[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Fierce weather has hit several states, including West Virginia, where flooding has left at least two people missing.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Roanoke police had their hands busy this weekend with three separate shooting incidents.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Scattered showers and thunderstorms have been rumbling this morning-- with the possibility of a few more today.
Otherwise, the hot weather continues.
Highs expected around 90.
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[Suspect-arrested]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-41; TC:]
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Police in Northwest Roanoke arrested a man last night for allegedly shooting at a woman with an assault rifle.
Officers confronted the suspect after the victim told them where he might be staying.
Eric Earnhart picks up the story.
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(( When police arrived at the 800 block of Center Avenue, they heard more gunfire... they blocked the street and waited.... fifteen minutes later the suspect came out onto a porch unarmed.

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Police say the suspect, 31 year old Jesus (HAY-zeus) Perez, fired several shots at a woman a few blocks away, and fled in a car... Investigators called it a domestic assault, and are not identifying the woman involved.

[natsot]



Perez told the arresting officers he hadn't done anything wrong. When they searched hom, they found a live cartridge in his pocket.

When they searched the house, they found an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle in an upstairs bedroom, along with spent cartridge casings. They also confiscated a large capacity ammunition clip for the weapon, and a handgun.

Perez was charged with attempted malicious wounding, and discharging a firearm in the city.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-50]
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A Roanoke man is dead following a shooting Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue, Southeast just after 11. They found 22- year old Keith E-Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Sandifer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police have identified a suspect, but haven't caught him yet. Witnesses told police the shooting was caused by an argument over a mutual girlfriend.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-39]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Another shooting in Roanoke yesterday left one man critically injured. It happened in the 100 block of Whitten Avenue in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex. 41- year old James Reddicks was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

Reddicks is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police arrested Frankie L-Steelman and charged him with malicious wounding.

[PEKING-SPEECH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=none]


U-S and Chinese trade officials have signed deals worth nearly two billion dollars.
The biggest deal is for 27 Boeing jets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


The Beijing ceremony came in advance of President Clinton's departure later today for China's busy commerce center, Shanghai.
In a speech earlier today at Peking University the President bluntly challenged Chinese leaders not to fear an open society.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The best moments]

(( CLINTON;THE BEST MOMENTS IN OUR HISTORY HAVE COME WHEN WE PROTECTED THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE WHO HELD UNPOPULAR OPINIONS. OUR EXTENDED RIGHTS ENJOYED BY THE MANY TO THE FEW WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY DENIED THEM. ))
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[OUT Q=PREVIOUSLY DENIED THEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, the White house isn't commenting on a newsweek report that says Monica Lewinsky talked of intimate touching and sexual phone calls with President Clinton.
The information comes from a friend of Lewinsky, who told her story last week, to the grand jury.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


A four-month-old baby and a blind man are reported missing after being swept away by floodwaters in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ripley, WV;]

[4:10:12]
Rescuers there had to evacuate people from mobile homes that were floating off their foundations.
[SUPER=03-Morrow Co., OH;]

[4:12:05]
The trouble extends into a large portion of Ohio.
The floodwaters have left many roads and interstates closed.
Much of Ohio is under a state of emergency.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jordan, MN;]

[4;07:21]
Flooding is also a problem in southern Minnesota.
In Jordan, Minnesota volunteers and members of 2 fire departments spent the day sandbagging a creek that had swelled f

rom three feet to more than 19-feet. [4:08:55]
The state also had to deal with damage from fierce thunderstorms.
Many homes were damaged and trees and power lines knocked down.
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[1-Sports]


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


To sports now, an end to a promising career as a local basketball standout is found dead.
Steve Mason has more now on the death of 18-year-old Rodney Morris.
Good Morning Steve.
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[IN Q=Good Morning]
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[OUT Q=great Monday.]



