[PKG-New-Business]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC 1:50:02]
[GRAPHIC=MasterBrand]
[ENG#=1]


Southside residents say its about time.
The second largest cabinet maker in North American plans to set up shop in Henry County, bringing with it several hundred jobs.
Justin McLeod has details and reaction.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Ferguson/Henry Co. Resident; :13]
[SUPER=01-Richard Farr/MasterBrand, Inc.; :36]
[SUPER=@markwarner; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-April Manning/Henry Co. Resident; 1:19]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF COOKING))
Here at the Dutch Boys Restaurant in Collinsville, the dinner conversation these days focuses on jobs, specificially the seven hundred that are about to come to Henry County.
[SOT 19:05:46; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=I didn't think]

((BUTCH FERGUSON/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: I DIDN'T THINK THEY COULD GET THAT MANY, BOTH TIMES IT'S ABOUT 200 OR 150 OR WHATEVER, 700, THAT'S ACTUALLY GOOD.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=that's actually good]


It is made possible thanks to MasterBrand Cabinets.
The second largest cabinet maker in North America plans to open in the Patriot Center Industrial Park early next year.
The company says it will hire 745 people over the next seven years.
[SOT 20:48; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=We feel like]

((RICHARD FARR/MASTERBRAND, INC.: WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE IN THE BUSINESS OF BRINGING JOY TO PEOPLE AND I HOPE TODAY TODAY THIS BRINGS A LITTLE JOY TO YOU.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=JOY TO YOU]


Joy has been hard to come by here in Henry County.
The area has lost thousands of jobs including more than 900 when Pillowtex shut down in July.
Governor Warner says since taking office he's helped create more than two thousand jobs in southside but concedes some of them never materialized.
[SOT 25:58; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=In a economy]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IN AN ECONOMY THAT'S CHANGING HAS RAPIDLY AS OURS I THINK NOT TO TAKE THOSE RISKS, NOT TO TAKE THOSE CHANCES WOULD BE SHORTSIDED.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=would be shortsided]


The governor's message was met with enthusiastic crowds at the announcement Thursday afternoon but out in the community, they're optimistic but also realistic.
[SOT 19:06:21]
[IN Q=I think that we]

((APRIL MANNING/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE MORE JOBS COMING IN SOONER BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS REALLY BAD, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIRS JOBS AND IT'S REALLY SAD.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=IT'S REALLY SAD]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=To seal the deal]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TO SEAL THE DEAL, THE STATE ENDED UP GIVING THE COMPANY 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS, ANOTHER 750-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TOBACCO MONEY, AND MORE THAN A MILLION IN PRIVATE DONATIONS. THE COMPANY PLANS TO START HIRING IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS AND SAYS IT WILL HIRE ABOUT 200 PEOPLE IN THE FIRST YEAR.))))



[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC09:15]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Warner]
[ENG#=2]


Before the announcement in Henry County, Warner made a stop in Roanoke to pitch his version of tax reform.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The talk was in conjunction with the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Warner outlined some specifics of the tax plans in his budget. He says a one penny increase in the sales tax is needed to keep transportation, health care, and education afloat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 53:02 / 56:43]
[IN Q=Small businesses...]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; SMALL BUSINESSES NEED A QUALIFIED AND TRAINED WORKFORCE. IF WE DON'T HAVE GOOD SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT WORKFORCE. SMALL BUSINESSES WANT THE STATE TO COME IN AND HELP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IF THE STATE IS BROKE, THEN THE STATE CAN'T MAKE THE INVESTMENTS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT IS NECESSARY.)) ((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN RETAIL DEALING WITH CIGARETTE SALES WILL HAVE SOME CONCERNS WITH SOME OF THE PROPOSALS, BUT THE ONLY WAY TO DEVELOP A BALANCED PROPOSAL IS TO DO THAT, AND NOT EVERY SEGMENT OF BUSINESS WILL BE EQUALLY IMPACTED. ))
[SUPER=@markwarner;]
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce;:15]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=will be equally impacted.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

Governor Warner says he's encouraged by an alternate tax reform plan introduced in the Senate, because it shows the General Assembly is willing to tackle the issue.
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[11Griffith-bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC30:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


