[AM-Bus-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A community is grieving after a school bus and a car collided in Bedford County yesterday, killing one student and injuring a dozen others. The accident happened in front of Forest Middle School-- just as school was letting out.
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[VO-NAT]

The student killed has been identified as 15- year old Brittany Groover... State police say the Jefferson Forest sophomore was sitting in the back seat of the car when the driver slid off the side of the road, overcorrected, and slid into the path of the bus.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Two other students in the car also attend Jefferson Forest high school. Both were treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the bus and ten passengers were also taken to the hospital-- but authorities say their injuries were not life-threatening.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


The school system says the bus driver was not at fault. State police say she saw the car and was able to stop-- but say the driver of the car was unable to regain control.




[11Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Charges are pending in the car accident death of a Spencer teenager. State police say 17-year old John Treavor (Trevor) Cox was traveling eastbound on Magna Vista Road around 5:30 yesterday evening when he lost control of his Ford F-150 pickup truck on a curve and crossed into oncoming traffic. Cox was struck in the passenger side by a Chevy Suburban driven by 44-year old Ann Strong Hylton of Martinsville. He died two hours later at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.

[11New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:14:44]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Governor Mark Warner will deliver some good economic news during a visit to the region today.
He'll start the day in Wythe County. Then the governor will travel to Henry County where he'll announce the creation of close to 4-hundred new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Year]


Warner will be at the former VF Imagewear plant which, like many businesses in the county, shut down about a year ago.
The area is currently experiencing double digit unemployment... the highest in the state.
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[11Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC06:49]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


The drought may not be over, but Virginia has received enough rain for the state to lift water restrictions.
Yesterday, Governor Warner ended the state ban on car-washing, outdoor watering and filling of swimming pools that covered most of the Commonwealth.
But don't get your hose out quite yet...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Carvins Cove]


Locally imposed water restrictions, like those in Roanoke City, are still in effect.... although, the amount of water in Carvins Cove is rising.
The level of Roanoke's main water supply is currently 29-point-8 feet below the spillway.
But the cove is still below its previous record- low point of 29-point-2 feet.
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[Sniper]


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


In national news--
Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad has another hearing today in Virginia.
A judge in Prince William County MAY set a trial date.
Muhammad was transferred to Virginia last week to stand trial for the October ninth shooting death of a man at a Manassas gas station.
The other sniper suspect, 17-year-old John Lee Malvo, is awaiting a December fifth hearing in Fairfax County.


[Bin-Laden]


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


Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is believed to be alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


U-S officials say a new audio tape SOUNDS like bin Laden, but they're still trying to make sure it's authentic.
On the tape, bin Laden praises terrorist attacks that occurred last month in Bali and the theatre siege in Moscow.
The voice also threatens new terrorism against the U-S and its allies.
The last hard evidence that bin Laden is alive was on a videotape that showed him having dinner with some of his deputies a year ago.
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[11Short-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC08:54]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two North Carolina men went before a federal grand jury to answer questions in the Short family murder case.
But don't expect any indictments based on yesterday's testimony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A clean-shaven Gary Bowman spent less than an hour with the grand jury.
He's told News-7 in the past that he knows NOTHING about the crime.
His former landlord, Gary Lemons, also appeared to testify.
Lemons raised suspicions about Bowman when he told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
What both men told the grand jury is NOT made public.
Government officials say they just wanted to get their statements under oath.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:01:45]
[IN Q=Obviously]

((ROGER GROOT/WASHINGTON & LEE LAW PROFESSOR: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A CONFLICT BETWEEN THEM AND A VERY CAREFUL INTERROGATION BEFORE A GRAND JURY MIGHT SORT SOME OF THAT INCONSISTENCY OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Groot/Washington & Lee Law Professor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=inconsistency out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say the case is still wide open.
If nothing taken from Bowman's van links him to the Shorts, officials say they will probably move on to other leads.
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[11Norcraft]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC1:41:14]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


In business news, more than one hundred new jobs are being created in Lynchburg where a cabinet-making company has plans to expand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Norcraft purchased the old Starmark building on Millrace Road back in March.
Yesterday, company officials announced they plan to invest one million dollars to create a new manufacturing line within the building.
The move will add up to 150 new jobs at the facility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:42:42]
[IN Q=The Lynchburg]

((JIM HERNANDEZ/PLANT MANAGER: THE LYNCHBURG FACILITY PROVIDES US THE LOCATION, SPACE AND TALENT TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THIS MARKET WITH MORE EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION, SERVICE AND PRODUCT OFFERING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hernandez/Plant Manager;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=and product offering.]
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[VO-NAT]


Norcraft currently employs about 100 people at the Lynchburg plant.
The location was chosen over factories in Kansas, Minnesota, Arizona and North Carolina.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Stocks gained some ground yesterday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane, CBS Marketwatch, New York.]

