[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A fire at Rubatex shuts down one of the plant's primary manufacturing buildings overnight .
About 15 employees were inside at the time.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And crews are trying to rescue a construction worker trapped under a tunnel that collapsed at Dulles International Airport.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[11Rubatex-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC06:25]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Fire ]


A fire at Rubatex shut one of the plants primary manufacturing buildings down overnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The plant's manager says a production supervisor discovered the fire around 7 o'clock last night.
About 15 employees were inside at the time.
All got out safely.
The exact cause of the fire is still unknown but it's believed to have started in the ventilation system of a curing oven.
The overnight shift in that building has been canceled, but the plant hopes to re-open this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our plan]

((LARRY BROOKSHIRE/PLANT MANAGER: OUR PLAN TONIGHT IS TO HAVE MAINTENANCE CREWS WORK THROUGH THE NIGHT ASSESSING DAMAGE, REPAIRING...WE WOULD EXPECT THE DAMAGE TO BE REPAIRED AND HOPEFULLY RUNNING BY 7 IN THE MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Brookshire/Plant Manager]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=by seven in the morning .]
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[11Yokohama Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC08:18]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire broke out at Yokohama Tire in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


It took firefighters about 45 minutes to put the blaze out-
Some mechanical equipment sparked the fire in the dust collection system just after six last night.
Firefighters extinguished the flames without any problems.
Production was not affected.
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[Trapped-Worker]


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


A tunnel under construction at Dulles International Airport has collapsed, trapping a worker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dulles Int'l. Airport;]


A rescue operation is under way.
Three workers who were nearby when the tunnel caved in managed to scramble to safety.
But rescue crews are still trying to find the fourth man.
They're not even sure whether he's alive.
When complete, the tunnel will be an underground concourse with a moving sidewalk to shuttle passengers from the main terminal to a new concourse.
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[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-41]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Authorities hope a detailed description will help them find two men who robbed a Pittsylvania County bank at gunpoint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The suspects entered the Chatham branch of the American National Bank and Trust around two yesterday afternoon.
Investigators say one of the men handed the teller a note and displayed a handgun.
The pair made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and may have gotten into a Toyota Forerunner or Nissan Pathfinder.
One of the suspects is described as a black male wearing a black Oakland Raiders jacket and ballcap.
The other man is described as black or hispanic with a mustache and light beard.
He was wearing a plaid jacket.
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[Space-Station]


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


After a two- day journey, the first permanent crew has arrived at the International Space Station.
The Russian space capsule successfully docked with the station this morning.
Peter King reports on what the three- man crew has ahead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-NASA; :11]
[SUPER=01-Peter King/Reporting; :46]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=Peter King, CBS News, at Kennedy Space Center. ]

(( Super: NASA The first three residents of the International Space Station are finally home.
Their Russian Soyuz capsule linked up to the space station early this morning. On board are American Astronaut Bill Shepard and his two Russian crew-mates.
Their journey began early Tuesday when they blasted into orbit from a launch pad in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakstan.
Their first job will be to get the station's life support and alarm systems up and running.
During their four month stay the crew will inhabit the Russian built Zvezda living quarters which were launched earlier this year.
They'll be confined to two of the craft's three rooms until early December. That's when Shuttle Endeavor will deliver giant solar panels to provide additional power.
Today's docking marks yet another milestone for the long delayed International Space Station...a joint effort of NASA, the Russian Space Agency and 14 other countries.
Completion of the 60 billion dollar project is scheduled for 2006. Peter King CBS News at Kennedy Space Center.

