[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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Roanoke firefighters battle a stubborn blaze at recycling plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a 14 year old will be charged as an adult for opening fire at his Richmond high school.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Another hot day, with temperatures forecast to reach the upper 80s.
The sky is fairly dry right now, but scattered thunderstorms are AGAIN a possibility by this afternoon.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]

[richmond-school]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-N]
[GRAPHIC=School shooting]


The 14-year-old boy charged with opening fire inside his Richmond high school yesterday will arraigned today.
He'll be charged as an adult with aggravated assault and using a firearm in a felony.
Jonathan Freed reports.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gooch/Richmond Police Department; :18]
[SUPER=01-Renee Massenburg/Student; :39]
[super=01-Chelsea Jones/Student; :47]
[super=01-Ofr. Ron Brown/Richmond Police Department; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=cbs news richmond.]

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(LOCATOR: RICHMOND, VA)


For the second time in less than a month, gunshots have rung out in a public school. Students at Armstrong High School were taking final exams when shots rang out. 74 year old volunteer Eloise Wilson and 45 year old history teacher Gregory Carter were caught in the crossfire.
Teresa Gooch, Deputy Chief, Richmond Police Dept. We've arrested a 14 year old, a student, and charged him with two counts....15:16:46
Carter, coach of the basketball team, may have been trying to break up a hallway argument when he was shot in the abdomen with a bullet meant for a student.
Renee Massenburg, Student There's a lot of fights in this school, towards the end of the year,lots of fights. He breaks them up.

SOT: Chelsea Jones, Student 13:33:37

He was more than a teacher, he was a father some us don't have, a friend..a great guy.
Police Officer Ron Brown patrols Armstrong High. He heard the shots.

SOT: Officer Ron Brown, Richmond Police Department

"I was told they went that way and I gave chase." 15:08:59
Though two students were apprehended and questioned, only one was arrested. Investigators to figure how a gun was in school in the first place and why aa fourteen year old would want to use it.
: Teresa Gooch, Deputy Chief, Richmond Police Department. When a Student comes into school with an automatic weapon something is on his mind...we have to investigate. 15:12:27

cbs news Richmond.))[E-Cycle-Fire]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-45 27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Smoke filled the skies over Roanoke early yesterday evening --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


making it difficult for firefighters to put out a blaze at a recylcing plant.
The smoke coming from Cycle Systems was visible for miles around.
Fire officials say it appears the blaze started in a large paper compactor.
It took several hours to extinguish the fire.
No one was injured.
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[E-Drowning]


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


Authorities say alcohol was definitely a factor in the drowning death of a man at Smith Mountain Lake Sunday.
The 40-year old Franklin County man was reportedly drinking with friends when he fell from a dock into the lake at Shoreline Marina.
Authorities say he was drunk at the time of his drowning, and foul play is NOT suspected.


[E-SML-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-38 54:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities released the identity of another man who died at the Lake Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


40-year Jon W. Cooper from Lynchburg was killed in a jet-ski crash.
Cooper's jet ski collided with another jet ski, ridden by 41-year old Moneta resident Gloria Purdue.
Purdue escaped without injuries.
Authorities say there are usually about 50-accidents at Smith Mountain Lake every year.
More than half of those involve individual watercraft such as jet skis.
Police are still investigating the crash.
But no charges are pending.
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[NATO]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-U]
[GRAPHIC=NATO]


It's Russia's turn to try and halt the bloodshed in Kosovo.
Today, Boris Yeltsin is meeting with Yugoslavian president (sloh-BOH-dah) (mee-LOH-shuh-vich) Slobodan Milosevic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Over Albania/Macedonia]


Their talks follow NATO military exercises yesterday aimed at sending a message to the serbs to end their violent crackdown against rebels.
Instead, Serbia responded by escalating its offensive.. reportedly attacking several villages.
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[STARR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-T]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


No comment from key attorney's associated with the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:19:56]
Yesterday they met behind closed doors with a federal court judge.
That meeting comes amid white house accusations that Kenneth Starr violated grand jury secrecy laws by leaking information about the case to reporters.
Starr denies any wrongdoing.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a showdown in the American League East as the Baltimore O's take on the New York Yankees.
Steve Mason has highlights from the diamond.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Dead-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98:41 45:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities in Pittsylvania County hope a cash reward will help them track down the suspect who poisoned nearly a dozen dogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Markham;]