((the bears nearly beat the bulls to the finish line tuesday AFTER A HOLIDAY SELL OFF, WALL STREET'S WAS BACK IN THE BUYING MODE MOST OF THE DAY BUT THEN SOLD OFF SHARPLY, JUST AFTER WORD CAME THAT WILLIAM WEBSTER WAS RESIGNING AS THE HEAD OF AN S-E-C ACCOUNTING PANEL....LET'S SHOW YOU THE FINAL NUMBERS:

ESS=closing dow


THE DOW GAINED AFTER BEING UP MORE THAN 100 EARLIER

ESS=closing nasdaq


THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK ABOUT HALF OF IT'S EARLIER GAINS, FINISHING UP

ESS=MARKET MOVERS:3m/corning/mot


AMONG Tuesdays MARKET MOVERS, CORNING FINISHED HIGHER AFTER 3 M ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BUY CORNINGS PRECISION LENS UNIT, WHICH MAKES LENSES USED IN HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION SETS.
MOTOROLA was ALSO HIGHER AFTER REPORTING THAT TOTAL ORDERS FOR THIS YEAR ARE ON A PACE TO SURPASS 20001'S.

ONCAM=ED

WORD CAME late in the session THAT WILLIAM WEBSTER HAS RESIGNED HIS POST AS THE HEAD OF A NEW ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT BOARD AT THE S-E-C. THE FORMER JUDGE AND CABINET SECRETARY WAS A DIRECTOR OF U-S TECHNOLOGIES WHICH WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCOUNTING CONTROVERSY LAST YEAR
IT'S SORT OF A CLASH OF THE HIGH TECH TITANS.

ESS=SOFTWARE HARDBALL:/IBM/MSFT

I-B-M LONG KNOWN AS A BUILDER OF COMPUTER HARDWARE IS CHALLENGING MICROSOFT IN THE BUSINESS SOFTWARE MARKET. IBM EXPRESS AS THE SOFTWARE WILL BE KNOWN IS AIMED AT SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES WITH BETWEEN 100 AND 1000 EMPLOYEES, THE MARKET WHERE MICROSOFT HAS LONG BEEN THE UNDISPUTED LEADER.
GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM...

ONCAM=ED

i'm ed crane cbs marketwatch, n.y))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Homeland-Security]


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


Today the House could approve the creation of a Homeland Security Department.
It's President Bush's top legislative priority.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Passage of the bill in the Senate could take at least a week.
According to a description of the measure, airline pilots would be allowed to carry guns in the cockpit.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


The bill was stalled for weeks, as Democrats fought to retain union protection for the agency's employees.
A compromise requires the department to negotiate workplace changes with the employees' union, and require federal mediation if a deal isn't reached.

[Catholic-Bishops]


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


Also in Washington, America's Catholic bishops are voting this morning on a policy to punish priests who sexually abuse children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The new rules would allow zero- tolerance.
However, it would take disciplinary control away from lay members of the church.
The policy would also impose a statute of limitations on reporting abuse.
Once approved, it'll go to the Vatican for a final review, and then become church law in the U-S.
Protestors, meanwhile, say the bishops are breaking promises they made at a conference in June.
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[5-Knee-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-04 1:35:03]
[GRAPHIC=Morning Health check]

In this morning's Health Check,
If you suffer from arthritis and have tried everything from exercise to medication to alleviate the pain and buckling in your knees, you might be a candidate for a knee replacement.
While many people must have a "total" knee replacement .. there is another option that promises less cutting and shorter recovery time.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains the mini-knee replacement procedure. We should warn sensitive viewers that some of the pictures are medically graphic.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's hard to believe]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bertram Spetzler/Lewis-Gale Clinic; :08]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']

