[Robbery-Arrest]

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Police have arrested the man they say beat and robbed another man at a car wash earlier this week.
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[VO-NAT]

The Henry County Sheriff's department charged 27 year old Calvin Elmore George, Jr. with felony robbery and felony malicious wounding.
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[Take Aprisa Full ESSB 120] The incident occured at the Magic Car Wash on Moran's Hill in Bassett. George is being held in the Henry County jail without bond.
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[Inmate-Capture]


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Police in Danville have caught an inmate who walked away from work detail last month.
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[TAKE APRISA FULL e538] They say Micheal Dean Turner was arrested without incident at a residence in the 400 block of Parker Road. Turner was on a work crew near Market Garden baseball field when he ran off.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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He's being charged with misdemeanor escaping custody without force.


[AM-Reid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Last minute appeals to the U-S Supreme Court and Governor Mark Warner did not halt the execution of 58 year old James Reid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape]

At 12 minutes after nine last night, Reid was put to death by lethal injection.
Back in 1997, Reid was convicted of the murder of 87 year old Annie Lester.
Her family did not attend the execution.
Lester's niece told News 7 yesterday that Reid must be punished.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I would like]

((LOUISE BROWN: I WOULD LIKE THE FAMILY TO ACCEPT MY SYMPATHY. I KNOW THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT. DEATH IS HARD ON EVERYBODY. BUT STILL HIS DEATH IS NOT LIKE THAT OF MY AUNTS. .))
[SUPER=01-Louise Brown/Lester's Neice;]
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[OUT Q=of my aunts.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Reid's attorneys tried to stop last night's execution by arguing that it's unconstitutional. They believe it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment because Reid could have felt pain before he died. His execution may have proven the lawyer's point. That's because medical technicians had a difficult time placing I-V's in Reid. His execution is the fifth in Virginia this year.

[Hurricane-Ivan]


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Hurricane Ivan is making a beeline toward Jamaica, and will hit the Caribbean island sometime today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kingston, Jamaica;]


Authorites have urged a half million people to clear out of coastal areas.
Those who are sticking around flocked to grocery stores and gas stations to stock up against the storm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I saw the Weather Channel]

(( I SAW THE WEATHER CHANNEL TODAY AND IT DIDN'T LOOK PRETTY AT ALL. I DIDN'T TAKE ANY PRECAUTION AT ALL WHERE (HURRICA
NE) CHARLEY WAS CONCERNED, BUT NOW I HAVE TO DO IT, BECAUSE THIS ONE IS A MONSTER.)) [RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=is a monster]
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[VO-NAT]


The huge storm has already killed at least 23 people, as it tore a path across Grenada and Barbados.
It's the deadliest hurricane to hit the region in a decade.
Meanwhile, residents and tourists in the Florida Keys have started heading north.
Ivan could strike there on Sunday.
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[Assault-Weapons]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Without a vote in Congress, a 10- year- old ban on assault weapons expires on Monday.
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[VO-NAT]


Law enforcement agencies across the country would like to see the ban extended for weapons like these.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


But lawmakers and the Presidential candidates are walking a fine line with the N-R-A and gun- owning voters. Some Democrats are blaming President Bush for the law's expiration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If the President]

((SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: IF THE PRESIDENT WOULD PUBLICLY CALL ON THE HOUSE TO PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Schumer/(D) New York;]
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[OUT Q=have to do it.]
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President Bush says he would sign such a bill if Congress passes it.
Democrat John Kerry also supports the ban's renewal, while trying to win the votes of gun owners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have been]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I HAVE BEEN A HUNTER SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD I BELIEVE IN THE SECOND AMENDMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Nominee;]
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[OUT Q=second amendment.]
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The N-R-A plans to endorse President Bush after the ban lapses, but will launch a series of attacks against Kerry's voting record on gun rights.
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[11County-School]


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Alternatives will be available for students who do not want to dissect frogs and other animals in science class.

