[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A landlord says he recently spoke with the man suspected of abducted a Roanoke postal employee.
Authorities say Dewey Lee Summerlin told his landlord the woman he's with his all right.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll have the latest on the conditions of the four teens still hospitalized after Sunday's church van accident in North Carolina.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Fourth with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[11Missing-woman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:20:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police haven't been able to find Dewey Lee Summerlin or the woman he's suspected of abducting.
Summerlin's landlord says he recently spoke to him. Summerlin called his landlord 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.
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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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[11VMI-Pregnancy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]

A civil rights group has warned Virginia Military Institute against plans to require cadets involved in a pregnancy to leave school or face expulsion. The A-C-L-U 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.

[11Virginia-Heights]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:49:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Days after a local church van crashed in North Carolina, four young members of a Roanoke church remain hospitalized.
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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.
(XXXXXXXX)

[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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[Russian-Plane]


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


In international news--
Officials say all 145 people on board a Russian airliner were killed when the plane crashed in a Siberian forest.
They say 12 of the passengers were foreigners.
But the death toll could rise, because there may have been others aboard who were not ticketed.
Russian television is reporting the plane had tried twice to land, and crashed on its third attempt.
No word on what caused the accident.
Terrorism has NOT been ruled out.

[China-Plane]


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


Pieces of the American spy plane that collided with a Chinese fighter jet are now back on U-S soil.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hickham A.F.B., HI;]


The dis- assembled Navy plane arrived in Hawaii last night.
It was packed into a Russian cargo jet.
Next stop, its final destination of Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia for possible repairs.
There are still some parts of the plane remaining at the Chinese air base.
Those will be flown to a U-S base in Okinawa, Japan.
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[11Junie]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC30:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


66-year-old Junie Smith doesn't let muscular dystrophy stop him.
Smith has started his own business and he's even been named the marshal for Buchanan's Fourth of July parade.
Marya Jones has his story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Junie Smith's]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marty Rickman/Carnival Chief; :25 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ginny LeBon/Junie's Niece; :47]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mullins/Friend; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Rex Kelly/Buchanan Mayor; 1:14]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Buchanan.]

(( Junie Smith's day begins when he steps onto his tractor.
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[9:51:28 NATS] ((NATS: IGNITION.)) [RUNS:01]
A 66-year-old with muscular dystrophy, Junie can't drive a car.
So, long ago, he found another way to get around.
He and his John Deere are a familiar sight on the streets of Buchanan.
Greeting everyone with a trademark smile and wave, he's the town's one-man welcoming committee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:16:06 - :11]

((MARTY RICKMAN: (COVER) HE MEANS A WHOLE LOT TO THE TOWN. I MEAN (SHOW RICKMAN) :09 EVERY DAY YOU GET UP, YOU LOOK FOR JUNIE.)) [RUNS:05]
When he was born in 1935, doctors told Junie's family he probably wouldn't live long ... and should be placed in an institution.
But his mother said NO.
And with the love of his family and community, Junie blossomed.
(///// SOT /////)

[NATS 23:25:40 - :42] ((NATS: HOOTERS GIRLS: WE LIKE MEN IN TRACTORS. ESPECIALLY US COUNTRY GIRLS.)) [RUNS:02]
Junie lives at home with his niece, Ginny.
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[SOT 10:08:29 - :34]

((GINNY LEBON: DOES EVERYTHING FOR HIMSELF PRETTY MUCH. EXCEPT TO COOK. I DO THE COOKING. )) [RUNS:06]
11 years ago, Junie bought his first John Deere... and started "Junie's Mowing Service."
Junie mows 16 lawns... and the town's carnival grounds.
Jeremy and James Mullins sometimes help out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:10:55 - 10:11:01]

((JEREMY MULLINS: HE'S NICE AND EVERYTHING ELSE. HE'S BEEN OUR FRIEND FOR A LONG TIME.)) [RUNS:06] [show hug at beginning of bite]
Mayor Rex Kelly is Junie's brother-in-law.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:21:55 - 23:22:08]

((REX KELLY/MAYOR: (hugging) IT MAKES YOU WARM AT HEART BECAUSE SO MANY OF US DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WE CAN DO AND HE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF WHAT HE CAN DO AND DOES A GOOD JOB AT IT.)) [RUNS:09]
That's why the town named Junie this year's Fourth of July parade marshal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:18:42 - :46]

