[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Northern California is the site of a manhunt--
Police believe a Ukrainian immigrant killed his wife and four other family members.
They've found his car, and are using helicopters and dogs in their search for him.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Southside Democrats choose a former Danville City Council member to run for Delegate.
[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.

[Sacramento-Murders]


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


A manhunt is underway in Northern California for a man police believe killed his wife and four other relatives.
Authorities believe the man have his son with him.
Police have found the suspect's car, and are continuing to look for him with helicopters and dogs.
Chris Lawrence has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alex Shostak/Neighbor; :31]
[SUPER=01-James Lewis/Sacramento County Sheriff; :54]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Sacramento.]

((

The killings stunned Sacramento, California s capital and home to 50 thousand immigrants of the former Soviet Union. Police say a man of Ukrainian descent stabbed his wife to death--then drove to a nearby suburb and killed four more relatives.

(Eyewitness MOS-- NO SUPER)

Killed grandparents, went outside, went to boy he knew and killed him too. (paraphrased)
SOT: Alex Shostak/Neighbor


A nationwide manhunt is now underway for 27 year old Nikolay Soltys, an immigrant with no known criminal record. Police believe he may have fled with his 3 year old son.

(SOT: James Lewis/Sacramento County Sheriff)

"It's really uncommon and it's alarming that he would be in such a fit of rage. To carry that rage to a second scene, to a second location, really speaks to the amount of danger we're dealing with''
Killed in the rampage were Soltys wife, two young cousins and THEIR grandparents. Police say they don t have a motive as of yet. The investigation has so far-- been hampered somewhat by language problems between police and the Russian speaking relatives.

(STANDUP: CHRIS LAWRENCE)



))[11-14th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC04:37]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

Long- time Delegate Whitt Clement announced last week he won't be seeking re-election this fall.
Now Democrats have picked a candidate to run in his place. Teresa Hamilton has the results of last night's mass meeting in Danville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=403-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=401-Tommy Cox/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :12 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=401-Joyce Glaise/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :29]
[SUPER=401-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Danville; :48]
[SUPER=419-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com; :56]
[SUPER=403-Danville/May 2, 2000; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=TH, News 7 Danville.]


((There was no shortage of Democrats at the Danville Library. In all 396 people showed up to vote for one of four candidates.
(///sot///)
[sot]
[in q=]

((TOMMY COX: I THINK IT'S GREAT EVEN IF THEY DON'T VOTE FOR ME.)) [runs]
[out q= vote for me.]

In the end, though, it was former Danville city council member Joyce Glaise who took the most votes.
(///sot////)

[nat sound]
((APPLAUSE--- GO JOYCE.))
(///SOT///)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I WANT TO]

((JOYCE GLAISE: I WANT TO TOUCH PEOPLE, I WANT TO FEEL PEOPLE, I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THEM AND I WILL REPRESENT SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.))
[OUT Q=OF MY ABILITY.]

Glaise and the other candidates had just days to campaign after Whitt Clement decided not to seek reelection in the redrawn 14th district. ((WHITT CLEMENT: AFTER 14 YEARS IN OFFICE I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO LET SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP.)) [TAKE SU] ((TERESA HAMILTON/REPORTING: LOCAL REPUBLICANS HAVE ALREADY PICKED THEIR CANDIDATE. DANNY MARSHALL, A MEMBER OF DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL, WILL REPRESENT THE GOP ON THE BALLOT.)) Glaise says she's not concerned about the fact Marshall will have had more time to campaign. ((JOYCE GLAISE: I PUT MY NAME OUT THERE ON FRIDAY AND YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED HERE TONIGHT. HE AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET.)) The 14th district now includes Danville and parts of Henry and Pittsylvania Counties. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Danville.))

[11Griffith]


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


Meanwhile, Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says he will run for re-election.
Griffith has represented the Eighth House District for eight years.
He's served as House Majority leader since 1999.

