[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


On Fort Lewis Mountain the runaway brush fire is contained but not controlled.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the N-T-S-B delays turning over the investigation of the EgyptAir flight 9-90 to the F-B-I.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hard to get out of bed on a morning as chilly as this one-- Clear skies and northwesterly winds are dropping wind chills into the teens and single digits in some areas.
Temperatures will rebound, though, into the lower 50s for highs this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Fire-Fighters]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC59:51]
[GRAPHIC=Ft. Lewis Mountain Fire]


And while the fire on Fort Lewis Mountain has been contained it's still not under control.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Strong winds yesterday caused the fire to spread quickly.
Close to 800 acres have been charred.
Residents living near the fire who evacuated have now returned home. Fire fighters say the wind a big factor in getting the fire contained.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:22]
[IN Q=our fire lines]

((PHILLIP BURKS: OUR FIRE LINES WE'VE PUT IN IT'S JUMPED TWO OR THREE TIMES AND JUST THE WIND GUSTS COMING DOWN ON US ITS TERRIBLE UP THERE IN SOME PLACES.))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Burks/Firefighter]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in some places]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials will be cutting back on fire crews today.
Forestry officials will start a clean up process by bringing in hot shot crews.
(------------)



[E-B'burg-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MOrn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-42 59:52]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A Blacksburg man suffered severe burns last night when an explosion blew the windows out of his house.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


It happened around 5:45 at this home on Dehart Street.
A neighbor heard glass breaking and ran outside to see what happened.
That's when she realized Johnnie Layman was trapped inside with severe burns.
After calling 9-1-1, Lisa Hurst grabbed a blanket and helped him out a broken window.
(/////SOT///// 18:34:14)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He was ]

((LISA HURST/NEIGHBOR: HE WAS HYSTERICAL ABOUT HIS FACE AND HANDS THAT HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT ALL THAT AND FINALLY WHEN THE EMT WALKED UP HE GOT HIM CALMED DOWN ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN IT WAS A PROPANE TANK AND HE WAS LIGHTING A BUNSEN BURNER OF SOME SORT AND HE KEPT SAYING THE MISTAKE HE MADE WAS OPENING A WINDOW.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hurst/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=a window.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Layman was blinded and was badly burned on his face and hands.
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[E-Bassett-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-41 43:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


In Bassett last night- a house burned to the ground while the family was out.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Firefighters say when they got to the house on Sunset Drive, it was already fully engulfed-
55 firefighters worked to keep the two neighboring houses and nearby brush from going up in flames.
No one was hurt.
Firefighters say the cause of the fire is under investigation, but that it looks suspicious.
They say it's the second fire at that house in two years.
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[E-Vinton-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-46 18:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Vinton town council picked a veteran lawman to run the police department, until a new chief is hired.
But last night, dozens of angry people said the former chief should NEVER have been let go in the first place.
Joe McKean reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They wore homemade]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :07]
[SUPER=01-Terry Obenchain/Foutz Supporter; 22]
[SUPER=01-John Sutphin/Foutz Supporter; 37]
[SUPER=01-Dave Edwards/Former Martinsville Chief; 1:16]
[SUPER=20-Joe/McKean; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]

(( They wore homemade badges, for the former chief who took his off last week amid a special grand jury investigation of his department.
And friends and relatives spent more than an hour telling council members that the town's treatment of Ricky Foutz is unfair.
They believe he quit under pressure...facing no formal charges...and could at the very least have been suspended with pay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT OBENCHAIN]
[IN Q=If you can't]

((TERRY OBENCHAIN/FOUTZ SUPPORTER: IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION'S OVER, THEN SOMEBODY JUMPED THE GUN ON THIS BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE YOU GAVE THEM THIS OPTION.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=this option.]


The town's attorney and town manager were singled out, too.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT SUTPHIN]
[IN Q=Those two over there]

((JOHN SUTPHIN/FOUTZ SUPPORTER: THOSE TWO OVER THERE DIDN'T HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL WITH THE CHIEF. THEY TOOK IT ON THEIR OWN. THOSE TWO OVER THERE SHOULD BE FIRED.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=should be fired.]


