[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Russia has a new number two man this morning as Boris Yeltsin sacks his prime minister and entire cabinet.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a search is underway for a woman who disappeared at a festival in Pittsylvania County.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms last night have left behind clouds and areas of fog this morning.
Also in the wake of the cold front....milder temperatures and less humid conditions as you begin the work week.


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[yeltsin]


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


There is more turmoil at the Kremlin.
Russian news agencies say President Boris Yeltsin has fired his prime minister.
It's the fourth prime minister to be fired in the last year and a half.
David Hawkins has the story from Moscow.
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[SOT]

[4;00:]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Reporting; :23]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=MOSCOW]

((He is at it again. Boris Yeltsin dismissed his Prime Minister today, the third Prime Minister he has fired in little more than a year. Sergei Stepashin had been on the job for less than 3 months. Yeltsin has not said yet why he fired Stephasin. The President is expected to address the country on television later today. Yeltsin has nominated the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, Vladimir Putin to be his new Prime Minister. The lower-house of the Russian Parliament must approve the nomination. Dave Hawkins CBS News, Moscow.))

[Tax-cut]


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


Congressional Republicans are defending their proposed tax cuts while the President continues to attack them as too big and too risky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:05:42]
In a meeting with the nation's governors, Mr. Clinton warned that the 792 billion dollar tax cut is based on PROJECTED budget surplus that may never actually come to pass.
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[SOT]

((YOU MARK MY WORDS: INTEREST RATES WILL BE HIGHER, THE ECONOMY WILL BE WEAKER THAN IT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN, AND THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, WE'LL WONDER WHAT IN THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS WE DID WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!//IF I CAN STOP IT, I WILL (applause) ))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I will (applause).]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican Senator Don Nickles made the case FOR tax cuts.
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[IN=WHEN IN THE WORLD]

((-SEN. DON NICKLES, R-OK, ASST. MAJ. LEADER.:WHEN IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE A THREE TRILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS FORECAST IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS--IF YOU DON'T GIVE A TAX CUT NOW, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA GIVE IT?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Don Nickles/(R) Oklahoma;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=GONNA GIVE IT?]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican governors are praising the new tax cut plan -- but they warn they won't let G-O-P lawmakers raid state budgets to pay for it.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore supports the G-O-P proposal, saying (quote) ``If this isn't a good time to cut taxes, when is it a good time?"

[E-Fire-folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-36 11:07]
[GRAPHIC=forest fire]


Fire continues eating up acres on Purgatory Mountain in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Fire officials say about 90 percent of the blaze is contained.
But the flames have already charred more than 700 acres.
Last night firefighters scaled back their efforts due to darkness, but kept a close eye on Interstate 81.
The median caught fire twice yesterday, forcing police to close the road.
The suspected cause is a cigarette or spark from a passing vehicle.
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[E-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:27:22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


As the the wild fire spread across the mountainside yesterday, firefighters tried to keep it away from homes in the area.
Joy Sutton has more on the fight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire continues]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Resource Forester; :19]
[SUPER=07-David Rhodes; :37]
[SUPER=07-Sherry Aliff; :45]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=N7, Botetourt County]


((The fire continues to burn out of control with dry brush acting as fuel and strong winds helping it to spread even faster.
Forestry Officials are now trying to create a black line around the fire by starting smaller fires to burn up all the brush that the wild fire can use as fuel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:44:25]
[IN Q=We'll try to]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: WE'LL TRY TO CONSTRUCT ROADS WITH OUR BULLDOZER, WHERE THEY'RE NOT. AND WE'LL TRY TO USE THOSE EXISTING ROADS AND OUR NEW ROAD TO BASICALLY CIRCLE THE FIRE AND THEN START OUR BACK FIRE OFF OF THAT TO CONTAIN IT))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=contain it]


Officials hope the line will protect homes nearby, but some residents are prepared to evacuate just in case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT06:00:02]
[IN Q=We are monitoring]