))[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:14:55]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Chuck Robb served in Viet Nam...
[SS=Geroge Allen]


George Allen did not.
But one war veteran says Allen is the man who will be the better friend of the military if he's elected to the U-S Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


Former Navy Secretary James Webb traveled the state with Allen yesterday, endorsing his Senate bid.
Webb says Robb has contributed to the decline of American military readiness.
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[SOT 15:28:17]
[IN Q=Certainly here]

((JAMES WEBB/FORMER NAVY SECRETARY: CERTAINLY HERE WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE SENATOR ROBB COULD HAVE DONE A LOT MORE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE LEARNED ON ACTIVE DUTY. IN MY VIEW, HE COULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH BETTER LEADER, BUT IT'S NOT SIMPLY A QUESTION OF WHO SERVED AND WHO DIDN'T. IT'S A QUESTION OF WHO CAN LEAD AND HOW HAVE THE RIGHT ANSWERS AND ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=201-James Webb/Former Navy Secretary]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=into the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Webb was Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan.
He endorsed Robb in 1994.
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[6-Senate-Money]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:15:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The national political parties are now spending close to 100- thousand dollars a day to influence your vote in the U-S Senate race.
Ellen Qualls reports on the money behind the men.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Counting the money]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/File Tape; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-Ed Matricardi/Republican Party of Virginia; :50]
[SUPER=241-Ellen/Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Qualls News 7.]

(( Counting the money spent by George Allen and Chuck Robb, and on their behalf this year is a little like counting the gallons of water flowing down the James River.
Money raised and spent shows up in both federal and state reports, is funneled through party committees, and has contribution limits with big holes.
Let's start with the basics.
As of their last filing date of October 18th, Chuck Robb had raised 5-point-6 million dollars.
George Allen had raised 9-point-2 million.
You can bet they'll spend every cent.
In fact, Robb just loaned his own campaign 609- thousand dollars to buy ads in crunch time.
Not reported in their spending are these guys:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has spent about 4-point-3 million dollars, mostly on ten TV ads benefiting George Allen.
That's called soft money... so it can gush in large amounts, through the state party offices.
[sot 17:16:29 ]

((ED MATRICARDI/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: THEY'RE NOT TECHNICALLY SENATE RACE ADS. THEY'RE NOT CANDIDACY ADS...BECAUSE HE WAS A GREAT GOVERNOR.))
[RUNS=:10 ]


The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's ponied up even more: 4-point-8 million as of last week, boosting Chuck Robb's campaign.
If you're adding, that's about 24 million dollars spent on these guys.
But it probably won't be a Virginia record-- Ollie North spent about 20 million dollars losing to Robb in 1994.
And if you're looking for who's spending the money-- like Richmond mystery novelist Patricia Cornwell -- her 115-thousand dollars to the Republican National Committee this year may never show up in the paperwork filed in Virginia's race.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


With less than a week to go before election day, George Bush is holding his lead over Al Gore in Virginia, according to the latest News-7 poll.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Mason-Dixon research says the Republican candidate leads the vice president by eight points, well above the 4 percent margin of error.
Ralph Nader is picking up 3 percent of the likely voters, Pat Buchanan one percent.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a prescription drug may help fight the flu bug before it bites.

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 SINCE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH FLU VACCINE TO GO AROUND RIGHT NOW YOU MAY THINK YOURE IN BIG TROUBLE IF YOU GET EXPOSED TO A BUG- HOWEVER THERE IS SOME GOOD NEW IN THE TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.

VT=VO

RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THE ODDS ARE PRETTY GOOD THAT THE DRUG RELENZA CAN KEEP YOU HEALTHY IF YOU GET EXPOSED TO THE FLU AS LONG AS YOU START THE DRUG WITHIN 24 HOURS OR SO AFTER BEING EXPOSED. IN THIS STUDY, RELENZA WAS 80% EFFECTIVE IN KEEPING THE REST OF A FAMILY HEALTHY WHEN ONE FAMILY MEMBER BROUGHT FLU INTO THE HOUSEHOLD. YOU CAN ONLY GET RELENZA BY PRESCRIPTION- AND REMEMBER YOU'VE ONLY GOT A DAY OR TWO TO START IT AFTER YOU'RE AROUND A PERSON SPREADING THOSE FLU GERMS.

