[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Another tropical storm, another coast.
Earl might be a hurricane by the time he hits Louisiana this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Lynchburg school officials make the final call on some controversial sex-ed videos.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


As Melanie mentioned, Earl is still a tropical storm, but promises heavy rain for the Gulf coast.
Our forecast, meanwhile, stays dry and slightly warmer today.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Clearbrook-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=NET-F]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Route 220-death of a Roanoke County mother of two has the Clearbrook community seeking shelter from further accidents along the corridor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August 20;]

Sherry West was killed when her Jeep was struck by another vehicle as she tried to pull into Route 220 traffic from the Back Creek intersection.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]

Clearbrook residents met with V-DOT officials last night, explaining how dangerous they think the road is and how safety hazards are created.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=19:12:41]
[IN Q=AND PEOPLE DRIVE]

((MIKE WRAY/CLEARBROOK CIVIC LEAGUE MEMBER; AND PEOPLE DRIVE DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND WITH TRAFFIC BEHIND THEM, THEY WILL PULL OFF THE ROAD TILL THEY CAN LET THE TRAFFIC GO BY BEFORE THEY CAN TURN OFF. SO THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO DO TO TRY TO COPE WITH TRYING TO LIVE ON THIS STRETCH OF ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Clearbrook Civic League Member; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=STRETCH OF ROAD.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some suggested that the speed limit be lowered and more closely monitored and enforced. Other suggestions included traffic lights and turn lanes. V-Dot officials say the improvements lack the necessary funding and would have to go through the same time consuming-process as other requests. Residents say they are willing to work with the transportation department to make the area safe.
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[E-Family-Life]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-49 TC1:42:42]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


One stays, one goes.
That's the determination from Lynchburg officials concerning 2 controversial sex-education videos.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]


Some board members say the video entitled "What Kids Want to Know About Sex and Growing Up" was too graphic.. others say it's no worse than what the kids already deal with on the streets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:39:33]
[IN Q=And I'm told]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I'M TOLD WE HAVE 11 AND 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAVING BABIES OVER THERE. THESE KIDS KNOW THIS LANGUAGE, THEY'RE DOING IT, PEOPLE. AND WE'RE SAYING `NO YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT'.. THEY'RE DOING IT OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Smith/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it out there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The board rejected the sex-ed video by a 5 to 4 vote.
By the same margin it APPROVED a video on abusive relationships, that some educators said was just too violent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:25:08]
[IN Q=Generally speaking]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE BRUTALIZING KIND OF VIDEO SCENES, FRANKLY I THINK THEY JUST DESENSITIZE US TO BRUTALIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to brutalization.]
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[VO-NAT]


A local citizens committee also picketed last night's meeting.
It's unhappy the school board hasn't responded to its request for information on why so many black students are being suspended and so few black teachers are being hired.
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[E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC1:49:39]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


It's no longer alleged.
2 little girls WERE indeed switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center three years ago.
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[VO-NAT]


DNA tests showed that Callie Johnson IS the biological child of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers...
Earlier tests already indicated Rebecca Chittum is the biological child of Paula Johnson.
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


That wasn't a surprise to Tommy Rogers, Callie's biological grandfather, but he says he has more questions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:33:21]
[IN Q=I need to ]

((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, I NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS OF NOW, YOU KNOW, OF HOW THIS BECAME))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Rogers/Grandfather; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=this became]
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[VO-NAT]


But the Rogers say even the answer to that question won't ease the pain.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:34:38]
[IN Q=every one of us]

((TRAVIS ROGERS/UNCLE; EVERY ONE OF US, WHEN WE GO TO BED AT NIGHT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE RELIVE THE BABY SWITCH, WE HAVE TO RELIVE EVERYTHING OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND THERE'S GOTTA BE A POINT WHERE IT STOPS, IT'S GOT TO.))
[SUPER=01-Travis Rogers/Uncle;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=got to]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The State Police and the State Health Department are still investigating the switch.


