[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next on News 7 Mornin--
Campbell county authorities are searching for whoever robbed and murdered a convenience store owner last night.
It happened at the Giles Deli and Convenience on Route 460.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Lynchburg officials host a political forum, asking voters if they mind paying higher sales taxes for school improvements.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started with us-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.



[Campbell-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-46]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The search is on for the person or persons who robbed and murdered a Campbell County convenience store owner last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night]


It happened around 9 at the Giles Deli and Convenience on Route 460, east of Lynchburg.
Authorities say the wife of 75- year- old Melvin Giles was in the back of the store when she heard a commotion and at least one gunshot.
She came out front to find her husband lying behind the front counter.
Police say they have little information about a possible suspect.
Anyone who was in the area last night and may have seen something suspicious is asked to call the Campbell County sheriff's office.
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[11L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC09:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Should Lynchburg be able to raise its local sales tax to help pay for school improvements?
Or are there better ways to find the money that wouldn't increase the tax burden for Lynchburg residents?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


That was the topic of a political forum in the Hill City last night.
School officials figure they need about one hundred million dollars over the next ten years to fix up the city's aging school buildings.
Voters can approve a referendum next month that would be the first step toward that goal.
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[SOT 19:11:27]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: A 'YES' VOTE IS A SIGNAL TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT THE PEOPLE OF LYNCHBURG VALUE THEIR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ARE WILLING TO INCREASE THE SALES TAX TO MEET THE NEED FOR MAJOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS.)) ((JIM WHITAKER/CITIZENS FOR FAIR TAXATION: THIS IS JUST ANOTHER UNIQUE WAY FOR US TO GET INTO THOSE POCKETS. THE QUESTION THAT HAS TO BE ANSWERED IS WHEN IS ENOUGH TAX ENOUGH?))
[SUPER=201-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=201-Jim Whitaker/Citizens for Fair Taxation; :11]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=tax enough?]
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[VO-NAT]


Even if the referendum passes, it must still be approved by the General Assembly.
GOP leaders there say the bill doesn't stand a chance.
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[11Gilmore-SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC42:34]
[GRAPHIC=SOL's]


One day after the statewide S-O-L scores were announced, Governor Jim Gilmore is pumping more than a million dollars immediately into the 189 schools at the bottom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Gilmore says he wants to help pay for at least 150 extra hours of instruction for the schools that got "warning" level scores in math and or English.
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[SOT 14:16:46]
[IN Q=It would]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT WOULD BE EASY TO STAND BEFORE YOU AND TALK ABOUT JUST THE SUCCESSES. BUT TO DO SO REALLY WOULD BE A DISSERVICE, TO THE SCHOOLS AND THE STUDENTS WHO ARE STILL WORKING AND STRUGGLING TO REACH THE HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS THAT WE HAVE SET FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The schools could pay teachers extra for tutoring students before or after school.
The schools could also hire new teaching aides.
Or the Governor says they can spend the money however they think will help.
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[Campaign-2000]


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


The Presidential race is still too close to call.
Yesterday, both Al Gore and George W- Bush tried to set themselves apart as much as they could.
Lee Cowan has a wrap- up of issues they were trying to hammer home to voters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Pittsburgh, PA; :00]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :14]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :48]
[SUPER=201-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Pittsburgh.]

(( The last days of Campaign 2000 are heating up over Global Warming, Social Security, even character.
In the swing state of Pennsylvania Thursday night, Republican George W. Bush continued to punch hard on Clinton-Gore scandals.

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


With retired General Colin Powell at his side, Bush found himself defending his Social Security proposal against a new non-partisan study, that faulted both candidates' plans as being unrealistic.

(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, RE PUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 12:33:55)

"I intend to fix Social Security when I become President!" (Applause).
The tit for tat was the order for the day. Vice President Al Gore racing through five states in one day in his quest for the White House.

(SOT: Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate)


Gore using a new global warming study to attack his challenger's record on the environment.

(SOT: GORE))

HE SAYS ON GLOBAL WARMING, HE'S NOT SURE WHAT THE CAUSE IS AND MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T DO ANYTHING BUT STUDY IT. WELL THESE KIDS HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT THAT WE WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PICKING THE HARD RIGHT INSTEAD OF THE EASY WRONG."
(STANDUP)


The tough talk didn't surprise anyone with both candidates looking for a way to break out of a dead even race; it seems any difference is being highlighted even exaggerated to make a point. LC CBS News Pittsburgh.

