[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


International rescue teams start to leave Turkey after authorities there call off rescue operations.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a fatal roller coaster ride at Kings Dominion.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All kinds of things happening on the weather front....a storm system in the midwest will likely bring more showers and thunderstorms today.
And as one tropical depression dies...another is created in the Caribbean....more on an active tropical season, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kings-Dominion]


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


Officials at King's Dominion have released little information about last night's fatal roller coaster ride accident.
A male visitor died after an accident involving the Shockwave-- a standup roller coaster that travels at speeds up to 50 miles-per-hour and goes through several loops.
An investigation is under way.
King's Dominion is one of Virginia's most popular tourist sites, attracting nearly two-and a half million visitors a year.

[SML-Buoys]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 TC2:00:21]
[GRAPHIC=Buoy Battle]


Some Smith Mountain Lake residents are fighting a battle full of fear and distrust.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Many are afraid the lake's policy advisory board will remove their no-wake buoys, which force boaters to slow down when they enter certain coves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:24:23]
[IN Q=We don't]

((WE DON'T GIVE CAR KEYS TO UNLICENSED DRIVERS AND SAY HERE, GO TO AN UNMARKED ROAD WITH NO SPEED LIMITS AND HAVE FUN. THAT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Peg Peters/Lake Resident;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=irresponsible]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But the policy advisory board wants the power to REMOVE about 20 no-wake buoys -- saying they belong only in public places, not private coves.
The board's volunteers also take care of the lake and had this warning for opponents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:07:43]
[IN Q=If they scuttle]

((KEN DUGAN/POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: IF THEY SCUTTLE THIS ORDINANCE, THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN NAVIGATIONAL MARKERS, TRY TO KEEP THE LAKE CLEAN. IF THE LAKE FILLS WITH DEBRIS, IT WILL CREEP INTO THEIR OWN PRIVATE LITTLE PARADISES AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Policy Advisory Board;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=as well]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Franklin and Bedford counties have both postponed votes on whether to grant the policy advisory board's wish until next month.
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[Drought-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


State officials haven't decided when the first emergency supplies of hay and water will be delivered to drought-stricken livestock producers.
Last week, Governor Gilmore authorized the Virginia National Guard to help transport the supplies.
The Department of Agriculture has designated 43 Virginia communities as drought disaster areas.
The Shenandoah Valley and northern Virginia are especially hard hit.
Many farmers have been selling animals rather than pay excessive prices for hay and water.

[Rockbridge-Fire]


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


Firefighters are battling a forest fire in a remote area of Rockbridge County.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
The blaze - covering about 2 acres - was sparked by lightning yesterday... just South of Buena Vista near Route 501.
A containment line has been established around the blaze.
(-------------)



[Rescue-Team]


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


The relief effort in the wake of last week's deadly earthquake in Turkey has moved from search and rescue to search and recover.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Izmit, Turkey;]

[4:03:31]
Many of the international rescue squads are now packing up their bags and heading for home.
Some of the rescue workers such as American team in Izmit are unhappy about leaving and believe there are still people that could be rescued.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:04]
[IN Q=our team]
[SUPER=01-Raphael Pozo/Florida Task Force One;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=does not give up.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:05;40]
The death toll now stands at over 14 thousand, but officials predict it could eventually reach forty thousand.
In anticipation, the Turkish government is asking for help in finding 45 thousand body bags.
The damage estimate stands at more than 20 billion dollars and is expected to go higher.
(------------)



[E-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35 15:56:07]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident on route 460 late yesterday afternoon killed a woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened shortly before five in Bedford County near Thaxton.
Elizabeth Ann Reynolds of Bunker Hill Loop was driving east on 460 when she lost control of her car.
It went off the road and hit a tree.
Rescuers say she died on impact.
Reynolds was 59 years old.
(------------)



[S-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 45:49]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke man faces jail time for the November accident that killed his friend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 22, 1998]


John Samuel Martin Jr. was charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter following the wreck.
His truck ran off Ninth street and flipped, killing 19- year- old James Dooley.
Yesterday, the VICTIM'S mother asked for leniency.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced Martin to six months in jail, and four months in a vocational detention center in Russell County.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Ernie Irvin is out of the hospital and there is a chance he'll be driving this weekend
Mike Stevens has more on the racer's recovery.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=good mornin]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=little bit.]



