[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


The F-B-I is hoping the public will help them catch a suspected killer.
A new photo of Rafael Resendez- Ramirez has been released..along with a new F-B-I hotline.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Roanoke Fire Officials now know the cause the apartment house fire that occurred over the weekend.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us, News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[Serial-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ramirez]


The search for suspected railroad serial-killer Rafael Resendez-Ramirez continues another day....
Now police departments from across the country are asking Texas authorities about the fugitive.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-El Paso, TX;]


The F-B-I says Ramirez once lived in El Paso, Texas, and has been spotted there.
The agency is counting on help from the public in catching Ramirez.
They've issued new photos of the alleged killer and have released a new hotline number.
More than 11- hundred leads have come in, so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:04:17]
[IN Q=The leads]

((DON CLARK/F.B.I.: THE LEADS ARE BEING HANDLED VERY EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY, AND YES, I DO THINK PROGRESS IS BEING MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Clark/FBI;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=is being made]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ramirez is described and very dangerous and violent.
He's said to be connected to at least eight deaths in three states...all of his suspected victims were killed near railroad tracks.
(------------)



[S-Fire-Cause]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-35 2:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Roanoke Fire Officials now know the cause for the apartment house fire last Sunday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]


Authorities say electrical problems are to blame... but they are still unable to pinpoint the nature of the electrical malufunction.
Eight people including several small children were inside when the fire started at 14-05 Campbell.
Fire officials say there was 75-thousand dollars in damages... and another 10-thousand dollars to the house next door.
(------------)



[E-Airport-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:24:25]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


Roanoke airport officials want to keep people from taking off to Greensboro in search of cheaper fares and more flights.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Delta pulled one of its A-S-A jet flightsout of the daily lineup to Atlanta.
It was replaced with a smaller, slower plane.
Now only four jets serve the Atlanta flight each day... and the airport's director knows some passengers aren't happy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:17]
[IN Q=of course]

((JACKIE SHUCK: OF COURSE, TO THE LOCAL PASSENGER IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. IT'S A JET VERSUS A TURBO PROP. SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'M REAL PLEASED WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Roanoke Airport Director]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=PLEASED WITH]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some passengers are defecting to Greensboro for cheaper flights.
A ticket from Roanoke to Atlanta can cost more than 900-dollars.
The same ticket from Greensboro is only 100.
Roanoke's airport is trying to land a low-fare airline like Southwest.
But Southwest usually flies to bigger cities... and right now there's not enough of a demand to support the airline in Roanoke.
(------------)


[Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


If you have children, you'll want to take note of some toys that are being recalled for safety hazards.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


19- million "dive sticks" are being recalled...
The sticks are weighted at the bottom, and when you toss them into a swimming pool, they sink with one end sticking up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:17:41]
[IN Q=There have been]

((ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMM.:THERE HAVE BEEN SIX IMPALEMENT INJURIES THAT WE KNOW ABOUT-- THREE RECTAL, THREE VAGINAL, AND ONE FACIAL LACERATION. BUT THESE ARE VERY SERIOUS INJURIES.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Brown/Consumer Product Safety Comm.;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=serious injuries]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The commission is also recalling two infant carriers-- Snugli Front and Back Packs Model Number 075 and 080.
Small babies, especially those under two months old can shift to one side and slip through the leg opening.
And for young Star Wars fans....the Darth Maul Double- Bladed Light Sabre and the Qui-Gon Jinn Light Sabre are also being recalled.
The toys light up and make noise..but the handles and overheat and the batteries can explode.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Sammy Sosa nails his 25th and 26th homers last night against the Rockies
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=G.M ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=From B'burg]



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


[One-Steve]


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


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



(I'll introduce pack with some kind of whitty banter...)



