[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


A Danville man learns his sentence for robbing and killing a North Carolina woman.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And President Clinton focuses on environment in a visit to the Carolinas.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Well, there's some moisture in OUR environment, as scattered showers fall across the region this morning.
The possibility for rain will last through the morning hours-- then dry weather arrives again for the weekend.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[clinton-lewinsky]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


The F-B-I crime lab is testing a dress Monica Lewinsky says contains evidence that proves she had a sexual relationship with President Clinton.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The President denies they had an affair and White House officials say they are not aware of any request for him to provide a D-N-A sample.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CLINTON JANUARY 26 1998: "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky and I never told anyone to lie ." ))
[SUPER=04-January 26. 1998;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=anyone to lie.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Mr. Clinton will get to repeat that to Kenneth Starr and answer other tough questions in three weeks when he testifies on videotape at the White House.
[SUPER=03-Ashe Co., NC;]


Meantime, the President was focused on the environment as he visited North Carolina yesterday.
He declared the New River one of the country's "Heritage Rivers."
The designation certifies the River for preservation and revitalization.
(----------------)


[capitol-police]


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


Capitol Police officer Jacob Chestnut will be buried today -- a week after a gunman burst into the Capitol, killing him and Detective John Gibson.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]


Gibson was laid to rest yesterday in Arlington National cemetary.
Thousands of mourners lined the funeral route.
Chestnut will also be buried in Arlington.
Meantime, the suspect in the shooting, Russell Weston remains hospitalized.
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[E-L'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-42 1:31:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Lynchburg apartment fire forced more than a dozen people out of their homes last night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Flames and smoke poured from the front of 17-09 Grace Street when firefighters responded around 8:30.
A resident of the building smelled smoke and went outside to investigate when he spotted the fire and called 9-1-1.


The blaze gutted a first floor apartment.. the occupants were NOT home at the time.
Firefighters escorted several other people to safety.. no one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
(----------------)



[Apartment-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NET-U; FROM 98-48]
[GRAPHIC=fire investigation]


Fire investigators still want to know what has sparked two blazes in one week at Salem's Willow River Apartment complex.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Fire broke out in a second floor unit at the Lancing Drive complex yesterday morning.
The tenants were NOT home at the time.
But the assistant fire chief was already
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tuesday;]

across the parking lot, investigating an apartment fire that happened TUESDAY.
At this point, fire officials do NOT believe there's a connection between the two fires.
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[E-Leftwich]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=abr]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:13:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Life in prison is the sentence for a Danville man who admitted robbing and killing a North Carolina woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/March 18;]


Joe Adrian Leftwich learned his fate in Danville Circuit court yesterday.
He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for capital murder and robbery plus three years for a firearms charge.
Leftwich admitted to shooting Teresa Anderson Hayes in the head in December of 1997.
(------------)


[E-Stone-Quarry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents of Eagle Rock are welcoming plans for a rock quarry in their community.
Tina Tenret has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This quiet farm]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donnie Walker/Manager; :27]
[SUPER=01-Nadine Rankin/Eagle Rock Resident; :50]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=News7 Botetourt County]

(( This quiet farm will soon be wiped out with the buzz of drills.
A limestone quarry will cut into 185 acres off Route 220 in Botetourt County.
Blue Ridge Stone Corporation is digging a quarry much like the one in Blue Ridge -- where limestone is mined, drilled, crushed and sold to builders.
It is expected to create about 25 jobs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:07:56]
[IN Q=The average]

((DONNIE WALKER/MANAGER: THE AVERAGE PAY SCALE WILL BE ABOUT TEN DOLLARS STARTING. THERE'LL BE TRUCK DRIVERS, LOAD OPERATORS, OFFICE MANAGERS, SCALE OPERATORS, MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES TO TAKE CARE OF THE OPERATION.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=of the operation]


Down the road, Eagle Rock residents are rolling out the red carpet.
They say the quarry will bring industry to their tiny town.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:13:58]
[IN Q=The quarry]

((THE QUARRY ITSELF IS GOING TO CAUSE MORE PEOPLE TO COME INTO THE AREA BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO SEE HOW DELIGHTFUL THE AREA REALLY IS AND HOW BEAUTIFUL IT REALLY IS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=really is]


