[5-C'burg-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=504-05 TC 50:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


More charges have been placed in the shooting death of a Christiansburg 14 year old boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

17 year old Zachary Linkous is now charged with voluntary manslaughter, a class five felony, that carries one to 10 years in prison. A 14 year old girl has also been charged with the same. [insert picture of bertrand for :7 seconds.] 14 year old Edward Bertrand was shot Tuesday afternoon in the garage of this home on Spruce Street in Christiansburg.

[END PICTURE OF BERTRAND] Bertrand was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital were he later died. His family asked his 13 year old sister to say a few words about her big brother.
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[SOT: 7:56:00; 4:26:00]
[IN Q=Many people]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Bertrand/Victim's Sister;]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Morris/Bertrand's English Teacher;]

((JENNIFER BERTRAND: MANY PEOPLE CARED FOR HIM. HIS NAME, WHAT THEY CALLED HIM IN MIAMI WAS LITTLE JIT. CAUSE HE WAS THE SMALLEST ONE OF ALL HIS FRIENDS. KELLY MORRIS: HE WAS ALL ABOUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND VERY LOYAL THAT WAY. HE THOUGHT HIS MOM WAS VERY HARD WORKING AND CARING. HE THOUGHT THAT SHE SET THE MOON AND THE STARS.))
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=and the stars.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police are still looking for the hand gun used in this crime. Investigators are asking families to check their yards- especially people who live on Reading Road, Glen Court, Spruce Street, Falling Branch, Scott Street and Starlight Drive. If you find the gun, do not touch it and call police immediately.
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[11Bertrand]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:31:03]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=2]

The victim in this shooting was just 14 years old. Edward Bertrand had just finished 8th grade.
The family asked Bertrand's 13 year old sister to speak on his behalf. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa talked with her and Bertrand's teachers yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=God took him]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Tuesday;:10]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Bertrand/Edward's Sister; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Morris/Edward's English Teacher;:32]
[SUPER=@rachel1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=RD, News 7.]

(([INSERT PICTURE FROM BEGINNING]
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[SOT:10:01:00 ]
[IN Q=God took him]

((GOD TOOK HIM FOR A REASON. MAYBE SOME KIDS WILL LEARN SOMETHING OVER THIS.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=over this.]


Edward Bertrand was gunned down Tuesday afternoon. [END PICTURE ]
It happened in the garage of a friends home. The 14 year old had just finished middle school and family members say he couldn't wait to go to Christiansburg High in the fall.

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[SOT:9:44:00 ]
[IN Q=He was happy]

((JENNIFER BERTRAND: HE WAS HAPPY HE MADE IT OUT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL. HE JUMPED UP AND DOWN. HE HAD A BIG LIFE. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=big life.]


That big life, cut short, seems to have left a BIG impression on many in the community.


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[SOT: 4:06:00 ]
[IN Q=Sort of]

((KELLY MORRIS:SORT OF ONE THING THAT ATYPICAL OF TEENAGERS AND WHAT SORT OF DREW ME TO EDWARD WAS HIS OBVIOUS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY. HE ADORED HIS YOUNGER SISTER AND HE IDOLIZED HIS MOTHER. :26)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=his mother.]


[INSERT PICTURE OF EDWARD for 6 seconds.] Friends new Edward has lil' jit... a nickname from his days in Florida. He like music and clothes but also wrote poetry. [END PICTURE]
NAT :04 of reading from poem...
Ironically, the family actually moved here a year ago to get away from the violence in Miami Florida.

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[SOT: 8:23:00 ]
[IN Q=And violence ]

((JENNIFER: AND VIOLENCE CAME CATCHING UP.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=catching up.]

[INSERT TO FUNERAL PAGE FS for :20 seconds.]
A viewing is scheduled for Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 at Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg. The funeral will be at 2:30pm on Friday at the Christian Growth Center.
Counselors will be on hand through Monday at both Christiansburg High and Middle Schools for anyone who needs help getting through this difficult time. Rachel DePompa, News 7,))

[5-L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC 4:09]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=3]


The search is underway for suspects in a murder in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Around 1:30 yesterday morning, police were called to this house at 10-13 Pierce Street for a report of someone who'd been injured.
That's where they found 39-year-old Daniel Keith Jackson inside...he was bleeding from the head and unresponsive.


