[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The mother raising one of two children switched at birth tells her side of the story.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And it may be another down day for the dow after yesterday's plunge.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We're still cruising through the week with lots of sunshine and no guarantees of any rain.
Temperatures running at, or slightly below normal again today.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[babies-conference]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


The mother of one of two girls unknowingly switched at birth says the children's happiness comes first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Yesterday, Paula Johnson and her lawyer said the two families will meet soon to sort out questions of who should care for the 3-year old girls.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There is no]

(( CYNTHIA JOHNSON, PAULA JOHNSON'S ATTORNEY: THERE IS NO REASON TO GET COURTS INVOLVED. ))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Johnson/Paula Johnson's Lawyer;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=get the courts involved.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last month after DNA tests were conducted for a seperate case, Johnson discovered that it was genetically impossible for the little girl who calls her mommy to be her daughter.
University of Virginia Hospital officials believe this little girl, Rebecca Chittum, is actually Johnson's child.
The two girls were born just hours apart at the medical center.
Recently Paula Johnson was given a picture of Rebecca.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=She's]

(( PAULA JOHNSONS:SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL CHILD WHO LOOKS JUST LIKE ME." ))
[SUPER=01-Paula Johnson/Mother of Switched Baby;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=looks just like me.]
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[VO-NAT]


The mix-up took another tragic turn when the parents raising the other child were killed in car accident in Botetourt County July 4th.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[E-BV-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-41 1:58:51]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Meantime, the Paternal grandparents of Rebecca Chittum say they will proceed with D-N-A testing used to determine who her biological parents are.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=everyone at this]

((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; EVERYONE AT THIS POINT HAS SHOWN A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION AND THIS TRAGEDY HAS BROUGHT THE FAMILIES EVEN CLOSER TOGETHER AND THEY SEEM TO WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR REBECCA AND THESE CHILDREN INVOLVED AND I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THEY CONTINUE TO DO THAT, I BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Irvine/Chittum's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=that they will]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The final decision on DNA testing lies with Rebecca's MATERNAL grandparents. (Ir-vin) Irvine says that decision could come as early as today.

[DOW]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


Wall Street opens in just a few hours, and Investors are anxiously waiting to see what will happen following yesterday's huge plunge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Fears about Asia's economic woes and weak earnings reports sent U-S stocks plunging as the Dow lost nearly 3-hundred points
It was its third-biggest point-loss ever.
Meantime, Asian markets are mirroring Wall Street's drop.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=none]


Tokyo's Nikkei average lost 31 points as traders wait to see what's going to happen in the U-S.

[RENO-SPEAKS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Janet Reno]


The debate over whether or not to appoint an independent counsel to investigate Clinton - Gore campaign fund raising activities is heating up on Capitol Hill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:18:05]
Republicans continue to demand that Attorney General Reno call for an independent counsel.
House Republicans are also threatening Reno with contempt of Congress if she doesn't turn over certain documents in the case, including one in which F-B-I director Louis Freeh calls for an independent counsel.
Yesterday Reno said she WOULDN'T be pressured into handing over the sensitive documents.
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[cLINTON]


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


CBS News is reporting this morning that Monica Lewinsky has given Ken Starr a photograph with a personal inscription she claims is written by the president.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[lewinsky file]
And the results from D-N-A tests taken on a dress of Lewinsky's may be ready today.
Former White House deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes is scheduled to appear before starr's grand jury.
White House lawyer Lanny Breuer may also return.
Breuer testified yesterday after Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist ruled that White House lawyers must testify in the sex and perjury probe.
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[Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-52; TC 36:21]
[GRAPHIC=construction]

Home Depot wants to come to South Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A developer seeks to rezone a 20-acre tract of property near the corner of 419 and Brambleton Avenue. County officials say 21 businesses and 10 homeowners whose properties skirt the project have signed options agreeing to sell. But others feel the retail store will do more harm than good.
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[SOT=19:31:40]
[IN Q=WE HAVE A]

((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE; WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON 419 AT SUGARLOAF FARMS, SUGARLOAF RESIDENTS. WILL WE JUST CONTINUE TO ENCROACH AND GRADUALLY EAT UP ALL OF THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES ALONG THE CORRIDOR OF 419? I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR.)) ((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; HOME DEPOT IS CONTINUING TO EVALUATE THE SITE. THEY'VE BEEN TO THE PROPERTY AND REVIEWED THE PROPERTY AND THEY'RE VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY. THEY ARE WORKING THROUGH THE ISSUES, AS WE ARE, ON THE NEIGHBORING AREAS. SO WE HAVE TO RESOLVE THOSE ISSUES. TRAFFIC AND THINGS OF THAT TYPE.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Brambleton Hardware; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/County Administrator; :17]
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[OUT Q=THAT TYPE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hodge says the project is not a done deal. The county's planning commission will vote on the rezoning request in two weeks.
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[E-Habitat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-42 1:41:20]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]


A much-disputed piece of land in Northwest Roanoke will NO longer be the site of several Habitat for Humanity homes.


