[Attack-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Reagan National Airport will see activity this morning for the first time since September 11th--
Governor Gilmore will be among the first passengers when he takes a quick commercial flight to New York today.
U-S Airways Flight 68-50 is scheduled to leave Reagan National at seven A-M.
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be be at LaGuardia to welcome Gilmore shortly after eight.
Jennifer Jones has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=143-Arlington;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]

((With a host of new security procedures and armed sky marshals on every flight, Reagan National Airport is set to resume service this morning. Reagan was the last airport to remain closed in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

SOT Unnamed Airport Spokesperson: "You need to keep that ID handy and

accessible because youre going to need it again, maybe more than once."
Opening Reagan is a boost to the nations morale and its economic recovery. President Bush was in New York yesterday to push his plan to stimulate the economy and heal wounds.

SOT: George W. Bush

"We ought to have 60 billion to $75 billion more of stimulus to encourage consumer confidence, to enhance business investment - as well as take care of displaced workers".
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld is now in Oman... the second stop of his overseas tour. Rumsfeld left the Republic of Uzbeckistan with the go-ahead for U.S. combat troops to operate from its territory... another step towards closing in on Osama Bin Laden who may not be so elusive after all.

SOT: Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense

"I have a little bit of a handle but I don't have the coordinates."
Rumsfelds trip may be the last straw before the United States unleashes what is setting up to be the largest military operation since the war against Iraq.
JJ Close

))[11Guard-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:24:00]
[GRAPHIC=Airport Security]


Virginia's National Guard will be doing its part to keep the state's nine commercial airfields safe starting this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Nottoway Co.]


Guardsmen are at Fort Pickett this week getting specialized training from the F-A-A in airport security.
Yesterday, Governor Jim Gilmore stopped by to remind the reservists they are now on the front line of a whole new war.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:09:51]
[IN Q=You are engaged]

((GOV. GILMORE: YOU ARE ENGAGED IN A FAR DIFFERENT MILITARY MISSION, ONE THAT IS NEW, ONE THAT IS GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. IT MAY NOT LOOK LIKE A TYPICAL DEPLOYMENT FOR A TYPICAL MISSION, BUT NONETHELESS YOU ARE LITERALLY THE SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.))
[SUPER=141-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=war on terrorism.]
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[VO-NAT]


19 Guardsmen used yesterday's occasion to extend their tours of duty.
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[Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


It was their first joint appearance on statewide T-V.
And if you're just tuning in to the race for governor, you'd think it's been all about taxes.
That means the Earley campaign is now focused like a laser beam on the only message it thinks can turn this race around.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mark Warner says he won't raise]
[SUPER=403-Richmond; :06]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :35]
[SUPER=401-Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Governor; :45]
[SUPER=401-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:40]
[SUPER=401-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; 1:55 ]
[SUPER=401-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 2:12 ]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


(( Mark Warner says he won't raise taxes.
But he made what some are calling a strategic error, including revenue from a one penny sales tax increase in northern Virginia in his road plan.
Moderator Doug Wilder would NOT relent -- would Warner support the tax referendum or just let voters there decide?

Warner says Earley's vacillated too.
[sot tape 55:06 interchange with Wilder ]

((WARNER: YOU CAN'T SAY ONE THING TO FAIRFAX ....GOVERNOR, LET ME TELL YOU-- WILDER: WELL JUST ANSWER THAT. ))
[runs= 26]
[sot tape 53:49 ]

((EARLEY: MY DOOR WILL ALWAYS BE OPEN.. BUT IN THESE ECONOMIC TIMES, I'D VETO THAT BILL IN A HEARTBEAT.))
[runs= 07]


So if Earley broke new ground by promising a veto -- what does the open door mean?
[sot tape 21:04:24 ]

((MARK EARLEY: THE DOOR'S ALWAYS OPEN TO TALK WITH LEGISLATORS EVEN WHEN YOU DISAGREE.))
[runs= 03 ]
[sot tape 21:08:29 ]

((MARK WARNER: I FEEL A LITTLE LIKE REGIS PHILBIN, YOU KNOW? MARK IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER?))
[runs= 08 ]


Finally, the fightingest words of all over negative campaign mailers -- someone brought someone else's mother into it.
[sot tape 01:24:42]

((WARNER: EVEN THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH... MUDSLINGING. MATTER OF FACT, MARK, I EVEN READ ...EVEN YOUR MOM THOUGH THOSE MAILINGS WERE NEGATIVE.))
[runs= 12 ]



