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Today on News 7, at least 40 people are killed when a 747 crashes in Singapore.
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Also three local police officers are accused of taking part in a pyramid scheme. [Weather-Head]
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At least for Trick or Treaters, the weather is not very spooky. Dry and cool conditions rule tonight.

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On Health Check, we'll examine the problems some people are having getting a flu shot,
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and in other news, the entertainment world loses an original as the creator of the Tonight Show passes away.
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((THE FLIGHT COMMANDER ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT REPORTED HITTING AN OJECT ON THE TAKEOFF RUNWAY.))
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The Singapore Airlines jet on its way from Taiwan to Los Angeles crashes on takeoff.
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179 people in all were aboard the Singapore Airlines flight as it took off for L-A.
Late word this afternoon that 65 people are dead- 30 people are unaccounted for and another 84 are injured.
Terisa Estacio is standing by with the latest.
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(( SINGAPORE AIRLINES FLIGHT 006 SLAMMED BACK ONTO THE RUNWAY IN TAIPEI WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE-OFF... AND BURST INTO FLAMES. DOZENS OF PASSENGERS WERE KILLED, DOZENS MORE WERE HURT AND NUMEROUS PASSENGERS ARE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. A SINGAPORE AIRLINES SPOKESPERSON REFUSED TO SPECULATE ON THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH, BUT HE DID MENTION A POSSIBLE FACTOR.

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"THE FLIGHT COMMANDER ONBOARD THE AIRCRAFT REPORTED HITTING AN OBJECT ON THE TAKEOFF RUN."

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LOUSY WEATHER FROM A TYPHOON OFF THE SHORE OF TAIWAN IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED IN THE INVESTIGATION. RESCUERS ON THE SCENE HAD TO DEAL WITH HEAVY WINDS AND DRIVING RAIN.
THE INJURED WERE BROUGHT TO LOCAL HOSPITALS, MANY SUFFERING FROM BURNS IN THE FIRE.

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THIS PERSON SURVIVED THE CRASH AND FIRE. HE SAYS THE PLANE STARTED SHAKING DURING TAKE-OFF AND THEN THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION. ANOTHER PASSENGER SAID THE EXPLOSION BLEW DEBRIS THROUGH THE CABINAS THE PLANE CRASHED ON THE TARMAC.))




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Three Danville police officers are under arrest for their alleged involvement in a pyramid scheme.
Authorities say officers Samuel Bray, Matthew Walker and Samanthia Luck have all been placed on administrative leave.
At least ten other people have also been arrested.
The arrests are the result of 52 grand jury indictments which were handed up yesterday.
A pyramid scheme allows members to earn money primarily by recruiting new participants, not by selling goods or se

rvices.[5-Senate]


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They frequently team up on legislation for Virginia.
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But today, John Warner's telling 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 would 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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((I FIND THE RECORD OF MY OPPONENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN SPOKESMEN VIRTUALLY INDISTINGUISHABLE IN THE WAY THEY CHARACTERIZE ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH THEM.))
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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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Voting is really a week away- but students across the state are voting anyway- it's the largest internet Mock election is history.
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The pretend election involves elementary, middle and high school students, from both public and private schools.
A total of 65- thousand students will take part.
This morning-- students at Cave Spring High School voted online for the candidate they support for president, U-S Senate and Congress.
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((DANIEL EGGLESTON/CAVE SPRING JUNIOR: IT OPENED MY EYES TO WHAT I NEED TO LOOK FOR NEXT YEAR AND TURN 18 AND CAN VOTE FOR GOVERNOR AND ALSO I NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE ADS AND DEBATES ESPECIALLY.))
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The University of Virginia is sponsoring the event.
Results will be announced Thursday.
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You can check them yourself by visiting our website at WDBJ7 dot com.
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Coming up next, we'll take a look back at the life of comedian Steve Allen,
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And a little later, it's a first for the U-S space program as an American heads a Russian space mission.
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The entertainment world has lost one of its most creative people. Comedian, songwriter and storyteller Steve Allen has died at the age of 78. Gretchen Carlson reports.
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(( Steve Allen was the original king of late night television. In 1953, on New York station WNBT, he became host of what would become a cultural icon. The broadcast was simply called The Tonight Show, and a year later, when it moved to the NBC network, Steve Allen would become a star.

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Allen was born in New York City in December 1921. The son of two vaudeville comedians it was that background that many say gave him his sense of humor.

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America first noticed Steve Allen when he was on the radio in Los Angeles. CBS noticed too, bringing him to New York to help fill the schedule for the companys new television network.
But he eventually left the Tiffany Network for NBC. His popularity leading the Peacock Network to schedule The Steve Allen Show in primetime, directly opposite CBS monster hit The Ed Sullivan Show.
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During his meteoric rise to stardom he met actress Jayne Meadows. They would marry in 1954, and would remain inseparable, appearing together in countless TV shows and movies.