The city purchased the land, that will now hold a park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


People who live near the site say Habitat homes would bring down their property values.
Melva Jeffries said SHE grew up in public housing and can sympathize with people who typically move into the affordable Habitat homes.
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[SOT 13 47 54]
[IN Q=i worked]

((MELVA JEFFRIES/WESTVIEW TERRACE RESIDENT: I WORKED MY WAY UP AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DO TRY TO GET OUT OF POVERTY. BUT NOT AT MY EXPENSE, NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF MY HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Melva Jeffries/Westview Terrace Resident;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=EXPENSE OF MY HOME]
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[VO-NAT]


Habitat says its homes WOULD NOT affect nearby property values.
But the organization is willing to find another building site ... if the city reimburses the group for the money it has already spent in Westview Terrace.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Winston Cup cars head to New York for the weekend, with some notable changes.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=13-Mary Loritsch/Summer Music Games;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



(I'll call for video)
(**Note- I may decide not to use vid, I'll know once I'm there)
[runs=1:35]
(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:09:43]
[GRAPHIC=Seat belts]


It may be the law, but several Roaonke Valley parents aren't getting the hint when it comes to buckling up their kids.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's what the Virginia Transportation Research Council says.
Parents are not properly restraining their children when driving.
Transportation officials say the Roanoke valley area ranks the worst in the state for child car- safety.
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[SOT TC 2:57:51-2:58:02]
[IN Q=In the Roanoke valley area]

((CHARLES STOKE/VA. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH COUNCIL: IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AREA, THE DATA WE HAD FROM LAST SUMMER AND THE TWO SITES WE'VE WORKED SO FAR TODAY, IT LOOKS LIKE A VERY HIGH RATE OF NONUSE. CHILDREN ARE NOT BUCKLED UP))
[SUPER=01-Charles Stoke/Transportation Research Council]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Children are not buckled up]
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[VO-NAT]

Engineering students are conducting research at sites such as this one in Roanoke for the transportation council. The results show that more than half of the children in cars are not wearing seatbelts.
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[E-Center-Grand]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-49 1:07:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a gift worth a Million dollars... literally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Locally-based Grand Home furnishings donated its downtown outlet store to Roanoke's Center in the Square.
The 64-thousand foot structure will house additional programs for the center.
Grand will move its downtown outlet store to the company's warehouse near Orange Avenue.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, startling numbers concerning domestic violence in America.
Rick Jackson has that story and more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
VIOLENCE TOPS THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS.
NEW FIGURES SHOW THAT FEWER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEING MURDERED.. BUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STILL POSES A MAJOR THREAT TO WOMEN.
VT=VO

((vo?))
ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, HOMICIDE RATES HAVE BEGUN TO DROP AMONG 15-TO-24 YEAR OLDS...
BUT MURDER IS STILL THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG YOUNG, BLACK MALES.
MEANWHILE, ANOTHER STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.... SUGGESTS THAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.
RESEARCHERS SAY NEARLY FOUR IN TEN WOMEN WHO WIND UP IN EMERGENCY ROOMS... ARE THERE TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL ABUSE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A DRUG USED TO TREAT EPILEPSY MAY ALSO HELP EASE COCAINE ADDICTION.
SCIENTISTS SAY PRELIMINARY TESTS INDICATE THAT THE DRUG, VIGABATRIN, CAN PREVENT THE SO-CALLED HIGH COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH COCAINE.
IT WORKS BY ALTERING THE WAY BRAIN CELLS COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER.
AND UNLIKE OTHER TREATMENTS FOR COCAINE ABUSE, VIGABATRIN IS NOT ADDICTIVE.
THE DRUG WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. SOMETIME THIS FALL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
DOCTORS HAD BEEN TELLING WOMEN THAT EXERCISE HELPED PREVENT BREAST CANCER--
NOW THEY'RE #NOT# SO SURE.


