[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Saddam Hussein]


U-S forces seem to be getting even closer to Saddam Hussein.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tikrit, Iraq;]


This morning in Tikrit-- Saddam's hometown-- soldiers nabbed one of the former dicatator's bodyguards.
It's believed that two other suspected associates of Saddam were also taken into custody.
Over the weekend, U-S forces stormed farm houses in the same town.
Soldiers think they missed Saddam by a mere 24 hours.
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[Saudi-Arabia]


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


Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is in Washington today to talk to President Bush about a raging controversy over the Congressional report on 9-11.
Many believe information withheld from the report shows Saudi Arabian involvement in the terrorist attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

When the report was released last week, the biggest controversy was over what WASN'T in the pages.
Certain parts of the report were blacked out.
The White House said it was for security reasons, but many democrats didn't buy it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For whatever reason]

(( SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: FOR WHATEVER REASON, THERE'S AN ATTEMPT HERE TO CONCEAL EVIDENCE THAT IMPLICATES THE SAUDI REGIME IN A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Schumer/(D) New York;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=terrible tragedy.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the Saudis insist they have nothing to hide.
Today the foreign minister is expected to ask President Bush to reveal the classified material.
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[VOB-Radford-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC 1:01:28]
[GRAPHIC=Alcohol Sales 4325]

Radford City Council has approved an ordinance that's divided many in the community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The ordinance will allow the sale of beer and wine at six locations in the city during special non-city events. Some of the areas on the list include Bissett Park, Riverside Park and the Radford Recreation center. The measure passed by a vote of three to two, but at least one council member who approved the ordinance suggested re-wording the policy. Councilman Bill (yeh-rick) Yerrick says Bissett Park and the recreation center are areas where young people might be present when alcohol is served.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was ]

((POLLY CORN: I WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR HIM SAY THAT BECAUSE I WAS HONESTLY GOING TO PROPOSE THAT, THAT'S WHAT OUR PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THEY CONSIDER IT A FAMILY FACILITY AND THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REST. ))
[SUPER=01-Polly Corn/Ordinance Opponent; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=the rest.]
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[VO-NAT]

City council did not specify when the ordinance might be brought up again and possibly tightened.
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[11Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC2:01:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Many employees of a Henry County plant have been told not to report to work.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]

Financial problems continue to plague Pillowtex, the owner of this large plant in Fieldale. Pillowtex is operating under a new extension on its bank loans that runs through Thursday. But residents say rumors continue to circulate that it will close for good.
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[SOT 00:07:50 // 00:11:19]
[IN Q=it's going]

((LINDIA BOOTHE/PILLOWTEX WORKER; IT'S GOING TO DEVASTATE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE A WHOLE LOT OF WORKERS THAT WORK THERE.)) ((DAVID S. DAVIS/CHAIRMAN HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A 1-THOUSAND 12-HUNDRED WORKERS AT THAT AREA THAT WILL REALLY RAISE OUR UNEMPLOYMENT HERE LIKE I SAID WE'RE ALREADY ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED ALREADY.))
[SUPER=01-Lindia Boothe/Pillowtex Worker; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-David S. Davis/Chairman Henry Co. Board of Supervisors; :05]
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[OUT Q=DEPRESSED ALREADY]
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[VO-NAT]

Davis says he remains hopeful the company can make a deal with banks or a buyer.
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[11Bonds]


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


A Roanoke man who went to West Virginia to have sex with someone he thought was a young girl will spend two years in federal prison.
53-year-old Frank George Bonds was sentenced yesterday in Huntington, West Virginia.
Bonds pleaded guilty in May to crossing state lines to engage in a criminal sex act with a minor.
He arranged the meeting last year in an Internet chat room, but the supposed 13 year old girl was actually a U-S postal inspector.

[Hope]


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


A memorial service for legendary entertainer Bob Hope is set for next month.
But his funeral will be a private, family affair.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Hope died at home Sunday night, just two months after his 100th birthday, with his family by his side.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((LINDA HOPE/HOPE'S DAUGHTER: I CAN'T TELL HOW YOU BEAUTIFUL, SERENE AND PEACEFUL IT WAS. AND THE FACT THERE WAS A LITTLE AUDIENCE GATHERED EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FAMILY WARMED DAD'S HEART.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Hope/Hope's Daughter;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=dad's heart.]
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[VO-NAT]


During his long and distinguished career, he was a tireless performer and always made time to entertain U-S troops overseas.
President Bush has ordered flags flown at half- staff the day Hope is buried.
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA;]


Meanwhile, the Hollywood Walk of Fame served as a memorial to Hope, as fans gathered there to share their memories of the legendary comedian.
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[11US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways]


In business news, U-S Airways restructuring may be paying off.
The airline posted a 13 million-dollar profit in its first quarter since emerging from bankruptcy protection.
The bottom line was bolstered by a 214 million-dollar handout from the government that masked operating losses.
Still, its 13 million-dollar profit was significantly better than a year-ago, when it lost 248 million dollars.

