[Election-2000]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
They're still busy counting votes in Florida.
The latest figures show Al Gore cutting George W- Bush's lead in half.
Drew Levinson joins us now from Nashville, where Gore awaits the final tally.
[LIVE=Drew Levinson/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Nashville, TN;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Ft. Myers, FL;]
[SUPER=701-David Leahy/Election Supervisor;]
[SUPER=703-West Palm Beach, FL;]
[SUPER=701-Debra Mosh Geller/Democratic Party;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

(( Ft. Myers, Florida In counties all across the Sunshine State today, election officials resume the tedious task of recounting ballots. In some places-- including Miami/Dade, the results are already in.

SOT: David Leahy/ Election Supervisor, Miami-Dade Co.


Locator: West Palm Beach, FL
(nats protestors)

But some voters are demanding more than just a recount, they want a revote. Three Palm Beach County residents filed suit claiming many Gore supporters may have cast their vote for the wrong candidate. They blame a poorly designed ballot.

SOT: DR. DEBRA MOSH GELLER/MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

" In that situation they inaccurately cast a vote for Pat Buchanan. Many, many, many thousands of votes were lost, we need those votes back."
Until all the votes are recounted, Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore are in political limbo.

SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate



SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate


Vote recounts are not all that uncommon. And according to most political analysts, its rare that a recount changes the outcome of the race..a trend that does not bode well for the Vice ))
[LIVE=Drew Levinson/FULL]
[SUPER=705-Nashville, TN;]






[11Electors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:40:38]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


With the nation's attention focused on the electoral college, many people are learning more about the people who REALLY vote for the president.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Lynchburg]


Edie Light is a Republican presidential elector from Lynchburg.
Because George W. Bush won her congressional district and the entire state, Light will cast her ballot for Bush when the electoral college meets next month.
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[SOT 13:52:07]
[IN Q=If we went]

((EDIE LIGHT/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR: IF WE WENT STRICTLY TO A POPULAR VOTE, THE LARGE CITIES WOULD BE THE ONES WHO ELECT THE PRESIDENT ALL THE TIME. AND YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THE RURAL AREAS AND THE SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS, THEY WOULD NEVER EVEN SEE A CANDIDATE, THERE WOULD BE NO REASON FOR THEM TO GO THERE.))
[SUPER=701-Edie Light/Republican Pres. Elector]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=to go there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Light says it's possible if Bush wins Florida, some of his electors there could feel pressure to switch their vote to Al Gore based on the popular vote.
But experts say it's unlikely any presidential elector would cross over.
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[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:33:35]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Virginia's new Senator- elect is defending the electoral college system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Richmond;]


And that's NOT just because the presidential candidate the body seems to be favoring is a fellow Republican.
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[SOT tape two 13:52:42]
[IN Q=If you had]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATOR-ELECT: IF YOU HAD A POPULAR VOTE, THAN I THINK THAT ALL THE ADVERTISING WOULD BE IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, MAYBE HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES, AND THEY'D BE IGNORING SOME OF THE OTHER STATES. SO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE APPROACH IS ONE THAT IS NOT PERFECT, BUT IT IS THE WAY THAT THE FOUNDERS ENVISIONED IT. WE ARE STATES. AND I THINK... PEOPLE IN SMALLER AREAS OR RURAL AREAS ARE NOT IGNORED.))
[SUPER=701-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senator-Elect; ]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=are not ignored.]
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[VO-NAT]


George Allen met with reporters yesterday afternoon at the State Capitol.
He pledged he'll never vote for a tax increase.
He says -- after brainstorming with John Warner -- he'd like a seat on the Commerce Committee, and on the Defense Subcommittee of Appropriations.
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[11Police-Substation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC09:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The police department now has an office in Northeast Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The department dedicated the office on Williamson Road yesterday.
Three detectives, as well as Crime prevention, DARE and school resource officers, will move into the Northeast Office.
It will be fully staffed from eight to five Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The tug- of- war between the two Presidential candidates is having an effect on Wall Street.
Renay San Miguel has more on that in today's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Renay San Miguel for CBS News.]
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Now here's an early look at the stock market.

