[Bonnie]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


With winds are back up to 75 miles-an-hour, and ``Bonnie'' is a hurricane again.
Jonathan Freed has the latest from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Kill Devil Hills, NC;]
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(Rollcue: )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Surf City, NC;]



( ad lib)


((
BONNIE BLEW OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA THE WAY SHE BLEW IN-- BY SEA!
NOW RESIDENTS MUST COPE WITH THE MESS SHE LEFT BEHIND.
THE HURRICANE DUMPED BETWEEN 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN ALONG PARTS OF THE CAROLINA COAST-- TURNING ROADS INTO RIVERBANKS-- AND CAUSING HEADACHES FOR HOMEOWNERS:

((MOS SOT))


"The flashings around the windows went and.. when the winds switched around to the southwest, the water just drove in. I've got it on my rugs, the ceilings, the walls."
((TRACK 2))

RESIDENTS BEGAN RETURNING TO THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES YESTERDAY-- NOT SURE OF WHAT THEY'D FIND ONCE THEY GOT THERE.
THE STORM'S DRIVING WINDS DID DAMAGE SOME HOMES AND BUSINESSES... AS WELL AS DOWN TREES... AND KNOCK OUT POWER TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS.
BUT BONNIE WASN'T NEARLY AS BAD AS HURRICANE FRAN TWO YEARS AGO:

((MOS SOT))


"THE WAY THEY TALKED I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE CATASTROPHIC.. BUT AS COMPARED TO WHAT FRAN WAS.. I THINK WE SUFFERED MORE DAMAGE WIND WISE THAN WHAT WE DID WITH THIS ONE."

MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON YET ANOTHER HURRICANE.. ONE BY THE NAME OF DANIELLE.. WHICH IS CURRENTLY LOOMING OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.))
[OUT Q=back to you.]
[SUPER=05-Kill Devil Hills, NC;]



[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-46 tc 1:41:47]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


One person was injured in an overnight shooting in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Police say the male victim suffered minor injuries when he was shot at the Shell Station on the corner of Herschberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue around 3-15 this morning.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Roanoke police say the incident is still under investigation.
2 handguns were recovered at the scene of the shooting.
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[YOUTH-FORUM]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-f; from 98-63]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Roanoke Valley school officials are fighting back against school violence.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Last night administrators held a forum aimed at raising awareness of school voilence and coming up with a line of defense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; AS YOU'VE SEEN ACROSS THE NATION THE SERIOUS INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURED IN OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA AND KENTUCKY, THOSE INCIDENTS AFFECTED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST ONE SCHOOL. AND IF WE CAN COME OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE AND BRING OUT AN AWARENESS TO THIS ENTIRE VALLEY THAT IT TAKES EVERY PERSON IN THIS ENTIRE VALLEY TO PREVENT VIOLENCE FROM HAPPENING, THEN I'LL BE PLEASED. ))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=then i'll be pleased.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A committee will develop the ideas generated at the forum into strategies.
Those strategies will apply valley wide.
Helping with that plan will be Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge, Philip Trompeter.
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[ASIAN-MARKET]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Japan's stock market has plummeted to its lowest close in 12 years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]

[5-newspath NA023]
The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average tumbled 498 points, losing nearly three and a-half percent of its value.
The selloff was driven by concern over the government's failure to control Japan's recession and worries over the economic crisis in Russia.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[YESTERDAY'S 10 AM 10:06:31]
Stocks plunged on Wall street yesterday.
The Dow's 357 point drop is the third largest one day point loss in the history of the blue- chip index.
(----------------)


[5-Abbott]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-31 58:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first of six defendants in the ABed racketeering case started the day yesterday by spitting at the prosecutor as he was being led away in handuffs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Amar Abed had just been sentenced to serve 47 and a half years in prison.
The 26-year old arsonist from Arlington was one of those who helped set fire to the Corner Store on 13th Street.
[SUPER=04-January 13, 1995]


The use of a molotov cocktail to set the blaze brings an automatic mandatory 30-year sentence by itself.
This prosecutor argued strenuously for the "enhanced" punishment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They were assaulting]

((THEY WERE ASSAULTING PEOPLE, BEATING PEOPLE, BREAKING PEOPLE'S BONES, SELLING DOPE, SETTING FIRE TO STUFF. I THINK IT'S MORE THAN JUSTIFIED. IT'S A SHAME THEY DON'T GET ANY LONGER SENTENCES.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant US Attorney]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=longer sentences.]
(-----------)
[v/o-NAT SOT]