The victim later died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police say Jackson appeared to have died from a beating.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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[VOBReagan]


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


Thousands of people are standing in long lines to say their final farewell to President Reagan.
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]

You are looking at a live picture from Washington D-C, where the flag- daped casket bearing the body of the nation's 40th President lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
Leaders, including Vice President Dick Cheney, held a solemn ceremony as the casket arrived last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ronald Reagan]

((DICK CHENEY/VICE PRESIDENT: RONALD REAGAN WAS MORE THAN A HISTORIC FIGURE, HE WAS A PROVIDENTIAL MAN WHO CAME ALONG WHEN OUR NATION AND THE WORLD MOST NEEDED HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Vice-President;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=most needed him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Following the ceremony, Cheney escorted former First Lady Nancy Reagan to her husband's coffin, where she touched the stars and stripes before leaving the service.
Back in California, funeral preparations are underway at the Reagan Presidential Library.
His body will be laid to rest there tomorrow evening at sunset.
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[G8-Summit]


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


President Bush view former President Reagan's casket when he returns to Washington tonight from the G- 8 economic summit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sea Island, GA;]


Bush is wrapping up three days of meetings-- Today he'll talk with leaders of France and Italy.
Issues surrounding the Middle East have been dominating the summit, as leaders debate the future of Iraq and the Arab- Israeli conflict.
Iraq's new president reaffirmed that country's commitment to democracy, while President Bush continued pushing his Middle East initiative as a means of moving towards wider reform in the region.
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[11Marine-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC 1:28:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Lynchburg residents who happen to see armed Marines strolling through downtown later today shouldn't panic.. it's all just a training exercise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than 80 members of Company "C" of the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion will spend 24 hours training along the riverfront.
The unit will be heading to Iraq later this year, and commanders wanted them to get some experience in an urban setting similar to what they'll encounter overseas.
City leaders want to get the word out to avoid any panicked phone calls from concerned residents.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, rising oil prices gave way to a sluggish turn-out on Wall Street.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=in New York.]


((THE MARKET'S THREE DAY RALLY CAME TO A HALT AS RISING OIL PRICES PUT A LID ON THE MARKET. THE DOW SLID 64 POINTS THE NASDAQ TUMBLED NEARLY 33.
A BIG BUYOUT IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY...MAY DEPARTMENT STORES WLL BUY MARSHALL FIELDS FROM TARGET IN A DEAL ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 3 BILLION DOLLARS. MARSHALL FIELDS WILL NOW BE UNDER THE SAME CORPORATE UMBRELLA AS LORD AND TAYLOR, FILENES AND DAVID'S BRIDAL.
CLEAR CHANNEL Communications WILL PAY A RECORD $1.75 million fine to settle indecency complaints lodged by federal regulators. part of the fine against Clear Channel stems from violations that occurred on the Howard Stern radio show.
MGM MIRAGE IS ROLLING THE DICE ON MANDALAY RESORTS.. MGM HAS SET A FRIDAY DEADLINE FOR A POSSIBLE MERGER WITH MANDALAY. THE TAKEOVER PRICE, 4.8 BLN DOLLARS. IF THE TWO HOOK UP, IT WOULD FORM THE LARGEST GAMBLING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.
THE CABLE GIANT COMCAST IS IN TALKS TO LAUNCH THE FIRST 24 HOUR CHANNEL FOR PRESCHOOLERS. COMCAST IS REPORTEDLY IN TALKS WITH P-B-S AND SESAME STREET WORKSHOP. THE NETWORK FOR TODDLERS WOULD HAVE NO COMMERCIALS AND COULD BE READY FOR LAUNCH NEXT YEAR.
FIND OUT MORE OR TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM. I'M AC... CBSMW, NY.))



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


[National-Storms]


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


Severe weather strikes Colorado, bringing hail and heavy rain to the Denver area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


Hail as large as golf balls ravaged trees and damaged cars yesterday afternoon.
About 300 cars at a dealership suffered cracked windshields and dents.
At least three tornadoes were reported around Denver, but there were no injuries.
[SUPER=03-Parker Co., TX;]


In Houston and other parts of northern and central Texas, flooding is the problem.
High water swept into several houses and flooded dozens of roads.
Fire officials say at least 9 motorists had to be rescued.
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[5-Revenue-Recovery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=504-03 TC 56:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]


Starting this summer, an ambulance ride in Salem will cost you.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Fire-EMS and the Salem Rescue Squad plan to implement a Revenue Recovery Program that will allow the city to charge for medical response. Officials say they've held off on billing insurance companies long enough.
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[SOT 5:24 - 5:33]
[SUPER=01-Ken Cook/Salem Rescue Squad;]
[IN Q=The program won't affect...]

