[Dennis]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Dennis]


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
North Carolina coastal residents are relieved as they see Hurricane Dennis continue to move away from shore.
But forecasters say the storm may be back.
They say Dennis is likely to stall at sea for a few days, then it could do an about face and head for Virginia.
Lee Cowan joins us from Nags Head, North Carolina with an update.
[Live=Cowan Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Nag's Head, NC;]
( ad lib)

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Stroud/Atlantic Beach Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jarrel/National Hurricane Center;]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=]

((In the end, Hurricane Dennis was more of a nuisance than a nightmare. After hugging the coast of the Carolinas, Dennis finally took its menace out to sea. And that is where it is likely to stay - at least for the next several days.
SOT: Mayor Joe Stroud/Atlantic Beach

"The storm just basically brushed us, that was it. It could have been much worse." It has been a storm that has battered the Carolina's with hurricane force winds, and up to 8 inches of rain for the better part of 24 hours - knocking out power to more than 50-thousand people and eroding beaches with powerful surf.
MOS SOT:

"It's such a precarious situation anyways, because our beaches are so damaged, that this could be a really bad thing for us." With its move out to sea-the danger is not over. Tropical storm winds extend as far as 200 miles from the eye - far enough to still hammer the coastal regions with punishing wind and rain.
SOT: Jerry Jarrel/Dir., Natl. Hurricane Ctr.

"The bottom line is that portions of the Mid-Atlantic coast, particularly portions of the North Carolina coast, the tidewater area of Virginia and portions of the Del Mar Penisula will continue to be affected by strong winds, large swells, dangerous breaking waves that likely will result in extensive beach erosion." Dennis remains large enough to kick up waves between 5 and 8 feet as far north as Massachusetts. Long Island has closed it's beaches to swimmers because of strong ripe tides - and storm warnings are posted up and down the mid Atlantic states, with mandatory evacuations still in effect for North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The State's Governor has declared a state of emergency just in case things don't get any better ---something no one can

guarantee, at least not for the next several hours.))

[Live=Cowan Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Nag's Head, NC;]
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[west-fires]


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


Wind-driven wildfires are raging in six Western states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Apple Valley, CA;]

[4:19;53]
In Southern California, firefighters are trying to contain five major blazes, the worst in Apple Valley.
At least 32 homes have been burned and more than 51 thousand acres scorched.
Firefighters say the blaze is very erratic and very dangerous.
The West's largest blaze is a 45-thousand-acre fire north of Reno, Nevada.
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[Halifax-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farms]


New hog farms in Halifax County face tougher restrictions.
Last night, supervisors voted to require them to be built at least a thousand feet from property lines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


The decision came after last night's five hour public hearing that and didn't break up until after midnight.
It's a debate that's divided the community.
Hog farmers say their way of life is under siege-- that under the stricter setbacks proposed by the Planning Commission, there's no way to have future hog farm operations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you're going]

((DON REESE/FARMER: IF YOU'RE GOING TO EAT BBQ AND HAM BISCUITS, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS GOING TO HAVE TO RAISE THE HOGS AND WHY SHOULDN'T WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IN HALIFAX COUNTY?))
[SUPER=01-Don Reese/Farmer]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=in Halifax county?]
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[VO-NAT]


But neighbors and opponents of hog farms say they pollute and give the county a bad image.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This isn't]

((JANET VAUGHAN: THIS ISN'T ABOUT FARMING. THIS IS ABOUT AN INDUSTRY THAT FOULS THE WATER AND POLLUTES THE AIR. THEN PULLS OUT AND MOVES ON TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS GULLIBLE ENOUGH TO FALL FOR THEIR LIES. THEN THEY PULL OUT AND LEAVE THE TAXPAYERS TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Vaughan/Hog Farm Opponent;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=clean up their mess.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 600 residents turned out for the meeting.
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[Transport-Budget]


