[VOBDUI-Laws]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC 18:34]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


You should always think twice about drinking and driving, but beginning next week you will have more incentive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


25 new DUI laws officially take effect July first.
Most of the measures target repeat offenders by requiring them to serve mandatory jail time and forfeit their vehicles.
The new laws make Virginia's drunk driving penalities among the stiffest in the country.
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[SOT 5:57:29]
[IN Q=I think it is ]

((MICHAEL BAILEY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I THINK IT IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED AND I THINK THE ENTIRE PEOPLE'S OF THE COMMONWEALTH THAT NEED TO TAKE THAT IN MIND AND THAT WE ARE TAKEN A VERY SERIOUS APPROACH BY MAKING STRICTER PENALITIES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Bailey/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=influence of alcohol]
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[VO-NAT]


The new laws also affect first time offenders such as being required to pay a minimum 250 dollar fine.
Also, anyone who has a blood alcohol level of point one five (.15) will face a mandatory five day jail term.
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[11B'burg-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 1:56:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A man accused in a brutal assault in Blacksburg will be arraigned this morning. The victim was possibly raped and beaten so badly in the face she may have to undergo reconstuctive surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

The 23-year old woman, who police are not identifying was grabbed from behind by a stranger in downtown Blacksburg as she walked home. She was snatched in this alley behind main street where she was brutally beaten in the face and possibly raped. The victim was beaten unconscious so police are waiting on some lab results to determine if she was raped. Police got a tip late Wednesday evening which led them to their suspect almost exactly 24 hours after the attack.
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[SOT:7:36:03:00 to :15:00 ]
[IN Q=He is from ]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Department;]

((BRUCE BRADBERY: HE IS FROM ALLEGHANY COUNTY HE HAS A COVINGTON ADDRESS AND HE WAS ARRESTED THERE ABOUT 3:00 THIS MORNING BY BLACKSBURG POLICE DETECTIVES AND A TACTICAL TEAM FROM ALLEGHANY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.))
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[OUT Q=sheriff's office.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE DAVY FS E525] Police have charged 26 year old Holland Blaine Davy of Covington with abduction and attempted rape. Police say more charges are on the way. Investigators say he's a construction worker, who's been staying at a hotel in Blacksburg for about two weeks.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Davy is being held at the Montgomery County jail without bond. The victim was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon.

[AMBuchanan-Fraud]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC 35:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=3]

Sixteen local government officials and businessmen have been indicted in a sweeping public corruption scandal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon]

Past and present members of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors are among those accused of taking bribes. Local contractors allegedly used cash, vehicles, guns- -even coon hunting trips to win government contracts.
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co./May 2002]

They were flood-relief contracts stemming from damage left by the flooding in and around Grundy two years ago. The investigation into public corruption in Buchanan County's been going on for more than a year.
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[SOT 16:15]
[IN Q=Joe Stephens has]

((JOE STEPHENS HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $700,000. DON MATNEY HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $400.000. TERRY KEENE HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $25,000. SO THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY COLLECT OVER $1.1 MILLION DOLLARS IN FORFEITURES IN THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the case.]
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[VO-NAT]

The U-S Attorney says those three and one additional defendant have already agreed to plead guilty to racketeering and money laundering.
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[Iraq]


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


Iraqi police say insurgents have set off a roadside bomb in Baghdad, killing one policeman and wounding another.
Today's blast comes in the wake of the most extensive attacks in Iraq since April.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baqouba, Iraq;]


With car bombs and grenades, yesterday's attacks in five cities left more than 100 people dead, including three American soldiers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The closer we get]

((BRIG. GEN. DAVID RODRIQUEZ/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE TRANSITION DATE, ATTACKS AND THREATS AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE WORKING TO ESTABLISH A FREE IRAQ ARE INCREASING. ))
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=free Iraq are increasing.]
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[VO-NAT]


While violence in the lead- up to the handover of power has long been predicted, insurgents have now proven they can hit several targets at the same time.
Abu Musab al- Zarqawi's group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, and there's mounting evidence he's forming new alliances in his terror campaign.
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[Ireland-Preps]


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


Final security preparations are under way in Ireland for the arrival of President Bush.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shannon, Ireland;]


The President is heading from Washington this morning to Ireland for a summit with European Union leaders.
He's hoping to drum up support for Iraq's new government.
Irish authorities plan to deploy more than six- thousand police and troops to deal with thousands of expected protestors.
After his trip to Ireland, the President travels to Turkey to ask the NATO alliance for help in Iraq.
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[11L'burg-Breakin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-16 1:29:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Lynchburg police spent yesterday afternoon trying to track down several suspects they believed were armed and dangerous.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


After a caller told police he was robbed in his home on Old Forest Road, authorities found the alleged getaway car across town on Belvedere Street.
They also took two people into custody a couple of miles away near Langhorne Road.
A stakeout of an apartment on Hillcrest Drive did not turn up any suspects.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, New home sales soared in May.
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=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York,I'm AC.]

