[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It could take a year before federal investigators are sure what brought down a small plane in Lexington.
They've moved the wreckage to Buena Vista, where they'll re- construct the plane.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a preliminary report says a blown tire is what caused last month's fatal crash of the Concorde outside Paris.

[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Friday with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC20:43]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]


The National Transportation Safety Board says it could take a year to know why a small plane crashed in downtown Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Officials have moved the wreckage to Buena Vista to reconstruct the plane. State Police say the pilot was 43 year old Jack Gambino of New York, a father of four and the owner of a trucking business. Police are not releasing the passenger's name until they find his family. They say the address on his driver's license was wrong, but he lived out of state. A source close to the investigation says State Police found a substance in the wreckage that could be a drug and may factor in the investigation. Hazardous materials crews are still cleaning the area but say the streets should open again today.
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[11Pilot-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC36:35]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]


Local pilots say flying in the Lexington area can be tricky.
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[VO-NAT]


Matt Paxton has been a pilot for 30 years and flies a plane similar to the 1959 Piper that crashed.
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[SOT 8:01:31]
[IN Q=this area]

((MATT PAXTON/PILOT: THIS AREA IN PARTICULAR IS A LITTLE TRICKY BECAUSE WITH THE MOUNTAINS YOU HAVE TURBULENCE AROUND THESE MOUNTAINS.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Paxton/Pilot]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=these mountains.]
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[VO-NAT]


Paxton says because of Wednesday's rainy weather, pilots would have to have been trained to use their instruments to navigate the plane.
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[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A preliminary report is out on what caused last month's fatal Concorde crash.
It was released late yesterday.
Kimberly Dozier has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=Dozier, CBS News, London.]

(( A blown tire brought down the Concorde and it COULD happen again. That from the preliminary French report into the first ever Concorde crash, last month outside Paris.
Also confirmed. Metal and debris from another aircraft, WAS found on the ground, and may have triggered the tire explosion.
Tire debris spun off the wheels at high speed, is then thought to have torn into the fuel tanks, setting off an explosion. The pilot and crew knew the plane was on fire. Their last words were, "We are trying Le Bourget." He was never able to finish the sentence. Le Bourget is a nearby airfield.
All one-hundred-and-nine passengers and crew were killed...another four on the ground, where the plane hit, just outside Charles de Gaulle airport.
The Concorde fleets in Britain and France...twelve planes in all have already been grounded. Safety officials will now work on a final report. Until they can figure out if this was a design flaw or a tragic accident caused by a stray bit of metal...the supersonic jets will stay on the ground. Kimberly Dozier...cbs news. london. ))

[11L'burg-Hazmat]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:22:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg garbage truck worker was injured in a hazardous material spill while picking up trash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The truck was making its rounds on Oakmont Circle yesterday when the compactor broke open a container in a bag of garbage.
An unknown- type of acid spilled out and one of the workers suffered minor burns on his hands and arms.
Lynchburg's haz- mat response team was called in to isolate the chemical and remove it.
Officials still aren't sure exactly what the chemical was.
They say none of the nearby residents were ever in danger.
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[11BV-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC33:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The giant busts of three former presidents have finally arrived in Buena Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


The concrete sculptures the city has been expecting for weeks finally showed up yesterday.
The busts of Zachary Taylor and William Henry Harrison were joined late yesterday by one of Abraham Lincoln.
The truck carrying Honest Abe broke down on its way from Georgia, so it took him a bit longer to get there.
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[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Firestone Recall]


Government safety engineers may soon examine Firestone tires for possible defects.
This after word of MORE deaths and injuries from the tires than originally thought.
Drew Levinson has the latest on Firestone's troubles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jacques Nasser/Ford C.E.O.; :56]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Keith Craine/Automobile Analyst; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Drew Levinson, CBS News, Dearborn.]

((
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(LOCATOR: NASHVILLE)

Federal investigators now say 88 deaths and 250 injuries are linked to accidents involving
Bridgestone/Firestone tires. This is substantially more than was first thought.