((KEN COOK/SALEM RESCUE SQUAD: THE PROGRAM WON'T AFFECT ANYBODY ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN IT DOES NOW. THEY CALL 911, THE AMBULANCE WILL COME, THEY'LL RECEIVE TOP NOTCH CARE THAT THEY'VE ALWAYS RECEIVED.))
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[OUT Q=care that they've always received.]
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[VO-NAT :21]

August first is the target date. Officials say Salem is the last squad in the Roanoke valley to implement such a program. It will be similar to those used by Roanoke and Roanoke County. The Rescue Squad stresses that any money it recovers will go into the general fund for the entire EMS city system and that its members will still raise funds and collect donations.
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[VOBNight-Crews]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC 31:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


When it comes to road work on our area's highways these days, the difference is night and day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Traffic backups thanks to work crews are becoming a thing of the past.
That's because V-Dot now does the majority of its work at night, especially on the interstates.
Ten years ago, it was unheard of, today it is the norm and V-Dot says it's beneficial for everyone.
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[SOT 15:49:11]
[IN Q=The motorists don't need]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: THE MOTORISTS DON'T NEED TO BE INCONVEIENCED. THEY HAVE PLACES TO GO, JOBS TO GET TO, THEY HAVE COMMITTMENTS TO FULLFILL BUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN IS THE HIGHWAY WORKERS ARE MORE AT RISK WHEN THERE IS MORE TRAFFIC OUT THERE SO IF WE CAN WORK WHEN THERE IS LESS TRAFFIC IT'S BETTER FOR EVERYONE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Department of Transportation]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=better for everyone]
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[VO-NAT]


Temperatures are also cooler at night making it comfortable for crews and ideal for paving work.
Working at night costs more but V-Dot says typically the difference is less than five percent.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Coca-Cola's management has undergone significant changes. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]

((STOCKS SNAPPED A THREE-SESSION WIN STREAK, ENDING BROADLY LOWER.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS DROPPED 64-POINTS....
WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST NEARLY 33.


STEVEN HEYER, COCA-COLA'S PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, IS LEAVING THE COMPANY.
THE DEPARTURE COMES A MONTH AFTER HE LOST THE COMPETITION FOR THE COMPANY'S TOP JOB OF CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOFT DRINK MAKER SAID HEYER WOULD LEAVE "BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT."
SHARES OF COKE DROPPED ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF PERCENT.


THE PRICE OF OIL TUMBLED AS LOW AS 36-DOLLARS-AND-45 CENTS A BARREL -- DOWN 14 PERCENT FROM LAST WEEK'S HISTORIC HIGH OF 42-DOLLARS-AND-45 CENTS.
PRICES FELL AFTER THE GOVERNMENT REPORTED OIL INVENTORIES ROSE TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN NEARLY TWO YEARS. HOWEVER, PRICES BOUNCED HIGHER IN LATE TRADING, AND OIL SETTLED AT 37-DOLLARS-AND-54-CENTS A BARREL.


THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT REPORTS INVENTORIES AT U-S WHOLESALERS FELL POINT-ONE PERCENT IN APRIL, THE FIST DECLINE IN EIGHT MONTHS.
INVENTORIES HAD BEEN EXPECTED TO RISE.
MEANWHILE, SALES AT THE WHOLESALE LEVEL ROSE EIGHT-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN APRIL. THAT'S A SLOWER PACE THAN IN RECENT MONTHS... BUT STILL ROBUST.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))
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[6-School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC43:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The two newest members of the Roanoke school board were made official yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Alvin Nash and Courtney Penn were sworn in as family and friends looked on. Both members will serve a three year term and say they're ready for the road ahead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm excited about the next]

((COURTNEY PENN/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER:I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT THREE YEARS AHEAD. I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT I'M SURE THAT IT WILL PRESENT, AND I'M READY TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Courtney Penn/Roanoke School Board]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=and I'm ready to go.]
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[VO-NAT]

Alvin Nash says the board's prepared to deal with some serious issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we've got a great]

((ALVIN NASH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER:I THINK WE'VE GOT A GREAT SCHOOL BOARD AND WE'VE GOT A GREAT INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, SO ALL THE FOUNDATIONS ARE THERE FOR US TO REALLY BUILD A SOLID SCHOOL FOUNDATION.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Nash/Roanoke School Board]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=a solid school foundation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both say they're looking forward to finding a new permanent superintendent.
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[6Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC30:06]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]
[ENG#=3]


A recent dip in gas prices is relieving the strain on everyone's wallets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

On average nationally gasoline prices have fallen two cents since June First; five cents in Roanoke. Triple-A credits two reasons: First, OPEC agreed to increase production, which has slightly relaxed crude oil prices.
Also, ALL oil refineries were required to switch over to the summer blend of gasoline this month -- which means the burden of paying for the more expensive blend is now off customers.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Officials say a *real* drop in prices may not occur until the Fall.

(Kim tosses to bump)

[COMM][BUMP]