[Starr-Report]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--TAKE NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


After months of work, Kenneth Starr has delivered his report on the Monica Lewinsky matter to Congress.
Lee Cowan is in Washington with an update.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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[E-Habitat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-59; 32:44]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]


Habitat for Humanity and the city of Roanoke are close to sealing a deal on a disputed piece of land.
Habitat's board met last night to consider the city's offer to buy the controversial West View Terrace land.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


That's the Northwest neighborhood where Habitat wanted to build 32-houses.
An official announcement is expected sometime this week.
Habitat has said it would be content with a deal that reimbursed the organization for money it already spent in West View Terrace...
The deal also would have to give Habitat an alternative piece -- or pieces -- of land where it could build the 32-houses.
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[E-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-61; 32:34]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


The fallout continues in Roanoke County after the Board of Supervisors cleared the way for a controversial development, despite protests from residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Neighbors to the proposed Home Depot site thought the issue was dead.
And after the supervisors reconsidered the zoning issue, their surprise quickly turned to anger.
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[SOT UB 10:32:17]
[IN Q=I think it was done]

((DONNA MAYS/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT WAS DONE VERY DECEITFULLY AND UNDERHANDEDLY AND ONCE AGAIN LEAVES THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN SHOCK.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Mays/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=leaves the neighborhood in shock.]
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[VO-NAT]


Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart heard a chorus of complaints, from residents who mistakenly believed he had cleared Bob Johnson of a potential conflict of interest.
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[SOT UB 14:56:42]
[IN Q=So I was a little surprised]

((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SO I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED THIS MORNING WHEN I GOT ALL THESE PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE WANTING TO KNOW WHAT I BASED MY OPINION ON, BECAUSE I HAVE NOT GIVEN AN OPINION IN THIS MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Commonwealth's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=not given an opinion on the matter.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An agent with Johnson's real estate firm was involved in the acquisition of property for the development, but Johnson says the agent has withdrawn from the project and his firm will not benefit financially.

[E-Carilion]


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


Carilion is offering area businesses a way to keep employee health care plans close to home.
Carilion says it's the area's "first and only locally-owned health plans."
Carilion is introducing two new H-M-Os, or Health Maintenance Organizations.
The company says each gives employers a way to offer health plans that are not managed by an out-of-town company.

[RUSSIA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-R]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Boris Yeltsin makes another choice for prime minister.
He's nominated Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov (yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-muh-koff).
Government officials say Yeltsin's first pick, Viktor Chernomyrdin asked not to be nominated again after two rejections by parliament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


Meantime, life isn't getting any easier for Yeltsin and the rest of Russia.
Several hundred communists demonstrated in Moscow yesterday against President Yeltsin's handling of the country's political and economic crisis.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a Winston Cup champion pays a visit to Southside Virginia.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-8]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Heidi James/Lynchburg Historical Foundation; :18]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-53; 31:45]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore says Virginia needs to keep car-tax-refund plans in place, no matter what.
In a meeting with state agency officials yesterday, Gilmore made it clear that if state revenues become short, officials should look to cut other programs before delaying car tax relief.
Gilmore's remarks came as he met with newly-appointed agency heads to lay out his goals and philosophies for the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor says he's "very conscious of the moment in which we live."
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[SOT 23:30:41]
[IN Q=And we're]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: AND WE'RE IN A VERY DANGEROUS TIME. AND IN FACT INTERNATIONALLY I THINK WE MAY BE IN THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME IN THE LIFE OF THIS NATION. EXCEPT FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME WHEN WE WERE AT FULL-FLEDGED, ALL-OUT TOTAL WAR, I CAN THINK OF NO MORE DANGEROUS TIME THAN THE ONE WE'RE IN NOW.))
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[OUT Q=in now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore warned against a return to more government control in uncertain times.
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[SOT 23:54:04]
[IN Q=The future]

((THE FUTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WILL BE THE JEFFERSONIAN IDEAL OF "UNLIMITED FREEDOM OF THE HUMAN MIND," AND THE REAGAN IDEAL OF "THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL, ENHANCING AND DEMANDING OF THEM THEIR FULL CAPACITY." THIS THE TASK THAT IS BEFORE YOU.))
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[OUT Q=before you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore says it's his "moral duty" to be accountable for every dollar Virginia taxes and spends.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-u]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In today's health check... choosing the gender of your baby before it's conceived... AND why immigrants looking for a better life in America may NOT be making the right choice for their children.
Mika Brzezinski reports.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
WHAT IF PARENTS COULD ACTUALLY DETERMINE THE SEX OF THEIR UNBORN CHILD?
WELL, RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE FOUND A WAY TO DO JUST THAT... BY USING A TECHNIQUE THAT SELECTS CERTAIN SPERM CELLS BEFORE CONCEPTION.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE PROCESS INVOLVES IDENTIFYING AND SEPARATING SPERM CELLS THAT CARRY THE
Y CHROMOSOME---WHICH PRODUCES BOYS... FROM THOSE THAT CARRY THE X

