[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


This ISN'T child's play- it's the opportunity for hundreds of new full-time jobs.
An official announcement is expected today that K-B Toys is coming to Pittsylvania County.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Meanwhile, the news is NOT so good for a Salem manufacturing facility planning to lay off dozens of workers.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your day started right here-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.

[11KB-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC30:02]
[GRAPHIC=KB Moving In]


It should become official today that K-B toys will move into the former e-Toys distribution center near Danville.


(------------)
[VO-NAT from 01-36 26:36]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Year;]


That is likely to mean hundreds of full-time jobs, and many more part-time positions returning to the building, left empty when e-toys went out of business earlier this year.
Governor Gilmore and K-B officials are scheduled to be in Blairs today .. for what the governor's staff calls an "Economic Development Announcement".
K-B took over the e-Toys website, and is the nation's largest combined retail and on-line toy dealer.
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[11Acterna]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-09 TC49:48]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


A Salem manufacturing facility is laying off 61 of its employees.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Acterna said yesterday earnings were lower than expected, so consolidation of some of its facilities was necessary.
The Salem facility makes software and hardware for communications testing equipment.
Products there will be moved to another Acterna facility, but engineering and marketing will remain.
Much of that production will be out-sourced to Keltech, another local manufacturer.
Some of the furloughed employees may have an opportunity to transfer there.
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[Yates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Making national headlines--
Texas prosecutors decide to seek the death penalty against the woman charged with drowning her five children in a bathtub.
Andrea Yates was arraigned yesterday on two counts of capital murder.
Terisa Estacio reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Turley/Legal Expert; :25]
[SUPER=01-Russell Yates/Andrea's Husband; 1:02 very, very quick]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, Houston.]

(( "NOT GUILTY" BY REASON OF INSANITY. THAT'S THE PLEA ENTERED ON BEHALF OF ANDREA YATES.... THE 37 YEAR OLD HOUSTON MOTHER WHO ADMITS DROWNING HER FOUR BOYS AND INFANT GIRL IN JUNE. WITH HER HUSBAND SEATED NEARBY, YATES DIDN'T SAY A WORD... WHILE HER ATTORNEY ARGUED THAT HIS CLIENT SUFFERS FROM SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS. A DEFENSE THAT SOME LEGAL EXPERTS BELIEVE WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SELL.

SOT: JONATHAN TURLEY/LEGAL EXPERT

"THE PROBLEM WITH THE INSANITY DEFENSE IS THAT MANY JURORS JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE CAN BE SO INSANE, PARTICULARLY A MOTHER, THAT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN CHILD 1 AND CHILD 5 YOU DIDN'T HAVE A MOMENT OF CLARITY WHEN YOU REALIZED HOW HORRIFIC YOUR ACTIONS ARE."
THE PROSECUTORS AGREE... AND SAY A COURT-ORDERED EVALUATION HAS ALREADY DETERMINED YATES IS COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL. BUT THE DEFENSE DISPUTES THAT, HAS ASKED FOR A COMPETENCY HEARING TO HELP SORT IT ALL OUT.

SOT/NATZ FULL/YATES ATTORNEY

"WHEN WILL YOU KNOW THE DATE FOR THE COMPENTECY HEARING? WE'LL PROBABLY FIND THAT OUT IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO."
WITH A GAG ORDER IN EFFECT THAT'S ABOUT ALL ANYONE WOULD SAY AFTER THE HEARING.

SOT: RUSSELL YATES/ANDREA'S HUSBAND

"I DIDN'T COME PREPARED TO TALK TODAY."

(STANDUP)

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty and Yates is under suicide watch.
TE CBS News Houston
Music:))

[Illegal-Workers]


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


Top officials from the U-S and Mexico are meeting in Washington today.
They'll talk about letting un-documented Mexicans work legally in the U-S.
The state department spokesman says the administration is ruling out amnesty, but IS open to the idea of letting them work here on a temporary basis.
Secretary of State Colin Powell and Attorney General John Ashcroft hope to make progress on the immigration issu

e before a U-S-- Mexican summit next month.[11Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:32:38]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Biotechnology may be the key to helping Southwest Virginia prosper. That's according to Republican Mark Earley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke;]


In a campaign stop at a Kiwanis-Rotary Club luncheon, he told the crowd that Roanoke is poised to become a biotech "heavyweight."
The Carilion Biotechnology Institute will be the state's third biotech park.
Earley says he'll support Virginia's growth in that arena with tax credits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:11:02 - :15]
[IN Q=We want to stimulate]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE WANT TO STIMULATE THAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITY WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS, WITH TAX CREDITS FOR HIRING INTERNS FROM OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. AND ALSO TRY TO MAKE VIRGINIA A REAL BIOTECHNOLOGY STATE.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=real biotechnology state.]
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[VO-NAT :08 + pad]


