[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke police look for leads after the body of a newborn is found in a box at local cemetery.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And NASA confirms a hydrogen leak on Columbia following a rare night time touchdown.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's a rather stagnant weather pattern, with unseasonably hot temperatures to continue...Expect more sunshine today along with a few stray thunderstorms.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Baby-Found]


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


A Roanoke neighborhood is in shock - after residents found a dead newborn in a box.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The baby was found yesterday at Saint Andrews Cemetery off of Salem Turnpike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT. SPOKESPERSON: SOME CITIZENS WERE IN THE AREA THEY NONCHALENLY KICKED THE BOX AND A BABY FELL OUT OF THE BOX.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokesperson; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=fell out of the box.]
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[VO-NAT]


According to officials the baby appeared to be just minutes old and still had the umbilical cord attached.
The medical examiner today will try to determine the cause of death.
Detectives are hoping someone comes forward with information about what happened.
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[E-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-20]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


A Roanoke drug sting is continuing.
Operation Street Sweeper has now taken 50 suspected drug dealers and buyers off the streets.
The operation began nearly 3 weeks ago.
Police say it's making a difference.
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[SOT 2:29:34]
[IN Q=We've]

((LEUT. R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: WE'VE SEEN A CONSIDERABLE SLOW DOWN OF THE OUT RIGHT DRUG DEALING ON THE STREET AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE TARGETED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. R. A. Bower/Roanoke City Police]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=were targeted]
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Bower says the department served a total of 71 indictments so far.
Officers have confiscated crack cocaine, marijuana, and weapons.

[Switzerland-floods]


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


A cayoning trip turns deadly in Switzerland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boenigen, Switzerland;]

[4:09;19]
At least 18 people drowned when a flash flood turned a mountain stream into a a tree-ripping torrent.
Authorities in Switzerland say the victims include tourists from the U-S, Britain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The accident near the central Alpine resort of Interlaken (IN'-tur-lah-kihn) is believed to be the worst ever in the sport of canyoning.
In addition to the dead at least six others were injured.
The accident was discovered by a jogger who saw bodies floating into a lake near Interlaken (IN'-tur-lah-kihn).
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[columbia]


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


A picture perfect..and rare night time touchdown at Kennedy Space Center for the Space Shuttle Columbia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

[4:21:53]
It's only the 12th time the craft landed under darkened skies.
Behind the wheel was airforce colonel Eileen Collins.
She made history becoming the first woman ever to command a shuttle flight.
The highlight of the five day trip was the deployment of the world's largest x-ray telescope.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((EILEEN COLLINS/SHUTTLE COLUMBIA MISSION COMMANDER SOT: "WE REALLY ENJOYED DEPLOYING THE CHANDRA"))
[SUPER=01-Eileen Collins/Shuttle Commander;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=x-ray observatory off.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, video of the just-returned shuttle confirms that some of its hydrogen fuel leaked during liftoff.
That could explain why Columbia ended up in a slightly lower orbit than was planned for the mission.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Carolina Panthers have a new, fresh quarterback from Denver.
Mike Stevens has the details on the young addition.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=a little bit]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
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[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Grayson Co.]
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(Steve will call for boards)

[CAMPIN WITH STEVE ADDRESS] [WDBJ WEBSITE]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[S-Tobacco-Auctioneer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:39:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farms]


The Southside debate over hog farms is now spilling over into the tobacco market.
It pits residents' concerns about hog waste and odor against farmers' worries about their economic future without the option of hog farms.
Marya Jones reports on a Halifax County auctioneer who talked himself into the middle of the controversy... and paid for it with the job he loved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When Bob Cage auctions tobacco,]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :26]
[SUPER=01-Bob Cage/Tobacco Auctioneer; :43]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Halifax County.]

(( When Bob Cage auctions tobacco, it's usually music to farmers' ears and money in their pockets.
[QUICK NATSOT: BOB CAGE AUCTIONEERING]
((QUICK NATSOT: BOB CAGE AUCTIONEERING))

[RUNS:02]
Cage is a national auctioneering champion who's been a fixture in the Southside tobacco market for four decades.
[SOT 1:02:00 - :02]

((BOB CAGE/TOBACCO AUCTIONEER: I LOVE SELLING TOBACCO AS MUCH AS I EVER DID.)) [RUNS:02]
But he won't be selling tobacco this year.
That's because Cage spoke out against hog farm operations and angered some local tobacco farmers.
[SOT 41:07 - :14]

((STEVE WOLTZ/HALIFAX CO. TOBACCO FARMER: SOME PEOPLE HAD SAID THEY WERE MOVING THEIR TOBACCO SOMEWHERE ELSE BESIDES SOUTH BOSTON IF HE KEPT TALKING.)) [RUNS:07]
[SOT 1:03:22 - :25]

