[11Alleghany-Vandals]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:13:06]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
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Alleghany County deputies say two people are now in custody, charged with the vandalism of Alleghany High School and two other locations.
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Sometime last Thursday night or Friday morning, vandals trashed the school-- destroying t-v's, computers, vending machines and trophy cases.
The damage there is estimated at 25-thousand dollars.
Vandals also hit the Jackson River Technical Center and the Alleghany Country Club Golf Course.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Vandalism-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC18:36]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./Last Week]


Alleghany County Sheriff Dale Muterspaugh (Moo-ters paw) credits his investigators who put in extra hours to crack the case.
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18 year old Ian M. Brown of Selma and a 17 year old are in custody.
Deputies recovered several fire extinguishers believed to have been used to trash the school.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Brackman Cup has not been recovered, but authorities will search for it again today.
The trophy is awarded to the winner of the annual football game between Alleghany and Covington high schools.

[Vick-Court]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Marcus Vick]
[ENG#=3]


Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick goes to court today to appeal his conviction on misdemeanors in connection with a party with underage girls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The 20-year-old Vick was convicted in May of three charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he and two teammates gave alcohol to girls at the players' apartment. Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined 22-hundred-50 dollars. Vick has been suspended indefinately from the team after another run in with the law earlier this month. State police charged him with reckless driving and possession of marijuana during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 64 near Richmond.
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[11Special-session]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC1:54:27]
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[ENG#=4]


State lawmakers will return to Richmond today to fix a legislative mistake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


They inadvertently passed a law that allows weekend workers to take the Sabbath off.
Neither the General Assembly nor Governor Warner noticed the mistake until it was too late.
Still, experts say it is unlikely the blunder will cause any political fallout for lawmakers or the governor.
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((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK THIS IS THE KIND OF MISTAKE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUT BY AND LARGE A YEAR FROM NOW WILL HAVE BEEN LARGELY FORGOTTEN BY MOST OF THE VOTERS IN VA POLITICS SO I DON'T REALLY SEE THIS AS THE KIND OF ISSUE THAT THE VOTERS ARE GOING TO BE SAYING THEY WERE ALL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Holsworth/Political Analyst]
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[OUT Q=at the wheel or something like that.]
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The special session kicks off at noon and is expected to last only a few hours.
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[11MErchants-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC37:42]
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[ENG#=1]


Montgomery County supervisors have slashed a controversial tax
The board voted last night to cut the merchant's tax by about a third and eliminate a second inventory scheduled for August.
Several business owners complained that the tax on their inventory was too high.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape]


Local auto dealers have even moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying.
One supervisor said he'll be watching to see if those businesses continue to move their inventory now that the tax rate has been lowered.
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[11Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC 25:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


More money is coming to Bedford County schools, but not without debate.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


At issue is an additional 2 1/2 million dollars the state is giving to Bedford County schools.
Many feared the Supervisors would NOT use all the money for education and last night they turned out in large numbers to voice their frustration.
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((CHANIN GOTTSCHALK/PARENT: IF WE DON'T USE THE MONEY AS INTENDED THEN WE SEND THE MESSAGE TO OUR STATE GOVERNMENT THAT WE DON'T NEED THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS AND DO NOT CONSIDER EDUCATION IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE INVESTED IN THAT DEGREE.))
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But many Supervisors say they always intended for the money to go towards the school system.
They point out state law required the county to hold a public hearing and one supervisor went as far as to blame the school board for the confusion.
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((DALE WHEELER/BOARD OF SUPERVISOR: I HAVE BEEN ON THIS BOARD SINCE 1990 AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE AND I WILL REMEMBER IT.))
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After nearly two hours of debate, the board voted unanimously to give all the money to the school system.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The superintendent says the money will be used to start an art program in the elementary schools as well as alternative education system wide.
They will also hire additional teachers in the elementary and high school levels.


[11Franklin-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
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Meanwhile, Franklin County's school board has amended its annual budget, as a result of additional funding from the state. The board approved the 60-point-eight million dollar budget during its meeting yesterday. The board also elected a new chairman, P-D Hambrick and a new vice-chairman, Carl Dudley.

