[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An eletrical fire closes downtown Roanoke.
A live update is ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And one day after Yugoslav President Milosevic is indicted on war crimes, Russia's top envoy for Kosovo is back in Belgrade, with a new plan in hand to end the fighting.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear skies and light winds overnight have brought some chilly wake-up temperatures in the 40s and 50s....
But with high pressure in control, you can expect those numbers to eventually climb into the 80s by this afternoon.
A preview of your pleasant holiday weekend, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Electrical-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-26 TC05:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


Downtown Roanoke has returned to normal this morning after most of it was shut down last night following an electrical fire.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Stacey Microwave]


Stacey Martin has been following the story and is here with the details.
[Live= Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


That's right Melanie, the fire is out and traffic is once again flowing through most of downtown Roanoke but it was quite a different story last night.
(Rollcue: different story last night.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire burned intensely]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Roanoke Deputy Fire Chief; :14]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=later around 1 a-m.]

((The fire burned intensely for more than three hours.
A transformer apparently exploded and started to burn-- eventually igniting two other transformers nearby.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22.59.53 - 22.00.08]
[IN Q=Each transformer is]

((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS: EACH TRANSFORMER IS SEALED BUT THEN WITH THE PROBLEM THAT WE'VE HAD.. THAT SEAL HAS BEEN BROKEN AND WE'VE HAD A LEAKAGE OF MINERAL OIL AND EACH TRANSFORMER HOLDS APPROXIMATELY 300 GALLONS OF MINERAL OIL IN THAT.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=oil in that.]


Firefighters first tried to let it burn itself out -- then opted to douse it with foam.
When that didn't work, they turned off the electricity and were finally able to put it out.
The blackout affected about a 25 block area and prompted concern among several business owners about the security of their companies.
Power was eventually restored around around 1 a-m.))
[Live=Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Police and firefighters began leaving as soon as the fire was out.
They reopened several streets that were closed except for this small square block behind me near the intersections of Luck Avenue, Franklin Road and Jefferson Street where the fire once burned.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Stacey Microwave]


The clean-up there continues and police say it could be hours before the block is reopened to traffic.

[County-Rezone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


The old Moore's Lumber building on Williamson Road won't be turned into a nightclub.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Dozens of people showed up at the Board of Supervisors meeting last night with with one goal in mind-- to stop Spur's Lounge and Restaurant from coming to the neighborhood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=they can gloss]

((BOB STULL/CONCERNED CITIZEN: THEY CAN GLOSS THESE PLACES OVER ANY KIND OF WAY THEY WANT TO. BUT, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS, ONCE YOU GET IN THERE FORTY-FIVE MINUTES AFTER IT STARTS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE DRUNK. THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE AND WHEN THEY GET IN THE CAR READY TO GO HOME THEY'RE GOING TO KILL PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Stull/Concerned Citizen]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to kill people]
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[VO-NAT]


Earlier rumors indicated three night clubs would be crammed into the former Moore's building.
However, the owner of Spur's said their plans had always included opening only two businesses.
But, a majority of the supervisors weren't swayed by promises of strict noise control and peaceful crowds and they denied the permit by a vote of four to nothing.
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[henry-school]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=from tape 99-22]
[GRAPHIC=school safety]


In Port Huran, Michigan, more testimony is expected today at hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to try to two middle school boys for conspiracy to commit murder.
Two of their friends are already being prosecuted as adults on the same charge.
Several of their classmates testified yesterday that the boys planned to hold their principal at gunpoint, force him to call an assembly, and then massacre their schoolmates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Incidents like this and the Columbine shootings have led to safety summits at all 20 Henry County schools.
About 40 showed up at Rich Acres Elementary Shcool last night to lear about the newest safety measures, like security cameras.
They'll be in all county high schools next year and later all middle schools.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((STEVE BURTON/BASSETT M.S. PRINCIPAL: THE KIDS KNOW ITS THERE AND I HAVE SEEN LESS THINGS GOING ON IN THE HALLWAY THAN THERE WERE BEFORE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'RE BEING WATCHED.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Burton/Bassett Middle School Principal;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THEY'RE BEING WATCHED.]
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[VO-NAT]


All school buses will also be equipped with cameras next year.
School administrators are also taking suggestions from parents like visitors badges and bus evacuation drills.
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[E-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-17 31:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Lynchburg jury must make a life or death decision in the capital murder case of Darrell Lamont Fleming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Fleming was convicted Wednesday of capital murder for the stabbing death of 16-year- old Corey Pennix last August.

