[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A death row inmate convicted of killing a Roanoke County real estate agent is scheduled to be executed tonight.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


AND the man who has headed President Clinton's personal security detail may be called before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury today.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


One more day of hot and humid weather...then a cold front will bring some relief to the heat by tomorrow.
As for today, afternoon heating could trigger more scattered thunderstorms.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Danny-King]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-53, TC 22:06, from 7/19/98]
[GRAPHIC=Danny King]


The man convicted of luring a Roanoke County real estate agent to a vacant house then killing her will die tonight, unless Governor Gilmore intervenes.
Danny Lee King's request for a stay of execution was denied by the U-S Supreme Court yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


He is scheduled to die at nine o'clock tonight in Jarratt.
King was convicted in the 1990 stabbing death of Carolyn Rogers in a house that she was showing him and his wife.
King claims his wife killed Rogers.
She was convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
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[E-Cruz-Rivera]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-50]
[GRAPHIC=Javier Cruz]


Javier Cruz fled the country to avoid sentencing on drug trafficking charges, but federal authorities believe he made a foolish choice when he returned to South America.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


No one has heard from Cruz since he last telephoned his attorney in June.
Investigators looked for him in Florida, but now believe he's back in Colombia.
It's a decision they question.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think that was a very poor decision]

((JOE MOTT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: I THINK IT WAS A VERY POOR DECISION ON HIS PART. THERE ARE VERY BAD CONSEQUENCES WAITING FOR HIM IN COLOMBIA, BUT THAT'S A DECISION HE MADE.)) ((BILL CLEAVELAND/CRUZ'S ATTORNEY: I CAN'T SEE HOW HE COULD LIVE IN THAT AREA VERY LONG IN A HAPPY AND CONTENTED ENVIRONMENT. I DON'T SEE THAT AS A POSSIBILITY FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Assistant U.S. Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Cruz's Attorney; :10]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=a possibility for him.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Cruz is due to be sentenced on Friday, whether or not he shows up in court.
He probably would have received a reduced sentence, but because he has fled, the judge may have little choice but to sentence him to life in prison without parole.

[5-Abortion-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-28]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


The U-S Congress is considering a bill that would make it illegal for people to work their way around parental notification laws in Virginia.
For one year now, Virginia teens have been required by law to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The bill says that whoever knowingly transports a minor across state lines...
"...with the intent that such an individual obtain an abortion, and thereby in fact abridges the right of a parent under a law requiring parental involvement ... shall be fined... or imprisoned..."
Virginia Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte are co-sponsors.
Planned Parenthood argues they don't realize the burden on rural families.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 38:06]
[IN Q=The majority]

((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THE MAJORITY OF COUNTIES IN THIS COUNTRY, ABOUT 85-PERCENT OF THE COUNTIES IN THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE AN ABORTION PROVIDER. AND PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL WOMEN, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO CROSS STATE LINES. ))
[SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Planned Parenthood of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=state lines.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The bill does say that anyone charged under the statute could defend themselves in court by saying they thought the parent had been informed of the abortion decision.


[E-Monty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-41 TC1:34:49]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Covington woman died yesterday after flipping her car on Interstate 81, near Christiansburg.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


State police say 40-year-old Rebecca Ann Braithwaite (Bray-thwaite) was thrown from the vehicle after she apparently lost control, hit a rock embankment and flipped several times.
It happened around four p-m near mile marker one-19.
Witnesses reportedly told police that Braithwaite appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed.
It was also raining at the time.
No one else was injured.
(----------------)


[CLINTON-INVESTIGATION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-t]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton's personal secretary may have made her last appearance before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Betty Currie appeared for the fifth time yesterday.
The end of her questioning could mean prosecutors are close to deciding whether to call Lewinsky to the stand.
[SUPER=@File;]


Meanwhile, President Clinton's chief protector, Larry Cockell, is expected to appear before the grand jury today.
(----------------)




[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Dot Bolling looks to add another trophy to her collection- this time it's the City-County golfing championship.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy everybody]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=bit for that.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Rick Ramsey/P.W.B.A. Nat'l Tournament Dir.; :24]
[SUPER=12-Danville; :33]
[RUNS=2:47]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[S-Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-56 TC3:56]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


The Health Department says its recent testing FAILED to detect human feces in Smith Mountain Lake.
And one lake official's plans to fix the problem may come at the risk of losing her job.
Tina Tenret reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Bradleys]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cybil Bradley/Lake Resident; :11]
[SUPER=01-Bill Berry/Tourism Committee; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Bedford County]

