[Sniper-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


It's a day of decision for parents in the Washington D-C area--
That after a message believed to be from the serial sniper that threatens attacks against children.
After being closed for two days, schools in and around Richmond are re- opening today, but security will be tight.
Meanwhile, police are once again communicating with the person they believe is the killer, through another cryptic message sent over the airwaves.
Jim Acosta is in Rockville, Maryland this morning with an update on the investigation.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Charles Moose/Montgomery Co., MD Police Chief;]
[SUPER=03-Ashland;]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co., MD;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]


((TODAY PARENTS IN THE WASHINGTON D-C AREA HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AFTER POLICE RELEASED WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS A THREAT FROM THE SNIPER.

(SOT-MOOSE AGAIN)

"your children are not safe anywhere, at anytime" :06
THIS CHILLING STATEMENT IS FOUND IN THE POSTSCRIPT IN THE LENGHTY LETTER DISCOVERED BY POLICE AT THE SCENE OF SATURDAY'S SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA. SOURCES SAY THE LETTER IS POORLY WRITTEN WITH BAD GRAMMER AND A DEMAND FOR 10 MILLION DOLLARS.

(nats of police response to shooting)


AFTER THE TUESDAY KILLING OF A BUS DRIVER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- INVESTIGATORS TRIED TO CONVEY TO THE SNIPER THEY ARE TRYING TO MEET THE KILLER'S DEMANDS.

(SOT-CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY CO. POLICE)

"we have researched the option you stated, and have found that it is not possible electronically to comply in a manner that you requested. However we remain open and ready to talk to you." :14
AND EXACTLY WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF THE NEGOTIATIONS IS UNCLEAR -- CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE PLEADED WITH THE SNIPER TO STOP THE VIOLENCE.

(SOT-MOOSE)

"It is important that we do this without anyone else getting hurt. You indicated that this is more than about violence, we are waiting to hear from you." :08
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW SLAIN BUS DRIVER CONRAD JOHNSON -- AN END TO THIS NIGHTMARE WON'T COME SOON ENOUGH.

SOT: crying employee "He was my friend."

))


[11Workman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC52:19]
[GRAPHIC=Workman]

The trial of a Drug Enforcement Agent charged with murder resumes later today. Prosecutors say an obscene gesture may be what started the altercation that left one man dead last February.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

As Agent Timothy Workman arrived for trial yesterday, his lawyer was prepared to lay out his case.
Attorney Tony Anderson says the shooting that claimed the life of Keith Bailey last February was a matter of self-defense.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Just think about pure]

((TONY ANDERSON/WORKMAN'S ATTORNEY; JUST THINK ABOUT PURE SURVIVAL. IN FEAR OF DEATH OR IMMINENT BODILY HARM.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Workman's Attorney]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q= imminent bodily harm.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

He says Bailey tried to choke Agent Workman, and that Bailey tried to wrestle Workman's gun away from him. The prosecution says Workman already had his gun in his hand when Bailey approached him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:43:55]
[IN Q=This killing was]

((WANDA DEWEASE/PROSECUTOR; THIS KILLING WAS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. MR. BAILEY DIED OF THREE CONTACT WOUNDS IN THE CHEST.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda DeWease/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=wounds in the chest]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The trial resumes later today.
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[11Gay-Protests]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC1:16:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Both sides of the gay lifestyle issue met face to face in Lynchburg last night. This as the Hill City prepares for its first-ever gay pride festival this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The anti-gay group Wisconsin Christians United is in town this week, distributing flyers and holding pickets at different locations.
They also came to the home of gay pastor Mel White hoping for a debate over whether the Bible condones homosexuality.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:44:23//5:46:35]
[IN Q=God's judgement]

((REV. RALPH OVADAL/WISCONSIN CHRISTIANS UNITED: GOD'S JUDGEMENT RESTS UPON YOU MEL, GOD'S PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RISE UP AND TELL THE TRUTH. YOUR CAUSE WILL FAIL, MEL. YOUR CAUSE HAS ALWAYS FAILED.)) ((MEL WHITE/SOULFORCE: I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM, BECAUSE THEY MEAN WELL, THEY'RE VERY SINCERE, BUT THEY'RE SINCERELY WRONG. GOD CREATED ME GAY AND LOVES ME EXACTLY AS I WAS CREATED.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Ralph Ovadal/Wisconsin Christians United; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mel White/Soulforce; :11]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=as I was created.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


