[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Tragedy at the beach in Northern California.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a park ranger is killed on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You're waking up to clouds, and widely scattered showers on this Monday morning.
Any wet weather will give way to partly sunny skies today, with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]

[ANCHOR=Melanie][RANGER-SHOT]



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


Gunfire takes the life of a park ranger in North Carolina.
It happened yesterday, along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The ranger was investigating a report that a man with a rifle was threatening visitors at a scenic overlook.
Then gunman shot the ranger as he was getting out of his vehicle.
The F-B-I and local law officials launched a massive search for the suspect and a man was taken into custody last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are talking]

(( BOB MILLER/NAT'L PARKS SERVICE: WE ARE TALKING TO POTENTIAL WITNESSES TO PUT THE GUY AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Miller/National Parks Service;]
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[OUT Q=scene of the crime.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


This is the first time a Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers has ever been shot and killed in the line of duty.

[I-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Tennessee woman is in stable condition this morning after crashing her car along I-81 yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


State police say Claire Marie Hayes Johnson, of Chattanooga, swerved to avoid being hit by another car entering traffic off of exit 109.
Johnson crossed the southbound lane, struck an embankment and landed in a ditch.
She was taken to Radford Community Hospital.
No one else was injured, but traffic was slowed to a crawl for about an hour.
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[E-Motorcycle-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-31; 143:44]
[GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


A Collinsville woman is listed in very serious condition this morning following a motorcycle crash in Bedford County yesterday.
Patricia Deatherage was one of four people injured in the accident along Route 1-22 shortly after 2 p-m.
Police say the driver of one of two motorcycles travelling together lost control and slammed into the other.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Deatherage was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she is in the neurotrauma intensive care unit.
3 others were taken to a nearby hospital.
They are Grady Deatherage also of Collinsville, and Gary and Donna Thurman of Penhook.

[derailment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Derailment]


C-S-X officials early this morning removed the last of the formaldehyde from a wrecked train in Cabell County, West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV]

[4:17:36]
C-S-X officials say it could take several weeks to determine the cause of the train crash near Huntington that spilled 30-thousand gallons of formaldehyde.
Saturday's wreck forced hundreds of people to leave their homes.
Authorities say there are still 20 families who cannot return home until Monday night at the earliest as crews finish cleaning up the crash site.
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[BEACH-RESCUE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A day at a northern California beach turned into a losing battle to save lives.
It started when a teenager cried for help from dangerous waters.
But when the sun set last night two people were dead and a third missing.
Sean Comey has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A day at the beach]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Raquel Lopez/National Park Service; :08]
[SUPER=01-Dustin Azevedo/Witness; :24]
[SUPER=01-Gary Walker/U.S. Coast Guard; :47]
[SUPER=01-Sean Comey/Reporting; :52]
[RUNS=:59]

[OUT Q=for cbs news.][MCKINLEY-RESCUE]



[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two British soldiers stranded high on Alaska's Mount McKinley since Thursday night have been seen alive.
A search plane spotted the pair standing and waving late last night.
Bad weather has prevented a helicopter rescue, but the helicopter crew did manage to drop supplies to the men.
One of the climbers is injured.

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, Payne Stewart started his Sunday in the lead at the US Open. But in the end Lee Janzen took the glory on the green yesterday.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good morning ROy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=later on mornin']



[E-Henry-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-41 47:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A vote in Henry County today could make you pay more to eat out or watch a race at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the county budget-- which includes a four-percent meals tax.
It also includes a five-percent admissions tax to the Martinsville Speedway.
A county spokesman says the new taxes are needed to replace the tax revenue that will be lost when Dupont leaves the area.
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[SOT 6:47:18-:34]
[IN Q=If we don't look]

((BILL FARRAR/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: IF WE DON'T LOOK FOR SOME WAY TO ACCEPT SOME RESPONSIBILITY AND REPLACE THIS REVENUE VOLUNTARILY THEN WE MAY BE IN A POSITION TO DO SOMETHING REALLY DISTASTEFUL LIKE TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THE REAL ESTATE TAX.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Farrar/Public Information Officer;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the real estate tax.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County's proposed budget tops 83-million dollars.
That's down more than two-million dollars from last year's budget.
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[E-Juneteenth]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A celebration that began more than 130 years ago is still going strong to this day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Radford was one of several national sites this weekend for the "Juneteenth (June-Teenth) Festival".
The celebration commemorates the signing of the "Emancipation Proclamation"--that put an end to slavery.
The document was signed in January of 1863.
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[SOT=12:20:31]
[IN Q=IT TOOK UP]

