[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Dozens of firefighters battle a Roanoke County brush fire that is being fueled by strong winds.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And new information from the EgyptAir cockpit voice recorder could turn the crash probe into a criminal matter.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Variable clouds, gusty winds, and chilly temperatures greet you as you begin this Tuesday.
Winterlike here.. but we're also looking at a Category 2 Hurricane in the Caribbean.
Details on all that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 TC06:09]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Brush Fire]


A small brush fire that started on Fort Lewis Mountain in Roanoke County last night quickly spread and has engulfed around 100 acres.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


60 fire fighters from 10 departments made lines around the fire last night-- however strong wind gusts caused the fire to jump them.
Residents with breathing problems in the Richland Hills subdivision voluntarily evacuated their homes because of thick smoke.
Crews worked through the night and their work is cut out for them this morning.
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[SOT 13:44:41]
[IN Q=Hopefully]

((CHRIS THOMPSON: HOPEFULLY TONIGHT WE CAN GET OUR BULL DOZE LINES IN THERE. HOPEFULLY FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WE CAN HIT IT WITH HELICOPTERS AND WATER, WE'LL HAVE A CREW SWITCH OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Thompson/Va. Forestry Dept.]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=crew switch out]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials don't know when the fire will be fully contained.
About a hundred firefighters are on the scene this morning.
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[E-Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 59:09]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


A brush fire in Montgomery County is expected to smolder over the next few days.
Forestry officials say the blaze at the base of Christiansburg Mountain is contained.
A helicopter was brought in to drop water over the site and a fire line was also established.
Both helped keep the flames from spreading.
Authorities say a passing train may have sparked the flames that burned about four acres.
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[E-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-44 53:56]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


More than two acres of woods caught fire near the Lake Shore Terrace subdivision in Franklin County.
Firefighters lit a backfire to bring the flames under control.
Officials aren't sure what sparked the blaze.
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[E-Vinton-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-49 9:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators will be back at the Roanoke County Health Department in Vinton this morning after the roof collapsed last night.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Apparently the roof was being redone and the weight from the new material caused it to give way.
A clinic was being held at the time, but there were no serious injuries.
One man suffered a head injury when he was hit by debris.
His son described what happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He said all]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=out of the area.]
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[VO NAT]
The area around the building, including Pollard Street and one lane of Jackson Avenue, will be closed because engineers are unsure of how stable the building is.
However employees can still get to work.
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[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-51 3:49]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke]


It was July that Roanoke City planning commission proposed adding Martin Luther King Junior's name to Orange Avenue.
Last night City council said no to the proposal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Council decided that something other than Orange Avenue should be named after Martin Luther King Junior.
During a public hearing council listened to residents, business owners, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The President of the S-C-L-C says the group wasn't shocked by the decision.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It didn't suprise...]
[SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/SCLC President;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=knows about this.]
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[VO-NAT]


One Opponent of the plan said he didn't like the way supporters tried to change the street name.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going to have]
[SUPER=07-Carl Cooper;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=all be together.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=hold]


No word yet on what will be named after Martin Luther King. One person suggested naming the Higher Education Center after King.

[E-Burcham]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:27:12]
[GRAPHIC=Burcham]


Council also formally introduced new City Manager Darlene Burcham yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mayor David Bowers introduced Burcham at the afternoon session.
Earlier at a lunch meeting, he suggested that economic development and education should be two of her top priorities.
Burcham said she will work to keep citizens informed and involved in the city's business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Government is here really]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER DESIGNATE: GOVERNMENT IS HERE REALLY AS A CATALYST, AS A CONVENER OFTEN TIMES OF PEOPLE SO THAT PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED, BUT THE SOLUTIONS TO MANY OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE TODAY IN OUR SOCIETY, DON'T REST WITH GOVERNMENT THEY REST WITH THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/City Manager Designate;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=with the people themselves.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Burcham will return for a few days in early December, and she will be here full-time December 28th.

