[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke County's school board finally decides the issue -- one high school in south county or two.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And is there a magic pill to cure Virginia's ailing mental health system?
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds, patchy fog, and isolated showers make up the weather picture as you start off your Friday.
Be sure to keep those umbrellas handy through the weekend.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


The latest controversy over school construction in Roanoke County came to a vote last night.
The School Board reaffirmed its support for two south county high schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Members of the school board ultimately followed the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Committee that studied school construction needs.
But they also heard from residents who favored a single large high school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I've seen the financial analysis]

((JIM MCADEN/SUPPORTER ON ONE SCHOOL: AND I'VE SEEN THE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS THAT INDICATES IT WILL COST APPROXIMATELY TWO MILLION MORE PER YEAR TO OPERATE TWO SCHOOLS THAN TO OPERATE ONE. I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TELL ME WHERE THOSE FUNDS WILL COME FROM AND I BELIEVE THEY WILL RESULT IN CUTS THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS.)) ((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: OPERATING COSTS CERTAINLY ARE A CONCERN, BUT AS I HAVE TALKED WITH OTHERS ABOUT, IF A NEW LARGER SCHOOL WERE BUILT IT WOULD COST ROUGHLY TEN MILLION DOLLARS MORE. THE DEBT SERVICE ON THAT TEN MILLION, AT LEAST FOR 20 YEARS WOULD BE ROUGHLY A MILLION A YEAR WHICH NARROWS THAT GAP.))
[SUPER=01-Jim McAden/Supporter of One School; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/School Board Chairman; :20]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=narrows that gap.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Under the plan, the county will renovate Cave Spring High School, build a new high school on the Woods End property, and construct a football stadium on Merriman Road.

[E-Central-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-52 TC42:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What's in a name?
Apparently, a lot.
That's why more than a thousand Botetourt County residents want the name of a local school changed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]


Central Academy opened in 1959 to serve the area's African-American students during segregation.
In 1996, officials changed the name to William Clark Middle School.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night]


But, a group called the Botetourt Countywide League is heading an effort to change the name back.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.27.04 - 18.27.16]
[IN Q=It was an]

((VEE HINTON/BOTETOURT COUNTIWIDE LEAGUE: IT WAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL FROM '59 TO '66. WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AS BOTETOURT COUNTY RESIDENTS TO MAINTAIN HISTORY, THAT INCLUDES ALL HISTORY. AND, THAT WOULD INCLUDE PUTTING THE NAME CENTRAL ACADEMY BACK ON THE SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Vee Hinton/Botetourt Countywide League;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on the school.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group gave the school board a petition calling for the name change.
One thousand-19 people signed it.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Last night, a school official said the board would take the matter under consideration.

[Trail-Stabbing]


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


A 22-year-old hiker was stabbed on the Appalachian Trail in Waynesboro yesterday.
The Austrian woman was NOT seriously injured in the incident.
40-year-old Edward Coffey is charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing.
The F-B-I is reportedly scrutinizing the case for ANY link to the 1996 murders of 2 women in Shenandoah National park.



[5-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-31 47:02]
[GRAPHIC=State Seal]


News 7 is visiting the front lines of Virginia's mental health care systems in light of the crisis Governor Jim Gilmore is working to fix.
A quick-fix is apparantly available -- but with a price tag the Commonwealth can't handle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton;]


Virginia is caring for some 21-hundred mentally ill patients in 10 hospitals across the state.
A consultant's devastating report, released last month, says a large number could live in the community.
The head of the state's only mental health research unit says "A-typical anti-psychotic" drugs, available since 1990, would make that possible now.
They simply cost too much for state budgets to fund.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT sot TAPE ONE 12:20:11]
[IN Q=And so]

((DR. MIKE SHUTTY/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: AND SO THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF SUBJECTIVE SUFFERING, AND WHO HAVE A LOT OF SYMPTOMS. BUT BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT VIOLENT, OR AT RISK FOR HURTING THEMSELVES, THEN THEY MAY NOT GET THE MEDICATION, WHEN IN FACT IT WOULD GREATLY IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.))
[sot TAPE THREE 15:49:32]

