[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The approaching cold front that could bring us some showers around here may also play a crucial role in the direction Hurricane Floyd decides to go...
Meanwhile, hurricane warnings are posted for the entire Florida coastline.
The latest tropical forecast, coming up.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Floyd]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Floyd]


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
Hurricane warnings and watches are being posted up and down the southern half of the eastern seaboard today in preparation for a possible strike by Hurricane Floyd.
Forecasters say the mega storm could be the biggest ever to hit land in the United States.
Bobbi Harley joins us from Miami with an update.
[Live=Harley Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Miami, FL;]
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[****ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH****]
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[SOT]

[4:28:12]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cocoa Beach, FL;]
[SUPER=01-George Diller/NASA Public Affairs;]
[SUPER=01-Ron Magill/Zookeeper;]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=]

((Locator: Cocoa Beach, Florida All over South Florida residents are stocking up on supplies.. boarding up their homes and businesses. They want to be ready in case Hurricane Floyd comes a calling.
MOS SOT:

"They usually don't bother me but this one definitely has my attention." As it should. With potential wind speeds reaching 155 miles per hour, this storm dwarfs Hurricane Andrew which demolished entire communities back in 19-92. So many residents are hitting the highways. Officials are evacuating more than one million people in the sunshine state as hurricane warnings and watches are being posted up and down the southern half of the eastern sea-board. Also in Floyd's potential path is Kennedy Space Center. Some fear this storm could set the space program back by years.

SOT: George Diller/NASA Public Affairs

"OUR BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND HIGH WINDS. THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY AND THE PAD ARE BUILT TO WITHSTAND 125 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. THE PAYLOAD AREA, ANOTHER 110 MPH. NORMALLY THAT WOULD BE ADEQUATE. BUT WITH THE KIND OF STRENGTH WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT WOULD NOT BE ADEQUATE. " Concern extends beyond man and machinery. Officials at the Miami Zoo are making provisions for the many animals there. The facility still hasn't completely recovered from Andrew's deadly wrath.
SOT: Ron Magill/Zookeeper

I'm worried about my animals, I'm worried about my family, I'm worried about my friends, I'm worried about South Florida. ))

[Live=Harley Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Miami, FL;]
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[E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-43 8:47]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Rubatex officials say they're waiting at the bargaining table...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

while members of the United Steelworkers local 240 go on strike.
Contract negotiations broke down last week.
The picketers wouldn't say what they wanted from Rubatex ... and the company said it has no idea when negotiations might resume.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:47:02////////15:57:06]
[******BUMP SOTS******]
[IN Q=CAN YOU TELL ME]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT WHY YOU'RE STRIKING? WORKER: READ THE SIGN. GOLDBERG: THE SIGN SAYS "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES." WHAT ARE THE "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES?" WORKER: YOU'LL FIND OUT SOON. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.//////////JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: WE WERE PROMISED WE WOULD BE INFORMED ... WE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING. THEY STARTED THIS STRIKE WITHOUT US EVER KNOWING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; 15]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=EVER KNOWING]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says the issues are wages, overtime and health insurance.
Rubatex is Bedford's biggest employer.
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[E-Glitter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:16:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Botetourt County textiles plant will become a home for a high-tech engineering firm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Systems Techniques of Virginia plans to expand from their Roanoke County plant to the old Glitter sewing factory in Botetourt County.
That means more high-tech jobs.
The company makes automated machines for customers like Mitsubishi, Norfolk Southern and Yankee Candle.
They hope to get more clients from Botetourt's Greenfield Industrial Park.
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[SOT 9:57:54]
[IN Q=We look at that corridor]

((WE LOOK AT THAT CORRIDOR DOWN THROUGH THERE TO BE A HIGH GROWTH AREA AND I ALSO LIVE THERE SO THAT'S AN ADDED PLUS FOR ME.))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Hylton/Systems Technology of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=plus for me]
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[VO-NAT]


The planning commission voted to rezone the Glitter plant from light to medium industry last night to make way for S-T-I.
The company hopes to be up and running in Botetourt by next spring.
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[Greenbrier-Gambling]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]


Federal prosecutors are investigating a bill that could allow gambling at the Greenbrier.
The West Virginia state senator who introduced the bill allegedly took money from a politically prominent wrecking service owner looking for state business.
The state senator has since resigned.
The newly-proposed casino facility would be located in what was a top secret nuclear fallout shelter for Congress.


