[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

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[VO-NAT]


Gun buyers have to go through background checks inside the V-F-W hall for the Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show - but outside it's a different story.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


And a fuel spill forces authorities to close part of Interstate 81.
We'll tell you where.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' is next.

[Guns-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-35;TC 19:29]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The massive flea market and gun show's on in Hillsville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville]


Hillsville is the only Virginia locality that is exempt from a state law that requires gun show promoters to submit names and addresses of all vendors to state police and local authorities.
Inside the V-F-W hall... all gun buyers must go through a background check but outside buyers only have to hand over cash.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:55:50]
[IN Q=most what]

((WILLES DOLLYHIGH/DEALER: MOST WHAT I GOT, THEY'RE ALL HANGERS, IN OTHER WORDS, THEY'RE OLD GUNS NOT MADE ANY MORE SO THEY JUST HANG THEM UP ON THE WALL.))
[SUPER=01-Willes Dollyhigh/Gun Dealer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=on the wall.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Folks could also trade in their old guns for cash.
(------------)




[Hillsville]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-28; TC 1:20:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The rainy weather isn't deterring shoppers from hitting the flea market in Hillsville. But some vendors say it is putting a damper on sales. Kate Weidaw checks out the merchandise - and the crowd.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville]
[SUPER=@Kate2]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=news 7, hillsville.]

(( [NAT SOUND PEOPLE WALKING] [RUNS3]

[SOT 4:10:00]
[INQ=]

((IT'S REALLY CROWDED A LITTLE RAINY BUT IT'S ALL RIGHT THOUGH.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS4]
Crowded is an understatement, the flea market has wall to wall people on the side walk and in the street. But before you can get to shopping you have to park your car.
[NAT SOUND 16:02:50] ((FIVE DOLLARS FOR YOUR CAR SIR.)) [RUNS3]
Neighborhoods turn into parking lots. Front and back yards become big money makers.

[SOT 15:59:36]
[INQ=]

((EVERYONE DOES IT EVERYONE IS ENTREPRENEUR ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3]
Once the car is parked it's time to shop. Tents blanket Hillsville from one end to the other, and people love it.

[SOT 4:14:03]
[INQ=]

((YOU FIND THINGS HERE YOU CAN'T FIND ANY WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3]
Antiques seem to be popular among the crowd.

[SOT 15:42:24]
[INQ=]

((KATE: SO WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY WHEN THEY COME UP HERE? OH MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO HAVE ON OF THOSE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]
For some the antiques look like yesterday's trash.

[SOT 15:45:06]
[INQ=]

((SOME OF IT'S JUNK SOME OF IT'S JUNK JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU'RE COLLECTING.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS4]
[video 15:45:06] For others it's a treasure. And if you weren't looking for antiques there was just about something for everyone.
[NAT SOUND 16:05:30] [RUNS4]
Some vendors weren't having much luck with sales.

[SOT 16:05:52]
[INQ=]

((NOBODY'S SHOPPING NOBODY'S SPENDING MONEY AND THE WEATHER'S TERRIBLE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3]
But folks where handing over their cash for food.
[NAT SOUND 4:16:08] [RUNS3]
Four dollars can buy you a polish sausage with onions and green peppers, and how about a nice two dollar glass of freshly squeezed lemonade to wash it down.

[SOT 15:37:43]
[INQ=]

((CHOCOLATE, LEMON, BLUEBERRY APPLE, WHAT KIND DO YOU WANT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS2]
And for dessert how about a two dollar fried apple pie or a scoop of homemade ice cream made right at the flea market.


[NAT SOUND OF ICE CREAM MAKER] [RUNS2]
So whether you come for the food or the shopping.

[SOT 4:12:32]
[INQ=]

((I'D RATHER BE HOME WATCHING FOOTBALL.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3]
Or if someone dragged you there, it's what bargain shoppers call some of the best deals around. Kate Weidaw News 7 Hillsville.))


