[Brush-Fire]

[ANCHOR=MEL]

[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


They're fighting fire with fire in California.
Firefighters have set backfires to burn out a buffer zone between a wildfire and the resort town of Big Bear.
The fire has burned more than 60-thousand acres in the San Bernardino mountains.
It's the worst fire to hit the region in nearly 50 years and was started Saturday by an illegal campfire.
As Jaie Avila reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:01:30]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Green Valley Lake, CA;]
[SUPER=03-Apple Valley, CA/Sunday;]
[SUPER=01-Geoff Barrett/Rialto Fire Department;]
[SUPER=01-Kirk Zabriski/Homeowner;]
[SUPER=01-Al Stevens/Redlands Fire Department;]
[SUPER=01-Jaie Avila/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:30]

[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS][11Weeks]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-38 03:09]
[GRAPHIC=Weeks Execution Stayed]




The United States Supreme Court halted the execution of Lonnie Weeks.
(---------)

[Vo-Nat]
The 27 year old North Carolina man was scheduled to die for the shooting death of a state trooper.
[Super=03-Dale City/1993;]


It was 1993 that Weeks was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Dale City-
A jury convicted him of fatally shooting Virginia State Trooper Jose (ka-VAH-zose) Cavazos six times-
The Supreme Court will consider a question regarding a judge's instructions to the jury that sentenced Weeks death.
Those arguments probably will be heard in December or January ... and a decision could come next summer.
The court action meant Governor Gilmore did not have to act on a clemency petition.
(------------)



[11M-comments]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-32 44:17]
[GRAPHIC=Buford]

The President of the local N-double-A-C-P is offering to be a go-between, or at least an observer, for a more recent murder suspect.
Martin Jeffrey says he wants to ensure that Timothy Buford is apprehended without incident.
And he has issued a public appeal to Buford, to give himself up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jeffrey says tensions are running high and people in the African- American Community are running scared- -in the community at large, as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're all in this together]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT- -WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, THIS MAN IS A THREAT TO ALL OF US. TO THAT END WE ENCOURAGE HIM TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to come forward.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police have already apprehended 15-year old Tremaine Richardson, in the murder at Easley's Restaurant.
(------------)





[11Murder-For-Hire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State police say this COULD have turned into a murder.
43-year old Larry James Perkins of Floyd County is under arrest, charged with solicitation to commit murder.


State police say Perkins wanted his estranged wife killed .. for 20 thousand dollars. [dennis]


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


Tropical Storm Dennis continues to pound the barrier islands of North Carolina with 60-mile-an-hour winds and 14-foot waves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cape Hatteras, NC;]


The storm has stranded thousands of people on Hatteras Island and and officials say supplies are running short.
Dennis washed out part of the main road on Hatteras Island yesterday, forcing a National Guard convoy to turn back before it could deliver food, fuel and other supplies to some communities.
Dennis is nearly stationary, with means it will likely to be an unwanted visitor to the Carolina coast for the next few days.
(------------)


[11Well-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:14:30]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]

Despite the ongoing water restrictions the City of Roanoke is now giving you a way to water your lawn and garden.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The catch is, you have to go get the water and haul it home.
The city has a spigot available 24 hours a day at the New Hope well system on Welcome Valley Road.
You have to bring your own tank, and are limited to 300 gallons.
You can also fill water tanks at the Utility Line Services complex on Hollins Road between 7-AM and 3-PM.
The water is NOT suitable for drinking.
(------------)


[Drought-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Drought '99]


The Virginia National Guard will begin distributing hay to drought-stricken farmers in Rockingham, Augusta and Albemarle counties today. The state agriculture department has received 150 requests for hay since creating a drought hot line on August 26th. Only farmers who have lodged requests on the hot line will be eligible for the hay.


[Ford-fine]


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


Ford Motor Company is facing a huge fine.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI;]

[4:10:51]
It stems from February's explosion at a complex in Dearborn, Michigan, that killed six workers.
A top state official and a senior Ford executive tell The Detroit News that Ford will be fined between one and two million dollars for at least a dozen workplace safety violations.
It will spend another one million dollars to set up a research fund to prevent workplace accidents.
The paper says the fine would be the largest for workplace safety violations in Michigan history.
(------------)


[6-RMH-Smoke]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-31 48:10]
[GRAPHIC=Smoking]


The signs say no smoking at Roanoke Memorial Hospital-- but sometimes the rules are bent. Tonya Flory explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lucas Snipes/Hospital Director; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gregory Zachmann/Allergist; :29]
[SUPER=@Tonya1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Pat Deel/Allergic to Smoke; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

((Some patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital actually have permission to smoke -- a special doctor's order allowing them to light up in their hospital room. They say a hospital stay is not the time to quit cold turkey.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 06 22]
[IN Q=If there's]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IF THERE'S AN ADDICTION, LIKE TO NICOTINE IN THE HOSPITAL IS SOMETIMES IN A PHYSICIANS MIND NOT THE TIME TO GO THROUGH A WITHDRAWAL PROGRAM.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=withdrawal program.]