Council and town officials said it was Foutz's decision to quit...that he got a severance package...and that they've acted in the best interest of the town.
And they said there's a lot they can't talk about, until the special grand jury completes its work.
But two councilmen said if the report clears Foutz and former lieutenant Bill Brown, they'll fight to get them just compensation.
The interim chief, hired at a thousand dollars a week, knows he's going to earn his pay.
And right now, he doesn't know what state police have found so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT EDWARDS]
[IN Q=Will you want]

((DAVE EDWARDS/FORMER MARTINSVILLE CHIEF: WILL YOU WANT TO BE BRIEFED ON THAT? YES. HOW COME? I NEED TO KNOW. IF THEY SAY THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT IS.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=what it is.]


So do the people who know...and love Ricky Foutz...and were wearing those black and white badges.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[dragging-death]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Texas jury today could begin deciding the fate of Shawn Berry -- the third white man charged in the dragging death of a black man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]

[3:14:33]
The final witnesses are scheduled when trial resumes this morning, with closing arguments to follow.
Berry testified yesterday, saying he was paralyzed in fear as the two men previously convicted in the case, John King and Lawrence Brewer, beat James Byrd Junior and chained him to the back of Berry's pickup truck.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MARY VARRETT/BYRD'S SISTER: I CAN ALMOST HEAR HIM BEGGING FOR MERCY AND THIS IS DIFFICULT. IT IS HARD ENOUGH TO LOSE A LOVED ONE, BUT TO KNOW THAT HE WAS TORTURED AND THEY WERE LAUGHING, THEY ENJOYED IT AND IT TEARS AT THE VERY CORE OF YOUR HEART.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Varrett/Byrd's Sister;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=Very core of your heart.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


If he's convicted, Berry could receive the death penalty.
(------------)



[Egyptair-crash]


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


Egypt's top aviation official is heading to Washington to take part in the EgyptAir investigation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[3:00:45]
National Transportation Safety Board officials say they need more time to consult with the Cairo government before handing over the Flight 9-90 investigation to the F-B-I.
Egyptian officials are resisting suggestions that a flight crew member may have put the plane into its fatal dive after apparently uttering a prayer in the cockpit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN "IT IS ONLY PRUDENT TO CONSULT WITH EXPERTS..."))
[SUPER=01-James Hall/NTSB Chairman;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:08:43]
Meanwhile, new questions are being raised as to who was in the co-pilot's seat at the time of the accident.
Egyptian officals believe it may have been the relief co-pilot.
But according to the flight plan he wasn't supposed to take over until later in the flight.
(------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a NASCAR legend passed away yesterday.
Steve Mason has more on the life of Martinsville Speedway founder Clay Earles.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=great day]



[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;]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Franken/Comedian; :22]
[SUPER=16-1-800-VOLUNTEER/Family Matters; 1:32]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: volunteer))

[E-501-Widening]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC1:58:23]
[GRAPHIC=highway Improvements]


It can be 120 miles of two- lane frustration for drivers.. but improvements could be on the way for
(+++++++)

[Take FS Map] Route 501 through central Virginia.
The twisting, narrow road runs from the North Carolina border to Buena Vista-- and many a motorist has found themselves caught behind a slow- moving truck with no chance to pass.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal]


Now Halifax delegate Ted Bennett hopes to change that.
Bennett yesterday kicked off a petition drive where citizens can show their support for improvements to Route 501.

Bennett estimates widening the road to four lanes between South Boston and Rustburg would cost 160 million dollars.
He's hoping the petitions will help shake loose the necessary road money in next year's General Assembly.
(------------)



[E-Towing-Ordinance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51 TC05:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new law would force tow truck drivers to handle a wreck on Interstate 81 more quickly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./February;]

State police allow wreckers an hour to reach the big accidents. But a V-DOT representative wants Botetourt County to cut that time in half.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:25:20]
[IN Q=I do personally]

((I DO PERSONALLY BELIEVE AN HOUR IS TOO LONG. ESPECIALLY IN THIS COUNTY THEY'VE STATED THEY HAVE THREE COMPANIES THAT ARE CAPABLE AND CENTRALLY LOCATED. I THINK AN HOUR IS TOO LONG.))
[SUPER=01-Cindi Ward/VDOT;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=too long]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Botetourt County supervisors are considering V-DOT's proposal which includes new rules on tow truck equipment and insurance. State police are also submitting new guidelines of their own to the attorney general's office.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you may want to start working out harder.
Doctor 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=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((SOME GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LOSS. THE GOOD NEWS, WORKING OUT DEFINITELY HELPS YOU PEEL OFF THE POUNDS. THE BAD NEWS, IT TAKES A LOT MORE EXERCISE THAN YOU THINK.
VT=VO

