[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Folks living along railroads sleep easier after Suspected serial Rafeal Rasendez Ramirez is locked up in Texas.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Roanoke planning commision considers changing Orange Avenue to Martin Luther King Avenue.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy and cool again this morning...with temperatures strugging to climb to 70 this afternoon.
Some patchy drizzle today..otherwise expect drier air to start moving in for the end of the week.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Orange-Ave]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#99-16 1:55:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Should the name of Orange Avenue be changed to Martin Luther King JuniorAvenue?
The proposal brought out hard feelings at last night's Roanoke planning commission meeting.
The final decision turned out to be a surprise.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the people]
[SUPER=01-Carson Hurley/Orange Avenue Business Owner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Davis Bethel/Supporter; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC; :54]
[SUPER=19-Kate/Weidaw; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Kate Weidaw N7]

((((CARSON HURLEY/ORANGE AVENUE BUSINESSOWNER: THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT THE BLACKS DON'T WANT IT THE WHITES DON'T WANT IT BUT THE COMMISSION THEY WANT IT))
Carson Hurley a business owner along Orange Avenue he says he and other businesses can't afford the cost of changing signs and letter heads. Several residents and businessnessowners agreed with him. Supporters of the change like Evelyn Davis Bethel were shocked to see so much opposition.
((EVELYN DAVIS BETHEL/SUPPORTER: ROANOKE HAS TO STAND UP AND BRAG ABOUT BEING THE ALL AMERICAN CITY FIVE TIMES BUT HERE WE ARE QUARRLYING OVER THE NAME OF THE STREET WHICH IS REPRESTIVE.))
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference thought up the idea of the name change, they say concerns about money are just an excuse.
((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: I THINK THE BUSINESSES IN ORANGE AVENUE WERE USING THE COST TO HIDE THEIR RACISUM HERE TONIGHT.))
But to the surprise of many the planning commission took their own approach by recommending to the city council adopt a dual name of Orange Avenue slash Martin Luther King Avenue.
[Standup]

The president of the SCLC said she came to tears during the meeting tonight because she didn't know there was so much racism in Roanoke. The final decision will be made by the city council. Kate Weidaw News 7. ))

[Ramirez]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ramirez in Custody]


Another court appearance today... for the man accused of killing eight people as he traveled around the country on freight trains.
Rafael Resendez-Ramirez spent the night in a houston jail.. after turning himself in to authorities yesterday.
Maureen Maher reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:45]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Bruce Casteel/Texas Rangers; :13]
[SUPER=01-Don Clark/FBI; :34]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBSN Houston]

((THE END WAS MUCH MORE PEACEFUL THAN THE BEGINNING OR MIDDLE... A MANHUNT FOR THE ALLEGED RAILROAD SERIAL KILLER KNOWN AS RAFAEL RESENDEZ-RAMIREZ, ENDED UNEVENTFULLY ON A BRIDGE BETWEEN MEXICO AND TEXAS. HE WAS A WANTED MAN NO MORE.
SOT: Capt. Bruce Casteel/Texas Rangers

"HE EXTENDED HIS HAND-- THEY SHOOK HANDS AND HE HANDCUFFED HIM. HE WAS VERY PLEASANT, NOT AGGRESSIVE." NARR: RAMIREZ WAS CONVINCED, INVESTIGATORS SAY, THAT BOUNTY HUNTERS WERE CLOSING IN AND HE HAD RUN OUT OF PLACES TO HIDE...

FAMILY MEMBERS WERE AFRAID TOO-- THAT HE WOULD BE KILLED-- SO THEY BEGAN NEGOTIATING WITH FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS AND RAMIREZ HIMSELF.
SOT: DON CLARK/FBI

"WHEN YOU LEAVE NO PLACE TO TURN, THEN MAYBE THE ALTERNATIVE IS WHAT WE ASKED FOR LAST WEEK IN A PLEA--MAYBE YOU OUGHT TO TURN YOURSELF IN." NARR: THE SURRENDER AGREEMENT INCLUDES ASSURANCES OF FAMILY VISITS, A PROMISE OF SAFETY AND A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION. IT DOES NOT SHIELD THE ACCUSED KILLER FROM THE DEATH PENALTY. HE IS ALREADY CHARGED WITH THREE MURDERS AND IS LINKED TO FIVE OTHERS-- IN TEXAS, KENTUCKY AND ILLINOIS.... ALL NEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS.
(NAT)

FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE KILLED.... HIS CAPTURE IS A BRIEF REPRIEVE.
SOT: ARNOLD FOLTERMANN/VICTIM'S FATHER

"IT'S A RELIEF....AT LEAST HE CAN'T HURT ANYONE ELSE..." WHILE THOSE WHO LIVE ALONG THE U-S RAILS ARE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF... LOCAL AND FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS -- WHO HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR RAMIREZ AROUND EVERY CORNER-- WILL NOW UNDOUBTEDLY FOCUS THEIR EFFORTS ON HIS PROSECUTION. MAUREEN SIG OUT S/U TO BE ADDED))


[School-Projects]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The road to a new south county high school has been a bumpy one, as the county has searched for a site and wrestled with the financing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


And it appears more difficult decisions are ahead.
The estimated cost of the high school is now at least five point seven million dollars over budget.
Add four and half million dollars more for the Glenvar Middle School project, and the pricetag for school improvements is climbing fast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the firts three]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE FIRST THREE PROJECTS, THAT BEING CLEARBROOK, BONSACK AND BURLINGTON HAVE ALL COME IN ON BUDGET AND ON TIME AND NOW TO HAVE ONE PROJECT OVER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS, ANOTHER FOUR OR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IS A LITTLE DEPRESSING.))
[SUPER=@johnson;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=a little depressing]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson says he remains confident that the high school will be built, but with cost estimates rising, it now appears that all of those projects will be re-evaluated.
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[Trash-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Out of State Garbage]


Virginia's Attorney General is trying a new attack on New York City garbage.
That's after two federal courts stopped Virginia's new trash laws from taking effect this month.
Yesterday afternoon, Attorney General Mark Earley filed a federal lawsuit against New York City.
It alleges New York has "distorted" interstate commerce by discouraging and preventing waste haulers from dumping its trash within New York state borders.

[S-Stars]


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


The 70th major league all-star game belonged to the American League.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MLB-FOX Sports;]


The Red Sox Pedro Martinez gave the home folks something to cheer about as he became the first pithcer ever to strike out the first three batters in the game.
He actually fanned the first four including Sosa and McGwire.
No big fireworks in this All-Star game, in fact there were no extra-base hits.
The A-L took control in the second-- Cleveland's Jim (Toe-mee) Thome singles in teamate Kenny Lofton for the one to nothing lead.
Later in the inning-- Ironman Cal Ripken knocks in Manny Ramirez and the A-L was up two to nothing.
In the third, Cincinatti's Barry Larkin drives in a run for the N-L,
[SUPER=35-National League/1/American League/4;]

but the American League goes on to win this one Four to one.
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[1-Sports]


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


In other sports news, American Lance Armstrong is continuing to lead the Tour de France race.
Here's Mike Stevens with more on the race and tonight's W-N-B-A all-star game.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=in a bit]



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


[One-Steve]


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

[Starlink]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;]


[Steve Will call for 2 Boards]

(toss to stocks)

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

[E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:29:53]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Power Line]


A-E-P's latest power-line route faced it's first public hearing yesterday in Bland County.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- of the roughly 30 people who spoke yesterday afternoon-- none favored the project.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Blankenship/Power Line Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bland; :13]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Dodson/Power Line Opponent; :]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; :]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Bland.]


[Valujet]


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


An airline maintenance company is slapped with criminal charges.. in the 19-96 valujet crash that killed 110 people in the Florida everglades.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Florida Everglades/May 11, 1996;]

[4:05;52]
The company, Sabretech Incorporated and three of its employees, are accused of conspiring and then trying to cover up.. illegally stored oxygen cans that started a fire on board.
IF convicted, the company could face millions of dollars in fines.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( KATHERINE FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE/FL STATE ATTORNEY; THIS CORPORATION IS NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO ESCAPE UNPUNISHED WHEN IT COMMITTED CRIMES AND ACTS THAT RESULTED IN THESE MANY, MANY DEATHS))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Rundle/Florida State Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=many, many deaths.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This is believed to be the first time such action has ever been taken against a company after a plane crash.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, not all H-M-O's are created equal.
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.]

