[11James-Search]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC-32:48]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]

The search is expected to continue today for the body of a man believed to have drowned in the James River.
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[TAKE FS #102]

Bedford County authorities started searching for 51-year-old Joseph Wheeler Friday night. His friends, who he was camping with near the mouth of Matts Creek on the James River, say he went swimming and never returned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Yesterday, more crews were brought-in to search the river banks while dive teams checked the bottom. State Police also searched with SONAR equipment. Officials say the river is up and moving rapidly, making the search a challenge.
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[SOT 15:25]
[IN Q=We're dealing with about]

((COLIN BRYNE/BEDFORD COUNTY INVESTIGATOR: WE'RE DEALING WITH ABOUT FOUR FEET OF VISIBILITY SO WHEN WE'RE ON THE BOTTOM WE CAN ONLY SEE ABOUT FOUR FEET AROUND US. SO AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S A FAIRLY WIDE RIVER AND IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO COVER ALL THE AREA ON THE BOTTOM AND NOT ONLY DEALING WITH VISIBILITY, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE CURRENTS AND YOU'RE ALSO DEALING WITH THE WATER TEMPERATURE. IT'S FAIRLY COLD.))
[SUPER=01-Colin Byrne/Bedford County Investigator;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=it's fairly cold]
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[VO-NAT]

Crews from Big Island to Campbell County also assisted in the search.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


Thomas Hamill's wife is flying to Germany today to meet him at a military base.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-al-Jazeera TV;]


Hamill is the civilian contractor who escaped from his captors in Iraq this weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Hamill]

((BRIG. GEN. MARK KIMMITT/U.S. MILITARY SPOKESPERSON: MR HAMILL APPARENTLY ESCAPED FROM A BUILDING CAME OVER TO AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND IDENTIFIED HIMSELF. ))
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt/U. S. Military Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:07] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=identified himself.]
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[VO-NAT]


Military officials say 43- year- old Hamill had a gunshot wound in his left arm, but otherwise is in good health.
In other parts of Iraq, the violence continued.
At least 11 soldiers died in four separate guerilla attacks.
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]


However, there is progress being reported in Fallujah, where U-S marines have started pulling back.
Iraqi forces are moving in to take over security in the city, but military leaders say it is NOT a U-S withdrawal.
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[Bush-Kerry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


President Bush and John Kerry are both hitting the campaign trail hard this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The President plans several stops on a Midwest bus tour.
Today he makes stops in Michigan to talk about jobs and the economy.
Democratic hopeful John Kerry will speak at the anti- defamation league's national leadership conference today.
Then he'll head out west for events in New Mexico and California later this week.
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[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=none]


Time is running out to file your Virginia state income tax return. The deadline is today.
[SS=VA Budget]

In other news, budget negotiators will get back to work today trying to hammer out details of a 60 million dollar spending plan for the next two years. Areas still unresolved include how many new prisons the state should construct by 2007 and how best to divvy up 377 million dollars in tax revenue for schools. The negotiators hope to have an agreement by the end of today. The General Assembly will then review it and possibly vote on the plan by the end of the week.

[11Burch-Everest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC-1:06:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]

An alumnus of Roanoke College is receiving national recognition for amazing physical feats..
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[VO-NAT]

Sean Burch graduated from Roanoke in 1992. Now USA Today has him ranked as one of the most fit people in the world. Burch recently won his first marathon at the North Pole and last year he climbed Mt. Everest.
[SUPER=03-Salem]

On Saturday, he addressed the graduating class at his alma mater. He credits the education he received at Roanoke College in helping him get where he is today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@18:08:52:25]
[IN Q=A lot of it's...]

((SEAN BURCH/ROANOKE ALUMNI: A LOT OF IT'S MENTAL, MORE MENTAL THAN PHYSICAL. SO I HAVE A GOOD NACK FOR THE MENTAL PART OF IT WHICH IS MARTIAL ARTS, WHICH I STARTED HERE IN ROANOKE COLLEGE. SO, IT'S KIND OF FITTING THAT I COME AND ADDRESS THE STUDENTS AND TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Sean Burch/Roanoke College Alumnus;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q= ... that as well.]
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[VO-NAT]

Burch says his next step is introducing his fitness philosophy throughout the United States and Europe. He trains for four-hours everyday!
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[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

"Mean Girls" knocked "Man on Fire" down a notch at the box office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Paramount;]

The Lindsay Lohan comedy was number one this weekend. It took in an estimated 25 million dollars. Lohan plays a high school student who gets swept up in the backstabbing politics of fashion, love and popularity among school cliques. Paramount says about 75 percent of the audience was female, and about half the audience was under 18.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-''Mean Girls''/25/''Man On Fire''/15.2/''13 Going On 30''/10/''Laws Of Attraction''/7/''Godsend''/6.9;]


The Denzel Washington thriller ``Man on Fire'' fell to second place.
Jennifer Garner's ``13 Going on 30'' was third.
``Laws of Attraction'' was fourth and``Godsend'' was fifth.


