[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next on News 7--
Their names have appeared on Virginia ballots for years.
A pair of delegates captures the Democratic nomination at a mass meeting in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And if Gardenburgers are a part of your healthy diet, you'll want to stay tuned for some product recall information.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[Cloning]


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


Two fertility doctors hope to turn a topic of science fiction into reality--
After announcing they could be just months away from cloning a human, the doctors are leading an ethics debate in the international medical community.
Teri Okita has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Panos Zavos/Fertility Specialist; :31]
[SUPER=01-Brigitte Boisselier/Biochemist; :47]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch/M.I.T.; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

(( PKG SCRIPT
TRACK: THE CLONING OF A HUMAN BEING IS SO VOLATILE A TOPIC, IT'S SPLIT THE MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES...EVEN AT THIS SUBDUED WASHINGTON FORUM TEMPERS FLARED.

(NATSND FULL OF DEBATE "I do not need to be lectured..")

TRACK: EVEN BEFORE THIS DISCUSSION, DOCTOR PANOS ZAVOS AND HIS COLLEGUE, DOCTOR SEVERINO ANTINORI, SAID THEY'VE ALREADY IDENTIFIED 13-HUNDRED INFERTILE, AMERICAN COUPLES WHO'D LIKED TO BE CANDIDATES FOR THEIR EXPERIMENT...AND HAVE BEGUN HARVESTING HUMAN CELLS

(SUPER: DR. PANOS ZAVOS/FERTILITY SPECIALIST)
SOT: THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE MADE SAFE.....


TRACK: THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WANTS TO HEAR PROS AND CONS ON THE ISSUE BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER A MORATORIUM SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON CLONING RESEARCH. BUT ADVOCATES SAY HUMAN CLONING IS INEVITABLE.

(SUPER: BRIGITTE BOISSELIER/BIOCHEMIST)
SOT: IF THERE ARE HOPES, TECHNOLOGY....YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THIS

WILL BE DONE. DON'T FORGET THIS IS A HUGE DEMAND.
TRACK: OPPONENTS ARGUE THERE'S MORE THAN A 90-PERCENT FAILURE RATE IN ANIMAL CLONING..AND MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE TURNING TO HUMANS.

(SUPER: DR. RUDOLF JAENISCH/ MIT)
SOT: WE JUST DO NOT KNOW ALL THE INS AND OUTS..EXTENT OF THE

PROBLEM...NOT GOOD SCIENCE.

(SUPER: TERI OKITA/REPORTING)

STANDUP: ON CAPITOL HILL, THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY BANNED HUMAN CLONING...WITH A PENALTY OF 10 YEARS IN PRISON AND UP TO A MILLION-DOLLAR FINE. THE SENATE WILL TAKE UP THE ISSUE WHEN IT RETURNS AFTER SUMMER RECESS...BUT THE DOCTORS SAY THEY'RE PREPARED TO GO ELSEWHERE...IF THEY HAVE TO. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
))

[11Gardenburger]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Gardenburger is recalling one of its products.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN]
The recall involves all shipments of Chik n Grill filets which contain sulfites not listed on the label.
People sensitive to sulfites can have serious and sometimes life threatening.. allergic reactions to the chemicals.

Consumers can return the product to the store where they bought it for a refund.
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[11Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC36:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The sharpest decline in corporate income taxes in 40 years played a part in the toughest financial news Governor Jim Gilmore has announced.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor revealed yesterday that "end of fiscal year revenues" fell 52 million dollars short of the projection.

But belt tightening he ordered in the spring, after the General Assembly failed to pass a new budget, means the budget remains in balance.
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[SOT 10:25:30 ]
[IN Q=Although our revenue growth]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ALTHOUGH OUR REVENUE GROWTH HAS SLOWED, OUR CASH POSITION IS STRONG.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=our cash position is strong.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Car Tax]


The revenue shortfall is just three hundredths of a percent away from triggering a freeze in the car tax cut.
The Governor says he's confident he'll be able to propose the 100 percent tax phase-out in December, as he prepares to leave office.

