[Detroit-Arrests]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Three men in Detroit, Michigan face criminal charges stemming from the investigation into last week's terrorist attacks.
They're accused of fraud, as well as mis- use of visas, passports, and other immigration documents.
Authorities say they've seized sketches of an airport layout and false immigration papers from the men's home.

[Attack-Update]


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


As far as re- building from last week's terrorist attacks, President Bush has signed a 40- billion dollar aid package.
Most of the money will be used in New York.
The President has also signed a resolution authorizing him to use military force against those found responsible for the attacks.
Meanwhile, New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani says people should prepare for the reality that there won't be anymore survivors found at the site of the World Trade Center.
But rescue workers are still on the job.
218- people are confirmed dead, with more than 54- hundred people still missing.
Stephen Clark is in New York this morning with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Stephen Clark/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-New York, NY;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=scheduled to arrive.]

(( A parade of dignitaries continues through the Oval office as President Bush pursues his plan for a global alliance against terrorism. French President Jacques Chirac is the latest to visit the White House and voice his support for the United States.

SOT: POTUS/GW BUSH


But there was more bad news for the airlines and the fragile economy. Boeing, the nation's largest plane manufacturer, is set to layoff as many as 30-thousand workers by end of next year. The company says the layoffs are in response to what it calls ``the changed business environment" following last week's terrorist attacks.
Alan Mulally, President and C-E-O of Boeing Commercial Airplanes "This is really about sizing commercial airplanes to support a production for the airlines that need fewer airplanes in the near term."
Help for the troubled carriers is on the way. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says he hopes to have an airline aid package ready for Congress by early next week. The industry is said to be seeking $24 billion in assistance, including $5 billion in direct aid. Without a federal government bailout, U.S. commercial airlines are expected to start filing for bankruptcy protection within days.

(Nats)


In New York, hundreds of families from more than five dozen countries are still waiting for word on loved ones. Relatives continue to cover the city with fliers bearing pictures and details of the missing. Officials are calling for personal items to be used for DNA matching with body parts found at the site. That process is expected to begin late next week when special software from the FBI is scheduled to arrive.
OUT CUE: "...scheduled to arrive." ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-New York, NY;]



[11Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[TAPE=01-37 TC53:09]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways Cutbacks]


Apprehension on the part of travelers is costing airlines and airports money.
(-------------)

[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Since air travel resumed last Thursday, passenger loads have been considerably smaller than before last week's terrorist attacks.
As a result, some airlines are reducing service.
U-S Airways will cut its full-size jet service into Roanoke as part of a plan to reduce its capacity by 23-percent.
Right now, 6 of the 18 planes that fly into Roanoke Regional are 99-seat jets.
Airport officials say the loss of those big planes will slice into revenue.
[SOT 24:18-24:37]
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=The size of the aircraft determines...]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ AIRPORT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE SIZE OF THE AIRCRAFT DETERMINES....LESS REVENUE THAN WE DID IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Airport Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=less revenue than we did in the past.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Shuck adds that the airline may resume jet service if and when passenger loads increase.
US Airways jet service into Roanoke is scheduled to stop October 7th.
There's no word yet as to whether other Roanoke air-carriers will change their service.
(----------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:19:07]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


U-S Airways Express has canceled five flights originating in Lynchburg through the end of the month.
They include four flights to Charlotte and one to Pittsburgh.. each leaves Lynchburg at least six days a week.
No word on how long those flights will remain canceled.
The airport's manager says.. so far.. no other airlines have eliminated flights there.
(------------)



[11Retired-Marshal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC53:29]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


The F-A-A is recruiting air marshals to provide security for the nation's commercial air traffic.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Rocky Mount]


A Ferrum man was ready to sign up even before the government posted qualification requirements on the web.
Bob Johnson is a retired U-S Marshal and former Metropolitan D-C Police Officer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:37:20]
[IN Q=There are so many]