But for some allergy and asthma sufferers who come in contact with smoke --
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 12 06 19]
[IN Q=They can be]

((DR. GREGORY ZACHMANN/ALLERGIST: THEY CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING IF NOT TREATED.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=not treated]

Pat Deel wears a medic alert necklace that reads severe allergy to tobacco smoke. But it didn't protect her the day she had an attack after breathing second hand smoke in the hallway on the 10th floor at RMH.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 08 14]
[IN Q=When a patient]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WHEN A PATIENT IS SMOKING, WE MAKE SURE THE DOOR IS CLOSED, THE VENTILATION SYSTEM IS WORKING PROPERLY, WE ACTUALLY HAVE FILTERS THAT CAN BE USED IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS WHEN THAT'S NECESSARY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=necessary]
(///// STAND UP /////)
[SOT ub 13 32 15]
[IN Q=But there is]

((BUT THERE IS STILL A SLIGHT CRACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE DOORS OF THE HOSPITAL ROOMS THAT COULD ALLOW SOME SMOKE, EVEN IN THE SMALLEST AMOUNTS TO SEEP INTO THE HALL EFFECTING ANYONE IN THE VICINITY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=in the vicinity]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 02:35:18]
[IN Q=And the door]

((PAT DEEL/ALLERGIC TO SMOKE: AND THE DOOR WAS CLOSED, BUT I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, IT DIDN'T STOP THE SMOKE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=the smoke]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 11 42]
[IN Q=As we try to]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: AS WE TRY TO AVOID HAVING PATIENTS SMOKE IN THE HOSPITAL PART OF OUR POLICY SAYS THAT WE WILL OFFER ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS THE PATCH AND SOME OF THE OTHER MEDICATIONS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=the other medications.]

Snipes says the hospital also makes exceptions for terminally ill patients, whose last enjoyment is to light up. Deel believes that final pleasure may be at the cost of someone else's health. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))




[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a drug used to treat heart failure may help patients live longer

Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) TESTS ON A RARELY PRESCRIBED DRUG USED TO TREAT HEART FAILURE PROVED SO SUCCESSFUL THAT RESEARCHERS ENDED THEIR STUDY EARLY SO THEY COULD REPORT THE FINDINGS.

VT=VO

((vo)) THE REPORT, IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND THAT PATIENTS WHO TOOK THE DRUG ALDACTONE NOT ONLY LIVED LONGER BUT MADE FEWER VISITS TO THE HOSPITAL.
ONE REASON THE DRUG IS NOT WIDELY USED IS BECAUSE IT CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUSLY HIGH LEVELS OF POTASSIUM IN THE BLOOD.

ONCAM=MIKA

((ON CAm)) YOU MAY WANT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE USING AEROSOLS AND AIR FRESHENERS.
A REPORT IN "NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE" SAYS THEY CAN CAUSE HEADACHES AND DEPRESSION IN WOMEN. THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THE SUBSTANCES IN THESE PRODUCTS CAN LEAD TO EAR INFECTIONS AND DIARRHEA IN YOUNG BABIES.
RESEARCHERS SUSPECT THE AEROSOLS AND AIR FRESHENERS MAKE SKIN MORE PERMEABLE, THEREBY WEAKENING THE BODY'S RESISTANCE TO ILLNESSES.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT DOCTORS MAY BE OVER DIAGNOSING SOME GROUPS OF CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER.
THIS IN TURN IS LEADING TO THE OVER PRESCRIPTION OF CERTAIN DRUGS LIKE RITALIN THAT ARE USED TO TREAT THE CONDITION.
THE RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH STUDIED MORE THAN 30 THOUSAND CHILDREN IN VIRGINIA. IT FOUND THAT THAT TWO TO THREE TIMES AS MANY OF THEM TOOK DRUGS FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT disorder THAN WAS EXPECTED.
IT'S ESTIMATED THAT BETWEEN 3 AND 5 PERCENT OF ALL SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN HAVE THE CONDITION.

ONCAM=MIKA

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, 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]


It's a desperate situation in the west where wild fires are burning out of control.
It's gotten so bad that firefighters in California are torching selected forests in an attempt to stop the flames from engulfing resort towns in the San Bernardino mountains.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


North Carolina's barrier islands are feeling the brunt of Tropical Storm Dennis. High winds and huge waves are battering the shore.
The National Guard is working to deliver supplies to those stranded on Hatteras Islands.

