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Coming up-
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Four more postal workers... sick from Anthrax. We'll have a live report...
While the U-S postmaster urges all Americans to wash their hands.
You could call it hands across the American flag.... We'll show the work of some New York kids.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus record snow tonight..
News 7 is next.

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[SOT 20:33:19]
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((WHO WANTS TO BE THE ONE WHO INHALES IT AND .. WANTS TO BE THAT PERSON.)) [BUTT TO 20:33:46] ((WELL I THINK MY LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY JOB. YOU CAN ALWAYS GET ANOTHER JOB.))
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[OUT Q=GET ANOTHER JOB.]
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[VO-NAT]


Postal workers say they don't feel safe... after four more postal workers are now hospitalized with Anthrax.. in Washington D-C.
While tonight word that more attacks may be planned.
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[SOT 14:06:47]
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((ROBERT MUELLER/FBI DIRECTOR: WE ARE ASSESSING THREATS IN REAL TIME AND PROVIDING WARNINGS TO CITIES AND THE NATION AND I MUST TELL YOU THE THREAT REMAINS VERY HIGH.))
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[Anthrax-Afghan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Now the search is on to find those responsible.
Some seven thousand FBI agents are working on the case... trying to figure out who sent Anthrax that's killed three people and left several more hospitalized.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan and Teri /Newspath;]


Teri Okita has the latest on the Anthrax scare and on the war in Afghanistan. She joins us live from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director; :34]
[SUPER=01-Rear Admiral John Stufflebeem/Joint Chiefs of Staff; 1:14]
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(( WORKERS AT ALL WASHINGTON POSTAL STATIONS ARE NOW TAKING ANTIBIOTICS AFTER FOUR MORE COLLEAGUES ARE HOSPITALIZED FOR INHALATION ANTHRAX. MANY EMPLOYEES ARE STILL FUMING THAT THEY WEREN'T TESTED FOR ANTHRAX EXPOSURE. How do I know what I got? They stopped swabbing people. They stopped testing people. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, DIRECTOR OF HOMELAND SECURITY TOM RIDGE RESPONDED TO ACCUSATIONS THAT WORKERS ON CAPITOL HILL RECEIVED PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BY UNDERGOING TESTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER ANTHRAX WAS DISCOVERED: Tom Ridge/Director of Homeland Security: I regret that whole notion has come into the public discussion . IN AFGHANISTAN, TALIBAN LEADERS CONTINUE TO ACCUSE AMERICA OF TARGETING INNOCENT CIVILIANS, BUT THE PENTAGON CLAIMS THE TALIBAN IS ACTUALLY POSITIONING ITS HARDWARE NEAR CIVILIAN SITES INCREASING THE CHANCES AMERICAN BOMBS WILL KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE. THE PENTAGON ALSO SAYS THE TALIBAN IS MESSING WITH THE FOOD SUPPLY. Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem/Joint Chiefs of Staff: We are confident in the information that we have that they may intend to poison one or more types of food sources and blame it on the Americans.))
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[Precautions]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Tonight the U-S postmaster General is advising Americans to wash their hands with soap and water after handling mail...everyday.
John Potter says he can not guarantee that mail is safe from Anthrax contamination.
Postal officials say use common sense.
Improved safety gloves and masks are being sent to mail workers as the postal service awaits next weeks delivery of its first high tech equipment to sanitize the mail.

