[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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[VO-NAT]


Coming up next on News-7...
U-S safety investigators begin looking into the weekend plane crash that killed singer and actress Aaliyah and eight others.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


And... half- a- million pounds of beef are recalled ... some of it in Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Stay with us, News-7 Mornin' is next.

[Aaliyah]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Florida pilot now says singer and actress Aaliyah might be alive today... if her travel plans had not changed.


Investigators are learning new details about the plane crash that killed her and 8 others.
The young star was flying back to Miami after shooting a video in the Bahamas.
CBS news correspondent Chris Lawrence has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators waded]
[SUPER=03-Marsh Harbour, Bahamas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Talal Naqi/Pilot; :24]
[SUPER=07-Aaliyah; :50]
[SUPER=01-Tiffany Baylis/Friend; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=CL, CBS News, Miami]

((Investigators waded through swampland and wreckage trying to find out what caused the plane crash that killed Aaliyah and 8 others.
Witness say the Cessna took off Saturday ..climbed steeply .. then banked hard and crashed 200 feet from the end of the runway. Sunday night this plane returned from the Bahamas after picking up the remains of Aaliyah's equipment But the pilot was scheduled to bring back the singer herself.

SOT: CAPT. TALAL NAQI

"We were supposed to bring her that day after which was today."
TRK Captain Talal Naqi flew Alaliyah to the Bahamas and he was supposed to bring her back until plans changed.

SOT: CAPT. TALAL NAQI

"We were told she was in a rush and couldn't get a hold of us and she got another company to take her back".

(nat up of Aaliyah video)


The R&B singer was only 22 years old, but she already had a Grammy nomination and a platinum album.

(Aaliyah)

"I'm a happy girl. I'm doing what I love. There's no feeling like getting up every day and doing what you dreamed of doing since I was a little girl."
Aaliyah was born in NY but grew up in Detroit where her closest friends are still in shock.

(Tiffany Baylis, Friend)

"I really thought I was going to see her again. And to hear that it happened like this"
Last year, Aaliyah made her acting debut in the film 'Romeo Must Die" and she had signed on the star in the sequels to "The Matrix"
"I feel so blessed because everything I've always wanted is happening to me, and I feel it's happening right on schedule."

(Stand-up)

Investigators say the plane took off in perfect weather. But one of the engines failed. Now Aaliyah's record company is paying for the victim's relatives to come to the Bahamas and claim their loved one's bodies. CL, CBS News, Miami.))


[Beef-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]


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

[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.
(XXXXXXXX)


[11L'Burg-Bridge]


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

Lynchburg police say a woman is dead after she jumped 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.

[11Gov-Poll]


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

According to a poll by the Washington Post, 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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[11Kimball-Schools]


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

The first day back to school may be unsettling for students in flood ravaged areas of West Virginia. To help them adjust-- students in 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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[6-Averett-Univ]


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


Students at Averett will have to deal with more than just learning new faces and course schedules this year.
They'll also have to remember a new name.
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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 OPPORTUNITIES 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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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Tech-stock fever swept Wall Street on Friday as investors welcomed some rare good news. The stock market will find out today if the rally can carry over into this week. 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=1:15]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((INVESTORS ARE HOPING THE CISCO EFFECT WILL HAVE SOME STAYING POWER. STOCKS POSTED HEALTHY GAINS FRIDAY THANKS TO ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM TECH BELLWHETHER CISCO SYSTEMS AND AN UNEXPECTED JUMP IN NEW HOME SALES.. PROOF THAT THE CONSUMER IS STILL IN THE GAME, WHICH MEANS A SECOND HALF RECOVERY MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE...

(graphic)

THE DOW SHOT UP 194 POINTS FOR THE WEEK, FOR THE WEEK IT GAINED 1 POINT 8 PERCENT

(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ SOARED 73 POINTS OR 4 PERCENT, FOR THE WEEK IT GAINED 2.7 PERCENT

(on cam)

MICROSOFT ADDED TO THE GAINS.. THE SOFTWARE KINGPIN DELIVERED THE FINAL VERSION OF ITS LATEST WINDOWS XP OPERATING SOFTWARE TO P-C MAKERS.. MEANTIME, THE MICROSOFT ANTI-TRUST CASE WAS SENT BACK TO A LOWER COURT WHERE A NEW JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHAT PENALTY THE SOFTWARE GIANT SHOULD FACE FOR HAVING A MONOPOLY.
ECONOMIC REPORTS COULD TELL THE TALE THIS WEEK ON WALL STREET...EXPECT A FULL PLATE OF REPORTS INCLUDING...

