[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A major drug bust in Roanoke aimed at putting crack and cocaine dealers out of business.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And evacuated residents in Florida are finally being allowed to return home, but the fire danger is far from over.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a very pleasant Monday--we're introducing the possibility of some showers and thunderstorms for late on this Tuesday.
Temperatures will also rise a few degrees, as a warm front heads our way.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]

[E-Rke-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-52]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Complaints about drug activity in Roanoke communities have brought results.
Last night a police task force began arresting people in one of the biggest drug busts in the city's history. Police served search warrants to adults AND children in the Lincoln Terrace Housing Complex. As David Johnson reports, that's the primary location where drug dealers have set up shop to distribute crack cocaine, and marijuana.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE HAVE 267]
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. E. Carlisle/Roanoke Police Department; :01]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[RUNS=:44 Approximately]
[OUT Q=of this type]
(([SOT=20:29:38]
[IN Q=WE HAVE 267]

((LT. R.E. CARLISLE/ROANOKE POLICE; WE HAVE 267 CHARGES ON 141 INDIVIDUALS THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR AT THIS POINT.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT.]

Those individuals include about 121 adults and 20 minors. Those people are spread throughout the city, but most are primarily within the Lincoln Terrace community. As police sweep the areas, additional drug arrests are being made. Officials say it's the largest collective sweep in the last two decades.
[SOT=20:29:18]
[IN Q=WHEN CRACK COCAINE]

((LT. R.E. CARLISLE/ROANOKE POLICE; WHEN CRACK COCAINE FIRST HIT THE STREETS IN ROANOKE, WE HAD SOME LARGE MAJOR INVESTIGATIONS BACK IN THE LATTER 80'S AND EARLY 90'S THAT RESULTED IN SIMILAR ARREST. BUT SINCE THEN THIS WILL BE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ARREST THAT WE HAVE MADE IN AN UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION OF THIS TYPE.)) [RUNS 18]
[OUT Q=OF THIS TYPE.]))
[Anchor=Melanie]
[Graphic=none]

Roanoke police say they're seizing drugs and guns while serving the search warrants.

[E-Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=nET-H]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A head-on collision in Bedford County kills one man and sends another to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stewartsville;]

Goodview resident Clyde Campbell was less than a mile from his home when he was killed as his pickup truck and a V-DOT dump truck collided on route 757.
Police say Danny Ellis hit Campbell's pickup after swerving to avoid hitting another vehicle. It took rescue crews about an hour to remove Ellis from his truck. He was taken to the hospital.
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[AX-VICTIMS-FOLO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-P(from tape 98-43)]
[GRAPHIC=fatal accident]


Six of the seven people killed over the weekend in an auto accident will be buried on Thursday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Saturday;]


Four of the victims were children.
Rockbridge County school officials are offering counseling, aware that the impact of the loss may not set in until students return to their classes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:41:48]
[IN Q=i think a part]

((GLEN STARK/SUPERINTENDENT; I THINK A PART OF WHAT WE'LL TRY AND GET A HANDLE ON IN TALKING WITH FOLKS THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK IS WHAT LEVEL OF ADDITIONAL INTERVENTION WE MADE NEED ONCE SCHOOL STARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Glen Stark/Rockbridge Superintendent;]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=of the summer]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile family members continue to mourn the loss.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ROXANNE CULLEN/VICTIMS' SISTER; IF WE HAD JUST LOST ONE FAMILY MEMBER IT WOULD STILL JUST BE AS HARD, BUT THIS ACCIDENT WIPED OUT HALF OF MY FAMILY, AND WE WERE ALL VERY CLOSE, AND THEY WILL BE SADLY MISSED. ))
[SUPER=01-Roxanne Cullen/Victims' Sister;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=will be sadly missed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Route 11 is still closed at the scene of the accident.
Officials say the asphalt will have to be replaced because 4 thousand gallons of diesel fuel are eating away the asphalt.
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[E-Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-46 45:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Authorities in Campbell County still have NOT decided whether to bring charges against a couple whose small child shot and killed his baby sister last week.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Week]


Thomas and Janet Sheppard's one-year old died when her four-year old brother shot her in the head.
The boy was playing with a loaded revolver he'd found in a dresser inside the family's Rustburg home.
Police are still investigating.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:11:21//13:11:34]
[IN Q=My understanding]