White's group Soulforce is organizing the "Out and About in Lynchburg" rally this Saturday.
Police now say they do "not" expect a visit from the Reverend Fred Phelps, the anti-gay minister from Kansas.
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[AM-Volvo-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Workers at the Volvo truck assembly plant in Dublin have some new work ahead for them. The company will begin production of its new V-N heavy-duty truck there later this fall. No word yet on what effect, if any, it might have on employment there .. but company officials will be in Dublin later today to show off the new product and explain what it means for the plant's immediate future.



[AM-D-Day-Statue]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford unveils its newest addition later today. It's the replica of a statue that stands in France .. in one of the first communities to be liberated after the D-Day invasion. The original statue in (tray-vee-AYR) Treviers was damaged by gunfire during the battle .. and its copy also shows that damage. The statue will be dedicated today at 4 PM.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The bulls took a break in Wall Street's latest trading effort.
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=1:29]
[OUT Q=I'm EC, CBS Marketwatch.]

((GOOD MORNING. CAN WALL STREET'S RALLY RESUME AFTER A DAY OF PROFIT TAKING? THE MARKETS OPENED LOWER TUESDAY AND THATS THE WAY THEY FINISHED WITH LITTLE GREEN IN BETWEEN:

(GR)

THE DOW CAME BACK IN THE FINAL HOUR SHAVING ABOUT 80 POINTS OFF THE SESSION LOW BUT CLOSED DOWN 88

(GR)

THE NASDAQ STAGED A MILD LATER AFTERNOON RALLY BUT CLOSED DOWN NEARLY 17
(OC)

AFTER 7 WINNING SESSIONS A LOT OF INVESTORS APPARENTLY DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO CASH IN PROOF OF THAT?

(GR)

ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMING SECTORS THIS YEAR, HOMEBUILDING STOCKS, WAS AMONG THE WORST PERFORMING SECTOR TODAY, WITH VIRTUALLY EVERY HOME BUILDING STOCKS HEAVILY SOLD. AMONG THEM LENNAR, CENTEX AND TOLL BROTHERS.

(OC)

NOT ALL OF TODAY'S LOSSES WERE THE RESULT OF PROFIT TAKING. SOME OF THE SELLING WAS EARNINGS RELATED. CASE IN POINT,

(GR)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS. THE COMPANY'S THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS MET LOWERED EXPECTATIONS BUT GUIDANCE FOR A WORSE THAN EXPECTED FOURTH QUARTER SENT T-I

(GR)

AND A HOST OF OTHER CHIP MAKERS LOWER. INCLUDING INTEL, ALTERA AND APPLIED MATERIALS.

(OC)

THERE WAS SOME PUZZLING UPWARD MOVEMENT IN A COUPLE OF DOW STOCKS.

(GR)

A-T-T MOVED HIGHER DESPITE EARNINGS THAT SHOWED THE COMPANYS BEST PERFORMING UNIT WAS A-T-T BROADBAND WHICH IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SOLD.

(GR)

MC DONALDS REPORTED EARNINGS IN LINE WITH LOWERED EXPECTATIONS, IT'S SEVENTH QUARTERLY DECLINE. MICKEY D'S TRADED HIGHER EVEN AFTER ANNOUNCING IT WILL CUT THE EXPANSION OF NEW RESTAURANTS NEXT YEAR BY ABOUT 40 PERCENT.

(OC)

OIL AND OIL SERVICE STOCKS WERE HIT HARD TUESDAY AS CRUDE OIL PRICES SLID TO A SEVEN WEEK LOW.
AND SOME CONSUMER STOCKS TOOK A BEATING.

(GR)

ANHEUSER BUSH FELL ON AN ANALYST DOWNGRADE, KIMBERLY CLARK SLID ON LOWER EARNINGS AND GILETTE CLOSED LOWER EVEN AFTER MAKING ITS THRID QUARTER PROFIT TARGET.

