[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The crime happened more than two decades ago, but the trial continues today in Lewisburg, for the man accused in a deadly bomb attack.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the results from statewide primaries are in, up next we'll have the numbers.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Once again, we'll be flirting with record heat today, with forecast high temperatures in the 90s.
Some slightly cooler air will work its way in by tomorrow...but high pressure keeps us dry.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Bedrosian-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#99-13 1:43:13]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


The results are in from yesterday's primaries.
We start with the House of Delegates where Al Bedrosian will take another shot at Dick Cranwell's seat--
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[TAKE LEADER PAGE # 100]

taking the GOP primary from contender Ed Lynch.
Bedrosian had 76% of the vote to Lynch's 24%.
Eric Earnhart has the candidates reaction.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The campaign gatherings]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/(R) Former Candidate; :18]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) Candidate; :39]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=EE. News 7]


[Botetourt-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=LEADER]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


In the Sheriff's race in Botetourt County -
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[TAKE LEADER #200 FULL SCREEN]


Salem police officer Ronnie Sprinkle won the Republican nomination, bringing in 56% of the vote.
His opponent - Major Ken Smith - garnered 44% of the vote.
Smith is currently the chief deputy in Botetourt.
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[E-Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Most of the voters in Roanoke County's Cave Spring district stayed away from the polls yesterday -
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[TAKE LEADER # 300 FULL SCREEN]

but those who did vote gave Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix the victory.
He got 86% of the vote... over opponent James Garris, who brought in 14%.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The district's seven precincts were anything but busy for the Republican primary.
By midafternoon, one of them had seen just seven voters.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Minnix's DEMOCRATIC opponent released a statement last night-- Gene Marrano officially invited Minnix to a public debate.

[Gilmore-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC28:59]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


On a statewide level, Governor Jim Gilmore broke even last night.
Gilmore had endorsed Republicans over other Republicans in four General Assembly primaries.
Two of his four candidates lost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Incumbent Republican Delegate Panny Rhodes says she plans to hold NO grudge against Gilmore for working against her-- and saying she'd "essentially switched parties."
But she clearly thinks Gilmore misjudged moderate voters.
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[SOT 20:25:47]
[IN Q=Don't decide]

((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R-RICHMOND: DON'T DECIDE THAT CITIZENS AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION THAT CITIZENS DON'T KNOW WHAT THINGS ARE ABOUT.)) ((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK THERE WAS SOME DEGREE IN WHICH THE GOVERNOR'S SUPPORT, ALONG WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SUPPORT, AND CONGRESSMAN BLILEY'S SUPPORT ANGERED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Panny Rhodes/(R) Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :07]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=a number of people.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


In Manassas, a Senate candidate Gilmore endorsed also lost.

[1-Sports]


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


Taking a look at sports this morning--
The E-C-H-L owners begin their spring meetings this week--
And The Orioles give away an interleague game--
Denise Allen has the details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=in the broadcast]



[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-John Rutherford/Collector; :18]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :28]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Wild West Show))

[E-Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:20:35]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Prosecutors say a former Covington resident was motivated by money... when he killed a man with a bomb nearly a quarter-century ago.
The trial of Gene Gaylor continues today in Lewsiburg West Virginia.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was 23]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV;]
[SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV/September 1998;]
[super=@Scott1; :46]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=Lewisburg WV]


[Sodomy-Convictions]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Eight convictions were handed down in a Roanoke courtroom yesterday - in the city's first felony prosecutions aimed at public solicitation of gay sex.
Police have previously brought misdemeanor charges such as indecent exposure in similar cases.
But yesterday 8 men were convicted of felony sodomy after asking undercover police for oral sex at a city park.
Lawyers for the men plan to appeal.

[E-Alderman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:36:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A judge is waiting on a mental evaluation to detemine if a Wythe County woman should be released on bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


34- year old Julia Alderman is accused of trying to hire three women to kill her romantic rival.
Investigators say Alderman was having an affair with a married man and wanted to have his wife killed.
She was arrested last month by Pulaski police.
Yesterday Alderman was in court hoping to be released on bond.
Prosecutors urged the judge to keep Alderman in custody-- saying she's a threat to the commonwealth's witnesses and the intended victim.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=None]


Judge Ed Turner is waiting for health care workers to determine if Alderman is mentally stable.
If so-- bond will be set at 25-thousand dollars.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, coffee might help men prevent gallstones, but don't drink an extra cup just yet.
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.]

