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Coming up on News 7-
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The death toll climbs in the crash of a Singapore jet- We'll hear from survivors- ahead.
An alleged pyramid scheme lands several police officers in trouble.
And kids heading INDOORS on Halloween? It's happening in this area. We'll tell you about a new trend.
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News 7 is next.

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Survivors who lived through a plane crash tell harrowing tales of just what happened.
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Good evening

[Singapore-Plane]


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The Singapore Airlines jet was speeding down the runway ready to take off.. when it apparently hit something on the runway... spun out of control and burst into flames.
The plane headed from Taiwan to Los Angeles had some Americans aboard-
70 people are now confirmed dead- and dozens more are unaccounted for.
Tonight the latest from Terisa Estacio-
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(( Singapore Airlines flight 006 exploded into a ball of flames as it attempted to take off from Taipei. The death toll continues to climb. Dozens are thought dead. Many are still unaccounted for. One passenger says the crash violently shook the plane. Passenger any rushed to nearby hospitals suffered burns. Rescue workers struggled to help pull passengers from the wreckage. 90 mile per hour winds from a typhoon in the South China Sea hampered their efforts. The plane was on its way here to Los Angeles. A room has been set up with counselors standing by to help family members. A spokesperson with Singapore airlines says the pilot reported hitting an object on the runway. Several Americans were on board. A team from the US National Transportation Safety Board plans to travel to the crash site to aid in the investigation. Terisa Estacio, CBS News.))

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An Arizona town is evacuated tonight after two trains collided and caught fire.
Authorities evacuated the town of Bellemont because one of the trains may have been carrying hazardous material.

Bellemont is about ten miles west of Flagstaff.
No immediate word on what caused the accident, or if anyone was hurt.

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The capital murder trial of the man charged with killing Radford teen Tara Munsey is just one month away.
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Defendant Jeffrey Allen Thomas and his attorneys were in court today.
They argued that Pulaski County investigators used inaccurate information to obtain a search warrant.
The judge ruled that the error was NOT intentional and did NOT affect the case.
Thomas was charged with Munsey's rape and murder last February, after her partially-clothed body was found in a remote section of the county.
150 prospective jurors have been selected to appear for Thomas' trial on November 30th.
Defense attorneys say they'll ask for a change of venue.
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A former Montgomery County teacher's aide's was sentenced to two years' probation in Radford for her intimate relationship with a teenage student.
46-year-old Wanda C. Fraser lost her job at Auburn Middle School last February.
She was charged with carnal knowledge and indecent liberties for her relationship with the 14-year old boy.
She's still awaiting sentence on similar charges in Montgomery County.

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A nine month investigation into a complicated money scheme ends in the arrest of three Danville police officers.

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The arrests were announced by Danville police chief Neal Morris.
At least ten CIVILIANS have also been arrested as a result of grand jury indictments.
They're accused of taking part in a pyramid scheme called "The Winners' Team".
Pyramid schemes allow participants to earn money by recruiting more people to play... not by selling goods or services.
Morris says he and his family were CLEARED of any involvement.
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Chief Morris says officers Samanthia (Samanth-ee-uh) Luck, Samuel Bray and Matthew Walker have been placed on administrative leave.
Authorities interviewed more than 700 people in the course of their investigation.
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[Church-Halloween]


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Kids flooded their neighborhoods tonight - in search of a thrill and a sugar fix. But hundreds more spent Halloween night indoors, in a trend that seems to be becoming more popular. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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For many kids it just wouldn't be Halloween without the traditional walk through the neighborhood - in search of a trick - but more importantly, a treat. And for many parents, it wouldn't be Halloween if they didn't spend it by their kids' side.

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An estimated 800 people turned out to this celebration at Cave Spring Baptist Church ..
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where the scariest activity was making sure the cotton candy didn't get the best of you...
[NAT - PREACHER AND PIE] And where dodging pies took precident over dodging cars. Many parents say they'd prefer their little ones spend the holiday like this.