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


Governor Gilmore announces his long-awaited transportation spending program today.
The REPUBLICAN governor has been under pressure to respond to transportation initiatives proposed by DEMOCRATS, who hope to use the issue to their advantage in this fall's elections.
A Richmond newspaper reports that Gilmore will propose spending two-and a- half billion dollars-- much of it for projects in northern Virginia.
He'll make the announcement this morning on a Washington radio show.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, U-V-A football is gearing up for a weekend match-up with the Tar Heels.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=happy Tues.]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=this mornin]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


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



[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Explore Park; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :25]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; 1:15]
[RUNS=2:56]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: explore park))

[Appomattox-Schools]


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


Stay the course-- that's what the chairman of the Appomattox County school board is saying about the plan to post the Lord's Prayer in county schools.
Meanwhile, more attorneys are saying the plan would not stand up to a court challenge.
Even the top attorney for the conservative Rutherford Institute agrees.
The American Civil Liberties Union said it will sue if the board adopts policies promoting religion in the schools.

[E-100-Year]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-30 TC1:12:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Becoming older these days doesn't mean slowing down and that's espeiallty true for one local woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Lillian Jefferson celebrated her 100-th birthday at the Richfield Retirement Community in Salem yesterday afternoon.
But what makes her special is how independent she is at her age.
Jefferson cooks her own meals, walks with out any aids, and is sharp playing Bridge.
She attributes her good health to growing up in the country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I rode horses]

((LILLIAN JEFFERSON/100 YEARS OLD: I RODE HORSES AND I CLIMBED TREES AND I DID EVERYTHING THE BOYS DID I COULD JUMP IN A CREEK AND SWIM ALL THE WAY ACROSS JUST LIKE THEY COULD.))
[SUPER=01-Lillian Jefferson/100 Years Old]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=like they could]
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[VO-NAT]


Workers at the Richfield retirement community say socializing among the residents is leading to happier and sometimes longer lives.
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[Cigarette-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Cigarette Prices]


Smokers should get ready to pay another quarter a pack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The costs of a tobacco settlement with states continue to filter down to cigarette users.
The big cigarette companies are hiking prices because they expect higher costs stemming from their 206 (B) billion dollar deal with states over health care expenses related to smoking.
They're also anticipating a ten-cent increase in the federal tax.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there may be a connection between brain trauma and alzheimer's disease.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE TODAY THAT LIGHT TO MODERATE DRINKING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART.
VT-VO
THE STUDY FOUND THAT TWO TO FOUR ALCOHOLIC DRINKS A WEEK CAN REDUCE A MAN'S RISK OF SERIOUS HEART ATTACK BY 60 PERCENT.
SIX OR SEVEN DRINKS A WEEK AND THE RISK DROPS BY 79 PERCENT.
HOWEVER RESEARCHERS FOUND NO BENEFIT TO HEAVY DRINKERS....THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE 14 OR MORE DRINKS A WEEK.
VT-VO
A NEW STUDY CONFIRMS WHAT MANY NEUROLGISTS SAY THEY ALREADY KNOW. BRAIN TRAUMA EARLY IN LIFE CAN INCREASE A PERSON'S RISK OF DEVELOPING ALZHEIMERS DISEASE.
WHILE PERFORMING TESTS ON PIGS, RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FOUND THAT EVEN MODERATE BRAIN TRAUMA SET OFF A BIO-CHEMICAL PROCESS THAT LEAD TO THE PRODUCTION OF AMYLOID PLAQUES IN BRAIN TISSUE.
TO HELP CUT BACK ON THESE KINDS OF TRAUMAS THE SCIENTISTS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE HELMETS WHEN RIDING A BIKE OR MOTORCYCLE. THEY ALSO URGE EVERYONE TO USE SEATBELTS.
ONCAM-MIKA
AND BABY FORMULA FORTIFIED WITH IRON INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF THE MINERAL IN A CHILD'S BLOOD BUT DOES NOT PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT. THIS ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS FROM AUSTRALIA.
SCIENTISTS STUDIED NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED HEALTHY BABIES. SOME WERE GIVEN COW'S MILK, THE REST AN ENRICHED FORMULA. THE RESEARCHERS FOUND NO DIFFERENCE IN GROWTH PATTERNS BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS.
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 board)
[essc#87??]



