[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Danville police are searching for the suspect in a shooting that led to a car accident.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a dozens of passengers are injured when a Carnival cruise ship catches fire.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us, News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-41 TC 1:32:43]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville Police are on the look out this morning for a suspect who opened fire and caused a car accident last night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


Authorities suspect the gunman fled into nearby woods after shooting at a moving car on Dudley Street around 11:15.

The car's juvenile driver was not hit by gunfire, but DID suffer minor injuries after he drove into a parked car and a fence.
The owner of the parked car says she didn't suspect anything at first.
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[TC: 00:58:58 - :00:59:11]
[IN Q=I thought it was firecrackers]
[SUPER=07-Rose Russell]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=I had to go see]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the teen's car appears to have taken one bullet to the windshield.
They say they have plenty of leads, but no suspect profile at this time.
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[Cruise-Ship]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-f]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Officials say 60 people were injured and at least 10 were taken to the hospital after their cruise ship caught fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Miami, FL;]


The blaze broke out in a crew laundry room and quickly spread through the rear half of the Carnival cruise ship, "Ecstasy".
Nearly 35- hundred people on board put on life jackets and gathered on the upper decks.
The blaze happened just after passengers had been briefed on emergency procedures.
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[SOT 4:01:38]
[IN Q=WE had the]

((BOB DICKINSON/CARNIVAL PRESIDENT: WE HAD THE NORMAL DRILL AT 4:30. AND THE PASENGERS WENT THROUGH THAT DRILL FOR 25 MINUTES TIME. AND THEN THEY PARTIED AND WHAT HAVE YOU. AND THEN AT 5:30, THEY WERE MUSTERED AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dickinson/Carnival President;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=were mustered again]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-June 1995;]


Just three years ago, fire broke out on board another Carnival cruiseliner, "Celebration".
Meanwhile, passengers aboard the ill- fated "Ecstasy" will get a refund and a free cruise.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton is back home at the White House after a fast- paced fundraising trip to New Orleans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]


The President was in New Orleans to address the American Federation of Teachers Union.
He announced plans to to make schools safer and more modern.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


But today, his agenda will shift back to the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
The President's chief protector and a half-dozen other secret service agents are summoned to appear before grand jurors today.
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr wants the agents to tell what they might know about Lewinsky's relationship with the President.
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[E-Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:27]
[GRAPHIC=bank robbery]


Still no suspect this morning after the THIRD bank robbery on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say a masked man with a gun walked into the First Union Bank in front of the Roanoke-Salem Plaza yesterday.
He demanded money from two tellers and fled on foot. No one was injured. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has joined local police in the search for the suspect.
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[E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-39 1:56:56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County woman accused of killing her baby on Mother's Day has been indicted on first degree murder charges.


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


A grand jury indicted Sharon Alley yesterday.
She's charged with stabbing her eight-month old daughter Brooke in the heart on Mother's Day.
Alley is also charged with felony neglect for allegedly throwing the little girl on the floor last year.
Henry County's prosecutor said he would like to combine the charges against Alley into one trial.
Her next hearing is set for Thursday.
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[5-Karen-Thompson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=598-28]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


A judge has given the maximum sentence available to a woman who led Roanoke and Botetourt officers on a high- speed chase 2 months ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


28- year- old Karen Thompson got six years in prison on six misdemeanor charges, and a 15- thousand- dollar fine.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 6]


During the 2-hour chase she hit speeds well over 100 miles an hour.
She told police she ran because she didn't want to go to prison after jumping bond on a drug conviction.
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[SOT 5:50:00]
[IN Q=those two factors]

((RONNIE CLAY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THOSE TWO FACTORS ALONG WITH HER PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY AND WHAT NOT, I DON'T THINK THE JUDGE HAD TO GO TO FAR TO FIND THAT SHE WAS DESERVING OF MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS IN THESE CASES.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Clay/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=a case like this]
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[VO-NAT]


