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Anthrax is the likely culprit in the deaths of two Washington- area postal workers.
Two other workers are in serious condition at a northern Virginia hospital.
Nine more are showing suspicious symptoms.
Postal officials plan to meet today with federal health experts to consider new precautions for employees around the country.
Those precautions could include wearing gloves and masks as they handle mail.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with an update on the anthrax investigation, and the latest on the war in Afghanistan.
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((
While the House and Senate remain closed this morning for more testing, biohazard teams have completed their sweeps of the Capitol, giving an all clear after an Anthrax laced letter was found in the office of Senator Tom Daschle. Meanwhile, the U.S. Postmaster General is coming up with ways to protect everyone from toxic mail.

SOT: John Potter/U.S. Postmaster General

We have very targeted intervention right now so we can review anything thats suspicious. We are also going to introduce technology.
But it may already be too late. Officials sat it's highly probable that anthrax killed two workers at Washington's central post office and two more are hospitalized. Health officials are advising the staff at 36 other post offices that process mail from the facility to take antibiotics.
Dr. Ivan Walks/Washington Health Department "There are two confirmed cases of inhalation anthrax; both of those confirmed inhalation anthrax cases are Brentwood postal workers working in the back in the employee area.
On the military frontU.S. Coalition forces are now openly supporting the rebel soldiers fighting the Taliban. The air raids continue on front line targets, paving the way for attacks on key citiesOn the ground, one commando team raided the bunker of the Talibans Supreme leaderonly to come up empty.

SOT: Sec. Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

We did not take any prisoners or bring out any detainees.
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A leader of Virginia's Senate, who lost her fight with pancreatic cancer, was remembered yesterday at a memorial service in Charlottesville.
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More than 200 mourners filled St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Charlottesville to say their final goodbyes to Emily Couric.
NBC Today show co-host Katie Couric honored her older sister saying she was proud when people recognized her as "Emily Couric's sister."
Country musician Mary (Chape-in) Chapin Carpenter sang two songs in memory of her friend.
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There's nothing like a lot of people honking at you .. to help you realize something must be wrong with your car or truck.
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That's what happened to James Young yesterday. The construction worker and his passenger got out of the truck safely before it erupted in flames.
The fire and black smoke made a spectacle on Route 122 near Smith Mountain Lake.
Firefighters doused the flames before they could reach the gas tank.
They believe that something ignited oil that was leaking from the truck.
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In sports, The New York Yankees are heading back West, but their destination is Arizona, not Washington.
The Yankees wrapped up their 38th American League pennant with a 12-to-3 win over Seattle in game five of the A-L-C-S.
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The Carolina Panthers haven't hit rock bottom, but they may have a better view of it after Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins. Running back (tee-MAUHNG-ah) Tshimanga Biakabutuka, who ran for 121 yards against the Redskins before breaking his right foot in the fourth quarter, will miss the rest of the season.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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An S-U-V with good gas mileage? It gets good grades from a leading consumer magazine.
And a new cigarette promises a lower cancer risk.
Joe Gilday has those stories and more in today's Consumer Corner.
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(( CIGARETTES COME TRUE, COOL, KING, LIGHT... BUT ARE YOU READY A LOW CANCER SMOKE?
BY THE END OF THE MONTH SMOKERS WILL BE TREATED TO A NEW BRAND CALLED OMNI.
THEY'RE CHEMICALLY TREATED TO REDUCE THE EFFECT OF CANCER-CAUSING

SMOKING IS COOL... CANCER IS NOT.
SO A NEW BRAND OF CIGARETTE COULD BE THE ANSWER.
WHY INHALE A LUNG FULL OF CANCER WHEN YOU COULD BE INHALING A LUNGFUL OF REDUCED CANCER?


PRESSURE TREATED WOOD IS THE POPULAR CHOICE FOR A LOT OF BACKYARD DECKS, FENCES AND PLAYSETS.
BUT IF YOU'RE A DO-IT-YOURSELFER, YOU NEED TO FOLLOW SOME SAFETY RULES WHEN WORKING WITH TREATED LUMBER.
(Title: Pressure Treated Wood Safety Source: American Wood Preservers Institute Chromated copper arsenate Never burn treated wood Wear dust mask when cutting or sanding Wear gloves Wash hands)

MOST WOOD IS PRESERVED WITH CHROMATED COPPER ARSENATE... A PESTICIDE THAT CONTAINS ARSENIC.
YOU DON'T WANT TO INHALE FUMES OR PARTICLES: SO NEVER BURN IT...
AND USE A DUST MASK WHEN CUTTING OR SANDING.
AND YOU DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO GET THAT STUFF MIXED IN WITH YOUR LUNCH.
SO WEAR GLOVES AND WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU'RE DONE.


