[TX-Kidnapping]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


A kidnapped newborn is back with her parents today--
Authorities say Paula Roach, a former prison guard charged with kidnapping the infant, had suffered a miscarriage last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Abilene, TX;]


Police found Nancy Chavez during a traffic stop, about 125 miles from the Texas town where she was abducted.
Nancy was grabbed from a Walmart parking lot Tuesday night.
Her mother is recovering from injuries she sustained while trying to stop the getaway car.
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[Iraq]


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


Aircraft from the U-S-British coalition patrolling southern Iraq have bombed two Iraqi air defense sites.
U-S officials say yesterday's attack was a response to Iraqi actions threatening coalition planes patrolling the no-fly zone.
It's the latest in a series of incidents in the no-fly zones over Iraq.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says the zones are a violation of Iraqi sovereignty, and his military often tries to shoot down warplanes patrolling them.



[Henry-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Henry County man is hospitalized after being shot during a robbery. Police say that three black males entered Jose Valderrama's Martinsville home demanding money and drugs from the occupants. Jose was NOT home at the time... and robbers went next door to his brother Lucas' home and had the same demands. The robbers searched both homes and took cash. They kept control over the occupants until Jose came home... and then demanded money and drugs from HIM. During the incident- Coleman Lawrence pulled up to the residence and Jose tried to flee... but the robbers forcibly removed both men. Jose Valderrama was shot once in the arm and stomach. Lawrence was also robbed... and the suspects fled the scene. In all... the robbers got away with ten- thousand-800 dollars from a total of seven people.

[11Campbell-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:56:13]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The search for a killer continues in Campbell County after a fatal shooting near Lynch Station Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Around midnight, authorities say a masked gunman walked into this home on Dearing Ford Road and shot to death 26-year-old Tony O'Brien Stone.
Stone's two brothers, his mother and an infant were also in the house at the time, but they were not injured.
Police would not discuss a motive, but say the shooting did "not" appear to be random.
Investigators are pursuing several leads but no arrest has been made.
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[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:14:01]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile]


More birds infected with the West Nile virus have now been found in the Lynchburg area.
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[VO-NAT - :18+ - 02-24 TC-1:09:13]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

On Tuesday, the Central Health District received word that a crow found near Campbell Avenue tested positive, and yesterday test results showed a bird found off of Route 24 in Appomattox was infected. Last week, an infected pigeon was found in the Hill City. So far, no people in Southwest Virginia have been reported infected.
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[11Muse-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke's search for additional water will soon yield a million gallons a day. And more wells could be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crews are making final preparations to bring the Muse Spring well on-line, and city officials say they have also identified other promising sites.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:02:14]
[IN Q=We found about five locations]

((WE FOUND ABOUT FIVE LOCATIONS, PRIMARILY IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CITY THAT WE THINK ARE GOOD LOCATIONS FOR WELLS, SO WE'RE GOING TO START MOVING ON THOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke City Utilities Director;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=start moving on those.]
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[VO-NAT]


Located on city property in southeast Roanoke, the Muse Spring well was drilled last summer, and should be pumping by next week.
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[11Dominion-Power]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC03:47]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


In business news, Striking Dominion Virginia Power workers marched outside the state capitol yesterday... and then marched back to the bargaining table.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:27:14]

((NATS: LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE, LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE.))
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=on strike. DOUBLE OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Workers have been on strike since August 2nd.
They're demanding better pensions and health care plans for retirees.
Yesterday, Dominion offered them a new 5-year contract proposal that it says improves those things.
The union represents 37-hundred workers in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Stocks soared yesterday after a late day buying spree....
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((INVESTORS WENT ON A LATE DAY BUYING SPREE SENDING STOCKS ZOOMING HIGHER..

(GR)

THE DOW SPRINTED 260 POINTS OR 3 PERCENT

(GR)

TECH STOCKS WERE RED HOT, PUSHING THE NASDAQ UP 65 POINTS OR 5 PERCENT.

(OC)

IT'S D-DAY FOR HUNDREDS OF CEO'S TO CERTIFY THEIR COMPANY'S FINANCIAL RESULTS TO THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. 695 COMPANIES NEEDED TO SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE TODAY - THE CERTIFICATION IS AN EFFORT TO SHORE UP INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN THE WAKE OF CORPORATE SCANDALS SUCH AS ENRON AND WORLDCOM.

(GR)

AMONG THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS: WALMART RALLIED ON THE HEELS OF STRONG PROFITS AND WORD THAT IT WILL BUYBACK 5 BLN DOLLARS OF ITS OWN STOCK.

(GR)

BIG BLUE IS HANDING OUT PINK SLIPS. IBM WILL CUT 15-THOUSAND JOBS OR ABOUT 5 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE. THE CUTS COULD SAVE THE COMPANY MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

(GR)

AND THE PARENT COMPANY OF UNITED AIRLINES SAYS ITS PREPARING TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY THIS FALL.. THE NEWS COMES JUST DAYS AFTER U-S AIRWAYS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11.

