[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


The battle is escalating this morning between North and South Korea.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Thousands of NATO peacekeepers are spreading out in Kosovo.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds and scattered showers are over the area as a cold front gradually slides through--
Cooler air behind the front should bring temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than they were yesterday.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:26:19]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The search for the suspect who shot two men in Pittsylvania County continues this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; ]


Deputies say an argument in neighborhood in Blairs may have sparked the shooting late yesterday afternoon.
47-year old David Motley was outside when he was shot in the chest, arm and leg.
Deputies say Ralph Motley was relaxing, drinking a beer inside his home when a bullet hit him in the ankle.
Both men are in stable condition.
(------------)


[Testing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC37:07]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


Students in western Virginia are receiving S-O-L test scores with their final report cards...
And now school systems are crunching the numbers to see how well THEY did.
The early results are encouraging.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


School systems are waiting for official results from the independent testing company.
In the meantime they're performing their own calculations... and the news is good.
Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris reports dramatic improvements in a number of areas, including the end- of- course testing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:18:25]
[IN Q=On five or six of those tests]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: ON FIVE OR SIX OF THOSE TESTS, 70 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE STUDENTS SCORED AT LEAST PROFICIENT OR HIGHER. THAT COMPARES TO NO TESTS LAST YEAR, WHERE WE HAD 70 PERCENT OR MORE PASS. THAT'S EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=that's exciting.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Other school systems are reporting similar results. With a few exceptions, Roanoke County and the City of Salem are reporting substantial improvement across the board.

[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


The process of reclaiming Kosovo for the ethnic Albanians who fled the war there continues slowly.
As Lisa Hughes reports, in many ways the peace process is just as dangerous as the war itself.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:06:16]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Andrew Williams/British Army; :44]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=The white house.]

(((LOCATOR: PRISTINA, KOSOVO)
(NATS, WOMAN WALKING)

THIS WOMAN'S HOUSE WAS BURNED, RANSACKED BY SERBS FLEEING KOSOVO, PEOPLE WHO USED TO BE HER FRIENDS..
(NATS, CRYING)

IN ANY LANGUAGE, THESE ARE THE CRIES OF DESPERATION.
(NATS, HAND SLAPPING BY KIDS)

AND THIS IS THE SOUND OF GRATITUDE. ROUGHLY 12-HUNDRED MARINES HAVE MOVED INTO KOSOVO TO THE CHEERS OF CHILDREN WHO LINED THE ROAD FOR A GLIMPSE OF THE TROOPS.
(NATS, BRITISH SOLDIERS)

IN PRISTINA, BRITISH PARATROOPERS RECEIVED A SIMILAR GREETING. ONE SOLDIER JOKED THEY'VE RECEIVED ENOUGH FLOWERS TO OPEN A FLORIST.
(SOT, THEY JUST KEEP GIVING US BREAD, FOOD, WATER, ANYTHING WE NEED.)

...EVEN A MORNING CUP OF COFFEE DELIVERED UIN PERSON. BUT ALL TROOPS INVOLVED KNOW THIS WILL BE A TOUGH MISSION.
(SOT

AND, SNIPERS.)
(NATS, GUN SHOTS)

AT THE PRISTINA AIRPORT, THE STANDOFF CONTINUES BETWEEN NATO FORCES AND ABOUT 200 RUSSIAN TROOPS. ALLIED LEADERS INSIST RUSSIA'S ROLE IN THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE WILL BE WORKED OUT AND THAT WHAT'S REALLY SIGNIFICANT IS THAT PEACEKEEPERS ARE IN KOSOVO AT ALL.
LH CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[KOREA]


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


South and North Korean warships have exchanged gunfire this morning in the Yellow Sea.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:02:06] Military officials in Seoul say they had no choice but to fight back after a northern torpedo boat opened fire.
The South managed to sink one vessel and badly damage another during a ten-minute clash in the Yellow Sea.
Northern fire hit two boats from South Korea, but failed to disable them.
At the heart of the dispute is a vital fishing area in waters between the north and the South.
The White House is closely monitoring the situation.
(------------------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports this mornin'--
The Salem Avalanche contintued their winning ways last night--
And the manager of the Houston Astros will undergo brain surgery today--
Here with the story is Steve Mason.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=a great day]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll ad lib intro)



