[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

The death toll is on the rise in Taiwan where a killer quake struck yesterday.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Tropical Storm Harvey targets the Tampa Bay area.
While more rain falls on Flood ravaged North Carolina.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Light rain is still falling here, with temperatures pretty close to what will be today's high..in the mid and upper 60s.
Meanwhile, Harvey looks to be turning more eastward later today..we'll have a complete update coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[earthquake]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


More than eleven hundred are confirmed dead in the massive earthquake that has rocked Taiwan.
Thousands of others are injured or trapped inside crumbled structures.
Yesterday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of seven point six.
Barry Petersen has the story from Taipei.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:03:06]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS.]



[Tropical-Storm]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=TS Harvey]


Florida's west coast this morning is bracing for Tropical Storm Harvey.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL;]

[4;39:53]
The storm is expected make landfall today near Tampa- St. Petersburg, with 50 mile an hour winds.
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;]


Many began preparing yesterday by taping windows and sandbagging.
Harvey is expected to bring storm surge flooding of three to six feet above normal.
This latest storm caught some off guard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[4:39:53]
(( MARK ROWE/SARASOTA RESIDENT "I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT WAS HEADING THIS WAY I HEARD ABOUT IT IN THE BEGINNING OF THE WEE

K BUT REALLY DIDN'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO IT."))
[SUPER=01-Mark Rowe/Sarasota Resident;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=pay much attention to it.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tarboro, NC;]

[4:11:58]
Harvey comes less than a week after Hurricane Floyd plowed into the North Carolina coast.
And this morning the flood ravaged state is getting more rain.
As much as four inches could fall today, causing even more flooding.
Three-hundred roads remain closed in the state.
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[E-Floyd-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-45 9:41]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


And the rain is also falling on Virginia this morning, as the eastern portion of the state also tries to recover from Floyd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin]


Franklin and surrounding Southampton County remain largely flooded and shut off from the rest of the state.
The Blackwater River dropped a couple of feet yesterday in downtown Franklin, but it's still too high and too contaminated to assess damage.
About 200 Franklin residents are still in a shelter.
The downtown area is still under as much as 15 feet of water.
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[Agreement-Water]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Water Rate Hike]


Roanoke city residents will begin paying for this summer's drought, and a new water agreement, on January First.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night, city council unanimously approved a water-buying contract with Roanoke County.
Because of the contract, the city will lose 1 point 6 million dollars in revenue from water sales TO the COUNTY.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER: AS A RESULT OF THAT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR THEM TO INCREASE THE WATER RATES BY 18 PERCENT EFFECTIVE OF JANUARY FIRST OF NEXT YEAR AND THEN A YEAR FROM THEN ANOTHER 10 PERCENT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=another 10 percent.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


That means by 2001 - water bills will have gone up by about 2 dollars and 30 cents per month.
If city residents are unhappy about it, it wasn't evident at the city council meeting--no one spoke against it.

Officials say the water share contract will provide a long term solution to the drought.
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[E-L'burg-Students]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-38 16:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A controversial proposal to uproot a group of pre-kindergarten students and bus them across town to a new school is off the table in Lynchburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Because of increased enrollment this year there was no room for 14 pre-K students at Sheffield Elementary School.


A plan to send the children to another school miles away was scrapped in favor of using nearby Heritage Elementary.
Parents say the whole problem could have been avoided if students were registered earlier.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:26:53//22:26:09]
[IN Q=I think however]

((ANGELA HEHIR/CONCERNED PARENT: I THINK HOWEVER THAT WE HAVE CURED A SYMPTOM AND WE HAVE NOT SOLVED THE PROBLEM YET. SO I HOPE THAT PARENTS IN THIS CITY WILL STAND UP AND JOIN WITH THE LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOL BOARD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES WITHIN HOW WE HANDLE PRE- REGISTRATION.)) ((JIM MCCORMICK/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE TALK ABOUT IT EVERY YEAR, WE CAN'T COME UP WITH A BETTER PLAN IF YOU WILL.. ESSENTIALLY THERE ARE PEOPLE COMING AND GOING. SO WE BACK OFF TO ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE CLASS STARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Hehir/Parent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim McCormick/Lynchburg School Supt.; :18]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=before class starts.]
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[VO-NAT]


Parents say they'd like to see a spring registration to give educators more time to decide where the students will go.
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[E-Appox-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-36 34:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Appomattox officials have decided to build a new elementary school for their county, rather than renovate the existing facility.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


The county's minority residents fought to keep the current school open, because it is built around the old Carver- Price School.. which served as the black high school in Appomattox County before desegregation.
But the board of supervisors last night voted 3- to- 2 to build a new school.. the Carver- Price building will be turned into a community center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:14:53]
[IN Q=It's very important]

((GARET BOSIGER/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE PRESERVE THE HERITAGE AND WITH THE SCHOOL BEING USED IN THE FUTURE TO BENEFIT THE COUNTY FROM A CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL STANDPOINT AND MAYBE EVEN EDUCATIONAL, WE FEEL THAT IT CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Garet Bosiger/Board of Supervisors Chairman]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to the county.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Supervisors set a 9- million dollar price limit on the new school.. they expect to have it built within two years.