[E-Haygood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-45 TC 2:02:11]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A guilty plea yesterday from a man charged with attacking a woman at knifepoint outside Lynchburg General Hospital last spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]


57-year old John Major Haygood tried to abduct Melanie Curnute (ker-NOOT) at knifepoint the night of April 28th.
Curnute managed to escape and a bystander chased Haygood down and held him until police arrived.
Haygood could receive up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced in October.
Curnute is considering legal action against the hospital for failing to prevent the attack.
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[EARL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=TRopical Storm]


Tropical Storm ``Earl'' is losing some of its punch, but it's still dangerous.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cocodrie, LA;]

[4:02:49]
Forecasters say there's a 40-percent chance the storm will hit Louisiana today.
And forecasters say it could become a hurricane before it hits land.
A state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana.
Evacuations of barrier islands began yesterday.
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[WALL-STREET]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Wall Street's dramatic U-turn from big losses to a big gain has sent Asia's three main stock indexes higher.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


In Tokyo, the Nikkei Stock Average rose about seven points on its third straight day of improvement.
The Singapore and Hong Kong markets also are up.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


In New York, the stock Market opens today's trading about one- percent below where it was at the beginning of the year, following yesterday's big rally.
The 288 point advance in the Dow Jones industrial average came on the busiest day in New York Stock Exchange history -- more than 1 point 2 billion shares were traded.
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[Russia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


From Russia President Clinton is trying to re-assure investors back home and abroad.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia/This Morning;]

[5:00:00]
During a speech in Moscow the President insisted the U-S economy is on solid ground.
The President wrapped up his summit with Boris Yeltsin today with a joint news conference.
The two sides agreed on a measure slashing plutonium stockpiles by 50 metric tons each.
And they also pledged to share information about missile launches.
(----------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a sixty-eight year old National League record falls at the hands of Mark McGwire.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=this morning.]



[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]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Billy Hartis/Beekeeper; :17]
[SUPER=12-Henry Co.; :31]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT= look around]

[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Japanese-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-48 1:48:52]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


The largest producer of tobacco in the world is NOT the U-S, but in fact, is China.
But the states may have an edge when it comes to flue-cured tobacco.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Southside Virginia is known for ITS flue-cured tobacco.
That's why a group of Japanese growers paid a visit yesterday to this Pittsylvania County tobacco farm.
The growers inspected the bright-leaf plants, studied the soil, and heard about field irrigation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:34:58-:09]
[IN Q=Well, we're hoping they will]

((DAN ROBERTSON/TOBACCO GROWER: WELL, WE'RE HOPING THEY WILL LEARN TO GROW A QUALITY TOBACCO AND TOBACCO WITH FLAVOR AND AROMA WHICH GIVES IT A MUCH BETTER TASTE WHEN YOU PREPARE IT FOR THE CIGARETTTE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Robertson/Tobacco Grower;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=for the cigarette.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


This trans-world trip is-- in part-- sponsored by the Standard Commerical Tobacco Company in North Carolina.
From Virginia, the Japanese growers will visit tobacco farms in Kentucky.
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[E-Hair-Removal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-53 TC52:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Forget about shaving or waxing, or even electrolysis...
If you have a thousand dollars to invest, you can have body hair removed for good, and with no pain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; ]

Only a handful of hospitals across the country have this new hair removal system and The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center is one. A laser gun delivers a wave length light and in a flash, the hair is gone permanently and painlessly.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 53 26]
[IN Q=The tip]

((DR. RAYMOND MORGAN/UVA PLASTIC SURGEON: THE TIP OF THIS LASER APPARATUS IS ACTUALLY COOLED SO THAT IS CHILLS THE SKIN FOR THE PATIENT AND IT FEELS LIKE A COOL BLAST PASSING OVER THE SKIN AND THE LASER LIGHT FEELS A LITTLE TINGLY, BUT ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE'VE TREATED SO FAR, NONE OF THEM HAVE REQUIRED ANY TYPE OF ANESTHESIA.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Raymond Morgan/Plastic Surgeon; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=type of anesthesia.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Light Sheer Laser System for physicians use only. Doctor Morgan says the new laser can potentially be used to treat other skin conditions that are difficult to manage because of hair growth in the area.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


