[Salvation-Army]

[ANCHOR=Susan]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC-1:46:22]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]
[ENG#=3]

Some Roanoke Salvation Army members are on their Florida to help recovery efforts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Three members left yesterday in the Army's canteen -- which is packed full of water and enough food to feed more than 13- hundred people. They're headed to a staging area in South Carolina for a briefing. *Frances' slow move* towards land allowed officials more time to organize relief efforts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:18:56]
[IN Q=We've got mobile]

((ERIK NICKELL: WE'VE GOT MOBILE UNITS IN TEXAS COMING IN, ATLANTA THEY'RE STAGED AND SOUTH CAROLINA SO IT'LL BE A CONVERGENCE ON FLORIDA AND I THINK GOVERNOR BUSH JUST REALLY GOT EVERYTHING TOGETHER FOR THIS ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Erik Nickell/Salvation Army Captain;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=together for this one]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Volunteers will wait until it's safe and then spread out across the state. Those from Roanoke say providing relief is a rewarding experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:17:42]
[IN Q=Usually the volunteers]

((ERIK NICKELL: USUALLY THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE BRING AND THE VOLUNTEERS THAT SHOW UP THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE STORM ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME AND JUST FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE AND JUST SERVING THEM.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=just serving them]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=none]

The Roanoke Salvation Army has plenty of experience at this. Three years ago, a team responded to the Pentagon after 9-11. And last year, they aided victims of Hurricane Isabel.

[1Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]
[ENG#=1]

Doctors in New York will operate on former President Bill Clinton this morning. The heart bypass comes three days after Clinton checked himself in with chest pains and shortness of breath. Scott Rapoport has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York City; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jeffrey Gold/Cardiac Surgeon; :23]
[SUPER=01-Brian Plane/Well-wisher; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=STD]


((PKG SCRIPT:

(nats..hospital) LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY


IT'S A STANDARD SURGERY ON A FAR FROM AVERAGE PATIENT. FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON IS UNDERGOING A HEART BYPASS THIS MORNING....AT A NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL.
A LARGE TEAM OF PHYSICIANS WILL PERFORM THE OPERATION... TO REPAIR MISTER CLINTON'S BLOCKED ARTERIES. CARDIAC SURGEON DOCTOR JEFFREY GOLD CALLS IT A VIRTUAL RE-PLUMBING OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT'S AILING HEART.

SOT - DOCTOR JEFFREY GOLD "What a bypass does, it produces a whole new

section of plumbing that goes from normal plumbing to normal plumbing -- leaving the narrow, corroded plumbing completely in place, so you end up with a whole new system of arteries."

(nats...clinton file)

MISTER CLINTON HAD SLIMMED DOWN OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS -- BUT SAYS A FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART TROUBLE, MIXED WITH HIS OWN HISTORY OF JUNK FOOD MAY HAVE TAKEN A TOLL. THE 58 YEAR OLD TOLD CNN'S LARRY KING -- THE BLOCKAGE WAS SUBSTANTIAL... AND WORRIED, IF HE DIDN'T HAVE THE OPERATION -- HE WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

(file cheney)

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, WHO'S HAD SEVERAL HEART SURGERIES OVER THE YEARS, CALLED TO WISH HIM LUCK. .... AND SOME 26-THOUSAND GET WELL WISHES FOR THE FORMER PRESIDENT FLOODED HIS WEBSITE... ONE READ -- 'I HOPE YOUR DOCTORS ARE GOOD DEMOCRATS.'

(nats..)

AT THE HOSPITAL... WELL WISHERS BROUGHT MORE REGARDS...

SOT - BRIAN PLANE/WELL WISHER "We're worried about the president - we

wanted to give him a shout of support from New York City."
ONE CARDIOLOGIST SAID OF MISTER CLINTON.... 'FOR A YOUNG, HEALTHY GUY LIKE HIM.. I EXPECT A GOOD RECOVERY.'))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=None]

American stock markets are closed for this Labor Holiday, so our Marketwatch report will return tomorrow at this time.
Stay tuned, News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
[BUMP?]

