[Priest-Abuse]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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America's cardinals have agreed to a nationwide campaign to inform priests that pedophilia will NOT be tolerated.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rome, Italy;]


After a two- day meeting with the Pope in Rome, the cardinals have drafted a letter that'll be delivered to every parish priest and bishop in the country.
The church stopped short of adopting a true zero tolerance policy. It recommended a special process to defrock a priest who becomes "notorious," and is guilty of preying on a series of children.
As for the cases that are not ''notorious'' -- those would be left up to the local bishop to decide if the priest is a threat to children.
Meanwhile, the allegations of abuse have some questioning their faith in the clergy.
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[SOT 3:03:34 ]
[IN Q=We tried to hold]

((CHUCK KARNICK/AMERICAN CATHOLIC: WE TRIED TO HOLD THEM A LITTLE BIT HIGHER, AND MAYBE THEY RE NOT REALLY AS HIGH AS WE HOLD THEM ))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Karnick/American Catholic;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=hold them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Recommendations from the meeting will be placed before U-S bishops in June.
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[Bush-Meeting]


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


President Bush is playing host to Saudi Arabian royalty--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Crawford, TX;]


But Bush's meeting today with Crown Prince Abdullah at his ranch in Crawford, Texas won't be all smiles.
The meeting could be key to Bush's hopes that moderate Arab leaders will help revive Mideast peace talks.
The White House is upset with Saudi Arabia's indifference to the war on terrorism and its financial support for Islamic militants.
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[11Arsenal-River]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:27:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Army officials and local residents met in Fairlawn to discuss proposed restrictions on access to the New River.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The Radford Army Ammunition plant is considering a plan to shut off public access at portions of the river near its facility. The new measures would affect two public landings along the waterway. Additional security measures have been discussed since September 11th. Local residents say the area is a popular spot for fisherman and canoes.
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[SOT 16:48:10]
[IN Q=IT THERE]

((EMERSON PAYNE/FISHERMAN; IF THERE WOULD BE SOME CAUSES AS TO WORRY ABOUT SOMEONE COMMITTING SOME KIND OF ACT I CAN UNDERSTAND IT BUT IT'S GOING TO HURT A LOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT ENJOY THIS. THERE'S QUITE A FEW PEOPLE WHO COME UP HERE AND IT'S QUITE A POPULAR SPOT.))
[SUPER=01-Emerson Payne/Fisherman;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=A POPULAR SPOT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Both oral and written comments were accepted at last night's public meeting. Martin Hanbury runs a bait and tackle shop and says some customers considered starting a petition to keep access open.

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[11Canadians]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:49:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Canadians were talking security in Southwest Virginia yesterday as well.
Canada is the leading export destination for Virginia products, accounting for more than five billion dollars worth of trade each year.
And representatives of the Canadian Embassy say they are working to maintain that relationship in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Audrey (TOM-ick) Tomick spoke to members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club yesterday.
A counselor with the Canadian Embassy, Tomick is involved in transportation policy, and border security issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Canada is a major trading partner]

((AUDREY TOMICK/CANADIAN EMBASSY: CANADA IS A MAJOR TRADING PARTNER OF VIRGINIA. IT IS THE PLACE TO WHICH MOST OF VIRGINIA'S EXPORTS GO. SO YES, THERE DEFINITELY IS A RELATIONSHIP, AN ECONOMIC ONE AS WELL AS A PERSONAL ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Audrey Tomick/Canadian Embassy;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=as well as a personal one.]
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[VO-NAT]


While both countries have a common responsibility to protect their citizens from terrorism, Tomick says it is also important that they continue working to keep traffic and trade flowing across the border.
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[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC02:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County's fiber optic giant has a new leader.
Neil Wilkin is the new president of Optical Cable after being with the company for only eight months.
As Jennifer Miele reports, Wilkin's short stint has been a stressful one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=38-year-old Neil]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neil Wilkin/Optical Cable President; :22]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; :38]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(( 38-year-old Neil Wilkin is the new president of Optical Cable.
He was hired as Chief Financial Officer in September by the company's former president Bob Kopstein.
After just three months on the job, Wilkin took over as interim president- when Kopstein was fired for mishandling his personal financial holdings in the company.
[SOT]

((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT: WHEN I CAME TO OPTICAL CABLE, THERE WERE SOME CHALLENGES, BUT, UM YOU JUST WORK THROUGH THAT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING. WHENEVER YOU FACE CHALLENGES AND COME THROUGH IT, IT MAKES YOU A STRONGER PERSON.)) [RUNS16] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: WILKIN NOT ONLY SAW OPTICAL CABLE THROUGH THE LOSS OF ITS FOUNDER, HE HELPED SETTLE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMPLAINT AND A NUMBER OF BROKERAGE FIRM LAWSUITS AGAINST THE COMPANY. HE'S MORE THE HAPPY ABOUT OPTICAL CABLE'S FIRST QUARTER GAIN, DESPITE THREE LOSING QUARTERS LAST YEAR.)) [RUNS16]
[SOT]

