[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


No arrests yet in a possible home invasion and murder yesterday morning in northwest Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Was a third person present for the burning and beheading of Garnett G-P Johnson? that's what convicted killer Louis Ceparano is suggesting.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a preview of this year's Commonwealth which begin tomorrow in the Roaonke Valley.

[Home-invasion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net- ;FROM 98-53]
[GRAPHIC=MURDER INVESTGATION]


Roanoke police continue to investigate yesterday's home invasion that ended in murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say three masked gunmen apparently forced their way into Melvin Andrew Lee's house early yesterday and demanded money.
The 35-year-old was fatally shot in the head.
Police do not know if this shooting is connected to other home invasions in Northwest Roanoke.
They say its apparent the suspects were familiar with the interior of Lee's home.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Certainly we're]

(( SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: CERTAINLY WE'RE LOOKING TO SEE IF THERE'S A RELATIONSHIP. BUT IF WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS AT THIS POINT IN TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke Police Department;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q= is at this point in time.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lee's mother, a friend and two young nephews were also in the house but were not injured.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Police said Lee was free on bond after being arrested in April on drug and gun possession charges -- but they won't say whether the killing was drug-related.

[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-41 1:28:55]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell, Emmett]


Emmett Cressell, Junior will not be released on bond while awaiting his trial in little more than a month.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]


Cressell is accused of burning and beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson in Elk Creek, last summer.
He was originally charged with first degree murder and later released on bond after agreeing to testify against co-defendant, Louis Ceparano.
But the tables quickly turned for Cressell after Ceparano recently entered a plea.
In exchange for life in prison, Ceparano agreed to testify against Cressell who was then charged with capital murder.
Yesterday-- Cressell's attorneys argued their client should be granted bond because he did NOT try to flee when previously released.
(/////SOT/////)

[3:50:20]
[SOT]
[IN Q=We simply]

((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY: WE SIMPLY POINTED OUT, MR. CRESSELL HAS CONSISTENTLY, 100- PERCENT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS CASE, DONE EVERYTHING HE'S BEEN ASKED TO DO. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Cressell's Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=asked to do.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The judge ruled against bond saying the circumstances surrounding the case are different now.
It was also revealed in court that Ceparano recently told investigators the victim's watch was NOT stolen and another person, who has never been mentioned, was there the night of the murder.
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[secret-service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-e]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court (4106)]


The fate of Secret Service testimony before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury is in the hands of the Supreme Court.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[na001 TOP STORIES 5 NEWSPATH]
Yesterday, a full appeals court stuck with the original decision that secret service personnel who are called to testify must do so.
Supreme Court Chief Justice William Renquist has until noon today to stop the agent's testimony.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[na015 5 NEWSPATH]
Meantime, President Bill Clinton was seen last night attending several functions without his his head of security detail, Larry Cockell.
Cockell, who has been subpoenaed to testify in the Lewinsky probe, has been temporarily replaced.
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[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-39 1:51:51]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke COunty Schools]


School officials in Roanoke County are reconsidering whether to build one new high school or two.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


Current plans call for a renovated Cave Spring High School, and a new facility to be built on the Woods End property or some other site.
Some South County residents believe a single high school makes more sense. They say it will save money in the long-run, and prove less divisive.
They've received no guarantees, but county leaders have agreed to let their experts crunch the numbers one more time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT UB 16:31:21]
[IN Q=Where you build a school]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WHERE YOU BUILD A SCHOOL, WHETHER OR NOT YOU BUILD A SCHOOL. THE CURRICULA, NUMBER OF STUDENTS, PUPIL TEACHER RATIOS ARE ALL SCHOOL BOARD ISSUES. WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS SAID IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE FROM WHAT WE'VE ADOPTED SO FAR, THAT BEING TWO HIGH SCHOOLS, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FOR YOU AND WE'LL GO DOWN THIS ROAD ONCE AGAIN AND TRY TOMAKE A VALUED AND INFORMED DECISION.))
[SUPER=@Johnson]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=informed decision.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Officials say they have a window of a couple of weeks, in which they can consider the question, without delaying school construction.

