[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Traffic is slowly getting back to normal on Route 460 after a tanker accident and diesel spill.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the search for answers in the crash of Payne Stewart's learJet continues today at the crash site in South Dakota.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear and milder this morning, with another sunny day on the way.
Despite a few weak cold fronts moving through, the rest of the week should remain dry, as well.
The latest forecast...coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-42 39:28]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


The Roanoke County intersection blocked yesterday by an overturned fuel tanker is open this morning.
Traffic is moving through the U-S 460- Alternate 220 intersection, though one northbound lane of Alternate 220 is still closed
Kate Weidaw has more on the accident.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As this]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joey Stump/Roanoke Co. Fire Department; :27]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :40]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=kw news 7, Roanoke County.]

((As this tanker truck turned off of 460 west in Roanoke County onto Cloverdale Road the driver lost control and flipped the rig on it's top. As a result a gash in the side of the tank leaked over 2000 gallons of diesel fuel into the ground and down a storm drain. That led the fuel to Glade Creek--water that is used for livestock, not drinking water. Officials set up dams to catch the fuel.

[SOT 2:46:33]
[INQ=]

((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE CT. FIRE DEPT.: WHAT WE PUT IS A UNDER FLOW DAM IN THE CREEK WHICH ALLOWS THE WATER TO FLOW AND WILL STOP THE PETROLEUM PRODUCT AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK AND CATCH THE PRODUCT OFF THE TOP OF THE STREAM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]


Meanwhile back on 460 officials had to close off part of the roadway --VDOT crews re-routed rush hour traffic. The driver of the tanker walked away with only minor injuries but was charged with reckless driving. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))
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[SML-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-45 TC28:41]
[GRAPHIC=SML]


Smith Mountain Lake residents hope to have their own retirement community within two years, but that's not the only change they're making.
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[SOT]
((nat sot motors))
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUTQ=Nat Motors]
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[VO-NAT]

Some say motorboats with high horsepower engines are too loud, so they want a noise law.
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[SOT 20:20:16]
[IN Q=This rental house]

((THIS RENTAL HOUSE, THEY ALLOW PEOPLE TO COME IN THERE AND RUN BOATS WITH LARGE HORSEPOWER ENGINES. IF YOU'VE EVER HEARD A THOUSAND OR 1500 HORSEPOWER ENGINE START UP AT SEVEN IN THE MORNING TO GO FISHING, IT'S A LITTLE ANNOYING.))
[SUPER=07-Burt Bailey; :06]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=little annoying]
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[VO-NAT]

In the past, game wardens have said a noise law would be too hard to enforce on the water. Meanwhile, residents are also planning a retirement home along with a 24-hour medical facility.
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[E-Fairlawn-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-46 8:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire heavily damaged an apartment building in Fairlawn last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]


Fire fighters were called to Fairview Apartments on Madison Street around seven.
When they arrived-- flames and smoke were pouring from the building.
The blaze destroyed one unit and caused smoke and water damage to the surrounding apartments.
No one was injured.
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[Drivers-Deer]


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


Drivers should keep an eye out for deer-- that's the advice from state transportation officials.
This is the time of year when the animals are moving around more in search of food for the long winter.
And it's the rutting season, so males are crossing highways and anything else in their way to find a mate.
There are no statewide statistics on the number of deer collisions.
But officials say the number of crashes appears to be rising in populated suburban areas that have limited hunting.

