[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


After eluding Giles county authorities, a robbery suspect is captured in West Virginia.
Details, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And cloning takes center stage in Washington today--
Among the experts attending the meeting is an Italian doctor who plans to clone humans by the end of year.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned-- for News 7 Mornin.

[Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies was captured in Bluefield, West Virginia last night.
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[VO-NAT]

22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey Junior escaped police custody in Giles County yesterday. Authorities searched for him with dogs and helicopters for more than three hours yesterday morning before the trail went cold.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The West Virginia man was wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery. Bailey and three others were arrested in the early morning hours yesterday after they led a Narrows Police officer on a chase and ran over his foot. Curtis Bailey was the only one to escape from custody.
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[11Robbery-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


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[VO-NAT]

Blacksburg Police want to talk to this man. They believe he has information about a July bank robbery. He is described as a white male of average build with dark hair.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July 25;]

The man was spotted in blue jogging pants near the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460 shortly before it was robbed on July 25-th. Police are not calling him a suspect but do want to talk to him.
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[Gun-Ruling]


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


A state Supreme court ruling in California makes it impossible for shooting victims to take aim at gun manufacturers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]


The court ruled victims can NOT sue the manufacturers for damages when criminals use guns illegally.
The case has been seen as a test of the liability of gun makers.
It stems from the 1993 shooting deaths of eight people in a San Francisco law office.
At issue was whether the gun manufacturer could be considered partly responsible for the crime.
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[Cloning]


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


Cloning experts from around the world will meet in Washington today.
They'll debate the issue of stem cell research.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meanwhile, an Italian fertility specialist is expected to announce today in Washington that he plans to begin cloning human embryos before the end of the year.
In published reports, Doctor Severino Antinori has already said 13- hundred American couples and 200 others in Italy are candidates for his research.
Meanwhile, cloning bans are pending in the U-S.
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[11Allen-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:28:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This morning, a member of Governor Jim Gilmore's cabinet looks into whether a Norfolk clinic is breaking a new state law banning human cloning.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Last Week;]


Secretary for Health and Human Resources Lou Rossiter tours the Jones Institute.
That's the private fertility clinic that made national headlines last month for creating human embryos for research -- with the consent of informed sperm and egg donors.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Now, politicians like U-S Senator George Allen find themselves having to take a stand.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:58:09]
[IN Q=The difference is, is that]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: THE DIFFERENCE IS, IS THAT I JUST FEEL IT CROSSES THE LINE IF YOU'RE SIMPLY CREATING HUMAN EMBRYOS FOR HARVESTING.))
[SUPER=@Allen;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=creating human embryos for harvesting.]
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[VO-NAT :16]


Kicking off his first R-V listening tour as a U-S Senator, Allen says he's NOT for banning any embryo research.
And he'd even support federal funding for research with discarded embryos left over from "in vitro" fertilization efforts.
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[SOT 09:59:09]
[IN Q=Those embryos which are]

((THOSE EMBRYOS, WHICH ARE THOSE THAT COULD BE OTHERWISE DISCARDED, DESTROYED, THROWN AWAY, THE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH THAT COULD COME FROM THAT I THINK COULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR LIFE.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=could be beneficial for life.]
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[VO-NAT :06]


Governor Jim Gilmore and President George Bush have yet to take a stand on the issue.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Corporate earnings will again be in the spotlight today.
Cisco Systems is expected to release its report after the closing bell.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((EARNINGS SEASON ISN'T OVER JUST YET. THERE ARE STILL A FEW BIG NAMES DUE TO REPORT.. TODAY, CISCO SYSTEMS AND THE DOW COMPONENT PROCTER AND GAMBLE ARE ON DECK TO REPORT. AND ON WALL STREET, LAST WEEK'S WINNERS, WERE MONDAY'S LOSERS..
(graphic)

SEMICONDUCTOR STOCKS SANK AFTER TWO ANALYSTS CUT THEIR ESTIMATES ON INTEL. THEY SAID THE COMPUTER CHIP GIANT WILL SLASH SOME SEMICONDUCTOR PRICES IN HALF THIS MONTH - SOURING HOPES FOR A PROFIT RECOVERY ANYTIME SOON.IN THE END, STOCKS WILTED ON A HOT STEAMY DAY IN NEW YORK.
(graphic)