IN THE EMERGING CLASS OF MINI-S-U-V'S THE SUBARU FORESTER HAS BEEN RANKED AMONG THE "CLEANEST" BY CONSUMER REPORTS.
IT GETS A DECENT MILES PER GALLON RATING, TOO: 22 CITY AND 27 HIGHWAY.
FOR LOOKS, THE FORESTER LEANS MORE TOWARD FUNCTIONAL THAN FLASHY COMPARED TO OTHERS IN ITS CLASS.
BUT, UNLIKE OTHER MINI SPORT YOOTS, ALL-WHEEL DRIVE IS STANDARD EQUIPMENT ON THE FORESTER.
YOU CAN COMPARE EMISSIONS AND FUEL EFFICIENCY RATINGS FOR VEHICLES AT FUEL ECONOMY DOT GOV.
IN THE CONSUMER CORNER, I'M JOE GILDAY, ALL NEWS CHANNEL.))


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In business news this morning, more layoffs in the phone industry, and a victory for a beleaguered American industry.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 23 OF OCTOBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING
MA BELL IS SLICING ANOTHER 24-HUNDRED JOBS..
IT'S ALREADY CUT 8-THOUSAND SINCE JANUARY
IT'S AN ECHO OF CUTS ACROSS THE INDUSTRY .
BELLSOUTH IS CUTTING 3,000.
SPRINT IS CUTTING 6-THOUSAND.
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A VICTORY THIS MORNING FOR THE STRUGGLING AMERICAN STEEL INDUSTRY. THE U-S INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS TOO MUCH CHEAP FOREIGN STEEL HAS DONE SUBSTANTIAL HARM TO U-S STEELMAKERS. THE AGENCY WILL RECOMMEND PENALTIES.
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AOL TIME WARNER IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST FOREIGN T-V SERVICE ALLOWED INTO CHINA.
ORIGINAL CHINESE SHOWS AND RE-DUBBED TIME WARNER MATERIAL ..LIKE MIAMI VICE .. WILL BE SEEN IN SEVEN MILLION HOUSEHOLDS.
IN RETURN, CHINESE STATE TELEVISION WILL BE CARRIED IN ENGLISH ON U-S CABLE.
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ON WALL STREET.. INVESTORS WILL BE WAITING FOR MORE EARNINGS REPORTS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO.. UP 3%.. LED BY TECHS AND BY EXPORTERS DRAWING BUYERS ON A WEAKER YEN.
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POST SEPTEMBER 11.... AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENERS ARE SUDDENLY WATCHING THEIR WAGES RISE AS MUCH AS 50 PERCENT .
WITH THE PUSH TO IMPROVE AIRLINE SECURITY THERE'S NEW EMPHASIS ON FINDING QUALITY SCREENERS. AVERAGE PAY WAS ABOUT $6 AN HOUR.. THAT'S JUMPING UP AS HIGH AS $12 IN AN INDUSTRY THAT HAS 126 PERCENT TURNOVER.
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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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Teachers versus Wizards .. and nobody lost.
Some local teachers put their skills to the test on the hardwood last night, and as Teresa Hamilton reports, education was the name of the game.
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There was no shortage of energy and crazy antics at William Byrd High....as local teachers, administrators and members of the community put their best foot forward against the Harlem Wizards...
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((I'M EXCITED, I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT WE DO HAVE TO DO AND WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO US, SO I'M KIND OF NERVOUS TOO.)) [RUNS07]
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The Harlem Wizards are similar to what we know as the Harlem Globetrotters--- a team that relies heavily on entertainm

ent and audience participation.
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((IT'S A GOOD CROWD AND I'VE TRIED TO DRUM IT UP WITH STUDENTS AT MY SCHOOL TOO AND IT'S ALWAYS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT, A LOT OF FUN AND ANTICS AND JUST A LOT OF FUN.)) [runs08]
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The event is a fundraiser for the Mount Pleasant P-T-A... which actually brought the Wizards to Roanoke Valley a year ago. [take su] ((Last year the two teamed up to raise over four thousand dollar to purchase new playground equipment.)) [runs10] This year-- the P-T-A hopes to raise enough money to purchase a lighted sign for the front of Mount Pleasant elementary as well as accelerated reading material for each classroom.
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((IT WAS SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS AND WE DID SO WELL THAT WE FELT LIKE WE COULD BUILD UP ON WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR AND MAKE IT EVE BETTER SO WE HOPE THAT WILL HAPPEN FOR US TONIGHT.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= for us tonight.]

