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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Two Washington- area postal workers are diagnosed with inhalation anthrax; two other employees have died of suspic
ious symptoms.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And we'll talk with a Roanoke County minister and his wife who're shipping out with the Red Cross to aid victims of last month's terrorist attacks.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7, the Cavs look to bounce back in the win column against NC State. Shane Beamer is the subject of tonight's Tech 2001 report.
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And we'll examine what the Bowl Championship Rankings will look like for Tech an hour before they are released.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Lots of things in the sky tonight but what we need are hyrometeors. We will explain in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Anthrax outbreak at a Washington D-C post office seems to have taken a deadly turn.
[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]


Meanwhile more local Red Cross volunteers head out from here to help families in New York City.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
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The surgeon-general says it's ''highly probable'' two employees of Washington's central mail facility died from anthrax.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Investigators are still waiting for final test results.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairfax]


Two other workers have been diagnosed with inhalation anthrax-- they are being cared for at a Northern Virginia hospital.
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The Brentwood postal facility is the only one in the country that has a special government-mail section.
It delivers mail for about 230 government agencies.
Officials urge anyone who works in the facility to be tested immediately.
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[Red-Cross]


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They've volunteered with the American Red Cross for six years...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke;]

But Jim and Dot Hollandsworth's next assignment may well be their most difficult. The retired Roanoke County minister and his wife left this afternoon for New York where they'll assist victims of last month's terrorist attacks.
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[SOT 02:08:02 02:09:06]
[IN Q=WE'VE BEEN IN ]

((JIM HOLLANDSWORTH: WE'VE BEEN IN FIVE OTHER DISASTERS BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS, OF COURSE, AND WE'VE SEEN SOME PRETTY TERRIBLE THINGS AND WE LEARNED NOT TO GET TOO EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED IF WE CAN HELP IT BUT THOSE WHO WE'VE TALKED TO SAY YOU DO GET INVOLVED.)) ((DOT HOLLANDSWORTH: WE'LL JUST KIND OF DEBRIEF IN OUR ROOMS AT NIGHT AND JUST WE'LL ASK THE LORD TO GIVE US A STRENGTH FOR THE NEXT DAY AND TAKE IT A DAY AT A TIME.))
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[SUPER=141-Dot Hollandsworth/American Red Cross Volunteer; :16]
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[OUT Q=a day at a time.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Hollandsworths will remain in New York for 13- days. About a dozen American Red Cross volunteers from our area have assisted with relief efforts in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D-C.
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[AIDS-NAACP]


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The Roanoke NAACP says minority groups aren't getting the message about AIDS.
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That's why the agency is teaming up with the Roanoke City Health Department and other businesses to educate the community about the virus and the way it's spread. The groups came together this morning to declare the Star City in a "health state of emergency" because of rising HIV and AIDS cases among minorities, particularly African American women.
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[IN Q=We're speaking of heterosexual women...]

((BRENDA HALE/PRESIDENT, ROANOKE NAACP: WE'RE SPEAKING OF HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN THAT PRESUME THEY'RE IN A HOMOGENEOUS RELATIONSHIP. WE'RE LOOKING AT MEN THAT ARE PLAYING OUT ON THEIR WIVES. WE'RE LOOKING AT MEN THAT ARE LIVING DOUBLE LIVES. THE EDUCATION IS JUST NOT TAKING PLACE FOR THE WOMEN TO RECOGNIZE THAT THEY'RE IN A PRECARIOUS SITUATION.))
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[OUT Q=they're in a precarious situation.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials are urging all civic, religious and governmental organizations to get involved in educational programs to stop the spread of HIV, and assist in treatment programs for those already suffering from the virus.
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[Optical-Cable]


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Investors in Optical Cable are holding their shares and holding their breath .... many are waiting to see who will buy out the company's president.
Millions of his shares are up for grabs, they may be sold to pay off his debts. [***News 7 @ 6 MB Graphic***]
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Shareholders are asking questions and business reporter Jennifer Miele has some answers.
[LIVE= Shannon /FULL MB Set]
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Shannon, Optical Cable's President Bob Kopstein told me last week he'd been approached by several "individuals" who wanted to buy him out.
He says he's going to put up a fight -- and everyone else who owns stock in the company may join him.
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((I HAVEN'T EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.)) [BUT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((THE CONCLUSION YOU MUST DRAW IS EXTRAORDINARY BAD JUDGMENT.)) [RUNS05]
That's Lynchburg College Professor Thomas Mann's analysis of Bob Kopstein.
Kopstein owned more than 90 percent of his own company is in danger of losing it all thanks to some poor investment decisions.
Mann says it's likely one entity will buy him out -- be it an individual, trust, or corporation.
So Kopstein may lose his company, but not his job.
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((THEY MAY NEED HIS TECHNICAL AND MANAGERIAL EXPERTISE TO RUN THE FIRM, IT THAT'S THE CASE THEN WHOEVER WOULD BE THE BUYER WOULD BE FOOLISH TO GET RID OF HIM)) [RUNS08]
If one entity DOES get hold of Kopstein's shares, Mann says minority shareholders will be at that entity's mercy.
Mercy comes in the form of a forced buyout.
If it happened today, for example, you'd get a dollar twenty eight a share - no matter what you paid for it originally.
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((THEY VIRTUALLY HAVE NO RECOURSE. THEY COULD TRY, BUT IT'S NOT WORTH THE MONEY.)) [RUNS04]))
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Now, why would an "entity" want to force a buy out?
First, the decision making process... any decision that needs to be made can be without a shareholder vote... say a merger, or acquisition.
Second, if a good decision is made, one "entity" reaps the benefits. If a bad decision is made, there are no shareholders to answer to.
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Shannon.

