[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
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Three U-S soldiers have been killed and four others wounded in two separate attacks in Iraq.
And this morning, a series of explosions rocked Baghdad, killing at least 10 people.
Witnesses say an ambulance loaded with explosives crashed into a barrier in front of the International Red Cross building, and blew up.
Following the explosion, there were at least three other attacks. Aleen Sirgany is in Washington D-C this morning.....


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[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
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Governor Gray Davis has declared a state of emergency in four major counties in California, as wildfires continue burning out of control.
Hundreds of homes have already burned to the ground in Southern California.
A combination of drought, intense heat, and powerful winds have made it nearly impossible for firefighters to battle the blazes.
At least 13 people have died so far.
Meanwhile, thousands of others have evacuated.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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(( HOMES BY THE HUNDREDS ARE BURNING TO THE GROUND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS WILDFIRES RAGE OUT OF CONTROL IN FOUR MAJOR COUNTIES. THE SITUATION IS ESPECIALLY BAD IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY...WHERE THE STATE'S LARGEST BLAZE HAS FORCED THOUSANDS TO RUN FOR THEIR LIVES.

SOT: FIREMAN

"THE POWER, THE NATURE OF FIRE AND THE WIND CONDITIONS, IT WAS AMAZING, FRIGHTENING TO BE HONEST WITH YOU."
A DEADLY COMBINATION OF DROUGHT, HIGH TEMPERATURES AND POWERFUL WINDS IS PROVING TO BE TOO MUCH FOR EXHAUSTED FIREFIGHTERS. THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING TO SAVE HOMES, BUT WITH AT LEAST 10 MAJOR WILDFIRES BURNING....IT'S BEEN A LOSING BATTLE IN MANY CASES.

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"WE DO NOT HAVE THE FORCE OR POWER, AIRCRAFT CAN'T FLY BECAUSE ITS TOO WINDY, TO KNOCK DOWN THE PERIMETER OF THE FIRE."
IN SAN BERNARDINO, JUST 50 MILES EAST OF LOS ANGELES...ABOUT 300 HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN A FIRE CAUSED BY ARSON. AND WHILE INVESTIGATORS SEARCH FOR CLUES...RESIDENTS ARE IN A STATE OF SHOCK.

SOT: MOS

"WE LOST EVERYTHING."
MAKING MATTERS EVEN WORSE. SEVERAL OF THE FIRES THAT HAVE BURNING FOR DAYS ARE BEGINNING TO MERGE... CREATING RINGS OF FIRE AROUND SOME AREAS. BUT THERE'S ONE GLIMMER OF HOPE....WINDS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO AREA ARE EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE LATER TODAY. ))

[D'ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=tco]
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Danville police are investigating a shooting. An officer heard gunshots in the area of High Street and Floyd Street around 9:45 last night. When the officer responded, he found a man bleeding with a gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Authorities do not have any suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Danville Police Department.

[11Smoke-Alarms]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC-1:42:34]
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You probably turned the clocks back, but did you remember to change the battery in your smoke detector? An average of three children die each day in home fires and most of those deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
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Officials say this is a good time of year to make sure your smoke detector is in working condition, because the fall and winter months are peak times for fires.
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((MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHALL: THE NEED FOR EXTRA HEATING AND ALSO THAT PEOPLE ARE INSIDE MORE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS INTO EARLY SPRING, DURING THAT TIME PERIOD WE HAVE AN INCREASE IN ACTIVITY AS FAR AS FIRES ARE CONCERNED AND FIRE CALLS.))
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Morris says the city offers free smoke detectors to those who cannot afford one.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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City fire departments are also offering free nine volt batteries as part of Fire Awareness and Safety Month.

[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=twe]
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In sports, the Bass Pro Shops 500 will resume later this morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
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After just 39 of the 325 laps, the skies opened up yesterday, pelting the mile and a half oval with raindrops.