[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC16:49]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Virginia has 191 million dollars in the bank and 715 million dollars in its Rainy Day fund, for times of crisis.
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[SOT tape ONE 09:56:51 ]
[IN Q=Although the present looks dark]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ALTHOUGH THE PRESENT LOOKS DARK AND DIFFICULT FOR MANY STATES, IN VIRGINIA, WE ARE STILL GROWING AND LEADING. AND OUR FUTURE IS ALIGHT WITH HOPE AND PROMISE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=alight with hope and promise.]
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But just minutes after Governor Jim Gilmore assured lawmakers that the state budget is under control -- the Senate Finance Committee made a dramatic prediction:
Before teacher and state worker pay raises are even funded next year, there will be a 400 to 500 million dollar state budget shortfall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And we're getting nothing here]
[sot tape TWO 10:33:38 ]

((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM/D-ALEXANDRIA: AND WE'RE GETTING NOTHING HERE IN THE DEPTHS OF AUGUST BUT VAGUE, GLOWING TALES THAT WE'RE DOING BETTER THAN OTHER STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=doing better than other states.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/August 10]


One piece of good news for Radford University: It is the only college or university in the state to have funds unfrozen, for the renovation of Peters Hall.
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[11Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC58:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are looking for a patient on leave from a state mental institution.
They're concentrating in Henry County, around U-S 58 West of Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for 57-year old Jerry Wayne Stutts.
He's described as a five-foot-five white man, with blue eyes, gray hair, a beard, and a mustache.
Stutts was last seen wearing green shorts, and an orange shirt with the number "20" on it.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities say Stutts had been a patient at Western State Hospital. They've asked for a state police helicopter to help searchers on the ground.

[11Southside-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:59:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southside authorities say 700-thousand dollars seized from a drug dealer will be used to fight drugs.
Robert "Mosquito" Kennedy, Junior, was convicted of distributing cocaine last week in federal court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Police are seizing 46 houses and tracts of land that Kennedy owned in Danville.
They say he used some of the houses to deal drugs and bought others with drug money.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says the conviction was the result of a three-and- a-half year investigation by Southside and federal law enforcement teams.
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[SOT 3:31 - :45]
[IN Q=It's been an in-depth]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT'S BEEN AN IN-DEPTH, LONG INVESTIGATION, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT... BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS OPERATION BY THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL OWNED THAT WAS REGISTERED IN HIS NAME.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=registered in his name.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kennedy faces 20 years to life in prison and a possible fine of up to 8-million dollars.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Federal Reserve policy-makers meet in Washington today. Private economists look for the central bank to cut interest rates by another quarter-point as part of the continuing battle to keep the economy out of recession.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane in New York.]


((GOOD MORNING...WALL STREET WILL BE WATCHING WASHINGTON LATER
TODAY----EXPECTING THE FED'S OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE TO DROP INTEREST RATES

FOR A SEVENTH TIME...AS FED CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN TRIES TO PUMP MORE LIFE INTO THE SLUMBERING ECONOMY...THE BETTING IS THE FED WILL TRIM IT'S KEY LEADING RATE ONE QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT...
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER HIT WALL STREET MONDAY....BOTH THE DOW AND NASDAQ FINISHED HIGHER....BUT DID SO WITH SOME OF THE LOWEST TRADING VOLUMES OF THE YEAR...AHEAD OF TODAYS FED MEETING....LET'S RECAP THE NUMBERS:
ESS=CLOSING DOW


THE DOW FINISHED WITH A GAIN OF 79 POINTS...
ESS=CLOSING NASDAQ


THE NASDAQ NUDGED UP 14...
ESS=CAR TROUBLE/F/GM


AMERICA'S TWO BIGGEST AUTO MAKERS TOOK IT ON THE CHIN...COURTESY OF ANALYST DOWNGRADES.....FORD SLID TO A NEAR THREE AND A HALF LOW...AFTER ANNOUNCING A BILLION DOLLAR RESTRUCTURING...GM WAS ALSO LOWER...
ESS=retailers to watch/lowes/ames/toy


LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE FIXING UP THEIR HOMES THESE DAYS AND THATS HELPING FIX THE BOTTOM LINE AT LOWES..THE HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER ENJOYED A RECORD SECOND QUARTER PROFIT.....AMES...THE NATIONS 4TH LARGEST DISCOUNT CHAIN..FILED FOR CHAPTER 11..FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 11 YEARS....AND TOYS
R US---WAS HIGHER--THE COMPANY LOST MILLIONS IN THE SECOND QUARTER...BUT

SAID IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO TURN A PROFIT AGAIN BY YEARS END...
ONCAM=ED


BUSINESS RESEARCHERS AT THE CONFERENCE BOARD SAY THEIR INDEX OF LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS...WHICH GAUGES GROWTH 6 TO 9 MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD....ROSE FOR THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH IN JULY...
FISHER PRICE SAYS IT WILL CEASE PRODUCTION OF HIGHLY RATED AUTO SAFETY SEATS FOR KIDS....BUT SAYS IT WILL HONOR FULL WARRANTIES FOR ANY CONSUMERS WHO RECENTLY PURCHASED ONE...

