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Today on News 7, the scores on the Standards of Learning tests are improving for state schools. We'll have the details.
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and a former baseball star is arrested again on drug charges.
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It's getting hard to buy a shower these days. The latest forecast is warm again. We'll explain.

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In Health News, we'll examine the options for the treatment of breast cancer,
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and the U-S Surgeon General says doctors need to be careful how they use their supply of the Flu vaccine.
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(( "WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE PATIENT ON THE ONE HAND BUT WE ALSO WANT THEM TO BE PERSISTENT, ITS IMPORTANT TO GET THE IMMUNIZATION." ))
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The nation's top doctor says there will NOT be a shortage of flu vaccines, but he says the people at the highest risk need to get their shots first.
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The flu vaccine is becoming available later than normal this year- That's prompted the U-S Surgeon General to warn doctors they need to ration it.
They are being told they need to turn away healthy people who want the shot so that people at higher risk can get it first.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
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(( IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN ... WHEN PATIENTS ARE ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES TO GET A FLU SHOT.

(SOT) Jim Taylor/Patient

"To me it's a necessity."
JIM TAYLOR'S BEEN GETTING THE SHOTS FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS. BUT THIS YEAR, HE JUST FOUND OUT HE'LL HAVE TO WAIT.

(SOT) Jim Taylor

"Now I'm really concerned."
IN SEPTEMBER, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ACKNOWLEDGED THERE WOULD BE A DELAY IN GETTING THE FLU VACCINE THIS YEAR. NOW HEALTH EXPERTS SAY WHEN THE VACCINE DOES BECOME AVAILABLE, HIGH RISK PATIENTS SHOULD GET THE SHOT FIRST.
THAT INCLUDES ELDERLY PEOPLE OVER 65, PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES, CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA, AND PREGNANT WOMEN IN THEIR 2ND OR 3RD TRI-MESTERS.

(STAND-UP) Gretchen Carlson Reporting

SO WHAT HAPPENS THEN TO THE HEALTHY PATIENT WHO COMES TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND WANTS TO GET A FLU SHOT? THIS YEAR, DOCTORS ARE HAVING TO GIVE THE OPPOSITE MESSAGE THAN THEY USUALLY DO.

(SOT) Dr. Thomas McGinn/Internist, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY

"I've had a couple of patients say can I have my flu shot now and you say no."
DR. THOMAS MCGINN SAYS THE DELAY IN GETTING THE VACCINE MEANS MORE PEOPLE WILL BE GETTING THE FLU.

(SOT) McGinn

"We're just going to vaccinate fewer people in time for the flu season."
THE FIRST ROUND OF VACCINES WILL ARRIVE AT DOCTOR'S OFFICES WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, JIM TAYLOR HOPES IN TIME TO NOT GET SICK.

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"Since I've experienced the flu, I wouldn't wish it on anybody! (LAUGH)"
GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Police in Florida have arrested former baseball star Darryl Strawberry again.
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Strawberry was charged this morning with violating the terms of his probation.
Authorities picked up the former Yankee after he disappeared from a private drug center for several hours. When he returned he allegedly tested positive for cocaine and other drugs.
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Strawberry was sentenced to two years house arrest just last month after he violated probation then.
He was caught driving under the influence of medication and leaving the scene of an accident.
Strawberry, who is also battling colon cancer, has been suspended from baseball three times in the past five years because of cocaine use.
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It's been almost two weeks since the U-S-S Cole bombing.
Today on Capitol Hill- lawmakers wanted to know why the Cole was in the Port of Aden that day-
Jennifer Jones with more on that and the latest on the investigation.
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(( It's been two weeks since the deadly attack on the U.S.S. Cole. And with each passing day, more information about events leading up to the explosion is surfacing. Information that has the Senate and House Armed Services Committees demanding answers. Sen. Jeff Sessions/R-Alabama: Do you have any sense of embarrasment that this information is being released through the media?" Walter Slocombe/Undersecretary of Defense: "It's appalling" Some of the committees frustration stems from Wednesday's Washington Times, reporting that the National Security Agency issued a report warning of a planned terrorist attack in the region, a warning that wasn't released until after the bombing. Sessions: "Subheadline: Tardy transmission at fault. We've not heard that in any testimony to Congress." As members of Congress search for answers, investigators hunt for those responsible for the deaths of 17 sailors aboard the Cole. The attack happened during a refueling stop in Aden, Yemen. So far, authorities have detained a Yemeni carpenter who sources say helped two men modify a small boat to carry explosives. Meanwhile, during the hearings, Army General Tommy Franks defended the Cole's refueling in Yemen, despite concerns and warnings from some U.S. officials of potential dangers in that region, known as a safe haven for terrorists. Tommy Franks/U.S. Central Command, Commander-in-Chief: The decision to use Aden as a refueling port was based on solid military judgment.))


