[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Florida residents brace for Hurricane Irene.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the Nobel Committee names the 1999 peace prize winner.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Frost and freeze warnings have been posted all night-- be prepared for some chilly temperatures as you head out this morning.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Irene is still spinning toward the Florida Keys.
Details on both those weather stories, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Starr]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


There is word out of Washington that Ken Starr will formally step down next week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:18;26 or 4;04:45]
Starr's five year tenure as independent counsel has been marred by controversy.
His investigations into the conduct of President Clinton ultimately led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives.
No replacement has been named but some sources say Robert Ray...one of his deputies will likely fill the vacancy.
This move comes as no surprise to many in the nation's capital. For the past few months Starr has hinted that he wants to move on.
(------------)



[Peace-Prize]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Nobel Prize]


Doctors Without Borders has won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel committee says the group is being recognized for its "pioneering humanitarian work on several continents.
Doctors Without Borders is a volunteer organization that treats victims of war, famine and other disasters around the world.

[irene-flooding]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Irene]


Hurricane Irene is heading toward the Florida Keys after soaking Cuba.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;]


It's already causing big problems for people all over the state.
The West Palm Beach-Fort Lauderdale area got soaked yesterday and there's more rain on the way.
Severe flooding has turned streets into rivers.
Many residents don't want to take any chances and are heading to higher ground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[2SOT- 3:08;52-59 AND 3;0940-48]
[IN Q=This is the worst I've...]
[SUPER=01-Paul Kornhabr/Resident; :01]
[SUPER=01-Connie Paden/Resident; :11]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=mother in the house.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere between Tampa and Fort Myers sometime between tonight and early tomorrow morning.
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[E-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC55:44]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


A Richmond judge says he'll rule Monday on the Virginia Democratic Party's attempt to stop a new state voter I-D from being used this election day.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Ten localities -- including Roanoke city and Bedford and Henry counties -- will require the state I-D or another acceptable form of I-D on November 2nd.
Democrats say it could intimidate some voters.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:40:37]
[IN Q=It is an extra]

((CRAIG BIEBER: IT IS AN EXTRA BURDEN. AND IT BRINGS BACK SOME REALLY BAD MEMORIES TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IN PARTICULAR, ABOUT THE POLL TAX, LITERACY TESTS, AND OTHER MORE SUBTLE METHODS TO HARASS AND INTIMIDATE VOTERS.))
[SOT 16:25:25]

((TIM MURTAUGH/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT CLAIM. IF SOMEONE IS RAISING THE SPECTER OF JIM CROW LAWS, IT'S THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BY SUGGESTING THAT THIS IS WHAT THAT'S ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Tim Murtaugh/Republican Party of Virginia; :16]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=all about.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Republicans say the I-Ds could stop voter fraud.
Richmond Circuit Court judge Melvin Hughes will decide on a temporary restraining order Monday.
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[County-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


There was more fallout last night in the Roanoke County debate over school construction.
A member of the county School Board questioned whether some of the supervisors had a hidden agenda when they offered to take over construction of the new south county high school.
School Board members say they're puzzled by the timing of the offer.
And last night Tom Leggette said he's heard rumors that Democratic members of the Board of Supervisors are using the issue to bolster the re- election prospects of Catawba Supervisor Spike Harrison.

[TV-Word]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


CBS Television ventured into uncharted territory.
Last night, it became the first television network to purposely air a certain four letter word.
(------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:39:15 Feed Tape Tues Thurs]
[IN Q=Execuse me ]

((NAT SOUND:EXECUSE ME CAN I JUST SAY SOMETHING))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=say something]
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[VO-NAT]


Mark Harmon's character on Chicago Hope went on to say a curse word.
The show's writers said it didn't sound right for his character to say "Stuff happens" -- so they decide to use the other word.
Some media professionals say this is minor in comparison to all of the other things the networks put on the air.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:09:59]
[IN Q=What concerns]

((CLAUDETTE ARTWICK/MEDIA PROFESSOR: WHAT CONCERNS ME MORE IS THE EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE AND THE ESCALATED VIOLENCE THAT WE'RE SEEING ON PROGRAMS AT ANY TIME OF DAY))
[SUPER=01-Claudette Artwick/Media Professor]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=time of day]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Artwick says network standards have weakened over the years.
CBS says although it decide to air the curse word, it will not be used on a regular basis.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Roanoke Express kick off the season with a win.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll Intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As far back as]
[SUPER=04-1958; :00]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sorrell/AEP Team Leader; 1:36]
[RUNS=2:59]
[OUT Q=Back into Smith Mountain Lake]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Smith Mountain Lake Dam))

