[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Monica Lewinsky speaks her peace today to a federal grand jury.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Buena Vista couple waits for results of genetic testing on their grandaughter, believed to have been switched at birth.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Clear skies and light winds are once again making conditions pleasant for your morning commute.
Just ditto yesterday's forecast---lots of sun and highs near 90.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-56; TC 13:47]
[GRAPHIC=baby swap]


The maternal grandparents of Rebecca Chittum now say they WILL allow DNA testing on the little girl they've raised as their grandaughter.
The parents of Whitney Rogers previously said they wouldn't allow the testing.
But now they want to bring closure to the case of the switched babies at the UVA Medical Center.
Eric Earnhart has reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was a painful]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00-quick]
[SUPER=01-Linda Rogers/Grandmother; :12]
[SUPER=01-W. T. Robey/Rogers' Attorney; :34]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tuesday; :45-quick]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Johnson/Mother's Attorney; :56]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=ee, News 7]

((It was a painful decision, that brought back memories of the accident that took the life of Kevin Chittum, Whitney Rogers and 5 others...
Linda Rogers, Rebecca's grandmother, says community support helps them cope.

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[SOT 00:02:42]
[IN Q=I'd like to thank]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER; I'D LIKE TO THANK GOD, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME DURING THE TRAGIC DEATH OF WHITNEY.(07) AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THESE TWO FAMILIES, THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS MAY GROW UP TO LIVE AS NORMAL A LIFE AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=as possible]


The Rogers' attorney says, not only do they want to know whose biological child Rebecca is... they want to know to know what happened.
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[SOT 00:01:03]
[IN Q=the state police]

((W. T. ROBEY/ROGER'S ATTORNEY; THE STATE POLICE HAVE REQUESTED AND THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAVE REQUESTED DNA AND I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THIS MORNING THAT THE ROGERS HAVE SAID THEY WILL COOPERATE IN EVERY REASONABLE WAY.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=every reasonable way]


Paula Johnson, the other mother involved, and her attorney, also pledged their cooperation... and they said the children should NOT immediately be told the results... but be given time to adjust...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It doesn't have]

((CYNTHIA JOHNSON/MOTHER'S ATTORNEY; IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED, WE CAN MAKE IT SIMPLE AND IT'S MY PERSONAL GOAL TO DO THAT. WE HAVE TO KEEP IT SO THOSE CHILDREN DON'T END UP IN ROOMS LIKE THIS WHEN THEY'RE 17 YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=17 years old]


DNA testing began immediately... but no one knows how long it will be before the results are released.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[E-Bassett-Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Another apparel maker is going out of business in Southside Virginia.
Bassett-Walker's Stuart factory will eliminate all 264 jobs when it closes its doors.
But the company maker says most of those employees should be able to find work at the main factory in Henry County.


That plant employs some three-thousand people.


This is the sixth plant Bassett-Walker has closed this year.[clinton-Lewinsky]


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


After six months in the spotlight, Monica Lewinsky gets the chance to tell her story.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]

[4:04:38 ]
She's scheduled to appear before the grand jury today to discuss her relationship with President Clinton.
She will testify under a grant of immunity from prosecution and her appearance may last only one day.
Sources say she'll tell the panel the two did have sex in the White House.
President Clinton denies it.
Mr. Clinton is scheduled to give own video taped testimony next week.
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[dow]


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


Prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed lower today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Meantime it's been a walk on the wild side for Wall Street.
Yesterday, the stock market staged a comeback in the last hour of trading to end its steep slide with a gain of nearly 60 points.
The dow edged back into positive trading after Tuesday's nearly 3-hundred point plunge -- it's worst session of the year.
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[IRAQ ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-h]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


IRAQ today said it has stopped a team of U-N weapons inspectors from carrying out its searches for banned weapons in Baghdad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[10 newspath from yesterday 10:08:28]
The move follows Saddam Hussein's decision to stop cooperating with weapon's inspectors.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[4:19:05]
At the U-N today, chief weapons inspector Richard Butler will brief the security council on the new stand-off.
He met with U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan yesterday.
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[CAMPER-murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


North Carolina authorities say they have captured the suspect in the killings of two campers over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pekin, NC;]

[4:12:06] James Finley Junior was arrested last night near a hunting lodge, ending a six-day manhunt in a national forest.
Finley is accused of killing two campers who were found shot and slashed Sunday in western North Carolina.
Finley is said to be an admirer of Eric Rudolph, the suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
Rudolph has been eluding authorities in the North Carolina mountains.
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[E-Goldman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Democratic activist takes issue with attorney general Mark Earley's decision to ask the state Supreme Court to resolve convtroversy over legislative pay raises.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Paul Goldman also chastised the General Assembly for failing to resolve the issue.
He said lawmakers would save taxpayers some money if they met and worked out an agreement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think if they do that.]

