[Hurricane-Ivan]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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As promised, Hurricane Ivan spun over Cuba's western tip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pinar Del Rio, Cuba;]


The powerful storm soaked fields and wiped out trees and power lines.
Despite the damage, Cuban leader Fidel Castro vowed NOT to accept any aid from the U-S.
Meanwhile the U-S Gulf Coast is preparing for its brush with Ivan.
From Florida's panhandle to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, emergency officials have stepped up their warnings.

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[IN Q=Wherever this]

((MICHAEL HARDEN/FLORIDA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: WHEREVER THIS STORM COMES ASHORE- ITS GOING TO CAUSE A LOT OF DAMAGE. ))

[SUPER=01-Michael Harden/Florida Emergency Management;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=lot of damage]
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Residents are busy boarding up their homes and preparing to get out of town quickly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's hard to know]

((ITS HARD TO KNOW WHETHER TO GO EAST OR WEST. BUT ID PICK ONE AND GO.))
[RUNS=:04] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=pick one and go.]
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Ivan is one of the srongest hurricanes to ever hit the Caribbean.
So far, it's blamed for at least 68 deaths.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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U- S military officials say a car bomb has exploded in Baghdad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


A spokesman for Iraq's health ministry says at least 32 people were killed today and nearly 90 others have been injured.
The blast went off near a police station, as dozens of people were applying for jobs there.
Iraqi police forces have regularly been targeted by insurgents who see them as ``collaborators'' with U- S forces.


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[6-Rigged-Letters]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Governor Mark Warner and West Virginia Governor Bob Wise are the latest targets in a series of attempted attacks on U-S governors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

Letters rigged to ignite when opened have been sent to governors in at least 17 states in the last week.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday, similar letters were intercepted before reaching governors Warner and Wise. Both learned of the attempts at a Southern Governors' Association conference in Richmond.
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[SOT 13:49 AND 14:55]
[IN Q=we're all outraged]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'RE ALL OUTRAGED THAT SOMEONE WOULD TRY TO PUT PEOPLE IN FEAR AND THREATEN NOT ONLY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, BUT THE REAL PERSON WHO'S POTENTIALLY MORE AT RISK IS THE PERSON WHOSE JOB IT IS TO OPEN THE MAIL. /// BOB WISE/WV GOVERNOR: IT'S A ROUTINE PROCESS NOW THAT WE HAVE TO WEAR GLOVES TO OPEN OUR MAIL.))
[SUPER=@markWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Bob Wise/(D) West Virginia; :17 QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=open our mail]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials said both letters were in standard, white business envelopes, and had a return address from Nevada's maximum-security Ely State Prison. At least three of the letters opened last week caught fire, but no one has been injured.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities in Nevada are investigating a person of interest in connection with the letters. A corrections official says investigators are comparing the individual's handwriting to that on the envelopes.

[11Franklin-Murder]


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Authorities have now determined the cause of death of a man murdered in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Sunday;]

An autopsy report shows 32-year-old Ronald Christopher Bonds died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bonds was found dead Saturday inside his mobile home at the Chestnut Trailer Park Court on English Road. Investigators are now interviewing people who knew Bonds. So far, they have NOT named any suspects.
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[11Mariners-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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It's been one of the biggest developments ever undertaken in Bedford County, but supervisors are only just now getting a look at the master plan for Mariners Landing.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, residents around that part of Smith Mountain Lake want more details about what's in store for their neighborhood.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Barnes/Concerned Citizens Group; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bob Bashore/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :51]
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( It's been developed piece by piece since the 1980's ... now Mariners Landing boasts an 18-hole golf course, restaurants and hundreds of houses, townhomes and condos.
Now, developer John White is finishing construction on his first multi-story condominium along Craddock Creek.
Plans call for at least two more, but residents are saying 'not so fast'.
[SOT 18:43:40]

((LYNN BARNES/CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP: THE AREA IS COMPOSED OF PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL FOLKS, THIS KIND OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IS JUST OUT OF PLACE IN THAT PART OF THE LAKE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=of the lake.]


