[11Road-Closed]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-22:08]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


A road remains closed in the City of Roanoke this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :17+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Wise Avenue Bridge near the Vinton line is blocked off because of the effects of Saturday night's flooding. Authorities say that morning traffic should avoid the area, and the bridge should be reopened later today.
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[Iraq]


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


Another U-S soldier has died in Iraq.
Two others were injured when a police station was bombed.
Military officials say the soldiers were guarding the police post in northern Iraq, when a homemade bomb exploded.

The soldiers were from the Fourth Infantry Division.
57- American troops in Iraq have been killed in fighting since major combat ended May first.

[Liberia]


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


Liberian president Charles Taylor say he's sacrificing his leadership to stop the bloodshed in his country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;]


Yesterday, Taylor delivered a farewell speech, but he'll officially resign later today.
He's expected to hand over power to his vice- president, calling himself a "sacrifical lamb."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That I could]

((CHARLES TAYLOR/LIBERIAN PRESIDENT: THAT I COULD NO LONGER SEE THE BLOOD OF OUR PEOPLE WASTED.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Taylor/Liberian President;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=our people wasted.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Before he was president, Taylor was a warlord, launching Liberia into civil war in 19-89.
Just since June, more than two thousand people have been killed.
But after Taylor's farewell speech, fighters dropped their weapons and shook hands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The people need]

((GENERAL T. BOY/GOVERNMENT SOLDIER:THE PEOPLE NEED PEACE, AND I SEE IT. PEACE. THEY DON'T WANT NO MORE WAR. WE ARE TIRED OF FIGHTING. ))
[SUPER=01-General T. Boy/Government Soldier;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=tired of fighting.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, more than two thousand American soldiers are in warships off the Liberian coast.
There's no word if or when they'll be sent in.
(------------)


[11Infant-Drowning]


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


A Roanoke infant drowned in a bathtub over the weekend. Police say the boy's mother told them she put 10 month old David Anthony Dooley in the bathtub with her 3 year old son to answer a knock on the door. When she returned, the younger child was found in the water. The child was transported to Community Hospital, but was not revived.

[11WV-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-1:37:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Shooting]

An Ohio man was apprehended in Greenbrier County, West Virginia Saturday night after several days on the run.
(------------)

John Richard Mayhew's trouble with the law began in Ohio when police say he shot and killed his former wife and her fiance on Thursday, then took his daughter hostage.
[super=03-Lewisburg, WV; ]

Mayhew was traveling through West Virginia Saturday when he was pulled over by a sheriff's deputy for not having an inspection sticker. State police say when the deputy approached the vehicle and started a conversation, Mayhew pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the chest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT NO Super]
[IN Q=The deputy returned fire ]

(( THE DEPUTY RETURNED FIRE AND WAS ABLE TO PURSUE THE VEHICLE GIVING OUT INFORMATION TO THE 911 CENTER. ))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=TO THE 911 CENTER. ]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police say the chase ended when Mayhew's vehicle was disabled by stop sticks. It was then police discovered Mayhew had shot his daughter and shot himself. She died at Roanoke Memorial-- Mayhew is also at R-M-H in serious condition.
(------------)






[11Danville-Gangs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-1:57:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Danville police department and a local minister are working together to address the problem of gangs and gang violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

The Reverend Alfonzo Tate is using his church to hold a seminar this week for the community to discuss the issue. Two Danville police officers will also be on hand to take part in the discussion.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE WHEN PAGE FS] The Gang Awareness Seminar will be held tomorrow afternoon at four o' clock... [TAKE WHERE PAGE FS] at the Immanuel Kingdom Praise and Worship Center on North Main Street in Danville.
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[11Fiddlers-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-2:03:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bands from Galax and North Wilkesboro, North Carolina took top honors this weekend in the Old Fiddlers Convention.
And a fiddle player from Orma, West Virginia was named best all-around performer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/Saturday;]


Frequent rain left Felts Park deep in mud, but the crowds came and the musicians played on.
(//////SOT/////)

[NAT SOUND OF BAND]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=nat music]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


This year, the chamber of commerce recognized Harold Mitchell for 30 years as master of ceremonies.
And first time visitors included a musician from Mali who plays a gourd banjo.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I am so happy to meet them]

