[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Scary moments for patrons of a London pub, when a bomb explodes around midnight--
British police suspect it was the work of Irish Republican Army dissidents.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Republican- led House passes a patients' bill of rights that allows LIMITED lawsuits against H-M-Os.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


A sunny end to the work week today with highs in the eighties... but tonight we may return to some of that wet weather we've been seeing a lot of in the past week.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Car-Bomb]


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


A suspected car bomb explodes near a London subway station, injuring at least six people.
But officials say none of the injuries appears to be life- threatening.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Amateur Video by Andrew Phillips;]


This amateur video features a woman singing karaoke in a bar, just seconds before the bomb went off around midnight--
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:46]
[IN Q=Singing..]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=explosion....]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


The explosion showered bystanders with glass and other debris.
Witnesses say they saw smoldering chunks of a destroyed car at the scene of the blast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:24:05]
[IN Q=I saw a big ball of flames]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=actually happened]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


British police suspect the bombing is the work of Irish Republican Army dissidents.
They say the group is trying to raise political temperatures in Northern Ireland at a crucial point in peacemaking efforts.
(----------)


[Patients-Bill]


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


President Bush is praising the House's passage of a patients' bill of rights-- one that places stricter limits on lawsuits against H-M-Os.
The measure scales back lawsuits against healty plans that the Senate- passed version would allow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The House and Senate must still work out differences in the legislation.
It guarantees new protections for Americans with health insurance, including coverage for emergency room care and access to government-sponsored clinical trials.
(------------)


[Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=First Union/Wachovia Merger]


This is the day Wachovia Bank shareholders vote on the proposed merger with First Union.
Analysts predict a very close outcome.
SunTrust Bank has offered more money in a competing bid for Wachovia.
News 7 Business Report Jen Miele will be in Winston Salem today and report on the vote tonight on News 7.




[11Hanover-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC14:38]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Roanoke firefighters are still trying to determine what sparked a destructive house fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters responded to this home yesterday .. along the 24-hundred block of Hanover Avenue.
They arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the second floor and attic.
Four people lived in the house but only one was home when the fire broke out.
The fire department believes the fire started on the second floor.
(------------)



[Franklin-Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC14:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local speedway is getting national attention as a racing hot spot.
No, it's not Martinsville or V-I-R .. not this time, anyway ... but Franklin County Speedway.
Justin McLeod shows us why a small town speedway is getting this big-time attention.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Callaway; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Gibson/Spectator; :11]
[SUPER=@justin1; :30]
[SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/Speedway Owner; :37]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Gillespie/Driver; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=News 7, Callaway]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARS FLYING BY))
They're fired up here at the Franklin County Speedway. And for good reason. The speedway is featured in a national magazine.
[SOT :34:26]
[IN Q=Everybody all over the world]

((SANDRA GIBSON/SPECTATOR: EVERYBODY ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL BE WANTING TO COME HERE. WE WON'T HAVE ROOM FOR THEM, THATS WHAT IT WAS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=thats what it was]


This is what fans are riding high about.
It's a five page spread in this month's E-S-P-N magazine.
The article calls this one of the wildest tracks in the country.
[SOT 35:05]
[IN Q=So how did a small town]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SO HOW DID A SMALL TOWN SPEEDWAY END UP IN A BIG NATIONAL PUBLICATION LIKE ESPN MAGAZINE? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE, WORD OF MOUTH FROM LEGENDARY FOOTBALL COACH JOE GIBBS)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=coach Joe Gibbs]
[SOT :24:11]
[IN Q=Whoever is in charge]

((WHITEY TAYLOR/SPEEDWAY OWNER: WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF ESPN MAGAZINE WAS TALKING AND HE SAID WHAT'S THE WILDEST RACETRACK YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO IN AMERICA. HE SAID FRANKLIN COUNTY SPEEDWAY, RIGHT UP THERE ABOVE ROANOKE, NEXT TO MARTINSVILLE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=next to Martinsville]

((NAT SOUND OF CARS FLYING BY))
What they do here won't be found in speedways like Martinsville.
Take this one, called the any car race.
The rules are simple, you must wear a seatbelt and a helmet.
Wrecks and spinouts are encouraged.
And its not uncommon to see kids as young as twelve racing on this track.
[SOT :32:05]
[IN Q=I've run it since]

