[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

More details are emerging in the case of the alleged gunman in the Jewish community center shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And at look at Buford Furrow's local ties to the Roanoke Valley.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We'll pick up some cloud cover later today as a cold front approaches from the west.... also increased humidity and more hot temperatures.
AFter highs top out in the mid 90s this afternoon, we could see some scattered thunderstorms developing by tonight,
The complete weekend outlook, up next.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-31 29:12]
[GRAPHIC=Giles County Drowning]


A Montgomery County man is dead after striking his head while swimming with friends near McCoy Falls in the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


Authorities say 25-year old David Lee Long of Christiansburg was swinging from a rope tied to a tree yesterday and apparently hit his head when he dove into the water.
State police believe the injury caused Long to lose consciousness and drown.
They say Long had been doing somersaults from the rope into just four feet of water.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Apparently ]

((SGT. BILLY WIATT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: APPARENTLY THE VICTIM STRUCK HIS HEAD ON A ROCK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND WAS PULLED OUT FROM THERE APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 FEET FROM WHERE HE WENT UNDER.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=went under.]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends at the scene estimate Long was in the water about five minutes before they realized something was wrong and pulled his body from the river.
He died about an hour later at the hospital.
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[LA-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]


The man suspected of killing a Los Angeles postal worker and wounding children at a Jewish community center reportedly scouted several places for Jewish targets.
But the L-A Times says Buford Furrow stumbled upon the community center by accident.
In the wake of these shootings, the Clinton administration is renewing it's efforts to pass a federal hate crimes bill.
The legislation which is being held up by House Republicans would expand federal powers to prosecute hate crimes.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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[SOT]

[4:01:05]
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alejandro Mayork/U.S. Attorney; :18]
[SUPER=01-Hovik Gaibyan/Taxi Driver; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=cbs news Los Angeles.]

((

Authorities say this is the face of hate. Buford Furrow is the man accused of murdering a postal worker, and opening fire at a Jewish Center. Now, prosecutors have released disturbing details of his crime spree through Southern California.

(SOT: Alejandro Mayorkas, US Attorney)

"He stated that the postal worker was a good "target of opportunity" to kill because he was "non-white".
The account is from the alleged confession of the white supremacist. In it, prosecutors say Furrow told the FBI gruesome details about the postal worker's death.

(SOT: Mayorkas)

"He asked if the mail carrier could mail a letter for him. When the mail carrier agreed, Furrow pulled out the Glock and shot the carrier two times."
Furrow, shackled and handcuffed, was led into a courtroom Thursday morning - arraigned on federal charges.
The 37-year-old man is accused of gunning down the postal worker, who is Filipino American, and opening fire in the Jewish Center Tuesday morning. There, he hit five people, including three small children.
(NATS)

Furrow surrendered to the FBI after taking a taxi to Las Vegas. The cab driver who took him there says he had no idea his passenger was a wanted fugitive.

(SOT: Hovik Gaibyan/Taxi Driver)


"I didn't know it was him until I saw him on TV."

(STANDUP)))[Furrow]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]


Buford Furrow, Junior has roots in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]


Furrow's father attended Jefferson High school in Roanoke.
And is pictured here in a 1950 yearbook.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Furrow's grandmother, Clarsie Furrow, lives in Salem.
She says the family believes that Furrow is mentally ill--and his illness may have contributed to the shooting.
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[SOT 02:21:23]
[IN Q=His mind is]

((CLARSIE FURROW/SUSPECT'S GRANDMOTHER: HIS MIND IS SO MESSED UP. I DON'T THINK YOU COULD TALK TO HIM. I THINK HE WOULD BE INCAPABLE OF BEING TALKED TO))
[SUPER=01-Clarsie Furrow/Suspect's Grandmother]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Clarsie says she has no plans to talk to her grandson--but continues to pray for him daily.

