[11-Drug-Bust]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-54; 18:16]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


It began with two men harrasing a female truck driver.
It ended three hours later with the men in jail on drug charges.
David Johnson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=29-year old]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. R.A. Black/Va. State Police; :15]
[SUPER=01-Trooper David Albert/Va. State Police; :44]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=djo, news7]

(( 29-year old Victor Duane Helm and 18-year old Carlos Renaldo Ivy were traveling southbound on I-81 when they apparently began harassing a female truck driver. The woman called for help, and police caught up with the two men further down the road.
[SOT=13:16:29]
[IN Q=THE TROOPER ORIGINALLY]

((SGT. R.A. BLACK/VA. STATE POLICE; THE TROOPER ORIGINALLY STOPPED THE VEHICLE. ONE OF THE PASSENGERS OR THE DRIVER, I'M NOT SURE WHICH, PRODUCED A BADGE AND TOLD HIM HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AT WHICH TIME, ACCORDING TO THE TROOPER, HE RAN A CHECK TO MAKE SURE HE WAS IN FACT A POLICE OFFICER.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=A POLICE OFFICER.]


Police were forced to let the pair go, after the truck driver refused to press any charges.
But, authorities continued checking the background of the man who said he was an officer.
[SOT=16:28:50]
[IN Q=INVESTIGATION REVEALED]

((TROOPER DAVID ALBERT/VA. STATE POLICE; INVESTIGATION REVEALED HE HAD BEEN FIRED OR TERMINATED APPROXIMATELY A YEAR AGO AND WAS NOT IN FACT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. BUT HE WAS STILL POSSESSING A BADGE AND PHOTO I-D THAT REPRESEBNTED HIM AS SUCH.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=HIM AS SUCH.]

With the help of the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office, state police caught up with the two men again in Botetourt County.
Officers stopped them at a gas station, searched the car and found two zip lock bags full of crack cocaine and two smaller bags of marijuana. [STAND-UP/18:28:02] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE STREET VALUE ON THE CRACK COCAINE WAS ESTIMATED AT 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS. HELMS AND IVY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH DRUG TRAFFICKING AND POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS. HELMS WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER. BOTH MEN ARE BEING HELD IN THE BOTETOURT COUNTY JAIL. THEIR BOND HAS NOT YET BEEN SET. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS19]
[OUTQ=DJO, News 7.]))


[11-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-60; 00:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Two Roanoke firefighters were injured yesterday in a fire on Cambell Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The fire broke out around 4:30.
When firefighters arrived the house was fully engulfed.
Roanoke Fire Chief Jim Grigsby said a fireman was seriously hurt after the home's porch collapsed and fell on him.
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[SOT 17.03.29 - 17.03.39]
[IN Q=It was starting]

((LIVINGSTON AKERS/WITNESS: IT WAS STARTING TO CAVE IN AND I HOLLERED AS LOUD AS I COULD, WATCH OUT!" BUT, WITH ALL THE MACHINERY AROUND HERE AND ALL THE HOSES--THEY COUDLN'T HEAR ME.))
[SUPER=01-Livingston Akers/Witness;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=couldn't hear me.]
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[VO-NAT]


The firefighter was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is expected to fully recover.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=hold]


Another firefighter suffered minor injuries.
The fire gutted the home that was vacant at the time.
An investigation is underway.

[11-Parkway-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-46; 50:35]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Two people were taken to the hospital last night following a single-car accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


It happened along the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Roanoke Overlook around 9:30.
Park rangers say a car ran off the road and dropped about 25 feet down an embankment.
A man and a woman in the car were both taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
According to parkway officials one of them suffered critical injuries.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=hold]


Parkway police say it appears speed was a factor in the accident.