((vo)) A STUDY FROM BROWN UNIVERSITY LOOKED AT PEOPLE WHO ARE DEFINITE SUCCESS STORIES, PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST AT LEAST 60 POUNDS AND KEPT IT OFF FOR AT LEAST 6 YEARS. THE KEY TO THEIR SUCCESS: EXERCISE AND LOTS OF IT. THESE WEIGHT LOSERS WORKED OUT THE EQUIVALENT OF WALKING FOUR MILES A DAY OR ABOUT AN HOUR OF EXERCISE EVERY DAY. MOST DIETERS DO HALF THAT. BUT SOME GOOD NEWS HERE, ANY FORM OF EXERCISE WILL DROP THE POUNDS, INCLUDING STRENGTH TRAINING, AEROBICS AND SWIMMING.
AND ALL OF THAT ONE HOURS WORTH DOES NOT NEED TO BE DONE IN ONE SHOT. YOU CAN DO SEVERAL MINI WORK OUTS OVER THE COURSE OF A DAY.
VT=VO

((vo)) NOW THAT I'VE DEPRESSED YOU, HERE'S SOME ADVICE ON TRICKING YOUR STOMACH INTO THINKING THAT ITS FULL. THIS STUDY ALSO COMES FROM BROWN UNIVERSITY. THE TRICK, THINK PUFFY. PUFFY FOODS LIKE POPCORN, FLAKEY OR PUFFED CEREAL AND SMOOTHIES, ALL HELPED PEOPLE EAT LESS AND LOSE MORE WEIGHT. THE KEY TO THE SMOOTHIES INCIDENTALLY, LONGER TIME IN THE BLENDER AND LOTS OF WHIPPED AIR TO MAKE THE SMOOTHIES SEEM BIGGER.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND FINALLY, HAVE YOU GOTTEN A FLU SHOT YET? IF NOT, YOU HAD BETTER HURRY UP. FLU CASES ARE REPORTED HERE IN 37 STATES ROUND THE COUNTRY. AND CASES ARE EXPECTED TO REALLY TAKE OFF AS PEOPLE TRAVEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS. REMEMBER, A FLU SHOT TAKES ABOUT 2 WEEKS TO FULLY PROTECT YOU.
ONCAM=DR DAVE

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH NEWS. 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)
[SUPER=16-1-800-VOLUNTEER/Family Matters;]



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

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


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The massive brush fire on Fort Lewis Mountain in Roanoke County is contained but not fully controlled.
Firefighters yesterday were able to build a fire line around the blaze.
Strong winds caused the fire to spread rapidly.
It's expected to char close to 800 acres.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Plans for the F-B-I to take over the EgyptAir Flight 990 probe are on hold while U-S and Egyptian investigators confer.
Egypt has dispatched its most senior aviation official to Washington.
Experts are looking into whether one of the four pilots uttered a prayer before the jet's autopilot disengaged.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And some Vinton residents voiced their anger last night to town council over the resignation of the town's police chief.
Rick Foutz resigned last week amid a grand jury investigation of his department.
Some residents believe Foutz quit under pressure and instead of quitting should have been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the grand jury probe.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, November 17.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Fire-Fighters]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC59:51]
[GRAPHIC=Ft. Lewis Mountain Fire]


Firefighters and residents on Fort Lewis Mountain are breathing a little easier this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Fire fighters were able to get a line around the fire that has destroyed 780 acres of land.
Residents living in homes near the fire returned yesterday knowing the fire was not a threat any more.
Fire fighters say wind was still playing a factor in getting the fire contained.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:22]
[IN Q=our fire lines]

((PHILLIP BURKS: OUR FIRE LINES WE'VE PUT IN IT'S JUMPED TWO OR THREE TIMES AND JUST THE WIND GUSTS COMING DOWN ON US ITS TERRIBLE UP THERE IN SOME PLACES.))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Burks/Firefighter]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in some places]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials will be cutting back on fire crews today.
Forestry officials will start a clean up process by bringing in hot shot crews.
(------------)



