[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are searching a canyon in Utah this morning for two men suspected of killing a Colorado policeman.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Bedford County middle school student is accused of bringing a gun to school.
[TALENT=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[COP-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A massive manhunt intensifies this morning in Utah and Colorado after a police officer was shot and killed.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bluff, UT;]


Last night, one of three suspected cop killers was discovered dead in south-eastern Utah.
The body of the man was found shot to death hours after a Utah deputy was shot and wounded.
Officers from four states are combing the area trying to find the final two fugitives wanted for killing a colorado police officer and wounded two others in a shootout last Friday.
(----------------)




[Nichols-sentenced]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Terry Nichols]


The attorney for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols says he'll appeal the life sentence handed down to his client yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[court sketch]
Judge Richare Matsch (maych) had said he would consider a lesser sentence if Nichols revealed new information about the bombing, but Nichols refused to speak.
[SUPER=03-Denver;]


Relatives of people who died in the 1995 bombing are applauding the sentence.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( REPORTER: IF YOUR DAUGHTER'S LISTENING RIGHT NOW WHAT WOULD YOU WANT HER TO HEAR? DORIS JONES/VICTIM'S MOTHER :44 I THINK SHE'S LISTENING. I THINK SHE'S CERTAINLY LISTENING AND I THINK SHE'S SMILING BIG AND GOING THAT'S THE WAY MOM, YOU DID GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-]
[SUPER=01-Doris Jones/Victim's Mother; :44]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=you did good.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

Nichols' co-defendant in the case -- Timothy McVeigh -- has been sentenced to die for the bombing.
(----------------)


[STARR]


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


A set back for independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:14:45]
The Supreme court yesterday rejected his request for a fast ruling on whether White House lawyers and secret service agents must testify in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
The White House had been arguing that anything the Secret Service overhears or sees should be kept private and that White House lawyer Bruce Lindsey shouldn't have to testify because of attorney-client privilege.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MICHEAL McCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON: MR. LINDSEY, WHO IS THE GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY IN QUESTION, HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE OR PERJURY, SO THERE'S NO FACT TESTIMONY HERE THAT COULD BE OF ANY SERIOUS IMPORT TO MR. STARR. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to Mr. Starr.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clinton aide, Sidney Blumenthal went before the grand jury again yesterday.
But this time he wasn't protected by executive privilege. [yesterday's 4:17:41]
Monica lewinsky, meantime, has been busy meeting with her new defense team. It's still expected that her new lawyers will be pushing hard for that deal for immunity from prosecution.
(----------------)



[MS-SCHOOL-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


Closing arguments will be made today in the Mississippi trial of 17 year old Luke Woodham.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, Mississippi;]

[4:13:05]
Woodham is accused of fatally stabbing his mother last October.
Next week he's scheduled to go on trial for gunning down two classmates at his high school.
Woodham testified in his own defense yesterday and claimed he was driven by demons who told him he would be nothing if he didn't kill.
A defense medical expert testified that Woodham suffers from several psychological problems.
(----------------)



[E-Forest-Student]


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


POlice in Bedford County have charged a middle school student for allegedly bringing a gun to school this week.
The 12-year old boy attends Forest Middle School.
Students there reported seeing the boy with a .32- caliber revolver on school grounds on Monday.
The gun reportedly is owned by a family member. The boy's parents have cooperated fully with the police investigation.
He's charged with possessing a firearm on school property.

[5-Fleming-Search]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=598-26 57:20]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Another random drug and weapons search in Roanoke has turned up nothing illegal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Drug dogs checked cars in a parking lot at William Fleming High School, and officers used handheld metal detectors to search some students who arrived at the school by bus.
The metal detectors were also used at Breckenridge Middle School to check for the presence of weapons.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT UB 15:11:13]
[IN Q=Once again we're being]

((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: ONCE AGAIN WE'RE BEING PROACTIVE TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT THIS IS A ZERO TOLERANCE AREA AND TO USE THIS POLICY AND PROCEDURE AS A DETERRENT TO ANY KIND OF DRUG OR WEAPON USE ON CAMPUS.))
[SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=drug or weapon use on campus.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School officials say they expect to continue the unannounced searches when school resumes in the fall.
And they aren't precluding the possibility of another search before the end of this school year.