(GR)

GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM....

(OC)

AT THE NASDAQ MARKET SITE, I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Drought]


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


90 Virginia counties and cities are now eligible for federal disaster relief.
The U-S Department of Agriculture announced the drought disaster designations yesterday.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
14 Counties in our area received a primary disaster designation.
That means farmers in those counties are eligible for low-interest emergency loans and livestock producers also qualified for loans through the Livestock Compensation Program.
Farmers in counties that border the primary disaster declarations are eligible for emergency loans only.
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[Boat-Explosion]


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


The Coast Guard is giving up its search for three men missing after a boat explosion in the Bering Sea off Alaska.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bering Sea;]


This is new video showing the burned out fishing boat Galaxy that caught fire on Sunday.
A Coast Guard official says searchers did the best they could to find the victims, but says the men probably couldn't have survived this long in the freezing water.
The search lasted some 50 hours.
23 others were rescued from the boat.
No word yet on what caused the explosion.
(------------)


[11Walking-Sticks]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=502-10 1:12:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On Saturday, the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College will hold its 29th folklife festival.
Joe Dashiell profiles one exhibitor who has been a part of the event longer than any other.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Emory Robinson pulls his walking stick]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :09]
[SUPER=07-Emory Robinson; :21]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; 1:21]
[SUPER=@joe2; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Emory Robinson pulls his walking sticks from the back of a pick-up. [NAT SOUND OF SET-UP]
Sack after sack, friends and family help set up his display.
Robinson retired in 1970, after working for the railroad for 48 years. A magazine article sparked his interest in walking sticks soon after, and he's been making them ever since.
[SOT 35:14]
[IN Q=My wife says I've made enough]

((MY WIFE SAYS I'VE MADE ENOUGH. I STILL FIGURE THIS HOBBY HAS KEPT ME GOING WHERE I'M 97 YEARS OLD.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=97 years old.]


Made from wild cherry, maple and other woods, Robinson's thigmotropic sticks owe their distinctive curl to the honeysuckle vines that wrapped around the saplings as they grew.
But each walking stick also requires many hours of close hand- work, so many that Robinson estimates he makes less than 15 cents an hour.
[SOT 36:15]
[IN Q=One lady said there's nothing to it.]

((ONE LADY SAID THERE'S NOTHING TO IT. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAKE THE BARK OFF. I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU. I HAD A BOY I LEARNED HOW TO DO IT. HE LAUGHED ABOUT IT AND SAID, SHE DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=don't know what she's talking about.]


Robinson must straighten each stick, and scrape it smooth before he carves a snake or burns in a detailed design.
Good sticks are becoming harder to find, but in the last 30 years, Robinson has made more than 36- hundred... each one numbered and signed.
[SOT 55:06]
[IN Q=So I think]

((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: SO I THINK IT'S INTERESTING, OF ALL THE CRAFTS WE HAVE HERE, IT'S PROBABLY THE OLDEST AND SOMETHING MAN HAS USED SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF TIME. AND EMORY HAS JUST TAKEN WHAT'S DONE IN NATURE WITH THE HONEYSUCKLE AND TAKEN THAT STICK AND WORKED WITH IT.)) [44:09] ((I FIND AT MY AGE, I HAVE LOTS OF TROUBLE. I CAN'T DO ANY WALKING ANY MORE, BUT I GET TO WORK ON THIS HERE, I GET MY MIND OFF MYSELF AND IT KEEPS ME GOING.))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=keeps me going.]


Robinson has participated in the Ferrum festivals longer than any other exhibitor, and director Roddy Moore says he looks forward to seeing him in many more.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-44]
[GRAPHIC=Garrison Bowman]

Garrison Bowman spent the night in a southside jail. The man labeled a "material witness" in the Short family murder case is being held in Danville. Bowman was transported there yesterday--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/File Tape;]

