[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Franklin County this morning a search is underway for a missing minister.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And voters head to the polls to possible reshape the General Assembly.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's a cloudy and wet Election Day morning, with the promise of heavy rain at times today along with some thunderstorms.
Expect temperatures to hover about where they are right now for much of the day, before PLUNGING overnight.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Lawrence-Search]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A search is underway in Franklin County this morning for a missing minister.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Reverend Quigg Lawrence was hunting yesterday along the Blue Ridge Parkway and never returned home.
About thirty searchers from Lawrence's church, the sheriff's office and National Park Service began scouring the woods near mile marker 140 around one a-m.
[SUPER=@file;]


Lawrence is the pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.
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[Turnout]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Today is election day.
Voters across the state will choose a new General Assembly.
But well under half the legislature's 140 seats have both a Democrat and a Republican running for them.
That means it's unlikely that there'll be any big shakeup, although Republicans need only to gain two House of Delegates seats and hold on to their 21-to-19 advantage in the state Senate for undisputed control.
The polls just opened moments ago,
[Double Boxes=Steve and Melanie/Microwave]


and Steve Pardon joins from the voting precinct at Fishburn Elementary in Roanoke with the latest.
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]
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[Election-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo/chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


As election results come in tonight, you can tune into News 7 for the latest information.
We will have special reports beginning at 7.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
And join Keith Humphry and Jean Jadhon at nine for a one-hour "Election 99" special report.
We'll have complete coverage of all the key races in the region. [NEXT PAGE]
And you can find the latest numbers on all 140 races we're covering .. on our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[S-Church-Indictments]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-42 45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A second man faces charges in connection with an apartment fire that killed 6 people in Roanoke last year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18, 1998;]


Yesterday, the Roanoke grand jury indicted Brian Keith Jackson on one count of arson and six counts of murder.
Michael Clements pled guilty last month to arson.
He admitted helping to buy the gasoline used to start the fire and driving the arsonist to the scene.
But he denied he was the one who lit the match.
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[E-Mall-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-44 32:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


City police managed to catch the suspects just as they were about to take off for Florida Friday night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday we learned that Cass and Deanna Beverly were in the lobby of the police station Friday afternoon while the entire police force was on the lookout for them. Or so the SUSPECTS say.
[SUPER=04-Friday]


Deanna Beverly is accused of malicious wounding in the shooting at Valley View Mall Friday.
The couple's 14-year old son says the family had been on the run for the past three weeks, because some un-named stalkers were after his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=He was a ]

((HE WAS A LONG-DISTANCE TRUCKER. THESE GUYS WANTED HIM TO HAUL SOME THINGS HE DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT DOING IT. HE BACKED OUT AND THEY JUST WENT AFTER HIM AFTER THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Cass Beverly, Jr./Suspects' Son]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=him after that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Beverlys aren't saying shooting victim-- William Staley-- was among those who were after them.
Police say Deanna Beverly admits shooting him, but she claims it was only after Staley attacked her husband.
Police also report the confrontation they had with him was not their first run-in with a motorist in the Valley View parking lot.
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[EGYPTAIR-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Egyptair Crash]


If the weather holds today, the search for the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 9-90 should pick up as two ships loaded with sophisticated equipment join the effort.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Massachusetts;]


Yesterday, the first large piece of wreckage was found, and a signal from what could be one of the plane's black boxes was also detected.
These devices could offer crucial clues to a cause.
But officials admit that finding them will not be easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JIM HALL/CHMN. NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD; REMEMBER PLEASE WE ARE DEALING WITH WATER 250 FEET DEEP AND RECOVERING AND LOCATING SMALL OBJECTS LIKE RECORDERS IS A DAUNTING EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=IS A DAUNTING EFFORT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plane went down early Sunday morning off the coast of Nantucket Island with 217 on board.
So far, only one body has been recovered, but searchers say they have seen evidence of human remains.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the football world mourns the death of an N-F-L legend.
Denise Allen has that and U-V-A football notes.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=see you then]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Edwards/(D) 21st District]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: election))

