[Middle-East]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Israel says it's pulled out of two dozen Palestinian villages, but invaded two others.
That, as Secretary of State Colin Powell travels to the region to find a peaceful end to the crisis.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Bank;]


Israeli troops pulled out of several West Bank villages, but not at the speed U-S officials or Palestinians would like.
Meanwhile, international calls for an immediate cease- fire continue.
During his meeting with key European leaders, Colin Powell re- affirmed the need to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:10]
[IN Q=The reality is]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE:THE REALITY IS THAT NO OTHER PALESTINIAN LEADER, OR, FOR THAT MATTER, ARAB LEADER, IS PREPARED TO ENGAGE AS A PARTNER UNTIL MR. ARAFAT HAS HAD A CHANCE TO EXPRESS HIS VIEWS. ))
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=express his views]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Powell is in Spain this morning, and is due to arrive in Israel late tonight after a stop in Jordan.
(------------)



[Ferry-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Nearly two dozen people are dead in a ferry fire in the Philippines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lucena, Philippines;]


The ship was on an inter- island run, when fire broke out in its cargo of dried coconuts.
Survivors say passengers stampeded to get away from the quickly moving flames.
Some of the victims suffocated.
Others drowned when they jumped overboard without life vests.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The captain says records show there were 290 people on the ferry, but he says there could actually have been more.

[11Bedford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC21:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bedford County authorities are trying to figure out what sparked a double murder suicide.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Tuesday Night;]

At around 8 o-clock Tuesday night, a man called the Sheriff department saying his wife, 50 year old Malinda Smith, and his mother, 72 year old (VIR-gee) Virgie Smith had been shot by an intruder. Deputies say the shooter was 72 year old Isaac George Abbott, and was no stranger to the Smith residence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 06:02]
[IN Q=No relation other...]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF; NO RELATION OTHER THAN THE ACQUAINTANCE, HE HAD BEEN TO THE HOUSE ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=a number of occasions.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday Morning;]

Several hours later, authorities say Abbott was seen in Malinda Smith's car on Interstate 81. After a short high speed chase, Roanoke City police say Abbott committed suicide on Route 2-20 near Colonial Avenue.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Pulaski County officials were also investigating Abbott. The Sheriff's Department says Tuesday night Abbott tried to abduct a man, and fired two gunshots at the victim but missed. Abbott was also wanted in Pulaski County on cocaine distribution charges.

[11Warner-VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC2:02:17]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


Governor Warner is looking to a Virginia Tech graduate to fix the state's transportation problems.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Philip (Shoo-KET) Shucet will be the new commissioner of Virginia's Department of Transportation.
Shucet inherits an agency struggling with cost overruns and project delays.
The former Hokie feels he's the right person for the job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I BELIEVE THE]

((PHILIP SHUCET/NEW VDOT COMMISSIONER: I BELIEVE THE NEEDS OF VDOT MATCH UP WITH THE SKILLS THAT I BRING FROM MY PAST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR CAREER AND IT'S A MARVELOUS CHALLENGE. TRANSPORTATION IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART AS IS THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Shucet/New VDOT Commissioner]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=IS THE COMMONWEALTH.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


As VDOT Commissioner, (Shooe-KET) Shucet will oversee more than 10-thousand employees, a 3-point-2 billion dollar budget and the country's third largest highway system.
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[6-Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC1:00:51]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell is issuing another challenge to the state law that limits how much land churches can own.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/2001;]


Falwell is building a new sanctuary for Thomas Road Baptist Church on 60 acres of land in Lynchburg... even though state law limits churches to just 15 acres.
The law goes back 200 years ... and Falwell's lawyers say it's outdated and unconstitutional.
In November, Falwell filed a similar lawsuit.
But at that time, the state did not enforce the land restrictions, so the judge dismissed the case.
Since then, the General Assembly has decided to enforce the law, so Falwell is renewing his fight.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another suit, challenging the state law forbidding churches from incorporating, is going forward.

