[Terrorist-Suspect]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Federal prosecutors say an Alexandria man is an essential witness in the terrorist probe, and possibly more.
A federal magistrate has ordered Mohamed Abdi held without bond.
Authorities says Abdi's name and phone number were found in a car registered to one of the 19 suspected hijackers in the terrorist attacks.
Another man was ordered held without bond in Alexandria in connection with the investigation.
Herbert Villalobos is charged with helping one of the suspects get a fake I-D.


[Attack-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Intelligence could be key in winning the war on terrorism.
President Bush gave the C-I-A a pep talk yesterday, saying it's a war that requires the best of intelligence to even find the enemy.
Intelligence will likely range from spy satellites to commandoes.
Meanwhile, airport security takes center stage on the President's agenda today.
He'll announce new safety guidelines in Chicago-- the plan will likely include more sky marshals and reinforced cockpits.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington D-C and joins us now with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Ray Kelly/Former N. Y. P. D. Commissioner;]
[SUPER=141-Joe Roeder/U. S. A. F.;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=victims' loved ones.]

((Tighter security at the nations airports will become a way of life as President Bush launches a program to expand the role of highly trained air marshals.

SOT: Ray Kelly, Former NYPD Commissioner

"Whether or not its going to be total federal control, whether the employees will be civil servants has still not been finally determined."

And while the U.S. fortifies its air transportation system, the military build up for operation Enduring Freedom continues. So far more than 12-thousand reserves have been called to aid in domestic defense and support troops overseas.

SOT: Lt. Colonel Joe Roeder/USAF

The morale right now with the American people and the patriotism they're showing is really benefiting the military right now and morale is sky high and our folks are ready to go do the mission.
As the U.S. forces gets ready, the Taliban Militia and supporters of Osama Bin Laden are also preparing for attack. Meanwhile, the people of Afghanistan are flooding to the boarders to escape the conflict, deepening a humanitarian crisis that has existed for years.

(Nats)


At the World Trade Center, the families of the dead and missing are being taken on a tour of the site and officials have also begun issuing death certificates for bodies that may never be found. A harsh reality for the victims loved ones. ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]




fc[11Riverside-Mills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:00:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A multi-million-dollar riverfront development in Danville is threatened by a dispute between two groups working to build it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The project's developer, Scott Burton, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday.
He also sued Danville's historical society, claiming it interfered with the project.
Burton leases the old Dan River mill property from the historical society.
He plans to build riverfront shops, hotels, restaurants and museums there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:30:55 - 5:31:05]
[IN Q=It doesn't do anyone]

((SCOTT BURTON/DEVELOPER: IT DOESN'T DO ANYONE ANY GOOD TO HAVE THIS PROJECT STOPPED. AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT PEOPLE IN DANVILLE AND IN THE REGION ARE PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Burton/Developer;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=pretty excited about.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The historical society's president says the allegations in the lawsuit are false, and that problems arose because Burton defaulted on the lease.
The society says Burton still owes back taxes and insurance on the property.
But both sides says they're willing to work together to move the project forward.
(------------)



[11Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC1:28:30]
[GRAPHIC=Earley]


Areas like Danville that have been hard hit by the slowing economy could get an economic boost, if gubernatorial hopeful Mark Earley has his way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Danville]


Yesterday, Earley proposed a plan that would eliminate corporate income taxes for five years for any business that creates 50 or more new jobs.
The proposal applies to new and existing industries in distressed areas of the state like Southside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:41:35]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((MARK EARLEY/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S GOING TO APPLY NOT JUST TO SOUTHSIDE BUT ANY REGION OF THE STATE THAT IS ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AS MEASURED BY ITS UNEMPLOYMENT AND ITS LOW PER CAPITA INCOME.))
[SUPER=@Earley]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=per capita income.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Earley also wants to invest 100 million dollars in state water projects that would provide clean drinking water to some areas and help others attract new industry.
(------------)



[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


In business news this morning, the only company in the Roanoke Valley traded on NASDAQ hit a 52-week low yesterday.
Optical Cable Corporation closed below 2-dollars a share, down 98 percent from a year ago.
That comes after C-E-O Bob Kopstein was forced to sell massive amounts of the company's stock to use as collateral for other investments.
Optical Cable repurchased nearly seven million dollars worth of stock in August and September, an action many companies take to boost the price of their stock.