[5-Halifax-Jailer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-19 53:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


There was an admission of guilt in court yesterday from a former Halifax County jailer.
Jonathan Majors is accused of having oral sex with two female inmates.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Majors pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of sodomy.
He could face up to ten years in jail when he is sentenced in August.
Last year, two female inmates accused Majors and two other jailers of sexual misconduct.
All three men were fired, but there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
(----------------)



[Bathroom-Camera]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A former Roanoke Beauty supply store manager will spend five months in jail for hiding a camera in the women's restroom at the store.
A plea agreement kept Paul Aronson from having to serve a possible 1-year sentence.
Police searched Aronson's home after an employee discovered the camera in the ceiling of B-and-H Beauty and Barber Supply in February.
Several tapes were seized from Aronson's home, one showing a female customer partially undressed.



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a Patrick Henry football standout is headed to Fork Union Military Academy in the fall.
Mike Stevens has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=later on this morning.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Arlene Carter-Pounds/Poet; :22]
[SUPER=12-Martinsville; :40]
[RUNS=2:29]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[5-Monty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#598-17 1:00:35]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A young girl and her sister escaped serious injury yesterday after the pickup truck they were riding in flipped over in Blacksburg.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


It took rescue workers over half an hour to free 11-year-old Natalie Walters from the wreckage.
Police say her older sister pulled into the path of a Chevy Lumina which struck the pick-up and caused it flip over.
It happened on Hightop road, around noon.
16-year old Meredith Walters was charged with failure to yield the right of way.
The driver of the other car, Drema (Wah) Waugh, is also expected to make a full recovery.
(----------------)


[5-10th-Street-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=598-24 27:14]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A truck crash in Roanoke forced a man to spend part of his birthday in the hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Witnesses say Stephen Oliphant (Ahli-font) was travelling well above the posted 35-mile an hour speed limit when he wrecked his truck.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=14:01:27]
[IN Q=TRIED TO MAKE]

((DARRELL ROGERS/WITNESS; TRIED TO MAKE THAT CURVE AT TENTH AND FAIRFAX. I GUESS HE WAS GOING TOO FAST AND HE JUST LOST CONTROL RIGHT THERE. HE TRIED TO REGAIN CONTROL AND IT NEVER DID HAPPEN. HE HIT THAT EMBANKMENT RIGHT THERE AND FLIPPED THE TRUCK IN FRONT OF BOOTH'S GARAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Darrell Rogers/Witness; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=BOOTH'S GARAGE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Oliphant was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what police describe as non-life-threatening injuries.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


To medical news now, a recent study shows that millions of older American women are addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol.
Melinda Wittstock reports in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Wittstock/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MELINDA WITTSTOCK

((ON CAMERA))
GOOD MORNING.
A STUDY EXPOSES A DIRTY, LITTLE SECRET CONCERNING OLDER WOMEN AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
((VO))
RESEARCHERS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SAY MILLIONS OF AMERICAN WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 59... ARE ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL OR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS: 7-PERCENT OF ALL MATURE WOMEN HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM.
AND 11-PERCENT ARE HOOKED ON PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS.
THE REPORT SAYS MANY OF THESE WOMEN ARE NOT GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED... BECAUSE DOCTORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OFTEN FAIL TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS.//
VT=VO

((VO))
WOMEN ARE SHELLING OUT MORE FOR MEDICAL COSTS THAN MEN... EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY BE JUST AS HEALTHY.
A CANADIAN STUDY SAYS WOMEN'S BILLS ARE USUALLY HIGHER BECAUSE OF PRE-NATAL CARE AND CHILDBEARING EXPENSES.
EXPERTS SAY DISEASES COMMONLY FOUND IN WOMEN ARE ALSO MORE EXPENSIVE TO TREAT... THAN ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH MEN.//
VT=VO

((VO))
AND YOU KNOW THE SAYING... AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.
WELL, APPARENTLY THE SAME CAN'T BE SAID FOR RAW EGGS?
THE U-S AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT SAYS NEARLY 900-THOUSAND AMERICANS BECOME SICK EACH YEAR... AFTER EATING EGGS CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA.
AND MANY OF THOSE CASES OFTEN GO UNREPORTED.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE BEST WAY TO AVOID THE DANGEROUS BACTERIA... IS TO EAT EGGS THAT ARE FULLY COOKED.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MELINDA WITTSTOCK, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=12-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=13-Arlene Carter-Pounds/Poet; :14]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=they talk about me]

[2-shot]
[Steve Live]
(ad libs weather)

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


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


The manhunt is underway this morning in a Utah canyon for two of three suspects in last week's murder of a Colorado police officer. A Utah sheriff says the body of the third suspect was found Thursday evening.
He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

