[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton returns from vacation and prepares to meet an embattled Boris Yeltsin in Moscow.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And another boating accident on Smith Mountain Lake.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear skies this morning--
Expect another day of 90- degree heat before cooler temperatures settle in.
Our forecast, plus the latest on Hurricane Danielle, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[SML-Ax]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=net-C;from 98-48; 1:43:47]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Smith Mountain Lake rescue officials say they've had three times the number of calls this season compared with last year.
The latest call came Saturday night --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Saturday Night;]

when three men suffered serious injuries after a bass boat hit a Pontoon boat in the Blackwater River area of the lake at about 11-30.
Union Hall resident Eric Barber, Jeffrey Bussey (Bue-see) of Rocky Mount and Ivy Layman are all at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Layman and Barber are both in intensive care.
Layman is listed in serious condition, Barber and Bussey are both listed in stable condition.
Rescue workers say darkness and the narrowness of that part of the lake were probably factors in the accident.
Franklin County Game Wardens are still investigating. There have been three fatalities at the lake this year.
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[Airlines-strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Northwest Pilots are on the picket lines for a third day with no talks scheduled.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]


But negotiators for the airline and the pilots' union say they are ready to start talks again.
White House officials say if the strike lasts until Labor Day, President Clinton might order a 60-day ``cooling off'' period as he did with an American Airlines pilots' strike last year.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In the meantime, thousands of passengers, some local, have have been left scrambling to find travel alternatives.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[local bite field tape]
[IN Q=]

((BOB WAGNER/STRANDED NORTHWEST PASSENGER; WHEN WE BOOKED THIS FLIGHT THREE OR FOUR WEEKS AGO, THERE WAS SOME POTENTIAL. BUT THE TRIP WAS IMPORTANT AND I COULDN'T CANCEL. I MOVED IT FROM SATURDAY TO FRIDAY WITH HOPES OF LATCHING ON. I EVEN CALLED LAST NIGHT, TWO NIGHTS AHEAD AND IT'S STILL PRETTY FULL. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Wagner/Stranded Northwest Passenger;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=it's still pretty full.]
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[VO-NAT]


The major sticking points for Northwest and its more than six- thousand pilots are job security and compensation.
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[North-Korea]


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


The Pentagon calls it a "serious development."
Overnight North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward Japan.
The Pentagon says it landed in the Sea of Japan, halfway between the two countries.

A Japanese report says it may have been a new type of missile the North is developing.[DIANA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Princess Diana]


Flowers are piled high at the gates of Kensington Palace and flags in London are at half staff as people remember Princess Diana.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Diana in a Paris car crash.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]

[4:00:00]
[IN Q=It was]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]
[SUPER=03-London, United Kingdom;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London]

((
IT WAS A YEAR AGO THIS MORNING THE NATION AWOKE TO THE NEWS SOME EVEN TODAY CAN'T SEEM TO COMPREHEND.

(SOT/MOS) "There's definitely something missing, there will always be

something missing."
IN A TUNNEL IN PARIS, ALONG THE SEINE RIVER.. JUST AS THE EIFFEL TOWER GOES OUT OF SIGHT.. ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS WOMAN IN THE WORLD, LAY DYING IN THE TWISTED WRECKAGE OF A BLACK MERCERDES SEDAN.
THEY ARE IMAGES THAT SEEM LIKE YESTERDAY, BUT SOME 364 YESTERDAYS HAVE COME AND GONE, AND THERE ARE STILL SO MANY QUESTIONS.

(SOT/MOS) "I think everybody's made up their mind about what happened.

Really, I don't think they're looking too much further for anything else."

(NAT)


ON THIS, THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRASH THAT KILLED PRINCESS DIANA, FRENCH PROSECUTORS SAY THE MOST EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION EVER INTO A CAR CRASH, COULD BE WRAPPED UP BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
ATTENTION REMAINS FOCUSED ON SEVERAL KEY ISSUES: FIRST, THE DRIVER, HENRI PAUL, IN ADDITION TO A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL NEARLY FOUR TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT, A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE WAS FOUND AS WELL. WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND COULD IT BE A CULPRIT?
SECOND, THE CAR ITSELF, THE BLACK MERCEDES SEDAN HAD RECENTLY BEEN OVERHAULED AND THERE ARE THOSE WHO QUESTION WHETHER THE BRAKES WERE WORKING PROPERLY, AND THE POSSIBILITY THE CAR'S AIRBAGS DEPLOYED BEFORE IT HIT THE CONCRETE PILLAR WITH SUCH BRUTAL FORCE. MECHANICAL FAILURE HAS NOT BEEN RULED OUT.
AND THIRD, DID THE ACCIDENT HAVE TO BE FATAL? FRENCH EMERGENCY WORKERS HAVE COME UNDER SCRUTINY FOR TREATING DIANA AT THE SCENE, RATHER THAN TRANSPORTING HER IMMEDIATELY TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.))

