[Emergency-Landing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Some scary moments last night for the 154 people aboard a plane out of Boston--
The plane had to make an emergency landing after explosions could be heard in the cabin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video;]


Alaska Airlines Flight 15 was only in the air a few minutes when it happened.
Flames shot out of one of the plane's engines.
Passengers say it sounded like an explosion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was this bang]

((SCOTT BURGESS/PASSENGER:"THERE WAS THIS BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG AND THE PLANE SHOOK AND THERE WAS A TIME LAPSE OF A COUPLE MINUTES AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN AND THEN IT HAPPENED AGAIN." ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Burgess/Passenger;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it happened again.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


The Boeing 737, bound for Seattle, immediately turned back to Logan Airport for an emergency landing.
The fire was out by the time the aircraft touched down.
An airline spokesman says the problem was likely a compression stall, which acts like a car engine back-firing.
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[11AEP-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC1:59:05]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!] American Electric Power invited residents of Smith Mountain Lake to talk about the future of the lake and its shoreline. More than 150 people turned out last night to see just exactly what A-E-P has planned. And after months of study, the power company is asking residents for ideas. Richard Lesko has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There are more...]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Thacker/AEP Hydro Support Manager;]
[SUPER=01-John Snidow/Resident;]
[SUPER=@Richard2]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=RL, N7.]

(( There are more than 65-hundred docks on Smith Mountain Lake's 5-hundred miles of shoreline, and more are coming.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:22]
[INQ=When AEP...]

((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; WHEN AEP, FORMERLY APPALACHIAN POWER BUILT THE PROJECT BACK IN THE 50'S AND 60'S, I DON'T THINK ANYBODY ENVISIONED THE DEVELOPMENT THAT THERE IS TODAY.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUTQ=that there is today.]

That has many people worried about over-expansion on the lake. Now the power company wants to make all those regulations for building permits are the same from county-to county to clarify the process, and to make sure the environmental and scenic aspects of the lake aren't compromised by construction.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 16:49]
[INQ=The idea is to put...]

((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; THE IDEA IS TO PUT TOGETHER SHORELINE MANAGEMENT THAT EVERYONE AGREES TO, AND THAT EVERYBODY IS AN EQUAL PART IN. SO THAT IF YOU GO TO FRANKLIN COUNTY TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO TO BEDFORD TO GET A PERMIT. IF YOU COME TO AEP TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO ANYWHERE ELSE.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUTQ=you go anywhere else.]

A-E-P is undertaking a massive survey of the types of shoreline, the boat usage, and the number of docks to determine if the laws and guidelines on construction need to be changed. Some residents were pleased the process is going on, but took exception to the preliminary data.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 34:00]
[INQ=They had classified...]

((JOHN SNIDOW/LAKE RESIDENT; THEY HAD CLASSIFIED OUR AREA AS A LOW DENSITY BOATING AREA, AND WE SEE ON THE WEEKENDS THAT THE DENSITY IS SO HIGH WE DON'T GO OUT ON WEEKENDS.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUTQ=out on weekends.]

This was the second public meeting, and the company says there will be more in the future. A-E-P hopes to have a draft of the shoreline management plan early next year. Richard Lesko, News 7.))
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL 1001ESSC]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you would like to share your thoughts with A-E-P on the future of the shoreline, you can go to smith-m-t-n-dot-com.

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[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:09:13]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


The Virginia Health Department continues to monitor the spread of West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Officials say they are seeing an increase in the number of dead birds received from the region.
Dead birds, including some from the Roanoke area, have been sent to Richmond where they are being tested for the virus.
Officials say they have tested more than one thousand dead birds this year.
186 have tested positive for West Nile.
So far, the crow found in Patrick County remains the only confirmed case of the disease in our area.
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[11Farinacci]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:26:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Campbell County woman accused of killing her husband apparently was also the subject of a wiretap operation in Nelson County several years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


48-year-old Elizabeth Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) is charged with shooting her husband Frank to death in February.

