[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It's been a refuge for stray animals since the late '50s--
Now the Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A says it needs millions of dollars to build a new shelter, or animals' lives could be at risk.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the future of human cloning takes a major blow, when the House of Representatives votes to ban the research.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' begins in just a moment.

[11SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC11:58]
[GRAPHIC=SPCA]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] A local organization fighting animal cruelty says it needs a better facility - because its current animal shelter is so inadequate that IT borders on cruelty. Last night - the Roanoke Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched a 2-and-a-half- MILLION dollar fundraising drive - to provide animals in need a new, temporary home.
Marya Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A face like this]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Executive Director; :44]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Smith/SPCA Supporter; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( A face like this can sell itself.
But in dirty, noisy conditions, Don Thorne will tell you even the cutest animal is a tougher sell than you'd think.
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[NATS] ((NATSOUND: BARKING.)) [RUNS:02]
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[SOT 21:17 - :20]

((DON THORNE/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE COME IN THERE AND THEY FIND OUT THEY DON'T WANT TO BE HERE.)) [RUNS:03]
That's why the Roanoke Valley SPCA is kicking off a campaign to raise 2-point-5 million dollars for a new shelter.

This one's been a shelter since 1958... taking in strays from Roanoke and Vinton, as well as Craig, Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
It's been damaged by three floods.
Cages are too small... and there's only cold water to wash them.
Disease spreads easily among animals.
And there's no space to exercise them.
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[SOT 20:45 - 54]

((WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE, I GUESS THE FIRST THREE MONTHS, I WENT HOME WITH TEARS IN MY EYES BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION THAT WE'RE IN. AND IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN'T CHANGE WHERE WE ARE AND WE NEED A NEW FACILITY. )) [RUNS:09]
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[SOT 18:44 - :54]

((MARYA JONES/NEWW-7: PUPPIES LIKE THIS ONE HAVE A 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING EUTHANIZED IF THEY'RE NOT ADOPTED. BUT THE NEW FACILITY IS EXPECTED TO BE A NO-KILL FACILITY, WHERE ONLY ADOPTION IS THE POSSIBILITY.)) [RUNS:10]
The new shelter will be located near the old one.
It will be more than four times the size.
And it will be more visitor-friendly, with playrooms, education rooms and an adoption center.
Kimberly Smith and her dog, Madison, adopted from the SPCA, are helping kick off the fundraiser.
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[SOT 28:35 - :44]

((KIMBERLY SMITH: THIS LITTLE GIRL IS LIKE A CHILD TO US AND SHE'S PART OF THE FAMILY AND ANYONE CAN GO TO THE SPCA AND ADOPT A NEW MEMBER TO THEIR FAMILY.)) [RUNS:09]
The SPCA hopes to break ground on the new shelter next spring... bringing better surroundings for people to adopt the next member of their family.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
If you'd like to contribute money to the new shelter, you can call the SPCA campaign office at 3-4-2 - 6-2-7-2.
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[2Cloning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Monrnin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Cloning]


Its findings could possibly help bring about cures for Alzheimer's and other diseases--
Still, the House of Representatives voted last night to BAN all forms of human cloning research.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


In a majority vote of 265 to 162, the House approved legislation that would make it a crime to clone people, or to create embryos for medical research.
The bill now goes on to the Senate.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


As for Virginia's delegation, it split along party lines.
Democrats supported cloning research.
Meanwhile, Republicans and Independent Virgil Goode voted against it.