[Super=#555;reset]
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, The future of interest rates will take center stage tomorrow. Alexis Christoforous has that story plus a look at Friday's closing numbers in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((> IT'S A NEW MONTH AND INVESTORS HOPE A NEW START FOR THE STOCK MARKET. > > THE NASDAQ SUFFERED ITS BIGGEST WEEKLY DROP IN TWO YEARS LAST WEEK, DOWN > 6.3 PERCENT ..THE DOW LOST 2.4 PERCENT ON THE WEEK. > > ON FRIDAY, THE DOW SANK 46 POINTS > > WHILE THE NASDAQ TUMBLED NEARLY 39. > > CONCERN THAT INTEREST RATES ARE HEADED HIGHER OVERSHADOWED BETTER THAN > EXPECTED EARNINGS FROM COMPANIES INCLUDING CHEVRON TEXACO AND PROCTER AND > GAMBLE. > > INVESTORS MAY GET MORE CLUES ABOUT THE TIMING OF AN INTEREST RATE HIKE ON > TUESDAY.. THAT'S WHEN THE FEDERAL RESERVE WILL MEET TO DISCUSS MONETARY > POLICY.MOST ECONOMISTS ARE BANKING ON A RATE HIKE SOMETIME THIS SUMMER TO > KEEP INFLATION UNDERWRAPS AS THE ECONOMY CONTINUES TO GAIN STRENGTH. > > Frank Quattrone's fate is in the hands of jurors for the second time in > less than a year. > The former star investment banker is accused of obstructing a government > investigation of his former employer cs first boston. Quattrone's first > trial ended in a mistrial last year. > > PEPSICO SAYS THE THE SECURITIES AND EXCANGE COMMISSION MAY BRING CIVIL > CHARGES AGAINST TWO OF ITS UNITS FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSITING IMPROPER > ACCOUNTING AT KMART. EMPLOYEES OF PEPSI AND FRITO LAY ARE ACCUSED OF > SIGNING DOCUMENTS ACKNOWLEDGING PAYMENTS OF NEARLY 6 MILLION DOLLARS, > WHICH KMART THEN USED TO IMPROPERLY RECORD THE TIMING OF REVENUE. > > KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE OIL PATCH. CRUDE OIL TOPPED 38 DOLLARS A BARREL LAST > WEEK, GASOLINE FUTURES ALSO RALLIED. INVESTORS ARE CONCERNED THAT THE > SUPPLIES WILL BE WEAK FOR THE HIGH-DEMAND SUMMER DRIVING SEASON. > > FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))
(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Middle-East]


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


Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he'll respect the results, but he won't resign.
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[VO-NAT]


The leaders of the Likud (lee- KOOD)Party have boted against his plan to pull out of the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


The proposal's defeat puts Sharon's political future and the future of the Palestinian disengagement plan in doubt.


While security was high for the weekend referendum, Palestinian gunmen killed a settler and her four children.
Israel retaliated with an airstrike on a Gaza radio station, and with another strike on a car full of militants.
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[11Carroll-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=503-04 TC-1:47:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Carroll County's Twin County Airport could see a major upgrade in the coming months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]

The federal government is sending the Hillsville facility more than 1.2 million dollars to widen and resurface the runway. The airport is also designing a new terminal building. Construction on both projects could be finished by the summer of 2005. Officials say the improvements could lead to new industries and jobs for Carroll and Grayson Counties and the city of Galax.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Having a]
[SUPER=@boucher; ]

((RICK BOUCHER: HAVING A MODERN AIRPORT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS THAT A COMPANY WILL ASKI WHEN IT IS LOOKING AT A NEW LOCATION IS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF GENERAL AVIATION SERVICE. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=air service.]
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[VO-NAT]

Five area businessman are also teaming up to build a corporate hanger to house a million dollar turbo jet. They plan on starting a charter business at the airport.
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[11Organ-Donor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC-53:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

More than two- thousand people are awaiting organ transplants in Virginia. The need for organs is critical, and those who've already received a transplant consider themselves fortunate. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they got to say thank you yesterday to the families of their donors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was a celebration of life]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Parke Jones/Organ Recipient; :26]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :47]
[SUPER=01-Grant Huneycutt/Josh Huneycutt's Dad; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Dena Reynolds/LifeNet; 1:56]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Vinton]

((It was a celebration of life after death in Vinton. ((NATS OF A NAME BEING READ)) Dozens of donors were remembered and honored for the lives like that of Parke Jones that have been spared. The 51- year- old developed diabetes as a child and suffered from the normal complications as he got older. He needed a new kidney and pancreas and last year his life changed forever.
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[SOT 51:02]
[IN Q=It's a tremendous feeling of relief - unbelieveable feeling of grief]

