[Train-Derailment]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Federal investigators will check data recorders and tracks in hopes of figuring out what caused yesterday's Amtrak derailment near Washington.
One expert says hot weather may have led to the accident.
Melissa McDermott reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kensington, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Carmody/N. T. S. B. Vice-Chairman; :19]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News.]

((

INVESTIGATORS FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WILL TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE TRACKS TODAY WHERE AN AMTRAK PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED YESTERDAY NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C. THE SAME SECTION OF TRACK WAS VISUALLY INSPECTED JUST 2 DAYS AGO WITH NO DEFECTS FOUND...BUT OFFICIALS SAY... SCORCHING SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURES MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE.

SOT: CAROL CARMODY/NTSB-VICE CHAIRMAN

"WE KNOW THAT HEAT CAN BE A FACTOR AND CAN CAUSE A SLIGHT MIS-SHAPING OR BUCKLING IN THE RAIL. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAN HAPPEN."
INVESTIGATORS WILL ALSO EXAMINE THE TRAIN'S TWO EVENT RECORDERS...DEVICES SIMILAR TO A PLANE'S BLACK BOXES. THEY SHOULD REVEAL HOW FAST THE TRAIN WAS GOING AND WHAT THE ENGINEER WAS DOING WHEN THE TRAIN JUMPED THE TRACKS.

(NATZ OF INJURED)


MORE THAN 90 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT, SEVERAL CRITICALLY.

SOT: MOS, NO NAME AVAILABLE

"I SAW THE TRACK COLLAPSE AND I JUST HEARD A BUNCH OF TUMBLING AND NOISE AND SMOKE...AND THEN I HEARD A LITTLE GIRL SCREAMING, HELP ME."
THE ACCIDENT COULDN'T COME AT A WORSE TIME FOR AMTRAK. THE COMPANY IS TRYING TO EMERGE FROM FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN FULL SERVICE.
MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS

))[PA-Miners]


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


In the wake of the heart- warming rescue in Pennsylvania, authorities are now promising to examine mine safety.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA;]


A top priority will be to determine why the maps used by the coal miners were NOT accurate.
Nine miners became trapped underground after they broke through the wall of a flooded mine-- one that maps showed to be 300 feet away. Some of the rescued miners say they won't go back underground-- But one man says he will, because it's not likely he'll get trapped again.
(------------)


[5-Valley-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=502-04 51:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A long-range water supply system for the Roanoke region- -including the Alleghany Highlands- -is a small step closer to reality.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Local governments in the Regional Commission announced they've hired an engineering firm to study the water needs and solutions of the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:00]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT GROUND WATER. WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT SURFACE WATER. WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU. WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT YOUR WATER DEMANDS OUT TO THE YEAR 2050.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Kenel/Water Resources Engineer]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=to the year 2050.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, we shouldn't have to wait half a century for water from Crystal Spring to start serving Roanoke's water needs. A new, temporary filtration system is now finished.
Final work was being completed yesterday on the water- QUALITY monitoring system. Crystal Spring is capable of producing four million gallons of water a day under ideal conditions.
It should add at least ONE million- -even in the drought.
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[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Clower, Sid]


Henry County's former administrator is scheduled for sentencing later today .. on charges he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Public Service Authority.
(------------)
[VO-NAT from 02-04 1:29:23]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./June 24;]

Sid Clower pleaded guilty June 24th to three counts of stealing money from the authority .. by ordering that checks worth hundreds of thousands of dollars be issued to a fictitious company he created.
He could face up to 60 years in prison. Defense lawyers intend to present an accounting of all the GOOD things Clower did as the authority's general manager and as county administrator.
(------------)


[11Sussex-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:12:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two men charged with capital murder in Lynchburg now have legal representation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Kevin Eugene Brown and Leon Jermaine Winston.. both 22.. were indicted Friday for the murders of Anthony and Rhonda Robinson.
The Robinsons were shot to death inside their Sussex Street home April 19th.
Brown and Winston made their first court appearance yesterday morning and told the judge they could "not" afford to hire their own attorney.
Jamie Angel and Scott DeBruin will represent Kevin Brown.
Leigh (lee) Drewry and Glenn Berger will defend Leon Winston.
A trial date will be set in September.
(------------)



