[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


While parts of the region needed the rain-- it came to fast and too hard for some areas.
Weekend flooding leads Governor Gilmore to declare a state of emergency in sections of far Southwestern Virginia.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And group of children discovers a man's body in a Bedford creek.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Plus, we'll see how NASA hunts for hurricanes.
Get your work week started with us on News 7 Mornin.


[11Flooding-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-39 - 31:36]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Parts of Virginia and West Virginia are dealing with the latest onslaught of rain, flooding, and misery.
Governor Gilmore has declared a state of emergency in Scott and Wise counties. They're in the far western portion of the commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT 14 before bite]
[SUPER=03-Scott Co.;]

In Scott County-- a 77- year old man died yesterday morning when his mobile home was swept away by water. Others in the county had to be rescued when they could NOT make it across swollen creeks. While others lost crops and livestock.
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[SOT 19:21:56 19:22:21]
[IN Q=It moves quicker ]
[SUPER=01-Danny Bell/Rescuer;]
[SUPER=01-Benny Babb/Resident;]

((IT MOVES QUICKER THAN YOU CAN MOVE AND YOU CAN'T OUT SWIM IT, THE BIGGEST THIN IS TO TRY TO OVERCOME IT.)) ((THIS MORNING WE GOT UP AND COULD HEAR THE WATER RUSHING IN AND WE STARTED MOVING HAY.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=moving hay.]
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[VO-NAT 9 plus pad]

The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Scott and Tazewell Counties. The Governor's office has also authorized more than 100- National Guard troops to help.
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[WV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC-38:39]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Things are no better in parts of West Virginia.
A three year old boy died yesterday after another round of heavy rains. His body was pulled from the Tug Fork River in McDowell County. Officials say the boy was playing outside when he was swept away into a drain pipe.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 12 plus pad 01:19 1:28:18]
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV/Earlier This Month;]

Officials say many of the flooded areas, such as McDowell, are the same ones hit by record floods earlier this month.
The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings or watches Sunday for nearly all of the state.
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[Bedford-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC-13:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A group of children playing in a creek near Bedford yesterday didn't have to worry about high water, but what they found brought investigators out in a hurry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

Police say the children were playing in a creek near a Winn-Dixie parking lot when they found the body of a white male. So far, police have not identified the man. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Ashley Shockley;]

((ASHLEY SHOCKLEY; WE SAW A PAIR OF PANTS AND A SHIRT, MY FRIENDS AND I WERE FREAKING OUT, AND I SEEN IF IT WAS A DEAD BODY))
[RUNS=9]
[OUTQ=a dead body.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say the cause of death is not known.
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[Fair-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A nightmare for spectators and workers at a county fair in (muh-DY-nuh) Medina, Ohio.
An antique steam tractor blew up last night, killing four people and injuring about 50 others.
The local sheriff blames the deadly explosion on a build-up of steam.
Bill (SAFF-ohs) Safos reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Medina, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patty Potts/Nurse; :26]
[SUPER=01-Marybeth Guenther/Witness; :35]
[SUPER=01-Neil Hassinger/Medina Co. Sheriff; :42]
[SUPER=01-William Herthneck/Medina Co. Fire Chief; :51]
[SUPER=01-Rich Guenther/Witness; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Bill Safos/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Safos, CBS News, Medina, OH.]




[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Braves and Yankees down the competition - and Lance Armstrong does it again.
Roy Stanley has details on those stories.
Good Morning, Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=more later on Mornin'.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Leo/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=@spa1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Hood/NASA Scientist; :20]
[SUPER=04-NASA; :35]
[RUNS=2:40]
[OUT Q=today's Marketwatch]


((Archive: NASA))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[SOT 3:39:36]
[IN Q=After a week]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]


