[Train-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]
[ENG#=none]


A train struck a car early this morning in Franklin County near Boones Mill.
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[Take map fs] State Police said it happened on Terrace Road which is off Route 684.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./This Morning]

A witness said the car was crossing the tracks when it got hung up on one of the rails. Two people were in the car, but managed to get out of the vehicle before the train hit. No one was injured. State Police are investigating.
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[Iraq]


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


Insurgents have launched a series of coordinated attacks in Iraq today-- killing dozens, including three U-S soldiers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baqouba, Iraq;]


At dawn, militants hit police stations in Ramadi and Baqouba.
Gunmen battled with American troops, killing two soldiers and wounding seven.
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq;]


At least four explosions rocked the city of Mosul, killing at least one U-S soldier.
Witnesses also reported explosions and shelling in Fallujah.
The string of attacks happen with new threats from militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi against Iraq's interim leader.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The people of Iraq]

((BRIG. GEN. MARK KIMMITT/DEPUTY OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ MUST UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, THEY BEAR A RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKING SURE WE TAKE ZARQAWI AND HIS NETWORK OFF OF THE STREET. ))
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt/Deputy Operations Director;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=off the street.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Bush says he'll ask for NATO's help in Iraq during next week's summit.
He's expected to ask for troops to help train Iraqi security forces and protect U-N personnel.
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[Fireworks-Ax]


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


A gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered to watch a fireworks display in Detroit last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]


Authorities say eight people were injured in the shooting at the annual International Freedom Festival.
Reports that one of the victims died are still unconfirmed.
But police say they have the weapon that was used and a good description of the gunman.
This wasn't the first time a violent incident has occurred at the summertime event.
A woman was assaulted there in 19- 91.
The attack was captured on videotape.
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[11Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Henry County man is under medical observation after being charged with murder. The Sheriff's Office says 82-year old George Collins Carter of Axton was arrested yesterday morning after his stepson, William Jacob Wilson, died of a gunshot wound to the stomach. The shooting took place at Carter's home on Mountain Valley Road. The Sheriff says the 49-year old Wilson was trying to defuse an argument between his mother and Carter when he was shot. He died at the scene.

[11Picard]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:54:26]
[GRAPHIC=Picard]
[ENG#=3]


Evidence investigators first thought was insignificant -- turned out to be the breaking point for accused murderer Christopher Picard.
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[VO-NAT]

Picard pled guilty Tuesday night to the September 2002 murder of Lori Metts Boyd.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]

Boyd's body was found burning inside her car -- an autopsy revealed she had been strangled to death. Picard's attorneys advised him to plea, after D-N-A found on a bedsheet linked him to the crime scene.
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[SOT 9:44:24]
[IN Q=that turned]

((ROBERT STRICKLER/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; THAT TURNED THIS CASE AROUND, WHERE THAT WE HAD THIS ADDT'L EVIDENCE THAT COULD BE PRESENTED TO THE COURT THAT WOULD HOPEFULLY BRING THIS TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Strickler/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=we're looking for]
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[VO-NAT]

Through a plea agreement Picard pled guilty to reduced charges of first-degree murder, abduction and robbery. He was sentenced to three life terms in prison -- all but 50-years were suspended.
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[PKG4H-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC 16:34]
[GRAPHIC=4H Camp Changes]
[ENG#=4]


They were staging fights and even taking bets.
That's exactly what happened last summer at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Camp.
As Justin McLeod discovered, there are some changes this summer but only minor ones.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Garst/4-H Extension Specialist; :27]
[SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Camp Director; 1:16]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF KIDS PLAYING))
Summer camp is back for its 37th year here at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center.
And this year the staff realizes it's under the microscope.
[SOT 6:04:44]
[IN Q=Absolutely, we're very]

((ROGER ELLMORE/CAMP DIRECTOR: ABSOLUTELY, AND WE'RE VERY AWARE OF THAT)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=aware of that]