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

[1-Fireworks]
[Anchor=Melanie]

[Small Studio]
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(Melanie ad libs with guest)



[Super=13-Gary Huffman/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue]



[Anchor=Melanie]

(ad lib toss to stocks)[E-Buchanan-Library]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Buchanan residents and officials held a dedication ceremony yesterday for the town's library.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan;]

The new high tech library is located in what used to be a furniture store on Main Street. It now has ten times the space of the original library.
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[SOT=13:53:49 - 13:59:05]
[IN Q=NOT ONLY WAS]

((TERRY AUSTIN/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN; NOT ONLY WAS THE ORIGINIAL LIBRARY SMALL AND NOT LOCATED IN THE MAIN BEATING PATH, BUT ALSO IT WAS IN THE FLOOD PLANE OF THE JAMES RIVER. IN 1985 WE LOST ALL OF THE VOLUMES AS A RESULT OF THE FLOOD. AT THAT TIME WE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND INCORPORATE THE BUILDING IN ANOTHER LOCATION.)) ((STEVE VEST/LIBRARY DIRECTOR; TAKING AN OLD BUILDING LIKE THIS AND RESTORING IT TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION. OUR CEILING TILES ARE ORIGINAL AND THE FLOORS ARE THE ORIGINAL FLOORS. SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BLEND IN WITH THE REST OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Austin/Botetourt Co. Supervisors Chair; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Vest/Library Director; :15]
[RUNS=30]
[OUT Q=the downtown area.]
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[VO-NAT]


The library has room for more than 20-thousand books.
Its computers also provide access to Roanoke and Botetourt County's web sites.
Renovations to the facility cost 530-thousand dollars.
Construction on it is expected to wrap up within the next two weeks.
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[E-SJH-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-52; 1:29:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The deadline is nearly here, but Stonewall Jackson Hospital has already received 10,000 dollars more than the goal for their annual fundraiser.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;]

[edit 98-20, Stonewall-Jackson]
Hospital officials had hoped to raise at least 75 thousand dollars by the end of this month.
They say the early success is a sign of the community's confidence.
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[SOT 13.45.07 - 13.45.15]
[IN Q=We're very pleased]

((DR. JANE HORTON/EXECUTIVE BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT CAMPAIGN. WE THINK IT'S REFLECTIVE OF THE SUPPORT THAT THE COMMUNITY SHOWS US IN OUR OPERATIONS AS A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jane Horton/Executive Board Chairwoman;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=a commuity hospital.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the funds have already been used to buy a van to transport extended care patients.
The remaining money will be used to pay for general hospital expenses and physical therapy equipment.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The fundraiser ends tomorrow.

[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=Common Sense]
[GRAPHIC=Common Sense]


A mutual fund is a popular investment, but buying into one means paying additional fees.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Stockbroker; :10]
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((If you're a rookie investor, you've probably heard the terms "load" and "no-load" describing mutual funds.
But do you know what they mean?
Here's stockbroker Ben Hartman.
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[SOT 13 49 44]

["Hartman" tape]
[IN Q=simply means]

((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES STOCKBROKER: SIMPLY MEANS THAT WHEN THE INVESTOR BUYS A LOAD FUND, THERE WILL BE A CHARGE ASSESSED WHEN THE INVESTOR BUYS INTO THE FUND, VERSUS A NO-LOAD FUND, THERE'S NO CHARGE TO BUY INTO THE FUND. BUT ALL FUNDS HAVE WHAT'S CALLED MUTUAL OPERATING EXPENSES SO THEY'RE ALL ASSESSED ANNUAL FEES. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THE FUND CHARGES AN UPFRONT FEE OR NOT. )) [RUNS 23]
[OUT Q=FEE OR NOT]

[ ]
You can avoid upfront fees if you buy your fund directly from the company.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the scene is set in Switzerland for the largest conference on AIDS ever.
Melinda Wittstock has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Wittstock/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
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((ONCAM=MELINDA


GOOD MORNING.
LEADING RESEARCHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER FOR THE LARGEST AIDS CONFERENCE EVER.

VT=VO


SCIENTISTS WILL BE MEETING IN GENEVA ALL THIS WEEK... TO DISCUSS THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN AIDS RESEARCH.
SOME OF THESE BREAKTHROUGHS INCLUDE ALTERNATIVES TO PROTEASE INHIBITORS-- WHICH ARE A GROUP OF DRUGS USED TO FIGHT AIDS.
DOCTORS HAVE ALSO COME UP WITH A WAY TO PREVENT INFECTED MOTHERS FROM PASSING ON THE AIDS VIRUS TO THEIR UNBORN BABIES.
BUT DESPITE ALL THIS PROGRESS, OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THAT MILLIONS OF HIV-INFECTED PEOPLE LIVING IN POOR COUNTRIES... DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE COSTLY AIDS DRUGS.//