((PAUL GOLDMAN/DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I THINK IF THEY DO THAT, THE PUBLIC WILL BE MORE WILLING TO ACCEPT WHAT SOLUTION THEY'RE GOING TO PROPOSE. BUT IF THEIR IDEA IS 'NO, IT DOESN'T MATTER WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING, EARLY SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE ANYTHING BUT HE DID IT, BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO SHOW HIM HOW TO BE REAL POLITICIANS AND JUST STONEWALL THE WHOLE THING', FIGURE IT WILL GO AWAY, THAT'S A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND THAT'S JUST RAISING THE COST TO THE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Democratic Strategist;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=cost to the people.]
[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]


Earley's office had no response.


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, high school cheerleaders gear up for football season in Blacksburg.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=you in a bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Bedford Co.;]
[SUPER=13-Don Smith/Antique Boat Owner;]
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[E-Bomb-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-54 41:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg officials breathed a sigh of relief after discovering that a child's toy was behind a bomb scare yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Around ten workers in the Fort Avenue branch noticed a beeping sound coming from a large package.
They immediately took the box outside, evacuated the building and called the police.
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[SOT 11:18:53]
[IN Q=They're trained in]

((LT. G.R. BALLOWE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY'RE TRAINED IN HOW TO BE ALERTED TO THOSE KINDS OF PACKAGES. THEY HAVE A PROFILE FOR A PACKAGE THAT WOULD POSSIBLY CONTAIN A BOMB, AND WHEN THEY HEARD THE BEEPING SOUND BEING EMITTED FROM THE BOX, THAT FIT THE PROFILE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. G. R. Ballowe/Lynchburg Police Department; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=fit the profile.]
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[VO-NAT]


A bomb- sniffing dog was called in but did not detect any explosives.
Police later opened the package and found a toy laser gun that was being mailed to a Lynchburg family from an address in Ohio.
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[S-Fire-Station]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-53 34:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Blacksburg businessman is answering the call of firefighters who want to save the town's fire station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;]


Town council recently secured a contract to have the downtown site demolished within the next few weeks.
It's a move that has upset some older fire fighters.
The site would either be used for parking or as space for centralized trash dumpsters.
A Blacksburg volunteer fire fighter says businessman Vernon Baker approached town officials yesterday about buying or leasing the building to prevent it from being torn down.
The same fireman says he was also told by a town official that plans to demolish the building have been temporarily put on hold.

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


In today's Health Check, more encouraging news for patients battling breast cancer.
Rick Jackson has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=GM]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
YET ANOTHER DRUG IS SHOWING PROMISE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE DRUG IS CALLED CLODRONATE, AND IT IS ALREADY BEING USED TO PREVENT BONE LOSS IN CANCER PATIENTS.
BUT A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THE DRUG ALSO PREVENTED BREAST CANCER FROM SPREADING TO BONES AND OTHER ORGANS... WHEN USED IN COMBINATION WITH STANDARD CANCER TREATMENTS.
DOCTORS SAY CLODRONATE CUT THE NUMBER OF BREAST CANCER DEATHS BY TWO-THIRDS.. AMONG WOMEN AT THE MOST RISK OF GETTING NEW TUMORS.
HOWEVER, SCIENTISTS SAY LENGTHIER STUDIES ARE NEEDED.
THE DRUG IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
PEOPLE WHO SNORE ARE OFTEN MADE FUN OF, BUT DOCTORS SAY THE CONDITION IS NO LAUGHING MATTER.
A REPORT PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S THORAX MAGAZINE FOUND THAT YOUNG MEN WHO SNORE AND WHO WERE CONSTANTLY SLEEPY DURING THE DAY...WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE OF HEART DISEASE.
BUT NIGHTTIME SNORERS WHO REMAINED WIDE AWAKE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS WERE NOT AT ANY GREATER RISK FOR HEART PROBLEMS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND LIFE DOESN'T HAVE TO BECOME A BLUR NOW THAT YOU ARE GETTING OLDER.
ACCORDING TO AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF DOCTORS...ELDERLY PEOPLE CAN MAINTAIN GOOD EYESIGHT BY EATING FOODS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANT CAROTENOIDS.
RESEARCHERS SAY THESE CHEMICALS-- FOUND IN EGGS, CORN, AND PEPPERS-- PROTECT EYE TISSUE FROM BECOMING DAMAGED.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Bedford Co.]
[super=13-Jim Gilbertson/Antique Boat Owner]
[SUPER=11-Bedford Co.]
[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Monica Lewinsky is said to be ready to tell the grand jury about her relationship with President Clinton.
She's scheduled to testify today and sources say the former intern will say she did have sexual encounters with Clinton inside the White House.
Mr. Clinton denied it.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Iraq says it has stopped a U-N weapons inspections team from carrying out searches for banned weapons.
The defiant move comes a day after Saddam Hussein ended cooperation with the U-N to protest sanctions.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And a lawyer in the case of two Virginia girls apparently switched at birth says there's an agreement now to do a genetic test on one of the children.
The grandparents of Rebecca Chittum had previously refused to agree to the test to determine if the girl is their blood relative.
Lawyer Pete Robey says they agreed to allow the test in the hopes the results will bring closure.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, August 6th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[babies-dna]


