[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Time runs out for convicted killer Danny Lee King.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a trial date is set for a woman accused in the Mother's Day murder of her baby daughter.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Your Friday starts off with partly to mostly cloudy skies-- with the promise of cooler, drier, more comfortable conditions for the weekend.
We'll explain, in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Danny-King]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-55 TC15:48]
[GRAPHIC=Danny Lee King]


No last word from killer Danny Lee King before he was put to death last night.
King died by lethal injection for killing a Roanoke County real estate agent 8 years ago.
Ellen Qualls reports from the Greensville Correctional Center.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the execution]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Virginia Dept. of Corrections; :04]
[SUPER=01-Holly Heyser/Media Witness; :13]
[SUPER=@file; :31]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=EQ, News 7.]
[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Caroline Rodgers husband Chet remarried and left the area.
He said he would not attend the execution....
Danny King had a new wife too.
Karen King moved from England to be near Mecklenberg Prison.
They were married while incarcerated on Valentine's Day 1996.

[E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-56 TC07:13]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A trial date has been set for the Henry County woman accused of killing her infant daughter on Mother's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]


Sharon Alley will face trial in November.
She's charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing her eight-month old daughter Brooke to death.
It happened in the home Alley's parents live in Figsboro.
She's also charged with felony child abuse for allegedly throwing the little girl on the floor last October.
Both charges against Alley will be combined into one trial.
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[E-Owens-Corning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-54 TC27:50]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


September will mark the end of employment for over a hundred workers at a Martinsville window manufacturing plant.

Owens Corning will shift production to West Virginia under an agreement with Simonton Windows.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Employees heard the news yesterday morning as they arrived at the Martinsville Industrial Park.
The announcement was not a complete surprise to the 117 who work there, but they weren't expecting the end to come so soon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They closed]

((CLYDE HAIRSTON/OWENS CORNING EMPLOYEE: THEY CLOSES THE ST. LOUIS PLANT ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND THEY GAVE US ALL THE ST. LOUIS WORK, SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE OPEN FOR A WHILE AND A MONTH LATER WE'RE CLOSED, SO IT'S TOUGH. IT'S TOUGH.)) ((CATHY EVANS/OWENS CORNING EMPLOYEE: EVERYBODY HERE IS LIKE FAMILY. IT'S ONE OF THE FEW PLACES I'VE EVER WORKED WHERE THERE IS A GOOD RAPPORT AND EVERYBODY'S KIND OF CLOSE. THAT'LL BE THE HARDEST THING.))
[SUPER=01-Clyde Hairston/Owens Corning Employee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Hairston/Owens Corning Employee; :12]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=that'll be the hardest thing.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Simonton Windows is encouraging the Martinsville employees to apply for the 50 jobs that will be created in West Virginia, but few are expected to make the move.
Meanwhile, Owens Corning hopes to interest other local employers in the skills ITS workers offer.

[CLINTON-INTERN]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


There are several new developments in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Independent counsel Ken Starr yesterday used not one, but two grand juries to take testimony.
One grand jury heard from Larry Cockell, the President's chief bodyguard.
Sources say Cockell claims he never knew Lewinsky and never saw anything he considered unusual.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is]

((
JOHN KOTELLY/LARRY COCKELL'S ATTORNEY:THIS IS A MAN WHO BY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING IS PRIMARILY THERE TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT. HE IS NOT THERE TO EAVESDROP, HE IS NOT THERE AS A LISTENING POST FOR ANYONE. HE IS CONCENTRATING ON DOING HIS JOB. TO TESTIFY ABOUT IT IS CONTRARY TO HIS EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING. ))
[SUPER=01-John Kotelly/Larry Cockell's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=TO HIS EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING.]
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[VO-NAT]


A grand jury also heard from Harold Ickes, a former white house aide.
Ickes, who testified for about 20 minutes, said he expects to be called back. Another witness who will probably be returning: Linda Tripp, her testimony -may- wrap up next week.
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[JAPAN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Japan]


In Japan, the country's foreign minister has taken a major step toward assuming control of the nation's slumping economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]

[4:00:37] The ruling liberal Democratic Party today elected Keizo Obuchi (kay-zoh oh-boo-chee) as its new leader, making him almost certain to become the nation's next prime minister.
Obuchi would take over from Prime Minister Hashimoto
(hah-shee-moh-toh), who announced his resignation last week after the party's disastrous results in recent parliament e

lections.
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[IRAN]


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


The white house has confirmed reports that Iran has tested a medium-range missile-- capable of hitting its potential enemies in the middle east.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:11:34]
U-S officials say with a range of 800 miles--the missile Iran tested Wednesday could hit Israel or Saudi Arabia and U-S forces in the area.
The missile test comes as the U-S and Iran have been working toward resuming normal relations.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Charlotte Panthers check into their South Carolina home for training camp.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=former employer.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
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[SUPER=13-Len Bartkowiak/Antique Dealer;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-50 TC43:29]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


