[11Richmond-Flooding]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC11:56]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]

Governor Warner will tour flood-ravaged Richmond today.
He has declared a state of emergency in the area and has put the National Guard on standby.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The remnants of Gaston dumped heavy rain around the capitol. Areas northeast of the city registered up to 14 inches of rain in ten hours.
Many streets, including parts of Interstate 95 and other highways are under water.
Emergency shelters are open and some neighborhoods in Chesterfield County are under mandatory evacuation orders because a dam may break.
Even the state's emergency operations center is flooded.
[SUPER=03-James City Co.]


Some 63-thousand customers have lost power due to strong winds and possible tornadoes.
A fire chief in James City County, near Williamsburg, reported seeing two tornados yesterday afternoon.
The damage from those suspected tornadoes was light.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thank the lord.]

((THANK THE LORD. WE'RE VERY THANKFUL. ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE FINE. MY WIFE IS FINE. THERE'S DAMAGE INSIDE THE HOUSE. BUT IT'S MINIMAL COMPARED TO WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN, SO WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THAT.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=we're thankful for that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials from the National Weather Service will visit the sites today to determine whether twisters did touch down.
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[PKGHenry-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC 32:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


It has been debated for years, sometimes bitterly dividing the community.
But school consolidation is now a reality in Henry County, and as a result, there are five fewer schools.
As Justin McLeod reports, there's a lot of excitement and anxiety as the first day approaches.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bassett; :00]
[SUPER=01-Catilin Dillon/Bassett High School Senior; :23]
[SUPER=01-Dean Randall/Bassett High School Principal; :40 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :57]
[SUPER=01-Justin Hairston/Bassett High School Sophomore; 1:15]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF TAPPING BLOCK WITH DRUM STICK))
They're marching to a different beat at Bassett High School these days.
Thanks to consolidation, the school now houses students from Fieldale Collinsville.
[SOT 9:07]
[IN Q=Yes I have felt welcome]

((JUSTIN HAIRSTON/BASSETT H.S. SOPHOMORE: YES I HAVE FELT WELCOME.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=FELT WELCOME]


The welcome mat is obvious.
Bassett has incorporated some of the old school colors from FC.
Blue, orange, and white can now be seen in the hallways, the parking lot, and on the uniforms.
[SOT 25:08]
[IN Q=We've been practicing]

((CAITLIN DILLON/BASSETT H.S SENIOR: WE'VE BEEN PRACTICING FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS AND EVERYONE IS MESHING AND GETTING ALONG AND IT SEEMS TO BE GOING ON VERY WELL.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=ON VERY WELL]


The school system hopes it stays that way once the entire student population returns on Wednesday.
After all, Bassett will go from 600 students last year to more than 13-hundred this year.
[SOT 14:56]
[IN Q=It will be as safe]

((DEAN RANDALL/BASSETT H.S. PRINCIPAL: IT WILL BE AS SAFE AS IT POSSIBLY CAN BE. WE HAVE ADDED TWO SECURITY OFFICERS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=TWO SECURITY OFFICERS]


They've also added 23 new classrooms here at Bassett.
In addition, there are 45 new courses at the two high schools.
Despite larger schools, administrators promise students won't get lost in the shuffle.
[SOT 17:47]
[IN Q=Our pupil teacher]

((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: OUR PUPIL TEACHER RATIO OUR CLASS SIZES HAS IN FACT IMPROVED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T CUT TEACHING POSITIONS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=teaching positions]

((NAT SOUND OF PLAYING VOLLEYBALL))
Students have also netted more opportunities for extra curricular activities.
The clubs and athletic teams are bigger and old rivalries are slowly being brushed aside. (SHOT OF WOMAN WITH PAINT BRUSH AT 11:27)
[SOT 9:38]
[IN Q=All we got to]