A setback for Kenneth Starr.
For now, the Supreme Court has decided not to rule on whether a presidential aide and Secret Service employees must testify before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
An appeals court will issue a ruling.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Roanoke schools continue with their weapons and drug searches.
Drug-sniffing dogs were brought onto the parking lot of William Fleming High School yesterday.
The search turned up nothing illegal.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Friday June 5th.
[anchor=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-cop-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Utah town of 300 was evacuated last night after one of three suspected cop killers was found shot to death.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bluff, UT;]


Authorities in Bluff, Utah say he died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound and had a lot of explosives on him.
The discovery came just hours after a Utah Sheriff's deputy was shot and seriously wounded.
Authorities from four states are not searching for the other two fugitives wanted for killing a colorado police officer and wounding two others during a shootout one week ago.
(----------------)



[2-Nichols-sentenced]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Terry Nichols]


Terry Nichols' attorney vows to appeal the life sentence sentence handed down to his client yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[court sketch]
Judge Richare Matsch (maych) had said he would consider a lesser sentence if Nichols revealed new information about the bombing, but Nichols refused to speak.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( PATRICK RYAN/PROSECUTOR: TERRY NICHOLS, TIM MCVEIGH HAD BEEN DECLARED AND RIGHTFULLY SO, "ENEMIES OF OUR CONSTITUTION." THEY HAVE BEEN DEFEATED. THEIR PLOT FAILED. ))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Ryan/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THEIR PLOT FAILED.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver;]


Before yesterday's ruling Judge Mastch (maych) heard from a dozen people whose lives were shattered by the 19-95 bombing.
(----------------)


[E-Fleming-Search]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-42 18:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City schools made good on their promise yesterday --
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

to continue random searches for weapons and drugs. Drug-sniffing dogs were brought onto the parking lot of William Fleming High School.
The search was unannounced by school officials.
Like the first search in April at Patrick Henry High School, the latest one turned up nothing illegal.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


In addition, the school system used handheld metal detectors to check for weapons at William Fleming and at Breckenr

idge Middle School. Officials say they expect the searches to continue.[2-E-Forest-Student]


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


The weapons search in Roanoke may have turned up nothing, but in Bedford County, police say a middle school student brought a gun to class early this week.
The 12-year old boy attends Forest Middle School.
He's charged with possessing a firearm on school property.
Fellow students reported seeing the boy with a .32- caliber revolver on school grounds on Monday.
His parents are cooperating fully with the police investigation.
The gun reportedly is owned by a family member.

[E-Drug-Raid]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-40 47:38]
[GRAPHIC=drug bust marijuana]


Two recent raids in Danville turned up drugs, guns, and large amounts of money.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Yesterday, Danville police displayed what they seized during two drug raids Wednesday night.
You're looking a three pounds of marijuana, ten guns, more than two-thousand dollars in drug money.
No arrests were made-- but charges are pending against five people.
Danville's police chief says tips from neighbors helped lead them to these drugs.
(----------------)



[E-Halifax-Jailer]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-19 53:58]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Halifax COunty jailer may soon learn what life is like on the other side of the prison bars.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Jonathan Majors pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of sodomy.
He admits to having oral sex with two female inmates.
The women filed criminal complaints last year against Majors and two other jailers.
But there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
He could face up to ten years in jail when he's sentenced in August.
(----------------)







[2-STARR]


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


Kenneth Starr has suffered a legal setback in his Monica Lewinsky investigation.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:14:45]
The Supreme court yesterday said no to Starr's request for a quick decision on whether three secret service agents and a presidential aide should be forced to testify.
The White House had been arguing that anything the Secret Service overhears or sees should be kept private and that White House lawyer Bruce Lindsey shouldn't have to testify because of attorney-client privilege.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MICHEAL McCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON: MR. LINDSEY, WHO IS THE GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY IN QUESTION, HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE OR PERJURY, SO THERE'S NO FACT TESTIMONY HERE THAT COULD BE OF ANY SERIOUS IMPORT TO MR. STARR. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to Mr. Starr.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Clinton aide, Sidney Blumenthal went before the grand jury again yesterday.
But this time he wasn't protected by executive privilege. [yesterday's 4:17:41]
Monica lewinsky, meantime, has been busy meeting with her new defense team. It's still expected that her new lawyers will be pushing hard for that deal for immunity from prosecution.
(----------------)


[E-School-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba/jmc]
[TAPE#=Net c]
[GRAPHIC=Washington DC]


Attempts to make praying in school a Constitutional amendment have failed.
(---------------)

[Vo NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


The House of Representatives yesterday voted down an attempt to legalize prayer in public schools 224 to 203.
That was 66 votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to add the bill to the constitution.
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Among Virginia's congressmen, Democrat Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte voted for school prayer.
Democrat Rick Boucher voted against it.