((JOHN BEGHTOL/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: IF YOU INVEST IN THE NEW MEDICATIONS, THEN PEOPLE WILL GET WELL QUICKER AND LEAVE THE HOSPITAL...POSSIBLY AT LESS COST.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Shutty/Western State Hospital;]
[SUPER=01-John Beghtol/Western State Hospital; :17]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=at less cost.]
[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Tonight at six, we'll have the second of two special reports on fixing the mental health crisis.

[E-SVMHI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-43 TC1:57:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The mental health care crisis carries over to one Danville hospital that a committee actually recommended be closed down for good.
That concerns one mother whose child is a former patient at Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Pat Martens is active with the family support group at Southern Virginia.
Her son Peter spent six months there in 1995 and was treated for depression and schizophrenia.
Without Southern Virginia, the Martens would have had to send Peter to a facility hours away from home.
A controversial report says most patients at Southern Virginia can be better cared for in the community.
Martens says maybe, but only if the state pumps funding into community-based treatment.
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[SOT 22:41:37-:59]
[IN Q=That means that the]

((PAT MARTENS/MOTHER OF FORMER PATIENT: THAT MEANS THAT THE LEGISLATURE WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER CHANNELING THOSE FUNDS THAT WOULD GO INTO THE HOSPITAL AND THE STAFFING AT THE HOSPITAL BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THOSE FUNDS WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT AND FOR PROPER STAFFING TO HANDLE THE TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Martens/Mother of Former Patient;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in the community itself.]
[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Governor Gilmore has appointed a commission to make its own finding about the status of the state's mental hospitals.




[S-Giles-Money]


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


Foster parents in Giles County will NOT get a pay check today.
Neither will the staff members of the Social Services Department.
That's what the department's director, Linda Boggs, says.
Giles County's Board of Supervisors failed to approve the department's appropriation for August.
One of the five board members was out of town. Supervisors Robert Williams and Larry Blankenship voted against releasing the money. The tie vote meant no action.
Boggs has turned the matter over to the state. In the meantime, she says her office WILL remain open.

[YARD-SALE-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal accident]


Two people are dead, and 17 injured, after a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of participants at ``The World's Longest Yard Sale'' in Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dunlop, TN;]


The death toll could go higher.
The event billed as the World's Longest Yard sale began Thursday and runs through Sunday.
It begins in Gadsden, Alabama, runs through Georgia and Tennessee and ends in Kentucky.
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[RUDOlPH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A well-known militia leader and former Green Beret colonel has arrived in Andrews, North Carolina to help authorities search for suspected abortion clinic and Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews, NC;]


Colonel Bo Gritz (grites) will begin training volunteers this morning who will help with the search.
Gritz helped negotiate an end to the FBI siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 19-92, and briefly became a mediator in the Freemen standoff in Montana in 19-96.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Tiger Woods is in the lead afetr the first round of the P-G-A championship
Here is Roy Stanley with details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=on mornin.]



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


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=13-Don Garlock/Kazim Shrine;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Radford-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC1:22:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new health care facility in the New River Valley was christened with a name yesterday. The New River Valley Medical Center will replace the old Radford Community Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]

The 56-million dollar hospital includes a medical office complex, a new emergency room focusing on children, rehabilitation pools and an indoor track to name a few of the added features.
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

Hospital officials say it was a day to recognize the work of everyone whos made the hospital move a smooth transition.
The N-R-V Medical Center will serve Radford and eight surrounding counties.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, debate over whether salt makes THAT big of a diffenece in hypertension patients.
Rick Jackson has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
SHOULD PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SHAKE THE SALT HABIT ALTOGETHER?
THIS HAS BEEN A BURNING QUESTION AMONG RESEARCHERS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO TREAT HYPERTENSION.
VT=VO

