[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke City Council hears citizens' complaints about the Rescue Mission's plans to expand.
Council members also work out a compromise for travel on Wiley Drive.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a plane crash kills the Governor of Missouri.
The incident may impact tonight's scheduled Presidential debate in St. Louis.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more coming up next on News 7 Mornin.



[11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-31]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More than a dozen people addressed Roanoke's City Council last night in opposition to an expansion plan by the Rescue Mission. In the past year, the Mission has solicited community input about their plans. But Meredyth Censullo reports, some Southeast residents say they don't believe their comments have been taken seriously.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Does the city...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Scott/Southeast Resident;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:12]
[SUPER=04-September;:27]
[SUPER=01-Debra Jewel/Historic Belmont Pres. Assoc.;:41]
[SUPER=04-August;:48]
[SUPER=01-Scott Blankenship/Roanoke Mission Board Pres.;1:07]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=MC, News7, Roanoke.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ Tape 2 12:16:33 - 12:16:44]
[IN Q=Does the city...]

((DOES THE CITY OF ROANOKE WANT A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HARDWORKING, LAWABIDING CITIZENS OR DOES THE CITY WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO FIRST ENTER SE TO SEE A HUGE CAMPUS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT THE CITY, THE CITIZENS OR ITSELVES...))


[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=itselves.]


[NATS- Applause]
[RUNS= :03]


Rounds of applause broke out between speeches by several Southeast Roanoke residents, who say the Rescue Mission is bringing crime, drugs and transients into the neighborhoods they're working to fix up.
[nats - house demolition]
[RUNS= :04]



Residents cite the demolition of three homes in Belmont. The homes don't belong to the Mission - but the land could become a part of the expansion project, which will include a home for women and children.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Tape 1 12:04:40]
[IN Q=We absolutely don't]

((WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT ANY MORE OF OUR HOMES DESTROYED FOR IN THE PROCESS WE LOSE ANOTHER PIECE OF WHAT MAKES US HISTORIC BELMONT.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=Belmont.]


In the past year the Rescue Mission has addressed community concerns at three neighborhood walks and five public meetings. And it says it won't submit a final plan for the project until all of those concerns are addressed. But, it says, the needs of the less privileged need to be addressed too.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ Tape 2 :18:56]
[IN Q=The lives of...]

((THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE WE TRY TO CHANGE AT THE MISSION HAVE EVERY BIT, ARE ENTITLED TO, THE SAME RIGHTS AS EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=community.]

((AS IS THE CASE WITH ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS, CITY COUNCIL HAS TURNED THE ISSUE OVER TO CITY MANAGER DARLENE BURCHAM FOR R


EVIEW. MEREDYTH CENSULLO NEWS7 ROANOKE.)))) [11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:30:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It appears that Wiley Drive will re-open to cars.
Yesterday afternoon, Council tried to craft a compromise on the issue by approving one- way traffic through Smith Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Opponents of the plan to reopen the road asked members of city council to delay their decision and study the issue a while longer.
But a majority of council agreed that one-way traffic would make room for walkers and cyclists, while maintaining access for others.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Make the entire length]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MAKE THE ENTIRE LENGTH ONE WAY, PUT UP BARRICADES TO SEPARATE THE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM THE AUTOMOBILES AND THE WALKERS... AND TRY TO MEET EVERYONE'S NEED IN THIS ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=and try to meet everyone's needs in this issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


The decision appeared to satisfy few who had spoken on the issue... but council directed the city manager to develop a new one-way traffic plan.
They set no timetable for re-opening the road, and did not decide which direction the traffic will flow.
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[MO-Governor]


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


The Governor of Missouri is dead--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Goldman, MO;]


Mel Carnahan was killed in a small plane crash last night, about 25 miles south of St. Louis.
A campaign aide and Carnahan's son, who was flying the twin engine plane, also died.
National Transportation Safety Board Officials will arrive on the crash scene later this morning.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


66- year- old Carnahan was completing his second term as Governor, and was in the race for U-S Senate in Missouri.

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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Meanwhile, Carnahan's death may affect tonight's scheduled debate in St. Louis between Al Gore and George W- Bush.
Campaign officials are considering either postponing or canceling tonight's meeting.

