[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Deadly twisters touch down in Iowa.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

And the polls are open in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the race of his political life.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[israel-election]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Netanyahu]


The polls are open this morning in Israel, as Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights to hold on to his seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kochav Yair, Israel:]

[4:07;15]
His challenger, Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK'), has been leading in the polls.
Voters include more than two-thousand American Jews who flew over to Israel to take part in the election.
Some political analyst criticize Netanyahu's campaign strategy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((HE'S BEEN OBESSESSED WITH THE ISSUE OF jERUSALEM, HAS IGNORED TOATTLY ISRAEL SOCIETY.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Ben Simon/Political Analyst ;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=israel society]
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[VO-NAT]


In addition to the race for prime minister, 120 seats in the parliament are at stake.
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[Tornado]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=tornado]


Two people are dead and more than a dozen injured after tornadoes tore through western Iowa.
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[in=]

[1:06;24]
[SUPER=03-Pottawattamie Co., IA;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT=(NATS OF TORNADO)]
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[VO-NAT]


Here are some dramatic pictures of the twister touching down.
It was reported to be more than a mile wide.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[2 sots---5:50 AND 6:17:27]

((TORNADO WITNESS:IT WAS LIKE HUGE, IT WAS REALLY WIDE AND YOU COULD SEE TREES GOING UP IN IT. TORNADO WITNESS:ACTUALLY WEWERE TERRIFIED, NEPHEW WAS IN A CAR SEAT AND WE HAD TROUBLE GETTING HIM OUT TO GET HIM IN.))

[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to get him in]
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[VO-NAT]


The twisters destroyed or damaged several homes.
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[S-Botetourt-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC55:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Authorities are still investigating a fatal car accident in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


It happened around two o'clock yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Route 11.
Authorities say the man was travelling west along Beaver Dam Road when his truck veered off the shoulder, flipped and landed in a creek.
He died at the scene.
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[S-Hollins-Grad]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-9; 1:59:00]
[GRAPHIC=Hollins University]


Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Dole was this year's commencement speaker at Hollins University.
She was also presented with an honorary degree.
Joy Sutton was at the graduation and has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=260 young women]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Commencement Speaker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Pamela Colbert/Graduate; :49]
[SUPER=01-Veronica Votypka/Graduate; :58]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke County]

(( 260 young women walked across the stage today to receive their diplomas from Hollins University.
And Elizabeth Dole received an honorary degree...a doctorate of Laws.
Dole was also this year's commencement speaker...she told the graduates that they will play an important role in society.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:44:28]
[IN Q=Whever you go]

((ELIZABETH DOLE/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: WHERE EVER YOU GO..YOU WILL BE LEADERS...AND THE DECISION THAT YOU MAKE WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT.)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=have tremendous impact.]


Dole also told the graduates about the struggles she has faced as a woman throughout her life and career.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I am aimed]

((ELIZABETH DOLE/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: I AIMED A SLEDGE AT THE GLASS CEILING THAT HOLDS DOWN WOMEN AND MINORITIES...A GLASS CEILING WE STILL CRASH INTO FROM TIME TO TIME.)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=time to time.]


Graduate Pamela Colbert says she was honored to have a woman of Dole's stature honored at the commencement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:27:52]
[IN Q=It makes Hollins look]

((PAMELA COLBERT/GRADUATE: IT MAKES HOLLINS LOOK GOOD..IT MAKES HER LOOK GOOD..AND IT PROBABLY PUTS HER AT A GREAT START FOR HER CAMPAIGN.)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=start to her campaign.]


Dole also asked the graduates to join her campaign.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:31:16]
[IN Q=She said she's going]

((VERONICA VOTYPKA/GRADUATE: SHE SAID SHE'S GOING TO BE CALLING ME TO WORK ON HER CAMPAIGN...JUST TO VOLUNTEER AND PASS OUT BUTTONS...I TOLD HER ONLY TO CALL ME IF SHE'S READY TO PAY ME.)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=ready to pay me.]