((PAUL HENDRICKS/EVENTS COORDINATOR; IT TOOK UP TO TWO YEARS BEFORE THE SLAVES IN GALVESTON, TEXAS KNEW THAT THEY WAS FREE. AND THAT CELEBRATION WAS JUNE 19TH, 1865. AND THIS IS WHY THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE JUNE 19TH THE NATIONAL HOLIDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Hendricks/Events Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=national holiday.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Festival included cultural arts and crafts, international cuisine, and Reggae music.
More than a dozen bands performed over the weekend.
Hendricks proposes to bring the Juneteenth celebration to Roanoke in the near future.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, more and more men are looking for the fountain of youth.
And with today's advanced technology, doctors are having more success helping them find it.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
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((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
MORE MEN ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK--
BACK TO WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG.
VT=VO

((vo))
ONE METHOD BEING TESTED IS THE USE OF HUMAN GROWTH HORMONES.
DOCTORS BELIEVE THAT REPLACING THESE HORMONES AS MEN AGE... WILL MAKE THEIR BODIES STRONGER AND THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS BETTER.
BUT SCIENTISTS ARE STILL NOT SURE ABOUT THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF SUCH THERAPIES.
MEANWHILE, RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE FOUND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN AN ENZYME CALLED TELOMERASE.
THEY'RE TRYING TO GET THE ENZYME TO MANIPULATE THE GENETIC CODE OF HUMAN CELLS... SO THAT THESE CELLS CAN LIVE LONGER.
BUT AS TECHNIQUES TO MAKE ONE YOUNGER ON THE INSIDE ARE BEING PERFECTED... A GROWING NUMBER OF MEN ARE FIXING WHAT THEY CAN ON THE OUTSIDE THROUGH PLASTIC SURGERY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CURE FOR THAT BAD BACK THAT DOESN'T INVOLVE GOING UNDER THE KNIFE?
WELL, PHYSICIANS HAVE COME UP WITH A NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT MAY HELP.
IN VAX-D THERAPY, PATIENTS ARE STRAPPED TO A SPECIAL TABLE THAT STRETCHES... CAUSING HERNIATED DISKS IN THE LOWER BACK TO RETRACT.
DOCTORS SAY THE PROCESS RELIEVED PRESSURE ON THE SPINAL NERVES, AND ELIMINATED PAIN IN 71-PERCENT OF THE PATIENTS TESTED.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[Nude-Hikers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-40; 108:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, the first day of the season.
For some Appalachain Trail hikers that meant baring it all in an effort to become one with their surroundings.
David Johnson has more on "Nude Hiking Day".
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[IN Q=It is said]
[SUPER=03-Catawba; :01]
[SUPER=01-Don Macdougall/Appalachain Trail Conference; :06]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :18]
[SUPER=@David1; :48]
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[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Catawba.]


((It is said that people do it as a way to get closer to nature.
[SOT=10:42:24]
[IN Q=THEY'RE OUT HERE]

((DON MACDOUGALL/APPALACHAIN TRAIL CONFERENCE SPOKESMAN; THEY'RE OUT HERE IN THE WOODS AND THEY'RE COMMUNING WITH NATURE. SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO IT THAN TO HIKE NAKED. I MEAN YOU'RE AS FREE AS EVERYTHING AROUND YOU.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=AROUND YOU.]


It is unknown why those who participate do it.
And, no one seems to know how the tradition got started.
Some speculate it can't be too comfortable.
[SOT=10:42:46]
[IN Q=I HAVE A]

((MACDOUGALL; I HAVE A HARD TIME HIKING WITHOUT A SHIRT ON, LET ALONE WITHOUT A PAIR OF SHORTS. YOU COME THROUGH SOME AREAS THAT ARE FAIRLY WOODED AND THE GRASSES SOMETIMES AREN'T MOWED REAL WELL SO YOU GET STUFF STRATCHING AGAINST YOU. IT'S ONE THING WHEN IT'S ALWAYS ON YOUR LEGS AND ARMS, BUT WHEN IT'S ON PLACES THAT AREN'T NORMALLY EXPOSED, IT CAN BE KIND OF UNCOMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=OF UNCOMFORTABLE.]

[STANDUP/15:45:19] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MACDOUGALL SAYS NUDE HIKERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO TAKE THEIR CHANCES IN PLACES LIKE SINKING CREEK MOUNTAIN RATHER THAN THE MORE POPULAR SPOTS LIKE MACAFEE'S KNOB. BUT APPARENTLY NOT EVERYONE IS FAMILIAR WITH SINKING CREEK MOUNTAIN.)) [RUNS:12]
[SOT=10:45:28]
[IN Q=IF YOU'RE INCLINED]

((MACDOUGALL; IF YOU'RE INCLINED TO BE HIDING OR TRYING TO COVER UP WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE IN THOSE AREAS, YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO THAT ALL DAY LONG. AND YOU WOULD ALSO BE APT TO OFFEND PEOPLE THERE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE THERE.]


