[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Two National Guard cargo planes have arrived on the coast of Antarctica, positioning themselves for a daring mission to rescue a sick doctor at the South Pole.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And police ambush in Texas leaves several officers dead or wounded.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After enjoying sunshine yesterday, we'll be watching the clouds gradually thicken over the course of today.
A frontal system promises some scattered showers...and maybe even a thunderstorm or two.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[81-accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


One northbound lane of Interstate 81 is closed in Rockbridge County this morning.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Last night, a tractor-trailer hit a bridge railing at Exit 180.
That's the northern-most Natural Bridge exit.
State Police did not estimate when the lane would re-open.
No one was hurt in the accident.
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[E-Clinton-Forests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:26:51]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


President Clinton will visit the George Washington National Forest in Augusta County today to announce a plan to preserve large sections of wild forest land.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


National forest land fits into a variety of different categories.
Some areas support heavy recreational traffic, while others have no access roads and are currently undeveloped.


The new policy is reportedly designed to protect tens of millions of wild forest land acres from development and environmentally destructive activities.
(------------)



[E-L'burg-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-45 17:02]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg parents last night made an emotional plea to save two of the city's smaller elementary schools.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It is the]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Webster Trant/Parent; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rick Holland/Parent; :33]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Schweikart/Kizer E. S. Student; :45]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :52]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/School Board Chairman; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( It is the smallest of Lynchburg's twelve elementary schools.. squeezed onto a five- acre plot, Kizer Elementary uses three trailers for classrooms and has little, if any, room to expand.
But its small size is also exactly what has drawn many families to Kizer over the years.. they see the school as a place where their children flourish in an academic setting that offers close personal attention.
[SOT 18:33:21]

((WEBSTER TRANT/PARENT: I SEE KIZER AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG, PEOPLE COME TO KIZER AND FEEL WELCOME, THEY'RE PART OF THE COMMUNITY IMMEDIATELY.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=community immediately.]
[SOT 18:51:19]

((RICK HOLLAND/PARENT: I PLEAD EACH OF YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER BEFORE TEARING APART A GREAT SCHOOL TO CHOOSE A PLAN THAT WOULD NOT DISRUPT THE 206 STUDENTS AT KIZER.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=at Kizer.]
[SOT 19:03:06]

((NATHAN SCHWEIKART/KIZER E.S. STUDENT: WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR DECISION, REMEMBER ME.. I'M ONE WHO IS AFFECTED. PLEASE KEEP KIZER OPEN.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=keep Kizer open.]


The school board has several options: add on to both Kizer and Dearington Elementary, redistrict some of their students to other elementary schools, or close Kizer and Dearington and build a new, bigger school altogether.
The decision will be just a small part of the school system's overall capital improvement plan.
[SOT 19:57:30 tape #2]

((ELLEN NYGAARD/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE TO WEIGH BOTH SIDES, WE HAVE TO WEIGH THE EMOTIONAL SIDE AND WHAT IS BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF PUBLIC MONIES.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=public monies.]


A decision will be made next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[tx-shootout]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Texas Rangers this morning are investigating the ambush slayings of three law officers and the wounding of two others south of San Antonio.
They were shot by a gunman who lured them to his mobile home with a 9-1-1 call.
Investigators say the attack ended when the gunman took his own life.
One official says he can't remember anything like it since the Branch Davidian shootout at Waco.

[pole-rescue]


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


Preparations have begun to airlift the research station doctor suffering from an apparent cancer at the South Pole.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christchurch, N. Zealand;]

[3:41:03]
Two military cargo planes flew to a base near the Pole from New Zealand early this morning.
It is hoped they will eventually be able to fly to the Antarctic station where American Doctor Jerri Nielsen has been treating herself for cancer since discovering a lump in her breast.
It has been impossible to rescue Nielsen up to now because of the harsh polar winter.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[SUPER=01-Col. Richard Saburro/Chief of U. S. Antarctic Program;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=the following day.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The planes are fitted with skis to allow them to land on the ice.
Nielsen is the only physician among 41 researchers at the station.
A replacement doctor and a team of medics to treat Nielsen are on board one of the planes.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Atlanta draws the first win in the National League Championship series.
Steve Mason has the highlights, plus Friday Football Extra player notes.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=death of Wilt Chamberlain]



[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= We at Emmaus]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Watson/Church Historian; :40]
[RUNS=2:43]
[OUT Q=about the history]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: emmaus church 150))

[Bedford-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC00:23]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Farm Dispute]


A battle between Bedford County and a dairy farm may end peacefully.
Last night the board of supervisors voted to buy the 150 acre farm that has been contiminated by a nearby landfill.