Earley says he'd help workers laid off from manufacturing jobs by appointing a "Workforce Czar", and pushing for a workforce training program.
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[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC18:15]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Senator George Allen heard some high tech information during a visit to Salem's General Electric plant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


As part of his Recreational vehicle tour designed to "bring his office to the people," Allen focused on technology during his visit to G-E.
Officials there told Allen they've invested 10 million dollars in the facility over the past few years.
And the investment paid off... G-E's turbines, manufactured in Salem, can be found in power plants across the country.
Allen also opened his Senate Regional District Office in Roanoke yesterday afternoon.
(------------)



[11UVA-Wise]


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


Construction work is forcing a college campus to close down tomorrow.
The construction means shutting down power at the UVA College at Wise, so the school will be closed Friday.

[11FAO-Schwarz]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC56:37]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, a 50 thousand square foot toy store is opening up at Tanglewood Mall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


F-A-O Schwarz will temporarily take over the old Brendle's building during September and October.
The Schwarz company already has a distribution facility in Roanoke, so apparently it has decided to use some of the merchandise stored there to test the market.
There IS a possibility the store may stay longer at Tanglewood, but that will depend on sales and a number of other factors.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, some of the major retail stores are expected to release their June sales numbers today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((RETAIL STOCKS ARE SURE TO STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT ON WALL STREET TODAY.

(graphic - "RETAIL SPOTLIGHT" WITH WALMART, KMART, TARGET)


SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN RETAIL ARE SET TO REPORT THEIR JULY SALES TODAY. ECONOMISTS PREDICT THE EFFECTS OF THOSE TAX REBATE CHECKS ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW UP IN THOSE RETAIL SALES REPORTS.

(on cam)

AND INVESTORS COULD USE SOME GOOD NEWS..THE STOCK MARKET WAS HIT WITH A ONE-TWO PUNCH WEDNESDAY... A GRIM REPORT ON THE ECONOMY FROM THE FED AND A SALES WARNING FROM TECH BELLWETHER CISCO SYSTEMS.

(graphic)

THE DOW WAS CLOBBERED, DOWN 165 POINTS...

(graphic - coke)

ONLY ONE OF THE 30 DOW STOCKS FINISHED HIGHER AND THAT WAS COCA COLA.

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ FELL 3 PERCENT OR 61 POINTS AND LOST ITS GRIP ON THE 2-THOUSAND MARK.

(on cam)

INVESTORS UNLOADED STOCKS AFTER THE FED'S SURVEY OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS POINTED TO NO SIGNS OF A RECOVERY.. IN FACT, THE FED FOUND THAT WEAKNESS IN MANUFACTURING IS NOW SPREADING TO OTHER PARTS OF THE ECONOMY.
IT ALSO FOUND THAT SOME STORES CUT BACK ORDER FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL AND HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IN ANTICIPATION OF SLOW SALES.

(graphic)

THE INSURANCE GIANT AETNA ADDED TO THE GLOOM.. IT LOST ABOUT 96 MLN DOLLARS IN THE SECOND QTR AS. IT DIDN'T RAISE PREMIUMS ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH HIGHER MEDICAL COSTS.
(graphic)

AND GATEWAY IS ONE TO WATCH.. THE P-C MAKER IS THINKING ABOUT PULLING OUT OF EUROPE AND ASIA TO BECOME PROFITABLE AGAIN.

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE AFTER THE BELL ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM...AT THE NASDAQ

(on cam)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Maureen-Reagan]


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


The public will have a chance to say goodbye to Maureen Reagan during a service planned next week in Sacramento, California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Reagan died yesterday at her home after a five- year battle with skin cancer.
She was the daughter of Former President Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman.
Maureen Reagan followed in her father's footsteps into the political ring, campaigning for him and running for U-S Senate and later, for Congress.
But after her father fell ill with Alzheimer's Disease, Reagan spent her later years raising awareness about it.
Maureen Reagan was 60.
(------------)


[11JF-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:44:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The ongoing cleanup at Jefferson Forest High School should be completed on time and within budget.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Crews have spent the past two and a half months ridding the school of the stachybotrys (statch-ih-BAH-tris) bacteria that was linked to dozens of health complaints among faculty and students.
The school has been scrubbed clean and everything will have a fresh coat of paint when students return.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:53:39]
[IN Q=I think anybody]

