[7-Roanoke-Shooting]

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One person is dead and two others were taken to the hopital following a shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

Authorities say officers first responded to a disorder call at Blueberry Hill on Williamson Road around 2:05 this morning.
The crowd dispersed and moved to the Stop In on Hershberger Road.
Police say 22 year old Maurice Jerome Nance of Roanoke fired multiple times striking three men. All three were taken to the hospital, where 24 year old Joey Lee Joyce of Roanoke died.
The other two are in stable condition. Nance was taken to the Roanoke city jail. He faces several charges including murder.
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[D'ville-Robberies]


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Police in Danville responded to two separate robbery reports last night.
At a quarter till seven, an employee of the Smoke Pit on Watson Street reported that a man entered the restaurant, pulled a pistol, demanded money, and ran away on foot. In a separate incident, shortly after 9:30, an employee of Big Al's Citgo on Riverside Drive reported that two men came in, pulled a gun, and took an undisclosed amount of money. They both left on foot. Police say K-9 units were dispatched in both cases.
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[TAKE DANVILLE CRIMESTOPPERS FS e-530] Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000. Callers do not have to leave their names, and the information may lead to a reward.

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Police in Danville also arrested two men in connection with another robbery yesterday. An employee of Pizza Hut on Piney Forest Road delivered a pizza to the 800 block of Glendale Avenue around 6:45. Upon arrival, the employes says he saw a man standing outside near the front of the house.
When he approached the man to complete the delivery, another man came from beside the house wearing a mask and carrying a machete. The employee gave the men an undisclosed amount of money and the pizza.
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[TAKE FS MUGSHOTS PICS e596 and e597] Police responded to an address where they'd had encounters with men matching the description. They arrested 18 year old Christopher William Earles of Danvlle, and 20 year old David Paul Barnett of Birch River, West Virginia after finding evidence inside, and in the woods nearby.
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[Democratic-Convention]


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The Democratic ticket is set, and the campaign trail is calling.
John Kerry and John Edwards are preparing for two weeks on the road, after they used the convention stage to make their case to voters why they should be the next leaders of the country.
Brian Andrews reports from Boston.
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[SUPER=01-John Kerry/Democratic Presidential Nominee; :41]
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((
FIREWORKS EXPLODED IN THE SKY OVER BOSTON.. BALLOONS, CONFETTI AND CHEERS FILLED THE CONVENTION HALL NOW AFTER A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION JOHN KERRY AND JOHN EDWARDS PLUNGE INTO WHAT PROMISES TO BE A TOUGH BATTLE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

(NAT- )

HUGS FROM THE MEN HE SERVED WITH ON A NAVY SWIFT BOAT USHERED THE VIETNAM VETERAN TO THE PODIUM WHERE HE ACCEPTED THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.

(John Kerry, Democratic Presidential Nominee)
KERRY SOT: 22:10:42 I am John Kerry and I am reporting for duty


REACHING BEYOND THE UNIFIED CONVENTION HALL TO A PRIME TIME TELEVISION AUDIENCE.. THE FOUR TERM MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR SOUGHT TO DEFINE HIMSELF AS A SOLDIER, FATHER AND A MAN OF VALUES.

KERRY SOT: 22:18:05 as president I will restore trust and credibility to

the white house
KERRY BLUNTLY CHALLENGED THE CURRENT COMMANDER IN CHIEF ON HIS POLICY IN IRAQ.

KERRY SOT: 22:27:49 Saying there are weapons of mass destruction in iraq

doesnt make it so. Saying we can fight a war on the cheap doesnt make it so, and proclaiming mission accomplished certainly doesnt make it so.
WHILE PROMISING HE WOULD NEVER MISLEAD THE COUNTRY INTO WAR.. KERRY PLEDGED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO MAKE COUNTRY SAFER FROM TERRORISM.. AND PROMISED ANY ATTACK WOULD BE MET WITH A STRONG RESPONSE.

KERRY SOT: let there be no mistake I will never hesitate to use force

when it is required
KERRY ALSO VOWED TO CREATE JOBS AND FIGHT TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE.. AS HE TRIED TO CONVINCE UNDECIDED VOTERS THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET EMBODIED THE VALUES TO LEAD AND LIFT UP THE COUNTRY.

KERRY SOT: American can do better. Help is on the way.