[sot tape 01:29:36 ]

((EARLEY: MARK, I HAVE NOT BROUGHT YOUR MOTHER INTO THE RACE... NO MY MOTHER DIDN'T LIKE THOSE MAILINGS. BUT SHE LIKES YOUR PLAN TO RAISE TAXES A LOT LESS.))
[runs= 10]


So how'd their hosts think they did?
[sot tape 21:02:33 ]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: MARK EARLEY'S BEEN INVOLVED... MARK WARNER SHOWED ADEPTNESS... RISE TO THE OCCASSION.))
[runs= 15 ]



[sot tape 21:12:30 ]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, WHERE I THOUGHT EARLEY MIGHT HAVE HAD A VERY SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGE...A VERY VIGOROUS ARGUMENT FOR WHY THERE OUGHT TO BE A NEW KIND OF LEADERSHIP AND A NEW KIND OF POLITICS IN RICHMOND.))
[runs= 18 ]



[sot standup]

(( ))
[runs=: ] ))


[VOB-Reno]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Reno]

Former Attorney General Janet Reno says this is the time to reinforce our nation's unity.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]

Reno spoke at Lynchburg College last night-- where she urged students to continue striving to make America an even better place to live. Reno says one way-- is to invest more in our children and teachers. Before taking the podium-- Reno spoke with reporters about other issues-- such as the debate over anti-terrorism legislation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:45:46]
[IN Q=I THINK EVERYONE HAS ]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Former U. S. Attorney General;]

((I THINK EVERYONE HAS TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP LEGISLATION THAT THEY HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THAT WILL PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PROTECTION AND NOT IN A SINGLE MANNER INFRINGE ON OUR FREEDOMS.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=OUR FREEDOMS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Reno says she has NOT spoken with current Attorney General John Ashcroft since the terrorist attacks.
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[11Phar-Mor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=netA]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In business news this morning, Phar-Mor is soon to be NO more in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


The drugstore chain is shutting down 65 stores across the country, including the one on Towne Square Boulevard.
It's part of the company's efforts to cut expenses.
Phar-Mor recently filed for Chapter 11 protection from its creditors.
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[1st-Business]


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


In other business news, Nissan employees in Tennessee have rejected representation by the United Auto Workers.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:06:07 ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in Washington]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 4TH OF OCTOBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING WORKERS AT NISSAN'S SMYRNA, TENNESSEE, ASSEMBLY PLANT HAVE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY AGAINST BECOMING THE FIRST U.S. AUTO PLANT FULLY-OWNED BY A FOREIGN AUTOMAKER TO JOIN THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS
(TAKE VO - NATS)

IT HAD TO FOLLOW... FORD AND GM SHUTTING DOWN A FEW PLANTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE LAST WEEK.. THIS MORNING DAIMLER CHRYSLER DOES THE SAME.
IN MID OCTOBER- THE NEWARK DELAWARE PLANT CLOSES ..
OTHERS HIT BY SALES SLUMP. INCLUDE 3 IN CANADA AND ONE NEAR ST.LOUIS.
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WE'LL TAKE WHAT WE CAN GET ON WALL STREET.. A RUN OF GOOD NEWS HELPED KICK OFF A WEDNESDAY RALLY.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO... STOCKS ALSO IN RALLY MODE
-------------------------


MICROSOFT LAUNCHES ITS WINDOWS POWERED POCKET P-C TODAY... IT INCLUDES NEW VERSIONS OF WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER AND MICROSOFT READER, AND INCREASED COMPATIBILITY WITH THE PALM OPERATING SYSTEM.
------------------------


RETAILERS ARE HOLDING OFF ON HANGING UP THAT "HOLIDAY HELP WANTED" SIGN.
THEY SAY THEY'RE DELAYING HIRING THIS YEAR UNTIL GETTING A BETTER IDEA OF THE CONSUMER MINDSET .
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(ON CAM)

ROCK STAR ALICE COOPER, IS OPENING A HAUNTED HOUSE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO RAISE MONEY FOR VICTIMS OF LAST MONTH'S TERRORIST ATACKS.
(TAKE VO)

ALICE COOPER'S NIGHTMARE OPENS ITS DOORS TODAY NEXT TO HIS RESTAURANT, ALICE COOPERS-TOWN . FOR A $13 ADMISSION, ONE GETS TO RELIVE SOME OF SCARY VISUAL EFFECTS COOPER HAS USED IN HIS CREEPY CONCERTS.
----------------------