[STEWART-LATEST]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Payne Stewart]


Questions are mounting as investigators look for clues into the crash of golfer Payne Stewart's Learjet in South Dakota.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mina, SD;]

[3:00:47]
The search for answers at the crash site continues today as investigators return to the ten-foot-deep, 30-foot-wide crater where the remains of the plane are embedded.
National Transportation Safety Board officials say there's no flight data recorder, and the cockpit voice recorder has not been found.
They add that the voice recorder is not likely to have any information.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT FRANCIS/VICE CHAIRMAN, NTSB; THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER RUNS ON A CYCLE OF A HALF AN HOUR, SO GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED DURING THIS FLIGHT, IT'S UNLIKELY WE'LL GET VOICE INFO FROM THE CVR.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=from the CVR]
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[VO-NAT]


Medical experts fear the remains of the six victims may not reveal whether they suffered from rapid decompression.
Tissue samples are being analyzed at a lab.
In 1995, the F-A-A required all learjets to replace the valves that regulate pressure.
The operators of Stewart's Learjet say the valves were replaced as required.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Yankees take a 3-nothing lead in the World Series.
Denise Allen has that and an upset in girls basketball.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=in the broadcast]



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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[SUPER=01-Wendy James/"Lucy Burwell";]
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[E-Ritchie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:57:11]
[GRAPHIC=Ritchie]


Roanoke's Acting City Manager says he expects a smooth transition and a good working relationship with the woman who will lead the city after January first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jim Ritchie wanted to become Bob Herbert's permanent replacement, but he says he's looking forward to working with Darlene Burcham.
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[SOT 00:00:26]
[IN Q=I've known Darlene Burcham]

((I'VE KNOWN DARLENE BURCHAM FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SHE IS A VERY CAPABLE AND INTELLIGENT ADMINISTRATOR AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HER HERE IN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Acting City Manager]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=working with her here in the city.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ritchie has worked for the city for over 24 years, and he plans to continue as assistant city manager.
Diane Akers, who stepped into Ritchie's position will resume her duties as budget administrator once Burcham is on board.
[S-Franklin-Drugs]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCASt=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-41 28:07]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Drug Arrests]

Franklin County authorities cracked down on people allegedly selling drugs to high schoolers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The sting operation started in March. More than 20 people were charged with theft and drug trafficking. Deputies say lake residents complained as well as some people in Rocky Mount. They characterized the deals as "medium sized."
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[Blacksburg-Police]


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


A composite sketch on the internet could help Blacksburg police track down the man suspected in ten reports of indecent exposure and sexual assault over the last two months.
(+++++++)

[Take FS Graphic]
The suspect is described as a white man, 18 to 24 years old, 6 feet tall. He's said to have an average build and "usually" has some facial hair. [Take Webwatch GFX]
For a direct link to Blacksburg police information, visit our home page at w-d-b-j-7-dot.com and click on "Webwatch."
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[E-Disabled-Access]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:45:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Disabled residents in Lynchburg want their voices heard - but say you can't fight City Hall if you can't even get inside..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Robert Bennett heads up Access Unlimited, a group that's offered to help local governments comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bennett had to maneuver down a steep sidewalk to get in the side door of City Hall for last night's city council meeting.
He says disabled people face difficulties like that every day.
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[SOT 15:59:17]
[IN Q=Some buildings]

((ROBERT BENNETT/DISABLED ADVOCATE: SOME BUILDINGS IT'S INACCESSIBLE, YOU KNOW, IF WE HAVE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM WE CAN'T BECAUSE THE DOORWAYS ARE TOO NARROW.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Disabled Advocate]
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[OUT Q=are too narrow.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bennett is also pushing to make sure the city's new Social Services building on Commerce Street is completely handicapped accessible.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Obesity has reached epidemic proportions.
Dr. Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Fat kills - that the word from several new studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
VT=VO

In fact, this year, more than 3 hundred thousand Americans will die because of too much weight around the waist. It's such a big problem the Centers for Disease Control says obesity is now an epidemic and that's not a term the CDC uses lightly. In 19-91 about one in eight Americans were overweight. Last year that figure jumped to one in five. Young adults- those with some college education and Hispanics led all other groups in pounds gained. So what's different now compared to 19-91? More fast food, more snack food and less exercise.
VT=VO

