[11Salem-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC58:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters in Salem didn't get much of a break overnight. They're still on the scene of a fire that ripped through a hardware store yesterday. Investigators say they'll begin searching for the cause of the blaze later this morning.
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The fire at the True Value Northwest Hardware store on West Main Street started a little before eleven yesterday morning.
A passerby and neighbor noticed the smoke and alerted the seven employees and dozen customers inside. Dozens of emergency crews from Salem and Roanoke County struggled against flare-ups caused by chemicals such as fertilizers, paint and propane gas. Hazmat crews and a private company came in to contain run-off and protect the area's water supply. Authorities say traffic is still reduced to two lanes this morning. The owner says he plans to rebuild.
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[11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=503-01 TC38:03]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Negotiations]


Contract talks between Goodyear and union negotiators have cleared the latest hurdle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/FileTape]


Last night, the company and the United Steelworkers Union agreed to a tentative three-year deal.
It'll cover 16-thousand Goodyear employees at 14 plants, including one in Danville. About two-thousand people work there.
Union negotiators say the latest offer had stronger health care benefits for workers and retirees than what the company offered before.
Members of the steelworkers union still must vote on the contract before it is ratified. That could come next week.
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[UN-Meeting]


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


Secretary of State Colin Powell is working the phones, asking European allies to send in troops as back- ups for U-S forces in Iraq.
Today Powell is heading to the U-N for talks with Secretary General Kofi Annan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Diplomatic sources say the two will discuss the possibility of a new U-N resolution-- one that would encourage other nations to contribute troops to Iraq and form an international peacekeeping force.
Meanwhile, following the deadly truck bombing of their headquarters, some U-N workers are leaving Baghdad.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Without security]

((KOFI ANNAN/UN SECRETARY GENERAL:WITHOUT SECURITY QUITE A LOT OF THINGS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WANTS TO DO CANNOT HAPPEN. ))
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/U. N. Secretary General;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated runs time!!)
[OUT Q=cannot happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators have learned that officials in Iraq were warned of this week's bombing attack.
A member of Iraq's governing council says intelligence pointed to several targets in Baghdad, including the U-N.
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[WV-Shooting]


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


Authorities say there's been another shooting at a West Virginia convenience store.
This one happened in Dunbar, about six miles from Charleston.
No one was killed or injured in last night's incident, and authorities don't yet know whether it's connected to three recent sniper-style shootings in the area.
Authorities say a deputy chased a pickup truck nearby, but lost it.

[AM-Workman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Timothy Workman 2025]

A former federal drug agent is scheduled for sentencing today, for a shooting death outside a Roanoke restaurant.
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[VO-NAT from 02-46 6:01]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October;]

The jury that convicted Timothy Workman of voluntary manslaughter last October recommended a sentence of six years and nine months. He could get all of that today, or he might receive a shorter sentence, but he can't get more. [From 02-01 TC48:02]
[SUPER=04-February 2002;]

Workman was convicted for killing Keith Bailey outside O'Charley's restaurant near the Valley View Mall 19 months ago. He was off duty at the time when the two got into a fight.
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[11Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC1:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=Alcohol Sales]


A Roanoke minister says he's disappointed the city is moving forward to sell more alcohol at Civic Center events.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The A-B-C board granted the city an expanded license in June despite strong opposition from area churches.
The Civic Center plans to begin selling beer and wine at the Del McCoury concert in September.
City leaders say the license will not be used at family or religious events.
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[SOT 20:42]
[IN Q=I approve of going]

((MINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: I APPROVE OF GOING ALONG WITH THE POLICY. WE ARE NOT WANTING TO BREAK ANY OF THE RULES. I LIKE BEING UNDER MICROSCOPE BECAUSE ANYONE WHO IS OPPOSED TO IT WILL SEE THAT WE DO FOLLOW THE RULES.))

[SUPER=01-Mina Boyd/Director of Civic Facilities]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=follow the rules]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents are appealing the A-B-C board's decision in circuit court but a court date has not yet been set.
Reverend Mark Washington of Hollins Road Baptist Church says he wishes the Civic Center would hold off using the license until the matter is settled in court.
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[Ten-Commandments]


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


An Alabama judge continues to defy a federal order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from one of the state's judicial buildings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL;]


It was supposed to have been removed by midnight.
Last night, about 20 protestors trying to protect the Commandments statue were led away in handcuffs.
The U-S Supreme Court has decided not to intervene in the case.
Meanwhile, the state of Alabama could be fined five thousand dollars a day IF the monument isn't moved.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Delta is singing a happy tune.
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=1:36]
[OUT Q=in New York.]



