[Muhammad]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Today a jury in Virginia Beach will resume hearing evidence on whether John Muhammad should get the death penalty or a sentence of life in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Yesterday, the 42- year- old was found guilty of killing Dean Meyers last year in a sniper attack.
He was convicted of two counts of capital murder.
Muhammad's alleged partner, 18- year- old Lee Malvo also faces the death penalty.
Malvo's trial continues today in Chesapeake.
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[Bush-London]


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


President Bush is heading to London today for a state visit, designed as a "Thank You" for British support in the Iraqi war.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


The President and First Lady will be guests of the Queen herself, and workers are putting on the final welcoming touches.
However, protestors are planning a different kind of welcome.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He's put the whole world]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=in crisis.]
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[VO-NAT]


Signs are being made for nearly 60- thousand demonstrators who plan to be vocal today as Bush arrives.
Many are angry about the war in Iraq.
But Bush will likely try to turn the protests in his favor, as he did last week during an interview with the B-B-C.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, freedom]

((WELL FREEDOM IS A BEAUTIFUL THING AND AREN'T YOU LUCKY TO BE A COUNTRY THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO SPEAK THEIR MIND.))


[SUPER=04-"BBC Breakfast with Frost";]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=speak their mind.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, London police are prepared.
Millions of dollars have been spent to put 14- thousand officers on patrol.
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[11Clubs-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC 33:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The next time you go to workout at the gym, you may have to leave your cell phone behind.
Many health clubs across the country are considering banning cell phones including right here in our area.
Justin McLeod tells us why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lori Stobl/YMCA Member; :08]
[SUPER=01-Cal Johnson/YMCA Executive Director; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jackie Spangler/YMCA Member; :49]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE WORKING OUT))
When you work out at the gym, the last thing you want is to be on camera.
[SOT 5:56:53]
[IN Q=You always think]

((LORI STOBL/YMCA MEMBER: YOU ALWAYS THINK ABOUT WHENEVER YOU GO INTO A DRESSING ROOM OR WHENEVER I AM IN A LOCKERROOM YOU ALWAYS WONDER IF THERE ARE CAMERAS SOMEWHERE.)) [Run05]
[OUT Q=are cameras somewhere]


These days those cameras could be built right into your cell phone.
They're called camera phones which can be used to take pictures anytime anywhere.
[SOT 5:41:28]
[IN Q=I think we began]

((CAL JOHNSON/YMCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: I THINK WE BEGAN TO SEE THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY THERE WERE INAPPROPRIATE USES FOR PARTICULARLY PHOTO CELL PHONES IN PUBLIC AREAS, PARTICULARLY IN AREAS THAT HAD LOCKER ROOM FACILITIES.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=locker room facilities]


Although there have been no problems locally, the Y-M-C-A in Roanoke wants to be proactive rather than reactive.
It may soon follow a recommendation from its national headquarters and ban cell phones altogether.
[SOT 5:54:43]
[IN Q=I would go along]

((JACKIE SPANGLER/YMCA MEMBER: I WOULD GO ALONG WITH IT BUT I'M NOT SURE IT IS RIGHT TO BAN THEM ALTOGETHER.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=ban them altogether]


The "Y" says it may have no choice.
Managers point out it would be impossible to search everyone and then tell the difference between regular and camera phones.
But some Y members wonder if a ban would do more harm than good.
[SOT 5:56:06]
[IN Q=I am sure there are]

((LORI STROBL/YMCA MEMBER: I AM SURE THERE'S ALOT OF PEOPLE WORKING OUT THAT HAVE CHILDREN, THAT COULD HAVE A BABYSITTER AND PEOPLE MAY NEED TO CONTACT THEM. THERE MAY BE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION IN THE LOCKERROOM OR SOMEONE MAY NEED TO CALL 9-1-1.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=need to call 911]


The Y will consider this and other issues as it drafts its policy which should be completed by March.
Justin Mcleod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[11Rain-Disaster]


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

Many farmers are dealing with the effects of too much rain.
As a result, more Virginia communities have been declared disaster areas.
Four more counties, including Bedford and Mecklenburg counties, were added to the list yesterday.
Farmers in those and adjoining counties are now eligible for low-interest emergency loans and other assistance.

