[Tape-Release]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


In just a few hours the world will get its first glimpse at something never seen before: an American President giving grand jury testimony.
Maureen Maher reports from Washington.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Podesta/Dep. White House Chief Of Staff;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R) Georgia;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Massachusetts;]

((
IT'S ON THE INTERNET... AND IN BOOKSTORES.
NOW THE BILL CLINTON/MONICA LEWINSKY SAGA IS HEADED FOR THE SMALL SCREEN.
PRESIDENT CLINTON ARRIVED IN NEW YORK SUNDAY, AS THE NATION AND THE WORLD BRACED FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS VIDEOTAPED GRAND JURY TESTIMONY ABOUT THE LEWINSKY AFFAIR.
TODAY'S BROADCAST WILL BE UNPARALLED IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
BEAMED TO A NATIONWIDE AUDIENCE, THE TESTIMONY IS SAID TO INCLUDE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT SUBJECT MATTER..
AND IT WILL SHOW A PRESIDENT WHO IS AT TIMES ANGRY, DEFIANT, AND EVASIVE UNDER THE QUESTIONING OF SPECIAL PROSECUTORS.
THE WHITE HOUSE TRIED TO PUT A SPIN ON IT ALL:

((SOT))

JOHN PODESTA/DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF "I think once people have a chance to see that tape, they are going to wonder about the motives of the people who voted to release it."
((TRACK 2))

BUT REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO DEFEND THE DECISION TO RELEASE THE TAPES:

((SOT)

REP. BOB BARR/R-GA "It's like a judge only giving jurors part of the information.. we need to get the material out so people can make a good decision."
((TRACK 3))

MEANWHILE, A KEY DEMOCRATIC SENATOR SAYS THE PRESIDENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY VOLUNTEER TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS, AND SPARE THE COUNTRY FURTHER EMBARASSMENT:

((SOT))

SEN. JOHN KERRY, D-MA "The President should go before the Judiciary Committee, testify under oath, and let the Judiciary Committee make up its mind here."
((TRACK 4))

A CBS NEWS POLL SUGGESTS OVER HALF OF ALL AMERICANS PLAN TO WATCH THE TESTIMONY, EVEN THOUGH MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS BELIEVE IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE IT PUBLIC.)))

[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]


[E-Clinton-reaction]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-55; 1:06:32]
[GRAPHIC=Nicole Johnson]


Miss Virginia is the newly-crowned Miss America.
And Nicole Johnson wasted no time offering her opinion of the Clinton scandal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ;]


At a press conference yesterday, she said she thinks President Clinton should step down, saying his actions were devastating to the country, and weakened the power of the office.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:12:26 ]
[IN Q=he is the]

((NICHOLE JOHNSON/MISS AMERICA; HE'S THE NUMBER ONE ROLE MODEL IN THE WORLD, BASICALLY. AND WE'RE DEALING WITH FAR MORE THAN HIS PERSONAL LIFE NOW BECAUSE IT'S EFFECTING CHILDREN, EFFECTING FAMILIES, THIS ISSUE GOES WAY BEYOND HOW OUR PRESIDENT CHOOSES TO RUN HIS PERSONAL LIFE."))
[SUPER=01-Nichole Johnson/Miss America;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=personal life]
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginians will likely have to wait a few weeks to see Johnson in person.
Officials say she's in New York now, planning to hit the talk show circuit.
She will likely return to Roanoke october 16th to attend a Homecoming Gala held in her honor at Hotel Roanoke.

[E-Diabetes-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57 58:41]
[GRAPHIC=Nicole Johnson]

The local Juvenile Diabetes Association is just one organization that will welcome Johnson back with open arms.
The chairman of the local chapter says Johnson is an excellent role model and spokesperson for the cause.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Bruce Wood calls Johnson a "Quality Person". He says Nicole has clearly demonstrated that she has the same focus as the foundation, which is to find a cure.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=15:09:29]
[IN Q=IT IS A]

((BRUCE WOOD/LOCAL JUVENILE DIABETES FOUNDATION CHAIR; IT IS A SILENT TYPE OF DISEASE. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE IT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IT. AND WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO, OUR FOCUS HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE TO FIND A CURE. THE ONLY WAY TO FIND A CURE IS THROUGH AWARENESS AND PUTTING DOLLARS ON THE ISSUE AND THAT'S WHAT NICOLE IS GOING TO HELP US DO.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Wood/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=HELP US DO.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Wood hopes Johnson makes it back to the area in time for next Sunday's Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Walk-A-Thon. The event will take place on the Roanoke City Market.

