[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Dry weather is in the forecast for North Carolina after a line storms brings more rain to the state and tornados.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A twister also touched down in Virginia, damaging some buildings.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We'll be drying out after the very wet and stormy cold front that moved through yesterday and last night....
But you'll have to hold onto your hats...wind gusts could reach up to 50 miles an hour at times.
Details coming up in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Schoolwatch]


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


Last night's storms have forced two school systems to cancel classes.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Schoolwatch Full Screen]
Schools will be closed today in Amherst County and a Code 2 employee schedule is in effect.
Nelson County schools are closed as well.
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[tornados]


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


The line of storms that spread across the southern, central and western parts of the commonwealth may have spawned a tornado in Patrick County.
A twister was reported in the Kippler Valley area between Ararat and Stuart.
It destroyed one mobile home and damaged several barns.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Locust, NC;]

[4;08:35]
And a string of tornados tore through the central part of the North Carolina, destroying homes, uprooting trees, and tossing cars off the road.
The stormy weather comes as residents in the state begin the long clean up after floods brought on by Hurricane Floyd.
(------------)



[E-Campbell-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


Yesterday's storms also flooded roads in Central Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Along Route 696, in Campbell County, Troublesome Creek was living up to its name.. emergency officials say it took just a few minutes for the creek to overflow and cover a nearby field and bridge.
Several other spots along Lawyers Road and Waterlick Road also had problems with high water.
Amherst County officials say more than a dozen roads were closed because of high water.
Residents in the Tanglewood Mobile Home Park in Madison Heights were temporarily isolated by floodwaters.
In most places, the water has gone down, but officials remind everyone not to drive through standing or moving water.
(------------)



[Richards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-42]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Former Texas Governor Ann Richards was in the Star City last night raising campaign money for the Democratic party.

More than 200 people paid 50 dollars each to hear Richards speak.
Kate Weidaw has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ann Richards/Former Texas Governor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; HOT CHANGE!!!!]
[SUPER=@Edwards; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Weidaw, News-7]

(([Nat Sound Ann Richards at the podium] [RUNS:5] Ann Richards got Democratic supporters revved up about donating money to the campaign. This year 100 seats in the house and all senate seats are up, and Richards is determined to get them filled with democrats.
[SOT 2:40:22]
[INQ=]

((ANN RICHARDS: VIRGINIA IS VERY CLOSE TO HAVING BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND IF I CAN HELP RAISE A LITTLE MONEY TO RAISE IN THE ELECTIONS THEN THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE I'LL BE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:13] The former Texas Governor was the key note speaker at the fundraiser and says a democrat is needed to do something about Virginia's highway problems.
[SOT 2:38:37]
[INQ=It's important]

((ANN RICHARDS: IT'S IMPORTANT IF YOU CARE ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS YOU HAVE ON THE FREEWAYS IN VIRGINIA WHAT'S HIS NAME GOVERNOR GRIDLOCK TO SOLVE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A DEMOCRAT ELECTED TO OFFICE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUN10] Money raised will help Democrats like Senator John Edward's who's running for re-election this year.
[SOT 2:45:40]
[INQ=]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: IT'S GOING TO HELP THE PARTY AS A WHOLE. NOT JUST MY CAMPAIGN BUT CANDIDATES THROUGH OUT THE WESTERN PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6] And with Republicans generally raising more money then Democrats, fundraisers like these are always welcome. [STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: RICHARDS SAYS SHE IS NOT PLANNING ON DOING A NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT JUST GOING WHERE FUNDS ARE NEEDED. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))



[E-Baiul]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:33:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She slammed a Mercedes into a guardrail and spent three months last year in alcohol rehab.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But now, Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul is getting serious about skating again-- and calling Richmond, Virginia home.
[SUPER=03-Lillehammer/February 1994;]


The 16-year old Baiul stole the show from Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
The 21- year- old's skating is:
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:48:44 ]
[IN Q=More mature]