((DAVID RHODES: WE ARE ALL MONITORING. WE ARE KEEPING A PRIZE OF THE SITUATION, MAKING SURE WE CAN GET OUT SAFELY IN CASE THE FIRE DOES START))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=does start]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT06:02:08]
[IN Q=I went in]

((SHERRY ALIFF/I WENT IN AND GOT ALL OF MY PICTURES AND IMPORTANT PAPERS TOGETHER AND PACKED IT ALL UP))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=packed it all up]


And the fire is not only a threat to homes but also vehicles driving on Interstate 81.
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[SOT 05:47:08]
[IN Q=The smoke unfortunately]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: THE SMOKE UNFORTUNATELY IS BLOWING RIGHT ACROSS I-81 AND RIGHT INTO THE TOWN OF BUCHANAN))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=of Buchanan]


Signs are posted along the interstate warning vehicles to use caution because of the smoke which can cause visibility problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of fire]

((Nat sound of fire))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=nat sound of fire]


And officials say by the time this fire is out, around 12-hundred acres will have burned.
Joy Sutton, News-7,Botetourt County ))




[Missing-Person]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pittsylvania County authorities are still asking for your help in the search for a missing woman.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
66 year old Hazel Hedrick Brown of Gretna was last seen Saturday evening leaving the Moonshine Jamboree in Climax.
She was last seen walking to her vehicle.
Brown's car was found locked and still in the parking lot. when friends and family went looking for her. [NEXT PAGE]
Authorities are asking if you have any information to call the Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-791-0044 or the Sheriff's Office at 804-432-79-31.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


So far officials say they do not suspect foul play.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the west coast sweep the east coast on the baseball diamond.
Here's Roy Stanley with the highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=on mornin]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Jason Gilmore/Edsel Owner;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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

[License-Plates]


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


Have specialty license plates gotten out of hand in Virginia?
Some state legislators think so.
They say some are too controversial-- like the Sons of Confederate Veterans plate.
Others are just frivolous-- like a plate for collectors of pig memorabilia.
Charlottesville Senator Emily Couric says she won't vote for any more special license plates.
Even the sponsor of the Confederate plate bill says people agree that the program has gotten out of hand.

[E-Fuller-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:59:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke is preparing to say good-bye to one of it's most prominent pastors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Doctor Charles Fuller announced his retirement last night to his congregation at Roanoke's First Baptist Church.


After ministering to the valley for 38 years, his last day in the pulpit will be October third.
Fuller declined to comment on camera about his retirement.
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[S-Poker-Fun]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:31:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some Roanoke bikers hit the road to help Multiple Sclerosis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The star city's chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club sponsored a poker run yesterday for MS.
The event mixes motorcycle riding with the game of poker.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:28:59]
[IN Q=Poker run]

((BRIAN WILKINSON/ RIDING CLUB: YOU GET CARDS JUST LIKE YOU WOULD FOR POKER WHAT THEY ARE DOING HERE IS THEY GET ONE CARD BEFORE THEY GO OUT, THEY GOT TWO STOPS OUT WHERE THEY'LL GET TWO MORE CARDS AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK AND GET TWO MORE CARDS AND THE BEST HAND TODAY GETS A FREE TRIP TO ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wilkinson/Riding Club]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=United States]
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[VO-NAT]


The proceeds go to a charity that hits home to members of the club.
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[SOT 6:29:41]
[IN Q=My sister]

((BRIAN WILKINSON/ CRUISER RIDING CLUB 2ND OFFICER: MY SISTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH IT ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO AND A COUPLE OTHER MEMBERS IN OUR CLUB HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=Multiple Sclerosis]
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[VO-NAT]


In addition to the first place trip, many other prizes and raffles were offered to participants.. including a prize for the worst hand of the game.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's good news for those with a sweet tooth.
Dave (BROW-dee) Browde has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((LISTENING TO MOZART MOST LIKELY DOES NOT MAKE FOR A BRAINIER BABY. THIS ACCORDING TO A PAIR OF RESEARCHERS OUT OF ST. LOUIS.
VT=VO