VT=VO


IF YOU'RE NOT A MORNING PERSON... JUST WAIT A FEW YEARS, YOU MAY BECOME ONE.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY DONE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE TEND TO WAKE UP EARLIER THAN YOUNGER SLEEPERS.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE CHANGE IN SLEEP PATTERN USUALLY BEGINS AROUND AGE 30.. WHEN PEOPLE START GOING TO BED EARLIER.
AND BY AGE 40... MANY PEOPLE OFTEN SPEND LESS TIME IN THE DEEP-SLEEP STAGE.
SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THE CHANGES ARE PROBABLY CAUSED BY BODY'S INTERNAL CLOCK AND INCREASED STRESS LEVELS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MELINDA WITTSTOCK, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
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[AIDS-Camp] [2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Christa's Hold TC:]
[ss=none]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
This morning we introduce you to a very special camp for kids in Minnesota, and the name says it all, "Camp Heartland

".
[Anchor=Kimberly]


Stephan Reynolds visits with campers who are finding new life with each other, despite a life-changing disease.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=No kids should]
[super=01-Neil Williamson/Camp Founder; :22]
[SUPER=01-Scott D./Providence, RI; :45]
[SUPER=01-Stephan Reynolds/Reporting; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=reason to keep fighting.]

((No kids should be denied the summer camp experience...

(NATSND)


...but if it weren't for "Camp Heartland" that's exactly what these kids might miss out on...Neil Willenson, a.k.a. "Noodle"...started "Camp Heartland" back in 1993....when he read an article describing an unwelcome camper in his home town...

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(NATSND)


Boating, climbing, crafting...the quintessential camping experience. And with "Club Meds"...it's all-inclusive.

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A disease that can unfortunately force kids to grow up too soon...but one that also makes them wise beyond their years.

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Just the idea "Noodle" had back in the beginning...

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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]


It was a deadly weekend in parts of the country.
At least 15 people are now reported dead in the wake of severe storms.
In West Virginia, at least two people are missing in the floods, including a four-month old boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke police are investigating three separate weekend shootings.
One involved a man who allegedly opened fire on a woman with an assault rifle.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And - Vice President Al Gore visits Florida today, but he can't bring what fire-weary residents are praying for -- rain, and lots of it.
Officials say thunderstorms in the forecast aren't likely to douse the flames.
But forestry officials say fire crews are gaining some ground.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Mon day June 29TH.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Suspect-arrested]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-41; TC:]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police tracked down a suspect last night who allegedly opened fire on a woman with an assault rifle in Northwest Roanoke.
The victim reportedly led police to the man who tried to shoot her.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[IN Q=when police arrived]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]
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(( When police arrived at the 800 block of Center Avenue, they heard more gunfire... they blocked the street and waited.... fifteen minutes later the suspect came out onto a porch unarmed.

[natsot]




Police say the suspect, 31 year old Jesus (HAY-zeus) Perez, fired several shots at a woman a few blocks away, and fled in a car... Investigators called it a domestic assault, and are not identifying the woman involved.

[natsot]



Perez told the arresting officers he hadn't done anything wrong. When they searched hom, they found a live cartridge in his pocket.

When they searched the house, they found an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle in an upstairs bedroom, along with spent cartridge casings. They also confiscated a large capacity ammunition clip for the weapon, and a handgun.

Perez was charged with attempted malicious wounding, and discharging a firearm in the city.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-50]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

A shooting Saturday night claimed the life of a Roanoke man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue, Southeast just after 11. They found 22- year old Keith E-Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Sandifer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police have identified a suspect, but haven't caught him yet. Witnesses told police the shooting was caused by an argument over a mutual girlfriend.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=98-39]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One man is alive but critically injured after a shooting in Roanoke yesterday. It happened in the 100 block of Whitten Avenue in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex. 41- year old James Reddicks was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

Reddicks is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police arrested Frankie L-Steelman and charged him with malicious wounding.

