[Middle-East]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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


Yasser Arafat says Israeli attacks on his West Bank compound will only strengthen the resolve of Palestinians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


Israeli tanks pulled out of Arafat's compound this morning, about six hours after their seige began.
It came in response to a bus attack Wednesday that killed 17 Israelis.
Israel says it holds Arafat's Palestinian Authority "directly responsible."
Israeli troops blew up three buildings in the compound.
One of Arafat's security guards was killed.
(------------)


[Utah-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A family in Utah is begging for the safe return of their daughter ... after she was kidnapped from her bedroom by a gunman.
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(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:33 - :37]
[IN Q=We love]

((EDWARD SMART/FATHER: WE LOVE YOU. WE WANT YOU TO COME SAFELY HOME TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Edward Smart/Father; QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=home to us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


Police say a man broke into the 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart's home Tuesday night, as her parents slept.
He warned the girl's younger sister he would hurt her if she told anyone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:26 - :31]
[IN Q=At this point]

(( "At this point, our impression is it's not random, we don't believe it was random."))
[SUPER=01-Rick Kinse/Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=it was random. DOUBLE OUT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police don't think Elizabeth knew her abductor ...
Her father says he can't think of any reason someone would want to take her.
Salt Lake City is offering a 10-thousand dollar reward.
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[11Missing-Teen]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC03:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A missing teenager from Chilhowie has been found safe and sound.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


16- year old Chesney Marie Williams disappeared Saturday.
[SUPER=03-Chilhowie/Monday]


Her family feared she'd been lured away by someone she met on the internet because her computer had been disassembled and its contents erased.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=None]


It turns out that she went to West Virginia to meet a 19 year old man she encountered on the web.
Police say she misled him about her age and when he found out she wasn't 18, he told her to go home and gave her some money.
Police believe she stayed in a motel a couple of nights before she was found on Tuesday.

[11Sluder]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-04]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Loria Sluder was a woman who loved life and would never commit suicide... And Roy Sluder did "not" appear to be the grieving husband after Loria allegedly committed suicide in 1995.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


That was the theme of yesterday's testimony in Roy Sluder's murder trial in Bedford.
Friends of the couple say they never would have thought Loria Sluder was suicidal.. and that Roy Sluder was acting strangely in the days and weeks after her death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:07:58 #2]
[IN Q=The only thing]

((JOE WILLIAMS/FRIEND OF SLUDERS: THE ONLY THING.. ...TELL ME WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Williams/Friend of Sluders;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=what really happened.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors theorize Roy Sluder killed his estranged wife after learning she'd been seeing someone else. He denies that.
The trial is expected to wrap up tomorrow.
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[11D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:00:01]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


As the National D-Day Memorial Foundation completes a difficult year, the organization faces a two- million dollar lawsuit filed by the builder.
Yesterday, the foundation's President said the board will consider a number of options to meet its obligations, but bankruptcy is NOT among them.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Since it opened to the public a year ago, the memorial has attracted more than 370- thousand visitors.
Officials have raised one point three million dollars, and earned 300- thousand more, but the organization is still five million dollars in debt.
Foundation President Bill McIntosh says board members are looking into a number of alternatives, including a loan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Alternate funding possibilities]

((BILL MCINTOSH/FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: ALTERNATE FUNDING POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEBT WE HAVE IN PLACE NOW, WAYS THAT WE CAN ACCOMODATE OUR CREDITORS AND AT THE SAME TIME CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK THAT WE NEED TO DO AS A NATIONAL MEMORIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/Foundation President;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=as a national memorial.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The board will meet later today, and attend a brief anniversary ceremony at the memorial, but McIntosh says he doesn't anticipate any major announcements following the meeting.
(------------)



[11Highways]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-12]
[GRAPHIC=none]


State transportation officials got an earful from the public.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

The Virginia Department of Transportation held one of two public hearings in Wytheville yesterday.
People are telling what they thing about V-DOT's six year-plan with projects totaling more than 7-million dollars. Those addressing the board talked about improvements to US-58 and safety on Interstate-81.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:00:04]
[IN Q=THERE WAS]

