[Bonnie-Live]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Hurricane Bonnie continues to batter the North Carolina coast this morning, and could dump as much as 20 inches of rain.
Drew Levinson is in Morehead City with an update.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Morehead City;]
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[SOT]

[5:00:00 backup pkg]


[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Morehead City;]
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[E-School-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


Because of the continuing hot weather, several area schools will again close early today.
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[take pinnacle board]
In Covington..
Edgemont Primary will close today at noon and there will be no afternoon kindergarten.
Jeter-Watson Intermediate will close at 12-26pm.
And, Covington High School will close at 12-34.
Schools in the Alleghany Highlands will close two hours early.
Nelson County and Patrick County schools will close at 1 p-m today.
The following Montgomery County schools will close early:
Shawsville High School and Middle School will both close at noon--along with Auburn High School and Middle School, Blacksburg Middle School and Christiansburg Middle School.
Montgomery County elementary schools closing at 12:45 today include Margaret Beeks, Belview, Price's Fork, Gilber Linkous, and Christiansburg Elementary School.
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[TX-FLOODING]


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


Two more Texas communities are bracing for floods.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laredo, TX;]

[4:08:28]
The flood crest along the Rio Grande has now passed through Laredo without causing serious damage.
But the towns of El Cenizo (seh-NEE'-suh) and Rio Bravo are next.
Floodwaters have already devasted the city of Del Rio.
The flooding was triggered by torrential rains from Tropical Storm ``Charley.''
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[s-Gill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-46; 1:29:33]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The outcome of a Franklin County murder trial was determined partly because of a broken gun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


21-year-old Rodney Gill was convicted yesterday of killing his 19-year-old girlfriend LaKisha Stockton last August.
He then straddled her body in bed and shot himself through the head, but he survived.
His attorney says the murder was an accident.
But the prosecutor points out Gill's gun was broken and that he would had to have cocked it by hand.
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[SOT 14:09:41]
[IN Q=The trigger pull]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE TRIGGER PULL ON THIS WAS SIX AND A HALF POUNDS A VERY SUBSTANTIAL PULL, NOT A HAIR TRIGGER BY ANY MEANS, NOT THE KIND OF THING YOU'RE WAVING AROUND IN THE AIR AND OOPS, IT WENT OFF. THAT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE HERE AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=at all]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge William Alexander convicted Gill of second degree murder, saying there was no proof he had planned the crime in advance.
Gill will be sentenced in October.
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[E-Blevins]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-59; 18:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A guilty plea from a former southwest Virginia school teacher accused of having sex with a female student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./May 7;]


35-year-old Michael Blevins was sentenced to seven years behind bars after the plea in Smyth County.
The girl was a former student of Blevins when he taught in Rural Retreat although the crimes happened in Smyth County.
Blevins also faces charges in Montgomery County for allegedly having sex with two other students.
He taught math and coached wrestling at Shawsville High School.
Prosecutors say Blevins gave the girls liquor to get them into bed and also bought them lingerie.
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[S-Hit-and-Run]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-51; 46:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State police want to know who hit and killed a Pittsylvania County woman on a roadway near her home Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The body of 34- year- old Cynthia Faye White was found yesterday morning along State Route 360 in Keeling.
State Police say she was discovered by her boyfriend.
Troopers believe she was killed between 9 and 11 Tuesday night and may have been struck by a dark colored Ford pick-up truck.
Anyone with information about this fatal accident should call the State Police in Salem.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[S-West]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#=98-55; 46:27]
[GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 20]


Another woman has died as a result of a traffic accident.
Sherry West's view of the Jeep that hit her on 220 last week was apparently blocked by a south-bound truck, as she pulled out from Pine Needle Road.
Rescue workers managed to revive her, but the single mother of two elementary school children died Tuesday night.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Coca Cola sponsors a father-son racing team.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=little 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Chris Pollock/Owner; :22]
[SUPER=04-July 1998; :39]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; 1:05]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-APCO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-49; 1:32:35]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


Hearings concerning a high-voltage power line are currently stalled while officials consider a 150-page report.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The people reviewing American Electric Power's application for a new power line are making their way through the 150-page study.
It was a response to the state's request that A-E-P look at an alternative route. [map]
A-E-P concluded that its preferred corridor -- from Wyoming, West Virginia to Cloverdale -- is the least costly and most efficient place to build a new line.
THAT line could be built by winter in the year 2002.
A-E-P says the state's two-phase alternative project could take three times as long to build ... and it would not alleviate the environmental concerns that go along with the preferred corridor.
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[SOT 13 46 49]
[IN Q=the two phase]

