[VOB-Pipeline]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC 53:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina got a thumbs down from residents in Henry County.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public hearing at Bassett High school. Dominion wants to build the pipeline from West Virginia-- through seven Virginia counties before entering North Carolina. Dominion says the pipeline is needed.... but some residents argued it would be detrimental to small communities such as Sandy Level.
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[SOT 09:32:03 01:01:11]
[IN Q=Henry County]
[SUPER=01-Joe Keen/Pipeline Opponent; :00]
[super=01-Bob Fulton/Dominion Spokesperson; :15]

((HENRY COUNTY IS REALLY IS NOT GETTING ANYTHING OUT OF THIS PIPELINE GOING ACROSS US AND I THAT THE THOUGHT THAT EMINENT DOMAIN WILL ALLOW SOME COMPANY TO COME ON ALONG AND ACTUALLY TAKE OVER OUR PROPERTY AND FORCE THEMSELVES UPON US.))
((BOB FULTON/DOMINION SPOKESPERSON: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE A PART OF THE PROCESS FOR THEM TO KNOW THAT WE'LL BE GOOD CORPORATE NEIGHBORS BRINGING THE GREENBRIER PROJECT INTO THIS AREA AND IT WILL BE A BENEFIT NOT ONLY FOR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND OTHERS ALONG THE PIPELINE WHO'LL HAVE ACCESS TO NATURAL GAS.))
[RUNS=32]
[OUT Q=to natural gas.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dominion is currently in what's referred to as the prefiling process.... It plans to submit an official certificate of need with federal officials next month.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

Another public hearing will be held tonight in Riner.








[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC 29:28]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident in Franklin County sent three men to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


State troopers say this Jeep Cherokee was headed west on Route 834 when it ran off the left side of the road, hit a utility pole and flipped.
The accident happened around ten o-clock last night.
Three men in the Jeep were taken by ambulance to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on their conditions or identities at this time.
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[Bush-Bill]


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


In national news--
President Bush is expected to sign a bio- terror defense bill today, as well as meet with his new homeland defense advisory council.
A Rose Garden ceremony is planned for the Bioterrorism Response Act.
It sets aside four-and-a-half BILLION dollars for stockpiling vaccines, improving food inspections, and boosting security for water systems.


[Dirty-Bomber]


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


Instead of punishing him, U-S officials say the government wants to question the American man accused of plotting to launch a dirty bomb attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;]


Jose Padilla is being held in a Navy brig in South Carolina.
His attorney says Padilla's rights are being violated, since he still has not been charged.
But Attorney General John Ashcroft says Padilla is being held legally, and the fight against terrorism is a fight for human rights.
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[6-Arrington]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC1:55:55]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


There is new legal trouble for a Bedford County woman found guilty of D-U-I murder in court yesterday.
Viki Lynn Arrington is facing up to 46 years in prison... now the husband of the woman she killed is suing her for millions of dollars in damages.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was an]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./September 28; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Carter/Eyewitness; :17]
[SUPER=01-David Scruggs/Eyewitness; :27]
[SUPER=01-Viki Arrington/Defendant; :42]
[SUPER=01-Ron Minton/Victim's Husband; :57]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]

(( It was an accident dozens of people knew was going to happen but were powerless to stop it.
Motorists watched in horror last September 28th as 39-year-old Viki Lynn Arrington.. who had a blood alcohol level of at least point-3-7.. drove the wrong way on Route 460 for more than three miles.
[SOT 18:15:46]

((GARY CARTER/EYEWITNESS: I SAW TRACTOR TRAILERS PULLING OVER AND SWERVING AND CARS ACTUALLY SPINNING AROUND ONCE OR TWICE AND OBVIOUSLY PULLING OVER COMPLETELY OUT OF THE WAY.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=of the way.]
[SOT 18:23:24]

((DAVID SCRUGGS/EYEWITNESS: IT WAS OBVIOUS SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.. SOMETHING BAD.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=something bad.]


It did.. Arrington's vehicle struck a motorcycle driven by Carol Minton head on.. Minton died the next day from massive head injuries.
Arrington begged for forgiveness in court Tuesday.
[SOT 18:36:56]

((VIKI ARRINGTON/DEFENDANT: IF I COULD GIVE MY HEART.. ..REST OF MY LIFE.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=of my life.]
[SOT 18:39:25]

((RON MINTON/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: AND ALL I SEE IS A WOMAN.. ...PUT A STOP TO DRUNK DRIVING.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=to drunk driving.]

