[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The death toll continues to climb from yesterday's 7 point 4 quake in Turkey.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And an unprecedented murder trial in Florida, as it's played out on the internet.
(/////////////)
[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]

Another hot one today-- a cool front is passing by, but you'd never know it. Expect highs this afternoon in the 90s again.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Turkey]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


More than 35-hundred are known dead in the wake of yesterday's earthquake in northwestern Turkey.
And despite an international rescue effort, that number is expected to rise.
Lisa Hughes reports from the State Department in Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Northwestern, Turkey;]
[SUPER=03-Dover AFB, DE;]
[super=01-Mike Tamillow/Fairfax Co. Batallion Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Garrett Dyer/Fairfax Co. Search and Rescue;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]

((

(LOCATOR: NORTHWESTERN TURKEY)


RESCUERS IN TURKEY CONTINUE DIGGING THROUGH RUBBLE WITH THEIR BARE HANDS, TRYING TO FIND SURVIVORS MORE THAN A DAY AFTER ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL EARTHQUAKES IN 20 YEARS.

(NATS, CRIES FROM BUILDING)


THERE IS STILL HOPE. THE CRIES COME FROM BENEATH PILES OF CONCRETE AND METAL. BUT HOSPITALS ARE OVERWHELMED. HOMES HAVE BEEN FLATTENED AND AT LEAST 35-HUNDRED PEOPLE ARE DEAD. THAT NUMBER IS GOING UP.

(LOCATOR: DOVER AFB, DE)



(NATS)


THE U.S AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SENDING HELP. MEMBERS OF VIRGINIA'S FAIRFAX COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM DEPARTED DOVER AIR FORCE BASE OVERNIGHT. WITH YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL RESCUE EXPERIENCE, THEY'LL BE ON THE FRONT LINE IN NORTHWESTERN TURKEY.

(SOT, MIKE TAMILLOW, FAIRFAX CO. BATALLION CHIEF, "What we're

predominatntly keying in on is trying to rescue people from collapsed reinforced concrete buildings which are very difficult for the local people to handle.")
DOCTORS, ENGINEERS, RESCUE SPECIALISTS, ALL EXPECT TO BE ON THE GROUND IN TURKEY BY THE END OF THE DAY. IN ADDITION A TEAM OF SNIFFER DOGS AND HANDLERS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE BUILDINGS HARDEST HIT WHERE TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

(SOT, GARRETT DYER, FAIRFAX CO. SEARCH AND RESCUE, "A successful mission

is just going over there and being able to help anyone in their time of need, whether it is one victim or 20.")
THE NEED IS OVERWHELMING. AMONG THE GREATEST CONCERNS TODAY, A REFINERY BLAZE THREATENING TO IGNITE 700-THOUSAND TONS OF CRUDE OIL NEAR THE QUAKE'S EPICENTER IN IZMIT. DESPITE THIS LATEST DANGER, PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR MISSING RELATIVES SIMPLY REFUSE TOLEAVE.

(HUGHES STANDUP CLOSE)))


[CA-QUAKE]


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


Another earthquake, this one near San Francisco shook homes and buildings last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bolinas, CA;]

[4:05:47]
There are no reports of serious injuries or damage.
The moderate quake registered five point zero on the Richter scale and it was centered near the San Andreas fault line.
It last about 20 seconds.
Several after shocks were later recorded.
(------------)


[Humphries]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


Less than a month after his murder conviction, Carroll Eugene Humphries is seeking a new trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/September 28, 1998;]


A Putnam County, West Virginia jury convicted Humphries last month of hiring two hit men to plant a homemade bomb on the hood of Billy Ray Abshire's car in 1976.
Abshire's wife, Kitty, married Humphries four months after the murder.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Noon]


Now Humphries is asking for a new trial because he says the first one was full of errors.
He's scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Lewisburg.
His lawyer says he will seek home confinement if a new trial is denied.
Humphries could face a life sentence.

[Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-25]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police are calling the fatal shooting of a man in Pittsylvania County accidental.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


25-year old Clyde Stevenson Graves of (Nath-uh-lee) Nathalie was driving on Northside Drive in the Gretna area last night when he tried to pull a 44-caliber handgun from his belt.
It went off-- hitting him in the stomach.
He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy will be performed.
(------------)



[Daughter-shot]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=leagal Scales]


Closing arguments are underway in Orlando, Florida, this afternoon in the case of a 68-year-old woman accused of trying to kill her adult daughter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]


Shirley Egan first made news when she allegedly shot her daughter.
Now she's making history, her trial is the first to be broadcast live by local court on the internet.
Chief Justice Ted Coleman calls it a public service and the future of the American courtroom.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[10:16-26]
[IN Q=I want them to come...]
[SUPER=01-Ted Coleman/9th District Chief Justice;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=don't know about.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Egan looked horrified yesterday as jurors viewed a videotaped deposition from her paralyzed daughter, Georgette Smith.
It was taken in May, one day before Smith was taken off life support and died.
Police say Egan opened fire on Smith and her daughter's boyfriend after hearing them talk about putting her in a nursing home.
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[woodward]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The parents of former British au pair Louise Woodward, told a British court today they never stole from a trust fund set up for their daughter's appeal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chester, UK;]


Sue and Gary Woodward each face theft charges.
They're accused of submitting a false invoice for living expenses during their daughter's murder trial in Massachusetts two years ago.
Louise Woodward was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a baby in her care.
A judge later reduced that to manslaughter and freed her.
(------------)



[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke prepares to welcome a Presidential candidate.
More on George W. Bush's visit is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And investigators are trying to figure out what caused this fiery crash landing in Las Vegas.
(--------------)
[Talent=Andrew]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There are no serious injuries to report after an executive jet made a fiery emergency landing at a Las Vegas airport last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


The pilot apparently couldn't lower the landing gear which forced him to bring the plane down on it's belly.
Flames could be seen shooting out from underneath as the plane landed.
As soon as the jet stopped, the passengers on board rushed out.
Fire fighters were quick to put out the flames.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN=PILOTS ARE...]
[SUPER=01-John Hanks/McCarran Airport;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=expected, landed perfectly.]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]


An investigation into the incident is underway.
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[SHATNER-911]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Los Angeles police have released the tape of 9-1-1 call actor William Shatner made the night his wife drown.
An emotional Shatner is heard telling police his wife is still in the family swimming pool.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[7:08:3--7:08:52]
[IN Q=my poor wife's at the bottom]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=don't hang up the phone, hello.]
[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[SS=None]

Authorities say Shatner performed C-P-R on his wife Nerine, but was unable to resuscitate her. Results of an autopsy are pending.
But authorities say they have found no foul play involved in her death.

[E-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Republican Pesidential candidate George W. Bush is making his first Roanoke campaign visit tonight and tomorrow-- and he's hoping to collect a lot of money before he leaves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 22]


Fund-raisers in Virginia have already brought in more than three quarters of a million dollars to the Bush campaign.
His itinerary in Roanoke includes a one thousand-dollar-a-plate lunch tomorrow.
Bush will also visit the West End Center for Youth .. and the Roanoke Farmer's Market.
(------------)



[Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


The killer of a Chesapeake woman last night became the tenth Virginia inmate to put to death.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN]
Marlon Dewayne Williams was pronounced dead shortly after nine at the Greenville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
Earlier yesterday, Williams withdrew his request for clemency from Governor Gilmore.
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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Falwell]


For a man who stirred up controversy by calling one of the Teletubbies gay, the Reverend Jerry Falwell has had a change of heart...sort of.
After meeting with Reverend Mel White, a gay activist, Falwell has decided to tone down his anti-gay rhetoric. This is in anticipation of a meeting with 200 gays and lesbians this fall.
As the founder of the now-defunct Moral Majority, Farewell still believes that homosexuality is a sin. But he says he'll welcome the chance to lower the rhetoric on both sides of the gay rights issue.

