[Bush-Africa]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


President Bush is in Africa today, beginning the first of a five- day trip to the continent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dakar, Senegal;]


Today he's meeting with the leaders of Senegal.
Bush brings with him the promise of money, 15- billion dollars to fight AIDS and 800- million to fight hunger.
But not everyone rolling out the welcome mat--
Protesters took to the street yesterday.
95- percent of the nation is Muslim, and many are upset over the war in Iraq.
Many are also not happy about a possible U-S military presence in nearby Liberia.
Bush is considering sending troops to the war- torn nation as peacekeepers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As you know,]

((JOHN BLANEY/U. S. AMBASSADOR: AS YOU KNOW THE PRESIDENT HAS EMPASIZED THAT WE DO, WE ARE CONCERNED GREATLY ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION HERE IN LIBERIA.))
[SUPER=01-John Blaney/U. S. Ambassador;]
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[OUT Q=situation here in Liberia.]
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[VO-NAT]


14- years of civil war has driven one of every three Liberians from their homes.
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[Conjoined-Twins]


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


An attempt to live on their own has ended in the death of one of the conjoined Iranian twin sisters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Singapore;]


29- year- old Ladan Bijani lost too much blood, and died shortly after the separation surgery was completed in Singapore this morning.
Her sister, Laleh remains in critical condition, and faces at least another 24 hours of surgery.
The two were born attached at the head, and said they knew the dangers of the operation, but were willing to take the risk.
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[114H-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-14 tc4:18:33]
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Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating allegations of physical abuse at an area 4-H camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The alleged incident happened last week at the 4-H camp located at Smith Mountain Lake.
400 kids ages nine to thirteen from Central Virginia were at the camp last week.
Some of the counselors who accompanied the campers allegedly staged fights in a lodge and forced some of the campers to take part.
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says the investigation could take several days.
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[SOT 52:16]
[IN Q=This isn't a situation]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS ISN'T A SITUATION THAT INVOLVES ANY CAMPERS THAT ARE THERE RIGHT NOW. THIS TALKS ABOUT PERSONS WHO WERE THERE IN THE PAST AND WILL NO LONGER THERE BUT AS FAR AS THE CURRENT CAMPERS WE FEEL THAT THEY ARE SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=they are safe]
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[VO-NAT]


Hapgood says the alleged incidents involved several counselors and campers.
He says charges could be pending but he declined to speculate on what those charges could be.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


A spokesperson at the camp says the accused counselors were volunteers who came with the campers and that campers currently at the center are safe.

[11Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC51:39]
[GRAPHIC=Butch Lewis]


The controversy surrounding the reassignment of a school resource officer has reached Roanoke City Council.
Yesterday, the mayor and two other council members said they don't want police officer Butch Lewis to become a scapegoat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Lewis was in the audience at yesterday afternoon's meeting, but did not address council.
He worked at Patrick Henry for ten years, but was recently reassigned to patrol duty after he discussed concerns about school safety with a reporter.
Yesterday afternoon, council members defended Lewis and his right to address safety concerns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I am not willing]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I AM NOT WILLING TO STAND BY AND SEE ANY SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL SCAPEGOATED FOR LARGER PROBLEMS THAT DO NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN OF HIS MAKING.)) ((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE CAN'T HAVE A SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE IN HIS POSITION'S HANDS ARE TIED TO SAY WHAT SOMETIMES NEEDS TO BE SAID.))
[SUPER=@Bestpitch; :00]
[SUPER=@Smith; :20]
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[OUT Q=what sometimes needs to be said.]
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[VO-NAT]


City Manager Darlene Burcham said she is currently conducting her own investigation, but declined to discuss specifics about Lewis' case, because it is a personnel matter.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, officials from the State Department of Education were due in Roanoke yesterday.
The team will review the schools districts' procedures for reporting incidents of discipline, crime and violence.

