[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A New Kent County woman is charged with murder in connection with the microwave death of her infant.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the Monica Lewinsky scandal is back in the news as a key figure in the scandal files a lawsuit.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Overcast, with scattered light showers this morning, as we continue seeing tropical moisture flow up from the south.
Once again, we'll see highs in the 70s today...but a cooldown is in store for us later this week.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:30:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The woman accused of cooking her newborn baby to death in a microwave oven faces a court appearance tomorrow.
For now, the 19-year old New Kent County woman is in a secure mental facility-- charged with first degree murder.


Ellen Qualls has the latest details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Elizabeth Renee Otte]
[SUPER=03-Lanexa; :06]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Gregory/New Kent Co. Prosecutor; :24]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :40]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Elizabeth Renee Otte voluntarily checked into an unnamed mental health facility over the weekend -- after allegedly telling family members she had a severe epileptic seizure that confused her so much she thought she was warming the milk -- NOT burning her baby to death in a microwave last Thursday.
New Kent's prosecutor has charged her with first degree murder.
She has given NO official explanation to police.
[sot 14:39:58 ]

((LINWOOD GREGORY/PROSECUTOR: SHE GAVE A STATEMENT...REPORTED TO ME.))
[RUNS= :11]


The national Epilepsy Foundation has released a statement saying impaired consciousness and confusion can result after seizures. But "the connection of these known consequences and this extraordinarily unusual and tragic event" would just be speculation at this time.
Otte's currently scheduled for her murder arraignment on Wednesday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


[E-Henry-Sewage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:28:27]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Sewage]


The level of fecal contamination from a privately-owned sewage treatment plant near Blackberry Creek in Henry County is worse than originally realized.
Water samples collected last week showed 160 times the maximum allowable limit.
But after years of complaints, help may be on the way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Residents in the Stones Dairy section of the county have complained of sewage backing up in their homes, and flowing into Blackberry Creek.
William Kingsley has a septic system, but says the problems have affected his property as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:38]
[IN Q=You can't have a cookout]

((WILLIAM KINGSLEY/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: YOU CAN'T HAVE A COOKOUT BECAUSE OF THE SMELL. IT JUST RUNS RIGHT DOWN THE DITCH. AND I'M AFRAID THE KIDS ARE GOING TO GET IN IT AND PLAY IN IT AND GET SICK.))
[SUPER=01-William Kingsley/Henry Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and get sick.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is now investigating the Fairway Acres Treatment Plant.
County officials say they may declare an emergency that would allow the public service authority to operate the facility.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The owner of the sewage treatment plant, Richard Anthony, says he believes residents have overstated the problems.
When the plant was built almost thirty years ago, Anthony says he thought he was doing what was best for the community, but now he says he is unable to operate the plant, and can not afford a costly upgrade.

[S-Shoney's]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 21:19]
[GRAPHIC=Shoney's]


Good showings at breakfast couldn't make up for poor performance at lunch and dinner.
That's why some Shoney's branches are closing.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The company announced yesterday it's closing three restaurants in our area:
Two in Roanoke -- on Hershberger and Electric Roads -- and one in Lynchburg.
A corporate spokeswoman said the Shoney's branches weren't drawing big crowds in the afternoons or evenings.
Nationwide, Shoney's is closing 72 restaurants in 14 states.
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[tripp-lawsuit]


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


We have not heard the last of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:10:27]
Linda Tripp, the former intern's confidante filed suit against the White House and Defense Department yesterday.
She claims both institutions violated her civil rights by releasing confidential records in retaliation for her part in the Paula Jones law suit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:11:05]
[IN Q=THIS TYPE OF LAWSUIT MAKES...]
[SUPER=01-David Colapinto/Tripp's Lawyer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=WHO YOU TOLD AND WHAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


It was Tripp's secret audio-taping of Lewinsky that ultimately led to President Clinton's impeachment.
Tripp is seeking unspecified damages.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Denise Allen has girls basketball highlights and the latest on the Sosa-McGwire homerun derby.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=morning segment]



