06:00-01

E-Drowning

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Drowning


Authorities are still not releasing the identity of a six- year- old boy who drowned yesterday in the Roanoke River near Dixie Caverns.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


It happened shortly after noon.
The boy, his brother, sister, and their father were apparently wading in the river when the water got too deep-- rising above the children's heads.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:10:55
IN Q=The father got

((BAT. CHIEF TOMMY FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE: THE FATHER GOT TWO OF THE CHILDREN OUT LEFT THEM ON SHORE AND WENT BACK AFTER THE LAST ONE AND COULDN'T FIND HIM. HE WAS UNDER WATER.))
SUPER=01-Chief Tommy Fuqua/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=was under water
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Low water visibility and rain complicated the search. Rescue workers found the body about an hour and a half later.
Authorities say there have been several drownings in that area of the river in the past few years.
(----------------)



E-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


It is down to a matter of hours before the current three-year contract at Yokohama Tire in Salem expires.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


And as of now, a person familiar with the situation says the two sides negotiating the deal are NOT close to a tentative agreement.
Neither union nor management would comment on the progress of the talks.
SUPER=03-Salem;


Three years ago workers at the plant engaged in a bitter, 11-week strike.
Yokohama Tire is one of the area's largest employers, with close to 900 people.
(-------------)



GM-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=strike


Yokohama may still have a number of hours, but for some autoworkers the deadline has come and gone.
The nation's number one car maker has been hit with its sixth strike this year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warren, MI;


Upset over plans to shift work from the facility the U-A-W called for a walkout early this morning at a General Motors plant in Warren, Michigan.
Negotiations resume later today.
Another walkout was averted at a parts plant in Anderson, Indiana.. after a tentative agreement was reached.
(----------------)



E-CONVENIENCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


A unanimous vote defeated a proposal to put a convenience store across the street from Cave Spring Junior High School.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Last night, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors rejected a bid to change the zoning on a parcel of land at the corner of Brambleton Avenue and Rosecrest Road.
The owners wanted the zoning change, so they could allow the P-M-I company to build a "country-store" gas station similar to this one.
But residents argued a store would entice students to cross the busy street.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:27
IN Q=you almost

((STEVEN JONES/AREA RESIDENT: YOU ALMOST GOT INTERSTATE SPEEDS WHEN KIDS ARE RUNNING ACROSS AND YOU GOT A 5 LANE ROAD. NO MEDIAN. OR ANYTHING TO STEP UP ON WHEN YOU GET HALFWAY. ))
SUPER=01-Steven Jones/Area Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=get halfway
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Some residents told the supervisors they worry about further development along the stretch of road.
(----------------)



E-Business-Park


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


The Board of Supervisors also took steps toward a new corporate park in west Roanoke County.
The county could buy more than 460 acres for this project.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Located off Interstate 81 near the Dixie Caverns interchange, the Glenn-Mary site is one of the last large, undeveloped parcels in western Roanoke County.
The supervisors have promised a development that will protect viewsheds and minimize the impact on nearby neighborhoods.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


The supervisors also heard from county school officials, who presented a revised plan for school construction and improvements.
The supervisors plan to vote on financing for the 47-million dollar proposal at their next meeting.

E-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


A Franklin County animal breeder is waking up this morning behind bars.
A Montgomery County judge sentenced Valery Green to 30 days in jail, after finding her guilty of threatening to burn a kennel owner's house.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;


Green's attorney Christopher Tuck says Green will appeal.
Prosecutor Phil Keith says sentencing guidelines recommend probation, but because of the nature of the crime, the judge sent Green to jail.
Keith also maintains threatening to burn someone's home puts a person in danger and therefore deserves incarceration.
But he adds, Green will probably only serve about two weeks behind bars.
(----------------)



Wagon-Train


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tuesday was the big day for trekkers on the Mormon Sesquicentennial Wagon Train.
The day that finally reunited many with families they had not seen for months.
Kerry Birmingham reports on the welcome home for the modern-day pioneers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=13-Dave Gerber/Trekker; :00
SUPER=12-Salt Lake City, UT; :10
SUPER=13-Milton and Betty Rasmussen; :36
SUPER=13-Charlotte Orchard/Mother of Trekker; :56
SUPER=13-Latoya Orchard/Trekker; 1:05
SUPER=13-Kerry Birmingham/Reporting; 1:12
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=for CBS NEws


