[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A fiery crash injuries injuries five people and ties up traffic on Interstate 81 for several hours.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Around a million people have been advised to evacuate South Florida as Hurricane Georges moves within 80 miles of the Florida Keys.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hurricane Georges has strengthened to Category Two storm as it makes its way toward Key West, Florida.
Meantime, High pressure is making for a mostly sunny, pleasant Fall day for our area.
The weekend forecast is straight ahead.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[I81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=JoeD]
[TAPE#=98-63]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A fiery crash on Interstate 81 caused a series of accidents that injured at least five people and closed the northbound lanes for almost five hours.
Joe Dashiell has more on yesterday's pileup in Montgomery County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In all my years]
[SUPER=01-Richard Slater/Truck Driver; :00 Quick]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Lettie Minnick/Motorist; :17]
[SUPER=01-Roger Rinehart/Truck Driver; :27]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Montgomery County]

(([OPENS W/ INTERVIEW]
[IN Q=In all of my years of driving]

((IN ALL MY YEARS OF DRIVING, I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=never seen anything like this.]


Like many others travelling down Christiansburg Mountain, Richard Slater is thankful to be alive.
With the first accident, warnings went out over CB radio, but they weren't enough to stop one tractor trailer.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was like]

((IT WAS LIKE IT WAS IN SLOW MOTION TO ME AND THEN I'M THINKING WHERE IS HE GOING. AND THEN I REALIZE HE JUST COULDN'T GET STOPPED. CAR PARTS WAS FLYING EVERYWHERE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=car parts were flying everywhere.]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Then it burst into flames]

((SO THEN IT BURST INTO FLAMES AND I DON'T KNOW. I WENT DOWN THERE AND THERE WAS ANOTHER GENTLEMAN DOWN THERE. AND WE HELPED TAKE THE CLOTHES OFF THE DRIVER BECAUSE HE WAS SMOLDERING AND BURNING. IT WAS REALLY BAD. HE WAS HURTING.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=he was hurting.]


Lifeguard 10 touched down on the interstate to carry the most serioulsy injured to the hospital. Others were transported by ambulance.
The accident blocked the northbound lanes, and backed up traffic for several miles, both on Christiansburg mountain and again near Exit 118, where cars and trucks were diverted onto route 11.
It took four and a half hours to clear the wreckage and re-open the highway.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Montgomery County))

[Moyer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In February he ran a stop sign while drunk and hit another car, killing the driver.
Yesterday Wayne Lamar Moyer was sentenced to eight years in prison.
The same jury already convicted him of involuntary manslaughter.
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[VO-NAT Cut from 98-11 ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 20]


The February 20-th crash killed Elwood Lewis Preston.
Authorities said Moyer's blood alcohol level was point-one-seven-- twice the legal limit.
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[E-Train-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-69; 04:46]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


A teenager died after being hit by a train yesterday evening near the Roanoke-Montgomery County line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The accident happened near Elliston.
Police say the train was travelling westbound when it hit the 17-year old.
Police have not released any more information about the accident.
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[E-Lake-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-53; 1:21:47]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Franklin County supervisors now face a lawsuit over thier vote on a condominium site.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Allen Wilcox lives on Smith Mountain Lake, right across the water from the future site of a condominium complex.
[SUPER=04-Last Month;]


Franklin County supervisors approved the controversial complex last month, which will include 96 units, 180 boat slips, a convention hall, community center, and restaurant.
Wilcox's lawsuit charges supervisors broke the law by allowing those facilities in that area.
County planners disagree.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:59:27]
[IN Q=The Board of Supervisors]

((TIM KRAWCZEL/COUNTY PLANNING DIRECTOR: THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDED ITS ORDINANCE SEVERAL YEARS AGO TO EXPLICITLY STATE THERE'S FLEXIBILITY IN THE R-P-D DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Franklin Co. Planning Director;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=R-P-D district]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilcox refused to comment on camera -- but his lawsuit says the condo complex would add extra traffic to the cove and cut his property values.
A court date has not been set for the case.
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[georges]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurrican Georges]


It's getting windy in South Florida as Hurricane Georges blows in.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Florida City, FL;]

[4:00:44]
Forecasters are expecting the storm's core to hit the Keys this morning, with 100 -mile-an-hour winds.
The storm has already killed at least 250 people in the Caribbean.
[SUPER=03-Miami Beach, FL;]


