06:00-01

P-baylor

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


Several Virginia Tech football players had their day in court yesterday.
Abduction charges against Bradley Baylor were dropped.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The Tech athlete was accused last July of forcing Todd Pringle to drink shots of bourbon or face a beating.
Pringle was found lying unconscious on a sidewalk with a blood alcohol content FOUR times the legal limit.
Baylor denied he forced Pringle to drink, saying Pringle was already drunk when he wandered into his house.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I think

(( ))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=was appropriate.

quick out!
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Judge Ray Grubbs ruled the state did NOT present enough evidence to support the abduction charge.

P-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=VA TECH


Some of Baylor's teammates were also in court yesterday--
One, accused of taking part in a fight that injured two members of the track team, will serve two days in jail.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


One count of assault and battery against Sean Sullivan was dismissed yesterday.
But Judge Grubbs sentenced Sullivan to time behind bars for the other count-- involving Jonathon Nelson.
The Tech student was injured in a fight last August outside Squires Student Center.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=At that

((JONATHON NELSON/VICTIM:AT THAT POINT I WAS GETTING PUSHED DOWN THROUGH THE CROWD AND OTHERS MADE BLOWS AND THEN ANOTHER CAME FROM MR. SULLIVAN. TWICE. PHIL KEITH/PROSECUTOR: HE HIT YOU TWICE. JONATHON NELSON/VICTIM:YES. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathon Nelson/Victim; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=that's correct.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Nathaniel Williams, a third Virginia Tech football player faced judge Grubbs yesterday-- in connection with the same incident.
The charges against WIlliams were dropped.
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MONTGOMERY-WARD


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Historic Montgomery Ward, drowning in red ink, has filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy.
Montgomery Ward is 125- years- old, has 400 stores nationwide in 43 states and employs more than 60-thousand people.
Sarah Lucero has more on the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

5:02 (approximately)
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;
SUPER=01-Thomas Corfman/Crain's Chicago Business;
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.


mars


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


NASA scientists today are expected to release the results of some soil samples taken from Mars by the mechanical explorer, Sojourner.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NASA;


Sojourner began analyzing the samples yesterday.
NASA has also been studying photos taken of the red planet and it has learned that the biggest flood in the history of solar system apparently rolled across Mars billions of years ago.
What caused it and where the water went remain a mystery.
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CAMPAIGN-FINANCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign spending


The most extensive investigation ever conducted into the financing of a presidential campaign takes center stage this morning on Capitol Hill.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will open its hearings into campaign fund raising, in particular on how the Democrats raised money during the last election.
There'll be questions about overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House, and the possible role of foreign money in the U-S presidential race.
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E-Hager


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Hager


Virginia was the first state to elect a black governor and now it's pioneering a campaign first within the state.
Republican John Hager is running for lieutenant governor in a wheelchair.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It looks a
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=03-Norfolk/June 11; :32
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :54
SUPER=@Hager; 1:04
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:33
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



((nat sot 21:59:57
RUNS=:03


It may be just another race for John Hager.
But it's historic for Virginia.
sot 01:23:57 T1

((JOHN HAGER: I CHOSE TO DECIDE THAT I WASN'T DISABLED.))
runs=:05


Don Beyer has a birth defect that you notice if you shake his hand.
He has a lot of support from disabled Virginians, but says his three finger grip does NOT disable him. plane boarding shot
But John Hager's physical challenges on the campaign trail are real, and something he estimates a million Virginians "touched" by disability understand.
sot T1 01:28:17

((JOHN HAGER/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: I VIEW THAT AS A SIGNIFICANT VOTING BLOC OF PEOPLE.))
runs=:05


So is the wheelchair a selling point of sorts?
sot T1 01:26:15

((JOHN HAGER/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: WE DON'T TALK ABOUT IT. THAT'S THE SIMPLE ANSWER.))
runs=:05


But politics professor Bob Holsworth says Hager called him a year ago to ask if the wheelchair would be a plus or a minus.
sot 03:14:39