On Monday night, the Bedford supervisors got their first look at the master plan for the entire Mariners Landing project.
Current land use guidelines would allow White to build anything from a hunting preserve to an airport ... now the county wants to know exactly what he has in mind.
[SOT 18:47:09]

((BOB BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK THE BREADTH OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD OCCUR IN EACH ONE OF THOSE IS WHAT WE WERE MORE INTERESTED IN HAVING DELINEATED.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=having delineated.]
[SOT 18:49:56]

((BOB BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: EVERYBODY WANTS THE BEAUTY OF THE LAKE, EVERYBODY WANTS THE PRISTINENESS, THEN YOU PILE BOATS AND BOATS AND BOATS ON TOP OF THIS, SOMEHOW THESE THINGS CLASH TOGETHER.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=clash together.]


Residents have already voiced their concerns about increased traffic, noise problems and pollution.
Those comments and questions from county leaders will be passed on to the developers in October.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))


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A gas line exploded in an Indiana neighborhood last night,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hammond, IN;]


sending flames high into the air.
Officials believe some construction crews working in the area accidentally hit a gas main, touching off the blaze.
Quick work from firefighters in hosing down houses in the area prevented them from catching on fire.
There were no reports of any injuries.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, shares of US Airways fell yesterday. And, Cisco has agreed to buy DynamicSoft.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm JL.]


((Oil and Airline stocks could be on Wall Street's radar once again when the markets open Tuesday. The Dow ended off its lows in Monday's session, as investors sold off on oil worries and a bankruptcy filing from U-S Airways. The Nasdaq showed some resilience, adding 16 points.
Investors will react to Cisco's latest acquisition. After Monday's close, the networking giant announced it has (CSCO) agreed to buy DynamicSoft, for 55-million dollars. The company makes Internet data and voice software. Cisco says the deal will strengthen its position, in the broadband communications market.
Shares of US Airways skidded down 30-percent, after the 7th largest airline in the U.S., has announced it has it has filed for bankruptcy. The carrier says it will continue normal operations.
And shoppers nationwide will be seeing more of the Macy's name. Macy's parent company, Federated Department Stores (FD), says it plans to change the names of all of its regional department stores, to the Macy's nameplate. The change will take effect in January 2005.
Find all the latest market news at our website. Cbs.mw.com In ny I'm jl.))

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[Campaign-2004]


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President Bush campaigns today in Colorado and Nevada.
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[SUPER=03-Battle Creek, MI;]


In Michigan yesterday, Bush touted his own health care policy, while characterizing his rival's proposal as a government takeover that'll raise taxes.
Meanwhile, Democrat John Kerry blasted Bush for not pushing for an extension of the assault weapons ban.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=George Bush's]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: GEORGE BUSH'S POWERFUL FRIENDS IN THE GUN LOBBY ASKED HIM TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND HE COULDN'T RESIST AND HE SAID "SURE" )) (('LET ME TALK ABOUT GUNS RIGHT QUICK. I BELIEVE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OWN WEAPONS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Nominee;]
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[OUT Q=to own weapons.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 10-year federal ban on assault weapons expired at midnight.


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[11US-Airways]


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It's the biggest carrier in the Valley and the 7th largest in the nation. On Sunday, U-S Airways filed bankruptcy for the second time in two-years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

U-S Airway's president says passenger's tickets and frequent flier miles will be honored, the schedule will be uninterrupted and normal day-to-day operations will continue. Nevertheless, a local travel agent is warning customers about buying U-S Airways tickets for 2005, but even if they did- travelers would still be covered.
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[SOT@20:57.09/today's Claris tape]
[IN Q=Other airlines want to...]

