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Coming up on News 7 Mornin',
Traces of a chemical residue consistent with a bomb have been found on a piece of T-W-A Flight 800,
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and President Clinton is set to declare nicotine an addictive drug, which may mean heavy regulation of tobacco.
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Stick around -- News 7 Mornin' is next.

TWA


ANCHOR=melanie
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WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


Traces of a chemical residue that could be from an explosive have been found on a piece of T-W-A Flight 800.
A source involved in the investigation confirms to C-B-S News that the chemical is consistent with a bomb or a missile.
But a senior law enforcement says that all three theories -- bomb, missile and mechanical failure -- are still being considered.
Vince DeMentri has more.
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SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Vice Chairman, NTSB; :25
SUPER=01-James Fox/Former FBI Agent; 1:21
SUPER=01-Vince DeMentri/Reporting; 1:31
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Investigators confirm to CBS News that FBI chemists have found traces of the plastic explosive chemical PETN on a piece of wreckage from the middle of TWA flight 800's passenger cabin. The chemicals are consistent with those commonly used in many bombs and surface to air missiles, making it difficult to know which type of device was involved. CBS News has also learned that investigators have not ruled other scenarios, including the possibility that a mechanical failure caused the explosion. 230 people died when the 747 blew up shortly after take-off last month.))

Military-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash military


Searches for pilots who went down in two separate military plane crashes yesterday have been called off -- one indefinitely.
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4:11:30
Officials say they don't think the pilot of a Marine jet that crashed off the Maryland coast survived.
The Coast Guard says it found a life vest, personal pictures and pieces of debris.
The F-A-18 Hornet was based at Andrews Air Force Base and was on a training mission when it crashed.
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The other plane, belonging to the National Guard, went down in a marsh on Maryland's Eastern Shore on a maintenance test flight.
Officials plan to resume the search for that pilot this morning.

2-clinton-tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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President Clinton is set to approve a major change in tobacco policy aimed at reducing teen smoking.
In an announcement this afternoon, he's expected to declare
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nicotine an addictive drug, paving the way for regulation of tobacco by the Food and Drug Administration.
The new regulations are aimed at curbing teen smoking.
But the President's decision is not sitting well with tobacco state Democrats.
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(( GOVERNOR JAMES HUNT/D-NC: THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BRINGING ABOUT THE PROHIBITION OF TOBACCO DOWN THE ROAD HE'S MADE A REAL MISTAKE HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Gov. James Hunt/(D) North Carolina;
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Hunt is considering filing a lawsuit.
The new rules are expected to include bans on vending machines, teen-friendly advertising logos such as Joe Camel, and brand-name sponsorship of sporting events.

Chase


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=NONE


What started out as a routine stop for speeding turned into a high speed chase last night.
But the Roanoke County Police weren't chasing the suspect they intended.
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Police say the speeding car got away after Tina Justus of Bassett in this Mercury Sable would not get out of the officers' way.
When police attempted to pull the Sable over, Justus refused and drove off reaching speeds up to 90 miles per hour on 5-81 and Interstate 81.
City and State Police joined the chase and forced her to stop.
Neither she nor her passenger were injured.
Police say Justus ran because she was allegedly driving a stolen car.
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Justus is now facing a variety of charges, inlcuding attempting to elude police, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana.

Toyota-Recall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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Toyota is reportedly recalling nine-thousand late-model Tacoma pickups.
"The Dallas Morning News" reports the company is announcing the voluntary recall to check out a potential structural flaw which the company says is unlikely to cause problems under normal driving conditions.
The only vehicles affected by the re-call are two-wheeled drive 1995-1996 models.

Bottoms-Wade


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Bottoms


Sharon Bottoms says her battle to gain custody of her son may not be over just yet.
Bottoms and her lesbian partners spoke out today about their legal defeats.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((IT'S CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT. YOU KNOW, IT'S WRONG.))
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Sharon Bottoms gave up her custody battle last week in hopes of visitation with her son Tyler -- in her own home for the first time in three years, with Wade as part of the family.
Henrico Circuit Judge Buford Parsons said home was okay, Wade was NOT.
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((SHARON BOTTOMS: HE ASKED ME ONE DAY ABOUT ME AND APRIL AND I SAID WE WERE MARRIED...IT'S OKAY TO LOVE SOMEBODY SOMEBODY ELSE DOESN'T LOVE.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union says the case did slightly advance civil rights for gay and lesbian parents in Virginia.
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THE BOTTOMS CASE FORCED THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT INTO A DIFFICULT CORNER. THEY EITHER HAD TO ADHERE TO AN OLD DECISION THAT ALL GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY UNFIT. IN WHICH CASE, DEFINITELY THAT CASE COULD HAVE GONE TO THE SUPREME COURT AND THEY COULD HAVE LOST IT. OR THEY HAD TO SAY "NO WE NEVER MEANT TO SAY THAT ALL GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS ARE UNFIT. AND BY TAKING THE LATTER DECISION, WHAT THEY DID WAS LEAVE IT SO THAT JUDGES IN VIRGINIA ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO FIND GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS UNFIT.))
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Look for more of Sharon's side of the story in a made-for-TV movie due out soon.
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((APRIL WADE: WHAT THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO DO IS SHOW PEOPLE THAT WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS.))
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Sharon's mother Kay has the child and may get the last laugh.
Her attorney says she's considering suing Sharon for child support.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