[6-Barnette]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC31:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal prosecutor in North Carolina is urging jurors to again impose the death penalty on Aquilia Barnette.
The prosecutor told a courtroom yesterday that Barnette left a carjacking victim to die in a ditch, and shot an ex-girlfriend to death in Roanoke at her mother's feet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Barnette's first death sentence was overturned in 2000 by a federal appeals court.
In June 1996, Barnette shot a North Carolina man, then stole his car, and drove to Roanoke.
That's when he dragged Robin Williams out of her mother's house and shot her in the back.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Investors bought stocks enthusiastically yesterday. In the end, the Dow had its third-largest one-day point gain.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((THE BEARS TOOK A VACATION AND THE BULLS WENT WILD ON WALL STREET.. SENDING THE DOW TO ITS THIRD BIGGEST ONE DAY POINT GAIN EVER..
ANALYSTS SAY INVESTORS ARE STARTING TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE BUYING STOCKS AFTER PUMMELING PRICES TO 5 YEAR LOWS OVER THE PAST 10 WEEKS.

ESS=dow

THE DOW SHOT UP 447 POINTS TO 8711, SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY, THE DOW HAS CLIMBED OVER A THOUSAND POINTS

ESS=nasdaq

THE NASDAQ RACED AHEAD 73 POINTS IN WHAT WAS A BROADBASED RALLY.

ONCAM=alexis

INVESTORS ARE BEATING THE 2 1/2 YEAR BEAR MARKET IS NEARING AN END AS COMPANIES REPORT RISING PROFITS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR.
BUT ANALYSTS CAUTION THAT FOR THE MARKETS TO SUSTAIN AN ADVANCE, THE ACCOUNTING SCANDALS MUST END. AND COS MUST BE MADE TO FACE TOUGHER PENALTIES.

ESS=q

QWEST'S BOOKEEPING TROUBLES DIDN'T SAP INVESTOR ENTHUSIASM FOR STOCKS... QWEST IS RESTATING ITS FINANCIAL RESULTS FROM 1999-2001.

ONCAM=alexis

ACCORDING TO SENATE INVESTIGATORS, ENRON PRESSED MERRILL LYNCH TO UPGRADE ITS RATING ON THE ENERGY TRADER'S STOCK IN 1998 IN EXCHANGE FOR INVESTMENT BANKING BUSINESS. A SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE IS LOOKING INTO THE ROLE FINANCNIAL INSTITUTIONS PLAYE DIN THE COLLAPSE OF THE ENERGY TRADER. ENRON'S DEALINGS WITH MERRILL WILL BE DISCUSSED AT A COMMITTEE HEARING LATER TODAY.

ONCAM=alexis

THIS WEEK WE ALSO GET ANOTHER SNAPSHOT OF THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY.. INCLUDING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TODAY AND THE KEY JULY EMPLOYMENT REPORT BY WEEK'S END.

ESS=animation

TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS..))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Bomb-Threat]


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


A man claiming to have explosives in his backpack threatened to blow up the L-A Times building last night.
Police quickly evacuated the newspaper and nearby businesses.
But the conflict was resolved peacefully about four hours later.
Jennifer Sabih has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Horace Frank/L. A. P. D.; :12]
[SUPER=01-Deborah McKown/L. A. Times Copy Editor; :28 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=sign of the times, exactly.]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


That was Jennifer Sabih reporting.




[6-Montgomery-Volunteer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:26:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's last rounds for a volunteer at a local hospital. Bill Blokker (Block-er) is handing in his badge after 22 years and over 10-thousand hours of service.
Staffers at Montgomery Regional Hospital says they're losing a part of their family. The hospital declared yesterday in his honor and held a reception. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OK, NEVER MIND]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Blokker/MRH Volunteer; :17]
[SUPER=01-Madye Price/MRH Nurse; :50]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS TC 14:40:34 "Ok, never mind the tears." The stickers and special reception are honoring a dedicated volunteer. But the 86-year-old says he can't understand what all the fuss is about.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:42:15]
[IN Q=I'm part of]

((BILL BLOKKER/MRH VOLUNTEER; I'M PART OF THE FAMILY I GUESS BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY I'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY I'VE COME WHEN I'M SUPPOSED TO.))
[OUT Q=SUPPOSED TO.]