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[1-Sports]


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


Girls' teams are in the spotlight, both soccer and basketball.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey, folks...]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=...see you in a bit.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Davis/Carilion Health System;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: car seats))

[E-Gilmore-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-32 59:36]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


The Governor wants to put a price on the head of drug kingpins and make Virginia's drug laws the toughest in the nation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13;12:41 ]
[IN Q=No more]

((GILMORE: NO MORE FANCY CARS, RESORT LIFESTYLES, AND GUNS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=and guns.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor's proposing a 60-million dollar program to lower the threshold at which drug kingpins could be put away for life, add 210 state police troopers, and increase substance abuse treatment for convicts.
Virginia Democrats, meanwhile, say the Governor's picked the wrong crime issue.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:15:43 ]
[IN Q=We're talking]

((LESLIE BYRNE/D-HOUSE CANDIDATE: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ZERO TOLERANCE FOR GUNS.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Byrne/(D) House Candidate; ]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=for guns.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Democratic party executive Craig Bieber says he thinks more voters are concerned about school safety.

[Bedford-Outbreak]


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


Health officials are investigating a measles outbreak in Bedford County.
So far, nine people have been diagnosed with the illness.
Officials said the outbreak started with a man who was infected during a visit to Africa.
He and his three children were the first patients, and the other five all had contact with the family.
School authorities were notified, even though the infected children aren't enrolled in public schools.
There were just 100 measles cases nationwide last year.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


In medical news, a new drug may help panic-attack sufferers.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A NEW HERNIA OPERATION SHOULD HAVE YOU BACK ON YOUR FEET FASTER THAN THE STANDARD PROCEDURE.
VT=VO

((vo)) TRADITIONALLY STITCHES WERE USED TO HOLD THE ABDOMINAL WALL TOGETHER, A PROCESS THAT INVOLVED A LONG RECOVERY. BUT NOW SOME DOCTORS ARE USING A PAIR OF SYNTHETIC PATCHES THAT SUPPORT THE ABDOMINAL WALL. THEY PROVIDE SUPPORT WITHOUT ANY TENSION, SO THERE IS LESS CHANCE OF ANOTHER TEAR. THE PROCEDURE IS DONE UNDER A LOCAL ANESTHETIC AND TAKES ONLY ABOUT 40 MINUTES. THE RECOVERY PERIOD IS ABOUT 3 TIMES AS FAST.
VT=VO

((vo)) RESEARCHERS IN CHICAGO HOPE A VACCINE THAT'S SHOWN PROMISE IN REDUCING CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN ANIMALS WILL ALSO WORK IN HUMANS. THE VACCINE BLOCKS YOUR BODY'S GOOD CHOLESTEROL FROM TURNING INTO BAD CHOLESTEROL. DOCTORS AT THE CHICAGO CENTER FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TESTING IT ON HUMANS AND IF IT WORKS IT WOULD FREE PEOPLE FROM THE DAILY REGIMEN OF MEDICATIONS.
VT=VO

((vo)) RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT AS MANY AS 6 MILLION AMERICANS WILL AT ONE TIME IN THEIR LIVES HAVE A PANIC ATTACK. THE SYMPTOMS WHICH CAN BE DEBILITATING INCLUDE SHORTNESS OF BREATH, A POUNDING HEART AND AN OVERWHELMING FEELING OF DOOM. BUT A WIDELY USED ANTI-DEPPRESSANT THAT'S JUST BEEN APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION MAY OFFER HOPE TO THE AFFLICTED. THE DRUG IS CALLED PAXIL AND IS THE FIRST NEW DRUG THERAPY FOR THIS CONDITION IN NEARLY A DECADE. THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PATIENTS IN A RECENT STUDY STOPPED HAVING THE ATTACKS AFTER TAKING 40 MILLIGRAMS OF THE DRUG EACH DAY.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THATS 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]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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[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]


