[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting off this Monday with some patchy fog...we'll see partly cloudy skies for most of the day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-L'burg-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An 8 year old boy from Lynchburg drowned in a swimming pool over the holiday weekend. It happened around 3-thirty Saturday afternoon at the Miller Home of Lynchburg for Girls. Johnathan William Lyons died after failed attempts to revive him by church staff and firefighters. A group from the New Dearington Baptist Church had rented the pool for the afternoon. The lifeguard who was supposed to have been on duty did NOT shown up.
A pastor who directs youth activities was beside the pool, but did NOT see Lyons enter the pool area.

[7-11Lake-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC-2:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=4th July]



[ENG#=1]


Recreation on water is always dangerous, and with thousands of people at Smith Mountain Lake for the Fourth of July -- game wardens were busy. Jennifer Wishon has more on how they're keeping the water safe.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :34]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Karl Martin/Virginia Game Warden; :49]
[SUPER=01-Bob Lasota/Boater; 1:00 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Roy Kidd/Boater; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Smith Mountain Lake]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=4th o' July]




[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Highs will be soaring to near 90 this afternoon, and that could touch off a few scattered thunderstorms.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up after the news.

[55-11Parkway-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC-16:48]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]



[ENG#=1]



An accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway sent one person to the hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The wreck happened shortly before 6 o'clock yesterday evening, at mile marker-103 near Route 460. Parkway officials say this car ran off the road, went over an embankment, hit a tree, and turned over. The driver was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.
(------------)


[55-3-11Music-Americans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC-27:00]
[GRAPHIC=4th July]



[ENG#=2]



Music AND fireworks filled the air in Roanoke last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=nat sound]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The annual Music for Americans celebration kicked off once again. Festival goers were treated to the sounds of Motown, and a performace by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. After the music, the skies lit up with the annual fireworks display.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=nat sound]
(------------)



[Fade out]

[55-11Poplar-Forest]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC-2:03:51]
[GRAPHIC=4TH JULY]



[ENG#=3]


What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than at one of the homes of the man who wrote the Declaration of Independance -- Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Jefferson-era interpreters were on hand to sign up children for the Revolutionary War. Meanwhile a "physick" showed visitors how teeth were pulled and explained that "bleeding" was a cure- all for fevers.

Archeologists were also on hand to explain the on- going projects they have going on at the former president's summer home. Two- thousand visitors were expected to spend the day at Poplar Forest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:12:42]
[IN Q=Jefferson started coming]
[SUPER=01-Karin Shervin/Poplar Forest Marketing Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=writing the Declaration of Independence]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Thomas Jefferson helped draft the Declaration of Independence when he was in his early 30s. Sherbins says Jefferson was a private person, but felt called to serve the public and help carry out the document he helped craft.
(------------)



[55-6Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC-8:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=4]


A controversial plan to develop Explore Park appears to be moving forward.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

Roanoke County's board of supervisors recently approved a proposal to lift a conservation overlay that puts strict limits on any construction or activities involving private business at the Park. That means the county can now seriously consider its plan to build a new amphitheater and R-V campground at the Park.
Many residents, however, oppose the plan because of concerns over increased traffic and buffer zones.
(------------)


[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Patchy fog will give way to partly cloudy skies today.
But don't rule out a passing thunderstorm.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your holiday Monday forecast, coming up.





[8-L'burg-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An 8 year old boy from Lynchburg drowned in a swimming pool over the holiday weekend. It happened around 3-thirty Saturday afternoon at the Miller Home of Lynchburg for Girls. Johnathan William Lyons died after failed attempts to revive him by church staff and firefighters. A group from the New Dearington Baptist Church had rented the pool for the afternoon. The lifeguard who was supposed to have been on duty did NOT show up.
A pastor who directs youth activities was beside the pool, but did NOT see Lyons enter the pool area.

[8-VOBHomeownership]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=1]



A gated community that promises distinctive architecture, lush landscaping and a no-maintenance lifestyle might seem more at home in the suburbs, but The Coach Homes of Southwood are located within the city limits.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Priced in the neighborhood of 400- thousand dollars, the homes are selling. Officials would like to see more developments like this one... upscale neighborhoods that bolster the tax base, and the city's economic development efforts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think for a long time]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK FOR A LONG TIME, DEVELOPERS DIDN'T REALLY LOOK AT THE CITY AS A PLACE TO BUILD NEW AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSING CHOICES, AND YET WE FIND AS A CITY AS WE TALK WITH PEOPLE LOOKING TO RELOCATE THAT THEY REALLY ARE INTERESTED IN LIVING IN A CITY BUT SOMETIMES WE HAVEN'T HAD THE CHOICES TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burchan/Roanoke City Manager;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the choices to make available to them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Burcham believes that is changing, and says the success of new developments like The Coach Homes of Southwood will only encourage more people to consider a Roanoke address.
(------------)



[8-11Poplar-Forest]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC-2:03:51]
[GRAPHIC=4TH JULY]



[ENG#=2]


Poplar Forest, the summer home of the man who wrote America's Declaration of Independance, was a popular place to be this Fourth of July.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Jefferson-era interpreters were on hand to sign up children for the Revolutionary War. Meanwhile a "physick" showed visitors how teeth were pulled and explained that "bleeding" was a cure- all for fevers.

Archeologists were also on hand to explain the on- going projects at the former president's summer home. Two- thousand visitors were expected to spend the day at Poplar Forest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:12:42]
[IN Q=Jefferson started coming]
[SUPER=01-Karin Shervin/Poplar Forest Marketing Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=writing the Declaration of Independence]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Thomas Jefferson helped draft the Declaration of Independence when he was in his early 30s. Sherbins says Jefferson was a private person, but felt called to serve the public and help carry out the document he helped craft.
(------------)