((DELTA'S DISCOUNT AIRLINE SONG IS RIDING HIGH.. PERFORMING BETTER THAN > EXPECTED.. DELTA LAUNCHED THE DISCOUNT CARRIER IN APRIL. ON AVERAGE, ITS > FLIGHTS ARE 75 PERCENT FULL AND MORE PLANES WILL SOON BE ADDED. DETLA SAYS > SONG SHOULD HELP THE PARENT AIRLINE ON ITS PATH BACK TO PROFITABILITY. > > ALSO ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: Mens Wearhouse - strong sales of suits > and tuxedos helped power earnings to 46 PERCENT OVER $11MILLION DOLLARS IN > THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. > > THE STOCK MARKET'S FOUR DAY RALLY HIT A BRICK WALL. HEWLETT PACKARD'S > DISAPPOINTING PROFIT REPORT PUT PRESSURE ON THE BLUE CHIPS.. > > THE DOW DROPPED 31 POINTS > > THE NASDAQ DIPPED ABOUT A HALF POINT > > A NEW STOCK WAS GREETED WITH OPEN ARMS ON WALL STREET SHARES OF Medco > Health Solutions climbed more than 9 percent after becoming independent > from its parent company.. the drug giant Merck. medco is one of the > nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers. > > SHARES OF THE DRUG GIANT PFIZER LOST GROUND ON NEWS THAT ITS' VIAGRA DRUG > IS IN FOR SOME NEW COMPETITION. THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS > APPROVED LEVITRA FOR SALE IN THE U-S IN THE COMING WEEKS. LEVITRA IS MADE > BY BAYER AND GLAXOSMITHKLINE. > > Nearly half of Americans who've received tax-rebate checks have used that > money to pay off debt rather than spend it. According to a > CBSnews/marketwatch poll.. 46 percent of those who have received their > rebate checks said the funds went to pay bills. Another 29 percent said > they saved or invested the rebate money, while just 18 percent said they > spent it. > > TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM... I'M AC IN NY.)) >



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11SML-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC 1:15:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a race to beat the clock at Smith Mountain Lake this month...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Dock builders are having a hard time keeping up with business.
They have lots of work to do before AEP's shoreline management plan takes effect at the end of the month.
Homeowners like Bruce Dowdy say they want to get changes made to their property before guidelines get stricter.
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[SOT 16:41:13]
[IN Q=There needs]

((BRUCE DOWDY/HOMEOWNER: THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME TYPE OF REGULATION. I JUST THINK THEY'RE KIND OF PUSHING THINGS THROUGH, MAYBE RUSHING THINGS QUITE A BIT. ))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Dowdy/Homeowner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=rushing things quite a bit.]
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[VO-NAT]


AEP aims to strike a balance between environmental and developmental concerns.
But some homeowners say the plan will make it harder to riprap shorelines and remove debris.
Lynn Swain worries his dock building business could suffer, too.
The plan will goes into effect at the end of the month, after the steering committee meets to finalize it.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will still have to give it final approval.
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[11Franklin-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC21:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A multi-million-dollar plan to pipe water from Smith Mountain Lake to parts of Franklin County is moving forward.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Workers in Bedford County are erecting a million-gallon water tank that will serve both counties with water drawn from the lake.
Franklin County approved financing for the first phase of the project at its meeting Tuesday.
The county estimates it will cost 3-point-6 MILLION dollars to build a water line from the water tower to the Westlake Corner area.
The whole project could cost more than 50-million dollars.
It's scheduled for completion in 2005.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[11Henry-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:48:08]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


Henry County wants its residents to pay more for their water.
In response to the recent closing of the Pillowtex Plant in Fieldale, the Public Service Authority has proposed a four dollar a month increase for both water and sewer service.
That's just over nineteen percent.
The rate hike could go into effect November first.
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[11Middle-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:38:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new middle school in Montgomery County is making the grade with both teachers and students. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens tells us why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=everybody have]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lori Whitlow/Teacher; :35]
[SUPER=01-Lou Bartlow/Principal; :59]
[SUPER=@myranda2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News 7, Christiansburg]
(([SOT 6:08]

