[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Pittsylvania County firefighters battle a growing forest fire near Smith Mountain lake.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the top Republican presidential contender takes a campaign swing through Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Could we be seeing a break in the prolonged dry spell?
Low pressure will likely bring scattered showers starting later today and lasting into Friday.
Plus, a couple of tropical depressions could develop further in the next 24 hours.
Details on all of that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Pitts-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC13:55]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Firefighters and foresters are battling a forest fire in Pittsylvania County that's been burning for more than 15 hours.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Forestry officials estimate that as many as 300 acres have burned in the northwest corner of the county, near Smith Mountain Lake.
More than 60 foresters and firefighters from four counties worked through the night-- trying to contain the fire.


It spread rapidly because of high temperatures and winds, engulfing a half acre every minute.
Forestry officials say the fires still don't pose a threat to residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:19:52 - 3:20:08]
[IN Q=It would take several]

((RICHARD LAW/FRANKLIN CO. FOREST WARDEN: IT WOULD TAKE SEVERAL HOURS AND A LOT OF WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY BEFORE IT GOT AWAY FROM US. WE HAVEN'T GOT IT CONTAINED, BUT WE HAVE IT WHERE WE'RE NOT GOING TO LOSE ANY HOMES OR ANY HOMES ARE THREATENED.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Law/Franklin Co. Forest Warden;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=or any homes are threatened.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials believe the fire started yesterday afternoon around two. They still don't know the cause.
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[Roanoke-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush is in the middle of a Roanoke campaign stop.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Representative Bob Goodlatte met him at the airport last night.
This is the Texas Governor's third trip to Virginia, where he has already raised more than 750-thousand dollars.


Bush says Virginia is an important state to his campaign.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Virginia will be]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: VIRGINIA WILL BE PRECEDING THE MARCH 7-TH DATE WHICH IS THE BIG PRIMARY DAY AND I INTEND TO RUN WELL HERE.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/Presidential Candidate; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=run well here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Later today Bush will tour the West End Center and the Roanoke Farmer's Market and attend a thousand dollar a plate lunch.
We'll have more on his visit on News-7 at Noon.
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[581-Interchange]


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


After months of delays, a new interchange on Interstate 581 is set to open.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June;]


Beginning later today, drivers will be able to leave the Valley View Mall area on a new road.
The new interchange between Hershberger Road and Orange Avenue was supposed to open in the spring, but construction problems kept delaying the project.
We'll have more on the opening on News-7 at Noon.
(------------)



[turkey-quake]


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


Three Navy ships carrying 21-hundred Marines are on their way to Istanbul to help Turkish earthquake victims.
The ships are equipped with six operating rooms and carry eight doctors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Istanbul, Turkey;]


Officials say the confirmed death count now exceeds four-thousand, with more than 18-thousand injured.
Rescue crews from all over the world, including a specially trained team from Fairfax, are now on the scene, digging through the destruction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE TAMELLOW, (US SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM LEADER); "IT'S A MULTI DISCIPLINARY FORCE SO WE CAN DO SEARCH, BOTH WITH CANINE DOGS AND WITH ELECTRONIC LISTENING DEVICES OR WITH LITTLE CAMERAS THAT CAN PEER INTO HOLES IN THE WALL, VOID SPACES."))
[SUPER=01-Mike Tamellow/Search and Rescue Team;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=in the wall, void spaces.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Izmit, Turkey;]

[video of fire at oil refinery!!]
Meanwhile firefighters are trying in vain to extinguish a blaze that's burning out of control at an oil refinery.


