[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A suspicious- looking item in the library at Virginia Tech... the police chief says it looks like some kind
of explosive device.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

There's nothing fishy going on at Carvins Cove. And Roanoke's willing to close the watershed to keep it that way.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Redskins face another uphill battle. Barry Bonds' baseball cards aren't nearly as hot as his bat was this season.
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[VO-NAT]

And it's Week number 7. The Friday Football Extra high school schedule is on the way tonight in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Finally a cold front that may have some moisture left for us. The forecast for weekend showers coming up. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A bomb scare has forced the evacuation of several buildings on the Virginia Tech campus.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

This comes after a student finds a suspicious package.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.[Tech-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=501-02 TC-1:00:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The package was found around 2:30 in a 5th floor bathroom in the Newman library.
[ANCHOR=KEITH 2-shot]


The state police bomb squad has been called in.
[DOUBLE BOXES=KEITHSHANNON /Justin STARLINK;]

Justin McCleod is in Blacksburg and has the latest.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=@Justin1]
[SUPER=06-Blacksburg;]


((ROLLCUE:...closer look at the suspicious package.))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

[VO RUNS :30]
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[LIVE=Justin/FULL]
[SUPER=06-Blacksburg;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=KeithShannon /Justin STARLINK;]




[CBS-Tonight]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Governor Jim Gilmore plans to address the Commonwealth on statewide television tonight.
WDBJ-7 will carry the governor's speech live, starting at 7:30.
Gilmore's office says he plans to talk about the security and economic measure the state has put in place since the September 11th attacks.
At 8, CBS will have live coverage of President Bush's news conference.
The president is expected to take questions for about 30 to 40 minutes.
CBS will then present the season premiere of "Survivor".
CBS programming for the rest of primetime tonight depends on the length of the president's news conference.

[Warner-Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC-1:52:35]
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The campaign of Republican Mark Earley says Earley "respects and admires Doug Wilder."
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


So in the face of Wilder's endorsement today of Mark Warner, an Earley spokesman say it's "sort of a natural progression that the former governor would endorse his former campaign manager."
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Warner/Earley]


The endorsement comes after Wilder gave Warner a verbal shakedown last week, and then watched his protege's performance in our WDBJ7 debate last night.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As always, Doug Wilder's]
[SUPER=403-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=401-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :10]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; :49 ]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :57 ]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]

((
As always, Doug Wilder's better in his own words.
A reporter asked if he even considered endorsing Mark Earley or not making an endorsement at all.
[sot tape 10:48:06 ]

((WILDER: IN THIS ELECTION, NO. I NEVER DID CONSIDER NOT ENDORSING ANY CANDIDATE. NOR DID I CONSIDER ENDORSING ANYONE BUT MARK WARNER. NOW THAT MIGHT COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU, PARTICULARLY IN LIGHT OF WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK AT THE DEBATE. BUT I WANTED THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THAT NOTWITHSTANDING MY ULTIMATE AND SUBSEQUENT ENDORSEMENT OF MARK WARNER, THIS DIDN'T MEAN THAT I WAS GONNA MOLLYCODDLE AND PLAY WITH HIM AND NOT SUBJECT HIM TO THE SAME SCRUTINY THAT I WOULD SUBJECT ANYONE ELSE TO. BECAUSE ULTIMATELY, THE PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE THE CHOICE AND THE VOTERS NEED TO SEE. ))39
[runs= 39 ]


Wilder says Warner can wipe the slate clean in Richmond, and fix what he calls "the budget mess."
Warner returns the compliment.
[sot 10:46:35]

((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: HIS ABILITY TO MANAGE A BUDGET DURING CHALLENGING TIMES WITHOUT RAISING TAXES IS A MODEL THAT I'LL EMULATE. GOVERNOR WILDER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDORSEMENT.))14
[runs= 15]


The Warner campaign is trying to imply it has momentum now, with Wilder joking that the cell phone multimillionaire's next call will be a more surprising endorsement.
[sot tape 10:52:01 ]

((WILDER: I CALLED MARK AND SAID I NEED YOU TO HELP ME -- THAT'S GEORGE ALLEN CALLING TO, CALLING TO-- MARK WARNER: I KNOW YOU ALL THINK THESE ARE ANNOYING.))
[runs= 15 ]


The pair hit the campaign trail next week.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Pentagon-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-37 tc-1:12:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia's US Senators joined the president and thousands of others at the Pentagon today for a memorial service.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington]


They paid tribute to the 189 people who died a month ago when suicide hijackers crashed a passsenger jet into the building.
Each victim's name was recited, including that of Roanoke native Donald Young.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If we paused]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R- VIRGINIA: IF WE PAUSED FOR ONE MINUTE FOR EACH LIFE THAT WAS TAKEN, THE 6-THOUSAND PLUS LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN, IF WE JUST PAUSE FOR ONE MINUTE FOR EACH AND EVERYONE THAT LOST THEIR LIFE WE WOULD BE HERE FOUR DAYS.))
[SUPER=141-Sen. George Allen/(R) Virginia]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=four days.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Bush said "from our sorrow has come great resolve."
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[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-49 tc-36:48]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]

