[Terror-Tape]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


The Bush administration is once again warning of a possible terrorist attack against Americans.
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[VO-NAT]


That announcement comes after a new audiotape surfaced, apparently from Osama bin Laden's second in command.
[SUPER=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba/File Tape;]


It refers to al-Qaida members being held at the U-S base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The message warns that the U-S will pay dearly if any detainees are harmed.
The U-S plans to try some of them in military tribunals, where they could be subject to the death penalty.
While officials aren't yet sure if the tape is the real thing, the Bush administration isn't taking the threat lightly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It indicates]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL:IT INDICATES THAT THEY'RE STILL INTERESTED IN KILLING US. THAT'S SOMETHING WE'VE KNOWN, AND WE TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY. ))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=we take very seriously.]
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[VO-NAT]


Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security warned that terrorists may try to hijack airplanes by the end of the summer.
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[11Brothers-Return]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-1:49:07]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming]

Two brothers who were stationed overseas during the war with Iraq have returned home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Jason and Justin Jones were both welcomed home by friends and family at their grandmother's house in Roanoke yesterday. Both brothers joined the marines shortly after graduating from Northside High School. In fact, Justin signed up on September 11, 2001. He was deployed to the Middle East in January and got back three weeks ago. He says his unit got a warm welcome from most Iraqis.
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[SOT 00:20:49]
[IN Q=BUT HE HELD ]

((LNC. CRPL. JUSTIN JONES/U.S. MARINE; BUT HE HELD UP THIS PICTURE OF SADDAM SHOWED IT TO ME, MADE SURE HE GOT MY ATTENTION, AND SPIT ON IT. AND THEN GROUND IT INTO THE DIRT WITH HIS FOOT. I KNEW THEN THAT WE HAD PENETRATED AND GOT THEM TO KNOW THAT WE WAS OVER THERE TO HELP THEM REACH THEIR FREEDOM))
[SUPER=01-Lnc. Crpl. Justin Jones/U.S. Marine; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=THEIR FREEDOM]
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[VO-NAT]

His brother Jason was stationed in Japan at the same time tensions between the U-S and North Korea began to flare up. The family reunion has been a little shorter for Jason. He returned to Roanoke last night. He says he wasn't worried about his brother being in a combat zone, but how his family was holding up back home.
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[SOT 00:13:48]
[IN Q=IT WAS HARD ]

((SGT. JASON JONES/U.S. MARINE; IT WAS HARD BEING OVER THERE AND WATCHING THE WAR GOING ON IN IRAQ YOU KNOW. ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAD A SIBLING THERE, MY BROTHER WAS THERE AND WE DIDNT' GET TO TAKE PART. CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SERVICE IF SOMETHINGS GOING ON GENERALLY YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN IT))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jason Jones/U.S. Marine; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= TO TAKE PART IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday was the first time the brothers have been able to see each other in nearly eight months.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Justin will be leaving in a couple of weeks for California where he will be re-deployed. Jason will leave the Marines in November to go to school.


[11Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:15:22]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon]

Verizon and union officials are reportedly making progress toward a new contract. In the meantime, union workers are still on the job while negotiations continue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Employees will receive the same wages and continue to have benefits, but a strike is still a possibility.
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[SOT 1:22:32:13]
[IN Q=We still have the]

((WE STILL HAVE THE POSSIBILITY THAT AT ANY TIME THE NATIONAL COULD ORDER A STRIKE AND AT THAT TIME WE WOULD WALK OFF THE JOB, BUT RIGHT NOW WITH NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUING, AS LONG AS THE COMPANY CONTINUES TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES WITH US WE WILL STAY AT THE TABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=stay at the table]
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[VO-NAT]

Contract negotiations are taking place in Washington. Angell says that for now, employees are happy to be working and receiving benefits, even though they've been preparing for the possibility of a strike for weeks.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The union represents more than a thousand workers in Central and Southwest Virginia.