[Egyptair-crash]


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


A statement heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir Flight 9-90 may turn the crash probe into a criminal investigation.
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[VO-NAT]

[3:01]
Sources say that the co-pilot is heard making some type of religious statement moments before the plane's fatal dive.
One news organizations reports he is talking about death.
Sources also say after the dive began the tape recorded a sound like a door opening and voice asking what's going on?
Sources say a voice believed to be the captain's can be heard urging, "Pull with me.
Pull with me."
There's apparently no response before the captain then says, "cut the engines."
Investigators are considering having the F-B-I take charge of the investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are concentrating our efforts...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=under the leadership of the NTSB.]
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[VO-NAT]


But one official says not everyone agrees over what to make of some things on the cockpit tape.
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[VALUE-JET]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A jury has been seated in the case of maintenance company blamed in the 19-96 ValuJet crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3;02:24]
The selection process began yesterday.
Lawyers today still have to choose a few more alternate jurors.
The maintenance company -- SabreTech -- and two former employees are accused of mishandling oxygen generators loaded on the plane.
Investigators have said the plane crashed in the Everglades because generators in the cargo hold caught fire.
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[SOT]
[2sot 3:03:009-15 and 3:03:50-57]
[IN Q=I hope this .....]
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Chamberlin/Daughter Died in Crash;]
[SUPER=01-Susan Smith/Son Died in Crash; :08]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=should be on trial.]
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[VO-NAT]


All 110 people on board Flight 5-92 were killed.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech's womens basketball gets an impressive win in the preseason N-I-T.
Denise Allen has those highlights and more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=see you then]



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



[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Marion Vaughn-Howard/City of Roanoke;]




(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: volunteer america's promise))

[E-Earley-Governor]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-48 15:21]
[GRAPHIC=Earley]


Attorney General Mark Earley is considering a run for the Governor's Mansion.
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[VO-NAT]

[99-33 1:23:53]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September]


Earley formed a committee yesterday to explore a possible run in 2000.
Former Attorney General Richard Cullen is chairman of Earley's exploratory committee.
He's sending letters to nearly 5-thousand Republicans asking them to support Earley. [99-6 1:03:11]
[super=03-Dublin/April]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager is expected to oppose Earley for the Republican nomination.
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[E-Griffith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:45:07]
[GRAPHIC=Va. State Capitol]


The man who will be the majority leader of Virginia's House of Delegates doubts we'll see any big changes, at first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Salem delegate Morgan Griffith says key legislative staff jobs are probably safe for now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well I don't think]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: WELL I DON'T THINK EITHER VANCE WILKINS OR I WANT THE PERSONNEL TO CHANGE DRASTICALLY. THERE MAY BE SOME CHANGES BUT THAT'S FAIRLY TYPICAL WITH A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT. BUT YOU WON'T SEE A WHOLESALE REPLACEMENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE STAFF.))
[SUPER=@Griffith;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=legislative staff.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Republicans picked Griffith as the new majority leader at a caucus Sunday in Richmond.
Democrats are expected to name Vinton delegate Dick Cranwell as minority leader, giving western Virginia legislators key roles in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Tylenol may be good for your heart.
Doctor 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=1:41]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((An over the counter pain reliever found in most medicine cabinets may help prevent a heart attack. You may think it's aspirin but you are only half right. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol may also help to keep your arteries open. A new study from Baylor University finds Tylenol can keep cholesterol plaques from building up in the heart arteries. Basically, it prevents LDL or bad cholesterol from sticking to the lining of the arteries.
VT=VO

Some more good news when it comes to simple things. This time it's a study on arthritis and the over the counter supplement glucosamine. A study from Belgium finds when people take glucosamine every day, it can actually prevent arthritis from worsening. Glucosamine is a natural substance found in the cartilage that lines your joints. When this cartilage wears away and bone rubs on bone, that's arthritis. In this study, of more than 2 hundred people, half took a placebo and half took glucosamine. And at the end of three years, the placebo group was worse, the glucosamine was better. Glucosamine is available without a prescription and side effects are few to none.
VT=VO

And finally today, important information if you or your loved one develop breast cancer. A new study says timing is everything when it comes to having surgery whether it be mastectomy or lumpectomy. Researchers in England found when a woman has breast cancer surgery in the second half of her cycle, her odds for a cure almost double. This effect of timing is all linked to hormones. And its believed 4 thousand lives a year could be saved if doctors could follow this simple recommendation. ON CAM And that's a look at today'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]


