[VOB-Debate]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Workers are getting the stage set for tonight's Presidential debate in Miami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


During their 90- minute meeting, President Bush and John Kerry will make their positions clear on foreign policy and security.
Millions of television viewers are expected to tune in at 9 tonight, and many are already saying what they want to hear from each candidate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I would like]

((HENRY LUCE/PALM BEACH RESIDENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE KERRY COME OUT A LOT STRONGER.)) ((JON RUBSAMEN/WASHINGTON, DC RESIDENT: BUSH NEEDS TO SHOW SENSITIVITY TO AMERICA AND TO THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Luce/Palm Beach Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jon Rubsamen/Washington, DC Resident; :05]
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=international arena.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 2000 Presidential election was decided in Florida by just 537 votes.
But four hurricanes in just six weeks all but halted campaigning there.
Bush plans to tour more of the storm damage before tonight's debate.
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[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC28:01]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]

President Bush is leading in Virginia, but the margin is not as wide as one might expect.
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[VO-NAT]


According to the latest News 7 Mason Dixon poll, George W. Bush leads Democrat challenger John Kerry by six points.
A year ago, Bush had an eighteen point lead.
But when it comes to the president's job performance, a majority rates it as excellent or good.
A majority of voters also say the economy is the most important issue this election, and 46-percent believe the president would handle the economy better.
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[Iraq]


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


Military officials say a car bombing outside the mayor's office in the Abu Ghraib area of Baghdad has killed two people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


At least 60 others were injured, including four American soldiers.
A U-S military spokesman says the soldiers have been evacuated for treatment.
Officials believe the bombing was a suicide attack.
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[11Buchanan-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC12:18]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=4]


Officials predicted the James River in Buchanan would fall below flood stage after midnight and it has done just that.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


Yesterday, the James crested at 25 point 6 feet- about 8 feet above flood stage.
Nearly a half dozen businesses along Lowe street sustained major water damage-- including two restaurants and a church.
Although the river came within feet of their doorsteps, no homes were evacuated due to the rising water.
Residents are now beginning to clean up.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Salem-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC55:59]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]



[ENG#=1]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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

Clean up continues in Salem after Tuesday's flooding. Yesterday, crews patched roads and replaced signs which were washed out by the severe weather. Residents around Salem tried to put their neighborhoods back together - they shoveled mud and sprayed driveways.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@4:46:30.13]
[IN Q=We weren't expecting this...]

((KARI BANNICK, FLOOD VICTIM: WE WEREN'T EXPECTING THIS ONE, WEREN'T EVEN THINKING ABOUT JEAN. WE WERE THINKING ABOUT OTHER HURRICANE, BUT WE HAD GOTTEN READY FOR IT, SO AT LEAST I WAS SEMI-READY ANYWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Kari Bannick/Flood Victim]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=... was semi-ready anyway.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Residents at Willow River Apartments were evacuated Tuesday morning and are expected to be out of their homes until Friday. A number of bottom-level apartments are still flooded and the fire chief says they're unsafe.
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[11Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC1:04:28]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]
[ENG#=2]


Lawyers will begin their defense of Richard Burrow today.
The government finished presenting its case against the former D-Day Memorial director yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Burrow is charged with defrauding banks and the state of Virginia as he raced to raise money to build the D-Day Memorial before its dedication in 2001.
Yesterday, F-B-I agent Richard Ress told the jury it was clear Burrow was spending money designated for an education center on the monument itself, against donors' wishes.
The trial is now expected to last into next week.
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[11Stewart-Alderson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC40:18]
[GRAPHIC=MArtha Stewart]
[ENG#=3]


Martha Stewart is headed to Camp Cupcake.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alderson, WV]


That's the nickname for the federal prison just across the state line in Alderson, West Virginia.
Stewart will serve her five-month sentence at the prison along the Greenbrier River.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT BITE At :56]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((MELINDA MARTIN/ALDERSON RESIDENT; I DON'T THINK THERE GONNA BE SOME LACE CURTAINS OVER THERE, SHE MIGHT BE MAKING SOME (LAUGHING).))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Martin/Alderson, WV Resident]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=making some. LAUGHING]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