Kate Weidaw has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :30]
[SUPER=01-Charles Williams/Adams' Attorney; :48 QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=@kate1; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=KW, News 7]

(( Last spring 8 acres of the Adams dairy farm was condemned. The landfill next to their property was closed in 1993 and later began leaking cancer-causing agents in the ground water.
In May the Adams filed a lawsuit against the county claiming they don't have the right to take the land to clean up the mess caused by the landfill.
One supervisor strongly disagreed, saying the county did nothing wrong and should not have to pay for the aftermath.

[SOT 2:12:44]
[INQ=]

((DALE WHEELER/BEFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: WE OPERATED THE LANDFILL LEGALLY WE CLOSED IT LEGALLY, AND NOW WE'RE BEING PUNISHED LEGALLY, I FEEL ILLEGALLY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


The farmer's attorney had no comment on Wheeler's statement but said the offer will be discussed among the family before a transaction is made.

[SOT 37:50]
[INQ=]

((CHARLES WILLIAMS/ADAM'S ATTORNEY: WELL IT'S ACCEPTABLE NO BODY'S HAPPY ABOUT IT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]

If and when the county does purchase the land, it will build additional testing wells to stop ground water from being contaminated further.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ADAM'S ATTORNEY DID NOT SAY WHEN HE WOULD DISCUSS THE OFFER WITH THE COUNTY. BUT IF THEY ACCEPT THE 1 POINT 3 MILLION THE ADAMS WILL HAVE 18 MONTHS TO MOVE OFF THE PROPERTY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))





[E-Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:25:01]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


The railroad that carries freight all over the eastern half of the country ... now wants to carry loads of data.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May]


Norfolk Southern is putting pieces of its communication network up for sale.
The railroad has lots of fiber-optic cable ... more than 21-thousand-miles of track connecting cities ... and 400 microwave towers.
N-S alone has used this communications network for years ... now it wants outside firms to lease some of the space.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:19:21]
[IN Q=since the]

((RHONDA BROOM/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: SINCE THE ASSETS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE .. IT'S JUST A MARKETING OPPORTUNITY THAT'S UNDERUTILIZED AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Rhonda Broom/Norfolk Southern]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


N-S has created a subsidiary to sell network space -- called "Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications."
"T-CUBED", as it's called, will broker deals with phone companies, cable-TV companies and other information technology firms.
(------------)



[E-County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:00:49]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. ]


The search for savings in a school construction project has lead the Roanoke County supervisors to North Carolina.
Yesterday, they offered a glimpse of a prototype high school they say could save two million dollars for other projects.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When bricks in a building facade]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WHEN BRICKS IN A BUILDING FACADE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM INTERIOR TO THE BUILDING, WE ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK.))
[SUPER=@Johnson;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=on the wrong track.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson has offered to take over the high school construction, and promises to bring the project in on time and under budget.
School Board members are skeptical, and so are parents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:52]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((NANCY HUGHES/ROANOKE CO. PARENT: I DON'T THINK BRINGING IN ANOTHER PERSON AT THE 11TH HOUR IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHERE WAS THIS SEVERAL MONTHS AGO?))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Hughes/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=several months ago.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The supervisors who favor the North Carolina prototype have invited the architects to make a presentation later this month.
And school board members have agreed to another meeting with the supervisors.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the holidays may be bad for your heart.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS A LINK BETWEEN THE SEASONS AND DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE.
VT=VO

((vo)) SCIENTISTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOUND AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES FROM CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE BETWEEN THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER AND JANUARY. ONE REASON MAY BE ALL THE FATTENING FOODS PEOPLE TEND TO EAT AROUND THE HOLIDAYS. DOCTORS SAY STRESS MAY ALSO PLAY A FACTOR.
VT=VO