[Standup ] ((Viki Lynn Arrington faces up to 46 years in prison when she's sentenced in September, but she also is now the target of a civil lawsuit. Ron Minton is suing Arrington on behalf of his wife's estate for more than three million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.] ))



[11Strike-Force]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC1:49:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Help is on the way to unemployed workers hit hard in Smyth County...
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Marion;]

Yesterday, Governor Warner helped kick off the opening of an economic relief center in Marion. The office provides help with resumes, job hunting and the application process. Three other centers are in Martinsville, Clarksville, and South Boston. Warner describes the locations as one stop shopping... with private and public services.
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[SOT 54:01:18]
[IN Q=WHAT ]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHAT WE FOUND IN THE PAST WAS THAT YOU KNOW PEOPLE WERE CONFUSED YOU'VE BEEN LAID OFF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TOP TURN HERE YOU CAN COME AND FIND ALL OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT ENABLE YOU TO GET BACK ON YOUR FEET AND GET OUT BACK INTO THE JOB MARKET.))
[SUPER=@markWarner;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=JOB MARKET.]
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[VO-NAT]

After only being open a day and a half - officials say they've already placed five people in new jobs. Governor Warner says these economic relief centers are placed in communities that over a six-month period have doubled their unemployment numbers.
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[11Kentucky-derby]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A high-tech sock knitting operation in Hillsville is expanding and bringing more jobs.
Kentucky Derby Hosiery already employs 242 people in Carroll County.
The company will add 72 workers by the time the multi-million dollar project is complete.
Hillsville beat out sites in North Carolina and Kentucky.

[11Koyo-Steering]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC1:14:04]
[GRAPHIC=New jobs]


In business news, new jobs are coming to Botetourt County. Koyo (COY-yo) Steering is gearing up to hire more than 400 people over then next four years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The company has 86 employees right now.
Sales are climbing and so is the number of workers.
Koyo makes bearings and steering systems for auto makers like Saturn.
The Botetourt facility is one of 12 plants around the world.
The company opened its first American plant in 1958.
State Officials are hopeful Koyo will bring other plants to Botetourt.
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[Marketwatch]


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



Stocks ended sharply lower yesterday after an early session rally had the major market averages higher across the board.
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=1:00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[CO-Wildfires]


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


Near Denver, Colorado, thousands of people are on stand-by to evacuate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


The biggest wildfire in the state's 126- year history has already led hundreds of other people to leave their homes.
So far, 21- homes have been destroyed.
Late last night, the blaze stretched for 15 miles along the foothills of the Rockies.
This is just one of several fires now burning in Colorado.
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[11Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC53:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An unscheduled stop in Roanoke -- for a Navy pilot..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A mid-air collision with a large bird caused minor damage to this E-A-6 "Intruder," so the pilot decided to land at Roanoke Regional Airport.
The plane's based in Washington.
The Pilot told News-7 he was never in any danger -- but landed here as a precaution.
After some repairs the jet's expected to fly back home later today.
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[5-Water-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-07 42:49]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's health check,
Water therapy is the wave of the future in physical therapy.
It's the reason Lewis-Gale Medical Center has teamed up with the Salem Y-M-C-A to offer this option to its patients.


As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out even the weakest of patients can try this form of therapy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Melvin Nowlin]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Melvin Nowlin; :10]
[SUPER=01-Glen Wheeler/Physical Therapist; :34]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
Melvin Nowlin says water therapy did for him what weeks of physical therapy at the hospital could not.
He finally has more movement and strength in his injured shoulder.
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[SOT22:33:47]
[IN Q=In my case it made a tremendous amount]

((MELVIN NOWLIN: IN MY CASE IT MADE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DIFFERENCE. I TOLD THE THERAPIST THAT AFTER THE 1ST DAY IT JUST FELT MUCH BETTER. IT JUST FELT STRONGER)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=it just felt stronger]


For some patients the water can provide a better environment for physical therapy.
The water offers constant resistance and reduces swelling in the body, which makes moving easier.
It is also less painful.
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[SOT22:37:15]
[IN Q=When we get into the pool we all have]

((WHEN WE GET INTO THE POOL WE ALL HAVE A TENDENCY TO FLOAT THAT BUOYANCY HELPS TO REDUCE THE AFFECTS OF GRAVITY AND TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF OF PAINFUL JOINTS AND MUSCLES AND IT ALLOWS FOR THEM TO MOVE MORE FREELY THROUGH THE WATER)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=freely through the water]


Water therapy can improve balance, strength and range of motion.
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[SOT22:35:59]
[IN Q=There are many different patients]

((THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT PATIENT THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM WATER PHYSICAL THERAPY. ALL YOUR YOUR PATIENTS THAT HAVE JOINT PAIN, MUSCLE PAIN, PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC FATIGUE, CHRONIC PAIN, OR FIBROMYALGIA)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=or fibromyaligia]


And for some patients like Nowlin its provides quicker results.
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[SOT22:32:43]
[IN Q=It actually just feels good]

