[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


UP next on News 7--
More trouble from from Saddam Hussein after two Iraqi planes attempt to shoot down an un- manned American reconnaissance aircraft.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Wachovia plans to sell dozens of bank branches if the merger with First Union goes through.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin.

[Spy-Plane]


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


President Bush says the U-S and its allies plan to continue to keep up the pressure on Iraq.
This after the Iraqis attempted to shoot down an American surveillance plane.
David Martin reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=04-CBS News Animation; :30]
[SUPER=01-Craig Quigley/Pentagon Spokesperson; :45]
[SUPER=01-David Martin/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=David Martin, CBS News, the Pentagon.]

((
NARR: TWO IRAQI MIGS FLEW 40 MILES INTO THE SOUTHERN NO-FLY ZONE IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO SHOOT DOWN AN UNMANNED AMERICAN RECONNAISSANCE DRONE. THEY RETREATED WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT, BUT IT WAS THE THIRD ATTEMPT IN LESS THAN A WEEK TO SHOOT DOWN A SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT. SADDAM HUSSEIN SEEMS ONCE AGAIN ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH A PRESIDENT NAMED BUSH.

SOT BUSH: THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS STILL A MENACE AND

A PROBLEM AND THE UNITED STATES AND OUR ALLIES MUST PUT THE PRESSURE ON HIM.
GRAPHICS IN NARR: THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS STILL ANALYZING AN INCIDENT EARLIER THIS WEEK IN WHICH A U-2 SPY PLANE PATROLLING OVER SOUTHERN IRAQ WAS ALMOST HIT BY A SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE. THAT CLOSE CALL CAME JUST DAYS AFTER GRAPHICS OUT
A NAVY RADAR PLANE OPERATING OVER KUWAIT REPORTED BEING FIRED ON BY AN IRAQI MISSILE.

SOT QUIGLEY: THAT WAS IN THE SOVEREIGN AIR SPACE OF ANOTHER NATION . .

.AND THAT'S A RECKLESS AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR THAT WE ALL CONDEMN.
ON CAM: BUT WHAT IS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? THE PENTAGON IS DRAFTING PLANS FOR A RETALIATORY STRIKE, BUT BEFORE ANY ORDERS ARE GIVEN SENIOR OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T REPEAT THE MISTAKES OF THE LAST MAJOR ATTACK AGAINST IRAQ.
GRAPHICS IN NARR: LAST FEBRUARY THE U.S. HIT A NETWORK OF AIR DEFENSE RADARS AND COMMAND CENTERS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD. GRAPHICS OUT
THE STRIKE WAS UNPOPULAR WITH AMERICA'S ARAB ALLIES AND WAS NOT VERY EFFECTIVE SINCE MANY OF THE PRECISON GUIDED WEAPONS MISSED THEIR TARGETS. IRAQ HAS ALREADY REBUILT MOST OF THE NETWORK.

SOT QUIGLEY: IT HAS LARGELY BEEN RECONSTITUTED. AS WE SAID AT THE TIME,

THIS WAS NOT GOING TO BE A PERMANENT IMPACT.
NARR UNTIL THERE IS A PERMANENT IMPACT, SADDAM WILL NO DOUBT KEEP TRYING EVERY WAY HE CAN TO SHOOT DOWN AN AMERICAN PLANE.
DM, CBS NEWS, THE PENTAGON

))[11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC37:58]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia/First Union]


Wachovia has announced it will sell 38 of its branches if the merger with First Union goes through... nine of those branches are in our area.
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[VO-NAT]


The branches include those at Towers Mall, Franklin Plaza, Crossroads Mall, Cave Spring, 460 East and West Salem.
Other area branches slated for sale include Bedford, Hardy and Chilhowie.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


No buyers have been identified yet, but the company says it's likely that even though ALL of the banks will change hands they will remain open.
Wachovia says once buyers are identified, customers will begin to receive information about the process... but do NOT need to do anything at this time.
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[11Vitramon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Vishay Plant Closing]


A Roanoke company says it will now close just one week after it said it would stay in business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Vishay Vitramon announced yesterday it will close by the end of March.
Employees say 71 of the plant's 300 workers were laid off yesterday.... more cuts are expected in September and February.
Vishay Vitramon is a multi-billion dollar electronic parts manufacturer.
The company blames the cutbacks on the slow economy.
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[11WDBJ-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


The television business is also feeling the effects of the struggling economy.
WDBJ-7 announced a workforce reduction yesterday, including layoffs and early retirement buyouts.
The exact number of employees affected will depend on the number of people accepting early retirement.
General Manager Bob Lee blames the cutbacks on declining national advertising revenue.