((STEVE CHAPIN/ROANOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; THERE WAS A 40 CAR ACCIDENT THAT HAD NOT ONLY BAD FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT BUT TIED UP THE INTERSTATE FOR HOURS AND THERE'S BEEN A NUMBER OF LIVES LOST ON INTERSTATE 81 THAT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Chapin/Roanoke Chamber of Commerce;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=OF YEARS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials say 179-road projects have been dropped because reduced revenue forced them to cut nearly 3-billion dollars from their budget. V-DOT's commissioner says they will consider public comments and see if any adjustments can be made to the plan. Its final approval is scheduled for the end of the month.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wal-Mart releases strong May sales numbers... Meanwhile, the news is not as good for Worldcom.
The company is getting out of the wireless resale business.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((A TWO TIME PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FINDS HIS COMPANY ACCUSED OF MANIPULATING CALIFORNIA'S ENERGY MARKET. SENATOR JOSEPH DUNN SAYS PEROT SYSTEMS, THE COMPUTER SERVICES COMPANY FOUNDED BY ROSS PEROT TOLD ENERGY TRADERS HOW TO USE LOOPHOLES TO ARTIFICALLY INFLATE ENERGY PRICES.

(GR)

PEROT CREATED THE SYSTEMS THAT OPERATE ELECTRICITY MARKETS IN CA. PEROT SYSTEMS DENIES THE ACCUSATIONS.. IT'S STOCK FELL AS MUCH AS 28 PERCENT BEFORE BEING HALTED.

(OC)

MARKET SENTIMENT SHIFTED YESTERDAY AND STOCKS MOVED HIGHER.

(GR)

A TRIPLE DIGIT GAIN FOR THE DOW, UP 109 POINTS.

(GR)

THE NASDAQ ADDED 17 POINTS.

(GR)

WALMART WAS A BIG WINNER ON NEWS THAT SALES AT STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR JUMPED MORE THAN 6 PERCENT, THANKS TO STRONG SALES OF GROCERIES AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

(GR)

ORACLE SURGED AFTER THE SOFTWARE COMPANY'S CEO LARRY ELLISON SAID EARNINGS AT LEAST MET FORECASTS.

(GR)

AND EBAY WARNED 2002 PROFITS AND REVENUE FOR THE INTERNET AUCTION SITE WILL BE SLIGHTLY BELOW ANALYST ESTIMATES.

(GR)

WORLDCOM WON'T SAY JUST HOW MANY JOBS IT PLANS TO CUT THIS YEAR. THERE WERE REPORTS THAT AS MANY AS 16-THOUSAND JOBS COULD BE ELIMINATED. BUT AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, THE CASH STRAPPED PHONE COMPANY SAID IT WILL EXIT THE WIRELESS RESALE BUSINESS.

(GR)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MARKETWATCH.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ

(OC)

I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[5-Child-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-05 27:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A recent study from Prevent Child Abuse Virginia found that nearly 9-thousand children were abused in the state over the course of a year.
31 of those children eventually died from injuries related to abuse and neglect. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, Lewis Gale Medical Center has forensic nurses who are trained to spot abuse and gather evidence to convict the abuser.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It give you an idea]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :08]
[SUPER=01-Candi Reed/Forensic Nurse; :16]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']

((
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 15:23]
[IN Q=It gives you an idea]
((NAT SOT: IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW WIDE THE BITE MARK IS SOMETIMES YOU CAN MAKE OUT EACH TOOTH))

[RUNS04]
[OUT Q=out each tooth]


From bite marks and bruises to cigarette burns, forensic Nurse Candi Reed has seen realities of child abuse in the Roanoke Valley, working in the E-R at Lewis Gale Medical Center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:36]
[IN Q=We've seen an increase]

((WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN BROUGHT IN FOR ALLEGED ABUSE OR NEGLECT, PROBABLY MORE SEXUAL ABUSE THAN PHYSICAL ABUSE UNFORTUNATELY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=unfortunately]


She says while there are more tools now available to prove child abuse like magnified pictures and DNA evidence--many times children are brought in too late.
The window for collecting DNA evidence is 72 hours. But she says having those pictures and other evidence make a big difference in court.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:19]
[IN Q=We can measure a mark on a child's bottom]

((WE CAN MEASURE A MARK ON A CHILD'S BOTTOM THAT'S MAYBE THE IMPRESSION OF A BELT. WE TAKE THE EXACT MEASUREMENT OF THAT AND WE PHOTOGRAPH IT AND THEN THE POLICE CAN GO TO THE RESIDENCE AND COLLECT HE OBJECTS AND WE MEASURE AND MATCH IT))
[RUNS15]
[OUT Q=and match]


