[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Despite this morning's thunderstorms...this summer's drought has already caused a lot of problems for Virginia's farmer.
Last night Governor Gilmore announced a nearly two- million - dollar allocation for drought- stricken areas.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And rescuers from Fairfax county continue helping in the search for some 35- thousand people believed still trapped in the rubble from the deadly earthquake in Turkey.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Join us for News 7 Mornin-- Straight ahead.

[E-Emergency-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


It may be raining right now, but a lot of damage has already been done to Virginia's farmers.
The U-S Department of Agriculture is coming to the aid of farmers in 18 counties affected by the drought.
Governor Gilmore announced last night that the U-S-D-A is allocating 1-point-9 MILLION dollars through its Emergency Conservation Program for areas with serious water resource problems.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FIRST PINNACLE PAGE]
Among the counties where farmers will receive aid: Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke and Rockbridge.
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[VO-NAT]

[99-20 1:33:04]
[super=03-St. Louis, MO/August 9;]


The funding comes as a result of Governor Gilmore's meeting earlier this month with Governors of several other states affected by the drought... as well as a meeting with federal officials.
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[Baby-Switch]


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


There was nearly another baby-switch at the University of Virginia Medical Center last month.
That's according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The newspaper reports that a day-old baby was briefly given to the wrong parents by a hospital worker.
The incident occurred despite extensive changes in security and newborn I-D procedures.
The parents who said they got the wrong baby said the mixup lasted about ten minutes.
The father of the baby said he noticed that his son looked different.
A hospital official disputed some parts of the father's account but said the matter is under investigation.

[Henry-Street]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32 31:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is getting closer to starting construction on Henry Street.
But thousands of dollars are still needed before construction can begin.
So corporation is asking community residents for their support.
Joy Sutton has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Henry Street]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Price/Neighborhood Dev. Corp.; :16 - Quick]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday; :34]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Neighborhood Dev. Corp.; :43]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; 1:17]
[SUPER=@joy1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=News 7]


(( Henry Street was once a thriving part of town but now abandoned buildings and boarded windows are most of what remains.
Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is hoping to change all that--by making this street an area booming with business once again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:50:10]
[IN Q=It just will]

((IT JUST WILL NOT DIE. IT HAS A LIFE OF ITS OWN. IT HAS BEEN THE LIFEBLOOD OF A COMMUNITY))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=community]


The corporation met with community residents to answer questions--and to talk about the progress of the project.
The corporation was hoping to get 700-thousand dollars from Roanoke City council--but council decided earlier this week to appropriate only half that amount.
Now the corporation has to raise the remaining 375-thousand dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT02:36:35]
[IN Q=Maybe it was the right]

((MAYBE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING THAT WE DIDN'T GET ALL THE MONEY BECAUSE IT FORCED THE GROUP TO DO MORE INVOLVING THE TOTAL COMMUNITY AND WHEN YOU DO THAT YOU BUILD OWNERSHIP ))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:54:32]
[IN Q=We will be going]

((WE WILL BE GOING FOR FUNDRAISERS IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR AND WE'RE GOING TO TAP EVERY SOURCE THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=possibly can]
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=ownership]


Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie says the city wants to be a partner in the project--but should not be responsible for building anything.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:42:09]
[IN Q=We do plan]

((WE DO PLAN TO BRING THE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS UP TO THE SAME LEVEL AS THE REST OF DOWNTOWN. WE ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE AND PROVIDE A PARKING GARAGE))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=parking garage]))
(///////SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The land for]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER:THE LAND FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN DONATED BY THE ROANOKE REDEVELOPMENT HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE CORPORATION HOPES TO START CONSTRUCTION WITHIN A YEAR.))
[OUT Q=news 7]










[Roanoke-Bush]


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


Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush came to Roanoke to talk about the future, but what kept coming up was his past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


What's become known as the cocaine question dogged Bush all day.
He wouldn't say yes or no... only that if he did use any drugs... he did it at least 25 years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've learned ]

((BUSH: I'VE LEARNED FROM THOSE MISTAKES. AND THAT'S ALL I INTEND TO TALK ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=talk about it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


What Bush wanted to talk about was his so-called compassionate conservative agenda.
He didn't say exactly what that means ... not speaking in-depth on any one issue ... but that didn't bother his supporters.
He did say he wants more money for after-school youth programs ... a strong military ... and what he calls prosperity with a purpose.
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[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


