[Kosovo]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
For the first time since NATO planes began bombing Serb targets there are reports this morning that food is being rationed in Yugoslavia.
Meantime, the Pentagon says a call up reservists is likely.
Bobbi Harely has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Harley Full/NEWSPATH]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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(Rollcue: )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[super=03-Tropoje, Albania;]
[SUPER=01-Visar Rekakla/Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Zivadin Jovanovic/Yugoslav Foreign Minister;]
[super=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Massachusetts;]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=back to you.]




[Live=Harley Full/NEWSPATH]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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((

MORE U-S WARPLANES ARE EXPECTED TO HEAD TO THE BALKANS..
AMID CONCERNS THAT SERBIAN AGGRESSION IS NOW SPILLING OVER INTO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.
OFFICIALS SAY SERBIAN SOLDIERS CROSSED THE BORDER INTO NORTHERN ALBANIA TUESDAY-- WHERE THEY SEIZED A NEARBY TOWN AND BURNED HOMES.
THE SERBS APPARENTLY BACKED DOWN AFTER A BRIEF SKIRMISH WITH ALBANIAN TROOPS:

((SOT: VISAR REKA/KLA SPOKESMAN))

"What they intend to is to involve to provoke Albania into the conflict and create a new problem a bigger problem."
((TRACK))

BUT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS'S DAN RATHER, THE YUGOSLAV FOREIGN MINISTER DENIES THE ATTACK EVER HAPPENED:

((SOT: ZIVADIN JOVANOVIC/YUGOSLAV FOREIGN MINISTER))

"It is not true. This is a kind of fabrication to present Yugoslavia as a not a constructive country."
((TRACK))

IF THE REPORTS ARE TRUE, IT COULD BE SEEN AS YET ANOTHER REASON FOR SENDING IN GROUND TROOPS.
SO FAR, PRESIDENT CLINTON IS STICKING TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN--
BUT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SAY HE MAY BE OPEN TO GROUND FORCES IN THE FUTURE:

((SOT: SEN. JOHN KERRY/(D) MASSACHUSETTS))

"He (Clinton) does not personally believe at this time that they (ground troops) will be necessary to achieve the goal. But I also heard him say that he believes nothing is essentially is off the table."
((TRACK))
MEANWHILE, NATO LOOKS TO STRENGTHEN ITS AIR POWER.
THE PENTAGON IS CONSIDERING A REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL 300-U.S. PLANES--
A MOVE THAT COULD REQUIRE MILITARY RESERVES.
THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO ASK CONGRESS FOR UP TO 4-BILLION DOLLARS IN EMERGENCY FUNDING.

Germany has come up with a peace plan for Kosovo.))[11-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:19:13]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]


A National Transportation Safety Board investigator will continue investigating the crash site today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Brian (ray-ner) Rayner said yesterday the twin engine plane had ample fuel on board when it crashed near Shawsville, killing the pilot and all three passengers.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday;]


Rayner says he also determined the plane had NOT lost any of its parts before crashing into the mountain.
The search for clues is expected to continue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We want]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB Investigator]

((BRIAN RAYNER/NTSB INVESTIGATOR:WE WANT TO REMOVE THE ENGINES FROM THE SITE AND TO A SITE WHERE WE CAN DO A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, EACH ENGINE, AND THE DETERMINE WHETHER WE CAN COMPLETE THE ENGINE EXAMINATION HERE OR IF WE NEED TO MOVE THE ENGINES AGAIN O A MORE SPECIALIZED SITE.))
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=specialized site.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rayner is NOT responsible for determining the cause of the crash.
His job is to gather evidence which is then forwarded to a five member N-T-S-B board, which determines the probable cause.
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[11-Moorman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-82 2:02:10]
[GRAPHIC=Warren Moorman]


Relatives of one plane crash victim remember jumping trains with him.
Warren Moorman of Hardy was known for his sense of adventure, but also for his rock-solid devotion to the community.
Tina Tenret has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Warren Moorman's children]
[SUPER=01-David Moorman/Victim's Son; :05]
[SUPER=01-Walter Feathers/Rescue Squad; :34]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :22]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County]