[11Martinez]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC31:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


A Bedford County teen pleads guilty to murder - now he could be facing life in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Yesterday in Bedford County Circuit Court, 17- year- old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) pled guilty to killing his father and attempting to kill his stepmother.
Prosecutors say Martinez planned the killing, and discussed it with friends. They offered no deal in exchange for his guilty pleas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He made his decision]

((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: HE MADE THE DECISION WAY AHEAD OF TIME. HE THOUGHT IT OUT. HE PLANNED IT OUT. HE EVEN TRIED TO ENLIST THE AID OF CLASSMATES TO HELP CARRY OUT A MURDER. AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS CANNOT BE UNDERSTATED, OR OVERSTATED FOR THAT MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=overstated for that matter.]
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[VO-NAT]


Martinez could face life in prison when he is sentenced in the Fall.
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[Missing-Girls]


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


Two teenage girls reported missing from the Presbyterian Children's Home in Wytheville have been found.
Wytheville Police say one of the girls' fathers found them at home and took them back to the facility.
Meanwhile, four Boy Scouts reported missing from the National Scout Jamboree near Fredericksburg have also been found.
Authorities say the scouts from Tanzania turned themselves in to Washington police Monday night and are seeking asylum.

[11Flood-Hotline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]

The numbers are adding up - to a figure of 12 -MILLION dollars- That's how much damage flash flooding reportedly did to roads and bridges across Southwest Virginia Sunday. Meanwhile - the "Rocket Boys" are coming to the aid of flood victims in Virginia and West Virginia.
Author and NASA administrator Homer Hickam and fellow Rocket Boy Willie Rose- are coordinating a "back-to-school supply drive'' for children in flood-damaged areas.
Help is on the way from the Commonwealth as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Monday]

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has set up a toll-free hotline to accept money for flood victims in Southwest Virginia. The number is 1-877-245-5513. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:15 until 5. You can leave a message after hours. Donations will be distributed in nine counties that were recently hit by flooding. Governor Jim Gilmore is also asking for federal assistance.
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[HighTide-Rescue]


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


Rough waters off the coast of Queens, New York caught a group of fishermen by surprise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Breezy Point, NY;]


Rescue teams had to evacuate the three men, who were stranded on a jetty just as high tide began rolling in.
But the rocks were slippery and the waves were getting higher, hampering the divers' efforts.
Divers managed to reach the stranded men as a police helicopter hovered and waited to drop the men a line.
One by one, each man was lifted to the chopper.
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[SOT 3:10:03]
[IN Q=I just want to thank]
[SUPER=01-Nestor Acosta/Fisherman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=a great job.]
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[VO-NAT]


None of the fishermen was seriously injured.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, a man who dedicated himself to NASCAR walks away from it.
Steve Mason has more on that story.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=we'll see ya then.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Steve Live VIA SATELLITE]

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((Archive: Rocky Knob))

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, investors kick off the new month with GOOD news... after a discouraging July.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT from 03:38:37]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((INVESTORS WERE MORE THAN HAPPY TO CLOSE THE BOOK ON THE MONTH OF JULY.. A MONTH THAT SAW THE NASDAQ FALL MORE THAN 6 PERCENT AS INVESTORS WERE HIT WITH A STRING OF BAD EARNINGS NEWS.
BUT INVESTORS ARE KICKING OFF A NEW MONTH WITH SOME UNEXPECTEDLY GOOD NEWS FROM PRICELINE.COM. THE NAME YOUR OWN PRICE WEBSITE SAID IT ACTUALLY MADE MONEY IN THE SECOND QTR. PRICELINE TURNED ITS FIRST PROFIT EVER, EVEN IN THIS SLOWING ECONOMY, AS SALES ROSE AND IT CUT EXPENSES. PRICELINE MADE 2-POINT-8 MILLION DOLLARS OR 5 CENTS A SHARE AND IT RAISED ITS SALES FORECAST FOR THE THIRD QTR. PRICELINE ALSO SAID IT ADDED A MILLION MORE CUSTOMERS IN THE SECOND QTR.
KLA-TENCOR SAID PROFIT BEAT THE STREET BY 3 CENTS A SHARE...SALES WERE ALSO STRONGER THAN EXPECTED.

(graphic)

AND LUCENT WILL RAISE A BILLION DOLLARS OF BADLY NEEDED CASH IN A PRIVATE SALE OF CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED SHARES.

