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[TALENT=Keith]

A murder victim found in the truck of a car in Floyd County.
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[V/O-NAT] Also on NEWS 7 tonight:
A new regional air carrier will set up shop in Roanoke next month.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports. The Express cuts three players this afternoon. We'll check on the condition of UVa quarterback Dan Ellis.
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[VO-NAT]

And in tonight's Tech 2000 report we'll meet the number one running back in the nation - Kevin Jones - a kid with Tech in his sights.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures drop hard tonight as the wind dies down a bit. Expect a hard freeze and lots of frost tomorrow morning.

[Potomac-Air]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC49:09]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Reg. Airport]


A new airline has landed in the Valley.
Potomac Air is setting up shop at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Operations will be based in an existing hangar. Maintenance, dispatch and crew scheduling will be handled here.
Jennifer Miele is at the Airport.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Jennifer/Microwave;]


Jen does this actually mean more, cheaper flights?
[LIVE=Jennifer FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


According to Airport Officials, yes it does, Keith. Officials say all Potomac Aircraft will come here for maintenance ... and airlines don't like to fly an empty plane out of an airport.
It also means jobs... Potomac Air has already started to recruit.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport; :18]
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[OUT Q=grow into more air service.]

(( Roanoke Regional Airport spent $800,000 revamping what it calls "hangar four." U.S. Airways used to do maintenance there, but pulled out three years ago.
Before Roanoke Regional started looking for a new tenant, Potomac Air landed a deal.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've done a lot]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: WE'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK OVER THE LAST YEAR AND WERE ABOUT TO GO OUT AND START TO HEAVILY RECRUIT AND FIND AN OPERATOR TO COME IN, WHEN THEY SORT OF APPROACHED US FIRST.))
[OUT Q=approached us first.]

[RUNS10]
Potomac Air will service Washington, D.C. traffic.
The new airline is a subsidiary of U.S. Airways. If the merger between U.S. Airways and United Airlines goes through, officials say Potomac Air could grow faster than anyone anticipated.
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[IN Q=We're very hopeful, in time]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: WE'RE VERY HOPEFUL, IN TIME, IT WILL GROW INTO REGIONAL JET, MAYBE FULL SIZE JET SERVICE.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=size jet service.]


Potomac Air is hiring pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, dispatchers and crew schedulers immediately.
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[IN Q=It's always good]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A TENANT WHO IS AN AIRLINE DOING MAINTENANCE THERE. IT INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD OF PLANES COMING IN. THEY DON'T LIKE BRINGING THEM IN AND GOING OUT EMPTY. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, WE'RE VERY HOPEFUL THAT IN TIME IT WILL GROW INTO MORE AIR SERVICE.))
[OUT Q=more air service.]

[RUNS15]))
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The airline expects to begin operations and flights as early as November.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jennifer and Keith /Microwave;]


Keith, no word yet on HOW MANY jobs will be coming to the Valley, but Potomac air says it is heavily recruiting.

[Demoranville]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC46:06]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A man who held authorities at bay for eleven hours in Radford yesterday is behind bars tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Yesterday]


Christopher Demoranville was released from the hospital this afternoon after being treated for a self-inflicted wound.
Today he is in the same jail as a friend he helped put away with his testimony.
DeMoranville and Derrick Chapman plotted a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge last year.
DeMoranville told police about it and got three years probation.
Chapman was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Police say this time, DeMoranville could face prison time for the standoff.
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[Native-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:16:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Columbus Day brought parades and protests during observances in New York, Denver and other U-S cities today.
The concerns of native Americans were also heard here in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Early this morning in Richmond, someone poured a liquid that looked like blood onto a statue of Christopher Columbus.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


In Blacksburg, Virginia Tech students gathered on the drill field to bring attention to native American issues.
Among their concerns, is what one protester described as "the misuse of Indian culture" in the school system.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This group of us]