[State-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Brush Fires]


Experts say the dry summer and a long period without soaking rain are making conditions ripe for brush fires across the state.
Since September, 138 fires have burned nearly 25-hundred acres.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
In addition to the Roanoke County fire, brush fires are burning in Page, Shenandoah, and Madison Counties.
(-------------)



[2-E-Vinton-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-46 18:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Vinton town council had to face dozens of angry people last night.
They were upset over the loss of police chief Ricky Foutz.
Joe McKean has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They wore homemade]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :07]
[SUPER=01-Terry Obenchain/Foutz Supporter; 22]
[SUPER=01-John Sutphin/Foutz Supporter; 37]
[SUPER=01-Dave Edwards/Former Martinsville Chief; 1:16]
[SUPER=20-Joe/McKean; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]

(( They wore homemade badges, for the former chief who took his off last week amid a special grand jury investigation of his department.
And friends and relatives spent more than an hour telling council members that the town's treatment of Ricky Foutz is unfair.
They believe he quit under pressure...facing no formal charges...and could at the very least have been suspended with pay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT OBENCHAIN]
[IN Q=If you can't]

((TERRY OBENCHAIN/FOUTZ SUPPORTER: IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION'S OVER, THEN SOMEBODY JUMPED THE GUN ON THIS BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE YOU GAVE THEM THIS OPTION.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=this option.]


The town's attorney and town manager were singled out, too.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT SUTPHIN]
[IN Q=Those two over there]

((JOHN SUTPHIN/FOUTZ SUPPORTER: THOSE TWO OVER THERE DIDN'T HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL WITH THE CHIEF. THEY TOOK IT ON THEIR OWN. THOSE TWO OVER THERE SHOULD BE FIRED.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=should be fired.]


Council and town officials said it was Foutz's decision to quit...that he got a severance package...and that they've acted in the best interest of the town.
And they said there's a lot they can't talk about, until the special grand jury completes its work.
But two councilmen said if the report clears Foutz and former lieutenant Bill Brown, they'll fight to get them just compensation.
The interim chief, hired at a thousand dollars a week, knows he's going to earn his pay.
And right now, he doesn't know what state police have found so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT EDWARDS]
[IN Q=Will you want]

((DAVE EDWARDS/FORMER MARTINSVILLE CHIEF: WILL YOU WANT TO BE BRIEFED ON THAT? YES. HOW COME? I NEED TO KNOW. IF THEY SAY THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT IS.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=what it is.]


So do the people who know...and love Ricky Foutz...and were wearing those black and white badges.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[E-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-49 14:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Structural engineers are still assessing the damage from Monday's roof collapse at the Roanoke County Health Department office in Vinton.
Yesterday, town officials also took steps to stabilize the building and move forward with repairs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


A powerful vacuum truck was called in to remove stone ballast from the roof and relieve pressure on the building.


Crews will shore up the structure, so the engineers can take a closer look at damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=What they'll do is look at]

((WHAT THEY'LL DO IS LOOK AT WHAT'S UP ON TOP OF THE ROOF RIGHT NOW AND DO SOME CALCULATIONS TO GET THE POUNDS PER SQUARE FOOT OF PRESSURE THAT'S BEEN PUT ON THAT ROOF AND THEY'LL TRY TO DETERMINE WHERE THE WEAK POINT WAS AND WHAT CAUSED THAT TO HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Assistant Town Manager;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=what caused that to happen.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some clinics could be back in business in alternate locations by week's end.
Pollard Street MAY reopen to traffic sometime today.


[jackson-students]


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


The school board in Decatur, Illinois, is standing by its decision on expelling six students for fighting at a football game.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Decatur, IL;]

[3:06:02]
The board met last night, and said its been fair and flexible by reducing the expulsions from two years to one.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson is pushing for the students to be reinstated by January.
He was arrested yesterday as he stepped onto the grounds of a high school to lead a protest.
Jackson and three supporters arrested with him were later released after promising to appear in court next month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Getting arrested...]