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


The controversy over the F-B-I raid at the branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas continues. Some undisclosed evidence on the FBI Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas, is now in the hands of U-S marshals. They seized infrared videos of the April 19th, 1993 raid from F-B-I headquarters. The tapes reportedly reveal that agents got permission to use incendiary tear-gas.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[amusement-ride]


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


There has been another amusement park accident, this time it happened in Canada.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada;]

[4:07:58]
Fourteen people, most of them children, were injured last night on a midway ride at the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto.
The ride called the Wave swinger apparently collapsed while attempting to rise.
The injured were taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises and neck and back injuries.

(----------------)[waco]



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


There are new developments regarding the 19-93 raid at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
Both The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times report that infrared F-B-I tapes reveal
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX/1993;]

[4:06:08] the voice of an agent asking for and receiving permission to fire incendiary tear gas grenades at a bunker next to the compound.
U-S Marshals took the tapes yesterday from F-B-I headquarters in Washington.
Meanwhile, the Times and Washington Post report Attorney General Janet Reno has decided upon an independent inquiry on the issue.
But at least two U-S Senators are asking for Reno resignation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

(( SEN. PHIL GRAMM/(R) TEXAS I think the Attorney General should step down. I think this is another example of where she has either lied to the American people or allowed the American people to be lied to. SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON/(R) TEXAS And I think if in fact she wasn't able to handle this, if she is at fault for having the misinformation go out to the public, then I think there should be some accountability.))
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas; :02]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kay Hutchison/(R) Texas; :12]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=there should be some accountability.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Also, a spokesman says a House committee will issue subpoenas today to the White House and several government agencies.
(------------)



[2-11Weeks]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-38 03:09]
[GRAPHIC=Weeks Execution Stayed]




The United States Supreme Court stopped the execution of Lonnie Weeks.
(---------)

[Vo-Nat]
The 27 year old North Carolina man was scheduled to die for the shooting death of a state trooper.
[Super=03-Dale City/1993;]


It was 1993 that Weeks was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Dale City-
A jury convicted him of fatally shooting Virginia State Trooper Jose (ka-VAH-zose) Cavazos six times-
The Supreme Court will consider a question regarding a judge's instructions to the jury that sentenced Weeks to death.
Those arguments probably will be heard in December or January ... and a decision could come next summer.
The court action meant Governor Gilmore did not have to act on a clemency petition.
(------------)



[11Store-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 51:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford County couple is considering a civil suit against the Toys R Us store in Lynchburg, after their 7-year old daughter was allegedly assaulted by a store employee there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Richard and Tammy Artutis (are-TOO-tis) say the employee thought their daughter Amanda was trying to shoplift and confronted her in the women's restroom.
The woman allegedly stuck her hand in Amanda's pants to search for concealed merchandise, but found nothing.
The Artutises have sworn out a criminal warrant and may also sue the store.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:34:21]
[IN Q=To see that]

((RICHARD ARTUTIS/FATHER: TO SEE THAT THIS DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE. THEY NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THE ACTIONS THEY TAKE WHEN THEY'RE IN THAT STORE. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE RECONSIDERED, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIX IT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Artutis/Father]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=have to fix it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A Toys R Us store manager told News7 that there was an incident Tuesday night but that "no" assault occurred.
(------------)



[6-Book-Bags]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:30:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]


At one Martinsville school, tightened security has meant the loss of a beloved back-to-school accessory ... the bookbag. Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was their third day walking]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Turner/8th Grade; VERY QUICK! :07]
[SUPER=01-Steven Spivey/8th Grade; QUICK! :09]
[SUPER=01-Holly Hines/8th Grade; QUICK :16]
[SUPER=01-Huong Doan/8th Grade; :31]
[SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/Martinsville Superintendent; :39]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/Principal; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Frances Hogg/French Teacher; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Martinsville.]


(( It was their third day walking the halls with a no- bookbag policy.
And kids at Martinsville Middle School were giving it mixed marks.
[SOT 1:26:03]

((PATRICK TURNER/8TH GRADER: IT FEELS DIFFERENT. WEIRD.)) [RUNS:02]
[SOT 1:28:56 - 1:29:01]

((STEVEN SPIVEY/8TH GRADER: I LIKE IT A LOT. IT'S GOOD FOR SAFETY REASONS AND ISSUES FOR YOUR BACK. )) [RUNS:05]
[SOT 1:38:20 - :25]

((HOLLY HINES/7TH GRADER: WE DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE CARRYING AROUND ALL THESE BOOKS AND WE'VE GOT TWO TRAPPER KEEPERS WE HAVE TO USE, SO I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA. )) [RUNS:05]
There were NO reports of weapons brought into the middle school last year.
Still, the students came up with the idea, concerned that weapons could be smuggled in...
[SOT 1:27:55]