[11Delta-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:29:39]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


Delta is the latest airline to cut jobs and trim schedules in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
It's letting 13-thousand people go.
But officials say Roanoke's airport won't be affected...yet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]


Delta's regional carriers Comair and A-S-A are not losing any positions in Roanoke.
The airport won't know until next week if any flights will be cut back.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


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


In other business news, the nation's largest airline caterer is cutting its workforce.
Here's Trish McShane with a look at the morning's top business stories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:07:18 ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trish McShane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm Trish McShane in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 27 OF (SEPTEMBER)

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING

THE SLUMP IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY IS TRICKLING DOWN THE FOOD CHAIN ...HITTING THE NATION'S LARGEST AIRLINE CATERER.
SKY CHEFS WILL LAY OFF UP TO 48-HUNDRED WORKERS OR 30% OF ITS U-S WORKFORCE.

IN ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT...THE NIKKEI FINISHED IN POSITIVE TERRITORY...UP 54.83.
(TAKE VO)

THE GAINS OF MONDAY AND TUESDAY ERODED ON WALL STREET.THE DOW SHED ONE PERCENT.
THE NASDAQ FELL TWO AND A HALF PERCENT. AND THE S P 500 SLID 1-2 PERCENT.

THE POSTAL SERVICE WANTS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT MOVE EASIER WITH A NEW WEBSITE.
(TAKE VO)

AT "MOVERS GUIDE DOT-COM," CUSTOMERS CAN CHANGE THEIR ADDRESS WITH THE POST OFFICE AND SET UP NEW PHONE AND UTILITY SERVICES.
YOU CAN ALSO RENT MOVING TRUCKS, BUY SUPPLIES, AND SUBSCRIBE FOR YOUR NEW HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER.

AMAZON DOT COM HAS ADDED A TRAVEL TO ITS SITE.. WITH THE HELP OF EXPEDIA.COM
AMAZON HAS BEEN TRYING TO EXPAND BEYOND BOOKS AND MUSIC SINCE BEFORE THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON ATTACKS. HOUSEWARES AND ELECTRONICS WERE ADDED LAST YEAR.
(TAG)

AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..

I'M TRISH MCSHANE IN WASHINGTON.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11VMI-Professor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:07:54]
[GRAPHIC=Pierpaoli]

A suspended Virginia Military Institute professor wanted on sex charges surrendered to police on Tuesday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Authorities had been looking for Paul (peer-PAUL-ee) Pierpaoli Junior for about a week after the history professor was charged with carnal knowledge of a minor and using a computer to solicit sex with a minor.
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Week]

He's been released on 20-thousand dollars bond, and will be allowed to return to his parents' home in South Carolina pending a preliminary hearing. An official with V-M-I says Pierpaoli has been suspended with pay pending an internal investigation.
(------------)



[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

Blacksburg Police are looking for a bank robbery suspect. Authorities say a Hispanic male demanded money at the Virginia Tech Federal Credit Union just after 3 p-m yesterday. Police say the suspect did not show a weapon. He's described as 5 foot seven, 140-pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black and red racing jacket.

[11Music-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The stars were shining in Roanoke... at the first annual Encore music awards.
The stars are local high school students- honored for their musical talent-
Jean Jadhon was there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :43]
[SUPER=01-Antonio Buris/Performer; :54]
[Super=@Jean2; :]
[SUPER=01-Erika Hobson/Best Vocalist; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Jean Jadhon, News 7.]

((NAT SONG: SO LEAVE ME HERE TONIGHT... I WOULDN'T BE GOOD COMPANY..
The words are passionate.. the fingers fast..... NAT PIANO PLAYING
And the messages in the music are powerful. RAP SONG: SAY WE ALL GOT.. SUPPOSED TO BE.
The sounds of the music are all different.. but the musicians here at the Dumas hotel all have a couple of things in common.
They're all local teenagers.. they all honed their musical skills at the Downtown Music lab. ERIKA HOBSON/THE MUSIC LAB HAS BEEN BEAUTIFUL ITS REALLY BEEN A BLESSING. I LEARNED HOW... beats off the computer.
Now the beats of five performers are honored..
ONE AWARD IS FOR BEST LYRICS... a teen rapper who followed the lab's rules.. to keep the lyrics clean. I LIKE TO THANK THE STUDIO... HE MADE THE BEAT.
Best vocalist- Erika Hobson- for this song- WITH GOD ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE... I'M TRYING TO GET A DEMO TAPE.. ANOTHER SONG. Jean Jadhon News 7))
(-------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The downtown music lab is an after school recording studio for 7th to 12th grade students.
The students also recorded a C-D.

