[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The search continues this morning for a man who may have drowned in Claytor lake.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Congress today hears about the farmers suffering in the drought of '99.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A few patchy clouds...otherwise mostly clear and rather comfortable as you leave the house this morning.
High pressure will bring out the sunshine again today...and more seasonable temperatures ahead this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[philippines-flooding]


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[WRITER=mel]
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In the Phillipinnes floodwaters are rising and nearly two dozen are dead after three days of monsoon rains.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;]

[5:00:49]
Officials say nine people were killed in landslides, 12 drowned and seven are missing.
Nearly 12,000 homes have been flooded, forcing the evacuation of some 60-thousand.
Forecasters say the monsoon rains and winds could continue to batter the Philippines for several more days.
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[E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:23:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Divers plan to resume their search this morning for a Montgomery County man who apparently drowned in Claytor Lake.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


The 49- year old, who's name has NOT been released, disappeared Sunday night while swimming in Snowville.
Yesterday, state police divers searched in water more than a hundred feet deep-- with little visibility.
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[SOT 12:27:12]
[IN Q=To start]

((CLAY OVERHOLT/VA STATE POLICE DIVER: TO START WITH YOU CAN SEE PROBABLY TEN OR FIFTEEN FEET WITH A LIGHT, IT'S REAL SILTY SO ONCE YOU GO SWIMMING AROUND A LITTLE BIT, YOU STIR IT UP, IT GOES MOSTLY BY TOUCH AT THAT POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Clay Overholt/State Police Diver; :00]
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[OUT Q=that point.]
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[VO-NAT]


A search dog was brought in from North Carolina to try to pinpoint the area where the man apparently went under.

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[e-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Roanoke is looking to calm the waters after last week's war of words with the county.
Scott Goldberg reports THIS week the city is hoping for action to resolve the water crisis.
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[IN Q=When Jim ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; :06 -- QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jim Trout/City Councilman; :42]
[SUPER=@Scott2; :50]
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[OUT Q=SG N7]

(( When Jim Ritchie spoke in front of city council, the acting city manager sounded contrite.
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[SOT 37:56]
[IN Q=the county]

((JIM RITCHIE: THE COUNTY HAS BEEN VERY, VERY COOPERATIVE.))
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[OUT Q=COOPERATIVE]


It was just last week that Ritchie wrote a letter to County Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson ... [pre pro of Ritchie's letter]
Accusing Johnson of holding the city "hostage" during its water crisis.
That was after Johnson set an August 20th deadline for working out a deal to sell the city county water.
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[SOT 38:18]
[IN Q=we need]

((JIM RITCHIE: WE NEED COUNTY WATER AND THEY REALIZE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=REALIZE THAT]


City Council still isn't convinced that buying county water is the best way to refill Carvins Cove.
But it gave a vote of confidence to Ritchie and the way he's been navigating through the water crisis.
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[SOT 33:51 ]
[IN Q=he should be]

((JIM TROUT: HE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND I HOPE COUNCIL FEELS THE SAME WAY FOR HIM -- TO GO AHEAD AND KEEP WORKING ON THE PROBLEM.))
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[OUT Q=THE PROBLEM]


Ritchie said city and county water teams plan get back to the bargaining table ... and he's optimistic that THIS week ideas will flow faster than angry words.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
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[E-Conservationist]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-27 33:36]
[GRAPHIC=heat wave]


The nationwide death toll from the heatwave has now climbed to 218.
The latest deaths are reported in Illinois, where at least 99 people have died because of the heat.
Congress will be briefed today on the plight of farmers in the midst of a heat wave and drought.
Federal officials have declared West Virginia and parts of Virginia disaster areas making farmers eligible for low-interest loans.
[grapic=water supply]


Meantime, in Roanoke Water restrictions have been in place for a few weeks now.
Kate Weidaw shows us how one resident is coping.'

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[SUPER=01-Wayne Brown/Water Conservationist;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
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((
[SOT 3:05:37]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: YOU BRING THAT GARDEN HOSE UP HERE AND HOOK IT TO THE PUMP AND YOU WATER EVERYTHING.))
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[RUNS:05]
Roanoke city resident Wayne Brown is doing all he can to save water because of the drought. Twice a week he drives to the county to fill his 100 gallon tank with recycled water but it doesn't stop there.

[SOT 3:07:11]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: I'VE BEEN USING SHOWER WATER. I HAVE A PAN IN THE SINK WHERE ALL THE WATER GOES INTO THE PAN IF WE HAVE DRINKING WATER IF WE HAVE EXCESS WE THROW IT INTO THE PAN.))
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Even his fountain is running on recycled water.
He keeps his cars clean by hooking up this pressure washer to the tank --- it uses about 18 gallons of water.