(graphic)

EXISTING HOME SALES, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, SECOND QTR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, PERSONAL INCOMES AND SPENDING AND FACTORY ORDERS.

(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]

[11Rocky-History]


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

Downtown Rocky Mount will soon have its own site on the Internet.
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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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[France-Vacations]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


How does eight weeks of paid vacation sound?
If that's up your alley, you might want to consider moving to France.
The country's socialist government recently passed a law requiring people to work fewer hours.
CBS correspondent Tom Fenton says so far, it's helped workers and the economy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=David De Montangon]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]
[SUPER=01-David De Montangon/Web Site Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Raphaele de Bourbon/Bank Employee;]
[SUPER=01-Vincent Champain/Government Economist;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting;]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=Tom Fenton, CBS News, Paris.]
(

David De Montangon has just come back from two weeks on the island of Corsica. Tomorrow, he will pack again and head for another two weeks on the beach in Brittany.

(sot David De Montangon, Web site manager)

I NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH HOLIDAYS.

(traffic jams)
(M6) And that's the happy feeling for many French who now have almost

eight weeks paid vacation, thanks to their new law dictating fewer working hours.
And if they don't want longer vacations, the 35-hour law allows them to work shorter days ... (CBS) a real boon for working mothers.

(sot Raphaele de Bourbon, bank employee) (CBS)

YES, IT'S WONDERFUL, BECAUSE I HAVE MORE TIME FOR MY CHILDREN, FOR MY FAMILY AND FOR MYSELF.

(CBS) Raphaele de Bourbon now has so much spare time, she's even

thinking of taking piano lessons next year. The French love their new 35-hour week.

(CBS) The socialist government, which rammed through the law in an

effort to create new jobs, is especially happy.

(sot Vincent Champain, Government economist)(CBS)

MAYBE WE ARE CLEVER, OR MAYBE WE HAD THE LUCK TO HAVE THE GOOD IDEA AT THE RIGHT TIME.

(graphic)

Whatever the reason, the economy expanded 3.4 per cent last year, while the high unemployment rate dropped from 11 to 9.5 percent.

(graphic out)(CBS)

And since they're paid the same for working fewer hours, the French are also doing more shopping and spending.
OC IT'S ALSO BEEN GOOD FOR HOTELS, WHICH REPORT A SUDDEN JUMP IN BUSINESS FROM COUPLES WITHOUT LUGGAGE. HOTEL MANAGERS SAY IT'S TIRED DRIVERS, BUT A PARIS CONSULTANT HAS FOUND THAT THE EXTRA BUSINESS IS COMING FROM COUPLES WHO ARE USING THEIR EXTRA TIME OFF FOR EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIRS.

(CBS) Of course, it isn't all gravy. Many French now work so hard to do

the same job in less time that they barely have time for a sandwich. The two-hour lunch is history.

(CBS) And though the French love to be trail blazers, many wonder if

they have gotten too far ahead of the pack.

(David De Montangon/website manager)

TF: DO YOU THINK THE REST OF THE WORLD SHOULD DO IT?
(IF I WERE THE REST OF THE WORLD I WOULD WAIT AND SEE IF OUR ECONOMY

GETS BETTER OR NOT (LITTLE LAUGH)

(CBS) While more time off for the same pay may seem the greatest idea

under the sun, (M6) the French still suspect that somewhere down the road, they will have to pay a price for their workers' paradise. Tom Fenton, CBS News, Paris.))