((BOBBY GILLESPIE/RIDER: I'VE RUN IT SINCE I WAS 15 YEARS. I STARTED AT ANY CAR AND WORKED UP MY WAY TO LIGHT MODEL.
ITS A GOOD FAST TRACK. ITS HARD TO BEAT AROUND HERE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=beat around here]


Its hard to beat what an article like ESPN magazine can bring to a speedway like this one.
The owner hopes it will lead to bigger races and crowds.
But one thing that will never change is the small town enthusiasm, that never runs on empty.. (shot of car that ran out of gas; 18:03)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Callaway.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Michael Vick prepares for the snap as the Falcons open Pre-Season play tonight.
Mike Stevens has that story and more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=I'll see you a bit later.]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Woods/Woods Farm;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]



(toss to Kimberly for Marketwatch)



((Archive: Peaches))[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, unemployment figures may determine how things go today on Wall Street.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:38:29]
[IN Q=It's the number]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Now here are your local stocks.]

((IT'S THE NUMBER WALL STREET'S BEEN WAITING FOR.. BEFORE THE OPENING BELL, WE GET A LOOK AT THE JULY UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT..

(graphic)

MOST ANALYSTS EXPECT AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF 4-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT - THE HIGHEST SINCE MARCH 1998. INVESTORS HOPE THE JOBS REPORT WILL HELP THE MARKET BREAK OUT OF ITS CURRENT TRADING RANGE.

(on cam)

A FAMILIAR STORY ON WALL STREET... A STRONG RALLY FADED BY THE CLOSING BELL AND STOCKS FINISHED WITH JUST MODEST GAINS...

(graphic)

THE DOW ROSE 41 POINTS LED BY

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ ADDED ABOUT 19 POINTS

(on cam)

INTEL KEPT THE TECH RALLY ALIVE AFTER THE CHIP GIANT'S CEO SAID DEMAND FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS WILL PICK UP LATER THIS YEAR DRIVEN BY BACK- TO-SCHOOL AND HOLIDAY SALES.

(video Disney)

MICKEY MOUSE SHOULD SEE SOME ACTION ON WALL STREET TODAY.. WALT DISNEY TOPPED ANALYSTS PROFIT ESTIMATES BY 2-CENTS THANKS TO STRENGTH IN ITS FILM DIVISION WITH HIT MOVIES LIKE SPYKIDS AND BRIDGET JONES' DIARY. BUT PROFIT AT DISNEY WAS STILL 7 PERCENT LOWER THAN THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR AND SALES FELL MORE THAN ONE PERCENT BECAUSE OF LOWER ADVERTISING SALES AND THEME-PARK ATTENDANCE.

(on cam)

GENERIC PROZAC HITS STORE SHELVES TODAY-

(graphic)

AS EXPECTED, BARR LABS RECEIVED GOVERNMENT APPROVAL TO BEGIN SELLING A CHEAPER, GENERIC VERSION OF THE BLOCKBUSTER ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUG WHICH ANALYSTS SAY SHOULDSTIMULATE BARR LAB'S PROFITS.

(graphic)

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

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Heat-Wave]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


The word is out across America's mid-section ... stay has hydrated and as cool as you can as long as the heat wave bears down.
Terisa Estactio is near ground zero in Houston Texas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:17:27]
[IN Q=Triple Digit temperatures]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; :37 ]
[SUPER=01-Francis Pubchara/Houston Resident; :51]
[SUPER=03-Chicago; :58]
[SUPER=03-Mankato, MN; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=TE, CBS News, Houston, Texas.]

((
(LOCATOR: AUSTIN, TEXAS)


TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE FORECAST FOR AUSTIN, TEXAS ONCE AGAIN... AS RESIDENTS THERE... AND ALL ACROSS THE NATION'S MID-SECTION... STRUGGLE TO COPE WITH AN OPPRESSIVE HEAT WAVE.

NAT SOT


THE HEAT IS MORE THAN JUST A NUISANCE.... IT'S KILLING PEOPLE AND MAKING MANY OTHERS SICK.

SOT: PARAMEDIC

"PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE 106 FOR YOU TO COLLAPSE."
PARAMEDICS SAY THE BIGGEST WORRY IS HEAT STROKE, WHEN THE BODY'S TEMPERATURE RISES UNCONTROLLABLY. YOUNG PEOPLE, THE ELDERLY AND ATHLETES TRAINING IN HOT WEATHER ARE AT THE HIGHEST RISK.