[RUSSIAN-CZAR]


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


Thousands of Russians are in St. Petersburg to witness history in the making.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, Russia;]


The last Russian emperor and his family are being laid to rest today.. 80 years to the day after they were murdered by Bolshevik Revolutionaries.
Even President Boris Yeltsin is paying tribute to Russia's last emperor.. Czar Nicholas the Second, his wife, their children and several servants return home to their final resting place.
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[TWA-800]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


It was two years ago tonight that T-W-A Flight 800 exploded over Long Island, Killing 230 people.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[5-newspath NA014]
Today, victims' families will mark the anniversary with a memorial service on a beach.
Others will visit the hangar where the shattered plane's rebuilt shell stands.
Last year the F-B-I ended its probe into the explosion after ruling it was not a criminal act.
But the N-T-S-B still can say why the jets center fuel tank exploded.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE QUESTION]
[SUPER=01-James Kallstrom/Former FBI Assistant Director;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=BE THAT CERTAIN]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some relatives of the victims are now calling for regulations to make fuel tanks safer.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Michael Jordan drops some hints about his future with the Chicago Bulls.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy everybody]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=care everybody]



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

[Something-About-Mary] [2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-H]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[anchor=Melanie]


Good news for the slap-happy.
Your movie has arrived.
[Anchor=Kimberly]


But it is NOT for the politically correct.
Dennis Cunningham takes a look at "There's Something About Mary".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's something]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Cunningham/Reporting; :00]
[SUPER=04-"There's Something About Mary"/20th Century Fox; :28]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(( (DENNIS ON CAM)
"THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY" COMES TO US FROM THE FARRELLEY BROTHERS, THE MAD-CAP DUO WHO GAVE US THE GROSS OUT COMEDY OF "DUMB AND DUMBER", AND THE EVEN GROSSER OUT COMEDY OF THE BOWLING EPIC CALLED "KINGPIN". NOW, I HAVE A TOUCH OF SAD NEWS FOR THEIR FANS. THE BOYS HAVE BECOME SLIGHTLY RESPECTABLE WITH THIS ONE. BUT, GOOD NEWS TOO, NOT ALL THAT RESPECTABLE. THERE'S STILL COMEDY THAT'S WAY BEYOND THE PALE.

(DENNIS VO/CLIPS)



(DENNIS ON CAM)
FANS WON'T BE SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT SCENE GOES ON. AND ON. NOR THAT THERE IS COMEDY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED. STILL, THIS IS A STEP UP. THERE IS A FINE CAST, AND ENOUGH GENUINE COMEDY FOR A DARN NEAR RESPECTABLE FINAL FIVE. I'M DENNIS CUNNINGHAM FOR CBS NEWS.)) [2-shot]
(ad lib toss to stocks)


[E-Technology-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-40 1:44:34]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


It's a venture that could bring big improvements to the area's job market.
Buena Vista has now joined Lexington and Rockbridge County in setting aside thousands of dollars to develop the Virginia Enviro-Technology Center.
Stacey Martin explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this is the first]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;:09]
[SUPER=01-Dave Klepinger/Rockbridge Partnership;:17]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;:39]
[SUPER=01-Will Harris/Rockbridge Co. Supervisor;:55]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;1:08]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Rockbridge Co.]

(( This is the first venture to pool resources from Rockbridge County, Lexington, and Buena Vista--an industrial park scheduled for construction next to Des Champs Laboratories in Buena Vista next spring.
But, economic developers want more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13.51.48 - 13.52.06]
[IN Q=To this point]

((DAVE KLEPINGER/ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP: TO THIS POINT IN TIME WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN CREATING MANUFACTURING JOBS BUT WE WEREN'T CREATING THE JOBS FOR CHILDREN FROM THIS AREA WHO WANT TO COME BACK HOME FROM COLLEGE AND FIND COLLEGE LEVEL JOBS.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=college level jobs.]