VT=VO

A CAUTION TO YOU MOMS WHO ARE BREAST FEEDING- YOU MAY WANT TO GO EASY ON THE HERBAL TEAS. A REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAYS WHILE SOME HERBAL TEAS ARE PERFECTLY FINE- OTHERS CAN CUT YOUR MILK SUPPLY OR MAKE YOUR MILK TOXIC. WHAT TO DO? TALK TO YOUR PEDIATRICIAN BEFORE RELAXING WITH A NICE HOT CUP OF HERBAL TEA.

VT=VO

FINALLY- AN EASY WAY TO CUT DOWN A RISK FACTOR FOR CANCER- FLIP YOUR BURGERS-- FREQUENTLY- . RESEARCH FROM LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY IN CALIFORNIA SHOWS A BURGER THAT'S FLIPPED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY MINUTE WHILE COOKING- CONTAINS A LOT FEWER CARCINOGENS THAN A BURGER THAT'S JUST FLIPPED ONCE DURING COOKING. EVIDENTIALLY FREQUENT FLIPPING KEEPS HEAT FROM BUILDING UP ON THE SURFACE OF A BURGERS- AND THAT'S WHAT KEEPS THE CARCINOGENS FROM FORMING.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
A 15- year- old girl is charged with sending a threatening e-mail to a classmate at Brookville High School.
Investigators say the message involved the use of a gun.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Many officials agree with motorists that Interstate 81 should be safer.
Those from law enforcement and the transportation department attended a public forum on interstate safety last night.
We'll tell you what happened.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


In other transportation- related news, V-DOT has released its study on the environmental impact of I-73.
The study examined environmental factors such the number of houses and businesses that the road would displace.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, November 2nd .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[11-I-81]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC46:53]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]

[***anchor tag***] Officials agree Interstate 81 needs to be safer. So now law enforcement - and transportation officials - are trying to figure out the best way to do that. They attended a public forum on interstate safety last night. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 1998; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/Va. State Police Superintendent; :16]
[SUPER=01-P. Dale Bennett/Virginia Trucking Association; :53]
[SUPER=@meredyth2; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

((Seven people were killed in this accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County in 19-98. That accident was an eye-opener for the Virginia State Police and Highway Safety Officials - who decided it was time they took a closer look at improving the interstate.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know...]

((GERALD MASSENGILL/VSP SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY THAT AFFECTS THE QUALITY OF LIFE AS TO WHAT GOES ON ON OUR HIGHWAYS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=our highways.]


900 people die on Virginia's highways each year. And I-81 has gotten a reputation for being one of the deadliest in the state. The Virginia Department of Transportation says speed and capacity issues near the 5 river basins the interstate crosses make it unsafe. Truck traffic has often been blamed.... but the Virginia Truckers Association says "no so fast." They say a truck is involved in an accident only about a third of the time - proportionate to the number of trucks on the road.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A truck is...]

((P. DALE BENNETT: VA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION: A TRUCK IS INVOLVED IN THE CRASH...THAT DOENS'T MEAN THE TRUCK CAUSED THE CRASH. THERE HAVE BEEN INCIDENTS, SOME PUBLICIZED, WHERE ACTIONS BY OTHER DRIVERS CAUSED THE TRUCK TO BE IN IT AND THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THE TRUCK DRIVER COULD DO.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=could do.]


Bennett says motorists need to be better educated about truck drivers' "blind spots" called "no zones." The panelists agree that's one way to make the interstate safer in the short term. Other short term solutions, they say, include efforts under way by VDOT to add guard rails on the interstate and to extend accel-decel lanes near exits. They say more visible police patrols are needed as well. But they say a longterm fix - which includes widening I-81, is still many years away - and, the panelists joke, might not be completed in their lifetime. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke. ))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Eight people have died on I-81 this year. State police say so far that's below average.

