[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for sunny skies again today. Temperatures will be in the low 60s for your high. Meteorologist leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.


[7-VA-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


There's word of another possible case of Anthrax--this time, in Northern Virginia.
Health officials say they're monitoring a patient at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.
A spokesman for Governor Gilmore says the reported victim was either an employee of, or a contractor for "The Sun"-- the Florida- based tabloid where two other Anthrax cases were reported.
One worker there died of anthrax.
The bacteria was also found in the nasal passages of a sick co-worker.
The F-B-I is investigating.


[7-11Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Earley/Warner]


It seem there will be another televised gubernatorial debate before November's election.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE DEBATE FS]
Mark Earley and Mark Warner will debate here at W-D-B-J-7 tomorrow night at Eight.
The two were supposed to debate on Sunday, but the appearance was canceled because of the military action in Afghanistan.
(-------------)



[7-6-Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]

A member of Optical Cable's board of directors has quit, even as the company sells its holdings in the NASDAQ 100 Index. The Roanoke- County- based fiber optic firm says the sale netted the company about 1-point-six million dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]

In a news release yesterday, Optical Cable's VICE President said selling the index shares was part of a policy not to invest excess cash in anything other than money- market funds. We also learned that Board member Thomas Brock resigned last week citing "recent developments." He was apparently referring to company chairman Bob Kopstein facing margin calls and having to sell large blocks of company stock.
(------------)



[7-11Fallen-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-44]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

They give their all to help others .... so some thought it was time to give a little back.
(/////////sot////////)
[sot]
[IN Q=Nat sound of music]

((NAT SOUND OF NATIONAL ANTHEM BEING PLAYED.))
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=nat sound of music.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Roanoke symphony donated several hundred of its seats at the Roanoke Civic Center to Roanoke firefighters, rescue workers and police. The gesture was a way to honor their colleagues in New York who were killed and injured in last month's terrorist attacks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:54:32]
[IN Q=Their life is making ]

((RICK PIESTER/ROANOKE SYMPHONY: THEIR LIFE IS MAKING MUSIC AND MAKING THINGS BEAUTIFUL FOR PEOPLE ALL PEOPLE AND IF THIS MAKES ANY OF THESE RESCUE WORKERS HAPPY THEN THEY'RE HAPPY AS WELL.))
[SUPER=141-Rick Piester/Roanoke Symphony; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=happy as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Symphony has also dedicated the rest of its performance season to the thousands who lost their lives in New York and Washington.
(------------)



[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another crisp cool day across the area today. Temperatures will be in the low 60s. Meteorologist leo Hirsbrunner will have your weather details coming up in just a few moments.



[45-11Muslims]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:29:30]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Muslim- Americans say they've been on edge since the September 11th attacks, fearful that they'll be linked to the terrorists simply because of their religion.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Charlotte Co.]


About 25 Muslim families make their home in the Red House area of Charlotte County.
They say they were as shocked as anyone by the attacks.. and they want to remind everyone that they too are Americans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:00:36]
[IN Q=We just want]

((MATTHEW GARDNER/CHARLOTTE CO. MUSLIM: WE JUST WANT THE PEOPLE TO KNOW OUT THERE THAT WE DON'T WANT TO HURT ANYONE, WE NEVER HAVE.. WE NEVER WILL. AS LONG AS WE JUST REMAIN PEACEFUL, EVERYONE SHOULD BE PEACEFUL AROUND US.))
[SUPER=141-Matthew Gardner/Charlotte Co. Muslim]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=peaceful around us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Gardner says there have been a few isolated incidents of vandalism and harassment in their community over the years.
The sheriff's department has stepped up its patrols in the area.
(------------)



[45-11Prayer-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Military action in Afghanistan prompted more prayers in western Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]


In Roanoke, St. John's Episcopal Church held a special service at noon yesterday.
There were prayers for victims of the terrorist attacks, for men and women in the military, and for the world leaders who are dealing with the crisis.
(////SOT////)
[SOT 03:02:24]
[IN Q=It's hard to know]

