[Lewinsky-Clinton]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- ROLL LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


Nine days in advance of President Clinton's video taped testimony to a federal grand jury, Monica Lewinsky has told her story under oath.
Drew Levinson reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting]
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[CAMPAIGN-FINANCE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-n]
[GRAPHIC=Janet Reno]


Attorney general Janet Reno has been cited for contempt of congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4;09]
Yesterday's action, by the House committee investigating Democratic fundraising abuses, followed bitter partisan debate.
At issue: Reno's refusal to surrender documents recommending she appoint an independent counsel.
The full house won't vote on the contempt citation until next month, if at all.
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[RESIGNATION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-M;from tape 98-49]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


The principal at Staunton River High School has resigned amid controversy involving students and unfair grading.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


Questions were raised last week when some students received certificates of completion even though they had not completed enough work.
Principal James Phares (Ferris) is not accepting the blame but decided to step down to help the school get back on track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's controversial]

(( JAMES PHARES/STAUNTON RIVER PRINCIPAL: IT'S CONTROVERSIAL AND I'M SORRY IT OCCURRED... BUT I'M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR MY TENURE AT STAUNTON RIVER.
JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I'M NOT SURE THIS WILL LAY ANY CONTROVERSY TO REST. I THINK THIS WILL EASE PARENTS' MINDS WHO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT STAUNTON RIVER HIGH SCHOOL. ))
[SUPER=01-James Phares/Staunton River Principal;]
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Schools Superintendent; :11]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=CONCERNS ABOUT sTAUNTON RIVER HS.]
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[VO-NAT]


A state auditor will investigate and see what changes need to be made to make sure students don't get credit for work they don't do.
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[E-B'burg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-54 41:56]
[GRAPHIC=fatal ax]


Authorities in Blacksburg will have to wait for autopsy results to determine what killed a man whose body was found yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The body of 48- year old Jerry Wayne Jones was found inside a van on Farmview Road, around eight o'clock last night.

Authorities say Jones apparently drifted off the side of the road, through a yard and down a ravine before coming to a halt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now]

((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: RIGHT NOW, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANY FOUL PLAY, RIGHT NOW IT SIMPLY LOOKS LIKE A MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITY, WE WILL CONTINUE OUR INVESTIGATION, IF THERE IS ONE, AN AUTOPSY BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER, THEN IT SHOULD GIVE US A LOT OF INFORMATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=of information.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say a neighbor actually spotted the van a couple of hours earlier.
But did NOT contact police because they thought the person may have been cutting brush.
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[5-Hale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-52 37:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He maintained it was self defense.
But yesterday a Roanoke judge disagreed, and found 15-year-old Jawawn Hale guilty of SECOND-degree murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


An overflow crowd poured into the street yesterday morning... following the verdict at the Roanoke City Courthouse.
Sheriff's deputies and city police kept an eye on the crowd, but there were no problems.
Andrews had been an aspiring artist at Patrick Henry High School... though Hale's attorneys portrayed the 20-year old victim as a bully who liked to pick fights with smaller young men.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hale was not sentenced yesterday. He faces up to 22-years in prison.

[E-L'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-48 1:05:11]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


A lighter in the hands of a 5-year-old sparked the blaze at a Lynchburg apartment building yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


The first crews to arrive at the Forest Brook Apartments around noon found smoke and flames coming from a second floor window.
That's where a young girl had set a pile of clothes on fire in a bedroom closet.
Her mother tried extinguishing the blaze with a pitcher of water but was driven back by the smoke and flames.
Firefighters had it under control in about ten minutes.
Two other apartments suffered smoke and water damage.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the New England Patriots heat things up- and get a little hot under the collar- at training camp.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
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[SUPER=13-Susan Durrer/Northwest Child Dev. Center;]
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(**Note** it runs 2:15 but just run it until you hear me start to wrap it up and head for the break)



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[E-RTO-Study]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-43 1:45:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investing in rent-to-own products may NOT be such a wise idea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A survey of four rent-to-own stores shows their interest rates can be very high...
If you bought a 19 inch television at a department store the price would be about 200 dollars.
That same television rented weekly could cost more than 900 dollars at some local Rent to own stores. Survey officials say consumers often don't know what they're getting into.
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[SOT 00:10:41- 00:10:56]
[IN Q=I think most people]