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[VO-NAT]


Virginia has joined a handful of states that have enacted laws allowing students to opt out of dissecting.
They'll now be able to decline without any penalty.
Instructors must then provide alternative learning tools.
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[SOT :35]
[IN Q=We feel like there]

((LORRAINE LANGE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: WE FEEL LIKE THERE IS GOING TO BE NO PROBLEM AT ALL. WE HAVE COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CD ROMS, PLASTIC MODELS, ANY THINGS LIKE THAT STUDENTS CAN USE IN PLACE OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Lange/Roanoke Co. Asst. Super. of Instruction]
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[OUT Q=in place of it]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke County school board took up the issue last night.
Board members will vote on the new policy at its next meeting September 23rd.
We should point out those students who still want to dissect can do so.
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[6-Victory-Stadium]


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Barring more heavy rain, Virginia Union WILL play Livingstone College in the 5th annual Western Virginia Educational Classic at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The game had been threatened by Wednesday's flooding at Victory Stadium. City leaders inspected the field yesterday and determined that it is in playing shape.
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[SOT - 8:43:30]
[IN Q=The field is going to be...]

((CHIP SNEAD/ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER; THE FIELD IS GOING TO BE IN PLAYABLE CONDITION SATURDAY AFTERNOON. IT WILL NOT BE DRY AND THERE WILL BE SOME TURF DAMAGE TO THE FIELD, BUT WE'LL DEAL WITH THAT NEXT WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Assistant City Manager; ]
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[OUT Q=deal with that next week.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Wednesday; ]

On Wednesday, flood waters covered more than 45 percent of the field. Sherman Lea, the organizer of the game, and a supporter of renovating the facility says the fast recovery from the flood shows the city should keep Victory Stadium.
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[SOT - 8:41:55]
[IN Q=It was close, but who...]

((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; IT WAS CLOSE, BUT WHO KNOWS... I THINK MOTHER NATURE HAS A WAY OF TELLING US SOMETHING, AND I THINK THIS IS A MESSAGE THAT VICTORY STADIUM IS THE PLACE WE NEED TO BE.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Council; ]
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[OUT Q=is the place we need to be.]
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[VO-NAT]

One locker room was flooded in the storm and a layer of mud still covers the track. City officials say they will have all of that cleaned up in time for the game.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, The House has moved to block the Labor Department's new overtime rules.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York.]

(( EXPECT AN ACTIVE DAY FOR ALCOA. SHARES FELL MORE THAN 5% AFTER THE BELL THURSDAY. THE NEW YORK BASED ALUMINUM PRODUCER ANNOUNCED IT EXPECTS A THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS SHORT FALL... THE COMPANY BLAMES A STRIKE, FIRE AND RESTRUCTURING COSTS.



U-S STOCKS RODE MOSTLY HIGHER IN LATE TRADING,
GETTING A LIFT FROM THE TECH SECTOR THURSDAY.


THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 24.


THE NASDAQ UP 19.


CISCO SYSTEMS SAYS ITS SIGNED A DEAL TO ACQUIRE NETSOLVE FOR MORE THAN 128-MILLION DOLLARS.


A BLOW TO THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. THE HOUSE VOTED TO OVERTURN NEW LABOR DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS IN OVER TIME PAY. BUSH HAS THREATENED TO VETO THE 142.5 BILLION DOLLAR SPENDING BILL IF THE OVER TIME RULES ARE TAMPERED WITH.


OIL PRICES CLIMBED AS MUCH AS 4%, AFTER WORD OF A DROP IN CRUDE INVENTORY. OIL IS PRICING ABOVE $44 A BARELL.


HERE'S NEWS FOR THE CURRENT OR POTENTIAL HOMEOWNER...
U-S MORTGAGE RATES HAVE CLIMBED IN THE LAST WEEK FROM THEIR 5 MONTH LOWES.
THE AVERAGE RATE ON A FIXED 30-YEAR MORTGAGE IS 5.83%


FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE. CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Campaign-2004]


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The latest C-B-S News poll of registered voters finds President Bush now leads Senator John Kerry by seven points.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnstown, PA;]


On the campaign trail yesterday, Bush defended his record on job creation.
He says his tax cuts helped create new jobs, and says Kerry would raise taxes on everyone to pay for his spending plans.
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]


