[Swiss-Air]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Family members of the SwissAir crash victims are arriving in Nova Scotia to identify the remains, while officials are STILL trying to pinpoint what caused the plane to go down.
We now go to Liz Gonzalez for the latest on the crash investigation.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Liz Gonzalez/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Off Nova Scotia, Canada;]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Katz/Swissair President;]
[SUPER=01-David Learmont/Aviation Writer;]

((LOCATION: OFF NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
AFTER MORE THAN 24-HOURS ON THE WATER... WHAT WAS ONCE A FRANTIC SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS ... HAS TURNED INTO A SLOW, SOMBER RETRIEVAL OF WRECKAGE... AND ITEMS ONCE SO VERY PERSONAL.

MOS SOT: 15:12:30:00

"WE STARTED TO PICK UP THE LITTLE PARTS OF THE BODIES... STUFF EXPLODED
OUT OF WALLETS--- SHOES ALL BLOWN TO PIECES..."


..A CAMERA CASE...

(NAT: 15:07:00 "IT SMELLS OF DIESEL FUEL...")


...A PERFECTLY FOLDED SHIRT FLOATING IN THE WATER.....AND A PASSPORT WERE ALMOST TOO MUCH FOR RESCUERS TO BEAR:

MOS SOT: "I'M LOOKING AT THE PHOTOGRAPH OF A YOUNG GIRL THAT'S 17-YEARS

OLD BORN IN NOVEMBER OF 1981. SHE JUST GOT HER PASSPORT A MONTH AGO. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S BEEN ANYWHERE BUT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN HER FIRST TRIP."
THE INVESTIGATION MEANWHILE IS WELL UNDERWAY. THE PRESIDENT OF SWISSAIR SAYS THE BOEING MD-11 HAD BEEN GIVEN A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.

SOT: JEFFREY KATZ/PRESIDENT & CEO, SWISSAIR

22:50:00:00ISH "OUR FOCUS IS TO COLLECT EVERY DETAIL AND FACT THAT WE CAN.. AND THERE IS NO INDICATION ABOUT THE POTENTIAL CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT...OF ANY SORT"

(ANIMATION)


INVESTIGATORS DO KNOW THAT THE PILOT REPORTED SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT... AND THEN DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR 16 MINUTES LATER-- OFF THE COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA. THEY'RE HOPING THE BLACK BOX WILL FILL IN THE REST OF THE BLANKS.

SOT: DAVID LEARMONT/AVIATION WRITER

"OUR PROBLEM HERE IS THAT WE KNOW THERE WAS SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT, WE DON'T KNOW HOW BAD IT GOT AND WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT SMOKE WAS COMING FROM."

STANDUP: MANY FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE LEAVING HERE--- FROM NEW YORK'S JFK

AIRPORT THIS MORNING (10AM ) ON A SPECIAL SWISSAIR FLIGHT TO HALIFAX... WHERE THEY WILL MEET OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS FLOWN IN FROM EUROPE... AND PERHAPS BE OF COMFORT TO EACH OTHER. THE PARENT COMPANY OF SWISSAIR IS ALSO OFFERING TO 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL AID TO THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES.
))
[OUT Q=back to the studio]




[E-Purcell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-48; 1:53:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A V-M-I student stands accused in the armed robbery of a Botetourt County restaurant.
(------------)
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The county's commonwealth's attorney says 20-year old Bradley Clay Purcell was wearing a mask and carrying a rifle Saturday night, when he allegedly stole 100-dollars from the North Star Country Restaurant.
The James River High School graduate is in the Botetourt County jail on 40-thousand-dollars bond.
(------------)



[E-Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=598-30; 56:12]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]


Salem authorities have charged a second juvenile with arson in connection with a string of fires at the Willow River Apartment complex.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/July 28;]

[from tape 98-58]
Police say a 15-year-old who lives at the complex broke into an apartment and started this fire on July 28th.
It was the first of seven fires to terrify residents there.
Police said the 15-year-old boy is still living at the complex.
Last month, a 10-year-old was charged with starting one of the other fires.
[SUPER=03-Salem/August 8;]

