[11Pitts-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC01:11]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a large fire at a junk yard near Danville.
Crews say flames were shooting 50 to 75 feet into the air when they arrived.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The fire broke out just before five o-clock yesterday at Don's Auto Recycling.
It's in southern Pittsylvania County, just outside Danville on Fairy Road.
More than 75 firefighters from 8 departments worked more than an hour to contain the blaze.
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[SOT 13:54:01]
[IN Q=We have a large pile]
[SUPER=01-Gary Toler/Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=in the pile.]
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[VO-NAT]


Toler says the smoke did not cause a major health hazard, however the Department of Environmental Quality has been called to the site.
Firefighters worked late into the night, picking apart the fire vehicle by vehicle.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The owner told investigators he was working on a pile of cars, when he noticed one of them was on fire.

[AM-81-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]

Northbound traffic is reduced to one lane on Interstate 81 near Radford while crews cleanup an accident.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL] State police say a northbound tractor trailer hit the guardrail and went over a bank near milemarker 110. The guardrail was pulled into both northbound lanes, blocking traffic. The trailer turned over and dumped cases of motor oil and lubricant. The right lane was kept closed overnight, so the truck could be moved and it's contents could be cleaned up. There's no word on when the road will reopen.
(XXXXXXXX)


[11Flooding-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC49:46]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Heavy rains flooded downtown Roanoke. The water has receded, but there are still a few days of cleanup ahead for some businesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Three inches of rain fell over Roanoke's downtown in a short time -- and storm drains couldn't keep up.
The water was knee-deep in the city market. Campbell Avenue looked like a river.
Several businesses on the market had to shut down.
Others stayed open, while owners swept and pumped the water out of basements and ground floors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:49:35]
[IN Q=We had a couple]

((TODD LANCASTER: WE HAD A COUPLE FEET OF WATER IN OUR BASEMENT. IT DIDN'T CAUSE US TO SHUT DOWN. IT WAS MORE OF AN INCONVENIENCE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Lancaster/Awful Arthur's Owner;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=than anything else.]
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[VO-NAT]


The floods came so quickly that some people had no time to move their cars before they were submerged.
Firefighters checked out several reports that lightning stuck downtown buildings, including one report at the Metro restaurant.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Vinton-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC21:11]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

In Vinton, police had to close Walnut Avenue two different times yesterday, after Glade Creek overflowed its banks not once but twice. Portions of several nearby streets were also barricaded, with Vinton police rerouting traffic. All of the streets in Vinton are open now.
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[National-Storms]


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


It was a day for severe weather in other parts of the country, too.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Texhoma, TX;]


Strong thunderstorms and at least one tornado tore through the Texas panhandle, near the Oklahoma state line.
Last night, residents in the area reporting seeing several funnel clouds.
High winds brought down some power lines.
Meanwhile, there were no reports of any serious injuries.
Tornado watches have been posted from Texas all the way to Colorado.
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[Saudi-Bombings]


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


As the F-B-I investigates the deadly bombing in Saudi Arabia, U-S officials are warning Americans there that more attacks could be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;]


Security's been tight in the capital city, since the suicide bombing attack on Monday that killed 34 people, including eight Americans.
Now the State department is warning Americans in another Saudi Arabian city.
Authorities say they received information that an attack may be planned in Jiddah (jid- AH).
Some consulate families living in the area have already re-located.
(------------)


[11Casstevens]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC07:17]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


A former Alleghany County High School wrestling coach has been found guilty of assault and battery against a student.
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[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]

The judge ruled that there was enough convincing evidence that Mark Casstevens (CA-Stevens) kissed and groped an 18 year old female manager of the wrestling team on February 13th, even though the prosecution only called one witness.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 5:43]
[IN Q=This was a case...]

((DABNEY PASCO/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; THIS WAS A CASE OF ONE INDIVIDUAL MAKING A STATEMENT, IT'S A HE SAID, SHE SAID THING.
WE HAD A COURTROOM FULL OF PEOPLE IN SUPPORT OF MARK, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS WE'RE VERY DISAPPOINTED, WE FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT OUR CHANCES OF PREVAILING IN THIS MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Dabney Pasco/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=prevailing in this matter.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Casstevens was sentenced to one month in jail, but his attorney has already filed paperwork for an appeal. He is currently free on his existing bond. Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Alderson declined to comment about the case.