[CLINTON-SUMMIT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton departs Washington today for his Summit with russian president Boris Yeltsin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; ]


The President arrived back in Washington yesterday after a week-and-a-half family vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
In addition to economics, the two leaders may also discuss security concerns in Asia and the Middle East, as well as reduction of nuclear stockpiles.
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]

[4:17:30]
Meantime, Russia's political and economic scenario appears to be in chaos.
Russian lawmakers open debate today on Yeltsin's choice to re-appoint Viktor Chernomyrdin Prime Minister.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a Galax native makes a big showing at the U-S Amateur Golf Championship.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



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


[One-Steve]


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



[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm looking]
[SUPER=13-Paul Warnick/College Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=13-Karen Warnick/Paul's Mother; :42]
[SUPER=13-Bob Warnick/Paul's Father; :59]
[SUPER=12-Bedford; 1:14]
[RUNS=3:31]
[OUT Q=think that he does]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-V-WIL-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-45; 1:59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mary Baldwin/V-Wil]

The all-female cadet corps is celebrating its 4th anniversary at Mary Baldwin College.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;]


The program is called V-WIL or "Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership".
And, 43-new freshmen, called (Nah-lls)"nULLs", were officially accepted into the program yesterday.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An hour-long induction ceremony and military parade took place earlier yesterday afternoon to mark the occasion.
This is the first time that all classes from seniors to freshmen will be part of the V-Wil program.

[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=Common Sense]
[GRAPHIC=Common Sense]


Last week the stock market was rocked by turmoil in other countries.
In this week's Common Sense, Scott Goldberg explains there is an upside to this foreign crisis.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=weak foreign]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 00]
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards & Sons; :15]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=i'm SG]

["Common Sense SU" at TC 01:47]
((Weak foreign economies may be dragging down the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
But those same economies are propping up some American stocks and bringing American consumers some lower prices at the store.
Here's stockbroker George Brammer.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11 10 05]

["STOCK-MARKET" tape]
[IN Q=THE RESULT]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS & SONS: THE RESULT OF THIS FOREIGN CRISIS PROBABLY IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO SOME CORPORATIONS LIKE RETAILERS. AND IT PROBABLY WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO CONSUMERS. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO BUY PRODUCTS AT CHEAPER PRICES TODAY, LATER THIS YEAR, THAN YOU COULD BUY THEM A YEAR AGO.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=YEARS AGO]

["Common Sense SU" at]
That's assuming that the American economy stays immune to what's plaguing foreign countries, and that the Americans stay employed and keep a good supply of spending money.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

[Health-Check]


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


On the medical front, the drug industry is becoming a booming business thanks to the popularity of several new medications.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
A HUGE SURGE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW DRUGS ON THE MARKET IS PROVING TO BE PROFITABLE-- FOR THE COMPANIES THAT MAKE THEM, AND THE STORES THAT SELL THEM.
VT=VO

((vo))
POPULAR DRUGS SUCH AS THE MALE IMPOTENCY PILL, VIAGRA, ARE REELING IN CUSTOMERS... IN SEARCH OF NEW REMEDIES TO CURE WHAT AIL'S THEM.
A GROUP REPRESENTING PHARMACIES ESTIMATES THAT DRUG SALES WILL BRING IN MORE THAN 100-BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR ALONE--
THAT'S UP 15-PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVES A NEW METHOD TO CLOSE WOUNDS-- ONE THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE STITCHES.
DERMABOND IS A TOPICAL ADHESIVE THAT ACTUALLY GLUES THE SKIN BACK TOGETHER.
DOCTORS SAY THE PRODUCT IS MUCH FASTER AT CLOSING WOUNDS THAN SUTURES.. AND IT OFTEN ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR LOCAL ANESTHETIA.//
VT=VO