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



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-540-853-2249/Office on Youth;]



[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Data from the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir Flight 9-90 may lead investigators to turn the crash probe over to the F-B-I as a possible criminal matter.
Sources say one of the pilots made a religious statement before jet plunged into the Atlantic.
One news organizations say the co-pilot is heard speaking in Arabic about death.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze in Roanoke County.
It started as a small brush fire but strong winds helped it spread quickly, charring up to 100 acres.
Some residents of the Richland Hills subdivision have voluntarily evacuated.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Danville man accused of killing his baby son earlier this month has hanged himself.
Danville police Jonathan Lakensay Chavious (Sha-VOSS) was found yesterday inside the apartment he shared with the baby's mother.
LaShanda Terrell Stamps, is already behind bars, charged with felony child neglect.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday November 16.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 TC06:09]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Brush Fire]


The brush fire on Fort Lewis Mountain in Roanoke County has grown to as many as a hundred acres.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


60 fire fighters from 10 departments made lines around the fire last night-- however strong wind gusts caused the fire to jump them.
Residents with breathing problems in the Richland Hills subdivision voluntarily evacuated their homes because of thick smoke.
Crews worked through the night and their work is cut out for them this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:44:41]
[IN Q=Hopefully]

((CHRIS THOMPSON: HOPEFULLY TONIGHT WE CAN GET OUR BULL DOZE LINES IN THERE AN THEIR HOPEFULLY FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WE CAN HIT IT WITH HELICOPTERS AND WATER, WE'LL HAVE A CREW SWITCH OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Thompson/Va. Forestry Dept.]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=crew switch out]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials don't know when the fire will be fully contained.
About a hundred firefighters are on the scene this morning.
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[2-E-Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-44 53:56]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


More than two acres of woods caught fire near the Lake Shore Terrace subdivision in Franklin County.
Firefighters lit a backfire to bring the flames under control.
Officials aren't sure what sparked the blaze.
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[2-E-Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 59:09]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


A brush fire in Montgomery County is expected to smolder over the next few days.
Forestry officials say the blaze at the base of Christiansburg Mountain is contained.
A helicopter was brought in to drop water over the site and a fire line was also established.
Both helped keep the flames from spreading.
Authorities say a passing train may have sparked the flames that burned about four acres.
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[2-E-Vinton-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-49 9:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two downtown Vinton streets will be closed while investigators check out last night's roof collapse at the Roanoke County Health Department.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Apparently the roof was being redone and the weight from the new material caused it to give way.
A clinic was being held at the time, but there were no serious injuries.
One man suffered a head injury when he was hit by debris.
His son described what happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He said all]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=out of there.]
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[VO NAT]
The area around the building, including Pollard Street and one lane of Jackson Avenue, will be closed because engineers are unsure of how stable the building is.
However employees can still get to work.
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[2-E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-51 3:49]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke]


One of Roanoke's most prominent streets will not have a second name added to it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City council decided that something other than Orange Avenue should be named after Martin Luther King Junior.
During a public hearing last night, council listened to residents, business owners, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The President of the S-C-L-C says she wasn't shocked by the decision.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It didn't suprise...]
[SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/SCLC President;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=knows about this.]
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[VO-NAT]


One Opponent of the plan said he didn't like the way supporters tried to change the street name.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going to have]
[SUPER=07-Carl Cooper;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=all be together.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


No word yet on what will be named after Martin Luther King. One person suggested naming the Higher Education Center after King.

[S-Danville-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-46 18:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man who was a suspect in the beating death of his infant son hanged himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The body of 19-year-old Jonathan Lakensay Chavious (Sha-VOSS) was found yesterday morning inside the apartment he shared with the baby and its mother.
The baby's mother, LaShanda Terrell Stamps, is being held in the Danville jail ... charged with felony child neglect.
Police say the baby was already dead when Stamps brought it to the hospital more than a week ago.
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[E-Murder-Hire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-45 45:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A grand jury in Pulaski County yesterday indicted a woman for allegedly trying to hire someone to commit murder.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 8;]


