[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Police are NOT calling him a suspect--
But authorities searched the Washington apartment of Congressman Gary Condit overnight, looking for clues to the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And residents of Far Southwest Virginia attempt to clean up after severe flooding over the weekend.
The Governor is asking for federal disaster assistance.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your morning with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Missing-Intern]


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


New developments in the hunt for missing intern Chandra Levy--
Police have completed their search of Congressman Gary Condit's Washington apartment.
They say they don't consider Condit a suspect, but conducted an "open- ended search".
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/Washington, D.C. Police Chief; :14]
[SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Levy Family Attorney; :45]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; :52]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((

(aleen intro)

THE SEARCH COMES MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER CHANDRA LEVY DISAPPEARED AND ONLY AFTER GARY CONDIT'S ATTORNEY INVITED POLICE TO SEARCH THE APARTMENT.
WASHINGTON POLICE WASTED NO TIME IN TAKING CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT UP ON HIS OFFER. A LITTLE BEFORE MIDNIGHT - CAMERAS CAUGHT OFFICERS GOING INTO CONDIT'S APARTMENT THROUGH A BACK DOOR -LOOKING FOR CLUES TO HELP THEM LOCATE MISSING INTERN CHANDRA LEVY.
CHARLES RAMSEY/WASHINGTON D.C. POLICE CHIEF
SOT/ OR NEW SOT IF POSSIBLE


"THERE ARE JUST NUMEROUS QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED BUT AGAIN WE JUST NEED TO GET SOME KIND OF CLARITY AROUND THIS AND SINCE THE OFFER WAS SO GENEROUSLY MADE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT."

(CONDIT RUNNING WAY TUESDAY)


SINCE ADMITTING TO HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH THE 24-YEAR OLD WOMAN, CONGRESSMAN CONDIT HAS BEEN UNDER MASSIVE PRESSURE FROM THE LEVY FAMILY AND-INCREASINGLY FROM THE PUBLIC - TO COME FORWARD WITH ALL HE KNOWS. HE HAS AGREED TO UNDERGO A DNA TEST-AND A LIE DETECTOR TEST -AS WELL. THE LEVY FAMILY HOPES THE POLYGRAPH WILL ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS.
BILLY MARTIN/LEVY FAMILY ATTORNEY
"WE'D LIKE THE CONGRESSMAN TO TELL US NOT JUST WHEN AND WHERE HE MET WITH HER , BUT WHAT THEY TALKED ABOUT AND WHAT WAS HER MOOD.
STANDUP
INVESTIGATORS SAY WHILE SEARCHING CONDIT'S APARTMENT, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR ANY SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE INCLUDING BLOOD AND HAIR. THEY REPORTEDLY USED THE CHEMICAL LUMINOL WHICH DETECTS BLOOD EVEN ON SURFACES THAT HAVE BEEN CLEANED UP OR PAINTED. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

[11Trash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-29 34:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some southwest Roanoke residents who made a stink about their garbage pickup shouldn't have to wait much longer for relief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials say garbage piled up along Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues should be picked up today.
The trash has been sitting there ever since the city made changes to its garbage pickup procedures.
It means some residents must move their trash cans from the alleys to the curb on the streets.
Officials say route adjustments should continue for the next three to four weeks.
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[11Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-19 1:29:55]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]


Homeowners and businesses in parts of Virginia and West Virginia are trying to recover from Sunday's severe flooding.
In an effort to help, Governor Gilmore is requesting federal disaster assistance for the Tazewell County area.
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[VO-NAT :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Kimball, WV;]

Neighboring parts of West Virginia also have a major cleanup ahead. The town of Kimball, west of Bluefield, was one of the hardest hit. Residents say water came down so quickly there was no time to salvage anything. Business owners say they're not sure if the community can rebuild.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:02:00]
[IN Q=all the windows]

((JAMES GIANATO/KIMBALL BUSINESS OWNER; ALL THE WINDOWS WERE KNOCKED OUT LOST THE POST OFFICE UP THEIR THE LIGHT AND WATER COMPANY THE DEBRIS CAME DOWN AND KNOCKED OUT ALL OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-James Gianato/Kimball Business Owner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=OF IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


For now every store in Kimball's downtown is closed.
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[11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-31 1:39:45]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]

A Republican plan to redraw the state's eleven Congressional districts has been approved by the General Assembly.
It makes some modest last-minute changes to several area districts, the most notable being in Alleghany County.

Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In their last]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Creigh Deeds/(D) Bath Co.; :10]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jay O'Brien/(R) Clifton; :19]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :48 ]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond]


(( In their last stand of what will be a markedly different House of Delegates next year, Democrats delivered a parting shot across the bow of the Republican ship of state.
[SOT 00:33:52]

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH CO.: SO WHILE THE OBITUARIES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN, RUMORS OF OUR DEMISE ARE MUCH EXAGGERATED.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=much exaggerated.]
[SOT 1:42:53]

((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-CLIFTON: WE ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE KNOW WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND, WE JUST HOPE IT TAKES YOU A HUNDRED YEARS JUST LIKE IT TOOK US.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=it took us.]


It will be another ten years before Democrats get a crack at shifting the state's political boundaries again.
Along mostly party lines, the House and Senate voted to move most of Allegheny County and the cities of Covington and Clifton Forge out of the 6th and into the 9th District, while Bob Goodlatte's 6th District picks up more of Roanoke and Bedford Counties.

The plan now goes to the governor and then on to the Justice Department for final review.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond.))[Senate-Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]



Meanwhile, the Justice Department has approved the General Assembly's new state Senate districts.
The news comes less than a month after the federal government approved the General Assembly's redistricting plan for the House of Delegates. The G-O-P-backed plan transports the southwestern Virginia district of Democrat Madison Marye (MUH-ree) into Fairfax.

Democrats say they're disappointed that the plan received federal approval because they believe the districts were intentionally and illegally drawn along racial lines.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Stocks tumbled yesterday in the wake of more earnings warnings.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane in New York]


((Information: IT WAS DEJA VU ON WALL STREET AS THE MARKETS FELL TO THEIR LOWEST LEVELS SINCE MID APRIL...
ESS=closing dow


THE DOW DROPPED 124POINTS AS INVESTORS DIGESTEED MORE EARNINGS WARNINGS..
ESS=BANK RUN: C JPM BNY


FINANCIAL STOCKS WERE HIT HARD WITH CITICORP, JP MORGAN AND BANK OF NEW YORK AMONG THE DAYS LOSERS...
ESS=closing nasdaq


THE NASDAQ TUMBLED 63 POINTS....CLOSING BELOW TWO THOUSAND ....AND TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE APRIL 17TH:
ESS=TUESDAY TECH WRECK: INTC
ESS=ORCL SUNW


THE SELL OFF WAS BROADBASED WITH INTEL..ORACLE AND SUN MICROSYSTEMS FALLING SHARPLY....THE LYNCH PIN..ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TWO BIG TELECOM SUPPLIERS CORNING AND ALCATEl
ESS=closing prices corning/alcatel


..OF A COMBINED 35 HUNDRED NEW LAYOFFS AND ASSORTED PLANT CLOSINGS.

ONCAM=ED


A-T-T GAINED FOR A SECOND DAY....BOARD MEMBER JOHN MALONE ABRUPTLY RESIGNED FROM THE COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ESS=cmcsk/t

...WITH SPECULATION THAT HE MAY WANT TO TRUMP COMCAST IN A HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF A-T-T'S CABLE OPERATION...

