[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


For the first time in over 30 years, a Halifax County murderer is scheduled to die tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Monica Lewinsky prepares to testify again, while Bill Clinton's vice-president has new problems of his own.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear and rather chilly this morning-- waking up to temperatures in the 50s.
We'll have details on the local forecast-- plus, what's happening in the tropics.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Chandler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-55 39:01]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A former high school track star will be executed tonight unless Governor Gilmore intervenes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax/December 1993;]


25-year old Lance Antonio Chandler was convicted of shooting and killing convenience store clerk Billy Dix in 1993.


Chandler was robbing Mother Hubbard's store in Love Shop near South Boston.
Trial testimony indicated he was surprised Dix would NOT just hand over money that was not his own.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court turned down Chandler's last appeal.


[E-Smith-Holland]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-51 1:10:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Lengthy prison terms were handed down yesterday to two Campbell County men convicted of shooting a convenience store clerk during a botched robbery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg/File Tape;]


Prosecutors say 19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith was the triggerman in the August 11th robbery at Foster Fuels.
Smith shot store clerk Matthew Longerbeam in the head before fleeing the store without getting any money.
Doctors say it's a miracle Longerbeam survived the attack.
Smith was sentenced to 70 years in the prison.. his accomplice Rodney Keith Holland was given a 49-year term.
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[clinton]


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


Monica Lewinsky faces a second round of testimony today before a Washington grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:03:02]
Kenneth Starr has called her back to see if her story contradicts what President Clinton told the grand jury Monday.
One of Lewinsky's friends says she's hurt over Mr. Clinton's characterization of their relationship.
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[4:00:42]
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(( CLINTON:INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP....IN FACT IT WAS WRONG. ))
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[OUT Q=in fact it was wrong.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard, MA;]

[4:00:42 and 4:03:02]
There is also a report this morning that Starr's office now has a sample of President Clinton's D-N-A.
Sources say it went to investigators for use in an analysis of a dress Lewinsky says contains physical evidence of a sexual relationship.
[SUPER=03-Lihuie, HI/Yesterday;]

[yesterday;s 4 am newspath 4:08:41]
Meantime some possible trouble ahead for Vice President Gore.
Handwritten notes on a White House memo reportedly may contradict Gore's accounts of his campaign fund- raising phone calls.
The New York Times says the notes seem to show he knew he was raising so-called hard money -- money that benefited the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign rather than the Democratic Party as a whole.
Attorney General Janet Reno has ruled that using government resources to solicit hard money could be illegal.
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[E-Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:32:35]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


A big boost for businesses in downtown Roanoke -- as Carilion prepares to send more than 400 employees to work in the district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


At a press conference yesterday morning, the mayor announced Carilion is transferring some office workers to the First Union building on Jefferson Street.
The city is paying Carilion half a million dollars as an incentive.
In return, Carilion will pay for downtown parking and has promised the city it will stay downtown for at least five years.
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[SOT 10 06 04]
[IN Q=we have needed]

((TOM ROBERTSON/PRESIDENT: CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE HAVE NEEDED SPACE FOR SOME TIME FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE LOOKED AT OPTIONS OF BUILDING OR LEASING SPACE AND FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT THIS MADE A LOT OF SENSE. I THINK IT ALSO MAKES A CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DOWNTOWN VITALITY AND WE'RE VERY INTERESTED IN SEEING THE CITY AND ITS DOWNTOWN AREA THRIVE.))


[SUPER=01-Tom Robertson/Carilion Health System President;]
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[VO-NAT]


The city expects downtown shops and restaurants to benefit from the influx of new workers.
Nearby business owners said they're looking forward to increased foot traffic in the area.
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[E-Barksdale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sex crimes charges have surfaced against a second officer of the law in Pittsylvania County this week.
Yesterday, 25-year old Andre Lamont Barksdale of Chatham was arrested for having sex with a female inmate.
Barksdale was a jailer at the time the alleged sex acts occurred.
The sheriff's office says the victim is a minor over the age of 15.
This arrest comes a day after the arrest of a probation and parole officer.

