[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Israel is about to embark on a new road of leadership under a man who may get the stalled peace process back on track.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a man drowns in the New River while attempting to rescue a stranger.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Waking up to some clouds this morning...we'll see some sunshine breaking through by afternoon.
But this evening looks fairly wet.
We'll talk about the possibility of some rain and thundertorms, coming up in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Israel-election]


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


President Clinton is wasting no time making a pitch for peace in the Middle East to Israel's newly elected prime minister.
Mr. Clinton has called on Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') to pursue land-for-peace accords with the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon.
Jesse Schulman reports on the landslide victory for Barak.
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[SOT]

[4:03;20]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=tel Aviv]

(( (LOCATOR: TEL AVIV) Even the earliest projections left no room for doubt - Labor party candidate Ehud Barak has been elected the next Prime Minister of Israel... dealing the incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu a crushing defeat. So decisive was the result, that Netanyahu was conceding the race a bare half hour after polls closed... long before official results were available. And he went a step further.. announcing he was resigning as leader of his party - leaving politics for what he called a "time out" to be with his family. Charismatic and controversial, rarely has any politician flown so high and fallen so fast. Netanyahu fought a vicious campaign, laced with accusations that Barak was in league with Israel's enemies... But his vaunted skills as a political salesman failed to carry the day... In three years in power he turned too many allies into enemies, and lost too much trust among the public. The victor, Ehud Barak is committed to resuming the peace process Netanyahu froze... he claims to be the successor of Yitzhak Rabin... a tough ex-soldier determined to find a way to make peace. JESSE SCHULMAN/STAND-UP CLOSE (ADDED FOR 04NATIONAL)))

[E-Reax-Israel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-21 13:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Observers expect the Middle East peace process to be at the top of the new Prime Minister's agenda.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Rabbi Manes (MAH-nays) Kogan, with Roanoke's Beth Israel Synagogue says Barak will have more support from the United States, but his success will depend on the government he puts together.
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[SOT 18:46:03]
[IN Q=I think he will]

((RABBI MANES KOGAN/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE; I THINK HE WILL HAVE MORE SUPPORT THAN NETANYAHU HAD, BUT HIS MAIN TASK WILL BE HOW HE WILL BUILD A COALITION, HOW HE WILL BUILD THE GOVERNMENT NOW, WHO HE WILL CALL TO GOVERN WITH HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Rabbi Manes Kogan/Beth Israel Synagogue]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=govern with him]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kogan says the new Israeli government might have to deal with more violence, if radical Arab groups increase their efforts to thwart the peace process.

[E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-19 11:18]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


A Christiansburg man drowned in the New River while trying to rescue a stranger.
The victim has been identified as 26-year old Jimmy Gilmore, a man described by friends as a good swimmer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


His body was recovered near McCoy Falls, in Montgomery County, around seven last night.
According to witnesses, he disappeared while trying to help a panicked young woman who apparently couldn't swim.
A couple of bystanders who ran to help the pair were eventually able to help the young woman to shore but could NOT get to Gilmore.
Lifeguard- 10 located his body about three hours later.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She was ]

((JOHN PEREZ/WITNESS: SHE WAS HYSTERICAL, SHE WAS, JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE HER WAS IN THE WATER SOMEWHERE AND SHE COULDN'T FIND HIM, SHE KEPT TRYING TO GET UP AND GO BACK IN THE WATER, SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN, SHE JUST WASN'T IN ANY SHAPE TO BE GOING IN THE WATER.))
[SUPER=01-John Perez/Witness; :00]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the water.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The young woman was NOT seriously injured.
She's been identified as 18- year old Jennifer Preston.
Friends say the two did NOT know each other before the incident.
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[1-Sports]


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


Former Nebraska Cornhusker football coach Tom Osborne visited southwest Virginia yesterday--carrying a message for today's athletes.
Bringing you our first look at sports this morning is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Morning folks]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=in a little bit]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Azurae Windwalker/Herbalist; :17]
[SUPER=03-Thaxton; :43]
[RUNS=2:48]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[S-Pluma]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:48:03]
[GRAPHIC=Pluma Chapter 11]


More bad news for Pluma.
The textile company has announced it's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


This comes only weeks after the company announced it would close two sewing plants in Chatham and Alta Vista.
More than 330 workers from both plants will be laid off by July.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows the company to reorganize its debts, while protecting it from creditors.
It does not mean that Pluma will close.
The company lost 36-million dollars in 19-98.
It maintains a plant in Martinsville that employs 450 people.
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[E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-13 1:00:28]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


The city of Roanoke is renewing its call for voluntary water conservation. At the same time it's preparing mandatory restrictions that will take effect if the water level at Carvins Cove continues to drop.
Joe Dashiell has more on the water shortage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last week's rainfall]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Bowers; :22]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :53]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=N7 Botetourt County.]