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this is our 4-H]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Mooty/Camp Director; :10]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :22]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=everything we do]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for #)



[SUPER=16-(540) 387-1456/Blue Ridge Riders;]



(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[E-Orange-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:05:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What's in a name?
Plenty, it seems, judging from the controversy that's erupted over a proposal to change the name of Orange Avenue.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants to rename the road after Martin Luther King, Junior.
But the owner of one business wrote a letter to the city, saying he would have to move his business if the road's name changed.
He said naming it after King would give his business the perception that it's located in a black neighborhood.
The S-C-L-C called him a racist.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 28:19 tape 2 ///// 2:36:41 tape 1]
[***BUMP SOTS***]
[IN Q=you would think]

((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AS WE ENTER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY THAT THIS TYPE OF MENTALITY WOULD BE NON EXISTENT IN A COLOR-BLIND SOCIETY. BUT OBVIOUSLY THE GENTLEMAN IS A RACIST. PURE AND SIMPLE ///////// MATT WHITCOMB: THEY CAN CALL ME WHAT THEY LIKE. IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT. Scott Goldberg: ARE YOU RACIST? Whitcomb: I HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR BLACK AS WHITE AND I HAVE A FAIR NUMBER OF BLACK CLIENTLE JUST LIKE I DO WHITE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Vice President; 00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Whitcomb/ACS President; 16]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q= LIKE I DO WHITE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


City Council votes on the name change later this summer.
(------------)


[E-Dinwiddie]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17 50:50]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


Plans to build 96 condominiums at Smith Mountain Lake are struck down .. at least for now.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Developer Ed Waters was going to build condos, a convention center and a restaurant near Bridgewater Plaza and Hales Ford Bridge.
But two residents won their lawsuit against county supervisors -- so the rezoning is now null and void.
A judge says the supervisors approved a permit without the proper advertising or plans.
(------------)


[E-Reading-Students]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-23 36:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some elementary school reading students got a lesson in the mightiness of the pen yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Their pen pal, Robert Lee Epps, showed up to thank the children for letters they've been writing him in class for the last year.
Epps is paralyzed from the waist down and lives in a Charlottesville nursing home.
He says the kids' letters have inspired him to move out of the home and find work.
(///// SOT /////)
[*****BUMP SOTS 29:14 and 25:00 *****]
[IN Q=I am going to try to make]

((WALTER WILSON/STONY MILL FOURTH GRADER: I AM GOING TO TRY TO MAKE A DONATION TO YOU. DON'T WORRY, ROBERT, THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOU. I KNOW. SINCERELY YOURS, WALTER WILSON.))
[SOT 25:00 - 25:12]

((ROBERT LEE EPPS: IT MOTIVATED ME TO CHANGE MY LIFE TO KNOW THAT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM FIVE YEARS OLD TO TEENAGERS CARED ABOUT SOMEONE THEY DIDN'T EVEN MEET.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Wilson/Stony Mill Fourth Grader; :00]
[SUPER=07-Robert Lee Epps; :11]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=someone they didn't even meet.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The kids' teacher says the letters have been good for the kids, too. She's seen an improvement in their writing.


(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, if you rely on presciption drugs, the White House says make sure you have a supply on hand when December 31-st rolls around.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( MANY MEN ARE GIVING THEIR DOCTORS' THE COLD SHOULDER-- AND IT MAY BE COSTING THEM THEIR HEALTH.
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW SURVEY FINDS AMERICAN MEN ARE STAYING AWAY FROM THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE IN DROVES.
IN FACT, ABOUT A THIRD OF THEM SAID THEY WOULD AVOID MEDICAL CARE.. EVEN IF THEY HAD SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK.
MOST OF THESE MEN CITED -TIME- AS THE MAIN REASON FOR NOT GETTING REGULAR CHECK-UPS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
COCAINE ADDICTS MAY NOT BE GETTING THE PROPER HELP THEY NEED TO RECOVER.
A STUDY BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE FOUND THAT COCAINE ABUSERS WHO HAD ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT AND POOR FAMILY SUPPORT... NEEDED A LONGER AND MORE INTENSE TREATMENT.
RESEARCHERS SAY GOVERNMENT CUTBACKS TO TREATMENT PROGRAMS COULD HURT PATIENTS' CHANCES OF GETTING WELL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND PEOPLE WHO TAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE URGED TO HAVE THEM REFILLED FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.. IF THEY WANT TO AVOID THE DREADED Y-2-K PROBLEM.
A WHITE HOUSE COMMISSION SAYS IT EXPECTS THE COMPUTER DATE CHANGE TO CAUSE SOME TROUBLE FOR COMPANIES AND DRUG STORES.
BUT THE PANEL REMAINS CONFIDENT THE SYSTEM WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THESE GLITCHES.//
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 #)



