[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


G-M workers could be back on the job as early as tonight after a crippling strike comes to an end.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Governor Gilmore opens the gate to a new maximum security prison in Southwest Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Some fog this morning, otherwise we're looking forward to lots of sunshine for the middle of the work week.
A look at our local forecast-- plus the latest on what's now Tropical Storm Alex.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[GM-STRIKE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=General Motors]


Workers at two Flint, Michigan plants will vote on the tentative agreement in the G-M strike this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


If it's ratified, some U-A-W workers will be back on the job later today. The settlement was reached yesterday. The U-A-W president thanked the 190-thousand workers idled by the strike as well as the community of Flint for its support during the 54 day walkout.
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[SOT]

[4:08:46-4:09:00]
[IN Q=I know]

(( STEPHEN YOKICH/UAW PRESIDENT: I KNOW IT'S BEEN A HARDSHIP IN OUR MEMBERSHIP AND ON THE COMMUNITY AS WELL THEY'RE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE UAW. ))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Yokich/UAW President; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=OF THE UAW. ]
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[VO-NAT]


In their deal G-M agreed not to sell two older plans in Flint and Dayton thru 19-99, while the Union gave in to a no strike clause for the next year.
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[clinton-lewinsky]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


Monica Lewinsky could testify before Ken Starr's grand jury as early as next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:02:13]
Not only will she tell all, she'll also turn over physical evidence of her alleged affair with President Clinton, evidence such as gifts.
In return Lewinsky will receive total immunity from prosecution.
Sources say Lewinksy is prepared to testify that she and the president discussed covering up their alleged sexual relationship.
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[Catawba-Land]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-59 TC 10:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Catawba residents are speaking out against a proposed land swap involving a portion of Jefferson National Forest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Catawba]


Residents say the deal would take away from the rural character of the their community.
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[SOT 15.19.49 - 15.20.06]
[IN Q=Our biggest concern]

((LARRY HUNT/CATAWBA RESIDENT: OUR BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT IT WOULD BE DEVELOPED. WE KNOW IT HAS TO BE ON THREE ACRE TRACKS BUT WE DO BELIEVE THAT HE SEEKS TO PUT HOMES ON IT AND WE UNDERSTAND TAHT THIS 170 ACRE TRACK COULD CONTAIN AS MANY AS 50 OR 100 HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hunt/Catawba Resident;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=or 100 homes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Local developers David and Tom Turner hope to exchange their land for this isolated piece of national forest land, shaded green on this map.
The Forest Service says now the isolated land is only open to a few people.
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[SOT 13.25.19 - 13.25.31]
[IN Q=It's really a]

((BOB BOARDWINE/FOREST SERVICE: IT'S REALLY A QUESTION OF ARE WE SPENDING TAX PAYER'S MONEY TO MAINTAIN A PIECE OF LAND THAT ONLY A FEW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Boardwine/Forest Service;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=have access to.]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents have been circulating a petition opposing the deal.
They've also scheduled a meeting for tomorrow night.
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[5-Stone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-34 5:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


20 minutes was all it took for a Danville jury to convict Laquan Stone of first degree murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Stone was found guilty of shooting Alvin Averette to death in April.
The victim was hiding in the shower of Stone's estranged wife when the four fatal shots were fired.
The defense argued for a manslaughter conviction-- saying Stone acted in a fit of jealousy.
The prosecution says it was a cold-blooded killing, and Stone's wife-- the only witness to the murder-- helped convince the jury of that.
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[SOT 20:56:26-39]
[IN Q=Ms. Stone came forward]

((JIM REYNOLDS/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: MS. STONE CAME FORWARD. SHE DID NOT HAVE TO TESTIFY UNDER VIRGINIA LAW. SHE CHOSE TO TESTIFY AND TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT SHE KNEW AND THE DEFENSE TRIED TO KEEP HER FROM TESTIFYING BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Reynolds/Assistant Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=truth to come out.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury recommended Stone spend 33-years in jail for his crimes.
He will be sentenced September 3rd.
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[E-Red-Onion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-43 1:32:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southwest Virginia will soon be home to some of the most hardened criminals in the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pound]


Governor Jim Gilmore opened the gates of the Red Onion State Prison.
It's the United States' newest state of the art, super maximum security prison.
This maximum security facility will house 12-hundred inmates.
The director has no question about the safety at Red Onion.
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[SOT16:18:42]
[IN Q=As far as I]

((AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED AND I HAVE TOLD EVERYBODY THIS IS THE MOST SECURE SUPERMAX FACILITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND IT WILL KEEP INMATES SAFE, IT WILL KEEP STAFF EXTREMLY SAFE AND THE PUBLIC CAN REST ASSURED THAT THEY WILL BE ALWAYS SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Red Onion Director;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=Be always safe.]
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[VO-NAT]


Red Onion is located on the border of Wise and Dickenson Counties.
The prison will employ approximatley 400 people, most from the local community.
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[capitol-police]


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


In the wake of the deadly shootings of two Capitol police officers, Congress is moving swiftly to consider an idea that would bolster security.
The Senate Rules Committee will take a fresh look today at a three-year-old plan to construct an underground Capitol visitor's center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


President Clinton and Congressional leaders honored officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson in a rare and somber ceremony yesterday in the capitol rotunda.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our words]

(( CLINTON:OUR WORDS ARE SUCH POOR REPLACEMENTS, SHOULD HAVE BEN THEIRS, BUT WE OFF THEM TO YOU FROM A GRATEFUL NATION. ))

[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=from a grateful nation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men will be buried at Arlington National cemetery.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the major league homerun derby continues with a bang in St. Louis and Chicago.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello everybody]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=a great day.]



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[Ceremony]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


When Florida needed help fighting wildfires, Roanoke County and seven of its firefighters answered the call.
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[SOT UB 15:16:06]
[IN Q=I'm just very proud of these folks]

((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: I'M JUST VERY PROUD OF THESE FOLKS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEIR FAMILIES GAVE THEM A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT AND WE'RE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=proud of them.]
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[VO-NAT firefighters & fire cover]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The four career firefighters and three volunteers headed south earlier this summer, as wild fires scorched thousands of acres in Florida.
Yesterday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors recognized the firefighters for those efforts.
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[SOT UB 15:22:10]
[IN Q=It was definitely]

((DARYELL SEXTON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CAPTAIN: IT WAS DEFINITELY A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR US, TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE DEAL WITH HERE, BECAUSE OF THE FLAT TERRAIN, THE TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES, THE HEAT INDEX AND WE HAD TO WORRY ABOUT DEHYDRATION AND THAT WAS A BIG FACTOR FOR US. SO THAT WAS MOST DEFINITELY AN EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Daryell Sexton/Roanoke Co. Fire Captain;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=definitely an experience.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The seven Roanoke County firefighters were dispatched to Bay County near Panama City, where they helped local crews fight a 600- acre blaze.

[E-Fire-trainer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-44]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Reg'l Airport]


Flames lit up the runway at Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday as fire officials took a torch to their new mobile aircraft fire trainer.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the steel plane]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Jim Nilo/Program Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Scott Bradford/Roanoke Firefighter;]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((The steel plane shell and nearby firepit shoot out jets of flaming propane gas in a spectacular display...
The program manager says it's a lot like a giant barbeque grill... with a difference, computers make it behave the way an airplane fire would.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The computer can sense]

((JIM NILO/PROGRAM MANAGER; THE COMPUTER CAN SENSE THE APPLICATION OF WATER OR THE AGENT, IT ALSO MONITERS THE TEMPERATURE CONSTANTLY, AND WHEN THE CORRECT PARAMETERS ARE MET, IT CAN EXTINGUISH THE FIRE, ACTUALLY THE FIREFIGHTERS DO THAT, OR IF THEY DO SOMETHING INCORRECTLY THE FIRE CAN GET LARGER.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=get larger]



The lessons learned here are important for firefighters, who need to know the difference between fighting a run-of-the-mill housefire, and a blazine airplane.

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[SOT 00:16:50]
[IN Q=it's a lot more]

((SCOTT BRADFORD/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; IT'S A LOT MORE CONFINING, THE FIRE GETS TO BE HOTTER BECAUSE THE FUEL'S INVOLVED, IT'S HARDER TO PUT OUT BECAUSE THE FUEL'S INVOLVED. THERE MAY B TIMES WHEN WE CAN'T GET TO THE FUEL SHUT-OFF... JUST DO WHAT WE CAN TO HOLD IT BACK UNTIL WE CAN GET THE VICTIM'S OUT.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=the victims out]



After this week the trainer will hit the road, traveling to airports across the Commonwealth.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))





[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In today's Health Check, a new call to action against AIDS in the black community.
Maggie Cooper has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=GM]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MAGGIE COOPER

((ON CAMERA))
GOOD MORNING.
THE NATION'S TOP PHYSICIAN IS CALLING FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST A DISEASE THAT CONTINUES TO PLAGUE THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.//
VT=VO