A few people defied ordes last night to evacuate Miami Beach, vowing to watch the storm come in.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Do you realize]

(( REPORTER:.DO YOU REALIZE YOU'VE BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE THE BEACH AREA FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY? MAN SAYS:...I DON'T CARE... ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q= I don't care.]
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[VO-NAT]


The police eventually escorted the group of men off the pier. [4:07:28]
Meantime, several shelters have been opened to shelter evacuated residents.
Hotels and restaurants along Miami's famed South Beach are closing.
Windows are being boarded up.
And Electric workers are making preparations for possible down powerlines.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech prepares for a weekend match up with one of the Hokie's biggest conference rivals.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=a little bit]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=13-Steve Shepard/Martinsville Speedway;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]



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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Danville-Firefighter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-57; 1:05:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Will a legal victory for Danville firefighters regarding unpaid meal breaks spark similar court battles elsewhere?
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week; :00]


Danville's city attorney says yes.
Timothy Spencer believes other municipalities will now find themselves at odds with their firefighters.
He says there are one hundred other fire departments that handle meal break compensation the way Danville did.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :14]


But Ed Crawford disagrees.
He is the Vice President of the Virginia Professional Firefighters Association.
Crawford says Danville's fire department is the last to fall in line with paid mealtime.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:24:54-:07]
[IN Q=To our knowledge]

((ED CRAWFORD/VA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS: TO OUR KNOWLEDGE THIS IS THE ONLY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AS FAR AS OUR ORGANIZATION GOES THAT WAS ACTUALLY DEDUCTING TIME FROM THE FIREFGHTERS FOR THEIR MEAL TIME WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/VA Professional Firefighters;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=labor standards act.]
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[VO-NAT]


Danville's city council was briefed on the firefighter litigation tonight during a closed-door executive session.
The mayor says no one is permitted to comment on what was discussed.
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[Colonial-Downs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Horse Racing]


The recent run on Colonial Downs stock is being attributed to the company's chief executive.
Officials also said yesterday that the volume turned out to be less than first thought.
As a result the state racing commission and the attorney general's office have dropped their investigations into the trading.
(------------)
[VO-NAT Cut from 98-58]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co./File Tape]


The stock activity rasied concerns that an outsider was buying up shares of the company.
Approval by the racing commission is required to obtain more than five percent of Colonial Downs's stock.
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[S-Panther's-Knob]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-55; 1:11:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Floyd County's highest point has a new owner.
Teresa Hamilton has more on yesterday's auction of Panther's knob.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=150 is bid]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Bob Walters/Top Bidder; :39]
[SUPER=07-Kathryn Patrizzi; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd County.]

((
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=150- is ]

((150 IS BID, 175, AT A 175, 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS. )) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=thousand dollars.]


That's how the bidding war began...with 18- people vying for the secluded estate.
Less than 30- minutes later, the tense monetary battle was over...
With the highest bid coming from a retired Blacksburg aerospace businessman.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Close the bidding]

((CLOSE THE BIDDING AT 380 THOUSAND DOLLARS SUBJECT TO ACCEPTANCE OF THE I-R-S. )) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=of the I-R-S.]


Bob Walters thought the Floyd County estate would be the perfect place for his wife to raise horses.
(/////SOT/////)

[2:07:19]
[SOT]
[IN Q=So what ]

((TERESA SPEAKS: SO WHAT ARE YOU FEELING NOW? YOU ARE SHAKING I CAN SEE. BOB WALTERS/RETIRED BUSINESSMAN:YEAH, I KNOW, I'M NERVOUS, A LOT OF EMOTIONS, I'M HAPPY, I'M JUST CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT PLACE I'LL STAY IN BECAUSE LIKE I SAY I HAVE ANOTHER REALLY NICE PLACE BUT WE'LL PROBABLY COME HERE. )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=come here.]


Kathryn Bonanno- Patrizzi is a native of Floyd County and was one of the folks bidding against Walters.
The rare gem dealer currently divides her time between New York and Switzerland.
But there's no place like home.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A little ]

((A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED, I TOLD MYSELF I WAS GOING TO BE TOTALLY UNEMOTIONAL IF I GOT IT GREAT, IF I DIDN'T LIFE WOULD BE LESS COMPLICATED. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=less complicated.]