[11Framatome]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC49:45]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


In business news, a central Virginia company is expanding its operations and its workforce.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Framatome Advanced Nuclear Power says it will spend 32 million dollars to expand its Lynchburg headquarters and plant in Campbell County.
Company officials say the move will create about 300 new jobs over the next three years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:15:32]
[IN Q=Largely it's our]

((TOM CHRISTOPHER/FRAMATOME ANP: LARGELY IT'S OUR SUCCESS IN THE MARKETPLACE. WE'VE PROBABLY INCREASED OUR MARKETSHARE BY MAYBE TWENTY PERCENTAGE POINTS, SO OUR BUSINESS VOLUME HAS IMPROVED BY WELL OVER 200 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR NOW IN THE LAST THREE YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Christopher/Framatome ANP President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in the last three years.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Framatome A-N-P is a leading supplier of services, fuel and components to nuclear power plants around the world.


It employs about 15-hundred people in the central Virginia area.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Dell posts a profit. And, mortgage rates continue to fall.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((THE SLUGGISH ECONOMY DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE A HURDLE FOR THE WORLD'S BIGGEST COMPUTER MAKER.

(gr)

DELL COMPUTER IS OUT WITH A GLOWING PROFIT REPORT CARD. THE PC MAKER SAID PROFITS IN THE FIRST QUARTER JUMPED 31 PERCENT WHILE REVENUE CLIMBED 18 PERCENT. DELL WAS ALSO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT'S BUSINESS GOING FORWARD.

(oc)

The U.S. Senate moved to block Enron Corp., WorldCom Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc. from claiming tax refunds after making payments on billions of dollars in false earnings. The provision is part of a $441 billion economic growth plan. The chairman of the senate finance committee said companies shouldn't be able to reclaim taxes paid to create a fagade of healthy earnings.
More good news for homebuyers or those looking to refinance...

(gr)

mortgage rates hit a new record low.. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30 year loan is 5.45 precent..the average for a 15 year, popular with refinancers is 4.84 percent.

(oc)

ON WALL STREET...THE MARKET SNAPPED A TWO DAY LOSING STREAK ON SOME GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS.

(gr)

DOW UP 65 NASDAQ CLIMBED 16

(gr)

THE BIOTECH COMPANY GENENTECH IS A STOCK TO WATCH.. AN FDA ADVISORY PANEL has recommended approval for Xolair, a new asthma therapy being developed by Genentech AND TWO FOREIGN BASED DRUGMAKERS.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Tax-Cuts]


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


The Senate is receiving praise from President Bush after passing a tax cut bill that's half what he originally proposed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The 350- billion dollar package narrowly passed through the Senate.
It would increase child tax credits, phase out the so- called marriage penalty, and temporarily end taxes on stock dividends.
The measure will now have to be reconciled with a 550- billion dollar tax cut that was approved by the House.
(------------)


[TX-Legislature]


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


Democrats from the Texas legislature are back home this morning, declaring victory over a Republican- backed effort to re- draw voting lines in the Lone Star State.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]


The 51- lawmakers spent several days at an Oklahoma hotel, staying out of the reach of Texas authorities.
Without enough members, the Republican- led House was unable to pass any legislation.
Leaders say the re- districting measure died last night.
(------------)


[11Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC04:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Area law enforcement officers honored their fallen comrades last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens of men and women from 10 Roanoke Valley departments gathered at High Street Baptist Church.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Where the wind]

((SINGING:WHERE THE WIND WILL BLOW, NO ONE EVER KNOWS THE TIME OR PLACE.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=time or place]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The "roll of honor" includes 25 officers killed in the line of duty and dates back to 1892.
This is the fifth year officers have gathered to honor the fallen.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[2-11Framatome]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC49:45]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


