[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

A huge storm system has pummeled the nation's midsection.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a convicted cop killer is executed in Jarratt.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Increasing clouds this morning, with a good possibility of showers or thunderstorms.
A warm and humid air mass will stay in place through the weekend...we'll check out the forecast in a couple of minutes.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[Eaton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-34]
[GRAPHIC=Eaton, Dennis]


9 years ago, he was convicted of killing four people -- including a state trooper -- in an 8-hour period.
Today Dennis Wayne Eaton is dead.
Last night Eaton became the 51st Virginia inmate to be executed in modern times.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[IN Q=maria hines]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt;:00]
[SUPER=01-Henry Heller/Death Penalty Opponent;:17]
[SUPER=03-Salem/February 1989;:35]
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director;:47]
[SUPER=01-David Meeks/Media Witness;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Maria Hines/Slain Trooper's Sister;1:14]
[SUPER=@ellen1; 1:43]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=EQ, NEws 7, Jarratt.]





[E-Amtrak-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-45 30:12]
[GRAPHIC=Train crash]


A collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor trailer in Durham, North Carolina has killed a South Boston man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC;]


The accident ripped the truck apart, throwing 39-year old John Allen Wilkerson from the cab.
Ten people on board the train en route to New York were injured.
Officials are investigating the crash.
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[CHINATOWN-SHOOTING]


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


San Francisco police are looking for the suspect in a shooting that wounded six teenagers -- two critically -- on a crowded church playground.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

[4:09:28]
Witnesses say a teen-ager fired as many as 16 shots from a semi-automatic handgun before fleeing.
It happened yesterday in the heart of Chinatown as dozens of other teens looked on.
Police sent a gang task force to the playground but don't know if the shooting is gang-related.
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[Nat'l-tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


The tobacco fight isn't over yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:16:02]
One day after Senate Republicans killed the multi-billion dollar tobacco bill House Republicans say they'll introduce a new trimmed down bill to curb teen smoking.
But the White House says there's ``no such thing as a slimmed-down bill that protects kids from tobacco smoking.''
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[E-Tobacco-React]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-32 1:16:00]
[GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire]


Many Virginians kept a close eye on the tobacco legislation that was killed Wednesday.
Scott Goldberg has more on reaction from the Commonwealth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-C. D. Bryant/Tobacco Farmer;:05]
[SUPER=01-Briggs Andrews/American Cancer Society;:31]
[SUPER=@Scott2;:45]
[SUPER=@Warner;:51]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=SG, N7]

(( [kids smoking from 596-31]
It started as a bill that would stop kids from smoking.
But it lost its focus.
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[SOT farmer tape at :39 (tc)]
[IN Q=it's become]

((C.D. BRYANT/TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S BECOME SO OVERLY WEIGHTED WITH THINGS THAT DON'T EVEN ADDRESS YOUTH SMOKING. AND I THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM. THEY'VE GOTTEN AWAY FROM A CENTRAL FOCUSED ISSUE HERE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=ISSUE HERE]


Even though there were provisions to keep farmers from going bankrupt, C.D. Bryant said [cigarette factory video] the bill forced the tobacco industry to pay billions of dollars and get nothing in return.
Health advocates said even if the bill had faults, it could've done a lot to stop smoking.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13 22 55 ]
[IN Q=you had some]

((BRIGGS ANDREWS/AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:YOU HAD SOME STRONG SUPPORT IN THE SENATE FOR US AND YOU HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, SO I THINK WE MISSED A OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH THAT ON THROUGH.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=ON THROUGH]


Virginia Senator John Warner predicted another tobacco bill will get introduced this fall.
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[SOT Warner tape at 16:47:19]
[IN Q=and i hope]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: AND I HOPE By THAT TIME WE CAN RECONCILE OUR DIFFERENCES AND RECOGNIZE THAT THE GOAL WAS REDUCTION OF THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY THE YOUNG PEOPLE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=YOUNG PEOPLE]


But for now, big tobacco is breathing a sigh of relief.

