[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Despite the promise of a presidential veto, the House is poised today to approve a nearly 800 BILLION dollar tax cut plan.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And economically pressed farmers will have to wait until the fall before receiving help from the government.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We need some help from Mother Nature...but no rain in today's forecast.
High pressure will bring another sunny, seasonable day to the region.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Disaster-relief]


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


Farmers will have to wait until at least September before receiving emergency aid from Congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


The Senate has approved nearly seven and a-half billion dollars in assistance, but the House won't act until after a month long summer break.
The Senate version includes direct payments to farmers hurt by depressed crop prices.
But it does not include help Democrats and some farm state Republicans want for Eastern growers hurt by one of the region's worst droughts in a century.
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[Tax-cut]


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


The House votes today on a 792 billion dollar tax cut plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:07:10]
Senate approval is expected later today or tomorrow.
Among other things, it would cut rates and raise the deduction for married couples.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((REP. BILL ARCHER, R-TX 221810 (FROM LAST NIGHT): We are going to give taxpayers something they richly deserve.))

[SUPER=01-Bill Archer/(R) Texas; QUICK]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=richly deserve.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton calls the Republican plan irresponsible.
(///////SOT/////)
[IN=I WILL HAVE TO...]

((CLINTON/ I will have to veto it. I will refuse to sign any plan that signs away our commitment to America's future, to Social Security to Medicare to paying down the debt. ))

[RUNS=:10]
[OUT=PAYING DOWN THE DEBT.]
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[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


But Republicans have already have a plan in place... after they vote on the bill, instead of sending it directly to the President for a quick veto, they'll hold on to it for the August recess and try to sell it first to the voters at home.

[E-Earley-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-28 34:54]
[GRAPHIC=Earley]

Attorney General Mark Earley is praising the passage of a federal bill that makes it easier to prosecute companies that sell alcohol to children.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:32:11]
[IN Q=And there]

((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF STINGS ACROSS THE NATION, IN NEW YORK AND OTHER STATES, WHERE THEY HAVE SHOWN HOW EASY IT IS FOR A MINOR TO PRESENT THEMSELVES ON THE INTERNET OR MAKE A 1-800 CALL ON THE PHONE AND HAVE A CASE OF LIQUOR OR WINE DELIVERED WITHIN 24 HOURS.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:19 ]
[OUT Q=24 hours.]
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[VO-NAT]


The congressional bill lets attorney generals from each state prosecute such cases in federal courts... cutting through red tape of various state laws.
Earley recruited 26 of his colleagues in other states to support the measure.
Roanoke Congressman Bob Goodlatte guided it through the House.
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[E-Horse-Dealer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-26 55:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Three local families say they were conned by a Texas man who sold them horses with fake medical papers.
Bodee Baldwin was charged in Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The Garrisons say they paid Bodee Baldwin 23-hundred-dollars for this horse because he said it was seven years old.
They found out later the animal was almost thirty -- an elderly horse requiring expensive medical care.
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[SOT 16:15:41]
[IN Q=You should]

((YOU SHOULD PROBABLY HAVE A VET LOOK AT THE HORSE BEFORE YOU BUY IT. DON'T BUY ONE FROM A STRANGER UNLESS YOU DO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Garrison/Horse Owner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=checked out]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S attorney's office says Baldwin brought horses from Texas to sell in Salem and Moneta.
He's free on bond in Texas. A trial date will be set later this month.
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[E-VMI-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:52:18]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]

V-M-I and the Justice Department are going back to Federal court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 1997]


The federal government has appealed Judge Jackson Kiser's latest ruling in the case to the U.S. Fourth Circuit in Richmond.
The main issue is how closely the courts should monitor the admission of women to V-M-I.
The new "rats" report in two weeks. This year, women will be part of the "cadre", the select group that supervises new cadets. But we won't be able to show you any of that; cameras have been banned.
V-M-I says upperclassmen felt media coverage intruded on their event.
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[E-SML-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's an open case right now, but an investigator says he believes a man found dead in Smith Mountain Lake yesterday committed suicide.
Franklin County authorities say the body of a 39-year-old black man was spotted in the Union Hall section of the lake.
Officials know who he is, but are declining to release his name.
They also say a stolen car was found at a summer home where the man's body turned up.

