[Headlines]

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[VO-NAT]


He dangled for hours from a Mountain in Washington State, but in the end a climber could not survive an avalanche.
Five other climbers did survive.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Virginia workers whose jobs depend on tobacco denounce tobacco legislation in Richmond.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a rough evening of thunderstorms, you're waking up to widespread clouds and fog.
A warm front will bring hot temperatures, and a chance of a few more showers and thunderstorms.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-32 59:10]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


It was called the Unity Summit.
Yesterday more than 500 tobacco workers and politicians converged in Richmond to take a stance in the national tobacco debate.
Governor Jim Gilmore planned the event to send a message to Congress: don't forget the workers.
Christy Hubley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Harlan Young makes the machines]
[SUPER=01-Harlan Young/Machinist; :03]
[SUPER=01-C. D. Bryant/Concerned Friends of Tobacco; :27]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Herndon/Leaf Processor; :55]
[SUPER=@christy1;1:21]
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[OUT Q=CH, N7, Richmond]

(( Harlan Young makes the machines that make cigarettes.
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[SOT 1:53:24-:31]
[IN Q=If the tobacco industry]

((HARLAN YOUNG/MACHINIST: IF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY GOES UNDER WE DON'T FEEL LIKE THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY JOBS OUT THERE THAT ARE GOING TO BE COMPATIBLE TO WHAT WE HAVE NOW.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=what we have now.]


Philip Morris and Dimon employees in the audience have the very same concern.
C-D Bryant, a tobacco grower in Pittsylvania County, sat on the governor's panel.
He relayed his frustration with the 17-percent quota cut farmers experienced this year-- and says it might only get worse.
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[SOT 04:21-:38]
[IN Q=Can you imagine a state]

((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: CAN YOU IMAGINE A STATE, A BUSINESS, OR ONE'S PERSONAL INCOME TAKING A 17% DECLINE? THE SAD FACT IS THE TOBACCO GROWERS COULD FACE CONTINUED DECLINE IN PRODUCTION FORCING MANY FARMERS TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=out of business.]


While Congress hammers out a national tobacco settlement, people like Barbara Herndon of Danville say their lives hang in the balance.
And she doesn't think leaders in Washington know she exists.
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[SOT 27:38-:51]
[IN Q=If they pass]

((BARBARA HERNDON/LEAF PROCESSOR: IF THEY PASS SOME OF THE LEGISLATION THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THEY SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW THE DAMAGE THEY CAN DO TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. I THINK THE WHOLE DEBATE IS ABOUT MONEY AND ABOUT CONTROL. (CHEERS) )) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=about control. (cheers)]

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#Net-P]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Not everyone was welcome at yesterday's Unity Summit.
The Virginia chapters of the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society wanted to attend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But Governor Jim Gilmore made it clear he had just one agenda yesterday.
In response to questions about the Gilmore administration's analysis of the McCain bill for HEALTH --
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[SOT tape two 12:36:30]
[IN Q=They are]

((GOV. GILMORE: THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON JOBS.))
[SOT]

((ANNE DONLEY/GROUP TO ALLEVIATE SMOKING IN PUBLIC: THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO WOULD STAND TO LOSE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IF THEY LOST THEIR JOBS. I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYBODY TALK ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST A MAJOR WAGE EARNER IN THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE THAT PERSON WAS ADDICTED TO TOBACCO OR THAT PERSON BREATHED SOMEONE ELSE'S SMOKE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Donley/"Alleviate Smoking in Public"; :05]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=someone else's smoke.]
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[vo-nat]
C-SPAN taped the tobacco summit and plans to air it in the next few days.