Scott Goldberg, News-7.))[circus-tent]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


It's been a night of fierce weather in the Midwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Salem, WI;]


As many as 25 people were hurt when high winds from severe storms toppled a circus tent in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Emergency officials say only one had to be admitted to a hospital -- a man trampled by a horse.
[SUPER=03-Nashua, IA;]


In Iowa three tornadoes ripped through state damaging a number of homes and businesses and injuring at least two people.
[SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK;]


The storm system also dumped golf ball sized hall in parts of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Several funnel clouds were also spotted.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a 3-game series between the '97s and the Salem Avalanche comes to an end in Danville.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=on that on mornin.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There won't be]
[SUPER=12-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=13-Joyce Waugh/Roanoke Co. Economic Development; :21]
[SUPER=13-Eddie Ford/Roanoke Co. Parks & Recreation; 1:41]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archery,Target,Shoot,Tournament))

[E-County-School]


[ANCHOR=KIMberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-44 32:55]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.]


The Roanoke COunty Board of supervisors has brought all construction projects for public schools to a halt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


That is until the School Board lives up to a list of demands by the Board of Supervisors.
The Supervisors are creating a committee to oversee the spending to ensure tax money is not wasted.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.50.35]
[IN Q= we certainly]

((WILLIAM IRVIN/CHARIMAN-SCHOOL BOARD: WE CERTAINLY WANT TO GET THE PROJECTS DONE. WE THOUGHT THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DID BUT IT SEEMS THAT THERE ARE OBSTACLES THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME.))
[SUPER=01-William Irvin/School Board Chairman]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q= we have to overcome]
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[VO-NAT]


The two boards are still at odds over the make up off the committee.
The School Board will present a preliminary budget to the Supervisors next week.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, researchers say they may have found the key to unlock what's behind the AIDS virus.
Melinda Wittstock reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=GM]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Wittstock/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MELINDA WITTSTOCK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE UNLOCKED THE MYSTERIES OF THE AIDS VIRUS, AND THEY USED A "KEY" TO DO IT.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE MAPPED OUT A 3-D IMAGE OF A COMPLEX PROTEIN KNOWN AS THE "KEY".
IT IS THIS PROTEIN THAT H-I-V USES TO INVADE HEALTHY CELLS.
THE PROJECT IS CONSIDERED A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH BECAUSE SCIENTISTS NOW HAVE A DETAILED VIEW OF HOW THE VIRUS WORKS.
THE NEXT STEP IS TO USE THIS KNOWLEDGE TO CREATE BETTER DRUGS--AND EVENTUALLY A VACCINE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
WHEN THE HEART MEDICATION, POSICOR, WAS RECENTLY PULLED OFF THE MARKET... PATIENTS WERE URGED TO CONTACT THEIR DOCTORS IMMEDIATELY ABOUT ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.
BUT NOW HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ADVISING USERS TO WAIT AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE MAKING THE SWITCH TO OTHER BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS.
THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING SEVERE REACTIONS BECAUSE THEY BEGAN TAKING NEW MEDICATION TOO SOON.
VT=VO

((vo))
AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE 40-PERCENT MORE LIKELY THAN WHITES TO DEVELOP HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
NOW, A NEW STUDY MAY HAVE FOUND THE REASON WHY.
REASERCHERS AT THE NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE SAY A CHEMICAL THAT HELPS THE BODY HANDLE STRESS MAY NOT REACT AS WELL IN BLACKS.
WITHOUT THIS CHEMICAL... BLOOD VESSELS TIGHTEN UP AND LIMIT BLOOD FLOW.
DOCTORS HOPE THE FINDINGS WILL LEAD TO EARLIER DETECTION OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MELINAD WITTSTOCK, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=13-Eddie Ford/Roanoke Co. Parks & Recreation; :17]
[SUPER=12-Franklin Co.; :33]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Pretty well set]


[Steve Live]

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

((Archery,Target,Shoot,Tournament)) [2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A man convicted of killing four people in 19-89, including a Virginia State trooper has been put to death in Jarratt.
The older sister of trooper Jerry Hines said she had forgiven her brother's killer and asked for mercy rather than vengeance as the state executed Dennis Wayne Eaton.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A huge storm system has ripped through the nation's midsection.
As many as 25 people were sent to the hospital in southern Wisconsin when winds blew down a circus tent.
Tornadoes have also damaged dozens of homes in Iowa.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Six young people have been shot and wounded on a San Francisco playground.
Two of the injured are in critical condition.
Police are now looking for the teenage gunman.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday June 19th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Eaton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-34]
[GRAPHIC=Eaton, Dennis]