((BOB CAGE: IT'S HURTFUL.)) [RUNS:03]
Cage says he decided to step down after the two warehouses he worked for got calls from farmers threatening to take their tobacco elsewhere.
[SOT 59:30 - :37]

((BOB CAGE: IF I'M SELLING TOBACCO FOR A GUY WHO DOESN'T WANT ME TO SELL IT FOR HIM BECAUSE OF MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, THEN I DON'T FEEL GOOD ABOUT THAT.)) [RUNS:07]
Owners from Victory Warehouse and Planter's Warehouse confirmed getting those calls from farmers, but refused to go on camera, saying they were afraid of being drawn into the argument.
[SOT 36:55 - :37:06]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: IT'S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW THE HOG FARM DEBATE HAS DIVIDED THIS COMMUNITY. TOBACCO FARMERS CONCERNED THAT THEY'RE LOSING A FUTURE WAY TO MAKE A LIVING. AND THEIR NEIGHBORS CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUALITY OF LIFE.)) [RUNS:11] [VERY QUICK NATSOUND WOLTZ HAMMERING 48:40]
((QUICK NATSOT: STEVE WOLTZ HAMMERING))

[RUNS:01]
Steve Woltz sells his tobacco at Victory Warehouse. And though he says he wouldn't have boycotted Victory because of Bob Cage, he understands why some farmers would.
[SOT 40:42 - :45]

((STEVE WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: HE NEEDED TO REMEMBER THAT HE MADE HIS LIVING OFF OF THE FARMER.)) [RUNS:03]
Bob Cage says he's a friend to farmers and a small tobacco farmer himself.
He hopes that when the Board of Supervisors passes new hog farm regulations, the controversy ...and the bad feelings... will also pass.
And he can go back to doing a job he loves.
Marya Jones, News 7, Halifax County. ))

[E-Armstrong]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-21 TC1:12:24]
[GRAPHIC=Lance Armstrong]


Lance Armstrong came back from winning the battle against testicular cancer to a victory in the Tour de France this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


A local cancer specialist says Armstrong's victory provides hope for others battling cancer.
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[SOT ub 07 53 27]
[IN Q=Lance Armstrong's]

((DR. LOWELL INHORN/MEDICAL ONCOLOGY: LANCE ARMSTRONG'S EXAMPLE, NOT ONLY SURVIVING CANCER, BUT ALSO HAVING RISEN ABOVE HIS PREVIOUS LEVEL OF EXISTENCE BOTH IN TERMS OF HIS ATHLETIC SUCCESS AND OTHER THINGS HE'S DONE IS REALLY AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Lowell Inhorn;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=inspirational story.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctor Inhorn is also an avid cyclist who has a jersey autographed by Armstrong.
That's not the only connection -- Doctor Inhorn trained under the world famous doctor who treated Armstrong's cancer three years ago.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new flu drug is getting mixed reviews.
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=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((YOU WILL SOON HAVE A NEW OPTION FOR TREATING THE FLU....BUT IT'S ONE NOT ALL MEDICAL EXPERTS APPROVE OF. THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW DRUG IS CALLED RELENZA. IT'S MANUFACTURER CLAIMS THAT WHEN INHALED, RELENZA INHIBITS THE FLU VIRUS FROM SPREADING TO THE LUNGS AND THEREFORE REDUCES THE DURATION OF FLU SYMPTOMS. THE U-S FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED THE MEDICATION AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION OF AN ADVISORY PANEL..WHICH CONCLUDED THAT RELENZA PRODUCED LITTLE OR NO BENEFITS. VT-VO ONE DRUG THAT IS GETTING A UNANIMOUS THUMBS UP FROM A FEDERAL ADVISORY PANEL IS RAPAMUNE. RESEARCHERS SAY IT COULD HELP PREVENT THE REJECTION OF TRANSPLANTED KIDNEYS WITHOUT THE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS COMMON WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS. IF GIVEN THE FINAL OKAY BY THE FULL F-D-A, DRUG INDUSTRY ANALYSTS PREDICT THAT RAPAMUNE WILL CAPTURE A SIGNIFICANT SHARE OF THE TWO BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR TRANSPLANT MARKET. VT-VO AND THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY THAT OLDER HEART ATTACK PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO ANGIOPLASTY WILL SURVIVE LONGER THAN THOSE WHO TAKE DRUGS. A STUDY, IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SURVEYED MORE THAN TWENTY THOUSAND MEDICARE RECIPIENTS. AND IT CONCLUDED THAT THE ANGIOPLASTY PATIENTS HAD A TWENTY-SEVEN PERECENT LOWER RISK OF DEATH AFTER ONE MONTH THAN PATIENTS TREATED WITH CLOT -DISSOLVING DRUGS. AND THAT'S TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Grayson Co.]
(Steve will call for Boards)

[ENCAMPMENT BOARD] [GRAYSON HIGHLANDS BOARD]
[Steve Live]

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

((Archive:))[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]


Roanoke authorities are searching for information after the body of a baby was found yesterday at a local cemetary.


