[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Republican lawmakers are trying again for a flag-burning amendment. The measure is expected to clear the House easily today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Meantime, a case involving the burning of a CROSS is decided within minutes by a Caroll County jury.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Another fairly cool morning, under partly to mostly clear skies.
But the latest forecast indicates a pretty good chance of showers or thunderstorms over the next few days.
Details on that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Flag-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:45:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The House today is expected to approve a constitutional amendment that outlaw flag burning.
But the measure is likely to suffer another defeat when it winds up in the Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Flags are always prominently displayed at sporting events, and the Roanoke Valley Horse Show in Salem is no exception.
Supporters say the amendment protects a unique american symbol.
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[SOT 01:57:47]
[IN Q=the flag means]

(( DALE MCCOWN; I THINK IT SHOULD BE VERY ILLEGAL TO DO, I DON'T APPRECIATE ANYONE BURNING OR DESECRATING THE AMERICAN FLAG. WESLEY WHITE; I JUST THINK IT'S AN AWFUL SIN FOR SOMEBODY TO DO SUCH A THING ANYWAY, I'D LOVE TO SEE IT PASSED BEV FOISY; THE FLAG MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO US AND I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HONOR THAT AT ALL TIMES, AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR IT AND IN THE WARS, I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HONOR IT))
[SUPER=07-Dale McCown;]
[SUPER=07-Wesley White; :08]
[SUPER=07-Bev Foisy; :15]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=should honor it]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


But critics maintain a ban on flag burning violates the protection of free speech.

[Bracelet-Maker]


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


The company that makes baby i-d bands faces a lawsuit as a result of the baby-switching case.
Paula Johnson says the identification bands used by the U-V-A Medical Center were defective and loose - and the maker - Precision Dynamics Corporation in Los Angeles - was negligent and should be held accountable.
She's already filed a 31-million dollar suit against the hospital.
In a statement released last night, Precision Dynamics calls the lawsuit "totally groundless", and says hospital staff failed to follow well-established procedures to make sure the bracelets were properly applied.

[E-Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-23 46:20]
[GRAPHIC=Cross Burning]


It took a Caroll County jury just 25 minutes to find Barry Black guilty.
He's the Klan leader who burned a cross in the County.
His trial drew national attention because his lawyer is an African American who says it was his duty to take the case.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Barry Black]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Black's Attorney; :18 ]
[SUPER=01-Walter Kyle/Grayson Co. NAACP President; :33]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992; :42]
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Commonwealth's Attorney; :55 ]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=N7 Hillsville]


(( Barry Black ... grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan ... walked into the courtroom with a lawyer whose skin color he despises.
A laywer with the American Civil Liberties Union who argued his client has a right to express his beliefs...
No matter how filled with hate those beliefs might be.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:57]
[IN Q=i still]

((DAVID BAUGH: I STILL DON'T SAY I'M COMING TO THE DEFENSE OF THE KLAN. I'M COMING TO THE DEFENSE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT. SOMETHING I HAVE SWORN AN OATH TO G-D TO DEFEND.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=TO DEFEND]


Outside the courtroom, one black leader said Baugh's decision to defend a white supremacist gave the black community a slap in the face.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 37:05 ]
[IN Q=i don't feel]

((WALTER KYLE/GRAYSON CO. NACCP PRESIDENT: I DON'T FEEL IT WAS APPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO COME INTO CARROLL COUNTY REPRESENTING SOMEONE WHO HAS BURNED CROSSES AND KILLED BLACK FOLK.))
[RUNS=BLACK FOLK]

[OUT Q09] [******FILE VIDEO OF BLACK IN WHITE CAP AND SHEET HERE FROM "KLAN LAWYER" TAPE]
Black is from Pennsylvania but came to Carroll County last summer to lead a Klan rally ... where he was arrested for burning a 30-foot cross.
The prosecutor argued it was meant to intimidate people, so under Virginia law, it's a hate crime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:54]
[IN Q=this is]

((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A CASE OF INTIMIDATION OF OTHERS AND NOT FREE SPEECH. THE JURY SAW IT THAT WAY TODAY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=way today]

