[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Ahead on News 7 mornin' Big tobacco could cost the industry big bucks,
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[VO-NAT]


and officials in Roanoke City are asking residents to dry up... so Carvin's Cove dosen't.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


There were a few drops in the rain gauge yesterday, as scattered showers moved through the region.
Today looks dry, though, with highs again reaching the lower 90s....with lower humidity.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Tobacco-Trial]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net ]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Lawyers involved in a landmark Florida lawsuit against big tobacco head back to the court room this morning to set a date for the penalty phoase of the trial
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Yesterday;]

[4:08]
Yesterday a Florida jury ruled that tobacco companies are liable for making a defective product that causes illnesses.
The case is the first class-action lawsuit against cigarette makers to go to trial.
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[SOT]

[4:08:34-45]
[IN Q=This jury was impresssed...]
[SUPER=01-Bob Brown/Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to conceal the information.]
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[VO-NAT]


Plaintiffs are seeking at least 200 billion dollars.
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[E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Yesterday morning's 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.
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[S-Henry-Industry]


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


A catalog company is sending hundreds of new jobs to the Henry County area.
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[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.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[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 tomorrow and Saturday to interview workers.

[Kids-Fire]


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


A five year old Roanoke boy is in serious condition after being severely burned when his shirt caught fire.
Police say he and a 6-year-old boy were playing with matches and a lighter in a vacant house on Nancy Drive.
The injured boy is being treated at UV-A medical center for second and third degree burns.

[Ferry-Fire]


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


13-hundred people were rescued from a burning ferry overnight off the west coast of Sweden.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Swedish Coast]


The ferry was traveling from Germany to Norway, when a fire borke out in the engine room. Several passengers suffered smoke inhalation, but no one was serioulsy injured.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, top cars from the N-H-R-A will in Bristol today for a showdown of all-star proportions.
Mike Stevens has those details and more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=howdy everyone]
[RUNS=2:40]
[OUT Q=later this morning]



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


[Gun-Art]


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


We've heard a lot about gun control lately.
Two Michigan blacksmiths have a very unique take on the issue.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SOT]

[1:46:53 DAVE TAPE]
[IN Q=nat pounding]
[SUPER=03-Dexter, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Roth/Blacksmith Artist; :43]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :51]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=Dexter, Michigan]


[Straight to Stocks]

[S-Strickler]


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


Barring a last- minute reprieve, convicted killer Tommy David Strickler will be put to death in less than two weeks.
Like most condemned prisoners, Strickler is fighting for his life.. and he has the help of his wife, who spoke with 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.))


[Shuttle-Commander]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shuttle Columbia]


NASA today sets the launch date for a historic shuttle mission -- the first flight to be commanded by a woman.
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[V0-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins says she's ready to be at the controls when shuttle ``Columbia'' blasts off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center later this month.
Collins says it's been a long time coming.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:14:57-4:15;04]
[IN Q=I didn't have any anger, it...]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Collins/STS-93 Commander;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=and it did. DOUBLE OUT!!!]
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Collins and her crew will deploy the ``Chandra'' observatory.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


It's a sister satellite to the Hubble Space Telescope and will probe the universe using X-rays instead of light.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, an experimental vaccine is showing amazing promise.. for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE COULD TURN OUT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGHS... IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

VT=VO


THE DISORDER--WHICH AFFECTS MORE THAN FOUR-MILLION AMERICANS-- STARTS WITH SLIGHT MEMORY LOSS... AND THEN GRADUALLY EATS AWAY AT THE BRAIN.
PATIENTS USUALLY DIE WITHIN FIVE TO TEN YEARS AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED.
NOW RESEARCH BY A SAN FRANCISCO DRUG COMPANY IS OFFERING HOPE.
SCIENTISTS SAY A VACCINE THEY'VE CREATED SEEMS TO PREVENT THE BUILDUP OF BRAIN-CLOGGING DEPOSITS-- WHICH ARE TELL-TALE SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
SO FAR THE VACCINE HAS WORKED IN MICE.
RESEARCHERS WILL TRY TO PRODUCE SIMILAR RESULTS IN PEOPLE .. WHEN HUMAN TRIALS BEGIN AS EARLY AS THIS YEAR.
THE FINDINGS ARE IN TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, NATURE.//

