[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


At least two people are dead after flash floods swept through a southern California community.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And an overnight shooting in Lynchburg leaves a man seriously wounded.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy skies and light rain this morning...with much COOLER temperatures.
Today's afternoon HIGHS in the 60s will feel more like overnight LOWS.
The complete work week forecast is next.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-21 TC55:17]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Lynchburg police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that left a man seriously wounded last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police were called to 705 Stuart Street just before midnight after neighbors reported hearing several shots being fired in the area.
That's where an unidentified young male had been shot several times in the chest and arms.
Witnesses told police the gunman burst through the front door, fired several shots at the victim as he sat on a living room sofa, then ran out the back door.
No arrests have been made.
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[flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Flash flooding in Southern California has killed at least two people and destroyed more than a dozen homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Bernardino Co., CA;]

[4:00:55]
Three people are missing.
Rescue teams will resume their search for them this morning.
About one and a-half inches of rain in less than an hour caught the mountain town of Forest Falls by surprise.
The flash floods swept away homes, vacation cabins and cars into area creeks.
Water and muck trapped an elderly woman, who spent three hours up to her neck in mud.
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[SOT]
[2sots 4:03:37-44 AND]
[IN Q=It looks like the river...]
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[OUT Q=In a matter of seconds.]
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Riverdale, UT;]

[4:05:06]
In Riverdale, Utah, at least 80 people were evacuated from their homes yesterday after a nearby irrigation canal ruptured.
The canal broke at about noon, sending rushing water down a hillside and into a housing development below.
There were no reports of injuries or fatalities.
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[embassy-bombings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two men have been arrested in connection with last summer's deadly bombings of two U-S Embassies in Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The suspects were picked up in London.. following a request by the United states.
They are charged with conspiring with alleged terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, to kill American citizens.
The two men are scheduled to appear in a London court today.. to begin the extradition process.
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[Bedrosian-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:00:24]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


Candidate for Delegate Al Bedrosian is facing an assault and battery charge for spanking a child in a medical clinic waiting room last Friday.
The child's mother says Bedrosian was out of line.
Bedrosian says he was just protecting his infant daughter.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Al Bedrosian and ]
[SUPER=@File; :12]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Candidate for Delegate; :19]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Campbell/Mother; :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :35]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :57]
[SUPER=@Eric2; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Al Bedrosian and Melissa Campbell agree on some points.. Bedrosian spanked 2-year old Malik Campbell's backside, and Malik was not injured...
It happend while both sat in the waiting room of the Lewis Gale Clinic, as Malik ran past Bedrosian, bumped a table and knocked over a candy container.
[SOT 01:51:21]
[IN Q=my reaction]

((AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; I JUST HELD MY BABY, AND I GRABBED HIS ARM AND I GAVE HIM A LITTLE WHACK ON THE BUTT AND SAID DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE AND THAT WAS IT.))
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[OUT Q=do that anymore]
[SOT 17:55:43]
[IN Q=before I could say]

((MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; HE LAID HIS INFANT IN HIS LAP, SCOOPED MALIK UP WITH ONE ARM AND SPANKED HIM ON THE BOTTOM WITH THE OTHER ONE, AND PUT HIM BACK ON THE FLOOR AND LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID NO DON'T DO THAT. ))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=don't do that]


Bedrosian says Malik was out of control... rowdy, running, at one point pulling at his infant's arms... putting her at risk as he ran by, and he acted out of protective instinct.
[SOT 01:53:59]
[IN Q=no and I'd probably]

(( AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; I'D PROBABLY DO IT AGAIN TO PROTECT MY CHILD, QUITE FRANKLY, AND YOU THINK BACK AND SAY, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH ANOTHER CHILD, I GUESS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO PROTECTING YOUR OWN CHILD, THAT'S WHAT IT IS. ))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=that's what it is]


But Campbell, says her son was only restless after a long wait for a doctor's appointment. She says she stopped him when he touched Bedrosian's child, and wasn't threatening anyone...
[SOT 17:57:27]
[IN Q=if anybody ]

(( MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; IF ANYBODY PUT THE BABY IN DANGER IT WAS HIM HIMSELF WHEN HE LAID THE BABY IN HIS LAP AND PICKED THE 2 YEAR OLD UP TO SPANK HIM.. WHEN HE HAD MALIK UP IN THE AIR MALIK COULD HAVE KICKED THE BABY OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. IF ANYBODY PUT HIS CHILD IN DANGER IT WASN'T A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD, IT WAS HIM HIMSELF. ))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=him himself.]


