[Yucca-Mtn]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Today there is a firestorm of controversy over the Senate's vote to ship nuclear waste to Nevada.
Environmentalists are describing it as a "mobile Chernobyl."
But lawmakers supporting the vote say NOT shipping the waste would be a waste of money.
Melissa McDermott reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Harry Reid/(D) Nevada; :16]
[SUPER=03-Yucca Mountain, NV; :19]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Mississippi; :56 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS news, New York.]

((

IF THE SENATE'S DECISION HOLDS THOUSANDS OF TONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE WOULD BE TAKEN FROM NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN DOZENS OF STATES AND DUMPED INTO A NEVADA MOUNTAIN... 90 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAS VEGAS.

(SOT- Sen. Harry Reid/(D) Nevada)

"This isn't something that affects Nevada. This is something that affects the entire nation"
TO GET THE WASTE TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN IT HAS TO BE TRANSPORTED. THERE WOULD BE THOUSANDS OF SHIPMENTS GOING ACROSS AMERICA'S MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND RAILROADS. AND THAT HAS ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND NEVADA LEADERS FEARING DISASTER.

(SOT-Reid again)

"madame president we are in the midst of a crisis in this country"

(NATS OF YUCCA)


YUCCA MOUNTAIN IS NOT A NEW IDEA. FOR MORE THAN 24 YEARS IT HAS BEEN STUDIED AS NUCLEAR WASTE HOLDING AT A COST OF 4 POINT 5 BILLION DOLLARS. DESPITE THE RESEARCH OPPONENTS SAY THE SITE IS NO GOOD.... THAT THE LAND IS POROUS AND UNSTABLE. SUPPORTERS SAY LOOKING FOR ANOTHER PLACE TO HOLD THE WASTE IS A WASTE.

(SOT-SEN. TRENT LOTT/(R) MISSISSIPPI)

"we will have wasted all this money and effort"
(NATS OF SENATE FLOOR)
THE SENATE'S VOTE ONLY CLEARS THE WAY FOR THE PROCESS TO BEGIN. AND IT'S A SLOW PROCESS. IT COULD TAKE FIVE YEARS FOR THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT TO GET THE LICENSE IT NEEDS. ANOTHER 3 FOR CONSTRUCTION AT YUCCA. AND ADD TO THAT THE FIVE LAWSUITS NEVADA HAS PENDING AGAINST THE PROJECT.

(Sen Harry Reid/(D) Nevada)

"this battle's not over. This is a skirmish in a war"
STANDUP: THE EARLIEST SHIPMENTS COULD BEGIN IS 2010. THE PLAN IS TO FILL THE MOUNTAIN WITH AROUND 1-HUNDRED THOUSAND TONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE AND THEN AFTER 100 TO 300 YEARS CLOSE IT OFF. HOWEVER, SOME OF THAT WASTE WILL REMAIN RADIOACTIVE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

))[FBI-Investigation]


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


The F-B-I is launching a civil rights investigation into an incident caught on videtape in a Los Angeles suburb.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video;]


The tape shows white California police officer Jeremy Morse slamming a black, handcuffed teenager onto a car, and then hitting him in the face.
Authorities say 16- year- old Donovan Jackson lunged at deputies BEFORE the tape started recording.
The mayor of Inglewood wants Morse to be fired.
Meanwhile, Jackson's family plans to file a lawsuit today.
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[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-18 1:18:07]
[GRAPHIC=morn]


The debate has raged on for four years in Lynchburg.. but some controversial artwork continues to be prominently displayed in two public courthouses.
Opponents say it's past time the art was taken down, now city council may finally be ready to respond. Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Humiliating, repugnant]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :07]
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/Opposes Artwork; :21]
[SUPER=01-Rufus Callaham/Opposes Artwork; :33]
[SUPER=01-Garnell Stamps/Lynchburg NAACP President; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:13]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Humiliating.. repugnant.. insensitive.. those are just a few of the words being used to describe this J&D court mural.. which depicts a farmer and his slave.. and these stylized brass figures in circuit court which illustrate Lynchburg's tobacco farming history.
They've been around for decades, but some feel the artwork is not only outdated, it's downright offensive.
[SOT 20:30:42]

((GARNELL STAMPS/LYNCHBURG NAACP: IT IS ABOUT THE REPUGNANT NOTION THAT SLAVERY AND THE MISREPRESENTATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS IS ACCEPTABLE IN THIS TOWN.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=in this town.]
[SOT 20:21:18]

((JACK MILLS/OPPOSES ARTWORK: IT SHOULDN'T BE NECESSARY WHEN YOU GO INTO A COURT OF LAW TO LOOK AT TOBACCO PICKERS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY SLAVES, THAT HAVE THE FACES OF MONKEYS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=faces of monkeys.]


