[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The State Department is offering a record five million-dollar reward for the capture of the suspected terrorist charged with masterminding last summer's embassy bombings in Africa.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Grayson County jury could begin deciding the fate of accused capital killer Emmitt Cressell Junior today.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Mitch is now a tropical storm, bearing down on South Florida.
Closer to home, cold November weather continues.
Today's highs are only expected to reach 50.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-75 46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


The jury deciding the fate of Emmett Cressell Junior may get the case this afternoon.
Cressell's attorneys rested their case late yesterday afternoon.
Christy Harden was their main witness -- testifying she believes Cressell is innocent.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, Cressell's attorneys are NOT ready to say why they did NOT put their client on the stand.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00 (QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :05]
[SUPER=01-Clay Johnson/Family Member; :49]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :57]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=TH, N7]




[E-West]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:56:30]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis West]


For the first time in nearly ten years, Dennis West spent the night in a room without bars on the windows.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 46-year old convict was paroled from prison yesterday morning... but not before he was fitted with an ankle bracelet that will alert his parole officer if he leaves the house without permission.
West served about half of a 20-year sentence for killing his wife in 1988.
West will be on intensive supervision for the next two years... that's four times longer and requires him to meet with his parole officer four times more OFTEN than the average parolee.
(------------)


[E-Heroin-Ring]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-66 1:05:00]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A man characterized by prosecutors as a "known heroin dealer" got a break from a judge in federal court yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Jordan Arrington suffered a stroke two summers ago, has high blood pressure and is a diabetic. Judge James Turk said that Arrington's failing health is behind the 16-month prison sentence he received today for his role in a drug ring. Arrington was among three people sentenced yesterday. Jordan Arrington, Kenneth Lanier and Gail Arrington were all convicted for conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute. Lanier and Gail Arrington were each sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
(------------)


[Africa-Bomb]


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


There's now a federal indictment against fugitive Saudi millionaire Osama Bin Laden (oh-SAH'-muh bihn LAH'-din) and a top aide.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Both are suspects in the U-S embassy bombings in Africa last August.
The government is offering a five million dollar reward for information leading to their arrest and conviction.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:20:57-4:21:21]
[IN Q=The indictment charges Osama Bin Laden...]
[SUPER=01-Mary Jo White/U. S. Attorney;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=kenya and Tanzania.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


If found guilty... both could face the death penalty.
(----------------)


[Slepian-murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


New leads in the October murder of a New York abortion doctor.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY;]


Yesterday the F-B-I announced it had issued a material witness warrant for a 44 year old Vermont man.
Officials say James Charles Kopp is not a suspect but is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Doctor Barnett Slepain October 23rd.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:14:54-4:15:09]
[IN Q=Mr. Kopp is being sought]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Tolbert/F. B. I.;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=DR. Slepian's homocide. ]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Slepian was gunned down while at home with his wife and four sons.
Police believe his murder is connected to a series of four other shootings of abortion doctors in Canada and the United States.
(----------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Radford Highlanders tip off basketball season with a celebration.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=when we return.]



[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-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Richardson/Museum Historian;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Transportation Museum))

[E-Martinsville-Business]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-70 47:47]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Some good economic news for a change in the Henry County area.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


A New Jersey based telemarketing firm is opening a call center in Martinsville.
Civic Development Group is one of the ten largest telemarketing companies in the world.
Applications for the 150-positions are being accepted now, and the company hopes to be in operation in about a week.

Civic Development Group was heavily recruited to come to Martinsville to help offset layoffs at other area companies.
(----------------)





[E-Riverview-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-61 1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=Business NEws]


Danville hopes to continue the growth of its industrial park.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Riverview Industrial Park is filled to capacity with the five businesses there now.
So the park is expanding to allow other businesses to move in.
A groundbreaking ceremony today marked the beginning of the expansion.
The plan is to make an additional 190-acres accessible for business development.
Two unnamed companies have expressed interest in moving into the industrial park.
And Danville plans to build a new welcome center here too.
(----------------)






[E-Winn-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-77 :14]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Some hot dogs and lunch meat sold at Winn-Dixie stores in Virginia and 13 other states is being recalled.
(-----------)

[vo-nat]
The chain says the meats could be contaminated with bacteria.
The recall now covers a million and half pounds of hot dogs and more than 190-thousand pounds of lunch meat. [take pinnacle board]
The recall involves meats sold under the W-D Brand label.
U-S-D-A inspectors found two samples of luncheon meats that tested positive for the bacteria (Listeria mono-cyto-genes).
The products can be returned to local stores for a refund.
(-------------------------)