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IT MAY BE A MARK OF DISTINCTIVENESS IN THE CAMPAIGN. IT MIGHT HELP HIS NAME RECOGNITION A LITTLE BIT. BUT I DON'T BELIEVE PEOPLE REALLY VOTE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT A PERSON IS IN A WHEELCHAIR.))
runs=:13



sot T1 01:30:31

((JOHN HAGER: I MEAN I CAN CITE SOME STORIES THAT ARE THE OTHER WAY. PEOPLE SAY "WELL, CAN YOU DO IT? WELL, HOW YOU GONNA GET TO THE PODIUM?" I MEAN, WHO GIVES A DAMN? OR YOU KNOW, UH, "DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH STRENGTH TO DO IT?" AND THEY DON'T KNOW THAT I'M 60 YEARS OLD AND I STILL DO MARATHONS. I'D DARE SAY NONE OF THEM STILL DO MARATHONS.))
runs=:23


It was polio, contracted from his infant son after a vaccination, that put Hager in the chair.
SOT standup 02:56:52

(( But if he makes it to this chair, where the Lieutenant Governor heads up the Senate, getting a mechanical lift installed is just the first thing he'd like to change.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
runs=:12))


2-E-Howell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


One of the most colorful figures in Virginia's modern political history, died yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :27


former state Lieutenant Governor Henry Howell died in his home.
He had been battling cancer in recent years.
Political life for Howell began in 19-49 while helping to run a primary campaign for Francis Pickens Miller.
Before that the Norfolk native served as a law clerk for two federal judges, later opening his own law practice.
Many black voters and unionists rallied behind the liberal Democrat for his efforts to take on big business.
Henry Howell was 76.
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Housing-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-32)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Five years after the fundraising campaign for the Hotel Roanoke renovation, Roanoke Valley residents may be asked to open their wallets again.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For years there has been talk about putting a higher education center in one of the former Norfolk Southern buildings in downtown Roanoke.
Mayor David Bowers wants to establish an "investment fund" to get the ball rolling.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:16:48
IN Q=With two- point

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WITH TWO- POINT- FIVE- MILLION- DOLLARS OF THAT AMOUNT TO BE DESIGNATED BY OUR CITY MANAGER AND OUR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE FROM CITY FUNDS, AND A TWO- POINT- FIVE- MILLION- DOLLAR MATCH FROM EITHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND- OR CITIZEN SPONSORED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS.))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=fundraising efforts.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The mayor also used his state of the city address to discuss Roanoke's housing problems.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:20:39
IN Q=A collaboration

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: A COLLABORATION OF OUR CITIZENS AND THEIR GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS, SHOULD NOW COME TOGETHER TO FOCUS, AND TO PRESENT A COHESIVE, COMMUNITY WIDE PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING IN OUR INNER CITY. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IT IS TIME TO GET ROANOKE'S HOUSING IN ORDER.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=housing in order.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Roanoke


The task force will focus on downtown residential housing.

Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-46)
GRAPHIC=NONE


About ten-thousand hogs could be on their way to Pittsylvania County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


A North Carolina company is planning to build a hog farm, but residents say waste from the animals will destroy their rivers, air, and property values.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:48:06
IN Q=Let us be known

((LET US BE KNOWN FOR OUR GOOD QUALITIES IN THIS COMMUNITY, IN THIS COUNTY AND IN THE STATE. PLEASE DON'T SELL US OUT TO BE THE NEWEST CESSPOOL OF THE UNITED STATES.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the United States
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Right to Farm Act allows the hog facility to enter Pittsylvania County without a public hearing or special use permit.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:04:12
IN Q=We promise you

((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR: WE PROMISE YOU AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THAT WE WILL DO ALL WE POSSIBLY CAN LEGALLY TO DISCOURAGE THE LOCATION OF SUCH OPERATION IN THIS COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Bobby Scearce/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=county
(----------------)
VO-NAT


One supervisor suggested writing a letter to the North Carolina company telling them not to come.
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PATHFINDER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The Pathfinder probe continues to deliver some amazing photographs of Mars.
NASA scientists say some show evidence of dramatic floods that once scoured the martian landscape.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

4:00:37
IN Q=
SUPER=04-NASA
SUPER=29-Matthew Golombek;
SUPER=01-Jim Bell/Scientist;
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=CBS NEWS.

((
DAY THREE ON MARS -- AND NOW THE SERIOUS SCIENCE BEGINS. FINALLY THE ROVING SOJOURNER IS OUT ON ITS OWN, SENDING BACK THE FIRST STUNNING PICTURES OF WHERE IT IS ON THE SURFACE,,, AND THE FIRST LOOK BACK AT THE MOTHER SHIP...