Even though she pled no contest to the charges, Thompson's attorney says she'll appeal.
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[SOT 5:48:05]
[IN Q=because of]

((STEPHEN HEBBLETHWAITE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: BECAUSE OF THE SENTENCE AND THE SEVERITY, AND TO COMBINE ALL THE PROCEEDINGS UP IN CIRCUIT COURT AND HAVE IT ALL DONE AT ONE TIME))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Hebblethwaite/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=at one time]
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[VO-NAT]


Thompson also faces felony charges for failing to appear for sentencing in her drug case.
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[E-Powell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-48 40:05]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Lynchburg pediatrician has been busted on child pornography charges by the F-B-I.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]


John Gary Powell was indicted on FEDERAL charges of receiving child pornography over the Internet.
Powell's been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and EIGHT counts of receiving the same material over the Internet.
If convicted, he could face up to 130 years in prison.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


An Evington man was also indicted for possessing child pornography.

If convicted Dennis Rice could face five years in prison.[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a former UVA hoops star decides not to go to work in Chicago.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Larry McPeters/Virginia Cooperative Extension; :27]
[SUPER=12-Halifax Co.; :49]
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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[GM]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=GM]


It's week number six of the General Motors strike, with no end in sight.
Talks will resume today between G-M and striking workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


Yesterday was a busy day for United Auto Workers union members.
U-A-W officials met with union executives from across the country to brief them about the strikes.
Meanwhile, rallies were held at both Flint Michigan plants, where a major walkout continues.
More than a thousand striking workers and their families took part.
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[E-Shoreline-Marina]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-50 39:34]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A developer says Franklin County officials changed the rules AFTER he started a development on Smith Mountain Lake.

Now he's suing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


John Robbins wants to sell 42 lots on Route 949, each with its own boat dock.
He says the county gave him permission to build, until lake residents complained about traffic.
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[SOT 17:11:30]
[IN Q=It's 42]

((DICK HACH/LAKE RESIDENT: IT'S 42 MORE DISRUPTIONS TO THE TRANQUILITY AND THE PEACE IN BECKY'S CREEK.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Hach/Lake Resident;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=Becky's Creek]
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[VO-NAT]


County supervisors now require a special use permit to build docks in this area.
But Robbins already spent 30-thousand dollars on development.
Now he's fighting for the right to finish his docks.
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[SOT 17:08:29]
[IN Q=This is all because]

((C. JOHN ROBBINS/DEVELOPER: THIS IS ALL BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN'T WANT A BOAT TO GO PAST THEIR HOUSE. THEY NEVER LIVED ON THE WATER BEFORE. I'VE LIVED ON THE WATER ALL MY LIFE. I KNOW WHAT THE WATER'S ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-John Robbins/Developer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=what the water's about]
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[VO-NAT]


County officials say they never approved Robbins' subdivision plans.
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[Bruce-Lee-Honored]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke Kung Fu school paid homage to a legendary martial arts movie actor on the anniversary of his death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Bruce Lee died 25 years ago yesterday. He is recognized world wide for his action films, including "Enter The Dragon." But the owner of the "Shao Lin Dragons Martial Arts Academy" says Bruce was more than a figure on the silver screen.
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[SOT=19:01:49]
[IN Q=HE WAS NOT]

((DAVID WHITE/SHAO LIN "SIFU"-TEACHER; HE WAS NOT A GANGSTER AND HE WAS NOT A GREAT HERO EITHER. HE WAS SOMEONE THAT WAS NORMAL. SOMEONE THAT YOU COULD RESPECT. SOMEONE THAT YOU COULD LOOK UP TO LIKE A FATHER, OLDER BROTHER, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-David White/Shao Lin "Sifu"-Teacher;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=LIKE THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke's Asian community also credits Lee with promoting national pride among the Chinese.
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[SOT=18:52:57]
[IN Q=HE TEACHES]

