[Bonnie]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Tropical storm force winds are already being reported on portions of North Carolina's coast and outer banks this morning as Hurricane Bonnie moves toward land.
Jonathan Freed has the latest.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Kill Devil Hills, NC;]
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[5:00:00backup pkg]
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[SUPER=03-Wrightsville Beach, NC;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you in the studio]


(( BY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT IT WAS CLEAR.... BONNIE WAS COMING FOR THAT UNWANTED VISIT.

SOT


BECAUSE OF HER MASSIVE SIZE, SHE BEGAN BEARING DOWN ON THE COASTLINES OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA EARLY .... WITH INCREASINGLY PUNISHING WINDS.
HURRICANE WARNINGS NOW EXTEND INTO VIRGINIA... AS FAR SOUTH AS CHARLESTON. THE PROSPECT OF EVEN AN INDIRECT HIT SENT HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS--- AND EVEN HARDENED CAROLINIANS PACKING... AND

HEADING FOR ANYTHING SAFER THAN THE UNPROTECTED SHORELINE.

MOS 22:04:53 (TAPE #1)

WE'RE BOARDING UP 'CAUSE THE TIME WE DON'T BOARD UP, THEY ALWAYS HIT US.

MOS SOT 21:53:12 POLICE CHIEF MARY MUHLIG/PINE HILL SHORES

WE'RE JUST ADVISING PEOPLE THAT IF THEY'RE LEAVING... THEY'RE NOT COMING BACK HOME.
IN SOME AREAS...THOSE WHO DECIDED TO STAY ... ARE NOW ON THEIR OWN. RESIDENTS ON WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH CHOOSING TO HUNKER DOWN AT HOME FOR BONNIE'S VISIT HAVE NO WAY OUT. THE DRAWBRIDGE CONNECTING THEM TO THE MAINLAND HAS BEEN RAISED.
SIGN: 21:09:22 BURGER KING SIGN "ALL WELCOME --EXCEPT BONNIE"
A SIGN ON THE SIDE OF A LOCAL FAST FOOD RESTAURANT SAYS IT ALL: "ALL WELCOME -- EXCEPT BONNIE. REGARDLESS OF HOW CLOSE SHE GETS, HER SHEER SIZE MEANS THERE WILL BE AT LEAST SOME DAMAGE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD.))

[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Kill Devil Hills, NC;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


News 7 Reporter Ellen Qualls is in Morehead City, NC and will have a live report on conditions there later this half

hour.[E-Summer-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-49 TC1:30:08]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


Blazing heat is giving some students a break from school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The ninety degree weather and no air conditioning made it just too hot for class at Franklin County high school. Students were let out at one-thirty. Windows and doors were opened for ventilation in the morning. Benjamin Franklin middle school and the Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration do have air conditioning but students there were also bused home early. All three schools use the same transportation.
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[SOT TC 10:45:37- 10:45:56]
[IN Q=Our high school, middle school]
[SUPER=01-Florella Johnson/Associate Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=into the same transportation]
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[VO-NAT]

Around 3-thousand students left school early.
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[Dissolve to Full Screen Closings]
A few schools will close early today.
Closing two hours early today-- Alleghany Highlands schools, Franklin County High School, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and the (CATt-see) CATCE Center.
Edgemont Primary school in Covington will close at Noon and there will be no Afternoon Kindergarten.
Also in Covington, Jeter-Watson Intermediate will close at 12:26
And Covington High School will close at 12:34
Nelson County schools will close at one today.
Craig County and Smyth County schools will close at 1:30.
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Patrick COunty schools will close at 1.

[B'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC 34:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A pedestrian was struck by a tractor-trailer in Blacksburg last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night]


Blacksburg police say the truck's driver apparently did everything he could to avoid hitting the victim on Route 460.
If he wouldn't have swerved, police say the victim probably would have died.
The accident occurred shortly before 10-30.
Police have not released the identity of the victim at this time, nor do they know why the victim was in the roadway.
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[6-Pitts-Murder]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-63 TC23:15]
[GRAPHIC=Murder investigation]


The Pittsylvania County sheriff's office has arrested the wife of a man who was murdered over the weekend.
39 year old Victoria Sands is being held without bond and faces charges of first degree murder.
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[VO-NAT]

