[Afghanistan-Attack]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
[SS=Enduring Freedom]


A new stage of war begins--
A government official confirms that a small number of U-S troops are on the ground in Afghanistan.
Planes were back in the Afghani airspace on the 13th day of U-S led airstrikes.
Residents say Taliban headquarters came under attack yesterday.
A Taliban spokesman says up to 900 people have been killed in the war.
But the U-S says that figure is wrong.

[Attack-Update]


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


President Bush is meeting with Asian leaders in advance of an economic summit in China.
At a news conference, Bush said China's president is "standing side by side with the American people" in the war on terror.
In the anthrax investigation-- officials say a sixth person has become infected with the bacteria.
The New Jersey postal worker is now taking antibiotics for the skin form of anthrax.
Investigators believe she may have handled letters containing the bacteria.
Two of her co-workers at the West Trenton post office are being tested.
Jennifer Miller joins us now with more from Washington.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Shanghai, China;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=141-Andrew Heyward/CBS News President;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=that originally feared.]

((In his first meeting with Chinese President Jiang Zemin, President George Bush expressed confidence in Beijings support of the war on terrorism and the U.S. coalitions military strikes on Afghanistan.

SOT: George W. Bush

These are evil people and the deeds that have been conducted on the American people are evil deeds.
As the President gathers support for his coalition in Asia, the Washington Post is reporting that U.S. Special Forces have started operations in Afghanistan. This is the first signal that the ground war phase of Operation Enduring Freedom has begun.

SOT: Donald Rumsfeld/Sec. Of Defense

We have seen some movement of what we believe to be the Al-Qaeda forces and they have been specifically targeted while they were moving.
On the home front, the Anthrax scare touches yet another media outletthis time CBS News in New York. A staff member has been diagnosed with the with the less serious skin form of the disease and is expected to make a full recovery.

SOT: CBS News President/Andrew Heyward

"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, and it's not contagious."
The FBI has responded to more than 25-hundred suspected Anthrax threats and thousands have been tested yet only six people are actually infected so far. The investigation has revealed that despite the worry, the quality of the spores is a lower grade than originally feared. ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]






[Embassy-Bombing]


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


Four men will spend the rest of their lives in prison without parole for plotting to kill Americans in the 1998 bombings of two U-S embassies in Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The trial took place in a New York federal courtroom under the tightest security ever seen in the district.
All four are linked to terrorist Osama bin Laden-- who's said to be the mastermind behind the plot to destroy the embassies.
The bombings in Kenya and Tanzania killed 231 people, including 12 Americans.
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[Elmwood-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some members of Roanoke City Council have a compromise in mind, but a public hearing on the plan to rename Elmwood Park in honor of Martin Luther King did not produce a consensus last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The compromise would keep the Elmwood name for the southern end of the park.
The portion that includes the lilly ponds north of Bullit Avenue would be renamed in honor of King.
But that, too, is controversial.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We recognize the importance]

((GEORGE KEGLEY/HISTORY MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER: WE RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBERING THE NAME OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING AND WE BELIEVE IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THE NORTH SECTION, A KEY LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE BE NAMED FOR DR. KING.)) ((EVELYN BETHEL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT IS WITH PRIDE IN DR. KING AND HUMILITY BEFORE GOD THAT I STAND TO ASK WITH EVERY BREATH IN MY BODY, THAT YOU ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL REJECT THIS PROPOSAL TO HAVE A SEPERATE BUT UNEQUAL AREA NAMED IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING.))
[SUPER=01-George Kegley/History Museum Board Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Roanoke Resident; :14]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=Dr. Martin Luther King.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


City council listened to a variety of opinions, but will save the decision on Elmwood Park for a future meeting.
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[11Land-Rover]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC01:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Change might also be on the way in Roanoke County, this one dealing with a proposed luxury car dealership.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Original plans called for a Land Rover dealership on US 220 that includes the former site of the Parkway Motel.
Now the owners want to expand the project
Developers held a meeting last night in the Clearbrook community to discuss plans to add several new lines of luxury automobiles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:39:49; ]
[IN Q=I don't know if its going]

((LOWELL FOUTZ/RESIDENT: I DON'T KNOW IF ITS GOING TO MAKE THE TRAFFIC PROBLEM WORSE OR BETTER BUT MAYBE IF THEY GET THE STOP LIGHTS OR WHATEVER IN THAT IT WILL IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC HERE ON 220.)) ((MARY ELLEN GOODLATTE/ATTORNEY: THESE WILL BE SMALL VOLUME UPSCALE DEALERSHIPS, DEALERSHIPS LIKE MERCEDES, JAGUAR, LIKE LAND ROVER DON'T DEPEND ON VOLUME TRAFFIC.))
[SUPER=01-Lowell Foutz/Resident]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Goodlatte/Developer's Attorney]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=on volume traffic]
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[VO-NAT]