((Last week's rainfall helped just a little. The water level in the reservoir is holding steady at eighteen point four feet below the spillway.
With a hot and dry summer ahead, the city is renewing its call for voluntary conservation. If council approves, mandatory restrictions and penalties would kick in when the level reaches 24 feet below the spillway.
[SOT 00:12:07]
[IN Q=We still need to ask]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE STILL NEED TO ASK EVERYBODY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY TO HELP US CONSERVE WATER. WE'RE GETTING INTO A CRITICAL SITUATION. LET'S PULL TOGETHER. LET'S DO THE RIGHT THING AND TRY TO CONSERVE SO WE WON'T BE IN A MORE CRITICAL SITUATION LATER ON.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=situation later on.]


Council members say they are still catching heat from citizens who question why the city is selling water to Roanoke County, at the same time it's calling for conservation.
But members underscored the fact that most of those county residents are in neighborhoods not served by the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
[SOT 00:22:09]
[IN Q=And if we simply]

((AND IF WE SIMPLY TURNED OFF A PROVERBIAL VALVE AND SAID WELL SINCE CARVINS COVE IS LOW WE WON'T SEND ANY WATER OUT THERE, THEY WOULD GO DUST DRY.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=go dust dry.]
(STAND-UP CLOSE)


City council will vote on the water conservation program at its first meeting in June.
In the meantime, Mayor David Bowers is hoping for some help from a higher power. He's asking the city's churches to observe a day of prayer next Sunday.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))

[E-Bedford-Development]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:07:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new kind of residential development is in the works for Bedford County.. one aimed at the country's aging baby boomer population.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Developers yesterday unveiled plans for the Glenbrooke community, to be built on 170 acres of farm land just outside the Lynchburg city limits.
Glenbrooke will be the area's first "age- qualified" community, open only to residents 45 and older.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:30:40]
[IN Q=Also there are]

((BARRY TERRY/BOONSBORO DEVELOPERS: ALSO THERE ARE QUITE A FEW INDUSTRIES LOCALLY WHO HAVE HIRED OUTSIDE ENGINEERING STAFF AND THEY'VE MOVED HERE, THEY HAVE FAMILIES HERE, THEY'RE SETTLED HERE AND THEY LOVE THE BEAUTY OF THE AREA, AND WE'RE ANTICIPATING ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF OUR MARKET BEING FROM OUTSIDE VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Terry/Boonsboro Developers]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=from outside Virginia.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 60- million dollar project should be complete within seven years.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, doctors help a child's heart-- with that of a cow.
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=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( AN INDIANA TODDLER IS SAID TO BE IN FAIR CONDITION TODAY.. AFTER BECOMING THE FIRST PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES.. TO HAVE A COW VALVE TRANSPLANTED IN HIS HEART.
VT=VO

((vo))
THIRTEEN-MONTH OLD, RYAN DOTY, WAS BORN WITH ONE HEART VALVE--INSTEAD OF TWO.
AND UNFORTUNATELY, AN INFANT HEART VALVE TRANSPLANT FAILED.
SO ON MONDAY, DOCTORS AT RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.. GAVE RYAN A VAVLE TAKEN FROM A COW'S NECK.
THE PROCEDURE IS NOT APPROVED HERE IN THE U-S, BUT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED IT.. BECAUSE RYAN WAS SO GRAVELY ILL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT CHILDREN IN NEED OF LIVER TRANSPLANTS ARE DYING.. WHILE AVAILABLE ORGANS ARE GOING TO ADULT.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH FOUND THAT TWO-THIRDS OF CHILDREN'S LIVERS DONATED FOR TRANSPLANT IN THE U-S... WENT TO ADULT PATIENTS EACH YEAR.. AS DOZENS OF KIDS DIED.
EXPERTS SAY THE NATION'S DONOR SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THE TYPE OF DEPRESSION THAT MANY NEW MOTHERS FEEL.. COULD HAVE A LONG-TERM EFFECT ON THEIR BABIES.
RESEARCHERS AT EMORY UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT MOTHERS WITH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION--AND THEIR INFANTS--HAD HIGH LEVELS OF A STRESS HORMONE CALLED CORTISOL.
THE BABIES' CORTISOL LEVELS REMAINED HIGH.. EVEN MONTHS AFTER THEIR MOTHERS SOUGHT TREATMENT.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
AND 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#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]