[******BACKTIME PERP SHOT TO BLACK'S BITE*****]
Black wasn't talking to reporters.
But when asked if he felt any remorse for what he did ... he had one terse response.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43:48]
[IN Q=i never]

(( I NEVER DID ANYTHING.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=ANYTHING]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:09]

[standup]
[IN Q=BARRY BLACK]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTING:BARRY BLACK WILL PAY THE COURT $2500. HE COULD HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO AS MANY AS 5 YEARS IN PRISON. HE DIDN'T SAY IF HE'D APPEAL THE CASE. BUT IF HE DOES, DAVID BAUGH AND THE ACLU ARE WILLING TO TAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. SG, N7, HILLSVILLE. )) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=SG, N7, HILLSVILLE]))


[Kosovo]


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


Top NATO officials meet with military leaders in kosovo today.. to get a first-hand look at the mission.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Djakovica, Kosovo;]

[4:02:48]
And to urge the Serb people to remain in the province.. despite threats of revenge by returning refugees.
An F-B-I team is also in Kosov today.
More than 50 members will be probing war crimes including executions.
Agents will turn over evidence that may be used to prosecute President Milosevic and four other leaders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((LOUIS FREEH, FBI DIRECTOR, "SOONER OR LATER, UNDER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER TO THESE CHARGES."))
[SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=TO THESE CHARGES.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gnjilane, Kosovo;]


Meantime, NATO troops are dealing with the possibility of more violent attacks.
Yesterday, U-S peacekeepers killed one person--and wounded two others--after coming under fire by several gunman.


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[1-Sports]


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


In sports,a former Patrick Henry star hopes to make it to the big leagues
Mike Stevens has more in sports.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=last night]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
(I'll toss to Pkg)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've been involved]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Copeland/Producer-Director; :13]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=participating in the show]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Miss Virginia))

[E-Danville-Buildings]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-20 44:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some historic Danville buildings have been rescued from destruction.
Now, they're part of a project to revitalize Danville's riverfront.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Dan River donated 13 turn-of-the-century cotton mills to the Danville Historical Society.
The company planned to tear down the buildings. But public outcry and interest from developers convinced Dan River officials to donate them.
Developers plan to turn the area into a riverfront commercial district... with shops, restaurants, offices and apartments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:59:14 - :27]
[IN Q=The preservation of the mills]

((JOHN KERN/VA. DEPT. OF HISTORIC RESOURCES DIRECTOR: THE PRESERVATION OF THE MILLS WILL SAVE THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE OF DANVILLE. THE HERITAGE AS ONE OF THE GREAT PRODUCERS OF COTTON TEXTILES.))
[SUPER=01-John Kern/Va. Dept. of Historic Resources;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=great producers of cotton textiles.]
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[VO-NAT]


Developers also hope to have textile and train museums there.
They say it will take 25 years to complete the project.
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[AMA-union]


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


An historic move by the American Medical Association.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:11:33]
The A-MA has voted to help form a national union to help physicians negotiate with managed-care companies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
( (DR. GOLDMAN;MANY DOCTORS RESENT WHAT THEY REGARD AS IMPROPER

INTERFERENCE BY INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR ACCOUNTANTS. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Shari Goldman/Chicago Physician;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=taken care of.]
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[VO-NAT]


For now, the A-M-A will support the formation of local bargaining units for doctors who work for managed-care or other companies.
But self-employed doctors -- who are the majority of doctors in America -- won't participate unless Congress passes a bill that would give such doctors collective-bargaining rights.
A bill that would change the law is pending in the House.
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[E-Amanda-Fackler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-26 18:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two weeks ago, doctors said she probably would not live.
But now, the Henry County girl who was shot in the face with a shotgun is on the road to recovery.
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[VO-NAT]


14-year-old Amanda Fackler lost an eye and may be blind in the other one.
She's also had a stroke... doctors don't yet know if she'll walk and talk.
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC;]


Her mother, Wanda Sue Mize, has been there for every step of her recovery.
She calls it "a miracle," but says her daughter's strength may have something to do with it.
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[SOT 33:47 - 34:01]
[IN Q=Mentally, she's going to be]

