[Afghanistan-Attack]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
[SS=War on Terrorism]


U-S fighter planes are once again on the attack in the skies over Afghanistan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan;]


Bombing is reported in a number of cities.
The ruling Taliban says 12 people have been killed in air strikes in northern Afghanistan.
Taliban forces have opened up with anti- aircraft fire after bombs started falling around Kabul.
There are no reports they hit anything.
(------------)


[Attack-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


President Bush says there will be NO negotiating--
He wants Afghanistan to turn over terror suspect Osama bin Laden.
The Taliban had offered to turn bin Laden over to a third country if the U-S stops bombing and offers proof of his guilt.
Bush says there's no question that bin Laden is guilty.
Meanwhile, the number of people exposed to anthrax grows to 12, with the addition of a police officer and two lab technicians in New York.
The U-S Health and Human Services Secretary says he considers the anthrax cases in New York, Nevada and Florida to be cases of bioterrorism.
Jennifer Miller is in Washington this morning with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Rudy Giuliani/New York City Mayor;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=mean they have anthrax.]

((The second week of air attacks on Afghanistan has started as a clean-up mission designed to hit targets that were missed in earlier raids

(Nats)


And while the U.S. Coalition is raining bombs on the Taliban, it continues to drop food and supplies to thousands of refugees.

SOT: Sergeant Khoury/USAF

Were feeding some hungry people that got displaced. A lot of children, a lot of women.
But these humanitarian efforts are being ignored in parts of Pakistan, where Islamic parties sympathetic to the Taliban are calling for a general strike.

(Nats)


The Taliban, meanwhile, has had their latest offer of compromise rejected by President Bush. Returning from Camp David, the president was clear: Osama Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda network remain the primary targets.

SOT: George W. Bush

Turn him over! Turn him over, turn his cohorts over, turn over any hostage they hold over, destroy all the terrorist camps. There's no need to negotiate! There's no discussions!
Across the country, the fear of Anthrax is still rising and even those charged with protecting the public have been hit hard. In New York, two lab technicians and a police officer have tested positive for exposure.

SOT: New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani

They are being treated, but I want to emphasize this does not mean they have anthrax. ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]






[11Amtrak-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak]

A suspicious package prompted the evacuation of Richmond's Amtrak station for about three hours , but police have now sounded the all-clear. Police say a green duffel bag found inside the terminal around five o'clock yesterday afternoon triggered the alert.

Authorities X-rayed the bag -- and saw something suspicious. But the bomb squad later determined the suspicious object was nothing more than a re-wired electric razor. By eight o'clock, police had cleared the Amtrak station to reopen for business.


[11Allen-React]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC-57:08]
[GRAPHIC=Sen. George Allen]

Senator George Allen weighed in on the terrorist attacks while in Martinsville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Allen was in town for the Old Dominion 500 -- which was eventually rained out. The Republican says it's encouraging that so many allies are in our corner. He also praised President Bush.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:02:15]
[IN Q=The president has done]

((THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE A GREAT JOB, HAS EXPERIENCED LEADERS WITH COLIN POWELL, RUMSFELD, AND HE IS SO MUCH RISEN TO THE CHALLENGES AND HAS BEEN A STRONG LEADER WITH CAREFUL BUT SURE JUDGMENT AND I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RALLYING AROUND ALL OF US.))
[SUPER=@Allen;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=all of us.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=hold]

Allen says the most important thing to do now-- is to get our economy moving and to make our airlines safe.

[Consumer-Corner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Texas company claims their processor beats the Pentium Four in computing speed. And, the S-U-V craze is getting smaller and bigger at the same time. Joe Gilday explains in this week's Consumer Corner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:19:30]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gilday/Reporting; :08]
[SUPER=01-Doug Scott/Ford Motor Company; :17]
[SUPER=01-W.J. Sanders III/AMD; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Roger Kay/IDC; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=I'm Joe Gilday reporting]

((
THE PEOPLE AT FORD MOTOR COMPANY ARE PROBABLY DOING SOME BACKSLAPPING THIS MONTH.
THE FORD ESCAPE JUST SET THE ALL-TIME ONE YEAR SALES RECORD FOR COMPACT S-U-V'S... AND THE YEAR ISN'T QUITE OVER YET.
THE COMPANY THINKS THE ESCAPE HAS ATTRACTED NEW FORD BUYERS.