[Daily-Dose]


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


In this morning's Health Check, a new drug may offer a solution to a common problem in heart disease treatment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 4:30:44 CONUS]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Each year doctors in the United States perform about one million angioplasties to open up clogged arteries.
In about 20 percent of those cases, scar tissue will clog the stent or wire tubing that holds the artery open.
Now preliminary studies in three German hospitals have found a drug that can prevent this buildup of tissue improving the success of heart surgery.
The drug is Paclitaxel (Pac-LA-taxul) which is normally used to treat cancer.
According to researchers, the drug works by inhibiting cell growth in the stent. Pharmaceutical companies are already looking into this new development. Companies like Boston Scientific and Johnson and Johnson are continuing studies and have plans to release a drug coated stent within the next few years.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
Up next on News 7---


President Bush unveils new security proposals to make Americans feel safer when they take to the skies.
Sources say his plan includes more armed marshals and stronger cockpit doors.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And Governor Gilmore addresses members of Congress on the potential for future terrorist attacks.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.

[Airport-Security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


President Bush heads to Chicago today to announce new airline security proposals.
The President will outline what he calls "confidence boosting" steps during the visit to O'Hare Airport.
The Bush administration says those steps include closer supervision of airport security checkpoints.
Bush is also set to call for more armed marshals and stronger cockpit doors.
But he said yesterday he's reluctant to see pilots carry guns.

[11Gilmore-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC34:26]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]

Governor Jim Gilmore chaired a national commission on terrorism for three years, and yesterday he addressed members of Congress.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]

Gilmore briefed members of the House Sub-Committee on Terrorism and Homeland Defense on the potential for future terrorist attacks, and said the time to act is now.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:23:55]
[IN Q=We must start preparing]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE; WE MUST START PREPARING OUR NATION TO DEFEND FREEDOM IN OUR BORDERS TODAY. AND THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME TO SPARE. THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS FACE SOLEMN DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED, THERE IS LITTLE TIME FOR DELIBERATION. THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN POLITICAL ISSUE.))
[SUPER=141-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=not a partisan political issue.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Gilmore added that despite the need for additional security, the nation must be careful not to infringe on citizen's civil liberties guaranteed by the constitution.

[11Demarcos-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-38]
[GRAPHIC=none]

In other news, a year has now passed since the death of a Martinsville business owner. Last night-- Lisa Muhammad's husband held a vigil in his wife's memory. Teresa Hamilton reports--family and friends are holding out hope that the killer or killers will finally be brought to justice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe that ]
[SUPER=01-Maverick Muhammad/Victim's Husband; :00]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Year; 1:00 quick]
[SUPER=04-Last Night; 1:30 quick]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Martinsville.]
(((///sot/////)
[sot 08:02:49]
[in q= I belive that ]

((MAVERICK MUHAMMAD/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE AND I BELIEVE THAT BY HIM BEING A GOD OF JUSTICE, JUSTICE WILL BE BROUGHT.)) [run10]
[out q= justice will be brought.]

That was the message Maverick Muhammad shared with friends and family during a prayer vigil in memory of his wife, Lisa. Last September, the 30- year old mother of two was shot to death inside the couple's clothing store in downtown Martinsville.
(///sot////)
[sot 08:04:35]
[IN Q=Why did]

((MAVERICK MUHAMMAD/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: WHY DID SOMEONE COME INSIDE AND KILL MY MOTHER, MY OLDEST SON ASKS THAT QUESTION QUITE OFTEN AND THAT IS A VERY HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT COULD HAVE BROUGHT THIS ABOUT.)) [runs10]
[out q= brought this about.]

The couple were members of the Nation of Islam-- but Muhammad does NOT believe their faith was a factor in the wife's murder.
(////sot///)
[sot 08:3:30]
[in q= I don't see]

((MAVERICK MUHAMMAD/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: I DON'T SEE WHERE THAT WOULD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT-- BUT THE THINGS THAT I'M LOOKING BACK AT ARE THE THINGS I WAS WORKING ON THAT ME AND MY WIFE WERE WORKING ON AND ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS WERE THE UNSOLVED MURDERS THAT ARE IN DANVILLE, VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q= are in danville, Virginia.]

