[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


2 Virginia families cope after learning the children they have raised may not be their own.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And another setback for the White House as a court of appeals refuses to stay the subpoenas for Presidential attorneys.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[A-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=net-p]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


Attorneys for two families involved in a the case of a baby swap at UVA's Medical Center reportedly have a deal in the works.
The reported arrangement would allow each family to keep the children they have raised, while having visitation with their biological children.
The grandparents of the Buena Vista child possibly involved in the switch say they plan to keep her.
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[VO-NAT]


At a press conference yesterday, lawyers representing Rebecca Chittum's grandparents said there is no proof that Rebecca is not their biological child.
Rebecca's parents, Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers, were two of the seven people killed in a July fourth accident in Botetourt County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there is no]

(( 00:03:56 W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; THERE IS NO INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE ROGERS TO SWITCH THESE BABIES, THEIR FIRST INTEREST IS DETERMINING WHETHER REBECCA IS OR IS NOT WHITNEYS' CHILD. 00:05:41 MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THESE FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT PRIVATELY BETWEEN THEM CONCERNING DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS, BUT CERTAINLY NO SWITCHING WILL TAKE PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-W.T. Robey/Rogers' Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Irvine/Chittum's Attorney; :09]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=will take place]
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[VO-NAT]


The grandparents have not decided if they want to approve DNA testing.
Their lawyer says they want to know, but they also don't want to know.
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[anchor=melanie]
[ss=none]


The other mother involved in the switch -- Paula Johnson of Stanardsville -- will hold a press conference in Charlottesville today.
We'll have an in-depth look at this story in the second half hour of News 7 Mornin'

[E-I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-52]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]

Interstate-73 is a proposed national highway that promises to bring economic wealth and a bevy of jobs through Southwest and Southside Virginia. But a couple of Botetourt and Bedford organizations say "not in my backyard".
David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Did you ever]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co; :00]
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Committee Representative; :18]
[SUPER=01-Bren Piller/Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens; 1:10]

[super@David2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blue Ridge]

(( Members of the "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" and the "Committee to save Botetourt and Bedford Counties" are calling a proposed I-73 alternative route stupid. They say the transportation department has interviewed different group, which would have the road go miles out of its way to serve their needs.
[SOT=19:00:28]
[IN Q=IN THE WHOLE]

((DENISE GABRIEL/COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE; IN THAT WHOLE GROUP, WE CANNOT FIND ONE ELECTED OFFICIAL FROM BOTETOURT OR BEDFORD COUNTY THAT THEY SPOKE TO. WE FIND DEVELOPERS, THIS TYPE OF THING. A LOT OF THEM ARE WANTING TO SWING IT OUT BY SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. SO WE DO FEEL THERE'S AN INFLUENCE THERE.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=INFLUENCE THERE.]

The groups are NOT completely opposed to the I-73 project, they just don't want V-DOT to go out of its way to run them over with it.
[SOT=19:02:06]
[IN Q=IT'S JUST THAT]

((IT'S JUST THAT WE'RE SAYINNG PUT IT WHERE IT'S SUPPOSED TO GO OR COMBINE THAT WITH WHAT'S CALLED A "NO-BUILD" ALTERNATIVE. WHICH IS THEORETICALLY ONE OF THE ALTERNATIVES ALTHOUGH WE DON'T THINK THAT THEY'RE REALLY THINKING IN TERMS OF THIS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=OF THIS.]

Botetourt and Bedford County supervisors both recently voted unanimously against having an I-73 corridor. The organizations are planning protests in their effort to eliminate the Blue Ridge District from the route alternative.
[SOT=19:09:27]
[IN Q=WE HAVE PROPOSED]

((BREN PILLER/BLUE RIDGE CONCERNED CITIZENS; WE HAVE PROPOSED A RIDE ALL THE WAY TO RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON. PEOPLE FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL HAVE DEMOCRACY RESTORED HERE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=RESTORED HERE.]

Organizing committees, circulating petitions and writing to legislators are all a part making their voices heard. The groups say they won't rest until they have driven their point home.

David Johnson, News7, Blue Ridge.))[E-Giles-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


No speedy trial for the former Giles County coach and teacher who allegedly had an affair with a 15-year-old student.
26-year old Jarrod Hines waived that right yesterday.
He taught and coached at Giles County high school but was indicted in neighboring Monroe County, West Virginia where he lived.
He allegedly had sex with the girl at his home.
Monroe County's prosecutor does NOT think the case will go to trial.
He says Hines appears willing to work out a plea agreement.
In the meantime-- investigators are preparing to take pictures of Hines' buttocks-- looking for an alleged birthmark.