((PEARL FU; HE TEACHES US TO BE TOLERANT TO A DEGREE. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE. DO NOT LET IGNORANT PEOPLE BULLY YOU.))
[SUPER=07-Pearl Fu;]
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[OUT Q=BULLY YOU.]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday, members of the Shao Lin School honored Bruce Lee by lighting five "Sticks of Life", each one marking five years of his passing. That was followed by traditional Kung Fu performances and a chinese dragon processional.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, a key discovery to understanding colon cancer.
Rick Jackson has that story and more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ONCAM RICK ((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
THERE MAY BE A POSSIBLE ADVANCEMENT IN COLON CANCER RESEARCHER.
((vo))
SCIENTISTS SAY A GENE ALREADY LINKED TO THE KIND OF COLON CANCER THAT'S HEREDITY... MAY ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TYPE THAT DOESN'T RUN IN FAMILIES.
THIS GENE, KNOWN AS H-M-L-H-1, IS SUPPOSE TO PREVENT D-N-A CELLS FROM BECOMING DAMAGED.
BUT WHEN THIS GENE IS DEFECTIVE, IT SEEMS TO TRIGGER COLON CANCER.
DOCTORS HOPE THE FINDINGS WILL HELP THEM DEVELOP A CURE.
((vo))
A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT MORE AFRICAN-AMERICANS NEED TO EAT A HEALTHIER DIET.
ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ONLY 5-PERCENT OF BLACKS EAT WELL.. AS COMPARED TO 11-PERCENT OF WHITES.
THIS CONCERNS HEALTH OFFICIALS BECAUSE BLACKS ARE MORE PRONE TO DIET-RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS HEART DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
THE U-S-D-A RECOMMENDS THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS EAT A WIDER VARIETY OF FOODS-- INCLUDING MORE FRUITS.
((vo))
PARENTS WHO STAY AT HOME AFTER THE BIRTH OF THEIR CHILD... MAY BE ACTUALLY IMPROVING THAT CHILD'S CHANCES OF SURVIVAL.
A NORTH CAROLINA STUDY EXAMINED CHILD MORTALITY RATES AND PARENTAL LEAVE POLICIES IN NINE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
IT FOUND THAT THE LONGER PARENTS STAYED AT HOME, THE LESS LIKELY THE CHANCES THEIR BABIES DIED.
DOCTORS THINK THAT THE LENGHTY TIME OFF.. MAY HAVE GIVEN THESE PARENTS MORE TIME TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN'S HEALTH NEEDS.. AS WELL AS PROTECT THEM FROM ACCIDENTS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Nancy Pool/Halifax Co. Chamber of Comm.; :19]
[SUPER=12-Halifax Co./1996; :25]
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[OUT Q=South Boston & Halifax County]


[Steve Live]

[SUPER=16-(804) 572-3085/Halifax Co. Chamber of Comm.;]



[2-Shot=SPA & KMC]
(ad lib)
[Anchor=Steve]
(3-weather)


[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Kimbelry]


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


The search is on in Danville for a suspect who opened fire and caused a car accident last night.
Authorities say the gunman fled into nearby woods afater firing shots at a moving car on Dudley Street.
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[VO-NAT]


It's the THIRD bank robbery this year on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke and the suspect is STILL on the loose.
Police say a masked man with a gun walked into the First Union Bank yesterday.
NO one was injured.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the hot, dry weather continues causing death and crop destruction across the country.
117 people have died so far, and farmers could lose as much as TWO billion dollars in crops if relief doesn't come soon.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, July 21st.
[anchor=Steve]

News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-41 TC 1:32:43]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Lynchburg teen suffered only minor injuries last night after someone shot into his car and caused an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


Authorities believe the gunman fled into nearby woods after shooting at the moving car on Dudley Street around 11:15.
The car's driver was NOT hit by gunfire, but DID suffer injuries after he drove into a parked car and a fence.
The owner of the parked car says she didn't suspect anything at first.
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[SOT]