((OKSANA BAIUL: MORE MATURE, MORE OLDER. MORE SOPHISTICATED PROBABLY. YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST-- WITH MORE FEELINGS.))
[SUPER=07-Oksana Baiul;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=more feelings.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Baiul came to Richmond to train with the coach she says made her great in the early '90s-- Valentyn (val-en-TEEN) Nikolayev (nikko-LY-ev).
Richmond skating fans are ecstatic.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:53:01 ]
[IN Q=I'm very]

((OKSANA BAIUL: I'M VERY PROUD IF I COULD MAKE THEM BE HAPPY. AND LITTLE GIRLS, THEY JUST HAVE TO HAVE FUN WHEN THEY COME HERE. THEY JUST BASICALLY HAVE TO BE HAPPY. THAT IS MY RULE NUMBER ONE. WITH EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. YOU HAVE TO FEEL SATISFIED, COMFORTABLE, AND HAPPY.))
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=and happy.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Baiul will skate professionally this winter, including a new pro-level competition at the Goodwill Games.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Tech and U-V-A continue preparations for this weekend's match up.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning folks]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=later this morning]



[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)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=its a mediteranan]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Merle Miller; 1:12]
[SUPER=07-Lynn Miller; 2:22]
[RUNS=3:07]
[OUT Q=kinda stuck...(laughs)]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: home tour))

[Schoolwatch]


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


Last night's storms have forced two school systems to cancel classes.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Schoolwatch Full Screen]
Schools will be closed today in Amherst County and a Code 2 employee schedule is in effect.
Nelson County schools are closed as well.
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[E-Hargon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:41:07]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A would- be pedophile will spend a year in jail for using the Internet to solicit a 13- year- old boy for sex.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Edward Earl Hargon was sentenced yesteday for transmitting pornography over the Internet and attempted indecent liberties with a minor.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The juvenile boy Hargon thought he was communicating with was actually an undercover Bedford County deputy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:51:19]
[IN Q=We sought him]

((DIRK PADGETT/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: WE SOUGHT HIM OUT AND FOUND HIM BEFORE HE GOT TO A CHILD. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT HE HASN'T GOTTEN TO CHILDREN IN THE PAST.. THEY HAVEN'T COME FORWARD TO TESTIFY TO THAT FACT. BUT SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN IN THE HUNT LIKE MR. HARGON, WE SUSPECT THAT HE'S HAD VICTIMS IN THE PAST THAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT. AND NOW WE'VE CAUGHT HIM, NOW WE'RE GOING TO PUT A COLLAR ON HIM AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO WATCH HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Dirk Padgett/Bedford Co. Prosecutor]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=going to watch him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hargon got a ten- year prison term, with nine years suspended.
(------------)



[E-Sheriff-Congress]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:18:31]
[GRAPHIC=Internet Porn]


Some of the same Bedford County deputies that busted Hargon will will be in Washington D.C. today, giving members of Congress a first-hand look at the dangers of child pornography on the Internet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The "Blue Ridge Thunder" task force will brief a congressional caucus on its use of the Internet to identify and arrest would-be pedophiles.
Sheriff Mike Brown has taken heat from critics who say his department shouldn't be luring criminals into Bedford County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:37:00]
[IN Q=They don't realize]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY HERE. WHAT WE'RE DOING IS THAT WHEN THEY COME INTO BEDFORD COUNTY, WE'RE GOING TO ARREST THEM, WE'RE GOING TO GET THEM OFF THE STREET AND HOPEFULLY THAT'S GOING TO BE A DETERRENT TO OTHER PEDOPHILES WHO WOULD POSSIBLY TARGET BEDFORD COUNTY AND THE YOUTH IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))

[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=youth in Bedford County.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Brown says their efforts have been successful.. word has spread among child pornographers on the Internet to avoid the central Virginia area.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, those greasy spoon may not be as bad for you as you thought.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY FOR PEOPLE WITH PAINFUL HEART DISEASE WHOSE CONDITION IS TOO FAR ALONG FOR BY-PASS SURGERY OR ANGIOPLASTY.
VT=VO

