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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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A million- dollar reward is offered as officials try to track down the source of the Anthrax mailings.
A C-B-S news employee-- who works in Dan Rather's office --is the latest person to be infected with the bacteria.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And police are investigating a murder that occurred last night in Lynchburg.
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The weather continues to be cool and dry...I'll have your hometown forecast.....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay with us-- News 7 at noon is next.


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The headlines keep hitting close to home for the major T-V networks--
First N-B-C, then A-B-C--
Now C-B-S becomes the latest media outlet hit by anthrax.
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[CBS-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
C-B-S News says an employee in Dan Rather's office has tested positive for the skin form of anthrax.
It's not clear yet HOW she became infected. Network officials say the woman is expected to make a full recovery.
The cutaneous form of anthrax is the same type that an assistant to N-B-C's Tom Brokaw contracted after she handled a letter addressed to him.
According to C-B-S radio, the network received a letter containing anti- American and anti-Israeli messages.
Drew Levinson joins us now from New York with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-New York, NY;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Heyward/CBS News President;]
[SUPER=01-Marcy McGinnis/Vice President of News;]
[SUPER=01-Rudy Giuliani/New York City Mayor;]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]

((
(natz)


THE WOMAN WHO'S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED...WORKS IN DAN RATHER'S OFFICE. SHE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CUTANEOUS OR SKIN FORM OF ANTHRAX. SHE HANDLES MAIL AT CBS...AND NOTICED SOME SWELLING ON HER FACE... WHICH LED TO HER BEING TESTED.

SOT: ANDREW HEYWARD/CBS NEWS PRESIDENT

"THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT SHE'S BEEN ON ANTIBIOTICS FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, THIS IS THE MOST EASILY CURABLE FORM OF THE DISEASE, IT'S NOT CONTAGIOUS."
HEYWARD ALSO SAID THE WOMAN IS ALREADY FEELING BETTER AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A COMPLETE RECOVERY. CBS NEWS HEADQUARTERS REMAINS OPEN.

SOT: MARCY MCGINNIS/VICE PRESIDENT OF NEWS

"AT THE MOMENT WE ARE OPTIMISTIC THAT IT IS JUST ONE PERSON, AND WE'LL MAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE FEELS SAFE."
IT'S NOT KNOWN HOW THE EMPLOYEE BECAME INFECTED, BUT CITY OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING... LOOKING FOR A LINK BETWEEN THIS CASE AND OUTBREAKS REPORTED EARLIER AT NBC AND ABC. ONE CBS EMPLOYEE SAYS TODAY'S NEWS COMES AS NO SURPRISE.

SOT: (NO NAME) CBS EMPLOYEE



SOT: RUDY GIULIANI/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR

"PEOPLE SHOULDN'T OVER-REACT TO ALL OF THIS IS SOUNDS HARD, BUT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT."

))[Attack-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Federal authorities are announcing a million- dollar reward for information that helps them track down whoever is sending anthrax through the mail.
Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, where the House is shut down because of anthax exposure, business is anything but usual.

Aleen Sirgany has more on that angle-- plus the latest on the attacks in Afghanistan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Shanghai, China;]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=141-Rep. Richard Gephardt/(D) House Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=141-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director;]
[SUPER=141-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]



((
(pkg)noon attack


AS PRESIDENT BUSH ARRIVED IN CHINA FOR HIS FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH, IN WASHINGTON

(NAT)SENATE OPEN


THE SENATE OPENED FOR BUSINESS BUT THE HOUSE REMAINED SHUT DOWN TODAY. OFFICALS ARE SWEEPING THE CAPITOL TESTING FOR ANTHRAX WHILE HUNDREDS OF PEPOPLE ARE BEING TESTED AND TREATED.

nat sot.

MORE THAN 30 HAVE ALREADY TESTED POSITIVE FOR ANTHRAX EXPOSURE AFTER A LETTER WITH THE BACTERIA WAS SENT TO SENATOR TOM DASCHLES OFFICE. OFFICIALS SAY A SUSPICIOUS LETTER WAS ALSO SENT TO HOUSE SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERTS OFFICE AND IS NOW BEING TESTED. LAWKMAKERS ARE TAKING NO CHANCES.

(SOT)RICHARD GEPHARDT/HOUSE MINORITY LEADER



AS FEARS CONTINUE TO RISE, THE NEWLY APPOINTED HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR SAYS AMERICANS SHOULDNT PANIC.

(SOT)TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR

Were in constant contact with doctors, mayors....
IN AFGHANISTAN, U.S BOMBS POUNDED TALIBAN TROOPS IN THE 13TH DAY OF STRIKES. TALIBAN OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN RECENT ATTACKS.