Now one thing that may help you lose weight is fish. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says people who eat fish once a day lose more weight and lose weight faster than people who don't eat fish. The magic here may be what's called omega three fatty acids-a component that may help burn fat and lower cholesterol. ON CAM And finally when you think of heart problems, treatments such as bypass and angioplasty usually come to mind. But how about prayers? A study in the annals of internal medicine looked at two groups of patients with heart problems, one group was prayed for daily by a group of community volunteers, the other group was not. After four weeks, the prayed for group had 10% fewer heart complications such as chest pain or irregular heart beats. To top it off, the group that did better had no idea that anyone was praying for them. That's a look at today's health news. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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((Archive: ghost walk)) [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]


Traffic is slowly getting back to normal on 460 after a tanker accident and diesel spill.
The tanker overturned yesterday at the intersection of 460 and Cloverdale Road in Roanoke County.
A gash in the side of the tank leaked some 2-thousand gallons of fuel into the ground and down a storm drain.
The truck driver received only minor injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Investigators in Mina, South Dakota are trying to find out what downed a lear jet carrying golfing great Payne Stewart and five others.
But they admit it will be some time before they find the cause.
Tissue samples from the site are being tested for signs of a loss of cabin pressure.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Baseball fans are bringing out the brooms in New York after the Yankees' 6-to-5 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game Three.
One sign at Yankee stadium last night read: `Hey, Bombers, autumn is here. Leaves are falling. Let's sweep.''
Game Four of the best-of-seven series is tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday October 27.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-42 39:28]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Things are nearly back to normal at the Roanoke County intersection blocked yesterday by an overturned fuel tanker.

Traffic is moving through the U-S 460- Alternate 220 intersection, though one northbound lane of Cloverdale Road is still closed
Kate Weidaw has more on the accident.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As this]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joey Stump/Roanoke Co. Fire Department; :27]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :40]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=kw news 7, Roanoke County.]

((As this tanker truck turned off of 460 west in Roanoke County onto Cloverdale Road the driver lost control and flipped the rig on it's top. As a result a gash in the side of the tank leaked over 2000 gallons of diesel fuel into the ground and down a storm drain. That led the fuel to Glade Creek--water that is used for livestock, not drinking water. Officials set up dams to catch the fuel.

[SOT 2:46:33]
[INQ=]

((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE CT. FIRE DEPT.: WHAT WE PUT IS A UNDER FLOW DAM IN THE CREEK WHICH ALLOWS THE WATER TO FLOW AND WILL STOP THE PETROLEUM PRODUCT AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK AND CATCH THE PRODUCT OFF THE TOP OF THE STREAM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]


Meanwhile back on 460 officials had to close off part of the roadway --VDOT crews re-routed rush hour traffic. The driver of the tanker walked away with only minor injuries but was charged with reckless driving. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))
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[2-E-Fairlawn-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-46 8:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Fairlawn apartment building was heavily damaged by fire last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]


Fire fighters were called to Fairview Apartments on Madison Street around seven.
When they arrived-- flames and smoke were pouring from the building.
The blaze destroyed one unit and caused smoke and water damage to the surrounding apartments.
No one was injured.
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[Deer-Decoy]


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


A Wythe County sheriff's deputy was fired over the weekend for trying to kill a deer that turned out to be a "decoy".
A Game Warden on Friday arrested 23-year old Todd Allen Davis of Hiwassee for allegedly using a spotlight in an attempt to kill a deer.
Sheriff Kermit Osborne fired Davis Saturday after learning about the charge.
He says Davis was a new hire-- who was still enrolled in the police academy.

[Drivers-Deer]


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


Drivers should keep an eye out for deer-- that's the advice from state transportation officials.
This is the time of year when the animals are moving around more in search of food for the long winter.
And it's the rutting season, so males are crossing highways and anything else in their way to find a mate.
There are no statewide statistics on the number of deer collisions.
But officials say the number of crashes appears to be rising in populated suburban areas that have limited hunting.

