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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A note found in the pocket of a dead sailor offers new information about the sinking of a Russian nuclear submarine.


Crew members aboard the Kursk apparently stayed alive long after the sub exploded.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And two months before Christmas, the new Sony playstation is creating long lines at the register.
Tina Tenret has a live report, coming up.
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[TALENT=Jacey]
[SS=None]


Another day of sunshine and our temperatures are really creeping up... we'll find out why in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Stay with us-- News 7 at noon is next.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


Death came later than originally thought for the sailors aboard the sunken Russian submarine Kursk.
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[Russian-Sub]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Russian Navy officials say they've found evidence not everyone on board the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk died at the same time.
A note found on one of the crewman indicates at least 23 sailors survived the initial explosion.
They apparently died later in the cold darkness of the sub.
Cindy Pena has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Pena for CBS News. ]

(( THE NOTE WAS WRITTEN BY LIEUTENANT CAPTAIN DEMITIRI KOLESNIKOV. HE IS SEEN HERE IN A HOME MOVIE ABOARD THE KURSK SUBMARINE YEARS BEFORE IT SANK. IT CONFIRMS THE WORST FEARS THAT AT LEAST 23 CREW MEMBERS SURVIVED THE EXPLOSIONS...BEFORE DYING IN THE COLD AND DARK SUB AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BERENTS SEA._
GRAPHIC: THE LETTER SAYS "ALL PERSONNEL FROM SECTIONS SIX, SEVEN AND EIGHT HAVE MOVED TO SECTION NINE. WE HAVE MADE THIS DECISION BECAUSE NONE OF US CAN ESCAPE. AND LATER HE WRITES, "I CANNOT SEE TO WRITE."

RUSSIAN NAVY OFFICIALS SAY A TEAM OF RUSSIAN AND NORWEGIAN DEEP SEA DIVERS FOUND FOUR BODIES INSIDE THE SUNKEN SUBMARINE. THE DIVERS ARE NOW FOCUSING ON GETTING INTO THE 9TH SECTION OF THE SUB, WHERE THE SURVIVORS TOOK REFUGE. OFFICIALS SAY THEY ONLY EXPECT TO RECOVER ABOUT A THIRD OF THE 118 BODIES, ADDING MOST OF THEM WERE TORN APART BY THE POWERFUL EXPLOSIONS THAT RIPPED THROUGH THE SUBMARINE DURING PRACTICE EXERCISES IN AUGUST.
BUT NAVAL OFFICIALS ALSO WARNED THAT RECOVERY EFFORTS COULD BE CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. WIDOWS OF THE SUBMARINERS VISITED THE RECOVERY VESSEL, TOSSING ROSES AND SPEAKING TO DIVERS VIA MONITORS, ASKING THEM NOT TO RISK THEIR LIVES DURING THE OPERATION.
THE FOUR BODIES BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE SO FAR ARE BEING EXAMINED FOR CLUES INTO THE CAUSE OF THE TRAGEDY. BUT MANY ARE SUSPECTING THAT THIS NEWS OF SURVIVORS COULD UNLEASH A NEW BARAGE OF CRITICISM OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FOR DELAYING THE RESCUE MISSION AND REFUSING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE. CINDY PENA, FOR CBS NEWS.

))[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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In another story related to the Russian military--
Officials now confirm 86 people are dead after last night's crash of a military transport plane in the nation of Georgia.
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[SUPER=03-Batumi, Georgia;]


A Georgian government spokesman says all passengers and crew members are dead.
The Defense Ministry plane was on its way from a military airfield near Moscow when it crashed into a mountain.


The presidents of both Georgia and Russia say they'll launch a joint investigation into the crash.
Russia and Georgia became independent countries when the Soviet Union split, but Russia still maintains troops in that country.
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[Botetourt-Fire]


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Fire damaged a Botetourt County home early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning]


Fire crews were called to Harper Lane around 4. 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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[Salem-Thefts]


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A Salem teenager faces charges for two in a series of burglaries at Salem businesses.
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Between Monday and Tuesday of this week police say three restaurants, a Food Mart and an investment firm were burglarized, apparently for cash. Police aren't sure if the crimes are related.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Jose Erik Flores-Marquez is charged in connection with two of the burglaries. The 19-year old faces two counts of burglary and one count of Grand Larceny. He's being held in the Roanoke County Jail without bond.