((I AM SO HAPPY TO MEET THEM AND HEAR THE GOOD MUSIC. WE DON'T SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE, BUT MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL.))
[SUPER=01-Hamada Diabate/West African Musician; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=but music is universal.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This was the 68th year of the Old Fiddlers Convention. More than 1500 musicians, and almost 300 bands registered for the competition.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The Bluegrass Review won the bluegrass band competition, while the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters were named the top Oldtime Band.
Fiddler Jake Krack was named the Best All- Around Performer.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street begins the week mixed.
and McDonald's reports an increase in sales.
Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((GOOD MORNING:
STOCKS ENDED MIXED FRIDAY WITH THE DOW .... POSTING A DOUBLE DIGIT GAIN AND THE NASDAQ WRACKING UP IT'S 6TH CONSECUTIVE LOSING SESSION...
THE DOW GAINED ABOUT 65 WHILE THE NASDAQ DIPPED 8
DOW COMPONENT MC DONALDS LEAD THE BLUE CHIPS HIGHER....THE WORLDS LARGEST RESTAURANT CHAIN REPORTED IT'S 3RD STRAIGHT MONTHLY SALES INCREASE...CREDITING STRONG SALES IN TWO NEW MENU ITEMS....GRILLED BREAKFAST SANDWHICHES AND PREMIUM SALADS....EASTMAN KODAK IS AMONG THE DAYS BIG LOSERS ON THE DOW.....
THE NASDAQ WAS DRAGGED DOWN BY CONTINUED WEAKNESS IN CHIP STOCKS...INTEL AND BROADCOM ARE LOWER AFTER BROADCOM AGREED TO PAY IT'S RIVAL 60 MILLION DOLLARS TO SETTLE A PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT...TWO OTHER CHIPS ARE DOWN...NVIDIA GRAPHICS LOSING ABOUT 20 PERCENT, APPLIED MATERIALS LOSING 5 PERCENT.
RETAIL STOCKS HAD ANOTHER STRONG DAY, BEST BUY CRUISED TO A 52 WEEK HIGH, AND COACH LEATHER WAS HIGHER AFTER IT'S BOARD APPROVED A 2 FOR 1 STOCK SPLIT...TWO RETAILERS NOT JOINING IN THE PARTY, PAYLESS SHOE SOURCE AND ROSS STORES.
PEPSICO AND COCA COLA FINISHED ON THE UPSIDE, DESPITE A BIZARRE REPORT FROM INDIA...IN THAT BILLION DOLLAR MARKET FOR AMERICAN COLA PRODUCTS, SALES HAVE SLUMPED BY SOME 50 PERCENT, AFTER A LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP REPORTED BOTH COKE AND PEPSI WERE LACED WITH PESTICIDES FROM CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER USED IN THE BOTTLING PROCESS..BOTH COMPANIES DENIED THE CHARGES.
LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK-INVESTORS WILL GET SEVERAL MARKET MOVING REPORTS INCLUDING THE LATEST INFLATION NUMBERS, RETAIL SALES FIGURES AND THE MONTHLY TAKE ON CONSUMER SENTIMENT
GET MORE BUSINESS NEWS AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.
I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKET WATCH NEW YORK.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Church-React]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Gene Robinson returned home to his church in New Hampshire yesterday. He's the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, which has caused some controversy. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, the church has a long history of agreeing to disagree.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Tuesday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bishop Neff Powell/Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Va.; :06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
[SUPER=01-Gerald McDermott/Professor of Religion; :37]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Church Minister; 1:21]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 2:07]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

(( The Episcopal hurch made history when it elected an openly gay bishop last week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:41:02]
[IN Q=We prayed endlessly]

((NEFF POWELL: WE PRAYED ENDLESSLY AND CEASELESSLY. WE WERE VERY THOUGHTFUL AND ATTENTIVE AS WE SPOKE AND ESPECIALLY AS WE DEBATED THE HARD ISSUES.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=the hard issues]

Neff Powell is the Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia and cast a ballot in the controversial vote.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:26:19]
[IN Q=There's a line]

((NELL POWELL: THERE'S A LINE FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES THAT SAYS IF IT'S OF GOD IT WILL FLOURISH AND IF IT'S NOT IT WILL DWINDLE.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=it will dwindle]