[E-Pulaski-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-29 25:56]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


A game warden discovered the body of a Montgomery County man who drowned in Claytor Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Tuesday;]


49- year old Darrell Waugh of Pilot had been missing since Sunday evening when he went swimming in Claytor Lake.
His body was discovered around eight thirty yesterday morning by a game warden who was searching along the shore.
State police divers began searching for Waugh's body Sunday but called off their underwater search Tuesday afternoon.
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[E-Schools-Open]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-24 1:18:22]
[GRAPHIC=Year-Round School]


Some students are back in school.
They go year round ... with no break longer than three weeks.
Supporters believe year round schooling means better educated students.
Marya Jones takes a look at Schoolfield Elementary in Danville, where about 500 children started the new school year yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Kids filed back into the halls]
[SUPER=03-Danville;:00]
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Jones/Principal; :16]
[SUPER=01-Zachary Cade Glass/2nd Grade; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]

(( Kids filed back into the halls at Schoolfield Elementary with the usual first day joys and jitters.
[SOT 2:45:09 - :12]

((MONTAYA COMBS/2nd GRADER: I GOT NEW FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:03]
[SOT 2:54:20 - :23]

((RAE GILBERT/5th GRADER: I WAS SCARED THAT MY TEACHER WOULD BE MEAN.)) [RUNS:06]
But they went back to the worksheets after a three week break without missing a beat.
[SOT 2:55:49 - :2:56:04]

((SUZANNE JONES/PRINCIPAL: WE USED TO SPEND A MONTH TO PROBABLY 6 WEEKS REVIEWING AND GETTING CHILDREN BACK IN THE ROUTINE OF BEING IN SCHOOL AND REVIEWING JUST BASIC FACTS. AND WE FIND NOW THAT WE'RE ABLE TO COME BACK IN AUGUST AND WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.)) [RUNS:15]
Schoolfield School was the first to go year round in Danville, three years ago. And Principal Suzanne Jones says she's seen that change reflected in the school's standardized test scores.
[SOT 2:55:08 - :22]

((SUZANNE JONES/SCHOOLFIELD E.S. PRINCIPAL: OUR TEST SCORES ON NATIONAL TESTS, THE STANFORD 9 THAT WE TAKE AND OUR RELATIVE POSITION ON TESTS SUCH AS THE STATE SOL TEST, WE ARE IMPROVING OUR RANK AMONG SCHOOLS IN THE DANVILLE AREA.)) [RUNS:14]
There's also been an increase in enrollment... with about 50 more students than last year.
And then there's the change in student attitudes.
Teachers and administrators say kids are more excited to come to class.
[SOT 2:50:10 - :24]

((ZACHARY CADE GLASS/2nd GRADER: I WAS FEELING VERY GLAD. MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: WHY WERE YOU FEELING SO GLAD? ZACHARY: BECAUSE I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT BEING IN THE SECOND GRADE. MARYA JONES: HOW'S IT TURNING OUT SO FAR? ZACHARY: IT'S TURNING OUT REAL NICE.)) [RUNS:14]
At Schoolfield Elementary, they're giving the year round system high marks. Marya Jones, News 7. ))

[E-Kids-Day]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While some kids went back to school, others went to work....with their parents. It was part of First Union's annual "Kid's Day at Work."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

A special K-9 named Meeko made a guest appearance. He is a Czechoslovakian German shepherd who also happens to be a member of the Roanoke County Police Department. Officer Adam Thompson says the dog is his partner on the force and he demonstrated how the dog protects him from criminals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT nats 04:19:27]
[IN Q=Stand still]

((Stand still! zustein! ahh ... good boy! (clapping)))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=clapping]
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[VO-NAT]