((vo)) EARLIER STUDIES CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SUGGESTED THAT TEST SUBJECTS HAD INCREASES IN SPATIAL REASONING IMMEDIATELY AFTER LISTENING TO MOZART. BUT ACCORDING TO THE NEW RESEARCH, YOU WOULD SEE THE SAME RESULTS AFTER LISTENING TO ANY KIND OF MUSIC OR NONE AT ALL.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW MEDICAL TECHNIQUE WHICH USES THE SAME MATERIAL AS HOT AIR BALLOONS COULD HELP PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS ABDOMINAL PROBLEMS. CALLED LAPSAC, THE TINY BAG COLLECTS INFECTED TISSUE LIKE TUMORS AND GALLSTONES FROM INSIDE THE BODY. THE BAG IS THEN REMOVED THROUGH A NARROW TUBE. THE HEAT SEALED FABRIC STOPS GERMS AND CANCEROUS CELLS FROM SEEPING THROUGH, MUCH THE SAME WAY HOT AIR IS KEPT INSIDE A BALLOON.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND A GROUP OF DOCTORS IN THE NETHERLANDS SAY YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL SO GUILTY THE NEXT TIME YOU EAT CHOCOLATE. THEY FOUND THAT COCOA...AN INGREDIENT IN CHOCOLATE CONTAINS ANTI-OXIDANTS WHICH MAY PROTECT AGAINST HEART DISEASE AND CANCER. BUT THE DOCTORS SAY THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION TO BINGE. CHOCOLATE ALSO CONTAINS HIGH AMOUNTS OF SATURATED FAT AND SUGAR, WHICH ARE NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
ONCAM=DAVE

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. DAVE BROWDE, 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-Roanoke;]



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

((Archive:edsel)) [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]


Motorists along Interstate 81 between Lexington and Roanoke got to see a forest fire up close over the weekend.
Smoke from the 700-acre fire blew across the road, and passing drivers said flames were clearly visible.
The Virginia Department of Forestry said the fire in Botetourt County was about 90 percent contained last night.
But it's expected to smolder for several more days.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


More political upheaval in Russia. President Boris Yeltsin has fired Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin (SEHR'-gay steh-PAH'-shin) and the entire Cabinet-- the fourth time in 18 months he's sacked the country's government.
Yeltsin gave no reason for his action.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And it was quite an anniversary celebration yesterday for a California couple.
William and Fung Shie marked their 82 wedding anniversary-- it was also William's 100-th birthday.
The couple says the secret to marital bliss is just being reasonable.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday August Ninth.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Fire-folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-36 11:07]
[GRAPHIC=Brush fire]


Fire officials say 90 percent of the fire on Purgatory Mountain in Botetourt County is contained.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Firefighters scaled back their efforts last night due to darkness.
The median caught fire twice yesterday, forcing police to close Interstate 81 for a time.
The suspected cause is a cigarette or spark from a passing vehicle.
Joy Sutton has more on efforts to put out the blaze.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[2-E-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:27:22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire continues]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Resource Forester; :19]
[SUPER=07-David Rhodes; :37]
[SUPER=07-Sherry Aliff; :45]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=N7, Botetourt County]


((The fire continues to burn out of control with dry brush acting as fuel and strong winds helping it to spread even faster.
Forestry Officials are now trying to create a black line around the fire by starting smaller fires to burn up all the brush that the wild fire can use as fuel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:44:25]
[IN Q=We'll try to]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: WE'LL TRY TO CONSTRUCT ROADS WITH OUR BULLDOZER, WHERE THEY'RE NOT. AND WE'LL TRY TO USE THOSE EXISTING ROADS AND OUR NEW ROAD TO BASICALLY CIRCLE THE FIRE AND THEN START OUR BACK FIRE OFF OF THAT TO CONTAIN IT))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=contain it]


