[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


He'd been a virtual prisoner the past four days -- but the U-S ambassador to China has finally left the American embassy in Beijing.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More political turmoil in Russia.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Warm high pressure continues bringing us summer-like temperatures....Highs today will once again be near 80.
Our run of dry weather COULD end tomorrow..when we'll see a possibility of showers.
Details, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[kosovo-china]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A grieving public watches as the bodies of three journalists killed in the Chinese embassy bombing return home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]

[4:04;49]
The arrival of the victims' remains were broadcast live on Chinese television.
Meantime, the protests outside the U-S embassy in Beijing have subsided. [4:07:48]
Ambassador James Sasser left the building after being hold up there for several days.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:02;32]
[IN Q=]

((AMBASSADOR SASSER:THE US THE SUPER POWER, MILITARY AND ECONOMICALLY IN THE WORLD AND CHINA THE MOST POPULOUS NATION IN THE WORLD AND A RISING POWER IN THIS REGION, IT'S IN OUR INTEREST TO TRY TO BUILD A CONSTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIP AND AS PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID A CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNERSHIP.. AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO START DOING THAT AGAIN HERE JUST AS SOON AS WE CAN."))
[SUPER=01-James Sasser/U. S. Ambassador to China;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=as soon as we can.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:26:41 TOP STORIES]
Meantime, more reports of civilian casualities in Yugoslavia, after NATO ignores serb claims of a partial pullout from Kosovo.
NATO leaders say the bombings will continue.. unless Slobodan Milosevic complies with -all- their demands.
(------------)


[Russia-politics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A political crisis is underway in Moscow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Russian leader Boris Yeltsin this morning fired his prime minister.
The Kremlin reports Yeltsin dismissed (yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-mah-kawf) Yevgeny Primakov for failing to rescue the floundering Russian economy.
But the real reason appears to be linked to impeachment hearings against Yeltsin set to begin tomorrow.
(-----------------)


[Truck-Cleanup]


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


V-Dot is still trying to clean up the remnants of Monday's tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81-- and that may cause some delays.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday]


Northbound traffic near exit 143 will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow from nine until three.
Crews hope to finish cleaning up the accident today and will replace the guardrail tomorrow.
The driver of that tractor trailer was killed when he ran off the road and his rig caught fire.
(------------)


[Standoff]


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


A man believed to be the son of a state senator is barricaded in a Richmond apartment this morning.
The standoff began late yesterday afternoon.
Police declined to identify the man-- but the Richmond Times-Dispatch said the apartment is listed as the residence of 19-year-old Todd Houck, the son of Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Ed Houck.
The newspaper said the younger Houck is being sought in a property crime case in Spotsylvania County.
Houck's family declined to comment.

[E-Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17 FILE]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The fire that burned a Bedford County store last month was apparently caused by an electrical problem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./April 29;]


The Yard Sale House in Stewartsville caught fire about two weeks ago.
Investigators say the fire started in the flea market's ceiling.
They say it burned for an hour and a half before a tenant arrived and called 9-1-1.
The entire structure collapsed but no one was hurt.
(------------)


[E-Americorps]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:37:38]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
A new shoreline hiking trail at Smith Mountain Lake means you can hike for a mile seeing only woods and water.
College-age volunteers built the trail by hand.
And as Tina Tenret shows us -- it's been an uphill struggle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The trail winds]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Brumberg/Volunteer; :18]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :33]
[SUPER=01-Becky Gilles/4H Center; :44]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]
(///// SOT /////)
(([SOT 13:52:50]
((nat sot ax hits rock))
[RUNS= :03]


The trail winds upward for almost a mile.
Nine Americorps volunteers pulled together to uproot obstacles in their path.
They work more than 50 hours a week for roughly ten dollars a day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:10:16]
[IN Q=One of our]

((ONE OF OUR TEAMMATES DOWN THERE ON FRIDAY WAS LIKE, I CAN'T DO IT, I CAN'T DO IT, AND WE WERE LIKE HEY BECKY LET'S SING A GRATEFUL DEAD SONG AND WE WERE ALL SINGING. WE WORK SO WELL TOGETHER. WE JUST KEEP EACH OTHER GOING.)) [RUNS :13]
[OUT Q=EACH OTHER GOING]


The team also widened the camp's archery range, built benches by the campfire, and poured mulch into flowerbeds.

