[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A beautiful fall day is ahead of us, but look for temperatures to reach only into the 50s for highs. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.


[7-11Galax-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]

There's been another anthrax scare in southwest Virginia. This one in Galax. An official with Twin County Regional hospital says several people were treated in the emergency room yesterday afternoon. They told the hospital they'd been exposed to an unknown substance. The patients were treated and released.
Federal agencies were notified. No other information was available.

[7-11L'burg-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:24:14]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Authorities in Lynchburg continue to wait for test results from a substance recovered from a home yesterday afternoon.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hazardous material teams were called to this house on Sandusky Drive around 1 after a woman reported a white powder had fallen from a piece of mail she opened.
She immediately washed her hands and then dialed 9-1-1.
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[SOT 12:39:06]
[IN Q=According to]

((KEITH JOHNSON/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: ACCORDING TO HER IT WAS OUT OF PLACE, IT WAS A WHITE, POWDERY SUBSTANCE. THE POLICE OFFICER WENT IN AN JUST LOOKED AT IT, HE KNEW THAT IT SHOULD BE COLLECTED BY THE HAZ-MAT TEAM AND IN FACT, WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE THAT CAPABILITY RIGHT HERE IN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Johnson/Lynchburg Fire Department]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=right here in the city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson says Lynchburg is stocking up on extra equipment in the event more cases like this are reported.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


There was another incident in Appomattox County on Sunday.
A woman told police a white powder fell out of the newspaper she'd been reading.
Tests later showed it was "not" anthrax.

[7-11Pulaski-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]

It'll be another 24-hours before Pulaski County officials will have test results on a suspicious powder. The white-gray substance was sent to the New River Health District office after being discovered by a maintenance worker Monday morning. It was in a newspaper near the courthouse on Main Street.

[7-11Hoaxes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:36:16]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax scare]

Most of the anthrax scares are hoaxes... and law-enforcement officials say fraudulent threats won't be taken lightly.


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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Making a bioterrorism threat is a federal offense, punishable by as many as 5 years in prison. Local authorities say they take every scare seriously, and will prosecute anyone who makes a threat.
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[SOT - 6:08:30]
[IN Q=It could range anywhere...]

((CAPT. STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT;IT COULD RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 4-5 YEARS TO LIFE. IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHETHER IT'S A HOAX OR A BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE BEING SENT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Steve Lugar/Roanoke City Police Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=biological substance being sent.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Meanwhile, Virginia health officials say there's no reason to panic about anthrax. Even if you ARE exposed to anthrax spores, the risk of infection is extremely low.


[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another dry day across the region but winds will be gusty. Temperatures will be in the 50s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.

[45-11Tech-Medical]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:42:29]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Virginia Tech wants to become one of the nations top research institutes and yesterday they got the ball rolling.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tech's Board of Visitors voted yesterday to join forces with two other schools.
One initiative will form a joint school of biomedical engineering with Wake Forest University.
The second sets up a plan for a collaborative agreement with Virginia's first school of Osteopathic Medicine.
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[SOT17:57:50]
[IN Q=Merging biomedicine and the new type]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDNET:MERGING BIOMEDICINE AND THESE NEW TYPES OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES ARE GOING TO OPEN TREMENDOUS ARRAYS OF WAYS TO TREAT PEOPLE THAT WE'VE NEVER DEALT WITH BEFORE))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
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[OUT Q=dealt with before]
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[VO-NAT]


The Board of Visitors hopes the two initiatives will bring more funding for research and expand the pool of resources for students and the University.
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[45-11SOL's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[SS=Standards of Learning]

New numbers are in concerning Virginia's Standards of Learning tests.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE 1005 HERE]
40 percent of schools statewide achieved the scores necessary to be "fully accredited."
That means at least 70 percent of the students in those schools have passed the tests in four core subject areas.

The number's up from 22 percent in 2000 and just seven percent in 1999. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE 1006 HERE]
On the low end of the spectrum, seven percent of Virginia schools are still "accredited with warning."
That means the schools' pass rates are 20 percent below the progress benchmarks for that school.
That's fewer schools with low grades than last year.
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[45-11Boty-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-]
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A mediator is being brought in to help bridge the gap between Botetourt County supervisors and the school board.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


The Board of Supervisors approved hiring F-S-R Associates of Rockingham County to mediate their discussions.
The two boards declared an impasse last year, after they could not agree on appropriate funding for schools.
Each board will pay 3-thousand dollars from its budget to the mediator.
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[SOT 18:56:53 - 18:57:04]
[IN Q=Really, in the]

((STEPHEN CLINTON/SUPERVISOR: REALLY IN THE WHOLE SCHEME OF THINGS. IN A 61 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET, IT'S NOT MUCH MONEY. IT'S JUST A VERY MINOR AMOUNT TO MAKE THE ENTIRE PROCESS WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clinton/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;]
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[OUT Q=work more effectively.]
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[VO-NAT]


The first eight-hour mediated session will be held at Greenfield Elementary School on December 4th.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Gusting wind will help keep things cooler while temperatures will only be in the 50s for highs.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up after the news.





[8-11L'burg-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:24:14]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]

Authorities in Lynchburg are waiting on test results from a substance removed from a home yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hazardous material teams were called to this house on Sandusky Drive around 1 after a woman reported a white powder had fallen from a piece of mail she opened.
She immediately washed her hands and then dialed 9-1-1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:39:06]
[IN Q=According to]

((KEITH JOHNSON/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: ACCORDING TO HER IT WAS OUT OF PLACE, IT WAS A WHITE, POWDERY SUBSTANCE. THE POLICE OFFICER WENT IN AN JUST LOOKED AT IT, HE KNEW THAT IT SHOULD BE COLLECTED BY THE HAZ-MAT TEAM AND IN FACT, WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE THAT CAPABILITY RIGHT HERE IN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Johnson/Lynchburg Fire Department]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=right here in the city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson says Lynchburg is stocking up on extra equipment in the event more cases like this are reported.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


There was another incident in Appomattox County on Sunday.
A woman told police a white powder fell out of the newspaper she'd been reading.
Tests later showed it was "not" anthrax.

[8-11Hoaxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:36:16]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax scare]

Law-enforcement agents say phony threats of anthrax will not be taken lightly.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Making a bioterrorism threat is a federal offense, punishable by as many as 5 years in prison. Local authorities say they take every scare seriously, and will prosecute anyone who makes a threat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 6:08:30]
[IN Q=It could range anywhere...]

((CAPT. STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT;IT COULD RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 4-5 YEARS TO LIFE. IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHETHER IT'S A HOAX OR A BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE BEING SENT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Steve Lugar/Roanoke City Police Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=biological substance being sent.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Meanwhile, Virginia health officials say there's no reason to panic about anthrax. Even if you ARE exposed to anthrax spores, the risk of infection is extremely low.

[8-11Angeline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:57:56]
[SS=Angeline]


A woman in Independence who faces first degree and capital murder charges is asking for each case to be tried separately on different days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./May;]

Attorneys for Betty Jean Angeline filed a motion in Grayson County Circuit Court to have the two cases against her tried separately. The 59-year-old suspect is accused of shooting Linda McKnight on January 31st and Glenda Jenkins on March 23rd. Trial is set for January 14th in both cases. On Friday, the defense will argue there's a lack of evidence linking the cases to the same plot and that they should be tried separately. (------------)