L'burg-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-69
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Lynchburg sheriff Lawrence Simpson says an attempted jail break over the weekend was doomed from the start.
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Early Sunday morning, inmates used a metal bunk to smash a window in the rear of the jail.
But iron bars in the window sill kept any prisoners from getting out.
Guards discovered the damage during a routine cell check.
Simpson says about twenty inmates were involved in the escape attempt.
They were being held in a dormitory- like cell due to overcrowded conditions in the main building.
Three prisoners have escaped from the jail in the last two years.
All were re- captured within a day.
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Boucher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
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GRAPHIC=business news


The Pulaski County area has ben having a good few weeks.
Wednesday Jefferson Mills announced an expansion.
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Last week the future site of the New River Industrial Park received a half- million- dollar grant to install water and sewer lines.
Yesterday Congressman Rick Boucher announced that after two years of work, he has helped that same industrial park win a TWO- MILLION- dollar grant to build a small business incubator.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-9TH DISTRICT: THE CREATION OF THIS INCUBATOR WILL BE A GENUINE IMPETUS TO THE FORMATION OF NEW BUSINESSES IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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Incubators provide space and shared services with flexible leases below market rates.
This one will be called the New River Valley Competitiveness Center.
Construction begins next spring.
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Cherokee-Flats


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=great escapes


One of the best "Great Escapes" for stock trout fishing in the state during the summer months is right here in Southwest Virginia.
Cherokee Flats in Giles County is just over an hour's drive from Roanoke... and is equipped with special features for the physically disabled.
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((Big Stony Creek is known for its fishing year round.
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((JESSE OVERCASH/WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST: THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES STOCKS THIS STREAM AS MUCH AS ANY OTHER STREAM AROUND HERE. IT HOLDS TROUT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SUMMER IS THE SLOW TIME FOR STOCK FISHING. ))
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((BETH MYER: THE TRAIL LEADING TO BIG STONY CREEK IS PAVED FOR WHEELCHAIRS. THIS IS ONE OF TWO BRIDGES BUILT MAKING CROSSING THE ROCKS AND WATER POSSIBLE.))
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Special structures carefully built in and along the stream provide a unique fishing experience for the physically disabled.
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((DEAN BORK/VA TECH PROFESSOR: THE RAILING IS MADE LOW SO THAT YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REACH OVER THE TOP WITHOUT GETTING OBSTRUCTION AND THE CORNERS ARE OPEN SO YOU CAN BRING YOUR LINE THROUGH THE STRUCTURE AND RETRIEVE A FISH.))
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There's even a place where wheelchairs can go out into the stream. Virginia Tech Graduate Students designed and built these structures. The project provided a significant challenge.
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((HOWARD BOGGES/FORMER GRADUATE STUDENT: WE NEED TO PROVIDE A GOOD SOLID SURFACE FOR WHEEL CHAIRS, WALKERS AND CANES... TRYING TO BE AS UNOBTRUSIVE AS WE CAN. ))
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The trail leading to the stream becomes less and less developed as it goes along. The first 400 yards is paved, then it becomes gravel, and eventually it turns into a natural surface. This enables the disabled to have as primitive an experience as they can manage.))
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2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Traces of a chemical residue described as "consistent with a bomb or missile" have been detected on a piece of T-W-A Flight 800.
Still investigators say they're unwilling to rule out mechanical failure in the 7-47 crash.
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President Clinton's endorsement of a crackdown on Tobacco is expected today.
The move aims to regulate tobacco sales and advertising to curb teen smoking.
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian was taken into custody last night when he became disorderly at the hospital after dropping off the body of man.
Just eight hours earlier he delivered the body of a woman.
He claims both suffered from Multiple Sclerosis.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday, August 23rd.
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UPDATE-TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


Investigators confirm to C-B-S News that F-B-I chemists have found traces of the plastic explosive chemical P-E-T-N on a piece of wreckage from the middle of T-W-A flight 8-hundred's passenger cabin.
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The chemicals are consistent with those commonly used in many bombs and surface to air missiles making it difficult to know which type of device was involved.
The area where the chemical was found, between rows 17 and 28, has been the focus of the investigation in recent days.
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SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Vice Chairman, NTSB;
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Still, investigators have not ruled out other scenarios including the possibility that a mechanical failure caused the explosion.
230-people died when the 7-47 blew up shortly after take-off last month.
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clinton-tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Tobacco under fire