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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Melody Williams/Rke. Reg. Home Builders Assoc.;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: kitchen and bath show))

[E-Long-Distance]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:24:31]
[GRAPHIC=Long Distance Rates Down]


As phone companies duke it out for your business, long distance calling is becoming cheaper than ever.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


MCI and Sprint offer 5 cents a minute during certain times of day.
One AT&T plan features a 7-cents-per-minute rate all the time...
So what's in it for the companies, besides your business as a phone customer?
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[SOT 16:20:45]
[IN Q=if they can go]

(( RANDY BILLINGSLY/VA. TECH ECONOMIST; IF THEY CAN GO AHEAD AND DRAW PEOPLE IN WITH, MAYBE, NEXT TO NOTHING PRICES ON LONG DISTANCE, THEN THEY CAN GET THEM INTO THINGS THAT HAVE HIGHER MARGINS, LIKE WIRELESS, INTERNET SERVICE PROVISION ))
[SUPER=01-Randy Billingsly/Va. Tech Economist;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=service provision]
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[VO-NAT]


It's called bundling... some companies get you in the door with cheap long distance, and make money by selling you paging service, or internet access.
Some long distance services, especially the ten-ten varieties, add fees and charges to the cheap rates.
To protect yourself, make sure to read the fine print, or check the web.
10-10phone-rates-dot-com keeps track of the latest changes in 10-10 plans, and lists the hidden charges.
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[E-Botetourt-Land]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-36 40:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Conservationists no longer have to worry about twelve acres overlooking Carvins Cove.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Bill Tanger has created a conservation area out of his backyard.
Now it is illegal to develop or rezone the land no matter who owns it in the future.
Since the land borders Carvins Cove, environmentalists say this will protect the water quality.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:58:05]
[IN Q=Mr Tanger]

((MR. TANGER IS WORKING WITH HIS NEIGHBOR AND HOLLINS COLLEGE TRYING TO ESTABLISH A TRAIL THAT WOULD BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALLOW ACCESS ALL THE WAY FROM HOLLINS COLLEGE TO CARVINS COVE.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Van Ness/Western Virginia Land Trust;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=carvins cove]
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[VO-NAT]


Tanger received tax credits for his contribution.
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[west-nile]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Encephalitis]


New York City officials say the flu-like illness that sickened 14 people this past summer-- killing three-- was not St. Louis encephalitis after all.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Federal researchers found it was a less dangerous disease called West Nile-like virus.
It too, is spread by mosquitoes.
But the West Nile-like virus has never before been detected in North America.
The mystery of the disease began to unravel at the Bronx Zoo after a vet became suspicious about the high death rate of crows in the area followed by the deaths of several of the zoo's exotic birds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((TRACEY MCNAMARA/VETERINARY PATHOLOGIST/NY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY: ALL OF THE BIRDS I WAS WORKING ON HAD SEVERE CHANGES IN THEIR BRAINS AND HEARTS..IT WAS UNLIKE ANYTHING I HAD EVER SEEN DESCRIBED IN ANY OTHER BIRD VIRUS. ))
[SUPER=01-Tracey McNamara/Veterinary Pathologist;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=any other bird virus.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Because the West Nile Virus and encephalitis are so similar, officials say pesticide spraying is equally effective against both.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there may be a new drug to fight skin cancer.
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.]

((THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY FOR SOME H-I-V POSITIVE PATIENTS. A NEW CLASS OF DRUGS MAY HELP WHERE OTHERS HAVE FAILED.
VT=VO

((vo)) THE DRUGS ARE KNOWN AS FUSION INHIBITORS. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THEY STOP THE AIDS VIRUS FROM EVER GETTING INTO CELLS IN THE FIRST PLACE. RESEARCHERS WARN THE DRUGS ARE STILL IN THE EXPERIMENTAL STAGE AND MUST BE INJECTED TWICE A DAY. BUT EARLY RESULTS SHOW THEY ARE EFFECTIVE.
VT=VO

((vo)) DOCTORS MAY HAVE A NEW WEAPON IN THEIR WAR AGAINST THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER. RESEARCHERS FROM THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SAY A DRUG DEVELOPED TO TREAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND LATER ABANDONED HAS SHOWN PROMISE IN HALTING MELANOMA TUMORS IN MICE. BECAUSE THE DRUG HAS ALREADY BEEN TESTED IN HUMANS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, NEW CLINICAL TRIALS CAN BEGIN SHORTLY.
VT=VO

((vo)) RESULTS FROM A JUST RELEASED SURVEY ON IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME SHOW MANY WOMAN WITH THE DISORDER FIND THE EFFECTS UNBEARABLE. IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME IS A CONDITION THAT CAUSES ABNORMAL BOWEL FUNCTION LIKE PERSISTENT GAS AND DIARRHEA.... LEADING MANY PEOPLE TO RESTRICT ACTIVITIES THEY ENJOY. WOMEN WHO TOOK PART IN THE SURVEY BY GLAXO WELLCOME REPORTED NEARLY TWICE THE RATE OF ABDOMINAL SURGERY THAN NON-SUFFERERS. THE STUDY ALSO REVEALED THAT MANY DOCTORS STILL HOLD MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE CONDITION.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN MEDICINE. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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


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((Archive: kitchen & bath show)) [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]


Authorities New Kent County have charged a 19-year-old mother with first-degree murder in the death of her one-month-old son.
The infant's body was found in a microwave oven last Thursday.
Prosecutors say the woman put him there, and turned it on for an unknown amount of time -- and that's what killed him.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Linda Tripp is suing her employer -- the Defense Department -- as well as the White House.
She says they set out to smear her reputation, after she made the Monica Lewinsky scandal public.
Tripp says her privacy was violated through the release of her confidential records.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It opened on April 10th 19-12, and last night baseball fans and players said farewell to Tiger Stadium.
And what a way to say goodbye.
Detroit won its finale at the old ball park, beating Kansas City 8-to-2.
The very last hit of the game, and the last hit in the stadium's history, was a grand slam.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday September 28.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-45 TC15:20]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School]


It's a top priority at schools across the country this year-- preventing violence.
Last night at Cave Spring High School parents learned about the potential warning signs for at risk children.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's every parent]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20, 1999; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police; :24]
[SUPER=01-Mary Grace Cential/Parent; :43]
[SUPER=01-Maria Marks/Parent; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=kw NEWS 7]

((It's every parent, student, and teacher's worst nightmare: a school shooting like the one at Columbine High School in Colorado. It left people across the country trying to figure out why young people commit acts of violence in school.

Virginia State Trooper Tom Foster tried to shed some light on that matter to parents at Cave Spring High School.

[SOT 1:32:59]
[INQ=]

((TROOPER TOM FOSTER/VA STATE TROOPER: THE PARENTS HERE CAN MAKE SURE THEIR KIDS ARE AWARE OF WHAT MEANS AND METHODS THEY HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO REPORT THIS TYPE OF THING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :11]


During the presentation, a video showed a police officer concealing over 97 pounds of weapons in his clothes and on his body. Some parents were shocked.

[SOT 1:52:22]
[INQ=]

((MARY GRACE CENTIAL/PARENT: I WAS TOTALLY AMAZED AT HOW MUCH HE COULD CONCEAL AND KEPT THINKING MY SON WEARS LOOSE CLOTHING HOW MUCH COULD HE REALLY CARRY IN THERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :6]


Trooper Foster says there are specific warning signs in young people who commit acts of violence, like prior violence, substance abuse, and being picked on by peers--these were all present in the young boys who committed school shootings last year. Parents say the key to finding warning signs is paying attention to your children.

