[11Scales]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:10:40]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Terry and Kerry Scales will each spend 24- years in prison for second degree murder and related charges.
After sentencing -- the twins family members reacted angrily to reporters.
Teresa Hamilton was there.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It took]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Prosecutor; :25]
[SUPER=01-Michael Morchower/Kerry Scales' Attorney; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=News 7, Christiansburg.]

(( It took the jury about seven hours to find the twins guilty of second degree murder for killing 30- year old Richard Bullard.
Terry Scales was also convicted of malicious wounding -- for shooting Paul Shoemaker.
After court-- the victim's family and friends didn't want to speak on camera but indicated they were satisfied.
Prosecutor Skip Schwab says there's almost an element of poetic justice.
[sot]
[in q=From the ]

(( SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS THE IDENTICAL TWINS, AND EVEN THOUGH, THEIR ACTIONS WERE DIFFERENT INSIDE THE BAR, IT WAS STRESSED ON HOW MUCH THEY'D DONE THINGS TOGETHER, HOW MUCH ALIKE THEY LOOK AND NOW THEY, WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WITH, HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND IN PRISON.))
[RUNS= 20]


The twins maintained they shot Bullard in self defense.
It's a story the jury foreman told NEWS 7 -- he didn't believe.
But defense attorney Michael Morchower says at least two female jurors were leaning that way.
[sot]
[in q= I just ]

((MICHAEL MORCHOWER/KERRY SCALES ATTORNEY: THEY SAID, THEY STARTED OFF WITH SELF DEFENSE AND THEN THEY WERE OUT NUMBERED AND THEN MANSLAUGHTER AND THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED AND THEY JUST WORE THEM OUT, THE MALES WORE OUT THE FEMALE JURORS.))


[RUNS= 20]


The week-long trial has been an emotional roller coaster for many involved, including the twins' mother who often broke down in tears. [nat sound of mother crying]
But when the jury rendered its decision -- she and other family members lashed out at reporters outside the courthouse. [SOUND OF CAMERAMAN: WE DIDN'T TOUCH YOU, YOU TOUCHED US FIRST.] Immediately after sentencing-- the defense asked if the twins could remain free on bond pending a pre-sentence report-- the judge denied the request-- saying the jury has spoken. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))



[hurricane-dennis]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane dennis]


HURRICANE DENNIS IS STILL FAR ENOUGH OFF THE U.S. COASTLINE THAT IT'S NOT AFFECTING OUR WEATHER, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO CAUSE CONCERN UP AND DOWN MUCH OF THE EAST COAST.
BOBBI HARLEY REPORTS FROM MELBOURNE, FLORIDA.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[4;04:29][IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jarrell/National Hurricane Center;]
[SUPER=03-Bonnie/Aug. 26,1998;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA.]

((
FROM FLORIDA AND UP THE ATLANTIC COAST TO THE CAROLINAS....PEOPLE ARE WATCHING AND WAITING.
WAITING TO SEE WHAT COURSE HURRICANE DENNIS AND ITS POWERFUL WINDS WILL TAKE.

SOT: JERRY JARRELL/DIR., NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

"WHAT WE THINK IT'S GOING TO DO IS MOVE UP LIKE SO AND THEN TURN NORTH TOWARDS THE COAST, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA."
RIGHT NOW, DENNIS IS CLOSEST TO THE BAHAMAS... WHERE OFFICIALS HAVE ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING AND SOME TOURISTS ARE HEADING HOME.

SOT: MOS/NO NAME

"IT'S SCARY TO BE HERE AN EXTRA DAY, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE TOMORROW, BUT WE WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE EARLY."
WHILE U.S.FORECASTERS ARE PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CAROLINAS..IT LOOKED LIKE JUST ANOTHER SUMMER DAY ON WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.
THAT WASN'T THE CASE, ONE YEAR AGO.

(NATZ OF BONNIE, AUG. 26,1998)


THAT WAS THE DAY HURRICANE BONNIE LEFT HER CALLING CARD....THE THIRD BIG STORM TO HIT THE AREA IN ONLY THREE YEARS.
NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS ARE OF COURSE HOPING THEIR HURRICANE QUOTA HAS BEEN FILLED, BUT DENNIS IS NOT THE ONLY STORM FORECASTERS ARE TRACKING.
EMILY AND CINDY ARE BOTH CHURNING IN THE ATLANTIC. CINDY DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE A THREAT TO LAND, BUT FORECASTERS SAY, PEOPLE IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SHOULD KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON EMILY.

