[Capitol-Live]

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President Clinton will join lawmakers under at the Capitol today to honor the two officers killed last week defending the building.
Lee Cowan joins us from Washington.
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[LEWINSKY-TALKS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton was subpoenaed to appear before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM;]

[4:26:38]
But that deadline has been relaxed as lawyers and proscutors try to work out a compromise to avoide having him appear in federal court.
One possible scenario is to have the president interviewed under oath at the White House. [4:17:25]
In a setback for the White House, a federal appeals court is ordering Presidential confidante Bruce Lindsey to submit to grand jury questioning.
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:07:58]
Monica Lewinsky COULD appear before Ken Starr's grand jury very soon.
After 6 months, the former White House intern finally broke her silence yesterday.
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[DEVELOPMENT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-O]
[GRAPHIC=Construction]


Development plans for Roanoke County continue to be met with criticism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Residents were able to view maps and aerials of the plans last night and talk to county officials.
The zoning request includes 20 acres at the corner of 4-19 and Brambleton Avenue as a General Commercial District.


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[SOT]

[19:40:51]
[IN Q=]

((LILA RICHE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT:I STAYED IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY BECAUSE I LIKE THE COUNTY, BUT I'M CERTAINLY NOT OPPOSED TO PROGRESS. I THINK IF IT'S DONE IN A TASTEFUL WAY, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO US. ))
[SUPER=01-Lila Richey/Roanoke Co. Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=a great benefit to us.]
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[VO-NAT]


But there was opposition from residents who fear the effect on their neighborhood and existing businesses.
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[SOT]

[19:38:03]
[IN Q=]

((DOUG BASHAM/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I LIVE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE OF ITS RURAL FLAVOR. IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL THIS IS GOING TO BECOME NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AND IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL WE'RE GOING TO PAVE OVER EVERY SQUARE INCHE OF ROANOKE COUTN AND MAKE IT ONE HUGE PARKING LOT. ))
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=huge parking lot.]
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[VO-NAT]


The county planning commission will take up the issue and a public hearing will be held on Tuesday August 4th.
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[E-Bedford-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[TAPE#98-50 44:28]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Bedford County residents are making it clear -- they DON'T want Interstate 73 running through their backyards if the proposed highway becomes reality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night]


More than one hundred concerned citizens packed last night's Bedford supervisors meeting.
One possible route for the multi-billion dollar highway would carry it through a portion of Bedford County.
15-hundred residents there signed a petition against that proposal.
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[SOT 20:00:00//20:11:41]
[IN Q=I'm not naive]

((DENISE GABRIEL/OPPONENT: I'M NOT NAIVE IN THIS, I DO UNDERSTAND HOW THE THING WORKS. IN A NUTSHELL, VIRGINIA GRABBED A HUGE SHARE OF THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION BILL EVER PASSED AND IF THEY DON'T SPEND IT THEY DON'T GET IT AGAIN. BUT TO HAPHAZARDLY GO TEARING THROUGH THE COUNTRY, LAYING DOWN ASPHALT ISN'T THE ANSWER. THAT'S MERELY SQUANDERING AND THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE.)) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THIS TYPE OF ROAD, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THE SMART HIGHWAY. I AM OPPOSED THAT WE'VE GOT ROADS OUT HERE IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAVE BASICALLY BEEN LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :18]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q= a hundred years.]
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[VO-NAT]


The supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution opposing any route that would carry I-73 through Bedford County.


Action on the county's new zoning ordinance was postponed.
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[5-Stone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Jurors today begin deciding the fate of a Danville man accused of killing his estranged wife's friend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


(La-Kwan) Laquan Stone is charged with first degree murder for the April shooting death of Alvin Averette.
The prosecution argues Stone premeditated the shooting when he came into his wife's apartment with a semi-automatic pistol.
Stone admits he shot and killed Averette, but his lawyers claim Stone acted in a fit of jealousy.
The defense says Stone is guilty of manslaughter and no more.
Closing arguments take place this morning.
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[E-Augusta-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
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An Augusta County murder suspect is in custody this morning thanks to Botetourt County sheriff's deputies.
29-year old Guy Jackson Price was wanted for a 1992 shooting in Augusta County.
He's charged with first-degree murder of Sammy Edward Willard.
Price was apparently living with his parents in Daleville when deputies tracked him down.

