[Republican-Convention]

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The Republican National Convention opens today in New York City amid unprecedented levels of security.
Delegates have gathered in the Big Apple to nominate President Bush for another term.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of demonstrators have also descended on New York.
Experts say yesterday's march was the largest protest ever at a political convention.
Aleen Sirgany is in New York City this morning and joins us with the latest.
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(( PROTESTORS.. POLITICIANS.. PARTIES.. POLICE- THE 2004 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IS HERE.
TODAY.. AMID UNPRECEDENTED SECURITY.. THE G-O-P KICKS OFF THEIR BIG SHOW AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. IN THIS CLOSE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.. CONVENTION PLANNERS HAVE TAILORED THE FOUR-DAY EVENT TO APPEAL TO THOSE UNDECIDED VOTERS.

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THE REPUBLICAN TICKETS NUMBER TWO HAS ALREADY SAILED INTO THE BIG APPLE. AGAINST THE POST 9/11 MANHATTAN SKYLINE VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY REMINDED THE PARTY FAITHFUL WHY THEYRE HERE.

CHENEY SOT 10:59:35 All of us are gathering this week for one reason and

one reason only, and that is make certain that George W. Bush is President for the next four years.

(NAT UP- 14:07:00 hey hey, ho ho george bush as got to go)

TENS OF THOUSAND OF PROTESTORS HAVE ALSO DESCENDED ON NEW YORK CITY TO FIGHT FOR A DIFFERENT OUTCOME IN NOVEMBER.
MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED PAST THE CONVENTION SITE SUNDAY.. DENOUNCING PRESIDENT BUSHS AGENDA AND DEMANDING AN END TO THE WAR IN IRAQ.
POLICE REPORTED ABOUT 200 SCATTERED ARRESTS.. MOST OF THEM UNCONNECTED TO THE MAIN PROTEST.

(Raymond Kelly, NYC Police Commissioner)
KELLY SOT: 18:59:50 "the vast majority of people in the march were

peaceful... we all believe that the event went very well.
INSIDE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TONIGHT.. REPUBLICANS WILL TRY AND USE THE CONVENTION PODIUM TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR MR. BUSHS HANDLING OF WAR ON TERROR AND THE WAR IN IRAQ. ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN.. A REPUBLICAN WITH STRONG INDEPENDENT APPEAL.. WILL BEGIN MAKING THE CASE FOR FOUR MORE YEARS. ))



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[7-Too]


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If you plan to watch the Republican Party convention...

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[Take 7-Too FS Event 523] Our digital channel "7-Too" will present it gavel-to-gavel, without interruption or anchor commentary. Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
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[TS-Gaston]


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The remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston are moving up the East Coast today. The storm left a soggy mess for clean- up crews in the Carolinas.
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The storm knocked out power to about 125- thousand South Carolina residents.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency.
Strong winds and bands of rain then worked their way up to North Carolina.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Frances is churning in the Caribbean.
Officials say it could strengthen and threaten land by this weekend.
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Family and friends are mourning the death of Howard Stone. Stone was one of three students who died early Friday when their fraternity house at the University of Mississippi caught fire.
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Family and friends gathered yesterday at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church to celebrate and give thanks for Stone's life.
The 19-year-old college sophomore was a boy scout, an athlete, and a classmate remembered for his positive influence on others. Among the mourners were many of Stone's fraternity brothers, and the chancellor of the University of Mississippi, who said the Ole Miss community is heartbroken over the loss of three young lives.
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So far, investigators in Mississippi say they have found no indication of foul play.
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State and federal authorities were at the fire scene for two days, and have completed their initial investigation.
School officials say it will be a few weeks before tests are completed -- and investigators are able to confirm the exact cause.
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((ROBERT KHAYAT/CHANCELLOR: THEY MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY, THAT ALCOHOL WAS NOT A PART OF IT, NO EXPLOSIVES WERE ANYWHERE. IT'S ONE OF THOSE ACCIDENTAL OCCURRENCES THAT TURNS INTO SUCH A TRAGEDY.))
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Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom in the basement of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, The economy is a big issue with voters this election year.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((THE STOCK MARKET WILL TRY AND MAKE IT THREE WINNING WEEKS IN A ROW.