(((JESSE JACKSON LEAVING JAIL) GETTING ARRESTED IS MORAL WHEN IT'S FOR A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Jackson/Rainbow-PUSH Coalition;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for a righteous cause.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


At a church rally last night, Jackson said he's canceling his schedule for the week to remain in Decatur.
He says he'll hold a prayer vigil this morning and another protest march Sunday.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Today we've]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;(quick) :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Franken/Comedian; :19]
[RUNS=2:57]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(TAPE tosses to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: volunteer, al franken))

[E-Boty-Hunting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC1:47:13]
[GRAPHIC=Hunting Season]

Should people be able to hunt in your neighborhood? Some people in Botetourt County want to make it a crime to hunt in subdivisions. Tina Tenret explains why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jerry Payne's neighbor]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Payne/Homeowner; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Crowder/Hunter; :39]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :50]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]

((Jerry Payne's neighbor built a tree stand 180 feet from Payne's home. Since then, Payne has been trying to ban hunting in subdivisions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:18:19]
[IN Q=I'm a hunter]

((I'M A HUNTER AND I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE A RESPONSIBLE HUNTER. MANY HUNTERS ARE. BUT IT'S THAT INSTANT WHEN A DEER GOES ACROSS IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT WHAT'S BEHIND WHERE YOUR BULLET'S GOING.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=your bullet's going]

Try telling that to Dennis Crowder. He just shot two bucks on his 75-acre plot in the middle of a neighborhood. He says so long as hunters watch where they aim, they do NOT need more laws.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:30:05]
[IN Q=You can't prevent]

((YOU CAN'T PREVENT ACCIDENTS. MY BOY THIS YEAR ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, A GUY HIT HIM AND BROKE HIS ARM. THERE'S GOING TO BE NO MORE HITTING ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD?))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=on the football field]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:57:00]
[IN Q=County supervisors say]

((COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE THEY'VE TALKED TO WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT ON THEIR LAND AND THEY DO NOT WANT MORE LAWS. THE COUNTY HAS APPOINTED A GROUP TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE AND IT MEETS FRIDAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BOTETOURT COUNTY))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=NEWS7 BOTETOURT COUNTY]))



[E-Juvenile-Justice]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-39 54:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An emotional surprise for the people who run Virginia's juvenile prison system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Director Gerald Glenn resigned after 19 months at the helm of one of the Commonwealth's most troubled agencies.
Despite criticism of Glenn from the Governor's own appointed board, the Gilmore administration praised Glenn for his "great dedication and selfless commitment."
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((GARY ARONHOLT/SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: I WANT TO PRESENT TO YOU THE GOVERNOR'S DIRECTOR...FRIEND OF MINE.)) ((REV. GERALD GLENN/JUVENILE JUSTICE DIRECTOR: DAY IN AND DAY OUT, UNDER OFTENTIMES BARRAGES OF CONSTANT CRITICISM AND OSTRACISM, YOU GO OUT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AND I AM PROUD OF YOU.))
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Last week, the Board of Juvenile Justice "de-certified" the state's largest teen prison in Powhatan County.
Last month, it voted to disapprove Glenn's controversial offensive discipline techniques.
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Two Virginia wine lovers and several out-of-state wineries have brought a federal lawsuit challenging state restrictions on the sale of wines made in other states.
Under state law, wineries and breweries from outside Virginia must have Virginia-licensed distributors to sell in the state.
The lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in Richmond contends that Virginia's regulations violate the Constitution by restricting interstate commerce.

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In sports, area girls basketball teams hoop it up in regional action.
Steve Mason has the highlights.
Good Morning Steve.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The fire on Fort Lewis Mountain is contained this morning.
The forest service will begin mopping up today and some crews will be sent home.
Nearly 800 acres are expected to have burned by the time the fire's out.
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Friends and relatives spent more than an hour telling council members that Vinton's treatment of former police chief Ricky Foutz is unfair.
They believe he quit under pressure...facing no formal charges...and could at least have been suspended with pay.
Council and town officials said it was Foutz's decision to quit...that he got a severance package...and that they've acted in the best interest of the town.
Former Martinsville chief Dave Edwards was hired to run the department until a permanent replacement is found.
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Structural engineers are still assessing the damage from Monday's roof collapse at the Roanoke County Health Department office in Vinton.
A powerful vacuum truck was called in yesterday to remove stone ballast from the roof and relieve pressure on the building.
Some clinics could be back in business in alternate locations by week's end.
Pollard Street MAY reopen to traffic sometime today.
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