[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A day of mourning in Norfolk for the 17 sailors who died aboard the U-S-S Cole.
Meanwhile, more remains are recovered from the ship as the investigation of the bombing continues.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And someone is apparently poisoning DOGS in a southwest Roanoke neighborhood.
Police are investigating.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay tuned for all that and more on News 7 Mornin.



[Ship-Explosion]


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


President Clinton will attend the memorial service today in Norfolk for the 17 victims of the attack on the U-S-S Cole.
As for the investigation into last week's blast, F-B-I director Louis Freeh is heading to Yemen to assist with the probe.
Mark Phillips has the latest on recovery efforts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Aden, Yemen/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Bodine/U.S. Ambassador to Yemen; :53]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ann Chamberlain/U.S.S. Cole Navigator; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=Mark Phillips, CBS News, Aden.]

((
Five days after the attack on the USS Cole the bodies of 6 more victims were recovered.
Their remains had been trapped behind layers of crumpled metal. It's believed 6 more bodies are still trapped in the wreckage.
And while forensic experts continue to search for clues, Yemeni officials are claiming they've found bomb making equipment in a house near the port.
Impoverished Yemen is still considered by the US to be a possible breathing ground for terrorists, but the government here, very anxious to deflect any blame, says the two residents of the alleged bomb-making house were foreigners who have disappeared.
US officials are being more cautious saying only that the investigation is now further ahead than it was before. One lead that turned out to be a dead-end was the hope there was harbour surveillance videotape of the attack. US officials now say there is no useful video.

sot (US Ambassador Barbara Bodine): "Thoughout this investigation we are

going to be making significant progress day to day and certainly from yesterday to today it's been a quantum leap. "
Whoever bombed the Cole, a ship's officer confirmed there had been no warning.

sot (Lt. Ann Chamberlain): "I thought it was something that had hit the

ship or something that had gone wrong with the refueling. I wasn't sure really just very confused completely unexpected. "

(o/c) The investigation here may still be in its preliminary stages with

no indication yet as to who might have launched this attack or what threat to Americans here might still exist. But the Navy is taking no chances. Its moved an amphibious ready-group into the area, lying just off-shore with landing craft, tanks, helicopters and 2,000 marines.
MP, CBS News, Aden

))[11Cole-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC29:43]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Virginia Senator John Warner is calling the Navy and Marine brass before the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs tomorrow.
Warner says he's proud of the way the Navy's handled the U-S-S Cole attack, and wants the world to know American ships will NOT shy away from danger zones.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:35:40]
[IN Q=But America]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: BUT AMERICA IS ENTITLED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS THE PROCESS THAT EVERY DAY IS MADE BY PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY...LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SEE FOR THEMSELVES EXACTLY HOW THIS IS DONE.))
[SUPER=@Warner;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=is done.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Senator Warner's hearings start tomorrow morning.
Beginning at 11 this morning, we will have live coverage of the memorial service in Norfolk for victims of the U-S-S Cole bombing.

[11Dog-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC2:01:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One dog is dead and two others are recovering after apparently being poisoned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Terri Beamer's dog, "Bubba," became ill on Saturday and later died.
She believes her dog and two others were poisoned with hamburger meat that had been laced with antifreeze.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I have two small children]

((TERRI BEAMER: I HAVE TWO SMALL CHILDREN WHO HAVE LOST A FAMILY PET. WE HAD HIM FOR TEN YEARS AND IT'S SOMEONE WHO'S VERY SICK THAT IS WALKING AROUND KILLING ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=07-Terri Beamer]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=walking around killing animals.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police are investigating and yesterday afternoon, an animal control officer collected samples of the meat residents found in their yards near Memorial Avenue.
Three-year- old "Azlyn" (AZZ-linn) is still being treated, but the vet caring for him says she's cautiously optimistic he will recover.
A four and a half year old Dalmatian named "Tag," also remains in a local animal hospital, but he's now on the mend.
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[11Child-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=500-18 TC1:01:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department has new technology that can help locate missing persons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The department is the first in Virginia to receive a computer program offered by the Child Alert Foundation.
The program allows the department to relay information about missing persons to law enforcement agencies within a 100- mile radius of Lexington.
The information can also be given to the media and civic organizations.
Supporters say what sets the program apart is that the information goes out in a matter of minutes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 07:13:20]
[IN Q=The minute]

