[India-Bombing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Authorities in India say there have been at least two deadly explosions today.
They say the bombings rocked India's financial capital, Bombay, killing six people and injuring 10 others.
Police say one blast was near the Gateway of India, a famous Bombay landmark and tourist attraction.
Another bombing occurred near a police station.
Meanwhile, T-V reports from New Delhi say there were THREE bombings, but police say they can only confirm two.

[Iraq]


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


Continuing violence has members of Congress calling for more U-S troops to be sent into Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


But the Bush administration says there are enough U-S soldiers there-- about 146- thousand of them.
Officials say what's really needed is better intelligence and troops from other countries.
The U-S is now asking members of the U- N to send in soldiers.
But as long as America insists on staying in charge, most major powers will likely stay on the sidelines.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((JAMES DOBBINS/RAND CORPORATION: I DON'T THINK YOU'LL GET A BUY-IN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.... AND PARTICULARLY THE NATIONS THAT CAN MAKE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION. ))
[SUPER=01-James Dobbins/Rand Corporation;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=significant contribution.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Iraqi sources say U-S authorities are trying to gather intelligence by recruiting old members of the secret police.
Authorities say they had files on just about everyone, but were also known for using torture tactics.
(------------)



[11Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:46:11]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon negotiations]


Verizon and union negotiators may be closer to reaching an agreement.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 03-29 tc 1:16:51]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday; ]

Union employees have been working for more than three weeks without a contract. Local workers held a picket in Roanoke Saturday saying talks with the company had slowed down. But that may have changed. According to the Associated Press, a spokesman for the union said quote " we have been working very hard over the weekend" but cautioned that several items still need to be resolved. The tone is a turnaround from last week, when both sides sparred over efforts to gain a P-R advantage.
(----------------)




[11Unemployment-Benefits]


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

Unemployed workers in Martinsville, Henry and Patrick counties are getting a bit of a break from the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; ]

The Virginia Employment Commission is exempting workers in those areas from a requirement that people drawing unemployment must make at least one contact a week with a prospective employer. The changes only affect workers who filed for benefits at the V-E-C offices in Martinsville, Stuart, or Ridgeway. Last month's shutdown of the Pillowtex plant in Fieldale added nearly one- thousand additional unemployed workers to an area already hit hard by layoffs.
(------------)




[11Henry-Schools]


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

Henry County has a big assignment to complete this year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The school system is getting ready to close five schools and consolidate several others.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


The re-configuration is still a year away, but the school system is already getting ready.
Committees will soon be formed to deal with the many issues and problems that may arise.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:33:36]
[IN Q=We have to deal]

((SHARON DODSON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH EVERYTHING FROM THE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES, FROM THE EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, TO THE SPECIFIC CURRICULUM ISSUES. SOME SCHOOLS ARE VERY WELL KNOWN FOR CERTAIN CURRICULUM ASPECTS AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE IDENTITY AND THE SUCCESSES OF ALL OUR SCHOOLS GET REFLECTED IN OUR NEW SCHOOLS.))

[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :05]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=our new schools]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Students will be asked to be on the committees, which should be formed within a month.
(------------)



[11School-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-1:52:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Many students are heading back to school today. Last night, they got together for encouragement, inspiration and prayer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That was the goal behind the Back to School Prayer Festival at Elmwood Park. The goal was to encourage teachers, staff and children to pray for a successful school year. A Roanoke pastor got the idea last year after organizing a similar event for his church members.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:34:35:25]
[IN Q=My inspiration is to]

((BOYD BULLOCK/HAVEN OF HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH PASTOR: MY INSPIRATION IS TO GIVE THE TEACHERS, FACULTY, STAFF, THE ENTIRE CITY THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU'RE CAPABLE AND THIS SCHOOL YEAR'S GOING TO BE THE BEST YEAR EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Boyd Bullock/Haven of Hope Community Church Pastor;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=the best year ever]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Bullock says teachers are blessed with the job of molding tomorrow's leaders. The event included music and inspirational messages, including one from City Manager Darlene Burcham. City students return today.
(------------)