(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:30:00]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]


Residents of Greenbrier County, West Virginia said no to casino gambling. But the president of the Greenbrier resort is not giving up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-White Sulphur Spr.;]

Ted (Klise-ner) Kleisner wants to build a casino in a former government bunker at the resort. He says 58-percent of voters opposed the idea Tuesday, partly because they're misinformed.
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[SOT 15:45:36]
[IN Q=The ridiculous]

((TED KLEISNER/GREENBRIER PRES.: THE RIDICULOUS IDEA THAT HAVING TEN PERCENT MORE OCCUPANTS IN THE GREENBRIER AND A NEW AMENITY WILL INCREASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS, THAT INDIAN TRIBES WILL COME TO WEST VIRGINIA TO SET UP CASINOS.))
[SUPER=701-Ted Kleisner/Greenbrier President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=set up casinos]
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[VO-NAT]


The casino at the Greenbrier would have created 75 new jobs and converted 300 more to full time.
Still some were happy to see the proposal fail.
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[SOT 17:18:33]
[IN Q=It's not]

((SCOTT BUELL/LOCAL PASTOR: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE GREENBRIER. IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GREENBRIER. THE GREENBRIER IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK. IT'S ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF GAMBLING AND THAT DOESN'T FIT WITH WHAT WE WANT TO DO HERE IN GREENBRIER COUNTY.))
[SUPER=701-Scott Buell/Pastor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=GREENBRIER COUNTY]
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[VO-NAT]

Still -- the Greenbrier president has already started a casino campaign for the 2004 election.
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[11Sands]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:22:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County woman convicted of the 1998 murder of her husband will get a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 1998;]


A jury convicted Victoria Shelton Sands of first-degree murder and weapon charges.
But yesterday, the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed the conviction--
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

ruling that the jury should have been instructed on Sands' right of self-defense.
Testimony indicated Thomas Sands became violently abusive two years after the couple was married.

[11Bramblett]


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


Earl Bramblett's execution is scheduled for next week.
But his lawyers have filed a legal petition in federal court that will likely block his execution.
A Roanoke County jury sentenced Bramblett to die three years ago for the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton in 1994.
The Habeas Corpus petition filed yesterday starts the FEDERAL review of the case.

[Mideast-Peace]


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


More efforts to salvage the Mideast peace process--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;]


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrived in Washington, D-C early this morning to meet with President Clinton.
The two leaders will discuss resuming peace talks with Israel after more than six weeks of violence in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is scheduled to visit the U-S on Sunday, but has said he will NOT try to re- start negotiations.
Arafat wants the United Nations to set up an international protective force to shield Palestinians from Israeli soldiers and police.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, exercise can protect your heart in the long run.

Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK DRAMATICALLY INCREASE WHEN YOU VIGOROUSLY EXERT YOURSELF.

VT=VO

((vo)) BUT LONG TERM EXERCISE PROVIDES SO MUCH PROTECTION AGAINST HEART DISEASE THAT THE RISK IS MORE THAN WORTH IT.
THAT'S THE FINDING OF NEW RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.
A TWELVE YEAR STUDY OF NEARLY 22 THOUSAND MALE PHYSICIANS FOUND THEIR RISK OF DEATH DURING A WORK-OUT WAS ONE IN ONE AND A HALF MILLION.

VT=VO

((vo)) POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER MAY WANT TO ASK THEIR DOCTOR ABOUT THE DRUG FEMARA.
NEW RESEARCH SAYS IT'S SIGNIFIICANTLY MORE EFFECTIVE THAN TAMOXIFEN...THE CURRENT GOLD STANDARD TREATMENT.
THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHOSE BREAST CANCER HAD NOT PROGRESSED AFTER A YEAR OF TAKING FEMARA WAS NEARLY FIFTY PERCENT GREATER THAN WOMEN ON TAMOXIFEN.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND FINALLY, AN ANTI-BIOTIC..LAST USED IN THE 19-70'S, MAY ONE DAY BE USED TO TREAT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
WHEN CLIO-QUIN-O-LINE WAS GIVEN TO MICE GENETICALLY DESIGNED TO MIMIC THE EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE.... PROTEIN DEPOSITS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER'S....WERE REDUCED AND IN SOME CASES ELIMINATED.
THE DRUG IS NOW BEING TESTED ON 50 ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT,CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