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


Another strike has hit general motors, one that could cripple much of the automakers' North American production.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]

[NA039 4 AM]
Workers at a key parts plant in Flint, Michigan walked out last night.
The Delphi Plant makes parts for most G-M car and truck plants in the U-S, Canada and Mexico.
The strike that began june 5th has already forced the layoff of nearly 25 thousand workers, from various plants across the country.
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[avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A high stakes, high altitude rescue operation was unable to save the life of a climber on Mount Rainier (ruh-NEER') in Washington state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. Rainier, WA;]

[na026]
As many as 12 climbers were swept away by an avalanche yesterday. eleven were rescued, but one man died after dangling for hours from a rope some eleven thousand feet above sea level.
None of the other climbers was seriously hurt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there is no one else up ]

(( MARIA GILLETT/MOUNT RAINIER SPOKESPERSON; THERE IS NO ONE ELSE UP ON THE MOUNTAIN THAT I KNOW OF.. THAT IS STILL IN DANGER. ))
[SUPER=01-Maria Gillett/Mt. Rainier Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on the mountain.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities blame the recent warm springtime weather for the avalanche.
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[E-Bird]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal jury says Bland County's School Board must pay up to the tune of 77-thousand dollars.
That's the judgement won by a high school math teacher.
Thomas N. Bird was beaten during a confrontation with a student three years ago.
Bird convinced a federal jury this week that he was fired without a fair hearing.
Bird received 72- thousand dollars in lost wages, and another 5-thousand to compensate for "emotional distress and humiliation."
He had asked for a million.[E-Hartman]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-39 55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Hartman]


A mainstay in the Roanoke business community has died.
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[Vo-NAT]
Lee Hartman, Senior, was still President of the Lee Hartman and Sons electronics store he started in 1956.
Hartman died yesterday morning.
He was born in October, 1900 in Medley... a neighborhood just over the city line at Peters Creek and Cove Roads.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


HIS parents owned a general store there.
Hartman was one of the last living members of The Roanoke 1900 Club.

He was 97. [1-Sports]


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


In Carolina League Action, the Salem Avalanche loses at home to Prince WIlliam with a final of 2-6.
Steve Mason has highlights from last night's game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alright folks]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=next sports segment.]



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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[E-Milk-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-38 51:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nearly 2-thousand gallons of milk flooded a Montgomery County roadway and nearly contaminated a creek yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


A tractor trailer carrying the milk overturned on Camp Carysbrook Road around nine thirty in the morning.
The driver told authorities he was trying to avoid another car when he ran off the side of the road.
He was later charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
A portion of the milk spilled into a nearby creek.
Crews were called in to clean the spill out of concern the milk would spoil and possibly harm the fish.
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[E-School-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-41]
[GRAPHIC=education]


Debate over school prayer continues, even after Congress voted down a proposed amendment to the Constitution last week that would have allowed organized prayer in school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The controversial subject is on the minds of some area high school students as they graduate.
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[SOT 12.11.35]
[IN Q= If they are]

((KIM KAYS/ PATRICK HENRY HS GRADUATE: IF THEY ARE OF A DIFFERENT RELIGION AND THEY DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE THEN THEY DON'T HAVE TO BUT OTHERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO))
[OUT Q= the right to]
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[SOT12.20.06]
[IN Q= In the Constitution]

((SCOTT KATZ/PATRICK HENRY HS GRADUATE: IN THE CONSTITUTION NOW IT STATES THAT A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE AND THAT GIVES EVERYONE A RIGHT TO PRACTICE WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND ITS NOT RIGHT BRINGING PRAYER INTO THE SCHOOL OR SCHOOL GROUND OR ANY CITY OFFICIAL THING.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Kays/Patrick Henry H. S. Graduate;:00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Katz/Patrick Henry H. S. Graduate;:11]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q= city official thing]
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[VO-NAT]


It's graduation time throughout the area.
Yesterday the civic center hosted graduation ceremonies for both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, findings that could help scientists in the fight against tuberculosis.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((CAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
SCIENTISTS CRACK A SECRET CODE THAT'S BEEN PUZZLING THEM FOR YEARS.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS IN FRANCE AND BRITAIN SAY THEY'VE UNRAVELED THE GENETIC CODE OF A BACTERIUM THAT CAUSES TUBERCULOSIS.
THEY HOPE THE FINDINGS WILL HELP THEM DEVELOP NEW DRUGS...
AND EVENTUALLY, A VACCINE FOR THE INFECTIOUS LUNG DISEASE.
T-B KILLS MORE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.. THAN MALARIA AND AIDS COMBINED.//
VT=VO