((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE:I'M PLEASED WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING. WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM IN PLACE. 'M WORKING AS HARD AS I CAN TO DO WHAT BEST FOR THE COMPANY.)) [RUNS07]
Wilkin is also working hard to get his family settled in Roanoke.
His wife and four children are in the process of moving from Charlottesville.
Once they are here, Wilkin says all his hard work will be worth it.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[6-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC03:02]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Corporate earning figures are in from companies around Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC18:00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The big news came from Advance Auto. The company says it expects earnings per share will be nearly double what was anticipated.
That's 52 cents a share up from 28.
Good news as well for Norfolk Southern.
The rail carrier posted a 16 percent jump in first quarter net income today with just a slight drop in revenue.
N-S says it's pleased with the financial results, especially during a period marked by continuing economic slowness.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


A-E-P posted a 16 percent drop in first quarter earnings.
The power company blames a mild winter that kept energy demand low.

[Marketwatch]


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


It was a down day on Wall Street yesterday. Both the Dow and the NASDAQ moving lower. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[6-Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC51:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Longwood celebrated its future while remembering its fiery past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville]


Governor Mark Warner was on hand as Longwood College became Longwood University.
A year has passed since a blaze destroyed four historic buildings, including the signature Rotunda.
But the setback has not stopped the school from moving forward.
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[SOT 01:13:51]
[IN Q=I WAS ON CAMPUS]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I WAS ON CAMPUS LAST JUNE WHEN I CAME WITH BARRY CASE AND GOT A CHANCE TO SEE FIRST-HAND SOME OF THE DEVASTATION. BUT I LOOK AROUND TODAY AND SEE THAT LONGWOOD IS A THRIVING, VIBRANT INSTITUTION THAT HAS PREVAILED OVER ADVERSITY AND THAT IS FLOURISHING.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=THAT IS FLOURISHING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Reconstruction of the buildings destroyed in last year's fire will begin this summer.
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[5-Parkinsons]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-13 1:49:25]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's health check,
A new surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease can dramatically improve tremors if not stop them all together.
It's called deep brain stimulation. The FDA approved the surgical procedure three months ago.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us ,the treatment can also improve other symptoms of the disease like slowness of movement and stiffness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The treatment works like a pacemaker]
[SUPER=04-Wake Forest Medical Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Tatter/Wake Forest Medical Center; :13]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :48]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

(( The treatment works like a pacemaker for the brain. It uses mild electrical stimulation to block signals to the brain that cause symptoms of Parkinson's disease like tremors.
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[SOT1:00:56]
[IN Q=Patients are awake]

((PATIENTS ARE AWAKE DURING THE PROCEDURE AND WE'RE EXAMINING THEM TESTING WHATEVER SYMPTOMS WE'VE IDENTIFIED IN ADVANCE AS BEING THE MOST BOTHERSOME TO THEM)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=bothersome to them]


The procedure works by placing electrodes into the patients brain which are also connected to a deep brain stimulator which is implanted underneath the collar bone.
For some patients the results are dramatic tremors actually stop and other symptoms significantly improve.
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[SOT1:00:47]
[IN Q=Good now tap those two fingers]

[RUNS05]
[OUT Q=tap those two fingers]
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[SOT1:01:07]
[IN Q=Just moving their arms passively]

((JUST MOVING THEIR ARMS PASSIVELY TO CHECK THEIR RIGIDITY. THEN ASKING THEM TO DO STUFF FOR US SO WE CAN TEST THEIR OWN ABILITY TO INITIATE MOVEMENTS)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=inciate movements]


The procedure is expected to last much longer than past methods. A recent study found the device tripled the time patients were free of involuntary movements. ))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


This procedure was broadcast live on the Internet yesterday afternoon from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. There's an archived version available if you would like to see the procedure.
(+++++++++++)

[Take FS Web Address]
You can find a link to the website on the web watch section of our web page at wdbj7-com.
(++++++++++)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Helms]


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


North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms is scheduled to have open-heart surgery today.
The surgery to replace an artificial valve will be performed at a hospital in Fairfax.
Helms was admitted to the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland on Monday, after complaining about feeling tired and weak.
Tests traced the problem to a deteriorated pig valve that was transplanted 10 years ago.
Helms is 80 years old, and plans to retire next January after 30 years in the Senate.


[5-Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=502-02 10:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Democrat implicated in the G-O-P eavesdropping controversy says she's not the villain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Jacquelyn Daniel is a former Democratic Party staff member.
She is suspected of giving the phone number and password for a Democratic conference call to Republican official, Ed Matricardi.
Matricardi is now under indictment for illegally eavesdropping and recording the call.
Daniel won't say if she gave the access code to Matricardi.
But she did tell the Associated Press yesterday, quote "I look like the villain and I'm not."
Daniel has not been charged.
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[11Buried-Barrels]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC52:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The EPA hopes Roanoke City will take what officials are learning in a seminar this week and create an effective environmental management plan.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A handful of high ranking city officials yesterday joined dozens of other municipal leaders from around the Commonwealth for a three day seminar on managing the environment.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 1997;]

The class is one of four the city is required to host as part of its sentencing for burying barrels of hazardous waste at the Public Works Service Center. The EPA says the seminar should help Roanoke create a plan based on its specific needs.
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[SOT 17:52:03-17:52:23]
[IN Q=What's good for bedford...]