There used to be 11 bird-dogs living in these kennels on Ben Davenport's farm in Markham.
Last month, a veterinarian confirmed they were poisoned when someone put antifreeze in their food.
Nine died-- two survived.
Davenport first noticed a problem when the dogs acted a bit sluggish.
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[SOT 2:06:04-:16]
[IN Q=It was real hot at that]

((BEN DAVENPORT: IT WAS REAL HOT AT THAT TIME. WE REALLY DIDN'T SUSPECT THAT THE DOGS WERE SICK UNTIL THE NEXT DAY AND THEN THE DOGS BEGAN TO HAVE LABORED BREATHING.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Davenport/Bannister Bend Farm;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=have labored breathing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The two surviving dogs are now being boarded in North Carolina.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is offering a 25-hundred dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.
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[E-Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-32 1:08:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the first time in 3 decades, employees of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department are headed to work in a new building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The two-million dollar facility is just south of the Bedford city limits.
Besides the new offices, it'll also house the county's 911 dispatch center which should go online this fall.
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[SOT 11:41:12]
[IN Q=We should have]

((BROWN: WE SHOULD HAVE, AND WHAT WE'RE EXPECTING IS BETTER COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF AREAS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE DEAD SPOTS WITH THE CURRENT RADIO SYSTEM AND THAT POSES A PROBLEM AND DANGER TO THE DEPUTIES AND TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=of the county.]
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[VO-NAT]


The old sheriff's department will be renovated and turned over to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail system.
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[E-Viagra]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-42 33:16]
[GRAPHIC=health insurance]


The popularity of Viagra hasn't been able to overshadow complaints that health insurance should cover birth control for women AS WELL AS the male impotency drug.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Advocates say insurance companies that pick up the tab for Viagra, should also pay for birth control.
Of the American insurance companies that cover prescriptive contraceptives, only one third cover birth control pills.

Planned Parenthood is lobbying congress to end what it calls an unequal preference.
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[SOT 14.11.17]
[IN Q= They are in]

((DAVID NOVA/PRESIDENT-PLANNED PARENTHOOD; THEY ARE IN ESSENCE COVERING AND ENABLING MEN TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SEX BUT THEY ARE DENYING WOMEN THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THAT UNWANTED PREGNANCIES THAT RESULT FROM THAT SEX.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q= from that sex]
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[VO-NAT]


Insurance companies in Virginia are required by law to include contraceptive coverage in at least one health plan.
But insurance companies say those plans are not popular with employers, leaving many Virginians without the coverage.
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[Health-Check]


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


In the meantime, researchers are already working on Viagra's predecessor.
Melinda Wittstock has details in today's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Wittstock/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MELINDA WITTSTOCK