And for those occasional rain showers a rain gauge keeps track of how much falls - then he uses it .
Brown says his efforts aren't complicated.
[SOT 3:09:59]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BROWN/WATER CONSERVATIONIST: IT'S NOT REAL EXPENSIVE AND IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG TO FILL UP AT THE COUNTY AND IF YOU HAVE A YARD AND YOU LIKE TO KEEP YOUR PLANTS UP THAT'S HOW YOU DO IT.))
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[RUNS:06]
Brown even says its fun - and hopes others will try it and agree.
Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

[E-Water-System]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:15:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents of one Southside community are hoping that a new project will help fix their water problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


For three years, Sandy Level residents like Agnes Joyce have had frequent water shortages that last for days... and water that smells and tastes bad.
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[SOT 1:46:26 - :38]
[IN Q=It has a pretty bad ]

((AGNES JOYCE/SANDY LEVEL RESIDENT: IT HAS A PRETTY BAD, PRETTY BAD TASTE. AND SOME DAYS YOU CAN MAYBE DRINK IT, BUT I DON'T. BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I'M AFRAID OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Agnes Joyce/Sandy Level Resident;]
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[OUT Q=afraid of something like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County officials said yesterday that they're beginning construction on the site of a one-point-three million dollar water system to fix the problem.
It'll replace the privately-owned water tower that residents have paid to get their water from for decades.
The new Sandy Level water pump station will pipe in clean water from Eden, North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Officials say they hope to have the new water system up and running early next year.
It's funded by state and county grants.

[E-Garbage]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:49:51]
[GRAPHIC=Out of State Trash]


A federal judge said "no way" to Virginia's efforts to get New York City into a lawsuit over out-of-state trash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Dept. of Environ. Quality;]


Federal Judge James Spencer says he's taking up Virginia's new trash laws on their Consitutional merits alone.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


He called the Attorney General's efforts to get New York involved "bordering on frivolous."
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[SOT 13:48:57 ]
[IN Q=Well this]

((BILL HURD/SENIOR ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WELL THIS IS OF COURSE THE SUIT THAT THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK THREATENED. WHEN VIRGINIA WAS CONSIDERING PASSING ITS LEGISLATION, HE THREATENED TO SUE VIRGINIA. AND INSTEAD, HE HAS SENT WASTE MANAGEMENT AND THE GARBAGE HAULING COMPANIES AS HIS PROXY TO DO HIS LITIGATING FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Senior Asst. Attorney General; ]
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[OUT Q=for him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Spencer picked apart what he called a "mudslinging contest" between Virginia and New York.
Spencer said "A question keeps echoing around in mind: Are there still some lawyers present over there at the Attorney General's office?"
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The judge had already barred the trash laws from taking effect July first.


[E-Christian-Coalition]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In a legal battle between the Federal Election Commission and the Virginia-based Christian Coalition, a federal judge chose sides yesterday - mostly with the Christian Coalition.
Judge Joyce Green threw out most of the charges that alleged the Coalition's contact with campaigns, and its distribution of voters guides to churches amounted to excessive campaign contributions for Republican candidates.
But Judge Green also ordered the Coalition to pay a civil penalty to the F-E-C, for advocating Newt Gingrich's election during his 1994 bid to gain G-O-P control of the House.
She also found that the Coalition improperly shared its mailing list with the Senate campaign of Oliver North in 1994.



[Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-34 2:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The wife of a Georgia truck driver who was killed in a collision on Interstate 81 has filed a lawsuit against another trucker and his employer.
The suit was filed yesterday in federal court and seeks unspecified damages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 19]


The crash occurred in Roanoke County on June 19th when one of three empty tractors being pulled ``piggy-back'' by James Blake came loose, crossed the median and ran head-on into a rig driven by Robert Garrard the third. Garrard was killed
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Blake was charged after the crash with failing to keep his load maintained,but a judge dismissed the case because ther

e was no evidence the driver had anything to do with hitching the rigs. [Health-Check]


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


In medical news, The American Association of Pediatrics says do not let children of the age of 2 watch television.

Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ONCAM-MIKA
A WARNING TODAY FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN UNDER TWO YEARS OLD: DON'T LET THE LITTLE ONES WATCH T-V.
IT COMES FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRICS. THE GROUP SAYS THAT TODDLERS NEED DIRECT INTERACTION WITH CARE-GIVERS SO THAT THEY CAN DEVELOP SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND COGNITIVE SKILLS.
SOME PEDIATRICIANS ALSO SUGGEST TURNING A CHILD'S ROOM INTO AN ELECTRONIC MEDIA FREE ZONE.
VT-VO
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRICS IS ALSO TALKING ABOUT SUNSCREEN. CONTRARY TO EARLIER RECOMMENDATIONS, THE GROUP SAYS ITS OKAY TO USE SUNSCREEN ON BABIES AS YOUNG A SIX MONTHS OLD.
THE GROUP STILL WARNS AGAINST EXPOSING SMALL CHILDREN TO THE SUN. THE DOCTORS ADD THAT IF YOU DO BRING YOUR YOUNGSTERS OUTSIDE THEY SHOULD BE DRESSED IN LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS AND PANTS AND SHOULD WEAR A HAT.
VT-VO
AND A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT HYPERACTIVE BOYS TAKING THE DRUG RITALIN ARE A THIRD LESS LIKELY TO ABUSE ALCOHOL AND DRUGS THAN SIMILAR BOYS WHO DID NOT TAKE THE STIMULANT.
IN THE PAST, SOME DOCTORS WARNED THAT TAKING THE DRUG WOULD PRIME THE BOYS TO BECOME FUTURE ADDICTS.
RITALIN IS BELIEVED TO LESSEN HYPERACTIVITY BY HELPING CHILDREN'S BRAINS DISREGARD DISTRACTIONS LIKE CLASSROOM NOISES SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON LEARNING.
ONCAM-MIKA
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))


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[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]


Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman will brief senators today on how the drought is devastating farmers.
Glickman appears before the Senate Agriculture Committee which is considering a multi billion dollar aid package.
West Virginia and parts of Virginia and counties in four other have been declared disaster areas.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


India's railway minister says he's resigning in the wake of one of the country's worst train accidents.
The minister says human error is at fault for the head-on collision of two trains yesterday.
More than 200 bodies have been recovered so far.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And The much-talked about interview with the first lady, in which she talks about her husband's infidelity, hits newsstands today.
In the interview with Talk magazine, Mrs. Clinton says her husband's youth was ``scarred by abuse'' -- as his mother and grandmother fought over how to rear him.
And she suggests this played a role in his philandering.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday August 3rd..
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Train-accident]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Crash Investigation]


India's railway minister blames human error for one of the country's deadliest train accidents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gauhati, India;]

[5:06:29]
At least 223 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage in rural east India, and rescuers fear nearly 200 more are still trapped inside twisted rail cars.
Two passenger trains traveling 60 miles-an-hour crashed head-on yesterday.
The impact sparked a fire that engulfed some coaches, burning to death some of the 25-hundred passengers.
Railway officials say one of the trains was on the wrong track for unknown reasons.
The railway minister says he'll resign in the wake of the accident.
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[E-Double-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Ax]


An accident on interstate 81 in Marion left two people dead. It happened around 5:30 yesterday afternoon. Apparently a car traveling north bound lost control, crossed the median, and struck a pickup truck traveling south. A tractor trailer traveling behind the pickup swerved to avoid the accident and went over the embankment. The driver of the pickup -- 64 year old Bradley Gallespie of Marion was killed in the accident as well as the tractor trailer driver.


[clinton-magazine]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]



The White House is responding to comments first lady Hillary Rodham clinton made about her husband's infidelties with Monica Lewinsky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[5:06]
In an article to be published Today in the premiere issue of "Talk Magazine" Mrs. Clinton says her husbands sins were ones of weakness, not malice.
Mrs. Clinton believes her husband's sexual problems stem in part from abuse he suffered as a child.
Through a spokesman the president said he generally agrees with the views expressed by his wife and added that the abuse the first lady was talking about was not physical.
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[5:06:22 AND 5:07:11 TWO SOT]
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[SUPER=01Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary;]
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[OUT Q= nothing new here]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-New York, NY;]

[4:03:48]
And "Talk Magazine" was the talk of the town in new York City last night.
Hundreds of celebrtities turned out for the publications premiere party on Liberty Island.
The highlight of the bash was a fireworks display over the Statue of Liberty.
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[E-Bedford-Fugitive]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:01:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A prisoner who escaped custody in Bedford County has been recaptured.
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[VO-NAT 99-23 1:23:56]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


32 year old Edgar Barfield - seen here in a jail house interview - was recaptured Friday in Wayne County, North Carolina.
Barfield escaped from Roanoke County deputies Wednesday when he went to use a bathroom in a Montvale convenience store.
He had been in jail in Virginia Beach for allegedly burning a cross.
Roanoke County authorities were transporting him on separate assault charges.
He will be taken back to Virginia Beach and now faces escape charges.
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[E-Appomattox-School]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-30 35:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hundreds of people turned out for a public hearing on the issue of what to do with the existing Appomattox Elementary school.
Steve Smallshaw tells us citizens are at odds over whether the current school is historic or just plain old.
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[IN Q=On the surface]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Williams/Favors New School; :17]
[SUPER=01-McKinley Tanner/Favors Renovating Current School; :55]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]


(( On the surface, it seems like an easy math question.. should you build a brand- new elementary school for 10-point-8 million dollars or spend even MORE money to renovate the existing school.
Educators who have sweated out the years at Appomattox Elementary say they know the answer.
[SOT 19:11:13]

((NANCY WILLIAMS/FAVORS NEW SCHOOL: GIVE US A SCHOOL THAT'S NOT OVERHEATED AND OVERCROWDED. WE HAVE A HARD TIME IMAGINING HOW THIS BUILDING CAN BE RENOVATED WHILE WE'RE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=while we're here.]