A crackdown on drugs in Rockbridge County has so far taken thousands of dollars worth of drugs off the streets and lead to nearly two dozen arrests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force started the raids seven months ago as part of an extensive operation.
They've arrested 21 people on drug related charges, including eleven people in Buena Vista.
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[SOT 15.23.19 - 15.23.31]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((LEWIS PLOGGER/BUENA VISTA POLICE CHIEF: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE STAY ON TOP OF THESE THINGS. WE MAY NEVER TOTALLY ELIMINATE IT AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY NOT, BUT CERTAINLY IF WE STAY ON TOP OF IT WE MAY CONTROL IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lewis Plogger/Buena Vista Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=may control it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Charges included distribution, possession and possession with the intent to distribute drugs.
Police confiscated powder and crack cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana and prescription drugs.
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[VMI-Class]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


The numbers are coming in for the new freshman class at V-M-I.
And so far Thirty-five women are expected to enroll in the second coed class.
The incoming group of women includes 14 Virginians.
School officials say it also includes Angelica Garza.
She was among the school's first co-ed class but was suspended in September for striking an upperclassman.
Only one of the 22 women who finished their freshman year this spring won't be back.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-O]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]


In medical news,
New concerns for people being treated for lung cancer.
Rick Jackson has details in today's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=GM]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((
GOOD MORNING.
SCIENTISTS ISSUE A STRONG WARNING FOR PEOPLE WITH LUNG CANCER UNDERGOING RADIATION THERAPY.
((vo))
LUNG CANCER PATIENTS OFTEN RECEIVE RADIATION AFTER SURGERY TO GET RID OF ANY REMAINING CANCER CELLS.
BUT AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT THE TREATMENTS ACTUALLY ENDED SOME OF THE LIVES IT WAS SUPPOSE TO SAVE.
IN FACT--PATIENTS TREATED WITH RADIATION THERAPY HAD A 21-PERCENT GREATER CHANCE OF DYING...THAN THOSE WHO ONLY HAD SURGERY.
RESEARCHERS SAY PATIENTS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF LUNG CANCER SEEM TO BE THE MOST AT RISK.
THE FINDINGS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL, THE LANCET.
((vo))
DOCTORS MAY BE ABLE TO DETERMINE IF AN UNBORN BABY IS AT GREATER RISK FOR HEART DISEASE AS AN ADULT.
RESEARCHERS STUDIED THOUSANDS OF BABIES BORN IN SWEDEN BETWEEN 1915 AND 1919...
THEY THEN CHECKED DEATH CERTIFICATES TO DETERMINE HOW THEY DIED.
THE STUDY CONCLUDED THAT THE WAY A BABY GROWS IN THE WOMB MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR DETERMINING WHO GETS HEART DISEASE.
RESEARCHERS SAY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT ALSO PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE.
((on cam))
THIRTY YEARS, AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS LATER... A MEDICAL COMPANY HAS HALTED ALL TESTING ON WHAT WAS CONSIDERED TO A PROMISING BLOOD SUBSTITUTE.
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL SAYS ITS PRODUCT, HEM-ASSIST, HAS BEEN A REPEATED DISAPPOINTMENT IN CLINICAL TRIALS.
DOCTORS HAD HOPED TO USE THE FAKE BLOOD AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO HUMAN BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS.
AND THAT IS 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]



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Virginia Johnson/Daughters of the American Rev.]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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

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


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

A man who beat, stomped, choked and stabbed a Roanoke County real-estate agent to death in a robbery has been executed at the Greensville Correctional Center.
In 19-90 Danny Lee King and his former wife posed as potential home buyers to lure Carolyn Rogers to a vacant Roanoke house.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The Secret Service agent who had headed President Clinton's personal security detail has wrapped up testimony in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
It's now up to the Secret Service to determine whether his client can return to his former top post.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


President Clinton is trying to help people stay cool in eleven Southern and Western states. He's released 100 million dollars that will go to pay for electric bills and buy air conditioners and fans.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Friday July 24th.
[anchor=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-E-Danny-King]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-55 TC15:48]
[GRAPHIC=Danny Lee King]


Time ran out for Roanoke County killer Danny Lee King last night.
Governor Gilmore denied King's request for clemency, so the man convicted of beating, choking, and stabbing a real estate agent to death in 1990 died by lethal injection.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the execution]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Virginia Dept. of Corrections; :04]
[SUPER=01-Holly Heyser/Media Witness; :13]
[SUPER=@file; :31]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=EQ, News 7.]