[GTE-BELL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic]


Sources say Bell Atlantic and GTE have agreed to merge in a deal worth a reported 55 billion dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:11:30]
The deal will be announced this morning.
G-T-E's dominance in local and long-distance services and Bell Atlantic's virtual monopoly in the Northeast region could create a company that dominates both local and long- distance markets.
The deal would be one of the biggest corporate mergers of all time in the United States.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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Rod Laver is in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke.
The 59-year-old Australian is the only tennis player to win two Grand Slams, and has recently been a sports commentator.
Steve Mason has more news now from the world of sports.
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[E-Forensic-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-30 30:34]
[GRAPHIC=State Seal]


Virginia can now lay claim to the second largest D-N-A databank in the world.
For years, the Commonwealth led the nation in collecting D-N-A from criminals -- but a backlog made it virtually useless until now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


State lawmakers yesterday toured the new Forensic Sciences lab in Richmond.
The state has started using the most advanced D-N-A science available this month-- accurate to a one in 400 quadrillion chance.
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[SOT 01:42:44 tape two]
[IN Q=In the U.S.]

((PAUL FERRARA/FORENSIC SCIENCES DIV. DIRECTOR: IN THE U.S., WE'RE THE FIRST STATE LABORATORY IN THE COUNTRY TO START USING THAT PARTICULAR DNA TECHNOLOGY, AND WE'VE ALREADY MADE TWO INTERSTATE HITS.))
[SOT 01:09:01]

((LITERALLY THE TECHNOLOGY IS NOW SUCH THAT YOU AND I COULD SHAKE HANDS, AND HOLD HANDS FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS, AND AFTERWARDS SWAB OUR HANDS AND I COULD DETECT YOUR DNA ON MY HAND AND VICE VERSA.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Ferrara/Forensic Science Div. Director;]
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[OUT Q=vice versa.]
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[VO-NAT]


The lab also has state of the art firearms testing facilities and experts.
It houses a world class document restoration laboratory.
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[E-Indoor-Plumbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-45 1:05:34]
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52-thousand dollars in state grants may help bring indoor plumbing to Franklin County residents who have been doing without.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Shirley Thompson's shower does not work.
Water leaks through the floors to the basement -- the house is full of methane gas.
And Thompson does NOT have the money to fix her hot water heater.
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[SOT 11:29:13]
[IN Q=I'm living]

((SHIRLEY THOMPSON/PROGRAM APPLICANT: I'M LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME NOW AND STILL PAYING ON MY LAND, MY HOUSE, AND IT JUST TAKES IT ALL. GOTTA EAT.))
[SUPER=01-Shirley Thompson/Program Applicant;]
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[OUT Q=gotta eat]
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[VO-NAT]


Thompson and ten other families are asking for help.
Applicants must fall below the low to medium income bracket, and own a house with a plumbing problem.
The county says it will begin repairs this fall.
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[Health-Check]

[E-Nursing-Home]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-41; TC 1:43:07]
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In today's Health Check, a grass roots effort is underway in Virginia to mobilize the public on financing long term health care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Statistics show nearly half of all Americans need long term health care, yet only one percent have bought any long term care insurance. That leaves Medicaid --a government handout program -- to take care of the other 99-percent. The Virginia Health Care Association is trying to prepare baby boomers for the coming onslaught of health care costs.

V-H-C-A President Stephen Morrisette says there's a big gap between what baby boomers are used to and standards of nursing home care.
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[SOT tc 1:22]
[IN Q=My parents]

((STEPHEN MORRISETTE/VA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION: MY PARENTS WHO CAME THROUGH HE DEPRESSION AND W.W.II, THEY TOLERATED TOUGHER TIMES THAN I THINK MY GENERATION WOULD AT THIS POINT.))
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[OUT Q=at this point]
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[VO-NAT]

Morrissette says Medicaid doesn't even pay for a semi-private room in a nursing home.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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