[SUPER=16-(540) 387-1456/Blue Ridge Riders;]



[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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The battle is escalating between North and South Korea.
The South's Defense Ministry says warships today sank one northern boat and badly damaged another in the Yellow Sea.

Washington is keeping a close eye on the situation.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


As thousands of NATO peacekeepers continue to spread out over Kosovo, Serb forces have until today to meet their first deadline for troop withdrawal from the province.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a big night for a husband and wife team at the T-N-N Music City News Country Awards.
Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw took home six at the awards show where the fans pick the winners.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday June 15.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[ships-korea]


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


The White House this morning is closing monitoring offshore tension between North and South Korea.
South Korean warships sunk one north korean boat, and badly damaged several others, after a brief exchange of gunfire.
It's the first naval clash in the Yellow Sea since the korean war.
Barry Petersen reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:00:45]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS TOKYO.]

((AFTER DAYS OF CONFRONTATION, THE MARITIME STANDOFF BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA TURNED DEADLY.... WITH THE CLAIMED SINKING OF A NORTH KOREAN TORPEDO BOAT. IT HAPPENED IN A CONTESTED AREA BETWEEN THE TWO KOREAS... SOUTH KOREA OFFICIALS SAID THEY OPENED FIRE ONLY AFTER THEIR SHIPS WERE FIRED ON BY THE NORTH KOREAN SIDE. IN THE 10-MINUTE EXCHANGE, ONE OF THE THREE NORTH KOREAN BOATS -- WAS RAKED BY GUNFIRE BY SOME OF THE 8-SOUTH KOREAN SHIPS IN THE AREA. THE NORTH KOREAN BOAT WAS STOPPED DEAD IN THE WATER, AND LATER, SAYS SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS-- IT SANK. ONE SOUTH KOREAN BOAT WAS ALSO DAMAGED IN THE SHOOT-OUT. THE OTHER TWO BOATS ESCAPED BACK INTO NORTH KOREA WATER. ALL THIS BEGAN LAST WEEK AFTER NORTH KOREAN WARSHIPS TRIED TO PROTECT THEIR FISHING BOATS -- OPERATING IN THE AREA KNOWN FOR ITS RICH CRAB FISHING. BOTH SIDES CLAIM THE DISPUTED ZONE. THE INCIDENT CAST A PALL OVER TALKS TODAY TO EASE TENSIONS BETWEEN THE 2-KOREAS.... BUT INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH--
(LOCATOR: SEOUL, S. KOREA--TODAY)

... THE TALKS DID GO ON-- WITH THE NORTH KOREAN SIDE REPORTING IT LODGED A PROTEST ABOUT THE INCIDENTS -- ANGRY, BUT NOT ANGRY ENOUGH TO WALK OUT.))

[peacekeepers]


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


Thousands of NATO peacekeepers are getting down to business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]

[4:06:16]
The troops are spreading out across Kosovo, to help secure the region for returning refugees.
They're also uncovering evidence of serb atrocities... including what appears to be like dozens of freshly dug graves.
Meantime, NATO leaders are downplaying Russia's takeover of a Kosovar airport.
Allied leaders say what's really significant is that peacekeepers are in kosovo at all.
(///////SOT///////)
[in=this is a huge deal...]

(( MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE, "THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. THEY'RE GOIONG TO BE ABLE TO GO HOME AND WE WILL WORK THE RUSSIAN DEAL OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
[runs=:10]
[OUT=WORK THE RUSSIAN DEAL OUT.]
(-------------)


Russian and u-s defense ministers will meet in finland this week, to sort out russia's role in the peacekeeping effort.
(-----------------------)


[2-E-Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:26:19]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Still no arrests in yesterday's double shooting in Pittsylvania County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; ]


Deputies say two men were shot late yesterday afternoon during an apparent argument in Blairs. 47-year old David Motley was outside when he was shot in the chest, arm and leg.
Deputies say Ralph Motley was relaxing, drinking a beer inside his home when a bullet hit him in the ankle.
Both men are in stable condition.
(------------)


[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-19 40:01]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


Emmett Cressell, Junior's hope for geriatric parole has taken a hit.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Cressell is serving life in prison for his role in the murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Late last week-- a Grayson County jury convicted Cressell of unlawful wounding and sentenced him to five years in prison on an unrelated charge.
Prosecutors believe that makes it harder for Cressell to secure geriatric parole when he reaches 65.
(------------)



[SOL-Results]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-24 TC35:26]
[GRAPHIC=Standard of Learning]


The final results aren't in yet, but school systems in our area are seeing substantial improvements in the Standards of Learning test results.
While there are areas of concern... Joe Dashiell reports school officials are using words such as "exciting," "thrilling," and "dramatic" to describe the results.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With the school year behind them]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :25]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((With the school year behind them, the crowd at Roanoke's skate park has traded the grading curve for a new half-pipe. NAT SOUND??
But for Vella Wright, Roanoke's Director of Research, Testing and Evaluation... work didn't end with the last day of classes.
She's been busy tabulating student test scores to determine how well the city schools have performed. So far her boss is smiling.
[SOT 02:25:20]
[IN Q=And I just went Yes!]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: AND I JUST WENT YES! BECAUSE IT SUBSTANTIATES WHAT I'VE BELIEVED ALL ALONG AND THAT IS HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE UP TO THE TASK AND THE KIDS CAN LEARN THESE MATERIALS AND IN FACT THEY WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT THEY KNOW AND CAN DO.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=and can do.]


And Harris isn't alone in his enthusiasm. With a few exceptions, Roanoke County and the City of Salem are reporting substantial improvement across the board.
They've worked to align the curriculum with the Standards of Learning, but the superintendents say the credit goes to teachers who have taken the tests seriously, and students who have worked hard to improve their scores.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Keep in mind]

((KEEP IN MIND IT'S PRELIMINARY DATA, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE TEST COMPANY, BUT IT'S THRILLING TO BE AT THIS POINT ONE YEAR LATER.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=be at this point one year later.]


Here's another measure of the improvement. Following the first round of S-O-L testing, only one school in the Roanoke Valley met the state's standards for accreditation.
This time, there are at least four schools that could claim that honor when the final results are released later this summer.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Three-Steve]


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


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



(I'll ad lib intro)



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q= the 4 H riders]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Mooty/Camp Director; :14]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :26]
[SUPER=01-Carrie Bradshaw/Horse Owner; 1:01]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q= but its fun]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)



[SUPER=16-(540) 387-1456/Blue Ridge Riders;]




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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: horses))

[S-Celebrity-Stalkers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-21 :34:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For eight years, few outside the walls of Western State Hospital have known about it.
NEWS 7 has the first look at a one-of-a-kind program to treat people who stalk celebrities.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There's a ward]
[SUPER=03-Staunton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Greg Saathoff/Western State Hospital; :07 ]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Mike Jones/Virginia Capitol Police; :31 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:22 ]
[SUPER=01-George Allen/Former Governor; 1:29 ]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( There's a ward at Western State Hospital where 14 people have stayed over the last eight years.
[sot tape one 11:48:18 ]

((DR. GREG SAATHOFF/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: THEY ARE TORMENTED BY VOICES WHICH DIRECT THEM TO INFLICT HARM ON OTHERS, OR MAYBE VOICES WHICH CONVINCE THEM THAT THEY HAVE A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A PUBLIC OFFICIAL. AND THIS DRIVES THEIR BEHAVIOR.))
[runs= :16]


