President Bush today faces a tough audience, the United Nations.
In a speech to the U-N, the President will ask for more international help for post- war reconstruction in Iraq.
[SUPER=04-File Tape; Iraq file]
Six months ago, Bush decided to go to war without the U-N, however, he's not expected to offer any apologies.
Instead, he'll ask for a new resolution to encourage countries to contribute troops and money in Iraq.
It was a year ago that Bush challenged members of the world body to confront Saddam Hussein.
What followed was nations like Germany and France leading a charge against the war.
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[IN Q=Let us not]
((LET US NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN PAST BICKERING. LET US MOVE FORWARD. A
FREE IRAQ IS IN EVERYBODY'S INTEREST. ))
[OUT Q=everybody's interest.]
To stop the bickering, member countries want the U-N to have more of a say over what happens in Iraq, something the White House may not be ready to relinquish.
Residents in one Roanoke county community are digging in their heels.
They don't want a drug treatment center in their neighborhood.
[super=03-Roanoke Co.; ]
Last night, more than 150 residents came together with county leaders to discuss the issue at an informational meeting.
They're upset that the Life Center of Galax wants to locate a methadone clinic at the corner of Ogden Road and Colonial Avenue.
Neighbors say the facility has no place in a residential area.
They're voicing concerns over traffic and nearby schools.
[IN Q= THE FIRST TIME ]
((ALLEN TRIGGER/CLINIC OPPONENT: THE FIRST TIME MY CHILD IS EXPOSED IN ANY WAY, TO A DRUG DEALER OR ADDICT YOU'RE GOING TO GET A PREDICTABLE RESPONSE AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE RATIONAL. ))
[super=01-Allen Trigger/Clinic Opponent; :00]
[OUT Q= TO BE RATIONAL.]
County leaders told the crowd they too are committed to finding ANOTHER location in the county for the facility.
They also helped residents form a committee to continue to fight the plan because the center has not yet secured a license from the state to begin operating.
Authorities have put a multi-state drug operation out of business in Halifax County.
They say it stretched from New York to North Carolina.
Seven men from South Boston, Danville and Maryland are under arrest, charged with drug possession and distribution.
Police say the alleged ringleader was responsible for distributing 80 kilos of cocaine and crack over the past two years.
Officers say 80 kilos has a street value of nearly eight-million dollars.
It's been three years since the shooting at a Roanoke gay bar.
About 20 people braved the rain last night to remember the seven people shot inside the Backstreet Cafe.
Danny Overstreet was killed and 6 others wounded
The event on Salem Avenue wrapped up a weekend of remembrances.
We should learn today from a federal appeals court whether the chaotic California recall election will go on.
At issue is whether the election should be delayed, so that punch card ballots can be updated with new voting machines.
While the panel is expected to allow the October seventh recall, the issue can still be appealed to the U-S Supreme Court.
Either way, it's a big week for Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Tomorrow night, he'll take part in a debate with other gubernatorical candidates.
It's the only debate he's agreed to participate in.
The world economy is changing fast, but the U-S is still in the drivers seat.
That's the message former British Prime Minister John Major brought to Roanoke yesterday.
Major spoke to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Information Technology Symposium at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[IN Q=For the moment]
((JOHN MAJOR/FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER; FOR THE MOMENT AMERICA IS THE PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR TO EVENTS. IN THE YEARS TO COME, THE E-U, CHINA WILL BECOME EVER MORE IMPORTANT. BUT FOR NOT THEIR INFLUENCE IS SECONDARY.))
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[OUT Q=influence is secondary.]
Major says markets, not governments, now rule economies. And growing technology now ensures those markets never sleep.
More than 800 senior-level business, government and educational leaders are discussing critical technology issues at the symposium.
In business news, Wall Street begins the week with a loss.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York.]
((> Stocks dropped across-the-board on Monday, on worries about continued
> weakness in the Dollar.
> The Dow tumbled 109 points.
> While the Nasdaq shed 31.
> Comments from this weekend's G-7 meeting in Dubai, signaled more
> in the Dollar. But the same news prompted investors to buy GOLD as an
> alternative, sending gold futures to NEAR sever-year highs.
> Keep an eye on shares of Eli Lilly (LLY). The drug maker came out with
> news after the regular session, confirming it's on track, to meet Wall
> Street's earnings targets, in the 3rd-quarter and full-year.
> Look for shares of Goodyear to move on Tuesday. The tire maker has
> announced it expects to save about a Billion dollars, after settling
> latest contract, with the United Steelworkers of America. The new deal
> allows up to 15-percent of factory jobs to be cut. Also, some tires
> currently produced in the U-S will be replaced by IMPORTS.
