[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on News 7--
Widespread abuse of the painkiller, Oxycontin, prompts Carilion Health System to form a task force.
Find out how the group wants to fight the problem.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a children's pain reliever is being recalled because of a risk of liver failure.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started right here-- News 7 Mornin is next.



[11Drug-Recall]


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


A chidren's pain reliever is being recalled.
The bottles may cause an overdose of acetaminophen, which could lead to liver failure.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The recalled product is the four-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored liquid pain reliever sold under the Kroger, Good Sense and Hy-Vee brands.
The bottles in question bear the lot number 1-A-D-0-2-2-8.
Parents should return the painkiller to the store for a refund.
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[6-OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC-4:47]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]


Carilion Health System is taking aim at Oxycontin abuse in Southwestern Virginia. The health care provider has formed its own task force to combat the problem. Yesterday, the group released its recommendations for how to treat substance abuse.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Widespread]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rick Seidel/Carilion Behavorial Health; :07]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :34]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Anderson Douglass/Saint Albans Clinical Psychiatrist; :36]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7, Radford]

(( Widespread abuse of the prescription pain killer OxyContin has prompted Carilion Health system to take action.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:01:49]
[IN Q=One of the things that's been emphasized]

((ONE OF THINGS THAT'S BEEN EMPHASIZED IS --IS THIS GOOD DRUG IS THIS A BAD DRUG --THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON LAW ENFORCEMENT. WHAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON IS ON TREATMENT))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=on treatment]


But some doctors say treating OxyContin addiction hasn't been easy. Some addicts say it's worse than coming off heroin.
But one of the hurdles that health providers are also combating --is insurance companies --who don't want to pay for inpatient detoxification.
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[SOT17:15:27]
[IN Q=What I need insurace companies to say]

((WHAT I NEED THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO SAY YES YOU HAVE 3-5 DAYS CALL ME WHEN ITS OVER WITH --AND FOR THEM TRUST OUR OPINION THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO ABUSE THEIR FUNDS))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=their funds]

Carilion hopes for now its recommendations for stricter controls on OxyContin prescriptions and its effort to establish community based work groups will be a first step towards recovery.
In the meantime Carilion's Saint Albans hospital plans to expand its inpatient and day resources and its narcotics anonymous program. For now, Carilion Saint Albans hospital is trying to obtain methadone license for short-term detox.
But in the long run --they hope a new drug called Buprenorphine (Buu -pra-nor-fene) will be the long term fix.
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[SOT17:07:58]
[IN Q=It's not subject to the same]

(( IT'S NOT SUBJECT TO THE SAME KIND OF REGULATIONS OF METHADONE -- IS VERY STRICTLY CONTROLLED THERE ARE SPECIAL REGULATIONS THAT MAKE IT A BIT OF AN ISSUE FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO PRESCRIBE IT))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=wanting to prescribe it]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Radford.))[6-Thompson]


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

A man suspected in a Roanoke murder is back in Virginia to face charges. Antoine Lamar Thompson was recently taken into custody in Akron, Ohio. He was returned to Roanoke on Wednesday. The 20-year old is charged in connection with the June 10th murder of Salem resident Ryan Fischer on Melrose Avenue. He's also charged with robbery, and police say additional charges are expected to be filed. Thompson is being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond. Another suspect, 21-year old "Droop" Bradburn, recently surrendered to police.


[11Henry-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC-48:48]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Henry County authorities have charged a Martinsville man with murder.
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[VO-NAT]


21-year old Terris Dandridge faces a first degree murder charge for the shooting death of 16-year old Lorenzo Hairston-
The shooting happened at the Horsepasture Ruritan Club last Friday.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Investigators say the victim WAS armed with a 9-millimeter handgun when he was fatally wounded.

[Wildfires]


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


In national headlines--
Wildfires are still running strong out West, where resources to fight them are running low.
Firefighters are working around the clock to battle more than three- dozen major fires.
Now, they'll also get some help from military troops from North Carolina and Washington State.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boise, ID; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rosa Davis/National Interagency Fire Center; :10]
[SUPER=01-Roger Erb/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; :42]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Boise.]