[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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In Roanoke... questions and concerns after yesterday's anthrax scare at the main Roanoke Post office-
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The post office was evacuated early Tuesday, after a white powder was found on a processing machine.
Ultimately no anthrax was detected, but workers say they were told the area was safe and were ordered back to work before officials received test results on the substance.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Postal Service spokeswoman says officials had received negative test results on seven employees, and strong medical assurances there would be no cross-contamination if other machines resumed operation.
Union leaders and postal officials will meet to discuss the incident on Thursday.
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[TAKE VIDEO]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/October 16]


An anthrax scare in Lynchburg last week has turned out to be just that.. a scare.
Some white powder fell out of a letter at this home on Sandusky Drive.
The powder has been tested and it is "not" anthrax.
Police aren't sure what it was.
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[Warner-Mailer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:43:20]
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A Virginia direct mail firm says it made "a serious error in judgment."
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[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Montross- based Marketing Services Incorporated may have also cost Democrat Mark Warner some votes.
The company mailed out 50 thousand blue envelopes with NO return address to Republican- leaning women across the state -- a definite no-no in the anthrax era.
Darcy and Mark Staples actually stuck the one they got in a zip-lock bag and tore it open with a knife.
They blamed Mark Warner when they saw the "Virginians for Warner" letterhead.
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((DARCY STAPLES/LETTER RECIPIENT: AND I WAS FURIOUS, BECAUSE WHETHER OR NOT HE HAS ACCESS TO KNOW ... SHOOK US UP.))


[sot tape 11:03:45 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: YOU KNOW IF PEOPLE RECEIVE SOMETHING THAT IS UNMARKED WITHOUT A RETURN ADDRESS, PARTICULARLY DURING THESE TIMES, THEY PROBABLY SHOULD NOT OPEN IT.))
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[OUT Q=probably should not open it.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The direct mail firm says it made the decision to put NO return address on the Democrat's solicitation to Republicans BEFORE the U-S Postmaster advised the public to treat such mail as suspicious.
The firm's president says she "deeply apologizes" for any problems it may have caused the Warner campaign.


[Bomb-Hoax]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]

Roanoke police and the F-B-I continue searching for the person who made a threatening phone call to the SunTrust bank building...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Some 400- workers were evacuated yesterday after an employee in the Catawba Capital Management office received a threatening phone call. Police say the caller referred to a bomb and anthrax. When police searched the office-- three police dogs hit on a package delivered by Federal Express. The package turned out to contain empty Fed-Ex envelopes. The package will be sent to the state crime lab in hopes of figuring out why the dogs thought it was suspicious.
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[Flag-Boxes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A small company in Christiansburg is working to meet a patriotic deadline.
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[SUPER=143-Christiansburg;]

(Pree-star) Prestar Packaging won the government bid to make 15-thousand flag boxes. The blue boxes with a gold seal will hold an American flag to be sent to families of attack victims and rescue and relief workers. Production will be completed by Friday. The boxes are then shipped to the Capitol where they'll be filled with the American flag.
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[IN Q=we felt like / we feel like ]

((ANNE CHRISMAN/PRESTAR PACKAGING OWNER; WE FELT LIKE THIS WAS A VERY SMALL SOMETHING THAT WE HERE IN CHRISTIANSBURG VIRGINIA COULD DO, NOT TO HELP THESE PEOPLE BUT TO BE A PART OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY.)) ((CHRIS SUTPHIN/PLANT MANAGER; WE FEEL LIKE THAT'S OUR CONTRIBUTION A LOT OF US CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE THE MONEY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN BUT THIS IS OUR WAY OF BEING ABLE TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK. ))
[SUPER=141-Anne Chrisman/Prestar Packaging Owner; :00]
[SUPER=141-Chris Sutphin/Plant Manager; :11]
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[OUT Q=OF BEING ABLE TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK.]
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[VO-NAT]

Prestar is not making a profit on the job. They're paying labor and vending costs. Chrisman says their vendors provided either free or highly discounted materials.
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[Demarcos-Murder]


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Police have arrested a teenager in the murder of a Martinsville woman a year ago.
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[VO-NAT]


The 17-year-old was charged with the capital murder of Lisa Muhammad.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Year;]