[beef-RECALL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Virginia is also among 33 states involved in another meat recall.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dakota City, NE;]

[4:26:05]
A Nebraska Company issued the recall after it was determined more than half a million pounds of its beef contained the E. Coli bacteria.
I-B-P Incorporated says a sample of its beef produced on October 22nd was possibly tainted.
The recall affects the ground beef sold in vacuum-packaged tubes and doesn't recall any prepackaged frozen or fresh beef patties.
So far no illnesses have been reported.
(----------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, arsenic could kill certain types of cancers, like leukemia.
Sissy Biggers has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sissy Biggers/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
ARSENIC IS OFTEN THE POISON OF CHOICE FOR AUTHORS OF GREAT MURDER MYSTERIES...
BUT THIS POTENT WEAPON COULD BE A GOOD THING WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS.
VT=VO

((vo))
A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE GAVE LOW DOSES OF ARSENIC TO A DOZEN PATIENTS WITH A RARE FORM OF LEUKEMIA.
DOCTORS SAY ELEVEN OF THEM WENT INTO COMPLETE REMISSION.
THE TREATMENT APPARENTLY WORKS BY STOPPING CANCER CELLS FROM REPRODUCING... AND THEN CAUSING THEM TO SELF-DESTRUCT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A DRUG USED TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL COULD ALSO LOWER A HEART PATIENT'S CHANCES OF DYING -- EVEN IF THAT PERSON DOESN'T HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL.
A RECENT STUDY INVOLVING MORE THAN 9-THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS WITH HEART DISEASE... FOUND THAT THE DRUG, PRAVACHOL, CUT THE DEATH RATE BY 24-PERCENT.
THIS BACKS PREVIOUS STUDIES WHICH SHOW CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING THERAPIES CAN HELP HEART PATIENTS LIVE LONGER.//
VT=VO

((vo))
STORE SHOPPERS WEARING PACEMAKERS ARE GETTING A RATHER JOLTING EXPERIENCE--
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE...
ANTI-THEFT DEVICES--LIKE ELECTRIONIC STORE GATES--CREATE MAGNETIC FIELDS THAT CAN MAKE IMPLANTED PACEMAKERS AND DEFIBRILLATORS GO HAYWIRE.
RESEARCHERS ARE ADVISING PATIENTS NOT TO STAND TOO CLOSE TO THESE SECURITY SYSTEMS.. AND TO WALK THROUGH STORE GATES QUICKLY.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M SISSY BIGGERS, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Richardson/Museum Historian;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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

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


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


A revived tropical storm Mitch is moving across the Gulf of Mexico, headed for south Florida.
It's already hitting the region with rain, powerful winds and even tornadoes.
Meantime, the death toll from Mitch in Central America has climbed to nine thousand.
Half a million have been left homelss.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Virginia is among a number of states involved in two separate meat recalls.
One involves Winn Dixie and hot dogs that tested positive for the bacteria Listeria Mono- cyto-genes.
The other involves the I-B-F Company that is recalling half a million pounds of beef that may be tainted with the dangerous E. Coli bacteria.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And this chopper is transporting the 8 ton piece of wood that will be used to build four new bridges at the Cascades Recreation area.
The old ones were washed away by flood waters three years ago.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thrusday. November Fifth.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[MITCH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After leaving a trail of death and destruction in Central America -- Mitch is causing headaches for parts of Florida.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Key Largo, FL;]

[4:06:55]
It's now a tropical storm again and is racing across the Gulf of Mexico, buffeting south Florida with rain, heavy wind gusts... even tornadoes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:09:17-29]
[IN Q=well well lost part of our...]
[SUPER=01-Joanne Hook/Tornado Victim;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=we lost every awning.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Florida Keys and parts of southern Florida.
Warnings are also in effect for part of Cuba and the northwest Bahamas.
[SUPER=03-Tegucigalpa, Honduras;]

[4:05:48]
Meanwhile, Officials in Honduras and Nicaragua are appealing for aid in the wake of Mitch.
Flooding has destroyed roads and turned cities into islands... keeping food and medical supplies from reaching thousands of victims.
(----------------)



[E-Motor-Voter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-65 44:16]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


The motor-voter law has been breaking down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Many people who register to vote at the D-M-V are leaving their applications unsigned or with incomplete addresses.


Registrars turned away 90 Roanoke Valley residents at the polls Tuesday.
Their applications were never processed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:28:31]
[IN Q=The only thing]

((THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO GO BY IS THE HARD COPY THAT GETS TO OUR OFFICE AND IF WE DON'T HAVE A RECORD OF ANYWHERE THEY WENT TO D-M-V THERE'S NO WAY I CAN LET THEM VOTE ON ELECTION DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Diane St. John/Roanoke Co. Registrar;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=on election day]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=none]


Registrars say you should receive a confirmation card about a month after applying at the D-M-V.
Otherwise, they say, call the registrar.