((vo))
POLITICIANS ARE URGING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO FINALLY RECOGNIZE ILLNESSES UNIQUE TO GULF WAR VETERANS.
SOLDIERS CLAIM EXPERIMANTAL DRUGS GIVEN TO THEM DURING THE WAR.. HAVE LEFT THEM WITH SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS.
NOW, TWO NEW BILLS ARE BEFORE CONGRESS.
THEY WOULD FORCE THE GOVERNEMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE GULF WAR ILLNESS... AND PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO TROOPS EVER AGAIN.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A NEW STUDY HAS BEGUN ON HUMAN ALCOHOL ADDICTION... BUT THE TEST SUBJECTS AREN'T HUMANS-- THEY'RE FRUIT FLIES.
YES THAT'S RIGHT... RESEARCHERS AT U-C SAN FRANCISCO ARE OBSERVING FRUIT FLIES GETTING DRUNK.
NOW YOU MAY BE WONDERING "WHAT ARE THESE SCIENTISTS DRINKING?"
BUT THEY SAY THEY'VE FOUND A GENE ...NICKNAMED CHEAPDATE... THAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE FLIES TO GET DRUNK.
RESEARCHERS BELIEVE A SIMILAR GENE MAY ALSO BE IN HUMANS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON. CBS NEWS, NEW YORK ))
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[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


An avalanche has killed one climber and injured five others on Washington's Mt. Rainier (RUH-neer).
Park officials say the man dangled in a crevasse for several hours and died from severe trauma.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


About 500 union leaders and workers whose jobs depend on tobacco gathered in Richmond yesterday to denounce legislation that would raise taxes on cigarettes.
Governor Gilmore and several other political and labor leaders signed a petition urging Congress and President Clinton to reject the tax increase that they say would put tens of thousands of people out of work.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And former vice president Dan Quayle was in Blacksburg yesterday stumping for Radford Opthalmologist Joe Barta, the Republican challenger to Congressman Rick Boucher.
Boucher has represented the 9th District in southwest Virginia since 1982.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 10th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Virginia-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE# net-q]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire;]


The debate continues on Capitol hill on the massive tobacco bill.
Yesterday the Senate again rejected the idea of capping the fees of attorneys who sue tobacco companies.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Meantime, in the state's capital about 500 union leaders and workers whose jobs depend on tobacco gathered to denounce legislation that would raise cigarette taxes by a dollar and ten cents a pack.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BARBARA HERNDON/LEAF PROCESSOR: IF THEY PASS SOME OF THE LEGISLATION THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THEY SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW THE DAMAGE THEY CAN DO TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. I THINK THE WHOLE DEBATE IS ABOUT MONEY AND ABOUT CONTROL. (CHEERS) ))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Herndon/Leaf Processor;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=about cntrol. (cheers) ]
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[VO-NAT]

[net c from yesterday]
The proposed tax increase is part of Senator John McCain's bill now being debated in Congress.
The bill would cost tobacco companies 516 billion dollars over 25 years and allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate nicotine.
The national ``tobacco workers unity summit'' was organized by Governor Gilmore and Dan LeBlanc, president of the state A-F-L-C-I-O.
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[2-E-Sidebar-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#net-p]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Yesterday's gathering may have been called the Unity Summit, but not everyone was welcome.
The Virginia chapters of the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society were not present, but they say they WANTED to be at the summit.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But Governor Jim Gilmore made it clear he had just one agenda yesterday.
In response to questions about the Gilmore administration's analysis of the McCain bill for HEALTH --
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape two 12:36:30]
[IN Q=They are]

((GOV. GILMORE: THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON JOBS.))
[SOT]

((ANNE DONLEY/GROUP TO ALLEVIATE SMOKING IN PUBLIC: THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO WOULD STAND TO LOSE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IF THEY LOST THEIR JOBS. I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYBODY TALK ABOUT THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST A MAJOR WAGE EARNER IN THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE THAT PERSON WAS ADDICTED TO TOBACCO OR THAT PERSON BREATHED SOMEONE ELSE'S SMOKE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Donley/"Alleviate Smoking in Public"; :05]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=someone else's smoke.]
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[vo-nat]
C-SPAN taped the tobacco summit and plans to air it in the next few days.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#98-26 2:02:36]
[GRAPHIC=Quayle, Dan]


Former Vice President Dan Quayle made his way to Blacksburg yesterday.
Quayle was stumping for opthalmologist and Republican Joe Barta, who is challenging Rick Boucher's Congressional seat.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Barta/(R) Congressional Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :25]
[SUPER=@Trumbo; :33]
[SUPER=07-Dan Quayle; :46]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need]