((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: I THINK ANYBODY COMING IN WILL NOTICE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE. THE MAIN THING IS IT'S 30 YEARS OLD.. ANY TIME YOU CLEAN A BUILDING IN THE KIND OF METICULOUS WAY THIS ONE'S BEEN CLEANED AFTER 30 YEARS, YOU'RE BOUND TO NOTICE THAT. AND THE FACT THAT ESSENTIALLY EVERY SURFACE IN HERE EXPECT THE BRICK HAS GOT A NEW COAT OF PAINT.))
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=coat of paint.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Crews expect to finish their work by next Friday.
Classes begin September 4th.
(------------)



[11Yellow-Branch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:11:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Campbell County is getting rid of stachybotrys (statch-ih-BAH-tris) at one of its schools .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Superintendent George Nolley (NAHL-ee) says the stachybotrys (statch-ih-BAH-tris) bacteria was discovered at Yellow Branch Elementary shortly after classes ended in June.
That's the same fungus that was found at Jefferson Forest.
The county has spent 80- thousand dollars cleaning the school's ventilation system and affected areas.
Nolley says he's not aware of any health complaints associated with the mold.
(------------)



[5-PET-Scan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-08 41:06]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, doctors in our area are using a new tool in the fight against cancer.
It's called a PET scanner and it's now the best method available to identify the disease. The PET scanner is capable of detecting up to 90 percent of most types of cancer.
And doctors say there is very little harm if any to the patient.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Harper Wagner]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harper Wagner/Patient; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Matthews/Lewis-Gale Medical Center Radiologist; :33]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Harper Wagner hopes this PET scan or Positron Emission Tomography test will show his cancer has not spread.
One month ago a small tumor was found above his left lung.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:54:59]
[IN Q=This was another precautionary measure]

((HARPER WAGNER/PATIENT:THIS WAS ANOTHER PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T HAVE IT ANYWHERE ELSE IN MY BODY. IT'S A NEW THING AND I REALLY WANTED TO HAVE IT)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=really wanted to have it]


Lewis Gale Medical Center is one of five Electa Healthcare Hospitals in Southwest, Virginia sharing this mobile PET scanner.
Doctors say it is even more accurate than C-T scans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:43:06]
[IN Q=CT might pick-up maybe]

((CT MIGHT PICK UP 60 MAYBE 70 PERCENT OF THE TUMORS --PET SCANNING IS PICKING UPWARDS OF 90 PERCENT)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=upwards of 90 percent]


Doctor Matthews shows us examples of tumors that the CT scan missed but the PET scan picked-up.
Take a look at this first PET scan --aside from the heart and kidneys the other black dots are cancer -- the CT scan showed nothing. And this case is even more dramatic. The CT scan showed no cancer --but the PET scan shows the patient is covered with tumors.
The PET scan works by measuring the metabolic activity of cells--it looks at how much energy a particular tissue is using.
(///// SOT /////)

[SO14:39:58]
[IN Q=Where that is useful is that it that]

((WHERE THAT IS USEFUL IS THAT IT IS KNOWN THAT TUMORS, CANCER IS FAST GROWING IT USES A LOT OF SUGAR IT USES A LOT OF GLUCOSE. SO WE USE A TRACER --WHICH IS A RADIOACTIVE FORM OF BLOOD SUGAR THAT THE TUMOR TAKES UP AND IT LIGHTS UP LIKE A LIGHT BULB)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=like a light bulbl]


For Wagner the results of this scan will make a big difference in making sure he gets the right treatment for his cancer. And for many others it could be another life-line in the fight against this deadly disease.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The PET scanner has also been approved for the evaluation of patients with certain types of seizures --as well those who have had heart attacks.
One day it could even be used for the detection of Alzheimer's disease.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)

Stay with us .....News 7 Mornin' continues after this 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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Federal investigators uncover the largest known on-line child pornography site.
The sting operation not only caught the web site's operators, but the subscribers, as well.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clean-up at Jefferson Forest High School should be finished by next week.
For the past two-and-a-half months, workers have been ridding the school of the stachybotris bacteria that made dozens of staff and students sick.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And K-B Toys is expected to fill the void left by e-Toys in Pittsylvania county.
An official announcement is expected today.
The company will likely bring hundreds of full-time jobs to the area.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, August 9th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-11KB-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC30:02]
[GRAPHIC=KB Moving In]