CHROMOSOME--WHICH PRODUCES GIRLS.
RESEARCHERS AT THE GENETICS AND I-V-F INSTITUTE SAY THE TECHNIQUE IS ABOUT 93-PERCENT EFFECTIVE.
BUT CRITICS ARE QUESTIONING THE ETHICS OF GENDER SELECTION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
MANY IMMIGRANT FAMILIES COME TO THE UNITED STATES TO IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE...
BUT A SURPRISING, NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THE MOVE MAY NOT BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN.
RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT EVEN THOUGH IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WERE AS HEALTHY AS AMERICAN KIDS WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVED... THEIR HEALTH GRADUALLY GOT WORSE THE LONGER THEY STAYED.
EXPERTS SAY ONE REASON FOR THE DECLINE IS THAT MANY IMMIGRANTS TEND TO BE POOR...SO THEY HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE.
THE STUDY WAS DONE BY THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, AND THE INSTITUE OF MEDICINE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND ARE YOU A SUFFERER OF HIGH-ALTITUDE HEADACHES?
YOU KNOW THE KIND YOU GET WHILE RIDING IN AIRPLANES.. OR BEING IN TALL BUILDINGS.
RESEARCHERS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT THESE HEADACHES WERE DUE TO A LACK OF OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN...
BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY BROUGHT ON BY AN OVERWHELMING BLOOD FLOW TO THE BRAIN.
DOCTORS HOPE THE FINDINGS WILL LEAD TO BETTER TREATMENTS FOR COMMON HEADACHES, AS WELL AS MIGRAINES.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-8]
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg Home Tour/Tickets: $10; 1:16]
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[Steve Live]

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

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


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


At the White House and on Capitol Hill, today, Kenneth Starr's report on President Clinton is the urgent business of the day.
Mr. Clinton meets with his Cabinet and Senate Democrats.
And lawmakers will finalize arrangements to release hundreds of pages of the report over the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Two Bedford teenagers face charges in connection with the robbery and murder of fellow classmate Jamelle Poindexter.

Police found the possible murder weapon and other evidence in a motel room in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And life is imitating art for Keiko the killer whale -- star of the ``Free Willy'' movies.
The 22 year old whale was airlifted to Oregon yesterday and taken to a holding pen in Iceland.
Trainers will now try to prepare him for life in the wild.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday September 10th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Starr-Report]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--TAKE NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Lawmakers meet this morning to set rules for releasing Kenneth Starr's report on President Clinton.
Yesterday the independent counsel delivered his report along with three dozen boxes of documents.
Starr's spokesman says the report is filled with information that may constitute grounds for impeachment.
The president's personal lawyer insists the papers are allegations that offer "no basis for impeachment".
Lee Cowan is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Majority Leader]
[SUPER=01-David Kendall/President's Attorney]




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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]




[E-Bedford-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-50 1:55:13]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


New details are emerging about the weekend murder of a Liberty High School Student.
Yesterday, Bedford authorities revealed that a 16-year old girl is accused of stealing the victim's car.
And her 16-year-old boyfriend, Randy Ross, is charged with Jamelle Poindexter's murder.
Steve Smallshaw reports on a crucial key that led to a motel room police say was full of evidence.
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[IN Q=The key]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford County; :22]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff Dept.; :33]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Lowry/School Psychologist; :52]
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]

(( The key was for room 136 at the Rodeway Inn on Route 460 in Roanoke.
Inside police found what they believe is the murder weapon- a .38 caliber semi- automatic pistol.. along with gold jewelry, two syringes and a plastic bag containing what may be marijuana.
Authorities say Poindexter was robbed of his watch, necklace and 1991 Hyundai after being shot to death and dumped in a remote area of Bedford County.
Randy Ross now faces a capital murder charge.. and his 16- year- old girlfriend is charged with helping steal Poindexter's car.
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[SOT 2:01:32]
[IN Q=It was a]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT WAS A SITUATION.. .. WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=the wrong time.]


