[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A small plane goes down in Floyd County and narrowly misses two homes.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


He's dropped claims of executive privilege and now the President is fighting on the issue of attorney- client privilege.


[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[PLANE-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=plane crash]


It was a very close call for some homeowners in Floyd County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


A small plane just missed hitting two homes when it crashed yesterday near Route 8.
Two people were aboard the plane, a student pilot and an instructor.
Both are hospitalized this morning.
A man cutting hay in a nearby hill witnessed the crash.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( JULIUS DICKERSON:HE FLEW OVER ME ABOUT, MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS UP IN THE AIR, AND HE STARTED TO TURN AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS COASTING AND HE STARTED TO COAST AND I THINK HE MUST HAVE CONTEMPLATED TRYING TO LAND IN MY HAYFIELDS AND HE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Julius Dickerson/Eyewitness;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=he was too high for that.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police say the student pilot indicated he was experiencing engine trouble.
The instructor, Barry Hyde, is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The student pilot is Robert Edward Anderson and he's listed in stable condition.
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[Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search has ended for a Henry County man reported missing Sunday.
Searchers found the body of 22-year old Mark Anthony Turner in a large pond in Spencer.
Dive teams searched for Turner much of the day yesterday.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says his death was an accident.
Turner was fishing with friends when they left to get bait and could not find him when they returned.

[E-Long]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-31 1:14:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Drinking and driving has landed one mother in a Botetourt County jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]

Four children were in the back of Patricia Long's car when she drove drunk and crashed.
Her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
A judge revoked Long's license and gave her a 30 day SUSPENDED jail sentence.
But she WILL serve three months of a three year jail sentence for endangering children.
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[E-Sewage-Leak]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-26 1:51:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The city of Roanoke is taking steps to prevent a manhole from leaking raw sewage into the Roanoke River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


But thousands of gallons of waste have already escaped into this water.
Heavy rains and a flood of users caused the lines to overflow.
The city is building a 30 million dollar facility, and they've raised the manhole to hold more water.
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[SOT 11:37:15]
[IN Q=It would be]

((IT WOULD BE ASSININE FOR ME TO SAY WE WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER SEWAGE OVERFLOW. THE APPROPRIATE THING TO SAY WOULD BE -- THIS WILL GREATLY IMPROVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Utilities Director;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=greatly improve it]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say it's not safe to swim in this river -- and fishing is not a good idea either.
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[SOT 10:55:37]
[IN Q=You look at all]

((YOU LOOK AT ALL THE STREETS, ALL THE PAVEMENT IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE, ALL THE PETS AND THE FECAL MATERIAL FROM THE PETS. THAT IS WASHED IN THE RIVER AT TIMES OF HEAVY RAINFALL. THAT DOES ADD SIGNIFICANTLY TO BACTERIA IN THE WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Health Department;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=in the water]
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[VO-NAT]


The same manhole overflowed at Easter too.
Officials say if heavy rain caused the sewer to overflow again, all they can do is wait for the rain to stop.

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[weather-cleanup]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-n]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


Donations of food, clothing and other supplies are pouring into tornado- ravaged Spencer, South Dakota, from all over the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spencer, SD;]


So much has come in that a nearby armory is running out of room to store it all.
Officials say they need money the most.
The weekend twister killed six and injured 150, about half of the population of Spencer.
American Red Cross chief Elizabeth Dole toured the town yesterday and promised help.
Vice President Gore is to visit Spencer tomorrow.
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[E-Hurricane-Season]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-40 44:38]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane]


Yesterday marked the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane season.
And with El Nino gone, that means the Southeast should gear up for an active storm season.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We haven't seen]
[SUPER=@File;:01 ]
[SUPER=01-Michael Emlaw/National Weather Service;:13 ]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :24]
[SUPER=@eric1; :32]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( We haven't seen much of this in a while, last year only one hurricane hit the coast... That's because strong winds driven by El Nino, that warm pool of pacific water, kept the storms from forming.