[11Jamboree-Lightning]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two boy scouts attending the National Jamboree at Virginia's "Fort A-P Hill" were struck by lightning yesterday afternoon.
They're in satisfactory condition at a Fredericksburg hospital.
Their names are not being released.

[11Truckers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC23:22]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Safety]


Some professional truck drivers are focusing on safety. They're hoping to teach other drivers a lesson about sharing the road.
Yesterday, the drivers put on a demonstration in Roanoke County to help other motorists maneuver now that more and more trucks are on I-81.
Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Fed Ex driver]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Nehring/Truck Driver; :36]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :52]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke County.]

(( Fed Ex driver Don Nehring (NEAR-ing) has spent 28 years and driven more than 2-million miles without an accident.
Now, he travels around the country, teaching motorists how to share the road more safely with an increasing number of tractor-trailers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT covered 8:59 - :9:07]

(( SEE, THIS IS THE BLIND SPOT I WAS TALKING ABOUT, SEE THESE PEOPLE COMING IN FROM THE RIGHT? HE'S GOT A BIG VEHICLE, BUT YOU CAN SNEAK ONE IN IN A SITUATION JUST LIKE THAT. )) [RUNS:08]
The American Trucking Association estimates that 71-percent of all fatalities involving both trucks and cars are initiated by car drivers.
In Virginia last year, there were 110 fatal crashes involving trucks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:39 - :52]

((DON NEHRING/TRUCK DRIVER: IF I COULD TAKE ONE THING AND TEACH THE MOTORING PUBLIC... IF THEY CANNOT SEE THE DRIVER ON EITHER SIDE OF THE TRUCK, HE CANNOT SEE THEM. IF THEY ARE IN THAT POSITION, THEY ARE IN A BLIND SPOT FOR ME. )) [RUNS:12]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 37:09 - :23] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE BLIND SPOTS FOR THESE TRUCKS ARE SO VAST THAT THE DRIVER OF THIS TRUCK ACTUALLY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SEE THIS SCHOOL BUS. THAT'S WHY TRUCKERS ARE REMINDING MOTORISTS OF THIS AREA CALLED THE "NO ZONE," WHERE NO CARS CAN BE SEEN. MORE THAN 35 PERCENT OF ALL FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS HAPPEN RIGHT HERE.)) [RUNS:14]
Nehring says many could be prevented if motorists just followed the 4-second rule.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:44 - 14:02]

((DON NEHRING: THE WAY I DO IT IS I FIND A FIXED OBJECT ON THE ROAD LIKE THIS SIGN. WHEN HE GOES BY THAT, I'LL GO 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005. I HAVE A 5-SECOND FOLLOWING DISTANCE. THIS VEHICLE JUST TOOK IT AWAY BY CUTTING IN FRONT OF ME, SO NOW I HAVE TO BACK OFF AGAIN. )) [RUNS:20]
Truckers may own the roads, but they say that by sitting in this cab, motorists can learn a thing or two about sharing it more safely. Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke County.))

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, both the Dow and Nasdaq posted gains for the second straight day despite news of profit warnings and more layoffs.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

(((on cam) STOCKS CLAWED THEIR WAY BACK INTO THE PLUS COLUMN AS INVESTORS SHRUGGED THEIR SHOULDERS AT NEWS OF MORE LAYOFFS AND BAD EARNINGS
(graphic)

THE DOW ERASED AN EARLY LOSS TO RISE 50 POINTS
(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ CLIMBED ABOUT 38
(graphic)

THE STANDOUT PERFORMERS INCLUDED LOCKHEED MARTIN.. THE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR SAW PROFITS CLIMB 29 PRECENT AND RAISED ITS OUTLOOK FOR THIS YEAR AND NEXT.
(graphic)

HEWLETT PACKARD WAS THE EXCEPTION THE P-C AND PRINTER MAKER ISSUED A PROFIT WARNING AND SAID IT WILL SHAVE 6-THOUSAND JOBS - ITS BIGGEST ROUND OF JOB CUTS EVER.
(on cam)

AFTER THE BELL.. THE FIBER OPTICS COMPANY JDS UNIPHASE SAID IT LOST MORE MONEY THAN EXPECTED AND WILL LAYOFF 16-THOUSAND WORKERS TO BECOME PROFITABLE AGAIN. IT'S THIRD MAJOR DOWNSIZING THIS YEAR.
(graphic)