[INMATE-HIJACKING]


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

[4:23:26]
The manhunt continues for one of two inmates who escaped in Mississippi following the shooting death of a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moody, AL;]


The prisoners are also accused of assaulting and kidnapping of a Mississippi sheriff and retired law officer and wounding another officer.
One of the inmates was captured yesterday after he was surrounded by canine units.
A police officer was reportedly shot to death Saturday night by the suspects after pulling over a stolen vehicle and calling for backup.
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[2-PEKING-SPEECH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton's trip to China is paying off for U-S businesses.
Major U-S companies today announced deals with China worth nearly one- point- nine billion dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


The announcement came in advance of President Clinton's departure later today for China's busy commerce center, Shanghai.
In a speech earlier today at Peking University the President told students that human rights is birthright of people everywhere.
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[SOT]

[near end of speech]
[IN Q=The right]

(( CLINTON; THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY. THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS ONE'S OPINIONS, TO CHOSE ONE'S OWN LEADERS, TO ASSOCIATE FREELY WITH OTHERS, TO WORSHIP OR NOT FREELY. HOWEVER, ONE CHOOSES." ))
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[OUT Q=however, one chooses.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, the White house isn't commenting on a newsweek report that says Monica Lewinsky talked of intimate touching and sexual phone calls with President Clinton.
The information comes from a friend of Lewinsky, who told her story last week, to the grand jury.
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[weather-roundup]


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


Wet weather has proved deadly in the Midwest and Northeast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ripley, WV;]

[4:10:12]
At least 17 people are reported dead or missing from storms over the weekend.
In West Virginia, a four-month-old baby and a blind man are reported missing after being swept away by floodwaters.


[SUPER=03-Morrow Co., OH;]

[4:12:05]
The trouble extends into a large portion of Ohio.
The floodwaters have closed many roads and interstates.
A twister also ripped through the state.
[SUPER=03-Swaledale, IA;]

[4:04:45]
Tornadoes also touched down in northern Iowa.
One was caught on home video.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=all of a ]

(( DOROTHY NICOLET: "ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HEARD A LITTLE NOISE AND EVERYTHING TURNED WHITE. WE LOOKED OUT AND THE MACHINE WENT, THE DRYER VENT WENT, THE LP TANK WENT, AND THE SIDES OF THE HOG HOUSE WENT. JUST IN A FLASH, IT WAS OVER." ))
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Nicolet/Tornado Victim;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q= and it was over.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jordan, MN;]
In southern Minnesota, they're sandbagging after rain caused some creeks to rise.

[4:08:55] Fierce thunderstorms also damaged homes and downed trees and power lines.
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[BRUSH-FIRES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Vice President Gore tours the Florida wildfires later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Volusia Co., FL]

[4:19:02]
Crews have been making gains on the state's east coast, but new fires broke out over the weekend in north and central florida.
Over one thousand fires have scorched more than 200 thousand acres of woodlands with little to no rain in the immediate forecast.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[out= back to you.]

[2-Fireworks]
[Anchor=Melanie]

[Small Studio]
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(Melanie ad libs with guest)



[super=13-Gary Huffman/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue]
(Melanie tosses to break)

[Bump 5]

[Comm Break 6][E-SCOTUS-NEA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-44; 40:05]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


A national ruling from the Supreme Court last week should have little effect on Virginia arts.
The High Court decision will make it harder for controversial artists to get funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
But the Virginia Commission for the Arts says it had already begun to shy away from giving money to individual artists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The N-E-A gives a lump sum of funding to the state commission, which in turn used to hand it, along with state money, to individual artists.
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[SOT 04:50:37]
[IN Q=We've really]

((PAUL TYLER/VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS: WE'VE REALLY HAD NO CONTROVERSY AT ALL IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS ABOUT THE ARTS IN VIRGINIA. I THINK HERE THE REPRESENTATIVES HAVE FOCUSED MORE ON ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT THE ARTS ARE DOING RATHER THAN SINGLING OUT ONE OR TWO THINGS THAT MIGHT CAUSE SOME PEOPLE SOME PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Tyler/Virginia Commission for the Arts;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=some problems.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


In an 8-to-one ruling, the high court said the N-E-A CAN deny grants to artists if their work is considered indecent.

The suit was brought by a performance artist whose work included her nude body covered with chocolate.
She was denied an N-E-A grant after the decency standard was set by Congress in 1990.

[E-Airstrip-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-54; 13:51]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Several residents of Rockbridge County have filed a lawsuit against their Board of Supervisors.
The suit stems from the board's approval of airstrip construction plans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;]


In April, the Board voted to allow Harold Hottinger to operate a private airstrip on his property with some restrictions.
Hottinger said the airstrip is for a friend who has no place to land and store his plane in the area.
In their lawsuit, 19 county residents maintain the airstrip will lower their property values.
However, the Board's attorney, Leanne Shank, has asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.
She claims, in part, that the residents don't have any facts to justify their concerns.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


A date for a hearing about the matter has not been set.

