[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


An overall distrust of politicians and a lack of enthusiasm at the polls--
Those issues were in the spotlight at a public hearing in Roanoke on campaign finance reform.
We'll have details.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And after years of serving patrons, a restaurant is closing at Valley View Mall.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


We've needed rain for months now... and it looks like we may be in for a good soaking for the next few days. Our Thursday forecast is next.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Join us-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.

[11Campaign-Finance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign Finance]

[***** please note there is no super for the last bite in the package.] Dwindling voter turnout and an overall distrust of politicians. Those are two issues voters at a public hearing in Roanoke last night said could be improved with campaign reform. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's an ]
[SUPER=01-Nadine Newcomb/American Association of University Women; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Koehler/American Association of University Women; :27]
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/Voter; :39]
[SUPER=@file; :51]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.]
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[in q=It's an ]

((NADINE NEWCOMB/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: IT'S AN EXCITING THING TO DO AND TO RUN FOR OFFICE, IT SHOULD BE A PLEASURE AND YOU SHOULD FEEL THAT YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE NOT BOUGHT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= were not bought.]

87- year old Nadine Newcomb was one of a half dozen residents who came out to urge members of a General Assembly subcommittee to push for campaign finance reform in Virginia. Right now-- on the state level, there is no limit on contributions.
[sot 09:57:13]
[in q=The escalating]

((KATHRYN KOEHLER: THE ESCALATING COST OF ELECTIONS AND LARGE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS HAS ALIENATED MANY WHO NO LONGER FEEL THAT THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD BY ELECTED OFFICIALS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= elected officials.]
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[sot 10:00:10]
[in q=The public ]

((BRIAN SHEPERD/VOTER: THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION THAT THEIR ELECTED LEGISLATORS ANSWER TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN IT'S CITIZENS CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO PERSIST IT'S TIME TO PUT LIMITS ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO ELIMINATE THE PERCEPTION THAT LARGE DONORS CAN BUY PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT.)) [runs13]
[out q= preferential treatment.]
This past year... lawmakers did pass measures--- requiring greater disclosure of contributions and civil penalties for

candidates who file incomplete or inaccurate reports. One person, however, argued that at least on the local level-- the paperwork is already too much.
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[i nq= They really take]

((BOB HUNT/VOTER: THEY REALLY TAKE A LOT OF THE FUN OUT OF POLITICS AND I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE IT INTERESTING MAKE IT APPEALING FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE, HOUSEWIVES, TEACHERS, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET INVOLVED.)) [runs17]
[OUT Q= to get involved.]

[TAKE SU] This was the first in a series of four public hearings scheduled around the state. The next will be held in Tidewater.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[11Open-Spaces]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC26:05]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Democrat Mark Warner says he will dedicate a portion of state taxes to preserving open spaces.
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[VO-NAT :23]


Warner says Virginia's lost 45 thousand acres of farmland each year over the last ten years.
The Governor and General Assembly had only set aside six million dollars this year to fight that -- and that fell by the wayside in this year's budget impasse.
[SUPER=403-Richmond]


In a capitol news conference yesterday, Warner said North Carolina funds open space preservation at about 60 million dollars a year.
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[SOT 15:54:11]
[IN Q=I think it is candidly a false]

((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK IT IS CANDIDLY A FALSE CHOICE, THE OLD CHOICE THAT SAID YOU WERE EITHER PRO-ENVIRONMENT OR PRO-ECONOMIC GROWTH. I THINK YOU MUST BE PRO-ENVIRONMENT IF YOU'RE GONNA REALLY ATTRACT THE RIGHT KIND OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE RIGHT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED BUSINESSES.))
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=kind of knowledge-based businesses.]
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[VO-NAT :07]


Warner also wants to make it easier to restore industrial "brownfields" in urban areas of Virginia.
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[6-Gilmore-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC08:33]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


A wide-ranging study of Virginia's tax system apparently won't be ranging as widely as some would like.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore kicked off the work of his newly appointed tax commission yesterday.
Gilmore says the commission should recommend by the end of this year new ways to fund local governments, without hurting his signature car tax cut -- or apparently considering any tax increases.
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[SOT 10:18:02]
[IN Q=Virginia has closed one decade]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIA HAS CLOSED ONE DECADE, WITHOUT A TAX INCREASE. FROM GOVERNOR WILDER TO GOVERNOR ALLEN AND THROUGH THIS ADMINISTRATION. WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ABANDONED THE OLD DOGMA IN FAVOR OF THE NEW PARADIGM. A PARADIGM THAT REQUIRES GOVERNMENT TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT IN THE WAY THAT IT SPENDS PEOPLE'S MONEY.))
[SOT 10:18:29]