((MARTY RICKMAN: HE'S DONE EARNED THAT. WHAT HE'S DONE DONE FOR THE COMMUNITY. HE'S ALREADY DONE EARNED PARADE MARSHAL.)) [RUNS:04]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 23:24:50 - :58] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, JUNIE WILL BE CHANGING HIS MODE OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PARADE. HE'LL BE RIDING IN THIS CHEVY CAVALIER THAT'LL BE RAFFLED OFF LATER.)) [RUNS:08]
But he won't stay off his tractor for long...
(///// SOT /////)

[NATS 23:26:32] ((NATS JUNIE SAYING "YEAH, YEAH!")) [RUNS:02]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:18:53 - :59]

((REX KELLY: EVERY COMMUNITY OUGHT TO HAVE ONE LIKE HIM. (COVER WITH JUNIE) HE SURE HAS BEEN SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR BUCHANAN.)) [RUNS:06]
A man who overrode the odds on his tractor ... and won the hearts of a town. MJN7, Buchanan.))

[July-4th]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=4-th of July]

[******ANCHOR TAG******]
Fireworks will top off the Independance Day festivities around the area.
Here's a list of places where you can see tonight's lightshows. [LIVE PATRIOTIC MUSIC UNDER]
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[IN Q=nat sound music]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=Brookneal last board]
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=HOLD]


If you choose to put on your own fireworks show at home..keep safety in mind. Steve Pardon will be along in a few minutes with some safety tips.

[11Woodrum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC1:53:35]
[GRAPHIC=Chip Woodrum]


Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum is running for re- election in the 11th House District.
[ANCHOR=Dick Cranwell]


The plans of Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell remain unclear, but the House Minority Leader has apparently decided not to run in the 11th.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Woodrum has served in the House of Delegates since 1980, but the recent redistricting placed him and Cranwell in the same district.
Woodrum says he had a number of discussions with Cranwell before deciding to seek the Democratic nomination.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:55:41]
[IN Q=And he felt it more appropriate]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: AND HE FELT IT MORE APPROPRIATE THAT I CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE CITY DISTRICT, AND HE CHOSE NOT TO SEEK NOMINATION TO THE 11TH HOUSE DISTRICT. DICK BRINGS A LOT OF LEADERSHIP TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND I HOPE HE WILL CONTINUE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=and I hope he will continue.]
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[VO-NAT]


Whether Cranwell will challenge Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith or some other legislator remains unclear.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Attempts to reach Delegate Cranwell today were unsuccessful.

[11Jones]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC1:10:57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

A second Republican has announced his candidacy in the race for the 7th House of Delegates District.
Jim Jones made the announcement yesterday. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "clapping"]
[SUPER=403-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=401-Jim Jones/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :25 ]
[SUPER=403-Christiansburg/May 30; :41]
[SUPER=401-Dave Nutter/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :54 ]
[SUPER=420-Rachel Cannon/rcannon*wdbj7.com; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Montgomery County.]

((Nats tc Jim Jones is back at the podium after an unsuccessful bid in 19-99 for State Senate. This time he seeks the Republican nomination for the 7th House District.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :41:12]
[IN Q=WERE GOING]

(((COVER BITE)WERE GOING TO KEEP THIS CAMPAIGN LOCAL WERE GOING TO KEEP THIS CAMPAIGN SIMPLE.))
[OUT Q=simple]

An ambulance service owner, Jones is choosing to focus his platform on an issue rooted firmly in his life. Paramedics, rescue squads and volunteers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :39:37:26]
[IN Q=I KNOW WERE]

((JIM JONES/(R) 7TH DISTRICT HOUSE CANDIDATE; I KNOW WERE EXPERIENCING A SHORTAGE OF VOLUNTEERS, SYSTEMS WILL BE SURELY STRAINED IN THE FUTURE WERE LOOKING AT A GLOBAL PROBLEM IN VIRGINIA.))
[OUT Q=IN VIRGINIA]

Jones is addressing his 19-93 conviction of misdemeanor assault and battery. Maintaining his innocence, he says the charges are unfounded. [Nats Nutter file] G-O-P Dave Nutter also wants to represent the 7th District. The Virginia Tech Media Relations director has been campaigning since the beginning of June. He believes the extra time has given him a chance to line up support for his platform.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :43:25:21]
[IN Q=CREATE OPPORTUNITY]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R) 7TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITIZENS HERE IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY, PROVI
DE INTEGRITY RESTORE INTEGRITY FOR GOVERNMENT ((COVER AND BUTT SOT'S PICK UP AT :43:35)) AND ENHANCE PROSPERITY THROUGH

JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE REGION.))
[OUT Q=REGION]

