06:00-01

Hurricane

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# rolled from newspath
GRAPHIC=hurricane


Hurricane Bertha appears to be heading for the Carolina coast.
It's now some 380 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Scott Pelley is in Jacksonville, Florida with more.
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LIVE=liz/full
SUPER=01-Scott Pelley/Reporting;
SUPER=11-Jacksonville, FL;
(scott ad lib)
SUPER=11-Jacksonville, FL;



Rockslide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


In California, park rangers helped by dogs are digging through the rubble of a big rockslide at Yosemite National Park.
Officials say they believe at least one person is buried in the rubble.
Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries.


Wheeler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Wheeler


A Wythe County teenager may plead guilty to killing sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker- now that he may never face the death penalty, or even life in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


A circuit judge ruled for the second-- and final time that Christopher Shawn Wheeler may not be tried for anything higher than second degree murder.
That would mean a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Defense lawyers say that's a fair sentence given Wheeler's age and turbulent childhood.
But prosecutors are still considering whether to pursue other avenues.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 22:46:09

((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/ASST. WYTHE CO. PROSECUTOR: WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE JUDGE HAS ALREADY EXPRESSED HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO PERMIT US TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY ANYWAY, THEN IT MAY NOT HAVE THAT MUCH SIGNIFICANCE IN SENTENCING, MAYBE A COUPLE OF YEARS. I THINK SOMEONE SAID WE'RE ARGUING OVER A FEW YEARS. )) ((JONATHAN VENZIE/WHEELER'S LAWYER: THERE IS NO WAY TO MINIMIZE THE TRAGEDY OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE. CLIFF IS GONE FOREVER. THIS BOY'S ADULT LIFE IS ESSENTIALLY GONE AS WELL. ALL THAT CAN BE DONE IS TO TRY TO RESOLVE THIS CASE, AND NEITHER SIDE WINS HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Asst. Wythe Co. Prosecutor;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Wheeler's Lawyer;:17
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=side wins here.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./December 1994;


Wheeler allegedly shot Dicker in December of 1994, when the deputy tried to serve him with juvenile petitions.
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Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-33 -- showalter
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


An autopsy has failed to pinpoint what killed Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
A State police spokeswoman declined to say why the cause of death could not be determined.
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VO-NAT

photo of alicia
The 25-year-old woman vanished in March while traveling from Baltimore to Charlottesville to meet her mother.
SUPER=03-Lignum/File Tape;


Her car was abandoned on U-S 29 near Culpeper. Her body was found in May about 15 miles away.
Police believe she stopped for a man who convinced her that something was wrong with her car.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


Turning now to sports --
Carolina League baseball got back into swing last night.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=see you then


One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-7 Movie-Striptease
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Salem;
(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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SOT
IN Q=Fans of author...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Striptease"; :14
SUPER=24-Courtesy: Castle Rock Entertainment; :19
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B-"; 1:13
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=right audience difficult.

((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: Fans of author Carl Hiassen will recognize his eccentric characters and sleazy, glitzy Florida locales, but others may be perplexed.
Is "Striptease" a suspense film or a comedy?
The answer is both.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TC 19:44:09
IN Q=My ex husband...

((STRIPTEASE/CASTLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT: MY EX-HUSBAND IS A THIEF. THAT HARDLY QUALIFIES HIM TO RAISE A SEVEN YEAR OLD CHILD. NEITHER DOES BEING A MOTHER WITHOUT A JOB.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=mother without a job.


So, she finds a job and quite a job IT IS.
Demi Moore's highly touted strip act is only part of this story about a young woman who turns to stripping to get the money to appeal a judgement giving custody of her daughter to her ne'er-do-well ex husband.
When bodies turn up around the city, detective Armand Assante is called in.
Burt Reynolds plays a hilarious, lust-driven congressman with a weakness for strippers and his own share of dirty laundry.
Demi Moore made $12.5 million for her appearance in "Striptease". So, its hard to imagine her as just one of the girls.
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SOT TC 20:42:20
IN Q=I love you...

((I LOVE YOU GIRLS. I REALLY DO, BUT I CAN'T BE WORKING HERE WHEN I GO BACK TO COURT. OH YES, YOUR HONOR, I FOUND A NEW JOB. I'M WORKING AT THE EAGER BEAVER. HEY, THIS IS HONEST WORK. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=be ashamed of.