The baby had been placed in a box and was just minutes old.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Some unsolved murder cases in California are being reopened in the wake of Cary Stayner's confession to four murders in and around Yosemite National Park.
The cases include the slaying of a woman whose headless body was found five years ago in Calaveras County, California.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now that the space shuttle is back on the ground, NASA has confirmed that hydrogen was leaking from one of its engines during liftoff.
Commander Eileen Collins landed the shuttle last night at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, becoming the first woman ever to do so.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday July 28.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[E-Infant-Grave]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#99-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[******ANCHOR TAG****]
Roanoke Authoritie are searching for leads this morning in the case of a dead baby.
The tiny body was found in a box at Saint Andrews Cemetery.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Rodney Goins; :18]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokesperson; :30]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tim Jones/Roanoke City Police; :46]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Delp/Resident; :58]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke]

((Roanoke city police were called to Saint Andrews Cemetery in Roanoke for a scene that's not typical. A newborn baby - just minutes old - was found dead in a box. Rodney Goins was one of two people who found the box while walking through the graveyard.
[SOT38:00]
[INQ=I'd just]

((RODNEY GOINS/FOUND BOX: I'D JUST SEEN IT LAYING THERE THE BAG WAS STICKING OUT OF THE DIRT AND WE JUST STARTED TAKING IT OUT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A DEAD CAT OR SOMETHING.))
[OUTQ=or something.]

[RUNS:] But that was not the case. According to officials the baby still had the umbilical cord attached.
[SOT 14:58]
[INQ=]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE P.R.: WE THINK THE BABY WAS EITHER DELIVERED HERE OR BROUGHT HERE IN THE BOX.)) Once the body was taken to the medical examiners office, detectives searched the area for clues to what might have happened. So far no one has come forward.
[SOT 4:04]
[INQ=]

((LEUT. TIM JONES/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT: EVEN NOW IT'S NOT TO LATE FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW SOMETHING TO COME FORWARD AND SAY WE'RE RESPONSIBLE AND HERES WHAT HAPPENED.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:] But the discovery of the newborn has left this neighborhood shocked.
[SOT 3:24]
[INQ=]

((TOMMY DELP/RESIDENT: IT'S JUST A HUMAN WHO DOESN'T DESERVE TO BE BURIED LIKE THAT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:] Roanoke city police will continue their investigation and hope the mother of the child will come forward.))
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[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[SS=None]


The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy sometime today to find out how the baby died.
They believe the baby was 4 to 6 months old in the mothers womb.

[E-Lynchburg-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:27:33]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Ten suspects arrested in a weekend drug bust in Lynchburg appeared in court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A federal magistrate ordered most of them held without bond.
But Stacey Lamont Hamlett, the alleged leader of the gang, was granted a 65 thousand dollar bond, because he has practically no criminal history, and strong family ties to the area.
Prosecutors say Hamlett and his co-defendants brought as much as 300 kilos of cocaine to the Lynchburg area over 5 years.
They believe, with most of the gang off the street, Hamlett will NOT be a danger to the community.
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[stayner]


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


Authorities in California are reopening some unsolved murder cases after a man confessed to four killings around Yosemite National Park.
Among the cases is the slaying of a woman whose headless body was found five years ago in Calaveras County, near Yosemite.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:07:34]
In an off-camera interview with a San Jose T-V station Cary Stayner reportedly said he had fantasized about killing women since he was a young boy.
Psychologists say if that is true, he may have been responsible for other crimes.
Meanwhile, investigators say they have independently verified evidence supporting Stayner's confessions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( RICK SMITH, RETIRED FBI AGENT: "IT WAS AN ONGOING CURRENT CONTEMPORARY INVESTIGATION THAT WAS GOING TO COME TO A CONCLUSION AT SOME POINT, UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS ANOTHER MURDER IN THE MIDDLE OF IT."))
[SUPER=01-Rick Smith/Retired FBI Agent;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=in the middle of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Stayner has been charged with last week's beheading of Joie (JOH'-ee) Ruth Armstrong.
Authorities say they're building a case to charge Stayner with the February murders of Carole Sund, her daughter Juli Sund and family friend Silvina Pelosso.
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[shuttle-mission]


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


Video of the just-returned space shuttle ``Columbia'' confirms that some of its hydrogen fuel leaked during liftoff.
That could explain why Columbia ended up in a slightly lower orbit than was planned for the mission.
The shuttle is back at the Kennedy Space Center, after the nation's first female space commander guided it to rare night landing.
Peter King has more on this historic flight.
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[SOT]

[4:21:53]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/Space Consultant; :14]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Collins/Shuttle Commander; :53]
[SUPER=01-Peter King/Reporting; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=Peter King, cbs news.]