Blue Ridge Stone plans to widen 220 so the quarry's trucks do not block traffic.
And about half the land will be planted with trees and bushes to filter the noise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:05:58]
[IN Q=company officials]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: COMPANY OFFICIALS SAY THEY CANNOT OPEN THE QUARRY UNTIL THEY GET STATE PERMITS FOR MINING AND AIR QUALITY. THEY HOPE TO HAVE THOSE IN HAND BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BOTETOURT COUNTY.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County]))











[Buffalo-bill]


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


A pioneer of children's television, Buffalo Bob Smith, died yesterday of cancer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Buffalo Bob shared the spotlight with freckle-faced marionette Howdy Doody in a children's show that ran for more than 25-hundred shows from 1947 to 1960.
Smith got his nickname in his hometown, Buffalo, New York, where he began his career in radio.
Buffalo Bob Smith was 80 years old.
(----------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, defending champ Ricky Rudd fails to qualify for this weekend's Brickyard 400.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello everyone]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=great weekend.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Joy Hawkins/Loise Seger; :26]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :36]
[SUPER=13-Becky Barta/Patsy Cline; 2:02]
[RUNS=2:51]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Hotel-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-51 48:44]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A lawsuit filed by the Hotel Roanoke is growing: the defendant is no longer just a local contractor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


In January, the hotel sued J-M Turner for eight million dollars.
The suit blamed Turner for buckling walls inside the hotel's conference center.
Yesterday, that suit added two more defendants:
Faison and Associates, which oversaw construction at the conference center...
And an unnamed architect in Charlotte.
(------------)



[E-Utility-Dereg]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia lawmakers are on a five year schedule to deregulate the electricity industry.
The goal is cheaper rates and cleaner power.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But some watchdog groups are warning state lawmakers: it could be a disaster.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:05:58]
[IN Q=If legislators]

((JEAN ANN FOX/VIRGINIA CITIZENS CONSUMER COUNCIL: IF LEGISLATORS DON'T GET IT RIGHT, THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY WILL GO UP, THE QUALITY OF SERVICE WILL DECLINE, SOME RURAL COMMUNITIES MAY BE LEFT IN THE DARK.))
[SOT 01:27:32]

((DAVID RUBINSTEIN/VIRGINIA POVERTY LAW CENTER: IT WAS IMPORTANT, GIVEN THE NUMBER OF LOBBYISTS REPRESENTING THE INDUSTRY, THAT PARTICIPATE IN THESE PROCEEDINGS, TO GET INFORMATION OUT TO CONSUMERS SO THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT LEAST IN SOME FASHION.))
[sot 01:23:25]

((TRIP POLLARD/SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CTR.: THE STAKES ARE TREMENDOUS. ELECTRIC UTILITIES ARE THE LARGEST SOURCE OF AIR POLLUTION IN THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Citizens Consumer Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Rubinstein/Va. Poverty Law Ctr.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Trip Pollard/Southern Environmental Law Ctr.; :23]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=in the country.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A coalition of public interest groups has set up a website, with an electric consumer bill of rights.
The idea is to put you in touch with state legislators to voice your concerns.
The web address is W-W-W dot V-A-Wired dot-O-R-G.
The site can link you to more deregulation information from the General Assembly itself.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, promising breakthroughs for breast cancer patients.
Maggie Cooper has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=GM]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MAGGIE COOPER

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
TWO STUDIES COULD PROVE TO BE MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS IN BRITAIN SAY A NEW DEVICE THAT DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN BENIGN AND MALIGNANT TUMORS...COULD REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BIOPSIES NEEDED TO DETECT BREAST CANCER.
THE NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE USES ELECTRICAL CHARGES ON THE SKIN TO FIND CANCEROUS CELLS.
MEANTIME, A CANADIAN STUDY IS RECOMMENDING HIGHER DOSES OF CHEMOTHERAPY FOR WOMEN WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE HIGHER DOSAGE REDUCED THE NUMBER OF BREAST CANCER DEATHS BY 19 PERCENT...WHEN COMPARED TO STANDARD CHEMOTHERAPY.
THE STRONGER REGIMEN ALSO PREVENTED THE DISEASE FROM RETURNING.//
VT=VO