ACCORDING TO SEVERAL STUDIES, WOMEN WHO EXERCISED REGULARLY--EITHER EARLY OR LATE IN LIFE-- WERE JUST AS LIKELY TO GET BREAST CANCER AS WOMEN WHO WERE LESS ACTIVE.
BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN WOMEN SHOULD NOW BECOME COUCH POTATOES.
EXPERTS SAY EXERCISE CAN STILL PREVENT OTHER KINDS OF CANCER, AS WELL AS HEART DISEASE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=13-Adrian Rodriguez/Yamato;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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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]


It should be an interesting morning on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones industrials will try to recover from their third-biggest point loss ever. The drop is reflected on the Asian markets as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The mother of one of the children switched at the U-V-A Medical center thinks the families can work things out without getting the courts involved.
In a press conference yesterday her attorney said they're trying to work out private agreements, but she wouldn't give any details.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Monica Lewinsky is capturing the headlines, but House Republicans are kicking up dust in yet another Washington investigation -- Clinton-Gore fund raising.
Republicans continue to demand that Attorney General Reno call for an independent counsel to investigate Democratic fund raising.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this .
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-63 8:09]
[GRAPHIC=baby swap]


The mother of one of two children switched at birth 3 years ago told her story to a packed house at a Charlottesville news conference yesterday.
Paula Johnson said priority number one right now is the children.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[IN Q=Paula Johnson]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :19 (quick!)]
[SUPER=01-Paula Johnson/Mother; :37]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Johnson/Paula Johnson's Attorney; 1:01]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.]


(( Paula Johnson says one look at a picture of Rebecca Chittum was all she needed to convince herself that Rebecca was her biological child.
Authorities believe Chittum and 3- year- old Callie Johnson were somehow switched after birth at the UVA hospital in 1995.. Johnson learned last month that Callie was NOT her real daughter.
The mixup came to light AFTER Chittum's parents died in a fiery crash in Botetourt County July 4th.
While they wait for D-N-A tests to confirm the childrens' lineage, Johnson says she's been trying to cope with the media frenzy her case has generated.. while trying to protect the two little girls.
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[SOT 14:13:43]
[IN Q=My main concern]

((PAULA JOHNSON/MOTHER: MY MAIN CONCERN IS.. .. THE CHILDREN ARE TAKEN CARE OF.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=are taken care of.]
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[SOT 14:36:30]
[IN Q=We're fortunate]

((CYNTHIA JOHNSON/PAULA JOHNSON'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE FORTUNATE THAT THESE TWO FAMILIES AREN'T FAR APART.. ..MAKE SOME NEW ONES.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=some new ones.]
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[Standup ]
[IN Q=The investigation]

((The investigation into the alleged mixup will continue, but Paula Johnson's attorney says it's too early to tell whether they'll hold UVA legally accountable for what happened. For now, both sides are trying to work out an agreement where all the families involved will have a role in these young girls' lives. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Charlottesville.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.]))






[2-E-BV-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-41 1:58:51]
[GRAPHIC=baby swap]


A family attorney says Rebecca Chittum's MATERNAL grandparents may announce today whether they will allow D-N-A testing on the little girl.
Her PATERNAL grandparents have already approved the testing to determine who her biological parents are.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Their attorney says even if the tests show the babies were switched at birth, a private arrangement between all the adults involved seems the most likely outcome.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=everyone at this]

((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; EVERYONE AT THIS POINT HAS SHOWN A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION AND THIS TRAGEDY HAS BROUGHT THE FAMILIES EVEN CLOSER TOGETHER AND THEY SEEM TO WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR REBECCA AND THESE CHILDREN INVOLVED AND I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THEY CONTINUE TO DO THAT, I BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Irvine/Chittum's Attorney;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that they will]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The final decision on whether to allow DNA testing lies with Chittum's MATERNAL grandparents.

[Charge-Reduced]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-H;from 96-108, 2-25-97]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teen-ager charged in a year-old Floyd County murder has had charges against him reduced.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Floyd Co./February 1997]


19-year-old Mark Anthony Beavers WAS facing a capital murder charge after the shooting death of Stanley Harmon Senior.
Harmon's car, wallet, and rifle were missing when his body was found.
Beavers' attorney argued that robbery was NOT a motive in the killing, it was only an afterthought.
(---------)
[anchor=melanie]
[ss=none]


Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs agreed and reduced the capital murder charge to first-degree murder.
Beavers says he was enraged by a sexual advance from Harmon, and THAT'S why he killed him.



