[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Bedford County killer dies in the electric chair.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Georges continues his path of destruction after taking over a hundred lives in the Caribbean.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You're waking up to temperatures in the 40s--
While we're focusing on the cooler weather here, the tropics are heating up with THREE hurricanes and a new tropical storm.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-54 TC 1:56:10]
[GRAPHIC=Stewart]


For the first time since lethal injection became an option on Virginia's death row, an inmate has died in the electric chair.
Bedford County killer Kenneth Manuel Stewart became the ninth person to die on Virginia's death row in 1998 -- tying the state's modern-day record for executions in one year. [Take Map]
Stewart was pronounced dead at 9:11 last night at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/February 1992; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Farmer/Protester;:23 ]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt; :33]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Department of Corrections; :36]
[SUPER=01-Dirk Paggett/Bedford Co. Assistant Prosecutor; :44]
[SUPER=01-Terry Scanlon/Media Witness; :54]
[SUPER=01-Richard Real/Media Witness; 1:05]
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[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=EQ N7]


[S-Hollins-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-61 52:52]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


It's been nearly 3 years since a Hollins College student was found murdered at her Fairfax County home.
Now, police have indicted her brother in connection with that murder.
21-year-old Matthew Harper was arrested at James Madison University Monday.
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[VO-NAT]


Anne Harper's body was found on Thanksgiving Day after a fire at her home.
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 1995]


Police said the fire had been set, and she had been stabbed.
Matthew Harper has also been charged with malicious burning and the attempted murder of his mother.
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[E-Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An Appalachian Power worker was struck and killed on a Southside roadway yesterday afternoon.
The accident happened on Route 819 in Pittslyvania County.
Samuel Edwin Martin of Collinsville was working on a powerline when he stepped into the roadway and was struck by Iris Faye Travis of (CAL-inds) Callands.
Martin died at the scene.
Police say no charges will be filed.

[GEORGES]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-R]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Georges]


At least 110 people are dead and hundreds missing in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Georges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Key Largo, FL;]

[5:00:00-MAHER PKG]
Georges is now barely a hurricane as it moves across Cuba and sets its eye on Florida keys.
But it's expected to regain strength over open water and it could slam into the Keys late tonight or early tomorrow.
All 80-thousand residents of the Keys have been ordered out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going all]

(( RESIDENT:"WE'RE GOING ALL THE WAY TO WEST PALM BEACH. WE'RE LOCALS.. BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO STAY HERE. IT'S TOO DANGEROUS." ))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=it's too dangerous.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a-half million other people may be advised to leave Miami Beach today and other low-lying areas farther up the coast.
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[STORM-HAM]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=98-68 TC 4:53]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


When power and phone lines are out in the Carribean, there's often only one way for many islanders to get in touch with the mainland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


HAM Radio operators like Roanoke's Juan Barr are constantly in contact with places like Puerto Rico and Haiti-- areas hard hit by Georges' fury.
Barr has been busy the past couple of days relaying weather data to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, and passing along disaster reports to agencies like the Red Cross.
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[SOT 42:48]
[IN Q=it makes me feel]
[SUPER=01-Juan Barr/Amateur Radio Operator]

((JUAN BARR: IT MAKES ME FEEL GREAT, I CAN HELP PEOPLE, I FEEL LIKE I'VE DONE SOMETHING GOOD FOR THEM))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=FOR THEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


The whole set up costs only three thousand dollars. But HAM radio often functions when billion dollar satellites can't do the job.
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[clinton]


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


House Republicans are moving the impeachment process against President Clinton ahead.
Judiciary Committee investigators have been ordered to organize thousands of pages of evidence in advance of an investigation vote.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Meantime, Mr. Clinton received a warm welcome last night when he addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
There is word that the president is trying to cut a deal for punishment in the wake of the White House sex scandal.