((BOB JOHNSON/RETIRED U. S. MARSHAL: THERE ARE SO MANY RETIRED OFFICERS OUT HERE STRAINING AT THE BIT, ME INCLUDED, I GUESS, TO GET BACK IN, TO BECOME ACTIVE. THERE'S ALL THAT MANPOWER THAT WON'T COST THE GOVERNMENT ANYTHING. AGAIN, LOOK AT THE MONEY THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SAVE AND WOULD RELIEVE ON-DUTY OFFICERS TO GO ON WITH OTHER INVESTIGATIONS.))
[SUPER=141-Bob Johnson/Retired U. S. Marshal; :10]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=to go on with other investigations.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Johnson now serves as Chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Even before the four flights were hijacked a week ago, he advocated a program to allow former lawmen to carry weapons on commercial flights to provide security.
(------------)



[11Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:57:55]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]

In business news, Volvo's New River Valley plant takes a hit from the slow economy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January 2000;]

Volvo officials say the workforce will be cut by 100 and the line rate will also be reduced. That's the number of trucks produced at the plant each day. At the end of November the Dublin facility will cut production by 10... meaning a reduction from 60-trucks a day to 50. Volvo says new truck orders have been decreasing steadily since last year. The New River Valley facility will also be off line for a week in November.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


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


In other business news, Boeing announces thousands of layoffs.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT : 4:12:30 CONUS]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Barton Eckert in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS WEDNESDAY THE 19TH OF SEPTEMBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING

--------------------------



THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ARE TAKING A STUNNING TOLL ON THE NATION'S WORKFORCE.
THE LATEST VICTIM... BOEING. BOEING IS LAYING OFF ABOUT 31 THOUSAND WORKERS. THAT'S NEARLY 30% OF IT'S ENTIRE COMMERCIAL AIRLINE WORK FORCE.
THE CUTBACKS WILL TAKE AFFECT BY EARLY NEXT YEAR...
A TOP BOEING OFFICIAL SAYS IT APPEARS THE DEMAND FOR PLANES IS NOWHERE NEAR WHAT IT WAS JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN A WEEK AGO.

--------------------------



UNITED IS REPORTEDLY PLANNING TO CUT 20 THOUSAND JOBS BECAUSE OF THE SLOWDOWN IN TRAVEL DEMAND. UNITED WOULD JOIN U-S AIRWAYS AND CONTINENTAL WHO HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED MASSIVE AMOUNT OF LAYOFFS-

--------------------------



A NEW COMPUTER WORM HAS SPREAD QUICKLY ACROSS THE INTERNET ...
THIS WORM IS CALLED W-32-NIMDA, WHICH IS ADMIN SPELLED BACKARDS.
THE WORM SPREADS ITSELF THROUGH INFECTED E-MAILS AND WEBSITES.
INFECTED E-MAILS ARRIVE WITHOUT A SUBJECT LINE AND AN ATTACHMENT CALLED READ-ME-DOT-E-X-E.
THE WORM AFFECTS MICROSOFT WEB SERVER PROGRAMS AND PC'S

--------------------------



WALL STREET STRUGGLING TO REGAIN CONFIDENCE STARTING AFTER A DOWNER OF A DAY BUT WITH BARGAIN HUNTERS LOOKING AROUND.

ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. STOCKS STRODE HIGHER ON MONETARY EASING BY MAJOR CENTRAL BANKS.

--------------------------



AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Yates]


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


Jury selection is under way in Houston, Texas for a hearing to determine whether Andrea Yates is competent to stand trial for allegedly killing her children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


The 37- year- old Yates is charged with drowning her five children.
She has a history of hospitalization for mental illness.
Yates has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity brought on by a severe case of post- partum depression.
A court- appointed psychologist found Yates competent to stand trial, but defense attorneys say doctors disagree.
(------------)


[11Danville-Standoff]


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


A standoff in Danville ended in gunfire.
Police say Nathaniel Spratt Junior barricaded himself inside a house on Lee Street yesterday afternoon.
Spratt was wanted for a shooting Monday night.
Police say they were negotiating with Spratt when he shot himself in the head. Authorities say he later died at Danville Regional Medical Center.
The victim in Monday night's shooting, Stanley Neal Brown is in critical condition at Duke Medical Center.

[6-Amherst-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:38:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An Amherst County teenager who slipped out of the county jail last month has been captured after three weeks on the run.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


19- year- old Jason Scott Owen escaped just one day before he was to stand trial on malicious wounding and robbery charges.
[SUPER=03-Amherst/Last Month]


Owen walked out a side door of the jail's recreation yard.. the door's electronic lock apparently malfunctioned.