ONCAM=ED


HOW IMPORTANT IS TIGER WOODS TO GOLF....WITH WOODS OUT OF THE RUNNING EARLY....RATINGS FOR THIS PAST WEEKENDS P-G-A CHAMPIONSHIP....FELL ALMOST FORTY PERCENT...
FOR MORE BUSINESS NEWS....HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE...CBS.MARKETWATCH DOT.COM.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Bully-Report]


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


A new report on bullying in city schools has been released. 41-one percent of Roanoke Middle School students say they've been bullied. 36-percent admit that they had bullied other students. Those figures are based on a survey of the students.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BULLY PINNACLE]
The report says a bully is more likely to be an overweight female in a lower grade, raised in a household with a hostile attitude that supports the use of aggression. She figures she has no economic future and engages in criminal behavior, including drugs and alcohol. [TAKE VICTIM PINNACLE]
The typical victim is more likely to be a Native American... also in a lower grade and raised in an authoritarian household by his father and step-mother, has come to believe in aggression, has few friends, feels he has no one to turn to and that he is responsible for his own failures.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


According to the survey, Ruffner Middle School has a significantly lower rate of bullying than the city's other middle schools.

[11County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:19:37]
[GRAPHIC=Back to School]


Thousands of Roanoke County school children returned to classes yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Some 13- thousand- 600 students are enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. That's slightly down from last year but school officials say those numbers may change. School started early this year, so some students may still be on vacation. There's been a population explosion in Roanoke County in the past five years. The school system added NINE new kindergarten classes this year.
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[5-First-Day-Jitters]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-44 19:08]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, For many children the first day of school can bring on a wave of emotions. It's normal for kids to feel nervous, but every child is different. That's why parents need to pay close attention to their child's anxiety. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, there are ways parents can help their children deal with first day jitters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First day anxiety]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Debra Marks/Licensed Clinical Psychologist; :09]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
First Day Anxiety can be brought on by a variety of factors --from meeting new friends -- to performing in the classroom.
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[SOT35:58]
[IN Q=This is very normal and natural]

((THIS IS VERY A NORMAL AND NATURAL EVENT --JITTERS ARE OK AND ITS REALLY OK TO BE STRESSED AND TO NOTICE DIFFERENCES WITH YOUR CHILD)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=difference with your child]


Clinical psychologist Debra Marks says one way parents can help is by making themselves more available.
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[SOT36:18]
[IN Q=They can remind their child of]

((THEY CAN REMIND THEIR CHILD OF OTHER SITUATIONS THAT WERE NEW WERE THEY MIGHT HAVE HAD STRESS AND THEY GOT OVER IT. SHARING MEMORIES ABOUT THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND WHAT THAT WAS LIKE)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=day of school was like]


But there are signs that could indicate professional help might be needed. For example the child makes repeated physical complaints --like having a headache or upset stomach --problems not noticed before.
The child doesn't want to get out of bed to go to school -- and when her or she comes home they don't want to talk about school.
Another indicator might be the child continues to experience symptoms of anxiety -- like increased restlessness, memory problems, or a short temper..
But for most kids, the jitters and anxiety will pass in a week or so. Marks says its important that parents just be supportive and not judgmental throughout the process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT37:17]
[IN Q=If their child says I want you]

(( IF THERE CHILD SAYS I WANT YOU TO WALK ME TO SCHOOL OR PLEASE COME IN WITH GO AHEAD AND DO THAT --IT DOESN'T MEAN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR CHILD OR THEY'RE WEAK IN SOME WAY.THEY JUST NEED SOME EXTRA SUPPORT AND THAT'S REALLY OK)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=that's really ok]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Doctor Marks says even if your child has a bad experience -- it's still a learning experience. And it will help them to deal with next situation.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)

Don't go away......News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Ukrainian immigrant is at large after police say he killed his pregnant wife and four relatives.
Authorities believe 27- year-old Nikolay Soltys may have taken his three- year- old son along with him.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Nearly 400 Democrats turned out last night to vote for their choice to fill Delegate Whitt Clement's 14th district seat.
They chose a former Danville City Council member to take over the job.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly on camera]


And authorities are searching the Henry county area for a patient on leave from a state mental institution.
Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for 57- year- old Jerry Wayne Stutts.
He was last seen wearing green shorts and an orange shirt.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 21st .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Sacramento-Murders]


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


Authorities in Sacramento, California have found the car of the suspect wanted for killing five members of his family.
They believe he may have taken his three- year- old son on the run with him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]


Police are using helicopters and dogs to search the area where they discovered Nikolay (SOHL'-tihs) Soltys's car.

