[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


An end to the search for an embassy-bombing victim who had called out to rescue crews.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a key resignation is reported in Giles County's government.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Partly cloudy outside right now, with some patchy fog.
Look for a bit more sunshine than we saw yesterday, with seasonable temperatures in the mid 80s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Williams]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-53 36:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Giles County Supervisor Bobby Williams is reportedly stepping down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/February 19;]


Williams was indicted in January on wire tapping charges and within hours attempted suicide.
His trial is scheduled for next month.
In the latest edition of the Virginian Leader, Williams is quoted as saying he's resigning to focus more time on his family and health.
Williams, who's been a member of the board for two and a half years, says his resignation will be effective August 21st.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Special prosecutor Gino Williams told News 7 last week if Supervisor Williams does resign he'll reevaluate the case because Williams would no longer be held to the higher standard of an elected official.

[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC 26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Danville man is in serious condition and another is behind bars after a shooting at an apartment complex yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday]


Danville Police say 29-year-old Antonio Lamonte Adams was found lying outside of a building at Southside Garden Apartments shortly after 6-thirty.
He had been shot in the back.
23-year-old Don Antonio Edmonds of Will Street was charged with malicious wounding in connection with the shooting.
Police say they don't yet know what sparked the shooting.
(------------)


[Willow-River-Watch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


As investigation continues, residents of Willow River Apartments are patroling their own neighborhood in hopes of preventing anymore fires.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Seven suspicious fires have occurred at the complex over the past couple of weeks. The worst was Sunday, when a whole building was nearly destroyed. So residents organized a watch which started the next night. Volunteers are armed with flashlights and walkie-talkies. They walk the premises in search of anything that looks suspicious. State and Salem police also continue to patrol the area. And authorities continue to interview and re-interview witnesses, trying to figure out what caused the fires. A ten year old who was arrested Friday in connection with an earlier fire has been denied bond.
(------------)





[E-Lake-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-46]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


Last night the Franklin County Planning Commission rejected plans for a condominium complex and convention center at Smith Mountain Lake.
As Tina Tenret reports -- lake residents made it clear they did NOT want the new facility.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have all seen]
[SUPER=01-Sam Edgerton/Lake Resident; :00]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dusty Rhodes/Developer's Attorney; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]
(((/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:37:08]
[IN Q=We have all seen]

((SAM EDGARSON/LAKE RESIDENT: WE HAVE ALL SEEN THE PROLIFERATION ... DISASTER.)) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=disaster]


Ed Waters owns Bridgewater Marina at Smith Mountain Lake.
Next door, he wants to build two six-story towers with 96 condominium units.
He says they would be privately owned second homes with three or four bedrooms each.
There would also be a conference center, athletic fields, swimming pools, and a parking garage -- all on five acres.
Developers say the resort will have a soft mediterranean look and be partially hidden from the road.
But local residents say there's already enough traffic, on the lake and on the nearby bridge.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:04:40]
[IN Q=Gentlemen]

((GENTLEMEN WE CAN'T STOP ... MAKE THE BEST PLANS FOR IT.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=FOR IT]))
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((FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE IDEA OF CONDOMINIUMS AND A CONFERENCE CENTER -- THERE'S STILL HOPE. THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CAN STILL APPROVE THE PROPOSAL, AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 18TH. TINA TENRET NEWS7.))

[AFRICA]


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


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright travels to Germany this morning to visit hospitalized victims of the embassy bombings in east Africa.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramstein AFB, Germany;]


She will also accompany the bodies of those killed when they are flown home.
A memorial service will be held for them tomorrow at Andrews Air Force base.
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;]


The death toll from the two blast in Kenya and Tanzania has now climbed to at least 250.
More bodies were pulled from the rubble this morning, including the body of a woman name Rose who rescuers had been searching for after hearing her voice.
(----------------)



[E-Bell-Atlantic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-54 55:48]
[GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic]


Bell Atlantic's Customer Service employees are headed back to work today -- after their short-lived strike came to an end yesterday.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The union announced it reached a tentative two-year contract with the company.
Under the deal, members of the Communications Workers of America will get higher wages, more job security and more vacation time.
They also get guarantees the company will outsource less work and won't force employees to put in too much overtime.


