[Campbell-Murder]

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities say 75-year-old Melvin Giles' wife found him on the floor of the Campbell County convenience store he owned.
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It happened around 9 last night at the Giles Deli and Convenience on Route 460, east of Lynchburg.
Authorities say Giles' wife was in the back of the store when she heard a commotion and possibly a gunshot.
She came out to the 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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[Church-Thefts]


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Thieves have broken into a couple of churches in Roanoke in the past week.
But police aren't sure whether the crimes are related.
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Someone got into the office at Huntington Court United Methodist and took some cash.
Police believe the theft happened sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The day before, thieves broke into the United Faith Ministry Thrift Shop and stole watches, a camera, binoculars and other items.
And last Tuesday, Hollins Road Baptist Church reported a burglary. Someone used a screwdriver to pry open a vending machine and stole some coins.
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[Community-Services]


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A New River Valley agency that oversees mental health, retardation and drug abuse programs says it's operating in the red.
New River Valley Community Services is reporting a 400-thousand dollar deficit.
Board members say more than half that shortfall is due to payments expected from Medicaid that have not been received, or are being denied.
As a result, all 300 of the agency's employees are being asked to take two weeks' of unpaid furlough.



[Kursk-Note]


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The last words of a sailor who died aboard the Russian submarine Kursk have touched hearts around the world.
The farewell note has also resulted in political fallout in Russia.
Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Palmer/Reporting; 1:02]
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(( Russians are still coming to grips with the revelation that some of the Kursk's crew survived after the explosions...
The story of the note found in a young sailor's pocket was front page news.
They Were alive...says this headline
Other papers were laying blame on the Kremlin....
Worse than a Mistake - says this influential daily... which also printed a whole list of what it calls government lies about the disaster.
SUPER: FILE FROM SEPTEMBER 2000 Olga Kolesnikova isn't focussing on the politics though...
The widow of the sailor who wrote the note says her husband had a premonition that he would die during his mission on the Kursk...and left her a farewell poem.
SUPER: OYSTEIN BOGEN; TV2 NORWAY Oystein Bogen, who made a documentary about the families of the victims, says this is a second round of agony for them.
"After they found this note I think it will be much harder to recover. They will always remember the struggle to survive the last terrible hours."

(APTN video) Work has been suspended on the wreck of the Kursk due to bad weather - but everyone wonders if divers will find more heart-breaking messages when they resume their search.
EP CBS News Moscow))

[11L'burg-Schools]


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Is a sales tax increase the ONLY way Lynchburg can help pay for school improvements?
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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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((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?))
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[SUPER=201-Jim Whitaker/Citizens for Fair Taxation; :11]
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Even if the referendum passes, it must still be approved by the General Assembly.
GOP leaders say the bill doesn't stand a chance.
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[11Gilmore-SOLs]


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Governor Gilmore hopes more than a million dollars in funding will help Virginia's schools that didn't make the grade on SOLs.
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Gilmore says he wants to help pay for at least 150 extra hours of instruction for the 189 schools that did NOT fare well - getting "warning" level scores in math and or English.
With the funding, the schools could hire new teaching aids, pay teachers extra to tutor students, or spend the money in other ways they think it will help.
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[11Cropp]


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A committee has decided a Wytheville doctor can continue his practice for now - even though he's accused of mishandling 13 cases.
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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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((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))
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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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[Child-Killers]


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Two British boys who were only 10 years old when they committed murder, may soon be set free.
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The kidnapping and murder of two- year- old boy James Bulger back in 19-93 shocked the world.
Security cameras captured Jon Venables and Robert Thompson as they led the toddler from a shopping center.
The two 10- year- olds tortured and killed the boy, then left his body on a railroad track.
The latest court ruling will make the now 18- year- olds eligible for parole in February.
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((JOHN DICKINSON/JON VENABLES' ATTORNEY: IT WAS A TERRIBLE OFFENSE, BUT THEY WERE ONLY CHILDREN. THEY WERE ONLY JUST CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE WHEN IT OCCURRED AND IT HAS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE UNDOUBTED PROGRESS WHICH THEY HAVE MADE.))


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If the killers ARE released, they'll be moved to a new town with new identities.
They'll also be on parole supervision for the rest of their lives.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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With fears of more violence, Israeli forces are beefing up security in Jerusalem.
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This comes after a failed suicide- bomb attack yesterday in the Gaza Strip.
Another reason for the heightened security--
Israelis say Muslim militants have declared every Friday a "day of rage," urging Palestinians to attack Israelis after midday prayers.
Police will be stopping young men from attending the weekly prayers.
130 people, most of them Palestinians, have died in the recent wave of violence in the Middle East.
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[11Ingram]


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A Danville judge is retiring - after serving 23 years on the bench.
Circuit Court Judge James Ingram has told the state bar that he'll step down at the end of January.
Ingram says he is willing to work as a substitute judge once he retires.

[Hanes-Tour]


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Football fans heading to tomorrow's game at Virginia Tech will get an EXTRA treat this Halloween season...
The first- ever Hanes "Sports on the Go" national tour will be at Lane Stadium.
You can hop aboard the 18- wheeler that features sports memorabilia, as well as interactive games and exhibits.
One of the tour managers, Payton Black has stopped by this afternoon to tell us more about it.
Thanks for coming, Payton.
(Payton, you were a star basketball player at Duke. How did you get involved with Sports on the Go?)
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(We have some video of the "Sports on the Go" exhibit to show our viewers what to expect. Can you kind of talk us through what we can expect tomorrow.)
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(You all have also brought in some real treasures here...like these Size 22 shoes that belong to Shaquille O'Neill...)


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(I understand there's also a connection with the Boys and Girls Club-- Quickly tells us what that is.)
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I want to thank you for stopping by...it sounds like such a fun side event for tomorrow's game.
The Hanes "Sports on the Go" tour will be located behind the press box at Lane stadium.
Shannon..what can we expect in the forecast for the big games tomorrow?


[S-NY]


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The "Bronx Bombers" have done it again--
Last night the New York Yankees became World Series champions, beating the New York Mets in Game Five.
The final game turned out to be a real nail- biter.
Cathy Moss was there.
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[GQ-Awards]


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And finally this afternoon--
Some of the world's most idolized men were honored in New York.
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"G-Q" hosted its fifth annual "Men of the Year" awards.
The magazine honored men of distinction from the worlds of fashion, sports, and entertainment.
The show featured celebrity presenters and several music performances.
Among this year's winners actors Matthew Perry, Matthew Broderick, and Pierce Brosnan. Newsman Ted Koppel was also honored. (------------)