His attorneys say Fleming was "a good man who did a bad thing" when he killed Pennix, then stole drugs and money from him.
The seven-man, five- woman jury will decide between life in prison or the death penalty later this morning.
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[Arlington-Flags]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]


On Monday the nation will remember those who have died for this country in combat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]

[4;38:41]
Memorial Day activities are already underway in Virginia.
Yesterday U-S Servicemen and women honored our war dead by placing small American flags before each gravesite at Arlington National Cemetary.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports this morning--
Roy Stanley is here with high school playoff action in baseball and soccer.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=more later on mornin]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Kolpas/Cookbook Author; :15]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

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

[E-Pulaski-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-10 2:06:10]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Co. Drug Arrest]


A lengthy undercover drug investigation in Pulaski County has led to the arrest of around two dozen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


A grand jury issued the indictments this week and officers began making arrests yesterday morning.
By noon, about half of those charged had been taken into custody.
The investigation was a joint effort by officers from the Dublin police department, state police and the Pulaski County sheriff's department.
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[SOT 10:12:16]
[IN Q= It helps]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: IT HELPS IN MANPOWER, RESOURCES, EQUIPMENT, AND THE LUXURY OF HAVING OFFICERS BEING ABLE TO TAKE BREAKS, BACK OFF FOR A WHILE AND CONTINUE AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=continue again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff Davis says the investigation will likely result in additional charges, as well.
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[E-Wells]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-16 33:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former substitute teacher at Pulaski County high school is accused of providing students with marijuana and cigarettes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


34-year old Andrea Lynn Wells was arrested at her home in Radford yesterday morning.
Investigators say Wells would sell and give cigarettes to students while working at the school.
The marijuana charges are the result of alleged activity off-school property.
Police say Wells smoked a joint with two students at one of their houses.
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[E-Forest-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC19:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Three students and a janitor have been charged in connection with a marijuana distribution ring at Jefferson Forest High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Bedford County authorities say they've had their eye on the suspects for about a year.
A 17-year old and two 15-year old students are charged with distributing marijuana.
The janitor, 38-year old Wayne N. Braxton, is charged with buying it.
Authorities say more arrests could be made.
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[E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:28:21]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex]


Two dismal years at Tultex have left shareholders with many questions.
They got few answers at the company's annual meeting yesterday.
But they did get a promise.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Martinsville's biggest employer said things will get better.
Management apologized for sinking profits and stock prices.
It blamed company losses on overseas competition and customers who have stopped buying sweatshirts.
The company introduced its new president, who says Tultex can turn around its fortunes with some creative marketing.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:37]
[IN Q=you get]

