[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


One week until Election Day and some Democrats are criticizing incumbent Congressman Virgil Goode's latest ad campaign. They say he's mis-leading voters about health care legislation.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Vice President Al Gore tries to take away Ralph Nader votes, while George W- Bush once again takes his campaign to late- night T-V.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.


[Campaign-2000]


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


Vice President Al Gore says Republican challenger George W- Bush is "Not ready for prime time".
Meantime, Bush appeared last night AFTER prime time on N-B-C's "The Tonight Show".
Lee Cowan has a wrap- up of yesterday's campaigning, as well as more on the "Ralph Nader" factor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :13]
[SUPER=201-Joe Lieberman/(D) Vice Pres. Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=201-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :33]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :45]
[SUPER=204-"The Tonight Show"; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((
A more combative Al Gore took to the midwest battleground state of Wisconsin on Monday -- voicing themes he hopes will appeal to voters leaning toward Green Party candidate Ralph Nader instead.

(SOT/AL GORE, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"

(NARR:)


The strategy is to paint George Bush as not ready for prime time -- what his aides say will be the theme of the campaign's final 8 days.

(SOT/JOE LIEBERMAN, DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"George W. Bush is not ready to be President.!"

(COWAN ON CAM:)


"In at least 6 key Democratic states, Ralph Nader is siphoning as much as 6 percent of the vote away from Gore -- especially here in California where George W. Bush has been inching up in the polls."

(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"

(NARR:)


The Texas Governor has spent $5 million dollars in the last several weeks on advertising here -- and is planning to spend another 3 million this week alone. While analysts don't expect a Republican victory in California -- it's enough to give Democrats the jitters.

(COURTESY: THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno/NBC)
(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"

(NARR:)


His second appearance with Jay Leno will be followed Tuesday night with an appearance by Al Gore -- who for the first time since the campaign started, is wondering why California is suddenly slipping away. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Los Angeles.

))[11Fifth-District]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

Incumbant Congressman Virgil Goode's latest ad campaign is coming under fire from his Democrat opponent in the upcoming 5th district race.
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[VO-NAT]

In a statement released yesterday, John Boyd says Goode's radio and television ads mislead voters about the congressman's stance on the Patients' Bill of Rights and prescription drug program for senior citizens. Boyd says Goode supports weaker forms of the legislation.
[SUPER=203-Bedford]

But at a forum at Bedford's National Guard Armory last night, Goode called Boyd's claims "totally off base."
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[SOT @ 3:31:36 - 3:31:52]
[IN Q=I support a...]

((VIRGIL GOODE/INCUMBANT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: I SUPPORT A PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT THAT WOULD HELP ESPECIALLY TO THE NEEDIEST SENIORS FIRST. I ALSO SUPPORT A PATIENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS BUT I DO NOT SUPPORT THE RUNAWAY RIGHT TO SUE AGAINST EMPLOYERS WHICH WILL DECREASE RATHER THAN INCREASE HEALTH INSURANCE.))
[SUPER=201-Virgil Goode/(I) 5th District Candidate]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=health insurance.]
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[VO-NAT]

Boyd was invited - but did not attend last night's forum. But independent 5th District candidate Joseph Spence was on hand. Spence says he's outraged he wasn't allowed to participate in a Congressional debate held at Hampden-Sydney college last Thursday.
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[SOT @ 3:21:55 - 3:22:13]
[IN Q=My first...]

((JOSEPH SPENCE/CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT WAS VIOLATED BY NOT ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK OR DEBATE. THEY DIDN'T EVEN ASK ME TO HAVE A SEAT OR STAY TO LISTEN OR ANYTHING- THEY JUST FLATLY WALKED AWAY AND MORE OR LESS I GOT THE RUN-AROUND.))
[SUPER=201-Joseph Spence/(I) 5th District Candidate]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the runaround.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville/Last Week]

Boyd, Goode and Spence all faced off in a debate in Danville last Tuesday.
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[11Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chap. 11]


Two retired Tultex buildings may be called back to work.
Cohen Asset Management of California wants to buy a former plant in Martinsville and another in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as lease them to new owners.
The company already bought and leased a 630 thousand square foot building in Martinsville to Basset Furniture.
Tultex declared Bankruptcy last December, laying off about two thousand workers.
The sale of its former plants must first be approved by the U-S Bankruptcy Court in Danville.