((
IT'S A VICIOUS CYCLE FOR FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING WILDFIRES IN TEN WESTERN STATES. JUST AS CREWS CONTAIN FIRES IN ONE AREA.... SEVERAL OTHERS IGNITE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

SOT: ROSA DAVIS/NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER

"THESE FIRES ARE BURNING NEAR POPULATED AREAS, THEY AREN'T BIG CITIES IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON, BUT THEY ARE COMMUNITIES, PEOPLE'S HOMES AND PROPERTY."
WHILE AN ESTIMATED 500,000 ACRES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCORCHED....OFFICIALS SAY FIREFIGHTERS ARE, SO FAR, HOLDING THEIR OWN IN TERMS OF STEERING BLAZES AWAY FROM PROPERTY. THE TASK IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT IN OREGON... WHERE CREWS ARE BATTLING FAST MOVING FIRES, FUELED BY BONE DRY BRUSH.

SOT: ROGER ERB/FIRE DIR., U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

"THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT GIVES US THE MOST TROUBLE."

(MILLER BRIDGE)


HERE IN BOISE.... THE NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER HAS GONE TO ITS HIGHEST ALERT, LEVEL FIVE.

SOT: DAVIS

"WHAT THAT INDICATES IS THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVE FIRES, OUR RESOURCES ARE STRETCHED VERY THIN COORDINATORS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ARE CALLING IN THE TROOPS. THURSDAY THEY REQUESTED, TWO MILITARY BATTALIONS, THAT'S MORE THAN 11 HUNDRED SOLDIERS. BUT THOSE SOLDIERS NEED TRAINING, SO IT WILL BE DAYS BEFORE THEY CAN RELIEVE TIRED CREWS. THAT'S A LONG TIME TO WAIT AS THE FIRES GROW BY THE MINUTE.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, BOISE ))

[11School-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Are you making the grade when it comes to back-to-school shopping?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Schools now issue mandatory supply lists and parents are out footing the bill.. making sure their kids have what they need.
Forty percent of shoppers nationally said they made at least four trips doing back-to-school shopping -- all in the name of finding the right price.
Dorris White says she's being picky this year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It pays to be.]

((DORRIS WHITE; IT PAYS TO BE. YOU HAVE TO WATCH EVERYTHING WITH THE ECONOMY LIKE IT IS.))
[SUPER=07-Dorris White;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=economy like it is.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wal-Mart has teamed up with Q-99 and Pepsi to pack a bus full of supplies to give to families who can't afford everything on the list.
Target stores donate a portion of each credit card purchase to local schools.
And K-Mart's "School Spirit" card is expected to provide 10 million dollars to U-S Schools.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Hewlett Packard beat Wall Street's reduced forecasts.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]


((HEWLETT PACKARD IS OFFERING SOME LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

(graphic)

AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, THE STRUGGLING P-C AND PRINTER MAKER SAID PROFIT BEAT ALREADY LOWERED ESTIMATES BY A PENNY..

(on cam)

BUT THE ENCOURAGING NEWS, IS THAT HEWLETT PACKARD HAD SOME POSITIVE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT NEAR TERM PROFITS AND REVENUES.

(graphic)

ALSO AFTER THE BELL: DELL COMPUTER MADE ITS PROFIT NUMBER OF 16 CENTS A SHARE...BUT REVENUES WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW ESTIMATES.

(on cam)

ON THE RETAIL FRONT:

(graphic)

AND NORDSTROM RANG UP A SECOND QTR PROFIT OF 29-CENTS A SHARE.. A PENNY BETTER THAN EXPECTED.

(graphic)

AND THE GAP...

(on cam)

WITH EARNINGS SEASON LARGELY BEHIND US.. INVESTORS ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FED'S MEETING TUESDAY ON INTEREST RATES.. MANY ANALYSTS SAY A QUARTER POINT RATE CUT IS ALREADY BAKED INTO THE PIE...ANYTHING MORE THAN THAT MAY UNSETTLE THE MARKET AND SIGNAL THE FED THINKS THINGS ARE WORSE THAN THEY APPEAR.
ON WALL STREET... A REMARKABLE LATE DAY COMEBACK FOR THE STOCK MARKET

(graphic)

THE DOW RALLIED 46 POINTS LED BY MICROSOFT

(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ BOUNCED BACK FROM A FOUR MONTH LOW TO END 11 POINTS HIGHER.