Reed says that's why its important to recognize the signs of child abuse right away.
Some of the signs include sudden changes in behavior or school performance, learning problems that can not be attributed to a physical or psychological cause. A child that is always watchful as though they're preparing for something bad to happen. Other signs include a child who is overly compliant or an overachiever. ))
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=none]


Reed says it's better to be safe than sorry.
Anyone who is concerned about a child who may be abused can report it.
(+++++++)

[Board FS]
You can call the statewide hotline for Social Services at 1-800-552-7096.
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[6-Domestic-violence]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC1:44:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Survivors of domestic violence have stitched together a plan to raise awareness...and they're asking Virginians to lend a hand.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The idea for a quilt was crafted by victims in order to raise the profile of a problem that affects thousands of Virginians.
The Domestic Quilt Project is soliciting two-foot-square panels from concerned residents.
The panels will eventually be assembled into one large quilt.
Organizers hope the piece will represent the patchwork of individuals who are affected by abuse.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our goal is to show]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: OUR GOAL IS TO SHOW EVERYBODY IN VIRGINIA THAT IT DOESN'T JUST OCCUR IN POOR NEIGHBORHOODS, IT OCCURS IN EVERY, ACROSS SOCIO-ECONOMIC BOUNDARIES IN VIRGINIA. IT'S OCCURRING IN RICH NEIGHBORHOODS, MIDDLE CLASS NEIGHBORHOODS AND POOR NEIGHBORHOODS.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=AND POOR NEIGHBORHOODS]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The quilt will be dedicated in October and displayed throughout Virginia.
(------------)
(Marya tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Infant-Death]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC49:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Court documents show it was a tip that led Montgomery County officials to further investigate the death of an infant last month. Officials say Toby Robert Harris died of a drug overdose when he was just six-days old.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]

A search warrant was issued for this trailer on Dark Run Road in Elliston. It's where the baby's mother Regina Harris lives. Court documents list abuse and neglect as cause and say a source who wanted to remain anonymous claims drugs were abused and sold at the house.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=None]

Toby Robert Harris died at the beginning of May. Police officially ruled the death a homicide when blood tests revealed drugs in the baby's system. Investigators say no arrests have been made.

[11Grandin]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC2:04:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Grandin Theater is getting a make-over .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A crew began removing the theater's 60-year-old chairs yesterday morning.
They'll be sent to the manufacturer to be refurbished.
When they return, they'll be wider with softer cushions.... but the seats will still have a 1940's look.
The Grandin Theater Foundation says they new chairs will enhance the movie going experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Everybody's interested]

((KATHY JOHNSTON/GRANDIN THEATER: EVERYBODY'S INTERESTED IN THIS PROJECT. PEOPLE HAVE STORIES TO TELL ABOUT WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG AND THE MOVIES THEY SAW. IT HAS JUST BEEN REALLY OVERWHELMING.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Johnston/Grandin Theater Foundation]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=overwhelming.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Instead of keeping all five screening rooms, one will house an expanded concession stand when the theater re-opens in early fall.
The ceiling beams will be repainted to match the theater's original style.
And cross lights are being put in place to light up the Grandin Gargoyles.
(------------)



[11PMI]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kar]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:24:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Beginning today.... the Stop-In on Elm Avenue will no longer sell malt liquor or fortified wine.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Thanks to the store's owner and The South East Action Forum... This Stop-In will pull malt liquor off its shelves.
They hope the move will solve some of the alcohol-related problems their neighborhood has experienced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-8:23]
[IN Q=we have found]

((JOHN NEWTOWN/PMI VICE-PRESIDENT - WE HAVE FOUND TO CAUSE OUR EMPLOYEES SOME PROBLEMS AS WELL AS OUR CUSTOMERS DUE TO SOME OF THOSE FOLKS COMING IN AND PURCHASING THOSE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN COMING IN INTOXICATED AND THESE SEEN TO BE THE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN CAUSING THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEMS THAT THEY'RE EXPERIENCING.))
[SUPER=01-John Newton/PMI Vice-President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=they they're experiencing]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The South East Action Forum presented John Newton with a plaque yesterday... expressing its gratitude. (------------)