[Portadown]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Three Catholic children are dead following an arson fire as violence erupts again in Northern Ireland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portadown, Ireland;]


Three brothers ages seven to ten died in a house located in a mostly Protestant area. The adults were able to escape.
Officials say the fire bombing is related to a Protestant march in Portadown.
Talks aimed at ending the violence broke up without making any substantial progress.
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[Sun-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]


[2-SHOT]
(Adlib toss to Lottery Numbers)



[super=x5000;set dissolve]
[super=70-8/5/5/0/8/4/0;] Pick 3/Pick 4
[super=72-4/7/15/17/26/2/4/5/6/34/41/9/6/6/8/0/7;] Cash 5/lotto/Kicker
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[COMM#1]


[Weekend-Baby-Swimming]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Wknd HC]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


There are several approaches to baby swimming lessons, each with mixed levels of success. For parents thinking of enrolling their infants, toddlers and children in a class, Tonya Flory tells us what age is best to take the first plunge.
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[IN Q=Water, it]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Parker/Parent; :24]
[SUPER=01-Lee Ann Wheat/YMCA Instructor; :50]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Walters/Water Safety Instructor; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:21 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=Dr. William Kagey/Pediatrician; 1:40]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

((Water, it calms and gives life, but it can also take life. 163 children and adolescents drowned over the last decade in Virginia. The YMCA Ana YWCA of the Roanoke Valley have classes specifically geared to teaching babies as young as six months not to be afraid of the water.
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[SOT UB 19 12 01]
[IN Q=Last year]

((JIM PARKER/PARENT:LAST YEAR WE TOOK HIM TO A FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC UP TO MY SISTERS WHO HAS A POOL AND HE WAS SO SCARED OF THE WATER, NOW HE'S NOT SCARED OF THE WATER AT ALL. HE ENJOYS IT AND HE JUST HAS A GOOD TIME.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=good time]

19 month old Joseph Parker is getting more and more used to being in the water, his dad says the earlier you begin the better.
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[SOT 19 11 42]
[IN Q=He's going]

((JIM PARKER/PARENT:HE'S GOING TO BE AROUND A LOT OF POOLS IN HIS LIFE AND WE DON'T WANT TO WORRY ABOUT HIM DROWNING AND WE FEEL LIKE IF HE LEARNS EARLY HE'LL BE BETTER IN THE LONG RUN.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=long run]
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[SOT ub 18 54 51]
[IN Q=It's the]

((LEE ANN WHEAT/YMCA INSTRUCTOR:IT'S THE ONES WHO HAVE NEVER HAD ANY WATER EXPERIENCE, ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY'RE FIVE YEARS OLD AND THE PARENTS SAY LET'S GIVE MY CHILD SWIMMING LESSONS, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE HARD TO TEACH BECAUSE IT'S VERY SCARY, THEY'RE NOT USED TO IT.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=used to it.]

Water Safety Instructors say orientation to the water can start at home.
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[SOT 18 29 22]
[IN Q=It's motor]

((CHERYL WALTERS/WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR:IT'S MOTOR SKILLS AND WATER ADJUSTMENT AND COMFORT TO THE WATER AND THAT CAN START RIGHT IN THE BATHTUB. AND THE PARENTS ATTITUDE HAS A WHOLE LOT TO DO WITH IT. IF THEY SEE THE PARENT PANIC, THEY'RE GOING TO PANIC.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=going to panic]

Parkers philosophy is babies lived in water for 9 months and it brings them back to that soothing time.
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[SOT ub 19 12 22]
[IN Q=In the womb]

((JIM PARKER/PARENT:IN THE WOMB, IT KIND OF REMINDS THEM OF THAT AND I THINK IF YOU GET BACK TO THAT EARLY ENOUGH THEN THAT KIND OF REMINDS THEM OF THAT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=of that]

But pediatricians remind parents no matter how advanced swimmers their children are, they can never be completely safe.

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[SOT ub 13 39 15]
[IN Q=No baby]

((DR. WILLIAM KAGEY/PEDIATRICIAN:NO BABY, NO CHILD EVEN IF THEY KNOW HOW TO SWIM ARE DROWNED PROOF SO SOMEBODY HAS TO BE SUPERVISING WHETHER IT'S AT THEIR OWN POOL, SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE OR AT THE BEACH SOMEBODY HAS TO BE WATCHING THESE KIDS ALL THE TIME.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=all the time]

