[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up-
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[VO-NAT]


Several men are being held in connection with the U-S-S Cole attack.
How do this area's SOL results compare to the rest of the state?
And the SPCA normally wants people to adopt animals but black cats are off limits for now. Find out why.
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[Taent=Jean]


Plus Pizza for the Pope.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
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[VO-NAT]


Yemen's President tonight says several men are being detained in connection with the U-S-S Cole attack.
The explosion nearly two weeks ago killed 17 sailors, including one from this region.
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[USS-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


The Cole explosion killed Timothy Saunders of Ringgold and many of his comrades-
Now officials in Yemen are questioning several members of a Muslim Militant group in connection with the bombing.

And as David Martin reports- there is word of yet another terrorist attack against the American military.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Port of Aden, Yemen; :00]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :24]
[SUPER=01-Walter Slocombe/Undersecretary of Defense; :32]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Curt Weldon/(R) Armed Services Committee; 1:07 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-David Martin/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=THE PENTAGON.]

(( WHILE THE COLE LIES WITH ITS BELLY OPEN TO THE SEA, U.S. INTELLIGENCE HAS PICKED UP A WARNING OF ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST THE AMERICAN MILITARY IN YEMEN. OFFICIALS SAY THEY DO NOT KNOW THE RELIABILITY OF THE REPORT, AND POINT OUT THAT U.S. FORCES THERE ARE AT THE HIGHEST STATE OF ALERT, PROTECTED BY MARINE ANTI-TERRORIST TEAMS -- ALL PRECAUTIONS TAKEN SINCE THE ATTACK ON THE COLE. TODAY ON CAPITAL HILL, SENIOR PENTAGON OFFICIALS INSISTED THAT BEFORE THE EXPLOSION THEY HAD NO INTELLIGENCE THAT COULD HAVE WARNED THE SHIP. SLOCOMBE: INFORMATION OF THAT KIND WOULD BE, IF IT HAD EXISTED, WHICH IT DIDN'T, WOULD HAVE BEEN DISSEMINATED ON THE MOST URGENT BASIS. BUT THE DAY AFTER THE EXPLOSION, AN ANALYST AT THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY QUIT, SAYING, "I FIRMLY BELIEVE MY ANALYSIS COULD HAVE PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN DIA'S ABILITY TO PREDICT AND WARN OF A POTENTIAL TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST U.S. INTERESTS." ALSO, IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE ATTACK, THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY INTERCEPTED COMMUNICATIONS ABOUT TERRORISTS PLANNING AN ATTACK SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. WELDON: WE HAD A NAME OF A PERSON, A NAME OF A GROUP THAT WAS IN FACT LOOKING TO HARM ISRAELI AND AMERICAN INTERESTS. A SENIOR INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL SAID THE INTERCEPTS STILL WEREN'T SPECIFIC ENOUGH TO HAVE HELPED THE COLE, WHICH ENTERED ADEN HARBOR AT A RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL OF ALERT, KNOWN AS BRAVO. BUT EVEN AT BRAVO IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON GUARD FOR A SMALL BOAT ATTACK. DM, CBS NEWS, THE PENTAGON.))

[Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shot]


Imagine going in to get your flu shot- only to be turned away-
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[VO-NAT]


It's happened this year, because the flu vaccine is late getting to doctors.
Now Health experts say when the vaccine does become available high risk patients should get the shot first- that includes people over 65, patients with chronic illnesses, children with asthma and pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimesters.
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[SOT 20:10:10 ]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE JUST GOING TO VACCINATE A FEWER PEOPLE IN TIME FOR THE FLU SEASON)) [BUTT TO 20:10:21] ((AND SINCE I'VE EXPERIENCED THE FLU I WOULDN'T WISH IT ON ANYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas McGinn/Internist; 00-03! very quick!]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=on anybody...laughs]
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[VO-NAT]


McGinn says the delay in getting the vaccine means more people will be getting the flu this season.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Doctors say be patient- flu shots should be available in doctors offices in a few weeks.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/25/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-36 TC1:13:53]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


Fewer than one in four Virginia schools is passing the S-O-L tests at a rate to achieve full accreditation.
And state education officials couldn't be happier.
Ellen Qualls has a look at the statewide and regional picture.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We laughingly]
[SUPER=01-JoLynne DeMary/State Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rob Jones/Virginia Education Assoc.; :55]
[SUPER=01-Mark Christie/State Board of Education; 1:12]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News7, Richmond.]
(([sot 13:14:07 ]

