[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A Texas woman said to be suffering from post-partum depression confesses to killing her five children.
Authorities have charged her with capital murder.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And fire breaks out at a townhouse development near Virginia Tech, causing over 100-thousand- dollars in damage.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Grab some coffee and wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin' is next.

[Children-Killed]


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


Authorities in Houston, Texas have charged a woman with capital murder in the deaths of her five children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Yesterday police arrived at the home of 36- year- old Andrea Yates, who told them she'd killed her children.
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[SOT 3:06:41 ]
[IN Q=She led the officer]

((JOHN CANNON/HOUSTON POLICE: SHE LED THE OFFICER INTO A BACK BEDROOM, WHERE THE BED COVERED WITH A SHEET WERE FOUR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-John Cannon/Houston Police Department;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=four children]
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[VO-NAT]


A fifth child was later found in the bathtub.
Police believe Yates drowned all five of her children, who ranged in age from six months to seven years.
Yates called her husband to come home.
He told authorities she'd been on medication for postpartum depression for the past two years.
Officials say Yates also attempted suicide in 19-99.
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[Blacksburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

The Blacksburg Fire Chief says charcoal on a back deck started a fire at townhouse complex.
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[VO-NAT :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

About 20-firefighters responded to the blaze on Green Street just before six p-m yesterday. The property is owned by Price Real Estate and rented by Virginia Tech students-- although no one was home at the time. Officials say flames traveled up the rear of the structure, destroying a four-bedroom unit and causing damage in two others.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :8:13:07-:22]
[IN Q=We look ]

((MARIAH TARRANT/WITNESS; WE LOOK OUT BACK AND THERE'S A FIRE LIKE THIS BIG IT'S GOING UP THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND IT' S NOT THAT BIG SO LIKE I GO TO GET A POT OF WATER BUT BY THEN IT'S ALMOST TO THE ROOF.))
[SUPER=01-Mariah Tarrant/Witness;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT=TO THE ROOF]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire damage is estimated at 125-thousand dollars.
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[Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=Water Quality]

Residents in Prices Fork no longer have to boil their water for drinking and cooking now that recent tests are negative for fecal bacteria.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Prices Fork;]

County representatives informed residents last night about the solution ending the boil order which has been in effect for two weeks. A contaminated well has been shut down, with the area's second one now servicing the community. Officials hope it will provide safe drinking water until they can hook up to a neighboring town's supply.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:23:13/14:59:52]
[IN Q=we have an, it looks like]

((MICHAEL KIRK/PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT A SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS TO PURCHASE WATER AND WERE ALSO DISCUSSING WITH THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG AN OPTION TO PURCHASE FROM THEM. DENIS GUENETTE/PRICES FORK RESIDENT; IT LOOKS LIKE THEIR MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN GETTING ONE DONE OR THE OTHER IT SEEMS LIKE THE BLACKSBURG ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE BU THEY NEED TO PURSUE ALL THE AVENUES.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kirk/Public Service Authority;]
[SUPER=01-Denis Guenette/Prices Fork Resident;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=all the avenues]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say a decision on a new water source will be made in 60 to 90 days. After that, a connecting pipeline will have to be built. But for now since water is coming from one well..residents are being asked to conserve.
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[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-18 TC1:24:35]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The latest News 7--Mason-Dixon poll says the race for lieutenant governor and attorney general are up for grabs.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls takes a look at the numbers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the first two weeks]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/June 2; :00]
[SUPER=401-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; 1:00]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:44]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( In the first two weeks on the statewide campaign trail, Republicans Jay Katzen and Jerry Kilgore are NOT even a blip on most Virginians' radar screens.
Katzen is completely unknown to 73 percent of those polled in our News 7/Mason-Dixon poll.
58 percent don't recognize Jerry Kilgore.
The Democratic ticket benefits a little from the fact that it had a primary, which meant TV ads.
So Tim Kaine and Donald McEachin have a little more traction in the eyes of voters.
But more importantly, where do they stand in the poll?
In the Lieutenant Governor's race, Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine has 38 percent support.
Warrenton Delegate Jay Katzen has 27 percent.
But a full 35 percent of voters are undecided in the middle of June.
In the race for Attorney General, former public safety secretary Jerry Kilgore has 34 percent support.
Henrico County Delegate Donald McEachin is at 30 percent.
But 36 percent of those polled are undecided.
One political analyst says the Democrats can expect a summer on the defensive.
[sot 13:36:43 ]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: THE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO PAINT THE DOWN TICKET MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET, TIM KAINE AND DONALD MCEACHIN, AS FOLKS WHO ARE TOO LIBERAL FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. THEY ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO HIT A NUMBER OF THE HOT BUTTON SOCIAL ISSUES. THEY ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT GUNS. THEY ARE PARTICULARLY GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THEIR POSITION ON THE DEATH PENALTY.))
[runs= 20]


