[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


So far, the search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction has come up empty.
That's according to the U-S expert leading the search.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


David Kay says his team found only limited evidence of chemical weapons.
Saddam Hussein's ability to use weapons of mass destruction was President Bush's primary reason for going to war with Iraq.
Kay says he should know within six to nine months if there is more to be found in Iraq.
Congressional sources say the Bush administration is asking for 600 million dollars to continue the search.
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[Bush-Poll]


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


The situation in Iraq is just one of several issues President Bush is dealing with-- along with a decline in popularity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


With three million jobs lost and American soldiers dying in Iraq, support for the President is falling.
According to a new CBS- New York Times poll, his overall job approval is just above 50- percent, down from his numbers after 9-11.
The majority of Americans believe the war in Iraq wasn't worth it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Landing on the carrier]

((JAMES SMITH/AMERICAN UNIVERSITY: LANDING ON THE CARRIER, DECLARING THE CONFLICT OVER AND NOW PEOPLE ARE SEEING THAT THE IRAQ SITUATION IS NOT GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN." ))
[SUPER=01-James Smith/American University;]
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[OUT Q=going according to plan.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, 56- percent say they lack confidence in the President's economic decisions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=22 months]

((CHRISTIAN WELLER/ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE: 22 MONTHS INTO THE RECOVERY.. WE STILL HAVE FEWER JOBS THAN WE HAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE RECOVERY. THAT IS A HISTORICAL FIRST." ))
[SUPER=01-Christian Weller/Economic Policy Institute;]
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[OUT Q=a historical first.]
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[VO-NAT]


With the election just over a year away, voters are evenly split between Bush and an un- named Democrat.
But more still believe Bush will win re- election.
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[AM-Commandments]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Ten Commandments are coming to Lynchburg today.
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[VO-NAT CBS AM: 10 Commandments]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC/Tuesday;]


They're aboard a caravan traveling from Montgomery, Alabama to the nation's capitol. This follows a federal court decision removing a Ten Commandments monument from an Alabama Judicial rotunda. Monument supporters say the commandments belong in such public buildings, and they are holding rallies along the way.

They are scheduled to attend a prayer service later this morning at Liberty University in Lynchburg.
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[11Northrup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC32:21]
[GRAPHIC=JEnni Northrup]

Jenni Northrup has revealed some of the details of her disappearance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The North Carolina girl was back in Roanoke yesterday- -re-visting the spot where she says two men abducted her last week. She turned up late Wednesday in the Central Virginia town of Crewe when a woman she'd been staying with took her to the local police station.
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[SOT 28:30]
[IN Q=The woman I]

((THE WOMAN I WAS STAYING WITH DURING THE DAY, SHE LIVED OVER ON CAROLINA ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY. I STAYED WITH HER DAUGHTER AT NIGHT.))
[SUPER=07-Jenni Northrup]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=daughter at night.]
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[VO-NAT]

Jenni had been using a false name, and she lied about her age.
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[SOT 31:40]
[IN Q=You managed to]

((YOU MANAGED TO PASS YOURSELF OFF AS AN 18 YEAR OLD? YEAH.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=year old? Yeah.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke Police have taken a statement from Jenni and say they're investigating the circumstances of her disappearance.
There have been no arrests.
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[11Isabel-Electricity]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC44:31]
[GRAPHIC=Isabel]


Dominion Power has some encouraging news for victims of Hurricane Isabel. The company hopes to have power restored to all Virginians today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charles City Co./September 26]


Fewer than 18-hundred customers are still without electricity.
That's down from nearly two million at the height of Hurricane Isabel.
Dominion has sent home about three-thousand out of state utility workers.
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[Disaster-Declation]


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


Last year it was drought. This year too much rain has meant disaster for farmers.
The federal government has declared an agricultural disaster in Carroll, Floyd, Henry and Patrick Counties.
Farmers there may be eligible for federal loans to cover substantial damage to their crops.