The fear is that the flames will spread to a nearby fertilizer plant filled with dangerous ammonia.
(------------)



[E-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:52:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The second of two Bedford County teenagers charged with killing a classmate last fall has been sent to prison for the crime.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


16- year old Keirsten Davis had pleaded guilty in June to the murder and robbery of Jamelle Poindexter.
Davis was sentenced today to a total of 63 years in prison.
Her boyfriend, 16- year- old Randy Ross, is serving two life terms.
Prosecutors say the victim's family is satisfied with both sentences.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, we go the links for the McLelland Tournament.
Here's Roy Stanley with the winner.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=on mornin]



[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)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=(nat music)]
[SUPER=03-Fairlea, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hardman/Alpha Summer Day Camp; 1:42]
[SUPER=01-Amy Stevens/Alpha Summer Day Camp; 1:58]
[SUPER=01-Twila Briscoe/Alpha Summer Day Camp; 2:12]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=we'll all be tumbling tomorrow..ha..ha]


[Steve Live]
(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[E-Clockmaker]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Climbing Roanoke Valley clock towers has made one family stronger.
The Rodgers comes from Pennsylvania every year to protect community clocks.
Tina Tenret has their story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bob Rodgers]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Rodgers/Clock Repairman; :44 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :52]
[SUPER=07-Melissa Rodgers; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( Bob Rodgers remembers climbing up this tower as a boy.
He and his father kept the clock ticking at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church.
Now, Bob's children help him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:29:32]
[IN Q=Take the old]

((TAKE THE OLD GREASE OUT. LOOSEN UP THE GEAR HEAD. THAT'S THE PART THAT PRIMARILY GETS SEIZED UP.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=seized up]


Together they travel to 150 East Coast clock towers, including Roanoke College and a church in Buchanan.
And they certainly know how to pass time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:37:19]
[IN Q=Oh absolutely]
((OH ABSOLUTELY. IT GIVES YOU TIME FROM PLACE TO PLACE FOR CONVERSING AND TALKING. NAT SOT BELLS. YOU HAVE A CAPTIVE

AUDIENCE.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=captive audience]


The Greene Memorial timepiece is unique, they say, because it's up so high and in such a prominent location downtown.
It dates back almost a century -- and chimes every 15 minutes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:26:32]
[IN Q=I like to go]

((MELISSA RODGERS: I LIKE TO GO WITH MY DAD AND WORK IN THE CLOCK TOWERS AND EVERYTHING BUT I DISLIKED BEING REALLY DIRTY UP IN THE CLOCK TOWERS. ))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=up in the clock towers]


So will the Rodgers keep this family tradition?
These hands would stand still without them.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))

[E-Hillsville]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-29 41:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The public has spoken on the fate of four Carroll County owned buildings.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


A public hearing was held last night to give residents a chance to speak out on the fate of four county-owned buildings.
The buildings in question were vacated when the new Carroll County Governmental Complex opened back in May.
The Carter Building on Main Street is one of the buildings no longer in use.
Love Cox with the Carroll County Historical Society would like to see the building preserved and possibly transformed into an art gallery or coffee shop.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's just]

((LOVE COX/HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER: IT'S JUST A LARGE PART OF CARROLL COUNTY, THE CARTER BUILDING AND IT'S PART OF OUR HISTORY, IT'S A LANDMARK, WE USED TO SAY IT'S THE ONLY SKY SCRAPER WE HAVE IN HILLSVILLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Love Cox/Historical Society Member; :00]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in Hillsville.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has not said when it will make a decision.
(-----------------)



[E-Medical-Waste]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:45:02]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Medical Waste]


Illegal medical waste from New York City is endangering Virginians.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 11;]


That was Governor Jim Gilmore's rallying cry just six months ago.
Yesterday, a vastly different picture was painted by some of the state's top experts on infectious disease.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:59:19]
[IN Q=The only ]

((DR. BARRY FARR/UVA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER: THE ONLY EVIDENCE OF TRANSMISSION TO ANY HUMAN BEING HAS OCCURRED WITHIN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. AND ALL OF THOSE INCIDENTS HAVE INVOLVED CONTAMINATED SHARP ITEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Barry Farr/UVA Health Sciences Center;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=sharp items.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctors told lawmakers yesterday that Virginia's strict medical waste laws were written before much was known about how AIDS and hepatitis are transmitted.
They say the laws require hospitals to incinerate far more trash than is really risky -- at a cost of eight to 20 times what it would take to bury it in a landfill.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, scientists may be a step closer to beating diabetes.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A GROUP OF RESEARCHERS IN BRITIAN SAY THEY'VE MADE SIGNIFICANT STEPS TOWARDS FINDING A CURE FOR DIABETES.
VT=VO