He's shown up for over 10-thousand hours...more than any other volunteer at the hospital. Rain or shine, the staff says Blokker was always ready to help. He spends most of his time going around talking to patients, like Martha Boone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:43:39]
[IN Q=at least]

((AT LEAST YOU'RE LEAVING MANY FRIENDS OH YEAH I'M GONNA MISS THOUGH I WILL ADMIT THAT - THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO MISS ME TOO BUT I DON'T HOW COME.))
[OUT Q=how come.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:46:09]
[IN Q=we're really ]

((MADYE PRICE/MRH NURSE; WE'RE REALLY GONNA MISS HIM HE'S JUST A DEAR HEART HE'S FRIENDLY WITH ALL THE PATIENTS AND HE'S SO HELPFUL TO US AND WE LOVE HIM DEARLY AND WE'RE REALLY GONNA MISS HIM.))
[OUT Q=GONNA MISS HIM.]

Blokker is trading the halls of the hospital for the scenery of Washington State. There he will be closer to family but far way from the place that became his second home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:49:38]
[IN Q=i've]

((I'VE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE I'VE BEEN WORKING HERE.))
[OUT Q=HERE]

And his minutes have made a difference in many lives. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[6-Ingersoll-Rand]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:47:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Ingersoll-Rand plant in Hollins designs drilling equipment USUALLY used for construction projects, wells and mines.
But last week, the plant's drills were needed to save lives.
Marya Jones visited the plant ... to find out how its workers helped bring nine miners home safely.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA/Sunday; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Jay Durham/Technician Engineer; :14]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Durham/Operations Manager; :31]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Dale Wolfer/Engineer; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke Co.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((NATS: CLAPPING.)) [RUNS:02]
It was a race against time to get nine men out safely from a Pennsylvania mine.
One leg of that race took place six hours away .. in a Roanoke County drill parts plant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:30:33 - :41]

((JAY DURHAM/TECHNICIAN ENGINEER: I WALKED RIGHT IN THE DOOR THAT MORNING AND HUGH MET ME AND SAID WE'VE GOT MINERS IN THE HOLE AND WE HAVE TO GET THIS EQUIPMENT UP TO SOMERSET.)) [RUNS:08]
Employees at Ingersoll-Rand got the call last Thursday -- nine miners were trapped 240 feet underground.
And rescuers needed THEIR drills to get them out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:28:26 - :32]

((HUGH DURHAM/AFTERMARKET OPERATIONS MANAGER: YOU ALWAYS FEEL THE PRESSURE WHEN YOU KNOW THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE IN HARM'S WAY.)) [RUNS:08]
Workers put together three large drill bits and three parts known as "hammers" in record time.
Jay Durham made two trips to get them there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:32:48 - :57]

((JAY DURHAM/ENGINEER: IT'S JUST A FEELING OF THERE ARE PEOPLE WAITING ON YOU... YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND GET THERE AND GET IT ALL DONE.)) [RUNS:09]
One drill dug a new hole to the miners after another company's drill bit broke.
And when rescuers finally DID break through to the miners, it was one of the plant's drill bits that did the job.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:29:45 - :55]

((HUGH DURHAM: WE'RE VERY HAPPY THAT THESE GENTLEMEN WERE SURVIVORS. AND WHAT LITTLE BIT WE DID, IF IT CONTRIBUTED, GREAT.)) [RUNS:10]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 3:51:51 - 3:52:02] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: 45 PEOPLE STILL REMAIN AT THE PLANT IN WHAT'S KNOWN AS THE DRILLING SOLUTIONS DIVISION. AND ALL 45 OF THEM WALKED INTO WORK THIS MORNING WITH THEIR HEADS HELD HIGH, KNOWING THEY WERE PART OF THIS SOLUTION. )) [RUNS:11]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:37:49 - 3:38:04]

((DALE WOLFER/ENGINEER: IT GIVES YOU A REALLY GOOD FEELING. YOU GET CAUGHT IN YOUR WORKADAY WORLD AND YOU WONDER IF IT MATTERS WHAT YOU DO. AND THIS IS REAL TANGIBLE PROOF THAT WE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE, ALONG WITH A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE. )) [RUNS:15]
It's not every day their equipment helps save nine lives.
But for these employees, it's a perk of the job they never expected.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke County.))


