[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The wife of a Hollywood star is found dead in the couple's swimming pool.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And officials say the fire on Purgatory Mountain in Botetourt County is now fully contained.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Waking up to some cool readings in the 50s and low 60s this morning on what promises to be another mostly sunny, mild day across the region.
An approaching front MIGHT bring a chance of scattered showers tomorrow....details straight ahead.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Since Saturday the fire on Purgatory Mountain has continued to burn despite efforts by fire fighters and the forest service.
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[VO-NAT]


So far more than 800 acres have been destroyed but it's not over yet.
Fire crews from across the state have been called in to help bring the fire under control.
As of yesterday evening the fire is fully contained, but it is not expected to be out for quite some time.
[SOT 56:00]
[INQ=When it's going]

((CHRIS THOMSEN: WHEN IT'S GOING TO BE OUT IS WEEKS OR MONTHS IT'S GOING TO TAKE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER SEVERAL PERIOD DAY BEFORE IT STOPS SMOLDERING OR BURNING.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Virginia Dept. of Forestry;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUTQ=smoldering or burning]
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[VO-NAT]


2 helicopters carrying water, 6 bulldozers, and more than 100 fire fighters have been working on controlling the fire.
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[E-Road-blocked]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=99-29 32:19]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!]


The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is asking people to stay off Route 43.
Fire fighting crews started a fire line
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

along a stretch of 43 near James River High School and right across from Jimmie Tingler's home.
Tingler has been watching the blaze burn on the hill above his home since Saturday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((JIMMIE TINGLER: I THINK THE WIND HELPED BECAUSE THE FIRE MADE IT COME SLOW HAD IT BEEN REVERSED AND GOING WEST WE'D BEEN IN A MESS THEN.))
[SUPER=07-Jimmie Tingler;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in a mess THEN]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Traffic on Route 43 will be slow going as crews may have to close the road from time to time to fight the fire.

[E-L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 38:24]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


100 million dollars over the next ten years.. that's the estimate on what it will cost the city of Lynchburg to renovate and expand its existing school buildings.
Now officials have to decide what comes first and how to pay for it.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Faced with a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/Lynchburg School Board Member; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member; :56]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Right now, the average secondary school in Lynchburg is 33 years old.. the list of needed repairs and renovations to those facilities grows longer every day.
Add to that a lack of space in the city's elementary schools, created by a growing demand for special education and technology classrooms.
A task force has itemized where each school needs to expand or renovate.. now educators and city officials must decide what comes first.
[SOT 11:24:11]

((TRACEY SHAW/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE NATURALLY THINK THESE NEEDS ARE MORE THAN NEEDS, THEY APPROACH NECESSITIES, BUT EVERYONE LIVES WITHIN FINANCIAL LIMITS AND WE'LL WORK THROUGH HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=that are available.]


What's available will be up to city council, which now must figure out how to come up with an extra ten million dollars a year in school funding.
[SOT 11:21:29]

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TRY TO BE INNOVATIVE IN HOW WE FIND THE FUNDING, WHETHER IT BE BORROW MORE MONEY, WHETHER WE GO TO THE STATE AND REQUEST MORE MONEY, WHETHER WE FIND GRANT MONEYS OR WHAT'S OUT THERE, I DON'T KNOW, BUT THERE ARE SOME WAYS TO COME UP WITH THE NECESSARY FUNDING.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=the necessary funding.]


Whitaker says, for him, raising taxes is "not" an option.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Shatner-Pool]


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


A woman found dead in actor William Shatner's pool has been identified by police as his 40 year old wife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Studio City, CA]


Authorities in Los Angeles say Shatner called 9-1-1 just after 10 last night to say he found the woman.
By the time firefighters got there, the actor had pulled her from the deep end.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[van-ax]


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


The driver of the van that crashed in central California yesterday, killing 13 people-- including himself -- did not have a driver's license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fresno Co., CA;]