(( A NEW VACCINE MAY BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED FOR THE UPCOMING FLU SEASON.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE EFFECTIVELY REDUCED THE FREQUENCY AND SEVERITY OF THE FLU.. AMONG HEALTHY ADULTS TESTED.
FLU-MIST IS A NASAL SPRAY MADE WITH WEAKENED FORMS OF THE INFLUENZA VIRUS.
DOCTORS SAY PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE VACCINE SAW A 27-PERCENT REDUCTION IN SEVERE FEVERS.
THEY ALSO MISSED FEWER DAYS OF WORK.
THE VACCINE STILL NEEDS F-D-A APPROVAL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT NOT-FOR-PROFIT HMOs ARE BETTER AT PREVENTIVE MEDICINE THAN FOR-PROFIT HEALTH PLANS.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION...
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE MORE LIKELY TO MAKE SURE PATIENTS GET EARLY PRE-NATAL CARE, TIMELY SHOTS, AND OTHER PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS.
HOWEVER, RESEARCHERS SAY FOR-PROFIT HMOs COMPROMISE PATIENT CARE.. BECAUSE THEY MUST ALSO SATISY THE NEEDS OF INVESTORS.
INDUSTRY OFFICIALS CRITICIZE THE STUDY FOR MAKING SUCH BROAD GENERALIZATIONS.//
ONCAM=

((on cam))
AND IN AN AGE WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO KEEP IT REAL, THERE'S A GROWING TREND AMONG TEENAGE GIRLS TO GET FAKE BREASTS.
PLASTIC SURGEONS SAY THE NUMBER OF TEENS GETTING BREAST IMPLANTS IN THE U-S.. IS UP 89-PERCENT SINCE 1992.
BUT DOCTORS WARN THAT GOING UNDER THE KNIFE SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.
THEY ALSO SAY TEENS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE HIGH COST.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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



[Starlink]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;]


[Steve will call for Board]

[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

((Archive:Camping)) [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]


Suspected serial killer Rafael Resendez-Ramirez is expected in court today.
The 39-year-old Mexican drifter surrendered to authorities in Texas yesterda after crossing the border at El Paso.
He's suspected of killing at least eight people in three states.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The Roanoke Planning commission listened to both sides in the debate over a name change for Orange Avenue to Martin Luther King Avenue.
Some business owners complained changing the would cost them money.
But members of the Southern Christian Leadership conference said that was just an excuse to hide racisim.
In the end the planning commission said it would recommend to city council the dual name of Orange Avenue slash Martin Luther King Avenue.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Three employees of an airline maintenance company are expected to turn themselves in by tomorrow.
The employees and their company SabreTech face charges stemming from the 1996 ValuJet crash that killed 110 people in Florida.
It's the first time in U-S aviation history that criminal charges have been filed against a company and workers after an airplane accident.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday July 14.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Ramirez]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ramirez in Custody]


Suspected serial killer Rafael Resendez-Ramirez is due back in court this morning in Houston.
He turned himself yesterday, ending a six week manhunt.
Ramirez is suspected of killing eight people in three states.
Maureen Maher reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:45]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Bruce Casteel/Texas Rangers; :13]
[SUPER=01-Don Clark/FBI; :34]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBSN Houston]

((THE END WAS MUCH MORE PEACEFUL THAN THE BEGINNING OR MIDDLE... A MANHUNT FOR THE ALLEGED RAILROAD SERIAL KILLER KNOWN AS RAFAEL RESENDEZ-RAMIREZ, ENDED UNEVENTFULLY ON A BRIDGE BETWEEN MEXICO AND TEXAS. HE WAS A WANTED MAN NO MORE.
SOT: Capt. Bruce Casteel/Texas Rangers

"HE EXTENDED HIS HAND-- THEY SHOOK HANDS AND HE HANDCUFFED HIM. HE WAS VERY PLEASANT, NOT AGGRESSIVE." NARR: RAMIREZ WAS CONVINCED, INVESTIGATORS SAY, THAT BOUNTY HUNTERS WERE CLOSING IN AND HE HAD RUN OUT OF PLACES TO HIDE... FAMILY MEMBERS WERE AFRAID TOO-- THAT HE WOULD BE KILLED-- SO THEY BEGAN NEGOTIATING WITH FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS AND RAMIREZ HIMSELF.
SOT: DON CLARK/FBI

