[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


There COULD be a new sheriff in town--
A 22- year veteran in the Roanoke City Sheriff's is running against her BOSS.
Octavia Johnson says she's running as the Republican candidate for sheriff.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Yugoslavia turns over its former leader to the War Crimes tribunal.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


Our high temperatures today are just a few degrees lower than yesterday but that still means hot and humid... and what do you think? A chance for showers today? We'll talk about it in a minute.
[ANCHOR=Kim]

You can bring out the positive personality traits in your cat with a little training. A cat expert show us how.
and our Mornin' Closeup focuses on Tiki and Ronde Barber. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay with us...News 7 Mornin' is next.

[Milosevic]


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


President Bush is pledging U-S help to Yugoslavia, now that its former leader Slobodan Milosevic is behind bars.

Officials say Bush will likely pledge 100- million dollars today at an international aid conference in Belgium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-The Hague, Netherlands;]


Authorities in Belgrade handed over Milosevic to the war crimes tribunal yesterday.
The tribunal indicted him in 19-99, accusing Milosevic of being responsible for mass killings and expulsions of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
Prosecutors also plan to charge him with war crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia.
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[Microsoft]


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


Microsoft is staying intact--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


A federal appeals court yesterday unanimously overturned an order to break up the software giant.
District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's order claimed Microsoft monopolized the Internet browser market.
But the appeals panel questioned Jackson's integrity-- saying he made several offensive comments in public about company officials.
The panel has ordered a new judge to decide how Microsoft should be penalized for violating anti- trust laws.
Meanwhile, Microsoft head Bill Gates says the company will go ahead with its new Windows X-P operating system and Internet services.
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[11Roanoke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The Roanoke City Sheriff's race is heating up. Republican candidate Octavia Johnson announced yesterday she's running against her boss Sheriff George McMillan Kate Weidaw explains why this may be one race to keep an eye on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=401-George McMillan/(D) Roanoke City Sheriff Candidate;:18 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=401-Octavia Johnson/(R) Roanoke City Sheriff Candidate;:27]
[SUPER=420-Kate Weidaw/kweidaw*wdbj7.com;1:06]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke]

((After 22 years in the Roanoke City Sheriff's Department, Octavia Johnson threw her hat in the ring as the Republican candidate for Sheriff. However the man she will face in November is her boss Sheriff George McMillan. McMillan says Johnson's breaking a department policy by running for elected office.

[SOT 1:08:01]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF GEORGE MCMILLAN: IF YOU WANT TO SEEK ELECTION TO OFFICE THEN YOU NEED TO GET THE SHERIFF'S PERMISSION.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


That's something Johnson did not do.

[SOT 4:20:20]
[INQ=]

((OCTAVIA JOHNSON: THERE WAS NO NEED TO GO ASK HIM HE WOULDN'T WANT ME TO BE RUNNING AGAINST HIM I'M SURE HE WOULDN'T WANT ANYONE TO BE RUNNING AGAINST HIM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Earlier this month Johnson tried to get the Democratic nomination but lost to McMillan. Now she's switched parties and is running as a Republican.

[SOT 4:19:04]
[INQ=]

((OCTAVIA JOHNSON: IT WASN'T ABOUT WHAT PARTY YOU WERE A MEMBER OF IT WAS ABOUT BEING SHERIFF OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE SO I ACCEPTED TO BE THEIR CANDIDATE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


So what does the Sheriff think about his employee running against him?

[SOT 1:05:34]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF GEORGE MCMILLAN: I TAKE ONE HURDLE AT A TIME RIGHT NOW I'M LOOKING AT REELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF AND I HAVE TO GET OUT TO THE VOTERS AND LET THEM KNOW MY QUALIFICATIONS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


And with five months to go before the election both candidates have plenty of time to tell the voters who would make the best Sheriff. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

[6-Tobacco-Settlement]


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


Franklin and Patrick Counties have received a portion of the tobacco settlement money.
It will go toward community improvements.
Franklin County got 507-thousand dollars yesterday to fund an adult education and training center, as well as a tobacco heritage exhibit.
Patrick County won about 170-thousand dollars to promote economic development.