((WANDA SUE MIZE/AMANDA'S MOTHER: MENTALLY, SHE'S GOING TO BE VERY STRONG-WILLED, SHE ALWAYS HAS BEEN. PHYSICALLY, SHE'S NOT GOING TO LET ANYTHING HOLD HER BACK. SHE'S GOING TO WORK UNTIL SHE GETS IT TO WHERE SHE WANTS IT.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Sue Mize/Amanda's Mother;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=gets it to where she wants it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Amanda's uncle, William Edward Mize, is charged with the shooting.
If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Amanda could start physical therapy in as little as two weeks.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, coffee could protect you from radiation.
Jeffrey Koffman has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Koffman/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW STUDY HAS THE SKINNY ON WHICH FATS ARE THE BEST FOR YOU.
VT=VO

((vo))
A REPORT IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE LOOKED AT VARIOUS TYPES OF FATS, AND FOUND THAT SOFTER PRODUCTS LIKE TUB MARGARINE ARE BETTER AT LOWERING CHOLESTEROL.
THAT'S BECAUSE HARDER, PROCESSED FATS CONTAIN MORE TRANS FATTY ACIDS, WHICH RAISE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS.
IN FACT, STICK MARGARINES TURNED OUT TO BE WORSE THAN EVEN BUTTER.. BECAUSE THEY REDUCED SO-CALLED GOOD CHOLESTEROL TO UNHEALTHY LEVELS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
COFFEE COULD SOMEDAY BE USED TO PROTECT HUMANS FROM HARMFUL RADIATION.
SCIENTISTS IN INDIA SAY MICE INJECTED WITH CAFFEINE SURVIVED HIGH DOSES OF LETHAL RADIATION.
THEY HOPE THIS PROCESS WILL LEAD TO BETTER RADIATION TREATMENTS FOR CANCER PATIENTS.
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY IT WOULD TAKE HUGE AMOUNTS OF COFFEE TO PROTECT HUMAN CELLS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THE TYPE OF MAN A WOMAN IS ATTRACTED TO COULD DEPEND ON WHERE SHE IS IN HER MENSTRUAL CYCLE.
NOW IT MAY SEEM HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT ACCORDING TO SCOTTISH AND JAPANESE RESEARCHERS... WHEN A WOMAN IS OVULATING, SHE IS LIKELY TO PREFER A MAN WITH MORE MASCULINE FEATURES.
AND WHEN SHE IS MENSTRUATING, SHE IS LIKELY TO PREFER MEN WITH MORE FEMININE LOOKS.
ALTHOUGH THE FINDINGS ARE CONTROVERSIAL, THE STUDY'S AUTHORS SAY IT'S ALL A PART OF THE REPRODUCTION PROCESS.//
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]


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



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

((Archive: Miss Virginia)) [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]


The search for suspected serial killer Rafael Resendez-Ramirez is now centered in Louisville, Kentucky.
Authorities say he was in Louisville as recently as last Friday.
Resendez-Ramirez is suspected of killing eight people in three states.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A jury in Hillsville has found a man guilty of a hate crime for burning a cross.
Barry Black is a K-K-K member who burned a cross in Caroll County.
His lawyer is an African American, who says he was representing his client's right to free speech.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The House resumes debate Thursday on the issue of flag burning.
It's expected members will pass a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the American flag. But as in the past -- a tougher fight is expected in the Senate.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday June 24.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-23 46:20]
[GRAPHIC=Cross Burning]


His trial drew national attention because he's a k-k- member and his lawyer is African American.
Barry Black is the Klan leader who burned a cross in Caroll County.
Yesterday it took a jury in Hillsville just 25 minutes to find him guilty.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Barry Black]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Black's Attorney; :18 ]
[SUPER=01-Walter Kyle/Grayson Co. NAACP President; :33]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992; :42]
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Commonwealth's Attorney; :55 ]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=N7 Hillsville]


(( Barry Black ... grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan ... walked into the courtroom with a lawyer whose skin color he despises.
A laywer with the American Civil Liberties Union who argued his client has a right to express his beliefs...
No matter how filled with hate those beliefs might be.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:57]
[IN Q=i still]

