[11Tate]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC09:26]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=1]


A Franklin County murder suspect is now in custody.
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[VO-NAT]


Stanley Dion Tate surrendered to police in Danville about eight o-clock last night.
Authorities say Tate's lawyer called them earlier and said he would turn himself in.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 24]


Tate was wanted for the murder of a woman in Franklin County.
Charmane Tamika Davis was found shot to death last month inside a home on Water's Edge Road near Smith Mountain Lake.
Tate was her boyfriend and is the father of two of her three children.
Investigators believe she caught Tate at his home with another woman. Franklin County authorities charged Tate with Davis' murder and for the use of a firearm in commiting murder.
He also faces drug charges in Danville.
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[11C'burg-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A married couple has been arrested for stealing hundreds of dollars in donations from a man in a wheelchair. The robbery happened around 4-twenty last Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Christiansburg. Police say 26 year old Joshua Via took the money pail from a wheelchair bound man as he collected donations for the Disabled American Veterans. About 400 dollars was taken. 19 year old Krishna Via also faces charges. Police say she hit a pedestrian as she drove a get away car. The pair was arrested Tuesday night.

[VOBI-73]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC 1:09:18]
[GRAPHIC=I-73]
[ENG#=2]


Plans to oppose Interstate 73 are picking up speed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


V-Dot held several public information meetings on I-73 this week.
The proposal originally went through Southeast Roanoke, but now it will follow existing Route 220 through Clearbrook.

Although the new route will affect fewer homes, opponents say they'll continue to fight.
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[SOT 1:33:00]
[IN Q=After you've invested]

((ANN ROGERS/VIRGINIANS FOR APPROPRIATE ROADS: AFTER YOU'VE INVESTED SO MUCH TIME AND YOUR SPIRITUAL ENERGY IN THIS YOU REALLY CAN'T BACK DOWN AT THE LAST MINUTE.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Rogers/Virginians for Appropriate Roads;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=at the last minute]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents say the project would cost too much money, hurt the environment, and ruin what they believe is a historic religious community in Franklin County.
V-Dot says an environmental study and public input will address some of these concerns.
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[SOT 1:25:50]
[IN Q=We will collect]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: WE WILL COLLECT THE INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THE TWO NIGHTS OF MEETINGS AND WE WILL GIVE SOME NEW INFORMATION TO THE TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEMBERS LATER THIS SUMMER AND ASKED THEM TO MAKE A DECISION TO CHANGE THE I-73 CORRIDOR.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Department of Transportation;]
[Runs=12]
[OUT Q=I-73 CORRIDOR]
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[VO-NAT]


If that's granted, the proposal then goes to the federal government for final approval.
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[Iraq]


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


The Iraqi foreign minister has arrived in New York for talks at the United Nations today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


He'lll speak with members of the security council about a resolution authorizing the transfer of power in Iraq.
In Washington, President Bush is meeting with Australia's prime minister, a key U-S partner in Iraq.
The pair will discuss the security situation there and the handover of power.
[SUPER=03-Kufa, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, the truce negotiated last week with a radical Shiite cleric hasn't stuck.
American tanks are fighting gunmen loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr.
In an effort to get weapons off the streets, soldiers have started handing out cash.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We will buy]

((LT. JAMES CORBIN/U.S. SOLDIER: WE WILL BUY WEAPONS IF PEOPLE BRING THEM FROM THE STREETS OR FROM THE HOUSE OR FROM WHEREVER THEY FIND THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. James Corbin/U. S. Soldier;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=they find them.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kirkuk, Iraq;]


And in Kirkuk, a rocket hit a U-S base, triggering several massive explosions at an ammunition dump.
But the military says no one was injured.
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[National-Storms]


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


Mother Nature is again showing her ugly side--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Worth, TX;]


Severe storms packing hail and high winds have been rolling across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Several hundred thousand homes are without power, and three people have died in storm- related incidents.
The winds flipped planes at a Fort Worth airport, and damaged homes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The garage door was done actually by wind]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=door outward.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK;]