((vo)) A TECHNIQUE KNOWN AS TRANS-MYO-CARDIAL RE-VAS-CULARIZATION OR T-M-R HAS SHOWN PROMISE IN REDUCING THE CHEST PAIN THAT OFTEN ACCOMPANIES THE DISEASE. THE PROCEDURE INVOLVES BLASTING TOOTH PICK SIZE HOLES INTO THE HEART WITH A LASER. THESE HOLES ALLOW FOR MUCH NEEDED OXYGEN TO ENTER THE ORGAN. ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, WHILE T-M-R DOES REDUCE PAIN, IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO IMPROVE SURVIVAL RATES.
VT=VO

((vo)) BRITISH CANCER EXPERTS ARE SUGGESTING A TEST THAT DETECTS A VIRUS LINKED TO CERVICAL CANCER BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PAP SMEARS. A REPORT FROM THE IMPERIAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND SUGGESTS THAT A TEST FOR THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS COULD HELP DETERMINE IF WOMEN WITH ABNORMAL OR BORDERLINE PAP TEST RESULTS NEED MORE TREATMENT. CERVICAL CANCER IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON IN WOMEN. IF DETECTED EARLY ENOUGH, IT IS USUALLY TREATABLE.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT "GREASY SPOON" RESTAURANTS MAY NOT BE THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES TO EAT. A REPORT FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IN LOS ANGELES SUGGESTS THAT BIG AND BUSY RESTAURANTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BLAME FOR FOOD POISONING. THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT FOOD INSPECTORS WERE LIKELY TO AVOID THESE RESTAURANTS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THATS A LOOK AT THE DAY IN MEDICINE. 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;]



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 297-TOUR/SML Charity Home Tour;]



[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]


Flood-stricken residents of North Carolina will get some relief today from the rain.
Forecasters are promising three dry days, once the latest storms ease up today.
Overnight, severe storms and tornadoes damaged buildings in the Carolinas and Virginia.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Her successor is now running for the Republican presidential nomination.
Still, former Texas Governor Ann Richards was in Roanoke last night to raise money for the Democrats.
Richards was the keynote speaker at a 50 dollar a plate Democratic fundraiser.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Actor Warren Beatty, dissatisfied with the direction of the Democratic party is still playing coy about whether he'll run for the White House.
Beatty stopped short of declaring himself a candidate last night before a star-studded crowd of Democratic Party loyalists in Beverly Hills.
But Beatty says he will speak out for a liberal agenda against what he calls "centrist" politics of Al Gore and Bill Bradley.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday September 30.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Schoolwatch]


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


Last night's storms have forced two school systems to cancel classes.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Schoolwatch Full Screen]
Schools will be closed today in Amherst County and a Code 2 employee schedule is in effect.
Nelson County schools are closed as well.
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[2-E-Campbell-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


Last night's storms caused a lot of flash flooding in Central Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Along Route 696, in Campbell County, Troublesome Creek was living up to its name.. emergency officials say it took just a few minutes for the creek to overflow and cover a nearby field and bridge.
Several other spots along Lawyers Road and Waterlick Road also had problems with high water.
Amherst County officials say more than a dozen roads were closed because of high water.
Residents in the Tanglewood Mobile Home Park in Madison Heights were temporarily isolated by floodwaters.
In most places, the water has gone down, but officials remind everyone not to drive through standing or moving water.
(------------)



[2-tornados]


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


The storms also may have spawned a tornado in Patrick County.
A twister was reported in the Kippler Valley area between Ararat and Stuart.
It destroyed one mobile home and damaged several barns.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Locust, NC;]

[4;08:35]
And a string of tornados sweot through the central part of the North Carolina, destroying several homes and businesses.
The twisters also uprooted trees and tossing cars off the road.
The heaviest damage appears to be in the town of Albemarle where at least five homes were damaged or destroyed and several businesses had their roofs damaged and thier windows shattered.
(------------)



[nc-flooding]


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


This latest round of storms brought more water to areas of the state already flooded by Hurricane Floyd.
Up to eight inches fell over two days, and some areas got close to another inch yesterday.
But today flood-stricken residents will get a reprieve from the rain.
Forecasters are promising three days of dry weather.
Jennifer Jones has the latest from Charlotte.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4;09:56]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tarboro, NC; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Charlotte.]