School children in Salem may head back to class after Labor Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Delegate Morgan Griffith says Salem schools
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]

are in danger of losing the exemption that allows them to start classes in August.
The exemption is based upon the number of snow days a school system takes. Griffith says Salem has not had enough.
The Republican is introducing a bill to keep Salem's school year intact.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 04:19:24]
[IN Q=OTHERWISE THE SCHEDULE]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: OTHERWISE THE SCHEDULE WILL HAVE TO START AFTER LABOR DAY AND WE'RE HOPING TO FIX THAT BECAUE IT WILL CAUSE A GREAT DEAL OF PROBLEMS FOR THE CITY OF SALEM SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=@Griffith]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=CHILDREN IN THE SALEM SCHOOLS]
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[VO-NAT]


Griffith is also trying to secure funding for building upgrades at the Salem Civic Center.
His bill would allow the center to keep the money it collects for the state's sales tax to pay for renovations.
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[VOB-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jackson]
[ENG#=4]


Busloads of Michael Jackson fans head to Santa Maria, California, today in what they're calling a ``Caravan of Love.''
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Maria, CA;]


Jackson will be arraigned today on child molestation charges.
Last night, dozens of fans held a candlelight vigil for the pop star at his Neverland Ranch.
But as they watch a media circus descend upon their small town, some residents of Santa Maria say to make Jackson the star attraction is just wrong.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=All the attention's ]

((BARRY SMITH/SANTA MARIA RESIDENT:ALL THE ATTENTION'S SURROUNDED HIM. AND HE'S OBVIOUSLY BEING CHARGED WITH DOING HARM TO OTHERS ...AND NOT MUCH TALK IS HAPPENING ABOUT THEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Barry Smith/Santa Maria Resident;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=about them.]
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[VO-NAT]


All told, Jackson is looking at nine charges.
Seven involve a lewd and lascivious act upon a child and two charges involve administering an intoxicating agent.
If convicted, Jackson could spend nearly 20 years behind bars.
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[Iowa-Caucus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Democratic party officials predict Iowa's highest- ever voter turnout for Monday's caucuses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]


A poll shows a four- way battle, with John Kerry, Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt and John Edwards in a statistical dead heat.
Gephardt, meanwhile, is slipping a little in the polls-- he's challenging Dean's record on Medicare and Social Security.
As for Dean, he picked up another high- profile endorsement from former candidate Carol Moseley Braun.
Most polls show at least 10- percent of Iowa Democrats remain undecided.
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[11Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC 8:52]
[GRAPHIC=Survivor]
[ENG#=2]

He has first hand knowledge of how tribal council works.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:43:57]
[IN Q=]

((OH MY THAT VOICE. I'D VOTE YOU OFF FIRST ... YOU WOULD??!! I'D VOTE EVERYBODY OFF IF I HAD THE OPTION.))
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=HAD THE OPTION.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yes, it is Danville native John Dalton... otherwise known as the infamous Johnny Fairplay... He showed up at the second of WDBJ's Survivor casting calls.
Dalton says Survivor's given him movie deals and parts on other television shows.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I had fun]

((JOHN DALTON/SURVIVOR CONTESTANT; I HAD FUN OUT THERE. IT'S THE HARDEST GAME EVER CREATED. IT'S MOSTLY MENTAL AND MENTALLY... CAKE-WALK.))
[SUPER=01-John Dalton/Survivor Contestant]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=mentally... cake walk.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


By the way about 100 hopeful contestants completed or dropped off an audition last night at River Ridge Mall.
Johnny Fairplay says he's the greatest contestant to ever play the survivor game.
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[6-Home-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC37:54]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, the Home Shopping Network is in the market for a new location.
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[VO-NAT :17 +]
[SUPER=@File;]