[Decimal-Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Our Morning stock report will look a little different from this point forward. We will now show the closing prices in dollars and cents instead of dollars and fractions.
Major exchanges are already converting to decimal stock prices .. and it's expected that all stock reports, print and broadcast, will have to convert to dollars and cents within a year.
Now here's an early look at the stock market.
[STOCKS] [COMM]


[6-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-34 TC1:18:28]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


It's one week until election day, and George Allen is ahead in the polls.
Not a bad spot for a man challenging an incumbent U-S Senator.
Ellen Qualls takes a look at Allen's background.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Life as Coach]
[SUPER=201-Gov. George Allen/January 1994; 1:00]
[SUPER=241-Ellen/Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 2:08]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( Life as Coach George Allen's son meant growing up in football towns, from L-A to Chicago.
When Coach Allen took over the Washington Redskins, son George transferred to U-VA and got a spot on the quarterback squad.
He was fourth-year class president.
He lost his first race for the House of Delegates in 1979, but then won five straight elections.
He picked up second wife Susan Allen-- more interested in the political life than his first wife, who agreed to a no-fault divorce on his first victorious election night.
In 1991, he leap-frogged to Congress, only to be redistricted out of the seat within months by Democrats.
It did NOT defeat the periennial player.
He just ran hard as a long shot for governor.
This fall, his sister Jennifer published a book about growing up in Coach Allen's household.
The passage that most tickles Allen's critics alleges that George wanted to grow up to be a dentist, so he could inflict pain on people and get paid for it.
On a cold day in January 1994, he was ready to free Virginians from:
[sot inaugural 94-3 31:34]

((UNDER THE HEAVY GRIMY BOOT OF EXCESSIVE TAXATION AND REGULATION. ... YOU'RE NOT CHEERING FOR THE HEAVY, GRIMY BOOT. YOU'RE WANTING TO GET IT OFF YOUR NECKS. I UNDERSTAND.)) [runs:16]
So a new kind of governor strode into town, kicking off a battle on four fronts: with Washington, against violent criminals, and against the Democrats who had dominated Richmond for decades.
[sot DEBATE TAPE]

((GEORGE ALLEN: IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING, LET'S ENJOY KNOCKING THEIR SOFT TEETH DOWN THEIR WHINING THROATS.)) [runs:08]
And against the bloated, business as usual bureaucracy he perceived state government to be.
The "knife before Christmas" request for resignations earned him the nickname the Grinch.
He preferred:
[sot 93-9 1:00:]

((THE GENTLEMEN WHO WANTED TO CHANGE VIRGINIA FOR VIRGINIANS.)) [runs:03]
He abolished parole.
He built prisons.
He launched a back to basics movement in Virginia classrooms.
He brought jobs.
He mastered the folksy, outdoorsy, activist image that elevates a regular politician to Republicans' favorite label for their rising star: Reaganesque.
In 1995, midway through his term, General Assembly Democrats decided his mandate had run out, and squelched an income tax cut he hoped to hand the "hard-working, taxpaying families of Virginia" with which he so identifies.
That summer, a game of football with the interns at the mansion cost him his anterior cruchet ligament. [96-1 1:07]
It literally hobbled him.
In the fall, voters failed to give him a Republican-controlled legislature, a defining experience, that aides say "depressed" him.
He says he learned a lesson.
[sot 96-1 02:17]

((I THINK DIPLOMACY'S VERY IMPORTANT.)) [runs:03]
It was time to dispel what he considered a crippling myth.
[sot 96-1 5:18]

((THE PORTRAYAL OF ME AS THIS HARD-HEARTED... AND WANTS TO CUT THINGS WHICH I CONSIDER IMPORTANT.)) [runs:13]
Allen liked being governor, and thought about a repeat stint next year.
But he moved to Richmond's suburbs, added daughter Brooke to the family, and secured a partnership in one of the city's Richmond's toniest law firms.
And kicked off what's been essentially a two year campaign to topple the man once considered a rising star himself.

Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[6-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC07:56]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Tonight on News 7 at 6, we'll take a look at Chuck Robb's background.
Yesterday, the incumbant senator called out some high-ranking Marines and a former Navy SEAL as he worked to shore up support among Virginia veterans and the state's military families.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Arlington/Campaign Video]


Yesterday, Four retired Marine Corps Generals, two retired Majors and Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey joined Robb at the Iwo Jima Memorial.
The veterans gave Robb their endorsement, describing him as an experienced leader on issues of national defense.


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[SOT 15:05:02]
[IN Q=Many of our citizens]

((MANY OF OUR CITIZENS TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT WE HAVE THE FINEST FIGHTING FORCE THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, BUT IT WON'T STAY THAT WAY IF WE DON'T PROVIDE THE SUPPORT, AND THERE ARE MANY AREAS THAT ARE IN NEED OF SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=are in need of support.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb and Kerrey also made stops yesterday in Richmond and Norfolk before returning to Washington for evening votes in the Senate.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, you may have to pay extra in order to protect yourself from the flu.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM WELL YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD ABOUT THE FLU SHOT SHORTAGE- NOW COMES WORD THAT WHEN YOU DO FIND SOME VACCINE- EXPECT TO PAY THROUGH THE NOSE.

VT=VO

A VIAL OF FLU VACCINE NORMALLY COSTS A DOCTOR ABOUT $30 . YOU USUALLY PAY 8-10 DOLLARS FOR A SHOT. BUT IN TODAY'S WORLD OF MAKE A BUCK- THAT $30 VIAL NOW IS COSTING ABOUT $100... MAKING YOUR VACCINATION NOT ONLY A PAIN IN THE ARM BUT IN THE WALLET AS WELL.
ON CAM NOW ON TO CARTOON CHARACTERS- SPECIFICALLY PINOCHIO. HE TELLS A LIE AND HIS NOSE GROWS GUESS WHAT- IT TURNS OUT THIS PHENOMENON ISN'T ONLY IN THE MOVIES- IT ACTUALLY DOES HAPPEN TO REAL PEOPLE WHO TELL A FIB. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SAY THE HUMAN NOSE GROWS ON THE INSIDE WHEN YOU TELL A LIE- THAT'S RIGHT- THE TISSUE INSIDE THE NOSTRILS SWELL. AND THAT CAUSES IRRITATION.. WHICH MEANS IF SOMEONE RUBS OR SCRATCHES THEIR NOSE WHILE TALKING TO YOU- BE-WARE.
ON CAM AND FINALLY- IN HONOR OF HALLOWEEN- A WARNING TO STAY AWAY FROM BLACK CATS.BAD LUCK AND ALL THAT-- BUT THERE'S THE MEDICAL REASON: -- BLACK CATS CAN CAUSE TERRIFIC WHEEZING AND SNEEZING IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO CATS. LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL REPORTS DARKER COLORED CATS HAVE MORE ALLERGENS ON THEM THAN LIGHTER COLORED CATS- MEANING A BLACK CAT WILL CAUSE MORE SEVERE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS- SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT IF YOU ARE A CAT LOVER. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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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.
Authorities in Grayson county are continuing their search for a missing girl.
The girl was reported missing yesterday from her home in the Troutdale area.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Officials still aren't sure exactly how an elderly man died in Pittsylvania county.
His brother discovered the man's body yesterday amid a brush a fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And those who spent their lives working on the railroad hope the Railroad Retirement and Survivor's Improvement Act gets back on track.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, October 31st .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[11Grayson-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Grayson County Sheriff's Department will continue its search for a missing girl today.
The girl was reported missing yesterday from her home in the Troutdale area.
Deputies used dogs and a helicopter during yesterday's search. Foul play is not suspected.