A big economic announcement is expected to be made in Southside today.
K-B toys will move into the former e-Toys distribution center near Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT from 01-36 26:36]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Year;]


That is likely to mean hundreds of full-time jobs, and many more part-time positions returning to the building, left empty when e-toys went out of business earlier this year.
Governor Gilmore and K-B officials are scheduled to be in Blairs today .. for what the governor's staff calls an "Economic Development Announcement".
K-B took over the e-Toys website, and is the nation's largest combined retail and on-line toy dealer.
(-------------)



[2-Yates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The Texas mother who admits to drowning her five children faced two capital murder charges in court yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


At Yates' arraignment, attorneys entered a "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" plea on her behalf.
The 37- year- old admits to drowning her children.
Her attorney argues Yates suffers from severe mental illness.
But that's a defense some legal experts believe will be difficult to sell.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:38 ]
[IN Q=The problem with the insanity]

((JONATHAN TURLEY/LEGAL EXPERT:THE PROBLEM WITH THE INSANITY DEFENSE IS THAT MANY JURORS JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE CAN BE SO INSANE, PARTICULARLY A MOTHER, THAT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN CHILD 1 AND CHILD 5 YOU DIDN'T HAVE A MOMENT OF CLARITY WHEN YOU REALIZED HOW HORRIFIC YOUR ACTIONS ARE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Turley/Legal Expert;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=your actions are.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, prosecutors say a court- ordered evaluation has already determined Yates IS competent to stand trial.
They also plan to seek the death penalty.
(------------)



[Child-Porn]


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


Investigators say they have shut down the world's largest known child pornography site.
The undercover sting operation not only netted those running the web site, but subscribers, too.
Aleen Sirgany has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Terri Moore/Former Assistant U. S. Attorney; :07]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General; :37]
[SUPER=01-Ken Weaver/Chief Postal Inspector; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((
NAT OF DOOR OPENING INSIDE THE DOORS OF THIS TEXAS COMPANY, INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED A MEGA MILLION DOLLAR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OPERATION.

(SOT) TERRI MOORE/FORMER ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY

There were pix of little children, we re not talking about people who looked young, these were young children being raped and crying, so disturbing, so disturbing.
AUTHORITIES SAY LANDSLIDE PRODUCTIONS, OWNED BY A MARRIED COUPLE .. WAS AN ELABORATE ON-LINE BUSINESS THAT CATERED TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THOMAS REEDY WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON. HIS WIFE JANICE REEDY WILL SPEND THE NEXT 14 YEARS BEHIND BARS.

(SOT)JOHN ASHCROFT/U.S ATTTOREY GENERAL

To those in the sex industry who illegally prey on America s innocent, the deparment of justice will use every resource available to identify, arrest and prosecute those who violate the law to the fullest extent of the law.
AUTHORITIES NOT ONLY ARRESTED THE OWNERS OF THE COMPANY... BUT ALSO 100 OF THE CLIENTS. INVESTIGATORS SAY FOR 29-95 A MONTH, THESE SUBSCRIBERS COULD LOG ON TO HUNDREDS OF CHILD PORN SIGHTS. THE OWNERS GROSSED AS MUCH AS 1-POINT-4-MILLION DOLLARS A MONTH.

(SOT) KEN WEAVER/CHIEF POSTAL INSPECTOR

An operation of this magnitude was previously unheard of in the United States.

(STANDUP)

OF THE 250-THOUSAND SUBSCRIBERS, AUTHORITIES SAY MORE THAN 30 PERCENT WERE CHILD MOLESTERS. AND POLICE SAY THIS CASE IS STILL OPEN... EVEN MORE CUSTOMERS COULD SOON BE ARRESTED. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.

))[6-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC36:36]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is awaiting a report from his cabinet secretary on whether the Jones Institute in Norfolk is violating a new state ban on human cloning -- or skirting ethical boundaries that make the Governor uncomfortable.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape]


The Jones Institute was responsible for the nation's first test tube baby in 1981 -- and made national headlines last month with its stem cell research.
The clinic produced stem cells from six day old balls of embryonic cells, which doctors allege cannot become a complete individual if kept alive after the research.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday]


On Tuesday, the Governor sent Health and Human Resources Secretary Lou Rossiter in to investigate.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:40:38]
[IN Q=The artificial creation of people]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE ARTIFICIAL CREATION OF PEOPLE IS A MONUMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE. AND WE MUST BEGIN TO CONSIDER THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THOSE KINDS OF MATTERS.))
[SOT 10:40:54]

((WHETHER OR NOT THE JONES INSTITUTE IS CONDUCTING ITSELF IN VIOLATION OF THE STATUTE IS A MATTER THAT SECRETARY ROSSITER IS GOING TO EXAMINE. BUT HE'LL ALSO GO BEYOND THAT ISSUE. HE'S REALLY ... DETERMINE EXACTLY THE TYPE OF SCIENCE THAT IS GOING ON THERE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=type of science that is going on there.]
(-------------)
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=None]


On Tuesday, Jones Institute officials told reporters they are NOT cloning humans... and they answered Secretary Rossiter's questions in full.
His report is due to the Governor in a few weeks.