((HENRY WOODWARD/LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ROANOKE VALLEY:I THINK MOST PEOPLE WHO USE THIS INDUSTRY AS A WAY TO ACQUIRE BELONGINGS DO IT MORE OUT OF DESPERATION THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND REALLY THEY PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS OF WHAT THEY'RE GETTING INTO BUT THEY HAVE LITTLE CHOICE ANYHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Woodward/Legal Aid of Roanoke Valley]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=they have little choice anyhow]
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[VO-NAT]

A-P-R financing at the local stores can be more than five times that of credit card rates.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, heart failure is claiming the lives of FEWER elderly Americans.
Rick Jackson has details in today's Health check.
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((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
THE UNITED STATES IS SEEING A GRADUAL DROP; IN THE NUMBER OF ELDERLY PEOPLE DYING OF HEART FAILURE.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS THE RATE OF DEATH CAUSED BY HEART FAILURE - FELL 8-PERCENT... BETWEEN 1988 AND 1995.
THE BIGGEST DECLINE WAS AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS.. 65-YEARS AND OLDER.
HEALTH OFFICIALS CITE IMPROVED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TREATMENTS, AND BETTER ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE... FOR THE DECLINING NUMBER OF HEART-RELATED DEATHS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A TYPE OF GERM WARFARE IS BEING WAGED RIGHT IN YOUR OWN HOME-- AND IRONICALLY, HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS MAY BE HELPING HARMFUL BACTERIA TO WIN THE FIGHT.
SCIENTISTS SAY SOAPS AND LOTIONS CONTAINING ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS COULD BE TRIGGERING A GENETIC CHANGE IN BACTERIA-- MAKING THEM HIGHLY DRUG RESISTANT.
THIS POSES A MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEM.. SINCE ANTI-BIOTICS HAVE BECOME LESS EFFECTIVE AT KILLING DANGEROUS GERMS.
`BOSTON' RESEARCHERS ARE SO CONCERNED.. THEY PLAN TO COLLECT BACTERIA FROM PEOPLE'S HOMES AND TEST THEM FOR DRUG RESISTANCY.//
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IF HUMOR IS NOT GETTING RID OF THAT FROWN...MAYBE AN EYEBROW MAKEOVER WILL DO THE TRICK.
SCIENTISTS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW TREATMENT FOR DROOPING AND AGING EYEBROWS.
IT INVOLVES INJECTIONS OF A PROTEIN THAT WEAKENS THE DOWNWARD PULL OF EYEBROW MUSCLES...
DOCTORS SAY THE PROCEDURE ALLOWS THE BROWS TO SPRING BACK TO THEIR YOUTHFUL POSITION.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[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]


Monica Lewinsky has set the stage for President Clinton's grand jury testimony August 17th.
Sources say Lewinsky told the panel yesterday she and Clinton DID have sex at the White House.
Clinton has denied that in his sworn testimony in the Paula Jones lawsuit.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A principal at a Bedford County High School steps down following complaints that some students were receiving credit for work they did not do.
Stauton River High School principal James Phares (Ferris) says he did nothing wrong, but believes his resignation will help the school move past the controversy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


As the University of Virginia Medical Center continues to investigate how two babies were switched three years ago, there is word that the two families involved may meet this weekend.
A published report today says they will meet on Sunday.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Lewinsky-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- ROLL LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


The Washington grand jury probing possible presidential obstruction of justice, may want to hear more from Monica Lewinsky.
Her lawyer says she hasn't been told yet if she'll be called back.
The former White House intern spent about six hours testifying yeserday.
A legal source says in her testimony, Lewinsky described sexual encounters with President Clinton inside the White House.
Drew Levinson joins us with an update.
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[2-CAMPAIGN-FINANCE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-K]
[GRAPHIC=Janet Reno]


It was a history-making day in Washington yesterday as the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee voted to hold Attorney General Janet Reno in contempt of Congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