Authorities say he's been traveling the southeast with his 18- year- old girlfriend.. they were arrested Monday at a Madison Heights home police had kept under surveillance.
(------------)



[5-Pharmacy-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-09 1:05:01]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


More than half of all adults in this country take two or more medications a day.
And the number of prescriptions filled each year continues to grow.
This comes at a time when there is a nationwide shortage of pharmacists.
And now more than ever, pharmacy technicians are needed to help manage the workload.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pharmacy manager Tim Schirm]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Schirm/Pharmacist;07]
[SUPER=03-Salem;49]
[SUPER=01-Lew Bishop/National College of Business & Technology;1:01]
[SUPER=01-Tina Straub/Student;1:18]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:39]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Pharmacy manager Tim Schirm says the need for pharmacy technicians like --Lisa Johnston --is growing rapidly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:29:42]
[IN Q=What we're seeing is more of a need to put]

((TIM SCHIRM/PHARMACIST:WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS MORE OF NEED TO PUT SOME OF THE BURDEN ON SOME PERSONNEL --SUCH AS PHARMACY TECH TO MAKE OUR JOB EASIER )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=our job easier]


A job that's becoming increasingly more demanding. Over the past seven years the number of prescriptions filled has nearly doubled -- and so has the shortage of pharmacist.
Forcing many pharmacy's to rely more on pharmacy tech's. This is a person overseen by a pharmacist --who generally handles most of the technical aspects of the job like taking new prescription and processing information.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:33:52]
[IN Q=In light of how complex medicine has gotten]

((IN LIGHT OF HOW COMPLEX MEDICINE HAS GOTTEN IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS COMING IN AND DOING THE WORK BEHIND THE SCENE AT A PHARMACY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=at a pharmacy]


It's one of the reasons the National College of Business and Technology is now offering a one-year pharmacy technician program.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:23:30]
[IN Q=It fills a real need in the community]

((IT FILLS A REAL NEED IN THE COMMUNITY. WE STARTED IT PARTICULARLY BECAUSE WE ARE AWARE THAT THE COMMONWEALTH IS GOING TO REQUIRE CERTIFICATION FOR PHARMACY TECHS)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=for pharmacy techs]


And by giving students like Lisa Straub --proper training to get certified --the college hopes to meet the needs quickly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:19:06]
[IN Q=Once I graduate from the program]

(( ONCE I GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM I WOULD LIKE TO WORK IN A DRUG COMPANY SOME PLACE THAT MANUFACTURES THE DRUGS)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=manufactures the drugs]


And for pharmacist Tim Schirm --knowing that there will be a supply of trained workers in this region brings a sense of relief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:34:10]
[IN Q=A lot of time we're handling]

((A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE HANDLING LIFE AND DEATH SITUATIONS HERE -- YOU JUST DON'T WANT SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW THE ROPES HANDLING IT)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=handling it]


And with a growing elderly population and increasing use of complex prescription drugs --making sure pharmacies are adequately staffed is a critical issue that will affect us all.
Joy Sutton, News 7. ))
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]
(Kimberly tosses to bump)

News 7 Mornin will return after the break... [bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The airline industry bears the brunt of the financial woes from last week's terrorism attacks.
But federal help is on the way--
Meanwhile, Boeing announces thousands of layoffs by the end of next year.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And three Detroit, Michigan men face the FIRST criminal charges filed after the attacks.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your day started right here, with News 7 Mornin.

[2-Attack-Update]


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


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Three men in Detroit, Michigan face criminal charges from the investigation into the terrorist attacks.
They're accused of fraud, as well as mis- use of visas, passports, and other immigration documents.
Meanwhile, President Bush has a signed a 40- billion dollar package to help re- build the sites of the attacks.
Most of that money will go to New York City.
Bush has also signed a resolution authorizing him to use military action against those found responsible for the terrorism.
Stephen Clark joins us now from New York with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Stephen Clark/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-New York, NY;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=scheduled to arrive.]

