[11Missing-Girl]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC 19:25]
[GRAPHIC=Jenni Northrup]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] A missing teenager is back with her parents. Jenni Northrup was reunited with her mom and dad last night miles from where she was last seen in Roanoke. The teenager says she was kidnapped ten days ago in Roanoke. After escaping from her abductors, she says she then wandered the city and eventually hopped a coal train that took her across the state. Teresa Hamilton has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jenni ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week; :05]
[SUPER=@teresa2; :39]
[SUPER=04-Tuesday; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]

((Jenni Northrup's long journey ended in Crewe, Virginia west of Petersburg. That's where last night, the teenager was reunited with her parents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:41:12]
[IN Q=My dad hugged me]

((JENNI NORTHRUP; MY DAD HUGGED ME AND EVERYBODY HUGGED ME AND WAS CRYING. AND MY DAD TOOK OFF THIS SHIRT THAT HAD MY PICTURE ON IT AND SAID JENNI'S MISSING AND GAVE IT TO THE LADY I WAS STAYING WITH. )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=i was staying with.]


Jenni's ordeal started September 21 in Roanoke.
While going for a walk on Williamson Road, she says she stopped at a car wash and asked someone for a cigarette.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:41:46]
[IN Q=I got into this]

((I GOT INTO THIS TRUCK TO GET THE CIGARETTES OUT AND HE JUST TOLD ME TO STAY IN THE TRUCK. )) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=stay in the truck]


Jenni was able to call her father from a payphone at the Roanoke Weiner Stand across town and used a code word to let him know she was in trouble. She says she was able to escape a day or so later, but was afraid to call her parents again.
Jenni's father says she has a history of bi-polar disorder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:44:37]
[IN Q=I was really]

((I WAS REALLY SCARED TO CALL MY PARENTS BECAUSE I THOUGHT WOULD PUT ME IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL AND I WOULDN'T SEE THEM UNTIL I WAS 18 BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT I WOULD RUN AWAY. AND I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT. )) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=go back to that]


Jenni says she stayed in a house in Roanoke for a few days until she heard police coming. She left and eventually hopped a coal train and ended up in Crewe. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
(-------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Jenni says she was staying with a woman in Crewe until she told her she was underage.
They both went to the police and called her parents.

[11Methadone-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:58:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The company that wants to put a methadone clinic in Roanoke County is prepared to do battle. The Life Center of Galax wants to locate the drug treatment clinic at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road against the objections of people who live nearby.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 03-39 tc 42:11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, the company issued a statement saying it is willing to look at alternative locations in Roanoke County but is also NOW looking at pursuing its rights to the Colonial Avenue site. The Life Center of Galax says it reached this conclusion after the county originally said zoning at the Colonial Avenue site was conducive to a clinic and then Tuesday denied the center a business license. Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix says the bottom line is that the area is not suitable for a drug treatment center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:06:10-- 29]
[IN Q=I THINK ]

((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK MOST ANY SOUND THINKING INDIVIDUAL COULD SEE THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR THIS AND AS A RESULT OF THE EFFORTS ON EVERYONE'S PART WE CAN FIND ANOTHER PLACE OR COULD TO SOME KIND OF DECISION THE CLINIC SHOULD NOT BE THERE. ))
[SUPER=@minnix;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=SHOULD NOT BE THERE.]
(------------)
[anchor=Kim]
[ss=None]

Minnix says the county knew denying the business license would open the county up to possible legal action.

[AM-I81]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Widening #4243]

V-DOT begins the next step today to determine whether widening Interstate 81 should be a privately-financed project -- and if so, which proposal is better.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

An advisory panel will hold its first meeting later today in Salem. Members plan to meet three more times before sending their recommendation to V-DOT by the end of the year. The panel will hear presentations today on the two proposals under consideration, one from Fluor, the other from STAR Solutions. Both would involve some system of tolls to finance the construction.
(------------)


[6-Disaster-Center]


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


FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Western Virginia.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The center will open this morning in the Staunton National Guard Armory.
That's inside Gypsy Hill Park on Thornrose Avenue.
The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday noon to 5 until further notice.
Those who suffered losses from Hurricane Isabel can get information on federal and state disaster recovery assistance.
(-------------)



[Sniper-Shooting]


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


Today marks the one- year anniversary of the Washington area sniper shootings.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Sketches: William Hennessy, Jr.;]


Yesterday both suspects appeared in court in Manassas. It was the first time the two were together since they were arrested.
Prosecutors sent Lee Malvo into the pre- trial hearing to see if the teenager was willing to testify against his alleged accomplice, John Allen Muhammad.
When asked about his relationship with the 42- year- old, Malvo pled the Fifth and said nothing.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Yesterday;]


Stopping gun violence was the theme at a news conference yesterday in Washington.
Some lawmakers are pushing for a stronger ban on assault weapons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=So it never ]

((SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI/(D) MARYLAND:SO IT NEVER HAPPENS TO ANOTHER COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IF WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE, THEN WE'VE GOT TO PASS THIS LEGISLATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Barbara Mikulski/(D) Maryland;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=pass this legislation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockville, MD;]


Meanwhile, last night the sniper shooting victims were remembered at a candlelight vigil in Rockville, Maryland.
(------------)



[Iraq]


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


The American death toll continues rising in Iraq.
A soldier was shot to death while on patrol in Baghdad.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Samara, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, another soldier died when a rocket- propelled grenade was fired on a U-S convoy.
And yesterday, two more troops were killed.
One was shot in Baghdad, the other died after a roadside bomb exploded near Tikrit.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=none]


Meanwhile, the U-S is circulating a new Iraq resolution, calling for a strengthened U-N role in rebuilding the country.
But it's providing no timetable for a handover of power to Iraqis.

[Limbaugh]


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


Rush Limbaugh has resigned from E-S-P-N's "N-F-L Sunday Countdown" show.
(------------)
[VO-NAT----Video from show]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, CT/ESPN]

The conservative commentator quit three days after he said on-air that the media has overrated Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb because they want to see a black quarterback succeed. Limbaugh didn't back down during his syndicated radio talk show yesterday. He said he must have been right, otherwise, the comments would not have sparked such outrage. But fans disagree.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :32 into fans react pkg]
[IN Q=He's a great]
[SUPER=01-Ron Rappeport/Eagles Fan;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=really is.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Limbaugh released a statement late last night saying his comments were not racially motivated.
(------------)





[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, U-S automakers offer additional incentives to new car buyers.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((GOOD MORNING.. > > THE DEALS JUST KEEP ROLLING IN FOR NEW CAR BUYERS.. Most automakers > reported better-than-expected September sales led by strong demand for > their pickup trucks. The Big Three also unveiled even sweeter deals on new > vehicles. GM and Chrysler are expanding zero-percent loans and rebate > offers on 2004 vehicles ... FORD is expected to follow their lead. > > Prudential Securities has fired a dozen employees in the wake of a > regulatory probe of its mutual fund practices. Several brokers in > Prudential's Boston office allegedly made quick profits by engaging in > short-term mutual-fund trades, which are not illegal but could cost retail > investors. > > J.P. Morgan Chase will pay a $25 million civil penalty for handing out > shares of hot stock offerings to favored clients in 1999 and 2000. IN ITS > SETTLEMENT WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, > JP MORGAN DIDN'T ADMIT OR DENY ANY WRONGDOING. > > on wall street... the stock market kicked off the fourth quarter with a > big rally.. It was the first time in three and a half months that the dow > and nasdaq each gained at least 2 percent. > > The dow shot up 194 points > > The nasdaq rached ahead 45. > > A few big companies including > Clear Channel Communications and 3Maffirmed their profit forecasts..That > got investors optimistic about third quarter earnings reports. We'll see > if the market can extend its gains later today... > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[North-Korea]


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


North Korea says it's moving ahead with the production of nuclear weapons.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A report by the North's official news agency says the communist nation has completed the re- processing of thousands of spent nuclear fuel rods.
North Korea blames what it calls a U-S ``hostile policy'' for its need to make the nuclear weapons, and says itll stop only if the U-S signs a treaty that provides economic aid.
Meanwhile, intelligence analysts fear North Korea may have as many as six nuclear weapons already.
(------------)


[11EPA-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:31:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating a local plant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Special Agents with the E-P-A spent yesterday executing warrants at KIK (Kick) Virginia in Salem.
The company which makes household products is located on Mill Lane across the street from Sheetz on West Main Street.
Agents on the scene told News 7 they are investigating whether something from the building is causing recent chemical spills in the area.
The company did not return a phone call in search of more information.
(------------)



[11Verizon-Labor]


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


Verizon Communications is offering to buy out more than 70 - thousand non union employees in management. The plan includes two weeks of pay for each year of employment up to 35 weeks -- plus a 15 thousand to 30 thousand dollar bonus. A separate buyout offer will be made to at least 12 thousand union technicians and phone operators eligible for retirement.

[5-Vinton-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=503-02 43:14]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


The town of Vinton is celebrating the biggest economic development win in its 119-year history.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Cardinal Glass Industries is bringing a new window glass manufacturing plant to the Vinton Business Center.
It will be the first tenant in the new industrial park on the McDonald farm.
The company says it will break ground in about a month ... and hire 200 people over the next year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 26:14]
[IN Q=Vinton was a special place]

((VINTON WAS A SPECIAL PLACE AND THEY WELCOMED US TO THE SITE ONE DAY AND HAD TWO STREET SIGNS THAT WERE VERY CLEVER. IT SHOWED TO ME THAT THEY WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN HAVING THE FACTORY THERE AND MAKING THE COMMITMENT TO DO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. I THINK THAT WAS PROBABLY THE THING THAT WON US OVER TO VINTON. JUST NICE PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Roger O'Shaughnessy/Cardinal Glass Industries President;]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=just nice people.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The company also wanted to be near one of its big customers, Marvin Windows and Doors, which is also located in Roanoke County.
The new plant will be a 24-million dollar investment in Vinton and Roanoke County.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Both the Dow and Nasdaq posted big gains yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]




((STOCKS SOARED TO A HIGH CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY.