[4:13:01]
Police say his driving privileges had been revoked because of several violations and that he was once arrested for drunken driving.
Police say the van was going at least 55 miles-an-hour when it hit a tractor trailer.
The van was packed with farm workers, most of whom were sitting without seat belts on benches.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( BRIAN YOKLEY/CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL:AFTER THE IMPACT EVERYONE PRETTY MUCH MOVED FORWARD...AND AS THE VEHICLE STOPPED DUE TO THE IMPACT EVERYONE PRETTY MUCH CONTINUED TO MOVE FORWARD INSIDE THE VAN))
[SUPER=01-Brian Yokley/CA Highway Patrol;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=forward inside the van.]
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[VO-NAT]


The driver of the Tractor Trailer was not injured.
The accident has renewed concerns about the common practice of transporting farm workers in crowded vans.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Mike Stevens is back from Frostburg, which means it's time for some local football previews.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=see ya then]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Here we produce]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Stephens/Hatchery Manager; :24]
[RUNS=2:40]
[OUT Q=65-70 thousand]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[E-Alleghany-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-31 TC24:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a scenic part of Southwest Virginia ... but its economy has seen better days.
As Scott Goldberg reports, the Alleghany Highlands isn't sharing the rest of Virginia's prosperity ... and people who work there want to turn things around.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./October 1998;00]
[SUPER=01-John Rice/Fmr. Chamber of Commerce Pres.; 37]
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Economic Development Authority; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Scott2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=sg,n7,alleghany county.]
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(([SOT from 98-57 at 1:27:29]
[IN Q=nat]

((NATSOUND: GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY.))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


Almost a year ago ... it was all smiles when a company from Massachusetts said it was moving to the Highlands and bringing 125 new jobs.
But that was then.
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[SOT 22:04:49]
[IN Q=we need to bring]

((WE NEED TO MARKET OUR AREA TO DRAW OUTSIDERS, TO BRING IN NEW DOLLARS.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=NEW DOLLARS]


Now, people who live and work there ... who've seen more layoffs than jobs created ... want to know why the economic good times are passing them by.
Tommy Tyree blames governments that can't cooperate...
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[SOT 21:59:47]
[IN Q=we need]

((TOMMY TYREE: WE NEED TO BRING IRON GATE, COVINGTON, CLIFTON FORGE, ALLEGHANY COUNTY TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=TOGETHER]


The former head of the region's chamber of commerce blames the people doing the blaming.
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[SOT 22:09:22]
[IN Q=they are not]

((JOHN RICE: THEY ARE NOT TAKING THE LEADERSHIP TO CORRECT DEFICIENCIES THAT EXIST IN THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=HIGHLANDS]
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[SOT 21:53:23]
[IN Q=IT'S BASICALLY]

((GLYNN LOOPE: IT'S BASICALLY TIME FOR THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE VISION OF WHAT IT WANTS TO BE WHEN IT GROWS UP.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=GROWS UP]


... and the director of the region's economic development authority says an abandoned locomotive repair shop in Clifton Forge could be at least part of that vision.
Glynn Loope sees a major manufacturer moving in ... after government grants pay for a 5-million-dollar cleanup.
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[SOT 21:49:35]
[IN Q=when you walk]

((GLYNN LOOPE: WHEN YOU WALK AROUND A FACILITY THAT ONCE EMPLOYED 2700 PEOPLE AND WAS ONCE THE HEARTBEAT OF CLIFTON FORGE, YOU CAN'T HELP BUT THINK, HOW COULD IT BE THAT AGAIN?))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=BE THAT AGAIN]


Renovating that shop would be just a small part of a big economic development puzzle ... putting all of the pieces together will be the hard part.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Alleghany County. ))

[E-NRV-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:25:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The New River Valley economy is poised to take a step into the world economy.
Representative Rick Boucher
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]

announced a new U-S customs office and a new foreign-trade-zone designation are coming to the N-R-V airport.
Two developments ... Boucher said ... that make it easier for local companies to do business overseas.
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[SOT 10:12:49]
[IN Q=WE CAN]