Officials hope the line will protect homes nearby, but some residents are prepared to evacuate just in case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT06:00:02]
[IN Q=We are monitoring]

((DAVID RHODES: WE ARE ALL MONITORING. WE ARE KEEPING A PRIZE OF THE SITUATION, MAKING SURE WE CAN GET OUT SAFELY IN CASE THE FIRE DOES START))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=does start]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT06:02:08]
[IN Q=I went in]

((SHERRY ALIFF/I WENT IN AND GOT ALL OF MY PICTURES AND IMPORTANT PAPERS TOGETHER AND PACKED IT ALL UP))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=packed it all up]


And the fire is not only a threat to homes but also vehicles driving on Interstate 81.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:47:08]
[IN Q=The smoke unfortunately]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: THE SMOKE UNFORTUNATELY IS BLOWING RIGHT ACROSS I-81 AND RIGHT INTO THE TOWN OF BUCHANAN))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=of Buchanan]


Signs are posted along the interstate warning vehicles to use caution because of the smoke which can cause visibility problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of fire]

((Nat sound of fire))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=nat sound of fire]


And officials say by the time this fire is out, around 12-hundred acres will have burned.
Joy Sutton, News-7,Botetourt County ))




[2-yeltsin]


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


Yet another political crisis in Russia this morning.
For the fourth time in eighteen months Russian President Boris Yeltsin has fired his Prime Minister.
David Hawkins has the details from Moscow.
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[SOT]

[4;00:]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Reporting; :23]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=Moscow]

((He is at it again. Boris Yeltsin dismissed his Prime Minister today, the third Prime Minister he has fired in little more than a year. Sergei Stephasin had been on the job for less than 3 months. Yeltsin has not said yet why he fired Stephasin. The President is expected to address the country on television later today. Yeltsin has nominated the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, Vladimir Putin to be his new Prime Minister. The lower-house of the Russian Parliament must approve the nomination. Dave Hawkins CBS News, Moscow.))

[2-Tax-cut]


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


President Clinton today will award Former president Jimmy Carter and his wife with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Jimmy Carter is being recognized for his peace efforts in the Mideast.
And Rosalynn for her work on mental health issues.
Meantime, President Clinton spent the weekend attacking the G-O-P tax cut plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]

[4:05:42]
In a meeting with the nation's governors, Mr. Clinton warned that the 792 billion dollar tax cut is based on PROJECTED budget surplus that may never actually come to pass.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((YOU MARK MY WORDS: INTEREST RATES WILL BE HIGHER, THE ECONOMY WILL BE WEAKER THAN IT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN, AND THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, WE'LL WONDER WHAT IN THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS WE DID WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!//IF I CAN STOP IT, I WILL (applause) ))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I will (applause).]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Republican Senator Don Nickles made the case FOR tax cuts.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN=WHEN IN THE WORLD]

((-SEN. DON NICKLES, R-OK, ASST. MAJ. LEADER.:WHEN IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE A THREE TRILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS FORECAST IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS--IF YOU DON'T GIVE A TAX CUT NOW, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA GIVE IT?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Don Nickles/(R) Oklahoma;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=GONNA GIVE IT?]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican governors are praising the new tax cut plan -- but they warn they won't let G-O-P lawmakers raid state budgets to pay for it.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore said (quote) ``If this isn't a good time to cut taxes, when is it a good time?''
Gilmore has made cutting state taxes a priority of his administration since taking office 19 months ago.

[2-Missing-Person]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are still searching for a missing Pittsylvania County woman.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
66 year old Hazel Hedrick Brown of Gretna was last seen Saturday evening leaving the Moonshine Jamboree in Climax.
She was last seen walking to her vehicle.
Brown's car was found locked and still in the parking lot. when friends and family went looking for her. [NEXT PAGE]
Authorities are asking if you have any information to call the Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-791-0044 or the Sheriff's Office at 804-432-79-31.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


So far officials say they do not suspecting foul play.

