[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Roanoke police are looking for the suspect in a hit-and-run accident.
Authorities say a 10- year- old boy was struck on Day Avenue yesterday evening.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Nike RECALLS some of its athletic shoes.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather and tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[11Pedestrian-Hit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC36:29]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A child was struck by a car in Roanoke. Now police are looking for the driver responsible.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say a ten year old boy was hit on Day Avenue around five thirty yesterday. But the driver did not stop. Police are searching for a small brown or gold colored car. The child was taken to a Roanoke hospital but a police spokesperson did NOT know the boy's name or condition.
(------------)



[11Ronald-Gay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Sentencing]
The man who opened fire in a Roanoke bar has been sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison. (------
------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the sentencing hearing yesterday for Ronald Gay who admitted he planned to kill homosexuals, one of the surviving victims locked her eyes on the gunman as she took the witness stand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:55:45 -Eller's tape outside]
[IN Q=He give me]

((KATHY CALDWELL/SHOOTING VICTIM; HE GIVE ME THE BLANK LOOK I EXPECTED, BUT AT LEAST I GOT TO PUT MY EYES ON HIM, AND HE KNEW WHAT I WAS THINKING: "MAY HE ROT IN HELL."))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Caldwell/Shooting Victim; :04]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=rot in hell.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kathy Caldwell had said the ordeal has actually made her a stronger, better person.
When it came time for Gay to have his say, he offered the judge very little before the multiple life sentence was pronounced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from pre-pro]
[IN Q=Sir, I have]

[***NO SUPER***]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=actions I took.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


By making the four life terms consecutive, the judge was sending a message to the parole board that Gay should never be released.
(------------)



[11Meth-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Halifax County Authorities have called in Federal Drug agents to help identify and dispose of chemicals found in an suspected meth lab.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


South Boston Police arrested Thomas Cole, Junior Sunday after officers observed two suspicious vehicles on Dan River Church Road.
In the car, police found weapons and ingredients used to make meth- amphetamines.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Sheriff's Deputies then raided Cole's home on Mountain Road, and found what they believe is a meth lab.
Authorities have been investigating Cole for more than five years and more charges are expected.
(------------)



[Nike-Recall]


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


A major player in athletic footwear announces a recall--
Nike is recalling more than 400- thousand pairs of Jordan Trunner cross- training shoes.
The manufacturer says it's received six reports of people who were cut by a metal strip on the outside of the heel.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE- PRO GRAPHIC HERE]
The recall involves the Trunner and Trunner Mid, as well as the Trunner Bubble and Trunner 2000.
Major stores across the country sold the shoes from July 19-99 through this month.

(XXXXXXXX) [Bush-Pope]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


A historic meeting between President Bush and Pope John Paul brought to life the controversial issue of stem cell research.
Gretchen Carlson has a wrap- up from Italy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Castel Gandolfo, Italy; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; :49]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Castel Gandolfo, Italy.]

((

A WARM WELCOME AND some stern words from Pope John Paul as he met President Bush for the first time.
THE stern words concerned THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE OF USING HUMAN EMBRYOS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH.

SOT: POPE JOHN PAUL

".... HUMAN EMBRYOS ..DESTINED TO DESTRUCTION IN THE PROCESS."
WHILE PRESIDENT BUSH HAS NOT YET MADE UP HIS MIND ABOUT USING FEDERAL MONEY TO FUND EMBRYONIC RESEARCH, THE 81 YEAR OLD PONTIFF MADE HIS FEELINGS ON THE ISSUE CRYSTAL CLEAR. HE URGED MISTER BUSH TO QUOTE:... REJECT ACTIONS THAT DEVALUE AND VIOLATE HUMAN LIFE.
PRESIDENT BUSH RESPONDED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE LATER IN THE DAY.

SOT: BUSH

``I'll take that point of view into consideration as I make up my mind on a very difficult issue confronting the United States of America.