[from tape 98-54 at 47:04]
The seventh -- and most destructive fire -- is still under investigation.
(------------)


[5-School-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-23 1:21:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford County couple wants a new state law that would prevent other parents from suffering the loss they incurred when their daughter committed suicide.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


In 1995, Lisa Renee Hall had told friends at Staunton River Middle School that she was feeling suicidal.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Her friends notified school officials, who never called Lisa's parents.
Lisa ended up killing herself a few days later.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:03:58]
[IN Q=The school never]

((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: THE SCHOOL NEVER CONTACTED ME.. THE SAD PART OF HER.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Hall/Mother; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=sad part of her.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Halls have enlisted the help of state senator Steve Newman to get a bill passed that would require school personnel to notify parents if their child reports feeling suicidal.
Newman has drafted three pieces of legislation to address the problem.
He says the bills already have widespread bipartisan support.
(----------------)


[E-Stone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=598-28; 1:14:51]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


33 years behind bars is the sentence for a Danville man who killed a friend of his estranged wife.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/July 28;]


Laquan Stone was sentenced yesterday for the murder of Alvin Averette in April.
Stone found the victim hiding in his estranged wife's shower when he fired the fatal shots.
A jury found him guilty in July of first degree murder.
Defense attorneys were hoping for a lesser manslaughter conviction.
(----------------)




[E-paving-scam]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-46; 1:55:13]
[GRAPHIC=Scam]


Two alleged scam artists didn't escape Roanoke yesterday morning, after both city and county police caught up with them.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The pair had come back to get the 14-hundred dollars they intended to charge for a paving job they'd done Wednesday night.
Benjamin John Keene of Virginia Beach was arrested, along with Harry Lee Small of Concord, North Carolina.
They showed up at James Blackburn's home late Wednesday with what they said was a load of asphalt left over from another job.
Without saying how much it would cost they started putting it down.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:39:45]
[IN Q=So I said]

((JAMES BLACKBURN/PAVING SCAM VICTIM: SO I SAID, "STOP RIGHT THERE. STOP STOP." HE SAID, "IT AIN'T GOING TO LOOK RIGHT. JUST THAT MUCH, IF I STOP NOW." HE SAID "I GOT A LITTLE BIT LEFT HERE SO I MIGHT AS WELL AS THROW IT AWAY."))
[SUPER=01-James Blackburn/Paving Scam Victim]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=throw it away.]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say the men have prior records in other states for similar offenses..
(----------)


[Earl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Earl Aftermath]


The remnants of Hurricane-turned-tropical-Storm Earl have now claimed at least three lives, with one person missing.
Two fishermen died when their boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berkeley County, SC;]


Meanwhile, a tornado ahead of the storm touched down in South Carolina, killing one person.
Strong winds and heavy rain tore through the state yesterday.
Many homes are destroyed, and downed power lines left neighborhoods without electricity.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, NASCAR drivers prepare to qualify for the Southern 500 at Darlington.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Vivian Pendleton/Director; :18]
[SUPER=12-Clifton Forge; :27]
[RUNS=2:34]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-NS-Lynchburg]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-62]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


Norfolk Southern has footed the bill for the train derailment that caused a firey crash in Lynchburg last spring.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/March 31;]


65 freight cars broke loose March 31st and rolled for three miles before smashing into three locomotives.
The resulting fire destroyed Lynchburg's salt storage building and much of the city's snowplow equipment.
Norfolk Southern has reimbursed the city for more than 621-thousand dollars in damages.
It could still face a fine for the accident, which investigators blamed on human error.
(----------------)


[E-Maris-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-56; 31:32]
[GRAPHIC=Roger Maris Chase]


The chase to Roger Maris' homerun record is pulling in baseball fans -- and even those who don't get into the sport.
Tina Tenret hit the Roanoke City Market to see if the McGwire-Sosa race is creating new baseball fans.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You have to be]
[SUPER=07-Phil Fall; :01 VERY QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=04-Wednesday Night; :03]
[SUPER=07-John Tanner; :19]
[SUPER=01-Will Eades/Greenfields; :30]
[SUPER=07-Jimmy Evans; :41]
[SUPER=07-Danielle Perillat; :51]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :57]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:48:12]
[IN Q=You have to be]

