[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]
Someone in Minnesota wins one of the biggest powerball jackpots.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a there's been a deadly cable car accident in the French Alps.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy, warm, and muggy this morning, with scattered showers streaming northward from the Carolinas...
And a peek ahead at the holiday weekend outlook reveals a big heat wave.
We'll sort it all out for you in the forecast.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[powerball]


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


Somebody out there is holding a single Powerball ticket worth 150 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]

[4:03;58]
Officials with the multi-state lottery say only one ticket -- sold in Minnesota -- matched all six numbers drawn la

st night.
The jackpot is the third largest in Powerball history.
There were forty-nine 100-thousand-dollar-winners nationwide.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia play powerball.
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[Cable-car]


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


A cable car accident in the French Alps kills nearly two dozen.
French officials say the car fell about 260 feet to the ground today at a ski resort.
Twenty one people in the cable car were killed.
Most of them were employees of a regional observatory and were headed for an observtory at a nearby summit.
No word yet on the cause of the accident.

[E-Trash-Law]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net a]
[GRAPHIC=Va Landfills]


Governor Gilmore says he will take his garbage fight to the U-S Supreme Court, if he has to. This after Virginia lost another court battle over out-of-state trash.
A federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision Wednesday, blocking two new state laws to limit new trash imports.
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:12:00]
[SUPER=04-Dept. of Environmental Quality;]


Governor Gilmore had used tape like this, showing medical waste from New York being illegally dumped in Virginia, to block more imports.
But the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Gilmore request yesterday, to overturn the lower court's injunction that was issued just one day earlier.
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[E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-11 23:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural Decision]


The public gets a look at it all next week.
The panel dealing with the Robert E. Lee mural taken down from Richmond's floodwall made a surprise announcement Wednesday.
It's recommending that a new image of Lee go up.
It's also added a black union soldier and an etching of Abraham Lincoln visiting Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The City Council member who got Lee taken down in the first place is NOT happy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sa'ad El-Amin/Richmond City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brag Bowling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :15 ]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=to an end.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new Lee image is a Matthew Brady portrait done two days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 2;]


It would replace the head shot put up for just one day in early June.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The advisory panel will make its final recommendation after hearing public input all next week.


[2Danville-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:35:01]
[GRAPHIC=Griffin Resignation]


Danville City Council members say they can offer more information later today, on the reasons behind City Manager Ray Griffin's resignation.
He handed in his resignation yesterday .. after coming under fire from City Council.
Griffin says Council told him he could remain through the end of the year.
But Mayor Ruby Archie says tomorrow if Griffin's final day.


[1-Sports]


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


In sports,
The Virginia State Amateur Golf Tournament is off to swinging start.
Mike Stevens has more in sports.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy Folks]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=Little bit.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Alex Cox/Health Craft;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



(toss to stocks)

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

[E-Wasena-Sex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:01:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of the gay men charged with soliciting an undercover officer in a Roanoke park last Fall took his chances with a jury ... and lost.
Jurors not only convicted Ron Waller of a felony Wednesday, they called for him to serve 60 days in jail and pay a 15-hundred dollar fine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Waller had approached a Vice- Squad officer in Wasena Park October 12th.
Though Waller let the detective do most of the talking, under-cover Officer David Clayton said Waller made the first move by grabbing the detective's crotch.
The prosecutor says Waller did just about the same thing two years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That 1997 offense]

((THAT 1997 OFFENSE OCCURRED IN WASENA PARK, AND HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING DETECTIVE STAPLES OF THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND AT THAT TIME HE WAS WORKING IN THE VICE BUREAU, AND IT WAS UNDER THE SAME SORT OF CIRCUMSTANCES WE HAD TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Ekirch/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=we had today.]
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[V/O- NAT SOT]


Waller remains free on bond, though the judge told him not to go back to Wasena Park.
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[E-Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-19 53:56]
[GRAPHIC=Druckenmiller Rape Charge]


Prosecutors are concerned Jim Druckenmiller's popularity could give him an unfair advantage in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/April 28;]


So they've asked a judge to move the former Virginia Tech quarterback's upcoming rape trial out of Montgomery County.
Prosecutors say it will be difficult to find an impartial jury because many in the community are either football fans or tied to the university in some way.
Druckenmiller now plays for the 49ers. He is accused of raping a Tech student in Blacksburg earlier this year.
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[Ind-Counsel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The independent counsel act is now.. history.
IT died at midnight.. after congress choose not to renew it.
Total cost to taxpayers.. at least 150 million dollars.. and counting.
That's because ken starr has yet to end his investigations.
But.. he's done in arkansas.
As expected.. hillary rodham clinton's former law partner.. webster hubbell pleaded guilty yesterday to financial fraud.
Jim Stewart reports.
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[SOT]

[4:12:11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Independent Counsel; :17]
[SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/Reporting; :47]
[SUPER=01-Webster Hubbell/Former Assoc Attorney General; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.]