Former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow said today that his resignation shortly after the memorial was dedicated was unrelated to funding problems.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Burrow declined to discuss the Foundation's budget problem on camera, but he acknowledged the 5-million dollar deficit could be a source of concern to future donors that could make matters worse. He also cited the cost of last-minute security arrangements to accommodate President Bush and unexpected repairs to the site from storm damage the night before the June 6th dedication. The INTERIM director announced yesterday that he has asked the local prosecutor to review the foundation's books.
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[Water-Supply]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC-1:35:28]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]

Carvins Cove recreation area will soon be off limits. At the suggestion of the federal government the lake will close indefinately this weekend in an effort to keep Roanoke's water supply safe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What I like about this time of year...]
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Director of Utilities;34]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tina Crowell/Angler; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=make my fishing any easier.]



(([SOT 3:22:21-3:22:25]
[IN Q=What I like about this time of year...]

((What I like about this time of year is the leaves are just beginning to turn.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=are just beginning to turn]

Tina Crowell makes it a point to visit Carvins Cove in the Fall. She and her fishing buddy like the changing colors and the way the lake reflects Autumn's arrival. But this year, their visits are being cut short.
[SOT 3:18:28-3:18:33]
[IN Q=We like the fact that...]

((We like the fact that people come up here and use the cove but we have to think of the water supply first.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=of the water supply first.]

Mike McEvoy heads up Roanoke's Utilities Department. He says the city has decided to follow the advice of the Environmental Protection Agency and close the watershed on the off-chance that the lake could be a target for terrorists.
[SOT 3:17:30-3:17:49]
[IN Q=After the attacks...]

((After the attacks... restricting access to water supply areas.))
[RUNS= :19]
[OUT Q=to water supply areas.]

McEvoy stresses there's no specific threat to Carvins Cove but that it will be easier to keep an eye out for suspicious activity if the lake is closed. The restrictions mean the area will be off limits to hiking, biking, horse back riding, boating and, much to the dismay of anglers, dropping a line.
[SOT 3:22:49-3:22:55]
[IN Q=I know that we need to preserve...]

((I know that we need to preserve our water supply but it won't make my fishing any easier.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=won't make my fishing any easier.]))
[ANCHOR=Shan]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Carvins Cove was using armed security personnel to monitor activites at the lake even before the September eleventh attacks. McEvoy says that practice will continue. Meantime, we also checked with Roanoke County about the status of Spring Hollow Reservoir. The only area open to the public at that body of water was the outlook, which has been closed since the attacks last month.
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, we'll meet a local group of counselors volunteering to help out at the World Trade Center...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

and some GOOD news for the beleaguered furniture industry, as two new stores are opening shop in our area. We'll have more on that in just a minute.
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[Schewel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Schewel's Furniture]

The Legal Aid Society has filed a class action lawsuit against Schewel Furniture. The suit is filed on behalf of two women- -mother and daughter- -who bought furniture on credit last year. The complaint filed in federal court Thursday claims Schewel includes a hidden premium in every credit transaction for credit property insurance. Legal Aid questions whether such bogus-credit premiums constitute an understatement of the finance charge, a violation of the Truth in Lending Act or could amount to fraud. The company has "no comment at this time."

[Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC-1:45:35]
[GRAPHIC=Furniture Industry]


In one of the softest market climates of our time, two new furniture retail stores are blooming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Plans for Joel Shephard's new "Weekend Furniture" store in Rocky Mount were in the works when the terrorist attacks happened.
He says business at his other Franklin County store was very slow for weeks afterward, but he's opening on Saturday anyway.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Over the last]

((JOEL SHEPHARD: OVER THE LAST WEEK TO TEN DAYS OR SO, WE'VE SEEN A VERY MUCH OF A RETURN TO A MORE NORMAL PATTERN, PEOPLE SEEM TO BE BACK OUT. THE GENERAL RETAIL MARKET SEEMS TO BE IMPROVING PRETTY REMARKABLY.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Shephard/Weekend Furniture]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=pretty remarkably.]
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[VO-NAT]


The town of Pulaski is getting some help from Pulaski Furniture to fill one of dozens of empty store fronts in the town.
Starting today, the old Heilig Meyers building is filled with returned and second-hand Pulaski Furniture.
While the store is not designed to compete with other retailers who sell Pulaski Furniture, customers say they are pleased to have a chance to buy locally-made furniture at discounted prices.
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[BB&T]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Merger mania seems to have suited B-B- and T bank quite well.
Even after the 61 million dollars it cost the bank to merge with F and M National Corporation, it posted a 15 percent increase in third quarter earnings.
The Winston-Salem-based bank operates nearly eleven hundred offices in Virginia, the Carolinas, West Virginia, and the Mid-Atlantic.

