[L'burg-Attack]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-52 TC 15:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man is in custody and a woman has been hospitalized following an apparent domestic assault in Lynchburg this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Emergency crews responded to 12-12 Floyd Street around 11 after a man called police to say he had murdered his wife.

The suspect.. whose identity has not yet been released.. surrendered without incident.
Police believe he used an aluminum baseball bat to beat his wife severely about the head.
The woman was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where her condition is "not" known.
Police say the couple had a history of domestic problems.
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[Danny-King]


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


The clock is ticking and there is no word yet from Governor Gilmore on whether he will spare the life of convicted killer Danny Lee King.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Yesterday the U-S Supreme Court denied King's request for a stay of execution.
He is scheduled to die tonight for luring a Roanoke County real estate agent to a vacant home, then killing her in 1990.
Carolyn Rogers was beaten, choked, and stabbed.
King maintains that his wife killed the agent.
She was convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
(------------)



[Owens-Corning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing (4461)]


Another Martinsville plant is shutting down, just a month after the DuPont closing left 500 people jobless.
This time, 117-people will lose their jobs at Owens Corning.
The news comes as Owens Corning enters what it calls a "strategic alliance" with Simonton Windows.
The West Virginia window manufacturer will start selling Owens Corning products.
An Owens Corning spokesman said the company will try to offer "support and guidance" to the laid-off workers.
The Martinsville plant will close September 30th.

[E-Monty-Ax]


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


A Covington woman died following a single-car crash on Interstate 81 near Christiansburg yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


State police say 40-year-old Rebecca Ann Braithwaite (Bray-thwaite) 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.
(----------------)


[Sager]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-51 TC 34:42]
[GRAPHIC=Ericsson]


Two men who defrauded the Ericsson Corporation of more than a million dollars will serve prison time for their crime.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


51- year- old Robert "Butch" Sager and 45- year- old George Calvin Kelly had pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in April.
Prosecutors say Sager used his job at Ericsson to order more than 16- hundred schematic drawings that the company paid for but never received.
Sager and Kelly then split the money.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:39:33]
[IN Q=Butch Sager's]

((CRAIG TILLER/SAGER DEFENSE ATTORNEY: BUTCH SAGER'S A GOOD GUY, THIS IS A CASE OF A MAN WHO DID SOMETHING WRONG AND HE'S BEEN A GOOD WORKER FOR A LONG TIME AND HIS CO- WORKERS KNOW THAT. HE'S JUST GOING TO PULL HIS TIME AND RE- ENTER THE WORKFORCE AND GET BACK INTO SOCIETY WHEN HE GETS OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Tiller/Sager's Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=he gets out.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Sager received a two and a half year prison term.. Kelly will serve 18 months.
Both must repay 1- point- 2 million dollars to Ericsson and its insurance company.
(----------------)


[E-Early-Return]


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

A heartfelt homecoming yesterday for the Roanoke firefighter injured while battling a house fire on Campbell Avenue.

David Johnson was there.
(/////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.))


[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Monica LEwinsky]


Some of the Secret Service agents who began testifying last week under court order in the Monica Lewinsky investigation are back at the courthouse today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


President Clinton's chief protector, Larry Cockell, is among those expected to appear before the grand jury.
[SUPER=03-McLean; ]

Some speculate the Lewinsky probe is reaching the decisive stage.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[17:34;04-7;34:15]
[IN Q=]

(( REPORTER:DO YOU THINK AFTER SECRET SERVICE IS DONE TESTIFYING YOU'LL HAVE A REPORT READY?
KENNETH STARR:NOT GOING TO COMMENT, TAKE CARE. REPORTER:HAS YOUR SCHEDULE CHANGED? STARR:NO, WER'E GOING OUT FRIDAY.
))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Independent Counsel;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=going out Friday.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:22;36]
The grand jury heard again yesterday from Betty Currie, President Clinton's secretary, who has apparently finished her testimony after five appearances.
Her lawyer says he doesn't expect her to be called again.
Pentagon employee Linda Tripp hasn't yet finished her testimony.
(----------------)




[missile]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


U-S forces in the Mideast could be in greater jeopardy.
A U-S official confirms that Iran has tested a missile that can travel about 800 miles.
There's no word on the location of the launch or the landing.
Both took place inside Iran.
The missiles range would put all of Israel and Saudi Arabia within reach.

[S-Abortion-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-53 TC22:40]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Debate on abortion is under way in the House, where members will vote on whether to override President Clinton's veto of a late-term abortion procedure that some call ``partial birth abortion.''
Meantime, another bill in Congress would close a loophole in Virginia's year-old parental notification law on abortion.
Its opponents were also against parental notice in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 36:57]
[IN Q=What we've]

((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: WHAT WE'VE CERTAINLY SEEN IS AN INCREASE IN TEENAGERS GOING PARTICULARLY TO D.C. FROM VIRGINIA. I MEAN THAT'S DEFINITELY DOCUMENTED THAT THAT'S INCREASED. AND I THINK WHAT'S TROUBLING ABOUT THIS LAW IS THAT YOU HAVE A TEENAGER THAT'S ALREADY ISOLATED FROM HER FAMILY, THERE'S ABUSE OF SOME KIND OR ANOTHER, AND SHE FEELS FOR GOOD REASON SHE CAN'T GO TO HER FAMILY, AND THIS LAW FURTHER ISOLATES HER FROM ANY ADULT HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Planned Parenthood of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=adult help.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Virgil Goode are co-sponsors of the federal bill.
It says that whoever transports a teenager 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..."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:18:32 shotgun mic]
[IN Q=I would]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WOULD WANT TO FACILITATE THOSE KINDS OF LAWS, BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN THE CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=Congressional legislation.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


D.C. and Tennessee are the only places surrounding Virginia that don't have some parental notice law in effect.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington refused to tell us how many Virginia teenagers got abortions there in the last year.