((vo)) AND THERE'S NEW HOPE FOR CHILDREN WITH FACIAL DEFORMATIES.
SURGEONS IN ATLANTA HAVE COME UP WITH A DEVICE THAT CAN LENGTHEN AND RESHAPE THE FACE.
THE INTERNAL OSTEO-GENESIS DISTRACTION DEVICE WORKS BY USING METAL PLATES AND TINY SCREWS THAT GRADUALLY PULL APART THE SKULL OR JAWBONE.
THIS SEPARATION ALLOWS FOR NEW BONE TO GROW...WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CORRECTING THE DEFORMITY.
AND UNLIKE SIMILAR PROCEDURES, MOST OF THE APPARATUS IS BURIED UNDER THE SKIN.
THE DEVICE WAS APPROVED BY THE F-D-A EARLIER THIS YEAR.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, 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;]



[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]


Flags are at half staff today across London and a thousand bouquets of flowers are piled in front of Kensington palace on this, the first anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
Meantime, French investigators continue their probe of the car crash that killed the princess.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A boating accident on Smith Mountain lake sends three men to the hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities say it happened late Saturday night when a bass boat collided with a Pontoon boat.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


The strike by Northwest Airlines pilots is now in its third day, forcing thousands of passengers to scramble to find travel alternatives.
White House officials say if the strike lasts until Labor Day, President Clinton might reconsider his decision not to intervene.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday August 31st.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-DIANA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none - NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Princess Diana]


It was one year ago today that Princess Diana was killed in a Paris car accident.
Today flowers are piled high at the gates of Kensington Palace and flags in London are at half staff as people remember the Princess.
Meantime, in Paris the official French investigation into the crash continues.
Lee Cowan joins us from London with the latest on how people are remembering the princess.
[Live= Full/newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-London;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )



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[SOT]

[4:00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]
[SUPER=03-London, United Kingdom;]
[RUNS=1:44]

((
IT WAS A YEAR AGO THIS MORNING THE NATION AWOKE TO THE NEWS SOME EVEN TODAY CAN'T SEEM TO COMPREHEND.
"There's definitely something missing, there will always be something missing."
IN A TUNNEL IN PARIS, ALONG THE SEINE RIVER.. JUST AS THE EIFFEL TOWER GOES OUT OF SIGHT.. ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS WOMAN IN THE WORLD, LAY DYING IN THE TWISTED WRECKAGE OF A BLACK MERCERDES SEDAN.
THEY ARE IMAGES THAT SEEM LIKE YESTERDAY, BUT SOME 364 YESTERDAYS HAVE COME AND GONE, AND THERE ARE STILL SO MANY QUESTIONS.

(SOT/MOS) "I think everybody's made up their mind about what happened.

Really, I don't think they're looking too much further for anything else."

(NAT)


ON THIS, THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRASH THAT KILLED PRINCESS DIANA, FRENCH PROSECUTORS SAY THE MOST EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION EVER INTO A CAR CRASH, COULD BE WRAPPED UP BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
ATTENTION REMAINS FOCUSED ON SEVERAL KEY ISSUES: FIRST, THE DRIVER, HENRI PAUL, IN ADDITION TO A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL NEARLY FOUR TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT, A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE WAS FOUND AS WELL. WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND COULD IT BE A CULPRIT?
SECOND, THE CAR ITSELF, THE BLACK MERCEDES SEDAN HAD RECENTLY BEEN OVERHAULED AND THERE ARE THOSE WHO QUESTION WHETHER THE BRAKES WERE WORKING PROPERLY, AND THE POSSIBILITY THE CAR'S AIRBAGS DEPLOYED BEFORE IT HIT THE CONCRETE PILLAR WITH SUCH BRUTAL FORCE. MECHANICAL FAILURE HAS NOT BEEN RULED OUT.
AND THIRD, DID THE ACCIDENT HAVE TO BE FATAL? FRENCH EMERGENCY WORKERS HAVE COME UNDER SCRUTINY FOR TREATING DIANA AT THE SCENE, RATHER THAN TRANSPORTING HER IMMEDIATELY TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.))
[SUPER=05-London;]
(ad libn)
[OUT Q=BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO;]


[E-Lake-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48; 1:43:47]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Three men are recovering this morning after a boating accident on SMith MOuntain Lake sent them to the hospital Saturday night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Saturday Night;]