[Norcal-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]

A strong earthquake in Northern California's wine country isn't keeping tourists away.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Napa, CA]

The quake yesterday morning registered 5-point-2 on the Richter scale and may have caused as much as 15-million dollars in damage. Dozens of people were injured, including a 5-year old boy who's listed in critical condition. Thousands were left without power. Despite the quake, restaurants and shops in the city of Napa were crowded with visitors yesterday afternoon.
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[2Water-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=tha/chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A fishing outing turned a little frightening for a Patrick County man over the weekend.
(-------------)
[SUPER=03-Milton, NC;]


Fred Helms of Woolwine was fishing near Danville with some friends Saturday. He decided to sleep near the water - while his friends returned to their cars to sleep.
When Helms woke yesterday morning, he found himself trapped water that had risen overnight.
He was rescued by members of Danville's Water Rescue Unit after friends called for help.
He suffered only some minor scrapes.
(-------)




[Main-Break]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-27;TC 57:02]
[GRAPHIC=Water Main Break]


The water was also rising on a Roanoke street last night - because of a water main break...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The broken main flooded Brambleton Avenue near Fishburne Park. A large number of residents in the Southwest portion of the city were without water well into the night.
But police say the ruptured pipe has been repaired now. Police are blaming the break of the 12-inch pipe on an old main.
(----------------)



[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the new-and-improved Redskins took to the field yesterday trying to tame the Panthers. Here with highlights of that is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=on Mornin'.]



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib toss to Jacey/Wx)



[Fuel-Spill]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


If you're traveling I-81 this morning - you may have to find an alternate route.
State police have closed down a portion of the Northbound lanes in Montgomery County.
I-81 Northbound travelers are being re-routed.
They'll be directed off the interstate at exit 118.
From there they'll be routed onto 460 - and allowed back on the interstate at exit 128.
Authorities are cleaning up a tractor trailer fuel spill.
They expect all lanes to be re-opened a little later this morning.
Again - the Northbound lanes of I-81 from exits 118- to 128 in Montgomery County are closed right now.

[Bilingual-Education]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


When California passed an English-only law affecting public schools, many feared students would suffer without bilingual education.
But as Sandra Hughes reports - many students who have had to learn English as a second language are thriving - and learning quickly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:12:44]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Oceanside, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christian Dominguez/Second-Grader; :30]
[SUPER=01-Ken Noonan/Oceanside Schools Superintendent; :50]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; 1:18]
[super=01-Johanna Vetcher/South Bay Union School District; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=Oceanside, CA]

(((NARRATION: WHEN SCHOOL STARTED IN OCEANSIDE, CA. 7 YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN DOMINGUEZ WAS EAGER AND READY TO BEGIN CLASSES...
Nats: Christian, dont tell me, okay?
NARRATION: THATS A BIG LEAP FROM LAST YEAR WHEN HE COULDN'T SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH. IN JUST A FEW MONTHS, CHRISTIAN MASTERED HIS NEW LANGUAGE - IN AN ENGLISH ONLY CLASS. THE PROGRAM WAS MANDATED UNDER PROPOSITION 227 WHICH VIRTUALLY OUTLAWED BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA TWO YEARS AGO:
Sot: Christian Dominguez/2nd grader: My friend Jonathan said Wow!, you can talk a lot of English
NARRATION: ACCORDING TO CALIFORNIA STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES...CHRISTIAN ISN'T ALONE IN HIS ENGLISH-ONLY SUCCESS..OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS READING TEST SCORES FOR ENGLISH-LEARNERS HAS INCREASED NINE PERCENTAGE POINTS, MATH SCORES ARE UP 14..
Sot: Ken Noonan/Superintendent Oceanside School Dist. I was shocked... Id been wrong all these years...
NARRATION: FOR 30 YEARS OCEANSIDE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT KEN NOONAN BELIEVED IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION. BUT AFTER THE ENGLISH ONLY LAW PASSED HE WATCHED IN AMAZEMENT AS STUDENTS TEST SCORES SOARED.

(Sot: Noonan Supt. Oceanside School Dist. ) None of the dire

predictions came true. If anything kids are coming to school more enthusiastic. They're soaking up English much more quickly especially in the younger grade.

