[Bishops-Conference]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Nearly 400 current and retired Catholic bishops are gathered in Dallas to adopt a new policy for handling abuse claims.
As part of the meetings, church leaders are hearing the personal and emotional stories of abuse victims.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick/Washington, DC; :18]
[SUPER=01-Mark Serrano/Abuse Victim; :34]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Bevilacqua/Philadelphia;]
[SUPER=@Lawrence2; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Dallas.]

((
Hundreds of Catholic bishops begin historic meetings this morning in Dallas. They have two goals: to stop the crisis ..and regain credibility.

(CARDINAL THEODORE MCCARRICK/WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Don t lose confidence. You can trust us.
Abuse victims were once shunned for criticizing church leaders. But on Wednesday they met with bishops working on the national policy.

(MCCARRICK)

We see, and we hear, and we feel the sorrow in the church.
But victims say sorrow, and being sorry, is not enough this time.

(MARK SERRANO/ABUSE VICTIM)

Listening comes easy, talk is cheap, moral action is priceless.
The current charter allows a 2 strikes and you re out policy. But several victims told the bishops they should defrock all abusive priests past and present. And allow government access to disciplinary files.

(SERRANO)

Open the records. Allow scrutiny by prosecutors.
But some priests won t back that kind of audit.

(ANTHONY BEVILACQUA/PHILADELPHIA)

I would find it very difficult to entertain such a procedure.
The only way a bishop can be disciplined is for the Pope to fire him. And that s what some victims expect for those who cover up abuse.

(SERRANO)

If this policy has no language on disciplinary procedures for bishops, I don t think the Pope will act on it.
STANDUP:
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS DALLAS)

A KEY ISSUE HERE IS HOW FORGIVING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SHOULD BE. SHOULD A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY BE ADOPTED?. OR SHOULD ONE TIME ABUSERS BE ALLOWED TO STAY UNDER TIGHT RESTRICTIONS? THE BISHOPS HOPE TO HAVE AN ANSWER BY THIS WEEKEND. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, DALLAS. ))

[CO-Wildfires]


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


Thousands of acres are up in smoke, as wildfires continue raging across Colorado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glenwood Springs, CO;]


Fire crews began setting backfires yesterday in Glenwood Springs.
Firefighters are hoping the backfires will help eliminate the fuel for the blaze.
So far, the fire has burned over 11-thousand acres, and has destroyed 28 homes.
About 700 firefighters are working to fight the blaze that's now 25-percent contained.
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[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC1:38:08]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A murder in Lynchburg appears to be drug related.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the word from investigators trying to figure out who beat to death 28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior Tuesday night.
Brooks was found lying in the road in the 100 block of Jackson Street, bleeding from a head wound.
Police say there were several witnesses but no one has come forward yet.
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[SOT 9:35:50]
[IN Q=There were a]

((MIKE STALEY/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: THERE WERE A NUMBER OF FOLKS UP THERE IN THAT AREA AND AT THIS POINT WE'RE STILL TRACKING LEADS. AND WE'RE JUST ENCOURAGING FOLKS IN THE PUBLIC THERE, WE KNOW THAT THERE WAS A NUMBER OF FOLKS UP THERE AND WE NEED SOMEBODY TO STEP UP AND NAME SOME INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE PRESENT AT THE SCENE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Staley/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=present at the scene.]
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[VO-NAT]


Staley says it appears Brooks was killed during a drug deal gone bad.
The neighborhood has a reputation as an open-air drug market.
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[6-Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC55:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Radford Arsenal is putting safety first and shutting down operations in a portion of the plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Officials say work in the Nytroglycerin Premix production area will be suspended until an investigation of last Friday's blast there is completed. The decision means thirty to fifty employees from that department will be furloughed for the week. Officials say normal operations will resume when any necessary changes for safety are made. The rest of the plant is not affected.
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[11Aerial-Ballet]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC55:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Three local women are offering Spiderman a little competition. The trio is part of a Roanoke dance company that's taking dance to new heights. Teresa Hamilton shows us how.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Starts with nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Thompson/Roanoke Ballet Theatre Dancer; :13]
[SUPER=01-Shaleigh Cornerford/Roanoke Ballet Theatre Dancer; :43]
[SUPER=01-Jenefer Mansfield/Roanoke Ballet Executive Director; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Beth Deel/Roanoke Ballet Theatre Dancer; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS7, Roanoke.]
(( What you're witnessing here is called aerial ballet--- a form of dance that combines moves you definitely won't see

on a regular stage.
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[sot 11:45:50]

((LISA THOMPSON/DANCER: IT'S LIKE EXPLORING A DIFFERENT SPACE TO DANCE...YOU USE DIFFERENT MUSCLES YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT FOCUS IT'S LIKE A DIFFERENT DIMENSION.)) [runs13]
[outq = different dimenions.]
The women are part of the Roanoke Ballet Theatre and have been practicing these moves since February---

But they say fear was never a problem... because of the intense training and safety skills they've gained along the way from professional rock climbers.
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[sot 11:49:26]

((SHALEIGH CORNERFORD/DANCER: WE WERE ALL SO AWARE AND SO EXCITED THAT IT WAS NEVER THAT I THINK THAT TOOK PLACE IN OUR HEADS...YOU KNOW MORE THAN FEAR PROBABLY BUT I MEAN WE'VE ALL BEEN A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS.)) [runs10]
[out q= little bit nervous.]

