[Attack-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is on his way to the Middle East for military talks with leaders of several countries, including Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, the Taliban still maintains a strong foothold in Pakistan.
Jennifer Miller reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=141-Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman/Pakistani Teacher;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]

(( President Bush continues to lead by example -- encouraging Americans to get on with their lives. Dining out with the first Lady last night, the President said that the time for talking with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan has passed.

SOT: President George W. Bush

"There are no negotiations about what I said. I said what I mean."
But that's just what the Taliban has repeatedly called for in recent days. It wants, and is not likely to get, direct talks -and- hard evidence linking Osama Bin Laden to the attacks on America.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld -meanwhile- may be paving the way for the first wave of military retaliation. He is on a four nation tour of the Middle East and central Asia-- where the U.S. hopes to base some of its forces.

SOT: Sec. Of Def. Donald Rumsfeld

"There are a lot of things others can do, but there are some things the Sec. Of Defense has to do."

(Nats)


In Pakistan... already part of the alliance... some remain divided in their support for both their government and the US. The Taliban remains strong here, both religiously and politically.

SOT: Pakistani Teacher/ Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman

"We think that America will find here a very tough resistance."
Back in the United States, the airlines have gotten the go ahead to begin fortifying the cockpits on the nations fleet of commercial jet liners. The first devices have been designed as a temporary measure while the FAA investigates ways to improve cockpit security for the long term.
J. Miller Close
))

[Thurmond]


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


Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina spent the night in the hospital after collapsing in the Senate chamber yesterday morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


His spokeswoman says doctors believe Thurmond probably was suffering from dehydration.
The 98- year-old lawmaker reported feeling weak to colleagues, and then slumped over at his desk as the Senate met to discuss the Defense Department's Authorization Bill.
The Senate chamber was briefly cleared after the incident.
Thurmond is the nation's oldest and longest serving Senator.
(------------)


[Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The candidates for Virginia Governor will debate for an hour tonight on statewide T-V.
The face-off between Republican Mark Earley and Democrat Mark Warner will be broadcast from the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond.
The issue of taxes is expected to come up in the debate.
The gubernatorial campaign's final public showdown between the two candidates is scheduled for Sunday night, right

here at our W-D-B-J studios.[11Liberty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:06:29]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police continue their search for the gunman who killed a Roanoke teenager.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


18-year old Maurice Grogan was shot in the head outside of the Foodway Market on Liberty Road yesterday.
Friends and family gathered there as news of the shooting spread through the neighborhood.
His death left them asking why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:51:37]
[IN Q=He was a friend of everybody]

((HE WAS A FRIEND OF EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY LOVED HIM. EVERYBODY.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=everybody loved him. Everybody.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the moments after the shooting, customers saw a man run from the area, jump into a car, and drive away.
Police have not made an arrest.
(------------)



[2-6-Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC28:28]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

The man wanted for a Blacksburg bank robbery is in custody.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

42- year old Richard Donald Hawes of New Castle is in the Roanoke City jail - facing bank robbery charges. BLACKSBURG Police say he held up the Virginia Tech Credit Union on South Main Street around three yesterday. Last night, ROANOKE officers found Hawes at the Roadway Inn on Orange Avenue. Officials say a substantial amount of cash was recovered.
Yesterday's robbery was the second at the Credit Union in a week.
(------------)



[11United-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-38]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Airport]


In business news this morning, Starting November 1st, you won't be able to fly non- stop from Lynchburg to Washington D.C.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


United Express says it's discontinuing its five daily flights from the Hill City to Dulles airport, a total of 190 passenger seats.
That's more than 40 percent of the Lynchburg airport's business, but officials hope the region can rebound quickly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:10:42]
[IN Q=Once there is]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: ONCE THERE IS SOME STABILITY RETURNED TO THE SYSTEM AND WE START TO SEE A REBUILDING OF TRAFFIC, THEN I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A GRADUAL RE-INTRODUCTION OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE BECAUSE THIS IS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. IT JUST APPEARS THAT THE SMALL AIRPORTS ARE GETTING HIT EVEN HARDER AND I CERTAINLY HOPE THIS IS THE END OF FURTHER CUTS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=end of further cuts.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Courtney says the recent federal airline relief bill is supposed to prevent air carriers from cutting existing service to smaller airports.
He's checking to see whether United violated that agreement.
(------------)



[UPS]


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


No more mystery packages for United Parcel Service--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The company says it'll now open and inspect every package it receives over the counter.
Customers are greeted with signs, indicating the change in policy.
Independent services that use U-P-S are also asked to search their packages.
While experts in the shipping industry say that many of the new security procedures are permanent, U-P-S won't comment on how long their new procedures will last.
(------------)