[Cut from 98-63]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Monday;]


It was Sunday night that 44-year old Thomas Lee Sands was found dead in his home on (CAL-inds) Callands Road in the Axton community.
An autopsy shows Sands was shot several times in the neck and chest.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, three more Virginia Tech players get cut from the N-F-L.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=ya in a bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-8]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=12-Newbern; :00]
[SUPER=13-Ann Bailey/Wilderness Road Regional Museum; :27]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[2-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- take LIVE FROM STARLINK]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Bonnie]


Hurricane Bonnie is about 130 miles from the southern coast of North Carolina.
The hurricane has remained a strong category 3 storm.
Ellen Qualls is in Morehead City, North Carolina.
[double boxes=Melanie/Ellen]


What's the latest there Ellen?
[Live=Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=06-Morehead City;]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic Beach, NC; :00]
[super=03-Morehead City, NC; :09]
[SUPER=01-Mark Whittaker/American Red Cross; :16 ]
[SUPER=01-Danielle Roberts/Shelter Guest; :29]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=terrible.]




[Live= Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Morehead City;]
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[double-boxes=Melanie/Ellen]




[E-Powell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC1:38:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Senator Chuck Robb calls Former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell an inspiration to his country, his commonwealth, his court and his profession.
Attorney General Mark Earley calls him one of the nation's most brilliant legal minds.
Powell, a Washington and Lee graduate, died early yesterday morning of Pneumonia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/April 4, 1992]


He cast the pivotal vote on many important rulings during his 15 years as Justice.
University officials say many of the qualities that led him to success came from W & L.
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[SOT 00:02:56]
[IN Q=the sense of duty]

((BARRY SULLIVAN/W&L LAW SCHOOL DEAN; THE SENSE OF DUTY, THE SENSE OF INDUSTRY, THE SENSE OF COURAGE, THE SENSE OF TRYING TO MAKE THINGS WORK, VERY MUCH REFLECT THE VLAUES OF THE UNIVERSITY,))
[SUPER=01-Barry Sullivan/W & L Law School Dean;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=had on him]
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[VO-NAT]


More than one million pages of Powell's notes are part of the archives at the W&L law school library.
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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for Board)
[ESS#8701]
[ESS#8702]
(Back to me and I'll talk and lead into board with something like "take a look at")
[ESS#8700]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hurricane ``Bonnie'' is heading for the Carolinas.
Tropical storm force winds are already being reported on the coast.
Bonnie is expected to hit later this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The summer heat is interrupting lesson plans at some area schools.
Ninety plus temps forced schools without air conditioning to let classes out early yesterday.
A number of schools will do the same today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And the first week at V-M-I proved too tough for two women and twenty five men in the freshman class.
One of the females is Angelica Garza, shes the woman who was suspended last year for punching an upperclassman.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[3-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Bonnie]


The Carolina coast is bracing for hurricane- force winds as Hurricane Bonnie continues to move toward land.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic Beach, NC;]

[4:03:38]
More than 300- thousand tourists and residents have been ordered off North Carolina's barrier islands as e Bonnie picks up speed.
Forecasters expect the massive storm with 115 mile- an- hour winds to hit the North Carolina- South Carolina border today.
[SUPER=03-Kill Devil Hills, NC;]

[4:01:49]
Many people aren't willing to take a chance, remembering Hurricane Fran 2 summers ago.
That storm caused more than a billion dollars damage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are rebuilding]

(( WE ARE REBUILDING FROM HURRICANE FRAN FROM 2 YEARS AGO AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN FINISHED HERE AND HERE WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE ON THE WAY." ))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=another one on the way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hurricane warnings have been posted from Chincoteague, Virgina south to Edisto (EH'-dih-stoh) Beach, South Carolina.