The estate was put on the auction block by the government-- after determining marijuana sales were used to buy the property. [TAKE SU]
Proceeds from the sale of the house and property will go toward other crime fighting operations. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd County.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, flyu season may be a little easier thanks to a new pill.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning.]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
AS FLU SEASON ROLLS UPON US, NO ONE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO THE ACHES AND PAINS THAT ARE CAUSED BY THE VIRUS.
BUT FLU SUFFERERS DON'T DESPAIR-- BECAUSE YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO SEEK FASTER RELIEF IN A PILL.
VT=VO

((VO))
UNLIKE OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS, SCIENTISTS SAY AN EXPERIMENTAL PILL CALLED G-S-4-1-0-4 ACTUALLY ATTACKS THE INFLUENZA VIRUS...
SO IT'S ABLE TO REDUCE COMMON FLU SYMPTOMS--SUCH AS COUGHING AND FEVER--MUCH FASTER.
RESEARCHERS CITE RECENT STUDIES THAT SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE NUMBER OF DAYS A PATIENT WAS SICK AFTER TAKING THE DRUG.//
VT=VO

((vo))
FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE A WARNING ABOUT THE USE OF AIDS DRUGS TO PREVENT INFECTION.
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS DOCTORS SHOULD NOT BE PRESCRIBING THESE DRUGS AS MORNING AFTER TREATMENTS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS--EITHER THROUGH SEX OR DIRTY NEEDLES.
THE C-D-C SAYS THERE'S NO PROOF THIS METHOD WORKS-- AND THAT THE DRUGS MAY PUT THE PATIENT AT RISK FOR OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE READING YOUR DOCTOR'S HANDWRITING, YOU'RE DEFINITELY NOT ALONE.
RESEARCHERS CONDUCTED A COMPUTERIZED HANDWRITING STUDY... AND DISCOVERED THAT DOCTORS HAD MUCH WORSE HANDWRITING THAN OTHER PROFESSIONALS.
BUT THE POOR PENMANSHIP WAS ONLY CONFINED TO LETTERS--AND NOT NUMBERS.
HANDWRITING EXPERTS SAY THIS M NG THE))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=13-Steve Shepard/Martinsville Speedway;]
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[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]


Hurricane Georges is now some 80 miles from the Florida Keys and is expected to make landfall sometime this morning with 100 mile an hour winds.
The storm has already claimed 250 lives in the Caribbean.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Five people suffered injuries in a chain reaction wreck yesterday on Interstate 81.
The pile up involved more than a dozen vehicles and tied up traffic for several hours.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And a train accident near Elliston took the life of a teenager.
It happend last night near the Roanoke- Montgomery County line.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 25-th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Georges]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#none--TAKE NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Georges]


South Florida is bracing for Hurricane Georges.
More than a million have been told to evacuate in advance of the storm.
It's expected to hit the keys sometime this morning with winds over 100 miles an hour.
Meantime, Georges is now blamed for at least 250 deaths in the Caribbean.
Thousands more are homeless and without essentials like drinking water.
Maureen Maher has the latest on storm preparations from Miami Beach.
[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;]
( ad lib)

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH****]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[5:00 BACKUP PKG]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;]
[SUPER=03-Key West, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Neisen Kasdin/Mayor of Miami Beach;]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=]
(ad lib)



[LIVE=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;]

((

IT WAS A SCARY NIGHT FOR SOUTH FLORIDA-- AS PEOPLE WATCHED AND WAITED FOR HURRICANE GEORGES TO STRIKE.
MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE FROM KEY WEST TO THE TAMPA BAY AREA WERE TOLD TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES.. OR RISK BEING SWEPT AWAY BY THE HURRICANE'S IMMENSE POWER.
MANY FAMILIES FLOODED SHELTERS LIKE THIS ONE IN DADE COUNTY-- KNOWING THAT THEIR LIVES WERE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING THEY LEFT BEHIND:

SOT: tape 1 23:37:30

"I did not want to take a chance, not with their lives..they're not worth it. I mean I can lose material items, I can't lose my kids."

((NATSOT))



THE STORM'S FEROCIOUS WINDS GOT STRONGER AS IT LEFT THE COAST OF CUBA.. AND HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS.