During a court hearing yesterday, Farinacci's lawyer said he wants to hear what's on the audiotapes from that wiretap, to see if it's relevant to her murder case.
Nelson County authorities would not say what the wiretap operation involved.
Farinacci is scheduled to stand trial later this month.
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[Columbia-Explosion]


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


At least a dozen people are dead and more than 60 injured from a mortar attack by Colombian rebels.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia;]


Huge explosions rocked the area around parliament as the troubled country's new president was being inaugurated.
Tightened security didn't prevent the attack.
Authorities say the mortars were launched from a house about a mile from the Presidential palace.
Colombia is in economic turmoil after nearly 40 years of civil war.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Another indictment on Wall Street.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch New York]
((SOME DRAMATIC NEWS AFTER THE BELL---AS IMCLONE FOUNDER SAM WAKSAL WAS INDICTED FOR INSIDER TRADING AND CONSPIRACY TO

COMMIT FRAUD. WAKSAL ALLEGEDLY DUMPED A LARGE BLOCK OF SHARES LAST FALL JUST AHEAD OF A NEGATIVE DECISION BY THE F-D-A ON A NEW IMCLONE CANCER DRUG. WAKSAL'S DAUGHTER AND WAKSAL'S GOOD FRIEND MARTHA STEWART ARE ALSO ALLEGED TO HAVE DUMPED SHARES AT ROUGHLY THE SAME TIME.

INVESTORS WILL TRY TO PULL OFF A RARE TRIPLE PLAY----LOOKING FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT UPWARD PERFORMANCE...


THE BUYERS CAME OUT LATE TUESDAY TO SEND THE DOW TO A TRIPLE DIGIT GAIN

ESS=CLOSIN DOW


THE DOW TACKED ON 182 POINTS OR ABOUT 2 PERCENT

ESS=closing nasdaq


THE NASDAQ ADDED 21 POINTS....
INVESTORS LIKED CISCO'S EARNINGS FOR THE FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER..THEY BEAT WALL STREET ESTIMATES BUT THE GUIDANCE GOING FORWARD ISN'T AS ENCOURAGING...THAT MAY HAVE KEPT THE LID ON A BIGGER NASDAQ RALLY.

ESS=in the money:axp/jpm/c


FINANCIAL STOCKS HELPED DRIVE THE DOW HIGHER..AMERICAN EXPRESS, J-P MORGAN CHASE AND CITIGROUP ALL CLOSED HIGHER.

ESS=cleaning up:clorox


CLOROX PUT A LITTLE BLEACH ON THE BALANCE SHEET, THE HOME PRODUCTS MAKER BEAT THE STREET BY TWO CENTS PER SHARE AS THE COMPANY REPORTED AN 80 PERCENT JUMP IN PROFITS FOR IT'S MOST RECENT QUARTER..
A FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL BE LOOKING INTO POSSIBLE ILLEGAL NUMBERS MANIPULATION AT WORLD COM...THE JOB OF EXAMINING THE BANKRUPT TELECOMS BOOKS GOES TO DICK THORNBURGH...

ESS=risky business:amr/ual/cal


CAN THE AIRLINES AFFORD TO CUT FARES......LED BY AMERICAN, THE MAJOR CARRIERS ARE SLASHING BUSINESS FARES BY UP TO 30 PERCENT...AND FOR SEPTEMBER 11TH SPIRIT AIRLINES WHICH OPERATES 90 FLIGHTS PER DAY TO AND FROM 14 CITIES....IS CUTTING FARES 100 PERCENT....ANYONE BOOKING A SEAT ON SPIRIT FOR TRAVEL ON SEPTEMBER 11TH FLIES ABSOLUTELY FREE..
FOR MORE BUSINESS NEWS, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. IT'S CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.
I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH NY.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Hussein]


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


Iraqi President Saddam Hussein addressed his people in a televised speech yesterday--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Iraqi Television;]


The speech came as speculation continues to mount that the U-S is preparing a military attack on Iraq, aimed at ousting Saddam.
He says he's not frightened by American threats, and added his country is ready to repel any attack.
Meanwhile, the Bush administration is emphasizing the threat from Baghdad-- saying Saddam could get nuclear weapons in the not too distant future.
But officials say no decision has been made whether to launch an attack.
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[6-Afghan-Soldiers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:45:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] A pair of infantrymen from the 101st Airborne Division has just returned home to the Roanoke Valley from the war in Afghanistan. These two soldiers found that Afghans- -not the Taliban nor al Qaeda, but the Afghani people- -love Americans.
Keith Humphry has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Edwards/101st Airborne Division; :23]
[SUPER=01-Dave Huynh/101st Airborne Division; :45]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=KH News 7.]