(SOT-SCOTT

"67-percent of the people that have purchased an Escape have not owned a Ford product prior to the 1993 model year...")

THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR SALES RECORD WAS SET BY THE HONDA C-R-V IN 19-99.


CELL PHONE BATTERY GOING DEAD WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT?
MOTOROLA SAYS THE PROBLEM MAY BE THE ACCESSORIES YOU ARE USING TO RE-CHARGE THE BATTERY.
THE COMPANY SAYS USING "OFF" BRAND PARTS IS QUICKEST WAY TO SHORTEN BATTERY LIFE.
ON THE OTHER HAND, IF YOUR GENERIC ACCESSORIES ARE GIVING YOU ONE TO THREE HOURS OF TALK TIME... SAVE YOUR MONEY.


JUST HOW FAST IS THAT FAST COMPUTER YOU'RE PAYING FOR?
TEXAS BASED ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES SAYS THERE ISN'T A UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED STANDARD.
AND THE COMPANY SAYS CONSUMERS NEED ONE.

(SOT-SANDERS

"A benchmark, for example, for an automobile might be miles per gallon. It might be how may seconds does it take to get from zero to sixty...")

MOST PEOPLE WILL GO BY MEGA HERTZ OR GIGA HERTZ AS A MEASURE OF SPEED.
BUT A-M-D SAYS THIS DOESN'T TELL YOU HOW QUICKLY WORK GETS DONE.

(SOT-KAY

"...how fast does word come up when I boot it up. That's really what consumers should be asking.")

THE COMPANY SAYS ITS ATHLON XP PROCESSOR BEATS ANYTHING ON THE MARKET BEFORE PENTIUM 4...

(SOT-SANDERS

"..And we still have the highest performance processor after the Pentium 4.")

IN THE CONSUMER CORNER, I'M JOE GILDAY, ALL NEWS CHANNEL.))



[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Bethlehem Steel may file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection later today.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:09:06 ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=in Washington]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 15TH OF OCTOBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING
WORD THIS MORNING THAT BETHLEHEM STEEL, , PLANS TO FILE FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AS EARLY AS THIS MORNING.
----------------------


THE WALL SREET JOURNAL SAYS BETHLEHEM IS EXPECTED TO SEARCH FOR A MERGER PARTNER OR BUYER
THE PLANNED FILING COMES JUST WEEKS AFTER THE STRUGGLING COMPANY REPLACED ITS CHAIRMAN AND CEO WITH A TURNAROUND EXPERT SINCE 1999, NEARLY 20 DOMESTIC STEELMAKERS, HAVE SOUGHT CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.
-----------------------


ON WALL STREET WE START WITH A BETTER PICTURE THAN JUST A WEEK AGO AS INVESTORS AGAIN DEMONSTRATED THE ABILITY TO ABSORB BAD NEWS..
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO... STOCKS HIT THE SKIDS ON TECH PROFIT WARNINGS
----------------------


APPLE WILL UNVEIL UPGRADED VERSIONS OF ITS POPULAR LINE OF I-BOOK CONSUMER LAPTOPS AND TITANIUM POWERBOOK G-4 NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS TOMORROW.
THE CHANGES WILL INCLUDE INCREASED PROCESSING SPEED, MEMORY, AND HARD DRIVE.
-----------------------



JET BLUE IS INSTALLING BULLET-PROOF COCKPIT DOORS AND HIDDEN TV CAMERAS.
JETBLUE'S KEVLAR DOORS,AT $1O-THOUSAND EACH... ARE ANTI-BALLISTIC, FORCE RESISTANT AND STRENGTHENED BY TITANIUM BARS TO STOP INTRUDERS BARGING INTO THE COCKPIT.
MOST OTHER U.S. AIRLINES HAVE OPTED FOR LESS.. USUALLY JUST REINFORCED BARS OR DEADLOCKS ON THEIR COCKPIT DOORS.
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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]