[SOT 1:48:11]
[INQ=]

((MARIA MARKS/PARENT: I'M ONE OF THOSE PARENTS WHO GOES THROUGH THE ROOMS AND MAKES SURE THE KID HAS EVERYTHING IN ORDER AND THEY'RE DOING WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE DOING.))
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[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT IF YOU'RE A PARENT WHO DOESN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING THROUGH YOUR CHILDREN'S THINGS, KEEP IN MIND GOOD COMMUNICATION CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= :9]))



[2-S-Shoney's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 21:19]
[GRAPHIC=Shoney's]


The breakfasts were a hit.
Lunch and dinner were NOT.
That's why some Shoney's branches are hitting the road.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The company announced yesterday it's closing three restaurants in our area:
Two in Roanoke -- on Hershberger and Electric Roads -- and one in Lynchburg.
A corporate spokeswoman said the Shoney's branches weren't drawing big crowds in the afternoons or evenings.
Nationwide, Shoney's is closing 72 stores in 14 states.
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[2-E-Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:30:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 19-year old New Kent County woman is in a secure mental facility this morning-- charged with the first degree murder of her baby by cooking him to death in a microwave oven.
Ellen Qualls has the latest details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Elizabeth Renee Otte]
[SUPER=03-Lanexa; :06]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Gregory/New Kent Co./Prosecutor; :24]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :40]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Elizabeth Renee Otte voluntarily checked into an unnamed mental health facility over the weekend -- after allegedly telling family members she had a severe epileptic seizure that confused her so much she thought she was warming the milk -- NOT burning her baby to death in a microwave last Thursday.
New Kent's prosecutor has charged her with first degree murder.
She has given NO official explanation to police.
[sot 14:39:58 ]

((LINWOOD GREGORY/PROSECUTOR: SHE GAVE A STATEMENT...REPORTED TO ME.))
[RUNS= :11]


The national Epilepsy Foundation has released a statement saying impaired consciousness and confusion can result after seizures. But "the connection of these known consequences and this extraordinarily unusual and tragic event" would just be speculation at this time.
Otte's currently scheduled for her murder arraignment on Wednesday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[2-tripp-lawsuit]


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


Linda Tripp, the woman who brought the Monica Lewinsky scandal to light, is suing the White House and her employer, the Defense Department.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:10:27]
She claims both institutions violated her civil rights by releasing confidential records in retaliation for her part in the Paula Jones law suit.
It was Tripp's secret audio-taping of Lewinsky that ultimately led to President Clinton's impeachment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:11:05]
[IN Q=THIS TYPE OF LAWSUIT MAKES...]
[SUPER=01-David Colapinto/Tripp's Lawyer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=WHO YOU TOLD AND WHAT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tripp is seeking unspecified amount of money for what she calls harm to her reputation and emotional distress and humiliation.
(-----------------)



[S-Social-Security]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:13:44]
[GRAPHIC=Social Security]


It's the biggest mass-mailing in government history.
Starting next month, every one of us who has a job ... and is at least 25 years old ... will get a statement in the mail from Social Security.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[pre pro file]
The statement tells you how much you've put into the system -- and how much you can expect to get back.
The Social Security Commissioner says it should help all workers plan their retirements.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:05]
[IN Q=to live a really]

((KENNETH APFEL/SOCIAL SECURITY COMMISSIONER: TO LIVE A REALLY ADEQUATE LIFE IN RETIREMENT, THERE'S A REAL STRONG NEED FOR MORE SAVINGS IN RETIREMENT. NOT ONLY SOCIAL SECURITY, BUT OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME. IT'LL BE STRONG IN THE FUTURE. BUT PEOPLE CLEARLY NEED TO SAVE MORE TO LIVE AN ADEQUATE LIFE IN RETIREMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Apfel/Social Security Commissioner]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=LIFE IN RETIREMENT]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Commissioner Apfel (APP-fell) talked to News-7's Scott Goldberg about those statements going out in the mail ... and about the state of Social Security in general.
[SS=News-7 at noon]


You can see the entire interview later today on News-7 at Noon.