Watching them and maybe joining in on some of the fun. [NAT SOUND BREAK] Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.)) [HEADLINES]
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Roy Rogers was laid to rest yesterday.
Four white horses escorted the white hearse carrying his remains.
Fans braved 106-degree heat to watch the 13 mile procession.
Roy Rogers career included 87 movies and a 1950s T-V series.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Family and friends of Lt. Micheal Blassie are glad he is finally home.
Blassie received a hero's farewell at his funeral yesterday.
It included full military honors.
Family members say the mystery behind Blassie's death no longer haunts them.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Hollins University has offered help to people that stutter for the past 25 years.
Yesterday the institute dedicated the " Hollins Communications Research Institute.
The institute will continue to provide therapy and conduct research for those with speech impediments.
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[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]


And that's what's making news on this Sunday July 12-th.
(toss to Robin for Newsreel)




[Queen-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Newsreel]
(Toss to Robin for Newsreel)
[ANCHOR=Robin 2-Shot]


Do you remember what you were doing on July 10-th, 1976?
[ANCHOR=Robin Full]
[GRAPHIC=Newsreel]


Maybe you were one of the thousands of people who greeted Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Here's David Seidel with Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/July 10, 1976; :08]
[SUPER=01-Queen Elizabeth II; :25]
[SUPER=20-David/Seidel; :45]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7.]

(( More than 20-thousand people gathered on the famous lawn of U-V-A to greet the Queen.
Accompanied by Governor Mills Godwin and some 600 security guards, Queen Elizabeth spent about four hours touring Thomas Jefferson's university and home.
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[SOT]

[51:50]
[IN Q=It is]

((QUEEN ELIZABETH II; IT IS A MOVING EXPERIENCE TO STAND HERE AMIDST THE BEAUTY HE CREATED OF THIS UNIVERSITY AND TO REFLECT THAT IT WAS FOR THIS THAT HE WISHED TO BE REMEMBERED, RATHER THAN FOR HIS AUTHORSHIP OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, A DOCUMENT WHICH CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=course of history]


In her brief speech at U-V-A the queen called for closer ties between the United States and Great Britain.
After the speech, the queen and a hundred invited guests ate lunch in the rotunda, then continued on to Monticello.


That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm David Seidel, News-7.))



[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sports Plays]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The San Diego Padres scored two unearned runs in the first inning to beat the Dodgers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Dodgers-Fox;]


And here's the play, Beltry grabs the short hit to third but overthrows Charles Johnson and the two runs score.
It doesn't get any better for L-A has Bobby Bonilla argues Bill Hon's first strike call. Hon has the last word and Bonilla's out of the game.
This home run to center field doesn't help the Dogers as San Diego gets the four to one win.
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AR/Reds-Fox;]


Great 'D' by Cincinnati's Barry Larkin helps the Reds to thier sixth straight win. Larkin also homered twice.
The Diamondbacks don't do as well on defense as Willie Blair is late getting over, Rees is safe and a run scores.
THis homer is icing on the cake as Cincinnati beats Arizona 8-to-0. The Diamondbacks have lost three in a row.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WebWatch]
[GRAPHIC=WebWatch]


You want information that's helpful, entertaining and sometimes a bit strange.
Then, check out the world wide web.
Here's Eric Earnhart with Webwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Whether you're new]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=wdbj7-dot-com]

(( [intro] [RUNS05]

Whether you're new to diabetes, or not, you could find important information at the Joslin Diabetes center website.

For new patients, there's a list of basic things you need to know about, including a checklist of questions you should ask your doctor.
There are also discussion and support groups, Diabetes news and information about the latest research.

The award for the cuddliest website has to go to the San Diego Zoo, and it's Koala Cam... You can peek in on the only albino Koala in captivity, named Ghost Boy.
If you can't spot him on the cam... then click on the streaming video clip for an up close look at Ghost Boy and his mom...

This has to be one of the strangest sites we've ever seen... At findagrave-dot-com... you can locate and see photographs of your favorite celebrity's final resting place.
Elvis is here of course... so is Robert E. Lee's grave site in Lexington...
The author says he even collects dirt from famous gravesites... ok that's a little too weird....
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ-7 dot com....))