> Priceline.com may have more to lose. Shares tumbled more than 15
> percent, on worries about competition as a result of a deal in the
> discount travel industry. Barry Diller's Inter Active Corporation will
> buy Hotwire.com, for about $685 million, adding that site to its list
> travel holdings, including Expedia and Hotels.com .
> And Tyson Foods expects to surpass analysts' estimates in the 4th
> The food company says it's seen strong sales of its beef products.
> Auto Zone shares were also active in after-hours trading. The nation's
> largest auto parts retailer zoomed right past Wall Street's earnings
> And Motorola may see continued gains. Wall Street is hopefully that
> company will get broken up, afterthe company's CEO resigned last
> amid a clash with the board.
> Track all your stocks at our website, cbs.mw.com
> I'm jl cbs mw in ny.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Several thousand residents of Appomattox County are waking up to another day without electricity, but utility crews are making progress in repairing electrical service there.
Yesterday, many residents visited the Fire Department, where the American Red Cross distributed a supply of food vouchers, and other volunteers passed out bottled water supplied by the state.
Near Isabelle Street, and other areas touched by the hurricane, crews were working to clear damaged trees and other debris.
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[IN Q=We had a few customers]
((RAYMOND HENSLEY: WE HAD A FEW CUSTOMERS BLOCKED IN. THEY COULDN'T GET OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAY. WE HAD SOME THAT WERE OUT OF TOWN AND COME BACK AND COULDN'T GET TO THEIR HOUSE, SO WE TRY TO GET TO THOSE AND DO WHAT WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Raymond Hensley/Wisecarver Tree Service;]
[OUT Q=and do what we can.]
Officials are asking county residents to report residential damages caused by Hurricane Isabel.
Citizens can submit estimates to the county administrator's office until two Friday afternoon.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
Governor Warner says it will be days before there is an official price tag on the damage.
But he says V-DOT has already spent over 70 million dollars preparing for and cleaning up after Isabel.
Yesterday, the governor surveyed the damage in some Richmond neighborhoods that remain without power.
[IN Q=ABOUT 55 HOURS AFTER]
[OUT Q=SINCE 1933 HURRICANE.]
Officials at Dominion Power say there are nearly 650-thousand customers without electricity.
It may be days before the lights come back on for everyone.
Police in Spokane, Washington shot and wounded a 17- year- old boy who brought a handgun to school and fired a bullet into a wall.
No one else was injured.
The police chief says the student is in good condition at a Spokane hospital.
He says an officer shot the teenager when he became aggressive after about an hour and a half of negotiating.
Now police are trying to establish a motive.
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[IN Q=We really don't]
((ROGER BRAGDON/SPOKANE POLICE CHIEF: WE REALLY DON'T WHAT STARTED TODAY IN THIS YOUNG MAN'S MIND. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS ANGRY ABOUT AT SCHOOL WE DON'T KNOW WHY HE BROUGHT THE GUN TO SCHOOL WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WANTED TO GET OUT OF THIS. I AM SURE THE INVESTIGATION WILL BRING ALL THAT OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Bragdon/Spokane Police Chief;]
[OUT Q=will bring that all out.]
About two thousand students and staff were evacuated from the school when the boy entered a science classroom and fired a shot from a nine- millimeter semi- automatic handgun into a wall.
One community in Botetourt County helped police bust alleged burglars in the area.
21 year old James Justin Turner of Weyers Cave, 20 year old Chris W. Davis of Eagle Rock, and a 17 year old Botetourt County juvenile have all been charged with four counts of burglary and larceny each.
Nearly forty-thousand dollars worth of stolen goods were taken in the month long series of burglaries.
Sheriff Ronald Sprinkle credits the direct involvement of a cooperative community in north Botetourt County with the arrest.
Alleghany County authorities are also charging them with one count of burglary that happened in that area.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
A Radford native is western Virginia's newest federal judge.
The U-S Senate confirmed Glen Conrad to the U-S District bench yesterday.
Conrad was nominated by President Bush back in April.
He's spent his entire adult life working in the federal judicial system -- first as a probation officer and then as a U-S Magistrate in Charlottesville and Roanoke.
Judge Conrad will fill the position created when Judge James Turk assumed senior status last year.
In business news, A drop in the dollar sent stocks lower yesterday.
Rachel Lee has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Rachel Lee/Reporting; :]
[OUT Q=I'm Rachel Lee]
((THE MAJOR INDICES TUMBLED ON MONDAY AMID THE DROP IN U-S DOLLAR AFTER THE PAST WEEKEND'S G-7 MEETING.
THE DOW WAS DOWN 109 POINTS ON THE DAY AND...THE NASDAQ LOST 31.