[11Disabled-Walkers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC-00:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A team that's traveling across the country made its way to Lexington this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Two disabled men are traveling three thousand miles on horseback from California to Washington D.C.
They're called the "Journey Across America Team."
They're scheduled to arrive in D.C. November first and hope to finish by meeting with President Bush at the White House.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:03:15]
[IN Q=We dont like to]

((MICHAEL MUIR/RIDER: WE DON'T LIKE TO LOOK AT A WHEELCHAIR AS A PRISON BUT AS A MOBILITY DEVICE AND WE ENCOURAGE AND ACTIVE AND RICH LIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Muir/Rider]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=with disabilities]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The two men left California in January.
They travel on average about 20 miles a day on their horses.
There is no word yet on whether they will definitely meet with the president when they arrive in the nation's capital next month.
(------------)



[11Dazzle-Tryouts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC-00:25]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!] We've all have dreams of making it big. Maybe it's to star in movies, be elected president, or to play professional sports. This weekend some got the chance to turn those dreams into a reality. Justin McLeod shows us how they hope to dazzle their way into the NBA.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Apple/Player; :08 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Troy Manns/Player; :17]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :47]
[SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/Player; 1:14]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND))
The next Michael Jordan could come from right here in our own backyard.
Just ask these guys.
[SOT 13:27:00]
[IN Q=Be like a dream come true]

((DAVID APPLE/DANVILLE RESIDENT: BE LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE. ITS EVERY LITTLE KIDS DREAM.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=little kids dream]


The dream is to play professional basketball.
[SOT 13:31:58]
[IN Q=When your younger]

((TROY MANNS/PLAYER: WHEN YOUR YOUNGER COMING UP THEY TELL YOU IF YOUR A GOOD PLAYER THEY'LL FIND YOU. THATS WHAT THIS LEAGUE IS DOING IS FINDING THE LOCAL TALENT, BRINGING IT IN AND MAKING IT BETTER.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=making it better]


That talent came to Roanoke this weekend.
More than fifty players ages 21 to 32 tried out for a chance to play for the National Basketball Development League.


[SOT 13:28:38]
[IN Q=I couldn't even]

((BRAD DUNLEAVY/PLAYER: I COULDN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT IF I MADE THE TEAM.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=made the team]


But making the team won't be easy.
These players must first complete two days of grueling workouts.
[SOT 13:37:11]
[IN Q=Today, we did some bench]

((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE HEAD COACH: TODAY, WE DID SOME BENCH JUMPS WHICH YOU GOTTA SEE HOW MANY TIMES YOU CAN JUMP ACROSS THE BENCH IN THIRTY SECONDS. HEY WE HAD ONE GUY TODAY WHO DID IT 56 TIMES.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=it 56 times]


They're also tested on speed, technique, how well they shoot, and the enthusiasm they show for it.
But only one will emerge victorious.
The one chosen here locally will then head to the NBDL pre-draft camp in Georgia.
And from there maybe make it on a team like the Roanoke Dazzle.
[SOT 13:28:50]
[IN Q=I would love to]

((BRAD DUNLEAVY/PLAYER: I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY IN FRONT OF THE HOME FANS. MY FAMILY WOULD GET TO SEE ME PLAY QUITE A BIT, ALL MY FRIENDS BUT JUST TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL ANYWHERE I'D BE VERY SATISFIED.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=I would be satisfied]


Its a long shot (SHOT OF SHOOTING BASKETBALL) that one of these guys will make the team.
(NAT SOUND OF FOUL; 13:24:51)


But no one is crying foul, they all do it for the love of the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[Graphic=none]


Dazzle officials say we should know who will make it to the national tryout camp by the end of the week.


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]




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


UP next on News 7--
A second week of U-S led attacks begins in Afghanistan.
That as President Bush says he's NOT willing to negotiate the terms for Afghanistan to turn over terror suspect Osama bin Laden.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And a former Radford city police chief dies.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Monday started right here on News 7 Mornin.