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The Standards of Learning test scores are in statewide.
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School officials are claiming a victory -- with 22 percent of schools acheiving the 70 percent passing scores needed for full accreditation.
That's up from just seven percent last year, and two percent the year before.
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((WIL BRYANT/VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY: EACH YEAR, WE'VE BEEN MAKING SUBSTANTIAL GAINS. THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO READ THESE NUMBERS. THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING ARE WORKING.))
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The accreditation will NOT really count until 2007 -- when it's still unclear what ramifications it will have on state support of schools.
The teachers' union says its proud of the hard work the score increase reflects.
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((ROB JONES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: COUPLE QUESTIONS THOUGH WE THINK NEED TO BE ASKED. AND ONE OF THOSE IS DO THESE RESULTS REFLECT A SINGULAR FOCUS ON THESE SOL TESTS, OR WILL THIS STUDENT PROGRESS BE VERIFIED BY OTHER NATIONALLY-NORMED TESTS.))
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Individual school divisions in our region have varying degrees of success with the scores.
But overall, fewer schools got the full accreditation than the statewide figure.
To check the status of individual schools, you access the Education Department's website through the WebWatch page of our site at WDBJ7-dot-COM.

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As the presidential campaign winds down, the candidates have to hit states that were once considered wrapped up. We'll have that story after the break.
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Also rescue workers spend the morning searching after a helicopter is reported down in the Valley.
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A report of a downed helicopter in Roanoke this morning turned out to be false.
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A Roanoke resident phoned 9-1-1 around ten thirty to report that he thought a helicopter had crashed.
Lifeguard searched the area between Roanoke and Mill Mountain for approximately 30 minutes but could not find any evidence of a crash.
After calling off the aerial search-- authorities had considered combing the area on foot.
But officials decided against a ground search because the crew aboard Lifeguard got a clear view of the area below.
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With less than two weeks to go before the election, polls continue to show Al Gore and George W. Bush in a virtual deadlock.
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And they're campaigning in states that they had hoped to have locked up by now.
Gore spent the day in his home state of Tennessee talking economics.
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((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE AREN'T ANY SHORTCUTS, THERE AREN'T ANY QUICK FIXZES IF YOU COOK THE BOOKS OR PROMISE THE MOON IN BUDGET BUSTING TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY, IT MAY SOUND FINE IN AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN BUT IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU AND IT MUCH WORSE IT CATCHES UP WITH OUR COUNTRY.))
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George W. Bush was in the traditonally Republican Florida-
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Today Bush said he wants to be President because he loves his country and he has a plan to do better in Washington.
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((I'M NOT JUST RUNNING OT HOLD THE JOB. I WANT TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP NECESSARY TO BRING REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TOGETHER SO ONCE AND FOR ALL THIS GOOD NATION CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEMS.. ONCE AND FOR ALLWE CAN HAVE A RETIREMENT SYSTEM THAT'LL MAKE US PROUD NOT ONLY TODAY BUT AS WE HEAD INTO THE FUTURE.))
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Bush says young people should take note- he says his plan will save and strengthen social security not only for seniors now, but for future generations.
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The Fincastle town council must re-do a controversial vote after the first one was declared illegal.
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Town council members told Jeff Bowles he could turn this historic house on Main Street into apartments. But the town attorney says members did not advertise the meeting. The planning commission had recommended turning down the request so that every old home on Main Street would not be turned into apartments.
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((IN EFFECT, THEY'VE PRETTY MUCH SHUT DOWN APARTMENT BUILDING IN BOTETOURT COUNTY. THIS HAS CREATED A HUGE DEMAND. BUTT BUTT BUTT I ALREADY HAVE A LIST OF THREE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RENT THESE APARTMENTS WHEN THEY'RE READY.))
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Town council will vote again on November 14th.
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In the meantime -- the mayor and a town councilwoman who oppose the project have promised to resign. We'll have more on that tonight on News7 at Six.