But some say progress would come at the expense of heritage.
Appomattox Elementary is built around the old Carver- Price School.. this four- room section that once stood alone as the county's only school for black children.
It was named in part for Mozella Price, who served more than 40 years as the superintendent of the county's black school system before integration.
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Carver- Price alumni, who rose to recite their school song, aren't ready to abandon that legacy.
[SOT 20:14:14]

((MCKINLEY TANNER/FAVORS RENOVATING OLD SCHOOL: WILL A NEW SCHOOL MAGICALLY INCREASE THE QUALITY OF S-O-L SCORES OR BE A GUARANTEE THAT AN INCREASE IN PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?))
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[OUT Q=the next level?]

[Standup 20:40:20] ((County officials say it's likely they'll ask a second architectural group to study the project and come up with a new set of price estimates. So a decision on whether to renovate or build a new school probably won't come until after the November elections. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]))




[E-Pesticides]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The E-P-A has imposed restrictions on two of the most widely used crop pesticides in America..
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[VO-NAT]


It also banned- -outright - -another one of those pesticides from use on fruits like apples and grapes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our extensive]

((OUR EXTENSIVE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW SHOWS THE CURRENT ALLOWABLE USES OF THESE TWO PESTICIDES//FAIL TO PROVIDE THE EXTRA MEASURE OF PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Browner/EPA Administrator]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=for children.]
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[VO-NAT]


The restrictions are targeted specifically at chemicals some scientists say cause nerve damage in infants.
But the action may be a hardship to fruit growers. Farmers say these pesticides have no inexpensive replacement and argue only traces of these chemicals reach the consumer anyway.
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[E-Drought-relief]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:17:28]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today will be filling Congress in on the plight of farmers suffering through a drought as well as other problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jefferson Co., WV]


Yesterday Glickman toured a farm in West Virginia and declared that state and parts of Virginia disaster areas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have wheat]

((WE HAVE WHEAT- -32 ACRES. THE REST OF IT'S HAY AND PASTURE. ))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=hay and pasture.]
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[V/O -NAT SOT]


Glickman also declared parts of Kentucky, ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania disaster areas, making farmers eligible for low-interest loans.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]


The Virginia counties on the disaster list include Augusta, Bath, Alleghany, Craig, Giles, Bland, Tazewell, and Highland County.
On Capitol Hill Republicans are proposing a six Billion -dollar farm bailout package, but Democrats want four billion dollars more.


[E-Warner]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:34:58]
[GRAPHIC=John Warner]


U-S Senator John Warner is also working to provide assistance for growers in Virginia and other states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Warner was in the New River Valley yesterday afternoon campaigning for fellow Republicans Barbara Chrisley and Jim Jones.
Before that, he met with experts at Virginia Tech who briefed him on the impact the drought is having on farmers.
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[SOT 14:29:09]
[IN Q=This week]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: THIS WEEK ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS BILL UP AND I AND OTHER SENATORS ARE WORKING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN PUT IN SOME FINANCIAL PROVISIONS TO HELP FARMERS AT THIS CRITICAL TIME.))
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[OUT Q=critical time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner is a former cattleman and former member of the Senate Agriculture committee.
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[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]


Divers will continue searching Claytor Lake this morning for a missing Montgomery County man who apparently drowned.

The 49- year old, who's name has NOT been released, disappeared Sunday night while swimming in Snowville.
Yesterday, state police divers searched in water more than a hundred feet deep-- with little visibility.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The search for a prisoner who escaped custody in Bedford County is over.
32 year old Edgar Barfield - seen here in a jail house interview - was recaptured Friday in Wayne County, North Carolina.
Barfield escaped from Roanoke County deputies Wednesday when he went to use a bathroom in a Montvale convenience store.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


U-S Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman declared West Virginia and parts of five neighboring states including Virginia, drought disaster areas. This makes them eligible for low-interest loans. Thirty- three counties are on the list in Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
In Virginia, Augusta, Bath, Alleghany, Craig, Giles, Bland and Tazewell- -Highland County are also on the list.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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