[Power-Outage]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


It's dark and hot in millions of homes this morning across the northeastern U-S and southern Canada after the largest power outage in U-S history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Power is slowly, but surely being restored. However, much of the Manhattan is still in the dark.
The morning commute is expected to be a mess, because the subways are still shut down.
The blackout struck yesterday afternoon, at the beginning of rush hour.
No power meant no T-V and no information, which led to a state of confusion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Like all these ]

((LIKE ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE JUST LOOKING AROUND DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON OR WHAT HAPPENED.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=or what happened.]
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[VO-NAT]


The blackout stretched from New York to Detroit, and into Canada.
It's believed that a power plant in the Niagara Falls area went out first, leading to the domino effect.
Officials aren't sure what exactly caused the outage, but President Bush has ruled out terrorism.
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[PKG-Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC 1:06:05]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Negotiations]

It's been months since Goodyear's contract with its union expired. Now the company's imposed a deadline of noon today to reach a tentative agreement. If an agreement is NOT reached, the company plans to move forward with ways to ensure Goodyear's success. Jennifer Wishon spoke to workers in Danville last night and has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Union employees at]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dana Dixon/Local 831 Spokesman; :12]
[SUPER=03-Providence, NC; :45]
[SUPER=01-Johnnie Dodd/Goodyear Retiree; :54]
[SUPER=01-Terry Trull/Local 831 Vice-President; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

((Union employees at Danville's Goodyear plant have been working day to day since their contract expired April 19th. Now everyone has their sights set on midday Friday.
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[SOT 43:37:25]
[IN Q=They want a tentative]

((DANA DIXON: THEY WANT A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BY NOON TOMORROW OR THEY INTEND TO TAKE OTHER ACTION, IN THEIR WORDS TO SAVE THE COMPANY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=save the company]

A Goodyear spokeswoman was not available for comment, and union officials say they're not sure what action the company plans to take.
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[SOT 44:09:27]
[IN Q=The only piece]

((DANA DIXON: THE ONLY PIECE OF THE PLAN THAT WE'VE HEARD THIS FAR IS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO MOVE UP TO 15 PERCENT OF PRODUCTION TO CHINA.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=production to China]

Dixon says that could mean the company would close up to four plants, but for now, the Danville facility is safe. After nearly four months of negotiations, the union says the two sides remain far apart on major issues like job security and health care benefits. Retirees like Johnnie Dodd are starting to get concerned.
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[SOT 53:33:07]
[IN Q=When you retire]

((JOHNNIE DODD: WHEN YOU RETIRE AT 60 OR 65 YEARS OLD YOU PLAN ON THESE ITEMS THE COMPANY HAS GUARANTEED YOU AND THEN THEY COME UP THIS TIME AND SAY THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU YOUR BENEFITS. IT'S SOMETHING THE RETIREES HAVE NO RECOURSE TO TAKE ACTION.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=to take action]

Employees remain hopeful the two sides can reach an agreement soon, but they're prepared for whatever happens.
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[SOT 47:28:18]
[IN Q=Our people are]

((TERRY TRULL: OUR PEOPLE ARE BEHIND THE POLICY COMMITTEE THAT NEGOTIATES 100 PERCENT AND THEY'RE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES WHETHER IT BE STRIKE, CONTINUE WORKING DAY TO DAY OR WHATEVER.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=day or whatever]

So for now it's mostly a waiting game. Union leaders say they'll wait to learn more about the company's plan before making any drastic moves. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[VOB-Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net R]
[GRAPHIC=Butch Lewis 2085]


School Resource Officer Butch Lewis says he's very happy to be returning to the job he held for ten years.
Though his assignment to Patrick Henry High School may be temporary, Lewis says he's keeping an open mind and hoping for the best.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Lewis was transferred in June, after sharing his concerns about school safety with a newspaper reporter.
He agreed to suspend his grievances, and the city allowed him to return to P-H while a new task force takes a closer look at the Resource Officer Program.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd like to thank]

((I'D LIKE TO THANK MRS. BURCHAM FOR MAKING THE DECISION, EVEN THOUGH IT'S ONLY ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. IT'S SOMETHING THAT I HAVE SPENT TEN YEARS DOING AND I THINK THAT I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, 03:48 AND HOPEFULLY AT THE END OF THREE FOUR MONTHS WHEN THE TASK FORCE MAKES A DECISION IT'LL BE THE RIGHT DECISION. THEY CAN LOOK AT THE PROGRAM AS A WHOLE AND MAYBE THEY WON'T CHANGE THE PROGRAM. MAYBE THEY'LL LEAVE IT AS IS.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/School Resource Officer]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=leave it as is.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Lewis is expected to return to his job on the Patrick Henry campus on Tuesday.