(LOCATOR/KEY WEST)


THE ISLAND CHAIN IS EXPECTED TO BE ONE OF THE PLACES HARDEST HIT.
BUT THAT HASN'T DETERED SOME LONGTIME RESIDENTS FROM STAYING:

SOT:

there's a couple of families that are living in trailers around here and the first thing they do is come to my house and say "can we ride out the hurricane with you."
((TRACK 3))

BUT OTHERS ARE TAKING HURRICANE GEORGES VERY SERIOUSLY.
IN MIAMI BEACH, MANICURED STORE FRONTS ARE NOW ALL BOARDED UP.. AS RESIDENTS TRY TO COPE WITH THE STORM:

SOT: tape 6 02:17:28

NEISEN KASDIN/MAYOR OF MIAMI BEACH "Everybody is heeding the precautions staying indoors, they're off the streets."

((NATSOT))

((TRACK 4))

AND RESIDENTS OF HEMPSTEAD, FLORIDA HAVE SANDBAGGED AROUND HOMES AND BUSINESSES--
IN A LAST-DITCH EFFORT TO PREVENT THE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE CAUSED BY 1992'S HURRICANE ANDREW.))

[Interstate-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-63]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


At least five people were injured yesterday on interstate 81, when a tractor trailer hit a line of traffic that had stopped for another accident.
The pile-up involved more than a dozen vehicles and snarled traffic for hours.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


It happened about 4:30 P- M near the base of Christiansburg Mountain.
The first accident blocked traffic... and though warnings went out over CB radio... one trucker was unable to stop in time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT GREG TAPE #1 UB 16:59:15]
[IN Q=All the traffic down here]

((ALL THE TRAFFIC DOWN HERE WAS STOPPED. EITHER HE DIDN'T HAVE HIS RADIO ON OR HIS RADIO WASN'T WORKING. I HAVE NO IDEA, YOU KNOW THAT EVERYTHING DOWN HERE WAS AT A STANDSTILL.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Slater/Truck Driver;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=down here was at a standstill.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One person was flown to the burn center at the University of Virginia.
Another was admitted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Three others were treated at Lewis Gale Hospital and released.

(---------------)[2-E-Train-Accident]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-69; 04:46]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


A teenager died after being hit by a train last night near the Roanoke-Montgomery County line.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The accident happened near Elliston.
Police say the train was travelling westbound when it hit the 17-year old.
Police have not released any more information about the accident.
(------------)


[S-Delta-Star]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-64; 17:10]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A company based in Minneapolis is planning to buy Lynchburg's largest employer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Sigma-7 Products yesterday announced its intention to aquire Delta Star Incorporated.
Sigma is offering Delta Star stockholders 15 dollars and 50 cents per share.. the total value of the deal is close to 15-million dollars.
Delta Star employs about 250 people in its Lynchburg facility.. they make electrical transformers for power companies.
Its headquarters are in California.
No one with Delta Star could be reached for comment about the offer.
(----------------)



[S-Towers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-65; 13:33:20]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


It may not always look like it, but business is booming at Towers Shopping Center.
That's according to the man who owns it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Even though there's empty space where a movie theater just closed ...
And a big hole where Woolworth's used to be...
Gary Rappaport said Towers is turning a profit.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14 47 28]
[IN Q=WE FEEL]

((GARY RAPPAPORT: WE FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE REINVESTING THE DOLLARS BACK INTO THE PROPERTY AND BACK INTO ROANOKE AND WE'RE A FIRM BELIEVER THAT WILL CONTINUE. WE'VE OWNED IT FOR NOW TWELVE YEARS WE EXPECT TO OWN IT FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Rappaport/Towers Owner;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=TO COME]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A new deli-style store, called "Heavenly Ham" is opening today.
Rappaport said he's also recruiting stores to move into the old movie theater and an old gas station on the property.
(------------)


[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[in-Q=Fri.]
[RUNS=1:30]
[out=back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=13-Steve Shepard/Martinsville Speedway;]
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[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]



[S-John-Marshall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-61]
[GRAPHIC=none]


He convinced Patrick Henry the Constitution was a good idea.
He intimidated Thomas Jefferson in the courtroom.
But he remains a mystery to many Virginians.
Ellen Qualls takes us to John Marshall Day in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=And may God]
[SUPER=01-The Rt Rev. Peter Lee/Episcopal Bishop; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :05]
[SUPER=01-Harry Carrico/Chief Justice of Virginia; :10]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :25]
[SUPER=01-Clinton Bush/Cathedral Stone, Inc.; :30]
[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; :42]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond]