(CARLSON STANDUP BRIDGE)

"IT'S BECOME A TRADITION FOR U-S PRESIDENTS TO COME AND SEE THE POPE. EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE JFK HAS COME TO SEEK PAPAL ADVICE."
BESIDES PAPAL ADVICE, U-S PRESIDENTS ALSO SEEK THE GOOD WILL OF MILLIONS OF CATHOLIC VOTERS IN THE U-S.
IN A PRIVATE 35 MINUTE CHAT, THE TWO LEADERS TALKED ABOUT THE RECENT G-8 SUMMIT, AND PROBLEMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. PRESIDENT BUSH SAID IT WAS HARD TO DESCRIBE HIS FEELINGS DURING THE MEETING ... SAYING HE WASN'T POETIC ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING IN THE POPE'S PRESENCE.
G.C., CBS NEWS,

))[11Morris]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-25]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

A newcomer to the political process is making a bid- He wants to represent a newly formed legislative district in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Giles Co.;]

Morgan Morris says he'll seek the Republican nomination for the 6th District House of Delegates. A Pulaski County resident and project manager for a communications firm, he says he hopes his business ties can attract economic development. Morris faces Wytheville businessman Billy Ashworth for the G-O-P nomination.
[SUPER=404-1999]

On the Democratic side, 7th District Delegate Benny Keister is moving to run in the 6th District, to stay with his constituent base.
(------------)



[AmRetail-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am/noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 56:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The tables have turned on furniture retailers.
Did a slowing economy contribute to the change?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jeff Rorer says yes.
He's known in Lynchburg and Roanoke as the Sofa Guy.
Rorer says EVERY furniture retailer has been hit hard by sluggish consumer spending.
But, he says, it's better to be in the sofa business than the bedroom suite business.
That's because on average, Americans buy sofas every five years.
But they buy a bedroom suite ONCE in a lifetime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thanks to good friends]

((JEFF RORER/MOSTLY SOFAS: THANKS TO GOOD FRIENDS AND SUPPORT WE'RE ABLE TO SURVIVE AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO OPEN WHAT WE THINK WILL BE THE LARGEST SOFA STORE ON THE EAST COAST IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Rorer/Mostly Sofas]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=downtown Roanoke.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


We'll take a closer look at the retail furniture business when
(+++++++)

[Take PInnacle FS 4606]
Jennifer Miele presents part two of her series "Turning the Tables" tonight on News 7 at 6.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan could have an effect on Wall Street today. He's expected to repeat last week's comments to a House panel that the economy isn't ''out of the woods yet.''
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((GET READY FOR GREENSPAN PART TWO....THE FED CHAIRMAN WILL BE BACK ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE. HE'S REPEATING LAST WEEK'S TESTIMONY BEFORE A HOUSE COMMITTEE. WALL STREET WILL BE ILL BE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE QUESTION ANSWER SESSION THAT FOLLOWS.
ON WALL STREET.. AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR STORY.. WEAK PROFITS LED TO A SHARP SELLOFF IN VERY LIGHT TRADING...
THE DOW SUFFERED A TRIPLE DIGIT LOSS DOWN 152 POINTS LED LOWER BY MICROSOFT, GENERAL MOTORS AND COCA COLA.
THE NASDAQ SLID 40 POINTS IN VERY LIGHT TRADING TO CLOSE BELOW THE 2-THOUSAND MARK ....
MICROSOFT MEETS THIS WEEK WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN A FIRST STEP TOWARD SETTLEMENT TALKS IN ITS NOW 3-YEAR OLD ANTITRUST SUIT.
AND THE EARNINGS PARADE MARCHES ON...
AFTER THE BELL, AT&T SAID PROFIT BEAT THE STREET BY A PENNY BUT CUT ITS PROFIT OUTLOOK FOR THE CURRENT QTR...
AND AMAZON.COM SPILLED LESS RED INK THAN EXPECTED...... THE E-TAILER LOST 16 CENTS A SHARE IN THE SECOND QTR, LESS THAN THE 22 CENT LOSS THE STREET WAS EXPECTING. AOL WILL ALSO BUY A 100-MILLION DOLLAR STAKE IN AMAZON'S STOCK
THE U-S TREASURY PLANS TO BEGIN SELLING A SECURITY THAT MATURES IN ONLY FOUR WEEKS. THE SHORTEST MATURITY PREVIOUSLY OFFERED BY THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN A THREE MONTH BILL. THE FOUR WEEK BILLS GO ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME JULY 31 AND WILL BE SOLD IN INCREMENTS OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM - AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11South-Boston]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A man wanted for a Southside murder turned himself in to police.
Lawrence Maurice Watson was wanted for first degree murder in the death of Kimberly Ann Martin.
South Boston police are still not saying how she died.
They're waiting for an autopsy report that could take several weeks.