[Blassie-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


THe Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is missing one man and that soldier is now home.
Lee Cowan has more on Lt. Michael Blassie's funeral.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Blassie/Sister; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Al Mount/Veteran; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-John Barnhill/Vietnam Veteran; 1:37]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(( TRACK: HIS WAR LONG OVER - THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER IS HOME.
nats - 21 gun salute

SOT: Pat Blassie - we now know his name first lt. michael j. blassie.
(NO FONT)


nats - 21 gan salvo
TRACK: 26 YEARS AFTER HE WAS SHOT DOWN OVER SOUTH VIETNAM...AND 14 YEARS AFTER HE WAS WRONGFULLY INTERRED AS THE UNKNOWN SERVICEMAN FROM THE VIETNAM WAR - PILOT MICHAEL BLASSIE RECEIVED A HERO'S FAREWELL WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS.
nats- amazing grace flyover

SOT: George Blassie/BROTHER - Michael is alive in my heart and mind. His

memory lives on. (EDIT) He deserves to be known (QUICK FONT)
STANDUP: A STONE ONCE STOOD HERE BEARING BLASSIE'S NAME OVER AN EMPTY GRAVE. HE'S NOW BURIED JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM HERE. HIS FAMILY SAYS HE CAN FINALLY REST IN PEACE. THEY'RE RELIEVED HE'S FINALLY HOME.

SOT: MARY HART/SISTER - We as a family thaks god all theglory for

bringing michael an american hero home at last.
TRACK: MANY VETERANS CAME TO PAY RESPECT. AMONG THEM JAMES CONNALLY WHO WAS FLYING WITH BLASSIE THE DAY HE DIED.

SOT:JAMES CONNALLY/ - It brought that day right up close before and I

think I can put it aside a little better.

SOT: THIS IS THAT BOY'S LAST FLIGHT.


TRACK: WILLIAM PARNELL WAS ONE OF THE AMERICAN'S WHO FOUND BLASSIE'S REMAINS IN VIETNAM.

(FONT HERE)
SOT:WILLIAM PARNELL - That's the one thing soldiers always knw. that is

something happened to them somebody would bring em home, so he's coming home.
TRACK: HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER DICK GEPHARDT AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN ALSO CAME TO HONOR BLASSIE.
FONT; MAY 14, 1998 TRACK: COHEN ORDERED THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS OPENED AFTER A CBS NEWS INVESTIGATION FOUND EVIDENCE THAT BLASSIE WAS BURIED THERE. DNA TESTS CONFIRMED IT. IT'S A FACT THAT SOME MILITARY OFFICIALS KNEW BLASSIE'S IDENTITY WHEN HE WAS INTERRED IN 1984.
BLASSIE'S SISTER PAT SAYS SHE STILL DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN.

SOT: PAT BLASSIE/SISTER - THE BLASSIE FAMILY WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO

HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT REMAINS WERE FOUND MICHAEL'S ID CARD 25 YEARS AGO.
TRACK: THE FAMILY SAYS THE MYSTERY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO MICHAEL NO LONGER HAUNTS THEM. FOR THE VIETNAM VETERANS WHO PAID TRIBUTE, IT WAS A FITTING SALUTE FOR A FELLOW SOLDIER - A KNOWN SOLDIER.
nats - welcome home buddy
VG, CBS NEWS.

))[Rogers-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


America's favorite singing cowboy rode off into the sunset one final time yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Victorville, CA;]


A 13 mile procession followed the white hearse carrying Roy Rogers.
Fans watched in the 106 degree heat has four white horses escorted the hearse around The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum.
Rogers' career spanned Western recordings, 87 movies including 26 with wife Dale Evans and a 1950's T-V series.


From 1943 to 1954, Rogers was the No. 1 Western star at the box office.
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[Congress-Votes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taiwan's future and I-R-S reform topped the Senate agenda this past week.
Here's how Virginia's lawmakers voted.
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[take pinnacle board 1001]
The Senate gave final approval to the new rules -- [take pinnacle board 1002] under which the Internal Revenue Service will have to operate. [take pinnacle board 1004]
The vote was 96 to two, with both Chuck Robb and John Warner endorsing the bill. [take pinnacle board 1006]
The Senate also approved a resolution-- [take pinnacle board 1007] that Taiwan's future be worked out by peaceful means. [take pinnacle board 1008]
That measure passed unanimously, with Robb's and Warner's approval.
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[11-Hollins-Institute]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-59; 00:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