(HARLEY STANDUP)))


[wildfires]


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


Four Northern California counties are in a state of emergency today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03- Butte County, CA;]

[4;06]
This after wild fires continue to engulf the region.
By early this morning, thousands of acres were left charred.
Its a losing battle for firefighters who are trying to extinguish the flames from on the ground and in the air.
Their job is made even more difficult by the triple digit temperatures.
[SUPER=03-Carson City, NV;]

[4:07:55]
But the problem is not just in California.
Fires are burning throughout the west in states like Nevada, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho.
(------------)


[11Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC48:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A mobile home quickly burned to the ground in Botetourt County yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Firefighters say there was nothing left but metal scraps when they got there.
The mobile home at 5-0-7 McFalls Road was the only one involved in the fire.
But smoke covered a good deal of Botetourt's Blue Ridge area.
Firefighters didn't know how the fire started.
A woman who owned the trailer home said her daughter and three grandchildren lived there.
But nobody was at home.
No people or pets were hurt.
(------------)



[11Coaster]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:00:02]
[GRAPHIC=Kings Dominion]


The Shockwave roller coaster at Kings Dominion is now re-open.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Kings Dominion;]


Yesterday, the Hanover County Sheriffs Department concluded Monday's death of a New York City college student was his own fault.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:09:58]
[IN Q=Witness interviews]

((CAPT. DAVID HINES/HANOVER CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WITNESS INTERVIEWS INDICATE THAT MR. FAN, WHO WAS RIDING IN THE SECOND CAR OF A SIX CAR TRAIN, FAILED TO ABIDE BY THE SAFETY RULES ASSOCIATED WITH RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. David Hines/Hanover Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=roller coaster.]
[TALENT=melanie]
[SS=none]


Investigators say 20- year old Timothy Fan was seen by witnesses partially loosening his restraints after park workers checked them.
The park re-opened the coaster yesterday after the results of the probe were released.


[11Tattoo-Dispute]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:56:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local tattoo artist is back in business after a court battle.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Mark Bell opened Urban Tribe and began tattooing soon after leaving Danny's Ancient Art. Owner Danny Fowler got an injunction against Bell because he says he violated a no-compete clause in his contract.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:33:42]
[IN Q=Well, we're]

((DANNY FOWLER/ DANNY'S ANCIENT ART: WELL, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PROTECT OUR BUSINESS INTEREST AND ENFORCE A CONTRACT.))

[SUPER=01-Danny Fowler/Danny's Ancient Art]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=contract.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The judge says Bell did violate the contract, but he lifted the injunction. He says Fowler failed to prove that Urban Tribe was taking business away from Ancient Art. Bell says he isn't competing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:38:08]
[IN Q=I mean he runs]

((MARK BELL/ URBAN TRIBE: I MEAN HE RUNS A MILLION OR MORE DOLLAR A YEAR BUSINESS AND HE JUST OPENED A THIRD SHOP. I DON'T THINK TWO GUYS SITTING IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE IS GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Bell/Urban Tribe]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=difference.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Fowler says he's disappointed but will continue fighting.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you might want to think twice before you go back for second helping at dinner time. A new study suggests that by eating less you may live longer.

Maggie Cooper has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=maggie

((on cam)) THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE TODAY THAT IF YOU EAT LESS, YOU MAY LIVE LONGER.
VT=VO

NEW RESEARCH IN THE JOURNAL "SCIENCE" FOUND THAT CUTTING THE CALORIES MICE EAT IN HALF KEPT CERTAIN GENES ACTIVE ALL THE WAY INTO MIDDLE AGE. NUTRITIONISTS, THOUGH ARE QUICK TO WARN SENIORS NOT TO SACRIFICE IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS IN AN EFFORT TO CUT BACK ON THE CALORIES.
VT=VO

((vo)) THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY FOR HEART ATTACK PATIENTS. DOCTORS IN BELGIUM SAY A NEW CLOT BUSTING DRUG COULD HELP SPEED UP THEIR TREATMENT. RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT A SINGLE DOSE OF THE DRUG TENECTEPLASE WAS AS EFFECTIVE AS THE STANDARD INTRAVENOUS TREATMENT IN COMBINATION WITH ANOTHER DRUG ALTEPLASE. AND THERE ARE MORE BENEFITS. COMPLICATIONS LIKE BLEEDING AND STROKES WERE LOWER WITH PATIENTS TAKING TENECTEPLASE.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND THERE IS GOOD NEWS TO REPORT ABOUT TUBERCULOSIS. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS THAT FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES HAS DROPPED. THE AGENCY ADDS THAT IMMIGRANTS CONTINUE TO ACCOUNT FOR A GROWING NUMBER OF THE NEW CASES. THE STATES WITH THE HIGHEST RATES OF INFECTION ARE, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, ILLINOIS, NEW YORK AND TEXAS.
ONCAM=maggie

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)

[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]


Hurricane Dennis is gaining force in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean today and could be headed our way.
It's centered off the coast of the Bahamas packing winds in excess of 75 miles an hour.
Forecasters say the storm is moving in a slow arc towards the u-s, but could miss us entirely.
Still, they're warning residents along the eastern seaboard, especially those in the Carolinas to prepare for a possible strike as early as Sunday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