For many of the graduates Dole is a role model...and someone they are hoping will make history...by taking over the office of the presidency.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke County. ))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports this morning, we've got plenty of baseball action--
The braves went to Wrigley and chewed up the Cubs while the Orioles beat up on the Rangers.
Here with the highlights is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=more on that later]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Maynard/SML Chamber of Commerce; :18]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co. :48]
[RUNS=3:25]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[Jefferson-Descendants]


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


They may have been allowed at the reunion, but descendants of one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves will have to wait for official recognition.
The Monticello Association of Jefferson's kin appointed a committee for further research into the issue of Jefferson's paternity of one or more of Sally Hemings' children.
A report will be delivered before the group's next annual meeting.
Randall Pinkston has more on this weekend's historic meeting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Golden/Hemings Descendant; :20 QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Scott Shackelford/Jefferson Descendant; :37]
[SUPER=01-Shay Banks-Young/Hemings Descendant; :44]
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Julia Westerinen/Hemings Descendant;1:20]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Charlottesville, Virginia]

(((VO 1:) THIS CEMETERY IS A SYMBOLIC BATTLEGROUND IN A 200 YEAR OLD CONTROVERSY... WHETHER THOMAS JEFFERSON, A FOUNDING FATHER OF THE NATION, AND HIS SLAVE SALLY HEMMINGS SHARED A PAST, AND WHETHER THEIR DESCENDANTS WILL LIE TOGETHER IN ETERNITY.
(Fullsot - come on family - reunion pix... ) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JEFFERSON S DEATH 170 YEARS AGO, THE TWO FAMILIES

RETURNED- TOGETHER -TO HIS BELOVED MONTICELLO... AN INVITATION PRESSED BY FAMILY REBEL LUCIAN TRUSCOTT.
(SOT: LUCIAN TRUSCOTT/JEFFERSON DESCENDANT) They were panic stricken knowing that you were coming!(Points at me)//They

did it for p.r. reasons b ut now the door s open and it s not going to close.
(VO2) WHAT OPENED THE DOOR WAS MODERN SCIENCE. DNA TESTS LINKED THOMAS

JEFFERSON TO SALLY HEMMINGS YOUNGEST SON. BUT NOT TO OTHER HEMMINGS DESCENDANTS... WHICH DOESN'T SEEM TO MATTER TO THEM.
(SOT: SHAY BANKS-YOUNG/HEMMINGS DESCENDANT: ) My mother knew her great greatmother. She was the daughter to Madison

Hemmings. She who she was. Noone s got to tell me who we are!!
(SOT: GEN )(RET.) (JOHN Q. KING, SR. ). We stand by the oral history which has been passed down to us from previous g

enerations.
(SOT: GOLDEN:) We want our rightful place in American history.
(VO3:) BUT BEFORE INVITING HEMMINGS DESCENDANTS TO join THIIR exclusive ASSOCIATION with burial rights, MANY JEFFERSON

RELATIVES WANT MORE COMPLETE STUDY.
(SOT: SCOTT SHACKELEFORD/ ) I would like to see the truth followed wherever it leads us...
(SOT: ROBERT GILLESPIE/MONTICELLO ASSOCIATION): We don t want to make a quick decision.
(RANDALL ON CAM BRIDGE) WITH OR WITHOUT DNA EVIDENCE, FOR JEFFERSONIAN

PURISTS TO BELIEVE THE HEMMINGS CONNECTION IT MIGHT TAKE NOTHING LESS THAN JEFFERSON S GHOST RISING UP FROM HIS GRAVE AND SAYING, YES, I FATHERED SALLY HEMMINGS CHILDREN. CLEARLY THAT S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. CLEARLY, THAT S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
(VO5:) BUT IF THE ASSOCIATION DOES ACCEPT THE HEMMINGS FAMILY, THEY COULD RENEW A PLEDGE THOMAS JEFFERSON WAS NOT ABLE

TO FULLFILL.
(SOT: JULIA JEFFERSON WESTERNIN /HEMMINGS DESCENDANT ) It will make the words of the Declaration of Independence com

e true, all men are created equal.
(VO6) A LESSON FOR MONTICELLO.. AND AMERICA. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.))


