[AM-Wood-Brother]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE=03-38 TC 58:43]
[TAPE#=News 7 Mornin']


News 7 has learned the most recognizable racing team in Virginia may be leaving.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart/File Tape;]


The Wood Brothers have told officials in Patrick County that it may move its race shop to Charlotte, possibly by the 2004 season.
The move would reportedly help the team remain competitive.
The plan is far from definite, but it was enough for Governor Mark Warner to request a meeting with the Wood Brothers last Sunday at the Martinsville race.
The governor declined to provide details about that meeting but says he hopes the team remains here in Virginia.
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[SOT 3:47:05]
[IN Q=We have a great]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP OUR MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY. THE WOOD BROTHERS WERE FAMILIAR WITH THAT. I THINK THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN VIRGINIA BUT I THINK WHAT THEY ARE ALSO LOOKING AT IS PRESSURES FROM THE HEAD OF THE WHOLE RACING TEAM FROM THE ROUSH BROTHERS THAT PUTS ENORMOUS PRESSURE ON THEM.))
[SUPER=@markwarner;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=pressure on them]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner says he is looking at several options in hopes of keeping the team here but declined to give specifics.
We should mention the business office and the racing museum located in the Patrick County Business Park would remain.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Sources tell us if the move to Charlotte goes through, it would happen in phases and less than fifteen people would lose their jobs.


[VOB-Concorde]


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


It's a technological marvel and a financial failure-- all at once.
Today, the Concorde will take its final supersonic flight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The Concorde will slide off New York's J-F-K Airport this morning for its final flight home to London.
The three- and- a-half hour flight will include an invitation- only passenger list.
But thousands are expected to gather near Heathrow Airport to watch the final landing.
The same Concorde arrived at J-F-K for the final time last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's kind of sad]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=Boom!]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's final flight of the Concorde is scheduled to depart at 7- 35 this morning.
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[Wal-Mart]


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


Federal officials say Wal-Mart executives knew they were hiring illegal immigrants to clean their stores.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Yesterday, more than 300 workers were arrested at 60 stores across the country.
A spokesman for Wal-Mart says the company uses third party contractors for cleaning services.
Law enforcement officials say the investigation grew out of earlier probes of Wal-Mart cleaning crew contractors in 19-98 and 2001.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Wal-Mart-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:08:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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

6 stores in Virginia were raided, including stores in Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Lexington and Harrisonburg. Employees at the Lexington store said they believed some workers on the cleaning crew were detained.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


No official word on how many people were arrested, if any, at the Virginia stores.
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[11Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC14:47]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Firefighters have contained a brush fire in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

The fire though was not caused by accident.
Authorities say someone set the fire in a garbage dump near the Giles County border. Between 40 and 50 acres have burned on the north side of Cloyd's Mountain. The Forestry Department will keep a close eye on that area over the next couple of days.
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[11Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#03-48 TC08:22]
[GRAPHIC=Frank Beamer]


Frank Beamer is apologizing for slapping a player on the helmet during Wednesday night's disappointing loss to West Virginia.
Though some other schools don't tolerate it -- Virginia Tech says: Apology accepted, case closed.
Marya Jones has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=How uncharacteristic]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/ESPN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :10]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/Virginia Tech Wide Receiver; :33]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :51]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=MARYA JONES, NEWS-7.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 1:25:16 on Tech/WVU field tape]

((ANNOUNCER: HOW UNCHARACTERISTIC IS THIS OF FRANK BEAMER?)) [RUNS:03]
Even the announcers flagged Frank for Un-Beamer-like conduct, after he smacked wide receiver Ernest Wilford's helmet and grabbed his arm.
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[SOT 11:14:35 on Beamer bites tape]

((FRANK BEAMER: I JUST ... I SLAPPED HIM ON THE HEAD GEAR AND I DIDN'T MEAN THAT. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT AND THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED. )) [RUNS:12]
The smack followed a frustrating first half and a penalty from Wilford.
Wilford -- a senior from Richmond -- said afterward he had no hard feelings.
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[SOT 11:14:57]

((ERNEST WILFORD: YOU GOT NO PROBLEM WITH IT? WILFORD: NO, I LOVE COACH BEAMER. I LOVE COACH BEAMER. THAT'S ALL OVER WITH? ALL OVER WITH. HEAT OF THE MOMENT. )) [RUNS:06]
Big East, NCAA and game officials say only Virginia Tech has the authority to discipline Beamer for what happened on the sidelines.
Tech says Beamer's apology is enough.
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[SOT 6:41 on Hincker tape]