((vo))
MANY DOCTORS BELIEVE THAT LIMITING ONE'S SALT INTAKE IS THE BEST WAY TO LOWER HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
BUT ACOORDING TO A RECENT REPORT IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION... OTHER STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT LIMITING SALT IS NOT NEARLY AS EFFECTIVE AS TAKING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.
AND TO MUDDY THE DEBATE EVEN FURTHER... PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS-- LIKE THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION--SAY ANOTHER WAY TO PREVENT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS TO EAT A DIET RICH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
FOR THE FIRST TIME.. WATERWAYS CONTAMINATED WITH A TOXIC MICROBE ARE BEING LINKED TO A PUZZLING BRAIN DISORDER.
MARYLAND RESEARCHERS SAY THE MICRO-ORGANISM, KNOWN AS PFIESTERIA, WAS REPSONSIBLE FOR NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS... EXPERIENCED BY SEVERAL FISHERMEN AND ATHLETES WHO USE WATERWAYS ALONG THE EAST COAST.
THE SYNDROME CAUSED TEMPORARY MEMORY LOSS AND LEARNING DISFUNCTIONS.
IT IS NOT YET KNOWN HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THE PFIESTERIA MICROBES ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE BRAIN.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A NEW STUDY SAYS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF AMERICA'S TEENS ARE LIVING LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE.
OFFICIALS WITH THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SURVEYED MORE THAN 16-THOUSAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS... AND FOUND THAT A NUMBER OF THEM ENGAGED IN RISKY BEHAVIOR.
FOR INSTANCE, MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE STUDENTS ADMITTED TO DRINKING AND DRIVING...
AND ONE IN FIVE CARRIES A WEAPON.
MANY OF THOSE POLLED ALSO SAID THEY HAD SEX WITHOUT USING PROTECTION.
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;]
[SUPER=13-Bobby Boitnott/Kazim Shrine]
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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]


South Roanoke County will have two high schools.
After controversy and much debate The county school board last night approved the Blue Ribbong Committe's recommendation.
They also said they'll proceed with plans to build on the Woods End property.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The ``World's Longest Yard Sale'' has had a sad beginning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says two people are dead and 17 others injuredafter a truck accident along the sale route.
The yard sale stretches over 450 miles and four states.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And the mother in the switched baby case claims she and the other mother involved were given photos of the same baby after delivering at U-V-A Medical Center.
Paula Johnson will appear on 20/20 tonight.
In her taped interview with Barbara Walters Johnson says she made the discovery during a meeting with the relatives of her presumed biological daughter Rebecca Chittum.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday August 14th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-55]
[GRAPHIC=Rke Co. Schools]


The proposal for two high schools in south Roanoke County won out Thursday night.
The School Board affirmed its support for the Blue Ribbon Committee that recommended two schools.
Joe Dashiell has more on the vote.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The School Board]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/School Board Chairman; :53]
[super=@Joe2;]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


[Name-change]


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


The Botetourt County school board is considering changing the name of one of its middle schools, following public outcry.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


A group called the Botetourt Countywide League has gathered hundreds of signature in an effort to get William Clark Middle School renamed Central Academy.
[SUPER=@File;]


That was the school's orginal name when it opened in 19-59 to serve the area's African American students during segregation.
Residents say they want to maintain county history.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[18:28:17-18:28:29]
[IN Q=The school board]

(( VEE HINTON:THE SCHOOL BOARD, THEY DO A VERY GOOD JOB FOR THE COUNTY. I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. MY CHILDREN GO TO BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR THAT REASON. BUT, WE JUST DON'T WANT TO LEAVE OUT ANY PART OF HISTORY IN BOTETOURT. ))
[SUPER=01-Vee Hinton/Parent;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=out any part of history in Botetourt. ]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a thousand people have signed the petition calling for the name change.
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[E-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-42 TC1:53:46]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal]