[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-152 TC3733]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


In sports, the Salem Avalanche hosted the Frederick Keys last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00]


Jimmy Barrett was on the hill for the Avs and he got plenty of support.
We pick it up in the fourth, and Salem was already up 2-zip when Brandon Carraway delivers a base hit to left field.
That scored Trevor Mote and Ryan Stegall for a 4-nothing cushion.
Still in the fourth inning, the Avalanche was looking for more, but Mike Rodriguez gets cut down at the plate on the grounder from Todd Self.
A little later, Barret gets a little help from his defense. Stegall makes the nice stop and gets the force out at second. Salem went on to post the shutout 5-nothing.
Charlton Jimmerson homered in the 8th for the second straight night.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE][6-Christmas-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC-1:50:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

In business news, it's not perfect, but this year's weather is an improvment over last year for the state's Christmas tree growers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;]

Last year's drought took a toll on Christmas tree farms around the state. This year has been much wetter, but still hasn't been ideal. John Trobaugh, an educational adviser for the Virginia Christmas Tree Grower's Association says high rainfall and high humidity could lead to more foliage disease. But he says most of the disease are manageable if farmers scout the trees for such signs as needle loss and discoloration.
(------------)




[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Gasoline prices are on the rise.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning...]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC]


((GOOD MORNING.
GET READY FOR STICKER SHOCK AT THE GAS PUMP THIS WEEK. ON AVERAGE, GASOLINE PRICES HAVE JUMPED ABOUT 10 CENTS A GALLON FROM LAST WEEK, AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO GO EVEN HIGHER BY LABOR DAY. ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR A GALLON OF GAS $1-63. THE REASON -- THERE ARE SEVERAL -- INCLUDING THIS MOTNH'S HISTORIC BLACKOUT WHICH FORCED SOME REFINERIES TO GO OFF LINE.
PUT LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES ON YOUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST -- THE TELECOM EQUIPMENT SAYS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ARE INVESTIGATING ITS OPERATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA.
DESPITE A STRONG START STOCKS CRUMBLED BY THE END OF THE DAY FRIDAY AS INVESTORS CASHED OUT AHEAD OF THE WEEK-END. THE DOW SAGGED 74 POINTS -- WHILE THE NASDAQ COMPOSITE LOST MORE THAN 12. AND THAT'S DESPITE A PLEASANT SURPRISE FROM INTEL -- THE CHIP GIANT RAISED ITS SALES AND PROFIT FORECAST FOR THE 3RD-Q.

TRADING VOLUME IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY LIGHT THIS WEEK AS WE INCH CLOSED TO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY AND THE END OF SUMMER.
BUT THE WEEK WILL NOT BE LIGHT ON ECONOMIC REPORTS... WE'LL GET TWO READINGS ON THE HOUSING MARKET... ONE ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR... 2 READINGS ON HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THE ECONOMY... AND REPORTS ON PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING... AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM. IN NY -- I'M A.C.))





(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Mexico-Hurricane]


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


Thousands are evacuating the Southern Baja California peninsula, as a hurricane continues bearing down on Western Mexico.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-La Paz, Mexico;]


Hurricane Ignacio is packing winds of 105 miles per hour.
It's expected to bring more than a foot of rain, causing flash floods and mudslides.
So far, about six thousand people have been pulled out of high risk areas.
The region's ports and airports have also been closed.
(------------)



[Middle-East]


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


Israel continues retaliating against Palestinian militants for last week's suicide bombing in Jerusalem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City, Gaza;]


Yesterday, four Hamas fighters were killed, including one senior commander when Israeli helicopters fired rockets at a car in Gaza.
Israel's army chief says all members of Hamas are "potential targets" following the bombing that killed 21 people aboard a bus last week.
Members of Hamas had claimed responsibility.
(------------)