(( Warren Moorman's children gather to tell stories about their father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:21:37]
[IN Q=Unlike today]

((UNLIKE TODAY SO MANY TIMES, IF HE GAVE YOU HIS WORD ON SOMETHING THEN YOU'D BE ABLE TO COUNT ON IT. HE HAD A LOT OF BUSINESS DEALINGS IN HIS LIFE AND I DON'T THINK HE EVER USED A WRITTEN CONTRACT HARDLY AT ALL.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=hardly at all]


But people here knew Moorman as a church leader and local letter carrier for more than four decades.
He helped start the rescue squad and built his family's home.
And they say it's thanks to him that Hardy Road is being straightened.
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[SOT 13:48:33]
[IN Q=When we made]

((WHEN WE MADE APPLE BUTTER FOR OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER HE HELPED US WITH THAT PEELING APPLES, AND HIS WIFE ALSO.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=HIS WIFE ALSO]


Moorman would have celebrated fifty years with his wife this Friday.
His children say with three experienced fliers aboard, they don't think this accident could have been avoided, and they trust their father did not suffer.
Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County )) [Dissolve Out]








[11-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:40:18]
[GRAPHIC=Allen Senate 2000]


If all goes as expected, it will be the first time two Virginia governors have gone head to head for higher office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Yesterday, Republican George Allen put years of speculation to rest, and announced his intention to defeat Chuck Robb for the U-S Senate in the year 2000.
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[SOT 10:47:26]
[IN Q=I think]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK WHAT ...FIGHT FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-George Allen/(R) Former Governor]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for them.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;]


A spokesman for Senator Robb says the the Senator is focused on the situation in Kosovo.
He chides Allen for making a political announcement during a time of international crisis.
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[11-Meat-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Thorn Apple Valley]


Thorn Apple Valley is recalling some of its meat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forrest City, AR;]


The government says millions of pounds of meat and poultry from the processor have been declared unfit for human consumption.
Less than three months ago, the company had to recall 30-million pounds of hot dogs and lunch meat because of possible contamination with the listeria bacteria.
(+++++++++++++++++)

[Take pinnacle board]
Federal officials have decided problems at the Arkansas plant are worse than they thought.
Check your refrigerator for any Thorn Apple Valley product stamped E-S-T 13529 or E-S-T-P 13529. (+++++++++++++++)


[11-L'burg-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-12]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The gloves are off in the 23rd Senate District race.. and the campaign is not even a day old.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Former C-I-A manager John Campbell announced yesterday he'll run as a Democrat against incumbent Steve Newman.
Campbell says Newman is just a pawn for Republican governor Jim Gilmore.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:31:19]
[IN Q=I intend to]

((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I INTEND TO GO TO RICHMOND AS THE SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE 23RD SENATE DISTRICT. I'M NOT GOING TO BE THE GOVERNOR'S LAP DOG OR A TOADY OF SOME PARTY CAUCUS.))
[SUPER=01-John Campbell/(D) State Senate Candidate; :00]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=some party caucus.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans, meanwhile, are blasting Campbell for hiring former newspaper reporter Steve Vaughan as a campaign adviser.
Vaughan quit his job at the Lynchburg News & Advance after he was demoted for allegedly shouting and cursing Senator Newman during the General Assembly session in February.
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[11-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:07:20]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Governor Gilmore says the D-day Memorial funding veto is not really a cut.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Gilmore was in Roanoke to speak at a conference yesterday. [take various d-day shots from 99-3 1:17:22]
After his speech, Gilmore said contrary to what many believe, he did NOT cut funding for the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
The Governor said legislators had put in only one year's worth of funding for the memorial, when it would take YEARS to pay for it.
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[SOT tc 4:30:52]
[IN Q=We in Virginia;]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Jim Gilmore]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE IN VIRGINIA DON'T SPEND MONEY WE DON'T HAVE, THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY WE DO THINGS, WE DON'T SPEND MONEY BECAUSE WE EXPECT IT TO COME IN MAYBE SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. IF THEY HAD WANTED BOTH YEARS FOR THE D-DAY MEMORIAL OR ANY OTHER MUSEUM THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT BOTH YEARS IN THE BUDGET AND THEY DID NOT DO THAT.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=not do that.]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The memorial was one of 126 cultural items Gilmore cut, using his line-item veto powers.