[Eyre]


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


The dean of the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is stepping down.
Peter Eyre says he's resigning immediately because of health reasons.
Eyre has been the head of the vet school at Virginia Tech since 19-85.
University officials say Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Doctor Gerhardt Schurig has been appointed INTERIM dean.



[11Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex Bankruptcy]


In business news, It looks like what's left of bankrupt towel-maker Pillowtex will be liquidated.
The company announced last night that joint-venture GGST submitted the highest bid for Pillowtex's assets.
The 128-million dollar sale must be approved by a bankruptcy judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale/July 30]


The company closed its doors on July 30.
It laid-off some 75-hundred employees, including about a thousand at the Fieldale plant.
It was hoped that another company might buy and reopen the Fieldale plant, where Pillowtex made its highest-quality towels.
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[Marketwatch]


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


The September Unemployment report will be released later today.
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=1:25]
[OUT Q=in New York.]


((GOOD MORNING.. > > THE HEALTH OF THE JOB MARKET WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE ON WALL STREET TODAY > WITH THE RELEASE OF THE SEPTEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT. LAST WEEK, THE > NUMBER OF PEOPLE APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS NEARED 400-THOUSAND A > NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK LABOR MARKET. ECONOMISTS POLLED BY CBS > MARKETWATCH EXPECT THE UNEMPOLOYMENT RATE TO RISE TO 6.2 PERCENT FROM 6.1 > PERCENT WITH 15-THOUASND JOBS LOST IN THE MONTH. > > THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INTERIM CHIEF JOHN REED SAYS THE BIG BOARD IS > CALLING FOR PROFOUND CHANGES.. IN HIS FIRST BOARD MEETING REED, WHO TOOK > OVER FOR OUSTED CHIEF DICK GRASSO - SAID THE EXCHANGE WILL KEEP its > regulatory arm in-house despite calls that the police function should be > independent. Pension plans and state treasurers had wanted the exchange to > split its commercial and regulatory arms. But Reed said the regulatory > body would not be overseen by the people and companies it polices. > > The stock market will try to make it three winning days in a row... > > in the last session the dow rose 18 points > > while the nasdaq tacked on nearly 4 > > STARBUCKS IS ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST. THE COFFEE CHAIN GIANT SAID > SEPTEMBER SALES JUMPED 9 PERCENT. > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))




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[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Schwarzenegger]


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


Just a few days before the California recall vote, there are new problems for Republican frontrunner Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


A report that he told a journalist nearly 30 years ago that he admired Adolph Hitler has Schwarzenegger on the defensive again.
The gubernatorial candidate says he doesn't remember making those kinds of comments, and that he always despised what Hitler stood for.
Earlier in the day, the film star apologized after accusations were made that he sexually harassed and groped women in the past.
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[11Sex-talk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC12:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of the people behind Virginia Tech TV's sex program is out of a job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tuesday]


Sex Talk Live's producer and co-host Jarett Henshaw was fired yesterday afternoon after falsely identifying himself to get an interview with Delegate Bob Marshall.
Marshall is a critic of the student-run program.
The Republican lawmaker recently called for its cancellation after learning that sex toys were handed out to students during a taping.
Marshall says he still wants the university to establish stricter programming standards.
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[11EPA-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:32:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


We now know why the Environmental Protection Agency raided a local business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday]


Affidavits unsealed yesterday in federal court allege KIK Virginia violated the Clean Water Act.
Earlier this month, investigators discovered the facility was discharging high levels of chlorine into both Salem's sewer system and the storm water collection system that leads to the Roanoke River.
The E-P-A believes that contamination killed a number of fish in the river in late August.
If it is determined officials with KIK Virginia knew about the discharge, they could face up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of 50-thousand dollars for each day of the violation.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


No one from the company returned our phone calls.

[6-Gas-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:01:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Energy officials hope that a series of conferences can help ease tensions between landowners and energy companies.