[11Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC15:36]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia]


The Miss Virginia Pageant is underway at the Roanoke Civic Center.
26 women began competing for the title of Miss Virginia last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Half of the contestants competed in the swimsuit competition while the other half performed their talent.
Some chose to dance, while others sang, and performed skits for the judges.
Since Monday the Miss Virginia hopefuls have been practicing for last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 45:24]
[IN Q=they've been]

((TERRY TUCKER/MISS. VIRGINIA ORGANIZER: THEY'VE BEEN REHEARSING LIKE CRAZY EVERYDAY THEY'VE BEEN IN JUDGES INTERVIEWS THEY HAD THEIR INDEPTH JUDGES INTERVIEW YESTERDAY AND TODAY SO THEY HAVE THAT OUT OF THE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Tucker/Miss Virginia Organizer]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=out of the way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today, the talent and swimsuit competitions will continue and the 10 finalists will be chosen for Saturday.
Whoever takes home the Miss Virginia title will win a 16-thousand dollar scholarship and a chance to compete in the Miss America pageant.
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[Airfare-Wars]


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


Turning to business news--
Southwest Airlines is working to make its air fares more grounded.
It's cutting prices by as much as half.
Meanwhile, American Airlines has matched Southwest's fares on routes flown by BOTH carriers.
The move comes as the airline industry tries to fight sluggish travel demand this summer and fall.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Microsoft played a big role in yesterday's gains on Wall Street and that trend could continue today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]


(((on cam) MICROSOFT IS SURE TO STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY ON WALL STREET AFTER AN APPEALS COURT OVERTURNED AN ORDER TO BREAK THE SOFTWARE GIANT IN TWO. SINCE MICROSOFT IS A MEMBER OF BOTH THE DOW AND THE NASDAQ, IT HAD A BIG EFFECT ON THE MARKETS...
(graphic)

THE DOW RALLIED 131 POINTS TO 10-566
(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ SHOT UP 50 POINTS..
(on cam)

AFTER BEING HALTED FOR MORE THAN 3 HOURS, SHARES OF MICROSOFT MOVED UP NEARLY 2 PERCENT WHEN TRADING RESUMED... AN ANALYST AT JP MORGAN UPGRADED THE STOCK AND EXPECTS MICROSOFT TO REACH 85-DOLLARS A SHARE IN THE NEXT YEAR. OTHER ANALYSTS SAY MICROSOFT IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET, SINCE THE CASE WILL GO BACK TO A LOWER COURT IN A CASE THAT COULD TAKE MONTHS TO SORT OUT. MICROSOFT COMPETITORS MOVED LOWER ON THE COURT RULING: VA-LINUX AND RED HAT XX
(graphic)

IN AFTER THE BELL ACTION: PMC SIERRA BECAME THE LATEST TECH COMPANY TO WARN THAT SECOND QTR EARNINGS WILL DISAPPOINT INVESTORS.
(on cam)

AND MORTGAGE RATES THIS WEEK ARE MIXED.. ACCORDING TO FREDDIE MAC,
(graphic)

THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30 YEAR FIXED RATE MORTGAGE HELD STEADY AT 7.11-PERCENT - ONE YEAR AGO, THE RATE ON A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE STOOD AT 8.38 PERCENT... THE RATE ON A 15 YEAR MORTGAGE DIPPED TO 6.63 PERCENT FROM 6.65 PERCENT LAST WEEK.
(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]

[6-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:42:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Today is the last business day for the City of Clifton Forge. On Sunday, Clifton Forge will become the second Virginia city to revert to a town.
The community will then become part of Alleghany County, which has been scrambling for nearly four months to prepare for the change.
Richard Lesko reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Four thousand residents...]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :16]
[SUPER=01-Butch Simpson/Alleghany Co. Sheriff; :26]
[SUPER=01-Chris Alderson/Alleghany Co. Commonwealth's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=01-Noel Beach/Alleghany Co. Director of Public Works; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Clifton Forge]

(( Four thousand new residents -- overnight. That is exactly what's happening in Alleghany County this weekend.
It's big change .. in very little time .. as the county takes over everything from tax records to garbage pickup in Clifton Forge.
The County Sheriff's Department will now patrol town streets, and with three new deputies, the sheriff says he's ready to take on the added territory.
[SOT - TIME CODE]
[INQ=I don't expect...]

((SHERIFF C.E. "BUTCH" SIMPSON/ALLEGHANY CO. SHERIFF; I DON'T EXPECT ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS. THERE WILL BE A TRANSITION PERIOD, AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PROBLEMS THAT WILL POP UP))
[OUTQ=we're set to go.]
[RUNS= 9]

Also making the move will be all of Clifton Forge's court system, meaning the County's courts will be a little more crowded.
[SOT - 11:53:28]
[INQ=We'll have more...]