(OC)

AND THE HOT HOUSING MARKET IS GETTING EVEN HOTTER -- NEW DATA SHOWS HOME PRICES ROSE BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IN THE SECOND QTR. THE BIGGEST GAINS WERE SEEN IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY WITH GAINS OF MORE THAN 20 PERCENT IN HOME PRICES. INDUSTRY EXPERTS SAY HISTORICALLY LOW INTEREST RATES AND TIGHT SUPPLY SHOULD KEEP HOUSING PRICES FIRM.

(GR)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBSMW.COM

(OC)

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Fox]


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


Mexico's president is canceling a trip to Texas and a meeting with President Bush in protest of last night's execution in that state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Javier Suarez Medina was executed for gunning down an undercover officer in 19-88.
President Vicente Fox had issued several appeals for clemency, saying Suarez was a Mexican citizen and denied assistance from his consulate.
Texas officials say it wasn't clear WHICH side of the border the man was born on.
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[11Meeks]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC42:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Amherst County is mourning the loss of its longtime prosecutor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape;]

Commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks passed away at the hospital Tuesday night-- after becoming ill over the weekend. The 55- year old Meeks had served as Amherst's prosecutor since 1977. The family will receive visitors tonight at the Whitten Monelison Funeral home in Amherst. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[11Scott]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC56:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[vo-nat 97-80 pilot]
[super=03-Danville/1997;]

The city of Danville is also grieving. According to Scott Funeral home, Danville city councilman Charles Scott died yesterday while visiting Florida. The 49- year old Scott, who suffered from diabetes, was first elected to Danville city council in 1998. Scott was vice president of Wyatt Buick, a pilot and a former Chairman of the Danville Regional Airport Commission.
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[6-Oregon-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC32:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of 20 volunteer firefighters from around the region traveled to Medford, Oregon recently...to help battle the state's biggest wildfires.
One Virginia Tech Professor was in that group, and came home just this past week.
Myranda Stephens has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He jokes]
[SUPER=01-Shep Zedaker/Virginia Tech Forestry Department; :04]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :30]
[SUPER=20-Myranda Stephens/mstephens*wdbj7.com; :35]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=MS, N7, Blacksburg.]

(( He jokes about it now...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:34]

((SHEP ZEDAKER/VA TECH FORESTRY DEPT.: YOU'RE ON THE LINE 16 HOURS A DAY FOR 14 DAYS STRAIGHT, SO, I'M NOT SURE EVERYONE WANTS THAT SORT OF WORK (LAUGHS).)) [RUNS:07]
But, when Virginia Tech Forestry Professor, Shep Zedaker got the call to fight fires in Oregon...it was no laughing matter. More in his eyes...the perfect opportunity.////
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[SOT 14:22]

((I WANTED TO FULFILL THOSE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS WHICH I DID WHILE I WAS THERE, SO, NOW, OUR VIRGINIA TECH FIREFIGHTING CREW CAN GO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE)) [RUNS:09]
Those requirements enabled Zedaker to become a certified fire crew boss...a title that didn't matter all that much 25-years ago, when he last fought a huge fire.
But, now that he's actually teaching a course in firefighting...it's a big deal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:13]

(("BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAD A FIRE OVER THE STATE LINES, WE COULDN'T GO UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE WAS THEIR LEADER. SO, NOW, WE CAN GO WITH ME TAKING THE CREW OVER THERE SO THAT'S A BENEFIT TO US.")) [RUNS:13]
Zedaker says he saw flames as high as 200 feet...nothing like the fires he's seen here. Still, that doesn't mean it can't happen. In fact, he says, with our dry weather...we may find that out sooner than we think.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:32]

(("BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVING FROM URBAN AREAS INTO WOODED AREAS, INTO THE FOREST FRINGE, THEIR HOMES ARE GOING TO BE AT RISK IF WE HAVE THE KIND OF FIRE SEASON THAT'S EXPECTED.")) [RUNS:14]
Hopefully, that won't happen...but, if it does...Zedaker says he'll be ready...and with his new certification...so, will all of his students.
Myranda Stephens, News 7.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Wilder-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:34:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former Governor Doug Wilder is not seeing eye-to-eye with a state commission he chairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The commission studying government waste yesterday refused to adopt Wilder's recommendations, which included eliminating several state agencies and a Cabinet position.
The panel instead voted to provide Governor Mark Warner with general criteria for making his own cuts.
Wilder says the mandate of the Commission was to propose specific agency cuts.
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[SOT 11:07:50-09]
[IN Q=THIS IS TOUGH WORK]
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Commission Chairman]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=HAS THAT NOT COME UP.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilder says he'll ask Warner, who's on vacation, whether the governor wants the panel to offer specific recommendations.
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[11National-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


As the nation's top companies submit earnings statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, President Bush says we've entered a new era of corporate accountability.
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[VO-NAT :20]

