[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The state auditor questions the Governor's accounting practices.
(------------)
[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

More criticism of a Roanoke methadone clinic. It's a thorny issue for city Council.
(------------)



[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SPORTS-HEAD]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where he finds a much more humble team than he ran into a week ago at this time.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And Southern Cal is at the top of the first BCS standings of the season.
(------------)


[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A period of showers for this forecast cycle and how do airplanes make clouds. That's our WeatherSchool topic tonight.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:54:52]
[IN Q=This is not a good]

((WALTER KUCHARSKI: THIS IS NOT A GOOD PRACTICE AND THAT'S WHY I RAISED THE ISSUE.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=I raised the issue]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

An audit of the governors office turns up "questionable" money transfers.
[ANCHOR=JEan 2-Shot]

Mark Warner's office says it was just following tradition.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Warner-Spending]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC58:30]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


At issue are funds the governor transferred out of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's budget to pay members of his staff.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The practice is nothing new, but as
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith, Jean & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon reports it isn't without controversy. Keith and Jean, It's a question of interpretation.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

The auditor of public accounts won't go so far as to say Governor Warner violated the Appropriations Act, but is calling his judgment questionable.
[ENG#=4]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :10]
[SUPER=01-Walter Kucharski/Auditor of Public Accounts; :17]
[SUPER=01-John Bennett/Virginia Secretary of Finance; :53]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=employees of another agency]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:55:24]
[IN Q=You have budget]

((WALTER KUCHARSKI: YOU HAVE BUDGET CUTS WHICH IN FACT HAVE THEN BEEN SUPPLEMENTED BY APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=appropriation transfers]

Auditor Walter Kucharski today reported that a surplus in the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office was used to pay the salaries of some of Governor Warner's political appointees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:53:34]
[IN Q=While the governor has]

((WALTER KUCHARSKI: WHILE THE GOVERNOR HAS THE AUTHORITY TO INCREASE THE BUDGET. THE WAY THE CURRENT LANGUAGE INDICATES IS THERE MAY BE SOME QUESTION AS TO WHETHER HE HAS AUTHORITY TO MOVE THAT MONEY TO ANOTHER AGENCY.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=money to another agency]

The transfers made from the Secretary of the Commonwealth exceed the Appropriation Act's 15- percent rule.
[INSERT PRE-PRO #1]

The rule states transfers larger than 15- percent may only be used to relieve threats to life, safety or property. The House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committee chairmen must also be notified. In this case, the transfer exceeded the 15- percent limit by more than 200 percent.
[END PRE- PRO #2]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:36:58]
[IN Q=For everything you write]

((JOHN BENNETT: FOR EVERYTHING YOU WRITE THERE ARE HALF A DOZEN WAYS TO INTERPRET IT DIFFERENTLY. WE THOUGHT WE WERE DOING WHAT WAS APPROACHING TRUTH IN BUDGETING.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=truth in budgeting]

Bennett says such transfers have been a practice of governors since the mid- nineties and Governor Warner is working to change that.
[INSERT PRE- PRO #2]

Warner's office released this statement: "[The Governor] will help make sure that all executive branch agency budgets are reflections of actual expenses, by completely eliminating the practice of having one agency pay the salaries of employees of another agency."
[END PRE- PRO #2]))
(-------------)
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

Supplemental transfers will be a thing of the past starting this July. That's when a revised version of the Appropriations Act goes into effect.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith, Jean & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Keith and Jean, at that point the governor will either have to cut his staff or ask that more funds be appropriated to his office.

[Disaster-Declaration]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]


The federal government is coming to the aid of those flooded out by remnants of Hurricane Jeanne last month.
Today, president Bush approved disaster aid for the cities of Roanoke and Salem as well as Alleghany, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, and Roanoke counties.
Individuals will be eligible for housing assistance, low interest loans, and grants.
Those same communities were also approved for a Hazard Mitigation program which provides funds for government projects that help protect homes and businesses against future damage.

[Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC55:28]
[GRAPHIC=Trial Begins]
[ENG#=1]


Jury selection got underway today in the murder trial of Rick Pulley in North Carolina.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The former minister from Pittsylvania County is charged with killing his wife more than five years ago.
37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 ... her body was found near a bridge in Caswell County, North Carolina more than three years later.
The 48-year-old Reverend Pulley was arrested two months later and charged with the killing.
His trial is expected to last at least a week.
(------------)



[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC40:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of Roanoke City Council have come under fire for not doing more to stop plans for a controversial methadone clinic on Hershberger Road.
Today, four members added their voices to the chorus of opposition. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on what they had to say.
[LIVE= JOeD /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Members of City Council insist there is little they can do to stop the clinic.
But today, Sherman Lea and other council members made their strongest public statements yet opposing the facility.
[ENG#=2]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We need to let them know]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=the wrong location and I oppose it vehemently.]
(([SOT]
[IN Q=We need to let them know.]

((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE NEED TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE CONCERNED. WHEN ALL OTHER LOCALITIES IN ALL OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, BEGINNING WITH ROANOKE COUNTY HAS REALLY SAID NO TO THESE CLINICS.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=said no to these clinics.]


Sherman Lea says he's troubled by the Hershberger Road location.. within a few blocks of three city schools.
While he agrees that city council has no authority to stop the clinic, he and other members expressed the hope that more discussions might encourage CRC Health Corporation to reconsider.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think this company]

((I THINK THIS COMPANY IF IT WANTS TO DO WELL IN THIS CITY SHOULD BE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH CITY LEADERS AND WORK OUT SOME FORM OF COMPROMISE. BUT THE HERSHBERGER ROAD LOCATION IS ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG LOCATION AND I OPPOSE IT VEHEMENTLY.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=and I oppose it vehemently.]))
(-------------)
[LIVE= JOeD /FULL Newsroom]


What impact an 11th hour appeal might have remains to be seen.
CRC still needs a city business license, but the company is close to winning state approval.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /NEwsroom;]


And Jean, CRC says it is planning to open at the Hershberger Road location next month.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


A series of bomb threats has turned the schedule at some local schools into disarray.
Still ahead, police say they've cracked at least some of the cases.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And some abandoned puppies have a new home behind bars... where they're both students and teachers.
(----------------)

[1st-Wx]
[Bomb-Threat]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:16:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Police say they've caught one of the people who's been calling in bomb threats to local schools.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

A 14 year old Christiansburg girl was charged late last week with making a threat to Christiansburg High School last Wednesday. There have been at least five fake threats to the middle and high schools over the last few weeks. Police say they are close to making another arrest. It's a felony for anyone 15 or older to make a bomb threat. The 14 year old in this case faces up to a year in prison and a 25-hundred dollar fine.
(------------)



[Wythe-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC1:05:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Two Wythe County teenagers accused of first degree murder are headed for trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

42 year old Vaughne Thomas was stabbed to death in her Max Meadows home last May.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./May 30]

Her body was found, buried in the backyard. Her daughter, 14 year old Nakisha Waddell and a friend, 15 year old Anastasia Belcher were indicted by a grand jury today on numerous charges including first degree murder, robbery and intimidation of a witness. A trial's been scheduled for December. The prosecutor says he hopes the two girls will go on trial together.
(------------)



[Dumpster-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:27:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

A local agency is turning to an unusual source to fill a staffing problem... The Roanoke Valley SPCA has joined forces with the "Pen Pals" program to train some of its dogs. As Susan Bahorich tells us - its a "win-win" situation which is rehabilitating the animals and their new trainers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nearly two weeks ago... ]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Fuljham/Corrections Officer; :14]
[SUPER=01-Hunter Wright & Amber/Inmates; :33]
[SUPER=01-Faye Hicks/Roanoke Valley SPCA; :56]
[SUPER=@susan2; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Robert Cunningham & Jewell/Inmates; 1:18 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=SB, News7, Troutville. ]

((Nearly two weeks ago these puppies were thrown away with the trash...
[NATS@8:35.20] ((SIT, SIT, SIT.. GOOD GIRL..)) [RUNS:04]
.. now they're getting a second chance, just like everyone else here at the Botetourt Correctional Center.

