[11Tornado-Cleanup]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC00:11]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]
[ENG#=1]


The cleanup from last week's tornado continues in Danville. The city manager gave a progress report at last night's city council meeting.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

The city is still assessing the damage from Thursday's storm, but believes it will top one million dollars. Leaders say they should have a definite total by the end of the week. They will then request federal assistance in paying for the clean-up.
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[SOT 37:38 ]
[IN Q=Obviously, that's one]

((TODD YEATS/DANVILLE SPOKESMAN: OBVIOUSLY THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW IS HOPEFULLY TO RECEIVE SOME FEDERAL CLEAN UPS MONEY AND IF NOT ADJUST ACCORDINGLY SO THAT WE CAN COVER THE CLEANUP.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Yeatts/Danville Spokesman;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=cover the cleanup]
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[VO-NAT]


Yeatts says it could be several weeks before the city hears back from the federal government. Meantime, city crews are still working 12-hours a day picking up debris. At one time 10-thousand customers were without power. That number's now fewer than 10.
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[Charley-Folo]


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


There's still a long road ahead for victims of Hurricane Charley in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port Charlotte, FL;]


Power is back on for thousands, but nearly half a million others are still without electricity.
With so many homes destroyed in the Port Charlotte area, it could take months before insurance claims are finalized and homes re- built.
Emergency officials say more federal money is on the way for hurricane victims.
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[11Pit-Crew]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC00:10]
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[ENG#=3]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


More help is on its way for Hurricane victims, thanks to a local charity.
God's Pit Crew in Danville has already sent supplies and plans on sending more later this week.
The group is collecting items every day this week at the K-Mart on Riverside Drive from four until eight PM.
Right now, God's Pit Crew is asking for bottled water and toiletries.
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[Iraq]


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


Iraqi delegates are going to try again--
They want to discuss a peace proposal with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Najaf, Iraq;]


The delegates are hoping to end nearly two weeks of fighting in Najaf.
Yesterday they waited for three hours for al-Sadr, who didn't show up.
His aides blaimed U-S military activity in the area, but American officials say that's not true.
They say they're willing to hold their fire while the two sides meet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Your first choice]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/U. S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "YOUR FIRST CHOICE IS ALWAYS A PEACEFUL SOLUTION, DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION. THE QUESTION IS IF YOU CAN'T GET IT, WHAT TO YOU DO. CAN YOU HAVE THIS FELLA GOING AROUND KILLING INNOCENT IRAQIS AND TAKING OVER A CITY. I THINK THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT WILL DECIDE NOT.))
[SUPER=10-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense/PBS - "Newshour with Jim Lehrer";]
[RUNS=:14] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=government will decide not.]
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[VO-NAT]


For months, al-Sadr has occupied a sacred mosque.
Rumsfeld says if military force is needed to recover the mosque, it'll likely be Iraqi forces who do it.
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[11Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:41:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A Halifax County man will likely be executed tonight.
James Bryant Hudson killed three of his neighbors over a driveway dispute.
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[VO-NAT]


Hudson pled guilty last year to the murders of Walter Stanley Cole and Thomas Wesley Cole.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July 2002]


The victims were brothers.
Hudson also killed Tom Cole's wife, Patsy.
The slayings took place in July, 2002.
According to the Attorney General's office, Hudson is not contesting his death sentence.
And he has instructed his attorney not to file any appeals.
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[2-11LU-Law]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC34:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]



The Reverend Jerry Falwell's dream of starting his own law school has now become a reality. Classes begin next week.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Green/Liberty University Law School Dean; :21]
[SUPER=01-Gil Leon/New Law Student; :35]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :45]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :56]
[SUPER=01-Brian Frasier/New Law Student; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( [natsot 16:33:40]

((WE'RE STARTING WITH ORIENTATION TOMORROW..))
[RUNS= 02]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell's 33-year-old Christian university is now the proud parent of a newborn law school.
The outspoken preacher who's enjoyed his own share of legal wranglings over the years now wants Liberty to start producing attorneys who are morally and ethically grounded by their faith and will practice law accordingly.
[SOT 16:22:18]

((BRUCE GREEN/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL DEAN: WE THINK THAT WE'LL PRODUCE A LAWYER WHO'S VERY CONFIDENT, IS ASSURED THAT WHEN HE OR SHE GIVES COUNSEL OR DIRECTION OR STEPS INTO THE COURTROOM THAT THEY DO SO WITH A FOUNDATION THAT THEY CAN RELY UPON.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=can rely upon.]
[SOT 16:24:19]

((GIL LEON/NEW LAW STUDENT: OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES AND MOST EVERYTHING IN OUR GOVERNMENT HAS A CHRISTIAN ROOT, AND IT SEEMS TO ME AS TIME GOES ON WE'RE GETTING AWAY FROM THAT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=away from that.]