Those who oppose the decision believe the church will suffer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:52:14:27]
[IN Q=There's a significant]

((GERALD MCDERMOTT: THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF EPISCOPALIANS WHO HAVE DEEP TROUBLE WITH THIS OR ARE DEEPLY DISTURBED SO IT'S GOING TO DIVIDE THE CHURCH.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=divide the church]

A number of congregations broke away 25 years ago when the church decided to ordain women, but McDermott says THIS is an issue that won't pass.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:50:55:26]
[IN Q=I would say those]

((GERALD MCDERMOTT: I WOULD SAY THOSE TWO THINGS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND SUPPORT IN THE BIBLE FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN BUT YOU CANNOT FIND SUPPORT IN THE BIBLE FOR THE PRACTICE OF HOMOSEXUALITY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=of homosexuality]

Catherine Houchins once worshiped as an Episcopalian until she was asked to leave because of her sexual orientation. She says she's thrilled that Bishop Robinson can now be true to himself and his congregation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 35:41:07]
[IN Q=I think it's important]

((CATHERINE HOUCHINS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TRY TO BE AUTHENTIC IN OUR LIVES AND THAT MEANS BEING AUTHENTIC IN OUR THEOLOGY, IN THE CHOICE OF WHOM WE LOVE. I APPLAUD HIS ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO BE WHO HE IS, TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH HIS FAITH, HIS PARTNER. I THINK IT'S AN INTERESTING AND POSITIVE ROLE MODEL.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=positive role model]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:50:21]
[IN Q=It's a sign of]

((NEFF POWELL: IT'S A SIGN OF AFFIRMATION AND ACCEPTANCE FOR THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=lesbian community]

An affirmation McDermott doesn't agree with, but not because of prejudices.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:22:24]
[IN Q=I don't want to]

((GERALD MCDERMOTT: I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT HETEROSEXUALS ARE MORAL WHEREAS HOMOSEXUALS ARE IMMORAL. WE'RE ALL IMMORAL. LAUGHTER))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=we're all immoral. Laughter]

No matter how they feel about the issue, Bishop Powell hopes church members can accept that they're all Christians, even when they disagree. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))


[Hines]


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


The man who was called the greatest tap dancer of his generation has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"60 Minutes";]


Gregory Hines died in Los Angeles over the weekend.
His agent says he had cancer.
The Tony and Emmy Award- winning dancer performed in films like "White Nights" with Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Hines also starred in comedy and action movies like "Running Scared" and "The Cotton Club," and was one of Hollywood's most versatile performers.
Gregory Hines was 57 years old.
(------------)


[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was the weekend of the remake at the box office. Zach Irwan has more on the movies that made the top five.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"S.W.A.T" - Columbia; :00]
[SUPER=04-"Freaky Friday" - Walt Disney Pictures; :24]
[SUPER=04-"American Wedding" - Universal; :45]
[SUPER=04-"Pirates of the Carribean" - Walt Disney Pictures; 1:06]
[SUPER=04-"Seabiscuit" - Universal; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=I'm Zach Irwan reporting.]


(( "All 61-16 a foot pursuit, suspect headed south, (inaudible), One black male in laker purple. One black male in laker purple."


THE REMAKE OF THE 19-70'S TELEVISION SERIES "S.W.A.T" LOCKED DOWN THE NUMBER ONE POSITION AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND. THE MOVIE STARRING SAMUEL L. JACKSON, COLIN FARRELL, AND L-L COOL J TOOK IN AN ESTIMATED 37-MILLION DOLLARS.


"You think my life is prefect? You couldn't last one day in my high school. Cookie?"


JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND LINDSAY LOHAN PULL OFF A ROLE REVERSAL AS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, OR IS IT DAUGHTER AND MOTHER, IN FREAKY FRIDAY. THE REMAKE OF THE 19-76 MOVIE BY THE SAME TITLE, PULLED IN OVER 22-MILLION DOLLARS AS THE NUMBER TWO MOVIE THIS WEEKEND.


"Jim you've given me everything I've ever wanted And it's my solemn vow to give everything I am to you."