27- year- old Soltys is a Ukranian immigrant, suspected of fatally stabbing his pregnant wife, then killing four other relatives in ANOTHER town.
That change of scene especially concerns police.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:28]
[IN Q=But for him]

((JAMES LEWIS/SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF: BUT FOR HIM TO CARRY THAT RAGE TO A SECOND SCENE, TO A SECOND LOCATION, REALLY SPEAKS TO THE AMOUNT OF DANGER WE'RE DEALING WITH.))
[SUPER=01-James Lewis/Sacramento County Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=amount of danger we're dealing with.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the man has a history of mental instability and domestic violence.
Police say they don't yet have a motive.
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[2-11-14th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC04:37]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

14-th district Democrats have picked their candidate for delegate.
This after long- time Delegate Whitt Clement announced last week he won't be seeking re-election this fall. Teresa Hamilton has the results of last night's mass meeting in Danville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=403-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=401-Tommy Cox/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :12 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=401-Joyce Glaise/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :29]
[SUPER=401-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Danville; :48]
[SUPER=419-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com; :56]
[SUPER=403-Danville/May 2, 2000; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=TH, News 7 Danville.]


((There was no shortage of Democrats at the Danville Library. In all 396 people showed up to vote for one of four candidates.
(///sot///)
[sot]
[in q=]

((TOMMY COX: I THINK IT'S GREAT EVEN IF THEY DON'T VOTE FOR ME.)) [runs]
[out q= vote for me.]

In the end, though, it was former Danville city council member Joyce Glaise who took the most votes.
(///sot////)

[nat sound]
((APPLAUSE--- GO JOYCE.))
(///SOT///)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I WANT TO]

((JOYCE GLAISE: I WANT TO TOUCH PEOPLE, I WANT TO FEEL PEOPLE, I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THEM AND I WILL REPRESENT SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.))
[OUT Q=OF MY ABILITY.]

Glaise and the other candidates had just days to campaign after Whitt Clement decided not to seek reelection in the redrawn 14th district. ((WHITT CLEMENT: AFTER 14 YEARS IN OFFICE I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO LET SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP.)) [TAKE SU] ((TERESA HAMILTON/REPORTING: LOCAL REPUBLICANS HAVE ALREADY PICKED THEIR CANDIDATE. DANNY MARSHALL, A MEMBER OF DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL, WILL REPRESENT THE GOP ON THE BALLOT.)) Glaise says she's not concerned about the fact Marshall will have had more time to campaign. ((JOYCE GLAISE: I PUT MY NAME OUT THERE ON FRIDAY AND YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED HERE TONIGHT. HE AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET.)) The 14th district now includes Danville and parts of Henry and Pittsylvania Counties. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Danville.))

[2-11Griffith]


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


Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says he will run for re-election.
Griffith has represented the Eighth House District for eight years.
He's served as House Majority leader since 1999.

[2-11Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC58:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is on for a patient on leave from a state mental institution.
Authorities are focusing their search in Henry County, around U-S 58 West of Martinsville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for 57-year old Jerry Wayne Stutts.
He's described as a five-foot-five white man, with blue eyes, gray hair, a beard, and a mustache.
Stutts was last seen wearing green shorts, and an orange shirt with the number "20" on it.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities say Stutts had been a patient at Western State Hospital. They've asked for a state police helicopter to help searchers on the ground.

[Area-Code]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=276 Area Code]


Southwest Virginia residents will soon begin using the new 2-7-6 area code.
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[VO-NAT Tape 01-05 TC 1:09:18]

[NO SUPER] Beginning September First, the new area code will be issued for phone numbers in Tazewell, Bland, Wythe, Grayson and other far southwestern Virginia counties. Those areas use the 5-4-0 area code now, but regulators say 5-4-0 is running out of numbers due to the explosion of cell phones, pagers and computer modems in western Virginia.
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[Diluted-Drugs]


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


A federal judge refuses bond for the Missouri pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs.
Robert Courtney appeared in a Kansas City courtroom yesterday.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Norma Cowdrick--Sketch Artist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Lewis Arnold/FBI Special Agent; :09]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Baxter/August 16; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News.]

((
COURTESY: SKETCHES BY: NORMA COWDRICK/ARTIST
While a federal judge in Missouri was ordering Robert Courtney to remain in jail until his trial-- FBI agents were stepping up their investigation.