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


The maternal grandparents of one of two girls apparently switched at birth at a University of Virginia hospital has agreed to let the state do tests to determine if Rebecca Chittum is their blood relative.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


The parents of Whitney Rogers had previously refused to agree to the tests, but family lawyer Pete Robey says they agreed to allow the tests in the hope the results will bring closure.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4;]


It was a painful decision, that brought back memories of the accident that took the life of Whitney, and Rebecca's father Kevin Chittum, as well as five others.
Linda Rogers says community support helps them cope.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd like to]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER; I'D LIKE TO THANK GOD, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME DURING THE TRAGIC DEATH OF WHITNEY.(07) AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THESE TWO FAMILIES, THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS MAY GROW UP TO LIVE AS NORMAL A LIFE AS POSSIBLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Linda Rogers/Grandmother;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=life as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Paula Johnson, the other mother involved, and her attorney, also pledged their cooperation.
DNA testing began immediately... but no one knows how long it will be before the results are released.
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[2-CLINTON-LEWINSKY]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


It's the day the White House has been dreading.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]


Monica Lewinsky is expected to go before a federal grand jury and testify about her relationship with President Clinton.
Last night Lewinsky left Prosecutor Ken Starr's office, after yet another day of preparation for her appearance.
Lewinsky is expected to tell the grand jury:
She DID have a sexual relationship with the President, they agreed to deny it AND Mr. Clinton suggested she get rid of gifts he sent her that were under subpoena.
But she is also reportedly ready to deny she was offered a job in exchange for silence.
Meanwhile, President Clinton gathered with Democratic Congressional leaders in a long-planned meeting.
The agenda: social security, healthcare and education. Officials say Monica Lewinsky never came up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: "HE HAS SAID HE'S GOING TO TESTIFY, WE HAVE KNOWN THAT AND WE SUPPORT HIM IN THAT. AND WHAT WE SAY IS THAT'S ALL NEEDS TO BE DONE." ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Richard Gephardt/(D) House Minority Leader;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=ALL NEEDS TO BE DONE.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton is scheduled to give his video taped testimony next week.
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[E-Market-Drop]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:22:50]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


A positive finish for the Dow yesterday follwoing the market's worst point loss this year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained 60 points when the final bell rang.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In Roanoke, investors took the market zig zags in stride.
So did stockbroker Tom Dunkenberger, who predicted that the good times are far from over.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11 17 25]
[IN Q=some of the smartest]

((TOM DUNKENBERG/WHEAT FIRST UNION: SOME OF THE SMARTEST FINANCIAL MINDS IN THE WORLD HAVE SAID THE NEXT TEN YEARS WILL BE THE GREATEST YEARS IN WORLD HISTORY FOR GROWTH TECHNOLOGY, INGENUITY, WE'RE ONLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Union;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=THE SURFACE]
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[VO-NAT]


Ed Triplett is an investor who has been in the market for 20-years.
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[SOT 12 12 31]
[IN Q=you wish you]

((ED TRIPLETT/INVESTOR: YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE IT COMING SO YOU COULD MAKE MOVES THAT ARE TAILORED TO A PARTICULAR DAY LIKE THAT. BUT MOST OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT I HAVE ARE LONGER TERM -- 5-10-15 YEARS -- AND I PUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY INTO THE MARKET EVERY MONTH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE MARKET IS GOING UP OR DOWN. ))
[SUPER=01-Ed Triplett/Investor;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=up or down]
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[VO-NAT]


Both investors and experts agree the best strategy is investing for the long term.
So far this year, the stock market is up almost eight percent.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


It looks as though the lion did his job and chased away the bear market at the opening bell yesterday morning.
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[2-IRAQ ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