[5-Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-09 TC-1:12:30]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


The head of a Roanoke County company says six major brokerage firms are trying to take over his company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


Bob Kopstein of Optical Cable Corporation says Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, U-B-S Paine Webber, The Bear Stearns Companies, A.G. Edwards and Scott and Stringfellow are selling huge blocks of his company's stock in order to devalue it.
A spokesman for Paine Webber says the notion that the firms are conspiring is totally false.
Kopstein obtained a temporary injunction that will block the firms from selling any more stock until next Wednesday.
Optical Cable Corporation is traded on the NASDAQ, and has lost 90 percent of its value in the last year.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, Airlines are cutting fares in an effort to lure business travelers back to the skies.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in Washington]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS WEDNESDAY THE 3RD OF OCTOBER HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES HAS JOINED UNITED AND OTHERS IN OFFERING DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 50 PERCENT ON AIR FARES FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS IN AN EFFORT TO BOOST TRAFFIC .
(TAKE VO)
AMERICAN AIRLINES IS DOUBLING ITS FREQUENT FLIER MILES TO ATTRACT PASSENGERS.
AND HOW'S THIS FOR A PLAN? DELTA IS GIVING AWAY 10-THOUSAND FREE TICKETS TO NEW YORK .
THEY'LL BE GIVEN OUT ON RADIO PROGRAMS.. DELTA'S WEB SITE AND TO ITS FREQUENT FLIERS.
ANOTHER 1-THOUSAND FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE NEW YORK SHUTTLE FROM WASHINGTON AND BOSTON.
----------------------


UNITED PARCEL SERVICE HAS INCREASED ITS SECURITY... INSPECTING EVERY PACKAGE THE COMPANY RECEIVES OVER THE COUNTER.
U-P-S HAS SIGNS WARNING THAT ALL PACKAGES WILL BE OPENED AND SEARCHED.
U-P-S WON'T SAY HOW LONG THEY'LL MAINTAIN THEIR HIGHER SECURITY MEASURES.
------------------------


ON WALL STREET.. AFTER THE FED'S EXPECTED INTEREST RATE CUT.. TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY..STOCKS INITIALLY TOOK A TUMBLE BEFORE RECOVERING .
THE PRIME NOW DOWN TO 5 1-2%.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO A DOWNER FOR STOCKS ON PROFIT TAKING FROM THE LIKES OF TOYOTA.
-----------------------


WAL-MART ANNOUNCING PLANS TO ADD 50 NEW STORES, 180 NEW SUPERSTORES WITH THE GROCERY INSIDE, ANOTHER 50 OF THEIR SAM'S CLUB WAREHOUSE OUTLETS, AND 120 NEW 'INTERNATIONAL' STORES.
-------------------------


AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One man is dead after a dump truck... backed over him at a Franklin County road construction site.
It happened on (Boo-ee) Bowie Road -- just off Route 220.
State police say a crew was paving the private road.
54-year-old Henry Rodney Cundiff told police he was backing the dump truck up and accidentally struck 67-year-old John William Meeks.
Meeks died at the scene.

[11Biker-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:36:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Moneta woman killed in a motorcycle accident last week was laid to rest yesterday. She is remembered as a bubbly person with a sweet personality.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

Members of the Roanoke Valley "Harley Owners Group" yesterday filed into a funeral home in Vinton to pay final respects to Carol Elizabeth Minton.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Friday Night;]

The 37-year old was riding her Harley in Bedford County Friday evening when she was struck by a car going the wrong way. She died of her injuries Saturday morning. Fellow Harley riders were stunned.
(///// SOT at :19 /////)
[SOT 22:56:20-22:56:32]
[IN Q=It's kind of hard to lose a member.]

((BARTON REYNOLDS/ROANOKE VALLEY HARLEY OWNERS GROUP: IT'S KIND OF HARD TO LOSE A MEMBER. AS FAR AS I KNOW THIS IS PROBABLY THE FIRST MEMBER WE'VE EVER LOST TO AN ACCIDENT. THERE'S BEEN OTHER MEMBERS THAT HAVE PASSED FROM OTHER REASONS BUT NEVER TO A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Barton Reynolds/Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=never to a tragedy like this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Following the funeral the Harley group planned to escort Minton's body as far as Radford.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Meantime, 39-year old Viki Lynn Arrington of Goode is being held on a second degree murder charge in Minton's death. Police had originally charged Arrington with driving under the influence for the third time.