(natsound rally)


This rally outside Bridgestone/Firestones U-S Headquarters is not only another strike against the beleaguered tire company-it could LEAD to a strike.
About eight-thousand members of the International Steelworkers Union around the country are set to walk off their jobs if they cant agree on a new contract by the end of Friday.
(nat sot )


This comes as the tire company tries to increase production to replace the millions of tires it recalled three weeks ago.
Some of those tires are shredding and many of them are on Ford Explorers.
Ford and Bridgestone are facing problems on two more fronts Florida officials say they might expand their investigation from civil to criminal.
And the Venezuelan consumer protection agency is holding Ford and Bridgestone/Firestone responsible for road deaths related to faulty tires there. Its recommending criminal prosecution against both companies saying the companies suppressed information. .
(SOT JACQUES NASSER/FORD CEO)


THE ACCUSATION FROM THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL THAT FORD VENEZUELA LIED IS COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)


TOP EXECUTIVES FROM BRIDGESTON/FIRESTONE AND FORD ARE DUE TO TESTIFY AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK.
Several auto experts say the two companies images are tarnished, but for Firestone, consumer confidence could be lost forever.

(SOT KEITH CRAINE/AUTOMOBILE ANALYST)

I THINK FIRESTONE IS REALLY IN TROUBLE.
For two major players in the auto industry-this tire debacle has been more than a public relations nightmare-its become a roadblock for which a detour is yet to be found.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Dearborn.

))[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC33:32]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters extinguished a blaze near a Roanoke church for the second time this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Flames tore through an out-building at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church just after nine last night.
No word yet on what caused the blaze.
Last week, a pile of wood and siding caught fire near the church's recreation building.
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[11Lynchburg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An elderly Lynchburg couple died in a two-car accident.
Police say 70 year old Ellen Martinez turned into the path of an oncoming car on Fort Avenue Wednesday evening.
She and her husband 75-year old Richard J. Martinez died at the scene.
Injuries to the driver of the other vehicle-- Randy H. Tomlin of Madison Heights-- were not life-threatening.

[11Book-Bags]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:10:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A heavy backpack could harm your child's back. So how heavy is too heavy?
It's a question one chiropractor says parents should pay attention to because the extra weight could cause long term back problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


12 year old Martha Engberson visits a chiropractor on a regular basis to alleviate the pain she says comes from carrying a heavy backpack.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:24:19]
[IN Q=It's really heavy ]

((MARTHA ENGBERSON/7TH GRADER: IT'S REALLY HEAVY. IT STRAINS YOUR BACK OUT REALLY BAD))
[SUPER=01-Martha Engberson/7th Grader]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=really bad]
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[VO-NAT]


Martha keeps most of her books in her locker during the day, but when it's time to go home she often has to carry the full load.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:34:50]
[IN Q=At the beginning]

((DR. JOHN OLSEN/CHIROPRACTOR: AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SCHOOL YEAR WE ALWAYS SEE A SURGE OF CHILDREN COMPLAINING OF BACK AND NECK AND MUSCLE SPASM PROBLEMS, LARGELY AS RESULT OF BACKPACK USE. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Olsen/Chiropractor]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=of backpack use.]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Chiropractic Association recommends the backpack not weigh more than 5 to 10 percent of the child's body weight and that children use padded shoulder straps.
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[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, a new study says video games may help you relieve stress.
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=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ON=CAM/DR. DAVE


LIFE GOT YOU A LITTLE STRESSED? ONE ROUTE TO GO IS MEDITATION TO CONTROL IT- THE OTHER- VIDEO GAMES.

