[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Dozens of people are dead after a Russian military transport plane slams into the side of a mountain.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And state education officials say they're happy about the slow, but steady improvement in S-O-L testing scores.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that coming up on News 7 Mornin.

[Plane-Crash]


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


A Russian military transport plane has crashed in the country of Georgia-- killing at least 83 people.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Batumi, Georgia;]


The plane slammed into a mountain and exploded while trying to land in bad weather at a Russian military base.
A spokesman for the Russian Air Force says all 72 passengers and 11 crew members are presumed dead.
Officials say they don't know yet what caused last night's crash.
Although Russia and Georgia became independent countries when the Soviet Union broke up, Russian still maintains troops in Georgia.
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[11SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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 more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We laughingly]
[SUPER=01-JoLynne DeMary/State Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rob Jones/Virginia Education Association; :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 because 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] ))

[11Direct-TV]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two men from Stuart have been charged with selling DIRECT-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.

[Hillary-Bash]


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


U-S Senate candidate Hillary Clinton was celebrating last night in the Big Apple.
But the party didn't have EVERYTHING to do with the election...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


She celebrated her birthday at a star- studded fundraiser.
Hillary turns 53 today.
Among those attending the gala were her husband, daughter Chelsea, and an impressive list of celebrities.
Robert DeNiro, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Nathan Lane and Cher all took part in a production of music and comedy skits honoring the First Lady.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:09 ]
[IN Q=Happy Birthday]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to you... applause.]
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[VO-NAT]


The event raised nearly two- million- dollars for Hillary's senate campaign.
She's running a tight race for the New York senate seat against Republican Rick Lazio.
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[11NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC08:34]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern's latest earnings report has been released.
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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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[11SML-Trailers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC42:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A couple who manage a campground at Smith Mountain Lake have run into trouble with A-E-P. Now they have two weeks to remove their campers from Mitchell's Point Marina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hardy/September;]


American Electric Power sued the couple in federal court, saying the structures were so close to the water's edge that they'd be under five feet of water if the lake reaches full pond.
Judge James Turk signed an order yesterday giving A-E-P the right to remove the trailers, if Richard and Ann Longnecker don't move them themselves within 14 days.
(------------)
[ANCGHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Their lawyer said last night that he thought he had a verbal understanding with the power company's attorneys for more time.

[Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]


Because the flu shot is becoming available late this year, doctors to turn away healthy people who want the vaccination.
That's so people who are at a high risk of contracting the flu will get the shots first.
Gretchen Carlson explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Taylor/Patient; :05 super quick]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; :36]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas McGinn/Mt. Sinai Medical Center; :47]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, New York.]

((
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.

(SOT) Taylor

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

[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, you shouldn't stay seated in one place for too long...and Ginko Biloba may not help relieve asthma symptoms.
Melissa McDermott has those stories 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)) A WARNING THIS MORNING TO FREQUENT FLIERS..GET UP AND STRETCH.
VT=VO

((vo)) A CONDITION KNOWN AS DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS.. A BLOOD CLOT THAT USUALLY STARTS IN THE LEGS AND CAN BE FATAL IF IT MOVES TO HEART OR THE LUNG..CAN FORM WHEN A PERSON IS SITTING IN CRAMPED QUARTERS FOR TOO LONG.
MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY AIR TRAVEL IS NOT THE ONLY CAUSE, BUT A LACK OF EXERCISE AND DEYHDRATION RAISES YOUR RISK.

VT=VO

((vo)) HERBAL REMEDIES LIKE GINKGO BILOBA ARE POPULAR AMONG ASTHMA SUFFERERS BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE THEY WORK.
AN ESTIMATED TWO THIRDS OF PEOPLE WITH MILD CASES OF THE CONDITION USE COMPLEMENTARY REMEDIES LIKE GINKGO BILOBA TO RELIEVE THEIR SYMPTOMS.
BUT DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER IN GREAT BRITIAN.. WHO REVIEWED 17 PUBLISHED STUDIES INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HERBAL TREATMENTS FOUND THE RESULTS TO BE INCONCLUSIVE.
DOCTORS ALSO WARN THAT THESE HERBS CAN INTERACT BADLY WHEN TAKEN WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS WARNING PEOPLE AGAINST BUYING AN H-I-V HOME TEST KIT ON-LINE.
IT'S CALLED ANA-SEL AND THE ON LINE SITES SELLING THE TEST CLAIM IT PRODUCES RESULTS THAT ARE 99% ACCURATE IN JUST FIVE MINUTES.
OFFICIALS SAY THE PRODUCT LACKS FEDERAL APPROVAL AND IS NOT FOOL-PROOF.
CURRENTLY THERE IS ONLY ONE F-D-A APPROVED H-I-V HOME TEST.

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]


It's more than a roll of the dice--
Residents of Greenbrier County, West Virginia will get to cast their votes on casino gambling.
15- thousand residents are expected to vote on the referendum November 7th.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The town council of Fincastle will have to vote again on its decision to allow a historic home to be converted into apartments.
They'll have to re- do the vote because the meeting was not properly advertised.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And don't expect to ADOPT a black cat during this Halloween season...
Roanoke's S-P-C-A is one of many shelters across the country that are making the ebony- colored felines off-limits.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, October 26th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[Botetourt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire gutted a home in Botetourt County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning]


Fire crews were called to Harper Lane around 4 this morning. Authorities believe the fire was electrical, but they are still investigating. There were no injuries. Firefighters say the home is a total loss.
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[Bush-Gore]


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


Although the Presidential campaign is heading into the home stretch, neither side can claim an early victory yet.