New figures from Florida's recount of Presidential votes shows Al Gore cutting into George W- Bush's lead.
Bush now leads in Florida by fewer than 950 votes.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The changing tides on Election Night have many people questioning the validity of exit polls in calling political races.
We'll hear what a Virginia Tech political scientist has to say about them.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Roanoke property owners put their two cents in about a study into the proposed biomedical center. The facility could bring high-tech jobs to the area, but some existing businesses would have to move.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, November 9th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Election-2000]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The fate of the nation lies in the hands of Florida voters--
The recount continues this morning in the too-close-to-call Presidential race.
There are some changes to report.
The latest figures show Vice President Al Gore has picked up 843 votes, cutting George W- Bush's lead in half.
Bush now leads by just 941 votes.
Election officials expect the recount to be completed later today.
Right now, let's check in with Drew Levinson, who has the latest from Nashville.
[LIVE=Drew Levinson/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Nashville, TN;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Ft. Myers, FL;]
[SUPER=701-David Leahy/Election Supervisor;]
[SUPER=703-West Palm Beach, FL;]
[SUPER=701-Debra Mosh Geller/Democratic Party;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

(( Ft. Myers, Florida In counties all across the Sunshine State today, election officials resume the tedious task of recounting ballots. In some places-- including Miami/Dade, the results are already in.

SOT: David Leahy/ Election Supervisor, Miami-Dade Co.


Locator: West Palm Beach, FL
(nats protesters)

But some voters are demanding more than just a recount, they want a revote. Three Palm Beach County residents filed suit claiming many Gore supporters may have cast their vote for the wrong candidate. They blame a poorly designed ballot.

SOT: DR. DEBRA MOSH GELLER/MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

" In that situation they inaccurately cast a vote for Pat Buchanan. Many, many, many thousands of votes were lost, we need those votes back."
Until all the votes are recounted, Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore are in political limbo.

SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate



SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate


Vote recounts are not all that uncommon. And according to most political analysts, its rare that a recount changes the outcome of the race..a trend that does not bode well for the Vice ))
[LIVE=Drew Levinson/FULL]
[SUPER=705-Nashville, TN;]






[11Exit-Polls]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC36:26]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Watching the presidential results unfold on election night may have felt like a roller coaster ride.
The TV networks named a victor in Florida AND a new president.
BOTH calls proved to be premature.
Those backflips have raised some questions about the validity of exit polls in calling political races.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech Political Scientist Charles Walcott says that in the race to call elections first, botched calls are inevitable ... but fairly harmless.
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[SOT 11:28 - 11:40]
[IN Q=It's an occupational hazard]

((CHARLES WALCOTT/VT POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR: IT'S AN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD OF COVERING ELECTIONS. IF YOU WANT TO PROVIDE PEOPLE THE ENTERTAINMENT OF TELLING PEOPLE WHO WON BEFORE THEY'RE GOING TO BED, THEN YOU TAKE THOSE RISKS.))
[SUPER=701-Charles Walcott/Political Science Professor;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=take those risks.]
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[VO-NAT]


Walcott says the errors may shame the media into reconsidering their reliance on future exit polls.
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[11Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC57:16]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Virginia Democrats are looking to the future. They may have lost their only statewide office, but party leaders say Chuck Robb's defeat does not represent a setback for their statewide hopes in 2001.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-McLean/Tuesday Night]


Tuesday night's loss was a bitter pill for Robb, his family, and the supporters who have backed him during more than two decades in public life.
But leading Democrats say this year's disappointment will not deter their effort to reclaim the governor's office next year.
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[SOT 01:27:23]
[IN Q=It leaves me fired up]

((MARK WARNER: IT LEAVES ME FIRED UP AND READY TO GO. MY CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW AND WE'RE GOING TO LAY OUT A VISION FOR VIRGINIA. AND I'LL BE ANXIOUS TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION WITH YOU AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.))

[SUPER=701-Mark Warner/Candidate for Governor]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=over the next 12 months.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Mark Warner is expected to win the Democratic nomination for Governor next year... and party leaders are promising a strong statewide ticket.

[11Biomedical-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A study into a proposed biomedical center in Roanoke is getting some input from property owners who might be affected by it .. The "Riverside Center for Research and Technology" could bring high-tech jobs to the Valley. But it could also mean existing businesses would have to pack up and move. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The project...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Baker/Housing Authority; :15]
[SUPER=01-Gene Minter/Property Owner; :35]
[SUPER=01-Brad Allen/Property Owner; :52]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=mce, News7, Roanoke]

((The project site covers approximately 76 acres along Jefferson Street and Reserve Avenue .. and is expected to draw high-tech healthcare-related industries to the Valley - including the Carilion Biomedical Institute.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now .. ]

((JOHN BAKER/RRHA: RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST CONDUCTING A STUDY AND AT THE END OF THE STUDY WE'LL HAVE A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WILL INCLUDE LAND USES AND CONDITIONS THAT DEVELOPERS WILL NEED TO MEET DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=in the area.]