((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY SPOKESMAN: EVERYBODY WANTS TO MOVE ON AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE NEED TO DO OTHER THAN ACCEPT FRANK'S APOLOGY AND GET ON WITH THE NEXT STEP.)) [RUNS:08] [Marya SU on Standup tape TC 39:04 - :17] ((MARYA JONES: OTHER SCHOOLS HAVEN'T BEEN QUITE SO LENIENT. EARLIER THIS MONTH, INDIANA UNIVERSITY REPRIMANDED AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR A SIMILAR HELMET SLAP. BUT TECH SAYS IT HAS NO POLICY THAT COVERS THIS TYPE OF INCIDENT. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS:13]))

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, American Electric Power is reporting a a nearly 40 percent drop in third-quarter earnings. The utility says it earned 257 million dollars, or 65 cents a share. That's down from a dollar-25 a share, a year ago. The company blames mild weather and underperfoming investments for the loss.
In other news, Microsoft beat Wall Street estimates.
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=1:15]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((GOOD MORNING.. > > A TECH HEAVYWEIGHT COULD SET THE STAGE FOR TRADING TODAY. > > AFTER THE CLOSING BELL MICROSOFT SAID PROFIT BEAT ESTIMATES BY A PENNY > SHARE.. REVENUED Revenue totaled MORE THAN 8 BILLION DOLLARS .. THE > SOFTWARE GIANT ALSO RAISED ITS PROFIT OUTLOOK FOR THE CURRENT QUARTER. > > MICROSOFT SAID PROFIT ROSE THANKS TO INCREASED SALES TO BUSINESSES AND > STRONG CONSUMER DEMAND FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS. > > ON WALL STREET IN THE LAST SESSION, THE DOW AND NASDAQ WENT THEIR SEPARATE > WAYS.. > > THE DOW ROSE 14 > > WHILE THE NASDAQ SLIPPED MORE THAN 12. > > Citigroup's Smith Barney unit fired four employees believe to be connected > with improper mutual fund trading. The brokers were fired for > "inappropriate behavior related to what's called market timing." The move > follows the firing of another broker earlier this month who was believed > to have participated in late trading of mutual funds. Federal and state > regulators are investigating the mutual fund industry and its trading > practices. > > ALL'S QUIET ON THE MORTGAGE RATE FRONT. THE AVERAGE RATE ON A THIRTY YEAR > LOAN WAS FLAT THIS WEEK, AT 6.05 PERCENT. > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Sniper-Trial]


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


The trial for sniper suspect Lee Malvo will go on next month as scheduled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.;]


Yesterday, the judge denied a prosecution request to delay the proceeding, so mental health experts could examine Malvo.
The teenager's attorneys have announced an insanity defense.
Malvo is charged with killing an F-B-I analyst in Virginia last year.
Fellow suspect John Muhammad is already on trial for another murder.
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[11Knox]


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


Jurors in the trial of Doctor Cecil Knox will try again today.
After a full day of deliberations, the jury went home for the night and will continue working on a verdict this morning.

[11Bede]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC43:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What would make two teenage boys start randomly shooting at cars on an interstate?
A woman shot by one of them says a popular video game is at least partly to blame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July; QUICK!!!!]


We last talked to Kimberly Bede (Bee-dee) of Moneta back in July, just a week after she'd been shot on Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


She's since moved to North Carolina and still has bullet fragments near her spine.
She's also now part of a 256 million dollar lawsuit against the designers and distributers of Grand Theft Auto 3... the game the two teenage shooters say inspired them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the]

((KIMBERLY BEDE/SHOOTING VICTIM; IN THE GAME THEY CAN KILL PEOPLE AND KILL THEMSELVES AND PLAY AGAIN, BUT IN THE REAL WORLD, THERE'S NO SECOND CHANCES.))
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Bede/Shooting Victim;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=no second chances]
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[VO-NAT]


The two teenage boys plead guilty back in August and could be kept in state custody until they're 19.
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[11Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC 1:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke's new school safety task force will get down to business next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


An organizing committee has been working for several weeks to develop a plan and determine who'll make up the committee.
They hope to have the names of all 38 members by the end of next week, and they're planning the group's first meeting next month.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's never possible]