C-V-S pulled a corporate no-no by spilling details of its future earnings to a big investor. THE No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain quickly fessed up to its indiscretion. THE COMPANY SAID it inadvertently gave an earnings forecast to an institutional investor late on Wednesday and issued a news release before the start of trading on Thursday morning to tell investors at large 2002 profits might not be as good as expected.
(on cam)

WE GET ANOTHER READING ON THE HEALTH OF THE ECONOMY LATER TODAY .. THE GOVT RELEASES ESTIMATES ON SECOND QTR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCE.. WE ALSO GET NEW HOME SALES NUMBERS FOR JUNE AND A REPORT ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.
(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]

[11Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=Car tax]


It's now up to Richmond judge to decide whether Governor Jim Gilmore broke the law -- and whether he should freeze the car tax cut at last year's level.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :06]


But the state argued on the Governor's behalf yesterday that the "car tax cut lawsuit" should be thrown out.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They don't like the fact]
[sot tape 15:14:35 ]

((BILL HURD/VIRGINIA SOLICITOR GENERAL: THEY DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT THE GOVERNOR FOUND A WAY TO HAVE ENOUGH REVENUE TO MEET THE CAR TAX CUT AND DO EVERYTHING ELSE VIRGINIA NEEDED TO.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Virginia Solicitor General; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=everything else Virginia needed to.]
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


While local Republicans protested outside, lawyers for two state senators and a panel of northern Virginia businessmen made their case against the Gilmore administration.
They say the Governor used "phony numbers" last December, to keep the "car tax cut law trigger" from freezing the tax phase-out.
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[SOT tape 15:20:23 ]
[IN Q=I think that he abused]

((GRAYSON HANES/ATTORNEY: I THINK THAT HE ABUSED HIS DISCRETION AT LEAST. You actually said he used phony numbers. HE DID. HE HAD OTHER NUMBERS WE WILL PROVE THAT HE DID NOT PRESENT TO EITHER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL. Were they inaccurate or simply outdated? OUTDATED AND THEREFORE THEY WERE INACCURATE.))
[SUPER=01-Grayson Hanes/Senators' Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and therefore they were inaccurate.]
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Richmond Circuit Court Judge Theodore Markow asked at one point if the Governor could use a "panel of Ouija board advisors" or use "numbers he pulled out of the sky."
He's expected to rule in a matter of days.
If he allows it to go to trial, that trial would be in October.

[11Earley-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC44:14]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Car Tax]


The car tax is already getting high-level political attention in the race for governor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Washington, DC;]


President Bush invited Republican candidate Mark Earley to the White House yesterday, where the president praised Earley for supporting a complete car tax phase-out next year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=So it was]

((MARK EARLEY/REP. CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; SO IT WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT, WE APPRECIATE HIS SUPPORT. AS WELL AS THAT OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT WHO WAS THERE AND IT WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY AND WE APPRECIATE HIS COMMITMENT TO VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=commitment to Virginia.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Campaign 2001]


Democrats see the meeting differently.
The party's state chairman says the White House visit may have made for a great photo-op, but disguises what he calls Earley's contradictory positions on cutting the car tax since it was first proposed.

[5-Senior-Care]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-04 33:12]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, The challenge of caring for an elderly parent can sometimes be overwhelming for family members. But one local company is making it easier for primary caregivers to take a break. It's called respite care. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, families can have a caregiver come to their home for as little as three hours up 24 hours a day.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For Helen Powell]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;00]
[SUPER=07-Helen Powell;09]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Head/Home Instead;27]
[SUPER=01-Esther Ward/Caregiver;1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
For Helen Powell taking care of her father Stanley is a full-time job, 24 hours a day .
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:44]
[IN Q=I feel like the time he spent brining]

((HELEN POWELL: I FEEL LIKE THE TIME HE SPENT BRINGING MY SISTER AND I UP I OWE HIM EVERY BIT OF THIS TIME THAT I SPEND WITH HIM NOW)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=with now]

Powell realized that although she wanted to always be there for her father --at times she needs a break.
And that's where Home Instead stepped-in.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT3:10]
[IN Q=We are specifically a non-medical service]

((BETSY HEAD/HOME INSTEAD: WE ARE SPECIFICALLY A NON-MEDICAL SERVICE, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND PROVIDE NURSING CARE --WHAT WE CAN DO IS PROVIDE COMPANIONSHIP, MEAL PREPARTION, LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING, LAUNDRY, ERRANDS, AND INCIDENTAL TRANSPORTATION SUCH AS TO A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=to a doctor's appointment]