[E-Columbine-Minister]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:44:22]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A Colorado minister who was among the first to counsel students at Columbine High School after last April's shooting rampage was in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Dr. E. Michael Caner (CANN-ur) spoke to a luncheon crowd for the Family Policy Network yesterday.
Caner says nothing could have prepared him for the scenes of carnage he encountered April 20th.
The Baptist minister says he had trouble convincing other pastors to come offer assistance.
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[SOT 9:25:22]

((MICHAEL CANER: WE HAVE A TENDENCY AS A PEOPLE, CHRISTIANS, WHEN CRISIS COMES, WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES, THE FIRST THING WANT TO SAY IS `WE TOLD YOU SO', AND THE SECOND THING WE WANT TO DO IF IT'S REALLY HITTING CLOSE TO HOME IS BACK AWAY.))

[SUPER=01-Dr. E. Michael Caner/Colorado Minister; :00]
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[OUT Q=is back away.]
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[VO-NAT]


If America is going to prevent similar tragedies, (CANN-ur) Caner says families and churches need to get involved with the young people of their community.
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[E-Huffman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:07:15]
[GRAPHIC=Huffman]



A Roanoke jury found Jimmy Huffman NOT guilty of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The conversation recorded and transcribed by Vice Squad Officer Todd Clingenpeel lasted nearly three hours last October in Wasena Park.
After some veiled references to sex, Huffman asked: "What kind of help do you need?
Sergeant Clingenpeel said: "I don't know. Use your imagination."
"Use my imagination, or use my lips?" Huffman says.
When Clingenpeel pressed for a direct answer, the 28-year old computer consultant said only: "I like to help people when they need it."
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A dozen men have pled guilty rather than face a jury. Huffman is the first to win an acquittal.

[E-Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:38:07]
[GRAPHIC=Bryant]


Clyde Bryant, Junior owes a total of more than three million dollars to 18 prominent people.
At his sentencing in federal court yesterday, the judge ordered the bankrupt antiques dealer to make restitution... at a rate of 25-dollars a month.
Bryant will be expected to pay that out of his prison pay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 17]


Bryant pled guilty in May to money laundering and wire fraud.
His probation officer says his victims describe Clyde Bryant as - quote - "a smooth talker and con man...".
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The judge ordered Bryant to serve three months beyond the five- year sentence set forth in the plea agreement.



[E-Pulaski-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC1:35:16]
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The state has given the town of Pulaski a grant designed to protect history.
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[VO-NAT 97-31]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/1997]


The town will use it's share of the 65-thousand dollar grant to put Calfee Park on the national register of historic places.
The town owned ball-park was built in the 1930's and is one of the oldest active baseball stadiums in the country.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Fairfax, Richmond, Suffolk, Leesburg and Middleburg will also get chunks of the grant.
The state expects the projects to begin next month.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study suggests weight problems and allergies may play a role in who develops Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information:
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) RESEARCHERS IN CALIFORNIA SAY THEY'VE DEVELOPED A LESS INVASIVE WAY TO DETECT BLOOD CLOTS IN THE LUNGS.
THE NEW TEST MEASURES EXHALED CARBON DIOXIDE. WHEN IT WAS GIVEN TO TWELVE PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF HAVING THE CLOTS, THE PROCEDURE CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED THE EMBOLISMS IN ALL THE PATIENTS WITH THE CONDITION.
THESE TYPES OF CLOTS OCCUR IN ONE TO TWO PERCENT OF TRAUMA PATIENTS AND CAN BE FATAL UP TO 50 PERCENT OF THE TIME.

VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS WEIGHT PROBLEMS AND ALLERGIES MAY PLAY A ROLE IN WHO DEVELOPS NON HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA, A CANCER OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
RESEARCHERS IN CALIFORNIA FOUND THAT OBESE PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP THE DISEASE WHILE PEOPLE WITH A HISTORY OF CERTAIN TYPES OF ALLERGIES ARE LESS LIKELY TO.
ABOUT TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND AMERICANS DIE FROM NON HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA EACH YEAR.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND A GROUP OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE DISCOVERED EVIDENCE OF A VIRUS LINKED TO HUMAN BREAST CANCER.
THE VIRUS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO ONE THAT CAUSES BREAST CANCER IN LABORATORY MICE WAS FOUND IN MORE THAN EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT OF WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER.
THE SCIENTISTS SAY THIS DISCOVERY COULD EVENTUALLY LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VACCINE FOR THE DISEASE.

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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Buford furrow.... the white supremacist who authorities say went on a shooting spree at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles.... will face five attempted murder charges in connection with the incident.
We now learn that he allegedly admitted to police that he later killed a Filipino postal worker, because he was not white.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And a local tie to the alleged gunman.
Furrow's father Burford Furrow Senior, attended Jefferson High school in Roanoke.
And his grandmother, Clarsie Furrow lives in Salem.
She says the family believes that Furrow junior is mentally ill.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Utah's governor today is expected to formally ask President Clinton for federal aid to speed recovery from the tornado that ravaged Salt Lake City this week.
Salt Lake's Mayor says the damage from the surprise twister is at least 150 million dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Prostitution-Ring]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Minneapolis, MN;]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
In Minnesota... prosecutors believe they have finally busted a major teen prostitution ring that covered 24 states

and canada...
Fifteen members of a Minneapolis family are accused of enslaving teenage girls, and selling them for sex, for the past 17 years.
Randi Kaye has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Schultz/Minneapolis Police Chief; :24]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Andy Schmidt/Minneapolis Police Dept ; :40]
[SUPER=01-Randi Kaye/Reporting; 1:20]
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[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32]
[GRAPHIC=Furrow]


The man charged with wounding five people at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles and then killing a mail carrier has family in the Roanoke Valley.
Buford Furrow, Junior's father went to school in Roanoke and his grandmother now lives in Salem.
Joy Sutton spoke with Furrow's grandmother on the families reaction to the shootings.
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[SUPER=01-Clarsie Furrow/Suspect's Grandmother;31]
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(( Buford Furrow, Junior's father attended Jefferson High School in Roanoke.
This is his father's picture in a 1950 yearbook.
His grandmother, Clarsie Furrow, says she hasn't seen her grandson in 11 years.
She remembers him as an energetic child who used to deliver papers and came to visit only on a few occasions.
But Clarsie says Furrow is mentally ill and had put himself in an institution because he was having panic attacks.
And she says that Furrow's father faults doctors - saying they never should have released him.
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[SOT 02:04:21]
[IN Q=His daddy's blaming]

((CLARSIE FURROW/GRANDMOTHER: HIS DADDY IS BLAMING THAT DOCTOR FOR LETTING HIM OUT. WHEN THEY KNOW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM))
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Clarsie says her grandson then got mixed up with the wrong crowd.
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[SOT 02:11:19]
[IN Q=the bunch of devils]

((CLARSIE FURROW: THE BUNCH OF DEVILS HE WAS RUNNING WITH PUT ALL THAT STUFF IN HIS MIND. I RECKON))
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[OUT Q=I reckon]


Clarsie says she has no plans to talk with her grandson.
She says she can only pray for him now because - in her words - his mind is so messed up.
Joy Sutton, News7, Salem. ))




[2E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-31 29:12]
[GRAPHIC=Giles County Drowning]


A swimming trip turned deadly after a Montgomery County man struck his head near McCoy Falls in the New River.