He is said to be seeking censure but House Republicans insist any such deal is premature.
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[mary-frann]


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


The actress who played Bob Newhart's wife in the 1980's T-V show ``Newhart'' has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:03:48]
Mary Frann's publicist says she passed away yesterday moring at her home in Beverly Hills.
The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Frann also appeared on the the soap ``Days of our Lives'' for four years.
Mary Frann was 55.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire are all tied up with only four days remaining in the regular season.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:39]
[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]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=12-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=13-Paul Hosey/Earnhardt Fan; :28]
[RUNS=2:50]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-C'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-63 TC 37:25]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


A Montgomery County couple married 52- years returned home yesterday to find their house on fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Robert Bradley and his wife live along Falling Branch Road, just outside Christiansburg.
They told fire fighters when they got home around one PM, their house was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters suspect an electrical problem may have ignited the blaze, which appears to have started in the living room.
No one was injured.
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[5-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


A-E-P has a new assignment from the State Corporation Commission.
A hearing examiner says the company should take a hard look at building new power plants that run on natural gas, as an alternative to a proposed high-voltage power line.
That's something that hasn't come up before, in this eight-year controversy.
The S-C-C still wants A-E-P to study a power line route that's different from the one the utility prefers.
This would run the line from Wyoming County in West Virginia, to Jackson's Ferry in Wythe County.

[E-State-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-55 1:09:08]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore did his best Oprah impression yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It was the first in a series of town hall meetings.
Gilmore is listening to state employees gripe about their jobs.
Yesterday he was in Roanoke, with 380 people.
Hundreds more joined in, using a satellite link to ask questions.
Most seemed happy they were able to speak directly to the governor.
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[SOT 15 00 50, 15 37 38]
[IN Q=THIS IS THE]

((JAMES SARGENT/VDOT: I SENT HIM A LETTER -- I DON'T KNOW IF HE READ IT OR NOT. TODAY HE HEARD WHAT I SAID. THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO -- SAY WHAT YOU GOTTA SAY AND HOPEFUL HE'LL GO FOR IT//////DALE POFF/VDOT: FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO JUST TAKE TIME OUT OF HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO TALK TO US IS GREAT. AND I DON'T THINK IT'S A P.R. STUNT.))
[SUPER=01-James Sargent/Virginia Dept. of Transportation;00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Poff/Virginia Dept. of Transportation;11]
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[OUT Q=a p.r. stunt]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore said he hopes the series of meetings will improve state employees' morale.
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[SOT 15 39 17]
[IN Q=my objective here]

((GOV. GILMORE: MY OBJECTIVE HERE IS TO PULL THE TEAM TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE AND I THINK WE WENT A LONG WAY TOWARD DOING THAT TODAY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=that today]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's topics ranged from retirement benefits to overcrowded schools.
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[Health-Check]


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


In today's health check, Americans are gaining ground in the battle against heart disease.
Mika Brzezinski has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
HEART DISEASE IS STILL THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN THE UNITED STATES--
BUT THE CONDITION IS NO LONGER AN INSTANT DEATH SENTENCE.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY FEWER AMERICANS ARE DYING FROM HEART-RELATED PROBLEMS THAN IN YEARS PAST.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE... HEART ATTACK DEATHS DROPPED 28-PERCENT FOR MEN--AND 31-PERCENT FOR WOMEN--BETWEEN 1987 AND 1994.
DOCTORS SAY THE DECLINE IS DUE IN PART TO BETTER TREATMENTS...
BUT RESEARCHERS ADD THAT MORE PROGRESS NEEDS TO BE MADE WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTION.
FIGURES SHOW THAT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FIRST-TIME HEART ATTACKS HAS ACTUALLY INCREASED SINCE A DECADE AGO.//
VT=VO

((vo))
SCIENTISTS SAY A NEW CLASS OF ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUGS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SHAKE THE SIDE EFFECT OF DIZZINESS--
WHICH IS A PARTICULAR CONCERN FOR THE ELDERLY.
RESEARCHERS AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT MEDICATIONS LIKE PROZAC AND PAXIL... INCREASED AN ELDERLY PERSON'S RISK OF FALLING BY AS MUCH AS 200-PERCENT.
BUT THE STUDY ALSO HINTED THAT DEPRESSION ITSELF--AND NOT THE DRUGS--MAY BE ACTUALLY CAUSING SOME OF THOSE FALLS.//
VT=VO

((vo?))
AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN THAT BACTERIAL MENINGITIS IS BECOMING MUCH HARDER TO TREAT.
FRENCH DOCTORS SAY THE GERM--WHICH ATTACKS THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD--IS GROWING MORE RESISTANT TO A COMMONLY USED ANTIBIOTIC.
THE PROBLEM IS EXPECTED TO HAVE ITS GREATEST IMPACT ON DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
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#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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