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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday,The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission brought in landowners, environmentalists, and representatives from Dominion Power to talk about the Greenbrier Pipeline project, and prefiling for the National Environmental Policy Act.


[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Prefiling can speed up the approval time for a project, which the power companies favor, but landowner representatives say that cuts down on the time for public comment.
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[SOT - 04:58 /03:04]
[IN Q=It moves the...]

((GINI COOPER/FLOYD UNIFIED LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION; IT MOVES THE NEPA PROCESS TO AN EARLIER POINT OF THE ROUTE SELECTION, WHAT THAT DOES IS IT DISALLOWS LANDOWNERS TO BECOME INTERVENERS, IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO COMMENT BEFORE WE HAVE MATERIAL TO COMMENT WITH.)) ((BOB ORNDORFF/DOMINION POWER GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR; IT SHORTENS THE TIME PERIOD FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE, BUT WE STILL SPEND AS MUCH TIME DEVELOPING THE PROJECT, WORKING WITH LANDOWERS PRIOR TO OUR ACTUAL CERTIFICATE APPLICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Gini Cooper/Floyd Unified Landowners Association; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Orndorff/Dominion Power Gov. Affairs Director; :16]
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[OUT Q=actualy certificate application.]
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[VO-NAT]

Both sides say that the conference was a step in the right direction. The workshop was the fifth held this year.
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[11I-81]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC2:01:39]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Improvemens]


The group that will recommend plans to improve Interstate 81 has started its work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


It met for the first time yesterday in Salem.
The I-81 Advisory Panel has two proposals to consider that involve tolls.
Star Solutions' plan adds truck lanes and charges tolls to truckers.
FLOUR Virginia recommends adding car lanes and charging both cars and trucks.
Either way, truckers and manufacturers say they're being targeted unfairly ... and it could drive them out of business.
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[SOT 1:28]
[IN Q=The tolling]

((BRETT VASSEY/OPPOSES TOLLS: THE TOLLING PROPOSALS ARE NOT SIMPLY TARGETING TRUCKERS, TRUCKS OR THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY. INSTEAD THEY ARE TARGETING THE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN OF VA. WHICH IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR SURVIVAL IN MANUFACTURING IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE U.S.))
[SUPER=01-Brett Vassey/Opposes Tolls;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and the U.S.]
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[VO-NAT]


The advisory panel could choose one plan, parts of both or neither.
It has three more meetings before it gives its final recommendation to the transportation commissioner.
But VDOT says it will take years -- and lots of public input -- before any plans are finalized.
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[11Teacher-Award]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:25:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two local teachers will compete for the title of Virginia Teacher of the Year.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Carol Wiatt (WYatt) at Staunton River Middle School was surprised with an award for *Regional* Teacher of the Year yesterday morning. The honor makes the 7th grade instructor eligible for the state competition later this month. Wiatt says the kids keep her motivated. She's been teaching for 32-years.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

She'll be joined in the state competition by Joyce Cobbs, a fifth grader teacher at Boones Mill Elementary School in Franklin County. Cobbs was also named a Regional Teacher of the Year.

[DOUBLE BOXES=all toss to Steve][Weekend-Preview]



[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#=Wknd Preview]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim, Brent AND STEVE]




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[Doo-Dads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Doris Doo Dads']


The weather's getting colder and the nights are getting longer--
That means one thing-- Halloween is drawing nearer.
And if you want to decorate your home with something other than jack-o-lanterns, we have a frighteningly creative idea.
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[Take Doris Doo Dads]
Our W-D-B-J craft expert Doris May is back from her summer hiatus, and joins us this morning.
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[Perf set 2-shot]
As always, thanks for coming in early, Doris.


[SUPER=01-Doris May/WDBJ Crafts Expert;]



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[FULL SCREEN WEB ADDRESS]
If you'd like step- by - step instructions to make a "Franky- stein", you can log onto our web site, W-D-B-J-7-DOT COM.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


News 7 Mornin will be right back.
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