"Striptease" gets a "B-". It isn't a bad movie, but it doesn't work as well as it could. And its dual personality may make finding the right audience difficult.))
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LIVE=Larry/Full
(Toss to Beth)



Ashe-Statue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


A bronze image of Arthur Ashe finally sits among Confederate heroes in Richmond.
The Virginia native was the first black man to win Wimbledon-
He approved the statue before dying of AIDS in 1993.
But every moment since then has been fraught with controversy.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The symbols
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Ellen2; :17
SUPER=01-Johnnie Ashe/Arthur Ashe's Brother; :28
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :33
SUPER=07-Donna Jackson; 1:01
SUPER=01-Walter Ring/Protester; 1:11
SUPER=07-Jerry Williams; 1:16
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( The symbols of southern heritage have dogged this statue's path every step of the way to Richmond's Monument Avenue.
Nothing new for the face behind the white dropcloth.
nat sot boys choir
runs=:06


But on what would have been his 53rd birthday, the late tennis champion and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe got a mostly warm welcome from a city that once banned him from playing on its whites-only courts.
sot TAPE TWO 02:04:44

((JOHNNIE ASHE/BROTHER OF ARTHUR ASHE: ARTHUR ASHE IS A TRUE VIRGINIA HERO. HE BELONGS HERE.))
runs=:05



SOT TAPE TWO 02:28:26

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: IS IT BIG ENOUGH? IS IT WIDE ENOUGH? ARE THE CLOTHES RIGHT? WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? IT IS OF NO MOMENT WHEN A THING IS RIGHT THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT AND THIS IS RIGHT FOR ARTHUR ASHE TODAY.))
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nat sot tape three UNVEILING 02:42:29
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sot 02:53:31

((DONNA JACKSON: I GUESS I'M HERE BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A GREAT STEP FOR RICHMOND, AND INTO THE FUTURE, AND AWAY FROM RACISM. JUST ONLY A FOCUS ON OUR PAST AND OUR CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND STUFF.))
runs=:10



sot 02:55:52

((WALTER RING: WE DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO IT. WE JUST WANT IT REMOVED FROM THE SITE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO PROMOTE VANDALISM OR DESTRUCTION OF IT, BUT WE ARE PROTESTING AS YOU CAN SEE.))
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sot T 3 03:02:20

((JERRY WILLIAMS: I THINK RICHMONDERS -- I'M NOT FROM RICHMOND AGAIN. BUT I THINK PEOPLE WILL ACCEPT IT AND COME TO LOOK AT IT AND SAY "WOW, THAT'S A GREAT STATUE."))
runs=:06


So the jury's still out on the art -- but not on the grace and dignity of the man.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Johnson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meanwhile, efforts are underway in Lynchburg to honor the man who helped coach Arthur Ashe to greatness.
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VO-NAT


Dr. Walter Johnson died 25 years ago, but his Pierce Street home still stands today.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Next to it is the court where Dr. Johnson taught inner city black children the game of tennis during the days of segregation.
Arthur Ashe and fellow Wimbledon champion Althea Gibson were just two of Johnson's students.
City leaders say it's time Johnson's work was properly honored.
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SOT 1:53:36
IN Q=I think there

((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE CITY ALREADY ARE TALKING ABOUT AND INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE EFFORT BEING PUT FORTH IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE TO MAKE SOMETHING GRAND HAPPEN IN THAT AREA.))
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=in that area.
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VO-NAT


Plans call for rebuilding the tennis court and renovating the house.
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SOT 3:11:37
IN Q=We are so

((HEIDI JAMES/LYNCHBURG HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN THE CITY WHERE DR. JOHNSON LIVED AND TRAINED THESE WONDERFUL ATHLETES AND WE DEFINITELY THINK THAT THIS IS A LANDMARK FOR LYNCHBURG.))
SUPER=01-Heidi James/Lynchburg Historical Foundation; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=landmark for Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT


A committee is being formed to raise money for the renovations.
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Olympians


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=NONE


They're fast, they pack a powerful serve, and they're heading to the Olympics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


But Virginia Dillon and Donny Smawley are NOT tennis players... they work for the Rocky Mount McDonald's.
They're two of thirty McDonald's employees in the Commonwealth that will work for the fast food chain in Atlanta during the games.
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SOT 14:06:37
IN Q=To be one