--SOT VOICE OF MATTHEW GOLOMBEK (42/100449) here is an image of the lander

from the rover -- APPLAUSE
V/O OVER THE WEEKEND, THE LITTLE SOLAR-POWERED ROBOT LEFT THE LANDER... TODDLING ONTO THE SURFACE AT A COOL HALF-INCH A SECOND. FIRST: A PIROUETTE, LEAVING TRACKS FOR LATER SOIL ANALYSIS. FIRST STOP: A SAFE 16 INCHES AWAY -- AT THE ROCK NOW CALLED "BARNACLE BILL". SOJOURNER PRESSED ITS X-RAY SPECTROMETER UP AGAINST IT FOR A TEN-HOUR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS.

-(OFF-CAM )SOT MATTHEW GOLOMBEK 42/ 100529 "Rover has nestled up and kissed

affectionately Barnacle Bill hahaha 0535 :06

ANOTHER CRITICAL MANEUVER: RAISING THE CAMERA UP A FULL FIVE-AND-A-HALF FEET HIGH .... CHANGING THE PERSPECTIVE .

-(OFF CAM) SOT PETER SMITH (42/101157) "this rock right here, from top to

bottom, which seemed so large yesterday,, is really about afoot high. 1203
: 05
-- EVERY PICTURE CAUSES A CASCADE OF QUESTIONS AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS. FOR INSTANCE: WHAT ABOUT THAT RED DUST?

- sot JIM BELL, SCIENTIST (?) 42/102410 the surface of Mars is rusting. We

odn't know when it's rusting, we don't know how fast it's rusting. We hope to find these things out. 2418 :08
AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS... WATER. THE LANDING SITE IS IN A HUGE PLAIN CAUSED BY A FLOOD OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 BILLION YEARS AGO.

-SOT MATTHEW GOLOMBEK: 44/114149 an Enormous flood would have been equivalent

to taking all the water in the great lakes and carving a channel to the gulf of mexico in two week period. :07 ... (EDIT AND COVER) 114210 We've landed at the end of the channel where all that material was deposited. The very most ancient material on mars." :12
- SOME OF THESE ROCKS SO ANCIENT, THEY DATE BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF MARS... WHEN THE SURFACE MAY HAVE BEEN WARMER, WETTER -- AND HOSPITABLE TO LIFE.
ON CAM: THESE DAYS, MARS MAY LOOK LIKE THE BARREN DESERT, BUT IT'S FAR COLDER -- DAYTIME HIGHS REACHING ONLY 10 DEGREES.))


BANKRUPT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


After 125 years in business, Montgomery Ward is filing for bankruptcy protection.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


The nation's largest privately owned retailer has been struggling to compete against the likes of Wal-Mart and Circuit City.
The company plans to reorganize and close stores that are performing poorly.
(----------------)



p-hager


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=hager, john


This year's Lieutenant Governor's race will make history--
Republican John Hager is the first Virginian to campaign for statewide office in a wheelchair.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


It was polio, contracted from his infant son after a vaccination, that put Hager in the chair.
But one politics professor says Hager called him a year ago to ask how a wheelchair would translate on election day.
(///////////////)
sot 55:09
in=it may be

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IT MAY BE A MARK OF DISTINCTIVENESS IN THE CAMPAIGN. IT MIGHT HELP HIS NAME RECOGNITION A LITTLE BIT. BUT I DON'T BELIEVE PEOPLE REALLY VOTE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT A PERSON IS IN A WHEELCHAIR.)) ((JOHN HAGER: I MEAN I CAN CITE SOME STORIES THAT ARE THE OTHER WAY. PEOPLE SAY "WELL, CAN YOU DO IT? WELL, HOW YOU GONNA GET TO THE PODIUM?" I MEAN, WHO GIVES A DAMN? OR YOU KNOW, UH, "DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH STRENGTH TO DO IT?" AND THEY DON'T KNOW THAT I'M 60 YEARS OLD AND I STILL DO MARATHONS. I'D DARE SAY NONE OF THEM STILL DO MARATHONS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :00
SUPER=@Hager; :15
runs=:36
out=still do marathons.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


For those looking forward to a long summer of politics, John Hager kicked off his campaign yesterday in his marathon-racing chair.
(----------------)



City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NET
SS=roanoke


Roanoke's mayor wants the city to get aggressive in its bid to build a higher education center downtown-
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In his state of the city address, Mayor David Bowers outlined his plan to raise the first five-million dollars for the project.
It would go in one of the former Norfolk Southern buildings next to the Hotel Roanoke.
Half would come from sources in the city.
Contributions from other local governments along with citizen fundraising campaigns, like the one for the Hotel Roanoke renovation, would make up the rest.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:17:17
IN Q=Let us