[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-O]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


A major setback for the white house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[na001- top stories]
Last night, a court of appeals denied its request to stay the subpoenas of White House attorneys.
The white house has waged a last ditch attempt to block prosecutors from questioning its lawyers by seeking an emergency order from chief justice William Rehnquist.
The appeals court ruling paves the way for testimony from special counsel Lanny Breuer.
He's scheduled to testify today.
[SUPER=@File; ]


It also means clinton confidante Bruce Lindsey's testimony CAN'T be postponed until the Supreme Court resumes in the fall.
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[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-K]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


It doesn't look like sanctions against Iraq will be lifted anytime soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad;]


Talks with the U-N over weapons dismantling have broken off.
Chief weapons inspector Richard Butler is cutting short his trip to Baghdad to brief the Security Council.
He should arrive in New York tomorrow.
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[shari-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-L]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Popular children's entertainer Shari Lewis has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Lewis passed away yesterday, six weeks after being diagnosed with uterine cancer.
Lewis got her start with captain kangaroo, and entertained children with her puppets lamb chop and charlie horse for decades.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Her fans placed flowers on her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday.
Shari Lewis was 65.
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[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=598-24 1:05:04]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]

Tough charges for Roanoke city management...
A local firefighter says the city is failing to comply with federal labor laws.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Ron Mathews says, for the past two years, city firefighters have had to work 56-hour work weeks without being compensated for overtime. Mathews is the one who requested the department of labor investigation.
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[SOT=14:18:22 - 14:14:45]
[IN Q=THEY HAVE]

((RON MATHEWS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; THEY HAVE STATED UNEQUIVICALLY TO ME AND TO THE CITY THAT THEY ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAW ACCORDING TO THE AGENTS HERE LOCALLY.)) ((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; VERBALLY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS, BUT HAS NOT ISSUED ANY WRITTEN DETERMINATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Mathews/Roanoke City Firefighter; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Herbert/Roanoke City Manager; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=ALLEGED VIOLATIONS.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The local office of the Department of Labor says the investigation is ongoing. It will not release any of its findings until the case is closed.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech football gets ready to welcome what they call the "best class ever".
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=later thanks.]



[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-Robin Heizer-Farris/Lee Hi Truck Stop; :20]
[SUPER=12-Lexington; :50]
[SUPER=13-Andy Huffman/Truck Driver; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Halifax-Fingerprints]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-46; TC 1:08:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No more mess when it comes to fingerprinting criminal suspects.
The process is going high-tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Those messy ink fingerprints are out.
Some police agencies in Virginia are now using computers to record prints much faster.
Halifax County has been using this Live Scan system for about a month.
Besides making fingerprints, it can compare a set of prints against existing state and federal criminal records.
Eventually, computerized fingerprinting will be mandatory in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 22:53:00-:19]
[IN Q=We're still in a ]

((D.J. OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WE'RE STILL IN A TEST MODE RIGHT NOW. WITHIN A FEW WEEKS THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE AWAY THAT TEST MODE AND WE'RE GOING TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL. WE'VE HAD IT FOR ABOUT A MONTH THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING TRAINING... GET THEM UP TO SNUFF, BUT IT'S WORKING REALLY WELL.))
[SUPER=01-D. J. Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=working real well.]
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[VO-NAT]


Each Live Scan system costs about 75-thousand dollars.
This year, Halifax County and ten other police agencies received state money for the computers.
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[E-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-51]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

The plans for Bedford's National D-Day Memorial are well underway.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The total project is scheduled for completion by June 6, in the year two-thousand. But tons of dirt have been removed and the asphalt for a road that encloses the memorial may be finished by next month.
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[SOT=12:55:02]
[IN Q=WE'RE IN THE]

((RICHARD BURROW/FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING, TODAY, A ONE-MILE-LONG ROAD, WHICH INCLUDES CURB AND GUTTER ON EACH SIDE AS WELL AS THE BASE STONE AND THE BASE PAVING. ALL IN PREPARATION FOR THE 29TH DIVISION'S ANNUAL REUNION THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IN ROANOKE THE FIRST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/Foundation President;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=OF THIS YEAR.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Memorial's Foundation gave Roanoke City Council a progress report yesterday, displaying a scale model of the Memorial's monument and its surrounding grounds.
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[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-48 1:01:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He may have been ousted as Virginia's health commissioner, but it didn't take long for Randy Gordon to find a new job.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Gordon is taking a job with the Bon Secours Health System, as a senior vice president.
He'll be in charge of health system development and professional services.
Gordon lost his state job last month, when Governor Gilmore decided he wanted to put someone new in the position.