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


It looks like southeastern states like South and North Carolina may avoid the worst of Hurricane Dennis.

IT's currently skirting the coastline, packing winds in excess of one hundred miles an hour.
Some forecasters are predicting that it wont touch land and will make a northeast turn further out into the Atlantic.
But others say Dennis could stall at sea for a few days, then it could do an about face and head for Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Meanwhile it's fire they're worried about in the West.
Eighteen fires are burning in six western states.
The blazes have charred more than 100-thousand acres, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee.
Homes in California were among 30 structures incinerated by a 44-thousand-acre fire, some 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And after months of debate Halifax County officials have decided to place greater restrictions on hog farms.
New Hog farms must be at least a thousand feet from property lines.
The decision came following a heated and packed public hearing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday August 31.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Hog-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-31 42:01]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farm]


After months of debate and hard feelings, Halifax County supervisors have decided to place greater restrictions on hog farms.
The decision came after last night's five hour public hearing that drew hundreds of people and didn't break up until after midnight.
New hog farms must be at least a thousand feet from property lines.
Marya Jones was there and has more on the debate.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=More than 600]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer; :26 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Don Reese/Farmer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Janet Vaughan/Hog Farm Opponent; :50]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=MJ, News-7]

(( More than 600 residents-turned-activists marched into a packed public hearing, with an unmistakable message for county supervisors: [NAT SOUND: No more hog farms] ((NATSOUND: CHANGING -- NO MORE HOGS.)) [RUNS:03]
They came from both sides in record numbers... filling the Halifax County High School auditorium to capacity.
Hog farmers say their way of life is under siege. That under the stricter setbacks proposed by the Planning Commission, there's no way to have future hog farm operations.
[SOT TAPE 1 - 1:45:16 - :22]

((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: NOT ONLY WILL WE BE LEFT BEHIND AS FARMERS, BUT THIS COUNTY WILL BE LEFT BEHIND ALSO.)) [runs:06]
[sot TAPE 2 - 15:32:37 - :44]

((DON REESE/FARMER: IF YOU'RE GOING TO EAT BBQ AND HAM BISCUITS, SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS GOING TO HAVE TO RAISE THE HOGS AND WHY SHOULDN'T WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IN HALIFAX COUNTY?)) [RUNS:07]
But hog farm neighbors and opponents, who turned out in larger numbers, say the farms need to be at least 1,000 feet from their property.
They say the hog farms pollute the environment and give the county a bad image.
[SOT TAPE 2 - 15:41:55 - 15:42:11]

((JANET VAUGHAN: THIS ISN'T ABOUT FARMING. THIS IS ABOUT AN INDUSTRY THAT FOULS THE WATER AND POLLUTES THE AIR. THEN PULLS OUT AND MOVES ON TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS GULLIBLE ENOUGH TO FALL FOR THEIR LIES. THEN THEY PULL OUT AND LEAVE THE TAXPAYERS TO CLEAN UP THEIR MESS.)) [RUNS:14] [Standup]))

[2-Transport-Budget]


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


Governor Gilmore announces his long-awaited transportation budget on a Washington radio show this morning.
The Republican governor has been under pressure to respond to transportation initiatives proposed by Democrats, who hope to use the issue to their advantage in this fall's elections.
A Richmond newspaper reports that Gilmore will propose spending two-and-a-half billion dollars-- much of it for projects in northern Virginia.