(on cam)

THE DOW ENDED THE MONTH OF JULY WITH A BANG, THE NASDAQ WENT OUT WITH A WHIMPER ...

(graphic)

THE DOW RALLIED 121 POINTS .. FOR THE MONTH, IT WAS UP LESS THAN HALF A PERCENT.

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ INCHED UP 9 POINTS.. BUT WAS DOWN MORE THAN 6 PERCENT FOR THE MONTH.

(on cam)

THE NEXT BIG MARKET MOVING REPORT COMES FRIDAY.. WHEN WE GET THE UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FOR JULY.

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM -

(on cam)

AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[5-Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=501-01 44:43]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Voting]

Last year's Florida election fiasco is one reason VIRGINIA election officials were checking out the latest voting machine technology yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=But what it does prevent is]
[sot tape 11:35:51 ]

((JENNIFER CURLEY/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: BUT WHAT IT DOES PREVENT IS THAT IT PREVENTS ANY KIND OF ERROR IN VOTER INTENT. NO ONE IS INTERPRETING THE VOTER'S VOTE BUT THE VOTER. I THINK THAT'S THE KEY ATTRIBUTE TO THIS SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Curley/Voting Machine Vendor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the key attribute to this system.]
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[VO-NAT :26]


Virginia's Board of Elections organized a trade show for voting machine companies from around the nation to show off their latest machines.
State Elections Board Secretary Cameron Quinn says some state and federal money may be available soon in Virginia to help localities buy the new machines.
But she has NO desire for all Virginians to vote on the same machine, because that could increase the chances of machine tampering.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the additional push of Florida]
[sot tape 11:39:34 ]

((CAMERON QUINN/VIRGINIA BOARD OF ELECTIONS: WITH THE ADDITIONAL PUSH OF FLORIDA IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW CHOICES... A LOT OF OUR LOCALITIES HAVE BEEN WAITING... WANTING TO BE SOLD IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))21
[SUPER=01-Cameron Quinn/Virginia Board of Elections;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=sold in the Commonwealth of Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT :11]


All the new voting machines on display eliminated paper ballots.
But one printed a receipt for a voter to be able to look back later on how they actually voted.
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[Red-Worm]


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


So far, so good in cyberspace this morning--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The F-B-I says the Internet is operating normally, several hours after the "Code Red" computer worm was supposed to re- surface.
The worm was EXPECTED to become active at eight last night.
But so far, federal officials say no problems have emerged.
They say it could be a day or two before any effects of the latest attack are noticed.
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[5West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-06 44:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The West Nile virus continues to spread along the East Coast... West Nile is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos.
In Health Check this morning, Joy Sutton tells us what steps health officials are taking to track the situation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=16 year old David Guynn]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=07-David Guynn;14]
[SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co./Last Year;28]
[SUPER=01-Laura Thomas/Health Department Inspector;51]
[SUPER=@Joy1;59]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke]


(( Sixteen year old David Guynn (Gwen) is on the prowl --searching for mosquito larva. It's a job he doesn't take lightly --because he knows the impact it could have in the fight against the West Nile virus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:41:04]
[IN Q=I'm looking for where mosquitos breed]

((I'M LOOKING FOR WHERE MOSQUITOS BREED AND I TAKE THAT DATA AND I MAP IT AND THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT HEALTH MAKES IT AVAILABLE TO GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE SURE IF WEST NILE VIRUS EVER DOES COME TO THIS AREA WE CAN CONTAIN IT)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=can contain]


Health officials believe the virus is headed for the Roanoke Valley. Last year, seven crows tested positive for the virus in Virginia. This year one crow in Alexandria has tested positive.
The Health Department say if you find a dead bird, you should report it. It is looking for crows, blue jays and raptor type birds. This is how they can determine if there is virus activity in the area.
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[SOT 15:01:53]
[IN Q=We're expectating that it will be]