"WHEN YOU LEAVE NO PLACE TO TURN, THEN MAYBE THE ALTERNATIVE IS WHAT WE ASKED FOR LAST WEEK IN A PLEA--MAYBE YOU OUGHT TO TURN YOURSELF IN." NARR: THE SURRENDER AGREEMENT INCLUDES ASSURANCES OF FAMILY VISITS, A PROMISE OF SAFETY AND A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION. IT DOES NOT SHIELD THE ACCUSED KILLER FROM THE DEATH PENALTY. HE IS ALREADY CHARGED WITH THREE MURDERS AND IS LINKED TO FIVE OTHERS-- IN TEXAS, KENTUCKY AND ILLINOIS.... ALL NEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS.
(NAT)

FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE KILLED.... HIS CAPTURE IS A BRIEF REPRIEVE.
SOT: ARNOLD FOLTERMANN/VICTIM'S FATHER

"IT'S A RELIEF....AT LEAST HE CAN'T HURT ANYONE ELSE..." WHILE THOSE WHO LIVE ALONG THE U-S RAILS ARE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF... LOCAL AND FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS -- WHO HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR RAMIREZ AROUND EVERY CORNER-- WILL NOW UNDOUBTEDLY FOCUS THEIR EFFORTS ON HIS PROSECUTION. MAUREEN SIG OUT S/U TO BE ADDED))

[Stewart]


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


A Pembroke man was released from a West Virginia hospital Monday-- and was immediately arrested and charged with murder.
Michael Stewart is accused of beating Donna Jennings of Pineville, West Virginia, to death and stealing a cash register on May 31st.
Stewart was injured in a police pursuit following the incident.
He faces murder and aggravated robbery charges, as well as three counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

[E-Howard]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:04:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He shot a Henry County man in front of his infant granddaughter.
Now Clyde Howard Junior will spend the rest of his life in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Howard showed little emotion as he was sentenced to two life terms and 83 years in prison.
He pleaded no contest to shooting 56-year old James Taylor in the head, as Taylor sat in his pickup with his two-year old granddaughter.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 1998;]


Howard was captured after a six-day manhunt last December.
Yesterday, Howard apologized to Taylor's family in a statement, read by his lawyer. [family hugging after trial]
Taylor's family members said they were relieved to have the sentencing behind them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:35:34 - :41]
[IN Q=I think that he got]

((NANCY TAYLOR/JAMES TAYLOR'S WIFE: I THINK THAT HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED AND I'M JUST GLAD THAT HE'LL NEVER BE ON THE STREETS AGAIN TO PUT ANOTHER FAMILY THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Taylor/James Taylor's Wife;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=what we have gone through.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Howard has said he plans to write his autobiography in prison.
(------------)


[E-West]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-28 20:42]
[GRAPHIC=Norvell West III]


He may have lied to police but Norvell West, the Third insists he did not blow up his own truck with a pipe bomb.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


He told The A-T-F it must have been a woman he had an affair with who planted the bomb in his backyard... a woman- -he'd been trying to tell authorities for weeks- was out to get him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:10:20]
[IN Q=He had to justify]

((HE HAD TO JUSTIFY THE AFFAIR TO HIS FAMILY, SAYING THE GIRLFRIEND'S EXTORTING AND BLACKMAILING HIM. AND THAT'S WHEN THESE EVENTS STARTED TO OCCUR- -THE WINDSHIELD, SHOOTING INTO THE HOUSE AND FINALLY THE PIPE BOMB.)) ((...ALL OF WHICH WERE REAL INCIDENTS CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE. MR. WEST'S ERROR AND THE CRIME WAS HE DID NOT KNOW WHO DID IT, BUT HE ACTED AS IF HE DID AND DIRECTED THE POLICE TOWARD HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND WHEN IN FACT HE DID NOT HAVE THAT PROOF.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/West's Attorney]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=have that proof.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
West will undergo additional psychiatric testing before he's sentenced in October.
(------------)



[2-Orange-Ave]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#99-16 1:55:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A proposed name change to Roanoke's Orange Avenue has been stirring controversy for weeks.
Last night, the planning commission heard from all sides- and decided on a recommendation.
The final decision turned out to be a surprise.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the people]
[SUPER=01-Carson Hurley/Orange Avenue Business Owner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Davis Bethel/Supporter; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC; :54]
[SUPER=19-Kate/Weidaw; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Kate Weidaw N7]