[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;]
[SUPER=01-Estelle H. McCadden/Ms. Va. Senior Citizen Pageant;]



(I'll call for video)
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1997; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
(----------------)


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Ms. virginia senior citizen))

[bret]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bret Aftermath]


What's left of Hurricane Bret has been blamed for a traffic accident that killed four people-- the only deaths caused by the storm in south Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laredo, TX;]

[4:00:48]
Bret is now a tropical storm and soaking the region with up to a foot of rain.
It was the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in 20 years, but it passed through a relatively rural part of the state causing little damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[2 SOTS- 4:00:48]
[IN Q=I definitely feel fortunate.....]

((MOS:I DEFINITELY FEEL FORTUNATE MOS:WE'RE A CITY OF ONLY 300 THOUSAND, IT'S NICE TO HAVE PUBLIC EXPOSURE."))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=HAVE PUBLIC EXPOSURE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:02:33]
Laredo's mayor says she's keeping a close eye on the Rio Grande.
So far, only some flash flooding has been reported.
Laredo officials were expecting the worst -- businesses were closed as were the airport and all three bridges linking Texas with Mexico.
(------------)



[E-Cosmetic-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-33 54:08]
[GRAPHIC=Cosmetic Surgery]


Plastic Surgery has gotten a lift in the last few years as more people have procedures done.
As Tonya Flory reports-- Southwest Virginia seems to be following the trend.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Cosmetic surgery]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Enrique Silberblatt/Plastic Surgeon; :06]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Desman/Plastic Surgeon; :30]
[SUPER=01-Tot Langhammer/Patient; :47]
[super=@Tonya2;]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

(( Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular nationwide.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 09 39 52]
[IN Q=I think the]

((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: I THINK THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION IS GETTING INTO THEIR 40'S AND 50'S AND SINCE THAT'S A VERY LARGE BLOCK OF PEOPLE, DOING REASONABLY WELL THAT MAY ALSO EXPLAIN WHY THE DEMAND FOR COSMETIC SURGERY HAS INCREASED.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=has increased.]

and there are more operations at less cost today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 12 16 43]
[IN Q=Most of the]

((DR. ERIC DESMAN/PLASTIC SURGEON: MOST OF THE PROCEDURES ARE UNDER 5000 DOLLARS AND PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED WHEN THEY HEAR THAT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=hear that]

Tot Langhammer decided a few months ago to take a few years off her face.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 09 56 25]
[IN Q=I wanted to come out ]

((TOT LANGHAMMER/PATIENT: I WANTED TO COME OUT LOOKING RESTED AND THAT SOMEBODY WOULDN'T SAY OH MY GOSH, YOU'VE MUTILATED YOUR FACE, YOU JUST LOOK LIKE YOU'VE HAD A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=good night's sleep.]

Liposuction is the number one procedure performed in the country. But both doctors say breast enlargement's the most common surgery in the Roanoke Valley. And women aren't the only ones choosing to enhance their features.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 09 45 05]
[IN Q=Older men in the]

((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: OLDER MEN IN THE WORKFORCE ARE SEEING MORE OF A THREAT FROM YOUNGER MEN AND WANT TO APPEAR YOUNGER, SECONDLY, THE GAY POPULATION IS AS CONCERNED ABOUT IT'S APPEARANCE AS WOMEN ARE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=as women are.]