[11I-73]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC15:57]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]



V-dot released its environmental impact study concerning I-73.
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[VO-NAT]


VDOT's come up with four possible routes for the new interstate, spanning from Michigan to South Carolina.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The study examined environmental factors such the number of houses and businesses that would be displaced, and the cost of each route.
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[SOT]

[TC:00:28:19]
[IN Q=This study is a full]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: THIS STUDY IS FULL UNCOVERING OF EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE OPTIONS FOR I-73. EVERYTHING WE KNOW FROM NOT BUILDING I-73, TO POSSIBLY BUILDING A NEW INTERSTATE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a new intersate.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two of the proposed routes run through Roanoke, and one of those would displace more homes and business than any of the others.
VDOT plans to hold four public hearings in December to discuss each of the routes.
Copies of the study will be available beginning November 10th by calling 1-888-I-73-PLAN. Paper copies cost 61-dollars, and CD-ROM's are Fifteen- fifty.
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[Singapore-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Singapore Crash]


The death toll has risen to 81 from the crash of the Singapore Airlines flight in Taiwan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


Grieving relatives of the victims have started identifying the bodies of their loved ones at Taipei's airport.
Some family members blame the pilot for taking off, just as a typhoon was approaching.
And some say they're still in the dark as to which crash victims or missing and which are confirmed dead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:39]
[IN Q=They didn't tell]

((CHUA GEOK HONG/PASSENGER'S RELATIVE: THEY DIDN'T TELL US WHAT IS HAPPENING. AND THEY
DIDN'T TELL US WHAT IS HAPPENED TO HIM - IF HE'S ALIVE OR WHETHER
HE'S ON THE LIST. NO MENTION AT ALL. I FEEL THEY SHOULD GIVE US AN
ANSWER RATHER THAN GIVE US HOPE AND HOPE AND COME HERE AND BREAK IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Chua Geok Hong/Passenger's Relative;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=and break it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, there is no new evidence as to what may have caused the Boeing 747 to burst into flames as it took off for Los Angeles.
Officials are still analyzing the plane's black boxes.
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[Bush-Gore]


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


Election Day is only DAYS away.
George W- Bush and Vice President Al Gore were stumping hard for last-minute votes, in what's typically enemy territory.
Lee Cowan has a wrap- up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Minneapolis, MN; :00]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :30]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :53]
[SUPER=201-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Minneapolis.]

((
It was another day where both candidates spent time in each other's back yards.
George W. Bush boldly marching into Minnesota, a state that hasn't

given a Republican a win since Richard Nixon in 1972.
(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"...something like we're going to win here from the Duluth event?"

(NARR:)


With polls showing Gore no longer has a lock on this state -- the Bush camp went after the message that seems to be playing the best here: tax relief -- painting the Vice President's ideas as a formula for economic disaster.

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

"

(NARR:)


The Vice President responded in kind -- saying it was Bush's Social Security and Medicare plans -- which spell economic chaos -- an argument that sells very well in Florida -- where Bush's own brother is governor.

(SOT/AL GORE, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"

(NARR:)


The fact that either candidate has a chance in these states shows just how volatile the race remains -- with polls see-sawing back and forth on almost a daily basis.

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"The key may be voter turnout -- both campaigns have spent millions in get out the vote efforts -- almost pleading with residents to take their enthusiasm to the polls. The first hurdle is to get them to decide in the first place. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Minneapolis." ))

[Budget]


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


The budget battle goes on--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The House is staying in Washington for a few more days to continue its struggle with the White House.
Meanwhile, the Senate has recessed until after the elections.
That will assure that some spending bills won't be ratified until mid- November.
It also assures a lame- duck session after next week's vote.
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[11Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Supporters of a sales tax increase for Lynchburg are keeping the pressure on voters to support the measure at the polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


The money would help pay for about one hundred million dollars in school repairs.
Proponents say the tax referendum will have to pass by a large margin next week to have any chance of success in Richmond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:45:57]
[IN Q=We need to]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS PROPOSAL AND KNOW THAT IT'S WELL- DEVELOPED, WELL THOUGHT OUT AND THAT IT'S NOT OVERLY BURDENSOME TO TAXPAYERS. BY HAVING A 26 MILLION DOLLAR REAL ESTATE TAX CUT ASSOCIATED WITH IT, I THINK WE CAN MAKE A VERY STRONG CASE.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=very strong case.]
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[VO-NAT]


Next week's vote only petitions the General Assembly to change Lynchburg's charter to allow a sales tax increase.