((IT ACTUALLY JUST FEELS GOOD THERE IS NO PAIN OR NOTHING THERE IS JUST GOOD RESISTANCE. IT'S JUST A GOOD FEELING)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=a good feeling]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


People with severe heart and lung conditions should not participate in a water therapy programs.
All patients should consult their physician.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Wilkins]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Vance Wilkins]


A Republican lawmaker from Halifax says he knows more women who plan to come forward with claims that House speaker Vance Wilkins sexually harassed them.
In published reports, first- year delegate Clarke Hogan says the women's stories are credible, and adds that he can't continue to support Wilkins as speaker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Hogan's comments came one day after Wilkins met privately with the Republican caucus in Richmond.
They're scheduled to meet again next week.
Until then, the House speaker will remain in power.
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[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC1:44:19]
[GRAPHIC=Vance Wilkins]


Governor Mark Warner says House Speaker Vance Wilkins should tell his side of the story to the entire Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Governor Warner was in Botetourt County yesterday morning for an economic development announcement when he said Virginian's deserve to know.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Clearly the allagations]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: CLEARLY THE ALLEGATIONS ARE VERY SERIOUS AN I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT UPON THE SPEAKER THAT HE MAKE THE SAME KIND OF FULL DISCLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AS HE DID TO THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS LAST NIGHT. I ASSUME IN THE COMING DAYS THAT HE'LL MAKE.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=he'll make.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner says he'll continue to focus on what Virginians hired him to do -- that is building a strong economy.
He's hoping Wilkins' situation won't deter other lawmakers from doing the same for long.
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[6-Ealy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:25:55]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A federal jury in Abingdon hasdecided NOT to impose a death sentence for Stephen Samuel Ealy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell/1991]

He was convicted by the same jury last week of killing seven people in Tazewell County... in a case dating back to 1989.
Ealy had been acquitted in STATE Court, but will now serve LIFE in prison.
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[6-County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC1:49:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors will get a pay raise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A public hearing on the proposed raise was held yesterday afternoon, but no one signed up to speak for or against the increase.
After that the board voted to increase its yearly salary by 329-dollars.
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[SOT 01:00:59]
[IN Q=In 1972]

((RICHARD FLORA/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; IN 1972 WHEN I WENT ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BEFORE OUR SALARY WAS 3000 DOLLARS A YEAR. I DON'T THINK THE SUPERVISORS' PAY HAS KEPT UP WITH THE RATE OF INFLATION SINCE 1972.))
[SUPER=@Flora]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=inflation since 1972.]
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[VO-NAT]

The raise will bring each supervisor's yearly salary up to about 13-thousand-500 dollars.
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[11Koyo-Steering]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC1:14:04]
[GRAPHIC=New jobs]


In business news, new jobs are coming to Botetourt County. Koyo (COY-yo) Steering is gearing up to hire more than 400 people over then next four years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The company has 86 employees right now.
Sales are climbing and so is the number of workers.
Koyo makes bearings and steering systems for auto makers like Saturn.
The Botetourt facility is one of 12 plants around the world.
The company opened its first American plant in 1958.
State Officials are hopeful Koyo will bring other plants to Botetourt.
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[11Infant-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=502-05 TC31:07]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A felony murder charge for an Elliston woman whose infant child died of a drug overdose.
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday, authorities arrested Regina Harris for the death of her six-day old son Toby Harris. Officials say the boy died early last month from a drug overdose. Blood tests revealed methadone and another opiate in his system.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Regina Harris also faces three drug possession charges, felony abuse of a child and distribution of a controlled substance to a minor.

[11Arrington]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC1:55:55]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


The husband of a woman killed by a drunk driver last fall is now suing that driver for more than three million dollars in damages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Yesterday, 39-year-old Viki Lynn Arrington pleaded guilty to second degree murder while driving under the influence last September 28th.
Arrington was driving the wrong way on Route 460 in Bedford County when she struck and killed motorcyclist Carol Minton.
Minton's husband says he's determined to see justice served.
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[SOT 18:42:13]
[IN Q=Her plea is]

((RON MINTON/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: HER PLEA IS.. ...ASK THE COMMUNITY TO NOT LET THAT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Minton/Victim's Husband]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=not let that happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Arrington faces up to 46 years in prison when she's sentenced in September.
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[6-Hawes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Craig County man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for bank robbery. Richard Donald Hawes actually held up three financial institutions in less than two weeks last Fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 2]

The Virginia Tech Credit Union was the last one. He got only 500 dollars there... but made off with a total of 17-thousand dollars in the course of the three hold ups. Hawes was arrested at a motel in Roanoke the night of the Credit Union robbery . The judge ordered Hawes to undergo psychiatric testing and drug abuse counseling. (------------)