[11ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:27:23]
[GRAPHIC=ITT]


Union workers at ITT Night Vision returned to work last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Third shift employees were the first to return in six weeks. The union ratified a new contract Saturday with a 69 percent vote. It places caps on insurance premiums and increases pension rates by 54 percent. Mandatory overtime was also reduced. Union leaders say negotiations were slow, but they're happy to have reached an agreement.
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[Gay-Bishop]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
A vote today in Minneapolis, Minnesota could elect the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A New Hampshire clergyman, the Reverend Gene Robinson faces a final vote in the House of Bishops.
Church leaders who believe homosexuality is a sin say the approval of Reverend Robinson will divide the denomination and cause of a fight over parish property and funds.
Liberals, meanwhile, say the threat has been exaggerated.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street gets back to work today after losing some ground on Friday.
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=1:38]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((> INVESTORS BRACING FOR WHAT IS HISTORICALLY A TOUGH MONTH FOR STOCKS. Over > the past 15 years August has BEEN the worst month for the Dow and the S&P > 500... the third worst for the nasdaq. > > the first trading day of august remained true to form, stocks lost ground > following a lackluster jobs report, that showed the economy lost > 44-thousand jobs last month. > > the dow gave back nearly 80 points > > while the nasdaq sank 19. > > > EARNING SEASON IS WINDING DOWN, BUT THERE ARE STILL A FEW COMPANIES LEFT > TO REPORT..INCLUDING GILLETTE, CISCO SYSTEM AND WASTE MANAGEMENT. > > ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: > > ORACLE may continue to capture investors' attention following a report > that 30 states, including California, Texas and New York, have agreed to > join in an antitrust investigation of the software giant's hostile bid for > PeopleSoft > PROCTER AND GAMBLE SAYS FDA DROPPED THE OLESTRA LABEL WARNING REQUIREMENT. > The FDAwill no longer require companies that sell snacks and other foods > containing the controversial fat substitute olestra to warn that it can > cause gastrointestinal distress. > > AUTO SALE STALLED IN JULY.. U.S. vehicles sales at Ford, General Motors > and Chrysler fell last month as car sales plunged from last year's level. > Still - discounted trucks and SUVs remained extremely popular. > > a fairly light economic calendar ahead.. look for reports on factory > orders, second quarter productivity and consumer credit. > > TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Liberia]


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


The worst may be over for refugees in the capital city of Liberia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;]


300 Nigerian peacekeepers are expected to arrive today, with nearly three thousand more likely to follow.
The first food shipments arrived Sunday for refugees. For two months, the country's been in the midst of a civil war, and has begged for international assistance.
The fighting has killed more than a thousand people so far.
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[11Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville Police are looking for a suspect in a weekend shooting. 28-year-old Melissa Kay Walker was shot in the arm around four o-clock yesterday morning while sitting in her car on Jefferson Street. The bullet passed through her arm and into her abdomen. Walker then drove herself to the emergency room at Danville Regional Medical Center. There is no information on her condition at this time.


[Your-Hometown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Hometown]
[GRAPHIC=none]

In this week's Your Hometown report, Brent Watts takes a trip to the town of New Castle in Craig County. It's the county seat, the largest employer is the local supermarket, and despite what some might think, there is NO castle in the town. What it does have is plenty of history, and down-home charm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=+++...]
[SUPER=01-Helen Looney/Craig Co. Historical Society; :46]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Braden/Court Clerk; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Lanier Frantz/Blue Ridge Soaring Society; 1:59]
[RUNS=2:44]
[OUT Q=...town of New Castle (music Ends)]
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]

Brent's next stop will be the City of Bedford.


(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Several economic reports influenced Wall Street on Friday. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk]

((STOCKS TUMBLED FRIDAY AS INVESTORS LOOKED AT THE MIXED ECONOMIC NEWS AND CHOSE TO FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE.

THE DOW LOST NEARLY 80 POINTS...

THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN 19.

A KEY INFLUENCE WAS A REPORT INDICATING EMPLOYERS CUT 44-THOUSAND JOBS FROM THEIR PAYROLLS IN JULY.

ECONOMISTS WERE EXPECTING THEM TO *ADD* 18-THOUSAND JOBS.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, *JUNE'S* JOB CUTS WERE REVISED FROM THE 30-THOUSAND UPWARD TO 72-THOUSAND.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL TO SIX-POINT-TWO PERCENT IN JULY FROM JUNE'S SIX-POINT-FOUR PERCENT.

BUT ECONOMISTS SAID THAT WAS PROBABLY A REFLECTION OF PEOPLE GETTING OUT OF THE JOB MARKET.

THE MANUFACTURING INDEX FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT ROSE TO 51-POINT-EIGHT IN JULY FROM 49-POINT-EIGHT.