Hope is fading as the search continues for survivors from Tuesday's killer earthquake in Turkey.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Izmit, Turkey;]


Officials admit it may be impossible to save many of the estimated 35- thousand still trapped in the debris.
Yesterday alone, there were more than 200 after shocks, making the job even more difficult for rescuers.
A team from Fairfax County is using high- tech listening equipment, specially- trained dogs, and jack hammers in the search for victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:04:43]
[IN Q=AS far as]

((REX STRICKLAND/RESCUE SPECIALIST: AS FAR AS HOW LONG THEY CAN LIVE, THEY CAN LIVE UP TO SIX TO NINE DAYS. IT'S THE VARIABLES. IT'S THE PERSON. THEIR WILL TO LIVE, THEIR OVERALL CONDITION, HOW THEY'RE TRAPPED, HOW THEY'RE INJURED.))


[SUPER=01-Rex Strickland/Rescue Specialist;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=how they're injured]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


More than seven- thousand people are confirmed dead...and nearly 34- thousand are injured.
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[Jones-Retrial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In the retrial of Jonathan Schmitz, the "Jenny Jones" show guest that murdered another guest....defense attorneys are shifting the blame to the victim, Scott Amedure.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;]


The two appeared on a 19-95 episode of the program...on which Amedure admitted he had fantasies about Schmitz.
Three days later Amedure was shot to death...Schmitz admitted to police he did it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:17:08]
[IN Q=He said]

((ARTHUR COUTURE/POSSIBLIE WITNESS: HE SAID, "HE'S GAY AND I'M NOT. HE WOULDN'T LEAVE ME ALONE. THAT'S WHY I DID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Arthur Coutoure/Possible Witness;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=i did it]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, prosecutors charge the murder was planned.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:17:35]
[IN Q=The system]

((DONNA PENDERGAST/PROSECUTOR: THE SYSTEM OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION...THE COLD- BLOODED AND UNWARRANTED OBLITERATION OF A HUMAN LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Pendergast/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=of a human life]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The second- degree murder conviction in Schmitz' first trial was thrown out on a technicality.
Now his attorneys are hoping for a manslaughter conviction..which would carry a much lesser sentence.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, one Tech player gets a clean bill of health.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=did it]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Studio to Field] [Microwave]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Wise/Kazim Shrine;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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

[E-Gilmore-VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-35 14:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the first time in state history, the Virginia Attorney General is investigating possible crimes against the environment.
It's already cost the head of V-Dot his job.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Office of the Governor;]


And the targets of the probe are state transportation workers and their contractors.
More than one hundred thousand gallons of sewage was dumped into a creek last month.
[SUPER=03-Goochland Co.]


The creek leads into Richmond's backup water supply.
Another VDOT contractor started clearing wetlands last December in Hampton-- without state approval.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:43:10 ]
[IN Q=Now unfortunately]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOW UNFORTUNATELY, THESE INCIDENTS POINT TO A PATTERN OF MORE POTENTIALLY ENVIRONMENTAL MISHAPS. BUT THERE ARE ALSO MANAGEMENT MISHAPS, AS WELL.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


So VDOT commissioner David Gehr resigned yesterday with NO comment.
The Governor accepted the resignation.
(------------)



[E-Valley-View]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 30:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A long- awaited improvement to Interstate 581 is now a reality.
The southbound interchange at Valley View Boulevard was finally opened to traffic yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The new entrance to 581 should ease congestion around Valley View Mall and neighboring shopping centers.
Though it cost city taxpayers more than five and a half million dollars to build, city officials say the investment is already paying off, with new businesses such as Best Buy that are locating in the area.
The new bridge also includes a path for pedestrians that will be part of a planned greenway from the Hotel Roanoke to the mall.
(--------------)



[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


A fighter pilot was forced to eject from his plane after colliding with another F- 15 in mid- air yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shannon Co., MO;]


The plane flown by Captain Richard Wedan crashed into a heavily wooded area in south- central Missouri.
The Air National Guard reports Wedan was being treated for minor injuries.
The other pilot was not injured.
The crash happened when the two fighter planes clipped wings during a practice mission.
An investigation is underway.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you may be able to quit smoking WITHOUT gaining too much weight.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A RECOMMENDATION TODAY, FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. STAY ACTIVE.
VT=VO