More than eleven-hundred people in Taiwan are dead after a devastating earthquake.
A government official says 100-thousand people are homeless in one county alone.
There are appeals for bulldozers, cars, quilts, food, and body bags.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Tropical storm harvey has its mind set on Florida's west coast-- where residents have been urged to evacuate.
Forecasters predict he will whip the Tampa Bay area with near hurricane-force winds and dump five to ten inches of rain.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Eastern North Carolina is getting the last thing it needs: more rain.
Forecasters say up to four inches of rain could fall today.
The rain could cause more flooding in a region already soaked by as much as 20 inches last week from Hurricane Floyd.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, September 21st.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[HARVEY]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=TS Harvey]


Flooding, high winds and the possibility of tornadoes are in the forecast for the central gulf coast of Florida today as Tropical Storm Harvey moves ashore.
Forecasters say the storm will make landfall near St. Petersburg this morning.
The storm comes less than a week after Hurricane Floyd pounded the Atlantic seaboard.
Andrew Colton has the latest from Sarasota, Florida.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Rowe/Sarasota Resident;]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Sarasota, Florida.]

(( Mark Rowe is battening down the hatches -- getting ready for whatever Harvey has to blow his way. Like many, this latest storm caught him off guard.
SOT: Mark Rowe/Sarasota Resident

"I didn't know that it was heading this way I heard about it in the beginning of the week but really didn't pay much attention to it." Along the sandy beaches of this waterfront community -- residents took a final stroll before the storm hit land..not sure of their next move.
SOT: "I'm waiting for the news to tell me what to do."
SOT: "We just came down to the beach to see what was going on, see what the other people were doing."

Locator: St. Petersburg
(nats of sandbaggers)

Preparations-- which went well into the night-- began earlier in the day. In St. Petersburg, some filled sand bags while others taped up their windows.
SOT: "I got my wife and we are getting out of here."

By late afternoon, many roads were packed with people-- simply getting out. One look at the ocean and they knew they wanted to be anywhere but here.))

[TAIWAN-QUAKE]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthuquake]


The death toll from yesterday's massive earthquake in Taiwan has risen dramatically.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


The government says more than eleven-hundred people have been confirmed dead.
Thousands of others are injured or trapped in the rubble.
Officials on the island nation say it is the strongest quake to hit there in decades.
It had a preliminary magnitude of seven point six.
One entire hotel-- and homes throughout the capital of Taipei were destroyed -- leaving many people homeless.
Meantime, President Clinton is offering assistance to Taiwan.
(------------)



[2-E-Appox-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-36 34:55]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Appomattox County will build a new elementary school from the ground up, instead of renovating an old school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


The county's minority residents fought to keep the current school open, because it is built around the old Carver- Price School.. which served as the black high school in Appomattox County before desegregation.
But the board of supervisors last night voted 3- to- 2 to build a new school.. the Carver- Price building will be turned into a community center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:14:53]
[IN Q=It's very important]

((GARET BOSIGER/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE PRESERVE THE HERITAGE AND WITH THE SCHOOL BEING USED IN THE FUTURE TO BENEFIT THE COUNTY FROM A CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL STANDPOINT AND MAYBE EVEN EDUCATIONAL, WE FEEL THAT IT CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Garet Bosiger/Board of Supervisors Chairman]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to the county.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Supervisors set a 9- million dollar price limit on the new school.. they expect to have it built within two years.

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



[2-E-L'burg-Students]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-38 16:38]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


In Lynchburg, a group of pre-kindergarten students will not be bussed to a new school across town.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Because of increased enrollment this year there was no room for 14 pre-K students at Sheffield Elementary School.


A plan to send the children to another school miles away was scrapped in favor of using nearby Heritage Elementary.
Parents say the whole problem could have been avoided if students were registered earlier.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:26:53//22:26:09]
[IN Q=I think however]

((ANGELA HEHIR/CONCERNED PARENT: I THINK HOWEVER THAT WE HAVE CURED A SYMPTOM AND WE HAVE NOT SOLVED THE PROBLEM YET. SO I HOPE THAT PARENTS IN THIS CITY WILL STAND UP AND JOIN WITH THE LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOL BOARD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES WITHIN HOW WE HANDLE PRE- REGISTRATION.)) ((JIM MCCORMICK/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE TALK ABOUT IT EVERY YEAR, WE CAN'T COME UP WITH A BETTER PLAN IF YOU WILL.. ESSENTIALLY THERE ARE PEOPLE COMING AND GOING. SO WE BACK OFF TO ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE CLASS STARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Hehir/Parent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim McCormick/Lynchburg School Supt.; :18]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=before class starts.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Parents say they'd like to see a spring registration to give educators more time to decide where the students will go.
(------------)



[Water-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-39 TC10:27]
[GRAPHIC=Water Rate Hike]