((RICK BOUCHER: WE CAN PROUDLY SAY TO THESE COMPANIES THAT ARE LOOKING TO THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE, WE OFFER A LOCAL CUSTOMS FACILITY AND WE OFFER A FOREIGN TRADE ZONE STATUS. AND IN TURN THEY CAN REDUCE THEIR COSTS AND BE MORE EFFICIENT IN THEIR BUSINESS OPERATIONS, BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE FACILITIES PRESENT HERE.))
[SUPER=@Boucher]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=PRESENT HERE]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now, companies have to use ports of entry as far away as Norfolk or Baltimore.
Local business leaders look forward to an international gateway in their back yard.
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[SOT 10:17:02]
[IN Q=time is money]

((STUART GILBERT: STUART GILBERT-DIRECTOR NRVEDA: TIME IS MONEY, SO IT'S GOING TO SAVE THEM A LOT OF MONEY, AND THESE EXISTING COMPANIES ARE NOT ONLY IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY, BUT IN THE SURROUNDING AREA TOO, THAT ARE ADJACENT TO US. ))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Gilbert/Economic Development Alliance]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=adjacent to us]
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[VO-NAT]


The customs office also gives international travelers in private planes the option of landing in the N-R-V.
Boucher expects more than 50 businesses to use the office in its first year.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new drug may help those with Parkinson's Disease.
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=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((RESEARCHERS IN ST. LOUIS SAY STROKE SURVIVORS WHO LATER UNDERGO HEART SURGERY HAVE A HIGHER RATE OF SUFFERING ANOTHER STROKE.
VT-VO ACCORDING TO THE STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL "CIRCULATION" PATIENTS WHO PREVIOUSLY SUFFERED FROM A STROKE WERE FOURTEEN PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE AFTER VARIOUS TYPES OF HEART PROCEDURES. TO THE SURPRISE OF THE DOCTORS WHO CONDUCTED THE STUDY WOMEN HAD A HIGHER RISK OF STROKE AND DEATH FROM STROKE THAN MEN.
VT-VO THERE IS NEW HOPE FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM THE PROGRESSIVE NERVE DISORDER KNOWN AS PARKINSON'S DISEASE. A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT THE DRUG KNOWN AS REQUIP CAN SUCCESSFULLY TREAT THE SYMPTOMS OF THIS DEBILITATING DISEASE WITHOUT MANY OF THE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH STANDARD TREATMENTS. FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS MANY PARKINSON'S PATIENTS HAVE TAKEN LEVODOPA. BUT THE MEDICATION'S EFFECTIVENESS DIMINISHED OVER TIME AND MANY PATIENTS SUFFERED SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS LIKE UNCONTROLLABLE BODY MOVEMENTS.
VT-VO AND YOU MAY NOT THINK SOMEONE WHO WORKS AT A COMPUTER FOR A LIVING HAS MUCH IN COMMON WITH A FORMULA ONE RACE CAR RACER. BUT A FRENCH SURGEON FOUND THAT A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF THESE SPEED DEMONS CAN SUFFER FROM REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY, A PROBLEM COMMON WITH OFFICE WORKERS. THE DOCTOR STUDIED 22 DRIVERS DURING LAST YEAR'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. HE FOUND THAT TWO THIRDS OF THEM COMPLAINED OF WRIST PAINS, NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN THE FINGERS. TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM, THE DOCTOR SUGGESTS DRIVERS USE A WRIST PAD ON THE STEERING WHEEL.

ONCAM=DAVE

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[SUPER=16-(540) 897-5401/Paint Bank Hatchery;]



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

[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]


A Henry County woman is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head while authorities search for the suspect who abducted her Saturday night.
Twenty three year old Shannon Wright says a man kidnapped her and drove her to Axton where he shot her and left her in the trunk of her car.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The forest fire in Botetourt County that has encroached on Interstate 81 is now fully contained.
But the Virginia Department of Forestry says this blaze could burn for days or even weeks, if there is no significant rainfall.
So far around 800 acres have been charred.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Authorities in Los Angeles are investigating the death of actor William Shatner's wife.
She was found dead in the backyard pool of their home last night.
Police say it was Shatner who found his wife, pulled her out and called 9-1-1.
Operators instructed him on performing C-P-R but he had no success.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Henry-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:38:49]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Abduction]