Local officials hope to change all of that with their new venture--the Virginia Enviro-Technology Center.
It will eventually span this hillside just outside of Lexington; attracting computer companies and engineering firms.
It was a deal two years in the making. And, one official says it is necessary to help secure the future of the region as a whole.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16.46.58 - 16.47.11]
[IN Q=The three localities]

((WILL HARRIS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: THE THREE LOCALITIES HERE TOGETHER AREN'T THAT LARGE. WE'VE ONLY GOT 30 COUPLE THOUSAND BETWEEN US. SO, IT JUST MAKES GOOD SENSE FOR EVERYBODY TO KIND OF GO TOGETHER AND POOL THEIR RESOURCES TO DRAW INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY INTO THE AREA.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=into the area.]
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[SOT 18.48.29 - 18.48.47]
[IN Q=It's estimated it]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: IT'S ESTIMATED IT WILL TAKE ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND YEARS BEFORE THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED. BUT, ONCE IT IS THEY SAY THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE THE REGION'S JOB MARKET WHAT IT'S MISSING--MORE HIGHLY SKILLED, HIGHER PAYING JOBS IN TECHNOLOGY.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=jobs in technology.]))


[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, the F-D-A gives its stamp of approval to a drug that proved disastrous in the 1950's.
Melinda Wittstock has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Wittstock/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MELINDA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
A DRUG WIDELY HELD AS A MEDICAL DISASTER IN THE LATE 1950'S MAKES A COMEBACK IN THE 90'S.. AS A POTENTIAL CURE FOR LEPROSY.
VT=VO

((vo))
THALIDOMIDE IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH THESE HORRFYING PICTURES--
THE DRUG THAT WAS ONCE USED AS A SEDATIVE FOR PREGNANT MOTHERS...ENDED UP CAUSING SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECTS IN THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN.
THALIDOMIDE WAS EVENTUALLY BANNED WORLDWIDE...BUT ON THURSDAY, THE F-D-A APPROVED IT FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEPROSY.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE DRUG WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED:

VT=SOT Dr. Murray Lumpkin/Food and Drug Administration


"THE APPROVAL OF THALIDOMIDE COMES WITH SOME UNPRECEDENTED RESTRICTIONS. PHYSICIANS WHO PRESCRIBE IT MUST REGISTER WITH A PROGRAM SET UP BY THE DRUG'S MANUFACTURER. PATIENTS WHO USE IT MUST USE BIRTH CONTROL TO INSURE THERE IS NO PREGNANCY WHILE THE DRUG IS BEING USED. PATIENTS MUST ALSO JOIN THE DRUG REGISTRY AND PARTICIPATE IN SURVEYS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THE DRUG."

VT=VO

((vo))
DOCTORS SAY SOME DAY THALIDOMIDE MAY BE USED TO TREAT OTHER ILLNESSES ..SUCH AS CANCER AND AIDS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THERE MAY BE A LINK BETWEEN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND CANCER OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
A STUDY IN SWEDEN FOUND THAT PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS WERE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP CANCER OF THE LYMPH NODES AND SPLEEN.
RESEARCHERS RECOMMEND THAT ARTHRITIS PATIENTS BE GIVEN DRUGS TO PROTECT THEM FROM THESE TYPES OF CANCERS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THE MAKER OF VIAGRA IS HIT WITH ITS FIRST LAWSUIT.
A 63-YEAR OLD MAN FROM NEW YORK IS SUING FOR 85-MILLION DOLLARS, CLAIMING THE MALE IMPOTENCY DRUG CAUSED HIM TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.
HE SAYS PFIZER INCORPORATED SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT VIAGRA IS DANGEROUS PRODUCT--
BUT THE COMPANY SAYS THE PRODUCT IS SAFE WHEN USED CORRECTLY.//
AND THAT IS LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MELINDA WITTSTOCK, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)

[Commonwealth-Games]

[On Record Set]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-G]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Welcome back.
(Melanie ad libs and introduces guest)



[super=01-Stu Israel/Commonwealth Games Marketing Dir.]