Aware because of what happened last summer when several volunteer counselors staged fights between campers.
Although none of the incidents involved actual 4-H staff, the camp realized it needed to reel in the problems. (SHOT OF KIDS FISHING)
[SOT 13:42:54 (FEED TAPE)]
[IN Q=In the fall of]

((BARRY GARST/4-H EXTENSION SPECIALIST: IN THE FALL OF 2003 WE PUT TOGETHER A 4-H SAFETY TASK FORCE WHICH WAS COMPRISED OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKE HOLDERS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=stake holders]


That prompted some changes, although 4-H says nothing drastic.
Counselors now wear blue shirts so they can be clearly identified.
There are new radios and an answering service so parents can be in touch after hours.
The camp has also hired a nationally recognized security team to keep an eye on things after dark.
[SOT 13:43:02 (cover with video showing the device)]
[IN Q=The Ameritas]

((BARRY GARST/4-H EXTENSION SPECIALIST: THE AMERITAS SECURITY PERSON HAS TO PASS A NUMBER DIFFERENT CHECKPOINTS AND ACTUALLY SCAN IN TO SHOW THAT HE'S PASSED THOSE POINTS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=passed those points]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CAMP))
But the camp realized it needed more than just new security measures so paid staff and especially the volunteers have received more training.
4-H hopes these steps will help but concede there are no guarantees.
[SOT 6:07:42]
[IN Q=You make mistakes]

((ROGER ELLMORE/CAMP DIRECTOR: YOU MAKE MISTAKES AND SO WE'RE HERE TO MAKE SURE THOSE MISTAKES ARE MINIMIZED BUT ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING SOMETHING HAPPENING.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=of having something happening]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Attendance is]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ATTENDANCE IS SLIGHTLY DOWN AT THE CAMP BUT 4-H SAYS IT HAS NO INDICATION IT'S BECAUSE OF THE FIGHTS THAT HAPPENED LAST SUMMER. THERE'S ALSO NEW MANAGMENT AT THE CAMP BUT 4-H SAYS THAT IS ONLY A COINCIDENCE AND NO ONE WAS FIRED. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))



[WI-Tornadoes]


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


A line of severe storms-- including tornadoes have blasted much of Wisconsin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video;]


Home video captured one of yesterday's twisters in the Green Bay area.
The National Weather Services says there was one storm- related death.
[SUPER=03-Little Chute, WI;]


The tornadoes caused two semi- trailer trucks to roll onto a highway.
High winds also left trees scattered over roads, downed power lines, and damaged homes.
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(Kim tosses to weather)[Marketwatch]



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


In business news, An A-O-L employee has been arrested for stealing millions of screen names.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'M AC.]




(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Peterson]


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


A juror dismissed from Scott Peterson's murder trial is praising the defense, while criticizing the prosecution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]


Dismissed juror Justin Falconer says prosecutors keep repeating the same information and haven't proven their case.


Peterson faces murder charges for the death of his wife, Laci and their unborn son.
Falconer was seen talking to Laci's brother before his dismissal from the trial.
The judge, meanwhile, denied the defense's request for a mistrial following Falconer's dismissal.
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[6-Bedford-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC51:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Bedford residents have thirty days to let officials know what they want the city to do to stop harmful chemicals from seeping from an old landfill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Tests show a half dozen residential wells have been contaminated by leaching from the former landfill on Bell Town Road.
An engineering firm has come up with several possible solutions, including treating the chemicals in the ground and building a water line to the affected homes.
Bedford city council has yet to take action.
A public hearing is scheduled for July 15th.
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[11Harris]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:58:21]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]
[ENG#=3]


Wayne Harris says his departure is bittersweet, but the superintendent of Roanoke City Schools said his eleven-year tenure has been "more sweet than bitter."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harris will step down at the end of the month.
Yesterday, he acknowledged frustration with criticism he considered unfair, and with supporters of the school system who failed to speak up.
But he says a variety of indicators show Roanoke City Schools have continued to improve under his leadership.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Over time that has happened]