VT=VO


A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT A CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUG IS JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS SURGERY.. FOR PEOPLE WITH MILD HEART DISEASE.
ANGIOPLASTY IS A SURGICAL TECHNIQUE THAT USES AN INFLATABLE BALLOON TO RE-OPEN CLOSED ARTERIES.
BUT A REPORT IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWS THE DRUG, LIPITOR, IS JUST AS EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING HEART-RELATED PROBLEMS.
THE STUDY WAS PAID FOR BY DRUG'S MAKER, PARKE-DAVIS.//

VT=VO


AND STARTING TODAY, THE MAKERS OF WHOLE GRAIN BREADS AND CEREALS CAN ADVERTISE SOME ADDED BENEFITS OF THEIR PRODUCTS--
THAT THEY HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE AND CANCER.
BUT THE FOODS MUST CONTAIN 51 PERCENT OR MORE WHOLE GRAIN INGREDIENTS.. IN ORDER TO MAKE THESE CLAIMS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Soccer]


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


The U-S women's national soccer team is gearing up for a fight with China.
On Saturday they'll play for the world championship in California.
There are sure to be crowds of screaming fans at the stadium-- inside and out.
Soccer is hot-- thanks in large part to the women's team.
Jennifer Sabih reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pomona, CA; :00]
[SUPER=04-ESPN; :23]
[SUPER=01-Biana Scurry/Goalkeeper; :39]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; :45]
[SUPER=01-Justine Paetau/11 Years Old; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Eugenie Hong/10 Years Old; 1:09 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Mia Hamm/Forward; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Xany Edwards/14 Years Old; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles]

((LOCATOR: POMONA, CA
(NAT)

THEY'RE STRONG... THEY'RE STURDY.... THEY'RE SKILLFUL....
(NAT)

AND SUDDENLY THEY ARE SUPER COOL.
(NAT)

THESE DAYS, WHEREVER THE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM SHOWS UP-- THEY SELL OUT STADIUMS-- SIGN AUTOGRAPHS -- GET HERO'S HIGH FIVES.
(NAT)

JUST A WIGGLE OF THEIR FINGERS AND THE YOUNG GIRLS SCREAM.
(NAT)

MANDATORY COURTESY: ESPN THIS YEAR, THE US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM IS PHENOMENAL AND A PHENOMENA FOR WOMEN'S SPORTS. THE WORLD CUP FINAL AGAINST CHINA SATURDAY AT PASADENA'S ROSE BOWL IS SOLD OUT. 85-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED-- A RECORD CROWD FOR A WOMEN'S SPORTING EVENT.
SOT: BRIANA SCURRY/GOALKEEPER, US WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM

I DON'T THINK ANYONE WOULD HAVE IMAGINED THE AMOUNT OF TICKETS THEY'VE SOLD AND THAT THE ROSE BOWL WOULD BE SOLD OUT -- DAYS BEFORE THE GAME EVEN STARTS. STANDUP: JENNIFER SABIH/REPORTING THE US WOMENS' TEAM IS SO GOOD THIS YEAR THAT SUDDENLY GIRLS WHO NEVER GAVE SOCCER A SECOND THOUGHT ARE DREAMING OF ONE DAY BEING JUST LIKE MIA.
NAT SOT:

MIA IS LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN. MIA HAMM -- NUMBER NINE-- POSITION: FORWARD. AND THE PLAYER PRE-TEEN GIRLS MOST WANT TO EMULATE.
SOT: JUSTINE PAETAU/11 YEARS OLD/ SOCCER PLAYER

SHE'S SO GOOD SHE'S SO FAST. SHE SCORES A LOT. SHE'S ABOUT ALL A SOCCER PLAYER COULD BE.
SOT: EUGENIE HONG/10-YEARS OLD/ SOCCER PLAYER

SHE'S NOT LIKE A BALL HOG OR ANYTHING. NOT A BALL HOG-- A 10-YEAR'S OLD WAR OF SAYING HAMM'S SOMEONE TO LOOK UP TO.
SOT: MIA HAMM/FORWARD, US WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

THIS IS SOMETHING WE DIDN'T HAVE. MOST OF OUR FEMALE ROLE MODELS WERE IN DIFFERENT SPORTS. BUT ITS A NEW WORLD, ONE WHERE WOMENS' SPORTS SELL OUT STADIUMS. ONE WHERE GIRLS GET GIDDY COLLECTING SOCCER PLAYER SIGNATURES-- WHERE SUDDENLY FEMALES FIND ROLE MODELS ON THE PLAYING FIELD.
SOT: XANY EDWARDS/14-YEARS OLD/ SOCCER PLAYER

