[VOBRoanoke-Flooding]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC 39:11]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]


The Roanoke River is on the way down, but the danger remains.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Once flood waters began to recede, many people ventured out, some even went into the water.
Several people had to be rescued throughout the night including three people near Victory Stadium.
Rescue personnel say the water is still not safe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:38:53]
[IN Q=People just need]

((KENNY FURROW/ROANOKE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT: PEOPLE JUST NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM THE WATER, RESPECT THE WATER. IT MAKES OUR JOB A LITTLE EASIER. WE HAVE PEOPLE OUT IN BOATS, THEY ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO HELP THESE PEOPLE OUT, AND IF THEY STAY OUT OF THE WATER WE DON'T HAVE TO PUT OUR LIVES ON THE LINE.))
[SUPER=01-Kenny Furrow/Roanoke City Fire Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on the line]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Because many roadways remain closed, some people cannot get home.
Many of them spent the night at shelters at the Salem Civic Center and the Roanoke Civic Center.
Nearly a hundred people used the shelters during and after the storm.
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[Salem-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=04-]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]



[GO STRAIGHT TO DOUBLE BOXES]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Steve Microwave;]

Steve Pardon is at the shelter at the Salem Civic Center. Steve, what is going on there now?
[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
[SUPER=@spa1]
[SUPER=05-Salem]




[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross]



[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Salem;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Steve Microwave;]



(Steve ad-lib back to Kim)


[National-Jeanne]


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


We're certainly not alone in coping with the aftermath of Jeanne--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


For residents all along the east coast, Jeanne just won't quit.
President Bush will get a first- hand look at the destruction today.
[SUPER=03-Hutchinson Island, FL;]


Meanwhile, the clean up continued along Florida's Treasure Coast.
Florida is the first state to deal with four hurricanes in one season since Texas did in 18-86.
For residents, it's as much about their emotions as it is their homes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=HOpefully that's the]

((RON BLACK/STORM VICTIM: HOPEFULLY, THAT'S THE END OF IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MOVING OUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE RE MOVING OUT BECAUSE THEY'RE SCARED. ))
[SUPER=01-Ron Black/Storm Victim;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=they're scared.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials say all of the storms this season have caused millions of dollars in damage to Florida beaches, wiping out some of them completely.
(------------)


[3-VP-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]


The two candidates vying for second in command are setting the stage for tomorrow night's Presidential debate.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dubuque, IA;]


Vice President Dick Cheney called this election a referendum on who can best keep America safe.
He told voters in Iowa Senator John Kerry is not prepared to lead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=His endless back]

((DICK CHENEY/VICE PRESIDENT: HIS ENDLESS BACK AND FORTH ON IRAQ SENDS A MESSAGE OF CONFUSION AND SHOWS THAT HE IS NOT READY FOR THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. ))
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Vice-President;]
[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=Commander-in-chief.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]


On the campaign trail with a 9-11 widow, John Edwards had a different message.
In Pittsburgh, he contended the Democratic ticket would do a better job protecting the country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You don't hear]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- NORTH CAROLINA: YOU DONT HEAR MUCH ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN ANYMORE DO YOU, NOT FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION, WELL WE WILL NOT TAKE OUR EYES OF THE PEOPLE WHO PERPETRATED THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH WE WILL MAKE SURE WE GO AFTER THESE PEOPLE RELENTLESSLY. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) North Carolina;]
[RUNS=:13] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=these people relentlessly.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Most national polls show Bush leading Kerry-- except in Florida, where surveys show a statistical dead heat.
(------------)



[11Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC1:03:52]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]
[ENG#=1]


The prosecution could wrap up its case against of former National D-Day Foundation President Richard Burrow today.
In testimony yesterday, a former state official said he would not have released more than 4 million dollars for the memorial if he had received an accurate picture of the foundation's finances.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Ron Tillett served as Secretary of Finance under Governor Jim Gilmore.
Tillett said he might have asked for an audit if he had known the money was going to pay back existing loans, rather than fund additional construction as Burrow had maintained.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Tillet also expressed concern that a two-day loan was used to meet the state's requirement for matching funds.