[11-Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:43:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]

One local food bank has decided to branch out on its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 1998]

[98-45, 00:02:44] The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank confirmed it's leaving its umbrella organization. The food Bank has been under the Total Action Against Poverty - or TAP - organization since 1981. Moving out on its own means a few things for Second Harvest. They'll need to increase their corporate donor base, compete against TAP and establish their own identity in the community.
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[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]


The Pentagon now says a call up of reservists is likely in the NATO war against Yugoslavia.
That word comes after a Serb invasion yesterday into neighboring Albania.
Yugoslavia denies the attack.
Meantime, There are reports of food rationing in at least one Serb city.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

N-T-S-B investigators will be back again today at the scene of Monday' deadly plane crash in Montgomery County.
One official says the twin engine plane had plenty of fuel on board when it crashed killing four people.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And O.J. Simpson says he wrestled with and bit a gunman who tried to rob him in the parking lot of a Los Angeles golf course yesterday.
He also says he chased the man as he drove off and called police on a cell phone.
No one has been arrested.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday april 14th..
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


More U-S warplanes are expected to head to the Balkans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tropoje, Albania;]

[4:55:30]
Amid concerns that Serbian aggression is now spilling over into neighboring countries.
Officials say Serbian soldiers crossed the border into Northern Albania yesterday, where they seized a neraby town and burned homes.
But Yugoslvia denies the attack ever happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ZIVADIN JOVANOVIC/YUGOSLAV FOREIGN MINISTER:"It is not true. This is a kind of fabrication to present Yugoslavia as a not a constructive country."))

[SUPER=01-Zivadin Jovanovic/Yugoslav Foreign Minister;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=a constructive country.]
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[VO-NAT]


NATO is now looking to strengthen its air power.
The Pentagon is considering a request for an additional 300 U-S planes, a move that could require military reserves.
Meantime, there is word of food rationing along with more air strikes in Yugoslavia.
Serb-run media say NATO hit a major food-processing factory early today, injuring two workers.
A hydroelectric power plant was also reportedly hit.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:19:13]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]


A N-T-S-B investigator will continue the complicated process of searching for evidence today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Brian (ray-ner) Rayner says the twin engine plane had ample fuel on board when it crashed near Shawsville Monday, killing the pilot and all three passengers.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday;]


Rayner says he also determined the plane had NOT lost any of its parts before crashing into a mountain.
Investigators are looking for clues.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We want]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB Investigator]

((BRIAN RAYNER/NTSB INVESTIGATOR:WE WANT TO REMOVE THE ENGINES FROM THE SITE AND TO A SITE WHERE WE CAN DO A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, EACH ENGINE, AND THE DETERMINE WHETHER WE CAN COMPLETE THE ENGINE EXAMINATION HERE OR IF WE NEED TO MOVE THE ENGINES AGAIN O A MORE SPECIALIZED SITE.))
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=specialized site.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rayner is NOT responsible for determining the cause of the crash.
His job is to gather evidence which is then forwarded to a five member N-T-S-B board, which determines the probable cause.
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[11-Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-11 25:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County firefighters had their hands full.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Last Night, fire broke out at a house in the Village Green Subdivision on Courtland Drive.
The house was gutted.
Firefighters say the residents were home at the time but there were no serious injuries.
The fire was reported by neighbors who saw smoke coming from the residence.
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[11-Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:47:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke residents voted to save Victory Stadium last night.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q= No question Victory]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Farmer/Parks and Rec. Department;]
[SUPER=@Eric1;]
[SUPER=01-Sherley Stuart/Former William Fleming Coach;]
[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach;]
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Roanoke Wrath Coach and Pres.;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Duerk/Neighbors in South Roanoke;]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( No question Victory Stadium is showing her age, and at tonight's public meeting she held nothing back.
Tour groups saw crumbling concrete.
Locker rooms so small, nobody uses them.