(( A parade of dignitaries continues through the Oval office as President Bush pursues his plan for a global alliance against terrorism. French President Jacques Chirac is the latest to visit the White House and voice his support for the United States.

SOT: POTUS/GW BUSH


But there was more bad news for the airlines and the fragile economy. Boeing, the nation's largest plane manufacturer, is set to layoff as many as 30-thousand workers by end of next year. The company says the layoffs are in response to what it calls ``the changed business environment" following last week's terrorist attacks.
Alan Mulally, President and C-E-O of Boeing Commercial Airplanes "This is really about sizing commercial airplanes to support a production for the airlines that need fewer airplanes in the near term."
Help for the troubled carriers is on the way. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says he hopes to have an airline aid package ready for Congress by early next week. The industry is said to be seeking $24 billion in assistance, including $5 billion in direct aid. Without a federal government bailout, U.S. Commercial airlines are expected to start filing for bankruptcy protection within days.

(Nats)


In New York, hundreds of families from more than five dozen countries are still waiting for word on loved ones. Relatives continue to cover the city with fliers bearing pictures and details of the missing. Officials are calling for personal items to be used for DNA matching with body parts found at the site. That process is expected to begin late next week when special software from the FBI is scheduled to arrive.
OUT CUE: "...scheduled to arrive." ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-New York, NY;]



[11Pentagon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-23 TC2:02:27]
[GRAPHIC=America Reponds]


Virginia's top politicians toured the damaged Pentagon.
They said they were impressed at how well the recovery effort is going there.
But as Ellen Qualls reports, they were not impressed by the state of the nation's airlines.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Governor Jim Gilmore]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=141-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia; 12]
[SUPER=143-Arlington; 18]
[SUPER=141-Sen. George Allen/(R) Virginia;30]
[SUPER=147-Gov. Jim Gilmore; 1:06]
[SUPER=149-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, News 7, Arlington.]
(-------------)



[11Flag-Factory]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-34]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]
[please note--- all supers are QUICK!!!!!]


It's hard to find a flag bearing the stars and stripes. Since last Tuesday-- the American flag has been a hot commodity all over the country. Teresa Hamilton visited a Halifax County plant last night, where workers are proudly doing their part to keep Old Glory on the shelves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a symbol]
[SUPER=143-South Boston; :00]
[SUPER=141-Bill Kelehar/Annin & Co. Plant Manager; :11 quick!!!! ]
[SUPER=141-Patsy Noblin/Annin & Co. Employee; :19 quick!!!!]
[SUPER=141-Jay Chandler/Annin & Co. Employee; :33 quick!!!]
[SUPER=149-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com; :48 ]
[SUPER=141-Morris Damiano/Annin & Co. Employee; 1:05 quick!!!]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Halifax County.]

(( It's a symbol of American pride and here at Annin and Company in South Boston-- employees are working overtime to keep up with demand.
(///sot////)
[sot 20:26:31]
[in q=There's not much ]

((BILL KELEHAR/PLANT MANAGER: THERE'S NOT MUCH PRODUCT AROUND RIGHT NOW, SO THE DEMAND IS REALLY ON TO PRODUCE AS MUCH AS WE CAN PRODUCE.)) [runs07]
[OUT Q= as we can produce.]
(///sot/////)
[sot 20:15:00]
[in q= I told Bill]

((PATSY NOBLIN/WORKER: I TOLD BILL TODAY I'D BE WILLING TO WORK 16 HOURS IF I HAD TO, I'M VERY PROUD OF MY COUNTRY.))

[RUNS08]
[OUT Q= proud of my country.]
A sentiment echoed by many of the plant's 110- workers--- who see their job as a way of serving their country.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:17:38]
[in q=With what's going on ]

((JAY CHANDLER/WORKER: WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN NEW YORK AND AT WASHING AT THE PENTAGON MY HEART CRIES FOR THESE FOLKS AND I WISH I WAS THERE TO HELP AND THIS IS HOW WE HELP.))
[OUT Q= this is how we help.]

