The U-S military says two more American soldiers have been killed in separate attacks today in Iraq.
Both died in attacks on convoys.
One of the attacks occurred on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul,
where Uday (ooh- DAY) and Qusay (koo- SAY) Hussein were killed yesterday in a firefight, after U-S forces acted on a tip and raided a home there.
U-S officials hope this military and political victory will put them one step closer to finding Saddam himself.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington this morning, and joins us now with an update.
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[SUPER=01-Ricardo Sanchez/Coalition Forces Commander;]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
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IN BAGHDAD IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN... IRAQIS SNATCHED UP NEWSPAPERS
THIS MORNING... LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE DEATHS OF THEIR
COUNTRY'S MOST FEARED SONS.
UDAY AND QUSAY WERE HOLED UP INSIDE THIS MOSUL HOME WHEN U-S FORCES
INVADED ON TUESDAY.
AFTER A SIX HOUR GUN BATTLE SOLDIERS FINALLY GOT INSIDE AND FOUND SADDAM
(SOT-Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez/Commander, Coalition Forces)
"we have since confirmed that Udai and Quasai Hussein are among the
THE TWO TRAILED ONLY SADDAM HIMSELF IN THE IRAQI POWER STRUCTURE.
BOTH HELPED THEIR FATHER RULE HIS REGIME WITH AN IRON FIST... ORDERING
EXECUTIONS AND TORTURE... SOMETIMES DOING THE DEEDS THEMSELVES.
(Tony Blair/British Prime Minister)
"these two particular people were the head of a regime (vo) that was
responsible for the torture and killing of thousands and thousands of
U-S OFFICIALS HOPE THE DEATHS WILL BRING SOME STABILITY TO IRAQ AND
DISRUPT THE CONSTANT ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICAN SODLIERS.
BUT THOSE ATTACKS ARE UNLIKELY TO END UNTIL SADDAM HIMSELF IS CAUGHT OR
A convicted killer was executed last night.
Bobby Wayne Swisher was put to death by lethal injection.
He was convicted in 1997 of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Dawn Snyder of Stuarts Draft.
But the jury that sentenced him to death used the same verdict form that the state Supreme Court ruled was defective in another case.
The state reversed the death sentence of Michael Lenz because of the improper form, but refused to do so for Swisher.
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[SUPER=01-Stephen Benjamin/Criminal Defense Lawyer; :08]
((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA NEEDS TO LIVE UP TO ITS OWN CODES AND STATUTES WHICH SAY THAT DEFECTIVE JURY FORMS ARE NOT ALLOWED.))
((STEPHEN BENJAMIN: IF THE JURY HAD HAD A PROPER VERDICT FORM THEY MAY HAVE SENTENCED HIM TO LIFE.))
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The Virginia State Court said Swisher's lawyers failed to raise the verdict form issue at the proper time.
Investigators have not given up the search for clues in the Short family murder case.
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They have returned to an area near Madison, a few miles east of Route 220 in Rockingham County.
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They're damming and re-routing a stream there to sift through the soil.
Nearly 10 months ago, investigators searched the area when they recovered part of Jennifer Short's skeleton.
They say there's no new information leading them BACK -- they just want to take a closer look with heavier equipment and more manpower.
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((WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE FORTITUDE, THE EXPERIENCE AND THE KNOWLEDGE TO WORK THIS CASE AND WE JUST WANT THE PUBLIC TO REALIZE THAT WE'RE STILL ASKING ANYBODY THAT 'S GOT ANY INFORMATION TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[OUT Q=to come forward.]
The effort brought out dozens of investigators and volunteers from Virginia and North Carolina.
They say because the time and equipment were almost entirely DONATED, it won't cost the taxpayers anything.
The search is expected to last two to three days.
There's still a 42-thousand dollar reward for information in the case.
Investigators in Waco, Texas continue to search a gravel pit for the body of missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy.
Court papers say his former teammate, Carlton Dotson, told the F-B-I he shot Dennehy in the head while the two were out shooting guns.
Authorities say Dotson contacted them on Sunday, saying he was hearing voices.
He later spoke with F-B-I agents at a hospital.
Dotson's since been charged wtih Dennehy's murder.
The Four-H program at Smith Mountain Lake is making some changes in response to allegations of organized fist fights at the camp.
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Several volunteer counselors between the ages of 14 and 19 are accused of staging fights between campers, charging admission, and taking bets on the outcome.
Since the incidents apparently happened late at night, the Virginia Cooperative Extension is now requiring a paid staff person or the camp director to make nightly checks on all lodges.
In business news, plans for a new water bottling plant in Rockbridge County are all dried up.