((AFTER A WEEK OF DREADFUL EARNINGS NEWS AND MORE LAYOFFS INVESTORS WILL BE GREETED WITH A FRESH BATCH OF ECONOMIC REPORTS.
THEY'LL BE SEARCHING FOR ANY SIGNS OF A RECOVERY IN THE SLUMPING ECONOMY. LAST WEEK, THE GOVERNMENT SAID THE ECONOMY GREW AT ITS SLOWEST PACE IN THE 2ND QTR IN 8YEARS...
THIS WEEK, EXPECT REPORTS ON PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND THE KEY JULY UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT.
ANALYSTS EXPECT LOWER INTEREST RATES ALONG WITH FALLING ENERGY PRICE AND TAX REBATES TO SPARK A RECOVERY LATER THIS YEAR.
ON WALL STREET, STOCKS FINISHED OUT A ROUGH WEEK ON A MIXED NOTE..
THE DOW LOST ABOUT 39 POINTS AND WAS DOWN 1 AND A HALF PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.
WHILE THE NASDAQ INCHED UP NEARLY 7 POINTS.. FOR THE WEEK IS WAS UP FRACTIONALLY.
SHARES OF JDS UNIPHASE HIT A TWO YEAR LOW AFTER THE FIRBER OPTICS GIANT REPORTED THE LARGEST ANNUAL LOSS IN U-S HISTORY.. OVER 50-BLN DOLLARS.
BUT THERE WERE SOME BRIGHT SPOTS.. QUALCOMM RALLIED AFTER QUARTERLY PROFITS MET FORECASTS AND VERISIGN BOOSTED ITS ESTIMATE FOR THE QTR AND YEAR.
AND SHARES OF UAL, THE PARENT OF UNITED AIRLINES AND US AIR LOST GROUND AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAID IT PLANS TO BLOCK THEIR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MERGER. JUSTICE SAYS THE DEAL WOULD REDUCE COMPETITION, RAISE FARES AND HURT CONSUMERS.
ALEXIS SIG OUT))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC-1:59:58]
[GRAPHIC=Pledge]


Roanoke police are working to regain and keep the trust of a neighborhood .. after a former officer who patrolled the area pleaded guilty to bribery and extortion.
As Justin McLeod reports, most residents have little sympathy for the man who now faces years in prison.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sue Gross-Fisher/Area Resident; :15]
[SUPER=@justin1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Resident; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF COURTROOM))
Former Roanoke Police officer Frederick Pledge admits he crossed the line and on Friday told a judge he was truly sorry.
But here on the streets, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who feels sorry for Pledge.
[SOT 8:19:32]
[IN Q=I think its a disgrace]

((SUE GROSS-FISHER/AREA RESIDENT: I THINK ITS A DISGRACE. I THINK HE HAS CORRUPTED OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN IS OUR FUTURE. AND I THINK HE HAS CORRUPTED A LOT OF PEOPLE, OUR CITIZENS HERE IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA, I DON'T THINK IT WAS ENOUGH.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=it was enough]


Pledge will spend the next eight years behind bars for accepting bribes from drug dealers on the streets of Northwest Roanoke.
Take Lafayette Blvd.
Pledge routinely patrolled the area and even attended neighborhood crime watch meetings.
Since his arrest, officers have tried to regain their trust.
[SOT 2:28:12]
[IN Q=The Roanoke Police Dept.]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS INCREASED ITS PRESCENCE HERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY OPENING A SUBSTATION BACK IN FEBRUARY. BUT SOME BELIEVE ITS JUST PUT A BAND-AID ON THE PROBLEM. THE STATION ISN'T MANNED 24/7 AND SOME RESIDENTS SAY THE PROBLEMS HAVE LEFT HERE JUST TO GO FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=down the road]

((NAT SOUND OF JEFF TALKING))
On that road is resident Jeff Artis who is working to rid this area of gangs and drugs.
[SOT 8:28:00]
[IN Q=The one good thing about all]