Esther Ward or another caregiver with the company comes to the house once a week for several hours --giving Powell a chance to get away and clear her mind.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:25]
[IN Q=It's really important because]

((HELEN POWELL: IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE.I FIND THAT IF DON'T HAVE THAT BREAK --BECAUSE I DID DO THAT FOR AWHILE THINKING I CAN HANDLE IT BY MYSELF --THEN I START GETTING ANCY AND GUESS AGGRAVATED ENOUGH WHERE IT'S PROBLALY ALL OVER MY FACE AND HE DOESN'T NEED THAT )) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=and doesn't need that]


Ward says knowing she is making life easier for families makes it even more rewarding.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT28:48]
[IN Q=When she comes back she's much happier]

((ESTHER WARD: WHEN SHE COMES BACK SHE'S MUCH HAPPIER AND I LIKE THAT , I'M BLESSED THAT I' M ABLE TO COME IN THERE AND GIVE HER THAT RELEASE IF IT'S ONLY FOR A FEW HOURS)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=for a few hours]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=hold]


The cost for a caregiver ranges from 11-50 to 16-50 an hour.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[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]


Republicans in Radford choose their man to fight for the Seventh district House of Delegates' seat in the November election.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


If a proposed merger goes through with First Union, Wachovia says it will sell 38 of its branches.
No buyers have been identified yet, but Wachovia says it's likely all of the banks will remain open.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And more eruptions are possible for a volcano in the central Philippines.
Scientists say the volcano sent a fountain of lava 200- feet into the air.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, July 27th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[11Nutter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:13:01]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The fights over Virginia's redrawn legislative districts are winding down, but now Candidates are gearing up for November's battle to fill those seats.
Last night, Republicans picked their man to fight for the Seventh district House of Delegates seat. Richard Lesko has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=403-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=401-Dave Nutter/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :27]
[SUPER=420-Richard Lesko/rlesko*wdbj7.com; :58]
[SUPER=404-File Tape; 1:01 (HOT CHANGE)]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Radford.]

((In the end it wasn't even close. At a mass meeting in Radford for seventh district Republicans, Montgomery County resident Dave Nutter won the nomination for the General Assembly. Nutter, the media relations director for Virginia Tech defeated Jim Jones, a man who founded the largest private ambulance service in Virginia, and who made an unsuccessful run for the state Senate in 1999. Nutter says competition was good for the party and his campaign.

(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 1:55:36]
[NQ=You always wish...]
[OUTQ=really motivated]
[RUNS= 9]

Nutter adds even though he did face republican competition for the nomination, the race is now republicans against democrats, and not an internal fight.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT-10:55:55]
[INQ=We've all known each other]
[OUTQ=as we head on to victory]
[RUNS= 10]

The seventh district includes the City of Radford, and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski Counties. Democrat Benny Keister currently holds the seat but redistricting forced him into the neighboring 6th district. Democrats are scheduled to pick their candidate this weekend
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 10:58:16]
[INQ=Whoever that maybe...]
[OUTQ=that's the message I'm going to carry]
[RUNS= 8]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Radford.))

[2-11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC37:58]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia/First Union]


If the merger with First Union goes through, Wachovia says it will sell 38 of its branches. That includes nine in our area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The branches include those at Towers Mall, Franklin Plaza, Crossroads Mall, Cave Spring, 460 East and West Salem.
Other area branches slated for sale include Bedford, Hardy and Chilhowie.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


No buyers have been identified yet, but the company says it's likely that even though ALL of the banks will change hands they will remain open.
Wachovia says once buyers are identified, customers will begin to receive information about the process... but do NOT need to do anything at this time.
(------------)



[2-11WDBJ-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


The struggling economy is having an impact on the television business.
WDBJ-7 announced a workforce reduction yesterday, including layoffs and early retirement buyouts.
The exact number of employees affected will depend on the number of people accepting early retirement.
General Manager Bob Lee blames the cutbacks on declining national advertising revenue.