((vo))
GOVERNMENT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MORE PEOPLE WOULD QUIT SMOKING IF THEY WERE HIT WHERE IT HURTS MOST-- IN THEIR WALLETS!
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PREDICTS THAT MORE THAN 3-MILLION AMERICANS WOULD GO COLD TURKEY... IF THE PRICE OF A PACK OF CIGARETTES WAS RAISED BY 50-PERCENT.
THE C-D-C SAYS THE PRICE-HIKE WOULD HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT ON MINORITIES AND YOUNG SMOKERS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IT LOOKS LIKE LIFE EXPECTANCY IN THE U.S. COMES WITH A PRICE TAG--
EVEN THOUGH AMERICANS ARE LIVING LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE...
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE POOR AND THE UN-EDUCATED ARE STILL LAGGING BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO GOOD HEALTH.
ACCORDING TO A C-D-C REPORT, LOW-INCOME FAMILIES WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HEALTH RISK FACTORS... BUT LESS LIKELY TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.
AND ADULTS WITH LESS EDUCATION TENDED TO DIE YOUNGER.. FROM DISEASE OR INJURY.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for #)



[SUPER=16-(800) 317-6455/Mill Mountain Theatre]




[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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Legal sources say the F-B-I is testing a dress submitted by Monica Lewinsky for D-N-A.
Lewinsky reportedly claims the dress has physical evidence of an affair with President Clinton.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


One day after Capitol police detective John Gibson was buried at Arlington National cemetery, there will be another Washington funeral.
Officer Jacob Chestnut will also be laid to rest at Arlington.
The two men were gunned down one week ago today at the capital.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


V-M-I cadets are breaking from the ranks this week for a little show business.
The military school is the site for a new national commercial.
The cadets are road testing an electric razor by Norelco.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday July 31st.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-CLINTON-LEWINSKY]


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


There are reports this morning that prosectors in the Monica Lewinsky probe have sent her dress to the F-B-I for D-N-A testing.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Lewinsky reportedly claims the dress has physical evidence of an affair with President Clinton.
Meantime, Preparations are being made for Monica Lewinsky's upcoming grand jury testimony.
The former white house intern could testify as early as next week.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( KEN STARR/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: "GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING. THINGS GOING YOUR WAY? PLEASED WITH THE SPEED OF THE INVESTIGATION? A: JUST TRYING TO GET IT DONE." ))
[SUPER=01-Ken Starr/Special Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=TRYING TO GET IT DONE.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday two grand juries heard more testimony from secret service agents.
Prosecutors have asked officers previously about whether they saw President Clinton and Lewinsky alone, focusing on some specific dates.
(----------------)


[E-New-River]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-43 1:36:44]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


Meantime President Clinton traveled to North Carolina yesterday to promote the environment.
He declared
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Jefferson, NC;]

the New River, the nation's oldest river, one of the country's "Heritage Rivers".
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=15:08:55]
[IN Q=like the]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON; LIKE THE RING OF A STATELY OLD OAK, THE CURRENTS OF OUR RIVERS CARRY REMARKABLE STORIES.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=REMARKABLE STORIES.]
[ANCHOR=]
[SS=None]

The designation certifies the New River for preservation and revitalization. Thirteen other rivers from Connecticut to Oregon were given the same status.

[2-capitol-police]


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


There will be another funeral procession through the streets of Washington today for a Capitol Hill police officer gunned down a week ago.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]


Yesterday Detective John Gibson was was laid to rest at Arlington National cemetary.
Thousands of mourners lined the funeral route.
Officer Jacob Chestnut will be buried in Arlington later today.
The two officers were killed last Friday by a gunman who burst into the Capitol.
A law enforcement source says a security camera captured a portion of the shootout.
(----------------)



[E-Land-Swap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Catawba residents hope to put the brakes on a proposed land swap. And descendants of slaves say a deal made more than a century ago could be a key element in their fight. David Johnson explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Catawba; :01]
[SUPER=01-Harry Archer/Catawba Resident; :19]
[SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :39]
[SUPER=01-Tom Poulin/Forest Service; :47]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=N7, Catawba.]