The union's local president has not read the contract's specifics.
But he said he trusted the people who negotiated the deal.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13 33 33]
[IN Q=WE HAVE]

((DAVID LAYMAN/PRESIDENT, CWA LOCAL 24066: WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN THEM, WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN OUR UNION AND WE HOPE THAT THE RIGHT THINGS WERE DNOE. ))
[SUPER=01-David Layman/CWA Local 24066 President;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=WERE DONE]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bell Atlantic said it wanted a quick end to the 2-day old strike so that its customers would not be inconvenienced by disruptions in service.
(-------------)



[AR-TRIAL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Even the judge admits the punishment does not fit the crime
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[skteches]
Yesterday Judge Ralph Wilson Junior ordered the two boys who fatally shot four students and a teacher at an Arkansas into the custody of the Arkansas juvenile justice system.
Judge Wilson judge cannot sentence the boys, but recommended 14 year old Mitchell Johnson and 12 year old Andrew Golden stay in detention center until they're 21.
Wilson says Arkansas law provides no penalty severe enough for the boys.
(----------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, NASCAR's hot wheelers take to the streets of New York City.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[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-Amy Billings/Park Interpreter; :23]
[SUPER=12-Patrick Co.; :50]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=for news 7 mornin']



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-55 27:32]
[GRAPHIC=rke co schools]


The debate is heating up again over school construction in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday, members of a new citizens group, "Blue Ribbon Backers" defended the plan for two south county high schools.
Members say the county should follow the recommendation of its own Blue Ribbon Committee, which called for two schools in its report last year.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:23:22]
[IN Q=Follow through on the 22]

((MICHELE MORGAN/BLUE RIBBON BACKERS: FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE 22 INDIVIDUALS' RECOMMENDATION. 2000 HOURS, 85 MEETINGS. THESE PEOPLE HAVE INVESTED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME FOR ALL OF ROANOKE COUNTY, AND ALL OF THE STUDENTS. LET'S GET ON WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Michele Morgan/Blue Ribbon Backers;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=Let's get on with it.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Other citizens who support a single south county high school say they have not tried to undermine the Blue Ribbon Committee, but they say more information has come to light since the committee completed its work.
The School Board will hear from both groups tomorrow night.

[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, new research is shedding light on chlamydia.
Rick Jackson takes a look at the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
TWO NEW STUDIES ARE SHEDDING LIGHT ON BACTERIAL INFECTIONS THAT CAN LINGER IN THE BODY UNDETECTED FOR DECADES.
VT=VO

((vo))
IN ONE STUDY...RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE IDENTIFIED A POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN A COMMON RESPITORY INFECTION CALLED CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE, AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
SCIENTISTS EXAMINED THE BRAINS OF 19 ALZHEIMER PATIENTS WHO DIED... AND FOUND THE CHLAMYDIA INFECTION IN 17 OF THEM.
THE ORGANISM WAS MOST NOTICEABLE IN PARTS OF THE BRAIN THAT CONTROL MEMORY.
MANY PEOPLE OFTEN CARRY CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE FROM CHILDHOOD WITHOUT EVER GETTING SICK.
RESEARCHERS ARE NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE BACTERIA TRAVELS FROM THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM TO THE BRAIN.//
VT=VO

((vo))
HEALTH PROBLEMS CAN ALSO OCCUR WHEN ANOTHER FORM OF CHLAMYDIA IS TRANSMITTED SEXUALLY.
THAT'S WHY DOCTORS ARE URGING SEXUALLY ACTIVE GIRLS TO GET TESTED FOR CHLAMYDIA TWICE A YEAR.
AT FIRST.. THERE ARE USUALLY NO SIGNS THAT A TEENAGE GIRL EVEN HAS THE DISEASE...
BUT CHLAMYDIA CAN CAUSE INFERTILITY AND INTERNAL SCARRING IF LEFT UNCHECKED.
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUND THAT THE HIGHEST CHLAMYDIA INFECTION RATE WAS AMONG 14-YEAR OLD GIRLS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IF YOU DESIRE THE EFFECTS OF VIAGRA...BUT NOT THE HIGH COST THAT COMES WITH IT...PHARMACISTS IN LEBANON MAY HAVE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.
SHIRSH ZALLOUH (ZALOO) IS A WILD ROOT THAT GROWS IN SOUTHEAST LEBANON, AND THE PEOPLE THERE SWEAR BY ITS HEALING POWERS ON MALE IMPOTENCY.
AS FOR THE TASTE-- WELL VILLAGERS SAY THAT TAKES SOME GETTING USED TO.
AND THAT IS OUR LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


