[Capitol-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The man suspected in Friday's fatal shootings at the Capitol Building has been charged with murder.
Now investigators are trying to figure out what motivated Russell Weston Junior.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Norm Jervis/U. S. Secret Service; :10]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Robin Keating/Zoar United Christian Church; :33]
[SUPER=01-Herman White/Chestnut's Brother; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Daniel Kelly/Monroe Co., IL; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:47]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=CBS News, the Capitol.]

((Information: VO: In Montana, federal agents spent the day at Russell Weston's cabin.. searching for answers.

SOT: Norm Jervis/U.S. Secret Service "It's been a successful day.. We

cannot discuss that information at this time."
VO: Federal investigators also converged on the Illinois home of Weston's parents. Speaking through their pastor, the parents offered an apology to the families of the two slain Capitol police officers.

SOT: Rev. Robin Keating/Zoar United Christian Church

"To say we are sorry is very inadequate. No words we can say can undo the terrible acts that he has committed. Our apologies to the nation as a whole for the trauma our son has caused."
VO: Weston is accused of bursting into the U.S. Capitol and opening fire.. killing two veteran U.S. Capitol police officers.. 58-year old Jacob Chestnut and 42-year old John Gibson. A woman tourist was also wounded.

SOT: Herman White/Chestnut's Brother

"Everyone liked him, he will be missed by many people."
VO: Weston was known as a low-level threat to the President. Law enforcement officers described him as mentally ill.

SOT: Sheriff Daniel Kelley/Monroe County, IL

"He was diagnosed some time ago, I don't know how long ago, as being paranoid schizophrenic and he had delusions that someone was attempting to get him because he had top secret knowledge of some kind that was never verifiable."
VO: At the Capitol, tourists lined up at the building.. known as "the people's house," undeterred by the violence. The flag flew at half staff and flowers lined the steps.. an offering of sympathy for the two murdered officers.

SOT: Tourist


STANDUP:

))[Clinton-Subpoena]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


The President could be required to appear before the grand jury investigating his alleged affair with Monica Lewinsky as early as Tuesday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews Air Force Base;]


CBS has learned the President has been subpoenaed to testify, but the White house declined to comment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=it's my]

((MICHAEL MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SEC.: IT IS MY POSITION THAT WE DON'T COMMENT ON SUBPOENAS BECAUSE SUBPOENA'S ARISE OUT OF GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS THAT ARE SECRET SO THAT THEY PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE INNOCENT.))
[SUPER=01-Michael McCurry/White House Press Secretary;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=of the innocent]
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[VO-NAT]


Clinton is vacationing in Colorado for the weekend.
He returns Monday night and the grand jury will begin hearing from witnesses on Tuesday.
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[11-Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-42; 1:25:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A woman was seriously injured last night in Roanoke after she was hit by a truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The accident happened along Williamson Road around nine yesterday evening.
A witness say the woman was crossing the street when a truck slammed into her.
The woman was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are not releasing the her identity or any other information about the accident at this time.
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[2Deputy-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Campbell County sherriff's deputy is in serious but stable condition this morning after he was stabbed by a suspect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Deputy Rodney Thompson was stabbed yesterday afternoon along Timberlake Road.
It happened after an audio store employee called police, complaining about a customer acting strangely.
Thompson caught up with the man and recovered a handgun, but then a struggle ensued.
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[SOT 18:40:21]
[IN Q=Suspect was then]

((LT. E.C. WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE; SUSPECT WAS THEN ABLE TO STAB THE DEPUTY ONCE IN THE UPPER LEFT SHOULDER AREA. THE DEPUTY LOST A GREAT DEAL OF BLOOD, BUT WAS ABLE TO KEEP THE SUSPECT AT THE SCENE BY HOLDING HIS GUN ON HIM UNTIL HELP ARRIVED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. E. C. Wingfield/Lynchburg Police Department; ]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=until help arrived]
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[VO-NAT]


Police arrested Allen Hawkins.
He's charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
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[6-Racing-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-54; 30:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Racing fans in South Boston have something new to rev-up their interest.
In addition to races at the South Boston Speedway--the town's museum is now featuring a racing exhibit.
Christy Hubley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Racing uniforms, autographed]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Bass/Museum of Fine Arts and History; :17]
[SUPER=03-South Boston/File Tape; :33]
[SUPER=@Christy2; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=News 7, South Boston.]