Big Springs is now out of the running for the facility.
The Nestle Water Company had been interested in the property and environmental testing was underway.
In a move that surprised local economic officials, this week Nestle says they will use a site farther north of Rockbridge to save money in transportation costs.
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((DAVID KLEPPINGER/THE ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP; WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HIGHER QUALITY JOBS WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW TAX REVENUE, AND THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES A COMMUNITY HAS TO ATTRACT A FORTUNE 50 COMPANY OF THE PRESTIGE OF A NESTLE SO THAT ALL ADDS UP THE DISAPPOINTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-David Kleppinger/The Rockbridge Partnership;]
[OUT Q=TO THE DISAPPOINTMENT.]
Kleppinger says they've been working with Nestle on the project since last Fall.
The plant would have created about 250-jobs for the area.
Recently some citizens against the plant formed an alliance.
Officials say that had nothing to do with Nestle's decision.
Wall Street rallied yesterday on the news that Saddam Hussein's two sons were killed.
And, Amazon dot com released its profit report.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]
((> THE PROFIT REPORT CARD FROM AN INTERNET TITAN COULD GIVE THE MARKET A
> LIFT TODAY...
> Amazon.com - the Internet's largest retailer, said it lost less money than
> expected in its second quarter and raised its outlook for the rest of the
> year.. Amazon said revenue rose as the company continued to drive down
> The earnings hit parade continued with Also, keep your eye on sun
> microsystems...which reported a slight quarterly profit.. but revenue at
> sun microsystems fell for the ninth consecutive quarter thanks to weak
> demand for computer servers.
> Developments coming out of Iraq ignited a rally on Wall Street. The Dow
> reversed an early deficit after the US government confirmed that Saddam's
> Hussein's two sons were killed in u-s led raid in Iraq. A string of
> positive earnings news added to the upward momentum.
> the dow climbed 61 points
> while the Nasdaq rocketed 24.
> Keep your eye on the oil patch...
> Crude futures fell 5 percent to close at their lowest level in two weeks
> on that news that Saddam Hussein's two sons were killed. That news helped
> ease some uncertainty about the prospects for Iraqi oil production.
> A new service aims to be the leading
> Windows-computer competition for Apple's successful iTunes Music
> offers song downloads for P-C's for as little as 79 cents a pop. But
> Unlike Apple, different songs on BuyMusic have
> different limits for burning them onto C-D's or copying them to
> other P-C's or portable music devices.
> track all the premarket action at cbs.mw.com.. in new york i'm ac.))
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Severe storms have swept from the south to the north, leaving a path of death and destruction.
The severe weather has killed at least three people.
The storms produced at least one tornado in upstate New York, knocking one home off its foundations.
In Memphis, Tennessee, car windows were shattered and high winds knocked down trees and power lines, which caused thousands to lose electricity.
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In Georgia, two women barely escaped with their lives when a large tree, weakened by the heavy rain, fell on their car.
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((TINA COLE/DRIVER:I ALWAYS SEE THINGS LIKE THIS ON T-V, I NEVER KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN TO ME. ))
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And in Iowa, the governor toured areas hit hard after last weekend's tornadoes and severe storms.
Nearly six- thousand customers there are still without power.
The plan to re-organize the school resource officer program is producing new complaints in the city of Roanoke.
The city has announced changes that will rotate more officers through the program, and limit their years of service in the schools.
Roanoke officials say the plan will strengthen the program, but Patrick Henry parent Alice Hincker is one who disagrees.
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((ALICE HINCKER/PATRICK HENRY HS PARENT: WE'RE NOT ROTATING OUR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS OUT OF SCHOOLS EVERY FEW YEARS, AND I DON'T REALLY SEE ANY REASON TO IMPLEMENT THAT TYPE OF PROGRAM UNLESS YOU'RE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING TO SHAKE UP THE PROGRAM IN A WAY THAT WILL AFFECT INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED FOR A LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Patrick Henry High School Parent;]
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Hincker believes the changes were prompted by the recent controversy involving Officer Butch Lewis.
City officials say their investigation "went well beyond the issues of one officer."
A daycare program in Christiansburg now has a permanent home, thanks to some help from the federal government.
The New River Community Action head start program received a 240-thousand dollar federal loan yesterday to help toward the purchase of its current facility.
The program serves about 50 families in Christiansburg and Shawsville.
Officials say with the funding, they hope to now add more services to the program.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office is investigating a suspicious death in the Callands (KAL-inds) community.
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Deputies responded to Strawberry Creek Lane around 3:30 yesterday morning, and found 44 year Leland Ann Philpott shot to death.