[11Blacksburg-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:08:10]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A motorcycle accident in Blacksburg left a man pinned under a car.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Police say Gabriel Herrera Henderson of Blacksburg lost control of his motorcycle and slid under another vehicle just before four o-clock yesterday afternoon.
Henderson was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital.
He is stable condition this morning.
(------------)



[5-Online-Prescriptions]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-07 9:15]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's health check, The internet has been flooded with hundreds of websites promising low costs and minimum hassles for buying prescription drugs.
But it could be a prescription for disaster if you don't take the proper precautions.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Pharmacist Tim Schirm]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Schirm/Williamson Road Pharmacy; :07]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Pharmacist Tim Schirm says safety should be a major concern when you're buying medication on-line. (///// SOT

/////)
[SOT27:55]
[IN Q=How do they handle the medication]

((HOW DO THEY HANDLE THE MEDICATION, I DON'T KNOW. DO THEY HAVE AN ACTUAL PHARMACIST ON HAND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS? I DON'T KNOW. DO THEY FOLLOW STATE GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PRACTICE, I DON'T KNOW. THOSE ARE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO SCRATCH YOUR HEAD ABOUT)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=scratch your head about]


He says be very leery of sites that offer medications without a prescription because taking an unsafe or inappropriate medication can have serious health consequences.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT29:51]
[IN Q=The one site i found in New Zealand]

((THE ONE SITE I FOUND IN NEW ZEALAND WILL SELL IT WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION BUT GOOD LORD DO THEY HAVE THE SAME TYPE OF CONTROLS THAT WE DO. HOW OLD'S THE MEDICATION, IS IT GOING TO WORK)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=is it going to work]

The Food and Drug Administration also has the following warnings. Don't purchase from foreign websites. At this time it generally illegal to import drugs bought from these sites and the risks are greater. Avoid sites that do not list a US address and phone number to contact if there is a problem. Also make sure the site has access to a registered pharmacist to answer questions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT31:48]
[IN Q=You probably want to stick with]

((YOU PROBABLY WANT TO STICK WITH THE TRIED AND TRUSTED NAMES)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=and trusted names]


Schirm says if cost is your main reason for buying on-line --make sure to account for shipping and handling in the price.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT26:48]
[IN Q=If they're going on-line]

((IF THEY'RE GOING ON LINE TO SAVE MONEY I THINK YOU CAN DO MUCH BETTER AT YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY'S ESPECIALLY IN ROANOKE WHERE YOU HAVE A LOT OF COMPETITION BETWEEN PHARMACIES IT'S DRIVING THE CASH PRICE DOWN)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=the cash price down]))
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Schirm says also beware that when you give out your personal information --it could be sold to a third party.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FS BOARD]
To find if a website is a licensed pharmacy and in good standing you can contact the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy 847-698-6227 or on-line at N-A-B-P-dot-net.
(++++++++++)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Yahoo says its turnaround plan remains on track as it meets earnings forecasts and tops revenue predictions for the first quarter.
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]


((BETTER THAN EXPECTED NEWS FROM AN INTERNET DARLING COULD ADD MORE FUEL TO THE MARKET'S RECENT RALLY...
AFTER THE CLOSING BELL YAHOO REPORTED EARNINGS OF 2 CENTS A SHARE.. THAT WAS RIGHT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES.. BUT THE REAL NEWS, IS THAT REVENUE WAS BETTER THAN EXPECTED AND GOING FORWARD, YAHOO EXPECTS REVENUE TO BEAT STREET ESTIMATES. YAHOO ALSO SAID ITS AVERAGE PAGE VIEWS PER DAY FOR MARCH TOPPED 1.6BLN .
ON WALL STREET.. THE BUYERS WERE BACK ON SOME GOOD EARNINGS NEWS FROM THE LIKES OF SEARS AND COOPER TIRE AND RUBBER

(gr)

THE DOW ENJOYED ITS BIGGEST GAIN IN A MONTH, UP 173 POINTS

(gr)

TECH STOCKS WERE BACK IN FAVOR PUSHING THE NASDAQ UP 24 POINTS.

