, Tim Wilson, says he's satisfied in knowing Whitmire will have to live the rest of her life knowing his little girl died in her care. Haley's mother, Jessica Rederick cried throughout the day but was emotionless as she left the courthouse...
MEREDYTH CENSULLO/REPORTING: Both Rederick and Leni Whitmire refused to comment on the verdict as they left the courtroom. Meredyth Censullo News7.))
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[Ship-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=USS COLE]


The Pentagon will announce today the appointments of two retired military officers to investigate security aboard the U-S-S Cole.
Their work will be independent of the F-B-I investigation into the fatal bombing attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]


Meanwhile, yesterday was a day of honor and remembrance for the 17 sailors who died aboard the U-S-S Cole.
President Clinton spoke during a solemn memorial service at Norfolk's Naval Base.
As he offered sympathy and gratitude to grieving family members, the President had some tough words for the still- unknown attackers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:20]
[IN Q=To those who]

((TO THOSE WHO ATTACKED THEM, WE SAY: YOU WILL NOT FIND A SAFE HARBOR. WE WILL FIND YOU AND JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=will prevail.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many in the audience were moved to tears as President Clinton read aloud the names of the dead.
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[11Regal]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC34:09]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


A Roanoke man was on board the USS Cole when the bombing occurred. He did survive, but his wife told News 7 yesterday that her family's struggle is not over.
Tracy Regal says Christopher is emotionally wounded -- she's still waiting for him to return from Yemen.
Tina Tenret has her story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Does your daddy ride]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Regal/U. S. S. Cole Sailor's Wife; :12]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :53]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:27:19]
((nat sot: DOES YOUR DADDY RIDE IN A BOAT? WHEE!))

[RUNS:05] Three-year-old Patrick doesn't know that the U-S-S Cole exploded with his father on board.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:13:30]
[IN Q=HE'S SEEN]

((TRACY REGAL/SAILOR'S WIFE: HE'S SEEN HIS DADDY'S SHIP ON T-V AND THINK'S IT'S REALLY COOL. OBVIOUSLY HE'S TOO YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION, THANK GOODNESS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=THANK GOODNESS]

Christopher Regal is the chief fireman aboard the U-S-S Cole, a 14-year Navy veteran originally from Pennsylvania. He was not injured but his wife Tracy says he's emotionally hurt -- with still NO word on when he'll be let off the ship in Yemen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:12:26]
[IN Q=We've personally]

((TRACY REGAL/SAILOR'S WIFE: WE'VE PERSONALLY NEVER GONE THROUGH SOMETHING THIS DIFFICULT. HE SERVED TWO TERMS DURING THE GULF WAR AND I DON'T THINK ANYTHING HIT HIM THIS PERSONALLY, SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW HE HANDLES THIS. HE'S A VERY STRONG MAN BUT A PERSON CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=take so much]

Regal says the sailors aboard the U-S-S Cole are in survival mode and sticking together well. Her husband has said he has a lot of stories to share.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
((NAT SOT))

[RUNS:03] And about telling Patrick?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:13:41]
[IN Q=I've saved]

((TRACY REGAL/SAILOR'S WIFE: I'VE SAVED A LOT OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS FOR HIM AND HE'LL SEE ONE DAY THAT HIS FATHER MADE HISTORY.)) [RUNS05] [OUT QMADE HISTORY] Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))

[11Visitors-Bur]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:06:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke Valley hopes to attract young athletes to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau says youth sporting events give local business a boost.
While kids play, parents pay for food, accommodations and entertainment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The money that's]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: THE MONEY THAT'S GENERATED SUPPORTS JOBS, GENERATES TAX REVENUE, HELPS KEEP TAXES DOWN FOR LOCAL PEOPLE. IF TAXES ARE COMING FROM THE VISITOR, YOU'LL HAVE LESS TAXES TO PAY AS A LOCAL RESIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Convention and Visitors Bureau]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=a local resident.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bureau's new marketing campaign centers around a sports venue guide.
Event organizers across the country will receive the brochure filled with tournament site information.
The bureau says sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and the upcoming Big South Basketball tournament are part of an untapped niche for the Roanoke Valley.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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


Israel is easing more of its restrictions Palestinians after the break-through agreement in Egypt this week.