With this growing demand to look better -- there is one segment of the population having less cosmetic surgery -- teenagers. Tonya Flory, News 7, HealthCheck.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, exercise may off-set the effects of osteoporosis.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THERE ARE NEW GUIDELINES OUT TODAY FOR WOMEN OVER FIFTY WHO FEAR GETTING GETTING OSTEOPOROSIS....THE DEGENERATIVE BONE DISEASE.
VT=VO

DOCTORS SUGGEST THEY START JOGGING, SKIPPING ROPE, OR GETTING INVOLVED IN OTHER HIGH IMPACT AEROBIC EXERCISES. THE RECOMMENDATIONS COME FROM A GROUP OF RESEARCHERS IN BRITAIN. THEY SAY THESE ACTIVITIES ARE THE BEST WAY TO AVOID GETTING THE DISEASE. FOR WOMEN WHO ALREADY HAVE THE DISORDER, DOCTORS SUGGEST THEY TRY TAI-CHI AND OTHER LOW IMPACT EXERCISES.
VT=VO

((vo)) ACCORDING TO DOCTORS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, RETIREMENT MAY NOT BE A DAY AT THE BEACH. A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS RETIREMENT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS IN MANY MARRIAGES... RESULTING IN DEPRESSION FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTNERS. RESEARCHERS STUDIED MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED MARRIED PEOPLE AND FOUND THAT MEN WHO RETIRED WHILE THEIR WIVES STILL WORKED REPORTED HIGHER LEVELS OF MARITAL STRESS. THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT THE HAPPIEST MEN WERE THOSE WHO FOUND ANOTHER JOB.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND DESIGNER ANTI-BODIES MAY ONE DAY BE USED TO IMMUNIZE PEOPLE AGAINST DRUGS LIKE COCAINE BY BLOCKING THEIR CRAVINGS. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SAY THE ANTI-BODIES WOULD STOP THE DRUGS BEFORE THEY REACH THE BRAIN. IF SUCH A VACCINE BECOMES REALITY, DOCTORS SAY IT WOULD REVOLUTIONIZE DRUG TREATMENT.
ONCAM=ED

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M ED CRANE. 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 #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 342-2763/Ms. Va. Senior Citizen Pageant;]



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

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A roller coaster at Kings Dominion is closed down after an accident killed a male visitor at the park.
The mishap happened on the Shockwave -- a high-speed coaster on which riders stand as they go through several loops.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kim]


A Turkish soldier suffering from Typhoid has been quarantined to prevent an outbreak of the disease among earthquake survivors.
Meantime foreign rescue teams are heading home after Turkish authorities call off rescue operations.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=melanie]


Laredo, Texas, appears to have dodged the flooding threat posed by what was once Hurricane Bret. Rains have soaked southern Texas but caused little flooding.
Laredo's mayor says they are watching the Rio Grande closely, though, to see how much the river will rise.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 24th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Kings-Dominion]


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


An investigation is underway at one of Virginia's most popular tourist attractions.
A male visitor to King's Dominion died last night after an accident involving the Shockwave-- a standup roller coaster travels at speeds up to 50 miles-per-hour and goes through several loops.
Officials at King's Dominion have released little information about the accident.
King's Dominion attracts nearly two-and a half million visitors a year.

[Bedford-Buoys]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 TC1:58:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Now both Franklin and Bedford Counties have postponed votes on no-wake buoys.
If they vote yes, boaters may not have to slow down anymore in parts of Smith Mountain Lake.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=No-wake buoys]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Clement/Lake Resident; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Policy Advisory Board; :42]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :54]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Tenret, News-7]

(( No-wake buoys force boaters to a crawl in certain coves.
But the lake's policy advisory board wants to remove about 20 buoys, saying they belong only in public areas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:38:54]
[IN Q=What next]

