[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke City officials are ready to announce water restrictions.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Carroll County teenage girl faces murder charges this morning.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We'll notice a bit of a break in the heat wave today, as temperatures "cool off" into the lower 90s for highs.
Starting off the day, meanwhile, with mostly clear skies and a few patches of fog around Lynchburg and Danville.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A Carroll County teenager has been charged with murder.
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Shortly before midnight, deputies found John Joseph Mesics dead in his home on Silverleaf Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County.
Authorities say a 15 year girl who lived with the Mesics stole one of their vehicles shortly after the incident.

She was later arrested in the Keno section of Carroll County,
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]

and is now being held in the New River Valley Detention Center.
She faces additional charges of use of a firearm and grand larceny.

[E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:30:42]
[GRAPHIC=water restrictions]


Roanoke's water woes are about to get real.
City officials are expected to announce mandatory restrictions at nine this morning.
Scott Goldberg tells us what it means for city residents.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=07-Stacy Odonits; :19]
[SUPER=01-Tom Monroe/Obenchain's Greenhouses; :49]
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(( Simmering underneath a summer heat wave ...
Standing nearly 24-feet below full pond ...
Roanoke's main water reservoir is an inch away from forcing mandatory restrictions on city residents.
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[SOT ]
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((QUICK!!! NAT OF SPRAYING WATER AT CAR WASH.))
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Like others, Stacy Odonits has been watching Carvins Cove drop, but ...
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[SOT 1:31:07]
[IN Q=if you]

((STACY ODONITS: IF YOU HAVE A DIRTY CAR PEOPLE LOOK AT THAT. YOU DON'T WANT TO GO DOWN THE ROAD WITH A DIRTY CAR.))
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When the restrictions kick in, Stacy will be able to keep washing her ride ... as long as it's at a commerical car wash.
Washing cars at home will be banned.
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((QUICK NAT OF SPRINKLING FLOWERS))
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Watering your lawn or plants will be banned, too ...
Unless you own a greenhouse.
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[SOT 1:33:25]
[IN Q=there's no cutting back]

((TOM MONROE: THERE'S NOT CUTTING BACK.))
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[OUT Q=CUTTING BACK]


Tom Monroe needs water to sustain his plants AND his business.
But he is paying a price.
Roanoke recently hiked taxes on greenhouses owners, hoping they'd use less water.
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[SOT 1:34:59]
[IN Q=we'll just]

((TOM MONROE: WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PASS THE PRICE, THE EXTRA COST, ONTO THE CONSUMERS.))
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The Roanoke Country Club also finds itself in a rough.
Its manager has said he won't be able to water his course.
Brown greens could put him out of business.
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[SOT]

[standup]
[IN Q=]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE CITY HAS NOT YET SAID HOW IT WILL ENFORCE THESE RESTRICTIONS OR HOW STEEP THE PENALTY WILL GET FOR IGNORING THEM. FOR NOW, WATER ABUSERS WILL GET A WARNING. REPEAT OFFENDERS COULD FACE FINES AS LONG AS THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY KEEPS DWINDLING. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7. ))
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[E-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:46:57]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


Mother nature is expected to keep the heat on today, though she'll turn the temperature down a notch.
Power companies have some tips to save money on air conditioning.
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[VO-NAT]


In this record heat people are either at the pool or running their air conditioning full blast.
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[SOT 11:32:59]
[IN Q=Are you staying]

((ARE YOU STAYING COOL TODAY, YES I AM DO YO HAVE THE AIRCONDITIONER ON, YES GOOD.))
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[VO-NAT]


In fact Sears in Roanoke sold out of units.
To save money on your bill A-E-P suggests using fans, cleaning filters, and closing your curtains.
Of course some people tough it out instead.
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[SOT 13:18:39]
[IN Q= I exercise]

((I EXERCISE RAIN OR SHINE...WANT TO BE OUT HERE))
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[VO-NAT]