[6-ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-22 1:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=ITT STRIKE]

ITT Night Vision and its striking Union have returned to the bargaining table. The two sides are trying to hammer out a new contract as a strike at the plant enters its third week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;]

As they did last week ... more than three-hundred union members gathered in front of the plant yesterday to picket and hoist signs. Union leaders say the main issues are pensions, mandatory overtime and health care costs. Workers say they're prepared to walk the picket line for as long as necessary. ITT says the strike will not affect its customers and that it will not publicly discuss contract issues.
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[Bryant]


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


It could be several more days before L-A Lakers star player Kobe Bryant knows whether he'll be charged with sexual misconduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO;]


The prosecutor says he'll treat Bryant's case like any other, and will review the police report and evidence before making his decision.
The 24- year- old player turned himself in to authorities on Friday after a woman accused him of misconduct at an upscale hotel and spa near Vail, Colorado.
Authorities have not yet named the woman.
Meanwhile, Bryant's attorney says he's innocent.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-140 20500tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In other sports news, The Orlando Magic's Darrell Armstrong is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Armstrong was arrested outside an Orlando nightclub early yesterday morning. He is accused of fighting with a female police officer outside the nightclub. The officer, Theresa Joyce, says she sprained her thumb as a result of the scuffle with Armstrong. Armstrong was released on a $1000 bond with a torn shirt.
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[WIPE WIPE]

[11Airfare-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-25 tc56:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In business news, a low cost carrier may be one step closer to landing at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Almost two million dollars has been collected in pledges from businesses for the region's Campaign for Fair Airfares.

The effort is to attract Air Tran to Roanoke Regional Airport. By pledging, a business is promising to fly that carrier for 50-percent of their travel.
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[SOT 00:33:39]
[IN Q=you're just ]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; YOU'RE JUST SAYING I WILL AGREE TO BUY TICKETS FROM THIS AIRLINE IF THEY WILL COME AND THEY WILL AGREE TO SELL A TICKET AT A MUCH LOWER PRICE.))
[SUPER=@Smith;]
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[OUT Q=LOWER PRICE]
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[VO-NAT]

Now that the money has been pledged a consultant will sit down with Air Tran and try and make a deal. It is not a guarantee that Air Tran will operate at Roanoke Regional. No word yet on how long talks will take.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street rallied after the Fourth of July holiday.
Trish Regan has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Trish Regan/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=I'm Trish Regan.]



((> Investors are hoping for another postive day on Wall Street....after > yesterday's rally. > The dow closed with triple digit gains and the nasdaq was at its highest > level since May of 2002. > Watch shares of Microsoft today. The software giant gained steadily > yesterday on news that it may be considering a large one time dividend > payout. > Also keep an eye on Shares of clothing company NAUTICA. They skyrocketed > yesterday after the maker of maker of Lee and Wrangler jeans, as well as > North Face outerwear -- V-F corporation - announced it would buy Nautica > for nearly 590 million dollars in stock. > And Comcast was a winner, on news the company has agreed to sell its stake > in QVC, to Liberty Media for about 8 billion dollars. > WorldCom will pay $750 million to investors harmed by the biggest > accounting scandal in corporate history, under a plan approved today by a > bankruptcy judge. The penalty represents the biggest fine ever assessed > by the SEC, against a public company, that is not a brokerage company. > Finally, Oracle and Peoplesoft are still in the news...Oracle's chief > Larry Ellison says he adamantly opposes anti-merger policies...known as > poison pills...like the one Peoplsoft has. But - it turns out...his > company, Oracle, has one, too. > Track all the earnings news at cbs.marketwatch.com. > In the CBS Marketwatch Newsroom, I'm TR. )) > >

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[NASA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberlh]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia Invest.]


A test all but confirms the long suspected cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;]


A piece of foam insulation was sent into a space shuttle's wing, and blew out a 16- inch hole.
Investigators believe that's what happened to Columbia during takeoff.
It's also believed that during re- entry, super hot gasses entered the breach and led to the shuttle's explosion.
Meanwhile, after almost two weeks of delays, NASA has launched the second Mars rover into space.
The rover, "Opportunity" is on a mission to see if there was ever enough water on the Red planet to sustain life.
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[11Spam]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-20 tc1:03:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's new anti-spam law meant to cut down on junk-e-mail has been in effect for only a week, but it's already getting national attention.
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[VO-NAT]


Later today, members of Congress will hear from Attorney General Jerry Kilgore about the state's new statute.
It could serve as a model for a national ban of those annoying solicitations.
Most states that regulate email require only that spammers identify the nature of the message.
Virginia is the only state that makes illegal spamming punishable with a prison term.
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[SOT 23:40:55]
[IN Q=SINCE WE HAVE A TOUGH CRIMINAL]

((LISA HICKS-THOMAS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S COMPUTER CRIMES UNIT DIRECTOR: SINCE WE HAVE A TOUGH CRIMINAL PENALTY, GENERAL KILGORE THOUGHT A TOUGH CRIMINAL PENALTY WOULD ACT MORE AS A DETERRENT THAN LABELLING LAWS.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hicks-Thomas/Attorney General's Computer Crimes Dir.;]
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[OUT Q=THAN LABELLING LAWS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Law enforcement officials say BILLIONS of spam messages are sent out every day.
And they say that number is likely to increase.
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[11Seniors-Conf]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC 1:06:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Roanoke seniors got some advice on how to avoid scams.
That was just one part of a
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

conference yesterday morning at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Seniors also learned about other issues such as social security and medicare and financial security.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I hope senior citizens..]

((BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT: I HOPE SENIOR CITIZENS TAKE AWAY FROM THIS CONFERENCE A LOT NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WAYS THEY CAN SAVE ON THEIR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. WAYS THEY CAN GET ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE WHEN THEY NEED IT.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte]
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[OUT Q=care when they need it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Conference attendees visited booths, gathered information and talked to representatives from local organizations that provide services to seniors.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Railwalk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-18 tc2:01:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A museum dedicated to the work of O. Winston Link will open soon in Roanoke, and now the city's railwalk will also carry his name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Link documented the region's rail heritage with his artistic photographs of Norfolk and Western steam engines.
City Council members had hesitated when museum officials first asked them to name the railwalk after Link.
But after the planning commission endorsed the proposal, council members approved the honor without debate.
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[Hollywood-Minute]


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

Actor Buddy Ebsen has passed away.
Adam Anshell has more in today's Hollywood Minute.
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[IN Q=With the Hollywood]
[SUPER=04-ABC; :05]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/February 2, 2002; :30]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA/October 2002; :47]
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[OUT Q=I'm Adam Anshell.]




((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ADAM ANSHELL.
THE MAN BEST KNOWN AS JED CLAMPETT FROM THE TV SERIES "THE BEVERLY HILLBILIES" HAS PASSED AWAY.
BUDDY EBSEN DIED SUNDAY AT A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL WHERE HE'D BEEN RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR ABOUT A MONTH FOR AN UNDISCLOSED ILLNESS. IN ADDITION TO PLAYING THE PATRIARCH OF THE CLAMPETT CLAN, HE WAS TV DETECTIVE "BARNABY JONES," AND STARRED IN SUCH FEATURE FILMS AS "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S" AND "DAVY CROKETT." EBSEN WAS 95 YEARS OLD.

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WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE SPIKE LEE AND SPIKE TV HAVE COME TO AN AGREEMENT. THE FILMMAKER AND MEDIA GIANT VIACOM HAVE ENDED THEIR LEGAL FIGHT. DETAILS OF THE SETTLEMENT WERE NOT DISCLOSED...BUT A NEW YORK JUDGE HAS LIFTED THE INJUCTION BARRING VIACOM FROM USING THE NAME SPIKE TV.

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AND JAMES VAN DER BEEK MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN THE GIRL ON HIS SHOW "DAWSON'S CREEK," BUT HE GOT THE GIRL IN REAL LIFE!
VAN DER BEEK TIED THE KNOT ON SATURDAY IN MALIBU WITH HIS LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND, ACTRESS HEATHER MCCOMB.
WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ADAM ANSHELL.))
[TAPE TOSSES TO BUMP] [BUMP]

[COMM][6-Shallenberger]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=503-05 TC31:40]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The trial for the third defendant in a Pittsylvania County double homicide is expected to last all week.
(XXXXXXXXX)
[TAKE PINNACLE FS # 4044]

Jury selection started yesterday morning in the case of Matthew Shallenberger.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 30]

Shallenberger is accused in the October murders of Julian Lewis Jr. and his 25 year old son Charles at their Keeling home. Prosecutors say Shallenberger and another man, Rodney Fuller, joined Lewis' wife, Theresa, in a murder-for-hire scheme. Theresa Lewis was sentenced to die for the crime. Fuller pled guilty and is serving a life sentence.
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[Cardwell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County man is headed to prison for his role in a murder for hire scheme. 51 year old John Wayne Cardwell was convicted in April of helping alleged drug dealer Leo Hinson try to arrange the murders of potential witnesses against Hinson. The murders were never carried out. The hit man Cardwell and Hinson tried to hire was an informant working with investigators. Yesterday, a federal judge sentenced Cardwell to nearly 11 years in prison for solicitation and conspiracy. Hinson was convicted on a number of charges and will be sentenced in October.

