[Bedford-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Bedford authorities are investigating a shooting. They say one person was shot around 11:30 last night. It happened off Route 43 North towards the Peaks of Otter. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Police caught up with the suspect after he lost control of his car and flipped it over. He is now in police custody. Authorities are not sure what led up to the shooting.

[11Manivong]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]


A Roanoke soldier has been wounded in Iraq. The mother of 31- year- old Kong Manivong says her son was shot, but she has not recieved any word on his condition at this time. She stays in contact through e-mail, and hopes to hear from him soon. Manivong is a 19-92 graduate of Patrick Henry High School and is in the Army.


[Iraq]


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


Another audiotape has emerged, claiming to be the voice of Saddam Hussein.
It calls on supporters to oust American forces from Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the hunt for Saddam continues.
Just days ago, soldiers believed they were on his heels.
Now it seems the trail has grown cold.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We would not]

((RICARDO SANCHEZ/U. S. MILITARY SPOKESMAN: WE WOULD NOT BE TELLING YOU THAT WE ARE HOURS AWAY FROM CAPTURING SADDAM OR DAYS AWAY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Sanchez/U. S. Military Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=anything like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The military is hoping someone will step forward with information, like the person who gave up his sons for a total of 30- million dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are other]
[SUPER=01-Richard Boucher/U. S. State Department Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=about Saddam.]
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[VO-NAT]


As soldiers hunt for Saddam, investigators say they've found physical evidence of weapons of mass destruction.
But they're not offering any other details.
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[Homeland-Security]


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


The Homeland Security Department is starting a test program to screen airline passengers before they get to the airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The federal government will screen a passenger's name, address, phone number, and birthday by cross- checking them with a terrorist watch list.
Officials say they won't use credit histories to put the profile together.
Still, privacy advocates are concerned.
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[PKG-Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC 48:49]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


The future of Victory Stadium has been a topic of serious debate for seven years.
Roanoke City Council voted to build a new stadium amphitheater two years ago, but that didn't stop the debate. Jennifer Wishon has reaction from last night's public forum where the city presented its case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/Favors New Stadium; :13]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Favors Renovating Victory Stadium; :34]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Favors Renovating Victory Stadium; :51]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Howe/Favors New Stadium; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke]


[11Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-032 TC13:46]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex Closing]


Help is on the way for the one-thousand Pillowtex workers who are now unemployed. Governor Mark Warner says state and federal funds will be used to ease the burden of layoffs.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]

Warner met with employees at the union hall yesterday answering questions and explaining their options. Employees need to fill out paperwork with the Virginia Employment Commission to get re-training, unemployment and health care coverage. The Governor says he is also holding out hope that the Fieldale plant could be sold.
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[SOT 12:16:49]
[IN Q=the fact]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER; THE FACT THAT IT WAS MAKING MONEY MEANS THAT IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE THAT ASSET THOSE PEOPLE THAT FACILITY SHOULD BE, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND SOMEONE THAT WILL WANT TO CONTINUE THAT OPERATION.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=THAT OPERATION.]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner says the best chance of that happening is in the next 45-days. The V-E-C will set up at the local high school to handle the influx of Pillowtex workers. A schedule of meeting times can be found on our website, wdbj7 dot- com.
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[11Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC38:36]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon Contract]


This weekend could bring a walkout at Verizon.
Company officials and union leaders continue to negotiate, but so far there is no agreement on a new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Verizon employees walked the picket line yesterday in Richmond.
Their contract expires at midnight Saturday, and union leaders say differences on health insurance and job security have not been resolved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're always hopeful that a strike]

((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT: WE'RE ALWAYS HOPEFUL THAT A STRIKE CAN BE AVERTED AND CAN REACH AGREEMENT, BUT AT THIS TIME WE ARE FAR APART AND WE ARE PLANNING FOR A WALKOUT.)) ((PAUL MILLER/VERIZON SPOKESMAN: WE WOULD HOPE THAT THERE ISN'T A STRIKE. WE CERTAINLY WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN. AND I DON'T THINK OUR CUSTOMERS WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Miller/Verizon Spokesman; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=want to see that happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


There are roughly 13- thousand Verizon employees in Virginia, and about 900 in the area from Roanoke to far southwest Virginia.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The federal government won't be doing any new business with M-C-I.
And, the 30 year mortgage rate has soared above 6 percent.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((A BIG BLOW TO MCI - THE BANKRUPT COMPANY FORMERLY KNOWN AS WORLDCOM... HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SIGNING ANY CONTRACTS WITH THE U-S GOVERNMENT. MCI IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS PRACTICES WHICH LED TO ONE OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACCOUNTING SCANDALS IN HISTORY. WE KNEW IT HAD TO HAPPEN SOMETIME..THE 30 YEAR MORTGAGE RATE HAS SOARED ABOVE 6 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 MONTHS TO 6.14 PERCENT. THAT'S NEARLY ONE FULL PERCENTAGE POINT HIGHER THAN THE HISTORIC LOW OF 5.21 PERCENT REACHED IN JUNE. AS A RESULT, THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SAYSAPPLICATIONS FOR REFINANCING PLUNGED MORE THAN 30 PERCENT LAST WEEK.