[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

The Florida Keys are turning into ghost towns as thousands evacuate in advance of Hurricane Georges.
The storm has already claimed 110 lives in the Caribbean.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Kenneth Manuel Stewart Junior has been executed in Virginia's electric chair.
Stewart was convicted of capital murder in the May 1991 slayings of his estranged wife, Cynthia, and 5-month-old son, Jonathan.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


A lot of repeats at this year's Country Music Award.
They include Garth Brooks who won Entertainer of the year and Trisha Yearwood, named best female vocalist.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday September 24th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Georges]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Georges]


Hundreds of thousands are expected to evacuate South Florida today in advance of Hurricane Georges.
The now-minimal hurricane could regain some strength as it moves over open water from Cuba.
Georges has left at least 110 dead and hundreds without water or electricity after taking three days to cross the Caribbean.
Maureen Maher is in Florida with the latest.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-South Beach, FL;]
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(Rollcue: )
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[SOT]

[5:00BACKUP]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Key Largo, FL; :]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico; :]

(( THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE BRACING FOR THE WORST...
AND FOR RESIDENTS.. THAT MEANS PACKING UP--AND MOVING OUT:

SOT 10:50:39

"We're going all the way to West Palm Beach. We're locals.. but we're not going to stay here. It's too dangerous."

((NATSOT?))

((TRACK 2))

AS HURRICANE GEORGES BARRELLED CLOSER TO THE U-S, 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE ORDERED TO EVACUATE THESE ISLAND HAVENS... AND HEAD FOR THE ONLY ROAD LEADING TO THE MAINLAND.
SO FOLKS BOARDED UP HOMES AND BUSINESSES... AND PRAYED THAT WHATEVER THEY LEFT BEHIND WOULD BE THERE WHEN THEY RETURNED:

SOT:10:46:49

"Secure everything, just secure the objects that will fly and will cause some kind of damage... and hope for the best."

((NATSOT))

((TRACK 3)) LOCATOR/SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

THIS IS WHAT FLORIDA RESIDENTS HOPE WON'T HAPPEN.
HURRICANE GEORGES IS ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR WIDESPREAD DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IN THE CARIBBEAN.
IN PUERTO RICO ALONE, THE STORM HAS CAUSED AN ESTIMATED 1-BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE-- LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER AND NO RUNNING WATER.
MAUREEN MAHER STANDUP:))
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-South Beach, FL;]
( ad lib)
[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]


[execution]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=Kenneth Stewart]


A Bedford County man convicted of killing his wife and infant son on Mother's Day 19-91 has become the first Virginia death row inmate to be executed in the electric chair in four years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Forty-four-year-old Kenneth Stewart Junior gave no final statement last night before he was put to death at the Greensville Correctional Center.
Stewart was convicted of capital murder in the slayings of his estranged wife, Cynthia, and 5-month-old son, Jonathan.
He shot each twice in the head, then arranged the bodies in bed so that the boy was cradled in his mother's arms.
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[SOT]

[1:58;48-57]
[IN Q=HE ENTERED THE DEATH CHAMBER.]
[SUPER=01-Dirk Paggett/Bedford Co. Assistant Prosecutor; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=HOW MUCH THEY ALloweD US TO SEE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia's electric chair has not been used since the state law was changed to give death-row inmates the choice of electrocution or chemical injection.
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[E-Hollins-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#98-64 15:15]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The 3-year-old murder of a Hollins College student has resulted in the arrest of her brother.
Anne Harper was stabbed and her Fairfax County home set on fire on Thanksgiving Day 1995.
This week her 21-year-old brother, Matthew, was arrested at James Madison University, where he is a student.
Frank Bond reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-P. D. O'Keefe/Major Crimes Division; :12]
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 1995; :28]
[SUPER=07-Frank Bond; :54]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=case to court.]