((ON CAMERA))
GOOD MORNING.
THE IMPOTENCY PILL, VIAGRA, APPEARS TO BE SATISFYING MILLIONS OF USERS AROUND THE WORLD..
BUT THE DRUG'S MAKER SAYS THERE'S STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
PFIZER HAS ALREADY BEGUN WORK ON VIAGRA'S SUCCESSOR.
RESEARCHERS HOPE THIS SECOND VERSION WILL BE JUST AS POWERFUL AS THE FIRST -- BUT WITHOUT MANY OF THE SIDE EFFECTS.
VIAGRA CAN BE DEADLY WHEN COMBINED WITH CERTAIN HEART MEDICATIONS.
AND SOME PATIENTS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT HEADACHES AND BLURRED VISION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE NEW FAT SUBSTITUTE, OLESTRA, HAS ALSO COME UNDER FIRE FOR ITS POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS...
BUT NOW COMPANY OFFICIALS ARE FIRING BACK.
CONSUMER GROUPS SAY THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL REPORTS OF PEOPLE COMING DOWN WITH INTESTINAL PROBLEMS.. AFTER EATING POTATO CHIPS MADE WITH OLESTRA.
BUT THE PRODUCT'S MAKER SAYS NEW STUDIES SHOW OLESTRA CHIPS ARE NO MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE DIARRHEA OR STOMACH CRAMPS THAN REGULAR CHIPS.
PROCTER AND GAMBLE HAS TURNED OVER THE FINDINGS TO THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
AN FDA PANEL IS MEETING THIS WEEK TO EVALUATE THE FAKE FAT'S SAFETY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A DAMAGED HEART MAY NOT BE A LOST CAUSE.
RESEARCHERS AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY EXAMINED PATIENTS WHO WERE PLACED ON A MECHANICAL PUMP.. AS THEY WAITED FOR A HEART TRANSPLANT.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT DYING HEART CELLS WERE ABLE TO REJUVeNATE.. WHILE THE PUMP KEPT PATIENTS ALIVE.
DOCTORS HOPE THE FINDINGS WILL LEAD TO METHODS THAT ALLOW A DAMAGED HEART TO REPAIR ITSELF, SO PATIENTS CAN AVOID TRANSPLANTS ALTOGETHER.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MELINDA WITTSTOCK, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[TAPE#M98-6]
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[SUPER=12-Bassett; :00]
[SUPER=13-Marilyn Beasley/Race Car Driver; :22]
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[Steve Live]

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

[2-HEADLINES]
[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]

A 14-year-old boy will be charged as an adult in a school shooting Monday in Richmond.
A teacher and a volunteer aide were wounded.
Witnesses say nine or ten shots were fired in a school hallway.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke firefighters battled a stubborn battle last night at a recylcing plant.
It took several hours to put out but no one was injured.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

An unusual closed door meeting was held in Washington last night, with key lawyers in the Monica Lewinsky case summoned by federal judge Norma Holloway Johnson.
The meeting comes in the wake of a magazine article asserting that Kenneth Starr leaked grand jury information to reporters.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, June 16th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-31 1:35:44]
[GRAPHIC=school shooting]


Arraignment today for the student who opened fire in a Richmond high school yesterday, wounding a teacher and a volunteer aide.
Prosecutors want to try the 14-year-old as an adult.
Ellen Qualls has more now from Armstrong High School.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it was the]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Floyd Peace/Armstrong High School Student; :06]
[SUPER=01-Juam Bodrick/Armstrong High School Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Elbert Williams/Richmond School Superintendent; :47 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Ron Brown/School Resource Officer; :58]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News 7, Richmond.]


[Eaton-Advisor]


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


The sister of death row inmate Dennis Wayne Eaton's victim will NOT be allowed to act as his spiritual advisor.
Maria Hines is the sister of Trooper Terry Hines, one of four people killed by Eaton in 1989.
Department of Corrections officials fear that Hines -- a former nun and death penalty opponent -- would try to disrupt the execution of the condemned killer.
Eaton is scheduled to die later this week.

[2-E-Cycle-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-45 27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


There was a spectacle in the skies over Roanoke yesterday evening --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


as heavy smoke made it difficult for firefighters to put out a blaze at a recylcing plant.
The smoke coming from Cycle Systems was visible for miles around.
Fire officials say it appears the blaze started in a large paper compactor.
It took several hours to extinguish the fire.
No one was injured.
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[firefighter]


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


A Pennsylvania firefighter is run over responding to a mutli vehicle crash and the incident is captured on videotape.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Plymouth Township, PA;]


The firefighter was dragged for nearly 20 feet and from the video its hard to believe the firefighter's injuries were NOT life threatening. Officials say police had been chasing a van near the car accident scene.
The van driver apparently thought the accident was some type of police road block and that's why he went crashing through.
The suspect faces multiple charges.
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[FLOODING]


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


Thunderstorms skipped across the state last night, blowing down trees and power lines, leaving nearly 100-thousand Virginia Power customers without lights.
It also delayed the state lottery drawing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic, IA;]

[4:17:16]
Meantime the heavy showers are causing flooding problems in the northeast and midwest.
In Iowa, some parts of the state got 13 inches of rain over the weekend, sweeling rivers and streams around the state.
That's created a flooding nightmare for some Iowans.
In some areas the floodwaters are four feet deep.
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[MT-RAINIER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-O]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For the second time in less than a week, rescuers have saved trapped climbers on Washington State's Mount Rainier (ray-NEER').
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. Rainier, WA;]