Reno refuses to turn over an internal Justice Department report that recommends she appoint a special prosecutor to look into campaign finance abuses by high ranking officials in the Clinton Administration.
In a near party line vote, 24 Republicans voted yes, while 18 Democrats and one independent voted no.
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(( REP. DAN BURTON: I HAD HOPED THAT THE... VERY SORRY THAT SHE HASNT.
HENRY WAXMAN:IS THAT WHAT WE'VE COME TO...CHAIRMAN WANTS.))
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Waxman/(D) California; :08]
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[VO-NAT]


The matter still needs to go before the full House which is just about to break for the summer.
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[IRAQ-WARNING]


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


President Clinton says Iraq won't see an end to sanctions until it cooperates with U-N weapons inspectors.
Mr. Clinton warns that continued defiance will deny Iraqi leaders what they want most.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; ]

[4:12:31]
Saddam Hussein has slapped a freeze on cooperation with the inspectors.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The U-N Security Council yesteday condemned the action, calling it "totally unacceptable."
Still, the U-N Secretary suggested it may be time for a comprehensive reassessment of inspections and sanctions.
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[Phares]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last week a controversy erupted at Staunton River High School.
Some students had received certificates of completion, but they had not done enough work to earn those certificates.

As Scott Goldberg reports, last night that controversy led to the resignation of the school's principal, James Phares (Ferris).
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Phares/Staunton River Principal;:02]
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[SUPER=01-Nicole Sheppard/Staunton River Parent;:24]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Saunders/Staunton River Parent;:32]
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((JAMES PHARES/STAUNTON RIVER PRINCIPAL: IT'S CONTROVERSIAL AND I'M SORRY IT OCCURRED... BUT I'M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR MY TENURE AT STAUNTON RIVER.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=at Staunton River]


Phares said he feels good about what he accomplished as principal.
And parents with kids at Staunton River felt good about Phares...
Even if it was under his watch that students got credit for work they did not do.
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[IN Q=there's obviously]

((NICOLE SHEPPARD/STAUNTON RIVER PARENT: THERE'S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING THAT DID NOT GO RIGHT...BUT ACCEPTING HIS RESIGNATION IS PREMATURE.)) [RUNS08]
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((SANDY SAUNDERS: I'M VERY UPSET...CHILDREN LIKE AND RESPECT HIM.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=RESPECT HIM]


When he announced his intention to resign, Phares said he didn't do anything wrong.
But he knew the controversy surrounding Staunton River was getting deeper.
And he thought the best way for the school to get back on course was for the captain to abandon ship.
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((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I'M NOT SURE THIS WILL LAY ANY CONTROVERSY TO REST. I THINK THIS WILL EASE PARENTS' MINDS WHO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT STAUNTON RIVER HIGH SCHOOL.)) [RUNS11]
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Now a state auditor will look at the school and see what changes need to be made to make sure students don't get credit for work they don't do.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[2-E-B'burg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-54 41:56]
[GRAPHIC=fatal ax]


A car accident in Blacksburg yesterday opened a mystery of how the man at the wheel died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The body of 48- year old Jerry Wayne Jones was found inside a van on Farmview Road, around eight o'clock yesterday evening.
Authorities say Jones apparently drifted off the side of the road, through a yard and down a ravine before coming to a halt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now]

((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: RIGHT NOW, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANY FOUL PLAY, RIGHT NOW IT SIMPLY LOOKS LIKE A MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITY, WE WILL CONTINUE OUR INVESTIGATION, IF THERE IS ONE, AN AUTOPSY BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER, THEN IT SHOULD GIVE US A LOT OF INFORMATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=of information.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say a neighbor actually spotted the van a couple of hours earlier.
But did NOT contact police because they thought the person may have been cutting brush.
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[E-Hale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-52 39:17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It didn't take a Roanoke judge long to convict a Roanoke teen in a murder that occurred 7 months ago.
Second-degree murder was the conviction for 15-year Jawawn Hale yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Family and friends of Hale emerged from the courthouse, along with friends and relatives of the victim, Mike Andrews.
[SUPER=04-January 6;]


Hale admitted he fired the fatal shots- -claiming it was self defense... following a run-in the two had earlier that day.
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[E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=598-29 48:04]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