At 9:09 last night, Dennis Wayne Eaton became the 51st inmate executed in Virginia in modern times.
Eaton was convicted in a 1989 killing spree that left 4 dead across western Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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[IN Q=maria hines]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt;:00]
[SUPER=01-Henry Heller/Death Penalty Opponent;:17]
[SUPER=03-Salem/February 1989;:35]
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director;:47]
[SUPER=01-David Meeks/Media Witness;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Maria Hines/Slain Trooper's Sister;1:14]
[SUPER=@ellen1; 1:43]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=EQ, NEws 7, Jarratt.]





[2-E-Amtrak-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-45 30:12]
[GRAPHIC=Train crash]


A South Boston man died when his tractor-trailer was struck by an Amtrak passenger train in Durham, North Carolina.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC;]


The collision ripped the truck apart, throwing 39-year old John Allen Wilkerson from the cab.
Ten people on board the train en route to New York were injured.
Officials are investigating the crash.
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[S-Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-38 TC 58:42]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Botetourt County man admits he burned down the Hotel Botetourt, but he says he did not realize lighting the curtains would set the whole building on fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


31-year-old Dwayne Bowman pled guilty to arson, still claiming he was mentally disturbed at the time.
He was living in the historic Hotel, when it was a home for disabled adults.
[SUPER=04-August 23, 1997;]


Bowman says he saw an image of his stepfather calling him no good, and he was angry at his counselor, so he lit his bedroom curtains on fire with a cigarette lighter.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I did help]

((DWAYNE BOWMAN/DEFENDANT: I DID HELP THE SECOND FLOOR TO GET OUT OF THEIR ROOMS BECAUSE LIBBY SAID, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING BOY? ARE YOU CRAZY? AND I SAID, I GUESS I AM. BUT I SAID, LIBBY, WE AIN'T GOT TIME TO TALK. LIBBY WE GOT TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Dwayne Bowman/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=we got to go]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


No one was hurt in the fire.
Bowman will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and be sentenced on September 10th.
Meanwhile the town of Buchanan is trying to restore the 19th century hotel into a home for the elderly.
(------------)


[Swiss-banks]


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


A major announcement out of Zurich this morning.
Switzerland's three biggest commercial banks have announced they're ready to offer a maximum of 600 million dollars in a ``global settlement'' of claims by Holocaust victims.
The announcement marks the first time the banks have named a figure for a possible settlement.

[2-CHINATOWN-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-g]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


In San Franciso police are looking for a teenager who opened fire on a group of young men yesterday in a crowded church playground.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

[4:09:28]
Six teens were wounded, two of them critically.
It happened yesterday in the heart of Chinatown as dozens of other teens looked on.
Witnesses say the gunman fired as many as 16 shots from a semi-automatic handgun before fleeing.
Police sent a gang task force to the playground but don't know if the shooting is gang-related.
(----------------)


[2-CIRCUS-TENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


A storm system that ripped through the midwest yesterday turned a Circus into a nightmare for hundreds of children in Wisconsin.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Salem, WI;]

[4:04:10]
Heavy winds and storms caused a big top tent to come down on top of at least a thousand people.
The toppled tent trapped children and adults and some circus animals.
As many as 25 were injured.
But only one had to be hospitalized after being trampled by a horse.
(----------------)

[wipe/wipe/wipe]

[WEATHER-ROUNDUP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-p]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe wipe]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashua, IA;]


Portions of eastern Iowa are being compared to a war zone this morning.
Severe storms, including three reported tornadoes ripped through the state yesterday.
At least two people were injured, nearly 75 homes and businesses damaged and hundreds of trees blown down.
[SUPER=03-Bismark, ND;]


The storm system also spawned a few twisters in North Dakota.
And dumped up to two inches of rain, causing flash flooding.
[SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK;]


In Oklahoma they had to deal with golf-sized hail.
Several funnel clouds were also spotted.
(----------------)


[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Fri.]
[RUNS=2:20]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll Cold out of Birthdays]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on Mornin']
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Charles Custer/Amateur Archer; :27]
[SUPER=12-Franklin Co.; :39]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=2 or 3 a month]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8702]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


((Archery,Target,Shoot,Tournament))[2-E-County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-44 32:55]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.]