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]

[Bus-Crash]


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


Law enforcement officials say the attack on a Greyhound bus driver in Tennessee was an isolated incident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, TN;]


Investigators are still searching for clues as to what happened yesterday morning, when a knife-wielding man attacked a bus driver-- the grabbed the wheel of the bus and flipped it over.
Six people were killed, including the suspect, 29- year-old Damir (EE-grich) Igric.
He's a Croatian who entered the U-S in March , 1999 on a one-month visa.
Greyhound immediately shut down service nationwide as a precaution, but resumed service about seven hours later.
(------------)


[11Local-Greyhound]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC37:55]
[GRAPHIC=Greyhound]


The service halt affected passengers here in Roanoke as well.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Dozens of passengers were stranded in the downtown bus terminal for six hours.
The Greyhounds started running again just after one yesterday afternoon.
Most passengers said they were OK with it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:35 - :53]
[IN Q=I think it's prudent]

((RUSSELL BEYER/GREYHOUND PASSENGER: I THINK IT'S PRUDENT. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE MORE ACCEPTING OF ANY KIND OF SECURITY MEASURES THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING. THE STATE POLICE WERE OUT IN MEMPHIS WITH THEIR LITTLE WAND, SEARCHING PEOPLE. I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE MORE ACCEPTING NOW AFTER WHAT HAPPENED ON THE 11TH.))
[SUPER=01-Russell Beyer/Greyhound Passenger;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=on the 11th.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Thirteen buses come through the Roanoke terminal each day... but because of delays, only eight left Roanoke yesterday.
Passengers were offered a full refund.
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[Daily-Dose]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, to avoid over eating at dinner, don't get distracted.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 4:27:30 CONUS]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Research shows that becoming pre-occupied during meal times may cause you to eat more. The study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people ate much more when they were distracted.
It says that watching television, listening to the radio, or talking on the phone can lead to more calories than you need. But the study also says that eating with other people does NOT lead to overeating.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #3]

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


Coming up on News 7--
Passengers will once again be taking to the skies at Reagan National Airport this morning with several new security procedures and armed sky marshals on every flight.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And the suspect is still at large after a shooting last night in Carroll County.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[2-11Guard-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:24:00]
[GRAPHIC=Airport Security]


Starting this weekend, Virginia's National Guard will be doing its part to keep the state's nine commercial airfields safe.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Nottoway Co.]


Guardsmen are at Fort Pickett this week getting specialized training from the F-A-A in airport security.
Yesterday, Governor Jim Gilmore stopped by to remind the reservists they are now on the front line of a whole new war.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:09:51]
[IN Q=You are engaged]

((GOV. GILMORE: YOU ARE ENGAGED IN A FAR DIFFERENT MILITARY MISSION, ONE THAT IS NEW, ONE THAT IS GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. IT MAY NOT LOOK LIKE A TYPICAL DEPLOYMENT FOR A TYPICAL MISSION, BUT NONETHELESS YOU ARE LITERALLY THE SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.))
[SUPER=141-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=war on terrorism.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


19 Guardsmen used yesterday's occasion to extend their tours of duty.
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[11Reno]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-35]
[GRAPHIC=Janet Reno]

She served as Attorney General under former President Bill Clinton. Last night, Janet Reno spoke at Lynchburg College where she urged students to do even more to strengthen our country.

Teresa Hamilton reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The truth is ]
[SUPER=143-Lynchburg/Last Night; :12]
[SUPER=141-Janet Reno/Former U. S. Attorney General; :25]
[SUPER=150-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Lynchburg.]
(((////SOT////)
[SOT]
[sot 01;12:45]

((THE TRUTH IS YOU CAN NEVER GUARANTEE THAT YOU CAN PREVENT PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q= PREVENT PROBLEMS.]

As Attorney General of the United States-- Janet Reno weathered her share of storms from Waco-- to Oklahoma City. But she says as long as Americans were given the truth-- they knew how to respond.
(///sot////)
[sot 01:13:59]
[IN Q= WE'VE GOT TO]

((WE'VE GOT TO REMEMBER THE PEOPLE OF AMERICAN ON DECEMBER 7TH 1941, AND IN OTHER TIMES OF WHEN WE HAVE STOOD IN HARMS WAY. WE HAVE NOT BACKED DOWN AND WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN NOW.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q= BACK DOWN NOW.]