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[SOT 1:56:23]
[IN Q=since el nino]

((MICHAEL EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE; SINCE EL NINO IS JUST ABOUT OVER WITH, ALL THE EFFECTS WILL PROBABLY BE OVER WITH BY THE END OF THE MONTH. IT'S BASICALLY GOING TO HAVE NO AFFECT ON THIS YEARS'S HURRICANE SEASON.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=hurricane season]



Forecasters at the national weather service in Blacksburg say the season may get off to a slow start. The national Hurricane Center is expecting about 10 storms.
[standup 2:00:37] But as El Nino Fades away, something else could be taking it' place that could make hurricane season worse in the future.

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[SOT 01:56:47]
[IN Q=this is called]

((MICHAEL EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE; THIS IS CALLED LA NINA AND IT'S THE ACTUAL OPPOSITE OF EL NINO AND IT'S ACTUALLY COOLER THAN NORMAL WATER TEMPERATURES IN THAT AREA. AND THAT COULD HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT ON THE HURRICANE SEASON? RIGHT, IT WOULD END UP RESULTING IN LESS WINDS IN THE JET STREAM AREA DOWN THAT FAR SOUTH._)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=that far south]



Less winds, and hurricanes have a better chance to form and grow... If that happens, it should affect hurricane seasons NEXT year.
Eric Earnhart, News. 7.))

[EXECUTIVE-PRIVELEGE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-O]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton may have given up his battle with Kenneth Starr over executive privilege, but he'll keeping fighting over attorney-client privilege.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton is asking the supreme court to wait until next fall to decide if his friend and aide, Bruce Lindsey, must testify before ken starr's grand jury.
Yesterday, the presidents lawyers dropped the claim of executive privilege.
Instead, they argued Lindsey shouldn't have to testify on the grounds of attorney-client privilege.
The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision Thursday.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the head coach of William and Mary's football tribe made his way to Salem last night.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll ad lib intro)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :18]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=of doing it]

[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Second-Chance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's drug court, a program with a new form of rehabilitation for convicted nonviolent drug offenders, graduated its third class in as many years yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Drug Court is operated by the Department of corrections and offers participants a new lease on life.
[SOT=16:45:04]
[IN Q=MOST OF THE]

((SKIP BURKHART/RO. CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; MOST OF THE CASES WE REFER ARE SIMPLE POSSESSION CASES AND I'M FAR MORE INTERESTED IN GETTING THESE PEOPLE OFF OF THEIR DRUG PROBLEMS SO I DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM AND EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE SYSTEM DOESN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM IN THE FUTURE. AND THEY CAN ADDRESS THEIR PROBLEMS, I SAY MORE POWER TO THEM.)) ((DAVID CHEATHAM/DRUG COURT GRADUATE; I'VE SPENT SHORT AMOUNTS OF TIME IN JAIL AND ALSO WAS INCARCERATED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE STATE HOSPITAL DOWN THERE DUE TO DRUGS. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED AND I'M VERY LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Burkhart/Commonwealth's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Cheatham/Drug Court Graduate; :16]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=INVOLVED IN IT.]
[Talent=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


There are almost 400-drug courts nationwide.
Plans are in the works to add six more in the commonwealth.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


The American Heart Association is sending out a warning about health and obesity following reports that more than half of American adults are overweight.
Mika Brzezinski has details in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
HERE IS WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT YOU TO KNOW...IF YOU DON'T ALREADY: BEING OVERWIEGHT CAN GREATLY INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK.
VT=VO


((VO))
TO DRIVE HOME THE POINT... THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HAS NOW DECLARED OBESITY A MAJOR RISK FACTOR FOR HEART ATTACKS-- ALONG WITH SMOKING AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL.
THE GROUP ISSUED THIS NEW WARNING AFTER A STUDY REVEALED 54-PERCENT OF ADULTS..AND 25-PERCENT OF CHILDREN IN THE U-S ARE NOW OVERWIEGHT.//
VT=VO