[E-Gilmore-Glenn]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:31:28]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is standing behind a program that teaches correctional officers to strike and whip-kick aggressive juvenile prisoners.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


But the Governor says he'll continue to review the program.
On Wednesday, his director of Juvenile Justice said he would ignore a direct order from the board that oversees his agency.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


The Governor says he supports director Gerald Glenn's use of the controversial "Handle With Care Plus" program.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./June 2;]


Juvenile justice board members say other programs that teach defensive -- NOT offensive -- restraint techniques would be more humane.
(------------)



[S-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC1:04:38]
[GRAPHIC=Proposed AEP Line]


The schedule for building a new, controversial power line has been pushed back again.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File]


American Electric Power wants to build another 765-thousand volt line like this one through Southwest Virginia.
But yesterday the state delayed a major hearing.
A-E-P was supposed to present its case to the State Corporation Commission next month.
Now it will have to wait until next May.
Opposition groups asked for the delay to get more time to fight the new power line.
A-E-P says any delay increases the risk of interruptions in customers' power supply.
(------------)



[E-No-Problem]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:31:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An Award winning Austrian Orchestra stopped in Roanoke yesterday on its U-S tour.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The No Problem musicians, who are all physically and mentally challenged, are trying to get the audience to focus on their ability, not disability.
(//////SOT//////)
[SOT]
(NAT OPEN)
[SOT tc 03:11:02]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUTQ=Nat Music]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And these musicians believe in the power of music therapy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 03:29:20]
[IN Q=One of our]

((DR. JOSEF SCHORKMAYR/ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: ONE OF OUR MUSICIANS WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR WHEN THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED, MADE A STANDING OVATION, HE STOOD UP AND NOBODY COULD BELIEVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Josef Schorkmayr/Orchestra Director]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=could believe it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The orchestra performed yesterday morning for Roanoke County and City School students.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, we hear a lot of bad things about alcohol and caffeine.
But a combination of the two may help stroke victims.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THERE'S PROMISING NEWS IN THE NEW FIELD OF ANIMAL TO HUMAN TRANSPLANTS.
VT=VO

((vo)) DOCTORS AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER WHO PERFORMED A TEMPORARY PIG LIVER PROCEDURE SAY THE PATIENT IS DOING WELL. ROBERT PENNINGTON WAS A HEALTHY TEENAGER WHEN HE SUDDENLY FELL ILL FROM LIVER FAILURE.....DOCTORS TOLD HIM HIS ONLY CHANCE OF SURVIVING WAS A LIVER TRANSPLANT...BUT NO ORGAN WAS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. UNTIL ONE COULD BE FOUND DOCTORS IMPLANTED A PIG'S LIVER WHICH KEPT ROBERT ALIVE FOR SIX HOURS UNTIL A HUMAN LIVER BECAME AVAILABLE.
VT=VO

((vo)) RESEARCHERS IN TEXAS SAY A COMBINATION OF ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE CAN REDUCE STROKE DAMAGE IN LAB RATS. THEY FOUND THAT WHEN TAKEN SOON AFTER....TWO CUPS OF COFFEE AND ONE DRINK REDUCED DAMAGE TO THE BRAIN BY UP TO EIGHTY PERCENT. HOWEVER SCIENTISTS SAY WHEN TAKEN ALONE....CAFFEINE CAN MAKE A STROKE WORSE. DOCTORS NOW HOPE TO DUPLICATE THESE RESULTS IN HUMANS.
VT=VO

((vo)) A HEALTHY TREND FROM EUROPE IS STARTING TO CATCH ON HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. IT INVOLVES WALKING WITH POLES. MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY USING POLES IS BETTER FOR YOU THAN WALKING ALONE. NOT ONLY DO YOU BURN MORE CALORIES BUT YOU DEVELOP MUSCLES IN YOUR BACK AND UPPER BODY. AND YOUR WORK OUT WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY UP TO FIFTY PERCENT. WALKING IS AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR EXERCISE.... MORE THAN 70 MILLION PEOPLE DO IT REGULARLY.
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 boards)
[ESSC#????]




