[Roanoke-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


One man is in the hospital this morning after being shot in Roanoke. Police say they responded to a man down call around 2:30 this morning and found a man shot in the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The incident is still under investigation.

[11Phone-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC33:42]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]

Officials are asking citizens to use their cell phones if possible, after an underground fire disrupted phone service to parts of Roanoke and Salem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Northwest Roanoke has been hit hardest. Verizon officials won't specify exactly how many people are affected, but say it could reach the thousands. Crews worked through the night to splice in new cables in place of the burned ones. Service will not be fully restored for a few days. Until then, the City of Roanoke is making temporary 9-1-1 cellphones available to the elderly and special medical needs citizens in the affected areas.
(------------)



[Iraq]


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


One day after the Philippine government finished pulling its troops out of Iraq, a Filipino hostage is set free.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Arab television is reporting that the kidnappers released Angelo De la Cruz in exchange for the withdrawal of Filipino peacekeepers.
However, the Philippine pullout has drawn criticism from U-S and Iraqi leaders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=All this does]

((REND AL-RAHIM FRANKE/IRAQI ENVOY TO U.S.:ALL THIS DOES IS CONFIRM TO TERRORISTS THAT TERRORISM WORKS. ))
[SUPER=01-Rend al-Rahim Franke/Iraqi Envoy to U. S.;]
[RUNS=:05] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=terrorism works.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the U-S Marine Corporal who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in Iraq says he was captured.
Wassef ali Hassoun told reporters he did NOT desert his post, and that he is still a loyal marine.
Arab television showed Hassoun as an apparent hostage, but it's not clear how he turned up three weeks later in Lebanon.
The military is investigating whether the kidnapping was a hoax.
(------------)



[911-Commission]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=911]
[ENG#=3]


The justice department is investigating former President Clinton's national security adviser.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Sandy Berger-- seen here testifying before the 9-11 commission-- says he inadvertently removed highly classified terrorism documents from a secure reading room while preparing for the hearings.
F-B-I agents searched Berger's home and office earlier this year.
Government officials say no decision has been made on whether Berger should face criminal charges.
(------------)


[Halifax-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One person is dead after an accident in Halifax County last night. State Police say 37 year old Marvin Wayne Cash of Nathalie, ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected, drove across to the right side of the road, and hit an enbankment and overturned. He died at the scene.

[11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:23:09]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=4]


An accident affected one group's trip to the Salem Music Games.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Some of the staff members for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps were on their way to the event around 6:30, when they got into an accident on 460 in Bedford County. Police say one of the vehicles traveling in the caravan ran into another, after a tractor trailer ahead of them made a sudden stop.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:50]
[IN Q=unfortunately we were]

((JOHN BURGAN/CROSSMEN DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS; UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE A LITTLE DELAYED HERE, AND WE'LL BE DELAYED THE REST OF THE EVENING. 55 NOW WE'VE JUST GOT TO REGROUP AND PICK UP THE PIECES AND MAKE OUR WAY TO DENVER FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-John Burgan/Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=for the national championship]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

No one was hurt in the accident, and all of the group's performers were already at the games. Police have charged the driver of the bus with following too closely.
(------------)



[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Music-Games]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC1:35:16]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]



[ENG#=1]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


As they say, the show must go on.
Seven drum and bugle corps played their hearts out at the Summer Music Games in Salem.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT MUSIC]

((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=NAT MUSIC]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Cavaliers from Rosemont Illinois won last night's competition in front of a sold-out crowd.
(------------)



[Apollo-11]


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


"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 35 years ago today,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

