[11Blue-Demons]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC 33:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Christiansburg high school and middle school will be keeping they're school logo.
Last night, the Montgomery County school board decided not to change the Blue Demon name because it doesn't violate mascot policy.
But, those against the name say the issue is far from over.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=for years]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Steele/Wants to Change Mascot; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Steele/Wants to Change Mascot; :22]
[SUPER=01-Jim Earp/Wants to Keep Mascot; :38]
[SUPER=01-Kim Adell/School Board Attorney; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=MS News 7.]

((For years, Christiansburg high school and middle schools have carried the name Blue Demons. But, after a decision last year to change the rival Blacksburg Indians to a less controversial Blacksburg Bruins, many say they're ready to cast the demons out.
[SOT 14:49]

[RUNS 07] ((JENNIFER STEELE: THIS MASCOT IS EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE...RELIGIOUS BELIEFS))
[SOT 16:54]

[RUNs:05] ((JACOB STEELE:16:54 IT TORMENTS ME TO KNOW...MY SCHOOL.)) But, many who say they don't see any harm in keeping the Blue Demon name is not about religion, but, more about preserving history and pride.
[SOT 3:02]

[RUNS:13] ((SO WHY AM I IN FAVOR...EMPHATIC YES 3:15)) What it comes down to though, according to the school board's attorney, Kim Adell, is not religion or pride, but, two things...whether the blue demons designates a religious group or if it causes the school to be commonly associated with a religious group. She says it does neither.
[SOT 17:24]

[RUNs :12] ATTORNEY: THE AVERAGE PERSON...17:36 12SCHOOL BOARD POLICY. MYRANDA: EVEN THOUGH THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THE NAME DOESN'T VIOLATE POLICY, THE BOARD HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE SELECTION OF SCHOOL LOGOS. WHICH MEANS THE SCHOOL CAN CHANGE THEIR NAMES LATER IF THEY CHOOSE. ALREADY, MANY PEOPLE SAY THEY WILL BE PUSHING HARD FOR THEM TO DO THAT. MYRANDA STEPHENS, NEWS 7. ))
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[Iraq]


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


In national news--
President Bush will meet with Congressional leaders today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Bush is seeking legislation that would allow him to use "all appropriate means" to force Iraq to dismantle its weapons programs.
That's despite Saddam Hussein's offer earlier this week to allow weapons inspections.
The United Nations is going ahead with plans to get the inspectors back into Iraq.
But the White House has made it clear that it wants disarmament, NOT inspection.
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[Terrorism]


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


How much did U-S intelligence know before the 9-11 attacks?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-September 11, 2001;]


Today Congressional investigators will release information that says intelligence agencies knew terrorists could use airplanes as weapons.
However, they had no specific warnings that terrorists were going to strike New York and Washington last September.


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[6-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC12:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State workers are getting a chance to tell Governor Warner how they feel about the budget cuts that could claim their jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner will meet with about 200 state workers later today.
The governor will be taking their questions as well as hearing their concerns.
Warner is looking to cut 1-point-5 billion dollars from the budget.
And that's likely to mean more layoffs for state employees.
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[SOT 15:43:31]

((JOAN DENT/VIRGINIA GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: A VERY SMALL PIECE OF THE STATE BUDGET IS ACTUALLY STATE EMPLOYEES AND STATE AGENCIES. BUT THAT'S BECAUSE THE OTHERS ARE GENERALLY MORE MANDATED THAN STATE AGENCIES. THAT'S WHERE THEY HAVE TO LOOK. THAT'S WHERE THE CONTROL IS. I THINK IN A LOT OF CASES, STATE EMPLOYEES DO FEEL THEY BEAR THE BRUNT OF ANY BUDGET CRISIS.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Dent/Virginia Governmental Employees Assoc.;]
[RUNS=:21]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner's spokeswoman says today's meeting should help morale.
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[11Campbell-Jobs]


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


25 new jobs are headed to Brookneal... and more could follow.
Jensen Activewear will occupy the old Bassett-Walker building which has been empty for about two years.
Jensen makes t-shirts and currently has a five-year contract to make clothing for the Defense Department.
The company will spend 250-thousand dollars outfitting the plant and hire 25 people right away.
Plans call for the creation of up to 200 jobs within the next two and a half years.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, A drop in industrial production and a profit warning from McDonald's yesterday intensified investors' already shaky confidence in the economy.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane in New York]
((ONCAM=ED


WALL STREET MARKED A MILE STONE TUESDAY ..AS FLOOR WORKERS AND TRADERS OBSERVED THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE RE OPENING OF THE MARKETS, FOLLOWING THE 9-11 ATTACKS....
A-SEVERAL PIECES OF NEWS SENT STOCKS FIZZLING...