((FR. JAMES HUBBARD/ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH; IT'S HARD TO KNOW AS A CHRISTIAN HOW TO PRAY. I THINK THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS TO PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS THAT THEY'LL HAVE WISDOM. AND THEIR RESPONSE TO THE TRAGEDIES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ARE MEASURED AND WISE.))
[SUPER=141-Fr. James Hubbard/St. John's Episcopal Church;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=are measured and wise.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Since September 11th, Hubbard says "it seems the whole nation has turned to God."
He says he is encouraged that more people are finding comfort in their religious faith.
(------------)



[45-11Colonial-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Some Botetourt County elementary school children are pooling their pennies to show their patriotism.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Botetourt Co.;]


Colonial Elementary's 460 students held a penny drive to raise money for the victims of the September 11th attacks.
They filled five wagons with pennies that will go to the American Red Cross for rescue and relief efforts.
The kids wore red, white and blue and sang the song, "You're A Grand Old Flag."
(///// SOT /////)

[NATS: SONG]
[IN Q=SINGING]

((NATS: KIDS SINGING)) ((GRACE BLAYLOCK/5TH GRADER: IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD KNOWING THAT WE COULD HELP THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON D.C.))
[SUPER=141-Grace Blaylock/Fifth Grader; :05 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUTQ=New York and Washington DC]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The kids also made two banners, filled with messages of love and support.
One will be sent to a school in New York... the other will go to the daycare at the Pentagon.
(------------)



[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The beautiful fall weather continues today. Look for mostly sunny skies with cool temperatures. Meteorologist leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.

[8-11Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Earley/Warner]


Viewers WILL get to see another gubernatorial debate before November's election.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE DEBATE FS]
Mark Earley and Mark Warner will debate here at W-D-B-J-7 tomorrow night at Eight.
The two were supposed to debate on Sunday, but the appearance was canceled because of the military action in Afghanistan.
(-------------)



[8-11Redpath]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC39:28]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

One gubernatorial candidate will be missing from Wednesday night's debate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]


Bill Redpath is the Libertarian candidate for Governor.
He came to Roanoke Sunday night to protest his exclusion from the debate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:49:51]
[IN Q=One of the reasons]

((BILL REDPATH/L- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: ONE OF THE REASONS I THINK IT'S A SHAME I WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE DEBATES IS THAT POLITICS HAS BECOME TOO MUCH OF A HORSE RACE IN THE UNITED STATES, WHO'S AHEAD, WHAT STRATEGY IS BEING EMPLOYED, WHAT'S THE ENXT THING THEY'RE GOING TO DO TO WOO THE VOTERS. I THINK WE NEED TO FOCUS ON ISSUES AND SUBSTANTIVE POLICY. AND I WOULD URGE THE VOTERS TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=401-Bill Redpath/(L) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=urge the voters to do that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


With only a few hours of debate between the two major party candidates, and none including him, Redpath says the campaign has not served the interests of Virginia voters.
(------------)



[8-11Steakhouse-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-35]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Employees at a Roanoke restaurant have teamed up to help the victims of last month's terrorist attacks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]

Last night, staff at the Texas Steakhouse at Valley View Mall donated their tips to the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund. Waitress Susan (LIE--juh-ness) Lajueness came up with the idea-- which quickly gained the support of the entire staff as well as customers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:14:56 00:17:40]
[IN Q=I try to think ]

((SUSAN LAJUENESS/WAITRESS: I TRY TO THINK IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED TO ME, YOU KNOW, I WANT OTHER PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW ME, TO COME TOGETHER AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO COME TOGETHER, IT SHOWS HOW AMERICAN WE ARE.

CHEYENNE ELMORE/CUSTOMER: WE'RE ABLE TO ENJOY OURSELVES AND IT HASN'T HIT US LIKE IT HAS IN NEW YORK. WE HAVE THE MONEY TO SPEND AND TO GO OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND THERE ARE FOLKS IN NEW YORK WHO DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE THEIR FAMILY IS OR IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE FOUND AND THEY NEED ALL OF OUR SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=141-Susan Lajueness/Waitress; :00]
[SUPER=141-Cheyenne Elmore/Customer; :09]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=all of our support.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The owners of the Valley View restaurant are also pitching in-- agreeing to match all of the money raised last night. Together they'll donate three-thousand- 266 dollars.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[ss=HOLD]

A Danville company and its workers are also lending support to terrorist vicitms. Yesterday, Goodyear and its union donated nearly 65- hundred dollars to the American Red Cross.