[11River-Search]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC25:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Crews will be back out this morning searching the Maury River for a possible drowning victim.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Officials searched yesterday, but did not find the missing fisherman.
Rockbridge County Sheriff's officials say two brothers were standing in the water fishing when the water rose. One fisherman looked back and saw the other was gone.
The brothers are in their seventies and are from Buena Vista.
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[AM-Van-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Roanoke area teenager's traffic death two years ago is receiving high-level attention today in Washington. So is the kind of van she rode in.
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[VO-NAT]


Jessika Lewis was one of 12 teens and two adults
[SUPER=03-Oak Level, NC/July 2001;]

aboard a 15 passenger church van two years ago, when it blew a tire and lost control near Greensboro North Carolina. Later today, the National Transportation Safety Board will review this fatal accident, and one in Texas that killed four people riding in a similar van. The board could use these accidents as springboards for proposing or enacting new regulations for such vans.
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[11VOB-Tire-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A public hearing in Henry County attracted both supporters and opponents of a controversial project.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; ]

Tire Energy Corporation wants to build a tire burning power plant in the Martinsville Industrial park. But the company needs a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality before it can move forward. Last night, the D-E-Q held a public hearing to gather input from residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:16:31]
[IN Q=The county I live]

((THE COUNTY I LIVE IN..... FUTURE GRANDCHILDREN.))
[super=01-Julia Rakes/Project Opponent; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=FUTURE GRANDCHILDREN.]
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[VO-NAT]

Opponents of the project presented the D-E-Q with more than a thousand signatures against the project. But supporters were also on hand... who argue the project is safe and would be a boost to the county.
(///sot///)
[sot 00:50:26]
[in q=THIS TECHNOLOGY]

(( THIS TECHNOLOGY...SUCH A BUSINESS. ))
[super=01-Bob Humkey/Project Supporter; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q= SUCH A BUSINESS.]
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The D-E-Q did not reach a decision last night. That could take some time. The public still has until July 31st to send in any written comments or questions about the project.
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[11Henry-Consolidation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:17:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County residents also spoke out on another controversial issue...school consolidation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville]


The school board held a forum yesterday afternoon at Fieldale Collinsville High School.
It was a chance for the public to give input on a plan to close and consolidate several schools.
Under the current proposal, the school system would close four elementary schools and one middle school.
It would also reduce the number of high schools from four to two with Fieldale Collinsville and Laurel Park slated to become middle schools.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 40:55; 33:04]
[IN Q=If they close Laurel Park]

((DONNA AKERS/PARENT: IF THEY CLOSE LAUREL PARK THEY WILL BE BUSING HIM TO MAGNA VISTA WHICH WOULD TAKE AN HOUR AND HALF.)) ((DAN PACE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: EVERYBODY REALIZES WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING AND EVERYBODY REALIZES WE'VE GOT TO CLOSE SOME SCHOOLS BUT THEY'RE IDEA IS JUST DON'T CLOSE MINE.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Akers/Parent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Pace/School Board Member; :07]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=don't close mine]
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[VO-NAT]


At the forum, the public had the chance to speak to the board directly or put their thoughts on paper.
The school board will now review those comments and then it's scheduled to vote on the current proposal at its next meeting a week from Wednesday.
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[Claudette]


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


Claudette has grown into the season's first hurricane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Texas Coast;]


The slow- moving storm is expected to hit land tonight, somewhere along the central Texas coast.
More than 200 miles of the coastline is under a hurricane watch. Local police and Coast Guard officials closed some beaches and warned people to stay out of the rising surf.
In other areas, voluntary evacuations are underway while remaining residents gathered supplies and braced for the storm surge.
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[Bush-Iraq]


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


President Bush is standing firm, despite the ongoing controversy over his statement about Saddam Hussein seeking uranium from Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


He vows his administration will prove Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fundamental question]

((THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION IS...DID SADDAM HAVE A WEAPONS PROGRAM? THE ANSWER IS YES..."))
[RUNS=:06] (estimated bite runs time!!)
[OUT Q=answer is yes.]
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[VO-NAT]