[11King-tree]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:04:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first memorials to an African-American ever placed in Virginia's Capitol Square will be removed later today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A 15-foot tall red oak that tree honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior is dead.
The tree was dedicated by King's widow, Coretta and then-Governor Jim Gilmore last year in a ceremony on the capitol grounds.
The tree did not survive the transplantation and will be cut down.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:24:54-10]
[IN Q=WHEN YOU PLANT ANY TREE OF THAT SIZE]

((RICH SLIWOSKI/DEPT. OF GENERAL SERVICES: WHEN YOU PLANT ANY TREE OF THAT SIZE YOU ALWAYS RUN THE RISK OF IT NOT HOLDING IN BECAUSE OF THE ROOT SYSTEM NOT DEVELOPING AS WELL AS IT SHOULD. AND BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT AND THE RATHER DRY WINTER WE HAD IT DIDN'T DEVELOP THE ROOT SYSTEM IT REALLY NEEDED.))
[SUPER=01-Rich Sliwoski/Dept. of General Services]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=THE ROOT SYSTEM IT REALLY NEEDED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


State officials plan to plant a new tree in the fall, when conditions may better support its survival.
(------------)



[11Warner-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner has approved the first series of recommendations from his anti-terrorism task force.
Among the recommendations-- criminal background checks for sensitive positions in state and local government, enacting quarantines in cases of bioterrorism attacks and improving the state's Emergency Alert System.
Warner said he would have to consult with Attorney General Jerry Kilgore on the legality of enacting some of the suggestions, such as the enforced quarantines.
More recommendations are expected by early fall.

[11Valley-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:48:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A long range look at a regional water system and water gushing forth from a reliable old source....
(--------------)
[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Crystal Spring is doing its part again for the first time in more than two years. With a new pumping station under construction- -to satisfy health department standards- -the city opened the flow of water from a temporary filtration system. Crystal Spring will provide about ONE million gallons of water a day. Even with Roanoke buying five million gallons of water a day from the county, the city still has to come up with about twice that to meet demand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:15]
[IN Q=]

((JESSE PERDUE/ROANOKE WATER DEPT. MGR.; WE'RE USING ABOUT 9.5 OR 10 OUT OF THE RESERVOIR, CARVINS COVE RESERVOIR. SO A MILLION WILL REDUCE THAT A MILLION GALLONS.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Perdue/Roanoke Water Dept. Mgr.; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=a million gallons.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Regional Commission announced yesterday it has hired the engineering firm of Black and Veatch (veech) to study long-term needs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:40]
[IN Q=]

((PAM KENEL/BLACK & VEATCH ENGINEER; THE NEXT STAGE WOULD BE A VERY DETAILED PLAN, TO LOOK AT EXPLICITLY WHERE THE FACILITIES WOULD BE LOCATED, WHAT ARE THE SIZE OF PIPES THAT WOULD CONNECT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Kenel/Black & Veatch Engineer; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=connect them.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

The initial study will take about six months and cost the Commission 100-thousand dollars.

[11Police-Accreditation]


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


The Roanoke City Police Department has earned a new round of national recognition.
The department has been re-accredited for the third time since 1994.
Accreditation is a voluntary process-
It requires the department to meet hundreds of professional standards. A delegation from the city picked up the award this weekend at a national conference in Cleveland.
Less than five percent of all law enforcement agencies are nationally accredited. Other police departments in our area that have earned the honor include: Lynchburg, Blacksburg, Roanoke County, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia State Police.

[11Stanley-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke artist has found a way to preserve history with the stroke of a brush. And, this weekend he'll share his work with the public. Teresa Hamilton reports-- some well know faces will be among those standing out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Tyler/Artist; :13]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Roanoke]
(((///sot///)
[sot 11:52:10]
[IN Q= I THINK]

((I THINK THEY'LL GET A KICK OUT OF THIS.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= OUT OF THIS.]