WAL-MART SAYS IT SHOULD TO HIT THE TOP END OF ITS SEPTEMBER SALES PROJECTION--DESPITE STORE CLOSINGS CAUSED BY HURRICANE ISABEL LAST WEEK.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER EXPECTS SAME STORE SALES TO INCREASE BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE-PERCENT FOR THE MONTH.
THE COMPANY SAYS STRONG SALES IN GIRLS CLOTHING, TOYS, AND FOOD ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE NUMBERS.
WAL-MART'S SEPTEMBER SALES PERIOD WILL END ON OCTOBER THIRD.
INTERACTIVE CORPORATION IS BUYING HOTWIRE-DOT-COM.
THE E-COMMERCE COMPANY HAS AGREED TO PAY 665-MILLION-DOLLARS IN CASH FOR THE DISCOUNT TRAVEL WEBSITE.
INTERACTIVE SAYS THE DEAL WILL EXPAND IT'S TRAVEL SERVICE BUSINESS.
INTERACTIVE ALREADY OWNS EXPEDIA AND HOTELS-DOT-COM.
THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE HAS NAMED AN INTERIM LEADER.
JOHN REED WILL TAKE THE HELM OF THE N-Y-S-E NEXT WEEK.
REED IS A FORMER CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CITIGROUP.
HE WILL BE INHERITING THE JOB AMID A
S-E-C INVESTIGATION OF THE EXCHANGE'S SPECIALIST TRADING FIRMS.
FORMER CHAIRMAN AND C-E-O RICHARD GRASSO RESIGNED LAST WEDNESDAY AMID CRITICISM OVER HIS 140-MILLION DOLLAR COMPENSATION PACKAGE.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M RACHEL LEE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS]
[SS=George W. Bush]
"If you need help, let us know."
That's the word from President Bush who offered federal help to states that took the worst hits from Hurricane Isabel.
The president stopped by the Virginia State Police Academy yesterdau afternoon to thank F-E-M-A employees and local emergency personnel for working around the clock to guide relief efforts.
He says everything is being done to get power restored and to get supplies like water and ice to those who need it.
President Bush also thanked ordinary citizens for offering a helping hand.
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[IN Q=The true character]
((PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: THE TRUE CHARACTER OF THIS COUNTRY COMES OUT IN TIMES OF STRESS AND EMERGENCY AND THIS COUNTRY HAS RESPONDED ONCE AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=responded once again]
President Bush granted Governor Warner's request to expand the state's emergency declarations to 43 additional jurisdictions.
That brings the total number to 99 jurisdictions covered by federal government.
[GRAPHIC=Paws and Claws]
Fall officially arrives today, and along with it, perfect weather to take your pet for a walk.
But why not help out other animals at the same time.
The annual "Walk for the Animals" take place next month.
Tammy Javier is the director of the Planned Pethood Clinic in Boones Mill, and she joins us now with more on their annual fundraiser.
Good Morning, Tammy.
(This is the third year for this event-- How does this benefit animals in need?)
[SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Planned Pethood;]
(And this year, there's a special canine grand marshal, Daisy Grace-- Tell us about what happened to her?)
(How can people sign up for the walk?)
(In addition to the walk itself, what else will be going on?)
(And you've brought along a couple of kittens with you that are looking for a good home...tell us about them quickly.)
Thanks so much for coming in today, Tammy.
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If you're interested in taking part in the Walk for the Animals,
It takes place on Saturday, October 18th, beginning at 9 A-M at the Y-M-C-A in Rocky Mount.
For more information, you can call Planned Pethood at 540-334-1268.
News 7 Mornin will be right back.
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The Hokies have risen in the polls this week - and now the challenge is to keep this week's opponent from rising up.
Here's Mike Stevens with this week's Tech 2003 Report.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[OUT Q=...NICE TUESDAY EVERYBODY."]
(( The Hokies return to a normal Saturday afternoon schedule this week when they host U-Conn in a Noon kickoff at Lane Stadium.
In tonight's Tech 2003 Report we're taking a defensive posture heading into the fourth game of the season.
In the preseason - the Tech defense was touted as the strength of the team with nine returning starters and a majority of their back-ups in the fold.
So far - through three games - Bud Foster's gang has lived up to its billing.
The Hokies are ranked first in the Big East in rush defense and total defense - giving up just 2 yards a carry on the ground and 250 total yards a game.
Some mental errors and technique lapses as far leverage and taking the proper angle when tackling have given Foster something to harp on in practice.
He clearly would rather have consistent play over the spectacular.
Crawford has been named the Big East's defensive player of the week for his career high 18 tackle performance against Texas A&M.
He and the Hokie will duplicate that effort against a 3-and-1 U-Conn team that is much improved over the one Tech hammered 52-to-10 in 2001.))
[Tape tosses to break]