((LARRY MCCARTY/MCDONALD'S OF ROCKY MOUNT: TO BE ONE OF THE STORES CHOSEN, TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OLYMPICS IS OUTSTANDING. THE CREW IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE 2 INDIVIDUALS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. AND JUST BEING PART OF FRANKLIN COUNTY AND BEING ABLE TO SEND SOMEONE TO HOT ATLANTA IS JUST INCREDIBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Larry McCarty/McDonald's of Rocky Mount;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=incredible
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VO-NAT


The trip to the Olympics certainly won't be all work for Dillon and Smawley.
When they're not serving up burgers, the duo has access to ANY Olympic event.
They'll also being staying in the Olympic Village with the athletes.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


The search for the site of a major league baseball stadium in northern Virginia appears back on track.
The Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority should have three or four choice sites to consider by September.
That would be a vast improvement from last month -- when a list of at least 13 possible locations dwindled to zero.
The authority agreed yesterday to accept nominations through July 22nd for sites that meet the basic criteria for a major league park.
Turning now to action at the MINOR league ballparks --
SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=93-Lynchburg/==5/Salem/==1;


Lynchburg beat Salem five to one last night,
SUPER=105-Danville/==2/Martinsville/==1;

while in the Appalachian League, Danville slipped past Martinsville two to one.

2HEADLINES


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NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Thousands of people are putting an early end to summer vacations at beach resorts from Florida to Virginia as Hurricane Bertha roars in from the Atlantic.
Forecasters say Bertha will most likely hit land early tomorrow in southern North Carolina.
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VO-NAT


An autopsy fails to determine how Alicia Showalter Reynolds died.
The young woman was found dead in Culpeper several weeks after she disappeared while traveling from Baltimore to Charlottesville.
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VO-NAT


And Tennessee police reportedly have made arrests in the killing of a German tourist in Florida.
Two suspects were taken into custody in Gatlinburg.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And that's what's making news on this Thursday July 11th.
ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot


(beth ad lib)

BERTHA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=hurricane


Hurricane Bertha appears to be on a collision coarse this morning with the Carolina coast.
The storm is now some 380 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Nearly one million coastal residents and tourists have been ordered to move inland.
The National Weather Service predicts Bertha will most likely make landfall on the SOUTHEAST North Carolina coast early Friday.
Scott Pelley is in Jacksonville, Florida with the latest.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Scott Pelley/Reporting;
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hurricane


That was Scott Pelly reporting from Jacksonville, Florida.
Beth will have more on Hurricane Bertha later in the newscast.

Yosemite


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


Officials at Yosemite National Park in California believe at least one person is buried in a big rockslide.
Park rangers helped by dogs are digging through the rubble.
Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries.


Chris-Wheeler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Wheeler


Attornies for a Wythe County teenager accused of killing a sheriff's deputy say their client is ready to plead guilty, now that he may never face the death penalty or even life in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


A circuit judge ruled for the second-- and final time that Christopher Shawn Wheeler may not be tried for anything higher than second degree murder.
That would mean a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Defense lawyers say that's a fair sentence given Wheeler's age and turbulent childhood.
But prosecutors are still considering whether to pursue other avenues.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 22:46:09

((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/ASST. WYTHE CO. PROSECUTOR: WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE JUDGE HAS ALREADY EXPRESSED HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO PERMIT US TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY ANYWAY, THEN IT MAY NOT HAVE THAT MUCH SIGNIFICANCE IN SENTENCING, MAYBE A COUPLE OF YEARS. I THINK SOMEONE SAID WE'RE ARGUING OVER A FEW YEARS. )) ((JONATHAN VENZIE/WHEELER'S LAWYER: THERE IS NO WAY TO MINIMIZE THE TRAGEDY OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE. CLIFF IS GONE FOREVER. THIS BOY'S ADULT LIFE IS ESSENTIALLY GONE AS WELL. ALL THAT CAN BE DONE IS TO TRY TO RESOLVE THIS CASE, AND NEITHER SIDE WINS HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Asst. Wythe Co. Prosecutor;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Wheeler's Lawyer;:17
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=side wins here.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./December 1994;


Wheeler allegedly shot Cliff Dicker in December of 1994, when the deputy tried to serve him with juvenile petitions.
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Autopsy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-33 -- showalter
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Still no word on how Alicia Showalter Reynolds died.
A State police spokeswoman declined to say why an autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death.
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VO-NAT

photo of alicia
The 25-year-old woman vanished in March while traveling from Baltimore to Charlottesville to meet her mother.
SUPER=03-Lignum/File Tape;