[11Gay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC04:54]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]


A witness to the shooting at the Back Street Cafe last month says Ronald Gay sat next to him for five or ten minutes without saying anything before allegedly opened fire.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dalton Flowers testified at the preliminary hearing yesterday that Gay asked if he could sit at the table where he and Danny Overstreet were sitting.
Flowers said, "Sure, have a seat."
Without warning, a few minutes later, Gay started shooting.
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[SOT 11:27:45]
[IN Q=Certainly on his]

((CERTAINLY ON HIS MENTAL STATUS AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE, IN LIGHT OF HIS PAST CONTACT WITH THE V.A. HOSPITAL AND THINGS LIKE THAT, CERTAINLY, I THINK THERE WILL BE SOME INFORMATION DEVELOPED ALONG THAT LINE.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=along that line.]
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[V/O-NAT]
A first- degree murder charge was certified to the grand jury... in Overstreet's death.
Prosecutor Don Caldwell says at least some of the AGGRAVATED malicious wounding charges may have to be reduced, because many of those people who survived the shooting do not have severe, permanent injuries.
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[6-Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Investigators in Carroll County are still looking for one suspect in a murder there Sunday night.
42-year-old Donald Ricky Allen of Christiansburg was shot once in the back of the neck in front of a house on Buffalo Road.
The sheriff says Allen had been there with three friends.
Two were questioned about the shooting. Investigators still want to talk to another, who's believed to be in Tennessee.
The sheriff says the shooting MAY have been drug-related.

[6-Pitts-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Pittsylvania County deputies are also investigating a murder.
Sheriff's deputies discovered the body of 47-year-old Sandra Oakes in her mobile home on Saturday.
They went to check on her because she hadn't been seen for a couple of days and relatives were worried.
Officials aren't saying how she was killed.

[11Hunting-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC59:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Voters will choose next month whether to add the right to hunt, fish and harvest game to the Virginia Constitution. That is, unless animal rights activists win a lawsuit and yank the question off the ballot. Tina Tenret explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some hunters]
[SUPER=204-File Tape; :05]
[SUPER=201-Carson Quarles/Game & Inland Fisheries; :21]
[SUPER=201-Jeff Leitner/Fund for Animals; :53]
[SUPER=240-Tina/Tenret/ttenret*wdbj7.com; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Hunters say they're sick of being preyed upon -- that they're simply continuing an age-old tradition. As benefits, they say, they keep the deer population from exploding and beef up the state economy by buying equipment.
So they want fishing and hunting rights guaranteed in the Virginia Constitution.
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[SOT 10:41:25]
[IN Q=A LOT OF RIGHTS]

((CARSON QUARLES/DEP'T OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: A LOT OF RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES ARE UNDER ATTACK BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. IN TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE AND AVAILABLE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=AND AVAILABLE]
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[SOT 15:08:58]
[IN Q=This proposed amendment]

((JEFF LEITNER/FUND FOR ANIMALS: THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL NOT PROTECT HUNTING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=will not protect hunting]

Jeff Leitner of the Fund for Animals points out -- the General Assembly can still pass laws against hunting and fishing, even if this amendment passes. He's teamed up with the Humane Society and three Virginia residents to sue the State Board of Elections -- to yank this question off the ballot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:06:38]
[IN Q=This amendment]

((LEITNER: THIS AMENDMENT IS REALLY A FRIVOLOUS ATTEMPT BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TO HIJACK THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION WITH POLITICAL STATEMENTS. CERTAINLY WE DON'T FEEL THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR POLITICAL STATEMENTS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=for political statements]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OPPONENTS DO WORRY]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: OPPONENTS DO WORRY THAT THIS AMENDMENT WILL STRIP TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF THEIR POWER TO CONTROL HUNTING -- WITHIN CITY LIMITS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR IN SUBDIVISIONS. BUT DELEGATE VIC THOMAS FROM ROANOKE SAYS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL STILL HAVE THAT POWER, UNLESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES IT AWAY.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=TAKES IT AWAY]

This Friday, a judge decides whether voters get to take a shot at this issue.
Tina Tenret News7 ))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, colonoscopies are the best screening method for colon cancer.
Plus, the benefits of drinking coffee don't stop at one cup. Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) COLONOSCOPIES MAY BE EXPENSIVE BUT A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THE PROCEDURE IS WELL WORTH THE PRICE.

VT=VO

((vo)) RESEARCHERS COMPARED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING METHODS AND FOUND THE COLONOSCOPY TO BE THE MOST RELIABLE.
DOCTORS RECOMMEND PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF FIFTY UNDERGO THE PROCEDURE EVERY TEN YEARS.
THE FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OF THE "ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE."