VT=VO


CHASING VILLAINS AND BAD GUYS MAY BE A GREAT WAY TO FIND INNER PEACE. - AT LEAST ACCORDING TO NASA.
RESEARCHERS AT NASA SAY VIDEO GAMES RELIEVES STRESS- AND HELP THEIR CREWS LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS.
PLAYING A VIDEO GAME HELPS THE BRAIN LEARN HOW TO REACT MORE QUICKLY- AND CONCENTRATE BETTER WHEN ITS PUT IN A STRESSFUL SITUATION./

ON=CAM


AS A SIDENOTE- WHEN IT COMES TO KIDS- ESPECIALLY HYPERACTIVE ONES- THIS BRAIN RETRAINING MAY HELP THEM WITH THEIR ATTENTION SPANS.
NEXT QUESTION- WHAT'S THE MOST NUTRITIOUS WAY TO EAT YOUR VEGETABLES- RAW OR COOKED. WELL FOR MOST , THE ANSWER IS RAW- SINCE COOKING CAN DESTROY NUTRIENTS.

VT=VO


BUT RAW IS NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR CARROTS.
RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SHOWS SLICED, DICED OR MASHED UP COOKED CARROTS HAVE HIGHER LEVELS OF ANTIOXIDANTS THAN RAW CARROTS.

ON=CAM


FINALLY TODAY- THE MOST COMMON REASONS PEOPLE SWITCH DOCTORS. A SURVEY FROM THE UNIV OF CONNECTICUT SHOWS THE TOP THREE SEEM PRETTY OBVIOUS- YOU MOVE, THEY MOVE, OR THERE'S A CHANGE IN INSURANCE- BUT I WAS SUPRISED AT REASON NUMBER 4- ITS NOT ENOUGH PARKING SPACES AT THE DOCTORS ,OFFICE.I DONT KNOW WHERE OLD MAGAZINES RANKED.

THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The mystery surrounding the fatal crash of a small plane in downtown Lexington won't be solved anytime soon.
National Transportation Safety Board officials say it could take a year to know why the plane crashed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Meanwhile, those who responded to the wreckage are having to deal with what they've seen .
Lexington's Fire chief says the crew's training doesn't always cover accidents like this one.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And law enforcement officers are preparing for holiday weekend travelers.
Checkpoints were set up in five states yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 1st .
[ANCHOR=Shannon.]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC20:43]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]

State Police have released the name of the pilot who died in Wednesday's plane crash in downtown Lexington. Meanwhile, The National Transportation Safety Board says it could take a year to know why the plane crashed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Officials have moved the wreckage to Buena Vista to reconstruct the plane. State Police say the pilot was 43 year old Jack Gambino of New York, a father of four and the owner of a trucking business. Police are not releasing the passenger's name until they find his family. They say the address on his driver's license was wrong, but he lived out of state. A source close to the investigation says State Police found a substance in the wreckage that could be a drug and may factor in the investigation. Hazardous materials crews are still cleaning the area but say the streets should open again today.
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[11Crash-Folo]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]

While the wreckage from the plane that crashed into Lexington is cleaned up, the rescue crews are dealing with seeing this tragedy. Kate Weidaw talked with the Lexington Fire Chief who says their training doesn't always cover accidents like this.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Chief; :10]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:05]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=NEws 7 Lexington.]

((Who would have thought a plane would come crashing down in Lexington. That's the thought on Lexington's Fire Chief Robert Foresman mind.

[SOT 8:08:05]

[INQ] ((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE SORT OF GETTING DUMPED ON WITH THE CHURCH FIRE AND FIVE WEEKS LATER A PLANE CRASHES SOMETHING THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Foresman says Wednesday night's scene is something that will stick in his mind forever.

[SOT 8:09:34]
[INQ=]

((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: EVEN THOUGH YOU DEAL WITH STUFF LIKE THIS NOT ONLY A DAILY BASIS IT'S TOUGH MENTALLY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
That's why the department will be bringing in a debriefing team.

[SOT 8:10:08]
[INQ=]

((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: WHAT IT GIVES IS EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO AIR THEIR FEELINGS, THOUGHTS, ABOUT WHAT THEY SAW HOW THEY FELT AND IT'S JUST A GOOD WAY TO GET IT OFF THEIR CHEST.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS11]
And while Lexington will go back to being a quiet community, Foresman keeps asking himself what's next.