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Saturday we]
[SUPER=01-Vikki Feurer/Bedford Main Street Director; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :23]
[SUPER=01-Ray Trail/Racer; 1:05]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=and my grandson]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: bedford go-kart))

[E-Teacher-Exam]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC46:07]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


They are the highest standards in the nation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Prospective schoolteachers must now get the highest scores in the nation on an exam called "PRAXIS TWO" -- if they want to be certified in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The board]

((KIRK SCHRODER/STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: THE BOARD CLEARLY WANTS TO EMPHASIZE BASIC SKILLS, ESPECIALLY IN ENGLISH AND MATH. AND WE'RE PUTTING AN EMPHASIS ON THAT IN THE BASICS WITH OUR CHILDREN. SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR TEACHERS HAVE THOSE SKILLS AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroder/State Board of Education;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The State Board set the new "cut scores" for the exam yesterday.
New teachers hired for this fall will have to meet the new standards.
(------------)



[E-Jefferson-Reunion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:05:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a milestone reunion for a Roanoke High School.
50 members of the class of 19-29 are celebrating.
Intern Reporter Juliet Bickford has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You've forgotten]
[SUPER=01-Millicent Urquhart/Class of 1929; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Williamson/Reunion Coordinator; :37]
[SUPER=19-Juliet/Bickford; :43]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:14:33 nats]
[IN Q=You've forgotten]

((YOU'VE FORGOTTEN ME, RUTH. I REMEMBER YOU.))
[RUNS= 4 ]
[OUT Q=you.]

They graduated 70 years ago--but they remember their days together well.
Fifty members of the class got together to reminisce over yearbooks, pictures, and newspaper clippings. Some memories stuck out more than others.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 1:20:41]
[IN Q=The trip]

((MILLICENT URQUHART/ CLASS OF 1929: THE TRIP THAT WE TOOK TO LYNCHBURG FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME. THEY HAD A COMPLETE TRAIN OF PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO GO TO THAT GAME.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=game.]

High school days were carefree--"the roaring twenties"--but on the brink of the Great Depression.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:30:09]
[IN Q=We were]

((WE WERE THE LAST OF THE INNOCENTS. WE DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING. WE WERE JUST HAPPY.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUT Q=happy.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:10:16 II]
[IN Q=A lot]

((JULIET BICKFORD/ REPORTING: A LOT HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS--JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL IS NOW USED AS A CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AMONG OTHER THINGS. BUT THE CLASS OF 1929'S SCHOOL SPIRIT IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=alive.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:05:44 II nats]

((singing))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=rah rah, laughing.]

They remembered Roanoke as a smaller--more tight-knit community back in the days when the afterschool hangouts were Guy's soda shop and Hobby's record store. They still feel loyalty to each other and their school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:01:29 nats]

(( I'll be loving you always. haha.))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=ha ha.]

There were fewer classmates in attendance than at their fiftieth reunion but out of the 268 students that graduated--they think they're doing pretty good. Juliet Bickford. News 7. Roanoke.))

[E-Hiker-Donor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-18TC48:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


24-year old Asher Wolf isn't complaining about hiking all the way from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.


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

[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; ]

He's just glad to be around to do it after suffering from Lupus and having a kidney transplant five years ago. Wolf says he's making the six month trek to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 10 36 02]
[IN Q=The thing that]

((ASHER WOLF/HIKER: THE THING THAT'S UNBELIEVEABLE TO ME ABOUT ORGAN DONATION IS IT'S COMPLETETLY PREVENTABLE, NOBODY NEEDS TO DIE WAITING FOR AN ORGAN.))
[SUPER=01-Asher Wolf/Hiker; ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=for an organ.]
(----------------)

[VO NAT]
Wolf passed through Botetourt County yesterday -- he estimates he'll reach the end of the trail by October.
(---------------)



[Health-Check]


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


Speaking of organ donation-- there's a new system to get livers to people who need them the most.
Jeffrey Koffman has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Koffman/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( DOCTORS ARE URGING WOMEN TO GET YEARLY BREAST EXAMS AT AN EARLIER AGE.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS NOW ADVISING WOMEN TO START GETTING ANNUAL MAMMOGRAMS AT THE AGE OF 40.
THE GROUP HAD PREVIOUSLY RECOMMENDED A LESS RIGID TIMETABLE FOR WOMEN IN THEIR 40'S.
BUT THE A-M-A SAYS IT CHANGED ITS POLICY AFTER REVIEWING NEW STUDIES THAT SHOW THE VALUE OF ANNUAL SCREENINGS FOR YOUNGER WOMEN.//
VT=VO