The 30-year-old mother of two was shot to death inside the downtown clothing store she ran with her husband.
The victim's husband says police did NOT tell him anything about the suspect.
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((MAVERICK MUHAMMAD/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: ALTHOUGH WE CAN'T BRING MY WIFE BACK, CAN'T BRING THEIR MOTHER BACK, IT WOULD BE GOOD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AND WHO DID IT.))
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[OUT Q=what happened and who did it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police Chief Mike Rogers says the teenager KNEW the Muhammads ... but he declined to comment on a motive, saying he had to protect an ongoing investigation.
He did not rule out the possibility of more arrests.
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[Foreman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In Roanoke, a gunman chuckled after a judge sentenced him today for his role in the armed robbery and malicious wounding of a Roanoke cab driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May]


When asked if he understood the 75-year sentence he was given, Philip Foreman laughed and said, "Yes, Sir." The victim, Cab Driver John Powers, still has a bullet lodged in his back, leaving him confined to a wheelchair.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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O-J wins again.
The verdict in his latest trial next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And New York firefighters go from one disaster to another when part of a building collapses.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, Yankee pitching coach Mel Stottlemyer has tapped Mike Mussina to start the World Series Opener against Arizona, Charlie Manuel will be back to manage the Cleveland Indians next season Steve Mason checks in with former Fleming star Derrick Hines who is trying to make the Roanoke Dazzle and the number three car will return to NASCAR racing next year.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Simpson]


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Another Not guilty verdict for O-J Simpson... this time in a road rage trial.
Simpson was accused of grabbing another driver's glasses and scratching the man's face in the process.
As Gary Nelson reports, Simpson claims the other guy started it.
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[SUPER=01-Yale Galanter/Simpson's Attorney; :52]
[SUPER=01-Abbe Rifkin/Prosecutor; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=Gary Nelson for CBS News.]



[Scaffolding-collapse]


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Rescuers with chainsaws and metal cutters are trying to find several missing construction workers in Manhattan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Five other workers were killed when the brick facade of a 20 story building tumbled.
Police say at least nine workers were taken to hospitals.
Rescue crews were called in from the World Trade Center ruins to help comb the two-story pile of rubble.
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[Telegate]


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Officials in Clifton Forge say the loss of 120 jobs at Telegate U-S-A will mean a significant loss of revenue for the town.
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Operators there handle a quarter-million directory assistance calls a day for A-T-and-T and Verizon Wireless. The closure will mean more than two-million dollars of lost payroll, and 67-thousand dollars in local taxes. Town officials say the building is one of the most technologically advanced available communication sites in the state.
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((GLYNN LOOPE/CLIFTON FORGE ECONOMIC COORDINATOR; WE'RE DILIGENTLY GOING TO BE WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WITH INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE PROSPECTS THAT THIS FACILITY IS SUITABLE FOR. HOPEFULLY IN SHORT ORDER WE'LL BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE CRISIS AT HAND.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Clifton Forge Economic Coordinator;]
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[OUT Q=solve the crisis at hand.]
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The building is located in a newly formed state Enterprise zone, which could mean additional tax incentives and job grants for potential employers.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Expectant mothers in one part of the area may have to travel when their baby comes.
Find out why when News 7 returns
And much of Virginia set records highs today.
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[VO-NAT]


Other parts of the country set records too... for snow.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Alleghany-Hospital]


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Alleghany Regional Hospital is closing its birthing center at the end of the month- citing an inability to lure new physicians to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Low Moor]

The area has just one obstetrician, and the hospital considered hiring a temporary physician for about 6-thousand dollars a weekend. But officials say that is not a feasible option for a small hospital.
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[IN Q=You can easily...]

((WARD STEVENS/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; YOU CAN EASILY TALK 40-50 THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE CAN'T SUSTAIN BASED ON THE RELATIVELY LOW NUMBER OF BIRTHS THAT WE DO.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The hospital oversaw 284 births last year, but soon expectant mothers wanting care for deliveries will have to travel to Roanoke, Lexington, or West Virginia.

[Hollins-Gift]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Hollins Univ.]


Hollins University will use a million dollar gift to improve the school's biology department.
Janet Wittan Spear, a 1939 graduate, made the gift.
The money will endow a faculty chair for the department.

