[VOBDangerous-Intersection]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC17:51]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


A new traffic light near Smith Mountain Lake could make your next trip a little safer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The light is located at the intersection of Routes 122 and 24.
It's been a problem area because some motorists have failed to stop while traveling east on 24 from Vinton.
As a result, there have been four deadly accidents at this intersection in the last several years including the one that took the life of John William Toms.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 48:21]
[IN Q=Lost my son]

((LIONEL TOMS/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: LOST MY SON OUT THERE SEPTEMBER THE 10TH 2002 SO I DECIDED WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, COULDN'T SIT BACK. I WANTED TO GO ON AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND TRY TO GET IT CORRECTED FOR EVERYBODY CONCERNED.))
[SUPER=01-Lionel Toms/Bedford Co. Resident: ;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=everybody concerned]
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[VO-NAT]


So Toms petitioned V-Dot for a light and Monday afternoon he was on hand as workers flipped the switched.
The state has put up signs warning motorists of the change, and after the first of the year, crews will be back to begin realigning the intersection.
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[AM-Nudist-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net K]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#2]

A state law involving nudist camps and teenagers faces a court challenge today. At issue is the law passed this year requiring a parent or guardian must be present at such camps anytime a minor is there.
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[VO-NAT from 03:25 43:35]
[SUPER=03-Southampton Co./June 2003;]

It means that Camp Whitetail in Southampton County can no longer conduct a nudist summer program just for teens, so today, the camp will challenge that law in a Richmond federal courtroom. Supporters of the law say it will protect campers from pedophiles, but the camp's owner says that concern is unfounded. We'll report on the court arguments tonight on News 7.
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[11M'Ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC45:21]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=3]

A man already being held for a shooting in Martinsville now faces a murder charge.
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday, police charged Aaron Jerome Cooper, of Reidsville, North Carolina, with first degree murder and firearms violations in Saturday's shooting of 21 year old Sidney Deon Thomas.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Saturday;]

Cooper has been held in the Martinsville City Jail without bond since his arrest Saturday. He was initially charged with D-U-I, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after striking a vehicle near the scene of the shooting on Pinehall Road. Police say further charges are pending.
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[6-Franklin-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC1:10:45]
[GRAPHIC=Muhammed]
[ENG#=4]


The search continues for a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities are looking for 39-year old Hasan Ali Muhammed. They say he was one of three people involved in an argument in the 5300 block of Pleasent Hill Road Sunday afternoon that erupted into gunfire.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;]

At least two people fired at least two firearms. Muhammed's niece, Virginia Langhorne, was shot in the leg. Muhammed left the scene. A deputy later spotted Muhammed's truck, but when he tried to stop the vehicle, Muhammed fled on foot. Authorities say he's most likely still armed but that they don't think he's out to hurt anyone.
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[Iraq]


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


The militant insurgency continues in Iraq, despite efforts from U-S and Iraqi forces.
Susan Roberts has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=03-Najaf, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News;]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]

((A NEW NIGHTIME CURFEW.. DIDNT STOP THE FIGHTING.. THAT LANDED THESE MEN IN A SADR CITY HOSPITAL. AND WHEN DAY BROKE IN SHIITE NEIGHBORHOOD OF BAGHDAD.. MILITIAMEN LOYAL TO THE RADICAL CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR.. TOOK FIRING POSITIONS ON THE STREETS.

(NAT- najaf)

EXPLOSIONS AND GUNFIRE ALSO ROCKED NAJAF TODAY- WHERE AL-SADRS FIGHTERS HAVE DUG IN. U-S FORCES ARE TRYING TO DRIVE HIS MILITIA OUT OF A VAST CEMETERY NEAR THE CITYS HOLIEST SHRINE. THE U-S MILITARY ESTIMATES AT LEAST 360 INSURGENTS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE SHIITE UPRISING BEGAN THURSDAY.
IN DIRECT DEFIANCE OF IRAQS INTERIM PRIME MINISTER.. THE RADICAL CLERIC HAS VOWED TO FIGHT UNTIL THE LAST DROP OF BLOOD HAS BEEN SPILLED. MILITANTS WHO SAY THEY CAME FROM EUROPE TO JOIN AL-SADRS RANKS, SHARE THEIR LEADERS SENTIMENT.