[E-Keister]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-60 47:27]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]

The fight against underage and binge drinking at Virginia Tech continues. But one school official says some students are bound to fall through the cracks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


This comes following a weekend accident involving two 18-year old college students.
Police say they found alcohol at the scene and consider it a factor in the accident.
Natalie Weir, a Radford University freshman, was treated at a local hospital and released.
Richard M-Keister (keyster), a Virginia Tech freshman, is still listed in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Tech officials say, due to the extent of Keister's injuries, he will be checking out of the university and returning to his Pennsylvania home.
(------------)


[GEORGES]


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


The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are bracing for the wrath of Hurricane Georges.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;]

[4:10:22]
The storm is forecast to hit the Caribean islands later today.
It's weakened a bit, but forecasters say with top winds of 115 miles an hour, the storm is still very dangerous.
Georges has already cut a destructive path through the islands of Antigua, Guadelope and St. Kitts.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Mark McGwire collects homerun number sixty-five, and then loses number sixty-six on a controversial call.

Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



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


[One-Steve]


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



[Roll Cold out of Break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Robert Reel/Virginia Horse Center; :22]
[SUPER=12-Lexington; :54]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Swiss-air]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


The biggest pieces of that Swissair jet recovered so far are now on dry land.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia;]

[4:16;27]
The U-S Navy ship "Grapple" hoised sections of the plane's front and rear landing gear from their resting place about 160 feet under water.
Both pieces weigh about four tons.
Divers also found human remains mixed in with wreckage.
All 229 people aboard the plane died in the crash off Nova Scotia earlier this month.
(----------------)


[Jesse-Jackson]


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


The Southwest Virginia Coalfields received a visit from the Reverend Jesse Jackson over the weekend.
At a stop in Castlewood Saturday, hundreds turned out to hear Jackson's message urging political involvement among Appalachia's residents.
The REverend said the poverty-stricken area has been forgotten by politicians because residents can't contribute enough campaign funding.
Jackson is on a multi-state tour to encourage political involvement among Appalachian residents.

[Two-Steve]


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


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


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin' Today we are talking about the Virginia Horse Center which is the new home of the American Work Horse Museum. You can spend a full day out at the center this Saturday.
[SUPER=03-Va. Saddlebred Assoc./Horse Show-10 AM;]

The Virginia Saddlebred Horse Show will be held at the center starting at 10 am.
[SUPER=03-Va. Workhorse Museum/Dedication-2:30 PM;]

and the official dedication for the museum will take place at 2:30. Admission to both events is free. If you need more information you can give the center a call at
[SUPER=16-(540) 463-2194/Virginia Horse Center;]

540-463-2194.

(ad lib out to Kimberly)



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


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=ROLLED COLD FROM FEED]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a drug recently approved by the F-D-A could help free AIDS patients from the time-consuming regimen of taking several medications every day.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
MANY PEOPLE WITH THE AIDS VIRUS ARE HOPEFUL THAT A NEW DRUG WILL HELP THEM FOCUS MORE ON THEIR LIVES, AND FOCUS LESS ON THEIR TREATMENTS.
VT=VO

((vo))
TYPICAL DRUG REGIMENS FOR H-I-V PATIENTS INVOLVE TAKING UP TO 25 PILLS A DAY-- AT SET TIMES.
BUT A DRUG APPROVED BY THE F-D-A LATE LAST WEEK AIMS TO DRASTICALLY SIMPLIFY THINGS.
DOCTORS SAY SUSTIVA CAN DRASTICALLY CUT THE DAILY NUMBER OF PILLS DOWN TO FIVE...
AND WHAT'S EVEN BETTER, THE DOSAGE ONLY HAS TO BE TAKEN ONCE DURING A 24-HOUR PERIOD.//
VT=VO