)[11Cropp]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:19:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Wytheville doctor accused of mishandling 13 cases can continue his practice for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The allegations against Doctor Craig S. Cropp ranged from mistakes while delivering babies to losing pieces of equipment inside a patient.
Yesterday, an informal conference committee, made up of three Virginia Board of Medicine members decided not to make a determination about the violations.
Instead, Cropp will be under observation for a year -- at which point a decision will be made whether further proceedings are necessary.
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[SOT1:08:06]
[IN Q=It means that the people that he]

((DENNIS BRUMBERG/CROPP'S ATTORNEY: IT MEANT THAT THE PEOPLE HE PRACTICES WITH IN PULASKI AND IN HIS OWN PRACTICE WILL KEEP THE BOARD ADVISED ON HIS MEDICAL OUTCOMES AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES, SO THAT THEY CAN MONITOR. WHICH I THINK GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES IS A RATIONAL APPROACH))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Brumberg/Cropp's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=rational approach]
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[VO-NAT]


Brumberg says Cropp is relieved and vindicated by the decision.
But for now he still can not practice at Wythe County Community Hospital or the New River Valley Medical Center.
They have both suspended his clinical privileges.
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[11Kissinger]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is in a New York hospital.
He was supposed to speak at V-M-I yesterday.
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[VO-NAT 20:03:57]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Doctors say the 77 year old suffered a heart attack Wednesday.
Hospital officials say he is doing well and is expected to recover.
No word on when "or if" Kissinger will reschedule his speech at V-M-I.
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[11Area-Code]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC07:22]
[GRAPHIC=540 Area Code]


The Western part of Virginia may get new area code within a few years.
The available phone numbers in the 5-4-0 region are supposed to run out in two years.
The State Corporation Commission has been studying what to do.
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, a hearing examiner recommended a three-way split of the 5-4-0 region.
Far Southwest Virginia would be the first to get a new code.
The Roanoke Valley would keep 5-4-0 for five years, and then get a new number.
The Shenandoah Valley would hold onto 5-4-0.
The full commission still has to approve the plan.
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[Poultry-Drugs]


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


There are reports the F-D-A wants to ban two antibiotics that poultry farmers typically use.
There's apparently a risk that humans could become infected with germs that resist treatment.
"The Washington Post" says it would be the first time the F-D-A has pulled any drug to fight infections that have grown resistant to antibiotics.
Health officials warn that resistance to antibiotics is threatening to render penicillin and other infection-fighting drugs ineffective.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, if you have trouble sleeping, it could lead to problems behind the wheel.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) IF YOU'RE HAVING PERSISTENT SLEEP PROBLEMS... GET TO A DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
VT=VO

((vo)) THAT'S THE RECOMMENDATION OF A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT HOUSTON.
RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT MORE THAN 6 PERCENT OF PATIENTS THOUGHT TO HAVE SLEEP APNEA HAD A CAR ACCIDENT BEFORE GETTING A SLEEP TEST.
ANOTHER 18 PERCENT FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.
SYMPTOMS FOR PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA INCLUDE INCREASING FATIGUE, EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS, WEIGHT GAIN AND SNORING.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) A POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH IN TREATING PARKINSON'S DISEASE..A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER THAT AFFECTS AN ESTIMATED HALF MILLION AMERICANS.
WHEN DOCTORS TRANSFERRED A GENE INTO THE BRAINS OF MONKEY'S WITH CHEMICALLY INDUCED PARKINSON'S DISEASE, THE PRIMATES WERE RESTORED TO NEAR NORMAL.
WHILE RESEARCHERS SAY THE RESULTS ARE ENCOURAGING, THEY'RE NOT SURE WHETHER THE BRAIN CELLS AFFECTED IN MONKEYS WITH THE DISEASE ARE THE SAME AS IN HUMANS.

VT=VO

((vo)) THE FLU VACCINE IS IN SHORT SUPPLY RIGHT NOW, AND DOCTORS ARE WORRIED THAT PEOPLE WHO SHOULD ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES AREN'T.
SO WHO NEEDS TO BE FIRST IN LINE? PEOPLE OVER 65, NURSING HOME RESIDENTS, ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC HEART OR LUNG CONDITIONS, AND PEOPLE WITH OTHER CHRONIC DISEASES LIKE DIABETES.
AN ESTIMATED 20 THOUSAND AMERICANS DIE FROM THE FLU EACH YEAR, SO IF YOU FALL INTO ANY OF THOSE HIGH RISK GROUPS, YOU SHOULD GET YOUR SHOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[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]