((JOLYNNE DEMARY/STATE SUPERINTENDENT: WE LAUGHINGLY SAY SOMETIMES WHEN WE'RE WORKING WITH THE SCHOOLS WELL SOME ARE HARES AND SOME ARE TORTOISES. BUT IF YOU REMEMBER THAT FAMILIAR CHILDREN'S STORY, THEY ALL CROSS THE FINISH LINE.)) [runs:10]
22 percent statewide are getting 70 percent or better pass rates, which will be needed for full accreditation.
It's up from 7 percent last year and two percent the first year the scores were actually counted.
In our region, 17 percent of schools have hit the full accreditation... five percentage points lower than the statewide number.
Taking a look just at the metro areas, five of 30 schools in the city of Roanoke are at the full accreditation score.
None of Lynchburg's 17 schools is.
One of Montgomery County and Blacksburg's 19 schools is.
None of Danville's 15 schools is.
Worse news for Danville: seven of the 15 are at the warning level, meaning they are 20 or more percentage points below their goal for now-- which isn't even the 70 percent pass rate.
[sot 13:26:59 ]

((ROB JONES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WE'RE TRYING TO MONITOR TO SEE WHETHER MUSIC PROGRAMS ARE BEING ELIMINATED, WHETHER FINE ARTS PROGRAMS ARE BEING ELIMINATED, WHETHER VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE BEING ELIMINATED. WE'LL CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH THE BOARD TO TRY ADDRESS THESE CONCERNS AND OTHER CONCERNS WE HAVE. WE'RE WORKING WITH THEM TO TRY TO IMPROVE THIS EFFORT.)) [runs:18]

[sot 13:30:46]

((MARK CHRISTIE/STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN MUSEUMS AROUND VIRGINIA, LIKE JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN, AND THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM, THE FRONTIER HISTORY MUSEUM, IS THAT ATTENDANCE IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH AT THOSE MUSEUMS. AND THE REASON IT'S AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IS BECAUSE KIDS ARE TAKING FIELD TRIPS RELATED TO THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING.)) [runs:14]
[standup]
School officials say it's excellent news becasue they until 2007 before the accreditation even counts.
And it's still not clear what that accreditation will actually mean.
Ellen Qualls, New 7, Richmond. [runs:14] ))

[Fincastle-mayor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:49:08]
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The town council of Fincastle illegally decided to convert a historic home into apartments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]

Members gave Jeff (Bowls) Bowles the go-ahead to turn this house on Main Street into four apartments. But they'll have to redo the vote because the meeting was not properly advertised. The planning commission wants town council to nix the apartment proposal, afraid that every historic home on Main Street will be turned into apartments. But Bowles says if his project is defeated, the town will miss out on affordable rental housing.
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[SOT 9:24:55]
[IN Q=We won't]

((WE WON'T BE ABLE TO RENOVATE IT. WE'LL HAVE TO STOP WHAT WE'RE DOING THUS FAR. LIKE THE REST OF THE ASBESTOS ON THE OUTSIDE, UNLESS WE GOT MONEY FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO REMOVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Bowles/Homeowner;]
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[OUT Q=to remove it]
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[VO-NAT]

The public hearing will be held November 14th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

The mayor of Fincastle and councilwoman Mary Bess Smith both announced at the last meeting that they were resigning from council. The mayor won't comment but Smith says she'll stick around for this vote. They both oppose the apartments.

[NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC08:34]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern's latest earnings report is about what analysts had expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999;]


The railroad made 99-million dollars in the third quarter, about 26 cents per share.
But that includes the sale of some timber rights owned by subsidiaries.
Take that out, and the earnings come to about 14 cents a share.
N-S Chairman David Goode blames a slowdown in the economy and mild weather for the company's performance.
But he says the figures do show improvements in its rail operations since the Conrail takeover.
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[Black-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC03:00]
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With Halloween coming up- it might be tough to scare up a few black cats.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Once regarded as human beings reincarnated as punishment for evil deeds, black cats have long been a spooky symbol of the season. But this last week in October, most shelters across the U-S are keeping those felines under lock and key. At the Roanoke S-P-C-A, there are plenty of tabbies to chose from... but black cats are off limits.
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[SOT @ 1:02:56 - 1:03:09]
[IN Q=My biggest fear...]