[E-Car-thefts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-30 TC1:23:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They kept state police and authorities from two counties busy with a weekend-long manhunt.
Now, two teenagers charged with a three-day crime spree are in custody.
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[VO-NAT]


18-year old Phillip Chad McMahon of Martinsville and a 15-year-old Pittsylvania County boy are charged with robbing a man at gunpoint and attempting to rob another.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=none]


Authorities say they also stole a Camaro and a church van, led authorities on an all-night manhunt Sunday night and rammed a patrol car while trying to escape.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, high school girl's basketball season got underway with some close games.
Here's Denise Allen with hoops highlights
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=a little while]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Bratton/Feng Shui Practitioner; :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :38]
[RUNS=3:10]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: feng shui))

[Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=netR]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


The new Standards of Learning tests have prompted Roanoke City's School Board to change its 17 year old promotion and retention policy.
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[VO-NAT]


During a public hearing last night at Patrick Henry High School the school board described the new policy as specific guidelines for students who need intervention when they are doing poorly in school, based on scores from S-O-L tests.
This could mean tutoring, extra assignments, or summer school.
(/////SOT\\\\\\)
[SOT 16:36:32]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT: THE POLICY IS JUST TO BE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent;]
[RUNS= :10]
[OUTQ=next grade level]
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[VO-NAT]


The board has been discussing the revisions since the 97-98 school year.
Superintendent Harris says, over all, parents are happy with the new policy and want schools to do what ever they can so their child is not held back.
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[E-Salem-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35 TC45:56]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


In Salem, safety was on the minds of school officials and parents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Last night was the first meeting for the Salem School Safety and Security Task Force.
UVA psychology professor Dewey Cornell spoke to the group and says there is more than one solution to school violence.
Cornell says schools are making progress but there is a lack of resources for students.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:49:38]
[IN Q=Very often]

((DEWEY CORNELL/UVA PSYCH PROFESSOR: VERY OFTEN WE CAN IDENTIFY THE TROUBLED YOUNGSTER BUT DON'T HAVE THE PERSONNEL AND THE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM AND DEAL WITH THEIR PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Dewey Cornell/UVA Psychology Professor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=with their problems]
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[VO-NAT]


The Salem School Safety and Security Task Force was authorized by the Salem School Board in July to examine safety issues.
The group will hold security meetings in each Salem school and then report to the board.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you may actually want to eat some fats.
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=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A WARNING TODAY FROM SCIENTISTS AT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION...DON'T CUT OUT ALL FATS FROM YOUR DIET.
VT=VO

((vo)) WHILE THE GROUP RECOMMENDS YOU DECREASE YOUR INTAKE OF ANIMAL FATS LIKE THOSE FOUND IN BUTTER, THEY SAY MANY OILS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART... ESPECIALLY OLIVE OIL. AT THE SAME TIME YOUR CUTTING BACK ON THE BAD FATS EXPERTS SAY ITS ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO STAY AWAY FROM FOODS HIGH IN PROCESSED CARBOHYDRATES. THEY CAN INCREASE YOUR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) THEY MAY BE MICROSCOPIC BUT THEY CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS FOR 14 MILLION AMERICANS. A SURVEY SHOWS THAT DUST MITES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF INDOOR ALLERGIES. AN OUNCE OF DUST CAN HOLD MORE THAN 13 THOUSAND OF THE SPIDER LIKE CREATURES. TO ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM, THE EXPERTS SUGGEST YOU WASH YOUR BED LINENS WEEKLY IN VERY HOT WATER, AND VACUUM FREQUENTLY.
VT=VO

((vo)) THE CONTROVERSY OVER WHETHER WOMEN AT HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER SHOULD TAKE TAMOXIFEN CONTINUES. RECENT STUDIES CARRIED OUT BY ITALIAN AND ENGLISH SCIENTISTS DID NOT COME BACK WITH THE SAME RESULTS AS AN AMERICAN SURVEY. THAT STUDY FOUND THAT WOMEN TAKING THE DRUG COULD CUT THEIR RISK OF CANCER BY HALF. RESEARCHERS SAY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ADDITIONAL TRIALS ARE CONDUCTED SO THAT MORE INFORMATION CAN BE GATHERED. AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS, I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 344-3031/Lifestream Center;]




[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]


Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for some residents of the Southeast as Hurricane Floyd and its 155 mile-an-hour winds head toward the U-S coast.
Residents of Savannah, Georgia, are being told to get out.
About one million people are being urged to leave Florida.
Forecasters say Floyd may be the biggest hurricane ever to hit land in the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The second of the dragging death suspects is on trial in Texas.
Yesterday Prosecutors told a jury in Bryant that Lawrence Brewer wrote that he was proud of dragging a black man to death behind a pickup truck last year.
The district attorney says Brewer sees himself as a hero and a star.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And its another day on the picket line for workers at Rubatex in Bedford.
The United Steelworkers local 240 is on strike after contract negotiations broke down.
Rubatex is Bedford's largest employer.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, September 14.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[fl-floyd]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Floyd]