But this trail's what 4H Center visitors really want.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:02:00]
[IN Q=IT'LL TAKE]

((IT'LL TAKE KIDS ...EVERYDAY LIFE.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=EVERYDAY LIFE]


From here -- the group goes to Ohio to build homes and tutor people.
Tina Tenret News7.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


When the group finishes the program in August, each will get close to five thousand dollars in scholarship money.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports this morning--
Virginia Tech's wrestling coach goes national--
And there was plenty of action in the N-B-A playoffs last night.
Steve Mason has all the details.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning everybody]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



[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-Dr. Greg Adams/Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Hearing))

[E-School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:56:52]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


Another call for school uniforms-- Last night, a Roanoke City parent and PTA officer argued that uniforms are needed to promote safety.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Students at the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy have been wearing uniforms since the start of the school year.
And last night, the First Vice President of the Ruffner Middle School PTA encouraged the board to move forward with uniforms at her school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:56:38]
[IN Q=We have been playing]

((WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH THIS ISSUE FOR TWO YEARS. IT IS TIME TO STOP. WE HAVE PEOPLE BEING KILLED. WE HAVE CHILDREN BEING KILLED, BECAUSE OF BLACK TRENCH COATS.))
[SUPER=01-Rosalie Sanchez Motley/Ruffner PTA]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=because of black trench coats.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School Superintendent Wayne Harris says he's interested in expanding the use of uniforms, but so far he says supporters at Ruffner and other schools have been unable to get 80 percent of their parents to endorse the idea.

[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-22 17:50]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


It may be small - but it's still a tax cut.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The new Roanoke budget approved by city council yesterday includes a one cent reduction in the real estate tax rate.
The Roanoke Education Association had objected to the cut, fearing it would divert funding from public schools--

But Mayor David Bowers says the city has increased school spending by 12 percent over the last two years.
(-------------)


[E-Von-Hippel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#99-8 TC20:13]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


A Roanoke woman is getting her sight back with the help of a new drug being tested in Boston at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; ]

Linda Williams is one of the first to undergo the cancer therapy. She suffers from a rare genetic form of cancer called Von-Hippel Lindau (LIHN-dow). Experimental cancer drugs are shrinking the tumor that was causing Williams to go blind.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 19:38:19]
[IN Q=When I came here]

((LINDA WILLIAMS/PATIENT: WHEN I CAME HERE MY VISION WAS PROBABLY 20/40 AND THE LAST TIME I WENT TO THE EYE DOCTOR IT WAS 20/20.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Williams/Patient; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=was 20/20.]
(-------------------)

[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 12; ]


Williams will be returning from Boston later this month and continue treatments.
Right now, doctors say it's too early to tell if the new drugs are successful.
(------------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's a new leader among the world's most deadly infectious diseases.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( PARENTS WHO CARRY THE GENE FOR SICKLE CELL ANEMIA CAN NOW AVOID PASSING ON THE BLOOD DISEASE TO THEIR CHILDREN.
VT=VO