[SOT 00:14:47]
[IN Q=it's tight quarters]

(( JIM FARMER/PARKS AND REC. DEPT.; IT'S TIGHT QUARTERS, 9 SHOWER HEADS AND FIVE OR SIX URINALS. ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=five or six urinals]



Bathrooms nobody WANTS to use...
And then there are the floodlines.
[STANDUP 00:28:11]
Some of the structural problems are severe, this column in the basement is cracked all the way up as far as you can see, and if you look into the crack, you can actually see all the way through the building to the sky.

The choices, spend 22 million dollars to renovate it and the surrounding complex, or replace it with a smaller structure, for between 5 and 10 million.

[SOT 00:03:46]
[IN Q=I think we ought to]

(( SHERLEY STUART/FORMER WILLIAM FLEMING COACH; I THINK WE OUGHT TO REMODEL THE BUILDING, MAKE ABOUT, A BIG PARKING AREA SO PEOPLE CAN COME TO THE PLACE, AND HAVE SOME LIGHTS OUT THERE SO THEY CAN SEE. ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=they can see]



Current Flemming coach George Killa Miller would like city high schools to have their own fields... but...

[SOT 00:09:38]
[IN Q=basically the schools]

(( COACH GEORGE "KILLA" MILLER; THIS IS A LANDMARK, I PLAYED HERE AND I'VE COACHED ALL MY LIFE HERE IN THIS STADIUM, SO I SOMEWHAT HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS. ))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=have mixed emotions]



During the public meeting residents were told to take their opinins and STICK them... on the plan of their choice... with post-it notes.
Roanoke Wrath coach Steve Holt says a smaller stadium is better.
[SOT 00:48:53]
[IN Q=the atmosphere]

((STEVE HOLT/ROANOKE WRATH COACH AND PRESIDENT; THE ATMOSPHERE COULD BE SO MUCH BETTER AND CLOSER, AND I THINK THAT AS WE BUILD SPORTS WE NEED, WE NEED THE FANS TO BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION, NOT FURTHER AWAY. ))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=not further away]



But when all votes were posted... the renovation plan won out.

[SOT 00:51:39]
[IN Q=I believe that]

(( BARBARA DUERK/NEIGHBORS IN SOUTH ROANOKE; I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED A QUALITY FACILITY THAT WILL ACCOMODATE MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=are necessary]



But can the city accomodate the 22 million dollar price tag?
That remains to be seen.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))









[Kervorkian-J]


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


It's unclear exactly when Doctor Jack Kevorkian will be eligible for parole after being sentenced for murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;]

[4:11:55]
Yesterday a Michigan judge gave him ten to 25 years.
A prosecutor says the 70 year retired pathologist could be paroled after serving six years and eight months.
But a prison spokesman says he won't be eligible until after eight.
Kevorkian was convicted of second degree murder in the death of a man who had Lou Gehrig's disease.
The lethal injection was shown on 60 Minutes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( VOICE OF JUDGE JESSICA COOPERYOU HAD THE AUDACITY TO GO ON A NATIONAL TV AND SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU DID AND DARE THE LEGAL SYSTEM TO STOP YOU..WELL SIR CONSIDER YOURSELF STOPPED."))