[11Eggleston]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Moneta woman faces involuntary manslaughter charges after a domestic dispute last week.
Police say 30-year old Sandra Eggleston hit 56-year old Jimmie English in the chest during an argument, knocking her to the ground.
An autopsy showed that blow caused English's heart to stop beating.

[11Bluffwalk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:12:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Big changes on the way for Lynchburg's riverfront.
A nine- million dollar hotel and conference center project is moving forward.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Architect Hal Craddock wants to convert these two old warehouses into a luxury hotel and office space, with restaurants and a microbrewery.
Craddock hopes the complex will help spur other development downtown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:51:30]
[IN Q=I'm getting a]

((HAL CRADDOCK/ARCHITECT: I'M GETTING A LOT MORE INQUIRIES FROM DEVELOPERS WHO REALLY WANT TO DO THINGS IN LYNCHBURG. I HEAR OF NEW VENTURES WEEKLY, SO YEAH, I THINK THE CURVE IS BEGINNING TO TURN UPWARD AND WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE A MUCH FASTER PACE TO THINGS HAPPENING DOWNTOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Hal Craddock/Architect]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=happening downtown.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Craddock already has an 800- thousand dollar federal grant and expects to close on a 3-million dollar HUD loan any day.
Construction should get under way this fall.
(------------)



[11Street-Change]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#01-22 TC1:40:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Too many streets in Danville have similar names and that's causing confusion for emergency crews.
The city has a solution to the problem. It wants to do some re-naming.
But as Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod found out- the solution is causing confusion of its own.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of fire engine]
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services Department; :12]
[SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Alston/Danville Resident; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF FIRE ENGINE LEAVING WITH SIRENS ON))
Every second counts in an emergency.
But sometimes seconds turns into minutes when emergency crews have trouble finding where they need to be.
[SOT 5:57:01]
[IN Q=Public safety is the main drive in this]

((DOUG YOUNG/EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPT: PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE MAIN DRIVE IN THIS PROJECT. GETTING THERE QUICKER, BEING MORE EFFICIENT IN THE CARE FOR THE PEOPLE THATS CALLING FOR HELP.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=thats calling for help]


The problem mainly deals with street names that are similar.
For example, Danville has a Melrose Drive, a Melrose Place, and a Melrose Street.
Some streets are one with two different names. (Seminole and Forestdale)
Then there's the house numbers that are out of sequence.
On this road, house numbers go from the 800's to 900's, back to 800's.
[SOT 6:04:02]
[IN Q=Meanwhile, while we were]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: MEANWHILE, WHILE WE WERE LOOKING, COULDN'T FIND THE NUMBER THE PEOPLE RETURNED THE CALL TO THE 911 CENTER AND SAID THE FIRE TRUCK JUST PAST OUR HOUSE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=past our house]

So about a year ago, the city began the process of changing street names. They contacted residents and held public hearings. But City officials quickly learned not everyone would give the name change the green light.
[SOT :00:07:07]
[IN Q=The city's plan involves]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY'S PLAN INVOLVES MORE THAN CHANGING A STREET SIGN. IT ALSO CAN BE A MAJOR INCONVIENCE FOR THE RESIDENTS. MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE TO BE CHANGED, NEW CHECKS HAVE TO BE PRINTED, AND IN SOME CASES NEW HOUSE NUMBERS HAVE TO BE PUT UP.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=to be put up]