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Some Lynchburg cops will soon be cruising with some new wheels, but it didn't cost the taxpayers a dime.
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Star Imports today donated a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta to the Lynchburg police department for use in its community safety programs.
The car will be used by school resource officers, the crime prevention unit and traffic safety personnel.
It frees up regular police cruisers for routine patrol duty.
It's also makes it easier when police want to show how to install child safety seats.
The vehicle will be on loan to the department for two years.
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Coming up next in the newscast, Jacey Birch is looking to get dressed up for Live at Five, but don't expect anything formal.
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Halloween is next week and if you haven't yet decided on a costume... it may be interesting to know what options are available.
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Stay with us. Steve Mason will be along shortly with Hometown Hoops Weekly. Today he will introduce us to a team that gets the job done on the court and in the classroom,
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and then a little later, we'll tell you why the Pope was blessing 50 thousand slices of pizza today.
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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women.
This year alone, an estimated 182-thousand new cases are expected in the United States.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us what options are available to women once breast cancer is diagnosed.
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((DR. BOB WILLIAMS: PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT BREAST CANCER IS VERY CURABLE, AND WE'RE ABLE TO FIND IT EARLIER AND EARLIER AND WE'RE ABLE TO CURE IT WITH SMALLER AND SMALLER OPERATIONS))
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The traditional option for removing breast cancer has been a mastectomy -- that involves removing the full breast -- along with removing 10 or more lymph nodes.
But another less invasive option has the same cure rate.
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((DR. BOB WILLIAMS: THE NEWER OPERATION IS A LUMPECTOMY AND THAT INVOLVES JUST TAKING THE TUMOR ITSELF AND THE TISSUE AROUND. IT'S A SMALLER INCISION, AND SELDOM IS THERE MUCH CHANGE IN THE BREAST, THE BREAST GENERALLY STAYS ABOUT THE SAME))
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And Doctor Williams says technology like the neoprobe --makes it much easier to determine which lymph node to remove.

Now instead of randomly picking nodes, this machine helps determine the path the cancer would most likely spread.
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((DR. BOB WILLIAMS: WE INJECT THE TRACER NEAR WHERE THE TUMOR IS AND WE USE THIS DEVICE RIGH HERE TO FIND THE GUARDIAN LYMPH NODE, GENERALLY IT'S IN THE ARMPIT))
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In general, chemotherapy and radiation are options that usually follow surgery.
But each patient is different.
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((DR. MARK CURRIE: THE SETTING THAT WE USUALLY GIVE CHEMOTHERAPY IS SOMEWHAT MORE AGGRESSIVE TUMOR --USUALLY AFTER SURGERY, SOMETIMES WITH RADIATION OFTEN BEFORE RADIATION WITH RADIATION AFTER))
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Doctor Currie says early detection is critical in beating this diseas, but he says for women who are at high risk -- the drug tamoxifen is being used as a cancer prevention therapy.
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((DR. MARK CURRIE: ON AVERAGE IT DECREASES THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER BY ABOUT 50 PERCENT IN SOME GROUPS IT DECREASE THE RISK MUCH MORE THAN THAT))
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Currie says women at high risks group, include older women, and those who with a family history of cancer, especially breast cancer.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))





























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It's time now for our two minute ticker.
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Steve Mason tells us how Bassett's girls basketball team is making the grade on and off the court.
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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. :))[5-Web-Day]


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Our Halloween watch on News 7 is continuing today. Many communities have Haunted Houses to raise money for charity.
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However our website of the day features houses that are reportedly haunted 365 days a year.
Real Haunts-dot-com has the ghost story of homes across America and Canada.
In Virginia, it includes homes in Bedford, Farmville, Salem, and Lebanon.
So if you want to see if you have ghosts in your neighborhood, head over to the Real Haunts page.
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You can find it through a link to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com. [5-Pope-Pizza]


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You may think Pizza is heavenly- Today it was in a way-
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Two thousanmd 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.
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