SOT:JUDY LEWIS ARNOLD/FBI SPECIAL AGENT


They say the Kansas City pharmacist diluted the chemotherapy drugs--Taxol and Gemzar. Then he allegedly sold the watered down versions to local doctors--who in turn unwittingly sold them to cancer patients--patients who were fighting for their lives WITH DRUGS THAT WERE NOW EITHER INEFFECTIVE OR MORE DANGEROUS.

(GRAPHIC)

Federal investigators say a bag that was supposed to contain 300 milligrams of Taxol was found to have only 83 milligrams, and in the worst case a bag labelled 2400 milligrams revealed no traces of Gemzar.
Agents are talking to doctors who may have received the cancer drugs from one of Courtney's two pharmacies. They're also talking to as many as a thousand people who have called a hotline--set up after Courtney's arrest.
Prosecutors say money could have been the motive. One treatment of Gemzar costs patients more than a thousand dollars--a lab check of what agents seized from Courtney showed it was worth less than 250 dollars. Gloria Baxter's husband Jim spent 35-hundred dollars every three weeks for Taxol she thinks came from Courtney's store. Her husband died in March.

(SOT GLORIA BAXTER/AUGUST 16)

"HE JUST DOESN'T REALIZE HE'S TAKEN HOPE FROM SO MANY PEOPLE AND I JUST THINK HE SHOULD PAY FOR WHAT HE'S DONE."
Right now Courtney faces one felony count--mislabeling and adulturation of prescription drugs. If convicted he faces three years in prison and a quarter million dollars in fines. But the FBI says more charges could be coming as it builds its case against the father of five. Drew Levinson, CBS News.

))[Latin-Grammys]


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


Fearing for the safety of performers at the Latin Grammys in Miami, the September 11th awards show will move to Los Angeles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


The decision comes after city officials brokered a deal with Cuban- exile groups to move their protest area across the street from the American Airlines Arena.
Recording officials had wanted the protesters to be kept farther away from people arriving for the show for safety reasons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:15:22]
[IN Q=And if it were limousines]

((MICHAEL GREEN/LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PRESIDENT: AND IF WERE LIMOUSINES PELTED WITH EGGS MAYBE YOU COULD GET AWAY WITH THAT. THE FACT IS WE'VE GOT SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE WALKING TWO OR THREE BLOCKS WHO HAVE TO PASS RIGHT NEXT TO THOSE FOLKS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Green/Latin Recording Academy President;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=next to those folks.]
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[VO-NAT]


Citing a protest in 1999, in which batteries and eggs were hurled at ticket holders arriving for a show by a Cuban band , the Recording Academy pulled the plug on the show's Miami location.
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[Wildfires]


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Cool weather in Washington State is taking some of the heat off those still battling wildfires.
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Rain would be even more helpful to firefighters, who are hoping for some good downpours.
The forecast looks SO promising, fire officials allowed 50 families back into their homes in Leavenworth.
So far, this wildfire is only 30 -percent contained and fire managers have called in more crews to help fight it.


In all, wildfires have charred about a half-million acres in the West.
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Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire in Floyd County-
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Firefighters responded to this home on "Indian Valley Post Office Road" five-times within a 24 hour period. Officials say the first small fire was Sunday night on the front porch. The second, more serious blaze that destroyed the house happened later Sunday night.
Since then, the fire has rekindled... bringing firefighters back. According to investigators no one was home during the incidents. An investigator with the Sheriff's Department says State Police will assist in collecting any evidence, such as accelerants, kerosene or other flammable materials.
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The owner of a Montgomery County company hit by fire over the weekend says he plans to rebuild. Ken Harvey opened Bill's Used Parts yesterday though it took all weekend to set up a customer service station and salvage enough computer equipment.
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On Saturday morning, a blaze destroyed a lot of warehouse space and the entire office and sales location.
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((KEN HARVEY/OWNER BILL'S USED PARTS; INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE HERE TO GET PARTS HELPED US WHILE THE FIRE WAS GOING ON, MY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN GREAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE WORKED WITH HAVE BEEN GREAT REALLY HELPING US TO GET WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.))
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The fire is still being investigated but preliminary reports say a worker taking apart a car sparked the fire.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says he will run for re-election.
Griffith has represented the Eighth House District for eight years.
He's served as House Majority leader since 1999.
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Meanwhile, Southside Democrats have picked Joyce Glaise to replace longtime delegate Whitt Clement. Glaise is a former Danville City Council Member. She will run against GOP nominee Danny Marshall for the 14-th district House of Delegates seat.

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Southwest Virginia residents will soon begin using the new 2-7-6 area code. Beginning September First, the new area code will be issued for phone numbers in Tazewell, Bland, Wythe, Grayson and other far southwestern Virginia counties.


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Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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