((BONNIE MORRIS/ANIMAL SHELTER COORDINATOR: MY BIGGEST FEAR IS THAT THEY WOULD BE ABUSED. WE HAVE HAD, OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, HEARD REPORTS OF ANIMALS BEING SACRIFICED. AND I GUESS THAT'S THE BIGGEST FEAR OF ANYBODY - AN ANIMAL BEING ABUSED.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Morris/Animal Shelter Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=being abused.]
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[VO-NAT]

Morris says there have been no local reports of black cats being sacrificed, but the S-P-C-A isn't taking any chances.
If you're interested in a black cat crossing your path - they'll be up for adoption November first.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Al Gore and George W. Bush head to battleground states as they fight closer to the election.
We'll have the latest from both camps.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Greenbrier resort says it feels lucky about a gambling referendum that could turn a Cold War bunker into a casino.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey everybody]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=IN JUST A FEW MINUTES]

((HEY EVERYBODY. THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON TONIGHT. UNC TALKS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND'S GAME AGAINST VIRGINIA, BASSETT'S GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM IS MAKING THE GRADE ON AND OFF THE COURT AND THE EXPRESS MAKES SOME ROSTER MOVES. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES))

[Greenbrier-Casino]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:36:56]
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A nearby resort wants to build a Casino, but area residents will have to approve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-White Sulphur Spr.]


The Greenbrier wants to turn a former Congressional bunker into a Monte Carlo style Casino.
Managers say a Casino will create hundreds of jobs, and give the resort a winter boost.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's how we make]

((ALLEY GOODWIN/GREENBRIER RESORT: THAT'S HOW WE MAKE OUR MONEY, PEOPLE COMING HERE, STAYING IN OUR ROOMS, EATING AT OUR RESTAURANTS, GOLFING, PLAYING TENNIS, OUR SPA, SHOPPING. I THINK THAT'S OUR BENEFIT. AND THAT PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR 300 OF OUR PART-TIMERS TO GO FULL TIME.))
[SUPER=201-Alley Goodwin/Greenbrier Resort]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=go full time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some local churches say approving one gambling facility will open the flood gates for hundreds more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's how we make]

((REV. MICHAEL ESTEP: THUS, OUR STATE BECOMES MORE AND MORE DEPENDENT ON TAX REVENUE FROM THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE'RE DEPENDENT UPON THEM AND CAN'T GET RID OF THEM, PERHAPS.))
[SUPER=201-Rev. Michael Estep/Trinity United Meth. Church;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=rid of them, perhaps.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Greenbrier spent 300 thousand dollars on television ads promoting limited gambling.
About 15 thousand residents are expected to vote on the referendum on November seventh.
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[Gore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Al Gore]


Democratic Presidential Candidate Al Gore is fighting to keep from losing his home state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Jackson, TN;]


Gore held a rally in Jackson, Tennessee today-telling supporters they should know he wants to fight for them.
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[SOT 15:11:41]
[IN Q=]

((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: YOU ELECT ME PRESIDENT AND I WILL BRING ABOUT MAJOR CHANGES IN EDUCATION, FIGHT TO RAISE THE STANDARD FOR EVERY CHILD AND PROVIDE CHOICES FOR EVERY FAMILY AND MAKE OUR SCHOOLS THE BEST IN THE WORLD ..WE CAN DO IT. WE WILL DO IT.))
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=we will do it. ]
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:15:52]

((NAT SOUND MUSIC))
[SUPER=203-Brandon, FL;]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=music]
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[VO-NAT]


George W. Bush was in Florida- a traditionally strong republican state-
Bush says he has a plan to save Social Security and Medicare.
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[SOT 15:14:52]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE W. BUSH-R PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: ONCE AND FOR ALL WE CAN HAVE A RETIREMENT SYSTEM THAT'LL MAKE US PROUD, NOT ONLY TODAY BUT AS WE HEAD INTO THE FUTURE. YOU YOUNGER WORKERS YOU BETTER HEAR LOUD AND CLEAR, THE VOICE OF SOMEONE WHO'S WILLING TO THINK DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE WE GOT A PLAN TO SAVE AND STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY NOT ONLY FOR THE SENIORS OF TODAY BUT FOR THE YOUNG TOMORROW.))
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=TOMORROW.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former rival John McCain campaigned with Bush in Florida today.
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[Direct-TV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two men from Stuart have been charged with selling DIREC-TV satellite signals without paying for them.
Danny DeHart and Wallace Payne run Stuart Communications on Main Street in Stuart. The F-B-I believes they sold unauthorized access to DIRECTV signals.
Assistant U-S Attorney Jennie Waering says the pair will enter guilty pleas November first.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, the Pope shows his appreaiation for pizza, by blessing thousands of pizza-makers.
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[VO-NAT]


And morning commuters get an eye-full, as some of the world's biggest cranes pass within inches of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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[Cop-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC52:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a new police car cruising the streets of Lynchburg, but it looks like something more suited for a carpool.