(( IT WAS THE LAST THING THEY NEEDED IN FLOOD-RAVAGED EASTERN CAROLINA.. MORE RAIN! IN 24 HOURS, MORE THAN EIGHT INCHES FELL ACROSS THE STATE. THAT'S ON TOP OF THE RECORD FLOODS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
(MOS SOT) "I would have never thought this. I thought I'd be home and all my guys would stand down from this mis

sion. But, we never knew this kind of damage was going to happen in 24 hours."
THE NEW RAIN FLOODED MORE STREETS AND HOMES.. AND FORCED ANOTHER HUNDRED FAMILIES TO EVACUATE.
IN WALNUT CREEK, THIS TEMPORARY DAM, BUILT AFTER HURRICANE FLOYD, DIDN'T EVEN LAST A WEEK.
(MOS SOT) "I thought last week was it. Like my wife says, she's been here 26 years, her parents 33 and she's nev

er seen anything like this ever."
(MOS SOT) "Well, it's rather hard to think that everything you have is, you know, damaged. Maybe everything will

be all right."
LOCATOR: TARBORO, NC
REVEREND JESSE JACKSON TOURED FLOODED AREAS AND RECOMMENDED A SPECIAL
LOW-INTEREST LOAN PROGRAM FOR REBUILDING THE EASTERN PART OF THE STATE.
OFFICIALS EXPECT THE SURGING TAR AND NEUSE RIVERS TO REMAIN AT FLOOD LEVELS FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS. BUT BETTER WEATHER IS ON THE WAY.
FORECASTERS SAY NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS WILL BE GETTING A FEW DAYS TO DRY OUT.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.))

[Monty-Party]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


A party that apparently got out of hand could become a campaign issue in Montgomery County.
Sheriff candidate Joe Miles says one of his campaign signs was stolen from his neighbor's yard and burned in a bonfire at a party.
The party was at a deputy's home in Christiansburg.
Sheriff Doug Mars responded last night, saying that the incident happened in town limits - which makes it out of his jurisdiction... adding that he can't control the actions of his deputies' wives.

[E-GOP-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:27:56]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


State Republicans say it's more than a campaign issue, but they're hoping Governor Gilmore's plan to overhaul Virginia drug laws will find favor with voters in November.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday in Roanoke County, Republican office holders and a candidate for the General Assembly lined up in support of Gilmore's plan.
The Substance Abuse Reduction Effort, or SABRE, would target drug kingpins, add 210 state troopers, and increase substance abuse treatment programs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:05:54 burkart]
[IN Q=When police take their statements]

((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WHEN POLICE TAKE THEIR STATEMENTS A LARGE PERCENTAGE POINT BACK TO DRUGS. I THINK IF WE COULD START BATTLING THAT PROBLEM, I THINK WE'VE MADE A LOT OF SUCCESS IN THE VIOLENT CRIME AREA. LET'S GO AFTER DRUGS NOW AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Comm. Attorney]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I think it's a good idea]
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Joining Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart were Fincastle Senator Bo Trumbo, Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, and House of Delegates Candidate Barbara Chrisley.

[E-Tech-Conference]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea/jja]
[TAPE#=99-32]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


Imagine getting your driver's license, or paying your taxes without leaving home- You may be able to do just that in the future.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


The Commonwealth's first Information Technology Symposium is underway at VMI this week.
Local and state agency leaders are trying to work together as they put information on the web.
The goal is a new state web site each citizen can customize to meet his or her specific needs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:18:40ish ]
[IN Q=If you're]

((DONALD UPSON/SECRETARY OF TECHNOLOGY; IF YOU'RE A LAWYER, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SET UP LEGAL INFORMATION, IF YOU'RE A STUDENT YOU MIGHT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT ANY HOST OF THINGS INSIDE VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT ACROSS THE BOARD. IT SHOULD BE INTERACTIVE AND EMPOWER THE INDIVIDUAL.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Upson/Virginia Secretary of Technology]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=empower the individual]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The two-day symposium will allow the various state agencies to coordinate their efforts on the web.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