As for the spitting incident, Bondurant managed to dodge the spittle, pointing out he can move pretty fast for a man his size.
(-----------)y


[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-56; 28:16]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


Emmett Cressell Junior's attorneys want to have a judge's ruling reversed so that their client can be allowed bond.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


The notice of appeal was filed Wednesday in Grayson County court.
Cressell is accused of killing a former black marine last summer in Elk Creek.
He was released on 150- thousand dollars bond when charged with first degree murder.
But Cressell's bond was immediately revoked when the charge against him was upgraded to capital murder.
He's been behind bars for several months, now.
Cressell's murder trial is set for October.
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[S-Hit-and-Run]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-60]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State Police have found a 1973 black Ford pickup truck they say hit and killed a Pittsylvania County woman this week.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;]


34-year old Cynthia Faye White was struck and killed Tuesday night along State Route 360 in Keeling.
Her body was found Wednesday morning.
The owner of the pickup truck says he was not driving it at the time of the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
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[School-Closing]


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


Another hot day in the area is again making for a short school day for some students.
(-------------)

[take pinnacle board]
Schools in Smyth County will be closing at two p-m.
And, Alleghany Highlands schools will close two hours early. [take pinnacle board]
In Covington--Edgemont Primary will close at noon followed by Jeter-Watson at 12:26 and Covington High School at 12:34.
(-------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Maury River Middle School in Rockbridge County will be closed today due to a power outage.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Dallas Cowboys still don't have a win in the preseason.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=football extra.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=13-Shirley Simmons/Virginia Cattle Industry Board;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Riverland]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Salem man who held police at bay for two hours yesterday faces no criminal charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Police say Steve Garnett was armed in his trailer at the Riverland Mobile Home Court.
They say he threatened to shoot any officer that approached him.
The owner of the mobile home park says Garnett had lost his job in Roanoke yesterday and was depressed.
Police coached him out of the trailer by phone.
He is in emergency custody at Lewis-Gale Hospital but police are waiting for the results of a psychiatric evaluation before pressing any charges.
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[E-State-Police]


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

After nearly a year's worth of work, the Virginia State Police have a new shield of armour.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Thanks to a military surplus, this truck and six others like it were donated to the law enforcement agency, one for each of its divisions statewide.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The units are smaller than their heavier, older units. That makes them more practical for tactical response situations.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=14:28:53]
[IN Q=IT'S MORE MANUVERABLE]

((TROOPER BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE; IT'S MORE MANUVERABLE. IN A LOT OF SETTINGS, THAT MAKES IT MORE EASY TO GET AROUND IN. THE OTHER VEHICLE THAT WE HAVE IS A 1967 INTERNATIONAL. IT'S A LARGER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AND IT'S NOT AS EASY TO GET AROUND IN AS THIS VEHICLE WOULD BE.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Bob Carpentieri/Va. State Police;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=WOULD BE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The units became part of the state police's armoured car fleet just a short while ago.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


To medical news, a demographic study shows young, poor women are at high risk of being infected with the AIDS virus.

Rick Jackson has details in today's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=GM]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
AN EYE-OPENING STUDY SAYS YOUNG, LOW-INCOME WOMEN ARE AMONG THE MOST LIKELY TO BE INFECTED WITH THE AIDS VIRUS.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, A STUDY LOOKED AT THE H-I-V TESTS OF 350-THOUSAND YOUNG PEOPLE...AGES 16 TO 21.
RESEACHERS FOUND THAT WOMEN WERE 50-PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO BE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS.. THAN MEN IN THE SAME AGE GROUP.
INFECTION RATES WERE PARTICULARLY HIGH AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE FINDINGS MAY STEM FROM THE FACT THAT YOUNG WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SEX WITH OLDER PARTNERS WHO ARE H-I-V POSITIVE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
SOME RESEARCHERS ARE WARNING PEOPLE NOT TO COMBINE THE POPULAR DIET DRUG--PHENTERMINE--WITH ANTI-DEPRESSANTS... LIKE PROZAC AND OVER-THE-COUNTER COLD MEDICINES.
BOTH TYPES OF DRUGS BLOCK THE REMOVAL OF THE CHEMICAL, SEROTONIN, FROM THE BLOOD STREAM.
BUT A CONTROVERSIAL NEW STUDY SAYS THAT TOO MUCH SEROTONIN CAN DAMAGE BLOOD VESSELS AND HEART VALVES.
DRUG MAKERS SAY THEY HAVE NOT FOUND ANY EVIDENCE THAT MIXING THE MEDICATIONS DOES ANY HARM.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND DENTISTS SHOULD BE TAKING A MUCH CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR MOUTH-- FOR SIGNS OF CANCER.
FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY ABOUT 30-THOUSAND AMERICANS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ORAL CANCER EACH YEAR--
ABOUT 8-THOUSAND OF THEM DIE.
BUT EXPERTS SAY THE CANCER CAN USUALLY BE DETECTED WITH A SIMPLE VISUAL EXAM.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=13-Shirley Simmons/Virginia Cattle Industry Board;]