I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS COOL BUT NOW THAT EVERYONE'S PAYING ATTENTION--ITS MUCH MORE COOL. IT MAY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COOL-- BUT NOW WOMENS SOCCER IS HOT AS WELL. JENNIFER SABIH FOR CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

(Toss to WEather)

[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]


The penalty phase is next in a landmark smoking trial in Florida.
Plaintiffs want tobacco companies and industry groups to pay at least 200 billion dollars in damages.
Yesterday, a jury found the industry liable for making a defective product that's sickened hundreds of thousands of Floridians.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Its the second day of Mandatory water restrictions for residents of Roanoke.
Yesterday city officials asked residents to cut their consumption by 20 percent and instituted a number of mandatory restrictions, including watering lawns and washing automobiles at home.
Lck of rain has caused Carvin's Cove to drop 24 feet below the spillway.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And an experimental vaccine is showing amazing promise.. for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. researchers say they've developed a vaccine that prevents plaque buildup in the brains of mice.
It's the same plaque linked to alzheimer's.
Human trials of the vaccine could begin later this year.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, July 8th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[smoking-verdict]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


A big blow for the tobacco industry as a jury in Miami finds that five cigarette makers produce a defective product that causes causes emphysema, lung cancer and other illnesses.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of as many as 500-thousand sick Florida smokers and their relatives.
And the verdict could cost the tobacco industry billions in damages.
Alita Haytayan (ha-te-yan) has more
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[SOT]

[4:06:58]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rita Zemlick/Group Against Smoker's Pollution; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bob Brown/Attorney; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Alita Haytayan/Reporting; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=for cbs News.]


[2-E-City-Water]


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


Mandatory water restrictions are in place in Roanoke.
Weeks of voluntary conservation has not helped the water level at Carvins Cove and now the city is asking customers to cut consumption by 20 percent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Yesterday's 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.
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[E-Compliance]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[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.
(------------)


[5-Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=599-8 30:25]
[GRAPHIC=henry co. new jobs]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
Martinsville and Henry County residents got a special delivery from a mail order catalog company...
Hundreds of new jobs for the area.
Marya Jones has the story.
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(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was another ]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Rhudy/National Catalog Corporation;]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Crabtree/Martinsville Mayor;]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]

(([NAT SOUND CLAPPING 1:48:40] ((nat sound clapping))
It was another round of applause for the job market in Martinsville and Henry County.
250 new jobs courtesy of National Catalog Corporation.
Executives from the mail-order catalog company said Martinsville's workforce was just what the company ordered.
[SOT 2:04:03 - :21]

((ROBERT RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CORP. EXECUTIVE VICE PRES.: IN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD, THEY SAY IT'S LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. WELL, CERTAINLY WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY, IT'S PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE. THERE'S A GOOD AVAIL WORKFORCE HERE WHO HAS HAD TRAINING, WHO HAS THE SKILL SET.)) [RUNS:18]
The company expects to begin hiring workers as early as this week to help take phone orders for more than a dozen catalogs.
National Catalog Corporation will take over the old BB&T building at Patrick Henry Mall in August. They'll even take more than one-hundred of the workers there who are losing their jobs when BB&T shuts down.
[SOT]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: WE HAD THE PERFECT BUILDING THAT'S READY TO MOVE IN...A VERY NICE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT. 125 PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE LOSING THEIR JOBS AND CAN MOVE RIGHT INTO THIS. IT WAS GREAT. EVERYTHING JUST FELL INTO PLACE.)) [RUNS:14]
And something else that's falling into place: the city's new status as a draw for technology rather than manufacturing jobs.
[SOT 2:00:07 - :15]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: WE HAVE HAD OUR CHALLENGES IN THE PAST, BUT WE'RE ON THE WAY BACK UP AND THIS PARTICULAR OPPORTUNITY IS GOING TO GIVE OUR CITIZENS A CHANCE TO WORK IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN A VERY NICE WORK ENVIRONMENT.)) [RUNS:08]
County officials say with this win, the job outlook is becoming even more picture-perfect. MJN7.))
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The company says hourly wages will range from six-fifty to ten dollars an hour.
Company officials are interviewing workers tomorrow and Saturday at Clearview Elementary School.