((
It's hard to believe that just hours after this surgery, the patient will be able to walk with her mini-knee replacement.
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[SOT 4:39]
[IN Q=The mini-knee is minimally invasive]

((THE MINI-KNEE IS A MINIMALLY INVASIVE KNEE AND IT'S A NEW TECHNIQUE TO MAKE IT QUICKER FOR REHABILITATION)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=for rehabilitation]


Quicker because her incision is half as small compared to a total-knee replacement and involves cutting less muscle.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:43]
[IN Q=You're jsut resurfacing one part]

((YOU'RE JUST RESURFACING ONE PART SO THAT YOU ESSENTIALLY RETAIN NORMAL FUNCTION IN TERMS OF BENDING THE KNEE STRAIGHTENING IT OUT AND IN TERMS OF KNEE CAP FUNCTIONS CLIMBING STAIRS, GETTING UP FROM A CHAIR. SHOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE TO NORMAL)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=pretty close to normal]


Doctor Spetzler says the procedure is for patients who just have one part of their knee worn out, typically seen with osteoarthritis. He says it's ideal for young patient.
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[SOT7:40]
[IN Q=If it's a very young patient still have]

((IF IT'S A VERY YOUNG PATIENT THEY STILL HAVE THEIR OLD BONE LEFT AND CAN CONVERT TO THE TOTAL KNEE, SO THEY'VE BOUGHT TIME BEFORE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=a total knee replacement] ))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


With the total knee replacement you do get pain relief but only improved, not normal function. The procedure is also benefical for the elderly, because it can last for 10 to 15 years. It is covered by Medicare.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Rockbridge-Courthouse]


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


Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the courthouse.
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[VO-NAT - :22]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

County and City leaders had tried to encourage voters to pass a referendum last week to build a new courthouse. Now they are being ordered by the court to show why their aging courthouse should not be repaired or replaced. At the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday, the board agreed to meet City leaders to discuss the future of the litigation, and the courthouse.
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[SOT - 25:19]
[IN Q=There's absolutely no...]

((NANCY STAGNER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIR; THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION THAT OUR COURT FACILITIES ARE IN DIRE NEED OF RENOVATIONS. WE ARE WILLING TO DO JUST THAT. WE JUST HOPE WE CAN DO IT IN SOME WAY THAT'S GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO TAXPAYERS FOR YEARS TO COME.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Stagner/Rockbridge Co. Supervisors Chairperson;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to taxpayers for years to come.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

County officials add that renovating the existing courthouse facilities could end up costing more than constructing a new building.
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[6-Rockbridge-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:24:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington hope to solve their courthouse controversy with a united front.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

A circuit court judge will be appointed by the state Supreme Court to hear why the communities should not be forced to make improvements, or construct a new building. Rockbridge Supervisors say they hope to keep legal costs down by working in good faith with the court.
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[SOT - 22:24]
[IN Q=I think we need...]

((ROY FAUBER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; I THINK WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE JUDGE THAT'S APPOINTED AND WORK OUT A SOLUTION MINIMIZING ANY SORT OF LITIGATION, AND TRY TO ADDRESS IT IN A NON ADVERSARIAL KIND OF RELATIONSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Fauber/Rockbridge Co. Board of Supervisors;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=adversarial kind of relationship.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

County and city leaders are scheduled to meet Monday night to discuss options of renovating the existing courthouse, or building a new one.
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[11Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC20:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lawmakers in southwest Virginia are bracing for a battle over transportation funding.
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[VO-NAT]


With the recent defeat of sales tax referendums in northern Virginia and Tidewater, some legislators are suggesting a change in the state's highway funding formula.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


But yesterday in Salem, western Virginia lawmakers told state transportation officials they're prepared to fight.

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[SOT 16:19:32]
[IN Q=No one needs to look very hard]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: NO ONE NEEDS TO LOOK VERY HARD TO DETERMINE THAT THIS PART OF THE STATE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING ECONOMICALLY, MORE SO EVEN THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE STATE AND IF EVER THERE WAS A NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HAS THAT NEED. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ward Armstrong/(D) Martinsville;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=southwest Virginia has that need.]
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[VO-NAT]


Armstrong says southwest Virginia shouldn't be punished for the failure of the sales tax plan in other parts of the state. (------------)