[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A six-year-old New York boy dies during a routine M-R-I exam.
Now, state health officials are looking into whether the hospital broke any rules.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And authorities are searching for two teenaged girls who are missing from the Presbyterian Children's Home in Wytheville.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more, coming up next on News 7 Mornin.

[MRI-Death]


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


A six-year-old boy from New York is dead after an accident inside an M-R-I machine.
State officials are investigating the incident--
Now the hospital has a lot of explaining to do.
Kirstin Cole has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=On Friday,]
[SUPER=03-Valhalla, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Steve Yaron/Radiologist; :23]
[SUPER=01-Kirstin Cole/Reporting; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Cole, CBS News, Valhalla, NY.]

(( ON FRIDAY...A SIX YEAR OLD BOY WAS AT WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER UNDERGOING SURGERY. THEN...DURING A ROUTINE MRI--WHILE HE WAS SEDATED AND IN THE TUBE OF THE MACHINE--AN OXYGEN CANNISTER WAS SOMEHOW BROUGHT IN. IT IMMEDIATELY WAS PICKED UP BY THE TEN-TON ELECTRO MAGNET AND DRAWN TO THE CENTER OF TEH MACHINE EXHIBITING A DEADLY FORCE OF THE MAGNATISM.

SOT- Dr. Steve Yaron/Englewood Hospital (Flying objects can reach

velocity of 40 mph)
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS THE BOY DIED 2 DAYS LATER FROM TRAUMA CAUSED BY A SKULL FRACTURE. THE FAMILY IS GRIEVING IN THEIR WESTCHESTER HOME. MEANWHILE...THE HOSPITAL HAS TAKEN FULL RESPONSIBLILITY AND SAYS OUR SORROW IS IMMEASURABLE AND OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE CHILD'S FAMILY. DR. STEVE YARON--A RADIOLOGIST WITH ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL--INSISTS MRI'S ARE EXTREMELY SAFE...BUT MANY HOSPITAL WORKERS ARE ALLOWED IN THE ROOM...SOME WITH VERY LITTLE MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE.

SOT- YARON: technicians drs., possible transport personnel)


TECHNICIANS AND DOCTORS ARE ALLL DRILLED ON THE DANGBERS OF METAL OBJECTS SINCE THE MRI's ARE CONSTANTLY TURNED ON.
COLE STANDUP AND CBS-SIGOUT)

[Missing-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Here in Virginia, Wytheville police are looking for two teenage girls .. missing from the Presbyterian Children's Home. (XXXXXXXXX) [TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
14 year Amber Dawn Thomas is five feet one inch tall and weights 115 pounds... with brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes.
She was wearing a brown shirt and green pants. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
Her friend 13 year old Stephanie Nicole Riffe is five feet tall and weighs 116 pounds.
Riffe has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and shorts. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
If you have any information, call the Wytheville Town Police at 540 223-3300.
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[2Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County officials are taking a hard look ... at ways to replace jobs lost to declines in traditional employers like textiles and furniture.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


They wonder if they could learn something from other localities such as Botetourt County that are landing new industrial prospects... and if they could do a better job of playing to Franklin County's strengths.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think maybe we should ]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Supervisor's Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Rocky Mount Mayor; :12]

((WAYNE ANGELL/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK MAYBE WE SHOULD BE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC IN THE INDUSTRIES WE TARGET AND TRY TO WORK WITH THE TOWN AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO POOL OUR RESOURCES TO GIVE US A BETTER POSITION.))
((MARK NEWBILL/ROCKY MOUNT MAYOR: BRIGHTER DAYS ARE AHEAD AND WE'LL KEEP ON WORKING. AND WE JUST WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW WE'RE NOT SITTING BACK, WE'RE WORKING ON IT.))
[RUNS=:21]



[OUT Q=we're working on it.]
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[VO-NAT :13]


Though there is frustration that a strong workforce and excellent quality of life aren't enough to attract new industry, Franklin County officials say they're confident their economic development efforts will eventually pay off.