Bowman, who moved to Canada just after the Shorts were killed, arrived back in the United States Monday night. He was initially flown to North Carolina where he was questioned by investigators for three hours. Bowman has NOT been labeled a suspect and investigators say he was cooperative-- though they still have more questions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:42]
[IN Q=What we need to do ]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW IS RELAX, REGROUP, FOCUS, TAKE OUR TIME, MAKE SURE WE DON'T MAKE ANY ERRORS AND TRY TO KEEP THIS THING ON TRACK AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE SO WE DON'T INJURE INNOCENT PEOPLE AND DO SOMETHING THAT WILL PROTECT THE GUILTY. ))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=the guilty.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The F-B-I obtained a warrant from a federal judge in Lynchburg that allows investigators to hold Bowman without charging him. He could appear before a federal magistrate later today.
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[11Leyva]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Convicted child molester Tony (lay-va) Leyva is coming back to Southwest Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April;]


Puerto Rico is kicking the former evangelist out.
The corrections secretary there says Leyva never got permission to move and there are NO guarantees that he's rehabilitated.
Leyva was released from prison this year after serving 11 years for molesting young boys.
He lived in Roanoke for almost seven months -- and stayed out of trouble -- before heading to Puerto Rico last week.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Roanoke, federal probation officer Mike Price said yesterday that Leyva will return to the Western District of Virginia.
But he's not sure where Leyva will live.

[Defense-Bill]


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


Today President Bush will sign a defense bill that'll hike military spending by 11- percent.
That's the biggest jump in military spending since Ronald Reagan was President.
It includes a four-point-one percent pay raise for military personnel, and also gives Bush most of the seven- billion dollars he wanted to keep building a national missile defense.

[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]

If there's a dangerous spot in the house, it's likely a baby will find it. So it's never to early to think about baby proofing your home.
(++++++++)

[TAKE FS EARLY YEARS]
In today's Early Years segment, Stacey Simms asked an expert to check out her own home. Here's what she found out.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cher Holcomb/Child Safety Expert; :43]
[SUPER=01-Stacey Simms/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=to keep her safe]




[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


That was Stacey Simms reporting. News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

(Kim tosses to break)



[COMM][5-School-Nurses]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check Tape 2 TC 5:47:22]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In rural communities where there is often a lack of access to medical care, school nurses play a major role in the health care of a child.
That's why Radford University held a workshop yesterday to give some school nurses in our area additional training.

Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This school nurse workshop is one of the]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lanelle Fisher/Craig Co. School Nurse; :18]
[SUPER=01-Joni Goldwasser/Radford University School of Nursing; :27]
[SUPER=01-Mary Hall/Pulaski Co. School Nurse Coordinator; :54]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
This school nurse workshop is one of the few opportunities Lanelle Fisher has had to brush up on her skills.
But as a school nurse in Craig County she needs all the training she can get, she is often the first line of care for many children, in a community where access to medical care is limited.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT49:20]
[IN Q=Just in the last few months we've got a doctor]

((JUST IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS WE'VE GO A DOCTOR INTO TOWN. SO WHEN I'M AT SCHOOL I'M THE ONE WHO HAS TO CALL MOM. I'M THE FIRST ONE TO KNOW WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=something is wrong]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT42:07]
[IN Q=School nurses frequently don't have the opportunity]

((JONI GOLDWASSER/SCHOOL NURSE:SCHOOL NURSES FREQUENTLY DON'T' HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ADDITIONAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT COURSES WORKSHOPS, SO THAT WHEN THEY SEE STUDENTS COME INTO SCHOOL WITH EAR INFECTION, ASTHMA AND THE RANGE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=communicable disease]


The workshop is a four hour course where the nurses get more than hands-on-training but also information on how to diagnosis disorders such as attention deficit. Radford University hopes it will mean families will be healthier in the long run.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT46:56]
[IN Q=We are needed in a rural areas]

((WE ARE NEEDED IN RURAL AREAS AND IT'S SIMPLY BECAUSE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES YOU DON'T HAVE THE SPECIALTIES IN MEDICINE...WE CAN MAKE REFERRALS AND GET IN CONTACT WITH THE SPECIALTY PEOPLE)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=speciality people]))
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=HOLD]


For attending the workshop, the school nurses will get college credit through the department of continuing education.

The Southwest Virginia Area Health Education Center gave Radford the grant to offer the workshop.
(Kim tosses to bump)


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