Winds gusting up to 80- miles-an hour blew through Oklahoma, downing power lines and delaying flights.
They smashed dozens of windows at an office building in downtown Tulsa, forcing about 13- hundred people to evacuate.
Authorities say there were some minor injuries.
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[11Vick-Case]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC22:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Attorneys are having difficulties in finding suitable court dates for the appeals of three Virginia Tech football players.
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[VO-NAT]

Quarterback Marcus Vick, Wide Receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh were all convicted two weeks ago of contributing to the delinquency of minors.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

The three football players are appealing their convictions and want three separate jury trials. Brenden Hill's attorney Dennis Nagel claims prosecutor Joey Showalter is refusing to set a date and that Hill is being treated unfairly. But, in a letter to the judge, given to us by Dennis Nagel, the prosecutor argues it's the defendants seeking special treatment to accomodate their schedules.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Nagel has asked a judge to step in this Friday and end the disagreement.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, oil prices slipped after rumors of OPEC suspending its production quotas.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm JL.]

((The Dow turned around late in the session, as investors breathed a sigh of relief , on oil prices closing below 40-dollars a barrel.
The Industrials added 60-points, While the Nasdaq slipped 1 point.
Traders are expecting that OPEC will announce a hike in its production quota this week -- or even temporarily suspending it -- to stem the rising price of oil.
Keep an eye on shares of Ford and other automakers. The big 3 all reported May sales figures on Wednesday, with GM coming out the big winner, reporting a 6 percent rise. It's upping the ante by increasing cash rebates on most of its 2003 and 2004 model year vehicles -- to $5,000. Daimler Chrysler says its sales rose by 5-percent, but Ford disappointed with sales falling 3-percent last month.
Intel finished lower ahead of its mid-quarter update later on today.
And McDonald's stock took a little dip, after Prudential lowered its rating on the fast-food king. The firm thinks it may be tough for Mickey D's to continue its climb. Shares have been rising for over a year.
Track all your stocks at our website. It's cbs.mw.com.))

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


[Britain-Air]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


A computer snag in Britain's main air traffic control system has snarled air travel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


The system crashed this morning, temporarily grounding all flights.
Officials say after a 45- minute outage, it's now fixed.
However, British airports and airliners are still expecting delays of at least three hours.
The computer system operated by National Air Traffic Services was several years behind schedule, being brought into service in January 2002.
Officials say it's had problems ever since.
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[11Riggs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg school teacher has been suspended from his job after being charged with aggravated sexual battery of a juvenile.
44-year-old Norman Edward Riggs was arrested last week and is being held without bond.
Police say the offenses took place late last year and early this year, but *not* on the grounds of Heritage High School where Riggs has been a graphic arts teacher for five years.
Officials say he's still under contract but not on the job while they review the situation.

[11Nance]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC 21:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

As the 60th anniversary of the great battle approaches, a quiet, unassuming man visits the National D-Day Memorial every other day now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

Ray Nance is a Bedford native. He was second in command of A Company, the unit that lost so many men in the allied invasion 60 years ago. But Nance visits the Memorial as often as he does, because he feels comfortable there.
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[SOT 21:24:15]
[IN Q=Do you wind]

((KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS 7: Do you wind up talking to school kids frequently when you're out here? RAY NANCE/D-DAY VETERAN: NOT VERY OFTEN. But do people approach you wearing the 29er cap? THEY DO, BUT I TURN DOWN AS MANY OF THEM AS I CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Nance/A-Company Executive Officer; :14]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=as I can.]
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[VO-NAT]

At 89, Nance is frustrated by the fact that he can't always recall the names of the men who served in his unit.
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[11Cardinal-Glass]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC22:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

In business news, Vinton is awaiting the opening of a new glass facility- and the 100 jobs that come with it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Construction began last month on the new Cardinal Glass plant. The facility is 240-thousand square feet. It's been framed and crews are now working on the sprinkler system and roof.
The plant manager says the company plans to start operations in August and be fully-operational by October. Cardinal Glass hopes to have 100-employees by the end of this year and increase that number to 200 next year.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ecu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


In other business news, despite sky-high gas costs, car manufacturers are enjoying strong sales, thanks to cash rebate incentives. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



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


[11School-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC 37:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Four people were taken into custody after a fight inside a Lynchburg school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


About a dozen officers responded to the Middle School Learning Center on Hollins Mill Road around noon yesterday.