ONCAM=ED

MERRIL LYNCH HAS PUT OUT THE WORD..COMPANY ANALYSTS CAN NOT HOLD ANY STOCK THEY COVER OR RECOMMEND TO CUSTOMERS.....
IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA TWO YEARS AGO...BUT WEB VAN THE ON LINE GROCERY SERVICE IS CLOSING DOWN AND FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY AFTER BURNING THROUGH 800 MILLION IN FINANCING..UNABLE TO GET ENOUGH AMERICANS OUT OF THE BRICK AND MORTAR SUPER MARKETS....
WHEN COSTS GO UP MOST BUSINESSES RAISE PRICES...CHI CHI'S THE MEXICAN RESTAURANT CHAIN'S TAKING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT APPROACH....SLAPPING AN ENERGY SURCHARGE ON EACH ENTREE PRICE...TO COVER HIGH NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRIC BILLS...
FOR MORE HEAD TO CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM..I'M ED CRANE IN NEW YORK...))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-14 2:03:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Friends and relatives gathered to say goodbye to 14-year-old Jessika Lewis.
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[VO-NAT :10.5]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


More than 300 people attended the Patrick Henry High School student's funeral yesterday.
Her pastor and friends reminded mourners that Jessika's life was short, but full of love.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=I'm comforted today]
[SOT 43:26 - :35]

((AMANDA WHEELER/FRIEND: I'M COMFORTED TODAY BECAUSE I KNOW JESSIKA IS IN A FAR BETTER PLACE THAN HERE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN I JOIN HER WITH GOD AND WE WILL BE REUNITED AGAIN AS FRIENDS.))
[SOT 51:55 - 52:05]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/LEWIS' PASTOR: LIFE, AS GOD ORDAINS IT, IS NOT MEASURED BY LENGTH, BUT BY LOVE. HIS LOVE FOR US, HIS LOVE FOR JESSIKA.))
[SUPER=01-Samantha Wheeler/Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Lewis' Pastor; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=love for Jessika.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lewis died Friday -- a week after the church van she was riding in flipped.
She was laid to rest yesterday at Trinity Cemetery in Botetourt County.
The three other teenagers injured in the crash remain in North Carolina hospitals.
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[Shark-Attack]


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


Doctors say the eight- year- old boy attacked by a shark in Florida is likely suffering brain damage from a loss of blood.
That after they performed surgery to re- attach Jessie Arbogast's arm.
Jennifer Jones has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pensacola, FL; :05]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rex Northrup/Surgeon; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Pensacola, FL.]

((

Narr: With Jessie Arbogast's arm re-attached and with a strong pulse...doctors began covering his severe thigh wound with tissue taken from other parts of his body.
Sot: Dr. Rex Northup/Surgeon. I think those things we are plainly improving and getting to the point where we feel more comfortable.
But Jesse lost so much blood that many of his vital organs are damaged. HIs kidneys still require dialysis, his lungs still have the support of a ventilator but even more critical is the possibility of brain swelling.
Sot: Dr. Rex Northup If that swelling is excessive the pressure inside the skull will rise and if that pressure rises higher than his blood pressure then the blood flow to the brain stops and we loose him.
Right now tests show brain activity similar to a deep sleep.
The eight year old has amazed doctors in that he is alive at all. A seven foot bull shark viciously attacked the young boy in knee deep water at this Pensacola beach. His arm was pulled from the shark's belly after the boy's uncle helped wrestle the shark to shore.
Standup: To come; Jennifer Jones reports.

))[Whale-Rescue]


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


Rough seas and foggy weather have prevented scientists from rescuing an endangered right whale off the coast of Massachusetts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Cape Cod, MA;]


They were hoping to make another try at removing a nylon fishing line that's embedded in the whale's jaw.
The whale did not respond to a sedative used in a a failed rescue attempt last week.
The fishing rope has caused a serious infection that could eventually kill the 50- foot- long, 50- ton whale.
The rescue crew is made up of three veterinarians and other specialists.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you need to tell your doctor if you take herbs before undergoing surgery.
Doctor Dave Hnida explains that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((RENEWED WARNINGS TODAY ABOUT HERBS AND SURGERY- THEY ARE NOT A GOOD MIX.
A REPORT IN THE JAMA SAYS MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE RUNNING INTO TROUBLE DURING SURGERY BECAUSE THEY DON'T TELL THEIR DOCTORS THEY ARE
TAKING HERBS--- AND THOSE HERBS ARE CAUSING BLEEDING, SLOWER BLOOD