((vo))
WOMEN WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD LATE IN PREGNANCY.. PROBABLY SHOULD WAIT A YEAR BEFORE TRYING TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE.
A BRITISH STUDY FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO CONCEIVED SOON AFTER THEIR LOSS.. EXPERIENCED HIGHER LEVELS OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.. THAN THOSE WHO WAITED.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE WOMEN NEED AT LEAST A YEAR TO MOURN.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND OFFICIALS HOPE SOME KEY CHANGES TO THE ORGAN DONOR SYSTEM WILL HELP GET LIVER TRANSPLANTS TO PATIENTS WHO NEED THEM MOST.
UNDER THE REVISED POLICY, LIVERS WILL BE OFFERED FIRST TO THE SICKEST PATIENTS LOCATED IN THE DONOR'S AREA.
THE SECOND CHANGE AIMS AT MAKING MORE LIVERS AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN.. BY DIVIDING THE ORGANS INTO TWO TRANSPLANTABLE PARTS.//
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 Desk]
[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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A new photo and a new F-B-I hotline are the latest tools agents are using in efforts to catch suspected railroad serial killer Rafael Resendez- Ramirez.
More than 11- hundred leads have come in so far.
A 50- thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


16-year-old Jason Woodson is facing criminal charges after making a bomb threat at Patrick Henry High School.
Woodson had said he thought the bomb threat would be a "good joke"
But a juvenile judge apparently didn't think so...he found Woodson guilty of the felony.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And two Kosovar refugee families are settling into their new homes in Martinsville.
But it will take some time before they're able to forget the atrocities of fleeing their war-torn country.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, June 25th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Ramirez]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ramirez]

[***ANCHOR TAG ****]
The F-B-I is asking for help from the public in its manhunt for suspected serial killer Rafael Resendez-Ramirez.
The agency hopes a new F-B-I hotline, and new photo of Ramirez it's distributing will lead to his capture.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The sounds of]
[SUPER=01-Don Clark/FBI;]
[SUPER=01-David Alba/FBI;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Detroit]

(( THE SOUNDS OF A FREIGHT TRAIN RUMBLING THROUGH RURAL AMERICA COMBINED WITH THE IMAGE OF A SERIAL KILLER CONTINUE TO SEND CHILLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AS THE FBI RELEASED A NEW PICTURE OF RAFAEL RESENDEZ RAMIREZ-IT ONCE AGAIN PUT OUT THE CALL FOR HELP FROM THE PUBLIC. THE PUBLICITY BLITZ HAS GENERATED MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED LEADS.
(SOT DON CLARK/FBI)

"The leads are being handled very efficiently and effectively and yes I do think progress is being made." FBI AGENTS DESCRIBE RAMIREZ AS VERY DANGEROUS AND VIOLENT. THEY SAY HE'S CONNECTED TO LEAST EIGHT DEATHS IN THREE STATES. ALL OF HIS SUSPECTED VICTIMS WERE KILLED NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS AND AUTHORTIES THINK HE'S GOING FROM TOWN TO TOWN HOPPING TRAINS.
(NATSOUND)

THROUGHOUT THE NATION-- FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL POLICE ARE SEARCHING THE RAILLINES-TRACKING THE KILLER.THE FBI SAYS RAMIREZ ONCE LIVED IN EL PASO, TEXAS AND HAS RELATIVES THERE. AGENTS SAY HE'S BEEN SPOTTED THERE.
(SOT, DAVID ALBA, FBI)

"He has been seen in the area here several times and I say he's been here and we would expect that he might be coming here again as he tracks up north and comes back. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF OTHER POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS-BUT SO FAR NONE HAVE PANNED OUT. STILL THE FBI FEELS THE PUBLIC WILL PLAY A MAJOR PART IN CATCHING THE SO-CALLED RAILROAD KILLER.
(SOT, CLARK)

"To get the information that can lead us one step ahead of where he's coming so we can be there to get him." THE FBI IS OFFERING A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO RAMIREZ' ARREST. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))
(--------------------------)
[TALENT=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The new F-B-I hotline number is 800-889-8161.

[E-Woodson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11 2:02:25]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He thought it would be a good joke to make a bomb threat at school... after the Columbine shootings.
But now he faces the consequences of a criminal conviction.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jason Woodson wasn't your typical "call-in the-threat" kind of bomber.
He wasn't a BOMBER at all.
In Juvenile Court yesterday Spanish Teacher Leslie Cleveland testified the incident with Woodson came on the heels of an earlier bomb scare the same day.
She was returning to her classroom with the students, when Woodson asked her: "Has your room blown up, yet?" She indicated it had NOT, and then- -by HER account, Woodson said: "Well, it's going to."
Woodson denies making the second remark.
An hour later the building was evacuated a second time.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Judge Joe Clarke concluded Woodson was suggesting he had some control over the situation and so the judge said the 16-year old was guilty of making a bomb threat. That's a felony.
The judge postponed a decision on punishment... for two months.

