[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Still the hero and still making history, John Glenn is back in space, retracing the trail he blazed for America's astronauts 36 years ago.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And another attempt today to seat a jury in the murder trial of Emmett Cressell Junior.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds will be on the increase today, and we could have a few sprinkles.
Otherwise, a dry outlook for the Halloween weekend.
The complete forecast is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[GLENN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Glenn Mission]


John Glenn and his ``Discovery'' crewmates are getting in a few hours of sleep before a busy day of experiments.
Glenn is even taking part in one as he naps.
He swallowed a capsule that will measure his temperature overnight.
Lee Cowan highlights yesterday's historic liftoff.
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[SOT]

[ 04:03:23]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy S. C., FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald McMonagle/NASA; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Kennedy Space Center.]

((
WITH A DEAFENING ROAR AND A SHUDDER INSIDE - JOHN GLENN'S FELLOW ASTRONAUTS GAVE A RE-ASSURING PAT AS DISCOVERY GAVE A HERO ANOTHER RIDE OF HIS LIFE. ONCE IN ORBIT, HE COULDN'T WAIT TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT THE VIEW HE'S WANTED TO SEE AGAIN FOR SOME 36 YEARS -- AND NASA COULDN'T WAIT TO HEAR IT.

(NAT)
"Glad you're enjoying the show --- and I feel fine."


BEFORE THE NIGHT WAS OUT, GLENN HAD SPENT NEARLY TWICE AS MUCH TIME IN SPACE AS HE DID THE LAST TIME AROUND, AND THERE IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO.

(NAT APPLAUSE)


IF THERE WERE ANY JITTERY NERVES FROM DISCOVERY'S CREW, YOU COULDN'T TELL IT FROM THE SMILES ON THEIR FACES. AS THE CREW MADE THEIR WAY TO THE LAUNCH PAD, EVEN THE HEAVENS SEEMED TO BECKON WITH CLEAR BLUE SKIES.

(NAT)


A SHORT WHILE LATER, DISCOVERY BECAME A PART OF THEM...

(SUPER: VOICE OF SCOTT CARPENTER) "Godspeed John Glenn."


RIDING A TAIL OF FIRE INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS - AND JOHN GLENN INTO THE HEARTS OF BOTH YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE.

(SOT KID)

"go go!"
BUT AS PERFECT AS IT ALL SEEMED, NASA DISCOVERED SHORTLY AFTER THE LAUNCH THAT SOMETHING HAD GONE WRONG. JUST AS THE MAIN ENGINES HAD FIRED WITH A TREMENDOUS SHUDDER, A PANEL ON THE SHUTTLE FELL OFF, STRIKING ONE OF THE ENGINE NOZELS AS DISCOVERY PULLED AWAY FROM THE PAD.
DONALD MCMONAGLE/NASA: "If that panel did come off - what we know today."
WITHOUT ANY OTHER SERIOUS PROBLEMS, THE ASTRONAUTS ALL SEEMED IN GOOD SPIRITS - ESPECIALLY ONE, WHO CAN'T SEEM TO WIPE THE SMILE OFF HIS FACE.

"Let the record show --- move it yet."


Lee, CBS News, KSC. S/LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS.))

[E-Singer-Dirt]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-71 TC16:08]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]


The folks who had to clean up several hundred gallons of hazardous waste un-earthed in Roanoke last June have- -so far-- been stuck with the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Star City Lumber says it cost nearly 37-thousand dollars to remove and properly dispose of all the contaminated soil.
The Company bought part of the old Singer Furniture Plant in May.
Co-owner Dick Morgan says they hadn't counted on finding 13 barrels of petroleum products buried behind the lumber kilns once used by Singer Furniture.
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[SOT 14:08]
[IN Q=mOST OF THEM]

((MOST OF THEM- -EXCEPT, FOR I THINK, TWO OR THREE- -WERE INTACT AND HAD, FROM WHAT WE COULD TELL, LACQUER THINNER, FINISHING MATERIAL THAT WAS ACTUALLY USED IN FINISHING OF THE FURNITURE.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Morgan/Star City Lumber]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=of the furniture.]
(-----------)