[COMM]


[Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC-24:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

If you plan on traveling later today, expect to have a lot of company -- and see plenty of patrols.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Heavy traffic is expected on Virginia highways. Virginia State Police will have 75 percent of its workforce on duty through tonight. Last year, troopers issued more than 13-thousand tickets over the holiday weekend. Officials say they'll be on the lookout for all violations -- including aggressive and drunken driving.
(------------)




[Buena-Vista]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=None]

Labor Day marks the traditional start to the fall campaign, and in Virginia, that campaign begins with the annual parade in Buena Vista. This year's parade is probably a preview of next year's race for governor, because Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine are both there today, along with candidates for this year's elections.

(Toss to bump)




[2Frances]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=Net Bakcup]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]
[ENG#=1 Backup]

For most Floridians.. Frances has made this three day holiday weekend a complete wash out. Residents across the central part of the state are cleaning-up the damage.. while the panhandle braces for a storm that may regain hurricane strength before it strikes again sometime this evening. Even before the center of Frances left land, evacuation orders were issued for four counties in the Panhandle. Brian Andrews reports from Palm Beach Gardens.

[LIVE=Andrews/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News;]
[SUPER=05-Palm Beach Gardens, FL;]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Palm Beach Gardens, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Mullins/Florida Resident; :26]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News; :59]
[SUPER=01-Steve Clark/Jewelry Store Owner; 1:07]
[RUNS= 1:30]
[OUT Q=STD]

((WHIPPING WINDS.. PEELED OFF ROOFS.. SHEETS OF RAIN.. TURNED STREETS INTO CANALS.. FRANCES LEFT FLORIDA A SOGGY MESS.. AND SHE S NOT DONE YET.

(GFX)

DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM.. FRANCES IS NOW CHURNING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.. EYEING THE STATE S PANHANDLE.
THE STORM TOOK HOURS TO CRAWL ACROSS FLORIDA.. AS IT REACHED THE TAMPA AREA.. SOME EAST COAST RESIDENTS WERE ALREADY BACK AT THEIR HOMES CLEARING AWAY DEBRIS AND SIZING UP THE DAMAGE.

(Tom Mullins, Florida Resident)
Mullins SOT 16:14:15 As we look around the park it seems most of the damage was to the awning sections.. we were expect

ing a lot worse
OTHER MOBILE HOME PARKS DIDN T FAIR AS WELL. THE STORM TIPPED OVER GAS STATIONS.. AND PIERCED THIS CHURCH WITH ITS OWN STEEPLE. WINDS105 MILES PER HOUR KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES LEAVING 5 MILLION FLORIDIANS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY. FRANCES IS BLAMED FOR AT LEAST TWO DEATHS IN THE STATE.

(NAT-trucks)

EIGHT THOUSAND NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED TO HELP WITH THE RECOVERY EFFORT.

(Brian Andrews, CBS News)

ON CAMERA BRIDGE: the president has already declared 18 counties a major disaster area.. making residents eligible for federal aid.
BUSINESS OWNERS WITH THEIR STORES STILL IN TACT.. NOW FEAR LOOTING.

(Steve Clark, Jewelry Store Owner)
CLARK SOT: 16:24:24 all you can do is try to get in there and keep it safe, there s 5 million dollars worth of stuff in

there
MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND FLORIDIANS SET-UP CAMP IN SHELTERS.. AFTER THE LARGEST EVACUATION IN THE STATE S HISTORY. NOW RESIDENTS IN FOUR PANHANDLE COUNTIES HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO CLEAR OUT.. WITH FRANCES EXPECTED TO COME ASHORE THERE SOMETIME THIS EVENING))


[LIVE=Andrews/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Palm Beach Gardens, FL;]


[2Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC-1:46:22]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]
[ENG#=3]

Some Roanoke Salvation Army members will soon have a first-hand look at the damage in Florida. They're on the way to help recovery efforts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Three members left yesterday in the Salvation Army's canteen -- which is packed full of water and enough food to feed more than 13- hundred people. They're headed to a staging area in South Carolina for a briefing. *Frances' slow move* towards land allowed officials more time to organize relief efforts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:18:56]
[IN Q=We've got mobile]