[6-Short-Family]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:36:22]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Today is the one year anniversary of the unsolved murders of a 9-year-old girl and her parents.
Marya Jones met with relatives of Jennifer, Michael and Mary Short.
They are still in shock one year later and eager to see a killer brought to justice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We really miss them.]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :04 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Young/Jennifer's Aunt; :13]
[SUPER=04-August 20; :30]
[SUPER=01-Chris Young/Jennifer's Uncle; :51]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:06 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=MJ News 7.]
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[SOT 3:42]

((CHRIS YOUNG: WE REALLY MISS THEM.)) [RUNS:03]
Chris and Ruby Young have tried not to think about August 15th, 2002.
But it's hard for the couple to forget the day they lost their 9-year-old niece and her parents.
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[SOT 8:54]

((RUBY YOUNG: I DON'T THINK YOU EVER CAN. I THINK IT'S ALWAYS THERE. )) [RUNS:04]
Michael and Mary Short were found, shot and killed where they slept.
Their daughter Jennifer was kidnapped.
The Youngs filed paperwork to be her legal guardians and appealed for her safe return.
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[SOT tape 02-27, tc 56:22]

((RUBY YOUNG/AUGUST 21, 2002: JENNIFER, WE MISS YOU AND WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP.)) [RUNS:07]
But six weeks later, her bones turned up in North Carolina.
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[SOT 9:03]

((RUBY YOUNG: JUST SEEMS LIKE A PART OF YOU'S GONE.)) [RUNS:01]
The last time they saw Jennifer, Michael and Mary was at a 4th of July cookout. This year, they still felt their presence.
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[SOT 1:47]

((CHRIS YOUNG: WHEN THEY WERE HERE, THERE WAS A BUTTERFLY THAT LANDED ON ALL OF US. THIS TIME, THE BUTTERFLY DID THE SAME THING. )) [RUNS:11]
The memories can be tough to deal with, but knowing a killer is still free is even harder.
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[SOT 9:31]

((RUBY YOUNG: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT SOMEBODY'S OUT THERE THAT COULD DO SUCH A HORRIBLE THING AS THIS. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THEY'RE STILL OUT THERE WALKING AROUND. )) [RUNS:08]
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[SOT 15:06]

((CHRIS YOUNG: SOMEBODY HAD TO SEE SOMETHING.)) [RUNS:01]
The Youngs believe investigators WILL solve the case and hold out hope someone will come forward to help them.
But even that, they say, won't take the pain away.
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[SOT 4:29]

((CHRIS YOUNG: it still doesn't bring them back.)) [RUNS:01]
Marya Jones, News-7.))

[Terrorist-Arrest]


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


President Bush says he's "one of the world's most lethal terrorists."
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[VO-NAT]


The suspected al-Qaida terrorist known as Hambali has been captured in Southeast Asia, and is now in U-S hands.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Authorities say he was trying to recruit pilots for another September 11th- type attack.
He's suspected of planning last year's nightclub bombing in Indonesia, and allegedly has close ties to the alleged mastermind of the 9-11 attacks.
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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, the largest power outage in U-S history won't black out trading today. The New York Stock Exchange says it plans to open for business as usual. Here's Stan Case with today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((STOCKS CLOSED UP THURSDAY.
THE MARKETS ENDED BUSINESS JUST BEFORE THE MASSIVE ELECTRICITY OUTAGE IN NEW YORK CITY.


THE DOW CLOSED UP 38 POINTS...AND THE NASDAQ GAINED 13.


FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ROSE TO 398,000 FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 9TH.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT'S UP TWO-THOUSAND FROM THE WEEK BEFORE.
BUT FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK, NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS REMAINED BELOW 400,000.
ANY NUMBER ABOVE THAT INDICATES A WEAK JOB MARKET.
THE U-S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS AT SIX-POINT-TWO PERCENT.


TARGET HAS POSTED EARNINGS OF 39-CENTS PER SHARE FOR ITS SECOND QUARTER...UP A PENNY FROM A YEAR AGO.
THE RETAILER FELL SHORT OF ANALYST'S EXPECTATIONS BY ONE CENT.
THE RETAILER SAYS IT'S QUARTERLY REVENUE ROSE NINE-POINT-ONE PERCENT TO 10-POINT-98-BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING AUGUST SECOND.


PEP BOYS REPORTED A LOSS OF 70-CENTS PER SHARE FOR ITS SECOND QUARTER.
THAT'S DOWN FROM A PROFIT OF 30-CENTS PER SHARE A YEAR AGO.
THE COMPANY SAYS RESTRUCTURING CHARGES CONTRIBUTED TO THE 36-POINT-FOUR MILLION DOLLAR LOSS.
IN JULY, PEP BOYS CLOSED 33 STORES AND CUT 160 JOBS.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Bedford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC2:04:32]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Some Bedford County residents are calling for safety improvements to the intersection where a man was killed yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT - :32.5]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Police say 55 year old Harold David Jennings was driving a delivery truck North on Route 122. 72 year old Harry Leigh Peters pulled out from Route 24, striking the truck, causing it to spin out of control, and flip over. Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene, and police say he was NOT wearing his seatbelt. Peters was not hurt. Police are consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorney to determine if charges should be filed. Meanwhile, residents say that they're tired of seeing these accidents, and want VDOT to rebuild the intersection or put in a stoplight.
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[SOT - 11:20/5:54]
[INQ=Everybody...]

