[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Danville boy is hospitalized with several stab wounds allegedly inflicted by his mother.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Virginia carries out its 12th exeuction of the year.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's a chilly morning, featuring wake-up temperatures in the 30s--
In fact, we're in for slightly cooler temperatures all day long, with lots of sunshine.
But we'll talk about the potential for rain by Friday, coming up in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Ferrum-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-77]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An overnight accident in Ferrum sent four college students to area hospitals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


It happened at the intersection of routes 6-0-2 and 40 when the student's car slid through the intersection and snapped a utility pole in half.
One of the students was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The other three were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount.
Their conditions are not being released.
State police say speed may have been a factor in the accident and charges are pending.
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[Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Danville mother is charged with stabbing her eight year old son.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


Police say it happened last night at the Cedarwood apartments on Ferry Road.
Eight-year old Justin Wilson was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands.
He underwent emergency surgery last night and is now in stable condition.
The boy's mother, 31-year old Pamela Wilson (oh-May-men?) Omeman, is charged with malicious wounding and is in police custody this morning.
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[E-Body-Found]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 32-year old Henry County woman was found dead yesterday morning in the Fairy Stone Section of Patrick County.
Police say Kathy Jones (Guy-zler) Guisler was more than likely murdered at the site. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but officials say her neck may have been slashed. An autopsy is scheduled today in Roanoke. No arrests have been made, but an investigation is underway.



[S-Beheading-Bill]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-66]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


The murder of a black man in Grayson County has one legislator pushing to make murder and beheading a capital offense.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Two men have been convicted of killing Garnett "G.P." Johnson, then burning and beheading his body.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :06]


Now Lynchburg senator Steve Newman wants to add dismemberment to the list of twelve other capital offenses.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:25:00]
[IN Q=We've had very]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WE'VE HAD VERY FEW APPEALS THAT WERE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN CAREFUL. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO GRUESOMELY BEHEADS SOMEONE, KILLS THEM, LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN GRAYSON COUNTY, IF ANYTHING DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY, THAT DOES.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=that does.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=hold]


The two men who killed Garnett Johnson COULD have received the death penalty.. instead both were given life sentences.
Two years ago, Newman helped craft a bill that made serial killing a death penalty crime in Virginia. [E-Wilson]
[anchor=kimberly]
[newscast=morn]
[writer=chr]
[tape=98-69 59:47]
[graphic=Va. Death Penalty]


Virginia has executed its 12-th death row inmate this year.
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[vo-nat]
Kenneth Wilson died by lethal injection last night for the 1993 rape and murder of a neighbor in Newport News.
He also slashed the necks of her 12-year-old daughter along with a teenaged friend. Both girls survived the attack.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


Governor Gilmore refused to intervene in the execution, saying there has never been any question as to Wilson's guilt.

[Tobacco-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Virginia's proposed acceptance of a national tobacco deal will be taken up in Lynchburg federal court tomorrow.
An attorney for the estate of a lung cancer victim filed a motion yesterday to prevent the state from joining the 206 Billion dollar settlement.
James Feinman says settlement would interfere with health claims brought by his client and other Virginians.
A spokesman for the attorney general's office says the settlement only deals with state claims, not individual claims, and should not affect Feinman's suit.
The issue will be taken up in a hearing in U-S District Court.


[LEWINSKY]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lewinsky]
[#######Anchor Tag########]


There's just one day to go before the House Judiciary Committee opens impeachment hearings.
Today Republicans may get President Clinton's answers to their 81 questions about his conduct.
Yesterday the nation heard from the woman at the center of the investigation via auto tapes.
Jonathan Freed reports.
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[SOT]

[4:00:53]
[IN Q=Chances are]
[SUPER=@File;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=JF Washington]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In other news from Washington, House Republicans pick their new leaders today.
Bob Livginston looks like a shoe in for House Speaker.
Dick Armey is facing strong challenges to hold onto the number two spot, majority leader.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Radford men open up the season with a blowout in the Dedmond Center.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Record]
[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=07-Veronica VanDeventer; :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :54]
[RUNS=2:44]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Roanoke Catholic))

[S-Burlington-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


An apparel company is laying off 60 people in what they call a "minor adjustment."
The layoffs are at Burlington Industry's plant in Hurt.
More than 12-hundred people work there.
Those getting laid off could get re-hired...if demand for the plant's products picks up again.

[E-Craig-Tower]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-73 16:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Craig County residents who oppose a cellular telephone tower overlooking New Castle say they'll take it to court if they have to.
The board of supervisors approved the tower last night.
It was the second attempt for the cell phone company, whose first site choice also hit stiff opposition from residents.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Ohio Cellular]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Creekmore/Phone Company Attorney; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jane Echols Johnston/Resident; :33]
[SUPER=04-February 1, 1996; :48]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Anderson/Resident; :55]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7]


(( For Ohio Cellular, plan B is Aps Knob... the actually tower site would be 700 feet below the surroundint mountain-tops... enough they say, to protect the scenic skyline.