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

((Archive: phantom menace)) [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]


Israel's new prime minister is promising to heal divisions and be a leader for all the people.
Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') won a landslide victory over Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday.
Barak's election has been greeted enthusiastically by world leaders, including President Clinton, hoping for a rejuvenated Middle East peace process.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Classes resumed yesterday at a Michigan middle school after it closed Friday following reports of a planned massacre.
Authorities say the four suspects reportedly planned to rob a gun store to get the weapons they needed.
Two of the young suspects face a hearing before a judge today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the force is expected to show its strength today in the Roanoke Valley.
Fans today will be able to purchase tickets for Star Wars: Episode One, the Phantom Menace.
The film opens tomorrow.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday May 18.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-15 27:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man suspected of running a moonshine business killed himself Sunday -- now some neighbors blame federal investigators for his suicide.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Agents say Ramsey Helms' store - Helms Farmers Exchange - was the biggest seller of moonshine ingredients nationwide.
Ramsey Helms shot himself at home before he could be charged.
Kenneth Dudley -- a former ABC agent -- blames investigators who accused Helms publicly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:05:18]
[IN Q=I feel it should]

((I FEEL IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN IN THE PAPER OR ON T-V UNTIL A SUBJECT IS ARRESTED OR INDICTED. OTHERWISE HE MAY NOT BE GUILTY OR INDICTED. THE COMMUNITY, THEY'RE ALL TO PIECES ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Dudley/Former ABC Agent;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=pieces about it]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Ramsey Helms' brother Billy is still under investigation for helping run the store.
A-B-C agents and the Helms family declined to comment on camera.
Agents say many suspected moonshiners will be charged next month.

[E-Bryant]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11 57:04]
[GRAPHIC=Bryant]


A Roanoke Antiques dealer is behind bars this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


54-year old Clyde Bryant has been free on bond- -since his arrest in North Carolina last September.
But the judge ordered his bond revoked, now that Bryant has pleaded guilty to two new felonies: money laundering and wire fraud.
The F-B-I says Bryant handled more than 10-thousand dollars in fraudulent transactions between 1993 and 1996.... and squandered his investors' money.
Bryant is likely to get five years to serve, as part of the plea agreement.
He owes at least 2-and-a half million dollars, but does not have assets to make restitution.
(------------)


[2-E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-19 11:18]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


An attempt to rescue a panicked swimmer turned deadly for a Christiansbrg man.
The victim has been identified as 26-year old Jimmy Gilmore, a man described by friends as a good swimmer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


His body was recovered near McCoy Falls, in Montgomery County, around seven last night.
According to witnesses, he disappeared while trying to help a panicked young woman who apparently couldn't swim.
A couple of bystanders who ran to help the pair were eventually able to help the young woman to shore but could NOT get to Gilmore.
Lifeguard- 10 located his body about three hours later.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She was ]

((JOHN PEREZ/WITNESS: SHE WAS HYSTERICAL, SHE WAS, JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE HER WAS IN THE WATER SOMEWHERE AND SHE COULDN'T FIND HIM, SHE KEPT TRYING TO GET UP AND GO BACK IN THE WATER, SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN, SHE JUST WASN'T IN ANY SHAPE TO BE GOING IN THE WATER.))
[SUPER=01-John Perez/Witness; :00]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the water.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The young woman was NOT seriously injured.
She's been identified as 18- year old Jennifer Preston.
Friends say the two did NOT know each other before the incident.
(------------------)




[Missing-Person]