((vo)) IT COMES FROM DOCTORS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. THEIR RESEARCH FOUND THAT ACTIVITIES LIKE BEING WITH FRIENDS OR PLAYING CARDS INCREASED THE QUALITY AND LENGTH OF LIFE.
SCIENTISTS STUDIED MORE THAN TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVING IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT OVER A 13 YEAR PERIOD.
VT=VO

((vo)) ANOTHER REASON TODAY TO KICK THE HABIT. RESEARCHERS SAY YOU WON'T NECESSARILY GAIN WEIGHT. ONE REASON MANY KEEP SMOKING IS BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID OF MUNCHING AND PUTTING ON A FEW POUNDS. BUT A NEW STUDY IN SWEDEN FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO USED NICOTINE GUM IN COMBINATION WITH A LOW CALORIE DIET DID NOT GAIN ANY SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT.
VT=VO

((vo)) U-S RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE FOUND A MORE EFFECTIVE WAY TO TREAT, TRACHOMA..THE WORLD'S LEADING CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS. THE STANDARD TREATMENT INVOLVES A SIX WEEK COURSE OF TETRACYCLINE EYE-OINTMENT. BUT NOW SCIENTISTS SUGGESTS THREE DOES OF AN ORAL ANTIBIOTIC WORKS EVEN BETTER. THE REPORT IN THE JOURNAL LANCET STUDIED PEOPLE IN THREE AFRICAN COUNTRIES.
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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[Two-Steve]


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


[Studio to Field] [Microwave]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Wise/Kazim Shrine;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



[SUPER=16-(540) 344-9306/Kazim Shrine;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive: shrine)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
And there was nearly another baby-switch at the University of Virginia Medical Center last month.
That's according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The newspaper reports that a day-old baby was briefly given to the wrong parents by a hospital worker.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's been raining this morning, but a lot of damage has already been done to Virginia's farmers.
The U-S Department of Agriculture is coming to the aid of farmers in 18 counties affected by the drought
Governor Gilmore announced last night that the U-S-D-A is allocating 1-point-9 MILLION dollars for areas hit hardest.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Republican Presidential candidate George W- Bush ate lunch and answered SOME questions yesterday during his campaign stop in the Star city.
Once again, he encountered, but dodged questions about drug use in the past.
What he was more willing to talk about was his desire for more money for after-school youth programs and a strong military.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, August 20th .
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Emergency-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


This morning's rain may be too little too late for some Virginia farmers.
But, the U-S Department of Agriculture is coming to the aid of farmers in 18 counties affected by the drought.
Governor Gilmore announced last night that the U-S-D-A is allocating 1-point-9 MILLION dollars through its Emergency Conservation Program for areas with serious water resource problems.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FIRST PINNACLE PAGE]
Among the counties where farmers will receive aid: Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke and Rockbridge.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[99-20 1:33:04]
[super=03-St. Louis, MO/August 9;]


The funding comes as a result of Governor Gilmore's meeting earlier this month with Governors of several other states affected by the drought... as well as a meeting with federal officials.
(-----------------)



[2-Baby-Switch]


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


There was nearly another baby-switch at the University of Virginia Medical Center last month.
That's according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The newspaper reports that a day-old baby was briefly given to the wrong parents by a hospital worker.
The incident occurred despite extensive changes in security and newborn I-D procedures.
The parents who said they got the wrong baby said the mixup lasted about ten minutes.
The father of the baby said he noticed that his son looked different.
A hospital official disputed some parts of the father's account but said the matter is under investigation.

[E-George-W-Bush]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:44:58]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Usually political candidates talk about the future.
But George W Bush's trip to Roanoke was clouded by questions about his past.
Scott Goldberg spent the day with Bush on the campaign trail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When somebody]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :16]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Bishop/Bush Supporter; :53]
[super=@Scott2; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=SG N7]
(///// SOT /////)
(([SOT inside west end center 23:09:38]
[IN Q=23:16:47]

((NATSOUND: WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS DRUGS ARE COOL YOU SAY THEY'RE NOT COOL. GOTTA MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=RIGHT CHOICES]


After telling students at Roanoke's West End Center to avoid youthful indiscretions, George W. Bush still wouldn't get specific about his.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:06:16]
[IN Q=i've told people]

((GEORGE W. BUSH: I'VE TOLD PEOPLE OVER TWO DECADES AGO I MADE SOME MISTAKES.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=SOME MISTAKES.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT on city market]
[IN Q=2:28:32]

