[cutopen]

[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]

[7Wx-Headline]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Strong winds are blowing in cooler temperatures today, anywhere from the 40's up to 60 across the region. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has you complete forecast in a few minutes.





[7-11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC44:46]
[GRAPHIC=Warner/Earley]

Virginians cast their ballots for governor in just twelve days .. so the candidates are leaving no corner of the state untouched.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Nelson Co.]


Democrat Mark Warner started his day in Richmond, traveled to Norfolk and ended up in Lynchburg last night.
He also spoke with supporters outside the Lovingston Fire Department in Nelson County.
Warner says his internal polls show him with a solid lead heading into Election Day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:27:06]
[IN Q=We feel very]

((MARK WARNER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT WHERE WE STAND AT THIS POINT. NOW I'M SURE THAT THE RACE MAY TIGHTEN UP, BUT WE FEEL GREAT GOING INTO THESE LAST TWELVE DAYS.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=last twelve days.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Warner says he continues to be disappointed with the tone of Mark Earley's campaign.
He promised voters to "set a new tone" in Richmond if he's elected.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[7-11Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC08:14]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]


Republican Mark Earley was also in the area last night, speaking at a Rotary Club meeting at the Hotel Roanoke.


Earley focused on what he said would be his priorities as governor-- the security of Virginians, investing in education and transportation and keeping taxes low.
He also said he was pleased to get an A-minus grade from the National Rifle Association.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:23:32]
[IN Q=The second amendment]

((MARK EARLEY/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING. HUNTING IS A SEPERATE ISSUE. IT'S REALLY ABOUT PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, PROTECT THEIR HOMES THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THEIR NATION. AND IT THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE NOW MORE THAN EVER HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS.))
[SUPER=@earley]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=how important that is.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=404-File Tape;]


The N-R-A says: "certainly Mark Earley has NOT always been everything gun owners would like in a candidate," having voted for the one- gun- a-month law.
But his A-minus reflects a record that is "on balance, pro-gun."
Democrat Mark Warner got a "C" from the gun- rights group.
It says Warner has "altered his public stance on issues of concern to gun owners several times" in past years.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Warner/Earley]


A Sportsmen for Warner spokesman doesn't dispute Warner's grade.
But he says "the only way Mark Earley gets an A-minus on guns is if he graded it himself."


[7-11Blacksburg-Pedestrian]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A pedestrian crossing North Main Street in Blacksburg died after being hit by a pick-up truck.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


It happened about 7:30 yesterday evening.
Officers have identified the victim as 59 year old Robert Daniel Fain of Blacksburg.
Blacksburg Police say it's too early to know exactly what led to the accident.
(------------)



[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=cut -ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[LEO IN CHROMAKEY]
[WEATHER TIME=1:15]


WEATHER PRO





[Desk 2-Shot=Kim and Leo]



(Good Bye!)




[7Goodbye]


[ANCHOR=KMC-LEO]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Desk 2-Shot]

[SUPER=@Leo1;]



(AD-LIB Bye)



[SUPER=#4057; Copyright]



[cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Some of us will see highs only in the 40's today .. others should see the 60's, but we'll all feel those strong winds. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has our forecast in a few minutes.





[45-11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:10:21]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]

Optical Cable Corporation will soon find out who posted what it calls "inside information" on the world wide web.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A man with a screen name of "stockin-up2001" posted a company customer list on a Yahoo message board.
A Roanoke County judge granted company officials a subpoena that'll allow Yahoo to release the name of the individual.
That, while Optical Cable's President Bob Kopstein continues his court battle with six brokerage firms, to which he owes millions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This has nothing to do]

((KEN HARBER: THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OTHER ISSUES THAT THE COMPANY IS DEALING WITH. NO MATTER WHEN THIS HAPPENED, WE WOULD HAVE RESPONDED TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Harber/Optical Cable Vice-President]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=responded to it.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


A Texas company says it is aggressively pursuing Kopstein to sell his shares.
Fiber Systems International makes connectors, Optical Cable makes fiber, so the two may be a good fit.
Kopstein did not return our calls about the potential buyout.

[45-11Ericsson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Ericsson]


There was another possible breach of confidentiality, this time at Ericsson.
The company was advised to release its financial report a day early after figures of the report were released to the media, though not all were correct.
Ericsson posted a third-quarter net loss of 374-million dollars.
The company's Director has also chosen not to seek re-election.
Com-Net Ericsson employs about 650 people at its central Virginia plant.