(oc)

AT&T IS PLANNING A 1 FOR FIVE REVERSE STOCK SPLIT, ONCE THE SALE OF ITS CABLE BUSINESS TO COMCAST IS COMPLETED.
(gr)

IF APPROVED, stockholders would receive one share for every five shares that they own. While the value of each shareholder's holdings wouldn't change, the move would give AT&T stock a higher "face" value and offer some psychological comfort to investors. AT&T STOCK IS DOWN 62 PERCENT IN THE PAST YEAR.

(gr)

JETBLUE IS FLYING HIGH, THE DISCOUNT AIRLINE RAISED THE RANGE OF ITS STOCK OFFERING TO 24 TO 26 DOLLARS A SHARE, UP FROM 22 TO 24. THE STOCK WILL BE PRICED AFTER TODAY'S CLOSING BELL.

(oc)

NEW YORK STATE IS WIDENING ITS PROBE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AT WALL STREET FIRMS.. IN ADDITION TO MERRILL LYNCH EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE LARGER INVESTIGATION REPORTEDLY NAMES Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, LEHMAN BROS, , UBS Paine Webber and Salomon Smith Barney.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...

(oc)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Roy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:43:56]
[SS=Roy Stanley]

You don't have to go far in Wytheville to find someone who wants to talk about the life and legacy of Roy Stanley Miller. His hometown is a place he never forgot during his many years of broadcasting...
And the people there say they won't forget him. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has reaction from Wytheville...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Danny Gordon/Friend; :10]
[SUPER=01-Wally Hutton/Former Coach; :28]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Sayers/Friend; :37]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Smith/Former Coach; :54]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Bralley/Friend; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Wytheville.]

(( You could say this is where Roy Stanley got his start.
Some 30-years ago at WYVE radio in Wytheville he learned the ropes of broadcasting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:54:26]
[IN Q=he came]

((DANNY GORDON/FRIEND; HE CAME IN HERE IN THE MORNINGS TO BE IN BROADCASTING SOMETHING THAT KIND OF AMAZED PEOPLE IN THAT DAY AND TIME. ))
[OUT Q=AND TIME]

People around here know Roy by his nickname, Petie. Ask them to talk about him and they seem to say the same thing. That he was a man with no enemies...but a man with many friends.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:52:10]
[IN Q=everybody]

((EVERYBODY LOVED HIM I'VE NEVER HEARD AN UNKIND WORD ABOUT PETIE HE WAS JUST A GOOD FRIEND AND A GOOD GUY.))
[OUT Q=GOOD GUY]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:52:04]
[IN Q=ROY]

((KENNY SAYERS/FRIEND; ROY WAS ALWAYS A FUNNY GUY HE ALWAYS MADE EVERYBODY LAUGH AND I'VE NEVER REALLY HEARD ANYONE SAY ANY BAD THINGS ABOUT ROY.))
[OUT Q=about Roy]

Ernie Smith is Roy's former coach and principal as well as a close friend to his entire family. He knew Roy since birth and says he will miss his cheerful smile the most.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:49:36]
[IN Q=IT WAS HARD]

((ERNIE SMITH/FORMER COACH; IT WAS HARD ON HIS FATHER, CAUSE HIS FATHER HAD MENTIONED TO ME HOW HE HAD GONE TO ROANOKE COMMUNITY AND BEEN WITH PETIE HOLDING HIS HAND WHEN HE EXPIRED.))
[OUT Q=HE EXPIRED.]

Friends say Wytheville and all the lives here he touched will always be proud of their hometown sportscaster.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:37:09]
[IN Q=ROY STANELY]

((TOMMY BRALLEY/FRIEND; ROY STANLEY PETIE MILLER AS WE KNOW HIM WILL BE REMEMBERED AND HE'LL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND HIS JOY FOR LIVING LIFE.))
[OUT Q=LIFE.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:40:19]
[IN Q=IT'S GOING]

((IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG VOID FOR NOT ONLY FOR CHANNEL SEVEN BUT THIS COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=COMMUNITY.]