Muhammad says shortly before his wife was killed-- they had been exploring why there were so many unsolved homicides involving women. He says his wife had also written an editorial which was published in the Danville newspaper-- urging Black Men to stand up for Black Women.
(//////sot/////)
[sot 08:02:15]
[in q= All of these]

((ALL OF THESE MURDERS ARE STILL, YOU KNOW, UNSOLVED.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q= you know, unsolved.]

Authorities have NOT made an arrest or named any suspects in Lisa Muhammad's death. But Martinsville police have reportedly said-- they are close to solving the case. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Martinsville.))

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Nervousness about the economy has put an end to this week's rally on Wall Street.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((WALL STREET'S MINI WINNING STREAK CAME TO AN END AS MORE COMPANIES WARNED ABOUT PROFITS AND INVESTORS WORRY ABOUT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY.
THE DOW SANK 92 POINTS TO
THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK 37 POINTS.
IBM AND INTEL LOST GROUND AFTER THEIR PROFIT FORECASTS WERE CUT AT GOLDMAN SACHS.
THE CEO'S AT AMR, THE PARENT OF AMERICAN AIRLINES, CONTINENTAL AND DELTA WILL FOREGO THEIR SALARIES FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AS THE AIRLINES STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE IN THE WAKE OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
AND JUST AT A TIME WHEN AIRLINE TRAVEL DEMAND IS FALLING AMAZON.COM IS OPENING AN ONLINE TRAVEL STORE FEATURING TRAVEL SERVICES OFFERED BY EXPEDIA AND HOTWIRE.
BED BATH AND BEYOND SAYS PROFITS ARE ON TARGET FOR THE YEAR AT A TIME WHEN MANY RETAILERS ARE HURTING THE STOCK IS UP ABOUT 5 PERCENT SINCE THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
ON TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDER: AUGUST DURABLE GOODS ORDERS AND NEW HOMES FOR LAST MONTH.
STOCKS TO WATCH INCLUDE: Exodus Communications - EXODUS, which never made a profit since GOING public in 1998, sought bankruptcy protection after losing customers in the collapsing Internet economy.
AND MICROSOFT WILL HOST A TWO DAY PARTY IN NY'S TIMES SQUARE OCTOBER 25TH FOR THE DEBUT OF ITS NEW WINDOW'S XP OPERATING SYSTEM. CEO BILL GATES SAYS HE WANTS TO REMIND THE WORLD THAT NEW YORK STILL REPRESENTS STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION. MAYOR RUDY GIULINAI SAYS ITS ANOTHER EXAMPLE THAT NY IS OPEN FOR BUSIENSS. THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO BRING THOUSANDS OF TECH INDUSTRY LEADERS TO THE MARRIOTT MARQUE NEAR TIMES SQUARE.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Movie-Changes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


The terrorist attacks will soon effect what you see at the movies. The story lines of some films have already changed, others have been shelved altogether and Hollywood is getting a little scared. Manuel Gallegus has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03NA - 03:13:42]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"Spiderman"; :00]
[SUPER=04-"Collateral Damage"; :11]
[SUPER=01-Michael Medavoy/Film Producer; :31]
[SUPER=01-Gregg Kilday/Film Editor; :45]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :57]
[SUPER=04-"The Mummy Returns"; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Hollywood.]


[11Penny-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC22:58]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Students at Roanoke's Fairview Elementary are donating their pocket change to victims of the recent terrorist attacks.

(------------)
[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]

Susan Bisset's fifth grade class has been holding a penny drive to benefit the Fallen Firefighter's Fund. The idea was raised by one of Bisset's students, Travis Younce. Bisset says she was surprised.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT at :13]
[IN Q=Fifth graders have a lot on their minds...]

((SUSAN BISSET/TEACHER: FIFTH GRADERS HAVE A LOT ON THEIR MINDS AND USUALLY, DOING A GOOD DEED FOR SOMEONE IS NOT FOREMOST IN THEIR MINDS. BUT WE'VE TALKED THIS YEAR ABOUT HAVING INTEGRITY IN THE CLASSROOM AND ABOUT DOING THINGS FOR PEOPLE OTHER THAN OURSELVES AND SEEING THAT PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT.))
[SUPER=141-Susan Bisset/Teacher;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and seeing that people are more important.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Travis himself gathered about one hundred of the final eleven-hundred dollars raised. He says he's been thanked by so many people that he doesn't know how to respond.
(------------)