(Melanie calls for video)
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[vo-nat] [runs 1:20]

[super=04-July 1997; :00]



[super=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :50]
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(ad libs)



[Double Boxes=Mel/Kmc]
(Melanie tosses to Kimberly for 3-WX)






[2-HEADLINES] [On-Record]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[2-shot=mel]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


No arrests have been made yet in a possible home invasion in Northwest Roanoke that ended in murder.
Three men reportedly stormed into the home of Melvin Lee early yesterday morning, shooting him in the head.
Police won't say yet whether they think the killing was drug related.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Supreme Court is the Clinton administration's last hope. The Justice Department wants the high court to block testimony from Secret Service agents subpoenaed by
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. An order temporarily preventing the testimony expires at noon.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Russians are burying their last czar.
President Boris Yeltsin opened the solemn ceremony in St. Petersburg today, calling the massacre of Czar Nicholas the Second and his family a ``shameful'' page of Russian history.
The czar was executed 80 years ago today.
(----------------)
[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Friday July 17th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-secret-service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court (4106)]


After losing three legal battles to block Secret Service testimony in the Monica Lewinsky case, the Clinton administration is asking the Supreme Court to intervene.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[na001 TOP STORIES 5 NEWSPATH]
Yesterday, a full appeals court stuck with the original decision that secret service personnel who are called to testify must do so.
Supreme Court Chief Justice William Renquist has until noon today to stop the agent's testimony.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[na015 5 NEWSPATH]
Meantime, President Bill Clinton was seen last night attending several functions without his his head of security detail, Larry Cockell.
Cockell, who has been subpoenaed to testify in the Lewinsky probe, has been temporarily replaced.
(----------------)



[E-Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-53 20:26]
[GRAPHIC=Murder investigation]


A Northwest Roanoke man lost his life yesterday morning after 3 armed suspects barged into his home.
The suspects enacted what is called a "Home invasion", and police say that type of crime is on the rise in Roanoke.

Scott Goldberg reports on the latest incident.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=if police]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke Police; :22 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-David Baylor/Victim's Neighbor; :34]
[SUPER=@scott2;1:00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=sg,n7,roanoke]

(( What police know is that three men wearing ski masks broke into the home Melvin Lee shared with his family.
What they suspect is that the men who shot and killed the 35-year-old knew Lee and knew what the inside of his house looked like.
What police do NOT know is whether THIS home invasion is connected to others that have happened in Northwest Roanoke.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14 59 46]
[IN Q=CERTAINLY]

((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: CERTAINLY WE'RE LOOKING TO SEE IF THERE'S A RELATIONSHIP. BUT IF WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=point in time]


The men who broke into Lee's house went straight to his bedroom.
The robbery attempt turned into an argument, which turned into a shooting.
A shooting that left Lee's family distraught and his neighbors dismayed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10 19 19]
[IN Q=there's a lot]

((DAVID BAYLOR/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR: THERE'S A LOT OF ACTIVITY WITH THE POLICE AROUND HERE, QUITE A BIT. BUT YEAH TO FIND OUT SOMEONE HAS ACTUALLY BEEN MURDERED -- IT'S SURPRISING AND UPSETTING .)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=surprising and upsetting]


David Baylor, whose kids played with Lee's children, said there is some crime on his block.
But he said he's never seen anything this bad.
And he said this kind of crime can happen anywhere.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10 21 12]
[IN Q=it's not just]

((DAVID BAYLOR: IT'S NOT JUST IN THIS PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT IT'S ALL OVER THE CITY.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=all over the city]


But not all of the people who live on this block wanted to talk on camera -- and many said crime IS a problem here.
They're upset someone had to die before the problem became one the rest of the city noticed.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.))
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[2-E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-41 1:28:55]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell, Emmett]