((DON CLEMENT/LAKE RESIDENT: WHAT NEXT? SHOULD WE REMOVE WARNING AND SPEED CONTROL SIGNS AT SCHOOLS SO PEOPLE CAN DRIVE FASTER? WHY NOT RAISE SPEEDS AT THICKLY SETTLED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES TO 40 OR 50 MILES PER HOUR?)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=PER HOUR]


About 100 people showed up to a public hearing.
Most want to keep the buoys.
They say markers protect not only cove residents but also families and fishermen who feel protected in those coves.
The policy advisory board disagrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:07:02]
[IN Q=Let's face it]

((KEN DUGAN/POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: LET'S FACE IT. THE REAL REASON THESE PEOPLE ARE MAKING ALL THIS FUSS IS NOT SAFETY SO MUCH AS KEEPING THEIR BUOYS IN AN EFFORT TO DISSUADE JET SKIERS FROM USING THEIR COVES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=USING THEIR COVES]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((THE LAKE'S POLICY ADVISORY BOARD ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS WHO ALSO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF THE LAKE IN GENERAL.
BUT THE BOARD'S PRESIDENT SAID TONIGHT, IF THEY DID NOT GET THE POWER TO REMOVE BUOYS, RESIDENTS COULD KEEP THE LAKE CLEAN THEMSELVES.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=CLEAN THEMSELVES]))



[E-Scales]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 57:39]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The defense presents its case today when the Scales murder trial resumes in Montgomery County.
The prosecution rested yesterday.
The older brother of the identical twins charged with murdering a man in downtown Blacksburg-- stands firmly behind his brothers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Terry and Kerry Scales are accused of shooting and killing Richard Bullard inside Arnold's restaurant two years ago.
Attorneys for the twins say their clients fired in self defense after Bullard grabbed Kerry, by the neck, for looking at a woman on the dance floor.
Yesterday afternoon-- the twins' older brother, Leon, told the jury he saw Bullard attack one of his brothers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:07:54]
[IN Q=When I ]
(LEON SCALES/DEFENDANTS BROTHER: WHEN I TURNED AROUND MR. BULLARD GRABBED ONE OF MY BROTHER'S KERRY, HIS HANDS AROUND H

IS THROAT, WITH KERRY'S HEAD ANGLED BACK UP IN THE AIR. )
[SUPER=01-Leon Scales/Defendants Brother; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the air.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Just before Leon Scales took the stand -- the prosecution scored one major point.
Throughout the trial, the defense has maintained that the twins had permits to carry a concealed weapon.
But the prosecution pointed out to the jury that the permits were NOT legal because neither twin had actually signed the final paperwork.
(------------)



[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Roanoke man is in stable condition after he was shot in the arm.
A police officer heard shots in North Roanoke around seven last night.
When authorities responded, they found Jermaine Osborne of Hunt Avenue with a gunshot wound to the arm.


Police say the suspects fled the scene.
Osborne was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.


[E-Gang-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-37 30:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says gang activity led to the weekend murder of a Roanoke man.
But city officials, and some residents aren't convinced there is a gang problem
Eric Earnhart has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=19 year old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC; :17]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Simms/Lincoln Terrace Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/City Council Member; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=News 7]

(( 19 year old Prentice R. Jordan died of multiple gun shot wounds at Easley's Restaurant early Saturday morning.
The SCLC says the murder should be a wakeup call for Roanoke city officials, who they believe are refusing to face the facts.

[SOT 09:43:35]
[IN Q=we know for a]

(( JEFF ARTIS/SCLC; WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS GANG INVOLVEMENT, WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS VH-1, THE VILLA HEIGHTS GANG, AGAINST THE LINCOLN TERRACE GANG, THE LTP GANG ))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=THE LTP gang]



Graffiti with those symbols is painted on this basketball court in the Villa Heights neighborhood.
The night after the murder, gunfire erupted on the streets of Lincoln Terrace.