[VOB-Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-15]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium 4420]

One group's effort to save Victory Stadium is picking up speed. Thousands have now signed petitions that are circulating throughout the Roanoke area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The petition to save the stadium was started by the group "Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision". The group says so far a little over three- thousand Roanoke residents have signed petitions which will be presented to city council at its July 21st meeting.
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[SOT 00:25:11]
[IN Q=It's from ]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision; :00]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: IT'S FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY, EVERY AGE GROUP IN THE CITY, IT'S EVERY RACE, INCOME, IT'S JUST TOTALLY ACROSS THE BOARD, EACH FOR THEIR OWN REASON.))
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[OUT Q=each for their own reason.]
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[VO-NAT]

The group says another 15- hundred folks from outside the city have also signed petitions urging the city to rethink its decision to build a new stadium- amphitheater. The group wants the city to let citizens decide the fate of the stadium by placing the issue on the ballot.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, PETA is suing K-F-C and its parent company, YUM Brands. The animal rights group alleges K-F-C isn't truthful about the treatment of the chicken it sells in its restaurants. PETA wants an injunction to cease statements about the chickens on K-F-C's website. In other news, stocks took off on the first day of the new trading week. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]




((STOCKS RALLIED MONDAY ON HOPES THAT A 2003 ECONOMIC AND CORPORATE RECOVERY IS ON THE WAY.


THE DOW WAS UP 146 POINTS
AND THE NASDAQ EARNED 57 TO CLOSE NEAR A 14-MONTH HIGH.


SHARES OF FRONTIER AIRLINES TOOK OFF MONDAY, CLIMBING BY 17 PERCENT.
THE LOW COST AIR CARRIER REPORTED ITS REVENUE PASSENGER MILES INCREASED BY 39-PERCENT IN JUNE FROM A YEAR AGO-- AND A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF SEATS FILLED.
THE DENVER BASED COMPANY NOW FORESEES A PROFIT FOR ITS FISCAL FIRST QUARTER. ANALYSTS HAD BEEN PREDICTING A TEN CENTS PER SHARE LOSS.


WENDY'S INTERNATIONAL REPORTED SAME-STORE SALES FELL ONE-POINT-NINE PERCENT IN JUNE.
THE FAST FOOD CHAIN PREDICTS HIGHER THAN EXPECTED TAXES WILL ALSO HURT THE SECOND QUARTER.
THE COMPANY NOW SAYS SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS WILL COME IN AT 53-CENTS A SHARE.
ANALYSTS HAD EXPECTED 56-CENTS A SHARE.
WENDY'S IS THE NATION'S THIRD LARGEST HAMBURGER CHAIN.


WORLDCOM HAS AGREED TO PAY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 750-MILLION-DOLLARS.
A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS APPROVED THE SECURITIES FRAUD SETTLEMENT.
THE DEAL REQUIRES WORLDCOM TO PAY 500-MILLION-DOLLARS IN CASH AND 250-MILLION IN STOCK AFTER THE COMPANY EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY.
THE CASH AND STOCK WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO SHAREHOLDERS AND BONDHOLDERS OF WORLDCOM.
THE COMPANY IMPROPERLY RECORDED 11-BILLION DOLLARS IN EXPENSES AS CAPITAL SPENDING LAST YEAR.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))




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[6-Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC1:24:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Change is coming to Williamson Road.
The makeover includes a new median engineers hope will improve the view and traffic safety.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Within the next few weeks crews will begin shifting travel lanes, and putting out barricades.
The city plans to resurface the road, provide left turn lanes at key intersections, and make the corridor more friendly for pedestrians.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it does improve safety]

((KENNETH KING/TRANSPORTATION DIVISION MANAGER; I THINK IT DOES IMPROVE SAFETY, BY PROVIDING LEFT TURN LANES AND CONTROLLING ACCESS IN SOME REGARDS. IT ALSO HELPS TO SLOW TRAFFIC HOPEFULLY BY PUTTING IN THE LANDSCAPING. NARROWING THE FIELD OF VIEW OF THOSE MOTORISTS TENDS TO SLOW THEM DOWN. AND IT WILL CERTAINLY MAKE IT A MORE ATTRACTIVE CORRIDOR.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth King/Transportation Division Manager;]
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[OUT Q=a more attractive corridor.]
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[VO-NAT]


Construction should begin by the Fall, and the city hopes to complete the paving by next Spring. (------------)