((STEVEN SPIVEY: USUALLY THEY HAVE TO HAVE IT IN THEIR BOOKBAGS, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T JUST CARRY IT AROUND, PEOPLE WILL SEE, SO YEAH, I THINK IT ELIMINATES THAT PROBLEM. )) [RUNS:07]
Administrators agreed that it was a good idea.
[SOT 1:12:41]

((IRA TROLLINGER/SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE TRYING TO BE PREVENTIVE. WE DON'T WANT AN INCIDENT TO OCCUR AND REACT TO IT. WE'D REALLY LIKE TO TO TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS TO START WITH.)) [RUNS:10]
Students keep a set of textbooks at home ... and one set stays in the classroom.
And girls can bring purses to school, but they have to be kept in their lockers all day.
[SOT 1:38:05 - :12]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: AND NOW WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SIMPLE SCHOOL SAFETY PRECAUTION IS STARTING TO HAVE SOME UNEXPECTEDLY GOOD SIDE EFFECTS.)) [RUNS:06]
Kids say it's lightened their load.
[SOT 1:27:04 - :08]

((HUONG DOAN/8TH GRADER: USUALLY, I'M LIKE THAT, HUNCHED OVER, CARRYING A BOOK BAG, SO I LIKE IT. )) [RUNS:04]
[SOT 1:37:08 - :12]

((HARRY DAVIS/PRINCIPAL: THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED MONDAY MORNING WERE THE STUDENTS COMING IN STANDING UP STRAIGHT. ))
[RUNS:04]
And you won't find teachers complaining either.
[SOT 1:19:42 - :49]

((FRANCES HOGG/FRENCH TEACHER: IT IS A WONDERFUL POLICY BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO STUMBLE WHEN I'M GOING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES TRYING TO CHECK ON THE STUDENTS' WORK.)) [RUNS:07]
This is a trial year for the ban on bookbags.
Administrators, parents and students will re-evaluate it as they go.
But, for now, it's taking security concerns off administrators' minds ... and a load of students' shoulders.
MJN7, Martinsville.))

[11School-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:32:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Concerns over school safety led to an unusual but welcome gift for some local schools.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ericsson gave 54 schools in Lynchburg and Amherst and Bedford counties emergency communications radios.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

The portable devices are linked to the area's regional radio system and will give schools instant access to police, fire, and rescue without having to use phones.
The radios can also be used to notify schools of bad weather.
(------------)


[11Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=I 81 Sinkhole]



This summer's drought is blamed for a sinkhole that caused a huge backup on Interstate 81 near Harrisonburg.
The sinkhole developed around 1 yesterday afternoon stretching across both southbound lanes.
The end-result: a ten-mile southbound backup. The hole caused no damage to cars or injuries.The repair work is expected to last until noon today.

[11WL-Students]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


30 incoming freshmen at Washington and Lee University are beginning their college careers in the Roanoke housing project instead of on campus.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


These 30 teenagers are spending the last week of their summer vacation doing community service for a special orientation week sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty otherwise known as TAP.
It's a pioneer project that's teaching freshman about the real world before they start college.
(/////SOT//////)
[SOT 21:29:17]
[INQ=]

((DONNA SEGURA/ROANOKE TAP DIRECTOR: THEY ARE GOING OUT INTO THE POOR NEIGHBORHOODS AND DOING SURVEYS, THEY ARE WORKING AT TLC, THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE VIRGINIA CARES PROJECT THAT WORKS WITH EX OFFENDERS THEY ARE GOING TO THE JAIL ON FRIDAY.))
[OUTQ=fRIDAY]
[Super=01-Donna Segura/Roanoke TAP Director]
[RUNS=:10]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]

For a week the students live in public housing at the Melrose Towers. Organizers hope the program will make these students more responsible when they graduate and start their careers.
(---------------)[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]


The U-S Supreme Court stayed the execution of Lonnie Weeks. The 27 year old North Carolina man was scheduled to die last night for the shooting death of a state trooper.
The Supreme Court will consider a question regarding a judge's instructions to the jury that sentenced Weeks to death.
Those arguments probably will be heard in December or January ... and a decision could come next summer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


President of the Roanoke NAACP, Martin Jeffrey, has issued a public appeal to murder suspect Timothy Buford, to give himself up. Jeffery says he wants to ensure that Buford is apprehended without incident.
Buford is wanted in connection with the murder of 19 year -old Prentice Jordan.
Police have already apprehended 15-year old Tremaine Richardson, in the murder at Easley's Restaurant.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

A Bedford County couple is considering a civil suit against the Toys R Us store in Lynchburg after their 7-year old daughter was allegedly assaulted by a store employee there. Richard and Tammy Artutis (are-TOO-tis) say an employee thought their daughter Amanda was trying to shoplift.
The woman allegedly stuck her hand in Amanda's pants to search for concealed merchandise, but found nothing.
A Toys R Us store manager told News7 that there was an incident Tuesday night but that "no" assault occurred.
(-------------)
[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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