((PROTESTER: ANSWER THE QUESTION, GOVERNOR. IT'S A VALID QUESTION.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=VALID QUESTION]


What's become known as the cocaine question dogged Bush all day.
He wouldn't say yes or no... only that if he did use any drugs... he did it at least 25 years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:07:53]
[IN Q=i've learned]

((BUSH: I'VE LEARNED FROM THOSE MISTAKES. AND THAT'S ALL I INTEND TO TALK ABOUT IT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=TALK ABOUT IT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=NATS]

((QUICK NAT SOUND ON MARKET: meet and greet))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


What Bush wanted to talk about was his so-called compassionate conservative agenda.
He didn't say exactly what that means ... not speaking in-depth on any one issue ... but that didn't bother his supporters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT marriott tape at 22:15:49]
[IN Q=he's given]

((CINDY BISHOP: HE'S GIVEN A BROAD IDEA ... I DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT HAS OR HASN'T SAID. HE'S GOT PLENTY OF TIME.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=PLENTY OF TIME]


Bush did say he wants more money for after-school youth programs ... a strong military ... and what he calls prosperity with a purpose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT press conference tape 2:14:54]
[IN Q=i have]

((BUSH: I HAVE A PLAN FOR PROSPERITY AND A PLAN FOR PEACE... BUT I ALSO HAVE A PLAN TO MAKE OUR AMERICAN DREAM TOUCH EVERY WILLING HEART.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=WILLING HEART]


That plan might've gotten Bush this far.
But with questions about his past following him all the way to Roanoke ... the front-runner might need a new strategy as this campaign wears on.
His not answering questions isn't stopping others from asking.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[2-Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


Members of a search and rescue team from Fairfax County worked late into the night to find survivors left in the rubble of the devastating earthquake in Turkey.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Izmit, Turkey;]


They managed to free several people from a collapsed building using sniffing dogs, high- tech listening equipment, and jack-hammers.
It's be a long process.. with an estimated 35- thousand people still trapped in the debris.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:04:20]
[IN Q=They have had]

((REX STRICKLAND/RESCUE SPECIALIST: THEY HAVE HAD SEVERAL HITS. BOTH BY TAPPING AND BY CANINE. AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO DO A COUPLE OF HITS, REMOVE LARGE PIECES OF CONCRETE, GO IN WITH JACKHAMMERS AND RETRIEVE THE PATIENT.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Strickland/Rescue Specialist;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=retrieve the patient]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Despite the efforts, the death toll from Tuesday's quake keeps rising.
They are now seven thousand people confirmed dead.
(------------)



[E-Turkish-Students]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:22:21]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Some local Turkish students are offering aid to their shaken country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

As the death toll rises -- the students become more and more anxious. All have family in Turkey and phone calls to them have been impossible.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:03:16]
[IN Q=I am just]

((EMRE ISIN/ TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION: I AM JUST LIKE THIS: I CAN'T DO ANYTHING, MY HANDS ARE TIED HERE. I WISH I WAS THERE BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELP -- ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND I AM HERE. AND AS I TOLD YOU -- I CAN ONLY COUNT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS.))
[SUPER=01-Emre Isin/Turkish Student Association]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=deaths.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

They are trying to get local support in the form of donations. Cash is the most vital at this point, but they'll take any help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:01:53]
[IN Q=Any kind]

((EMRE ISIN/ TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION: ANY KIND OF SUPPLIES: BREAD, FOOD. ANYTHING WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.))

[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=appreciated.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Anyone interested in donating can look up the information on the Turkish Student Association web site on the Tech home page.
(------------)



[E-Scales]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 52:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The trial the identical twins accused of murdering a man at a Blacksburg nightspot resumes today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 31, 1997; ]


30- year old Richard Bullard died on the dance floor at Arnold's restaurant two years ago.
Terry and Kerry Scales of Martinsville admit they fired guns inside the restaurant but say they did so out of fear.