The county must still approve the site plan for the project.
Developers hope to have it built and up and running by next year.
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[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC02:23]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


In business news this morning, 50 million shares of Roanoke County's Optical Cable Corporation are up for grabs... and there's an interested buyer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


According President Bob Kopstein, he received a call from someone who was buying up shares and promised to continue to do that.
When asked how he felt about someone else trying to take control, he said simply, "Let's just say the guy wasn't happy when we got off the phone. My shares have zero value without me. "
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Kopstein says Optical Cable has been flooded with calls from people who want a chunk of the company.. and others just telling him to stay strong during these tough financial times.

[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, a ban on internet taxes expires this weekend.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 19TH OF OCTOBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
(TAKE VO)

A BAN ON INTERNET TAXES EXPIRES THIS WEEKEND.
EVEN THOUGH THE HOUSE DID SO JUST DAYS AGO- THE SENATE DID "NOT" PASS AN EXTENSION THURSDAY, MIRED IN A DISPUTE OVER STATE SALES TAXES SHOULD APPLY TO BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF E-COMMERCE.
ON SUNDAY NIGHT, TAX OFFICIALS ACROSS AMERICA COULD REINTERPRET HOW TAX LAWS APPLY TO THE INTERNET.
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WATCH FOR WALL STREET'S REACTION TODAY TO THE LATEST RETAIL PRICE INDICATORS.. THE CPI FOR SEPTEMBER ..
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. STOCKS WERE SLUGGISH WITH LOSSES IN TELECOMS AND GAINS IN PHARMACEUTICALS.
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THINGS ARE GOOD AT SPRINT'S WIRELESS UNIT. SPRINT P-C-S SIGNED UP OVER A MILLION NEW SUBSCRIBERS IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS... THE LARGEST INCREASE FOR ANY QUARTER IN THEIR FIVE-YEAR HISTORY.
THE GAINS CAME AT THE EXPENSE DEFECTIONS FROM VERIZON AND CINGULAR WIRELESS...
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UNDER A SEVEN-YEAR AGREEMENT, SONY WILL DEVELOP PRODUCTS USING TIVO'S TECHNOLOGY THAT LET'S VIEWERS PAUSE LIVE T-V AND RECORD SHOWS ONTO A HARD DRIVE.
SONY WILL EITHER MAKE ITS OWN DESIGNS OR BUILD THE TIVO TECHNOLOGY INTO SONY CAMCORDERS AND DVD PLAYERS.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


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[11Beck-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Christopher Beck was put to death by injection at the Greensville Correctional Center last night. Beck apologized for killing his cousin and two of her housemates before he was executed. The Philadelphia man traveled to Arlington in 19-95 to kill his former boss. He also killed his cousin and another man who lived in her house.

[Simpson]


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


O-J Simpson is back on trial--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


This time, Simpson's charged with attacking another driver in a road rage incident.
Prosecutors say the former football star snatched the driver's glasses off during a confrontation last year, causing an injury.
The incident began in a suburban Miami neighborhood, when Simpson rolled through a stop sign and the other driver honked his horn and flashed his lights.
If convicted, Simpson faces a possible 16- year prison sentence.
(------------)


[11New-Citizens]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:24:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

While nations around the globe choose whether to support America in the war against terrorism, some of their citizens are starting new lives in the U-S.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=143-Staunton;]

In Staunton yesterday morning, more than one hundred foreigners were sworn in as new American citizens. They say they're proud to support the US during it's shadowy war against an unseen enemy and that they think they know what's at the heart of the terrorists' hatred.
(///// SOT at :15 /////)
[SOT 12:46-12:54]
[IN Q=First of all...]