The dancers are after all suspended here on the back side of the Center in the Square building in downtown Roanoke... dangling some 75 feet in the air.
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[sot 12:00:53]

((JENEFER MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET THEATRE EXEC./ARISTISTIC DIR.: WE HAD TO DEFINE A WHOLE NEW VOCABULARY OF MOVEMENTS, YOU COULDN'T SORT OF USE STOCK DANCE STEPS YOU HAD TO SEE WHAT POSSIBILITY WERE AND THEN CREATE NEW NAMES FOR THAT MOVEMENTS.)) [runs09]
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[sot]

((BETH DEEL/DANCER: IT'S HARD ON YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES, IT'S LIKE I THINK I'VE BEEN INTRODUCES TO MUSCLES... ALL AT ONE TIME.)) [runs13]
[out q= all at one time.]

The women will put their skills to the test Thursday evening... They'll be performing for a group of donors to Center in the Square. The public will have a chance to catch their act-- in August. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[11Reidsville-Hepatitis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Several thousand people may have been exposed to hepatitis last month at a fast-food restaurant just across the North Carolina border.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reidsville, NC]


Health officials say an employee at the Taco Bell on Freeway Drive in Reidsville has been diagnosed with the illness.
He may have passed the contagious disease to customers, but no other cases have been reported.
North Carolina health officials say anyone who bought food or an iced drink at the fast food restaurant between May 28 and May 30 should get a precautionary vaccine against the virus.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Diners at the restaurant prior to May 28th may also have been exposed, but shots are not available for those people because the vaccine is good only within 14 days of exposure.
Food served after May 30th was safe because the employee hasn't worked at the restaurant since then.

[5-Cancer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-03 17:30]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's health check,
Some local cancer patients are getting some help on how to look good and feel even better when cancer treatments have taken their toll. The program is called Look Good...Feel Better. It has been around for years and it helps women keep their spirits up during treatment.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=To look at Pam Gray]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 00]
[SUPER=07-Pam Gray;11]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Montgomery/"Look Good...Feel Better";34]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Flowers/American Cancer Society;1:02]
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[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
To look at Pam Gray you wouldn't know she's battling cancer. She hasn't let losing her hair and other side effects of cancer treatments keep her from trying to look her best.
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[SOT4:06:13]
[IN Q=You've got to put your make-up]

((YOU'VE GOT TO PUT YOUR MAKEUP... POSITIVE ATTITUDE GOING)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=positive attitude going]


She's one of several women who came out for the "Look Good Feel Better" program at the Carilion Health Education Center.
All of these women are undergoing cancer treatment.
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[IN Q=So do to this they're having]

((JOYCE MONTGOMERY:SO DO TO THIS THEY'RE HAVING.... SOME TIPS OR SUGGESTIONS)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=tips or suggestions]


The women learn a variety of techniques, from how to make it look like you have eyelashes to covering skin discolorations.
All things to help them feel better about they way the look.
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[SOT3:51:14]
[IN Q=The doctors found that]

((THE DOCTORS FOUND .... LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER PROGRAM)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=look good feel better program]


And for the women it's also chance to bond and touch each other lives.
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[SOT4:08:09]
[IN Q=I have this big need to help]

((I HAVE THIS BIG NEED TO HELP EVERYBODY...IT'S BEEN A GOOD EXPERIENCE)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=a good experience]))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE FS Phone Number] The program Look Good...Feel Better is free. For more information or to sign up you can call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-393-0857.

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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Wilkins]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=502-05 31:37]
[GRAPHIC=Vance Wilkins]


House of Delegates Speaker Vance Wilkins says he'll give ``due consideration'' to advice from Virginia's Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor to step down because of allegations of sexual harassment.
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[VO-NAT :]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Wilkins is under fire for settling a sexual harassment suit with a 26-year-old Amherst woman.
House Republicans met Monday night to discuss the fate of the Speaker.
Delegates left the meeting unsatisfied with Wilkins' response to the allegations.
They agreed to postpone a final decision on Wilkins' political future until next week.
Fellow Republican Jerry Kilgore, whose brother Terry attended the caucus meeting, said Wilkins should resign immediately.
Kilgore says that the Speaker's moral authority to lead has been undermined.
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[SOT 14:10:43]
[IN Q=THE CONFIRMATION BY THE SPEAKER]
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
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[OUT Q=CONTINUE AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilkins says he's been getting ``all kinds of advice.'' He also rejects any suggestion that he's strong-arming his colleagues in the General Assembly.
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[6-Grundy-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC21:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The man accused of killing three people at a Southwest Virginia law school claims there's a government plot against him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/File Tape;]

