[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Bedford County authorities put a marijuana operation out of business.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a deadly case of animal neglect in Salem.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Thunderstorms blew through the region yesterday evening bringing as much as an inch or so of rain in spots.
We have a possibility of more of the same today...otherwise expect temperatures once again arond 90.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-28 TC30:29]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Bedford County deputies broke up a marijuana growing operation late last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Deputies say they found 30 to 60 plants as well as growing lamps and other equipment in the basement of a house on Irene Drive in the Stewartsville area.
William Webber Junior is charged with manufacturing narcotics.
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[SOT 19:11:35]
[IN Q=this is the]
[SUPER=07-Lt. Kent Robey;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=virginia state police.]
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[VO-NAT]


Webber could face as many as thirty years in prison if convicted.
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[Dead-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-24 1:04:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fifty neglected cats were removed from a home on Apperson Drive in Salem after years of complaints by neighbors.


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


When the animal control went into the home on Saturday they found 50 cats living with deadly skin and heart conditions.
23 dead cats were found in the freezer, where they had been placed until the owner could dispose of them.
Two other cats were found dead under the couch.
Philip Shepherd lives next door and says he wasn't surprised to hear about the neglect.
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[SOT 15:08:52]
[INQ=]

((PHILIP SHEPHERD/NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR: IT'S LIKE A JUNGLE IN THE BACK YARD A REAL FOUL ODOR COMING FROM OVER THERE IT'S A REAL PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Shepherd/Neighbor]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUTQ=problem over there]
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[VO-NAT]


The Building Inspector's office has declared the house uninhabitable.
The two people living there could face charges of animal neglect.
All the animals taken from the home have been put to sleep because of their condition.
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[E-Infant-death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:39:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials say the newborn discovered Tuesday night on the grounds of a Roanoke cemetery was still born.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday Night]


The medical examiner says the fetus weighed less than two pounds and was probably not viable.
Doctor William Masello estimates the baby boy was delivered as much as three months prematurely.
A teenager discovered the tiny remains in a box.
The medical examiner adds the body of the baby was discovered some 24 hours after it was delivered.
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[E-Fire-Danger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:41:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As drought conditions worsen, forest fires become a bigger threat for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
There have been more acres burned in this summer's 47 fires than all of last year--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co./July 10]

[File: 99-16 1:51:49] according to Virginia Department of Forestry fire chief.
Almost half of these are started by lightning--which isn't a problem when conditions are moist.
The dry brush makes fires harder to contain--taking more time and firefighters.
Fire officials say this summer could be just the beginning.
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[SOT 01:04:10]
[IN Q= and the]

((DAVID OLSEN/ FIRE INFORMATION OFFICER: AND THE LONG-RANGE PROJECTIONS ARE THAT WE'LL HAVE A DRY FALL. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMING FALL SEASON AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE GONNA ASK FOLKS TO BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL OF IS JUST STAYING TUNED IN ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE DRY CONDITIONS IN THE FOREST.))
[SUPER=01-David Olsen/Fire Information Officer]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=forest]
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[VO-NAT]


Olsen is urging people to use caution when smoking or lighting a fire in the forest.
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[Taxes]


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


Senate Republicans in Washington are pushing ahead with their massive tax cutting package.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]

[3:52:56]
Yesterday, the G-O-P controlled Senate voted against a more modest democratic proposal.
Democrats claim their package would leave enough money to safe guard Social Security and medicare.
The vote comes as federal reserve chairman Alan Greenspan renewed his warning against such a large tax cut.
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[SOT]

[3:53;21-27]
[IN Q=PROBABLY WOULD]
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=IMMEDIATELY]
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[VO-NAT]


The White House voiced its displeasure too, saying the President will veto the Republican plan.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, today is the final round of the Ronaoke Valley Women's golf tournment.
Roy Stanley has the standings and other local sports news.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=on mornin']



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-4]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Gina Proia/Saturn;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1994; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Saturn))

