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She's been too sick to help investigators figure out how she came down with inhalation anthrax--
Today, the New York hospital worker died of the disease.
The latest on the anthrax investigation, coming up.
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And state police announce a new program to hand out free gun locks.
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A dry day for this years Halloween festivities as temperatures continue to hold above normal...I'll have your forecast...
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Stay with us-- News 7 at noon is next.



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Anthrax claims another casualty.
A New York woman becomes the fourth person in the U-S to die of anthrax in the last month.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A New York hospital worker has died from inhalation anthrax.
Officials say 61-year-old Kathy (noo-WIN) Nguyen died early today, but they still don't know how she was infected.
So far, environmental samples at her workplace have tested negative for anthrax.
New Jersey officials are also trying to figure out how a Trenton-area woman, who isn't a postal worker, contracted the skin form of anthrax.
The F-B-I is now preparing to sort through piles of Congressional mail.
Authorities are looking for possible cross- contamination from an anthrax- tainted letter to Senator Tom Daschle.


Gretchen Carlson has the latest now from New York.
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(( 61-year-old Kathy Nguyens (Noo-win) death from inhalation anthrax is baffling investigators and complicating the entire anthrax investigation. Nguyen (Noo-win) - who checked herself into Lenox Hill Hospital 3 days ago with severe flu-like symptoms -- had no ties to the postal service or the media.
She worked in the supply room at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and while it was near the mailroom, no suspicious letter has been found.
Nguyens (Noo-win) illness and that of a New Jersey woman who has skin anthrax raise the possibility people in the general public could start getting sick.

(SOT - 7:05:00) David Satcher - U.S. Surgeon General

Weve always been concerned that ordinary citizens were at risk and thats why weve advised people to be on high alert
Track: Meantime in Washington President Bush was talking about the economy.

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And in Washington, lawmakers are coming together to discuss the anthrax scare. .

(SOT - ) Sen. Tom Daschle - Senate Majority Leader

Theres a lot that has to be addressed and were working in concert on a bi-partisan basis to do that as well.

(SOT - ) Sen. Trent Lott - Senate Minority Leader

I feel strongly that the President and the administration is pursuing the terrorists and the situation in Afghanistan in the right way.

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But while U.S. forces continue to bomb Taliban targets in Afghanistan, the real war could be right here at home as America fights anthrax.
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The economy headed south in the third quarter--
The government reports the biggest drop in the gross domestic product since 1991-- down four tenths of a percent.
Analysts say the good news is that the drop wasn't as large as feared.
Gross domestic product reflects the nation's total output of goods and services.
A recession is typically defined as two consecutive quarters of economic downturn.

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Traffic was blocked for hours along Route 460 in Giles County.
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A tractor trailer hauling 60 head of cattle overturned near Narrows around ten o'clock last night. The driver was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial-- where state police say he's expected to survive. Another driver was also taken to the hospital after hitting one of the cattle with their car.
A number of the cattle were killed in the accident--- but police, fire and rescue crews as well as local farmers manag

ed to catch anywhere from 20- to 30 of the animals. Authorities believe the driver of the tractor trailer was traveling too fast on the road-- and lost control.
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A gun safety program is spreading around Virginia.
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Lieutenant Governor John Hager is kicking off Project Home safe at state police divisions in our region today. The national program provides locks for gun owners free of charge. The cables are made to fit any gun and will be available over the next several months. Organizations can also request lock safety presentations by troopers.
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((LT GOVERNOR JOHN HAGER/(R)VIRGINIA; TO HELP IMPROVE SAFETY THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA WE PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE FREE OF CHARGE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS SOME 50-THOUSAND CABLE GUN LOCKS FREE. ))
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10-thousand locks were given out at the Virginia State Fair this year. The free cable locks are available at most state police division offices.
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Another pharmacy chain with stores in our area says it is closing 200 outlets. We'll have details after the break,


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and then a little later, we will meet a man who gets into Halloween in a BIG way.
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Another national drug store chain is having financial problems.
200 C-V-S Pharmacies across the country will close by January .
The news came yesterday after the chain reported a 16 percent drop in third quarter earnings.
C-V-S blames a lack of new drug introductions, the growth of the mail order drug industry, and a national shortage of pharmacists.
The CVS announcement comes just weeks after Rite-Aid closed its five Roanoke stores, along with others around the country.