[11Oxycontin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]


It may become harder for drug users to get high from the perscription painkiller OxyContin.
Yesterday, the maker says it has plans for a ''smart pill'' version.
The new pill would be designed to destroy its own narcotic ingredients if it's crushed into a powder and snorted or injected.
It won't be available for at least three years.

[2-11JF-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:44:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The cleanup at Jefferson Forest High School should be completed by next week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Crews have spent the past two and a half months ridding the school of the stachybotrys (statch-ih-BAH-tris) bacteria that was linked to dozens of health complaints among faculty and students.
The school has been scrubbed clean and everything will have a fresh coat of paint when students return.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:53:39]
[IN Q=I think anybody]

((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: I THINK ANYBODY COMING IN WILL NOTICE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE. THE MAIN THING IS IT'S 30 YEARS OLD.. ANY TIME YOU CLEAN A BUILDING IN THE KIND OF METICULOUS WAY THIS ONE'S BEEN CLEANED AFTER 30 YEARS, YOU'RE BOUND TO NOTICE THAT. AND THE FACT THAT ESSENTIALLY EVERY SURFACE IN HERE EXPECT THE BRICK HAS GOT A NEW COAT OF PAINT.))
[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=coat of paint.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Crews expect to finish their work by next Friday.
Classes begin September 4th.
(------------)



[Fiddlers-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-29]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[please note that all of the supers are quick] Thousands have once again descended on Galax. It's that's time of year again-- time for the annual Old Fiddler's Convention. Teresa Hamilton brings us some of the sights and sounds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Tolbert/Musician; :18 quick]
[SUPER=01-Lane Robertson/Musician; :45 quick]
[SUPER=01-Abe Spear/Musician; 1:09 quick]
[SUPER=01-Mark Newman/Musician; 1:16 quick]
[SUPER=@Teresa2;1:35 quick]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Galax.]

(( This year's convention is no different from years past. Here you'll find people off all ages and from all parts of the world... all with a passion for music.
[sot 15:08:01]

((FRANK TOLBERT/MUSICIAN: I'VE BEEN COMING HERE FOR 35 YEARS NOW.... ON STAGE ANYWHERE.))
[RUNS= ]
[OUT Q= ON STAGE ANYWHERE.]

Some who make the trek to Galax come to compete-- but most who make the trip come to reminisce and meet other musicians.
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((LANE ROBERTSON/MUSICIAN: YOU SEE A LOT OF FRIENDS AND PICKERS... IT'S SOMETHING ENJOYABLE TO COME TO.)) For most of the younger musicians-- it doesn't get any better.
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((ABE THESE PEOPLE I'M PLAYING WITH ARE JUST AN INSPIRATION.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT 15:09:22] (( I'M GOING TO ETSU TO STUDY BLUEGRASS I WANT TO PLAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.))
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((I LOVE TO SEE THEM PLAY... THAT'S GOOD.)) But you don't have to pick an instrument to feel at home--
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((NAT SOUND OF GIRLS SINGING.)) This is the 66th year for the Old Time Fiddler's Convention... which wraps up Saturday night. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Galax.))
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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It should become official today that K-B toys will move into the former e-Toys distribution center near Danville.


That is likely to mean hundreds of full time jobs, and many more part time positions returning to the building.
K-B took over the e-Toys website, and is the nation's largest combined retail and on-line toy dealer.
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Acterna is laying off sixty one of its employees.
The company said yesterday earnings were lower than expected, so consolidation of some of its facilities was necessary.
The Salem facility makes software and hardware for communications testing equipment.
Products there will be moved to another Acterna facility, but engineering and marketing will remain.
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The ongoing cleanup at Jefferson Forest High School should be completed on time and within budget.
Crews have spent the past two and a half months ridding the school of the stachybotrys (statch-ih-BAH-tris) bacteria that was linked to dozens of health complaints among faculty and students.
Crews expect to finish their work by next Friday.
Classes begin September 4th.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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