[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News 7 mornin', a small plane goes down in Bedford County.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Kurdish police step up security after an infamous Kurdish rebel leader is sentenced to die.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Warm and humid already this morning, with wake-up temperatures in the 70s.
Once again, we could reach the 90s for daytime highs...and again today, we have the chance for some afternoon showers and storms.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC44:25]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private]


Two men from Buchanan walked away with just scratches after their plane crashed near New London last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night]


This single- engine Cessna was en route from Roanoke to the New London airport for routine maintenance when it had problems landing at about 9-30.
The pilot.. Richard William Stehr (stare).. told police he was making a second approach when a tailwind apparently pushed the plane off the runway.
The propeller then hit the ground and the plane flipped over.
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[SOT 14:20:11]
[IN Q=Apparently there]

((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME STRANGE WINDS UP HERE TONIGHT. I'M NOT SURE WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT WE'VE HAD SOME SURROUNDING STORMS BUT NO RAIN IN THIS AREA AS FAR AS I KNOW, APPARENTLY THE WINDS WERE A FACTOR IN WHAT HAPPENED HERE TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/State Police; :00]
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[OUT Q=happened here tonight.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pilot and his passenger.. John Mark Surprenant walked away from the crash.
The plane was towed from the site and F-A-A investigators will be on scene today to investigate the crash.
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[Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Franklin County accident claimed the life of one man last night.
It happened on Snow Creek Road just after eleven o-clock.
State police say Melvin T. Woods Junior drove off the side of the road.
His pick-up truck then hit a fence and flipped several times.
Woods was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

[OCALAN-Sentence]


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


Turkish police have issued a security alert for possible attacks at embassies, airports and tourist resorts following the sentence imposed on a Kurdish guerrilla leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Imrali Island, Turkey;]

[4;08:57]
AbdullahOcalan was found guilty this morning of treason and was sentenced to die by hanging.
Sharpshooters have been in position on top of buildings close to the prison island where the trial was held.
Security around U-S diplomatic missions is also extra tight, since many Kurds think America worked with Turkey to capture Ocalan.
Ocalan led the Kurdish separatist movement for 15 years and during that time and estimated 29-thousand people were died.
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[MOTHER-KILLER ]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


An Indiana man is being held without bail, after allegedly confessing to murdering his baby boy as an act of revenge on his wife.
And in Philadelphia.. a 70-year old woman has avoided jail.. by pleading guilty to smothering eight of HER babies.... beginning in 19-49.
She'll spend 20 years on probation while researchers study her and her case to learn more about why new mothers sometimes kill their babies.
Marge Pala reports.
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[SOT]

[4;05:24]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Rudenstein/Defense Attorney; :21]
[SUPER=01-Joseph McMillen/Retired Investigator; :52]
[SUPER=01-Marge Pala/Reporting; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=For CBS News.]


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Roanoke Valley All Stars Football Clinic kicked off yesterday.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=this morning]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


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



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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=01-Debra Sorrell/Friendship Manor; :05]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :15]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=problems so far]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-19 49:37]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Not long after V-M-I Regimental Commander Jerry Webb got kicked out of school last month- -the Institute privately notified Federal Judge Jackson Kiser.
Also last month a local newspaper published details of Webb's dismissal.
But it wasn't until the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported it Saturday that it became BIG news.
Keith Humphry has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=(NAT SOT: Drum beat)]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=KH, News-7]

(( Webb was drummed out for using his leadership position in the cadet corps to coerce three female cadets into some sexual activity.
It was just days before commencement exercises at V-M-I, Webb was stripped of his position as Honor Court Vice President and he was sent packing.
The Rockbridge Advocate reported a month ago that "Webb allegedly used his perceived powers as an assistant prosecutor to get the women to 'certify' that they would keep quiet...."
Certification is a point of honor at V-M-I, and to violate the honor code is a dismissable offense.
The newspaper indicates Institute investigators got the women to talk by waiving that "certification," convincing them they would not be disciplined.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


V-M-I Spokesman Mike Strickler says a "confidential memo" went to Judge Kiser in late May, with a copy to the U-S Justice Department, outlining the incident.
Judge Kiser did not put the memo in the public file. And he declined to make it public yesterday.