[E-Mock-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:01:16]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Virginia may have set a U-S record yesterday.
10-thousand high school students took part in what's believed to be the nation's largest Internet election ever.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=203-Henrico Co.; :06!!]
[SUPER=201-Adam Carter/Youth Leadership Initiative; :39]
[SUPER=201-Elizabeth Johnson/Student Voter; :49 ]
[SUPER=219-Ellen/Qualls; :58]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Henrico Co.]
(([nat sot]
[runs= 03]


They've been taught that control of Virginia's statehouse rests on next Tuesday's elections.
They've tried to learn about their local candidates.
[nat sot]
[runs= 02]


And now they've voted, just like their parents will next week-- except they're using the Internet for this mock election.
[sot 14:51:57 ]

((I KIND OF HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW, SECURITY REASONS. AND CERTAINLY PEOPLE CAN HACK INTO THE INTERNET. BUT THE POLL ON THERE AFTER YOU REGISTER, IT ACTUALLY SHOWS IT'S ENCRYPTION.))
[runs= 12]


This is the signature project of U-V-A's new Center for Governmental Studies.
[sot 14:45:08 ]

((ADAM CARTER: HOPEFULLY, BY GETTING THEM USED TO VOTING, BY GETTING THEM INTERESTED AND WATCHING THE POLITICAL PROCESS, WE CAN CHANGE THE WAY THEY ACT THROUGHOUT THEIR WHOLE LIVES.)) [runs :09]

[sot 14:29:44]

((ELIZABETH JOHNSON/STUDENT VOTER: I CAN'T REALLY SAY THAT I'VE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ON MY OWN, BUT I'VE SEEN THE POSTERS...PRETTY INFORMED.)) [runs :08]
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[E-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:07:42]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


State Senator John Edwards has the endorsement of a group of black leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


The Reverend Carl Tinsley led a small group to City Hall yesterday.
Tinsley praised Edwards for his leadership and endorsed his reelection bid.
He also accused Edwards' opponent of running deceptive T-V ads.
One of those ads included a picture of Tinsley.
Republican William Fralin's campaign apologized for what it called Tinsley's "unintentional" appearance in the spot ... and the campaign distributed new ads to T-V stations.
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[payne-stewart]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Payne Stewart]


Investigators return today to a ten-foot crater left by the Learjet that crashed in South Dakota.
They're trying to determine what led to the deaths of golfer Payne Stewart and five others.
Tissue samples from the site are being tested for signs of a loss of cabin pressure.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]

[3:00:47]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Mina, SD;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=MINA, SD]

((LOCATOR: MINA, S. DAKOTA ITS A DAUNTING TASK LOOKING FOR THE CAUSE OF A BIZARRE PLANE CRASH, INSIDE A TEN FOOT CRATER IN THE MIDDLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COW PASTURE (NATS) INVESTIGATORS SPENT THE DAY REMOVING THE REMAINS OF GOLFER PAYNE STEWART AND FIVE OTHERS. THEY ALSO SLOWLY BEGAN GATHERING EVIDENCE.... TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT IF A SUDDEN LOSS OF CABIN PRESSURE DOOMED THE LEARJET.
SOT: ROBERT FRANCIS/ VICE CHAIRMAN, NTSB

OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL BE SOME TIME BEFORE THEY CAN EXPLAIN WHY NO ONE WAS CONSCIOUS AT THE CONTROLS OF THE PRIVATE PLANE... THEY SAY-- EVEN IF INVESTIGATORS FIND THE JET'S COCKPIT RECORDER-- IT MAY YIELD FEW CLUES.
SOT: ROBERT FRANCIS/VICE CHAIRMAN, NTSB

"THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER RUNS ON A CYCLE OF A HALF AN HOUR, SO GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED DURING THIS FLIGHT, IT'S UNLIKELY WE'LL GET VOICE INFO FROM THE CVR."
(NATS)

... WHICH MEANS INVESTIGATORS WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED A CATASTROPHIC PROBLEM. A LOSS OF CABIN PRESSURE IS SOMETHING OFFICIALS HAVE DEALT WITH IN THE PAST.
(GRAPHIC)