VT=VO

((vo)) HERE'S A STORY THAT WILL PERK UP CAFFEINETED COFFEE DRINKERS.
A STUDY CONDUCTED BY THE HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOUND PEOPLE WHO CONSUME ONE TO THREE CUPS A DAY MAY CUT THEIR RISK OF DEVELOPING PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN HALF.
THIS NEW DATA LENDS SUPPORT TO AN EARLIER STUDY FROM HAWAII THAT SUGGESTED A LINK BETWEEN COFFEE INTAKE AND A REDUCED RISK OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE.
HOWEVER DOCTORS CAUTION THE RESEARCH IS PRELIMINARY AND SHOULDN'T INFLUENCE ANYONE'S COFFEE HABITS.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND FINALLY, DON'T FEEL SO GUILTY NEXT TIME YOU EAT CHOCOLATE. RECENT RESEARCH SUGGESTS A LITTLE BIT MAY BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART.
CHOCOLATE CONTAINS FLAVINOIDS WHICH ARE ALSO FOUND IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO CUT CHOLESTEROL.
SCIENTISTS SAY THE RESEARCH IS ONLY AT THE PRELIMINARY STAGE AND NO ONE IS SUGGESTING PEOPLE SUBSTITUTE CHOCOLATE FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Relatives of James "Meekey" Minor are asking the city to release police documents involved in the investigation into his death. Minor was killed in September when his motorcycle collided with a car shortly after he was chased by Roanoke police.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Tonight's scheduled debate in St. Louis between Al Gore and George W- Bush MAY be postponed or canceled.
That after Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash last night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the emergency Mideast summit continues in Egypt.
But common ground is difficult to find between Israeli and Palestinian leaders as the violence continues.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, October 17th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[11Minor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Relatives of James "Meekey" Minor are asking the city to release police documents involved in the investigation into his death.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Minor was killed September 10th when his motorcycle collided with a car.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September]

The accident happened minutes after a pursuit by Roanoke police. Last month the city released a report saying the police officer followed protocol during the pursuit.
[SUPER=04-Monday]

But Minor's relatives say they're still seeking justice and have found 10 witnesses whose recollections of the accident does not match police reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm asking the...]

((I'M ASKING THE INVESTIGATION BE TURNED OVER TO A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD...NOT JUST BLACK CITIZENS....CITY WIDE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Patterson/Minor's Aunt]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=city wide community.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]

The Minor family is asking for all emergency and police reports, Minor's autopsy report and the names of all the officers involved in the case.


[2-MO-Governor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tonight's scheduled debate in St. Louis between Al Gore and George W- Bush MAY be postponed or canceled.
That after Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Goldman, MO;]


Carnahan's son and a campaign aide were also killed.
Officials say the twin engine plane took off from St. Louis in rain and fog.
Debris is said to be scattered over a wide area.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will arrive later this morning.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Carnahan was on his second term as Governor, and was pursuing a seat in the U-S Senate.
He was 66.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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


Day Two of the emergency Mideast summit is underway. A diplomatic source says the Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to seek a cease-fire. The reported deal came after marathon talks at an Egyptian resort, where President Clinton shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Bank;]


Violence did erupt prior to the agreement. Earlier today, Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian gunmen and rock throwers.
A Palestinian officer was killed and nearly 40 other Palestinians are reported wounded.
Meanwhile, President Clinton met separately with both Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak, as he searched for common ground.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:01:56]
[IN Q=The future of ]

((THE FUTURE OF THE PEOPLE'S INVOLVED HERE. THE FUTURE OF THE PEACE PROCESS AND THE STABILITY OF THE REGION ARE AT STAKE. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO FAIL HERE.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to fail here]
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[VO-NAT]


Common ground has not been easy to find, though--
Arafat is demanding an Israeli pullback and an international fact- finding mission.

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[11Tech-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC55:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The violence in the Middle East is having an impact close to home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


More than 15 students from a campus Islamic group staged a silent protest on the drill field.
Their signs condemned Israeli violence against Palestinians, pointing out that mostly Palestinian civilians have been killed.
They say the bloodshed effects all Muslim people... and creates tension even in our area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:44 - :57]
[IN Q=There has been]

((HESHAM RAKHA/TECH PROFESSOR: THERE HAS BEEN AN INCIDENT WHERE ONE PERSON, THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE STUDENTS HERE, WAS WALKING TO CAMPUS AND A CAR OF SOME STUDENTS STARTED SWEARING AT HER.))
[SUPER=01-Hesham Rakha/Tech Professor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=swearing at her.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Virginia Tech student group will have an informational booth on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on campus late this month.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Bob Farmer/Farmer's Almanac;]



[STEVE READS INTRO TO THE TECH 2000 Report ON-RECORD][Tech2000]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=TECH 2000]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2000 6719]