The problem, city leaders have said, is the price tag.
Removing the figures and the mural would cost more than 70-thousand dollars.. grant money may or may not be available to help defray that.
Whatever the cost, opponents say treating people with dignity is worth it.
[SOT 20:23:48]

((RUFUS CALLAHAM/OPPOSES ARTWORK: FIND THE MONEY TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE AND WITH THESE PAINTINGS AND THE FIGURES IN THE OTHER COURT.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=the other court.]


At least one council member feels it's time to just go ahead and spend the money to take them down.
[SOT 20:36:13]

((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THE BEST WAY TO KEEP THEM FROM COMING BACK CONTINUOUSLY TO CITY COUNCIL IS TO REMOVE THOSE PICTURES AND MURAL FROM THE WALLS IMMEDIATELY.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=the walls immediately.]


Council asked city staff to come up with a plan to deal with the murals before its meeting in September.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[11Appox-Water]


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

This time it's Appomattox. Residents in the town are the latest to feel the effects of the drought. Appomattox is now under partial mandatory water restrictions... which prohibit outdoor watering of lawns and gardens and the washing of vehicles until further notice.

[Water-Authority]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Wed-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC 23:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke County officials are talking with their counterparts in the city, but they say negotiations toward a regional water authority will take some time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 35:50]
[IN Q=If anyone is expecting]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF ANYONE IS EXPECTING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE AN AGREEMENT IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it's not going to happen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;]


Elmer Hodge and other Roanoke County officials have held informal meetings with city administrators, but Hodge says nothing has been decided.
And members of the Board of Supervisors say they will not rush to judgement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 36:34]
[IN Q=I would like to reiterate]

((JOE MCNAMARA/WINDSOR HILLS SUPERVISOR: I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE MY CONCERN FOR THE INVESTMENTS OF THE WATER USERS OF ROANOKE COUNTY AND MY INTENT TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THAT INVESTMENT THAT THEY HAVE MADE INTO THEIR SPRING HOLLOW RESERVOIR AND TREATMENT PLANT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Windsor Hills Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=reservoir and treatment plant.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Carvins Cove;]


Both city and county officials say it is likely, the current water crisis will be history by the time a regional water authority becomes a reality.
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[11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-25 25:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Also in Roanoke County, supervisors say the Smart Road is taking millions of dollars away from other vital projects in western Virginia.
And yesterday, they asked the Commonwealth Transportation Board to find another source of funding for the high-tech highway.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./March 2000;]


The Smart Road is designed as a test-bed for intelligent transportation systems. When it's completed, the highway will connect Blacksburg and Interstate 81.
The supervisors support the project, but following major cuts in VDOT's roadbuilding program, officials say the Salem District shouldn't carry the burden for building the Smart Road.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think that anything that has the implications]

((RICHARD FLORA/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: I THINK ANYTHING THAT HAS THE IMPLICATIONS THAT THE SMART ROAD HAS, AND IT'S CERTAINLY STATEWIDE IF NOT NATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, THAT IT SHOULD BE SHARED BY EVERYBODY.)) ((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: THE IMPACT ON I-81 IMPROVEMENTS, ON MAJOR SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, ON 221, 220, 419, ROUTE 11 WILL AFFECT THIS AREA OF THE STATE FOR AT LEAST SIX TO TEN YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Flora/Hollins Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Vinton Supervisor; :12]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=for at least six to ten years.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, members of the board also gave preliminary approval to a sewer rate increase. The hike will pay for Roanoke County's share of improvements to the regional wastewater treatment facility.
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If the proposal receives final approval, sewer bills will rise by about eight percent this September, and anoth

er eight percent in January, 2004.[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