((NELSON HARRIS: IT'S NEVER POSSIBLE TO GO BACK AND UNDO THE PAST. WE CAN'T CHANGE THE PAST , BUT WE CAN AS A COMMUNITY, AS A COUNCIL, A SCHOOL BOARD AND AS A TASK FORCE LOOK AHEAD. AND THAT'S WHAT I THINK THE TONE OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN. ))
[SUPER=@Harris;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=the organizing committee has been.]
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[VO-NAT]


City Council had asked for a report by the end of the year, but officials now say the review will require more time.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:54:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke criminals are helping to train new police officers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, City Council approved a measure that will add a three dollar assessment fee to court costs. The extra money will go toward the relocation of the police academy, but council members say law abiding citizens won't have to worry about the added expense.
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[SOT 13:54]
[IN Q=This fee only applies]

((BILL BESTPITCH: THIS FEE ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE IN THE CITY AND FRANKLY, I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER GROUP OF FOLKS TO HELP US RAISE MONEY TO TRAIN THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE NEEDED IN THE FUTURE TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS.))
[SUPER=@Bestpitch;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=enforce those laws]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July;]

The academy is currently housed at the Jefferson Center, but police hope to triple the space they have now. Academy director Keith Sidwell is looking at a variety of locations for the school. Both Roanoke county and city officers are trained at the Academy.
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[Kai-Shek]


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


She was once the most powerful woman in China .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Madam Chiang Kai- Shek has died in her home in New York.
No cause of death has been given, but she had been treated for a number of ailments including cancer.
Her husband headed the Nationalist Party that overthrew China's last dynasty.
In the late '40s, the Nationalists lost a bloody civil war to the Communist party, forcing them to retreat to Taiwan.
After her husband's death in 19-75, Madam Chiang moved to the U-S.
She was 105 years old.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Ferrum-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC19:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]



Thousands will flock to Ferrum this weekend for the 30th annual The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


Lucy Ricardo has coordinated the Mountain Comforts Quilt Show since it started fifteen years ago.
This year, the event will feature miniature quilts with blue ridge mountain scenes, and the work of twenty young quilters under the age of thirteen.
More than 100 pieces by many of the region's most- talented quilters will be on display.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will be held Saturday on the Ferrum College campus. Activities are scheduled from ten a-m to five p-m.

[Desk 3-SHOT=Kim-Brent and Steve][5-Ferrum-Festival]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=503-00]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This weekend, thousands will travel to Ferrum for the 30th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
And while the festival focuses on the past, Joe Dashiell reports, it celebrates living traditions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS WITH NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lucy Ricardo/Quilt Show Coordinator; :30]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; :56]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Ferrum]


(([OPENS WITH NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=Gives you quite a flavor]

((GIVES YOU QUITE A FLAVOR OF THE MOUNTAINS AND I SUPPOSE THEY'RE MORNING GLORIES. ANYONE GROWING A GARDEN AROUND HERE IS FAMILIAR WITH MORNING GLORIES.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=familiar with morning glories.]


Lucy Ricardo is familiar with morning glories, and with more than 100 quilts that will grace the campus of Ferrum College this weekend.
As coordinator of the Mountain Comforts Quilt show for the last fifteen years, she's pleased to see renewed interest in a country classic.
[SOT]
[IN Q=This quilt was made by girl scouts]

((THIS QUILT WAS MADE BY GIRL SCOUTS AGES FIVE THROUGH TWELVE, WHO WERE AT A CAMPOUT.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=who were at a campout.]


For thirty years, the festival has focused on the traditions of the blue ridge region. Clyde Dillon's dough bowls, Emory Robinson's walking sticks, Audrey Hash Ham's handmade fiddles, and the music, food and folkways of many more .
but the line-up is always evolving.
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know when we first started]

((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: YOU KNOW WHEN WE FIRST STARTED, WE COULD HARDLY FIND A BASKET MAKER, AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN PEOPLE REALIZED THEY HAD MADE THEM WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG AND THEY GOT BACK INTO IT. A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE PASSED AWAY AND NOW IT'S HARD TO FIND BASKET MAKERS, SO WE SEE THE TRENDS CHANGING.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=so we see the trends changing.]


This year, 10 quilters have produced miniatures to help celebrate the 30th year of the festival and the fifteenth year of the quilt show. Twenty under the age of thirteen have entered a special children's show.
And another hundred of the region's most- talented quilters will provide a patchwork of proof that Blue Ridge traditions are alive and well.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Ferrum))
[Tape tosses to bump] [COMM][BUMP]