[11Visitation]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#02-27 TC58:49]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

It was a week ago today that Michael and Mary Short were found shot to death in their Oak Level home.. and still the search for their daughter, Jennifer, is providing few leads. Yesterday - Sheriff Frank Cassell said investigators were looking closely at several people... but have little hard evidence. Justin McLeod has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Arrington/Michael Short's Uncle; 21]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;42]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:49]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=JM, N7]
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[CA-Girl]


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


Meanwhile, a California kidnapping victim is back home--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riverside, CA;]


After an emotional reunion, 10- year- old Nichole Timmons returned home to Riverside, California with her mother yesterday.
Nichole was abducted from her bedroom Tuesday by her former babysitter, and was found alive and well in Nevada later that afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Hawthorne, NV;]


Family acquaintance Glenn Park kidnapped the girl, and took her to this motel.
After an Amber Alert was issued, police spotted Park's truck.
Meanwhile, Nichole says the whole ordeal was frightening-- and she thanked those who worked to bring her home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm proud]

((NICHOLE TIMMONS/KIDNAPPING VICTIM: I'M PROUD THAT I'M HOME. What was it like for you out there? SCARY.))
[SUPER=01-Nichole Timmons/Kidnapping Victim;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=scary]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors plan to file kidnap, burglary, and terroristic-threat charges against 67- year- old Park.
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[11Krug]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC2:01:45]
[GRAPHIC=Krug]

A man pleads guilty to killing a convenience store worker in February and wounding another during a robbery at the Texaco Stop In on Hershberger Road.
Another suspect is set for a hearing later today in that robbery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Christopher Krug (kroog) didn't make any deals with the prosecutor. He'd been charged with ten crimes and pled guilty to all of them.
[SUPER=04-February 25]

He and his alleged accomplice went into the Stop -In store on Hershberger Road, guns drawn, wearing masks on their faces. Krug shot Stephen Rivera in the shoulder, while the other gunman grabbed Joyce Parish by the hair, trying unsuccessfully to get her to open the cash register.
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[SOT 15:14:05]
[IN Q=This]

((THIS OTHER INDIVIDUAL LET GO OF PARISH'S HAIR, STEPPED BACK A PACE, POINTS HIS GUN AT THE BACK OF HER HEAD, SHOOTS HER ONE TIME IN THE BACK OF THE NECK FROM APPROXIMATELY THREE TO FOUR FEET AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-John McNeil/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=three to four feet away.]
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[VO-NAT]

It all lasted less than a minute. The bandits left Parish dead, and Rivera bleeding from the shoulder.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=Legal Scales]

Mark Neamo- -the other suspect- -is due in court today. He may be prepared to enter a plea of his own.

[6Newman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC28:33]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A new animal cruelty law in Virginia has passed its first legal test.
Yesterday, a judge in Franklin County found enough evidence to send the case to the grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]


Lee Newman is accused of failing to provide decent care for his dogs, allowing one of them to die.
He's being prosecuted under a law that took effect this year, making it a felony to torture or kill a pet.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


At the preliminary hearing yesterday, Newman said that he couldn't get to where he'd left his dogs because his car didn't have the proper tags.

[Train-Derailment]


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


Am Amtrak train carrying 300 passengers derails in Northern California--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hayward, CA;]


The Amtrak "Coast Starlight" train running from Los Angeles to Seattle derailed last night.
Authorities say no one was injured.
A Pacific Railway spokesperson says the only lead locomotive of the train was the one that went off the tracks.
Amtrak is providing bus service for stranded passengers.
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[6Central-Elementary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:42:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]

For some local grade schoolers, their school IS a classroom. Rockbridge County's Central Elementary is ready to welcome students, while their 43 year old school building is being expanded around them. Richard Lesko explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harry Stone/Central Elementary Principal; :11]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Head/Fifth Grade Teacher; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Richard1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Lexington.]

(( The day before the start of school, students at Central Elementary were meeting their teachers and taking a tour of a work in progress.
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[SOT - 12:56:41]
[INQ=Not every child gets...]

((HARRY STONE/CENTRAL ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL; NOT EVERY CHILD GETS TO SEE THEIR SCHOOL BEING BUILT, AND THE CHILDREN WILL REALLY GET INTO THAT. I THINK IT PRESENTS SOME TEACHING AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.)) [RUNS8]
[OUTQ=teaching and learning opportunities.]