(( Racing uniforms, autographed helmets, and track trophies.
You'll find them all at the South Boston Museum of Fine Arts and History.
The idea for this racing exhibit came from the desire to keep visitors in Halifax County between the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival and the big race.
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[SOT 19:36:58-:08]
[IN Q=We decided that it might]

((BARBARA BASS/SOUTH BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND HISTORY: WE DECIDED THAT ITMIGHT BE NICE IF WE DID A HISTORY OF THE CANTALOUPE FESTIVAL AND A HISTORY OFRACING IN HALIFAX COUNTY SINCE ITS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE COUNTY FOR OVER40 YEARS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=over 40 years.]


Take a trip back in time with old newspaper clippings about South Boston races in the 70's and 80's.
Go even farther back with rare footage of well-known drivers before they became big names.
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[SOT 19:38:21-:40]
[IN Q=We have come across]

((BARBARA BASS/SOUTH BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND HISTORY: WE HAVE COME ACROSS FOOTAGE THAT WAS TAKEN BY ONE OF THE PREVIOUS OWNERS WIVES ON RACES HERE WHEN IT WAS A DIRT TRACK AND AFTER IT WAS PAVED AND WE HAVE WONDERFUL FOOTAGE OF RICHARD PETTY, WENDALL SCOTT, NED JARRET, HALE YARLBOROUGH JUST TO NAME A FEW.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=to name a few.]


The racing exhibit has been so popular at the museum, it has been extended through the month of August.
Christy Hubley, News 7, South Boston.))
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[Health-Review]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Wknd Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

Summer camps that cater to specific health needs for children are cropping up all over Southwest Virginia and cancer patients in nursing homes are suffering through the pain. Tonya Flory takes a look back at the medical news making headlines this week.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN Q=Heavy duty]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Aubrey Knight/Burrell Medical Director; :12 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :40]
[SUPER=03-Radford; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

(( [Field Tape Cancer-Pain] [VO NAT] Heavy duty pain medication like morphine is the standard taken by cancer patients. But a recent study indicates cancer patients in nursing homes aren't receiving enough.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 10 19 01]
[IN Q=AL least in]

((DR. AUBREY KNIGHT/BURRELL MEDICAL DIRECTOR: AT LEAST IN THIS STUDY ONLY ABOUT 25-PERCENT OF THE PATIENTS WHO HAD DAILY PAIN WERE GETTING NO ANALGESIA, AND THEN HOW MUCH OF THE OTHER 75-PERCENT WERE GETTING ADEQUATE ANALGESIA, PROBABLY NOT VERY GOOD EITHER.)) [RUNS:21]
[OUT Q=good either]

Local facilities like Burrell Nursing Center are trying to change those numbers by looking for non-verbal signs the patient may be suffering. [Tape 598-24 Asthma Camp] [VO NAT] And with the heat index so high this week, many people were suffering, especially those with asthma. A day camp in Pearisburg provided activities for asthmatic children along with a dose of information about how to control an attack.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09 21 19]
[IN Q=Statistics have proven]

((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION: STATISTICS HAVE PROVEN THAT WITH THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S ASTHMA CAMP THAT CHILDREN HAVE AN 86 PERCENT LESS ABSENTEEISM RATE FOR SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING YEAR AND A 90-PERCENT LESS HOSPITAL VISITATION FOR EMERGENCY ASTHMA EPISODES.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=asthma episodes.]