Her car was abandoned on U-S 29 near Culpeper. Her body was found in May about 15 miles away.
Police believe she stopped for a man who convinced her that something was wrong with her car.
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German-Tourist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Two suspects reportedly are under arrest in the murder of a German tourist in Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Myers, FL;


A Fort Myers newspaper says two men are being held for questioning in Gatlinburg Tennesse after police recovered the silver Mercedes the victim had been driving.
The paper says police also recovered a gun.
The bullet-riddled body of the 50-year-old German lawyer was found near Fort Myers Tuesday.
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Duke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Former Ku-Klux Klan leader David Duke is running for the U-S Senate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;


He entered the race yesterday- joining six other candidates from Louisiana.
The Republican denied being a racist, but said he would fight for the White, Christian heritage of the nation.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton today is expected to unveil a five BILLION-dollar plan to patch up decaying schools across the country.
An Education Department official says under the plan the feds and local school districts would split the cost of fixing up old schools or building new ones.


Zoo-Camp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#596-21
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


They say a classroom can be a zoo sometimes --
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's certainly the case for these youngsters.
They're taking part in the keeper-for-a-week camp at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo.
And, they're literally following in the footsteps of zoo keepers.
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SOT 12.07.00 - 12.07.09
IN Q=We clean out

((AUDREY KELLY/KID ZOO KEEPER; WE CLEAN OUT STALLS FOR THE LLAMAS AND WE FIX THEIR DIETS AND FOODS.))
SUPER=01-Audrey Kelly/Kid Zoo Keeper;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=diets and foods
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VO-NAT


The youngsters also learn about relating to the animals.
They're taught to recognize the animals' various personalities and to respect their privacy.
The camp is in its second year.
It's open to youngsters ages nine to 11.
Three sessions are held every summer.
We're told all the spaces for this year are already filled.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


In sports, Steve Mason checks in on the trial of Michael Irvin, plus highlights of Dream Team basketball.
Good morning Steve.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning
RUNS=2:02
OUT Q=see you then


Hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#edit of 96-45
GRAPHIC=Wheeler


A Wythe County teenager may plead guilty to killing sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker- now that he may never face the death penalty, or even life in prison.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


A circuit judge ruled for the second-- and final time that Christopher Shawn Wheeler may not be tried for anything higher than second degree murder.
That would mean a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Defense lawyers say that's a fair sentence given Wheeler's age and turbulent childhood.
But prosecutors are still considering whether to pursue other avenues.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./December, 1994;


Wheeler allegedly shot Dicker in December of 1994, when the deputy tried to serve him with juvenile petitions.
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Henry-Ambulance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=NONE


Henry County rescue squads are about to get some much needed help, but its residents who will be footing the bill.
During a six- month trial, a commercial ambulance service will provide back-up for the county.
Kimberly McBroom explains.
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SOT
IN Q=After dialing 9-1-1
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Benny Summerlin/Henry Co. Public Safety Dir.; :46
SUPER=01-Ronnie Stone/Stone Ambulance Service; 1:09
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:23
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County


(( After dialing 9-1-1, Henry county residents usually expect to see these vehicles coming to their aid.
But with nearly eight- thousand rescue calls a year, volunteer squad members are stretched to the limit.
There've been delays in response time.
Last April, there was even an incident when rescue failed to respond at all.
But more help is on the way.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:44:30

((RONNIE STONE/STONE AMBULANCE SERVICE: OUR PEOPLE ARE TRAINED. OUR VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED, AND WE STAND READY TO SERVE THEM. ))
RUNS=:05


Starting Monday, Stone Ambulance Service will answer any call the county does not respond to within five minutes.
County officials say the back- up plan is no reflection on the volunteer squad members.
They say the patient is the number one priority-- and so far, residents have been understanding.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:22:05

((BENNY SUMMERLIN/HENRY CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: FOR THE MOST PART, RESPONSE HAS BEEN POSITIVE. PEOPLE REALIZE IF THE VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD IS NOT AVAILABLE, THEY MAY BE TIED UP ON ANOTHER EMERGENCY CALL. THEN IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE SOMEBODY TO RESPOND. ))
RUNS=:10


But how much will residents have to pay for the extra assistance?
Costs range from 175- dollars, plus mileage for basic emergency care, to 300- dollars for advanced life support.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:44:37