STAND-UP CLOSE: AFTER A KICKOFF RALLY HERE IN BOSTON, THE KERRY EDWARDS TICKET HEADS OFF ON A 35-00 MILE, COAST TO COAST TOUR OF 21 STATES... CALLED THEIR BELIEVE IN AMERICA TOUR... FIRST STOP, SCRANTON AND HARRISBURG, PA. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, BOSTON.
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[11Warner-convention]


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Governor Mark Warner took center stage earlier in the evening.
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The theme for the Governor's speech was evident from the start.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT A LOT OF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING ME ALL THIS WEEK. YES JOHN KERRY CAN WIN IN VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=John Kerry can win in Virginia.]
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Warner said he proved the pundits wrong in 2001 by being elected the governor of traditionally Republican state, and John Kerry will do the same.
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[Neverland-Ranch]


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An accident at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sent one man to the hospital.
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Authorities say a man riding an All- Terrain Vehicle suffered serious injuries yesterday when the A-T-V crashed.


The victim was airlifted to a local hospital.
Officials say he may have suffered a back injury.
It's NOT known if the injured man was an employee at Jackson's ranch.
Jackson's reps had no comment on the accident.
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[TX-Flooding]


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With parts of northern Texas a flood-ravaged mess, residents are beginning a major clean-up job.
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A foot of rain caused flash floods that damaged around 200 homes in the Dallas suburbs, and washed out roads.
At least two people died in the storms, and crews are still searching swollen creeks.
Police have received more than 80 calls for high water rescues.
At one point, 45- thousands customers were without power.
The National Weather Service says even a few scattered showers could make the flooding situation worse.
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(toss to weather)[Marketwatch]



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In business news, Stocks posted gains yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((THE STOCK MARKET WILL TRY TO BUILD ON THURSDAY'S GAINS AS INVESTORS KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON MORE PROFIT REPORTS AND OIL PRICES


THE DOW ROSE 12 POINTS IN THE LAST SESSION


THE NASDAQ CLIMBED NEARLY 23


ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST..
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK WILL SLASH 850 JOBS, CLOSE 53 BRANCHES AND STOP MAKING LOANS TO HOMEBUILDERS. THE LAYOFFS BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF JOBS CUTS AT WASHINGTON MUTUAL TO 33-HUNDRED 50. WASHINGTON MUTUAL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED IN: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.


PARMALAT - THE COLLAPSED ITALIAN DIARY GIANT IS SUING CITIGROUP. PARMALAT ALLEGEST THAT THE WORLDS BIGGEST BANK WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMPANY'S DEMISE THAT LED TO 10 BILLION DOLLARS IN COMPANY LOSSES AND ITALY'S BIGGEST BANKRUPTCY.


IT ONCE HAD THE HIGHEST CREDIT RATING, NOW AT&T'S DEBT WAS CUT TO JUNK STATUS BY MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE. MOODY'S CITED RELENTLESS COMPETITION THAT WILL CAUSE A LONGER, LARGER DECLINE IN REVENUE AND PROFITS AT ATT THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.


THE DRUGMAKER MERCK IS A STOCK TO WATCH. THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED A NEW DRUG FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE... THE PILL,CALLED CAMPRAL AIMS KEEP ALCHOLICS FROM DRINKGING AFTER THEY HAVE
QUIT. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAID IT WAS NOT CLEAR HOW THE DRUG WORKED, BUT STUDIES SHOWED MORE PATIENTS WHO TOOK THE DRUG STAYED AWAY FROM DRINKING CMPARED TO THOSE WHO TOOK A PLACEBO.


stay on top of your stocks and all the biz news at cbs.mw.com in ny I'm Alexis Christoforous.))



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[11Shooting-Arrest]


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A shooting suspect was arrested in Roanoke after a short standoff.

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Police say 18 year old Charles Lee Thompson refused to come out of a Ferncliff Avenue apartment, and was holding a 19 year old woman and her child hostage. He was taken into custody around four o'clock yesterday morning.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]

He now faces abduction, malicious wounding, and firearms charges. Court records indicate that police had been looking for Thompson since Tuesday after 37- year old Millard Mahala identified him as one of the young men who shot him. Police say charges are pending against another suspect.
[SUPER=04-Wednesday;]

Investigators searched for Thompson at his home on Willow Road for more than two hours Wednesday. A SWAT team entered the house but could not find him. Police say Thompson had constructed a hiding nest in the attic complete with false doors and winding passages, and he may have been in the house all along.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS -- E517] Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Roanoke City Police department, or the Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[11Monty-Assitance]


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A Montgomery County agency that helps the less fortunate got some bad news this month.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, or MCEAP (ma-KEEP) as it's called, helps low income families with clothes, food and even bill payments. The organization recently found out the building that houses its clothing bank is going on the auction block. MCEAP (ma-KEEP) may need to move the facility for the second time in two years.
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((JULIE FLEET: THIS IS LIKE A FLOATATION DEVICE OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE STUFF WHEN THEY NEED IT. CLOTHES, HOUSEHOLD, IT'S NOT JUST WHAT THEY DO IN HERE, IT'S WHAT THEY DO WITH THE MONEY THEY GET FROM SELLING THE STUFF IN HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Fleet/Former MCEAP Client; ]
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[OUT Q=the stuff in here.]
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If you'd like to help MCEAP (ma-keep) or need some assistance yourself, call 540-381-1561.
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[11Tech-Royalties]


