[Headlines]

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Divers today plan to search three new sites for John F. Kennedy Junior's plane.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a historic shuttle launched is scrubbed in Florida.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A line of showers and thunderstorms is marching across the Greenbrier Valley this morning, and a few could make their way to parts of Southwest Virginia.
Otherwise, staying seasonably warm and muggy.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kennedy-Search]


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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
Divers and high-tech vessels continue to search the waters off of Massachusetts... for signs of the crash that killed John F. Kennedy junior, his wife and her sister.
Meantime, new information indicates the plane dropped faster than previously thought.
Cathy Moss joins us with the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Greenwich, CT;]
[SUPER=01-Grant Stinchfield/Bessette Family Spokesman;]
[SUPER=03-Off Martha's Vineyard;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Pearce/NTSB Lead Investigator;]
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((Locator: Hyannis Port, MA The flag lowered to half staff just outside the Kennedy compound tells it all. The family and once-hopeful neighbors now know the awful truth: John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren did not survive the crash of their single engine plane Friday night.
(PM NEWS graphic)

After days of keeping quiet, the family has broken their self imposed silence. In a statement, Senator Ted Kennedy said, "John was the shining light in all our lives..and in the lives of the nation and the world that first came to know him when he was a little boy." locator: Greenwich, CT (Greenwich file) The Bessette family which has been secluded inside their Greenwich, Connecticut home also spoke about the tragedy for the first time.
SOT: Grant Stinchfield/Bessette Family Spokesman

"John and Carolyn were true soul mates and we hope to honor them in death, in the simple manner in which they lived their lives. We take solace in the thought that together they will comfort Lauren for eternity." locator: off Martha's Vineyard
(diving and then graphic of rapid descent) Meanwhile the recovery effort continues...

Specially trained divers who trolled the murky Atlantic waters looking for any more wreckage from the plane-- will -- weather-permitting-- do so again today. At the same time, investigators are learning more about the last minutes of the flight. They say the Piper Saratoga Plane dropped from the sky nearly ten times faster than a normal descent.
SOT: Robert Pearce/Lead Investigator, NTSB

"And your own calculations would show that those would reflect an approximate rate of descent four thousand, seven hundred feet per minute."))

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Opening arguments will begin this morning in the rape trial of a former Virginia Tech quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Jim Druckenmiller, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, is accused of raping a college student in Blacksburg, earlier this year.
It took prosecutors and defense attorneys approximately eight hours yesterday to select a jury.
Several of the prospective jurors dismissed were let go after revealing that they attend or work at Virginia Tech and were concerned about remaining impartial.
Another man was excused after stating he was a fan of Druckenmiller's on the football field-- and, thus, felt he was NOT guilty.
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Tommy Strickler's fate is resting right now with a federal appeals court in Richmond.
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His attorneys are asking the U.S. Fourth Circuit to stop tomorrow's scheduled execution.
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./1990;]


So far, there hasn't been a decision.
Last Friday, a U.S. District judge declined to rule on the merits of Strickler's case.
Strickler is set to die for the murder of Leann Whitlock, a James Madison University student from Roanoke.
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[S-Valleydale]


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Valleydale workers could go on strike if a new contract is not approved by this weekend.
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The Salem meat packers' current contract expires Sunday.
The union that represents 200 workers says most contract talks go down to the wire.
They're looking for what the union calls a substantial pay hike.
The average worker earns about eight- dollars- an hour now.
They'll vote on the company's latest offer this weekend... just hours before their current four-year deal runs out.