The Harlem Wizards are also doing some celebrating of their own... this is their 40th anniversary. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Vinton.))

[Health-Check]


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In medical news, new hope for heart patients, and new approval for Celebrex.
Dr. Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((A DRUG USED TO FIGHT CANCER MAY TURN OUT TO BE A LIFESAVER FOR HEART PATIENTS AS WELL
A DRUG CALLED GM-CSF IS TYPICALLY USED IN CANCER PATIENTS TO HELP BUILD DISEASE FIGHTING BLOOD CELLS- BUT WHEN USED IN PEOPLE WITH HEART DISEASE- THIS DRUG HELPS THE BODY BUILD NEW BLOOD VESSELS
THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A GREAT ADVANCE IN THE TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASE- SINCE IT MAY BE SAFER TO SIMPLY GROW NEW BLOOD VESSELS IN THE HEART AROUND BLOCKAGES- RATHER THAN GOING IN AND DOING AN ANGIOPLASTY OR BYPASS.
YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION IN THE JOURNAL CIRCULATION.
A NEW REPORT ON MAMMOGRAPHY HAS RUFFLED A LOT OF FEATHERS.
THIS WEEKS JOURNAL THE LANCET CONTAINS A REPORT THAT SAYS MAMMOGRAMS DO NOT SAVE LIVES.
BREAST CANCER EXPERTS SUCH AS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY WERE QUICK TO JUMP ON THE REPORT - SAYING THE REPORT IS FILLED WITH ERRORS- AND THE BEST THING A WOMAN CAN DO IS TO IGNORE THE REPORT- AND CONTINUE TO GET MAMMOGRAMS ON A REGULAR BASIS.
FINALLY TODAY- A NEW APPROVAL FOR THE ARTHRITIS DRUG CELEBREX.
THE FDA NOW SAYS WOMEN CAN USE THE DRUG FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENSTRUAL PAIN.
CELEBREX WORKS BY BLOCKING CHEMICALS THAT CAUSE MENSTRUAL PAIN- AND IT MAY BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR WOMEN WITH SENSITIVE STOMACHS AND THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF A ONCE A DAY MEDICATION
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
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The U-S Postal service is considering new safety precautions for workers.
That after two Washington- area employees died from what's believed to be Anthrax.
Workers may have to start wearing gloves and masks when they handle mail.
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And a Roanoke county couple is heading to Ground Zero in New York as volunteers for the American Red Cross.
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Join us for all that-- up next on News 7 Mornin.



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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The U-S Postal Service is considering new precautions for its workers.
Two postal employees in the nation's capital are dead from what officials believe is Anthrax.
Two more are in the hospital.
Officials are also monitoring nine others with suspicious symptoms.
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On the war effort, a top Pentagon official is encouraging Afghani opposition forces in a move against the ruling Taliban.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff believes U-S airstrikes will help opposition forces make inroads in Afghanistan.
Jennifer Jones has the latest now from Washington.
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While the House and Senate remain closed this morning for more testing, biohazard teams have completed their sweeps of the Capitol, giving an all clear after an Anthrax laced letter was found in the office of Senator Tom Daschle. Meanwhile, the U.S. Postmaster General is coming up with ways to protect everyone from toxic mail.

SOT: John Potter/U.S. Postmaster General

We have very targeted intervention right now so we can review anything thats suspicious. We are also going to introduce technology.
But it may already be too late. Officials sat it's highly probable that anthrax killed two workers at Washington's central post office and two more are hospitalized. Health officials are advising the staff at 36 other post offices that process mail from the facility to take antibiotics.
Dr. Ivan Walks/Washington Health Department "There are two confirmed cases of inhalation anthrax; both of those confirmed inhalation anthrax cases are Brentwood postal workers working in the back in the employee area.
On the military frontU.S. Coalition forces are now openly supporting the rebel soldiers fighting the Taliban. The air raids continue on front line targets, paving the way for attacks on key citiesOn the ground, one commando team raided the bunker of the Talibans Supreme leaderonly to come up empty.