[E-Kosovo-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:07:45]
[GRAPHIC=Kosovo Refugees]


Just weeks ago, they were crammed 100 to a tent in refugee camps in Macedonia.
Now two refugee families from Kosovo are at their new homes in Martinsville.
But as Marya Jones reports, they haven't left the memories of violence or their dreams of returning home behind.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Even as Kemail Bela sits]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kemail Bela/Kosovo Refugee; :09]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Xaje Hasanaj/Kosovo Refugee; :44 quick]
[SUPER=01-Lindita Hajrullahu/Kosovo Refugee; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]

(( Even as Kemail Bela sits in his Martinsville living room, his thoughts are in Kosovo.
He's haunted by two women he and his children saw shot there by Serbs. [NATSOUND: BELA TALKING from 1:06:19] [RUNS :02]
[SOT 1:07:26 - 1:07:41]

((HE MANAGED TO CARRY THOSE TWO FEMALES WITH ONE OF HIS FRIENDS ON HIS SHOULDERS FOR 13 HOURS. AND ONE OF THOSE FEMALES WAS PREGNANT. AND BY THE TIME THEY MADE IT TO THE MACEDONIAN BORDER, SHE DIED.)) [RUNS :15]
But getting over the nightmares is just the first obstacle for the Bela family.
All 7 of the children are malnourished from living in camps.
[QUICK NATSOT: CHILDREN]

((QUICK NATSOUND FROM CHILDREN)) [RUNS :02]
Their doctor -- a Kosovo refugee himself -- says 9-year-old Albana broke her arm playing last weekend ...because her bones were weakened by rickets.
[SOT 1:21:42 - 1:21:47]

((DR. XAJE HASANAJ: ALL THE SERBIAN AGGRESSION HAS AFFECTED MOSTLY THE CHILDREN. )) [RUNS :05]
The Belas also have to learn English.
They want their children to go to school here.
And they hope to eventually find jobs.
Kemail Bela was a teacher in Kosovo. [1:22:23 - :32] ((DR. XAJE HASANAJ: THEY WILL AGREE TO DO ANYTHING THEY CAN TO BUILD TO SOME DEGREE THEIR HOPES FOR THEIR FUTURE. )) [RUNS :09]
21-year-old Lindita (Hay-RU-lah-hu) Hajrullahu came here with her mother and 5 brothers and sisters.
Her father stayed to fight in the Kosovo Liberation Army.
[NATSOT 20:28]
((NATSOT: LINDITA TALKING))

[RUNS 02]
She says, "THERE'S NO DOUBT GOING BACK IS ALWAYS IN MY MIND. JUST I HOPE AND PRAY MY FATHER WILL SURVIVE."
Lindita sang in a band in Kosovo.
And she says if she can't go back, her dream is to sing with Bill Clinton.
[15:05 NATSOT]

((LINDITA HAJRULLAHU: YEAH.)) [RUNS: 02]
For these two families, it'll be a long road to recovery.
But they've found a place to heal in Martinsville.
[NAT SOT - near 1:26:28]
((NAT SOT: LITTLE GIRL SINGING))

[RUNS: 03]
Marya Jones, News 7.))

[E-State-Boards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 TC 1:11:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore says there's no room for racism in his administration, despite recent complaints of racial bias on some appointed state boards.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The complaints have come from Gerald Glenn, Director of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice following a dispute with board members, and from Reverend Rufus Adkins after the Corrections Board elected an all- white slate of officers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:30]
[IN Q=We're not going to permit]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE'RE NOT GOING TO PERMIT ANY TYPE OF RACIAL BIAS IN THIS ADMINISTRATION, AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE SEEING ANY. MY GOAL OF MY ADMINISTRATION IS TO BE INCLUSIVE, TO BRING PEOPLE IN, MAKE THEM PART OF THE ADMINISTRATION, TO BRING EVERYBODY IN TO THE PUBLIC POLICY PROCESS. PARTICULARLY MEMBERS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. WE'RE DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=we're doing that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Adkins is also a member of the State Social Services Board, but he had no comment today in Roanoke after three white members were elected to leadership positions.
Adkins says he won't speak publicly until he meets with Governor Gilmore's Chief of Staff.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro pack)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=we have a]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Edith Trail/Pit Crew; :14]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Trail/Racer; :32]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Hatcher/Racer; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Hatcher/Racer; 2:04 (quick)]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q= a second before]