[2-E-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-56 TC07:13]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Trial by jury will take place in November for a Henry County mother accused of murdering her baby daughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]


The trial date for Sharon Alley was set at a hearing yesterday.
She's charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing her eight-month old daughter Brooke to death.
It happened on Mother's Day in the home Alley's parents live in Figsboro.
She's also charged with felony child abuse for allegedly throwing the little girl on the floor last October.
Both charges against Alley will be combined into one trial.
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[Franklin-Fatality]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Rocky Mount man is dead after crashing his pick-up truck late last night.
State police say 18-year-old Robert Josiah Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene after he drove off of Route 7-18 on a curve in Franklin County.
Bailey and his passenger, 18-year-old Kenneth Lewis Lynch, were both thrown from the vehicle.
Lynch was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Officials there are NOT releasing his condition.


[2-CLINTON-INTERN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


The independent counsel's office is speeding up testimony in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


For the first time yesterday, it used two Washington grand juries to hear testimony.
One grand jury heard from Larry Cockell, the president's chief bodyguard.
Sources say Cockell claims he never knew Lewinsky and never saw anything he considered unusual.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Agent Cockell]

(( JOHN KOTELLY/LARRY COCKELL'S ATTORNEY;AGENT COCKELL TESTIFIED TO ALL THE QUESTIONS ASKED OF HIM. HE TESTIFIED TRUTHFULLY, HE DID NOT HAVE TO INVOKE PRIVILEGE FOR ANY OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED. ))
[SUPER=01-John Kotelly/Larry Cockell's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=TO HIS EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=]


It's now up to the secret service to decide if Cockell can return to his former top post.
A grand jury also heard from Harold Ickes, a former white house aide.
Ickes, who testified for about 20 minutes, said he expects to be called back.
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[LATE-TERM-ABORTION]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-E]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


The House has overridden President Clinton's veto of legislation that would ban certain late term abortions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


Last year members passed the bill by an overwhelming margin.
The bill would ban the controversial procedure except when the life of the mother was in jeopardy.
It would also call for a maximum of two years in jail and fines for anyone who performs the procedure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Think of]

((
REP. CHARLES CANADY/(R-FLORIDA) THINK OF THE BABIES WHO ARE SUBJECTED TO THIS HORRIBLE PRACTICE. IF YOU DO YOU WILL VOTE TO OVERRIDE THE PRESIDENT'S VETO. REP. DIANA DEGETTE/D-COLORADO: THIS IS NOT A CRITICAL HEALTH PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS A POLITICAL ISSUE FOR THE 1998 ELECTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Canady/(R) Florida;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Diana DeGette/(D) Colorado:]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=issue for the 1998 election.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=none]


The measure will now go to the Senate floor in September just weeks before Congress is scheduled to adjourn for the upcoming elections.

[heat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


Relief is on the way for millions of people suffering from the sweltering heat.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


President Clinton has ordered 100 million dollars in emergency funds to 11 southern and western states to help people pay for air conditioners, fans and utility bills.
The heat wave loosened its grasp on much of the nation yesterday.. but only tightened its grip on the south.. where it's claimed the lives of about 136 people so far.
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[E-Hussa]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-57]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


The policy advisory board for Smith Mountain Lake has undergone some change.
One man quit in an effort to stand by Hilde Hussa, the board's executive director, though it appears SHE will keep her job despite coming under fire in recent weeks.
Tina Tenret reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hilde Hussa]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Board Member; :31]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

((( Hilde Hussa says her job as executive director of the lake's advisory board is safe.
She's been under attack for a month, ever since she suggested hiring a full time professional to test the lake's water.
Some say she should not have spoken as a board representative because she made the lake sound dirty.
Hussa says they misinterpreted her remarks.
But for more than an hour -- as the board met in executive session -- her fate was up in the air.
Board member Ken Dugan stormed out in protest.
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[SOT 15:49:46]
[IN Q=Everybody on the lake]

((EVERYBODY ON THE LAKE WANTS TO SUPPORT HER EXCEPT HER OWN BOARD. I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT. SO ARE YOU RESIGNING? YES. THEY HAVE MY LETTER OF RESIGNATION. WHAT DO YOU WNAT THEM TO DO? SUPPORT THEIR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=DIRECTOR]))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Dugan says ]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: DUGAN SAYS HE QUIT BECAUSE THE BOARD WANTED TO EITHER FIRE HUSSA OR PUNISH HER. HE'S WAITING TO SEE WHAT ACTION THEY WILL TAKE. THE BOARD CHAIRMAN IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT LATER TODAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7.))
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[OUT Q=News7]))




[VA-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Governor GIlmore is expected to release a report today that's critical of Virginia's mental health care system.
A Richmond paper says the secret report cites serious flaws in Virginia's mental institutions, among them: excessive use of restraints and medication, and not enough rehabilitation.