((JEFF ARTIS/AREA RESIDENT: THE ONE GOOD THING ABOUT ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES AND WATCHDOGS IS THAT THEY ARE CONDUCTING THEIR BUSINESS IN A MORE QUIET WAY BUT IF THEY THINK THEY ARE GOING TO INTIMIDATE ME AND RUN ME OUT OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD I THINK THEY ARE SMOKING THE CRACK THEIR SELLING.))
[Runs= 17]
[OUT Q=the crack their selling]


Artis is also a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The group has accused Roanoke's Police and Sheriff's Departments of police brutality.
They want to bring in the Justice Department and a request for a federal investigation is expected to arrive at Senator John Warner's office this week.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[Covington-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC-37:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Covington landmark may get a second chance, but there are some strings attached.
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[VO-NAT 24 plus pad 00-21 tc 13:58]
[SUPER=03-Covington/April 22;]

The city's 89- year old City Hall is set to be torn down in October. However, City Council has voted to make it available for sale until August 13th. But some residents who've fought to save the structure say they're still not happy. They say it's doubtful anyone would want to buy the building because city council has placed a number of restrictions on how it's to be maintained.
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[Vieques]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The governor of Puerto Rico says a vote by its residents calling for the U-S Navy to stop bombing exercises on Vieques carries "moral force".
She says she hopes the non- binding vote will have an influence on Washington officials.
But at this point, training exercises are scheduled for Wednesday.
David Diaz reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vieques, Puerto Rico; :00]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Navarro/Bombing Opponent; :56]
[SUPER=01-Fernando Martin/Puerto Rico Independence Party; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-David Diaz/Reporting; 1:41]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=Diaz, CBS News, Vieques.]



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, taking medication can literally be a big pill, but forgetting the normal safeguards when you do can create far greater problems.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT 3:37:53]
[IN Q=If you're like]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((IF YOURE LIKE MOST AMERICANS,YOU TAKE A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE SEVERAL TIMES OR YEAR- OR MAYBE EVEN HAVE TO TAKE SOMETHING EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. SO HERES THE QUESTION- WHEN YOU TAKE A PILL- ARE YOU TAKING IT THE CORRECT WAY?
HERE ARE SOME TIPS FROM THE MAYO CLINIC:- AND ALL OF THESE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN TOLD ITS OK TO DO OTHERWISE. 1. DONT BREAK APART PILLS OR CAPSULES. MANY ARE SLOW RELEASE- BREAK THEM APART AND YOU CAN HAVE A BAD REACTION. 2. DONT MIX WITH FOOD UNLESS YOURE TOLD ITS OK- ACIDS OR MINERALS IN FOOD MAY PREVENT A MEDICINE FROM BEING ABSORBED THE SAME GOES FOR VITAMINS - DONT TAKE AT THE SAME TIME YOU TAKE YOUR MEDICINES. THERE COULD BE A PROBLEM WITH ABSORPTION HERE AS WELL. 3. DONT TAKE PILLS WITH-- OR PUT PILLS IN HOT BEVERAGES.- THE HEAT CAN DESTROY THE MEDICINE/ NEXT- STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL WHILE ON MEDICINE. CERTAIN DRUGS- ESPECIALLY ANTIBIOTICS- PLUS ALCOHOL CAN MAKE YOU TERRIFICALLY SICK. AND FINALLY IF A DRUG SAYS TAKE WITH FOOD- YOU DONT NEED A FULL MEAL- A SMALL SNACK- JUST SOMETHING ON YOUR STOMACH IS GENERALLY ENOUGH TO HELP THE MEDICINE BE ABSORBED COMPLETELY. AND AS ALWAYS- ANY QUESTIONS- ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST. 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]


An autopsy is scheduled today for a man whose body was found by a group of children playing in a Bedford creek.
So far, authorities do NOT know who the man was.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Heavy flooding leads to a state of emergency in Scott and Wise counties.
Many evacuated residents are heading to Red Cross shelters.
Meanwhile, farmers are coping with lost crops and livestock.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a county fair in Ohio turns deadly when the steam engine of an antique tractor explodes.
Four people are killed, and dozens of others are injured.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, July 30th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2Bedford-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC-13:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of children playing in a Bedford creek yesterday made a startling discovery. First they saw clothes .. then they realized it was a dead body.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