An unprecedented collection of documents was sent by C-E-O's of the country's largest public companies... swearing to the accuracy of their recent financial reports. Several companies have already admitted errors, and restated their finances. The government required action is designed to end corporate fraud and restore investor confidence.
(///// SOT at :20 /////)
[SOT (OFF SERVER) :19-:30]
[IN Q=Like you, I have been disappointed...]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: LIKE YOU, I HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN SOME OF AMERICAN'S CHIEF EXECUTIVES. THEY LET US DOWN. THERE'S NO LONGER EASY MONEY FOR THESE FOLKS. THERE'S HARD TIME.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=There's hard time.]
(------------)

[VO NAT :12] The Securities and Exchange Commission says it'll be at least a week before it knows how many companies failed meet the deadline.
It's still unclear what kind of penalty might be imposed.
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[11Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


On the local level - - several companies filed the required paperwork. Among them ... Roanoke based Advance Auto. Norfolk Southern also filed as didd Anthem Incorporated, the company that recently acquired local health insurance provider ... Trigon. None of the companies say they will need to re-evaluate their financial statements.

[Franklin-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]



Authorities say alcohol was a factor in a single vehicle accident that killed a 14 year old Franklin County girl.

It happened around 9 o-clock last night on Hatchett Road. State Police say 40 year old Velda Mewcomb Hudson of Penhook ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and the truck overturned. The driver's daughter, Amy Lucille Hudson, was ejected from the vehicle. She died from her injuries. The mother is being treated for minor injuries. Charges are pending.


[6-Muse-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC16:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The city of Roanoke continues to search for new sources of water.
By next week, a well in southeast Roanoke could be pumping a million gallons a day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The health department has approved the site, and crews are now making final preparations to bring the well on-line.
Muse Spring once served the city as a source of drinking water, and officials believe a deep well there will provide a steady supply of high quality water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We hope to have it turned on]

((MIKE MCEVOY: WE HOPE TO HAVE IT TURNED ON IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. WE'RE BEHIND ON CONSTRUCTION. THIS ONE WAS PUT TOGETHER ON THE FLY, SO WE'VE HAD SOME MATERIAL ISSUES IN GETTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT IN PLACE, BUT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED THE SITE AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING IT GOING.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke City Utilities Director;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=getting it going.]
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[VO-NAT]


A geologist has also identified five other locations that appear to be promising locations for new wells.
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[11Mirror-Law]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC21:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


We've probably all done it at one time or another...
But as Keith Humphry reports some people are finding out that hanging an attention-getting item on your rear-view mirror could catch that attention from police.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Jessee/Virginia State Police; :20]
[SUPER=@keith1; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=KH, News 7.]

(( It's actually is a violation of state law to have anything other than the mirror or a sun visor blocking the windshield. Many motorists just have to display their favorite sport, or feel compelled to put their patriotism out front. Whether they know it or not, they're rolling the dice with these things, begging for attention from the law.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:38]
[IN Q=]

((ANYTHING HANGING FROM THE MIRROR THAT OBSTRUCTS THE VISION OF THE DRIVER INSIDE AND NOT APPROVED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT IS CONSIDERED TO BE A VIOLATION.)) [RUNS08]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]

That means ANYthing- -under Virginia Code Section 46-point-2-dash-10-54... whether it's the Lord Jesus or the Devil Himself, an effort to clear the air or catch a dream.
[SOT @ 1:49]

(( I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.))

[SOT @1:52:25]

((Does it concern you? NOT REALLY, SINCE NOBODY'S EVER MENTIONED IT.))

[SOT @1:45]

((WELL, THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME.)) Not everyone we talked with was so contrite.
[SOT @1:48:50]

((I HEAR YA))

[SOT 1:49:35]

((THERE'S NOTHING OBSTRUCTING MY VIEW, SO WHO CARES WHAT THEY SAY.)) [RUNS03] His dice are heirlooms, having hung in the family van.
[SOT @ 1:50]

((The police could pull you over for that. THEN I'LL HAVE A VERY HEATED ARGUMENT WITH THEM. THAT'S JUST THE WAY I WAS BORN. I'M A VERY STUBBORN PERSON. Then who knows what that might lead to, they might want to search your vehicle and hassle you for something else. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. THAT'S THE WAY I AM. IT'S JUST DICE.)) [RUNS:21] The law has been on the books since 1960. State police aren't saying they've begun using it as an excuse to pull someone over they SUSPECT of something else. But that has happpend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((WE STOP A VEHICLE FOR SPEEDING, IT ENDS UP BEING A DRUG CASE OR AN ALCOHOL CASE. ANY VIOLATION HAS THAT POTENTIAL.))

[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=any violation has that potential]

Just last month a trooper pulled a woman over in Wythe County, because she had a bunch of air fresheners in her van. Josefina Bueno Duarte allegedly had almost seven kilos of cocaine hidden in the rear quarter panel. She told the trooper a man at a car wash in Chicago had asked her to drive to Winston Salem. Keith Humphry, News 7.))