This was part of the company's effort to show the visiting kids what their parents do as well as some other jobs. They hope that by combining fun and hands-on experience they will encourage the kids to think about future jobs and working hard at school.
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[E-Birthing-Suites]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#99-20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is changing the way expectant parents view childbirth.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

New birthing suites have a warm decor that looks more like a hotel than a hospital room. The suites are large so equipment can be wheeled in and out to treat patients. Because labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum are all taken care of in one place -- mothers never have to leave the room. Hospital officials say it doesn't cost anymore have a baby in the new birthing suites than at the old hospital.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Are women more stressed out than men?
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.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MIKA

((on Cam)) A NEW DRUG WILL HELP DOCTORS DETERMINE IF PATIENTS WITH SUSPICIOUS CHEST-X-RAYS NEED A BIOPSY TO CHECK FOR CANCER.
NEOTECT WAS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ON WEDNESDAY.
THE DRUG WHEN INJECTED INTO THE ARM IS ABLE TO DETECT A PROTEIN THAT IS COMMON IN PEOPLE WITH LUNG CANCER.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE DRUG WILL BE A HELPFUL TOOL BUT WARN THAT IT'S ONLY ABOUT 70 PERCENT EFFECTIVE IN HIGHLIGHTING CANCER CELLS.

VT=VO

((vo)) CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS ARE CHARGING THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WITH SLOPPY SCIENCE.
THE CASE STEMS FROM THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE HERBAL EXTRACT EPHEDRINE. LAWMAKERS SAY THE AGENCY ONLY FOCUSED ON 13 REPORTS OF INJURED PATIENTS WHEN DECIDING TO LOWER THE EPHEDRINE DOSAGE LEVEL TO 8 MILLIGRAMS. AND THAT THEY SAY IS NOT ENOUGH SCIENCE.
THEY CLAIM THE LEVEL AT WHICH PEOPLE SUFFER SIDE EFFECTS MAY ACTUALLY BE AS HIGH AS 20 MILLIGRAMS.
THE F-D-A MEANWHILE SAYS EPHEDRINE HAS POWERFUL STIMULANT EFFECTS. IT'S BEEN TOUTED AS A QUICK WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BUILD MUSCLE.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND A NEW SURVEY CONFIRMS WHAT MOST WOMEN SAY THEY ALREADY KNOW. THEY'RE MORE STRESSED OUT THAN MEN.
AND THE MOST STRESSED OUT ACCORDING TO THE ROPER STARCH WORLDWIDE STUDY?.....WORKING MOMS WITH KIDS UNDER 13.
THE SURVEY STUDIED MEN AND WOMEN IN 30 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND FOUND RESULTS TO BE SIMILAR NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on Cam)) 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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Despite the promise of a presidential veto, the House is poised today to approve a 792 billion dollar tax plan.
A Senate vote on the Republican measure could come later today or tomorrow.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A police standoff in Wytheville ends with the arrest of a former Wythe County Sheriff's deputy.
The three hour ordeal began when Wytheville police attempted to arrest 50 year old Jackie Kitts on an assault charge.
Kitts eventually surrendered.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And dozens of students have been arrested following a protest at Latin America's largest university.
The students have been protesting for several weeks now, demanding sweeping reforms at the University, including lower tuition fees.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this August 5-th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Student-protest]


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


More than 80 people have been arrested in Mexico City following clashes between police and striking students.
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[IN=]
[SUPER=03-Mexico City, Mexico;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT=(NATS OF PROTEST)]
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[VO-NAT]


The students of Latin America's largest university, the National Autonomous University, have been striking for 107 days.
The students have taken over many the university's buildings, and blocked access to others.
It all began as a protest against tuition fees but now students are demanding sweeping reforms at the University.