(( The Bradleys looked out their backyard recently to enjoy the lakefront view.
It stank.
Raw sewage floated toward them.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:09:44]
[IN Q=It was like]

((CYBIL BRADLEY/LAKE RESIDENT: IT WAS LIKE LITTLE PIECES LIKE YOU'D PUT DIRT IN SOIL, HOW IT LOOKS LIKE THAT, EXCEPT IT WAS BROWN AND COVERED SO MUCH OF THE LAKE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=so much of the lake]


The health department says it WAS human feces but their tests failed to show that.
Hilde Hussa of the lake's Policy Advisory Board suggests hiring a full time professional to test the lake water.


She praises Ferrum College volunteers, but says no one's testing near the sewage plant construction site.
And the health department says boats still dump sewage.
At a recent Bedford Supervisors meeting, Hussa said more needs to be done to protect the lake.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:52:04]
[IN Q=We all know]

((HILDE HUSSA/POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH THAT RESOURCE IS BEING USED AND THE THOUSANDS OF JET SKIS AND THE GALLONS OF UNBURNED FUEL THAT GO INTO THAT WATER AND WE COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON. BUT WHO KNOWS WHERE WE ARE IN THE CONDITION OF THAT WATER? NO ONE REALLY KNOWS.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=KNOWS]


But tourism officials say they DO know the water's clean.
They say Hussa is giving the lake a dirty image.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:01:09]
[IN Q=The controversy]

((BILL BERRY/TOURISM COMMITTEE: THE CONTROVERSY IS NOT OVER, DO WE NEED MORE TESTING, BUT HOW YOU PORTRAY THE LAKE. IT'S PORTRAYED BY THE TEST RESULTS AND THAT'S THE FACTS THAT SHOULD BE PRESENTED AND THEY'RE EXCELLENT. WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY OF WATER.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=BODY OF WATER]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:18:25]
[IN Q=In the wake]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IN THE WAKE OF THE CONTROVERSY, THE POLICY ADVISORY BOARD IS HOLDING A PRIVATE MEETING TOMORROW AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF HILDE HUSSA'S JOB. ONE BOARD MEMBER SAYS HE EXPECTS A BLOWUP. TINA TENRET, NEWS-7 BEDFORD COUNTY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=Bedford County]))




















[S-Cantaloupe-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-42]
[GRAPHIC=No ne]


Folks in Halifax County beat the heat last night by chomping down on some cool cantaloupe.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Turbeville;]


It was the 18th annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival in Turbeville...
With all the cantaloupe and vanilla ice cream you could eat.
Music sensations the Coasters and the Drifters performed oldies but goodies for a dancing crowd.
But what they traveled here by the bus-loads for was, of course, the cantaloupe.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:33:32-:40]
[IN Q=Delicious. Some of the]

((JACK RIGGS/ROANOKE: DELICIOUS. SOME OF THE BEST I'VE HAD. A LITTLE STRANGE WITH ICE CREAM IN IT BUT IF THAT'S THEY WAY THEY'RE GOING TO SERVE IT I'LL EAT IT.))
[SOT 23:37:07-:12]

((LOUISE CALLOWAY/LYNCHBURG: THE ICE CREAM IS GREAT AND THE CANTALOUPE IS WONDERFUL. SWEET. VERY GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Riggs/Roanoke Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Louise Calloway/Lynchburg Resident;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=Sweet. Very good.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Virginia Cantaloupe Festival is finished for this year.
And if you tried to buy tickets at the gate... you found out it was an advance-tickets-only event.
(----------------)









[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In today's health check, more amazing breakthroughs in cloning techniques---and some encouraging news about vaccines