[S-Police-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-18 2:01:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Law enforcement officers are getting a peek at the latest in crime fighting technology at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens of exhibits are on display for the chiefs to look at-- everything from a flashlight that also acts as a breathalyzer to different types of guns.
ITT Night Vision even brought in goggles for the chiefs to try, which the company says is useful for officers working at night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT06:21:22]
[IN Q=you can identify]

((TREVA CARTER/ITT NIGHT VISION: YOU CAN IDENTIFY A PERSON WELL ENOUGH TO CONVICT THEM IN COURT WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY, WITH OUR GENERATION THREE TECHNOLOGY))
[SUPER=01-Treva Carter/ITT Night Vision]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=three technology]
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[VO-NAT]


But the new technology is not the only highlight of the conference, the chiefs also had a chance to exchange ideas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:07:21]
[IN Q=When they network]

((DANA SCHRAD/VA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE: WHEN THEY NETWORK TOGETHER AS POLICE CHIEFS AT THESE CONFERENCES THEY SHARE IDEAS, THEY GET INPUT ON PROBLEMS AND SO FORTH FROM EACH OTHER AND LEARN NEW IDEAS FOR PROGRAMS))
[SUPER=01-Dana Schrad/Va. Association of Chiefs of Police]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for programs]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This is the 74th annual conference and it runs through Wednesday.

[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Gilmore/Edsel Owner;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: edsel))

[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=webwatch 16:57:13]
[GRAPHIC=webwatch]


Police are hoping the Internet will help them catch troublemakers at the recent Woodstock concert.
And an original website that brought people into the future, didn't prepare for a future of it's own.
Eric Earnhart has more in Webwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you were misbehaving]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=EE, news-7]

(([intro] [RUNS :05] If you were misbehaving at Woodstock 99, the New York State Police may already have your mug shot on file.
The department is posting concert photographs on it's web site, hoping to identify the people in them.
One person is allegedly counting change stolen from a pay phone, another photo is captioned as a person breaking into an ATM machine. Other concertgoers are show allegedly fueling fires, and playing on downed sound equipment.


Police say they've received about 40 e-mails in response.
The associated press, which owns the rights to several of the pictures, is protesting their use without permission.
It's one way to clear the courtroom in Colorado. Soon lawyers won't have visit the courthouse to file a lawsuit, they can do it over the Internet.
Judges will be able to e-mail their orders and decisions. It's the first statewide internet-court system in the country... officials say it's an experiment... whether it spreads to other states will depend on how well it works here.
A piece of Internet history is about to disappear. The Cleveland Free-net came online in the 80's, and helped spark the Internet craze that led to web sites and chat-rooms. The old, text-based system will be unplugged at the end of September because it is NOT Y2K compliant.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch on the WDBJ web site, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))


[Married-Couple]


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A Southern California couple is celebrating 82 years of wedded bliss.
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William and Fung Shie marked their 82nd wedding anniversary yesterday with family and friends.
Yesterday also marked another huge milestone in the Shie family, William turned 100 years old.
He and his wife met for the first time..ON their wedding day in 1917.
He was 18 and she was 17.
The were introduced by a wedding broker in southern China.
So what's their secret?
According to William, just being reasonable.
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In sports, no ONE person is dominating the PGA tour this summer.
Roy Stanley has the details of the seventh person to win first place.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Some state legislators think specialty license plates have gotten out of hand.
They say some are too controversial-- like the Sons of Confederate Veterans plate.
Others are just frivilous-- like a plate for collectors of pig memorabilia.
Charlottesville Senator Emily Couric says she won't vote for any more special license plates.
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Firefighters have contained about 90-percent of the fire burning on Purgatory Mountain in Botetourt County.
The fire covered more than 700 acres yesterday.
The median of Interstate 81 caught fire twice, forcing police to close the road for a time.
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The latest in crime fighting technology is on display at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Roanoke.
Dozens of exhibits are available for the chiefs to look at --- everything from a flashlight that also acts as a

breathalyzer to different types of guns.
The conference runs through Wednesday.
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