((SONIA LUPPI SEHRING/AMERICAN: FIRST OF ALL, I THINK IT'S JEALOUSY BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED.)) ((HELLA ARMSTRONG/AMERICAN: AMERICA IS REALLY, TRULY TO ME A LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. IT'S MUCH EASIER TO LIVE HERE THAN IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY... FOR ME, ANYWAY.))
[SUPER=141-Sonia Luppi Sehring; :00]
[SUPER=141-Hella Armstrong; :08]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUTQ=for me, anyway.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Meantime, INS officials and Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte say they're working to make the immigration process more secure. Legislation to that end is expected to be introduced in the next couple weeks.
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[Daily-Dose]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome often suffer from several intestinal discomforts.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 4:37:22 CONUS]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


But a recent study in the European Journal of Gastroentology and Hapatology says that they can get some relief by cutting down on dairy products. The study found that limiting lactose intake can improve I-B-S symptoms. But it suggests that people should then supplement their diets with calcium and Vitamin D. You can find both of those in non-diary sources like green vegetables, fish, liver or eggs.
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[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The war on terrorism now involves ground troops--
An official confirms a small group of American troops is on the ground in Afghanistan.
Here at home, the battle against Anthrax continues, as a SIXTH person tests positive for the bacteria.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And Roanoke City council gives the green light to zoning changes needed for the Roanoke Times' expansion plans.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more, straight ahead on News 7 Mornin.

[11Anthrax-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC1:52:52]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


As a precaution, Virginia's largest state office building remains shut down following an anthrax scare.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Monroe building was evacuated on Wednesday for a "powdery substance" that officials admit may have been coffee creamer or a crushed breath mint.
Yesterday, a possible security breach in the building's ventilation system room shut the building down for the rest of the week.
That means state checks will be delayed by at least a day.
Meanwhile, the state health commissioner issued a warning to doctors she'd heard are "inappropriately" prescribing anthrax medications.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:44:58]
[IN Q=Drugs have side effects]

((DR. ANNE PETERSON/STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER: DRUGS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. THERE CAN BE HARM THAT COMES FROM INAPPROPRIATE USAGE, BOTH FOR THE INDIVIDUALS... AND ALSO JUST FOR THE BROAD EFFECT OF USING DRUGS ON A REGULAR BASIS WHEN THEY'RE NOT NEEDED AND THE BUILDING UP OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE. IF THIS IS MORE THAN A SHORT TERM EVENT, WE DO NOT WANT TO BE SETTING THE STAGE OF LATER HAVING SOME KIND OF BIOLOGICAL THREAT THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE ANTIBIOTICS THAT WORK FOR IT ANY LONGER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Anne Peterson/State Health Commissioner;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=that work for it any longer.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :12]


Doctor Peterson says emergency resources should be devoted to credible targets, like Richmond's Federal Bank -- which a "haz-mat" team scoured today after suspicious letters were received.
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[11Friendship-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC41:08]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Tests on a suspicious substance found at Friendship Manor Retirement Community in Roanoke County showed no trace of Anthrax.
On Monday, a Postal worker and employee in the administrative office discovered the white powdery substance on some mail.
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[Printing-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-38]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke City Council has approved a zoning amendment that should bolster the Roanoke Times' plan for a new printing plant downtown.
But the vote did not come without vocal criticism from some citizens and concern from some members of council.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Board of Zoning Appeals has already cleared the way for construction. Demolition has started on the property across Second Street from the newspaper's current location.
But as council considered three measures related to the project, there were complaints that members were rushing to judgement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This project is a 31- million dollar investment]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: THIS PROJECT IS A 31- MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT IN OUR CITY. AND WE NEED TO HELP THIS ALONG. IN VIEW OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST MONTH, IT'S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.)) ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I RECOGNIZE 31- MILLION DOLLARS, BUT I ALSO RECOGNIZE THE REALITY OF PEOPLE HAVING MISTRUST IN THE GOVERNMENT. AND WHEN WE RUSH LITTLE THINGS IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S 31 CENTS OR 31- MILLION DOLLARS WE NEED TO TRY TO BRING THE CITIZENS ALONG WITH US.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :25]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=bring the citizens along with us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Council approved the zoning amendment, but two other measures related to the project will come before council again.
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[11Amherst-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC59:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Amherst County parents are wondering whether a fatal school bus stop accident could have been prevented.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


17- year- old Dana Marie Roberson was killed Wednesday as she crossed Route 29 near Faulconerville.
Parents say many students cross the highway to catch the bus on the southbound side so they can be sure of getting a seat.
They also say complaints about the situation have been ignored.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:54:49]
[IN Q=I'm really at]

((BOBBY SMITH/BOB'S MARKET OWNER: I'M REALLY AT A BIG LOSS FOR WORDS BECAUSE THIS SITUATION COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED AND IT WASN'T. THERE WERE PHONE CALLS MADE AND PHONE CALLS IGNORED AND THERE WAS A CHILD KILLED FOR NO REASON.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Smith/Concerned Citizen]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=for no reason.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


School officials say they'll look into complaints that the bus is overcrowded.
The school board could discuss the issue at next month's meeting.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Microsoft releases its earning report.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane in New York]
((Good morning we could be poised for a week ending tech rally---after the

close thursday microsoft reported solid earnings that beat the street by 4 cents per share. sun microsystems also weighed in, reporting a loss that was narrower than expected....
THE MARKETS CLOSED MIXED THURSDAY WITH A DOUBLE DIGIT DIP IN THE DOW...AND A SLIGHT JUMP IN THE NASDAQ.