((vo?))
U.S. SURGEON GENERAL, DAVID SATCHER, IS URGING BLACK LEADERS TO EDUCATE THEIR COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF AIDS.
HIS MESSAGE COMES AT A TIME WHEN BLACKS ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN HALF OF ALL NEW H-I-V INFECTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY--
EVEN THOUGH THEY MAKE UP ONLY 13-PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.
THE SURGEON GENERAL SAYS HE AGREES WITH OTHER HEALTH EXPERTS.. THAT CONDOMS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE AIDS VIRUS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW JERSEY MAN WHO CRASHED HIS CAR SAYS VIAGRA MADE HIM DO IT.
JOSEPH MORAN IS SUING THE MAKERS OF THE MALE IMPOTENCY PILL FOR OVER 100-MILLION DOLLARS--
HE SAYS VIAGRA BLURRED HIS VISION WHILE DRIVING...CAUSING HIM TO SLAM INTO A TREE AND TWO PARKED CARS.
ABOUT 3-PRECENT OF VIAGRA USERS HAVE REPORTED SEEING A BLUISH TINGE AFTER TAKING THE DRUG.//
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((oc))
MEANTIME, A COLORADO WOMAN IS SUING HER FORMER EMPLOYER BECAUSE SHE'S FINALLY SEEN THE LIGHT!
FILM DEVELOPER, DOROTHY NEUBAUER, SAYS SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER AFTER WORKING IN A DARK ROOM FOR 25 YEARS.
PEOPLE WITH THIS CONDITION BECOME DEPRESSED WHEN THEY'RE NOT EXPOSED TO ENOUGH LIGHT.
NEUBAUER CLAIMS THE EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY VIOLATED HER RIGHTS BY REFUSING TO LET HER DO PART OF HER WORK IN A LIGHTED AREA.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[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]


Monica Lewinsky's lawyers say she'll answer all questions before a grand jury in exchange for immunity.
That means she won't face prosecution, even if she admits lying about an affair with President Clinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


They may start cranking up the machinery tonight at two General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan.
Workers are scheduled to vote today on ratifying an agreement to end the strikes which have virtually shut down G-M production in North America.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Congress is reconsidering the idea of building an underground visitor's center to bolster security at the Capitol.
The move comes in the wake of the deadly shootings of two police officers last week.
The officers were honored yesterday in a ceremony under the Capitol dome.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday July 29th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-GM-STRIKE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=General Motors]


Workers at two Michigan General Motors' plants could be back on the job by tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


They're expected to overwhelmingly approve an agreement today ending two strikes that idled nearly 200-thousand workers and cost G-M more than two billion dollars.
The settlement was reached yesterday.
In their deal G-M agreed not to sell two older plans in Flint and Dayton thru 19-99, while the Union gave in to a no strike clause for the next year.
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[2-clinton-lewinsky]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


The investigation into an alleged presidential affiar nears a pivotal point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:02:13]
Lawyers for Monica Lewinsky say she'll answer all questions before a grand jury in exchange for immunity.
Sources say Lewinksy is prepared to testify that she and the President discussed covering up their alleged sexual relationship.
The White House won't concede that her testimony will prove the President lied under oath.
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[SOT]

[4:02]
[IN Q=Her lawyer]

(( MIKE MCCURRY/WH WPOKESMAN: HER LAWYER SAID THAT SHE'S GOING TO GIVE COMPLETE AND TRUTHFUL TESTIMONY, AND IF SHE DOES, THAT SHOULD PRESENT NO PROBLEM TO THE PRESIDENT, OBVIOUSLY. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to the President, obviously.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both Lewinsky and Mr. clinton previously denied under oath ever having a sexual relationship with each other.
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[E-Land-Swap]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-59 8:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***Note Anchor TAG**]
A land swap proposal is drawing criticism in Catawba.
Residents there say the deal would compromise the character of their community.
Stacey Martin has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Larry Hunt moved]
[SUPER=03-Catawba; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hunt/Catawba Resident; :19]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Bono/Catawba Resident; :28]
[SUPER=04-Forest Service Video; :31]
[SUPER=01-Bob Boardwine/Forest Service; :55]
[SUPER=@stacey1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

(( Larry Hunt moved here 21 years ago to be closer to nature and parts of nearby Jefferson National Forest.
But, his peaceful surroundings and those of his neighbors, may soon change if a proposed land swap involving nearby Jefferson National Forest goes through.
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[SOT 15.19.26 - 15.19.37]
[IN Q=All of us]

((LARRY HUNT/CATAWBA RESIDENT: ALL OF US, THE RESIDENTS OF CATAWBA ARE UNITED IN THIS AND WE ARE ADAMANT IN OUR BELIEF THAT THE NATIONAL FOREST LAND SHOULD REMAIN NATIONAL FOREST LAND.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=national forest land.]
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[SOT 18.10.33 - 18.10.40]
[IN Q=I think when]

((DEBBIE BONO/CATAWBA RESIDENTS: I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY AS THIS; THERE ARE SOME PARTS OF AMERICA THAT SHOULD BE PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THEM.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=one of them.]