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



(I'll intro)



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=it's very casual]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Betty Lallier; :21]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=other quilts in the house]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 297-TOUR/SML Charity Home Tour;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: home tour))

[Schoolwatch]


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


Last night's storms have forced two school systems to cancel classes.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Schoolwatch Full Screen]
Schools will be closed today in Amherst County and a Code 2 employee schedule is in effect.
Nelson County schools are closed as well.
(-------------)



[Richards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-42]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Former Texas Governor Ann Richards was in the Star City last night raising campaign money for the Democratic party.

More than 200 people paid 50 dollars each to hear Richards speak.
Kate Weidaw has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ann Richards/Former Texas Governor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; HOT CHANGE!!!!]
[SUPER=@Edwards; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Weidaw, News-7]

(([Nat Sound Ann Richards at the podium] [RUNS:5] Ann Richards got Democratic supporters revved up about donating money to the campaign. This year 100 seats in the house and all senate seats are up, and Richards is determined to get them filled with democrats.
[SOT 2:40:22]
[INQ=]

((ANN RICHARDS: VIRGINIA IS VERY CLOSE TO HAVING BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND IF I CAN HELP RAISE A LITTLE MONEY TO RAISE IN THE ELECTIONS THEN THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE I'LL BE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS:13] The former Texas Governor was the key note speaker at the fundraiser and says a democrat is needed to do something about Virginia's highway problems.
[SOT 2:38:37]
[INQ=It's important]

((ANN RICHARDS: IT'S IMPORTANT IF YOU CARE ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS YOU HAVE ON THE FREEWAYS IN VIRGINIA WHAT'S HIS NAME GOVERNOR GRIDLOCK TO SOLVE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A DEMOCRAT ELECTED TO OFFICE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUN10] Money raised will help Democrats like Senator John Edward's who's running for re-election this year.
[SOT 2:45:40]
[INQ=]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: IT'S GOING TO HELP THE PARTY AS A WHOLE. NOT JUST MY CAMPAIGN BUT CANDIDATES THROUGH OUT THE WESTERN PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6] And with Republicans generally raising more money then Democrats, fundraisers like these are always welcome. [STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: RICHARDS SAYS SHE IS NOT PLANNING ON DOING A NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT JUST GOING WHERE FUNDS ARE NEEDED. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))



[Beatty]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Actor Warren Beatty had the crowd with him last night at a Hollywood dinner-celebration, but he still left them wanting more -- namely the word he would make a run for the White House.
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[VO-NAT]
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In the end Beatty did not say what the liberal crowd was looking for.
But he did have some advice for other would-be candidates.
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[4:05:26-54]
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[OUT Q=and who knows what else.]
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[VO-NAT]


Beatty has been toying with the idea of running for president for the past two months.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top rocked the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
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[VO-NAT]


ZZ Top opened its show with "Under Pressure."
The Texas trio is touring to promote its new album "Triple X" which stands for the 30 years the group has been performing.
Southern rock favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd performed songs like That Smell - and the ever-popular hits, Sweet Home Alabama, and Free Bird.
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[3-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the playoff race is on in the Majors and Big Mac gets two big shots.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=good morning folks]
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[OUT Q=later today]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[Take Schoolwatch Full Screen]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Last night's stormy weather forced two area school systems to cancel classes.
Kids in Amherst and Nelson Counties will be home today.
Amherst County schools will operate on a Code 2 schedule for employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The storms caused flash-flooding in parts of the viewing area.
In Campbell and Amherst Counties, several roads were temporarily flooded.
In most places, the water has receded.
A possible tornado touched down in Patrick County-- destroying one mobile home and several barns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Former Texas governor Ann Richards was in Roanoke last night, raising money for Virginia Democrats.
More than 200 hundred people paid fifty dollars a piece to hear Richards speak.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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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]