AMERICAN WEDDING TIED THE KNOT WITH THE NUMBER THREE SPOT THIS WEEKEND...JUST ONE WEEK AFTER DEBUTING AS THE TOP FLICK AT THE BOX OFFICE.
THE MOVIE TOOK HOME OVER 15 MILLION DOLLARS IN TICKET SALES.


nat sound of sword fighting


"PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN FOUGHT TO STAY IN THE TOP FIVE, AND IT DID, REACHING THE NUMBER FOUR SPOT.
nat sound of a horserace
SEABISCUIT WAS JOCKEYING FOR POSITION IN THE TOP FIVE, AND IT CROSSES THE FINISH LINE AT NUMBER FIVE.
I'M ZACH IRWIN REPORTING.))

[Gas-Prices]


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


Vacation season is still in full swing, but it'll cost you more to take that road trip.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Lundberg Survey finds gas prices rose an average of four cents per gallon over the past two weeks.
The average around the nation is just over a dollar- 59.
Experts say prices could increase even more.
They say that's because higher wholesale prices haven't been entirely passed through to the retail level yet.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Parkway-Clark]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC-1:02:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]

After working for 17 years on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke Area Supervisor Ed Clark will soon have a new position.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Clark is transferring to Shenandoah National Park, where he will become senior Resource Protection Manager.
Clark was just out of high school when he started working on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and says it will be hard to leave.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is really home]

((THIS IS REALLY HOME. AND I HAVE HAD SUCH A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH SO MANY FOLKS HERE OVER THE YEARS, AND REALLY BUILT A GOOD TEAM. IT'S DIFFICULT TO LEAVE, BUT I'M EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW DUTIES AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT VERY MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Clark/Supervisory Park Ranger;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=looking forward to it very much.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Clark's replacement, Johnny Murphy, comes to the Blue Ridge Parkway from Alaska, where he currently works as a bush pilot.


[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Wall Street gets back to work this morning. And Freddie Mac faces a lawsuit. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY, BLUE CHIPS STRUGGLED UPWARD, AND TECHS DRIFTED LOWER ON FRIDAY.


THE DOW WAS UP 64 POINTS.
AND THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN EIGHT.


MCDONALD'S REPORTS BOOMING SALES FOR JULY.
THE NINE-POINT-NINE PERCENT INCREASE --AT ITS U-S STORES OPEN MORE THAN A YEAR-- WAS HELPED BY NEW SALAD AND BREAKFAST ENTREES.
SHARES OF THE BURGER GIANT WERE UP EIGHT PERCENT.
MCDONALD'S HAS ENDURED A YEAR OF SLUMPING SALES WORLDWIDE, AND IS WORKING TO TURN ITSELF AROUND.


HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL WARNS THAT A FEDERAL ORDER TO CLEAN UP A CONTAMINATED SITE COULD HAVE A "MATERIAL ADVERSE IMPACT" ON ITS EARNINGS.
IN MAY, A JUDGE ORDERED HONEYWELL TO EXCAVATE ABOUT A MILLION TONS OF SOIL ALONG THE HACKENSACK RIVER IN NEW JERSEY AND REMOVE TRACES OF CHROMIUM.
AN EXPERT HAS TESTIFIED THE CLEANUP COULD COST 400-MILLION DOLLARS.


FREDDIE MAC, THE SECOND-LARGEST BUYER OF U-S HOME MORTGAGES, IS BEING SUED BY TWO STATES AND A LABOR UNION.
TWO OF THE PLAINTIFFS HAVE COMBINED THEIR SUITS AND ARE SEEKING CLASS ACTION STATUS IN TRYING TO RECOVER INVESTMENT LOSSES.
THE WEST VIRGINIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BOARD AND THE CENTRAL STATES TEAMSTER FUND, ALONG WITH TWO STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS IN OHIO, ACCUSE FREDDIE MAC OF MISLEADING INVESTORS.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))






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


[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#= field tape 26:23, ****NEEDS VIDEO OVER INTERVIEW, VIDEO IS AFTER INTERVIEW]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]


Last year two people in Florida contracted the West Nile virus after receiving blood transfusions.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FS HEALTHY LIVING]
In this week's Healthy Living, Joy Sutton shows us what's being done locally to protect the blood supply.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As of July the blood]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Pittman/Carilion Medical Dir. Transfusion Services; :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=2:58]
[OUT Q=that's this weeks healthy living]



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