[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Fri.]
[RUNS=:48]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on News 7]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Arlene Carter-Pounds/Poet; :18]
[SUPER=12-Martinsville; :42]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=Reading in a different way]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[e-Parole-Board]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia]


Governor Jim Gilmore has taken three black members off of Virginia's five member parole board.
All three were appointed by former Governor George Allen.
Their terms had NOT expired.
In their places, he appointed two black members and a white member.
Wythe County Sheriff Wayne Pike is one of the new appointees.
Pike and his colleagues will govern when inmates who commited crimes before parole was abolished in 1995 are set fre

e.[E-Abstinence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-45 22:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's Democratic Party is calling for an investigation into a state contract by a P-R campaign promoting sexual abstinence.
THIS station, W-D-B-J, submitted a proposal to be a "partner station" with the state on the "Not Me, Not Now" abstinence campaign.
Our competitor, W-S-E-T, won the contract in this TV market.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 22;]


Now an article in The Washington Post about whether a state-contracted P-R firm demanded NEWS coverage as part of the package- has the Gilmore administration on the defensive.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:08:41]
[IN Q=We believe]

((CLAUDE ALLEN/SECT'Y OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: WE BELIEVE THAT ABSTINENCE IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH AND NEWSWORTHY ENOUGH THAT THE STATION WOULD WANT TO COVER IT ANYWAY. SO THERE'S NO ISSUE HERE WITH REGARDS TO WHETHER THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE NEWS. THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN, HAS NOT HAPPENED HERE, AND WOULD NOT HAPPEN UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION.))

[SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Health & Human Res. Sec.;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=this administration.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


But in our station's negotiations, W-D-B-J was asked to provide 30-thousand dollars in paid ads, but a total of 90-thousand dollars in "value," which could include public service announcements and news coverage.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


We said we would NOT promise any news coverage.
The P-R firm told our public affairs director, Kelly Zuber, that W-S-E-T won the contract because of the "overwhelming" amount of news coverage that station offered.
W-S-E-T has NO comment on the matter.

[E-SOL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Virginia schoolkids took the new Standard of Learning tests last year.
They took them "for real" this year.
But the state has yet to decide what's a passing score.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Gilmore administration's top education officials said today they'll appoint two committees to decide what the passing scores should be on the S-O-L tests.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE ONE 10:28:19]
[IN Q=But this]

((BILL BOSHER/STANDARD SETTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE: BUT THIS IS ABOUT HOW FAR AND HOW FAST. AND WE CAN USE LOTS OF METAPHORS WHETHER IT'S RUNNING OR READING. THERE ARE MEDICAL AND ATHLETIC ANALOGIES. BUT IN REALITY, THIS IS THE CRITICAL PROCESS OF SAYING WHAT DO WE ACCEPT AS BEING PROFICIENT?))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bosher/Standard Setting Advisory Com.;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=being proficient?]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Former superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Bosher (BOH-shur) will head up a diverse advisory committee to oversee an committee of teachers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 10:54:04]
[IN Q=You'll]

((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: YOU'LL HAVE MORE PEOPLE BUYING INTO WHAT IS GOING ON. AND CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SECOND-GUESSING THOSE PROFESSIONALS.))
[SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Assoc.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=those professionals.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@FILE;]


The passing scores will be decided finally in October.
"School report cards" will go out next spring.
Schools with a certain percentage of failing students could lose state accreditation in the year 2004.
(-------0---------)


[5-Rail-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#598-22 39:05]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Merger]


Day three of hearings is set to begin in Washington concerning Norfolk Southern and C-S-X's takeover of Conrail.
Yesterday Norfolk Southern's chairman responded to concerns about the railroad's plans for a safe merger.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


David Goode faced some tough questions from regulators and unions. Both want assurances that Norfolk Southern and C-S-X will go the extra mile when it comes to safety.
For his part Goode praised his railroad's record and he said teams have been working for the past year to make sure the merger with Conrail is a smooth one.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Norfolk Southern]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C.E.O.;]
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[OUT Q= continue post-Conrail.]
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Goode says he has every reason to expect the merger will go through on Monday.
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[E-AIDS]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[TAPE#=98-47 12:21]
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Local AIDS activists say the new AIDS vaccine will NOT end the H-I-V epidemic, but it is a powerful weapon in the fight against the virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Testing will begin as early as this month on five thousand volunteers in the United States.
H-I-V Information Specialist Robert Morrow says the testing is limited to large cities right now, but most likely will expand into areas like Roanoke in the future.
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[IN Q=The information]