[L'burg-Murder]


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Lynchburg police are searching for a suspect in a fatal armed robbery last week.
20- year- old Michael A. Mosley was shot to death near a friend's car on Bedford Avenue Wednesday night.
Police say 24- year- old Christopher Brusant Smith approached the car and demanded money, then shot Mosley.
Two men inside the car handed over their wallets.
Smith is charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery and three counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
Anyone with information as to Smith's whereabouts is asked to call Lynchburg police.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The legal battle between Virginia Tech and a former G-M of Roanoke's public radio station won't go to court this week.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And the water level's down at Smith Mountain Lake.
That has tension between merchants and A-E-P rising.
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[Lt.-Governor]
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The man who proclaims himself the future of Virginia's Democratic party considers the first Republican Governor of the 20th century his hero.
[ANCHOR=SHannon]
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Tim Kaine's running for lieutenant governor.
Tonight, Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has his story.
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(( He grew up in Kansas City, the oldest son of welder -- in what he calls the least political family ever.
Timmy Kaine was a Catholic altar boy who sang in the choir.
As a Catholic, he's morally opposed to the death penalty, but is for abortion rights.
Tim Kaine went on to Harvard Law School.
There, he took a year off to work at a Jesuit mission in Honduras.
And, he met his future wife Anne -- a juvenile and domestic relations judge who's legally prevented from joining him on the campaign trail -- and who's the Roanoke-raised daughter of a former Virginia governor.
Republican Linwood Holton is Kaine's political hero.
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((TIM KAINE/D-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: HE STOOD FOR SOME OF THE SAME PRINCIPLES THAT I REALLY BELIEVE IN: RACIAL RECONCILIATION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION. HE'S ONE OF MY HEROES BECAUSE HE RAN FOR OFFICE FIVE TIMES AND HE LOST FOUR TIMES. BUT PEOPLE DON'T REMEMBER THAT HE LOST FOUR TIMES. THEY REMEMBER THAT THE ONE TIME HE WAS ELECTED HE REALLY USED THAT CHANCE TO DO GREAT THINGS.))
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Holton actually tried to talk Kaine out of running for Richmond City Council.
But while in his eight years there, three as mayor, crime dropped 55 percent, five new schools opened, and most tax rates dropped.
On the day of the Democratic primary, Kaine made perhaps his baldest political claim.
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((TIM KAINE/D-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: AND I THINK I'M A PERSON BY AGE, EXPERIENCE, ENERGY, ABILITY TO APPEAL TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE, I'M THE CANDIDATE WHO BEST REPRESENTS A WINNING FUTURE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AFTER A DECADE OF LOSSES.))
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After his years in Richmond politics, Kaine says NOT much personal mudslinging surprises him.
But charges Republican Jay Katzen admits he fabricated did.
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((TIM KAINE/D-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: I'M OFFENDED THAT SOMEBODY CAN LOOK A VOTER IN THE EYE AND SAY LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT MY OPPONENT. HE IS SOMEBODY WHO'S AGAINST THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. HE IS SOMEBODY WHO'S AGAINST PRAYER. HE'S AGAINST THE BOY SCOUTS. I MEAN, I WORKED AS A MISSIONARY FOR GOD'S SAKE. I START OFF EVERY CITY COUNCIL MEETING WITH A PRAYER AND WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.))
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Kaine stepped down as mayor last month.
If elected, Kaine says he'll quit his civil rights law firm job and be a full-time lieutenant governor... and certainly a candidate for 2005.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[MIlls]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A former general manager of Roanoke's public radio station will NOT get his day in federal court this week. Witnesses- -including the President of Virginia Tech- -had already been subpoenaed to appear Wednesday. But this afternoon... less than 48 hours before trial in U-S District Court was set to begin- -the judge took the case off his trial docket.
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Station Manager Steve Mills was demoted, then let go last year, in a dispute primarily over whether to air The New York Metropolitan Opera. The dispute came to a head when Mills referred to listeners who complained about his decision to take it off the air as "Opera Nazi's."
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Referring to Tech's decision to terminate Mills, Judge Sam Wilson said: "If they don't want him to be independent, it's their business, isn't it?" The judge has yet to issue a formal opinion.