[Tape 598-23 Diabetes] [VO NAT] Meantime at Camp Too Sweet in Radford children with diabetes got to meet fellow diabetic Miss Virginia Nicole Johnson.

Campers also learned how to manage high blood sugar by keeping track of their glucose levels and through games and books. That's a look at medical news in Southwest Virginia this week.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
[HEADLINES]
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


The investigation continues in Friday's shooting at the capitol building where two capitol police officers were killed.
Russell Weston Junior has been charged with murder.
Investigators are trying to figure out what motivated Weston to open fire.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


A Campbell County Sheriffs' deputy is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed yesterday.
Deputy Rodney Thompson had a struggle with Allen Hawkins and was stabbed in the left shoulder.
Police arrested Hawkins and charged him with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Friends and family of Adam Fischer raised more than ten-thousand dollars in a yard sale yesterday.
He was recently diagnosed with leukemia and needs an expensive bone marrow transplant.
All money will go to the Adam Fishcer Foundation
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]


And that's what's making news on this Sunday July 26-th.
(toss to Andrew for Newsreel)




[Willie-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]

[***Anchor TAG***]
You may have heard that county music legend Willie Nelson will perform at the Salem Civic Center on October 16-th.
[Anchor=Andrew 2-Shot]


Organizers are probably hoping it goes better than Willie's attempted concert in 1980.
[Anchor=Andrew Full]
[GRAPHIC=Newsreel]


Here's David Seidel with the latest installment of Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./August 1980;]
[SUPER=10-Jeff Krasnow/Organizer's Attorney/August 1980; :41]
[SUPER=20-David/Seidel; :53]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Seidel, News7]

(( It was supposed to be a weekend full of country music.
But when headliners Willie Nelson and Johnny Paycheck backed out, they struck a sour note with many local fans.
Organizers at the Franklin County Speedway were prepared for tens of thousands of concert-goers.
Just a day before the event, Nelson and Paycheck said they weren't coming, citing money problems and safety concerns.
That left fans singing the blues.
Three of them torched a barn on the property.
But organizers were determined that the show would go on.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[21:38:04 ]
[IN Q=the concer]

((JEFF KRASNOW/ORGANIZER'S ATTORNEY/AUGUST 9, 1980; THE CONCERT WILL GO ON. THE FESTIVAL WILL GO ON WITHOUT WILLIE NELSON AND JOHNNY PAYCHECK. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER VERY FINE PERFORMERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE HERE AND IT'S GOING TO BE A FUN WEEKEND FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=to participate]


Only a few hundred people chose to participate and at times police seemed to outnumber fans.
That meant big losses for organizer Whitey Taylor.
The final slap in the face for fans and organizers-- the truck hauling sound equipment from Kentucky got a flat tire and was four hours late.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[SS=None]


The October concert will benefit Blue Ridge Public Television.
Tickets go on sale August First.


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Dodgers overcome a bad fourth inning to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks five to three.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Diamondbacks-KTVK;]


Top of the fourth Devon White sends this pitch to the center field warning track, two runs score off the double. Two-oh Arizona.
Still in the fourth, L-A's Charles Johnson can't handle the pitch, one run scores and Devon White heads in from second and beats the throw to the plate.
But Darren Dreiforts helps his own cause getting his first homer in the majors and the Dogers win five to three.
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TNN;]


And from the if you don't succeed the first time department here's Kenny Brack.
It took 14 tries, but the 32-year-old Swede finally captures his first win on the track.
Brack, driving for A-J Foyt's team, finished five and six-tenths ahead of his closest competitor in the Pet Boys IRL Visionaire 500.
(------------)


[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=WebWatch]
[GRAPHIC=WebWatch]


Having trouble finding something to keep your kids busy this summer?
Maybe Disney can help.
And a controversial website advertising sex does an about-face.
Eric Earnhart has more in today's WebWatch
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The people of Florida]
[SUPER=03-West Hollywood, CA; :28]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Parma/Actress; :36]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=WDBJ-7-dot-com]