Tim Kaine is a Catholic, who's morally opposed to the death penalty, but supports gay marriage.
If he wants to go on the offense, he can try to paint Jay Katzen out of the mainstream on the right.
[sot 13:37:57]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: JAY KATZEN'S BEEN A SUPPORTER OF CERTAIN FORMS OF SCHOOL CHOICE, A SUPPORTER OF VOUCHERS IN CERTAIN WAYS. KAINE'S BASICALLY GOING TO ARGUE THAT THAT'S THE WAY TO RUIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
[runs= 11 ]


Holsworth says Jerry Kilgore's picked some winning issues with ethics reform and domestic violence protections.
But, he says, Donald McEachin is a smart candidate who appears ready to retool his primary campaign focus on gun safety for a more mainstream message.
The poll tells us he needs to broaden his appeal to white voters in Virginia to win.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[VOB-Blind-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Roanoke native has helped a close friend conquer the world's tallest mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Yesterday-- 32- year old Jeff Evans returned home to share his experience with his family.
[SUPER=04-Allegra Video;]

Last month, the Patrick Henry High school graduate and a team of climbers helped a blind man reach the top of Mount Everest.
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[SOT 00:48:29 00:53:05]
[IN Q=This was ]

((JEFF EVANS/ROANOKE NATIVE & HIKER: THIS WAS HISTORY MADE I MEAN WE DID ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE MOUNTAINEER FEATS IN THIS CENTURY... PEOPLE SAY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVEREST EXPEDITION EVER.)) ((PEGGY EVANS/JEFF'S MOTHER: HE'S JUST A GREAT KID AND WE'RE SO GLAD AND SO THRILLED THAT THEY MANAGED TO SUMMIT NOT JUST ALMOST GET THERE. SO WE'RE JUST SO PROUD OF HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Evans/Roanoke Native & Hiker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Evans/Jeff's Mother; :15]
[runs=25]
[out q= proud of him.]
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[vo-nat] Evans now lives in Colorado.. where he works as a physician's assistant.
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[6-Enterprise-Zone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to make an economic development announcement today in Covington.
The area's Chamber of Commerce says he will designate a new "Enterprise Zone."
Enterprise zones help attract businesses into under-developed areas by offering a package of tax breaks and interest-free loans.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Eastman Kodak and H an R Block released positive earnings news yesterday. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((Information:
(ON CAM)

A FRESH BATCH OF EARNINGS NEWS WILL GREAT INVESTORS THIS MORNING...
ON THE UPSIDE...

(GRAPHIC)

EASTMAN KODAK SAID IT STANDS BY ITS SECOND QTR EARNINGS ESTIMATES.

(GRAPHIC)

AND H&R BLOCK POSTED PROFIT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES .. THE TAX PREPARATION SERVICE ALSO HIKED ITS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 7 PERCENT TO 16 CENTS A SHARE.. AND H&R BLOCK ANNOUNCED A 2 FOR 1 STOCK SPLIT.

(GRAPHIC)

WHAT SHARES OF EXODUS COMMUNICATIONS ...THE COMPANY LOWERED ITS SECOND QTR PROFIT AND SALES OUTLOOK. EXODUS BLAMES ITS TROUBLES ON THE FAILURE OF SO MANY DOT-COM COMPANIES.

(ON CAM)

AFTER A YO-YO DAY OF TRADING STOCKS FINISHED ON THE PLUS SIDE..AS INVESTORS DEBATE HOW DEEP THE FED WILL CUT INTEREST RATES AT NEXT WEEK'S MEETING.

(GRAPHIC)

THE DOW ROSE 50 POINTS TO 10-647
WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED 38 POINTS, BACK ABOVE 2-THOUSAND.

(GRAPHIC)

MEDIA STOCKS WERE IN THE LIMELIGHT AFTER AOL-TIME WARNER'S CEO SAID THE ADVERTISING MARKET APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING. AOL TIME WARNER ALSO SAID IT'S ON TRACK TO MEET PROFIT AND SALES FORECASTS FOR THE YEAR.