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[E-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:34:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Wythe County sheriff's deputy was arrested following a lengthy standoff with police.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Wytheville police were attempting to arrest 50- year old Jackie Kitts yesterday afternoon at his home but Kitts refused to come out.
The standoff lasted for about three hours-- with Kitts finally deciding to surrender after talking "one on one" with three officers.
Police were attempting to arrest Kitts for allegedly assaulting his father.
(-----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[ss=none]


Kitts is a FORMER deputy and investigator-- who left the Wythe County sheriff's department back in the early 80's.




[BOY-SCOUTS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You can't kick someone out of the boy scouts just because he's gay.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:10:58]
That's what the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
The justices said the group violated civil rights of James Dale when they kicked him out of the organization in 19-90.
Dale, a former eagle scout was an assistant scoutmaster when the group learned he was gay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this is exactly what...]

(( JAMES DALE:This is exactly what scouting is all about..equality, fair play, community, and standing up for the rights of people. JOLENE STREIFF;It's an activity that s immoral and should not be the kind of thing that's promoted or treated as equal. ))
[SUPER=01-James Dale/Plaintiff;]
[SUPER=01-Jolene Streiff/Mother of Boy Scout;](:08)
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=or treated as equal.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The scouts say they will appeal the ruling.
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[E-Rifle-Range]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:55:42]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]


There's controversy for Boy Scouts close to home.
It involves gun control, the N-R-A, and the politics of who's paying to renovate a rifle range.
Scott Goldberg reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Even the most]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Clark/Reservation Director;:14]
[SUPER=01-Bill Lipes/Friends of the NRA;:34]
[SUPER=@Scott2; :38]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=N7 Pulaski County]
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(([SOT 25:21]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: GUN SHOT))
[RUNS= 01]


Even the most ardent gun control advocates would have a hard time finding something wrong with this picture:
Boy Scouts at a rifle range, supervised by adults.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 32:03]
[IN Q=we're promoting]

((DAVE CLARK/SCOUT LEADER: WE'RE PROMOTING FIREARM SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=RESPONSIBILITY]


But are the Boy Scouts promoting an agenda?
Critics say, yes, because they're accepting six thousand dollars to renovate the range as a gift from the National Rifle Association... [WEBSITE]
A group that Virginians Against Handgun Violence says: [pre pro]
"Supports policies designed to put more guns in the hands of kids."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 44:46]
[IN Q=i'm saying]

((BILL LIPES: I'M SAYING GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. EMPHATICALLY.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=EMPHATICALLY]


The problem, says the NRA's Bill Lipes, isn't that kids can get their hands on guns.
It's that they don't grow up learning how to use them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 40:50]
[IN Q=the gentlemen]

((LIPES: THE GENTLEMAN IN ATLANTA WHO DID SO MUCH CARNAGE KILLED HIS KIDS WITH A HAMMER THEN PUT THEM IN A TUB. YOU GOING TO TELL US WE CAN'T HAVE HAMMERS TO BUILD STRUCTURES?))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=STRUCTURES?]


Scout camp is a perfect picture for the NRA:
Where kids and guns coexist without violence.
Even though critics fire back: Funding this rifle range is just political cover for a group that spends most of its money targeting laws that would ban bigger, and much more dangerous, weapons.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Pulaski County.
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[E-Boat-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A research mission turned dangerous...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[22:03???]
[SUPER=03-Ilwaco, WA]

when a boat capsized off the coast of Washington yesterday.
The people aboard were conducting research for an on-line fishing magazine when their boat went under.
A commercial boat - named the Messiah - came to the rescue of all six passengers.
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[E-Water-Sign]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:21:30]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Roanoke city has reduced water consumption by 13 percent since mandatory restrictions began a month ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Now citizens can find out just how many gallons they're saving per week. The city put up a sign in front of the Civic Center so passing motorists can track their progress. The goal is to save 28 million gallons a week.
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[E-Alderman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore has appointed Rick Alderman to a circuit court in Hanover County, near Richmond.
In the 16 months Alderman served as Parole Board chairman, Virginia's rate of granting parole dropped into the single digits.
Alderman attributed the tough record to the abolition of parole, which he said left fewer non-violent, parole eligible prisoners in the system.