((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: OTHER AIRLINES WANT TO HONOR THOSE TICKETS, THEY'RE CASH TO AIRLINES. SO THE QUESTION BECOMES DOES A DELTA, CONTINENTAL, AMERICAN OR WHOEVERS THERE- DO THEY HAVE A SEAT FOR YOU? YOU BETCHA' THEY'LL TAKE THOSE TICKETS, THAT'S REVENUE TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=... revenue to them.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke Regional Airport officials say it will continue to support the airline and are waiting to see what happens next.
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[11Vick-Case]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Suspended Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick won't do any jail time for a party with underage girls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The 20 year old pleaded no contest yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The charges stem from a party Vick and two teammates, Brenden Hill and Mike Imoh, had with 14 and 15 year old girls at Vick's apartment last winter. Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the jail time was suspended. He was also ordered to perform 24-hours of community service, fined 100 dollars and can not have any contact with the teenage girls. The University has already suspended Vick for the season, but Vick's lawyer believes he'll return to school.
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(kim tosses to bump)

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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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In business news, Stocks closed slightly higher yesterday. And, Hurricane Ivan is already having an effect on crude oil prices. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]

((TECH STOCKS RALLIED FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT SESSION.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED ONE POINT.
AS THE NASDAQ GAINED 16.


U-S LIGHT CRUDE ROSE MORE THAN A DOLLAR PER BARREL ON FEARS THAT HURRICANE IVAN COULD HALT PRODUCTION AND DAMAGE OIL AND GAS FIELDS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.
ENERGY COMPANIES EVACUATED THOUSANDS OF WORKERS FROM DRILLING RIGS IN THE AREA.
ABOUT A FOURTH OF U-S OIL AND GAS OUTPUT COMES FROM THE GULF.
LIGHT CRUDE CLOSED UP A DOLLAR-SIX AT 43-DOLLARS-AND-87-CENTS A BARREL.


SHARES OF US AIRWAYS FELL 30-PERCENT A DAY AFTER IT FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.
IN ITS FIRST MOVE SINCE THE FILING, THE COMPANY ASKED A JUDGE MONDAY FOR PERMISSION TO SKIP A 110-MILLION DOLLAR PENSION PAYMENT DUE WEDNESDAY.
SHARES CLOSED DOWN 44-CENTS AT A DOLLAR-AND-TWO-CENTS.


A GROUP OF INVESTORS LED BY SONY HAS AGREED TO BUY M-G-M FOR NEARLY FIVE BILLION DOLLARS.
EARLIER MONDAY, TIME-WARNER DROPPED ITS BID FOR THE FILM STUDIO... FOLLOWING WORD THAT SONY HAD RAISED ITS OFFER.
TIME WARNER IS THE PARENT COMPANY OF CNN, WHICH PREPARED THIS REPORT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M JOHN LISK.))

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[11Opera-Roanoke]


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Roanoke's Market Square is putting opera on the lunch-time menu.
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Bass Baritone Drew Dowdy is putting on a strolling performance as part of a new Opera Roanoke advertising campaign. Among other pieces, the 27-year old is singing selections from Verdi's (VEHR-deez) Rigoletto in which he'll star later this month.
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[SOT 9:18:45 - 9:18:56]
[IN Q=We're getting a pretty good response...]

((DREW DOWDY/BASS BARITONE, OPERA ROANOKE: WE'RE GETTING A PRETTY GOOD RESPONSE. LOTS OF PEOPLE SAY THEY ENJOY IT AND ONE WONDERFUL WOMAN SAID SHE THOUGHT WE SHOULD DO THIS ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Drew Dowdy/Opera Roanoke Bass Baritone;]
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[OUT Q=thought we should do this all the time.]
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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated says it, too, would like to see more performances on the Market. The Opera's concerts are free and can be caught this Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 and 1:30.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[6-NRV-Drowning]


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A man trying to save a life, lost his own in the New River yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

According to Longshop-McCoy's fire chief, a 29 year old man was trying to rescue a woman who fell in the New River and then drowned himself. Rescuers say the female had fallen off the rocks around the McCoy Falls area in Giles County. Witnesses say the victim appeared to have a problem and was swept away. His body was recovered about a mile and a half down the river near the Eggleston Bridge and was taken to Giles County Hospital. His named won't be released until his family is notified.
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