[SOT@21:01.00]
[INQ=They learn housebreaking...]

((VIRGINIA FULJHAM, CORRECTIONS OFFICER: THEY LEARN HOUSEBREAKING AND GENERAL OBEDIENCE AND WHAT'S EXPECTED, AND AFTER ABOUT 8 TO 10 WEEKS, THEY'LL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION ON THE SITE FOR SAVE OUR SHELTERS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUTQ=.. save our shelters.]


Save Our Shelters is the organization which runs the "Pen Pals" program. Inmates are assigned a dog which they take care of and train during the course of the program.

[SOT@17:10.00]
[INQ=It teaches patience..]

((HUNTER WRIGHT & AMBER/INMATES: IT TEACHES PATIENCE, TEACHES HUMILITY FROM CLEANING UP AFTER THE ANIMALS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUTQ=.. after the animals.]


And, it keeps the dogs from waiting here at the at the pound....
[NATS] ((BARKING DOGS FROM INSIDE)) [RUNS:03]
The SPCA joined the program at the beginning of the summer when it didn't have enough volunteers to help with the growing number of animals.

[SOT@1:33.26]
[INQ=It definitely takes a lot...]

((FAYE HICKS, SPCA: IT DEFINITELY TAKES A LOT OF AND WITH PRISONERS THAT'S WHAT THEY HAVE THERE. A STRUCTURE ENVIRONMENT -IT'S A GREAT BENEFIT ALL THE WAY AROUND.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=.. all the way around.]


So far, the program has been a success- so much in fact that puppies were added to the "roster."
And, while it doesn't look like they're learning much- officals say already in one week they've seen a difference in the puppies and the inmates...

[SOT@22:10.00]
[INQ=If you can't have...]

((ROBERT CUNNINGHAM & JEWEL/INMATES: IF YOU CAN'T HAVE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH A DOG OR PUPPY, HOW CAN YOU HAVE ONE WITH A HUMAN BEING?)) [RUNS:07]
[OUTQ=.. with a human being?]


SB, News7, Troutville.))

[Computer-Labs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC23:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


A small community in Giles County is hitting the information superhighway.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport;]

Free, public, Internet service is now available in Newport at the Rec Center. The community celebrated the opening of the Newport Learning Center today. The program was thought up by Congressman Rick Boucher and paid for with a federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The center's already helped train 20 people, who had never used a computer before how to search on-line.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:16:47::06:00]
[IN Q=Two people]

((PAT BOHMER: TWO PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY APPLIED AND GOTTEN UPGRADED POSITIONS AS A RESULT OF SKILLS THEY'VE LEARNED IN THIS COMPUTER LAB. ))
[SUPER=01-Pat Bohmer/Newport Community Action President;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=IN THIS COMPUTER LAB.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The center is now offering computer classes from the New River Valley Community College. Officials are hoping to one day make the new learning center a remote campus for the college.
(------------)



[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The stock markets began the week with a modest rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/22.94/9956.32/x/25.02/1936.52;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 23 points.
The NASDAQ gained 25.
[SUPER=271-h/0.06/33.75/h/0.04/47.40/i/0.31/31.92/i/0.54/81.00/i/0.01/44.98;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.64/40.17/h/0.04/14.60/h/0.06/5.82/i/0.03/65.16/h/0.34/33.89;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.16/9.77/i/0.12/35.45/h/0.11/15.13/h/0.50/31.77/h/0.08/4.48;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.03/14.61/h/0.72/69.38/i/0.04/40.83/h/0.01/48.46/h/0.39/52.92;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Minority-Drivers]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:59:03]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

NASCAR companies are driving toward more diversity on the track.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

Eight team owners are at the Motor Mile speedway in Dublin this week looking for minority drivers. Access Marketing... an affiliate of NASCAR... had more than 140 applications this year that have been whittled down to 18. Those 18 drivers... made up of women, African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics from across the country... are competing to drive professionally.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 14:20:00]
[IN Q=NASCAR being ]