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[Shuttle-Launch]


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[WRITER=mel]
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NASA says it will try again Thursday to make its historic shuttle liftoff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

[4:46]
This morning's launch was aborted an instant before the three main engines were to ignite.
The shuttle's computers detected a buildup of hydrogen gas.
NASA suspects that reading may have been wrong.
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(( RALPH ROE/NASA LAUNCH DIRECTOR : WE ARE CONVINCED THIS IS NOT A REAL LEAK ..))
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So on Thursday another attempt to launch the first shuttle mission commanded by a woman.
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((COL. EILEEN COLLINS/SHUTTLE COMMANDER - I SEE MY ROLE AS EVOLUTIONARY, BUT I ALSO SEE IT AS SETTING A PRECEDENT FOR WOMEN TO FOLLOW - KEEPING THAT IN MIND, I WANT TO DO THE BEST JOB I CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Eileen Collins/Shuttle Commander;]
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The shuttle will also carry into space the world's most powerful x-ray telescope---the Chandra (chan-dra) x-ray Ob

servatory to study deep space as far as 87-thousand miles from earth.
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[1-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, a young driver gets a big ride.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[Power-Line]


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Power line opponents were shining their own lights last night, without even plugging in.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


The emissions from the power line were making them glow.
The protest was over A-E-P's plans for a new power line from West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties.
The utility says the line is needed to meet our region's future power needs.
Opponents say one power line is enough.
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[SOT 16:51:37]
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((DAVE MUHLEY/OPPONENT: A SECOND ONE WOULD BE AN UNBEARABLE ASSAULT ON THE CITIZENS OF WYTHE COUNTY FOR NO REASON BUT TO SHIP ELECTRICITY AND PROFITS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Protesters say the powerline would bring pollution as well as health hazards that are already linked to the exsisting power line.
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[M'ville-Sheriff]


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A Martinsville Sheriff's deputy may have some explaining to do. He shot another deputy yesterday in the thigh .. inside the city municipal building.
Martinsville police say the shooting was accidental, not life-threatening, and that both men involved are close friends.
There is no word on why the deputy who fired had his gun drawn.

[S-Danville-Manager]


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[TAPE#=99-40 1:03]
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Danville city council may respond tonight to a letter chastising it for the recent firing of City Manager Ray Griffin.
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Retired former DEPUTY City Manager Richard Turner has fired off an angry letter to the Mayor and City Council, condemning their handling of Griffin's dismissal earlier this month.
In the letter, Turner says: "It is my opinion that the manner in which it was handled was, at best, very poor and will leave a blemish on the City Council and the City of Danville for some time."
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, there may be a gene for pain.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR PATIENTS TAKING THE CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUG PRAVACHOL. RESEARCHERS IN BOSTON FOUND IT MAY HAVE A BONUS EFFECT AND HELP PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE. IT WAS SHOWN TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION THAT CAN LEAD TO CLOGGED ARTIES.

VT=VO

((vo)) TESTS CONDUCTED ON NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED HEART ATTACK PATIENTS SHOWED THE DRUG NOT ONLY REDUCED CHOLESTEROL BUT LOWERED PROTEIN LEVELS THAT CAN LEAD TO THE INFLAMMATION.
PRAVACHOL IS IN THE CLASS OF DRUGS KNOWN AS STATINS.

VT=VO

((vo)) DOCTORS IN MICHIGAN MEANWHILE ARE RECOMMENDING A RARELY USED DRUG BE GIVEN TO PEOPLE WITH CONGENITAL HEART FAILURE. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FOUND THAT ALDACTONE REDUCED DEATH RATES BY A THIRD.
THE MEDICATION HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR THIRTY YEARS. BUT AS NEWER DRUGS WERE DEVELOPED IT FELL OUT OF FAVOR WITH MANY PHYSICIANS.

ONCAM=MIKA

((MIKA)) AND FINALLY HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY SOME PEOPLE CAN WITHSTAND PAIN BETTER THAN OTHERS?
RESEACHERS FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SAY THE ANSWER LIES IN A SINGLE PAIN SENSITIVITY GENE.
WITH THIS DISCOVERY DOCTORS MAY ONE DAY BE ABLE TO PRESCRIBE DRUGS THAT MATCH AN INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS PAIN THRESH HOLD.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The flag at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod is at half-staff -- confirmation by the family of the fate of John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife and her sister.
Dive teams today hope to focus on three sites as they search for the Kennedy plane that went down Friday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It's day two in the rape trial of former Virginia Tech football star Jim Druckenmiller.
It took attorneys nearly all day yesterday to seat a jury.
Druckenmiller, who now plays for the 49ers, is accused or raping a Tech student in Blacksburg in March.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


