Authorities in Jerusalem now say five Americans were among the seven victims of yesterday's bombing at Hebrew University.
President Bush is among those condemning the attack.
He's renewed a promise to fight terror.
The bomb went off inside a bag at the university's busy cafeteria.
It's a place where Israelis and Arabs are often together.
Arabs are among the more than 80 people who were wounded.
The militant group Hamas (hah-MAHS') claims responsibility,
saying the attack was retaliation for an Israeli airstrike last
week that killed 15 Palestinians.
Two massive wildfires are still burning out of control in Southern Oregon and are threatening to merge.
[SUPER=03-Near Selma, OR;]
About 17- thousand residents are standing by to evacuate, while firefighters dig lines they hope will stop a 30- mile wall of flames.
Two homes have been destroyed so far.
Fire officials say they think a saw used by construction workers started the blaze.
Giles County officials will meet tonight to add up the cost of flood damage....
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last Week;]
County Administrator John Talbott says the figures could be as high as 3-million dollars.
Emergency personnel and public service officials will attend the meeting to submit their estimates.
Flash flooding hit the area hard and fast in the early morning hours last Friday.... bringing more than five inches of rain.
About 300 homes and businesses were damaged.
To add to the troubles- a water main broke and residents were asked to conserve.
The three-year drought is leaving farmers in our area with few options but to pray for LOTS of rain...
Even Virginia's most powerful man said his hands were tied as he toured Bill Poage's parched cornfield yesterday.
Governor Warner said he CAN ask the federal government to hurry up with disaster aid...
He's also working on a state water policy and thinking about statewide water restrictions ... but there's no legislation that will help farmers out of the drought.
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[SOT 9:15:33 - :38]
((WARNER: THERE IS A MUCH HIGHER POWER WE NEED TO APPEAL TO... MUCH HIGHER THAN THE GOVERNOR.))
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[SOT 9:24:37 - :46]
((BILL POAGE/FARMER: IT'S RIGHT DEVASTATING RIGHT NOW. IT'S BEEN TO THE POINT WERE GOING TO BE BUYING FEED ...TERRIFIC AMOUNT..))
[SUPER=01-Bill Poage/Farmer; :07]
[OUT Q=terrific amount.]
Bill Poage has run a dairy and vegetable farm for 50 years.
This is the first time he's had to buy feed to get his cows through the winter... at a cost of 40-thousand dollars.
To help, Warner cut weight restrictions for trucks carrying hay... making it easier and cheaper for farmers who can't grow their own.
A Lynchburg teenager is still in critical condition after being shot in the head.
It happened around 10:30 Tuesday night in the 900 block of Fifth Street.
Police officers were in the area when they heard several gun shots being fired.
That's when they discovered a 16-year-old boy lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his head.
He was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The new U-S Marshal for Western Virginia says he'll be more than an administrator. He wants to spend time in the field with his deputies.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape]
After nearly two decades as Sheriff of Wythe County, Wayne Pike doesn't intend to change his style... as a hands-on leader.
On his first full day on the job, Pike is looking forward to working with his staff of deputies.
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[IN Q=If they have]
((WAYNE PIKE/US MARSHAL: IF THEY HAVE A TAC-TEAM OPERATION, I'LL BE THERE. AND I'LL DO MY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES LIKE I DID AS SHERIFF. I'LL BE OUT AT NIGHT WORKING WITH THE GUYS. I THINK IF YOU DON'T HAVE CONTACT WITH THE GUYS WHO ARE OUT DOING THE WORK, YOU LOSE FOCUS ON WHAT'S GOING ON. AND I THINK THEY RESPECT YOU MORE IF YOU DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/U. S. Marshal]
[OUT Q=more if you do that.]
U-S Marshals track down fugitives, transport prisoners and provide courthouse security.
A local radio personality is heading to Nashville.
Slam Duncan is leaving Roanoke to work for W-S-I-X which is Nashville's top rated country music station.
His final broadcast on J -93 point 5 is tomorrow afternoon from 3 until 7.
In business news, A last-minute burst of buying lifted stocks to a mixed finish yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((INVESTORS KICK OFF THE MONTH OF AUGUST WITH HOPES THAT THE BEARS HAVE GONE
INVESTORS SHOOK OFF SOME BAD NEWS REGARDING THE ECONOMY TO END THE FINAL
TRADING DAY OF JULY ON A MIXED NOTE...