Neither A-E-P nor Virginia Power experienced any power outages.
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[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC 51:05]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Roanoke Police went after more than 70 suspected drug dealers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


They called it "Operation Street Sweeper".
Officers began serving warrants at 5 p-m, and by midnight, about 40 people were in custody.
It's all part of a long-term undercover operation.
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[SOT 01:07:30]
[IN Q=this is the ]

((LT. R.A. BOWER/RKE. POLICE DEPT.; THIS IS THE CULMINATION OF ABOUT 6 MONTHS OF WORK BY DETECTIVES IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREET. WE'VE BEEN SERVING WARRANTS THAT ALL CAME OUT TODAY ON VARIOUS AND SUNDRY CHARGES THAT MOSTLY RELATE TO DRUGS, CRACH COCAINE AND POWDER COCAINE AND SUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. A. Bower/Roanoke Police Department;]
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[VO-NAT]


Other charges involved LSD, marijuana, and weapons violations.
Bowers says "Operation Street Sweeper" covered all sections of the city.
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[Terrorist-Sanction]


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


One of the men convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing will be in court today seeking a new trial. Terry Nichols claims the F-B-I improperly withheld information that could have helped his defense.
Meantime, federal officials fear the man behind two international bombings is about to strike again.
President Clinton took action against Afganistan yesterday for its continued support of alleged terrorist Osama Bin Ladin.
David Martin reports.
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[SOT]

[4;07;53]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Foley/State Department Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-David Martin/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=cbs news the pentagon]

((DECLARING AN UNUSUAL AND EXTRAORDINARY THREAT TO THE U.S., PRESIDENT CLINTON IMPOSED ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST THE ISLAMIC RULERS OF AFGHANISTAN FOR HARBORING USAMA BID LADEN, THE TERRORIST BELIEVED RESPONSIBLE FOR BOMBING TWO AMERICAN EMBASSIES IN AFRICA AND BELIEVED TO BE PLOTTING MORE ATTACKS.
SOT FOLEY: WE'VE RECEIVED INTELLIGENCE REFLECTING A PATTERN OF ACTIVITY THAT INDICATES PLANNING FOR TERRORIST ATTACKS

AGAINST AMERICAN INTERESTS BY BIN LADEN AND HIS ASSOCIATES. GRAPHIC NARR: A "TERRORIST THREAT ADVISORY" ISSUED BY THE CIA A FEW DAYS AGO WARNS BIN LADEN'S PLANNING HAS REACHED AN ADVANCED STAGE. END GRAPHIC NARR: ACCORDING TO THE ADVISORY, BIN LADEN OPERATIVES HAVE BEEN OVERHEARD DISCUSSING PLANS SIMILAR TO THOSE USED IN THE BOMBING OF THE EMBASSIES. GRAPHIC 2 LAST MONTH SIX U.S. EMBASSIES IN AFRICA WERE TEMPORARILY CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF TERRORIST ATTACK, BUT THE ADVISORY SAYS BIN LADEN COULD STRIKE ALMOST ANYWHERE, INCLUDING REMOTE LOCATIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA.
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NARR: AND HE DOES IT ALL FROM THE SANCTUARY PROVIDED BY THE RULERS OF AFGHANISTAN.
SOT FOLEY: THEY HAVE SIMPLY NOT HEEDED OUR REPEATED REQUESTS FOR THEM TO

EXPEL BIN LADEN TO A COUNTRY WHERE HE CAN BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. NARR: AFTER THE EMBASSY BOMBINGS, THE U.S. LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILES AT THIS ROW OF VILLAS IN AFGHANISTAN WHERE BIN LADEN WAS BELIEVED TO BE STAYING, BUT HE WASN'T THERE. SINCE THEN HE HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE FBI'S TEN MOST WANTED LIST WITH A $5 MILLION REWARD ON HIS HEAD. CLOSE: U.S. INTELLIGENCE TRIES TO TRACK BIN LADEN AS HE MOVES ABOUT AFGHANISTAN BUT LAUNCHING ANOTHER MILITARY OPERATION AGAINST HIM REQUIRES KNOWING WHERE HE WILL BE ON A SPECIFIC DAY AND THAT KIND OF INTELLIGENCE IS HARD TO COME BY. DM, CBS NEWS, THE PENTAGON.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, there are major changes in store for the Washington Redskins.
It'll be out with the old and in with the new.
Here's Mike Steven's with the update.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[Day-Lillies]