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Virignia Tech is cashing in on the popularity of its sports teams.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

Sales of the University's merchandise are at an all time high. Licensing royalties have surpassed a million dollars for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Tech collects about 8-percent on anything that bears the school's name or logo. The money helps hold down tuition costs and other fees for students. Earlier this month, the school officially joined the A-C-C. Sales from those NEW products are expected to boost royalties even higher next year.
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[COMM][Biz-Brief]


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In business news, Stocks reached higher ground on Wall Street. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS POSTED SOLID GAINS ...AS OIL PRICES COOLED OFF A BIT FROM RECORD HIGHS REACHED YESTERDAY.
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ROSE 13 POINTS.
THE NASDAQ WAS UP 23.
-VO-
THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS CONDUCTING AN INFORMAL INQUIRY INTO KRISPY KREME'S ACCOUNTING PRACTICES
IN MAY, THE DOUGHNUT-MAKER SAID LOW-CARB DIETS WERE EATING INTO ITS PROFITS.
THAT ANNOUNCEMENT DROVE ITS STOCK PRICE LOWER, WHICH LED TO SEVERAL SHAREHOLDER LAWSUITS.
KRISPY KREME SHARES TUMBLED NEARLY 15 PERCENT ON THE NEWS.
-VO-
THE I-R-S SAYS AMERICANS' OVERALL INCOME FELL IN 2001 AND 2002.
IT'S THE FIRST BACK-TO-BACK DROP IN OVERALL INCOME SINCE WORLD WAR TWO.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BLAMES THE DECLINE ON THE FALL IN THE STOCK MARKET AND LOSS OF JOBS AND WAGES WHEN THE RECESSION STARTED IN 2001.
-VO-
AND ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH, INCOMES COULD HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON YOUR HAPPINESS.
RESEARCHERS AT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO EARN MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR REPORTED FEWER "SAD" OR "DEPRESSED" DAYS LAST YEAR THAN THOSE WHO MADE LESS.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))


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[2VOBTroops-Donations]


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While their son is fighting overseas, a Botetourt County couple is working on an operation of their own.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Allen and Susan Beckner have started Operation Military Parents. The goal is to make sure U-S troops feel appreciated and parents don't have to miss their sons and daughters alone. The Army has provided the couple with a list of soldiers with special needs and the Beckners are working tirelessly to make sure those needs are met.
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((SUSAN BECKNER: YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT TO KEEP THEIR MORALE UP BECAUSE IF NOT THEY GET DEPRESSED AND THINK, WELL, THE USA HAS FORGOTTEN US, BUT WE'RE NOT. US PARENTS ARE GOING TO STAND BEHIND OUR SOLDIERS. WE'VE GOT TO.))
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[VO-NAT]

The couple's son, Private Dewayne Beckner joined the Army more than a year ago and is now serving in Iraq as a mechanic.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE INFO BOARD FULL] Donations for Operation Military Parents can be made at any Bank of America branch. To make an item donation you can call Susan Beckner at 540-992-4194
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(weekend preview toss) [11Iraq-Homecoming]



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It was a long journey home for two area soldiers today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Specialist Joseph Benson returned home after serving three months in Afghanistan. The Craig County native will spend the next two weeks with his wife and family before heading back overseas. His mother, Sharon says she's had many ups and downs since he left, but has never been at a loss for support.
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((SHARON BENSON: PEOPLE AT WORK ARE GREAT. EVERYBODY WHERE I WORK JUST CHIPPED IN AND SENT FOOD AND BEANIE WEENIES AND GUM AND BABY WIPES AND Q-TIPS. EVERYTHING HE'S ASKED FOR.))
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[VO-NAT]

Warm smiles from family also greeted Lieutenant Colonel William Howard who spent fifteen months in Iraq. The 1983 Cave Spring Graduate was met by his wife in Germany for the final leg of the trip. While in Iraq he was a UH-60 helicopter pilot. In April he was on his way home, but only made it to Kuwait before he was sent back.
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[IN Q=After fifteen months] ((19:29:38))

((LT. COL. WILLIAM HOWARD; AFTER FIFTEEN MONTHS IN THE DESERT IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE WITH THE KIDS, THE FAMILY, THE GREEN GRASS, THE TREES, IT'S AMAZING.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. William Howard]
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[OUT Q=trees, it's amazing.]
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[VO-NAT]

Howard and his family will be moving to California where he will be a professor at California State University for his remaining three years of service.
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