((VO))
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVES THE FIRST URINE TEST FOR H-I-V, THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES AIDS.
THE MAKERS OF THE TEST SAY IT WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH BLOOD EXAMS...TO FINALLY GET THEMSELVES CHECKED.
OFFICIALS SAY THE PROCESS IS ALSO SAFER FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS BECAUSE IT ELIMINATES THE CHANCES OF BEING INFECTED BY NEEDLES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
BRAIN-TISSUE TRANSPLANTS COULD HELP SUFFERERS OF A DEADLY BRAIN DISORDER.
HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE KILLS NERVE CELLS IN THE BRAIN...CAUSING A LOSS OF MOTOR AND COGNITIVE SKILLS, AS WELL AS DEMENTIA.
THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE.
BUT BRITISH SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THEY CAN RESTORE SOME OF THE PATIENTS' ABILITIES... BY GRAFTING NEW TISSUE INTO THEIR BRAINS.
RESEARCHERS SAY SIMILAR EXPERIMENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL IN MONKEYS.
THE FINDINGS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL, NATURE MEDICINE.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll ad lib intro)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well from a ]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :15]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=If he was playing...hah ha ha]


[Steve Live]

[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel/kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


F-A-A officials head to Floyd County today to investigate yesterday's twin engine plane crash.
The plane carrying a pilot and his student nearly crashed into two homes before going down near Route 8.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Clinton administration is asking the Supreme Court not to rush a decision on the issue of attorney-client privilege.
At the same time, the White House has dropped claims of executive privilege in its efforts to keep top aides from testifying in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Vice President Gore heads to South Dakota tomorrow to get a first hand look at the devastation caused by a tornado that ravaged the town of Spencer.
Meanwhile, President Clinton has declared the region a federal disaster area.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday June 2nd.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [E-Floyd-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-43 TC 13:13]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Two people were injured but 2 homes were spared yesterday when a private plane crashed in a residential area of Floyd County.
The student pilot, Robert Anderson, is listed in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His instructor, Barry Hyde, is listed in critical condition in the hospital's neurotrauma unit.
The two were travelling from North Carolina to Lewisburg, West Virginia when they crashed near Route 8.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Weeks/Homeowner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :10]
[SUPER=07-Mitzi Weeks; :19]
[SUPER=07-Julius Dickerson; :41]
[SUPER=01-Robert Reed/Homeowner; 1:02 QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd Co.]

((
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[7:16:37]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was]

((RUTH WEEKS/HOMEOWNER:I WAS SPEECHLESS WHEN THEY TOLD ME DOWN AT THE ROAD THAT COULDN'T COME UP HERE AND I SAID, I LIVE UP THERE, IT'S TERRIBLE. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=it's terrible.]


Ruth Weeks was NOT at home but her daughter was when the twin engine plane crashed next to her home, in Floyd.
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[7:17:12]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was]

((MITZI WEEKS:I WAS MORE OR LESS SHOCKED, JUST WONDERING IF THEY WAS OK AND EVERYTHING, I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=what happened.]


Authorities are also trying to piece together what happened.
Two people were aboard the plane.
State police say the pilot alluded to engine failure.
Julius Dickerson was cutting hay in a nearby field when he noticed the pilot having trouble shortly before the crash.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He flew]

((JULIUS DICKERSON:HE FLEW OVER ME ABOUT, MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS UP IN THE AIR, AND HE STARTED TO TURN AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS COASTING AND HE STARTED TO COAST AND I THINK HE MUST HAVE CONTEMPLATED TRYING TO LAND IN MY HAYFIELDS AND HE WAS TOO HIGH FOR THAT. )) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=high for that.]


Robert Reed was the other homeowner impacted by the crash.
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[8:23:50]
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT REED/HOMEOWNER:I THINK THE LORD WAS LOOKING OUT AFTER US AND IT'S JUST A SHAME WHAT HAPPENED. )) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=were here.]

[TERESA SU]
State police or the civil air patrol are expected to remain at the crash scene-- until FAA officials arrive to begin their investigation. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd County. ))
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[2-Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Henry County man missing since Sunday has been found dead.
22-year old Mark Anthony Turner was fishing when friends left to get bait.
They returned to the large pond in Spencer and couldn't find Turner.
Dive teams spent much of the day searching for Turner before recovering his body yesterday.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says his death was accidental.

