[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Some Martinsville and Vesta workers will be looking for new jobs after Pluma announces it's going out of business.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And financial troubles at another Martinsville plant have some workers there fearing they'll be the next to lose their jobs.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We have a new tropical storm in the Atlantic this morning.....thunderstorms overnight in Southside...and unseasonably hot temperatures on tap for the region this afternoon...
More on all of that...coming up in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Pluma]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC01:59]
[GRAPHIC=Pluma Closing]


It looks like textile-manufacturer Pluma is shutting down.
Workers at the Martinsville plant say they got a visit from company executives yesterday, warning them the company is shutting down here and overseas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Pluma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy several months ago.
Up until yesterday, the company had been seeking financial backers.... looking for 60-million dollars in financing to bail the company out of bankruptcy.
But, employees say Pluma told them those investors didn't latch on.
There are three more plants that will close in the area: the Martinsville plant, one in Vesta, and another in Eden, North Carolina.
Plants in Chatham and Alta Vista shut down earlier this summer.
Workers say the company also announced that it will shut down its sewing plants in Mexico and Honduras.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Some 12-hundred U-S employees will be out of a job.
Sewing employees we spoke to said they were being allowed to continue working for eight to ten weeks.
Distribution workers were told that their last day would be in 13 weeks.

[E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-40 25:07]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex]


Meanwhile, another struggling textile giant confronted concerns about IT'S future last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Tultex held a pep rally for employees to boost morale and reassure them that the company is moving forward.
Tultex had multi-million dollar losses in the last two years.
But it's new C-E-O told workers that he intends to make a turnaround by getting rid of old inventory and making a higher-end product.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:27:46 - 1:27:58]
[IN Q=If we do these things]

((IF WE DO THESE THINGS, WE WILL MAKE 1999 A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION YEAR. THE BANKS WILL BE HAPPY....A PROFITABLE CORPORATION IN THE YEAR 2000.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Rollins/Tultex CEO;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IN THE YEAR 2000.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Tultex employees were concerned that after Pluma closes, they might be the next to go.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:15:20 - :27]
[IN Q=I hope that we'll still have ]

((MERLENE GRAVELY/TULTEX EMPLOYEE: I HOPE THAT WE'LL STILL HAVE A JOB. THAT'S THE MAIN THING EVERYBODY'S HERE FOR. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WILL STILL HAVE A JOB HERE IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY. ))
[SUPER=01-Merlene Gravely/Tultex Employee;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=AND HENRY COUNTY.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Tultex is Martinsville's second-largest employer.

[E-Amherst-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC34:59]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


A 19-year-old Liberty University student drowned yesterday evening in Scott's Mill Dam in Amherst County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Officials say Taryn Marie Kelly of Washington State jumped into the water with some friends shortly after 5.
Apparently she was sucked under by the dam's current.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She went off]

((SHERIFF L.J. AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: SHE WENT OFF GOT HUNG IN THE HYDRAULICS AND WAS UNABLE TO OVERCOME THEM.))
[SUPER=01-L. J. Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=overcome them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff Ayers says several friends jumped in and attempted to save her.
Rescue crews searched for an hour before finding her body.
High water from what was Tropical Storm Dennis was one cause of the dangerous current.
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[Kosovo-Explosion]


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


At least two people are dead after a series of explosions rocked the American sector of eastern Kosovo.
A U-S military spokesman says eight to ten blasts occurred late last night.
It's not known whether the victims were Serbs or ethnic Albanians.

[Clemency]


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


Puerto Rican nationalists, linked to a series of bombings in the U-S, have promised to shun violence in exchange for their freedom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


In the mid 70'S members of the F-A-L-N were linked to more than a hundred bombings in Chicago and other major cities in the U-S that left six dead and many more injured.
Most of the 14 men and women have been in jail for nearly 20 years.
Now 12 members of the F-A-L-N have accepted a clemency offer from President Clinton.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOSEFINA RODRIGUEZ/MOTHER OF TWO PRISONERS/1:10:40: "I'M HAPPY, VERY HAPPY, THAT THEY ARE COMING HOME BUT IN ANOTHER WAY I AM SAD ABOUT THE OTHERS WHO AREN'T COMING HOME.."))
[SUPER=01-Josefina Rodriguez/Mother of Two Prisoners;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=WHO AREN'T COMING HOME.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two of the 16 will not be coming home after refusing to the terms of the deal - which included renouncing any further violence.
The deal has not come without controversy - critics complained the President was simply trying to bolster the First Lady's stand among Puerto Rican voters in her bid for the senate.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Rick Mast Golf Classic brought out the fans for a good cause.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=great day]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-5]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll intro)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=we run on a]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Feete/Meadow Creek Dairy; :36]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=we don't have to seat as much]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: cheese, dairy))

[E-Pink-Hair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-34 35:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A suburban Richmond 12-year old may make a federal case out of her first day at school.
Midlothian middle-schooler Jade Bunk was suspended yesterday for coming to school with pink hair.
The American Civil Liberties Union immediately fired off a letter to the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 3]


The A-C-L-U wants principals to remember that a federal judge ruled this summer that Surry High School student Kent McNew could color his hair blue.
The school system had to pay McNew's legal fees -- and was reprimanded for trying to deal with school safety concerns by dictating hair color.
(------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The girl with the pink hair is scheduled to meet again with school officials later this morning.