A defiant move by Iraq.
Baghdad says today it stopped a U-N weapons inspection team from doing its job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[10 newspath from yesterday 10:08:28]
The action came one day after Saddam Hussein froze cooperation with inspectors to protest eight years of economic sanctions against his country.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[4:19:05]
At the U-N today, chief weapons inspector Richard Butler will brief the security council on the new stand-off.
He met with U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan yesterday.
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[FLOODING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-U]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


After the worst flooding in decades, residents of Marion, Indiana, are watching a river recede.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marion, IL;]

[4:07:09]
Twenty families were forced from their homes yesterday when a seven-inch rainfall pushed the river over its banks.
Marion's business district was also flooded.
Although another inch or two of rain is in today's forecast officials don't think any more people will be chased from their homes.
The river receded about a half a foot last night.
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[2-E-Bassett-Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]


Another business shut-down in Southside Virginia.
Bassett-Walker's Stuart factory is closing down the plant and eliminating all 264 jobs.
But the apparel maker says most of those employees should be able to find work at the main factory in Henry County.


That plant employs some three-thousand people.


This is the sixth plant Bassett-Walker has closed this year.[E-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-41 1:59:45]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim]


Governor Jim Gilmore is keeping his attention on the state's mental health facilities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The governor met with his mental health team yesterday, including directors of the state's psychiatric hospitals and mental retardation centers.
Gilmore said he would appoint a special commission to figure out ways to improve those institutions and also address the needs of community mental health programs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We need you to be open]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE NEED YOU TO BE OPEN TO OUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS MATTER AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT LEADERSHIP AS WELL. THE COMMISSION WILL REQUIRE YOUR EXPERTISE. AT THE SAME TIME THEY WILL BE TRYING TO GET THEIR PEOPLE TOGETHER TO GIVE US AN ADDITIONAL POINT OF VIEW.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=point of view.]
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[VO-NAT]


The state will also hire a consultant to develop a master plan for the mental health system.
Gilmore's set aside 800-thousand dollars for that study.
The special commission's findings are due by December first.
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[2-E-Goldman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Attorney General Mark Earley is drawing fire from a Democratic activist who says Earley shouldn't have taken the convtroversy over legislative pay raises to the state's high court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Paul Goldman also chastised the General Assembly for failing to resolve the issue.
He said lawmakers would save taxpayers some money if they met and worked out an agreement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think if they do that.]

((PAUL GOLDMAN/DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I THINK IF THEY DO THAT, THE PUBLIC WILL BE MORE WILLING TO ACCEPT WHAT SOLUTION THEY'RE GOING TO PROPOSE. BUT IF THEIR IDEA IS 'NO, IT DOESN'T MATTER WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING, EARLY SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE ANYTHING BUT HE DID IT, BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO SHOW HIM HOW TO BE REAL POLITICIANS AND JUST STONEWALL THE WHOLE THING', FIGURE IT WILL GO AWAY, THAT'S A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND THAT'S JUST RAISING THE COST TO THE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Democratic Strategist;]
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[OUT Q=cost to the people.]
[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]


Earley's office had no response.

[Birthdays]
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[out= back to you.]




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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Bedford Co.;]
[SUPER=13-Don Smith/Antique Boat Owner;]
[SUPER=11-Bedford Co.;]



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[COMM #6]



[S-Hale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-55 23:17]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


More testimony today at a Roanoke murder trial involving a teenager.
The accused, 15 year old Jawawn Hale, was on the witness stand yesterday.
He told the judge about fights he had had with the victim, Michael Andrews.
The first one involved a basketball game the MORNING on January 6th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 6]


Later that day Andrews lay dead in the driveway of Hale's home on Southern Hills Drive.
In the first altercation, Hale testified he managed to free himself from Andrews grasp and run.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Hale said he then when home and got his gun.
He claims it was because he was afraid his little brother might find it and hurt himself.
He said his arm was covering his face when the shots were fired.
When police arrived, Hale admitted he'd shot Andrews.

[E-Carmike-Cinema]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a bit behind schedule, but some Roanokers say it was well worth the wait.
The Valley has a new ten screen multi- plex theater at Tanglewood Mall.
And today you can check out the new theater and catch a movie for 25 cents.
David Johnson has more on opening day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=before the first]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Thomas/Carmike Cinemas; :22]
[SUPER=01-Karen Ata/First In Line; :42]
[SUPER=01-John Pedigo/Movie Fan; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Linda McNutt/Tanglewood Mall Spokeswoman; 1:16]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=dj, n7.]