[2-DOW]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


Investors are hoping for a better day on Wall stret after yesterday's huge plunge.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Fears about Asia's economic woes and weak earnings reports sent U-S stocks plunging as the Dow lost nearly 3-hundred points
It was its third-biggest point-loss ever.
Meantime, Asian markets are mirroring Wall Street's drop.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=none]


Tokyo's Nikkei average lost 31 points as traders wait to see what's going to happen in the U-S and what their new prime minister plans to do about Japan's economy.


[2-RENO-SPEAKS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Janet Reno]


Attorney General Janet Reno could be cited with contempt of Congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:18:05]
The chairman of the House Committee probing allegations of Democratic campaign fundraising abuses made the threat yesterday because Reno failed to turn over two memos in which the director of the F-B-I recommends the appointment of an outside counsel.
Reno says she would not be pressured to turn over sensitive documents during the investigation into campaign fund raising during the 1996 PResidential campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is simply]

(( JANET-RENO:IT IS SIMPLY WRONG, I WILL NOT WILLINGLY ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN, POLITICS DOES NOT BELONG IN PROSECUTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=does not belong in prosecution.]
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[VO-NAT]


F-B-I director Louis Freeh agrees with Reno and pleaded with the oversight committee to give her more time to consider his recommendation.
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[2-cLINTON]


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


Some New Developments in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
C-B-S News has leared that the former White House intern has given Ken Starr a photograph with a personal inscription she claims is written by the president.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[lewinsky file]
Meantime, the results from D-N-A tests taken on a dress of Lewinsky's may be ready today.
Former White House deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes is scheduled to appear before starr's grand jury.
White House lawyer Lanny Breuer may also return.
Breuer testified yesterday after Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist ruled that White House lawyers must testify in the sex and perjury probe.
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[heat]


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


The heatwave has moved West.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]

[4:01:57]
A line of cities down the spine of California recorded record-setting triple-digit temperatures Tuesday.
Sacramento set a record for the date with a 111-degree reading.
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]

[4:05:22]
Meantime, it may have seemed like a cold snap for people in north Texas.
Temperatures yesterday dipped below 100 for the first time in 30 days. Showers and thunderstorms dropped the mercury to 94 degrees.
But the heat-related death toll in Texas has climbed to 108.
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[E-Springwood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-52; TC 34:48]
[GRAPHIC=Construction]

A developer wants to rezone the corner of 419 and Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County so a Home Depot can set up shop.
The owners of 21-businesses and 10 homes have agreed to sell their property. But other residents and smaller businesses fear the 130-thousand square foot store would increase traffic problems, decrease property values and drive its smaller competitors out of business. David Johnson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=County officials]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Seth/Westmoreland Resident; :17]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/County Administrator; :25]
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Brambleton Hardware; :42]
[super=@David1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=DJ, N7,Roanoke County]

(( County officials say a major retailer in that location would increase traffic by about five thousand cars daily. The additional traffic would impact Westmoreland Drive, a residential neighborhood which sits directly behind the proposed site.
[SOT=19:40:20]
[IN Q=MY SON CATCHES]

((SUZANNE SETH/WESTMORELAND RESIDENT; MY SON CATCHES THE BUS AT EIGHT IN THE MORNING. I'M CONCERNED WITH THE FIVE THOUSAND CARS AGAIN IF WESTMORELAND IS BEING TIED INTO THE MIDDLE OF THIS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=MIDDLE OF THIS.]
[SOT=20:09:04]
[IN Q=If traffic]

((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; IF TRAFFIC ON WESTMORELAND IS A CONCERN TO THEM, IT IS TO US TOO. AND WE HAVE TO CUL DE SAC THAT SO THAT THERE IS NO THROUGH TRAFFIC. THAT'S A GIVEN. THAT'S A COMMITMENT. NO PROBLEM.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=NO PROBLEM.]