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


While we may be wilting in the heat this week, there's at least one summer flower that loves the hot weather.
It's the daylily, and it's at its peak during early July.
Reporter Liana Joyce went to a place were the daylilies are in full bloom.
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[SUPER=03-Baldwin City, KS; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Joy Martin/Day Lily Grower; :50]
[SUPER=01-Liana Joyce/Reporting; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=for CBS news]


[Straight to Stocks]

[S-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-18 18:18]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


You'll need more than just your name and a kind word for your precinct captain to vote this fall in ten Virginia localities.
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[VO-NAT]


This November, the state will try pilot voter I-D programs.
Roanoke city, Bedford County, and Henry County are among the ten.
Voters there will need to bring any pre-printed ID with their name and signature, name and address, or name and photo.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The new law is NOT without controversy.
It was opposed by black lawmakers who say it's reminiscent of the days when Jim Crow laws barred black Virginians from voting.

[E-Ambulance]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-19 TC1:00:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An international relief agency that provides medical care and supplies for the needy is getting a helping hand from a local businessman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


The owner of Lifeline Ambulance in Christiansburg is donating one of his used ambulances to the "Bless the Children of Honduras" organization.
It will go to help residents in a low income community in Northern Honduras that was hit hard by Hurricane Mitch.
Residents there have access to a hospital but do NOT have an ambulance.
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((GEORGE MEALER/BLESS THE CHILDREN OF HONDURAS: I TELL YOU WHAT I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY WORDS ABOUT WHAT ITS GOING TO DO FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONDURAS, ESPECIALLY THE POOR. KAREN SETTLES HUBBARD/"BLESS THE CHILDREN" PRESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR AN AMBULANCE, REALLY IT WAS JUST A MIRACLE THAT WE FOUND IT, WE'RE JUST SO HAPPY BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-George Mealer/"Bless the Children of Honduras"; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Settles Hubbard/"Bless the Children" President; :08]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the third ambulance that Lifeline owner Jim Jones has donated to charity.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, race-restricted organ donations are causing controversy in Great Britain.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( LIKE ADULTS, BABIES FEEL PAIN TOO.
THAT'S WHY A NEW REPORT IS URGING DOCTORS TO DEAL WITH THIS FACT.. WHEN TREATING INFANTS.
VT=VO

((vo))
A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL, PEDIATRICS, FINDS BABIES ARE VERY AWARE OF PAIN DURING MEDICAL PROCEDURES--
SO MUCH SO, THEIR HEART RATES INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY.
THE STUDY'S AUTHORS ARE RECOMMENDING THAT NEWBORNS BE GIVEN A TOPICAL ANESTHETIC.. WHEN UNDERGOING PROCEDURES LIKE CIRCUMCISION.
RESEARCHERS SAY EVEN A SIMPLE MIXTURE OF SUGAR AND WATER CAN BE SOOTHING DURING CERTAIN MEDICAL TREATMENTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO PUMPIRON SHOULD TRY TO AVOID ANY HEAVY LIFTING.
ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY--ALSO IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF PEDIATRICS-- CHILDREN GAIN STRENGTH FASTER BY LIFTING MODERATE WEIGHTS.. WITH MANY REPITITIONS.
HOWEVER, ADULTS TRYING TO GET STRONGER.. ARE BETTER OFF LIFTING HEAVIER WEIGHTS.. AND DOING FEWER REPITITIONS.//
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((on cam))
AND WHAT IF ORGANS WERE DONATED ON ONE CONDITION -- THAT THEY GO TO A PARTICULAR RACE?
WELL IT HAPPENED IN BRITAIN.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY A DONOR FAMILY AGREED TO GIVE AWAY ORGANS.. ONLY IF THEY WENT TO A WHITE PATIENT.
A HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON SAYS THE GOVERNMENT IS AGAINST ANY CONDITIONS BEING ATTACHED TO ORGAN DONATIONS.
THE CASE IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Pet-Belts]