[6-Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC-22:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new face in the Roanoke Valley wants to entertain you.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mina Boyd is the new director of facilities for the Roanoke Civic Center.
She began her job in late May after nearly four years at a similar position in Dallas.
Boyd says one of her top priorities is to the upgrade the Civic Center's facilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 24:03]
[IN Q=I know that]

((MINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: I KNOW THAT MANY MANY CITIES HAVE HAD ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AND MANY TIMES DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS TO DO THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT SO WE HAVE DEVELOPED A PLAN WHERE WE WILL INCREMENTALLY IMPROVE THE FACILITY AND WE'VE STARTED THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Mina Boyd/Director of Civic Facilities; :05]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=we've started that]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Boyd says a better facility will eventually bring bigger acts and shows to the Roanoke Civic Center.
She also believes an aggressive marketing campaign will help to achieve that goal.
(------------)



[11Rke-Pools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC-1:33:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke residents took advantage of the city's pools for one last time.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Both Fallon and Washington Park pools closed for the summer yesterday. The pools are usually opened through the Labor Day holiday, but Parks and Recreation decided to close them early this year. A spokesman says many lifeguards are students who have to return to school and attendance this time of year is usually low.
(------------)


[11Flag-Repatriation]


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


Nearly 141 years after it was taken as a prize of war, a Confederate flag will soon return to Fredericksburg. The partial "Stars and Bars" flag-- not the better known Confederate battle flag-- was seized by a member of the Fourth Michigan infantry during the Battle of Fredericksburg. A colors sergeant carried it home to Lansing, Michigan-- where it remained in his family until recently. Now, his descendants say it's time to send it home. The flag will be returned on Sunday.


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Ritchie]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-37 TC-00:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


While some spent the summer lounging by a pool, a Roanoke man was burning thousands of calories a day and loving every minute of it. Jennifer Wishon introduces us to a retired city employee who has fulfilled a dream.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Not too many people]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Bicycled across America; :12]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :48]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke]
(([SOT 10:51:58 ]

((HOW YA DOING)) Not too many people get past Jim Ritchie without hearing a kind word. Maybe that's because he's just returned from a trip where he learned a lot by talking.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:37:58:03]
[IN Q=If I'd been in a car]

((JIM RITCHIE: IF I'D BEEN IN A CAR I NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MEET THE PEOPLE I MET THIS SUMMER AND ALMOST HOURLY I WAS ABLE TO TALK WITH PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING AND WHAT I WAS DOING.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=what I was doing]

Ritchie's trip fulfilled one of his goals of retirement... Bicycle across America, while sharing his faith.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:40:56:20]
[IN Q=Physically I was ready]

((PHYSICALLY I WAS READY, THANK GOD I WAS READY, BECAUSE THE SECOND DAY OUT OF SEATTLE WE STARTED CLIMBING. [INSERT PICTURE HERE] CLIMBING STEVEN'S PASS WHICH WAS A 25 MILE CLIMB.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=a 25 mile climb]

The 60- year- old cycled 4- thousand miles in less than three months with a group called Wheel Power. Surprisingly, the plains posed the biggest challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:42:20:22]
[IN Q=The toughest physical]

((THE TOUGHEST PHYSICAL PART OF THE TRIP WAS NOT THE MOUNTAINS, IT WAS THE HEAD WINDS IN SOUTH DAKOTA.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=in South Dakota]

Ten of them made it all the way across the country with [INSERT ROAD DIRECTIONS HERE 10:48:29] instructions like these to guide their way. But for Ritchie, living his dream has been an uphill battle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:44:14]
[IN Q=A year and a half]

((A YEAR AND A HALF AGO I WAS PREPARING TO DO A SELF CONTAINED TRIP WITH ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, I SUFFERED BLOCKED ARTERIES AND HAD ANGIOPLASTY.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=and had angoplasty]