[SOT 2:59:32-tape 1]
[IN Q=we;re below the]

((JAMES CREEKMORE/ATTORNEY FOR PHONE COMPANY; WE'RE BELOW THE 200 FOOT LEVEL, ADN WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE IN A FLIGHT PATTERN SO WE WON;T HAVE TO LIGHT THAT TOWER, SO AT NIGHT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW IT'S THERE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=know it's there]



Most of the audience opposed the tower... some see it as a foot in the door that would certainly lead to more uncontrolled electronic construction.
Others fear it will damage the beauty they've fought to preserve.

[SOT 00:39:25 tape 2]
[IN Q=why are we working]

((JANE ECHOLS/RESIDENT; WHY ARE WE WORKING HARD TO MAKE OUR TOWN BEAUTIFUL WHEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO RUIN IT IS LOOK UP THE MOUNTAIN AND SEE THIS 190 FOOT TOWER.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=190 foot tower]



But as some residents invoked images of the County's scenic beauty... others brought up this image... the 1996 fire that killed two small children.

[SOT 00:46:07 tape 2]
[IN Q=those children's ]

((DR. BILL ANDERSON/RESIDENT; THOSE CHILREN'S GRANDMOTHER SAW THAT FIRE FROM HER CAR, ONE OR TWO MINUTES MIGHT HAVE MEANT WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CHILDREN LIVED OR DIED.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=lived or died]



In the end the board voted unanimously to approve the permit... with one saying it's time for Craig County to finally enter the 20th century. Eric Earnhart, News 7))





[E-Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-61 1:55:19]
[GRAPHIC=Governor Gilmore]


A second big tax cut proposal in his first year at the helm.
This week's Time Magazine touts Governor Jim Gilmore as a candidate for chairmanship of the NATIONAL Republican party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, Gilmore and Republican lawmakers unveiled their version of a two-cent cut on the tax you pay at the grocery store.
Shawsville Democrat Madison Marye put the food tax cut on the radar screen last year.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 01:52:12]
[IN Q=I think]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I THINK LAST YEAR IT WAS PROPOSED SOME BY WELL MEANING INDIVIDUALS AND SOME BY THOSE WHO WANTED TO DERAIL THE CAR TAX. WE NOW SEE THAT WE CAN DO BOTH.))
[sot TAPE TWO 01:41:04]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ANYBODY CAN COME FORWARD AND JUST SAY THAT THEY WANT TO PUT FORWARD AN IDEA. BUT THE CHALLENGE OF STATESMANSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IS TO ACTUALLY PUT FORWARD A RESPONSIBLE IDEA THAT CAN BE PUT INTO PLACE.))
[sot T2 02:03:16]

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D-BATH CO.: BUT THE IDEAS ARE GOOD. I APPLAUD THE GOVERNOR FOR TAKING THESE ISSUES ON. THE DEVIL WILL BE IN THE DETAILS.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :08]
[SUPER=@Deeds; :23]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=in the details.]
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[VO-NAT]


Also in the budget proposal, more money for local law enforcement, and a plan to ensure all lottery profits go to education.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the federal government hopes to make new guidelines for the makers of dietary supplements.

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=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]



(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll start talking about "The Spice" web page, take vid then)
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[VONAT] [RUNS :20]
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(wipe to web watch board)
[ESS#4561]




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

[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]


A little Danville boy is recovering from surgery this morning for mutiple stab wounds.
Police have a suspect in the attack, the boys 31 year old mother.
Pamela Wilson (OH-MAY-MEN) Omeman is behind bars this morning facing malicious wounding charges.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A drug sting in Halifax County has taken some two dozen drug dealers off the streets.
The two year investigation is dubbed Operation Snake Eyes.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Tens of thousands of people across Asia enjoyed the red and white flares from the meteors that lit up the night sky.


There had been fears that the meteor shower would damage some of the world's satellites as well as the Russian space station ``Mir.''
But those worries did not materialize.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-76]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Danville mother is charged with stabbing her eight year old son.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


Police say it happened last night at the Cedarwood apartments on Ferry Road.
Eight-year old Justin Wilson was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands.
He underwent emergency surgery last night and is now in stable condition.
The boy's mother, 31-year old Pamela Wilson (oh-May-men?) Omeman, is charged with malicious wounding and is in police custody this morning.
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[E-Henry-PSA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:43:39]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


For the first time ever, the Environmental Protection Agency has filed CRIMINAL charges against a municipal agency in Virginia that's supposed to treat waste water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The HENRY County Public Service Authority is prepared to admit dumping illegal levels of waste water into the Smith River.
The P-S-A will plead guilty along with two former managers.
It'll cost the P-S-A a total of one million dollars.
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[SOT 15:48:10]
[IN Q=But of the]