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


We've all seen it-- dogs riding in the back of the pick up or with their heads sticking out the windows-- ears flying in the wind.
Much like the buckle up efforts aimed at children, the Humane Society is trying to get pet owners to make sure their animals ride safe and secure.
Nancy Holland reports.
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Holland/Reporting; :41]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Moore/Animal Emergency Clinic; :53]
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((From heart to heat to hit by a car..it is a busy holiday at the animal emergency clinic....Dr. Jack Moore is releived this weekend has not brought him a dog who went flying form a pickup or unrestrainted jumped from a window... There's also the worry that a dog riding unrestrainted can turn into a projectile during an accident..seriously hurting himself..or people in the car...Several companies now make dog seat belts...and even one car company..thinks the demand is so great it's offering an optional dog restraint... Nancy Holland/Standup MOST VETS ABSOLUTELY ENDORSE THE IDEA OF RESTRAINING ANIMALS BUT FOR SMALLER DOGS AND CATS THEY HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE THAN SEAT BELTS... For some doctors...crates or pet carriers remian the first choice even for their own dog
Doctor/SOT

I OPEN THE DOOR..SHE JUMPS IN SHE WON'T COME OUT..AND SHE RIDES WELL BACK THERE...I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HER GETTING UNDER OUR FEET OR HASSLING US WHILE WE'RE DRIVING... So whole doctors continue to remind parents to buckle up the kids...vet are joining in reminding owners the other baby of the family..the pet..also needs to be restrainted...))

(Toss to Weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
A teenage girl in Carroll County faces murder charges this morning.
Last night she allegedly murdered a member of the family she was living with.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Water restrictions become a reality today for residents in Roanoke.
City officials this morning are expected to announce mandatory restrictions because Roanoke's main water supply, Carvins Cove, is nearly 24 feet below full pond.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It's called Operation Street Sweeper.
Last night Roanoke narcotics officers arrested dozens of drug users and dealers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton is imposing financial sanctions against Afghanistan because of its support of Osama bin Laden.
He's the alleged international terrorist who is believed responsible for last year's embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Meantime a hearing today for domestic terrorist Terry Nichols.
Lawyers for the Oklahoma City bombing accomplice will to try to make case that the F-B-I improperly withheld information that could have helped Nichols' defense.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, July 7.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:30:42]
[GRAPHIC=water restrictions]


Roanoke City officials are expected to announce mandatory water restrictions in just a matter of hours.
Scott Goldberg tells us what it means for city residents.
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[IN Q=Simmering underneath]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=07-Stacy Odonits; :19]
[SUPER=01-Tom Monroe/Obenchain's Greenhouses; :49]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:04]
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(( Simmering underneath a summer heat wave ...
Standing nearly 24-feet below full pond ...
Roanoke's main water reservoir is an inch away from forcing mandatory restrictions on city residents.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=natsound]

((QUICK!!! NAT OF SPRAYING WATER AT CAR WASH.))
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Like others, Stacy Odonits has been watching Carvins Cove drop, but ...
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[SOT 1:31:07]
[IN Q=if you]

((STACY ODONITS: IF YOU HAVE A DIRTY CAR PEOPLE LOOK AT THAT. YOU DON'T WANT TO GO DOWN THE ROAD WITH A DIRTY CAR.))
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[OUT Q=DIRTY CAR]


