[Bears]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Friday-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=TC 03-48 00:39:22]
[GRAPHIC=News7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


Russell Smith was sitting on his couch last night when he heard the sound of breaking glass.
When the Rockbridge County resident got up to investigate, he came face to face with a bear.
And when he escaped through the front door of his home, Joe Dashiell reports, Smith found another bear waiting for him outside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=07-Russell Smith; :00]
[SUPER=04-1998; :21]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :31]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :50]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Rockbridge Co.]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND 14:53:00]
[IN Q=I was standing]

((I WAS STANDING HERE WATCHING THIS OTHER BEAR DOWN HERE AND I FELT SOMETHING AND HE COME RIGHT ACROSS MY SOCK RIGHT HERE AND RIPPED MY SOCK. HE DIDN'T BREAK THE SKIN OR NOTHING.))
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[OUT Q=didn't break the skin or nothing.]


Russell Smith wasn't hurt, but the dents in the roof of his car, the broken glass throughout his home, and the bullet holes in his refrigerator tell a story he won't soon forget.
Two asian bears, similar to these younger animals photographed at the Natural Bridge Zoo in 1998, escaped from a cage on neighboring property around six o'clock.
Smith was watching television when the first bear came through a back window.
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[IN Q=Bear came around]

((BEAR COME AROUND THE CORNER, STOOD UP AT ME, SO I WENT OUT THE FRONT DOOR. AND WHEN I WENT OUT THE FRONT DOOR, THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE DOWN THERE. SO I DIDN'T KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=didn't know which way to go.]


Smith WAS able to summon help, but efforts to tranquilize the bear were unsuccessful.
The owner of the zoo and sheriff's deputies shot and killed the animal inside the home.
The other bear was apparently wounded as well. It ran off into the woods, where hunters were still tracking it Thursday night.
Smith and his wife Marilynne spent the evening cleaning the damage... broken windows, splintered furniture, and smeared blood, but the couple say they don't blame the zoo's owner.
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[IN Q=I don't think it'll happen again]
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[OUT Q=let's hope not anyhow.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockbridge County))

[Flu-Outbreak]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


This year's flu outbreak has spread to almost half the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


In one week alone, the number of states hit by the virus nearly doubled from 13 to 24, including Virginia.
The flu arrived much earlier than usual and health officials are especially concerned because many people are getting sick from a strain of the virus that can't be treated with a vaccine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a virus]

((SCOTT HARPER/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL: THIS IS A VIRUS CIRCULATING PREDOMINANTLY THIS SEASON WHICH COMES FROM A FAMILY OF VIRUSES THAT TENDS TO CAUSE WORSE DISEASE. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Harper/Centers for Disease Control;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=cause worse disease.]
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[VO-NAT]


The number of children who've died from the virus has jumped from 11 to more than 20.
A shortage of the flu vaccine is only complicating matters.
The goverment's been able to allocate an additional 250 thousand doses, but that's not expected to last long.
Officials say the new doses should first be given to people at high risk, including seniors, babies, and pregnant women.
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[11Bluefield-FEMA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC1:10:08]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=3]



FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center for Southwest Virginia flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./November]


In November, flood waters damaged hundreds of homes and businesses causing an estimated 12-million dollars in damage.
[SUPER=03-Bluefield]


The new office in Bluefield is for people in Giles, Bland, Buchanan, Smyth and Tazewell counties and the city of Galax. State and federal officials are at the office and say there are many ways to help.
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[SOT:2:14:36:00 ]
[IN Q=To meet someone face ]

((DAWN EISCHEN: TO MEET SOMEONE FACE TO FACE, TO TALK ABOUT THEIR APPLICATION, TO TALK TO SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS, STATE OFFICIALS, AND JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TYPES OF ASSISTANCE ARE OUT THERE ARE AVAILABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dawn Eischen/Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management]
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[OUT Q=are available.]
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[TAKE FEMA NUMBER FS]
Call 1-800-621-FEMA to register. The office is at the Bluefield Kroger Shopping Plaza and is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 7... Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Youth-Court]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC 1:26:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


They'll soon be laying down the law at one Roanoke school.
And you may be surprised to hear who the judge and jury will be.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It is called youth court and it's going to be implemented at Patrick Henry High School.
Yesterday, students and faculty gathered for a training session to learn how young people can deliver justice.
It is an intervention program where students will serve as jurors to hear cases of fellow students who have committed minor offenses.
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[SOT 3:49:18]
[IN Q=The student must]

((DIANNE STRICKLAND/RETIRED JUDGE: THE STUDENT MUST HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISCONDUCT SO IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF DETERMING GUILT OR INNOCENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Dianne Strickland/Retired Judge]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=guilt or innoncence]
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[VO-NAT]


The offenses can include everything from fighting, vandalism, smoking, and skipping class.
The panel made up of five students then must come up with an appropriate punishment.
That can include restitution, community service, or counseling.
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[SOT 3:48:32]
[IN Q=It is our hope]

((DIANNE STRICKLAND/RETIRED JUDGE: IT IS OUR HOPE ALSO THAT THE OFFENDERS WILL LEARN THROUGH THE PROCESS MORE ABOUT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, MORE ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS, AND MORE ABOUT CITIZENSHIP.))
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[OUT Q=and more about citizenship]
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[VO-NAT]


Parents must agree to youth court and are encouraged to attend the proceedings.
Volunteer lawyers and judges in the community will serve as advisors to make sure everything is done fairly.
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[Iraq-Cheney]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney is the focus of a new controversy over its 15- billion dollar no- bid contract for rebuilding Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A Pentagon audit found evidence that a Halliburton subsidiary overcharged for fuel it delivered to Iraq by 61- million dollars.
However, Pentagon officials say Halliburton apparently didn't make a profit, and may have paid too much for the gas in the first place.
Negotiations are under way to resolve the fuel overcharging issue.
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[11Bus-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC19:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