Roughly 3 dozen property owners could be affected .. Existing businesses that don't meet the site's redevelopment plan would be relocated.

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[SOT @ 27:33 - 27:44]
[IN Q=The thing...]

((GENE MINTER/TATE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS: THE THING THAT UPSETS ME IS WE'LL HAVE TO MOVE, BUT I THINK OVERALL THE PROJECT IS A GREAT PROJECT FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT WILL BE IMMENSLY SUCCESSFUL.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=intensly successful]


According to the law of eminent domain, property owners would be paid the fair market value for their land ..

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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think if .. ]

((BRAD ALLEN/PROPERTY OWNER: I THINK THAT IF WE CAN KINDA TIE NOT ONLY THE LAW AND HOW IT WORKS NOW, BUT ALSO GET CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE AND SEE HOW WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER WORK THROUGH THE OVERALL GOALS OF THE CITY AND SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=do that together.]


The project has a 15-year development timeline .. But if it gets the go-ahead, the initial site could be cleared within a year.
MEREDYTH CENSULLO/NEWS 7: THE STUDY IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE YEAR .. PUBLIC HEARINGS ABOUT THE PLAN COULD BEGIN IN JANUARY. MEREDYTH CENSULLO, NEWS7, ROANOKE.))

[11Potomac-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-43]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke's newest airline has graduated its first class of new flight attendants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Potomac Air is a subsidiary of US Airways. 13 women make up the inaugural class of flight attendants. Most of them are from the Roanoke area. They had to undergo an extensive three- and- a- half week training process to "earn their wings."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Very supportive...]

((SUSAN LEWIS/POTOMAC FLIGHT ATTENDANT: VERY SUPPORTIVE, WONDERFUL CLASS. I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MYSELF, I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT SAFETY, ABOUT GETTING PEOPLE FROM POINT A TO POINT B WITH A SMILE AND GREAT SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Lewis/New Flight Attendant]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=great service.]
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[VO-NAT]

A total of 34 people have been hired by Potomac Air so far. The company's new employees will experience their first test run on November 27th .. less than a week before Potomac Air hopes to have full certification from the federal government.
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[11Hazmat-class]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC05:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What happens when hazardous waste is mishandled?
Yesterday, a dozen federal environmental officials got together in Roanoke to find out.
The seminar was sponsored by the city of Roanoke.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the penance city officials agreed to pay to resolve criminal charges stemming from the burial of barrels full of road paint and asphalt at the Public Works Service Center.
Former City Manager Bob Herbert advised local government officials from other localities how to avoid the mistakes Roanoke workers made in the 1970's and 80's.
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[SOT 15:47:30]
[IN Q=It's worth]

((BOB HERBERT/FORMER ROANOKE CITY MGR; IT'S WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY AND THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE TOP OF THE ORGANIZATION TO PUT SUCH A POLICY IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Herbert/Former Roanoke City Manager;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=in place.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Two dozen government officials learned about the financial and legal consequences of mishandling hazardous waste.
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[11Spiers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=500-3 TC2:03:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Radford's City Attorney has passed away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/1998;]


John "Bunny" Spiers (Spy-ers) was 74 years old.
He wrecked while riding his motorcycle in Carroll County nearly two weeks ago.
Spiers passed away Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital.
His funeral will be held Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Radford.
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[11Blacksburg-Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:03:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Students at Blacksburg Middle School will no longer be known as the Braves. The school's faculty made the decision to retire the mascot this week.
Critics called the Native American mascot an offensive stereotype.
The Blacksburg High School Indians are now the area's only Native American mascot.
[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]

The president of the Greenbrier resort is not giving up on casino gambling, even though 58 percent of voters opposed the idea Tuesday. Ted (Klise-ner) Kleisner wants to build a casino in a former government bunker at the resort. (Klise-ner) Kleisner has already started a casino campaign for the 2004 election.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The Roanoke Police department dedicated an office on Williamson Road yesterday.
Three detectives, as well as Crime prevention, DARE and school resource officers, will move into the Northeast Office.
It will be fully staffed from eight to five Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke's newest airline, Potomac Air, has graduated its first class of new flight attendants. 13 women make up the inaugural class. A total of 34 people have been hired by Potomac Air so far. Potomac Air is a subsidiary of US Airways.

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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=Ladies and gentlemen]
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 6 tonight.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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