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 992-1992/Virginia Cattle Industry Board]



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

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


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


On person was injured in an early morning shooting in Roanoke.
It happened at a gas station shortly after three a.m.
Police say the male vicim suffered minor injuries.
No word yet on whether any arrests have been made.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

You can call it Hurricane ``Bonnie'' again. After being downgraded to tropical storm status yesterday, Bonnie picked up strength last night.
The storm slammed into Virginia Beach last night.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]

Another tumble for the Japanese stock market today as the global economic free fall continues. Tokyo stocks closed at their lowest level in 12 years following more concerns about the economic problems in Japan and Russia. On Wall Street, the Dow yesterday suffered its third-biggest point drop ever.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, August 28th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-46 tc 1:41:47]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


One person was injured in an overnight shooting in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Police say the male victim suffered minor injuries when he was shot at the Shell Station on the corner of Herschberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue around 3-15 this morning.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Roanoke police say the incident is still under investigation.
2 handguns were recovered at the scene of the shooting.
(------------)


[2-BONNIE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-K]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Bonnie]


Hurricane Bonnie is back up to hurricane strength this morning, continuing to batter the East coast as it heads back into the Atlantic.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT FROM NET-R]
[super=03-Virginia Beach]


After regaining strength the storm slammed into the Virginia Coast last night.
Winds as high as 70 miles an hour hammered the Virginia Beach oceanfront, while flooding was heavy in Ocean View in Norfolk.
Jonathan Freed has the latest from North Carolina where authorities estimate damage at around 2 billion dollars.


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bonnie blew]
[SUPER=03-Surf City, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; :40]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC;]

((
BONNIE BLEW OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA THE WAY SHE BLEW IN-- BY SEA!
NOW RESIDENTS MUST COPE WITH THE MESS SHE LEFT BEHIND.
THE HURRICANE DUMPED BETWEEN 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN ALONG PARTS OF THE CAROLINA COAST-- TURNING ROADS INTO RIVERBANKS-- AND CAUSING HEADACHES FOR HOMEOWNERS:

((MOS SOT))


"The flashings around the windows went and.. when the winds switched around to the southwest, the water just drove in. I've got it on my rugs, the ceilings, the walls."
((TRACK 2))

RESIDENTS BEGAN RETURNING TO THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES YESTERDAY-- NOT SURE OF WHAT THEY'D FIND ONCE THEY GOT THERE.
THE STORM'S DRIVING WINDS DID DAMAGE SOME HOMES AND BUSINESSES... AS WELL AS DOWN TREES... AND KNOCK OUT POWER TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS.
BUT BONNIE WASN'T NEARLY AS BAD AS HURRICANE FRAN TWO YEARS AGO:

((MOS SOT))


"THE WAY THEY TALKED I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE CATASTROPHIC.. BUT AS COMPARED TO WHAT FRAN WAS.. I THINK WE SUFFERED MORE DAMAGE WIND WISE THAN WHAT WE DID WITH THIS ONE."

MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON YET ANOTHER HURRICANE.. ONE BY THE NAME OF DANIELLE.. WHICH IS CURRENTLY LOOMING OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.))