Flowers were laid at Liberty's flagpole while counselors met with more than 200 students inside.
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[SOT 3:03:18]
[IN Q=With this event]

((REBECCA LOWRY/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: WITH THIS EVENT.. .. EVENT SUCH AS THIS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=such as this.]
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[Standup]
[IN Q=Jamelle Poindexter]

((Jamelle Poindexter was a linebacker for the Liberty football team.. their game with Northside has been postponed until Saturday night. Poindexter's friends and teammates will honor him with a moment of silence before halftime. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]))


[2-E-Habitat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-59; 32:44]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]


An end may be near to the dispute over a controversial piece of land in Roanoke.
Last night, Habitat for Humanity's board met to consider the city's offer to purchase the West View Terrace land.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


That's the Northwest neighborhood where Habitat wanted to build 32-houses.
An official announcement is expected some time this week.
Habitat has said it would be content with a deal that reimbursed the organization for money it already spent in West View Terrace...
The deal also would have to give Habitat an alternative piece -- or pieces -- of land where it could build the 32-houses.
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[E-Hardware-Store]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57 46:11]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke COunty]


Several small business owners in Roanoke County want to know why Supervisors did an about-face recently... and decided to approve development plans for a Home-Depot in the county.
And the merchants have one more question for officials: How are they supposed to compete with the retail giant?
David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Doug Basham runs]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Brambleton Hardware; :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :25]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Puff/McVey Hardware; :34]
[SUPER=01-Mary Board/Harwood Paint & Wallpaper; :40]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=David Johnson, News7.]

((Doug Basham runs Brambleton Hardware. And, he's one of several store owners who fears losing customers to the home improvement super store.
But, Basham has a plan.
[SOT=16:54:34]
[IN Q=WE WILL END]

((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE; WE WILL END UP HAVING TO CHANGE A LOT OF PRODUCT OFFERS AND SERVICES TO DEFLECT THAT COMPETITION, BUT YES I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS IT MIGHT HAVE ON MY BUSINESS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=MY BUSINESS.]

Personnel at a couple of Grandin Road businesses also fear being hammered by Home Depot. But they hope their established clientele will remain faithful.
[SOT=16:02:34]
[IN Q=JUST RIDE IT]

((RALPH PUFF/MCVEY HARDWARE; JUST RIDE IT OUT AND SEE IF WE CAN STAY IN BUSINESS, THAT'S ALL. WE HOPE WE CAN FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA THAT DO SUPPORT US.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=SUPPORT US.]
[SOT=16:18:34]
[IN Q=A LOT OF]

((MARY BOARD/HARWOOD PAINT & WALLPAPER; A LOT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE VERY DEDICATED TO US AND RETURN BECAUSE OF THE SERVICE THAT WE HAVE GIVEN TO THEM. AND WE JUST HOPE TO CONTINUE DOING THAT AND WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT WILL BE ENOUGH FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND KEEP THEM COMING BACK.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=COMING BACK.]

Basham says several residents were so upset by the supervisors changed vote. So much so that in just one day, nearly 50 citizens called him volunteering their time and money to fight the board's action.
[SOT=16:55:40]
[IN Q=THEY WERE NOT]

((BASHAM; THEY WERE NOT ISSUES OF WHETHER IT WAS HOME DEPOT. AND FOR SOME OF US IT WAS NOT EVEN AN ISSUE OF THE REZONING. IT WAS THE INAPPROPRIATE ACTION, POSSIBLY AN ILLEGAL ACTION. AN IMMORAL AND UNETHICAL ACTION THAT THE BOARD TOOK ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=TUESDAY AFTERNOON.]

[STAND-UP] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BASHAM SAYS A GROUP HAS PLANS TO ORGANIZE AND WILL CHALLENGE THE BOARD'S INTEGRITY, QUESTION THE LEGALITY OF ITS MOST RECENT ACTION AND IT WILL CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF THAT ACTION. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS]))

[KEIKO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The star of the movie ``Free Willy'' is back in the north Atlantic where he once lived.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport, OR; ]


Keiko the killer whale was airlifted yesterday from his aquarium in Oregon, and taken to an ocean pen, the size of a football field, in Iceland.
It's sort of a whale halfway house.
He'll stay there for several months as trainers try to prepare him for life in the open sea.
But some scientists say after 19 years in captivity he may never be ready.
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[Birthdays]
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-8]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Heidi James/Lynchburg Historical Foundation; :15]
[SUPER=12-Lynchburg; :28]
[SUPER=13-Mort Sajadian/Amazement Square; 1:48]
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[Steve Live]
(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(804) 528-5353/Lynchburg Historical Foundation]