When and how hard will Hurricane Floyd hit?
It's the question many South Floridians are asking this morning.
They're bracing themselves for what could be one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the United States.
Bobbi Harley has more on the massive preparations underway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:28:12]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cocoa Beach, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Diller/NASA Public Affairs; :55]
[SUPER=01-Ron Magill/Zookeeper; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MIAMI]

((Locator: Cocoa Beach, Florida All over South Florida residents are stocking up on supplies.. boarding up their homes and businesses. They want to be ready in case Hurricane Floyd comes a calling.
MOS SOT:

"They usually don't bother me but this one definitely has my attention." As it should. With potential wind speeds reaching 155 miles per hour, this storm dwarfs Hurricane Andrew which demolished entire communities back in 19-92. So many residents are hitting the highways. Officials are evacuating more than one million people in the sunshine state as hurricane warnings and watches are being posted up and down the southern half of the eastern sea-board. Also in Floyd's potential path is Kennedy Space Center. Some fear this storm could set the space program back by years.

SOT: George Diller/NASA Public Affairs

"OUR BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND HIGH WINDS. THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY AND THE PAD ARE BUILT TO WITHSTAND 125 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. THE PAYLOAD AREA, ANOTHER 110 MPH. NORMALLY THAT WOULD BE ADEQUATE. BUT WITH THE KIND OF STRENGTH WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT WOULD NOT BE ADEQUATE. " Concern extends beyond man and machinery. Officials at the Miami Zoo are making provisions for the many animals there. The facility still hasn't completely recovered from Andrew's deadly wrath.
SOT: Ron Magill/Zookeeper

I'm worried about my animals, I'm worried about my family, I'm worried about my friends, I'm worried about South Florida. ))

[5-Flood-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-15 15:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Control]


Roanoke city engineers are trying to decide if a million dollars of taxpayer money should be used for flood control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The money would go to move 39 mobile homes in the Hannah Court Mobile Home Park.
Otherwise, they must scrap ten years of work on the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project.
Angela Cavalier is one of many mobile home owners who wants to move.
Construction noise drives her nuts, and the project has narrowed the river.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:00:27]
[IN Q=The beauty of the]

((THE BEAUTY OF THE BACKYARD IS GONE. WE HAVE CANOE, WE CANNOT TAKE CANOE ANYMORE. WE LOST OUR FUN. SO THIS WAY I THINK IS THE BEST THING.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Cavalier/Mobile Home Owner;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it's the best thing]
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[VO-NAT]


Business owners who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the flood of 85 say it's definitely worth it to move the mobile homes.
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[SOT 12:13:53]
[IN Q=This is one]

((THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS IN THE CITY REMAINING THAT HAS ROOM TO BUILD ANYTHING BUT AS LONG AS THAT FLOOD THREAT REMAINS, IT PROHIBITS THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lucian Grove, Sr./Contracting Enterprises, Inc.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it prohibits that]
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[VO-NAT]


When taxpayers let the city take out a seven and a half million dollar bond for the project ten years ago, they were told NO homes would be taken.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=None]


The city floodplains committee will discuss the issue in about a month.

[2-E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-43 8:47]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Rubatex officials say they're waiting at the bargaining table...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

while members of the United Steelworkers local 240 go on strike.
Contract negotiations broke down last week.
The picketers wouldn't say what they wanted from Rubatex ... and the company said it has no idea when negotiations might resume.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:47:02////////15:57:06]
[******BUMP SOTS******]
[IN Q=CAN YOU TELL ME]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT WHY YOU'RE STRIKING? WORKER: READ THE SIGN. GOLDBERG: THE SIGN SAYS "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES." WHAT ARE THE "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES?" WORKER: YOU'LL FIND OUT SOON. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.//////////JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: WE WERE PROMISED WE WOULD BE INFORMED ... WE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING. THEY STARTED THIS STRIKE WITHOUT US EVER KNOWING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; 15]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=EVER KNOWING]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The company says the issues are wages, overtime and health insurance.
Rubatex is Bedford's biggest employer.
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[E-Valley-Metro]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 2:03:40]
[GRAPHIC=Valley Metro]


At Valley Metro in Roanoke, union workers ARE TALKING about Sunday's contract vote.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The vote came just as the current contract expired.
Yesterday all the buses were rolling, and union officials confirmed the contract was approved.
Valley Metro officials say the drivers received a pay raise and a better deal on their medical insurance.
The company is happy with the length of the new contract, nearly three years-- It expires in June of 2002.
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[dragging-trial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In Bryant, Texas it's day two in the trial of the second white man accused in the dragging death of a black man.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bryant, TX;]