(( MEDICARE RECIPIENTS MAY SOON HAVE THE OPTION OF RECEIVING PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS-- INSTEAD OF HAVING TO SEEK OUT PRIVATE COVERAGE.
VT=VO

((vo))
THIS MONTH, THE WHITE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO UNVEIL A REVAMPED MEDICARE PLAN-- ONE THAT WOULD COVER PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SENIORS AND THE DISABLED WOULD BE CHARGED A MONTHLY PREMIUM...
BUT OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL BE LESS THAN THE AVERAGE 90-DOLLARS A MONTH MANY RECIPIENTS NOW PAY FOR PRIVATE DRUG COVERAGE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY HAS BEEN SHOWN TO INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER...
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY IT APPEARS TO TRIGGER ONLY TREATABLE FORMS OF THAT DISEASE.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION...
SOME PATIENTS HAVE DEVELOPED TUMORS THAT ARE SLOW-GROWING AND EASY-TO-TREAT.
BUT RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND NO LINK BETWEEN HORMONE THERAPIES AND THE DEADLIEST TYPES OF BREAST CANCER.
DOCTORS SAY THIS IS ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN WHO NEED TO UNDERGO HORMONAL TREATMENTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
COFFEE MAY BE GOOD TO THE LAST DROP FOR MEN TRYING TO PREVENT GALLSTONES.
A HARVARD STUDY FOUND MEN WHO DRANK AT LEAST TWO CUPS OF CAFFEINATED COFFEE A DAY... REDUCED THEIR RISK OF GALLSTONES BY 40-PERCENT.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE CAFFEINE MAY PREVENT LUMPS FROM FORMING.
BUT THEY'RE NOT RECOMMENDING MEN DRINK MORE OF IT.. SINCE COFFEE CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS.//
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]


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



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



[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]


NATO and Serb generals met all night and will resume talks later today, as they hash out a plan to get Yugoslav troops out of Kosovo.
One allied official is optimistic of having a deal later today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A New York City police officer is staring at the prospect of life behind bars now that he stands convicted in a torture case.
Jurors say he's guilty of holding down a Haitian immigrant while another officer sodomized him.
But three other officers were cleared in the same trial.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And election primaries were held around the state yesterday, in one G-O-P primary for a delegate seat Al Bedrosian beat Ed Lynch by a wide margin giving him another chance to unseat Dick Cranwell.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday June Ninth.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Bedrosian-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


The results are in from yesterday's primaries.
Al Bedrosian will take another shot at Dick Cranwell's seat in the House of Delegates--
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[TAKE LEADER PAGE # 100]

taking the GOP primary from contender Ed Lynch.
Bedrosian had 76% of the vote to Lynch's 24%.
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[2-E-Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Turnout in Roanoke County's Cave Spring district was dismal yesterday.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)
[TAKE LEADER # 300 FULL SCREEN]

but those who did vote gave incumbent Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix the victory.
He got 86% of the vote... over opponent James Garris, who brought in 14%.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The district's seven precincts were anything but busy for the Republican primary.
By midafternoon, one of them had seen just seven voters.
(------------)


[2-Botetourt-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=LEADER]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


In the Botetourt County Sheriff's race--
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)
[TAKE LEADER #200 FULL SCREEN]


Salem police officer Ronnie Sprinkle won the Republican nomination, bringing in 56% of the vote.
His opponent - Major Ken Smith - garnered 44% of the vote.
Smith is currently the chief deputy in Botetourt.
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[Statewide-Results]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-20 27:20]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Voters in Richmond and Manassas sent a message last night to the leadership of the Virginia Republican Party-- and specifically to Governor Jim Gilmore.
The Governor took the highly unusual step of endorsing Republicans over other Republicans in four General Assembly primaries.
As Ellen Qualls reports, the bad news for him is that his candidates won in only two of the four races.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In Richmond]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Holton/(R) Former Governor; :18 QUICK! ]
[SUPER=01-John Conrad/(R) Richmond City Council; :22 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Panny Rhodes/(R) Richmond; :32 ]
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :38]
[SUPER=01-Ruble Hord/(R) House Candidate; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=news-7 Richmond]