[11NRCC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:15:14]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


A local college will help hundreds of laid off textile workers in Pulaski explore their options.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


New River Community College is opening a satellite office at the Renfro Plant.
The sock manufacturer announced last week it was closing and laying off 315 workers.
College officials say the office will be used to help workers go back to school or find a new job.
The satellite office will be open for several weeks. The Renfro plant is closing January 10th.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Some big changes could be on the way at the New York Stock Exchange.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WILL VOTE TODAY ON A PACKAGE OF PROPOSALS INTENDED TO RESHAPE THE WAY THE BIG BOARD DOES BUSINESS. THE PROPOSALS INCLUDE MAKING THE NYSE regulatory arm report directly to a board committee. THE 1366 EEMBERS WILL ALSO VOTE ON WHETHER TO ASK FOR THE RESIGNATION OF VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE 26 PERSON BOARD.
MARTHA STEWART will be back in court today in a bid to get some of the charges against her dropped ahead of her obstruction of justice trial slated to begin in January Lawyers will ask for two fraud charges against Stewart to be dropped.

PUTNAM INVESTMENTS THE MUTUAL FUND COMPANY CAUGHT UP IN THE IMPROPER TRADING SCANDAL SAW ANOTHER 7 BILLION DOLLARS COME OUT OF ITS FUNDS THIS PAST WEEK. THAT'S ON TOP OF THE 14 BLN DOLLRS ANGRY INVESTORS PULLED OUT OF PUTNAM THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER.
Stocks fell for the third straight session on Monday as fears over more deadly attacks across the world and a gloomy outlook for the key holiday season from Toys R Us WEIGHED ON INVESTORS.
THE DOW GAVE BACK 57 POINTS
THE NASDAQ SLIPPED MORE THAN 20.
VERIZON WILL DISCONNECTOVER 21-THOUSAND WORKERS BY THE END OF THE WEEK. THE EMPLOYEES ARE LEAVING THE PAYROLL AS PART OF VERIZON'S VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM. IT REPRESENTS LESS THAN 10 PERCENT OF THE PHONE COMPANIES WORKFORCE.
INVESTORS HAVE A MOUND OF ECONOMIC REPORTS TO SIFT THROUGH THIS WEEK.. INCLUDING REPORTS ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, HOME SALES AND PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING.
TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Wythe-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC2:05:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wythe County may have helped solved more than a dozen armed robberies in the region... all by accident.
A deputy was responding to a gasoline drive-off Sunday morning when he walked into an armed robbery.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dep. David Meredith/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Department; :13]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Kermit Osborne/Wythe Co. Sheriff; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=New 7, Wythe County]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT:24:40:00]
[IN Q=It was totally]

((DEPUTY DAVID MEREDITH: IT WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AND IT ALL JUST HAPPENED SO FAST.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=Happened so fast.]


Deputy David Meredith thought he was going to a routine gas drive-off call at this Rural Retreat gas station. Instead, he walked in on an armed robbery.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:26:52:00]
[IN Q=The clerk looked]

((DEPUTY MEREDITH: THE CLERK LOOKED AT ME AND SAYS I'M BEING ROBBED AND AT THAT TIME I'VE SEEN GUY WITH A MASK COME UP FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER AND HE WAS POINTING A GUN AT ME.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=a gun at me.]


Meredith dove behind this food stand and then went out the front door. He says 59 year old Paul Edwards Inman then took the clerk hostage.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:23:14:00]
[IN Q="I was parked right]

((DEPUTY MEREDITH: I WAS PARKED RIGHT HERE AND I WAS BEHIND MY VEHICLE AS HE CAME OUT WITH HER AND I ADVISED HIM TO DROP HIS WEAPON AND LET HER GO.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=let her go.]


Investigators say Inman jumped in his car and lead Meredith on an 8 mile chase... even going the wrong way on route 11 before hitting a state police road block. Investigators now believe there may be more to this story.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 31:20:00]
[IN Q=The gas stations]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THE GAS STATION'S LOCATED OFF INTERSTATE 81 AND POLICE BELIEVE INMAN MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN 19 OTHER ARMED ROBBERIES DOWN THROUGH SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST TENNESSEE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=East Tennessee]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:4:27:00]
[IN Q=It appears]

((SHERIFF KERMIT OSBORNE: IT APPEARS THAT THE DESCRIPTIONS AND THE TYPE OF WEAPON MATCH SOME OF THE OTHER ROBBERIES IN THE OTHER JURISDICTIONS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=other jurisdictions.]


Inman's charged with 7-felonies, including abduction, robbery and attempted murder. He's being held at the regional jail without bond. Rachel DePompa, New 7, Wythe County.))