In sports, The Virginia High School Coaches basketball boys and girls all star games were held last night at the Hampton Coliseum.
On the boys side, the East beat the West 95-82.
Cave Spring's J.J. Redick scored eight points.
Northside's Chris Smith tallied 16 points, and was named the West MVP.
On the girls side, The West beat the East in overtime.
William Fleming's Olivia Grant was named the West MVP after scoring 21 points.
We'll have a recap of the games tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

[S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Baseball played its All Star game last night, but many wonder if there will be a World Series. The players are now considering a strike date. Meanwhile the rumblings continue over allegations of rampant steroid use in the league...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI]


Even last night's game couldn't be played without controversy.
The 73rd midsummer classic finished in a 7-to-7 tie .
All-Star managers Bob Brenly and Joe Torre wanted to use all of their players.
Commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lihg) decided to end the game after eleven innings, because both managers used up their entire pitching staff.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:22-2:43]
[IN Q=Joe and I]
[SUPER=01-Bob Brenly/National League Manager]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=the game ends in a tie...]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

This was the second tie in All-Star game history. No MVP was named after the game.
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[NO BOARDS]

(toss to weather)[5-Kuumba]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-11 11:02]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's health check,
For those with little or no insurance the Kuumba Community Health and Wellness Center has been a life line.
It not only offers medical care to all ages, but also free and low cost prescriptions for those who qualify.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out although it's only been open a year and half, the patient load has nearly outgrown the facility.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Martha Saunders is one of Kuumba's many]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Martha Saunders/Patient; :18]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Lepro/Kuumba Health & Wellness Center; :37]
[SUPER=01-George Burwinkel/Patient; :56]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Martha Saunders is one Kuumba's many patients without health insurance. Before coming to the center, she was stuck with medical bills she couldn't afford and is still trying to pay off.
But because the center offers a sliding scale fee this doctors visit will only cost her 10 dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:11:29]
[IN Q=It's a good place for the community]

((MARTHA SAUNDERS: IT'S A GOOD PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY. IF ANYBODY NEEDS TO GET A CHECK UP OR ANYTHING THAT'S GOING ON WITH THEM ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS COME TO KUUMBA CAUSE IT'S CHEAPER )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=cause its cheaper]


Kuumba is filling a gap in this Roanoke community by making health care affordable and accessible to everyone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT59:31]
[IN Q=50 percent of our patients]

((EILEEN LEPRO: KUUMBA COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER: 50 PERCENT OF OUR PATIENTS ARE UNINSURED SO WE KNOW THAT THERE IS DEFINITELY A COMMUNITY NEED AND THAT'S PROBABLY JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=tip of the iceberg]


And many of the centers patients, like George Burwinkel rely on the pharmacy assistance program, without it he couldn't afford his medication on a fixed income of 500 dollars a month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:18:59]
[IN Q=If i got to put all that money out]

((GEORGE BURWINKEL/PATIENT: IF I GOT TO PUT ALL THAT MONEY OUT FOR MEDICATION THEN I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO PAY FOR RENT))
[RUNS12]
[OUT Q=pay for rent]


Kuumba recently expanded to include mental health and substance abuse serviceS.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:05:46]
[IN Q=We would like to eventually add dental]

((WE WOULD LIKE TO EVENTUALLY ADD DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. THERE IS A HUGE NEED IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THERE AREN'T VERY MANY PLACE TO SEND PEOPLE PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE UNINSURED AND DON'T HAVE DENTAL INSURANCE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=don't have detnal insurance]


For Burwinkel its meant he can get the care he needs to manage his chronic disease and for him Kuumba is a breath of fresh air.))
(+++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[TAKE FS Phone # 1005]


Kuumba is still accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment call 540-362-0360.

(++++++++)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Tanker-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-22 1:25:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


V-DOT hopes to open one more lane of Route 460 in Bedford County today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Monday;]

For now, the eastbound lanes remain closed between Bedford and Thaxton where a tractor trailer carrying fuel overturned on Monday.
If all goes according to plan, the site of the fuel spill will be re-paved tomorrow. Once that is done, BOTH eastbound lanes will be re-opened.
(------------)






[11Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-17 1:30:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters hope to have three forest fires in Rockbridge and Bath Counties all contained by tomorrow.
(+++++++)

