[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Heat off the grills won't be the only thing heating up today. Humidity is going to be high today with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




[7-11Missing-woman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:20:51]
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Police are still searching for Dewey Lee Summerlin and the woman he is suspected of abducting. But Summerlin contacted his landlord on Monday, telling him that both he and the woman he's with are all right.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Lawrence Wolfe rented a basement apartment to Dewey Summerlin.
The house is at the end of a secluded, steep driveway at Lynville on the Lake in Hardy.
Wolfe says Summerlin was depressed when he called late Monday night.
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[SOT 11:53:35]
[IN Q=He said I shoud]

((LAWRENCE WOLFE/LANDLORD; HE SAID, "I SHOULD PUT A BULLET IN MY HEAD." I SAID, "THAT'S NOT NECESSARY." I ASKED IF THE LADY WAS ALL RIGHT AND HOW HIS SON WAS. THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL I WAS CONCERNED WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Wolfe/Landlord]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=that's pretty much all I was concerned with.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police would like to talk with Summerlin about the disappearance of Jennifer Barker. Yesterday, they scoured the area around the house with a tracking dog after searching the house Monday night and finding a sawed- off shotgun. A car they'd been looking for was also there.
The search warrant affidavit indicates "human blood was found in the vehicle which was not present at the time Robert Wingfield loaned the vehicle to Summerlin" last week.
The warrant cites Barker's abduction as the reason for the search.
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[7-11VMI-Pregnancy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Virginia Military Institute's plans to require cadets involved in a pregnancy to leave school or face expulsion is coming under fire by the A-C-L-U. The civil rights group says the policy violates privacy rights and the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. The A-C-L-U urged V-M-I to treat pregnancy as a temporary medical disability. The state Attorney General's office has not yet responded.

[7-11Virginia-Heights]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:49:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Four teens remain hospitalized in North Carolina this morning - just days after their church van crashed on its way back from Myrtle Beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Monday]


A spokesman from Moses Cone Hospital says that the conditions of the three patients there have not changed.
[SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC/Sunday]


Jessica Lewis and Helen Vandegrift are still in critical condition while Marella Dizdarevic remains in fair condition after doctors operated on her back. UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill says Ben Wheeler had surgery on his leg and was a little better yesterday but he remains in serious condition.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
Virginia Heights Baptist Church is now accepting donations to help with medical expenses.
You can send them to Ministry Fund, care of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, 2014 Memorial Avenue Southwest, Roanoke. The zip code is 24015.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - If you are planning to be outdoors for the holiday - expect to be hot! It's going to be a muggy one with temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




[45-11Hemsley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC12:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Well he may not have a deluxe apartment in the sky here in western Virginia - but the man who played George Jefferson IS spending the fourth in the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Actor Sherman Hemsley flew into the Roanoke Regional Airport last night but it was just a stopover.
He'll eventually make his way to Lexington where he'll participate in The Annual Bruce Allen Fourth of July Celebration.
It's all part of a fundraiser for local charities.
Hemsley will be entertaining the public as a favor to his friend Bruce Allen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well before I perform]

((SHERMAN HEMSLEY/ACTOR; WELL BEFORE I PERFORM I'LL BE INTRODUCING KEITH BRYANT THE SINGER AND I'M GOING TO DO A LITTLE STANDUP MYSELF AND JUST TRY TO MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY AND MAKE EVERYBODY LAUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Hemsley/Actor]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=everybody laugh.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hemsley will be performing at Davidson Park in Lexington.
All the festivities, which include music and food, kick off at 4 and run until 10.
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[45-AMRenee-Kopstein]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Roanoke County woman was gearing up for the fast track last night - but unfortunately she never got the green flag.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


25-year-old Renee Kopstein was supposed to kick off her racing career at South Boston Speedway in the Goody's Dash, but a fuel pump leak forced her out before she could take the wheel.
Rene says she didn't let this so-called "set back" get her down because she's ready to race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cause we didn't]
[SUPER=01-Rene Kopstein/Goody's Dash Driver]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=ready to go.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rene's car is sponsored by her father's company, Optical Cable Corporation... a Roanoke-based fiber optic firm.
Bob Kopstein says - race or no race - he's proud of his daughter.
News 7's Jennifer Miele will tell us about Rene's next attempt at a NASCAR race today at noon.
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[45-11Science-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC58:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is receiving national accreditation after ten years of hard work and dedication.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

The national recognition is welcome after the Museum's loss of state revenue. Thanks to budget cuts, the Science Museum lost 750 THOUSAND dollars of state money. Because of this loss, open days and hours have been cut back, along with staff.
Museum officials hope accreditation will reassure the public that the museum is a safe investment.
And they say while the short term future looks bright, the museum will still need private support to stay open.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Mother Nature may have a few fireworks of her own today with pop-up showers and storms. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in the forecast.




[8-11Missing-woman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:20:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Dewey Lee Summerlin is still wanted for questioning in the abduction of a Roanoke woman. While police have not been able to find Summerlin, he has apparently contacted his landlord. Summerlin called his landlord on Monday night and said the woman he's with is all right.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Lawrence Wolfe rented a basement apartment to Dewey Summerlin.
The house is at the end of a secluded, steep driveway at Lynville on the Lake in Hardy.
Wolfe says Summerlin was depressed when he called late Monday night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:53:35]
[IN Q=He said I shoud]

((LAWRENCE WOLFE/LANDLORD; HE SAID, "I SHOULD PUT A BULLET IN MY HEAD." I SAID, "THAT'S NOT NECESSARY." I ASKED IF THE LADY WAS ALL RIGHT AND HOW HIS SON WAS. THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL I WAS CONCERNED WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Wolfe/Landlord]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=that's pretty much all I was concerned with.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police would like to talk with Summerlin about the disappearance of Jennifer Barker. Yesterday, they scoured the area around the house with a tracking dog after searching the house Monday night and finding a sawed- off shotgun. A car they'd been looking for was also there.
The search warrant affidavit indicates "human blood was found in the vehicle which was not present at the time Robert Wingfield loaned the vehicle to Summerlin" last week.
The warrant cites Barker's abduction as the reason for the search.
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[8-11VMI-Pregnancy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]

The A-C-L-U is criticizing Virginia Military Institute's plans to require cadets involved in a pregnancy to leave school or face expulsion. The civil rights group says the policy violates privacy rights and the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. The A-C-L-U urged V-M-I to treat pregnancy as a temporary medical disability. The state Attorney General's office has not yet responded.

[8-5-Junie]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=501-02 36:18]
[GRAPHIC=AM Cutins]

Buchanan's honoring one of its most beloved citizens today -
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[VO-NAT :15.5]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan;]


You can usually find 66 year old "Junie" Smith driving his lawn tractor around town.
Junie was born with Muscular Dystrophy. Doctors told his family he should be placed in an institution, but his mother said no.
Now, Junie runs his own lawn mowing business.
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[23:18:42 2nd tape/10:11:07 1st tape]
[SOT]
[IN Q=He's something]
[SUPER=01-Marty Rickman/Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mullins/Friend; :10 ]

((MARTY RICKMAN/FRIEND: HE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THIS COMMUNITY. EVERY COMMUNITY OUGHT TO HAVE A JUNIE.)) ((JEREMY MULLINS/FRIEND: Q: WHY DO YOU LIKE HANGING OUT WITH A 66 YEAR OLD GUY? HE'S JUST FUN TO TALK TO. HE SMILES A LOT AND EVERYTHING ELSE.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=smiles a lot and everything else.]
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[VO-NAT]


Junie is so popular with the locals that he's been named Marshal for Buchanan's Fourth of July parade today. (------------)