Granny-Basketball


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


With the W-N-B-A taking the basketball world by storm, get ready for the next hottest hoop craze...the grandma basketball association.
As Larry Himmel reports, it's a basketball league made up of women ranging between the ages of 50 & 81.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=12-San Diego, CA; :00
SUPER=13-Gen Kessler/65 Years Old; :15
SUPER=13-Toodie Wright/70 Years Old; :32
SUPER=13-Peg Mushrush/81 Years Old; :58 QUICK
SUPER=13-Marge Seybold/58 Years Old; 1:23
SUPER=13-Larry Himmel/Reporting; 1:40
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=CBS News, San Diego



ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


News 7 Mornin' will be right back after a look at how the stock market will open this morning.

E-L'Burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Monday night's fire left commuters looking for another route yesterday morning.
This morning traffic is cleared up, but investigators are still looking for answers.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=As firefighters
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Monday Night; :00
SUPER=01-Wayne Ramsey/Dawson Ford Garbee; :11
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :21
SUPER=01-Lou Basten/Owner's Cousin;
SUPER=01-Bill Robertson/Marshall Lodge Member; :55
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:07
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.



(( As firefighters spent hours pouring water on the remains of 860 Church Street, those whose businesses went up in fire and smoke could only stand and watch.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:45:14
IN Q=I thought I

((WAYNE RAMSEY/DAWSON FORD GARBEE REAL ESTATE: I THOUGHT I HAD ENOUGH ON MY SHOULDERS PUTTING UP A NEW OFFICE, NOW I'VE GOT PLENTY. I'VE GOT TO REBUILD AN ENTIRE COMPANY, GET ALL NEW SUPPLIES, EVERYTHING.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=everything.


If misery loves company, Wayne Ramsey isn't alone.
Smoke had blackened most of the Preston- Hopkinson printing company in the basement of the burned out building.
Next door, six inches of water had flooded the Virginia Arts store.. and workers were trying to salvage valuable signed prints from the waterlogged room.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:44:58
IN Q=The real tragedy

((LOU BASTEN/COUSIN OF OWNER: THE REAL TRAGEDY OF A FIRE LIKE THIS, YOU LOSE ITEMS LIKE THIS, THEY CAN'T BE REPLACED.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=be replaced.


Whether the building can be saved is another question.
The Masons lodge has stood on this spot for two hundred years and most of their upstairs headquarters is still intact.
They are understandably reluctant to move on.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:20:28
IN Q=I think what

((BILL ROBERTSON/MARSHALL LODGE MEMBER: I THINK WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS JUST FALL BACK AND JUST WAIT UNTIL THEY DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT GETTING A CRANE AND REMOVING THE DEBRIS IN THE FRONT SIDE, AND THEN LOOK AT IT FROM THAT POINT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=from that point.
natsot door
RUNS=:01


The damage is so extensive, fire investigators may never know what sparked this blaze.
The building's fate could be decided later this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

E-NS-Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern shareholders will now have three for the price of one.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape;


The rail giant approved a "three for one" stock split, effective in September.
N-S says it's a response to continuing good results and the desire to make more shares available to the public.
A stock split usually increases investor interest in a company.
That leads to more purchases of its stock, pushing the price up.
Norfolk Southern gained more than five-dollars a share in trading yesterday.
(-------------)


Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia

**Anchor VO tag**
Many Virginia welfare recipients will soon have to brush up on their job hunting skills.
The hope is that welfare reform will prepare them to re-enter the work force.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Many Virginians
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06
SUPER=01-Ruth Hendrick/Roanoke Social Services; :13
SUPER=01-Joyce Earl/Roanoke Co. Social Services; :42
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :50
SUPER=01-Sandra King/Council of Comm. Services; :59
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=in the area

(( Many Virginians receiving these will soon start earning paychecks.
October first is fast approaching--
That's when Virginia's Initiative for Employment not Welfare takes effect in the Roanoke Valley.
(/////SOT/////)

((RUTH HENDRICK/ROANOKE SOCIAL SERVICES: WE'RE NOT EXPECTING EMPLOYERS TO HIRE SOMEONE JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE A WELFARE RECIPIENT. BUT WE HOPE THROUGH OUR TRAINING PROGRAM WE'LL BE PROVIDING THEM WITH JOB- READY INDIVIDUALS. ))
RUNS=:10