[Nominations]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-36]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

Two well known lawmakers are hoping for a return to the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT 12.5 before bite]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Delegates Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas captured the Democratic Nomination at a mass meeting in Roanoke last night. Woodrum was unable to attend because of a death in the family. Neither candidate had opposition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:29:22]
[IN Q=We've seen]

((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER., WE'VE GOT TOO MUCH HERE IN VIRGINIA TO JUST WITHER AWAY, LET OUR HIGHER EDUCATION GO DOWN, WE CAN'T DO THAT. ))
[SUPER=401-Vic Thomas/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; ]
[runs=14]
[OUT Q=can't do that.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=HOLD]
In other political news--- in Wytheville last night Republicans nominated Billy Ashworth to run in the sixth district.





[11Wytheville-Concert]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some of country music's biggest stars will be performing at a theatre in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT :20.5]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

The Wohlfahrt Haus (Wolf-ert House) dinner theater has decided to hold a concert series. The August 12th kick-off show features Patty Loveless at 8. Later this year, Glen Campbell and the Charlie Daniels Band will perform to a capacity crowd of 6-hundred and 60. Organizers see the idea as a boost for the local economy, and are already planning ahead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 30:04:26]
[IN Q=NEXT YEAR WE HOPE]

((MARY JO BABBIT/WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE; NEXT YEAR WE HOPE TO BRANCH OUT TO GO TO CONCERTS MAYBE SOME CHRISTIAN SOME POP, I'M LOOKING FOR SOME ROCK N ROLL BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Jo Babbit/Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tickets start at 60-dollars and are available at the (Wolf-ert House ) Wohlfahrt Haus box office.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, All eyes were on Cisco Systems yesterday. The company released its earning report after the closing bell. Today, the focus is on Microsoft.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((INVESTORS WERE LOOKING TO TECH BELLWHETHER CISCO SYSTEMS FOR SIGNS OF A RECOVERY IN THE BEATEN DOWN TECH SECTOR... BUT CISCO LEFT A LOT TO BE DESIRED..
THE COMPUTER NETWORKING GIANT SAW EARNINGS PLUNGE 99 PERCENT AS DEMAND FOR ITS PRODUCTS DECLINED. BUT CISCO MANAGED TO EKE OUT A PROFIT OF 7-MILLION DOLLARS OR 2 CENTS A SHARE THAT WAS RIGHT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES.. AS FOR THE FUTURE, CISCO SAID SHORTERM VISIBILITY IS IMPROVING, BUT LONGTERM VISIBILITY IS STILL CHALLENGING.

(graphic)

AND MICROSOFT IS A STOCK TO WATCH TODAY... AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE SOFTWARE GIANT APPEALED ITS ANTITRUST CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT. MICROSOFT SAYS BIAS ON THE PART OF THE ORIGINAL TRIAL JUDGE TAINTED THE ENTIRE CASE AGAINST IT.

(on cam)

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN JUNE UNANIMOUSLY SAID MICROSOFT ILLEGALLY PROTECTED ITS WINDOWS MONOPOLY.

(on cam)

INVESTORS STAYED ON THE SIDELINES AS THEY WAITED TO SEE CISCO'S BOTTOMLINE.

(graphic)

THE DOW CLIMBED 57 POINTS LED BY G-E, 3-M AND HOME DEPOT.

(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ DIPPED ABOUT 6 ...

(graphic)

PROCTER AND GAMBLE POSTED PROFIT THAT BEAT THE STREET AND ANNOUNCED A NEW PRODUCT: CREST CHEWING GUM IT'S A CAVITY FIGHTING GUM AND WRIGLEY WILL MANUFACTURE IT.
EBAY IS BRANCHING OUT.. THE ONLINE AUCTION SITE BOUGHT HOMES DIRECT, A SELLER OF FORECLOSURE-RELATED REAL ESTATE.