For the past 25-years, Hollins University has offered therapy to help people who stutter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, the university dedicated the "Hollins Communications Research Institute". The institute will still provide help for those with speech impediments. But now it will also conduct research.
[SOT=18:08:38]
[IN Q=WE'RE WORKING NOW]

((WE'RE WORKING NOW WITH THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH ON THE GENETIC ANALYSIS OF STUTTERING. WE MAY BE ABLE TO FIND THE GENES THAT CAUSE THE PROBLEM. SO IF THAT TURNS OUT, WE'LL HAVE SOME LANDMARK WORK TO POINT TO.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ron Webster/Institute Founder; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=TO POINT TO.]
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[VO-NAT]

One of the first 100-students to successfully complete the therapy course was the wife of space pioneer John Glenn.
[SOT=18:17:25]
[IN Q=I WAS AN]

((ANNIE GLENN/SPEECH THERAPY RECIPIENT; I WAS AN 85-PERCENT STUTTERER, WHICH IS VERY, VERY SEVERE. I HAD LOTS OF FRIENDS, I WAS ACTIVE. BUT IF YOU HAD PLACED A MICROPHONE IN FRONT OF ME LIKE YOU'RE DOING NOW I WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TALK.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Glenn/Institute Graduate; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=ABLE TO TALK.]
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[VO-NAT]


The program has a better than average success rate. Over the first six to 12 months, about 90-percent of the participants stop stuttering. In the long term, about 70 to 75 percent.
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[11-Pilot-PostOffice]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-55; 01:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The town of Pilot is celebrating a century of mail service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The service was once handled by local grocers who were just a few blocks apart.
All that's left of the first Pilot post office are these pictures.
The most recent facility was constructed nearly 40-years ago.
Part of Pilot's centennial celebration included dressing the part.
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[SOT=14:57:22 - 15:04:58]
[IN Q=THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING]

((GARY RIDDLE/PILOT POSTMASTER; THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING, BACK WHEN IT WAS A COUNTRY STORE WITH THE POST OFFICE HAVING THE BARS THAT YOU HAD TO GET YOUR MAIL THROUGH. AND WE ALSO HAD SOME OLD ANNTIQUE CARS HERE.)) ((WADE EANES/FORMER POSTAL CARRIER; I ONLY HAD A MILE AND A HALF OF HARD TOP THAT I TRAVELED TWICE. AND I HAD 13 OPEN STREAMS UP AND DOWN THE MOUNTAINS. AND I STARTED OUT WITH A JEEP AND EVEN WITH A JEEP I HAD TROUBLES SOMETIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Riddle/Pilot Postmaster; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wade Eanes/Retired Postal Carrier; :12]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=TROUBLES SOMETIMES.]
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[VO-NAT]

There are plans for a new post office that will be about three times as big. A groundbreaking ceremony should take place by the fall.
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[Martina-McBride]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Wknd Morning]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A change of plans for the Summer Jam at the Dan Concert in Danville.
Country music legend Merle Haggard has cancelled his appearance for the July 17th event.
Concert promoters will only say it's due to unforeseen circumstances.
Martina McBride will perform in Haggard's place.
She will headline the concert which also features Rhett Akins.



[60-Minutes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=60-Minutes]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Is Mickey Mouse's Company anti-family, anti-Christian and pro-homosexual?
Tonight on 60-Minutes we'll hear more of the debate between the Southern Baptist Convention and Disney.
Here's Lesley Stahl.
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[SOT]

[10:25:02]
[IN Q=They're pushing]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=family viewing]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


You can see that story and more tonight at Seven on your hometown station.

[HorseOpen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profiles]


Virginia's horse industry is cautiously monitoring the fate of its fledgling race track.
But there's something much more interesting going on in the horse world of the Old Dominion.
Ellen Qualls met Bill Northern-- a self-proclaimed "horse psychic."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Horse-Psychic]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#VA Profiles ]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bill Northern's]
[SUPER=03-Oxen Hill, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Northern/Horse Psychic; :28]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :48]
[SUPER=01-Don Smith/Horse Trainer; :56]
[SUPER=01-Mary Smith/Horse Trainer; 1:04]
[RUNS=2:21]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Oxen Hill, Maryland.]