[TC: 00:58:58 - :00:59:11]
[IN Q=I thought it was firecrackers]
[SUPER=07-Rose Russell]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=I had to go see]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the car appears to have taken one bullet to the windshield.
They say they have plenty of leads, but no suspect profile at this time.
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[2-E-Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:27]
[GRAPHIC=bank robbery]


Roanoke police continue the search for a suspect in the THIRD bank robbery on Melrose Avenue this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say a masked man with a gun walked into the First Union Bank in front of the Roanoke-Salem Plaza yesterday.
He demanded money from two tellers and fled on foot. No one was injured. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has joined local police in the search for the suspect.
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[2-Cruise-Ship]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


It was ANYTHING but smooth sailing for passengers aboard the Carnival cruise ship, "Ecstasy."
Around 60 people were injured, mostly from smoke inhalation, when the ship caught fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Miami, FL;]


The blaze broke out in a crew laundry room and quickly spread through the rear half of the Carnival cruise ship, "Ecstasy".
Nearly 35- hundred people on board put on life jackets and gathered on the upper decks.
The blaze happened just after passengers had been briefed on emergency procedures.
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[SOT 4:01:38]
[IN Q=WE had the]

((BOB DICKINSON/CARNIVAL PRESIDENT: WE HAD THE NORMAL DRILL AT 4:30. AND THE PASENGERS WENT THROUGH THAT DRILL FOR 25 MINUTES TIME. AND THEN THEY PARTIED AND WHAT HAVE YOU. AND THEN AT 5:30, THEY WERE MUSTERED AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dickinson/Carnival President;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=were mustered again]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-June 1995;]


Just three years ago, fire broke out on board another Carnival cruiseliner, "Celebration".
Meanwhile, passengers aboard the ill- fated "Ecstasy" will get a refund and a free cruise.
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[2-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


After spending yesterday in New Orleans promising safer, more modern American schools, President Clinton is back in Washington this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Today, the focus will shift from education to the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
Both Linda Tripp and Mr. Clinton's chief protector Larry Cockell are expected to testify today before the grand jury.
This is Tripp's SEVENTH day of testimony-- Cockell's FIRST.
A half- dozen other secret service agents have also been summoned to tell grand jurors what they might know about the President's relationship with Lewinsky.
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[Heat-Wave]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Summer heat]


While southwest Virginia is beginning to feel the heat of 90- plus temperatures this week, the hot weather continues to be deadly AND costly in other parts of the country.
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[VO-NAT]


The intense heat is being blamed for at least 117 deaths, 81 of them in Texas.
Officials there are asking residents to conserve water because of the hot, dry conditions.
From Kansas to the Carolinas, the drought has severely damaged crops.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:14:32]
[IN Q=This cotton]

((BOB BEAKLEY/FARMER: THIS COTTON WILL PRODUCE ABOUT HALF A CROP OR LESS. THAT WILL NOT COVER THE COST OF PRODUCTION.
IT'S KIND OF LIKE WORKING ALL YEAR AND NEVER GETTING A PAYCHECK.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Beakley/Farmer;]

[display super at END of bite]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=getting a paycheck]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, heat- related crop losses in could run as much as two- BILLION- dollars in Oklahoma, where the Governor has asked church-goers to pray for rain.
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[E-Karen-Thompson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-49 52:39]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Six years behind bars.
That's the prison sentence for a woman who led police on a high speed chase in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties in May.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Prosecutors say this]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;:00 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Clay/Assistant Commonwealth's Atty.;:18]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Hebblethwaite/Defense Attorney;:35]
[SUPER=@eric2;:42]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( Prosecutors say this case cried out for a maximum sentence.
When she led officers on a 2 hour chase in May, police say Karen Thompson had already jumped bond on a drug conviction.
The chase hit speeds approaching 120 miles an hour, ending at the Botetourt County jail.