On the medical front, doctors may soon be able to distinguish between fast- and slow-growing prostate cancers, to save some patients from needless surgery.
Mika Brzezinski has details in today's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((onCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
A CERTAIN PROTEIN MAY HELP IDENTIFY PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS IN NEED OF AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT-- WHILE SAVING OTHERS FROM NEEDLESS SURGERY.
VT=VO

((vo))
PROSTATE CANCER TUMORS EITHER GROW VERY FAST.. OR VERY SLOW.
SO IT'S CRUCIAL FOR DOCTORS TO DETERMINE WHICH TYPE OF CANCER A PATIENT HAS.
NOW NEW YORK RESEARCHERS ARE RECOMMENDING A TEST THAT MEASURES FOR LEVELS OF A PROTEIN CALLED P-27.
P-27 IS A TUMOR SUPPRESSOR THAT'S ABUNDANT IN NORMAL PROSTATE GLANDS--
BUT IT CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN SLOW-GROWING TUMORS.
RESEARCHERS SAY SUCH AN EARLY DIAGNOSIS WOULD ENSURE THAT PATIENTS ARE GETTING THE RIGHT TREATMENTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A SENATE REPORT FINDS NO PROOF LINKING CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO THE MYSTERIOUS GULF WAR SYNDROME.
THE COMMITTEE AGREED WITH EARLIER PENATGON FINDINGS.. WHICH COULD NOT PINPOINT A SINGLE CAUSE OF THE ILLNESS.
SINCE 1991, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF GULF WAR VETERANS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT VARIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS-- RANGING FROM CHRONIC FATIGUE TO MEMORY LOSS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND WOULD-BE DOCTORS ARE GETTING A CRASH COURSE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.
A SURVEY FOUND THAT NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF TRADITIONAL MEDICAL SCHOOLS ARE NOW TEACHING ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES--
TREATMENTS ONCE THOUGHT OF AS INFERIOR--LIKE CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE, ACUPUNCTURE, AND HERBAL REMEDIES--ARE NOW BEING OFFERED AS ELECTIVES... OR INCLUDED IN REQUIRED COURSES.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZIZINSKI, 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 boards)
[ESS#8703]
[ESS#8704]
[ESS#8705]
[ESS#8700]
[ESS#8701]
[ESS#8702]



[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]


Tropical Storm ``Earl'' is churning its way through the Gulf of Mexico.
Forecasters expect it to grow into a hurricane and hit the Louisiana and Texas coast some time today.
Evacuations are already underway.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Wall Street's turnaround sent Asian markets opening higher today.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei (nee-kay) Average closed with a nearly seven-point increase.
Wall Street bounced back yesterday with a 288-point gain.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[use video of the tape (98-49)]
And the Lynchburg school board says no to an educational video.
Many board members said the video, "What Kids Want to know about Sex and Growing up" is too Graphic.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday September 2nd.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-E-Family-Life]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-49 TC1:42:42]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Lyncburg school officials made the final call last night as to whether 2 videos stirring controversy will remain in sex-education classes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]


Some board members say the video entitled "What Kids Want to Know About Sex and Growing Up" was too graphic.. others say it's no worse than what the kids already deal with on the streets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:39:33]
[IN Q=And I'm told]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I'M TOLD WE HAVE 11 AND 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAVING BABIES OVER THERE. THESE KIDS KNOW THIS LANGUAGE, THEY'RE DOING IT, PEOPLE. AND WE'RE SAYING `NO YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT'.. THEY'RE DOING IT OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Smith/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it out there.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The board rejected the sex-ed video by a 5 to 4 vote.
By the same margin it APPROVED a video on abusive relationships, that some educators said was just too violent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:25:08]
[IN Q=Generally speaking]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE BRUTALIZING KIND OF VIDEO SCENES, FRANKLY I THINK THEY JUST DESENSITIZE US TO BRUTALIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to brutalization.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A local citizens committee also picketed last night's meeting.
It's unhappy the school board hasn't responded to its request for information on why so many black students are being suspended and so few black teachers are being hired.
(----------------)



