[Convention-Preview]

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The first political convention since 9-11 kicks off today in Boston, amid tight security.
Under the watchful eyes of armed troops and police, delegates are arriving for today's start of the Democratic National Convention.
Democrats are hoping to give their choice for President a big boost in the polls.
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will get the week started by highlighting John Kerry's plan for America's future.
Brian Andrews joins us now from Boston's Kennedy Library with an update.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Waltman/South Dakota Delegate;]
[SUPER=01-Juanita Clarke/Delegate;]
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((
BOSTON DIDNT EXPECT TO SEE JOHN KERRY UNTIL LATER THIS WEEK BUT THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE SURPRISED HIS HOMETOWN CROWD.. SHOWING UP ON THE PITCHERS MOUND AT FENWAY PARK.

(Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Presidential Candidate)
KERRY SOT: The idea of missing a Yankees-Red Sox Series right before a

convention week was not acceptable, so we changed the policy.
MORE THAN 43 HUNDRED DELEGATES REPRESENTING EVERY U-S STATE HAVE CONVERGED ON BOSTON.. TO OFFICIALLY MAKE JOHN KERRY THEIR PARTYS NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT.
AS THEY HEAD TO THE FLEET CENTER TODAY TO KICK OFF THE FIRST POLITICAL CONVENTION SINCE 9/11- THEYLL FACE UNPRECEDENTED SECURITY.
RAZOR WIRE .. BARRICADES AND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN SURROUND THE CONVENTION SITE ITSELF. F-16S WILL PATROL THE AIR.. AND ARMED BOATS WILL GUARD THE HARBOR.

(NAT-Protestors)

BOSTON ALSO EXPECTS THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS. A GROUP PROTESTING THE IRAQ WAR.. AND ANOTHER OPPOSING ABORTION CROSSED PATHS IN A BRIEF SCUFFLE SUNDAY.
THE DELEGATES THEMSELVES ARE PROJECTING UNITY AROUND THE KERRY-EDWARDS TICKET.

(Sandra Waltman/South Dakota Delegate)
WALTMAN SOT: The campaign has the Democratic party unified. a message of

hope for the country.
THE CONVENTION ORGANIZERS WANT SAME MESSAGE TO COME ACROSS TO THOSE WATCHING THIS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCTION ON TV. THEY WANT TO KEEP BUSH BASHING TO A MINIMUM TO HELP KERRY WIN INDEPENDENT VOTERS.
TONIGHT THE CONVENTION SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON.

(Juanita Clarke/Delegate)
Delegate SOT: I think he should go out and step out and show the people

he is for Kerry
THE SO-CALLED ROCK STAR OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A MISSION TO ROUSE THE PARTY FAITHFUL AND WOO THOSE UNDECIDES.
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Our digital channel "7-too" will present both Democratic and Republican party conventions gavel-to-gavel, with no interruptions and no anchor commentary.

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[Take 7-too FS Event523] Our presentation of the Democratic convention begins today at 4:00 p.m. on Digital Channel 7-too. Cox digital cable customers can see it on Channel 107.
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[Iraq]


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The U- S military says three people were killed today in a suicide bombing outside a U-S base in Mosul, Iraq.
Several people were hurt, including three American soldiers.
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Meanwhile, Iraqi forces backed by U-S troops clashed with militants in a former Saddam Hussein stronghold.
The military reported 15 insurgents killed during the five- hour battle.
Over the weekend, insurgents also assassinated a former government official and a U- S soldier died in a roadside bombing attack.
The violence comes as Iraqis are choosing delegates to a national conference considered a key step in moving toward democracy.
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[Bedford-Fatal]


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Authorities say alcohol WAS a factor in a fatal accident in Bedford County. It happened at 6-05 last night on Route 654.
State Police say the victim, 48 year old Wanda Saye Hicks of Vinton, came around a curve too fast, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Hicks and her passenger, Allen Shelor of Moneta, were ejected from the car.
Shelor's injuries were not life threatening.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is expected to be released later today.