[v/o-nat]
Morgan and his partner filed suit in federal court this week, hoping to recoup the cost of the clean-up.
There's no telling how many more drums of waste may be left over from Singer's operations... or how close it may come to polluting Tinker Creek which is just across the road from the plant.
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[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


Jury selection in the murder trial of Emmett Cressell Junior continues today.
But Cressell's attorneys believe the jury pool is skewed, because so many of the potential jurors have been dismissed for the same reason -- they've already formed an opinion about the case through media reports.
Yesterday, they renewed their change of venue request.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :00]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :40]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=Teresa Hamilton News 7 Independence]


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Roanoke Express chugs back onto the ice.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=HEY! Good morning]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=highlights for you.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Rex Smith/Driver of "Undertaker";]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Monster Trucks))

[S-Boucher]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-61 1:27:48]
[GRAPHIC=Election '98]


He's not flashy, but he's popular among voters.
And as Scott Goldberg reports, that's what has kept Rick Boucher in office since 19-82.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Washington DC;01]
[SUPER=201-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) Abingdon;14]
[SUPER=204-Barta TV Ad;53]
[SUPER=201-Tom Morris/Emory & Henry University;1:31]
[SUPER=219-Scott/Goldberg;1:38]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=News7]

(([SHOTS OF CHAMBER, BOUCHER FROM 598] In a chamber filled with representatives eager to have their voices heard, Rick Boucher stays remarkably quiet.
The eight-term Congressman shies away from most high-profile debates, preferring to do his work behind the scenes.
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[SOT 11 03 27]
[IN Q=it's very]

((BOUCHER: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT BOTH TO BE OUTSPOKEN ON THE FLOOR AND BE EFFECTIVE IN COMMITTEE BECAUSE TIME SIMPLY DOESN'T PERMIT THAT. SO I TEND TO BE A WORKHORSE RATHER THAN A SHOW HORSE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SHOWHORSE]

[NATSOUND CAMPAIGN 82: QUICK MUSIC]
Since Boucher's first election in 19-82, that low-key approach has played well in the conservative ninth district. [BOUCHER PRESENTING CHECK ON TAPE 97-56, 20:02] [giles shots? 97-66]
They like him in rural areas, where Boucher has brought home federal money, paying for new jobs and better technology.
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[SOT 11 02 21]
[IN Q=when the]

((BOUCHER: WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT COMPANIES LEAVE THE CITIES, WE WANT THIS AREA TO STAND OUT AND BE RECOGNIZED AS AN AREA COMMITTED TO THE USE OF THAT TECHNOLOGY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=TECHNOLOGY]

[NATSOUND BARTA TAPE:15 35 57: GOOD TO SEE YOU]
But this year, Boucher's challenger isn't talking about economic development. [BARTA AD? partial birth abortion]
Joe Barta is talking about those hot-button issues like abortion and President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BARTA AD: LET'S SEND A MESSAGE TO BILL CLINTON AND HIS FRIENDS.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


Barta has criticized his opponent's role in the impeachment proceedings, where Boucher wrote the Democrat's proposal for a speedy inquiry.
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[SOT 11 13 48]
[IN Q=the national interest]

((BOUCHER: THE NATIONAL INTEREST REQUIRES THAT WE INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER THOROUGHLY AND COMPLETELY, AS THE RESOLUTION I INTRODUCED REQUIRES, BUT THAT WE GET IT BEHIND US AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=we can]

[barta]
Barta said it was an odd time for Boucher to step into the spotlight. [morris shots]
But Tom Morris, an expert on Virginia politics, said it only helped Boucher when his constituents saw their Congressman showcased on the national stage.
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[SOT 14 18 54]
[IN Q=it's been]

((TOM MORRIS: IT'S BEEN A NET GAIN FOR HIM TO HAVE BEEN A SPOKESMAN ON THIS ISSUE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=THIS ISSUE]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: FOR HIS PART, BOUCHER SAID HE'D RATHER LEGISLATE THAN INVESTIGATE. IT'S THAT LET'S-GET-BACK-TO-BUSINESS ATTITUDE THAT DEMOCRATS BELIEVE MAKE HIM A CREDIBLE SPOKESMAN. IT'S THAT SAME ATTITUDE THAT HAS KEPT VOTERS VOTING FOR HIM FOR 16 YEARS. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=NEWS-7]))