(STANDUP- NOT VERBATIM)

REWARD MONEY....IN THE FIRST APPARENT ANTHRAX SCARE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, OFFICIALS CONFIRM A LETTER SENT FROM ATLANTA TO KENYA CONTAINED ANTHRAX.

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The Palestinian Authority says it's uncovered an Israeli plot to assassinate leader Yasser Arafat.
Israel denies the claim.
And an Arafat advisor isn't offering any details about the alleged plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


Meanwhile, doctors say Israeli fire has killed three Palestinians -- including a 12-year-old girl in her classroom.
Israeli tanks have seized some Palestinian lands, following the assassination of a hardline Cabinet minister.
Israel is threatening an all-out attack if Arafat doesn't hand over the assassins.
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Federal officials now say a threat made against Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island is no longer considered credible.
But security still remains tight.
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[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, PA;]


An official says the threat came in through the intelligence community yesterday-- leading to the closure of two airports.
The airports in Harrisburg and Lancaster re- opened this morning after being closed for four hours.
Military aircraft patrolled the airspace, while F-B-I agents watched over the plant.
In 1979, Three Mile Island was the site of America's worst commercial nuclear accident.
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Lynchburg police are searching for suspects in a fatal shooting last night.
Officers were called to the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Dinwiddie Street last night to investigate a malicious wounding.
They found 20- year- old Michael A. Mosley lying in a parked vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Mosley was pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital.

No arrests have been made.[Couric]


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[WRITER=kmc]
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Virginia State Senator Emily Couric has lost her battle with pancreatic cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Couric died this morning.
She'd planned to run for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Virginia, but dropped out of the race last year after learning she had cancer.
She was the sister of N-B-C "Today" show co-host Katie Couric, who lost her husband to colon cancer.
Senator Emily Couric was 54.
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[Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Kimberley]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Roanoke Police are recommending that families take their Halloween celebrations INDOORS this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year;]


Trick or treating in the city WILL take place on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31st.
The city is encouraging churches, synagogues and civic groups to host their own events for children.
But for those who prefer going door to door, police urge some added caution...
They say parents should go along with the kids.
[SOT 1:42:05 - :23]
[IN Q=We're also recommending]

((SGT. BUTCH STEAHLY/ROANOKE P.D.: WE'RE ALSO RECOMMENDING THAT INSTEAD OF GOING OUT AND WHOLESALE TRICK OR TREATING ANY NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY CONCENTRATE ON NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH OR CONCENTRATE ON FRIENDS AND FAMILY. TRICK OR TREAT WITH THEM, WHERE YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT GOOD CANDY.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Butch Steahly/Roanoke Police Dept.;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=you've got good candy.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say they anticipate no problems this year, but are urging added caution and supervision in light of recent national events.
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[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, a judge sentences the people responsible for bombing U-S embassies in 1998,
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[VO-NAT ]


Also we'll see why a New River Valley business owner says last month's terrorist attacks are hurting his buisness.
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[Embassy-Bombing]


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Amid extreme security, a judge begins the sentencing of four members of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
They're being sentenced for their role in the 19-98 bombings of two U-S embassies in Africa.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, New York.]

((
(TRACK) LOCATOR: LOWER MANHATTAN

Just blocks away from the World Trade Cener in a Federal Court 4 associates of Osama bin Laden (are being sentenced) were sentenced to jail for the rest of lives.

nat sot.


Security now more than ever is a big concern. U-S marshals with shotguns are guarding the courthouse barricades are blocking nearby streets and steel posts protect the building.

nat sot.


The terrorists being sentenced include: Rashed Al - Owhali
(All-a-wall-ee) of Saudi Arabia, K-K Mohamed of Tanzania, Wadih El-Hage

of Texas, and Mohamed Odeh (O-Day) of Jordan. All were convicted of conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 bombings of U-S embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. The attacks killed 224 people - including 12 Americans. Al-Owhali and Mohamed were also convicted of murder but were not given the death penalty because the jury feared retaliation. They now face mandatory life sentences.
Meantime, the mastermind of the embassy bombings and now the World Trade Center attacks Osama Bin Laden remains at large somewhere in Afghanistan.
STAND-UP: Much of the testimony in the trial for the four men disclosed that the Bin Laden organization reached far and wide, and that Americans were targets.... a warning that didn't prevent the attacks of September 11th.