[Conrail]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=NET-I]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Merger (4457)]


It's official now:
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X can go ahead with their plan to carve up Conrail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

[from train-merger]
The federal government issued its final, written approval for the merger today.
Norfolk Southern will take over 60 percent of Conrail on August 22nd.
C-S-X gets the rest.
There is one major condition to the deal:
An oversight panel will watch the merger for five years, making sure the transaction is smooth.
This is the biggest rail merger in U-S history.
(-------------)



[E-Lake-Water]


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


Health department tests did NOT indicate human waste in Smith Mountain Lake -- but some people say those tests were wrong.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[EMMY-NOMINATIONS]


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


It's a big day for the T-V industry.
The prime-time Emmy nominations were announced this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The program with the most nominations is the H-B-O miniseries ``From the Earth to the Moon,'' produced by Tom Hanks.
It has 17 nominations.
The nominees for Best Comedy are ``Ally McBeal,'' ``Frasier,'' ``The Larry Sanders Show,'' ``Seinfeld'' and ``Third Rock from The Sun.''
The choices for Best Drama are ``E-R,'' ``Law and Order,'' N-Y-P-D Blue,'' ``The Practice'' and ``The X-Files.''
The winners will be announced September 13th.
(----------------)



[paralyzed-gymnaist]


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


The Chinese gymnast paralyzed during practice at the Goodwill Games in New York Tuesday will receive an experimental treatment.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Seventeen year old Sang Lang lost control, landed on her head and fractured her spine.
Doctors are giving her a guarded prognosis.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DR. BROCK SCHNABEL: THERE IS NO MOVEMNT IN HER LEGS AND THERE IS LIMITED FUNCTION IN HER ARMS. WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE USE OF HER LIMBS YET.
))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Brock Schnabel;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=upper extremities.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for doctors to use a nerve-damage drug.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=mel]
[ss=None]


The drug is a synthetic protein and is designed to repair damage in paralysis cases.
It has not yet received full federal approval but is being allowed in this case following a petition by the New York doctors based on compassionate grounds.

[Diabetes-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC 9:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There are plenty of fun and games at Camp Too Sweet in Radford, but all of the activities are tools that teach diabetic children how to manage their disease.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

The campers check their blood sugar several times a day and keep track of how high or low it is.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13 24 57]
[IN Q=It's helped]

((J.C.CHAUNCY/DIABETIC: IT'S HELPED ME LEARN HOW TO CONTROL MY BLOOD SUGARS AND IT HELPS GIVE ME ACTIVITIES SO I CAN KEEP IT REGULAR BECAUSE USUALLY I'M HIGH THEN LOW, THEN HIGH THEN LOW.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=then low.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]

Miss Virginia Nicole Johnson, who is a diabetic, visited the children at the camp.
She says she enjoys being a role model for children with diabetes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 13 18 08]
[IN Q=We watched you on TV]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS VIRGINIA: WE WATCHED YOU ON TV AND YOU HAVE DIABETES AND WE DO TOO SO THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A SISTER AND IT HELPS THEM BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE DIABETES LOSE HOPE AND THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'LL EVER BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR DREAMS AND THEIR GOALS, BUT THESE KIDS THROUGH ME CAN SEE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE.))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=is possible.]

[VO NAT]
(-------------)

[vo-nat]
Johnson also met with parents to answer questions about diabetes.
(-------------)


[S-Cantaloupe-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-42]
[GRAPHIC=No ne]


Crowds who flocked to Halifax County yesterday in search of cantaloupe found some sweet relief to the heat.
(----------------)
[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.
(----------------)









[Pepsi-400]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Pepsi 400]


The Pepsi 400 will NOT be the first Primetime NASCAR race on Network television.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/1997 Pepsi 400]


CBS announced today the 400 would be carried on its Nashville Network cable channel.
CBS originally wanted to make the July race at Daytona the first Primetime showing of a NASCAR event.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/July 3;]


But when wildfires in Florida forced the postponement of the event until October 17th, CBS said it would be unable to carry it due to other programming considerations.
(------------)


[Goodwill-Games]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=NET-K]
[GRAPHIC=track and field]


A big day for the Americans at the Goodwill Games yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The men's four-by-four hundred relay team set a new world record. The foursome was anchored by Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson.
And the U-S women's relay team set a record of their own. Their time of just over 42 seconds in the four-by-one hundred relay is a new Goodwill Games record.
In other track news, Jackie Joyner-Kersee will retire after winning yesterday's heptathlon event.
(-----------)




[2-L'burg-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-52 TC 15:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Before we leave you, another look at a story we mentioned earlier.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A Lynchburg man is in custody and a woman has been hospitalized following an apparent domestic assault in Lynchburg this morning.
Emergency crews responded to 12-12 Floyd Street around 11 after a man called police to say he had murdered his wife.

The suspect.. whose identity has not yet been released.. surrendered without incident.
Police believe he used an aluminum baseball bat to beat his wife severely about the head.
Her condition is "not" known at this time.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.