[DOW]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


The markets in Hong Kong and Europe are down this morning as investors react to yesterday's big drop on Wall street.

Betsy Ka-ret-nick has the latest from New York.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Karetnick/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-M. Cary Leahey/High Frequency Economics;]
( ad lib)



((THE SOUND OF THE BELL BROUGHT LITTLE RELIEF. LATE IN THE AFTERNOON STUNNED TRADERS WATCHED THE BEARS SAVAGE WALL STREET.
ESS=graphic DOW

BY DAY'S END, THE DOW INDUSTRIALS HAD PLUMMETED 512, WIPING OUT THE YEAR'S GAINS.
ESS=graphic NASDAQ

THE TECHNOLOGY LADEN NASDAQ PLUNGED 140 POINTS, ITS WORST LOSS EVER.
VT=vo nyse trading

THE WRECKAGE LEFT FEW SURVIVORS. BELLWETHER STOCKS TOOK MAJOR HITS. IBM DOWN ALMOST 10. COCA COLA SWALLOWING A MORE THAN 7 POINT HIT. COMPUTER FAVORITE DELL FALLING 18 AND A QUARTER WITH MANY INTERNET FAVORITES POSTING DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES.
NO ONE EVENT PRECIPITATED THE WIPEOUT...BLAME INSTEAD IS SHARED BY ECONOMIES AROUND THE GLOBE, STARTING WITH THE ASIAN CONTAGION.
VT=SOT m. cary leahey, high frequency economics

19:36:37 WORRIES THAT THE ASIAN CONTAGION...UNITED STATES.

VT=VO manufacturing

FAILING ECONOMIES OVERSEAS ARE ALREADY HURTING U.S. CORPORATE PROFITS...CHEAP IMPORTS CUT INTO THE BOTTOM LINE HERE WHILE EXPORTS ARE HAVING A TOUGHER TIME FINDING A MARKET ABROAD.
THE ULTIMATE RISKS TO US. PROFITABILITY REMAIN TO BE SEEN. MUCH DEPENDS ON THE CONSUMER HERE AT HOME.

VT=sot m. cary leahey, high frequency economics

19:37:47 if we decide that maybe this is ....if they consumer gets nervous you've got a problem.


ONCAM=betsy
(BETSY)

CONSUMERS WILL DECIDE OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WHETHER TO PUT THEIR WALLETS AWAY. BUT INVESTORS WILL PROBABLY DECIDE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. AND THAT ANALYSTS SAY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ALREADY ROCKY MARKET. (BK SIG OUT)))

[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]
[OUT Q=BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO]





[E-Dubois-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-56 30:24]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Governor Gilmore refused to stop the death sentence for Johnile (Jhon-neal Dwa-bwah) DuBois.
So the man who fatally shot a Portsmouth convenience store clerk in a 1991 robbery was put to death last night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


DuBois admitted it in court and cooperated with prosecutors against his co-defendants.
In return, prosecutors did NOT seek the death penalty.
But that was NOT justice to a Portsmouth judge, who imposed a death sentence anyway.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Eleven members of the victim's family witnessed last night's execution.[E-Nolen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:47:09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Franklin County man facing murder charges was convicted of voluntary manslaughter yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


41-year-old Johnny Nolen says he killed Thomas Darnell Palmer by accident.
He says Palmer exposed himself and made sexual advances to Nolen's girlfriend, Sharon Austin, early in the morning on March 29th.
The two men scuffled, and Nolen says he does not know where the knife came from.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:18:11]
[IN Q=I remember]

((JOHNNY NOLEN/DEFENDANT: I REMEMBER DARNELL GETTING TRIPPED ... EVIDENTLY IT WENT INTO DARNELL.))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Nolen/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=into Darnell]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jury did not believe Nolen killed Palmer by accident.
But they still reduced his charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter.
They recommended Nolen serve five years in prison.
(------------)



[5-Powell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-23 1:19:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Funeral Services for retired Supreme Court Justice Lewis F-Powell Junior brought nine hundred mourners to Richmond yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


All nine sitting Supreme Court justices lined up outside Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Five former Virginia governors and other elected officials turned out for the service.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:24:20]
[IN Q=Lewis Powell's]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: LEWIS POWELL'S CONTRIBUTIONS WERE SUCH AS CREATED THE ATMOSPHERE FOR A MODERATION TO ALLOW A PERSON LIKE ME TO GET ELECTED.))
[sot C-SPAN 12:05:04]

((JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR: MOST IMPORTANT, HE WAS WILLING TO TALK ABOUT CASES AND ISSUES. HIS DOOR WAS ALWAYS OPEN. I MISS THOSE VISITS AND THOSE DISCUSSIONS STILL TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Day O'Connor/U.S. Supreme Court Justice; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=still today.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/December 1993;]


Powell served on the high court under Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
His service on the court began when he was 64.
He died last week at age 90 in Richmond.
(------0----------)


[E-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Horace Fralin]


A judge says heirs to Horace Fralin are NOT entitled to an IRS refund on the late developer's estate.
Heirs to Fralin's fortune sued the government trying to force the I-R-S to cough up a refund worth 3-quarters of a million dollars.
They claimed changes in federal estate and gift taxes should have been applied retroactively, but judge Jackson Kiser didn't buy the argument.
Fralin left 85-million dollars when he died in 1993.


[CLINTON-MOSCOW]


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


President Clinton arrived in Moscow today for a Summit he hopes will help out his Russian counterpart, Boris Yeltsin.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


Mister Clinton is trying to keep the kremlin from abandoning its moves toward democracy and the free market... in the wake of political and economic troubles.
In addition to meeting with President Clinton... Boris Yeltsin is busy struggling to stay in power.
Russia's lower house of parliament rejected Viktor Chernomyrdin as prime minister yesterday.
And hard-liners are calling for Yeltsin's resignation.
(----------------)




[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Sammy Sosa provides some fireworks at Wrigley Field.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Tuesday everybody.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=13-Lola Byrd/Clinical Psychologist;]
[SUPER=13-Jackie Wilkerson/Marriage and Family Counselor;]




(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Child-Pornography]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Blacksburg man was found guilty yesterday of possessing and distributing child pornography.
25-year-old Thomas Brooks Jenkins pleaded no contest to charges that he e-mailed pornographic images of children.

Jenkins was arrested after he allegedly e-mailed pornographic photos of young boys to a Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy, who had contacted Jenkins through a chat room.



[E-Halifax-IDS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-48 1:46:12]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Security badges are back at a Southside high school after last year's string of school violence across the country.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Students returning to class yesterday at Halifax County High School posed for their photo I-D's.
The I-D policy started in 1994-- but last year, instead of wearing the badges, students were allowed to carry them.


Now the orginal policy is back.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 22:07:22-:44]
[IN Q=You will probably ]

((LARRY CLARK/PRINCIPAL: YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE MORE SCHOOLS TAKING THIS KIND OF PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH ESPECIALLY YOUR LARGER HIGH SCHOOLS WHERE IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW EVERYBODY IN THE BUILDING ALSO FOR SCHOOLS THE SIZE OF THIS ONE WITH THE NUMBER OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS TAHT WE HAVE IT WOULD BE AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO MAKE PEOPLE GO THROUGH JUST ONE ENTRANCE TO COME INTO THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Principal;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=come into the building.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some students are opposed to the badges, but most faculty agree the photo I-D's will add a degree of security in the building.
(----------------)




[Health-Check]


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


In today's Health Check, are low-fat diets really better for your heart?
Researchers aren't so sure after all.
Mika Brzezinski has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
THERE ARE LOW-FAT DIETS... AND THEN THERE ARE REALLY LOW-FAT DIETS.
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING HEART DISEASE, THERE MAY NOT BE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.
VT=VO

((vo))
A REPORT IN TODAY'S EDITION OF THE JOURNAL, CIRCULATION, SAYS THERE'S NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO DETERMINE WHETHER ULTRA-LOW FAT DIETS REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE MORE THAN MODERATE DIETS.
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS THAT LESS THAN 30-PERCENT OF A PERSON'S CALORIES COME FROM FAT.
RESEARCHERS SAY RIGHT NOW THERE'S NO NEED TO LOWER THAT NUMBER EVEN FURTHER.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE DISCOVERY OF A NEW STRAIN OF THE AIDS VIRUS SPARKS CONCERN.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE STRAIN HAS ONLY BEEN FOUND IN ONE PATIENT-- A 40-YEAR OLD WOMAN IN THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF CAMEROON. SHE DIED OF AIDS IN 1995.
HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE NOW TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THIS NEW STRAIN IS BEING WIDELY SPREAD.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVES THE FIRST VACCINE AGAINST A LEADING CAUSE OF CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA.
ROTA-SHIELD IS AN ORAL VACCINE FOR THE INTESTINAL INFECTION CALLED ROTAVIRUS.
DOCTORS SAY IT CAN CUT A CHILD'S CHANCES OF DEVELOPING SEVERE DIARRHEA BY AS MUCH AS 80-PERCENT.
FOR NOW THOUGH, THE F-D-A IS RECOMMENDING THAT ONLY CHILDREN UNDER SIX MONTHS OF AGE BEGIN TAKING THE VACCINE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THE WONDER HERB FOR DEPRESSION, ST. JOHN'S WORT, MAY NOT BE ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE.
A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES FOUND THAT MANY LEADING BRANDS OF THE POPULAR HERBAL REMEDY.. WERE NOT AS POTENT AS THE LABELS CLAIMED.
EXPERTS BLAME FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS FOR NOT SCRUTINIZING HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS.. IN THE SAME WAY THEY DO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
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;]
[SUPER=13-Jackie Wilkerson/Marriage and Family Counselor;]