((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. PROSECUTOR: MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE INVESTIGATOR'S STILL GOT SOME PEOPLE THAT HE NEEDS TO TALK WITH BEFORE HIS INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE. HE'LL REVIEW THE ENTIRE CASE WITH ME AND THE DECISION WILL BE MADE WHETHER ANY CHARGES ARE APPROPRIATE OR NOT APPROPRIATE, BUT I'VE NOT MET WITH HIM AND NO DECISION'S BEEN MADE ON ANY MATTER YET.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Campbell Co. Prosecutor; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=any matter yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Failing to secure a weapon is a Class Three misdemeanor in Virginia, which carries a 500 dollar fine.
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[FL-FIRES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-n]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fires]


Rain is bringing some relief to parts of fire-ravaged Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flagler Co., FL;]


Yesterday it was homecoming day for thousands of people living in Flagler County .. they returned home.. after being evacuated last Friday.
President Clinton heads to the state later this week to survey the damage.
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[tripp]


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


Linda Tripp is scheduled to return for more questioning today before the grand jury investigating an alleged Presidential affair and cover-up.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape-January 21;]

It's the former white house staffer's third appearance before the panel.
Tripp sparked the probe after secretly recording conversations with former white house intern Monica Lewinsky.
(----------------)




[COSBY-TRIAL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Ennis Cosby murder case in now in the hands of a California jury.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;]

[4:08:28]
Attending closing arguments yesterday: Bill Cosby, his wife and their two daughters.
It was Cosby's first appearance at the trial of Mikhail Markhasev.
Markahsev faces life in prison without parole if found guilty of killing the younger cosby in a botched robbery last year.
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[1-Sports]


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


To sports, after withdrawing from the Major League All-stars, Ken Griffey returns to steal the show.
STeve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=see ya then.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Ron Young/On Target Inc.;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-PH-Principal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48 ]
[GRAPHIC=education]

The search for a new principal for Patrick Henry High School may soon be over.
There were 14 applicants for the job, now it's down to just one candidate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

(Ron SETH-CHECK) Ron Szewczyk is from the small community of
(HOE-TON) Houghton Lake, Michigan.

The 28-year education veteran is a pricipal for a high school with a student body of about 700, about half the size of P-H. But (Seth-check) Szewczyk says size isn't a factor.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=19:33:59]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'LL]

((RON SZEWCZYK/PRINCIPAL FINALIST; I THINK IT'LL BE A LOT OF FUN. I THINK I CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS DIFFERENT, LIKE I MENTIONED IN THE MEETING. I'M NOT GOING TO BE IN THE CONFINES OF I CAN'T. I'M GOING TO EXPLORE SOME DIFFERENT THINGS. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SNICKER. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT LAUGH. BUT I'M GOING TO GIVE IT A SHOT AND HOPEFULLY, I GOING TO KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED THAT IT WORKS OUT RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Szewczyk/Principal Finalist;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=works out right]
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[VO-NAT]


There was another finalist, but he withdrew from contention at 11 yesterday morning after discovering there was a health center on the school's campus.
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[SOT=19:40:10]
[IN Q=HE SEEMED CONCERNED]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; HE SEEMED CONCERNED BECAUSE AT THAT LATE POINT HE HAD TO WITHDRAW. BUT HE SAID IT VIOLATED ONE OF HIS VERY BASIC PRINCIPLES AND HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ABOUT ABSTINENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=PARTICIPATE FURTHER.]
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[VO NAT]
Harris will decide within the next few days whether to appoint (Seth-check) Szewczyk or to continue the search.
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[E-Brain]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-49 42:01]
[GRAPHIC=medical news]


Patients who have a certain hereditary brain disorder are finding that they are often misdiagnosed as having an incurable disease.
Now some University of Virginia researchers are providing hope for treatment to those patients.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Doctors examined a seven-year old girl diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and found she actually suffered from a treatable brain disorder. It was a relief to her family who never gave up hope that she would one day function normally.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00 40 20]
[IN Q=Can you]

((CAN YOU IMAGINE FOR FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, SHE DIDN'T TALK, SHE DIDN'T MAKE A SOUND, NOT A SOUND, NOTHING.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=sound, nothing.]
[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]

The research is reported in the July issue of the Annals of Neurology.