(( Matt Edwards and Dave Huynh never knew each other growing up - -though they both went to high school here- -Matt at Salem High, Dave went to Northside. They met at Fort Campbell and ended up in the same unit in Afghanistan.
Though they went on their share of search and destroy missions in the Afghan mountains, the experiences that will stick with them ...have more to do with helping people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:13:30]
[IN Q=]

((BUILDING A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN IN SCHOOL FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS OR HELPING THESE PEOPLE EAT WHEN THEY'RE STARING OR THEIR KIDS ARE STARVING. WALKING AWAY FROM THAT YOU DEFINITELY KNOW YOU ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING IN THAT AREA.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=]

Though these two are not Special Forces- -nor soldiers with high rank or experience- -they were afforded many opportunities to see the countryside and interact with Afghan people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:14:40 * * *]
[IN Q=]

((WE HAD TRANSLATORS WITH US. WE WERE GOING INTO THE LOCAL VILLAGES, TALKING WITH THE LOCAL ELDERS. IT WAS LIKE AN INDIANA JONES MOVIE. YOU'D WALK INTO THE VILLAGE AND ALL THE KIDS WOULD JUST WALK IN AND SWARM YOU. ALL THEY'RE TRYING TO DO WAS TOUCH AN AMERICAN SOLDIER.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=]

Specialist Edwards was one of those aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in January, seriously injuring 16 soldiers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:21:03]
[IN Q=]

((THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO LOSS OF LIFE IS AMAZING TO ME. SOMEONE WAS LOOKING OUT FOR US. Dave: THEY REALLY SHOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT OUT OF THAT AIRCRAFT ALIVE THE MAJORITY OF THEM.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=]

Edwards and Huynh never got used to AK 47's being used for celebrations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:16:35]
[IN Q=]

((ONE OF THE FUNNY THINGS IS A LOT OF THEM FIRE ROUNDS IN THE AIR. THERE'S A WEDDING EVERY DAY, SPORADIC A-K FIRE. WE'LL GO OUT THERE TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. THEY'LL SAY IT'S A WEDDING.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=]))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Huynh gets out of the Army a week from Monday. Edwards is going back... to Officer's Candidate School.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Roanoke-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-17 1:59:15]
[SS=Fire]


A Roanoke man is burned on 60-percent of his body after one of two house fires.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The fire at 13-30 Thomason Road Southeast broke out around 4:40 yesterday morning. Fire crews quickly brought the flames under control. A neighbor says Jim and Marion Reynolds lived in the house with their 36-year old son, Greg, who is being treated at the UVA Burn Center for extensive burns. The Reynolds parents and two children were also treated for a variety of injuries including first and second degree burns and smoke inhalation. The fire was conatained to an upstairs bedroom. Damage is estimated at thirty thousand dollars.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

**Another fire also in Roanoke, earlier yesterday morning, displaced a couple and killed several of their pets. Investigators say the blaze on 10-th Street Northwest was accidental, caused by an electrical malfunction. A relative says fire crews were able to save a couple of dogs but that a handful of other animals could not be rescued. The home is considered a total loss.
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[5-Warner-Pass]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=502-10 22:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Warner's new education initiative has struggling schools and excelling schools working together.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner's Partnership to Achieve Successful Schools, or PASS, pairs teams of teachers and administrators from accredited schools with those schools who need to raise their Standards Of Learning scores.
Three hundred educators from across the state are learning ways to help make the relationships successful.
The governor says one of the challenges is to be sensitive to the feelings of staff at struggling schools who are opening their doors to outside help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:48:49-58]
[IN Q=IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO GET THE SCHOOL]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[SUPER=01-Judy Williams/Danville Woodrow Wilson Elementary;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=BUT SIMPLY TO BE A RESOURCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


34 schools in the state have been slated for assistance, including nine in our region.
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[FCC-Vote]


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


The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote today on whether to require T-V manufacturers to add digital tuners to their sets.
The F-C-C has proposed the switch be completed by the end of 2004.
T-V manufacturers oppose the deadline, and say they'll take the ruling to court.

[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Many airlines have slashed fares as much as thirty percent.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 8TH OF AUGUST.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING

IT STARTED AS A BATTLE, NOW IT JUST MIGHT BE AN ALL OUT PRICE WAR.
DELTA, CONTINENTAL AND U-S AIRWAYS HAVE JOINED AMERICAN AND NORTHWEST AND HAVE CUT FARES ON SOME ROUTES BY AS MUCH AS 30 PERCENT.
ANALYSTS SAY THE AIRLINES ARE WORRIED THE DEMAND FOR AIR TRAVEL WILL DECREASE AT THE END OF SUMMER AND THAT'S WHY SOME FULL-FARE BUSINESS CLASS SEATS HAVE BEEN CUT.
IT'S IN SHARP CONTRAST TO LAST MONTH WHEN SEVERAL AIRLINES TRIED TO RAISE FARES, AND HAVE THE HIKE FALL THROUGH FOUR TIMES.