(( Harry Archer is one of the many Catawba residents who has a stake in seeing that the proposed land swap deal between property owner David Turner and the forest service doesn't go through. Archer's great-grandmother was a slave. Hers was one of several black families that the disputed land was given to after the Civil War.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=21:06:17]
[IN Q=IT BELONGED TO THEM]

((HARRY ARCHER/CATAWBA RESIDENT; IT BELONGED TO THEM. ANND IT WAS DEEDED TO US TAX-FREE. BUT I CAN'T FIND ANY DEED ANYWHERE. I JUST TRIED ONE TIME.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=ONE TIME.]

The total area given away was about 400-acres, nearly 80-percent of the property which Turner plans to exchange with the forest service. The question of who the property belongs to has the interest of at least one Roanoke County supervisor.
[SOT=21:19:15]
[IN Q=MR MAGRAW'S OFFICE]

((SPIKE HARRISON/ROANOKE CO. CATAWBA SUPERVISOR REP.; MR. MAGRAW'S OFFICE IS IN CHARGE OF SUCH RECORDS AND I'M GOING TO GO VISIT HIM TOMORROW.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=tomorrow.]

Still it's not definite whether the deal will go forward.
[SOT=21:32:07]
[IN Q=ONE OF THE THINGS WE]

((TOM POULIN/FORESZT SERVICE; ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE ANYTHING WE DO HAS CLEAR TITLE ....AND DISTRICT RANGER OVER THERE.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=OVER THERE.]

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO IN ADDITION TO TRYING TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF WHO THE ACTUAL LAND OWNER IS, RESIDENTS ARE ALSO GETTING TOGETHER A LETTER WRITING AND PETITION WRITING CAMPAIGN. WRITING TO SENATORS, CONGRESSMEN AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WILL LISTEN TO THEM IN THEIR EFFORT TO STOP THE LAND SWAP.)) [RUNS16]))

[2-E-L'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-42 1:31:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A blaze broke out in a Lynchburg apartment building last night, forcing more than a dozen people from their homes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Flames and smoke poured from the front of 17-09 Grace Street when firefighters responded around 8:30.
A resident of the building smelled smoke and went outside to investigate when he spotted the fire and called 9-1-1.


The blaze gutted a first floor apartment.. the occupants were NOT home at the time.
Firefighters escorted several other people to safety.. no one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
(----------------)



[2-E-Leftwich]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=abr]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:13:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville man who robbed a North Carolina woman and shot her to death was sentenced to life in prison yesterday.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/March 18;]


Joe Adrian Leftwich learned his fate in Danville Circuit court yesterday.
He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for capital murder and robbery plus three years for a firearms charge.
Leftwich admitted to shooting Teresa Anderson Hayes in the head in December of 1997.
(------------)



[Stewart-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-G ;from 98-45 TC50:52]
[GRAPHIC=Kenneth Stewart]


A date has been set for the execution of Kenneth Manuel Stewart Junior.
(------------)

[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/May, 1992]


Yesterday a Bedford County judge said Stewart will die September 23rd.
Stewart was convicted of shooting and killing his estranged wife and their infant son on Mother's Day in 1991.
Stewart had a criminal record before the murders -- he was convicted of assaulting a police officer in North Carolina.
Court records also show Stewart has a history of depression, alcohol and drug abuse.
(-------------------)



[E-Henry-Economy]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-50 47:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Good news yesterday for Henry County's economy, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
The latest news from a prominent manufacturer follows the closings of DuPont and Owens COrning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Bassett Furniture Industries announced yesterday it will build a 7-to-8 million dollar dining room table plant.
The facility will be located on 43-acres of the Patriot Center Industrial Park.
Henry County contributed the land.
Governor Gilmore personally delivered a check for 200-thousand dollars for the project.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:46:59-:13]
[IN Q= This expansion in Henry County]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS EXPANSION IN HENRY COUNTY CONFIRMS THAT VIRGINIA IS A PRO-BUSINESS STATE. WE HAVE STRONG RIGHT-TOP-WORK LAWS AND LOW CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATES AND LOW UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RATES AND A QUALITY WORKFORCE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a quality workforce.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Bassett Furniture Industries;]


Bassett Furniture plans to hire about 60-employees to work at the plant when it opens in mid-1999.
The company currently employs more than five-thousand people in 12-states.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE][E-Road-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-55 22:27]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