((STOCKS ENDED SLIGHTLY LOWER AS INVESTORS DIGESTED A MIXED BATCH OF ECONOMIC REPORTS AND CHOSE TO SIT TIGHT AHEAD OF NEXT WEEK'S FED MEETING


THE DOW GAVE UP 35 POINTS


WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST 5


THE HOUSING MAREKT REMAINS RED HOT... THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAID NEW HOMES SALES SOARED NEARLY 15 PERCENT IN MAY TO A RECORD LEVEL.. THAT'S THE BIGGEST MONTHLY GAIN IN 11 YEARS. SHARES OF HOMEBUILDERS INCLUDING TOLL BROTHERS AND LENNAR CORP RALLIED ON THAT NEWS.


IN ANOTHER BOOST FOR THE HOUSING MARKET, MORTGAGE RATES INCHED LOWER THIS WEEK. ACCORDING TO FREDDI MAC, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR A 30 YEAR LOAN IS 6.25 PERCENT VS. 6.32 PERCENT LAST WEEK.


NIKE'S PROFITS RACED HIGHER.. THE ATHELETIC SHOE GIANT POSTED FOURTH QUARTER PROFIT OF 305MILLION DOLLARS.. THAT WAS BETTER THAN EXPECTED. SALES WERE 3.5 BILLION DOLLARS.. AND IN MORE GOOD NEWS FOR THE COMPANY... NIKE SAID FUTURE ORDERS WERE UP NEARLY 11 PERCENT.


ALSO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE INVESTMENT BANKING COMPANY CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON.. THE COMPANY'S CEO JOHN MACK WILL RESIGN AS OF NEXT MONTH.


OIL PRICES CLIMBED NEAR 38 DOLLARS A BARREL. THAT'S AFTER NORWEGIAN OIL FIRMS SAID THEY WOULD RESPOND TO A STRIKE BY LOCKING OUT ALL WORKERS NEXT WEEK. THAT WOULD THREATEN TO SHUT OFF ALMOST ALL PETROLEUM EXPORTS FROM THE WORLD'S NO. 3 OIL EXPORTER.


FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M AC.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Iran-Tanker]


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


Dozens of people are dead after a gasoline tanker truck plowed into some buses in southeast Iran, and exploded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Zahedan, Iran;]


Iranian state television says last night's crash killed more than 70 people and injured about 80 others.
The buses were stopped at a police station when the tanker truck smashed into them.
Trucks and buses often wait outside police stations in the region to be inspected for drugs and other contraband.


The tanker was carrying more than 45-hundred gallons of gas.
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[Jackson]


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


In Santa Maria, California today, a judge will re- evaluate just how much of the Michael Jackson child molestation case should be kept from public view.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The pre- trial hearing will focus on media requests to un- seal portions of the grand jury indictment and dozens of search warrants.
Both the prosecution and Jackson's defense lawyers want the material kept under wraps.
Jackson's accused of committing a lewd act upon a child-- among other charges
He's pleaded not guilty.
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[11Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=None]

Roanoke police are looking for a shooting suspect.
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[Take Brown Pic FS] This is the picture they released of 27 year old Marty Brown. He is charged with shooting Raghib Muhammad during a confrontation at the B and B Lounge on Salem Turnpike last month. [Take Crimeline FS] If you have any information on Marty Brown, you are asked to call CrimeLine at 344-8500.
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(kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]



[11Pitts-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]
[ENG#=None]

State police say a Pittsylvania County man died when his vehicle struck a tree. Police say 60 year old Charles Dilts Runyon of Chatham was driving on state route 649 near Climax last night when his Kia Sportage left the roadway and overcorrected before hitting the tree. Investigators say Runyon was not wearing a seat belt.




[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Best Buy says it has reached a multi-year deal to promote Napster as its lead digital music service. Napster is a unit of Roxio, which transformed it from an unauthorized song sharing platform into a legal music buying service. Now here's a look at your local stocks.



[2-11Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=None]

Roanoke police are asking you to help them track down a shooting suspect.
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[Take Brown Pic FS] This is the picture they released of 27 year old Marty Brown. He is charged with shooting Raghib Muhammad during a confrontation at the B and B Lounge on Salem Turnpike last month. [Take Crimeline FS] If you have any information on Marty Brown, you are asked to call CrimeLine at 344-8500.
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[S-Stick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-177 4108TC]
[GRAPHIC=horse show]
[ENG#=2]


There was some horsin' around at the Roanoke Valley horse show where last night - the center ring
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Stick Horse Stampede; :00]

was full of fun as the "stick horse stampede" took center stage at the Salem Civic Center for 15 minutes of chaotic excitement. Youngsters sported some tremendouly creative cowboy and cowgirl outfits as they galloped around for fans. Others staked out the territory in the ring. Everyone is a winner in this division. Each rider receives a blue ribbon. (Kim tosses to Steve for weekend preview)(------------)