[7E-City-Water]

[ANCHOR=mel]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-24 53:12]
[GRAPHIC=water restrictions]


After weeks of voluntary water conservation, Roanokers now face mandatory restrictions. The city is asking water customers to cut their consumption by 20 percent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The morning measurement at Carvins Cove put the water level at 24 feet below the spillway. That's the point at which city council authorized mandatory restrictions on the non-essential use of water.
At a news conference, city officials appealed to residents to take the latest measures seriously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If we keep]

((IF WE KEEP USING WATER AT THE LEVEL WE'VE BEEN USING IT. IF WE KEEP WATERING OUR LAWNS. IF WE KEEP DOING THESE NON-ESSENTIAL THINGS WITH WATER, THEN WE CANNOT MAKE IT UNTIL THE WINTER TIME WHEN IT NORMALLY REFILLS THE COVE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=when it refills the cove.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Water conservation officers will soon be patrolling the city, and issuing warnings to any violators.
Civil penalties and charges for excessive use of water will come later, if the level of Carvins Cove drops to 30 feet below the spillway.
(XXXXXXX)

[Take FS Graphic]
The conservation effort is called "Join the Wave to Save", and the city has set up a telephone hotline for questions and information.
It is 853-6621.
(-------------)





[7E-Compliance]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-26 29:28]
[GRAPHIC=water restrictions]


A businessman who depends on water says these new rules could sink his profits.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Archie Hodges operates a power-washing business out of his home.
He said when the city put mandatory restrictions in place,
conservation-minded customers cancelled appointments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:12:05]
[IN Q=i understand]

((ARCHIE HODGES/HODGES PRESSURE CLEANING: I UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY WANT TO SAVE WATER AND I APPLAUD THEM FOR THAT. BUT THIS IS HOW I MAKE MY LIVING.))
[SUPER=01-Archie Hodges/Hodges Pressure Cleaning]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=MAKE MY LIVING]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hodges said he lost 15-hundred dollars in one day from cancelled appointments. [car wash video]
Commercial car washes, on the other hand, say they've been flooded with customers.
They're allowed to stay open even though city residents can't wash cars at home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:22:45]
[IN Q=we could]

((WALT LACY: WE COULD WAS 10-15 CARS WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF WATER THEY COULD WASH ONE CAR WITH AT HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Lacy/Southern Classic Auto Wash]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=AT HOME]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The city's mandatory restrictions on water use include loopholes for most businesses that rely on water.
(------------)


[7E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:03:59]
[GRAPHIC=proposed power line]


A-E-P predicts a new transmission line will energize economies in the counties where it's built.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The power company says it would pay more than a million dollars in property taxes to support a power line from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Cloverdale.
Roanoke County would be a big winner, collecting 337-thousand dollars a year.
Montgomery County would get 225-thousand.
If the line connects Wyoming and the Jackson's Ferry power station ... Wythe County would collect 237-thousand dollars in taxes.
Bland County would get 232-thousand dollars.
(------------)



[7S-Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:35:20]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. New Jobs]


Workers in Martinsville and Henry County are getting a special delivery.
A catalog customer service company is sending hundreds of new jobs to the area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


National Catalog Corporation announced it will hire 250 workers this summer.
The company takes phone orders for more than a dozen mail order catalogs.
It will take over a building in Patrick Henry Mall next month.
National Catalog executives say that Martinsville workers were just what the company ordered.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was the combination]

((ROBERT RHUDY: IT WAS JUST THE COMBINATION OF ALL THE THINGS THAT FIT. IT WAS THE PEOPLE. IT WAS THE COMMUNITY. IT WAS THE FACILITY ITSELF TO MEET OUR VERY AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Rhudy/National Catalog Corporation;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=very aggressive timeline.]
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The company says hourly wages will range from six-50 to more than 10-dollars an hour.
National Catalog Corporation will hold a job open house at Clearview Elementary School Friday and Saturday to interview workers.

[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

We'll see some relief in the heat today with patchy fog this morning than mostly sunny highs80's , low 90's. Tonight, the relief continues with clear skies and a light breeze highs in the mid 60's.
The relief will into tomorrow with mostly sunny skies and temps in the low to mid 80's. Your Friday night willbe pleasant and clear inthe low 60's.