((MARTIN HARRELL/EPA: WHAT'S GOOD FOR BEDFORD ISN'T GONNA WORK IN NORFOLK SO WE PRESENT THEM WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES AND AWARENESS THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT APPROACHES AND, THEY HAVE TO GO BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND DECIDE WHAT WORKS BEST FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Harrell/Environmental Protection Agency;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=decide what works best for them.]
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[VO-NAT :06]

Roanoke's sentence also included 600-thousand dollars in fines and community service projects.
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[6-Canadians]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:48:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Each year, Virginia exports more than five billion dollars worth of goods to Canada, and Canadian tourists account for more than 400- thousand overnight visits here in the Old Dominion.
Despite increased security in the wake of September 11th, a representative of the Canadian Embassy says Canada is doing its best to maintain that strong relationship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Audrey Tomick (TOM-ick) is a counselor with the Canadian Embassy, responsible for transportation policy and border security.
Yesterday, she told members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, that while the U.S. and Canada have a common responsibility to protect their citizens, they must also insure that traffic and trade continue to flow across the border.
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[SOT 34:29]
[IN Q=I think that both governments]

((AUDREY TOMICK/CANADIAN EMBASSY: I THINK THAT BOTH GOVERNMENTS ARE COMMITTED TO INSURING THAT THE BORDER IS BOTH SECURE AND ECONOMICALLY VIABLE. AND THAT'S ON BOTH SIDES. AND I THINK THAT IF WE WORK IN THAT DIRECTION, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH THINGS THAT WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Audrey Tomick/Canadian Embassy]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=come up with things that work.]
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[VO-NAT]


Invited to Roanoke by the Kiwanis Club, Tomick was also planning to meet with officials of Norfolk Southern during her visit to western Virginia.
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[Space-Tourist]


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


The South African man who paid 20 million dollars to ride aboard a Russian rocket said he was a little nervous about his voyage into space.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baikonur, Kazakhstan;]


Mark Shuttleworth became the world's second space tourist today.
The Internet entrepreneur lifted off from Kazakhstan just before 2-30 this morning, bound for the international space station.
Shuttleworth spent months in training and learned to speak Russian.
He follows in the footsteps of the original space tourist, American millionaire Dennis Tito.
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[11Nail-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC03:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The woman who won a lawsuit against a local nail salon- will see some money- seven years after she had fake nails put on- and more than nine months after she won her lawsuit.
But just how much she'll receive is not being disclosed-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Carol Webb claimed the fake nails permanently ruined her real nails.
A jury awarded Webb 150 thousand dollars last year-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=nat sound.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Webb never saw that money.
A judge threw out the award saying it was excessive.
Webb said she did not want to go to court again-
This week she settled.
The usually talkative Webb did say she's happy the case is over-
Cong Le and Truyen Pham are the defendants in this case- -because they owned Top Nail when Carol Webb got her nails done.
They won't personally have to pay. The damage award is covered by insurance.
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[11Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC52:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Longwood College is changing its name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville]


Governor Mark Warner signed legislation yesterday designating the school as Longwood University.
Students and faculty celebrated the institution's new future on a day that also marked a devastating day in its 163-year history.
A year has passed since a fire broke out, destroying many of Longwood's historic buildings.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S REMARKABLE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IT'S REMARKABLE WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ON THIS CAMPUS IN THE LAST YEAR NOT ONLY IN THE REBUILDING PROCESS BUT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS UNIVERSITY.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=OF THIS UNIVERSITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Longwood officials say their new name is recognition of the school's comprehensive offering of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Reconstruction of the buildings lost in last year's fire begins this summer.
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[6-Pike]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC1:17:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Former Wythe County Sheriff Wayne Pike has been nominated to serve as Western Virginia's new U-S Marshal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape]

Pike served as sheriff for 18 years, having started out as a motorcycle officer. He spent a year and a half on the state parole board, returned to Wythe County to run for sheriff again in 1999 but lost.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

President Bush's nomination of Pike must still be confirmed by the Senate.

[2-Space-Tourist]


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


It's a 20- million- dollar ride and it's out of this world...
A South African man is taking his first trip into space.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baikonur, Kazakhstan;]


Mark Shuttleworth became the world's second space TOURIST today.
The Internet entrepreneur lifted off from Kazakhstan just before 2-30 this morning, bound for the international space station.
Shuttleworth spent months in training and learned to speak Russian. (------------) He follows in the footsteps of the original space tourist, American millionaire Dennis Tito.