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


Authorities say 25-year old David Lee Long of Christiansburg was swinging from a rope tied to a tree yesterday and apparently hit his head when he dove into the water.
State police believe the injury caused Long to lose consciousness and drown.
They say Long had been doing somersaults from the rope into just four feet of water.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Apparently ]

((SGT. BILLY WIATT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: APPARENTLY THE VICTIM STRUCK HIS HEAD ON A ROCK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND WAS PULLED OUT FROM THERE APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 FEET FROM WHERE HE WENT UNDER.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
[RUNS=14 approx.]
[OUT Q=went under.]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends at the scene estimate Long was in the water about five minutes before they realized something was wrong and pulled his body from the river.
He died about an hour later at the hospital.
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[Tornado]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


Salt Lake City's mayor puts initial damage estimates from Wednesday's tornado at 150 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, Utah;]

[4:09:01]
That figure could rise today when the Federal Emergency Management Agency completes its report on the twister.
Federal assessors fanned out into the city yesterday to survey the damage.
The tornado killed one person and injured dozens of others.
More than 150 homes were damaged or destroyed.
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[SOT]



[IN Q=]

(( DARREN MARSHALL, WITNESS, "IT WAS ALMOST AN OMINOUS FEELING. IT WAS JUST OVERPOWERING. IT WASN'T LIKE A SCARY FEELING. IT WAS JUST A DIFFERENT FEELING. SO YOU STOOD THERE AND WATCHED? YES, I STOOD THERE AND WATCHED." GOV. MICHAEL LEAVITT, UTAH, "IT HAD TO HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED JUST A RARE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITION THAT CAME ALL AT ONCE, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW IT COULD HAVE STRUCK AT A MORE SENSITIVE PLACE AND TIME."))
[SUPER=01-Darren Marshall/Witness;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Leavitt/Utah Governor;]
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[OUT Q=stood there and watched.]
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[VO-NAT]


The city will be getting millions in disaster aid from the federal government.

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


It's business as usual in downtown Chicago today after a power outage left thousands of merchants in the dark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:13]
The outage caused the Chicago Board of Trade to close during its busiest time of the day.
It's estimated the blackout cost businesses an estimated 100 MILLION dollars.
Chicago mayor Richard Daley wants to know what's behind the power outage.
Com-ed... the city's power supplier was already feeling the heat after an outage in July when temperatures climbed to record levels.
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[E-Poultry-Farm]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-25 27:45:20]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


Farmers from all over the country come to Southwest Virginia to learn from a Buena Vista Farmer. Willie Nelson's Farm Aid group is holding him up as a model - saying his ideas with poultry are the type that can save small family farms.
Tina Tenret shows us how.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Andy Lee's 70 acre]
[SUPER=01-Andy Lee/Poultry Farmer; ]
[SUPER=01-Jack Graves/Missouri Farmer; ]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :51]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Buena Vista]

(( Andy Lee says local farmers could make a killing selling poultry to big grocery chains.
Right now, he just supplies local stores and restaurants, but says he makes more than big commercial guys with less investment.
And what's different is -- he lets his chickens roam free.
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[SOT 11:09:16]
[IN Q=But because]

((ANDY LEE/POULTRY FARMER: BECAUSE THEY CAN GO IN AND OUT AT WILL THEY'RE MUCH CLEANER, YOU SEE, AND APPEAR MUCH HEALTHIER.))
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[OUT Q=much healthier]


So Lee gets two dollars a pound for his poultry -- he says factory farmers earn only pennies per pound.
Lee has created movable pens to spread manure evenly.
He's striving to breed perfect chickens and turkeys.
And farmers worldwide flock to Lee to learn.
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[SOT 16:02:35]
[IN Q=I see some]

((JACK GRAVES/MISSOURI FARMER: I SEE SOME THINGS IN THE PENS AND THE DESIGN HERE THAT MAY BE BENEFICIAL TO US IN OUR OPERATIONS.))
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[SOT 16:52:43]
[IN Q=THIS FAMILY SAYS]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THIS FAMILY SAYS IT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ITS TRICKS WITH OTHER SMALL FARMERS TO HELP THEM SURVIVE.
SO IT OFFERS WEEKEND COURSES ON THE FARM. EACH ONE COSTS 285-DOLLARS. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BUENA VISTA.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:58:46]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]


Drivers got a chance to tell a safety task force how they'd change Interstate-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