((PHIL FALL: YOU HAVE TO BE INTERESTED IN IT. IT'S HISTORY.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=it's history]


Mark McGwire has 59 home runs so far this season -- Sammy Sosa's only three behind.
Close enough to touch the 61-home-run record held by Roger Maris for almost four decades.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:50:10]
[IN Q=Sir are you]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SAMMY SOSA AND MARK MCGWIRE? NO I DON'T. NOT AT ALL. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THEY ARE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=who they are]


But sporting goods stores are suddenly seeing baseball rookies, hungry for a taste of the fever.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:29:00]
[IN Q=Just kind of]

((WILL EADES/GREENFIELDS: JUST KIND OF YOUR RANDOM PERSON THAT DOESN'T REALLY NECESSARILY KNOW MUCH ABOUT BASEBALL JUST COMING IN AND WANTING TO KNOW WHO'S THIS GUY HITTING ALL THE HOME RUNS, WHAT'S HIS NAME? MARK WHO? THEY DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS BUT THEY KNOW IT'S HAPPENING AND THEY WANT TO SEE IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=want to see it]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:46:02]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((JIMMY EVANS: I DON'T THINK SO. THEY MIGHT CHECK IN ONCE IN A WHILE AND SEE WHO'S AHEAD BUT I DON'T THINK IT'LL MAKE ANYONE WATCH THE WHOLE GAME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=whole game]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:58:06]
[IN Q=Has it gotten]

((HAS IT GOTTEN YOU MORE INTERESTED IN THE GAME AT ALL? DANIELLE PERILLAT: NO! NOT AT ALL. I WON'T BE WATCHING IT AT ALL EVER!)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=ever]


Mark McGwire has 23 more games left -- Sosa has 22.
Their teams play against each other on Labor Day.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))

[Two-Steve]


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


[Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS#??]



(ad lib to 3-Wx)[2-HEADLINES]

[Kimberly]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A Canadian report says the U-S government issued a warning two years ago about a wiring problem on the same kind of jet that crashed Wednesday night, killing all 229 people on board.
But officials say it's still too early to tell what caused Swissair flight 111 to go down.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


It won't bring their daughter back, but a Bedford couple is helping to draft legislation requiring schools to notify parents if their children are talking about suicide.
(----------------)

[vo-nat]
And police in Minnesota discovered the bodies of three boys and three girls inside their home.


Their MOTHER is in police custody at a local hospital-- authorities believe SHE is their killer.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this friday, September fourth.
[anchor=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Swiss-Air]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


SwissAir has ordered safety checks on its other M-D- Eleven planes after the crash of Flight 111 took the lives of 229 people Wednesday night off Nova Scotia.
Investigators are focusing on the possibility of mechanical trouble or pilot error.
There's a report from Canada this morning that the U-S government warned about a wiring problem on the SAME type of jet two years ago.
The wiring stated the problem COULD lead to a fire.
Liz Gonzalez joins us now with an update.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Liz Gonzalez/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Off Nova Scotia, Canada;]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Katz/Swissair President;]
[SUPER=01-David Learmont/Aviation Writer;]

((LOCATION: OFF NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
AFTER MORE THAN 24-HOURS ON THE WATER... WHAT WAS ONCE A FRANTIC SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS ... HAS TURNED INTO A SLOW, SOMBER RETRIEVAL OF WRECKAGE... AND ITEMS ONCE SO VERY PERSONAL.

MOS SOT: 15:12:30:00

"WE STARTED TO PICK UP THE LITTLE PARTS OF THE BODIES... STUFF EXPLODED
OUT OF WALLETS--- SHOES ALL BLOWN TO PIECES..."


..A CAMERA CASE...

(NAT: 15:07:00 "IT SMELLS OF DIESEL FUEL...")