[Elderly-Impact]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-68 TC38:32]
[GRAPHIC=Glenn Mission]


John Glenn's flight is an inspiration to many older Virginians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Participants at this line and ballroom dancing class say it highlights the accomplishments many older Americans can still make to society.
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[SOT 15.55.48 - 15.55.58]
[IN Q=Retirement age doesn't matter]

((RUTH HODGES:RETIREMENT AGE DOESN'T MATTER AS LONG AS YOU FEEL LIKE DOING SOMETHING DO IT--WHETHER IT'S GOING TO THE MOON OR OUT INTO SPACE OR TAKING DANCING LESSONS. (LAUGHTER..) ))
[SUPER=07-Ruth Hodges;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=taking dancing lessons.]
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[SOT 15.56.51 - 15.56.57]
[IN Q=More power to him]

((WALT ROBINS: MORE POWER TO HIM BECAUSE THERE'S MANY OF US SENIORS THEY'RE READY TO PUT OUT TO THE PASTURE AND WE'RE NOT READY TO BE PUT OUT IN THE PASTURE. WE CAN STILL PERFORM.))
[SUPER=07-Walt Robins;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=can still perform.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Officials with Roanoke's League of Older Americans say employers are also starting to recognize the benefits of hiring older workers.
At a recent job fair for seniors, L-O-A said many of their clients were hired on the spot.

[E-Floyd-Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-55 1:57:20]
[GRAPHIC=Glenn Mission]


Half of the students of a Floyd County school were in Florida for the launch.
The other half gathered around a TV set.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Five, four, three, two]
[RUNS=:07]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; QUICK!]
[OUT Q=cheering.]
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[VO-NAT]


Blue Mountain School was one of only ten in the country that contributed experiments to the shuttle mission.
Today, students were excited by John Glenn's return to space, but also by their own role in this historic mission.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was thinking]

((LAUREL GRAEFE/STUDENT: I WAS THINKING HOW JOHN GLENN WAS GOING UP AND THAT IT'S JUST LIKE A REALLY GREAT PLEASURE AND GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR US TO PUT SOMETHING, OUR EXPERIMENT, ON THE SHUTTLE AND WATCH IT TAKE OFF.)) ((KINDLE BASON/STUDENT: I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUR EXPERIMENTS BACK TO SEE IF WE FIND OUT SOMETHING THAT MAYBE HASN'T BEEN DISCOVERED BEFORE.))
[SUPER=01-Laurel Graefe/Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kindle Bason/Student; :14]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=hasn't been discovered before.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The students will get that chance early next year... when NASA returns the experiments to the school.

[Interstate-Study]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Improvement]