((BUT OF THE $1 MILLION, 1/10TH IS A FINE. 9/1OTHS IS GOING TO PROJECTS DESIGNED TO GO BACK TO THE HENRY COUNTY AREA TO BENEFIT THE CITIZENS OF HENRY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Harrell/EPA Attorney]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Henry County.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


P-S-A Manager Sid Clower said the Authority's debt will be refinanced at a lower interest rate.
So the county can pay the fine and full-fill the terms of the plea agreement without raising sewer and water rates to county residents.
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[E-Floyd-Daycare]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There are no easy answers for parents in Floyd County, who have been without a major day care center all school year.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


The Copper Hill Day Care center has been closed since September.
That's when routine tests from the Health Department turned up traces of dangerous coliform bacteria.
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[SOT tape 34:02 tc]
[IN Q=once we]

((HEROLD: ONCE WE DETERMINED THEIR FIRST WELL WAS CONTAMINATED, THEY IMMEDIATELY CLOSED DOWN. THAT WAS OUR SUGGESTION, THEY VOLUNTARILY DID IT FOR THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Herold/Va. Office of Water Programs;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=water programs]
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[VO-NAT]


The people who run the day care center don't know if it's worth paying tens of thousands of dollars for a filtering system that could keep the place open.
They might sell it.
Meanwhile, a number of parents in the area are acting as baby sitters...
Filling the void until Copper Hill reopens.
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[EBomb-Threats]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-68]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Classes were cancelled at TWO high schools in Giles County yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


Students at Giles High School just outside Pearisburg were sent home this after someone phoned in a bomb threat.
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]


A couple of hours later students at neighboring Narrows High school were also sent home because of a bomb threat.
So far, no one's been arrested.
But sheriff's investigators do have suspects.
(/////SOT/////)

[5:44:34]
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a ]

((BOB MCCRACKEN/GILES CO. SUPERINTENDENT: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS OFFENSE, IT'S A FELONY WHICH CARRIES UP TO A TEN YEAR PERIOD OF INCARCERATION, 25- HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE AND IN ADDITION TO THAT THE ACT CARRIES ALONG WITH THAT THE COST OF ALL THE ACTIVITIES TODAY AND YESTERDAY THAT INVOLVES SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS, LOSS OF MEALS IN THE KITCHEN CAFETERIA AND THE COURTS WILL INSIST THAT THAT REPAYMENT BE MADE BY THE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob McCracken/Giles Co. Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=individual responsible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students at Giles County high school were also sent home yesterday-- as well as last Wednesday.
Giles County school officials are offering a 250-dollar reward for information leading to those responsible.
(----------------)


[E-aCCIDENT]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=98-80 34:38]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A three car accident on 5-81 sent three people to the hospital and backed up traffic for several miles last night.

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


It happened around seven near the 10th Street bridge.
State police say traffic had come to a stand still when the driver of one car rammed the vehicle in front of it, pushing it into another car.
None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
State police say traffic was heavier than usual because of the Shania Twain concert.
No word yet on whether charges will be filed.
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[E-Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Roanoke police officers who pepper sprayed a man will return to duty today.
Officers M-L Pendleton and R-A Johnson arrested Derek Poindexter for possession of crack cocaine last month.
They say they thought Poindexter was chewing more crack, so they pepper sprayed him.
Poindexter later died.

[Halifax-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-71]
[GRAPHIC=Cocaine Drug Bust]


Halifax County authorities have made five more arrests in a drug investigation dubbed "Operation Snake Eyes."
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Last Friday;]


Last Friday, the drug task force picked up nearly two dozen suspects on various drug and weapons charges.
Agents continued rounding up accused drug dealers and users over the weekend.
These arrests come after a two-year investigation with a focus on open-air drug markets.
More arrests are expected.
(----------------)




[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


Two weeks after their work was suspended, U-N weapons inspectors are back on the job in Iraq.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[4:04:55]
This morning, several weapons inspection teams left their headquarters in Baghdad to monitor suspected arms sites. It's likely that at first, the inspectors will limit their visits to sites where they have already installed cameras and sensors for long-term monitoring.
The real challenge will come later, when they begin surprise checks on sites where they suspect Iraq has been hiding materials for weapons of mass destruction.
(----------------)


[METEOR-SHOWER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORNING]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The most spectacular meteor shower in 33 years rained stars over Asia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:10:07]
At its peak, more than 2 thousand meteors per hour lit up the night sky.
The fireworks come from debris in the tail of the Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
The debris is believed to be made up of pebble-size bits of minerals and organic dust, similiar to the volcanic material olivine and carbon sand found on earth.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DR. DALE CRUIKSHANK/NASA AMES SCIENTIST AND IT'S AMAZING TO THINK THAT A PARTICLE AS SMALL AS THIS, JUST AS SMALL AS A GRAIN OF SAND, CAN STREAK ACROSS THE SKY AND MAKE A TRAIL THAT IS SO BRIGHT THAT IT WILL ACTUALLY CAST A SHADOW IF YOU'RE SEEING IT FROM A DARK PLACE." ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dale Cruikshank/NASA Ames Scientist;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=from a dark place.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