[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]


Wall Street gets ready to open the day after the big plunge.
The Dow dropped more than 500 points yesterday.
And today stocks are down in Europe and Hong Kong.
But in Tokyo trading has wrapped up on the plus side.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Twenty-six homes are among the 36 structures already consumed by a wind-driven wildfire in Southern California.
Over five-thousand acres are blackened in an area some 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Russia's economic and political troubles will be the big topics at a two-day Summit between President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
Yeltsin is fighting with the Communist-led opposition, as his country's economy is in a virtual free-fall.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday the first day of September.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-dOW]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Europe and Hong are taking their cue from Wall Street.
Stocks closed down nearly three percent in Hong Kong.
And in early European trading, London, Paris and Frankfurt shares are down.
But, for the second day in a row, Japan's stock market wrapped up trading on the plus side.
The Nikkei average was up almost two percent.
Meantime, the New York stock opens in a few hours with investors shaken by a 512- point drop yesterday, the second-biggest point loss ever.
Betsy (Ka-rett-nick) Karetnick has the latest from New York.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Karetnick/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[5:00:00backup pkg]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-M. Cary Leahey/High Frequency Economics;]
( ad lib)

(( THE SOUND OF THE BELL BROUGHT LITTLE RELIEF. LATE IN THE AFTERNOON STUNNED TRADERS WATCHED THE BEARS SAVAGE WALL STREET.
ESS=graphic DOW

BY DAY'S END, THE DOW INDUSTRIALS HAD PLUMMETED 512, WIPING OUT THE YEAR'S GAINS.
ESS=graphic NASDAQ

THE TECHNOLOGY LADEN NASDAQ PLUNGED 140 POINTS, ITS WORST LOSS EVER.
VT=vo nyse trading

THE WRECKAGE LEFT FEW SURVIVORS. BELLWETHER STOCKS TOOK MAJOR HITS. IBM DOWN ALMOST 10. COCA COLA SWALLOWING A MORE THAN 7 POINT HIT. COMPUTER FAVORITE DELL FALLING 18 AND A QUARTER WITH MANY INTERNET FAVORITES POSTING DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES.
NO ONE EVENT PRECIPITATED THE WIPEOUT...BLAME INSTEAD IS SHARED BY ECONOMIES AROUND THE GLOBE, STARTING WITH THE ASIAN CONTAGION.
VT=SOT m. cary leahey, high frequency economics

19:36:37 WORRIES THAT THE ASIAN CONTAGION...UNITED STATES.

VT=VO manufacturing

FAILING ECONOMIES OVERSEAS ARE ALREADY HURTING U.S. CORPORATE PROFITS...CHEAP IMPORTS CUT INTO THE BOTTOM LINE HERE WHILE EXPORTS ARE HAVING A TOUGHER TIME FINDING A MARKET ABROAD.
THE ULTIMATE RISKS TO US. PROFITABILITY REMAIN TO BE SEEN. MUCH DEPENDS ON THE CONSUMER HERE AT HOME.

VT=sot m. cary leahey, high frequency economics

19:37:47 if we decide that maybe this is ....if they consumer gets nervous you've got a problem.


ONCAM=betsy
(BETSY)

CONSUMERS WILL DECIDE OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WHETHER TO PUT THEIR WALLETS AWAY. BUT INVESTORS WILL PROBABLY DECIDE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. AND THAT ANALYSTS SAY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ALREADY ROCKY MARKET. (BK SIG OUT)))

[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]
[OUT Q=bACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.]