SOT: Sec. Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

We did not take any prisoners or bring out any detainees.
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A Roanoke County couple will meet face to face with victims of last month's terrorist attacks.
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Jim and Dot Hollandsworth left for New York yesterday afternoon. The retired Roanoke County minister and his wife volunteer for the American Red Cross and were asked if they would be willing to help.
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((JIM HOLLANDSWORTH/AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: AT FIRST WE DIDN'T DIDN'T BOTH RETURING THEIR CALL BECAUSE...YEAH THREE DAYS AGO. ))
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The Hollandsworths will stay 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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In sports--
New Yorkers now have something to celebrate.
The Yankees are making their fourth straight trip to the World Series after beating the Seattle Mariners in Game Five of the A-L-C-S last night, 12 to 3.
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The Yanks scored four times in both the third and sixth innings.
Bernie Williams ripped a two- run homer to cap the third inning fireworks.
Chuck Knoblauch and David Justice supplied R-B-I singles in the sixth.
But Tino Martinez delivered the final blow, a three- run homer in the eighth.
Game one of the World Series against Arizona is Saturday night.
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In college football the computers have spoken. Tech knows where it stands in the race for a national title.
Mike Stevens has that story and more in our morning sports report.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, more earnings reports come out today, but even some sharply lower reports yesterday couldn't keep the markets down.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((AFTER A SLOPPY START, THE BULLS CHARGED AHEAD, DESPITE GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT ANTHRAX IN WASHINGTON. TECH, FINANCIAL AND DRUG STOCKS LED THE WAY.

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DOW SHOT UP 173 POINTS

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WHILE NASDAQ CLIMBED 36 POINTS OR MORE THAN 2 PERCENT.

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SHARES OF AMERICAN EXPRESS CLIMBED EVEN THOUGH THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY SAID PROFIT PLUNGED 60 PERCENT IN THE THIRD QTR AS CUSTOMERS SPENT LESS ON TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT.
SBC COMMUNICATIONS - THE NATION'S SECOND LARGEST LOCAL PHONE COMPANY PLANS TO ELIMINATE SEVERAL THOUSAHD JOBS TO CUT COSTS.
AND MERRILL LYNCH OFFERED ITS 66-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES A BUYOUT PACKAGE TODAY TO REDUCE ITS OVERHEAD AS PROFITS PLUNGE.

(on cam)

PLENTY OF AFTER THE BELL ACTION. Online travel site Expedia posted a first-quarter loss of $4.8 million, or 9 cents per SHARE AS TRAVEL DEMAND DROPPED FOLLOWING THE SEPT 11TH ATTACKS.
AND Communications chipmaker Vitesse Semiconductor REPORTED A FOURTH QTR LOSS THAT WAS IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES AS SALES TUMBLED 73 PERCENT.
MORE HEAVY HITTERS OUT WITH EARNINGS TODAY, INCLUDING ATT, AMAZON.COM, AND COMPAQ.

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TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM. ))

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Lake levels are down, and unhappiness is up, among some merchants at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]


The lake is four feet below normal this year.
That leaves many boats stuck in the mud...
Rocks are jutting up that normally would be submerged ... and some buoys are no longer floating.
Marina owners say fewer customers are using their boats and buying gas.
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[IN Q=For the lake level]
[SOT 10:04:33 - :42]

((MARK DETOURNILLON/MARINA OWNER: FOR THE LAKE LEVEL TO BE LOW SINCE JULY HAS REALLY HURT US. AND I THINK THERE SHOULD BE BETTER CONTROLS AND REGULATIONS AS FAR AS SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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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.))
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American Electric Power sets the lake levels from a control room in Roanoke.
Rainfall was 16 inches below normal this year, so A-E-P got permission to release less water from the lake into the rivers it feeds.
Some businesses and residents feel that should have been done sooner.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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James Young was wondering why other drivers were honking at him. Then he figured it out .. the problem was his truck.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The construction worker and his passenger got out of the truck safely before it erupted in flames.
The fire and black smoke made a spectacle on Route 122 near Smith Mountain Lake.
Firefighters doused the flames before they could reach the gas tank.
They believe that something ignited oil that was leaking from the truck.
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[Mills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC05:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The former general manager of Roanoke's public radio station will have to wait a while longer for his day in court.
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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 2000]

WVTF 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 Nazis."
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[11AIDS-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:45:51]
[GRAPHIC=AIDS]

When it comes to new cases of AIDS and H-I-V in the Roanoke Valley, minorities are close to making up the majority .. so the N-Double-A-C-P is taking action.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The group has joined with the Roanoke City Health Department and other organizations to declare a "health state of emergency". They say H-I-V and AIDS are spreading more rapidly through minority groups than whites, and among women faster than men. One expert says education should start at church.
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[SOT 6:13:52-6:14:07]
[IN Q=Everyone in a person of color's famil...]