State transportation officials will consider separating cars and trucks on Interstate 81.
Northern Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf made the request to study the separation on Interstates 81 and 95.
State Transportation Commissioner David Gehr said the state will consider such a move for I-81 as part of as study of planned improvements.
But he said there were no plans to review dividers for I-95.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the drug tamoxifen has been approved for use in breast cancer prevention.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
A POWERFUL DRUG USED TO TREAT CANCER... HAS NOW BEEN APPROVED AS A METHOD FOR PREVENTING THAT DISEASE.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS OFFICIALLY BACKED --TAMOXIFEN-- FOR HEALTHY WOMEN WHO ARE AT A HIGHER RISK FOR GETTING BREAST CANCER LATER IN LIFE.
A STUDY LAST SPRING SHOWED THAT TAMOXIFEN COULD REDUCE A WOMAN'S CHANCES OF DEVELOPING CANCEROUS TUMORS BY 44-PERCENT.
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THERE'S NO PROOF THAT THE DRUG ACTUALLY PREVENTS BREAST CANCER-- IT MAY JUST BE DELAYING THE INEVITABLE.
TAMOXIFEN ALSO CAN CAUSE POTENTIALLY FATAL SIDE-EFFECTS... INCLUDING UTERINE CANCER AND BLOOD CLOTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR PEOPLE WITH HEPATITIS C.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL...
PATIENTS WHO TOOK A COMBINATION THERAPY CONSISTING OF THE DRUGS, INTERFERON AND RIBAVIRIN, SHOWED A MUCH GREATER IMPROVEMENT THAN THOSE WHO TOOK THE STANDARD TREATMENT OF INTERFERON ALONE.
ABOUT 170-MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE ARE INFECTED WITH THE HEPATITIS C VIRUS.
MOST OF THEM WILL GO ON TO DEVELOP CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO GROW NEW BRAIN CELLS.
SCIENTISTS HAD BELIEVED THAT ONCE AN ADULT LOST THOSE CELLS, THEY WERE GONE FOREVER.
BUT A STUDY RELEASED IN THE JOURNAL, NATURE MEDICINE, DISCOVERED NEW NERVE CELLS IN THE BRAINS OF PATIENTS IN THEIR 60'S AND 70'S.
THE NEW GROWTH WAS FOUND IN THE PART OF THE BRAIN THAT CONTROLS LEARNING AND MEMORY.
RESEARCHERS HOPE THESE FINDINGS WILL LEAD TO BETTER TREATMENTS OF BRAIN DISORDERS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Rex Smith/Driver of "Undertaker";]
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

((Archive:Monster Trucks)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Sounds of sirens replace sounds of laughter after a halloween party turns into a real-life horror.
Early this morning fire ripped through a Swedish dance club packed with teen-agers.
At least 60 are dead close to 200 more were injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Now a tropical storm, one-time hurricane Mitch is still causing problems for Central America.
Mitch is blamed in at least 36 deaths, and communication is out with many towns in Honduras.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And 77 year old John Glenn is bakc in space, 36 years after his first mission.
The shuttle crew is sleeping at this hour before beginning its first full day of work in space.
They will conduct a number of experiments and deploy a staellite.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday October 30th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[DISCO-FIRE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Arson is suspected in the deadliest blaze in Sweden's modern history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Goteborg, Sweden;]

[4:17:10]
At least 60 are dead after flames ripped through a dance club packed with teen-agers attending a Halloween party.
Another 180 were injured, many of them seriously.
Witnesses report hearing an explosion, and authorities say there are signs the fire was deliberately set.
Officials estimate about 400 people were inside the building when the fire broke out -- many of them between the ages of 13 and 18.
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[2-GLENN]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Glenn Mission]


John Glenn and the ``Discovery'' astronauts are catching a little shut eye before beginning their first full day in orbit.
The crew will be working on some 80 experiments, including ones that study aging.
Lee Cowan has more on yesterday's launch of an American legend.
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[SOT]

[ 04:03:23]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald McMonagle/NASA; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Kennedy Space Center]

((
WITH A DEAFENING ROAR AND A SHUDDER INSIDE - JOHN GLENN'S FELLOW ASTRONAUTS GAVE A RE-ASSURING PAT AS DISCOVERY GAVE A HERO ANOTHER RIDE OF HIS LIFE. ONCE IN ORBIT, HE COULDN'T WAIT TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT THE VIEW HE'S WANTED TO SEE AGAIN FOR SOME 36 YEARS -- AND NASA COULDN'T WAIT TO HEAR IT.

(NAT)
"Glad you're enjoying the show --- and I feel fine."


BEFORE THE NIGHT WAS OUT, GLENN HAD SPENT NEARLY TWICE AS MUCH TIME IN SPACE AS HE DID THE LAST TIME AROUND, AND THERE IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO.

(NAT APPLAUSE)


IF THERE WERE ANY JITTERY NERVES FROM DISCOVERY'S CREW, YOU COULDN'T TELL IT FROM THE SMILES ON THEIR FACES. AS THE CREW MADE THEIR WAY TO THE LAUNCH PAD, EVEN THE HEAVENS SEEMED TO BECKON WITH CLEAR BLUE SKIES.

(NAT)


A SHORT WHILE LATER, DISCOVERY BECAME A PART OF THEM...