With the polls showing the candidates in a dead heat, George W- Bush spent yesterday in his brother's home territory, and Al Gore in his.
Teri Okita reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Kansas City, MO; :00]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :16]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :27]
[SUPER=201-Gov. Jeb Bush/(R) Florida; :42]
[SUPER=203-Nashville, TN; 1:03]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Jackson, TN ]

(( George W Bush and Al Gore are wasting no time on the campaign trail....every minute-- jockeying for the lead in polls that seem to flip-flop constantly. The Vice President -- worked the crowd in Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday night.

(SOT: Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate)


And the Texas Governor went from rally to rally in his brother Jeb's state of Florida.

(SOT: George W. Bush, R-Presidential Candidate)


With under two weeks before Election Day, the Bush camp is fighting hard there. It's a battle they thought would've been sewn up months ago.

(SOT: Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Florida)

"Its time that we have someone who inspires us in the White House, we haven't had that for 7 long years."
Despite outspending the vice president by more than 2-to-1 in Florida, a new CBS news poll shows Gore ahead by a small margin. But--that could be all the difference. With its 25 electoral votes up for grabs, Florida is the largest swing state.

(Nats)


Back in his home state, pride is on the line for Al Gore, where polls here-- also show a tight race. The vice president has never lost in Tennessee. At a rally in Nashville, he slammed the Bush plan to use school vouchers and mandatory testing as a gauge for funding. .
(SOT: Gore)

"My concern about the Bush plans is that it's made up of half measures that fall short of what we really need to get the job done."

(STANDUP)

))

[11Greenbrier-Casino]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:36:56]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]


Residents of Greenbriar County, West Virginia will vote on casino gambling November 7-th.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some local churches say approving one gambling facility will open the flood gates for hundreds more.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.]
(------------)
[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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[11Black-Cats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC03:00]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]

Fewer black cats could be crossing your path as the days get closer to Halloween.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=being abused.]
(------------)
[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.
Ebony colored kitties will be back up for adoption November first.
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[6-Solonevich]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:02:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some of the 20th century's most famous faces are now on display at Roanoke College.
The portraits of world figures are the work of George Solonevich, a Moscow born artist who has lived in the Roanoke Valley for 45 years.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=From John F. Kennedy to the Ayotollah Khomeini]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-George Solonevich; :17]
[SUPER=04-1984; :37]
[SUPER=07-Inga Solonevich; :59]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Salem]


((From John F. Kennedy to Adolph Hitler, the series "Movers and Shakers" includes many of the pivotal figures of the last century... 20 portraits painted by artist George Solonevich.
An image of Martin Luther King in shackles was the first.
[SOT 01:51:03]
[IN Q=When I saw that picture]

((WHEN I SAW THAT PICTURE IN THE PAPER, I JUST SHOOK MY OWN HEAD. THIS IS RIDICULOUS YOU KNOW.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=this is ridiculous you know.]


Winston Churchill was his favorite.
[SOT 01:53:11]
[IN Q=Churchill, I just loved ]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=pretty good too.]


Solonevich and his wife Inga have lived on a Roanoke County mountain top since 1955... but the artist' journey began in communist Russia... and included stops in Finland, Bulgaria, Germany, and South America.
By the time the couple arrived in the United States in 1953... Inga Solonevich says her husband could paint anything.
[SOT 02:05:52]
[IN Q=We had a very short training]

((WE HAD A VERY SHORT TRAINING, AND WE WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AT THE ART ACADEMY IN HELSINKI. AND THEY REALLY SOCKED IT TO US. FOUR YEARS WE HAD EVERY DAY ANATOMY AND WE HATED IT, BUT AFTERWARDS YOU KNOW WE DISCOVERED THAT IS REALLY WHAT YOU NEED AND YOU CAN PAINT ANYTHING ANYTIME.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=paint anything any time.]


, opening a window on world history and one artist's impressive technique.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))

[11Fincastle-mayor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:49:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The town council of Fincastle voted to convert a historic home into apartments, but the issue is not settled.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to remove it]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The public hearing will be held November 14th.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[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.

[11Cop-Car]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC52:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Lynchburg Police department has a new car cruising the streets, but it doesn't look like your typical police car.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday, Star Imports handed 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 use to demonstrate child seat installations than a regular patrol car.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The car will be on loan to the department for two years.
(------------)


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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Two men from Stuart have been charged with selling DIRECT-TV satellite signals without paying for them.
The F-B-I believes Danny DeHart and Wallace Payne sold unauthorized access to DIRECTV signals.
Assistant U-S Attorney Jennie Waering says the pair will enter guilty pleas November first.

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


Most shelters across the U-S are keeping black cats under lock and key during the last week in October. The coordinator of the Roanoke SPCA says there have been no local reports of black cats being sacrificed, but the S-P-C-A isn't taking any chances. Ebony colored kitties will be back up for adoption November first.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Some of the 20th century's most famous faces are now on display at Roanoke College.
The portraits of world figures are the work of George Solonevich, a Moscow born artist who has lived in the Roanoke Valley for 45 years.
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[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=Henry Kissenger]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]