[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-73 TC10:51]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party]
Virginia's Reform party is hoping for a boost from Jesse Ventura's victory in Minnesota.


Eric Earnhart reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=People were watching]
[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN; :01]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Ventura/Minnesota Governor-Elect; :09]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/October 9, 1997; :26]
[SUPER=01-Bill Huff/Virginia Reform Party; :32]
[SUPER=@Eric2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

((People were watching Ventura, as the Governor elect visited his new office and talked to reporters... lots of reporters...

[SOT 15:01:34]
[IN Q=]
((JESSE VENTURA/MINNESOTA GOVERNOR ELECT; I THINK THE MESSAGE IS IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS, THIS IS STILL THE UNITE

D STATES OF AMERICA WHERE DREAMS CAN COME TRUE)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=can come true]



Virginia Reform Party vice chairman Bill Huff was watching too...
He likes Ventura's style, and he likes the fact that he began to win after he was included in debates with other candidates... something Virginia's reform party gubernatorial candidate, Susan Harris Debauche, was denied last year.


[SOT 00:16:27]
[IN Q=and from that]

((BILL HUFF/REFORM PARTY VICE CHAIRMAN; AND FROM THAT POINT ON, WHEN HE WAS INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES, HIS MESSAGE BEGAN TO GET OUT TO PEOPLE AND MORE AND MORE PEOPLE STARTED CALLING IN, VOLUNTEERING TIME AND HELP AND HIS POLL NUMBERS JUST WENT STRAIGHT UP FROM THERE. )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=from there]



Right now Virginia's reform party is still fighting for recognition, both on the ballot and in future debates... but that fight has been in the courts, low budget and low key... not the kind of fight that brings a lot of attention.
Governor-elect Ventura, knows how to generate attention.

[SOT 00;21:21]
[IN Q=I'm just really ]

((BILL HUFF/REFORM PARTY VICE CHAIRMAN; I'M JUST REALLY GLAD THAT HE HAD THE COURAGE TO PUT HIS NAME ON THE LINE FOR OU
R PARTY BECAUSE I THINK ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY IN MINNESOTA, BUT ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY IT'S GOING TO BE A

GREAT BENIFIT TO HELPING US BUILD OUR PARTY AND GET OUR MESSAGE OUT. )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=our message out]))



It's worked so far, Huff's phone rang all day, and the Virginia Reform Party website logged a thousand hits.

Eric Earnhart, News 7[E-Henry-Meals]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-58 1:45:17]
[GRAPHIC=Meals Tax]


Henry County voters approved a meals tax Tuesday.
But that doesn't mean everyone's happy about it.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The new tax takes effect January first and adds an additional four-percent to the cost of all prepared meals.
The one million dollars the tax will generate each year will offset the revenues the county has lost with the closing of the DuPont plant.
Some restaurants are worried they may have to lower menu prices if the meals tax keeps customers away.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:32:55-:02]
[IN Q=We're hoping it won't]

((VENESSA BOARDWINE/MACKIE'S RESTAURANT: WE'RE HOPING IT WON'T BUT WE'LL TRY TO WORK AROUND IT EVEN IF WE'VE GOT TO DROP SOME ON OURSELVES WE'LL TRY TO WORK WITH THEM.))
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:37:06-:11]

((ALVIN RICHARESON/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: I REALLY DON'T LIKE IT BUT YOU KNOW IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO DO I GUESS YOU KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Venessa Boardwine/Mackie's Restaurant;]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Richareson/Henry Co. Resident; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I guess, you know.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Voters favored the meals tax by 64-percent.
If the tax would have failed at the polls, Henry County would have had to either raise real estate taxes or cut public services.
(----------------)





[E-Pearisburg-Liquor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:26:53]
[GRAPHIC=Liquor Vote]


A Pearisburg referendum allowing restaurants to sell mixed drinks has left some voters with an election-day hangover.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


By the narrowest of margins -- eight votes -- Pearisburg approved the measure.
At one Pearisburg restaurant, townsfolk had mixed feelings about the vote.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:42 tc (RUNS 05), 4:58 (RUNS 08)]
[IN Q=as long as]