While the Bush administration admits using the uranium allegation in his State of the Union speech was wrong, it was NOT said to mislead the public-- and adds it wasn't the main reason to go to war with Iraq.
But Democratic Presidential candidate Bob Graham believes Bush deceived the American people, and says that could be grounds for impeachment.
Meanwhile, Republican sources say they're amazed that no one has been fired over the controversy.
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[11Meador-Homecoming]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC02:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a happy homecoming for one Iraq veteran.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Lance Corporal Carlton Meador (MED-er)was greeted by friends and family at the Roanoke Regional Airport last night.
Meador is in the Marine Corps
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lance Cpl. Carlton Meador/U. S. Marine Corps;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=beyond words.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meador says the war in Iraq is not something he'd want to go back to.
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[11ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC1:39:05]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Strike]


In business news, a new offer is on the table between ITT Night Vision and its striking union workers.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, hundreds joined a mass rally at the plant to show unity for a new contract. Local union leaders say they expect to hear from the company on the proposed terms later today. The main issues are health care, pensions and mandatory overtime. Officials say ITT has sent in a new negotiator from headquarters.
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[SOT 00:05:57]
[IN Q=IT'S DEFINITELY]

((MORRIS MILLER/UNION VICE-PRESIDENT; IT'S DEFINITELY MORE SERIOUS ... A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Morris Miller/Union Vice-President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=A LITTLE BIT MORE.]
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[VO-NAT]

ITT has said it wouldn't talk publicly about negotiation details but will say that production at the plant continues.


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[11Fieldale]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC57:09]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The financially strapped Pillowtex company is under a new extension with its lenders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]

A previous extension expired yesterday. Pillowtex operates this plant in Fieldale which employees 12-hundred people. They make Royal Velvet towel products. Officials announced yesterday that those workers are now on a staggered work schedule. Employees will be called in by their supervisors. Officials don't know how many hours employees will get or how long the staggered schedule will stay in effect.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan goes before Congress today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((IT'S GREENSPAN DAY FOR WALL STREET... AGAINST A BACKDROP OF SLOW GROWTH AND LOW INFLATION THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN WILL PRESENT HIS SEMI-ANNUAL STATE OF THE ECONOMY REPORT TO CONGRESS TODAY AND TOMORROW. GREENSPAN'S TESTIMONY COMES 3 WEEKS AFTER THE FED CUT SHORT TERM INTEREST RATES BY A QUARTER POINT TO JUMPSTART THE ECONOMY. ON WALL STREET THE BULLS HIT A SPEED BUMP, AND A STRONG RALLY FADED BY THE CLOSING BELL. THE DOW MOVED UP 57 POINTS, BUT THAT'S AFTER GIVING BACK NEARLY ALL OF A 150 POINT GAIN... AND THE NASDAQ COMPOSITE FINISHED 20 POINTS HIGHER. MORGAN STANLEY HAS COME UNDER THE MICROSCOPE OF NEW YORK AND MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIALS. THE STATES ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE SECURITIES FIRM IMPROPERLY PRESSURED BROKERS AND BRANCH MANAGERS TO SELL IN HOUSE MUTUAL FUNDS TO CLIENTS, AND MISLED REGULATORS INVESTIGATING THE PRACTICE. MASSACHUSETTS REGULATORS HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT ALLEGING MORGAN STANLEY SUBMITTED FALSE STATEMENTS WHEN IT DENIED IT WAS ENGAGED IN THE PRACTICE. REGULATORS SAY THE FIRM'S IN HOUSE COMPENSATION EXPERT HAS ADMITTED, UNDER OATH, THAT BROKERS AND BRANCH MANAGERS HAVE FINANCIAL INCENTIVE TO PITCH THE HOUSE FUNDS, SOMETHING INVESTORS ARE NOT TOLD. PEOPLESOFT AND JD EDWARDS HAVE CLEARED A MAJOR HURDLE IN THEIR PROPOSED MERGER. THE TWO COMPANIES HAVE ANNOUNCED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO PLANS TO HOLD UP THEIR $1-POINT-7 BILLION MERGER, AND THAT THE DEAL WILL BE COMPLETED AS PLANNED THURSDAY. ORACLE, WHICH, AS YOU KNOW, HAS LAUNCHED A HOSTILE BID FOR PEOPLESOFT SAYS IT IS UNDETERRED, AND WILL REMAIN FULLY COMMITTED TO ACQUIRING PEOPLESOFT WITH OR WITHOUT JD EDWARDS. YOU CAN TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBSMARKETWATCH-DOT-COM. I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11West-Nile]


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



Health officials say a dead crow found east of Bassett has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It's the first case of the mosquito-borne illness in the West Piedmont Health District this year.
Experts fear an increase in West Nile cases this year because of the wet weather.
They suggest eliminating mosquito breeding areas around your home and protecting yourself from mosquito bites.