[TAKE MAP FS]
The largest blaze is centered in a remote area around Skillern Mountain, north of Goshen, near the interesection of Rockbridge, Bath, and Augusta Counties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The fire escaped containment lines Monday, and so far has charred about 540-acres of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Officials blame lightning for starting the Skillern Fire along with two others in Bath County on the evening of June 27th.
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[11Price]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-20 2:01:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The recipe for a tragedy started with two teenagers, a gun and a broken fingernail.
Now, a 16-year-old Roanoke girl faces up to 10 years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage boy last year.
As Marya Jones explains, the girl's trial hinged on whether the shooting was accidental or planned.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Rebecca Price]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Co. Circuit Court; :07]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Jones/Witness; :36 QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-Police Interview Tape; :51]
[SUPER=01-Lakeshia Cintron/Victim's Sister; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

((
Rebecca Price spent most of her trial in tears ... even as the judge agreed that she was NOT a murderer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:31:00 - :08]

((JUDGE CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN: DEATH DID NOT RESULT FROM MALICIOUS ACTION.))
[RUNS= :08]


Price was 15 when she shot 16-year-old (Ne-VILL) Neville Swain in the head.
She'd spent the night at his apartment with a group of teenagers, playing with an UNloaded .38 revolver.
The next day, she broke a fingernail as she and Swain played and wrestled.
Ricardo Jones says that Price joked there would be consequences.
She left the room, came back with the gun.. and pulled the trigger.
This time, it was loaded.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 53:13 - :19]

((RICARDO JONES/WITNESS: AFTER THE SHOT, EVERYBODY PANICKED. SHE WAS LIKE, "OH MY GOD, I SHOT HIM! I SHOT HIM!"))
[RUNS= :06]


Price's attorneys called no witnesses in her defense.
Instead, they let her taped interview with Roanoke detectives speak for itself.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[SOT 1:33:09 - :11]

((PRICE'S TAPED INTERVIEW: I DIDN'T KNOW THEY PUT A BULLET IN THERE.))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT WITH SOT 1:33:26 - :31]

(( I DIDN'T KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW. ALL RIGHT. I'M SCARED, I'M SCARED.))
[RUNS= :07]


Swain's family left unhappy with the verdict.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:30:23 - :35 PRICE POST TAPE]

((LAKESHIA CINTRON/VICTIM'S SISTER: HER ONLY CONCERN FROM THE POINT THAT IT HAPPENED WAS SOLELY FOR HERSELF. SHE DID NOT CARE, SHE NEVER ASKED HOW MY BROTHER WAS DOING, IF HE WAS ALIVE OR DEAD.))
[RUNS=:12]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 23:34:47 - 23:35:02 PRICE POST TAPE] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: PRICE HEADED BACK TO JUVENILE DETENTION, WHERE SHE'LL REMAIN UNTIL SHE'S SENTENCED. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THAT YET... BUT SHE FACES A VARIETY OF PENALTIES ... UP TO 10 YEARS AS AN ADULT OR TIME IN JUVENILE DETENTION. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :15]))


[6-State-Finances]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-04 1:43:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Virginia's Secretary of Finance says the Commonwealth has a "serious" revenue problem The exact numbers are due shortly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The state collected less money than expected in fiscal year 2002 which ended last week.
John Bennett says the revenue shortfall will "probably exceed 200 million dollars."
Still, he says Virginia is better off than other states which rely solely on income taxes.
But he said the revenue shortfalls will force layoffs and more cuts in state programs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:43:41-54]
[IN Q=BASICALLY THE REVENUE BUBBLE THAT]
[SUPER=01-John Bennett/Finance Secretary]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=IN ORDER TO BRING SPENDING AND REVENUES INTO LINE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The slumping economy and sour stock market are being blamed for the lost revenue.
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[11Parking]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 56:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Town of Blacksburg is tackling parking problems for the upcoming Virginia Tech football season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]

Town Council will vote on a new parking ordinance next month.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

If passed, it will allow owners of paved lots that hold 100 or more cars to get a special event permit and charge for parking. The Town is expecting approximately three-thousand more vehicles this year thanks to renovations at Lane Stadium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:47:12]
[IN Q=particularly]

((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESMAN; PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST YEAR WE'VE REALLY TAKEN STRIDES TO START ADDRESSING THE PARKING DOING STUDIES TO SEE WHAT OUR CURRENT PARKING FACILITIES ARE AND HOW WE CAN IMPROVE ON THOSE AND I BELIEVE THAT PARTICULARLY WITH THE UPCOMING FOOTBALL SEASON THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT STEP.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Browning/Town Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=GREAT STEP]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Parking lot owners would be responsible for trash, noise and bathrooms needs. Blacksburg Transit would provide shuttles from the lots to the main event. Officials say the goal is to get overflow parking out of the neighborhoods and closer to downtown. A public hearing on the ordinance is set for August 13th.
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[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]