(ON CAMERA:) THOUGH THE TEST SCORES ARE STARTLING - SOME QUESTION

WHETHER ENGLISH-ONLY SHOULD GET ALL THE CREDIT. CLASS SIZES WERE ALSO REDUCED AND READING TECHNIQUES IMPROVED DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD:
NARRATION: NOT FAR FROM OCEANSIDE, ONEONTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICIALS WORKED TO KEEP BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THEIR SCHOOL. TO DO SO THEY HAD TO BECOME A CHARTER SCHOOL. THEIR BILINGUAL STUDENTS ARE DOING JUST AS WELL AS ON THE STANDARDIZED TESTS AS ENGLISH ONLY STUDENTS. PROOF THEY SAY THATS ITS TOO EARLY TO GIVE UP ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION:
Sot: Johanna Vetcher/Ass't Supt. South Bay Union School Dist.) We feel students who came to us speaking a language other than English are going to be more successful if they participate in a bilingual program.
NARRATION: OBLIVIOUS TO THE POLITICAL DEBATE THAT CONTINUES TO RAGE OVER BILINGUAL EDUCATION, CHRISTIAN DOMINGUEZ IS PRACTICING HIS ENGLISH. HE JUST STARTED THE SECOND GRADE AND HE HAS A LOT TO TALK ABOUT.
SH CBS NEWS OCEANSIDE,CA.))
[Salem-Robbery]
[anchor=Shannon]
[newscast=AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-26;TC 1:24:39]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]

Two alleged robbers made a getaway yesterday- but they didn't stay away for long because of a citizen's quick thinking.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Salem police say two young men entered this Exxon Stop-In Food Store on East Main street around one-thirty a-m and pulled a knife on the cashier. They made off with an undisclosed amount of money. A citizen managed to get the license plate number on the getaway car. 19-year-old Vershaun Duvon Vinson, of Salem, and a 15-year-old were arrested shortly thereafter without incident.
(------------)



[Dan-River]
[anchor=Shannon]
[newscast=AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-33;TC 33:52]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River]


Dan River Incorporated is still planning to open a new plant south of the border - despite a new trade law that would make it cheaper to produce fabric in the U-S.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/June]

A spokesman for the Danville company says they still plan to open a new plant in Mexico, despite the law - which will go into effect October first. The "Caribbean Basin Initiative" removes tariffs and limits on garments from Central America and the Caribbean if they are made with fabric produced in the U-S. But Dan River Incorporated says the new law hasn't changed the company's strategy. It plans to relocate part of its equipment to Mexico in less than a year and a half.
(------------)



[Overweight-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The parents of a 3-year-old girl are not accused of doing anything improper - but New Mexico authorities have removed Anna Martinez-Regino from her home... because she's so overweight.
Anna is three times heavier than the average 3-year-old. Authorities say that means her life is in danger.
But many are rallying around Anna's parents - so they can get their daughter OUT of foster care, and back into their home.
Ashley Fisk has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:18:20 -- NO PAD AT TOP!!!]
[IN Q=She's just]
[super=01-Vivian Doak/Family Supporter; :14]
[super=01-Ashley Risk/Reporting; :29]
[super=01-Adela Martinez/Mother; :43]
[super=01-Margaret Martinez/Grandmother; :55]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=standard.]




[Health-Check]


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


It's called school phobia...
When a child FREQUENTLY lies about not feeling well - just to get out of going to school - it could lead to serious problems.
If it's an issue in your household - Doctor Dave Hnida has some advice in this morning's Health Check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 04:07:54 ]
[IN Q=At one time]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ON=CAM/DAVE


AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER a lot of KIDS SAY THEY DONT FEEL GOOD BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET OUT OF GOING TO SCHOOL-NOW WHEN ITS OCCASIONAL- ITS NOT A BIG DEAL.. BUT WHEN ITS MORE THAN OCCASIONAL - IT CAN REALLY MAKE THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR A LITTLE ROCKY.

THE PROBLEM IS CALLED SCHOOL PHOBIA- NEW SCHOOL NEW TEACHERS NEW CLASSMATES- ITS SO STRESSFUL SOME KIDS WILL SAY THEY HAVE A HEADACHE OR STOMACHACHE WHICH THEN MIRACULOUSLY GOES AWAY LATER IN THE MORNING. AS A PARENT- WHAT DO YOU DO?

BE FIRM- THIS MEANS YOU NEED TO SEND THEM TO SCHOOL EVEN THOUGH THEY DONT WANT TO. BUT - YOU MAY ASK- HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY'RE REALLY NOT SICK? MAYBE ONE OF THESE MORNINGS- GO TO THE DOCTOR. GET THOSE COMPLAINTS CHECKED OUT. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST- TALK TO THE TEACHER- MAKE SURE HE OR SHE KNOWS- THEY CAN MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT TO SMOOTH THINGS OVER AND HELP YOUR CHILD MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT TO SCHOOL.