CLOTTING, AND PROBLEMS WAKING UP FROM ANESTHESIA.
RESEARCHERS SAY YOU NEED TO STOP HERBS AT LEAST 3 WEEKS BEFORE ANY SURGERY- AND BE SURE TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR WHAT YOU HAD BEEN TAKING.
MORE QUESTIONS TODAY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF TWO NEWER ARTHRITIS PILLS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE EASY ON THE STOMACH.
BUT A REPORT IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL THE LANCET SAYS THE DRUGS- VIOXX AND CELEBREX MAY NOT BE SO EASY ON THE HEART OR KIDNEYS.
IT SAYS SOME PEOPLE MAY BE AT A HIGHER RISK OF HEART ATTACK OR KIDNEY FAILURE WHILE USING THE DRUGS.

HOW HIGH A RISK--- AND JUST WHO IS AT RISK IS STILL NOT CLEAR.


FINALLY TODAY- WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF TEA- IT SEEMS LIKE THE MAGIC COLOR IS GREEN.
BUT IT LOOKS LIKE GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLACK TEA MAY BE VERY GOOD FOR YOUR HEART.
A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION SHOWS A CUP OF BLACK TEA RELAXES THE LINING OF BLOOD VESSELS AND ALSO KEEPS THEM FROM CLOGGING UP.
SOUNDS LIKE TEA TIME IS HEALTHY HEART TIME'
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]


The cameras were rolling overnight as Washington D-C police searched the apartment of Congressman Gary Condit.
They were looking for clues to Chandra Levy's whereabouts, but say Condit is NOT a suspect in Levy's disappearance.

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


Relief is on the way to some southwest Roanoke residents who are complaining about trash pick-up in the city.
Garbage has been sitting along Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues ever since the city changed its pick-up procedures.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Radford company makes its mark on medical history--
(Cole-morgan) Kollmorgen built the motor for the first battery- powered, self- contained artificial heart.
It was implanted last week.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, July 11th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A battle over the beauty of their homes pitted neighbor against neighbor in Lynchburg last night.
City council voted down a proposal to regulate that beauty.
Jennifer Miele reports from Lynchburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Beauty was on the minds]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Robinson Massie/Proposal Supporter;:45]
[SUPER=01-Glenwood Browley/Proposal Opponent;1:14 ]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:29]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Lynchburg.]




[2-11Trash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-29 34:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some southwest Roanoke residents who have watched their trash pileup at the curb should see some relief today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials say garbage piled up along Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues should be picked up today.
The trash has been sitting there ever since the city made changes to its garbage pickup procedures.
It means some residents must move their trash cans from the alleys to the curb on the streets.
Officials say route adjustments should continue for the next three to four weeks.
(------------)


[2-Missing-Intern]


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


In national news this morning--
Washington D-C police have searched the apartment of Congressman Gary Condit, looking for clues to the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Police made their move just one day after Condit's attorney approved the search.
A little before midnight, cameras caught the officers going into the apartment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=There are just]

((CHARLES RAMSEY/D.C. POLICE CHIEF: THERE ARE JUST NUMEROUS QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED BUT AGAIN WE JUST NEED TO GET SOME KIND OF CLARITY AROUND THIS AND SINCE THE OFFER WAS SO GENEROUSLY MADE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/D.C. Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=advantage of that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the investigators were looking for any signs of a struggle, including blood and hair.
Condit has admitted to having an affair with the 24- year- old woman.
He's also agreed to undergo a D-N-A test and a lie detector test.
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[Toy-Recall]


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


A warning is out to parents from the Consumer Product Safety Commission--
D-S-I Toys is recalling about 238- thousand stuffed toy kittens.
"Kitty Kitty Kittens" contain contaminated water that could cause diarrhea in children who are already sick or have weak immune systems.
The company found the contamination during regular testing, but say there are NO reports of any kids getting sick.
Parents are being told to take the toys away immediately.