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


Pittsylvania County authorities are searching for a woman from Ringgold who disappeared over the weekend.
Thirty-seven year old Patty Jo Pulley went into Danville to shop on Friday evening.
Her Ford pickup was found across the state line in North Carolina Saturday afternoon.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Full Screen Board]
She's descibed as 5-foot-7, 135-pounds, with dark blond hair and green eyes.
If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 1- 800 - 791 - 0044.
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[E-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-9 2:02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Two Serb prisoners of war are getting closer to going home.
This moring, United States military authorities say the release process has begun -- but they cite the Geneva Convention in refusing to release details.
Meantime, some Kosovar refugees are closer to making a new home in our area.
Three families will settle in Martinsville, where they'll get a special welcome from a doctor who was once a refugee himself.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Dr. (Zz-eye Ha-sanee) Xaje Hasanaj fled Kosovo for the U-S nine years ago.
Now, he's a doctor of internal medicine in Eden, North Carolina.
He'll be in Martinsville to greet the refugee families and help them get settled.
26 members of Hasanaj's (Ha-sanee's) own family are in refugee camps in Macedonia and Albania.
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[SOT 1:151:25 - 1:51:42]
[IN Q=They dream to come here...]

((DR. XAJE HASANAJ: THEY DREAM TO COME HERE. UNTIL THEY GET ESTABLISHED, BUT THEIR GOAL IS TO GO BACK HOME. TO COME HERE IS JUST MORE SO TO KIND OF FORGET THE TRAUMA THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Xaje Hasanaj;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=been through]
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[VO-NAT]


Hasanaj (HASANEE) says he will be a translator and help the refugees with medical problems.
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[barak-election]


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


President Clinton says he's ready to work with Israel's new prime minister on securing peace in the Middle East.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Mr. Clinton has called Ehrud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') to congratulate him.
Barak promises to bring peace and security to his divided nation.
It was landslide victory for Barak over incumbent BenjaminNetanyahu.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[8 pm newspath 8:05:43] (( BARAK: I HOPE WE ARE AT THE FIRST STEP FOR UNITY AND CHANGE AND NEW HOPE FOR ISRAEL.))
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister-Elect;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=new hope for Israel.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Barak has pledged to withdraw troops from the west bank.. and finalize a peace deal with the palestinians.
(------------)



[mi-plot]


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


Two of the boys charged with plotting a mass- killing at their Michigan school will be in court today.
The 12- and 13-year-olds face a hearing in juvenile court.
Police now say the boys, along with two 14-year-olds, planned to rob a gun store to get weapons.
Meantime, classes resumed yesterday at Holland Woods Middle School under tight security.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:07:21]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Port-Huron, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Kendrick/Parent;:10 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bill Kimball/Superintendent; :49]
[SUPER=01-Elmore Brown/Prosecutor; :58]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Michigan.]

(( (LOCATOR: PORT HURON, MI) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE A BOMB WAS FOUND NEAR A MICHIGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL, STUDENTS WERE BACK IN CLASS MONDAY. POLICE WERE THERE TOO-CHECKING EVERYONE WHO CAME ON CAMPUS.
(SOT STEVE KENDRICK/PARENT)

"I don't feel the school is safe at all, I don't think they should have even had it open." THE DEVICE WAS FOUND THURDAY AT HOLLAND WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PORT HURON-SO FAR POLICE DON'T KNOW WHO PUT IT THERE. IT WAS DISCOVERED JUST TWO DAYS AFTER FOUR STUDENTS WERE CHARGED WITH PLOTTING TO KILL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL. THE SUSPECTS, TWO 14 AND TWO 13, ARE STILL IN CUSTODY. SOME STUDENTS SAY THEY WERE CONSIDERED OUTSIDERS. POLICE SAY THE PLAN SOUNDS SIMILAR TO LAST MONTH'S HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE IN COLORADO WHERE 15 PEOPLE DIED.
(SOT STUDENT-NO SUPER)

"they were prejudice about blacks or if they were rich people, too rich or too poor, or they thought they were preps or snots." SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY A STUDENT OVERHEARD THE BOYS AND NOTIFIED THEM.
(SOT, BILL KIMBALL/SUPERINTENDENT)

"We're thankful the system worked here and that we haven't had a tragedy. tThe kids did what we had hoped they would do." PROSECUTORS AREN'T SURE IF THE ALLEGED PLOT AND BOMB ARE RELATED.
(SOT, ELMORE BROWN/PROSECUTOR)

"The coincidence of the manner in which it was found, where it was located and the timing of it certainly makes us suspicious." SECURITY WILL REMAIN TIGHT UNTIL THE SUMMER BREAK IN THREE WEEKS.
(STANDUP : DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)

"Whether these arrests actually prevented a tragedy may never be known. But even without a shot being fired, the calm in this small town has been shattered. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Port Huron, Michigan."))