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, SCHOOL PHOBIA MOST COMMON EARLY IN THE SCHOOL YEAR AND AMONG THE YOUNGER GRADE LEVELS. IF YOU SEE IT ELSEWHERE- LOOK FOR BULLIES OR UNDIAGNOSED HEALTH PROBLEMS LIKE A VISION PROBLEM. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)



[Firestone-Contract]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


It looks like Bridgestone-Firestone has averted a strike.
United Steelworkers Union officials say workers have reached a tentative contract agreement with the company.


That means around 84-hundred workers at nine U-S tire plants will NOT be striking.
Bridgestone - Firestone already suffered a blow this summer - having to recall MILLIONs of tires believed to have caused dozens of accidents.
[Feedback]
[anchor=Shannon]
[newscast=AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback;TC 1:27:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The last episode of Survivor brought CBS blockbuster ratings.
But in today's Feedback - at least one viewer says he saw too much coverage of it on News 7.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 23;]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

[Survivor program, from edit tape 00-34]
(( The final meeting of the Survivor tribes brought together millions of people in television's global village. CBS got ratings second only to the Super Bowl. [Survivor party, from same story]
Our late news that night gave the episode a lot of attention as well, much to the dismay of one viewer [Sammy Oakey/Roanoke]. [Letter]
I was so disappointed that your crew did no less than three reports linked to the "castaways" in the first five or ten minutes of the show. The studio report would have been (more than) enough, but to go to live reports of parties in Tidewater and downtown Roanoke was really overkill. Who called the shot to push such "petty" stories as a major plane crash and a hurricane to the rear of the news? I'm probably the only person to gripe about this, but I sure expect more of my "hometown station" than major coverage of such a lightweight event. Please don't sacrifice the journalistic integrity that you all have earned over the years by getting caught up in the hype of a craze or fad. [Addresses]
Letters to News-7 may be sent to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And to take part in a moderated forum on line, just go to our website, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. [Animation Close]))

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


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


Dan River Incorporated will go ahead with plans to open a new plant south of the border.
The move comes despite a new trade law that would make it cheaper to produce fabric in the United States.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

A Patrick County man has his friends and Danville's Water Rescue Unit to thank for rescuing him from high water. Fred Helms fell asleep while fishing near Danville only to wake up surrounded by water. His friends called for help.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The water was also rising on a Roanoke street last night - because of a water main break...
A broken water main near Fishburne Park is fixed. The break caused flooding on Brambleton Avenue. Police blame the break on old pipe.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


And that's what's making news on this .
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2Norcal-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]

Northern California's wine country is recovering from a strong earthquake. Yesterday morning's 5-point-2 magnitude shaker injured dozens and knocked out power to about 10-thousand people. Teri Okita reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Napa Valley, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Cody/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Waverley Person/USGS Official;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Munchiando/Clerk;]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=STD]

(( RESIDENTS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AWOKE TO WHAT ONE WOMAN CALLED "A JERKY THRILL RIDE" -- AND ANOTHER DEEMED "SHEER TERROR". AN EARTHQUAKE -- MEASURING 5.2 -- DAMAGED HOMES AND BUSINESSES AND CUT-OFF POWER TO THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS.

(NATSD FULL OF MAN SWEEPING GLASS)



(Super: Tammy Cody/Resident)
SOT: I jumped up, screamed, looked out the window, and just flashes of

blue light, zz, zz, all over the place. Scared me to death. (:11)

(Editor: Use graphic/map in second half of this section)

TRACK: THE EARTHQUAKE HIT AT 1:36 A-M AND WAS CENTERED ABOUT SIX MILES NORTH OF NAPA VALLEYS WINE COUNTRY -- IN THE SMALL TOWN OF YOUNTVILLE. BUT EVEN PEOPLE LIVING 50-MILES SOUTH -- IN SAN FRANCISCO -- COULD FEEL THE JOLT.

(Super: Waverley Person/USGS Official)
SOT: We haven't had too many earthquakes -- especially ones that have

caused damage -- but this area has experienced earthquakes in the past.

THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND CAME TO A SUDDEN STOP FOR THESE SUPERMARKET EMPLOYEES.