((WE'RE ARE EXPECTED THAT IT WILL BE HERE EVEN THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR THAT WE COULD GET IN THE VALLEY. AT THIS POINT WERE NOT DOING ANY SPRAYING.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=any spraying.]
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[SOT15:19:01]
[IN Q=The Health Department says]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING:THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE WAY YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THIS MOSQUITO BORN ILLNESS IS BY MAKING SURE YOUR HOME IS NOT A BREEDING GROUND --THAT MEANS REMOVING ANY TYPE OF WATER THAT STANDING AROUND THAT MIGHT BE IN LIKE A GUTTER OR POTTED FLOWER PLANT OR EVEN IN OLD TIRE, BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES LESS THAN A TABLESPOON OF WATER FOR THE MOSQUITO TO BREED)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=mosquito to bread]
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[SOT15:02:25]
[IN Q=It may not be that serious even if]

((IT MAY NOT BE THAT SERIOUS EVEN IF IT DID GET HERE -BECAUSE THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT IT'S NOT SPREAD REAL EASY)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=real easy]


Some symptoms of the virus include severe headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, disorientation, chills and muscles aches -- These symptoms usually appear 5 to 15 days after infection.
On this day, GEN collected one larva --and one dead mosquito. But he says every little bit helps.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:43:01]
[IN Q=I've been fairly successful,]

((I'VE BEEN FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL, THE DROUGHT LATELY MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO FIND THINGS --JUST HAVE TO WORK AROUND THE WEATHER PRETTY MUCH )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=pretty much]


GEN says this is his way of doing something for the community. 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.
State police say a three- year- old boy is dead after a car accident last night in Rocky Mount.
Tyriek Hill was a passenger in a Honda Civic that went out of control and hit another oncoming vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


By nearly 100 votes, the House of Representatives approve a BAN on human cloning research.
Meanwhile, opponents of the ban say it'll hinder valuable medical research.
Now, the legislation goes on to the Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Roanoke society that fights animal cruelty says its own outdated shelter borders on cruelty.
The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A is launching a fundraising drive to build a new facility.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, August first.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[Cloning]


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


A potential set-back for research into human cloning--
Last night the House of Representatives approved a BAN on all human cloning in the U-S.
Now the bill goes on to the Senate, where its future is uncertain.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. C. Watts/(R) Oklahoma; :17]
[SUPER=01-Carol Maloney/(D) New York; :29]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; :57]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, New York.]

((
(TRACK) LOCATOR: Washington, D.C.

House members got a quick one-day lesson in Human Cloning: 101....and then they completely rejected it.

(NAT -VOTE)

By a vote of 265-162 ....the republican-controlled House voted to ban --all-- cloning....

SOT: JC Watts/R-Oklahoma

This House should not be giving the green light to mad scientists to tinker with the gift of life.
Others argued-- the promise of some embryo research is a gift that can not be passed on...

SOT: Carol Maloney/D-New York

Stem cell research really holds the greatest promise for some of our most devastating diseases.

(TRACK) graphic

The stem cells are harvested from human embryos - embryos that in many cases are thrown away at fertility clinics.
....that research --on already existing embryos-- would still continue. The House legislation would stop the creation of new ones. A similar bill has already been introduced in the Senate and could possibly have the support of the Majority leader-- a Democrat. Together both chambers of Congress are tightening the political screws on President Bush...a president who is against stem cell research -- but has yet to decide whether to allow federal funds for it.
Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

[Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax]


A three-year-old is dead after a car accident in Rocky Mount last night. State police say driver Tyrone Helms lost control of a Honda Civic traveling west bound on Route 6-19. That's when police say the Honda struck an oncoming Mazda. Three year-old Tyriek (TIE-reek) Hill of Rocky Mount was a passenger in the Honda - he was pronounced dead at the scene. State Police report there was NO seat belt restraining the child. The crash occurred shortly after 9 p-m.