When the restrictions kick in, Stacy will be able to keep washing her ride ... as long as it's at a commerical car wash.
Washing cars at home will be banned.
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[SOT 1:32:50]
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((QUICK NAT OF SPRINKLING FLOWERS))
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Watering your lawn or plants will be banned, too ...
Unless you own a greenhouse.
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[SOT 1:33:25]
[IN Q=there's no cutting back]

((TOM MONROE: THERE'S NOT CUTTING BACK.))
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[OUT Q=CUTTING BACK]


Tom Monroe needs water to sustain his plants AND his business.
But he is paying a price.
Roanoke recently hiked taxes on greenhouses owners, hoping they'd use less water.
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[SOT 1:34:59]
[IN Q=we'll just]

((TOM MONROE: WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PASS THE PRICE, THE EXTRA COST, ONTO THE CONSUMERS.))
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[OUT Q=THE CONSUMERS]


The Roanoke Country Club also finds itself in a rough.
Its manager has said he won't be able to water his course.
Brown greens could put him out of business.
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[SOT]

[standup]
[IN Q=]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE CITY HAS NOT YET SAID HOW IT WILL ENFORCE THESE RESTRICTIONS OR HOW STEEP THE PENALTY WILL GET FOR IGNORING THEM. FOR NOW, WATER ABUSERS WILL GET A WARNING. REPEAT OFFENDERS COULD FACE FINES AS LONG AS THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY KEEPS DWINDLING. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7. ))
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[Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MOrn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


While mandatory water restrictions are imminent, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers is also making long- range recommendations.
In his state of the city address yesterday, Bowers said Roanoke should take steps to expand the city's water supply.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Bowers says the city should drill additional wells as an emergency back-up to the city's other sources of water, [REVEAL NEXT LINE] divert effluent from the water treatment plant into the reservoir, [REVEAL NEXT LINE] increase the capacity of Carvins Cove, [REVEAL NEXT LINE] and move quickly to interconnect the water supplies in the Roanoke Valley.
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[2-Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A fifteen year old Carroll County girl has been arrested and charged with murder.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Deputies say John Joseph Mesics was dead when they arrived at his home in the Dugspur section of Carroll County shortly before midnight.
They say his wife found him lying in bed, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head.
Following the incident, the teen who lives with the family stole the Mesic's Chevrolet Blazer, but was later found in the Keno section of Carroll County.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


She's now held in the New River Valley Detention Center facing charges of murder, use of a firearm and grand larceny.

[2-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC51:05]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


More than 70 suspected drug dealers were picked up by Roanoke police last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


They called it "Operation Street Sweeper".
Officers began serving warrants at 5 p-m, and by midnight, about 40 were in custody.
It's all part of a on going undercover operation.
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[SOT 01:07:30]
[IN Q=this is the ]

((LT. R.A. BOWER/RKE. POLICE DEPT.; THIS IS THE CULMINATION OF ABOUT 6 MONTHS OF WORK BY DETECTIVES IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREET. WE'VE BEEN SERVING WARRANTS THAT ALL CAME OUT TODAY ON VARIOUS AND SUNDRY CHARGES THAT MOSTLY RELATE TO DRUGS, CRACH COCAINE AND POWDER COCAINE AND SUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. A. Bower/Roanoke Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=and such]
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[VO-NAT]


Other charges involved LSD, marijuana, and weapons violations.
Bowers says "Operation Street Sweeper" covered all sections of the city.
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[E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:11:17]
[GRAPHIC=mural dispute]


They took on a tough task.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


And yesterday, some of the members of Richmond's Floodwall Advisory Panel met with the public to explain themselves.
In the wake of the controversy over a Robert E. Lee mural, they've now recommended 34 images to represent Richmond history - they'll be on display all this week.
The murals the advisory panel is now recommending include new black figures: like civil rights attorney Spottswood Robinson, and newspaper publisher John Mitchell, who organized a streetcar boycott.
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[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Federal Officials looking into the weekend shooting spree by a white supremacist say his guns came from an unlicensed dealer.
Investigators meanwhile are learning more about Benjamin Smith and his hatred of minorities.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]

[4:04:59]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Smith/WTIU;]
[SUPER=01-Matt Hale/"World Church Of The Creator";]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.]