...A PERFECTLY FOLDED SHIRT FLOATING IN THE WATER.....AND A PASSPORT WERE ALMOST TOO MUCH FOR RESCUERS TO BEAR:

MOS SOT: "I'M LOOKING AT THE PHOTOGRAPH OF A YOUNG GIRL THAT'S 17-YEARS

OLD BORN IN NOVEMBER OF 1981. SHE JUST GOT HER PASSPORT A MONTH AGO. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S BEEN ANYWHERE BUT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN HER FIRST TRIP."
THE INVESTIGATION MEANWHILE IS WELL UNDERWAY. THE PRESIDENT OF SWISSAIR SAYS THE BOEING MD-11 HAD BEEN GIVEN A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.

SOT: JEFFREY KATZ/PRESIDENT & CEO, SWISSAIR

22:50:00:00ISH "OUR FOCUS IS TO COLLECT EVERY DETAIL AND FACT THAT WE CAN.. AND THERE IS NO INDICATION ABOUT THE POTENTIAL CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT...OF ANY SORT"

(ANIMATION)


INVESTIGATORS DO KNOW THAT THE PILOT REPORTED SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT... AND THEN DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR 16 MINUTES LATER-- OFF THE COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA. THEY'RE HOPING THE BLACK BOX WILL FILL IN THE REST OF THE BLANKS.

SOT: DAVID LEARMONT/AVIATION WRITER

"OUR PROBLEM HERE IS THAT WE KNOW THERE WAS SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT, WE DON'T KNOW HOW BAD IT GOT AND WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT SMOKE WAS COMING FROM."

STANDUP: MANY FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE LEAVING HERE--- FROM NEW YORK'S JFK

AIRPORT THIS MORNING (10AM ) ON A SPECIAL SWISSAIR FLIGHT TO HALIFAX... WHERE THEY WILL MEET OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS FLOWN IN FROM EUROPE... AND PERHAPS BE OF COMFORT TO EACH OTHER. THE PARENT COMPANY OF SWISSAIR IS ALSO OFFERING TO 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL AID TO THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES.
))
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]
( ad lib)
[OUT-Q=BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.]




[2-E-Purcell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-48; 1:53:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The suspected gunman in the robbery of a Botetourt COunty restuarant is a V-M-I student.
(------------)
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The county's commonwealth's attorney says 20-year old Bradley Clay Purcell was wearing a mask and carrying a rifle Saturday night, when he allegedly stole 100-dollars from the North Star Country Restaurant.
The James River High School graduate is in the Botetourt County jail on 40-thousand-dollars bond.
(------------)



[E-School-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-51; 1:30:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Bedford County couple paid the ultimate price when a guidance counselor did NOT tell them their daughter was talking about killing herself.
The couple is now helping to draft legislation requiring school employees to tell a parent if a child talks about committing suicide.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Lisa Renee]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Hall/Mother; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :39]
[SUPER=01-Phil Theisen/Mental Health Advocate; :57]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( When Lisa Renee Hall shot and killed herself in February of 1995, no one was more shocked than her parents.
They saw their 13- year- old daughter as a smart, outgoing young girl.. what they didn't know is that Lisa had told her friends she was contemplating suicide.
The friends notified a counselor at Staunton River Middle School but she never told Lisa's parents.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:05:216]
[IN Q=I still ask]

((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: I STILL ASK WHY SHE COULDN'T HAVE CALLED, WHY JUST A PHONE CALL, JUST GIVE US A CHANCE TO SAVE OUR CHILD.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=save our child.]


Now the Halls are working with state senator Steve Newman to draft legislation that would require school personnel to notify a parent if their child talks about committing suicide.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:35:18]
[IN Q=Right now if]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: RIGHT NOW IF YOU STEP ONE FOOT OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.. ..NO REQUIREMENT THAT YOU TELL.))
[RUNS17]
[OUT Q=that you tell.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:53:43]
[IN Q=It's unfortunate]

((PHIL THEISEN/MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE: IT'S UNFORTUNATE, BUT IT'S ALMOST AS IF WE HAVE TO LEGISLATE COMMON SENSE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=legislate common sense.]
(/////SOT/////)

[Standup ]
[IN Q=Newman says his]