((vo))
IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION ALLOWS DOCTORS TO ANALYZE THE EMBRYOS BEFORE THEY ARE IMPLANTED.
THE TECHNIQUE WAS TESTED ON A COUPLE WHO ARE SICKLE CELL CARRIERS.
THEY SUCCESSFULLY HAD TWINS FREE OF THE GENETIC DEFECT.
THE FINDINGS WERE REPORTED IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AIDS HAS NOW SURPASSED TUBERCULOSIS AS THE WORLD'S MOST DEADLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS THE NUMBER OF AIDS DEATHS ROSE LAST YEAR-- TO JUST OVER TWO-MILLION...
WHILE THE RATE OF T-B FATALITIES HELD STEADY AT ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW DRUG MEANT FOR THE WAISTLINE IS GETTING INTO THE WRONG HANDS.
XENICAL WAS RECENTLY APPROVED TO TREAT SEVERE OBESITY.
THE PROBLEM IS A GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE TAKING THE DRUG ARE ONLY MILDLY OVERWEIGHT.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THESE USERS MAY BE UNAWARE OF XENICAL'S POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS--
AND THEY WARN THE PILL'S LONG TERM EFFECTS ARE STILL UNKNOWN.//
THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, 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;]



(I'll Call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 343-0165/Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing;]



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

((Archive:)) [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]


Ambassador James Sasser is finally free of the battered U-S embassy compound in Beijing after four days of furious protests against the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia.
Meanwhile, the remains of the three journalists killed in the bombing arrived in Beijing this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Political crisis again grips Russia now that President Boris Yeltsin has fired premier Yevgeny Primakov
(yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-mah-kawf)


The Kremlin says Primakov was dismissed for failing to rescue the economy.
But some observers see the dismissal as a challenge by Yeltsin to opponents in Parliament trying to impeach him.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And fur coats in Beverly Hills, California, won't be required to have tags explaining how the animals died.
By a wide margin Voters yesterday rejected a measure that would have required the warning labels.
A number of celebrities included Larry King and Jack Lemmon supported the measure.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, May 12th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[CHINA-PROTEST]


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


For the first time in days, U-S Ambassador James Sasser has been able to leave the American embassy in Bejing.
The protests against the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia have subsided.
Meanwhile, the remains of the three journalists killed in the bombing have arrived in Beijing.
Barry Petersen reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[5 newspath]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]
[SUPER=01-James Sasser/U. S. Ambassador to China;]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=cbs News.]


[2-Russia-politics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A shakeup in Russian politics.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Russian leader Boris Yeltsin this morning fired his prime minister.
The Kremlin says Yeltsin dismissed Yevgeny Primakov (yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-mah-kawf) for faling to rescue the floundering Russian economy.
But the real reason appears linked to impeachment hearings against Yeltsin set to begin tomorrow.
(-----------------)


[2-Truck-Cleanup]


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


You can expect some delays if you're travelling on Interstate 81 near the site of Monday's fatal tractor trailer accident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday]


Northbound traffic near exit 143 will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow from nine until three.
Crews hope to finish cleaning up the accident today and will replace the guardrail tomorrow.
The driver of that tractor trailer was killed when he ran off the road and his rig caught fire.
(------------)


[E-Calvin-Swann]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-21 9:44]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Governor Jim Gilmore's presided over 21 executions without intervening.
Tonight, a Danville killer is slated to die-- and state doctors say he's severely mentally ill.
It's a dilemma for a Governor who admits the state mental health system has major flaws-- flaws he's pledged to start fixing.
Ellen Qualls has more on Calvin Eugene (Swan) Swann.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But his]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Howley/Swann's Attorney; :06 ]
[SUPER=01-Dean Garfield/Swann's Attorney; :29 ]
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/Alliance for the Mentally Ill; :45 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( But his attorneys say life in prison is all they're asking.
[sot 14:23:53]

((JOHN HOWLEY/SWANN'S ATTORNEY: FOR 25 YEARS, LONG BEFORE CALVIN SWANN FACED THE DEATH PENALTY, HE HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED BY VIRGINIA'S STATE PSYCHIATRISTS AS BEING SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL. THIS IS NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT HE'S JUST DREAMED UP.)) [runs :15]
Swann's attorneys have produced records showing Swann was diagnosed as shizophrenic at least 41 times and as psychotic at least 31 times by state doctors.
[sot 14:16:33 ]