The Whitewater grand jury reconvenes this morning amid indications it could soon be hearing from Monica Lewinsky.
Legal sources say the former White House intern yesterday told prosecutors she DID indeed have sex with President Clinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Congress will pause today to honor Capitol Police Officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson.
The officers were killed Friday at the capitol by an armed intruder.
They will be honored by having their coffins lie in the Capitol Rotunda.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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And some Roanoke County residents voice opposition to development in the county.
They met with county superviors about plans to rezone 20 acres at the corner of 4-19 and Brambleton Avenue for commercial use.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday July 28th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Capitol-Live]


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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none]
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Congress is preparing to honor the two police officers gunned down inside the capitol last Friday by an armed intruder.
Their coffins will lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda today.
After a public viewing, a memorial service will be held attende by President Clinton.
Lee Cowan is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Dick Gephardt/House Democratic Leader;]
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((
CAPITOL HILL HAD HISTORY FORCED UPON IT ON FRIDAY.. TODAY ITS TAKING HISTORY INTO ITS OWN HANDS..
LAYING TO REST TWO SLAIN OFFICERS AND GIVING THEM ONE FINAL GLIMPSE OF THE BUILDING THEY DIED TO PROTECT.
((TRACK 2)) 19:45:32

THIS AFTERNOON.. UNDER THE ROTUNDA WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BODY RESTED BEFORE HIS BURIAL... OFFICER JACOB CHESTNUT AND OFFICER JOHN GIBSON WILL BE REMEMBERED AS HEROES.
THEIR FAMILIES ALREADY KNEW THAT-- BUT OFFICER GIBSON'S CAME TO SEE IT.
((TRACK 3)) 19:45:48

IN RESOLUTIONS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR YESTERDAY, CONGRESSMEN REMEMBERED BOTH OFFICERS..
NOT ONLY AS TWO MEN BOUND BY DUTY, BUT AS FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES TO EVERYONE ON THE HILL.

VT=SOT

((TRACK 4)) 19:46:38

VT=SOT Newt Gingrich/House Speaker



ACROSS TOWN, THE SUSPECT, RUSSELL WESTON REMAINS HOSPITALIZED..IN WHAT DOCTORS DESCRIBED AS A CONFUSED STATE.
BUT THE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST HIM WENT ON ANYWAY..WITH HIS COURT-APPOINTED LAWYER THERE ON HIS BEHALF.
19:46:50 LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, CAPITOL HILL))


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[2-lewinsky-talks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mel]
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The Whitewater grand jury reconvenes in a few hours, amid signs that it could soon be hearing from Monica Lewinsky.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:07:58]
After 6 months, the former White House intern finally broke her silence yesterday.
Legal sources say Lewinsky has now told prosecutors she and President Clinton did have sex, a possible step toward an immunity deal.
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM;]


President Clinton was subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury today.
But that deadline has been relaxed as lawyers and prosecutors try to work out a compromise to avoid having him appear in federal court.
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[E-Springwood-Development]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-40 2:00:56]
[GRAPHIC=Construction]


Roanoke COunty residents spoke their piece last night about plans for a controversial development.
And as Joe Dashiell reports, they came to the table with plenty of questions.
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[IN Q=County residents]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Connie Sanders/Roanoke Co. Resident; :10]
[SUPER=01-Lila Richey/Roanoke Co. Resident; :25]
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[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :57]
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((County Residents came in search of more specifics, but the maps, aerials and explanations left many with unanswered questions.
[SOT Connie Sanders 19:29:10]
[IN Q=You just feel]

((CONNIE SANDERS: YOU JUST FEEL LIKE YOU'RE HERE AND YOU'RE NOT BEING TOLD AN AWFUL LOT. AND YOU'RE GOING TO GO AWAY NOT HAVING MUCH MORE THAN YOU DID WHEN YOU CAME IN.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=going to be zoning.]


The request to rezone 20 acres at the corner of 419 and Brambleton Avenue as a General Commercial District did elicit some support....
[SOT 19:40:58 LILA RICHEY]
[IN Q=I think if it's done in a tasteful way]

((LILA RICHEY: I THINK THAT IF IT'S DONE IN A TASTEFUL WAY, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO US.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=great benefit to us.]