The city understands the confusion and opposition.
To help ease it, the city allows residents to give input on what the new street name should be called.
And the postal service will continue to deliver the mail to both addresses.
[SOT :00:05:12]
[IN Q=We had to change all our business]

((RACHEL ALSTON/RESIDENT: WE HAD TO CHANGE ALL OUR BUSINESS MAIL, NOTIFY DIFFERENT PEOPLE OF MAIL COMING IN AND GOING OUT. THEY GAVE US A YEAR, A YEAR TO DO ALL OF IT.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=to do all of it]


And it could take longer, even years for the city to pave the way for all the name changes.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study shows that estrogen may NOT provide women protection against heart disease.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A MAJOR RECOMMENDATION FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CHANGES WHAT WE DOCTORS HAVE BEEN TOLD FOR DECADES- THAT ESTROGEN WILL PROTECT A WOMAN'S HEART.
THE ASSOCIATION NOW SAYS WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE PRESCRIBED ESTROGEN AFTER MENOPAUSE SOLELY TO PREVENT STROKE OR HEART DISEASE.
RECENTLY THERE HAS BEEN A NUMBER OF LARGE STUDIES THAT SHOW ESTROGEN DOES NOT GIVE PROTECTION- AND IN SOME CASES MAY EVEN RAISE A WOMEN'S RISK OF HEART DISEASE.
IF YOU ARE TAKING ESTROGEN- ITS VERY IMPORTANT YOU TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR SINCE ESTROGEN CAN HAVE OTHER POSITIVE AND PROVEN BENEFITS.
THERES ANOTHER WARNING FOR WOMEN- THIS ONE IS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. WHILE NEWER PILLS TEND TO BE MUCH SAFER THAT OLDER VERSIONS OF THE PILL, THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL REPORTS SO-CALLED THIRD GENERATION PILLS- THE LATEST TYPE OF PILL- MAY ALMOST DOUBLE THE RISK OF A WOMAN GETTING BLOOD CLOT. A THIRD GENERATION PILL CONTAINS A HORMONE CALLED EITHER DESO-GESTREL- OR GESTODENE.
ANOTHER STUDY YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT.
FINALLY- IF YOU ARE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE ISN'T WORKING LIKE IT SHOULD- AND YOU'VE BEEN TAKING IT LIKE YOU SHOULD- YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
A SURPRISING STUDY IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL FINDS ABOUT HALF OF PEOPLE WHO TAKE BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION DON'T SEE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE GO DOWN.
IT MAY BE SOME PEOPLE ARE GENETICALLY RESISTANT TO CERTAIN TYPES OF HIGH BP DRUGS- AND YOU MAY NEED TO KEEP ON SWITCHING UNTIL YOU FIND ONE THAT WORKS.
THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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



[2-11Pedestrian-Hit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC36:29]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A child was taken to the hospital after he was stuck by a car. Now police are looking for the driver responsible.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say a ten year old boy was hit on Day Avenue around five thirty yesterday. But the driver did not stop. Police are searching for a small brown or gold colored car. The child was taken to a Roanoke hospital but a police spokesperson did NOT know the boy's name or condition.
(------------)



[2-11Ronald-Gay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Sentencing]


Ronald Gay has been sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison. Gay learned his fate exactly ten months after he opened fire in a Roanoke bar.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the sentencing hearing yesterday for the man who admitted he planned to kill homosexuals, one of the surviving victims locked her eyes on the gunman as she took the witness stand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:55:45 -Eller's tape outside]
[IN Q=He give me]

((KATHY CALDWELL/SHOOTING VICTIM; HE GIVE ME THE BLANK LOOK I EXPECTED, BUT AT LEAST I GOT TO PUT MY EYES ON HIM, AND HE KNEW WHAT I WAS THINKING: "MAY HE ROT IN HELL."))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Caldwell/Shooting Victim; :04]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=rot in hell.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kathy Caldwell had said the ordeal has actually made her a stronger, better person.
When it came time for Gay to have his say, he offered the judge very little before the multiple life sentence was pronounced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from pre-pro]
[IN Q=Sir, I have]