(( [intro] The people of Florida are saying thank you. A web forum set up by the Daytona Beach News Journal is giving residents a chance to send messages to the firefighters who worked in their community, include several from Virginia.
The messages call the firefighters heros who saved their homes.
The website promised to show two people having sex for the first time... it was buried with traffic, and it never happened... the producer says it wasn't real... the actor and actress involved say it was a hoax to promote the message of safe sex.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=you have to]

((MICHELLE PARMA/ACTRESS; YOU HAVE TO BAM PEOPLE OVER THE HEAD, YOU SEE THOSE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS, USE CONDOMS, DON'T USE DRUGS, IT DOESN'T SINK IN, WE HAD TO GET AN ADVERTISEMENT OUT THERE TO GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=people's attention]



The company that sponsored the website has severed all ties with the project.

If you're looking for family sites on line... here's a good place to start digging... DIG-dot-com stands for Disney Internet Guide.
You can dig up suggestions to keep your kids busy through the summer.
If it's too hot to go out, there are plenty of sites to browse that will challenge and entertain young minds.

What should the next new Monopoly token look like? You can vote on your choice at Monopoly-dot-com... choose between an airplane... a bag of cash.... and a piggy bank... You can also vote on your favorite old token in the game....
For links to these stories, do not pass GO, go directly to the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.
))

[2capitol-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Russell Weston Junior has been charged with murdering two Capitol Police officers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monroe Co., IL;]


Investigators are now searching for a motive for Friday's shooting.
From his boyhood home in Monroe County, Illinois, Weston's parents released this statement.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=to say]

((REV. KEATING : TO SAY WE ARE SORRY IS INADEQUATE. NO WORDS CAN UNDONE WHAT HE HAS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Robin Keating/Zoar United Church;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=he committed]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Russell Weston Junior is reportedly a paranoid schizophrenic.
The third victim in Friday's shooting, Angela Dickerson, is resting at home.
(------------)



[11-Deputy-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63; 3:01]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Campbell County deputy is in stable condition after being stabbed yesterday afternoon.
David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It began when]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. E. C. Wingfield/Lynchburg Police Department; :25]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Office; :55]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News 7, L'Burg.]

((It began when an employee of this audio store called police, complaining about a customer who was acting strangely.

The man left the store on foot. 24-year old Deputy Rodney Thompson caught up with the suspect along Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. When Thompson confronted the suspect, he recovered a handgun from him. But, when the deputy tried to arrest the man, the suspect ran off. A chase and struggle ensued.
[SOT=18:40:21]
[IN Q=SUSPECT WAS THEN]

((LT. E.C. WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE; SUSPECT WAS THEN ABLE TO STAB THE DEPUTY ONCE IN THE UPPER LEFT SHOULDER AREA. THE DEPUTY LOST A GREAT DEAL OF BLOOD, BUT WAS ABLE TO KEEP THE SUSPECT AT THE SCENE BY HOLDING HIS GUN ON HIM UNTIL HELP ARRIVED.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=HELP ARRIVED.]

Police arrested Allen Hawkins. Deputy Thompson was taken to a nearby hospital. The case is in the hands of the Lynchburg Police Department, but Campbell County authorities plan to follow it closely.
[SOT=20:02:47]
[IN Q=CERTAINLY WE'VE]

((CAPTAIN MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE; CERTAINLY WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT WHAT INITIATED THE STOP TO BEGIN WITH. SO WE'LL BE PURSUING THAT PART OF IT. BUT THE PRIMARY THING IS THAT THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=PARTICULAR TIME.]