[BUTT BUTT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:36:27]
[IN Q=WERE]

((WE'RE VERY PROUD OF HIM AND HE'S GOING TO BE SORELY MISSED.))
[OUT Q=MISSED.]

And always remembered. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Wytheville.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Rice]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:25:50]
[GRAPHIC=Darrell Rice]


The murder of two women in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park will become the test case for new federal hate crimes legislation. The murder happened almost six years ago, but it wasn't until Tuesday...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

that a federal Grand Jury in Charlottesville returned the indictment against Darrell David Rice. He's charged with capital murder in the deaths of Julianne Williams and Lollie (Why-nans) Winans.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Though it's a Virginia case, the Attorney General himself wanted to take a stand against those who target victims for their sexual orientation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:46:48]
[IN Q=These families have]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/US ATTORNEY GENERAL; THESE FAMILIES HAVE SUFFERED WHAT AMERICANS NOW KNOW ALL TOO WELL: THAT'S THE PAIN AND DESTRUCTION WROUGHT BY HATE.)) ((TOM WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S FATHER; MR. ASHCROFT STATED HATED CRIMES ARE A FORM OF TERRORISM IS AN APT ANALOGY.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Williams/Victim's Father; :07]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=an apt analogy.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Rice]

A year after Winans and Williams were killed, Rice tried to abduct a woman in the Shenandoah National Park. Rice pled guilty to attempted abduction and is serving an 11 year sentence.

[11Breaking-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC16:10]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crimes]


Members of a Roanoke group that promotes tolerance are pleased to see the federal hate crimes law being used... but they'd like to see Virginia follow suit.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The Roanoke 7 joined students at Roanoke College last night in "Breaking the Silence" -- a ceremony urging gay and lesbian students to speak out.
Dozens of participants at Roanoke College and Hollins University did NOT talk all day.
Roanoke 7 -- named after the seven victims shot at the Backstreet Cafe almost two years ago -- aims to educate people about hate crimes.
Misty Overstreet's uncle, Danny, was killed in the attack.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:13:22 - :33]
[IN Q=If one group]

((MISTY OVERSTREET/ROANOKE 7: IF ONE GROUP IS UNPROTECTED AND ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE SINGLED OUT, THEN PEOPLE IN GENERAL ARE NOT PROTECTED. IF WE HAVE A DISTINCTION IN PEOPLE, THEN NO ONE IS SAFE AND THERE IS NO HARMONY.))
[SUPER=01-Misty Overstreet/Roanoke 7;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=no harmony.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Virginia DOES define racially-motivated crimes as hate crimes that can carry a stiffer penalty ...
But the state is one of 28 in the country that does NOT recognize crimes motivated by sexual orientation as hate crimes.

[Relief-Center]


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


The state has opened a relief center in economically stressed Southside. The Coordinated Economic Relief Center will provide direct access to assistance from the Governor's Economic Crisis Strike Force. Governor Warner says the relief center was established in South Boston because of its proximity to the Burlington Industries plant in Halifax County, which is closing in August. The plant employs more than 600 people. The governor created the Economic Crisis Strike Force minutes after his inauguration in January.

[Perfect-Score]


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


A student in Fort Smith, Arkansas should have her choice of colleges when she graduates next year--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Smith, AR;]


High School junior Jamie Kern has a flawless track record when it comes to college entrance exams.
Jamie received perfect scores on not only on her A-C-T--But her S-A-T and P-S-A-Ts, as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:26:10 ]
[IN Q=I was excited]

((JAMIE KERN/STUDENT: I WAS EXCITED IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WANTED TO DO WAS SCORE PERFECT ON ALL THREE SO I WAS EXCITED."))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Kern/Student;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=so I was excited.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The really amazing part is that she says she didn't even STUDY for any of the college entrance tests.
Jamie hasn't decided where she wants to go to college yet, but she's hoping her test scores will help get her some scholarship money. (------------)