The minimum security women's prison has seen it's share of high-profile inmates.
Nazi propagandist Axis Sally did time there after World War Two, as did Singer Billie Holliday.
More recently, the woman who tried to kill President Ford was held there.
Lynette, Squeaky, Fromme actually escaped from the prison for a few days in 1987.
Martha Stewart must report to prison by October 8th.
A source says Alderson was picked because of its remote location-- amid fears the prisons that Stewart wanted were too media-accessible.
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[Denney]


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


Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Denney spent the night in the hospital after being shot in the leg on a team bus last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO;]


But team trainers removed the bullet before Denney was taken to the hospital.
His teammate Ryan Ludwick was grazed by the bullet, and was also not seriously injured.
The shooting occurred while the team was headed to the Kansas City International Airport.
Officials say the shot was fired into the side of the team's bus.
Police are investigating.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, K-Mart wraps up a multi-million dollar deal with Sears. Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]

((STOCKS TO WATCH TODAY...
K-MART WRAPS UP A 575 MILLION DOLLAR DEAL TO SELL 50 STORES TO SEARS. K-MART WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE MOST OF THE STORES UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH. SEARS HAS AGREED TO CONSIDER OFFERING JOBS TO K-MART EMPLOYEES.
AFTER THE BELL WEDNESDAY, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO GOT A BOOST FROM NEWS RETAILING GIANT WAL-MART BEGAN TO CARRY SANYO RADIOS THAT CAN TUNE IN TO THE SERIUS SATELLITE MUSIC SERVICE.
AND EVENTHOUGH HURRICANS HURT SALES WENDY'S INTERNATIONAL INSISTS THE IMPACT WON'T HURT THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS BECAUSE OF STRENGTH FROM ITS TIM HORTONS CHAIN.
WEDNESDAY STOCKS ENDED AT A ONE WEEK HIGH .. A KEY FACTOR IN THAT... A DROP IN OIL PRICES. THE DOW ENDED THE DAY UP 58... THE NASDAQ UP AS WELL 24.
YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PRINT YOUR OWN STAMPS FROM YOUR P-C ANY MORE... OR MAYBE JUST THE NEXT THREE MONTHS THAT ALL DEPENDS ON THE OUTCOME OF A U-S POSTAL SERVICE REVIEW OF THE PRODUCT PHOTOSTAMPS. STAMPS.COM SAYS THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE HAS ASKED IT TO END ITS MARKET TESTING OF ITS POSTAGE PRODUCT AND STOP TAKING ORDERS AS OF TOMORROW.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE 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]


[St-Helens]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


There are more signs that Mount Saint Helens is about to erupt again--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mt. St. Helens, WA;]


It started rumbling more intensely, and scientists warn it could have a small or moderate eruption in the next few days.
They started closely monitoring the volcano last week after recording a swarm of tiny earthquakes.
The Geological Survey has since issued an eruption advisory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It would be a ]
[SUPER=01-Dan Dzurisin/Geologist;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=of the volcano]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Despite their concerns, scientists aren't expecting anything like the devastating 19-80 eruption that left 57 people dead.
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[11Roanoke-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:03:06]
[GRAPHIC=Flood aftermath]
[ENG#=2]

Cleanup has begun along the Roanoke River.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]

Floodwaters reached the third row of Victory Stadium and left a thick layer of muck on the track and in rooms throughout the structure. At the National Guard armory, soldiers cleaned up after Jeanne left gallons of the slop around the building, and in the gymnasium.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 22:12:20]
[IN Q=Clean up...]

((LT. COL. ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; CLEAN UP THE MUCK, AND MOVE FORWARD. AND WE'RE STILL PREPARED TO TRAIN OUR SOLDIERS FOR OPERATIONS WHETHER THEY BE STATE OR FEDERAL, IF NEED BE WE COULD STILL BE CALLED OUT TO FUNCTION AND NOT MISS A BEAT AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Eric Barr/Virginia Army National Guard;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=at this point.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Several businesses were also damaged from flooding. Officials say construction on a flood prevention project along that part of the river is expected to start in the Spring of 2006.
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[WIPE TO ARPISA!!!]