[PAKISTAN-EXPLOSION]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


An explosion and fire kill close to 70 in Pakistan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Adda Sultan, Pakistan;]

[4:22;58]
It happened yesterday when a truck loaded with gasoline overturned.
Dozens of people were trying to collect fuel from the leaking vehicle when it exploded.
The fire than spread through the town destroying houses, shops and other vehicles.
At least 75 others were injured.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's lots of new information about prostate problems.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO IDENTIFY MEN MOST AT RISK FOR PROSTATE CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY MEN WITH HIGH LEVELS OF A PRE-CANCEROUS CELL KNOWN AS "PIN".. HAVE A 50-50 CHANCE OF DEVELOPING PROSTATE CANCER.
THAT'S DOUBLE THE USUAL RISK.
DOCTORS SAY THE TEST COULD BECOME THE MALE EQUIVALENT OF THE PAP SMEAR.
THE FINDINGS WERE PRESENTED AT A MEETING BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
IT'S NOT RELATED TO PROSTATE CANCER, BUT AN ENLARGED PROSTATE CAN ALSO BE DEADLY.
THE CONDITION BLOCKS URINE FLOW, WHICH CAN LEAD TO KIDNEY AND BLADDER DAMAGE.
NOW THERE'S A NEW PROCEDURE THAT REDUCES ENLARGED PROSTATES.. BY INJECTING SMALL AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL INTO THE ORGAN.
RESEARCHERS SAY THIS PROCESS IS LESS PAINFUL THAN SURGERY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND DIABETES DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIFE SENTENCE.
THERESA JAYCOOT IS LIVING PROOF OF THAT.
ELEVEN YEARS AGO, HER DIABETES GOT SO BAD.. SHE HAD TO RECEIVE KIDNEY AND PANCREAS TRANSPLANTS.
BUT HER DIABETES HAS NOT RETURNED SINCE--
AND SHE NO LONGER NEEDS CONSTANT CARE.
DOCTORS SAY THEY NEVER EXPECTED PATIENTS LIKE THERESA TO RESPOND THIS WELL TO THE TRANSPLANTS.//
THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for board)
[essc#8700]


[3-Weather next][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]


Officials in Iowa say three tornados may have swept through the state, killing two people and injuring at least 14 others.
Several homes and highways were damaged by yesterday's twisters.
At least a dozen counties in west-central and central Iowa are still under tornado warnings.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's election day in Israel where late polls indicate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could soon be out of a job.
One poll gives Labor Party leader Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') an eight-to-ten point lead.
Barak is a former defense minister who wants to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the descendants of Thomas Jefferson aren't yet ready to admit that the nation's third president had a slave as his mistress.
At a reunion Sunday in Charlottesville, they refused to let Sally Hemings' relatives join the Jefferson family association.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Monday May 17th.
[ANCHOR=steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[election]


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


Polls are open in Israel today in a showdown election for Parliament and Prime Minister.
It's been a divisive and bitter campaign with the incumbants prospect for victory.. bleak.
Jesse Schulman is in Tel Aviv and has the latest.
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[SOT]

[4:02:25]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kiryat, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Ben Simon/Political Analyst ; :52]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=cbs news, israel]


[2-S-Botetourt-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC55:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident in Botetourt County claimed the life of a man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


It happened around two o'clock yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Route 11.
Authorities say the man was travelling west along Beaver Dam Road when his truck veered off the shoulder, flipped and landed in a creek.
He died at the scene.
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[E-House-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-17; 22:17]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Some Roanoke homeowners got an unwelcome visitor yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A jeep crashed through the front of this house.
It happened at 14-31 Buena Vista Street.
Roanoke police say the jeep was parked along a steep driveway across the street when its emergency brakes failed.
It then sped down the driveway and smashed into the home.
No one was in the jeep or at home at the time and there were no injuries reported.
There's no word on the cost of the damages.
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[2-S-Hollins-Grad]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-9; 1:59:00]
[GRAPHIC=Hollins University]


Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Dole tried to inspire this year's graduating class at Holllins University-- and gain some recruits for her campaign for the White House.
Joy Sutton has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=260 young women]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Commencement Speaker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Pamela Colbert/Graduate; :49]
[SUPER=01-Veronica Votypka/Graduate; :58]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke County]

(( 260 young women walked across the stage today to receive their diplomas from Hollins University.
And Elizabeth Dole received an honorary degree...a doctorate of Laws.
Dole was also this year's commencement speaker...she told the graduates that they will play an important role in society.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:44:28]
[IN Q=Whever you go]

((ELIZABETH DOLE/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: WHERE EVER YOU GO..YOU WILL BE LEADERS...AND THE DECISION THAT YOU MAKE WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT.)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=have tremendous impact.]


Dole also told the graduates about the struggles she has faced as a woman throughout her life and career.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I am aimed]

((ELIZABETH DOLE/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: I AIMED A SLEDGE AT THE GLASS CEILING THAT HOLDS DOWN WOMEN AND MINORITIES...A GLASS CEILING WE STILL CRASH INTO FROM TIME TO TIME.)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=time to time.]


Graduate Pamela Colbert says she was honored to have a woman of Dole's stature honored at the commencement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:27:52]
[IN Q=It makes Hollins look]

((PAMELA COLBERT/GRADUATE: IT MAKES HOLLINS LOOK GOOD..IT MAKES HER LOOK GOOD..AND IT PROBABLY PUTS HER AT A GREAT START FOR HER CAMPAIGN.)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=start to her campaign.]


Dole also asked the graduates to join her campaign.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:31:16]
[IN Q=She said she's going]

((VERONICA VOTYPKA/GRADUATE: SHE SAID SHE'S GOING TO BE CALLING ME TO WORK ON HER CAMPAIGN...JUST TO VOLUNTEER AND PASS OUT BUTTONS...I TOLD HER ONLY TO CALL ME IF SHE'S READY TO PAY ME.)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=ready to pay me.]


For many of the graduates Dole is a role model...and someone they are hoping will make history...by taking over the office of the presidency.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke County. ))

[S-New-market]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-13; 99:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


V-M-I cadets and other civil war soldiers charged across the New Market battlefield.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Market;]


The cadets were among almost two-thousand people yesterday who participated in the re-enactment of the Battle of New Market.
The re-enactment is an annual event and history lesson of sorts for the cadets.
During the Civil War the entire cadet corps was called into action by the Confederacy in 1864.
Ten died in battle.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=07-Morris Johnson, Jr.; :21]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :30]
[RUNS=2:47]
[OUT Q=visitor center open]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
[essc#8701]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: poker run))

[Premiere]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Star Wars]


It's getting closer-- the nationwide-opening of Star-Wars Episode One.
The movie premiered in Los Angeles last night-- for a good cause.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Fran Drescher/Actress; :15 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=04-Star Wars: Episode One; :20]
[SUPER=04-Lucasfilm - 20th Century Fox; HOT CHANGE!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jake Lloyd/"Anakin Skywalker"; :39]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Los Angeles]

((HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE ONE OF THESE? THE COVETED TICKET FOR THE MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF THE DECADE, THE PHANTOM MENACE. THESE PEOPLE WERE THE LUCKY ONES. THEY GOT TO MINGLE WITH THE STARS AND SEE THE FILM AT THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE. EVEN THE CELEBRITIES WERE EXCITED.