[2-Lawrence-Search]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Seachers are scouring a part of Franklin County this morning, looking for a missing minister.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Reverend Quigg Lawrence was hunting yesterday along the Blue Ridge Parkway and never returned home.
About thirty searchers from Lawrence's church, the sheriff's office and National Park Service began scouring the woods near mile marker 140 around one a-m.
[SUPER=@file;]


Lawrence is the pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.
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[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:17:37]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


The costumes have been put away and the candy is quickly disappearing, but the controversy that surrounded the early observance of Halloween is hanging around.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The switch from Sunday to Saturday night generated plenty of complaints for local officials.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday, one member of Roanoke City Council apologized to Jewish residents and others who were upset with the change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In no way did I]

((IN NO WAY DID I MEAN TO OFFEND AND I APOLOGIZE))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=and I apologize.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Council members are promising better planning and public hearings before they make a similar decision in the future.

[E-Hospital-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-34 TC1:47:59]
[GRAPHIC=Y2K]


Doctors and nurses are used to dealing with viral bugs, but are not as familiar with the millennium bug.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Carilion's Informational Services provided it's staff with an update on the Y2K compliance yesterday.
A lot of the nursing staff work in areas where most of the drips that are critical in nature use I-V pumps.
Today's meeting provided the staff with information to adjust to any inconvenience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:37:53]
[IN Q=We wanted ]

((JUDIE SNIPES/CLINICAL Y2K SERVICES: WE WANTED TO REMIND STAFF THAT IF YOU'RE NOT ON A PUMP, THESE ARE THE SAME CALCULATIONS THAT MANY OF OUR NURSES USE ON NON-CRITICAL FLUIDS ANYWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Judie Snipes/Clinical Y2K Services; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=fluids anyway.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Computer experts say they expect a hard drive will crash or a piece of medical equipment will fail, but it's not because of the Y2K date compliance.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, folks with asthma may want to stay away from gas stoves.
Dr. Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Too much soda pop and not enough milk, That's the word from the American Academy of Pediatrics who say more and more children are calcium deficient and as a result will run a high risk of weak bones as they get older or now can even be at higher risks for rickets a bone disease that became rare in the 1930's.
VT=VO

The Academy released an official policy position stating it's time for parents to take a more active role in making sure their children take in more milk and dairy and less soda pop. The recommendation: eight hundred milligrams of calcium a day for youngsters and up to 15 hundred milligrams for preteens and teenagers. Good sources of calcium include milk, chocolate milk, yogurt, cheese and fortified orange juice. ON CAM Also today, are you cooking with gas? A new study says that may not be such a good idea if you have asthma. A study from the University of California says adults who cook on gas stoves are twice as likely to have a severe attack that requires a trip to the emergency room. An electric stove may be a better alternative.
VT=VO

And finally today, you may only be as young as people tell you. A study from the American Geriatrics Society says the quickest way for an older person to feel old, is to keep on telling them they are old. Researchers did a series of walking tests on a group of older people and found using words like diseased and senile, slowed seniors down while words like wise and astute sped them up. Literally sped them up. They walked 10% faster. ON CAM That's a look at the day's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[LIVE VO!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The polls opened less than 30 minutes ago for Election 99.
Voter's across the state will choose a new General Assembly today.
Republicans need to pick up just two House of Delegates seats and hold on to their 21- to 19 advantage in the state Senate for control of the state government.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A search is underway this morning in Franklin County for a missing minister.
Reverend Quigg Lawrence never returned home from a hunting trip yesterday along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
A number of Lawrence's church members along with sheriff's deputies and Park Rangers have been scouring the woods all night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Roanoke man faces six counts of murder in connection with an apartment fire last year in downtown Roanoke.
Brian Keith Jackson has also been indicted for arson.
Last month another man, Michael Clements pleaded guilty to arson, admitting he helped by the gasoline that started the blaze.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[81-Wreck]


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


An accident has blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.
State police say the wreck happened about 45 minutes ago, at mile marker 137 in the Glenvar area.
A tractor-trailer was involved, but police say no one has been hurt.
The wreck will take some time to clear.
If you're heading southbound on I-81, police advise you to get off the interstate at Exit 140 near Hanging Rock to avoid traffic backups.