VIEW program participants must sign an agreement of personal responsibility.
Job seekers will then attend a job readiness program to develop needed skills.
Then, they'll pound the pavement to find a job.
Once they do, they'll have to take part in an employment retention program to learn how to keep it.
(/////SOT/////)

((JOYCE EARL/ROANOKE CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: WE'RE WORKING RIGHT NOW ON SOME VERY BASIC JOB SKILLS-- TO BE ON TIME, TO SMILE, TO SHOW UP EVERY DAY. ))
RUNS=:07


Social service officials are also talking with community service agents--
They'll help provide clothing, transportation, and child care to the newest members of the work force.
(/////SOT/////)

((SANDRA KING/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: I THINK IT'S CRUCIAL THAT THESE WORK SITE OPPORTUNITIES BE THERE. A LOT OF THESE FOLKS DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO GET UP IN THE MORNINGS TO AN ALARM CLOCK TO COME TO WORK. AND WE NEED TO BE THE MENTORS. WE NEED TO SET THE EXAMPLE IN THE AREA. ))
RUNS=:12))



(----------------)
VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Kimberly


King says it'll take the entire community to help welfare recipients become successful employees.
(----------------)



P-Davidson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Roanoke City police department yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1994


Lennord Davidson said city police used unnecessary force then they arrested him three years ago... tackled him and beat him, Davidson said.
He spent three weeks in the hospital.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Lawsuit


Judge Jackson Kiser pointed to just 49 complaints out of more than 55-hundred arrests.
The judge said there is no indication the force needs more training.

UNITED-Auto


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=strike


Union workers have hit the picket line at General Motors plant this morning, but the automaker has apparently averted a strike at a second plant.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warren, MI;


Upset over plans to shift work from the facility, the U-A-W called for a walkout at a General Motors plant in Warren, Michigan.
Negotiations resume later today.
Meantime, at a plant in Anderson, Indiana, bargainers agreed on a tentative contract after strike deadlines were extended twice.
(----------------)



p-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=yoko


And here in Salem,
Time is running out for negotiating a new contract for union workers at Yokohama Tire.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


United Steelworkers local 10-23 and management were meeting at a local motel yesterday trying to iron out a new three- year deal.
The contract expires at midnight.
Neither side would comment on how the talks are going.
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


But a person familiar with the situation does not believe the union and management are close to a tentative agreement.
Yokohama Tire is one of the largest employers in the Roanoke Valley, with nearly 900 employees.
(-------------)


NAZI-ACCOUNTS


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


Swiss banks have joined in the search for assets of holocaust victims.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The names of about two-thousand holders of dormant accounts from the Nazi era were posted today on the Internet and published in major newspapers around the world.
The action comes after more than two years of mounting pressure on Switzerland and its banks for a full accounting of their wartime dealings. The banks reportedly acknowledge finding 43 million dollars in dormant accounts.
(----------------)



Economy


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


Wall street starts the day off in record territory after climbing more than 150- points yesterday to 80-61.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The market rallied after Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, told Congress the economy is performing nicely, with no sign of inflation.
Analysts say they expect the fed to keep interest rates where they are.
(----------------)



P-CO-SUPERS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=CO SEAL


A local development company was denied approval to build a convenience store in Roanoke County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT :19
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The owners wanted a zoning change for some land on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County.
The change would have allowed the P-M-I company to build a gas station and country store like this one on the property.
Area residents spoke out against the plan.
They say they feared Cave Spring Junior High School students would cross the busy road to shop.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:40:48
IN Q=i think

((DONNA HAMMNER/AREA RESIDENT: I THINK THE RISK OF INJURY TO EVEN ONE OF OUR FUTURE CITIZENS IS SOMETHING WE WANT TO THINK ABOUT VERY SERIOUSLY. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Hammner/Area Resident;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=very seriously
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The land is currently zoned for office space, but P-M-I wants it to be zoned commercial.
Some residents worry about further developments along the busy stretch.
(----------------)



I-73


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-48)
GRAPHIC=Interstate 73


The Virginia Department of Transportation says it needs citizen input as the
interstate 73 project moves into a critical stage. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; (quick!)