Twin brothers accused of fatally shooting a Florida man in a Blacksburg bar two years ago have been convicted of second degree murder.
Kerry and Terry Scales were found guilty yesterday by a Montgomery County jury that deliberated more than six hours over two days.
The jury recommended 23 years in prison for each brother.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Chicago's O'Hare Airport shutdown temporarily yesterday after a man ran past a security checkpoint and disappeared into a crowd
United Airlines closed its terminal and grounded dozens of flights in order to find him.
Despite a massive search, they couldn't find him.
United flights were back in the air by early evening.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Scales]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net S]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Terry and Kerry Scales have each been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]

It took the jury about seven hours to find the twins guilty of second degree murder for killing 30- year old Richard Bullard.
Terry Scales was also convicted of malicious wounding -- for shooting Paul Shoemaker.
After court-- the victim's family and friends didn't want to speak on camera but indicated they were satisfied.
Prosecutor Skip Schwab says there's almost an element of poetic justice.
[sot]
[in q=From the ]

(( SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS THE IDENTICAL TWINS, AND EVEN THOUGH, THEIR ACTIONS WERE DIFFERENT INSIDE THE BAR, IT WAS STRESSED ON HOW MUCH THEY'D DONE THINGS TOGETHER, HOW MUCH ALIKE THEY LOOK AND NOW THEY, WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WITH, HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND IN PRISON.))
[RUNS= 20]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The twins maintained they shot Bullard in self defense. Immediately after sentencing-- the defense asked if the twins could remain free on bond pending a pre-sentence report-- the judge denied the request-- saying the jury has spoken.


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



[11L'burg-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-31 35:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Black leaders in Lynchburg say the city's fire department isn't doing enough to recruit and hire minority firefighters.
They took those concerns to Lynchburg's fire chief and city manager last night.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For years]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alease Brown/Concerned Citizen; :14]
[SUPER=04-Last Night; :24]
[SUPER=01-Larry Jones/Lynchburg Firefighter; :33]
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief; :59]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( For years, minorities say they have regarded the fire service as a good- old- boy network, one where if you knew someone in the department you could get a job or get promoted.. as long as you weren't black.
[SOT 11:20:22]

((ALEASE BROWN/CONCERNED CITIZEN: I TOOK MYSELF AROUND TO THE FIRE STATIONS AND I FOUND OUT IT'S AN OLD-BOY GAME GOING ON.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=going on.]


Cronyism and poor recruitment were just a few of the concerns aired at a meeting between Lynchburg's NAACP chapter and city officials.
Minorities say they want to start seeing some changes.
[SOT 11:18:46]

((LARRY JONES/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: YOU AND I HAVE MET ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND IN DUE RESPECT, IT'S JUST THREE YEARS LATER AND NOTHING'S CHANGED.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=nothing's changed.]


In fact, in the three years since Fred Mills became fire chief, just two of the department's two dozen new hires have been black.
Minorities make up just 11 percent of the overall department.. FIVE percent of its command structure.
Mills takes responsibility for those figures, but says change is in the works.
[SOT 11:35:52]

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IT HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING TO DO WITH DISCRIMINATION OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE, THAT IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF OUR DEPARTMENT HAVING A CONCENTRATION ON HIRING PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAD THE TRAINING.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=had the training.]

[Standup ] ((That will change this fall when the fire department has to hire and train seven new firefighters on its own. Chief Fred Mills says training for those recruits will not start until they have a diverse pool of applicants to work with. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))




[reno]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Military officials are defending their role in the 19-93 Branch Davidian raid near Waco, Texas.
An anonymous Pentagon official says the Army's Delta Force was at David Koresh's compound, but only to observe.
The military also loaned the F-B-I radios, tanks, tents and helicopters.
The U-S military and barred from policing Americans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX/April 9, 1993;]

[4:16:39]
Meantime, the Justice Department is taking another hard look at the standoff with the cult that end in their fiery deaths.
For six years, the federal government strongly asserted it had nothing to do with the deaths, now it's not so clear.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JANET RENO, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL )
(INCUE: I AM VERY TROUBLED BY THE INFORMATION THIS WEEK SUGGESTING

PYROTECHNIC DEVICES MY HAVE BEEN USED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF
APRIL 19, 1993 AT WACO. ))[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Reno pledges to get to the bottom of both reports. And Republicans in Congress are making it clear they'll reopen hearings into the 51-day siege.
(------------)