((DALE ANTHONY/ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AIDS: EVERYONE IN A PERSON OF COLOR'S FAMILT, SOMEONE GOES TO CHURCH. IF PASTOR SAYS "WE'RE GONNA BEGIIN TO EDUCATE OUTSELVES ABOUT THIS DREADFUL DISEASE" THAN THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN, EVNE IF HE SAYS "JUST PICK UP A PAMPHLET ON YOUR WAY OUT."))
[SUPER=01-Dale Anthony/Advisory Council on AIDS;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=pamphlet on your way out.]
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[VO-NAT]

Events like "home health parties" and "workshops of hope" will be held over the next two weeks to teach community members about AIDS and ways to prevent the disease from spreading.
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[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In other medical news, children and biological attacks. Should any occur, kids would be more at risk.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
Pediatricians are urging officials to take steps to protect children against bioterrorism.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says children live closer to the ground, so aerosol agents with heavy particles will affect them more.
Doctors say children's skin is thinner, and they can be affected developmentally.
The doctors noted the recent anthrax infection of a 7-month-old baby in New York.
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[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia state senator Emily Couric is remembered at a memorial service in Charlottesville.
The 54- year-old died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
N-B-C "Today" show co-host Katie Couric was among the mourners honoring her sister.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it STILL might not be Fluffy's favorite thing--
But in today's "Paws and Claws" segment, we'll learn about the new way of having your cat de-clawed-- laser surgery.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, October 23rd.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.





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[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
U-S warplanes are resuming the airstrike campaign on Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul.
Meanwhile, opposition forces are said to be intensely fighting with Taliban units in a key northern city.
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]


Here at home, postal officials plan to meet with health experts today to consider new precautions for postal workers.
Two Washington workers are dead from what's believed to be cases of Anthrax.
Two others are hospitalized.
A warning is out that OTHER anthrax- tainted letters may be discovered.
Investigators say a Trenton, New Jersey-area postal center could have processed more letters containing anthrax.


Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=141-John Potter/U.S. Postmaster General;]
[SUPER=141-Dr. Ivan Walks/Washington Health Department;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
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[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((
While the House and Senate remain closed this morning for more testing, biohazard teams have completed their sweeps of the Capitol, giving an all clear after an Anthrax laced letter was found in the office of Senator Tom Daschle. Meanwhile, the U.S. Postmaster General is coming up with ways to protect everyone from toxic mail.

SOT: John Potter/U.S. Postmaster General

We have very targeted intervention right now so we can review anything thats suspicious. We are also going to introduce technology.
But it may already be too late. Officials sat it's highly probable that anthrax killed two workers at Washington's central post office and two more are hospitalized. Health officials are advising the staff at 36 other post offices that process mail from the facility to take antibiotics.
Dr. Ivan Walks/Washington Health Department "There are two confirmed cases of inhalation anthrax; both of those confirmed inhalation anthrax cases are Brentwood postal workers working in the back in the employee area.
On the military frontU.S. Coalition forces are now openly supporting the rebel soldiers fighting the Taliban. The air raids continue on front line targets, paving the way for attacks on key citiesOn the ground, one commando team raided the bunker of the Talibans Supreme leaderonly to come up empty.