((MALCOLM CALHOUN: NASCAR BEING ONE OF THE LARGEST GROWING SPORTS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE PARTICIPATION ON THE TRACK, RE PRESENTS THE FAN BASE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Malcolm Calhoun/Calhoun Enterprises;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=why we're here today.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Rain caused delays on the track today, but the competition will continue tomorrow. The winners will get a spot in the NASCAR Dodge weekly series.
(------------)



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports- the first BCS rankings of the season are out tonight, and again folks are raising Cane!
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And after getting toppled in Tallahassee, the Cavaliers will took to dismantle Duke on a bounce back Saturday.
(------------)



[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-184 1:00:12]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]
[ENG#=1]


Virginia's 36-3 loss to Florida State dropped the Cavs to 14th in the polls and, in the process, the Wahoos picked up some humility. Steve Mason has more on 14th ranked UVa.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/Saturday; :15]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/27-18 Record at UVa; :28]
[SUPER=01-Marquis Weeks/UVa Senior Safety; :38]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Senior Right Guard; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Heath Miller/4 TD Catches This Season; 1:32]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
(-----------------)



[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-178 10933tc]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]
[ENG#=2]

Today marks the release of the first BCS standings of the season. The Bowl Championship Series will ultimately determine the two teams that will battle in the national championship on January 4th in the Orange Bowl.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28; :00]

No surprise at the top of the first BCS poll, as number one ranked and defending National Champ Southern Cal holds down the number one position. However, the number two team in the BCS is a bit of a surprise. Miami and not Oklahoma is second in the standings.
(xxxxxxxxxxxx)

[GO TO BCS PINNACLE] This despite the fact that the Canes are third in one poll and fourth in the other this week. Two third of the ranking is based on the polls, while the other third is based on six computer rankings - and that's where Miami made up all of its ground. Auburn and FSU round out the top five. As you can see the Cavaliers are 15th and the Hokies 25th.
(--------------)



[S-Rivals]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Tech and UVa are both in the Top 25 for the first time this season. Most of the comments I heard yesterday and today wondered why UVa dropped so far, and why Tech jumped in after beating One Double A member Florida A&M.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[GO TO OVERALL RECORDS APRISA] Well, if it's based on wins and losses here's how to justify both. Tech has played 7 games - three of its 7 opponents have losing records and collectively Tech's foes to date have a combined 22 wins and 21 losses. UVa on the other hand has played six games. Four of those six opponents have losing records and collectively the Cavs opposition is just 17 and 21. That disparity will only get worse this week with Duke.
(-------------)


[Violinist]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC1:21:11]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's opening night for the Roanoke Symphony's Classics season.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Tonight's featured guest is someone many would call a musical genius.
[ENG#=1]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Cory Cerovsek (Sir-ROE-sek) began studying the violin at age five. By 18, he had master's degrees in mathematics and music, and had completed his doctoral course work in both. But, don't call him a genius.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:55]
[IN Q=when i was]

((COREY CEROVSEK/VIOLINIST: WHEN I WAS KID I REALLY HATED THE WORD GENIUS. THERE WERE TWO WORDS, GENIUS AND PRODIGY, I WAS KIND OF INFAMOUS FOR THE FACT THAT I WOULD GET UPSET IF ANYONE USED THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Corey Cerovsek/Violinist;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=anyone used them]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Cerovsek (sir-ROW-sek) has performed with countless orchestras all over the world. Tonight, he will be performing Eduard Lalo's (Lay-low's) Symphonie Espagnol -- a piece he calls a lot of fun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 450]
[IN Q=it's kinda like]

((IT'S KINDA LIKE CARMEN AND YOU KNOW THE OPERA, GET TO HAVE SOME PARTS THAT ARE VERY SLINKY AND SEDUCTIVE, OR VERY EXPRESSIVE, AND THE LAST MOVEMENT OF THIS PIECE IS VERY ENERGETIC AND I GET TO SHOW OFF A LOT OF THINGS ON THE VIOLIN 05 I THINK IT'S A LOT OF FUN FOR THE AUDIENCE.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=for the audience]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Tonight's concert begins at eight inside the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.
(------------)