Following a five hour delay, the race was postponed. Kevin Harvick will be out front when it resumes today at 11 a-m.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In business news, More earnings reports are due out this week.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((Information:
> GOOD MORNING.. > > EARNINGS SEASON IS WINDING DOWN, BUT NOT BEFORE WE HEAR FROM SOME BIG NAME > COMPANIES THIS WEEK INLCUDING AMERICAN EXPRESS, PROCTER AND GAMBLE, > BOEING, VERIZON, AVON AND MARTHA STEWART'S COMPANY. > > IS THE HOUSING MARKET STILL RED HOT.. WE'LL FIND OUT IN THE COMING DAYS > WITH REPORTS ON NEW AND EXISTING HOMES SALES.. WE'LL ALSO FIND OUT HOW > AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT THEIR JOBS AND THE ECONOMY WITH THE CONSUMER > CONFIDENCE REPORT. > AND IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN.. FED TIME THAT IS.. FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN > ALAN GREENSPAN WILL MEET WITH FELLOW POLICYMAKERS TUESDAY TO DISCUSS THE > FATE OF U-S INTEREST RATES. > > Search engine company Google is considering going public next year and > talked to more than a dozen investment banks about a possible offering, > Bankers estimate the Google IPO at $15 - $25 billion. > > ON WALL STREET... STOCKS MOVED LOWER ON DISAPPOINTING PROFIT NEWS. > > THE DOW SANK 30 POINTS, FOR THE WEEK IT SHED MORE THAN 1 PERCENT. > > THE NASDAQ GAVE UP 20 POINTS, DOWN 2.4 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK. > > Shares of cable operator Cablevision Systems fell as much as 15 percent > after analysts gave a thumbs-down to the company's decision to spin off > its newly formed satellite unit and three popular cable networks - AMC, > Independent film channel and Women's Entertainment. > > > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))



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[Prez-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]


They were in Detroit, but it was Iraq that was on the minds of nine Presidential hopefuls who debated last night.
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It was the second of two debates hosted by the Congressional black caucus.
The Democratic contenders took aim at President Bush's post-war policy in Iraq, and criticized him for not doing a better job of protecting U-S troops.
Over the course of 90- minutes, the candidates also said Bush hasn't done enough to get international help in Iraq.

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[Your-Hometown]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=SUN MORN]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Hometown]
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The land below what now is Smith Mountain Lake was once a hunting ground for Indians. Today it's not hunting, but fishing that's the draws a crowd. In this morning's Your Hometown report, Brent Watts takes a look at how Smith Mountain Lake came to be, and a few of the things to do while you're there.
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[ANCHOR-Kimberly]
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Brent's next stop will be Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Stocks fell on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS CLOSED LOWER ON THE DAY AND FOR WEEK ON FRIDAY.


THE DOW LOST 30 POINTS...
...THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN 19.


A DAY AFTER POSTING NUMBERS FOR ITS FISCAL FIRST QUARTER, SHARES OF MICROSOFT ALMOST LOST EIGHT-PERCENT FRIDAY.
THE SOFTWARE GIANT REPORTED EARNINGS OF 24-CENTS A SHARE...UP FROM 19-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
MICROSOFT SAYS HIGHER THAN EXPECTED P-C SOFTWARE SALES CONTRIBUTED TO THE 28-PERCENT JUMP IN EARNINGS.


NORTEL NETWORKS SAW THEIR STOCK DROP MORE THAN SIX-PERCENT AFTER REPORTING THIRD QUARTER NUMBERS.
LATE THURSDAY, THE COMPANY POSTED NET INCOME OF FOUR-CENTS PER SHARE.
NORTEL SAYS IT WILL ALSO BE RESTATING ITS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PAST THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS.
THE COMPANY SAYS THE ADJUSTMENTS WON'T IMPACT ITS CURRENT CASH BALANCE.


A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS DECLARED A MISTRIAL IN THE OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE CASE AGAINST FRANK QUATTRONE.
THE FORMER WALL STREET BANKER WAS CHARGED WITH WITNESS TAMPERING IN THE ALLEGED COVER-UP OF SUSPECTED KICKBACKS ON HOT STOCK OFFERINGS.
QUATTRONE WORKED FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON.
THE JURY COULD NOT REACH A VERDICT IN THE CASE.
IT IS UNKNOWN IF PROSECUTORS WILL SEEK A RETRIAL.