(GRAPHIC)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM - AT THE NASDAQ,

(ON CAM)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Berenson]


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


An American woman received a lighter sentence in her re- trial, but was still convicted of "terrorist collaboration".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;]


31- year- old Lori Berenson's gone from a life sentence to a 20- year term for collaborating with leftist rebels in a failed plot to seize the Congress of Peru.
However, the court acquitted Berenson of charges that she was an ACTIVE rebel militant.
She'd already served more than five years of a life term on a treason conviction in 19-95.
The judge says her time served will count toward the 20- year sentence.
Berenson still plans to appeal.
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[11Patrick-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:39:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been 12 years since a Martinsville woman was murdered, but Henry County authorities remain optimistic they'll be able to solve the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Tuesday; QUICK!]


On Tuesday, the medical examiner identified the body recovered from Philpott Lake Monday as 38 year old Ether Adean Smith of Martinsville.
She was found sealed in a barrel with two gunshot wounds to the head.
Investigators say they've had a few helpful calls from the public but still have no concrete suspects.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:20]
[IN Q=They've been basically been calls]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THEY'VE BEEN BASICALLY BEEN CALLS THAT I'VE WORKED WITH HER, I ATTENDED COLLEGE WITH HER, I REMEMBER SEEING HER JUST PRIOR TO HER DISAPPEARANCE. AND EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN'T MEAN A LOT TO THAT PERSON IT MEAN A LOT TO MAJOR PARTS OF THE PUZZLE TO US. SO WE'D LIKE TO URGE ANYBODY, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, IF SHE WAS YOUR FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, JUST GIVE US A CALL.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=just give us a call]
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[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff's Department originally was looking for a missing Nelson County man when they discovered Smith's remains.
Dive teams plan to head back into the water next week to see if they can locate the other missing person.
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[11Crime-Stats]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore has released State Police crime "stats" that show violent crime dropping nearly 21 percent since his election in 1997 -- and dropping more than seven percent last year alone.
That's compared to a virtually unchanged national average in 2000.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
But the decreases are smaller than in recent years in Virginia.
Murder is down just two-tenths of a percent from the previous year.
That means one fewer murder statewide.
Rape is down 4-point-2 percent.
Robbery is down 6-point-8 percent.
Aggravated assault is down 8-point-2 percent.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=None]


All the major crime categories saw declines in 2000 -- except for motor vehicle thefts.
Stolen cars went up three-tenths of a percent in Virginia last year.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, your job status plays a role in your overall health.

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=1:43]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information: YOU CAN NOW ADD ANOTHER PROBLEM TO THE LIST OF RISK FACTORS FOR HEART ATTACKS IN MEN: THE STRESS OF NOT HAVING A JOB.
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION REPORTS MEN WHO LIVE IN AREAS WITH HIGH RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT HAVE HIGHER RATES OF HEART DISEASE. IN TODAYS ECONOMY THE WORST PLACES FOR YOUR HEART INCLUDE NEW YORK, KENTUCKY , WEST VIRGINIA, AND MISSISSIPPI.
THE LEAST STRESSFUL: HAWAII, UTAH, AND COLORADO.
AND BY THE WAY- ITS NOT JUST BEING OUT OF A JOB, ITS THE WORRY YOU MAY SOON BE OUT OF JOB TAKES IT TOLL ON THE TICKER.
SPEAKING OF WORK- - WHICH JOB LITERALLY CAUSES THE MOST HEADACHES?
A NEW SURVEY SHOWS ACCOUNTANTS HAVE MORE HEAD SPLITTING ACHES THAN OTHER PROFESSIONS- FOLLOWED BY LIBRARIANS, TRUCK DRIVERS, BUS DRIVERS, AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS. AND EVEN IF YOUR JOB IS NOT ON THIS LIST, I BET YOUR JOB GIVES YOU A WHOPPER OF A HEADACHE MORE OFTEN THAN YOUD LIKE.
FINALLY- HOW TO TREAT A HEADACHE?- OR FOR THAT MATTER ACHES, PAINS, AND SO FORTH.
MANY SAY THE EASIEST AND SAFEST ON THE BODY IS ACETOMINOPHEN- THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN TYLENOL..
BUT- JUST BECAUSE THIS MEDICATION IS OVER THE COUNTER DOES NOT MEAN THAT ITS 100% SAFE.
A SURVEY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SHOWS MANY PEOPLE DONT KNOW THE FOLLOWING: COMBINING ALCOHOL WITH TYLENOL CAN CAUSE LIVER DAMAGE- SO CAN THE COMBINATION OF FASTING AND TYLENOL. AND TAKING MORE IS NOT BETTER- YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS LISTED ON THE LABEL... EXACTLY.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES.IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Authorities believe a- old Houston, Texas woman DROWNED all five of her children.
The woman called police to her home yesterday, telling them she'd killed her children.
Authorities say she on medication for depression.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The F-B-I is reeling from allegations that ANOTHER agent has been selling top secret information.
A security analyst in Las Vegas allegedly received 25- thousand dollars for providing information to the Mafia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And more out-of-state help arrives in the battle against a forest fire in Rockbridge County.
After more than 100 firefighters arrived from Oklahoma, a crew of 40 is on its way from Maryland.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, June 21st .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Children-Killed]