IN 1995, THE F-A-A REQUIRED ALL LEARJETS TO REPLACE THE VALVES THAT REGULATE PRESSURE. BUT MAINTENANCE RECORDS FOR STEWART'S PLANE SHOWED NO PROBLEM WITH THE AIRCRAFT...AND THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THE VALVES WERE NOT REPLACED.
(STANDUP)))


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[COMM #6]

((Archive: ghost walk))

[E-Lake-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-43 31:22]
[GRAPHIC=SML]

Smith Mountain Lake residents are planning their own retirement home and 24-hour medical facility. Tina Tenret brings us up to date on what's new on the water.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Retirees at Smith Mountain Lake]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=07-Tom Smith; :12]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./April 1998; :33]
[SUPER=07-Ruth Randa; :35 :44]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :59]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Retirees at Smith Mountain Lake want a place to call home in their twilight years. They hope to start building an assisted living facility within two years.
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[SOT 20:31:50]
[IN Q=It's been a concern]

((TOM SMITH: IT'S BEEN A CONCERN OF PEOPLE AT THE LAKE THAT AS THEY AGE THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP UP THEIR PRESENT HOMES AT THE LAKE. THEY WANT A COMMUNITY IN THE AREA THAT PEOPLE CAN MOVE TO AND MAINTAIN THEIR FRIENDS AND THE CHURCH THEY GO TO.))
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[OUT Q=they go to]

About 80 residents filled a town meeting, saying roads like Route 122 need to be widened for safety. They also want architectural guidelines for new businesses and a cap on billboards.
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[SOT 20:40:50]
[IN Q=They detract]

((THEY DETRACT AS YOU RIDE ALONG FROM THE BEAUTY OF THE FARM, THE MOUNTAINS AND ALL THE REASONS WE CAME HERE.))
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[OUT Q=we came here]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot boat motor?? ))
[RUNS= :03]

Residents also want a noise law to muzzle the muscle boats. Tina Tenret News7.))

[2-E-Disabled-Access]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:45:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Disabled residents in Lynchburg want their voices heard - but say you can't fight City Hall if you can't even get inside..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Robert Bennett heads up Access Unlimited, a group that's offered to help local governments comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bennett had to maneuver down a steep sidewalk to get in the side door of City Hall for last night's city council meeting.
He says disabled people face difficulties like that every day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:59:17]
[IN Q=Some buildings]

((ROBERT BENNETT/DISABLED ADVOCATE: SOME BUILDINGS IT'S INACCESSIBLE, YOU KNOW, IF WE HAVE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM WE CAN'T BECAUSE THE DOORWAYS ARE TOO NARROW.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Disabled Advocate]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=are too narrow.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bennett is also pushing to make sure the city's new Social Services building on Commerce Street is completely handicapped accessible.
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[Early-show]


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


With just days to the premiere of CBS News' THE EARLY SHOW, they're celebrating in New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:23:41]
A kickoff part was held last night at the Plaza Hotel.
On hand for the gala were Byrant Gumbel and his new co-anchor Jane Clayson.
Other quests included Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer, Donald Trump, Dan Rather and former NY Giant quarterback Phil Simms.
The morning news show debuts Monday at seven.
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In sports, the Yankees are a game closer to winning the World Series.
Denise Allen has the highlights, plus highlights from the ice.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The intersection of Routes 460 and Alternate 220 in Roanoke County is open this morning.
The intersection was closed yesterday afternoon when a fuel tanker rolled over and began leaking.
One northbound lane of Alternate 220 is still closed though.
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Fire heavily damaged an apartment building in Fairlawn last night.
Fire fighters were called to Fairview Apartments on Madison Street around seven P-M.
The blaze destroyed one unit and caused smoke and water damage to the surrounding apartments.
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About 80 residents showed up for a town meeting at Smith Mountain Lake last night.
Plans were announced for construction of an assisted living facility.
Residents also asked for a cap on billboards and a noise ordinance to quiet muscle boats.
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