[Christian-Counselors]


[ANCHOR=SHANNON - 2-SHOT]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC-1:15:26]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Grief counselors will tell you anniversaries and holidays can be difficult times for people dealing with tragedy in their life.
[ANCHOR=KEITH 2-SHOT]


It's been one month since the terrorist attacks on our nation.. and the emotional trauma they inflicted is beginning to show.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how one local group is helping out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Long after]
[SUPER=143-New York City; :00]
[SUPER=143-Bedford Co.; :13]
[SUPER=141-Dr. Tim Clinton/AACC President; :18]
[SUPER=141-Andy Barrick/AACC; :46]
[SUPER=150-Steve Smallshaw/ssmallshaw*wdbj7.com; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=Smallshaw, News7.]


(( Long after the last brick is hauled away and the physical scars of the September 11th attacks start to fade, the emotional damage will still run deep.
It is becoming a mental health crisis of unparalleled proportions.. and the American Association of Christian Counselors, headquartered in Forest, is ready to respond.
[SOT 17:54:41]

((DR. TIM CLINTON/AACC PRESIDENT: IF WE ABANDON THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK NOW, WE WILL HAVE MISSED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE HEALING JOURNEY.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=healing journey.]


The A-A-C-C is now coordinating donations of time, money and resources for a training conference in New York City later this month.
Some of the nation's top counseling experts will be working with pastors, teachers and others to prepare them for offering emotional assistance to tens of thousands of victims.
[SOT 18:13:09]

((ANDY BARRICK/AACC: MOST OF THE FOLKS THAT WE'RE TALKING WITH, IT'S JUST A STATE OF SHOCK AND THEY JUST WANT TO BE THERE TO HELP AND SUPPORT.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=help and support.]
[SOT 17:59:16]

((CLINTON: WE GO THERE WITH A STRATEGY THAT WE HAVE FOUND THAT IN WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE WRESTLING WITH DEEP PAIN, THAT ANY TIME SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE COMES INTO YOUR LIFE, IT IS A PROCESS, A LONG PROCESS, AN ARDUOUS PROCESS.))

[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=arduous process.]

[Standup ] (( So this will not be a one-time visit. These emotional rescue workers, as they call themselves, will spend the next year training and working with counselors.. getting them ready for the long haul.
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
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[OUT Q=Smallshaw, News7.]))[Sports Tease]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Skins like what they see in Druckenmiller. We've got the high school football rundown for tomorrow night. We'll hear from Daniel Snyder.
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[VO-NAT]

And see why the value of Barry Bonds' baseball cards isn't soaring as fast as his homerun total.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 13310TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The American league divisional playoff series are continuing at this hour. The Mariners lead the Indians 5-to-0 in game two of their best of five playoff. The game is in the 6th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Fox-Last Night; :00]

Last night the A's took game one from the Yankees in their American League series. Jason Giambi hit this blast into the upper deck. Game two is set for tonight at about 8:45 at Yankee Stadium.
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[S-Bonds]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 13259tc]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


While the playoffs roll on, baseball fans everywhere are still shaking their heads in amazement at the season Barry Bonds just completed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Collectors also are shaking their heads, but for a different reason. Barry Bonds has never been a hot item when it comes to baseball cards. And even though he just ripped 73 homers and passed Mark McGwire on the all-time single season list - his cards are not skyrocketing in value.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THERE'S BEEN...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bryant/"The Wax Box" Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...GET FOR EM."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

While Bonds has many more rookie cards than either McGwire or Griffey - the disparity between their values is huge. While Bonds' first year card goes for $15. McGwire's is still $120 and Griffey's $125. In other words - it just might be a good investment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The season...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...are now."]
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[S-WVU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 844tc]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

The West Virginia Mountaineers take on Notre Dame this Saturday and today head coach
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Saturday; :00]

Rich Rodriguez said he would stick with quarterback Brad Lewis - who has played poorly the past two games. He was yanked in the second quarter of Saturday's loss to Tech after completing just 6 of 15 passes and throwing an interception.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

Virginia Tech hosts 4-and-1 Boston College this Saturday night. Despite the Eagles' winning record - Tech is a 20 poi

nt favorite.[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-109]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Washington Redskins are three point underdogs for this coming Monday night's battle of has-beens against the Dallas Cowboys. Noticably absent as the Skins mouthpiece during this disastrous start is owner Daniel Snyder - who put his complete trust, not to mention the day to day operations of his team, in the hands of Marty Schottenheimer in the offseason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marty...]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Snyder/Redskins Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...WITH HIM."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The Skins worked out 11 free agents yesterday including Jim Druckenmiller. They have yet to sign any of them, but reports say Druck's workout went very well.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-94]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The high school football season is getting away from us in a hurry. Tomorrow night marks week number 7. Here's the Friday Football Extra lineup of games with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=LOGO AND MUSIC FULL]
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[OUT Q=LOGO COMES FULL.]

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