[airport-shutdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
It's back to business as usual this morning at the nation's busiest airport, ---that after a major security breach

at Chicago's O'hare.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:13:32]
Yesterday United Airlines had to shut down its terminal for nearly three hours yesterday as authorities searched in vain for a man who slipped passed security.
According to a spokesman for the airline, more than three hundred flights were either canceled or delayed.
And Some 6,000 people were forced to exit the terminal and had to wait outside during the search.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ANDY PLEWS "THIS WAS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SEEMED DETERMINED TO BREECH SECURITY AND THAT'S WHAT HE SUCCEEDED IN DOING."))
[SUPER=01-Andy Plews/United Airlines ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=he succeeded in doing so.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The man still has not been found but police said a sweep of the area uncovered nothing suspicious.
F-A-A Security investigators are now reviewing surveillance video tape shot at the moment the man ran past a security guard and up the down escalator.
(------------)



[81-accident]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 accident]



One man was sent to the hospital following an early morning accident on Interstate 81.
It happened just after midnight 1 mile south of Interstate 5-81. State police say a tractor trailer was changing lanes when it struck a pickup truck. The pickup then went out of control, hit the guard rail, and overturned several times. The driver of the pickup was taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital. The tractor trailer driver was charged with making an unsafe lane change.




[11Henry-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:20:36]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Investigation]


The Henry County boy who was hit by a car on his way to school is still recovering from his injuries..
His family is fighting to make sure it doesn't happen again.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


13-year-old Corey Mayo is in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital.
He was struck by a car Wednesday morning as he walked toward his bus stop.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


State police say reckless driving charges against Martinsville preschool teacher Toni Yvonne Craig, are pending.
Corey's family has asked the county to make Summit Road, where Corey caught the bus, safer for students.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I will continue to work]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Corey's Father;]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO/COREY'S FATHER: I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK VERY HARD TO GET THE THINGS THAT'S NEEDED TO PROTECT NOT ONLY MY FAMILY BUT THE FAMILIES THAT ARE AROUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAVE CHILDREN AS WELL. ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=have children as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Henry County school officials, V-DOT and the Sheriff's department drove the bus route yesterday, trying to find ways to make it safer.
They've already moved several bus stops farther off the road.
(------------)



[11Tobacco-Money]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-15 6:28]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Governor Gilmore had some answering to do after critics said he wasn't distributing the tobacco settlement money as intended.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, the Governor told radio listeners he will NOT push for national tobacco settlement money to be spent on caring for indigent smokers with health problems.
Gilmore wants the 40 percent NOT yet designated to go into the regular state budget.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:06:48]
[IN Q=And I]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES OF THE COMMONWEALTH WITH IT. AND WE'RE GOING TO EXAMINE THOSE ISSUES NOW. MEANWHILE, IN DIRECT ANSWER, I BELIEVE TEN PERCENT OF THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WILL DO GOOD WORK FOR ANTI-SMOKING PROGRAMS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=anti-smoking programs.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Ten-percent of the money is already slated to go toward education to keep children from smoking.
Gilmore's expected to announce plans next week for much of the tobacco money to be used to help pay for new roads.



[11Gilmore-Drought]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:32:42]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


Drought stricken farmers in need of help can now call a new state drought hotline.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore announced the new hotline yesterday on his monthly radio show.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:01:38]
[IN Q=We have]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE PROVIDED HAY WHEN OUR SISTER STATES WERE IN TROUBLE IN THE PAST. NOW OUR SISTER STATES ARE RECIPROCATING FOR US. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET ADEQUATE WATER. WE THINK THERE IS ADEQUATE WATER IN THE RIGHT PLACES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND ELSEWHERE, AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT TO OUR FARMERS. BUT WE DO NEED VEHICLES. AND I'M HOPEFUL THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ASSIST ME IN THIS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in this.]
(+++++++++)

[TAKE DROUGHT HOTLINE]
The hotline number for farmers who need hay or water is 1-888-824-2457.
Farmers must call this line to request or offer assistance. [TAKE WATER TRUCK PAGE]
The Virginia National Guard has dispatched one water truck to Bedford County and two to the Staunton area.
Distribution of water will probably begin from staging areas in those regions on Monday.
(++++++++++)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Terry and Kerry Scales will each spend 24- years in prison for second degree murder and related charges.
It took the jury about seven hours to find the twins guilty of second degree murder for killing 30- year old Richard Bullard.
Terry Scales was also convicted of malicious wounding -- for shooting Paul Shoemaker.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Black leaders in Lynchburg say the city's fire department isn't doing enough to recruit and hire minority firefighters.
Poor recruitment was just one of the concerns aired at a meeting between Lynchburg's NAACP chapter and city officials.
That will change this fall when the fire department has to hire and train seven new firefighters on its own. Chief Fred Mills says training for those recruits will not start until they have a diverse pool of applicants to work with.

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


Recent rains have helped Carvins Cove a little bit. Roanoke water officials say the rains brought the reservoir level to 28-point-5 feet below full pond yesterday.. two-tenths of a foot higher than Wednesday.
It's not much of a rise, but it is the first time in months that Roanoke's main water supply showed an increase.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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