[SOT 09:40:07]
[IN Q=I don't know of]

((BARBARA SIMMS/LINCOLN TERRACE RESIDENT; I DON'T KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO'S IN A GANG, BUT WHEN YOU SEE MORE THAN ONE PERSON WITH GUNS THEY'RE RELATED SOME KIND OF WAY. ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=some kind of way]



One Villa Heights resident who knew the murder victim says it all started with a fight over a girl, not a gang.

[SOT 09:57:40]
[IN Q=this ain't no gang]

((VILLA HEIGHTS RESIDENT; THIS AIN'T NO GANG, THIS IS ABOUT LIFE, SOMEBODY GOT MURDERED AND YOU SHOULDN'T DIE IN VAIN AND HE SHOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE GOING AROUND AND SAYING HE WAS IN NO ******* GANG AND THIS AND THAT, HE WASN'T DOING NONE OF THAT. ))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=none of that]



Councilman Bill White says his first priority is to stop the shooting.

[SOT 09:52:15]
[IN Q=the gang is not]

((BILL WHITE/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER; THE GANG IS NOT THE ISSUE, THE ISSUE IS THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AND THE PROTECTION OF OUR PROPERTY AND OUR CITIZENS. ))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=and our citizens]



Police say they're not ignoring the SCLC's message, an investigator has been assigned to look into their concerns.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[Turkey-quake]


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


New health concerns in earthquake ravaged Turkey.
Doctors have quarantined a 21-year-old Turkish soldier who has typhoid fever -- a potentially deadly infection spread through contaminated food and water.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Northwestern Turkey;]

[4;05:40]
Fear of epidemics is a huge concern in western Turkey right now, where some 200-thousand people are homeless refugees.
Yesterday's heavy rains didn't help.
Doctors, already burdened with the wounded, say they may not be able to handle epidemic disease.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DR. WOLF YORAM/ISRAELI PLASTIC SURGEON - WE ARE COVERING AN AREA OF 350 THOUSAND PEOPLE WITH TWO HOSPITALS THAT DO NOT FUNCTION ANY MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wolf Yorman/Israeli Plastic Surgeon; :02]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=function any more.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But some help has arrived by air and by sea.
U-S marines and ships with medical facilities arrived too late for the initial emergency - but now will help with the recovery - flying aid into remote areas and generating fresh drinking water.
The official death toll has risen to more than 14-thousand, but officials predict it could eventually reach forty thousand.
[SUPER=03-Izmit, Turkey;]

[4:03:31]
The Turkish authorities have now called off the rescue operation and most of the foreign crews that flew in to help are now heading home.
(------------)



[E-Building-Facades]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-25 TC1:15:59]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Part of downtown Lynchburg is getting a facelift this week.. and the city is helping to pick up the tab.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday morning, crews began to dismantle the aluminum facade on the old McGregor furniture building on Main Street, revealing historic brickwork underneath.
The project is costing about 90- thousand dollars, but the city is paying 30 percent of the bill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:46:52]
[IN Q=This is something]

((RODNEY TAYLOR/HIGH PEAK SPORTSWEAR: THIS IS SOMETHING WE WANTED TO DO FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND THE INCENTIVE FROM THE CITY BEFORE WAS TWO THOUSAND, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO HAVE, BUT IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO MAKE A DECISION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. WITH THE NEW FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, IT REALLY HELPED US MAKE A DECISION TO GO AHEAD AND DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Taylor/High Peak Sportswear]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and do it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg has allocated 100- thousand dollars this year for its facade improvement program.
It's designed to revamp the look of the downtown area.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Williams/Ms. Virginia Senior Citizen 1997;]



(I'll call for video)
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1997; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
(----------------)


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 342-2763/Ms. Va. Senior Citizen Pageant;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[2-bret]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bret Aftermath]


In south Texas, the remnants of hurricane Bret contributed to an auto accident in Texas that killed four people.
But those are the only deaths caused by the storm.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laredo, TX;]