(------------)[Lester]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rocky Mount's town council will have to replace a member who's stepping down.
John Lester says he's resigning his position to pursue a teaching job in Madison County.
His resignation is effective August 10th.
Council will meet tonight to start picking a replacement.


[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Winston Cup gears up for Indianapolis.
Steve Mason has that story and more.
Good Morning Steve.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:44]
[OUT Q=Folks, we'll see you then.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Leo/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-4]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Monkey Bars]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Loritsch/Summer Music Games;]
(I'll call for video)



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[VONAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[RUNS= 1:30]
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(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 387-3301/Summer Music Games;]



(toss to Kimberly for Marketwatch)




((Archive: Music Games Drum Corps))[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street is looking for some direction today .. it sure didn't much yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:38:56]
[IN Q=A couple of big]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=Now here are your local stocks.]


((A COUPLE OF BIG ECONOMIC REPORTS COULD SET THE TONE ON WALL STREET TODAY AND PROVIDE CLUES ABOUT THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY.

(graphic)

LATER THIS MORNING LOOK FOR REPORTS ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AS WELL AS PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING FOR JUNE.. BUT THE REPORT EVERYONE IS WAITING FOR COMES FRIDAY.. THE JULY UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

(on cam)

IT WAS A SLEEPY, SUMMER MONDAY ON WALL STREET AS INVESTORS AWAIT A FULL PLATE OF ECONOMIC REPORT
STRATEGISTS AT JP MORGAN AND CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON EACH CUT THEIR OUTLOOK FOR THE SP 500 THIS YEAR. INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT A RECOVERY IN THE FOURTH QTR OF THIS YEAR, ANALYSTS BELIEVE WE'LL SEE EARNING AND THE ECONOMY PICK UP IN 2002.

(graphic)

THE DOW DRIFTED ABOUT 15 POINTS LOWER IN VERY LIGHT TRADING.

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ FELL 11, BUT IS STILL ABOVE THE 2-THOUSAND LEVEL.

(graphic)

RETAILERS RANG UP GAINS AFTER WALMART SAID SALES REMAINED STRONG THRU THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY..WALMART CREDITS SOME OF THAT STRENGTH TO PEOPLE SPENDING THEIR TAX REBATE CHECKS, WHICH BEGAN ARRIVING IN MAILBOXES JULY 20TH.

(graphic)

TOMMY HILFIGER RALLIED AFTER THE CLOTHING MAKER SAID PROFITS WILL MEET ESTIMATES FOR THE YEAR.

(graphic)

BUT ADOBE SYSTEMS LOST GROUND AFTER WARNING THAT THE SOFT ECONOMY MAY HURT SALES THIS QTR.

(graphic)

BAR LABS TOOK OFF.. THE DRUGMAKER WILL START SELLING A GENERIC VERSION OF ELI LILLY'S ANTIDEPRESSANT PROZAC THIS WEEK.


(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]

[11Gilmore-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC38:15]
[GRAPHIC=Flood aftermath]


Governor Jim Gilmore has seen it from the sky and from ground level .. and it isn't pretty.
Gilmore visited areas of far western Virginia hit hardest by the latest round of damaging and deadly flooding.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Scott Co.]


A state helicopter took the governor over Scott and Wise Counties.
He also got a closer look from the ground.
One man was killed and many others left homeless when heavy rains forced streams and creeks out of their banks.
The governor has sent in National Guard troops and promises that more help is on the way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The state stands behind]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE STATE STANDS BEHIND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, FAITHFULLY AND LOYALLY AND WE INTEND TO BE THERE FOR THEM NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ANYTIME.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=what happens anytime.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Volunteers have been clearing debris and going door-to-door adding up the damage.
The Red Cross has about one thousand relief workers in the Applachians right now, with more aid on the way.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11WV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC40:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV;]


Things aren't any better across the state line in West Virginia. McDowell County has been hammered three times in the past month. People have abandomed many homes in small communities.. many homes are beyond repair. Those who remained are getting help by several groups- including the Red Cros.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:07:14 / 21:38:00]
[IN Q=its most ]