Meanwhile, Kerry argues he's the only candidate with a viable health care plan.
The Democrat says he would lower premiums and let Americans buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.
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[Ritter]


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The family of late actor John Ritter has sued a California hospital, accusing it of negligence in his death last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The wrongful death suit accuses the hospital of mis- diagnosing his condition, contributing to the 54- year- old's sitcom star's unexpected death.
The suit says Ritter died of a tear in his aorta.
But it says the hospital wrongfully diagnosed him as having a heart attack.
Ritter was best known for his role as Jack Tripper on "Three's company."
He was starring on A-B-C's "Eight Simple Rules" when he died last September.
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[11Price]


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Virginia Tech is mourning the loss of one of its former cadets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Flags are flying at half staff around campus for Army Lieutenant Tim Price. The 25 year old from Midlothian, Virginia was killed by hostile fire in Baghdad on Tuesday. The Corp of Cadets has placed a wreath in his honor at the war memorial. Price will be the 419th named engraved on the Memorial. He will be remembered at a formal flag lowering ceremony, today at 4:45 at the flag pole on the quad.
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[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Fire heavily damaged an apartment house in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Crews were called to the building on Salem Avenue around seven o-clock last night. Originally firefighters thought two people may be trapped inside- but later found out that everyone got out safely.
There was still one rescue yesterday- firefighters found a little dog trapped inside. The dog and everyone else living at the apartment were fine, but the house had major damage.
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[COMM][Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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In business news, A new report is released on oil supply and consumption. Health care costs are up. And a look at Wall Street. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((A MIXED SESSION ON WALL STREET..
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE FELL 24 TO TEN-THOUSAND-289, BUT THE NASDAQ GAINED 19 AT 18-HUNDRED-69.
SHARES OF NOKIA JUMPED EIGHT PERCENT AFTER THE WORLD'S LARGEST CELLPHONE MAKER RAISED ITS EARNINGS OUTLOOK BECAUSE OF INCREASED DEMAND FOR ITS PHONES.


THE WORLD'S APPETITE FOR OIL IS ON THE RISE AND A NEW REPORT INDICATES THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH SUPPLY TO MEET THE RELENTLESS DEMAND.
THE REPORT FROM WASHINGTON-BASED P-F-C ENERGY SAYS THE WORLD WON'T BE ABLE TO PRODUCE MORE THAN 100 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL A DAY BY THE END OF THE NEXT DECADE..
THAT'S ONLY ABOUT 20 PERCENT MORE THAN CURRENT OUTPUT AND WELL BELOW DEMAND PROJECTIONS..
BUT OIL COMPANIES INSIST THE INDUSTRY IS WELL-EQUIPPED TO MEET FUTURE DEMAND.


NEW NUMBERS SHOW JUST HOW DRAMATIC THE SPIKE IN HEALTH CARE COSTS REALLY IS.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION...
PREMIUMS FOR EMPLOYER-SPONSORED PLANS ROSE MORE THAN 11-PERCENT THIS YEAR.
IT'S THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR OF DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES... BUT IT'S NOT QUITE AS STEEP AS LAST YEAR'S NEARLY 14-PERCENT JUMP.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))

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[11United-Way]


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United Way of the Roanoke Valley is working to promote the "power of one."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The organization kicked off its annual fundraising campaign at Salem Memorial Stadium yesterday. Officials say donating just one dollar a week can make a huge difference.
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[SOT 42:17]
[IN Q=We just want everybody to]

((FRANK ROGAN/UNITED WAY CEO: WE JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO THINK ABOUT GIVING- GIVE FROM THE HEART AND EVERYTHING DOES MATTER AND WE'LL MAKE SURE - WHEN THE MONEY IS INVESTED IT REALLY WILL HELP GET RESULTS AND HELP PEOPLE IN NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Rogan/United Way of Roanoke Valley CEO;]
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[OUT Q=help people in need]
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[VO-NAT]

Rogan says the programs funded by United Way impact *one in every three* people in the valley. Last year the organization raised more than six- million dollars. They hope to exceed that number this year and have already raised more than one million dollars. Yesterday, corporate sponsors participated in "Impact Olympics" to reinforce United Way's goal of making an impact in the Valley.
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