[Health-Check]


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


In this morning's Health Check, Doctor Dave Hnida has some tips on when you should use ice on an injury.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((TO ICE OR NOT TO ICE- THAT IS THE QUESTION I GET MOST FREQUENTLY FROM PEOPLE WHO SPRAIN AN ANKLE OR TWEAK A MUSCLE. THE ANSWER IS YES- ICE-
A MINIMUM OF TWO DAYS- AND USUALLY MORE.. WITH MORE BEING DEFINED AS ICE AS LONG AS SWELLING IS PRESENT.
BUT IF YOURE GOING TO ICE- BE SURE TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY. THERE HAVE BEEN TWO RECENT REPORTS OF PEOPLE GETTING FROSTBITE FROM PUTTING ICE ON AND LEAVING IT ON FOR TOO LONG. SO HERE'S SOME GUIDELINES ON HOW TO ICE. NEVER APPLY ICE TO BARE SKIN.. ALWAYS WRAP THE ICE IN A TOWEL OR A PILLOWCASE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. ICE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.. THEN TAKE A BREAK AND LET THE SKIN TEMPERATURE GO BACK TO NORMAL ALSO TEST THE ICE FIRST ON AN UN-INJURED AREA - LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND - TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN FEEL THE ICE NORMALLY. AND BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS USING ICE IF YOU HAVE DIABETES OR SOME OTHER NERVE PROBLEM THAT MIGHT KEEP YOU FROM FEELING THE TEMPERATURE ACCURATELY. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST- A ICE PACK IS GOOD- CRUSHED ICE EVEN BETTER-- AND MAYBE A BAG OF FROZEN PEAS THE BEST- SINCE THEY CAN MOLD TO THE INJURED BODY PART.
IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

[ANCHOR=MARYA]
[SS=NONE]

Stay with us.....News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
(Marya tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES] [Marya at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


U-S investigators head to the Bahamas plane crash site where singer and actress Aaliyah and eight others died over the weekend.
Investigators believe engine failure caused the twin-engine Cessna to crash 100 miles north of Nassau.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Residents in Chatham help a once-troubled playground bounce back.
The Clement Street playground used to host gambling and drugs ... and the town considered closing it.
Now, it's got new equipment and a zero tolerance policy for drugs.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


And... Democrat Mark Warner has a 14 point lead over opponent Mark Earley.
That's the latest poll data from The Washington Post.
But with 10 weeks before the election, political observers warn the gap will start to close.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, August 27th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Aaliyah]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Florida pilot a last-minute change in travel plans placed singer and actress Aaliyah on the flight that later crashed in the Bahamas.
Investigators are learning new details about the crash.
The young star was flying back to Miami after shooting a video.
CBS news correspondent Chris Lawrence has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators waded]
[SUPER=03-Marsh Harbour, Bahamas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Talal Naqi/Pilot; :24]
[SUPER=07-Aaliyah; :50]
[SUPER=01-Tiffany Baylis/Friend; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=CL, CBS News, Miami]

((Investigators waded through swampland and wreckage trying to find out what caused the plane crash that killed Aaliyah and 8 others.
Witness say the Cessna took off Saturday ..climbed steeply .. then banked hard and crashed 200 feet from the end of the runway. Sunday night this plane returned from the Bahamas after picking up the remains of Aaliyah's equipment But the pilot was scheduled to bring back the singer herself.

SOT: CAPT. TALAL NAQI

"We were supposed to bring her that day after which was today."
TRK Captain Talal Naqi flew Alaliyah to the Bahamas and he was supposed to bring her back until plans changed.

SOT: CAPT. TALAL NAQI

"We were told she was in a rush and couldn't get a hold of us and she got another company to take her back".

(nat up of Aaliyah video)


The R&B singer was only 22 years old, but she already had a Grammy nomination and a platinum album.

(Aaliyah)

"I'm a happy girl. I'm doing what I love. There's no feeling like getting up every day and doing what you dreamed of doing since I was a little girl."
Aaliyah was born in NY but grew up in Detroit where her closest friends are still in shock.

(Tiffany Baylis, Friend)

"I really thought I was going to see her again. And to hear that it happened like this"
Last year, Aaliyah made her acting debut in the film 'Romeo Must Die" and she had signed on the star in the sequels to "The Matrix"
"I feel so blessed because everything I've always wanted is happening to me, and I feel it's happening right on schedule."

(Stand-up)

Investigators say the plane took off in perfect weather. But one of the engines failed. Now Aaliyah's record company is paying for the victim's relatives to come to the Bahamas and claim their loved one's bodies. CL, CBS News, Miami.))