((SAMUEL HAZZARD/FLOOD VICTIM; IT'S MOST GRATIFYING THAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING FROM FAR AWAY ARE CONSIDERING HOW DEVASTATING THIS FLOOD IS. JOHN REED/FLOOD RELIEF MANAGER; THE EFFORTS MOST FOLKS ARE PUTTING FORTH ITS MOST APPRECIATED, PLEASE DON'T STOP ITS NOT OVER YET.))
[SUPER=01-Samuel Hazzard/Flood Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Reed/Flood Relief Manager; :06]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=IT'S NOT OVER YET.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Organizers say nonperishable food items and cleaning supplies are needed the most. If you would like to make any kind of donation....
(XXXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-HELP-NOW.
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[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:46:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Greensboro man- -on trial for kidnapping his wife last year in Salem- -wept through much of his estranged wife's testimony yesterday in federal court.
It reached the point where his own attorney moved for a mistrial, again questioning his client's competency to stand trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Glenn Dexter Powell had slept behind the garage of his in-laws home- -waiting for his mother in law to leave for work, according to the prosecutor.
Around 7:30 the morning of November 16 last year, Powell allegedly entered the house armed with a 9-millimeter pistol. He threatened to kill Kimberly Powell, then took her and the three children at gunpoint.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


"I don't know how much is make believe," said Judge Turk said of Powell's tears. Powell fired back, "this is no act. These are real tears."
The trial in federal court resumes today.

[Cement-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:19:09]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

A Botetourt County has concrete expansion plans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]

Roanoke Cement plans to replace its 1951 packhouse with a bigger, more modern facility. The more than 37-thousand square foot building will double the current amount of storage space and allow the company to quickly switch between packaging a variety of products.
Roanoke Cement was formed in the early 1990's. Its products are distributed in six east coast states.
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[Congregational-Nurse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC11:10]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Healthcheck]


In health news, we're heading to church this morning.
Some local churches are on a mission to heal both the spirit and the body .. by hiring a congregational nurse.
Healthcheck reporter Joy Sutton shows us how it works.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The pastor of Loudon Ave Christian]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=01-Pastor Bill Lee/Loudon Ave. Christian Church; 10]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Ursprung/Congregational Nurse; 50]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=n7, Roanoke]

(([natsound of singing] [RUNS04]
The pastor of Loudon Ave Christian Church in Roanoke says more members have chosen healthier lifestyles --since the church hired a congregational nurse four years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:09:54]
[IN Q=I can't tell you how many]

((I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY MEMBERS LIVES HAVE BEEN TURNED AROUND MEDICALLY BY SIMPLE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, OR NOT HAD PHYSICAL. HAVING HER PRESENT MAKES IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT HEALTH AND FAITH YOU CAN'T YOU CAN'T SEPARATE THEM THEIR HAND AND GLOVE)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=hand glove]


It's a mission Congregational Nurse Margaret Ursprung doesn't take lightly. She also works part-time at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church.
She says serving two different congregations has enabled her to reach out to two different communities in need.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:57:25]
[IN Q=That's the mision of church]

(( THAT'S WHAT MISSION OF CHURCH IS ALL ABOUT IS REACHING OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE, AND WE ARE OUR BROTHERS' KEEPER AND WE NEED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND WITH EVERYTHING WE DO)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=we do]


Ursprung spends most of her time out in the community making sure people have access to social service programs.
For Dorothy Taylor that's means prescriptions that once cost --300 dollars now only cost 10. Her phone bill has been reduced to 2 dollars and 50-cents a month. And she can get a free rides to doctors appointments.
(///// SOT /////)

[SO12:55:47]
[IN Q=I see the sucess of the program]

((I SEE THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM WHEN I LOOK BACK AT A PERSON AND SEE HOW HAVE I MADE THEIR LIFE EASIER)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=life easier]