((DR. JOE BARTA/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: WE NEED TO REPLACE HIM WITH SOMEBODY WHO CAN GO TO WASHINGTON AND REPRESENT OUR CORE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPALS AND VALUES FROM THE NINTH DISTRICT TO WASHINGTON D.C. ))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=washington, DC]


Dr. Barta recently secured the G-O-P nomination by defeating fellow republican, Patrick Muldoon who lost the last election to the incumbent congressman.
Since then, the Radford eye surgeon has been working to get his name out realizing going up against Boucher won't be easy.
Indeed many republicans believe bringing Dan Quayle into the campaign is the boost Barta needs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: IT GENERATES THE ENTHUSIASM THAT A CAMPAIGN IS REALLY ALL ABOUT AND NOT ONLY TO HAVE THE REPUBLICAN SUPPORT BUT ALSO THE INDEPENDENT SUPPORT THAT DAN QUAYLE BRINGS with IT.))
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[OUT Q=with it.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The American]

((DAN QUAYLE: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED BY WHAT THEY SEE, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE SCANDALS WHEN WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES, WE OUGHT TO BE WORKING TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAMILIES, TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS BETTER, OUR STREETS SAFER, OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE STRONGER. ))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=stronger.]


It was definitely a worthwhile fundraiser for the Radford republican with about 200 people turning out and paying a minimum of 25- dollars each for a chance to meet the former vice president.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))[Mine-Charges]


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


Federal authorities have arrested a mine superintendent in Buchanan County.
Authorities say 40-year-old Elster McClanahan of Vansant obstructed their investigation into a roof collapse that killed a coal miner.
If convicted, McClanahan could serve up to five years in prison, and be forced to pay a 250-thousand dollar fine.


[woodham]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-T]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The testimony continues this morning in the trial of Luke Woodham.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[COURTROOM SKETCHES]
Yesterday, against the advice of his attorneys, the Mississippi 17 year old took the witness stand to testify in his own defense.
[SUPER=03-Pearl, MS/October 1997;]


Woodham is on trial for killing two classmates at his high school in Pearl.
[SUPER=03-Hattiesburg, MS;]


Yesterday he testified that he shot them after becoming involved in satanism.
Woodham has already been convicted of killing his mother and has been sentenced to life in prison.
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[2-AVALANCHE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities in Washington state are blaming the recent warm springtime weather for an avalanche on Mount Rainier (ruh-NEER').
One man died yesterday after dangling from a rope off an icy cliff for several hours.
Five others were injured.
Brian Wood reports.
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[SOT]

[5:00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Mt. Rainier, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maria Gillett/Mt. Rainier Spokesperson; :38]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wood/Reporting; :48]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS, on Mt. Rainier.]

(( A DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS ENDS IN DISASTER FOR ADVENTURE SEEKERS... TRYING TO TACKLE THE GREAT MOUNT RAINIER.
AN AVALANCHE RIPPED THROUGH THE ICY CLIFFS THURSDAY... JUST AS CLIMBERS WERE APPARENTLY MAKING THEIR WAY DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.
SOME MANAGED TO HOLD ON USING THEIR ICE PICKS--
BUT OTHERS WERE SWEPT AWAY BY TONS OF FALLING SNOW.. AND LEFT DANGLING FROM ROPES AT 12-THOUSAND FEET.
ONE MAN DIED, AFTER HANGING ON FOR SEVERAL HOURS.
OFFICIALS SAY THE AVALANCHE WAS PROBABLY CAUSED BY RECENT WARM WEATHER.
AND EVEN THOUGH HAZARD WARNINGS FOR MOUNT RANIER PARK WERE NOT CONSIDERED HIGH, PARK RANGERS SAY THE LIKELIHOOD OF AN AVALANCHE SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON THE MINDS OF CLIMBERS:
MARIA GILLETT/ MT. RAINIER SPOKESPERSON
STANDUP: BRIAN WOOD)) [Birthdays]
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[out= back to you.]