[11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC55:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[WIPE TO RED CROSS FS]
(XXXXXXXXX)


The Red Cross is stepping up to help flood victims.
The organization will open a service center later today at Ridgewood Baptist Church in Roanoke from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
But the Red Cross also needs little help of its own.
[ENG#=3]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The Roanoke Valley chapter needs to raise 250-thousand dollars for its disaster relief fund.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:10:53]
[IN Q=It's absolutely crucial]

((BAYARD HARRIS/RED CROSS ROANOKE VALLEY; IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL. DISASTER AFTER DISASTER YOU CAN'T MEET THE NEEDS OF THE VICTIMS WITHOUT A CONTINUING INFUSION OF NEW DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS))
[SUPER=01-Bayard Harris/Roanoke Valley Red Cross; :03]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=new donations and contributions]
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


Financial contributions are being taken at Kroger and Lowe's stores in the Roanoke Valley or at the Red Cross in downtown Roanoke.

[6-Harkrader]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:45:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


The man who led WDBJ Television for more than 20 years was remembered yesterday for his integrity, professionalism, and gentle nature.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


John Harkrader went to work for WDBJ radio in 1938 as a part-time announcer and salesman, and he led WDBJ television from 1958 until his retirement in 1981. Harkrader died Sunday at the age of 88.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, as family and friends gathered for funeral services, they spoke of professional accomplishment and personal relationships.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=What I remember most]

((TED POWERS/FORMER WDBJ PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: WHAT I REMEMBER MOST WAS HIS TOTAL GOOD HUMOR.)) ((RON MILLER/FORMER WDBJ NEWS DIRECTOR: IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH HIM TO WORK WITH HIM, TO HAVE HIM AS A FRIEND, AND TO HAVE HIM AS A BOSS.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Powers/Former WDBJ Public Affairs Director; :00 quick]
[SUPER=01-Ron Miller/Former WDBJ News Director; :06 quick]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to have him as a boss.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Former colleagues say Harkrader never lost sight of WDBJ's viewers or its employees... and believed that by supporting both the station would build a strong foundation for the future.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]


[11Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC 1:22:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia's 35 million dollar high tech highway has been open four years, has it been worth it?
Justin McLeod takes a closer look at whether the SmartRoad is a smart investment.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Clark/VDOT Resident Engineer; :24]
[SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Virginia Tech Transportation Institute; :45]
[SUPER=01-Alan Lattimer/Blacksburg Resident; 1:21]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF WATER COMING OUT))
Every fall, the floodgates are open and the public gets to see what the smartroad is all about.
[SOT 12:36:49]
[IN Q=Oh, it's]

((ALAN LATTIMER/BLACKSBURG: OH, IT'S MIND BLOWING.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=MIND BLOWING]


Mind blowing because of all that's going here on this two mile stretch of roadway.
It's been open just four years but in that time scientists have conducted more than 7-thousand hours of research that has led to 56 major projects.
[SOT 12:33:35]
[IN Q=They're doing a lot]

((DAVID CLARKE/V-DOT RESIDENT ENGINEER: THEY'RE DOING A LOT NIGHTIME STUDIES NOW. THAT'S IMPORTANT DOING STUDIES AT NIGHT UNDER LIGHTS WITH REAL SUBJECTS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=REAL SUBJECTS]


Researchers are also developing better pavement markings, so you can see them when it's raining. (04-20 tc 37:19)
They're even tracking people's driving habits.
They're doing it by collecting data through a device built into test vehicles.
It gauges things like speed and even takes pictures.
[SOT 12:29:13]
[IN Q=As a safety device]

((RAY PETHTEL/VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE: AS A SAFETY DEVICE CAN WE FIND COUNTER MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE ACTUALLY DRIVING THEIR CAR.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=their car]


Scientists are also beginning to do tests on Virginia's tallest bridge which is part of the smartroad.
Future projects may involve homeland security.
[SOT 12:21:18]
[IN Q=We've been approached]

((RAY PETHTEL/VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE: WE'VE BEEN APPROACHED BY A COUPLE OF FIRMS WOULD LIKE TO TEST SOME ANTI-TERRORISM DEVICES.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=anti-terrorism devices]


So much is going here the institute has tripled in growth every year.
But the smartroad does have its critics, some think this is a total waste of money.
Those who see it firsthand disagree.
[SOT 12:36:35]
[IN Q=I think it's going]