((NANCY LAURENT/LANCER MART OWNER; EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS A PROBLEM. WE JUST REALLY NEED SOMETHING DONE.)) ((RICKY TUCK/MONETA FIRE CHIEF; THERE'S MORE TRAFFIC SO I THINK IT'S GETTING MORE ATTENTION, AND IT'S MORE OF A PROBLEM. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Laurent/Lancer Mart Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Chief; :05]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=something that's happened overnight.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

A VDOT engineer says that they have been working on a solution for about 3 years. State money has been earmarked for the project, but it will not be available until July.
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[11Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC17:44]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Pittsylvania County authorities are searching for two people who fled the scene of an accident yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

Police say this Oldsmobile was traveling West on Route 58 around three yesterday afternoon when it lost control and wrecked in the median. But when police responded, they only found the car. Witnesses say they saw both the driver and passenger walking west toward Martinsville. Authorities aren't sure who the occupants are or why they took off.
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[Liberia]


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


There's a mood of celebration in Liberia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;]

Rebel troops who had kept the capital, Monrovia under siege for two months have left the city.
American troops and West African peacekeepers are now guarding the main port.
Bridges leading to the port area are beginning to re- open and international aid is beginning to flow in.
Three tons of food supplies are expected to arrive later today.
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[comm #3]



[Echols]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The part-owner of Duncan Ford in Rocky Mount is on probation for transporting moonshine.
Officials say 49 year old Ronnie Dean Echols was sentenced to probation yesterday in exchange for his guilty plea in May.
After receiving a tip, police pulled Echols over on Route 220 in Boones Mill and found 20 gallons of moonshine in t

he back of his S-U-V. [Bombing-Arrest]


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


Authorities in Indonesia say they've made an arrest in last week's deadly blast at the J-W Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Officials aren't yet naming the suspect, but say the person was captured outside of Jakarta several days ago.
The national police chief says other possible suspects are being questioned.
The August fifth bombing killed twelve people and injured about 150 others.
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[11Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:29:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In another case, community activists recently discovered somebody had falsified V-DOT comment sheets, favoring a certain highway improvement project in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

Now, that discovery has led to a full-blown criminal investigation. The intersection at Routes 608 and 626 remains unchanged, while a Special Grand Jury tries to find out who's forged the forms. Supervisor Kirby Richardson signed one of the comment sheets. There are 38 suspiciously like it.
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[SOT 2:18:25]
[IN Q=Get on out]

((GET ON OUT OF HERE WITH THAT. YOU'RE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. GET ON OUT OF HERE WITH THAT CAMERA. You're a public servant. Is that correct, an elected official? I'M A PUBLIC SERVANT, BUT THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHT HERE.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=property right here]
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[VO-NAT]

While V-DOT always seeks public comment on proposed highway projects, the department says support or opposition to a project does not make or break it.
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[11Grandin-Theatre]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:40:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The stars are out -- day and night -- on Grandin Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


630 of them were unveiled on the sidewalk in front of the Grandin Theatre.
Each star represents a supporter who donated one-thousand dollars to help restore the Roanoke landmark.
130 are still up for grabs.
The Grandin's also kicking off a campaign rewarding a 250-dollar contribution with a theatre seat engraved with the donor's name.
The whole neighborhood is reaping the benefits.
Since the theatre reopened, three new restaurants have come to the area.
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[Desk 3-shot]

(Toss to Steve for weekend preview) [Weekend-Preview]



[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#=Wknd Preview]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]




(Steve adlibs intro)


[WEEKEND PREVIEW BAM FS 8026ESSC]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=(music)]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=be right back..]




(Tape tosses to bump)


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[2-11Onzlee-Ware]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC 1:05:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Onzlee Ware won't let accusations of abuse derail his campaign for the House of Delegates. The Democrat's wife of less than a year, Rena (Ruh-NAY) Berry, this week filed for divorce.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=04-June 11;]

[***** ON TAPE 03-13 AT 1:28:44******] The documents were filed six days after Ware took out a suit requesting the court divide property he and Berry share.

The divorce papers accuse Ware of physical and drug abuse, larceny and adultery. His attorney says Ware denies the charges and that his campaign will continue unchanged.
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[SOT 10:11:59-10:12:15]
[IN Q=I don't think it's gonna hurt...]

((ERIC SPENCER/WARE'S ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK IT'S GONNA HURT HIS CAMPAIGN ESPECIALLY SINCE HE'S RUNNING UNOPPOSED. I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS RENA'S INTENT IN FILING AT THIS TIME. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE TIMING FOR THAT TO MAKE YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Spencer/Ware's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=to make your own conclusions.]
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[VO NAT] Ware is poised to become the first African American from Western Virginia elected to the House.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

He and Berry, a Roanoke attorney and substitute judge, were married last September. Berry's lawyer, Thomas Wray, says they'll be asking for a jurisdiction change. He did not want to go on camera but says Berry stands by the charges.