Police say the children were playing in a creek near a Winn-Dixie parking lot when they found the body of a white male. So far, police have not identified the man. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Ashley Shockley;]

((ASHLEY SHOCKLEY; WE SAW A PAIR OF PANTS AND A SHIRT, MY FRIENDS AND I WERE FREAKING OUT, AND I SEEN IF IT WAS A DEAD BODY))
[RUNS=9]
[OUTQ=a dead body.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say the cause of death is not known.
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[2Flooding-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-39 - 31:36]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


The flooding just won't let up in parts of Virginia and West Virginia.
In western portions of the Commonwealth, Governor Gilmore has declared a state of emergency in Scott and Wise counties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Scott Co.;]

A 77- year old man died in Scott County yesterday morning when his mobile home was swept away by water. Others in the county had to be rescued when they could NOT make it across swollen creeks. While others lost crops and livestock.
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Scott and Tazewell Counties. The Governor's office has also authorized more than 100- National Guard troops to help.
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[6WV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC-38:39]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


The flooding took another deadly turn in West Virginia.
A three year old boy died yesterday after the latest round of heavy rains. His body was pulled from the Tug Fork River in McDowell County. Officials say the boy was playing outside when he was swept away into a drain pipe.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 12 plus pad 01:19 1:28:18]
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV/Earlier This Month;]

Officials say many of the flooded areas, such as McDowell, are the same ones hit by record floods earlier this month.
The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings or watches Sunday for nearly all of the state.
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[2Fair-Explosion]


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


Making national news--
The steam engine of an antique tractor explodes at a county fair in Ohio, killing four people and injuring dozens of spectators.
Melissa McDermott has more on what happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Medina, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neil Hassinger/Medina Co. Sheriff; :19]
[SUPER=01-Rich Guenther/Witness; :29]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :35]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News, New York.]

((Locator: Medina, Ohio
The tractor was being moved into place for an outdoor exhibit about antique trains and tractors when it suddenly exploded, sending shrapnel, hot oil and steam blasting in all directions. Two of the men killed were standing close to the engine and the third man was found 30 feet away. A fourth person died later at an area hospital.

SOT: Neil Hassinger/Medina County Sheriff

"It was like a bomb with shrapnel flying and hitting people all over and also the explosion caused some severe burns."
Rich Guenther/Witness "Everybody screaming and running with buckets of water...pouring them on people. We were all pretty scared."
All available ambulances and rescue personnel were called to the scene to treat dozens of victims including many children and a police officer. The most severely injured were cut by flying pieces of the tractor and badly burned. Some were taken to the hospital by helicopter.
Nat Pop: Helicopter
The fair was only open for set-up and horse races Sunday and was not scheduled to officially begin until Monday. Officials say it will open as scheduled, but with debris from the blast found as far away as 100 feet from the scene, they are left to unscramble the mystery of why the tractor exploded in the first place. Melissa McDermott, CBS News, New York. ))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on News 7 Mornin']
[SUPER=@SPA1;]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Hood/NASA Scientist; :21]
[SUPER=04-NASA; :51]
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[OUT Q=Mornin' returns.]



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Wild Fires]


Firefighters in Wyoming are slowly winning the battle against a wildfire.
They now have 70- percent of the blaze contained.
So far, no homes in the mountain resort community have burned.
But officials are STILL asking residents to be prepared.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Wilson, WY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Fales/Homeowner; :15]
[SUPER=01-Dale Bosworth/U. S. Forest Service; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Wilson, WY.]

((
Information:
(CORRESPONDENT SCRIPT)



(SOT: ELLEN FALES/HOMEOWNER)

"I'm just watching the helicopters go by and douse the fire from behind our house"
FROM A FRIEND'S PORCH, ELLEN FALES WATCHES THE WYOMING FOREST FIRE THAT FORCED HER FROM HER HOME.