[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=(nat sot music)Fri.]
[RUNS=1:22]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Bob Wolfe/Antique Dealer;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[E-Lexington-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC11:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lexington residents had their first chance last night to speak out to city council about a new site for a firehouse.

Many residents oppose the locale.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape/June]


Last month city council approved a proposal to build a new firehouse at this site along Spotswood Drive.
The site had been reserved for future expansion of the Lexington cemetery.
And, many residents feel its wrong to use the land for anything else.
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[SOT 17.40.42 - 17.40.56]
[IN Q=It would place]

((MATTHEW PAXTON/LEXINGTON CEMETERY ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN: IT WOULD PLACE THE CEMETARY IN A VERY DIFFICULT POSITION WHERE THERE'S VIRTUALLY NO ROOM FOR EXPANSION AND THERE'S BEEN NO PLANNING OR PROPOSAL OF A GOOD SITE FOR CEMETERY USE AROUND LEXINGTON.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Paxton/Cemetery Advisory Board;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=use around Lexington.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fire department officials did not comment about the expansion of the cemetery-- saying only that it's an issue for city council to address.
However, they maintain they understand residents' concerns and are taking them into consideration.
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[SOT 17.47.50 - 17.48.06]
[IN Q=Everybody is going]

((ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT:EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE UPSET IF ITS IN THEIR BACKYARD. AND, WE UNDERSTAND THAT AND WE ARE SYMPATHETIC TO THE COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE TONIGHT. WE WILL BE WILLING TO WORK WITH THE RESIDENTS TO TRY TO PUT A LOT OF THEIR FEARS AT EASE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Department;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=fears at ease.]
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[ANCHOR=]
[SS=none]


Because the site has already been approved, city council must now decide whether to re-open the issue.

[E-Maid-Bess]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Maid Bess sewing plant in Salem is unique for a couple of reasons:
It's thriving in a time when too many sewing plants are shutting down.
And it has one of the most diverse work forces you'll find in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The workers represent 15 different nationalities.
Some of them are refugees who fled their native countries.
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[SOT 9 44 00]
[IN Q=when they left]

((BARBARA REED/PLANT MANAGER: WHEN THEY LEFT THEIR COUNTRY THEY LEFT EVERYTHING. THEY LEFT ALL OF THEIR BELONGINGS, ALL OF THEIR PHOTOS, ANYTHING THAT THEY HAD. THE ONLY THING THEY BROUGHT WAS WHAT THEY COULD CARRY.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Reed/Plant Manager;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=they could carry]
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[VO-NAT]


Maid Bess has a number of programs to help its employees get used to American culture -- programs like English classes.
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[SOT 9 09 29]
[IN Q=maid bess really]

((PETRA CLARK/MAID BESS SUPERVISOR: MAID BESS REALLY HELPS YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE. THEY WORK WITH YOU. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, THEY'RE TRYING TO GET SOMEONE TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND.))
[SUPER=01-Petra Clark/Maid Bess Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=HELP YOU UNDERSTAND]
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[VO-NAT]


Immigrants make up almost a third of the Maid Bess work force.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, VMI's former football coach is seeking more than a million dollars from the school.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We begin this]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=weekend everyone.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Danny Lee King had no final statement before he was put to death last night.
King was convicted of stomping, choking, and stabbing a Roanoke COunty real estate agent to death 8 years ago.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Henry COunty mother accused of stabbing her infant daughter to death in May will face a trial by jury in November.
Sharon Alley's trial date was set yesterday.
She faces charges of first degree murder and felony child abuse stemming from an incident last year.
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[VO-NAT]
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The executive director of Smith Mountain Lake's policy advisory board says she WILL keep her job.
But one board member quit to stand by Hilde Husser, who has come under fire over the past month since she suggested the board hire a full time professional to test the safety of the Lake's water.
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For horse riders, it's acres and acres of beautiful land to show off their skills--
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The Hungry Horse Farm in Ivanhoe is located near the intersections of I-81 and I -77, and has direct access to national forest trails.
You do have to bring your OWN horse-- but there are camping facilities, as well as a cabin and stalls to rent.
Although its owners has only started promoting the riding retreat over the past few years, the farm is already popular with out- of- state visitors.
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((MARK STEVENS/OHIO HORSEMEN'S COUNCIL: WE HEARD THIS THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN DOWN HERE FROM THE STATE OF OHIO AND WE DECIDED TO PACK UP AND GET A GROUP FROM OUR CHAPTER DOWN HERE AND CHECK IT OUT, AND STAY A WEEK AND ENJOY THE RIDE AND THE SCENIC VIEW YOU GUYS HAVE HERE.))
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You can go along for the ride-- or at least watch other horsemen in action.
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in "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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