A spokesman says business is good and that the Salem fulfillment center no longer meets the company's needs. He wouldn't give specifics, but says several local properties are being considered. The company hopes to keep both the fulfillment center and the 13-hundred jobs that come with it in Virginia.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, General Electric will release its earnigs report today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((> THE EARNINGS PARADE CONTINUES TO MARCH ON WALL STREET TODAY.... > > GENERAL ELECTRIC IS THE DAY'S HEADLINER.. > > ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: > > SUN MICROSYSTEMS THE NETWORK COMPUTER MAKER CUT ITS SECOND QUARTER LOSS TO > 125 MILLION DOLLARS > > AND Juniper Networks said profit nearly doubled from a year earlier as > > ON WALL STREET... > > IBM WAS A BRIGHT SPOT AFTER PROFITRS MORE THAN TRIPLED AND THE COMPUTER > GIANT OFFERED AN UPBEAT PROFIT OUTLOOK.. THAT OFFSET A SOMEWHAT MEDIOCRE > REPORT FROM INTEL.. > > IN THE END, STOCKS FINISHED A YO-YO DAY MIXED > > THE DOW UP 15 > > THE NASDAQ DOWN MORE THAN 2 > > FORD MOTOR COMPANY IS UPPING THE ANTE IN THE INCENTIVES WAR. > FORD WILL BEEF UP CASH REBATES BY 500 DOLLARS ON SOME MODELS AND LOWERED > INTEREST RATES OR EXTENDED ZERO PERCENT FINANCING ON SOME VEHCILES. THE > DEALS FOLLOW NEW INCENTIVES UNVEILED LAST WEEK BY FORD RIVAL, GENERAL > MOTORS. > > GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEBUYERS OR THOSE LOOKING TO REFINANCE, MORTGAGE RATES ARE > AT THEIR LOWEST LEVEL IN EIGHT MONTHS. > > ACCORDING TO FREDDIE MAC THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30 YEAR LOAN IS 5.66 > PERCENT.. WHILE THE RATE ON A 15 YEAR IS BELOW 5 PERCENT AT 4.97 PERCENT. > > FIND OUT MORE OR TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS > CHRISTOFOROUS.)) > >

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=1]


The U-S administrator in Iraq is heading to the White Houst today and may meet with President Bush concerning NEW problems in Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Paul Bremer is scheduled for a routine meeting with National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice and Secretary of State Colin Powell.
However, sources say it'll cover a major challenge to the U-S plans for post- war Iraq.
Shiite Muslims are increasingly opposed to a U-S power handover, without direct elections.
They staged a large anti-American demonstration in Basra to make their point.
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[11Rogers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC56:15]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=2]

"Inconsistent statements" led Roanoke police to suspect Christopher Rogers might know more about his mother's murder than he's saying.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday]

Police searched him and his home Wednesday. The basis for the search was a series of things he said under questioning. According to court papers filed yesterday, the search was instigated after an autopsy of Teresa Rogers' body indicated she couldn't have been found the way her son said she was. Mother and son live in separate homes on the same property. While he told police he did not have a key to her place, other sources say he did.
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[11Radford-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC 1:11:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Many folks in Radford are taking the Police Chief's firing as a sign the department's searching for a new identity.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


The department's been marred by months of scandal and lawsuits. The former Chief is still facing misdemeanor charges he illegally searched a home. City Council members say they hope a new leader will mean a new image.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:1:55:14:00]
[IN Q=Probably the first]

((WILLIAM YERRICK: PROBABLY THE FIRST THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN I THINK THE POLICE NEED TO REESTABLISH CREDIBILITY. AT LEAST THEY NEED TO ESTABLISH CONFIDENCE IN THE PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN DO THE JOB))
[SUPER=01-William Yerrick/Radford City Council Member;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=can do the job.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Council member say citizens need to get behind the department and show their support. The city hopes to have a new leader in place in the next three months.
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[11Craig-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC1:25:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Craig County's new sheriff has his sights set on improving the 911 system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

Sheriff Clifford Davidson has been on the job for just over two-weeks. Davidson takes over for longtime Sheriff B-B McPherson who retired after 32-years in office. While the new Sheriff says things are going well, there's still a lot of work to do.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The main focus...]