((JUSTIN HAIRSTON/BASSETT H.S. SOPHOMORE: ALL WE GOT TO DO IS JUST WORK TOGETHER AND STUFF, SO IT'S COMING TOGETHER REAL WELL.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=COMING TOGETHER REAL WELL]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Consolidating the schools]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CONSOLIDATING THE SCHOOLS HAS COST THE COUNTY NEARLY THREE MILLION DOLLARS. BUT ADMINISTRATORS BELIEVE THE SCHOOL CLOSURES WILL SAVE THEM MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[VOB-Republican-Convention]


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


Republicans gathering for their national convention in New York City are touting President Bush's leadership after the 9-11 attacks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Kicking off opening night of the convention were former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Arizona Senator John McCain-- who both characterized the President as an unwavering leader who has shown resolve in the war on terror.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The President George Bush.]
[SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/Former New York Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; :12]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=our admiration.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Anti- Bush film maker Michael Moore was in the crowd.
While he might have been heckling quietly, a more vocal heckler got uncomfortably close to Vice President Cheney.
He was hustled out by the Secret Service.
(+++++++)

[Take 7-Too FS ] As a reminder, you can see uninterrupted coverage of the convention our digital channel "7-Too". Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
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[11Schrock]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Ed Schrock]


A Virginia congressman is giving up his seat in the House of Representatives over allegations he is gay.
Republican Ed Schrock says he won't seek a third term.
He cited unspecified allegations that, in his words, quote--"have called into question my ability to represent the citizens.''
In a release issued by his office, Schrock said he has come to the realization that these allegations will not allow his campaign to focus on the issues facing the nation.
His decision came almost two weeks after a Web site alleged that Schrock is gay.
The married congressman is a conservative who voted for legislation to ban gay marriages.
Schrock represents the Second Congressional District, which includes Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Trading volume was light on Wall Street. And, Energizer plans to buy back millions of shares.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

(( IT COULD BE ANOTHER SLOW DAY OF TRADING... U.S. STOCKS CLOSED AT SESSION LOWS AFTER A SLUGGISH MONDAY OF TRADING. VACATIONS, THE START OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION AND PROFIT WARNINGS FROM TYSON FOODS AND ACCREDO HEALTH MADE TRADING THE QUIETEST SO FAR THIS YEAR.
THE DOW CLOSED MONDAY DOWN 72. THE NASDAQ AS WELL DOWN 25 .
CONSUMER SPENDING IS UP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE IT. AUGUST SALES RESULTS OF THE NATIONS LARGEST CHAIN STORES WILL SOON BE RELEASED. THESE RESULTS ACT AS A BAROMETER OF CONSUMER SPENDING ACTIVITY. NO SECRET ITS BEEN TOUGH GOING FOR DISCOUNTERS LIKE WAL-MART AND TARGET, WHILE THE UP SCALERS LIKE NEIMAN MARCUS AND SAKS ARE EXPECTED TO DELIVER GOOD SALES NEWS AGAINST THIS TIME LAST YEAR.
ENERGIZERS GOING TO KEEP ON GOING WITH EFFORTS TO BUY BACK 10-MILLION COMMON SHARES. ENERGIZER HOLDINGS INCREASED ITS SHARE REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION TO 10 MILLION OF ITS 1 CENT PAR VALUE COMMON STOCK. SHARES OF ENERGISER CLOSED MONDAY DOWN 8 CENTS.
SHARES OF IMCLONE SYSTEMS DROPPED MORE THAN 7-PERCENT AFTER OPPENHEIMER ISSUED A RESEARCH NOTE ON THE COMPANY SAYING IT'S "SLIGHLTLY DISAPPOINTED" BY THE JULY MONTHLY SALES PROJECTIONS FOR IMCLONE'S ERIB-TUX COLORECTAL CANCER TREATMENT.