Ritchie's team burned thousands of calories per day, but they picked up [INSERT ROAD TREASURES HERE 10:49:16] plenty of "road treasures" to make up for them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:46:40:19]
[IN Q=I thank God everyday]

((I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AT MY AGE AND PHYSICAL CONDITION TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND TO RIDE A BICYCLE ACROSS AMERICA AND TO SHARE MY FAITH.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=share my faith]

Ritchie says too often we speed through life without stopping to enjoy it, that's why he enjoyed cruising through a summer at 13 miles per hour. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Hollywood-Minute]


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

"Freddy versus Jason" tops this week's box office list. And Jackie Chan won't be throwing punches in one of his future movies. Here's Katherine Dorsett will today's Hollywood Minute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With today's]
[SUPER=04-New Line Cinema; :04]
[SUPER=04-"S.W.A.T" - Columbia Pictures; :16]
[SUPER=04-"Open Range" - Touchstone; :21]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=I'm Katherine Dorsett.]


((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M KATHERINE DORSETT.
"FREDDY VS. JASON" IS STILL SLASHING THE COMPETITION FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEKEND AT THE BOX OFFICE. IT KEPT THE NUMBER ONE SPOT...EARNING MORE THAN 13 MILLION DOLLARS. MEANWHILE--"SWAT", CAME IN SECOND WITH NEARLY 11 MILLION...AND THE WESTERN FLICK "OPEN RANGE" ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE.

-------------------------------------


WELL, IT'S MOST DEFINITELY NOT THE PLACE WHERE YOU'D EXPECT TO SEE HIM...BUT IT'S LIKELY JOHNNY CASH WILL ATTEND THIS YEAR'S M-T-V VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. THE 71 YEAR OLD COUNTRY SINGER --WHO'S SUFFERS FROM A NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASE --HAS A VIDEO...TITLED "HURT"... THAT IS UP FOR SIX AWARDS.
HIS DOCTORS ARE HOPEFUL HE CAN TRAVEL TO NEW YORK FOR THE SHOW.

--------------------------------------


AND NEXT YEAR ...JACKIE CHAN WILL WANT YOU TO THINK HE'S A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER. THAT'S WHEN THE MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE STAR WILL PLUNGE INTO ROMANCE ON THE BIG SCREEN...IN A LOW BUDGET FLICK OPPOSITE AN UNNAMED MAJOR HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS. CHAN
SAYS THE MOVIE WILL BE QUOTE.. "PURE DRAMA"--- WITHOUT EVEN ONE PUNCH. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M KATHERINE DORSETT

.))
[Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP] [COMM]

[2-11Ritchie]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-37 TC-00:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Roanoke man fufilled his dream this summer. The retired city employee just returned from a cross country trip. He didn't travel by a plane, train or car...he rode a bike. Jennifer Wishon has his story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Not too many people]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Ritchie/Bicycled across America; :12]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :48]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke]
(([SOT 10:51:58 ]

((HOW YA DOING)) Not too many people get past Jim Ritchie without hearing a kind word. Maybe that's because he's just returned from a trip where he learned a lot by talking.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:37:58:03]
[IN Q=If I'd been in a car]

((JIM RITCHIE: IF I'D BEEN IN A CAR I NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MEET THE PEOPLE I MET THIS SUMMER AND ALMOST HOURLY I WAS ABLE TO TALK WITH PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING AND WHAT I WAS DOING.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=what I was doing]

Ritchie's trip fulfilled one of his goals of retirement... Bicycle across America, while sharing his faith.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:40:56:20]
[IN Q=Physically I was ready]

((PHYSICALLY I WAS READY, THANK GOD I WAS READY, BECAUSE THE SECOND DAY OUT OF SEATTLE WE STARTED CLIMBING. [INSERT PICTURE HERE] CLIMBING STEVEN'S PASS WHICH WAS A 25 MILE CLIMB.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=a 25 mile climb]