[11Campbell-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC22:28]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Authorities are still looking for the killer in last weeks murder of a Campbell County store owner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


75-year-old Melvin Giles was murdered during an apparent robbery at his convenience store on Route 460 last Thursday night.
Investigators are still tracking down leads in that case.
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[SOT 12:44:45]
[IN Q=We do have]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE DO HAVE A WITNESS THAT BETWEEN NINE AND NINE-FIFTEEN WAS TRAVELING ON ROUTE 460 HERE AND SAW TWO INDIVIDUALS RUNNING FROM THE DIRECTION OF THE STORE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARKING LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=the parking lot.]
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[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, police responded to another armed robbery yesterday in Lynchburg.
Police arrested and charged two juveniles in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store on Campbell Avenue.
A pellet gun authorities believe was used in that crime has also been recovered.
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[11rail-retirement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC23:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A bill in Washington could change retirement benefits.
It's called the Railroad Retirement and Survivor's Improvement Act of 2-thousand. The act fizzled in this session of Congress- So what does that mean?
News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Joe Sailor]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Sailor/Railroad Retiree; :13]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=News 7.]

(( Joe Sailor put nearly 30 years in at three different railroads. He's retired now, and says the railroad retirement act would make things much easier for him and his fellow retirees. [TC:02:09:55]
[SOT]
[IN Q=If I die]

[Tc:01:58:24] ((JOE SAILOR: IF I DIE, OR MY WIFE DIES FOR EXAMPLE, IN STEAD OF RECEIVING 50 PERCENT OF MY RAILROAD RETIREMENT PENSION, MY WIFE WOULD GET 100 PERCENT. SO IT MEANS AT LEAST THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH, JUST ANY RAILROAD SPOUSE RETIREE SURVIVOR.))
[OUT Q=retiree survivor.]

[RUNS14] [PRE-PRO PAGE 1]
The railroad retirement act would lower worker retirement age to 60 from 62. It would also cut railroad retiree taxes by 15 billion dollars.... and the tax money saved would then be invested in stocks and bonds. [PRE-PRO PAGE 2]
But those who oppose the bill say the retirement fund is like a mini social security fund.
There are already three times as many retirees as active workers, not enough to support retirees.
The government already subsidizes the fund, and some don't want to spend anymore government money.
And just because the saved tax money would be invested, it doesn't guarantee the fund will make a profit. [END PRE-PRO]
Sailor has written letters to senators, representatives and even the president. He says the Clinton administration backs the bill, as does most of the house and Senate. [STAND UP]
[IN Q=Senate Majority Leader]

((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER TRENT LOTT SAID HE WOULD SUPPORT THE BILL IF A MEASURE TO REPEAL A DIESEL FUEL TAX WAS ATTACHED TO IT. THAT DID HAPPEN, BUT THE VOTE IS STILL NOT LIKELY TO HAPPEN IN THIS SESSION OF CONGRESS. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=jm news 7.]))


[11Bus-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=500-2 TC1:22:03]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]

A school bus accident last week in Smyth County injured dozens of children. Now, some parents believe some of those injuries would have been prevented if the bus was equipped with seat belts.
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#-00-43/10:21]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Friday]

The bus was hit by a car that ran a stop sign Friday. 46-children and 3-adults were hurt. Now, some parents say seatbelts could have cut down on the number of injuries.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

But at least one transportation expert disagrees. The Director of Transportation for Roanoke City Public Schools says seatbelts can trap kids inside an overturned bus.
David Prince adds that, even without seatbelts, buses are built with safety in mind.
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[SOT 14:36:11-14:36:22]
[IN Q=The way the buses are...]

((DAVID PRINCE/ROANOKE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR; THE WAY THE BUSES ARE DESIGNED WITH HIGH SEAT BACKS AND THE SAFETY CUSHIONS ON THE BACK OF 'EM... THAT KIND OF JARS THE IMPACT IF A BUS IS HIT FROM THE SIDE OR IF A BUS IS HIT FROM THE BACK OR THE FRONT.))
[SUPER=01-David Prince/Roanoke Transportation Director]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=or the front.]
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[VO-NAT]

Prince also says adding seatbelts to school buses wouldn't be cost effective. Doing so would limit the number of students on each seat to two, meaning more buses would be needed to carry the same number of students.
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[Earthquake]


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


A strong earthquake rocked central Japan earlier today.
Six people were hurt, but officials say none of their injuries was serious.
Authorities say the five-point-five magnitude quake caused little damage.
The tremor DID cause a major highway to close for a brief time.
Its epi- center was nearly 200 miles southwest of Tokyo.