((ERIK NICKELL: WE'VE GOT MOBILE UNITS IN TEXAS COMING IN, ATLANTA THEY'RE STAGED AND SOUTH CAROLINA SO IT'LL BE A CONVERGENCE ON FLORIDA AND I THINK GOVERNOR BUSH JUST REALLY GOT EVERYTHING TOGETHER FOR THIS ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Erik Nickell/Salvation Army Captain;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=together for this one]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Volunteers will wait until it's safe and then spread out across the state. Those from Roanoke say providing relief is a rewarding experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:17:42]
[IN Q=Usually the volunteers]

((ERIK NICKELL: USUALLY THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE BRING AND THE VOLUNTEERS THAT SHOW UP THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE STORM ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME AND JUST FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE AND JUST SERVING THEM.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=just serving them]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=None]

The Roanoke Salvation Army has plenty of experience at this. Three years ago, a team responded to the Pentagon after 9-11. And last year, they helped to victims of Hurricane Isabel.

[2Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]
[ENG#=4]

Former President Bill Clinton is expected to go under the knife.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York City]

The 42nd president is expected to have his heart bypass surgery sometime today. Clinton has been in New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia since Friday after suffering chest pains and shortness of breath. Some heart surgeons wonder why Clinton wasn't given bypass surgery immediately. One speculation is staffing problems over the holiday weekend. But doctors say there could be medical reasons as well. Some say surgeons may want to wait until the dye used to pinpoint the diagnosis clears his body.
(------------)


[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, American financial markets are closed on this Labor Day. Our Business Brief report returns tomorrow at this time. Stay with us. News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
[BUMP]
[COMM]


[Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC-24:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

If you plan on traveling later today, expect to have a lot of company -- and see plenty of patrols.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Heavy traffic is expected on Virginia highways. Virginia State Police will have 75 percent of its workforce on duty through tonight. Last year, troopers issued more than 13-thousand tickets over the holiday weekend. Officials say they'll be on the lookout for all violations -- including aggressive and drunken driving.
(------------)




[2Buena-Vista]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=None]

Labor Day marks the traditional start to the fall campaign, and in Virginia, that campaign begins with the annual parade in Buena Vista. This year's parade is probably a preview of next year's race for governor, because Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine are both there today, along with candidates for this year's elections.



[3Frances]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=Net Backup]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]
[ENG#=1 Backup]

For most Floridians.. Frances has made this three day holiday weekend a complete wash out. Residents across the central part of the state are cleaning-up the damage.. while the panhandle braces for a storm that may regain hurricane strength before it strikes again sometime this evening. Even before the center of Frances left land, evacuation orders were issued for four counties in the Panhandle. It's possible the storm could become a hurricane again before returning ashore. Brian Andrews reports from Palm Beach Gardens.

[LIVE=Andrews/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News;]
[SUPER=05-Palm Beach Gardens, FL;]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Palm Beach Gardens, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Mullins/Florida Resident; :26]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News; :59]
[SUPER=01-Steve Clark/Jewelry Store Owner; 1:07]
[RUNS= 1:30]
[OUT Q=STD]

((WHIPPING WINDS.. PEELED OFF ROOFS.. SHEETS OF RAIN.. TURNED STREETS INTO CANALS.. FRANCES LEFT FLORIDA A SOGGY MESS.. AND SHE S NOT DONE YET.

(GFX)

DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM.. FRANCES IS NOW CHURNING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.. EYEING THE STATE S PANHANDLE.
THE STORM TOOK HOURS TO CRAWL ACROSS FLORIDA.. AS IT REACHED THE TAMPA AREA.. SOME EAST COAST RESIDENTS WERE ALREADY BACK AT THEIR HOMES CLEARING AWAY DEBRIS AND SIZING UP THE DAMAGE.