[Standup 16:38:05] ((Classes will start here next week but it will be another two years before Liberty's law school can apply for accreditation. Dr. Falwell says he doesn't expect the American Bar Association to play politics with that process.))
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[OUT Q=that process.]
[SOT 16:30:06]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: THE A-B-A, WHILE ADMITTEDLY LIBERAL PHILOSOPHICALLY, WOULD NOT WANT TO APPEAR BIGOTED OR UNFAIR. I REALLY EXPECT FAIR TREATMENT. IF WE DON'T, THAT'S WHAT THE COURTHOUSE IS FOR.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=courthouse is for.]
[SOT 16:16:50]

((BRIAN FRASIER/NEW LAW STUDENT: IF THEY DON'T GET ACCREDITATION BY THE TIME WE GRADUATE, OUR DEGREES DON'T MEAN ANYTHING, SO THEY'RE TAKING A CHANCE ON US THAT WE'RE GOOD STUDENTS AND WE'RE TAKING A CHANCE ON THEM THAT EVERYTHING WILL LINE UP BY THE TIME WE GRADUATE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=time we graduate.]


The law school and its first 61 students will occupy about 120-thousand square feet in the old Ericsson building Falwell acquired last year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Google could be in the spotlight today.
And, Staples reported a profit in the second quarter.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm JL.]

((Will investors be frugal, over Google? Wall Street may get word on whether the Google IPO gets the green light.
On Tuesday stocks managed to lock in some gains,even as crude oil closed above 46-dollars a barrel. The Dow added a modest 18-points. The Nasdaq climbed 12, a gain of close to 1-percent.
Staples (SPLS) finished higher, after its second-quarter earnings rose more than 30-percent. The office-products retailer raised its profit growth target for the year. Staples ALSO announced plans to enter China's office-products market, which the retailer estimates at $25 billion.
And we'll see if Pier 1 (PIR) adds to its gains. The stock climbed nearly 9-percent Tuesday, after SEC filings indicated that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, bought 8 million shares of Pier, worth over $142 million.
Track all the latest Google IPO news at our website, CBS.MW.com In NY, I'm JL.))

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[11Muhammed]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC07:25]
[GRAPHIC=Hasan Muhammed]
[ENG#=1]


The search for a fugitive from Franklin County has ended in El Paso, Texas.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities have been looking for 39- year- old Hasan Ali Muhammed since August eighth.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


He was wanted in connection with a shooting that sent his niece to the hospital.
An extensive search in the Hardy area failed to bring him in, and yesterday Franklin County authorities confirmed he had been picked up by U.S. Customs officials in El Paso.
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[11Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC07:08]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday;]


Investigators are also releasing more information about the fatal explosion Sunday night at a Franklin County campground.
Shanda Hanger was killed and her ex-husband was injured when her Ford Explorer burst into flames.
Investigators say the interior of the vehicle was saturated with flammable liquid, and they now believe she was responsible for the explosion that took her life.
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[11John-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:17:37]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


Vice presidential candidate John Edwards will make a campaign stop in the Star City Saturday, though where and when have not been announced.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 5]


Organizers say Edwards will talk about strengthening the rural economy.
The Kerry-Edwards campaign says Virginia WILL be a swing state come November, even though the state has NOT backed a Democrat for president since 1964.
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[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]
On the campaign trail today, President Bush will make stops in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hedgesville, WV;]


At a rally in West Virginia yesterday, Bush drew the loudest reponse when he talked about social issues like marriage and family.
He also reiterated the need for a peaceful Iraq when creating a safer U-S.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the long run]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=hopelessness.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Smith, AR;]


Meanwhile, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards talked about jobs and health care during a rally yesterday in Arkansas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got to help]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Vice-Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=health care premiums]
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[VO-NAT]


Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry will campaign today in Cincinnati and Boston.
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[11Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC 18:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


The fate of a historic bridge in Danville is now in the hands of city council. Last night, a consultant hired by the city made a recommendation that's bad news for those trying to save the bridge.