34- year old Julia Alderman was charged with three counts of murder for hire.
She allegedly talked to three women about the plot several months ago.
Pulaski police say Alderman was having an affair with a married man and wanted his wife killed.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Rick Zaharias/Allstate Insurance;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Lee/Community Volunteer;]



(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-540-853-2249/Office on Youth;]



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



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: volunteer america's promise))

[Comdex]


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


The World's biggest computer show is underway in Las Vegas.
Kyle Iboshi shows us what's hot at Comdex-99.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Iboshi/Reporting; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((From the moment you enter the world's largest computer show, Comdex, you're immediately surrounded by a sea of people, over 200-thousand visitors are here to see the latest from industry giants like Microsoft, but we are here to see much more. Beyond the latest in Dot-com companies and software innovations, you'll find a number of gizmos and gadgets...for home and at work. Like this technology from Sony...it's called a flat panel...this computer monitor is only about a half inch thick. Here you've got something that takes up alot less desk space...maybe a bit higher price tag..but it makes a very clean desk environment. If you're looking to keep it simple and small..this may be the answer. It's a fax, copier, a printer, and a scanner all in one..and it weighs less than two pounds. I know for me the heaviest thing I carry when I travel is paper...I carry lots of paper with a device like this I can just scan a letter and keep scanning it to my office and when I get back...no paper. Not only is this new technology getting smaller but it is also becoming more powerful, for example, this small internet view cam can record nearly an hour of video, then you can turn around and download it on the internet or e-mail it to a friend. You can take the kids , the baby picture , you can send it to Grandma in Illinois, you can't do that with a regular taped camera. But it is not all business at Comdex, it is also some fun and games, like this race ride simulator which for only 13 hundred dollars can put you in the driver's seat. It's just like being a virtual reality, like a simulator, moves you all around..left right up and down...it can even shake you. And this is just a small sample of the latest technology.))

[VA-Prisoners]


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


Virginia inmates will soon have a more clean-cut look.
Yesterday, the department of corrections announced a new set of guidelines for prisoners.
Male inmates will have their hair cut above the shirt collar and braids, dreadlocks, ponytails and shaved designs will be forbidden.
Men will also have to shave their beards, goatees and long sideburns.
Female inmates can't grow hair longer than their shoulders and can only have one or two braids or a ponytail.

[E-Tobacco-Market]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-34 2:03:56]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


The Danville tobacco market closed on an uncertain note for many farmers yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Danville warehouses sold about 18 million dollars less tobacco than last year.
But worries about the COMING year were on the farmers' minds.
Warehouse owners and farmers say they're bracing for another cut in what the government allows them to grow. In the last two years, they've had to cut back 35 percent.
That's because demand for tobacco is down.
And, farmers say, so is their morale.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You get your throat cut]

((MERRILL DOSS/TOBACCO FARMER: YOU GET YOUR THROAT CUT A LITTLE BIT EVERY YEAR. AFTER THAT, YOU'RE GOING TO BLEED TO DEATH.)) ((CHARLIE COLES, JR./TOBACCO GROWER: I CAN'T AFFORD TO QUIT AND I CAN'T AFFORD TO KEEP ON... SO, I GUESS I'LL JUST HANG IN THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Merrill Doss/Tobacco Farmer; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Coles, Jr./Tobacco Farmer; :05]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=just hang in there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Farmers say they're hoping for some relief next month.
That's when they're scheduled to get the first of several checks from a side agreement to the settlement with tobacco companies.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, U-V-A looks for the win that will put them into bowl contention, and Randy Johnson makes baseball history.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=at five and six]



[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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The brush fire in the Wildwood Road area of Roanoke County has still not been contained.
As many as 100 acres are burning this morning, but no homes are threatened.
About a hundred firefighters are on the scene.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Investigators will be back at the Roanoke County Health Department in Vinton after the roof collapsed last night.


Apparently the roof was being redone and the weight from the new material caused it to give way.
The area around the building, including Pollard Street and Jackson Avenue, has been blocked off because engineers are unsure of how stable the building is.
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Roanoke city council killed a plan to rename Orange Avenue.
Council decided last night that something other than the street should be named after Martin Luther King Junior.
No word yet on what will be named after Martin Luther King.
One person suggested naming the Higher Education Center after King.
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