Lawrence Brewer is charged with capital murder in the killing of James Byrd Junior.
Among documents entered into evidence was an oath in which Brewer pledged service to the Aryan race.
The jury was also read letters written by Brewer.
Prosecutors say one letter intercepted by jailhouse deputies revealed a proud Brewer admitting to killing a black man which he refers to as a tire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( GUY JAMES/JASPER DISTRICT ATTORNEY:WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A TIRE. I DID IT, I AM NO LONGER A VIRGIN. IT WAS A RUSH. ))
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Jasper Co. District Attorney;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=IT WAS A RUSH.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury also saw graphic photos and heard from a half dozen witnesses.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


John King was convicted earlier this year of murdering Byrd and is on Texas' death row.
A third man -- Shawn Berry --will be tried later.

[S-Warner-Newman]


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


The U-N has abandoned its headquarters in East Timor after anti-independence militias attacked it for days.
70 staffers and 13-hundred refugees who had taken shelter there were airlifted to Australia earlier today.
President Clinton is hoping a peacekeeping force can hit the ground in East Timor ``within days.''
He also said he thinks Congress will back U-S involvement in the force.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


John Warner, who heads up the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the world cannot turn its back on East Timor.


Warner supports the decision to lend air and intelligence support to a United Nations peacekeeping force.
He predicts any military involvement in East Timor won't last long.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:47:06]
[IN Q=And how long]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: AND HOW LONG WE'LL BE THERE DEPENDS ON HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO RESTORE THAT MEASURE OF SECURITY, TO ALLOW THOSE PEOPLE TO GO THROUGH WITH THE ELECTIVE GOVERNMENT THAT THEY DESIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia; :00]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=that they desire.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner was on the campaign trail in Lynchburg yesterday, stumping for incumbent state senator Steve Newman.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Bratton/Feng Shui Practitioner; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :23]
[RUNS=3:07]
[OUT Q= youd come up to an A]


[Steve Live] [On Record]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 344-3031/Lifestream Center;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: feng shui))

[Plane-crash]


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


The pilot of a small plane is lucky to be alive this morning after his plane crashed in Nevada.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]

[4:04:12]
The pilot walked away with only a cut nose after his plane went down in the sage brush at a race course north of Reno.
He had been training for the upcoming 36th annual Reno Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport.
The four-day competition begins Thursday.
It drew a record crowd of 170-thousand last year.
Planes in some classes reach speeds in excess of 440 mph.
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[2-E-Salem-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35 TC45:56]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


Salem schools are taking new steps to help curb school violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last night was the first meeting for the Salem School Safety and Security Task Force.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


UVA psychology professor Dewey Cornell spoke to the group and says there is more then one solution to school violence.
Cornell says schools are making progress but there is a lack of resources for students.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:49:38]
[IN Q=Very often]

((DEWEY CORNELL/UVA PSYCH PROFESSOR: VERY OFTEN WE CAN IDENTIFY THE TROUBLED YOUNGSTER BUT DON'T HAVE THE PERSONNEL AND THE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM AND DEAL WITH THEIR PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Dewey Cornell/UVA Psychology Professor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=with their problems]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Salem School Safety and Security Task Force was authorized by the Salem School Board in July to examine safety issues.
The group will hold security meetings in each Salem school and then report to the board.
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[2-Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


Roanoke City schools' 17 year old promotion and retention policy is being revamped because of the Standards of Learning tests.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


During a public hearing last night at Patrick Henry High School the school board described the new policy as specific guidelines for students who need intervention when they are doing poorly in school, based on scores from S-O-L tests.
This could mean tutoring, extra assignments, or summer school.
(/////SOT\\\\\\)
[SOT 16:36:32]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT: THE POLICY IS JUST TO BE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent;]
[RUNS= :10]
[OUTQ=next grade level]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


The board has been discussing the revisions since the 97-98 school year.
Superintendent Harris says, over all, parents are happy with the new policy and want schools to do what ever they can so their child is not held back.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia is still trying to shake off it's Clemson loss.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Rubatex officials say they're waiting at the bargaining table, while members of the United Steelworkers local 240 go on strike.
Contract negotiations broke down last week.
The picketers wouldn't say what they wanted from Rubatex ... and the company said it has no idea when negotiations might resume.
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The Botetourt County Planning Commission approved the rezoning of the old Glitter sewing factory so a new high-tech business can move in.
Systems Techniques of Virginia plans to expand from its Roanoke County plant.
The company hopes to be up and running in Botetourt by next spring.
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The task for taking a look at security in Salem schools held its first meeting last night.
A UVA psychology professor spoke to the group and said there is more then one solution to school violence.
The Salem School Safety and Security Task Force will hold security meetings in each Salem school and then report to the school board.
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