Another referendum on the tax itself would have to be held next spring.
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[11Campbell-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Campbell County authorities have charged a 15- year- old girl with sending a threatening e-mail to a classmate at Brookville High School.
Investigators say the message involved the use of a gun, but no weapon was found and they don't believe the teen intended to carry out the threat.
Sending threats via electronic communication is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.


[11Pyramid-Scheme]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC26:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pittsylvania County is also investigating a pyramid scheme.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Tuesday, Danville's Police Chief announced that 52 people had been indicted by a grand jury for their alleged participation in a "pyramid scheme".
By investing two- thousand dollars-- participants were expected to get rich by convincing more people to get involved.
Unlike Danville-- Pittsylvania County officials say they won't seek indictments.
They plan to pursue warrants in general district court.
Both jurisdictions have been investigating for months.
(///SOT////)
[sot 02:06:57]
[in q=There's been]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THERE'S BEEN SOME CRITICISM OF THE LENGTH OF TIME WE TOOK BUT I THOUGHT WE DID IT IN A VERY REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME CONSIDERING THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE WE HAD TO TALK WITH. ))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; ]
[run=11]
[out q=talk with.]
(------------)


Three Danville police officers were among those charged by the grand jury with a misdemeanor.
Morris says he does NOT expect them to lose their jobs.
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[11Blood-Services]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC12:06]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Supply]

Virginia Blood Services closed its Roanoke Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For two years the company was the supplemental supplier for Carilion Health System.
But V-B-S decided unless Carilion chose it as its main supplier -- it would not sign another contract -- and would close shop.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT cameron interview, :49]
[IN Q=We choose not to renew]

((LAURA CAMERON/VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES: WE CHOSE NOT TO RENEW IT BECAUSE WE CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON OUR FULL SERVICE HOSPITALS AND WE HAVE SOME OTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP))
[SUPER=01-Laura Cameron/Virginia Blood Services]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=opportunities coming up.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Carilion says it chose the American Red Cross as its primary supplier because of its long history in the region and the ability to go into other regions in an emergency situation and bring blood to this area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:55:53,blood supply tape]
[IN Q=Virginia Blood Services]

((ERIC EARNHART: VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES PROVIDED ABOUT 5 PERCENT OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS THAT OUR PATIENTS REQUIRED AND RED CROSS HAS ASSURED US THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO COVER THAT AMOUNT))
[SUPER=01-Eric Earnhart/Carilion Spokesperson]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=cover that amount.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Virginia Blood Services says if asked it will provide blood to the area on an informal basis.
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[Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=fata accident]



An early morning crash has left one person dead and another with multiple injuries. Police say a pursuit began after an officer noticed expired tags on a car at a roanoke hotel. The car took off down 581 and turned onto Hershburger road. The driver then sped onto Melrose Avenue and hit a concrete median, sending the vehicle airborne. The vehicle then collided with a police car. The officer hit is said to have non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car and the passenger have not been identified. [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]


It took firefighters about 45 minutes last night to extinguish a blaze at Yokohama Tire in Salem.
Some mechanical equipment sparked the fire in the dust collection system just after six.
Production was not affected.

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

Pittsylvania County authorities are looking for two men who robbed a bank at gunpoint.
The suspects entered the Chatham branch of the American National Bank and Trust around two yesterday afternoon. Authorities say the pair made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Law enforcement and transportation officials attended a public forum last night to discuss saftey on Interstate 81. The panelists agreed on several short term solutions which include efforts under way by VDOT to add guard rails on the interstate and to extend accel-decel lanes near exits. They say more visible police patrols are needed as well.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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