((CHRIS ALDERMAN/ALLEGHANY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE'LL HAVE MORE COURT DATES, COURT TIME, MORE CASES TO TRY, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE MANAGEABLE.))
[OUTQ=will be manageable]
[RUNS= 10]


Alleghany County will also take over public works in Clifton Forge, adding sewer, water, and trash pickup to the county's duties...
And while the governments of Clifton Forge and Alleghany County adjust to the new town, residents must get used to the new name...
[SOT 12:03:08]
[INQ=It'll be some changes...]

((NOEL BEACH/ALLEGHANY CO. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS; IT'LL BE SOME CHANGES FOR SOME COUNTY PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE TOWN OF CLIFTON FORGE, I HAVE TO GET USED TO SAYING THAT. THAT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT ALSO...))
[OUTQ=a little different also]
[RUNS= 9]


Clifton Forge will look the same Sunday, but anyone living there goes to sleep in a city .. and wakes up in a town.

Richard Lesko, News 7, Clifton Forge.))

[11-Moratorium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=501-15 17:20]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


The Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys has already asked for a temporary halt to the death penalty.
So have three local bar associations, eight newspapers, and three city councils, including Blacksburg and Lexington.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16 ]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association is the latest group publicly calling for a moratorium.
A new state law relaxing the 21-day rule to submit new evidence takes effect next week.
But it doesn't go far enough, according to the trial lawyers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:25:05]
[IN Q=It's a small step in the]

((MATTHEW GEARY/VA. TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOC.: IT'S A SMALL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE LIKE TO SEE THE FACT THAT VIRGINIA IS STEPPING AWAY FROM THE 21 DAY RULE WHICH IS THE STRONGEST RULE IN THE NATION IN TERMS OF CUTTING OFF ANY RELIEF... GOOD STEP. BUT WE NEED TO DO MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Geary/Virginia Trial Lawyers Association;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=we need to do more.]
(-------------)
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=Hold]


The trial lawyers say Virginia also must look at how to pay for better capital defenses, and reconsider the issue of executing the mentally retarded.

[5-Back-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-05 1:37:39]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, the risk of suffering compression fractures in the spine increases as people get older, particularly in women. They occur when bone becomes brittle and weak --usually as a result of osteoporosis. It's often very painful --and over time - fractures can affect a person's posture. Now there's a new procedure available in the Roanoke Valley that can do more than just relieve the pain. As Health Check reporter Joy Sutton tells us, it can even restore height.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Dr. John Mathis the head of]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Mathis/Lewis-Gale Medical Center;22]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Doctor John Mathis --head of Radiology at Lewis-Gale Medical Center --is one of the first radiologists in the country to perform a new back pain procedure known as kyphoplasty.
It's used to relieve pain associated with compression fractures --when a vertebra collapses because of the loss of bone mineral.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:43:45]
[IN Q=It's the only procedure out ]

((IT'S THE ONLY PROCEDURE OUT THERE THAT HAS THE CHANCE RIGHT NOW OF NOT ONLY TREATING THE PAIN BUT RESTORING SOME OF THE HEIGHT LOSS IN THE COMPRESSION FRACTURE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=compression fracture]


The procedure works by inserting a needle into the vertebra --then an inflatable balloon is inserted.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT1:45:11]
[IN Q=Once we think it's in a location]

(( ONCE WE THINK IT'S IN A LOCATION WE THINK IS APPROPRIATE WE CAN INFLATE THAT BALLOON --AND AS THAT BALLOON INFLATES IT PUSHES BONE ASIDE)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=it pushes bone aside]


By opening the fractured bone - it restores height. Then bone cement is injected - which reinforces the vertebra --thereby relieving the pain.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:39:33]
[IN Q=The procedure is appropriate.]

(( THIS PROCEDURE IS APPROPRIATE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS A RECENT COMPRESSION FRACTURE AND RECENT USUALLY MEANS WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.THE SOONER THE BETTER BECAUSE IF WE CAN GET TO IT RIGHT AWAY -THE OPPORTUNITY FOR HEIGHT RESTORATION IS PROBABLY BETTER )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=is probably better]

I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Pain relief occurs in between 80 to 90 percent of patients - and for a portion - it will also restore height. Doctor Mathis says the procedure is basically safe. The most common side effect is leakage of the cement outside the bone - but that is rare.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


Don't go away...News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Minority leaders came together with police in the Hill City.
The two sides met to discuss the need for better communication-- in hopes of ending racial profiling and police brutality.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


President Bush is coming to the financial rescue of Yugoslavia, now that is former leader is behind bars for alleged war crimes.
Bush is expected pledge 100- million dollars in aid.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And divers searching for clues in two murder cases will return to dry land.
The Henry County Sheriff's department plans to stop the diving operation in Philpott Lake until after July fourth.