[11HCMF]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:08:23]
[SS=Legal Scales]

The chairman of H-C-M-F has pleaded guilty to health care fraud.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The corporation will have to pay 1-point-7 million dollars back to the government. Corporate chairman William Cranwell and his partners are personally liable for the restitution. During the 1990's H-C-M-F expanded beyond the operation of 18 nursing homes into restaurant, construction and real estate management... all while billing Medicaid and Medicare.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:18:50]
[IN Q=The government was paying ]

((KAREN PETERS/PROSECUTOR; THE GOVERNMENT WAS PAYING THOSE MANAGERS TO MANAGE RESTAURANTS, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Peters/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=commercial and residential real estate.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Nonetheless, the government says, those salaries were submitted to Medicaid and Medicare for re-imbursement.
(------------)



[Daily-Dose]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, being exposed to second hand smoke can mean higher risks of heart disease and lung cancer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


But eating a healthy diet can help fight some of those risks.
The best way is to eat foods rich in antioxidents. These compounds can help fight cancerous radicals from second hand smoke. A new study, in the Environmental Health Prespectives says that a smoker's risk of heart and lung disease are too high to be helped by a healthy diet. But exposed non-smokers can cut their risks by eating anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables like spinich and broccoli.

(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to weather)


[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up on News 7--
The U-S's defense secretary may be paving the way for the first wave of military retaliation.
Donald Rumsfeld is on a four- nation tour of the Middle East and central Asia.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And the two candidates for Governor in Virginia square off tonight in televised debate.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Join us for all that and more...on News 7 Mornin.

[6-Warner-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC14:28]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The battle for governor of Virginia featured a high-level defection yesterday.
It also saw another skirmish in the ongoing air war over the tax nobody says they'll raise.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Paul Galanti spent seven years ]
[SUPER=403-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=401-Paul Galanti/Former P. O. W.; :16]
[SUPER=401-Chris LaCivita/Earley Advisor; :54 ]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; 1:13]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:42 ]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Paul Galanti spent seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, with his Navy buddy John McCain.
He ran McCain's Republican presidential campaign in Virginia last year.
Now, he's endorsing a Democrat -- Mark Warner.
[sot tape 13:29:31 ]

((PAUL GALANTI/FORMER P.O.W.: I AM A REPUBLICAN. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER STOOD UP HERE LIKE THIS. BUT I MET, I'VE FOLLOWED MARK'S CAREER. I'M INTO HIGH TECH MYSELF. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE HAD TO GO THROUGH SETTING THAT COMPANY UP. HE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO DO IT SUCCESSFULLY. AND FRANKLY, AFTER A YEAR OF RUNNING JOHN MCCAIN'S CAMPAIGN, AND WORKING WITH JOHN, I'VE HAD IT UP TO ABOUT HERE WITH THE RUN OF THE MILL POLITICIAN. I THINK WE NEED A WHOLE LOT MORE LIKE MARK WARNER, PROVEN, SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO CAN GET OUT FRONT AND DO SOMETHING.))
[runs= :32 ]


Republican Mark Earley's top advisor, a Purple Heart recipient himself, was clearly disappointed by Galanti.
[sot tape 13:36:45 ]

((CHRIS LACIVITA/EARLEY ADVISOR: LOVE THAT MAN, LOVE HIM. HE'S A GOOD MAN. Does it hurt to have him endorse Warner? WELL, I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED.))
[runs= 09 ]


But the Earley camp is trying to stay on the message its promised for five more weeks: Mark Warner is counting revenue in his road plan from a northern Virginia sales tax increase that voters could choose.
Warner is incensed.
[sot tape 13:34:14 ]

((MARK WARNER: TO RUN AS HE IS RIGHT NOW ADS FOR EXAMPLE IN ROANOKE THAT SOMEWHOW ARE IMPLYING THAT THIS WOULD, IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, PEOPLE'S TAX BILLS IN ROANOKE IS JUST PLAIN INACCURATE.))
[runs= 19 ]



[sot tape 13:38:58 ]

((CHRIS LACIVITA/EARLEY ADVISOR: THAT'S INCORRECT ACTUALLY, BECAUSE IN THE ACTUAL PLAN IT REFERS TO REFERENDUMS IN THE PLURAL.))
[runs= 08 ]


So Republicans say Norfolk, or even Roanoke, could face referenda approved by their state lawmakers to let them decide if they want a sales tax increase to pay for their own roads.
This won't be the end of the road for the tax debate.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[6-Kaine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:54:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


C-SPAN does it Washington.
Why NOT put Virginia's General Assembly on T-V everywhere in the state?
(------------)
[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


The Democrat running for lieutenant governor says it could cost between 400 and 800 thousand dollars.
He scoffs at the argument that it will prompt politicians to waste time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I have a great faith]
[sot tape 10:18:22 ]