[VOB-SPCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net-M]
[GRAPHIC=SPCA]


The Roanoke Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says its own overcrowded shelter borders on cruelty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That's why the group is kicking off a 2-point-five million dollar fundraiser to build a new one.
The current one has been in use for 43 years.
It serves as a shelter for Roanoke and Vinton, as well as Craig, Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
It's crowded, cages are too small to meet state standards and disease spreads easily.
More than 70 percent of the animals there are NOT adopted ... and have to be put to sleep.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:17 - :28]
[IN Q=People come in there]

((DON THORNE/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE COME IN THERE AND THEY FIND OUT THEY DON'T WANT TO BE HERE. IT'S DIRTY. NOT BECAUSE WE DON'T CLEAN IT BUT BECAUSE, BUT BECAUSE IT'S IN AN OLD HOUSE AND AN OLD FACILITY, THEY JUST WANT TO GET OUT. ))
[SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to get out.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new shelter will be a modern, NO-KILL facility... with playrooms, and an education and adoption center.
The SPCA hopes to break ground on it next spring... or after it meets its fundraising goal.
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[5-Martinez]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[TAPE=51-05 1:49:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He wanted freedom from his parents... So he killed one and tried to kill another. Now a Bedford County teen could be facing life behind bars after a guilty plea yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


17- year- old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) was facing charges including first degree murder, and attempted capital murder for the shooting last December.
Yesterday morning, his stepmother described what happened when Pete Martinez went to his bedroom door.
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[SOT 21:19:31]
[IN Q=And he just opened the door]

((AND HE JUST OPENED THE DOOR AND I SAW A FLASH, AND I HEARD THE SOUND OF THE GUN, AND HE FELL. HE JUST FELL RIGHT THERE AT THE DOOR.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and he just fell right there at the door.]
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[VO-NAT]


Martinez was often in trouble with his parents, and prosecutor Randy Krantz says the teenager wanted to be free of their control.
He could face life in prison when he is sentenced later this year.
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((Archive:))

[11Elizabeth-Arden]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC41:42]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Elizabeth Arden could soon be laying off local employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The plant in Roanoke was sold to a New Jersey-based cosmetics firm.
Employees say they spent yesterday and Monday in meetings regarding possible layoffs.
No word yet on how many.
Sources say some employees have been given the option to rejoin the production facility by becoming part of the Manpower employment agency.
Many of the Elizabeth Arden employees at the facility are already contracted through Manpower.
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[11Wachovia-FU]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:31:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The war of ads is on - and First Union and SunTrust are spending BIG bucks on the advertising for their competing bids to takeover Wachovia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey Linda, when you]

((HEY LINDA, WHEN YOU EXPANDED THIS RESTAURANT, DID YOU EVER CHANGE THE RECIPE FOR YOUR APPLE PIE? NO.)) [butt butt butt butt]
[SOT]

[RADIO COMMERCIAL: tc:00:31:41] ((DROP INTO ANY SUN TRUST BANK AND WHEN THEY ASK, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? TELL THEM.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=tell them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Neither bank would say how much money was spent on advertising, but they'll find out if it worked on Friday.
That's when Wachovia shareholders will decide who the bank should marry.
First Union shareholders voted by an overwhelming majority yesterday in favor of the merger.
SunTrust officials say the First Union offer is way too low.
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In sports, The Redskins are working on the small details
Steve Mason and Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning again Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories: A 3-year-old is dead after an accident in Rocky Mount last night. State police say Tyriek (TIE-reek) Hill of Rocky Mount was pronounced dead at the scene after the Honda he was riding in collided with an oncoming car on Route 619 shortly after 9 o'clock.
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A Bedford County teen pled guilty to killing his father and attempting to kill his stepmother. 17-year-old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) could face life in prison after yesterday's pleas.
Prosecutors say they did NOT offer Martinez any deals in exchange for the guilty pleas.
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The Roanoke Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has kicked off a 2-point-five million dollar fundraising campaign. The Society hopes to build a shelter to replace the current one which has been in use for 43 years. Officials say the poor condition of the facility keeps some people from adopting the animals.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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