[runs15] Support that will be needed more than ever-- as demand for the American flag soars at retail stores around the country. [take stand up] In a typical week-- Annin produces about 20- thousand flags. But in the coming weeks the company expects to double their production. [end stand up] Annin officials estimate about 30- thousand of those flags will be American flags-- and have hired additional workers to staff their sewing department.
(////sot////)
[sot 00:18:58]
[IN Q= I never really ]

(( MORRIS DAMIANO/WORKER: I NEVER REALLY GIVE IT MUCH THOUGHT BEFORE. WE PRINT VIRGINIA FLAGS AND AMERICANS AND... IT JUST MAKES YOU PROUD.)) [RUNS10]
[out q= makes you proud.]

A feeling not only shared by these workers-- but the customers they proudly serve. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Halifax County.))


[11Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC24:52]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Firefighters in the Roanoke Valley say they're overwhelmed by western Virginia's support for the Fallen Firefighters Fund...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co./Saturday]


On Saturday alone, they collected 30-thousand dollars with a boot drive near Tanglewood Mall. Across the state, the total is close to 500- thousand dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's just great to see our community respond]

((DANNY IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS: IT'S JUST GREAT TO SEE OUR COMMUNITY RESPOND THAT WAY FOR SOME PLACE THAT SEEMS FAR AWAY GEOGRAPHICALLY, BUT REALLY HITS HOME PARTICULARLY TO ALL OF US.)) ((LEWIS THOMAS/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: IT'S NICE TO SEE PEOPLE COMING TO THE FIRE STATIONS AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN RATHER GREAT.))
[SUPER=141-Danny Irvin/Roanoke Co. Professional Firefighters; :00]
[SUPER=141-Lewis Thomas/Lynchburg Firefighters Association; :08]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=has been rather great.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The fundraising will continue this Saturday at the Kroger on Town Square Boulevard... and a week from Saturday at the Spartan Square Kroger in Salem.
Lynchburg firefighters are accepting donations at their stations.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The firefighters associations say they have heard reports that some scam artists have taken advantage of residents generosity. They say their members will be wearing uniforms or clothing with association emblems.


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Early bargain-hunting brought some optimism yesterday afternoon, but that faded. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones industrials hadn't recovered from Monday's nosedive, but they hadn't lost much more ground.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((THE STOCK MARKET, LIKE OUR NAJUST ONE DAY AFTER A LOT OF EMOTIONAL SELLING THE MARKET PUT IN A SOLID PERFORMANCE.
INVESTORS DID GIVE BACK AN EARLY RALLY WHICH BRIEFLY PUT THE DOW ABOVE 9-THOUSAND.
THE DOW FINISHED DOWN ABOUT 17 POINTS TO 8903, A DAY AFTER PLUNGING 684 POINTS
THE NASDAQ FELL 24 POINTS
MORE ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM LAST WEEK'S TERRORIST ATTACKS
CITIGROUP, WHICH OWNS THE INSURER TRAVELERS AND AMERICAN EXPRESS WHICH HAD ITS HEADQUARTERS ADJACENT TO WORLD TRADE CENTER WARNED THAT PROFITS WILL BE BELOW ESTIMATES
E-W SCRIPPS AND USA NETWORKS ALSO SAID THE WEAK ADVERTISING MARKET, EXACERBATED BY LAST WEEK'S TRAGIC EVENTS WILL ALSO HURT PROFITS.
AND EXPEDIA, THE ONLINE DISCOUNT TRAVEL AGENT SAID USER RESERVATIONS WERE OFF 60 PERCENT LAST WEEK, EXPEDIA SAID ITS TOO EARLY TO ASSESS HTE NEAR TERM IMPACT ON ITS BUSINESS.
AIRLINE STOCKS RECOVERED SOME OF MONDAY'S HEAVY LOSSES. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT'S WORKING WITH CONGRESS TO CRAFT AN AID PACKAGE TO BAIL OUT THE STRUGGLING AIRLINE INDUSTRY.
EBAY STANDS BY ITS PROFIT ESTIMATES FOR THE CURRENT QTR AND BEST BUY'S PROFITS BEAT THE STREET.
AND THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK IN U-S HISTORY, MAY HAVE PROFITED FROM IT.THE CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE IS PROBING UNUSUAL OPTIONS TRADING BEFORE THE TERRORIST ATTACKS. THE EXCHANGE JOINS SECURITIES REGULATORS IN THE U-S EUROPE AND ASIA THAT SAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE TERRORISTS RAISED MONEY THROUGH INSIDER TRADING, ESPECIALLY IN EARLINE STOCKS, ON THEIR ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ATTACKS.
FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY AND ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Boeing-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Monrin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Boeing officials say it's a "horrible situation."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