((THE MAN BELIEVED REPONSIBLE FOR THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND KILLING RAMPAGE NEVER HID HIS HATRED FOR NON-WHITES. HE OFTEN SPENT HIS WEEKENDS PASSING OUT RACIST AND ANTI -SEMITIC LITERATURE. LAST YEAR IN A TELEVISION INTERVIEW ON PBS BEN SMITH DEFENDED HIS VIEWS. MANDATORY COURTESY: WTIU
SOT: BENJAMIN SMITH

"People call our literature "Hate literature" - all it is is the truth, literature that reflects on minorities negatively. It's the facts, can't argue with the facts." OVER A 48 HOUR PERIOD SMITH WENT ON A SHOOTING SPREE IN TWO STATES THAT LEFT TWO PEOPLE DEAD AND NINE INJURED. HIS TARGETS WERE JEWS, BLACKS AND ASIANS. SMITH KILLED HIMSELF SUNDAY NIGHT DURING A POLICE CHASE. BEN SMITH GREW UP IN AN AFFLUENT CHICAGO SUBURB-PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE SAY HIS HATRED IS OUT OF PLACE FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT IT WAS THERE HE DEVELOPED HIS ANGER TOWARD NON-WHITES.
(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON)

"Smith recently joined the world church of the creator-a white supremacist group headed by a man named Matt Hale. Hale has said he does not condone violence, but he makes no apologies for Smith's actions."
(CBS THIS MORNING)

SPEAKING ON CBS THIS MORNNG HALE SAID SMITH DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO.
(SOT MATT HALE/"WORLD CHURCH OF THE CREATOR")

"I was very proud of him for his activism, for his commitment to our cause and bringing the news of creativity, our religion and to our white people." HALE SAYS THE TWO MEN HAD A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP-AND THAT SMITH WAS DEDICATED TO PRESERVING WHITE PEOPLE. IN THE PBS INTERVIEW SMITH SAID THAT'S WHY HE HANDED OUT THE FLIERS.
(SOT BEN SMITH)

People want to stop it from being put out. We're determined to go by our constituional rights and that's what we're going to do." THOSE WHO KNEW SMITH GROWING UP AND IN COLLEGE SAY HE HAD A DARK SIDE TRAPPED WITHIN-IT SO-HAPPENS HE CHOSE INDEPENCE DAY TO LET IT OUT. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, CHICAGO.))

[Osama-bin-ladin]


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


He's already wanted for masterminding the two deadly U-S embassy bombings in Africa and the F-B-I believes Osama Bin Laden is plotting more attacks.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:07:53]
So yesterday President Clinton imposed economic sanctions against the Islamic rulers of Afghanistan for haborring Bin Laden, declaring an unusual and extraordinary threat to the U-S.
The F-B-I placed Bin Laden on its "Ten Most Wanted List" last month offering a 5 million dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JAMES FOLEY/WE'VE RECEIVED INTELLIGENCE REFLECTING A PATTERN OF ACTIVITY THAT INDICATES PLANNING FOR TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICAN INTERESTS BY BIN LADEN AND HIS ASSOCIATES.))
[SUPER=01-James Foley/State Department Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=AND HIS ASSOCIATES.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:07:05]
One of the men convicted in the OKLAHOMA CITY bombing will be in court today seeking a new trial.
Terry Nichols claims the F-B-I improperly withheld information that could have helped his defense.
Nichols was sentenced to life in prinson after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy.
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[Softball-Players]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You're never too old to be one of the boys of summer.
Larry Himmel found the guys that prove it.
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[SOT 1:50:51 Dave Tape]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Carlsbad, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Morris/76 Years Old; :31]
[SUPER=01-Tony Tyler/83 Years Old; :47]
[SUPER=01-Larry Himmel/Reporting; 1:57]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=San Diego]