[E-Chip-Mills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC25:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dickenson County residents know that Pittston Coal owns logging rights to about 70- percent of their county.
But they're NOT alone in closely watching a two-year state study of chip mills -- headed up by a Patrick County lawmaker.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:37:52]
[IN Q=I'm still]

((I'M STILL HARD-HEADED ENOUGH TO BELIEVE... AFTER THE SAME THING.))
[SUPER=@Day;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=the same thing.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


In the second meeting of the study committee yesterday, the statistics seemed to favor the logging industry.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It shows]

((PAUL HOWE/VIRGINIA FORESTRY INDUSTRY: IT SHOWS THAT WE'RE GROWING MORE TREES THAN WE'RE HARVESTING.... HARDWOODS...WILDLIFE VALUE AND OTHER USES.)) ((JASON HALBERT/HEARTWOOD: WHEN THE INDUSTRY SAYS...THAT'S NOT A FOREST...IN OTHER AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Howe/Virginia Forestry Industry; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Halbert/Environmental Activist; :14 ]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=other areas.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington Co./File Tape;]


The logging industry is second only to the poultry industry in the money it generates in Virginia.
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[2-Pluma]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC01:59]
[GRAPHIC=Pluma Closing]


12-Hundred U-S workers will be out of a job when textile manufacturer Pluma shuts down.
Workers at the Martinsville plant say they got a visit from company executives yesterday, warning them the company is shutting down here and overseas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Pluma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy several months ago.
Up until yesterday, the company had been seeking financial backers.... looking for 60-million dollars in financing to bail the company out of bankruptcy.
But, employees say Pluma told them those investors didn't latch on.
There are three more plants that will close in the area: the Martinsville plant, one in Vesta, and another in Eden, North Carolina.
Plants in Chatham and Alta Vista shut down earlier this summer.
Workers say the company also announced that it will shut down its sewing plants in Mexico and Honduras.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, football players could be in for long-term health problems.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((DOCTORS ARE RAISING A RED FLAG ABOUT SPORTS INJURIES TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY OUT OF DETROIT SUGGEST THAT PLAYERS WHO ARE REPEATEDLY HIT IN THE HEAD RISK SERIOUS LONG TERM BRAIN DAMAGE.
RESEARCHERS STUDIED NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED BALL PLAYERS AND FOUND THAT ONE IN THREE HAD AT LEAST ONE CONCUSSION DURING THEIR CAREER. THESE ATHLETES DID NOT PERFORM AS WELL IN MENTAL TESTS AS PLAYERS WHO WERE NEVER INJURED. THE WARNING ALSO GOES OUT TO HOCKEY AND SOCCER PLAYERS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) NEW EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT WATCHING T-V CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT CHILDREN WHO WATCH A LOT, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS GOING TO BED AND WAKE UP MORE OFTEN. DOCTORS SAY THAT T-V MAY ACT AS A STIMULANT FOR SOME CHILDREN. TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM, DOCTORS SUGGEST TURNING THE SET OFF AND READING TO YOUR CHILD BEFORE THEY GO TO SLEEP.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND DRUG LAWS AIMED AT PROTECTING STUDENTS MAY ACTUALLY END UP HARMING SOME. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT MANY ASTHMATIC CHILDREN AREN'T GETTING TO THEIR INHALERS QUICK ENOUGH BECAUSE THEY ARE OFTEN LOCKED AWAY...A REQUIREMENT AT MANY SCHOOLS. THE STUDY'S AUTHORS SUGGEST THAT DOCTORS WRITE LETTERS TO SCHOOLS ASKING THAT STUDENTS BE ALLOWED TO CARRY THEIR OWN INHALERS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT MEDICAL NEWS STORIES. 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;]



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


Some workers in Martinsville will be looking for new jobs after Pluma announced its shutting down.
The textile manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy.
Plants in Chatham and Alta Vista shut down earlier this year.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Former Republican Senator John Danforth may be the one to head an independent inquiry into the 1993 standoff between the F-B-I and Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas.
Sources say Attorney General Janet Reno has asked Danforth to take the job.
An official announcement could come today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Twelve of fourteen jailed Puerto Rican nationalists have agreed to a politically sensitive clemency deal offered by President Bill Clinton
The prisoners are members of the pro-independence group, FALN.
They were imprisoned for carrying out more than 100 bombings in the United States between 1974 and 1983.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday September 8..
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-Pluma]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC01:59]
[GRAPHIC=Pluma Closing]