((ALAN LATTIMER/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR THE LONG TERM SAFETY OF DRIVERS. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CARS THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT IN THE NEXT TEN TO TWENTY YEARS AND I THINK THE ROADWAYS ARE GOING TO BE SAFER IN GENERAL.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=GOING TO BE SAFER IN GENERAL]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SMARTROAD WILL EVENTUALLY BE OPEN TO MOTORISTS WHEN IT'S CONNECTED TO INTERSTATE 81 BUT A LACK OF STATE FUNDS WILL NOW MOST LIKELY DELAY THAT BY SEVERAL YEARS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, stocks closed higher yesterday. And, Orbitz will soon be under new leadership. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS GAINED FOR THE SECOND SESSION IN A ROW.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED 58-POINTS.
AND THE NASDAQ ADDED 24.


THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT -- THE BROADEST MEASURE OF THE ECONOMY -- GREW IN THE SECOND QUARTER MORE THAN PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED AND ABOVE ANALYSTS' EXPECTATIONS.
THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS G-D-P GREW AT AN ANNUAL RATE OF THREE-POINT-THREE PERCENT.
THAT'S UP FROM THE PREVIOUS ESTIMATE OF TWO-POINT-EIGHT PERCENT... BUT WELL BELOW THE PACE OF GROWTH IN THE FIRST QUARTER.


THE PRICE OF LIGHT CRUDE OIL FELL AFTER A GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWED U-S STOCKPILES ROSE LAST WEEK -- THE FIRST INCREASE IN NINE WEEKS.
ANALYSTS WERE EXPECTING A DECLINE IN INVENTORIES ON PRODUCTION PROBLEMS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FROM HURRICANE IVAN.
LIGHT CRUDE SETTLED DOWN 39-CENTS AT 49-DOLLARS, 51-CENTS.


TRAVEL AND REAL ESTATE COMPANY CENDANT SAID IT WILL BUY TRAVEL WEB SITE ORBITZ FOR ABOUT ONE-AND-A-QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS.
THE ACQUISITION WILL MAKE CENDANT THE SECOND LARGEST ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY. IT ALREADY OWNS A NUMBER OF TRAVEL-RELATED BUSINESSES, INCLUDING DAYS INN AND AVIS RENT-A-CAR.
ORBITZ IS CURRENTLY CONTROLLED BY FIVE TOP U-S AIRLINES.


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


[11NRV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-31 1:59:48]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=2]

Cleanup is underway in Montgomery County from the flooding.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

There was a lot of debris stuffed along roadways and on bridges. Roadways were washed away. V-Dot crews spent most of the day surveying the damage. The underside of a lot of homes were broken and many folks had flooded basements.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 16:41:00 ]
[IN Q=This came]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Kissinger/Flood Victim;]

(( CALVIN KISSINGER: THIS CAME TOO QUICK... IT WAS LIKE ALL OF A SUDDEN. WHEN FRANCES CAME WE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO GET EVERYTHING OUT AND MOVE AROUND A BIT. BUT WITH THIS ONE. NO... NO WAY.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=No way.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

There are still a few roads in the area that are closed. Folks say it could take several days to dry out their homes.
(------------)


[11Patrick-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC42:33]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=3]


Dozens of animals need new homes after their owner was killed in flooding in Patrick County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

Friends of 51 -year old Kathy Smith are cleaning up after Smith was killed Tuesday by a raging Sandy Creek. Officials estimate the now serene stream had risen at least ten feet. Smith's mobile home and outbuilding, which she used to protect rescued cats and dogs from other wildlife, were knocked off their foundations and sent downstream. Smiths' body was found in the outbuilding. Friends are now trying to find new homes for the surviving animals.
(++++++++)

[WIPE TO SHERIFF'S FS] If you're interested in adopting, you can contact Animals in Need at 276-694-4043.
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[11SML]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC 1:47:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


Folks at Smith Mountain Lake had to reel-in boats, rather than fish yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

Fire and rescue crews spent most of the day recovering boats swept away by the storm. Officials say they reeled in about 30-boats, and had to remove others. At Campers Paradise in Bedford County, high water buried the boat docks and walkways. But, at the Bay Roc Marina in Hardy, the problem was trash and debris. A-E-P says it will do its routine cleaning at the lake within the next couple of months.
(------------)



