[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

-- Peace, love -- then chaos. That's how Woodstock '99 ended,
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a California man scheduled to be arraigned today for the murder of woman at Yosemite National Park has also been linked to the murder of three tourists earlier this year.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Your Monday is starting off with mostly clear skies and temperatures well into the 60s..
The July heat wave rolls on today...with afternoon highs in the mid 90s...but a slight cooldown expected tommorrow.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Power-Problems]


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


The current heat wave is casuing problems for electric companies.
Virginia Power expects near record demand today and an A-E-P press release says THAT company expects -quote- "a serious electric power problem" all week.
Both companies are asking customers to cut back on their power consumption.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
They suggest customers avoid using washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and ranges.
Turn off unnecessary lights and use air conditioning only if necessary.
They also suggest either turning up the thermostat or just turning the air off.
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[Yosemite-murders]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A 37-year-old hotel maintenance worker is scheduled to be arraigned in California today on charges he killed a woman at Yosemite National Park.
The F-B-I says Cary Stayner is also a suspect in the murders of three Yosemite sightseers earlier this year.
Stayner is the brother of Steven Stayner, a kidnap victim who made national headlines in 1980 after he escaped from a convicted child molester who had kidnapped him and sexually abused him for seven years.
Cami McCormick has the story.
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[SOT]

[4:01:54]
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[SUPER=01-James Maddock/FBI;]
[SUPER=01-Cami McCormick/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=cbs news, ny;]

((MONTHS AFTER THREE WOMEN SIGHTSEERS WERE FOUND MURDERED IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, THE F-B-I ANNOUNCED A MAJOR BREAK IN THE CASE.
(SOT) James Maddock/FBI "We now believe there is a connection between Armstrong's murder and the murders of Carole Su

nd, her daughter Julie Sund and their family friend, Silvina Pelosso." 38 YEAR-OLD CARY STAYNER WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DECAPITATION MURDER LAST WEEK OF A JOIE ARMSTRONG.. A NATURALIST.. IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. THE 26 YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S BODY WAS FOUND NEAR HER HOME.. ONE DAY AFTER SHE WAS REPORTED MISSING. AFTER QUESTIONING STAYNER, A HOTEL MAINTENANCE MAN.. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY NOW HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO LINK HIM TO THE MURDERS OF THE THREE TOURISTS WHO WERE LAST SEEN IN FEBRUARY.
(SOT) James Maddock/FBI "During the last 24 hours we have developed specific information linking Stayner to the Sund-

Pelosso murders." THE BODIES OF CAROLE SUND AND SILVINA PELOSSO WERE FOUND IN MARCH.. IN THE TRUNK OF THEIR RENTAL CAR. JULI SUND'S BODY WAS LATER FOUND HIDDEN OFF A LIGHTLY TRAVELED HIGHWAY. STAYER IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED IN FEDERAL COURT MONDAY ON A CHARGE OF MURDER IN A NATIONAL PARK. CAMI MCCORMICK, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[humphries]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


A third defendant in the 1976 car-bombing death of a Greenbrier County, West Virginia, man goes on trial today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/September 1998;]


Carroll Eugene Humphries is accused of hiring a hitman to kill romantic rival Billy Ray Abshire.
Pre-trial publicity forced the case to be moved from Greenbrier County to Putnam County.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Abshire's wife-- Kitty-- also faces charges.
Gene Gaylor and Robert Vernon Brown have already been convicted for acting as the hitmen.

[S-Valleydale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-31 13:58]
[GRAPHIC=Valleydale]


There won't be a strike at Valleydale.
Unionized workers ratified a new contract yesterday.
Joy Sutton has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the new five]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :06]
[SUPER=01-Kris Hutchinson/Valleydale Worker; :14]
[SUPER=01-Marlene Dempster/Valleydale Worker; :45]
[SUPER=01-Donald Cash/Union Leader; :59]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=News-7, Salem]


(( The new five year contract was supported by an overwhelming majority of the workers.
The local union represents about 200 Salem meat packers.
Many of the workers say they were very pleased with what the company had to offer.
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[SOT 00:12:10]
[IN Q=I think they did]

((KRIS HUTCHINSON/WORKER:I THINK THEY DID REAL GOOD. THEY CAME UP ON OUR INSURANCE. OUR INSURANCE IS EXCELLENT NOW. WE HAD CRAPPY INSURANCE. WE GET THE MONEY THAT WE WANTED )) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=wanted]