[E-Murder-Carroll]


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


More details are emerging about the 15 year old Carroll County girl charged with murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; ]


Sheriff's investigators say the girl shot her grandfather John Joseph Mesics with a 12-gauge shotgun shortly before midnight.
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 and the Commonwealth's attorney says he hopes to try her as adult.
(------------)


[E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mron]
[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.
(------------)


[SUVs]


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


The latest crash test on sport utility vehicles is out.
And it says the latest -- most expensive models may be the best -- when it comes to a collision.
Bobbi Harley has the results.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brian O'Neill/Institute for Highway Safety; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :46]
[SUPER=01-Csaba Csere/Car and Driver Magazine; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News Washington]

((YOU CAN'T MISS THEM -- TAKE A LOOK AROUND -- SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES SEEM TO BE THE MOST POPULAR RIDE ON THE ROAD. AND THERE'S A REASON WHY.
SOT - 12:17:27 - BRIAN O'NEILL/INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY:

Sports utility vehicles have this rough tough rugged image people think because they are solid vehicles they are automatically safe vehicles. BUT IN THIS CLASS OF CARS - BIGGER DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN BETTER OR SAFER. THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY PUT THEM TO THE TEST -- TO SEE HOW WELL THE CARS' FRAMES STOOD UP TO A FORTY MILE PER HOUR CRASH-- NOT ALL OF THEM DID SO WELL.
SOT - 12:13:40 - BRIAN O'NEILL/INS. INST. FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: We consistently are disappointed with how poor some some

vehicles perform. STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY/WASHINGTON: THIS LATEST ROUND OF TESTS SEEM TO INDICATE THE MORE YOU SPEND, THE SAFER YOU ARE. THE TOP OF THE LIST AS THE BEST PERFORMER -- THIS CAR -- AND CHECK IT OUT - IT'S TOP OF THE LINE - IT HAS THE MERCEDES SYMBOL. THE MERCEDES M-CLASS AND ANOTHER HIGH PRICED MODEL - THE LEXUS RX 300 - BOTH EARNED A BEST PICK DISTINCTION. AND YOU CAN SEE WHY - WATCH HOW THE FRAME STAYS IN PLACE EVEN AFTER THE CRASH -- PROTECTING THE PEOPLE INSIDE. ON THE LOW END - THE MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT - JOINED THE CHEVY BLAZER FOR THE WORST PERFORMANCE OVERALL. EVEN SO, SOME CAR EXPERTS SAY A SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE - SIMPLY BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE - IS STILL THE SAFEST BET ON THE ROAD.
SOT - 14:26:03 - CSABA CSERE/EDITOR IN CHIEF CAR AND DRIVER MAGAZINE: In car crashes like in war, God is on the side of

the heavy battalions. HERE'S WHERE THE PROBLEM MAY BE: WITH SO MANY S-U-V'S OUT THERE - BIGGER WON'T HELP YOU IF YOU HIT SOMETHING JUST AS BIG. BH, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

(toss to Bump and Break)


[E-Regis-Winner]


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


A Dublin woman proved it pays to watch daytime television and pays big.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[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/Courtney'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.))

[S-State-Song]


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


They range from new words to the folk song "Shenandoah" to the beach music sound of "Sweet Virginia Breeze."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Virginia's State Song subcommittee has narrowed its 336 submissions down to just eight.
That means a new group of unhappy songwriters did NOT make the cut.
(/////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 he'd been approached by a Richmond lobbying firm, promising his song success 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.
For all the rest, you can visit the state song website through the "WebWatch" page on OUR site... at WDBJ7-dot-com.
(------------)


[3-Sports]


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


In sports, a new world record in track and field has been set.
Here with the record setting highlights is Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=hey everybody]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=thursday 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:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke city is asking water customers to cut their consumption by 20 percent.
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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


250 new jobs are coming to the Henry County area.
Executives from the National Catalog Company said the area's workforce was just what the company ordered.
The company expects to begin hiring workers as early as this week to help take phone orders for more than a dozen catalogs.
National Catalog Corporation will take over the old BB&T building at Patrick Henry Mall in August.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


An early morning phone call yesteday warned Beth Copen of Dublin she was on the hotseat-- chosen to tackle the Regis and Kathy Lee trivia question of the day.
When she correctly answered a question about musician Kenny G's saxaphone, she won ten-thousand dollars.
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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)