Bonnie is about 130 miles off the coast.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


News 7 Reporter Ellen Qualls is in Morehead City, NC and will have a live report on conditions there later in the ho

ur.[2-E-Summer-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-49 TC1:30:08]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


Another day of blistering heat is expected in our area today...
And that means a break from school for some area students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The ninety degree weather and no air conditioning made it just too hot for class at Franklin County high school. Students were let out at one-thirty. Windows and doors were opened for ventilation in the morning. Benjamin Franklin middle school and the Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration do have air conditioning but students there were also bused home early. All three schools use the same transportation.
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[SOT TC 10:45:37- 10:45:56]
[IN Q=Our high school, middle school]
[SUPER=01-Florella Johnson/Associate Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=into the same transportation]
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[VO-NAT]

Around 3-thousand students left school early.
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[Dissolve to Full Screen Closings]
A few schools will close early today.
Closing two hours early today-- Alleghany Highlands schools, Franklin County High School, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and the (CATt-see) CATCE Center.
Edgemont Primary school in Covington will close at Noon and there will be no Afternoon Kindergarten.
Also in Covington, Jeter-Watson Intermediate will close at 12:26
And Covington High School will close at 12:34
Nelson County schools will close at one today.
Craig County and Smyth County schools will close at 1:30.
Patrick County schools are closing at 1 pm.
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[2-B'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC 34:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Blacksburg police say a pedestrian barely escaped death last night after being struck by a tractor-trailer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night]


Blacksburg police say the truck's driver apparently did everything he could to avoid hitting the victim on Route 460.
If he wouldn't have swerved, police say the victim probably would have died.
The accident occurred shortly before 10-30.
Police have not released the identity or condition of the victim, nor do they know why the victim was in the roadway.
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[E-Timber-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-62 TC10:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Not everyone was willing to pay 3 years ago when a dam collapsed at Timber Lake in Campbell County.
The price tag on a replacement was one million dollars.
Now some residents want to alleviate that financial burden, by having a "Watershed Improvement District" created.
Steve Smallshaw has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=About sixty residents]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=04-June 1995; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ginnie Kerr/Favors WID; :18]
[SUPER=01-Steve Costa/Opposes WID; :38]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Bud Koiner/Favors WID; :55]
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[OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.]

(( About sixty people turned out to debate the merits of a Watershed Improvement District-- or "WID"-- for the Timber Lake area of Campbell County.
When their dam collapsed in 1995, residents had to put up their own money to replace it.. a WID would allow them to tax themselves to pay for any future repairs.
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[SOT 20:16:58]
[IN Q=We paid 800]

((JENNY KERR/FAVORS WID: WE PAID 800 DOLLARS MORE THAN OUR FAIR ORIGINAL SHARE TO REPLACE OUR DAM BECAUSE A FEW PEOPLE REFUSED TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=their fair share.]


But some see the WID as another level of government bureaucracy, threatening higher taxes and turning a deaf ear to citizen concerns.
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[SOT 20:13:06]
[IN Q=It's things]

((STEVE COSTA/OPPOSES WID: IT'S THINGS LIKE THIS THAT HAVE PUT ME AGAINST ANY TYPE OF ORGANIZATION THEY TRY TO DO BECAUSE IT JUST DOESN'T WORK OUT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=doesn't work out.]
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[Standup ]
[IN Q=Officials say ]

((Officials say they were told if the WID had been in place when the dam broke three years ago, the federal government would have written them a check to replace it with no questions asked.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=questions asked.]
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[SOT 20:05:22]
[IN Q=So this is]

((BUD KOINER/FAVORS WID: SO THIS IS OUR SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE THIS WID WORK AND I HOPE WE DON'T LOSE IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=don't lose it.]


For the WID to pass, two thirds of the lakefront residents owning at least two thirds of the total acreage will have to okay it.. they'll head to the polls October 3rd.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))

[E-Krantz]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-44 1:55:41]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The man who directed the Franklin County Development Center pleaded no contest to embezzlement charges yesterday.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


35-year old Jeffrey Krantz is accused of charging pleasure trips to the company credit card.
He was in charge of the Development Center, where handicapped adults make and sell baskets.
But last year he stole 16-hundred-dollars in cash and credit card purchases, using the company card to pay for rental cars and a vacation in Virginia Beach.
Special Prosecutor Everett Shockley agreed to drop the felony charges to avoid a trial.
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[SOT 10:53:11]
[IN Q=Mr. Krantz]

((EVERETT SHOCKLEY/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: MR. KRANTZ HAS NO CRIMINAL HISTORY AND I'M SURE HE COULD PARADE A NUMBER OF CHARACTER WITNESSES TO SAY HE'S AN HONEST MAN AND WOULD NOT DO THIS TYPE OF THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Everett Shockley/Special Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=type of things]
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[VO-NAT]