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Organizers of this alternative Halloween program say there's no religious meaning behind their get together .. They say its just a way to get kids together in a controlled environment .. But whether families "poo-poo" trick or treating, or pound the pavement, there's one thing that seems to stay the same .. They're spending the holiday together. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
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It's Halloween.... and some new media were having fun with the Presidential Candidates today.
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When the laughing was over it was down to serious business.
With one week until election day.. Al Gore was putting down his opponents tax cut plan.
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((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: HE FAVORS TAX RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WHO MAKE 20 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. I WANT TAX RELIEF FOR WORKING PEOPLE AND MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES. ))
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George W. Bush was storming up the West Coast this Halloween- accusing Gore of using Halloween tactics to scare people.
Bush says he will save social security and help working class Americans.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING TO GET FROM BEHIND PRESIDENT'S SHADOW. THEY'RE TELLING ME THE SHADOW IS COMING BACK. THAT'S GOOD. IT'S JUST GONNA REMIND PEOPLE WE DON'T NEED FOUR MORE YEARS OF CLINTON GORE. APPLAUSE!))
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Bush says his type of government lends a hand to those in need, but stays out of the way of (Ontra-pra-NEURS) entrepreneurs.
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One's a Democrat.
One's a Republican.
They're frequently a team working for Virginia.
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But today, John Warner told Virginians that Chuck Robb has canceled out his vote 17- hundred times in the U-S Senate since 1989.
Fellow Republican George Allen says he guesses he'd vote with Warner 90-percent of the time.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: INSTEAD OF HAVING A NET ZERO, FOR VIRGINIA, WHERE SENATOR WARNER'S VOTING CONSISTENTLY WITH THE VIEWS AND COMMON SENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND HAVING SOMEONE VOTE CONTRARY TO IT, INSTEAD OF HAVING A NET ZERO, WHAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE ARE TWO VOTES. TWO VOTES REFLECTING VIRGINIA'S VIEWS.))
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This afternoon, Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus reiterated its belief that Chuck Robb is an ally to African-Americans.
They say George Allen is insensitive on issues of race.
Earlier this month, Allen's campaign manager labeled the N-double-A-C-P an "extremist group... on the fringe of American politics."
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After the news conference, Allen's campaign co-chairman said it's up to voters to decide if Robb is being "senatorial" by injecting racial animus into the campaign.
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It may take a little while, but health officials say more flu vaccine is on the way.
The latest is still ahead on News 7.
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And we'll look back on the career of funny-man Steve Allen.
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Hollywood is mourning the loss of a legend tonight.
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Steve Allen, the television pioneer who created "The Tonight Show," has died at his son's home in Encino California.
Allen began working on The Tonight Show in 1953 on New York's NBC station -- then moved to the network the next year.
During a time of formal television, Allen created a more relaxed style that included informal conversations with guests and humerous man on the street interviews.
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The TV pioneer also made his mark on the silver screen by starring as the King of Swing in "The Benny Goodman Story".
Allen also appeared in Broadway shows, television soaps, wrote plays, television scripts, and newspaper columns.


He was 78.
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It seems just about everything is available on the internet today- that includes scams-
You've heard of dot com- now the federal government is warning about what it calls dot CONS, as in con artists.
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((JODIE BERNSTEIN/FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: WE WANT DOT COM ARTISTS TO KNOW THAT CONSUMER PROTECTION SPANS THE GLOBE PHYSICALLY AND IN CYBER SPACE.))
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So the next time you're surfing- beware- you don't want to get sucked into a scam.-
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((AUCTIONS, CRAMMING, INVESTMENTS, VACATIONS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. THESE ARE THE FIRST FIVE HITS FOLKS.))
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The federal trade commission's actually come up with a list of top ten dot coms- ranging from auction websites to sites promoting quack health cures.

[Flu-Shortage]


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A delay in the flu vaccine this year -- but health officials say no need to worry there's still plenty of time to get your shot.
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Many are wondering why some places have flu shots already and other don't ...
Doctor Jody Hershey says that's because companies and health care providers are buying the vaccine from different manufactures.
While all of the manufactures had problems growing a strain of the virus, two of the four has problems with the Food and Drug Administration causing further delay.
And one of those companies has shut down.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY: IT TAKES ABOUT 10 TO 14 DAYS FOR YOU TO DEVELOP PROTECTION AGAINST INFLUENZA. SO AS LONG AS THEY GET IT IN NOW AND THROUGHOUT EARLY DECEMBER WE'RE GOING TO BE JUST FINE))
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The health department plans to get its supply in the next couple of weeks -- but only has about 20 percent of it right now.
Hershey says it's important to vaccinate those with greatest need first.
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Those most at risk include people 65 and older, those with chronic medical conditions, and people who live in nursing homes.
Flu season typically runs from mid-December to early March.
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One tourism campaign is better than three-- that's what some groups in Central Virginia think.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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And three men head to their new home- in space....
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((IT AIN'T EASY GOING INTO SPACE. THIS IS TOUGH STUFF. THIS IS NOT EASY STUFF.))
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More on the history making mission coming up.
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Imagine living in space? No cars and lots of stars.
One astronaut and two cosmonauts are doing just that- as they head toward the International Space station-
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((AND IGNITION AND LIFTOFF.))
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The Russian (Soy-ez) rocket took off this morning- It will bring the first permanent crew to the International Space station-
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((ROBET CABANA/DEPUTY ISS MANAGER: THIS IS IT WE'RE STARTING OFF ON A PERMANENT HUMAN PRESENCE IN SPACE. WE'RE BRINING THE SPACE STATION TO LIFE.))
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The crew will prepare the craft for crews that will follow.
When the space station is done in 2005- it'll be seven stories tall and weigh 418 tons.
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[Bedford-Tourism]