[2-E-Dubois-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-56 30:24]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


A man who shot and killed a disabled convenience store clerk in Portsmouth was put to death last night, despite cooperating with prosecutors after the 1991 murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Johnile DuBois (Jhon-neal Dwa-bwah) admitted to murder and robbery in court and cooperated with prosecutors against his co-defendants.
In return, the prosecution did NOT seek the death penalty.
But that was NOT justice to a Portsmouth judge, who imposed a death sentence anyway.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Eleven members of the victim's family witnessed last night's execution.[2-E-Nolen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-46 1:47:09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The conviction for a Franklin County man yesterday was voluntary manslaughter, NOT murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


41-year-old Johnny Nolen says he killed Thomas Darnell Palmer by accident.
He says Palmer exposed himself and made sexual advances to Nolen's girlfriend, Sharon Austin, early in the morning on March 29th.
The two men scuffled, and Nolen says he does not know where the knife came from.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:18:11]
[IN Q=I remember]

((JOHNNY NOLEN/DEFENDANT: I REMEMBER DARNELL GETTING TRIPPED ... EVIDENTLY IT WENT INTO DARNELL.))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Nolen/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=into Darnell]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jury did not believe Nolen killed Palmer by accident.
But they still reduced his charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter.
They recommended Nolen serve five years in prison.
(------------)



[E-LaChance]


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


There are charges of sexual harrassment within the ranks of the Blacksburg Police Department.
Alicia LaChance has filed a claim against the department, alleging, among other things, that when she was interviewed for a job she was asked whether she'd slept with some police officers.
She'd been on the Christiansburg police force before Blacksburg hired her in February of 1996.
She quit a year ago.

[E-Smith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Pulaski County Sheriff convicted of theft won't be spending any time behind bars.
Terry Smith, who pleaded guilty in March to FELONY theft for stealing an above-ground swimming pool, yesterday was fined and sentenced to community service.
You may recall, the judge decided to reduce the FELONY to a MISDEMEANOR.
That has angered Commonwealth's attorney Everett Shockly who belives Judge Colin Gibb is giving Smith preferential treatment.

Shockley intends to challenge the case to an appellate court.[E-Family-Life]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-49 1:39:50]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


New sex education material for Lynchburg schools is the center of controversy.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some school board members object to two videos the Family Life education committee is recommending this year.
One video about abusive relationships shows a young woman being struck repeatedly in the head, an image some feel is too violent for high school seniors.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:06:19]
[IN Q=I think that]

((WAYNE BRINDLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK THAT THE PROCEDURE OF GOING FOR THE MOST GRAPHIC PRESENTATION OF SOMETHING THAT'S OUT THERE WHERE KIDS ARE, LIKE SHOWING THEM WAR BY MOVING INTO THE WAR BY SOME KIND OF VIRTUAL SCENE, IS NOT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT INTO THE CLASSROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Brindle/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=into the classroom.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


But educators say the video gets the point across to children.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:43:20]
[IN Q=Then it's worth]

((JANET JONES/FAMILY LIFE COMMITTEE: THEN IT'S WORTH IT. I KNOW KIDS SEE A LOT WORSE, BUT YES, IT'S DISTURBING. IT BOTHERED ME JUST THE FACT THAT THAT COULD BE GOING ON OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Jones/Family Life Committee; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on out there.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The school board will vote on the material tonight.
(----------------)


[2-CLINTON-MOSCOW]


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


President Clinton is in Moscow this morning for his summit with Boris Yeltsin.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


The two-days of meetings were supposed to center on a range of international issues like nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and trouble in the Balkans.
But Russia's economic and political crisis is clearly overshadowing everything.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]

[4;08:15]
Before leaving for Moscow, the President urged the Russian people not to look to their communist past for answers to their current problems.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If they will]

(( PRESIDENT CLINTON:IF THEY WILL STAY ON THE PATH OF REFORM TO STABILIZE THEIR SOCIETY AND STRENGTHEN THEIR ECONOMY AND GET GROWTH BACK, THEN I BELIEVE AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WESTERN NATIONS WITH STRONG ECONOMIES SHOULD HELP THEM. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=should help them.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


In addition to meeting with President Clinton, Boris Yeltsin is busy struggling to stay in power.
The Communist-led opposition is refusing to confirm Viktor Chernomyrdin as prime minister.
(----------------)


[CA-WILDFIRES]


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


At least 26 homes have been destroyed as a huge wildfire burns out of control in southern California.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riverside Co., CA;]

[4:00:48]
Dry conditions and 20 mile- an- hour winds are feeding the flames.
The five acre blaze is raging in an area about 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Authorities aren't sure how the fire began, but they're investigating reports of lightning strikes from thunderstorms.
Some 400 firefighters are working to put out the fire.
(----------------)

[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Tues.]
[RUNS=1:00]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=13-Jackie Wilkerson/Marriage and Family Counselor;]
[SUPER=13-Lola Byrd/Clinical Psychologist;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


More drug busts in Halifax County resulting from a year long undercover investigation.
The Regional Drug Task Force has arrested Hattie Waller of Nathalie and Hassan Fountain of South Boston.
Both are accused of distributing crack cocaine.
These drug arrests follow three others several weeks ago-- all part of an police operation which has netted cocaine, marijuana, guns, and thousands in cash.
More arrests are pending.