[Tech2000]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=TECH 2000]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2000 6719]

It's time now for this Morning's "Tech 2000 Report", which actually sounds more like a medical report this time around. Here's Mike Stevens with the latest on the Hokies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=3:08]
[OUT Q=...JUST A MOMENT."]


[tape tosses to break]

[COMM #6]



[USS-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


There are now four main suspects in the U-S-S Cole bombing.
Sources close to the Yemeni investigation say the group may be the main conspirators in the attack.
None of the four is in custody.
The sources also say preparations for the deadly explosion may have started in March.
The new revelations come as the U-S continues pushing Yemeni authorities to give American agents a greater role in the investigation.

17 sailors were killed in the bombing.[11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC03:40]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A man found his brother dead amid a brush fire- but officials aren't sure if the fire caused his death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Firefighters were called to a house on Mount Cross Road in the Tunstall section of the county yesterday afternoon.

The homeowner, 87-year-old Oscar Winn of Pittsylvania County, was burning some brush when the flames got out of hand.
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[11Animal-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:10:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Animal organ transplants are not very common.
But a dog in our area may get one.
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[VO-NAT]


Azlyn's owners are hoping their dog can get a kidney transplant.
His kidneys were damaged after he ate meat apparently tainted with anti-freeze.
The procedure is costly.
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[SOT10:36:53]
[IN Q=For a dog the procedure]

((DR. LINDA JENNINGS:FOR A DOG THE PROCEDURE IS GOING TO COST BETWEEN 4 AND 6 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND PROBABLY FOR A 60 POUND DOG YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO PAY BETWEEN 600 AND 800 DOLLARS A DAY FOR IMMUNE SUPPRESSANT DRUGS AFTER THE SURGERY))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Jennings/Brambleton Veterinary Hospital]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=very costly]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The cost for cats is a little less.
Jennings says cats fare better than dogs and can live eight to nine years after the surgery.
Dogs generally live an average of a year and a half.
And finding a donor for a dog isn't easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:39:56]
[IN Q=They say in dogs it's much]

((THEY SAY IN DOGS IT'S MUCH BETTER THAT IT BE A RELATIVE THAT IT BE SIBLING BECAUSE DOGS HAVE MUCH MORE TENDENCY TO REJECT THE TRANSPLANT))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=the transplant]
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[VO-NAT]


For cats the only criteria is that the other cat has the same blood type.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Jennings says the University of California at Davis is only place in the U-S that performs the transplants.
HUMAN kidney transplants usually cost about 110-thousand dollars and anti-rejection medication is about 15 to 20 thousand dollars a year.

[Space-Station]


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


The first long- term residents of the International Space Station are on their way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kazakhstan;]


This morning, a Russian rocket took off with an American and two Russians aboard.
The 17- story rocket blasted off from the same launching pad that was used to begin Russia's space program four decades ago.
American astronaut Bill Shepherd will be the space station's first commander.
He becomes the second American to be launched aboard a Russian rocket.
The crew of three is due to rendezvous with the station on Thursday, when they'll begin a four-month stay.
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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:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Grayson County Sheriff's Department will continue its search for a missing girl today.
The girl was reported missing yesterday from her home in the Troutdale area. Foul play is not suspected.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The search is on for the killer in last weeks murder of a Campbell County store owner.
75-year-old Melvin Giles was murdered during an apparent robbery at his convenience store on Route 460 last Thursday night.
Investigators are still tracking down leads in that case.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Pittsylvania County man was found dead by his brother amid a brush fire yesterday- but officials aren't sure if the fire caused his death.
Firefighters were called to a house on Mount Cross Road in the Tunstall section of the county.
The homeowner, 87-year-old Oscar Winn, was burning some brush when the flames got out of hand.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a mock]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[DESK=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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