While the violence hasn't stopped, the two sides say they'll attempt to end the fighting by tonight.
Drew Levinson reports from the West Bank.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]
[SUPER=01-Saeed Uri/Palestinian;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Ramallah on the West Bank.]

(( On the West bank, hundreds of angry Palestinians took to the streets.

(Natsound)


Among shouts of down with America and down with Israel, they condemned the results of the Sharmel Sheikh peace agreement. The Palestinians claim Yasser Arafat caved to outside forces.

(SOT SAEED URI 64126-64131)

BECAUSE, WE FEEL THAT OUR LEADER WAS PRESSURED THROUGH THE WHOLE THING TO SIGN IT BY THE AMERICAN AND ISRAELI GOVERNMENT.
(LAST WEEK)


Ramallah became a flashpoint when two Israeli soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated. The Israeli army says, it arrested eight Palestinians in connection with the lynching Wednesday.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

AFTER THE PROTESTS THROUGH THE STREETS, THIS IS WHERE MANY OF THE PALESTINIANS CAME. THIS IS THE BAH-LUAH CHECKPOINT, AN ISRAELI DEFENSE POST. ON THIS SIDE PALESTINIANS, MOST OF THEM YOUNG MEN, THROWING ROCKS. ON THE OTHER SIDE ISRAELIS WITH GUNS SHOOTING TEAR GAS.
Here, the peace plan means little. Most are heeding the call from Islamic factions to continue the uprising. This boy is just 14-years old.
(SOT)

DO YOU WANT PEACE? NO, WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK, WITH JERUSALEM THE CAPITAL. HOW DO YOU GET THAT? BY FORCE, BY ANYTHING, ANYWAY.
This 16-year old says hes burning with anger.
(SOT)

FROM THE INSIDE I FEEL SO MAD, MY HEART IS CRYING MAD, MY HEART IS BLACK INSIDE FROM HOW MAD I AM, THEY TOOK MY COUNTRY, THEY TOOK OUR COUNTRY.
In the next few days Israel and the Palestinians are officially to begin withdrawing their positions. Unofficially it doesn't look promising. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Ramallah on the West Bank.
))

[11Census-VA]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A federal court has dismissed Virginia's plan to use an exact population count to re-draw political districts.
The General Assembly passed a law this year prohibiting the use of sampling.
Yesterday's unanimous decision by the U.S. District Court for D-C means Virginia still has to get Justice Department approval before enforcing that law.

[11Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A regulation allowing foster parents to spank, hit or shake children in a "non abusive" way has been delayed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The State Board of Social Services voted yesterday that the issue warranted further review by an ad hoc committee.
The regulation, which permits punishment including hitting, pinching and binding of children that is QUOTE "not abusive," WOULD have gone into effect next month.
Now, it's delayed until July 2001, after the committee has made its recommendation.
Children's advocacy groups say they're pleased with the board's decision.
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[11Violence-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:03:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students across Bedford County are taking a stand against violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Faculty and staff at the county's three high schools planted trees yesterday to remember those who have died at the hands of violence.
The trees also honored students' commitment to solving problems through non- violent means.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:37:40]
[IN Q=It is a]

((MARIE GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: IT IS A LIVING BEING SO TO SPEAK AND WE WANT THE STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT ON A DAILY BASIS AS A LITTLE REMINDER. SOME FOLKS HAVE RIBBONS THAT THEY WEAR ON THEIR CHESTS TO REMEMBER FOLKS, MAYBE DUE TO AIDS OR CANCER THAT KIND OF THING. THIS TREE AT THE SCHOOL WILL REMIND STUDENTS THAT THEY ARE AGAINST IT AND THE COUNTY AS A WHOLE IS AGAINST IT.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Gardner/Bedford Co. Social Services]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=is against it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gardner says both middle and high school students have also signed pledges to not engage in any kind of violent activity.
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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:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

After deliberating just a few minutes yesterday, a jury decided Leni Whitmire was NOT criminally negligent in the case of a 2-year-old who drowned in Whitmire's care back in May.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Lynchburg residents will vote next month on whether to ask for a change in the city's charter that would allow a sales tax increase.
If it passes, another referendum on the increase itself would be held next year.

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


Virginia Tech's health center is sponsoring an immunization program for students today.
The cost is 75 dollars for the meningitis shot and 10 dollars for the flu shot.
The health center will also offer the first dose of the Hepatitis B Shot for 45 dollars.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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