(( Before the first movie hit the screen, workers were busy putting the finishing touches on Carmike Cinema's newest 10-plex. They popped popcorn and prepared drinks. Movie goers got their money's worth while checking out the new theater. The first night's one dollar admission included the movie and refreshments. Inside, this state of the art theater includes stadium seating and digital sound.
[SOT=12:51:09]
[IN Q=THE T-H-X]

((KEVIN THOMAS/CARMIKE CINEMAS; THE T-H-X SOUND LETS YOU HEAR THE AUDITORIUM THE WAY THE DIRECTOR WANTED YOU TO HEAR THE MOVIE. IF YOU HEAR AN EXPLOSION BEHIND YOU, YOU'LL HEAR IT DIRECTLY BEHIND YOU. IF YOU HEAR A HELICOPTER FLY BY, IT'LL FLY RIGHT PAST YOUR LEFT EAR JUST LIKE IF YOU WERE STANDING RIGHT THERE WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=EVERYTHING HAPPENING.]

The lines were long as people waited for more than two hours to go inside.
[SOT=17:27:54]
[IN Q=IT'S A DOLLAR]

((KAREN ATA/FIRST IN LINE; IT'S A DOLLAR A TICKET WITH POPCORN AND DRINK. IT'S A CHEAP NIGHT AND I BROUGHT MY DAUGHTER. WE DECIDED TO MAKE A NIGHT OF IT. JUST GET OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=SOME FUN.]

Movie goers were not disappointed after getting a glimpse of Tanglewood's latest attraction.
[SOT=13:05:47 - 13:05:56]
[IN Q=WITH THE EXCEPTION]

((JOHN PEDIGO/MOVIE GOER; WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GRANDIN, THIS WILL PROBABLY BE THE ONLY PLACE I'LL COME TO.)) ((I HOPE THAT THEY'LL KEEP IT CLEAN AND I HOPE IT GOES WELL. I THINK IT WILL. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG SMASH. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HERE. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MY FAVORITE MOVIER OF THE YEAR SO FAR, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, IN T-H-X.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=IN T-H-X.]
[SOT=17:43:11]
[IN Q=THERE'S 1450 SEATS]

((LINDA MCNUTT/TANGLEWOOD MALL; THERE'S 1450 SEATS FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND ENJOY MOVIES AND WE'RE HOPING THAT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL WANT TO EAT SOMETHING AND BUY SOMETHING BEFORE OR AFTER THE MOVIE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=THE MOVIE.]))

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO THE NEW MULTI-PLEX WORKS WELL WITH TANGLEWOOD'S ONGOING RENOVATION PLANS AND EFFORTS TO BECOME THE MAIN ATTRACTION MALL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))

[E-Lake-Debris]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-49 1:09:15]
[GRAPHIC=Smith mountain lake]


Smith Mountain Lake residents are welcoming the clean-up of their water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

A crane is removing logs and other trash from the shoreline. Contractors say the project will take six weeks-- they hope to cover about 100 miles of shore. Some property owners say this is a great help to them because the trash is not JUST an eyesore.
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[SOT TC 00:21:58- 00:22:11]
[IN Q=It's so frustrating to come down every morning]

((NANCY ZAVATSKY/PROPERTY OWNER:IT'S SO FRUSTRATING TO COME DOWN EVERY MORNING AND SEE THIS WOOD THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN USE YOUR COVE AND OFTEN TIMES WE CAN'T EVEN SWIM OFF OUR DOCK BECAUSE THE DEBRIS IS COMING IN AND COMING OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Zavatsky/Property Owner;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=coming in and coming out]
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[VO-NAT]

The policy advisory board for the lake area launched the 70- thousand dollar project. The cleanup focuses on the upper part of the Roanoke river. Debris will be transported to a Bedford landfill.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Sammy Sosa rounds the bases for the 43-rd time this year.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My how time]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=care everybody.]



[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]


The waiting begins after the maternal grandparents of a girl believed to have been switched at birth approved DNA testing.
Rebecca Chittum's grandparents agreed to the testing yesterday in the hopes it would bring closure to the case.
The testing took place immediately, but no one knows when the results will be available.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia's mental health facilities are still under the magnifying glass of Governor Jim Gilmore.
Yesterday Gilmore met with mental hospital directors from across the state.
He says he will appoint a special commission and has set aside 800-thousand dollars to improve mental facilities in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Democratic activist says Attorney General Mark Earley should NOT have taken the fight over legislative pay raises to Virginia's Supreme Court.
But Paul Goldman also had harsh words for the General Assembly yesterday -- saying lawmakers should work out the issue on their own and save taxpayers some money.
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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)