The school resource officer there had broken up a fight between two students.. a few minutes later, a parent and sibling of one of the students arrived and began fighting too.
The Center is an alternative program for students who've had problems in the regular school system.
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[11SRO-Changes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC 1:50:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Changes may be in store for Roanoke's community policing program. A department spokesperson confirms "enhancements" are being researched. One critic of Roanoke government and co-founder of a school safety coalition, says she's concerned about those "enhancements".
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[VO-NAT :08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Primarily, Alice Hincker is worried that the sergeant who currently runs the school resource officer program will be replaced.
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[SOT 15:37:14 - 15:37:35]
[IN Q=Number one, I think any time...]

((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALITION: NUMBER ONE, I THINK ANY TIME YOU TAKE SOMEONE WITH THAT LEVEL OF TRAINING OUT OF THE PROGRAM YOU'RE REDUCING THE LEVEL OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY. YOU'RE TAKING AN EXPERIENCED PERSON AND REPLACING THEM WITH FOUR SERGEANTS RESPONSIBLE FOR STREET CONTROL BUT HAVE NOT HAD THE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE RESOURCE PROGRAM.))


[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/RSVP Coalition;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=had experience working with the resource program.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Hincker says she's drafting a letter to the city asking that the SRO program be designated as part "special operations" to keep it from being affected by any changes.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

The Police Department says it's too soon to talk about specifics, but that the reorganization applies mostly to internal reporting and that the start date has been pushed back indefinitely.


[6-Youth-Smoking]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC16:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The number of children lighting up in Virginia is going down... way down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


A recent survey found that smoking rates among the state's high school students has dropped by 28 percent.
Smoking among middle school students decreased by 45 percent.
And the number of male students who chew tobacco or snuff dropped by almost fifty percent.
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[SOT 16:08:28]
[IN Q=WE WERE SURPRISED BY THE RESULTS]

((MARTY KILGORE/VIRGINIA TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FOUNDATION: WE WERE SURPRISED BY THE RESULTS. WE WERE HOPING TO SEE A DECREASE BUT I THINK WITH THE AGE, GENDER AND RACE WE SAW A COMPLETE DECREASE ALL ACROSS THE BOARD SO WE WERE VERY PLEASED.))
[SUPER=01-Marty Kilgore/Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=SO WERE VERY PLEASED.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials say there is still a long way to go.
21-percent of Virginia's high school students and 6 percent of middle school students report that they regularly use tobacco.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[11Tech-Sculptor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:28:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A Virginia Tech engineer is making noise in the art world... lots of noise.
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[SOT 23:34:48 - 23:34:50 DRUMS]

((NAT SOUND))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUTQ=NAT SOUND]
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Eddie Boes (boze) is a master of the "rolling ball sculpture". Since learning about kinematic (kinn-ih-ma-tick) art a few years ago he's cranked out several pieces, including two smaller ones that are now in private collections. Boes says he always knew he'd combine his left-brain analysis with right-brain creativity... even when he was a Tech student wondering what to do with his major.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:26:39 - 23:26:54]
[IN Q=No idea, I really didn't know what I'd be doing.]

((EDDIE BOES/ARTIST/ENGINEER: NO IDEA, I REALLY DDIDN'T KNOW WHAT I'D BE DOING. I KNEW I'D DO SOMETHING CREATIVE AND THAT I KINDA WANTED TO WORK FOR MYSELF. WEHN I LOOK BACK I SEE PEOPLE SAID, "YOU'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING ROLLER COASTERS. WELL, IN A SENSE I AM BUILDING ROLLER COASTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Boes/Artist and Engineer;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in a sense, I am building roller coasters.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

His latest sculpture is 8-feet long by 6-feet tall. The piece is called "The Flight of the *Bubble* Bee, after the Los Angeles car wash that bought it.
(++++++++)

[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] For more information you can find a link on our website at wdbj7 dot com. Click on "websites in the news".
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[COMM][BUMP]