(([NAT sot 12:10:20]

((THE RIGHT REV. PETER JAMES LEE/BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA: AND MAY GOD ALWAYS SAVE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.)) [runs:05]
That may indeed be up to a higher power.
But John Marshall certainly did his part.
[sot 11:58:26]

((HARRY CARRICO/CHIEF JUSTICE OF VIRGINIA: HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR JOHN MARSHALL, THIS COUNTRY WOULD NOT BE WHAT IT IS TODAY. I ALSO MAINTAIN THAT IT IS TIME HIS GREATNESS WAS RECOGNIZED.)) [runs:12]
So his restored grave was rededicated.
His great-great- great-great-great-grandson helped lay the wreath.
That's when we learned--
[sot 11:47:36]

((CLINTON BUSH/CATHEDRAL STONE, INC.: FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, THERE ARE NO BODIES INSIDE THOSE BOXES.)) [runs:05]
The unproven theory is that he and his wife Polly are buried five or six feet down.
So we don't know that.
But we do know this:
[sot 11:51:55]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: HIS COLLEGE LEGAL NOTEBOOK CONTAINED MARGINALIA WHERE HE INSCRIBED NAMES LIKE POLLY, OR MISS M. AMBLER PLUS J. MARSHALL.)) [runs:10]
Mostly, though, we should know this:
[sot 11:59:43]

((HARRY CARRICO/CHIEF JUSTICE OF VIRGINIA: WHEN JOHN MARSHALL BECAME CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1801, THE CONSTITUTION WAS AN OBJECT OF RIDICULE, SEEMING DESTINED FOR OBLIVION. ALEXANDER HAMILTON CALLED IT A FRAIL AND WORTHLESS FABRIC.)) [runs:14]
By the time of his death, 34 years later--
[sot 12:00:24]

((HARRY CARRICO/CHIEF JUSTICE OF VIRGINIA: MARSHALL HAD MADE THE CONSTITUTION THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, AND THE SUPREME COURT THE FINAL AND RESPECTED ARBITER OF THAT LAW.)) [runs:09]
That's why Virginia's John Marshall is known as "The GREAT Chief Justice."
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[Tyson-test]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson]


Mike Tyson will let a team of Massachusetts doctors determine whether he is psychologically fit to return to the ring.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


The former heavyweight champion is in Boston undergoing psychological and neurological tests ordered by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Tyson has asked the Commission for his boxing license back.
He was banned from the sport after he biting off a piece ofEvander Holyfield's ear during their title fight last summer.
Two members of the Nevada Boxing Commission have already indicated they're likely to vote against Tyson.
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In sports, the Yankees make a big splash in the record books.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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At least five people were hurt yesterday afternoon in a multi-car accident on Interstate-81.
The accident happened in the northbound lanes when a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of cars already stopped for an earlier accident.
The rig burst into flames.
The driver was badly burned and flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A teenager was killed last night when he was struck by a train.
The accident happened along the Roanoke-Montgomery County line near Elliston.
Police say the train was travelling westbound when it hit the 17-year old.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Employees of Delta-Star in Lynchburg will soon have to report to Minneapolis.
Sigma-7 Products yesterday announced its plan to buy the company.
Delta-Star is Lynchburg's largest employer.
They make electrical transformers for power companies.
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If you live in Franklin County, don't be surprised to see a big pink and blue balloon floating in the sky--
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The Gorgeous Darlin' Balloon Team has been sailing through the skies for the past two years.
The team organized after U-S Air pilot Tommy Alouf got the urge to take off in a DIFFERENT sort of flying machine.


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((TOMMY ALOUF/GORGEOUS DARLIN' BALLOON TEAM: ACTUALLY, I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET A RIDE ONE DAY AND I GOT MAD BECAUSE I WASN'T ABLE TO GET THE RIDE. SO, I SAID, "WELL, I'LL JUST GO OUT AND BUY MY OWN BALLOON. I'LL LEARN HOW TO FLY IT AND I'LL TELL PEOPLE WHEN THEY CAN GET IN AND OUT OF MY BALLOON.))
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As a hobby, the team offers both morning and evening rides to passengers around the Smith Mountain Lake area.
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Come fly with us in this week's "Time Off" segment, which airs tomorrow at 8 on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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