[E-Titanic-Video]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-64 TC 4:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The biggest box office smash of all time is now available on video cassette. The "Titanic" pulled into the harbor of video stores just after midnight. David Johnson was there and has this report.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Several people]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[super=01-Leia Thomas/"Titanic" Fan; :12]
[super=01-Bill Gordon/First In Line; :20]
[super=01-Ryan Matthias/"Titanic" Fan; :30]
[super=04-"Titanic"; :36]
[super=04-Paramount; :38]
[SUPER=01-Denise Miller/Hollywood Video Manager; :52]
[SUPER=01-Paul Hildenberger/Blockbuster Video Manager; 1:06]
[super=01-David Johnson/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=DJ, N7]

((Several people made their way to local video stores last night, all trying to beat that one minute past midnight deadline. And all with different reasons to rent or buy their own copy.
[SOT=23:33:28]
[IN Q=IT'S JUST SOMETHING]

((LEIA THOMAS/"TITANIC" FAN; IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T SEE ENOUGH OF AND IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER EVERY TIME YOU SEE IT. YOU JUST LEARN A LOT FROM IT AND YOU GET TO SEE LEONARDO.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=SEE LEONARDO.]
[SOT=23:41:56]
[IN Q=MY WIFE AND]

((BILL GORDON/FIRST IN LINE; MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER WENT TO SEE IT FIRST AND I TOLD THEM I WOULD WAIT UNTIL IT CAME OUT ON VIDEO. THEY HAVEN'T TOLD ME A WHOLE LOT ABOUT IT. SO I'M JUST ANTICIPATING WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT.)) [RUNS10]
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((RYAN MATTHIAS/"TITANIC" FAN; IT WAS SO GOOD AT THE MOVIES, I COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL IT CAME OUT ON VIDEO SO I COULD SEE IT AGAIN.)) [RUNS05]
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Movie industry analysts predict video sales of "Titanic" will sail right past the current live-action leader "Jurrasic Park", which has sold 17-million copies. Video store employees say they have seen indications that the ship is headed that way.
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((DENISE MILLER/HOLLYWOOD VIDEO MGR.; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY MOVIES TO THIS POINT THAT HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH PREPARATION. WE HAVE ACTUALLY BOUGHT A LOT MORE COPIES OF THIS THAN ANYTHING WE'VE EVER GOTTEN BEFORE.)) ((PAUL HILDENBERGER/BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO MGR.; THE LAST ONE THAT WAS EVEN CLOSE TO IT MAYBE WAS "FOREST GUMP". WE HAD A BIG PROMOTION FOR THAT. BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST TITLE THAT WE'VE HAD TO COME TO BLOCKBUSTER.)) [RUNS24]
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Two different videos of this movie are available, a regular and widescreen version. Some local video stores got shipments of 500 or more copies to rent and sell. [STAND-UP/] ((IT IS SAID THAT MORE COPIES OF THE VIDEO ARE ON THE WAY, AS RETAILERS EXPECT THIS MOVIE TO BE ONE OF THE HOT CHRISTMAS ITEMS OF THE YEAR. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))))

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In sports, Florida State kicks off the football season with a victory.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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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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11 family members of a disabled store clerk watched as his killer was executed last night.
Johnile DuBois killed the clerk in a Portsmouth robbery in 1991.
Governor Gilmore refused to intervene, even though DuBois had cooperated with prosecutors against co-defendants after the murder.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Johnny Nolen was convicted of voluntary manslaughter yesterday in connection with a Franklin County murder in March.
Nolen stabbed Thomas Darnell Palmer after he says Palmer exposed himself to Nolen's girlfriend.
Nolen claimed the stabbing was an accident.
A jury didn't buy it, but they did NOT convict him of the original murder charge.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Lynchburg's school board will vote tonight on whether to allow some controversial videos into sex education classes.
One of the videos in question addresses domestic violence, and shows a woman being repeatedly struck in the head.
Some school board members say the image is too violent for high school seniors.
Supporters of the video say it gets the point across.
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