((VINCE ALBERS/CHILD ALERT CO-FOUNDER: THE MINUTE THAT INFORMATION IS POSTED ON TO THE POLICE THEY PRESS THE SUBMIT KEY AND WITHIN SECONDS THAT INFORMATION IS THEN DISTRIBUTED OUT THROUGH THE INTERNET AS A BACKBONE, TO LET THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE KNOW THEN AND THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Vince Albers/Child Alert Co-Founder; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=then and there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The program costs 250- dollars.
Wally and Dorothy (Foh-GO) Fogo absorbed the fee for Rockbridge County.
(////sot/////)
[sot 07:15:26]
[IN Q= I hope]

((WALLY FOGO/DONOR: I HOPE THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS COVERED IN VERY QUICKLY SO THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE COUNTRY, IT WILL GET OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Wally Fogo/Donor; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q= GET OUT.]
(------------)

[vo-nat]
State Senator Emmett Hanger would like to get the program state-wide.
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[11BBB-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:02:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Better Business Bureau has created a new award for especially honest companies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Fink's Jewelers is an ethical gem, according to the Better Business Bureau -- earning the customers' trust by saying that no sale is final. Kroger also won an award. Every manager here signs a strict business ethics policy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:57:39]
[IN Q=We have several]

((PETE WILLIAMS/KROGER: WE HAVE SEVERAL GUARANTEES LIKE OUR SCAN-RITE GUARANTEE THAT IF SOMETHING'S PRICED WRONG A CUSTOMER'S GIVEN THE PRODUCT. IT'S UP TO OUR EMPLOYEES TO UP HOLD THAT AND THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OVER THE YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Williams/Kroger;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=over the years]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The moving company called Virginia Varsity Transfer also won an award for being ethical -- so did the Boxley construction company. Now these companies compete for national recognition. The forms to nominate next year's winners will be at the Better Business Bureau in Roanoke within a month.
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[11i-Friends]


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

The F-B-I is investigating an on-line sex chat room allegedly being run out of a northeast Roanoke duplex.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A search warrant affidavit says Robert Troncoso and Sandra Sarkisian (Sar-kiss-ian) employed more than a dozen different women as "Video chat hosts" for the I-Friends website. The affidavit indicates some of the hosts were under 18, including one 14-year-old who says Troncoso supplied her with a fake I-D. One women told the F-B-I she performed on line almost every day for a year. The F-B-I alleges Troncoso and Sarkisian beat one girl with a belt until she agreed to perform live chat sessions in the nude. Sarkisian denies that and says everyone acted on their own free will.
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[11Golden-Corral]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-9 TC1:15:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Health Department is investigating a Roanoke restaurant after several people said they became ill after eating there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Health officials say all seven got sick after eating at the Golden Corral near Crossroads Mall on Friday night.
The Health Department is now investigating whether it's a food- borne outbreak.
Based on the onset of the symptoms, Health officials say it's most likely a bacteria, either staphylococcus or (Ba-sill-us) bacillus.
The symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
If you have these symptoms and recently dined at the Townsquare Boulevard Golden Corral - contact your doctor or the health department.
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[11Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital]


The new Chief Executive Officer for the Lewis Gale Medical Center has been chosen.
Effective November 1st, James W. Thweatt, Junior will fill the position.
Thweatt served as C-E-O of Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands since 1991.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, drinking wine may stop one form of cancer before it starts.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS DRINKING WINE MAY REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEVELOPING COLORECTAL POLYPS...THE PRECURSOR TO COLORECTAL CANCER.
VT=VO