Reno was a guest speaker at Lynchburg College-- where her topic was Crisis Management. And, while she told the crowd the Untied States is unified like it's never been before--
(///sot///)
[sot]
[sot 01:14:28]
(THERE'S A SPIRIT OF UNITY IN THIS COUNTRY NOW THAT YOU CAN FEEL.)

[RUNS07]
[OUT Q=you can feel.]

She says Americans need to do even more to strengthen that unity, by investing in our children.
(////sot/////)
[sot]
[IN Q= You say]

((YOU SAY, WELL YOU SOUND LIKE A NICE GIRL, MORE LIKE A SOCIAL WORKER THAN A FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL. THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MOMENT-- IF FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT IN PRENATAL CARE YOU SAVE THREE DOLLARS DOWN THE ROAD, THAT MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE.)) [out q18]
[out q= business sense.]

Reno served as Attorney General of the United States from 1993 to 2000... and while she's out of the political spotlight for now-- she hopes to enter the ring once again... this time as Governor of Florida. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Lynchburg.))


[Carroll-Shooting]


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


A Carroll county man is wanted in a shooting that occurred last night.
The Sheriff says warrants are out for Buddy Daniel Cockerham for attempted murder, malicious wounding, and the use of a firearm while committing a felony.
Authorities say Cockerham shot Roger S- Goins after a dispute in the Piers Gap section of the county.
Goins is reported in stable condition at Winston-Salem Hospital.
Cockerham is believed to be traveling in a green Ford van with the passenger side window broken out, and is believed to be in the Winston-Salem area.

[11Arrington]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:39:52]
[SS=None]

Just hours before Vicki Lynn Arrington allegedly drove head-on into a motorcyclist... Arrington had been with her substance abuse counselor. Nonetheless, the prosecutor says Arrington's blood-alcohol level was several times the legal limit at the time of the accident Friday evening in Bedford County.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

So, 39-nine year old Vicki Lynn Arrington was held without bond on charges of felony driving under the influence and second degree murder. Her station wagon hit Carol Minton's motorcycle head-on, killing her.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:38:10]
[IN Q=There'd been several...]

((TOM MCGRATH/MINTON FAMILY ATTORNEY; THERE'D BEEN SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO SAW HER, CALLED 911, REPORTED HER GOING THE WRONG WAY DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McGrath/Minton Family Attorney]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=the wrong way down the road.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT] Arrington remains held without bond, at least until her preliminary hearing December 14.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street had an across the board upbeat day, surging on a positive outlook from Cisco Systems and the possibility of a 60 to 75 billion-dollar economic stimulus package.


Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((TALK OF AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE FROM WASHINGTON COUPLED WITH ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM TECH BELLWETHER CISCO SYSTEMS INCITED A BULL STAMPEDE ON WALL STREET TO

(GRAPHIC)

THE DOW CLIMBED 173 POINTS, CLOSING ABOVE 9-THOUSAND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SEPT 11TH

(GRAPHIC)

THE NASDAQ STAGED ITS BIGGEST RALLY IN NEARLY 6 MONTHS UP 88 POINTS.

(ON CAM)

PRESIDENT BUSH IS ASKING CONGRESS TO INJECT 75BLN INTO THE ECONOMY AND PUT MORE MONEY BACK INTO CONSUMERS HANDS IN THE FORM OF REBATES AND TAX CUTS.
SHARES OF CISCO SYSTEMS GOT A BOOST OF ROCKET FUEL AFTER CEO JOHN CHAMBERS SAID HE'S QUOTE "VERY COMFORTABLE" WITH ANALYSTS SALES AND PROFIT ESTIMATES FOR THE COMPANY'S FOURTH QTR.

(GRAPHIC)

BUT DRUGMAKER ELI LILLY WAS CRUSHED AFTER SOUNDING A PROFIT WARNING BECAUSE OF A BIG DROP IN SALES OF ITS ANTI-DEPRESSANT PROZAC. PROZAC'S PATENT PROTECTION EXPIRED IN AUGUST AND IT'S LOSING SALES AS PEOPLE BUY CHEAPER GENERIC VERSIONS.

(ON CAM)

GENERAL ELECTRIC WILL CUT AS MANY AS 4-THOUSAND JOBS AT ITS AIRCRAFT ENGINE BUSINESS OR 13 PERCENT OF THE UNIT'S WORKFORCE AS AIRLINE SLASH FLIGHTS AFTER THE SEPT. 11 ATTACKS.
ANOTHER WALL STREET BROKER IS LOWERING THE JOB AX.