(on cam)

GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEBUYERS:

(graphic)

MORTAGE RATES ARE BELOW THE KEY 7 PERCENT LEVEL..FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE MONTHS..ACCORDING TO FREDDIE MAC, THE AVERAGE 30 YR RATE AT 6.95 PERCENT...

(on cam)

HOUSING REMAINS A BRIGHT SPOT.. HOME CONSTRUCTION ROSE NEARLY 3 PERCENT LAST MONTH.

(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]

[11Arcadia-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC13:50]
[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Accident]


It may be days before we know the identity of the man killed in yesterday's accident on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


It happened just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon near the Arcadia exit.
State Police say the driver of this car was heading north, when he crossed the median.
A tractor trailer heading south hit the car and drove right over it, killing the driver.
Troopers say it appears the driver was NOT wearing his seatbelt.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:00]
[IN Q=That would be a]

((SGT. PAUL DULANEY/STATE POLICE: THAT WOULD BE A DIFFICULT CRASH TO SURVIVE WHETHER YOU WERE WEARING A SEATBELT OR NOT BASED ON MY OPINION.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Paul Dulaney/State Police]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=on my opinion]
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[VO-NAT]


State Police will only say the man who died was from another state.
The driver of the tractor trailer escaped injury.
No word yet on what may have caused the car to cross the median.
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[11Axton-Death]


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


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office is investigating a suspicious death in Axton. Deputies say they found Efrain Herrera (Va-lez-quez) Velazquez dead on Splendor Gate Road from an apparent gunshot wound. Velazquez's last known address was Lexington North Carolina, but he was known to have been in the Pittsylvania County area for about 30 days. Deputies are now trying to figure out where he was staying.

[Bush-Medicaid]


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


President Bush's proposal for managing Medicaid give states more power, much to the dismay of Democrats.
The plan gives states more control over Medicaid programs, and gives health plans more time to consider patient complaints.
But it also means another delay in Congress making good on its promise of patients' rights for Medicaid recipients.
Health Secretary Tommy Thompson says the plan strikes a balance between the needs of patients and the needs of stat

es, and he plans to have it in place early next year.[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, your child's immunizations could be delayed because of a vaccine shortage.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF "dt" vaccine MAY MEAN A DELAY WITH YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS. RIGHT NOW- THERE'S NOT ENOUGH DIPHTHERIA -TETANUS VACCINE TO GO AROUND- SO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS KIDS SHOULD SKIP THE SHOTS THAT are NORMALLY SCHEDULED for 18 MONTHS OF AGE- SO - AS OF TODAY- KIDS WILL SHOULD GET THEIR FIRST 3 "D-T "SHOTS ON SCHEDULE- 2MONTHS, 4 MONTHS, 6 MONTHS- THEN WAIT UNTIL AGE 4 OR 5 TO GET THE 4TH BOOSTER. Experts think SKIPPING THIS SHOT WILL -not- CAUSE A MAJOR RISK TO YOUR CHILDS HEALTH
IF YOU WORK IN PLACE WHERE OTHERS ARE ALLOWED TO SMOKE- YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF MORE THAN A LITTLE SHORT OF BREATH. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE SHOWS PEOPLE WHO BREATHE IN LOTS OF SECONDHAND SMOKE IN THE WORKPLACE- HAVE TRIPLE THE RISK OF DAMAGE TO THEIR LUNGS. THIS STUDY ADDS TO THE GROWING LIST OF PROBLEMS LINKED TO SECONDHAND SOME- THOSE PROBLEMS INCLUDE HEART DISEASE, CANCER, AND STROKE.
FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE CATARACTS- YOU MAY BE TOLD THERES NO RUSH TO HAVE THEM TREATED. BUT THAT MAY NOT BE THE BEST THING TO DO IF YOU DRIVE. A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL OPHTHALMOLOGY SHOWS PEOPLE WITH CATARACTS HAVE MORE AUTO ACCIDENTS THAN THOSE WITHOUT CATARACTS- AND THATS EVEN IF THE CATARACTS ARE ONLY IN ONE EYE/ 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.
Parents will want to take note of a recall--
A children's pain reliever is being pulled off the shelves, because it could cause an overdose of acetaminophen.
Details, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Ferrum woman who had a run-in with a state trooper is found guilty of two misdemeanors.
Abby Newman stood up to police at a checkpoint last September, saying her constitutional rights were violated.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Lynchburg Voters League checks out a couple of candidates who want to be the Hill City's next sheriff.
The two debated issues like training and diversity in the sheriff's department.
The Voters League will announce its endorsement today.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, August 17th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-11Drug-Recall]


