[11Wilkins]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=,prm]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC-11:28]
[GRAPHIC=Wilkins]


Republican leaders say Vance Wilkins has some explaining to do. The Amherst Delegate is expected to be questioned about sexual harrassment allegations at a meeting later today in Richmond. The questions are in response to reports that surfaced last week claiming Wilkins paid a woman one-hundred-thousand dollars to settle a sexual harassment complaint. The 65-year-old politician's problems only got worse this weekend when another woman came forward saying he touched her inappropriately. News 7's Rachel Cannon reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@File; :07]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Massie; :15]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :53]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Amherst]

(( Elizabeth Massie says it's her conscience that's making her come forward to talk about what she calls a humiliating experience with House Speaker Vance Wilkins It allegedly happened at a Christmas party about six months ago.
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[SOT 2:36:07]
[IN Q=i WAS]

((ELIZABETH MASSIE; I WAS SITTING ON THE SOFA WITH HIM AND I HAD ON A CHRISTMAS DRESS ON AND HE STARTED RUBBING MY LEG, IT WAS LATE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE.))
[OUT Q=WERE]

Wilkins tells the Associated Press he doesn't remember making improper sexual advances toward a woman at a Christmas party last year. 45-year-old Massie says she has a friend who witnessed the event...but no intentions of pressing charges.
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[SOT 2:38:25]
[IN Q=The community]

((THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS MAN'S CHARACTER I MEAN HE SITS IN RICHMOND TALKING ABOUT FAMILY VALUES BUT IS HE WALKING THE WALK, TALKING THE TALK, IS HE, I MEAN THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO DECIDE, THE STATE NEEDS TO DECIDE.))
[OUT Q=DECIDE]

Wilkins' political future may be decided at a special meeting at the state Capital. Republican State Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said this week the allegations are troubling, and if it's true, it will be tough for Wilkins to stay on as speaker. PREPRO House Majority Floor Leader Morgan Griffith said in a phone interview: "I can't speak for the caucus...if he comes in here and says I go around touching women then that's a problem...we'll wait and hear from Vance before I pass judgment."
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[SOT 2:37:11]
[IN Q=I just]

((I JUST FELT LIKE HE ALSO THINKS BECAUSE OF HIS JOB TITLE THAT HE CAN GET WHAT HE WANTS, WHEN HE WANTS, AND FROM WHO HE WANTS.))
[OUT Q=HE WANTS.]

The Republican caucus wants to hear his side of the story Monday. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Amherst.))


[Middle-East]


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


Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is in Washington today to meet with President Bush.
The meeting comes one day after Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced a reform of his government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


But the possible steps toward peace are being held back by more violence.
Early today, Israeli troops moved into Ramallah.
According to witnesses, one Palestinian was killed and two were wounded.
The Israeli army says two of its soldiers were also injured.
Meanwhile, President Bush offered his opinion about what he believes the Palestinian need to do.
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[SOT 4:34:37]
[IN Q=And my view]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=will be better off.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Israeli army says soldiers will remain in Ramallah for a "limited time," and say they've arrested about a dozen militant suspects.
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[Missing-Girl]


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


About 500 people gathered in a Salt Lake City park last night to attend a candlelight vigil for 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


Elizabeth's family is asking the entire nation to help search for their daughter-- and to pray with them for her safe return.
Meanwhile, the search continues for the teenage girl who was reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint from her bedroom last Wednesday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We know she's]
[SUPER=01-Lois Smart/Elizabeth's Mother;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it's gonna happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Over the weekend, police scoured the foothills.
Two thousand volunteers searched the streets, but the huge effort so far, has turned up nothing.
Authorities are asking people across the country to check ponds, ditches, and woods for any trace of Elizabeth.
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[11Roanoke-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-1:51:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow regarding a proposed pay raise for Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 28;]

The proposal was outlined by County Attorney Paul Mahoney at the board's last meeting. The two and a half percent pay raise would amount to approximately 329- dollars a year for each supervisor. This would bring each supervisor's yearly salary up to about 13- thousand five hundred dollars each. The chairman and vice-chair earn slightly more for their roles.
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[CO-Wildfires]


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


Firefighters worked late into the night to battle a huge wildfire in Colorado--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glenwood Springs, CO;]


The fast- moving blaze is burning at the base of Colorado's Storm King Mountain.
It's destroyed at least 40 structures, and has burnt about 75- hundred acres.
Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes near the resort community.
But there are no immediate reports of any injuries.
Firefighters say the blaze was started by a fire that's been burning inside a coal mine.
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[11D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC-1:48:05]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Bedford County's business community is hoping it can increase business, and help retire the National D-Day Memorial's multi-million dollar debt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Businessman Danny Johnson has printed 50- thousand D-Day Dollars.
The free coupons will offer a discount to customers, and a contribution from participating businesses to the Memorial.
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[SOT 15:26:21]
[IN Q=It's got my name on it right at the present]