(ESTACIO BRIDGE. Here in Houston situated between the towering

skyscrapers-is a massive water wall. People often collect here to get some relief from the blistering heat. )

(sot. Francis Pubchara/Houston Resident. If the water wall wasn't

here, would you be out here having lunch? No way, no way. because the water definitely makes it cooler.)

(NATZ FLOODING)

In Chicago....
RAIN FINALLY COOLED DOWN THE WINDY CITY OVERNIGHT, BUT NOW PEOPLE THERE ARE DEALING WITH FLOOD WATERS.

UP IN MINNESOTA.... THE VIKINGS WENT BACK TO WORK... STILL GRIEVING THE

LOSS OF PRO BOWLER KORY STRINGER...WHO DIED WEDNESDAY OF HEAT STROKE.
WHILE TRAGIC...MANY HOPE HIS SUDDEN DEATH WILL SOUND A CALL OF WARNING TO OTHERS...DURING THIS HOT SUMMER.
T.E., CBS NEWS, ... HOUSTON TEXAS ) )

[5-Immunizations]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Turning to medical news, a heads up on Virginia's immunization laws to parents who have children heading back to school shortly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Hepatitis B vaccine is required for all students before sixth grade.
In addition, ALL children born after January 1st, 1994 should receive a series of the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Virginia has also enacted a law requiring the chicken pox vaccine for all children born ON or AFTER January 1st , 1997. This also applies to any child who has never had the vaccine.
College students enrolling in four year institutions for the first time must get the meningitis vaccine. Students can refuse if they sign a waiver saying they understand the risks.
(-----------------------)


[5-Stem-Cell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=501-05 1:50:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Christiansburg man paralyzed by a construction accident hopes stem cell research might help him walk again. He says his story is just one of many reasons to consider the research.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

William and Cricket Boyd believe the controversial treatment could help them get their lives back. He has been bound to a wheelchair since 19-99 and requires around the clock care. The couple is writing and talking to anyone who will listen about stem cell research in an attempt to drum up support.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:38:18]
[IN Q=IF I CAN GET]

((WILLIAM BOYD/STEM CELL RESEARCH SUPPORTER; IF I CAN GET THIS TREATMENT I COULD REALLY GET BACK INTO LIFE, ENJOY LIFE AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-William Boyd/Stem Cell Research Supporter;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=AGAIN]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

William says he is willing to take part in an experimental trial. Opponents say stem cell research can manipulate or destroy potential life. President Bush is deciding whether to approve federal funding.
(------------)



[Health-Check]


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


And you've heard it from mom for years .. fruits and veggies are good for you.
Now a new study suggests they literally make for good "soul food" as well.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:33:25]
[IN Q=A big waistline]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A BIG WAISTLINE MAY BE A BIG TICKET TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
A STUDY FROM THE MAYO CLINIC FINDS IF YOURE OVERWEIGHT, YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK SHOOTS UP... EVEN AT A YOUNGER AGE.
IN FACT, IN THE STUDY- OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAD HEART ATTACKS, THOSE WHO WERE OVERWEIGHT WERE- ON AVERAGE- ABOUT 8 YEARS YOUNGER THAN THE OTHERS..
WELL THEY ARENT ONLY GOOD FOR YOUR HEART- THEY MAY BE GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL AS WELL.
A STUDY FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE FINDS PEOPLE WHO EAT LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TEND TO HAVE A MORE CALM AND CONTENT VIEW OF LIFE.
ITS NOT THAT THE FOOD ITSELF IS TRANQUILIZING- BUT MORE THAT THE IDEA YOURE EATING HEALTHY MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT LIFE.
FINALLY TODAY- WANT TO CUT THE NUMBER OF COLDS AND OTHER INFECTIONS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD?
WASH UP. A REPORT FROM UNITED STATES NAVY SHOWS RECRUITS WHO WASHED THEIR HANDS AT LEAST 5 TIMES A DAY HAD HALF THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DID NOT WASH AS FREQUENTLY. RECRUITS WHO LIVED IN THE BARRACKS AS THE 5X A DAY WASHERS WERE ALSO HEALTHIER.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A suspected car bomb goes off in a London business district-- showering bystanders with glass and injuring six people.
Police are blaming the explosion on Irish Republican Army dissidents.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Today could mark the beginning of a merger "marriage" between Wachovia Bank and First Union.
Meanwhile, we'll find out how the recent merger mania is affecting smaller banks in the region.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Richmond- area police are taking a step back in time when it comes to fighting crime.
It's part of a week- long training session for police and historians.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, August 3rd .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2Car-Bomb]


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


British authorities are blaming a suspect car bombing in London on Irish Republican Army dissidents.
They believe the group trying to turn up the political heat during a crucial point in peacemaking efforts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Amateur Video by Andrew Phillips;]


The explosion occurred just before midnight in an area filled with pubs, shops, and restaurants-- and about 100 yards away from a subway station.
Six people were injured by flying glass and debris, but officials say none of injuries appears life- threatening.