[E-Route-220]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-64; TC 06:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Annual fatal accidents along the Route 220 corridor between the Blue ridge Parkway and the Franklin County border have Clearbrook residents seeking solutions... to make the road safe. David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=On August 20]
[SUPER=04-August 20; :01]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :09]
[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Clearbrook Civic League Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/VDOT Resident Engineer; :34]
[SUPER=01-Terrell Holbrook/Roanoke Co. Police Department; :52]
[SUPER=@David2; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke County.]

(( Two weeks ago, Sherry West was killed in a car accident at the intersection of Route 220 and Back Creek Road in Roanoke County. Residents have placed a cross of flowers on the grass next to the site in rememberence of their neighbor and to warn other motorists about the dangers of the road. Clearbrook Civic League members acknowledge that improvements have been made north of that site, but they say it's not enough.
[SOT=19:12:15]
[IN Q=FROM CLEARBROOK AREA]

((MIKE WRAY/CLEARBROOK CIVIC LEAGUE MEMBER; FROM CLEARBROOK AREA UP THERE AT THE SCHOOL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THAT AREA IS IN DIRE NEED OF IMPROVEMENTS. IT'S IN DIRE NEED OF SOME TURNING LANES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=TURNING LANES.]
[SOT=20:42:23]
[IN Q=CONSTRUCTION OF]

((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER; CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ITEMS, SUCH AS TURN LANES THEN BECOMES BASICALLY A PRIORITY ON HAVING THAT MONEY IN PLACE TO BUILD WHATEVER THAT MAY BE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=THAT MAYBE.]

Residents also suggested lowering the speed limit and requested stricter enforcement of the posted speed limit, something Roanoke County police say they're working on.
[SOT=20:50:57]
[IN Q=we are]

((OFFICER TERRELL HOLBROOK/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE; WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE COMPLAINTS. WE ARE INCREASING OUR RADAR ENFORCEMENT AND TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT IS BEING FOLLOWED.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=BEING FOLLOWED.]

Residents say they will write to legislators and do everything else they can to make the rides to their homes off of 220 a safe one. David Johnson, News 7.))

[2-E-Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC1:49:39]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


DNA tests are now complete... and confirm for 2 families that the children they have been raising WERE switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


DNA tests showed that Callie Johnson IS the biological child of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers...
Earlier tests already indicated Rebecca Chittum is the biological child of Paula Johnson.
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


That wasn't a surprise to Tommy Rogers, Callie's biological grandfather, but he says he has more questions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:33:21]
[IN Q=I need to ]

((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, I NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS OF NOW, YOU KNOW, OF HOW THIS BECAME))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Rogers/Grandfather; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=this became]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But the Rogers say even the answer to that question won't ease the pain.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:34:38]
[IN Q=every one of us]

((TRAVIS ROGERS/UNCLE; EVERY ONE OF US, WHEN WE GO TO BED AT NIGHT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE RELIVE THE BABY SWITCH, WE HAVE TO RELIVE EVERYTHING OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND THERE'S GOTTA BE A POINT WHERE IT STOPS, IT'S GOT TO.))
[SUPER=01-Travis Rogers/Uncle;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=got to]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The State Police and the State Health Department are still investigating the switch.