((DAVID BAUGH: I STILL DON'T SAY I'M COMING TO THE DEFENSE OF THE KLAN. I'M COMING TO THE DEFENSE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT. SOMETHING I HAVE SWORN AN OATH TO G-D TO DEFEND.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=TO DEFEND]


Outside the courtroom, one black leader said Baugh's decision to defend a white supremacist gave the black community a slap in the face.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 37:05 ]
[IN Q=i don't feel]

((WALTER KYLE/GRAYSON CO. NACCP PRESIDENT: I DON'T FEEL IT WAS APPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO COME INTO CARROLL COUNTY REPRESENTING SOMEONE WHO HAS BURNED CROSSES AND KILLED BLACK FOLK.))
[RUNS=BLACK FOLK]

[OUT Q09] [******FILE VIDEO OF BLACK IN WHITE CAP AND SHEET HERE FROM "KLAN LAWYER" TAPE]
Black is from Pennsylvania but came to Carroll County last summer to lead a Klan rally ... where he was arrested for burning a 30-foot cross.
The prosecutor argued it was meant to intimidate people, so under Virginia law, it's a hate crime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:54]
[IN Q=this is]

((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A CASE OF INTIMIDATION OF OTHERS AND NOT FREE SPEECH. THE JURY SAW IT THAT WAY TODAY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=way today]

[******BACKTIME PERP SHOT TO BLACK'S BITE*****]
Black wasn't talking to reporters.
But when asked if he felt any remorse for what he did ... he had one terse response.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43:48]
[IN Q=i never]

(( I NEVER DID ANYTHING.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=ANYTHING]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:09]

[standup]
[IN Q=BARRY BLACK]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTING:BARRY BLACK WILL PAY THE COURT $2500. HE COULD HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO AS MANY AS 5 YEARS IN PRISON. HE DIDN'T SAY IF HE'D APPEAL THE CASE. BUT IF HE DOES, DAVID BAUGH AND THE ACLU ARE WILLING TO TAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. SG, N7, HILLSVILLE. )) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=SG, N7, HILLSVILLE]))


[2-Bracelet-Maker]


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


The company that makes baby i-d bands faces a lawsuit as a result of the baby-switching case.
Paula Johnson says the identification bands used by the U-V-A Medical Center were defective and loose - and the maker - Precision Dynamics Corporation in Los Angeles - was negligent and should be held accountable.
She's already filed a 31-million dollar suit against the hospital.
In a statement released last night, Precision Dynamics calls the lawsuit "totally groundless", and says hospital staff failed to follow well-established procedures to make sure the bracelets were properly applied.

[E-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-11 2:00:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Convicted killer Tommy David Strickler has less than one month to live - if a new execution date holds up.
(---------------)
[super=@file]


Strickler was sentenced to die for the abduction, robbery and murder of Salem native Leann Whitlock in 1990.
Two previous execution dates were postponed while his appeals were heard.
Strickler is now scheduled to die by lethal injection July 21st.
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[S-Arcadia-Counselor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-19 45:55]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Botetourt County counselor who had sex with a student will not go to jail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./January;]
[TAPE#=99-2 22:37]


23-year-old Sarah Robinson was a counselor at the former Wilderness Leadership Academy, now the Arcadia Leadership Academy.
She admitted she had sex with a 16-year-old male student after police found the couple in a van with steamy windows.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Robinson must perform 40 hours community service and will be on probation for a year.
Her one year jail sentence was suspended.

[Serial-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=]


A suspected serial killer on the FBI's ten most wanted list was seen as recently as last Friday.. in Louisville, Kentucky.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:16:43]
According to witnesses, Rafael Resendez-Ramirez frequented a downtown homeless shelter.
He's been linked to several murders in at least 3 states.
And yesterday a third murder charged was filed against him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((SGT. MARK BARNARD/LEXINGTON POLICE - ONE CHARGE OF MURDER, ONE CHARGE OF ROBBER, ONE CHARGE OF RAPE))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mark Barnard/Lexington, KY Police Dept.;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=one charge of rape.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington, KY;]


It happened here at the University of Kentucky -- a student was killed - his girlfriend raped -- the campus is close to railroad tracks.
All of alleged murders took place near rail lines.
(------------)


