[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Partly sunny skies today with a chance for isolated showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-Beef-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]

More than a half-million pounds of ground beef from a Wisconsin company are being recalled. It COULD be tainted with a strain of E. coli bacteria. The beef was distributed to 17 states INCLUDING Virginia.
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[TAKE PRE-PRO]
The beef comes from American Foods Group in Green Bay.
So far, the company says, it has NOT caused anyone to become sick.
The beef has a sell-by date of August 19th and a label with the U-S-D-A establishment number 410.
It can be returned to the store where it was purchased.
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[7-11Rocky-History]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC-7:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Downtown Rocky Mount willl soon have its own place online.
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[VO-NAT 101/2 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

The group, Community Partnership for Revitalization, has secured a grant for it. They're developing a website to promote the downtown area as a great place to visit and shop.
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[SOT 23:18:59]
[IN Q=One of the ]
[SUPER=01-Sam Litton/Community Partnership for Revitalization; ]

((SAM LITTON: ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WE'RE HAVING IN SMALL TOWNS IS THAT WE'RE SEEING THAT STRIP MALLS IN OUTLINING AREAS ARE PULLING ALL OUR RETAILS OUT AND WE'RE TRYING T O ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO COME BACK INTO OUR TOWN.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=our town.]
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[VO-NAT 6 plus pad]

The web site is... historic rocky mount dot com. Officials say it should be up and running in about two weeks.
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[7-11Gov-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-1:38:31]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

A poll done by the Washington Post indicates that Democrat Mark Warner has built an early lead over Republican Mark Earley.
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[VO-NAT]

According to the poll-- Warner is ahead in every region of the state. Statewide-- Warner leads Earley 51 percent to 37 percent with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
[SUPER=04-Last Week]

With 10 weeks before the election political observers warn that the gap between the two will decrease next month, when the battle heats up to election day on November 6th. The poll also comes on the heels of Warner's August television-and-mail blitz, which cost him more than one-point-two million dollars.
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[7-11Kimball-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC-28:43]
[GRAPHIC=Back to School]

Today is the first day of school for some students from the flood ravaged areas of West Virginia. To help them get back into the swing of things .. students from the town of Kimball in McDowell County will receive a free meal and school supplies when they return to classes today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kimball/July 10;]

They'll also have the chance to talk to a counselor about the flooding that's ravaged the area. Similar opportunities will be offered to students at other schools in flooded areas.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... A mix of sun and clouds today with temperatures in the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up in just a few moments.


[45-11L'Burg-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Authorities in Lynchurg say a woman is dead after jumping from the Rivermont Avenue bridge shortly after 4-o'clock yesterday afternoon. Police say they do NOT suspect foul play. They are not releasing her name until family members can be notified.

[45-11Rocky-History]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC-7:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Downtown Rocky Mount will soon be available for viewing on the world wide web.
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[VO-NAT 101/2 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

The group, Community Partnership for Revitalization, has secured a grant for it. They're developing a website to promote the downtown area as a great place to visit and shop.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:18:59]
[IN Q=One of the ]
[SUPER=01-Sam Litton/Community Partnership for Revitalization; ]

((SAM LITTON: ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WE'RE HAVING IN SMALL TOWNS IS THAT WE'RE SEEING THAT STRIP MALLS IN OUTLINING AREAS ARE PULLING ALL OUR RETAILS OUT AND WE'RE TRYING T O ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO COME BACK INTO OUR TOWN.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=our town.]
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[VO-NAT 6 plus pad]

The web site is... historic rocky mount dot com. Officials say it should be up and running in about two weeks.
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[45-6-Averett-Univ]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-45]
[GRAPHIC=Averett]


Students at Averett will have to remember more than what time their classes start or who their teachers are. They have a new name to remember as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


This is the first year Averett is officially a university.
Yesterday, returning students began moving back into the dorms in preparation for the start of classes on Wednesday.

Many students believe becoming an university is a step in the right direction.
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[SOT 8:13:49; 08:10:46]
[IN Q=I see we are getting]

((DARREN HODNETT/STUDENT: I SEE WE ARE GETTING A FEW MORE CLASSES AND A WHOLE NEW VARIETY OF STUDENTS. THERE'S A LOT MORE DIFFERENT OPPORUNITIES HERE NOW.)) ((CRYSTAL STOKES/STUDENT: I THINK THE CLASSES ARE STILL GOING TO BE SMALL SO I, IT WILL BE THE SAME AS FAR AS THE CLASSES BUT AS FAR AS THE ACTIVITIES, EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE GOING TO BE BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Darren Hodnett/Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Crystal Stokes/Student; :07]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=to be better]
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[VO-NAT]


The University plans to hold several events in the upcoming weeks to celebrate the new university status.
Another big change is coming NEXT year.
Frank Campbell plans to retire as Averett's president at the end of the spring semester.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Look for isolated showers today with temperatures rising into the upper 80s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.





[8-11Montpelier]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC-54:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Archaeologists believe they've discovered the remains of James Madison's boyhood home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orange Co./July 1998;]

The remains were found less than a half mile from Montpelier--which is the peach-colored mansion that visitors see today in Orange County. Madison's boyhood home was known as Mount Pleasant-- and burned when Madison was about 19- years old.
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[8-Kimball-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC-28:43]
[GRAPHIC=Back to School]


Today is the first day of school for some students who live in flood ravaged areas of West Virginia.
And to help them out a little --- students from the town of Kimball in McDowell County will receive a free meal and fr

ee school supplies when they return to classes today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kimball/July 10;]

They'll also have the chance to talk to a counselor about the flooding that's ravaged the area. Similar opportunities will be offered to students at other schools in flooded areas.
(------------)



[8-Beef-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]

A Wisconsin company is recalling more than a half-million pounds of ground beef. The beef could be tainted with a strain of E. coli bacteria and was distributed to 17 states including Virginia.
(------------)

[TAKE PRE-PRO]
The beef comes from American Foods Group in Green Bay.
So far, the company says, it has NOT caused anyone to become sick.
The beef has a sell-by date of August 19th and a label with the U-S-D-A establishment number 410.
It can be returned to the store where it was purchased.
(------------)


[8-11Gov-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-1:38:31]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The Washington Post has conducted a poll that indicates Democrat Mark Warner has built an early lead over Republican Mark Earley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

According to the poll-- Warner is ahead in every region of the state. Statewide-- Warner leads Earley 51 percent to 37 percent with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
[SUPER=04-Last Week]

With 10 weeks before the election political observers warn that the gap between the two will decrease next month, when the battle heats up to election day on November 6th. The poll also comes on the heels of Warner's August television-and-mail blitz, which cost him more than one-point-two million dollars.
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