[INCEST-ABORTION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 17-year-old boy accused of getting his 12 year old sister pregnant has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sterling Heights, MI;]


The girl's family went to court last month to win the right to take her to Kansas for a late-term abortion.
Michigan law allows abortions after 24 weeks only when the mother's life is endangered.
Prosecutors are considering a plea agreement to a lessen the charge to a misdemeanor.
The first-degree charge would bring automatic deportation for the boy, whose family members are immigrants.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Sosa AND McGwire entertain the fans at Wrigley Field.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[E-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-48 1:28:04]
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A new class of freshmen -- male and female -- underwent the rigors of V-M-I's infamous rat-line yesterday.
The tradition that instills endurance and discipline into the rats will last 6 months.
Keith Humphry was on campus at the Lexington school yesterday to witness the moment of truth first-hand.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :01]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Williams/Sophomore Cadet;:23]
[SUPER=01-Brad Wineman/Regimental Executive Officer;:37]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Sullivan/Sophomore Cadet;:57 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ebony McElroy/Sophomore Cadet; 1:07 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington.]

((It looked an awful lot like last year- -when women joined the ranks of rats for the first time.
One obvious difference: women in uniform who'd gone before gathered to watch.
None of them made it into the cadre, the elite corps of upperclassmen who administer the training.
Melissa Williams recalls her own experience- -but it's all a blur now... she was so exhausted by the time it all began.
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[IN Q=Your don't sleep]

(()) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=overrides it.]


It's more than a test of physical endurance- -designed by men who can all say THEY survived it.
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[IN Q=The training they]

(()) [RUNS:14]
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Some of the women from the first co-ed class are eager to join in make demands of the new rats.
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(()) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=it last year.]


A few of the women we spoke with would just as soon take any errant freshman aside and quietly offer advice.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 1:20:20]
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Lynchburg is the stomping ground this week for Black Masons from all parts of the Commonwealth.
They're holding their annual convention.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than 300 members are expected to attend the 105th Grand Communication which got underway yesterday and runs through Sunday.
The Masons are a fraternal organization whose many charitable activities include reaching out to young people in their communities.
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[SOT 00:51:06]
[IN Q=What happens]

((BOB ANTHONY/GRAND SECRETARY: WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS DAY AND AGE, SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH A GROUP IF IT'S NOT RAP OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE. THEY REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED, SO IT TAKES A LOT TO HAVE PEOPLE GET INTERESTED THAT WANT TO COME IN.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Anthony/Grand Secretary; :00]
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[OUT Q=to come in.]
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[VO-NAT]


Masons say their work is based on their strong Christian beliefs.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, new research de-bunks the belief that spermicides protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Here's Mika Brzezinski with that story and more.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
A CONTROVERSIAL STUDY IS CHALLENGING A WIDELY-HELD BELIEF THAT SPERMICIDES PROTECT AGAINST AIDS... AND OTHER SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED DISEASES.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT MORE THAN A THOUSAND PROSITITUTES IN THE AFRICAN NATION OF CAMEROON.
THEY FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO USED BOTH
A CONDOM AND THE SPERM-KILLING CONTRACEPTIVE, #NONOXYNOL 9#... WERE

JUST AS LIKELY TO GET CERTAIN DISEASES AS THOSE WHO USED A CONDOM ALONE.
THIS CONTRADICTS EARLIER STUDIES WHICH INDICATED SPERMICIDES WERE SOMEWHAT EFFECTIVE AGAINST GONORRHEA AND OTHER INFECTIONS.
THE LATEST FINDINGS WERE PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A RENOWNED HEART SURGEON SHARES A PART OF HIS WORLD #LIVE# ON THE

INTERNET.
THIRTY YEARS AFTER COMPLETING THIS COUNTRY'S FIRST SUCCESSFUL HUMAN HEART TRANSPLANT... DR. DENTON COOLEY TRIED TO MAKE HISTORY ONCE AGAIN BY PERFORMING
OPEN-HEART SURGERY #LIVE# ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB.


UNFORTUNETELY, A TEAM OF SEATTLE DOCTORS BEAT HIM TO THE PUNCH BY BROADCASTING SIMILAR OPERATIONS ON THE NET.
BUT DR. COOLEY WENT AHEAD WITH THE SURGERY AS PLANNED... SAYING HIS MAIN GOAL WAS TO EDUCATE VIEWERS.//
VT=VO