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

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[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]


Nutritional guidelines recommend that you eat five to six fruits and vegetables a day for their nutritional value. Now a new study says how much of those nutrients you get, depends on how you cook them.
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[Take Fs Healthy Living] Christy Feig explains in today's healthy living.
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(( VEGETABLES ARE FULL OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS LIKE FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN C, AND CANCER-FIGHTING ANTIOXIDANTS.
"there is a whole host of these biochemicals that together allow us to reduce our risk of heart disease, diabetes, as well as cancer."
HOW MUCH OF THOSE NUTRIENTS YOU GET from vegetables, DEPENDS ON HOW YOU COOK THEM ACCORDING TO TWO NEW STUDIES IN THE JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE.
ONE OF THE STUDIES LOOKED AT BROCCOLI COOKED SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS WHEN MICROWAVED, IT LOST UP TO 97-PERCENT OF IT'S ANTIOXIDANTS.
"the very high thermal temperatures damage the cellular wall and by definition reduce the availability of almost all the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals."
WHEN BOILED, BROCCOLI LOST UP TO TWO-THIRDS OF SOME DISEASE FIGHTING COMPOUNDS.
"in the boiling process, many of those nutrients are leeched into the water."
Broccoli STEAMED FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WITH LITTLE OR NO WATER CONTACT WAS THE HEALTHIEST... LOSING ONLY ABOUT 10-PERCENT OF THE NUTRIENTS.
THE RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND FROZEN VEGETABLES DON'T ALWAYS HAVE ALL THE NUTRIENTS THEY LEFT THE FIELD WITH EITHER. PRIOR TO BEING BAGGED THEY'RE PLACED BRIEFLY IN BOILING WATER BEFORE BEING FROZEN... AND IN THAT PROCESS SOME OF THE NUTRIENTS ARE LOST.
SO IF YOU PREFER YOUR VEGETABLES COOKED... KEEP IN MIND... WHAT YOU EAT MAY BE AS IMPORTANT AS HOW IT'S COOKED.
IN WASHINGTON, I'M CHRISTY FEIG.)) [Tape tosses to break] [COMM] [BUMP]

[2-11Crystal-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
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[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!]
It's nearly a century old, but Roanoke's first steam powered water pump is in its best condition ever. As Jennifer Wishon explains, it's all thanks to a group of residents who didn't want to see a piece of the city's history go down the drain.
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((((NATS OF WATER)) Crystal Spring has quenched the thirsts of Roanokers for more than a 100 years. And for the first 50 or so it was this steam powered pump that delivered millions of gallons of water to the homes of residents. Sunday the public was allowed a peek at the industrial relic which has been re- restored by the History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia.
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((RALPH SMITH: I HOPE ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND VISITORS WILL HAVE AN OCCASION TO COME AND ENJOY WATCHING THIS THING THE WAY IT PUMPED FIVE MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY THROUGH OUR CITY.))
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At the time of it's installation the steam pump was state of the art, but as technology improved over the years modifications were made.
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((MIKE MCEVOY: ABOUT 1950 THAT PUMP WAS RETIRED AND REPLACED WITH SOME ELECTRIC MOTORS AND PUMPS AND THEN IN 1999 WE STARTED A PROJECT THAT WE COMPLETED IN 2002 WHICH IS THE FACILITY WE SEE BEHIND ME.))
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A five million dollar filtration plant that still uses the same electric pumps installed in the 50's. It was built right beside the old pump and much like it's predecessor, the new pump is the largest in Virginia and controlled by the best technology available.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: DURING A VISIT TO THE AREA IT'S RUMORED THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON ONCE DRANK FROM THE CRYSTAL SPRING RESERVOIR WHICH IS NOW HOUSED UNDER THESE TENNIS COURTS.))
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David Burrows' company was contracted to enclose the spring for sanitation purposes and it was Burrows who came forward with the funding to help restore the pump.
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((DAVID BURROWS: IT'S REALLY A MECHANICAL MARVEL.))
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((DAVID BURROWS: I THINK IT'S THE ONLY ONE LIKE IT LEFT IN THE COUNTRY.))
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((MIKE MCEVOY: IT'S REALLY A KEY TO OUR PAST AND HAVING IT OPEN AS A MUSEUM ACROSS THE WAY FROM THE NEW TECHNOLOGY HERE AT CRYSTAL IS JUST A GOOD EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT FOR OUR CITIZENS.))
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And thanks to the endowment set up by Burrows, the Historical Society is confident the public will be able to see the industrial relic for years to come. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The old Crystal Spring pump will be open to the public free of charge Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5.
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