THE DOW SUFFERED A TRIPLE DIGIT SLIDE, DOWN 111 POINTS..
(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ GAVE UP 32 POINTS OR MORE THAN ONE A HALF PERCENT.
(on cam)

PINK SLIPS ARE PILING UP AT A RECORD PACE. CORPORATE AMERICA LAID OFF NEARLY 206-THOUSAND WORKERS IN JULY - ABOUT HALF OF THOSE LAYOFFS CAME IN THE TELECOM AND COMPUTER INDUSTRIES.
(graphic)

SHARES OF US AIRWAYS TOOK FLIGHT ON WORD THAT GLOBAL AIRLINES OF NEW YORK WANTS TO BUY U-S AIR FOR NEARLY 10-BLN DOLLARS IN CASH AND DEBT. FOR ITS PART, US AIR SAYS THE OFFER LACKS CREDIBILITY AND ISN'T WORTH CONSIDERING.
(graphic)

AND SHARES OF RADIOSHACK SHORT CIRCUITED AFTER SALES AT STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR FELL 6 PERCENT IN JULY .. THAT'S AS RADIOSHACK SOLD FEWER PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND SATELLITE T-V SYSTEMS.
(on cam)

A BIDDING WAR IS HEATING UP FOR THE OWNER OF DIRECT T-V.
(graphic)

ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS MADE AN UNSOLICITED 32-BILLION DOLLAR BID FOR G-M'S HUGHES ELECTRONICS IN AN EFFORT TO THWART A TAKEOVER OFFER FROM RUPBERT MURDOCH'S NEWS CORP.
(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM -
(on cam)

AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[TS-Barry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tropical Storm]


It's too soon to tell just how much flood damage Tropical Storm Barry has brought to the Gulf Coast.
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[VO-NAT]


The system was downgraded to a tropical depression yesterday.
But it was still strong enough to bring high winds and heavy rains to parts of Alabama.
Some areas have been soaked with several inches of rain.
Along Florida's panhandle, power crews spent the day restoring electricity to about 37- thousand customers.
High winds, meanwhile, made casualties of trees and windows.
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[11NS-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC41:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]


Thanks in part to Norfolk-Southern and one of its subsidiaries, some 200 families who lost their homes in last month's flooding will get new ones.
N-S will donate 42 acres of flat land in McDowell County, West Virginia to provide temporary and permanent housing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kimball, WV/July 10]


The West Virginia Housing Development Fund, Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency will develop the land to house those displaced by July's floods.
Norfolk-Southern is one of several companies blamed by some for last month's severe flooding.
Six lawsuits allege the companies' impoundments and dams failed to contain runoff during heavy rains.
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[11River-Advisory]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fish consumption advisory is in effect for carp in sections of the New and Bluestone Rivers.
Department of Environmental Quality tests showed high levels of P-C-Bs.
The NO consumption advisories for carp run on the New River from just north of Radford to the West Virginia line.
The advisory for the Bluestone River runs from just south of Bluefield to the West Virginia line.

[6-Fackler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:57:19]
[Graphic=none]


A teenage girl from Bassett lost her sight when she was 14 after an uncle shot her in the face.
Now, she is finding a new life in her old surroundings..with just a few obstacles in her way.
Marya Jones has her story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Step, step]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Amanda Fackler; :32 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./2000; :35 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Wanda Mize/Amanda's Mother; :55]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Patrick Co.]
(((///// SOT /////)

[NATSOUND 54:21 - :24]
((NATSOTS: "STEP, STEP."))

[RUNS:03]
It's been an uphill climb, but Amanda Fackler is finally falling in step with her normal life again.
Two years ago, her uncle shot her in the face, leaving her blind and with lead poisoning.
After a painful recovery, Amanda's back to being a normal teenager again...
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[SOT 1:18:07 - :10]

((AMANDA NATS: WELL, WHY DO YOU TREAT ME LIKE A CHILD? WON'T LET ME GO OUT.)) [RUNS:03]
Amanda lost both eyes after the shooting.
She's hoping to get baby blue prosthetic ones... but her mom's not sure how they'll pay for them.
They're waiting to see if the state will come through with money from a fund for crime victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:00 - :03]

((AMANDA FACKLER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED BLUE EYES... BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES.)) [RUNS:03]
Amanda's uncle, William Edward Mize, is serving a 51-year sentence for shooting her.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:07:16 - :20]