(SOT) Fran Drescher/Actress



(nats)
(courtesy: Star Wars: Episode One--the Phantom Menace/Lucasfilm/20th

Century Fox)
THE PHANTOM MENACE IS THE STORY BEFORE STAR WARS_ DARTH VADER IS A HOPEFUL NINE YEAR OLD BOY NAMED ANAKIN SKYWALKER.

(nats)


THE YOUNG VADER IS PLAYED BY TEN YEAR OLD JAKE LLOYD. DON'T LET HIS AGE FOOL YOU, THIS KID IS WELL-AWARE OF WHAT A BIG DEAL THIS MOVIE IS.

(SOT) JAKE LLOYD/ANAKIN SKYWALKER, "THE PHANTOM MENACE"


KNOWING THAT MOST EVERYONE WOULD WANT TO SEE THE FILM, STAR WARS CREATOR GEORGE LUCAS USED HIS PREMIERES AS CHARITY EVENTS. THIS WAS ONE OF ELEVEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHERE MOVIEGOERS PAYED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH_. THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS RAISED WILL GO TO LOCAL CHILDREN'S CHARITIES.

(STAND UP) Manuel Gallegus/CBS News/Los Angeles

PHANTOM MENACE IS THE FIRST OF THREE NEW EPISODES DUE OUT BY 2005. BY THEN CREATOR GEORGE LUCAS' FINAL VISION WILL BE COMPLETE. AND MOVIEGOERS WILL GET TO SEE ALL OF 6 MOVIES BACK TO BACK. MG, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[E-Wilson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-17;]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A huge crowd packed the Roanoke Civic Center last night to hear legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson.
(----------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]

((NAT SOUND))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=nat sound]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilson lit up the stage with her soft, jazz music and dynamic voice.
The singer said her music seems to have a way of appealing to people of all ages.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:30:52]
[IN Q=Three and four]

((NANCY WILSON/JAZZ SINGER: I HAVE GRANDMOTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN TO SHOWS WITH THEIR DAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT WORTH WHILE.... YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE SINGING SONGS THAT LAST AND NOT JUST SONGS FOR TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Wilson/ Singer]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q= songs for today.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Wilson has been in the business for 60 years and recently released her 60th album.

[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


The White House website is temporarily shut down following a cyber attack.
And, you can check out clips from the movie Star Wars on-line.
Eric Earnhart has more in Web Watch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The White House website]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS :05]
The White House website is back up and running after hackers shut it down last week posting anti-NATO messages. A person claiming to be the hacker says he did it just because it was easy.
The U.S. is considering ordering a major sattelite company to stop transmitting internet access into Yugoslavia.
If you're looking for a way to connect with Oklahoma tornado victim's online, the Oklahoman newspaper website can help.
You can post messages on the tornado forum, find friends and relatives, and check a list of relief organizations.

The Tour D Festival bicycle race rolls into Roanoke over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing 20 thousand dollars in prizes with it, learn more about the race, even download an entry form at Tourdfestival-dot-com.

[natsot]



If waiting for the Phantom Menace is about to send you into hyperspace.... relax, the official Star Wars episode one website has plenty of video clips, interviews and behind the scenes information to keep you busy for the next few days.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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It was high drama in the N-B-A playoffs last night as the first round draws to a close--
The Knicks eliminated the Heat on a last second shot and the Jazz needed to go to Overtime to send the upstart Kings home.
Here to tell you all about it is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Republican presidential hopeful Elizabeth Dole delivered the commencement address at Hollins University yesterday.

Dole said the women will play an important role in society as leaders.
She also invited the graduates to join her campaign.
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They may have been allowed at the reunion, but descendants of one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves will have to wait for official recognition.
The Monticello Association of Jefferson's kin appointed a committee for further research into the issue of Jefferson's paternity of one or more of SallyHemings' children.
A report will be delivered before the group's next annual meeting.
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V-M-I cadets helped re-create the Civil War battle that took the lives of ten cadets.
Almost two-thousand people re-enacted the Battle of New Market over the weekend.
The V-M-I cadets were called into service to fight at the 18-64 battle.
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