Tony Tyler is clearly at home here in his Roanoke studio... where for more than a month now he's been working to preserve local history.
(///sot////)
[sot 11:45:45]
[inq= no matter]

((NO MATTER WHAT THE MEDIUM IS YOU GET EXCITED ABOUT IT AND THEY SAID A BIG PROJECT I MEAN, I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO TURN THE AIRBRUSH OFF.)) [runs07]
[outq= turn the airbrush off.]

Tyler's job is to airbrush the faces of local and national figures who've made a difference in Roanoke-- from the 1930's 'til today.
(///sot////)
[sot 11:47:45 ish]
[in q= Reverend Rogers]

((REVEREND ROGERS WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PERSONS TO START RELIGION IN ROANOKE CITY AND WE ALSO HAVE LOUIS ARMSTRONG, EVERYONE KNOWS WHO HE IS... AND WE HAVE COACH MILLER WHO I HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS BUT EVERYONE CALLS HIM A GOOD GUY SO WE MADE SURE WE COULD SEE HIM UP THERE.)) [runs15]
[out q= up there.]

Other faces also make up the mural-- including former WDBJ weekend sports anchor Roy Stanley... who's joined by NEWS 7's Mike Stevens and a host of other faces ranging from Noel Taylor to Nelson Mandella.
(///sot///)
[sot 11:48:27]
[in q= Well I guess]

((WELL I GUESS YOU COULD SAY EVERYONE IS KIND OF FAMOUS YOU HAVE YOUR STARS AND ACTORS AND YOU HAVE YOUR POLITICAL PEOPLE AND YOUR COMMUNITY PEOPLE SO ME I WOULD CONSIDER THEM ALL BEING STARS FOR WHAT THEY ACTUALLY LAID DOWN FOR ROANOKE AT THAT TIME ALL THE WAY UP TO NOW. )) [runs12]
[out q= up to now.]


[TAKE STAND UP]
(///sot///)
[inq=]
[sot]

((THE PAINTINGS ARE LARGE-- EACH BLOCK IS EIGHT FEET TALL AND FOUR FEET WIDE.))
[runs=]

[out q10 ] This Saturday-- they'll be placed side by side for the public to see. They'll be the centerpiece at WTOY radio's fifth annual Stone Soul picnic at Washington Park. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[11Truck-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC13:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of a Botetourt County family are trying to figure out if they're targets of racism.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ]

Carl Shelton has parked his tractor trailer in this vacant lot just off Route 460 in Blue Ridge for several years now.
Over the weekend, he and his wife discovered that their rig had sustained thousands of dollars in vandalism. The Sheltons are convinced someone has a vendetta against them-- because several other tractor trailers were parked at the same location but were not touched. They also find it suspicious that the cab was vandalized but the culprit never damaged or broke into the back of the trailer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:33:02]
[IN Q=I belive they were ]

((VERLANDRA SHELTON/VANDALISM VICTIM; I BELIEVE THEY WERE EVEN HOPING HE WAS INSIDE THE TRUCK BECAUSE THEY PUT BIG INDENTATIONS ON THE TRUCK CAB NEAR HIS SLEEPER TO SEE IF HE WAS THERE AND WHO KNOW WHAT THEY WOULD'VE DONE IF THEY DONE THIS DAMAGE, THEY CAME PREPARED TO DO THIS MUCH DAMAGE, THEN THEY WERE PREPARED TO DO SOMETHING TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Verlandra Shelton/Vandalism Victim; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=something to him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Botetourt County sheriff's office is investigating-- A spokesperson says there've been problems reported in the past but NEVER anything to this degree. By way of disclosure, Verlandra Shelton is a W-D-B-J- 7 employee.
(------------)




[11Radio-Tower]


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


Two area radio stations are sharing space after a severe storm last week.
W-C-Q-V's tower at Smith Mountain Lake collapsed last Friday during the storm.
So, while the tower's being rebuilt, the radio station will share time with its sister-station W-W-W-R.
Beginning August First, 910 AM will broadcast its normal gospel format from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening, then switch to WCQV's adult standards format for the following 12 hours.