Something this group is not too concerned with.
The penalty for getting caught hiking in the buff can be a fine for indecent exposure.
David Johnson, News 7, Catawba.)) [2-HEADLINES]
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[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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

Cleanup crews have removed the last remnants of a chemical spill that temporarily forced 500 people out of their homes near Huntington, West Virginia.
Some 30-thousand gallons of formaldehyde spilled when a train derailed Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In the four years since the Brady handgun bill took effect, the Justice Department says it has blocked nearly a quarter million handgun sales out of more than ten million applications.
More than three out of five rejections came because the buyer had a felony conviction or was under felony indictment.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Singer Bobby Brown is now out on bail -- after his arrest in Beverly Hills, California.
Police arrested him Sunday for investigation of misdemeanor sexual battery.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday June 22nd.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-RANGER-SHOT]


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


Police have recovered the rifle they believe was used to kill a ranger yesterday along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
The ranger was investigating a report that a man with a rifle was threatening visitors at a scenic overlook.
Authorities say the 36-year-old ranger took a bullet in the chest, despite the bulletproof vest he was wearing.
A suspect was taken into custody after a four-hour manhunt.
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[SOT]

[4:05;33]
[IN Q=He's been]

(( BOB MILLER/NAT'L PARKS SERVICE: HE'S BEEN QUESTIONED WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO MATCH UP PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ON THE GROUND. WE FOUND A WEAPON. WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOME TRACKS TO TIE THAT TO THE INDIVIDUAL. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Miller/National Parks Service;]
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[OUT Q=tracks to tie that to the individual.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


This is the first time a Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger has ever been shot and killed in the line of duty.

[2-E-Motorcycle-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-31; 143:44]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A motorcycle crash in Bedford County sent a Collinsville woman to Roanoke Memorial Hospital's neurotrauma unit, where she is in intensive care this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Patricia Deatherage was one of four people injured in the accident along Route 1-22 shortly after 2 p-m.
Police say the driver of one of two motorcycles travelling together lost control and slammed into the other.
Deatherage had to be airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
3 others were taken to a nearby hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=Accident]


They are Grady Deatherage also of Collinsville, and Gary and Donna Thurman of Penhook.

[2-I-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


A car wreck in Radford sent a Tennessee woman to the hospital yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


State police say Claire Marie Hayes Johnson, of Chattanooga, swerved on Interstate 81 to avoid being hit by another car entering traffic off of exit 109.
Johnson crossed the southbound lane, struck an embankment and landed in a ditch.
She was taken to Radford Community Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.
Traffic backed up for about an hour after the accident.
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[Pitts-Fatal]


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


In Pittsylvania County, a 25-year-old man died after losing control of his pick-up truck.
State police say Christopher Smith of Gretna drove off the right shoulder of U-S Route 29 just south of Route 81 early yesterday.
Authorities say he then veered across two lanes of traffic into the median.



[2-derailment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Derailment]


Some 20 west Virginia families will not be able to return to their homes until this evening, at the earliest, as cleanup continues at the site of a train derailment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV]

[4:17:36]
The C-S-X train crash near Huntington spilled 30-thousand gallons of formaldehyde.
The remaining 10-thousand gallons were moved from a derailed tanker car into a storage container early this morning.
Saturday's wreck forced hundreds of people to leave their homes.
C-S-X officials say it could take several weeks to determine the cause of crash.
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[LEWINSKY]


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


There are reports this morning that Monica Lewinsky is ready to make a deal with independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:22:39] The Washington Post reports Lewinsky's lawyers have offered to have her testify that she had sex with the president,a charge Mr. Clinton strongly denies.
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[GUN-CONTROL]


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


The Brady handgun Law passed in 19-93 appears to be doing its job, keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
Stephanie Lambidakis reports on the lastest Justice Department findings.
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[SOT]

[4:07:07]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]
[SUPER=01-Kent Markus/Justice Department;]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Lambidakis/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Stephanie Lambidakis,CBS News, Washington.]

((
By any measure... the latest numbers from the Justice Department show the Brady handgun law has been a stunning success. Last year alone... 69-thousand people trying to buy guns were rejected because they failed the required background check. It shows what Brady Bill supporters said all along: that criminals shop at gun stores just like law abiding citizens.

(SOT/KENT MARKUS, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL)


With four years of statistics in a row, we have 240-thousand people who are prohibited by law from having a gun but have gone into a gun shop and tried to purchase one anyway. And they've been stopped!"
NARR:
They're stopped in part by the FBI's mammouth computers... which respond to more than three hundred thousand inquiries a month from gun dealers. They scan for fugitives... felons and illegal aliens... and recently began checking for those involved in domestic violence.
ON CAM BRIDGE: In November phase two of the law kicks in... gun buyers will hear instantly from the computers instead of waiting several days. And the checks will be not just for handguns...but rifles as well.