[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Azurae Windwalker/Herbalist; :27]
[SUPER=03-Thaxton; :53 (quick)]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=tasty too]


[tape ends on me...wipe or fade? into Steve Live]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.]
(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 947-2423/Azurae Windwalker;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: herbs))

[E-Campers-Starwars]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 TC29:04]
[GRAPHIC=Star Wars]


In just a few hours, Star Wars-Episode 1 will hit morvie theaters across the country.
Eric Earnhart met two earthlings who plan to be in the front row of the welcoming committee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Brian Davenport and]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Davenport/Star Wars Fan; :17]
[SUPER=01-Brian Austin/Star Wars Fan; :37]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 5; :54]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( Brian Davenport and Brian Austin are on a pilgrimage to the other side of the galaxy...
Six days camping in the rain, roasting in the sun, waiting across the street from the Salem Valley Eight for star wars tickets..

[SOT 18:35:58]
[IN Q=it's totally worth ]

(( BRIAN DAVENPORT/STAR WARS FAN; IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT, I'VE BEEN READING A LOT OF ARTICLES IN MAGAZINES AND STUFF AND WE'VE BEEN WAITING 15 YEARS FOR THIS, THIS IS JUST, AS SOON AS IT STARTS GETTING BORING YOU THINK, IT'S AMAZING, FIFTEEN YEARS, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE, I BELIEVE. ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=I believe]



And camping out, they say is fun... after all they have a pool.... they've been getting a lot of attention from radio stations...
And they're being fed... by the force...

[SOT 18:37:13]
[IN Q=a lot of people]

(( BRIAN AUSTIN/STAR WARS FAN; A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BROUGHT US FOOD, JUST FROM HEARING US ON THE RADIO, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COME BY AND SAID HELLO, WE'VE MADE A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS.))
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[OUT Q=new friends]



Don't underestimate the power of the force... it's enough to turn Super Star singers like 98 degrees... in Roanoke two weeks ago... into giggling groupies.

[SOT 18:57:10]
[IN Q=DREW STILL PLAYS]

((98 DEGREES; DREW HE STILL PLAYS WITH THOSE LITTLE ACTION FIGURES... I DO! HE JUST LOST YODA... HE'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL EWOKS...))
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[OUT Q=the original ewoks]



Back to the tent.... with one day left to wait... Brian and Brian continue contemplating the complexities of the cosmos.

[SOT 18:37:42]
[IN Q=I'm definitely at one]

((BRIAN AUSTIN/STAR WARS FAN; I'M DEFINITELY AT ONE WITH THE FORCE AFTER SIX DAYS, SOMETIMES I'M TOO AT ONE WITH THE FORCE I THINK... ))
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[OUT Q=with the force I think]



NOTHING A NICE HOT SHOWER WON'T CURE..
ERIC EARNHART, NEWS 7.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
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(WIPE WIPE WIPE)



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Tickets for the premiere of Star Wars Episode One -- The Phantom Menace -- go on sale at noon in Roanoke.
Carmike Cinemas will play the movie one minute after midnight on Wednesday morning.
Until the movie sells out, individuals will be able to buy as many as 10 tickets.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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There are 360 seats available for the premiere.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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Taking a look at sports this morning--
The Indiana Pacers take a one game lead against the Sixers--
And the Blue Ridge Softball Tourney took to the diamond yesterday--
Here with the details is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The days of May]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
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[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 Christiansburg man drowned yesterday while trying to save a panicked swimmer in the New River.
A couple of bystanders who ran to help the pair were eventually able to get the young woman to shore but could NOT get to 26-year old Jimmy Gilmore.
Lifeguard- 10 located Gilmore's body about three hours later.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Only weeks after Pluma announced it would close two sewing plants in Chatham and Alta Vista, the company has filed for Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy.
Chapter 11 allows the company to reorganize its debts, while protecting it from creditors. It does not mean that Pluma will close.
The company lost 36-million dollars in 1998.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Roanoke antiques dealer may spend five years in prison.
54-year old Clyde Bryant pleaded guilty yesterday to two new felonies: money laundering and wire fraud.
The F-B-I says Bryant handled more than 10-thousand dollars in fraudulent transactions between 1993 and 1996.... and squandered his investors' money at the gaming tables.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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