[Health-Check]


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


Now some shocking news on the medical front, more than one third of babies coming through some emergency rooms have cocaine in their systems.
Rick Jackson has details in today's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
STARTLING NEWS OUT TODAY ABOUT INFANTS AND COCAINE.
VT=VO

((vo))
A YALE STUDY FOUND MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE BABIES BROUGHT TO INNER-CITY EMERGENCY ROOMS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COCAINE.
THEY WERE MOST LIKELY EXPOSED TO COCAINE OR CRACK SMOKE.
DOCTORS SAY REPEATED EXPOSURE CAN CAUSE THESE CHILDREN TO GROW UP WITH RESPIRATORY AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
U-S SCIENTISTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER ANOTHER ILLEGAL DRUG COULD HELP STROKE VICTIMS.
THEY SAY A CHEMICAL FOUND IN MARIJUANA CALLED CANNI-BIDIOL MAY PROTECT BRAIN CELLS FROM HARMFUL TOXINS THAT ARE PRODUCED DURING A STROKE.
SO FAR, PRELIMINARY TESTS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN RATS.
AND UNLIKE SMOKING MARIJUANA, RESEARCHERS SAY THIS THERAPY WON'T CAUSE PATIENTS TO GET HIGH.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A RECENT STUDY FOUND THAT ZINC SUPPLEMENTS --WEREN'T-- MUCH HELP FOR CHILDREN FIGHTING OFF COLDS...
BUT THE MINERAL MAY HELP THEM IN ANOTHER WAY.
A STUDY OF KIDS LIVING IN INDIA FOUND THAT THOSE TAKING A DAILY ZINC SUPPLEMENT WERE LESS LIKELY TO SUFFER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS.
THIS LATEST FINDING--ALONG WITH ZINC'S OTHER BENEFITS--LEADS RESEARCHERS TO BELIEVE THAT INCREASED ZINC INTAKE COULD IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Ron Young/On Target Inc.;]
[super=11-Roanoke;]
[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[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 major drug bust in Roanoke aimed at putting crack and cocaine dealers out of business.
Members of the Police drug task force served warrants last night to adults and children in the Lincoln Terrace Housing Complext.
It was one of the biggest busts in the city's history.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Many residents of Flagler County, returned home yesterday to find that the homes they evacuated days ago had suffered little damage from the wildfires that have been ravaging the state.
Officials say they've finally gained the upper hand on the fires.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]

Linda Tripp pays her third visit to the Monica Lewinsky grand jury today. Tripp spent two full days last week answering questions about recordings she made of conversations with Lewinsky. On the tapes, Lewinsky claimed to have had an affair with President Clinton.

(----------------)


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday July 7th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[Sting-Operation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=NET-G]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


A task force of Roanoke and Salem police officers are in the midst of one of the Star City's biggest drug busts in recent memory.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

141 people, 20 of them children, are collectively facing 267 drug trafficking and related charges. Officers began serving search warrants in the Lincoln Terrace Housing Complex yesterday after a Grand Jury returned the indictments. It all resulted from a six-month sting operation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=20:34:23]
[IN Q=WE WOULD POSE]

((LT. R. E. CARLISLE; WE WOULD POSE AS DRUG ADDICTS AND WE WOULD MAKE DRUG BUYS FROM THOSE DEALERS. THEN LATER WE IDENTIFIED THEM AND INDICTED THEM.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=INDICTED THEM]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police will go into more than a dozen other communities to make arrests for drug trafficking.
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[2-E-Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=NET-H]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Goodview man is dead and another man is injured following a collision in Bedford County yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stewartsville;]


Clyde Campbell was less than a mile from his Goodview home when he was killed as his pickup truck and a V-DOT dump truck collided on route 757.
Police say Danny Ellis hit Campbell's pickup after swerving to avoid hitting another vehicle. It took rescue crews about an hour to remove Ellis from his truck. He was taken to the hospital.
(------------)



[E-BotyAx-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-43 1:01:11]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

[**Note Anchor TAG***]
Funeral services for six of seven people killed in a Botetourt County car accident will be held Thursday.
One funeral will be held for all six passengers of the car that collided with a diesel tanker Saturday.
But as Eric Earnhart reports, the memory of what happened may never be laid to rest.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pictures of Saturday's]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roxanne Cullen/Victims' Sister; :24]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :34]
[SUPER=01-Glen Stark/Superintendent; :42]
[SUPER=10-Kevin Chittum//November 8, 1991; :57]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Pictures of Saturday's accident scene tell one part of this tragic story...
Pictures of the young victims tell the other...
25 year old Kevin Chittum, 13 year old Bridget Chittum, 11 year old Sheena Miskovsky, Joshua and Jonathan Conner, 13 and 10,
19 year old Tamara Witney Rogers, whose family asked her picture not be used, and truck driver 59 year old Jerry Douglas Gregory.
[SOT 01:53:50]
[IN Q=we're doing ]

((ROXANNE CULLEN/VICTIMS' SISTER; THERE'S NOTHING ANYONE CAN REALLY SAY OR DO TO REALLY HELP OUR PAIN, JUST KEEP PRAYING FOR US AND HOPE THAT WE GET THROUGH THIS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=deal with it]