[E-Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-27 36:27]
[GRAPHIC=Druckenmiller]


Jim Druckenmiller is off the hook, for now, in terms of a civil suit filed against him by two men.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/July 20;]


The two men allege the former Virginia Tech quarterback took part in a fight outside a Blacksburg nightspot back in 1996.
The men were seeking damages for their injuries and a hearing was scheduled for today.
But attorneys for the two men have filed a motion asking that Druckenmiller's name and that of three other defendants be REMOVED from the lawsuit.
However, the request is worded so that the claim against Druckenmiller and the other two men could be re-instated later.
(------------)



[E-Tech-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va Tech]


Governor Gilmore appointed three new members to Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors yesterday.
Former state Education Secretary Beverly Sgro was appointed by the governor.
She was Virginia's top education official under Governor George Allen.
Gilmore also appointed Budget Motels chairman William Latham and Roanoke attorney Donald Johnson to the Tech board.


[E-Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-30 38:46]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


In May Roanoke's Red Cross manager headed overseas to help Kosovar refugees. He was one of 13 delegates from the United States.
He came home last night. Kate Weidaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=there were hugs]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Brown/Red Cross Manager; :14]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :43]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=kwe news 7]

((There were hugs and cheers as Tom Brown stepped off his plane and into the Roanoke Regional airport. For three months Brown was in Northern Albania distributing food to Kosovar refugees.

[SOT 18:14:57]
[INQ=]

((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: EACH REFUGEE WAS GIVEN ONE PARCEL OR MORE MONTH'S RATIONS THAT THEY WOULD TAKE BACK TO THEIR HOME AND COOK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :07]


Each parcel contained corn, wheat flour, and canned chicken as well as some cooking supplies.
But this 27 year veteran of the Red Cross says seeing how the refugees would come to the camp was disturbing.

[SOT 18:16:22]
[INQ=]

((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: VERY HAGGARD SOME OF THEM WALKED ACROSS, SOME OF THEM CAME ACROSS IN WAGONS THAT TRACTORS PULLED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :06]


Brown says surprisingly people in Albania welcomed the refugees with open arms--he often wondered how folks in Roanoke would have reacted.

[SOT 18:20:03]
[INQ=]

((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: WHAT WOULD WE DO IN ROANOKE IF WE HAD 110,000 PEOPLE ENTER OUR CITY AND WOULD WE REACT TO THOSE MANY PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :07]


And after three months of working side by side with Red Cross organizations from around the world he says one of the happiest moments was seeing the refugees go home.

[SOT 18:24:24]
[INQ=when you]

((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: WHEN YOU SEE THE KOSOVAR REFUGEES GET ON A BUS, A TRUCK, A CAR AND GO HOME.))


[OUTQ=go home]
[RUNS= :08]



Brown says the experience changed his life - and made him realize what is important. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Wytheville police were involved in a standoff yesterday afternoon.
They were attempting to arrest 50- year old Jackie Kitts at his home for allegedly assaulting his father but Kitts refused to come out.
The standoff lasted for about three hours-- then Kitts surrendered.
Kitts is a FORMER deputy and investigator-- who left the Wythe County sheriff's department back in the early 80's.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


VMI and the Justice Department will go back to Federal Court.
The federal government has appealed Judge Jackson Kiser's latest ruling in the case to the U.S. Fourth Circuit in Richmond.
The main issue is how closely the courts should monitor the admission of women to V-M-I. No hearing date has been set. V-M-I now has 46 women and 30 more coming in this school year.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

For now, Jim Druckenmiller's name will be taken off a civil suit filed against him by two men.
They allege the former Virginia Tech quarterback took part in a fight outside a Blacksburg nightspot back in 1996.
The men were seeking damages for their injuries and a hearing was scheduled for today.
But attorneys for the 2 men have filed a motion asking that Druckenmiller and three other defendants be removed from the lawsuit. However, the request is worded so that the claim against Druckenmiller and the other men could be re-instated later.
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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]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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