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A fun day at the rodeo took a deadly turn for a wayward bull after he got loose from his pen and had to be shot and killed by police.
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The 14- hundred- pound bull escaped from his pen by jumping over a seven- foot fence at a Mexican rodeo in Salinas, California.
As one man tried to lead the bull into a mobile corral, the animal charged him, then kicked and gored him in the arm.
Police say they shot the animal to prevent anyone else from getting injured.
About 50 people had gathered to watch the incident.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, It will be a busy week ahead in terms of economic reports. And more companies are set to release their earnings.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and a look at Friday's closing numbers in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((WALL STREET STARTS THE NEW TRADING WEEK WITH THE NASDAQ AT A 10 MONTH LOW, THE DOW AT A TWO MONTH LOW...
SOME DISAPPOINTING PROFITS REPORTS AND OUTLOOKS LAST WEEK FROM HEAVYWEIGHTS MICROSOFT, AMAZON.COM AND COCA COLA PUT INVESTORS IN A SELLING MOOD...
AND IN THIS ATMOSPHERE OF RISING INTEREST RATES, INVESTORS ARE WORRIED THAT CORPORATE PROFIT GROWTH WILL SUFFER.
ON FRIDAY, THE DOW SANK 88 POINTS TO ITS FIRST CLOSE BELOW 10-K IN TWO MONTHS. THE NASDAQ LOST 39.97.
EARNINGS REPORTS WILL CONTINUE TO POUR INTO THE MARKET... THIS WEEK, WE'LL GET PROFIT REPORT CARDS FROM MAJOR OIL COMPANIES INCLUDING EXXONMOBIL AND CHEVRON TEXACO.. ALSO DUE TO REPORT, AMERICAN EXPRESS, TIME WARNER AND KELLOGG.
The former head of the New York Stock Exchange's compensation committee wants a federal judge to throw out Eliot Spitzer's case against him. Ken Langone, the founder of Home Depot, says the New York state attorney general has failed to show that Langone benefited in anyway by recommending and approving the pay package of former NYSE chairman Richard Grasso. Langone's spokesman says the case "doesn't make any sense logically and it has no merit legally." Spitzer accused Langone of breach of contract, alleging he withheld information about Grasso's pay to the NYSE's board of directors. Spitzer is also suing Grasso to return more than $100 million of a $187 million pay package to the exchange.
IT'S A JAM-PACKED WEEK ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR: LOOK FOR REPORTS ON EXISTING AND NEW HOME SALES, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, DURABLE GOODS ORDERS AND SECOND QUARTER GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT...
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)

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A Family Support Group is hoping for a renewed effort to support local troops overseas.
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At the end of August, 47 members of the 229th Chemical Company out of Roanoke will join forces with members of the Eleven-73rd Transportation Company out of Rocky Mount. After a month of training, the unit will await orders to serve under Operation Iraqi Freedom. Family support groups not only offer support to men and women deployed - they also help spouses left behind cope with the change.
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((MAJ. GEN. CLAUDE WILLIAMS/VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD: IT'S JUST A CHALLENGE. WHETHER YOU'RE ON ACTIVE DUTY OR THE GUARD, RESERVE OR WHATEVER. WHEN THE SPOUSE IS AWAY ON DUTY THEN THE OTHER SPOUSE HAS TO TAKE CARE OF THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND ALL THE THINGS THAT CROP UP AT HOME.))
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If you have ideas or would like to volunteer with a family support group you can call the Roanoke Armory at 540-857-7391.
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One group is asking for your help to prepare kids who can't afford costly supplies for their first day of school.
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The Clothes for Kids Campaign in partnership with The Salvation Army is helping needy children with back-to-school supplies. The project, located at the Valley View Mall is similar to the Christmas Angel Tree program. Citizens fill out a Clothes for Kids hanger that details sizing information of a child. Items will be distributed to needy families after the gifts are purchased and returned to the drop-off site. The effort wraps up July 31st.
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[Box-Office]


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The new Matt Damon movie reigned supreme at the box office this weekend.