((LOCATOR: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER TRACK ONE (NATS OF LANDING) A PICTURE PERFECT LANDING FOR SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA AT FLORIDA'S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER. IT'S ONLY THE 12TH TIME A SHUTTLE HAS LANDED IN THE DARK OF NIGHT..... WHICH IS NO EASY TASK.
BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT SOT:"ITS TOUGHER TO LAND AT NIGHT"

TRACK 2 GLIDING THE SHUTTLE BACK TO EARTH WAS AIR FORCE COLONEL EILEEN COLLINS. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO COMMAND A U-S SPACE CRAFT. TRACK 3 GETTING COLUMBIA INTO THE SKY PROVED TO BE A PROBLEM. FRIDAY'S LAUNCH CAME AFTER TWO DELAYS... AND WAS PLAGUED BY A POSSIBLE HYDROGEN LEAK. TRACK 4 THE MISSION'S HIGHLIGHT CAME WHEN THE CREW DEPLOYED THE ONE POINT SIX BILLION DOLLAR CHANDRA X-RAY TELESCOPE....THE MOST POWERFUL OF IT'S KIND. IT'S A MOMENT COLLINS AND HER CREW WILL NEVER FORGET.
EILEEN COLLINS/SHUTTLE COLUMBIA MISSION COMMANDER SOT: "WE REALLY ENJOYED DEPLOYING THE CHANDRA"

TRACK 4 THE FIVE DAY MISSION MAY HAVE BEEN THE SHORTEST IN NINE YEARS..BUT WHAT IT LACKED IN LENGTH MANY SAY WAS MADE UP IN COLLIN'S HISTORIC FEAT. AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER PETER KING CBS NEWS.))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
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[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Grayson Co.]
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(Steve will call for MAP)

[GRAYSON HIGHLANDS MAP]
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[SUPER=01-Sam Sweeney/Chief Ranger; :31]
[SUPER=01-Roald Kirby/Park Ranger; 2:14]
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[Steve Live]
[SUPER=11-Grayson Co.]
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[Civil Wave Encampment] [Grayson Highlands Board]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[E-Water-Cost]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-17 2:02:59]
[GRAPHIC=Water Cost]


It's going to cost millions of dollars for Roanoke to pay its way through this water crisis.
And people who use city water will likely get stuck with the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For weeks, Roanoke residents have been asked to cut water consumption.
Those who don't ... will most likely have to pay higher water rates in September, when Carvins Cove is expected to fall 30 feet below full pond.
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[SOT 15:22:42]
[IN Q=i guess]

((BRENT CLINEVELL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I GUESS IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE, OF COURSE.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Clinevell/Roanoke Resident]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=bit more, of course.]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now the city has 4 million dollars in its water fund.
That money covers the price of the drought AND regular water maintenance costs.
The city's spending nine thousand dollars a day on the water crisis....
At that rate, the fund could lose 25-percent by October.
City officials say the best way to refill the fund is by hiking water rates even more.
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[E-L'burg-AEP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 19:34]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


American Electric Power officials in Lynchburg say temporary blackouts could be in store if record-breaking hot weather returns later this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Central Virginia experienced a near shortage of power Monday as consumption across the country outpaced available energy.
A-E-P says its larger customers helped avert a crisis by reducing their consumption about three percent.
If demand rises again, A-E-P says it could be forced to use 15- minute rotating blackouts to conserve energy.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Mark McGwire is at it again.
Here's Mike Stevens with McGwire's lastest title.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Redskin]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=redskins camp]



[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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


An autopsy will be performed today on the body of a baby found in a box last night.
The baby was found at Saint Andrews Cemetery off of Salem Turnpike in Roanoke.
According to officials the baby appeared to be just minutes old and still had the umbilical cord attached.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's going to cost millions of dollars for Roanoke to pay its way through this water crisis.
And people who use city water will likely get stuck with the bill.
Those who don't curb consumption... will most likely have to pay higher water rates in September, when Carvins Cove is expected to fall 30 feet below full pond.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A-E-P officials in Lynchburg say temporary blackouts could be in store if record-breaking hot weather returns to the eastern half of the nation later this week.
Larger customers helped avert a crisis Monday by reducing their consumption about three percent.
If demand rises again, A-E-P says it could be forced to use 15- minute rotating blackouts to conserve energy.
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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)

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