[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


They maintain they shot Bullard and wounded another man in self defense.
But prosecutors say the twins should be found guilty -- pointing out the pair immediately fled the scene and discarded the weapons which were later found by police.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=07-Brooke Medley;]
[SUPER=07-Matt Medley;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 344-9306/Kazim Shrine;]



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: shrine))

[E-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 15:58]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


This morning's rain is welcome news to dozens of firefighters battling the brush fire that's engulfed about 200 acres near Smith Mountain Lake.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Wednesday Night;]


The fire started when lightning hit Smith Mountain Saturday.
But firefighters thought it was extinguished... until it flared up Wednesday.
The fire continued to spread Wednesday night, even as 60 firefighters and foresters worked to construct barriers.


[super=04-Yesterday;]


A helicopter was called in today to help douse the flames with water.
No homes are threatened by the brush fire.
(------------------)



[Wine-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


Farmers in the eastern U-S are struggling through the drought with little relief in sight.
But--as Lisa Hughes shows us--there is one crop faring VERY well in all this heat.
And the men and women who grow it are raising their glasses to mother nature.
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(( It's the deep, healthy green you don't expect to see in a drought year. And winemakers say the color is nothing compared to the fruit.
( THAT'S A NICE BIG CLUSTER OF CHARDONNAY)

John Fitter is the winemaker at Virginia's Piedmont Vineyards. He calls the drought_a blessing.
( John Fitter/Winemaker BASICALLY, IT JUST HELPS US. CLEANER

FRUIT. CONCENTRATED FLAVORS AND WE END UP WITH BETTER WINES) Hot sun concentrates the sugar in the grapes. The fruit is smaller in a drought year_but the flavor's more intense. What's more_there's no rot and fewer bugs. Winemakers save money using less pesticide. :02(nats_bottling) A good vintage is especially important for small producers trying to earn respect in a crowded market and compete with winemaking giants on the West Coast.
(standup_Lisa Hughes/Middleburg, VA

BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT, THIS COULD BE THE BEST YEAR EVER FOR EAST COAST WINEMAKERS. BUT THEY'RE NOT COUNTING THEIR CASES JUST YET. THAT'S BECAUSE EVEN THIS LATE IN THE SEASON, THE WEATHER COULD STILL CHANGE)
(Super: Linda Ridgeway/Piedmont Vineyards

14:22:08 BITING OUR NAILS_CROSSING OUR FINGERS. BECAUSE OF THE END OF AUGUST OR BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER COULD BE HURRICANE SEASON)
(nats_pouring )

Any rain now could damage the final product. And although just every other farmer is praying for showers_winegrowers are holding out for more of the same_hot, dry weather and an early fall harvest.
(13:38:53 WHEN THESE WINES ARE IN THE BOTTLE, THAT'S WHEN I'LL BREATHE A

SIGH OF RELIEF.) Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Middleburg, Virginia.))

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In sports, this weekend's Busch-Winston Cup double header promises to lot of racing action from Michigan.
Here's Mike Stevens with the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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There was nearly another baby-switch at the University of Virginia Medical Center last month.
That's according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The newspaper reports that a day-old baby was briefly given to the wrong parents by a hospital worker.
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The Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is looking to the community to help raise thousands of dollars needed to start construction on Henry Street.
Corporation met with community residents yesterday asking for their support to raise 375-thousand dollars to start construction on an office building.
The corporation was originally expecting Roanoke City Council to give them 700-thousand dollars for the project--but when council only gave half that amount--the corporation was left to raise the rest.
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Farmers in a number of Southwest Virginia counties will be getting help from the U-S Department of Agriculture.


The U-S-D-A is allocating 1-point-9 MILLION dollars through its Emergency Conservation Program for areas with serious water resource problems.
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The historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon is known as a training ground for many performers you've seen on television and in the movies.
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Since 19-33, plays and musicals like this summer's production of "Guys and Dolls" have entertained audiences.... many of whom come here from all over the world.
As a repertory theatre, the Barter makes it worth the trip.
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((RICHARD ROSE/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: WE OPERATE FROM FEBRUARY THROUGH DECEMBER AND OUR REPERTORY SEASONS ARE IN THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL. SO, WE'RE PRETTY MUCH RUNNING FOUR SHOWS AT ANY GIVEN TIME SO THAT PEOPLE CAN COME AND SEE FOUR SHOWS WITHIN A TWO- DAY PERIOD. IT MAKES IT GOOD FOR PEOPLE TRAVELLING FROM GREAT DISTANCES, COMING TO THE BARTER. THEY GET TO SEE MORE THEATRE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.))
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We'll have a "behind-the-curtain" look inside the Barter Theatre in this
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week's "Time Off" tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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