[Truck-School]


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


An employee of a Colorado truck-driving school says federal agents have checked student records.
The Denver- area school may be the subject of the F-B-I's investigation into last month's terrorist attacks.
Katherine Blake has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :]
[SUPER=01-Jack Atencio/Truck School Instructor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Katherine Blake/Reporting; :55]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Katherine Blake for CBS News.]


[11Earles]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A former police chief with the city of Radford has passed away.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE-PRO PAGE 1004 FS] A-C Earles died this weekend after a brief illness. Earles started his career at the Radford police department in 1972-- He retired last year-- after serving for 13 years as Radford's police chief.
(XXXXXXX)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, It appears that Wall Street may be driven by earnings this week.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Sub-Collision]


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


Eight months after a U-S Navy submarine rammed and sank a Japanese fishing boat off the coast of Hawaii, the (eh-hee-mee mah-roo) Ehime Maru has been moved to shallow water.
Divers are searching for victims who may still be inside.
Alan Lu reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Off Honolulu, HI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Cmdr. Gregg Baumann/Navy Salvage Engineer; :08]
[SUPER=01-Alan Lu/Reporting; :30]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Alan Lu, CBS News, Honolulu.]




[Med-Day]


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


In medical news, if you don't feel like you're connecting with your doctor, it may be time to find a new one.
Doctor Dave Hnida explains in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((HAS YOUR DOCTOR EVER MADE YOU REALLY FRUSTRATED OR CRAZY? IT HAPPENS- SOMETIMES WE JUST DON'T CONNECT WITH YOU IN A WAY THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE WE'RE DOING OUR JOB.
BUT WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR NEVER SEEM TO HIT IT OFF.. THE ANSWER- FIRE HIM OR HER.
AND THERE ARE MANY REASONS YOU MAY WANT TO DO SO:
FOR EXAMPLE- THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM IS A PRESCRIPTION.
YOU KNOW- MOST MEDICAL CONDITIONS- ESPECIALLY LONG TERM ONES - SHOULD BE TREATED FIRST WITHOUT MEDICINE- SUCH A LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE.
ANOTHER REASON TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR TO HIT THE PIKE- YOU GET THE FEELING YOUR DOCTOR IS ALWAYS SAYING: ITS MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.
A DOCTOR PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS A 2 WAY STREET- WE'RE PARTNERS. AND OUR JOB IS TO RECOMMEND AND ADVISE- AND IF YOU DON'T AGREE- THATS YOUR RIGHT.
YOUR DOCTOR'S NOT A LISTENER. MORE THAN HALF OF ALL DIAGNOSES CAN BE MADE BY WHAT YOU SAY- NOT BY EXAMINING OR DOING TESTS- THATS NOT TO SAY YOU DON'T NEED THOSE THINGS- BUT LISTENING IS IMPORTANT.
IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR MEDICAL CARE- THATS A RISK FACTOR FOR POOR HEALTH- DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

(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.
The discovery of a suspicious package leads to the evacuation of Richmond's Amtrak station.
Police say a green duffel bag found inside the terminal yesterday afternoon triggered the alert.
Authorities X-rayed te bag and saw something suspicious.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT miller tease 4:41:29]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=coming up.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And one of these guys could be the next Michael Jordan--
More than 50 players between the ages of 21 and 32 tried out this weekend for a chance to play for the National Basketball Developmental League.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, October 15th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[TX-Standoff]


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


In Texas, a jail break is coming to a head at a farmhouse near a small town outside Dallas.
State troopers and sheriff's deputies have the house surrounded.
Negotiators are talking to two jail escapees, who they say have taken two people hostage.
Officials say the men fled into the house after a police chase and have been firing shots at officers.
The escapees were among five inmates who dug their way out of jail Thursday night.
The other three are back in custody.