((NOT MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE WAY IT SEIZES MONEY.))
[sot 10:42:34]

((WHAT I HEARD TODAY WAS NO NEW TAXES. JIM CAMPBELL/VIRGINIA ASSOC. OF COUNTIES: I HEARD A SIMILAR THING ABOUT NO NEW TAXES, AND CERTAINLY THAT HAS BEEN THE BATTLE CRY FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. THAT IS FINE. SO LONG AS THE CITIZENS ALSO TELL US WHAT SERVICES THEY WANT TO DELETE. BECAUSE GOVERNMENT SERVICES DO COST.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Campbell/Virginia Association of Counties; :25]
[RUNS=:44]
[OUT Q=because government services do cost.]
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[VO-NAT :12]


The commission is expected to look at issues like whether some portion of the state income tax should go directly to cities and counties.
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[11Spinnakers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:06:23]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


A restaurant in Valley View Mall is closing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The national chain of Spinnaker's Restaurants is closing its doors after the Nashville-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move means 45 full- and- part time employees will lose their jobs at the Roanoke location, as soon as the restaurant can close its lease with the mall.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Sources say a private company bought the Radford Spinnaker's, and plans to keep that one open.

[11Haleos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC27:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Layoffs for some at a Blacksburg fiber optic company may mean opportunity for others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

On Tuesday, Haleos (HAY-lee-ohss) laid off 22 of its 200 employees. The company says it's relying more on automated machines. But Haleos officials say they're now hiring experienced engineers to meet the changes.
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[WY-Wildfire]


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


Hundreds of people have fled their homes in Wyoming as a wildfire burns out of control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jackson Hole, WY;]


The "Green Knoll Fire" has already burned nearly 14- hundred acres in the mountain resort community.
About 400 people were ordered out when flames moved to within a-half mile of one of the homes.
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[SOT 3:03:18 ]
[IN Q=I saw the ]

((SUZANNE HARRIS/EVACUATED RESIDENT: I SAW THE FIRE AND IT'S JUST TERRIFYING. I LOOKED OUT MY FRONT DOOR AND THERE'S THIS HUGE ORANGE CLOUD AND ASHES COMING OUT AND YES I DO FEEL THE HOUSE IS THREATENED.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Harris/Evacuated Resident;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=is threatened.]
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[VO-NAT]


Forest service officials say 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts are fanning the flames.
Nearly a thousand firefighters are battling the blaze.
Meanwhile, many of the rich and famous have addresses in the Jackson Hole area.
Among them are Vice President Cheney and actors Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock.
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[China-Scholar]


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


China is releasing two American scholars who were convicted of spying for Taiwan.
This should improve diplomatic relations this weekend, when Secretary of State Colin Powell is scheduled to visit Beijing.
The announcement of the two paroles comes just a day after a Chinese-born American business professor was deported from China for spying.


[11NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:43:51]
[GRAPHIC=NS Earnings]


In business news this morning, Norfolk Southern's earnings got a boost thanks to the high cost of NATURAL GAS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


N-S reports an 8-percent rise in the second quarter- as "high natural gas" costs increased demand for coal.
The company cites a decline in coal exports and the slowdown of shipments as partial reasons for last year's layoffs.
N-S says its 107- million dollar income was also padded by the sale of oil and gas assets.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, Wall Street has enjoyed a mid-week bounce, as buyers flooded the market yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

(((on cam) THE BUYERS RETURNED TO WALL STREET AFTER THREE DAYS OF SHARP SELLING.. BUT WILL THEY STICK AROUND .. A FRESH BATCH OF EARNINGS REPORTS COULD SET THE TONE TODAY...
(graphic)

FIRST UP .. COMPAQ COMPUTER HIT ITS NUMBER WITH A PROFIT OF 4 CENTS A SHARE.. BUT SALES DISAPPOINTED AND COMPAQ LOWERED ITS PROFIT GUIDANCE FOR THE CURRENT QTR.
(graphic glw)