Crews are busy gutting rooms, and building a massive addition. Since the start of the project, safety and cleanliness have been top priorities, a fire marshal and a building inspector have already been through the school. But the signs of construction are obvious; ducts and wires are waiting to be covered with ceiling tiles, pie plates wrap around the fire sprinklers to catch heat just in case, and strings of light bulbs illuminate the halls. Also, the water fountains aren't flowing right now,
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[SOT 13:09:44]
[INQ=Glug glug...]

[RUNS3]
[OUTQ=glug glug.]

so students will have to take a drink from water coolers. Meanwhile, teachers say they'll use the construction to their advantage, and it won't be hard to keep students' attention on the blackboard instead of the commotion out the window.
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[SOT - 13:11:14]
[INQ=I'm going to be...]

((EILEEN HEAD/FIFTH GRADE TEACHER; I'M GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT SIMPLE AND COMPLEX MACHINES, ELECTRICITY. I THINK I HAVE SOME GOOD LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THAT. OTHER THAN THAT, LAST YEAR WHEN WE STARTED THE CONSTRUCTION I FOUND THE KIDS DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO IT.)) [RUNS14]
[OUTQ=pay any attention to it.]
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[SOT 13:17:34]
[INQ=If all goes according...]

((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, THE GYMNASIUM AND CAFETERIA WILL BE OPENING UP LATER THIS FALL, AND THE REST OF THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE TIME SCHOOL LETS OUT FOR SUMMER 2003. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS14]
[OUTQ=RL, N7, Lexington]))



[11Water-Grants]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC1:01:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


With a little help from the folks in Washington... Montgomery County officials hope to end their on-going water problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The county will get a two-million dollar grant from the U-S Department of Agriculture, to help improve the Prices Fork water system.
For over a year now, residents have depended on one well for their water supply, after the other was contaminated.
But, officials say the grant will do more than just provide clean water.
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((JOE NEWBILL/USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT: WHENEVER SOMETHING LIKE A WATER SYSTEM IS FINANCED THEN THAT IS THE BEGINNING OF GETTING MONEY INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
[SOT 40:55]
[IN Q=whenever something]
[SUPER=01-Joe Newbill/U.S.D.A. Rural Development]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=local economy]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The project is expected to begin early this Fall.
Pulaski County, Giles County and the town of Dublin will also receieve funding toward improvment projects.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3][1st-Business]



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


In business news this morning, Airlines' problems are skyrocketing... and that could mean higher costs for passengers.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


((GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 22ND OF AUGUST.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.

BANKRUPT U.S. AIRWAYS.., IS HAVING IT'S WINGS CLIPPED EVEN FURTHER...THE AIRLINE SAYS IT WILL ELIMINATE 31 JETS FROM ITS FLEET, AND FEWER PLANES WILL MEAN FEWER JOBS.
THERE WILL BE A 13% CUT IN FLIGHTS!

NORTHWEST AIRLINES IS JOINING THE MARCH TOWARD HIGHER COSTS FOR PAPER TICKETS--DOUBLING THEIR COST ON LEISURE FARES.
THAT MEANS NORTHWEST WILL CHARGE 25 DOLLARS, UP FROM TEN DOLLARS.
BUSINESS FARE CUSTOMERS CAN STILL GET PAPER TICKETS AT NO COST.
UNITED AIRLINES IS CHARGING 20 DOLLARS FOR PAPER TICKETS IN ALL CLASSES ...
CONTINENTAL MATCHED THAT FEE.
AMERICAN AIRLINES HIKED ITS PRICE TWO MONTHS AGO.
DELTA STANDS FIRM WITH A TEN DOLLAR CHARGE. TICKET DISTRIBUTION IS THE FOURTH-LARGEST EXPENSE FOR THE AIRLINES AFTER LABOR, FUEL AND AIRPLANES.

NEW YORKERS WON'T BE ABLE TO USE THE NATION'S LEADING INTERNET CASH TRANSACTION WEB SITE FOR ONLINE GAMBLING.
PAYPAL WILL PAY NEW YORK STATE 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND STOP PROCESSING ON LINE CASINO PAYMENTS NEXT MONTH AFTER AN INVESTIGATION BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ELIOT SPITZER.

ON WALL STREET... REACTION TODAY TO NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.
SENIOR FED OFFICIALS ARE SAYING LOW BORROWING COSTS MEAN CONTINUED ECONOMIC EXPANSION.... TRANSLATION? DON'T EXPECT A RUSH TO CUT INTEREST RATES!

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]

[11DNA-Pardon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man who spent 15 years in a Virginia prison for rape has been cleared by D-N-A evidence.
He says he's not bitter.
Marvin Anderson saw his conviction wiped away yesterday by Governor Warner.
Anderson said he doesn't blame the woman who was raped -- she just made a mistake.
Another man now faces trial in her attack.