[Nasa-Interview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- TAKE LIVE FROM GE-2, TRANSPONDER 9C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hurricane season is still in full swing, and will remain in effect trough the fall.
NASA is joining forces with other government scientists and university researchers to come up with a way to predict hurricane paths.
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Satellite Guest]


Joining us live this morning from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is NASA scientist Robbie Hood.
Good morning MS. Hood.

(ad lib)


Melanie Question:

I know El Nino kept things pretty quiet during the 97 Hurricane season, what are you predicting for this season?
[Take Guest Full Screen]
(answers question)
[super=01-Robbie Hood/NASA Mission Scientist;]
[super=05-Kennedy Space Center]



[Double Boxes=Melanie/Satellite Guest]


Melanie Question: How will this research help people?
[Take Guest Full Screen]
(answers question)



[Double Boxes=Melanie/Satellite Guest]


Melanie Question: When do you hope to be finished with this latest mission?
[Take Guest Full Screen]
(answers question)



[Double Boxes=Melanie/Satellite Guest]

Melanie:
Thanks for your time Ms. Hood.
[End double boxes]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]

(chit chat into 2-WX)[Two-Steve]



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


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



[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]


Giles County Supervisor Bobby Williams reportedly will resign.
He is scheduled for trial on wire tapping charges next month.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Franklin County's Planning Commission says no to big plans for a new development on Smith Mountain Lake.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And the woman known as Rose is found dead in what was left of a US embassy building that was bombed in Africa.
Rescuers had hoped to find her alive after hearing her call out beneath the rubble.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday August 12th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-E-Williams]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-53 36:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A key resignation in Giles County --
A published report says Supervisor Bobby Williams is resigning his post.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/February 19;]


Williams was indicted in January on wire tapping charges and within hours attempted suicide.
His trial is scheduled for next month.
In the latest edition of the Virginian Leader, Williams is quoted as saying he's resigning to focus more time on his family and health.
Williams, who's been a member of the board for two and a half years, says his resignation will be effective August 21st.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Special prosecutor Gino Williams told News 7 last week if Supervisor Williams does resign he'll reevaluate the case because Williams would no longer be held to the higher standard of an elected official.

[2-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC 26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A shooting in Danville yesterday evening leaves one man in serious condition, another in jail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday]


Danville Police say 29-year-old Antonio Lamonte Adams was found lying outside of a building at Southside Garden Apartments on Levelton Street.
He had been shot in the back.
23-year-old Don Antonio Edmonds of Danville was charged with malicious wounding in connection with the shooting.
Police say they don't yet know what sparked the shooting.
(------------)


[E-Citizen-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-51]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]

Residents of the Willow River Apartment Complex are joining State and Salem police in their patrols of the area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


After the seventh in a string of suspicious fires at the complex, occuppants are taking action to protect themselves and their neighbors.
They've developed their own neighborhood watch.
Volunteers rotate in teams of two or more, walking the premises after sundown.
They're armed with flashlights and walkie-talkies, looking for people
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=19:41:35]
[IN Q=I THINK WE'RE]

((SCOTT KINNEY/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT; I THINK WE'RE TO THE POINT WHERE IF WE SEE SOMEBODY OUT THAT YOU DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE, ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. EVERYBODY'S JUST ON ALERT.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Kinney/Willow River Resident;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=ON ALERT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, police are interviewing and re-interviewing witnesses, as they try to determine the cause of the fires. Authorities are still trying to find out if Sunday's blaze, which nearly engulfed a whole building, was set intentionally. A ten-year old charged with arson in connection with an earlier fire has been denied bond. Police are seeking help from anyone who may have information about the fires.
(------------)