An anti- terrorism advocate says police received a warning shortly before the bomb exploded, but it was too vague.


(------------)


[2Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=First Union/Wachovia Merger]


Analysts predict a very close vote, when Wachovia Bank shareholders decide whether to approve the proposed merger with First Union.
SunTrust Bank has offered more money in a competing bid for Wachovia.
News 7 Business Report Jen Miele will be in Winston Salem today and report on the vote tonight on News 7.




[11Small-Banks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-25 1:36:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While the big banks battle it out with each other, smaller banks are looking for ways to grab some new customers.


(------------)
[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


First National Bank says some big bank customers are just plain sick of merger mania.
Officials there say the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the merger could mean more customers for F-N-B.
Most small banks say they'll win over customers with personal service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You'll deal with]

((DANNY HARDY: YOU'LL DEAL WITH SOMEBODY YOU GO TO CHURCH WITH, SOMEBODY YOU SEE AT LUNCH, SOMEONE THAT YOUR KIDS PLAY ON THE PLAYGROUND WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Hardy/FNB President]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=playground with.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Not all smaller regional banks attribute a recent customer influx to the merger.
Banks like N-B-C say promotions draw in just as many people.
(------------)



[Paramedic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]


Police in Lexington say a man claiming to be a paramedic was not telling the truth. So they have charged 33 year old David Sult of Wytheville with posing as a paramedic.
Police say Sult did not have proper life saving certification, and obtained rescue squad equipment by false pretenses. Sult was suspended from the Lexington Livesaving and First Aid Crew last month.

[11Crime-Dig]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:24:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Crime-fighting is taking a different direction in the Richmond area, where police are learning to fight relic hunters and grave robbers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :25 ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


That's why the camouflaged man in these woods is a law enforcement instructor faking a Civil War battlefield looting.
Two state agencies and the F-B-I convened the week-long training session for police and historians.
The Roanoke field office of the state department of Historic Resources set the tone in southwest Virginia three years ago. It broke up an "Indian burial ground looting ring" in Wythe County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:38:09]
[IN Q=There's a tremendous black market.]

((TOM KLATKA/ROANOKE ARCHAEOLOGIST: THERE'S A TREMENDOUS BLACK MARKET. WE DO HAVE A VERY HIGH LEVEL MIDDLE MAN WHO BRINGS IN A JET FROM THE WEST COAST... INTERNET AUCTION HOUSES.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Klatka/Roanoke Archaeologist;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=Internet auction houses.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :09]


Virginia's "time crime" training is believed to be the most comprehensive in the nation, and draws students from other states and countries.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/Peach Festival Chairman;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]




(Steve ad lib toss to bump)

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

((Archive: Peach Festival))

[Peru-Plane]


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


A joint U-S-Peruvian investigation finds that language problems and an overloaded communications system led to the accidental shootdown of an American missionary plane.
The incident last April killed an American woman and her infant daughter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-State Department Video;]


The U-S state department released this video showing the final seconds before the plane was shot down over Peru.
A C-I-A surveillance plane mistook the missionary plane for a drug flight and contacted Peruvian officials.
Minutes later, several warning calls went out and there was confusion.
But the pilot didn't hear the warnings and stayed on course.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:10:36]
[IN Q=We would have ]

((RAND BEERS/ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE: WE WOULD HAVE WISHED IN ANY POSSIBLE WAY THAT ANY ONE OF THOSE WARNINGS OR SUGGESTIONS HAD BEEN UNDERSTOOD AND HEEDED AND PREVENTED THIS HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. ))
[SUPER=01-Rand Beers/Assistant Secretary of State;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=horrible tragedy]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The two Peruvian air force pilots who shot down the plane face trial in a military court.
(------------)



[Playground-Safety]


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


Parents beware .. your background play yard may hold some dangers you can avoid.
As Aleen Sirgany reports, a new government study says parents should be careful.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:41:15]
[IN Q=Like a lot]
[SUPER=01-Harry Shoffner/Parent; :21 ]
[SUPER=01-Ann Brown/Consumer Product Safety Comm.; :37]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((LIKE A LOT OF KIDS THEIR AGE, THE SHOFFNER CHILDREN SPEND MANY OF THEIR SUMMER DAYS ON THE BACKYARD PLAYGROUND. IN FACT, A BROKEN ARM CHRISTINA GOT WHEN SHE FELL FROM THIS SWING .. HASN T KEPT HER AWAY.