))[Ciro's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rca]
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[Graphic=America Responds]


A New River Valley businessman says the terrorist attacks of September 11th have hurt his business.
Ahmed Morsy owns eight Ciro's pizza shops in Southwest Virginia. He says people are afraid to eat his food because he's an Egyptian-American and practicing Muslim.
Rachel Cannon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats register]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ahmed Morsy/Ciro's Pizza Owner; :10]
[SUPER=01-Lt. James Cox/Galax Police Department; :32]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Hammond/Ciro's Pizza Employee; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Racheal cannon News 7 Blacksburg]

((NATS Cash register Business is bad at Ciro's Pizza. Morsy says its been this way ever since rumors started to fly about him.
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[SOT 2:02:11]
[IN Q=a very big drop]

((AHMED MORSY/OWNER CIRO'S PIZZA; A VERY BIG DROP, LIKE MAYBE 90 PERCENT 80-PERCENT DROP AND ALL RUMORS ARE SAID ABOUT ME IT'S NOT TRUE, I LOVE AMERICA.))
[OUT Q=I LOVE AMERICA]

The negative talk started after a visit to Ciro's from the F-B-I. But the interview wasn't because he's a terrorism suspect. Morsy was a victim of a threat.
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[SOT 13:56:07]
[IN Q=OUR DEPARTMENT]

((LT. JAMES COX/GALAX POLICE DEPARTMENT; OUR DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS, THERE ARE NO SUSPECTS IN OUR AREA THAT WE ARE AWARE OF, WE HAVE SPOKEN TO THE FBI FIELD OFFICER IN BRISTOL THEY HAVE ALSO CONFIRMED THAT.))
[OUT Q=CONFIRMED THAT.]

The 39-year-old has been in the U-S since 19-83, an American citizen since 96. He's been Southwest Virginia for six years, living with his pregnant wife and two-kids.
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[SOT 3:51:29]
[IN Q=I GOT HURT ]

((I GOT HURT MY FEELINGS HURT BECAUSE ITS NOT TRUE I HAVE MY GUYS WHO WORK FOR ME LONG TIME, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH ANYBODY, I DON'T EVEN HAVE A SPEEDING TICKET, LAUGH.))
[OUT Q=SPEEDING TICKET, LAUGH.]

Reminders of his patriotism remain outside his Galax store. Morsy hopes business is not changed forever. A long time worker thinks people need to open their minds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:39:00]
[IN Q=JUST BECAUSE]

((AMANDA HAMMOND/CIRO'S EMPLOYEE; JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE MUSLIM DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING JUST BECAUSE THEY WORSHIP ALLAH DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY'RE AGAINST US.))
[OUT Q=AGAINST US.]
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[SOT 14:53:17]
[IN Q=if someone]

((IF SOMEONE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM FROM RIDICULE AND RUMORS AND SPECULATION AS MUCH AS WE WOULD GO AFTER THE BAD GUYS. ))
[OUT Q=GO AFTER THE BAD GUYS.]))



[Fabricated-Metals]


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Criminal charges against former executives at Fabricated Metals have been resolved withOUT a trial on the four misdemeanor counts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]

The partners have agreed to make restitution in the amount of about 6-thousand dollars. The funds will cover medical bills incurred by former F-M-I employees who thought they were covered by the company's medical insurance- -only to find the premiums hadn't been paid and their coverage had lapsed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

If the money is paid within 30 days, charges against Frank Guynn and John Langhammer will be dropped.

[Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Three men have been charged in connection with a federal crackdown on Virginia's moonshine industry.
55-year old Ray Nichols of Ferrum, 51-year-old Barry Dudley of Rocky Mount and 60-year-old Maxwell Hamilton of Philadelphia are each charged with one count of perjury.
Hamilton is also accused of receiving untaxed liquor from men who have since been convicted of moonshining.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come the newscast, Roanoke swears in its latest group of volunteer firefighters,
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[VO-NAT ]

and a mystery in the art world is solved after 40 years.
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[Fire-Grad]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC01:58]
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Roanoke County has some new dedicated volunteers. The new firefighters pledged last night to risk their lives, if necessary, to serve and protect the people of Roanoke County. Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Firefighter one and ]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co.; :07]
[SUPER=141-Alice Sheets/Read Mountain Volunteer; :18]
[SUPER=150-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com; :25 ]
[SUPER=141-Donald Mott/Hollins Volunteer; :46]
[SUPER=141-Keith Crowder/Vinton Volunteer; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.]
(((///SOT/////)
[SOT 18:36:23]
[IN Q=Firefighter one and ]

((FIREFIGHTER ONE AND TWO, TODD HANSON.))
[OUT Q= TODD HANSON.]

