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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The warm temperatures are on their way out. Today we'll see partly sunny skies and windy conditions. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up in just a few moments.



[7-11Bomb-Hoax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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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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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]

Some 400- workers were evacuated Tuesday 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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[7-Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Tuesday's anthrax scare at the main Roanoke Post office has brought up some questions and concerns.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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=Kim]
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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 today.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A small company in Christiansburg is working to meet an important 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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[SOT 11:11:20 / 15:50:02]
[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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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for partly sunny skies today with cooler temperatures. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up in just a few moments.



[45-11NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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There's been a 20 percent drop in earnings for Norfolk Southern.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The third quarter report showed a 20 million dollar net income drop, but earnings per share matched analyst expectations at 20 cents.
Operating costs dropped five percent, thanks to the railroad's massive restructuring plan, which included hundreds of layoffs in Southwest Virginia.
Analysts say third quarter results are not an accurate performance indicator because of the slowdown September 11th created.
They'll be watching to see how much ground N-S can recover in the fourth quarter.
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Optical Cable Corporation is alleging that one of its employees or employee relatives is posting the company's inside information on the world wide web.
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[NO SUPER]
A law suit names several John and Jane Does who they say posted the information on a Yahoo finance page.
One poster in particular whose screen name is "stock-in-up-2001" revealed a company customer list that Optical Cable says was uploaded from a company computer.
The company will ask a Roanoke County judge today to force Yahoo to disclose the identity of the named individuals.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Officials in Clifton Forge say the town's revenue will take a hit with the loss of 120 jobs at Telegate U-S-A.
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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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[INQ=We're diligently...]

((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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Alleghany Regional Hospital will see its birthing center close at the end of the month.
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[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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[SOT - 1:13:29]
[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.))
[SUPER=01-Ward Stevens/Alleghany Regional Hospital CEO]
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[OUT Q=low number of births that we do.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......Look for temperatures to reach into the 70s today, but get ready for cool weekend weather. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.



[8-11Warner-Mailer]


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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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[IN Q=And I was furious, because whether]
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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.))
[SUPER=401-Darcy Staples/Letter Recipient;]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :16]
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[OUT Q=probably should not open it.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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.


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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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One man was killed following a single vehicle accident early this morning in Botetourt County. The accident happened around 1:30 on Route 630. State Police say the driver, 21 year old Eric Allen Bell of Daleville, died from his injuries at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. State Police are investigating.


[8-11Demarcos-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Authorities have arrested a teenager for the murder of a Martinsville woman that happened a year ago.
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[VO-NAT]


The 17-year-old was charged with the capital murder of Lisa Muhammad.
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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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[SOT 6:25:30 - :44]
[IN Q=Although we can't]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Maverick Muhammad/Victim's Husband;]
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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.
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