((JAMES CHRISS/TULTEX PRESIDENT: YOU GET PEOPLE TO BUY MORE SWEATSHIRTS BY MAKING SWEATSHIRTS THAT THEY WANT TO BUY. THAT MAY SOUND SIMPLE BUT WE HAVE TO TALK TO CONSUMERS ... DO SOME RESEARCH ... AND MAKE WHAT THEY WANT.))
[SUPER=01-James Chriss/Tultex President;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=WHAT THEY WANT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The company says there won't be any other changes in management.
Tultex would not reveal how much its new president is getting paid.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Federal health officials are on a mission to keep chickenpox from spreading through day care and elementary schools.
Jeffrey Kofman has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( RUSHING A HEART ATTACK VICTIM TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL... MAY NOT BE THE WISEST DECISION FOR SAVING THAT PERSON'S LIFE.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT, ELDERLY PATIENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE HEART ATTACKS.. IF THEY'RE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO A HOSPITAL WHICH HANDLES A HIGH VOLUME OF THESE CASES.
RESEARCHERS SAY EVEN IF THAT HOPSITAL IS NOT THE CLOSEST ONE... HEART ATTACK PATIENTS WILL STILL BE BETTER OFF IN THE LONG-RUN.
THAT'S BECAUSE THESE FACILITIES USUALLY HAVE A MORE EXPERIENCED STAFF.. AND USE MORE AGGRESSIVE TREATMENTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT A COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASE TO BECOME A RARITY.
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS RECOMMENDING THAT -ALL- STATES REQUIRE CHICKENPOX VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN ENTERING DAY CARE OR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
ABOUT FOUR MILLION AMERICANS GET THE CHICKENPOX EACH YEAR-- AND SOME OF THEM DIE.
EXPERTS SAY THE VACCINE WILL HELP PREVENT FUTURE DEATHS.//
VT=VO?

((vo?))
A LAB EXPERIMENT COULD OFFER HOPE FOR VICTIMS OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES.
RESEARCHERS IN MASSACHUSETTS SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO REPAIR SEVERED SPINAL CORDS IN RATS.. BY TRICKING THE NERVE CELLS INTO GROWING AGAIN.
THE APPROACH THEY USED CANNOT BE APPLIED TO HUMANS, BUT SCIENTISTS SAY THIS OPENS A WHOLE NEW DOOR TO SPINAL CORD TREATMENT.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M JEFFREY KOFMAN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


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



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

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Nearly a dozen streets had to be closed in downtown Roanoke last night after an underground transformer blew sparking a fire and igniting two other nearby transformers.
After battling the blaze for three hours, it was put out at about one this morning.
Traffic is once again moving in most of the downtown area.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin is on his way to Belgrade, but he warns thewar crimes indictment of Yugoslavia's president will only make his peace mission more difficult.
Yesterday the U-N War Crimes tribunal world court announced Milosevic had been indicted for war crimes, the first time ever for a sitting president.
At the heart of the indictment is evidence Milosevic ordered the expulsion of more than 700-thousand Kosvar Albanians.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some of those refugees are in Albania and that's where more than a million dollars of emergency supplies was sent via central Virginia.
Vernon Brewer of Bedford County's World Help, traveled to the refugee camps last week to oversee his group's latest shipment of food, clothing and medicine.
Brewer calls conditions of the camps shocking.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday May 28.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Electrical-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-26 TC05:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


A fire last night in downtown Roanoke shut down nearly a dozen streets and took firefighters several hours to put it out.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Stacey/Microwave]


Stacey Martin has been following the story and is here with the details.
[Live= Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Melanie, the fire was finally put out around one in the morning and now traffic is once again moving freely throughout most of downtown Roanoke.
(Rollcue:most of downtown Roanoke.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire burned intensely]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Roanoke Deputy Fire Chief; :14]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=later around 1 a-m.]

((The fire burned intensely for more than three hours.
A transformer apparently exploded and started to burn-- eventually igniting two other transformers nearby.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22.59.53 - 22.00.08]
[IN Q=Each transformer is]

((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS: EACH TRANSFORMER IS SEALED BUT THEN WITH THE PROBLEM THAT WE'VE HAD.. THAT SEAL HAS BEEN BROKEN AND WE'VE HAD A LEAKAGE OF MINERAL OIL AND EACH TRANSFORMER HOLDS APPROXIMATELY 300 GALLONS OF MINERAL OIL IN THAT.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=oil in that.]


Firefighters first tried to let it burn itself out -- then opted to douse it with foam.
When that didn't work, they turned off the electricity and were finally able to put it out.
The blackout affected about a 25 block area and prompted concern among several business owners about the security of their companies.
Power was eventually restored around around 1 a-m.))
[Live=Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Police and firefighters began leaving as soon as the fire was out.
They reopened several streets that were closed except for this small square block behind me near the intersections of Luck Avenue, Franklin Road and Jefferson Street where the fire once burned.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Stacey/Microwave]


The clean-up there continues and police say it could be hours before the block is reopened to traffic.