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Healthcheck]


10 tomatoes a day? Don't try it, unless you want to look really orange.
Mika Brzezinski has our Mornin' Healthcheck report.
(///// SOT /////)

[07/01/99 - 04NA - 04:30:54]
[SOT]
[IN Q=New research]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

(( NEW RESEARCH CLEARS UP CONFUSION ABOUT A HEART CONDITION THAT HAS BEEN MIS-DIAGNOSED.. AND MISUNDERSTOOD... FOR FAR TOO LONG.
VT=VO

((vo))
MITRAL-VALVE PROLAPSE OCCURS WHEN THE HEART VALVE FAILS TO CLOSE PROPERLY-- PUSHING BLOOD BACK INTO THE HEART.
PATIENTS WITH THIS DEFECT WERE TOLD THEY HAD A HIGHER RISK OF STROKES.
BUT NOW TWO STUDIES PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.. FIND THE CONDITION POSES NO SERIOUS HEALTH RISK.
THEY ALSO SAY IT'S BEEN WIDELY MIS-DIAGNOSED.
THAT'S BECAUSE DOCTORS OFTEN MISTAKE A BULGE IN THE HEART VAVLE.. AS AN INDICATION OF THE PROBLEM.//
VT=VO

((vo))
"LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON" MAY NOT BE A GOOD THING FOR MEN INVOLVED IN A COMMON METHOD OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION.
A NEW REPORT SAYS THE PROCEDURE COULD BE PASSING ON A GENETIC DEFECT THAT CAUSES MALE INFERTILITY... TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN BORN EACH YEAR.
THIS IS NOW RAISING ETHICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.
THE FINDINGS APPEAR IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, HUMAN REPRODUCTION.//
ONCAM ((on cam))
AND ONE WOMAN'S OBSESSION WITH TOMATOES.. HAD HER LOOKING MORE LIKE A PUMPKIN.
OHIO RESEARCHERS SAY A 66-YEAR OLD WOMAN'S HANDS AND FEET TURNED ORANGE.. AFTER EATING UP TO 10 TOMATOES A DAY.. FOR TWO MONTHS.
DOCTORS SAY SHE CRAVED TOMATOES BECAUSE HER BODY WAS NOT GETTING ENOUGH IRON.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Alex Cox/Health Craft;]
[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

((Archive: cooking)) [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 25 year old law that gave independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, his power... is now history.
The statute expired at midnight, amid criticism the job became too political.
The Law came into being a quarter- century ago, after the abuses of the Nixon Administration.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

WILL it be another red-hot day on wall street?
yesterday, the federal reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point--
but it also signaled there would be no new rate hikes in the near future.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now, it's just a waiting game.
Lottery officials say one ticket sold in Minnesota has won the

entire 150 million-dollar Powerball jackpot.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thurday July 1st.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2powerball]


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


One lucky winner of last night's powerball jackpot now has 150-million reasons to smile.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]

[4:03;58]
Officials with the multi-state lottery say only one ticket -- sold in Minnesota -- matched all six numbers drawn la

st night.
The 150 million dollar jackpot is the third largest in Powerball history.
Another four Powerball tickets sold in Minnesota matched five of

the winning numbers and are worth 100-thousand-dollars each. There were forty-nine 100-thousand-dollar-winners nationwide.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia play powerball.
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[2Cable-car]


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


French officials are still on the scene of a deadly cable car accident.
Twenty one people were killed today when a cable car fell 260 feet in the French Alps.
Officials say the car was heading to a local observator, where most of the passengers worked.
No word yet on the cause of the accident.

[2Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural Dispute]


A surprise development in the debate over Richmond's Floodwall Gallery yesterday.
An advisory panel has picked a new image of Robert E. Lee- and added a black union soldier and an etching of Abraham Lincoln visiting Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[From 599-11]
The new Lee image is a full body shot of the General standing at his Richmond home.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 2;]


It would replace the head shot put up previously.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The 29 murals it is recommending go on public display next week.