[5-West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-09 14:12]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


While the number of birds infected with the West Nile Virus continues to rise in Southwest, Virginia... it's mosquitos that health officials are most worried about.
That's because mosquitos transfer the virus to humans.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells Virginia Tech is helping with the process by collecting and identifying the insects that are sent to Richmond for testing..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This hay infusion in the bottom]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Jackson/Virginia Tech Graduate Student;21]
[SUPER=01-Sally Paulson/Virginia Tech Associate Professor;36]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=for news 7 mornin']

((
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[NAT SOT]
[IN Q=This hay infusion in the bottom]
((NAT SOT :THIS HAY INFUSION IN THE BOTTOM WILL ATTRACT THE MOSQUITOS THAT WANT TO LAY THEIR EGGS))

[RUNS04]
[OUT Q=want to lay their mosquitos]


Traps like this have been set up throughout the New River and Roanoke Valley's to catch mosquitos that could be carrying the West Nile Virus.
For Tech graduate student Bryan Jackson collecting and then identify these mosquitos isn't an easy task.
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[SOT18:00:39]
[IN Q=It's extremely tetitious]

((IT'S A EXTREMELY TEDIOUS PROCESS WHEN YOU GO THROUGH LOOKING AT EACH ONE TO SPECIES IT CAN TAKE AWHILE WE HAVE ABOUT 20 SPECIES SO FAR WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT MAINLY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=been looking at mainly]


But classifying these mosquitos and mapping out their habitat is very important .
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[SOT18:07:29]
[IN Q=If you know what mosquitos is causing]

((IF YOU KNOW WHAT MOSQUITOS IS CAUSING YOUR PROBLEM AND YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S COMING FROM THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF TAKING SOME POSITIVE ACTIONS AND REDUCE THE POPULATION )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=and reduce the population]


Health officials have only been testing dead birds as a surveillance tool because birds migrate--but if a mosquito tests positive for West Nile -- it means the virus is established in the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:13:47]
[IN Q=In other words infected birds]

((IN OTHER WORDS INFECTED BIRDS CAME INTO THE AREA, MOSQUITOS ARE FEEDING ON THEM AND BECOMING INFECTED AND POTENTIALLY PASSING THE VIRUS ON TO OTHER PREVIOUSLY UNINFECTED BIRDS. THAT'S WHAT WE TYPICALLY SEE WHEN WEST NILE MOVES INTO AN AREA)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=into an area]


And until there is a good freeze, Jackson will continue to spend his days on the prowl for mosquitos. I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'))

[Clerk-Abducted]


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


Three men are under arrest for kidnapping a mother of two and robbing the Alabama convenience store where she was working.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moody, AL;]


A surveillance tape from the store showed the clerk, Mary Wright being abducted after 1 A-M Wednesday.
One man and a gun, and another had a knife.
Officials say a tipster led police to a mobile home, where authorities found the three suspects in a car.
Authorities say the victim telephoned police about 12 hours after her abduction to say she was safe.
They say they're not sure whether she was released, or managed to escape.
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[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:22:24]
[GRAPHIC=West nile virus]


With several birds testing positive for the West Nile Virus in the area, health officials are now focused on testing mosquitos.
That's because mosquitos transfer the virus to humans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Virginia Tech is working with the Health Department to collect and identify mosquitos in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:00:39]
[IN Q=It's an extremely tedious]

((BRYAN JACKSON/VIRGINIA TECH GRADUATE STUDENT; IT'S AN EXTREMELY TEDIOUS PROCESS WHEN YOU GO THROUGH LOOKING AT EACH ONE TO SPECIES IT CAN TAKE AWHILE. WE HAVE ABOUT 20 SPECIES SO FAR WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT MAINLY))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Jackson/Virginia Tech Graduate Student]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=looking at mainly]
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[VO-NAT]


Tech plans to send its first batch of mosquitos to Richmond no later than today.
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[SOT18:07:29]
[IN Q=If you know what mosquitos is causing]

((SALLY PAULSON/VIRGINIA TECH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; IF YOU KNOW WHAT MOSQUITO IS CAUSING YOUR PROBLEM AND YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S COMING FROM THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF TAKING SOME POSITIVE ACTIONS AND REDUCE THE POPULATION))
[SUPER=01-Sally Paulson/Virginia Tech Associate Professor]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=and reduce the population]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the drought, Paulson says there are plenty of mosquitos. (------------)