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


Star Imports today handed over the keys to a new Volkswagen Jetta to police chief Charles Bennett.
The car will be used by school resource officers, crime prevention personnel and the traffic safety unit.
It's also easier to demonstrate child seat installations than a regular patrol car.
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[SOT 10:05:28]
[IN Q=We've been]

((TONY TERRY/STAR IMPORTS OWNER: WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HERE FOR ABOUT THE LAST SIX MONTHS ON TRYING TO COME UP WITH SOME TYPE OF SUPPORT WHERE WE COULD GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN SO GREAT WITH US OVER THE YEARS, I JUST FELT LIKE WE JUST NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING TO SUPPORT THEM AND CARRY THE MESSAGE THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO CARRY TO THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Terry/Star Imports Owner]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=to the community.]
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[VO-NAT]


The car will be on loan to the department for two years.
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[Solonevich]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:04:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new exhibit at Roanoke College features some of the most famous faces of the 20th century.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


"Movers and Shakers," includes the portraits of 20 world figures painted by George Solonevich (suh-LON-eh-vich), a Russian born artist who has lived in the Roanoke Valley since 1955.
An image of Martin Luther King Junior in shackles was the first of the series... Winston Churchill his favorite.

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[SOT 01:53:11]
[IN Q=Churchill]

((GEORGE SOLONEVICH: CHURCHILL, I JUST LOVED CHURCHILL AS SUCH. AND OF COURSE THE PAINTING IS PRETTY GOOD TOO.))
[SUPER=07-George Solonevich]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=pretty good too.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Solonevich paintings are now assembled in the Smoyer Gallery at Olin Hall, and on display through December 6th.
A gift from the artist, they will remain in the permanent collection of Roanoke College.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a tight squeeze today at the Golden Gate Bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-San Francisco, CA]


Four huge cranes passed within inches of the bridge's deck.
The cranes were built in China and carried across the Pacific on a custom built vessel.
They're on the way to the Oakland waterfront and are believed to be the largest mechanical cranes ever built.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up, Hometown Hoops Weekly, Express notes and the TarHeels on the Cavaliers.
In our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Cave Spring baseball standout Tyler Lumsden is attending the "Perfect Game Baseball Tournament" in Florida tomorrow through the 30th.
He will play for the East Coast Prospects, four of the 18 players are from Virginia.
Around 60 teams from all over the country are competing in the round robin tourney.
This is considered the top fall baseball showcase in the country attended by all the pro and college scouts.
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-72 tc 1:59:53]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


The Buffalo Sabres are happy to be home after losing four on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/Fox Sports;]


The Carolina Hurricanes were the unwelcomed guests as Chris Gratton gives the Sabres a two-nothing lead in the first period.
Jean-Pierre Dumont tallies Buffalo's final score of the night when he deflects James Patrick's shot and the Sabres beat the Hurricanes four to one.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 TC 1:58:38]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Pee Dee]


The Express faces the Pee Dee Pride tonight in Florence, South Carolina.
Three roster moves will change the face of the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke head coach Perry Florio traded left winger Nick Jones to the Pensacola Ice Pilots for cash and future considerations.
Florio activated winger Adam Dewan off the 14 day injured reserve, his pulled hamstring is on the mend.
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=express]


Florio also placed winger Doug Shephard on the seven day IR.

[S-Hackett]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-80 9:37:25]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Glenvar star Anthony Hackett is making his first official recruiting visit to the University of Virginia this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


The six foot, 182 pound senior receiver has worked hard for a possible career in Division 1-A football.
His best friend is UVa freshman linebacker and former Salem star Dennis Haley, who has been red shirted.
Hackett has 55 career TD's at Glenvar.
He will be on the field and in the stands Saturday for the UVa/UNC game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i'm going]

((ANTHONY HACKETT/16 TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON:))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Hackett/16 Touchdowns This Season; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....like that"]
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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-73 tc 1:59:52]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia and North Carolina game kicks off at noon on Saturday in Charlottesville.
One major question is how is UNC quarterback Ronald Curry's knee?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :00]


Curry was extremely effective against Clemson over the weekend.
He left the game after the injury and did return.
The Tarheels gave Clemson a run before losing. Curry will start against UVa.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="he]
[SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/UNC Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=have fun"]
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[S-Captains]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-67 tc 2:02:29]


[WIPEWIPE WIPEWIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season;]