[E-Public-Works]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-32 49:32]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Flood waste from 1985 may account for drums found at the Roanoke City Public Works Service Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city has now completed a four-day dig that uncovered more than one thousand drums at the site.
All but 16 of the containers were empty, and the city's environmental consultant says they may have been buried there following the severe flooding in November, 1985.
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[SOT UB 16:50:25]
[IN Q=A large number of them]

((BREN HUGGINS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: A LARGE NUMBER OF THEM WERE OF VARIOUS SIZES, SHAPES, CONFIGURATIONS SUGGESTING MORE RANDOM SOURCES, WHICH WE THINK WOULD BE INDICATIVE OF THE TYPES OF DRUMS YOU WOULD PULL OUT OF A FLOOD CONDITION.))
[SUPER=01-Bren Huggins/Environmental Consultant;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=a flood condition.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The city must now determine if there was any soil or ground water contamination, but Huggins says he doesn't anticip

ate any widespread problems.[2-E-Long]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-31 1:14:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A mother will spend 3 months in jail for drinking and driving with her children in the car.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]

Four children were in the back of Patricia Long's car when she drove drunk and crashed in Botetourt COunty.
Her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
For that the judge took away Long's license and gave her a 30 day SUSPENDED jail sentence.
But she WILL serve three months of a three year jail sentence for endangering children.
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[E-Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-44 20:36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


One symbol in the battle against drunk driving will come to an end in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT from tape 96-97]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


The Mill Mountain Star has burned red following fatal traffic accidents that involved the use of drugs or alcohol.
But the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee has encouraged the city to discontinue the practice.
And yesterday, council agreed.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Committee members say the star is a unifying regional symbol that shouldn't be used to support any individual message.

[SPENCER-DOLE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


President Clinton has issued a disaster declaration for the tornado ravaged town of Spencer, South Dakota.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spencer, SD;]


That makes all sorts of federal aid available.
Meantime, donations of food, clothing and other supplies are pouring in from all over the nation.
Officials say they need money the most.
The weekend twister killed six and injured 150, about half of the population of Spencer.
American Red Cross chief Elizabeth Dole toured the town yesterday and promised help.
Vice President Gore is to visit Spencer tomorrow.
(----------------)




[2-EXECUTIVE-PRIVELEGE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


Kenneth Starr has until this afternoon to answer the latest White House motion in the Monica Lewinsky case.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton is asking the supreme court to wait until next fall to decide if his friend and aide, Bruce Lindsey, must testify before ken starr's grand jury.
Yesterday, the presidents lawyers dropped the claim of executive privilege.
Instead, they argued Lindsey shouldn't have to testify on the grounds of attorney-client privilege.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CHARLES RUFF//WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL:THE PRESIDENT HAS INVOKEDPRINCIPLE WORTH FIGHTING FOR, FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. ))
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/White House Counsel;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision Thursday.
(----------------)



[WOODWARD-ATTORNEY]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Louise Woodward]


An attorney in the Louise Woodward case has been fired.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


Elaine Whitfield Sharp made headlines last week when she was pulled over for drunk driving.
But it's not the charges alone that led to her dismissal.
Whitfield Sharp reportedly told the state trooper who stopped her that she now believes Woodward is guilty of killing the infant left in her care.
Whitfield Sharp denies making the remarks.
Woodward was convicted of second degree murder but a judge reduced the conviction to manslaughter.
Both sides are appealing.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Tues.]
[RUNS=:54]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll ad lib intro)



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[SOT]
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[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :10]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=as it really exists]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


What police say was a drug deal gone bad has now turned into a murder.
41-year old David W. Robertson was shot last Tuesday in Lynchburg.
He died Sunday at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Police have charged 18-year old Dale Lee Pughsley (PUGS-lee) with murder and two counts of attempted robbery.

Several others are being sought for questioning.[E-Drug-Court]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a graduation exercise, but not of the garden variety kind.
Roanoke's drug court, the first of its kind in the state, has been in business since 1995.
Convicted nonviolent drug offenders who complete the program get a second chance at life.
And as David Johnson explains, some take full advantage of the opportunity.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It taught me]
[SUPER=01-Emmett Lambert/Drug Court Graduate; :18]
[SUPER=01-Diane Strickland/Roanoke Circuit Court Judge; :36]
[SUPER=@David1; :55]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=human lives]
(([NAT SOUND=16:29:58]

[RUNS:04] ((IT TAUGHT ME HOW TO PICK MY SELF ESTEEM UP.))
Emmett Lambert is one of several people to reclaim his life with the help of the drug court.
The program pushes participants to complete their education, secure employment and become otherwise productive citizens.
[SOT=16:52:55]
[IN Q=IT MADE ME]

((EMMETT LAMBERT/DRUG COURT GRADUATE; IT MADE ME MORE AWARE OF THE RESPONSIBILITY I HAVE AS A HUMAN BEING. NOT ONLY TO MY FAMILY BUT ALSO TO SOCIETY.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=TO SOCIETY.]