[2-Beef-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]


You may want to check your freezer this morning to see if you have some beef that MAY be tainted with a strain of E. coli bacteria.
A Wisconsin company says more than a half-million pounds of ground beef were 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.
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[11Chatham-Play]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC-24:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!] A playground is a place where you and your family expect to feel safe. But residents in one Pittsylvania County neighborhood say their kids are in danger because of drugs and alcohol. News 7's Justin McLeod has the story of a community that is fighting back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of guys playing basketball]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerome White/Area Resident; :11]
[SUPER=01-Elton Pruitt/Chatham Mayor; :31]
[SUPER=@justin1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Charles Hodnett/Area Resident; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Chatham]

((((NAT SOUND OF GUYS PLAYING BASKETBALL))
This is the Clement Street playground in Chatham.
Its a place to enjoy a game of hoops or play on the swings.
This is also an area thats been plagued by problems.
[SOT 15:00:01]
[IN Q=People were just up]

((JEROME WHITE/AREA RESIDENT: PEOPLE WERE JUST UP IN THE PARKING LOT DRINKING AND STUFF LIKE THAT, IT WOULDN'T BE SAFE FOR A LITTLE KID OUT HERE LIKE THAT.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=here like that]


The problems heated up this summer.
Visitors arrived to find people gambling and using drugs.
That forced area residents out of the park and into their homes.
Town officials considered closing the park.
[SOT 16:03:11]
[IN Q=I think the people]

((ELTON PRUITT/CHATHAM'S MAYOR: I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE REALIZED THAT WE WERE SERIOUS ABOUT, WE WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE THIS.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=going to have this]


So the community went to work.
Concerned residents and town leaders met and discussed ways to save the park.
The consensus? The area needed better supervision.
[SOT 16:15:54]
[IN Q=Since that meeting the town]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SINCE THAT MEETING, THE TOWN AND COMMUNITY HAVE COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAS BEEFED UP PATROLS, THE TOWN IMPLEMENTED A CURFEW, AND THEY ALSO REMOVED SOME OF THE PICNIC TABLES TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM CONGREGATING.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=people from congregating]

((NAT SOUND OF BALL BOUNCING))
The park is now bouncing back.
There's a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol.
The town also put up new signs, fixed the equipment, and painted the basketball hoops.
Residents say their efforts are working.
[SOT 16:00:27]
[IN Q=Since our first meeting]

((CHARLES HODNETT/USES PARK: SINCE OUR FIRST MEETING WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SUPERVISION FROM THE TOWN POLICE, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. THEY'RE RIDING AND OBSERVING THE AREA, ITS CLEANED OUT THINGS TREMENDOUSLY.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=out things tremendously]


Saving it has been no walk in the park but area residents say the fight is worth it as long as everyone comes out a winner. (SHOT OF BASKETBALL GOING INTO HOOP).
Justin McLeod, News 7, Chatham.))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=None]



The town of Chatham will hold a block party on October sixth to dedicate the park in honor of a local resident.[Box-O

ffice]


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


In movie news, American Pie 2 hasn't gone stale at the box office.
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[VO-NAT - 03NA----03:47:40]
[SUPER=04-"American Pie 2"; HOT CHANGE]
[Super=04-Universal;]


The film is number one for the third straight weekend.
Studio estimates show it taking in 12-point-eight million dollars.
(------------)
[Anchor=Marya]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-American Pie 2/12.8/Rush Hour 2/11.4/Jay and Silent Bob/11.1/The Others/8.6/Rat Race/8.3;]


"Rush Hour Two" is still holding on to its number two spot.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'' is the only newcomer to make it into this week's top five.
It debuted in third place.
"The Others" is number 4 and Rat Race slipped to number 5.

[Super=#555;reset]


[2-11Kimball-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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. To help them adjust-- students in the town of Kimball in McDowell County will receive a free meal and 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.
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[2-11Gov-Poll]


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


Democrat Mark Warner has built an early lead over Republican Mark Earley.
That's according to a poll by the Washington Post.
(------------)
[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-File Tape, 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.
(------------)





[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=MJO/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


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

Lynchburg police say a woman is dead after she jumped 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.

(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FS PRE-PRO]
[ANCHOR=Marya]

Some beef is being recalled because it may be tainted with a strain of E. coli bacteria. American Foods Group says more than a half-million pounds of ground beef were distributed to 17 states, including Virginia.
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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]

Downtown Rocky Mount will soon have its own site on the Internet. 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. Officials say the web site, historic rocky mount dot com, should be up and running in about two weeks.

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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Marya/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Marya/Leo and Steve]