(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM] [2-VOB-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Workers are getting the stage set for tonight's Presidential debate in Miami.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


During their 90- minute meeting, President Bush and John Kerry will make their positions clear on foreign policy and security.
Millions of television viewers are expected to tune in at 9 tonight, and many are already saying what they want to hear from each candidate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I would like]

((HENRY LUCE/PALM BEACH RESIDENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE KERRY COME OUT A LOT STRONGER.)) ((JON RUBSAMEN/WASHINGTON, DC RESIDENT: BUSH NEEDS TO SHOW SENSITIVITY TO AMERICA AND TO THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA.))
[SUPER=01-Henry Luce/Palm Beach Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jon Rubsamen/Washington, DC Resident; :05]
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=international arena.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 2000 Presidential election was decided in Florida by just 537 votes.
But four hurricanes in just six weeks all but halted campaigning there.
Bush plans to tour more of the storm damage before tonight's debate.
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[PKGHarkrader]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:46:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The man who led WDBJ Television for more than 20 years, was remembered yesterday for his personal integrity, professional leadership, and gentle nature.
John Harkrader died Sunday at the age of 88, and yesterday family and friends gathered to celebrate his life.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=John Harkrader was a gentleman]
[SUPER=01-Rosemary Ellis/Former WDBJ Traffic Manager; :08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=01-Frosty Landon/Former Roanoke Times Executive Editor; :20]
[SUPER=01-Chuck McKeever/Former WDBJ General Manager; :49]
[SUPER=@joe2; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke]

((John Harkrader was a gentleman, known for his deliberate drawl and dry sense of humor.
[SOT 02:36:32]
[IN Q=He was just so kind]

((ROSEMARY ELLIS: HE WAS JUST SO KIND, SO QUIET, SO GENTLE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=so gentle.]


But as family and friends gathered for his funeral, they also remembered his skill as a leader, and his commitment to quality and community service.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Always it was just a message]

((ALWAYS IT WAS JUST A MESSAGE, DO THE RIGHT THING FAIR AND ACCURATE BE FIRST BUT ONLY IF YOU GET IT RIGHT, AND I THINK THOSE ARE RULES THAT EVERY JOURNALIST OUGHT TO STILL BE LIVING BY.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=ought to still be living by.]

A Wytheville native and Roanoke College graduate Harkrader went to work for WDBJ radio in 1938.
He said he quickly decided against announcing after hearing a recording of his voice, but his broadcasting career would span more than 40 years and carry him to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.
[SOT MCKEEVER]
[IN Q=I will remember]

((I WILL REMEMBER JOHN BEST AS A LEADER, AS A MAN WHO HAD STRONG INTEGRITY , AS A MAN WHO BELIEVED IN ALL OF THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM AND WHO HAD A VISION OF NOT WHERE TELEVISION WAS BUT WHERE TELEVISION COULD BE.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=but where television could be.]


Chuck McKeever says Harkrader never lost sight of WDBJ's viewers or employees.
And he believed by supporting both, the station would build a strong foundation for the future.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][2-11Roanoke-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:03:06]
[GRAPHIC=Flood aftermath]
[ENG#=1]

Cleanup has begun along the Roanoke River.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]

Floodwaters reached the third row of Victory Stadium and left a thick layer of muck on the track and in rooms throughout the structure. At the National Guard armory, soldiers cleaned up after Jeanne left gallons of the slop around the building, and in the gymnasium.
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[SOT - 22:12:20]
[IN Q=Clean up...]

((LT. COL. ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; CLEAN UP THE MUCK, AND MOVE FORWARD. AND WE'RE STILL PREPARED TO TRAIN OUR SOLDIERS FOR OPERATIONS WHETHER THEY BE STATE OR FEDERAL, IF NEED BE WE COULD STILL BE CALLED OUT TO FUNCTION AND NOT MISS A BEAT AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Eric Barr/Virginia Army National Guard;]
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[OUT Q=at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]

Several businesses were also damaged from flooding. Officials say construction on a flood prevention project along that part of the river is expected to start in the Spring of 2006.
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[WIPE TO ARPISA!!!]