43-year-old shooting suspect Peter Odighizuwa made the statement in a letter to the judge on his case. Odighizuwa is refusing to talk with his attorneys and his court appointed psychiatrist. His lawyer Jimmy Turk says his client is unstable and mentally ill. A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled in Grundy next week. Turk says it will now be used to appoint another expert for mental evaluation. Odighizuwa faces three capital murder charges for a shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law on January 16th.
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[11Loan-scam]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC1:15:54]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A scam originating in Canada is causing problems for people here in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Toni Reynolds of Roanoke is one of the victims..
Reynolds saw a newspaper ad from a company calling itself the "Vista and Parks Financial Group."
It claimed to offer loans regardless of the customers' credit rating..
Reynolds sent the company a 500 dollar deposit, but now she can't get in contact with the company and no one will return her phone calls.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=13:00]

((TONI REYNOLDS/SCAM VICTIM: THAT TAKES AWAY NOT ONLY FROM ME BUT IT TAKES AWAY FROM MY FAMILY, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING... SO THAT'S THE ONLY THING I FEEL RIGHT NOW IS ANGER ... JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THAT CONSUMERS ARE EDUCATED TO NOT FALL FOR THESE THINGS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY LITTLE OPERATIONS THAT THEY CAN'T ALL BE SHUT DOWN))
[SUPER=01-Toni Reynolds/Scam Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau; :08]
[RUNS=19 ]
[OUT Q= "can't all be shut down"]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


U-S and Canadian authorities announced a plan aimed at shutting down cross-border scam operations earlier this week.

[11Meade]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A nurse in the county jail in Tazewell has admitted to fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs. 43-year old Kim Meade got the drugs- -including OxyContin- -by using inmates' names. The U-S Attorney says "the inmates did not receive the drugs." The sheriff fired Meade immediately. She'll be sentenced in August.

[11Queen-Jubilee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kar]
[TAPE#=502-10 TC09:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A student from Roanoke College traveled to England in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee.
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[VO-NAT]


Andy (Mo-zur) Moser has been interested in the royal family since he's been seven.
[SUPER=03-London, England]


Now, at 19, Andy has experienced the festivities surrounding The Queen's 50th year on the throne.
He saw the Queen herself, along with Princes William and Harry ....and attended events during the Queen's four day celebration.
His favorite event, was the concert... at which Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and others performed.
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[SOT-1:45:15]
[IN Q=they had the]

((ANDY MOSER - THEY HAD THE POP CONCERT, WHICH PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS AT AND ELTON JOHN.....SO THEY BELIEVE THERE WAS ABOUT ONE MILLION PEOPLE AT THAT ONE CONCERT.))
[SUPER=07-Andy Moser]
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[OUT Q=that one concert]
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[VO-NAT]


As a History major... Andy says the experience will come in handy when he teaches at a collegiate level someday.

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[6-VA-Bioterrorism]


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


Virginia's Department of Health plans to hire 35 epidemiologists to help prepare the state to fight bioterrorism.
The department says it will start interviewing candidates for each of the state's 35 health districts today.
Their salaries will come from 22-million dollars given to the state from the federal government.

[6-New-Bluegrass]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=THURS-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC 1:25:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This week brings two new bluegrass recordings from musicians in western Virginia.
One is from a bluegrass legend who is enjoying unprecedented popularity, and the other from a local band with its first national release.
Joe Dashiell has the story...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ralph Stanley]
[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants; :12]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :36]
[SUPER=01-Gary Farris/"Nothin' Fancy"; :54]
[SUPER=01-Mitchell Davis/"Nothin' Fancy"; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Rockbridge County]


((Ralph Stanley has recorded almost 200 albums since he started performing with his brother Carter in the coalfields of southwest Virginia in 1946, but he's never been bigger. [NAT SOUND FROM TV APPEARANCE]
Since the unprecedented success of the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack, Stanley has enjoyed the national spotlight beyond bluegrass... and this week his collaboration with "O Brother" producer T-Bone Burnett arrived in stores...
Members of the band, Nothin Fancy haven't arrived yet, but they're well on their way. [NAT SOUND]
On Tuesday, the group celebrated the release of "Once Upon a Road, " with a concert outside Crossroads CDs and Tapes in Rockbridge County.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It means a lot to me]

((GARY FARRIS: IT MEANS A LOT TO ME. IT'S SOMETHING I'VE DREAMED ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME, BUT NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE ON THE BRINK OF SOMETHING BIG? I HOPE SO, I HOPE SO.)) ((MITCHELL DAVIS: WE'VE STUCKTOGETHER AND THAT'S WHAT A LOT OF BANDS DON'T DO IS HANG TOGETHER, OR MKAE A LOT OF CHANGES. AND IT TAKES A FEW YEARS TO GEL, AND WE GET ALONG WELL AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
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[OUT Q=and have a good time.*]


This weekend, five talented musicians take their tight harmonies to Nashville for performances at Fan Fair and the Ryman Auditorium. [NAT SOUND]
With a national release on Pinecastle Records, they're hoping that Nothin' Fancy will give them plenty to sing about on the national stage. [MORE NAT SOUND]
Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockbridge County))