((DEAN GARFIELD/SWANN'S ATTORNEY: MOST OF THE TIME, HE'S SPEAKING IN NUMBERS. SOMEONE TALKED ABOUT IT AND DESCRIBED IT IN VERY POIGNANT TERMS. IT'S REALLY A SALAD OF WORDS. HE'LL SAY WORDS AND HE'LL SAY NUMBERS. BUT NONE OF IT COMES TOGETHER TO MAKE ANY SENSE.)) [runs :16]

[sot 14:20:51 ]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, CALVIN WOULD GO INTO A HOSPITAL, BE STABILIZED ON MEDICATION, AND THEN HE'D BE SPIT OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY. AND EVERYTIME THEY DISCHARGED HIM, AND THEY SAID HE NEEDS A STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT, AND HE NEEDS TO STAY ON MEDICATION. AND THAT NEVER HAPPENED.)) [runs :17]
[sot INSERT STANDUP HERE]

((Calvin Swann's attorneys don't deny that he burst into 62- year old Conrad Richter's home in Danville, shot him in the chest, and robbed him. We should also add that the Attorney General's office has some medical evidence that Calvin Swann may be faking signs of mental illness. It's now up to the Governor to decide. Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) ))

[AEP-Fine]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


American Electric Power and a former contractor will pay a 23-thousand dollar fine for violating asbestos removal rules.
The violations occurred at A-E-P's Glen Lyn power plant in Giles County.
A complaint filed with the Environmental Protection Agency alleged that A-E-P and contractor Global Power improperly stored dry asbestos during renovations in 1996.

[E-Harris-Teeter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-9 1:42:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You have one less choice when you head to the grocery store.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harris Teeter officially closed its doors in this region.
The grocery store-chain sold eleven of its stores to Kroger -- including two in Roanoke and three in Lynchburg.
Kroger will take over sometime in the next week.
Yesterday, Harris Teeter employees said good-bye.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:01:14 //// 2:03:06]
[IN Q=it was]

((MICHAEL PRESTON: IT WAS A REAL SAD DAY. IF I TOLD YOU I WASN'T GOING TO MISS IT, I'D BE LYING. THE BEST 10 MONTHS OF MY LIFE WERE SPENT WORKING AT HARRIS TEETER. NANCY HILL: IF I KEEP TALKING I'LL PROBABLY CRY. JUST WANT TO TELL YOU ALL HI AND I'LL MISS YOU ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Preston/Harris Teeter Employee;00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Hill/Harris Teeter Employee; 10]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=MISS YOU ALL]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kroger says it talked to 90 percent of Harris Teeter employees about working at the new stores...
Half of those interviewed accepted jobs at Kroger - some opted for transfers to Harris Teeter stores in North Carolina.
Two of the eleven Harris Teeters -- one in Lynchburg and one in Martinsville -- will close permanently.
(------------)


[E-Rowe-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-18 12:44]
[GRAPHIC=Rowe Furniture]


Montgomery County is hoping Rowe Furniture's decision to become part of the Elliston- (la-FAY-et) Lafayette Industrial park will lure even more businesses.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston]


Dozens were on hand yesterday morning to celebrate the company's plan to build a 15- million dollar facility at the site.
Rowe is investing in Montgomery County because its current plant in Salem is too small for future growth.
The new facility will include a cafeteria and child care center among other things.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:47:06]
[IN Q=There's a ]

((STEVE SHELOR/SR. VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS:THERE'S A THEATER DESIGNED INTO THIS BUILDING WHERE WE BRING RETAIL SALES PEOPLE OFF THE FLOORS OF OUR CUSTOMERS, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, TO OUR SALEM FACILITY NOW AND ACTUALLY TAKE THEM ON TOURS OF THE PLANT AND TRAIN THEM ON HOW TO SELL ROWE FURNITURE AND THEY BECOME DISCIPLES SO TO SPEAK OUT ON THE SALES FLOOR.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Shelor/Sr. Vice President of Operations; :00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=sales floor.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