You'll soon be able to let someone else do the driving between Blacksburg and Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Blacksburg Town Council has approved a bus route between the 2-regions. Valley Metro was awarded a 3-year grant to start the service, but needed Blacksburg to get on board.
Under the proposal, 2 buses will run Monday through Saturday. It's estimated a one-way trip will take an hour and a half and cost riders 3-bucks.
Valley Metro is hoping to start the route this Spring.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, the Dow Industrials closed above the ten-thousand mark. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=in New York.]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Indiana-Teens]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Authorities have discovered the remains of three Indiana teenagers who've been missing since summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hammond, IN;]


The boys were found buried beneath a layer of freshly poured concrete in the apartment house where David Maust lived.

Maust is charged with murder and will make a court appearance later today.
Police say he's confessed to killing one of the teens.
In 19-81, Maust was convicted of killing a 15- year- old boy in Illinois.
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[Missing-Student]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


A search warrant shows about a three- hour gap between the time a North Dakota college student disappeared and a suspect returned home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Alfonzo Rodriguez is charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of Dru Sjodin (shuh- DEEN).
His mother told police Rodriguez came home at about 8- 15 P-M the night Sjodin disappeared last month.
Sjodin was least heard from around 5 P-M that day.
Rodriguez is in jail in North Dakota on five million dollar's bond.
He says he's innocent.
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[11Tazewell Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC52:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


One of the victims from a deadly law school shooting in Grundy, Virginia has been honored.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.]


V-DOT is re-naming state route 624 in Buchanan County, Angela Dales Memorial Highway.
Dales was killed 2-years ago this January in a deadly shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law.
The school's dean and a professor were also killed and 3-others were injured.
Family members say the dedication was an honor Dales would have cherished.
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[SOT:2:04:52:00, 2:08:14:00]
[IN Q=She drove it]

((SHE DROVE IT CONSTANTLY IN A LITTLE SMALL CAMERO. AND I JUST SEE HER DRIVING IT, IT WAS ONE OF HER FAVORITE HIGHWAYS HERE IN THE COUNTY HERE....I HOPE A VISION COMES INTO THEIR MINDS OF A PERSON WHO LOVED HER DAUGHTER, LOVED OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY SEE THAT SMILING BLONDE FACE OF ANGELA))
[SUPER=01-Danny Dales/Father; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lucius Ellsworth/Law School President; :08]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=face of Angela]
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[VO-NAT]


Dales was a Buchanan County native, mother, student and employee of the law school. The man charged with her murder goes on trial early next year.
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[11Spam-Indictment]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC23:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


He may have been behind junk emails that came to your computer.
Virginia Authorities have nabbed the world's eighth most prolific spammer.
It's the nation's first felony arrest for sending junk email.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sterling]


Two North Carolina men are the first people charged under Virginia's anti-spam law.
Jeremy Jaynes and Richard Rutowski each face four felony counts for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited emails.
The two allegedly sent e-mails promoting investment schemes, computer software and home mortgage deals.
America Online says their members stand to benefit from the state's vigorous prosecution of spammers.
The Virginia-based company currently blocks two BILLION spam emails a day.
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[SOT 16:08:40]
[IN Q=AS A TECHNICAL MATTER]

((CURTIS LU/AOL DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL: AS A TECHNICAL MATTER IT IS A TREMENDOUS BURDEN BOTH FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ON AOL TO SIMPLY RECEIVE AND PROCESS ALL THAT MAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Lu/AOL Deputy General Counsel]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=AND PROCESS ALL THAT MAIL.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men are expected to be extradited to Loudoun County.
That is where many of the Internet service providers which handled the spam messages are located.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Radio-License]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC1:26:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


It's been a quiet week for a Pulaski radio station that lost its signal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

W-B-L-B Gospel Radio was turned off by the F-C-C on Monday for not renewing its license. Station Manager Sandra Young says she was shocked when she heard the news.
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[SOT 48:12]
[IN Q=Total panic because I]

((SANDRA YOUNG/WBLB RADIO MANAGER: TOTAL PANIC BECAUSE I KNOW WE MINISTER TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND IT'S A VERY NEEDFUL SERVICE WE PROVIDE HERE AT THE STATION SO IT WAS TOTAL PANIC, BUT WE TRIED TO KEEP OUR COOL AND DO EVERYTHING WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Young/WBLB Radio Manager;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=we're supposed to do]
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[VO-NAT]

Young says failure to renew was an oversight and she's been working with the F-C-C to have the signal restored by the weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

W-M-V-A in Martinsville and W-B-L-T in Bedford remembered to file, but were notified of some problems with their applications. However, both stations WILL remain on the air while the problems are taken care of.

[2-11Mona-Lisa]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC52:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Hundreds of people got a sneak peak of the new Julia Roberts movie.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


About 300 students, faculty and alumni from Hollins University saw "Mona Lisa Smile".. even before it opens nationwide.
[SUPER=04-"Mona Lisa Smile" - Sony Pictures;]


The flick premiered in New York Wednesday night, but won't open nationwide until next week.
It's about a novice art professor who joins the staff of the all-female Wellesley College in 1953.
Hollins was one of 50 colleges in the U-S chosen for the advanced screening.
The screening was held at the Grandin Theater because Hollins doesn't have the necessary equipment.
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[2-Shot Desk Toss=Kim and Steve]