In as few as 13 weeks, clothes made under the Pluma label will be history.
And so will the jobs of Pluma workers.
Workers at the Martinsville plant say they got a visit from company executives yesterday, warning them the company is shutting down here and overseas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Pluma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy several months ago.
Up until yesterday, the company had been seeking financial backers.... looking for 60-million dollars in financing to bail the company out of bankruptcy.
But, employees say Pluma told them those investors didn't latch on.
There are three more plants that will close in the area: the Martinsville plant, one in Vesta, and another in Eden, North Carolina.
Plants in Chatham and Alta Vista shut down earlier this summer.
Workers say the company also announced that it will shut down its sewing plants in Mexico and Honduras.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Some 12-hundred U-S employees will be out of a job.[2-E-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-40 25:07]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex]


Meanwhile, another struggling textile giant is trying to pump up its image.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Tultex held a pep rally for employees last night to boost morale and reassure them that the company is moving forward.
Tultex had multi-million dollar losses in the last two years.
But it's new C-E-O said he intends to make a turnaround by getting rid of old inventory and making a higher-end product.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:27:46 - 1:27:58]
[IN Q=If we do these things]

((IF WE DO THESE THINGS, WE WILL MAKE 1999 A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION YEAR. THE BANKS WILL BE HAPPY....A PROFITABLE CORPORATION IN THE YEAR 2000.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Rollins/Tultex CEO;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IN THE YEAR 2000.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But Tultex employees were concerned that after Pluma closes, they might be the next to go.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:15:20 - :27]
[IN Q=I hope that we'll still have ]

((MERLENE GRAVELY/TULTEX EMPLOYEE: I HOPE THAT WE'LL STILL HAVE A JOB. THAT'S THE MAIN THING EVERYBODY'S HERE FOR. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WILL STILL HAVE A JOB HERE IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY. ))
[SUPER=01-Merlene Gravely/Tultex Employee;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=AND HENRY COUNTY.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Tultex is Martinsville's second-largest employer.

[2-Kosovo-Explosion]


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


At least two people are dead after a series of explosions rocked the American sector of eastern Kosovo.
A U-S military spokesman says eight to ten blasts occurred late last night.
It's not known whether the victims were Serbs or ethnic Albanians.

[E-City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-39 9:20]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Roanoke City Council is moving closer to naming a new city manager.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Council members are preparing to narrow the field of applicants to a small group of finalists.
Members have already conducted some interviews, and they have scheduled more meetings with candidates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have to take time]

((WE HAVE TO TAKE TIME. WE HAVE TO CONSIDER ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS, THE DIFFERENT CANDIDATES, THE DIFFERENT INFORMATION. AND THEN THROUGH THAT PROCESS JUST NOT MAKE A SNAP JUDGMENT. BUT MAKE A DELIBERATIVE DECISION. AND I FEEL LIKE WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A VERY POSITIVE JUDGMENT FOR OUR CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=@Bowers]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for our citizens.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bowers says council could name the new city manager within the next few weeks.

[5-Buford-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=599-10 1:17:06]
[GRAPHIC=Timothy Buford]


The man wanted for killing a teenager in a Roanoke restaurant is in police custody in North Carolina.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
Timothy Lee Buford was arrested at a motel yesterday afternoon by Raleigh police, acting on a tip from investigators in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 22]


Buford is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of 19-year old Prentice Jordan at Easley's Restaurant on Shenandoah Avenue.
Buford is facing murder and firearms charges.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Non]


He's being held without bond and is scheduled to be in court today.
Roanoke authorities are planning to have him brought back to Virginia as soon as possible.

[E-Anders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:11:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


For the second time, a jury has returned a NOT guilty verdict in the case of a man charged with soliciting sex in Wasena Park.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


An undercover officer tape-recorded Jeffry Anders saying he'd like to have oral sex with him.
But Ander's lawyer argued it was the OFFICER who kept steering the conversation to sexual matters, and Anders was never aggressive.
He condemned prosecutors for targeting gay men with the state's anti-sodomy law.
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[SOT 02:58:40]
[IN Q=it's a little frightening]

((GARY LUMSDEN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IT'S A LITTLE FRIGHTENING THAT YOU CAN TAKE A LAW LIKE THIS THAT IS PROBABLY APPLICABLE, UNFORTUNATELY, TO A LARGE PORTION OF OUR POPULATION, AND JUST DECIDE WHO YOU'RE GOING TO PROSECUTE .))
[SUPER=01-Gary Lumsden/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT=Q=short work of it]
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[VO-NAT]