(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]

[Fishing-Boat]


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


A salvage operation is about to begin for the Japanese fishing boat that sank after a U-S submarine ran into it.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hawaii;]


The collision happened nearly six months ago off the coast of Hawaii.
The Rockwater Two recovery ship is heading to the site of the sunken boat.
It'll have to move the submarine 12- and a half miles and raise it 18- hundred feet from the ocean floor.
Even if the operation is successful, the Navy is not optimistic about finding all nine of the ship's missing crew members.
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[1177-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:14:56]
[GRAPHIC=77 Fatal Accident]


Officials have a new theory on what caused a deadly crash on Interstate 77 last month in Bland County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co./July 18;]

Five people, including two children, died in this accident near Bastian on July 18th. At first State Police believed a car driven by a West Virginia man crossed the median and caused the wreck. But following an investigation, they now say an Ohio driver, who was among those killed, was the one responsible. Authorities say 60-year-old Renata Richter was traveling south when SHE crossed the median and hit the car carrying a family of four. That group was headed north to West Virginia.
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[11Bomb-Threats]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-32]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


A warning to would- be pranksters from school officials in Amherst County.. making a bomb threat could cost you.. literally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./March 28]


On Monday, two teenagers were found guilty of a March bomb threat that disrupted classes at Amherst County High School.
Administrators say each threat costs the school system thousands of dollars in overtime and lost classroom time.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:29:27]
[IN Q=Many parents are]

((DR. JOHN WALKER/AMHERST CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: MANY PARENTS ARE LEGITIMATELY CONCERNED, MANY STUDENTS ARE LEGITIMATELY CONCERNED, AS ARE STAFF MEMBERS AT THE SCHOOL.. YOU KNOW, IS IT SAFE? AND WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE KIND OF WORRIES AND CONCERNS, IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO FOCUS IN ON WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING AND THAT'S TEACHING AND LEARNING.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Walker/Amherst Co. School Superintendent]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=teaching and learning.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two other teens convicted of an April bomb threat were ordered to pay 9- thousand dollars in restitution.
All four students have also been expelled from school.
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[5-Nursing-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-14 41:14]
[GRAPHIC=Morning Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check,
A law practice is specializing in helping nursing home patients who are victims of abuse and neglect.
The firm says the mistreatment of residents is a growing problem.
It's launched a website to give consumers information they need to make wiser decisions. But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us -- one group representing Virginia nursing homes says they're getting a bad rap. The Virginia Health Care Association says incidents of abuse and neglect are few and far between. And that this new website seems like a way to get new clients.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Roanoke law firm of Mundy, Rogers]
[SUPER=01-Dan Frith/The Nursing Home Litigation Group;:14]
[Super=@Joy2; :33]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
The Roanoke law firm of Mundy, Rogers and Frith says its new website: nursing-home-legal-help-dot-com arms consumers with information to prevent their loved one from becoming a victim.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT3:08]
[IN Q=We're seeing situations where there is a great deal]

((WE'RE SEEING SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS A GREAT DEAL FOR VARIOUS REASONS: OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN NURSING HOMES. WE'RE SEEING IT ACROSS THE COUNTRY --AND YOU'RE SEEING HERE LOCALLY AS WELL)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=locally as well]


The site provides information about how to spot abuse, common claims against nursing homes... as well as links to other organizations where people can do background checks.
Dan Frith --says his firm handles between 10 and 20 cases a year. And he says the numbers are growing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT3:20]
[IN Q=Typically you'll see cases where]

((TYPICALLY YOU'LL SEE CASES WHERE ELDERLY PATIENTS NEED ASSISTANCE WITH WALKING AND GETTING TO MEAL TIME --AND A LOT OF THESE FOLKS ARE NOT GETTING THE CARE THAT THEY NEED AND IT'S RESULTING FALLS, BROKEN HIPS)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=broken hips]


But the Virginia Health Care Association says consumers should be leary of the site. Valerie Perini the Vice President of Member Services says "It's an attractive web site that appears to be more of a marketing tool rather than a resource for long term care." In fact she says, in comparison to the number of people in nursing homes abuse is rare and they try to combat it at every turn.
But Frith says this is not a ploy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:06]
[IN Q=We're trying to get information]

(( WE'RE TRYING TO GET INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC --IF FOLKS MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS THEY PROBABLY WON'T NEED ATTORNEYS ON THE BACK END)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.]))
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take Web Address Full]
For more information you can find a link to the website and the Virginia Health Care Association website on our web page at wdbj7-dot-com.
(XXXXXXXXXX)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Hold]