[Lake-Buoys]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:42:16]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]


Whether to remove no-wake buoys at Smith Mountain Lake is apparently not an easy decision.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Franklin County supervisors could NOT make up their minds last night on the lake's policy advisory board recommendation to remove 20 buoys.
Even residents can not decide whether the buoys that force boaters to slow down are beneficial.
For Bruce Reichelderfer, the decision to keep them is easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:26:24]
[IN Q=We'll see]

((REICHELDERFER: WE'LL SEE TWO OR THREE DOZEN PEOPLE ON THE WEEKEND WHO COME IN HERE TO PICNIC AND ARE PROTECTED BY THE BUOYS.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Reichelderfer/Lake Resident]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=protected by the buoys]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The lake policy board reserves buoys primarily for PUBLIC areas, and residents like Bob Halstead agree that buoys do not belong in private coves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:21:18]
[IN Q=I call it]

((HALSTEAD: I CALL IT THE WHITE PICKET FENCE EFFECT. YOU HAVE ALL THESE NO WAKE BUOYS. PRETTY SOON YOU HAVE THIS WHITE PICKET FENCE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LAKE TO THE DAM.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Halstead/Lake Resident]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to the dam]
[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


All three counties must agree to let the policy advisory board remove the buoys -- Bedford takes up the matter Monday night.

[E-Tobacco-Board]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-32 29:32]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


There are two chunks of money tobacco companies will be paying out in the next few decades.
State officials are trying to figure out how to deal with the smaller one.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday convened the new board that will hand out the so-called "Side Agreement" money to tobacco growers and quota holders.
Governor Gilmore appointed all but two on the all white, all male Certification Board that will divvy up the money.

Democrats warned that the bylaws the group adopted would allow secret meetings.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We would]
[sot 14:27:55]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE WOULD JUST HOPE THAT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE KEPT AWARE EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS HOW THIS MONEY IS GOING TO BE SPENT.))
[sot 12:04:28 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL THIS IS A PRIVATE TRUST. IT IS NOT... IN THE OPEN AND IN THE CLEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :00]
[super=@Gilmore; :10]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in the clear.]
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[TALENT=MElanie]
[SS=Hold]


While the Side Agreement means 339-million dollars for Virginia growers over the next dozen years... the Master Settlement Agreement will mean four BILLION for Virginia over 25 years.
Almost half of that will head back to the tobacco-dependent communities of Southside and southwest Virginia.
[TAKE TAKE TAKE TAKE TAKE]

[E-Farm-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:51:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[TAKE TAKE TAKE TAKE]

(--------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


But many Southside tobacco farmers are worried they'll NEVER see their share of the tobacco settlement.
Grower Wayne Motley and his father, Archie Lee, say they could use the money to replace the 20 acres they've lost because of quota cuts.
But they're not counting on it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It'll just be tied up in the government]

((WAYNE MOTLEY: IT'LL JUST BE TIED UP IN THE GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS. IT'S MY BELIEF. I HOPE I'M WRONG.)) ((ARCHIE LEE MOTLEY: I THINK SOME OF THE TOWNS AND SO FORTH WILL GET MORE THAN THE GROWERS ARE LIKELY TO GET, BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE WANTS A PIECE OF THE PIE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Motley/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Archie Lee Motley/Tobacco Farmer; :07]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=everybody else wants a piece of the pie.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Their concerns are warranted.
Southside farmer C-D Bryant sits on the Governor's settlement task force. He says the settlement money depends on whether tobacco companies are able to pay it out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:12:42 - :50]

((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: HOPEFULLY, WITH ALL THE LITIGATION THAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY, THE INDUSTRY WILL SURVIVE. AND THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT.))
[SUPER=01-C. D. Bryant/Concerned Friends of Tobacco;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUTQ=receive a payment.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Bryant says he expects farmers to get their first payment from the grower's settlement in December. After that, he says, further payments are iffy.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Could the Army be marching to the aid of drought- stricken Southwest Virginia?
It's a possiblity one legislator wants the President to consider.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And as rivers and resevoirs continue to die up yet another community faces mandatory water restrictions.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Bedford-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