The group met in Lexington.
Highway experts talked about their plans to make 81 a safer place to drive...
The drivers had a truckload of their own suggestions.
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[SOT 16:55:58////////16:54:58 task force tape]
[*********BUMP TWO SOTS**********]
[IN Q=I KNOW THAT 81]

((BRENDA BROWN-GROOMS: I KNOW THAT 81 IS AN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR FOR THIS SECTION OF THE WORLD. BUT I'D LIKE US TO DO WHAT CALIFORNIA HAS DONE. IN CALIFORNIA, THEY HAVE RESTRICTED TRUCKS TO THE SLOW LANE. /////////////// THURMAN WRIGHT: IT'S NOT NECESSARY THAT WE SPEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. JUST PUT A LITTLE TEETH INTO IT. YOU KNOW? DO SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Brown-Grooms/Natural Bridge;00]
[SUPER=01-Thurman Wright/Lexington;12]
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[OUT Q=DO SOMETHING]
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[VO-NAT]


Rumble strips to wake up weary drivers will be added to the highway in the next few months.
So will signs warning of bad conditions.
It will take about 20 years to widen the highway to five lanes.
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[E-Mounted-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-34 22:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police chief Joe Gaskins is asking officers to take on more responsibility for the same pay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Officers Kevin Hix and Jason Holt are training to become part of the mounted patrol.
They'll help patrol the downtown market or make special presentations at community events.
The police chief has been shuffling many officers around to increase contact with the community.
The department is also building a 100-thousand-dollar stable and grazing area due to open in October.
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[E-Speed-Fest]


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


NASCAR fans heading to the Winston Cup races in Martinsville this October have something else to get revved up about: Speed Fest '99.
The city and Coca-Cola will hold a two-day festival October first and second.
It will feature the music of Ricky Scaggs, along with games and appearances by NASCAR drivers.
The Chamber of Commerce expects the event to bring more than 50,000 visitors to Martinsville.
[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]


25 year old David Lee Long of Christiansburg is dead after striking his head while swimming near McCoy Falls in the New River yesterday.
Authorities say Long was swinging from a rope tied to a tree and apparently hit his head when he dove into the water.
State police believe the injury caused Long to lose consciousness and drown.
He died about an hour later at the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Buford Furrow Junior has ties to the Roanoke Valley. He is the man charged with wounding five people at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles and then killing a mail carrier.
Furrow's grandmother, Clarsie Furrow, lives in Salem.
She says the family believes that Furrow is mentally ill--and his illness may have contributed to the shooting.
Clarsie says she has no plans to talk to her grandson--but continues to pray for him daily.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Bankrupt antiques dealer Clyde Bryant, Junior owes 18 people a total of more than 3 million dollars. Yesterday a federal judge ordered him to make restitution at a rate of 25 dollars a month. Bryant will be expected to pay that out of his prison pay.
The judge ordered Bryant to serve three months beyond the five- year sentence set forth in the plea agreement.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Over the years, the Wythe county community of Rural Retreat has gained notoriety as the "Birthplace of Dr. Pepper"....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rural Retreat;]


While some disagree...it's a known fact that Dr. Charles Pepper DID live and work in Rural Retreat and the soda is named after him.
But visitors are also attracted to the Rural Retreat for its railroad heritage and small town hospitality...and sometimes visitors decide to make it their home.
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[SOT 11:15:13]
[IN Q=It's rural]

((VICKIE LEEDY/RURAL RETREAT WOMEN'S CLUB: IT'S RURAL AND RUSTIC BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL JUST DRIVE THROUGH AND SUDDENLY DECIDE THEY'RE GOING TO MOVE HERE AND LIVE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Vickie Leedy/Rural Retreat Women's Club;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=here and live here]
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[VO-NAT]


Come along for a tour of the town and its scenic lake area in this week's
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]

"Time Off" segment coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning. [GRAPHIC=TIME OFF]