Gordon had been health commissioner for almost three years under Governor Allen.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


On the medical front, there's new hope for recovery in patients with damaged or diseased hearts.
Rick Jackson has details on that story and more in today's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
THERE'S ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR HEART ATTACK VICTIMS--
SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE COME UP WITH A WAY TO REJUVENATE A BAD HEART.
VT=VO

((vo))
UNLIKE MOST MUSCLES IN THE BODY, A DAMAGED HEART IS UNABLE TO REGENERATE NEW TISSUE CELLS.
BUT RESEARCHERS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO FOOL THE HEART INTO THINKING IT CAN.
THEY TOOK MUSCLE CELLS FROM THE LEGS OF RABBITS... AND INJECTED THEM INTO DAMAGED AREAS OF THE ANIMALS' HEARTS.
THE TRANSPLANTED CELLS THEN BEGAN TO MIMIC HEART CELLS.
DOCTORS SAY IF THIS PROCEDURE WORKS IN HUMANS, IT COULD REPLACE THE NEED FOR HEART TRANSPLANTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
HUMANS COULD SOMEDAY BE PROTECTED FROM RABID ANIMALS LIKE THIS RACCOON--
ACCORDING TO A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL, NATURE MEDICINE, SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW TYPE OF RABIES VACCINE.
UNLIKE THE CURRENT ONE ALREADY AVAILABLE, THIS NEW VACCINE IS A LOT CHEAPER... AND MUST BE GIVEN BEFORE EXPOSURE TO RABIES.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE VACCINE WAS 100-PERCENT EFFECTIVE IN MONKEYS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IF YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING YOUR BODY SOME GOOD #SIMPLY# BY EATING

LOW FAT FOODS-- THINK AGAIN!
NUTRITION EXPERTS ARE WARNING DIETERS #NOT# TO RELY SOLELY ON

LOW-FAT SNACK FOODS TO GET THEM THROUGH THE DAY...
THEY SAY A WELL-BALANCED DIET-- THAT INCLUDES PLENTY OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES--IS THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST CANCER, HEART DISEASE, AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, 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) 296-5344/Lee Hi Travel Plaza;]



[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]


Families for the two 3-year old girls switched at birth-- have agreed the children will stay in their respective homes.
The Richmond Times dispatch says the other families would also be allowed to develop a relationship with the children.
The mix-up, discovered last month, became more tragic when the couple raising one of the children, was killed in an auto accident.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Supreme Court chief Justice William Rehnquist is weighing an emergency White House request to keep prosecutors from questioning its lawyers about Monica Lewinsky.
A federal appeals court yesterday turned down a White House request to stop testimony on the grounds of attorney-client privilege.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Just like the temperatures, the death toll in Texas from a heat wave is in the triple digits.
Four more people were added to the statewide heat-related death toll yesterday, pushing the total to 103.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday August 4th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Babies]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-63 4:37]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


The grandparents of a three-year-old Buena Vista girl, possibly switched at birth at a Charlottesville hospital, say there's still no proof she's not their biological grandaughter.
But Rebecca Chittum's family says, even if it is true, they don't plan to give her up.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was a family's]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4; :00quick]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;:19]
[SUPER=01-W. T. Robey/Rogers' Attorney;:34]
[SUPER=01-Michael Irvine/Chittum's Attorney;:51]
[SUPER=01-E. J. Statome/Resident;1:20]
[SUPER=@Eric1;1:30]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( It was a family's worst nightmare, times six... Kevin Chittum, his fiance Whitney Rogers, and four other relatives and friends killed when a tractor trailer demolished their small car on a wet highway July Fourth...
But a new nightmare began, when Kevin and Whitney's families learned the couple's three year old daughter Rebecca, may have been switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center... switched with the child of Paula Johnson, who learned through DNA testing her daughter Callie is NOT her biological child...
But at a press conference, lawyers for the grandparents who are now raising Rebecca left no doubt... they will keep her.

[SOT]
[IN Q=there is no]

((W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; THERE IS NO INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE ROGERS TO SWITCH THESE BABIES, THEIR FIRST INTEREST IS DETERMINING WHETHER REBECCA IS OR IS NOT WHITNEYS' CHILD .)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=not whitney's child]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think this is]

((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THESE FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT PRIVATELY BETWEEN THEM CONCERNING DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS, BUT CERTAINLY NO SWITCHING WILL TAKE PLACE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=will take place]



DNA tests on Rebecca Chittum have NOT been performed... and while the tests would provide answers... the Roger's lawyer says they're not sure they want them....

