[Anthrax]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]


Anthrax is discovered in a new location at the U-S Capitol.
The bacteria was found in a first-floor freight elevator bank in the Hart Senate office building.
A female reporter is being treated for inhalation anthrax after possibly being exposed to it on Capitol Hill.
She was outside Senator Tom Daschle's office, when an anthrax- tainted letter was delivered.
President Bush says the cases of anthrax sent through the mail show that America is ``still under attack.''
Jennifer Jones joins us now from Washington with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Debbie White/U. S. Postal Service;]
[SUPER=01-John Stufflebeem/U. S. Navy;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]

((The spread of anthrax appears to have no boundries. A fifth location in the U.S. Capitol complex has tested positive. The spores were found in the freight elevator of the Senate Hart building where last week a tainted letter turned up at Sen. Tom Daschles office.

(Nats)


As fear of exposure mounts, the Postal service is taking steps to protect the public and their employees. New equipment designed to sterilize the mail by irradiation will be installed at high risk stations sometime next month.

SOT: Bush

"Anyone who puts poison in the mail is a terrorist".
Meanwhile, workers at all 36 Washington postal stations are taking antibiotics after four more victims are hospitalized for inhalation Anthrax.

SOT: Debbie Wilhite/US Postal Service

"At this point in time the mail has a potential risk"...
In Afghanistan, U.S. coalition forces continue to batter their targets as the Taliban propaganda machine grows louder. U.S. officials fear they will go to extremes to sway world opinion even poisoning some of their own people.

SOT: Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem

They may intend to poison one or more types of food sources and blame it on the Americans.
With The tough Afghan winter approaching along with the holy month of Ramadan, the U.S. will be taxed by logistical problems as well as political pressure to stem the bombings. ))



[11Bomb-Hoax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC52:40]
[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/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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[11Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:25:50]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


There are some questions and concerns following Tuesday's anthrax scare at the main Roanoke Post office.
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[VO-NAT]
[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.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


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.


[Scaffold-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Five construction workers are dead, and 11 others are injured after an accident in Manhattan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The workers were knocked off a scaffold and into a pile of rubble yesterday, when the brick facade of a 20-story building collapsed.
They'd been working on windows when the facade tumbled into the courtyard of the building on Park Avenue.
Police and rescue crews were called in from the World Trade Center ruins to help comb through the rubble.
Dozens of rescue workers used power tools to cut through the twisted planks and poles.
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[11NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC08:21]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


In business new this morning, Norfolk Southern has reported a 20 percent drop in earnings.
(------------)
[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.
It 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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[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable Corporation is alleging that one of its employees, or employee's relative, is posting the company's inside information on the world wide web.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[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 identities of the individuals.
(------------)


[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, Walt Disney now owns Fox Family Worldwide.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]




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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Telegate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC1:59:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

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.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge]

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.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:21:24]
[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;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=solve the crisis at hand.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :8+]

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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[11Alleghany-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC2:06:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The birthing center at Alleghany Regional Hospital is closing at the end of the month. The hospital cites an inability to lure new physicians to the area.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=low number of births that we do.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

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.

[11Flag-Boxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:32:25]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


A small Christiansburg company is working to meet a patriotic deadline.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19.5]
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=OF BEING ABLE TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK.]
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a drug used to treat high blood pressure is showing promise in the treatment of burn victims.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A DRUG WE USE QUITE A BIT TO TREAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MAY TURN OUT TO BE A IMPORTANT WEAPON IN SAVING BURN VICTIMS.
THE DRUG PROPRANOLOL- ALSO KNOWN AS INDERAL- APPEARS TO SLOW DOWN THE BODY METABOLISM AFTER A SEVERE BURN- ITS THIS FAST METABOLISM THAT OFTEN CAUSE PATIENTS WITH BURNS TO WEAKEN AND DIE OF INFECTION.
THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE REPORTS USING PROPRANOLOL HELPED CHILDREN WITH SEVERE BURNS STAY STRONGER AND LOST LESS WEIGHT- ALL AT A COST OF LESS THAN A DOLLAR A DAY
GETTING A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FROM TO A LOCAL DONOR MAY BE BETTER- ESPECIALLY IF THAT KIDNEY IS NOT A PERFECT MATCH.
A STUDY ALSO REPORTED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS KIDNEYS THAT AREN'T A PERFECT MATCH ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE REJECTED BY THE BODY IF THAT KIDNEY HAS BEEN SHIPPED A LONG DISTANCE TO THE TRANSPLANT PATIENT.
FINALLY TODAY- MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHOCOLATE- A STUDY IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION SHOWS COCOA AND CHOCOLATE CAN BE CONSIDERED HEART HEALTHY AS LONG AS THEY ARE EATEN REGULARLY IN SMALL AMOUNTS.
THE STUDY FOUND PEOPLE WHO ATE CHOCOLATE REGULARLY OVER AN 8 WEEK PERIOD HAD LOWER LEVELS OF THE LDL OR BAD CHOLESTEROL AND HIGHER LEVELS OF THE HDL OF GOOD CHOLESTEROL.- REMEMBER THOUGH THE TERM- SMALL AMOUNTS
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES.IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



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[comm #3]






[11Warner-Mailer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:43:20]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


A Virginia direct mail firm says it made "a serious error in judgment."
(------------)
[VO-NAT :27]
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=And I was furious, because whether]
[sot tape 05:29 ]

((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]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=probably should not open it.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


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.


[Boty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


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.