((vo)) SCIENTISTS AT SEVERAL ENGLISH UNIVERSITIES DISCOVERED A WAY TO ARTIFICIALLY GROW AND GENETICALLY MODIFY HUMAN CELLS.... THAT WHEN TRANSPLANTED INTO THE BODY WOULD CONTROL THE FLOW OF INSULIN. DIABETES AFFECTS ABOUT 50 MILLION PEOPLE WORLD WIDE. THOSE AFFLICTED WITH THE DISEASE CAN'T PRODUCE ENOUGH INSULIN, WHICH REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.
VT=VO

((vo)) USING A HAND HELD SUCTION DEVICE TO MOVE BLOOD THROUGH THE HEART DURING C-P-R CAN MORE THAN DOUBLE A PERSONS CHANCES OF SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK. THIS ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. DOCTORS IN PARIS CONDUCTED A TEST DURING WHICH RESCUE WORKERS ALTERNATED BETWEEN STANDARD C-P-R AND A PROCEDURE USING THE DEVICE. THEY FOUND THE SURVIVAL RATE OF THOSE TREATED WITH THE DEVICE WAS TWICE AS HIGH AS THOSE WHO HAD THE STANDARD TREATMENT....PERHAPS IN PART BECAUSE THE DEVICE MOVED MORE BLOOD RAPIDLY THROUGH THE HEART.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND A WARNING TODAY TO EXPECTANT MOMS. GET TESTED FOR THYROID PROBLEMS. A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND THAT CHILDREN BORN TO WOMEN WITH AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID CAN HAVE I-Q'S UP TO FOUR POINTS LOWER THAN OTHER CHILDREN. THE THYROID IS KNOWN TO SECRETE HORMONES THAT CONTROL METABOLISM, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. TO HELP COMBAT THIS PROBLEM THE RESEARCHERS ARE SUGGESTING ROUTINE SCREENING.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, 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;]



(I'll call for boards)
[essc#8701]
[essc#8702]



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


The Marines are headed to Istanbul this morning as the death toll from this week's earthquake in Turkey tops 4-thousand.
Thousands more are still missing or injured.
Already in Turkey this morning is a search and rescue team from Fairfax, armed with 58-thousand pounds of specialized equipment, including heat-seeking cameras and powerful listening devices.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Firefighters in Pittsylvania County are battling a raging forest fire this morning near Smith Mountain lake.
Officials estimated that as many as 300 acres have burned.
It has spread rapidly because of high temperatures and winds.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Texas Governor and top Republican presidential contender George W. Bush takes a campaign swing through Roanoke.


Today he'll visit the West End Center and the Roanoke Farmer's Market and attend a thousand dollar a plate lunch.
His visit comes on the heels of a published report that says Governor bush will answer no to the question of whether he has ever used drugs.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday August 19.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Pitts-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC13:55]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


A weekend brush fire in Pittsylvania County may have turned into the raging forest fire that firefighters are still battling this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Forestry officials estimate that as many as 300 acres have burned in the northwest corner of the county, near Smith Mountain Lake.
More than 60 forestry workers and firefighters from four counties labored through the night-- trying to contain the fire.
It spread rapidly because of high temperatures and winds, engulfing a half acre every minute.
Forestry officials say the fires still don't pose a threat to residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:19:52 - 3:20:08]
[IN Q=It would take several]

((RICHARD LAW/FRANKLIN CO. FOREST WARDEN: IT WOULD TAKE SEVERAL HOURS AND A LOT OF WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY BEFORE IT GOT AWAY FROM US. WE HAVEN'T GOT IT CONTAINED, BUT WE HAVE IT WHERE WE'RE NOT GOING TO LOSE ANY HOMES OR ANY HOMES ARE THREATENED.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Law/Franklin Co. Forest Warden;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=or any homes are threatened.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials say they learned of the fire yesterday afternoon around two.
They still aren't sure of the cause.
(------------)



[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-28 TC52:03]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Last night George W. Bush came to Roanoke.
Today he plans on touring the area and having a one thousand dollar a plate lunch.
Kate Weidaw was at the airport last night for his arrival.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/Presidential Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :39]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUTQ=News7 Roanoke.]