((Steve Newman says his bill already is picking up bipartisan support. Karen Hall plans to travel to Richmond to testify.. to let legislators know just what kind of pain she's experienced. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))


[Western-State]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-J;from 598-25 and 98-42 1:55:30, both 8/14/98]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Virginia mental hospital that has come under fire recently will have to reduce the number of patients, and increase its staff.
(-------------)

[vo-nat]
[super=03-Staunton/Last Month]


Governor Gilmore will seek nearly seven and a half million dollars in additional state funds to improve conditions at Staunton's Western State hospital.
He has ordered that state mental health officials hire 44 more staff members AND reduce the patient load at the institution.
Western State was one of several state mental hospitals that was sharply criticized in a consultant's report released last month.
(--------------)



[E-Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-63 27:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The former owner of Franklin Antiques has been arrested for allegedly perpetrating a scam.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/July, 1996]

Clyde Bryant Junior was picked up in North Carolina.
A federal grand jury in Roanoke believes he took ten million dollars from "investors" in a "Ponzi scheme".
That's when money from one investor is used to pay off another.
Prosecutors say investors lost more than two million dollars in all, money allegedly used to pay for Bryant's personal expenses and gambling debts.
(------------)




[Kids-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net-K]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]
A Minnesota woman is in police custody after allegedly killing her SIX children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN;]


Authorities say the 24- year- old woman called 9-1-1, threatening suicide.
When police arrived, they discovered the bodies of three boys and three girls, ages five to 11.
No word yet on how the children died, but one local newspaper is reporting that they might have been strangled.
Meanwhile, police say they'd been to the home several times reportedly on domestic calls.
(------------)

[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[Out-Q=fRI.]
[RUNS=1:07]
[out= back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Vivian Pendleton/Director; :24]
[SUPER=12-Clifton Forge; :30]
[SUPER=13-Sharon Warden/S.T.A.R.S. Member; 1:50]
[SUPER=13-Lovelle Campbell/Assistant Director; 2:01]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=a lot of fun]



(out of pack to board)
[ESS#??]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[E-Tailgating]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net-U; from 98-59; 25:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[*****anchor tag*****]
Attorney General Mark Earley expects state colleges to cut down on student drinking.
And police at Virginia Tech are responding.
Come Saturday's football game, they will be out in full force, cracking down on game-day drinking. Teresea Hamilton reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The bottom]
[SUPER=01-Mike Jones/Virginia Tech Police Chief; :00]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse vs. VA Tech/September 1997; :13]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :23]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :59]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
(/////SOT/////)

[26:51:19]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The bottom]

((MIKE JONES/VIRGINIA TECH POLICE CHIEF: THE BOTTOM LINE IS-- IF YOU WANT TO COME TO LANE STADIUM AND ENJOY THE BALL GAME, WE REALLY WANT YOU TO COME, WE HAVE A GREAT FOOTBALL TEAM, A GREAT ATHLETIC PROGRAM, IF YOU COME AND YOU GET DRUNK AND OBNOXIOUS WE'RE GOING TO LOCK YOU UP, PERIOD. )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=you up, period.]


Virginia Tech Police Chief Mike Jones plans to bring in anywhere from 150- to 200 officers, from surrounding jurisdictions, to maintain crowd control.
The officers aid with traffic and gate checks---


They also enforce the college's policy of NO alcohol in the stands or in the parking lot.
(/////SOT/////)

[28:43:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=They will]

((THEY WILL CHALLENGE YOU, IF THEY SUSPECT THAT YOU'RE CARRYING ALCOHOL, THEY'LL STOP YOU AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE AND TRY TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE. IF YOU HAVE, THEY'LL SEIZE THE ALCOHOL, PAPERWORK WILL BE FILLED OUT AND YOU'LL BE EJECTED )) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=you'll be ejected.]


He says the system is actually a role model for other universities, like U-V-A.
In fact, despite the added pressure from the A-G's office, he doesn't expect to change much.
Although, he may add a few MORE officers.
Those who belong to the high priced Hokie Club are allowed to drink in the university's parking lot--
This year, the group secured NINE A-B-C banquet licenses. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


A number of Tech fans aren't happy with the changes.
They say those old enough to legally drink should be allowed to do so during tailgate parties.