[SML-DEVELOPMENT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-M;from 98-46]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


The Franklin Couny Planning Commision says no to major development at Smith Mountain lake.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; ]


Ed Waters, who owns Bridgewater Marina, wanted to build a condominium complex and convention center on five acres of land.
But local residents argued there was already too much traffic on the lake and nearby bridge.
The idea, however, is NOT dead.
The board of supervisors can still approve the proposal following a public hearing August 18th.
(----------------)



[E-coli]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=net-U]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Six children and two adults in Floyd County are being checked for an infectious strain of the E-coli virus.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; ]

The New River Health Department held a press conference addressing the outbreak of E-coli at Copper Hill Pre-School. Department Director Doctor Jody Hershey says only two cases have been confirmed in toddlers at the daycare, but they are investigating the possibility of more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 38 33]
[IN Q=This whole infectious]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR: THIS WHOLE INFECTIOUS DISEASE THING, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF SENSATIONALISM ON FOOD BORNE ILLNESSES, WE ALL STILL HAVE A CONCERN FROM AN OUTBREAK OF THIS TYPE OF SOURCE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Public Health Director; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=type of source ]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctor Hershey says the results of a state lab test confirming E-coli are expected back within a few days.
(------------)





[2-africa]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-T]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


More bodies have been found in the rubble of the U-S embassy bombing in Nairobi.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;]

[4:09:48]
One of them was the body of a woman named Rose, who rescuers had been searching for since the blast after hearing her voice from the wreckage.
Rescuers discovered her body early this morning.
The death toll from last week's bombings in Kenya and Tanzania is at least 250.
Tanzania's ambassador to the U-S says fourteen people arrested since the blasts are being questioned by the F-B-I.
Meanwhile, the U-S has suspended operations at six embassies worldwide.
(----------------)



[2-ar-TRIAL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The two boys who shot four students and a teacher to death at a Jonesboro, Arkansas school may spend the rest of their teen years in custody.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[sketches 4:01:15]
Yesterday a judge ordered 14 year old Mitchell Johnson and 12 year old Andrew Golden into the custody of the Arkansas juvenile justice system.
The judge cannot sentence the boys but recommended they stay in detention center until they're 21.
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]


The judge says Arkansas law does not provied a penalty severe enough for the boys, and the husband of a teacher killed agrees.
His three year old son is now without a mother.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:02;24]
[IN Q=one thing he ]
[SUPER=01-Mitchell Wright/Victim's Husband;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=i'm not mom]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


When they boys are released, they potentially could get their guns back.
Felons are prohibited from possessing weapons in Arkansas, but the boys are considered only delinquent and will not lose their privileges.
(----------------)



[CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-R]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton is getting more help from Hollywood.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:41:53]
His friend and T-V producer Harry Thomason is staying in Washington to help Clinton get ready for his testimony Monday in the Monica Lewinsky case.
Thomason appeared yesterday before grand jurors.
[SUPER=@File;]

[monic lewinsky stock]
He says he testified that Mr. Clinton told him nothing about his relationship with Lewinsky.
The grand jury also heard from white house lawyer Cheryl Miller and a number of secret service personnel.
(----------------)


[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Wed.]
[RUNS=1:00]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on news 7]
[SUPER=12-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=13-Amy Billings/Park Interpreter; :24]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=I found a fairy stone!!!]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[S-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-42 1:51:42]
[GRAPHIC=Earley, Mark]


Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley takes issue with a federal civil rights law that guarantees women equal access on college campuses.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Earley is arguing in a sexual harassment lawsuit against George Mason University that Virginia should be immune from "Title Nine."
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Several public interest groups have filed a "friend of the court" brief against Earley.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:15:20]
[IN Q=It's the law]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: IT'S THE LAW THAT GOT VMI TO CHANGE ITS COURSE. IT'S THE LAW THAT REQUIRED UNIVERSITIES TO OPEN TEACHING POSITIONS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS TO WOMEN, AND TO CHANGE THE WAY SPORTS ARE DONE AT UNIVERSITIES. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS THAT WE HAVE, AND MARK EARLEY IS ATTACKING IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=attacking it.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


A spokesman for Earley says he's NOT attacking the merits of Title Nine.
He's simply arguing that Virginia can NOT be sued under it in federal court.