((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THE TWO PHASE PROJECT HAS THE SAME ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE THAT THE WYOMING CLOVERDALE PROJECT HAS. YOU HAVE TO CROSS THE NEW RIVER, YOU HAVE TO CROSS THE APPALACHAIN TRAIL AND YOU HAVE TO CROSS THE GEORGE WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=national forest]
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[VO-NAT]


The state will take a couple of weeks to review A-E-P's study.
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[E-Tech-Announcement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-56; 27:41]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech could play a key role in making the U-S the most efficient user of electricity.
The National Science Foundation has awarded 12-million dollars to Tech so that it can create an Engineering Research Center in power electronics.
The goal is to reduce Americans' consumption of electricity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen says the state has also agreed to chip in on the project.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: THIS IS THE FIRST ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER EVER AWARDED TO A SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA , IT WAS MADE POSSIBLE, IN PART, BY A COMMITTMENT THAT GOVERNOR ELECT GILMORE MADE AFTER HIS ELECTION, HE PLEDGED ON BEHALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS, OVER FIVE YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President; :00]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=over five years.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


More than a hundred companies have also pledged to help support the project.

[Health-Check]


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


On the medical front, a new study of in vitro fertilization shows specialists have been doing too much, to no avail.

Dave Browde has the story in today's morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=DAVE

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
TWO IS ENOUGH!
THAT'S THE FINDING OF A NEW STUDY ON IN VITRO FERTILIZATION... WHICH SAYS THERE'S LITTLE ADAVNTAGE TO IMPLANTING MORE THAN TWO EMBRYOS IN WOMEN TRYING TO HAVE A BABY.
VT=VO

((vo))
FERTILITY CLINICS OFTEN IMPLANT THREE OR MORE EMBYROS IN THE WOMB... BECAUSE OF THE HUGE PRESSURE AND HIGH COST TO MAKE WOMEN PREGNANT.
BUT BRITISH RESEARCHERS SAY STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE CHANCES OF A WOMAN GETTING PREGNANT WITH THREE EMBRYOS.. ARE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER THAN IF SHE ONLY RECEIVES TWO.
THEY SAY--IF ANYTHING--IT ONLY INCREASES THE RISK OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS.
MANY FERTILITY EXPERTS IN THE U.S. DISPUTE THE FINDINGS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
IT LOOKS LIKE A NEW, HIGH-TECH PROCEDURE IS ABLE TO PREDICT WHETHER FORMER LEUKEMIA PATIENTS WILL SUFFER A RELAPSE.
DOCTORS USED A SPECIAL TEST THAT WAS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO DETECT EVEN ONE CANCER CELL AMONG MILLIONS OF HEALTHY BONE MARROW CELLS... IN CHILDREN CONSIDERED TO BE CANCER-FREE.
THOSE PATIENTS WHO STILL HAD LINGERING CANCER CELLS WERE 24-TIMES MORE LIKELY TO RELAPSE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND WOMEN MAY BE ABLE TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS OF PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME BY TAKING CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS.
RESEARCHERS IN NEW YORK FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO TOOK 12-HUNDRED MILIGRAMS OF CALCIUM A DAY... REDUCED SYMPTOMS SUCH AS PAIN AND BLOATING BY 54-PERCENT.
THE STUDY CAN BE FOUND IN THIS WEEK'S AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AN GYNECOLOGY.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll Call for #)



[SUPER=16-(540) 389-6991/Rising Star;]



[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]


North Carolina is taking a beating from Hurricane ``Bonnie.''
Heavy rain and intense winds from the storm are pounding the coast. Forecasters say the rainfall could total ten to 20 inches.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A former teacher and wrestling coach has pleaded guilty in Smyth County to having sex with a former student.
Michael Dwayne Blevins faces 7 years behind bars when he's sentenced in October.
He still faces charges in Wythe and Montgomery County.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


A suspect in the bombing of the US Embassy in Kenya has been flown to the United States.
The East African Standard, Kenya's main newspaper says the FBI flew him to US Wednesday night.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, August 27th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Bonnie-Live]


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


Hurricane Bonnie is in no hurry to head out to sea.
The storm continues to creep along the North Carolina Coast this morning with its powerful winds and heavy rains.
Forecasters say as the Hurricane lingers it could dump anywhere from 10 to 20 inches of rain.
So far no deaths have been reported, but hundreds of thousands in the Carolinas are without power.
Drew Levinson has the latest from Morehead City.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Morehead City;]
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[SOT]




(( IT WAS A RESTLESS NIGHT ON THE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA.
ALL ALONG THE STATE'S SOUTHERN COAST-- THE WRATH OF HURRICANE BONNIE COULD BE SEEN (PAUSE)... AND FELT.
((NAT OF BLOWING FLAGS))
((TRACK 2))