The White House is set to announce a major policy shift toward tobacco today in hopes of reducing the number of teens who smoke.
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FROM NET A
President Clinton is expected to declare nicotine an addictive drug. That will allow the F-D-A to regulate the sale and advertising of cigarettes.
That decision has brought criticism from tobacco state democrats.
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(( GOVERNOR JAMES HUNT/D-NC: THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BRINGING ABOUT THE PROHIBITION OF TOBACCO DOWN THE ROAD HE'S MADE A REAL MISTAKE HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Gov. James Hunt/(D) North Carolina;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Tobacco under fire


The rules are expected to include bans on vending machines, teen-friendly advertising logos such as Joe Camel, and brand-name sponsorship of sporting events.
Legal challenges to the crackdown are already in the works from cigarette makers and advertisers.

Tobacco-React


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-62)
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Today may be a turning point for Virginia's tobacco industry.
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SUPER=@file


Anti-smoking advocates say the FDA regulations are long overdue.
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((DR. BILL MOSKOWITZ/VCU PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST: THERE'S BEEN A 30- PERCENT INCREASE IN TEEN SMOKING IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. THAT'S DESPITE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT'S OUT THERE. BECAUSE OF THAT, AND KNOWING THAT THREE- THOUSAND KIDS, TEENAGERS, BECOME ADDICTED EACH DAY, THIS IS AN EPIDEMIC. THIS IS A MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEM. AND THAT'S WHAT THIS LAW IS ALL ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Moskowitz/VCU Pediatric Cardiologist;
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Health advocates admit the regulations would have a dollar impact on tobacco- related jobs.
The farmer gets only three cents of every dollar spent on tobacco products.
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KEVORKIAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=kevorkian


More legal wrangling for doctor Jack Kevorkian.
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SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;

4:04:16
Michigan police detained Kevorkian last night at a hospital where he dropped off his 38-th assisted suicide patient, a New York man who suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Police say Kevorkian became loud and abrasive to officers on the scene.. but he was not charged.
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SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
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It was Kevorkian's second trip to the hospital yesterday.
Earlier, he brought the body of a Missouri woman, also an m-s sufferer.
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2-UPDATE-TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


A strong clue this morning that could solve the mystery of T-W-A flight 800.
Investigators tell C-B-S News that F-B-I chemists have found traces of the plastic explosive chemical P-E-T-N on a piece of wreckage from the middle of 7-47's passenger cabin.
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The chemicals are consistent with those commonly used in many bombs and surface to air missiles making it difficult to know which type of device was involved.
The area where the chemical was found, between rows 17 and 28, has been the focus of the investigation in recent days.
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SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Vice Chairman, NTSB;
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OUT Q=OUT OF THE TANKS.
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Still, investigators say they are unwilling to rule out mechanical failure in the T-W-A tragedy.
230-people died in the crash.
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2-Military-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash military


Searches for pilots who went down in two separate military plane crashes yesterday have been called off -- one indefinitely.
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SUPER=04-U.S. Coast Guard Video;

4:11:30
Officials say they don't think the pilot of a Marine jet that crashed off the Maryland coast survived.
The Coast Guard says it found a life vest, personal pictures and pieces of debris.
The F-A-18 Hornet was based at Andrews Air Force Base and was on a training mission when it crashed.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The other plane, belonging to the National Guard, went down in a marsh on Maryland's Eastern Shore on a maintenance test flight.
Officials plan to resume the search for that pilot this morning.

Farmers


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


President Clinton's crackdown on Tobacco is expected later today.
And Southside tobacco farmers are NOT embracing the proposed F-D-A regulations.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


There are about five-thousand tobacco farmers in Southside.
Many view the proposed regulations as a way to put local farmers out of business.
Tobacco accounts for about 21-percent of Virginia's crop income and eight-percent of the state's total agricultural income.
Clarence Bryant is Chairman of the group "Concerned Friends for Tobacco".
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((CLARENCE BRYANT/"CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO": WE ARE GROWING A PRODUCT THAT IS A LEGAL PRODUCT, IT'S BEEN SO EVER SINCE THIS COUNTRY WAS DEVELOPED, AND SUDDENLY, YOU HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION THAT WANTS TO REGULATE IT AND DEEM US AS SOMEONE WHO IS EVIL IN OUR INDUSTRY, AND OUR INDUSTRY IS EVIL, IT SHOULD COME TO BACK TO, IT'S A PERSONAL CHOICE. A PERSON CAN USE IT AND NOT USE IT. ))
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Bryant believes the proposed regulations are politically motivated and nothing more than a move toward the prohibition of tobacco.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Toronto Blue Jays nipped the Chicago White Sox 1-to-0 in a game that was called in the seventh inning because of rain.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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