[S-Preston-Trucking]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:16;27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A massive debt has forced a company with operations in Southwest Virginia to go out of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Preston Trucking told employees this week that the company has stopped its freight operations.
Preston says it picked up more debt than it could pay back.
The company employs about 60 people in Roanoke and 20 in Wytheville.
Nationwide, more than 5-thousand are getting laid off.
But the strong U-S economy and a competitive trucking industry mean good truck drivers are in demand.
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[E-AMA-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:28:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While the Senate is debating a GOP tax cut that critics say will jeopordize Medicare-- the House is dealing with another health measure.
The bill that effects nearly one-third of Virginians insured by managed care plans could help doctors better deal with H-M-Os.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Medical Society of Virginia Associate Director Geoff Harter says many doctors resent being told by insurance companies how to treat patients -- and he says it's time to do something about it.
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[SOT ub 08 10 07]
[IN Q=I think physicans]

((DR. GEOFF HARTER/MSV DIRECTOR: I THINK PHYSICIANS ARE ACUTELY AWARE OF THE PROBLEM OF HEALTH CARE COSTS AND WE ARE WORKING TO TRY AND MINIMIZE THOSE COSTS, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR QUALITY PATIENT CARE RATHER THAN DECISIONS BY INSURANCE COMPANIES REGARDING THE CORPORATE BOTTOM LINE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Geoff Harter/MSV Director; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=bottom line]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Doctor Harter says the bill probably won't be voted on until next year.

[5-MCV]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=598-37 1:56:24]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Health check]


They're helping deliver babies, holding human brains, and counseling the families of dying patients.
We're not talking about physicans but high school students.
Ellen Qualls reports on this summer's Governor's School for Medicine, in Richmond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot beeping]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Powell/Martinsville High School; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Sunny Kishore/Radford High School; :40 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :59 ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Carlos Williams/Medical College of Virginia; 1:07 ]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
(([nat sot 12:05:37]

[runs:02]
The anesthesiologist is a high school student.
But it's okay.
The patient's affectionately known as "Rubber Man."
And the Governor's School for Medicine student works for the rescue squad in Martinsville.
[sot 11:59:47]

((JEFF POWELL/MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: I'M USED TO TOUCHING... RATHER THAN DO THE HANDS-ON.)) [runs:12]
Hands-on would be more difficult for Powell now... since he fractured his arm in a Governor's School football game.
But that was a learning experience too.
[sot 12:01:00 ]

((JEFF POWELL/MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: IT'S WILD ... PATIENT EXPERIENCE.)) [runs:09 ]

[sot 11:20:55 ]

((SUNNY KISHORE/RADFORD HIGH SCHOL: EVERY FRIDAY THERE'S A BRAIN CUTTING.... AND THEY'RE LIKE SURE.)) [runs:20 ]
Radford High student Sunny Kishore's in the neurology program for his six weeks at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
[sot 11:37:36 ]

((DR. CARLOS WILLIAMS/MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA: THE LIFE EXPERIENCE HE GETS FROM THE SIX ... DON'T THINK HE WILL EVER GET THAT IN FOUR YEARS IN HIGH SCHOOL.)) [runs:10]
Kishore saw a kidney transplant this morning... and helped deliver a baby recently.
[sot 11:25:39]