It's time now for our weekly Tech 2000 report. This morning Mike Stevens has a variety of topics for us including why the U.S. Postal service loves Michael Vick.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=3:28]
[OUT Q=...AFTER THIS BREAK."]
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(( This morning the Tech 2000 Report gives you a taste of what "Michael Mania" is really like. Plus, Tech once again dominates the Big East weekly honors, and Big Frank gets ready to blow out out the candles. Frank Beamer turns 54 on Wednesday. And as he blows out the candles on his cake - his wish for a dream season this year is likely a lot more grounded than what you'd expect. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Several of his players did just that against West Virginia and as a result Tech dominates this week's Big East honors.
Andre Davis is the offensive player of the week. He scored three TDs in three different ways in a span of six minutes and finished with 273 all-purpose yards against WVU. Cornerback Ronyell Whitaker is the conference's defensive player of the week. He had two interceptions against West Virginia to go along with 11 tackles. And the versatile Wayne Ward gets his 2nd straight award as Big East special teams player of the week after picking up a blocked punt. He also delivered the key block that opened the lane for Davis's 76 yard punt return. ((WAYNE WARD:)) Speaking of doing a good deed! ((NAT SOUND:)) Sharon McCloskey is Virginia Tech senior Associate Athletic director. Among her many duties these days is handling the thousands of pieces of mail and autograph requests Michael Vick has received since the start of practice back on August 10th.)) ((SHARON MCCLOSKEY:)) ((MIKE & SHARON:)) ((In fact, the volume of requests has grown so quickly that Tech now fills each request with a special Michael Vick postcard - so that Vick can concentrate on school and football and not his penmanship.)) ((MIKE ADLIB TAG:))
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[tape tosses to break]



[Ship-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


Security officials are questioning the head of the company that services U-S warships in Yemen, along with dozens of port workers about the bombing of the U-S-S Cole.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aden, Yemen;]


Meanwhile, the recovery efforts continue for missing crew members.
Divers with underwater cutting torches are searching flooded compartments.
Two bodies are visible, another 10 are believed trapped.
Out of the 17 believed dead, only five have been recovered.
Relatives are just hoping for the best.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:05:53 ]
[IN Q=I'm strong]

((SARAH GUANA/MOTHER OF MISSING SAILOR: I'M STRONG, BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S PRAYING, AND I FEEL IT, I'M NOT GOING TO LET GO.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Guana/Mother of Missing Sailor;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=to let go.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


More than half of the injured sailors who returned home over the weekend were released from a Norfolk hospital.
Meanwhile, forensics experts continue combing the ship for evidence, as they search for who's responsible for Thursday's bombing
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[5-UVA-Napster]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=500-1]
[GRAPHIC=Napster]


Some Virginia college students can still download from Napster.
Attorney General Mark Earley says U-V-A cannot block access to the site through its Internet service provider.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Napster is an Internet program that lets users share music without paying for it.
The company's continued existence is now a matter before the courts, and in a letter to UVA, Earley said the university should not take sides in the dispute.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Earley's words, "we are not nixing Napster", but he says his position could change if courts decide the web site violates copyright laws.

[11Va-Quarter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:58:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The new Virginia Quarter featuring Jamestown's founding will soon be in circulation across the country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamestown;]


U-S Treasurer Mary Ellen Witherow joined Governor Jim Gilmore to unveil the Virginia quarter yesterday.
Gilmore chose the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery to represent the Commonwealth in the 50 State Quarters program.
How much did it matter that Virginia's already pushing the 400th anniversary of the English landing?
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Total. All the designs]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=perfect opportunity.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


More than a Billion quarters, minted over the next ten weeks, make the quarter a powerful advertising vehicle in pockets across America.
(------------)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

More than a dozen people opposed to an expansion plan by the Rescue Mission addressed Roanoke City Council last night.
Some Southeast Roanoke residents say the Rescue Mission is bringing crime, drugs and transients into the neighborhoods they're working to fix up. The Rescue Mission says it won't submit a final plan for the project until all the community's concerns are addressed.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Relatives of James "Meekey" Minor are asking the city to release police documents involved in the investigation into his death. Minor was killed September 10th when his motorcycle collided with a car, just minutes after a pursuit by Roanoke police. Last month the city released a report saying the police officer followed protocol during the pursuit.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Roanoke City Council has directed the city manager to develop a new one-way traffic plan for Wiley Drive. A majority of council agreed that one-way traffic through Smith Park would make room for walkers and cyclists, while maintaining access for others. No timetable has been set for re-opening the road.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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