(( In Richmond, incumbent Delegate Panny Rhodes won 56-percent of the vote -- after her own party's governor blasted her as a liberal who'd essentially switched parties because she's questioned some of his marquee programs.
Moderate Republicans couldn't hide their animosity for Gilmore's tactics.
[sot 20:28:41 ]

((LINWOOD HOLTON/R-FORMER GOVERNOR: SHE HAS DONE WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT. SHE DIDN'T TAKE ANY ORDERS FROM ANYBODY.)) [runs:04 ]
[sot 20:50:08 ]

((JOHN CONRAD/R-RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL: I THINK UNDERESTIMATING THE ELECTORATE IS REALLY WHAT THIS ELECTION WAS ALL ABOUIT. And you're speaking of the Governor? I'M SPEAKING OF EVERYBODY THAT THOUGHT THEY COULD SWAY PEOPLES' OPINION.))

[runs:10]
[sot 20:26:45 ]

((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R-RICHMOND: I REPRESENT WHAT I THINK IS A VERY LARGE PART OF THE PARTY WHICH IS THE MODERATE PART OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.)) [runs:07]

[sot 21:14:53]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: INSIDE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, PARTICULARLY WITH THE MODERATE REPUBLICANS LIKE PANNY RHODES AND THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS, THEY PROBABLY SEE EVEN MORE REASON TO GO WHATEVER WAY THEY WANT TO GO. THE EFFORT OF THE GOVERNOR AND SOME OF THE PARTY LEADERS TO ENFORCE PARTY LOYALTY SIMPLY DIDN'T WORK HERE.)) [runs:20]
On the other side of town, the Governor's losing candidate said his more conservative ideology was NOT what lost.
[SOT 20:08:09 ]

((RUBLE HORD/R-HOUSE CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE EVEN THOUGH WE LOST THIS RACE THAT WE HAVE NOT LOST IN THE LONG RUN.)) [RUNS:05]))


[Police-brutality]


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


A second New York city police officer now faces life in prison for torturing a Haitian immigrant while in police custody.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


A jury found Charles Schwarz guilty of holding down Abner Louima in a precinct bathroom.. as a fellow officer sodomized him with a wooden stick.
That cop, Justin Volpe (Vol- pee), pleaded guilty two weeks ago.
Louima says he hopes his case brings about change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:16:58;- 4:17:08]
[IN Q=What i've been through....]
[SUPER=01-Abner Louima/Victim;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=my children or anyone elses children.]
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[VO-NAT]


Three other officers were acquited.
(------------)


[kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


NATO and Yugoslav military leaders are back at the bargaining table.. trying to work out the details of a serb troop withdrawal from kosovo.
And as those tense negotiations continue in macedonia, the U-N Security Council gets ready to look over a resolution to end the Kosovo conflict.
Lisa Hughes has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:03:54]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Novisad, Yugoslavia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman; :18]
[SUPER=03-Macedonia; :39]
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/U. N. Secretary General; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=cbs News, The White House.]

(((LOCATOR: NOVI SAD, YUGOSLAVIA) Even as G-8 leaders worked out the details of a U-N draft resolution_NATO warplanes attacked military targets in Serbia and Kosovo. Now allied leaders say the airstrikes will stop just BEFORE the U-N adopts the resolution but only if Serb forces start withdrawing.
(Super: Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman IF MILOSEVIC WANTS TO DRAG THINGS OUT_THAT IS HIS DECISION. HE WILL PAY A PRICE)
(NATS_EXPLOSION 11:39:36 bombing sounds)

The price is unmistakable. Bombing has continued since military talks broke down over the weekend between NATO leaders and Yugoslav commanders. NATO wants all Serb forces out of Kosovo in seven days. Refugees may wonder whether it will ever really happen.
(LOCATOR: MACEDONIA)
(nats_refugees)

They'll go home only once peacekeepers have secured the province. As part of the G-8 agreement Russia WILL join the peacekeeping force. But will Russian troops answer to NATO? Even the President says it's unlikely.
(10:54:56 I DON'T EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN. BUT I DO EXPECT THERE WILL BE AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF COORDINATION THE WAY IT W

ORKED OUT IN BOSNIA. ) The draft has been sent to New York and now requires a U-N security council vote.
(Super: Kofi Annan/U-N Secretary General I HOPE THE HURDLES WILL NOT BE INSURMOUNTABLE)
(nats_KLA fighting)