[E-Accident-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-24 22:50]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Deadly Ax]


The truck driver arrested in connection with Wednesday's fatal accident on Interstate 81 near Christiansburg is scheduled to stand trial in September.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Wednesday; ]


31-year old Richard Wayne West was charged with involuntary manslaughter just hours after his rig crossed the median and collided with a car.
The elderly New York couple inside the Ford Taurus were killed instantly.
At his arraignment yesterday afternoon, West was appointed an attorney- His trial date was set for September 20th.


[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Wednesday;]


West initially told police he blew a tire but later said he lost control after glancing at the floorboard.
West has NOT yet posted the 75- thousand dollar bond needed for his release from jail.
(------------------)


[E-Truck-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:22:04]
[GRAPHIC=Truck Safety]


As the volume of truck traffic continues to grow on Interstate 81, so does concern about the condition of those eighteen wheelers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Across Virgina, 44 state troopers are assigned to Motor Carrier Safety.
Last year, they conducted 40-thousand truck inspections... checking systems that affect safety including brakes, suspension, lights, and tires.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT01:02:12]
[IN Q=As far as checks you know]

((AS FAR AS CHECKS YOU KNOW, THE TROOPERS CHECK HERE AT THE SCALES A LOT, BUT THEY CHECK EVERYWHERE IN THE STATE. YOU MAY FIND THEM DOWN ON 220 IN MARTINSVILLE. YOU MAY FIND THEM ON 58 IN MARTINSVILLE. YOU MAY FIND THEM ON 460 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-1st. Sgt. Frank Duffy/State Police]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=in Montgomery County.]
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[VO-NAT]


On a busy day, thirteen THOUSAND trucks pass through the Hollins Scales on interstate 81... more than 250- thousand in a single month.
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[2-E-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-17 31:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Lynchburg jury must whether Darrell Lamont Fleming will live or die.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Fleming was convicted Wednesday of capital murder for the stabbing death of 16-year- old Corey Pennix last August.

His attorneys say Fleming was "a good man who did a bad thing" when he killed Pennix, then stole drugs and money from him.
The seven-man, five- woman jury will decide between life in prison or the death penalty later this morning.
(------------)


[2-County-Rezone]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


A victory for opponents of a proposed nightclub on Williamson Road.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Dozens of people showed up at the Board of Supervisors meeting last night with with one goal in mind-- to stop Spur's Lounge and Restaurant from coming to the neighborhood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=they can gloss]

((BOB STULL/CONCERNED CITIZEN: THEY CAN GLOSS THESE PLACES OVER ANY KIND OF WAY THEY WANT TO. BUT, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS, ONCE YOU GET IN THERE FORTY-FIVE MINUTES AFTER IT STARTS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE DRUNK. THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE AND WHEN THEY GET IN THE CAR READY TO GO HOME THEY'RE GOING TO KILL PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Stull/Concerned Citizen]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to kill people]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Earlier rumors indicated three night clubs would be crammed into the former Moore's building.
However, the owner of Spur's said their plans had always included opening only two businesses.
But, a majority of the supervisors weren't swayed by promises of strict noise control and peaceful crowds and they denied the permit by a vote of four to nothing.
(------------)


[2-henry-school]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=from tape 99-22]
[GRAPHIC=school safety]