(SUPER: VOICE OF SCOTT CARPENTER) "Godspeed John Glenn."


RIDING A TAIL OF FIRE INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS - AND JOHN GLENN INTO THE HEARTS OF BOTH YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE.

(SOT KID)

"go go!"
BUT AS PERFECT AS IT ALL SEEMED, NASA DISCOVERED SHORTLY AFTER THE LAUNCH THAT SOMETHING HAD GONE WRONG. JUST AS THE MAIN ENGINES HAD FIRED WITH A TREMENDOUS SHUDDER, A PANEL ON THE SHUTTLE FELL OFF, STRIKING ONE OF THE ENGINE NOZELS AS DISCOVERY PULLED AWAY FROM THE PAD.
DONALD MCMONAGLE/NASA: "If that panel did come off - what we know today."
WITHOUT ANY OTHER SERIOUS PROBLEMS, THE ASTRONAUTS ALL SEEMED IN GOOD SPIRITS - ESPECIALLY ONE, WHO CAN'T SEEM TO WIPE THE SMILE OFF HIS FACE.

"Let the record show --- move it yet."


Lee, CBS News, KSC. S/LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS.))

[S-Mason-Plea]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-74 3:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


There was a guilty plea yesterday from a Roanoke man who killed his girlfriend six months ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


David Lee Mason now admits killing Michelle Saunders April 15th.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 15;]


She was shot in the head outside her apartment at Lee-Hi Manor.
Mason was scheduled to go on trial next month, but he walked into a Roanoke courtroom yesterday and pled guilty to first degree murder.
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[Burning-Ban]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Burning Ban]


The burning bans that popped up in a few parts of our area have gone statewide.
As of today, open burning within 300 feet of forests, brush lands or fields containing dry grasses is illegal.
Governor Gilmore signed the proclamation yesterday.
The ban on campfires and smoking in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests also goes into effect today.
But the restrictions came too late for part of the Shenandoah National Park where a fire has burned more than a thousand acres.

[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
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((Archive:Monster Trucks))

[hurricane-hunter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The center of tropical storm Mitch has moved inland over Honduras and Nicaragua, adding to already severe flood damage.
Yesterday hurricane hunters journeyed into the heart of Mitch.
Bill Capo reports on what they found.
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[SOT]

[4:23:09]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Captain Arnold Michels/Hurricane Hunter; :37]
[SUPER=01-Bill Capo/Reporting; :48]
[SUPER=02-General Randy Webster/Hurricane Hunters Pilot; 1:41]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=the hurricane hunters.]

((
We flew 1000 miles to find Mitch, only to have him play hide and seek with the Hurricane Hunters. The huge C-130 aircraft crossed the Gulf of Mexico, threaded the Yucatan Channel, and plowed into the far western corner of the Caribbean, flying just off the coast of Honduras and Belize, searching for the center of the storm, but Mitch kept popping over land, where the hunters don't fly. The good news is that Mitch had become a mere shadow of the monster he was, and was barely a hurricane when we arrived, with maximum winds dying to just under 60 miles per hour, so Mitch was downgraded to a tropical storm.
(SOT: "In layman's terms, it's really weakened quite a bit. We

saw that was a record storm for October, it the deepest, lowest pressure there's ever been for an October hurricane.")
(STAND-UP: "Because this is the only aircraft that flies through the middle of a tropical system, a call for help will sometimes cause the Hurricane Hunters to put aside their main mission of storm tracking to go on a search for people whose lives are in danger, people who are trapped in the middle of the storm. We had two such calls on this flight, and flew so low the regulations required all crew members to wear these life preservers.")
First we tried to find a 280-foot schooner sailboat, lost at sea.
(SOT: "They had taken all the passengers off, and the crew members

were trying to outrun the storm, and I guess they got caught up in the storm there.")
We could hear an emergency beacon, but the storms were too close to the water for even this aircraft to get below them to find the boat. Then we circled Swan Island off Honduras looking at the surf crashing against the cliffs, and inspecting battered buildings on the island, looking for members of the Honduran Military who had been stranded there.
(SOT: "They had no communications, and they wanted us to fly by

and do some searching around there and see if everything was all right.")
As we headed North towards home, crewmembers who live along the Gulf Coast hoped the same thing you do, that we have seen the last of Mitch. Bill Capo for CBS News.)) [WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[mitch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honduras;]