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[E-Allen-Education]


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


The man expected to take over Virginia's higher education system today may consider cutting off funding to 2 black public colleges.
William Allen says Virginia should re-examine support of Virginia State University near Petersburg and Norfolk State University.
Allen tells "The Washington Post" that the value of the schools is less certain today since they were necessary when African-Americans were barred from other colleges.

[E-Boys-Home]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-42 27:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Covington Boys Home prides itself on providing a fresh start.
Boys who break the law at a young age or find themselves in the midst of serious family problems often end up at the home.
And officials there seize every opportunity to teach residents about success in life.
Stacey Martin has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That was a]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :00]
[SUPER=01-"Matt"/Boys Home Resident; :21]
[SUPER=01-Billy Rice/Assistant Programs Director; :48]
[SUPER=01-"Eric"/Boys Home Resident; :59]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:06]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Covington.]
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[SOT 15.39.21 - 15.39.25]

((nat sound)) [RUNS04]
That was a practice swing. But, soon Eric and 22 other teens from the Covington Boy's Home will be taking a crack at national competition at the Home Olympics.
It's an event that brings together nearly 300 youngsters with similar backgrounds.
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[SOT 15.13.46 - 15.13.59]
[IN Q=It gives me]

(("MATT"/BOYS HOME RESIDENT: IT GIVES ME SOME COMFORT KNOWING THAT I'M NOT ALONE. IT'S NOT JUST US--THERE'S OTHER PLACES IN THE US AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE THEY TRY AND HELP PEOPLE OUT WITH PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=out with problems.]


Administrators have become coaches in the past few weeks--perfecting swings and developing strategies.
But, they say they're really teaching these teens lessons for life-- about handling success and failure and being a team player.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15.54.23 - 15.54.36]
[IN Q=After it's over]

((BILLY RICE/ASST. PROGRAMS DIRECTOR: AFTER IT'S OVER IF YOU'VE GIVEN YOU'RE BEST EFFORT, HOW YOU REACT AND BEING A SPORTSMAN IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND WE'VE REALLY FOCUSED ON THAT WITH THE GUYS.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=with the guys.]
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[SOT 15.20.19 - 15.20.26]
[IN Q=Everybody on the]

(("ERIC"/BOYS HOME RESIDENT:I'VE BEEN HERE FOR FIVE YEARS AND THIS IS THE PLACE I CALL HOME AND IT FEELS GOOD FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT MY HOME ACROSS THE COUNTRY.)) [RUNS07]
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Athletes from the Covington Boys Home will have a chance to scoop the competition on both the varsity and junior varsity level.
They leave Sunday for the week-long event with competition beginning Monday.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Covington.))

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To sports now, the Washington Capitals lose game 2 against Detroit in their quest for the Stanley Cup.
Steve Mason has details on last night's showdown.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Governor Gilmore brought his tobacco summitt to Richmond yesterday.
It's purpose- to highlight the plight of tobacco workers as Congress negotiates a national tobacco settlement.
More than 500 workers and politicians showed up to show their support.
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But not everyone in Richmond agreed.
As Governor Gilmore argued the case of the workers, health officials declared their own agenda.
They said that although cut backs in the tobacco industry could cost workers their jobs, tobacco could cost smokers their health.
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A prominent politician made an appearance in Blacksburg yesterday.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle attended a fundraiser for Radford eye doctor Joe Barta, who is challenging Democrat Rick Boucher for the ninth district congressional seat.
Barta just recently secured the Republican nomination.
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The name, "Fancy Gap" might not strike you as a major tourist center right away--
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But for 25 years, the rural community along the Blue Ridge Parkway has been the setting of THIS resort.
Doe Run Lodge includes two- bedroom cottages and chalets, as well as swimming and tennis facilities.
Its general manager hopes other businesses come to the area to promote visits from out-of-towners and jobs for local residents.
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((JULIA GILLESPIE/DOE RUN GENERAL MANAGER: AND I REALLY SHOULD MENTION THE PEOPLE THAT WORK HERE. THEY LOVE IT. THEY LOVE WHAT THEY DO. AND THAT SHOWS WITH THE GUESTS. WE HAVE MANY LOCAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING HERE FOR A LOT OF YEARS. SO, IT'S THEIR PLACE. IT'S THEIR HOME.))
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You can visit INSIDE their "home" when we profile Doe Run Lodge
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in "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.
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