((CARRIE TROUT: AS LONG AS THEY DON'T DRINK TOO MUCH IT ISN'T TOO BAD.////// 4:58 TC DAN LEVEL: THOSE THAT INTEND TO GET DRUNK WON'T PAY FIVE DOLLARS FOR A DRINK. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO HAVE ANY BEARING ON IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Trout/Opposes Referendum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Level/Supports Referendum; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=BEARING ON IT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Town officials don't know if the referendum vote will be recounted.
(------------)


[Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


An 18 year tradition at the Virginia Military Institute may become a piece of history.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat cheering]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/March 16]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=nat cheering]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The muddy mess known as "Breakout" may be dropped for a new ceremony.
Breakout marks the end of the freshman class's six months of intensive training.
But instead of climbing the muddy hill, cadets would march from Lexington to New Market in Shenandoah County-- a march made by V-M-I cadets during the Civil War.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Ten cadets were killed in the May 1864 battle at New Market.
The change was suggested by senior class leaders who wanted something new and meaningful for breakout.
It still must be approved by the rest of the senior class and school officials. [Birthdays]
[SS=none]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[in-Q=Thu]
[RUNS=1:22]
[out=back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Richardson/Museum Historian;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Transportation Museum))

[2-E-Winn-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-77 :14]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Some hot dogs and lunch meat sold at Winn-Dixie stores in Virginia and 13 other states is being recalled.
(-----------)

[vo-nat]
The chain says the meats could be contaminated with bacteria.
The recall now covers a million and half pounds of hot dogs and more than 190-thousand pounds of lunch meat. [take pinnacle board]
The recall involves meats sold under the W-D Brand label.
U-S-D-A inspectors found two samples of luncheon meats that tested positive for the bacteria (Listeria mono-cyto-genes).
The products can be returned to local stores for a refund.
(-------------------------)



[2-beef-RECALL]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Another meat recall involves 33 states, including Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dakota City, NE;]

[4:26:05]
A Nebraska Company issued the recall after it was determined more than half a million pounds of its beef contained the E. Coli bacteria.
I-B-P Incorporated says a sample of its beef produced October 22nd was found to possibly tainted.
The recall affects the ground beef sold in vacuum-packaged tubes and doesn't recall any prepackaged frozen or fresh beef patties.
So far no illnesses have been reported.
(----------------)


[E-Center-Square]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-64 53:32]
[GRAPHIC=Center in the Square]


The former Shenandoah Hotel in downtown Roanoke will have guests once again--
But the GUESTS will be touring actors and drama students.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Center in the Square, along with Mill Mountain Theatre, the city of Roanoke, and the state have joined together to purchase and renovate the old hotel.
The three-and half million dollar project is expected to be done by September of the year two-thousand.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:31:41]
[IN Q=An eyesore]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: AN EYESORE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, THE SHENANDOAH HOTEL WILL INDEED BE THE "SHINIEST ROCK OF THEM ALL".))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=of them all]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bowers was referring to the current children's production now running on the Mill Mountain stage.
The top two floors of the old hotel will be transformed into rehearsal halls, classrooms, and residence for visiting artists.
Space on the ground floor of the hotel will be available for lease.
One possible future tenant-- W-V-T-F, Virginia Tech's public radio station.
(------------)



[E-Cascades-Trail]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-60]
[GRAPHIC=None]


How do you move an eight thousand-pound piece of wood over a mountain?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q= NAT HELICOPTER]

((NATSOUND OF HELICOPTER))
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]
[RUNS=:03]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It takes a chopper.
This one is hauling the bundles that will build four new bridges at the Cascades Recreation Area.
The old ones were washed away in a flood three years ago.
Since then, the Cascade's lower trail has been closed to visitors.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:16 tc "Cascades" tape]
[IN Q=the lower part]

((BILL COMPTON/US FOREST SERVICE: THE LOWER PART OF THE TRAIL...GONNA BE A GREAT FACILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Compton/U. S. Forest Service;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=GREAT FACILITY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Replacing the bridges will cost 250-thousand dollars.
The project should be finished by the summer.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


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


In sports, he's the best baseball player of 19-98.
Roy Stanley tells us why.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The defense has rested in the murder trial of Emmett Cressell Junior.
Cressell did not take the stand, although earlier in the trial, his lawyers said he would.
They would not explain why he did not testify.
The case is expected to go to the jury later today.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Dennis West is a free man.
He was paroled yesterday morning after serving about half of a 20-year sentence for killing his wife.
He'll be under intense supervision for the next two years-- that's four times longer than the average parolee.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a muddy breakout may be a thing of the past at V-M-I.
Senior class leaders instead want to have freshmen cadets march more than sixty miles from Lexington to New Market in Shenandoah County.
V-M-I cadets made the same march in the spring of 1864 to fight in the Battle of New Market.
Ten cadets were killed.
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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]