[SOT 5:50:00]
[IN Q=those two factors]

((RONNIE CLAY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THOSE TWO FACTORS ALONG WITH HER PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY AND WHAT NOT, I DON'T THINK THE JUDGE HAD TO GO TO FAR TO FIND THAT SHE WAS DESERVING OF MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS IN THESE CASES.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Clay/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;]

[RUNS12]
[OUT Q=a case like this]



Thompson pleaded no contest to the traffic charges, but will appeal the conviction.

[SOT 5:48:05]
[IN Q=because of]

((STEPHEN HEBBLETHWAITE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; BECAUSE OF THE SENTENCE AND THE SEVERITY, AND TO COMBINE ALL THE PROCEEDINGS UP IN CIRCUT COURT AND HAVE IT ALL DONE AT ONE TIME))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Hebblethwaite/Defense Attorney]

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[OUT Q=at one time]



Along with the drug conviction, Thompson faces felony charges for failing to appear in court.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[E-Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-61 5:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Campbell County couple whose daughter was accidentally shot and killed three weeks ago will NOT face charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./July 1;]


One-year old Sabrina Sheppard died when her four-year old brother shot her in the head.
The boy was playing with a gun he had found in his father's dresser.
Authorities say Thomas and Janet Sheppard could have done more to prevent the tragedy, but their actions were NOT reckless.
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[SOT 1:53:29]
[IN Q=These cases are]

((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. PROSECUTOR: THESE CASES ARE HORRIBLE CASES, THE FAMILIES HAVE SUFFERED TRAGEDIES, BUT I MADE MY DECISION BASED ON THE FACTS AND THE LAW IN THIS CASE, AND THE LAW WOULD NOT SUPPORT A CHARGE IN THIS CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Campbell Co. Prosecutor; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=charge in this case.]
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[VO-NAT]


Failing to keep a loaded weapon away from a child is a Class Three misdemeanor which carries a 500 dollar fine.
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[E-Halifax-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-58 9:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Halifax County residents will know come November whether a new and improved continuing education center will be developed in the county.
Voters will decide on the one-point-seven million dollar referendum to relocate and expand the existing C-E-C.
And if last night's public hearing is any indication, the new C-E-C is on the way.
Christy Hubley reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Halifax County Board]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott McAlexander/CEC Student; :21]
[SUPER=01-Peg Anderson/CEC Supporter; :45]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :58]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=News 7, Halifax County.]

(( The Halifax County Board of Supervisors heard nothing but praise for the Continuing Education Center.
More than a dozen people spoke in support of the C-E-C-- and the need to have higher education at their fingertips.


People like Scott McAlexander, who-- thanks to a C-E-C satellite program-- is getting his MBA from Virginia Tech-- without ever leaving Halifax County.
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[SOT 3:00:05-:13]
[IN Q=Having the CEC]

((SCOTT MCALEXANDER/CEC STUDENT: HAVING THE CEC THERE, HAVING THE MBA PROGRAM THERE HAS MADE IT CONVENIENT FOR ME. I WOULD NOT HAVE DRIVEN ALL THE WAY TO DANVILLE TO GO TO AVERETT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to go to Averett.]


Total cost of renovating an old tobacco warehouse and moving to C-E-C into it will be 3-point-5 million dollars.
Half would come from taxpayers-- the other half from private donations.
Peg Anderson says it's worth the money for all the help the C-E-C gave her and her son.
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((PEG ANDERSON/CEC SUPPORTER: I COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THEM. AND FOR THAT I AM GRATEFUL AND I THINK WE'VE GOT A HIDDEN ASSET HERE THAT WE NEED TO BRING TO THE COMMUNITY'S ATTENTION.)) [RUNS:13]
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Once a judge signs off on the referendum it will appear on the ballot November 3rd.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.
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[Steve Live]
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[E-Crestar]