Once participants complete the program, the conviction is dropped and they get a fresh start on life.
Officials say the drug court is also pretty light on the wallets of tax payers.
[SOT=16:48:45]
[IN Q=WE HAVE BEEN]

((DIANE STRICKLAND/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE; WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RUN THE PROGRAM ON APPROXIMATELY A FIFTH OF WHAT IT WOULD COST TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE INCARCERATED FOR THE SAME 12 MONTH PERIOD THAT WE ARE KEEPING THEM IN THE PROGRAM. BUT PERHAPS EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN THE DOLLARS AND CENTS, THE REAL SAVINGS COMES IN TERMS OF THE HUMAN LIVES.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=THE HUMAN LIVES.]))

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ))

[NAACP-Plea]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
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[TAPE#98-39]
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The plea agreement between Louis Ceparano and Grayson County prosecutors may have been accepted by the victim's family, but not the state branch of the N-double-A-C-P.
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According to the terms of his Alford plea, the 43-year old admitted there was sufficient evidence to convict him, but did not plead guilty to burning and decapitating Garnett Johnson.
The crime has been considered a hate crime by the N-double-A-C-P, which questions the circumstances of the agreement.
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((SALIN KHALFANI/NAACP; THE NAACP IS CONCERNED WEATHER BLACK DEFENDANTS IN THESE SITUATIONS HAVE THE SAME OPTIONS OR IF THE VICTIM HAD BEEN WHITE WOULD THOSE OPTIONS BEEN AVAILABLE SO IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL BE MONITORING ON AN ONGOING BASIS. ))
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Khalfani(Call-Fah-nee) says the agreement is "unprecedented".
He says there are questions that Grayson County Prosecutor J.D. Bolt needs to answer.
According to the civil rights group, there are bigger ramifications that have yet to be examined.
Emmett Cressell Junior now faces capital murder charges in the wake of Ceparano's plea agreement.
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Now to a strange story out of Campbell County.
Friends, neighbors, and authorities are concerned about a family that has mysteriously disappeared.
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42-year old Jagjeet Singh (jag-JEET SING) and his wife own and operate this convenience store on Timberlake Road.
They closed the business for Memorial Day, but they haven't re-opened since.. and no one's heard from from the couple and their three young daughters since then.
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((INVEST. L.T. GUTHRIE/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HAVE NO REASON TO SUSPECT FOUL PLAY, JUST THAT IT'S UNUSUAL FOR A STORE OWNER TO DISAPPEAR WITHOUT GIVING ANY NOTICE TO THE EMPLOYEES OR THE VENDORS THAT SUPPLY THEIR MERCHANDISE AND SO FORTH, SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO LOCATE THEM TO VERIFY THAT THEY ARE OKAY.))
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Guthrie says the family reportedly was headed to Kings Dominion last Monday.
The F-B-I is assisting in the investigation.
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To sports, Salem went into last night's game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on a winning streak.
But will that streak continue?
Mike Stevens has the answer.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
The body of a man reported missing in Henry County Sunday has been found.
Dive teams pulled the body of 22-year old Mark Anthony Turner out of a large pond in Spencer.
Authorities say Turner was fishing with friends when the accident happened.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A plane crashed between two homes in Floyd County yesterday, sending a flight instructor and his student to the hospital.
Police say the student pilot indicated engine trouble before the crash- he is listed in stable at Roanoke Memorial.

The instructor is listed in critical condition.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Botetourt County mother will go to jail for drinking, driving, and endangering children.
Patricia Long's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when she crashed her car with four children in the back seat.
Long will serve a three month sentence for child endangerment.
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