The Forest Service wants to exchange an isolated portion of its land--colored green on this map--for a few acres closer in, owned by local developer David Turner.
The service says that would give the public more access to the national forest.
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[SOT 13.24.45 - 13.24.57]
[IN Q=The land that's]

((BOB BOARDWINE/NATIONAL FOREST: THE LAND THAT'S IN QUESTION HERE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRADING TO MR. TURNER IS PUBLIC LAND BUT IN EFFECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=access to it.]


Boardwine also says the exchange would help enclose a popular local trail that overuns its borders.
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[SOT 14.37.48 - 14.37.59]
[IN Q=This is the]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THIS IS THE NORTH MOUNTAIN TRACK. THIS PORTION OF IT IS LOCATED ON LAND BELONGING TO THE NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE, BUT A FEW MILES FURTHERS AHEAD IT CROSSES OVER INTO LAND THAT'S PRIVATELY OWNED.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=that's privately owned.]


However, tracking a trail, residents say, should be second to maintaining the rural character of the community.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=NOne]


Residents plan to meet about the issue tomorrow night.

[E-Stone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-51 44:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville jury says Laquan Stone is guilty of murder in the first degree.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Stone admits he shot Alvin Averette in April.
Defense lawyers argued Stone lost control when he found the victim hiding in his estraged wife's shower.
The jury did NOT return the manslaughter conviction Stone was hoping for.
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[SOT 20:40:30-:40]
[IN Q=He's been pretty stoic]

((RONALD WILLIAMS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE'S BEEN PRETTY STOIC ABOUT THE THING. HE KNEW HE DID WRONG AND TO BE PUNISHED. HE'S MADE HIS PEACE. SO I THINK HE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronald Williams/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=he'll be alright.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury recommended a 33-year prison sentence for Stone-- but the victim's mother says that's not enough.
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[SOT 20:43:04-:09]
[IN Q=33- years. That's all.]

((GLORIA AVERETTE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: 33- YEARS. THAT'S ALL. MY SON'S GONE FOREVER. (CRY) ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=son's gone forever. (cry)]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Stone's sentencing is set for September third.



[E-L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-55 21:49]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Two weeks after a Massachussetts man was found dead in a burning car, Lynchburg police say a man IS in custody and more arrests may follow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 12]


21-year old Peter Spyropoulos (speer-OP-oh-lis) was found shot to death in a burning car July 12th.
Last weekend police in Cambridge, Massachusetts arrested 18-year old Darnell Willis Venable and charged him with conspiracy to purchase firearms.
Authorities say the arrest is connected with Spyropoulos' murder, but they won't say how.
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[2-E-Red-Onion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-43 1:32:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some of Virginia's most hardened prisoners will soon call Southwest Virginia home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pound]


Governor Jim Gilmore opened the gates of the Red Onion State Prison.
It's the United States' newest state of the art, super maximum security prison.
This maximum security facility will house 12-hundred inmates.
The director has no question about the safety at Red Onion.
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[SOT16:18:42]
[IN Q=As far as I]

((AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED AND I HAVE TOLD EVERYBODY THIS IS THE MOST SECURE SUPERMAX FACILITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND IT WILL KEEP INMATES SAFE, IT WILL KEEP STAFF EXTREMLY SAFE AND THE PUBLIC CAN REST ASSURED THAT THEY WILL BE ALWAYS SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Red Onion Director;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=Be always safe.]
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[VO-NAT]


Red Onion is located on the border of Wise and Dickenson Counties.
The prison will employ approximatley 400 people, most from the local community.
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[Mental-Health]


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


The directors of Virginia's mental health institutions will be held accountable for providing quality care.
That's what Mental Health Commissioner Richard Kellogg wanted to make clear in a meeting with the directors yesterday.
The meeting comes as Governor Jim Gilmore attempts to end decades of neglect in the state's mental health care facilities.
Last week Gilmore finally made public a scathing report on the state's institutions.