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First lady Roxanne Gilmore was in central Virginia today, promoting her favorite cause: tourism in Virginia.
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Gilmore presented local officials with a check for 14- thousand dollars that will help fund a regional tourism campaign.
Lynchburg, Bedford County and Nelson County are joining forces to market themselves as a package... and to get tourists to spend time and money in each locality.
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((BRIAN KNOPP/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WHEN VISITORS COME TO THE AREA, THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE COUNTY BOUNDARIES OR CITY BOUNDARIES, THEY WANT TO SEE ALL THAT THE AREA HAS TO OFFER. AND WE TRY TO PROMOTE THE HISTORY, THE NATURALLY BEAUTY AND THE ARTS AND CULTURE THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
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The money will pay for a new brochure featuring area tourist attractions.
Officials estimate tourism generates about 12 billion dollars a year across the state.
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Coming up, the NBA starts regular season play, girls high school hoops and the Hokies prepare for the Hurricanes without the services of Michael Vick.
First our Extra Point.
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Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens is appealing his 50-thousand dollar fine.
The league punished Clemens for throwing a piece of a broken bat at Mike Piazza in game two of the world series.
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A big night of basketball and we're going to start off locally with the Blacksburg Indians in Salem last night for a Blue Ridge District matchup.
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The Spartans were hot early Michelle Hamilton calls her own number, drives to hoop and lays it in for two.
Salem on the offensive again, but Ashley Young would have none of that. Young makes the steal then takes it all the way for the Blacksburg points.
Young again puts the Indians on the board as she cruises to the hoop and banks it off the glass.
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At the other end, Jessica Bass takes the hand off from Hamilton. Bass steers her way to the hoop and but this one goes to the Indians 55-51 over Salem.
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The NBA regular season opened play last night with 26 of the 29 teams in action, Orlando and Washington here.
Tracy McGrady had a big night scoring 32 points for the Magic. A career high for McGrady.
Felipe Lopez led the Wizards with 16 points in the season opener, but Washington needed more.
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The Wizards made it a game despite 26 turnovers, Pat Garriety's three pointer clinched the 97-86 win for Orlando.


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The Virginia Tech Hokies returned to the practice field yesterday afternoon, but Michael Vick did nothing but watch from the sideline. Mike Stevens has more on why Meyer will likely be the "Man in Miami."
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Vick wasn't the only one on the sideline yesterday. Wide receiver Andre Davis also is questionable for the game due to a nagging case of bursitis in his left foot. Much like Vick, Davis is being evaluated on a day to day basis.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 13043] And don't forget the only place to catch the Tech-Miami game is right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ-7 this Saturday at Noon.
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UNC signal caller Ronald Curry has had to bounce back from an injury.
Steve Mason caught up with him after the Tarheels loss to Virginia this past weekend.
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((The Halloween month has been nothing but scary for Michael Vick and Ronald Curry. October 9th, 1999, Curry was lost for the season with an achilles injury. One year and two weeks later, Vick suffers a high ankle sprain. While Vick's injury might not cost him any games, it is safe to say his October has been as stressful on and off the field as Curry's used to be. ((RONALD CURRY:)) Vick's injury has generated a deluge of national publicity, a spotlight that has dimmed as Curry's Tarheels have gone 5 and 12 with him as the starter. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Ironically, Curry will try and get back on track against Pittsburgh this Saturday, the same team that derailed Michael Vick last week. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))