A Republican candidate will be chosen at a July 26th meeting. That person is expected to face Democrat Benny Keister Rachel Cannon, News 7, Montgomery County.))
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[11Earley-Vouchers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:29:05]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Earley]


In 1994, Mark Earley co-sponsored a voucher bill.
In 1997, the Christian Coalition Voter Guide still listed him as a supporter of the idea.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Now -- as a candidate for governor -- Mark Earley is against vouchers to pay private and religious school tuitions.
His campaign spokesman even allegedly told The Roanoke Times last month "we've never uttered the word vouchers."
Earley dismisses the position change as an evolution of thought.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know, I think when]
[sot tape 10:37:24 ]

((MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW, I THINK WHEN YOU SERVE IN GOVERNMENT YOU LOOK AT CERTAIN THINGS, YOU TRY THEM OUT. AND SOME YOU REALIZE DON'T WORK AND YOU MOVE ON TO OTHERS THAT DO WORK AND ACCOMPLISH THE OBJECTIVE.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=work and accomplish the objective.]
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Earley now supports tuition tax credits for private and religious school parents, and for corporations and individuals who provide scholarships to private schools.
He's proposing a pilot program if elected governor.
[SS=MArk Warner]


Democrat Mark Warner supports neither private school tax credits, nor vouchers.

[5-Postpartum-Depression]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-03 37:02]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check,
The recent murder of 5 children in Texas by their mother --has brought attention to postpartum depression. Some statistics show that about 80 percent of women who give birth will suffer some degree of postpartum depression. For most of them its usually very mild and passes in a few weeks.
But for some women it can be so severe, they lose touch with reality. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a local psychologist to get some answers about this condition.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Last Month; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sam Rogers/Lewis-Gale Clinic; :20]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :33 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
It's hard for many of us to imagine --how a mother could kill her own children. How Andrea Yates could allegedly drown all five of her kids in a bath tub.
Clinical Psychologist Sam Rogers says while it's hard for many to understand --depression can be severe enough that suicide or even homicide can seem reasonable.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:19]
[IN Q=Actually it can be so severe that]

((ACTUALLY IT CAN BE SO SEVERE THAT A PERSON LOSES TOUCH WITH REALITY AND BECOMES PSYCHOTIC IN A CLINICAL SENSE. THEY LOSE TOUCH WITH REALITY AND THEY BECOME DELUSION AND I SUSPECT THAT WAS HAPPENING WITH ANDREA )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=happening with Andrea]


Rogers says several factors can lead to the postpartum depression.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT9:15]
[IN Q=There is certainly a biochemical]

((THERE IS CERTAINLY A BIOCHEMICAL FACTOR --THEN THERE IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES --JUST THE STRESS OF TAKING CARE KIDS)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=taking care of kids]


But they are certain sign to look for that might indicate a person needs help.
Some symptoms include: loss of interest in daily activities, sleeping too much or too little, feelings of sadness, anxiety, hopelessness and excessive crying..
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:48]
[IN Q=You might have a mother whose normally very]

((YOU MIGHT HAVE A MOTHER WHOSE NORMALLY VERY LOVING AND CARING ALL OF SUDDEN SHE IS VERY IRRITABLE AND CROSS WITH THEM. THE OTHER POSSIBILITY SHE DOESN'T RESPOND TO THEM SHE DOESN'T SHOW LOVE SHE DOESN'T SHOW ANGER --SHE JUST DOESN'T SHOW ANY EMOTION )) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=any emotion]


Whether Yates should be held accountable for the murder of her children will ultimately be up to a jury --but Rogers believes that because of her condition she should be granted leniency.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Doctor Rogers says no one should have to live with the depression because there are medications that can help.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A new development in the case of a missing Roanoke postal worker--
The landlord of her suspected abductor says Dewey Summlerin phoned him Monday evening, saying the woman he's with is all right.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An alleged former mistress of California Congressman Gary Condit steps forward.
Authorities are interested in Condit's connections with missing Washington D-C intern Chandra Levy.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And "Whezee" didn't join him-- but the man known as George Jefferson is spending this Independence Day in Virginia.