[RUNS05] One by one -- they stepped forward to accept their certificate having successfully completed up to 171 hours of training to become a VOLUNTEER firefighter in Roanoke County.
(///sot////)
[sot 18:42:38]
[IN Q= AS THEY SAID]

((ALICE SHEETS/READ MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER: AS THEY SAID, TONIGHT, I HAVE JUST BEGUN I'VE GOTTEN THE FIRST STEP AND NOW I WANT TO DO MORE AND BE THERE FOR MY COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q = FOR MY COMMUNITY.]

A sentiment echoed by many of these graduates.... who also took the firefighters oath to serve and protect.
(///sot////)
[sot 18:38:34]
[in q= According to the best]

((OATH: ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY SO HELP ME GOD, SO HELP ME GOD.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q= so help me god.]

It's a pledge these firefighters take seriously.... having witnessed the events of September 11th which took the lives of so many firefightes.
(////sot/////)
[sot 18:50:47]
[IN Q= I WOULDN'T GIVE IT]

(( I WOULDN'T GIVE IT UP THAT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO PROTECT MY COMMUNITY MORE, OTHER PEOPLE'S FAMILIES AND JUST HOPE THAT THAT TIME NEVER ARISES WHEN I HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING, LAY DOWN THAT SACRIFICE THEY DID.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q= THEY DID.]
(/////SOT/////)
[sot 18:53:03]
[IN Q= IT'S SOMETHING]

((IT'S SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO AND NO MATTER WHAT I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER GIVE UP AND THERE'S NO WAY I'LL BACK DOWN FROM DOING WHAT I WANT AND THIS WHAT I WANT TO DO.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q= WHAT I WANT TO DO.]

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Roanoke County.))

[Painting]


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A painting that's been missing for nearly 40 years was on display last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 18-88 painting by Sir Frederick Leighton was purchased by an Indiana woman for a few hundred dollars in the 1970's.
The woman's heirs weren't sure what they had, until they contacted Radford antiques expert Ken Farmer.
The painting will be exhibited in New York and London before it's auctioned on-line by Sotheby's.
It's expected to fetch 200 to 300-thousand dollars.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 29 points.

[super=460-y/29/x/9;]


Nasdaq has GAINED nine points.


(x=up y=down)[tease3]

[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come ... the Yankees open the American League Championship series with a win.
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[VO-NAT ]

and ... NASCAR makes a move to improve safety by mandating new procedures for drivers in its top 3 series.
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Mariners]

The American League Championship series opened last night, and New York walked away with the 4-to-2 win over Seattle.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/FOX SPORTS; :]


New York scored the first run of the game--
In the second, Chuck Knoblauch hits this shot down the third base line, scoring Jorge Posada and the Yankees led 1 to nothing.
Then in the fourth, Paul O'Neil gets all of this Aaron Sele pitch, sending it over the right field wall for a 2- run homer. The Yankees led by a score of 3 to nothing.
Seattle got on the board in the in the fifth.
Jon Olerud hits this fielder's choice. It scores Edgar Martinez to make it 3 to 1 Yankees.
[SUPER=35-N.Y. Yankees/4/Seattle/2/;]


The Yankees added a run in the top of the ninth.
Dave Justice with the single to right field scores Alfonso Soriano from second.
And the Yankees get the 4 to 2 win to lead the series 1 to nothing.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Braves/Diamondbacks]


Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks and Braves played game 2 of the National League Championship Series last night with Arizona up 1 to nothing.
Atlanta wins it 8 to 1. Now the the series is tied at 1 game apiece.


[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 (1:11:55)]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Logo]

In an attempt to improve safety after a string of fatal crashes, NASCAR has ordered the immediate use of head and neck restraints for its top three series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Monday; :]


Drivers in Winston Cup, Busch and the Craftsman Truck series must wear either a HANS or HUTCHENS device any time they're on the track during a NASCAR- sanctioned event.
The rule goes into place starting this weekend.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


NASCAR vice president George Pyne says NASCAR has worked closely with safety experts to make drivers more comfortable with the devices.
42 of 43 Winston Cup drivers already voluntarily wear one of the two devices.

[S-Swim]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 (1:35:43)]
[GRAPHIC=Swimming Logo]

The Marlin's Swim team plans to hold a marathon to raise money for the New York City Firefighters relief fund.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :]


The team ages 4 to 18 will begin the marathon this Friday at 3:45. The goal of the 130 swimmers is to raise at least 5 thousand dollars for the fund.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="My coaching...]
[SUPER=01-Brent St. Pierre/Carter Center Aquatics; :]
[SUPER=01-Andy Bauman/Marlins Swimmer; :]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=......pitch in."]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Marathon will end at 8, and the money will be presented to a representative from the Roanoke City Fire Department.
[Quickcast]
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