((SUNNY KISHORE/RADFORD HIGH SCHOL: I SPENT AN HOUR...HAND ON THE BABY'S HEAD.)) [runs:13]
Only 30 students from around the state get to do this every summer.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a discovery about cancer cells could help fight the disease.
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=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((SCIENTISTS HOPE A BREAKTHROUGH IN THEIR CANCER RESEARCH WILL HELP OTHERS TAKE A STEP TOWARDS A CURE FOR THE DREADED DISEASE. RESEARCHERS FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SAID THEY'VE UNLOCKED THE SECRET OF HOW HEALTHY HUMAN CELLS BECOME CANCEROUS.THEY CLAIM THEY TURNED A HEALTHY CELL INTO A CANCEROUS ONE AND DISCOVERED THAT A NORMAL CELL GOES THROUGH FOUR STAGES BEFORE BECOMING TUMOROUS. SCIENTISTS HOPE TO REBUILD ONE OF THESE STEPS WHICH WOULD THEN HELP THEM STOP THE EVOLUTION OF THE CANCEROUS CELLS.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT A CLOT FIGHTING DRUG TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ANGIOPLASTY GREATLY REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND DEATH. TYPICALLY DOCTORS REOPEN A PERSONS NARROWED HEART ARTERY WITH A BALLON AND KEEP IT OPEN WITH A DEVICE KNOWN AS A STENT. BUT THE STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THAT ADDING THE DRUG REOPRO TO THIS PRESCRIPTION CAN CUT THE RATE OF DEATH OR HEART ATTACKS BY AS MUCH AS HALF.
VT=VO

((vo)) IT'S ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN THAT A BRISK WALK IS GOOD FOR THE BODY. BUT NOW RESEARCHERS SAY IT MAY ALSO BE GOOD FOR THE BRAIN. A STUDY IN LATEST JOURNAL "NATURE" SUGGESTS THAT IF OLDER PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP THEIR SENSES SHARP THEY SHOULD TAKE A STROLL. THE SURVEY OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED SENIORS FOUND THAT THOSE WHO TAKE PART IN AEROBIC EXERCISE LIKE WALKING HAVE AN EASIER TIME REMEBERING DATES AND ARE LESS LIKELY TO MISS APPOINTMENTS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-4]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday; :00]
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive: Saturn)) [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]


Bedford County authorities put a Marijuana operation out of business.
Late last night deputies seized dozens of plants as well as equipment used to help grow it from a house in the Stewartsville area.
One arrest was made.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It's a heart wrenching tale of animal neglect in Salem.
Some 50 cats were taken from a home suffering from skin diseases and heart problems.
Some 25 cats were found dead under furniture and in a freezer.
The animals rescued from the home had to be put down because their conditions were too grave.
The two people living in the house could face charges of animal neglect.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Republicans are pushing on with their massive tax-cutting package.
The G-O-P controlled Senate has rejected a Democratic call for scaled-down tax cuts.
Republicans are pushing a 792 billion dollar measure toward passage despite a fresh word of caution from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan and a veto threat from the White House.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday July 29.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-28 TC30:29]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


A Bedford county marijuana growing operation was broken up by sheriff's deputies last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Deputies say they found 30 to 60 plants as well as growing lamps and other equipment in the basement of a house on Irene Drive in the Stewartsville area.
William Webber Junior is charged with manufacturing narcotics.
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[SOT 19:11:35]
[IN Q=this is the]
[SUPER=07-Lt. Kent Robey;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=virginia state police.]
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[VO-NAT]


Webber could face as many as thirty years in prison if convicted.
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[E-Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-32 17:31]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosioa]


Al Bedrosian will be tried on an assault charge in September.
But he says's the jury's still out on whether spanking a child in a waiting room will hurt his campaign for the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Bedrosian says the response he's getting is overwhelmingly positive.
He was in court for an arraignment yesterday morning, and plans to enter a NOT guilty plea.
He says he was protecting his infant daughter, when he grabbed and spanked a child who was running past him.
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[SOT 02:37:31]
[IN Q=you have to have]

((AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; IT CONTROLLED THE SITUATION FOR ABOUT THE NEXT 30 SECONDS OR 45 SECONDS AND THAT'S WHAT WAS REQUIRED AND THEN THE KID WENT ON DOING WHAT HE NORMALLY DID, THAT'S OUR PLEA, BASICALLY, AS THEY FINALIZE SOMETHING. IN CASES LIKE THIS YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME KIND OF AN INTENT TO WANT TO HURT SOMEBODY AND THAT DEFINITELY WAS NOT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Defendant;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=was not there]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/July 11]


The child's mother, Melissa Campbell, says her son was NOT a threat to the infant and that Bedrosian overracted.
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[E-SOL-Results]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-27 TC31:43]
[GRAPHIC=SOL]


An improving report card for Virginia schools: The scores are higher statewide on all 27 Standards of Learning tests this year.
But many are still far from the 70-percent passing rate schools will eventually need to be accredited by the state.