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


And that's what's making news on this Friday, June 29th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[11L'burg-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:14:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Racial profiling and police brutality are issues that have been getting high profile treatment across the country recently.
Minority leaders in Lynchburg say part of the problem is blacks don't know how to properly interact with police.

The two sides met last night to discuss the issue.
Lynchburg Bureau Chief Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Craig Morris' version]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Morris/Claims Police Beat Him; :08]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :32]
[SUPER=01-Charles Mangum/Lynchburg NAACP President; :51]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police Department; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Craig Morris's version of his arrest in March is one that many blacks nationwide say is all too typical.
[SOT 20:20:02]

((CRAIG MORRIS/CLAIMS POLICE BEAT HIM: NEXT THING I KNOW, THEY'RE BEATING ME. BEAT ME FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES, FOR NO REASON AT ALL.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=no reason at all.]


Morris' complaint of police brutality is still being investigated, but his situation is one black leaders would like to prevent from happening again.
So the local N-double-A-C-P sat down with Lynchburg police to discuss how minorities should act when police stop them on the street, pull over their car or knock on their door. [Standup ] ((Those tips.. like remaining calm, answering all the officer's questions and avoiding a confrontation.. will be printed up in a pamphlet the local N-double-A-C-P will start distributing in the next couple of months. Five thousand of them will be handed out to black residents everywhere from area churches to the street corners.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=street corners.]
[SOT 21:04:32]

((CHARLES MANGUM/LYNCHBURG NAACP PRESIDENT: THEY DEFINITELY NEED TO KNOW IT. AND WE'RE HAVING SOME PROBLEM WITH WHETHER THE YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE STREET WILL BALL THIS PAMPHLET UP AND THROW IT AT US. BUT IT'S OUR DUTY TO TRY.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=duty to try.]


Police say they support the pamphlet idea and hope it will break down some of the stereotypes minorities might have about police officers.
[SOT 21:00:130]

((CAPT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: POLICE OFFICERS SOMEWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO HAVE A NEGATIVE REFLECTION AND UNFORTUNATELY MOST POLICE OFFICERS ARE PAINTED WITH THAT SAME PAINTBRUSH.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=same paintbrush.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[2-Milosevic]


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


Yugoslavia's former leader Slobodan Milosevic is in prison for his alleged war crimes.
Now President Bush is stepping up to the plate, promising financial assistance.
Bush is expected to pledge 100- million dollars in aid to Yugoslavia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-The Hague, Netherlands;]


Authorities in Belgrade handed over Milosevic to the war crimes tribunal yesterday.
The tribunal indicted him in 19-99, accusing Milosevic of being responsible for mass killings and expulsions of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
Prosecutors also plan to charge him with war crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia.
(------------)


[K-Mart]


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


You probably won't see it as a blue-light special--
K-Mart is clearing out its inventory of handgun ammunition.
The store says it'll phase out the sale of ammunition over the next 90 days.
That comes in the wake of protests by gun control advocates, as well as meetings between company executives, victims of the Columbine shootings, and filmmaker Michael Moore.
Moore's working on a film that examines guns and fear in American society.

[11Lake-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC29:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An underwater search in Philpott Lake for clues in two murder cases has been put on hold for now. The Henry County Sheriff's Department plans to halt diving in the lake until after the Fourth of July holiday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


Yesterday, divers spent more than six hours searching near Union Bridge.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case as well as a missing Nelson County man.
The Sheriff's Department will resume diving the second week of July.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 56:05]
[IN Q=Next week is fourth of July week]

((SGT. DAVID KING/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: NEXT WEEK IS FOURTH OF JULY WEEK AND YOU GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF BOAT TRAFFIC ON THE LAKE SO ITS BETTER THAT WE DON'T GO NEXT WEEK. WE COME BACK PROBABLY THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND WE'LL KEEP COMING BACK UNTIL WE END UP CLEARING THE WHOLE BRIDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. David King/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=the whole bridge]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Divers continue to face less than ideal conditions.
They are dealing with a lot of debris on the bottom as well as visibility that is just one or two feet.
(------------)



[Barbers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-100]
[GRAPHIC=Tiki/Ronde]