[2-EARL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-R]
[GRAPHIC=Tropical Storme]


The coastal areas of Louisiana and Texas are getting ready for Tropical Storm ``Earl.''
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cocodrie, LA;]

[4:02:49]
Forecasters say there's a 40-percent chance the storm will hit Louisiana today.
And forecasters say it could become a hurricane before it hits land.
A a state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana.
Evacuations of barrier islands began yesterday.
(----------------)




[E-Stock-MArket]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=NET-A; FROM NAT'L AND 98-51 TC1:27:49]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Wall Street's comeback has pushed up foreign markets.
The Nikkei Stock Average rose about seven points on its third straight day of improvement.
The Singapore and Hong Kong markets also are up.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Yesterday turned out to be nearly as good a day on Wall Street as Monday was bad, almost.
The Dow rose 288 points... for its second-best point gain ever.
That follows the previous day's 512-point plunge.
The Nasdaq gained 76 points yesterday, another record.
The DOW's roller coaster ride has has left many people wondering how to react.
And it may depend on your age.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


At least one veteran investor said he is sick of hearing about bear markets and bull markets.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11 23 01]
[IN Q=the jargon's]

((BAYARD HARRIS/INVESTOR: THE JARGON'S PRETTY CONFUSING. I THINK IT'S EASIER JUST TO REFER TO IT AS GOOD OR BAD. IT'S FAIRLY EASY TO GET CONFUSED WHETHER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HORNS OF THE BULL OR THE CLAWS OF THE BEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Bayard Harris/Investor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THE BEAR]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Another veteran, who is 66 said he is not too concerned that he lost a lot of money over the last month.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10 46 23]
[IN Q=i have remarkably few]

((BILL POFF/INVESTOR: I HAVE REMARKABLY FEW RESPONSIBILITIES. I HAVE TO FEED ABOUT SIX CATS. AND SO FAR I HAVE DONE THAT VERY COMFORTABLY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Poff/Investor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=COMFORTABLY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some younger investors are starting to form their retirement plans -- and wondering if the stock market is the best place to put their money.
[SOT 11 40 06]
[IN Q=we set up the plans]

((CHERISE COCHRAN/INVESTOR: WE SET UP THE PLANS AND LET THEM RUN THEMSELVES. THEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND YOU TALK ABOUT IT AT LEAST. YOU MAY NOT CHANGE IT BUT YOU TALK ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Cherise Cochran/Investor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=ABOUT IT]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Investors of all ages said they would stay in the stock market, because they think it's still the best long-term investment.

[2-Russia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-P]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton this morning is wrapping up his Russian Summit with Boris Yeltsin.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia/This Morning;]

[5:00:00]
Following a second day of talks the two world leaders held a joint News conference.
The two sides have agreed on a measure slashing plutonium stockpiles by 50 metric tons each.
And they also pledged to share information about missile launches.
Meantime Russia's parliament will hold a second vote Friday on Yeltsin's pick for prime minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin.
(----------------)


[rwanda-genocide]


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


In Tanzania, A U-N tribunal today found a Rwandan ex-mayor guilty of genocide.
It happened in 19-94 when more than 500 thousand Rwandans were killed.
This is the first such international conviction for genocide.

[NORTHWEST]


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


Another airline strike is underway.
Talks broke down last night between Air Canada ands its 21-hundred pilots.
Air Canada has canceled all its flights.
The airline carries about 60- thousand passengers a day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]

[4:07:24 and 4:16 ]
Meantime, more trouble for Northwest Airlines.
The company is laying off workers because of its pilots strike.
Dispatchers and meteorologists were the first to lose their jobs yesterday.
Flight attendants could also be laid off but they're still backing the pilots.
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[SOT]

[4:08:12-16]
[IN Q=It's not even]

(( KRISTI VALENZUELA/NORTHWEST FLIGHT ATTENDANT I'TS NOT EVEN... BECAUSE WE COULD BE NEXT. ))
[SUPER=01-Kristi Valenzuela/Northwest Flight Attendant;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=COULD BE NEXT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Northwest says it will decide today how many of its 50-thousand employees will have to go.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[Out-Q=Wed.]
[RUNS=:51]
[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=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Billy Hartis/Beekeeper; :18]
[SUPER=12-Henry Co.; :26]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT= out doors]

