[News-heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on New s7-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Streets in downtown Roanoke are blocked off for hours after a bomb scare.
We'll have a live report.
Plus the latest on the Anthrax scare just miles from the White House.
And what kind of housing will Roanoke need in the future? We'll have the story.
(------------)
[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A scare in downtown Roanoke after a company receives a suspicious package and threatening phone call.
(------------)
[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Roanoke-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#01-48 TC1:01:22]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


It's been a long and tense evening in Downtown Roanoke but police say all is now clear.
Tonight, state police determined a package sent to an office in the SunTrust building did not contain explosives or Anthrax.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton has been scene all night.
What's going there now?
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:they want answered.)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=nothing susupicious about it.]
(-------------)
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave]



[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC04:39]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


All tests for Anthrax at the main post office in Roanoke are negative.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A postal official says the workers were evacuated early this morning after a white powder was found on a mail processing machine.
A hazardous materials unit responded, and took samples of the substance for analysis.
All tests came back negative.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The president of the postal workers union in Roanoke, Dan Dixon, says he's upset that employees were sent back into the area before the powder was identified.
[TAKE VIDEO]

[Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:15:19]
[GRAPHIC=]


[TAKE VIDEO]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


All clear at the Planned Parenthood offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
Planned Parenthood officials say the F-B-I told them lab tests found no trace of Anthrax on two suspicious letters.
(------------)



[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]


President Bush says he's sure he's safe at the White House and he doesn't have anthrax.
That after the discovery of Anthrax today at a mail facility six miles away.
Meanwhile a New Jersey postal worker now has the inhaled form of Anthrax.. and it's been confirmed that two postal workers did in fact die from Anthrax.
Teri Okita now with the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Mathca/Inova Fairfax Hospital; :50]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THE WHITE HOUSE GO THROUGH THE SAME POSTAL STATION THAT HANDLES CONGRESSIONAL MAIL. INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOUND TRACE AMOUNTS OF ANTHRAX ON A MACHINE THAT OPENS WHITE HOUSE MAIL, BUT AT THIS POINT, OFFICIALS SAY NO ONE THERE HAS SHOWN SYMPTOMS Bush: Theres no question the evil-doers are continuing to try to harm America and Americans. THE F-B-I HAS RELEASED THE TEXTS OF THE ANTHRAX-LACED LETTERS ... ALL SIMILAR IN CONTENT. THIS ONE ADDRESSED TO SENATOR TOM DASCHLE READS: YOU CANNOT STOP US. WE HAVE THIS ANTHRAX. YOU DIE NOW. ARE YOU AFRAID? DEATH TO AMERICA. DEATH TO ISRAEL. ALLAH IS GREAT. THE POSTAL FACILITY IN WASHINGTON REMAINS CLOSED AFTER TWO WORKERS DIED FROM INHALATION ANTHRAX AND TWO OTHERS WERE HOSPITALIZED. THE HOSPITAL SAYS THE TWO PATIENTS HAVE BEAT THE ODDS SO FAR. Dr. Susan Mathca/Inova Fairfax Hospital: There is very little medical literature to guide us and we are preceding cautiously. THE TESTING OF ALL POSTAL EMPLOYEES IN THE REGION CONTINUES, BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN ROUNDLY CRITICIZED FOR DRAGGING THEIR FEET. AS FOR THE PROBE INTO LAST MONTHS ATTACKS, THE ATTENTION IS NOW FOCUSED ON GERMANY ... WHERE THREE OF THE DEAD HIJACKERS AND OTHER THREE MEN ... WHO ARE NOW ON THE RUN ... ALLEGEDLY PLOTTED. John Ashcroft/Attorney General: It is clear that Hamburg served as a central base of operations for these six individuals and their part in the planning of the September 11th attacks. Teri Okita/Reporting: IN AFGHANISTAN, THE PENTAGON SAYS ALL KNOWN TERRORIST TRAINING CAMPS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, AS HAVE MOST OF THE TALIBAN'S AIR DEFENSES AND COMMAND CENTERS. NOW, U-S FORCES ARE FOCUSING ON THE TALIBAN'S TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT ON THE FRONT LINES. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


New evidence shows what air strikes are accomplishing in Afghanistan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 08]


This video shows an attack on a Taliban fuel convoy.
But just what affect is the bombing having on the Al Queda network?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:42:04]
[IN Q=]

((GEOFF HOON/BRITISH DEFENSE MINISTER; WE BELIEVE THEAT NINE AL QUEDA CAMPS WERE OCCUPIED BEFORE THE START OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS. I CAN NOW TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PUT ALL OF THESE CAMPS OUT OF ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Geoff Hoon/British Defense Minister;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=out of action.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 17]