[SOL-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Fewer than twenty-five percent of Virginia schools are passing the Standards of Learning tests.
Despite those numbers, state education officials couldn't be happier.
Ellen Qualls takes a look at how area schools stacked up.
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[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]
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((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.
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((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]

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((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] ))

[Greenbrier-Casino]


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In less than two weeks, Greenbriar County residents will vote on casino gambling.
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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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[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.))
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[OUT Q=go full time.]
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Some local churches say approving one gambling facility will open the flood gates for hundreds more.
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[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.))
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[OUT Q=rid of them, perhaps.]
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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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[Kissinger]


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Anyone planning to hear Henry Kissinger speak at V-M-I today learned at the last minute he wouldn't be there.
V-M-I says the former Secretary of State postponed today's appearance at the last minute for what are described as "unforeseen circumstances".
There is no word yet whether Kissinger's speech can be rescheduled.


[Play-Station]


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Stores all over Roanoke have already sold out of the new Sony Playstation Two.
It was released last night at midnight and lasted only minutes on the shelves.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Tina Microwave;]

Tina Tenret is at Best Buy in Roanoke. Tina...... What was the hype like there?
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((ROLLCUE:... in his lifetime))
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[OUT Q=nothing about the game.]



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[E-Coli]


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Students at a Wisconsin elementary school will be eating cold lunches for a few days.
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Health officials are trying to find out if there's an outbreak of E- Coli at the school.
19 students are sick, three of them are hospitalized.
Hospital officials confirm one of them has an E-coli related illness.
The school principal says an investigation is under way.
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[SOT 10:33:10 ]
[IN Q=Our biggest]

((JACK BOTHWELL/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE HAS BEEN TO JUST COLLECT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE. THAT, OF COURSE, IS GREATLY EASED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WHO WE'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION WE NEED. ))
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[OUT Q=information we need.]
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The school district contracts its hot lunch program out to a private firm.
The food is then re- heated at the school.
Health officials will be examining the school's lunchroom over the next two days, as they continue searching for the bacteria's source.
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[Mideast-Bomber]


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There are heightened tensions in Israel after a new suicide bombing attack.
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Israeli military officials say the attack was aimed at an army post in the Gaza Strip.
The army says a young Palestinian on a bicycle set off several pounds of explosives, killing himself and slightly wounding an Israeli soldier.
An army commander says he believes the small Islamic Jihad faction is responsible for the attack.
In the wake of the incident, police are patrolling Israeli streets and Palestinian territories are now sealed off from Israel.
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[Fincastle-mayor]


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The town council of Fincastle will take another look at its decision to convert a historic home into apartments.

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

[Direct-TV]


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Two men from Stuart charged with selling DIRECT-TV satellite signals without paying for them are expected to plead guilty next week.
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.

[Black-Cats]


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If you're looking to adopt a black cat before Halloween, you may have to wait.
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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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[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.
Ebony colored kitties will be back up for adoption November first.
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[11Solonevich]


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A new exhibit at Roanoke College features some of the most famous faces of the 20th century.
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[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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[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]
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[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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[Good-Samaritan]


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And finally this afternoon--
Here's a dilemma.
What would you do if you found a bag full of money?
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[SUPER=03-Union Co., NC;]


A North Carolina truck driver recently found himself in that situation.
James Hedrick was driving his tanker truck along Highway 74 when he stopped at a red light and found a bag containing two- thousand dollars.
The money belonged to a motorcycle store owner.
Company officials say an employee had accidentally left the bank bag on top of his car and drove off.
But being the good samaritan, Hedrick phoned police who helped him get the "missed deposit" back to the store.
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[SOT 20:35:31]
[IN Q=Being human]

((JAMES HEDRICK/"GOOD SAMARITAN": BEING HUMAN, I'D JUST WENT ON A CRUISE AND THIS AND THAT AND THE OTHER, BUT BEING RIGHT, I SAID I GOTTA GIVE THIS MONEY BACK TO THE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=to the people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hedrick says he had to return the cash, because he knows what it's like to make hard- earned money. (------------)