[Wildfires]


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


Wildfires are making the southwest even hotter this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Whiteriver, AZ;]


In eastern Arizona, a wildfire is raging out of control at an Indian reservation, forcing nearly five thousand residents to evacuate.
Authorities say about six thousand acres have burned since lightning sparked the fire on Sunday.
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]


Meanwhile, a brush fire in Reno, Nevada has consumed nearly two-thousand acres, and is threatening about two-hundred homes. Evacuations are underway.
Officials aren't sure what caused that fire.
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[Target-Attack]


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


The surveillance camera at a Target store in West Virginia may provide clues that lead authorities to a man who sexually assaulted an 11- year- old girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Charleston, WV;]


Investigators say the camera captured the suspect walking through the store isles Saturday night, when the girl was allegedly attacked.
The suspect was posing as a security guard, and had accused the girl of stealing, before threatening her with a knife and assaulting her.
So far, police say they've gotten more than 100 calls, but have not made any arrests.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Buffalo-Wings]


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


Buffalo Wild Wings is spreading its wings. The owner of the Blacksburg restaurant known for chicken wings is opening two new locations. One will be in Roanoke at the Old Country Plaza next to Tanglewood Mall and the other in Lynchburg. No word on when the restaurants will open.

[Biz-Brief]


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


In other business news, Many eyes and ears will be tuned into Capitol Hill today. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is presenting his mid-year monetary report to Congress. He testifies before a House committee today and a Senate panel tomorrow. Now here's a look at your local stocks.

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Rice]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC1:00:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The trial for a man accused of murdering two hikers has been postponed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 25, 2002]


David Darrell Rice's federal trial was supposed to begin next month.
He's accused of killing two female hikers in the Shenandoah National Park seven years ago.
Rice's attorneys asked for the delay, saying they have NOT had enough time to review the thousands of government documents pertaining to the 1996 attacks.
No new trial date has been set.
Rice could face the death penalty if convicted.
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[11Skateboard-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC25:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It began as just an idea in the minds of dozens of young people in Lynchburg.
Now the dream of a skatepark has leapt to the drawing board.. and organizers say reality is just a few months away.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dustin Thompson/In-Line Skater; :47]
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Amazement Square Director; :58]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( They're getting closer to building a skatepark for downtown Lynchburg, and this group of skating and biking enthusiasts couldn't be happier.
A little more than two months after the first meeting, organizers have on paper a concept of what the park will look like.. from the pipes to the ramps to the bowl.
[natsot 17:10:21]

((WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRODUCT THAT WE ARE GOING TO PUT IN HERE IS GOING TO BE ONE THAT EVERYONE WILL ENJOY..))
[RUNS= 07]


The challenge now is to design a park that will accomodate everyone: young and old, expert and novice.
Everyone here had some advice, and under the guidance of the Amazement Square children's museum staff, the project is finally coming together.
For in-line skater Dustin Thompson, who's volunteered for the newly-formed skatepark committee, getting to this point is a childhood dream come true.
[SOT 18:41:40]

((DUSTIN THOMPSON/IN-LINE SKATER: WHEN I WAS ABOUT TWELVE OR THIRTEEN I REALLY WANTED A SKATEPARK, AND NOW I'M INVOLVED WITH HELPING CONSTRUCT IT, SO PERSONALLY IT'S A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=a great achievement.]
[SOT 18:53:45]

((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE DIRECTOR: THIS WAS A WAY, REALLY, TONIGHT TO ENCOURAGE THEM, TO GET THAT FEEDBACK SO I THINK THAT WORKED WELL. I THINK THE NEXT STEP IS TO TAKE THAT CONSENSUS OF THE THINGS EVERYONE LIKES AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN JUXTAPOSING IN THE SPACE WE HAVE.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=space we have.]


The final hurdle is funding.. about 175-thousand dollars is the goal.
The city's kicked in 50-thousand and Sajadian says it's just a matter of time before they can unveil a major donor for the project.
They hope to start construction this September. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))