Rockbridge County School officials are offering counseling, aware that the impact of the loss may not set in until students return to their classes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:41:48]
[IN Q=i think a part]

((GLEN STARK/SUPERINTENDENT; I THINK A PART OF WHAT WE'LL TRY AND GET A HANDLE ON IN TALKING WITH FOLKS THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK IS WHAT LEVEL OF ADDITIONAL INTERVENTION WE MADE NEED ONCE SCHOOL STARTS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=of the summer]


7 years ago... we talked to Kevin Chittum, part of the last graduating class of Natural Bridge High School.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're going to be]

((KEVIN CHITTUM/ WE'RE GOING TO BE THE LAST PEOPLE TO SET FOOT ON THIS FIELD, AND SINCE WE'RE THE LAST CLASS, OF NATURAL BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, IT'LL MEAN A LOT)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=mean a lot]
[SOT 01:55:33 ]
[IN Q=if we had just ]

((ROXANNE CULLEN/VICTIMS' SISTER; IF WE HAD JUST LOST ONE FAMILY MEMBER IT WOULD STILL JUST BE AS HARD, BUT THIS ACCIDENT WIPED OUT HALF OF MY FAMILY, AND WE WERE ALL VERY CLOSE, AND THEY WILL BE SADLY MISSED.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=sadly missed]


Route 11 is still closed at the scene of the accident, 4 thousand gallons of diesel fuel is eating away the asphalt... it will be replaced...
The only part of this tragedy that CAN be. [standup]
Monday evening family members placed a wreath at the accident site as a reminder to those who pass by.. though it's unlikely anyone in this community will forget any time soon.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Route 11 at the accident site will be closed daily from 9-am until 5:30-pm while work crews repair the damage.

[E-Epperson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Campbell County man will spend 35 years in prison for shooting another man SIXTEEN times during a domestic dispute last year.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./January 1997;]


The shooting occurred outside this mobile home near Evington the morning of January 26th, 1997.
29-year old Kevin Epperson hid under his girlfriend's front porch and ambushed 40-year old Edward Lee Miller when he came outside.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:09:02]
[IN Q=I looked at]

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: I LOOKED AT THIS CASE AS SERIOUS AS A MURDER, BECAUSE THE DEFENDANT DID EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO COMMIT MURDER. HE SHOT THE MAN NINETEEN TIMES, LAID IN WAIT FOR HIM, HAD A RIFLE AND A PISTOL AND EMPTIED BOTH OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=both of them.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctors say it's a miracle that Miller survived the shooting, although he'll suffer medical problems the rest of his life.
Epperson plans to appeal the sentence.
(----------------)



[2-tripp]


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


Linda Tripp is set to testify for a third time before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-January 21;]

[4:13:42]
Tripp spent last Tuesday and Thursday answering questions in day-long grand jury sessions.
The probe was triggered by Tripp's 20 hours of secretly-taped phone calls with Lewinsky in which the former White House intern told Tripp about an alleged affair with President Clinton.
(----------------)



[2-FL-FIRES]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fires]


Interstate 95 in Florida has reopened and some residents are now being allowed to return home to survey the damage.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flagler Co., FL;]

[4:04:15]
Portions of the state got some relief yesterday from rain showers.
One to two inches fell.
But forecasters say it will take more than 10 inches of rain to douse the fires and that's not expected to come anytime soon. [4:02:16]
Yesterday thousands of people living in Flagler County returned home after being evacuated last Friday.
President Clinton heads to the state later this week.
(----------------)




[dragging-death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-T]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Three white men in Jasper, Texas could now face the death penalty if convicted in the dragging death of a black man.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


A Grand jury yesterday indicted the suspects on upgraded charges of CAPITAL murder.
The panel accused the three of kidnapping and murdering James Byrd on June 7.
Prosecutors sought the upgraded murder charges believing the men were motivated by racial hatred.
No trial date has been set.
(----------------)


[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Tues.]
[RUNS=:47]
[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Ron Young/On Target Inc.;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[E-Bowers-Address]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-42]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers offered up a wish-list for the star city yesterday -- it included a program to help kids, a better paramedics museum, and a party for the city's star.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

["City Council 1" tape]
At yesterday's state of the city address, Bowers announced his initiatives. [from TAPE 97-60]
"Star 2000" will celebrate next year's 50th anniversary of the Roanoke Star and help the city usher in the new millennium. [TAPE 97-31 or 97-37]
Another program will try to find a way to give the emergency medical museum a permanent home.
And, Bowers said "Roanoke's Promise" will help at-risk children.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14 27 05]
[IN Q=this program]