But more opposition from residents who fear the effect on their neighborhood and existing businesses.
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[IN Q=I live in Roanoke]

((DOUG BASHAM: I LIVE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE OF ITS RURAL FLAVOR. IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL THIS IS GOING TO BECOME NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=live in northern Virginia.]


County administrator Elmer Hodge says the county is genuinely interested in residents concerns and suggestions. He promises more information before the supervisors vote.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Before the board will approve this]

((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: BEFORE THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THIS, THE COMPANY WILL HAVE TO BE KNOWN. WE'LL HAVE TO KNOW WHETHER WE CAN DEAL WITH THE TRAFFIC ISSUES THAT ARE HERE. WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW WHAT IMPACT IT'S GOING TO HAVE ON THE PEOPLE AND HOW WE CAN PREVENT THAT.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=we can prevent that.]


The next stop is the County Planning Commission, and a public hearing on Tuesday August 4th.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))[2-E-Bedford-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 44:28]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Bedford County residents were also speaking their minds last night -- making sure officials know they DON'T want the proposed Interstate 73 in THEIR backyards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night]


More than one hundred concerned citizens packed last night's Bedford supervisors meeting.
One possible route for the multi-billion dollar highway would carry it through a portion of Bedford County.
15-hundred residents there signed a petition against that proposal.
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[IN Q=I'm not naive]

((DENISE GABRIEL/OPPONENT: I'M NOT NAIVE IN THIS, I DO UNDERSTAND HOW THE THING WORKS. IN A NUTSHELL, VIRGINIA GRABBED A HUGE SHARE OF THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION BILL EVER PASSED AND IF THEY DON'T SPEND IT THEY DON'T GET IT AGAIN. BUT TO HAPHAZARDLY GO TEARING THROUGH THE COUNTRY, LAYING DOWN ASPHALT ISN'T THE ANSWER. THAT'S MERELY SQUANDERING AND THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE.)) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THIS TYPE OF ROAD, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THE SMART HIGHWAY. I AM OPPOSED THAT WE'VE GOT ROADS OUT HERE IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAVE BASICALLY BEEN LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :18]
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[OUT Q= a hundred years.]
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[VO-NAT]


The supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution opposing any route that would carry I-73 through Bedford County.


Action on the county's new zoning ordinance was postponed.
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[E-Car-Tax]


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"No car tax" was supposed to cost cities and counties nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, House Appropriations Committee members heard differently.
The state Compensation Board has sent a letter to localities,
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

promising to repay them only half of the ADMINISTRATIVE costs of calculating and issuing the tax refund checks.
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[SOT 27:29]
[IN Q=As I recall]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: AS I RECALL, THE FIVE MILLION DOLLARS SET ASIDE TO IMPLEMENT THE REPEAL OF THE CAR TAX WAS TO PREVENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM HAVING TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR IMPLEMENTING IT. BUT WITH THE COMP BOARD ISSUING THAT MEMO SAYING YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR HALF OF IT, IT DOESN'T SEEM TO SQUARE WITH WHAT WE'D BEEN TOLD EARLIER.))
[SOT tape one 29:49]

((ELEVEN YEARS, I'VE LEARNED NOT TO GET ANGRY AND I RARELY GET SURPRISED.))
[SUPER=@Clement; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Glenn Croshaw/(D) Virginia Beach; :23]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=get surprised.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore's spokeswoman says the true costs of refunding the tax are NOT even known yet-- because each locality's doing it its own way.
She says the Governor is committed to finding more money if needed.
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[E-Stone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-57 41:41]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville man accused in the murder of his estranged wife's friend could learn his verdict today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The trial of (La-Kwan) Laquan Stone resumes this morning with closing arguments.
He is charged with first degree murder for allegedly shooting Alvin Averette to death in April.
Defense lawyers say Stone is only guilty of manslaughter because he acted in a fit of jealousy without premeditation.
Stone's wife testified about the moments leading up to the fatal shooting-- when Stone found Averette hiding in the shower.
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[SOT 21:52:14-:35]
[IN Q=All I heard was the]