Her husband 47 year Benjamin Joseph Philpott was found alive, but with a single gun shot wound to his head.
Family members at the scene say Mr. Philpott was placing a gun to his head as they were coming into the residence.
He is currently at the UVA Medical Center.
In business news, Amazon dot com posted its second quarter earnings after the closing bell yesterday.
The number one internet retailer reported earnings of 10 cents per share. That's up from nine cents a year ago.
Other companies, including U-P-S, reported their earnings yesterday.
Stan Case has more on the in today's business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
((STOCKS CLOSED UP TUESDAY ON THE STRENGTH OF EARNINGS REPORTS.
THE DOW ENDED THE DAY UP 61 POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ GAINED 24.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE POSTED SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS OF 61-CENTS PER SHARE.
THAT'S UP FROM 54-CENTS A YEAR AGO.
THE SHIPPING COMPANY BEAT ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS BY TWO-CENTS.
U-P-S SAYS FAVORABLE FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES CONTRIBUTED TO INCOME FOR THE QUARTER... AND
SAYS ITS ON TARGET TO HIT ITS THIRD QUARTER FORECAST.
ON MONDAY, U-P-S AGREED TO PAY FIVE-POINT-EIGHT-MILLION-DOLLARS TO END A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT WITH DEAF EMPLOYEES.
THE WORKERS CLAIMED U-P-S DISCRIMINATED AGAINST THEM BECAUSE OF THEIR DISABILITY.
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE REPORTED AN EARNINGS JUMP OF 10-PERCENT FOR ITS SECOND QUARTER.
THE NEW YORK BASED COMPANY POSTED 62-CENTS A SHARE--UP FROM 55-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
COLGATE SAYS BRISK SALES OF ORAL-HYGIENE PRODUCTS HELPED BOOST EARNINGS.
LEHMAN BROTHERS HAS A DEAL.
THE WALL STREET BROKERAGE FIRM IS BUYING NEUBERGER BERMAN.
LEHMAN WILL PAY TWO-POINT-SIX-BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH AND STOCK FOR THE MONEY MANAGER.
FEW EMPLOYEE LAYOFFS ARE EXPECTED BECAUSE OF THE BUY-OUT.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
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You can't tell with the naked eye, but the neighborhood swimming pool may not be as clean as you think.
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In today's Early Years segment, Julie Vallese has some tips on keeping the pool water clean.
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[SUPER=01-George Crocicchia/Pool Manager; :35]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:00]
[OUT Q=I'm Julie Vallese.]
((On a hot summer day --- how can you know that a cool dip in the pool won;t be bad for your health?
SOT-IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO GO TO A POOL AND TELL IF IT'S GOING TO BE CONTAMINATED.
Health experts warn water-borne illnesses --- including the sometimes deadly E.Coli --- can be lurking in any pool ---
just waiting to make you sick.
SOT-THE KEY IS KEEPING PEOPLE OUT WHEN THEY ARE ILL AND ALSO REALIZE IT ISN'T DRINKING WATER.
It sure isn't! Pool experts say perspiration from adults, for instance, is chemically similar to urine.
SOT-THE BIGGEST CONTAMINANTS IS THE BACTERIA THAT EVERY BODY BRINGS IN, I DIDN'T SAY EVERY BODY I SAID EVERY BODY.
In the more than 40 years George Crocicchia has been managing pools not much has changed when it comes to maintainance.
SOT-WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SANITIZING YOUR POOL AT SUCH A LEVEL THAT YOU'RE PREVENTING THAT BACTERI
A FROM ESCALATING.
That means keeping the right ph and chlorine levels.
standup-A common myth at swimming pools is that a strong chlorine smell means the pool is clean.
But experts say in fact what you smell is really excess chlorine turning into a gas.
A sure sign, pool pros say, of improper maintenance.
Even so, says George Crocicchia, parents should think first about their kids, not E-Coli.
SOT-THEY SHOULD BE MORE IN TUNE WITH THE SAFETY OF THEIR CHILD THAN WITH THE WATER.
So go ahead and wade - the water's waiting.
tag-In Bethesda Maryland I'm Julie Vallese.))
Swimmers can help keep pools clean by showering before they get in the pool, not swimming when they're ill and changing children's diapers in restrooms.
(Kim tosses to bump)
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
A former state legislator is about to get a new job in Richmond.
Tommy Jackson is expected to become the next president of the State Board of Education later today. He is a former Delegate from Hillsville.
Jackson says having a Southwest Virginian in charge of the state's educational policies will be a tremendous benefit (------------)
for the region, and one of his main priorities will be helping rural areas attract and keep quality teachers.