((TIM KAINE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: I HAVE A GREAT FAITH IN THE ABILITY OF THE PUBLIC TO DECIDE WHO'S A BLOWHARD, WHO'S DOING SOMETHING THAT'S GRANDSTANDING, WHO'S DOING THAT MAKES NO SENSE OR DOESN'T SPEAK TO A PRIORITY THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO VOTERS.))
[sot tape :38 ]

((JAY KATZEN/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: WELL, I ASSUME THAT HE KNOWS WHERE THAT MONEY IS COMING FROM. RIGHT NOW, QUITE FRANKLY, I WOULD PUT THAT PRIORITY AS BEING LOWER DOWN THAN SECURITY, EDUCATION, TEACHERS' SALARIES, AND TRANSPORTATION, AND MENTAL ILLNESS.))
[SUPER=401-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :00]
[SUPER=401-Del. Jay Katzen/(R) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :13 ]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=transportation, and mental illness.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :06]


General Assembly T-V would need General Assembly approval before it comes to your set.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, the Fed cut interest rates yesterday.

Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((THE FED DELIVERED THE NINTH INTEREST RATE CUT OF THE YEAR, BRINGING SHORT TERM INTEREST RATES TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1962. THE HALF POINT CUT WAS LARGELY EXPECTED.. BUT STOCKS STILL MANAGED A LATE DAY RALLY.

(GRAPHIC)

THE DOW SHOT UP 113 POINTS IN A LATE DAY RALLY.

(GRAPHIC)

THE NASDAQ CLIMBED NEARLY 12 POINTS.

(GRAPHIC)

FORD AND GM SAID SALES IN SEPTEMBER WERE NOT AS BAD AS EXPECTED THANKS TO ZERO FINANCING. DAIMLERCHRSYLER SAW SALES TANK 28 PERCENT. BUT FORD SAID SALES OUTSIDE OF THE NEW YORK AREA, WERE RUNNING AHEAD OF LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE.

(ON CAM)

BUT FORD STILL SOUNDED A PROFIT WARNING FOR THE QTR AND THE FULL YEAR... IT BLAMES HIGHER MARKETING COSTS AND A SLUMP IN ITS HERTZ RENTAL CAR BUSINESS.

(GRAPHIC)

US AIR JUMPED ON NEWS REAGAN INTERNATIONALAIRPORT WILL REOPEN US AIR DOES 20 PERCENT OF ITS BUSINESS THRU THE WASHINGTON HUB.
BOEING SIGNED A 1.6BLN DOLLAR CONTRACT TO SELL 30 PLANES TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT..
AND EVEN IN THE SLOW ECONOMY, WALMART PLANS TO OPEN, MOVE OR ENLARGE AS MANY AS 440 STORES NEXT YEAR.

(ON CAM)

KEEP YOUR EYE ON NORTEL AFTER THE BELL THE COMPANY WARNED OF A 3QTR LOSS AND LOWER REVENUE.
MARKETWATCHERS SAY THE STOCK MARKET IS CAPPED UNTIL EARNINGS START TO IMPROVE AND OUR MILITARY POSITION BECOMES CLEAR. NONE OF THOSE THINGS IS CLOSE TO BEING RESOLVED YET.

(GRAPHIC)


TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ I'M A-C IN NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-47]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A home in Roanoke suffered thousands of dollars in damage last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Clarence and Barbara White were not at home when their house caught fire around five thirty. But one of their sons told authorities he heard an explosion just before the carport and a storage area caught fire. Officials were looking into whether a gas or water heater may have malfunctioned. Fire officials estimate damage to the Leon Street home at 30- thousand dollars.
(------------)


[11Ax-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-31]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Charges may be filed against a motorist involved in a traffic accident in downtown Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15.5 ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Police say the driver of this Lincoln Navigator may have ran a red light causing the crash. The Navigator ended up on its top after it was struck by a Ford pick-up. The accident happened around five- 45 yesterday evening at Luck and Third Streets. Authorities say no one was seriously injured.
(------------)


[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, a new study takes a look at the use of weekly steroid shots to pregnant woman.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


(( GIVING WEEKLY STEROID SHOTS TO PREGNANT WOMEN TO PREVENT THE COMPLICATIONS OF PREMATURE BIRTH IS A MEASURE THAT MAY BACKFIRE.
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FINDS USING THE STEROIDS ON A REGULAR BASIS OFFERS NO BENEFIT AND IN SOME CASES MAY ACTUALLY LEAD TO BRAIN DAMAGE IN NEWBORNS.
HOWEVER A SINGLE COURSE OF STEROIDS IN THE WEEK BEFORE A PREMATURE BIRTH MAY HELP A PREEMIE'S LUNGS TO MATURE WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS- BUT RESEARCHERS STRESS THAT SINGLE COURSE OF TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE REPEATED.