[E-Bedrosian]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:35:10]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


Al Bedrosian is off the hook.
The prosecutor was only asking for a 50 dollar fine for spanking a woman's child, but the judge dismissed the charges outright.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Al Bedrosian and]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Campbell/Child's Mother; :18]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Clifton/Witness; :33]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Defendant; :47]
[SUPER=07-Judge James Swanson; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Al Bedrosian and Melissa Campbell had nothing to say to each other as they came into the courthouse...
But both had plenty to say on the stand, Campbell describing what she saw when her son Malik ran past Bedrosian in the Lewis Gale Clinic waiting room, knocking over a container of candy.

[SOT 01:58:17]
[IN Q=Mr. Bedrosian kind of ]

((MELISSA CAMPBELL/CHILD'S MOTHER; MR. BEDROSIAN KIND OF GRABBED HIM AND LIFTED HIM UP OR BENT HIM OVER HIS HAND AND SPANKED HIM ON THE BOTTOM. ))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=on the bottom]



But a witness in the waiting room testified Bedrosian was protecting his infant from a child running out of control.

[SOT 02:46:46 tape 1]
[IN Q=I believe he]

((CHERYL CLIFTON/WITNESS; I BELIEVE HE WOULD HAVE GONE INTO THE BABY, I MEAN HE WAS JUST SORT OF ON A TILT, FROM WHAT I COULD SEE. ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=what I could see]



Bedrosian, while saying he is guilty ONLY of protecting his daughter, also said, in the future he would handle a similar situation differently.

[SOT 03:00:42 tape 2]
[IN Q=I don't think]

(( AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; I DON'T THINK IT'S EVER GOING TO GET TO THAT POINT, BECAUSE I THINK, THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE'S RUCKUS, I'M GOING TO GO UP AND TELL THE PEOPLE AT THE COUNTER. ))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=at the counter]



Judge James Swanson, telling Bedrosian he was technically guilty of assault, also said the whole thing should have ended with Bedrosian's apology... A conviction he said, would accomplish nothing.

[SOT 03:20:46 tape 2]
[IN Q=I just see ]

(( JUDGE JAMES SWANSON; I JUST SEE ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO CONTINUE THIS ANY FURTHER, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, AND I'M GOING TO DISMISS IT. ))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=going to dismiss it]



Campbell left the courtroom without comment.
Bedrosian, while pleased with the verdict, was not celebrating.

[SOT 03:21:40-tape 1]
[IN Q=people are saying]

(( AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; PEOPLE ARE SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, I DON'T THINK IT'S REALLY ONE OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, IT'S A TOUGH SITUATION, I WAS FROM THE VERY START, JUST A BAD SITUATION ALTOGETHER THAT YOU GET PUT INTO, AND IT'S OVER, FOR NOW. ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=over for now.]



Bedrosian won't speculate on how this will affected his campaign for the house of delegates, but says he'll accept whatever happens.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[E-Reyes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-21 2:02:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former Liberty University student John Reyes (RAY-iss) must turn himself in to Lynchburg authorities today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Nov. 1997]


Reyes was convicted of trespassing during an anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School two years ago.
His appeals have run out and Reyes must begin serving a six- month jail term.
During a rally today, Reyes questioned why he and Operation Rescue director Flip Benham were singled out for prosecution weeks after the rally took place.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:38:10]
[IN Q=Are they going]

((JOHN REYES/CONVICTED PROTESTER: ARE THEY GOING TO TELL ME THAT THESE POLICE OFFICERS DID NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOB? IF WE WERE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL, WOULDN'T THEY HAVE ARRESTED US?))
[SUPER=01-John Reyes/Convicted Protester; :00]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=have arrested us?]
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[VO-NAT]


Reyes says he'll be bringing his Bible with him to jail today and hopes to spread the gospel among his fellow inmates.
With good behavior, he could be released in three months.
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[Hotmail]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


Microsoft's Hotmail service is back on-line after hackers breached company security giving them access to millions of accounts.
Service was shut down for about two hours yesterday after the company discovered the problem.
Hotmail has 40 million accounts, but Microsoft says it had no customer complaints.