ALSO DOWN... SHARES OF INTERSTATE BAKERIES PLUMMETED MORE THAN 42 PERCENT AFTER THE MAKERS OF WONDERBREAD AGAIN DELAYED FILING ITS 2004 ANNUAL REPORT DUE TO ISSUES RELATED TO AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COMPANY'S ACCOUNTING FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION RESERVERS.
THE HOUSING BOOM DOESN'T SEEM TO BE LETTING UP ANY. HOUSING ECONOMISTS SAY BOTH NEW AND EXISTING HOME SALES ARE READY TO SET RECORD HIGHS IN 2004, BUT COME TO AN EXPECTED SLOW DOWN 2005. THEY PREDICT THE NATIONAL AVERAGE RATE ON A 30-YEAR MORTGAGE WILL DRIP UP DURING WHAT'S LEFT OF THE YEAR HITTING 6 AND A QUARTER BY YEARS END.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS CHECK IN WITH CBS DOT MARKET WATCH DOT COM I'M MARCELLA PALMER IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Schiavo]


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


The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments today that could mean the difference between life and death for a brain- damaged woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Terri Schiavo's (SHY- voh's) husband wants her feeding tube removed, while her parents want it left in because there's a chance she could improve.
The court will decide if the law Governor Jeb Bush signed in October to keep the woman alive violates her constitutional right to privacy and the separation of powers between the branches of government. Schiavo has been on life support since 19-90.
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[11Mateen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:29:17]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]
[ENG#=2]

He was convicted of a shooting his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in June. Yesterday, a Roanoke judge sentenced Kalif Abdul-Mateen to life plus 33-years in prison for the crime.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

For the first time the court heard about Abdul-Mateen's violent criminal history. It's starts with grand larceny at 12, a rape at 13, and assault and drug charges. That information, plus pleas from the family were factored into the sentencing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@2:33:21.24]
[IN Q=I ask that justice...]

((LARHONDA EDWARDS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I ASK THAT JUSTICE BE DONE, IT CAN NOT BRING HER BACK TO US, BUT IT WILL HELP TO KNOW THAT HER YOUNG LIFE WAS NOT TAKEN WITHOUT A PRICE. NEESHA IS NOW ONLY A PART OF OUR LIFE THROUGH PICTURES AND MEMORIES.))
[SUPER=01-LaRhonda Edwards/Victim's Mother]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=... pictures and memories.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Mateen murdered Neesha Edwards and shot her new boyfriend in the neck last December. His lawyer told the court yesterday that Mateen will appeal his conviction.
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[11Church-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC52:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Someone broke into two Bedford County churches and left behind a trail of destruction and racist graffitti.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church in Goode were hit sometime over the weekend.
Vandals broke windows, tried to start a fire and spray-painted profanities on doors, windows and tables.
Church leaders say they're saddened by the crimes, but forgive those responsible ... the police are determined to catch them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:47:37]
[IN Q=And I commend]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: AND I COMMEND REVEREND MOODY, HE'S A LOT MORE FORGIVING THAN I WOULD BE. AND HE'S CORRECT, BUT PERSONALLY I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN AROUND THE CORNER WITH A BIG STICK WHEN THEY WERE SPRAYING BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE DOING THIS TO A HOUSE OF WORSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=a house of worship.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Brown says whoever's caught will be charged under state hate crime laws.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Cemetery-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:15:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=4]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

More vandalism.... this time in Radford at one of the city's oldest cemeteries. Family members found at least 14 overturned grave stones at Central Cemetery. Some of the headstones were even taken out of the ground. The cemetery along Lawrence and 6th Avenue is still in use. Family members are hoping for donations and volunteers to help fix the grave sites. Radford Police are also stepping up patrols in the area.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[6-Triplett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:27:36]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=4]


His time in the spotlight lasted about a minute, but yesterday Congressional Candidate Kevin Triplett did address the opening session of the Republican National Convention.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The self-described "small town boy from Clintwood," Triplett was one of a dozen congressional candidates who gave brief remarks.
The ninth district hopeful referred to his experience as a NASCAR executive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know]