Krantz still has four misdemeanor charges on his record and must perform 100 hours of community service, plus repay the money to the development center.
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[ABU-NIDal]


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


One the world's most notorious terrorists reportedly has been captured in Egypt.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:07:18]
Abu Nidal (ah-BOO' nee-DAHL') is responsible, among other crimes for machine gunning five Americans, including an 11-year-old girl.
[SUPER=@File;]

His group has carried out a number of terrorists attacks in Europe and the Middle East that killed or injured more than a thousand people.
The State Department has listed it as the most dangerous terrorist organization in existence.
Abu Nidal is wanted in Italy, but there are no U-S charges against him.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-8]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You are looking]
[SUPER=12-Newbern; :00]
[SUPER=13-Thelma Endicott/Newbern Christian Church; :26]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=dedicated giving...(wait to see the cross)]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[4-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- take LIVE FROM STARLINK]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Bonnie]


Hurricane Bonnie keeps on trucking toward the North Carolina shore.
She is now about 130 miles away from land, and residents of Morehead City, North Carolina are bracing for Bonnie's wrath.
[double boxes=Melanie/Ellen]


Ellen Qualls is there and joins us now.
Ellen, what does it look like out there now?
[Live=Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=06-Morehead City;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[super=01-Rodriquez Frank/Shelter Guest; :00]
[super=03-Morehead City, NC; :06]
[super=01-Shawn Nolon/Shelter Guest; :11]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic Beach, NC; :16]



[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=cleared out.]




[Live= Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Morehead City;]
( ad lib)
[double-boxes=Melanie/Ellen]




[BEDFORD-GUN]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The lawyer for 12 year old Bedford County boy says his client was only showing off when he brought a gun to school and DID NOT mean to hurt anyone.
The boy pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of possessing a firearm on school property.
In June another student at Forest Middle School told his mother he had seen a classmate with a gun.

The 12 year old will be sentenced in October.[E-School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School officials in the Roanoke Valley are taking an agressive approach to keep guns off campus and rein in violence.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke and Roanoke County, along with Salem school administrators yesterday, announced steps to keep the region's schools safe places to learn.
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[SOT=16:35:43]
[IN Q=WE WANT TO MAKE]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THIS VALLEY TO BE PROACTIVE. WHAT CAN WE DO TO KEEPS THINGS FROM HAPPENING. ALSO IN THE WORKS ARE SOME PLANS FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN CASE SOMETHING DOES HAPPEN. ALTHOUGH NO ONE IS IMMUNE FROM VIOLENT ACTS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT SOMETHING FROM HAPPENING.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=FROM HAPPENING.]
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[VO-NAT]

Intervention and strategic plans are already underway. A Youth Violence conference will take place tomorrow. Next week, Roanoke City resource officers and some school counselors will conduct a "truant roundup" of students who are on the street while classes are taking place.
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[6-VMI-Garza]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=men]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-48]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


The second week of rigorous training for V-M-I RATS has lead to two women and twenty five men dropping out.
One of them is the woman who was suspended LAST year for punching an upperclassman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/October 18, 1996]


V-M-I yesterday confirmed that Angelica Garza left Post Saturday.
Garza- -seen here the day she visited V-M-I as a high school senior- -had returned this year to start all over again as a freshman.
[SUPER=04-Last Wednesday]


The Institute declined to identify the other woman.
dropped out of the freshman class that arrived a week ago.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Avalanche go back to the basics to steal a win from Kinston.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome folks]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=care everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The mercury is again expected to rise today in Roanoke and the New River Valley.
Several area students will get out of school early again today as temperatures hit the mid 90's.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


No word yet on the identity or condition of a pedestrian who was struck by a tractor-trailer in Blacksburg last night.
Blacksburg police say the truck's driver apparently did everything he could to avoid hitting the victim on Route 460.
If he wouldn't have swerved, police say the victim probably would have died.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


About sixty people turned out to debate the merits of a Watershed Improvement District-- or "WID"-- for the Timber Lake area of Campbell County last night.
Residents had to put up their own money to the tune of one million dollars to replace a dam that collapsed there in 1995.
If they vote for a Watershed Improvement district, tax dollars collected from other parts of the county will help them bear the financial burden.
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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)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]