against Lyme disease.
Rick Jackson has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((
THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY IS DOING A DOUBLE--EVEN TRIPLE TAKE--AT THE LATEST CLONING TECHNIQUE...
ONE THAT COULD SOMEDAY BE USED FOR ANIMAL BREEDING OR ORGAN TRANSPLANTS.
((vo))
RESEARCHERS IN HAWAII WERE ABLE TO CLONE THREE GENERATIONS OF MICE DEMONSTRATING FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT THIS PROCESS COULD BE DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS.
WHAT THEY DID WAS TAKE CELLS CONTAINING THE GENES OF A BROWN MOUSE...AND INJECTED THEM INTO THE EGG OF A BLACK MOUSE THAT HAD ITS NUCLEUS REMOVED.
THE EGG WAS THEN PLACED IN A WHITE MOUSE...AND VOILA! A BROWN MOUSE WAS BORN.
THE SCIENTISTS SAY THEIR METHOD IS EASIER THAN THE ONE USED TO CREATE DOLLY THE SHEEP.
THEY'VE ALREADY PRODUCED MORE THAN 50 CLONED MICE
SOME ARE EVEN CLONES OF A CLONE.
((vo))
WHAT IF IT WERE POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE WHO GETS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE..AND WHEN IT WOULD STRIKE?
SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE IDENTIFIED A GENE THAT COULD HELP THEM MAKE A DIAGNOSIS IN PEOPLE OVER 60.
A BOSTON STUDY FOUND THAT THE GENE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEARING AWAY PROTIEN IN THE BRAIN... IS USUALLY DEFECTIVE IN PATIENTS WITH LATE-ONSET ALZHEIMER'S.
DOCTORS SAY UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIS PROTEIN BUILDS UP OVER TIME...MAY IMPROVE TREATMENT OF THE BRAIN DISORDER.//
((vo))
A COUPLE OF NEWLY-DEVELOPED VACCINES COULD MAKE THE GREAT OUTDOORS A LITTLE SAFER--
LYME DISEASE IS SPREAD BY DEER TICKS, AND CAN CAUSE CHRONIC PAIN IF LEFT UNTREATED.
BUT TESTS DONE ON TWO EXPERIMENTAL VACCINES--LYMERIX AND IMULYME--SHOW THEY WERE ABLE TO PREVENT THE DISEASE IN HUMANS UP TO 92-PERCENT OF THE TIME.
BOTH VACCINES STILL NEED F-D-A APPROVAL.
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#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll cold out of break]

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Chico Valenzuela/Country Club Lanes Owner; :17]
[SUPER=12-Danville; :27]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=is unbelievable]




[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Unless Governor Gilmore steps in, a death row inmate convicted of killing a Roanoke County real estate agent will be executed tonight.
Danny Lee King is set to die by lethal injection at Greensville Correctional Center in the murder of Carolyn Rogers.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


President Clinton's personal secretary is believed to have made her last appearance before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
Meantime, the man who has headed President Clinton's personal security detail may be called as early as today.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


America is remembering Alan Shepard, the country's first man in space.
He was also one of only a dozen Americans to walk on the Moon.
Shepard died yesterday at age 74.
(----------------)
[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday July 23rd.
[anchor=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-5-Abortion-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-28]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


The U-S Congress is considering a bill that would make it illegal for people to work their way around parental notification laws in Virginia.
For one year now, Virginia teens have been required by law to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The bill says that whoever knowingly transports a minor across state lines...
"...with the intent that such an individual obtain an abortion, and thereby in fact abridges the right of a parent under a law requiring parental involvement ... shall be fined... or imprisoned..."
Virginia Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte are co-sponsors.
Planned Parenthood argues they don't realize the burden on rural families.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 38:06]
[IN Q=The majority]

((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THE MAJORITY OF COUNTIES IN THIS COUNTRY, ABOUT 85-PERCENT OF THE COUNTIES IN THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE AN ABORTION PROVIDER. AND PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL WOMEN, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO CROSS STATE LINES. ))
[SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Planned Parenthood of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=state lines.]
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The bill does say that anyone charged under the statute could defend themselves in court by saying they thought the parent had been informed of the abortion decision.


[2-E-Monty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-41 TC1:34:49]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A car accident on Interstate 81 near Christiansburg yesterday claimed the life of a Covington woman.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


State police say 40-year-old Rebecca Ann Braithwaite was thrown from her vehicle after she apparently lost control, hit a rock embankment and flipped several times.
It happened around four p-m near mile marker one-19.
Witnesses reportedly told police that Braithwaite appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed.
It was also raining at the time.
No one else was injured.
(----------------)


[2-CLINTON-INVESTIGATION]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-U]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky (2198)]


The Monica Lewinsky investigation may be reaching the decisive stage.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton's personal secretary made her fifth and possibly final appearance yesterday before the grand jury.