[STAND-UP/20:06:49] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; DEPUTY THOMPSON WAS BROUGHT HERE TO LYNCHBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL WHERE EMERGENCY SURGERY WAS PERFORMED ON HIM FOR WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS A SERIOUS INJURY. HIS ASSAILANT, 22-YEAR OLD ALLEN HAWKINS OF RUSTBURG, VIRGINIA, WAS TAKEN TO THE LYNCHBURG ANNEX JAIL WHERE HE IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, LYNCHBURG.)) [RUNS19] ))


[2-11-Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-42; 1:25:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A woman was seriously injured last night in Roanoke after she was hit by a truck.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The accident happened along Williamson Road around nine this evening.
A witness says the woman was crossing the street when a truck slammed into her.
The woman was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are not releasing her identity or any other information about the accident at this time.
(-------------)


[6-Yard-Sale]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-62; 01:57:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A 10-year old Salem boy is getting some old-fashioned help in his fight against cancer.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Adam Fischer was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Doctors say he needs an expensive bone marrow transplant.
Shortly afterwards, friends of the family started the Adam Fischer Foundation.
Yesterday, they held the foundation's first yard sale.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:34:55]
[IN Q=WE, AS A GROUP]

((MELODY WILLIAMS/EVENT SPOKESPERSON; WE, AS A GROUP OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAVE GATHERED AND HAVE GARNERED THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY. WE'RE HAVING THIS FUNDRAISER TODAY TO HELP OFF SET A LOT OF THE EXPENSES THAT THEY ARE GOING TO INCUR.))
[RUNS=:13]
[SUPER=01-Melody Williams/Event Spokesperson;]
[Out Q=going to incur]
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[VO-NAT]


It took just four hours to raise an estimated five thousand dollars for the transplant.
In all, they collected more than ten-thousand dollars yesterday.
All the proceeds will go to the Adam Fischer Foundation.
(--------------)


[6-Big-Horses]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-59; 07:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The annual Blue Ridge Draft Horse and Mule Show pulled into Ferrum College.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum;]

The show has a variety of competitions between mules, clydesdales, belgians, shires and suffolk horses.
In the 1920's, 30's and 40's these animals were the mainstay of farming and agriculture in rural areas and for deliveries in the cities. Now draft horses and mules are the work animals of choice for people who say they're environmentally-friendly.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=11:28:56]
[IN Q=PROBABLY FIFTEEEN YEARS AGO]

((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM DIRECTOR; PROBABLY FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, I DOUBT IF YOU WOULD HAVE FOUND TWO TEAMS OF HORSES IN THE WOODS IN VIRGINIA WORKING. TODAY, WITH THE PEOPLE LIKE JASON RUTLEDGE IN FLOYD COUNTY AND SOME OF THESE PEOPLE. WE'RE SEEING MORE AND MORE TEAMS WORKING THE WOODS. THEY'RE NOT TEARING THE WOODS UP. IT'S SELECTIVE TIMBERING, THEY'RE BRINGING SELECTIVE TREES OUT. THEY'RE NOT CLEAR CUTTING.))
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=not clear cutting.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The show is used to demonstrate the strengths and talents of the animals.
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[OpenSouthpaw]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]


Being a mascot for a pro sports team may sound like all fun and games, but it can be serious business.. especially if you're hoping to make it your career.
Steve Smallshaw introduces us to the man behind the Lynchburg Hillcats' "Southpaw" in this week's Virginia Profile.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[Wipe Wipe Wipe Wipe Wipe]


[Southpaw-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WKNDAM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#VA Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE ]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=He got started]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pierson/Professional Mascot; :10]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 2:03]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( He got started in this business on a dare.. as the Eagle for the Liberty University Flames.
Now, this sports marketing major hopes to make mascotting his career.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:55:01]
[IN Q=I used to]

((PAUL PIERSON/PROFESSIONAL MASCOT: I USED TO WANT TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL AND IF NOT LAW SCHOOL MAYBE GRAD SCHOOL. AND THEN WHEN I FOUND OUT THE FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN PROFESSIONAL MASCOTTING, AND I HAPPEN TO BE SOMEWHAT GOOD AT IT, SO WHO KNOWS?)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=who knows?]