[***NO SUPER***]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=actions I took.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


By making the four life terms consecutive, the judge was sending a message to the parole board that Gay should never be released.
(------------)



[2-11Meth-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Federal Drug agents have been called in to help Halifax County authorities identify and dispose chemicals found in an suspected meth lab.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


South Boston Police arrested Thomas Cole Junior Sunday after officers observed two suspicious vehicles on Dan River Church Road.
In the car, police found weapons and ingredients used to make meth- amphetamines.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Sheriff's Deputies then raided Cole's home on Mountain Road and found what they believe is a meth lab.
Authorities have been investigating Cole for more than five years and more charges are expected.
(------------)



[Gold-Club]


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


N-B-A player Patrick Ewing admits that he received sexual favors while visiting an Atlanta strip club.
The U-S government is suing the Gold Club for allegedly cheating customers and funneling money to the mob.
Terisa Estacio has more on Ewing's testimony.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Morris/Attorney for Gold Club Manager; :39]
[SUPER=01-Steve Sadow/Attorney for Gold Club Owner; :51]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, Atlanta.]

((


(pkg)

TRACK; Font: Courtesy NBA Pro basketball star Patrick Ewing is accustomed to taking center court , However, on Monday , the athlete found himself in unfamiliar territory.
Ewing took the witness stand in the U.S. government's trial against the Gold Club; a popular Atlanta strip bar.
The owner and others are charged with cheating customers and funneling cash to crime figures, while luring star athletes with sex.
Ewing testified on two occassion he was taken to a private room at the club. There dancers performed oral sex on him.
Font: Artist: Richard Miller. Ewing says he never paid for the sex- and he was told "it had been taken care of."

(sot. Bruce Morris/Attorney for Gold Club manager.

I think the prosecution called this witness to embarrass him.)
Defense attorneys for the club's owner and manager attacked the prosecution for putting the NBA player on the stand. .

(sot. Steve Sadow/Attorney for Gold Club Owner

I think is a shame that Mr. Ewing has to cme in here and talk about his personal life. It doesn't amount to anything but a personal attack and it's nobodies business but his. )
While on the stand, Ewing said he visited the club around ten times in total and that former team members of the Knicks had also attended.
Standup:... Federal prosecutor wouldn't talk to us on camera but we do know professional football stars Terrell Davis and Jamal Anderson are scheduled to testify.

))[2-Nike-Recall]


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


Nike announces a major footwear recall--
The company is recalling more than 400- thousand pairs of Jordan Trunner cross- training shoes.
Nike says it's received six reports of people who were cut by a metal strip on the outside of the heel.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE- PRO GRAPHIC HERE]
The recall involves the Trunner and Trunner Mid, as well as the Trunner Bubble and Trunner 2000.
Major stores across the country sold the shoes from July 19-99 through this month.

(XXXXXXXX) [2AmRetail-Furniture]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am/noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 56:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Did a slowing economy turn the tables on Furniture Retailers?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jeff Rorer says yes.
He's known in Lynchburg and Roanoke as the Sofa Guy.
Rorer says EVERY furniture retailer has been hit hard by sluggish consumer spending.
But, he says, it's better to be in the sofa business than the bedroom suite business.
That's because on average Americans buy sofas every five years, but buy a bedroom suite once in a life time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thanks to good friends]

((JEFF RORER/MOSTLY SOFAS: THANKS TO GOOD FRIENDS AND SUPPORT WE'RE ABLE TO SURVIVE AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO OPEN WHAT WE THINK WILL BE THE LARGEST SOFA STORE ON THE EAST COAST IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Rorer/Mostly Sofas]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=downtown Roanoke.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


We'll take a closer look at the retail furniture business when
(+++++++)