TODAY THE MARKET WILL BE REACTING TO THE LATEST WHOLESALE INFLATION REPORT. THE "PPI" FOR JULY... PLUS THE LATEST NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM FILINGS.

IMCLONE FOUNDER AND FORMER C-E-O SAMUEL WAKSAL HAS BEEN INDICTED ON NEW OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND BANK FRAUD CHARGES.
WAKSAL WAS ARRESTED IN JUNE FOR ALLEGEDLY TIPPING OFF MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY TO SELL IMCLONE STOCK.
A COLLAPSED PLEA DEAL COULD HAVE REQUIRED WAKSAL TO REVEAL WHETHER HE WARNED FRIENDS, INCLUDING MARTHA STEWART, ABOUT IMCLONE'S DEMISE.

GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT WILL NOT MATCH THE 7-YEAR, 70-THOUSAND MILE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY BEING OFFERED BY CHRYSLER.
G-M SAYS CUSTOMERS ASSOCIATE LONG WARRANTEES WITH POOR QUALITY.

CHRYSLER IS CHANGING ITS FOCUS FROM TRUCKS TO CARS.
CHRYSLER'S CEO SAYS THE COMPANY IS TRYING TO REDUCE ITS DEPENDENCE ON THE PICKUPS, MINIVANS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Dominion-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC48:07]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The union that represents striking Dominion Virginia Power workers wants to get contract talks back on line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clover/Friday]


The union said yesterday it's asked a federal mediator to set up a meeting with the company quote -- ``as soon as possible.''
37-hundred Dominion employees went on strike Friday after seven months of negotiations failed to yield a contract agreement.
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[11Bedford-Rabies]


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


A Bedford man is getting rabies treatment after an encounter with a stray cat.
Police say the cat bit and scratched him at his home on Crenshaw Street last week.
A rabies test came back positive.
Bedford officials want people to make sure their pets are vaccinated, and to avoid contact with wild or stray animals.

[11RU-Scholarship]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC1:07:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The daughter of a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty is getting some help for college from a new Radford University scholarship.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Ashley Griffith is the first recipient of the Jeff Price Family Scholarship. It was created in response to September 11th. The goal is to help children directly affected by the tragedy, other terrorist attacks or those whose parents are rescue, fire, or police personnel. She starts Radford this Fall....
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:13:01]
[IN Q=I'm going]

((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT; I'M GOING THERE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR AND THEN HOPE TO WORK IN THE TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHEN I GRADUATE.))
[SUPER=01-Ashley Griffith/Scholarship Recipient;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=I GRADUATE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Ashley is following in the footsteps of her Dad - late Officer Terry Griffith. Griffith was shot and killed in 19-94 while arresting a shoplifter. Ashley says the scholarship money will cover her books for the year.
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[11Vassar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC18:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


His first record was a major hit. Now, Lynchburg native Phil Vassar is climbing the country charts once again.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:51]
[IN Q=An American child]

((AN AMERICAN CHILD... AN AMERICAN CHILD))
[SUPER=04-Arista Nashville;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=An American child]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Vassar's follow-up release, American Child, arrived in stores this week.
Though it may be hard to capture the success of his debut album, Vassar says it's nice to have a new record out after two and a half years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just going to keep on writing]

((PHIL VASSAR/RECORDING ARTIST: I'M JUST GOING TO KEEP ON WRITING SONGS AND SINGING THEM UNTIL THEY TELL ME YOU CAN'T DO IT ANY MORE. AND I'M REALLY PROUD OF THIS RECORD, REALLY, REALLY PROUD. I THINK SOME OF THE BEST SONGS I'VE EVER WRITTEN ARE ON THIS RECORD, AND I'M JUST HOPING FOR THE BEST. I'M JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Vassar/Recording Artist;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I'm just having a good time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Growing up in Lynchburg, Vassar says he was just six years old when he first considered making music his career.


This week he was able to visit with family and friends in the Hill City, before leaving to promote the new album.
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