On the stocks to watch list:

Walt Disney reported better than expected profit and sales soaring profits at its media networks offset a drop in its theme park attendance.

ON WALL STREET. STOCKS ENDED HIGHER TO CLOSE OUT THE MONTH OF JULY.. THANKS TO A BATCH OF ENCOURAGING ECONOMIC REPORTS

AFTER RALLYING AS MUCH AS 160 POINTS THE DOW FINISHED WITH A MORE MODEST GAIN OF 33 POINTS

AND THE NASDAQ ROSE 14 POINTS

Two more HealthSouth executives have agreed to plead guilty. They're facing charges that include filing false tax returns in a scheme to boost the rehabilitation services company's earnings.

Want to invest in firms doing business protecting the country from terrorism? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani hopes so. He's teaming with Wall Street's Bear Stearns to launch a 300
(m) million-dollar fund. It will invest in firms focused on homeland

security.

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[114H-Fights]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC05:21]
[GRAPHIC=4H Investigation]


An arrest warrant is out for an adult chaperone who allegedly allowed 4-H campers to take part in organized fights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July 7;]


Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton says 19-year-old Joe Cocke (COCK) of Bedford County faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor -- a misdemeanor.
Cocke's expected to turn himself in later today.
Overton says the young man KNEW about the fights but did nothing to stop them.
Three younger teenage counselors are already charged with child abuse, disorderly conduct and assault.
Investigators say the teens staged fistfights between campers as young as 10 and charged admission.
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[Missing-Girl]


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


Investigators hope to learn more about Donna Walker when she makes a court appearance today in Topeka, Kansas.
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[VO-NAT]


The 35- year- old woman surrendered to authorities yesterday.
Walker allegedly claimed to be Shannon Sherill, the abducted daughter of an Indiana family.
Shannon's relatives expressed relief that Walker was finally in custody.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You're a very cruel]

((KELLY CLARK/SHANNON'S STEP-SISTER:YOU'RE A VERY CRUEL AND HEARTLESS PERSON. YOU'RE GUILTY OF ALL THE CHARGES PENDING AGAINST YOU. HAD THE POLICE NOT WHITTLED YOU DOWN TO WHO YOU REALLY ARE, YOU WOULD HAVE CONTINUED THIS FARCE AND EXPLOITING US AND OUR HOPEFUL FEELINGS. ))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Clark/Shannon's Step-Sister;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=and our hopeful feelings.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say Walker's had previous brushes with the law.
She's accused of making crank calls, bomb threats, writing bad checks and using stolen credit cards.
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[Kobe-Bryant]


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


It's a command performance for Kobe Bryant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A Colorado judge has rejected the L-A Laker's request to skip his first court appearance next week in his sexual assault case.
Meanwhile, media attorneys are fighting to unseal documents related to the case.
The defense argues that releasing the documents could hurt their client's right to receive a fair trial.
The judge says he won't rule before Bryant's court appearance on Wednesday.
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[11Roanoke-Symphony]


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


The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra has a new executive director.
Paul Chambers will be on the job today.
Chambers has worked for the Savannah and Wheeling symphonies and was CEO of the Crested Butte Music Festival.


(Kimberly tosses to bump)

[bump-chyron]


[comm #3]


[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Stocks closed in positive territory for the first time this week. 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.]

((SOME STRONG ECONOMIC REPORTS SPARKED RENEWED BUYING INTEREST ON THURSDAY... BUT MUCH OF THE GAIN WAS GIVEN BACK IN THE FINAL HOUR.

THE DOW WAS UP 33 POINTS...

AND THE NASDAQ BY 14.

A SURPRISINGLY STRONG READ ON THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, THE BROADEST MEASURE OF THE ECONOMY, CONTRIBUTED TO PERKING UP INVESTORS.

THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAID G-D-P GREW AT A TWO-POINT-FOUR PERCENT ANNUAL RATE IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

THAT'S UP FROM ONE-POINT-FOUR PERCENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND MUCH BETTER THAN THE ONE-POINT-FIVE PERCENT EXPECTED.

ANALYSTS CAUTIONED THAT IT'S TOO EARLY TO SAY RECOVERY HAS SET IN.


WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS ALSO SHOWED IMPROVEMENT--FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW.

THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING NEW CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FELL LAST WEEK TO 388-THOUSAND FROM A REVISED 391,000 A WEEK EARLIER.

ECONOMISTS HAD FORECAST AN *INCRESE* TO 400-THOUSAND.

AND A REGIONAL MANUFACTURING SURVEY OFFERED A THIRD NOTE OF BUYER INSPIRATION.

THE CHICAGO PURCHASING MANAGERS' INDEX CLIMBED TO 55-POINT-NINE IN JULY, BETTER THAN THE 54 ECONOMISTS HAD FORECAST, AND UP FROM 52-POINT-FIVE IN JUNE.

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

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