The families of two children believed to have been switched at birth will reportedly meet Sunday.
That's according to a Charlottesville newspaper.
Meantime, just how the switch occcurred continues to be a mystery.
Virginia's attorney general is NOT ready yet to address the question of what legal problems the University of Virginia Medical Center may face IF the switch turns out to have been an accident.
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital says Callie Johnson and Rebecca Chittum, two children who may have gone home with the wrong parents, could not have been switched by accident.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


But if they were, the medical center could be facing a lawsuit.
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[IN Q=I think it's really]

((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: I THINK IT'S REALLY TO EARLY AND TO PREMATURE TOO KNOW WHETHER THAT WAS A FAILURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA OR WHETHER IT WAS A DELIBERATE, CRIMINAL ACT. IT'S CERTAINLY A TRAGIC THING AND I CERTAINLY COMMEND THE FAMILIES WHO I THINK ARE TRYING TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF A DIFFICULT SITUATION.))
[SUPER=@Earley]
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[OUT Q=difficult situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another development in the case yesterday concerns court records of Paula Johnson and her former boyfriend Carlton Conley.
He was convicted last year of beating Johnson, the presumed biological mother of Rebecca Chittum.
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[Birthdays]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Susan Durrer/Northwest Child Dev. Center;]
[SUPER=13-Alfred Dowe/Peach Festival Co-Chair;]



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Kenya-explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]


A US Embassy official in Kenya says a bomb has gone off there.
Hundreds of people have been hurt and 9 are reported dead in the huge explosion today near the U-S Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
The blast has heavily damaged a building that houses private and government offices.

[E-gang-Commission]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-42 1:45:36]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore is taking on the timely issue of teens and crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, he met with the members of his NEW Partnership Commission, the group studying drugs, gangs and juvenile violence.
And he handed out some marching orders, saying the commission needs to find practical ways to make schools and neighborhoods safer.
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[IN Q=And the communities]
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=where they belong.]
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[VO-NAT]


Three of the 33 members on the panel are from the Roanoke Valley: Salem delegate Morgan Griffith, Roanoke commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell, and U.S. attorney Bob Crouch.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 15;]


The governor set this up two days after the incident at Richmond's Armstrong high school earlier this summer.
A teenager opened fire inside the building, wounding a teacher and a teacher's aide.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, a Roanoke gymnast brings home a national crown.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=care of yourself.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[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]


Principal James Phares (Ferris) resigned last night from his post at Staunton River High School.
The resignation comes one week after it was discovered that some students received certificates of completion WITHOUT doing the work to earn the certificates.
Phares says his resignation is NOT an admission of guilt, and that he is proud of his tenure at the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Blacksburg authorities want to know what killed a driver yesterday whose van drifted off of Fairview Road, through a yard, and down a ravine before coming to a stop.
The body of 48-year-old Jerry Wayne Jones was found INSIDE the van.
Police say an autopsy WILL be performed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The families of Callie Johnson and Rebecca Chittum will reportedly meet Sunday.
The two girls were believed to have been switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center 3 years ago.
The cause of the switch isn't yet known, and state Attorney General Mark Earley says it is too early to address just what legal action the hospital may face if the switch turns out to have been accidental.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[Promo]

[from 5-Grapes-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=598-27]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off OTS]


In tomorrow's Time Off...
While the hot, dry weather is taking a toll on some crops, the area's GRAPE harvest is still lush and green.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


The vinyards at Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County are thriving this year.
Winery officials say grapes can survive these semi- drought conditions because they have deep roots.
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[SOT 11:35:29]
[IN Q=Hot weather]

((BOB BURGIN/CHATEAU MORRISETTE: HOT WEATHER IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR GRAPES. HOT, DRY WEATHER, IT INCREASES THE SUGAR CONTENT, LOWERS THE ACID CONTENT AND INCREASES THE FLAVOR. SO, IF WE CAN GET AN OCCASIONAL SHOWER BETWEEN NOW AND HARVEST, WE'LL BE QUITE HAPPY.))
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But until the much- needed rain comes, one of Chateau Morrisette's vinyards IS irrigated.
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You can get a complete tour of the winery on "Time Off" this weekend on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

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