[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC 38:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Patients at a Salem hospital will soon receive emergency care more quickly, when a multi-million dollar expansion is complete.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Lewis-Gale Medical Center is building a new four point eight million dollar emergency room. The E-R will offer specialized services to heart patients including a chest pain monitoring center. The building will also include 27 patient treatment rooms.
The President and C-E-O of Lewis-Gale believes the ER should be more efficient.
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[SOT TC 05:45:51- 05:45:08]
[IN Q=We'll have the enhanced]

((BILL DOWNEY/PRESIDENT AND CEO LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER:WE'LL HAVE ENHANCED SERVICES WITH RADIOLOGY AND THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS A CHEST PAIN OBSERVATION CENTER. PLUS WE'LL BE DOUBLING THE SIZE, THE NUMBER OF PATIENT TREATMENT ROOMS THAT WE OFFER SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE FASTER SERVICE TO PEOPLE WITH MINOR INJURIES AND ILLNESSES))
[SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale President and CEO; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=minor injuries and illnesses]
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[VO-NAT]

The addition will be built next to the entrance of the hospital for easy access. The new E-R will be twice as big as the old one.
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[E-Titanic-Costumes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 TC1:47:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Farmville women who have spent years rummaging through attics and old clothes are finding that their hobby is quite a treasure in Tinsel Town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville;]


The owners of Suzi's Antiques specialize in vintage clothing, and they've provided period costumes for about a half dozen movies.
Their big break came when costumers for the movie "Titanic" called a few years ago.. and said they needed clothing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and 17-hundred movie extras.
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[SOT 14:53:03]
[IN Q=We had a]

((SUSAN VARNER/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WE HAD A LARGE COLLECTION FROM THAT TIME PERIOD, IT'S ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TIME PERIODS, SO WE DID HAVE QUITE A BIG RESOURCE HERE IN THE STORE, BUT WHEN WE FOUND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR CLOTHING FOR, WE HAD A LITTLE DROP IN THE BUCKET.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Varner/Suzi's Antiques; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in the bucket.]
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[VO-NAT]


Varner WAS able to supply all the clothes..
"Titanic's" success has helped put their store and Farmville on the map.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:50:55]
[IN Q=Well, it's helped]

((SUZANNE MCCOY ARENA/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WELL, IT'S HELPED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, LIKE I SAID, NOW PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT. AND THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING IN THEIR CLOSETS AND CALLING US AND SAYING `MY GRANDMOTHER HAD A CUTE LITTLE OUTFIT'.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne McCoy Arena/Suzi's Antiques; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=cute little outfit.]
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[VO-NAT]


The mother- daughter team are now working on finding clothes for the upcoming movie "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Houston Comets remain the W-N-B-A's only champion.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=five and eleven.]



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

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


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


Roanoke County's Clearbrook community wants a nearby stretch of Route 220 made more safe for drivers.
A woman was killed recently after she tried to pull out onto 220 from the Back Creek intersection.
So residents came out last night to request some changes from V-Dot.
But V-Dot says the requested safety measures lack funding, and would take a lot of time to put in place.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lynchburg's school board deemed one video about sex to be too graphic last night, so the the video will be removed from sex education classes.
Meantime the board APPROVED a video on abusive relationships, that some educators say is simply too violent.
Several citizens picketed last night's meeting becuase the board has yet to respond to charges that the school system is disciminating against black students and hiring too few black teachers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The biological family of Callie Johnson says DNA test results proving the UVA Medical Center baby switch come as no surprise.
The family has raised Rebecca Chittum since she was switched with Johnson 3 years ago.
The Buena Vista family says there are still too many unanswered questions in the case... in particular the question of just how the switch occurred.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

(ad lib bye)