(GRAPHIC)

CS FIRST BOSTON WILL ELIMINATED 760 JOBS OR 20 PERCENT OF ITS INVESMENT BANKING JOBS. CS FIRST BOSTON IS THE latest Wall Street firm to slash head count amid a wrenching downturn in merger and stock offering activity.

(GRAPHIC)

LAST WEEK MORGAN STANLEY CUT 200 BANKING JOBS.. GOLDMAN, JP MORGAN AND MERRILL EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE MORE JOB CUTS BY YEAR'S END.

(GRAPHIC)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(ON CAM)

I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[5-Pet-Scan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-05 TC-2:02:48]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check,
Local doctors now have another tool for detecting cancer.
It's called a Positron Emission Tomography test or PET scan. It's been approved only for the detection of melanoma, lymphoma, lung and head and neck cancers.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, the test allows doctors to find tumors that were too small to detect with past methods.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a big day Nancy]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Nancy Slusher; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Marshall Wakat/Carilion Director of Nuclear Medicine; :34]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
It's a big day for Nancy Slusher. The test she is about to undergo at Carilion will help doctors determine if her cancer has come back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT21:48:43]
[IN Q=I've been through one bout with lung cancer]

((I'VE BEEN THROUGH ONE BOUT WITH LUNG CANCER. THAT HAD SPREAD TO MY BRAIN. SO I'VE HAD BRAIN SURGERY WHICH IS WHY I DON'T HAVE ANY HAIR)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=have any hair]


Slusher says the cancer appeared to be in remission --until a recent M-R-I showed a spot.
That's why she is having the Positron Emission Tomography test.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:23:03]
[IN Q=It helps us a great deal because]

((IT HELP US A GREAT DEAL, BECAUSE THE SENSITIVITY THE ABILITY OF PET TO TELL WHETHER A MASS IS CANCER OR NOT IS IN 95 TO 98 PERCENT)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=is 95 to 98 percent]


The PET scan requires Slusher to be injected with a radioactive form of blood sugar. That's because the test measures how much energy a cell uses --and because cancers are fast-growing, they use more energy than most cells.
For example -- on this PET scan --beside the heart, kidneys, and muscles -- the other black dot appears to be cancer in the liver.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:27:57]
[IN Q=Right now it's mainly for staging]

((RIGHT NOW IT'S MAINLY STAGING DISEASE -AND SAYING IS THIS PATIENT A CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY --OR NO IS THIS MORE ADVANCED AND WE JUST NEED TO USE RADIATION CHEMOTHERAPY TO JUST TRY AND SLOW IT DOWN)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=try and slow it down]


Slusher say she doesn't think the cancer has returned --but she wants to make sure if it is there it is caught early.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT21:51:44]
[IN Q=I want definite it's not cancer]

((I WANT DEFINITE IT'S NOT CANCER. YOU'RE OK --GO OUT AND PLAY SOME MORE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=and play some more]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Carilion is one of two places in the country with the capability to fuse the PET scan image with one from a CT-scan or M-R-I.
In January --doctors will be able to use the PET scan for the detection of breast cancer.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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

[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


Virginia's National Guard will be doing its part to keep the state's nine commercial airfields safe, beginning this weekend.
Guardsmen are at Fort Pickett getting specialized training from the F-A-A in airport security.
(----------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT jennifer jones tease ]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=coming up.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And former Attorney General Janet Reno was in the Hill City last night, encouraging Lynchburg College students to do their part to strengthen the country.
Her topic was Crisis Management.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, October 4th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/JBI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A Carroll county man is wanted in a shooting that occurred last night.
The Sheriff says warrants are out for Buddy Daniel Cockerham for attempted murder, malicious wounding, and the use of a firearm while committing a felony.
Authorities say Cockerham shot Roger S- Goins after a dispute in the Piers Gap section of the county.
Goins is reported in stable condition at Winston-Salem Hospital.

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Phar-Mor is shutting down 65 stores across the country, including the one on Towne Square Boulevard.
It's part of the company's efforts to cut expenses.
Phar-Mor recently filed for Chapter 11 protection from its creditors.

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Former Attorney General Janet Reno spoke at Lynchburg College last night-- where she urged students to continue striving to make America an even better place to live. Reno says one way-- is to invest more in our children and teachers. Before taking the podium-- Reno spoke with reporters about other issues-- such as the debate over anti-terrorism legislation.


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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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