THE DOW WAS UP 194 POINTS ON THE DAY AND...THE NASDAQ GAINED 45.


U-S CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASED TWO-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN AUGUST-- ABOUT HALF THE GROWTH ANTICIPATED BY ANALYSTS.


THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE MONTH'S NUMBERS CAME IT AT A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED 882-POINT-SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS.
CONSTRUCTION SPENDING FOR PRIVATE RESIDENCES IN AUGUST HIT AN ALL TIME HIGH.


J-P MORGAN CHASE HAS AGREED TO PAY A 25-MILLION-DOLLAR FINE TO THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FOR FOR VIOLATING SECURITIES LAW.
THE S-E-C SAYS MORGAN'S SUBSIDIARY J-P MORGAN SECURITIES PERSUADED CUSTOMERS WHO RECEIVED I-P-O SHARES TO PURCHASE MORE SHARES AFTER THE PUBLIC OFFERING.
J-P MORGAN SECURITIES HAS YET TO ADMIT OR DENY THE ALLEGATIONS.


SHARES OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY GAINED MORE THAN THREE PERCENT ON THE DAY FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PLANS TO CUT ITS WORKFORCE BY 12-THOUSAND.
THE AUTO MAKER SAYS THE LAY-OFFS WILL AFFECT ITS WORKFORCE WORLDWIDE.
THE LATEST LABOR AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS ALLOWS FORD, DAIMLER-CHRYSLER, AND SYSTEMS MANUFACTURER VISTEON TO CUT 50-THOUSAND JOBS OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.
FORD ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT SALES IN SEPTEMBER WERE FIVE PERCENT HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR.


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


[11RU-Salaries]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC28:30]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


Radford University's faculty members say they're fed up with being at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to salaries. And as New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens tells us, they're ready to do something about it... even if that means finding a new president.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=our salaries]
[SUPER=01-James Lollar/Faculty Senate President; :00]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :24]
[SUPER=01-Warren Self/Vice-President of Academic Affairs; :55]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=myranda stephens, news7]
(([SOT 4508]

[RUNS10] ((OUR SALARIES HAVE SLIPPED ESPECIALLY RELATIVE TO OUR PEERS AND IT'S MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALITY FACULTY 18)) According to studies, Radford University faculty members teach more credit hours than any other professors in the Commonwealth. Yet, it ranks dead last when it comes to salary, unlike at William and Mary where faculty teach the fewest hours. And what's more disheartening, senate president James Lollar says, is that now the state council of higher education is recommending an increase, but only by four-percent.
[SOT 4629]

[RUNS16] ((JAMES LOLLAR/RU FACULTY PRESIDENT: WE KNOW FROM LOOKING AT OTHER DATA THAT WE ALREADY HAVE THE LOWEST AVG FACULTY SALARIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND TO SEE THAT WE'RE BEING RECOMMENDED FOR THE LOWEST POSSIBLE INCREASE, WAS EVEN FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT THERE'S A PROBLEM THERE 45)) And Lollar says it starts with the president.
[SOT 349]

[RUNS10] ((WARREN SELF/RU VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN'T CARE. IT IS A PROBLEM IN THE SYSTEM THAT WE ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS.)) Academic Affairs Vice-President, Warren Self, says the real problem is the way SCHEV comes up with its salary recommendations--by comparing each state university with other peer institutions nationally. Self says it can work in favor of some schools like U-V-A, which is matched up with schools like Stanford. But, for schools like Radford, the results aren't as favorable.
[SOT 00:02]

[RUNS07] ((THERE IS NOW SOME DISCUSSION AMONG STATE COUNCIL STAFF AND WITH SOME UNIVERSITIES TO REVISIT THIS SYSTEM.)) )) ((REPORTER: SELF SAYS THE UNIVERSITY IS TAKING MATTERS INTO ITS OWN HANDS. IT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY NARROW THE GAP BETWEEN CURRENT FACULTY SALARIES AND STATEWIDE AVERAGES. BUT, MANY FACULTY MEMBERS SAY IT'S TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE, AND THEY PLAN TO MEET NEXT WEEK TO DISCUSS MORE OF THEIR OPTIONS. MYRANDA STEPHENS, NEWS 7.))

(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]