The Virginia Health Care Association says to find the inspection report on any nursing home -- just ask the facility. It is required to make it available to you.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)

Don't go away. News 7 Mornin' continues after the break. [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.
A murder and robbery suspect turns himself in to Roanoke authorities.
After police failed to locate him, 21- year- old "Droop" Bradburn showed up at the police station yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Human cloning is a step closer to reality--
Two fertility specialists plead their case in Washington.
They say 13- hundred infertile American couples want to be candidates for cloning.
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(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03NA 03:03:52]
[IN Q=Tom and Nicole]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=for one night only.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday August 8-th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Cloning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Cloning]


The possibility of HUMANS being cloned leads to a passionate debate in Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Yesterday's forum focused on the ethics of cloning.
Two fertility specialists say they plan to clone a human by the end of the year.
The two say they've already identified 13- hundred infertile American couples who want to be candidates for their experiment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:19:57 ]
[IN Q=This technology]

((DR. PANOS ZAVOS/FERTILITY SPECIALIST: THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE MADE SAFE FOR REPRODUCTIVE PURPOSES. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Panos Zavos/Fertility Specialist;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=reproductive purposes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, opponents argue there's a more than 90- percent failure rate in ANIMAL cloning and say more research is needed before human cloning is done.
From a legal standpoint, the U-S House has already banned human cloning.
The Senate will take up the issue when it returns from summer recess.
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[Yates]


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


The Texas woman accused of drowning her five children will be arraigned this morning.
Andrea Yates faces two capital murder charges.
It's unknown whether Yates will enter a plea at the hearing.
Court records indicate her attorneys plan to pursue an insanity defense.
Yates could receive a life sentence or the death penalty if she's convicted.

[11Grand-jury]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

One of the suspects in a June 10th robbery and murder turned himself in to Roanoke police.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE] Twenty-one year old "Droop" Bradburn was indicted Monday, but police had been unable to locate him until he showed up at the police station yesterday.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Robert Alphonzo Bradburn is one of those wanted for the robbery and murder of Ryan Fischer and theft of Ben Chastang's car. Though Chastang insists it was NOT related to drugs, the chief prosecutor said that he doe not believe that. Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell says there's evidence that this happened in the course of an attempt to buy cocaine.

[2-Nominations]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-36]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

Two well known lawmakers have secured their party's nomination.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 12.5 before bite]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Delegates Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas captured the Democratic Nomination at a mass meeting in Roanoke last night. Woodrum was unable to attend because of a death in the family. Neither candidate had opposition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:29:22]
[IN Q=We've seen]

((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER., WE'VE GOT TOO MUCH HERE IN VIRGINIA TO JUST WITHER AWAY, LET OUR HIGHER EDUCATION GO DOWN, WE CAN'T DO THAT. ))
[SUPER=401-Vic Thomas/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[runs=14]
[OUT Q=can't do that.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=HOLD]
In other political news--- in Wytheville last night Republicans nominated Billy Ashworth to run in the sixth district.





[Night-Out]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke police were out pounding the streets last night but it wasn't what you might think.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 14 before bite]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Several neighborhoods throughout the city held cookouts and other activities as part of National Night out. National Night Out is a yearly event where police and residents come together to promote a positive working relationship.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:09:57]
[IN Q=Some people]

((LAKISHA GUERRANT/ROANOKE RESIDENT; SOME PEOPLE AROUND HERE DOESN'T THINK POLICE IS ALL THAT GOOD AND IN SOME CASES IT IS AND SOME CASES IT'S NOT. IT WAS FUN WHEN THAT POLICEMAN WAS OVER THERE DANCING AND GETTING A LITTLE CONNECTION WITH THEM. ))
[SUPER=01-LaKisha Guerrant/Roanoke Resident; :00]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=connection with them.]
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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]

This particular cookout was held just off Melrose Avenue and was organized by the Melrose Rugby Neighborhood Watch.
A number of other communities in Southwest and Central Virginia marked the occasion as well.
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[Kidman-Nicole]


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


It's NOT a Hollywood ending--
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's divorce becomes final today.
The two appeared together for the first time last night since announcing their divorce.
The occasion was the Hollywood premiere of "The Others", Kidman's new movie that Cruise produced.
Chris Lawrence has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Cruise/Actor; : 20 quick!!]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Kidman/Actress; :31]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; :37]
[SUPER=01-Mario Van Peebles/Actor; :43]
[SUPER=04-"The Others" - Dimension Films; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Hollywood.]