Campbell, who didn't know who Bedrosian was when she called police says she'll go ahead with the charges, to keep it from happening to another child.
Bedrosian, who goes to court later this month says being a dad comes first, and he doesn't care how this affects his campain.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[E-Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:37:26]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


The U.S. Forest Service is reporting progress on a fire that has burned about 100 acres in Bath County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.]


The fire is located in the Rough Mountain Wilderness, a remote area accessible to firefighters only after a steep two-hour climb.
But this weekend, the Forest Service called in a helicopter crew from Detroit, and firefighters have been making progress in their efforts to contain the flames.
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[SOT 02:34:24]
[IN Q=We've got 40 people]

((RALPH EGAN/ACTING DISTRICT RANGER: WE'VE GOT 40 PEOPLE UP THERE PUTTING A HAND LINE AROUND IT. AND WE GOT THIS HELICOPTER YESTERDAY WHICH HAS A 420 GALLON BUCKET ON IT AND PUTS A LOT OF WATER ON IT AND THAT'S A REAL BIG HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Egan/Acting District Ranger]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=that's a real big help.]
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[VO-NAT]


Since the first of July, there have been seven fires in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Six of those were apparently caused by lightning strikes.
Though this is not the time of year when rangers expect to fight forest fires, they say the dry weather has created dangerous conditions.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Commwealth games are under way and here's Roy Stanley with news about the first medal winners.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=on morning]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[Holster-Alarm]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new gun safety device could soon go nationwide.
The man who invented it is trying to drum up support for a grant to begin mass production.
But first, he says he needs the National Rifle Association's support.
Suzanne Ferrara has more.
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[SOT 2:35:46 Steve Tape]
[IN Q=The tragic]
[SUPER=@file; :00]
[SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA; :26]
[SUPER=01-Rex Owens/Safety Device Creator; :48]
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Ferrara/Reporting; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Tom Green/Louisiana State Senator; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=that's been worthwhile.]


[Straight to Stocks]

[E-Landfill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:26:01]
[GRAPHIC=landfill]


The Kim Stan landfill has been closed for nine years, but problems remain.
Residents of the area are hoping a new project will make a difference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Selma/1989;]


In 1989, citizens were picketing the landfill as large tractor-trailers were arriving to dump out of state garbage.
The landfill site is now covered with small trees and other vegetation, but problems with contaminated runoff and bad odors continue to plague the community.
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[SOT 28:54]
[IN Q=Every time you see anything]

((EVERY TIME YOU SEE ANYTHING IN THE PAPER, THEY ALWAYS SAY THEY'RE JUST GOING TO STUDY IT. I DON'T KNOW THEY SHOULD KNOW IT BY HEART BY NOW, AS MUCH STUDYING AS THEY'VE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Fridley/Alleghany Co. Resident]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=as they've done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Alleghany County has scheduled a news conference this afternoon to announce details of the Kim Stan Diversion Ditch Project... the latest effort to address problems at the site.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=webwatch]
[GRAPHIC=webwatch]


Internet search engines getting bogged down as the web becomes more crowded.
And you can create a free photo album online.
Eric Earnhart has more in webwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Is your search ]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Coleman/Anti-Defamation League; :48]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=ee, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS:05]
Is your search engine working hard enough? A new survey finds most search engines are lagging behind the explosive growth of the internet.
Northern Lights is number one, but is still only able to cover 1/6 of existing internet pages. Snap and AltaVista run close behind.
Some websites, such as Metacrawler, and Dogpile, survey several search engines at once, and deliver the results.


The number of individual web pages online now stands at 800 million. It now takes about six months for a new page to make it into a search engine's listing.

The anti-defamation league is urging congress to expand hate-crime legislation. They concerned about the growth of hate groups, and their use of the internet.
[SOT]
[IN Q=the internet allows people]

((ELIZABETH COLEMAN/ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE; THE INTERNET ALLOWS PEOPLE TO RECRUIT, ANONYMOUSLY, AND IT'S INEXPENSIVE. IT IS A LOW COST RECRUITMENT TOOL FOR HATERS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=for haters]


The ADL has designed a "Hate Filter", software which blocks computer access to sites the ADL believe promote bigotry and hatred.

Create your own online photo album at ememories-dot-com. You can create a picture forum... scan and upload images, and share them with family and friends... Some of the latest entries include a history of New York City, a visit to Yosemite, and a cat-lovers image gallery. You do have to register to use the service, but it doesn't cost anything.