THE DOW ERASED AN EARLIER DEFICIT TO FINISH 56 POINTS HIGHER..
CLOSE BUT NOT CIGAR FOR THE NASDAQ, IT SLIPPED 16.
ALL AND ALL, JULY WAS A DOWN MONTH FOR WALL STREET..
THE DOW FELL 5.5 PERCENT.. IT'S FOURTH STRAIGHT LOSING MONTH.. THAT HASN'T
HAPPENED SINCE 1982.THE SP DOWN LOST ABOUT 8 PERCENT AND THE NASDAQ WAS HIT
HARDEST, DOWN OVER 9 PERCENT FOR THE MONTH.
JULY STARTED OUT ON A DISMAL NOTE FOR INVESTORS BUT ENDED WITH TALK OF A
MARKET TURNAROUND AS STOCKS BEGAN TO BUILD A BASE FOR WHAT INVESTORS HOPE IS
A SUSTAINABLE MARKET RECOVERY.
GENERAL ELECTRIC'S TOP BRASS FILED SWORN STATEMENTS AFFIRMING FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC. G-E WILL ALSO BEGIN EXPENSING ITS STOCK
AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, PRICELINE.COM, THE NAME YOUR PRICE WEBSITE REPORTED
PROFITS OF 3-CENTS A SHARE.. RIGHT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATS.. PRICELINE SEES
SALES FOR AUGUST ON PAR OR SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN JULY SALES FIGURES. THE STOCK
DID RALLY ABOUT 10 PERCENT IN AFTER HOURS TRADING.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ
I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Six months after the Olympics scandal broke, federal prosecutors now say two competitions on the ice were rigged by the Russian mob.
A U-S attorney says alleged Russian mobster (Al-im-zan) (Toke- tah- koon- ahv) Alimzhan Tohktakhounov made a Russian couple champions in pairs ice skating-- and got a French couple gold in ice dancing.
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[IN Q=He arranged ]
((JAMES COMEY/U. S. ATTORNEY: HE ARRANGED A CLASSIC QUID PRO QUO: YOU'LL LINE UP SUPPORT FOR THE RUSSIAN PAIR.. WE'LL LINE UP SUPPORT FOR THE FRENCH PAIR.. AND EVERYONE WILL GO AWAY WITH THE GOLD. AND PERHAPS THERE WILL BE A LITTLE GOLD FOR ME.. THE RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME FIGURE. ))
[SUPER=01-James Comey/U. S. Attorney;]
[OUT Q=crime figure.]
(Toke- tah- koon- ahv) Tohktakhounov is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery related to sporting contests.
He faces up to five years in prison and a 250- thousand dollar fine on each count.
They've been entertaining the Roanoke Valley for a decade now--
But these performers never utter a word.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, music was the highlight of this show.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=07-Stephen Howard; :21]
[SUPER=07-Zuri Pryor-Graves; :40]
[SUPER=07-T. J. Elmore; 1:02 quick]
[SUPER=07-Zach Webber; 1:12 QUICK]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Salem.]
[IN Q= NAT SOUND]
((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
[OUT Q= NAT SOUND]
This is the tenth year the Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia have entertained thousands in the Roanoke Valley-- with their upbeat music and energetic style.
[INQ= NAT SOUND]
[OUT Q= NAT SOUND]
[in q= the music ]
THE MUSIC IT'S JUST SO DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING, IT'S SO INSPIRING AND IT JUST GRABS YOU FROM THE MOMENT THEY START TO THE LAST MOMENT THEY STOP YOU'RE STILL HANGING ON AND YOU WANT MORE.. IT'S SO GREAT TO SIT THERE AND WATCH IT. ))
[out q= and you want more.]
A crowd of more than four thousand was on hand at Salem Stadium to catch this year's performance... which featured five different drum and bugle corps from across the country.
((ZURI PRYOR-GRAVES: THE BEAT OF IT, IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN LISTEN TO AND GET PUMPED TO AND YOU CAN JUST KEEP LISTENING TO IT AND IT WON'T GET ON YOUR NERVES IT'S LIKE SOMETHING THAT'S ALWAYS NEW, NO ONE USUALLY COPIES EACH OTHER. ))
[out q= each other.]
The corps members are a blend of high school and college age students--
And, for many in the audience it was exciting to see their level of skill.
