[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

How real is the anthrax threat?
We'll have a live report from the sight of a local scare.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And we'll show you what to do if you think you might be a victim.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7, the Rose Bowl committee members speak out in this week's Tech 2001 report.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, we'll check out the wild action at today's rescheduled Winston Cup event at the Martinsville Speedway as Ricky Craven beats Dale Jarrett to the wire.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Hardy fall plants enjoyed the rain on Sunday. Now gusty winds are a big part of the Monday forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is Next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Anthrax scare hits close to home...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Haz-Mat teams respond to a local retirement home.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Friendship-Manor]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#01-43 TC1:06:48]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Haz-mat crews have just pulled away from Friendship Manor on Hershberger Road.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's where a U-S Postal worker and an employee of the retirement home discovered a white powdery substance on some mail this afternoon.
[Double Boxes=KEith-Shannon and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at Friendship Manor and joins us with an update.
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire and Rescue Chief;]
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[Pulaski-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
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Pulaski County officials say a suspicious powder found on Main Street is being tested for anthrax. A maintenance worker discovered the substance on a newspaper at 9 this morning near the war memorial at the courthouse. Test results are expected tomorrow afternoon. The Sheriff says it's likely a prank but that such instances will be taken seriously.

[Local-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#01-39 TC1:09:52]
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While police are investigating incidents regarding suspicious envelopes in the mail -- health officials are sending samples to the state lab for testing. [***ANTHRAX MB GRAPHIC***]
[Double Boxes= and Joy/MB SET]


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with the latest --
Joy is there are real anthrax threats in our area.?
[Live=Joy Full/MB Set]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]


Keith --
Health Officials say no -- and that people should not panic --even if they come across a white powder substance.
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((THE LIKELIHOOD OF BEING EXPOSED TO ANTHRAX IS VERY VERY LOW)) [RUNS06]
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Doctor Molly O'Dell says even if you find a white powder substance doesn't mean there is reason for concern --unless the circumstance are unusual --for example inside a suspicious letter.
If that happens you should not shake or empty the contents of the letter or package.
And do not clean-up any powder of fluid that spills out. You should place the letter inside a plastic bag or container.
And wash your hands with soap and water.
O'dell says even if you come have exposure to the the bacteria --it isn't easy to contract.
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[IN Q=Basically you have to stick your nose down]

((BASICALLY HAVE TO STICK NOSE DOWN IN POWDER AND SNORT IT. BECAUSE YOU NEED 5-TO 70-THOUSAND SPORES TO INITIATE INFECTION IN A HUMAN BEING)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=in a human being]

The symptoms of anthrax depend on how it contracted. Through the skin --it's intially a itchy bump
Inhaled initial symptoms resemble a cold.
And if consumed intial smptoms are nauseu, fever,and vomiting.
If there is widespread outbreak --the federal government has stockpiles of antibiotics available.
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((IN A SITUATION IN A LOCAL COMMUNITY WITHIN 2 HOURS THOSE SUPPLIES CAN BE DEPLOYED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=AT THE LOCAL LEVEL]))
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[Live=Joy Full/MB Set]

If you think you have come in contact with anthrax and have symptoms --you should contact your doctor --or if you find a suspicious substance call the local health department and police.
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There is a vaccine available --but for now it's only being given to military personnel.

[Mail-Room]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:39:07]
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Businesses in this area say their MAILROOMS may be the first line of defense against Anthrax exposure.
Wachovia had a scare in its Charlotte headquarters today.
A suspicious package was turned over to the FBI, because it had a return address in Pakistan.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele says that one incident prompted Wachovia to take action here in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=One suspicous package]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/File Tape;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:10]
[SUPER=01-Douglas A. Borer/Virginia Tech Professor of Political Science;:23]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

(( One suspicious package at Wachovia Bank's headquarters... one is all it took.
According to bank officials, Wachovia is now VOLUNTARILY implementing federal mail room safety guidelines in all of its offices, including those in Roanoke.
Virginia Tech professor Douglas A. Borer says mandated guidelines would be difficult to enforce.
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((DOUGLAS A. BORER: I WOULD THINK THERE WOULD BE A VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE IF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE PUT OUT, THERE WOULD BE A GOOD DEAL OF BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE EMPLOYEES DEMAND THAT THEY SOMEHOW SCREEN THE MAIL A LITTLE BIT. )) [RUNS13]
Published reports say business are stocking up on anti-bacterial bleach and rubber gloves in their mailrooms, and here's what mail room employees are looking for.... [PRE PRO]
mail with no return address or a foreign return address, or misspelled words in any of the envelope's text.
The US Postal service says be suspicious of mail bound with excessive tape, that with a strange odor, or pieces that are rigid or bulky. [STAND UP] (( WACHOVIA CORPORATION IS ONE OF MANY AREA INSTITUTIONS TAKING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES... IN AN INTERNAL MEMO AT VIRGINIA TECH TODAY, THE COLLEGE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT ITS EMPLOYEES ARE FEARFUL OF HANDLING MAIL, BUT ENCOURAGED THEM TO CONTINUE TO BE ON AN INCREASED LEVEL OF ALERT. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS15]))