[4:02]
Two men stranded high up on the mountain were rescued yesterday after calling for help on a cellular phone.
Park rangers say the men reached the summit on Sunday, but ran into white-out conditions when they started to descend.
Rescuers got to the Seattle men late yesterday.
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[SOT]

[4:01:54]
[IN Q=]

((MARIA GILLETE/PARK RANGER ONE OF THE CLIMBERS...WARMED UP. ))
[SUPER=Maria Gillete/Park Ranger]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=needed to be warmed up.]
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[VO-NAT]


On Thursday, one climber died and seven others were injured in an avalanche.
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[E-Starr]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net a]
[GRAPHIC=starr, kenneth]


Lawyers in the Monica Lewinsky probe are heeding a federal judge's warning to keep details of a top-level meeting secret.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The judge summoned the lawyers last night as Kenneth Starr was denying reports he illegally leaked evidence in the case.
In a magazine article, Starr is quoted as saying he has often talked to various reporters.
That has the White House saying Starr may have violated a federal rule which demands Grand Jury Secrecy.
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[SOT 20:12:14]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE PRESIDENT CONCURS WITH THOSE WHO SAY THERE'S SERIOUS ISSUES RAISED IN THAT ARTICLE. AND ABOUT WHETHER IT VIOLATED FEDERAL RULES AND OUGHT TO BE PURSUED BY AN INDEPEPENDENT PEOPLE IN THE POSITION TO GET TO THE TRUTH.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=TO THE TRUTH.]
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[VO-NAT]


Starr denied the allegation- saying his office does not release grand jury material.
And a former White House counsel says he would brief reporters so they would know where their tax money was were going.
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[SOT 20:12:48]
[IN Q=]

((I SET ASIDE ONE DAY A WEEK TO TALK TO TWO TO THREE INDIVIDUALS TO KEEP UP TO DATE IF THEY WANTED TO INTERVIEW AND MOST OF THEM DID.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Walsh/Former Independent Counsel;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=most of them did.]
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[VO-NAT]


No word on what happened at the laywers meeting with the judge.
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[SUPER=90-Home Video; :42]
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[Steve Live]
(I'll Call for #'s and E-mail)



[SUPER=16-(540) 956-3247/Gearhead Sports;]
[SUPER=16-gearhead@neocomm.net/Gearhead Sports;]



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



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]




[Dow-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-43]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


Another shaky day for investors in Asia.
In Tokyo today the Nikkei closed down 104 points as traders continued to sell off stocks amid growing pessimism about Japan's economy and currency.
Market losses overseas and fears Asia's economic problems will bite into U-S corporate profits sparked a sell-off on wall street.
But local stockbrokers believe the U-S market is strong enough to bounce back from yesterday's drop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yesterday;]


The market tumbled 207 points -- analysts say investors are worried about the Japanese economic recession.
After all with weak currency, Japanese consumers may not be able to afford U-S goods -- and that would hurt American profits.
But brokers say the Asian crisis will not kill America's bull market.
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[SOT 18:03:31]
[IN Q=The main thing]

((THE MAIN THING IS NOT TO CHANGE YOUR LONGTERM GOALS BECAUSE OF SHORTTERM MARKET TRNEDS. IF YOU'VE GOT A 5 YEAR PLAN YOU NEED TO STAY ON THAT 5 YEAR PLAN RATHER THAN WORRY ABOUT LONGTERM FLUCTUATIONS IN THE MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/J.C. Bradford & Co.;]
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[OUT Q=IN THE MARKET]
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[VO-NAT]


Prillaman says the banking industry is especially strong on the stock market due to all the recent mergers and acquisitions.
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[2-E-Dead-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98:41 45:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A cash reward has been offered in hopes of tracking down who killed nine dogs on a Pittsylvania County farm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Markham;]


There used to be 11 bird-dogs living in these kennels on Ben Davenport's farm in Markham.
Last month, a veterinarian confirmed they were poisoned when someone put antifreeze in their food.
Nine died-- two survived.
Davenport first noticed a problem when the dogs acted a bit sluggish.
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[SOT 2:06:04-:16]
[IN Q=It was real hot at that]