[4:21:57]
Mitch is being blamed for at least 36 deaths.
And rescue crews are afraid they'll find more bodies as they venture into more isolated villages and towns.
Honduran officials say Mitch destroyed at least 15-thousand homes.
More than 72-thousand people are in shelters, and countless others are braving the storm on their own.
Meanwhile, the U-S Coast Guard is still searching for a yacht that was last heard from Tuesday.
The schooner, with 31 aboard, radioed that it was heading east to avoid the storm.
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[S-Photog-Glenn]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:49:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who gave the world the most memorable images of space travel never got to ride a rocket.
He watched yesterday's launch from a friend's home -- near Clifton Forge.
Tina Tenret has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Remember this shot]
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[SUPER=01-Richard Murphy/Retired NASA Photographer; :16]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Allegheny County]

(( Remember this shot?
And this one?
How bout this one?
They were all brought to you by Richard Murphy of Clifton Forge.
A former NASA photographer, he designed cameras still used in space launches today.
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((I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE SEEN THAT FAMOUS SHOT ... THAT'S THE CAMERAS.)) [RUNS:10]
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Murphy mounted the cameras that captured this hero's face.
He also created John Glenn's personal space camera.
He stripped down an Argus C-3 found in a drug store, then made it Glenn-proof, so to speak.
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((JOHN GLENN'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE OFF HIS GLOVES AND MESS AROUND WITH FILM ... 72 EXPOSURES.)) [RUNS:11]
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Murphy sifts through shots snapped with his cameras.
Edward White, the first American to walk in space, taken by a fellow astronaut.
The Gemini spacecraft at liftoff.
Murphy invented cameras that would not melt even under the engines.
Some take 18-thousand-pictures per second.
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((THE REASON FOR THAT WAS TO CHECK EXPLOSION COMPONENTS TO SEE WHERE THE PIECES WENT WHEN IT BLEW UP.)) [RUNS:07]
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So this pioneer watched Glenn's return to space, knowing that long after the thrill of the launch, the magic would be captured forever.
That's Richard Murphy's legacy.
Tina Tenret News7 Alleghany County.))
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Murphy had a personal invitation to yesterday's launch from John Glenn
He had to turn it down -- he's suffering from the flu.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In sports, the Spartans ruin William Byrd's undefeated season.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The cleanup cost for the old Singer furniture site in Roanoke stands at nearly 40-thousand dollars.
The Star City Lumber Company bought part of the plant in May, and then found 13 barrels of petroleum products buried on the property.
It's unknown if there are more barrels on the property or if they polluted nearby Tinker Creek.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The jury pool for Emmett Cressell, Junior's capital murder trial is up to 13.
The judge wants a pool of 24 potential jurors, which will then be whittled down to 12 jurors and two alternates.
Jury selection resumes this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And David Lee Mason says he killed his girlfriend in Roanoke on April 15-th.
His trial was not supposed to begin until next month, but he entered a guilty plea yesterday.
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Most haunted houses feature ghosts and goblins and other SUPERNATURAL beings...
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But the annual "Scare Mare" in Lynchburg is different.
It's a "House of Death" that brings home a more realistic message about mortality.
Because some scenes may be "too realistic", organizers recommend visitors be at LEAST 12 years old.
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((TROY TEMPLE/PROJECT DIRECTOR: FOR INSTANCE, WE MAY HAVE A CAR WRECK IN THE HOUSE. WE MAY DEPICT A TEEN SUICIDE, AND WE ALSO HAVE A ROOM, WHERE WE MAY ILLUSTRATE MAYBE THE AFTERMATH OF A HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING, SUCH AS WHAT HAPPENED IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS.))
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But the event also includes more traditional frights that make "Scare Mare" a fun place to visit.
If you're brave enough to take a peek inside,
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you can check it out in this week's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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