[Army-Radios]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:34:44]
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Good news for a Lynchburg- based communications firm.. it will share in a huge federal contract to provide new radios to the U-S Army.
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MA-COM (May-com) officials confirmed today the open- ended contract is worth about one BILLION dollars over the next ten years.
The company could not estimate how much of that work will be done in Lynchburg where it employs about 600 people.

MA-COM and Motorola are the two principal contractors which will build a base radio system for use by the Department of Defense.
Officials say it's too early to tell whether the project will generate any new local jobs.
The contract was negotiated prior to last month's terrorist attacks.
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[Foodway-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
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A Roanoke teenager suspected of murder has turned himself in to police.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 2]


The 17- year- old is accused of killing Maurice Grogan outside the Foodway Market on Liberty Road October 2nd.
The suspect and the victim apprently knew each other. Investigators believe their confrontation involved a female acquaintance.
The suspect is being held at at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Bad news about state revenue means you may be paying a car tax next year.
Find out more when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the Smith Mountain Lake Chicken won't have to fly the coop.
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[State-Revenue]
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A drop in state tax collections last month has put the car-tax phaseout in jeopardy.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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This past fical quarter is down 2-point-4 percent -- the first negative revenue number in a decade in Virginia.
State Finance Secretary John Forbes delivered the bad news today and said the picture is likely to get even worse.
Republican lawmakers who control the car tax's final phase-out say it's already a "dead issue" for the next General Assembly.


[McEachin]


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He's a courtroom litigator, with 15 years' experience.
He's a three term member of Virginia's House of Delegates.
And he wants to be the second African-American elected to statewide office in the Commonwealth's history.
Democrat Donald McEachin is running for Attorney General.
Ellen Qualls has the first of this year's candidate profiles.
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(( Donald McEachin beat out three opponents in a Democratic primary this year.
The largely geographic vote split left him winning NO precincts west of Route 29.
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((DONALD MCEACHIN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: WELL I THINK PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE I WAS RUNNING AGAINST TWO STRONG CANDIDATES FROM SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. WE'VE BEEN OUT THERE. WE CERTAINLY EXPECT TO GET ENDORSEMENTS FROM THAT PART OF THE STATE AS FAR AS NEWSPAPERS ARE CONCERNED.))
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But McEachin's used to being the outsider in an insider's world.
He was one of two and then finally three black students at the tony St. Christopher's private school for boys in Richmond.
Not a scholarship kid, his military career father paid the bills all the way through law school at U-VA.
He feels about it much the way he feels as a racial rarity on the campaign trail.
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((DONALD MCEACHIN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: I HAVEN'T HAD ANY ANIMOSITY. I'VE BEEN WELCOMED WTH OPEN ARMS. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS WITH HOW I'VE BEEN TREATED ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL BY THE VOTERS OF VIRGINIA.))
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His first election in 1995 was a huge primary victory over a very senior white Democratic incumbent.
That victory was later slightly tainted by being mentioned in the federal fraud and embezzlement indictment of then-Richmond mayor Leonidas Young.
According to Young's indictment, candidate McEachin received five thousand dollars of House Republican leader Vance Wilkins' money -- intended to fund a GOP "get out the vote" effort a Young protege would run.
McEachin was never charged with anything-- and no court records show he knew the money was misappropriated.
He's proudest of his legislation to explain plea bargains to victims and to close landfills.
His goal for the Attorney General's office is this:
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((DONALD MCEACHIN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: I WANT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA TO LOOK AT THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WITH RESPECT AGAIN, AND KNOW THAT IT'S FILLED WITH GREAT LAWYERS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO PRACTICING LAW, AND PUT THE LAW BEFORE POLITICS.))
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He's worked both sides of personal injury law... first for insurance companies, then for victims.
He has two political heroes: Harry Truman... and Doug Wilder.
McEachin has three daughers, and a former prosecutor for a wife.
He turned 40 last week.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Stocks]