Authorities say a bass boat hit a pontoon boat in the Blackwater River section of the lake around 11-30.
Union Hall resident Eric Barber, Jeffrey Bussey (Bue-see) of Rocky Mount and Ivy Layman are all at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Rescue workers say darkness and the geography of the lake itself probably caused the accident.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=02:15:44]
[IN Q=THIS IS A]

((JIM SWANN/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE FIRE CHIEF; THIS IS A NARROW END OF THE LAKE. YOU COULD COME AROUND A COVE ON THIS END OF THE LAKE AND NOT SEE SOMETHING APPROACHING. WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS IN THIS AREA. THE SHARP TURNS AND THE COVE COMES OUT TO THE MAIN ARM OF THE RIVER.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Swann/Smith Mtn. Lake Fire Chief; :00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=OF THE RIVER.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Ivy Layman and Eric Barber are both in intensive care. Layman is listed in serious condition, Barber and Jeffrey Bussey are in stable condition. Swann says there have been three fatalities at the lake this year.
Smith Mountain Lake marine rescue officials say they've had three times the number of calls this season compared to last year. Franklin County Game Wardens are still investigating the accident.
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[Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-B;from 597-52 1/29/98]
[GRAPHIC=Emmitt Cressell]


A strong indication that race may have played a role in the burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson COunty.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/January]


Prosecutor J-D Bolt signed a document stating that Emmitt Cressell Jr., one of two white men accused in the murder of Garnett G-P Johnson, shot at 2 black teenagers and yelled racial slurs at them only weeks before the slaying.
Cressell was NOT charged in the shooting.
Cressell's co-defendant in the Johnson case, Louis Ceparano, will serve two life terms after a deal in which he pleaded guilty to capital murder and robbery.
Cressell faces a capital murder trial in late October.
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[E-Northwest-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-51; 1:19:30]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Another day on the picket lines for Northwest pilots.
If the strike continues past labor day the White House says President Clinton could order a 60 day cooling off period.
But for now the strike is forcing thousands of passengers to make alternate plans.
David Johnson has more on the local effects of the strike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bob Wagner]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Bob Wagner/Stranded Northwest Passenger; :10]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=relatively cooperative.]

(( Bob Wagner flew Northwest Airlines from Michigan to Roanoke on Friday night. He was in the area for a business meeting.
[SOT=10:15:40]
[IN Q=I ARRIVED HERE]

((BOB WAGNER/STRANDED NORTHWEST PASSENGER; I ARRIVED HERE AT 11 O'CLOCK. I WAS SUPPOSED TO COME IN ON SATURDAY. THE MEETING WAS PRETTY IMPORTANT, SO I CHANGED MY FLIGHT FROM SATURDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=FRIDAY NIGHT.]

Now that the meeting is over, the business at hand for Wagner is making his way home.
[SOT=10:15:51]
[IN Q=I WAS SUPPOSED]

((BOB WAGNER; I WAS SUPPOSED TO FLY FROM HERE TO DETROIT TO SAGINAW, MICHIGAN. NOW IT LOOKS LIKE I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FLY FROM HERE TO CHICAGO ON A DIFFERENT AIRLINE. AND THEN FROM CHICAGO TO FLINT AND THEN DRIVE FROM FLINT TO SAGINAW.))

[RUNS16]
[OUT Q=TO SAGINAW.]

Mesaba Airlines serves as an airlink for Northwest Airlines here in Roanoke. Employees say they have ended service until the Northwest strike is over. Wagner says his company saw the handwriting on the wall and tried to work around it. He says it's been difficult to catch a flight with other airlines because they're already full. But he's staying in good spirits.
[SOT=10:16:42]
[IN Q=WELL OBVIOUSLY]

((BOB WAGNER; WELL OBVIOUSLY IT'S A PROBLEM. BUT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO WORK THROUGH IT. SO FAR EVERYONE HAS BEEN RELATIVELY COOPERATIVE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=COOPERATIVE]

[STAND-UP/16:11:56] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MESABA'S AIRLINK SERVICE FOR NORTHWEST NORMALLY FLYS OUT OF ROANOKE AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. THOSE FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS11]))


[2-CLINTON-SUMMIT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


One day after arriving home from his family vaction, President Clinton heads for Moscow today for a summit with Boris Yeltsin.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The Moscow visit begins a six-day trip that also takes Mr. Clinton to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
In addition to economics, the two leaders may also discuss security concerns in Asia and the Middle East, as well as reduction of nuclear stockpiles.
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]