((vo?))
AND IF YOU'VE BEEN RATHER FORGETFUL LATELY, MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE STRESSED OUT!
CALIFORNIA RESEARCHERS DISCOVERED THAT LABORATORY RATS WITH HIGHER STRESS LEVELS WERE UNABLE TO REMEMBER PREVIOUSLY LEARNED SKILLS.
SCIENTISTS SAY A CERTAIN STRESS HORMONE CAUSED THE TEMPORARY MEMORY LOSS.
THEY BELIEVE IT MAY HAVE THE SAME AFFECT ON HUMANS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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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 will answer more grand jury questions today in Washington.
Meantime, prosecutors now have a D-N-A sample from the president.
Sources say Kenneth Starr's office will compare the sample with a dress of Lewinsky's that may contain physical evidence of a sexual relationship.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A twenty five year old man is sceduled to die tonight for a Halifax County murder nearly five years ago.
Lance Antonio Chandler was convicted of killing convenience store clerk Billy Dix during a robbery near South Boston.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And at Virginia Military Institute 443 men and 34 women have started the drills in the annual rat line.
Its a 6 month regimen of physical and mental discipline.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, August 20-th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-E-Chandler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-55 39:01]
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He would be the first convict Halifax County has sent to Virginia's death chamber in more than 3 decades.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax/December 1993;]


25-year old Lance Antonio Chandler is scheduled to die tonight.
He shot and killed convenience store clerk Billy Dix in 1993.
Chandler was robbing Mother Hubbard's store in Love Shop near South Boston.
Trial testimony indicated he was surprised Dix would NOT just hand over money that was not his own.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court turned down Lance Chandler's last appeal.

Now Governor Gilmore must decide whether to spare Chandler's life. [5-Smith-Holland]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-27 TC1:01:37]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Campbell County convenience store robbery that nearly proved fatal to a clerk resulted in lengthy prison sentences for 2 suspects yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg]


19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith received a total of 70 years in prison for shooting the clerk at the Foster Fuels store in Campbell County last August.
Judge Samuel Johnston told Smith he was lucky he's not facing the death penalty.
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[SOT 5:11:53]
[IN Q=This is as]

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS AS COLD- BLOODED A CRIME AS YOU CAN HAVE. THEY WALKED INTO A CONVENIENCE STORE, IMMEDIATELY WALKED UP TO ONE OF THE CLERKS PUT THE GUN TO HIS HEAD AND SHOT HIM AND IT'S JUST TRULY A MIRACLE THAT HE'S ALIVE. THE DOCTOR SAID THE BULLET IS LODGED AND ACTUALLY TOUCHED HIS CAROTID ARTERY AND STOPPED JUST SHORT OF PENETRATING AND HAD IT PENETRATED HE'D HAVE DIED INSTANTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=have died instantly.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith's accomplice, Rodney Keith Holland, was sentenced to 49 years in prison for his role in the crime.
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[E-Baby-swap]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:46:33]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


Some members of the Buena Vista family involved in the baby switch case are NOT happy with Paula Johnson's television appearance Monday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


W-T Robey, the lawyer representing Rebecca Chittum's maternal grandparents says the Rogers' family didn't know Johnson was going to show a video of the girls' first meeting.
Robey says Johnson's media appearances will help his case if it comes down to a custody battle.
A spokesman for Paula Johnson's lawyer says the families have smoothed things over since then.
So far all sides say they're working together in determining what's best for the children.
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[2-Clinton]


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


Monica Lewinsky is scheduled to make a repeat appearance before the Kenneth Starr grand jury this morning.
Prosecutors have recalled her for more testimony after hearing from President Clinton Monday.
[ss=Bill Clinton]

The president turned 52 wednesday... but remained in seclusion with family and friends while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.
Lee Cowan Reports.
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[SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Martha's Vineyard.]

(( A QUIET DINNER WITH FRIEND VERNON JORDAN CAPPED OFF THE PRESIDENT'S 52ND BIRTHDAY... THE FIRST FAMILY HASN'T BEEN SEEN IN PUBLIC SINCE THEIR ARRIVAL ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD ON TUESDAY NIGHT AND ALTHOUGH RESIDENTS HERE THOUGHT THE DAY WAS UNEVENTFUL, IT WAS ANYTHING BUT...
CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR KENNETH STARR HAS ASKED FOR AND RECEIVED A D-N-A SAMPLE FROM THE PRESIDENT.... LEADING SOME TO BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE OTHER EVIDENCE TO COMPARE IT WITH-- MOST LIKELY EVIDENCE FROM MONICA LEWINSKY'S DRESS.
SOURCES CLOSE TO THE INVESTIGATION SAY SHE HAS ALREADY TESTIFIED SHE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT-- AND WENT SO FAR AS TO DESCRIBE WHAT KIND OF PHYSICAL CONDUCT HAPPENED. THE POTENTIAL PROBLEM-- THAT TESTIMONY MAY GO BEYOND WHAT PRESIDENT CLINTON TOLD THE GRAND JURY-- AND WHAT HE TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

CLINTON SOT: (INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP....IN FACT IT WAS WRONG)