(Super: Jim Munchiando/Clerk)
SOT: Its a disaster. I've never seen anything this bad before -- except

on TV.
TRACK: DOZENS OF PEOPLE SUFFERED CUTS AND BRUISES -- A FIVE-YEAR-BOY AND A 41-YEAR-OLD MAN WERE THE MOST SERIOUSLY HURT -- INJURED WHEN OBJECTS FELL ON THEM.

(Natsd full of Capt. Kim Suenram/quick, no super!)
SOT: Just listen up cause they'll probably dispatch you anytime now.


TRACK: EXTRA EMERGENCY CREWS ARE HELPING OUT WITH MEDICAL CALLS AND ASSESSING THE DAMAGE THAT INCLUDES SOME BROKEN WATER MAINS AND GAS LEAKS. GEOLOGISTS SAY AREA RESIDENTS MAY FEEL AS MANY AS 20-SMALL AFTERSHOCKS IN THE COMING WEEK. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[Concorde-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


AN update on the deadly crash of a Concorde jet in France last month.
Investigators have identified the piece of metal that gashed a tire on the doomed plane while it was on the runway.
Authorities say the stray metal came from a Continental Airlines plane.
Investigators aren't offering any more details at this time.

[2Guns-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-35;TC 19:29]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Shoppers, gun collectors, and tourists are crowding in for Hillsville's flea market and gun show this Labor Day weekend. But the town carries another distinction.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville]


Hillsville is the only Virginia locality that is exempt from a state law that requires gun show promoters to submit names and addresses of all vendors to state police and local authorities.
Inside the V-F-W hall... all gun buyers must go through a background check but outside buyers only have to hand over cash.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:55:50]
[IN Q=most what]

((WILLES DOLLYHIGH/DEALER: MOST WHAT I GOT, THEY'RE ALL HANGERS, IN OTHER WORDS, THEY'RE OLD GUNS NOT MADE ANY MORE SO THEY JUST HANG THEM UP ON THE WALL.))
[SUPER=01-Willes Dollyhigh/Gun Dealer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=on the wall.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Folks could also trade in their old guns for cash.
(------------)




[Pres-Debates]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

The two major party candidates for president are debating when to debate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Austin, TX]

Republican George W. Bush is sticking by his proposal for three presidential debates, including one as early as next week. The Bush campaign says Democratic candidate Al Gore promised to debate Bush ''any time, anywhere''. Bush says the first debate will be held September 12th in Washington D-C on a special prime-time edition of N-B-C's ''Meet the Press.'' A second debate will be held October third in Los Angeles on Larry King's show on C-N-N. The candidates will meet again October 17th at Washington University in St. Louis.
(------------)



[Allen-Robb]
[anchor=Shannon]
[newscast=AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


In local political news - Senator Chuck Robb and challenger George Allen are duking it out to get former Governor Doug Wilder in their corner.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=204-File]

Wilder hasn't said which candidate he'll back in the upcoming election. His backing was crucial for Robb six years ago - who eventually won by three percentage points over Oliver North. But now Robb is in a much tougher fight against Republican and former Governor George Allen, who has a warm relationship with Wilder. Allen and Robb will debate September 24th on Wilder's statewide radio talk show.
(------------)




[Water-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-29; TC 1:12:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Danville's Water Rescue Unit made a save yesterday - after a fisherman found himself stuck in rising waters.
(-------------)
[SUPER=03-Milton, NC;]


Fred Helms of Woolwine was fishing near Danville with some friends Saturday night.
The rest of his group returned to their cars to sleep, but Helms decided to stay near the water.
When the sun rose yesterday morning, Helms realized he was trapped.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was just...]

((FRED HELMS: I WAS JUST SITTING THERE FISHING AND HIGH WATER CAME UP DURING THE NIGHT AND I DIDN'T PAY IT ANY ATTENTION TIL DAYLIGHT THIS MORNING.))
[SUPER=07-Fred Helms; ]
[runs=:05]
[out q=this morning.]
(-----)

[vo-nat]
Helms friends called for help.
He suffered only some minor scrapes.
(-------)




[Hang-Glider]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A west coast hang glider is recovering from a near disaster.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near San Diego, CA]