[Three-Steve]


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


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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Marney Benigno/CMC Supply]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Melody Williams/Regional Home Builders Assoc.;]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: kitchen & bath show))

[E-Monarch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:08:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A research project involving Radford High School is helping put the city and its students on the map.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


For several years now, Frank Taylor and students in his biology classes have been rearing and tagging butterflies.


Their work is part of a nationwide research project designed to help scientists learn more about monarch migration.

A few weeks ago-- Taylor found out that one of the butterflies tagged by his students last September was discovered in Mexico.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:14:51]
[IN Q=I was]
[SUPER=01-Perry Carter/Biology Student; :00]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=quite exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another butterfly was also discovered.
This one was found by a couple in North Carolina.
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[Tiger-Stadium]


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


Robert Fick can claim the honor of the last hit in Tiger Stadium-- and it was a grand slam.
Last night, the Tigers closed the book on the park's 97 year history.
Drew Levinson has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :42]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News Detroit.]

(((natsound from radio- "and the pitch_.." FOR THE SIX-THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THIRD AND LAST TIME, THE FIRST PITCH FLEW AT THE OLD BALL PARK. (NATSOUND COMING INTO PARK) BUT HOURS EARLIER THE FANS WERE ALREADY FILING IN_. TO SOAK IT ALL IN.
(SOT no super)

"It's an old time building that is never going to be replaced, it is gone forever."
(Natsound_hot dogs!)

FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY THE TIGERS HAVE PLAYED AT THE CORNER OF MICHIGAN AND TRUMBALL-THEY'VE BEEN IN THIS STADIUM FOR 87 YEARS.
(STANDUP: Drew Levinson/CBS News )

"If the walls of this old ballpark could talk_the stories they'd tell. You'd hear bout the time Babe Ruth knocked one out of the stadium_he was the first to ever do that. Or the time Ted Williams homered in the bottom of the ninth to win the 1941 all-star game. And this is where Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak ended at more than two-thousand."
TY COBB, NOT ONLY ONE OF THE GREATEST BUT ALSO ONE OF THE MOST HATED PLAYERS CALLED THIS HOME. SO DID HANK GREENBERG) "Greenberg hits one into the leftfield stands
THERE WAS FIDRYCH , MCLAIN AND GIBSON TO NAME A FEW. DETROIT NATIVE AND TIGER OUTFIELDER WILLIE HORTON WAS A HERO IN THE '68 WORLD SERIES.
(SOT NO SUPER)

"Lotta dreams_lotta good memories."
TIGER STADIUM WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED FOR THOSE HORRIBLE SEATS BEHIND THE POLES AND THE FLAG POLE THAT ACTUALLY SITS IN FAIR TERRITORY. MORE THAN 371-THOUSAND OUTS WERE RECORDED HERE-BUT THIS WAS THE ONE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. NATSOUND_.. "And there's the last out ever at _..
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT."))


[3-Sports]


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


In other sports news, U-V-A and Virginia Tech are gearing up for a big battle.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=great day]



[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]


A court appearance is set for tomorrow for a New Kent County woman accused of killing her newborn son in a microwave oven.
Elizabeth Renee Otte (OH-tay) voluntarily checked into an unnamed mental health facility over the weekend -- after allegedly telling family members she had a severe epileptic seizure that confused her so much she thought she was warming the milk -- NOT burning her baby to death in a microwave last Thursday.
New Kent County's prosecutor has charged her with first degree murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Shoney's is closing three restaurants in our area:
Two in Roanoke -- on Hershberger and Electric Roads -- and one in Lynchburg.
A corporate spokeswoman said the Shoney's branches weren't drawing big crowds in the afternoons or evenings.
(----------------)
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


After years of complaints, help may be on the way for customers of a private sewage treatment plant in Henry County.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is now investigating the Fairway Acres Treatment Plant.
And county officials say they may declare an emergency, that would allow the public service authority to operate the facility.
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