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Orbitz is on the stocks to watch list today. McDonald's C-E-O is back in the hospital. And, American Airlines plans to call back hundreds of flight attendents.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]

((ONES TO WATCH ON WALL STREET THIS MORNING... THE INTEREST SHOULD CONTINUE TODAY IN SHARES OF ONLINE TRAVEL WEBSITE ORBITZ... THEY TOOK A 20% JUMP ON TALKS OF A TAKE OVER IN LATE TRADING TUESDAY. REPORTEDLY THE SITE IS IN TALKS TO BE PURCHASED BY THE WORLD'S TOP HOTEL FRANCHISOR CENDANT, FOR MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS CASH.
ALSO MCDONALDS CEO CHARLIE BELL IS BACK IN THE HOSPITAL TO CLEAR UP A BLOCKAGE CAUSED BY COLORECTAL CANCER SURGERY, AND CONTINUE CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS. HE REPLACED JIM CANTALUPO WHO DIED IN APRIL.
THE MARKET MADE A LATE DAY PUSH INTO THE PLUS COLUMN TUESDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 88... THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 9.
CREDITED WITH HELPING THE LATE DAY RALLY... CRUDE PRICES, WHICH SETTLED JUST UNDER 50 DOLLARS A BARREL AND THE BLUE CHIPS GOT A LIFT FROM FROM CATAPILLAR, THE WORLDS TOP MAKER OF EARTH MOVING MACHINERY. THE COMPANY REPORTS GOOD SALES WILL BOOST ITS ANNUAL BOTTOM LINE.
AND FOR THE BUSY HOLIDAY TRAVEL SEASON... AMR, AMERICAN AIRLINES PARENT COMPANY SAYS IT PLANS TO CALL BACK MORE THAN 600 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS. ALL TO ACCOMODATE AN INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC FLIGHTS.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[11Salem-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC53:12]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]

Governor Mark Warner declared a state of emergency for all of Virginia in the wake of Jeanne, making state emergency resources available.
Many people in our part of the state are still feeling the effects of yesterday's flooding.
Residents of Ramey's and Salem Mobile Home parks are being allowed back to the their homes.
But, residents of Riverland Trailer Park and Willow River Apartments though are still not allowed back in.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Heavy rain yesterday morning brought rivers and creeks over their banks and flooded roadways. Roads in downtown Salem were closed and neighborhoods throughout the area were evacuated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@22:00:23.06]
[IN Q=We grabbed a week's worth...]

((DEE STEWART/FLOODING VICTIM: WE GRABBED A WEEK'S WORTH OF CLOTHES, NECESSITIES AND STACKED EVERYTHING AS HIGH AS IT COULD GO IN THE APARTMENT. WE GOT BREAKFAST AND WE'RE JUST WAITING.))
[SOT@23:12:10.20]

((BETTY ATKINS/FLOODING VICTIM:WE'RE LOSING EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHAT WE HAVE ON OUR BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Dee Stewart/Flooding Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Atkins/Flooding Victim; :09 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=... on our back.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video;]

There were some tense moments for some folks in Salem as the highwaters got the best of them. Home video shows a man at the Ramey Trailer Park being swept away. Some neighbors were able to get him before he went under. Salem's swift water rescue team was called to the Willow River Apartments after a family ignored the mandatory evacuation order. Everyone was rescued and returned to safe ground.
(------------)



[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[11NRV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC1:56:54]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]



[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The Roanoke River flooded much of Eastern Montgomery County including Elliston, Shawsville and Alleghany Springs. There were downed power lines and trees and several car accidents. Dozens of roads were closed and numerous people had to be evacuated from mobile home parks in the region.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I DON'T HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE.]

((TRACY GRAHAM: I DON'T HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE. AND IT'S JUST GETTING INTO MY HOUSE. IT'S NOT FUN. THIS IS WHY I'M MOVING IN THE SPRING. I'M SELLING IT AND MOVING IN THE SPRING TO HIGHER LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Tracy Graham/Flood Victim;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=TO HIGHER LAND]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Sheriffs officials spent most of the night keeping a close eye on the Roanoke River. Many folks in the region are expecting to spend the rest of the week cleaning up.
(------------)



[11Harsley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC15:17]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=3]


Lynchburg police now have a murder suspect in custody.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Emmitt Leonard Harsley, the Third, surrendered to police yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/August 31]


Police believe Harsley murdered a man outside the James Crossing apartments last month.
30- year old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard was killed.
Harsley faces murder and firearms charges.
(------------)



[Yemen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


Two men have been given the death penalty for planning the 2000 suicide attack on the U-S-S Cole.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October 12, 2000;]


One man is a Yemeni national-- the other is Saudi Arabian,who's believed to be the mastermind behind the attack that killed 17 American sailors.
He's being held by U-S authorities in an undisclosed location.
The judge in Yemen also sentenced four men to prison for their roles in the attack.
Their prison terms range from five to 10 years.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][11SML]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC05:25]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]


All of the rain has to go somewhere, and from the Roanoke River, it heads into Smith Mountain Lake. Brent Watts visited Bay Rock Marina yesterday where the water continues to rise, long after the rain has ended.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=While the sun...]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mt. Lake; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ross Kirtley/Boat Owner; :29]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Gregger/Boat Owner; 1:04]
[SUPER=@brent2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=...For News-7.]