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: LET US STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE WILL HELP MEET THE POSTGRADUATE AND JOB RETRAINING EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS MEETING A CONTINUED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEED IN OUR DOWNTOWN AREA. THIS INITIATIVE MEETS A WORTHY GOAL FOR OUR CITY AND AN IMPRESSIVE CHALLENGE FOR OUR REGION.))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=our region.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A study sponsored by state Senator John Edwards last year pegged the total cost of the project at about 13-million dollars.
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P-Shady-Site


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Internet


The Better Business Bureau is hitting the 'net to help consumers with on-line companies.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It's created the B-B-B Online.
If you see their symbol on a website, it means someone from the bureau has checked out the business.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 05:18:34
IN Q=Better Business Bureau On Line

((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ON LINE, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THAT, IT'S A VERY SERIOUS THING, REQUIRES A ON-SITE VISIT, INTERVIEWS, SOMEBODY IN THIS OFFICE HAS TO GO OUT AND INTERVIEW THE PRINCIPLES, ACTUALLY SEE THAT INVENTORY'S THERE, IF THAT'S WHAT THEY CLAIM. ))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=what they claim
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


(Stephens) Stephanz says consumers need to be more aware of who they're doing business with, because anyone can run a good-looking web-site from their basement.

P-Chest-Pain


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=cardiac care


A million and a half people have heart attacks every year-- about 500-thousand DIE of coronary artery disease.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Many any of these deaths are preventable-- if people would just seek medical advice-- when the symptoms begin.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:42:35
IN Q=In the United States

((DR. PAUL FRANTZ/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON: IN THE UNITED STATES WE MONITOR HOW FAST PATIENTS COME TO EMERGENCY ROOM IN ORDER TO FIND OUT WHETHER THEY ARE HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR NOT. IN THIS AREA WE ARE ABOUT 35-TO-40 MINUTES BEHIND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, MEANING THAT PATIENTS ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS LONGER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BEFORE THEY SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Frantz/Cardiothoracic Surgeon; :
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=medical advice.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


That's why Carilion Health System has activated its Fast Act Chest Pain Program-- designed to get people to recognize the early warning signs of a heart attack--
In turn, the hospital emergency room can provide treatment even faster.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:43:16
IN Q=The idea is

((THE IDEA THERE BEING THAT TIME IS MUSCLE. THE SOONER WE ARE ABLE TO INTERVENE AND DETERMINE WHETHER THE HEART IS THE CAUSE OF THE CHEST PAIN AND IT IS INDEED A HEART ATTACK, RELIEVE WE CAN PERHAPS SAVE THEIR LIFE OR IMPROVE THEIR HEART FUNCTION BY SAVING MUSCLE. ))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=saving muscle.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


If you have symptoms of chest discomfort-- neck pain, or back pain-- especially if it's associated with shortness of breath-- it could be a sign of coronary illness.
You should get treatment immediately.
(TOSS TO BUMP)


E-Baylor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The judge threw out the charges against a Virginia Tech football player- accused of forcing another student to drink heavily- or face a beating.
On the night in question- Todd Pringle's blood alcohol level was FOUR times the legal limit-
His head was also partially shaved when a Blacksburg police officer found him unconscious on the sidewalk last July.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Pringle later told authorities a Virginia Tech football player forced him to drink--
He says Tech defensive tackle, Brad Baylor made him take shots of bourbon--
Pringle testified several others were also involved but he could NOT name anyone else.
Judge Ray Grubbs said he believed part of Pringle's story but said the state did NOT prove Baylor was responsible.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Brad missed

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:BRAD MISSED SOME OF THE BIGGEST GAMES TECH HAD LAST YEAR AND HE'S BEEN PUNISHED FOR SOMETHING HE DIDN'T DO ALREADY AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE AND I HOPE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=understand that.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Baylor says Pringle was drunk when he wandered into his house but that he never touched him or forced him to drink.
(----------------)


E-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Another Tech athlete will serve two days in jail.
The football player is accused in a fight that injured two track team members.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


One count of assault and battery against Sean Sullivan was dismissed yesterday.
But Judge Ray Grubbs sentenced Sullivan to time behind bars for the other count-- involving Jonathon Nelson.
The Tech student was injured in a fight last August outside Squires Student Center.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=At that