Justin McLeod has both sides over the battle of the bridge.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Dorsett/Restaurant Owner; :11]
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor; :42]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMEN TALKING ABOUT HER RESTAURANT))
Mary Dorsett has operated this restaurant in the tobacco district for more than fifty years.
She says lately business is now what it used to be.
[SOT 37:23]
[IN Q=If it wasn't for the]

((MARY DORSETT/RESTAURANT OWNER: IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LITTLE BUSINESSES AROUND HERE YOU WOULDN'T SEE ANYBODY OVER HERE. IT'S LIKE A GRAVE YARD.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=grave yard]


Here's the reason why.
It's called the Worsham Street Bridge and it links north and south Danville.
That was until last month when the city closed the bridge for safety reasons.
[SOT 43:07]
[IN Q=It is going to have]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT'S GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=IMMEDIATE FUTURE]


That's because the bridge crosses Highway 58 and pieces from it have already fallen on the roadway.
A consultant hired by the city recommends tearing down the bridge rather than saving it.
[SOT 45:33]
[IN Q=In my mind]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: IN MY MIND THE WAY I AM LOOKING AT IT IT IS AN EXTREMELY COSTLY FACTOR IN TRYING TO REPLACE THE BRIDGE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=REPLACE THE BRIDGE]


It would cost than 17 million dollars to build a new one and seven million to renovate it into a pedestrian bridge.


City leaders say it's unpractical to save this old bridge when a new is being built nearby.
But area businesses don't buy it.
[SOT 37:58]
[IN Q=Why should they]

((MARY DORSETT: WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MAIN STREET TO CROSS THE BRIDGE WHEN THEY CAN DO IT HERE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=DO IT HERE]


Preservationists also believe the state is wasting money because it would cost nearly four million dollars to demolish it.
If that happens, Dorsett may call it quits.
[SOT 36:56]
[IN Q=Really I am thinking]

((MARY DORSETT: REALLY I AM THINKING ABOUT IT. HEY, YOU KNOW I MAY JUST PUT THE KEY IN THE DOOR AND KISS IT GOODBYE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=KISS IT GOODBYE]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Mayor Hamlin]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MAYOR HAMLIN SAYS CITY COUNCIL WILL MOST LIKELY MAKE A DECISION WITHIN THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS. IT IS UNCLEAR THOUGH WHEN DEMOLITION WILL BEGIN IF THE CITY CHOOSES THAT OPTION. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Stocks closed higher for a second day. And Home Depot released its profit report. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS ROSE TUESDAY FOR THE SECOND SESSION IN A ROW.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS ADDED 18-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ GAINED 12.


INFLATION WAS FAR LESS THAN WALL STREET EXPECTED FOR JULY.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS ITS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX -- THE MOST WIDELY USED GAUGE OF INFLATION -- FELL A TENTH OF A PERCENT IN THE MONTH ON LOWER GAS PRICES.
THAT'S COMPARED WITH A THREE-TENTHS OF A PERCENT GAIN IN JUNE, AND BELOW THE RISE OF TWO-TENTHS OF A PERCENT ECONOMISTS HAD FORECAST.


THE HOME DEPOT HAD A GOOD QUARTER.
THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER REPORTS A NET INCOME OF ONE-POINT-FIVE BILLION DOLLARS FOR ITS SECOND QUARTER.
THAT'S UP FROM ONE-POINT-THREE BILLION DURING THE SAME PERIOD A YEAR AGO, AND ABOVE WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS.
THE COMPANY ALSO RAISED ITS OUTLOOK FOR FUTURE PROFITS.


THE U-S ARMY WILL WITHHOLD PAYMENT ON 15-PERCENT OF FUTURE INVOICES FROM HALLIBURTON'S LOGISTICS WORK IN IRAQ AS A RESULT OF AN ONGOING BILLING DISPUTE.
THE ARMY SAYS THE WITHHOLDING COULD AMOUNT TO ABOUT 60-MILLION DOLLARS A MONTH IN PAYMENTS TO HALLIBURTON UNIT KELLOGG BROWN AND ROOT.
HALLIBURTON SAYS IT WILL FIGHT THE DECISION IN COURT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
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[11Boty-History]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC2:04:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Some Botetourt County residents are looking for information to help piece together their history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]

Members of the Countywide League are working to identify and catalogue African-American history in the area. A handful of people started the process in January and discovered more than 200-family names. There isn't a lot of documentation from the 1800's- so the group relies on stories from the elders in the community.
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[SOT@11:43:26.17]
[INQ=Traditionally that's a big...]

((RON PIERCE/COUNTYWIDE LEAGUE: TRADITIONALLY THAT'S A BIG PORTION OF THE HISTORY. IT'S DISTRIBUTED IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES BY PASSING IT DOWN IN THE FAMILY THROUGH GENERATION TO GENERATION. AND, THAT'S TO KEEP THEIR DREAM ALIVE AND THEIR HISTORY ALIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Pierce/Countywide League]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=... their history alive.]
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[VO-NAT]

If you have pictures, information or any history
(XXXXXXX)
[TAKE PHONE # FS]

concerning the African-American community of Botetourt County you're asked to call 540-473-2082.
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