The 60- year- old cycled 4- thousand miles in less than three months with a group called Wheel Power. Surprisingly, the plains posed the biggest challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:42:20:22]
[IN Q=The toughest physical]

((THE TOUGHEST PHYSICAL PART OF THE TRIP WAS NOT THE MOUNTAINS, IT WAS THE HEAD WINDS IN SOUTH DAKOTA.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=in South Dakota]

Ten of them made it all the way across the country with [INSERT ROAD DIRECTIONS HERE 10:48:29] instructions like these to guide their way. But for Ritchie, living his dream has been an uphill battle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:44:14]
[IN Q=A year and a half]

((A YEAR AND A HALF AGO I WAS PREPARING TO DO A SELF CONTAINED TRIP WITH ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, I SUFFERED BLOCKED ARTERIES AND HAD ANGIOPLASTY.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=and had angoplasty]

Ritchie's team burned thousands of calories per day, but they picked up [INSERT ROAD TREASURES HERE 10:49:16] plenty of "road treasures" to make up for them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:46:40:19]
[IN Q=I thank God everyday]

((I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AT MY AGE AND PHYSICAL CONDITION TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND TO RIDE A BICYCLE ACROSS AMERICA AND TO SHARE MY FAITH.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=share my faith]

Ritchie says too often we speed through life without stopping to enjoy it, that's why he enjoyed cruising through a summer at 13 miles per hour. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Stocks closed lower on Friday. And Boeing has announced it is cutting more jobs. Stan Case has more today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((STOCKS CLOSED LOWER FRIDAY AS SOME INVESTORS CHOSE TO CASH IN ON THE EARLY GAINS.


THE DOW ENDED ITS TRADING DOWN 74 POINTS...AND THE NASDAQ LOST 12.


E-COMMERCE SALES ROSE FOUR-POINT-SIX PERCENT DURING THE SECOND QUARTER....THAT'S UP ALMOST 28 PERCENT FROM A YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS AMERICANS SPENT 12-POINT-FIVE (B)BILLION DOLLARS ON INTERNET PURCHASES IN THE PERIOD,
ACOOUNTING FOR ONE-AND-A-HALF PERCENT OF ALL U-S RETAIL SALES FOR THE QUARTER.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN TRACKING E-COMMERCE AS A SEPARATE SEGMENT OF THE ECONOMY SINCE 19-99.


NORDSTROM GAINED MORE THAN FOUR-PERCENT ON THE DAY--FOLLOWING ITS SECOND QUARTER REPORT.
AFTER THURSDAY'S CLOSE, THE UPSCALE DEPARTMENT STORE POSTED AN 82-PERCENT JUMP IN EARNINGS.
THE COMPANY REPORTED INCOME OF 48-CENTS PER SHARE FOR THE QUARTER...THATS UP FROM 27-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
NORDSTROM BEAT ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS BY NINE-CENTS.


BOEING IS CUTTING ITS WORKFORCE AGAIN.
THE AIRPLANE MAKER SAYS IT WILL LAYOFF 14-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES IN LATE OCTOBER.
MOST OF THE LAYOFFS WILL OCCUR IN THE PUGET SOUND AREA OF WASHINGTON STATE, WHERE BOEING BUILDS ALL BUT ONE OF ITS COMMERCIAL JETS.
THE COMPANY SAYS THE MOVE IS TO DESIGNED TO CUT COSTS.
BOEING HAS ELIMINATED MORE THAN 35-THOUSAND JOBS SINCE DECEMBER OF 2001.