[2-capitol-police]


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


The Senate Rules Committee will take a fresh look today at a three-year-old plan to construct an underground Capitol visitor's center.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


The action follows Friday's shooting at the Capitol by an armed intruder that left two officers dead.
Yesterday, President Clinton and Congressional leaders honored officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson in a rare and somber ceremony in the capitol rotunda.
Both men will be buried at Arlington National cemetery.
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[out= back to you.]




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[Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Doug Wilder]


Four days before he was to begin his new job as President of Virginia Union University, Doug Wilder says he doesn't want the job.
The announcement follows recent criticism over Wilder's demand for the resignations of 12 top University administrators.
Some members of the school's governing board said Wilder was moving too fast.
There is no word yet on when the job will be filled.


[E-County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-50 46:23]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.]


The Roanoke County Supervisors want construction plans to move swiftly,-- so they say they'll have information by the end of the week that SHOULD help the county decide whether to build one large south county high school or operate two smaller ones.
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[VO-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A meeting between school system staff members and the county's financial experts hasn't happened in the last two weeks as expected.
So county officials are now moving forward on their own.
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[SOT UB 16:18:41]
[IN Q=Constitutionally]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: CONSTITUTIONALLY, IT'S A SCHOOL BOARD ISSUE. THEY WILL DECIDE IT. DO YOU NEED ANY INFORMATION? LET US PROVIDE IT. SO WE'RE GETTING THAT OBSTACLE OUT OF THE WAY.))
[SUPER=@Johnson;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=out of the way.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Current plans call for the renovation of Cave Spring High School and construction of a new school on another site.

But a group of south county residents is now pushing for a single new high school.

[E-Timber-sales]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-41 1:46:41]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An environmental group hoping to stop timber sales argued its case before a federal judge yesterday.
The reasons for timber sales by the U-S Forest Service include:-- money, forest management and improving wildlife habitat.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are some]

(())
[SUPER=01-Pat Egan/Forest Service Ranger]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=young stands. (double out)]
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[v/o-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./July 1997;]


Around this time last year members of an environmental group physically blocked logging equipment in the Jefferson National Forest.
Work on two of the three areas was suspended.
Now, opponents say the government has failed to take into account the "cumulative impact" of THREE timber sales in the same area.
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[SOT 14:25]
[IN Q=But the Blue Ridge]
[SUPER=01-Ray Vaughan/"Wildlaw" Attorney]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=more cuts.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The judge put off making a ruling.

[E-Disabled-Swimmer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-53 29:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Despite having a rare, disabling disease, a Radford teenager is a stroke away from fulfilling her dreams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


14-year old Lucy Gilmore was born with "McCune Albright Syndrome".
Over the years, she's undergone five surgeries to her right femur as well as other operations.
But she hasn't let her condition stop her love of swimming.
She was recently selected to compete in a world championship for athletes with physical limitations.
Her parents are trying to raise money for the trip to New Zealand.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We will]

((SWEETSIE GILMORE/LUCY'S MOTHER: WE WILL BE DOING A LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN TO THE BUSINESSES IN RADFORD AND HOPEFULLY A SWIMATHON IN THE FALL WITH OUR LOCAL SWIMATHON AND THAT'S ALL THAT'S IN THE WORKS RIGHT NOW BUT I'M HOPING SOMETHING ELSE WILL COME THROUGH. ))
[SUPER=01-Sweetsie Gilmore/Lucy's Mother; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=come through.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lucy was selected for the world meet after winning one silver and four bronze medals at a competition last month in Minneapolis.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the N-F-L's top draft pick is expected to finally report to training camp today.
Steve Mason has the story.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=a great Wednesday.]



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

[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]


Catawba residents say a land swap in the making would detract from their community's rural character.
Local developers want to exchange their land for an isolated piece of Jefferson National Forest.
Residents are currently circulating a petition AGAINST the deal, but the U-S Forest Service says as it stands, taxes are paying for land that few people have access to.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Danville jurors took just 20 minutes to find Laquan Stone guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of Alvin Averette... a friend of Stone's estranged wife.
The defense HAD hoped for a reduced charge of manslaughter.
Sentencing is set for September... Yesterday the jury recommended 33 years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Governor Jim Gilmore opened the gates of the Red Onion State Prison yesterday.
The maximum security facility in Pound will house 12-hundred of Virginia's most hardened felons.
More than 400 people in the Southwest Virginia area will be employed AT the prison.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

(ad lib bye)