ESS=closing dow

DOWN MOST OF THE DAY ON MIXED EARNINGS NEWS THE DOW FINISHED DOWN 69 POINTS TO 9163

ESS=closing nasdaq


THE NASDAQ COULDN'T MUSTER MUCH OF A RALLY...CLOSING UP 7 TO 1652.

ONCAM=

THE MARKETS HAD LITTLE REACTION TO THE LATEST ANTHRAX RELATED DEVELOPMENT...THE FIRST CASE INVOLVING A CBS NEWS EMPLOYEE....WHO DOCTORS SAY SHOULD MAKE A FULL RECOVERY...INVESTORS WERE PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO EARNINGS NEWS --after the bell...microsoft and sun microsystems released better than expected numbers....another BRIGHT SPOT
ESS=high fliers: boeing/southwest (luv)


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES.....EARNING A SLIGHT PROFIT IN IT'S MOST RECENT QUARTER DESPITE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS AND NATIONAL SHUT DOWN OF THE SKIES..ANALYSTS SAY IT MAY BE THE ONLY U-S CARRIER TO TURN A PROFIT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER...ALSO REPORTING POSITIVE NUMBERS AIRCRAFT MAKER BOEING....WHICH SAYS FALL OUT FROM THE ATTACKS WILL NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE FOURTH QUARTER....

ESS=good news: coca cola/mattel/hershey foods


AMONG THE BETTER REPORTS...COCA COLA WHICH REPORTEDLY EARNINGS SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF LAST YEAR...MATTEL WHICH IS BOUNCING BACK NICELY FROM A DISMAL 2000 AND HERSHEY FOODS WHICH HAS SOLVED IT'S DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS AND LOOKS WELL POSITIONED FOR IT'S BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON....
ESS=going south?: mc donalds/tribune co/gm


THE NEWS WASN'T AS GOOD FROM MC DONALDS WHICH SAW PROFITS FALL FOR A 4TH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER....CHICAGO'S TRIBUINE COMPANY REPORTED LOWER NUMBERS AS DID G-M...WHICH BLAMES COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SETTLEMENT OF A LAWSUIT FOR ITS LOSS OF 338 MILLION DOLLARS....
.
ESS=marketwatc

FROM MORE BUSINESS NEWS...HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE....CBS DOT MARKETWATCH. COM////

ONCAM=ED

I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH...NY))



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[11Drag-Strip]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:12:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Pittsylvania County judge has put the brakes on plans to build a drag strip.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./February]


On Tuesday, Judge Charles Strauss ruled that the special-use permit issued for construction of the drag strip was invalid.
Landowner Stone Gregory, the Third, wanted to build a quarter-mile drag strip off of Route 832.
Last year, the Board of Zoning appeals issued the permit allowing for construction.
Residents who oppose the project sued, arguing the board failed to follow the county's ordinances.
Judge Strauss agreed.
No word on whether Gregory plans to appeal.
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[11Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


Roanoke Police are recommending that families celebrate Halloween INDOORS this year.
(------------)
[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...
Police 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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[5-Lymphedema]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-08]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, a treatment is showing promising results for severe painful swelling.
As Health Check reporter Joy Sutton tells us, the treatment has helped one local woman get back on her feet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Laura McKinnon has finally found]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=07-Laura McKinnon;10]
[SUPER=01-Nikki Craft/Physical Therapist;35]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=I'M JS for News 7 Mornin.]