((THIS GROUP OF US HAVE JUST GOTTEN TOGETHER TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING EDUCATED IN A WAY THAT CAN HELP ALL OF US TRULY APPRECIATE DIVERSITY. AND TO ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL OF OUR STORIES AND HOW THIS HISTORY THAT'S OUR HISTORY HAS ALSO THESE DIFFERENT STRANDS.)) ((WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY TRYING TO BE ANTI- COLUMBUS. WE ARE JUST TRYING TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE. MOST OF WHAT PEOPLE KNOW OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND 1492 IS WHAT THEY WERE TOLD IN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOKS AND WE WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT))
[SUPER=01-Harry Dyer/Native American; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shane Johnson/Va. Tech Student; :25]
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[OUT Q=promote a different viewpoint.]
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[VO-NAT]


The demonstrators who gathered at Virginia tech today, also support the effort to change the names of sports teams and school mascots, including the Blacksburg Indians, that use native American themes.
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[SJ-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC53:35]
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A new hospital is about to go up in Lexington. Groundbreaking is scheduled for next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/October 1998]


Stonewall Jackson Hospital has been cramped for years. Two years ago, the hospital board decided to build a new facility instead of renovating the present one.
Now the work is about to begin, with groundbreaking set for November 10th.
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[Floyd-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC46:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators are looking for the killer of a woman who's body was discovered in Floyd Counmty last night. [TAKE FS Map]
She was found in the trunk of a car near an abandoned house east of Floyd.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Marya/Microwave;]


Marya Jones is in the new River newsroom with details.
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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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((ROLLCUE:...murder on their hands.)) [LIVE VO]
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[OUT Q=disappeared last week.]



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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Marya/Microwave;]

Keith?
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


More money's on the way to improve safety on Interstate 81.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And fifty years after it began, Danville and Pittsylvania County honor their Korean War veterans.
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[Vision-2001]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC2:00:01]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Vision 2001]

Tomorrow night residents can tell City Council what they want out of Roanoke for the next 20 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The city is revising its comprehensive plan, which dictates everything from the appearance of certain neighborhoods to services for the elderly. Tomorrow night, citizens can speak out on issues like preserving neighborhoods, creating housing, placing new businesses, expanding museums and making Roanoke more of a tourist and convention destination.
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[SOT 14:28:49]
[IN Q=The power]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THE POWER OF THE CITIZENRY CAN BE VERY IMPORTANT, AND WE WANT CITIZENS TO BE INVOLVED. I THINK CITIZENS ARE ASKING TO BE INVOLVED AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIMES FOR THEIR INVOLVEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=for their involvement]
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[VO-NAT]

Citizen committees will work on the draft for about nine months in a process called Vision 2001 -- before presenting it to the planning commission for approval. Tomorrow night's brainstorming session starts at 7 at the Civic Center. People will also get a survey mailed to them in the city's new Roanoke Citizen magazine.
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[81-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]


More federal money is likely to be on the way soon ... to pay for new safety technology along Interstate 81 in Virginia.
The House has passed the final version of a bill that provides three million dollars. Senate approval and President Clinton's signature are expected.
The money would help pay for instruments along 81 that would determine road hazards such as bad weather or congestion and signs to warn drivers.

[Lynchburg-Registrar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:10:25]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


In Lynchburg, the initials "D-M-V" could also stand for "Discovered More Voters".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg's voter registrar moved into the Department of Motor Vehicles on September 25th.
In her first day of business there, she registered more new voters than she had in six months at City hall.
Registrar Anne- Marie Middlesworth says the new location and a tight presidential race are getting more people to sign up.
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[SOT 9:48:16]
[IN Q=I do think]

((ANNE-MARIE MIDDLESWORTH/LYNCHBURG VOTER REGISTRAR: I DO THINK THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE REGISTERING TO VOTE FOR THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND I THINK THOSE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE D-M-V ANYWAY TO DO OTHER BUSINESS. IT'S JUST A WIN-WIN THAT WE CAN BE THERE TO HELP THEM, PROVIDE THE INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING REGISTERED TO VOTE, GIVING THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION.))
[SUPER=01-Anne-Marie Middlesworth/Lynchburg Voter Registrar]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=the upcoming election.]
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[VO-NAT]


The deadline for registering to vote in the November election is tomorrow.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
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The major indeces bounced back from big losses earlier in the day. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 28 points for the day, NASDAQ dropped five.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained a tenth of a point.
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[Korean-Vet]