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[TAPE#=98-42 1:19:48]
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Another big bank merger leaves only one large Virginia bank chain standing.
Yesterday Crestar announced plans to merge with an Atlanta bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Crestar said customers should not notice any big changes.
It will keep the Crestar name for two years. [sun trust tape]
Then, Atlanta's SunTrust Bank will take over.
The nine-and-a half billion dollar deal will make SunTrust the country's tenth biggest bank, with branches stretching from Florida to Maryland.
And because SunTrust and Crestar don't have branches in the same states, analysts said the merger should not lead to many job cuts.
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[from Claris' Crestar tape] ((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPTIAL: THEY PROBABLY WON'T CUT A WHOLE LOT OF PERSONNEL SO IT'S BETTER FOR CRESTAR EMPLOYEES THAN IT WAS FOR, SAY, SIGNET EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY WERE BOUGHT BY FIRST UNION. SO THERE WON'T BE AS MUCH ... BLOOD LETTING.))
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[VO-NAT]

[CLARIS' CRESTAR TAPE]
Speculation now focuses on First Virginia, the last big Virginia bank standing by itself.
Its stock went up more than three-and-a half tics yesterday.
Analysts say it's just a matter of time before First Virginia is taken over.
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[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:52:08]
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Habitat for Humanity's plans to build several houses near a Roanoke neighborhood are currently on halt.
That after City Council heard from angry neighborhood residents yesterday who are not happy with plans for the proposed development.
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[VO-NAT]
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Habitat has plans to build 34 homes on the site.
But residents of Westview Terrace say they fear the development will alter the character of their neighborhood and lower property values.
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((DAVID CAMPER/HABITAT BOARD MEMBER: WE HAVE A CONTRACT. AND THERE IS EQUIPMENT ON SITE. FOR THEM TO STOP AT THIS POINT I THINK WOULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE. I'M NOT SURE WE CAN DO THAT.)) ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WHEN YOU DEAL WITH COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS, YOU DON'T START CONSTRUCTION AND THEN START DIALOGUE. THE DIALOGUE COMES FIRST.)) ((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT COST, BUT SOMETIMES THERE'S NO PRICE FOR GOOD FAITH.))
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Habitat officials agreed to meet with residents, but they said a two-week delay could cost the group ten thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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City council asked administrators to review the city's options, set up a meeting between the two groups, and encourage Habitat to suspend work while the two sides are talking.

[E-Lung-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-60 2:26]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


A innovative surgery on a teenage Cystic Fibrosis patient from Patrick County saved his life earlier this year -- this month he died at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April; ]

U-V-A doctors say the state's first double lung transplant was not the reason 14-year old Robert Jackson died. Jackson was the first recipient in Virginia to undergo a double lung transplant from living donors. Two members of the Jackson's church in Stuart donated parts of their lungs for the transplant.
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[E-CropTech]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-40 57:35]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Southwest Virginia's tobacco industry is seeing growth in at least one area of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 1995]


CropTech says it will add eight new workers in the next few months, and plans to have 100 employees in three years.


The company does genetic research on plants, including tobacco.
CropTech researchers say they may be able to make drugs from tobacco to cure rare diseases.
The governor's office says CropTech's latest expansion represents a one-point-one million dollar investment.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, one of the area's native sons comes back to watch the Salem Avalanche defeat Winston-Salem.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Danville Police want to know who opened fire and caused a car wreck on Dudley Street late last night.
A teen aged driver ran into a parked car and a fence after a bullet went through his windshield.
He was not hit by gunfire but did suffer minor injuries in the car accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A THIRD bank robbery on Melrose Avenue this year has Roanoke police and the F-B-I searching for clues and a suspect.
Yesterday a masked gunman robbed the First Union Bank in front of the Roanoke-Salem Plaza.
He demanded money from two tellers and fled on foot. No one was injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a woman has received the maximum sentence available for leading Roanoke and Botetourt police on a high- speed chase 2 months ago.
Karen Thompson got six years in prison on six misdemeanor charges, and a 15- thousand- dollar fine.
She told police she ran because she didn't want to go to prison after jumping bond on a drug conviction.
The 2-hour chase hit speeds of nearly 120 miles per hour.
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