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[VO-NAT]


State officials are highlighting the biggest improvements.
In fifth grade English writing test, 65-percent passed last year and 81-percent passed this year.
In high school, Algebra One scores are up-- only 40-percent passed last year, 56-percent passed this year.
Only 31-percent passed the Algebra Two test last year.
51-percent did this year.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS= HOLD]


The passing rates and potential accreditation results for individual schools will NOT be available until mid- to late-August.
These scores are averages of all schools statewide for each test.


[E-Cantaloupe-festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-40 TC01:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands of people gathered last night in Halifax County for an annual tradition... the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival.
And, as Marya Jones reports, the cantaloupe is only one of the main attractions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They came by the thousands...]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Charles Simpson; :08]
[SUPER=07-John Massingill; :25]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :28]
[SUPER=01-George Allen/(R) Senate Candidate; 46]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Pool/Chamber of Commerce; 1:06 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]


(( They came by the thousands... to cut loose... [QUICK NAT SOUND DANCING] ((QUICK NAT SOUND: DANCE FLOOR)) [RUNS:01]
And celebrate the cantaloupe.
[SOT 1:08:12 - :15]

((CHARLES SIMPSON: IT'S WONDERFUL. ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS I'VE BEEN COMING TO IT.)) [RUNS:04]
Six Halifax county farmers donated more than 700 cantaloupes for the festival.
They were served by the slice,
Occasionally with salt,
And topped off the Halifax County way...with vanilla ice cream.
[SOT 1:11:02 - :10]

((JOHN MASSINGILL: (TAKES A BITE) I THINK I'LL HAVE THIS MORE OFTEN. I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER HAD CANTALOUPE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM AT THE SAME TIME BEFORE.)) [RUNS:08] [STAND UP 1:19:15 - :22] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: AND IF THERE'S ONE OTHER THING THAT GOES WITH CANTALOUPES, IT'S CAMPAIGNING. THERE WERE PLENTY OF POLITICIANS ON HAND TO PROVE IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[NAT SOT GEORGE ALLEN 1:05:13]
((NAT SOT: HEY, GOOD TO SEE YOU, NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.))

[RUNS:02]
Former Governor George Allen, campaigning for the Senate in 2000, worked the crowd and recalled an earlier Cantaloupe Festival.
[SOT 56:22 - :33]

((GEORGE ALLEN: ACTUALLY, WHEN I WAS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AND CAME HERE, I WAS MEETING PEOPLE AND FINALLY HAD THE CHANCE TO COME HERE AND THEY SAID, "IT'S ALL GONE." SO, ONE OF MY MISSIONS HERE IS TO ACTUALLY GET SOME CANTALOUPE. )) [RUNS:11]
Mission accomplished.
But most people say the festival is more than an opportunity to eat cantaloupe.
[SOT 1:14:15 - :17]

((JOHN LEE: I JUST LIKE A GOOD, OLD FUN TIME.)) [RUNS:02]
[SOT 1:16:10 - :16]

((NANCY POOL/HALIFAX COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE JUST LIKE TO BRING PEOPLE IN TO SEE WHAT A GREAT PLACE HALIFAX COUNTY IS AND WE USE THIS OPPORTUNITY.)) [RUNS:06]
[SOT 1:11:52 - 1:12:59]

((JOHN MASSINGILL: EVEN THOUGH, WE LIVE IN SUCH A SMALL RURAL AREA, THERE'S PEOPLE THAT YOU JUST TRAVEL IN YOUR OWN CIRCLES AND DON'T SEE PEOPLE UNTIL YOU COME TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. )) [RUNS:07]
It's the 19th year of a tradition that combines cantaloupe and camaraderie in Halifax County. Marya Jones, News 7.))