[E-Asthma]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:11:01]
[GRAPHIC=Asthma]

Allergists at Lewis-Gale Clinic are treating patients before they even get to the exam room.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]


The Asthma Care Management Initiative allows patients to answer a list of questions on a computer-
It then tabulates the major source of the problem for the doctor.
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[SOT ub 10 19 12]
[IN Q=Will this work?]

((DR. THOMAS FAME/ALLERGY & ASTHMA: WILL THIS WORK? THIS IS A GREAT IDEA, COMPUTERS ARE SUPPOSE TO SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS, BUT WILL THIS BE...NEXT STEP IN TREATING PATIENTS, IS USING THIS OUTCOME TYPE OF INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Fame/Allergy & Asthma; ]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=type of information.]
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[VO NAT]
The Allergy Department at Lewis-Gale Clinic is the only facility currently using this computer technology for asthma and allergies.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new treatment for Parkinson's disease is raising hopes and eyebrows.
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=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( FOREIGN RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS CAUSED BY FERTILITY TREATMENTS.
VT=VO

((vo))
DOCTORS PERFORMING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION... USUALLY PLACE TWO OR MORE EMBRYOS IN A WOMAN'S WOMB.. TO INCREASE HER CHANCES OF DEVELOPING A HEALTHY BABY.
BUT THE PROCEDURE OFTEN RESULTS IN TWINS OR TRIPLETS-- THREATENING THE HEALTH OF BOTH MOTHER AND CHILDREN.
NOW BELGIAN RESEARCHERS SAY THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED TRAITS THAT CAN BE USED TO PICK THE EMBRYO -MOST- LIKELY TO RESULT IN A SUCCESSFUL PREGNANCY.
ABOUT 70-PERCENT OF ALL WOMEN PRODUCE AT LEAST ONE OF THESE SO-CALLED TOP-QUALITY EGGS EACH FERTILITY TREATMENT CYCLE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON THE IDEA OF TREATING PARKINSON'S DISEASE WITH TRANSPLANTED BRAIN CELLS--
BUT ACTUALLY GETTING THESE CELLS REMAINS A THORNY ISSUE.
THAT'S BECAUSE TAKING CELLS FROM ABORTED FETUSES IS CONTROVERSIAL, AND TRANSPLANTING ANIMAL CELLS COULD BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS.
HOWEVER, THE SOLUTION MAY LIE IN NEURAL STEM CELLS -- WHICH ARE GROWN IN A LAB... AND CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PARKINSON'S PATIENTS.
YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THIS STUDY IN NEXT MONTH'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, NATURE.//
VT=VO???

((vo????))
AND SCIENTISTS APPEAR TO BE BARKING UP THE -RIGHT- TREE.. WITH A NEW TYPE OF BONE THERAPY THAT'S BEING TESTED ON DOGS.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL SCHOOL SAY SPONGE-LIKE DEVICES CONTAINING GENES IMPORTANT FOR BONE GROWTH.. HELPED DOGS WITH BROKEN BONES HEAL FASTER.
CLINICAL TRIALS ON HUMANS COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT YEAR.
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]


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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive:cats)) [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]


A small plane went down in Bedford County last night but the two men on board walked away with only scratches.
The plane has been towed from the site and F-A-A investigators will be on scene today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


As expected, a court in Turkey has handed a death sentence to a Kurdish rebel leader.
When Abdullah Ocalan (ab-D00L'-uh OH'-juh-lahn) was captured earlier this year, riots broke out in many European cities.
Turkish police say they've have stepped up security today, just in case.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton today unveils his Medicare reforms, and they're guaranteed to be controversial.
Sources familiar with the plan say it includes a 24-dollar-a-month charge for a new prescription drug benefit.
The president has already proposed using part of the budget surplus for Medicare.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday June 29.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC44:25]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private]