FIBER OPTICS COMPANY CORNING POSTED PROFIT OF 9 CENTS A SHARE.. A FULL 9 CENTS BELOW ESTIMATES AND SAID THE SHORT TERM OUTLOOK REMAINS TURBULENT
(graphic)hal

AND THE OIL SERVICE GIANT HALLIBURTON WOWED WALL STREET WITH A 175 PERCENT JUMP IN PROFITS WE ALSO GET TWO KEY ECONOMIC REPORTS - THE EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX AND DURABLE GOODS ORDERS FOR JUNE...
(on cam)

ON WALL STREET BARGAIN HUNTERS GOT BUSY AFTER A STRING OF DOWN DAYS..
(graphic)

THE DOW CLIMBED 163 POINTS
(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED ABOUT 25
(graphic)

STRUGGLING LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES BOUNCED BACK AFTER A LEHMAN BROTHERS ANALYST UPGRADED THE STOCK TO A STRONG BUY.
(graphic)

NOT EVEN MARTHA STEWART IS IMMUNE TO THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN. HER LIVING OMNIMEDIA COMPANY SAW PROFIT FALL 13 PERCENT AND WARNED THAT EARNINGS FOR THE YEAR WILL MISS THE MARK.
(on cam)

HOUSING REMAINS A BRIGHT SPOT IN THIS BLEAK ECONOMY.
(graphic)

HOME RESALES DIPPED 6 TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN JUNE BUT STILL REMAINED STRONG THANKS TO ATTRACTIVE MORTGAGE RATES.
(on cam)

AND PRICES MAY BE GOING UP AT THE GAS PUMP AFTER OPEC AGREED TO CUT PRODUCTION BY A MILLION BARRELS A DAY BEGINNING SEPTEMBER FIRST TO BOOST PRICES.
(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM - AT THE NASDAQ,
(on cam)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire broke out at a Roanoke church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened at the Church of the Holy Spirit yesterday.
Flames broke out in a room on the second floor-
The blaze caused smoke damage inside the church and sanctuary...
There is also water and structural damage in the first floor lobby.
No word on the cause.
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[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC12:48]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

The F-B-I and Blacksburg police are looking for a man who robbed a bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Authorities say the lone suspect held up the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route-460. A source tells News 7 a "masked man" carrying a gun robbed a teller just before four yesterday afternoon. Police say he was last seen running toward Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital.
He's described as a white male with dark hair... about "five- feet- six" to "five- feet- nine" inches tall and weighs about 180 to 200 pounds.
He was wearing a dark blue nylon jogging suit with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Blacksburg Police or the F-B-I.
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[5-Website]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-09 45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check,
A new website is making it easier for patients to make background checks on Virginia doctors.
The site is called "V-A Healthproviders -dot -com" and it's put out by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Virginia doctors are now required by law to submit information that will be used for this site. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, it focuses on doctors of medicine, osteopathy, and podiatry.
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[IN Q=Checking out your doctor]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Geoff Harter/Medical Society of Virginia; :13]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
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[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Checking out your doctor --before he or she does a check-up on you is now as easy as going to your computer.
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[IN Q=If you're interested in quality you]

((IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN QUALITY YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND IS, WHERE THEIR TRAINING WAS, HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN IN PRACTICE, WHETHER OR NOT THERE HAVE BEEN ANY MALPRACTICE SUITS SETTLED AGAINST THEM)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=against them]


The site was a result of a laws implemented the General Assembly.
But one thing is still under consideration. Should allegations of malpractice or pending lawsuits against the doctor be posted on the page?
Dr. Geoff Harter-- the chairman of legislative committee for the Medical Society of Virginia-says that should never happen.
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[SOT5:57]
[IN Q=To just include information regarding]

((TO JUST INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING ALLEGATIONS IS NOT SERVING THE PUBLIC IT COULD UNFAIRLY, UNJUSTLY DAMAGE SOMEONE'S REPUTATION )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=someone reputation]


But what you can find is information on malpractice suits that have been SETTLED against the practitioner over the past 10 years.
Harter says you should still be careful not to exclude a doctor solely for that reason.
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[SOT3:40]
[IN Q=In our area since the hospitals, memorial]

(( IN OUR AREA SINCE THE HOSPITALS MEMORIAL AND COMMUNITY BOTH TAKE CARE OF VERY COMPLEX PATIENTS --IT MAY BE IN OUR AREA IN COMPARISON TO A SMALLER TOWN IT MAY BE MORE LIKELY TO FIND PHYSICIAN THAT HAVE MALPRACTICE SUITS AGAINST THEM ))
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[OUT Q=suits against them]

I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


This is just phase one of the project. In phase II the Board will determine if felony convictions will be required. So far, about 90 percent of doctors have filed. The goal is to have about 31-thousand Virginia practitioners on file.