In business news, hundreds of high-paying are headed to central Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Framatome Advanced Nuclear Power says it will spend 32 million dollars to expand its Lynchburg headquarters and plant in Campbell County.
Company officials say the move will create about 300 new jobs over the next three years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:15:32]
[IN Q=Largely it's our]

((TOM CHRISTOPHER/FRAMATOME ANP: LARGELY IT'S OUR SUCCESS IN THE MARKETPLACE. WE'VE PROBABLY INCREASED OUR MARKETSHARE BY MAYBE TWENTY PERCENTAGE POINTS, SO OUR BUSINESS VOLUME HAS IMPROVED BY WELL OVER 200 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR NOW IN THE LAST THREE YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Christopher/Framatome ANP President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in the last three years.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Framatome A-N-P is a leading supplier of services, fuel and components to nuclear power plants around the world.


It employs about 15-hundred people in the central Virginia area.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to stocks)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Business News]

Now here's a look at your local stocks.
[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Bedford-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC59:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


140 years after it was captured in battle and four months after it was painstakingly restored, a Bedford Civil War flag is ready to be displayed again.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/July; :00]


This is what the banner of the Bedford Southside Dragoons looked like last summer.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday; :06]


Yesterday, the cracked paint had been restored and brightened and the flag is now framed and hanging in a climate-controlled room at the Bedford City-County museum.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:09:34]
[IN Q=This is very]

((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL TO HAVE THIS KIND OF PIECE IN YOUR COLLECTION AND TO HAVE IT ALL READY TO DISPLAY NOW. THE PEOPLE WHO HAD SEEN IT BEFORE REALIZE IT HAD HOLES IN IT, MAJOR HOLES, SO WE'RE DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO SHOW IT AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Wandrei/Museum Director]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=to show it again.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Those who donated to the restoration fund got a sneak preview of the restored flag last night.
It will be available to the public starting today.
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[DESK-3 SHOT]

(toss to Steve)



[Hollywood-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two well known celebrities have passed away. And, Halle Berry was injured while filming the movie "Gothika" . Brooke Anderson has those stories in our Hollywood Minute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With the Hollywood minute]
[SUPER=04-"Unsolved Mysteries" - NBC; :31]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=I'm Brooke Anderson.]


((WITH THE HOL1LYWOOD MINUTE..I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. IT WAS SAD DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY..FOLLOWING THE DEATHS OF TWO VERY PROMINENT STARS. FIRST --THE WORLD OF COUNTRY MUSIC IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF JUNE CARTER CASH ...WIFE OF COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND JOHNNY CASH. CASH DIED AT BAPTIST HOSPITAL IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, AFTER SUCCUMBING TO COMPLICATIONS FROM HEART SURGERY SHE HAD LAST WEEK. SHE WAS A SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, ACTRESS, AUTHOR AND GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER. JUNE CARTER CASH WAS 74 YEARS OLD.
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AND THE ACTOR BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLE AS ELIOT NESS IN T-V'S "THE UNTOUCHABLES"... AND WHO LATER GAINED FURTHER FAME AS THE HOST OF "UNSOLVED MYSTERIES"... HAS DIED. ROBERT STACK'S WIFE FOUND HIM SLUMPED OVER WEDNESDAY AT HIS LOS ANGELES HOME. SHE SAYS HE DIED OF HEART FAILURE. STACK HAD BEEN TREATED FOR PROSTATE CANCER LAST YEAR. ROBERT STACK WAS 84 YEARS OLD.
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WELL, FIRST SHE SUFFERED AN EYE INJURY WHILE FILMING THE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER, 'DIE ANOTHER DAY'...AND NOW, BOND GIRL HALLE BERRY HAS BROKEN HER ARM! THE 32-YEAR OLD OSCAR WINNER WAS HURT WEDNESDAY WHILE SHOOTING A PHYSICALLY DEMANDING SCENE FOR HER UPCOMING THRILLER 'GOTHIKA'. BERRY WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. PRODUCERS OF THE MOVIE HAVE SHUT DOWN FILMING UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY AND ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SHOOT AROUND BERRY'S ARM CAST. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M BROOKE ANDERSON. ))

(Tape tosses to Bump)


[COMM][BUMP]