Bond has been denied for Emmmett Cressell, Junior, as he waits out the final month before his trial.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]


Cressell is accused of burning and beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson in Elk Creek, last summer.
He was originally charged with first degree murder and later released on bond after agreeing to testify against co-defendant, Louis Ceparano.
But the tables quickly turned for Cressell after Ceparano recently entered a plea.
In exchange for life in prison, Ceparano agreed to testify against Cressell who was then charged with capital murder.
Yesterday-- Cressell's attorneys argued their client should be granted bond because he did NOT try to flee when previously released.
(/////SOT/////)

[3:50:20]
[SOT]
[IN Q=We simply]

((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY: WE SIMPLY POINTED OUT, MR. CRESSELL HAS CONSISTENTLY, 100- PERCENT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS CASE, DONE EVERYTHING HE'S BEEN ASKED TO DO. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Cressell's Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=asked to do.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The judge ruled against bond saying the circumstances surrounding the case are different now.
It was also revealed in court that Ceparano recently told investigators the victim's watch was NOT stolen and another person, who has never been mentioned, was there the night of the murder.
(----------------)



[RUDOLPH]


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


Investigators say they have some "solid" leads in their search for suspected serial bomber Eric Rudolph.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews, NC;]


So far Rudolph has managed to elude helicopters, tracking dogs and hundreds of searchers.
Several people who know Rudolph, say it will be difficult to find the out-doorsman who is hiding somewhere in the woods of North Carolina.
(----------------)



[2-Russia-Czar]


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


Russia's President Boris Yeltsin is among the dignitaries on hand in St. Petersburg to witness the funeral and burial of that country's last royal leader.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, Russia;]

[5:00:00]
It was 80 years ago today that Czar Nicholas the second and his family were executed by Bolshevik revolutionaires at the dawn of Communism.
The Russian Orthodox Church has not recognized the remains as those of the Czar and his family, so the head of the church is not attending today's service.
Yeltsin stunned some when he had a change of heart and decided to attend the funeral despite the controversy.
(----------------)



[E-SOL's]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-42 TC 1:14:13]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Virginia's new Standard of Learning tests were taken by some 300-thousand public school students in the spring.
And while officials say they're pleased with the testing process, they have yet to learn the results.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape one 22:18:51]
[IN Q=Our program]

((KIRK SCHRODER/VIRGINIA BD. OF EDUCATION: OUR PROGRAM THIS YEAR GREATLY EXCEEDED OUR GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME ADMINISTRATION OF THESE TESTS. AND WATCH THIS VERY CLOSELY ...deep breath...I'M VERY RELIEVED.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroder/Virginia Bd. of Education; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I'm very relieved.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Kirk Schroder's just talking about the logistics of administering the largest testing program in state history.
He's NOT talking about the scores.
[SUPER=@file;]


The Board of Education won't talk about that until after it decides what a passing score is, some time in October.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:00:25]
[IN Q=We have]

((MARK EDWARDS/HENRICO CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE SOME RAW DATA THAT WE'RE SORTING THROUGH. BUT WHEN WE HAVE THAT PERFORMANCE DATA, THAT'S WHEN WE GET DOWN TO-- I LOOK AT THAT AS A VERY MUCH LOCAL ISSUE. HOW DO WE RESPOND AND USE THAT DATA? BECAUSE CERTAINLY, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE BIG PUNCH.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Edwards/Henrico Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the big punch.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The S-O-L test results will really matter in 2004-- when they determine who graduates from high school.
In 2006, schools with a certain percentage of students still failing will lose state accreditation.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Fri.]
[RUNS=:44]
[out= back to you.]