[2-Taxes]


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


On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans have crushed a Democratic plan to cut federal taxes by 290 BILLION dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]

[3:52:56]
Their own 790 Billion dollar tax cut bill is expected to pass tomorrow, even though President Clinton says he'll veto it.
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[3:54:01-10]
[IN=ALL I CAN]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=SEE WHAT HAPPENS]
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[VO-NAT]


Democrats claimed their more modest proposal would leave enough money to safe guard Social Security and medicare.

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[3:54;19-28]
[IN=I THINK WHAT]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Breaux/(D) Louisana;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT=would like us to do something.]
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[VO-NAT]


The vote comes as Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan renewed his warning against such a large tax cut.
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[Three-Steve]


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


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Saturn))

[Old-crash]


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


More than fifty years after a plane crashed in the Alaskan wilderness, the wreckage is finally found.
Ed Crane has the incredible story of two men who made it their mission to find the missing plane.
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[SOT]

[4:47;51]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Wrangell Mtns., Alaska;]
[SUPER=01-Marc Millican/Discovered Plane;]
[SUPER=01-Ben Hollman/Eyewitness;]
[SUPER=01-Kevin McGregor/Discovered Plane;]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News.]

(((Pics of wreckage) LOCATOR: Wrangell Mountains, Alaska Track 1 This is all that's left of a chartered Northwest Airlines Flight. It crashed into a peak in Alaska's remote Wrangell Mountains on March 12th 1948. Pilots turned amateur sleuths Marc Millican and Kevin McGregor, made the grim discovery.

Marc Millican/Discovered Plane (SOT: "This has been a ten year search")

Track2 On board the plane were 24 merchant marines on their way to New York from Shanghai. They and the six crew members all perished. The plane slammed into the peak of Mount Sanford before sliding more than 3 thousand feet.. One area resident still remembers that fateful day. Ben Hollman/Eyewitness (Sot: we watched it fly into the mountain and saw the pieces) Track 3 The crash site under ice and inaccessible for decades may never have been discovered were it not for recent glacial movement. Millican and McGregor showed off some of what they discovered at a press conference. Despite longstanding rumors, the pair said there was no evidence a stash of gold was aboard the ill fated flight
Kevin McGregor/Discovered Plane SOT

"Down the road we feel pretty sure that we can answer a lot of questions about the legendary gold. Track 4 In the meantime, the park service has temporarily closed the crash site area until they come up with a plan to protect the remains. In New York, Ed Crane for CBS NEWS.))

[E-Batteau]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-25 TC1:01:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Low river levels helped contribute to the discovery of an important piece of Virginia history near Altavista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


Two weeks ago, a boater spotted this 33- foot section of wood submerged in a shallow section of the Staunton River.
It turned out to be a remnant of a 150-year old (Ba-TOE) batteau.. a long, flat boat that was used to transport goods across the state.
The piece is now being preserved and will be displayed at the Avoca (uh-VO-ka) Museum in Altavista.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Mike Stevens is in Frostburg measuring up the Redskins training camp.
But first here's Roy Stanley with other sports news.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=3:08]
[OUT Q=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:
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Bedford County Sheriff's deputies broke up a marijuana growing operation in the Stewartsville area last night.
They say they found 30 to 60 plants and other equipment in a home on Irene Drive.
William Webber Junior is charged with manufacturing narcotics.
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After years of complaints by neighbors, fifty neglected cats were removed from a home on Apperson Drive in Salem.
When the animal control went into the home on Saturday they found 50 cats living with deadly skin and heart conditions.
The two people living there could face charges of animal neglect.
All the animals taken from the home have been put to sleep because of their condition.
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Low river levels helped contribute to the discovery of an important piece of Virginia history near Altavista.
Two weeks ago, a boater spotted this 33- foot section of wood submerged in a shallow section of the Staunton River.
It turned out to be a remnant of a 150-year old (Ba-TOE) batteau.. a long, flat boat that was used to transport goods across the state.
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