[2-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


It's election Day.
All 140 seats in the General Assembly will be filled today.
And the outcome will decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the drawing of new district boundaries following next year's census -- and whether the legislature will remain under shared power.
The G-O-P has the advantage in the state Senate, with 21 seats to 19 for Democrats.
But the House of Delegates is essentially evenly split, with 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans and a conservative independent.
The polls opened about 30 minutes ago.
[Double Boxes=Steve and Melanie/Microwave]


Steve Pardon is at a Roanoke voting precinct this moring, Fishburn Elementary School.
Steve What has voter turnout been like so far?
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]
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[e-XGR-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:50:30]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Today's election will impact Virginia politics through the year 2010.
That's because whoever wins control of the statehouse redraws state and federal political districts for the next decade.
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[NAT SOT]
[IN Q=]

((POLLS...REPUBLICAN TEAM.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=Republican team]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


So both parties are running last minute "get out the vote" phone banks.
Such efforts are part of what will be by far the most expensive General Assembly elections ever.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:11:47]
[IN Q=In this election]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IN THIS ELECTION, WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THAT THE LOBBYISTS ARE BEING HIT UP VERY HARD BY BOTH SIDES. AND SO YOU HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPOSEDLY ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING INFLUENCE OFTEN SAYING THEY'D BE VERY HAPPY TO SEE SOME LIMITS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCES.))
[SUPER=201-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=campaign finances.]
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[VO-NAT]


Whichever party wins control of the House would need a five vote majority to nullify a power-sharing agreement reached in 1998.
Political analysts now expect a first-ever Republican majority... but probably a thinner margin than five seats.
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[2-Election-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo/chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


We'll give you the results tonight as they come in.
News-7 will have special reports beginning at 7.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
And join Keith Humphry and Jean Jadhon at nine for a one-hour "Election 99" special report.
We'll have complete coverage of all the key races in the region. [NEXT PAGE]
And you can find the latest numbers on all 140 races we're covering .. on our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[3-Lawrence-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A search is underway in Franklin County this morning for a missing minister.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Reverend Quigg Lawrence was hunting yesterday along the Blue Ridge Parkway and never returned home.
About thirty searchers from Lawrence's church, the sheriff's office and National Park Service began scouring the woods near mile marker 140 around one a-m.
[SUPER=@file;]


Lawrence is the pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.
(------------)



[2-S-Church-Indictments]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-42 45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Last year, a Roanoke apartment fire killed six people.
Now a second man faces charges in connection with that fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18, 1998;]


Yesterday, the Roanoke grand jury indicted Brian Keith Jackson on one count of arson and six counts of murder.
Michael Clements pled guilty last month to arson.
He admitted helping to buy the gasoline used to start the fire and driving the arsonist to the scene.
But he denied he was the one who lit the match.
(------------)



[E-Hairston]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-38 49:13]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The man charged with killing a Martinsville woman and her daughter is being denied bail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


38-year old Michael Jerome Hairston is charged with two counts of capital murder.
Police say he shot his girlfriend, 36-year-old mother of four Eyvonne Hairston, inside her home after an argument just before midnight Friday.
Family members said her 16-year-old her daughter, Melvenna, tried to stop him and was shot three times.
Five other kids in the house escaped unharmed.... and are staying with relatives.
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[crash-investigation]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Egyptair Crash]


Federal officials say it will be some time before we know what caused EgyptAir Flight 9-90 to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean.
This comes as little comfort to the family and friends of those on board.
Jennifer Jones has the latest on the investigation from Newport, Rhode Island where many mourners are gathering.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[4:45]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cairo, Egypt; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Lincoln Almond/Rhode Island; :15]
[SUPER=03-Off Massachusetts; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q= JenniferJones, CBS News, Newport.]

((Locator: Cairo Egypt Overwhelming grief filled Cairo's airport as victim's families headed for Newport Rhode Island. That's where they will wait for some sort of proof of their loss...proof they may never find.
SOT: Gov. Lincoln Almond/Rhode Island

"All of Rhode Island will open it's hearts to the victims from wherever they come and do whatever we can to make their stay less painful." Locator: Off Massachusetts Meanwhile the investigation into the crash goes on as officials concede that none of the 217 people aboard the ill fated plane could have possibly survived. The EgyptAir wide body jet crashed off the coast of Massachusetts Sunday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board which is heading up the search says a large portion of the Boeing 767 has been found. They also report a pinging signal..probably from one of the jet's two black boxes. These devices could offer crucial clues to a cause. But officials admit that finding them will not be easy.
SOT: Jim Hall/Chmn. National Transportation Safety Board

"Remember please we are dealing with water 250 feet deep and recovering and locating small objects like recorders is a daunting effort. Stand-up Heavy duty Navy salvage ships will soon be on the scene but bad weather is also on the way making that effort all the more daunting. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Newport, Rhode Island.))