NASA will try again later this week to launch the shuttle Columbia.
Today's historic launched was scrubbed six seconds before liftoff because sensors detected a dangerous buildup of hydrogen in the shutttle's engie compartment.
The shuttle was to be led into space by NASA's first female commander Eileen Collins.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday July 20.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Columbia]


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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Eileen Collins will have to wait until at least Thursday before becoming the first female commander in space.
This morning's launch was scrubbed just seconds before liftoff.
Bobbi Harley reports from the kennedy space center.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Consultant; :21]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Roe/NASA Launch Director; :41]
[SUPER=01-Col. Eileen Collins/Shuttle Commander; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:25]
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((AND WITH THAT -- MISSION SCRUBBED -- ONLY SIX SECONDS BEFORE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA WAS SET TO BLAST INTO ORBIT -- GUIDED BY THE FIRST FEMALE COMMANDER. WHAT APPEARED TO A BUILD-UP OF HYDROGEN IN ONE ENGINE COMPARTMENT HALTED THE COUNTDOWN.
SOT - BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT - Hydrogen is flammable .... faulty indicator.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT NASA DETERMINED -- A FAULTY INDICATOR THAT CAUSED A LAUNCH CONTROLLER TO CALL FOR A CUT-OFF SECONDS BEFORE THE SHUTTLE'S MAIN ENGINES WERE TO IGNITE.
SOT - RALPH ROE/NASA LAUNCH DIRECTOR : We are convinced this is not a real leak ..

SO NO DANGER FOR THE FIVE ASTRONAUT CREW - BUT NOW THE PROCESS WILL START OVER AGAIN. EARLY THURSDAY MORNING - A SECOND ATTEMPT TO DEPLOY A ONE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLAR PAYLOAD -- THE MOST POWERFUL X-RAY TELESCOPE YET -- THE CHANDRA X-RAY OBSERVATORY TO STUDY DEEP SPACE AS FAR AS EIGHTY-SEVEN THOUSAND MILES FROM EARTH. AND A SECOND ATTEMPT FOR COL. EILEEN COLLINS - TO MAKE HER MARK AS THE FIRST FEMALE SHUTTLE COMMANDER.
SOT - COL. EILEEN COLLINS/SHUTTLE COMMANDER - I see my role as evolutionary, but I also see it as setting a precedent f

or women to follow - keeping that in mind, I want to do the best job I can. STANDUP/BOBBI HARLEY-CBS NEWS - WHAT HAPPENS IF THURSDAY GOES BAD))

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[TAPE#=net]
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Divers today plan to search three new sites for John F. Kennedy Junior's plane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martha's Vineyard, MA;]


Bad weather forced them to suspend their search yesterday
Meantime, two research vessels have been conducting an all-night search using sonar equipment.
At the same time, investigators are learning more about the last minutes of the flight.
They say the Piper Saratoga Plane dropped from the sky nearly ten times faster than a normal descent.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT PEARCE/LEAD INVESTIGATOR, NTSB "AND YOUR OWN CALCULATIONS WOULD SHOW THAT THOSE WOULD REFLECT AN APPROXIMATE RATE OF DESCENT FOUR THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED FEET PER MINUTE." ))
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[VO-NAT]


After days of keeping quiet, the Kennedy family has broken its self imposed silence.
In a statement, Senator Ted Kennedy said, "John was the shining light in all our lives..and in the lives of the nation and the world that first came to know him when he was a little boy."
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[E-Flight-Rules]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Kennedy was "not" an instrument- certified pilot.. one who can fly and land a plane using only cockpit instruments with no visual references.
Flight instructors say the hazy, dark conditions Kennedy took off in would have been difficult for ANY pilot.
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[SOT 2:55:24]
[IN Q=Flying over]