A portion of I-73 will run from Roanoke to North Carolina.
Planners want to identify a number of possible locations or alternatives for building the new road.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:43:01
IN Q=If people

((SUSAN KILLEN/PROJECT CONSULTANT: IF PEOPLE HAVE KEY CONCERNS AND ISSUES THEY SHOULD GET BACK TO US ON THE TELEPHONE INFORMATION LINE. AND THEN WE'RE GONNA BE DISTRIBUTING OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS BOTH BROCHURES AND NEWSLETTERS ANNOUNCING KEY POINTS IN THE STUDY.))
SUPER=01-Susan Killen/Project Consultant;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the study.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


V-DOT's toll free line for people with questions or comments is 1- 8-8-8- I-73-PLAN.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Once this phase is complete and a route is picked, it'll take at least another three years before engineering work is complete and construction can begin.
And before any dirt is turned, the I-73 project must still get funding. 3-Tease

2-shot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE



ANCHOR=Melanie


When News 7 returns we'll take you to an unusual convention...
ANCHOR=Kimberly


One which attracted people of all ages, some even came in costume.

Comic-Book


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#Lucy Hold
GRAPHIC=NONE


Superheros invaded the San Diego Convention Center last weekend.
The 28th annual Comic-Con, or Comic book convention took over the place.
Jody Hammond managed to avoid being attacked by aliens to bring us this report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=12-San Diego, CA; :00
SUPER=13-Jody Hammond/Reporting; :21
SUPER=24-"Men in Black";:51-hot change to:
SUPER=24-Sony-Columbia Pictures;
SUPER=13-Lowell Cunningham/"Men in Black" Creator;
SUPER=13-Renee Clark/Comic-Con Visitor; 1:18
RUNS=1:53
OUT Q=for CBS NEws

((When you think of comic books, you probably think of guys like Spiderman...but he's just the tip of the iceberg at Comic-con, the biggest comic book convention in the country. It started in San Diego in the early 0's, with 300 or so in attendance. This year, Comic-Con hopes to attract 36,000 during its four day run through Sunday.
(Hammond standup)

They start em young. 6 year old Logan already has his favorite superhero.
(batman)

And Batman's latest set of wheels is on display. This 1.2 million dollar model only gets about four miles to the gallon. And check out the specially etched tires. "Men in Black" is the big news at the summer box office....a movie based on a comic book.
(sot Lowell Cunningham/"Men in Black" comic book creator)

And there were also women in black ...two generations worth. As it said, They start early. Some of the visitors to Comic-con have ulterior motives.
(sot Renee Clark/Comic-con visitor)

And what some familiar faces are up to....Lou Ferrigno alias "The Incredible Hulk" is looking appropriately hulky. And there's "Spahn", whose alter ego is Al Simmons, one of the newest and most popular superheros. And just remember , the name of the game is marketing. Because it isn't just about superheros, it's about superheros making super bucks. Jody Hammond for CBS News.))

P-DROWNING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=drowning


A young boy drowned at Roanoke River Wayside near Dixie Caverns yesterday afternoon.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A six- year- old boy, his brother and sister, were apparently wading in the river with their father-- when the water rose above the children's heads.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:10:55
IN Q=The father got two

((BAT. CHIEF TOMMY FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE: THE FATHER GOT TWO OF THE CHILDREN OUT..LEFT THEM ON SHORE AND WENT BACK AFTER THE LAST ONE AND COULDN'T FIND HIM..HE WAS UNDER WATER))
SUPER=01-Chief Tommy Fuqua/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=he was underwater
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Divers from Salem, the State Police and Scruggs Dive Team along with other rescue workers found the body about an-hour and a half later.
The boy's identity has not been released.
Authorities say there have been several drownings in that area of the river in the past few years.
(----------------)



P-L'BURG-fIRE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#net (edit of 597-31)
SS=fire aftermath


Traffic may be flowing again, but a fire in downtown Lynchburg Monday night has left other damage in its wake.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


A smokey haze lingered in downtown yesterday morning-- following Monday night's blaze at the old Masonic lodge Building on Church Street.
SUPER=04-Monday Night;


The fire destroyed the front half of the structure when the roof and top floor collapsed.
One business was destroyed...two others were heavily damaged.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:23 97-51
IN Q=I thought I

((WAYNE RAMSEY/DAWSON FORD GARBEE REAL ESTATE: I THOUGHT I HAD ENOUGH ON MY SHOULDERS PUTTING UP A NEW OFFICE, NOW I'VE GOT PLENTY. I'VE GOT TO REBUILD AN ENTIRE COMPANY, GET ALL NEW SUPPLIES, EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Ramsey/Dawson Ford Garbee;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=everything.
(----------------)