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[SUPER=201-William Fralin/(R) State Senate Candidate;]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: election))

[81-Wreck]


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


An accident has blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.
State police say the wreck happened about 45 minutes ago, at mile marker 137 in the Glenvar area.
A tractor-trailer was involved, but police say no one has been hurt.
The wreck will take some time to clear.
If you're heading southbound on I-81, police advise you to get off the interstate at Exit 140 near Hanging Rock to avoid traffic backups.

[4-Lawrence-Search]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Seachers are scouring a part of Franklin County this morning, looking for a missing minister.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Reverend Quigg Lawrence was hunting yesterday along the Blue Ridge Parkway and never returned home.
About thirty searchers from Lawrence's church, the sheriff's office and National Park Service began scouring the woods near mile marker 140 around one a-m.
[SUPER=@file;]


Lawrence is the pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.
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[E-Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:29:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students in Appomattox and Campbell Counties yesterday became the first in our area to observe a moment of silence at the beginning of their school day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Citizen groups in each county had pushed for the moment of silence in an effort to encourage more prayer in school.
From now on, students will have a minute to pray, meditate or just sit quietly in their classroom.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:15:17]
[IN Q=I see this]

((WALTER KRUG/APPOMATTOX CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I SEE THIS AS A COMPROMISE THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO PRAY IF THEY WISH. IT ALSO COMPLIES WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL TESTS THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE COURTS TO THIS POINT. SO IT'S ONE THAT I FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH AND I THINK MOST EVERYONE IN SCHOOLS FEELS COMFORTABLE WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Krug/Appomattox Co. Superintendent]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=feels comfortable with. DOUBLE OUT!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


The A-C-L-U does "not" oppose the moment of silence because it does not allow schools or teachers to promote religion in the classroom.
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[5-SOL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-11 TC1:46:56]
[GRAPHIC=education]

School superintendents from across Southwest Virginia have serious problems with the Standards of Learning tests.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

They say test results come back too late and are too vague to help students. So they want the power to unofficially score tests themselves before shipping them off.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:39:20]
[IN Q=It is in part]

((IT IS IN PART ABOUT LOCAL AUTONOMY AND PEOPLE WHO KNOW A CHILD WELL MAKING THESE CENTRAL DECISIONS ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=about it]
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[VO-NAT]

Local superintendents support the idea of these tests. But they think high school seniors should be able to graduate even if they failed S-O-L tests.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:43:31]
[IN Q=We don't think]

((WE DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR TO HAVE A CHILD DETERMINE WHETHER THEY GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL BASED ON ONE EXAM.))
[SUPER=01-Leonard Gereau/Franklin Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=on one exam]
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[VO-NAT]

They also want to have input when the state Department of Education makes policy changes. State officials say they're considering the suggestions.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the A-P high school polls are out and some local teams are in.
Denise Allen has more, plus the push for a sports Hall of Fame in the state.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:41]
[OUT Q=enjoy your day]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)



[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(XXXXXXXX)

[LIVE VO!!!!!!!!!!]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Election 99 is underway.
The polls opened just about an hour ago. They'll be open until seven this evening.
All 140 seats in the General Assembly as well as a number of other local positions will be filled by the end of the day.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


About 30 people are searching near the Blue Ridge Parkway for a missing minister.
Reverend Quigg Lawrence was hunting yesterday near mile marker 140 yesterday and never returned home.
Lawrence is pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A second man was indicted yesterday in connection with an apartment fire that killed 6 people in Roanoke last year.

The Roanoke grand jury indicted Brian Keith Jackson on one count of arson and six counts of murder.
Michael Clements pled guilty last month to arson.
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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]