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


A chidren's pain reliever is being recalled because it may cause an overdose of acetaminophen.
That could lead to liver failure.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The recalled product is the four-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored liquid pain reliever sold under the Kroger, Good Sense and Hy-Vee brands.
The bottles in question bear the lot number 1-A-D-0-2-2-8.
Parents should return the painkiller to the store for a refund.
(-------------)



[11OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC06:30]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]


The region's largest health care provider says more must be done to help people addicted to the pain killer Oxycontin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Carilion Health System has announced that it has formed its own OxyContin task force--and compiled a list of recommendations on how to deal with abuse and addiction.
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[SOT17:02:07]
[IN Q=Our concern is our patients]

((DR. RICK SEIDEL/CARILION BEHAVORIAL HEALTH; OUR CONCERN IS FOR OUR PATIENTS AND THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY --THAT'S WHAT REALLY LED US TO PUT TOGETHER THIS WORK TO COME UP WITH SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR PRACTICE AS WELL AS OTHER HOSPITAL THAT ARE FACING THIS KIND OF SITUATION))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rick Seidel/Carilion Behavorial Health]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=this kind of situation]
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[VO-NAT]


Some doctors say one of the biggest hurdles they face is insurance companies that don't want to pay for in-patient treatment.
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[SOT17:17:05]
[IN Q=If they're not successfully]

((DR. ANDERSON DOUGLASS/SAINT ALBANS CLINICAL PSYCHIATRIST; IF THEY'RE NOT SUCCESSFULLY INITIALLY DETOXIFIED THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Anderson Douglass/Saint Albans Clinical Psychiatrist]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=outpatient basis]
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[VO-NAT]


Carilion plans to add resources to its treatment programs to combat what it calls a widespread problem.
This will include getting a license for a methadone program and expanding its in-patient and day treatment programs.
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[11Newman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:03:26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A roadside debate with a state trooper ends up with a Ferrum woman being found guilty of two misdemeanors.
Abby Newman stood up to a police checkpoint last September, saying her constitutional rights were violated.
But last night, seven jurors agreed THAT wasn't the issue.
After one-and a- half hours of deliberation, they found Newman guilty of driving without a license and obstructing justice.
Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Homemaker Abby Newman]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bowen/State Police; :22]
[SUPER=01-Abby Newman/Defendant; 48]
[SUPER=01-Lyn Ballantine/Newman Supporter; 1:12 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Richard Mack/Gun Owners of America; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Rocky Mount.]

(( Homemaker Abby Newman and State Trooper Mike Bowen met again in court, 11 months after they met like this:
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:02 - :10]

((MIKE BOWEN: STEP OUT OF THE CAR. ABBY NEWMAN: NO, SIR, DON'T YOU TOUCH ANY OF MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS IN THIS CAR. YOU'RE RIGHT I'VE RECORDED THIS CONVERSATION. BOWEN: THAT'S ASSAULT. RESISTING ARREST. )) [RUNS:08]
Trooper Bowen told jurors he was just doing his job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT COURT TAPE 2: TC 6:46 - :57]

((MIKE BOWEN/STATE TROOPER: I WAS BEGINNING TO SEE THINGS INSIDE THE VEHICLE. I SAW A RUGER GUN BOX, AMMUNITION, SPEED LOADERS, I SAW A PEPPER SPRAY CANISTER THAT WAS LARGER THAN THE ONE THAT I CARRY. )) [RUNS:11]
Newman, acting as her own attorney, told jurors the traffic stop violated her rights.
She admits she was driving without a license, but says it's because she gave up her social security number for religious reasons ... and couldn't get a new one.
(///// SOT /////)
[COURT TAPE 2: SOT 1:03:09 - :16]