[E-Danville-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:35:01]
[GRAPHIC=Griffin Resignation]


Danville City Council members say they can offer more information later today, on the reasons behind City Manager Ray Griffin's resignation.
He handed in his resignation yesterday .. after coming under fire from City Council.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Ray Griffin refused to go on camera, but said he was "shocked and surprised" by City Council's vote of "no confidence" in him at a closed performance review two weeks ago.
The mayor and members of City Council were tight-lipped on the issue, calling it a private matter between Griffin and Council.
(///// SOT /////)
[****BUMP SOTS: SOT 1:06:42 - :49 AND 29:32 - :38****]
[IN Q=City council asked the city]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Mayor; ]

((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: CITY COUNCIL ASKED THE CITY MANAGER RAY GRIFFIN TO RESIGN BECAUSE IT WAS FELT THAT THE CITY NEEDED A CHANGE.))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 29:32 - :38]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Williams/Danville City Council; ]

((WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL: CERTAINLY, I CAN SAY THAT HE PROVIDED QUALITY SERVICE AND WAS DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=dedicated to the city of Danville.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Both parties dispute the date that Griffin's resignation begins.
Griffin says Council told him he could remain through the end of the year.
But Mayor Ruby Archie says tomorrow if Griffin's final day .

[E-Rail-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-28 19:23]
[GRAPHIC=NS Growing Pains]


July 1 has arrived, and Norfolk Southern couldn't be happier.
It's typically a slow month ... and should give N-S time to work through the growing pains that came with taking over part of Conrail.
It's the biggest rail merger in history... and Scott Goldberg reports ... it has hit some big roadblocks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/Norfolk Southern;:15]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/June 1998;:38]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=SG N 7]
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(([SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NAT: TRAIN WHISTLING FROM "RIDE ALONG" TAPE.))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


There's no problem rolling through Roanoke.
But when Norfolk Southern trains get near their new Northeastern destinations, they're running into traffic jams ... showing up late ... or not at all.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 52:00 "ns" tape]
[IN Q=the level]

((SUSAN BLAND/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS HAS NOT BEEN UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONSAND CERTAILNLY HASN'T BEEN UP TO THEIRS.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=TO THEIRS]


In a rare public apology, N-S said it's sorry for the backups... blaming problems on computers that can't talk to each other.
Nobody expected the merger to go off without a hitch.
But knowing Norfolk Southern is a stickler for details, most analysts expected a smoother ride than this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from tape 98-42 at 21:17]
[IN Q=i wholeheartedly]

((LINDA MORGAN/SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD: I WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS...))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS]


The federal agency that approved the deal last summer now wants detailed explanations of why so much has gone so wrong. [UP file]
Both the Surface Transportation Board and the railroad remember Union Pacific's botched merger that cost the U-S economy billions.
It's a memory both want to supress ... by making sure THIS merger is conducted smoothly.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


If you're heading out on the road for the holiday weekend, expect to pay more at the gas pump than you did last July 4th.
Triple-A reports that average gas prices in Virginia are 3-and-a half cents higher per gallon than they were a year ago.
Prices have remained steady, however, for the past month.

[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Alex Cox/Health Craft;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: cooking))

[Medicare]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-26]
[GRAPHIC=Medicare]


President Clinton says it's time for medicare to cover prescription drugs.
Seniors in our area agree, but say there should be limits.
Eric Earnhart has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Margaret Burks has worked]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Burks/Brambleton Pharmacy Employee; :10]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Dowdy/Pharmacy Customer; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Weiner/Pharmacy Customer; :57]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Adam Young/Pharmacy Customer; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Bill Skelton/Pharmacy Customer; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( Margaret Burks has worked at Brambleton Pharmacy for 17 years...
She says seniors are often shocked by the cost of their medication... sometimes walking out empty-handed.

[SOT 00:13:41]
[IN Q=some of them]

(( MARGARET BURKS/PHARMACY EMPLOYEE; SOME OF THEM WON'T TAKE IT CAUSE THEY WON'T PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR IT. ))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=that kind of money for it]



Rebecca Dowdy worries about what will happen when SHE goes on medicare.