They say the company won't be able to immediately recover from the damage done to the airline industry by last week's attacks.
Officials confirm Boeing plans to lay off as many as 30- thousand workers by the end of next year.
The company says the layoffs are in response to what it calls "the changed business environment".
With airlines expecting the need for fewer planes, Boeing is cutting its production to keep pace.
(------------)


[2-11Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:57:55]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]

Volvo's New River Valley plant has announced job and production cuts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January 2000;]

Volvo officials say the workforce will be cut by 100 and the line rate will also be reduced. That's the number of trucks produced at the plant each day. At the end of November the Dublin facility will cut production by 10... meaning a reduction from 60-trucks a day to 50. Volvo says new truck orders have been decreasing steadily since last year. The New River Valley facility will also be off line for a week in November.
(------------)



[Smokers-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news this morning, A prescription drug may offer some help to those who are trying to quit smoking.

(------------)
[VO-NAT CONUS Daily Dose 4:39:09]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


A new study done by the Mayo Clinic shows smokers who use the antidepressent Bupropion, commonly called Zyban, are less likely to relapse after one year.
The study published in the September 18-th issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, found 55 percent of the study group that took Zyban were smoke free after a year compared to only 42 percent taking the placebo. The researchers also found that smokers taking Zyban gained less weight at the end of the year. So people who are trying to quit should ask their doctors about the long term use of Zyban.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


More News 7 Mornin' after the break. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #8]


[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
Authorities say they've filed the first CRIMINAL charges following last week's terrorist attacks.
Three men in Detroit, Michigan are accused of fraud, as well as mis- using visas and passports.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


U-S Airways is cutting jet service to Roanoke.
The airline will eliminate its full- size jet service into Roanoke as part of a plan to reduce its capacity by 23- percent.
Airport Officials say the loss of those big planes will cut into revenue.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Meanwhile, business is booming for a flag manufacturer in Halifax county.
Annin and Company say they expect to double their normal production of American flags as the region takes on a more patriotic tone.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, September 19th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[3-Attack-Update]


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


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Taliban soldiers with rocket-launchers are standing guard outside a meeting of Islamic clerics in Afghanistan.
The clerics are meeting to discuss possible conditions for turning over the prime suspect in last week's attacks in the U-S, Osama bin Laden.
Meanwhile, rescue crews are still working in New York, where hope is dwindling.
218 people are confirmed dead, while more than 54- hundred others are missing.
New York Mayor Guiliani says people should prepare for the reality that there won't be anymore survivors found at the site of the World Trade Center.
Stephen Clark joins us now from New York with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Stephen Clark/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-New York, NY;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=scheduled to arrive.]

(( A parade of dignitaries continues through the Oval office as President Bush pursues his plan for a global alliance against terrorism. French President Jacques Chirac is the latest to visit the White House and voice his support for the United States.

SOT: POTUS/GW BUSH


But there was more bad news for the airlines and the fragile economy. Boeing, the nation's largest plane manufacturer, is set to layoff as many as 30-thousand workers by end of next year. The company says the layoffs are in response to what it calls ``the changed business environment" following last week's terrorist attacks.
Alan Mulally, President and C-E-O of Boeing Commercial Airplanes "This is really about sizing commercial airplanes to support a production for the airlines that need fewer airplanes in the near term."
Help for the troubled carriers is on the way. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says he hopes to have an airline aid package ready for Congress by early next week. The industry is said to be seeking $24 billion in assistance, including $5 billion in direct aid. Without a federal government bailout, U.S. Commercial airlines are expected to start filing for bankruptcy protection within days.