Ursprung says she's just doing God's work --because he's the ultimate healer.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The loss of Lane Furniture is the latest economic blow to Franklin County.
Local officials met last night to try to come up with a game plan for the community's future.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Authorities in Bedford have identified the man who drowned in a creek over the weekend.
A group of children discovered the body of 63- year- old Benjamin Harrison Porter.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And find out why THIS chicken's on the run...
The eight- foot fiberglass fowl is a new pawn in the ongoing chicken battle at Smith Mountain Lake.
We'll explain--
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, July 31st .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Like many other communities dependent upon traditional industries, Franklin County is now enduring an economic downturn that has hit hard.
Last night, local officials took a hard look at their economic development efforts.
And while there is no quick fix... Joe Dashiell reports there is some optimism their efforts will eventually bear fruit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The loss of Lane Furniture]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/June; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Sparks/Economic Development Partnership; :11]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Supervisor's Chairman; :35]
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Rocky Mount Mayor; :47]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Franklin County]


((The loss of Lane Furniture has brought uncertainty for hundreds of employees, attracted the attention of statewide candidates... but so far there is no promise of new jobs.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think there is reason for optimism]

((I THINK THERE IS REASON FOR OPTIMISM IN OUR WHOLE REGION, IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT AND THAT'S THE UNFORTUNATE THING , ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE PEOPLE NOW WHO'VE LOST THEIR JOBS.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=who've lost their jobs.]


As Franklin county officials took a hard look at their economic development efforts, they wondered if they could learn something from other localities such as Botetourt County that are landing new industrial prospects... and if they could do a better job of playing to Franklin County's strengths.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think maybe we should ]

((WAYNE ANGELL/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK MAYBE WE SHOULD BE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC IN THE INDUSTRIES WE TARGET AND TRY TO WORK WITH THE TOWN AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO POOL OUR RESOURCES TO GIVE US A BETTER POSITION.))
((MARK NEWBILL/ROCKY MOUNT MAYOR: BRIGHTER DAYS ARE AHEAD AND WE'LL KEEP ON WORKING. AND WE JUST WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW WE'RE NOT SITTING BACK, WE'RE WORKING ON IT.))
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=we're working on it.]


Though there is frustration that a strong workforce and excellent quality of life aren't enough to attract new industry, Franklin County officials say they're confident their economic development efforts will eventually pay off.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Franklin County))[Bedford-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC14:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford police have identified the man who drowned there over the weekend. Now they'd like to speak with anyone who may have seen him Saturday morning.
Police say the victim was 63- year- old Benjamin Harrison Porter of Bedford.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Sunday]


A group of children discovered the body on Sunday afternoon while playing in a creek near the Westgate Shopping Center.
Police say Porter was last heard from on Saturday morning. They say he was at the pay phone in front of the Bedford Winn Dixie shortly before nine AM.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=91024 1:20:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke appears closer to joining forces with Salem and Roanoke County ... to provide combined fire protection.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city Fire Chief met with City Council yesteday to go over the almost 9 MILLION dollar plan that would build new stations and revamp some of the older ones.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:50:06]
[IN Q=It's a positive change.]

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; WELL I THINK IT'S A POSITIVE CHANGE. WE'VE BEEN LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. REGIONAL RADIO SYSTEMS, WE'VE ADOPTED AND TRAINED A REGIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMNT SYSTEM. AND A FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY THAT WE BUILT LAST YEAR WITH THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=last year with the county.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Under the plan, the border between Salem and Roanoke would be better guarded by a collaborative effort from both cities. Fire stations one and three would be combined- So would stations five and nine. A new station in the Clearbrook area, off Route 220, staffed by both City and County firefighters would provide that area with 24-hour service with a full staff.
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[SML-Chicken]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC2:03:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Smith Mountain Lake chicken war is literally headed for the streets.
The Franklin County Planning Commission ordered the chicken's owner to take it down last month, but as Marya Jones reports, he hatched a new plan in response.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When this chicken]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Altadonna/Chicken Owner; :16]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Franklin County.]