[Marketwatch]


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


Two banks will pay millions of dollars for their part in the Enron scandal.
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]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((Financial giants J-P Morgan Chase and Citigroup have agreed to pay a total of more than 300 (m) million dollars for help they gave Enron as it manipulated financial statements.The two banks were accused of helping Enron mislead investors by disguising loans as revenue making assets. In addition to the federal payments, the two banks agreed to pay 50 (m) million dollars to New York state and city governments Federal regulators say with the latest settlement, some 324 (m) million dollars has been won from companies for victims of the Enron debacle.
on Wall Street.. investors are awaiting some key economic reports this week.. namely, consumer confidence, gross domestic product and the july unemployment figures..ahead of those reports...
the dow slipped 18 points
the nasdaq rose 4
It may have changed its name, but problems continue to follow the company. MCI, formerly known as Worldcom - is accused of defrauding rivals of hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade by rerouting U.S. long distance calls to Canada to avoid hefty connection fees. AT&T, SBC Communications and Verizon plan to file suit against MCI, which could derail its plans to emerge from bankruptcy next month.
on the stocks to watch list: Telecom giant Sprint posted flat second-quarter profit but its wireless unit added 617,000 customers - far more than expected. track all the premarket action at cbs.mw.com.. in new york i'm ac.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[China-Fireworks]


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


State media in northern China are reporting a disaster at a fireworks factory.
Authorities say 29 people were killed, and at least 141 others were injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Xinji, China;]

China's official news agency says the explosion destroyed the main workroom at the factory, and buildings up to 300 feet away were damaged.
It's not yet clear how many people were inside the factory at the time.
Deadly explosions are often reported China's fireworks factories, despite a safety crackdown last year following a series of high- profile accidents.
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[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC40:30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Lynchburg man now faces murder charges for a fight he was allegedly involved in six weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened in the parking lot of the Radisson Hotel on June 14th.
Police say 31-year-old Gary Webb of Hurt was cut on the face and arm during the altercation. He never regained consciousness and died Saturday morning at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
Police had charged 38-year-old Keith Henry Booth with malicious wounding.. that charge has now been upgraded to murder.
Booth is being held without bond.
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[6-Jail-Break]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:21:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Deputies in Botetourt County say they thwarted a jailbreak at the jailhouse door.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./2001;]


Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says inmate Sterling Dawson attacked a jailer and took her keys and radio Saturday when she was returning him to his cell.
She and two other deputies tackled Dawson before he got to the front door.
Two deputies were treated for scratches and bruises.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dawson was convicted of robbing motels and was waiting to be transferred to prison to serve his sentence.
The Sheriff says he's been moved to the Roanoke City jail and now faces new charges stemming from the attempted jailbreak.

[11Sub-teachers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC 1:21:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It won't be long before students return to class. And Roanoke school officials say they are expecting improvements from last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In the past, Roanoke has had problems recruiting substitute teachers to work in the city, but a new marketing campaign may be changing that.
Two school buses are driven around to advertise that jobs are available.
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[SOT 01:55-2.00]
[IN Q=The idea or the]

((SCOTT MEADOWS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SPOKESPERSON: THE IDEA OR THE OBJECTIVE IS TO INCREASE THE POOL OF SUBSTITUTES THAT WE HAVE IN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Meadows/Roanoke School Spokersperson]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=we have in the city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Increasing the pay from 65 to 85 dollars a day is also helping draw subs to Roanoke.
School officials say sub applicants have roughly doubled since last fall and the substitute teacher shortage should be diminishing.
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[11Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:11:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

This year's Miss Virginia was honored at home.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Officials from Martinsville and Henry County presented Nancy Redd with gifts in a ceremony yesterday. Redd represented the area in the Miss Virginia competition and will now take her skills to the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.
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[SOT 00:09:01]
[IN Q=I'm so honored]

((NANCY REDD/MISS VIRGINIA; I'M SO HONORED AND I THINK IT'S BE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU DON'T FORGET WHERE YOU COME FROM THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS BECAUSE I HAVE A SOLID FOUNDATION HERE EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE PERSON YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DO ))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Redd/Miss Virginia 2003;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=FEEL LIKE I DO.]
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[VO-NAT]