as he and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.
They were part of the historic Apollo 11 crew.
For NASA officials, it was sweet victory in a space race fuelled by the Cold War.
The Soviet Union had already launched the first satellite into orbit and sent the first spacecraft to the moon.
The lunar voyage took the Apollo 11 crew four days.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will discuss the state of the economy today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((PROFIT REPORTS WILL TAKE A BACKSEAT TODAY TO FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN.
THE FED HEAD WILL BE ON CAPTIOL HILL TO KICK OFF TWO DAYS OF TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE WILL HEAR FROM GREESPAN SINCE THE FED RAISED INTEREST RATES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS LAST MONTH.
A BIG BEER MERGER MAY BE BREWING... COORS HAS CONFIRMED THAT IT IS IN TALKS TO MERGE WITH THE CANADIAN BREWER MOLSON. THE TWO FAMILY RUN COMPANIES SAY THEY ARE IN ADVANCED DISCUSSIONS ABOUT A POSSIBLE MERGER - WHICH WOULD CREATE AN ALCOHOL GIANT WITH ABOUT 6 BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES.
ON WALL STREET... STOCKS WERE MIXED AS INVESTORS POURED OVER A FRESH BATCH OF PROFIT REPORTS THE DOW SANK 45 POINTS WHILE THE NASDAQ INCHED UP BETTER THAN HALF A POINT.
ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: THE INSURANCE GIANT ALLSTATE SAID SECOND QUARTER PROFITS ROSE 76 PERCENT... LOSSES FROM NATURAL CATASTROPHES FELL.. AND ALLSTATE TARGETED CLIENTS THAT FILE THE FEWEST CLAIMS.
DELTA AIRLINES - WHICH IS TRYING TO AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAYS IT LOST NEARLY 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN THE LAST QUARTER. DELTA BLAMES THE RED INK ON A 54 PERCENT JUMP N FUEL COSTS AND HIGHER COSTS FOR ITS PILOT PENSIONS. BUT THE STOCK RALLIED ANYWAY ON NEWS THAT IS HAS MORE THAN 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH AND IS FINDING WAYS TO CUT COSTS.
stay on top of your stocks and all the biz news at cbs.mw.com in ny I'm Alexis Christoforous.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[CA-Wildfires]


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


Hundreds of fire evacuees have been allowed back home in Southern California -- but the danger's far from over.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Firefighters are still trying to keep a large wildfire away from more than thousand homes.
The blaze broke out this weekend when a hawk flew into a power line, then the flames spread across more than six- thousand acres.
Helicopters have been dropping water on the fire while ground crews try to get a line around it.
Calmer winds and falling temperatures have helped firefighters tackle the blaze and several others burning across the state.
(------------)


[11Wythe-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=504-03 1:11:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A Wythe County animal abuse case went to court yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Last Week;]

A judge ruled that these dogs were being treated cruelly by Timothy Crigger. The dogs were seized by the game warden two weeks ago after police discovered them eating the dead body of Crigger's 65 year old mother, Esther. During yesterday's hearing, the Commonwealth showed pictures of starving dogs and played a video tape of the inside of the home, where feces could be seen on the floor, on top of a wood stove and on the kitchen counters. The judge ordered the state to keep custody of the dogs and either find them homes or euthanize them. He also ordered Crigger pay for their care and never OWN another pet.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]

Crigger still has to go on trial for the animal cruelty charge against him. 79 year old Elmer Crigger and his two other sons, Daniel and Donald are also charged in the case. They are accused of animal cruelty AND abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult. Investigators say Esther's Crigger's respirator was unplugged while under their care.
(------------)



[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC04:28]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]
[ENG#=3]


Roanoke City Council is planning a new committee to weigh the future of Victory Stadium, and the need for new athletic facilities.
But members of council remain deeply divided on the issue.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Earlier this year, council put the construction of a new stadium and amphitheater on hold, and the May election brought two Victory Stadium supporters to council.
But some members of council say they're not ready to abandon plans for a new facility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Heck no we don't want to waste]

((RUPERT CUTLER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: HECK NO WE DON'T WANT TO WASTE ALL OF THE TIME MONEY INVESTMENT WE'VE ALREADY MADE IN THE WILLIAMSON ROAD ORANGE AVENUE SITE. THAT'S GOT TO BE AMONG THE ALTERNATIVES WE LOOK AT JUST AS INTENSIVELY AS WE LOOK AT VICTORY STADIUM.)) ((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THOUGHT THE WILLIAMSON ROAD PROJECT WAS DEAD. AND NOW WE'VE GOT THAT BACK ON THE TABLE. WE'VE GOT HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS ON THE TABLE, AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH THIS. AND I'M DISAPPOINTED FROM THAT STANDPOINT.))
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Council; :18]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=disappointed from that standpoint.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 14- member citizens committee will consider the options for athletic facilities, including the renovation of Victory Stadium, and NEW construction.
Members of city council will study the need for an amphitheater, or similar entertainment venue.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Deer Management]


In other action, the city is seeking permission from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to use bait in its deer management program.
Last winter, sharpshooters killed more than 100 deer, but city officials say that did not have a major impact on the overpopulation of deer.