About 600- of Rowe's employees at the Salem plant will be transferring to the new location which is expected to be in operation by the end of the year.
The expansion is also expected to eventually create another 170- new jobs.
(-------------)


[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Greg Adams/Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]




(I'll Call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 343-0165/Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: hearing))

[FUR-VOTE]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A bitter battle over fur has been settled in Beverly Hills, California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]


By a margin of nearly 64 percent to 36 percent, voters have rejected a measure that would have required warning labels on furs costing more than 50 dollars.
The tags would have said that the animals may have been electrocuted, gassed, poisoned, clubbed or stomped to death.
The group behind proposition A still claims a victory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:20:14]
[IN Q=This is a win....]
[SUPER=01-Luke Montgomery/"Yes on A";]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=how animals are killed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Opponents of the measure say it was just another attack by animal rights extremists who want to hurt the fur industry.
(------------)


[S-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=99-5 TC1:59:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It doesn't sound like a likely combo - but some partiers will be dancing the achy-breaky heart - in tye-dyes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The 30th annual Roanoke Festival in the Park will be celebrating the 60's this Memorial Day weekend.
[SUPER=03-Salem/September 1992]

Singer Billy Ray Cyrus is among the performers at this year's week- long event. There will also be plenty of music from the summer of '69.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're doing]

[01:45:06] ((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: WE'RE DOING A GALA 60'S PARTY DOWN IN THE MARKET AREA AND WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE TWO BANDS THAT EVENING. ONE OF THEM, JUKEBOX HEROES, WILL BE DOING THREE DIFFERENT SETS-ONE PSYCHEDELIC, ONE ROCK AND ONE MOTOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival Director]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=one motown.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The festival kicks off May 27-th with a nocturnal golf tournament. During the week you can stop by the river race at Wasena park and the Tour d'Festival bike race. The events end June 6-th with "Sticky Fingers," a Rolling Stones tribute band, playing at the grand finale.
(------------)





[E-Fish-Hatchery]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-14 47:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The newest of Virginia's nine fish hatcheries is officially on line and producing millions of striped bass.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal]


State officials yesterday cut the ribbon on the Vic Thomas Striped Bass Hatchery in Brookneal.
The facility was named for the Roanoke delegate who was instrumental in securing its funding.
More than 20 million bass will be grown there each year for stocking in Virginia lakes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:10:55]
[IN Q=They're stocking now]

((REX SMITH/SMITH MT. LAKE STRIPERS CLUB: THEY'RE STOCKING NOW 450 THOUSAND LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR AND THEY PROMISED US 450 THOUSAND NEXT YEAR. IF WE GET A GOOD SURVIVAL RATE, THERE SHOULD BE MORE FISH IN THE LAKE.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Smith/Smith Mtn. Lake Stripers Club]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=fish in the lake.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The seven thousand square foot hatchery was built at a cost of 2-point-7 million dollars.
(------------)


[3-Sports]


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


Taking another look at sports this morning--
The Express are already looking ahead to next season--
And we'll find out what's coming up in NASCAR, including a sponsorship for Rick Mast.
Here with all the details is Steve Mason.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again everybody]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=great Wednesday folks]



[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]


You can expect some delays if you're travelling on Interstate 81 near Roanoke today and tomorrow.
Northbound traffic near Exit 143 will be reduced to one lane from nine until three.
Crews are still trying to repair the damage from Monday morning's fatal tractor trailer accident.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Unless the governor intervenes, convicted Danville killer Calvin Eugene Swann will be executed tonight.
Swann's attorneys have produced records showing Swann was diagnosed as shizophrenic at least 41 times and as psychotic at least 31 times by state doctors.
But the Attorney General's office has some medical evidence that Calvin Swann may be faking signs of mental illness.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke City school officials heard another call for uniforms last night.
Representatives of the Ruffner Middle School PTA encouraged the board to move forward with uniforms at that school.
Superintendent Wayne Harris sayd so far supporters at Ruffner and other schools have been unable to get 80 percent of their parents to endorse the idea.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
(-------------)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]