(Toss to break)


[E-Mellencamp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:03:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


He brought small town America to rock and roll.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night John Mellencamp brought rock and roll to the Star City.
Mellencamp made a stop at the Roanoke Civic Center as part of his Rural Electrification Tour.
He's known for hits such as Small Town, Pink Houses - and the old favorite that brought down the house.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A little ditty]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a football star.]
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[vo-nat]
John Mellencamp has sold more that 25-million records in the U-S and has been nominated for eleven Grammys.
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[E-Beale-Treasure]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:18:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The legend of Bedford County's Beale Treasure is about to spread across the ocean.
A British film crew will be in town this week.
Eric Earnhart takes us to the casting call.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Luke Campbell is ]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Luke Campbell/Director; :17]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./November 1989; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Routon/Actress; :48]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

(( Luke Campbell is looking for Thomas J. Beale. The British director is casting a feature for the BBC program "Mystery"... hoping to find, in Bedford, something more interesting then your run-of-the mill psychic or UFO.

[SOT 02:04:16]
[IN Q=we like myst]

((LUKE CAMPBELL/DIRECTOR; WE LIKE MYSTERIES THAT HAVE GOT SOME REAL SUBSTANCE AND GENUINE SUSPENSE AND TENSION AND FROM BEING HERE A FEW DAYS AND MAKING INQUIRIES AND MEETING PEOPLE IT SEEMS THAT THE BEALE TREASURE IS AN GENUINE UNSOLVED MYSTERY. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=unsolved msytery]



The re-creation will include the late Mel Fisher's muddy excavation in Bedford County in 1989.
The crew was very interested in these ten year old News 7 reports on the expedition.
[02:01:21] "That's his daughter"

That's the part aspiring actress Jessica Routon was reading for.

[SOT 02:08:38]
[IN Q=my family]

(( JESSICA ROUTON/ACTRESS; MY FAMILY ACTUALLY TRIED LOOKING FOR THIS TREASURE BEFORE AND I LIKE ACTING SO I'VE TAKEN A COUPLE OF DRAMA CLASSES IN SCHOOL AND THOUGHT, WHY NOT AUDITION? )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=why not audition]



Though excited by the story, Campbell says he hasn't been bitten by the treasure bug himself, though he felt a twinge while visiting with a local expert.

[SOT 02:05:42]
[IN Q=he was showing]

(( LUKE CAMPBELL/DIRECTOR; HE WAS SHOWING ME THE PLACE WHERE HE THINK'S ITS BURIED AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE, WELL, WHY DON'T WE START DIGGING IT, MAYBE WE'LL FIND IT. )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=find it]


[standup] [02:14:55] They are searching for one thing, they haven't been able to find an iron strong box, similar to the one Beale locked his codes away in... if you have one, you still have a chance to play a part in this production. In Bedford, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, it was history in the making last night for one Chicago White Sox.
Here's Mike Stevens with the story.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=nice 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:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Carroll County teen has been charged with murder.
Shortly before midnight last night, deputies found John Joseph Mesics dead in his home on Silverleaf Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County.
Authorities say a 15 year girl who lived with the Mesics stole one of their vehicles shortly after the incident.

She was later arrested in the Keno section of Carroll County,
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke Police went after more than 70 suspected drug dealers last night.
Other charges involved LSD, marijuana, and weapons violations.
Police say "Operation Street Sweeper" covered all sections of the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke City officials will announce mandatory water restrictions later this morning.
Washing cars at home and watering plants and trees will be banned-- but commercial car washes and greenhouses will remain open.
Officials have not announced how the restrictions will be enforced or what penalties will be put in place.
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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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[2-Shot=Melanie/Kimberly]

(ad lib bye)