Local officials say Redd is and ideal ambassador and spokesperson for the Southside area. Yesterday, she walked away with the key to the City of Martinsville.
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[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]





[11Walton]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:41:31]
[GRAPHIC=Percy Walton]

A judge has yet to rule on the competence of convicted killer Percy Levar Walton. Walton says he has no memory of the crimes he once admitted committing.
He says he doesn't know why he's on death row. "I don't know. I don't even know," Walton kept saying over and over on the witness stand in federal court yesterday evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The judge spent all day hearing evidence from opposing psychiatric experts, on whether Walton is mentally competent to be executed.
[SUPER=03-Danville/1997]

Walton was convicted of killing three of his neighbors in Danville. He pled guilty to capital murder and said he deserved the electric chair. Now the experts say he's schizophrenic, lives in a "very bizarre" world, pacing his cell, staring into space, refusing to take a shower, laughing at inappropriate times.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

The judge will rule later on Walton's competence.

[Biz-Brief]


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


In other news, stocks ended mixed yesterday. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk]


((INVESTORS CHEERED A FEW STOCK UPGRADES ON MONDAY BUT DECLINED TO PUT THEIR MONEY ON THE LINE.
SOME BUYING GAVE TECH STOCKS A BOOST.


BUT THE DOW LOST 18 POINTS ON THE DAY.
THE NASDAQ'S UPTICK WAS JUST FOUR POINTS.


PFIZER, THE WORLD'S LARGEST DRUGMAKER, REPORTS A NET LOSS IN THE SECOND-QUARTER.
THE 60-BILLION DOLLAR ACQUISITION OF PHARMACIA WEIGHED HEAVILY ON THE BOTTOM LINE.
PFIZER REPORTS THE LOSS AT 48 CENTS A SHARE.
A YEAR-AGO, IT EARNED 32 CENTS.
EXCLUDING ONE-TIME ITEMS, THE COMPANY REPORTED A PROFIT OF 30 CENTS A SHARE.


KELLOGG, THE NATION'S LARGEST CEREAL MAKER, REPORTS SECOND-QUARTER EARNINGS OF 50-CENTS PER SHARE.
THAT'S UP FROM 42 CENTS, A YEAR AGO AND TOPS THE 47 CENTS FORECAST BY ANALYSTS.
THE COMPANY ALSO RAISED ITS FULL-YEAR EARNINGS OUTLOOK. .


A PAIR OF WALL STREET BIGGIES WILL PAY 255-MILLION DOLLARS TO GET THE ENRON SCANDAL OFF THEIR BACKS.
J.P. MORGAN CHASE WILL PONY UP 135-MILLION TO SETTLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER THEY HELPED ENRON DISGUISE LOANS.
CITIGROUP WILL PAY $120 MILLION FOR THE SAME RELiEF.
THE S-E-C SAYS MOST OF THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO REIMBURSE VICTIMS OF ENRON'S ACCOUNTING FRAUD.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))






[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Concord-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:06:53]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State Police have identified the man killed in an Appomattox County crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Emergency crews were called to Route 608 near Concord around 1:45 yesterday afternoon.
State police say 42 year old John Thomas Hudison of Lynchburg was headed south when he ran off the right side of the road, spun around and hit a tree.
He was killed instantly. No one else was involved in the crash.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Campbell-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC17:52]
[GRAPHIC=]


[///WIPE WIPE WIPE////]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


An Evington man was killed when his tractor was hit by a car on Route 29 in Campbell County yesterday morning.
State police say 75-year-old Albert Cox Junior was driving in the right-hand southbound lane around 8:30 when his tractor was hit by another car.
The impact threw Cox from the tractor. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The other vehicle was driven by 29-year-old Wendy Brumfield of Gretna. She was treated and released for minor injuries.
Police say Brumfield lost control of her car. No charges have been filed.
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[Paws-Claws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Paws and Claws]


Less than a day after an Ohio family went on television offering a 10- thousand dollar reward for their dog, Winnie was returned home, and the family made good on their offer.
Jonie Statzer's dog was taken over the weekend, worrying her especially because the dog's three- week- old puppies have a rare, life- threatening condition that can only be treated by their mother.
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[TAKE FS PAWS AND CLAWS]
That's this week's "Paws and Claws" segment.
Jennifer Steiner has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]
[SUPER=01-Adam Hoffrogge/Found Dog;]
[SUPER=01-Joni Statzer/Dog's Owner;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Steiner/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=is priceless.]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=NONE]


That was Jennifer Steiner reporting.
News 7 Mornin will be right back. [BUMP] [COMM]