((vo)) IN A STUDY PRESENTED AT THIS WEEK'S MEETING OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, DOCTORS FOUND WINE DRINKERS WERE LESS LIKELY TO HAVE THE POLYPS COMPARED TO BEER OR LIQUOR DRINKERS AND NON-DRINKERS.
RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO SMOKE AND DRANK BEER OR LIQUOR WERE SIX TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP POLYPS THAN SMOKERS WHO DRANK WINE.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) AN ALTERNATIVE TO HEART TRANSPLANTS MAY BE ON THE HORIZON. FRENCH SURGEONS HAVE TRANSPLANTED MUSCLE CELLS FROM AN AILING HEART PATIENT'S THIGH ONTO THE DAMAGED HEART MUSCLE.
A MONTH AFTER THE PROCEDURE ON THE 72 YEAR OLD MALE HEART PATIENT, DOCTORS DETECTED LIVING CELL MASSES IN THE AREA WHERE THERE HAD BEEN NO SIGNS OF LIFE.
THE TECHNIQUE, UNLIKE A HEART TRANSPLANT DOES NOT REQUIRE PATIENTS TO TAKE ANTI-REJECTION DRUGS.

VT=VO

((vo)) KEY AREAS OF THE BRAIN IN CHILDREN BORN PREMATURELY WERE STILL DRAMATICALLY SMALLER EIGHT YEARS LATER. THAT'S THE FINDING OF A NEW STUDY FROM YALE AND BROWN SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE.
ITS ANOTHER INDICATION DOCTORS SAY THAT BRAINS DON'T DEVELOP PROPERLY ONCE A CHILD LEAVES THE WOMB.
RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND THAT MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THESE CHILDREN ARE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSES AND A FIFTH HAD TO REPEAT A GRADE IN SCHOOL.

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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


F-B-I director Louis Freeh will join a team of investigators searching for clues in the bombing of the U-S-S Cole.
Meanwhile, the 17 sailors who died aboard the ship will be honored at a memorial service in Norfolk later today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A bird infected with the potentially deadly West Nile virus has been found in Virginia.
The dead crow was discovered in Prince Edward County two weeks ago.
Now authorities want to know if there are more.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And last night was your last chance to see the two Presidential candidates in a face-to face debate.
We'll tell you how the polls rated the performances of Al Gore and George W- Bush.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, October 18th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Ship-Explosion]


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


As forensics experts search for clues to the fatal bombing of the U-S-S Cole, they'll soon get some help from F-B-I director Louis Freeh.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aden, Yemen/Yesterday;]


Yesterday, the bodies of six more victims were recovered.
Their remains had been trapped behind layers of metal for five days.
So far, the biggest break in the investigation came from Yemeni officials, who claimed they found bomb- making equipment in a house near the port.
But whoever is responsible for the attack, a U-S-S Cole officer says there was NO warning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:16:42]
[IN Q=I thought it was]

((LT. ANN CHAMBERLAIN/U.S.S. COLE NAVIGATOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT HAD HIT THE SHIP, OR SOMETHING THAT HAD GONE WRONG WITH THE REFUELING. I WASN'T SURE, REALLY JUST VERY CONFUSED, COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ann Chamberlain/U.S.S. Cole Navigator;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=unexpected.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A memorial service is planned today in Norfolk for the 17 sailors who died in last week's explosion.
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[11Warner-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-40]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


If you're wondering how a terrorist boat could almost sink a Navy destroyer in port, you are NOT alone.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Virginia Senator John Warner is calling the Navy and Marine brass before the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs tomorrow.
Warner says he's proud of the way the Navy's handled the attack on the U-S-S Cole, and wants the world to know American ships will NOT shy away from danger zones.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:35:40]
[IN Q=But America]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: BUT AMERICA IS ENTITLED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS THE PROCESS THAT EVERY DAY IS MADE BY PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY...LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SEE FOR THEMSELVES EXACTLY HOW THIS IS DONE.))
[SUPER=@Warner;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=is done.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Senator Warner's hearings start tomorrow morning.
This morning beginning at 11, we will have live coverage of the memorial service in Norfolk for victims of the U-S-S Cole bombing.