Both acquittals came in cases where the defendants only TALKED about sex, but the prosecutor doesn't see a pattern forming.
[SOT 02:57:36]
[IN Q=I think that we have]

((ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR; I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TWO CASES INDIVIDUALLY, THE STATUE DOESN'T REQUIRE ANY TOUCHING, AND I THINK TO SAY THAT THIS IS AN INDICATION OF THINGS TO COME, OR AN INDICATION CONSISTENT WITH THE LAST CASE, I JUST CAN'T MAKE THAT STATEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Ekirch/Prosecutor; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=make that statement]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


18 men were charged with soliciting oral sex in the Park last year, 12 pled guilty, but retained the right to appeal.

[fbi-waco]


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


The Justice Department may reveal today who will lead an independent investigation into 19-93 Branch Davidian siege near Waco, Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:15:13]
Government sources say the job has been offered to former Republican Senator John Danforth of Missouri and that he's willing to take it.
More than 80 cultists, including their leader David Koresh died in a fire during the F-B-I assault.
Newly discovered evidence shows that agents lobbed combustible tear gas canisters into the compound....something the agency denied for years.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=well I've always]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Helen Feete/Meadow Creek Dairy; 1:30]
[RUNS=3:38]
[OUT Q=the same in the end]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(540) 236-4955/Meadow Creek Dairy;]
[essc#4561]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: cheese dairy))

[2-E-Amherst-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC34:59]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Authorities have identified the 19-year-old Liberty University student who drowned yesterday evening in Scott's Mill Dam in Amherst County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Officials say Taryn Marie Kelly of Washington State jumped into the water with some friends shortly after 5.
Apparently she was sucked under by the dam's current.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She went off]

((SHERIFF L.J. AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: SHE WENT OFF GOT HUNG IN THE HYDRAULICS AND WAS UNABLE TO OVERCOME THEM.))
[SUPER=01-L. J. Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=overcome them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sheriff Ayers says several friends jumped in to try and save her but were unable to.
Rescue crews searched for an hour before finding her body.
High water from what was Tropical Storm Dennis was one cause of the dangerous current.
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[E-Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-32 09:11]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


The water emergency isn't over yet, but today members of Roanoke City Council moved to ease one part of their water conservation plan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The changes were in the works before weekend rain added three feet to Carvins Cove.
Yesterday, council said it will NOT implement higher water rates when the level falls to 30 feet below the spillway.
At the same time, Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie said he hopes residents and businesses will continue their efforts to save water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:11]
[IN Q=we still have a water supply emergency]

((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER: WE STILL HAVE A WATER SUPPLY EMERGENCY. EVEN AFTER THE RAINS LAST WEEKEND. THOSE WERE GOOD AND WE HOPE WE HAVE MORE RAIN, BUT WE CAN'T COUNT ON IT, SO THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO SAVE AND MAKE THE COVE LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=as long as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the vote, higher water rates are on the way.
Council is expected to approve higher rates early next year, to pay for the new water sharing agreement with Roanoke County.
(------------)



[E-Spring-Hollow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-30 TC1:18:46]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


The weekend rainfall has also had a beneficial effect on Roanoke County's water supply.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The pumps that pull water from the Roanoke River and fill the Spring Hollow Reservoir are in operation again.
Officials say the river should be high enough to allow pumping through the end of the week. That won't fill the reservoir to capacity, but it will add a significant amount of water to the county's supply.
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[E-Henry-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:03:57]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Mandatory water restrictions have been lifted in one Henry County community.
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The county lifted restrictions yesterday for customers of the Marrowbone Water Plant.
Four inches of rain fell on Marrowbone Creek over the weekend ... putting the plant back above normal levels.
Since water rationing began last month, officials say residents cut their water use by as much as 25 percent.
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In sports, the big question for Tech fans is will Michael Vick play this weekend.
Steve Mason has the answer.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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It looks like textile-maufacturer Pluma is shutting down.
Workers at the Martinsville plant say they got a visit from company executives yesterday, warning them the company is shutting down here and overseas.
Some 12-hundred U-S employees will be out of a job.
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A 19-year-old Liberty University student drowned yesterday evening in Scott's Mill Dam in Amherst County.
Officials say Taryn Marie Kelly jumped into the water with some friends shortly after 5.
Apparently she was sucked under by the dam's current.
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The man wanted for killing a teenager in a Roanoke restaurant last month is in police custody in Raliegh, North Carolina.
Timothy Buford is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of 19-year old Prentice Jordan at Easley's Restaurant on Shenandoah Avenue.
Buford is facing murder and firearms charges.
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