[E-Wilderness-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-51 1:59:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Transfers begin today for students being removed from the Wilderness Leadership Academy by the Education Department.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The school for troubled boys is losing its license and will close next week.
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office has responded to a dozen assault-related calls, including a riot, plus 16 runaway reports during the past year.
Police also caught boys stealing beer and cigarettes from a nearby campground.
Major Ken Smith says some of these boys were at the wrong school.
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[SOT 12:43:19]
[IN Q=It just didn't]

((IT JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO BE ... PLACEMENT NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Major Ken Smith/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=appropriate for them]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith says citizens deserve a say in which teenagers attend an alternative school.
But neighbors here praise the Wilderness Academy's headmaster Colonel Gene Nervo.
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[SOT 10:56:42]
[IN Q=As far as]

((LISA STATON/NEIGHBOR: AS FAR AS HIM HAVING THE ACADEMY, I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE YOU DON'T FIND TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP DISTURBED CHILDREN AND I THINK IT'S A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Staton/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=responsibility]
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[VO-NAT]


Nervo loses his license next week.
He declined to comment.
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[2-clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


The House Judiciary Committee meets again tomorrow to decide when to release the rest of the material Kenneth Starr has turned over to Congress.
[ss=Bill Clinton]


And there is now word that Republicans may try to expand their probe of President Clinton to include such matters as alleged fund-raising violations in his re- election campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton received a warm welcome last night when he addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Mr. Clinton is reportedly trying to cut a deal with Congress.
He is said to be seeking censure but House Republicans insist any such deal is premature.
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[COUNTRY-MUSIC]


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


Garth Brooks is still the best in the business, according to folks at the Country Music Association.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Brooks has won the best entertainer award for the fourth time and for the second straight year at the C-M-A Awards in Nashville.
Brooks' duet partner Trisha Yearwood won best female vocalist for the second year in a row.
Brooks and Dunn won their seventh straight best vocal duo award.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's amazing]

(( BROOKS AND DUNN/"BEST VOCAL DUO" IT'S AMAZING TO US THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN KNOCKED OFF THIS HILL YET, FOR SEVEN YEARS TO THINK, AND THERE'S BEEN ALOT OF TALENTED DUOS AND THERE ARE RIGHT NOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Brooks and Dunn/Best Vocal Duo;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=RIGHT NOW.]
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[VO-NAT]


George Strait took the best male vocalist honors, his third-straight win. Strait is now the most-nominated performer in C-M-A history.
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[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[in-Q=Thurs.]
[RUNS=1:28]
[out=back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=13-Paul Hosey/Earnhardt Fan; :19]
[SUPER=12-Botetourt Co.;]
[SUPER=02-Ann Hosey/Paul's Wife; 1:31]
[RUNS=2:31]
[OUT Q=still collect from them]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-59 54:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Southside debate over hog farming is moving into the courtroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.;]


Norman and Ida Layne are suing Charlotte County.
New zoning laws prevent the couple from starting an intensive hog operation-- and they want an injunction.
The Laynes are dairy farmers who say their milk cows aren't bringing in enough money to make ends meet.
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[SOT 39:04-:19]
[IN Q=We didn't just get into this]

((NORMAN LAYNE/FARMER: WE DIDN'T JUST GET INTO THIS TO TRY TO MAKE A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ALL WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS GENERATE MORE INCOME SO WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF FARMING AND HOPEFULLY MAKE A BETTER LIVELIHOOD FOR OURSELVES.))
[super=01-Norman Layne/Farmer; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=livelihood for ourselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Laynes believe the county's new livestock regulations violate the state's Right to Farm Act.
Charlotte County officials won't comment on the lawsuit.
The county has three weeks to file its legal response.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Amherst County makes a bid to move into the Double A Seminole District.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[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]


Kenneth Stewart Junior has become the 9th inmate to die on Virginia's death row this year.
Stewart chose to die in the electric chair last night.
He shot and killed his estranged wife and infant son in Bedford County 7 years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An arrest has been made in connection with the 3-year-old murder of a Hollins College student.
Anne Harper was stabbed and her Fairfax County home set on fire on Thanksgiving 1995.
This week police arrested Harper's 21-year-old brother, Matthew, in connection with the murder.
He is a student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Charlotte County couple is suing the Southside County over new livestock regulations.
Norman and Ida Layne say new zoning laws are keeping them from starting an intensive hog operation, so they're seeking an injunction.
The Laynes say the new livestock regulations violate the state's Right to Farm Act.
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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]