[Radford-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A former Radford principal and teacher is accused in a multi million dollar lawsuit of having sex with one of her students.
Cynthia Caroll ran the Three-Angels' Christian School operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The 25-million dollar suit contends Caroll had sex with a teenage boy well over 100 times over a two year peroid.


No criminal charges have been filed against Caroll who now reportedly lives in the Petersburg area.


[E-Lincoln-Terrace]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Roanoke Christians are taking their message of hope into areas of the city often associated with crime.
They believe the words from the Bible are powerful enough to turn around these inner city communities.
David Johnson explains.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Todd Meyer/Roanoke Valley Baptist Assoc.; :09]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :47]
[SUPER=01-Tom Cribb/Bethel Baptist Pastor; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Brown/Lincoln Terrace Resident; 1:13]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=DJ, N7]

(( The Roanoke Valley Baptist Association went into the Lincoln Terrace housing complex, where it held a neighborhood block party.
[SOT=18:42:04]
[IN Q=WE'RE TRYING TO]

((TODD MEYER/ROANOKE VALLEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION; WE'RE TRYING TO COME TOGETHER TO MEET LINCOLN TERRACE SO WE CAN JUST LOVE ON THEM FOR A TIME. GIVING THEM FREE FOOD, MUSIC, AND DOOR PRIZES AND GAMES FOR THE KIDS. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO SHOW THEM A GOOD TIME AND THE LOVE OF CHRIST IN A TANGIBLE WAY.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=TANGIBLE WAY.]

But church goers don't just want to have a good time with the residents. They want to teach the word of the bible. So participants are asked to sign up for a bible study program.
[SOT=18:45:47]
[IN Q=THAT'S OUR PRIMARY]

((THAT'S OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO CHRIST. THEN BRING THEM INTO A BIBLE STUDY WHERE THEY CAN BE TAUGHT THE TRUTH OF THE SCRIPTURE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=THE SCRIPTURE.]

It's a part of a nationwide effort to provide inner city neighborhoods with a new image. Recent events have identified the Lincoln Terrace community as a place filled with criminal activity. Last month it was the center of a city wide drug raid. But people say the community has been mislabeled.
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((TOM CRIBB/BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR; WE JUST WANT TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE IN OUR CHURCH AND OTHER CHURCHES WHO ARE FEARFUL OF COMING TO A PLACE LIKE THIS THAT IT'S NOT LIKE IT IS OFTEN PORTRAYED. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE JUST NORMAL PEOPLE LIKE THEY ARE. TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND TRYING TO ENJOY LIFE, TOO.)) [RUNS15]
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((DEBORAH BROWN/LINCOLN TERRACE RESIDENT; I THINK IT'S JUST THE PERCEPTION OF PEOPLE THAT DO NOT LIVE HERE THAT THINK THIS IS A BAD PLACE TO BE. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN NO INCIDENTS HERE WITH ME.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=HERE WITH ME.]

This summer the association held similar events with the Lansdowne Housing complex and Hurt Park. [STAND-UP/19:10:51] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THIS NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY WRAPS UP A SUMMERLONG EFFORT BY THE CHURCH GROUPS. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS06]))

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In sports, Mark McGwire makes yet another trip around the bases.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A published report says Giles County Supervisor Bobby Williams is resigning.
Williams was sheduled for trial next month on wire tapping charges.
A special prosecutor told News 7 last week that Williams' case would have to be re-evaluated if he stepped down, because he would NOT be held to the higher standard of elected officials.
Williams says he's resigning for health and family.
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A Danville man remains in serious condition after he was shot in the back yesterday.
Danville Police say Antonio Lamonte Adams was found lying outside of a Danville apartment complex.
Don Antonio Edmonds is charged with malicious wounding in connection with the shooting.
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A major development proposal on Smith Mountain Lake has been nixed by Franklin County's Planning Commision.
Local residents spoke out against plans for condominiums and a convention center because they say traffic is already too heavy in the area.
The Board of Supervisors will take up the proposal later this month.
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