105 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS SNATCHED ROOFS OFF HOMES AND BUSINESSES... AND KNOCKED OUT POWER TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
THIS, AS TORRENTIAL RAINS CAUSED MAJOR FLOODING.
BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAY THAT SO FAR THIS STORM ISN'T AS BAD AS HURRICANE FRAN:

((MOS SOT))

"After seeing this scene right here.. compared to what it was two years ago when there was yachts all up in yards and huge trees down.. it looks pretty good."
((TRACK 3))

BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE DAMAGE WILL GET WORSE...AS THE SLOW-MOVING, 400-MILE WIDE BONNIE GETS STRONGER.
MANY RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN RIDING OUT THE STORM IN SHELTERS-- THEIR THOUGHTS ON WHAT'S HAPPENING BACK HOME:

((MOS SOT))


((TRACK 4)) ((VO OF HOTEL POOL AND SIGN BLOWN BY WIND))
AS FOR TOURISTS-- THEY'RE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND AT THIS POPULAR VACATION SPOT... NOW THAT BONNIE HAS CHECKED IN.))

[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Morehead City;]
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio]


[2-E-School-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Summer Heat]


As Kimberly said, the sun continues to sear the Roanoke Valley, and that means another short school day for many area students.
(------------)

[take pinnacle board]
In Covington..
Edgemont Primary will close today at noon and there will be no afternoon kindergarten.
Jeter-Watson Intermediate will close at 12-26pm.
And, Covington High School will close at 12-34.
Schools in the Alleghany Highlands will close two hours early.
Nelson County and Patrick County Schools will close at 1 p-m today.
The following Montgomery County schools will close early:
Shawsville High School and Middle School will both close at noon--along with Auburn High School and Middle School, Blacksburg Middle School and Christiansburg Middle School.
Montgomery County elementary schools closing at 12:45 today include Margaret Beeks, Belview, Price's Fork, Gilber Linkous, and Christiansburg Elementary School.
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[E-Gill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-46; 1:40:26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge didn't buy it.
ROdney Gill of Franklin County said the shooting death of his girlfriend was an accident.
Nonetheless...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The 21-year-old was found guilty of killing 19-year-old LaKisha Stockton last August as she lay in bed in her father's home, her hand against her face in self-defense.
Gill then climbed on top of her and shot himself through the head, but survived.
Gill's attorney said his client shot Stockton by accident.
But experts say the gun was broken and Gill had to load and cock it by hand to make it fire.
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[SOT]
((NAT SOT GUNSHOT))
[RUNS=:02]
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[SOT 14:08:47]
[IN Q=In this case]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IN THIS CASE YOU HAVE TWO SAFETIES. IN OTHER WORDS YOU HAVE TO REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THIS GUN BEFORE YOU CAN ACTUALLY DISCHARGE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=discharge it]
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[VO-NAT]


Family members wore pins with Stockton's picture.
Friends and neighbors say Gill had abused her before.
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[SOT 11:49:01]
[IN Q=She said]

((GWENDOLYN WOODY/NEIGHBOR: SHE SAID RODNEY, YOU'RE GOING TO KILL ME. RODNEY YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO KILL ME. THAT'S ALL I HEARD ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Gwendolyn Woody/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=all the time]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge William Alexander convicted Gill of second degree murder.
He says Gill obviously meant to kill Stockton but may not have planned it in advance.
Gill will be sentenced in October.
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[2-E-Blevins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-59; 18:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former southwest Virginia school teacher will serve time behind bars for having sex with a female student.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./May 7;]


35-year-old Michael Blevins was sentenced to seven years in prison after entering a guilty plea in Smyth County.
The girl was a former student of Blevins when he taught in Rural Retreat although the crimes happened in Smyth County.
Blevins also faces charges in Montgomery County for allegedly having sex with two other students.
He taught math and coached wrestling at Shawsville High School.
Prosecutors say Blevins gave the girls liquor to get them into bed and also bought them lingerie.
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[E-Halmode]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-58; 24:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


More textile workers in the area are losing their jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[OUTSIDE SHOTS FROM "HALMODE" TAPE]
[INSIDE SHOTS FROM LB STOCK #6]


Halmode apparel announced it is laying off 180 people.
That's 40 percent of the workforce.
Halmode is ending its manufacturing operations at the Roanoke plant.
This news comes just after Halmode announced it was cutting 75 percent of its workforce in Covington.
And in April, Halmode closed its plant in New Castle, laying off 117 workers.
Ten textile plants in Southwest Virginia have closed this year.
Many of those jobs are going to Mexico, where the labor is much cheaper.
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[BOMB-SUSPECT]