[Debate-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


With three weeks to go before the Presidential election, Al Gore and George W- Bush met for the third and final time last night.
Most polls show the two candidates came out of the debate about even.
Although a couple give Gore a slight edge.
Terisa Estacio has a wrap-up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-St. Louis, MO; :00]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :13]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :24 QUICK]
[SUPER=204-CBS News Special Report;]
[SUPER=201-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, St. Louis.]

(( Unlike the previous two debates, the format for last night's was a town hall meeting..allowing Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush to answer questions directly from voters.

SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Nominee

"I think we should move step by step towards universal health care coverage. But I'm not in favor of government doing it all."


SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Nominee

"I'm opposed to a national healthcare plan."
Viewers saw a very different Al Gore than they did in the second debate. Criticized for being too mellow, the Vice President took a more aggressive stance this time around...

SOT: Gore

"What grade do you teach..that's a violation of your rules Mr. Gore."
It was clear both men were trying to distance themselves -- and grab the undecided vote. But voters at a CBS News roundtable afterwards --say both failed.
Super: CBS News Special Report "How many could change their votes before the election..well there you go."
As for who won, an instant CBS News poll showed Gore beating Bush 45 to 40 percent. 15 percent were undecided.
Stand Up: Terisa Estacio/CBS NEWS Today the two candidates head back to the campaign trail. George W. Bush stumps in Wisconsin, while Al Gore travels to Michigan and New York. Terisa Estacio,CBS News, St. Louis. ))

[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:04:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first bird infected with the potentially deadly West Nile virus has been discovered in Virginia.. now authorities want to know if there are any more.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co.]


A dead crow was found in rural Prince Edward County two weeks ago.
Health officials there are asking residents in a seven- county region around Farmville to notify them if they find a dead bird on their property.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:15:47]
[IN Q=What we ask]

((DR. DAVID GOODFRIEND/PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: WHAT WE ASK PEOPLE IS GIVE US A CALL BEFORE YOU HANDLE THE BIRD. SOMETIMES IT MAY BE BETTER FOR PEOPLE TO HANDLE THE BIRDS THEMSELVES, BUT THERE'S SOME SAFETY TIPS THAT WE CAN GIVE PEOPLE. AGAIN, WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GET THE VIRUS BY HANDLING THE BIRD OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Goodfriend/Piedmont Health District Director]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=any other animals.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


West Nile is transmitted through mosquito bites.
Some people who contract the disease might not notice the symptoms.
Infants and the elderly can become seriously ill.
(------------)



[11Teacher-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Teaching was more rewarding than usual for one Montgomery County educator.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Jenna (Swan) Swann, a fifth grade teacher at Price's Fork Elementary, got a 25-thousand dollar award yesterday.
It came from The McGlothlin Foundation, a philanthropic group that recognizes excellent teachers.
Swann will use some of the money on a three-month trek through India and Nepal.
She hopes to use her trip to teach students about other cultures.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:14:22 - :36]
[IN Q=I find that]

((JENNA SWANN/TEACHER: I FIND THAT ANYTHING I CAN DO THAT I CAN BRING INTO THE CLASSROOM MAKES IT REAL FOR THE STUDENTS. IF I'M SCUBA DIVING AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OCEANS, I BRING IN PICTURES. I BRING IN MY SCUBA GEAR. THIS TRIP WILL GIVE THEM FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE WITH ANOTHER CULTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jenna Swann/Teacher;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=with another culture.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Swann sets out on her trip in five days.
She says she'll write her students every day so they can talk about her travels in class.
(------------)



[Mideast-Peace]