[SOT 00:28:09]
[IN Q=we have a lot of]

(( REBECCA DOWDY/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; WE HAVE A LOT OF SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER THEY SUPPLY THEMSELVES WITH NUTRITIOUS FOOD OR WHETHER THEY SUPPLY THEMSELVES WITH MEDICATION TO STAY ALIVE, AND NEITHER ONE SHOULD BE ELIMINATED. ))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=should be eliminated]



[SOT 14:57:52]
[IN Q=we can do better]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON; WE CAN DO BETTER THEN THAT, WE ARE NOW PROSPEROUS ENOUGH TO DO BETTER THAN THAT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=better than that]



The president's plan would cover a thousand dollars a year for an additional 24 dollar monthly premium.
The program will cost billions, critics are worried about it's impact on Medicare as a whole.
Jerry Weiner is NOT worried, he says... as long as seniors grow in number... and VOTE.

[SOT 00:22:25]
[IN Q=I think the]

(( JERRY WEINER/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; I THINK THE SYSTEM IS SOUND AND I BELIEVE THE POLITIciANS WILL KEEP IT SOUND. DO YOU THINK IT WILL SURVIVE... IT WILL SURVIVE ANYTHING ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=survive anything]



00:35:18 STANDUP But not everyone believes medicare will be around forever and some are concerned about paying for something they may never recieve.

[SOT 00:21:27]
[IN Q=I'm seventeen years old]

(( ADAM YOUNG/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; ; I'M SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPORT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT NEED MEDICARE. ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=that need medicare]



Some Seniors agree that Medicare should be protected by some kind of coverage limits.

[SOT 00:32:49]
[IN Q=I think it should]

(( BILL SKELTON/PHARMACY CUSTOMER; THOSE OF US WHO CAN PAY FOR IT SHOULD GO AHEAD AND PAY FOR IT IF WE CAN AFFORD IT AND THOSE OF US WHO CAN'T, THEN MAYBE THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PICK THAT UP, BUT I DON'T THINK THOSE COULD PAY FOR IT SHOULD EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR IT. ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=to pay for it]



Congress is leaning in the same direction, and is expected to approve a compromise bill that falls short of the president's original plan.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))




[Tax-Cut]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Budget]


The Congressional Budget Office is expected to announce today, that its projections show federal budget surpluses for the next ten years will be much less that President Clinton estimates.
About 120 billion less.
The difference means lawmakers may have less extra many than first expected ... for either tax cuts or more spending.







[E-Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net b]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Get ready to start paying a little more for everything from cars to homes- if you take out a loan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates a quarter of a point- the first rate hike in more than two years.
Chairman Alan Greenspan has said he's worried inflation could rise again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:09:41]
[IN Q=]

((LARRY WACHTEL/PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES: BETTER TO TAKE THE PREEMPTIVE ACTION NOW THAN TO LET THE THING OUT OF THE BOX AND TAKE A VERY VICIOUS ACTION LATER.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Wachtel/Prudential Securities;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=action later.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Banks are already hiking their prime rates.
That means a higher cost of borrowing money on everything from car loans to mortgages.
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[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to make it a federal crime ... for an adult to take a minor across state lines for an abortion.
Supporters say the bill would ensure that parental notification laws are not ignored.
Opponents says it would force some young women to make abortion decisions on their own.
It's unclear whether the Senate will take up the bill, and which way a vote there might go.



[E-Big-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The stars and stripes are supposed to fly during Boston's fourth of July celebration-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


But those plans were lost in the wind.
The big flag went up for a preview yesterday ..
But the nearly ten thousand square foot Old Glory did not fly for long.
A gust of wind caught it and blew the flag into a crane, tearing it apart.
Organizers hoped it would break a record for the largest aerial banner.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


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


In sports,
Duke Iniversity scored big time in the NBA draft yesterday...
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy once again]
[RUNS=1:24]



[OUT Q=Later Today.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


One of the gay men charged with soliciting an undercover officer in a Roanoke park last Fall took his chances with a jury ... and lost.
Jurors not only convicted Ron Waller of a felony Wednesday, they called for him to serve 60 days in jail and pay a 15-hundred dollar fine.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


An advisory panel in Richmond is recommending a new image of Robert E. Lee go up.
It's also added a black union soldier and an etching of Abraham Lincoln visiting Richmond.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Danville City Council members say they can offer more information later today, on the reasons behind City Manager Ray Griffin's resignation.
He handed in his resignation yesterday .. after coming under fire from City Council.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]