[11Wytheville-Robbery]


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


Police in the town of Wytheville are on the lookout for another robber who may have been shot during a separate attempt.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
This is a police-composite drawing of the suspect.
Officers say he entered the Sunny Daze Deli-Market on Lee Highway Sunday night and demanded money from the clerk.


The clerk bent over to retrieve the money, produced a weapon and shot the suspect in the stomach.
The man left the store, got into a car and drove away.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Police say they have warned local hospitals and doctors to be on the lookout.
Officers aren't sure if anyone else is involved, but Radford police reported a similar robbery earlier Sunday evening at the Super 8 Motel on Tyler Avenue.
The robber in that case was successful and got away uninjured.


[Japan-Terror]


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


Japan has issued a terror warning for its citizens traveling or living abroad.
An alert posted on a Foreign Ministry Web site urges Japanese tourists and residents to use "utmost caution."
That after two London- based Arabic language newspapers received thrreats, supposed from al-Qaida, of car bomb attacks against the U-S, Britain, Italy, Australia, and Japan.


[Energy-Bill]


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


Negotiators on Capitol Hill have approved a massive new energy bill.-- the first overhaul of its kind in a decade.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The measure offers 23- billion dollars in tax breaks.
Two- thirds of that would go to the oil, gas, and coal industries.
However, the bill still needs an official vote from the full house and senate.
(------------)


[11Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC 1:35:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The number of homeless people in the Roanoke Valley appears to be growing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

According to a survey by the Roanoke Valley Task Force, an average of 438-people spent the night in homeless shelters this summer... that's about one hundred more than last year.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Substance abuse, lost housing and unemployment were among the top reasons. Task Force members say they conduct these surveys to pin-point areas where help for the homeless is needed most.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5203]
[IN Q=we need]

((PAULA PRINCE/ROANOKE VALLEY TASK FORCE: 5203 WE NEED MORE EMPLOYMENT WE NEED TO HAVE PLACES FOR OUR CITIZENS TO FIND EMPLOYMENT THAT HAS A LIVING WAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Paula Prince/Roanoke Valley Task Force;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=has a living wage]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Task Force released its results from the survey yesterday as part of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.

(------------)



[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:39:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke City landmark is moving, but not far...
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[VO-NAT :32]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 21;]

Yesterday, Roanoke City Council approved an ordinance to move the H&C Coffee sign from the top of Billy's Ritz to the Shenandoah Hotel nearby. The sign has long been at the center of a renovation campaign.
[SUPER=04-November 3;]

City Council also voted to clarify the zoning definition in connection with a proposed methadone clinic on Hershberger Road. Members agree the facility would create unique circumstances and say more clearly defining "outpatient clinics" could help. Council and the Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing on the issue December 15th.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The city also want the Virginia code to be amended to require the state to notify any locality when an application for such a facility is made. City Manager Darlene Burcham says the locality should then be given 30-days to comment on the proposed location.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Stocks closed lower yesterday. And Lowe's released its sales report. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((STOCKS CLOSED IN THE RED ON MONDAY.


THE DOW WAS DOWN 57...
...AND THE NASDAQ LOST 20.


LOWE'S, THE HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER, BEAT ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS BY THREE-CENTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.
THE COMPANY REPORTED EARNINGS OF 56-CENTS A SHARE.
THAT'S UP FROM 43-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
LOWE'S POSTED A 12-POINT-FOUR PERCENT INCREASE IN SAME STORE SALES FOR THE PERIOD, AND
SAYS EXPANSION INTO NEW MARKETS CONTRIBUTED TO THE GROWTH.


TOYS-R-US POSTED A THIRD QUARTER NET LOSS OF 18-CENTS PER SHARE.
THAT COMPARES TO A LOSS OF 13-CENTS PER SHARE A YEAR AGO.
ANALYSTS HAD EXPECTED THE TOY STORE TO LOSE 10-CENTS FOR THE PERIOD.
IN A COST CUTTING MOVE, THE COMPANY SAYS THAT, BY JANUARY 31ST, IT WILL CLOSE SOME STORES--INCLUDING 146 KIDS-R-US LOCATIONS AND THE THREE DISTRIBUTION CENTERS THAT SUPPORT THEM.