(Tom Mullins, Florida Resident)
Mullins SOT 16:14:15 As we look around the park it seems most of the damage was to the awning sections.. we were expect

ing a lot worse
OTHER MOBILE HOME PARKS DIDN T FAIR AS WELL. THE STORM TIPPED OVER GAS STATIONS.. AND PIERCED THIS CHURCH WITH ITS OWN STEEPLE. WINDS105 MILES PER HOUR KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES LEAVING 5 MILLION FLORIDIANS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY. FRANCES IS BLAMED FOR AT LEAST TWO DEATHS IN THE STATE.

(NAT-trucks)

EIGHT THOUSAND NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED TO HELP WITH THE RECOVERY EFFORT.

(Brian Andrews, CBS News)

ON CAMERA BRIDGE: the president has already declared 18 counties a major disaster area.. making residents eligible for federal aid.
BUSINESS OWNERS WITH THEIR STORES STILL IN TACT.. NOW FEAR LOOTING.

(Steve Clark, Jewelry Store Owner)
CLARK SOT: 16:24:24 all you can do is try to get in there and keep it safe, there s 5 million dollars worth of stuff in

there
MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND FLORIDIANS SET-UP CAMP IN SHELTERS.. AFTER THE LARGEST EVACUATION IN THE STATE S HISTORY. NOW RESIDENTS IN FOUR PANHANDLE COUNTIES HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO CLEAR OUT.. WITH FRANCES EXPECTED TO COME ASHORE THERE SOMETIME THIS EVENING))


[LIVE=Andrews/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Palm Beach Gardens, FL;]





[3Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC-1:46:22]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]
[ENG#=3]

Some Roanoke Salvation Army members are on their Florida to help recovery efforts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Three members left yesterday in the Salvation Army's canteen -- which is packed full of water and enough food to feed more than 13- hundred people. They're headed to a staging area in South Carolina for a briefing. *Frances' slow move* towards land allowed officials more time to organize relief efforts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:18:56]
[IN Q=We've got mobile]

((ERIK NICKELL: WE'VE GOT MOBILE UNITS IN TEXAS COMING IN, ATLANTA THEY'RE STAGED AND SOUTH CAROLINA SO IT'LL BE A CONVERGENCE ON FLORIDA AND I THINK GOVERNOR BUSH JUST REALLY GOT EVERYTHING TOGETHER FOR THIS ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Erik Nickell/Salvation Army Captain;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=together for this one]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Volunteers will wait until it's safe and then spread out across the state. Those from Roanoke say providing relief is a rewarding experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:17:42]
[IN Q=Usually the volunteers]

((ERIK NICKELL: USUALLY THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE BRING AND THE VOLUNTEERS THAT SHOW UP THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE STORM ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME AND JUST FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE AND JUST SERVING THEM.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=just serving them]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=None]

The Roanoke Salvation Army has plenty of experience at this. Three years ago, a team responded to the Pentagon after 9-11. And last year, they aided victims of Hurricane Isabel.

[3Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]
[ENG#=4]

Former President Bill Clinton is expected to go under the knife shortly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York City]

The 42nd president is expected to have his heart bypass surgery sometime today. Clinton has been in New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia since Friday after suffering chest pains and shortness of breath. Some heart surgeons wonder why Clinton wasn't given bypass surgery immediately. One speculation is staffing problems over the holiday weekend. But doctors say there could be medical reasons as well. Some say surgeons may want to wait until the dye used to pinpoint the diagnosis clears his body.
(------------)


[2Political-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC-1:42:56]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Labor Day marks the traditional start to the fall campaign season, and 9th District Democrats got an early jump on things this weekend. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they took to the stump yesterday the old fashioned way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS OF MUSIC - The Ninth District's Democratic]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Hancock/Ninth Distric Democratic Chairman; :32]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./April 19; :54 QUICK!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=@Boucher; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:22]
[SUPER=@Kaine; 1:36]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Pulaski County]


((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
[RUNS= 04]

The Ninth District's Democratic kick off to the upcoming campaign season felt more like a family reunion.
[SOT 3:46:21]