[SOT 8:10:35]
[INQ=]

((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: I'M STARTING TO LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER TO SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BUT EVERY COMMUNITY GOES THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
And they'll be ready at a moments notice for whatever happens next in Lexington. Kate Weidaw News7 Lexington.))

[2-Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A preliminary reports says a blown tire is what brought the Concorde crashing down outside Paris last month.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Investigators also confirmed that metal and debris from another aircraft were found on the ground, and may have triggered the tire explosion.
The cockpit voice recorder shows the pilot and crew members knew the plane was on fire, and were trying to land in a nearby airfield.
All 109 passengers and crew were killed.
Another four people on the ground also died.
Meanwhile, the Concorde fleets in Britain and France will remain grounded while safety officials continue their investigation.
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[Estate-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton has vetoed a bill that would have repealed the estate tax.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Clinton said the Republican- backed bill would mostly benefit the rich, and would bring the country back to the "bad old days" of high deficits.
The bill would repeal the tax gradually over 10 years, at a cost of 105- BILLION dollars.
The President said the bill would help only the richest two - percent of the country.
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[11Digital-Dominion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:18:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


WWW-The-Digital-Dominion-dot-COM.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday unveiled what he calls the "single digital signature" you'll need to know.
Although right now, it focuses mainly on the Gilmores, he hopes The Digital Dominion will make the entire state as accessible as Blacksburg's Electronic Village is now.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:04:30]
[IN Q=Once again]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ONCE AGAIN, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY OF THIS IS NOT EITHER NORTHERN VIRGINIA, HAMPTON ROADS, OR RICHMOND. IT'S IN BLACKSBURG. THAT'S WHERE THE REAL SUCCESS HAS BEEN.))
[SOT 10:24:04 ]

(( YOU CAN USE IT FOR EDUCATION SERVICES, COMMUNICATING BACK AND FORTH WITH TEACHERS. SO THAT YOU CAN USE IT IN BUSINESSES, MAKING RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS, HAIR DRESSING APPOINTMENTS, ANYTHING YOU WANT. SO YOU CAN NOT ONLY DEAL WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ISSUES LIKE PARKING TICKETS OR LOCAL TAXES, BUT YOU CAN PORTAL A SINGLE WEBSITE WHICH WE'VE CREATED WHERE YOU CAN DO STATE SERVICES AND FINALLY PHILANTHROPIC THINGS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Upson/Virginia Technology Secretary; :10]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=philanthropic things.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Virginia currently has the highest concentration of Internet communications companies in the world.
It's number two in software development.
And it's the only state in the nation to force phone and cable companies to extend high- band- width Internet access to every community within its borders.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Web Address Full]
You can link to The Digital Dominion from our politics page at WDBJ7-dot-COM.
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[Emulex-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[**note anchor tag]
A Los Angeles man faces securities and fraud charges for allegedly writing a bogus press release.
It caused one company's stock to plummet BILLIONS of dollars in just minutes.
Teri Okita has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alejandro Mayorkas/U.S. Attorney; :15]
[SUPER=01-Valerie Caproni/SEC; 53]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Teri Okita, CBS news, Los Angeles.]

((
(LOCATOR: LOS ANGELES, CA)


TRACK: FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED 23-YEAR-OLD MARK JACOBS WHO ALLEGEDLY ISSUED A BOGUS NEWS RELEASE THAT CAUSED STOCK FROM FIBER-OPTICS SUPPLIER, EMULEX, TO NOSE-DIVE. AUTHORITIES CHARGED HIM WITH SECURITIES AND MAIL FRAUD.