(Unidentified Militiaman)
Militiaman SOT: We are going to give our lives, all the way


IRAQI POLICE ARE WORKING TO ROUND UP THE FIGHTERS IN NAJAF. THEY HAVE ARRESTED ABOUT 300 MEN AND CONFISCATED DOZENS OF WEAPONS.
BUT BATTLES WITH THE MILITANTS CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY

(NAT-basra)

INTENSIFYING CLASHES IN BASRA.. ARE STARTING TO AFFECT IRAQS ECONOMIC LIFELINE. OFFICIALS SAID MONDAY THEY HALTED OIL OUTPUT BECAUSE OF THREATS FROM AL-SADR MILITIAMEN. TODAY ANOTHER OIL OFFICIAL BLAMES SABOTAGE FOR AN EXPORT SLOWDOWN.
STAND_UP CLOSE: IRAQS SOUTH OIL COMPANY ASKED ITS BASRA HEADQUARTERS EMPLOYEES NOT TO COME TO WORK TODAY BECAUSE OF THE FIGHTING BUT OFFICIALS SAID THEY HAVE ENOUGH STAFF AT STATIONS AND OIL PLATFORMS TO KEEP EXPORTS FLOWING. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))



[Vegas-911]


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


Video surveillance tapes of casinos taken after 9-11 point to a terror threat in Las Vegas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


However, no alert was issued for the city.
The justice department uncovered the tapes in Detroit and Spain.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Las Vegas says the government never told HIM there was a credible terrorist threat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That's a bunch of hooey.]

((OSCAR GOODMAN/LAS VEGAS MAYOR:THAT'S A BUNCH OF HOOEY. IT'S A BUNCH OF NONSENSE. I WAS NEVER ASKED BY ANYBODY WITH THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES TO LOOK AT ANY TAPES. A MATTER OF FACT, I NEVER EVEN SAW THE TAPE ON TV THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT. I NEVER HEARD THE TAPE BEING DISCUSSED BY ANYBODY. ))
[SUPER=01-Oscar Goodman/Las Vegas Mayor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=discussed by anybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


Internal memos and E-mails reportedly show officials discussed whether a public terror warning might hurt the Las Vegas tourism industry.
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[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


John Kerry arrived in Las Vegas early this morning where he'll spend the day campaigning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grand Canyon, AZ;]


On the trail yesterday, the Democratic Presidential nominee called for more stem cell research.
Kerry also criticized President Bush for short- changing national parks.
The Bush administration says it's funding parks at record levels.
Meanwhile, First Lady Laura Bush defended her husband's decision to limit federal spending for stem cell research.
Today the President heads to Florida to campaign with Arizona Senator John McCain.
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[11Salem-Deer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC27:39]
[GRAPHIC=Deer Management]
[ENG#=4]


Salem is the latest area community to take aim at deer.
Yesterday, city manager Forest Jones announced a deer reduction program.
Animal Control officers will shoot deer on city owned property, mainly in Mowles Spring Park.
The meat will be donated to Hunters for the Hungry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Several other cities in Central and Western Virginia already have deer management programs underway.
Officials say such programs are necessary because of rising numbers of accidents involving deer and damage to gardens.
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[11Henry-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC1:12:20]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, the economic future for Henry County is beginning to look a little brighter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Yesterday, Governor Warner announced that StarTek, Incorporated will open a new technical support and customer care center in Collinsville, creating 500-new jobs over the next two and a half years. Warner hopes the project is the start of a new trend to attract smaller businesses to the area.
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[SOT 7:42]
[IN Q=we're going to need]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WE'RE GOING TO NEED A MIX. I HOPE IN THE FUTURE WE WON'T HAVE ANY COMMUNITY SOLELY DEPENDENT ON A SINGLE INDUSTRY OR A SINGLE COMPANY FOR THEIR JOB SOURCE.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=for their job source]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

StarTek is not new to Virginia. In March, the Colorado-based company opened a call center in Lynchburg, creating more than 500-jobs there. Anyone interested in the new jobs can contact the Virginia Employment Commission.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates today.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm JL.]