(( Laura McKinnon has finally found a treatment that decreases the swelling in her left leg --swelling that had gotten so bad she couldn't wear a shoe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:38]
[IN Q=It was really heavy you had to]

((IT WAS REALLY HEAVY --YOU HAD TO LIFT IT TO GET INTO BED --REALLY HEAVY AWKWARD)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=really heavy akward]


McKinnon suffers from lymphedema --a disease that is caused by trauma to the lymphatic system which causes fluid to accumulate in her leg.
Doctors had told her she would probably have to live with the swelling --but that was before she turned to Lymphedema clinic at Lewis Gale Medical Center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT11:26]
[IN Q=Anyone that has swelling in an area]

((NIKKI CRAFT/PHYSICAL THERAPIST: ANYONE THAT HAS SWELLING IN AN AREA FROM A VARIETY OF CAUSES WOULD BE A CANDIDATE)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=would be a candidate]


Take a look at the difference McKinnon saw after just two weeks of treatment. And here is an example of another patient after a year of treatment.
The treatment includes a specific type of massage which helps promote drainage and an exercise and skin care program.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:10]
[IN Q=If not treated this protein liquid]

((IF NOT TREATED THIS PROTEIN LIQUID CAN ALSO FORM A TISSUE ITSELF --AND THEN THAT'S NOT TREATABLE ONCE IT GET'S TO --SO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE EARLIEST TREATMENT IS THE BEST )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=earliest treatment is the best]


McKinnon goes to therapy twice a week --but she say it's the only thing that has worked.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT6:03]
[IN Q=I could tell it was going down so much]

((I COULD TELL IT WAS GOING DOWN, SO MUCH --SO FAST, WHERE I WAS FINDING NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL BEFORE. SO THE SIGNIFICANCE WAS GREAT IN SUCH A SHORT TIME)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=in such a short time]


And now tasks like walking and getting into a car are no longer a major challenge.
I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))

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[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
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A new poll shows Mark Warner is holding his lead over Mark Earley in the campaign for governor.
But it's a lot closer than it was a month ago.
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The News-7- Mason Dixon survey of 625 likely voters comes a week after the candidates last televised debate.
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Warner has a three point edge over Earley. That's within the poll's margin of error.
Last month, the Democratic nominee had a SIX point leader over his Republican opponent.
Libertarian candidate Bill Redpath is just barely hitting the charts. [TAKE ROAD PLAN FULL SCREEN]
Meanwhile, only about a third of voters say Northern Virginians should NOT get to decide on a sales tax increase to pay for road construction.
The sales tax referendum is a key point of Mark Warner's transportation plan.
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Her name is known by millions around the world, but Madonna's past is often shrouded in mystery.
V-H-1's Rebecca Rankin has a rare look at the future Material Girl from long ago, with the help of a little- known student film.
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(( Rebecca toss WHAT DROVE MADONNA TO BECOME A SUPERSTAR? PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT FOR DECADES - EVEN PEOPLE WHO WENT TO SCHOOL WITH HER.
Wyn Cooper, high school friend It's pretty clear that even at that age she was willing to do quite a bit in front of the camera, including eat a raw egg footage from the "Egg Film."
MADONNA'S CLASSMATE AND FRIEND WYN COOPER SHOT THIS NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN, ABSTRACT SHORT, SIMPLY CALLED "THE EGG FILM," FOR A CLASS AT THEIR MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL
COOPER IS JUST ONE OF MANY EARLY FRIENDS, TEACHERS AND CREATIVE PARTNERS WHO PAINT A PICTURE OF A DRIVEN YOUNG WOMAN WHO HUNGERED FOR ATTENTIONYET WAS DIFFICULT TO REALLY KNOW.
Whitley Setrakian, college roommate There were moment when we were alone together and we were just talking, where I just felt like, "Ok, this is who she really is, this is an unguarded moment."
sound up, "In Artificial Light," Madonna: "I'll do anything for money cause money is my love.
Adam Alter, former manager : I don't think anyone made Madonna, I think Madonna made Madonna."
Rebecca tag YOU CAN SEE MORE OF THIS FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS INCLUDING THE REST OF "THE EGG FILM", AND HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO PLAYED PIVOTAL ROLES IN MADONNA'S EARLY LIFE ON VH1'S "EVOLUTION: MADONNA," SUNDAY, 9/8 CENTRAL. IN NEW YORK, I'M REBECCA RANKIN. )) [Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A public hearing was held in Roanoke concerning a plan to rename Elmwood Park in honor of Martin Luther King. Roanoke City Council listened to a variety of opinions last night, but an agreement was not reached. Council will save the decision on Elmwood Park for a future meeting.

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Also yesterday, City Council approved a zoning amendment that should bolster the Roanoke Times' plan for a new printing plant downtown.
The Board of Zoning Appeals has already cleared the way for construction. Demolition has started on the property across Second Street from the newspaper's current location.
Two other measures related to the project will come before council again.
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Tests on a suspicious substance found at Friendship Manor Retirement Community in Roanoke County showed no trace of Anthrax.
On Monday, a Postal worker and employee in the administrative office discovered the white powdery substance on some mail.

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