[Snow-Record]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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While we're seeing record warm temperatures... other parts of the country are dealing with record snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;]


A blizzard left two foot snowdrifts and hundreds of stranded vehicles in North Dakota.
The storm dumped a record ten inches on Grand Forks... breaking the October "single day" record set in 1926.
Some parts of Minnesota also got nearly a foot of snow.


Schools are closed... so were some government offices- and 400 vehicles were stuck on Interstae 29 in North Dakota.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Virginia Tech's men's basketball team is picked last in the Big East basketball poll and Charlie Manuel will manage the Cleveland Indians next season
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NHL; :]


The Boston Bruins have traded Jason Allison, their leading score last season. Allison goes to the Kings ending the center's bitter holdout.
Allison broke off contract talks in September and said he'd never play for Boston again. He led the Bruins with 95 points last season including 36 goals.
And here are tonight's hockey numbers.
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[S-Series]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (14:49)]
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The pitching match ups are set for the World Series. The New York Yankees will send Mike Mussina to the mound against 22 game winner Curt Schilling of Arizona in Saturday's opener at Phoenix.
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[IN Q="I Don't know...]
[SUPER=01-David Justice/Yankees Outfielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mel Stottlemyre/Yankees Pitching Coach; :10]
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[OUT Q=.....bit of Jitters."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In game two on Sunday, Andy Pettitte throws for New York against Randy Johnson.
Game three on Tuesday will pit Arizona's Brian Anderson against 20 game winner Roger Clemens of the Yankees.
Orlando Hernandez will get the call in game four for New York. The Diamondbacks have not named their game four starter.

[S-Charlie]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=Charlie Manuel]


Charlie Manuel will be back to manage the Cleveland Indians next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :]


The Indians say they have decided to pick up Manuel's contract option. He has won 181 games in 2 years as Cleveland's manager.
Manuel missed 13 games this season because of health problems and he was in the Cleveland Clinic hospital when the Indians clinched their sixth division title in 7 years.
Cleveland blew a 2 to 1 lead and lost their best of 5 A-L playoff series against Seattle.
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[S-Hoops]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109 14:37]
[graphic=hometown hoops weekly]


The NBDL Roanoke Dazzle opens the preseason November 10th. Derrike Hines dreams of being on the roster. Whether he makes it or not, this point guard knows he is already an MVP to a group of challenged teenagers. Steve Mason explains in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=01-Colleen French/Coyner Springs Asst. Supervisor; :27]
[SUPER=01-Tom Brown/Coyner Springs Supervisor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Dazzle Allocated Player; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Roanoke Dazzle Head Coach; 2:08]
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[OUT Q=....hometwon hoops weekly"]
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[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 (11:09)]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


Virginia Tech's men's basketball finished last in the Big East East Division last season and during yesterday's media day the Hokies were picked to finish last in the division again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carlton Carter/Virginia Tech Forward; :26]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=.....at Virginia Tech."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Boston College was picked first in the division followed by Connecticut, Miami, Providence, St. John's and Villanova.
Georgetown is picked first in the West Division and West Virginia tied Seton Hall for 4th place.

[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 (1:48:00)]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Logo]


The number 3 car will return to NASCAR racing next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :]


Dale Earnhardt, Junior will use his late father's number in at least two Busch races.
Earnhardt Junior will debut the number three Chevrolet in February in the Busch race at Daytona the last place the number was used and the track where Earnhardt's father was killed this past February.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


An official announcement is scheduled for Friday at Phoenix where the car and paint scheme will be unveiled.
Virginia Tech is picked last in the Big East Basketball poll. More later on Mornin.

[Hands-Flag]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Some New York city kids are using their hands to console hearts....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


These students put their hands together to give much more than a round of applause.
They created a giant American flag in remembrance the victims of last month's terrorist attack. The stars and stripes are made up of hundreds of their little handprints. It was unveiled this morning in Central Park and will hang as a back drop at a World Trade Center benefit next month.
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