For links to these sites, click on webwatch, on the WDBJ Website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))


[Medicine-Drop]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=]


A successful mission and hope now for a 47 year old woman at the South Pole, who has cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Antarctica;]

[4:08:51]
Over the weekend a U-S Air Force crew flew to antarctica... where they air dropped medical supplies for a woman who might have breast cancer.
The crew wore protective gear and oxygen masks to combat the blast of freezing air which slammed in as they pushed out each 350 pound pallet.
Researchers on the ground had just 7 minutes to collect the bundles... before they were destroyed by severe cold.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=This what it's all]
[4:09:22=30]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. John Pray/Mission Commander;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to help her out.]
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[VO-NAT]


The woman, who wished not to be identified, is part of a 41 member team at a station in the South Pole where astronomers study the universe.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


Say goodbye to those recurring nightmares.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG IS SHOWING REMARKABLE RESULTS.. IN THE TREATMENT OF TERMINALLY-ILL CANCER PATIENTS.
VT=VO

((vo))
SOMATOTHER IS INJECTED INTO THE BLOODSTREAM, WHERE IT FINDS AND ATTACHES ITSELF TO TUMORS.
THE DRUG THEN RELEASES RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL INSIDE THE CANCEROUS CELLS, WITHOUT DAMAGING HEALTHY TISSUE.
DOCTORS AT LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER SAY THEY'VE SEEN A THREE TO SIX FOLD INCREASE IN SURVIVAL RATES.
THEY HOPE THIS METHOD WILL SOMEDAY BE USED TREAT MANY COMMON FORMS OF CANCER.//
VT=VO

((vo))
BAD DREAMS CAN DO MORE THAN JUST RUIN A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP...
THEY CAN ALSO BE TRAUMATIC-- ESPECIALLY IF THEY COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN... NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.
ABOUT ONE IN 20 ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES SAY THEY HAVE NIGHTMARES.
THAT NUMBER IS EVEN HIGHER AMONG CHILDREN.
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY NIGHTMARE SUFFERERS CAN REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF THESE DREAMS--OR ELIMINATE THEM ALTOGETHER.
A TECHNIQUE DEVELOPED BY A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO TEACHES PATIENTS HOW TO THINK OF NEW IMAGES JUST BEFORE GOING TO BED.
THOSE WHO WERE TAUGHT THIS METHOD.. REDUCED THEIR NUMBER OF BAD DREAMS BY 40 TO 100 PERCENT.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Pet-Blood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


We all know that uncontaminated blood is key to the recovery of many hospital patients.
But what about man's best friend?
We don't often think about the blood supply for our pets.
Lisa Manzo reports on what's being done to prevent a shortage in Texas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Celeste Treadway/Texas Animal Blood Bank; ]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Manzo/Reporting]
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[OUT Q=]



(Toss to Weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Two people are dead and three others are missing in flash floods brought on by heavy rains in Southern California.
The storms swept cars and several cabins into a creek.
Meanwhile, about 100 hikers and picnickers had to be rescued from a canyon in Los Angeles County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Authorities in London have apprehended two men for allegedly helping Osama bin Laden with last summer's deadly bombings of two U-S embassies in Africa.
The two men are scheduled to appear in court today to start the extradition process.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a U-S Air Force team returns to warmer weather, after making a daring trip to the south pole.
The crew flew to antarctica... where they air dropped medical supplies for a woman who might have breast cancer.
Researchers on the ground collected the bundles... before they were destroyed by severe cold.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday July 12.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-21 TC55:17]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A shooting overnight in Lynchburg left a man seriously wounded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police were called to 705 Stuart Street just before midnight after neighbors reported hearing several shots being fired in the area.
That's where an unidentified young male had been shot several times in the chest and arms.
Witnesses told police the gunman burst through the front door, fired several shots at the victim as he sat on a living room sofa, then ran out the back door.
No arrests have been made.
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[SOCAL-FLOODING]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Two people are dead and three are missing after a flash flood sent a wall of mud and water through a Southern California community.
Several homes in San Bernardino County have been destroyed.
Cabins and cars were washed away into a swollen creek.
Sandra Mitchell reports.
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[SOT]

[4:03:36]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Bernardino Co., CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Mitchell/Reporting; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=cbs news.]