((PARKE JONES)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=family has had to go through]

The family was Paul and Eileen Lass and the donor was their 14- year- old son Paul Lass the Third. Sunday Parke got to say thank you in person.
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[SOT 1:07:06]
[IN Q=More than 300 Virginians]

((JENNIFER WISHON))
[RUNS =12]
[OUT Q=for a transplant]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[SOT 52:36]
[IN Q=It's the most important thing you can do for other people]

((PARKE JONES))
[RUNS =14]
[OUT Q=so many people's lives]

Lives like that of Bedford native Josh Huneycutt. The 13- year- old was born with an under- developed heart. Doctors didn't expect him to live more than a few days, but his parents had faith and at eight days old Josh became the youngest Virginian to undergo a heart transplant.
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[SOT 1:01:50]
[IN Q=Within hours after they put him on the list]

((GRANT HUNEYCUTT))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=matched Josh]

One organ donor can help save seven lives, while tissue donors can help save 50.
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[SOT 54:43]
[IN Q=There is a critical]

((DENA REYNOLDS))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=live saving organ transplant]

Transplants that are helping recipients like Josh Honeycutt live out their dreams while allowing donor families comfort in knowing their loved one lives on. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Vinton.))


[11Lemonade-Stand]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC-1:51:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]

A children's lemonade stand is generating big money for one local organization.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

On Saturday, these kids opened their lemonade stand for the season. Instead of collecting quarters to spend on themselves- the kids are raising money for the Rescue Mission's Women and Children's Center. The organization has already raised more than three-million dollars and wants to raise 725-thousand more to aid in construction costs. The stand will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30-1:30, and on Saturdays, from 11:30-2:30.
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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 business news, Martha Stewart received a half million dollar bonus, despite her conviction. And, stocks fell on Friday. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :05]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/February 27; :] Martha Stewart video
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/April 13; :]Frank Quattrone video
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]

((STOCKS TAKE A DIVE FRIDAY, WITH INVESTORS WORRIED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY INTEREST RATES WILL RISE SOON.
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS CLOSED DOWN 46 POINTS, TO 10-THOUSAND 225.
AND THE NASDAQ COMPOSITE FELL SIX POINTS.


MARTHA STEWART MAY NOT HAVE MUCH REASON TO SAY "IT'S A GOOD THING" LATELY..
BUT MOST OF US WOULD AGREE.. THE BONUS SHE RECEIVED FOR 2003 WASN'T BAD AT ALL.
A FILING WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SHOWS, SHE GOT A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR BONUS FROM MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA.
THAT'S "ON TOP" OF HER 900-THOUSAND DOLLAR SALARY.
STEWART IS APPEALING HER CONVICTION LAST MONTH, ON CHARGES OF OBSTRUCTING THE PROBE INTO HER SALE OF IMCLONE STOCK.


THE GROCERY CHAIN WINN DIXIE IS STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOAT.
IT'S CUTTING UP TO TEN-THOUSAND JOBS..AND CLOSING 156 STORES.
SALES AT WINN DIXIE HAVE BEEN DROPPING, AND SO HAVE PROFITS.
THE GROWING NUMBER OF WAL-MART SUPERCENTERS IS SAID TO BE ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS.


JURORS IN THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE TRIAL OF FRANK QUATTRONE BEGIN DELIBERATIONS.. AFTER HEARING STARKLY DIFFERENT VIEWS OF THE FORMER INVESTMENT
BANKER.. FROM LAWYERS FOR THE DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT.
THE PROSECUTION SAID QUATTRONE LIED TO JURORS WHEN HE TOOK THE WITNESS STAND AND DENIED HE EVER INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH FEDERAL
INVESTIGATIONS OF HIS FORMER EMPLOYER, CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON.
QUATTRONE'S ATTORNEY SAID PROSECUTORS WERE UNFAIRLY TARGETING HIS CLIENT -- THE FORMER HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BANKING AT C-S-F-B -- FOR WHAT AMOUNTS TO A ..QUOTE "ITTY BITTY E-MAIL."


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))


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

[WINNER ANNOUNCE!]


[VOBOrgan-Donor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


It was a celebration of life after death in Vinton yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

Organ recipients gathered to say thank- you to the families of the donors who saved their lives. Recipients read the names of every person who donated their organs in Virginia last year. As a result of their gift more than 300- lives were saved. A spokeswoman for Life-Net says people shouldn't be afraid to donate.
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[SOT 55:01]
[IN Q=The top myth we hear is that]
[SUPER=01-Dena Reynolds/LifeNet;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=donor statis is]
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[VO-NAT]

Reynolds says one donor can help save seven lives, while tissue donors can save 50. Three Virginians die each week while waiting for a transplant.
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