((Wall Street is in a cautious mood as it waits for the latest interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve. On Monday, stocks failed to make up for any of their hefty losses from last week, with investors still keeping an eye on crude oil prices.
the Dow ended near flat. while the Nasdaq fell 2 points.
Crude oil set a new closing high -- finishing just a few pennies shy of $45 a barrel. Following production problems in Russia last week, an export halt in Iraq TODAY, raised more questions about worldwide supplies.
The nation's central bank is expected to raise interest rates a quarter-point when it meets tomorrow. But the wake of last week's disappointing jobs data, some economists believe the Fed may skip a rate hike at its September meeting,
Turbulent times for Delta Airlines. The carrier warned it will file for bankruptcy, if it can't drastically slash its costs soon. The nation's third-largest airline also said its cash reserves are dwindling faster than anticipated, due to weaker margins and soaring fuel costs.
It wasn't all bad news on Monday. FedEx (FDX) picked up a company called Parcel Direct for $120 million in cash. FedEx expects plans to make Parcel Direct, a unit of its FedEx Ground division, with a focus on customers in the e-tail and catalog industries.
Stay up to date on all the latest market action. Log on go CBS.MW.com In NY, I'm JL.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[TX-Crashes]


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


Sixteen people are dead after two separate highway crashes in Texas.
Nine undocumented immigrants from Honduras died their car plunged into an irrigation canal near the Mexican border.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bullard, TX;]


Earlier, seven people were killed when two vans collided head- on about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.
A third vehicle was also involved.
The fire chief says the crash is the worst he's seen.
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[11White-Hardwick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:04:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A controversial Roanoke landlord and the woman he accuses of harassing him brought competing complaints to General District Court yesterday.
Both left the courtroom with convictions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Bill White is the landlord who operates the extreme website Overthrow- dot- com.
Erica Hardwick Hoesch (HOEshhh) is a former neo-nazi who passed out fliers with White's picture and the headline, "Meet Your Local Racist."
At issue was an incident July 6th, when White confronted Hardwick-Hoesch (HOE-sh) as she passed out fliers on Chapman Avenue.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When I reach the top of the stairs]

((BILL WHITE: WHEN I REACH THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, MISS HARDWICK SAYS "HI BILL," AND THEN SHE TAKES A SWING AT ME WITH HER RIGHT FIST AND A SWING AT ME WITH HER LEFT FIST.)) ((ERICA HARDWICK-HOESCH: HE WAS COMING UP THOSE STEPS SCREAMING ERICA WHAT ARE YOU DOING. ERICA WHERE ARE YOU GOING, OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT. WHEN HE GOT TO THE TOP OF THE STEPS HE GRABBED A FLIER OUT OF MY HAND, TOOK ONE LOOK AT IT AND PUNCHED ME IN THE HEAD.))
[SUPER=07-Bill White; :00]
[SUPER=07-Erica Hardwick-Hoesch; :09]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=punched me in the head]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Jackie Talevi (tuh-LEV-ee) convicted White of Assault and Battery. She also fined him for contempt of court after he used profanity in the courtroom.
Talevi (tuh-LEV-ee) found Hardwick-Hoesch guilty of trespassing on one of White's properties the day after their confrontation.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


White is appealing his conviction to circuit court, and Hardwick-Hoesch says she is considering an appeal as well.

[6-Pearisburg-Sex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC51:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Two of the three people accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls in Pearisburg have appeared in court.
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[VO-NAT]

24 year old Melissa Lynn Blankenship, her boyfriend-- 20 year old Ryan Jackson Craft and 22 year old Ryan Clay Gilmer face numerous charges including abduction and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Last Week;]

Police say Blankenship-- who was a family friend-- picked the 14 year old girls up to go four-wheeling. Instead, they ended up at Blankenship's apartment on Wenonah Avenue where police say the girls were drugged with cough syrup and sexually assaulted. Bond was set at 35-thousand dollars for Blankenship. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December.
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[11Crigger]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:08:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


A Wythe County family charged with animal cruelty will stay out of jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./July;]