[2-ASIAN-MARKET]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's another rocky day for the World Financial markets.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]

[5-newspath NA023]
Japan's stock market today plummeted to its lowest close in 12 years.
The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average tumbled 498 points, losing nearly three and a-half percent of its value.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[YESTERDAY'S 10 AM 10:06:31]
On Wall Street yesterday, a big sell-off saw the dow fall 357 points in very heavy trading.
That's a loss of more than four per cent and the third-biggest point-loss ever.
Concern of Japan's recssion and Russia's economic crisis are being blamed for the sell off in Tokyo and on Wall Street.
(----------------)


[Yeltsin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=Boris Yeltsin]


And as the Russian ruble continues its free fall, the Kremlin continues to deny rumors that Boris Yeltsin is about to resign.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]

[5-newspath na004]
But C-B-S News reports that sources close to the Russian president say he has already signed an undated letter of resignation.
The plan reportedly calls for the letter to be submitted only after Yeltsin's chosen successor... Viktor Chernomyrdin... is confirmed as Prime Minister.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


A Yeltsin spokesperson says that Yeltsin's scheduled summit with President Clinton is still on for next week.[E-Viol

ence-Forum]


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

Roanoke Valley school officials have waged war against violence in schools. Last night, administrators conducted a conference on youth violence to prepare the system with its first line of defense. David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A forum on youth]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools; :14]
[SUPER=01-Cochise Bryant/William Fleming Student; :41]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Trompeter/Judge; :59]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]

(( A forum on youth violence was the first phase on deterring violence in the area's schools. Raising community awareness about school violence was the idea of a Roanoke City school official.
[SOT=19:41:56]
[IN Q=AS YOU'VE SEEN]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; AS YOU'VE SEEN ACROSS THE NATION THE SERIOUS INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURED IN OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA AND KENTUCKY, THOSE INCIDENTS AFFECTED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST ONE SCHOOL. AND IF WE CAN COME OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE AND BRING OUT AN AWARENESS TO THIS ENTIRE VALLEY THAT IT TAKES EVERY PERSON IN THIS ENTIRE VALLEY TO PREVENT VIOLENCE FROM HAPPENING, THEN I'LL BE PLEASED.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=THEN I'LL BE PLEASED.]

It's an issue in which some students claim to know how vital their role is.
[SOT=20:20:34 - TAPE#2]
[IN Q=WE DON'T FEAR]

((COCHISE BRYANT/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT; WE DON'T FEAR OUR SCHOOLS BECAUSE AS STUDENTS OURSELVES, WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE SAFE. SO WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE SAFE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO WAIT ON ADMINISTRATORS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=ABOUT IT.]

And a long standing community child advocate is ready to lead the charge to ensure school safety.
[SOT=19:27:48]
[IN Q=IT'S A LIFETIME]

((PHILLIP TROMPETER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS JUDGE; AND IT'S A LIFETIME COMMITMENT. AND IT'S OUR COMMUNITY'S OBLIGATION TO CONTINUE TO HELP NURTURE THEM AND NOT TURN OUR BACKS ON THEM.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=BACKS ON THEM.]
[STAND-UP/20:08:46 - TAPE #2]

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; A COMMITTEE WILL DEVELOP THE IDEAS GENERATED AT THE FORUM INTO STRATEGIES TO DETER SCHOOL VIOLENCE. THOSE STRATEGIES WILL APPLY VALLEY WIDE. ORGANIZERS HOPE TO HAVE THOSE COMPLETE BY THANKSGIVING. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS12]))

[E-abbott]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-52; 52:40]
[GRAPHIC=Joe Abbott]


10 years behind bars is the sentence for the man federal prosecutors consider Roanoke's Godfather of Crime.
Sentences for other members of the Abed family reached as high as 47 years in prison.
And some members of the jury made another appearance at yesterday's sentencing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In a highly unusual move, two of the jurors who convicted members of the Abed family showed up for yesterday's sentencing hearing six months after the convictions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT very first video on fieldtape]
[IN Q=I'm here because]

((WELL I'M HERE BECAUSE IF I'M BRAVE ENOUGH TO VOTE A MAN GUILTY AS A PERSON I SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO BE HERE AND STAND BY THE DECISION THAT I MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Page Graves/Juror]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=that I made.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This has been an unusual case from start to finish.
After the first of six defendants was led away yesterday morning to begin serving a 47 and-a-half year sentence, he spat at the prosecutor.
But, he missed.