One theory is that meteors from comets delivered the organic compounds that formed the basis of life on earth.
But the high-speed meteors can also punch a hole in satellites, or disable them with an electrical charge. Controllers have re-oriented many satellites to make them less of a target.
(----------------)


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=07-Veronica VanDeventer; :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :54]



[RUNS=2:54]
[OUT Q=Great way to market it]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Roanoke Catholic))

[E-Hunting-Lesson]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-74]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Officials say charges are pending against a Franklin County man who accidentally shot and killed his brother on the first day of hunting season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

17-year old Raymond Hall walked into a clearing just before he was shot. Officials say the high school senior could be alive today, if basic hunting guidelines had been followed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=11:20:51]
[IN Q=MOST OF THE]

((LT. KARL MARTIN/GAME WARDEN; MOST OF THE HUNTERS THAT HAVE COMPLETED HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE NOT INVOLVED IN HUNTING ACCIDENTS. IN FACT, ONLY ONE-TENTH OF ONE PERCENT OF THE HUNTERS IN THE COUNTRY ARE EVER INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. SO THERE ARE FAR MORE GUN ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR IN THE HOME THAN THERE ARE THAT OCCUR IN THE FIELD BY EXPERIENCED HUNTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Karl Martin/Game Warden;]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=EXPERIENCED HUNTERS.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Prosecutors will announce at the end of the week whether they will charge Verlon Hall, the victim's older brother, in the shooting.

[S-Special-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Special Elections]


Democrats and Republicans have now picked their candidates, for the special election to replace State Senator Jack Reasor.
Democrats picked Phillip Puckett, and Republicans went with Roger Rife. The voters decide who goes to Richmond on December 15th.

[E-shania]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-72 22:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands of Shania Twain fans headed to the Roanoke Civic Center last night
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:30:45]
[IN Q=Cheering]

((CHEERING.... ALRIGHT WELL, IF YOU GUYS KNOW THIS SONG, SING ALONG... MUSIC NAT SOUND.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=nat sound.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Twain's hits have made it not only on the country charts but the pop charts-
She's known for the songs The Woman in Me, Whose bed have your boots been under and You're still the one.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:27:38]
[IN Q=Still the one.]

((STILL THE ONE....... GOODNIGHT.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=KISS GOODNIGHT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Canadian born singer performed to a sold out crowd- [dissolve out]
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[1Series-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-75]
[GRAPHIC=Standards f Learning]


The standards of learning and the tests that are making headlines will mean more preparation and more pressure for students.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE #2 11:21:15]
[IN Q=The teachers have]

((ERIN FERLAND: THE TEACHERS HAVE PREPARED US LIKE LAST YEAR FOR THE 8TH GRADE STANDARDS OF LEARNING AND THEY'VE BEEN EMPHASIZING ON HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO US, FOR OUR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Erin Ferland/Eighth Grader;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for our future.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Eighth graders we interviewed at Breckenridge Middle School say they're up to the challenge, but they also worry about friends who are anxious about the new tests they will face next Spring.
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((ASHLEY EASLEY: I KNOW MY INFORMATION, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE THEY GET NERVOUS AND THEY CAN'T TAKE THEIR TEST. AND THEY DON'T FEEL WELL AND THEN IT'S EVEN HARDER FOR THEM TO TAKE THEIR TEST BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID THEY MAY NOT PASS IT.))
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We'll consider that issue in more detail tonight, as Joe Dashiell continues Grade Expectations, our series on the Standards of Learning.
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In sports, G-W Danville loses a heartbreaker to the nation's second-ranked high school hoops team.
Mike Stevens has more.
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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31 year old Pamela Wilson (oh-MAY-man) Omeman of Danville is charged with stabbing her son.
Police say eight year old Justin Wilson was stabbed several times in the chest arms and hands.
Justin underwent emergency surgery last night and is in stable condition. Wilson has been charged with malicious wounding.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Halifax County authorities have made Five more arrests in a drug investigation dubbed Operation Snake eyes.
Last Friday, the Task Force picked up nearly two dozen suspects on various drug and weapons charges.
Agents continued to make arrests over the weekend. More arrests are expected.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

The Enviornmental Protection Agency Has filed criminal charges against The Henry County Public Service Authority, a municipal agency that is supposed to treat waste water.
The P-S-A will plead guilty AND is prepared to admit dumping illegal levels of waste water into the Smith River.
It will cost the P-S-A one million dollars.

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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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