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: THIS PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS "ROANOKE'S PROMISE IS A CALL FOR ACTION FOR CITIZENS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE.))
[SUPER=@Bowers;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=CHILD'S LIFE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[City Council 1 tape at ]
Also yesterday, Bowers welcomed Alvin Hudson as the city's newest council member.
The former Roanoke sheriff was elected to city council in May.
(------------)




[S-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-32]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal]


The Virginia chapter of the N-double-A-C-P was rarely softspoken under Linda Byrd-Harden's leadership.
She called former Governor George Allen a Fascist last year-- and blasted his family for owning a cat named "Buckwheat."
Yesterday, she joined Governor Jim Gilmore's Republican administration.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe]
[SUPER=01-Linda Byrd-Harden/Gilmore Appointee; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April 1997; :31]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :49]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :58]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

((
[SOT 11:18:48]

((I BELIEVE THAT THIS GOVERNOR IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY. I BELIEVE THAT HE IS SINCERE IN REACHING OUT TO ALL VIRGINIANS. AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TODAY.)) [RUNS:09]
Linda Byrd-Harden's certainly NOT the first racial minority to join Jim Gilmore's administration.
But she's definitely someone he wants on his side.
In 1997, she asked for Gilmore's ally, George Allen, to resign his office.
She downplays her criticisms now.
[SOT 11:19:227]

((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN: I DON'T RECALL EVER CALLING THE GOVERNOR A NAME.)) [RUNS:03]
But back then:
[sot 01:21:34 4/10/97]

((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN: HE IS A GOVERNOR OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME. AND WE NEED TO HOLD POLITICIANS ACCOUNTABLE WHO ARE SOMETIMES LEADERS, AND SOMETIMES FASCISTS.)) [runs:08]
Will she speak her mind with Gilmore, as his director of the state Department of Minority Business Enterprise?
[sot 11:28:01]

((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN: HE'S INDICATED TO ME THAT HE WANTS ME TO BE OPEN WITH HIM AND THAT'S WHAT I INTEND TO DO.)) [runs:05]

[sot 11:13:10]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY SPECIAL OBLIGATION AS GOVERNOR IS TO GUARANTEE THAT THE PROSPERITY THAT WE'VE WORKED SO HARD TO CREATE LEAVES NO ONE BEHIND.)) [runs:08]
So Byrd-Harden will oversee helping minority businesses access capital, and get the technical expertise they need.
Gilmore reminds us it's NOT affirmative action.
[sot 11:24;31 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS IS NOT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. THIS IS AN OUTREACH. IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO INTO EVERY COMMUNITY AND TO AGGRESSIVELY SEEK OPPORTUNITIES.)) [runs:07]
The state N-double-ACP President says he's happy to see Byrd-Harden working for economic justice on the inside now.


Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-39; 1:26:41]
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[***NOTE Anchor tag***]
The first round of car tax refund checks are heading out to some 50,000 thousand Virginians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Chesterfield County residents will be the first in the state to get refunds on their car tax payments.
Checks for the 12-and-a half percent of this year's car tax were flowing out of state printers yesterday.
A hotline will be operational this week.
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[SOT 12:53:00]
[IN Q=The hotline]

((RON TILLETT/VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF FINANCE: THE HOTLINE IS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT COME UP FROM EITHER THE IMPLEMENTATION SIDE OF THE PROGRAM OR FROM CITIZENS THAT MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT "WHY DID I GET THIS AMOUNT OF CHECK?" OR IN THIS CASE "WHERE IS THE REST OF MY CHECK?))
[SUPER=@Tillett;]
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[OUT Q=my check?]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the only year that the state will print checks.
In future years, your car tax bill will be reduced by the phase-in amount, until it's completely eliminated -- probably in four years, depending on the economy.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1006]
The NO CAR TAX toll free hotline is 1- 877 CARTAX-1.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Ken Griffey's star shines in the Major League All-Stars.
STeve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=great day.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[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]


The largest drug bust in two decades began in Roanoke last night, with police carrying indictments for 141 people- including 20 minors.
Police targeted the Lincoln Terrace Housing complex, and made several arrests, with more to come as they sweep the rest of the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Goodview man died yesterday when his pick-up truck smashed into a V-DOT dump truck.
Police say Clyde Campbell died when the dump truck swerved to miss another vehicle and hit his pick up.
It took rescue crews an hour to extricate the driver of the dump truck. His condition is not being released.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A funeral service will be held Thursday for six of the seven victims of Saturday's accident in Botetourt County.
Four children were in the car that collided with a diesel tanker on Route 11.
Family members traveled to the site of the accident, which will remain closed until work crews can repair the damage.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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