((ROBERT MORROW/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VA:THE INFORMATION I'VE READ SO FAR SAYS THEY WILL LOOK AT EXPANDING THIS TRIAL LATER ON PROBABLY AFTER THEY SEE THE INITIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VACCINE AND THEY'LL LOOK AT DOING A WIDER STAGE TRIAL LATER ON.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/AIDS Council of Western VA]
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[OUT Q=later on.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the first human tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration for an AIDS vaccine.
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[5-Lottery-Winner]


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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=598-16 57:20]
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Word that a Southside convenience store sold one of the winning tickets from a 25-million-jackpot had phones ringing off the hook at the store yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway;]


E-Z Stop store manager Kathy Waller says local residents want to know who the lucky person is.
Store employees are all a-buzz about having sold a winner.
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[SOT=11:00:56 - 11:00:45]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'S]

((PATRICIA PALMER/STORE CLERK; I THINK IT'S GREAT. I THINK IT'S TIME WE FINALLY GOT A WINNER AS MANY TICKETS AS WE SELL.)) ((PAMELA LAPRADE/STORE CLERK; MOST OF THE WINNERS COME FROM AREAS THAT PLAY MORE. WE SELL MORE OF THE DAILY NUMBERS THAN WE DO LOTTERY. SO IT'S GREAT TO FINALLY HAVE ONE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Palmer/Store Clerk; :00 QUICKLY!!]
[SUPER=01-Pamela LaPrade/Store Clerk; :05]
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[OUT Q=HAVE ONE HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia lotto officials say the Ridgeway winner selected the annual payout and will receive 12.2 million dollars over the next 25 years.
But the person has not come forward.
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[SOT=10:57:25]
[IN Q=I WOULD THINK]

((CLIFF HUGHES/HENRY CO. LOTTO REP.; I WOULD THINK HE'S DISCUSSING THE FINANCIAL SITUATION WITH HIS FAMILY AND PROBABLY HIS TAX CONSULTANT AND LIKE THAT BEFORE HE COMES FORWARD WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hughes/Henry Co. Lottery Rep.; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=WITH IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The other winning ticket was purchased in Fairfax.
The loot could have been split three ways.
A Ridgeway man had played the same numbers that won at the E-Z Stop for the past two years.
Wednesday night though, he didn't buy a ticket.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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To sports now, big news on the hardwater... The Washington Caps will take their first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup finals.
Mike Stevens has highlights from last night's faceoff with the Buffalo Sabres.
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[OUT Q=take care everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
A Bedford County middle school student was arrested for allegedly bringing a .32-caliber revolver to school Monday.

The gun reportedly belongs to a family member. The Forest Middle School student is charged with posessing a firearm on school property.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Drug dogs were at work yesterday at William Fleming High School in Roanoke.
The dogs sniffed cars in the parking lot as part of a series of random and unannounced searches.
The search turned up nothing, and officials say they expect them to continue.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A former Halifax County prison gaurd pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of sodomy.
Jonathan Majors admits to having oral sex with two female inmates.
The women filed the charges last year against Majors and two other gaurds- but there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
He could face up to ten years in jail.
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[Promo]


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[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off OTS]
Mountain music demonstrations, stone ground cornmeal, and old rustic cabins---


All part of the historic landscape at Mabry Mill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Meadows of Dan;]


The Blue Ridge Parkway landmark is one of the last mills of its kind in this area.
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[SOT 11:36:23]
[IN Q=These used to be]

((WENDELL SUTPHIN/MABRY MILL OPERATOR: THERE USED TO BE A LOT OF MILLS, BUT THEY GOT SOLD. THEY BURNT DOWN, OR SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THEM, NEVER DID KEEP THEM UP.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Sutphin/Mabry Mill Operator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=did keep them up]
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[VO-NAT]


But for 14 years now, Sutphin's been keeping the big wheel turning at Mabry Mill.
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[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[graphic=TIME OFF FULL SCREEN]


You can come along for a visit in this week's "Time Off" segment.
Kimberly McBroom will have that tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.
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[2 shot=Mel/SPA]
(Steve ad lib weather and tease tomorrow)
[2-shot=Mel/Spa]
(ad lib bye)