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



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Theater-Closed]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-56; 36:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


New competition has put one Roanoke movie theatre out of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, Tower's Cinema cleared the marquee and closed its doors for good.
As workers pulled the seats out of the building, customers were still coming by.
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[SOT 15:44:19]
[IN Q=shocked, I thought]

((RENE JOHNSON/FORMER CUSTOMER; SHOCKED, I THOUGHT MAYBE THEY WERE RENOVATING. WE DROVE UP THAT WAY AND LOOKED OVER AND SAW THE SEATS BEING PULLED OUT AND I SAID, MAYBE THEY'RE RENOVATING, BUT A LOT OF THE OTHER THEATERS AROUND HERE HAVE BEEN CLOSING DOWN TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Rene Johnson/Former Customer;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=closing down too]
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[VO-NAT]


Tower's Mall leasing agent Millie Moore said the theater owners decided to close after the new multi-screen cinema opened at Tanglewood.
The old seats may find a new life somewhere else, they were purchased by a Baltimore company that builds movie screening rooms for private homes.
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[E-Africa-Trip]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-52; 1:05:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A local college student is back from her summer vacation to Africa.
But this was no pleasure trip.
Keith Humphry tells about a young woman's mission to help those in need.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Kindee Nielsen went]
[SUPER=04-Home Video; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Kindee Nielsen/S. Va College Student; :19]
[SUPER=@Keith2; :26]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi/August 7; :34]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

((Kindee Nielsen went to Kenya and Tanzania- -the sites of last months embassy bombings.
She and her friends visited an orphanage.
They were armed with nothing more than used clothing, toys, books- -and a disarming smile.
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[SOT 15:12:55]
[IN Q=Looking at their ]

((LOOKING AT THEIR FACES AND SEEING THEIR EYES LIGHT UP AS WE GAVE THEM OLD CLOTHES AND TENNIS SHOES THAT PEOPLE HERE WEREN'T GOING TO USE ANY MORE BECAME SOMETHING THAT CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=perspective on life.]


Nielsen is no stranger to third world countries.
She did her Mormon Missionary work in Uruguay.
The bombings in Tanzania and Kenya occurred after she'd safely returned from her most recent service mission in East Africa.
The news of the terrorist attacks hit her hard.
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[SOT 15:16:20]
[IN Q=I saw how ]

((I SAW HOW BEAUTIFUL THOSE PEOPLE WERE AND HOW MUCH THEY CARED FOR ME OR FOR ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF RACE OR BACKGROUND OR HERITAGE. THEY WERE JUST SO GRATEFUL FOR US TO BE THERE. THEY'RE VERY A LOVING PEOPLE. AND TO SEE THEM BEING DESTROYED LIKE THAT WAS VERY HARD.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=was very hard.]


And yet she plans to return to Kenya- -hoping to help establish a school.
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[SOT 15:17:10]
[IN Q=I'm going to spend]

((I'M GOING TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE ORPHANAGES THIS COMING MAY.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=coming May.]


Southern Virginia College is holding a reception- -not just to honor Nielsen- -but to thank the citizens of Buena Vista and surrounding areas for their donation of things she took to Africa.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech prepares for a big game at Clemson.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Thursday]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=a good day.]



[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]


Bedford County authorities say they found the semi-automatic pistol a 16-year-old allegedly used to kill 17-year-old Jamelle Poindexter over the weekend.
Sheriff's deputies say they discovered the weapon in a Roanoke motel room.
Randy Ross is charged with the murder.
His 16-year-old girlfriend is accused of stealing Poindexter's car.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Habitat for Humanity and the city of Roanoke may be close to a deal in the sell of a disputed piece of land.
An official announcement is expected this week concerning the West View Terrace land where Habitat wanted to build 32 houses.
Roanoke has made an offer to buy the land.
Habitat says it wants reimbursement for what it had already spent on the doomed plan, and an alternative piece of land where they CAN build the houses.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Several Roanoke County merchants are angry with Supervisors' approval of plans for a Home-Depot super store in the County... AFTER they had nixed the idea.
Small business owners say it will be tough to compete with the retail giant.
Dozens of residents have offered their time and money to fight the Board's approval.
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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)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]