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But despite his extensive career in television, his real love may not have been IN FRONT of the camera, but BEHIND a piano. Composing more than 4 thousand songs and authoring at least forty books.
Steve Allen was 78. Gretchen Carlson CBS News New York))

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You probably heard if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is-
The advice is true for internet offers too.
Today the federal government is warning about what it calls the new dot-com 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.





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Tourists spent 12 billion dollars in Virginia last year.. and now some central Virginia localities are coming together to get a piece of that pie.
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First lady Roxanne Gilmore dropped by Poplar Forest in Bedford County today to deliver a check that will help regional tourism efforts.
Lynchburg and surrounding counties have begun to market themselves as a regional attraction... the check for 14- thousand dollars will help pay for a brochure featuring area sites.
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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 NATURAL BEAUTY AND THE ARTS AND CULTURE THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
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The money comes from a state program that encourages cooperative marketing in tourism.
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It's Halloween and that means the streets will soon be filled with children looking for a treat.
But Jacey Birch is standing by to tell us about some older folks who are looking for a delivish good time.
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Halloween is here-
While many little ones are suiting up in their costumes to collect candy- many adults are ready to have their own fun.
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Jacey Birch is at O'Charley's restaurant where the extra big kids are dressed to win... a costume contest.
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Coming up in today's two minute ticker, Mike Stevens will join us with an important update on the Virginia Tech Hokies,
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but first on health check, we'll tell you why local health officials are concerned that the neediest patients are not getting their flu shots.
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Flu season is right around the corner. And for many that means time to get a flu shot.
But that's not so easy this year.
Manufacturers say they WILL have an adequate supply of the medicine, it will just be DELAYED getting to doctors.
However some people are upset. They feel the shots are not going to the neediest patients first.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on why it's available at some locations and not at others.
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Jean,
State Health officials say the reason is because only two of the four licensed manufactures of the flu vaccine are supplying it right now.
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All of the manufactures had problems with growing a strain of the virus this year.
But two of the manufacturers also had problems with the Food and Drug Administration and that slowed production even further. And News 7 talked with one of the manufactures today --who says there are now only three suppliers, because one company has closed down.
Customers who used those companies, like the health department, are still waiting. But those who used other drug companies, have had their supplies for weeks.
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This is the second time in the past few weeks that Jim Faiszt has come to the health department hoping to find out the flu shot was now available.
Only to find out it's not here yet.
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((JIM FAISZT:WE SENIORS HAVE TO HAVE THEM EARLIER, SO THAT WE DON'T COME DOWN WITH THE FLU))
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Doctor Jody Hershey says the health department is supposed get its supply by mid-November --but even then it's only going to get about 20 percent of it.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY: IT IS FRUSTRATING AND VERY DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC AND INDIVIDUAL WHEN THE DO SEE VACCINES BEING GIVEN AT A LOCAL PHARMACY OR LOCAL DRUG STORE))
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But Hershey says the bigger concern is that some of the places that have it already or not limiting it to those at highest risk.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/HEALTH DEPT: I AM AWARE OF MANY INSTANCES OF MASS VACCINATION CLINICS BEING HELD FOR ANYONE WHO CAN COME. AGAIN THE RECOMMENDATION ADVISE THAT WE USE THE LIMITED VACCINE SUPPLIES TO TARGET THOSE PEOPLE AT HIGHEST RISK. UNTIL WE GET THE VACCINE LATER ON IN NOVEMBER))
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But Hershey says even if a person can't get the shot right now -- there is no need for alarm.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY: IT TAKES ABOUT 10 TO 14 DAYS FOR YOU TO DEVELOP GOOD PROTECTION AGAINST INFLUENZA. SO AS LONG AS THEY GET IT IN NOVEMBER AND THROUGHOUT EARLY DECEMBER WE'RE GOING TO BE JUST FINE))
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Hershey says those most at risk include those who are 65 or older, have chronic medical problems,like diabetes or kidney problems, and people in nursing homes.
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Jean, Hershey says Flu season typically runs from mid-December through early March.

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Local college football fans are anxious awaiting the news out of Blacksburg today.
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That's where we find Mike Stevens this evening with the latest.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your Tuesday Two minute sportsticker. After taking yesterday off the Virginia Tech Hokies returtrned to the practice field this afternoon to begin preparing for Miami.0
Two of the teams offensive leaders were not able to practice.
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One astronaut and two cosmonauts are on the way to their new home ... IN SPACE.
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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 PRESSENCE IN SPACE. WE'RE BRINING THE SPACE STATION TO LIFE.))
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American astronaut Bill Shepard is the mission commander. He's joined by two Russian cosmonauts.
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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If you have little ones getting ready to prowl the neighborhood for Halloween, our website of the day may give them something to do once they get back home.
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The people that bring you Ben and Jerry's ice cream have a timely treat today. It's a website dedicated to things that go bump in the night.
Not only can you learn the history of Halloween, there's also games such as "Whack a ghoul." You could also try building your own miniature haunted house, or if that's too complicated, you can print out the monstrous coloring book.
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