(( I'M NOT MAD AT HIM FOR SHOOTING ME. IT STILL KIND OF BOTHERS ME HE SHOT MY MOM. )) [RUNS:04]
Her mother, Wanda Mize, was also hit with shotgun pellets.
She says caring for Amanda the last two years has kept her from working a normal job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 59:56 - 1:00:07]

((WANDA MIZE: WE LOST OUR HOME, OUR VEHICLE, EVERYTHING. RIGHT NOW WE'RE STARTING FROM SCRATCH AND TRYING TO REBUILD OUR LIVES.)) [RUNS:11]
For a while, Amanda attended a school for the blind.
But she missed her friends and family.
She'll start 10th grade at Bassett High School this year.
Just another step toward her old routine....
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:05:13 - :24]

((AMANDA FACKLER: GOING SKATING, TO THE MOVIES, JUST RIDING AROUND LIKE A NORMAL TEENAGER.... MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MOVIES? JUST LISTEN?.... AMANDA FACKLER: USUALLY THROW POPCORN AT MY FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:11]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:19 - :25]

((WANDA MIZE: SHE STILL WANTS ME TO TAKE HER TO PARKING LOTS AND LET HER DRIVE. (LAUGHS). SHE'S GOT A REAL GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. )) [RUNS:06]
Amanda will probably never see again... but her view on life is anything but dim.
Marya Jones, News-7, Patrick County.))

[5-Smoke-Free]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-11 35:18]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, Smokers who enjoy lighting up after a meal may soon have fewer options if they're eating out. That's because more restaurants are going smoke free. It's part a coalition with the New River Health District. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For Annie Ashworth exposure]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;00]
[SUPER=01-Annie Ashworth/Customer;11]
[SUPER=01-Chris Stone/Stone's Cafeteria;33]
[SUPER=01-Angela Gunther/New River Health District;1:03]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:15]
[SUPER=01-Robin Sharaki/The Summit;1:26]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Jones/Customer;1:47]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
For Annie Ashworth exposure to second-hand smoke is more than just a nuisance to her dining experience --it actually causes her to cough and have a burning sensation in her throat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:59:36]
[IN Q=I have had open heart surgery]

((ANNIE ASHWORTH/CUSTOMER:I HAVE HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY AND I DIDN'T LIKE IT BEFORE I HAD IT ..AND THEN AFTER I HAD THEY TOLD ME I SHOULDN'T BE AROUND CIGARETTE SMOKE)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=cigarette smoke]


And she doesn't want her grandchildren breathing the fumes either. That's even more reason for her to eat at Stone's Cafeteria. After more than 40 years in business, the restaurant is now smoke-free.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:47:57]
[IN Q=We've had a few people]

((CHRIS STONE/STONE'S CAFETERIA: WE'VE HAD A FEW PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T COME BACK ..AND MAY NOT COME BACK...BUT I THINK WE PICKED UP SEVERAL CUSTOMERS THAT WE'RE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT AND PICKED UP SOME NEW CUSTOMERS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=some new customers]


Stone says the cafeteria is now a healthier environment for not only the customers --but his employees as well. A recent study showed that food service workers exposed to second hand smoke had triple the risk of lung cancer. That's in addition to an increased risk for heart problems --and other respiratory diseases.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:39:03]
[IN Q=It is estimated that approxiametly]

((ANGELA GUNTHER/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT: NEW IT IS ESTIMATED THAT APPROXIMATELY 3-THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL DIE THIS YEAR FROM DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH SECOND HAND SMOKE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=from second hand smoke]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:31:28]
[IN Q=At another restaurant-the summit]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING:AT ANOTHER RESTAURANT --THE SUMMIT. THE MAITR'D SAYS EVEN WHEN THEY DID HAVE A SEPARATE NON-SMOKING AND SMOKING SECTION, THE SMOKE STILL FILTERED THROUGH AFFECTING THE DINING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL THE GUESTS)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=for all the guests]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:23:25]
[IN Q=Abdu prepares our food]

((ROBIN SHARAKI: THE SUMMIT: ABDU PREPARES OUR FOOD FROM SCRATCH AND THE FRAGRANCES FROM THE KITCHEN ARE SOMETHING NOT TO BE MISSED. AND OUR GUEST REALLY APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO SMELL THE FOOD AS THEY DINE AND AS THEY ENTER THE RESTAURANT)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=the restaurant]


Charlie Jones says he doesn't feel the new policy enfringes on his right. He says he's perfectly content lighting-up outside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:51:06]
[IN Q=At a restaurant]

((AT A RESTAURANT IT'S FINE. YOU'RE TALKING 15 TO 20 MINUTES AT MOST TIME EAT A MEAL ..AND THEN YOU SHOULD BE BACK OUT THE DOOR BY THEN)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=by then]

So far, 43 restaurants have joined the smoke-free campaign. And while the may lose a few customers --chances are their
decision will pay off in the long run ---because more than 75 percent of Virginia's don't smoke.