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


A Houston, Texas woman could face the death penalty after confessing to the murders of her five children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


36-year- old Andrea Yates called officers to her home yesterday, then showed them the children's bodies.
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[SOT 3:06:41 ]
[IN Q=She led the officer]

((JOHN CANNON/HOUSTON POLICE: SHE LED THE OFFICER INTO A BACK BEDROOM, WHERE THE BED COVERED WITH A SHEET WERE FOUR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-John Cannon/Houston Police Department;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=four children]
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[VO-NAT]


A fifth child was later found in the bathtub.
Police believe Yates drowned all five of her children, who ranged in age from six months to seven years.
Yates called her husband to come home.
He told authorities she'd been on medication for postpartum depression for the past two years.
Officials say Yates also attempted suicide in 19-99.
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[FBI-Allegations]


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


The F-B-I is in the hotseat for a series of mishaps--
Its latest embarrassment comes from allegatons that ANOTHER agent is guilty of selling secrets.
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[VO-NAT]


A security analyst at the F-B-I's Las Vegas office James Hill allegedly received 25- thousand dollars for selling information to the Mafia AND to attorneys involved in a criminal probe.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The F-B-I' s problems were at the forefront of a Senate hearing yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:31:33]
[IN Q=For a long]

((SEN. PATRICK LEAHY/D- VERMONT: FOR A LONG TIME THE FBI HAS BEEN CONSIDERED A CROWN JEWEL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. UNFORTUNATELY TODAY IT'S LOST A LOT OF ITS EARLIER LUSTER.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Patrick Leahy/(D) Vermont;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=earlier luster.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senators are demanding an independent and comprehensive examination of what exactly is going on within the bureau.
Meanwhile, its current director Louis Freeh is expected to retire by the end of the week.
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[2-Blacksburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-23]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire spreads through a Blacksburg townhouse complex.
The Fire Chief says charcoal on a back deck started the blaze.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

About 20-firefighters responded to the fire on Green Street just before six p-m yesterday. The property is owned by Price Real Estate and rented by Virginia Tech students although no one was home at the time.

Officials say flames traveled up the rear of the structure destroying a four-bedroom unit and causing damage in two others.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :8:13:07-:22]
[IN Q=We look ]

((MARIAH TARRANT/WITNESS; WE LOOK OUT BACK AND THERE'S A FIRE LIKE THIS BIG IT'S GOING UP THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND IT' S NOT THAT BIG SO LIKE I GO TO GET A POT OF WATER BUT BY THEN IT'S ALMOST TO THE ROOF.))
[SUPER=01-Mariah Tarrant/Witness;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT=TO THE ROOF]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Fire damage is estimated at 125-thousand dollars.
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[2-Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=Water Quality]

Good news for residents in Prices Fork. They no longer have to boil their water for drinking and cooking now that recent tests are negative for fecal bacteria.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Prices Fork;]

County representatives informed residents last night about the solution ending the boil order which has been in effect for some two weeks. A contaminated well has been shut down, with the area's second one now servicing the community. Officials hope it will provide safe drinking water until they can hook up to a neighboring town's supply.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:23:13/14:59:52]
[IN Q=we have an, it looks like]

((MICHAEL KIRK/PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT A SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS TO PURCHASE WATER AND WERE ALSO DISCUSSING WITH THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG AN OPTION TO PURCHASE FROM THEM. DENIS GUENETTE/PRICES FORK RESIDENT; IT LOOKS LIKE THEIR MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN GETTING ONE DONE OR THE OTHER IT SEEMS LIKE THE BLACKSBURG ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE BUT THEY NEED TO PURSUE ALL THE AVENUES.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kirk/Public Service Authority;]
[SUPER=01-Denis Guenette/Prices Fork Resident;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=all the avenues]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials say a decision on a new water source will be made in 60 to 90 days. After that a connecting pipeline will have to be built. But for now since water is coming from one well..residents are being asked to conserve.
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[11Lost-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC04:17]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Firefighters from Maryland will help local crews battle a wildfire in Rockbridge County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The crew of 40 will head to a fire that has burned 300 acres in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.