[PEACEKEEPERS]


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


A Washington Post report suggests a C-I-A analyst warned in advance that planners may have targeted the wrong building for a bomb attack in Belgrade.
It turned out to be the Chinese Embassy.
The Post says his concerns were never passed-on to higher-level officials.
Meantime, Top ranking NATO officials will be in Kosovo today to discuss disarmament with rebel leaders, this as peacekeepers guard against increasing violence.
Lisa Hughes reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:02:48]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Gnjilane, Kosovo; :00]
[SUPER=01-Djakovica, Kosovo; :12]
[SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director; 36]
[SUPER=01-Robin Cooke/British Foreign Minister; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Washington]

((LOCATOR: FILE, GNJILANE, KOSOVO) THE PENTGAGON SAYS THE U.S. MARINES INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING WERE AT A CHECKPOINT WHEN GUNMEN HIDDEN INSIDE A BUILDING STARTED FIRING. THE MARINES FIRED BACK, KILLING ONE PERSON.
(NATS)
(LOCATOR: DJAKOVICA, KOSOVO)

HOURS EARLIER, AN FBI TEAM ARRIVED IN KOSOVO. MORE THAN 50 MEMBERS WILL BE INVESTIGATING WAR CRIMES INCLUDING EXECUTIONS. THEY'LL WORK IN DJAKOVICA WHERE THERE'S EVIDENCE OF AT LEAST TWO MASS KILLINGS. IN ONE AT LEAST HALF THE VICTIMS ARE BELIEVED TO BE CHILDREN. AGENTS WILL TURN OVER EVIDENCE THAT MAY BE USED TO PROSECUTE PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC AND FOUR OTHER LEADERS.
(SOT, LOUIS FREEH, FBI DIRECTOR, "Sooner or later, under some circumstances, these individuals are going to have to ans

wer to these charges.") BUT COLLECTING EVIDENCE WON'T BE EASY. SOME VICTIMS HAVE BEEN DEAD FOR ALMOST THREE MONTHS. SOME BODIES MAY HAVE BEEN BURIED, EXHUMED AND REBURIED BY THE SERBS. BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY ROBIN COOK VISITED THE SITE OF A SUSPECTED MASSACRE. FORTY ETHNIC ALBANIANS WERE REPORTEDLY SHOT HERE ONE BY ONE AND SET ON FIRE.
(SOT, ROBIN COOK, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, "It is impossible not to share the terror, the horror that they mujst have

felt in those closing moments.") THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO SAW SOME OF THOSE MOMENTS AND GOT AWAY. RETURNING REFUGEES MAY PROVIDE THE BEST EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF WHAT HAPPENED, WHO DIED AND WHO DID IT.
(HUGHES STANDUP CLOSE: THE U.S. TEAM IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL INVESTIGATING THE ATROCITIES. THE WORK WILL TAKE WEEKS. FBI

DIRECTOR FREEH CALLS KOSOVO ONE OF THE LARGEST CRIME SCENES IN HISTORY. LH,CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[2-E-Flag-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:45:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A constitutional amendment banning flag burning is expected to be approved by the House later today.
But the measure is likely to suffer another defeat when it winds up in the Senate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Flags are always prominently displayed at sporting events, and the Roanoke Valley Horse Show in Salem is no exception.
Supporters say the amendment protects a unique american symbol.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:57:47]
[IN Q=the flag means]

(( DALE MCCOWN; I THINK IT SHOULD BE VERY ILLEGAL TO DO, I DON'T APPRECIATE ANYONE BURNING OR DESECRATING THE AMERICAN FLAG. WESLEY WHITE; I JUST THINK IT'S AN AWFUL SIN FOR SOMEBODY TO DO SUCH A THING ANYWAY, I'D LOVE TO SEE IT PASSED BEV FOISY; THE FLAG MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO US AND I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HONOR THAT AT ALL TIMES, AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR IT AND IN THE WARS, I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HONOR IT))
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[SUPER=07-Wesley White; :08]
[SUPER=07-Bev Foisy; :15]
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[OUT Q=should honor it]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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But critics maintain a ban on flag burning violates the protection of free speech.