[AMCooper-Wood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 tc:01:01:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Slowing furniture sales aren't stopping a local wood products company from getting down to business.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Cooper Wood Products in Franklin County supplies wood products to furniture companies like Lane, Stanley, and Bassett.
When things slow down for those companies, things slow down for Cooper. That's why Cooper is taking matters into its own hands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Then we're looking]

[08:0022] ((THEN WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME OTHER ITEMS THAT WOULD INCLUDE SOME PARTS OF THE STAIR PART INDUSTRY AS WELL AS SOME OTHER THINGS LIKE CABINET COMPONENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Harman/Cooper Wood Products]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=cabinet components.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


We'll tell you what else Cooper Wood is doing to stay ahead of the game...
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FS BOARD 4606 ESSC]
When Jennifer Miele presents part five of her series "Turning the Tables," tonight on News 7 at 6.
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[WY-Wildfires]


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


In national news--
The winds are a bit lighter in western Wyoming, where a wildfire is still threatening homes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jackson, WY;]


So far, none of the homes has burned.
About 25- hundred acres have burned.
Firefighters have managed to only contain about 10- percent of the blaze.
Crews spent yesterday spraying foam onto the roofs of homes, in hopes of preventing them from catching fire.
Also yesterday afternoon, emergency officials ordered voluntary evacuations for more homeowners.
Those come after Wednesday's mandatory evacuations.
(------------)


[Philipines-Volcano]


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


Experts warn there could be more eruptions a day after a volcano comes alive the central Philippines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Legazpi, Philippines;]


The Mayon volcano has erupted for the second time in a month.
It's forced thousands to flee their homes, and closed the airport in the capital of (lay-GAH-spee) Legazpi.
Scientists say the volcano sent a fountain of lava 200- feet into the air.
Witnesses say this latest eruption appears more violent than the one last month that forced the evacuations of 50- thousand people.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE][Mt-Etna]


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

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Nicolosi, Sicily;]


In Italy, Mount Etna is still erupting.
A fast- moving stream of lava destroyed part of a ski lift overnight, as it made its way down the mountain.
Officials say the tourist area near the lift appears safe, at least for now.
The military sent in a convoy of bulldozers to try and re-route the direction of the lava flow, but it's moving so quickly they're are finding it hard to keep up the pace.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Desk]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
(I'll ad lib intro)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jeep 101]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Moses Ludell/Author Jeep Owners Bible; :25]
[RUNS=2:52]
[OUT Q=the back country.]


[Steve Live]

[SUPER=16-(800) 789-JEEP/Camp Jeep Information;]




(ad lib toss to bump)

[Streaming Video] [BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Camp Jeep))


[Brazill]


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


Today a Florida teen finds out how long he'll spend behind bars for killing his teacher.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]


14- year- old Nathaniel Brazill took the stand yesterday at his sentencing hearing, showing little emotion.
Brazill could get 25 years to life in prison.
In May, jurors convicted him of second degree murder for the shooting death of his teacher, Barry Grunow.
Defense attorneys argued the shooting was an accident, despite surveillance video that shows Brazill committing the murder.
(------------)


[11Melrose-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:44:43]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Authorities have arrested another teenager for an armed robbery and related murder in Roanoke about three weeks ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 10]

Ryan Fischer was killed and Ben Chastang's car and jewelry were stolen July 10th, though the vehicle was later recovered in Ohio. A 19- year old suspect was charged in Akron last week.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Wednesday night Roanoke police charged a 17-year old from Northwest Roanoke with robbery. So far, NO murder charges have been filed in the case.

[11Modi]


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A husband and wife team of physicians in Buchanan County has been named in a massive federal indictment alleging a multi- million dollar racketeering scheme.
The government claims Doctors Vinod and Kailas Modi unlawfully dispensed prescription drugs through their Miners Medical Clinic in Oakwood.
The indictment charges the Modi's with defrauding Medicare and the Black Lung program.
The couple stands to lose up to 13 million dollars in assets acquired since 1987.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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At a mass meeting last night in Radford for seventh district Republicans, Montgomery County resident Dave Nutter won the nomination for the General Assembly. Nutter is the media relations director for Virginia Tech. He defeated Jim Jones who made an unsuccessful run for the state Senate in 1999. Democrats are scheduled to pick their candidate this weekend.
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Wachovia has announced it will sell nine local branches if the merger with First Union goes through.
The branches include those at Towers Mall, Franklin Plaza, Crossroads Mall, Cave Spring, 460 East and West Salem.
Other area branches slated for sale include Bedford, Hardy and Chilhowie.
No buyers have been identified yet, but the company says it's likely that even though ALL of the banks will change hands they will remain open.
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A Roanoke company says it will now close just one week after it said it would stay in business.
Vishay Vitramon announced yesterday it will close by the end of March.
Employees say 71 of the plant's 300 workers were laid off yesterday.... more cuts are expected in September and February.
The company blames the cutbacks on the slow economy.

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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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