WHEN PRESSED BY PROSECUTORS HE TESTIFIED HE AND MISS LEWINSKY DID ENGAGE IN A SPECIFIC SEX ACT-- BUT REFUSED TO ANSWER MORE DETAILED QUESTIONS. ON THURSDAY, MISS LEWINSKY MAY FILL IN THE BLANKS-- WHEN SHE GOES BEFORE THE GRAND JURY FOR THE SECOND TIME.
STANDUP: AS FOR THE PRESIDENT'S DNA SAMPLE, EXPERTS SAY IT WILL TAKE AT
LEAST A WEEK TO SEE IF IT MATCHES SAMPLES ON MONICA LEWINSKY'S DRESS---

THAT'S IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD.))

[Africa-Freeh]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=None]


F-B-I Director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free) is on his way to Kenya.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya/August 7;]

[YESTERDAY'S 7 AM NEWSPATH 7:15:44]
Sources say he's going to oversee the investigations of the U-S embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
The hunt for clues in the bombings continues.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


FBI and Kenyan investigators raided two rooms at a transient hotel in Nairobi yesterday.
They dusted for prints... seized the hotel register... and left with boxes of potential evidence.
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[E-Glasgow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-49 2:01:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dozens of Glasgow residents are moving to higher ground, literally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow;]


The town started its first in a series of home relocations earlier this week.
About 30 homes are being moved from the southeast part of town to higher ground in northwest Glasgow.
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[SOT 14.46.37 - 14.46.48]
[IN Q=We've had about]

((BILL KNICK/GLASGOW TOWN MGR.: WE'VE HAD ABOUT FIVE SIGNIFICANT FLOODS IN GLASGOW SINCE ABOUT 1950. AND, THE 1995 FLOOD I GUESS WAS THE CULMINATION THAT KIND OF PUSHED US TOWARDS THIS RELOCATION PROJECT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Knick/Glasgow Town Manager;]
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[OUT Q=this relocation project.]
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[VO-NAT]


The project will cost more than two million dollars.
Most of the money is coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Workers will finish up the project sometime next month.
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[E-Alleghany-Building]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-49 1:27:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Financial contributions are breathing new life into an historic Clifton Forge building.
The city has donated 100 thousand dollars, while the Alleghany Highlands Housing Alliance is contributing more than two million dollars. Stacey Martin has details.
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[IN Q=Molding, drilling or painting]
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[SUPER=01-Tammy Conner/Future Resident;:12]

[no super lady at :28]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Loope/Housing Alliance Executive Dir.;1:00]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;1:06]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Clifton Forge.]

((Welding pipes or painting the walls was the last thing this building needed 3 1/2 years ago.
Back then, it needed a stroke of luck, because it was about to be demolished.
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[SOT 10.53.05 - 10.53.15]
[IN Q=It seems like]

((TAMMY CONNER/FUTURE RESIDENT: IT SEEMS LIKE THERE HASN'T REALLY BEEN ANYTHING IN DOWNTOWN FOR A LONG TIME. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST KIND OF GOING AWAY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=kind of going away.]


Now, the 93 year old building is getting new leases on life--22 to be exact--from a couple of downstairs businesses and 20 apartments upstairs.
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[IN Q=I couldn't afford]

((TAMMY CONNER/FUTURE RESIDENT: I COULDN'T AFFORD ANOTHER APARTMENT ANYWHERE ELSE BECAUSE THE RENT WOULD BE SO HIGH AND THE UTILITIES. SO, THIS FITS THE BUDGET.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=fits the budget.]


The Housing Alliance is charging 235 to 335 dollars for efficiencies and one bedroom apartments with an overview of downtown.
The rooms are all handicapped--accessible and come with special features for the elderly and those with medical problems.
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[IN Q=Each unit has]

((DEBBIE LOOP/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS HOUSING ALLIANCE: EACH UNIT HAS TWO PULL CHAINS THAT WILL GO STRAIGHT TO OUR MANAGEMENT OFFICE. THEY'LL ALERT US THAT THERE IS AN EMERGENCY THERE. IT WILL NOTIFY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE LIFE SAVING CREW THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM ON SITE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=problem on site.]
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[SOT 12.05.25 - 12.05.39]
[IN Q=About a dozen tenants]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:ABOUT A DOZEN TENANTS WILL BE WALKING THROUGH THESE DOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO WEEKS. THE HOUSING ALLIANCE EXPECTS TO HAVE FULL OCCUPANCY BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, REPORTING.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Reporting.]))