((vo))
IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO BEGIN ARMING YOURSELF AGAINST THE DREADED FLU.
THE FLU SEASON STARTS IN NOVEMBER, BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY YOU CAN START PROTECTING YOURSELF RIGHT NOW.. BY GETTING AN ANNUAL FLU SHOT.
THE VACCINE IS BETWEEN 70 TO 90 PERCENT EFFECTIVE IN YOUNG, HEALTHY ADULTS.
THE FLU KILLS ABOUT 20-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES EACH YEAR--
PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LUNG AND HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, OR ASTHMA ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST VULNERABLE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
(ad lib to weather)

[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]


President Clinton's taped grand jury testimony is about to be released and several cable networks promise to air the entire four hours.
Lawmakers who've seen it say it's sometimes boring, sometimes riveting, and often very graphic.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


States of emergencies have been declared in Puerto Rico and the U-S Virgin Islands as Hurricane ``Georges'' roars across the Caribbean.
Early today the storm's 115 mile-per-hour winds were whipping Guadeloupe, Antigua and other islands farther East.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Cal Ripken says he plans to be back in the Orioles' lineup tonight, after sitting out yesterday's game against the Yankees.
The move ended Ripken's incredible streak of two-thousand, 632, consecutive games, a record that many baseball experts think will never be broken.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday September 21st.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.





[2-Tape-Release]


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


In less than three hours America will see a different side of President Clinton.
His videotaped testimony before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury is being made public Monday, along with some 28-hundred pages of written material from Kenneth Starr.
The videotape will show a sitting president being questioned, under oath and in explicit detail, about alleged sexual acts with a White House intern.
Maureen Maher has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Podesta/Dep. White House Chief Of Staff;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R) Georgia;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Massachusetts;]

((
IT'S ON THE INTERNET... AND IN BOOKSTORES.
NOW THE BILL CLINTON/MONICA LEWINSKY SAGA IS HEADED FOR THE SMALL SCREEN.
PRESIDENT CLINTON ARRIVED IN NEW YORK SUNDAY, AS THE NATION AND THE WORLD BRACED FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS VIDEOTAPED GRAND JURY TESTIMONY ABOUT THE LEWINSKY AFFAIR.
TODAY'S BROADCAST WILL BE UNPARALLED IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
BEAMED TO A NATIONWIDE AUDIENCE, THE TESTIMONY IS SAID TO INCLUDE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT SUBJECT MATTER..
AND IT WILL SHOW A PRESIDENT WHO IS AT TIMES ANGRY, DEFIANT, AND EVASIVE UNDER THE QUESTIONING OF SPECIAL PROSECUTORS.
THE WHITE HOUSE TRIED TO PUT A SPIN ON IT ALL:

((SOT))

JOHN PODESTA/DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF "I think once people have a chance to see that tape, they are going to wonder about the motives of the people who voted to release it."
((TRACK 2))

BUT REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO DEFEND THE DECISION TO RELEASE THE TAPES:

((SOT)

REP. BOB BARR/R-GA "It's like a judge only giving jurors part of the information.. we need to get the material out so people can make a good decision."
((TRACK 3))

MEANWHILE, A KEY DEMOCRATIC SENATOR SAYS THE PRESIDENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY VOLUNTEER TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS, AND SPARE THE COUNTRY FURTHER EMBARASSMENT:

((SOT))

SEN. JOHN KERRY, D-MA "The President should go before the Judiciary Committee, testify under oath, and let the Judiciary Committee make up its mind here."
((TRACK 4))

A CBS NEWS POLL SUGGESTS OVER HALF OF ALL AMERICANS PLAN TO WATCH THE TESTIMONY, EVEN THOUGH MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS BELIEVE IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE IT PUBLIC.)))



[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]



[VA-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Democratic Party]


Virginia Democrats are opting for damage control rather than condemnation regarding the Lewinsky affair.
The state party's steering committee turned down resolutions over the weekend that would have officially condemned the President.
Instead, chairman Kenneth Plum will receive public relations guidance concerning the scandal surrounding the President.
[ss=none]


A former party chairman says the committee missed an opportunity to show leadership and credibility.
But Plum said it's time to move on.