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



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: bedford go-kart))

[E-Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-23 TC47:38]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Va. Pageant]


The preliminary competition for the Miss Virginia Scholorship pageant got underway last night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Joy Sutton has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=26 young women]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=01-Hugh Copeland/Pageant Director; 34]
[SUPER=01-Mary Catherine/Miss Apple Blossom Festival; 1:18]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

(( 26 young women from all around Virginia made their stage debuts.
Each one hoping to capture the judges eyes and take home the title of Miss Virginia.
And the pageant had an extra special touch this year...the Miss Virginia Men. They danced along side the girls...and showed off their physiques with the contestants during the swimsuit competition.
Pageant Director Hugh Copeland says adding the men is something he knew the audience and girls would like.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:50:13]
[IN Q=I just though]

((HUGH COPELAND/PAGEANT DIRECTOR:I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD CONCEPT..IN ADDITION TO HAVING ALL THE BEAUTIFUL CONTESTANTS ON STAGE TO HAVE THE MALE ASPECT OF DANCERS AND SINGERS TO SUPPORT THAT AND MAKE IT A TOTAL IMAGE..AND AT THE SAME TIME NOT HAVE FEMALE DANCER TO COMPETE WITH THE BEAUTY OF THE CONTESTANTS)) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=the contestant]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND: MARY CATHERINE SINGING)) [RUNS 5]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND]


For contestant Mary Catherine...Miss Apple Blossom Festival...this is her last chance to take home the crown.
This is her third time competing...in 1997 she made the top ten...in 1998 she won third runner-up.
And she is hoping the third time is a charm.
Catherine says a bubble gum fortune she opened when was 12...told her she was destined to be Miss America.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:43:20]
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((MARY CATHERINE/CONTESTANT:ONE PARTICULAR WRAPPER I GOT SAID SOMEDAY YOU WILL BE MISS AMERICA...THIS IS A TRUE STORY..AND I STILL HAVE IT. I WORE IT IN MY SHOE IN MY INTERVIEW.)) [RUNS 8]
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But it will take more than luck to win...
The contestants must shine in stage...and show they have what it takes to represent the state of Virginia.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke.))

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"Slowhand" must have gone home EMPTY-HANDED yesterday....
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Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton auctioned off 100 of his prized instruments at Christie's in New York.
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That was the selling price for Clapton's "Brownie" guitar ,on which he created the hit song, "Layla."
The auction raised nearly five- million dollars for his Crossroads Centre, a treatment facility for drug and alcohol addiction.
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Clapton had said before the auction there was one guitar he really wanted back, and he was planning to bid on it anonymously.
His spokesmen say he put in a bid, but that he BOUGHT nothing yesterday.

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In sports, the Hokies are offered full time membership into the Big East...
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Investigators say the fire that forced eight people from their Roanoke home last weekend was accidental.
Authorities say electrical problems are to blame... but they are still unable to pinpoint the nature of the electrical malufunction.
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Virginia's standards for teachers are now the highest in the nation.
Prospective schoolteachers must pass an exam called "PRAXIS TWO" -- if they want to be certified in the Commonwealth.
New teachers hired for this fall will have to meet the new standards.
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Delta has pulled one of its A-S-A jet flights out of the daily lineup from Roanoke to Atlanta.
It was replaced with a smaller, slower plane.
Some passengers are defecting to Greensboro for cheaper flights.
Roanoke's airport is trying to land a low-fare airline like Southwest but right now, there's not enough demand.
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Take a quick trip to the moon, or re- live the sinking of the "Titanic"....
Sound impossible?
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Not if you take a walking tour through the Enchanted Castle Studios.
Owner Mark Cline has created several unforgettable displays like the "Tornado Room" and a replica of the Titanic.
Cline says the Enchanted Castle is only "85- percent" complete...and is still growing.
Come along for a visit to a smaller, but CLOSER version of a Disney theme park.
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Enchanted Castle Studios is the site for this week's "Time Off" segment, tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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