[Roller-Coaster-Record] [2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-K]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[anchor=Melanie]


They say that records are made to be broken...
And reasonable people can come up with all kinds of reasons for all kinds of things, that most of us would think of as, well, unreasonable.
[anchor=Kimberly]


Take the American who just keeps piling on the hours in his own roller coaster ride.
And his rival across the Atlantic.
Vicki Mabrey has their story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The ups and downs]
[SUPER=03-Blackpool, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Rodriguez/Roller Coaster Record Holder; :19 ]
[SUPER=01-Normand St. Pierre/Rival Roller Coaster Rider; 1:23 ]
[super=01-Vicki Mabrey/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London]

((
(SCRIPT)
(Blackpool, England)

THE UPS AND DOWNS SHOULD HAVE ENDED LAST NIGHT, WHEN RICHARD RODRIGUEZ BEAT HIS OWN ROLLERCOASTER RIDING RECORD. 600 HOURS, 500 RIDES A DAY, OVER FOUR CONTINUOUS WEEKS ON THE BIG DIPPER IN BLACKPOOL ENGLAND. THE 39-YEAR-OLD MIAMI TEACHER HAS BEEN RIDING ROUND THE CLOCK SINCE JUNE 18TH.
RICHARD RODRIGUEZ/ROLLER COASTER ENDURANCE RECORD HOLDER: Just my way of being an adventurer. Some are aviators, some are racecar drivers, but rollercoasters, I've always enjoyed amusement parks. My way of doing something just a little different.
HE'S ALLOWED A FIVE MINUTE BREAK EVERY HOUR... BUT HE STORES THEM UP TO TAKE TWO HOURS OFF EACH DAY.... TIME IN THE MORNING FOR BREAKFAST AND A SHOWER. ANOTHER BREAK IN THE EVENING FOR DINNER. DURING BUSINESS HOURS, RODRIGUEZ SHARES HIS ROLLERCOASTER WITH OTHERS OUT FOR A DAY FUN AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK. AT NIGHT, HE BEDS DOWN IN THE LITTLE CAR AND TRIES TO GET SOME REST.
RICHARD RODRIGUEZ: That was the underpass, the tunnel underneath. That wakes me up almost every night -- the tunnel's so loud. It's, it just gives you a real jolt.
HE'S NOW BROKEN HIS OWN RECORD OF 549 HOURS, SET BACK IN 1994. BUT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC, HE HAS A RIVAL SO HE REFUSES TO GET OFF. NORMAND ST. PIERRE, RIDING A ROLLERCOASTER IN QUEBEC CANADA, STARTED HIS ATTEMPT TWO DAYS AFTER RODRIGUEZ. HE'S TRYING TO REGAIN THE TITLE HE LOST -- TO RODRIGUEZ.
NORMAND ST. PIERRE/RIVAL ROLLER COASTER RIDER: Richard, good luck, have fun, and after your and my record, please call me in Montreal.
BRITONS HAVE BEEN SPENDING HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA IN BLACKPOOL FOR GENERATIONS. BUT THIS TRANSATLANTIC RIVALRY -- INDEED, THE WHOLE IDEA OF SPENDING WEEKS OF YOUR LIFE GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES -- IS PERPLEXING THOSE WHO THINK ONCE AROUND ON A ROLLERCOASTER IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.

MOS SOTs (no ID):

I think he's got a missing link somewhere. (Laughs) I think he's marvelous, very brave, yes. He's a nutter, he really is. However, everybody to their own.
RODRIGUEZ HAS GONE THE EQUIVALENT OF ALMOST TEN THOUSAND MILES ON HIS ROLLERCOASTER ODYSSEY... BUT MOST PEOPLE TRAVELLING THAT FAR WOULD WANT TO SEE A LITTLE MORE THAN THE SAME BONE-RATTLING SCENERY, DAY AFTER DAY.
VM, CBS NEWS, LONDON.)) [2-shot]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The State is helping Lexington's Office on youth to intervene when children end up on the wrong side of the law.
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The city recently got a state grant worth nearly 30 thousand dollars that will go to the Office on Youth.
A program director said it will help fund daily operations and programs like this one targeted towards prevention.