In Port Huran, Michigan, more testimony is expected today at hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to try to two middle school boys for conspiracy to commit murder.
Two of their friends are already being prosecuted as adults on the same charge.
Several of their classmates testified yesterday that the boys planned to hold their principal at gunpoint, force him to call an assembly, and then massacre their schoolmates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Incidents like this and the Columbine shootings have led to safety summits at all 20 Henry County schools.
About 40 showed up at Rich Acres Elementary Shcool last night to lear about the newest safety measures, like security cameras.
They'll be in all county high schools next year and later all middle schools.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((STEVE BURTON/BASSETT M.S. PRINCIPAL: THE KIDS KNOW ITS THERE AND I HAVE SEEN LESS THINGS GOING ON IN THE HALLWAY THAN THERE WERE BEFORE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'RE BEING WATCHED.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Burton/Bassett Middle School Principal;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THEY'RE BEING WATCHED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


All school buses will also be equipped with cameras next year.
School administrators are also taking suggestions from parents like visitors badges and bus evacuation drills.
(------------)


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=today on N7M]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norman Kolpas/Cookbook Author; :11]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]


[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: cookbook))

[Milosevic]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Milosevic]


Russia's efforts to end the crisis in Kosovo could be doomed, now that Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic is a wanted man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]

[4:16:28]
Russian envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, is in Belgrade today for a new round of peace talks.
This comes a day after the world court announced Milosevic had been indicted for war crimes, the first time ever for a sitting president.
Four of his top aides have also been indicted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Chargin them with....]
[SUPER=01-Louise Arbour/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=laws and customs of war.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


At the heart of the indictment is evidence Milosevic ordered the expulsion of more than 700 thousand Kosvar Albanians and is reponsible for the gruesome torture and murder of at least 340 Albanian men.
And the list of of charges is expected to grow.
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[E-Kosovo-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-14 TC1:03:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than a million dollars of emergency supplies has made its way from central Virginia to Albania, thanks to your donations and a Bedford County organization.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-World Help]


Vernon Brewer of World Help traveled to the refugee camps last week to oversee his group's latest shipment of food, clothing and medicine.
Brewer says the conditions of the camps are shocking.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:45:26]
[IN Q=I was not]

((VERNON BREWER/WORLD HELP: I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THE SIGHT OF REFUGEES ON EVERY CORNER, SLEEPING IN THE STREETS, SLEEPING ON BLANKETS IN TENT CITIES. I'D SAY IF I SUMMED IT UP IN ONE WORD, IT WOULD BE `HORRIFIC'. THE DEVASTATION, THE EMOTIONAL DRAIN THESE PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH, THE STORIES THEY TOLD ME WERE INCREDIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Vernon Brewer/World Help]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=were incredible.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Brewer says the Kosovar refugees were extremely grateful for the help the outside world has sent them.
(------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In sports this morning--
All the latest from the raceway in Charlotte with Mike Stevens--
And over 400 soccer games will be played in the valley this weekend.
Here with the details is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=2:53]
[OUT Q=have a great day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Things are almost back to normal in downtown Roanoke after last night's underground electrical fire.
An underground transformer exploded and caught two others on fire.
The fire burned intensely for about three hours.
The power is now back on and the streets reopened except for some lane closures near the intersection of Luck Avenue, Franklin Road and Jefferson Street.
It could be several more hours before that area is reopened to traffic.
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Darrell Lamont Fleming could learn today whether he'll live or die.
A Lynchburg jury convicted him of capital murder on Wednesday.
The sentencing phase of his trial resumes later this morning.
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A restaraunt and lounge won't be coming to the old Moore's building on Williamson Road.
Dozens of people showed up at the Board of Supervisors meeting last night with with one goal in mind-- to stop Spur's Lounge and Restaurant from coming to the neighborhood.
A majority of the supervisors weren't swayed by promises of strict noise control and peaceful crowds and they denied the permit by a vote of four to nothing.
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This holiday weekend will be a busy one on the roads.
But those who prefer to travel in larger vehicles, like R-V's might make a beeline to Meadows of Dan..
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This campground off the Blue Ridge Parkway has only been open for a couple of years, but its managers say a lot of people know where to find it.
There are 21 sites with full hook-ups.
And for those who prefer more LUXURY when they travel...two log cabins are also available for rent.
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Join us for more about the campground in this week's "Time Off", coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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