((
Nicole Kidman arrived on the red carpet to promote her new movie ..but couldn t escape the questions about her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Cruise.

(SOT NICOLE KIDMAN/ACTRESS)

31:45 RUNS :03 I m glad that he s here and he s supporting the movie.
Cruise arrived by himself about twenty minutes later ..so the two did not see each other before they went into the movie. Cruise was executive producer on The Others.

(SOT TOM CRUISE/ACTOR)

4:55 RUNS :04 And we re here tonight to celebrate that, to celebrate how hard we all worked on this picture.
But Kidman looked nervous at times ..out publicly with Cruise for the first time since they announced their divorce.

(SOT NICOLE KIDMAN/ACTRESS)

31:02 RUNS :05 I don t see it as fortitude. It s more just sort of getting through.

(S/U CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)

6:46 RUNS :05 Some stars say there s a voyeur in all of us that makes us so interested in their private lives.

(SOT MARIO VAN PEEBLES/ACTOR)

1:00:22 RUNS :15 There s a part of human nature you know ..look at the Enquirer that helps us feel like, Man all these beautiful successful people are miserable just like us. You know, look at this: She s gorgeous and he s this ..but really they re just as miserable as we are!
Cruise says no one should look for answers in this highly-publicized breakup.

(SOT CRUISE)

5:17 RUNS :09 I am not a divorce counselor. I have no advice ..I d say you re on your own. Ha-ha-ha. I don t want to be an expert in that, trust me!

( THE OTHERS /DIMENSION)
(NAT FILM CLIP)

0:48 RUNS :04 You told your brother there was someone else in the room. There was! That ll do Ann!
Kidman and Cruise worked on the supernatural film before he filed papers citing irreconcilable differences. The couple agreed to share custody of their two children. A hearing has been scheduled for October to work out property issues. Chris Lawrence CBS News Hollywood.
))

[Gypsy-Moths]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


State officials say forests along the Blue Ridge Mountains and west were hit hard by gypsy moths this spring.
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[VO-NAT 01-17 3:19]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./Last August;]


Gypsy moths have attacked 440-thousand acres of trees in Virginia this year. That's up from 71-thousand acres last year. The gypsy moth population explosion began during a drought in late 19-98. Without rain, a fungus that kills the moths didn't grow. Once the moths strip the trees of their leaves, the trees become susceptible to diseases.
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[6-State-City]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC15:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's star is rising as a center for business and technology...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That was the message from Mayor Ralph Smith in his first State of the City address before the Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning.
He counted the new Carilion Biotechnology Institute, the growth of several technology-based companies and plans for a new stadium complex and professional basketball team among the signs of progress.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:40:23 - :40]
[IN Q=We are a fiber optic hub]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR: WE ARE A FIBER OPTIC HUB... AND SOON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE WILL BE A TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER, TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=biotechnology center, too.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith also applauded Roanoke city government for trying to cut business costs and praised local governments for their cooperation.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


One of the suspects in a June 10th robbery and murder turned himself in to Roanoke police.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE]
Twenty-one year old Robert Alpohnzo Bradburn was indicted Monday, but police had been unable to locate him until he showed up at the police station yesterday.
Bradburn was wanted for the robbery and murder of Ryan Fischer and theft of Ben Chastang's car.
(------------------)
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In political news...Delegates Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas captured the Democratic Nomination at a mass meeting in Roanoke last night.
Woodrum was unable to attend because of a death in the family.
Neither candidate had opposition.
In Wytheville, Republicans nominated Billy Ashworth to run in the sixth district.
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Several neighborhoods throughout the city of Roanoke held cookouts and other activities as part of National Night out.
National Night Out is a yearly event where police and residents come together to promote a positive working relationship.
A number of other communities in Southwest and Central Virginia marked the occasion as well.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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