The F-A-A today will begin investigating last night's plane crash in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night]


This single- engine Cessna flew out of Roanoke and was head to New London airport for routine maintenance when it had problems landing at about 9:30.
The pilot.. Richard William Stehr (stare).. said he was making a second approach when a tailwind apparently pushed the plane off the runway.
The propeller then hit the ground and the plane flipped over.
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[SOT 14:20:11]
[IN Q=Apparently there]

((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME STRANGE WINDS UP HERE TONIGHT. I'M NOT SURE WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT WE'VE HAD SOME SURROUNDING STORMS BUT NO RAIN IN THIS AREA AS FAR AS I KNOW, APPARENTLY THE WINDS WERE A FACTOR IN WHAT HAPPENED HERE TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bobby Ratliff/State Police; :00]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=happened here tonight.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pilot and his passenger, John Mark Surprenant , walked away from the crash.
The plane was towed from the site and F-A-A investigators will be on scene today.
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[Bedford-Super]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-23 50:44]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co.]


Race relations in Bedford County took a step forward last night as supervisors discussed expanding the Social Services Board, and quickly tabled a proposal to request exemption from the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In fact the board]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Bashore/Board Chairman; :22 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/SCLC President; :32]
[SUPER=01-Rufus Callaham/SCLC Vice President; :48]
[SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Supervisor; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=EE. News 7]
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[2-Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One man was killed in a late night accident in Franklin County
It happened on Snow Creek Road just after eleven o-clock.
State police say Melvin T. Woods Junior drove off the side of the road.
His pick-up truck then hit a fence and flipped several times.
Woods was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

[E-Lane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#99-16 1:29:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It was three strikes and you're out for an elderly Lynchburg man convicted of manslaughter yesterday.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hobbled by age]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=04-December 22, 1998; :10]
[SUPER=01-John Wheelock/Defense Attorney; :26]
[SUPER=01-Tom McKenna/Prosecutor; :42]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Hobbled by age, blind in one eye, 67- year- old Ray Lane Junior tried to convince a Lynchburg jury he acted in self defense when he stabbed to death his roommate last winter.
Both Lane and 40- year- old Michael Lessard had been drinking heavily that day when an argument broke out.
After Lessard slapped Lane in the face several times, Lane grabbed an eight- inch knife and stabbed Lessard once in the abdomen.
He says he was in fear for his life.. the jury disagreed.
[SOT 9:01:19]

((JOHN WHEELOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: CERTAINLY WE WERE DISAPPOINTED THAT THEY DID NOT DECIDE IT WAS SELF DEFENSE.. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE DECEDENT HAD THE REPUTATION THAT HE DID HAVE.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=he did have.]


Because Ray Lane had more than two previous convictions for violent crimes, this was his third and final strike.
[SOT 9:03:14]

((TOM MCKENNA/PROSECUTOR: HERE WE HAD AN INDIVIDUAL.. .. GOOD EFFECT IN THIS CASE.)) [RUNS 15]
[OUT Q=in this case.]


Sentencing will take place in August.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[2-Ocalan-Sentence]


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


Death is the sentence for a Kurdish rebel leader whose arrest sparked huge protests in much of Europe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Imrali Island, Turkey;]


Abdullah Ocalan (ab-D00L'-uh OH'-juh-lahn) was sentenced to die today in Turkey for treason, after leading a 15-year battle for Kurdish independence.
Security around U-S diplomatic missions will be extra tight, since many Kurds think America worked with Turkey to capture (OH'-juh-lahn) Ocalan.
And Turkish police officials say they're on high alert for plane hijackings or other attacks.
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[Medicare]