((THANK YOU VERY MUCH))
[runs= 02]

The Acres of Democrats Rally is a tradition more than 20- years old that comes complete with home- cooked food and hometown music.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:59:48]
[IN Q=Here in the mountains]

((RICK BOUCHER: HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF FUN WHEN WE'RE CAMPAIGNING.))
[RUNS =03]
[OUT Q=when we're campaigning]

The rally's name came about in 1960 when President Harry Truman took a train ride through the Ninth District.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:48:28]
[IN Q=And he stopped in]

((GARY HANCOCK: AND HE STOPPED IN ABINGDON.... ACRES AND ACRES OF DEMOCRATS HERE.))
[RUNS =07]
[OUT Q=acres of Democrats here]

Sunday hundreds of Democrats filled Edwards Hall at New River Community College to kick off Congressman Rick Boucher's campaign for a 12th term in the United States House of Representatives against former NASCAR executive and Republican Kevin Triplett. Boucher says he's excited about the economic success that's already been established in the district.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:01:07]
[IN Q=We're in the middle]

((RICK BOUCHER: WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECONOMIC TRANSITION THAT RESULTS IN SOME TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT LEAVING. WE'RE BRINGING NEW JOBS THAT TYPICALLY PAY MORE THAN THE JOBS THAT ARE LEAVING IN ORDER TO REPLACE THEM.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=to replace them]

Although the spotlight was on Boucher - Democratic state office hopefuls took the opportunity to meet and greet in preparation for next year's elections.
[SOT 03:43:06]

((HI, I'M CHAP PETERSON.))
[RUNS= 02]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:15:03]
[IN Q=Now that the Commonwealth]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: NOW THAT THE COMMONWEALTH HAS BEEN DECLARED A BATTLEGROUND STATE FOR THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, NINTH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE EXPERIENCING AN ENTHUSIASM ON THE STATE LEVEL THAT USUALLY ONLY COMES ABOUT WITH GUBERNATORIAL RACES.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=with gubernatorial races]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:20:12]
[IN Q=We're seeing now in this]

((TIM KAINE: WE'RE SEEING NOW IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CYCLE JUST A TREMENDOUS OUTFLOW OF ENERGY, YOUNG VOTERS, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN TO MEETINGS... GREAT TIME TO KEEP REBUILDING THE PARTY.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=rebuilding the party]

And while Republicans say, in the long run, Democrats are just spinning their wheels in Virginia. Democrats say they're ready to drive their message across the Commonwealth. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Pulaski County.))


[Trigger]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=D1]



[COMM BREAK]






[2Marketwatch]


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


In business news, American financial markets are closed on this Labor Day holiday. Our Marketwatch report returns tomorrow morning at this time. Stay with us, News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[BUMP]
[WINNER NEXT]




[Winner]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=D1]



[SUPER=45-Ava Bayne/Christiansburg;]

[BREAK]



[3-HEADLINES] [Susan at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Susan]


Here's what's making news on this Labor Day.
(----------------)
[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Susan]


Two deaths are blamed on tropical storm Frances. The core of Frances is now over the Gulf of Mexico after making its way across Florida's midsection. Even before the center of Frances left land, evacuation orders were issued for four counties in the Panhandle.
(----------------)
[ENG#=3]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Susan]

Some Roanoke Salvation Army members are on their Florida to help recovery efforts. Three members left yesterday bringing with them enought food and water to feed more than 13- hundred people.
(----------------)
[ENG#=4]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Susan]

And, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled for heart bypass surgery today in New York. Clinton complained of chest pains and shortness of breath late last week. He was admitted to hospital where doctors determined he would need the surgery to unclog several arteries.
(----------------)





[2Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC-24:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

State police promise plenty of patrols today. And if you're heading anywhere on this Labor day, expect lots of company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Heavy traffic is expected on Virginia highways. Virginia State Police will have 75 percent of its workforce on duty through tonight. Last year, troopers issued more than 13-thousand tickets over the holiday weekend. (------------) Officials say they'll be on the lookout for all violations -- including aggressive and drunken driving.