((KEVIN TRIPLETT: YOU KNOW I SPENT TEN SEASONS IN NASCAR AND TWO OF THE BIGGEST LESSONS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS THERE ARE THAT TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE AND TEAMWORK IS CRITICAL TO SUCCESS. OUR PRESIDENT PRESIDENT BUSH UNDERSTANDS THAT AND AMERICA DESERVES A CONGRESS THAT UNDERSTANDS THAT AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Triplett/(R) 9th District Congressional Candidate;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that understands that as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Triplett faces Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher and Independent Seth Davis in the November election.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[Take 7-Too FS ] As a reminder, you can see uninterrupted coverage of the convention our digital channel "7-Too". Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
(------------)


[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Consumer spending rose in July. And oil prices continue to drop. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((STOCKS ENDED BROADLY LOWER, BUT TRADING VOLUME WAS THE SLOWEST THIS YEAR.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 72-POINTS.
WHILE THE NASDAQ DROPPED 25.


THE PRICE OF OIL DROPPED SHARPLY, CONTINUING LAST WEEK'S DIP.

INITIALLY, NEWS OF SABOTAGE AGAINST AN IRAQI OIL PIPELINE WORRIED THE MARKET, BUT A LATER REPORT SAID OIL WAS STILL FLOWING.
U-S LIGHT CRUDE FOR OCTOBER DELIVERY FELL AS LOW AS 41-DOLLARS-AND-30-CENTS A BARREL ON THE NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE.
IT SETTLED DOWN 90-CENTS AT 42-DOLLARS-AND-28-CENTS.
THAT'S 14-PERCENT BELOW THE RECORD CLOSE ON AUGUST 19TH.


THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS CONSUMER SPENDING JUMPED EIGHT-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN JULY, REVERSING A DECLINE IN JUNE.
THAT'S EVEN AS PERSONAL INCOME ROSE A SCANT ONE-TENTH OF A PERCENT -- ITS WEAKEST PACE IN NEARLY TWO YEARS.
THE PICKUP IN SPENDING CAME MAINLY FROM PURCHASES OF SO-CALLED DURABLE GOODS... ITEMS MEANT TO LAST THREE YEARS OR MORE, SUCH AS CARS AND APPLIANCES.


SHARES OF TYSON FOODS FELL MORE THAN EIGHT-PERCENT AFTER THE COMPANY CUT ITS EARNINGS FORECAST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR.
TYSON CITED WEAKER-THAN-EXPECTED DEMAND FOR CHICKEN AND BEEF, AND UNEXPECTEDLY STEEP RAW MATERIAL COSTS.
THE LARGEST U-S MEAT COMPANY EXPECTS TO REPORT FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR EARNINGS ON NOVEMBER 15TH.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Paws-Claws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Paws and Claws]
[GRAPHIC=Paws and Claws]
[ENG#=3]

[NOTE ANCHOR TAG]
In Florida, a four- legged hero is headed for the Guiness book of World Records.
She's set not one, but two, skydiving records-- all part of her role on an elite search and rescue team.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS PAws and Claws]
We'll meet her in this week's "Paws and Claws" segment.
Elliot Cohen has that.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For many years]
[SUPER=01-Mike Forsythe/FEMA Search Rescuer; :26]
[SUPER=01-Elliot Cohen/Reporting;:40]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=developed this team.]