Tons of debris will have to be removed before investigators can get inside and try to determine what caused the fire.
With this much damage, it's possible they may never know.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 97-51 10:31
IN Q=It's extremely

((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ON DETERMINING FIRE CAUSE WHEN WE HAD SO MANY HOT SPOTS THAT BURNED FOR HOURS AND HOURS IN THERE, IT CAN GIVE US SOME REAL UNUSUAL BURN PATTERNS.))
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=unusual burn patterns.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Masons lodge has stood on this spot for two hundred years-- most of the upstairs headquarters is still intact.
While no decision on the building's future has been made, the fire marshal believes the building will have to be torn down.
(----------------)



E-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=George Allen


George Allen has overseen 17 executions as Virginia's governor and an 18th is set for tonight.
He commuted one other inmate's sentence to life in prison.
But the international pleas for mercy on behalf of tonight's condemned, Joseph O'Dell -- including two from the Pope -- have been food for gubernatorial thought.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:24:59 tape one
IN Q=It's hard

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN. TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, OBVIOUSLY AS A CANDIDATE AND AS A GOVERNOR, I SUPPORT THE DEATH SENTENCE AS AN OPTION FOR JURIES. NEVERTHELESS IT'S DIFFERENT THOUGH WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. HUMAN INSTINCT IS TO SAVE LIVES.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=save lives.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor was less introspective when told by a Washington Post reporter that some Italians were labelling Virginians "rednecks" because of O'Dell's pending execution.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:39:24
IN Q=Well I don't

((WELL I DON'T ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT IS TRUE. I THINK THAT'S AN INSULTING REMARK. THIS IS THE PLACE OF THE CRADLE OF AMERICA'S CIVILIZATION AT JAMESTOWN.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=at Jamestown.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Allen insists that he's still considering some form of clemency -- although he says there's "a mountain of evidence" proving O'Dell's guilt.
(------0----------)



E-Va-Transformer


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia Transformer and the Department of Labor have reached a settlement in a discrimination case.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke company allegedly discriminated against four qualified women applying for work at the plant.
Virginia Transformer has signed a con-ciliation agreement on the matter.
While not admitting to any violation of the law, the company agreed to pay the women a total of more than 75-thousand dollars.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


It will also make the women job offers with retroactive seniority and other benefits.
The company must also closely monitor its hiring practices to prevent a recurrence of the alleged discrimination.

E-Drug-Tests


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte/equ
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


More than 40 percent of the almost 300 former prison inmates from Lynchburg to Patrick County who were summoned for a surprise drug test Monday failed.
They tested positive for cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, or morphine -- and were immediately re-arrested.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 13:40:35
IN Q=There was no

((DAVID BOTKINS/VA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: THERE WAS NO INHERENT SUSPICION. I MEAN YOU ALWAYS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR PAROLEES AND PROBATIONERS WHO HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED IN THE PAST RE-OFFENDING, DOING SOMETHING WRONG, USING OR ABUSING DRUGS. AND RATHER THAN JUST HOPE THEY DON'T DO IT AGAIN, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS ENSURING THEY'RE NOT GONNA DO IT AGAIN BY RANDOM DRUG TESTS.))
SUPER=01-David Botkins/Va. Dept. of Corrections;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=random drug tests.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Drug Use


It's the third "Operation Consequences" sting the state had done.
Operations in Richmond and Tidewater came up with a lower percentage of drug users than the Southside sting.

4-Scores


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


In baseball,
Pitcher Mike Hampton hit the go-ahead, two-run single to lift Houston over St. Louis.
For last night's scores from the major and minor league diamonds, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Salem/12//Frederick/1///j/Lynchburg/5//Wilmington/4//11 Innings/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Oakland/3/j/Boston/4////Chicago/3/j/Detroit/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Seattle/2/j/Cleveland/6////Anaheim/2/j/New York/9///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Minnesota/3//Kansas City/2///j/Baltimore/9//Texas/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/4//Chicago/1////Atlanta/4/j/Chicago/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/11//Montreal/9//12 Innings//Florida/6/j/Cincinnati/7///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Houston/4//St. Louis/2///j/Los Angeles/8//New York/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Francisco/8//Philadelphia/5///j/San Diego/3//Pittsburgh/2///;
RUNS=:56

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."