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


A bomb hidden in a garbage can injured at least 10 people in Israel this morning.
Officials say the bomb went off at a busy downtown intersection in Tel Aviv and was studded with nails.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya/August 7;]

[4:10:17]
Meantime, as the investigation continues into the bombing of the U-S embassies in east Africa, a newspaper in Kenya reports that one of the suspects in the Nairobi bombing was flown to the U-S last night.
The F-B-I, which has around 200 agents in Kenya investigating the August 7 blast, had no immediate comment.
The Nairobi and Tanzania explosions killed 247, including 12 Americans.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Thurs.]
[RUNS=:40]
[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=Today we are]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Chris Pollock/Owner; :19]
[SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :34]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=a swimming pool for the summer time]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(540) 389-6991/Rising Star;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]




[E-VMI-Beating]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-50; 1:36:28]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


The lawyer for three V-M-I cadets charged with hazing went to court yesterday in an effort to get the charge dropped.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Their attorney argued the law is too vague, and goes too far by ordering the commonwealth's attorney to prosecute cases.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:05:10]
[IN Q=it ursurps]

((THOMAS SPENCER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IT USURPS THE PROSECUTORIAL DIScREtION OF THE ELECTED OFFICIAL, THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, WHO IS ACCORDING TO BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LAW, A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, THE LEGISLATURE SIMPLY DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DIRECT THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY TO ACT OR NOT ACT.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Spencer/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=not act]
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[VO-NAT]


The judge will rule on the motion after special prosecutor Michael Irvine files a response.
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[POLICE-AX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


It was a terrifying night for a woman and her three children in Roanoke this week.
A police cruiser crashed through their apartment Tuesday night.
No one was injured but an eight foot hole was left behind.
Authorities say the officer was responding to a nearby domestic dispute and the brakes locked on his cruiser.
The family was from China and does not speak English, but a relative was able to translate for them.

[Dreamhouse]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48; 1:36:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Last night, teens in Lynchburg were entertained by the group "Dreamhouse". The international group did a re-make of the 1960's song "Stay" and with the music's Jamacian and British flavor, the group is riding the song to stardom. David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :16]
[SUPER=01-David Riley/Dreamhouse; :28]
[SUPER=01-"Jules"/ Dreamhouse; :56]
[SUPER=07-Victoria Gurganus; 1:16 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=07-Kevin Patrick; 1:20 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Lynchburg.]

((
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((nat sound)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=]


You've probably heard this tune before.
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs first performed it more than 30 years ago. Dreamhouse accidentally put its spin on the record in the pool room of a London studio.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There's a few]

((DAVID RILEY/DREAMHOUSE: THERE'S A FEW PEOPLE IN THERE THAT STARTED SINGING THE CHORUS AND I STARTED DOING THE SECOND CHORUS. WE DECIDED TO GET TOGETHER, HOOK-UP AND DO THE TRACK.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=do the track.]


So who is Dreamhouse?
Its members say everything has happened by mistake--accident -- or suprise. Even the name of the group is nothing more than a result of conversation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We were all]

((JULES/DREAMHOUSE: WE WERE ALL JOKING ABOUT THE REVERSION OF STAY AND WE WERE GETTING SUCH A GOOD REACTION TO THAT. AND, SOMEONE SAID TO HIM, PRETTY SOON YOU'LL BE ABLE TO BUILD YOUR DREAMHOUSE--JUST JOKING ABOUT IT AND IT STUCK.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=and it stuck.]


Radio station W-J-J-S got the group to perform in Lynchburg as part of a promotion.
The idea went over big time with local teens.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((VICTORIA:)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((KEVIN:)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTINGl: DREAMHOUSE' STAY IN THE U-S WILL LAST JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER. THE GROUP HAS BEEN TOURING AMERICA SINCE JUNE AND WILL FINISH UP IN MID-SEPTEMBER. THEIR NEXT STOP -- BRISTOL, VIRGINIA. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7 LYNCHBURG.))
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In sports, another trip around the bases for both Sosa and McGwire.
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 former schoolteacher and coach has entered a guilty plea to charges that he had sex with a female student.


The girl was a student of Michael Blevins when he taught in Rural Retreat, but the crimes happened in Smyth County.
Blevins also faces charges in Montgomery County for allegedly having sex with two other students.
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Rodney Gill was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend last year in Franklin County.
The 21-year-old shot 19-year-old LaKisha Stockton in the head.
He claimed the shooting was accidental, but experts say the gun used was broken and Gill had to load and cock it by hand to make it fire.
Gill also shot himself, but survived.
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Another textile plant is laying off employees.
180 people will be out of a job when Halmode apparel ends manufacturing operations at its Roanoke plant in the fall.

Ten textile plants in Southwest Virginia have closed this year.
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