((

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--
FOR MANY YEARS, SHE HAS TRAVELED TO WHEREVER HER TEAM IS NEEDED.
AT GROUND ZERO, SHE WORKED SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH HER FELLOW EMERGENCY RESPONDERS SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS.
NO-ONE THERE CALLED HER BY HER REAL NAME... O'CARA BLEUE DE ST. SACREMENT.... TOO LONG AND TOO HARD TO SAY...
HER FRIENDS JUST CALL HER CARA.
WHEN SHE'S NOT WORKING TO SAVE LIVES, SHE WORKS TO MAKE THEM BETTER...VOLUNTEERING AT LOCAL HOSPITALS WITH HER PARTER, MIKE FORSYTHE.
"Always there for you. She loves everyone...especially children."
AND NOW SHE IS ALSO A WORLD SKYDIVING RECORD HOLDER.
THAT'S HER GETTING IN THE PLANE. A FEW WEEKS AGO, CARA SHATTERED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1997.
WHEN SHE IS NOT ON A SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION, AND SHE IS NOT VOLUNTEERING AT LOCAL HOSPITALS, CARA LIKES TO RELAX AT HOME. AND WHAT IS RELAXATION TO HER? IT IS ACTUALLY HERDING SHEEP.
CARA IS A FIVE YEAR OLD PURE-BRED BEAUCERON. SHE AND FORSYTHE ARE MEMBERS OF FEMA'S URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TASKFORCE HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA.
"You can tell she doesn't like to be around me. Thank you girl..."
A FEW WEEKS AGO, CARA STRAPPED TO FORSYTHE, MADE HER 58TH JUMP. IT WAS FROM A RECORD-SETTING 30-THOUSAND, 100-FEET.
"She has her own oxygen mask...her own goggles... To her it is the ultimate car window. She loves it. She looks forward to
it."
CARA'S JUMPS ARE NOT JUST FOR FUN. THEY ARE SERIOUS WORK.
HER TEAM CAN REACH DISASTERS OTHER CAN'T.
"In foreign countries where there have been mudslides and things, they don't have the resources, and sometimes it can take up to 15 hours by ground to get there. So we developed this team." ))

(----------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=none]


That was Elliot Cohen reporting.
News 7 Mornin will be right back. [Kim tosses to break] [COMM]

[11Ethan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC2:01:55]
[GRAPHIC=Ethan Zohn]
[ENG#=3]

Officials at Hollins University were seeking inspiration for the Class of 2008. They wanted someone with character. So, they came up with a character named Ethan. For fans of reality T-V, Keith Humphry says he needs no introduction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-CBS - SEG Inc.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ethan Zohn/"Survivor Africa" Winner; :08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :16]
[SUPER=@Keith2; :42]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=KH News 7.]

((((IT'S NOT GOING TO LAST FOR EVER. IT DOES HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE. AND I'M FINE WITH THAT. I'M ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY WHERE I CAN WALK DOWN THE STREET AND KNOW ONE KNOWS WHO I AM. BUT WHILE IT'S GOING ON I'M GOING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.))
[RUNS= :11]

So he spends a lot of time on college campuses, preaching the message of CHARACTER, what he calls "the ultimate survival tool." So what's it really like in the heart of Africa for 39 days, vying for a million bucks among 16 castaways. [13:31:03] ((YOU'RE STRIPPED DOWN TO NOTHING, I MEAN LIKE, LITERALLY. :03 EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I WAS: A BIOLOGY MAJOR, A NEW YORKER, A SOCCER PLAYER. ALL THAT STUFF MEANT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OUT THERE.))
[RUNS= 10]

Wealth and fame haven't changed him, Ethan insists. "Survivor's" just a stepping stone. Besides, he says it's not in his nature to be extravagant. [13:40:55] ((A MILLION BUCKS ISN'T GOING TO LAST FOREVER. REALLY AFTER TAXES, LAWYERS, YOU KNOW IT'S ABOUT $8. Maybe $800,000? MAYBE $800,000.))
[RUNS= :12]

He figures it'll provide a financial cushion for a few years, but he says he can't not work. He can't retire. Meanwhile, he's dating another Survivor, Jenna Morasca. [1:45:17] ((WE'RE HAVING FUN, TRAVEL TOGETHER, PEOPLE BOOK US TOGETHER. I notice you had good sense not to bring her to a women's university. SHE JUST HAPPENED TO BE BUSY TODAY, SHUCKS. HA HA.))
[RUNS= :20]

KH News 7.))
[Tape tosses to bump] [COMM][BUMP]