((For more than three hours, she was trapped ...and elderly woman ...up to her neck in swirling mud and rocks.
--sot rescuer---Rattlesnake Creeek turned into a roaring river of mud...trapping people on trails and families in cabin

s.
---sot Victim---

Three people seriously hurt, 15 cabins damaged or destroyed. Witnesses say at least one person died in this house....some simply disapeared in the rush of water.
---nats sot with rescuer---

With the roads washed away...the most seriously injured had to be choppered out. And hours after the water washed away everything in its path...the search for victims continues.
--standup close---))


[2-embassy-bombings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Scotland Yard says two men have been arrested in London in connection with last summer's deadly bombings of two U-S embassies in Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The men were arrested yesterday on extradition warrants following a request from the United States.
They are charged with conspiring with Osama bin Laden and his alleged terror network to murder American citizens.
The two men are scheduled to appear today in court for the start of the extradition process.
Bin Laden is suspected of masterminding and financing the bombings of the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed 224.
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[NAACP-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


The country's largest civil rights groups is expected to enter the legal debate over gun control when it files a lawsuit against the industry.
Sources within the N-Double-A-C-P say the group's president will announce the suit today.
They say the suit will target gun manufacturers, importers and distributors.
The lawsuit apparently won't seek monetary damages.
Instead, it will seek to force gun makers to monitor their sales more closely and to limit multiple purchases by individuals.

[2-Bedrosian-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:00:24]
[GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian]


The mother of the boy spanked by House of Delegates candidate Al Bedrosian is telling her side of the story.
Melissa Campbell says Bedrosian was out of line.
Bedrosian says he was just protecting his infant daughter.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Al Bedrosian and ]
[SUPER=@File; :12]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Candidate for Delegate; :19]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Campbell/Mother; :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :35]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :57]
[SUPER=@Eric2; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Al Bedrosian and Melissa Campbell agree on some points.. Bedrosian spanked 2-year old Malik Campbell's backside, and Malik was not injured...
It happend while both sat in the waiting room of the Lewis Gale Clinic, as Malik ran past Bedrosian, bumped a table and knocked over a candy container.
[SOT 01:51:21]
[IN Q=my reaction]

((AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; I JUST HELD MY BABY, AND I GRABBED HIS ARM AND I GAVE HIM A LITTLE WHACK ON THE BUTT AND SAID DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE AND THAT WAS IT.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=do that anymore]
[SOT 17:55:43]
[IN Q=before I could say]

((MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; HE LAID HIS INFANT IN HIS LAP, SCOOPED MALIK UP WITH ONE ARM AND SPANKED HIM ON THE BOTTOM WITH THE OTHER ONE, AND PUT HIM BACK ON THE FLOOR AND LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID NO DON'T DO THAT. ))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=don't do that]


Bedrosian says Malik was out of control... rowdy, running, at one point pulling at his infant's arms... putting her at risk as he ran by, and he acted out of protective instinct.
[SOT 01:53:59]
[IN Q=no and I'd probably]

(( AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; I'D PROBABLY DO IT AGAIN TO PROTECT MY CHILD, QUITE FRANKLY, AND YOU THINK BACK AND SAY, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH ANOTHER CHILD, I GUESS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO PROTECTING YOUR OWN CHILD, THAT'S WHAT IT IS. ))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=that's what it is]


But Campbell, says her son was only restless after a long wait for a doctor's appointment. She says she stopped him when he touched Bedrosian's child, and wasn't threatening anyone...
[SOT 17:57:27]
[IN Q=if anybody ]

(( MELISSA CAMPBELL/MOTHER; IF ANYBODY PUT THE BABY IN DANGER IT WAS HIM HIMSELF WHEN HE LAID THE BABY IN HIS LAP AND PICKED THE 2 YEAR OLD UP TO SPANK HIM.. WHEN HE HAD MALIK UP IN THE AIR MALIK COULD HAVE KICKED THE BABY OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. IF ANYBODY PUT HIS CHILD IN DANGER IT WASN'T A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD, IT WAS HIM HIMSELF. ))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=him himself.]


Campbell, who didn't know who Bedrosian was when she called police says she'll go ahead with the charges, to keep it from happening to another child.
Bedrosian, who goes to court later this month says being a dad comes first, and he doesn't care how this affects his campain.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[S-Forest-fires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:51:49]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Lightning strikes are being blamed for a series of forest fires in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
The most serious has burned about 100 acres north of Clifton Forge, but as Joe Dashiell reports, firefighters are reporting progress.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Smoke rise from the Rough Mountain Wilderness area]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Olson/Fire Information Officer; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Egan/Acting District Ranger; :44]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :57]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Bath County]


((Smoke rises from the Rough Mountain Wilderness area, a remote location accessible to firefighters only after a steep two- hour climb.
But on Saturday, they looked to the heavens for help, as a helicopter flew in from Detroit to join the operation.