[IN Q= OUR BAND]
(( TJ ELMORE: OUR BAND HAS ONLY GOT LIKE 50 PEOPLE SO I GUESS IT'S A CHANCE TO SEE A BAND WITH LIKE A HUNDRED MEMBERS.. . WITH SO MUCH POWER AND FORCE BEHIND THEIR DRUMS AND THEY'RE SO TALENTED.))
[OUT Q= SO TALENTED.]
[IN Q= I ENJOY]
((ZACH WEBBER: I ENJOY THE DRUMS.....AND THE PERFECTION AND ALL THEIR PRACTICE... IT'S A REALLY GOOD SHOW.))
[OUT Q= GOOD SHOW.]
A sentiment echoed by the thousands on hand last night.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Salem.))[11Ford-Convention]
If you drive by a Roanoke hotel this week, you may wonder if the clock hasn't turned back almost 50 years.
The "Crown Victoria Association" is holding its annual convention at the Wyndham Hotel.
Members are devoted to a limited line of cars .. Fords made between 1954 and 56.
You are invited to visit the Wyndham, see the cars, and meet the owners.
They'll be here through Friday .. but most outdoor activity will occur during daytime hours.
The Wyndham is just off I-581 in Roanoke .. at the Hershberger Road West exit.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Farmers in our area are feeling some drastic effects of a three-year drought...
And yesterday Governor Warner visited with one of them.
He surveyed the parched cornfields at Bill Poage's farm in Roanoke County.
Poage says this is the first time in 50 years of farming that he's had to buy feed to get his cows through the winter.
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[SOT 9:14:26 - :46]
[IN Q=I'm seeing]
((GOVERNOR WARNER: I'M SEEING THIS KIND OF DEVASTATION ALL OVER AND IT NOT ONLY HURTS THIS FAMILY, BUT IT HURTS THE PEOPLE HE BUYS FROM AND HE SELLS TO AND WE'LL ALL FEEL IT IN HIGHER FOODSTUFF PRICES. ))
[OUT Q=foodstuff prices.]
Warner cut the weight restrictions for trucks carrying hay ... to make it easier and cheaper for farmers who can not grow their own.
AND he's asking the federal government to hurry up in delivering disaster aid to the 23 worst drought-stricken counties.
A growing number of Virginia manufacturers and trucking firms are lining up to oppose tolls on Interstate 81.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is now considering a proposal that would impose tolls on trucks to pay for the construction of additional lanes.
But opponents say the plan could compromise safety, create major traffic problems in other areas and put an unfair burden on trucking firms and their customers.
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[IN Q=First of all we think that]
((DALE BENNETT: FIRST OF ALL WE THINK THAT THERE ARE CONCERNS AND HARMFUL IMPACTS OF THE STAR SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL THAT PEOPLE NEED TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT BEFORE THEY DECIDE THAT'S THE PLAN THEY WANT TO SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Bennett/Virginia Trucking Association;]
[OUT Q=want to support.]
Dale Bennett spoke to the Roanoke Kiwanis Club yesterday afternoon.
He is the co-chairman of Smart Solutions, a coalition that was created to oppose the Star Solutions plan.
A Nashville record company says the "Clark Family Experience" filed bankruptcy for the sole purpose of escaping from its contract.
And Curb Records is asking the bankruptcy court to dismiss the petition.
The six Clark brothers have ties to Franklin County, and they recently filed for bankruptcy protection in Roanoke.
Signed to Curb Records in 1998, they're still waiting for *their* first album, now scheduled for release next month. The group maintains that it doesn't have enough income to meet its financial obligations.
But in a response filed this week, lawyers for Curb Records maintain the Clarks transferred assets before filing for bankruptcy protection, and overstated *their* debts.
Curb is asking the court to dismiss the Clarks' petitions, or transfer the cases to the bankruptcy court in Tennessee.
Yesterday, one of the Clarks' attorneys said Curb's motion is without merit. Calvin Smith said testimony at the creditors meeting earlier this month made it clear that the brothers are not able to pay their debts.
A Bankruptcy Court judge will consider the case in September.
In business news this morning, The will be a decrease in air travel this September 11.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 1ST OF AUGUST.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
IF YOU PLAN ON FLYING ON THIS SEPTEMBER 11TH, YOU MAY NEED TO
REBOOK THAT TRIP.
SOME OF THE NATION'S LARGEST AIR CARRIERS ARE CUTTING BACK ON THE
ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
BOTH AMERICAN AND UNITED, STILL WEARING THE SCARS OF 9-11, ARE
MAKING UNSPECIFIED REDUCTIONS FOR THAT DAY.