[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]
[SUPER=314-Patchy Fog Early,/Then Mostly Sunny/88-93/Clear Skies/Light Breeze/62-66;]
[SUPER=#555; reset]

[7BIRTHDAYS] 7/9/99
Friday:

[SUPER=130-6/Julie Mason/Gretna]


[cutopen]
[SUPER=@Melanie1;]


[45E-Murder-Carroll]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:49:09]
[GRAPHIC=murder]


Carroll County is hoping to try the 15 year-old girl who shot her grandfather as an adult.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; ]


According to sheriff's investigators the teenager girl shot John Joseph Mesics with a 12-gauge shotgun in his bed shortly before midnight last night.
The girl lived with her grandparents at the end of this road in the Dugspur community.
Investigators say they don't know what led to the shooting but describe the girl as "troubled".
They say she's had brushes with the law in the past but that none involved violence.
The 15- year old is charged with first degree murder.
(------------)



[45E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-24 53:12]
[GRAPHIC=water restrictions]


Roanoke isn't asking anymore, instead it's enforcing water conservation. The city is asking water customers to cut their consumption by 20 percent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


With morning measurements at Carvins Cove putting the water level at 24 feet below the spillway, the city council authorized mandatory restrictions on the non-essential use of water.
At a news conference, city officials appealed to residents to take the latest measures seriously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If we keep]

((IF WE KEEP USING WATER AT THE LEVEL WE'VE BEEN USING IT. IF WE KEEP WATERING OUR LAWNS. IF WE KEEP DOING THESE NON-ESSENTIAL THINGS WITH WATER, THEN WE CANNOT MAKE IT UNTIL THE WINTER TIME WHEN IT NORMALLY REFILLS THE COVE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=when it refills the cove.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Water conservation officers will soon be patrolling the city, and issuing warnings to any violators.
Civil penalties and charges for excessive use of water will come later, if the level of Carvins Cove drops to 30 feet below the spillway.
(XXXXXXX)

[Take FS Graphic]
The conservation effort is called "Join the Wave to Save", and the city has set up a telephone hotline for questions and information.
It is 853-6621.
(-------------)





[45E-Regis-Winner]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:12:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


When the Regis and Kathy Lee show called one Dublin women she was prepared to win.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=an early morning]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Copen/Contest Winner; :24]
[SUPER=07-Courtney Copen; :44]
[SUPER=01-Timothy Copen/Beth's Husband; :55]
[SUPER=07-Ian Copen; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

((An early morning phone call warned Beth Copen she was on the hotseat... chosen to tackle the Regis and Cathy Lee trivia question of the day...
[SOT 09:15:05]
[IN Q=]

((10 THOUSAND BUCKS BETH WHAT COMES TO MIND THAT YOU WOULD SPEND IT ON. BILLS HOPE YOU WATCHED THE SHOW YESTERDAY))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=the show yesterday]
[SOT 02:30:09]
[IN Q=when they said yesterday]

((BETH COPEN/CONTEST WINNER; WHEN THEY SAID YESTERDAY'S SHOW I KNEW I HAD IT, CAUSE I HAD DEFINITLY WATCHED AND WATCHED CAREFULLY. ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=watched carefully.]

And she KNEW when musician Kenny G got his saxaphone.
[SOT 09:15:55]
[IN Q=]

((I CAN TELL YOU BOTH HE'S HAD IT 25 YEARS AND HE GOT IT IN HIGH SCHOOL... YOU JUST WON TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS...
NATSOT CHEERING.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=]


And as the audience cheered... what was Beth doing?
[SOT 02:35:49]
[IN Q=she started running]

((COURTNEY COPEN; SHE STARTED RUNNING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE LIVING ROOM AND STARTED SCREAMING "YES" ))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=screaming yes]


Beth's husband Timothy, was eating his words about contests.
[SOT 02:32:02]
[IN Q=I thought it was]

((TIMOTHY COPEN/HUSBAND; I THOUGHT IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME TO BE HONEST, A WASTE OF TIME AND OUR STAMP MONEY THAT WE COULD PUT ON BILLS THAT WE WERE PAYING.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=that we're paying]


Now some of those bills will be paid off a little sooner.
[SOT 02:31:34]
[IN Q=this was a rea answer]

((BETH COPEN/CONTEST WINNER; THIS WAS A REAL ANSWER TO PRAYER AND WE'RE VERY THANKFUL ))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=very thankful]

3- year old Ian just knows everybody's happy
[SOT 02:36:15]
[IN Q=]

((IAN COPEN; IN WIN... MONEY!!))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=money]


Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Turning to the Thursday weather outlook--
Patchy dense fog this morning, otherwise mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 90s.
Clear skies and light breeze with lows in the mid 60s.
The five day forecast brings some cooler temperatures for the weekend, with scattered showers possible.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.
[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]
[SUPER=314-Patchy Fog Early,/Then Mostly Sunny/88-93/Clear Skies/Light Breeze/62-66;]
[SUPER=#555; reset]

[cutopen]
[SUPER=@Melanie1;]


[8S-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:20:46]
[GRAPHIC=Strickler]