DUPONT IS SELLING ITS CLOTHING AND CARPET FIBER BUSINESS.
THE CHEMICAL MAKER HAS ANNOUNCED A DEAL WITH KOCH INDUSTRIES.
KOCH IS EXPECTED TO PAY FOUR-POINT-FOUR-BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH FOR THE INVISTA UNIT, WHICH INCLUDES STAINMASTER CARPET AND LYCRA FABRICS.
THE DEAL IS EXPECTED TO BE FINALIZED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2004.


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

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WINNER]


[6-Hunting-Accidents]


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


Authorities believe a hunter found dead in Franklin County shot himself by accident.
40-year-old Eric Bristow failed to return home from hunting on opening day.
Rescuers found him suspended by his safety harness from a tree stand Sunday afternoon.
Another hunter fell from his stand in Franklin County over the weekend.
60-year-old Michael Stanley of Martinsville spent about seven hours on the ground before he was rescued.
Stanley is in serious condition at Carilion-Roanoke Memorial hospital.

[6-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:38:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


City Council wants to change Roanoke's zoning ordinance in response to a proposed methadone clinic.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke Treatment Center wants to put a substance abuse treatment facility on Hershberger Road. Opponents say the location is too close to schools. City leader found out about the proposal not long before the public. They agree the facility creates unique circumstances and say more clearly defining "outpatient clinics" could help.
(///// SOT at : 21 /////)
[SOT 15:15:02-15:15:18]
[IN Q=Well, the zoning amendment that we are requesting...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: AND THEN REQUIRE THAT THOSE ACTIVITIES MEETING THAT NEW DEFINITION COULD ONLY BE LOCATED IN C-2 DISTRICT OF THE CITY, WHICH IS OUR COMMERCIAL DISTRICT AND THEN COULD ONLY BE LOCATED WITH APPROVAL FROMTHE B-Z-A THROUGH A SPECIAL EXCEPTION PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=through a special exception process.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Council and the Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing on the issue December 15th. The city also want the Virginia code to be amended to require the state to notify any locality when an application for such a facility is made. Burcham says the locality should then be given 30-days to comment on the proposed location.

[Paws-Claws]


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


Eye disorders like glaucoma and cataracts are common in people-- but they can also strike pets.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Paws and Claws]
In this week's "Paws and Claws" segment, we'll learn about some of the most common eye disorders in dogs and cats and some of the treatment options available.
Doctor Steve Karras from the Cave Spring Vet Clinic is here with us this morning.


(We just mentioned glaucoma and cataracts-- what are some other common eye disorders that pets can suffer from?)



[SUPER=01-Dr. Steve Karras/Cave Spring Veterinary Clinic;]



(What are some symptoms of a serious eye disorder?)



(How do you know the difference between those and a common allergy-- such as drainage around the eye area?)



(Can these serious diseases be treated with oral medications..or is surgery almost always required?)



(At what age can this disorders begin?)



[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=none]


Thanks for joining us today, Doctor Karras.
News 7 Mornin will be right back.
[Kim tosses to bump] [BUMP] [COMM]


[S-Tech2003]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=TECH 2003 183125TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2003]

The Holidays are fast approaching - and in this morning's Tech 2003 Report - Mike Stevens has some Ho Ho Hokie Christmas cheer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=2:49]
[OUT Q=...TUESDAY MORNING EVERYBODY."]
(--------------)

(( With Temple now in the rear view mirror, but probably never out of mind - Virginia Tech now sets its sights on the its final Big East game ever - this Saturday against Boston College. And while the Hokies hope to wrap up win number 9, we're wrapping up some holiday gifts in this week's edition of the Tech 2003 Report. Tired of riding the Hokie roller coaster the past month. Then hit the malls - Christmas time is coming and Michael Vick is ready to take up space under your tree. The Forever bobble head company has produced a limited edition Vick figure in his Hokie home uniform. B & C Sports Collectibles in both Lynchburg and at Valley View are one of the only place you can find it locally. ((LOCKE WHITE:)) Thanks to Vick and the success of Tech football - the Hokies number of licensed products has almost doubled in four years to more than 500. Another new item this holiday season is a 616 piece three foot long, panoramic jigsaw puzzle of Lane Stadium. ((LOCKE WHITE:)) White says revenue from licensing fees should top $1 million by next year. It could have been more if Tech and Fisher Price had had a meeting of the minds on the new talking Elmo. ((LOCKE WHITE;)) ((nat sound)) ((LOCKE WHITE:)) Vick isn't letting Elmo get much of a lead on him. He is readily available in his Falcons' garb this Holiday season.

But to find these items on store shelves - you may actually need Santa himself.)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))
[Tape tosses to break] [COMM]