(( Bill Northern's NOT whispering TO horses.
He's listening.
[nat sot tape one ]

(( )) [runs:05]
The northern neck retiree's found a new vocation.
[sot 01:33:22 ]

((MOST HORSES REALLY WANT TO PLEASE. MOST OF THEM REALLY WANT TO. AND UNFORTUNATELY, THEY CAN'T TALK.)) [runs:10]
So Northern talks for them.
[sot 01:34:18]

((HORSES TALK TO ME JUST LIKE YOU ARE. I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT. YOU DON'T NECESSARILY HEAR IT IN ENGLISH, LIKE WE'RE SAYING IT. SOMETIMES I DO. LIKE THIS ONE HORSE A WHILE AGO COMPLAINING ABOUT HIS HAY--)) [runs:14]

[NAT SOT TAPE ONE 01:19:38]

((MRS. SMITH: SHE'S A PICKY EATER. NORTHERN: SHE JUST KEEPS FUSSING ABOUT IT. SHE KEEPS TELLING ME THAT THAT HAY ISN'T ANY GOOD.)) [runs:07]
Northern admits that he's NOT always dead on with his readings.
He admits there are skeptics.
[sot TAPE ONE 01:39:33]

((BILL NORTHERN/HORSE PSYCHIC: SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN WANT YOU AROUND THE BARN.)) [runs:03]

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((DON SMITH: I DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY THINK WE'RE KOOKY ANYWAY. haha)) [runs:04]
The Smiths own and train race horses.
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((MRS. SMITH: I HAVE SPECIAL FEELINGS ABOUT HORSES TOO. AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF MY FEELINGS WERE CORRECT. AND MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN.)) [runs:09]

[sot TAPE TWO 01:45:58]

((MRS. SMITH: I THINK HE'S A HUNDRED PERCENT ACCURATE.)) [runs:03]
The pendulum is Northern's window to the horse's soul.
Northern claims its movement is guided by his "spirits."
[sot 01:35:24]

((I CALL 'EM MY ANGELS, CAUSE THEY'RE WITH ME ALL THE TIME. But it's your ability? WELL IT'S NOT ME. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HORSES, I REALLY DON'T.)) [runs:10]

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((BILL NORTHERN/HORSE PSYCHIC: THIS ONE FOAL, I COULDN'T GET A READING ON HER. AND I TOLD THE OWNER THAT IT WAS VERY SICK. AND I TOLD THE OWNER AND HE DIDN'T THINK SO. BUT ANYWAY, WHAT WE'D DONE ALL DAY HE WAS PLEASED WITH. SO HE BROUGHT IT IN ANYWAY AND CALLED THE VET. AND ANYWAY, THAT FOAL WOULD HAVE DIED. What was wrong with it? IT HAD PNEUMONIA. AND IT WAS A HORSE THAT WAS WORTH PROBABLY A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.)) [runs:35]

[sot TAPE TWO 01:46:51]

((DON SMITH: IT COULD DEFINITELY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 15 OR 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS DIFFERENCE.)) [runs:04]

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(( )) [runs:05]
One more free piece of psychic knowledge: horses need hugs too.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Oxen Hill, Maryland. ))[2-HEADLINES]
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Two men police say harrassed a female truck driver on I-81 yesterday ended up in jail on drug charges.
Police responded after the woman called for help.
After a search they found crack cocaine and marijuana.
The two men were charged with drug traffiking and possesion with the intent to distribute drugs.
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A house fire on Campbell Avenue yeterday injured two firefighters.
Firefighters arrived and found the house engulfed by flames.
The home's porch collapsed on one of the firefighters.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial and will fully recover.
Another firefighter suffered minor injuries.
An investigation is underway.
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Violence has erupted again in Northern Ireland, killing three Catholic children.
An arson fire is to blame.
Officials say the fire bombing is related to a Protestant march in Portadown.
Talks to end the violence have been unsucessful.
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And that's what's making news on this Sunday July 12-th.