((As the sun was setting, the work was just beginning for many boat owners at Smith Mountain Lake.
(SLOSH, SLOSH)

Run-off from the Roanoke River and it's tributaries turned what is typically a calm cove into a whirlpool of rising water. And docks that once provided a pathway above the lake, are now underwater themselves. [BITE BOAT OWNER] While some watched from the shore, these boat owners decided to live on their pontoon until the water receedes, which could be quite some time. Smith Mountain lake is expected to rise over 2 feet above normal full pond. If that's happens, many of these boats will be through the roof.
(BITE)
(JEAN)

Thanks to record rainfall from Jeanne, there's 4 times as much water rushing into the Smith Mountain Lake than their was this time Tuesday. And once the water does finally receede, debris will be the next obstacle boaters will face as they travel up and down the lake.))



(tape tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][Public-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC03:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=]


Roanoke County's Public Safety Building got a workout during Tuesday's storm.
It also go the green light for a replacement.
Last night, county supervisors voted unanimously to hire Northrup-Grumman Corporation to build a new public safety building.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February]


Officials say the current building is overcrowded and out of date.
It houses the 9-1-1 dispatch center, police department, fire and rescue administration, emergency operations center and information technology department.
The new facility will be built near the school admistrative offices on Cove Road.
It will cost 28 million dollars.
(------------)



[Trigger]


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






[ENG#=D1]



[COMM]





[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'.
In business news, stocks rebounded yesterday. And, consumer confidence was down this month. 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.]

((BLUE-CHIP STOCKS SOARED TUESDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS RALLIED 88-POINTS.... EVEN THOUGH OIL PRICES CONTINUED TO CLIMB.
THE NASDAQ GAINED NEARLY 10.


U-S LIGHT CRUDE OIL HIT ANOTHER RECORD HIGH. IT PEAKED AT 50-DOLLARS-20 CENTS A BARREL ON FRESH THREATS THAT A CIVIL WAR IN NIGERIA COULD DISRUPT EXPORTS.
BUT A REPORT OF INCREASED CAPACITY FROM SAUDI ARABIA CAUSED PRICES TO RETREAT FROM THEIR HIGHS.
LIGHT CRUDE SETTLED UP 26-CENTS AT 49-DOLLARS-90-CENTS A BARREL.


MOTOROLA SAYS IT'S CUTTING A THOUSAND JOBS AS IT FOCUSES ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS.
THE COMPANY ALSO SAID IT WILL TAKE A PRE-TAX CHARGE OF 50-MILLION DOLLARS FOR SEVERANCE PAYMENTS, AND ANOTHER CHARGE OF 80-MILLION DOLLARS FOR EARLY REPAYMENT OF DEBT.
THE WORLD'S NUMBER TWO MAKER OF CELL PHONES SAID NONE OF THE JOB CUTS WOULD COME IN ITS CELL PHONE BUSINESS.
A COMPANY SPOKESWOMAN SAID THE MOVE DOESN'T MEAN IT'S DECREASING THE OVERALL SIZE OF ITS WORK FORCE, ADDING IT'S CONTINUING TO HIRE NEW EMPLOYEES.


CONCERNS ABOUT JOBS DROVE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE LOWER IN SEPTEMBER.
THE CONFERENCE BOARD PUT ITS CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX AT A LOWER-THAN-EXPECTED 96-POINT-EIGHT, DOWN FROM AUGUST'S 98-POINT-SEVEN.