DELTA IS CUTTING FLIGHTS FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK.
NORTHWEST AND CONTINENTAL HAVEN'T DECIDED WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO
DO JUST YET.
BUT U-S AIRWAYS AND AMERICAN WEST SAY THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO DO
THE AIRLINES CUTTING ROUTES POINT NOT ONLY TO SECURITY CONCERNS,
BUT ALSO A FEELING OF PATRIOTISM AND REMEMBRANCE ON THAT SOLEMN DAY.
BANKRUPT AIRLINE MIDWAY MAY SOON BE GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED
U-S AIRWAYS HAS OFFERED TO LOAN MIDWAY 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS TO
HELP THE STRUGGLING CARRIER.
UNDER THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT, IF MIDWAY DEFAULTS ON THE LOAN, U-S
AIRWAYS WOULD TAKE CONTROL OF THE COMPANY'S GATES AT LAGUARDIA AND
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORTS.
ON WALL STREET TODAY EXPECT REACTION TO AUTO SALES DATA PLUS NEW
UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, CONSTRUCTION SPENDING AND THE I-S-M REPORT.
IT USED TO BE CALLED THE PURCHASING MANUFACTURERS' INDEX.
FORD HAS DECIDED TO STOP MAKING THE EXCURSION SPORT UTILITY
INTRO'D IN 1999.. IT'S SEVEN FEET TALL, 19 FEET LONG AND ABLE TO
SEAT A SOFTBALL TEAM, IT HAS BEEN CRITICIZED AS THE AUTO INDUSTRY'S
MOST VISIBLE SYMBOL OF SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE EXCESS AT 10 MILES TO THE
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
A Lynchburg man charged with the city's first murder of the year will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if he's fit to stand trial.
47-year-old Randall Lee Langford is accused of shooting to death 51-year-old Loretta Lynn Napier in March.
Police say Langford and Napier were longtime friends.. they haven't discussed a motive for the shooting.
Langford was scheduled for a preliminary hearing yesterday morning, but it was continued at the request of his attorneys so he can be evaluated.
A new hearing is set for October.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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The psychiatric evaluations of Appalachian School of Law shooting suspect Peter Odighizuwa are in ... but sealed ...
Last month a judge ordered him to undergo evaluations by two experts.
Yesterday, his defense attorney says the findings are in and that they both reach the same conclusion.
A hearing is scheduled for next Thursday in Buchanan County Court.
The judge will determine if Odighizuwa is fit to stand trial.
He is facing capital murder charges for the January shooting deaths of three people at the Appalachian School of Law
Virginia State troopers are going high tech in their effort to go after criminals.
Yesterday, Officials showed off a state-of-the-art fingerprint finder.
They say it will dramatically decrease the time spent at a crime scene searching for fingerprints.
The equipment should also help investigators locate evidence that might otherwise go unnoticed.
State police purchased seven fingerprint imagers.
Two are destined for Southwest Virginia.
The Salem and Wytheville divisions will both receive one of the high-tech gadgets.
[IN Q=THIS GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO A CRIME SCENE]
[SUPER=01-Chris Harris/Sirchie Fingerprint Labs]
[OUT Q=SEARCH THE ENTIRE CRIME SCENE, THE ENTIRE AREA.]
Fighting crime isn't cheap however... each fingerprint imager cost the state 15 thousand dollars.
The Salem Fire Department is also getting some new equipment... with a goal of making fighting fires safer...
Yesterday, Congressman Bob Goodlatte helped present officials with just over 111-thousand dollars.
Provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...it will purchase 38 modern self-contained breathing apparatus units..
Fire officials say the units make going into a burning building safer.
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[SOT 17:14:10 ]
[IN Q=he now]
((S. E. HITE/SALEM FIRE DEPARTMENT; HE NOW HAS AN ALARM WHICH WE DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE THAT NOW IF HE GOES DOWN OR HAS TROUBLE ONE HE CAN ARM IT AND IDENTIFY HE HAS A PROBLEM OR IF HE GOES DOWN HIMSELF HE CAN NOT TELL ANYBODY THAT SYSTEM WILL ALARM.))
[SUPER=01-S. E. Hite/Salem Fire Department;]
[OUT Q=WILL ALARM.]
Fire officials say the units are also smaller and lighter.
Salem had been using its previous breathing units for about 25-years.
As part of the FEMA program... the department will provide about 12-thousand dollars for the equipment upgrades.