[SUPER=@File;]


Meantime, more secret service testimony is expected.
Larry Cockell, the president's security chief, may be called before the grand jury as early as today.
(----------------)



[AIR-FORCE-NOMINEE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-q]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The Senate armed services committee has rejected President Clinton's choice to head the Air Force.
Yesterday, a deeply divided Senate shot down the bid after witnesses testified Daryl Jones was grounded as a fighter pilot and then lied about it.
Jones says none of the objections to his nomination made sense.
If approved, Jones would have been the first black Air Force secretary.
(----------------)



[Shephard]


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


Flags are flying at half-staff in New Hampshire.. the home state of late astronaut Alan Shepard.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


He died yesterday in California of leukemia.
His 16 minute space trip in 19-61 was America's first.
Shepard then went on to become one of only 12 Americans to walk on the moon.
Alan Shepard was 74 years old.
(----------------)



[Rudolph-latest]


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


The F-B-I confirms it has evidence of camp sites which may have been used by fugitive bombing suspect Eric Rudolph in the mountains of North Carolina.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews, NC;]


F-B-I officials told reporters yesterday that evidence teams have found buried garbage at camp sites and that Rudolph's fingerprints were found on some of the garbage.
Federal agents are continuing their round the clock manhunt for Rudolph.
Rudolph is wanted for the bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic.
He's also being sought for questioning in three Atlanta area blasts -- including the Olympic Park bombing.
(----------------)




[E-Early-Return]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC09:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The road to recovery isn't yet over -- but this week the Roanoke firefighter injured while battling a blaze on Campbell Avenue returned home. David Johnson has his story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not often]
[SUPER=01-Donna Early/Robert's Wife; :10]
[SUPER=@David1; :47 QUICKLY!!]
[SUPER=01-Robert Early, Sr./Robert's Father; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Early/Roanoke Firefighter; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Johnson, News-7]

(([NAT-SOUND]
[RUNS=04]

It's not often that Donna Early cries when seeing her husband returning home from work. Then again, the veteran firefighter never fractured his back before.
[SOT=18:17:49]
[IN Q=I WAS SCARED]

((DONNA EARLY/BOBBY'S WIFE; I WAS SCARED TO DEATH. BUT I KNEW HE WOULD MAKE IT.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=WOULD MAKE IT.]

Early also suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung.
He underwent fusion surgery at the University of VIrginia Medical Center. Donna never doubted her husband would recover, leaning on the strength of family, friends and co-workers.
[SOT=18:18:05]
[IN Q=ROANOKE CITY]

((DONNA EARLY/BOBBY'S WIFE; ROANOKE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, ROANOKE COUNTY VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN 100-PERCENT THERE FOR US. WITHOUT THEM WITHOUT OUR FRIENDS. I JUST KNEW THAT WE WOULD BRING HIM HOME.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=]

[STAND-UP/18:24:09] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NOW THAT ROBERT EARLY IS HOME, THE FEELING IS THAT IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE GETS BACK TO DOING WHAT HE LOVES MOST.)) [RUNS07]
[SOT=18:19:53]
[IN Q=THE DOCTOR SAID]

((ROBERT EARLY, SR./BOBBY'S FATHER; THE DOCTOR SAID THAT HE WOULD BE AS GOOD AS HE EVER WAS. AND HE'S GOT THE FORTITUDE TO DO IT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=TO DO IT.]
[SOT=18:16:02]
[IN Q=IT MEANS A LOT]

((BOBBY EARLY/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; IT MEANS A LOT TO ME. I WOULDN'T HAVE A SECOND CHANCE IF IT WEREN'T FOR A REASON. I'M GOING TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT. IT'LL TAKE A WHILE BUT I'LL GET BACK.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=I'LL GET BACK.]

Early will return to the UVA medical center in September to have his brace removed. The doctors will let him know at that time when he'll be able to go back to work. David Johnson, News 7.)) [Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Thurs.]
[RUNS=:56]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Marianne DiRupo/7th Year on Tour; :19]
[SUPER=12-Danville; :30]
[RUNS=2:53]
[OUT Q=in my mind]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-53 TC05:54]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Human feces were recently found floating in Smith Mountain Lake -- though not by health department tests.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Raw sewage was spotted behind the Bradleys' backyard, but health department tests did NOT accurately report it.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:44:47]
[IN Q=We are looking]