(NAT) Quick sot Christina

I broke it, that s all.
HARRY SHOFFNER BUILT THE PLAYGROUND FOR HIS KIDS, THINKING IT WAS SAFE.

(SOT) HARRY SHOFFNER/PARENT

When you finished building this did you think something s not right here. NO of course not. I built it off a kit I bought from a hardware store so if anything, you would think it s under specs.
BUT ACCORDING TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT STUDY, THIS PLAYGROUND ISN T SAFEAND THERE S A CHANCE THE ONE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD ISN T EITHER.

(SOT)

ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION WHAT YOU RE DOING IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD YOU HAVE TO THINK OF IN TERMS OF SAFETY YOU WOULD EXPECT IN THE PLAYGROUND AT SCHOOL OR IN THE PUBLIC PLAYGROUND."

(NAT sot) (i can't go higher)


AN ALARMING REPORT BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SHOWS MORE THAN 60 PERCENT OF ALL PLAYGROUND DEATHS DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS HAPPENED AT HOME.

(BRIDGE: ALEEN SIRGANY)

EXPERTS SAY ROPES AND OTHER HANGING CORDS CAUSE MOST OF THE BACKYARD DEATHS. CHILDREN GET STUCK, FALL AND EVEN STRANGE THEMSELVES.
TRACK: AND PARENTS ALSO NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR SHARP EDGES.
You can see there s a space here. That space can catch a child s clothing.

(kid climbs)

PLAYGROUNDS LIKE THIS ARE CONSIDERED SAFE... IT IS SECURELY FASTENED INTO THE GROUND, WOOD CHIPS PROTECT CHILDREN WHO FALL AND THERE ARE NO SMALL SPACES FOR KIDS TO GET STUCK.

(NAT) (kid laughs)



(nat sot)

You want total safety as much as you can
THE PRECAUTIONS COULD SAVE YOUR CHILD S LIFE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

[11Zebra-Foundation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:23:04]
[GRAPHIC=Race Relations]


A Bedford County activist hopes some elderly mentors can help the area's at- risk children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Jack Mills has started the Zebra Foundation, a non- profit corporation that wants to put at- risk kids back on the right track.
Mills wants to help troubled children through a combination of volunteers, donations and grant money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:06:14]
[IN Q=Too many parents]

((JACK MILLS/ZEBRA FOUNDATION, INC.: TOO MANY PARENTS HAVE ABDICATED RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO RESPECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS AND SOCIETY. THAT'S THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA. ALL THE OTHER STUFF.. THAT'S THE PROBLEM. AND GOVERNMENT CAME IN A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS AGO TO TAKE OVER THE PLACE OF DADDY AND GOVERNMENT MAKES A VERY POOR DADDY.))
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Mills also wants to provide children with a computer to help with their education.
The first shipment of donated P-C's arrived at the Foundation's headquarters yesterday.
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A century-old bridge is back in the shop .. getting blasted.
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The historic Goshen Bridge is undergoing renovation for the first time since being built 110-years ago. All that remains are the support beams used to dismantle the structure.
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Parts of the original bridge are being sandblasted and salvaged by a Radford company. Those pieces and newly manufactured parts will then undergo a galvanizing treatment to prevent corrosion over the next half century. Reconstruction is expected to be complete next spring.
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In sports, Tiki Barber may be OUT of the preseason
Mike Stevens explains
Good Morning again Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
Analysts predict a very close vote, when Wachovia Bank shareholders decide whether to approve the proposed merger with First Union.
SunTrust Bank has offered more money in a competing bid for Wachovia.
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While the big banks battle it out with each other, smaller banks are looking for ways to grab some new customers.


First National Bank, for instance, says some big bank customers are just plain sick of merger mania.
Officials there say the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the merger could mean more customers for F-N-B.
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Police in Virginia are learning to fight relic hunters and grave robbers.
The camouflaged man in these woods is a law enforcement instructor faking a Civil War battlefield looting.
Two state agencies and the F-B-I convened the week-long training session for police and historians.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6.]
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