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


President Clinton today is set to give his prescription to save Medicare.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The President arrived back in Washington last night after a busy day in the northeast.
Among Mr. Clinton's proposals is picking up half the cost of pescription drugs for senior citizens.
They would pay 24 dollars a month for the benefit.
Monthly medicare premiums would also be hiked to 44 dollars.
The Clinton administration also hopes to keep medicare solvent byusing budget surpluses.. and by changing the way the agency does business with health care providers.
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[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Lynda Johnson/F. E. R. A. L.;]



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[essc#87??]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: cats))

[E-College-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 48:30]
[GRAPHIC=College Funding]


A new plan that would link state funding for colleges to how well the colleges perform has even supporters calling it "drastic."
Some state House Appropriations Committee members expressed skepticism about the plan yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


It's the brainchild of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.
Its members are appointed by the Governor.
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[SOT 14:19:17]
[IN Q=They're attempting]

((DEL. BOB BLOXOM/R-ACCOMACK: THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO DEVELOP A VERY FLEXIBILE SYSTEM WITH SOME KIND OF ACCOUNTABILITY. BUT YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE LEGISLATIVE SIDE ROLL OVER AND SAY WHATEVER IS PROPOSED WILL BE ACCEPTED.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Bloxom/(R) Accomack Co.;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=be accepted.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The General Assembly would have to sign off on the performance-based funding plan for it to take effect.

[Bedrosian-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


A Roanoke County judge says Al Bedrosian doesn't have to pay 47-hundred dollars to his former campaign manager.
The judge ruled yesterday that the unsuccessful House of Delegates candidate doens't have to use personal funds to pay Greg McMahon.
McMahon said he left Bedrosian's campaign in September 1997 after spending months trying to settle differences between the candidate and the state G-O-P.
The party eventually pulled financial support from the campaign.

[E-Postal-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-21 47:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some postal workers in Salem are starting a letter-writing campaign ... hoping it 'll stop the postal service from delivering bad news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


They work at the Remote Encoding Center.
And they're worried they're going to lose their jobs.
Remote encoding centers are the places where postal workers use computers to put bar codes on letters.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


But computers are getting smarter and will soon be able to do the work themselves...
Nine of the postal service's 55 centers are going to close.
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[SOT 52:16]
[IN Q=if they're consolidating]

((ROBERT BROWN: IF THEY'RE CONSOLIDATING, THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS A GOOD PLACE WITH A GREAT ECONOMY. THE ECONOMY WILL SUFFER IF 300-TOP-QUALITY JOBS LEAVE THE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Brown/Postal Service Employee]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=LEAVE THE VALLEY]
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[VO-NAT]


The Salem office employs 170-people whose part-time jobs pay more than 11 dollars an hour.
About a hundred workers are full-time.
The Postal Service said right now there are no plans to close the Salem facility.
But one day, computers will do virtually all of the work.
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[E-Farm-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:11:03]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


Virginia's farmers are beginning to receive money for drought relief.
But officials say they will need even more government assistance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 15;]


The federal aid comes to about 12 million dollars.
The money will go to some 35-hundred farmers across the state...but it's for crop losses they suffered LAST year.


It's been just as dry this growing season, and extension agents say the money in some cases is too little, too late.
Officials say this drought may turn out to be the worst in 60 years for Virginia agriculture.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Richard Petty get the green flag from his doctors and is released from the hospital.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Franklin County man was killed in a single car accident last night.
Melvin T. Woods Junior drove off the side of Snow Creek Road in Franklin County.
His pick-up truck then hit a fence and flipped several times.
Woods was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Two men escaped serious injury last night when their plane crashed at the New London airport in Bedford County.
The single- engine Cessna 182 was en route from Roanoke to the New London for routine maintenance when it had problems landing around 9:30.
The pilot.. Richard William Stehr (stare).. told police he was making a second approach when a tailwind apparently pushed the plane off the runway.
F-A-A investigators will be on scene today to look into the crash.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Bedford County Supervisors will not request an exemption to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Supervisors made the motion before anyone even spoke out on the issue.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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