[***NOTE ANCHOR TAG!!!****]
A magic cure just might be available to fix Virginia's ailing mental health system.
The problem is, it's too expensive for the state's budget.
But Governor Gilmore knows something HAS to be done following a devastating consultant's report.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=What if]
[SUPER=03-Staunton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Shutty/Western State Researcher; :29]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/August 5; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( What if there were wonder drugs, that could make all but the sickest of the state's 21-hundred hospitalized mentally ill patients well enough to go home?
There are.
Available since 1990, "atypical antipsychotics" like Clozaril have been changing lives.
But at a per patient cost of five to eight thousand dollars a year, versus 100 dollars a year for the old drugs like Halperidol... only the most violent patients are getting the wonder drugs.
[sot TAPE ONE 12:19:05]

((DR. MIKE SHUTTY/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL RESEARCHER: IT'S BEEN FRUSTRATING BECAUSE YOU SEE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO'S CONFUSED, DELUSIONAL, MAYBE HEARING VOICES. THEY'RE TORMENTED DAY IN AND DAY OUT. AND I HAVE THEM IN GROUP, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, TRYING TO EDUCATE THEM ABOUT THEIR ILLNESS. ABOUT HOW TO COPE WITH THEIR SYMPTOMS. AND I KNOW THAT IF THEY GOT A TRIAL ON ONE THESE MEDICATIONS, THE CHANCE OF THEM DOING BETTER WOULD BE GREAT.)) [runs:24]

[sot TAPE ONE 12:21:29]

((DR. MIKE SHUTTY/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL RESEARCHER: I THINK WHAT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THESE DRUGS REPRESENT THE STANDARD OF CARE. AND THAT THEY NEED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR DESERVING A TRIAL OF THE ATYPICAL ANTIPSHCHOTICS. AND THAT SHOULD BE A CLINICAL DECISION. NOT A POLITICAL OR BUDGETARY ONE.)) [runs:21]
Despite three commissions now studying mental health -- including Governor Jim Gilmore's high profile one -- Virginia politicians already have a lot of the answers.
A legislative report dated last July puts the price tag on the drugs at 67 million dollars a year to treat all 22- thousand public mental health patients who could use them in communities and hospitals across the Commonwealth.
The latest budget offers up 13 million dollars over two years for the drugs.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.)) ((ANCHOR TAG))
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[TALENT=]
[SS=None]


Tonight at six, we'll have the second part of our special report from inside the walls of the state mental health system.

[E-Baby-Swap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC18:50]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


One of the mothers involved in the UVA Medical Center baby switch says she received the same baby picture as the other mother.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Barbara Walters interviewed Paula Johnson for the ABC program 20-20.
During the interview, Johnson told Walters she had exchanged baby pictures of Callie Johnson with relatives of Rebecca Grace Chittum, and they were all startled by the resemblance.
She says they realize now it was the same picture.
The interview is scheduled to air tonight.
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[Balcony-Lawsuits]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-L; from 97-29]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Two lawsuits have been filed in connection with the graduation day balcony collapse at the University of Virginia.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottsville/May 5, 1997;]


The three million dollar suits were filed yesterday by the husband of a Texas woman who died in the 19-97 accident.

The state has already paid more than 22-thousand to settle three claims from people who were injured in the collapse.
Consultants concluded the collapse was caused by a severely corroded iron rod supporting the balcony.
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[E-Love]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-44 1:37:25]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Blacksburg judge heard from John Claude Love yesterday -- and it appeared it would have taken too much of his time to summon help after a deadly motorcycle accident.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The 26-year old was charged with felony hit and run following the June accident that killed two Blacksburg men.
Yesterday Judge Thomas Frith ruled to forward the charge to a grand jury after listening to witness testimony.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/June 7;]


The victims were riding a motorcyle when they collided head on with Love's pick-up.
The accident happened around six PM-- Love was picked up by a Sheriff's deputy about a half mile from the scene.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At approximately]