ESS=current dow


THE DOW LOST 172 POINTS

ESS=closing nasdaq

THE NASDAQ'S FARED BETTER...OFF JUST 16 POINTS.

ONCAM=ED


THE BIG DOWNER FOR WALL STREET, EVIDENCE THAT A LETHARGIC ECONOMY MAY BE SHOWING SIGNS OF GETTING WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER. FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IS DOWN...FALLING THREE TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT IN AUGUST...



ESS=after the bell/jpm chase/orcl


AFTER THE CLOSE, J-P MORGAN CHASE ISSUED AN EARNINGS WARNING FOR A DISAPPOINTING THIRD QUARTER, ORACLE ISSUED EARNINGS IN LINE WITH WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS.
ESS=stocks to watch: mcdonalds/kroger/schwabb


RONALD MC DONALD DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TO SMILE ABOUT, SHARES OF THE BURGER CHAIN HIT A SEVEN YEAR LOW AFTER THE COMPANY WARNED OF LOWER EARNINGS FOR THE CURRENT AND 4TH QUARTERS.
SHARES OF THE KROGER SUPERMARKET CHAIN FELL 11 PERCENT AFTER FAILING TO MEET IT'S SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS TARGET. THOUGH SALES WERE UP, KROGER TOOK A BIG RESTRUCTURING CHARGE...
AND AMERICA'S LUKEWARM ATTITUDE TOWARD THE STOCK MARKET IS COSTING MORE JOBS IN THE BROKERAGE INDUSTRY...CHARLES SCHWABB IS CUTTING 18 HUNDRED JOBS ABOUT TEN PERCENT OF IT'S WORK FORCE. SCWABB'S CUT NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF IT'S STAFF SINCE 2000.

ONCAM=

AND TYCO SAYS THE NEWS ABOUT WHAT WENT ON DURING THE REIGN OF FORMER CHAIRMAN DENNIS KOSLOWSKI NOW INCLUDES HIS DECISION TO FORGIVE 56 MILLION DOLLARS IN LOANS MADE TO OTHER EMPLOYEES. THE COMPANY SAYS TYCO CHARGED THE COMPANY FOR SUCH THINGS AS A ONE MILLION DOLLAR PARTY FOR HIS WIFE, A FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLAR UMBRELLA STAND, A SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR SHOWER CURTAIN AND A 2 THOUSAND DOLLAR GARBAGE CAN.

ESS=web site

GET MORE ON OUR WEBSITE, CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. I'M ED CRANE IN NEW YORK...))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Chemical-Spill]


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


Haz Mat crews had their hands full last night in Charlotte, North Carolina after a toxic chemical spill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


No residents were injured, but nearly a thousand of them were evacuated.
Officials say an industrial- strength cleaning chemical leaked from about 20 drums at the American Storage and Warehouse Company.
About a dozen firefighters and police officers, along with a T-V news cameramen were treated for chemical burns and breathing problems.
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[Hershey]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


It's a sweet announcement for Hershey employees--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hershey, PA;]


The charitable trust that controls Hershey says it will NOT sell the nation's largest candy- maker.
That after residents and politicians complained that the community of Hershey, Pennsylvania could be ravaged in the company were sold.
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[5-Health-Award]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-02 1:26:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A local pastor is not only on a mission to save souls but to save lives...by improving the health of the community.
Pastor Bill Lee's" faith healthy ministry" has now earned him the Community Health Award.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm so glad jesus]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Lee/Loudon Ave. Christian Church;20]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director;1:04]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin']

((
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[NAT SOT OF SINGING]

((I'M SO GLAD JESUS LIFTED ME. I'M SO GLAD JESUS LIFTED ME)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=I'm so glad jesus]


When it comes to lifting up the community you'll find more than singing and prayer at Loudon Avenue Christian Church. You'll also find a ministry working to elevate the health of the city.
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[SOT12:07:13]
[IN Q=I have great difficulty preaching a gospel]

((I HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY PREACHING A GOSPEL OF SALVATION AND PLACE CALLED HEAVEN AND PEOPLE SUFFER RIGHT HERE ON EARTH)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=right here on earth]


Pastor Bill Lee says the church is one of the best place to educate people about their health and that' why its hired a parish nurse who not only serves the congregation..but reaches into the community.
Nurse Margaret Ursprung has helped hundreds of people like Dorothy Taylor get benefits like free eye glasses, low cost medication, and basic phone service for under three dollars a month.
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[SOT12:12:45]
[IN Q=In the larger community]