(Nats)


In New York, hundreds of families from more than five dozen countries are still waiting for word on loved ones. Relatives continue to cover the city with fliers bearing pictures and details of the missing. Officials are calling for personal items to be used for DNA matching with body parts found at the site. That process is expected to begin late next week when special software from the FBI is scheduled to arrive.
OUT CUE: "...scheduled to arrive." ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-New York, NY;]



[2-Detroit-Arrests]


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


Authorities say they've filed the first CRIMINAL charges following last week's terrorist attacks.
Three men in Detroit, Michigan are accused of fraud.
They're also charged with mis- using visas, passports, and other immigration documents.
Authorities say they've seized sketches of an airport layout and false immigration papers.
The arrests occurred after F-B-I agents raided a residence, looking for one of the nearly 200 witnesses sought in the investigation.

[2-11Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[TAPE=01-37 TC53:09]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways Cutbacks]



U-S Airways is cutting back its jet service to Roanoke.
(-------------)

[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Since air travel resumed last Thursday, passenger loads have been considerably smaller than before last week's terrorist attacks.
As a result, some airlines are reducing service.
U-S Airways will cut its full-size jet service into Roanoke as part of a plan to reduce its capacity by 23-percent.
Right now, 6 of the 18 planes that fly into Roanoke Regional are 99-seat jets.
Airport officials say the loss of those big planes will slice into revenue.
[SOT 24:18-24:37]
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=The size of the aircraft determines...]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/AIRPORT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE SIZE OF THE AIRCRAFT DETERMINES....LESS REVENUE THAN WE DID IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Airport Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=less revenue than we did in the past.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


Shuck adds that the airline may resume jet service if and when passenger loads increase.
US Airways jet service into Roanoke is scheduled to stop October 7th.
There's no word yet as to whether other Roanoke air-carriers will change their service.
(----------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[2-11L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:19:07]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


U-S Airways Express has canceled five flights originating in Lynchburg through the end of the month.
They include four flights to Charlotte and one to Pittsburgh.. each leaves Lynchburg at least six days a week.
No word on how long those flights will remain canceled.
The airport's manager says.. so far.. no other airlines have eliminated flights there.
(------------)



[2-Yates]


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


A Texas jury is being selected for a competency hearing to determine whether a Houston woman is competent to stand trial in the drowning deaths of her children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Andrea Yates is charged with killing her five children.
She has a history of hospitalization for mental illness.
Yates has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity brought on by a severe case of post- partum depression.
A court- appointed psychologist found Yates competent to stand trial, but defense attorneys say doctors disagree.
(------------)


[2-11Danville-Standoff]


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


A standoff in Danville ended in gunfire.
Police say Nathaniel Spratt Junior barricaded himself inside a house on Lee Street yesterday afternoon.
Spratt was wanted for a shooting Monday night.
Police say they were negotiating with Spratt when he shot himself in the head. Authorities say he later died at Danville Regional Medical Center.
The victim in Monday night's shooting, Stanley Neal Brown is in critical condition at Duke Medical Center.

[2-6-Amherst-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:38:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An Amherst County teenager who slipped out of the county jail last month is back in custody.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


19- year- old Jason Scott Owen escaped just one day before he was to stand trial on malicious wounding and robbery charges.
[SUPER=03-Amherst/Last Month]


Owen walked out a side door of the jail's recreation yard.. the door's electronic lock apparently malfunctioned.


Authorities say he's been traveling the southeast with his 18- year- old girlfriend.. they were arrested Monday at a Madison Heights home police had kept under surveillance.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


A standoff in Danville ended in gunfire.
Police say Nathaniel Spratt Junior barricaded himself inside a house yesterday afternoon.
Spratt was wanted for a shooting Monday night.
Police say they were negotiating with Spratt when he shot himself in the head. Authorities say he later died at Danville Regional Medical Center.
The victim in Monday night's shooting remains in critical condition.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


US Airways jet service into Roanoke is scheduled to stop October 7th.
U-S Airways is cutting its full-size jet service into Roanoke as part of a plan to reduce its capacity by 23-percent.
There's no word yet as to whether other Roanoke air-carriers will change their service.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Volvo officials say 100 jobs will be cut at its New River Valley plant. Also, at the end of November, the Dublin facility will cut production by 10... meaning a reduction from 60-trucks a day to 50. Volvo says new truck orders have been decreasing steadily since last year.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Steve ad lib weather)
(-------------)

[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Some people]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
(-------------)
[Desk=Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
(ad lib bye)