[VA-Waterspout]


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


Vacationers in Virginia Beach witnessed a dangerous, but spectacular wonder of nature.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sandbridge;]


Yesterday a teenager captured video of a waterspout as it skipped along the surface of the ocean.
The funnels come down to the earth's surface, just like tornadoes.
[SUPER=03-Cecil Co., MD;]


Further north in Maryland, the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down.
The heavy rain and high winds knocked down trees and turned roads into rivers.
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(weather toss)


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, Morgan Stanley settles a landmark sex discrimination case. Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((Look for a number of high-profile earnings announcements to hit the ticker on Tuesday.
Stocks finished the latest mixed, as a downgrade of the chip sector kept the Nasdaq in the red.
The dow chalked up a gain of 25 points, while the hi-techs closed down by 9.
Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $54 million to settle a landmark sex discrimination case. It alleged the firm denied many women promotions, while giving several men higher salaries. Even as it moves forward with the settlement, the brokerage denies the allegations. Morgan contends that it has, at all times, treated its women employees fairly and equitably. Out of the $54 million, $40 million will be put into a claims fund, and $12 million will go to lead plaintiff Allison Schieffelin. She is a former bond trader at Morgan, who was allegedly fired after complaining about how women were treated at the firm.
A slew of well-known companies will hit Wall Street with their latest earnings results on Tuesday. Look for news from Wall Street brokerage Merrill Lynch, Apple Computer, Johnson and Johnson and Yum Brands, which operates fast food chains including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut), Long John Silver's and Taco Bell. Also on the earnings docket - chip giants Intel and AMD.
Stay up to date with all the latest earnings news. Log on to our website. We're at cbs.mw.com
I'm jl, cbs mw in ny.)


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[Campaign-Terror]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=1]
Today President Bush will trade Marine One for a bus ride across the Midwest to rally voters in Michigan, Minnesota,

and Wisconsin-- three battleground states he lost in the last election.
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[SUPER=03-Oak Ridge, TN;]


While speaking to workers at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Weapons Lab in Tennessee yesterday, he defended his decision to invade Iraq.
And while polls show that half the nation feels the threat of terror has increased, Bush is also hammering the message that he's the candidate that will keep the country safe.
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((THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAFER/THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAFER. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAFER.))
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Campaigning in his home state, Democratic rival John Kerry dismissed those claims.
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((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: ITS NOT ENOUGH JUST TO GIVE SPEECHES. AMERICA WILL ONLY BE SAFER WHEN WE GET RESULTS. ))
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Kerry says as President, his top security goal would be to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.
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[Iraq]


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


An explosion today has left at least three civilians injured in Baghdad.
The U-S military says there have been several explosions, including one that appears to have been caused by hand grenades.
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In other developments-- the Philippines plans to pull troops out of Iraq as soon as possible.
The country is speedingup its withdrawal after new insurgent threats against a Filipino hostage.
Kidnappers keep changing their deadline for executing the man, as they demand his country's getout of Iraq.
A Philippine official went on al-Jazeera television to announce the troops will leave as soon as they can.
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[6-Wythe-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC53:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A Wythe County family accused of neglecting an elderly woman faces new charges. This time for neglecting their animals.
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[VO-NAT]

79 year old Elmer Crigger, and his sons Daniel, Donald and Timothy Crigger are all charged with one count of animal cruelty to 22 dogs, a class one misdemeanor.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Last week;]

Last week, deputies discovered the body of 65 year old Esther Crigger at their home in the Speedwell section of the county. They say her dogs were eating her left arm. Elmer, Donald and Daniel Crigger are already charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult. Over the weekend animal control officers rounded up the dogs. One is still missing and another is in critical condition at a vet's office. The dogs are being held at the animal shelter. A court date is scheduled for next week to decide what to do with the animals.
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[11River-Fountain]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC 1:28:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Engineers have test-fired Lynchburg's newest tourist attraction.. a 150-foot fountain in the James River.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Langley Fountain is named for developer Bruton Langley who donated 100-thousand dollars toward its construction.
It's built on top of an old railroad trestle at the bottom of the Ninth Street corridor.
The fountain pumps a stream of water into the air that can be visible from almost anywhere downtown.
The city is testing controls which will limit the height during windier days.
It should be fully operational by August.
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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, Stocks finished the day mixed. And, Morgan Stanley has settled a sex discrimination lawsuit. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[11Pulaski-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC 39:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

Hundreds of people in Pulaski County won't have to worry about failing septic systems much longer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

More than two million dollars in federal funds are on the way to pay for a new sewer line in the Highland Park subdivision near Dublin. 230 homes and more than 500 people will get the new service. Officials say the line is needed to help replace dozens of failing private septic systems Construction will begin next summer. The service should be up and running by the spring of 2006
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