That doesn't mean that the terrorists themselves are out of action. They're probably hiding...
Taliban leaders insist though that the U-S is hitting civilian targets.
The Pentagon does some bombs landed in a field near a home for the elderly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:42:59]
[IN Q=]

((VICTORIA CLARKE/ASST. DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE; AT 11:24 SATURDAY A US NAVY F-14 MISSED ITS INTENDED TARGET IN A RAID OF THE AREA IN NORTHWEST OF KABUL.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Clarke/Asst. Deputy Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=Northwest of Kabul.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 06 plus pad]


Clarke says she doesn't have any information on casualities, but says the U-S regrets any loss of civilian life.
(-----------)



[Floyd-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Two children and an adult were killed in a head-on collision in Floyd County this morning.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
It happened on Route 221 near Copper Hill.
State police say 41-year old David Lawson of Copper Hill crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a farm truck.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Lawson and two children riding with him -- ages 4 and 8 -- died at the scene.
The farm truck's driver, Skip Conner, was taken the hospital.

[Fatal-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Northwest Roanoke teenager who was thrown from the back of a car has died from her injuries.
Roanoke Police say 15-year-old Brittany Anthony was sitting on the trunk of a friend's car, when her friend pulled away.
Anthony fell onto the pavement, injuring her head and neck.
Police say the 17-year-old driver said she did NOT know the girl was sitting on the trunk.
Anthony was a student at William Fleming High School.

[L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:08:24]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Airport]


United Express is moving ahead with plans to get rid of service at the Lynchburg airport.. and airline officials say they're too busy to meet with city leaders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


United says it will reduce its daily flights to Washington Dulles from four to two by November and discontinue them entirely by January.
If that happens, airport manager Mark Courtney hopes the two remaining carriers will fill the void.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:50:51]
[IN Q=My sense is]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: MY SENSE IS THAT AFTER THEY CUT MORE, MAKE DEEPER CUTS THAN ARE REALLY NECESSARY, THEN PARTICULARLY BUSINESS TRAVEL STARTS COMING BACK AND THE ECONOMY STARTS IMPROVING EARLY NEXT YEAR THAT THERE'LL BE AIRLINES LIKE DELTA AND EVEN A USAIRWAYS ONCE THINGS STABILIZE WITH THEIR FLEET, THEY THEY'LL BE LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=looking for opportunities.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Courtney is still trying to set up a meeting with congressional leaders, city council and United to talk it.
(------------)



[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:47:45]
[GRAPHIC=I 73]


Interstate 73 continued to spark debate among the Roanoke County Supervisors today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


At issue- Alternate 6-A, the current plan to take the new highway from interstate 581 through the Mount Pleasant community.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Two weeks ago, the board voted to oppose that route. But after Butch Church said he made a mistake, the supervisors reconsidered and reversed their decision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's unfortunate]

((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE. IT'S UNCALLED FOR. I THINK IT'S HEIGHTENED REGIONALISM THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DEVELOPING. AND I THINK IT'S THE WRONG MESSAGE TO SEND OUR CITIZENS.)) ((JOE MCNAMARA/WINDSOR HILLS SUPERVISOR: TO TRY TO STRUCTURE THIS AS AN EAST COUNTY VERSUS WEST COUNTY VERSUS MIDDLE COUNTY IS I THINK NOT ACCURATE AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Windsor Hills Supervisor; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=not accurate at all.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Supervisors gave unanimous support to plans for a new luxury car dealership in the Clearbrook area. They agreed to commit 300- thousand dollars in future tax revenue to pay for new water and sewer lines to the site.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's merger with First Union is still being completed... but it may have already hurt Wachovia's earnings.
Details when News 7 returns.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And an area call center will soon be hanging up.
(-------------)



[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in sports"]
(----------)



[Telegate]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC39:25]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


120 people will be out of work when a Clifton Forge call center shuts down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape;]


Telegate U-S-A, formerly known as C-F-W, informed workers today that it will close by the end of the year.
Operators there handle directory assistance calls for long distance companies.
Telegate officials say business has been decreasing as their clients cut back on service.
Company leaders are meeting with Telegate's union next week to discuss severance packages.
(------------)



[Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:59:23]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia]


It has been just two months since Wachovia and First Union became one, and already bank officials say they're disappointed by the financial numbers...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/File Tape]


The bank reports a third quarter loss of 334 million dollars, and is blaming that number in part on the merger.
Wachovia's president says he's not satisfied with the bottom line, but is taking the right steps to strengthen the bank's balance sheet.
(------------)



[AEP-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


A-E-P got some good earnings news today.
Third quarter earnings were up 12-percent, despite the slowing economy.
The nation's largest power generator says it made nearly 460-million dollars in the quarter that ended September 30th.

[NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC07:24]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Meanwhile, Norfolk Southern's third quarter earnings are due out tomorrow.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tells us what to watch for.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, it's been a]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :14]
[RUNS=37]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(( Well, it's been a relatively quiet quarter for Norfolk Southern... in Southwest Virginia Terms, that means relatively few layoffs.
The railroad's massive restructuring plan is almost complete, but the results have yet to be realized.
And speaking of results, analysts reduced earnings estimates at the beginning of the month.
But, they say, no company's third quarter postings will be true to form.
The September 11th attacks took a toll on the entire economy, including Norfolk Southern as railway traffic lost steam.
What they'll all be watching for is how much ground N-S can recover in the fourth quarter.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[Housing-Network]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:17:11]
[SS=None]


The population of the Roanoke Valley is changing.
Experts say housing must change with those shifting demographics.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The aging population, for example, could require more single story homes in the Roanoke Valley. The influx of young professionals could require more upscale, high-tech housing near downtown.
Those are some of the trends the Roanoke Regional Housing Network considered this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:23:04]
[IN Q=When an industry comes into Roanoke]

((DAVID BEIDLER/ROANOKE REGIONAL HOUSING NETWORK: WHEN AN INDUSTRY COMES INTO ROANOKE, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT IT ASSESSES IS THE HOUSING STOCK. THAT'S TRUE COMING INTO ANY AREA. SO YES IF WE WANT TO IMPROVE OUR ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ROANOKE, WE NEED TO IMPROVE OUR HOUSING. THEY GO HAND IN HAND.))
[SUPER=01-David Beidler/Roanoke Reg. Housing Network;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=go hand in hand.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Biedler (BIDE-luhr) says Roanoke's rental inspection program has helped improve the city's housing stock. And he's hopeful that recent state legislation will give local officials more tools to improve dilapidated buildings.
(------------)


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


An embarrasing moment for a Virginia Parole Board member... and the Mark Warner campaign when it tries to make political hay out of it.
We'll explain in a moment.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And the Hokie Bird will soon be making a visit to the Hubble Space Telescope.
(----------------)


[WEB-ADDRESS]
(///// SOT /////)

[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Campaign-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC1:57:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Virginia Parole Board member is apologizing for his Saturday night "drunk in public" arrest in Richmond.
Kent Smith says he had "a lapse in judgment" that he won't have again.
The parole board is a full time, 90-thousand dollar a year job... deciding which inmates should be released from prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


The incident was the subject of a Democratic Party news conference today.
Party officials played an amateur video of a man they allege is Kent Smith.
They said he was being arrested in the video for tearing down Mark Warner posters.
In fact, Smith was only charged with being "drunk in public."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 12:44:14]
[IN Q=No, this is what it is]

((ALAN MOORE/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA: NO THIS IS WHAT IT IS. THIS IS JUST A VERY QUICK, GRAB THE CAMERA, SOMETHING'S GOING ON. ))
[SUPER=401-Alan Moore/Democratic Party of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=camera, something's going on.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :08]


The party never supplied any evidence that Mr. Smith was engaging in any activity related to the campaign.
(------------)



[Tech-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:24:40]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Virginia Tech's mascot is gearing up for a trip into space.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A Tech engineering alumni working for NASA has arranged for a Hokie bird to travel with a shuttle crew. Tech's mascot is scheduled to visit the Hubble telescope next February. Officials are hopeful the hokie will be seen on downlinks from space.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:01]
[IN Q=for someone to ]

((JERRY DIFFELL/TECH BOOKSTORE MANAGER; FOR SOMEONE TO THINK BACK AND SAY WELL I CAN REMEMBER GOING TO VIRGINIA TECH AND THAT WOULD BE FUN FOR THE HOKIE BIRD TO GO INTO SPACE SHUTTLE I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Diffell/Tech Bookstore Manager]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THINK THAT'S GREAT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Another emblem is marking its return to campus. A Virginia Tech flag flown aboard the submarine U-S-S Scranton in June as it emerged at the North Pole was returned to the school. Tech and the Scranton have a working relationship to guide the naval ROTC unit at the University.
(-----------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=sma]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Rick Mast lands a new ride, girls high school basketball for ya and, as holloween aproaches, some scary yet true Tech football training table video for ya,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Sports Illustrated; :00]


But first our extra point. Look who is on the cover of Sports Illustrated again. Michael Jordan graces the cover of the next issue as he and his Washington Wizards try to go from one of the NBA's worst to best.
Also, this afternoon, home run king Barry Bonds was selected as player of the year by The Sporting News.Bonds 73 yard balls broke the record held by Mark Mc Gwire for just three years. This is the second time Bonds has won the award, the first was in 1990 while playing for the Pirates.
(------------)