Starting this spring, Paul Pierson's new alter- ego has been Southpaw.. the official mascot of the Lynchburg Hillcats.
Around the first inning of each home game, Pierson heads to the locker room to suit up.. donning an inch- thick fur coat, baseball jersey, gloves and of course.. the famous Southpaw head.
[natsot 9:31:47]

((HEY PAWMAN, WHAT'S HAPPENING PAWMAN? HOW ARE YOU?)) [RUNS:03]
Once he's in the stands, everybody.. young and old, big and small.. is fair game for Southpaw's antics.
But at 5- foot 3, he finds he has a special rapport with the littlest of baseball fans.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:57:22//8:57:43]
[IN Q=My height]

((PAUL PIERSON/"SOUTHPAW": MY HEIGHT PRETTY MUCH PUTS ME AT THE SAME EYE LEVEL AS THE KIDS THAT I'M PLAYING WITH, SO I THINK THAT GIVES ME THE ADVANTAGE, AND THEY'RE LIKE `HOW OLD ARE YOU? FIVE? SIX?' AND SO I'LL PLAY ALONG WITH THEM, I TELL MOST PEOPLE THAT SOUTHPAW IS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD. SO WHEN I TELL KIDS THAT I'M SIX YEARS OLD AND I'M UP HERE DOING FLIPS, DANCING AND YOU CAN SEE IT IN THEIR EYES, THEY'RE JUST HAVING A BALL WATCHING ME.)) [RUNS:25]
[OUT Q=ball watching me.]


On a hot day, the temperature inside the suit can reach 140 degrees.. Pierson says he'll lose as much ten pounds a game.
Taking a day off is not an option.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:02:43]
[IN Q=That's my]

((PIERSON: THAT'S MY INTERNSHIP, IT'S MY JOB.. I GOTTA GO OUT THERE AND I GOTTA DO IT.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=gotta do it.]
[natsot 10:05:22]

((GO, GO, GO CAT GO...)) [RUNS:03]
His repertoire includes running, jumping and dancing.. basically anything that connects with the fans.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:59:13]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((PIERSON: A LOT OF IT, IF IT'S NOT PLANNED, YOU TRY TO REACT THE WAY THAT THE CROWD IS REACTING TOWARDS YOU. I MEAN, IF ALL OF A SUDDEN A PLAYERS HITS A HOMERUN AND THE CROWD...)) [RUNS:13]
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This definitely was an UN- planned moment, but Pierson took it all in stride.
Shaving cream notwithstanding, he says the team has been great to work with.. and like the ballplayers, Pierson is just hoping to make it to the next level. ((WELCOME TO BASEBALL.)) [RUNS:02]
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[2-HEADLINES]
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Russell Weston Junior has been charged with murder in Friday's fatal Capitol shooting.
The rampage killed two capitol police officers.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused Weston to go on the shooting rampage
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The President has been subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
He could testify as early as Tuesday.
The White House declined to comment on the subpoena saying that" Grand Jury proceedings are secret so that they protect the rights of the innocent."
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A woman was hit by a truck while crossing Williamson Road last night.
The accident happened around 9 P-M.
A witness says that the woman was crossing the street when a truck slammed into her.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are not releasing any information at this time.
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And that's what's making news on this Sunday July 26-th.



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Thursday, Dot Bolling added another golf title to the long list of tournaments she has won.
For this fierce competitor the top priority is growing the game of golf in Southwest Virginia.
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((Dot Bolling has won eight RVWGA titles including four straight.
This year she also won her thrid straight Hall of Fame title and The Lynwood Ladies Invitational.
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Dot says she's serious about golf, but she always remebers it's just a game.
She says she one of the keys to her success is that she never lets the mistakes control her game.
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And when her competitive days are over, Dot says she'll play a different role in the world of golf.
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The USGA Women's Senior Amateur is in Williamsburg in September.




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Start your workday right with Melanie, Kimeberly and Steve.
Here's a look at what's coming up this on News-7 Mornin.
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