Children are drawn to water. About 350 children under the age of five drown in swimming pools each year. Another 115 die from other water hazards around the home... hazards you may not consider dangerous.
(++++++++)

[TAKE FS EARLY YEARS] In today's early years segment, Kathryn Judisch has a few suggestions to help keep your children safe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Consumer Product Safety Commission; :]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Elder/Consumer Product Safety Commission; :26]
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Judisch/Reporting; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=I'm Kathryn Judish Reporting]

(( (TAKE PKG)
(NATS-RING.. "Hello. Can I call you back, I'm giving Steven a bath right now? O.K. thanks, bye-bye.")

THAT'S THE RIGHT PROCEDURE.
NEVER LET YOURSELF BE DISTRACTED WHEN A SMALL CHILD IS IN THE BATHTUB.
SPAS AND HOT TUBS CAN ALSO BE DANGEROUS.
THAT'S BECAUSE KIDS ARE JUST NATURALLY CURIOUS ABOUT WATER.

(SOT-ELDER "Young children are very attracted to water and they don't

understand the danger with it. Because they've had pleasurable experiences at bath time and in pools, when they've been in pools, they are very attracted and love the water.")

MOST PEOPLE KNOW BASIC POOL SAFETY, BUT THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION AROUND THE HOME.
IN A FOUR YEAR STUDY, FROM 1996 TO 99, INVOLVING CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5, THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FOUND 292 DROWNING DEATHS IN THE BATHTUB.
58 DROWNED IN 5 GALLON BUCKETS, 55 IN SPAS OR HOT TUBS, AND 16 IN TOILETS.
SO HERE ARE SOME SAFETY REMINDERS.

(SOT-ELDER "More children drown in the bathtub than any other place in

the home. Never, ever leave a child alone in the bathtub, even for a second. If you leave them even to answer the phone or get some clothing, they can slip under the water and drown very quickly, in very little water.")

AND DON'T ASSUME A BATH SEAT IS THE ANSWER.
IT'S A BATHING AID, NOT A SAFETY DEVICE AND CAN EASILY TIP OVER.
WHEN IT COMES TO LARGE BUCKETS, CHILDREN CAN FALL IN, AND DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH OR COORDINATION TO GET OUT.
EMPTY BUCKETS IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE AND KEEP THEM LOCKED UP.
KEEP TOILET LIDS DOWN TO PREVENT ACCESS OR USE A TOILET CLIP TO STOP CHILDREN FROM OPENING THE LID.
KEEP THE SAFETY COVERS ON SPAS OR HOT TUBS WHEN NOT IN USE.
USE A RIGID COVER.. CHILDREN CAN SLIP UNDER A FLEXIBLE ONE AND IT WOULD APPEAR TO STILL BE IN PLACE.
JUST A FEW PREVENTATIVE MEASURES AROUND YOUR HOME, COULD SAVE A VERY PRECIOUS LIFE.))


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]



(Kim tosses to bump)


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[BUMP]
[COMM]


[11Neamo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-13 1:54:06]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The suspects in February's convenience store robbery and murder were apprehended in Nebraska about a month later. Now,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

the arrest of Mark Neamo and his alleged accomplice are being challenged yesterday in court. His lawyers believe Nebraska police picked up the pair without proper authority.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:35:40]
[IN Q=For whatever reason]

((FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY BELIEVED AN ARREST WARRANT EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ARREST, WHEN IN FACT IT DIDN'T. SO WHAT THEY ESTABLISHED FOR THEMSELVES AS BEING NECESSARY TO THIS ARREST DIDN'T EXIST. AND THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM IS.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Lumsden/Neamo's Attorney]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=that's where the problem is.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

If the judge agrees it IS a problem, he could throw out statements Neamo made to police. The judge could also refuse to allow prosecutors to present physical evidence seized from Neamo at the time of the arrest.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 26]

Neamo faces capital murder charges in the Stop-In robbery last February where two people were shot, one fatally. (------------)