[11Artificial-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-22 1:23:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Radford Company is helping bring a mechanical heart to life.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


(Cole-morgan) Kollmorgen built the motor for the first battery powered, self -contained artificial heart. This makes it possible for the heart to pump blood.
It was implanted in a human last week.
Kollmorgen faced several challenges including making sure the motor could withstand the body's corrosive nature --as well making sure it did not generate too much heat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT39:50]
[IN Q=What's driven this a shortage of organs]

((WHAT'S DRIVEN THIS IS A SHORTAGE ORGANS.THE PREFERRED SOLUTION IS TO HAVE A NATURAL DONOR HEART --BUT UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS A SHORT SUPPLY OF DONOR ORGANS ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Dawson/Kollmorgen]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=donor organs]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

So far the heart has been successful. The initial hope is that it'll be able to prolong someone's life for up to six months.
(------------)



[6-Schultz]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-37 18:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County has hired a new tourism and event coordinator.
(----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Wendi Schultz will resign as Executive Director of Festival in the Park to take the position beginning September fourth.
Schultz will oversee special events and tournaments in an effort to promote tourism.
(---------)


[11VA-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-36 18:43]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


The value of tonight's Lotto jackpot is 20 million dollars, but state lottery officials say it doesn't attract the attention, or play, the way it used to. That's why the Virginia Lottery may make some changes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Lottery 1991]


Lottery officials say ten years ago, when these pictures were taken, a 20 million dollar Lotto jackpot would attract five or six times the number of players expected to buy tickets for tonight's drawing.
The lottery cites "jackpot fatigue" .. the mega-multi-state jackpots .. for the lessened interest in "only" 20 million.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:59:20]
[IN Q=It's hard for us]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: It's hard for us to understand that. We think a million dollars is a lot of money, but it seems that collectively, the public is not really responding to that in the same way, and hence it's one of the reasons why we're looking at some possible changes for the game.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=at some possible changes for the game]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


One change under consideration is creating what lottery officials call a "Mini Multi-State" game. We'll have last night's winning number in just a few minutes.

[11Salmonella]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Salmonella]

Health officials are trying to discover the source of a salmonella outbreak in the Lynchburg area.
32 people have all reported getting sick between June 17th and June 30th.
Investigators believe most of the people contracted the illness from the same restaurant but can not pinpoint which one.
Signs of poisoning include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms occur 6 to 12 hours after contamination.


[11Abbitt]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 51:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Democrats have lost another seat in the House of Delegates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Long-time Democrat Watkins Abbitt announced yesterday that he will seek re-election this fall as an Independent.
Abbitt says Republicans hinted they would spare his district from major redistricting changes if he bolted the Democratic Party.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:20:02]
[IN Q=I had some]

((DEL. WATKINS ABBITT/I- APPOMATTOX: I HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME FRIENDS OF MINE ON THE OTHER SIDE. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE DISTRICT WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. THE FIRST TIME I SAW THE NEW DISTRICT WAS WHEN THE PLAN WAS FILED. (reporter question) I WOULDN'T SAY IT WAS THAT DIRECT BUT THERE WAS SOME HINTS THERE.. I DON'T THINK IT WAS THAT DIRECT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Watkins Abbitt/(I) Appomattox]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=was that direct. (DOUBLE OUT)]
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[VO-NAT]


Abbitt says he will NOT caucus with either party.
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[6-Beales]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-30 50:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia has a new Attorney General.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Randolph Beales.. the hand-picked successor of gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley.. won unanimous approval from the General Assembly yesterday.
Beales will serve the remainder of Earley's term which ends this year.
He'd been serving in the post since June when Earley stepped down to run for governor.
(------------)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

Health officials are trying to discover the source of a salmonella outbreak in the Lynchburg area.
32 people have all reported getting sick between June 17th and June 30th.
Investigators believe most of the people contracted the illness from the same restaurant but can not pinpoint which one.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke City officials say garbage piled up along Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues should be picked up today.
The trash has been sitting there ever since the city made changes to its garbage pickup procedures.
It means some residents must move their trash cans from the alleys to the curb on the streets.
Officials say route adjustments should continue for the next three to four weeks.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke County has hired a new tourism and event coordinator.
Wendi Schultz will resign as Executive Director of Festival in the Park to take the position beginning September fourth.
Schultz will oversee special events and tournaments in an effort to promote tourism.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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