((STONE: WE HOPE THAT BY DOING A GOOD JOB AND LETTING THE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND CITY RESIDENTS KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM, THEY WON'T BE AS APPREHENSIVE IN CALLING THE COUNTY DISPATCH. ))
RUNS=:13
(/////SOT/////)
SOT last one, please

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: STONE SAYS THE BACK- UP PLAN DOES NOT MEAN TO COUNTY INTEND TO PRIVATIZE RESCUE SERVICES IN THE FUTURE. HE SAYS IT'S JUST ANOTHER WAY TO GET PEOPLE THE HELP THEY NEED, WHEN THEY NEED IT. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY. ))
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OUT Q=NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY

))

Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-53 (this is the six-pm version of henry-jail)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meantime, the Henry County Sheriff's department has proof that good things come to those who wait.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


The County found itself in the national spotlight earlier this year when U-S News and World Report ran an article detailing the department's struggle with drug dealers and other crime in the Sandy Level community.
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has since extended a helping hand.
Thanks to a two year grant, the Henry County Sheriff's department has been able to hire two additional drug investigators.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's hard

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IT'S HARD TO PLACE A VALUE ON IT BECAUSE WE'VE NEEDED THESE BODIES FOR MANY YEARS. WE FEEL NOW THAT WE'RE MORE FLEXIBLE, WE CAN WORK IN MORE PARTS OF THE COUNTY, AND STILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF SANDY LEVEL. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of Sandy Level.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Henry County now has five full time drug investigators.
The new hires came on board July first.

Lexington-Carriage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Lexington, a tradition is up for sale.
The owner of the Carriage Company is looking for a buyer to take the reins.
Ron Jones reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The slow clomping sounds
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Hatcher/Lexington Carriage Co. Owner; :30
SUPER=01-Jennifer Dallabeccaha/Lexington Visitors Center; :54
SUPER=01-Kent McMichael/Potential Buyer; 1:05
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:15
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.



SOT 10:45:51 (Opening shot)

NAT SOUND
((The slow clomping sounds of a horse-drawn carriage is somewhat muffled by an occasional passing-- horseless carriage.
It's a pleasant reminder of the smogless age of the 1800's.
The Lexington Carriage Company owners resurrected this tradition in 1985.
It caters to ten-thousand tourist a year.
But the owner wants to sell-- and hopes someone else can take the reins.
SOT 10:25:36

((BOB HATCHER/LEXINGTON CARRIAGE CO. OWNER: I'M GETTING OLD, MY HEALTH HAS BEEN PRETTY BAD LATELY. AND THIS IS HARD WORK. GETTING THE HORSES PREPARED EVERY MORNING AND SADDLING THEM UP AND BRINGING THEM OUT AND HAULING OVER TEN-THOUSAND VISITORS A YEAR.))
SOT 11:32:34

NAT SOUND ((AND IF YOU NOTICED THAT DOORWAY THERE, THE WALLS ARE ACTUALLY THAT THICK.))
Town officials say the horses are important to the economy.
SOT 10:32:20

((JENNIFER DALLABECCAHA/VISITORS CENTER: DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON IS A VERY UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT ANYWAY BECAUSE IT'S SO WELL PRESERVED. AND IT KIND OF ADDS TO THAT WHOLE AMBIENCE AND ATMOSPHERE OF THE DOWNTOWN. I THINK IT'S A VERY SPECIAL THING PEOPLE REMEMBER ABOUT DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON WHEN THEY COME HERE.))
But never fear-- a potential buyer is here.
SOT 10:27:16

((KENT McMICHAEL/POTENTIAL BUYER: IT'S A SERVICE THAT'S NEEDED ION LEXINGTON AND I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT KEEPING THE CARRIAGE COMPANY IN LEXINGTON BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE TOURIST TRADE THAT'S HERE.))
SOT 11:27:18

SUGGESTED CLOSING SHOT
McMichael hopes his loan goes through so that he can take this historic treasure from the 1800's-- into the year 2000.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


The search for the site of a major league baseball stadium in northern Virginia appears back on track.
The Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority should have three or four choice sites to consider by September.
That would be a vast improvement from last month -- when a list of at least 13 possible locations dwindled to zero.
The authority agreed yesterday to accept nominations through July 22nd for sites that meet the basic criteria for a major league park.
Turning now to action at the MINOR league ballparks --
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Lynchburg beat Salem five to one last night,
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while in the Appalachian League, Danville slipped past Martinsville two to one.