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[Take FS Pinnacle]
For a link to that website you can click on our webpage at wdbj-7-dot-com.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)

News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]

[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A raging wildfire is forcing hundreds of residents out of their homes in a mountain resort town in Wyoming.
Nearly 14- hundred acres are charred.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Martinsville attorney will spend the next year and a half behind bars for failing to file tax returns.
The I-R-S says Ricky Young's failure to file meant a net loss of 92-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


and good news for the family of a Radford boy who suffers from a rare medical condition.
Doctors have found a good bone marrow match that would greatly improve Henry Moore's chance of survival.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, July 26th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-WY-Wildfire]


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


A wildfire is threatening homes in Wyoming-- mandatory evacuations are under way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jackson Hole, WY;]


The "Green Knoll Fire" has already burned nearly 14- hundred acres in the mountain resort community.
About 400 people were ordered out when flames moved to within a-half mile of one of the homes.
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[SOT 3:03:18 ]
[IN Q=I saw the ]

((SUZANNE HARRIS/EVACUATED RESIDENT: I SAW THE FIRE AND IT'S JUST TERRIFYING. I LOOKED OUT MY FRONT DOOR AND THERE'S THIS HUGE ORANGE CLOUD AND ASHES COMING OUT AND YES I DO FEEL THE HOUSE IS THREATENED.))
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Harris/Evacuated Resident;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=is threatened.]
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[VO-NAT]


Forest service officials say 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts are fanning the flames.
Nearly a thousand firefighters are battling the blaze.
Meanwhile, many of the rich and famous have addresses in the Jackson Hole area.
Among them are Vice President Cheney and actors Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock.
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[Brazill]


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


A teenager finds out later this morning how long he'll spend behind bars for killing his teacher.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Nathaniel Brazill was only 14 years old when he shot and killed his English teacher.
He was tried as an adult, and found guilty of second degree murder.
Brazill faces a sentence of up to 25 years, to life.
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[11Young]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-45]
[GRAPHIC=Young]

He says he may not have taken the government's case against him seriously enough, and now Rickey Young is going to prison for failing to file tax returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 48-year old lawyer from Martinsville will spend a year and a half in prison.
He says his accountant advised him not to file a return, because the government was investigating him.
The I-R-S says Young's failure to file meant a net loss of 92-thousand dollars. He plans to appeal the conviction.
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[11Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC36:52]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


The way tobacco farmers sell their product is changing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Yesterday marked the first time tobacco companies bypassed the auction system by buying directly from growers.
Supporters say a contract system will provide a fair price and save farmers money by eliminating warehouse fees.
Critics fear the system will leave farmers at the mercy of big tobacco.
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[SOT 59:02]
[IN Q=They're going to tell what it]

((JERRY CRADDOCK/TOBACCO FARMER: THEY'RE GOING TO TELL WHAT IT GRADES AND WHAT IT BRINGS RIGHT THERE. THAT'S JUST THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPANY. THIS WAY YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT IN IT GRADING IT FOR YOU, THEY TRY TO KEEP IT 1/2 WAY STRAIGHT.)) ((BOBBY WILKERSON/TOBACCO FARMER: ITS JUST SOMETHING THAT'S COME ABOUT THAT WE SAW AS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAD TO DO IT. THIS IS HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS LEADING RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Craddock/Tobacco Farmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Wilkerson/Contract Tobacco Farmer; :13]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=is leading right now]
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[VO-NAT]


More than seventy five percent of growers decided to go with the contract system this year.
As a result, only two auction warehouses remain open in Danville.
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[11Baby-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=501-10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some promising news for the family of a Radford toddler suffering from a rare medical condition.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Henry Moore was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. A perfect marrow match would meet all six requirements. Doctors have still NOT found that, however they recently found a five out of six match which would greatly improve Henry's chance of survival with a transplant. This news could not come at a better time for the Moore family.
(-------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[ss=None]

The couple is expecting a second baby boy in November-- but the child is NOT a perfect marrow match for Henry. However, they do know the new baby does not suffer from the same condition as Henry.