[E-Donnkenny]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-61; 23:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


More garment plant workers in Southwest Virginia are losoing their jobs to cheap overseas labor.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


DonnKenny is closing its New River Finishing plant in Christiansburg which employs nearly 65- people.
The company is also shutting down its plant in Lee County-- putting another 167 workers out of a job.
Company officials blame lower cost imports and changes in department store buying patterns.
They say the move will strengthen the company's operations in Floyd, Wytheville and Independence.
(----------------)



[2-School-Closing]


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


Another short school day for some area students as the mercury rises.
(-------------)

[take pinnacle board]
Schools in Smyth County will be closing at two p-m.
And, Alleghany Highlands schools will close two hours early. [take pinnacle board]
In Covington--Edgemont Primary will close at noon followed by Jeter-Watson at 12:26 and Covington High School at 12:34.
(-------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Maury River Middle School in Rockbridge County will be closed today due to a power outage. [Birthdays]
[SS=none]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Fri.]
[RUNS=:47]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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



[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=13-Shirley Simmons/Virginia Cattle Industry Board;]



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 992-1992/Virginia Cattle Industry Board]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[S-SML-Testing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


The Health Department gives the green light for swimming in Smith Mountain Lake.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


Three areas of the lake -- Crazy Horse Campground, Becky's Creek, and Hardy's Ford Bridge -- had high levels of bacteria from sewage last week.
But this week, Health Department tests show the water is fine.
Officials say this could change.
They will test the water once a week and try to find the source of last week's bacteria.
(------------)




[E-Green-Meadow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=98-51; 1:17:52]
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A judge has ordered that an eight-unit apartment building in Franklin County be torn down.
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The building was damaged by mudslides and heavy rains in 1996.
Eight families were evacuated, but for two years, it has stood empty, crumbling and condemned.
A judge says owner Bill Bratton of A and B Properties in Roanoke has three months to tear it down.
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((JUDY SHIVELY/NEIGHBOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO COME TOWARD ME, YOU KNOW, BUT EVIDENTLY THOSE BEAMS ARE HOLDING IT UP AND IT JUST LOOKS TERRIBLE. IT REALLY DOES.))
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Bratton says he doesn't know what he'll build on the land -- but due to new zoning ordinances, it will NOT be another apartment complex.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-49; 1:35:02]
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The federal government breathes new life into a Roanoke public-housing complex.
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The U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving Lincoln Terrace a 15 million dollar grant.
It will be used for tearing down old units and building new duplexes and single-family homes.
It's part of an aggressive federal program to change the image of public housing.
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((ELINOR BACON/ASSISTANT SECRETARY, US DEPT. OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: THE PLANS FOR ROANOKE...IT BECOMES ONE CITY, ONE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Elinor Bacon/Dept. of Housing and Urban Dev.;]
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More than a hundred communities competed for the money.
Roanoke was one of only 22 to win a grant.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In sports, Friday Football Extra kicks off it's fifteenth anniversary season.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Amar Abed was sentenced to 47 years in prison yesterday.
Abed is one of 6 members of the crime family sentenced yesterday in the racketeering case against them.
Abed is convicted of helping to set fire in 1995 to the Corner Store in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An overnight shooting injured one person in Roanoke.
The shooting occurred around 3-15 this morning at a gas station on the corner of Herschberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue.
Police say the male victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Last night Roanoke Valley administrators held a forum aimed at raising awareness of school voilence.
The forum was intended to generate ideas for strategies to fight school crime.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-48]
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It's a mountain retreat, but not one just for honeymooners--
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


In fact, Giles County's Mountain Lake resort is most geared toward FAMILY groups.
Guests can enjoy activities like swimming and canoeing, as well as night- time entertainment.
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[IN Q=We normally have]

((BUZZ SCANLAND/GENERAL MANAGER: WE NORMALLY HAVE A MAGICIAN ONE NIGHT. WE HAVE SOME APPALACHIAN CULTURE WITH CLOGGING AND SO FORTH ANOTHER NIGHT. WE DO KARAOKE AT NIGHT. NEXT YEAR, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO ADD A NIGHT WHERE WE ACTIVATE "DIRTY DANCING" A LITTLE BIT AND HAVE SOME DANCING FROM THE '60S.))
[SUPER=01-Buzz Scanland/General Manager;]
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[OUT Q=from the '60s.]
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Of course, Mountain Lake is largely known for being part of the setting of the 1987 film, "Dirty Dancing".
If you didn't catch the movie, you can still see the sights of the resort --
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in this week's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.
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