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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:18:07]
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Some call it the forgotten war. But people in Danville remembered and honored Korean War veterans who served their country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Daughters of American Revolution hosted a Korean War 50-th Anniversary remembrance this morning in Danville.
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode dedicated an American Flag and State Senator Charles Hawkins dedicated a Virginia flag.
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[SOT 30:20]
[IN Q=I thnk a lot]

((HAROLD SOYARS/KOREAN WAR VETERAN: I THINK A LOT ABOUT MY FRIENDS ...FRIENDS WHO WERE LOST AND THOSE WHO MADE IT. I'M GLAD FOR THEM.))
[SOT 25:28]

((CARLTON DUNN/KOREAN WAR VETERAN: THE KOREAN WAR IS CALLED THE FORGOTTEN WAR BUT SO MANY PEOPLE WAS KILLED, WOUNDED AND MISSING. TO BE A PART OF THIS NATION AND WHAT I WENT THROUGH..I FEEL PROUD THAT I DID MY PART.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Soyars/Korean War Veteran; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carlton Dunn/Korean War Veteran; :11]
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[OUT Q=did my part.]
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[VO-NAT]


22 service-people from Pittsylvania County and Danville lost their lives during the conflict.
The Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Express makes its final cuts before Friday night's season opener. We'll have an injury update on Dan Ellis.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, in tonight's Tech 2000 report Michael Vick gives himself a midterm grade after five games of the season.
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[S-Tech2000]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2000]


The Hokies and Mountaineers renew their border war this Thursday night at Lane Stadium. But tonight's Tech 2000 report is about keeping up with the Jones, the XFL factor and midterm grades for the gifted one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/Top Prep Tailback in the Nation; :30]
[SUPER=04-1997; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Will Play in the XFL; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/7 Rushing TDs This Season; 1:54]
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/September 30; 2:07]
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[OUT Q=...MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY."]
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((The Big East's leading rusher Tanardo Sharps was in Blackbsurg this past Saturday as well as Lee Suggs and Andre Kendrick, who each helped key the Hokies top Temple with thier ground efforts. But the running back getting the most attention from the Tech coaches was number 2 Kevin Jones. The six-two 200 pound tailback from Cardinal O'Hara high school in Chester, Pennsylvania took an unofficial visit to Blacksburg to take in Homecoming 2000. ((KEVIN JONES:)) Jones, who runs a 4 point 2- 40, bench presses 335 pounds and has a 38 inch vertical leap is considered the top prep running back in the nation. ((KEVIN JONES:)) Jones dad says right now Virginia Tech is number one of their list, ahead of Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin and Tennessee. Speaking of lists - former Hokie all-american Jim Druckenmiller fell off the lists of every NFL team this summer when he was cut by the Dolphins. The 49ers first round pick in 1997 says he can't wait for the new XFL draft at the end of the month. ((JIM DRUCKENMILLER:)) Druck never had to deal with the pressure of begin a starting college quarterback until his junior season. Conversly, Michael Vick has been in the hotseat for two years. His play has been erratic at times this year, and through five games Michael says his midterm grade should be a B.)) ((MICHAEL VICK:))

[S-Lambert]


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


No matter what Tech does, the Hokies likely will be playing second fiddle to Miami in the eyes of many until the two teams play next month. The Lambert poll which ranks the top teams in the east was released today. The Canes are number one while the Hokies are second.

[S-Ellis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-67 tc 1:49:57]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


UVA Quarterback Dan Ellis is day to day after suffering a strained hamstring in Saturday's 31-23 win over Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotteville/Last Saturday;]


Ellis was injured with less than two minutes remaining in the first half when his pass was picked off by Shawn Forte.
Ellis didn't play the second half and finished the game six for six, 148 yards and one touchdown.
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[anchor=Mike]
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He'll have a week to rest. The Cavaliers are off this Saturday and play Florida State in Florida on the 21st.[S-Ex

press]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-66 tc 2:01:17]
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Express Head Coach Perry Florio has cut the roster down to 21 players.
Florio made the decision after watching Roanoke's two preseason games.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach;]
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[OUT Q=keeping 21]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke lost both of its preseason contests to Richmond and plays the Renegades in the season opener this Friday.
Florio says it's just going to take some time for this team to jell.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The puck drops for Friday's game at 7:30 at the Roanoke Civic Center. [Forecasts]
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