THE MAJOR INDEXES PUT IN A SOLID PERFORMANCE LAST WEEK SPURRED BY A NEARLY 8 PERCENT DROP IN THE PRICE OF CRUDE OIL.


THE DOW ROSE 21 POINTS FRIDAY AND CLOCKED A NEARLY 1 PERCENT GAIN ON THE WEEK.


THE NASDAQ MOVED UP 9 AND RALLIED 1.3 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK.


PRESIDENT BUSH HAS FOUR DAYS TO MAKE HIS CASE FOR FOUR MORE YEARS AS THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION KICKS OFF IN NEW YORK CITY... FOR MANY VOTERS THE ECONOMY IS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION.


Democrats argue that Bush's economic policies have been a disaster, resulting in tax cuts skewed to the wealthiest Americans and the worst jobs creation record for any president since Herbert Hoover


Bush counters that the economy was already broken by the time he got to the White House and that his timely tax cuts minimized the damage caused by a recession, a collapsed stock market and the Sept.
11, 2001, terror attacks


A RECENT LA TIMES POLL showed 51 percent of voters disapproved of Bush's handling of the economy, which remained voters' top concern.


SOME MAJOR ECONOMIC REPORTS SHOULD HELP TO SHAPE TRADING IN THE COMING DAYS... LOOK FOR REPORTS ON PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING,CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, SECOND QUARTER PRODUCTIVITY AND THE AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT.


Microsoft said it plans to broadly release the long-awaited update to its Windows operating system, dubbed "Longhorn," in 2006, but conceded it had to pare down some features in order to move ahead with the release.


FIND OUT MORE AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))




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[VOBRadford-Redcross]


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Hurricane Charlie is stirring up trouble for the Radford Chapter of the Red Cross. The agency is competing with the natural disaster relief efforts to help the 30 people left homeless after last week's major apartment fire.
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This building in the 700 block of Downey Street caught fire on the morning of August 20th. Several people had to be rescued and the entire building has since been condemned. Most of the residents have found a new place to live, but Red Cross workers say they really need more money to help the people with vouchers for food and clothing.
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((PAULA DOWNS: WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME FOR HURRICANE CHARLIE RELIEF WHICH IS WONDERFUL, BUT WE DO NEED THE LOCAL DONATIONS. THIS WILL PRETTY MUCH EXCEED OUR BUDGET FOR THE YEAR.))
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The chapter has already spent 3-thousand dollars and needs another 2-thousand. If you'd like to make a donation call the Radford American Red Cross Chapter at 540-639-2140.
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[11Wickham-Benefit]


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Relatives of a Roanoke County middle school student who died earlier this year are working to keep his memory alive.
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Adam Wickham was an eighth grader at William Byrd Middle school, when he died of a heart arrhythmia (uh-ryth-mee-uh) this Spring.
Yesterday, Wickham's family and friends held a silent auction and dinner to help raise money toward a scholarship in his name. The 10-thousand dollar reward will be handed out each year to a senior at William Byrd High School.
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[Week-Ahead]


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In business news, After a solid week of gains for the markets last week, the new trading week starts off with reports on consumer spending and consumer income today.
Later in the week, expect reports on auto sales, weekly jobless claims and August unemployment. Now here's a look at your local stocks. [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [WINNER ANNOUNCE!]

[Healthy-Living]


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If you're trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle or lose weight, consider adding more whole grains and fiber to your diet. [TAKE FS Healthy Living]
Joy Sutton explains why in this week's healthy living.
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[11Dan-River]


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Firefighters were back at Dan River Mills yesterday morning after Saturday's fire apparently rekindled. Officials say a small section of the roof smoldered overnight and sparked up again around 9 o'clock yesterday morning.
That fire only caused minor damage. Dan River officials say Saturday night's fire at the finishing plant will NOT affect production schedules. The company's Human Resources Director says there's no significant structural damage at the Schoolfield facility, and no evident damage to plant equipment.

[Olympics]


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Last night in Athens, it was a spectacular finale to Olympic Games.
In the end, the Americans grabbed 103 medals, and the Greeks are beaming with pride.
Manuel Gallegus reports from Athens.
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