[4:00:48]
Bret is now a low pressure system and soaking the region with up to a foot of rain.
It was the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in 20 years, but it passed through a rural part of the state causing little damage.
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[2 SOTS- 4:00:48]
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((MOS:I DEFINITELY FEEL FORTUNATE MOS:WE'RE A CITY OF ONLY 300 THOUSAND, IT'S NICE TO HAVE PUBLIC EXPOSURE."))
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[4:02:33]
Laredo's mayor says she's keeping a close eye on the Rio Grande.
So far, only some flash flooding has been reported.
Laredo officials were expecting the worst -- businesses were closed as were the airport and all three bridges linking Texas with Mexico.
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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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Texas may have plenty of rain, but in Virginia, the story is still drought.
State officials haven't decided when the first emergency supplies of hay and water will be delivered to drought-stricken livestock producers.
Last week, Governor Gilmore authorized the Virginia National Guard to help transport the supplies.
The Department of Agriculture has designated 43 Virginia communities as drought disaster areas.
The Shenandoah Valley and northern Virginia are especially hard hit.
Many farmers have been selling animals rather than pay excessive prices for hay and water.

[Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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Virginia's budget surplus may be big, but there may not be much to spend.
Governor Gilmore says of the 167-million dollar surplus, 104-million, by law, goes right into the state's rainy day fund.
Another 34-million goes to the Water Quality Improvement Fund, again by law.
Add in some other previous obligations, and all that's left is 8-point-2 million dollars.
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The governor says that means Democratic and Republican proposals to pay for new roads won't fly.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THESE PROPOSALS WOULD BE A FINANCIAL DISASTER FOR THE STATE, AND A ROADBLOCK TO THE PROSPERITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS OF VIRGINIANS.))
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Some lawmakers say the Governor is "lowballing" his estimates to make their plans look dumb.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The Governor says he will unveil his own carefully studied plan for transportation funding a week from today.
He says it will involve some money from the national tobacco settlement.

[S-Bush-Cocaine]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
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Did George W- Bush use cocaine, and does it matter?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Gilmore has worked hard for months to help Texas Governor George W- Bush win the presidential nomination.


[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday]


So we asked Gilmore what he thought of Bush's hedging last week about whether he's used cocaine.
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[IN Q=Well I don't]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I DON'T KNOW WHETHER GOVERNOR BUSH USED COCAINE OR NOT. BUT, UH-- Does it matter? WELL I THINK THAT HE HAS SAID THAT THERE HAS TO SOME ZONE OF PRIVACY. I THINK THAT THAT IS BEGINNING FOR THE FIRST TIME TO SET OFF IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THAT'S WHAT I THINK. So you don't want us to know? I DON'T KNOW. HAHAHAHA. When you were Commonwealth's Attorney, did you send people to jail for cocaine use? CERTAINLY DID. I CERTAINLY DID. Thank you.))
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[OUT Q=Thank you.]
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Gilmore was a prosecutor in Henrico (hen-RYE-koh) County before becoming attorney general, and then governor.


[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Green Bay fans were holding their breath during last night's pre-season game against the Broncos.
Here's Mike Stevens with the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Officials at King's Dominion have released little information about last night's fatal roller coaster accident.
A male visitor died after an accident involving the Shockwave-- a standup roller coaster that travels at speeds up to 50 miles-per-hour and goes through several loops.
An investigation is under way.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Bedford County Supervisors postponed a decision on removing about 20 no-wake buoys from Smith Mountain Lake.
The lake policy advisory board wants the power to REMOVE certain buoys-- saying they belong only in public places, not private coves.
The buoys force boaters to slow down when they enter certain areas.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says gang rivalries led to the weekend murder of a Roanoke man.
The SCLC says the murder should be a wakeup call for Roanoke city officials, who they believe are refusing to face the facts.
Police say they don't believe there's a gang problem in the city, but they're not ignoring the SCLC's message-- an investigator has been assigned to look into their concerns.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

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