[SOT]
[IN Q=you want to]

((W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; YOU WANT TO KNOW, AND YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW... AND THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE WRESTLING WITH RIGHT NOW )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=with right now]



Meanwhile this small community, still pained by the accident a month ago, is struggling to deal with the news...

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It just keeps]

((E.J. STATOME/RESIDENT; IT JUST KEEPS PROLONGING THE AGONY, THE FAMILY'S SUFFERING AND I DON'T KNOW HOW IT COULD GET MUCH WORSE THAN IT IS NOW.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=it is now]


[STANDUP]
Rebecca's family will decide over the next few days whether or not to authorize DNA testing. What ever the result, their attorneys say the children will stay where they are.
In Buena Vista, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[E-UVA-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-41 1:54:51]
[GRAPHIC=Baby swap]


Though it looks like this matter will be resolved without any legal wrangling, one family law expert says the surviving mother in Stanardsville could have an upper hand if a custody battle were to evolve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Charlottesville attorney Dave Heilberg (HILE-burg) says Johnson would be the closest thing to a mother either child would have.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:33:38]
[IN Q=The living mother]

((DAVID HEILBERG/FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY: THE LIVING MOTHER OF BOTH CHILDREN PROBABLY HAS PRESUMPTIONS AHEAD OF ANYONE ELSE. AS TO THE CHILD IN HER CARE AND CUSTODY, SHE ACTUALLY IS ON EQUAL FOOTING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL GRANDPARENTS OF THE UNFORTUNATE YOUNG COUPLE THAT DIED IN THE ACCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-David Heilberg/Family Law Attorney;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=in the accident.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, University police still want to know HOW the switch occurred.
They've called in the Virginia State police to help with the investigation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:48:20]
[IN Q=It's due to]

((CAPT. MIKE COLEMAN/UVA POLICE: IT'S DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND SENSITIVITY RELATED TO THIS CASE AND ALSO THE FACT THAT THEY CAN BRING RESOURCES TO BEAR IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE IN ADDITION TO THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Coleman/UVA Police;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=to this area.]
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[VO-NAT]


Paula Johnson and her attorney have scheduled a news conference for 2 p-m today in Charlottesville.
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[Road-Opposed]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=NET-N]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Two groups representing Bedford and Botetourt counties say they don't want the I-73 road project running through their area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blue Ridge;]

The members of "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" and "The Committee to Save Botetourt and Bedford Counties" pooled their efforts yesterday in an effort to eliminate the Blue Ridge District from the route alternatives. The area was one of many V-DOT is considering as a connector along what is presently Route-220. And committee members say the shortest distance between Martinsville and Roanoke is where the road should go.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=19:02:40]
[IN Q=THEY INDICATE]

((DENISE GABRIEL/COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE; THEY INDICATE THEY WANT IT. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT IT. PEOPLE COME OUT TO THE COUNTIES HERE BECAUSE IT IS RURAL AND BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAVE A HIGHWAY. WE COULD CERTAINLY USE SOME MAINTENANCE ON OUR OWN ROADS AND PERHAPS WE'D LIKE TO SEE MONEY BETTER SPENT THAT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Committee Representative;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=THAT WAY.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The group plans to protest with a legislative letter writing campaign, a petition drive and a possible "tractor parade" from the area up to Richmond.
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[2-Clinton]


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


The White House is running out of options to stop its lawyers from having to testify before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


It's asking Chief Justice William Rehnquist to issue an emergency order stopping the testimony.
Last night, a federal appeals court turned down the White House.
[SUPER=@File;]


The appeals court ruling paves the way for testimony from special counsel Bruce Lindsey and Lanny Breuer.
Breuer is scheduled to testify today.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The President's]

(( BARRY TOIV/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL BELIEVES THIS TO BE A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR THE INSTITUTION OF THE PRESIDENCY. ))
[SUPER=01-Barry Toiv/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=of the presidency.]
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[VO-NAT]


As for Lewinsky's much-anticipated appearance before the grand jury, sources say prosecutors spent more time yesterday preparing the former White House intern.
She could appear later this week.
(----------------)


[2-iraq]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-K]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


The chief U-N weapons inspector is returning to New York after talks aimed at dismantling Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, broke down.
Richard butler is scheduled to brief the security council later this week.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