[5-Internet-Addiction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-13 35:45]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, the Internet is an addiction for some people.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, for those who become addicted -- logging off may require professional help.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Clinical Psychologist Miranda Breit]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Miranda Breit/Clinical Psychologist; :11]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Clinical Psychologist Miranda Breit says many people get caught-up in the Internet because it easily accessible. And the user can become whoever he or she wants to be on-line.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:25:45]
[IN Q=It becomes a wonderful escape]

((IT BECOMES A WONDERFUL ESCAPE IT BECOMES A HIGH. AND YOU ACTUALLY GET A HIGH FROM IN IT --THERE ARE ACTUALLY BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES IN THE BRAIN THAT OCCUR FROM IT AND SO IT VERY IN EFFECT ADDICTIVE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=so in effect addictive]


There are five types of Internet Addiction. Cybersexual Addiction --individuals typically view or trade on-line pornography. They may also be involved in chat rooms where they engage in adult fantasy role playing. Cyber-Relational Addiction --individuals become over involved in on-line relationships. On-line friends quickly become more important than real life relationships.
Net Gaming -- this include obsessive gambling, stock trading or shopping.
Information Overload --individuals suffering with this type of addiction --have a compulsive behavior when it comes to suffering the web.
And lastly, Computer Addiction --the person becomes obsessed with computer games.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:29:26]
[IN Q=Dr. Cooper who is a reseacher]

((DR COOPER WHO IS A RESEARCHER IN THIS AREA INDICATED THAT PEOPLE WHO SPEND LESS THAN AN HOUR A WEEK MAYBE LOOKING AT PORNOGRAPHIC SITE THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED COMPULSIVE USE. BUT WHEN YOU GET ABOVE 11 HOURS A PER WEEK THEN YOU REALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=to worry about]


Breit says there are several web sites that can help the addict --but she says professional help may be need.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:29:58]
[IN Q=You start to see other aspects]

(( YOU START TO SEE OTHER ASPECTS OF THAT PERSON LIFE BEING NEGLECTED. THEY OWN RELATIONSHIP ARE BEING NEGLECTED --PERHAPS THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND CHORES ARE BEING NEGLECTED)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=chores are being neglected]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


If you would like more information on Internet addiction you can contact The Centra Health Assessment Center at 1-800-947-5442.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #8]



[Aid-Workers]


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


The trial of two Americans and six other foreign aid workers charged with preaching Christianity in Afghanistan could resume on Saturday.
It began last month, but was suspended after the terrorist attack and America's demands for Afghanistan's Taliban rulers to hand over Osama bin Laden.
Word that the trial will resume comes from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs.
Two of those being held on charges are Australian.
Diplomats say the Taliban assures them the group is in good condition.

[VOB-Demarcos-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-38]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It's been a year since a Martinsville woman was gunned down inside her family's clothing store.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Night;]

Last night-- Maverick Muhammad held a vigil to mark the anniversity of his wife's death. 30- year old Lisa Muhammad was shot and killed inside the couple's business in downtown Martinsville. Muhammad says the past year has been hard on everyone-- especially their two young children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:04:35]
[IN Q=Why did someone ]
[SUPER=01-Maverick Muhammad/Victim's Husband;]

((MAVERICK MUHAMMAD/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: WHY DID SOMEONE COME INSIDE AND KILL MY MOTHER? MY OLDEST SON ASKS THAT QUESTION QUITE OFTEN AND THAT IS A VERY HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT COULD HAVE BROUGHT THIS ABOUT.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=brought this about.]
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities have NOT made an arrest or named any suspects in Lisa Muhammad's murder. But Martinsville police have reportedly said-- they are close to solving the case.
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[VOB-Music-Awards]


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From rap to classical. ... music filled the Dumas hotel in Roanoke.
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((I JUST WANT TO BE BY MYSELF.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE MYSELF.]
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Local students not only performed, but got honors at the First Annual Encore Music Awards.
Awards went out for best vocalist and best lyrics.. among others.
The students all honed their musical skills at the Downtown music lab- an after school recording studio.
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((ERIKA HOBSON/BEST VOCALIST: THEY TEACH SKILLS AND TEACH YOU TO USE YOUR TALENTS ... LIKE IT BEFORE.))
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News 7 Anchor Jean Jadhon was a presenter... giving Hobson her award.
Five students in all were honored.
The students have also recorded a CD of their work. (------------)