((BEN DAVENPORT: IT WAS REAL HOT AT THAT TIME. WE REALLY DIDN'T SUSPECT THAT THE DOGS WERE SICK UNTIL THE NEXT DAY AND THEN THE DOGS BEGAN TO HAVE LABORED BREATHING.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Davenport/Bannister Bend Farm;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=have labored breathing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The two surviving dogs are now being boarded in North Carolina.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is offering a 25-hundred dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.
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[E-Fort-Early]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-53 06:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg may soon have six historic districts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Fort Early Corporation yesterday petitioned the city for historic zoning status.
The site marks the area where Confederate troops defended the city from a Federal raiding party in 18-64.
Supporters say getting the property properly recognized by the city is only the first step.
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[SOT 16:00:29]
[IN Q=And then after]

((FRANCES HEDRICK/FORT EARLY CORP.: AND THEN AFTER WE DO THAT WE HOPE TO GET IT ON THE VIRGINIA LANDMARK REGISTER. IT WAS JUST THAT IT'S ALREADY SUCH AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF PROPERTY. IT IS THE ONLY CIVIL WAR BREASTWORKS, THE LAND ITSELF, THAT ARE LEFT IN THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Hedrick/Fort Early Corporation; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=city of Lynchburg.]
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[VO-NAT]


The historic zoning would protect Fort Early from new development.
Neighboring properties would NOT be affected.
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[E-Cable-Boxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-44 28:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In just two years, cable viewers won't have to rent cable boxes.
They will be able to BUY them, and use them anywhere in the U-S.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Most people now rent cable boxes by the month from the local cable company.
The F-C-C is setting out to change that -- saying cable boxes will be widely available for sale starting in the year 2000.
And the new cable box will be universal -- for use in any state, on digital or analog television.
But the owner would be responsible for upkeep.
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((LET'S SAY YOU BUY A BOX THIS YEAR. NEXT YEAR THAT BOX IS OBSOLETE. YOU WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAIRING THAT BOX OR BUYING ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE FOR THAT PARTICULAR BOX SO THAT COULD BE A DOWNSIDE. ))
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Customers will also have to buy security cards from the local cable company.
Right now those features come with the boxes.
Cox officials say they do not know all the details yet, but they do NOT think they will lose money in the new system.
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[E-Rail-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
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Roanoke city officials continue the quest to bring in tourists.
Yesterday they broke ground on a new and much-anticipated attraction.
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The Railside Linear Walk is considered the latest in Downtown tourist attractions.
It will link the city market to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY MAYOR; TOURISM HAS BEEN A GREAT THEME FOR OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. WE'VE CONTINUED TO INVEST IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT SUCH AS THE HOTEL ROANOKE, IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MARKET AND THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION. AND NOW THIS RAILWALK THAT WILL BE A LINK BETWEEN THE CITY MARKET AND THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM. IT'S A GREAT INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE OF ROANOKE AND IT WILL BE A GREAT TOURIST DRAW ALSO.))
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The 1.8 million dollar Walkway will run along the Norfolk Southern tracks, to spotlight the city's railroad history.

Construction on the project gets underway next week.
It will take about 15 months to complete.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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To sports, the mighty Bulls receive a hero's welcome AGAIN as they return to the windy city.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
The sister of one of Dennis Wayne Eaton's victims will not be allowed to be his spiritual advisor.
Authorities are afraid the former nun will try to disrupt Eaton's scheduled execution Thursday.
Maria Hines is the sister of Trooper Terry Hines, one of Eaton's four victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The 14-year old student who opened fire in a Richmond High School yesterday will be arraigned in court today.
Prosecutors will charge him as an adult with multiple counts of aggravated assault and using a firearm in a felony.


A teacher and a volunteer aide were wounded in the crossfire.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It took hours for firefighters to extinguish a blaze at the Cycle Systems recycling plant in Roanoke.
Officials say the fire started early yesterday evening in a large paper compactor.
Heavy smoke hampered firefighter's efforts.
No one was injured in the blaze.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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