The new contract will increase wages by 35 cents the first year, 25 cents the third and fourth years, and 40 cents the fifth year.
And workers no longer have to pay a 250-deductible for health care coverage.
But Marlene Dempster voted against the contract.
She says the health benefits are better, but the pay increase isn't high enough..and the company's 401 K plan is useless.
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[SOT 00:18:29]
[IN Q=What's the use]

((MARLENE DEMPSTER/WORKER: WHAT'S THE USE OF HAVING A 401 K IF THE COMPANY DOESN'T MATCH YOUR FUNDS)) [RUNS6]
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Union Representative Donald Cash says that although the pay increase is not as much as some would like, the company is spending a lot of money on health benefits.
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[SOT 00:16:31]
[IN Q=I don't want]

((DONALD CASH/UNION REPRESENTATIVE:I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO BE MISLED WITH THE WAGE INCREASE, BECAUSE THE SIGNIFICANT COST THE COMPANY IS GOING TO BE FACED WITH IS HEALTH CARE AND THAT GOES INTO AFFECT RIGHT NOW WHICH MEANS THE SAVINGS IS PASSED ONTO OUR MEMBERSHIP RIGHT AWAY)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=right now]


Many workers say they feel a renewed sense that the company truly cares about their concerns by providing them with quality benefits and fair wages.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Salem.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Baseball Hall of Fame has four new members.
Roy Stanley has more on the inductees and local sports.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
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[On Record]
[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Juftes/Seven Springs Farm; :20]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :33]
[RUNS=2:55]
[OUT Q=product thats much cleaner]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[Woodstock]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Woodstock]


What was billed as a weekend of peace and love.. has ended in blazing chaos.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome, NY;]


About a quarter mile from the main stage of Woodstock-99.. vandals looted and burned venders trucks.
Others toppled light stands and speaker towers.
State troopers in riot gear were called in to restore order.
And by early today, police and firefighters had the situation stabilized.
There's no word yet of any injuries among the 225-thousand concert goers.
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[Feedback, July 25]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


The rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller was one of the topics in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Thursday; :05]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Monday; Quick! 1:14]
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[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

((After four days of testimony and argument, a jury in Montgomery County circuit court found the former Virginia Tech quarterback not guilty of raping a female student last March.
But one viewer believed we were guilty of bad judgement.
"The graphic details reported in the Druckenmiller rape trial during the last several broadcasts were unnecessary, offensive and outrageous," he wrote. "These details were immaterial to the story...Such information is better left in the court record rather than beamed into the homes of thousands across the region. I am deeply disturbed at such signs that my hometown station continues to depart from its tradition of accurate and tasteful reporting for the latest tactics characterizing the Springerization of journalism."
Al Bedrosian's spanking of a child in a hospital emergency room brought these comments:
"We need to start rediscovering good old fashioned discipline in an attempt to save our future from anymore Columbine-like disasters. Scapegoating does not solve the problem. Simple discipline, not abuse, will solve the problem...Personally, if my infant's arms were being pulled on despite my admonition to stop that behavior, I would have corrected that child's behavior in the same manner as Mr. Bedrosian."
And there was praise for the piece on the tent revival in Botetourt County.
"I could not have been more pleased with the story that was aired. It was a fair, accurate and honest piece and I simply wanted to say thanks. May God bless you."
Send your letters to News-7 at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address: news@wdbj7.com.
There's also a moderated on-line forum, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, its the news we've all been waiting for-- the positive health effects of ice cream.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((IF YOU'RE ONE OF THE MANY AMERICANS WHO SUFFER FROM PERISITENT HEARTBURN, RESEARCHERS SUGGEST YOU FIND OUT WHAT'S BEHIND THAT PAIN IN YOUR CHEST, RATHER THAN SETTLE FOR A QUICK FIX LIKE AN OVER THE COUNTER ANTACID.
VT=VO