((((CARSON HURLEY/ORANGE AVENUE BUSINESSOWNER: THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT THE BLACKS DON'T WANT IT THE WHITES DON'T WANT IT BUT THE COMMISSION THEY WANT IT))
Carson Hurley a business owner along Orange Avenue he says he and other businesses can't afford the cost of changing signs and letter heads. Several residents and businessnessowners agreed with him. Supporters of the change like Evelyn Davis Bethel were shocked to see so much opposition.
((EVELYN DAVIS BETHEL/SUPPORTER: ROANOKE HAS TO STAND UP AND BRAG ABOUT BEING THE ALL AMERICAN CITY FIVE TIMES BUT HERE WE ARE QUARRLYING OVER THE NAME OF THE STREET WHICH IS REPRESTIVE.))
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference thought up the idea of the name change, they say concerns about money are just an excuse.
((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: I THINK THE BUSINESSES IN ORANGE AVENUE WERE USING THE COST TO HIDE THEIR RACISUM HERE TONIGHT.))
But to the surprise of many the planning commission took their own approach by recommending to the city council adopt a dual name of Orange Avenue slash Martin Luther King Avenue.
[Standup]

The president of the SCLC said she came to tears during the meeting tonight because she didn't know there was so much racism in Roanoke. The final decision will be made by the city council. Kate Weidaw News 7. ))

[E-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:06:07]
[GRAPHIC=Va. State Democrats]


Virginia Democrats want to freeze real estate taxes senior citizens pay.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's just part of a campaign the party's General Assembly candidates will be pushing around the state this fall.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:25:00]
[IN Q=We think]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE THINK THERE OUGHT TO BE A POINT AT WHICH WE SAY YOU'VE PAID ENOUGH, YOU'VE DONE YOUR PART. WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE ON FIXED INCOME, WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU SOME STABILITY IN YOUR TAXES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Virginia Democratic Party;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=your taxes.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


NO word yet on the cost of reimbursing localities on such a tax cut.
Democrats are also pushing for half the state's budget surplus to go toward road-building and mass transit.

[2-S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=All Star Game]


The American League stars shone brighter at the 70th Major League All-Star Game.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MLB-FOX Sports;]


The Red Sox Pedro Martinez gave the home folks something to cheer about as he became the first pithcer ever to strike out the first three batters in the game.
He actually fanned the first four including Sosa and McGwire.
No big fireworks in this All-Star game, in fact there were no extra-base hits.
The A-L took control in the second-- Cleveland's Jim (Toe-mee) Thome singles in teamate Kenny Lofton for the one to nothing lead.
Later in the inning-- Ironman Cal Ripken knocks in Manny Ramirez and the A-L was up two to nothing.
In the third, Cincinatti's Barry Larkin drives in a run for the N-L,
[SUPER=35-National League/1/American League/4;]

but the American League goes on to win this one Four to one.
(-------------)


[Three-Steve]


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



[Starlink]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;]


[***Rolled from Starlink***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hungry Mother]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Patton/Chief Ranger; :45]
[RUNS=2:40]
[OUT Q=at the park]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=06-Smyth Co.;]
(Steve Calls for board)

[TAKE Hungry Mother Board]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[E-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-21 52:24]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]


William Fleming High School has a new principal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke School Board gave the position to (HAL-ee) Hallie Carr yesterday afternoon.
The board also reorganized it's own leadership... Melinda Payne was elected chairman, and Webster Day was chosen as Vice Chairman.
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Planned Parenthood in Lynchburg is moving to a new, larger facility.
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The Lynchburg Center is now at 2138 Langhorne Square -- a more secluded location with a private entrance. The new building is bigger, offering more medical services to patients. Planned Parenthood is also hiring a Community Educator to coordinate teen pregnancy prevention education and other services in the greater Lynchburg area.
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The Sports Illustrated issue that features a local all-star hits news-stands today.
Here's Mike Stevens with sports.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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One of Roanoke's major thoroughfares should have two names-- Orange Avenue and Martin Luther King Junior Avenue.
That's the recommendation of the city planning commission after a heated public hearing last night.
The final decision will be made by city council.
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Two Roanoke County school projects are millions of dollars over budget.
The price tags of the new South County high school and improvements at Glenvar Middle School are rising fast.
Though the projects will probably be completed, they will likely be re-evaluated.
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A-E-P's latest power-line route faced it's first public hearing yesterday in Bland County.
Of the roughly 30 people who spoke yesterday afternoon-- none favored the project.
More hearings are scheduled for the coming weeks.
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