[Stocks]


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Wall Street began the week with a broad-based rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 173 points.
NASDAQ gained 37.
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[Lake-Levels]
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Some Smith Mountain Lake merchants fear low lake levels may make it hard to stay afloat.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They say A-E-P is releasing too much water from the lake ... hurting business and becoming a hazard for boaters.


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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But A-E-P says the lake has been there before.
As Marya Jones reports, it's a balancing act for all involved.
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(( Autumn leaves usually bring out the boaters at Smith Mountain Lake.
But this year, low lake levels are leaving many watercrafts stuck in the mud.
Just ask marina owner Mark (Detour-NEE-ON) Detournillon.
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((MARK DETOURNILLON/SHORELINE MARINA: YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE WATER LINE IS ON ALL THESE POLES. THE WATER LINE IS RIGHT UP TO HERE. FULL POND IS USUALLY RIGHT HERE. )) [RUNS:10]
Smith Mountain Lake is down four feet from normal.
Jagged rocks that were once submerged now stick up from the water.
Many buoys are no longer floating.
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((I'M SURPRISED WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY SERIOUS INJURY BECAUSE OF IT.)) [RUNS:02]
Detournillon says the low lake levels mean many customers can't get their boats in the water and fewer are buying gas from him.
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(( FOR THE LAKE LEVEL TO BE LOW SINCE JULY HAS REALLY HURT US. AND I THINK THERE SHOULD BE BETTER CONTROLS AND REGULATIONS. )) [RUNS:06]
American Electric Power sets the lake levels from a control room in Roanoke.
Those levels are federally regulated.
But in the last year, rainfall was 16 inches below normal.
So, A-E-P requested a variance from the government, allowing them to release less water from the lake into the rivers it feeds.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP: WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS BALANCE THE IMPACTS OF THE DROUGHT ON THE LAKE USERS AS WELL AS THE DOWNSTREAM INTERESTS. 18:22:02 AND EVERYBODY HOPEFULLY ENJOYS THE BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT AND SHARES IN THE NEGATIVES WHEN THEY COME.)) [RUNS:13]
All hope the "negatives" don't last long ... so business on the lake can take off once again.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, UVa looks to stop the regression in Raleigh. The first BCS rankings of the year come our in about an hour. We'll take a sneak peak at them and
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[VO-NAT]

check in with Shane Beamer in Knoxville in tonight's Tech 2001 Report.
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[S-Tech2001]


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[GRAPHIC=TECH 2001]

From this week through the end of the season the Tech 2001 report will include an update on the latest BCS, or Bowl Championship Series Rankings. The first such numbers will be released tonight at seven o'clock.
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[GO TO PINNACLE ON BCS] However, this is what you can expect the official rankings to look like. Oklahoma and Nebraska, who play each other this Saturday, will hold down the top two spots followed by UCLA, Miami and the Hokies. Three teams - Michigan, Texas and Tennessee - each with one loss are ahead of unbeatens Maryland and Washington State.
The Vols of UT should be in the 8 spot when the rankings come out tonight.
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With Tech 5th and Tennessee 8th that means that at least for this week - father still knows best in the Beamer Household.
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[OUT Q=...BOY FINDS A BOY SOON."]
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((Shane Beamer is halfway through his first season as a football coach at the University of Tennessee. He landed his second graduate assistant's job with the Vols by simply hanging with Dad at the right time. ((SHANE BEAMER:)) ((PHIL FULMER:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((SHANE BEAMER:)) Shane spent last season with Ga. Tech working exclusively on the offensive side of the ball. This year in Knoxville he's switched to defense coaching safeties. He's trying to be his own yet at the same time be exactly like his successful father. ((SHANE BEAMER:)) Emulating him is one thing - working for him is another. Tech fans would love to see Shane come home and work under his dad, Frank's open to the idea - but like any father he just wants his son to start drawing a full-time paycheck.))

((SHANE:)) ((FRANK:))


[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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UVa will try and shake a three game slide Saturday at N.C. State. Steve Mason has more.
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[S-Giants]


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First place in the NFC East will be on the line tonight as the Giants host the Eagles at the Meadowlands. Tiki says scoring on Philly will be a tall task.
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[OUT Q=...LET THAT HAPPEN."]

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