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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
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The annual rat line is under way for freshmen at Virginia Military Institute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


For the next six months, the 443 men and 34 women in the school's second coed class will undergo a grueling regimen of physical and mental discipline.
Twenty Sophomore women know all too well what the experience is like.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You don't sleep]

(( MELISSA WILLIAMS/SOPHOMORE:YOU DON'T SLEEP...OVERIDES YOU. EBONY MCELROY/SOPHOMORE :IT IS SOMETHING...IT LAST YEAR. ))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Williams/Sophomore Cadet;]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Sullivan/Sophomore Cadet;(QUICK) :08]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=it last year.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new rats got their close-cropped haircuts earlier this week.
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[E-Tobacco-Market]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-45 1:35:32]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Danville's six tobacco warehouses are closed today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Warehouse owners say their leaf supply is down because the weather has delayed this year's crop.
This flue-cured tobacco has already been sold to processing plants.
Now warehouses must wait for plants to mature so farmers can harvest.
Owners agreed it's just too expensive to operate when there's little or no tobacco in the warehouses.
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[SOT 1:19:13-:27]
[IN Q=We felt like there]

((HARRY LEA/PIEDMONT BIG SALE WAREHOUSE: WE FELT LIKE THERE WAS NOT HARM TO ANYBODY BY MAKING THIS DECISION TO CLOSE THIS THURSDAY AND I THINK THE DANVILLE MARKET WILL CONSIDER MAYBE EVEN NOT OPERATING NEXT THURSDAY BUT THE ASSOCIATION HASN'T VOTED ON THAT YET.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Piedmont Big Sale Warehouse;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=voted on that yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Danville's tobacco market will be back in business Monday.
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[Coffee-Shops]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-54; TC 1:07:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two coffee shops right across the street from each other on the Roanoke City Market -- they could brew a bitter fight.
But as Tina Tenret reports -- Mill Mountain Coffee and Saltori's attract richly different blends of customers.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mill Mountain]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Cannon/Customer; :18]
[SUPER=01-"Red"/Customer; :34]
[SUPER=01-Bob Zelko/Customer; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Niles Davis/Saltori's; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=n7 ROanoke]


(( Mill Mountain may be the old standby for coffee in downtown Roanoke.
But the flavor inside is far from stale.
Families and teenagers share the new wrought iron chairs.
And a colorful blend spills out to the sidewalk, where some create their own comic strip.
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[SOT 20:38:10]
[IN Q=You can]

((ERIC CANNON/CUSTOMER: YOU CAN GO IN THERE ... HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=you make]


Regulars say they feel more welcome at Mill Mountain than at the new coffee shop across the street -- Saltori's.
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[SOT 20:35:06]
[IN Q=It's not our scene]

(("RED": IT'S NOT OUR SCENE .. BETTER I THINK.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=better I think]


The atmosphere at Saltori's DOES sing a different tune.
Jazz competes with coffee grinders.
Customers sip espresso on couches -- or enjoy a cigar in the lounge upstairs.
Here, a tax consultant quotes Chaucer and writes poetry.
He's a convert from the shop across the street.
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[SOT 21:15:00]
[IN Q=The clientele]

((THE CLIENTELE... IT'S SAFE IN HERE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=safe in here]
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[SOT 21:24:14]
[IN Q=We may get]

((WE MAY GET ... IN HERE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=IN HERE]
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[SOT 21:43:09]
[IN Q=What's not brewing]

((WHAT'S NOT BREWING ... TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.)) [RUNS09]))

















[3-Sports]


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


In sports, a Franklin County student wins the Bob McClelland golf tournament.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=day 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]


A former high school track star is set to die tonight.
25-year-old Lance Antonio Chandler was convicted of killing a Halifax County convenience store clerk in a robbery 5 years ago.
Governor Gilmore will decide whether to grant Chandler's request for Clemency.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Campbell County judge told 2 men yesterday they were lucky NOT to get the death penalty for their parts in a botched convenience store robbery.
Derek Dewayne Smith was sentenced to 70 years in prison for being the triggerman who shot and nearly killed a clerk last August.
His accomplice, Rodney Keith Holland, was sentenced to 49 years behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A television appearance by Paula Johnson earlier this week is NOT sitting well with some members of a Buena Vista family involved in the UVA baby-switch case.
Rebecca Chittum's maternal grandparents were reportedly NOT happy with Johnson's decision to have video of the children's first meeting aired on national television.
A spokesperson for Johnson's attorney says the two families have resolved the issue privately.
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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)