[45-11M/A-COM]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC43:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Hill City is poised for a major investment from a high-tech Lynchburg firm.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders and officials with M/A-COM (MAY-com) Wireless Systems broke ground yesterday on a 16-million dollar research and development facility.
The Lynchburg Industrial Development Authority will own the building and lease it to M/A-COM over the next twenty years.
M/A-COM makes two-way mobile radio systems.. it recently won a share of a billion dollar federal contract for the Department of Defense.
(------------)



[45-11Grandin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC2:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

One of Roanoke's cultural landmarks will soon close its doors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Grandin Theatre will close on November 12th. But one group is pushing to make a sequel in the life of the old theatre. The Grandin Theatre Foundation wants to raise 1 and a quarter million dollars to re-open the theatre as a non profit business. The group wants to buy the building and upgrade the equipment. They hope to reopen the Grandin Theatre sometime next year.
(------------)



[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=cut -ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[LEO IN CHROMAKEY]
[WEATHER TIME=1:10]


WEATHER PRO





[Desk 2-Shot=Kim and Leo]



(Good Bye!)




[45Goodbye]


[ANCHOR=KMC-LEO]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Desk 2-Shot]

[SUPER=@Leo1;]



(AD-LIB Bye)



[SUPER=#4057; Copyright]



[cutopen]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. November arrives next week, but November WEATHER is already here, with strong winds and much colder temperatures. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has our forecast in a few minutes.






[8-11Mailroom-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:53:51]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]

Mail handlers seem to be burdened with the greatest threat of exposure to Anthrax these days.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

So Carilion's Director of Occupational Medicine set out to allay the fears of government and private mail sorters. He reviewed the route the letter to Senator Daschle took from a mailbox in New Jersey.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:11:15]
[IN Q=The letter was]

((DR. HETZAL HARTLEY/CARILION OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE; THE LETTER WAS PICKED UP IN TRENTON, BRANCH BRENTWOOD, SENATOR DASCHLE, 100'S OF PEOPLE, IT NEEDS TO BE A SIGNIFICANT DOSE. IT'S NOT, "OH, I'VE TOUCHED IT, NOW I'M GOING TO DIE."))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Hetzal Hartley/Carilion Occupational Medicine]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=now I'm going to die.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Dr. Hartley says as many as eight to 40-thousand spores of Anthrax have to be deeply inhaled and trapped in the lungs to cause infection.
(------------)



[8-11Police-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:26:31]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


Lynchburg police have developed a new way to respond to Anthrax scares.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The new policy designates one police officer per shift as the 'haz-mat officer', who responds to and evaluates any anthrax-related calls.
That person will then decide whether a full-scale response is necessary.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:51:16]
[IN Q=If he thinks]

((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: IF HE THINKS THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO IT, HE'LL GO AHEAD AND CALL SQUAD TWO FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THAT GUY WILL COME ON OUT, HE'LL ASSESS THE SITUATION WITH HIM. IF THEY FEEL THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO THIS THING, THEN THEY'LL HAVE A FULL HAZ-MAT RESPONSE AND THEY'LL COME OUT AND TAKE CARE OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=take care of it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police have taken samples from at least twelve separate incidents.
Testing is being held off while authorities wait to see if anyone involved develops symptoms of anthrax exposure.

(------------)



[8-11Road-Rage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A grand jury will hear the case for three felony charges against a Blacksburg woman involved in a road rage incident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, a judge certified three felony malicious wounding charges against 31-year-old Victoria Shepherd. They stem from an alleged August 18th act of road rage on Route 460. Witnesses testimony said Shepherd was driving erratically and purposely swerved into another car. Shepherd's 6-week old infant was in the vehicle. No one was injured. The Blacksburg woman also faces hit and run charges. Shepherd's attorney asked the charges be dropped, saying she did report the accident once she got home and that there's no evidence of intent. The judge denied that and also found Shepherd guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving.
(------------)



[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=cut -ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[LEO IN CHROMAKEY]
[WEATHER TIME=1:05]


WEATHER PRO





[Desk 2-Shot=Kim and Leo]



(Good Bye!)




[8Goodbye]


[ANCHOR=KMC-LEO]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Desk 2-Shot]

[SUPER=@Leo1;]



(AD-LIB Bye)



[SUPER=#4057; Copyright]



[BIRTHDAYS!] 10/27/01
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-/Brooke Mazingo/Natural Bridge Station]



[SUPER=130-7/Michael Walters, II/Buchanan]



[SUPER=130-15/Richard Blackwell/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-31/Keith Patrick/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-18/Brian Harris/Dublin]



[SUPER=130-1/Zachary Vaught/Jacksonville, NC]



[SUPER=130-35/Lisa Meadows/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-7/Crystal Edwards/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Pete & Geraldine Sink/Rocky Mount]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-37/Joyce Moore/Truevine]



[SUPER=131-/Redina Woody/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Larry Linkenhoker/Buchanan]



[SUPER=131-/Louise Goad/Willis]



[SUPER=131-/Brenda Yaffey/Rustburg]



[SUPER=131-/Joe Swain, Jr./Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Frances Kirk/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Cheryl Grindstaff/Danville]