Roanoke City Council unanimously passed the water contract that will allow the city to purchase water from Roanoke County.
And soon, city residents will have to start paying for it.
Kate Weidaw finds out just how much.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=starting january]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :31]
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Roanoke Utilities Director; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]

((Starting January first Roanoke City residents will be paying a higher water bill thanks to the summer's drought.
City Council's approval of the water share contract with the county means the city will be losing 1 point 6 million dollars in revenues from water sales to the county.
[SOT 7:26:30]
[INQ=]

((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER: AS A RESULT OF THAT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR THEM TO INCREASE THE WATER RATES BY 18 PERCENT EFFECTIVE OF JANUARY FIRST OF NEXT YEAR AND THEN A YEAR FROM THEN ANOTHER 10 PERCENT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :11]

That means in 2001 - water bills will have gone up by about 2 dollars and 30 cents per month. If residents from the city are unhappy about it, it wasn't evident at the city council meeting--no one opposed it. Officials say the water share contract will provide a long term solution to the drought.
[SOT 7:27:59]
[INQ=]

((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER: THIS CONTRACT WILL ALMOST DROUGHT PROOF US SO WE CAN GET WATER FROM THE COUNTY EARLY ON SO WE CAN AVOID DROUGHT SITUATIONS THAT WE HAVE TODAY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :10]
[SOT 7:32:41]
[INQ=]

((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR: WE CAN'T SOLVE THE DROUGHT PROBLEM BUT WITH THEIR HELP WE CAN MANAGE IT, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT RAINFALL SOLVES THE DROUGHT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :9]

[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING:UNDER THE WATER SHARE CONTRACT ROANOKE CITY CAN PURCHASE UP TO 4 MILLION GALLONS A DAY FROM THE COUNTY AT A PRICE OF 2 DOLLARS AND 75 CENTS PER THOUSAND GALLON. PLUS ROANOKE CITY CONTINUES TO LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL WATER SOURCES BY DRILLING WELLS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))))

[DRAGGING-DEATH]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Defense attorneys today will try to persuade a Texas jury to spare the life of a second white man convicted of murder in the dragging death of a black man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bryan, TX;]

[4;07:35]
The punishment phase of the trial of Lawrence Russell Brewer continues today.
Yesterday, the jury returned a guilty verdict against Brewer in the 19-98 death of James Byrd Junior.
The same jury will hear additional testimony today before deciding if Brewer will join his friend, John William King, on death row.
King was convicted and condemned in February.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:09:27]
[IN Q=]

((MARY VERRET/BYRD'S SISTER:THEY HAVE FACTS TO SHOW THAT THIS PERSON ENJOYED WHAT HE DID TO MY BROTHER. HE WAS TORTURED AND THEN HE WAS KILLED. AND THEY GOT MUCH SATISFACTION OUT OF THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Mary Verret/Byrd's sister;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=SATISFIED RIGHT NOW.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A third defendant, Shawn Bery will be tried sometime this fall.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Davis/Carilion Health System;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: car seats))

[E-Home-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:25:02]
[GRAPHIC=HSN Call Center]


A new call center in the Roanoke Valley will bring 150 jobs by the end of the year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Home Shopping Network has announced plans for a call center here that may eventually employ 350 people.
Company officials say the new call center will complement the MAIN sales and service center located in St. Petersburg, Florida... and will handle about 10 to 15 percent of all orders.
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[E-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-34 51:28]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


A move by the company that operates the Radford Arsenal is expected to translate to new jobs.
Alliant Techsystems oversees the Arsenal for the government.
Besides that-- the company also manufactures propellant for military and commercial use at the Radford site.
Yesterday -- company officials announced they've started packaging the propellant into ammunition at Arsenal.
The move is expected to create 50 to 75 new jobs.
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[3-Sports]


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


Sosa versus McGwire at Wrigley ... and the Hokies prepare for Clemson.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy, everybody...]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=...nice Tuesday, everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[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]


Roanoke city residents will begin paying for this summer's drought, and a new water agreement, on January First.
Last night, city council unanimously approved a water-buying contract with Roanoke County.
To pay for the increase, water rates will go up 18-percent on January first, and another ten percent on January first 2001.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A controversial proposal to uproot a group of pre-kindergarten students and bus them across town to a new school is off the table in Lynchburg.
Because of increased enrollment this year there was no room for 14 pre-K students at Sheffield Elementary School.


A plan to send the children to another school miles away was scrapped in favor of using nearby Heritage Elementary.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Appomattox officials have decided to build a new elementary school for their county, rather than renovate the existing facility.
The county's minority residents had fought to keep the current school open, because it is built around the old Carver- Price School.. which served as the black high school in Appomattox County before desegregation.
But the board of supervisors voted 3- to- 2 to build a new school.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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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]