((Republican presidential front runner George W. Bush arrived in Roanoke last night. Congressman Goodlatte met him as he came down the steps of his jet. This is the Texas Governor's third trip to Virginia, where he has raised over three quarters of a million dollars for his campaign. During his one day stay he plans to address several issues that affect Virginians.
[SOT 7:48:33]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: TAX CUTS, A STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A DANGEROUS WORLD, I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT EDUCATION.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=:]

Before leaving for the evening Bush took time to greet residents and sign autographs. He says Virginia is an important state for the primary election.
[SOT 7:47:58]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: VIRGINIA WILL BE PRECEDING THE MARCH 7-TH DATE WHICH IS THE BIG PRIMARY DAY AND I INTEND TO RUN WELL HERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=:]

As far as answering the question of his alleged cocaine use in his younger years, there is still no direct answer.
[SOT 7:51:26]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE SICK OF UGLY POLITICS AND RUMORS AND GOSSIP.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=:]

But Bush says despite the rumors he's ready to be our next President.
[SOT 7:51:42]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: I WILL BRING DIGNITY AND HONOR TO THE OFFICE, I DID IT IN TEXAS AND I WILL DO THAT IN WASHINGTON IF I AM FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE THE PRESIDENT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=:]

Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[2-581-Interchange]


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


The new Valley View interchange on I-581 will finally open today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June;]


The new interchange between Hershberger Road and Orange Avenue was supposed to open in the spring, but construction problems kept delaying the project.
We'll have more on the opening on News-7 at Noon.
(------------)



[E-Abduction-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:52:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Martinsville couple has been arrested for the robbery and malicious wounding of a woman who said she was kidnapped nearly two weeks ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[99-23 1:38:49]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August 9]


23-year old Shannon Wright said a man kidnapped her from Riverside Plaza in Bassett.
He drove her to a secluded area where he forced her into the trunk and shot her.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=None]


Yesterday deputies arrested 24-year-old Howard Lee Crook Junior of Liza Court and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Angela Dawn Willis of Lee's Ridge Road.
Both face felony charges of carjacking, robbery, and attempted capital murder.
Crook also faces an aggravated sexual battery charge.

[daughter-shot]


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


Not guilty.
That's the verdict a jury in Orlando handed down yesterday in the case of a woman accused of trying to kill her daughter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]

[4:08:06]
Prosecutors claim 68 year old Shirley Egan shot Georgette Smith in the spine after she heard her talking about sending her to a nursing home.
Smith was left paralyzed and later died after asking to be taken off life support.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:11:22-27]
[IN Q=She knew what...]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Egan/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=and now the world knows.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It was her daughter's videotaped deposition that apparently swayed the jury.
Smith defended her mother, calling the shooting an accident.
(//////SOT////)
[in=]

[4:07:30] ((GEORGETTE SMITH "THERE IS NO WAY SHE WOULD SHOOT ME! NO WAY!"))
[SUPER=01-Georgette Smith/Daughter;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT=shoot me, no way.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors are calling this a sympathy verdict.
(-------------)



[2-turkey-quake]


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


Three Navy ships carrying 21-hundred Marines are steaming toward Istanbul this morning to provide humanitarian assistance to earthquake victims.
The ships are equipped with six operating rooms, eight doctors, and 22 helicopters that can be used to evacuate injured survivors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Istanbul, Turkey;]