A Henry County woman who was shot in the head and left for dead in the trunk of her car is recovering in a North Carolina hospital... as authorities search for her attacker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


23-year-old Shannon Wright says she drove to Riverside Plaza in Bassett late Saturday night to meet someone.
Instead, she says a man kidnapped her and drove her to a secluded area near Axton, off of Route 648.
It's there, she says, that he forced her into the trunk and shot her.
She was discovered by a passing motorist who heard noises from the car.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[Dissolve to Pinnacle]
The woman describes her attacker as a white man, 6-feet-one inches tall, in his late 20s or early 30s, with long blond hair. She says he was wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[Graphic=hold]


Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's department.

[Bedford-Arrest]


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


The arrest of a Florida teenager on murder- for- hire charges has halted what Bedford County authorities say would have been a major drug smuggling operation.
19- year- old Paul Douglas Pearce was arrested yesterday after trying to hire an undercover deputy to murder a witness who was going to testify against him.
Police say the arrest stems from an undercover investigation that involved cocaine traffickers who had targeted Bedford County as a main distribution point.
Pearce is being held without bond.

[E-Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:50:43]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


The forest fire that has raged close to Interstate 81 is fully contained.
But the Virginia Department of Forestry says this blaze could burn for days and even weeks, if there is no significant rainfall.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's destroyed]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Boblett/Fire Victim; :01]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Va. Dept. of Forestry; :41]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :58]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=N7 Botetourt County.]
(([SOT 8:34]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BOBLETT/FIRE VICTIM: IT'S DESTROYED OUR MOUNTAIN AND ALL OUR GOOD HUNTING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :04]

Wayne Boblett is one of four owners of a hunting lodge on Purgatory Mountain. Since Saturday he's watched the land he has hunted on since the early 80's get eaten up by fire. Fire fighters have constructed a back fire around his cabin to protect it from possible damage, but Boblett says it's hard to see his land destroyed.
[SOT 9:39]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE BOBLETT/FIRE VICTIM: THE WAY EVERYBODY TALKS IT'S GONE GONE IT'S ALREADY BURNT FROM THE HOUSES TO THE TOP.)) [OUTQ]
[RUNS=:]

Fire crews have been using helicopters carrying water, bulldozers to make fire lines, and over 100 fire fighters to control the blaze.
[SOT 1:28]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/DEPT. OF VIRGINIA FORESTRY: WE'RE CHANGING OUT OF THE NINE HOUR SHIFT 9 AM TO 9 PM AND WE ARE BRINGING PEOPLE IN FROM ACROSS THE STATE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :05]

So far officials have ruled smoking out as a cause of the fire.
[SOT 1:54]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/DEPT. VIRGINIA FORESTRY: WE'VE GOT SOME LEADS OVER NIGHT THAT IS POINTING TO A MECHANICAL FAILURE ON A VEHICLE ON SATURDAY AT 1:30 ALONG THE ROADSIDE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=:]

When it's all said and done 12-hundred acres will have been destroyed. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))

[E-Blasting-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:03:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke sewer project is on hold for now -- after an explosion sent rocks flying onto the highway above.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Gene West was driving his new truck along the Roy Webber Expressway Friday night.
Suddenly a flying rock punctured a hole in his hood and shattered his windshield.
Glass scraped his eye.
Engineers say they were blasting rock out of the Roanoke River near Wiley Drive -- right underneath the highway.
They say they don't know what went wrong in the explosion but they've stopped work until they can figure it out.