[Take PInnacle FS 4606]
Jennifer Miele presents part two of her series "Turning the Tables" tonight on News 7 at 6.
(------------)



[Atlantis]


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


Blame it on the rain-- Space Shuttle Atlantis will stay in space an extra day.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bad weather conditions around the Kennedy Space Center forced NASA to scrap the scheduled landing for this morning.
The five Atlantis astronauts will now try to get home late tonight, when the forecast is expected to improve.
Landing is set for 11-39 p-m.
The crew is wrapping up a mission to space station `Alpha, where astronauts delivered a new air lock.
(------------)


[2-11Bluffwalk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:12:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]



A nine- million dollar hotel and conference center project is moving forward in Lynchburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Architect Hal Craddock wants to convert these two old warehouses into a luxury hotel and office space, with restaurants and a microbrewery.
Craddock hopes the complex will help spur other development downtown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:51:30]
[IN Q=I'm getting a]

((HAL CRADDOCK/ARCHITECT: I'M GETTING A LOT MORE INQUIRIES FROM DEVELOPERS WHO REALLY WANT TO DO THINGS IN LYNCHBURG. I HEAR OF NEW VENTURES WEEKLY, SO YEAH, I THINK THE CURVE IS BEGINNING TO TURN UPWARD AND WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE A MUCH FASTER PACE TO THINGS HAPPENING DOWNTOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Hal Craddock/Architect]
[RUNS=18]
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Craddock already has an 800- thousand dollar federal grant and expects to close on a 3-million dollar HUD loan any day.
Construction should get under way this fall.
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The city of Danville wants to rename some of its streets.
The reason: Too many streets have similar names and that's causing confusion for emergency crews. But the city's solution is causing some confusion of its own. Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod explains why.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of fire engine]
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services Department; :12]
[SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Alston/Danville Resident; 1:24]
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((((NAT SOUND OF FIRE ENGINE LEAVING WITH SIRENS ON))
Every second counts in an emergency.
But sometimes seconds turns into minutes when emergency crews have trouble finding where they need to be.
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((DOUG YOUNG/EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPT: PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE MAIN DRIVE IN THIS PROJECT. GETTING THERE QUICKER, BEING MORE EFFICIENT IN THE CARE FOR THE PEOPLE THATS CALLING FOR HELP.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=thats calling for help]


The problem mainly deals with street names that are similar.
For example, Danville has a Melrose Drive, a Melrose Place, and a Melrose Street.
Some streets are one with two different names. (Seminole and Forestdale)
Then there's the house numbers that are out of sequence.
On this road, house numbers go from the 800's to 900's, back to 800's.
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[IN Q=Meanwhile, while we were]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: MEANWHILE, WHILE WE WERE LOOKING, COULDN'T FIND THE NUMBER THE PEOPLE RETURNED THE CALL TO THE 911 CENTER AND SAID THE FIRE TRUCK JUST PAST OUR HOUSE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=past our house]

So about a year ago, the city began the process of changing street names. They contacted residents and held public hearings. But City officials quickly learned not everyone would give the name change the green light.
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[IN Q=The city's plan involves]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY'S PLAN INVOLVES MORE THAN CHANGING A STREET SIGN. IT ALSO CAN BE A MAJOR INCONVIENCE FOR THE RESIDENTS. MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE TO BE CHANGED, NEW CHECKS HAVE TO BE PRINTED, AND IN SOME CASES NEW HOUSE NUMBERS HAVE TO BE PUT UP.)) [Runs14]
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The city understands the confusion and opposition.
To help ease it, the city allows residents to give input on what the new street name should be called.
And the postal service will continue to deliver the mail to both addresses.
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[IN Q=We had to change all our business]