THAT MATCHED ESTIMATES... AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE FEBRUARY THAT THE READING CAME IN ABOVE 50--SIGNALING EXPANSION.

BUT INVESTORS APPARENTLY EXPECTED THE NUMBER NOT JUST TO "MEET" EXPECTATIONS.

SEPARATE REPORTS SHOWED THAT BOTH PERSONAL INCOME AND PERSONAL SPENDING INCREASED IN JULY.

AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REVISED ITS READING ON CONSUMER SENTIMENT TO SHOW A RISE TO 90-POINT-NINE, BETTER THAN THE 90-POINT-FIVE EXPECTED--AND UP FROM 90-POINT-THREE.

BUT THE REPORTS GOT LOST IN THE SELL-OFF.

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

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[11Amherst-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Three people are hospitalized after accident in Amherst County. Police say around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, two men were involved in an accident on Coolwell Road, fled the scene, and then were broadsided again by a S-U-V on Route 29 when they ran a stop sign. The driver, 23 year old Garcia Fausto (FOW-stoh) was flown to Lynchburg General. His 25 year old passenger, Pablo Hernandez was flown to U-V-A Medical Center. The driver of the S-U-V was also taken to Lynchburg General. The accident blocked the southbound lanes of 29 for more than two hours. Police say charges are pending.


[11Biker-Sunday]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC-1:13:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Radford congregation got a visit from a former Hell's Angel yesterday morning. As Jennifer Wishon explains, he's using his story to help save others.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of Choir]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Mayson/Former Hell's Angel; :27]
[SUPER=01-Betty Hall/Biker; :42]
[SUPER=01-Joe Strazzire/Fairlawn Church of God Pastor; :53 (VERY QUICK)]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Radford]
(([SOT 42:21:03]

((NATS OF CHOIR)) Services started like they usually do at Fairlawn Church of God on Sunday. But the message was full of real life experiences some can only imagine.
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[SOT 1:16:48:25]
[IN Q=I was president]

((BARRY MAYSON: I WAS PRESIDENT OF THE HELL'S ANGELS CLUB IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA AND RODE WITH SEVERAL CLUBS BEFORE THAT.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=clubs before that]

Barry Mayson says he was raised in a good home and taught right from wrong, but somewhere along the way he got off track.
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[SOT 1:17:12:04]
[IN Q=I didn't never think]

((BARRY MAYSON: I DIDN'T NEVER THINK THAT I COULD EVER GET OUT OF THE DRUGS AND ALL THE ORGANIZED CRIME THAT I WAS A PART OF, BUT TODAY I'M A MINISTER.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=I'm a minister]

A minister that was invited to Radford to reach out to other bikers in the community.
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[SOT 1:12:05:13]
[IN Q=The Hell's Angels]

((BETTY HALL: THE HELL'S ANGELS AND THE PAGANS, THEY ALL HAVE BAD NAMES, BUT THEY'RE NOT ALL BAD. THERE'S GOOD CHRISTIAN BIKERS OUT THERE.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=bikers out there]
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[SOT 1:16:03:27]
[IN Q=It's one of the]

((JOE STRAZZIRE: IT'S ONE OF THE PROFILING AREAS THAT HAPPENS. PEOPLE THAT RIDE MOTORCYCLES HAVE A STIGMA.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=have a stigma]
[SOT 1:19:31:03]

((NATS OF BIKE DRIVING BY)) [COVER BITE]
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[SOT 1:13:41:16]
[IN Q=You don't have to]

((BETTY HALL: YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT HERE AND JOIN THE PAGANS AND THE HELL'S ANGELS. I MEAN THEY'VE GOT SOME FANTASTIC PEOPLE OUT HERE.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=people out here]

Mayson still wears the paint of his former life, but says it serves as a reminder of how far he's come through his faith. He says he decided it was time to make some changes after he found out there was a contract out on his life.
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[SOT 1:17:44:29]
[IN Q=I made a deal with]

((BARRY MAYSON: I MADE A DEAL WITH GOD 26 YEARS AGO. I SAID IF YOU GET ME OUT OF THIS MESS I'LL DO WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO AND I'VE BEEN DOING IT EVER SINCE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=doing it ever since]

Giving new meaning to Angel Forever, Forever Angel. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Radford.))


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
(Kim tosses to bump)

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