[E-Habitat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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Habitat for Humanity is taking up a new project in Roanoke.
And with the latest housing development, the organization is hoping to rebuild its good name.
Scott Goldberg has more.
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[SUPER=01-Patricia Reynolds/Crime Prevention Group; :36]
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[from tape 98-42 at 1:39:43]
The group that started building 32-houses in Westview Terrace --
The group that didn't give much warning before tearing up the land -- [driving shot from "Habitat" tape]
Swears it is not the same group that wants to build three new houses in Villa Heights.
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((TERRY SMITH/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:WE'VE LEARNED NOW THAT THE NEIGHBORS OF HAB DEVELOPMENTS ARE VERY CENTRAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE HABITAT PROJECT.)) [RUNS08]
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This time the kinder, gentler Habitat for Humanity is promising NOT to go forward with the project until it consults the people like Patricia Reynolds... [scott two-shot with patricia]
president of the Villa Heights Crime Prevention group.
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((PATRICIA REYNOLDS/VILLA HEIGHTS CRIME WATCH GROUP: I WAS VERY ENTHUSIASTIC THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN OUR CONCERNS -- THE RESIDENTS' CONCERNS.)) [RUNS06]
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Reynolds said she's not endorsing the project.
But she is working with Habitat to answer her neighbor's questions.
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: ONE QUESTION REYNOLDS WON'T ANSWER -- NOT YET -- IS: WHERE WILL THE HOMES BE BUILT? SHE'S WAITING TO TELL THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AT A MEETING NEXT WEEK.)) [RUNS10]
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It's part of her strategy to get everyone involved: [tribune pre pro]
This week, advertise the meeting in the Roanoke Tribune.
Next week, pass out fliers.
Say you're going to build it, and hopefully the neighbors will come.
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((PATRICIA: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS ALLOWING THEM A FORMAT TO COME TO A MEETING AND GET INFORMATION AND ASK QUESTIONS AND GET ANSWERS PERTAINING TO THE HABITAT PROJECT.)) [RUNS11]
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... answers Habitat hopes will prove the home-builders are good people, who have just recently gotten a bad rap.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.
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In sports, nineteenth-ranked U-V-A takes home a big opening night victory.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A V-M-I student was arrested yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a Botetourt County restaurant.
The county's commonwealth's attorney says 20-year old Bradley Clay Purcell had a rifle Saturday night when he allegedly stole 100-dollars from the North Star Country Restaurant.
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[VO-NAT]


A second juvenile has been charged in connection with one of seven blazes to strike the Willow River Apartment complex in Salem since July.
Police say the 15-year-old, who still lives at the complex, broke into an apartment and set the first of the fires.
Last month, a 10-year-old was charged with starting one of the other fires.
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore has ordered state mental health officials to increase the staff size at Western State hospital in Staunton.
Gilmore also wants the institution to reduce its patient load by 25-percent.
The changes come after a scathing consultant's report on the state's mental health institutions.
Western State was listed as one of the worst offenders.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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If you're a fan of "The Andy Griffith Show", you've probably heard of such establishments as Floyd's Barber Shop and the Snappy Lunch.
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But both are real businesses in Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina.
While the show helped put the little town on the map, Griffith's childhood friend says Mayberry is NOT the same place as Mount Airy.
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((EMMETT FORREST/ANDY GRIFFITH'S FRIEND: A LOT OF NAMES USED ON THE SHOW ARE STILL HERE IN MOUNT AIRY-- STREET NAMES, PEOPLE NAMES, BUSINESS NAMES, THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT MY FRIEND, ANDY SAYS IT WAS NOT BASED ON MOUNT AIRY, SO I'M NOT GOING AGAINST MY FRIEND.))
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[VO-NAT]


Forrest is an avid collector of photos, playbills, and albums tracing Andy Griffith's career.
You can check out his exhibit and the local flavor of Mount Airy
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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in this week's "Time Off" segment, coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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