[11Mylon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC-37:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]



A former drug user, now a minister, is living proof of that you can get a second chance.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


His name is (MY-lon luh-FEE-ver) Mylon Le Fevre.
Yesterday, he brought his message to the New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church in Roanoke.
Le Fevre became famous after Elvis Presley recorded a song he wrote called "Without Him."
From there, Le Fevre started a band and sold millions of records but he almost ruined his career and his life to drugs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :00:27:06]
[IN Q=I just stopped]

((MYLON Le FEVRE: I JUST STOPPED, I BECAME A JANITOR, I QUIT ROCK AND ROLL, I BECAME A JANITOR AT MY CHURCH IN ATLANTA GEORGIA AND STARTED GOING TO BIBLE SCHOOL AND IT CHANGED MY WHOLE LIFE. IT WAS THE SMARTEST THING I WAS DOING, THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Mylon Le Fevre/Minister]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=decision I ever made]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the early 90's, Le Fevre left the music world to become a minister.
Today, he travels all across the country preaching his message of redemption and how he accomplished it.
(------------)



[2-11Dazzle-Tryouts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC-00:25]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!] Some people who have dreams of making it big in professional basketball got a chance to show off their talents this weekend. As Justin McLeod shows us how they hope to dazzle their way into the NBA.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Apple/Player; :08 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Troy Manns/Player; :17]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :47]
[SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/Player; 1:14]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND))
The next Michael Jordan could come from right here in our own backyard.
Just ask these guys.
[SOT 13:27:00]
[IN Q=Be like a dream come true]

((DAVID APPLE/DANVILLE RESIDENT: BE LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE. ITS EVERY LITTLE KIDS DREAM.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=little kids dream]


The dream is to play professional basketball.
[SOT 13:31:58]
[IN Q=When your younger]

((TROY MANNS/PLAYER: WHEN YOUR YOUNGER COMING UP THEY TELL YOU IF YOUR A GOOD PLAYER THEY'LL FIND YOU. THATS WHAT THIS LEAGUE IS DOING IS FINDING THE LOCAL TALENT, BRINGING IT IN AND MAKING IT BETTER.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=making it better]


That talent came to Roanoke this weekend.
More than fifty players ages 21 to 32 tried out for a chance to play for the National Basketball Development League.


[SOT 13:28:38]
[IN Q=I couldn't even]

((BRAD DUNLEAVY/PLAYER: I COULDN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT IF I MADE THE TEAM.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=made the team]


But making the team won't be easy.
These players must first complete two days of grueling workouts.
[SOT 13:37:11]
[IN Q=Today, we did some bench]

((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE HEAD COACH: TODAY, WE DID SOME BENCH JUMPS WHICH YOU GOTTA SEE HOW MANY TIMES YOU CAN JUMP ACROSS THE BENCH IN THIRTY SECONDS. HEY WE HAD ONE GUY TODAY WHO DID IT 56 TIMES.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=it 56 times]


They're also tested on speed, technique, how well they shoot, and the enthuiasm they show for it.
But only one will emerge victorious.
The one chosen here locally will then head to the NBDL pre-draft camp in Georgia.
And from there maybe make it on a team like the Roanoke Dazzle.
[SOT 13:28:50]
[IN Q=I would love to]

((BRAD DUNLEAVY/PLAYER: I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY IN FRONT OF THE HOME FANS. MY FAMILY WOULD GET TO SEE ME PLAY QUITE A BIT, ALL MY FRIENDS BUT JUST TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL ANYWHERE I'D BE VERY SATISFIED.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=I would be satisfied]


Its a long shot (SHOT OF SHOOTING BASKETBALL) that one of these guys will make the team.
(NAT SOUND OF FOUL; 13:24:51)


But no one is crying foul, they all do it for the love of the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[Graphic=none]


Dazzle officials say we should know who will make it to the national tryout camp by the end of the week.

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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A former police chief with the city of Radford has passed away.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE-PRO PAGE 1004 FS] A-C Earles died this weekend after a brief illness. Earles started his career at the Radford police department in 1972-- He retired last year-- after serving for 13 years as Radford's police chief.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Senator George Allen weighed in on the terrorist attacks while in Martinsville yesterday. The Republican says it's encouraging that so many allies are in our corner. Allen says the most important thing to do now-- is to get our economy moving and to make our airlines safe.

(----------------)
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Two disabled men who are traveling on horseback from California to Washington D.C. passed through Lexington this weekend.
They're called the "Journey Across America Team."
They're scheduled to arrive in D.C. November first and hope to finish by meeting with President Bush at the White House.

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