((CLIFFORD DAVIDSON/CRAIG CO. SHERIFF: THE MAIN FOCUS I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS ON OUR 911 SYSTEM. WE'RE TRYING TO GET UP AND RUNNING, THAT'S TAKING 95% OF MY TIME RIGHT NOW. WE'VE BEEN GOING AROUND LOOKING AT OTHER COUNTY'S SEEING HOW THEIR SYSTEMS ARE SET-UP AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET OURS UP AND ON-LINE.))
[SUPER=01-Clifford Davidson/Craig Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q= .. ours up and on-line.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Davidson says Craig County is one of two counties in the Commonwealth that doesn't have an automated 9-1-1 system that displays a caller's address and home information. The new system is expected to be up and running sometime this summer.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[11Low-Carb]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC 1:52:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Followers of the Atkins diet are finding support when they go out to eat.
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local restaurants and national chains are responding to the low carb diets popularity by offering modified meals low in starchy foods. Famous Anthony's came up with a low-carb menu about four months ago. The president of the chain says low-carb entrees are favored by about fifteen percent of his customers. But one nutritionist says the Atkins diet concerns her because the body needs some carbohydrates to function.
(///// SOT at :26 /////)
[SOT 12:30:06 - 12:30:14]
[IN Q=And what happens when we don't...]

((JEANIE REDICK/NUTRITIONIST: AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON'T EAT ANY CARBS, THEN OUR BODY STARTS BURNING MUSCLE AND THAT'S NOT GOOD SO THERE HAS TO BE SOME CARBS.))
[SUPER=01-Jeanie Redick/Nutritionist;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=there has to be some carbs.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

Redick says it's great that people are learning to stay away from white flour, white sugar and processed foods. But she adds some carbs, like those found in brown rice, whole grains, fruits and veggies, are good for the body.
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(kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, Stocks gained little ground yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS CLOSED LITTLE CHANGED ON THURSDAY DESPITE THE EARNINGS IN THE TECH SECTOR.


THE DOW GAINED 15-POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN JUST TWO.


U-S RETAIL SALES FELL SHORT OF ECONOMISTS EXPECTATIONS BY THREE-TENTHS OF A PERCENT FOR DECEMBER.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS RETAIL SALES EDGED UP HALF A PERCENT FOR THE PERIOD.
THAT'S ON TOP OF A ONE-POINT-TWO PERCENT JUMP IN NOVEMBER.
THE DEPARTMENT SAYS SALES OF AUTOMOBILE PARTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE NUMBERS.
CONSUMER SPENDING MAKES UP TWO-THIRDS OF THE U-S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.


SHARES OF I-B-M MOVED VERY CLOSE TO A TWO-YEAR HIGH AFTER THE COMPANY SURPRISED WALL STREET BY REPORTING FOURTH QUARTER NUMBERS FIVE DAYS EARLY.
THE COMPANY REPORTED EARNINGS OF A DOLLAR-56 PER SHARE EXCLUDING SPECIAL ITEMS.
THAT'S UP FROM A DOLLAR-34 A YEAR EARLIER.
I-B-M SAYS FAVORABLE EXCHANGE RATES PLAYED A PART IN IT FOURTH QUARTER GAINS.


APPLE COMPUTER POSTED NET INCOME OF 17-CENTS A SHARE FOR ITS FIRST QUARTER.
THAT'S UP FROM A NET *LOSS* OF TWO-CENTS PER SHARE A YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMPUTER MAKER SAYS THE POPULARITY OF ITS I-POD DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER ADDED TO THE NUMBERS.


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






[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Monty-Shooting]


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


A man shot in Montgomery County over the weekend has died from his wounds.
53 year old Thomas Wayne Saunders died Wednesday night.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE STUMP FS]
His roomate, 64 year old James Harless Stump, was already charged in connection with the shooting. Prosecutors are now deciding if he'll face more serious charges.
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[11Carroll-Shooting]


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


A Carroll County man has died from wounds he suffered in a shooting.
Donald Brady was shot four times during a robbery last week in the Keno section of the county.
(+++++++)

[TAKE NIXON FULL SCREEN]
46-year old Elva Rosemary Nixon is charged with armed robbery and malicious wounding.
The Commonwealth's Attorney is now deciding whether the charges against her should be amended (------------)