Another Virginia community faces mandatory water conservation measures
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bedford City Council made the announcement last night.
The city was using the Big Otter River as a water supply before it dried up.
Now with their water resources drained, residents face tighter restrictions.
(\\\\\\\SOT////////)
[SOT 17:57]
[INQ=With the resevoir]

((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER: WITH THE RESERVOIR WE HAVE 70 TO 80 DAYS LEFT WITH THE MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO LENGTHEN THE TIME OF THE WATER IN THE RESERVOIR.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Meadows/Bedford City Manager;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=water in the resevoir]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]


The city has already shut down its fountain in front of the municipal building.
Police and other public officials will be watching homes and businesses to make sure the restrictions are being followed.
(-------------)



[Drought-Declaration]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Drought 99]


Five more Virginia counties have been declared agricultural disaster areas because of the drought.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE MAP PINNACLE FULL SCREEN]
Rockingham, Alleghany, Page, Shenandoah, and Buckingham Counties are eligible for emergency low-interest loans after yesterday's announcement by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.
(-------------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=Hold]


Meantime Congressman Virgil Goode is asking President Clinton to dispatch the U-S military to distribute water to drought-stricken areas.
There's been NO response yet from the White House.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 60 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in Sports-- Virginia Tech's head coach says the Hokies are getting too much preseason attention,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And the Lady Hokies welcome a new recruit to their basketball team.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 15227TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech football team apparently has attracted too much attention.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Yesterday Frank Beamer announced that all Tech practices are closed to the public beginning this morning.
Tech operated under an open door policy in the past, but this year the distractions are apparently getting out of hand.
So, if you want to see the team you'll have to wait until the opener against JMU on September 4th.
(------------)



[S-Commitment]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-40 20337TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tech basketball]


Virginia Tech's women's basketball team is also attracting the attention of some of the best players in the state.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Hometown Hoops Weekly; :00]


Carroll County's Erin Gibson has verbally committed to Tech.
The six-three center is a rising junior and averages 20-point-five points, 12 rebounds, two-point-five blocks and more than two steals a game.
Last season Erin made first teams in the district and region and was honorable mention for the state.
She is the complete package with a four-point-oh GPA.
Carroll County Coach Howard Mayo says Erin has always wanted to go to Tech.
(------------)



[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-48]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


Redskins' head coach Norv Turner says his starters will each play half of Friday night's game with the Buffalo Bills.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


One of the many new starters in 1999 is second year linebacker Shawn Barber-- who has ties to the old dominion.
The former University of Richmond Spider was taken in the fourth round of the 1998 draft. Last year he played in all 16 games and made the most of every opportunity
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]

((SHAWN BARBER:))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Barber/Redskins Starting Linebacker; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...THIS YEAR."]
(------------)

[VO NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA;]


At six two and 224 pounds Barber relies on his quickness and instincts more than power.
He will start at the right outside linebacker spot, and already he is being favorably compared to Monte Coleman, who played 216 games in his 16 years with the Skins.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="If I can...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...BACK IN WASHINGTON."]



[S-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-46 03:52]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Floyd County Buffaloes are coming off a 9-and-2 season and they hope that even more wins are in the picture this season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]


The Buffaloes, who struck a pose yesterday, return 13 starters, seven on offense, six on defense.
Floyd finished second in the Three Rivers District and to go a step higher, the defense must improve.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Last year]

(( WINFRED BEALE/BEGINS 19TH SEASON AS FLOYD HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Winfred Beale/Floyd Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....get the job done"]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Buffaloes welcome back four out of five lineman, a quarterback and tailback Josh Spence to the roster.
Spence, an all state performer, knows his name will be at the top of most scouting reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="the coaches]

((JOSH SPENCE/SCORED 14 TOUCHDOWNS LAST YEAR:))
[SUPER=01-Josh Spence/14 Touchdowns Last Year; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....in this situation"]



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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 99001]
You can catch our season preview Friday night at 11:35.
It's the first Friday Football Extra of the 1999 season. (-------------)