79-year old Elmer Crigger and his three sons Daniel, Donald and Timothy will NOT go to jail on charges they abused animals. Prosecutors decided NOT to pursue the charges as long as the Criggers gave up the animals. They also have to pay for the dogs care and are NEVER allowed to own another pet. Elmer, Daniel and Donald Crigger are still charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult. Police say their mother was found dead with her arm partially eaten by the dogs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 2:16:00]
[IN Q=On that ]

((DAVID SALIBA: ON THAT CHARGE WE'RE WAITING ON EVIDENCE TO COME BACK FROM THE MEDICAL EXAMINER BEFORE THE COMMONWEALTH REALLY KNOWS WHAT DIRECTION THEY WANT TO TAKE ON THOSE.))
[SUPER=01-David Saliba/Elmer Crigger's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to take on those.]
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[VO-NAT]

A hearing is scheduled for September. The dogs are now up for adoption. Those not adopted will be euthanized on Friday.
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[11Gladys-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC 2:06:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=1]


A candle left burning in a bedroom apparently started a fire that heavily damaged a home in Campbell County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


A deputy on routine patrol spotted smoke and fire coming from this home on Gladys Road around 10:45 yesterday.
Two women who were inside when the fire broke out managed to escape safely.. both were treated for smoke inhalation and one had minor burns to her hands.
It took firefighters about twenty minutes to bring the blaze under control.
The rest of the home suffered smoke and water damage.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][6-B'burg-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:55:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Blacksburg Police are investigating a "person of interest" in connection with several sexual assaults.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July;]

Police say a man entered unlocked apartments last month in the northeast section of town and fondled women in their sleep. It happened four times at Terrace View and Oak Bridge apartments off Progress Street.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Police are investigating 23 year old Timothy Andrew Darnall of Blacksburg. Darnall was arrested for an unrelated breaking and entering case and was released on bond. Arrest papers list him as a "person of interest" in several unsolved peeping tom, breaking and entering and fondling cases.

[Biz-Brief]


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


In other business news, The Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet today in Washington.
It's expected to hike interest rates by one-quarter of one percent. In other news, Delta Airlines considers filing for bankruptcy. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]



((U.S. STOCK MARKETS ENDED THE SESSION LITTLE CHANGED MONDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS CLOSED NEARLY UNCHANGED...
WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST TWO.


DELTA WARNS IN A SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FILING IT WILL HAVE TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION IF IT'S UNABLE TO REDUCE COSTS SOON.
IT ALSO SAYS LOWER YIELDS AND HIGHER FUEL PRICES HAVE FORCED IT TO TURN TO CASH RESERVES TO MEET CERTAIN FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS.
THE COMPANY HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET ITS PILOTS TO AGREE TO PAY CONCESSIONS ESTIMATED AT A BILLION DOLLARS TO HELP AVERT A BANKRUPTCY FILING.


GOOGLE WILL SURRENDER MORE THAN 300-MILLION DOLLARS OF ITS STOCK TO YAHOO.
THE MOVE SETTLES A LEGAL THREAT HANGING OVER GOOGLE'S UPCOMING INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING.
IN EXCHANGE FOR THE SHARES, YAHOO WILL DROP A PATENT LAWSUIT INVOLVING ONLINE AD TECHNOLOGY.


AND THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS INVENTORIES AT U-S WHOLESALERS ROSE A MORE-THAN-EXPECTED ONE-POINT-ONE PERCENT IN JUNE AS SALES STALLED.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M JOHN LISK.))



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


[11L'Burg-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An altercation in Lynchburg has now left one man dead, and has another questioning his fate. 18-year old Quincy Rashad Gray was originally charged with aggravated malicious wounding after sending a man to the hospital with head injuries on August 1. 23- year old Michael Steven Rose of Gladstone died 6 days later. Police are awaiting autopsy results and consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office about upgrading the charge against Gray.

[11Tobacco-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC1:46:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


The tradition of the tobacco auction continues in Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Growers brought their crop to Motley's Warehouse in Danville yesterday for the start of the auction season.
After two years of weather that was too dry or too wet, farmers say Mother Nature has been good to them this summer.
Some things have changed however.. the familiar auctioneer's chant has been replaced with hand-held computerized devices that chart the price.
And many farmers are avoiding the auction altogether, opting instead to contract their crop directly with the cigarette companies.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[WINNER][BUMP]