((ABBY NEWMAN/DEFENDANT: THERE WAS NO PROBABLE CAUSE TO STOP ME. I HAD A RIGHT TO BE SECURE AND WHEN THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY, I FELT UNCOMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS:07]
Judge William Alexander said Newman's Constitutional arguments were not relevant ... and the jury agreed.
They fined her 13-hundred dollars for obstructing justice and driving without a license.
Newman's supporters, including gun rights advocates and people who want to limit government power, were outraged.


(///// SOT /////)
[COURTROOM TAPE 2, SOT 39:27 - :33]

((LYN BALLENTINE/SUPPORTER: SHE GOT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE BACK THERE PRAYING FOR HER... AND WE KNOW SHE'S RIGHT.)) [RUNS:06]
(///// SOT /////)
[RICHARD MACK SOT, TC 21:33 - :43]

((RICHARD MACK/GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: I GOT REALLY INCENSED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER AND I GOT EVEN MORE SO WHEN ABBY NEWMAN WANTED TO TAKE A STAND.)) [RUNS:10]
Newman said she was disappointed with the verdict.
No word on whether she plans to appeal.
Marya Jones, News-7, Rocky Mount.))


[6-Mancuso]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-25-TC1:55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It doesn't look like the embezzlement case against former Express General Manager Tony Mancuso will go to trial.
Past financial records of the Roanoke Express Hockey team are so disorganized- -or LOST- -in some instances... that the prosecutor says she will have to drop the embezzlement case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998]


Mancuso was indicted in January- -long after he'd left the team- -on grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses and embezzlement charges.
The trial was set to begin one month from today.
Chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says the information to prosecute the case was "not retrievable."
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Charges against ASSISTANT G-M Jimmy Higginbotham will also be dismissed.[11Ames]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=501-11 TC39:28]
[GRAPHIC=Ames Closing Stores]


Ames Department Stores is closing two stores in our region.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Ames will close its Roanoke store on Hershberger Road, and the Danville one at Piedmont Mall, by the end of October.
The chain is closing 47 stores in all- blaming a softening economy with little expected improvement anytime soon.


Ames will still operate about 400 stores after the cutbacks.
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[Ford-Cuts]


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


Cutbacks are ALSO expected at Ford Motor Company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI;]


As many as five-thousand Ford employees are being told to hit the highway.
A Ford executive says the automaker is going to cut between four-thousand and five-thousand white-collar jobs by the end of the year.
The cuts amount to around 10- percent of Ford's salaried work force.
An official announcement is expected later today.
The automaker says Ford has become more efficient, and the jobs aren't needed anymore.
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[Shark-Attack]


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


Another American is attacked by a shark in the Bahamas--
The un- identified man and his wife were snorkeling off the island of Grand Bahama, when a shark bit his leg.
Doctors say the leg was NOT severed.
A Miami newspaper reports the man's injuries are not life- threatening.
It's the second shark attack off the island this month.
Wall Street banker Krishna Thompson had to have his leg amputated after an attack August fourth.

[2-Bush-Medicaid]


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


A proposal for managing Medicaid is pleasing the states, but Democrats don't like it.
President Bush's plan gives states more control over Medicaid programs, and gives health plans more time to consider patient complaints.
Health Secretary Tommy Thompson says the plan strikes a balance between the needs of patients and the needs of st

ates, and he plans to have it in place early next year.[11Libertarians]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC33:52]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The Libertarian party will be recognized on the ballot this November.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/July 17;]


William Redpath is running for Governor... and three other libertarian candidates are running for Lieutenant Governor and the House of Delegates.
With help from the American Civil Liberties Union, they challenged a new state law that would have required all minor party candidates to be identified as independents.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


But under a "consent decree" approved by a federal judge in Richmond, minor political parties will receive the same recognition on ballots as the state's major parties.

[11L'burg-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:23:19]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Lynchburg voters got their first look at two of the four candidates who want to be the city's next sheriff.