((OVER TIME THAT HAS HAPPENED. IT HASN'T BEEN A ONE TIME THING AND THEN IT SLIPPED BACK. ALL OF THAT SAYS TO ME WE DELIVERED ON THE PROMISE, THAT WE WILL HAVE HIGHER EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND FOR STAFF.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=for students and for staff.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Harris plans to travel and work as a consultant. He's already fielded calls about several vacant positions, and says he would consider leading another school system if the opportunity is right.

[11Bishop]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:44:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Meanwhile, another top administrator has confirmed she is leaving Roanoke City Schools.
Assistant Superintendent Rita Bishop is leaving western Virginia to lead the public schools in Lancaster (LANK-as-ter), Pennsylvania.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The school board there voted to offer Bishop the position Tuesday night, and though she hasn't signed a contract, Bishop confirms she plans to accept the job.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Bishop says her decision was not a reaction to recent events here, but was motivated by her desire to serve as a superintendent.

(kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Stocks make last minute gains. And consumer confindence is up, Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((THERE'S BEEN A PATTERN THIS WEEK -- THE MAJOR AVERAGES STICK CLOSE TO THE BREAKEVEN LINE FOR MOST OF THE SESSION... THEN MAKE A MOVE IN THE FINAL 90 MINUTES.
AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY, WITH A DRAMATIC CLOSE TO THE UPSIDE..


THE DOW ADDED 84-POINTS...
WHILE THE NASDAQ GAINED 26.


SALESFORCE DOT COM DEBUTED AT 15 DOLLARS A SHARE ON ITS FIRST DAY OF TRADING.
THAT'S UP FROM THE INITIAL PRICING OF 11 DOLLARS A SHARE.
THE COMPANY PROVIDES WEB-BASED SOFTWARE SERVICES ALLOWING COMPANIES TO MANAGE SALES ACCOUNTS.


CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURGED LAST WEEK, REVERSING A MONTH-LONG DECLINE SPARKED BY RISING GASOLINE PRICES.
THE ABC NEWS/MONEY MAGAZINE CONSUMER COMFORT INDEX JUMPED FIVE POINTS.
IN 18 YEARS OF POLLING, THE INDEX HAS ONLY RISEN THAT SHARPLY 15 TIMES -- WITH THE LAST ONE RIGHT AFTER THE FALL OF BAGHDAD.


USA TODAY IS RAISING ITS NEWSTAND PRICE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 19 YEARS.
THE NATION'S HIGHEST-CIRCULATION NEWSPAPER SAYS IT'S INCREASING THE SINGLE-COPY PRICE FROM 50 CENTS TO 75 CENTS, STARTING SEPTEMBER SEVENTH.


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

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


[11Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC44:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The Miss Virginia contestants were in their evening gowns last night, but not for competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They were mingling through a crowd of supporters at the Miss Virginia Scholarship Gala. The gala included a live auction with items ranging from weekend geta-ways to jewelry... And after there was dinner and dancing. All proceeds from the event go to the Miss Virginia Pageant Scholarship Fund.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[5-Pulaski-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=504-02 1:04:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

[**ANCHOR TAG**] Almost 15-hundred animals were euthanized last year in Pulaski County. The size of the animal shelter is the biggest reason so many possible pets had to be put down. But, as New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa shows, the odds of finding a home for these animals is about to get a little better.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Williams/Animal Control Officer;:14]
[SUPER=01-Shay McMillan/Animal Control Officer;:23]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;:34]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca English/Humane Society;1:12]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News 7, Pulaski County]
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[TAKE WDBJ Web FS]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

If you'd like to know more about donating or to see pictures of the animals up for adoption, go to wdbj7.com and click on web sites in the news.
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(kim tosses to bump)

[COMM] [BUMP]