((vo)) A SURVEY OF TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE IN TODAY'S ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SAYS THAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHY THEY GET HEARTBURN. THE MOST COMMON CAUSES ARE CERTAIN FOODS,STRESS, SMOKING AND DRINKING. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT ONCE YOU FIND OUT THE CAUSES, YOU CAN ALTER YOUR LIFE STYLE WHICH WILL MAKE THE CONDITION LESS LIKELY TO FLARE UP.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW PROCEDURE MAY OFFER HOPE TO OLDER AMERICANS IN NEED OF A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. TYPICALLY PATIENTS OVER 50 WHO SUFFER FROM BLOOD DISEASES LIKE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA DON'T GET TRANSPLANTS BECAUSE IT'S TOO RISKY. BUT RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HAVE DEVISED A LESS INVASIVE METHOD THAT OLDER PATIENTS SEEM TO TOLERATE. IN A JUST COMPLETED TRIAL, FOUR OF THE FIVE PEOPLE WHO UNDERWENT THE NEW PROCEDURE ARE NOT ONLY SURVIVING ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS BUT THRIVING.
VT=VO

AND FINALLY, ICE CREAM MAY BE GOOD..BUT GOOD FOR YOU? SOME DIETCIANS SAY YES. THIS SUMMER TIME TREAT MAY CONTAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF FAT BUT IT ALSO SOME COMPOUNDS YOUR BODY NEEDS. FOR INSTANCE..ITS CHOCK FULL OF CALCIUM WHICH PROMOTES STRONG TEETH AND BONES. IT ALSO HAS HIGH AMOUNTS OF VITAMIN A WHICH IS GOOD FOR YOUR EYESIGHT.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS, I'M MIKE BRZEZINSKY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for boards)

[essc8700] [essc4561]

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

[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]


Police in California say a man charged with decapatating a woman last week in Yosemite National Park may also be responsible for killing three hikers last february.
37 year old Cary Stayner will be arraigned in Sacremento later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A weekend of peace love and music ended on a sour note. firefighters were called to woodstock 99 last night when scattere bonfires turned into blazing infernos.
Authorities say vandals then burned concert equipment and stole from vendors.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some Texas sized celebrating in Austin for hometown boy Lance Armstrong.
He rode into the history books yesterday as only the second American to win the Tour De France.
What makes his win even more amazing is that just three years ago, Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and given only a 50 percent chance of surviving.
But after several operations, chemotherapy, and a whole lot of perseverance he went on to beat the odds.
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[anchor=kimberly]


and that's what's making news on this Monday July 26.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-humphries]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


More than two decades after the car-bombing death of a Greenbrier County, West Virginia man, another person accused of conspiring to kill him goes on trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/September 1998;]


Carroll Eugene Humphries is accused of hiring a hitman to kill romantic rival Billy Ray Abshire.
Pre-trial publicity forced today's proceedings to be moved from Greenbrier County to Putnam County.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Abshire's wife-- Kitty-- also faces charges.
Gene Gaylor and Robert Vernon Brown have already been convicted for acting as the hitmen.

[2-S-Valleydale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-31 13:58]
[GRAPHIC=Valleydale]


After a month of negotiations, unionized workers at Valleydale have a new contract.
Workers ratified the agreement yesterday.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the new five]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :06]
[SUPER=01-Kris Hutchinson/Valleydale Worker; :14]
[SUPER=01-Marlene Dempster/Valleydale Worker; :45]
[SUPER=01-Donald Cash/Union Leader; :59]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News-7, Salem]


(( The new five year contract was supported by an overwhelming majority of the workers.
The local union represents about 200 Salem meat packers.
Many of the workers say they were very pleased with what the company had to offer.
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[SOT 00:12:10]
[IN Q=I think they did]

((KRIS HUTCHINSON/WORKER:I THINK THEY DID REAL GOOD. THEY CAME UP ON OUR INSURANCE. OUR INSURANCE IS EXCELLENT NOW. WE HAD CRAPPY INSURANCE. WE GET THE MONEY THAT WE WANTED )) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=wanted]


The new contract will increase wages by 35 cents the first year, 25 cents the third and fourth years, and 40 cents the fifth year.
And workers no longer have to pay a 250-deductible for health care coverage.
But Marlene Dempster voted against the contract.
She says the health benefits are better, but the pay increase isn't high enough..and the company's 401 K plan is useless.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:18:29]
[IN Q=What's the use]

((MARLENE DEMPSTER/WORKER: WHAT'S THE USE OF HAVING A 401 K IF THE COMPANY DOESN'T MATCH YOUR FUNDS)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=put in]


Union Representative Donald Cash says that although the pay increase is not as much as some would like, the company is spending a lot of money on health benefits.
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[SOT 00:16:31]
[IN Q=I don't want]

((DONALD CASH/UNION REPRESENTATIVE:I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO BE MISLED WITH THE WAGE INCREASE, BECAUSE THE SIGNIFICANT COST THE COMPANY IS GOING TO BE FACED WITH IS HEALTH CARE AND THAT GOES INTO AFFECT RIGHT NOW WHICH MEANS THE SAVINGS IS PASSED ONTO OUR MEMBERSHIP RIGHT AWAY)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=right now]


Many workers say they feel a renewed sense that the company truly cares about their concerns by providing them with quality benefits and fair wages.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Salem.))