The fire was found Sunday night just south of Adams Peak.
The group of firefighters is the second to arrive in the area.
Tuesday, 130 firefighters from Oklahoma arrived to help out.
They have a difficult task ahead of them-- it's a two hour hike just to reach the fire.
(------------)



[11College-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-16]
[GRAPHIC=College Tuition]


Virginia's public colleges and universities are starting to look more like a bargain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


After double digit tuition increases after the recession of the early '90s, the tide has turned.
For the first time, seniors this fall will pay less than they did as freshmen.
It's good news for parents and students -- and mixed news for the universities, according to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:45:16]
[IN Q=No question at least the limits.]

((AMY SEBRING/STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION: NO QUESTION AT LEAST THE LIMITS ON TUITION IMPACT THEIR BOTTOM LINE. I MEAN THEY OBVIOUSLY GET REVENUE FROM STUDENTS. THAT IMPACTS THEM. WITH THE GOVERNOR'S 20 PERCENT ROLLBACK ON TUITION, THE STATE ACTUALLY PROVIDED GENERAL FUND SUPPORT TO OFFSET THE REDUCTIONS IN TUITION. SO THE INSTITUTIONS DIDN'T LOSE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Sebring/State Council of Higher Education;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=institutions didn't lose money.]
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[VO-NAT :06]


The average in-state tuition and fee total is just over 38-hundred dollars this fall.
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[Blind-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

When a blind man reached the top of world's tallest mountain last month he had plenty of help. Some of that guidance came from Roanoke native, Jeff Evans. Yesterday, the 32- year old Patrick Henry High school graduate returned home for a visit. Teresa Hamilton has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There was ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=04-Allegra Video; :25]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Evans/Roanoke Native & Hiker; :37 this is his second appearance]
[SUPER=01-Bob Evans/Jeff's Father; 1:35]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:43]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=TH, News 7, Roanoke.]

(( There was no shortage of loved ones waiting to welcome Jeff Evans home as he stepped off a plane at the Roanoke Regional Airport. [nat sound] [runs03] It's been more than a year since Bob and Peggy Evans have seen their son... who now lives in Colorado and just wrapped up the trip of a lifetime.
(////sot////)
[sot 00:48:29]
[in q= This was ]

((JEFF EVANS/ROANOKE NATIVE & HIKER: PEOPLE ARE CALLING IT THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVEREST EXPEDITION EVER.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= EXPEDITION EVER.]

Last month-- Jeff and a team of climbers did what some thought impossible. They helped Erik Weihenmayer... who's been blind since age 13 reach the top of Mount Everest.
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((JEFF EVANS: THERE WAS PLENTY OF MOMENTS WHEN I WAS MISERABLE AND I WAS COLD AND TIRED AND HUNGRY, EXHAUSTED AND THEN THERE WAS MOMENTS OF ELATION WHERE I WAS STANDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD WITH A BLIND MAN AND IT'S A KIND OF AN EXPERIENCE YOU CAN'T REPRODUCE.)) [RUNS19]
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Jeff says he and Erik have been climbing partners and friends for years... but says this experience helped the two form a special bond.
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((JEFF EVANS: I TOLD HIM RELAX A LITTLE BIT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT...WE'RE GOING TO BE BACK DOWN EMBRACE THIS MOMENT.... YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BE HERE AGAIN, EMBRACE IT.)) [RUNS11]
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On this trip though, it was Jeff's parents who were doing all of the embracing.
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((BOB EVANS/JEFF'S FATHER: WE DECIDED WE ALL SURVIVED MOUNT EVEREST. WE SURVIVED WAITING, LISTENING, CALLING AND HE SURVIVED THE MOUNTAIN.)) [RUNS11]
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A feat Jeff says would not have been possible without his family's strong support. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to make an economic development announcement today in Covington.
The area's Chamber of Commerce says he will designate a new "Enterprise Zone."
Enterprise zones help attract businesses into under-developed areas by offering a package of tax breaks and interest-free loans.
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The Blacksburg Fire Chief says charcoal on a back deck started a fire at a townhouse complex on Green Street yesterday evening . Officials say flames traveled up the rear of the structure destroying a four-bedroom unit and causing damage in two others.
No one was home at the time. Fire damage is estimated at 125-thousand dollars.

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A "boil water" order has been lifted in Prices Fork now that tests are negative for fecal bacteria. County representatives informed residents last night that a contaminated well has been shut down, with the area's second well now servicing the community. Officials hope it will provide safe drinking water until they can hook up to a neighboring town's supply.
For now, they're asking residents to conserve water.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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