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





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


[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-36, 1:07]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]


Some kids head back to school today, and for many that will mean packing a lunch. (++++++++++)
In this week's Healthy Living, Joy Sutton has some advice on how to make the healthiest food choices.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nutrition counts when it comes to the classroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1;:00]
[SUPER=01-Heather Cox/Dietitian; :15]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q=with this week's Healthy Living]


[Tape tosses to break] [COMM]


[School-Year]


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


Around the nation, It's back to school time. For kids, it means new school supplies and choosing an outfit for the first day of school. And for parents, it means making yourself and your children aware of health hazards that students are exposd to everyday. Doctor Sanjay Gupta explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Wiskind/Pediatrician; :21]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=and plan for the future.]

((AS BACK TO SCHOOL TIME ROLLS AROUND, IT'S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO RUN A CHECK ON YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH.
IMMUNIZING YOUR CHILD IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS A PARENT CAN PROTECT A CHILD FROM SERIOUS DISEASES. MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD'S SHOTS ARE UP TO DATE. AND GET THE PAPERWORK BECAUSE EACH STATE HAS ITS OWN VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AND SCHOOLS CAN AND WILL ASK FOR PROOF.
"A child needs around 15 immunizations or shots to be completed by the time they enter school. "
ITS ALSO A GOOD TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S YEARLY PHYSICAL. THE APPOINTMENT WILL LIKELY INCLUDE AN EXAMINATION OF YOUR CHILD'S: EYES, EARS, CHEST, LUNGS, COORDINATION, MOBILITY, AND GROWTH. PHYSICALS CAN GIVE YOU AND YOUR CHILD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS... BRING A LIST OF QUESTIONS, AND IF YOUR CHILD IS OLD ENOUGH, ENCOURAGE HIM OR HER TO MAKE A LIST, TOO.
"We talk about their habits, their eating habits, sleeping habits, exercise, school."
WITH A NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW CLASSROOM, AND NEW FRIENDS, COMES EXPOSURE TO NEW INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
SCHOOLS - LIKE ANY OTHER PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE IN CLOSE-QUARTERS - CAN BE A BREEDING GROUND FOR VIRUSES AND BACTERIA.
AS A PARENT, ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO FIGHT BACK - IS A SIMPLE ONE... TEACH YOUR KIDS TO WASH THEIR HANDS OFTEN - BEFORE EATING AND AFTER USING THE BATHROOM. SHOW THEM HOW TO WASH THEIR HANDS PROPERLY AND THOROUGHLY.
"It will prevent a large number of respiratory illnesses, colds, ear infections, sinus infections. "
ANOTHER PRO-ACTIVE, BACK-TO-SCHOOL MOVE FOR PARENTS IS TO ENSURE A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP FOR YOUR CHILD.
START THE EARLY TO BED -- EARLY TO RISE ROUTINE NOW.
EXPERTS ALSO RECOMMEND...
CREATING A RELAXING EVENING ATMOSPHERE AND ROUTINE...
LIMITING CAFFEINE.
WHAT YOUR CHILD EATS AND DRINKS IS ALSO IMPORTANT.
CDC STATISTICS SHOW THAT NEARLY 80% OF YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT EAT THE RECOMMENDED FIVE SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EACH DAY.
TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT MAKING SMART FOOD CHOICES IN THE CAFETERIA LINE AND GIVE THAT SACK LUNCH A SECOND LOOK TO MAKE SURE ITS AS HEALTHY AS IT IS TASTY. BACK TO SCHOOL TIME, A PERFECT TIME TO REVIEW THE BASICS, ENSURE GOOD HEALTH AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.))
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That was Doctor Sanjay Gupta reporting.

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Investigators say they have a suspect in what fire marshals are calling a suspicious fire in Roanoke over the weekend.
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Fire-fighters were called out just after 10 o'clock Saturday night to 924 Ninth Street Southeast. The first units arrived to find the back of the building in flames that were spreading to the attic. Investigators were brought in overnight to help determine the cause. Fire officials say the home was vacant, and neighbors say it had been abandoned for several years. Those same neighbors were out looking at the damage yesterday and making sure their own homes were intact.
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(------------) Officials estimate the loss at 25 - thousand dollars.