((CARL HALE/FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR: FLYING OVER OPEN WATER IN HAZY CONDITIONS AND AT NIGHT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST, VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL THE AIRPLANE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO OUTSIDE REFERENCE, YOU HAVE NO HORIZON TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU'RE RIGHT SIDE UP OR IN A TURN OR FLYING LEVEL, YOU'VE GOT TO FLY SOLEY BY REFERENCE UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Hale says it takes twice as long to become an instrument- certified pilot, and that it is "the hardest rating of all" to accomplish.
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[Talent=Melanie]
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Investigators say the cause could've also been a loss of fuel or mehanical failure- It will take at least six months to a year- before they determine an actual cause.

[2-E-Druckenmiller]


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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:00]
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The rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller resumes later this morning in Montgomery County Court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Jim Druckenmiller, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, is accused of raping a college student in Blacksburg, earlier this year.
It took prosecutors and defense attorneys approximately eight hours yesterday to select a jury.
Several of the prospective jurors dismissed were let go after revealing that they attend or work at Virginia Tech and were concerned about remaining impartial.
Another man was excused after stating he was a fan of Druckenmiller's on the football field-- and, thus, felt he was NOT guilty.
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[E-81-Fatal]


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[GRAPHIC=81 Fatal Accident]


Interstate 81 claimed two more lives yesterday.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
It happened around 3-30 yesterday afternoon, just north of Buchanan in Botetourt County, near the Arcadia exit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


State police say a car traveling north went out of control, crossed the median and hit the van head-on.
The car caught fire; both people inside were killed.
The five people in the van were taken to Roanoke hospitals.
Two are in stable condition-- the others were treated and released.
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[E-Power-Line]


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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:15:27]
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Power line opponents lit up the sky last night, without even plugging in.
It's over A-E-P's plans for a new power line from West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties.
The utility says the line is needed to meet our region's future power needs.
But as Kate Weidaw reports, opponents says it will only cause more harm.
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[IN Q=It didn't take]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andy Kegley/Power Line Opponent; :08]
[SUPER=01-Dave Muhley/Power Line Opponent; :25]
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((It didn't take an outlet to light these fluroscent bulbs its the emissions off the powerline running through Whythe County.
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((ANDY KEGLEY/OPPONENT: WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND DEMONSTRATE EVEN THOUGH AEP HAS THE POWERLINES HAS THE TOWERS, PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER.))
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[RUNS: 13] The proposed power line would run between Wyoming West Virginia to Jackson's Ferry. Opponents came out to say one powerline is enough.
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((DAVE MUHLEY/OPPONENT: A SECOND ONE WOULD BE AN UNBEARABLE ASSAULT ON THE CITIZENS OF WYTHE COUNTY FOR NO REASON BUT TO SHIP ELECTRICTY AND PROFITS.))
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[RUNS:11] Protestors say the powerline would bring pollution as well as health hazards that are already linked to the exsisting one.
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((ANDY KEGLEY/OPPONENT:WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF VARIOUS HEALTH PEOPLE THAT IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A POWERLINE YOU FIRST HAVE TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF THE EXSISTING ONE.))
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[RUNS:08] And these folks say they'll keep fighting to keep a second powerline from running through their county. Kate Weidaw News 7 Wythe County.))

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[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: goodwill))

[City-Council]


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Storms that shook Roanoke over the weekend barely rippled the water at Carvin's Cove, which is still more than 25 feet below the spillway.
Water officials briefed City Council members on situation yesterday.
Eric Earnhart more on the latest update from water officials .
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday; :16-quick]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; :27]
[SUPER=01-Diane Akers/Acting Assistant City Manager; :53]
[SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/Council Member; 1:16 ]
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Roanoke Utilities Director; 1:24]
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((The flood warning rain gauge at Carvin's Cove keeps an un-necessary vigil this summer, it's solar powered antenna beaming data into a mostly dry sky to its Internet site... where recent rainfall totals come up as a long line of zeros.
Even the heavy storm that pounded parts of Roanoke Sunday, flooding some streets, only registered 3 tenths of an inch at the Carvin's Cove filtration plant.
The good news, water conservation in Roanoke is working.
[SOT 02:16:52]
[IN Q=we are getting]