[Amherst-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities are investigating an armed robbery in Amherst County.
Police say two young men entered Bob's Market Tuesday evening ... approached employees with a weapon then ordered them to open the cash register. Once the young men had the money they fled. Authorities say the first suspect is 6-feet tall, dressed in black or dark blue clothes with a light yellow sweater or sweatshirt. He had a backwards cap on his head, and a dark bandanna on his face. The second suspect is 5-foot-8 with dark skin dressed in dark clothing with a bandanna tied round his face and a backwards ball cap on his head.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FS CRIMESTOPPERS BOARD] Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
(XXXXXXXXX)


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Microsoft will today formally launch its next-generation operating system -- Windows X-P. Windows X-P offers computer users an attractive package. For about 100 dollars, users can upgrade to a system that looks better, runs smoother and includes more consumer-oriented features than ever. But analysts say many consumers will be surprised to find that it may prompt additional costs.
Meanwhile stocks made modest gains yesterday. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Simpson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Simpson]


O-J Simpson is found NOT GUILTY in a Florida road rage case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Simpson was accused of grabbing another driver's glasses and scratching the man's face during an argument last year.
A jury in Miami deliberated for about an hour and a-half, before finding Simpson innocent of the battery and auto burglary charges.
Simpson put his hand to his chest and mouthed the words``thank you'' as he nodded his head to the Miami jury.
If he'd been convicted, Simpson was facing up to 16 years behind bars.
(------------)


[11Demarcos-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC41:40]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Police have arrested a teenager in the murder of a Martinsville woman a year ago.
(------------)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=what happened and who did it.]
(------------)
[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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[11Arts-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke Valley cultural organizations have high hopes for a plan to boost attandance and revenue.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Master Plan Steering Committee yesterday morning announced the completion of nine months of work on a collaborative project. The plan focuses on the enhancement of education opportunities, fundraising, marketing, and infrastructure at cultural institutions throughout the Roanoke Valley. Directors say they also plan to continue working closely with lawmakers to develop funding alternatives and underscore the value of the arts.
(///// SOT at :24 /////)
[SOT 12:49:52-12:50:06]
[IN Q=The cultural agencies are not just important in terms of...]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) 21st District;]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) 21ST DISTRICT: THE CULTURAL AGENCIES ARE NOT JUST IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EDUCATION, AS WELL, BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO COME HERE. AND IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=important to economic development.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Master Plan is a cooperative effort between the eighteen major cultural organizations in the Roanoke Valley and the governments of Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem. A second phase of the plan is expected to include other localities.
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[5-Plastic-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-12 52:30]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, women aren't the only ones turning to cosmetic surgery to turn back the hands of time. Last year more 1 million men had cosmetic surgery.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, men are undergoing procedures like nose reshaping and liposuction.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Last year -men made up 14 percent]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Hublie/Lewis-Gale Clinic; :07]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q= for News 7 Mornin']

(( Last year --men made up 14 percent of all cosmetic surgery procedures.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:19:22]
[IN Q=For a long time women have been the focus]

((FOR A LONG TIME WOMEN HAVE BEEN THE FOCUS OF COSMETICS --BUT THAT'S COME FULL CIRCLE NOW --AND SORT OF BACKLASHED ON MEN THAT WE'RE VALUING THE PRETTY MAN OR THE HANDSOME MAN OR FIT MAN)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=or fit man]


Men are undergoing procedures like liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat and hair transplants to cover-up baldness.
Doctor Eric Hublie --a Surgeon at Lewis-Gale Clinic --says for some men its about surving in corporate America.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:18:11]
[IN Q=In the Corporate culture if you look]

((IN THE CORPORATE CULTURE -IF YOU LOOK AT AS SORT OF THE ANIMAL KINDOM THE YOUNG THE LEAN, THE FIT, ARE GOING SURVIVE AND THAT HAPPENS ALOT IN CORPORATE DOWNSIZING)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=corporate downsizing]


According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2000 the most popular plastic surgeries for men were as follows: Nose Reshaping --more than 150-thousand men had this procedure. Eyelid Surgery --more than 57-thousand men had this sugery. Liposuction came in third with hair transplants and breast reductions coming in fourth and fifth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:20:10]
[IN Q=It doesn't make you like 20]
(( IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU 20 AGAIN --- BUT IT WILL TAKE SOME OF THE EDGE OFF YOU AND HOPEFULL TURN THE CLOCK BACK A LITTLE

BIT --SO YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=better about your self]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Doctor Hublie says if you take care of yourself a procedure can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
The cost depends on the surgery. Liposuction can can cost anywhere from a thousand to 3-thousand dollars, and a face lift could cost upwards of 10-thousand dollars. Doctor Hublie says when choosing a surgeon make sure the person is certified and has done the procedure before.


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[comm #8]


[11L'burg-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:09:20]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[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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[11Foreman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC07:27]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A judge sentenced a gunman for his role in the armed robbery and malicious wounding of a Roanoke cab driver. The man chuckled after he received his sentence.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[11Hollins-Gift]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[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.

[New-Stamp]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The country's renewed patriotism will be immortalized on a new postage stamp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]


Yesterday, postal officials unviled a new "United We Stand" stamp.
The stamp is available now at post offices in Washington, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
(XXXXXXXXXX)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]

[PREPRO FULL SCREEN WEB ADDRESS AND NUMBER]
It can also be purchased on-line at w-w-w-dot-usps-dot-com.
Or, by telephone at 1-800-stamp-24.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


One man was killed following a single vehicle accident early this morning in Botetourt County. 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.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The birthing center at Alleghany Regional Hospital is closing at the end of the month. The hospital cites an inability to lure new physicians to the area. Expectant mothers wanting care for deliveries will have to travel to Roanoke, Lexington, or West Virginia.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


(Pree-star) Prestar Packaging in Christiansburg won a 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 tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]