[6-Brackman-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lfe]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:22:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


Some area teachers are giving Alleghany authorities high marks for community involvement and for rescuing a piece of community pride.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

The local chapter of the Virginia Education Association presented the Alleghany County Sheriff's Department with the Whole Village award. Teachers wanted to thank deputies for recovering the Brackman Cup and for their partnership within the community. A 250-dollar check was also awarded to the Alleghany Crime Stoppers.
(------------)



[11Andrew-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC2:03:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


One Salem school has a big assignment this summer and it looks like it'll pass with flying colors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The final phase of the renovation at Andrew Lewis Middle School is in full swing.
The work includes gutting the entire front of the building and expanding the library.
Construction was expected to last until May but it now looks it'll be finished by Thanksgiving.
The expansion in the back of the school is already complete and includes 26- classrooms and a new cafeteria.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan goes before the Senate Banking Committee this afternoon.
Stan Case has more on that and yesterday's closing numbers in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((BLUE CHIPS TUMBLED MONDAY AND THE BROADER MARKET CLOSED A JITTERY SESSION LITTLE CHANGED.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 45-POINTS...
AS THE NASDAQ CLOSED NEARLY UNCHANGED.


3-M REPORTED A SECOND QUARTER NET INCOME OF 773-MILLION DOLLARS, UP NEARLY 25-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO AND AT THE HIGH END OF ANALYSTS' ESTIMATES.


EVEN SO, SHARES FELL MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT IN TRADING MONDAY.
THAT'S BECAUSE SECOND-QUARTER REVENUE OF FIVE-POINT-OH-ONE BILLION DOLLARS WAS BELOW EXPECTATIONS, AND THE COMPANY'S REVISED EARNINGS OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR DID NOT EXCEED WALL STREET'S EXISTING ESTIMATES.


BAYER A-G SAYS IT WILL BUY ROCHE'S OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS UNIT FOR TWO-POINT-NINE-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS.
THE GERMAN COMPANY IS PAYING A BIT MORE THAN EXPECTED IN THE MOVE TO BOOST ITS HEALTHCARE PROFITS.
THE DEAL WILL PROVIDE BAYER WITH FIVE ROCHE PRODUCTION SITES.


FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN WILL GIVE HIS VIEW OF THE ECONOMY ON CAPITOL HILL ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
IN HIS TWICE-A-YEAR REPORT ON MONETARY POLICY, HE'S EXPECTED TO REITERATE THE FED'S POLICY STATEMENT THAT INTEREST RATES CAN BE RAISED AT A MEASURED PACE, DESPITE RECENT SIGNS OF A SLOWDOWN.


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

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


[6-Kilgore-gangs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC41:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A state survey has found that gang activity is a problem in almost every community in Virginia, including Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The report shows that the number of gangs in Virginia is growing.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says many "homegrown" gangs as well as national ones are operating in Roanoke.
He says the region can no longer ignore the increasing gang activity.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:09:14]
[IN Q=EVERYONE KNOWS YOU HAVE TO ADMIT]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: EVERYONE KNOWS YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM BEFORE YOU CAN DEAL EFFECTIVELY WITH THE PROBLEM. WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT ALL REGIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH ONCE WE GIVE THEM THIS REPORT WILL RECOGNIZE THEY HAVE A GROWING GANG PROBLEM AND DEAL WITH IT.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=GROWING GANG PROBLEM AND DEAL WITH IT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Roanoke's police chief says his department is aware of groups that call themselves gangs. But he doesn't believe in giving them that label.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:39:33]
[IN Q=By going out and calling]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: BY GOING OUT AND CALLING THESE PEOPLE SOMETHING SPECIAL WE ENHANCE THEIR SELF-ESTEEM. THEY'RE CRIMINALS; THAT'S ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; :]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=that's enough.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Gaskins says his department collects intelligence on these groups as part of its overall crime prevention efforts.

[6-L'burg-Gangs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC48:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Gang activity is nothing new in Lynchburg, where police have been dealing with gang-related crime for more than two years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/August 2002]


Since the summer of 2002, Lynchburg police have been using different tactics to identify and arrest suspected gang members.
Authorities say they've had some success in curbing the rate of gang violence, but more work needs to be done.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:28:25]
[IN Q=Just because things]

((CAPT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: JUST BECAUSE THINGS MAY BE, FOR EXAMPLE CRIME IS DOWN NOW IN LYNCHBURG AND JUST BECAUSE THAT'S THE CASE WE CAN'T JUST STOP OUR ACTIVITIES. WE NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF IT AND THEN TRY TO STAY A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE CURVE. I THINK WE WERE SOMEWHAT REACTIVE TO THE VIOLENT CRIME SPREES WE WERE HAVING IN 2002 WHICH SPARKED US TO DO SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Wayne Duff/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=us to do something.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Duff says a number of Lynchburg government agencies are sharing information about potential gang problems.
(------------)



[11Franklin-Trails]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC44:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Franklin County officials are working on a new recreation project that could later mean more green for the county. Myranda Stephens explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Martin/Franklin Co. Commerce & Leisure Services; :24]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Huff/Franklin Co. Administrator; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q= News 7, Franklin County]