Steve Smallshaw explains how the group known as the Lynchburg Voters League could make the difference in a tight race.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Even before]
[SUPER=403-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=419-Steve Smallshaw/ssmallshaw*wdbj7.com; :37]
[SUPER=401-Danny McCain/Lynchburg Sheriff's Candidate; :50]
[SUPER=401-Mary Randolph-Preston/Lynchburg Sheriff's Candidate; 1:06]
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(( Even before the forum started, the field of sheriff's candidates had narrowed to three, as Herb Duff.. who had submitted the necessary paperwork.. has indicated he will not be running after all.
With Republican Ron Gillespie unable to attend, the race's two black candidates squared off on issues like training and diversity in the 27- person sheriff's department.
Danny McCain is a former juvenile detention home administrator.. Mary Randolph Preston has spent 15 years working in sheriff's offices and jails in Florida and Virginia.
Both want to recruit more minority deputies and make the sheriff's office more visible in the community. [Standup ] ((One area where the two differ is on how crucial is the backing of the predominantly black Lynchburg Voters League? One candidate says you can't win without it.. the other says the endorsement helps, but feels voters base their choice on qualifications and not color.))
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[OUT Q=and not color.]
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((DANNY MCCAIN/L'BURG SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: THAT'S A MUST. I THINK THERE'S NO WAY A BLACK CANDIDATE COULD WIN UNLESS THEY CONTROL THE WHOLE BLACK VOTE AND THEN YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER THE OTHER PART OF THE CITY..YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS, IT DEPENDS ON WHERE THEY GO WITH IT, IF THEY WOULD JOIN IN WITH THE BLACK POPULATION THEN YOU STAND A REAL GOOD CHANCE.))
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[OUT Q=real good chance.]
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((MARY RANDOLPH-PRESTON/L'BURG SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: WHEN PEOPLE GO TO VOTE, NOBODY KNOWS HOW THEY VOTE. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE ENDORSEMENT, BUT IF I DON'T, IT STILL DOESN'T CHANGE MY RUNNING. I'M GOING TO RUN AND GO AHEAD AND CAMPAIGN AND DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET ELECTED.))
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[OUT Q=to get elected.]


Immediately after the forum, the Voters League chose a candidate, but won't announce their endorsement until Friday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[11Snow-Leopard]


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Mill Mountain Zoo's snow leopard cubs are getting to know their father.
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Boris was introduced to the rest of his family last week. Now, he, Tasha and the young male and female are on display as a family. Zoo officials say Boris is gentle with the cubs, but is still learning how to deal with their sometimes TRYING behavior.
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[IN Q=I said they're like two little demon children.]

((DAVE WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: I SAID THEY'RE LIKE TWO LITTLE DEMON CHILDREN, AT LEAST AS FAR AS DAD'S CONCERNED. THEY'RE PRETTY GENTLE WITH MOM AND THEY PLAY AND THEY GET ALONG REALLY WELL. BUT IF DAD MOVES OR THEY WANT TO TOUCH DAD, HE RETALIATES, THEY SNARL, THEIR EARS GO BACK. THEY'RE LIKE TWO LITTLE DEMON CHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=ears go back. They're like two little demon children.]
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Mill Mountain Zoo is one of just a few parks in the country to allow snow leopard cubs to live with both parents. Boris is still separated from the group at night.
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A chidren's pain reliever is being recalled because it may cause an overdose of acetaminophen, which could lead to liver failure.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The recalled product is the four-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored liquid pain reliever sold under the Kroger, Good Sense and Hy-Vee brands.
It has the lot number 1-A-D-0-2-2-8.
Parents should return the painkiller to the store for a refund.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Carilion Health System has announced that it has formed its own OxyContin task force--and compiled a list of recommendations on how to deal with abuse and addiction.
Carilion plans to add resources to its treatment programs.
This will include getting a license for a methadone program and expanding its in-patient and day treatment programs.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Ames Department Stores is closing two stores in our region.
Ames will close its Roanoke store on Hershberger Road, and the Danville one at Piedmont Mall, by the end of October.
The chain is closing 47 stores in all- blaming a softening economy with little expected improvement anytime soon.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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