[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=x5031;]
[SUPER=0103-j/New Jersey/2//Ottawa/1///j/Los Angeles/7//Columbus/1///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0103-/Boston/0/j/Toronto/2///j/Pittsburgh/4//Atlanta/2///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0103-/Washington/1//Tampa Bay/1//Final in OT//San Jose/1/j/Buffalo/4///;]
[SUPER=x5027;]
[SUPER=0099-j/Auburn/44//Radford/40////Blacksburg/34/j/Northside/49///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0099-/Tunstall/32/j/Patrick Co./62////Laurel Park/61/j/Martinsville/74///;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
(-------------)




[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Rick Mast]


Rick Mast has a new Winston Cup ride...at least for this weekend. He will race for Junie Dunleavy at Phoenix this Sunday in the Checker Autoparts 500.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Mast, who has had more than his share of rough times this season, attempted to make last weekend's race at Talladega in a Donleavy car but failed.
Mast replaces Hut Stricklin for this Sunday's race and sources say Mast will be the main driver for the 90 Ford race team for next season.
(------------)



[S-Rick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-106]
[GRAPHIC=rick mast]


News 7 sports has learned that the Richmond based team and the Rockbridge Bath's driver will have sponsorship from several Virginia based companies including the Virginia Lottery and Sauers mayonaise. We have also been told that Governor Gilmore was involved in putting this all Virginia deal together. All that is left now is signing on the dotted line.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Will Drive #90 Ford This Weekend; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....real close to it"]
(------------)



[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=girls basketball]


Tuesday night always means girls high school hoops this time of year. Northside played host to Blacksburg last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Indians vs. Vikings; :00]


The Indians were looking for a key Blue Ridge District win,
But the Vikings would put just to much athleticism on the court last night.
In the first quarter, watch the Indians Becca Mills drive hard to the basket but dishes to Erin Hanson who scores two of her team high 11 on the night.
[SUPER=33-Northside/49/Blacksburg/34;]


Then, Jordan Phillips gives to Hanson again and this time she hits the shot form way outside and the Indians are within one.
The Vikings Brittany Hughes takes the pass from Corrie Feritta and hits the leaner off the window, two of her game high 19.
Hughes does it again, this time going into the paint on the drive for two, Northside wins 49-34.
(------------)



[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-108]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle has selected former G.W. Danville star Tyrone Barksdale as the local player who will be entered into the NBDL draft October 26th through November third.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Barksdale tried out at Roanoke College October 14th. The 6' foot 1 point guard attended the University of Indianapolis for the 1996-97 season where he averaged 18 points a game along with four assists.
(------------)
[anchor=steve]
[graphic=dazzle]


We should mention that Troy Manns, if he had not sprained his ankle, would have been in the running. Now, Barksdale will attend the draft and the Central Training camp in Swanee, Georgia at the end of October. He is one of 150 players from which the NBDL will draw it's core roster for the teams. One other note, the players will work out at the Winners Circle Sports Academy owned by Ralph Sampson.

[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Syracuse/Virginia Tech game this Saturday at Lane Stadium is a sell out. Tech is favored by two touchdowns and a field goal. Mike Stevens has the story of a Hokie who makes a point about toughness.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday Afternoon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Va. Tech Senior Linebacker; :21]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Head Athletic Trainer; :38]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Larry Austin/Va. Tech Senior Cornerback; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
(---------------)

((Just over a week ago Jake Houseright underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to have the meniscus cartilage trimmed. This ultrasound treatment stimulates the healing process, but Houseright already is recovering so well, that he has been cleared to play the entire game against Syracuse. ((JAKE HOUSERIGHT:)) ((MIKE GO FORTH:)) The senior from Gate City has had 5 different knee surgeries since arriving at Tech. Yet he's never backed down from rehabilitation or wavered in his desire to play. ((JAKE:)) ((MIKE:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((LARRY AUSTIN:)) Sophomore Eric Green will start in Austin's place at the field corner position where he started 5 games last season. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]

The Salem Avalanche announced the schedule for the 2002 season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Last year's Carolina League champions will open the 2002 campaign and the defense of it's first league title in 14 years at Salem Memorial Stadium Friday April 5th against the Potomac Cannons in a three game series. There are 71 home dates next season for the Avs, including 31 weekend dates.
(------------)


[S-Series]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-99]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Diamondbacks]

Game one of the World Series is saturday in Arizona between the Yankees and the Diamondbacks and as far as pitching goes. New York will be looking in the mirror against the D-Backs
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I've]
[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/New York Yankees Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......can throw at ya"]
(-------------)


[Panda]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Playing basketball... lifting weights... playing the trumpet... Difficult tasks for humans,even tougher for a Panda.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China]


These are just some of the things 16-year old Ying Ying does at his incredible performances in a Beijing Circus.
The crowds love the celebrity bear, which has been in acrobatics since the age of one. But not everyone is entertained. Animal rights advocates say he's being exploited. YingYing's trainers disagree - they say he loves to perform and is a natural showoff at heart. (------------)