A 75- year- old convenience store owner is dead in Campbell County.
Authorities are looking for whoever robbed and murdered Melvin Giles at the Giles Deli and Convenience store on Route 460 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The latest polls show Virginia's U-S Senate candidates in a virtual dead heat.
We'll show you how the numbers break down in this week's NEWS-7 Mason-Dixon polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the wait is on for the Roanoke Valley's next shipment of Sony's Playstation Two.
Eager players were camping out at Best Buy, just to snatch up the popular game.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, October 27th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Campbell-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-46]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities are looking for whoever robbed and murdered a Campbell County convenience store owner last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night]


It happened around 9 at the Giles Deli and Convenience on Route 460, east of Lynchburg.
Authorities say the wife of 75- year- old Melvin Giles was in the back of the store when she heard a commotion and at least one gunshot.
She came out front to find her husband lying behind the front counter.
Police say they have little information about a possible suspect.
Anyone who was in the area last night and may have seen something suspicious is asked to call the Campbell County sheriff's office.
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[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-32 TC1:51:35]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The latest poll show a tight race between the U-S Senate candidates.
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[VO-NAT]


This week's NEWS-7 Mason-Dixon polls show 47 percent of likely voters say they support George Allen.
44 percent support Democrat Chuck Robb.
That leaves nine percent still undecided.
One month ago, Allen had a more comfortable 48 to 41 lead over Robb in our poll -- with 11 percent undecided.
The shift seems to be coming almost exclusively from WOMEN voters, 51% are lining up behind Robb... 40% behind Allen.
That's an expansion of Robb's 46 to 40 advantage in September.
And it's a significant change from July, when Allen and Robb were neck and neck with women voters, both polling 43 percent support.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Not to confuse matters, but another poll released yesterday, conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, shows George Allen with a much more commanding lead.
The Commonwealth Poll gives Allen a 15 point lead, compared to the three point lead in our Mason-Dixon poll.

[6-Allen-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC53:07]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Only 11 percent of black voters in our Mason-Dixon poll support George Allen.
Democrats want to make sure they get to the polls, pointing out yesterday a two-week old press release on the Allen 2000 website.
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[VO-NAT]


In a press release titled "Who are the Donors?" Allen's campaign manager Chris LaCivita (la-sa-VEE-ta) blasts the N-double-A-C-P in a list of special interest groups running ads on behalf of Robb.
LaCivita calls the groups "extremist" and "on the fringe of American politics," and blasts them for "spewing their lies."
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=None]


When we asked LaCivita about the press release, still on the website yesterday, he says he does NOT consider the N-double-A-C-P an extremist fringe group.
He says Democrats are "stooping to low tactics," trying make race an issue.

[Tax-Cuts]


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


President Clinton is threatening to veto the tax- cut package and spending bill that cleared the House yesterday.
Republicans are hoping to push both measures through the Senate today.
They say if the President follows through with his threats of veto, it would only hurt the Democrats on Election Day.
Mr. Clinton calls the 240- billion- dollar tax cut measure a "partisan package".
Meanwhile, the nearly 40- billion- dollar spending bill would finance the commerce, justice and state departments.


[11Play-Station]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC21:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]

No word on when the next shipment of Sony's Playstation Two will arrive in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

These lucky people snatched up the Sony Play Station Two as soon as it hit the shelves yesterday morning. They camped out all night waiting for Best Buy in Roanoke to open.
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[SOT 10:32:30]
[IN Q=I've been waiting]

((SHAREKA LEE/CUSTOMER: I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOR A YEAR NOW AND SO I'M SO EXCITED TO GET IT. BUTT BUTT BUTT WAYNE HALL/BEST BUY MANAGER: NOTHING LIKE THIS IN MY LIFETIME SO THIS TOOK US BY SURPRISE. WE KNEW WE HAD A HUGE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE COMING OUT. PEOPLE BEEN VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. AS YOU CAN SEE THEY'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE PLAY STATION TWO.))
[SUPER=01-Shareka Lee/Customer;]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Hall/Best Buy Manager; :07]
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[OUT Q=play station two]
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[VO-NAT]

The Sony Play Station Two runs not only video games but also D-V-D movies and C-Ds. Store managers say they don't know when the next shipment will arrive but they will be getting more Sony Play Station Twos throughout the holiday season.
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[11Tanglewood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:05:15]
[GRAPHIC=Tanglewood mall]


The new management at Tanglewood Mall hopes to turn things around.
Right now there are several empty spaces at the mall, but management hopes to attract new stores.
Jennfier Miele has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It impacted us in]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Wendell/John Norman Clothing; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Lynda McNutt/McNutt & Assoc. President; :37]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke County.]
(([SOT]

[tC: 00:23:32]
[IN Q=It impacted us]


((JEFF WENDELL/JOHN NORMAN CLOTHING: IT IMPACTED US IN TERMS OF TRAFFIC, PEOPLE WALKING BY AND SAYING OH, LOOK AT THAT, MAYBE I'LL GO IN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=I'll go in.]