((JONATHON NELSON/VICTIM:AT THAT POINT I WAS GETTING PUSHED DOWN THROUGH THE CROWD AND OTHERS MADE BLOWS AND THEN ANOTHER CAME FROM MR. SULLIVAN. TWICE. PHIL KEITH/PROSECUTOR: HE HIT YOU TWICE. JONATHON NELSON/VICTIM:YES. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathon Nelson/Victim; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=that's correct.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Another Virginia Tech football player was also in court yesterday in connection with the same incident.
But Judge Grubbs dismissed the case against Nathaniel Williams.
(----------------)


E-Howell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


The man who campaigned under the motto "Keep the Big Boys Honest" died yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former state Lieutenant Governor Henry Howell died in his home yesterday after a long bout with cancer.
Political life for Howell began in 19-49 while helping to run a primary campaign for Francis Pickens Miller.
Before that the Norfolk native served as a law clerk for two federal judges, later opening his own law practice.
Many black voters and unionists rallied behind the liberal Democrat for his efforts to take on big business.
Henry Howell was 76.
(----------------)



IRELAND


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Heavy rioting has broken out in parts of North Ireland this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Northern Ireland;

4:09:09
The unrest and violence is in response to Britain's decision over the weekend to allow Protestant marchers through a Catholic neighborhood.
Rioters have been throwing gasoline bombs at police and officers have returned fire with plastic bullets.
So far one policeman has been shot and an eleven- year- old boy suffered severe burns when he was accidently hit with a gasoline bomb.
(----------------)


NATO


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


It's a history-making meeting for NATO.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;


The 16 NATO Leaders, including President Clinton, opened a summit in Madrid to decide which former Soviet bloc countries will be invited to join.
President Clinton wants Poland, Hungary and the Czech republic to be included in the group but not Romania and Slovenia.
That will put him at odds with many other member nations.
(----------------)



E-Tree-Sculpture


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


One local artist is stopping traffic with his work.
Stacey Martin has more on his latest work that has turned an ordinary street corner into a local landmark.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It started out
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Dwayne Hodges/Yankee Whittler; :25
SUPER=@Stacey1; :36
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=SM, News 7.


((It started out as a diseased and dying pin oak tree much like this one about 9 yards away.
And, it needed to be removed.
The only problem was its weight. At a little more than two tons it toppled this truck as workers tried to uproot it in May.
It left the Hart family with a 12 foot chunk of wood-- jagged and without limbs--looking worse than before.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13.33.49 - 13.33.55
IN Q=I just started

((DWAYNE HODGES/YANKEE WHITTLER: I JUST STARTED WHITTLING ON IT, TAKING A LITTLE AWAY AT A TIME. IT'S A LITTLE BIGGER THAN WHAT I'D DONE BEFORE, BUT..))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=done before, but..


On June tenth Hodges started hacking, chopping and chiseling and KAH-LY-JAH began emerging from the old oak.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=13.51.36 - 13.51.44
IN Q=Hodges plans to

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: HODGES PLANS TO FINISH HIS SCULPTURE SOMETIME SOON BY DRILLING A HOLE THROUGH THE INDIAN'S LEFT HAND AND SLIPPING THROUGH A WOODEN TOMAHAWK.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=a wooden tomahawk.


The name KAH-LY-JAH comes from an old Hank Williams tune about an Indian, And, while Indian figures are the artist's favorite figures to make, his specialties vary.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13.33.12. - 13.33.18
IN Q=Do a lot

((DWAYNE HODGES/YANKEE WHITTLER: DO A LOT OF ANIMALS, WILDLIFE, EAGLES, BIRDS, ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE--INDIANS, MOUNTAIN MEN.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=indians, mountain men.


This piece cost three thousand dollars and took Hodges about 21 days and 168 hours to complete.
It's turned a wooden eye-sore into a sculpted eye-catcher on the corner of a quiet neighborhood street in Salem.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=None


In the women's N-B-A,
A crowd of almost six-thousand turned up in Houston yesterday to see the Houston Comets beat the Charlotte Stings.
For that and the rest of last night's scores from the hardwood and minor league diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5017;
SUPER=0096-/Charlotte/56/j/Houston/74//WNBA/j/Sacramento/79//Utah/69//WNBA/;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Salem/6//Durham/3///j/Lynchburg/9//Prince William/2///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-j/Danville/7//Pulaski/3///j/Martinsville/15//Bristol/3///;
RUNS=:21

(-------------) OUT Q=...LAST SCORE