[4:33:58]
More than four-thousand people are dead and ten-thousand still missing.
Some 18-thousand are injured.
A 70 member search and rescue team arrived from Fairfax last night.
The team has 58-thousand pounds of specialized quipment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE TAMELLOW, (US SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM LEADER) "IT'S A MULTI DISCIPLINARY FORCE SO WE CAN DO SEARCH, BOTH WITH CANINE DOGS AND WITH ELECTRONIC LISTENING DEVICES OR WITH LITTLE CAMERAS THAT CAN PEER INTO HOLES IN THE WALL, VOID SPACES."))
[SUPER=01-Mike Tamellow/Search and Rescue Team;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=in the wall, void spaces.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Izmit, Turkey;]

[video of fire at oil refinery!!]
Firefighters today are hoping to extinguish a fire that's still raging at a massive oil refinery in the city of Izmit.
The fire was started by the quake.
It is still a threat to 30 huge storage tanks and to eight-thousand tons of dangerous ammonia at a neighboring fertilizer plant.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It kind of happened]
[SUPER=03-Fairlea, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brunon Blaszak/Tiger Trainer; 2:48]
[RUNS=3:35]
[OUT Q=Never see them again]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
[essc#8702]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: fair))

[E-Amherst-drought]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:43:33]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


The streams that feed Amherst County's reservoir are drying up and county residents now face voluntary water conservation measures.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Drinking water in restaurants will be available by request only.
Residents are asked not to fill swimming pools, and to turn off ornamental fountains; void washing buildings, driveways and other paved areas.
Lawn watering should be restricted to only once a week, between 6 and 8-AM.
And people should only use car washes that recycle water, or have high pressure, low consumption systems.
(------------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


Though the restrictions are voluntary, Service Authority members will patrol the community and issue warnings.


[E-Business-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-33 TC52:41]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


Roanoke businesses that rely on water are bracing for tougher restrictions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Normally the hot summer means big demands for swimming pools.
But this year it's illegal to fill them in the city.
The companies that build pools worry that when conservation measures get more drastic, more people will put off buying new pools.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:37:57]
[IN Q=WE'VE DELAYED]

((JERRY GREEN/AQUARIUS POOLS: WE'VE DELAYED CONSTRUCTION ON A COUPLE OF JOBS SCHEDULED IN THE CITY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FILL 'EM UP. WE HOPE TO GET TO 'EM THIS FALL.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Green/Aquarius Pools]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=THIS FALL]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Mandatory reductions on city businesses and residents will begin when Carvins Cove drops to 30 feet below full pond.

(------------)



[E-Climatologist]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-32 31:09]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


But how bad IS the drought that Virginians are facing?
Virginia's state climatologist says this year's dry conditions really aren't that unusual, and that we should expect a drought like this once a decade.
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Pat Michaels calls this a "garden variety" drought, which has hit the northern Shenandoah Valley much harder than the Roanoke- Lynchburg area.
Despite what some may think, Michaels says global warming is NOT to blame.
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((PAT MICHAELS/STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: WHAT IS TO BLAME FOR THE DROUGHT IN VIRGINIA IS SOMETHING KNOWN AS RANDOM, BAD LUCK, AND THE FACT THAT OUR SUMMER RAINFALL FALLS IN THE FORM OF THUNDERSTORMS. WE WENT INTO THE SPRING AND THE SUMMER DRY.))
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Michaels says while Virginia may be suffering, the rest of the United States is actually wetter than normal.

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In sports, he's considered one of the greatest player in Tech history and he hasn't even played in a game yet.
Roy Stanley has this freshman's preview.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Several fire departments are battling a brush fire off Route 40 in Pittsylvania County, near Smith Mountain Lake and close to the Franklin County line.
The fire was first reported yesterday afternoon.
It's already burned 300 acres.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush continues his Roanoke campaign stop today.
He arrived at the Roanoke Regional Airport last night.
Today he'll tour the West End Center and the farmer's market and attend a thousand dollar a plate fund-raising lunch.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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