I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))

(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 robbery suspect who escaped from Giles County sheriff's deputies is captured in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Authorities had searched for Curtis Ray Bailey, Junior for over three hours yesterday before the trail went cold.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Blacksburg police want to talk this man.
They believe he had information about a July bank robbery.
He's described as a white male of average build with dark hair.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a single vehicle accident in Roanoke kills the driver.
The crash happened around 10 near the overpass at Hershberger Road and 5-81.
State police say the driver died at the scene.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 7th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies is back in custody.
He was captured in Bluefield, West Virginia last night.
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[VO-NAT]

22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey Junior escaped police custody in Giles County yesterday. Authorities searched for him with dogs and helicopters for more than three hours yesterday morning before the trail went cold.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The West Virginia man was wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery. Bailey and three others were arrested in the early morning hours yesterday after they led a Narrows Police officer on a chase and ran over his foot. Curtis Bailey was the only one to escape from custody.
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[211Robbery-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]

And Blacksburg Police want to talk to this man. They believe he has information about a July bank robbery. He is described as a white male of average build with dark hair.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July 25;]

The man was spotted in blue jogging pants near the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460 shortly before it was robbed on July 25-th. Police are not calling him a suspect but do want to talk to him.
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[Hershberger-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-33]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A single-vehicle accident in Roanoke last night claimed the life of the driver. The crash happened around ten near the overpass at Hershberger Road and 581.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

State police say the driver, 52 year old Ronald Michael Martin, died at the scene. His wife and son were taken to the hospital but there's no word yet on their conditions. State police say the man's wife told them her husband became ill just moments before he lost control of their S-U-V. At this time-- authorities aren't certain if the man died from his injuries or a medical condition.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-29]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]

Roanoke City Council took a big step yesterday. City council approved 31- million dollars in funding for several city-wide projects... including replacing Victory Stadium. Teresa Hamilton reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is the ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke City Council; :19]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :52]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=TH, News 7, Roanoke.]

(( This is the second time Roanoke city council has voted on the 31- million dollar bond issue. About a month ago-- the resolution failed to pass when two council members were absent. But this time-- the measure got the green light paving the way for several projects... including replacing Victory Stadium.
(///sot///)
[sot 03:09:50]
[in q=The water]

((BILL CARDER/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: THE WATER FILTRATION PLANT IS GOING TO RETURN BACK TO THE CITY IN TERMS OF CASH FLOW. THE AMPHITHEATER AND SPORTS COMPLEX IS GOING TO RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT THAT'S AN INVESTMENT NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF MONEY BUT IN TERMS OF QUALITY OF LIFE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q= quality of life.]
(///sot////)
[sot 03:20:08]
[in q= All of those]

((LINDA WYATT/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE THINGS THAT PROVIDE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THIS CITY TO BE WHAT IT NEEDS TO BE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= needs to be.]

During a previous meeting-- Mayor Ralph Smith abstained from voting. But this time approved the bond issue however noted he's concerned the city's taking on too much debt.
((//sot////))
[sot 03:02:24]
[IN Q= I don't support]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T SUPPORT THAT. IT HAS NOT SERVED ME IN MY PRIVATE LIFE TO BE EATEN UP WITH DEBT AND I DON'T THINK TI'S APPROPRIATE FOR THIS GOVERNMENT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= FOR THIS GOVERNMENT.]

Alvin Hudson was the only council member to vote against the resolution... saying the issue should be put to the voters.
(////sot/////)
[sot 03:17:31]
[in q=I just ]

((ALVIN HUDSON: I JUST THINK THAT THESE TYPES OF THINGS, IN A DEMOCRACY, LET THE PEOPLE VOTE ON THEM AND WHEN THE PEOPLE VOTE ON IT AND AGREE WITH IT THAT'S FINE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= THAT'S FINE.]