(Super: Alejandro Mayorkas/U.S. Attorney)
SOT: The false press release distributed by internet wire caused the

stock of emulex to plummet from $113 per share to approximately $45, resulting in a drop in the companys value of more than two-billion dollars. (:17)
TRACK: FRIDAYS FALSE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE TO LOOK LIKE AN EMULEX MEMO STATING THAT THE COMPANYS C-E-O HAD RESIGNED, THAT IT WAS REVISING ITS MOST RECENT QUARTERLY EARNINGS FROM A PROFIT TO A LOSS, AND THAT EMULEX WAS UNDER SECURITIES INVESTIGATION. THE BOGUS INFORMATION SPREAD QUICKLY ACROSS INTERNET WIRE -- A CYBER NEWS SERVICE WHERE JACOBS ONCE WORKED.

(Super: Valerie Caproni/Securities and Exchange Commission)
SOT: While untold numbers of shareholders lost money by selling during

the period of the hoax, Mark Jacobs profited wildly ultimately making almost a quarter- million dollars. (:11)
TRACK:THE COMPANYS STOCK HAS SINCE BOUNCED BACK FROM THE HOAX, AND EMULEX CLAIMS ITS BUSINESS IS AT RECORD LEVELS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES. ))
(----------------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This is the fourth internet securities fraud case in less than a year- and- a- half.
In each case, authorities say the suspect was arrested and charged.

[11Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=500-7 TC1:21:31]
[GRAPHIC=Wild Fire]

Some members of the Virginia Department of Forestry are going out west to help fight forest fires in Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

A dozen firefighters are transporting five bulldozers and two support trucks to eastern Texas where they'll be dispatched according to need. The move is part of an agreement reached by a handful of states to help their neighbors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT=2:08:19-1:58:26]
[IN Q=The Southeastern Forest Compact...]

((THE SOUTHEASTERN FOREST COMPACT INCLUDES ALL THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES... THE PURPOSE IS THAT WE HELP THEM AND THEY HELP US IN TIMES OF NEED AND RIGHT NOW TEXAS NEEDS US TO HELP 'EM WITH THEIR FOREST FIRES.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Virginia Dept. of Forestry]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=with their forest fires.]
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[VO-NAT]

The fire crew is skilled in fighting fires like those in Texas. Thomsen says the flat topography and fuel are similar to that of Virginia. The team will spend two weeks in Texas before returning home and being replaced by another crew.
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[11Check-Point]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:07:22]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]


Many people will hit the roads this holiday weekend and highway officials want travelers to stay safe.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsyvlania Co.;]


So law enforcement officers set up checkpoints in five states yesterday.
One was held in Pittsylvania County.
Officers in the "Smart, Safe and Sober" program stopped drivers to check their tags, registration, seatbelts and a variety of safety measures.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 26:20]
[IN Q=We hope to]

((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: SO WE HOPE TO EDUCATE PEOPLE, WE ARE PASSING PAMPHLETS CONCERNING DRUNK DRIVING, SEATBELTS. AND EDUCATE THEM WHILE WE GO ALONG.))
[SOT 29:09]

((FIRST SERGEANT MELVIN SCOTT/VA. HIGHWAY PATROL: WE ARE PRIMARILY LOOKING FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS AND CHILD SAFETY RESTRAINT VIOLATIONS. BUT WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT GENERAL EQUIPMENT ON THE CAR AND SO FORTH.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. James McLaughlin/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Melvin Scott/State Police]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and so forth.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nine people died in highway accidents over the holiday weekend last year.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

State Police have released the name of one of the men who died in Wednesday's plane crash in downtown Lexington. They say the pilot was 43 year old Jack Gambino of New York, a father of four and the owner of a trucking business.

Police are not releasing the passenger's name until they find his family.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Flames tore through an out-building at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church in Roanoke just after nine last night.
It was the second time this month that firefighters had to put out a blaze near the church.
Last week, a pile of wood and siding caught fire near the church's recreation building.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The giant busts of three former presidents have finally arrived in Buena Vista.
The concrete sculptures the city has been expecting for weeks finally showed up yesterday.
The busts of Zachary Taylor and William Henry Harrison were joined late yesterday by one of Abraham Lincoln.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A local sports]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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