[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Summer Hawkins/Miss Roanoke Valley;]



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[Steve Live]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Miss Virginia))

[E-81-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-24 42:21]
[GRAPHIC=81 Crash Investigation]


Investigators say they haven't found any obvious equipment problems that would have caused Saturday's fatal truck wreck on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Saturday;]


A Georgia man was killed, when the tractor that was being towed broke loose from the truck in front of it, and careened across the highway.
The empty tractor hit another truck heading in the opposite direction.
Investigators have been looking for the cause... but they haven't found any defects in the assembly that connected the two.
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[SOT]
[SOT 56:33]
[IN Q=It doesn't appear at this point]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VA. STATE POLICE: IT DOESN'T APPEAR AT THIS POINT THAT ANYTHING BROKE. IT JUST SIMPLY APPEARS THAT THE FIFTH WHEEL RELEASED THE KING PIN AND THE TRUCK SEPARATED.))
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[OUT Q=and the truck separated.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The State Police say that both Volvo and the company that was responsible for towing the vehicles from the truck plant in Dublin WERE in compliance with federal standards that regulate the commercial trucking industry.

[E-L'burg-Housing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 9:18]
[GRAPHIC=Housing]


The city of Lynchburg has a new weapon in its war on dilapidated, rundown housing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A new state law allows localities to acquire blighted properties if the owners are unable or unwilling to fix them up.
An organization like the local housing authority buys the property, cleans it up, then resells it to a more responsible owner.
The city's first test case is this abandoned home on Eldon Street.
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[SOT 9:43:18]
[IN Q=This is an]

((ED MCCANN/HOUSING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR: THIS IS AN OTHERWISE WELL- MAINTAINED NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS IS JUST KIND OF A SORE THUMB THAT STICKS OUT AND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET THE PROBLEM CORRECTED. AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER TOOL THAT THE AUTHORITY HAS NOW IN WORKING WITH THE CITY TO ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Ed McCann/Housing Authority Director]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=address these problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg is the first locality in the state to take advantage of the new law.
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[E-Methodists-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-28 7:32]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]


The annual Methodist conference is in Norfolk this week -- last year they asked local colleges to ban alcohol on campus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Ferrum College and four other Methodist schools in our area refuse to do that.
But Ferrum is spending an extra quarter million dollars over two years on drinking alternatives.
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[SOT 15:22:05]
[IN Q=There are several]

((THERE ARE SEVERAL ALCOHOL POISONING CASES EVERY YEAR. IT JUST HAPPENS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. PEOPLE SEE THEIR FRIENDS GETTING ALCOHOL POISONING AND THEY JUST GO OFF AND DO IT AGAIN SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU COULD DO.))
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Hager/Student;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=you could do]
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[VO-NAT]


The alternatives include weekend getaways and motivational speakers.
Faculty leaders say the program will succeed because students created it.
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[E-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-22 TC1:07:00]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery jackpot is up to 19 million dollars--a measure of success even in the face of recent criticism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Members of the Virginia Lottery Board say sales this year are expected to be the highest they've seen in the agency's eleven-year history. They attribute the high numbers to the introduction of the Big Game and more instant ticket games. Just last week, a federal study on gambling showed that the results of gambling were often harmful. State officials say that Virginia is a more conservative lottery than other states and they don't think the criticisms apply.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, thre are some horse races where everyone wins a blue ribbon...
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=take care]



[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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Barry Black will have to pay a 25-hundred dollar fine, but won't face jail time for burning a cross in Carroll County.
That was a jury's decision yesterday.
Black did not say if he would appeal, but his lawyer and the A-C-L-U say they're willing to take the case all the way to the U-S Supreme Court.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Tommy David Strickler will be executed on July 21-st.
Strickler was sentenced to die for the abduction, robbery and murder of Salem native Leann Whitlock in 1990.
Two previous execution dates were postponed while his appeals were heard.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


State police invesitgating Saturday's fatal truck accident on Interstate 81 have not found any obvious equipment problems.
A Georgia man was killed, when the tractor that was being towed broke loose from the truck in front of it, and careened across the highway.
Investigators have been looking for the cause... but they haven't found any defects in the assembly that connected the two.
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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)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

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