[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The humanitarian group Doctors without Borders has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
It is a volunteer organization that treats victims of war, famine and other disasters around the world.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kim]


Sources say Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr will clean out his office next week.
Two aspects of Starr's ongoing probe into President and Mrs. Clinton remain.
They will be handled by an assistant who is taking over the top job.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=mel]


South Florida is starting to see flooding as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Florida Keys.
The National Hurricane Center says residents can expect tropical storm winds and squalls throughout the day.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kim]


And Governor Gilmore is standing behind the controversial Handle with Care Plus program.
It allows correctional officers to hit and kick aggressive juvenile prisoners.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday October 15.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Starr]


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


Sources say Kenneth Starr will step down as independent counsel next week -- and will be replaced by an assistant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:18;26 or 4;04:45]
Starr's five year tenure as independent counsel has been marred by controversy.
His investigations into the conduct of President Clinton ultimately led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives.
No replacement has been named but some sources say Robert Ray...one of his deputies will likely fill the vacancy.
This move comes as no surprise to many in the nation's capital. For the past few months Starr has hinted that he wants to move on.
(------------)



[Peace-Prize]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Nobel Prize]


Doctors Without Borders has won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel committee says the group is being recognized for its "pioneering humanitarian work on several continents.
Doctors Without Borders is a volunteer organization that treats victims of war, famine and other disasters around the world.

[E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:16:52]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


For the first time, striking union members at Rubatex say maybe the Steelworkers should soften their hard line.
Scott Goldberg has more from Bedford's biggest employer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; 00]
[SUPER=01-Loretta Craig/USWA Local 240; 17 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Roy Karens/USWA Local 240; 21--QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; :40]
[SUPER=01-Larry Brookshier/Rubatex Plant Manager; :52]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :59]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=N7 Bedford]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((QUICK!! NATSOUND -- picket line))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


They've been picketing for five weeks.
They've given up paychecks averaging more than 13-and-a-half dollars an hour.
And though their union leadership says it won't budge ...
Some rank and file say it might be time to take a step toward the bargaining table.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 4:10]
[IN Q=we may]

((LORETTA CRAIG: WE MAY END UP HAVING TO DO THAT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE AT ALL.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=give at all]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 -- 2:04]
[IN Q=we need]

((ROY KARENS: WE NEED TO GET BACK AND TALK SOME. SEE WHAT WE CAN COME UP WITH.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=COME UP WITH]


The union is waiting to hear what comes of its unfair labor practices charge.
It says Rubatex negotiated in bad faith ... proposing a contract cutting workers' take-home pay. [meeting -- jim at overhead projector]
But Rubatex numbers say the average worker would come out ahead under what the company calls its final offer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1-- 11:28]
[IN Q=we have]

((JIM LAURIN: WE HAVE A FINAL OFFER ON THE TABLE. WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT. WE DON'T BELIEVE IT'S REGRESSIVE BARGAINING.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=BARGAINING]


It's an offer the union says it won't counter ... and Rubatex says it won't change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1 -- 16:04]
[IN Q=i'm not sure]

((LARRY BROOKSHIER: I'M NOT SURE IT'S A GAME OF BLINK WHATSOEVER. IT'S JUST A BUSINESS POSITION.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=BUSINESS POSITION]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT STANDUP -- TAPE 2 --7:37]
[IN Q=RUBATEX SAYS]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: RUBATEX SAYS IT'S WILLING TO MEET WITH THE UNION AT A REASONABLE TIME AND PLACE -- LIKE THE LAW REQUIRES. BUT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN SOMEONE HAS TO BLINK. AND THE COMPANY STILL SAYS THE UNION HAS TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, BEDFORD.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=BEDFORD]
(----------------)))



[2-County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


There was more fallout last night in the Roanoke County debate over school construction.
A member of the county School Board questioned whether some of the supervisors had a hidden agenda when they offered to take over construction of the new south county high school.
School Board members say they're puzzled by the timing of the offer.
And last night Tom Leggette said he's heard rumors that Democratic members of the Board of Supervisors are using the issue to bolster the re- election prospects of Catawba Supervisor Spike Harrison.

[2-E-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC55:44]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


We'll have to wait until Monday for a Richmond judge's ruling on the Virginia Democratic Party's attempt to stop a new state voter I-D from being used this election day.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Ten localities -- including Roanoke city and Bedford and Henry counties -- will require the state I-D or another acceptable form of I-D on November 2nd.
Democrats say it could intimidate some voters.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:40:37]
[IN Q=It is an extra]

((CRAIG BIEBER: IT IS AN EXTRA BURDEN. AND IT BRINGS BACK SOME REALLY BAD MEMORIES TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IN PARTICULAR, ABOUT THE POLL TAX, LITERACY TESTS, AND OTHER MORE SUBTLE METHODS TO HARASS AND INTIMIDATE VOTERS.))
[SOT 16:25:25]

((TIM MURTAUGH/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT CLAIM. IF SOMEONE IS RAISING THE SPECTER OF JIM CROW LAWS, IT'S THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BY SUGGESTING THAT THIS IS WHAT THAT'S ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Tim Murtaugh/Republican Party of Virginia; :16]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=all about.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Republicans say the I-Ds could stop voter fraud.
Richmond Circuit Court judge Melvin Hughes will decide on a temporary restraining order Monday.
(------------)