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


Despite yesterday's cease- fire agreement, the fighting continues in the Middle East.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem;]


Violence is still prevalent in the streets of Jerusalem, even after the Israelis and Palestinians pledged to end the nearly three- week battle that's claimed 100 lives.
[SUPER=03-Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt;]


But the agreement made at the emergency summit in Egypt is being met with skepticism among both Jews and Muslims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:14:49]
[IN Q=I'm not sure]

((YONI KNELLER/ISRAELI: I'M NOT SURE. I DONT TRUST THE ARABS ANYMORE, I MEAN THESE TWO WEEKS, I THINK BROKE SOMETHING IN ME.))
[SUPER=01-Yoni Kneller/Israeli;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=SOMETHING IN ME.]
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, this Palestinian believes the agreement is a sham.
He blames Americans, because he says, they arm the Israeli military.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:15:04]
[IN Q=American give them gun]

((AMERICAN GIVE THEM GUN, ALL THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE DIE OF THE GUN, AMERICAN GUN YOU KNOW. ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=gun, you know.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will try to make good on the agreement.
They'll travel to the U-S within the next two weeks, in hopes of setting up a time to resume peace talks.
(------------)



[1181-AX]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]

Traffic on Interstate-81 in Montgomery County was backed up for miles last night after a semi hauling cardboard overturned on the highway.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]

State police say the driver of this 18-wheeler was driving at a high rate of speed when she veered off the interstate and up the embankment. Police say the truck climbed at least 100 feet up before sliding back down to the interstate. The driver, Melinda Madalon (Med-al-ion) from Tennessee, was taken to the hospital with non- life-threatening injuries. Police say they plan to charge her with reckless driving. No one else was injured.
(------------)





[11581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-37]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A Rocky Mount man is charged with reckless driving for allegedly causing a four car pile-up...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened on the south bound Elm Avenue exit ramp around 6:30 yesterday evening. State Police say Jaime Terrell Warren slammed his Lexus into the back of a Pathfinder, causing a chain reaction. Three people - including a pregnant women - were taken to the hospital. Their injuries aren't believed to be serious.
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[11Heating-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:24:59]
[GRAPHIC=Heating Prices]


Experts say the cost of heating your home this winter will increase as much as 40 percent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For those on a fixed or low income that may make it tough, but help is available.
Roanoke Gas offers a program called Heat Share that helps customers pay their heating bill.
The League of Older Americans is helping the elderly find ways of lowering their heating bills.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:05]
[IN Q=we also]

((ELAINE ENGLEMAN/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: WE ALSO WORK WITH THE POWER COMPANY THE GAS COMPANY THE OIL COMPANY TO SEE IF WE CAN GET CHARGES WAVED OR SEE IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY WE CAN GET THEM ON A BUDGET PLAN PLUS A LITTLE AMOUNT ON THE BACK BILL TO RESTORE HEAT FOR THE WINTER.))
[SUPER=01-Elaine Engleman/League of Older Americans]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=for the winter.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The L-O-A also uses the department of social services Energy Assistant Program, which saves most folks an average of 2-hundred dollars during the winter months.
To apply for the savings all you need to do is fill out an application between now and November 13-th.
(------------)


[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]


One dog is dead and two others are recovering after apparently being poisoned.
One of the owners believes the dogs were poisoned with hamburger meat that had been laced with antifreeze. Police are investigating and an animal control officer collected samples of the meat residents found in their yards near Memorial Avenue.

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


Health officials say seven people got sick after eating at the Golden Corral near Crossroads Mall in Roanoke on Friday night.
The Health Department is now investigating whether it's a food- borne outbreak.

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


Jenna (Swan) Swann, a fifth grade teacher at Price's Fork Elementary, got a 25-thousand dollar award from the McGlothlin Foundation yesterday.
Swann will use some of the money on a three-month trek through India and Nepal.
She hopes to use her trip to teach students about other cultures.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=U-S Navy]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Jacey]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Jacey]