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[2-van-ax]


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


A deadly auto accident in central California has renewed concerns about the common practice of transporting farm workers in crowded vans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fresno Co., CA;]

[4:13:01]
Police a van carrying tomato pickers was going at least 55 miles-an-hour when it slammed into a tractor trailer.
Authorities say 13 people in the van were killed and two others injured.
The driver of the Tractor Trailer was hurt.
Most of the workers were sitting without seat belts on benches.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( Brian Yokley, California Highway Patrol:This is one of the worst I have seen."))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=for this area]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the man driving the van was driving without a license.
It had been revoked because of several violations including a D-U-I.
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[2-E-L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 38:24]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


It will cost 100 million dollars over the next ten years for the city of Lynchburg to renovate and expand its existing school buildings.
Now officials have to decide what comes first and how to pay for it.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Faced with a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/Lynchburg School Board Member; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member; :56]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Right now, the average secondary school in Lynchburg is 33 years old.. the list of needed repairs and renovations to those facilities grows longer every day.
Add to that a lack of space in the city's elementary schools, created by a growing demand for special education and technology classrooms.
A task force has itemized where each school needs to expand or renovate.. now educators and city officials must decide what comes first.
[SOT 11:24:11]

((TRACEY SHAW/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE NATURALLY THINK THESE NEEDS ARE MORE THAN NEEDS, THEY APPROACH NECESSITIES, BUT EVERYONE LIVES WITHIN FINANCIAL LIMITS AND WE'LL WORK THROUGH HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=that are available.]


What's available will be up to city council, which now must figure out how to come up with an extra ten million dollars a year in school funding.
[SOT 11:21:29]

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TRY TO BE INNOVATIVE IN HOW WE FIND THE FUNDING, WHETHER IT BE BORROW MORE MONEY, WHETHER WE GO TO THE STATE AND REQUEST MORE MONEY, WHETHER WE FIND GRANT MONEYS OR WHAT'S OUT THERE, I DON'T KNOW, BUT THERE ARE SOME WAYS TO COME UP WITH THE NECESSARY FUNDING.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=the necessary funding.]


Whitaker says, for him, raising taxes is "not" an option.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After they've been]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Stephens/Hatchery Manager; 1:11]
[RUNS=3:06]
[OUT Q=10 inches in leanth]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 897-5401/Paint Bank Hatchery;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: fish))

[E-Gilmore-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:33:04]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore met with several Governors--
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[VO-NAT]

in an effort to help farmers survive the drought with their farms intact.
The Governors are working together to come up with a new plan to help - they say federal assistance that's currently available is inadequate, because it would just send farmers into more debt.
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[SOT]

[18:35:10-18:35:29]
[IN Q=What's been]
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=grant program.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore met with the Governors of West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
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Police say actor William Shatner found his 40 year old wife dead in their pool.
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Authorities in Los Angeles say Shatner called 9-1-1 just after 10 last night to say he found the woman.
By the time firefighters got there, the actor had pulled the her from the deep end.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Last night it wasn't Jesse Ventura the Governor of Minnesota, but Jesse Ventura "the body."
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Governor Ventura made his return to the World Wrestling Federation last night, with a live appearance on the W-W-F's "Raw Is War" event.
He was on hand to promote his appearance later this month as a guest referee at a W-W-F title match.
He'll referee the August 22nd match between federation champion Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H.
The sold out event will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View.
Ventura says he'll donate his 100 thousand dollar fee to charity.
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In sports, the Browns make a victorious return to the N-F-L.
Here's Mike Stevens with highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The forest fire burning on Purgatory Mountain in Botetourt County is now fully contained.
But it could be weeks before all the flames are out, especially if there is little rain.
2 helicopters carrying water, 6 bulldozers, and more than 100 fire fighters have been working on controlling the fire.
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A Henry County woman who was shot in the head and left for dead in the trunk of her car is recovering in a North Carolina hospital... as authorities search for her attacker.
23-year-old Shannon Wright says she drove to Riverside Plaza in Bassett late Saturday night to meet someone.
Instead, she says a man kidnapped her and drove her to a secluded area near Axton, off of Route 648.
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Lynchburg officials are trying to decide what school improvements are needed most and how to pay for the estimated 100-million dollar price tag.
Right now, the average secondary school in Lynchburg is 33 years old.. the list of needed repairs and renovations to those facilities grows longer every day.
One city council member says raising taxes to pay for the renovations is not an option.
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