They are called The Followers -- to avoid the stigma of stalker.
They have stalked movie stars in Virginia, presidents, and governors-- and they are people who are:
[SOT 14:41:20]

((LT. MIKE JONES/VIRGINIA CAPITOL POLICE: TOTALLY BIZARRE. THAT HAVE A MULTITUDE OF CLAIMS WHICH ARE ABSOLUTELY WEIRD. THEY COME HERE AND THEY KNOW NO BUSINESS HOURS. :13 THEY KNOW NO RULES OF SOCIETAL CONVENTION. THEY JUST WALK RIGHT IN THE OFFICE. THEY SEND LETTERS, BRING GIFTS AND ITEMS WHICH ARE INAPPROPRIATE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY.))
[RUNS= :26]


Investigator Mike Jones gets the crazy mail that no one wants to give to the governor.
He's seen everything from worn undergarments to love letters to completely non-sensical ramblings.
[sot tape TWO 12:24:10 ]

((DR. GREG SAATHOFF/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: PART OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH A SENSE OF GRANDIOSITY. OFTENTIMES, PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT THEY HAVE A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH A PUBLIC OFFICIAL MAY ALSO HAVE A DELUSION THAT THEY CAN CONTROL THE WEATHER.))
[runs= :16]


It is a bizarre and frightening phenomenon of public life-- for celebrities and their families.
[SOT 12:28:14]

((GEORGE ALLEN/FORMER GOVERNOR: IN THE MIDST OF CAMPAIGNS, OR EVEN IF YOU'RE IN OFFICE, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND. AND THEY'RE FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND ENTHUSIASTIC. AND UNLESS YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A COMPLETE BUBBLE, AND NOT HAVE ANY ACCESS OR HAVE PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO YOU, THAT JUST GOES WITH THE TERRITORY.))
[RUNS= :16]
[sot tape TWO 12:19:56]

((DR. GREG SAATHOFF/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: CERTAINLY THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS PUBLIC FIGURES, CELEBRITIES, WHOSE OWN CHARISMA AND MAGNETISM CAN SOMETIMES BRING ON THIS UNWANTED AND DELUSIONAL ATTENTION.))
[runs= :18]


The folks at Western State credit the Capitol Police with going above and beyond the call of duty to solve a very unique problem.
Now the Secret Service and FBI are looking to Virginia for some answers to the celebrity stalker problem.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[music-awards]


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


Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw have cemented their claim as the new king and queen of country music.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/TNN;]

[4:20:22]
Between them, they took home six awards at the 33rd annual T-N-N Music City News Country Awards.
McGraw was named best male vocalist, and Hill best female vocalist.
Their duet ``Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me'' won best vocal collaboration.
And for the second year in a row fans picked Neal McCoy for Entertainer of the Year.
(////SOT////)
[in=nat music]
[runs=:04]
[out=girls of summer.]
(--------)

[V0-NAT]
George Strait won best album for ``One Step at a Time.''
The Dixie Chicks were named best vocal band and Female Star of Tomorrow.
(---------------)


[3-Sports]


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


Hometown star George Lynch has setup camp at Patrick Henry High School--
And an area high school soccer team is among the tops in the nation--
Steve Mason is here with your mornin' sports.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Pittsylvania County deputies are still searching for whoever shot two men in Blairs yesterday afternoon.
Deputies say an argument outside these homes may have sparked the shooting.
47-year old David Motley was outside when he was shot in the chest, arm and leg.
Deputies say Ralph Motley was relaxing, drinking a beer inside his home when a bullet hit him in the ankle.
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Students in western Virginia are receiving S-O-L test scores with their final report cards and school systems are crunching the numbers to see how well THEY did.
Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris reports dramatic improvements in a number of areas.
Other school systems are reporting similar results. With a few exceptions, Roanoke County and the City of Salem are reporting substantial improvement across the board.
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A proposal to rename Roanoke's Orange Avenue after Martin Luther King Junior is causing controversy.
The owner of one business wrote a letter to the city, saying he would have to move his business if the road's name changed.
He said naming it after King would give his business the perception that it's located in a black neighborhood.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference called him a racist.
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