((TOMISHA STONE/ACCUSED'S WIFE: ALL I HEARD WAS THE SHOWER CURTAIN PULL BACK AND I HEARD IT PULL BACK. THAT'S WHEN I HEARD ALVIN SAY "MAN IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. SHE'S MY COUSIN." THAT'S WHEN I WENT INTO THE BATHROOM WITH MY LITTLE BOY AND I STOOD AT THE DOOR AND I SAID "IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. HE'S MY COUSIN. HE'S MY COUSIN."))
[SUPER=01-Tomisha Stone/Accused's Wife;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=he's my cousin.]
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[VO-NAT]


Averette was shot four times in the head.
Jurors saw graphic videotape of the crime scene and the victim's body slumped over in the bathtub.
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[GM]


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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-S]
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Amid signs that a deal could be near, talks aimed at ending two crippling G-M strikes resume later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


The high-level talks, which began yesterday morning and ended at 2 a-m today, are aimed at ending strikes at two G-M parts plants in Flint.
Those strikes have caused parts shortages that have brought G-M's North American production to a standstill.
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[Birthdays]
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[E-Car-Inferno]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-53 26:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A traffic back-up on Interstate 81 yesterday as fire consumed a van.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The blaze occurred around five yesterday evening along the southbound lanes.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
No one was injured, but traffic was backed up for several miles until rescue workers arrived and put out the flames.

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[E-Rockbridge-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A war veteran and Rockbridge County resident says more needs to be done to honor war vetnerans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Maynard Reynolds is a member of the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors and a veteran of the Korean War.
He recently introduced a proposal to build a monument to war veterans in Rockbridge County.
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[IN Q=I think this]

((MAYNARD REYNOLDS: I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT UNDERTAKING FOR ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY AND THE TWO CITIES. AND WE GOT TWO TOWNS AND WE DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THEM OUT AND WE HOPE THAT NO STONE WILL GO UNTURNED AND THAT EVERYONE WILL BE RECOGNIZED ONCE WE GET THIS DONE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Right now, these plaques in front of the Old Courthouse in Lexington are one of only a few public memorials honoring local veterans.
Supervisors are in the process of forming a committee to look into the possible location, style and cost of building a new monument.
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[E-Harlem-Arts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-43 1:31:18]
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Some talented young New York performers are checking out campus life at Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Twenty-two students from the Harlem School of the arts arrived in arrived in Blacksburg about a week ago.
The idea is to encourage the students to attend the college of their choice by showing them what life on a college campus is all about.
It's also a way for the students to work on their craft-- whether it be music or acting.
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[3:42:13] [3:58:14]
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((WEMA HARRIS/PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT:I LOVE PERFORMING BECAUSE I BECOME SOMEONE ELSE AND THAT FEELS LIKE ME AT THAT TIME, EVERYTHING THAT I DO, I PUT MYSELF INTO IT, AND WHEN I PUT MYSELF WHOLLY INTO IT, I BECOME THAT CHARACTER. BERNARD PHILLIPS/HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DIR.:THERE ARE ABOUT, I THIN, LAST COUNT 3-THOUSAND STUDENTS WHICH ARE INVOLVED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH THE SCHOOL AND THE STUDENTS WE HAVE IN BLACKSBURG ARE WHAT WE CALLED OUR CREM-DE-LA-CREM, THESE ARE OUT SPECIAL TALENTS. ))
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[SUPER=01-Bernard Phillips/Harlem School of the Arts Dir.; :15]
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[OUT Q=special talents.]
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[VO-NAT ]


The teens will stay in Blacksburg through the end of the week.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the Washington Redskins look toward two seasoned quarterbacks for leadership.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[IN Q=Good Morning]
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[OUT Q=great Tuesday.]



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


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


Roanoke COunty residents had plenty of questions AND criticism last night concerning a possible development at the corner of 419 and Brambleton Avenue.
But plans for a General Commercial District also brought some supporters to last night's meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Bedford County supervisors heard from residents last night who want to make it clear -- they DON'T want Interstate 73 running through their backyards.
More than a hundred people turned out at a meeting last night to tell supervisors just that.
One possible route for the planned highway would carry it through a portion of Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


(La-Kwan) Laquan Stone could learn his fate today.
The Danville man is charged with murdering an acquaintance of his estranged wife in April.
Closing arguments take place this morning.
Stone's estranged wife testified yesterday about the moments before Alvin Averette was shot 4 times in the head.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]