((vo)) AMERICANS MAY TALK A GOOD GAME WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT BUT A NEW SURVEY SUGGESTS THAT'S ABOUT ALL MANY DO. THE STUDY IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUND MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF THOSE TRYING TO LOSE LOVE HANDLES EITHER CUT BACK ON CALORIES OR TRIED EXERCISING. BUT FEW DO BOTH. RESEARCHERS ADD MANY DIETERS MAY BE EATING LESS FAT BUT ARE ACTUALLY TAKING IN MORE CALORIES WHEN THEY EAT LOW FAT FOODS. THE STUDY'S AUTHORS BELIEVE THEIR FINDINGS MAY EXPLAIN WHY OBESITY IS ON THE RISE.
VT=VO

((vo)) THERE MAY SOON BE A NEW TREATMENT OPTION AVAILABLE TO POST MENO-PAUSAL WOMEN WITH OSTEOPOROSIS. ACTONEL...A DRUG USED TO TREAT A RARE BONE DISEASE HAS SHOWN PROMISE IN TREATING BRITTLE BONES. RESEARCHERS SAY THE MEDICATION REDUCED THE RISK OF NEW VERTEBRAL FRACTURES BY MORE THAN 40 PERCENT. ACTONEL STILL NEEDS TO GET THE GREEN LIGHT FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS NEW USE. APPROVAL COULD COME IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S 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 board)
[essc#87??]



[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]


Pakistan's military chief is showing no signs of giving up power.
Yesterday his troops staged a coup against the democratically elected government, seizing state-run media and confining the prime minister to his home.
Pakistan is one the world's newest nuclear powers.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANchor=kim]


The tragedy at Columbine High School is being relived through a chilling piece of videotape.
It is video from a surveillance camera inside the Columbine cafeteria
The pictures show what appear to be the beginning moments of the assault on April 20.
They show students on the floor, hiding under tables, apparently responding to gunshots.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And two National Guard cargo planes have arrived on the coast of Antarctica, positioning themselves for a daring mission to rescue a doctor at the South Pole who apparently has breast cancer.
Crews must now wait for a break in some of the world's most hostile weather before making their 840-mile roundtrip mercy dash.
That's expected to happen in the next ten days.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday October 13.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-81-accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


An overnight accident on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County has one northbound lane closed.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Around 1:30, a tractor-trailer hit a bridge railing at Exit 180.
That's the northern-most Natural Bridge exit.
State Police did not estimate when the lane would re-open.
No one was hurt in the accident.
(-------------)



[2-E-Clinton-Forests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:26:51]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


President Clinton will be in Western Virginia today.
He'll visit a portion of the George Washington National Forest in Augusta County to announce a plan to preserve large sections of wild forest land.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


National forest land fits into a variety of different categories.
Some areas support heavy recreational traffic, while others have no access roads and are currently undeveloped.


The new policy is reportedly designed to protect tens of millions of wild forest land acres from development and environmentally destructive activities.
(------------)



[Pakistan]


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


Pakistan, one of the world's newest nuclear powers, is in the midst of a political crisis this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Islamabad, Pakistan;]

[3:11:44]
It is without a civilian government because it was overthrown by the military yesterday.
Soldiers are now in control of the state run media and have placed the prime minister under house arrest.
Neighboring India is in a state of high alert.
In recent months the two country's have squared off over the Kashmir region.
The U-S State Department is urging a return to democratic rule as soon as possible.
(------------)



[2-tx-shootout]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Three law officers are dead and two others wounded in an apparent ambush south of San Antonio.
Investigators say two sheriff's deputies were gunned down when they answered a 9-1-1 call at a trailer park.
The gunman then fled his home and hid in some nearby underbrush.
When other officers arrived at the scene he shot and wounded another police officer, a state trooper and a federal marshal.
Officials say the gunman killed himself when police cornered him.