A new Route-29 interchange was welcomed in Danville as Governor Gilmore helped cut the ribbon for the interchange.
These exit ramps lead right to Dan Daniel Park and the Riverview Industrial Park.
The promise of the interchange encouraged several companies to move into the industrial park-- including Dan River, which brought 500-jobs there.
The project cost 3-and a half million dollars and took a little more than a year to complete.
(----------------)




[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Fri.]
[RUNS=:55]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(ad lib and call for vid)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well Certainly]
[SUPER=13-Becky Barta/Patsy Cline; :00]
[SUPER=13-Joy Hawkins/Loise Seger; :40]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :47]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=renews us]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-53 31:09]
[GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax]


Governor Gilmore has promised to fully reimburse localities for their costs in administering car tax relief.
But an aide to the governor said the pledge isn't a blank check.
New numbers released yesterday by the State Compensation Board show cities and counties estimate their costs at more than 5-point-8 million dollars.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The state has set aside only five million dollars to pay for administrative costs.
The huge localities of Fairfax and Arlington are NOT even included in the estimate yet.
The news of the shortfall comes on the heels of localities learning earlier this week they are only entitled to one-third to one-half cost reimbursements anyway -- based on existing state law.
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[E-Cadet-Commercial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-52 28:32]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Virginia Military Institute is in the national spotlight again.
This time the focus isn't on female cadets but on a close shave.
Joe Dashiell explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Lexington; :15]
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V-M-I cadets know how to take orders, but this week the direction is coming from a New York Film Crew... not their commanding officers.
The students are starring in a national commercial.
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What brought the film crew to Lexington, was an electric razor and a national ad campaign that begins this fall.
50 students tested the new Norelco during their summer session. The three- day shoot will recreate that experience for a humorous commercial that debuts during the first week of September.
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(EVERYBODY AT THE AGENCY DECIDED. AND THE CLIENT DECIDED. IF YOU'RE GOING TO LET THESE GUYS DO THE TEST, LET 'EM DO THE

COMMERCIAL. AND IT'S BEEN GREAT BECAUSE THEY BRING A FRESHNESS TO IT THAT AN ACTOR WOULDN'T.)) [RUNS10]
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((JUSTIN HARBER/VMI CADET: A LOT OF TIMES A LOT OF US ARE JUST BACKGROUND. WE'RE JUST WALKING. WE'RE JUST GOING TO BE TWO GREEN PIXELS IN THE BACKGROUND YOU KNOW, ON A COMMERCIAL THAT'S 30 SECONDS LONG AND NOBODY'S GOING TO BELIEVE WE WERE EVER IN A COMMERCIAL, BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN.)) [RUNS10]
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The cadets are being paid for their part in the commercial. The institute receives a location fee of more than ten thousand dollars, and the promise of publicity worth much more than that.

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In sports, Ernie Ervin takes the twenty-third pole of his career.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Opponents to a proposed land swap in Catawba have added fuel to their fight.
Descendants of slaves say most of the land David Turner plans to exchange with the U-S Forest Service belonged to THEIR ancestors.
At least one Roanoke County supervisor is looking into the matter.
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Joe Adrian Leftwich will spend life in prison for robbing and killing a North Carolina woman.
The Danville man learned his sentence yesterday.
He will serve two consecutive life terms for capital murder and robbery for last year's December shooting.
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A man who killed his estranged wife and infant son on Mother's Day in Bedford 7 years ago is set to die September 23rd.
A Bedford County judge set Kenneth Manuel Stewart Junior's execution date yesterday.
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Racing FANS and those with racing FANTASIES have a new track on which to test their driving skills--

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Earlier this summer, Thunder Valley in Salem opened its new OUTDOOR go- cart track.
That's in addition to the already- popular INDOOR track that's been around for the last year-and-a-half.
Management says Thunder Valley satisfies the need for family entertainment AND for an alternative to just WATCHING racing.
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((MONICA MCLAIN/THUNDER VALLEY MANAGER: WE DO THEM IN FIVE MINUTE RACES AND WE HAVE LEAGUES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, OCCASIONALLY. IT'S JUST HERE FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE FUN. YOU CAN BRING A GROUP OUT AND RACE EACH OTHER.))
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We'll put the pedal to the medal and check out Thunder Valley--
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in this week's "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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