Unless convicted killer Tommy David Strickler recieves a last minute reprieve, he will be put to death in less than two weeks.
Strickler is fighting for a last chance on his life...and helping fight for thatchance is his wife, who spoke with News7's Steve Smallshaw.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Antoinette Strickler]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; ]
[SUPER=04-March, 1990; :10]
[SUPER=01-Antoinette Strickler/Wife of Condemned Killer; :28]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Antoinette Strickler did not want us to show her face on t-v.. for fear of how people might react knowing she's the wife of a death row inmate.
She married Tommy David Strickler in 1992, two years after he was convicted of killing 19- year- old Roanoke resident Leann Whitlock.
Those who recall the crime and Strickler's trial in Augusta County remember this image.. a wild- haired "mountain man" accused of a most brutal murder.
[SOT 8:42:00]

((ANTOINETTE STRICKLER: HE'S NOT THIS MONSTER THAT'S BEEN ALL OVER THE NEWS AND EVERYTHING AND PEOPLE MAY SAY I SAY THAT BECAUSE I LOVE HIM AND EVERYTHING, BUT TOMMY IS REALLY A PRECIOUS PERSON.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=a precious person.]


That's why Antoinette is fighting hard for her husband's life.
She maintains Tommy is innocent.. that it was co-defendant Ronald Lee Henderson who lured Whitlock into a cornfield that night and crushed her head with a 69- pound rock.
That same argument has been rejected at every level of his appeal.. but it's one Antoinette hopes will catch on with somebody before July 21st.
[SOT 8:53:38]

((STRICKLER: THAT'S MY SOUL MATE THERE, AND I'VE TRIED FOR YEARS TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING.))


[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=what I'm saying.]
[SOT 8:54:50]

((STRICKLER: THIS IS TWO PEOPLES INNOCENT LIVES, IT WILL BE TWO IF TOMMY MAKES IT TO THAT DAY AND IT ALL GOES THROUGH, IT'S GOING TO BE TWO INNOCENT PEOPLES LIVES GONE.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=lives gone.]


Strickler is expected to seek clemency from Governor Jim Gilmore later this week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[8E-Murder-Carroll]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:49:09]
[GRAPHIC=murder]


A Carroll County teenager is charged with the first degree murder for allegedly shooting her grandfather.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; ]


Sheriff's investigators say the 15 year old girl shot John Joseph Mesics with a 12-gauge shotgun in his bed shortly late Tuesday night.
The girl lived with her grandparents at the end of this road in the Dugspur community.
Investigators describe the girl as "troubled, but are not clear what led to the shooting.
They say she's had brushes with the law in the past but that none involved violence.
The Commonwealth's attorney hopes to try her as adult.
(------------)



[8S-State-Song]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 53:03]
[GRAPHIC=State Song]


With 336 submissions the new Virgina State promises to be great.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Virginia's State Song subcommittee has narrowed the submissions down to just eight.
That leaves a lot of unhappy aspiring songwriters.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 11:04:57 ]
[IN Q=They're all]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/STATE SONG SUBCOMMITTEE: THEY'RE ALL GREAT SONGS AT THIS POINT. THEY'RE ALL IN THE FINALS. AND SO IT'S LIKE THE PRETTY GIRL THAT DIDN'T GET SELECTED TO BE THE BEAUTY QUEEN. THAT DOESN'T MEAN SHE'S UGLY.))
[sot TAPE THREE 11:26:57]

((BOB CAMPBELL/SONGWRITER: HOW MUCH DO THEY KNOW ABOUT MUSIC? YOU HAVE DELEGATES FROM THE GENREAL ASSEMBLY. HOW MUCH DO THEY KNOW ABOUT MUSIC? THAT'S NOT THEIR FIELD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/State Song Subcommittee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Campbell/Songwriter; :09]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=not their field.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Sausage King and country music star Jimmy Dean admitted yesterday a Ricdmond lobbying firm had approached him ensuring the sucess of his song with the legislature.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 11:17:11]
[IN Q=They told us]

((JIMMY DEAN: THEY TOLD US IT WOULD COST IN EXCESS OF 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND I TOLD DONNA "WELL, I THINK WE COULD RAKE THAT UP. BUT IF WE DO THAT TOTALLY UNLEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD."))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Dean/Songwriter;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=the playing field.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Dean's song is in the final eight. If you want to see the submissions, they are on the state song website through the "WebWatch" page on OUR site... at WDBJ7-dot-com.
(------------)


[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time again to check the forecast...
Patchy fog early, then turning mostly sunny today with highs in the lower 90s.
Clear overnight, with lows falling into the mid 60s.
The extended outlook through the weekend gradually turns cooler...with scattered showers possible on Saturday and Sunday.
Highs dropping into the 80s...lows in the 60s.
[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]

[SUPER=#555; reset] [SUPER=314-Patchy Fog Early,/Then Mostly Sunny/88-93/Clear Skies/Light Breeze/62-66;]