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His return as a forgetful assassin in ''The Bourne Supremacy'', was the top weekend draw and took in about 53 million dollars. That's a personal best for Matt Damon.
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Making about half that was Will Smith's sci-fi flick ''I, Robot,'' which opened in the number-one spot last week. It mae an estimated 22 million dollars.
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[SUPER=77-''The Bourne Supremacy''/53.5/''I, Robot''/22.05/''Catwoman''/17.16/''Spider-Man 2''/15/''A Cinderella Story'

'/8.04/;] Halle Berry's much-publicized turn as ``Catwoman'' opened this weekend at a distant third. "Spider-Man 2" was fourth and A Cinderella Story" was fifth.


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State Police are investigating an accident that killed a Lynchburg man. Officials say 47 year old Kevin Nathaniel Edwards was driving his car Northbound on Route 29 near the Blairs Fire Department yesterday morning. Police say he lost control and hit both guardrails before running into a ditch. Edwards was NOT wearing his seat belt. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Three economic development organizations in the Roanoke Valley have joined some exclusive company.
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Last week, the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership, and the economic development departments of Roanoke City and Roanoke County celebrated their accreditation.
Only 26 organizations in North America share the distinction, and the Roanoke Valley is the only community in which three organizations earned accreditation at the same time.
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((MICHAEL PACE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP: IT'S REALLY A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, SO IT'S WELL DESERVED AND IT'S NICE THAT IT CAME OUT NOT INDIVIDUALLY AS ONE ORGANIZATION OR THE OTHER. NOW THEY'VE ALL BEEN RECOGNIZED AND THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.)) ((JEFFREY FINKLE/INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: IT HELPS YOUR INVESTORS , THE PEOPLE WHO ARE FUNDING YOU, KNOW THAT YOU'RE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME. AND IT TAKES POTENTIAL INVESTORS, PEOPLE WHO MAY BE COMING TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND SAY WE HAVE GOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS.))
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[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Finkle/International Econ. Development Council; :11]
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To earn accreditation, the organizations had to meet certain standards. All three prepared comprehensive applications, and hosted site visits in recent months.
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It's been six months since vandals tore through a Church in Roanoke. Yesterday, the congregation at Mount Moriah Baptist celebrated a milestone and regained its sense of security. Jennifer Wishon explains.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Bowman/Medeco High Security Locks; : 45 (QUICK)]
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((It's been around for more than a hundred years. But when vandals ransacked Mount Moriah Baptist Church in January the small congregation didn't have the money to clean it up. The community stepped in to help and on Sunday their good deeds were put under lock and key.
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((REV. PLEASANT: WHEN I RECEIVED THE FIRST CALL HE TOLD ME WHO HE WAS FROM THE MEDECO LOCK COMPANY AND HE SAID WE'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOME HARDWARE FOR YOUR DOORS. AND I SAID, HAVE YOU SEEN THE DOORS?))
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They obviously had not. Once Salem based Medeco saw the building they decided not only to install new hardware, but also all new metal doors and frames. Sunday the company presented the new keys.
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((DALE BOWMAN: IT WAS GREAT. IT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HELP SOMEONE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY IN A TIME OF NEED.))
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((Reporter: Would you have otherwise been able to afford doors like this? REV. PLEASANT: NO WAY IN THE WORLD. WE CAN'T HARDLY PAY THE LIGHT BILL. WE'RE JUST A POOR CONGREGATION AND THE FUEL AND LIGHT BILL AND TIME WE PAY THAT GIVE ME A LITTLE DONATIONS IT'S EXHAUSTING. THE FUNDS ARE EXHAUSED.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AFTER THE CONGREGATION GAVE THANKS FOR IT'S NEW FOUND SECURITY FRIENDS, OLD AND NEW, CAME HOME TO CELEBRATE 146 YEARS AT MOUNT MORIAH.))
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As visitor Bill Matthews played his saxophone homecoming attendees marveled at all that's been accomplished since the vandalism - some for the first time.
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((EVELYN CLEMENTS: THE CHANDALIERS REALLY CAUGHT MY EYE AND JUST THE ENTIRE EDIFICE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. IT'S NICE.))
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Now as Mount Moriah
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((QUICK NATS OF DOOR CLOSING.)) closes the door on 146 years, Reverend Pleasant believes it's on the brink of something special. Something he hopes will carry the church back into its glory days. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))