((SGT. BILLY WIATT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: AT APPROXIMATELY SIX THIRTY A WHITE MALE WHO WAS ON THE SHOULD OF THE ROAD, WALKING TOWARDS SHADOW LAKE, AS I APPROACHED THE SUBJECT WAVED ME DOWN, FLAGGED ME DOWN, MOVING HIS ARMS IN AN UP AND DOWN MOTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=down motion.]
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[VO-NAT]


21-year old Michael Dove died at the scene.
His 21-year old friend, Michael Perry died later at a Roanoke hospital.
(----------------)


[2-yard-sale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


In Tennesse, a scene of horror last night as a tractor- trailer barreled into a crowd gathered for what is billed as the ``World's Longest Yard Sale.''
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dunlap, TN;]

[4:00:00]
Two people died, 17 others were hurt, and the death toll could go higher.
Authorities say a trucker lost control of his rig and collided with another vehicle before slamming into a line of exhibitors.
The yard sale begins in Alabama, runs through Georgia and Tennessee and ends in Kentucky.
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[AFRICA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


Key pieces of evidence in the Kenya embassy bombing will be in Washington by this weekend.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;]

[4:04:38]
Federal investigators have recovered several important fragments... including pieces of the actual truck bomb.
Other evidence from the Tanzania blast will also be flown back to the F-B-I crime lab but in a separate plane.
Evidence-gathering could last another month.
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;]


An emotional ceremony was held yesterday at Andrews Air Force for the Americans killed in the Kenya explosion.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[COMM #6]



[E-Dimon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-53]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A Danville tobacco leaf dealer expanded two years ago, now its scaling back to improve its financial health.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


Dimon Incorporated announced yesterday it had reached an agreement to sell its flower import and export business.
Florimex Worldwide will be sold to U-S-A Floral Products for about 90-million dollars.
The deal is expected to close September 30th.
Dimon will use the money from the sale to reduce debt it assumed when it acquired another company in 1997.
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[E-Kids-Chorale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A California man is helping some Roanoke youngsters sing a new song.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot choir))
[RUNS=:03]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Randal McChesney is teaching the children to sing and move their bodies to music.
They're also learning to lead each other and perform solo.
McChesney commands them like an army but also hands out praise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:45:44]
[IN Q=I learned]

((DREW LINKOUS/STUDENT: I LEARNED ABOUT MUSIC AND HOW TO SING AND HOW MUCH POWER I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD IN SINGING AND HOW MUCH I KNEW ABOUT SINGING. CHILDREN HAVE TO KNOW ... NEVER GIVE UP.))
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The group performs tonight at the Raleigh Court United Methodist Church.
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In sports, Qualifying begins today for the Pepsi 400 in Michigan.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A vote last night brings an end to the debate over a hot school issue in Roanoke County.
The school board voted to follow the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Committee.
It favored operating 2 separate high schools in south Roanoke County.
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And a name change will be up for consideration by Botetourt County's school board.
OVer a thousand people have signed a petition to change the name of William Clark Middle School back to its original name -- Central Academy.
The school opened to serve African-American students during segregation.
Petitioners say reverting to the old name will preserve the school's heritage.
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Two mothers whose children were apparently switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center were apparently given the SAME baby picture.
Paula Johnson tells Barbara Walters that the two families were startled by the resemblance 3 years ago.
She says she now believes that's because they were given pictures of the same newborn.
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It's a little more than an hour's drive from Roanoke, but it's a giant leap back in time.
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The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park includes the house where General Robert E- Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S- Grant.
Now this village is a popular territory for tourists, who some say, may not know all the details of how the Civil War ended.
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((RON WILSON/PARK RANGER: THEY PROBABLY COME WITH THE CONCEPT THAT THIS IS WHERE THE WAR ENDED. HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL LEAVE WITH THE CONCEPT THAT THE IMPORTANT PROCESSES OF PEACE BEGAN HERE THAT MOLDED US INTO THE NATION WE ARE TODAY.))


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We'll show you the sites of this 17- hundred- acre park
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in this week's "Time Off".
You can catch that, along with a lot of other interesting stories on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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