[Columbine]


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


For the first time, we have a video-taped view of the fatal school shootings at columbine high.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((SOT-"AND HERE SHORTLY, YOU'LL SEE SOME, UH, FACULTY MOVING AROUND TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON... THEN THE EVAC

UATION STARTS. THIS IS THE REAL THING."))
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=is the real thing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Captured by a surveillance camera in the school's cafeteria.... it shows students cowering under tables as the shooting begins.
We are not showing you the more disturbing portions of the video when the gunmen actually appear.
The video was being used as part of a training seminar for police and fire personnel in New Mexico.
The tape was obtained by a CBS station in Albuquerque and released to the dismay of Jefferson County, Colorado officials.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[20:16:40 8 PM NEWSPATH]
[IN Q=]

((BARBARA MONSEU; "THE FAMILIES I HAVE TALKED TO ARE VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS, VISIBLY SHAKEN. IT'S CAUSING THEM A LOT OF PAIN AND TAKING THEM BACK TO A PLACE THAT THEY WERE HOPING THEY COULD MOVE AWAY FROM."))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Monse/Jefferson Co. School Adminstrator;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=they could move away from.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In Denver, the local CBS station is declining to air the video tape.. stating they want to be sensitive to the families still suffering from the shooting.
(------------)



[2-E-L'burg-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-45 17:02]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


In Lynchburg last night, parents made an emotional plea to save two of the city's smaller elementary schools.
Steve Smallshaw was there and has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It is the]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Webster Trant/Parent; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rick Holland/Parent; :33]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Schweikart/Kizer E. S. Student; :45]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :52]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/School Board Chairman; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( It is the smallest of Lynchburg's twelve elementary schools.. squeezed onto a five- acre plot, Kizer Elementary uses three trailers for classrooms and has little, if any, room to expand.
But its small size is also exactly what has drawn many families to Kizer over the years.. they see the school as a place where their children flourish in an academic setting that offers close personal attention.
[SOT 18:33:21]

((WEBSTER TRANT/PARENT: I SEE KIZER AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG, PEOPLE COME TO KIZER AND FEEL WELCOME, THEY'RE PART OF THE COMMUNITY IMMEDIATELY.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=community immediately.]
[SOT 18:51:19]

((RICK HOLLAND/PARENT: I PLEAD EACH OF YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER BEFORE TEARING APART A GREAT SCHOOL TO CHOOSE A PLAN THAT WOULD NOT DISRUPT THE 206 STUDENTS AT KIZER.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=at Kizer.]
[SOT 19:03:06]

((NATHAN SCHWEIKART/KIZER E.S. STUDENT: WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR DECISION, REMEMBER ME.. I'M ONE WHO IS AFFECTED. PLEASE KEEP KIZER OPEN.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=keep Kizer open.]


The school board has several options: add on to both Kizer and Dearington Elementary, redistrict some of their students to other elementary schools, or close Kizer and Dearington and build a new, bigger school altogether.
The decision will be just a small part of the school system's overall capital improvement plan.
[SOT 19:57:30 tape #2]

((ELLEN NYGAARD/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE TO WEIGH BOTH SIDES, WE HAVE TO WEIGH THE EMOTIONAL SIDE AND WHAT IS BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF PUBLIC MONIES.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=public monies.]


A decision will be made next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Vinton-Police]


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


State police are investigating a complaint against a member of the Vinton police department.
Officials won't identify the officer, or the nature of the charges.
The state police in Salem are referring questions about the case to the Roanoke County commonwealth's attorney, Skip Burkart.
Burkart is refusing to comment at this point.

[E-Hawkins]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:56:09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The man who was the director of Roanoke's Youth Boxing Association has answered the embezzlement charges against him.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Rick Hawkins did it without admitting he did anything wrong.
In fact he turned the tables and insists city officials made him a scapegoat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:23:35]
[IN Q=What they did]

((WHAT THEY DID TO ME IS WRONG, AND I'M MAN ENOUGH TO TAKE IT ON THE CHIN. BUT WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO MY KIDS IS TO TURN THEIR BACK ON THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Hawkins/Former Boxing Assn. Dir.]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=back on them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hawkins pled "no contest" to interfering with the property rights of another-- a misdemeanor.
He has three years to pay back 47-hundred dollars-- plus court costs.
(------------)