[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; :18 (quick)]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :30]
[RUNS=3:11]
[OUT Q=mountains of virginia]


[On Record] [Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
[essc#87??]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: explore park))

[NC-dennis]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Dennis]


North Carolina may have dodged a bullet but Hurricane Dennis' next target could be Virginia.
Forecasters say they expect Dennis to stall at sea for the next three or four days and possibly head back to the coast and chart a new course for the Virginia shore.
Lee Cowan has an update from Nags Head, North Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Nags Head, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Stroud/Atlantic Beach Mayor; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jarrel/National Hurricane Center; :52]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=Nags Head, North Carolina]

((In the end, Hurricane Dennis was more of a nuisance than a nightmare. After hugging the coast of the Carolinas, Dennis finally took its menace out to sea. And that is where it is likely to stay - at least for the next several days.
SOT: Mayor Joe Stroud/Atlantic Beach

"The storm just basically brushed us, that was it. It could have been much worse." It has been a storm that has battered the Carolina's with hurricane force winds, and up to 8 inches of rain for the better part of 24 hours - knocking out power to more than 50-thousand people and eroding beaches with powerful surf.
MOS SOT:

"It's such a precarious situation anyways, because our beaches are so damaged, that this could be a really bad thing for us." With its move out to sea-the danger is not over. Tropical storm winds extend as far as 200 miles from the eye - far enough to still hammer the coastal regions with punishing wind and rain.
SOT: Jerry Jarrel/Dir., Natl. Hurricane Ctr.

"The bottom line is that portions of the Mid-Atlantic coast, particularly portions of the North Carolina coast, the tidewater area of Virginia and portions of the Del Mar Peninsula will continue to be affected by strong winds, large swells, dangerous breaking waves that likely will result in extensive beach erosion." Dennis remains large enough to kick up waves between 5 and 8 feet as far north as Massachusetts. Long Island has closed it's beaches to swimmers because of strong ripe tides - and storm warnings are posted up and down the mid Atlantic states, with mandatory evacuations still in effect for North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The State's Governor has declared a state of emergency just in case things don't get any better ---something no one ca

n guarantee, at least not for the next several hours.))

[E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:24:22]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


With Carvins Cove far below the spillway, Roanoke officials were hoping Hurricane Dennis would bring major drought relief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The Cove's water level dropped more over the weekend.
Attorneys for Roanoke City and County are continuing to work on an agreement to help deal with the water shortage.


Roanoke City Council expects the issue to make the agenda at its September 20th meeting.
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[E-Bedford-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:03:27]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of '99]


In Bedford County there's plenty of water, but apparently no one wants to use it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


That was the case yesterday.
The National Guard trucked in more than 6-thousand gallons for farmers suffering in this summer's drought.
But the guardsmen didn't have any customers all morning.
Last week's rain might have convinced some farmers they don't need water for crops or cattle.
Still .. county residents can get free, non-drinkable water at the armory and three other places:
The Big Island Fire Department ... Smith Mountain Lake State Park ... and the Bedford County Nursing Home.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, most NFL teams have made their final cuts.
Here's Mike Stevens with how some local players faired.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=well folks]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=this week]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

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


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


Governor Gilmore announces his long-awaited transportation budget today.
A Richmond newspaper reports that Gilmore will propose spending two-and-a-half billion dollars-- much of it for projects in northern Virginia.
He'll make the announcement on a Washington radio show this morning.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After months of debate that has divided the community, Halifax county supervisors have made a decision on hog farm restrictions.
After a five hour public hearing last night, the board voted to require new operations to be built at least a thousand feet from property lines.
The decision wasn't made until after midnight.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


One of the leaders of an abortion protest at E-C Glass high school goes to jail today.
John Reyes was convicted of trespassing during an anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School two years ago.

His appeals have run out and Reyes must begin serving a six- month jail term.
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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)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]