[AMAlta-Vista]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am/noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 tc:1:02:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Lane Furniture is turning the tables on a town that was built around it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


Altavista Mayor Rudy Burgess is dreading the day Lane Furniture closes its doors.
The company announced last month it would be closing facilities in Altavista and Rocky Mount, and laying off more than a thousand people by December.
Burgess says his town would have never be built without the Lane Family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I They have served]

((RUDY BURGESS: THEY HAVE SERVED A REAL PURPOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND RAISED THEIR FAMILIES HERE, BOUGHT HOMES. IT'S A REAL HURT, IT HURTS US THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rudy Burgess/Mayor of Altavista]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=question about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burgess is not about to give up.
A new shell building courtesy of the town has just been completed, and Burgess says its waiting for a new occupier.
(++++++++++)
[GRAPHIC=TAKE FS TURNING THE TABLES GRAPHIC 4606]


News 7's Business reporter Jennifer Miele will bring you more on that story in part four of her series, "Turning the Tables," tonight at six.
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[11Biomed]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:07:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carilion Biomedical Institute is already turning out products even though it hasn't been built yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


C-B-I's President said yesterday three new products will hit the market by year's end.
One, designed at a local college, is a walker with a sensor that will prevent patients from running into walls.
All those new products need to be patented, and that business is being done in the New River Valley.
Two attorneys there have been hired to take care of that.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IT IS A CUTTING EDGE]

((MIKE DRZAL/ATTORNEY; IT IS A CUTTING EDGE WAY TO BRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF BUSINESS INTO THIS AREA WHICH IS BASED ON PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND KNOWLEDGE BASED INDUSTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Drzal/Attorney]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=based industry.]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans for the Biomedical Institute have expanded... it's now a 250 million dollar, 110 acre project that will stretch from Roanoke Memorial to Community Hospital.
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[Planet-Apes]


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


One of the most anticipated films of the summer opens in theatres tomorrow.
Mark Wahlberg stars in "Planet of the Apes".
But make no mistake-- this is NOT a re-make of the 19-68 classic.
Chris Lawrence explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tim Burton/Director; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Hollywood.]

((

Natsot

10609 One day they will tell a story and some will say it is a fairy tale

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The story is basically the same. A human from Earth crash lands his spaceship on a planet ruled by apes. He only wants to get home but is drawn instead into a war.
There is no Colonel George Taylor, the role made famous by Charlton Heston... enter in a big way U.S. Air
Force pilot Captain Leo Davidson==Mark Wahlberg. .



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Wahlberg ----says he was scared Director Tim Burton

would force him to wear a loin cloth too.

Sot 85137 Thank God Tim had no interest in seeing me in one.

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But he did peg a swimsuit model Estella warren for the role of Daena--one of the two love interests of the plot.

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The other one--Helena Bonham Carter--underwent hours of makeup to be transformed into Ari an ape human activists.


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Despite the love triangle, reminiscent of the original film, this Planet of the Apes is very different, The studio wasn t interested in a remake and neither was Burton.

61245 Super: Tim Burton/Director It makes me look at humanity-things from a different angle. You know how we treat each other 00how we treat different cultures. Races. Animals in relation to ourselves.

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(Track) The box office will tell if the audience gets his message. Chris Lawrence, CBS News Hollywood.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Nearly half dozen people attended a public hearing in Roanoke last night to urge members of a General Assembly subcommittee to push for campaign finance reform in Virginia. Right now-- on the state level, there is no limit on contributions.
This past year... lawmakers did pass measures--- requiring greater disclosure of contributions and civil penalties for

candidates who file incomplete or inaccurate reports.
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Authorities are looking for a man who robbed the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460.
A source tells News 7 a "masked man" carrying a gun robbed a teller just before four yesterday afternoon. Police say he was last seen running toward Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Blacksburg Police or the F-B-I.

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The national chain of Spinnaker's Restaurants is closing its doors after the Nashville-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move means 45 full- and- part time employees will lose their jobs at the Roanoke location, as soon as the restaurant can close its lease with the mall. Sources say a private company bought the Radford Spinnaker's, and plans to keep that one open.

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