(SOT/KENT MARKUS)


We will now have background checks on ALL gun purchases, not just handguns. And what we know from historical gun purchase activity in the country, is that will about double the number of gun checks that are going on."
NARR:
And as the FBI switches ITS tactics...so does the powerful gun lobby. Instead of complaining about the Brady Law...it's begun asking why the Justice Department hasn't done more to prosecute those who violate it. Backers say the law was designed to do one thing and it's doing it well: stop the wrong people from buying guns.
Stephanie Lambidakis, CBS News, Washington.))

[Bobby-Brown ]


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


Singer Bobby Brown is out on bail this morning after being arrested yesterday in California on a charge of sexual battery.
It all started at the upsacale Beverly Hills Hotel.
Jennifer Sabih has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=a weary walk]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL/January; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Brown/Singer; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=cbs news Los Angeles.]

[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Mon.]
[RUNS=:41]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#m98-6]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(ad lib)


[in q-Today on News 7 Mornin']

[runs=3:28]
[out-Q=see what we do.]



[super=01-Bob Ham/Amateur Radio Operator; :22]
[super=01-Gordon Garrett/Amateur Radio Operator; 1:55]
[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



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



[2-E-Henry-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-41 47:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Eating out or taking in a car race may soon cost you more in Henry County -- depending on a vote scheduled for today.

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


The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the county budget-- which includes a four-percent meals tax.
It also includes a five-percent admissions tax to the Martinsville Speedway.
A county spokesman says the new taxes are needed to replace the tax revenue that will be lost when Dupont leaves the area.
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[SOT 6:47:18-:34]
[IN Q=If we don't look]

((BILL FARRAR/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: IF WE DON'T LOOK FOR SOME WAY TO ACCEPT SOME RESPONSIBILITY AND REPLACE THIS REVENUE VOLUNTARILY THEN WE MAY BE IN A POSITION TO DO SOMETHING REALLY DISTASTEFUL LIKE TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THE REAL ESTATE TAX.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Farrar/Public Information Officer;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the real estate tax.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County's proposed budget tops 83-million dollars.
That's down more than two-million dollars from last year's budget.
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[E-Va-2000]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-43; 36:01]
[GRAPHIC=Computer]


The new millenium won't mean technological disaster for computer systems in Virginia -- because the necessary upgrades are already halfway finished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


This year the General Assembly approved 48 million dollars to upgrade computers that aren't programmed to recognize the year 2000.
By the time the year 2000 gets here, taxpayers will have spent 115 million dollars on the problem, and state officials are hoping the computers will be ready.
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[E-Living-History]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of descendants to Civil War soldiers paid tribute to their heritage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Catawba;]


The "Sons of Confederate Veterans" hosted a "living history" ceremony near Route 3-11 in Roanoke County.
That's very close to the site of part of David Hunter's Retreat after fighting in the Hanging Rock battle.
That all happened June 21st 1864.
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[SOT=14:51:34]
[IN Q=HUNTER WAS RUNNING]

((ROBERT "RED" BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS; HUNTER WAS RUNNING LOW ON AMMUNITION IN LYNCHBURG AND GENERAL EARLY WAS HAVING THE TROOPS LOADED ON TRAINS. COMING IN AND GETTING OFF, THE TOWNS PEOPLE WOULD CHEER. SO IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS RECEIVING TROOPS ALL NIGHT. SO DAVID HUNTER DECIDED TO PULL OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert "Red" Barbour/Sons of Confederate Veterans;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=to pull out.]
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[VO-NAT]


The re-enactment was complete with replicas of the clothing from that period and the artillery that was used.
These "guns" are said to be hand-crafted at Dixie Caverns and have been used in documentaries, including most recently "The Day Lincoln was Shot".
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
[GRAPHIC=none]


TO sports, a first-time win for Jeremy Mayfield on the Nascar circuit.
Roy Stanley has highlights from yesterday's Pocono 500.
Good morning ROy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=great day everybody.]



[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(ad lib)
[out cue=MORNIN RETURNS]
[runs=2:45]
[super=03-Montgomery Co.;]
[Super=01-Gordon Garrett/Amateur Radio Operator; :17]
[super=01-Missy Garrett/Amateur Radio Operator; 1:35]





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

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


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


One woman had to be airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle crash in Bedford COunty yesterday afternoon.
Patricia Bedford is in intensive care and 3 others are hospitalized following the crash in which police say one motorcycle slammed into another on I-22.
(----------------)
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A Tennessee woman is in stable condition after police say she had to swerve on I-81 in Radford to avoid a car entering traffic.
Claire Marie Johnson reportedly struck an embankment and landed in a ditch.
The accident brought to a slow crawl for nearly an hour.
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And Henry County's Board of Supervisors vote today on a new county budget.
A key issue is whether the board will increase costs for diners and race fans at the Martinsville Speedway.
The cost increases would come in the form meals taxes and admissions taxes.
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