[SUPER=02-Judge Jessica Cooper;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=CONSIDER YOURSELF STOPPED.]
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[VO-NAT]

[4:13:39]
Meantime, in the same Pontiac courthouse talk show host Jenny Jones was on the stand yesterday in a civil trial against her show.
A family is sueing the Jenny Jones' show for the shooting death of their son.
The family is being represented by former Kevorkian attorney Geoffrey Fieger.
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[O-j Simpson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=O-J-Simpson]


O-J Simpson is back in the news, but this time for apparently being a crime VICTIM.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

[4:06:55]
O-J Simspon apparently was injured last night when he struggled with an armed man trying to rob him.
A Los Angeles T-V station caught up with Simpson as he left the Los Angeles police station.
He told reporters a man with a gun approached him in the parking lot of an L-A golf course and the two wrestled.
Simpson says he was cut on the hand by the man's gun.
He also says he bit his assailant during the attack and then trid to chase him in his car.
No one has been arrested.
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[11-Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Chichester]


Virginia has executed its fifth inmate of 1999.
(+++++++++++++)

[take PICTURE FULL SCREEN] At 9-05 last night Carl Hamilton Chichester was pronounced dead by injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt .
He was executed for the 1991 robbery and murder of a Manassas pizza shop manager.
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[11-Bork]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:43:50]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr thinks his post should be eliminated.
Starr reportedly will tell Congress today that the law that put him in power violates the constitution- and that independent counsel investigations are costly, slow and subject to political attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


One former supreme Court nominee who is in Salem, also thinks the office of independent counsel is a bad idea.
Robert Bork says the country is misled about the Ken Starr.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think Starr]

[02:41:58] ((JUDGE BORK: I THINK STARR HAS A VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD VERSION OF HIS DUTIES, WHICH IS TO GET AT THE FACTS AND APPLY THE LAW TO THEM, PERIOD. AND I THINK THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SMEARED HIM WITHOUT LETUP FOR A LONG TIME NOW.))
[SUPER=07-Judge Robert Bork]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=a long time now.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=none]


Bork is known for his role in the Watergate scandal, and as President Reagan's Supreme Court Nominee in 1987.
He spoke at Roanoke College last night.

[11-Historic-Districts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:07:01]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


Some Lynchburg property owners want to secede from the historic district where they live, but their attempts failed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Diana and Granville Coleman say their modern home on Pearl Street has no business being in the Diamond Hill Historic District.. although they built it AFTER the district was created in 1978.
The Colemans told city council last night they obey all the restrictions of the district, but don't enjoy any of the benefits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:26:33//8:48:37]
[IN Q=We're asking that]

((DIANA COLEMAN/WANTS OUT OF HISTORIC DISTRICT: WE'RE ASKING THAT YOU RELIEVE US FROM THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND BURDEN THAT WE EXPRESSS AND WE RECEIVE AS BEING A PART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.)) ((BURCKHARD BLOB/OPPOSES DE-DESIGNATION: IT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO BE GIVEN TO ANY INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNER SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY MAY DISLIKE ESTABLISHED CITY ORDINANCES AND PROCEDURES.))
[SUPER=01-Diana Coleman/Wants Out of Historic District]
[SUPER=01-Burckhard Blob/Opposes De-Designation; :15]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=ordinances and procedures.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council voted 5 to 1 to "deny" the Coleman's request to de- designate their property.
Councilman JimWhitaker suggested the city appoint a mediator to help residents of the district resolve their conflicts.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A National Transportation Safety Board investigator will continue searching for clues today into the cause of Monday's plane crash in Montgomery County.
So far, the investigator has determined the twin engine plane had enough fuel on board and it did not lose any parts before crashing into the mountian.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Fire gutted a Bedford County Home last night.
The fire broke out at a house in the Village Green Subdivision on Courtland Drive.
Firefighters say the residents were home at the time but there were no serious injuries.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Roanoke residents have voted to save victory stadium.
They had two choices, spend 22 million dollars to renovate it and the surrounding complex, or replace it with a smaller structure, for between 5 and 10 million.
During the public meeting, residents were told to take their opinions and STICK them... on the plan of their choice... with post-it notes.
When all votes were posted... the renovation plan won.
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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)

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