[S-Hanna]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:42:45]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


Two separate murder for hire cases went to the judge yesterday.
In both, the defendants learned the supposed "hit man" was actually an undercover officer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/July 12]


Peggy Hanna of Vinton got five years.
But she will only have to serve half of that sentence, this for trying to do away with her husband of 12 years.
(------------)


[***WIPE***WIPE***]

[S-Gray]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-38 35:39]
[GRAPHIC=***WIPE***]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./April;]


And a Botetourt County man admitted in court yesterday he used a pay phone in jail to hire a hitman-- hoping to kill his lover's husband.
Thomas Gray was already serving three years in jail for an earlier plot to do the same thing.
Now Gray may have to serve up to five years behind bars.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Its a mission]
[SUPER=04-Red Bird Mission; :00]
[SUPER=07-Eva Winebarger; :21]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :34]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q= about 50%]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for boards)
[essc#87??]
[essc#87??]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: emmaus church 150))

[2-Bedford-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC00:23]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Farm Dispute]


Bedford County Supervisors have offered to buy a 150 acre farm contaminated by a nearby landfill.
Kate Weidaw has the story of this land battle that may end peacefully.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :30]
[SUPER=01-Charles Williams/Adams' Attorney; :48 QUICK!!!!!]
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(( Last spring 8 acres of the Adams dairy farm was condemned. The landfill next to their property was closed in 1993 and later began leaking cancer-causing agents in the ground water.
In May the Adams filed a lawsuit against the county claiming they don't have the right to take the land to clean up the mess caused by the landfill.
One supervisor strongly disagreed, saying the county did nothing wrong and should not have to pay for the aftermath.

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((DALE WHEELER/BEFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: WE OPERATED THE LANDFILL LEGALLY WE CLOSED IT LEGALLY, AND NOW WE'RE BEING PUNISHED LEGALLY, I FEEL ILLEGALLY.))
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The farmer's attorney had no comment on Wheeler's statement but said the offer will be discussed among the family before a transaction is made.

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((CHARLES WILLIAMS/ADAM'S ATTORNEY: WELL IT'S ACCEPTABLE NO BODY'S HAPPY ABOUT IT.))
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If and when the county does purchase the land, it will build additional testing wells to stop ground water from being contaminated further.
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ADAM'S ATTORNEY DID NOT SAY WHEN HE WOULD DISCUSS THE OFFER WITH THE COUNTY. BUT IF THEY ACCEPT THE 1 POINT 3 MILLION THE ADAMS WILL HAVE 18 MONTHS TO MOVE OFF THE PROPERTY.))
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Lynchburg authorities will be keeping a closer eye on motorized scooters.
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The surge in popularity of mopeds among young people has also resulted in a growing number of complaints about their use.
City council last night voted to require scooter owners to register their vehicles and wear a helmet while riding them.
The changes won't be enforced until January in order to educate the public about the new laws.
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Halloween will come a day early for some trick-or-treaters this year.
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It falls on a Sunday, so several localities plan to celebrate on Saturday, October 30th.
They include Martinsville and Henry County, as well as Pittsylvania, Giles, Bath, and Carroll counties.
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Most areas, including the ROANOKE VALLEY will celebrate Halloween on its traditional date, October 31st.

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In sports, and N-B-A hall of famer has died and highlights from Game One between the Braves and Mets.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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One northbound lane of Interstate 81 is closed in Rockbridge County this morning.
Last night, a tractor-trailer hit a bridge railing at Exit 180.
That's the northern-most Natural Bridge exit.
State Police did not estimate when the lane would re-open.
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President Clinton will visit the George Washington National Forest in Augusta County later today to announce a plan to preserve large sections of wild forest land.
The new policy is reportedly designed to protect tens of millions of wild forest land acres from development and environmentally destructive activities.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A battle between Bedford County and a dairy farm may end peacefully.
Last night the board of supervisors voted to buy the 150 acre farm that was contaminated by a nearby landfill.


Last spring 8 acres of the Adams dairy farm was condemned.
The landfill next to their property was closed in 1993 and later began leaking cancer-causing agents in the ground water.
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