[SOT OLSON 01:23:13]
[IN Q=Many of these fires]
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=of these fires.]

NAT SOUND OF ROTORS
The chopper is capable of dumping 400 gallons of water on each pass.
But it is also being used to lift drinking water and other supplies to the 40 firefighters on the ridges above.
[SOT 02:34:48]
[IN Q=we'll probably lose the helicopter]

((WE'LL PROBABLY LOSE ))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE UP THERE WATCHING IT.]


The Forest Service believes this fire and five others since the first of July were caused by lightning strikes. They hope to have the "Route 42 fire" fully contained by Tuesday.
Though this isn't the time of year when rangers normally expect to see forest fires, they say the dry conditions mean the fire danger remains very high.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Bath County))


[pet-Cloning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Want to give your pet a new "leash" on life?
Marcella Palmer found a Connecticut business that's ready to store you pet's D-N-A for future use.
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[SOT]

[1:43:05 DAVE TAPE]
[IN Q=pet lovers]
[SUPER=03-Newington, CT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Heather Bessorf/Perpetuate President; :23]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]



(Toss to Break)


[S-Landfill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:24:50]
[GRAPHIC=landfill]


We should know more about latest attempt to clean up the old Kim Stan lanfill later this afternoon.
Nine years after Kim-Stan was finally closed, residents of the area are still dealing with the problems it created.
Alleghany County is now moving forward with a project to address many of those concerns, and residents are hoping it will make a difference.
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In 1990, large tractor- trailers were lining up to dump out- of state garbage at the Kim-Stan operation.
The landfill site is now covered with small trees and other vegetation... but problems with contaminated run-off and bad odors continue to plague the community.
Yesterday, members of the Epworth United Methodist Church were welcoming a new minister, and hoping the latest effort to improve the site will be successful.
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((JANE PINCKARD/ALLEGHANY CO. RESIDENT: WE HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THIS LANDFILL FROM DAY ONE, BUT NOW I THINK WE'RE FINALLY GOING TO GET SOME POSITIVE ACTION HERE AND WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT FOR A LONG TIME.)) ((DAN JONES/ALLEGHANY CO. RESIDENT: IT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED AND I HOPE OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHAT WE'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH IN THE PAST.))
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Alleghany County has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon near the landfill site, to kick off the Kim Stan diversion ditch project.
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A profile of a recreation league umpire brought us some viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((Major league baseball is getting ready for Tuesday's All Star game. Parents and kids in Roanoke's youth baseball program think Connie Welch is an All Star umpire.
The profile our sports department did on him was a hit with one viewer.
"It was great to see a story about someone giving of himself to help children, and to see that both adults and children see the impact of one person on so many others. I want to thank Connie Welch and others in our area making a positive difference in a child's life. With so much negative pressure today, children and youth need positive role models in their life. With over twenty years of service to children, it is obvious Connie Welch cares."
Send your letters to News-7 to the following address: P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to do it by fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
For e-mail, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our home page has a moderated on-line forum. You'll find that at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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In sports, Jeff Burton set out to defend his title in Jiffy Lube 300.
Here's Roy Stanley with the results.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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An overnight shooting in Lynchburg seriously wounded a young man.
Police were called to 705 Stuart Street just before midnight after neighbors reported hearing several shots being fired in the area.
That's where an unidentified young male had been shot several times in the chest and arms.
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The mother of the boy spanked by House of Delegates candidate Al Bedrosian says her son was only restless after a long wait for a doctor's appointment.
Melissa Campbell says she stopped him when he touched Bedrosian's child, and wasn't threatening anyone.
Campbell, who didn't know who Bedrosian was when she called police, says she'll go ahead with the charges, to keep it from happening to another child.
Bedrosian, who goes to court later this month says being a dad comes first, and he doesn't care how this affects his campain.
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The U.S. Forest Service is reporting progress on a fire that has burned about 100 acres in Bath County.
The fire is located in the Rough Mountain Wilderness, a remote area accessible to firefighters only after a steep two-hour climb.
But this weekend, the Forest Service called in a helicopter crew from Detroit, and firefighters have been making progress in their efforts to contain the flames.
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