((DANNY JOHNSON/PEAKS OF OTTER WINERY: IT'S GOT MY NAME ON IT RIGHT AT THE PRESENT, BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW HOW WELL IT WAS GOING TO BE ACCEPTED, BUT MAIN STREET BEDFORD IS TAKING IT ON. THEY'RE GOING TO START ACCEPTING THEM. THERE'S QUITE A FEW BUSINESSES THAT ARE GOING TO START ACCEPTING THEM AND I HOPE IT SPREADS TO ROANOKE AND LYNCHBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Johnson/Peaks of Otter Winery]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=spreads to Roanoke and Lynchurg.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite raising more than a million dollars during its first year of operation, the National D-Day Memorial still owes about five million dollars to creditors.
Johnson says D-Day Dollars will be available in many Bedford businesses, and in some local publications.
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[11Cyber-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-49:25]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Congressman Virgil Goode and Senator George Allen are expected to hand over a major gift to Danville and Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]

They'll present seven hundred thousand dollars for infrastructure upgrades at the area's new Cyberpark. It's located at the intersection of routes 29 and 58 in Danville. The three hundred acre park will feature the latest fiber connections and electrical system found only in one other location in the U.S. We'll have more on this story later today on News 7 at 6.
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[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, a different material could help back surgeries become more successful.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT NEWSPATH 3 AM FEED 3:29:28]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((A RECENT SURVEY FINDS THAT A VERY POPULAR, AND EXPENSIVE, CLASS OF PAIN RELIEVERS ARE OFTEN PRESCRIBED WHEN CHEAPER MEDICATIONS WOULD LIKELY BE JUST AS EFFECTIVE. THE STUDY BY EXPRESS SCRIPTS INCORPORATED ALSO FINDS THAT IT'S CONTRIBUTING TO RISING HEALTH CARE COSTS. VIOXX AND CELEBREX RELIEVE PAIN WITHOUT GASTROINTESTINAL UPSETS OF OLDER AND CHEAPER DRUGS LIKE IBUPROFREN. BUT THE SURVEY FOUND THAT 76 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WHO GET THE PRICYER DRUGS SHOW NO RISK OF SUCH SIDE EFFECTS.
BACK SURGERY ISN'T ALWAYS SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE VERTEBRAE DO NOT ALWAYS FUSE TOGETHER WELL WHEN USING REAL BONE. NOW SOME DOCTORS ARE USING TITANIUM. IT IS STRONGER THAN BONE AND WORKS FOR PEOPLE WITH HERNIATED OR RUPTURED DISKS AND SPINAL DEFORMATION. PLUS PATIENTS RECOVER FASTER.
WHEN YOU'RE ASLEEP IT'S NOT JUST YOUR MIND THAT REMAINS ACTIVE.. YOUR MOUTH DOES TOO. ACCORDING TO A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH YOUR TEETH GRIND AGAINST EACH OTHER THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE NIGHT. ON AVERAGE MEN GRIND THEIR TEETH 75 TIMES A NIGHT, WOMEN 65. THE GRINDING ONLY LASTS HALF A SECOND - WHICH IS NOT LONG ENOUGH TO DO MUCH DAMAGE.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Clower]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-1:20:31]
[GRAPHIC=Sid Clower]

A spokesman for suspended Henry County Administrator Sid Clower says he WOULD like to talk about his legal case.
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[VO-NAT - :12.5]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Friday;]

However, following a court hearing on Friday, Clower's attorney said his client has long been a visible and vocal part of the community, but is having to keep quiet about the embezzlement charges he faces.
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[SOT - 13:37:57]
[IN Q=I think Mr. Clower...]

((GUY HARBERT/CLOWER'S ATTORNEY; I THINK MISTER CLOWER HAS A STORY THAT HE WANTS TO TELL. I HAVE TOLD HIM THAT IT WOULD NOT BE IN HIS INTERESTS AT THIS POINT IN THE CASE TO MAKE SUCH STATEMENTS. AND THAT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO SIT BY AND BE SILER, BUT I'M CONVINCED IT'S IN IS BEST INTERESTS, AND THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Harbert/Clower's Attorney]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=we're going to proceed.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

Clower's case was tentatively moved from Henry County to a Roanoke City court. The case is scheduled to begin on July 30th.
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[Drug-Bust]


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


Local and state agencies bust a South Boston residence for drugs.
Police arrested 50-year-old Josesph Hurt Edmonds of Easley Street on Friday and charged him with possession with the intent to sell crack cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute. He is being held at the Halifax Adult Detention Center on bond. At the house- authorities seized a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia. 20-year-old Keith Wilson Jones was also arrested near the scene. Jones is charged with possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
He's being held on bond. Police say that Edmonds' home has been distributing cocaine on a daily basis. The investigation continues as identified customers face potential charges.