The UVA basketball season is just weeks away and senior Donald Hand has been elected one of the tri-captains.
He's joined by fellow senior guard Keith Friel as one of the team leaders.
Junior forward Chris Williams is also a captain of the 2000-2001 team.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-76 (1:31:20)]
[GRAPHIC=BIG East]


Seton Hall and Connecticut have been picked to finish first in the Big East Men's Basketball, West and East Divisions respectively.
[GRAPHI=VT]


The Virginia Tech Hokies will test the Waters of the Big East this season and even head coach Ricky Stokes admits its going to a big challenge for the basketball program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


4 guys return from last years team including the team's leading scorers in point guard Brian Chase and forward Dennis Mims.
Stokes is excited about his younger talent but time could be a factor in just how strong the Hokies will be when they open the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's not a...]

((RICKY STOKES/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ITS NOT A LOT OF TIME FOR THE YOUNG MEN TO LEARN EVERYTHING THE PLAYS THE SYSTEM. TEACH THEM HOW HARD TO PLAY THEY'RE GOING TO BE GOING UP AGAINST GUYS THAT ARE OLDER, STRONGER MORE PHYSICAL. I AM PLEASED AT HOW HARD THEY'VE BEEN LEARNING THEIR EAGERNESS TO WORK TO GET BETTER AS FAR AS FRESHMAN GOES. I AM HAPPY TO HAVE THEM HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=........THEM HERE."]
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[VO-NAT]


Chase is recovering from a leg injury and will not be ready to play until the Hokies host Virginia at the Cassell in late November.
That puts the early season load on Mims.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]

((DENNIS MIMS/VIRGINIA TECH FORWARD: I THINK DEFINITELY LIKE I SAID BEFORE EVERYBODY'S VERY ATTENTIVE THAT'S WHAT WE NEED FOR THE OLDER FELLOWS TO TAKE THE YOUNGER FELLOWS UNDER THEIR WINGS AND GUIDE THEM A LITTLE BIT MOORE. I THINK WE SHOULD BE ALRIGHT BEFORE THE FIRST GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Mims/Virginia Tech Forwad; :]
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[TALENT=Denise]
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The Hokies open with an exhibition game at the Cassell November sixth and tip off the season on the 18th against V-M-I in Blacksburg.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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It's time for another addition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Bassett's girls basketball team is a success on and off the court.
Here's Steve Mason with more.
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[SUPER=01-Lindsay Shively/Bassett Senior Point Guard; :17]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/17th Season as Bassett Coach; :35]
[SUPER=03-Bassett; :43]
[SUPER=01-Triaillyn Copening/Bassett Senior Guard; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Johnsey Winbush/Bassett AP Biology Teacher; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=see ya next time"]
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((STEVE MASON:Lady Bengals head coach Lisa Black has been a picture of consistency. For 17 years she has been winning and she is always a playoff threat. What's her secret? One major component is a strict academic policy her girls have been following for 15 years. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) This season 11 of her 13 players are on honor roll. Lindsay Shively is a threat to become Bassett's second Valedictorian in the last three years from the girls basketball team. Former Lady Bengal and now Wake Forest star Heather Miller is the other. ((:))
Shively maintains a 98.2 grade point average and takes three advanced placement classes. The senior point guard has applied early to Virginia. He teammate and classmate Triaillyn Copening maintains a 94.5 GPA. So can success in the class room be linked to wins on the court? ((:)) ((:)) COACH LISA BLACK' S DISCIPLINE BASED SYSTEM PRODUCES RESULTS. bASSETT IS 17 AND 2 THIS SEASON. THAT'S A WRAP FOP HOMETO

WN HOOPS WEEKLY, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL IN YOUR SCORES, THAT NUMBER 1800-777-WDBJ, SEE YA NEXT TIME. :))[S-Series]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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The New York Mets are trying to even up the World Series.

Game four at Shea Stadium is in the 8th inning. The score is 3-to-2 Yankees leading.[Pope-Pizza]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Kids and college students may consider pizza a blessing.
Today the people who make it got one.
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Two thousand Pizza makers from around the world got a blessing from the Pope today.
They delivered a pizza made especially for the pope John Paul-- The pizza was topped with mozzarella, zucchini, flowers and yellow peppers, in the Vatican colors of yellow and white.
They also presented John Paul with a copper pizza-warmer.
Afterward, the chefs fanned out across Rome to give away 50-thousand slices of pizza.
Today's Jubilee of the Pizza-Makers is the latest in the church's 2000 Holy Year days. The pope has honored a wide range of people and trades, from doctors to traveling circus workers. (------------)