All construction projects for Roanoke COunty public schools have come to a halt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


That is until the School Board lives up to a list of demands by the Board of Supervisors.
The Supervisors are creating a committee to oversee the spending to ensure tax money is not wasted.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.50.35]
[IN Q= we certainly]

((WILLIAM IRVIN/CHARIMAN-SCHOOL BOARD: WE CERTAINLY WANT TO GET THE PROJECTS DONE. WE THOUGHT THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DID BUT IT SEEMS THAT THERE ARE OBSTACLES THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME.))
[SUPER=01-William Irvin/School Board Chairman]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q= we have to overcome]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


The two boards are still at odds over the make up off the committee.
The School Board will present a preliminary budget to the Supervisors next week.
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[E-Sex-Offenders]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-40 1:05:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's violent sex offenders may soon head to state mental health facilities when they're released from prison.


Legislation allowing that is under consideration in the Commonwealth, and the National Mental Health Association says that is disturbing.
(-------------)

[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]


The state mental health department is already training its medical staff to learn how to deal with sexually violent criminals.
Opponents say it's just a way of keeping sex offenders out of communities at the expense of the mental health system.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11 13 13]
[IN Q=The financing]

((HELEN HARRAH/ADULT MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR:THE FINANCING OF TREATMENT IS GOING TO BE IMPACTED BECAUSE ULTIMATELY WE'LL END UP COMPETING AGAINST OURSELVES FOR DOLLARS TO SERVE THIS POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-Helen Harrah/Blue Ridge Community Services; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=population.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The estimated cost is approximately 100-150 thousand dollars a year.


[Grundy-Move]


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


The town of Grundy is moving.
State and federal officials will work with the Southwest Virginia town to make businesses and homes less vulnerable to floodwaters.
Grundy was devastated by a flood in 1977.
Now buildings most susceptible to flooding will be demolished and rebuilt on the other side of the Levisa River.

The price tag for the move stands at 100 (M)-million dollars.[3-Sports]


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


To sports, Payne Stewart is on top so far in US Open golf action.
Roy Stanley has highlights from yesterday's play.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



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

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Convicted multiple killer Dennis Wayne Eaton was executed last night in Jarrat.
The sister of one of his victims- Maria Hines- was among 15 protestors on the lawn outside the Greensville Correctional Center.
Eaton killed four people in 1989- including a state trooper.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor trailer killed a South Boston man.
The crash happened in Durham, North Carolina. 39-year old John Allen Wilkerson was thrown from the cab of the truck when it was struck by the train.
Ten Amtrak passengers were injured in the crash.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Plans for a proposed new high school in Roanoke County are on hold due to a conflict over tax spending between the Board of Supervisors and the School Board.
The Supervisors have stopped all school construction projects and are creating a committee to monitor spending.
The School Board will present a budget to the Supervisors next week.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off OTS]


In "Time Off" this week, we'll return to the Blue Ridge Parkway--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


This time, a trip to Rocky Knob in Floyd County.
It's a popular campground, with 109 individual sites.
Hikers and sightseers can also enjoy scenic trails and overlooks, like this one at Rock Castle Gorge.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:46:57]
[IN Q=This section ]

((DIANE GARLAND/PARK RANGER: THIS SECTION OF THE PARKWAY IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT WAS PUT HERE TO PRESERVE THE CULTURAL FEATURES, RATHER THAN JUST THE NATURAL FEATURES, AS IN SOME OF THE AREAS. YOU'LL SEE FARMS ALONG THE WAY, AND THOSE ARE JUST OFF PARKWAY LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Garland/Park Ranger;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=just off parkway land]
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[VO-NAT]


You can see more of the Rocky Knob area, as well as meet a retired couple, travelling around the country as volunteer campground hosts.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=TIME OFF FULL SCREEN]


That's all coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

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