NFL stars Ronde and Tiki Barber finish up their fourth annual football camp today. Steve Mason spent some time with the former Cave Spring graduates this week and offers a fitting tribute to where they came from, who they are and where they are going.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Mornin' Closeup Board]
The Barbers are the focus of this Mornin' Closeup.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :57]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants 2000 Leading Rusher; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Defensive Back; 1:38]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/Friend & Former Teammate; 2:14]
[SUPER=01-Matt Link/Friend & Former Teammate; 2:30]
[SUPER=01-Steve Bowery/Camp Founder; 3:18]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Football Coach; 3:31]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Football Coach; 3:45]
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Tiki & Ronde's Mom; 4:05]
[RUNS=4:33]
[OUT Q=....steve mason for mornin"]
(------------)

((STEVE MASON:))
((Born back on April 7th 1975, Tiki and Ronde began their lives together side by side. Through the years it seemed they were always together, joined at the hip. They competed together, went to college together, then the NFL forced them a part. ((nat sound tiki and ronde))
They play for teams on opposite ends of the east coast, but still they remain close. Close to each other, close to their rock and mom Geraldine, and close to their hometown community of Roanoke County. Both are media favorites and, whether in the Giants organization or Tampa Bay, the franchises have embraced them. But millionaire status has elevated their earnings, not their egos. ((:)) ((:)) Geraldine Barber has raised Ronde and Tiki to rise above the hype. Friends that knew them before they became mega stars remain their close to them now. They have watched Tiki and Ronde stay the same while the world around them has exploded. Two such friends are former UVa teammates Walt Derey and Matt Link, who help the Barbers run their camp. ((:)) ((:))
The Barbers have completed the fourth year of their camp in Roanoke. They do not make one cent from it. They have also donated time and money to other projects, like a new Cave Spring weight room. The camp, over it's four years, has raised around ten thousand dollars, amazing considering it cost just 25 dollars per kid and many scholarships are given out. The money raised is given right back to the camp and the community. Those efforts have promoted organizations like Kroger, along with the Edgar Therman Foundation to jump on board to help the Barbers camp. ((:))
Coaches around the valley are inspired by what the Barbers are doing and always amazed by how much the twins do for their community. Northside's Jim Hickam, Cave Spring's Ben Foutz, Glenvar's Steven Magenbauer and William Campbell's Brad Bradley consistently help Ronde and Tiki at their camps. ((:)) ((:))
Their success always finds away back to their mother. One of her fondest memories of her twins dates back to their childhood. The pair had written on a chester draws and Mrs. Barber was furious. But then she read what they wrote. ((:)) ((:)) That old, beat up piece of furniture remains a permanent fixture in her garage. Some things with great character never change. Steve Mason for Morning.))

(ad lib toss to bump)

We'll be right back.
[Streaming Video] [BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[11Gilmore-Taxes]


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


The work of a legislative commission studying a reform of Virginia's tax system was apparently NOT enough.
Governor Jim Gilmore announced yesterday he's appointing a commission to study taxes and the state Constitution.
The commission won't report in until well after he leaves office, as the Governor who enacted Virginia's biggest tax cut ever.

[11Rowe-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC25:37]
[GRAPHIC=Rowe Furniture]

Business is picking up at Rowe Furniture.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/September]


The Elliston-based upholstery maker says it plans to add a new production line in two weeks.
Slowing sales forced Rowe to cut 130-workers back in January.
Rowe says it will hire between twelve and 24-people to start the new production line.
That number could reach 50 if the market improves.
(------------)



[11Wythe-Industry]


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New jobs will soon open up in Wythe County. Swanson Industries, which is a West Virginia based company, says it will open a division in Rural Retreat within the next two-months. The company builds products for hydraulic, construction and mining industries. A county spokesman says a staff of 30-workers will be hired initially and 60 more jobs are expected over the next three years.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Swanson Industries, which is a West Virginia based company, says it will open a division in Rural Retreat within the next two-months. A county spokesman says a staff of 30-workers will be hired initially and 60 more jobs are expected over the next three years.

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The Henry County Sheriff's Department plans to halt diving in Philpott lake until after the Fourth of July holiday.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case as well as a missing Nelson County man.
Yesterday's search near Union Bridge turned up nothing.

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26 women began competing for the title of Miss Virginia last night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Half of the contestants competed in the swimsuit competition while the other half performed their talent.
Today, the talent and swimsuit competitions will continue and the 10 finalists will be chosen for tomorrow night's final competition.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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