[4:17:30]
Russia's political and economic situation appears to be in chaos.
Russian lawmakers open debate today on Yeltsin's choice to re-appoint Viktor Chernomyrdin Prime Minister.
(----------------)




[Road-Checks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC 1:44:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're traveling during the Labor Day holiday, don't be surprised if you see more state police then usual on the roads.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Next weekend, Virginia state police will have three-fourths of its force on the roads from Friday through Monday. It's part of a program called CARE or "Combined Accident Reduction Effort". Last Labor Day weekend, there were 16 fatalities on Virginia roads and 175 people were arrested for drunk driving.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=14:35:32]
[IN Q=These are the]

((TROOPER BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE; THESE ARE THE TYPE OF VIOLATIONS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO TARGET. GETTING THESE DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD AND REDUCING ACCIDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Carpentieri/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=ACCIDENTS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The effort will take place throughout the nation and Canada. State and local police will also put in place their "Smart, Safe and Sober" program. Officers will hold safety belt and child safety seat check points at unannounced locations. That program will begin a few days before the CARE effort.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Mon.]
[RUNS=:48]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]




(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=you chose JMU]
[SUPER=13-Paul Warnick/College Freshman; :09]
[SUPER=13-Bob Warnick/Paul's Father; :49]
[SUPER=12-Bedford; 1:01]
[SUPER=13-Karen Warnick/Paul's Mother; 1:25 (quick)]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=I'm a mother..ha ha]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Ag-Classroom]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-58; 26:07]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Grade schoolers across the state will be learning more about the earth.
The Virginia Farm Bureau's "Ag in the Classroom" initiative is expanding to make it more up to date with the new standards of learning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;]


Elementary school teachers are being offered free teaching materials to incorporate into their everyday lesson plans.
The idea is to teach children that agriculture affects their everyday lives.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:33:35]
[IN Q=And we think]

((JAY POOLE/AG IN THE CLASSROOM: AND WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT VEHICLE TO TELL A REALLY GOOD STORY ABOUT AGRICULTURE THESE DAYS. AGRICULTURE IS NOT REALLY THE FARMER WITH THE OVERALLS AND THE PITCHFORK ANYMORE, IT'S THE FARMER THAT HAS A VERY EXPENSIVE TRACTOR WITH A SATELLITE DISH ON THE TRACTOR THAT TALKS TO A SATELLITE UP IN ORBIT. THAT'S WHAT AGRICULTURE IS TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Poole/Ag In The Classroom; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=agriculture is today.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Poole says teaching children about agriculture now will make them better- informed voters when they're grown up.
It also opens up new career paths they might not have been aware of.
(----------------)


[E-Center-Appreciation]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-44; 2:03:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

People who have contributed to Roanoke's "Center in the Square" had their day in the sun yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
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Refreshments and clowns were on hand. Part of the festivities included face-painting for the kids. It was part of a "Donor Appreciation Day" celebration.
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((JAMES SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; WE HAVE DONORS FROM THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA. MOST OF THEM RIGHT HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. SO THIS IS THE WAY THAT WE'RE SAYING THANK YOU. AND IT'S ONE OF THE WAYS, WE HAVE OTHER WAYS OF DOING THAT ALSO.))

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The schedule of events also included art classes and live animal demonstrations. Even some players with the Roanoke Wrath were on hand to sign autographs.
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In sports, Jeff Gordon collects another checkered flag.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Another boating accident on Smith Mountain Lake leaves 3 men in the hospital.
They were involved in a collision between a bass boat and a pontoon boat Saturday night.
Rescue workers at the Lake say they've had 3 times the number of calls this year compared with last year.
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Grayson County's prosecutor has signed a document indicating that one of two white men charged in the burning and beheading of a black man was involved in a racial incident before the murder.
The document says Emmitt Cressell Junior yelled racial slurs and shot at 2 black teenagers just weeks before Garnett G-P Johnson was killed.
Cressell was NOT charged in the shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Northwest Airlines strike is affecting passengers and employees in Roanoke.
Locally, Mesaba Airlines serves as an airlink for Northwest Airlines. Employees say they have ended service until the Northwest strike is over. Meantime passengers are scrambling to find different airlines and connecting flights.
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