27-year-old Mark White missed his landing spot at the Torrey Pines Glider Port yesterday. Instead, he crashed about halfway down a 5-hundred foot cliff, snapping his glider in half. Lifeguards saw the crash and climbed the cliff. When they found White they thought he may have broken his arm and lost consciousness. After being walked down the cliff White was taken to the hospital.
(------------)



[Rescued-Cow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=5 Net C]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***NOTE: NO REPORTER TAG***]
A strange twist of fate is giving a cow a second chance at life.
The heifer that was headed for straight for the slaughterhouse and Big Mac land .. is saved by an accident on the highway.
Kimberly McNeal has the story from Knoxville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jennifer Scarlett/UT Vet School; :23]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Crossetti/Humane Society; :39]
[SUPER=01-Delmar Smith/Adopting McDonna; :54]
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That was Kimberly McNeal reporting.


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Part of Interstate 81 is still blocked in Montgomery County this morning.
Authorities are cleaning up a tractor trailer fuel spill -
In the meantime - they are re-routing traffic from the Northbound lanes.
Drivers are being directed off the Interstate at exit 118.
From there they're being routed ONTO 460.
State Police say they're allowing drivers back on the interstate at exit 128.
They expect all lanes to be re-opened a little later this morning.
Again - the Northbound lanes of I-81 from exits 118- to 128 in Montgomery County are closed.
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Fabric production in the U-S should soon become a cheaper venture - when a new trade law goes into effect.
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But a spokesman for Dan River Incorporated says it still plans to open a new plant in Mexico, despite the law - which will go into effect October first. The "Caribbean Basin Initiative" removes tariffs and limits on garments from Central America and the Caribbean if they are made with fabric produced in the U-S. But Dan River Incorporated says the new law hasn't changed the company's strategy. It plans to relocate part of its equipment to Mexico in less than a year and a half.
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The long hours you put in at work are paying off. On this Labor Day - the Labor Department says Americans are making more money than ever. But is the pay off worth it? Lee Cowan reports.
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(( "Come here Julia, let's read a book."
At the Carroll household -- it's all about balance -- not just one kid on each knee -- but figuring out how to balance work with family.

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"She works ALL the time a lot of times."
While Daniel teaches high school physics -- Michele squeezes picking up the kids at day care in between running a web site -- dedicated to help working moms deal with stress.

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"A lot of times it's 9, 10, 11 o'clock at night on the computer."
On this Labor Day weekend -- the Labor Department says American families have never had it better. Wages are rising, and the poverty rate is falling -- all are at record levels.

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"Today, in many ways, we are in fact living in a Tiger Wood's economy."

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But Tiger Woods isn't exactly middle class -- and it's the middle class that is working harder than ever before.
A study released by the Economic Policy Institute poses some troubling statistics.
While the average family's income DID GROW by 9.2 percent in the last ten years... those families worked 182 MORE hours last year than they did a decade ago. African Americans clocked 500 more hours.

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"They ARE doing better, undeniably, in terms of wages and incomes, but they're working a lot harder for it.

"The study also warns the average couple IS SPENDING more --- incurring

historic levels of household debt. Meaning most middle class families have very little left over to take advantage of the booming stock market."

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"This notion that the stock market is somehow this democratic institution raining in benefits down on the middle income families is really incorrect."

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"You don't want to be caught in a trap where you have so many bills and so many outstanding debts that you feel this tremendous pressure to work even longer or harder."
Because for families like the Carrolls, there is no room left to do that. So economists are watching all indicators...especially interest rates.... very closely. Even a slight change could offset an already delicate balance.
Lee Cowan, CBS News Washington.))


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In sports, Bobby Labonte would use some help from the rains to win the Southern 500 yesterday. Here with more is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A town exempt from a certain gun law is in the gun business today. Hillsville is hosting a gun show and flea market through the long holiday weekend. The community is the only Virginia locality exempt from a state law requiring gun show promoters to submit names and addresses of all vendors to state police and local authorities.
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Two men are under arrest after an attempted robbery in Salem. 19-year-old Vershaun Duvon Vinson, of Salem, and a 15-year-old were arrested shortly after an Exxon station was held up. They were nabbed after a citizen wrote down their license tag number.
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A new trade law is expected to ease the cost of producing fabric in the U-S. The law takes effect October first. But Dan River Incorporated still plans to open a new plant in Mexico. The Danville plant will relocate part of its equipment to Mexico in less than a year and a half.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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