((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER; WE ARE GETTING RESULTS, MOST OF OUR CITIZENS APPEAR TO ME TO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM TO HEART, THEY'RE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY AND THEY ARE COMMITTED TO US GETTING THROUGH THIS SITUATION. ))
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But even with MOST people complying, consumption was down 8 percent in the first two weeks of July, the City's goal is 20 percent.
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(( DIANE AKERS/ASST. CITY MANAGER; MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 7TH, SO FOR ABOUT HALF THE TIME, MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION HAS BEEN IN EFFECT, AND WE'VE HAD 8 PERCENT REDUCTION SO THAT IS GOOD NEWS AND AS TIME GOES ON WE'LL KNOW MORE. ))
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For council, the sense of urgency is increasing, as they anticipate the next level of water restrictions to hit around labor day.
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[IN Q=if the weather conditions]

(( CARROLL SWAIN/COUNCIL MEMBER; IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS DO NOT IMPROVE AND WE DO NOT GET MORE RAIN, MORE WATER, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TREMENDOUS SHORTFALL EVENTUALLY.))
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[SOT 02:29:26]
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR; WE KNOW IF IT DOESN'T RAIN OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WE WILL HAVE A SHORTFALL, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS MANAGE THE AMOUNT OF WATER WE HAVE LEFT UNTIL WE DO HAVE SOME SIGNIFICANT RAIN.))
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[take microwave full] [standup]
If the rain does NOT come, and Carvin's Cove becomes unusable, there are not enough alternate sources to replace it, and not enough time to create an alternate water source.
Expect the calls for conservation to get louder, and the City buys time.
In Roanoke, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[Crusade]


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For the first time in nearly fifty years -- an old fashioned tent revival is going on in Botetourt County.
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((YOU CAN BOW NOW OR YOU CAN BOW LATER BUT YOU WILL BOW. AMEN.))
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Pastor Rick Via -- formerly of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in Roanoke -- leads the crusade.
The goal was to unite non-churchgoers with Christ.
More than 400 people showed up last night alone.
Brandy Cash says she was saved.
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((BRANDY CASH: I WAS COMING BACK. I'VE BEEN SAVED BEFORE. I JUST FEEL LIKE I'D BEEN AWAY AND I REALLY NEEDED TO DO IT.))
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A Baptist church and two independent churches organized the event -- but pastors say choosing a particular denomination can wait.
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((RICK VIA/PASTOR: THIS IS A GREAT TIME JUST TO GET TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND REJOICE IN THE ONE COMMON HOPE WE HAVE IN JESUS CHRIST.))
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The revival runs through Wednesday night.
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In sports, some famous sports fans put in an appearance at last night's Avalanche game.
Mike Stevens the story.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Opening arguments begin this morning in the rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller.
It took prosecutors and defense attorneys approximately eight hours yesterday to select a jury.
Several of the prospective jurors were dismissed after revealing that they attend or work at Virginia Tech and were concerned about remaining impartial.
Another man was excused after stating he was a fan of Druckenmiller's on the football field-- and, thus, believed he was NOT guilty.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Just a day before he's scheduled to die, a federal appeals court is considering Tommy David Strickler's fate.
His attorneys are asking the U.S. Fourth Circuit to stop tomorrow's scheduled execution.
So far, there hasn't been a decision.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Even with MOST Roanoke resident complying with mandatory water restrictions, consumption was down just 8 percent in the first two weeks of July-- the city's goal is 20 percent.
For city council, the sense of urgency is increasing, as they anticipate the next level of water restrictions to hit around Labor Day.
If the rain does NOT come, and Carvin's Cove becomes unusable-- there are not enough alternate sources to replace it, and not enough time to create an alternate water source.
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