((RACHEL ALSTON/RESIDENT: WE HAD TO CHANGE ALL OUR BUSINESS MAIL, NOTIFY DIFFERENT PEOPLE OF MAIL COMING IN AND GOING OUT. THEY GAVE US A YEAR, A YEAR TO DO ALL OF IT.)) [Runs10]
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And it could take longer, even years for the city to pave the way for all the name changes.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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This time of year, wildfires are in the news.
You hear about the lives AND homes that are often destroyed.
Manuel Gallegus take us to a training camp for some brave recruits, preparing to take on the dangerous job of fighting fires.
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[SUPER=03-Boise National Forest, ID; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kate Nelson/New Firefighter; :17]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hamilton/National Interagency Fire Center; :35]
[SUPER=01-Neal Hitchcock/National Interagency Coordination Center; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Rick Ochoa/Forecaster; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:40]
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(( THESE YOUNG FIREFIGHTERS ARE FINISHING THEIR LAST DAY OF TRAINING IN THE BOISE NATIONAL FOREST

-NAT SOT- digging


DIGGING-IN FOR THE LONG, HOT SUMMER STILL AHEAD EXCITED ABOUT SEEING SOME ACTION, DESPITE THE RECENT ACCIDENT THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF FOUR FIREFIGHTERS IN WASHINGTON STATE.

-SOT-KATE NELSON, NEW FIREFIGHTER


of course, it's always a little unnerving and scary, it's hazardous and we're aware of that."
THEY RE SOME OF THE FIVE-THOUSAND FEDERAL FIREFIGHTERS HIRED THIS YEARA HUGE PUSH FOR NEW RECRUITS AFTER LAST YEAR S DISASTROUS FIRE SEASON.

-SOT-LARRY HAMILTON, NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER

last year was one of the worst fire seasons we ve had in 50 years, and it really caught the public s attention.

-NAT SOT-FLAMES


LAST YEAR MORE THAN 76-THOUSAND WILDFIRES BURNED ACROSS THE U.SINCLUDING THE MASSIVE LOS ALAMOS FIRE WHICH THREATENED A NUCLEAR FACILITY.

-NAT SOT-WESTERN FIRE


THE NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER IN IDAHO, WHICH DISPATCHES SUPPORT TO THE WORST BURN AREAS WAS STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT.
TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, CONGRESS KICKED IN 1.8 BILLION DOLLARS FOR CREWS AND EQUIPMENT THIS YEAR
SO FAR IT S WORKINGRESPONSE HAS BEEN STRONGER AND FASTER.

-SOT-NEAL HITCHCOCK, NATIONAL INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER

we re not engaged as early as we have been in some of the past years. 57;07
BUT THE TEST WILL COME IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IN THE WEST. YEARS OF DROUGHT HAVE LEFT THE LANDSCAPE DRY. AND, IRONICALLY, BECAUSE OF DECADES OF FIRE PREVENTION, IT S MORE PRIMED THAN EVER FOR BURNING.

-SOT- RICK OCHOA, FORECASTER, NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER

overall the big area is going to be, if you drew a line from san francisco to salt lake city, all points northward. 02;51
TYPICALLY, BECAUSE OF DRY LIGHTNING, SOME 5-HUNDRED FIRES CAN START IN ONE DAY IN THE WEST.

-NAT SOT- NEW RECRUITS


IT S A GOOD BET THESE NEW RECRUITS WILL SEE SOME ACTION SOON. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS IN THE IDAHO NATIONAL FOREST.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

Roanoke Police say a ten year old boy was stuck by a car on Day Avenue yesterday. Now authorities are looking for the driver responsible. They are searching for a small brown or gold colored car. The child was taken to a Roanoke hospital but a police spokesperson did NOT know the boy's name or condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The man who opened fire in a Roanoke bar last September learned his fate yesterday. Ronald Gay was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison for the shooting spree that killed Danny Lee Overstreet and injured six others.
By making the four life terms consecutive, the judge was sending a message to the parole board that Gay should never be released.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Morgan Morris says he'll seek the Republican nomination for the 6th District House of Delegates. A Pulaski County resident and project manager for a communications firm, he says he hopes his business ties can attract economic development. Morris faces Wytheville businessman Billy Ashworth for the G-O-P nomination.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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