SOT: Sec. Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

We did not take any prisoners or bring out any detainees.
))


[2-11Couric]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kco]
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[GRAPHIC=Emily Couric]


She was a leader in Virginia's Democratic party, who lost her fight with pancreatic cancer last week. Yesterday, Emily Couric was remembered at a memorial service in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


More than 200 mourners filled St. Paul's Episcopal Church to say their final goodbyes.
NBC Today show co-host Katie Couric honored her older sister saying she was proud when people recognized her as "Emily Couric's sister."
Country musician Mary (Chape-in) Chapin Carpenter sang two songs in memory of her friend.
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[2Basketball-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some local teachers hit the hardwood last night... But winning was not the focus of this showdown. Teresa Hamilton reports-- fundraising was the name of this game.
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[SUPER=01-Amy Shank/Teacher; :39]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Vinton.]
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There was no shortage of energy and crazy antics at William Byrd High....as local teachers, administrators and members of the community put their best foot forward against the Harlem Wizards...
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[sot 00:14:42]
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((I'M EXCITED, I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT WE DO HAVE TO DO AND WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO US, SO I'M KIND OF NERVOUS TOO.)) [RUNS07]
[out q= i'm nervous too.]
The Harlem Wizards are similar to what we know as the Harlem Globetrotters--- a team that relies heavily on entertainm

ent and audience participation.
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[IN Q= It's a good crowd]

((IT'S A GOOD CROWD AND I'VE TRIED TO DRUM IT UP WITH STUDENTS AT MY SCHOOL TOO AND IT'S ALWAYS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT, A LOT OF FUN AND ANTICS AND JUST A LOT OF FUN.)) [runs08]
[out q= a lot of fun.]

The event is a fundraiser for the Mount Pleasant P-T-A... which actually brought the Wizards to Roanoke Valley a year ago. [take su] ((Last year the two teamed up to raise over four thousand dollar to purchase new playground equipment.)) [runs10] This year-- the P-T-A hopes to raise enough money to purchase a lighted sign for the front of Mount Pleasant elementary as well as accelerated reading material for each classroom.
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[in q= It was such]

((IT WAS SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS AND WE DID SO WELL THAT WE FELT LIKE WE COULD BUILD UP ON WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR AND MAKE IT EVE BETTER SO WE HOPE THAT WILL HAPPEN FOR US TONIGHT.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= for us tonight.]

The Harlem Wizards are also doing some celebrating of their own... this is their 40th anniversary. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Vinton.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Mariners]


In sports, It's now 38 pennants and counting for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees have earned their fourth consecutive American League crown by slamming Seattle 12-to-3 in game five of the A-L-C-S.
The Yanks now head to Arizona for game one of the World Series on Saturday.
[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]

Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Michael Vick says he understands why he hasn't played in two weeks. The 21-year-old rookie from Virginia Tech says he knows his time will come ... and he's content to be Chris Chandler's understudy in the meantime.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=TECH 2001 20855TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2001]

Usually football fans of Tennessee and Virginia Tech don't have a lot of love for each other. But in this morning's Tech 2001 report, Mike Stevens says VT and UT are directly linked together.
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[SUPER=04-Last Season; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=...A NICE DAY EVERYBODY."]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((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:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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If you're a cat owner, and you have the ripped up upholstery to prove it, there is something you can do to prevent your feline from destroying your house.
In today's segment of "Paws and Claws," we'll talk about the benefits of having your cat de-clawed.
Doctor Kimberly Jessup from Veterinarians to Cats in Roanoke is here to talk about a new method of de-clawing cats-- laser surgery.
Good Morning, Dr. Jessup, thanks for coming in today.



[SUPER=01-Dr. Kimberly Jessup/Veterinarians to Cats;]



[SUPER=07-"Cheech";]


(1. What are some reasons-- besides just concern over your cat tearing furniture or scratching people-- for getting your cat de- clawed?)

(2. Has your own cat been de-clawed?)

(3. You'd told me before about the new method for de-clawing cats that uses lasers. How does this work? )

(4. Is laser surgery easier on cats?)

(5. Is this kind of surgery available in most vet offices now?)

(6. What are the costs?)

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In sports-- the Yankees are American League champions, beating Seattle 12 to 3.
They're now heading to the World Series.In girls' basketball, a big surprise last night.
Mike Stevens has that story and more in our morning sports report.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


She was a leader in Virginia's Democratic party, who lost her fight with pancreatic cancer last week. Yesterday, Emily Couric was remember at a memorial service in Charlottesville.
More than 200 mourners filled St. Paul's Episcopal Church to say their final goodbyes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lake levels are down, and unhappiness is up, among some merchants at Smith Mountain Lake.
The lake is four feet below normal this year.
That leaves many boats stuck in the mud...
Marina owners say fewer customers are using their boats and buying gas.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And things were hot not far from the lake on route 122.
James Young and a passenger got out of their truck safely before it erupted in flames.
Young knew something was up when other drivers started honking at him.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6.]
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