((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HEALTH DEPT: WE ARE LOOKING WHETHER WE ARE ALLOWING TOO MUCH TIME BETWEEN COLLECTION AND EXAMINATION. IT APPEARS WE ARE AND THAT IS THE FIRST PLACE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Health Department;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=going to look]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Controversy has brewed ever since Hilde Hussa, from the policy advisory board, asked for a full time professional to test the lake water.
She said no one knows for sure the condition of the lake.
Tourism officials disagree.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:03:32]
[IN Q=We've got]

((WE'VE GOT A PROFESSIONAL LIMNOLOGIST. DR. CAROLYN THOMAS. SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL LIMNOLOGIST. SHE IS WHAT HAS BEEN ASKED THAT WE NEED. WELL SHE'S DOING IT ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS THROUGH FERRUM COLLEGE BUT THAT'S HER PROFESSION AND SHE SAYS WE HAVE EXCELLENT WATER QUALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Berry/Tourism Committee;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=water quality]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ferrum College volunteers take samples regularly from some spots.
And the Health Department says it tests the beach area too.
(------------)



[S-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-54]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


He has worked wonders in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Now, Joseph Riley hopes to help other cities breathe new life into their downtowns.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Riley paid a visit to Lynchburg yesterday to meet with city leaders and give a talk on downtown revitalization.
He sees a lot of potential for growth along Lynchburg's riverfront.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:18:30]
[IN Q=And I think]

((JOSEPH RILEY/CHARLESTON, SC MAYOR: AND I THINK THE POTENTIAL FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE, THERE ARE PLENTY OF HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES HERE AND FOR RETAIL BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS, AND PUBLIC SPACES AND ACCESS TO THE RIVER. IT'S A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN AND WITH TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Riley/Charleston, SC Mayor; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=with tremendous potential.]
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[VO-NAT]


Riley has served as Charleston's mayor for the last 23 years.
Under his guidance, the city has doubled its population and become a popular tourist destination.
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[Future-TV]


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While it could be years before the latest in T-V technology is available to consumers, there was an opportunity to see it up close last night.
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A St. Louis-based company that makes High Definition Televisions debuted its national broadcast at the Salem Memorial Stadium. Unity Motion used last night's Salem Avalanche baseball game to demonstrate how clear a picture H-D-T-V has. According to company officials, the lines of resolution are refreshed on a quicker basis in H-D-T-V than on regular television.
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((BRAIN RAPPAPORT/UNITY MOTION REGIONAL MGR.; THERE'S 18-DIFFERENT FORMATS OF HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION AND THERE HASN'T BEEN A NATIONALLY ADOPTED FORMAT BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WE'RE NOT ABOUT NUMBERS AND LETTERS. WE JUST WANT PEOPLE TO BE SOLD ON HOW GREAT THE IMAGE IS.)) ((J. T. KEELEY/BASEBALL FAN; IT'S A LOT CLEARER THAN REGULAR TELEVISION. THE PICTURE IS A LOT WIDER SO YOU CAN GET A LOT MORE ON THE SCREEN THAN ON REGULAR TELEVISION.))
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Rappaport says H-D-T-V is the future generation of how people will watch sports and movies.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=98-62 TC 01:47]
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From hi-tech to an old favorite... the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile was also at Salem Memorial Stadium last night, scoping area kids who just might become TV stars.
Photographer Brent Watts captured the action.
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((NAT SOUND OF THE WIENER SONG))
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[vo-nat]
Don't worry if you missed your chance at stardom.
The Wienermobile will be at the Avalanche game tonight, and at Mill Mountain Zoo all weekend.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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Speaking of the Avalanche, the team collected TWENTY-THREE hits, but LOST to the Wilmington Blue Rocks in twelve last night.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
A bill making its way through the U-S Congress could soon make it tough for people to work their way around Virginia's parental notification laws.
The bill would make it illegal for anyone to assist minors who seek abortions OUTSIDE of the state so they can avoid telling their parents.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Danny Lee King is set to die by lethal injection tonight, unless Governor Gilmore intervenes.
King lured a real estate agent to a vacant Roanoke County home 8 years ago, then choked and stabbed her to death.
Yesterday the U-S Supreme Court denied King's request for a stay of execution.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


An accident on Interstate 81 near Christiansburg yesterday afternoon proved deadly to a Covington woman.
Rebecca Ann Braithwaite (Bray-thwaite) was killed after her car hit a rock embankment and flipped several times.
She was thrown from the car.
Witnesses say Braithwaite was driving at a high rate of speed in the rain.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]