In other news... city council also agreed to lease space in the old Sears building on Williamson Road. The space will be occupied by several city agencies including Social Services. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[Warner-Ad]


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


Expect a new T-V ad today from Democratic candidate for Governor Mark Warner.
It's part of Warner's un- precedented half- million- dollar- a week advertising blitz.
The new 30- second commercial highlights two health care programs Warner's charitable foundation started.
[SS=Mark Earley]


Republican opponent Mark Earley is expected to launch T-V ads everywhere except in the expensive northern Virginia market, beginning Friday.

[Clinton-Book]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton MIGHT be telling all...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


He's agreed to write his memoirs in a deal that could be worth a record sum for a non-fiction title.
The book is said to chronicle his life through the White House years.
But there's no word yet on whether there will be any mention of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The current record advance for non-fiction is eight-and-a-half-million dollars for a book by Pope John Paul, the second in 1994.
The ex- President's book is scheduled for release in 2003.
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[11Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:29:39]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A trial date has been set for the suspect in a Christmas eve murder in Roanoke. Bernard Maurice Walker made his first court appearance yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


By the time he got to Circuit Court on the murder charges, Walker had quit taunting the victim's family. He just stared at them.
Walker is accused of killing Reaco Hilton in a Roanoke convenience store.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:41:10]
[IN Q=I'm going to be there]

((NIKITA THOMAS/VICTIM'S MOTHER; I'M GOING TO BE THERE ALL THE WAY, FROM EVERYTHING HE HAS GOING ON. I'M GOING TO BE THERE EVERY DAY EVERY DAY EVERY WAKING DAY. HE'S GOING TO BE TIRED OF NIKITA THOMAS. HE'LL GET TIRED OF SEEING ME.))
[SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Victim's Mother]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=get tired of seeing me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thomas has already proven how determined she is. She has worked very closely with police and U-S Marshals to ensure Walker's arrest. He was picked up July 18th in Atlanta. An October trial date has been set.
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[11Grand-Jury]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder invest.]


Murder charges have been returned for the first time in the case of a Salem man gunned down on Melrose Avenue July 10th.
TWO men were indicted yesterday by a Roanoke Grand Jury, alleging a conspiracy to commit robbery. Antoine Lamar Thompson faces nine felonies. A nearly identical indictment was returned against Robert A. Bradburn. This is the first time Bradburn's name has surfaced in this case.
He's one of three or four suspects in the death of Ryan Fischer.

[11Practice-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC33:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some members of the Virginia Tech football team begin practice today and the recent heat wave is a concern for officials.
They'll be keeping a close eye on the athletes during practice.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19.5]
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Athletic trainers say keeping players fully hydrated is a priority. An athlete's water intake, weight loss and urine color is closely monitored. Four certified trainers are on hand at practices which are held early morning and late afternoon to avoid the hottest parts of the day.
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((KEITH DOOLAN/ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER; WE TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION AVAILABLE WE HAVE THE KIDS GO THROUGH PHYSICALS WE HAVE A GATORADE MACHINE IN THE LOCKER ROOM THE KIDS ARE SUPPLIED WATER THROUGH COACH GENTRY AND THE STRENGTH CONDITIONING PROGRAM SO THEY HAVE AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF RESOURCES.)) ((MIKAL BAAQEE/VT MIDDLE LINEBACKER; I JUST GOT TO STAY HYDRATED THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES IF I'M NOT FEELING RIGHT SAY SOMETHING TO THE TRAINERS BASICALLY JUST RECOGNIZE WHEN I'M NOT FEELING RIGHT.))
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Tech Freshman players report to practice today, upperclassmen start Thursday.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A fish consumption advisory is in effect for carp in sections of the New and Bluestone Rivers.
Department of Environmental Quality tests showed high levels of P-C-Bs.
The NO consumption advisories for carp run on the New River from just north of Radford to the West Virginia line.
The advisory for the Bluestone River runs from just south of Bluefield to the West Virginia line.
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A man who escaped from sheriff's deputies is back in custody. 22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey Junior and three others were arrested yesterday morning after they led a Narrows Police officer on a chase and ran over his foot. Bailey was the only one to escape.
He was captured last night in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Bailey was wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery.
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A single-vehicle accident in Roanoke last night claimed the life of the driver. State police say 52 year old Ronald Michael Martin died at the scene. Authorities say the man's wife told them her husband became ill just moments before he lost control of their S-U-V. At this time-- authorities aren't certain if the man died from his injuries or a medical condition.
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Now here's Steve Mason with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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