(( When this chicken crosses the road, it's bound to turn some heads before it gets to the other side.
Afterall, the 8-foot fiberglass fowl now perched atop a pink Cadillac may be Smith Mountain Lake's most famous outlaw.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:16:51 - 12:17:00]

((JOE ALTADONNA: CHICKEN IS BIG STAR NOW. SO NOW WE LET IT DRIVE IN STYLE IN A PINK CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE. )) [RUNS:09]
Back in June, the county's planning commission ordered the chicken's execution...
Joe Altadonna put it out on Route 616 to promote his business, Westlake Safari Mini Golf.
But the county said he'd violated a sign law -- by putting the bird too close to other signs and the road.
Altadonna says THAT bird won't budge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:15:18 - :24]

(( THEY THINK THEY OWN THE COUNTRY AND THEY'RE WRONG. WE GOT THE RIGHT TO PUT WE WANT ON OUR OWN PROPERTY.)) [RUNS:07]
Altadonna is fighting the planning commission in court... but in the meantime, he decided to have some fun by putting ANOTHER bird on his Cadillac.
And this time, he says, it's perfectly legal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:14:36 - :41]

(( PERFECTLY LEGAL. I NEVER DO NOTHING ILLEGAL.)) [RUNS:05]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:22:57 - 12:23:07]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: SUPPORT FOR THE BIRD HAS SPARKED T-SHIRTS, SIGNS, EVEN A NAME THE CHICKEN CONTEST THAT'S ATTRACTED MORE THAN 800 ENTRIES. SO DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT THE BIRD IS ACTUALLY A ROOSTER? IT'S OWNER SAYS NO.)) [RUNS:10]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:16:07 - :10]

((TO ME IT'S A CHICKEN. A ROOSTER, A CHICKEN, STILL IT'S CHICKEN.)) [RUNS:03]
To critics, the rooster may be a tacky eyesore ... but as Joe Altadonna sees it, it's poultry in motion.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-4]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Monkey Bars]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Loritsch/Summer Music Games;]
(I'll call for video)



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[VONAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[RUNS= 1:25]
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(I'll call for #)
[SUPER=16-(540) 387-3301/Summer Music Games;]




(Steve ad lib toss to bump)

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

((Archive: Music games))

[11MRI-Death]


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


A New York family is mourning the loss of a six- year- boy, who died while having an M-R-I exam.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Valhalla, NY;]


The Westchester Medical Center says Michael Colombini was having a routine M-R-I, when someone brought an oxygen canister into the room.
The machine's powerful magnet attracted the canister, sending it flying through the air and into the machine.
The medical examiner says the boy died two days later from a skull fracture.
Hospital officials say they're assuming full responsibility.
(------------)


[11Computer-Worm]


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


The risk of another attack from a virus should have computer users on high alert today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The Code Red worm even has the government worried.
Attacks from the "worm" appear to occur in cycles.
It first appeared two weeks ago--
The next incident is expected tonight.
The worm causes computers to slow down.
In some cases, it can even paralyze an entire system.
Experts warn even national security could be threatened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:29:35]
[IN Q=We are taking]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Dick/National Infrastructure Protection Center;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in a dramatic rate.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But there are steps you can take to avoid being a victim.
You can log on to Microsoft's Tech-Net page and download a patch to protect your computer.
(------------)



[Election-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Perhaps hoping to ward avoid ANOTHER chaotic Election Day, President Bush is working to improve the nation's voting system.
He'll get a report from former Presidents Carter and Ford, who are chairing a 19- member commission.
The panel recommends getting rid of punchcard ballots.
It also suggests that voters challenged by poll workers be allowed to cast provisional ballots.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, The Redskins get ready to play ball.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning again Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Franklin County is looking for ways to recover from an economic downturn in traditional employers like textiles and furniture, a downturn that has hit hard.
Last night, local officials took a hard look at their economic development efforts.
They don't see any quick fixes, but they do see room for optimism.
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Roanoke appears closer to combining its fire protection with surrounding communities.
Fire officials have developed a plan would institute a joint protection plan for border areas between Salem and Roanoke.
And a new station in the Clearbrook area, staffed by both City and County firefighters, would provide that area with full-time service.
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And watch out for the chicken, man ... it's everywhere, it's everywhere.
The owner of a Smith Mountain Lake miniature golf course is taking his zoning dispute with Franklin County on the road .. putting on wheels, in a pink Cadillac.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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