Actor Sherman Hemsley is taking part in the annual Bruce Allen Fourth of July Celebration in Lexington.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, July 4th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-11Missing-woman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC1:20:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The suspect in the abduction of a Roanoke postal worker called his landlord Monday night and said with woman he's with is all right.
(------------)
[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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[Missing-Intern]


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


Meanwhile, the search for a missing Washington D-C intern may lead investigators to interview the wife of California Congressman Gary Condit.
That after a flight attendant alleges SHE had an affair with Condit.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Marie Smith/Flight Attendant; :16 HOT CHANGE!!!]
[SUPER=04-Fox News Channel Special Report;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((
(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)


IF THE LATEST ALLEGATIONS ARE TRUE, THAN GARY CONDIT COULD HAVE A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO. HIS ALLEGED FORMER MISTRESS IS TALKING. ANNE MARIE SMITH SAYS SHE BROKE OFF AN AFFAIR WITH CONDIT AFTER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHANDRA LEVY. SHE SAYS SHE CALLED THE CONGRESSMAN AFTER SHE GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE F-B-I.

(SOT)ANNE MARIE SMITH/COURTESY FOX NEWS CHANNEL SPECIAL REPORT

13:59:36 He told me you don't have to talk to the media, you don't have to talk to the media, you don't even have to talk to the FBI.
SMITH SAYS CONDIT NOT ONLY ASKED HER NOT TO TALK... BUT TO LIE. THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT SAYS CONDIT S ATTORNEY SENT OVER THIS AFFIDAVIT SAYING I DO NOT AND HAVE NOT HAD A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH CONGRESSMAN CONDIT. CONDIT'S LAWYERS NOW SAY SMITH ACTUALLY REQUESTED THAT AFFIDAVIT, BUT DECLINED TO SIGN IT. SHORTLY AFTER CHANDRA LEVY DISAPPEARED APRIL 3OTH, CONDIT ALLEGEDLY PHONED THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT SAYING HE WOULD HAVE TO LAY LOW FOR A WHILE.

(SOT) ANNE MARIE SMITH/COURTESY FOX NEWS CHANNEL SPECIAL REPORT

14:00:09 He's like, it's nothing between you and me. Everything between you and me is fine. But I just am going to have to disappear. I said, are you in trouble? Is it your job? Your family? He said, no, nothing like that, but I think I may be in some trouble.
CONDIT MAINTAINS HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF LEVY S BUT DENIES CLAIMS FROM HER RELATIVES THAT THE TWO WERE HAVING AN AFFAIR. HE'S BEEN INTERVIEWED TWICE BY POLICE, WHO NOW WANT TO INTERVIEW HIS WIFE.

(STANDUP)

CONDIT STATEMENT DENYING AFFIDAVIT, ETC.

))[SAG-Agreement]


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


An actors' strike is averted in Hollywood.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Two unions representing nearly 135,000 actors have reached a tentative contract agreement.
The performers will vote on the proposal over the next few weeks.
Details of the agreement were not released.
But union leaders say the three- year deal will raise the minimum salary scale for actors, and also increase some key residual payments.
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[AMRenee-Kopstein]


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


A Roanoke County woman was in for the race of her life last night... unfortunately for her the race never got started.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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 on News 7 at Noon.
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[Chicago-4th]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=4-th of July]


While most of us won't get to see Fourth of July fireworks until this evening... Chicago was already
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


lighting up the sky last night.
The annual Windy City fireworks display was held along the city's lakefront.
Crowds approached the one- MILLION- mark, as people came from near and far to join the festivities.
Traffic was gridlocked as motorists pulled over and looked up to the sky.
The holiday fireworks are part of the 10- day "Taste of Chicago" celebration.
(------------)


[11Hemsley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC12:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man best known for his role as George Jefferson is spending this Independance Day in western Virginia.
(------------)
[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 funraiser for local charities.
Hemsley will be entertaining the public as a favor to his friend Bruce Allen.
(///// SOT /////)
[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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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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[5-Junie]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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He may be one of Buchanan's most beloved citizens, and today the town is honoring him.
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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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((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.))
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Junie is so popular with the locals that he's been named Marshal for Buchanan's Fourth of July parade today.
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[2-July-4th]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=4-th of July]


Independance Day will end with a bang.
Several localities have scheduled fireworks to top off the holiday.
Here's a list of places where you can see tonight's lightshows. [LIVE PATRIOTIC MUSIC UNDER]


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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A civil rights group has warned Virginia Military Institute against plans to require cadets involved in a pregnancy to leave school or face expulsion. The A-C-L-U says the policy violates privacy rights and the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. The state Attorney General's office has not yet responded.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Four young members of a Roanoke church remain hospitalized days after their van crashed in North Carolina.
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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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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Actor Sherman Hemsley is participating in The Annual Bruce Allen Fourth of July Celebration in Lexington. The man best known for his role as George Jefferson will perform at Davidson Park.
All the festivities, which include music and food, kick off at 4 and run until 10.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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