[E-Miss-America]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-53 1:11:07]
[GRAPHIC=Nicole Johnson]

For the first time since 1979, Miss Virginia has been crowned Miss America. Nicole Johnson won the national pageant over the weekend. Local pageant officials say Johnson has taken the Commonwealth into the national spotlight with her. David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nicole Johnson was the first]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :04]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Johnson/Miss America 1999; :34]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Roe/Miss Va. Pageant Legal Advisor; 1:00 ]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Cox/Miss Va. Pageant President-Elect; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Hope Player/Miss Va. Pageant Treasurer; 1:32]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]

(( Nicole Johnson was the first Miss Virginia to win the Miss America crown since Kylene Barker did it in 1979. When Johnson was crowned, members of the Miss Virginia Pageant board were overjoyed.
[SOT=13:01:01]
[IN Q=EXCITEMENT]

((MELINDA COX/MISS VIRGINIA PAGEANT PRESIDENT ELECT: EXCITEMENT. I STOOD UP AND STARTED SCREAMING. IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. IT'S GREAT FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY. WE REALLY WERE PROUD.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=REALLY WERE PROUD.]

Her platform is diabetes awareness. The new Miss America was diagnosed with diabetes nearly four and a half years ago. Nicole plans to spotlight diabetes awareness during her 20-thousand mile-a-month national speaking tour.
[SOT=21:01:38]
[IN Q=DIABETES IS WHAT I'VE]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS AMERICA 1999; DIABETES IS WHAT I'VE HAD TO OVERCOME. EVERYBODY HAS A STUBBLING BLOCK AND EVERYBODY HAS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET AROUND THAT STUBBLING BLOCK. SO I THINK I BRING THAT REALITY TO A TITLE. AND HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL BE MOTIVATED BY THAT WHEN THEY SEE ME AND TALK WITH ME.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=TALK WITH ME.]

Local pageant officials say diabetes has never slowed Nicole down to this pointand add they believe she has taken beauty pageants to a different level.
[SOT=13:02:43]
[IN Q=SHE DENIED IT]

((THOM ROE/MISS VIRGINIA PAGEANT LEGAL ADVISER; SHE DENIED IT FOR ABOUT A YEAR. THOUGHT THAT SHE DIDN'T HAVE IT, REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO ACCEPT IT. BUT THEN WHEN SHE DID, SHE'S REALLY GONE GUNG-HO. SHE IN FACT HAS HER OWN WEB SITE, WHICH WILL BE CONNECTED WITH THE MISS AMERICA WEBSITE THAT PEOPLE CAN CLICK ON.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=CAN CLICK ON.]
[SOT=13:09:36]
[IN Q=SHE IS LIVING]

((MELINDA COX/MISS VA. PAGEANT PRESIDENT-ELECT; SHE IS LIVING HER PLATFORM. WE DO THINK SHE IS GOING TO MAKE A MAJOR IMPACT ON PEOPLE'S LIVES, BECAUSE THIS CAN BE A SERIOUS ILLNESS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=SERIOUS ILLNESS.]

Officials say thanks to Nicole, the national spotlight will once again shine on the state.
[SOT=13:02:00]
[IN Q=WE'LL BE ABLE]

((HOPE PLAYER/MISS VA. PAGEANT TREASURE; WE'LL BE ABLE TO FURTHER PROMOTE THE MISS VIRGINIA PROGRAM BECAUSE WE NOW HAVE ANOTHER MISS VIRGINIA WHO HAS BECOME MISS AMERICA. NITA BOOTH WILL STEP IN AS MISS VIRGINIA. SO WE WILL HAVE A SECOND OPPORTUNITY TO CROWN A MISS VIRGINIA THIS YEAR. WE JUST HAVE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES TO PROMOTE THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND THE PAGEANT ITSELF.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=PAGEANT ITSELF.]

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; OFFICIALS SAY THEY PLAN TO THROW A HUGE HOMECOMING PARADE FOR MISS AMERICA WHEN SHE RETURNS TO VIRGINIA. THEY SAY IT WILL BE THE FIRST OF SEVERAL LOCAL APPEARANCES FOR JOHNSON BEFORE SHE BEGINS HER NATIONAL REIGN AS MISS AMERICA. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS15]))

[Foundation-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-51 TC 1:53:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The chairman of the "Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of the Roanoke Valley" was among the many cheering on Nicole Johnson at the Miss America pageant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Bruce Wood says Johnson is an ideal representative as a diabetes spokesperson, specificlly because of her attitude.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=15:12:05]
[IN Q=IT'S NOT A]