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


[11Patrick-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:21:28]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]


A Dry Pond woman is dead. Authorities believe she swept away in flood waters from Sandy Creek.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]

The Patrick County Sheriff's Department says the body of 51-year old Katherine L. Smith was found in an outhouse that had been washed about 150-yards downstream. A mobile home had also been dislodged. The Sheriff says Sandy Creek rose to approximately 10 feet and overflowed its banks.
(-------------)



[6-Ironto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC2:02:07]
[GRAPHIC=FLOODING]
[ENG#=2]


In Montgomery County, a truck driver found out the hard way that driving through flooded roadways is not only dangerous, but COSTLY.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Ironto;]

Rising waters along the North Fork area in Ironto forced the closure of the road and bridge that lead through Ellett Valley and connect the area to Blacksburg. Water had risen to the top of mailboxes. V-DOT closed the road when one truck driver decided to ignore the warning signs and drive through it anyway.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="THIS...]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hollandsworth/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...ENFORCING THE SIGNS.]
(------------)

[VO NAT CON'T :03] The driver was stopped and ticketed on the spot.
(------------)





[11Pitts-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC55:04]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]
[ENG#=3]


While most folks dealt with water, one man in Southside dealt with wind.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Joe McDaniel was asleep inside his Pittsylvania County home when strong winds roared through shortly after five yesterday morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:24:34]
[IN Q=The wind]

((JOE MCDANIEL/STORM VICTIM; THE WIND WOKE ME UP RATTLING THE SIDING ON THE TRAILER. THEN I HEARD THAT TRAIN NOISE. ABOUT 10 SECONDS, IT WAS ALL OVER WITH))
[SUPER=01-Joe McDaniel/Storm Victim]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it was all over with]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


That short burst of wind destroyed McDaniel's Dry Fork home and most of his belongings.
He thinks it was a tornado, although there is no confirmation.
(------------)



[11Hardy-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC39:51]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=4]

An accident in Franklin County sent four people to the hospital- including a two week old infant.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

It happened around 5:15 yesterday on Hardy Road when a Blazer crossed the double yellow line and struck a van. The driver of the Blazer, Kevin Parker of Goodview, has been charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle and not wearing a seatbelt. William Rye from Roanoke was driving the van. Both men were hurt, but their injuries were NOT life threatening. The injuries were more severe for a passenger in the Blazer, Savannah Beckner is in critical condition. The infant who was also in the blazer is doing well but is being kept for observation. All four are at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
(------------)



[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]

It appears West Nile virus has claimed its first victim this year in Virginia- in Fairfax County. Health officials say an elderly man died early this month and the diagnosis is still being confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If confirmed, it will be Virginia's fifth human case and the first fatality from the virus this year.

[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Early Years]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]
[ENG#=1]


It's past your child's bedtime and their homework is sitting untouched. Should you step in an help or is there a more important lesson to be learned?
(+++++++++++)

[TAKE FS EARLY YEARS] Parenting Magazine's Rachell Hall answers those questions in today's Early Years segment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now that kids]
[SUPER=01-Janet Chan/Parenting Magazine]
[SUPER=04-Ask to see assignments; :]
[SUPER=04-Create an environment; :]
[SUPER=04-Make homework a priority; :]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Hall/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=fourth to sixth grade.]

((NOW THAT KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, PARENTS ARE FACED WITH THAT NIGHTLY CHALLENGE: HOMEWORK.
IT'S YOUR CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT BUT THERE IS A BARELY A PARENT ALIVE WHO HASN'T HEARD THE PLEA "WILL YOU PLEASE HELP ME?'.

PARENTING MAGAZINE SAYS LET YOUR CHILD KNOW YOU WILL HELP BUT YOU WILL NOT BE THE FIRST RESOURCE.


If your child comes to you with an unfinished project or a homework assignment and it is the eleventh hour and it's her first or second time, go ahead and offer your help. It will help you both sleep better that night. But if your child is a constant procrastinator, and this has become a pattern, it's better just to hold off. Let your child go to school and face the consequences, that could be a good lesson in itself .


THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR CHILDREN IS SHOW THEM YOU THINK HOMEWORK IS IMPORTANT. ASK TO SEE YOUR CHILDREN'S ASSIGNMENTS AND DISCUSS IT WITH THEM.


CREATE A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT IS CONDUCIVE TO GETTING HOMEWORK DONE. KEEP IT ORGANIZED AND LIMIT DISTRACTIONS.


DON'T LET HOMEWORK GET PUSHED OFF. IF HOMEWORK IS NOT GETTING DONE CONSISTENTLY, CONSIDER CUTTING BACK ON OTHER ACTIVITIES.


THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HAS RECOMMENDED NO MORE THAN TWENTY MINUTES OF HOMEWORK FOR KINDERGARTEN TO THIRD GRADE, AND TWENTY TO FORTY MINUTES FOR KIDS FOURTH TO SIXTH GRADE.))

[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

That was Rachel Hall reporting. News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [Kim tosses to break] [COMM]