[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's going to be another nice, warm day across the area today. Look for a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the upper 70s for highs.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a couple of moments.


[7-11Couric]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:42:24]
[GRAPHIC=Emily Couric]


She was a leader in Virginia's Democratic party, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Friends and family gathered yesterday in Charlottesville to remember Emily Couric.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


More than 200 mourners filled St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Charlottesville to say their final goodbyes to Emily Couric.
NBC Today show co-host Katie Couric honored her older sister saying she was proud when people recognized her as "Emily Couric's sister."
Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter sang two songs in memory of her friend.
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[7-11Truck-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC44:08]
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It wasn't until people started honking at James Young that he noticed something was wrong with his truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The construction worker and his passenger got out of the truck safely before it erupted in flames.
The fire and black smoke made a spectacle on Route 122 near Smith Mountain Lake.
Firefighters doused the flames before they could reach the gas tank.
They believe that something ignited oil that was leaking from the truck.
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[7-11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-53 05:33]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

A Roanoke County couple will see the aftermath of last month's terrorist attacks, firsthand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]

Jim and Dot Hollandsworth left for New York yesterday afternoon. The retired Roanoke County minister and his wife volunteer for the American Red Cross and were asked if they would be willing to help.
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[SOT 02:12:29]
[IN Q=At first we ]

((JIM HOLLANDSWORTH/AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: AT FIRST WE DIDN'T DIDN'T BOTH RETURING THEIR CALL BECAUSE...YEAH THREE DAYS AGO. ))
[SUPER=141-Jim Hollandsworth/American Red Cross Volunteer; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=yeah three days ago. (ends with her speaking.) ]
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[VO-NAT]

The Hollandsworths will stay in New York for 13- days. About a dozen American Red Cross volunteers from our area have assisted with relief efforts in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D-C.
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[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... More sunshine is on the way today. Look for temperatures to reach into the upper 70s for highs.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Tuesday forecast coming up in just a couple of moments.






[45-Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC13:58]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


A hostile takeover of a Roanoke County Fiber Optic company could be bad news for more than just the company president.
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[VO-NAT 21]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Thomas Mann at Lynchburg College says Optical Cable's shareholders need to be aware that the potential for a forced buyout is there.
Millions of shares belonging to the company's president are up for grabs -- they may be sold to pay off his debt.


If one "entity" buys him out, they can force other shareholders to relinquish their investments as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((THOMAS MANN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE FINANCE PROFESSOR; IT JUST HAS TO BE SOMETHING CALLED A REASONABLE PRICE. THE MARKET PRICE IS WHAT IS NOW, THAT'S THE PRICE AND THEY ARE ABOUT OUT AT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Mann/Lynchburg College Finance Professor]
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[OUT Q=about out at that.]
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[VO-NAT]


If a forced buyout happened today, for example, shareholders would receive only today's market price - -- no matter what they paid for it.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Reasons for a forced buyout include unlimited decision making abilities with no shareholders to answer to.


[45-L'Burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kco]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The suspect in a Lynchburg murder and armed robbery is still at large.
Police are still searching for the murderer of 20- year- old Michael A. Mosley, who was shot to death Wednesday night, near a friend's car on Bedford Avenue.
Police say 24- year- old Christopher Brusant Smith approached the car and demanded money, then shot Mosley.
Two men inside the car handed over their wallets.
Smith is charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery and three counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
Anyone with information as to Smith's whereabouts is asked to call Lynchburg police.

[45-11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-53 05:33]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

A Roanoke County couple will be spending the next 2 weeks helping victim's of last month's terrorist attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]

Jim and Dot Hollandsworth left for New York yesterday afternoon. The retired Roanoke County minister and his wife volunteer for the American Red Cross and were asked if they would be willing to help.
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[SOT 02:12:29]
[IN Q=At first we ]

((JIM HOLLANDSWORTH/AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: AT FIRST WE DIDN'T DIDN'T BOTH RETURING THEIR CALL BECAUSE...YEAH THREE DAYS AGO. ))
[SUPER=141-Jim Hollandsworth/American Red Cross Volunteer; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=yeah three days ago. (ends with her speaking.) ]
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[VO-NAT]

The Hollandsworths will stay in New York for 13- days. About a dozen American Red Cross volunteers from our area have assisted with relief efforts in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D-C.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The warm weather continues so get outside if you get the chance. Look for a mix of sun and clouds today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.






[8-Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Roanoke Police and Haz-Mat teams were sent to the main Post Office building this morning, when employees reported what police call "suspicious circumstances".
A police spokeswoman says one item was removed from the Post Office and was taken for further investigation.
The move was precautionary. There is no way to tell yet whether the item actually posed any danger to anyone.




[8-11Lake-Levels]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC05:36]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]

Some merchants at Smith Mountain Lake say with lake levels down ... it's hard to keep their businesses above water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]


The lake is four feet below normal this year.
That leaves many boats stuck in the mud...
Rocks are jutting up that normally would be submerged ... and some buoys are no longer floating.
Marina owners say fewer customers are using their boats or buying gas.
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[IN Q=For the lake level]
[SOT 10:04:33 - :42]

((MARK DETOURNILLON/MARINA OWNER: FOR THE LAKE LEVEL TO BE LOW SINCE JULY HAS REALLY HURT US. AND I THINK THERE SHOULD BE BETTER CONTROLS AND REGULATIONS AS FAR AS SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 18:21:56 - 18:22:02]

((MIKE THACKER/AEP: WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS BALANCE THE IMPACTS OF THE DROUGHT ON THE LAKE USERS AS WELL AS THE DOWNSTREAM INTERESTS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Detournillon/Marina Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Thacker/AEP; :10]
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[OUT Q=downstream interests.]
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[VO-NAT]


American Electric Power sets the lake levels from a control room in Roanoke.
Rainfall was 16 inches below normal this year, so A-E-P got permission to release less water from the lake into the rivers it feeds.
Some businesses and residents feel that should have been done sooner.
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[8-Mills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC05:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The former general manager of Roanoke's public radio station will have to wait a while longer for his day in court.
Less than 48 hours before trial in U-S District Court was set to begin, the judge took the case off his trial docket.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 2000]

WVTF Station Manager Steve Mills was demoted, then let go last year, in a dispute primarily over whether to air The New York Metropolitan Opera. The dispute came to a head when Mills referred to listeners who complained about his decision to take it off the air as "Opera Nazis."
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[8-11AIDS-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:45:51]
[GRAPHIC=AIDS]

The majority of new cases of AIDS and H-I-V in the Roanoke Valley come mostly from minorities. That's why the N-Double-A-C-P has decided to take action.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The group has joined with the Roanoke City Health Department and other organizations to declare a "health state of emergency". They say H-I-V and AIDS are spreading more rapidly through minority groups than whites, and among women faster than men. One expert says education should start at church.
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[SOT 6:13:52-6:14:07]
[IN Q=Everyone in a person of color's famil...]

((DALE ANTHONY/ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AIDS: EVERYONE IN A PERSON OF COLOR'S FAMILT, SOMEONE GOES TO CHURCH. IF PASTOR SAYS "WE'RE GONNA BEGIIN TO EDUCATE OUTSELVES ABOUT THIS DREADFUL DISEASE" THAN THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN, EVNE IF HE SAYS "JUST PICK UP A PAMPHLET ON YOUR WAY OUT."))
[SUPER=01-Dale Anthony/Advisory Council on AIDS;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=pamphlet on your way out.]
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[VO-NAT]

Events like "home health parties" and "workshops of hope" will be held over the next two weeks to teach community members about AIDS and ways to prevent the disease from spreading. (------------)