(([NATS OF JOGGER @ 2310!!!][VIDEO OF BEE @ 21:06] When residents in Franklin County want to go for a long walk or jog, many often make a bee-line OUT of the county.
[SOT 14:09:22]

[RUNS04] ((AND THAT'S THE UNFORTUNATE THING. WE DON'T OFFER A LOT OF THE LONG DISTANCE TRAILS THAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR.)) But, county officials are hoping to re-route them back home, with plans to build more than 30-new pedestrian, bike and canoe trails. [14:07:25] [RUNS08] ((WHAT HAPPENED IS THE COMMUNITY CAME TO US, AND SAID WE HAVE A DREAM, WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE IN TERMS OF TRAILS AND BLUEWAYS, THINGS THAT'LL REALLY CONNECT OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER.)) [NATS OF WATER@ 19:29!!!!] [RUNS04] Some of the proposed trails will connect Philpott Lake to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Ferrum College to Waid Park. But, Martin says their real focus is developing the area's blueways.
[SOT 10:21]

[RUNS14] ((WITH THE GROWTH OF OUR CANOE AND CAYAK EVENTS, WE'VE BEEN TREMENDOUSLY EXCITED TO SEE THE PUBLIC'S REACTION TO PUBLIC WATERWAYS. SO WE'VE PROPOSED OVER 25-MILES OF PUT INS AND TAKE OUTS THROUGHOUT THE PIGG RIVER AND THE BLACKWATER RIVER, THAT WOULD BE OPEN FOR FOLKS TO FLOAT ANYTIME THERE'S ENOUGH WATER TO DO SO.)) [STANDUP @ 22:54] [RUNS07] ((REPORTER: IN ADDITION TO CONNECTING THE COMMUNITIES, COUNTY OFFICIALS ALSO HOPE THE NEW TRAILS WILL LEAD MORE OUTSIDERS INTO THE AREA.))
[SOT 14:11]

[RUNS16] ((TRAILS ARE NOT QUALITY OF LIFE TO EVERYBODY, BUT THERE IS A SEGMENT OF FOLKS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR THAT WHEN THEY'RE LOOKING TO COME TO A COMMUNITY. SO IT'S A PIECE OF OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT, WHERE COMPANIES WILL SAY "WHAT IS IT FOR OUR YOUNG, 20-YEAR OLDS TO DO WHEN THEY'RE NOT AT WORK.)) Martin says right now, the trails are just a vision, and it will be up to the county and the community to make them a reality -- hopefully clearing a path to a brighter future for everyone. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Franklin County. ))
[Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP] [COMM][Winner]


[ENG#=D1]





(///// SOT /////)




[SUPER=45-Sandra Moyer/Bedford;]








[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news. A man was shot early this morning in Roanoke.
Police say they responded to a call of a man down around 2:30 A-M and found a man shot in the abdomen.
They're still investigating.
(----------------)
[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Phone service is still out in parts of Roanoke and Salem after an underground fire.
Verizon officials say it could be several days before service is fully restored.
They're asking citizens to use their cell phones, if possible.
(----------------)
[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]



Insurgents have released the Filipino truck driver who was being held hostage in Iraq.
That, after the Philippine government withdrew its troops from Iraq in an effort to save the hostage's life.
(----------------)





[2-11Kerry-Norfolk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC32:15]
[GRAPHIC=John Kerry]
[ENG#=1]


Supporters of John Kerry say he is serious about winning Virginia.
And to prove it, the presidential candidate is stopping in the state on his way to the Democratic convention in Boston.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


Kerry will be campaigning in Norfolk on July 27th.
Virginia is one of only six states that Kerry is visiting as he makes his way to Massachusetts.
It has been forty years since Virginia elected a Democrat for president but Kerry supporters say the state is up-for-grabs this year.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:17:35]
[IN Q=THERE'S NOTHING MORE PRECIOUS]

((LAWRENCE FROMME/VIRGINIA CHAIR OF KERRY FOR PRESIDENT: THERE'S NOTHING MORE PRECIOUS ON A CAMPAIGN THAN A CANDIDATE'S TIME AND ON TUESDAY MUCH OF THAT TIME IS GOING TO BE DEVOTED TO VIRGINIA. CONGRESSMAN BOBBY SCOTT: OUT OF ALL THE CITIES IN THE NATION TO PICK HE'S GOING TO BE IN NORFOLK. WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT CARRYING VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Fromme/Virginia Chair of Kerry for President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) 3rd District; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=SERIOUS ABOUT CARRYING VIRGINIA.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Norfolk trip comes on the heels of a record-breaking fundraiser hosted by Governor Warner.
The event raised one-point-seven million dollars for the Kerry-Edwards campaign. (------------)