[E-Phone-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-53; 09:53]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Cellular phone owners will soon face additional taxes in Lexington and Buena Vista.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;]


Councilmembers in both localities this month approved a tax on cellular phones.
Lexington officials felt the tax was fair considering taxes already placed on other telephone services.
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[SOT 09.35.59 - 09.36.11]
[IN Q=Our city council]

((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MANAGER: OUR CITY COUNCIL FELT IT WAS AS MUCH OF AN EQUITY ISSUE AS ANYTHING ELSE. FOR YEARS, WE HAD CONSUMER UTILITY TAX ON LOCAL LAND LINE TELEPHONE SERVICE AND THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY CELLULAR PHONES SHOULD BE EXEMPT.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Manager]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=should be exempt.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials in Lexington estimate the tax will generate about five thousand dollars more in revenue.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Buena Vista officials estimate they'll take in an extra 12 thousand dollars.
Residents there with cell phones will have to pay about two dollars more per month.
The cell phone tax in both areas goes into effect July first.

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Virginia Beach resident Nicole Johnson was crowned the new Miss Virginia over the weekend.
But, her climb to the top did nopt come without obstacles.
David Johnson explains.
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((This was the second try for the winner of this year's state beauty pageant. But, Nicole Johnson's victory didn't come easy. More than four years ago she was diagnosed with diabetes. But, she managed to turn her condition into her cause.
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((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS VA. 1998; AND I REALIZED AT THAT MOMENT THAT THIS IS THE VERY REASON WHY I NEED TO BE A STATE TITLE HOLDER OR A LOCAL TITLE HOLDER, FOR THAT MATTER. I NEED TO SPEAK OUT AND BRING AWARENESS TO THIS CONDITION SO THAT PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND IT.)) [RUNS 13]
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Now, she feels her pageant career has come full circle.
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((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS VIRGINIA 1998; AS I STAND HERE TODAY, I'M HEALTHY, I'M HAPPY. I'M CONFIDENT I KNOW WHO I AM AND I DIDN'T KNOW ALL THAT WHEN IT ALL BEGAN. SO IT'S BEEN A LONG ROAD AND THIS IS A GREAT FINALE.)) [RUNS 10]
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NICOLE JOHNSON'S PLATFORM WILL BE TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS ABOUT DIABETES. COMMUNITY-BASED ISSUES IS SOMETHING THAT HAS COME TO THE FOREFRONT OF THE PAGEANT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS.)) [RUNS 09]
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((LOWELL HILL/PAGEANT PRESIDENT; WE ENCOURAGE OUR YOUNG WOMEN TO EMERSE THEMSELVES INTO A COMMUNITY ISSUE ABOUT WHICH THEY FEEL PASSIONATELY. AND IT MAKES THEM BETTER PEOPLE, IT MAKES THE COMMUNITIES BETTER PLACES IN WHICH TO LIVE.)) [RUNS 12]
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Rewards for winning the Miss Virginia title include gifts from the community. Nicole received those gifts as well as the keys to an apartment and a 1999 Mercury Cougar. But she's hoping to provide the community with a gift of her own, the gift of heightened awareness about diabetes and how to beat it. David Johnson, News 7.))
[Anchor=Kimberly]
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If you want to hear more from the new Miss Virginia, Nicole Johnson

will join Melanie Moon today on News 7 at noon.[3-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Jeff Gordon wins again, this time at Sears Point Raceway.
But first, Steve Mason has the latest on the death of 18-year-old basketball standout Rodney Morris.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A Northwest Roanoke man allegedly used an assault rifle to shoot at a woman last night.
31-year-old Jesus (Hay-zeus) Perez is charged with attempted malicious wounding and discharging a firearm in the city.
Police are calling the incident a domestic assault.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An argument over a mutual girlfriend apparently led to a fatal shooting Saturday night in Southeast Roanoke.
Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue. They found 22-year-old Keith E Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a chest wound.
Sandifer later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No arrests have been made.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A shooting yesterday in Roanoke left one man in critical condition.
41-year old James Reddicks was found lying in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex with a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Police arrested Frankie L. Steelman and charged him with malicious wounding.
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