[2-Power-Problems]


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


The current stretch of hot weather is casuing problems for electric companies.
Virginia Power expects near record demand today and an A-E-P press release says that company expects -quote- "a serious electric power problem" all week.
Both companies are asking customers to cut back on their power consumption.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
They suggest customers avoid using washing machines, dishwashers, and ranges.
Turn off unnecessary lights and use air conditioning only if necessary.
They also suggest either turning up the thermostat or just turning the air off.
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[Park-murders]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invetigation]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A 37 year old hotel handyman will be arrainged today in California in connection with the death of a woman who was found decpitated last week in Yosemite National Park.
Police say Cary Stayner may also be responsible for killing three hikers near the park in February.
April Cummings has the story.
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[SOT]

[4:03;20]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Maddox/FBI;]
[SUPER=01-April Cummings/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Yosemite National PArk]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=None]


In another twist to the story, Cary Stayner's brother was the victim of a notorious 19-72 kidnapping.
Steven Stayner was snatched off a street by a child molester and held captive for seven years.
He was reunited with his family in 1980, but later died in a motorcyle accident.

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Polly Hieser/Seven Springs Farm; :14]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lee Britton/Share Owner; 1:56]
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[Steve Live]

(I'll call for boards)
[essc#8700]
[essc#4561]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: organic farm))

[2-Woodstock]


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


Looting and fires have capped off Woodstock '99.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome, NY;]


About a quarter mile from the main stage .. vandals looted and burned venders trucks.
Others toppled light stands and speaker towers.
State troopers in riot gear were called in to restore order.
And by early today, police and firefighters had the situation stabilized.
But not before the scene replaced the visions of peace and love many of the more than 225-thousand concert-goers had been looking for.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=webwatch]
[GRAPHIC=webwatch]


Woodstock 99 was a little calmer on the web...
And people world-wide are saying goodbye to John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife and sister-in-law online.
Eric Earnhart has more in this week's WebWatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Many Mourners chose]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=ee, news-7.]

(([intro] [RUNS :05]
Many mourners chose to express their grief and condolences to the families involved through websites, such as JFKjrmemorialonline.com. You can attach a message to a virtual flower on a memorial wall... or post your thoughts on the forum.
The site also tells you how to send condolences to the victims families directly.
If there's a movie you REALLY love, why not take a piece of it home with you? Major studios are setting up their own on-line auction site and are bolstering the bottom line by selling off movie props.
Newline Cinema is selling Mini-Me's grand piano from the latest Austin Powers movie... the price is up to 4 thousand.
And over at Universal, the sword of Xena, Warrior Princess could be hanging over YOUR mantle... starting bid... 2 thousand bucks..
There was plenty of peace and love streaming across the internet over the weekend.
[natsot]

[RUNS :05]
Woodstock online offered a glimps of the performers, people and parties that makes the festival unique.
After it's all over, you can still check out the photo gallery...
There are also video archives of memorable events, like the Dave Matthews Band performance, and the traditional woodstock mudfight.
For links to these sites, click on Webwatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ=7.dot.com.))


[3-Sports]


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


In sports, after a fight with cancer, he came back to win the Tour de France.
Roy Stanley has more on Lance Armstrong's amazing truimph.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A-E-P and Virginia Power are asking customers to cut back this week as temperatures remain high.
Virginia Power expects near record demand today and an A-E-P press release says THAT company expects -quote- "a serious electric power problem" all week.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Carroll Eugene Humphries goes on trial today for the 1976 murder of a romantic rival.
Humphries is accused of hiring a hitman to kill Billy Ray Abshire.
Pre-trial publicity forced the case to be moved from Greenbrier County, West Virginia, to Putnam County.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After a month of negotiation, unionized employees at Valleydale have a new contract.
The new contract will increase wages by 35 cents the first year, 25 cents the third and fourth years, and 40 cents the fifth year.
And workers no longer have to pay a 250-deductible for health care coverage.
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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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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]