[RUNS04] ((EVERYBODY HAVE A GOOD SUMMER? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OUR NEW DIGS?)) With its brightly-colored hallways and state of the art technology, it's hard to find anyone at Christiansburg Middle School who doesn't like their new digs.
[SOT 1216]

[RUNS07] ((REPORTER: DO YOU HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS? ANYTHING THAT YOU DON'T LIKE? STUDENTS: (PAUSE) NOT REALLY (LAUGHS).)) The school opened its doors Wednesday for the very first time. The new building contains 75-classrooms, some with individual computer stations, to replace the old standard chair and desk.
[SOT 759]

[RUNS11] ((LORI WHITLOW/TEACHER: I WAS JUST TELLING MY CLASS I CAN USE POWERPOINT AND BEAM IT TO EVERY COMPUTER AND THE KIDS CAN TAKE NOTES MUCH EASIER, IT'S JUST A NICER SETUP 810)) Officials say when they first thought about building the school three years ago, they looked to ideas from people throughout the community. After doing some research, they found what they wanted from a school in Ohio.
[SOT 321]

[RUNS10] ((LOU BARTLOW/PRINCIPAL: IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT 323 WE HAVE ENLARGED THE CLASSROOMS WE'VE ADDED ANOTHER GYM WE CHANGED THE AUDITORIUM AND WE'VE ADDED SOME TECHNOLOGY TO THE SCHOOL 331)) [NATS OF STUDENTS WALKING] And while the new school is nearly twice as big as the old one, the hallways are color-coded by grade level, so that the students won't get lost. A new school of thinking for a new school of learning. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Christiansburg.))



[11Tech-Move]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Many Virginia Tech students are settling into their new surroundings.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday, was the first day for students to move into the residence halls. Officials say the first move-in day is usually the slowest, but this year a lot of students came early. About 88-hundred students fill the residence halls each year, most are freshman. This year's freshman class is about 49-hundred strong.
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(Kim tosses to bump)


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[Israel-Bombing]


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


Israel has begun its retaliation for the Palestinian suicide bus bombing that killed at least 20 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nablus, West Bank;]


Troops have entered the West Bank in tanks and armored personnel carriers, searching homes in a series of raids.
An Israeli military source says troops were carrying out searches for bomb laboratories and wanted Palestinians
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon approved "pinpoint" military strikes in Palestinian territories.
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[11Racial-profiling]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:13:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State officials say racial profiling is not a problem in Virginia and they intend to keep it that way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner says the state is taking steps to prevent biased policing.
Law enforcement officials will now receive additional sensitivity training.
And traffic tickets will include a phone number so motorists can complain about treatment by an officer.
All this, even though an advisory panel found that racial profiling is NOT a major problem in the state.
But not everyone agrees.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 44:14]
[IN Q=THE VERIFIED STATISTICS]

((JERRAULD JONES/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: THE VERIFIED STATISTICS DON'T SHOW THIS TO BE A RAMPANT WIDESPREAD PROBLEM BY THE NUMBERS BUT I STAND BY THE PROPOSITION THAT THERE IS BIASED POLICING OCCURRING IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Jerrauld Jones/Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IS BIASED POLICING OCCURRING IN VIRGINIA.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner says racial profiling remains an issue because there's a perception in minority communities that it does occur.
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[11Museum-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:44:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Art Museum of Western Virginia hopes to paint a bright future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, Senator George Allen presented the museum with a 20-thousand dollar check from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The money will be used to restore 27 paintings by Thomas Eakins (A-kins), his wife Susan Macdowell Eakins, and her sister Elizabeth Macdowell Kenton.
The works of art are already at a lab in Massachusetts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:45]
[IN Q=A conservator really has]

((SUSANNAH KOERBER/MUSEUM CURATOR: A CONSERVATOR REALLY HAS TO BE PART SCIENTIST AND PART ARTIST. IT'S A VERY METICULOUS SORT OF A MILLIMETER BY MILLIMETER PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Susannah Koerber/Museum Curator]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=by millimeter process]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The restoration work will take about two years and will cost more than a hundred thousand dollars.
Thomas Eakins is regarded as one of the most important realists in American Art.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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