[2-E-Gilmore-Glenn]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:31:28]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is standing behind a program that teaches correctional officers to hit and kick aggressive juvenile prisoners.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


But the Governor says he'll continue to review the program.
On Wednesday, his director of Juvenile Justice said he would ignore a direct order from the board that oversees his agency.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


The Governor says he supports director Gerald Glenn's use of the controversial "Handle With Care Plus" program.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./June 2;]


Juvenile justice board members say other programs that teach defensive -- NOT offensive -- restraint techniques would be more humane.
(------------)



[E-Bedford-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:58:57]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Drug Arrest]


Five people are in custody in Bedford County, part of what authorities say is Phase Two of "Operation Zero Tolerance".
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The roundup began Wednesday in the Hardy Road area of the county.
A total of 23 people have been indicted on drug charges.. authorities say some of them were targeting high school students for customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:46:34]
[IN Q=One of the]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT.. OFF THE STREET.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=off the street.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Gardner says most of those charged were selling crack cocaine.
All of the indictments stem from undercover work where a sheriff's deputy bought illegal drugs from each suspect.


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



[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=The purpose]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sorrell/AEP Team Leader; :22]
[RUNS=3:08]
[OUT Q= and other habitat]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Smith Mountain Lake Dam))

[2-irene-flooding]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Irene]


The Florida Keys this morning are feeling the effects of Hurricane Irene.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;]


The storm's wind-driven rains have already caused flooding all over the state.
The West Palm Beach-Fort Lauderdale area got soaked yesterday.
Severe flooding has turned streets into rivers.
Many residents don't want to take any chances and are heading to higher ground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[2SOT- 3:08;52-59 AND 3;0940-48]
[IN Q=This is the worst I've...]
[SUPER=01-Paul Kornhabr/Resident; :01]
[SUPER=01-Connie Paden/Resident; :11]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=mother in the house.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere between Tampa and Fort Myers sometime between tonight and early tomorrow morning.
(------------)



[E-Green]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Green]


The Reverend Charles Green was a political activist and a civil rights leader.
Yesterday, he was also remembered as a man of uncommon dignity and deep religious faith.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Family members and friends crowded into High Street Baptist Church to celebrate Green's 75 years.
A World War II veteran, a longtime pastor, and hospital chaplain... Green was active in many civic organizations, including the Roanoke chapter of the NAACP.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:50]
[IN Q=He will go down in history]

((HE WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY, AND CERTAINLY HIS FOOTPRINTS HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE SAND HERE AMONG THE BLACK COMMUNITY. OF COURSE HE DIDN'T SEE RACE. HE HELPED EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Martinsville Minister;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=he helped everybody.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Charles Thomas Green was born in Midville, Georgia in October, 1924... It's there in a Green Family Cemetery that he will be buried.
(------------)



[S-Blacksmith]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:44:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another passing to note... this one possibly marking the end of an era.
(///////SOT///////)
[SOT FULL]
(NAT SOUND)
[RUNS=03]
[OutQ=Nat Blacksmith Sounds]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/January 1988]


Manly Brown was a throwback to an earlier time... a 20th century blacksmith using 19th century tools and methods at his shop in Lexington.
There weren't many blacksmiths of his kind left when we visited in 19-88...
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]

and with Brown's death last week, at the age of 93, there are fewer still.
We'll have a closer look at Manly Brown's life on "Virginia Newsreel", on News 7 Sunday Morning, starting at 8.

[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Roy Stanley has girls basketball highlights and notes on a big Friday Football Extra matchup.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A Richmond judge says he'll rule on Monday on the Virginia Democratic Party's attempt to stop a new state voter I-D from being used this election day.
Ten localities -- including Roanoke city and Bedford and Henry counties -- will require the state I-D or another acceptable form of I-D on November 2nd.
Democrats say it could intimidate some voters.
Republicans say the I-Ds could stop voter fraud.
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Governor Jim Gilmore is standing behind a program that teaches correctional officers to strike and whip-kick aggressive juvenile prisoners.
But the Governor says he'll continue to review the program.
On Wednesday, his director of Juvenile Justice said he would ignore a direct order to suspend the program from the board that oversees his agency.
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Five people are in custody in Bedford County, part of what authorities say is Phase Two of "Operation Zero Tolerance."
The roundup began Wednesday in the Hardy Road area of the county.
A total of 23 people have been indicted on drug charges.. authorities say some of them were targeting high school students for customers.
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