(SOT: ELLEN)

"There are trees burned in driveways, there are trees burned just feet away from homes, and they fended it off."
DESPITE FIREFIGHTERS BEST EFFORTS, THE SMALL BUT TENACIOUS BLAZE BURNED ITS WAY THROUGH MORE THAN 46-HUNDRED ACRES BY SUNDAY MORNING. IT SPREADS BY THROWING EMBERS FORWARD AND TAKING NEW GROUND.
THAT'S WHAT SPARKED THIS FIRE ... AND AFTER CREWS COULDN'T PUT IT OUT, THEY CALLED IN AIR SUPPORT.

(NATS)



(SOT: FIREFIGHTER)

"It's a good thing we haven't lost any homes. It's not over yet though."
IT MAY NOT BE OVER FOR DAYS. RESIDENTS SAY THE LAST TIME THIS LAND BURNED WAS 70 YEARS AGO. SINCE THEN ... DEAD, DRY TREES HAVE CREATED A TINDERBOX. THE CHIEF OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE SAYS THE GOVERNEMENT NEEDS TO REDUCE FIRE DANGER.

(SOT: DALE BOSWORTH/CHIEF, U.S. FOREST SERVICE)

"We're going to have to do some cutting in there, with chain saws first, thinning it out so we can get some of the fuel out of there ... before we try to put fire in there in a controlled way."
BUT IT'S TOO LATE FOR THOSE METHODS TO HELP FAMILIES DISPLACED BY THIS FIRE. NOW THEY AND FIREFIGHTERS CAN ONLY COUNT ON MOTHER NATURE FOR RELIEF.

(STANDUP)

JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WILSON, WYOMING
))

[Mule-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC-28:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Our weekend weather was fit for neither man nor beast ... some beasts had little choice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The first annual Virginia Cheers for Ears Mule and Donkey Show came to Salem.
The event drew people from several staes to test the performance and appearance skills of their animals. Money raised from the show will go towards buying land for a state sanctuary for the animals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:12:03]
[IN Q=Basically we're talking about]

((CHERYL HAS S/ORGANIZER: BASICALLY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT UNWANTED DONKEY'S AND MULES AND THERE'S A LOT THAT ARE SOLD AT AUCTION AND SOLD FOR FOOD AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TAKE THOSE ANIMALS AND GIVE THEM A HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Hass/Organizer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=give them a home]
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[VO-NAT]


The show raised more than five thousand dollars for the facility which they hope to build somewhere in the area.
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[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many people opted to head INDOORS to catch a movie over the rainy weekend.
And for the box office, it was a battle between the apes and the dinosaurs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-20th Century;]


But in the end, movie fans proved they're going APE.
Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" took top honors this weekend, with nearly 70- million dollars in ticket sales.
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[SOT 3:42:08]
[IN Q=opens with music]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=tortured, mutilated]
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[VO-NAT]


The new take on the 19-68 classic film will likely set a new non-holiday weekend opening record.
Playing second banana this week-- "Jurassic Park Three".
Rounding out the top five.
``America's Sweethearts'' is third, followed by ``Legally Blonde'' and ``The Score.''
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Bobby Labonte wins at Pocono.
Roy Stanley has more on that story.
Good Morning again Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning.]
[RUNS=2:23]
[OUT Q=Have a great day, everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(weather toss)

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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A group of children playing in a Bedford creek yesterday made a startling discovery.
Police say the children were playing near a supermarket parking lot when they found the body of a white male. So far, police have not identified the man. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A 77- year old man died in Scott County Sunday morning when his mobile home was swept away by water.
Others in the county had to be rescued when they could NOT make it across swollen creeks.
Governor Gilmore has declared a state of emergency in Scott and Wise counties.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Covington landmark may get a second chance, but there are some strings attached.
The city's 89- year old City Hall is set to be torn down in October. However, City Council has voted to make it available for sale until August 13th
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning, everyone.]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[TWO SHOT Double Boxes=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]