((IN THE LARGER COMMUNITY IT HAS HELPED CONNECT PEOPLE WHO ARE DISCONNECTED AND HAVE LOST FAITH AND TRUST IN THE MEDICAL FIELD)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=and trust in the medical field]


But it was Pastor Lee's vision of the Kuumba Health Center that has now made health care available to more than 3-thousand people.
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[SOT15:14:08]
[IN Q=There is a long history on consitent support]

((DR. MOLLY O'DELL :THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF CONSISTENT SUPPORT IN TRYING TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH CARE FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CITIZENS PARTICULARLY IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY WHERE WE SEE OFTEN TIMES DEATH RATE AND ILLNESS RATE FOR EXCEEDING OTHER SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=to health care]


A scenario pastor Lee witnessed with his own father and vowed to change..
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[SOT12:06:00]
[IN Q=I watched him at 68 dies a healthy man]

((I WATCHED HIM AT 68 DIE A HEALTHY MAN OTHER THAN PROSTATE CANCER AND I JUST VOWED IN A COUNTRY LIKE OURS WITH ALL OUR RICHES THAT PERSONS OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO GET DECENT HEALTH CARE. MY FATHER HAD NO HEALTH INSURANCE)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=people take notice]

[put music up over this last part]
And pastor Lee hopes the what's happening at his church will spread throughout the city...because he believes faith and health go hand an hand.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Pastor Lee has already joined forces with 16 churches.. he's working on establishing a city wide health cabinet..

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[VOB-Bhutto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-32]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Democracy, September 11th, and Islam were the topics at Roanoke College when Pakistan's former Prime Minister spoke...
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

(Ben-A-zeer Boo-toe) Benazir Bhutto was the first women to lead an Islamic state. Her government was overthrown in 19-96. Speaking to hundreds in Salem last night, she talks about bringing Democracy to the Middle East ... saying it's a weapon against terrorism. Bhutto says a majority of Muslims support the war on terror.
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[SOT 1:38:47 // 1:25:00]
[IN Q=THE NEED]

((BENAZIR BHUTTO/FORMER PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER; THE NEED TO PREVENT IT TURNING INTO A CLASH OF CULTURES CIVILIZATIONS AND RELIGIONS IS ALSO A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE. // THE TERRORISTS THAT ATTACKED AMERICA WERE NOT FIGHTING FOR ISLAM THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR THEMSELVES. ))
[SUPER=01-Benazir Bhutto/Former Pakistani Prime Minister; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=THEMSELVES]
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[VO-NAT]

Bhutto calls the September 11th attacks a crime against humanity. She is the first in a series of speakers about the Middle East at Roanoke College.
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[11Airport-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC2:05:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Regional Airport will fix up its runway with a big grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced the airport has been awarded more than 4 and a half million dollars through the Airport Improvement Program. The money will be used to upgrade the safety of the runway and taxiway. A Roanoke company will do the work. Branch Highways, Inc. has been awarded the nearly six million dollar project.
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[11Kroger-Earnings]


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


In business news, Kroger's second-quarter earnings missed Wall Street expectations.
The company also announced yesterday it's lowering estimates for the rest of the year.
Kroger made about 35 cents a share -- two cents lower than analysts' predictions.
Company stock fell eleven percent.

[11Arrington]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC 1:55:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford County woman is headed to prison, the first in the state to be convicted under a new law that makes a D-U-I death a felony murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./September 28]


39-year old Viki Lynn Arrington's blood alcohol was nearly four times the legal limit when she drove the wrong way on Route 460 last fall.
Arrington collided with a motorcycle driven by Carol Elizabeth Minton. Minton died the next day.
Yesterday, Arrington was given a 30-year prison term with ten years suspended.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As a prosecutor]
[SUPER=01-Wes Nance/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=can't really answer that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Minton's husband is also suing Arrington and her insurance companies for more than three million dollars.
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[11Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC1:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County school children added their voices to a "Pledge Across America" yesterday...
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[SOT 1:43:30 - :33]
[IN Q=I pledge]

((I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=to the flag.]
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[VO-NAT]


460 kids at Mountain View Elementary joined schools nationwide at 2 p-m in showing their true colors are red, white and blue.
President Bush and Secretary of Education Rod Paige took part in the pledge from Washington.
A retired California teacher started the movement a decade ago... but it didn't catch on until after September 11th last year.
President Bush used the occasion to call for stronger teaching of American history in the nation's schools. (------------)