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((TAMMY MERCHANT-DUNN/OFFICE ON YOUTH: LIKE THE SUMMER PROGRAM I HAVE IS PREVENTION. I HAVE A SMALL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. IT GIVES THEM SOMEWHERE TO GO AFTER SCHOOL, DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN THEY'RE NOT BUSY AND HAVE A LOT OF TIME ON THEIR HANDS. SO, IT'S A WORTHWHILE PROGRAM. WE HAVE A GREAT NUMBER OF KIDS AND A LOT OF PARENTS WORK DURING THAT TIME AND IT GIVES THEM SOMEWHERE SECURE FOR THEM TO GO.))
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The Summer Fun '98 Program got underway June twenty-second and lasts for eight weeks.
Activities include dancing, swimming, arts and crafts and field trips on Fridays.
So, far 38 youngsters have signed-up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Lynchburg firefighters could be saving their community some money, when it comes to homeowners' fire insurance.
The Insurance Services Office rates how well a city's fire department protects its citizens when determining fees.
The I-S-O takes into account a department's response times, its 9-1-1 center and the city's water supply.
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((CHIEF FRED MILLS/L'BURG FIRE DEPT.: SO IT'S NOT JUST A SCORE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. IT'S EVERYTHING THAT'S INVOLVED IN FIRE PROTECTION. SO IT TELLS THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG THAT WITH AN ISO CLASS THREE, THE ISO HAS SAID THAT THEY HAVE A FIREFIGHTING SYSTEM THAT IS VERY CAPABLE AND GIVES THEM EXCELLENT PROTECTION.))
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Mills says his department has earned an I-S-O rating of 78- and a half.. nearly seven points higher than last year.


He says a better I-S-O rating can convince some insurance companies to reduce their fire insurance premiums.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, some local football stars take to the field in the annual East-West game in Hampton.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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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]


Another home invasion in Roanoke -- this one ends in murder.
Police say three masked gunmen apparently forced their way into Melvin Andrew Lee's house early yesterday, demanded money, then shot him in the head.
Police do not know if this shooting is connected to other home invasions in Northwest Roanoke, and say the suspects apparently knew their way around Lee's home.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


No bond for Emmett Cressell, Junior.
A judge yesterday said Cressell poses a flight risk.
Cressell is accused in the burning and beheading of Garnett G-P Johnson last summer.
Louis Ceparano entered an Alford Plea in connection with the murder.
Cressell is scheduled to be tried in just over a month.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A new high school will soon go up in Roanoke County.
But officials are considering whether more is needed.
Current plans call for a renovated Cave Spring High School, and a new facility to be built on the Woods End property or some other site.
But some South County residents believe just the single new high school would prove to be more financially sensible.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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A mid- summer night's outing to Lexington's Theatre at Lime Kiln will likely change your perspective, at least a little, about the Civil War.
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Especially, about General Stonewall Jackson.
For 14 years now, Lime Kiln has hosted its centerpiece production, "Stonewall Country."
The show depicts Jackson's life in Lexington-- and also peels away some of the layers of his personality.
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((DOUG ZSCHIEGNER/"STONEWALL JACKSON": HE WAS DEFINITELY AN ECCENTRIC IN HIS BELIEF ABOUT THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND HIS OWN HYPOCHONDRIA OR AT LEAST EXTREME MEDICAL PROBLEMS AND JUST THE WAY HE COULD BOTH SUPPORT SLAVERY AND THE SOUTH-- HE HAD A LOT OF VIEWS THAT TODAY WOULD LOOK VERY CONTRADICTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Zschiegner/"Stonewall Jackson";]
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The musical comedy is set against the shaded backdrop of this former working lime kiln.
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"Stonewall Country" opens tomorrow night-- we'll have a preview in this week's "Time Off", tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning. [2-shot]
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Don't forget the Commonwealth Games kick off today. We leave you with a look at last year's action. [Anchor=Melanie]