Some neighbors fear their property vaules will drop. And some small businesses fear strong arm tactics from the big competitor.
[SOT=19:34:07]
[IN Q=THEY ARE KNOWN]

((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE; THEY USE SOME NOT SO NECESSARILY FAR METHODS OF COMPETITION AND HAVE BEEN CITED IN SEVERAL CASES LEGALLY ABOUT PRICE FIXING AND SO FORTH THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=THE UNITED STATES.]
[SOT=20:10:05]
[IN Q=I'VE BEEN IN]

((I'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH HOME DEPOT AND IN A NUMBER OF PLACES, WE HAVE FOUND THAT NOT TO BE THE CASE. WE HAVE FOUND WHERE THEY HAVE ACTUALLY GENERATED MORE BUSINESS FOR THE SMALLER BUSINESSES THAT ARE THERE. AND I THINK THAT'S THE CASE THAT WE CAN WORK ON HERE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=WORK ON HERE.]))

[STAND-UP/20:39:33] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; AFTER HEARING THE PROS AND CONS OF THE MATTER, THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECIDED TO WAIT UNTIL HOME DEPOT COMPLETES ITS ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECT. THAT'S SET TO HAPPEN A WEEK FROM FRIDAY. THAT PLANNING COMMISSION WILL THEN VOTE ON THE REZONING REQUEST AT AN AUGUST 17TH MEETING. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [Birthdays]
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[Out-Q=Wed.]
[RUNS=:55]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[super=13-Edward Martin/Yamato Director]
[SUPER=39-Nami Hirose/Yamato Member]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



(I'll call for video)
(**Note- I may decide not to use vid, I'll know once I'm there)



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[E-Night-Out]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-53 34:03]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


It was the nation's night to fight back against Crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Crime PREVENTION was the focus of the National Night Out.
Communities across southwest Virginia and the country learned how to make themselves safer.
In Danville, the fun and educational program had a Mayberry theme-- complete with the Mayberry deputy.
Children and their parents could play games, check out fire engines, and pick up important information about community groups.
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[SOT 51:31-:44]
[IN Q=It brings neighborhood watch]

((STEVE ANDERSON/DANVILLE CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER: IT BRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH OTHERS, THEY LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER. END RESULT: THEY'RE BUYING INTO THE COMMUNITY, LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER BETTER, AND LEARNING SOMETHING IN A FUN-FILLED WAY HOPEFULLY.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Anderson/Danville Crime Prevention Officer;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=fun-filled way hopefully.]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-Rke-Night-Out]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-52 53:06]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanokers also celebrated the Night Out.
The Trinity Lutheran Church hosted a bake sale... complete with ice cream.
Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a Neighborhood Watch sign.
Police officers distributed badges to the children.
Some had a little trouble juggling their food and badge at the same time.
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[E-Farm-Education]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:20:16]
[GRAPHIC=Environmental Health]


State authorities are using legal threats to get farmers to clean up their water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Extension Agent Steve Britt says as part of the Farm-A-Syst program, farmers can ask for a free inspection to spotlight potential sources of water pollution.
Chemicals such as petroleum, fertilizer and animal waste leak into groundwater and drinking water.
Even if inspectors find something there will be no penalty.
Britt also urged farmers to keep their cattle out of creeks so they will not be blamed for e-coli.
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[SOT 12:12:30]
[IN Q=We'd like to]

((WE'D LIKE TO SEE FARMERS TAKE A PROACTIVE STEP RATHER THAN RATHER THAN RELY ON LEGISLATION TO GET CATTLE OUT OF THE CREEKS AND PONDS AND THIS TYPE OF THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Britt/Extension Agent;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=this type of things]
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[VO-NAT]


On the other hand, if neighbors complain to the Department of Agriculture -- farmers who pollute will face penalties.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Salem Avalanche take the early lead, but struggle through last night's game with the Danville 97's.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And good morning]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[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]


After days of silence, the mother of one of the babies switched at birth at UVa's medical center spoke out yesterday.
Paula Johnson and her attorney said no permanent agreement has been reached yet concerning visitation and custody.
Johnson also said her primary concern right now is for the children involved.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Charges have been reduced against a 19-year-old charged in a Floyd County murder last year.
Yesterday a judge agreed with defense attorneys that robbery was not a motive in the murder of Stanley Harmon Senior.
Now Mark Anthony Beavers faces a first degree murder charge, NOT a capital murder charge.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a developer wants to turn some South Roanoke COunty land into the home of a Home Depot hardware store.
21 businesses and 10 homeowners whose property skirts the project at 419 and Brambleton have already signed options agreeing to sell.
But others are saying the development would decrease property values and hurt small businesses.
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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]

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