A top aide to Butler says Iraqi officials were insisting that Butler give them a clean bill of health.
But he told them he could not certify their compliance with U-N resolutions.
Iraq accused Butler of serving U-S interests and trying to prolong sanctions.
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[cable-car]


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


Two Marine aviators will plead INNOCENT to manslaughter and negligent homicide charges in connection with the deadly cable car accident.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;]

[4:16;15]
That word comes from the lawyers for Captains Richard Ashby and Joseph Schweitzer.
The men did not enter pleas during separate arraignment hearings yesterday at Camp Lejeune.
Their lawyers say they'll wait until their trials begin this winter.
Ashby and Schweitzer were the pilot and navigator on a jet last February that severed the cable supporting a ski lift in Italy, sending 20 people plunging to their deaths.
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[texas-deaths]


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


The temperatures and the death toll in Texas are still rising.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Four people died yesterday, pushing the heat-related toll to 103, as Texans sweltered through a 29th consecutive day of triple-digit heat.
[SUPER=03-Brenham, TX;]


Congress has approved more than 5 billion dollars in emergency farm aid, to bail out suffering farmers and starving cattle.
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A local firefighter says Roanoke city management isn't following the law.
He charges that management is violating federal labor laws.
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Ron Mathews says, for the past two years, city firefighters have had to work 56-hour work weeks without being compensated for overtime. Mathews is the one who requested the department of labor investigation.
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((RON MATHEWS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; THEY HAVE STATED UNEQUIVICALLY TO ME AND TO THE CITY THAT THEY ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAW ACCORDING TO THE AGENTS HERE LOCALLY.)) ((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; VERBALLY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS, BUT HAS NOT ISSUED ANY WRITTEN DETERMINATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS.))
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[SUPER=01-Bob Herbert/Roanoke City Manager; :08]
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The local office of the Department of Labor says the investigation is ongoing. It will not release any of its findings until the case is closed. [Birthdays]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-43; TC 1:40:46]
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Roanoke was one of several sites around the country for the 15th annual National Night Out. Roanoke police kicked it off the event with a Showcase '98.
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The idea was to put the police and how they serve the area in the public eye. Officials say it's a different way of developing community policing.
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((SGT. RICK ARRINGTON/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; THIS EVENT SPECIFICALLY WILL HELP US BECAUSE IT'S OPENING US UP. IT'S LETTING EVERYONE SEE US AS PEOPLE. SO WE CAN BUILD TRUST IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE HOPE THAT THE COMMUNITY WILL, IN TURN, CALL US WHEN THEY HAVE NEEDS AND THEY'LL WORK WITH US IN THESE ANTI-CRIME EFFORTS.))
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The event included games for children and demonstrations involving drug sniffing dogs, finger printing and crime prevention. Tomorrow, neighborhood groups will conduct activities in recognition of the national campaign to rid communities of crime.
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[E-VA-Films]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc/lba]
[TAPE#=98-50 50:05]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal]


It's lights, camera, action in Virginia.
By the end of September two motion pictures, six TV series and a mini-series will be in production in the commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
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Tim Reid's New Millenium studios in Petersburg and New Dominion Pictures in Virginia Beach will produce most of the television shows.
Both Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks will be filming in the Commonwealth.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The state film office says movie and TV production did 60-million dollars worth of business last year.

[Major-League]


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


Governor Gilmore heads to Milwaukee today to lobby for a major league baseball team for Virginia.
He's scheduled to meet with baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
The Washington Post reports Governor Gilmore is hoping the meeting will sow seeds to a relationship with Selig, and that might pay dividends for the baseball effort in the future.




[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Other sports news now, the Carolina Panthers talk about tackling some new offense.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A deal may already be in the works to avoid a custody battle surrounding two babies who were switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center.
Attorneys for the families of Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson are reportedly working to keep the girls with the families who have raised them, while allowing visitation with the biological families.
The assumed biological parents of Callie Johnson were killed in a car crash in Botetourt COunty on the 4th of July.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A protest is planned for citizens of Botetourt and Bedford Counties who say they don't want a proposed alternative to I-73 in their back yards.
2 organizations spoke out about the project last night, saying they're not opposed to I-73, they just don't want V-DOT running over them.
Botetourt and Bedford County supervisors both recently voted against having an I-73 corridor.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Department of Labor is investigating a charge against Roanoke City Management.
An area firefighter says Roanoke is violating federal labor laws by having city firefighters work overtime without being paid.
Ron Mathews says for 2 years firefighters have had to work 56-hour work weeks with no overtime compensation.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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