ALSO IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION- A STUDY THAT SHOWS TEEN DRIVERS HAVE FEWER ACCIDENTS IF THEY ARE NOT GIVEN A FULL UNRESTRICTED LICENSE WHEN THEY REACH DRIVING AGE. INSTEAD- A GRADUATED LICENSING PROGRAM - WHICH GRADUALLY ALLOWS A TEEN TO DRIVE AT NIGHT, DRIVE MORE HOURS OVERALL, OR DRIVE WITH OTHER TEENS IN THE CAR SEEMS TO BE THE SAFEST WAY TO INTRODUCE A TEEN TO DRIVING.
RIGHT NOW- 20 STATES HAVE MANDATORY GRADUATED LICENSING.

FINALLY TODAY- BREAST FEEDING YOUR BABY TODAY MAY MEAN NO HYPERTENSION IN THE FUTURE. RESEARCH IN THE JOURNAL HYPERTENSION SHOWS BABIES WHO ARE BREAST FED AT LEAST 12 MONTHS HAVE A VERY LOW RATE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN THEY REACH ADULTHOOD.

THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #8]



[11WTC-Volunteers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC53:46]
[GRAPHIC=Ground Zero]


For five local college students, giving blood wasn't enough to help the victims of the terrorist attacks -- they headed to New York to assist the rescue team.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]


Kirby Saunders and Jared Campbell are two of the students from the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke who arrived at ground zero 48 hours after the attack.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:15:07]
[IN Q=We pretty much joined the bucket ]

((WE PRETTY MUCH JOINED THE BUCKET BREGADE --WE WAS USING BUCKETS OUR OWN HANDS --PRETTY MUCH MUCH MAKING OUR OWN LINES. A HUNDRED PEOPLE GET BEHIND YOU --PASS DOWN --FOR SIX HOURS))
[SUPER=147-Kirby Saunders]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=for six hours]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :8]


Saunders and Campbell say watching the events unfold on TV and seeing the destruction up close are like night and day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:17:13]
[IN Q=Down there it was just mass destruction]

((JARED CAMPBELL:DOWN THERE IT WAS JUST MASS DESTRUCTION.. IT'S STUFF YOU'LL NEVER REALLY SEE OR IMAGINE UNLESS YOUR IN A WAR --NOW I KNOW WHAT THE VETERANS ARET TALKING ABOUT WHEN THE TALK ABOUT THEIR WAR STORIES))
[SUPER=147-Jared Campbell]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=their war stories]
(------------)
[VO-NAT:07]


The students spent 18 straight hours sifting through the rubble searching for survivors and helping with the clean-up effort.
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A Franklin County teen accused of stabbing his mother and cousin to death says he heard voices and "just snapped."
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19-year-old James Gibson kept his head down, as prosecutors laid out their case against him for capital and first degree murder.
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He's charged with stabbing his mother, Annette Gibson, and her nephew, George Patterson, to death with a large, military-style knife.
Gibson's attorneys say he's been hospitalized for mental problems before.
They're having his mental health evaluated.
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((DAVID FURROW/GIBSON'S ATTORNEY: HE IS JUST A TEENAGER WHO HAD SOME PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL. HE WASN'T A PROBLEM IN THE FAMILY. HE WASN'T GIVING ANYBODY ANY TROUBLE. EVERYBODY WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HIM. AND THIS HAPPENED. AND HE DOESN'T HAVE AN EXPLANATION FOR IT AND WE DON'T EITHER.))
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The judge says there is enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury next month.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The candidates for Virginia Governor will debate for an hour tonight on statewide T-V.
The face-off between Republican Mark Earley and Democrat Mark Warner will be broadcast from the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond.

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Police continue their search for the gunman who killed a Roanoke teenager.
18-year old Maurice Grogan was shot in the head outside of the Foodway Market on Liberty Road yesterday.
In the moments after the shooting, customers saw a man run from the area, jump into a car, and drive away.
Police have not made an arrest.

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The man wanted for a Blacksburg bank robbery is in custody. 42- year old Richard Donald Hawes of New Castle is in the Roanoke City jail - facing bank robbery charges. BLACKSBURG Police say he held up the Virginia Tech Credit Union on South Main Street around three yesterday. Last night, ROANOKE officers found Hawes at the Roadway Inn on Orange Avenue.

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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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