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Stocks suffered early in the day, but managed to turn things around by the close. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW finished three and a half points higher.
NASDAQ fell seven.
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[SML-Chicken]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


For five months, an 8-foot rooster at Smith Mountain Lake has ruffled some feathers...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But now it legally rules the roost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May;]


A Franklin County judge ruled today that Freedom the Chicken can keep its perch outside this shopping center on Route 616.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Judge William Alexander said the bird was an ornament -- not a sign -- and therefore did NOT violate the county's sign ordinance.
The ruling had the bird's owner crowing.
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[IN Q=The judge]

((JOE ALTADONNA/CHICKEN OWNER: THE JUDGE HE DID A WONDERFUL DECIDE BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE SAME THING OTHER PEOPLE KNOW... IT'S NOT A SIGN. ))
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[OUT Q=it's not a sign.]
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[VO-NAT]


The county argued that the bird was a sign because it attracted people's attention to Altadonna's business.
But the judge said that a statue could not be called a sign under the law just because it draws attention.
Joe Altadonna says he will hold a Chicken Festival each year to celebrate the rooster's victory.
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[Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


Lynchburg has seen five homicides so far this year.. each one of them was rooted in domestic violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this week, the Lynchburg Y-W-C-A would like to see an entire seven days go by without a domestic-related incident.
Organizers say it's time people started getting to know and understand the people in their community.
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[SOT 18:06:45]
[IN Q=We all look]

((SHEILA ANDREWS/LYNCHBURG YWCA: WE ALL LOOK DIFFERENT, WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT VALUE SYSTEMS. LET THIS DAY BE A DAY OF ACCEPTANCE. WE WANT YOU TO MEET SOMEONE NEW IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WE HOPE YOU MEET SOMEONE NEW, TALK TO THEM AND GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila Andrews/Lynchburg YWCA;]
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[OUT Q=know your neighbors.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Y-W-C-A sponsored a "good neighbor walk" today.
Other events this week include a teen dating seminar and mentoring programs at area high schools.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports Ricky Craven makes it to victory lane and Kevin Harvick makes an enemy.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, the Rose Bowl committee's past president speaks up in tonight's Tech 2001 report.
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[S-Craven]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 13415TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY]

The rained out and rescheduled Old Dominion 500 turned out to be an eventful affair today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Old Dominion 500; :00]

No rain today, but plenty of excitement as Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers even led early in the event. Sadler finished 17th. Dale Earnhardt Junior started on the outside pole, but was all over the place today he finished 27th. Ricky Rudd ran strong for most of the day and was battling for the lead when he and rookie Kurt Busch tangled in turns one and two on the restart. Rudd's right front fender was damaged, but he rolled on. That is until lap 396 when the Havoline Ford lost an engine. Rudd finished 39th. His departure meant the Yates racing banner would have to be carried by Dale Jarrett, but he had to deal with Bobby Hamilton. But when the 12th and final caution came out, Hamilton, Jarrett and Ricky Craven found themselves behind Kevin Harvick, who elected not to pit. On old tires Harvick had trouble keeping pace and Hamilton tapped him coming out of turn two. Craven took advantage of the incident and slipped inside them both. Harvick meanwhile decided to retaliate and hit Hamilton in turn three. Harvick was penalized a lap for rough driving. Craven then found himself trying to hold off the spring race winner at Martinsville in Jarrett. The two would duel the final four laps in one of Martinsville's most memorable finishes. Craven wins the Old Dominion 500 for his first Cup victory in 174 starts. Jarrett is second, with Ward Burton 3rd.
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[IN Q="I saw him...]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Old Dominion 500 Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Finished Second; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Finished 13th; :27]
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[OUT Q=...A FIGHT RIGHT NOW."]
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With Rudd and Tony Stewart both having engine problems and finishing 39th and 41st, Jeff Gordon increased his points lead to 334 points. Gordon was 9th today. Only 6 races remain.
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[S-Tech2001]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 14120TC]
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The dominoes are in place, and a few more need to fall - but every thing could be coming up ROSY for the Hokies in the New Year. Here's this week's Tech 2001 report.
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[SUPER=01-Lorne Brown/Past Rose Bowl President; :23]
[SUPER=01-Mike Golic/ESPN Radio and TV; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Big East Player of the Week; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Va. Tech Safety; 1:47]
[SUPER=01-John Ballein/Va. Tech Assistant Athletic Director; 2:03]
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[OUT Q=...weeks from now."]

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