((BRUCE WOOD/LOCAL JUVENILE DIABETES FOUNDATION CHAIR; IT'S NOT A PITY ATTITUDE, IT'S NOT POOR ME. IT'S A MATTER OF FACT, HERE'S WHERE I AM, THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING. I HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT DAY IN AND DAY OUT. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS TO LIVE WITH IT, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. BUT WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT, SHE SAYS OKAY, LET'S FIND A CURE.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Wood/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=FIND A CURE.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Wood calls the new Miss America a "Quality person" and a good role model for diabetics. He hopes Nicole can return to the Star City in time for next Sunday's walk-a-thon for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

[2-GEORGES]


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


Hurricane ``Georges'' is heading toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, after pounding islands farther east in the Caribbean.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;]

[4:10:22]
Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the islands of the north-east Caribbean, from Dominica, westward to Puerto Rico.
Residents on the islands have already boarded up windows and stocked up on water, canned foods and other emergency supplies.
The hurricane has weakened a bit, but forecasters say with top winds of 115 miles an hour, it's still very dangerous.
(----------------)




[fergie-Mom]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-A]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson arrives in Argentina this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tres Lomas, Argentina;]

[4:10:42] That's where her mother died Saturday night in a car crash.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:11:44-58]
[IN Q=It's absolutely]

((JAMES WHITTAKER/FORMER ROYAL CORRESPONDENT:IT'S ABSOLUTELY DEVISTATING FOR SARAH, IN THE LAST 13 MONTHS SHE LOST TWO OF THE PEoPLE SHE HELD CLOSEST IN HER LIFE, PRINCESS DIANA AND NOW HER MOTHER. ))
[SUPER=01-James Whittaker/Former Royal Correspondent;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=AND NOW HER MOTHER.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Susan Barrantes (bah-RAN'-tis) was 61.
She had lived in Argentina for several years since marrying professional polo player Hector Barrantes.
He died 8 years ago.
She will be buried next to him in Buenos Aires.
(----------------)


[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[in-Q=Mon]
[RUNS=1:18]
[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=12-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=13-Robert Reel/Virginia Horse Center; :22]
[RUNS=2:39]
[OUT Q=perfect working order]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[2-E-Keister]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-60 47:27]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]


Virginia Tech will keep the battle against binge drinking alive.
But school officials say a weekend accident proves some students will still slip through the cracks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


This comes following a weekend accident involving two 18-year old college students.
Police say they found alcohol at the scene and consider it a factor in the accident.
Natalie Weir, a Radford University freshman, was treated at a local hospital and released.
Richard M-Keister (key-stir), a Virginia Tech freshman, is still listed in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Tech officials say, due to the extent of Keister's injuries, he will be checking out of the university and returning to his Pennsylvania home.
(------------)


[S-Botetourt-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-68]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Construction of the new Botetourt County courthouse is closer to completion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


County supervisors and members of the public recently toured the construction site.
The new courthouse is a lot larger -- with separate rooms for general district and juvenile court.
It will also hold new E-911 equipment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:01:43]
[IN Q=With our new]

((BRENDA NEAS/DISPATCH SUPERVISOR: WITH OUR NEW E-911 EQUIPMENT ... NOT HAVE TO ASK DIRECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Neas/Dispatch Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=TO ASK DIRECTIONS]
(------------)
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The current dispatch center for emergency calls is cramped and understaffed.
But the county hopes to hire more dispatchers for the new digs -- where they will also have cots, showers, refrigerators and an emergency generator.
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Dispatchers should be able to move in late next spring.
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In sports, the Washington Redskins are off to their worst start in seventeen years.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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And the winner is... Miss Virginia.
Nicole Johnson is the first Miss Virginia since 1979 to take the Miss America crown.
Johnson wasted no time offering her opinion on the Clinton scandal.
At a press conference yesterday, the Regent University graduate said the President should resign because his actions with Monica Lewinsky have devastated the country.
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The local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Association says it is proud to have Johnson as a role model and spokesperson.
Johnson, who suffers from diabetes, is bringing a national spotlight to the disease.
Local members of the association hope Johnson will make it back to Roanoke for next Sunday's Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Walk-A-Thon on the City Market.
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Virginia Tech officials say they will continue the battle against binge and underage drinking on campus.
That after weekend car accident involving 2 freshmen -- one from Tech, the other from Radford University.
Blacksburg police say alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Tech freshman Richard M-Keister is still in serious condition, and will not be able to complete his first semester because of his injuries.
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