Jeff Wendell has owned John Norman Clothing for nearly 30 years. He says bad mall management is responsible for the high number of vacancies at Tanglewood Mall.
[SOT]

[tc: 00:23:59]
[IN Q=Good competition will]

((JEFF WENDELL/JOHN NORMAN CLOTHING: GOOD COMPETITION WILL BE FINE. BECAUSE IT WILL JUST SIMPLY BRING MORE PEOPLE TO THE DOOR.))
[OUT Q=people to the door.]

[RUNS04]
Tanglewood's owners agree. That's why they turned management over to Urban Retail Properties.
Since then, the mall is being re-painted, and its parking lots are being repaired.
Urban Retail Properties is also taking suggestions for new stores to fill the mall's vacancies.
[SOT]

[TC:00:14:44]
[IN Q=What the leasing]

((LYNDA MCNUTT/MCNUTT AND ASSOC.: WHAT THE LEASING COMPANY HAS ASKED US TO DO, WE'RE GOING TO START A NEW PROGRAM AT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER VERY QUICKLY, IS TO HAVE A DRAWING EVERY MONTH, AND HAVE CUSTOMERS SAY WE'D LIKE TO SEE X-Y-Z.))
[OUT Q=we'd like to see X-Y-Z]

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Wendell says he welcomes the leasing changes.
[SOT]

[tc:00:24:35]
[IN Q=It's an item]

((JEFF WENDELL: IT'S AN ITEM THAT YOU JUST CAN'T LET GO. YOU'VE GOT TO CONCENTRATE ON IT ALL THE TIME NO MATTER WHAT THE REST OF THE MALL LOOKS LIKE. THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF, VIRTUALLY, IF THE LEASING IS THERE. AND THESE PEOPLE APPARENTLY ARE SPECIALISTS IN LEASING.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=specialists in leasing.]

[STAND UP]
[IN Q=]

((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: URBAN RETAIL PROPERTIES MANAGES 60 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF SHOPPING CENTER ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE COMPANY HOPES TO HAVE MOST OF THIS MALL FILLED BY SOME TIME NEXT YEAR. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=Roanoke County.]))



[11Prize-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC45:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford women got an unexpected visit from the prize patrol.
Publishers Clearing house showed up at her door with a check for ten thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Ruth Barrows is living proof that the no purchase necessary to win is a true statement.
Barrows was awarded with a ten thousand dollar check yesterday from the prize patrol.
She says she just kept sending back the entry forms and did not always buy magazines from the company.
She's still trying to figure out what she'll do with the money.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have no idea]

((I HAVE NO IDEA RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT. I HAVE TWO GRANDCHILDREN. MAYBE I WILL START SOMETHING FOR THEM. IT WOULD BE A DROP IN THE BUCKET FOR A COLLEGE FUND, BUT IT WOULD HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Ruth Barrows/Clearing House Winner]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=but it would help.]
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[VO-NAT]


She's still eligible to win the ten million dollar prize that will be awarded at the Super Bowl on January 28th.
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[Fall-Back]


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


You'll get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night.
This weekend marks the end of Daylight- Saving time.
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[take FS Board]
So, don't forget to "Fall back".
Be sure set your clock back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Standard time returns at two A-M Sunday.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

Campbell County authorities are searching for the person or persons who robbed and murdered convenience store owner 75- year- old Melvin Giles last night.
It happened around 9 at the Giles Deli and Convenience on Route 460, east of Lynchburg.
Police say they have little information about a possible suspect.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The Western part of Virginia may get new area code within a few years.
The available phone numbers in the 5-4-0 region are expected to run out in two years.
Yesterday, a State Corporation Commission hearing examiner recommended a three-way split of the 5-4-0 region.
The full commission still has to approve the plan.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A Bedford women received a ten thousand dollar check from Publishers Clearing House yesterday. Ruth Barrows said she just kept sending back the entry forms and did not always buy magazines from the company.
She's still eligible to win the ten million dollar prize that will be awarded at the Super Bowl on January 28th.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Robin Reed with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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