Allied leaders hope they've already crossed one hurdle. Members of the Kosovo Liberation Army who've been fighting against Yugoslav rule are now promising not to attack Serb troops once the withdrawal finally begin
(HUGHES STANDUP CLOSE, ON PREPARATIONS FOR SERB TROOP WITHDRAWALS)))


[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on N7M]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=07-John Buck; :14]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dean Chiapetto/Band Director; 1:30]
[SUPER=@File; 2:15]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=This year we need new hats]


[Steve Live]

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[essc#8701]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Wild West Show))

[Torme-funeral]


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


Family and friends have said farewell to a jazz legend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Westwood, CA;]

[4:09:21]
Celebrities such as Cliff Robertson, Donald O'connor and Harry Anderson attended Mel Torme's funeral yesterday in Los Angeles.
Torme died Saturday from complications of a stroke he'd suffered three years ago.
The Velvet Fog, as he was reluctantly named, co-wrote some 300 songs, including the holdiay classic,``The Christmas Song."
Mel Torme was 73.
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[E-Bassett-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-21 TC29:13]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Bassett man charged with shooting his sister-in-law and her teenage daughter is in jail after leading authorities on an all-night manhunt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


46-year-old William Edward Mize turned himself in to Henry County Sheriff's deputies yesterday morning.
He's charged with shooting his 14-year-old niece in the face after an argument with the girl's mother on their front porch Monday night.
The girl is in critical condition at Winston-Salem's Baptist Hospital.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:23 - 14:30]
[IN Q=It's a tragedy that]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S A TRAGEDY THAT A YOUNG PERSON OF THIS AGE OF 14 WOULD RECEIVE PERMANENT INJURIES THAT SHE'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=rest of her life.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mize is also charged with shooting the girl's mother.
She was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital Monday.
Mize faces four felony charges -- including aggravated malicious wounding -- which carries a 40-year prison term.

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[E-Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-16 51:06]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


It may be the Republicans' best chance in the nation to knock off a Democrat in the U-S Senate.
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[VO-NAT]


In our latest NEWS 7 Mason-Dixon poll, incumbent Senator Chuck Robb pulls only 38- percent support among Virginia voters polled late last week.
Republican challenger George Allen has 48- percent support.
That's about where the race stood when we polled in February.
The only silver lining for Chuck Robb is that his favorable name recognition rating -- at 45% in our poll -- is at its highest point in eight years.
But 56- percent of voters recognize George Allen's name favorably -- more than a year since he left the governor's mansion.
The Senate election is still 18 months away.
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[S-Stanley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-41 tc]
[GRAPHIC=stanley]


In sports, the Best of seven series for the Stanley Cup opened last night in Dallas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Fox-NHL;]


The Stars had 14 more wins than Buffalo in the regulars season, but the Sabres are 12 and three in the playoffs.
Buffalo all star Dominik Hasek (hah-Shek) in goal for the Sabres stops this Dallas shot first with the glove then his shoulder and finally a defender spoils the Stars effort.
But Dallas on the power play capitalizes with one second left in the penalty to take the one nothing lead.
[super=31-Buffalo/3/Dallas/2/In Overtime/;]


It looked as if Buffalo had tied it but the referee calls a no goal because of the contact in front of the net and this game ends with Buffalo winning three to two in overtime.
(------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In other sports action-- a Busch series racer loses his sponsorship--
And a local N-F-L star brings his talents home for a football camp-
Here with those stories is Denise Allen.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=have a good day]



[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]


Al Bedrosian will take on Democrat Dick Cranwell in the fall.
Bedrosian took 76 percent of the vote in yesterday's primary-- his opponent Ed Lynch ended up with 24 percent.
Ronnie Sprinkle won the Republican nomination for Botetourt County Sheriff with 56 percent of the vote.
And Roanoke County Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix easily won renomination in the Cave Spring district-- taking in 86 percent of the votes cast yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


On a statewide level, Governor Gilmore endorsed Republicans over other Republicans in four General Assembly primaries.
Two of his four candidates lost yesterday.
Incumbent Republican Delegate Panny Rhodes says she plans to hold NO grudge against Gilmore for working against her-- and saying she'd "essentially switched parties."
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The bombing trial of Gene Gaylor could take all week.
Gaylor is on trial in Lewisburg West Virginia for the 1976 bombing death of Billy Ray Abshire.
His lawyers say it was an accident-- that the bomb Abshire found was one he made himself.
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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]