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Today we have the second part of our look at the candidates running for Governor.
Mark Robert Warner has never held public office.
But a record number of Virginians have given the multimillionaire money to run for the state's top job this year.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
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(( One could argue Mark Warner's been running for governor for five years.
In 1996, the former state Democratic party chairman took on 18 year incumbent Republican John Warner.
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((THERE'S TWO WARNERS. HERE'S NUMBER ONE.))
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Mark Warner spent ten million dollars of his own money and lost, but by such an unexpectedly slim margin, he knew his own political capital had actually gone up in defeat.
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The son of a Republican insurance salesman and a homemaker mom, Warner's always been a motivated organizer.
He was high school class president without even campaigning, his friends say, because his reputation for getting things done was so solid.
He's the first in his family to go to college, picking George Washington University to be close to politics, then Harvard Law School, to understand the law.
But then in the early 80s, he saw an opportunity that would make the road into politics so much easier.
The then-legal, now-banned auctioning of licenses for things called "cell phones" made him millions.
But today, as the rich guy on the campaign trail, it's not all fun and games.
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That means he likes meeting people.
He says he gets energy from people.
But observers say he's also a little thin-skinned.
He says the parts that stink are seeing his opponents' attacks on him.
He approaches the campaign like everything else.
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The product, he has honed after years now of political involvement and travel to every corner of the Commonwealth.

In 1993, after an unknown George Allen came from behind to topple a Democratic dynasty, party chairman Mark Warner knew times had changed in Virginia.
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Three years later, Warner clearly saw himself as the party's answer. 155
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST/JUNE 1996: HE'S GOT THE TWO THINGS MOST PRIZED IN MODERN POLITICS: A TON OF MONEY AND ABSOLUTELY NO PUBLIC RECORD. SO IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO CRITICIZE HIM.))
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He set about to change that, establishing charitable foundations and new business venture capital funds all over Virginia.
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((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, WE CAN POINT TO THOSE 400 THOUSAND VIRGINIANS WHO GOT HEALTH CARE, OR THE 12 THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO GOT COMPUTER TRAINING THROUGH THE TECH RIDERS INITIATIVES.))
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Warner says he wants to be a leader who's innovative and can get people excited about an idea.
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((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SOMEONE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE ARE GONNA BE SPECIFIC THINGS THEY CAN POINT TO AND SAY "HEY, THAT GUY GOT THAT DONE. THAT GUY MADE VIRGINIA AGAIN THE BEST MANAGED STATE IN THE COUNTRY.))

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Voters weigh in on his vision in one week.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
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Trick or Treaters should get a bright treat from Mother Nature. We'll tell you what it is after the break,
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and the latest inhabitants of the international space station make their way back home.
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Two Russian cosmonauts and a French researcher returned to Earth today looking tired, but happy after spending 10 days in space.
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Their spaceship returned after a mission to the international space station.
It undocked from the space station early this morning, and landed less than four hours later.
The crew members delivered a new and improved version of the space capsule that brought them down.
It serves an an astronaut ferry, and as a lifeboat for the space station.
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If you're planning to dress as a werewolf for Halloween, THIS is your night--
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Astronomers say for the first time in 46 years, there will be a full moon on Halloween.
The next one won't come until the year two-thousand-20.
Experts say tonight's full moon will look like an orange jack-o-lantern rising from the east at dusk.
Astronomers say the orange October moon is caused by dense layers of the earth's atmosphere.
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The Roanoke Civic Center is hoping a proposed expansion can help it stay on a level playing field with other venues in the state.
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The Civic Center Commission voted to reccomend to City Council a 14-point-9 milliion dollar expansion to construct a 32-thousand-square foot exhibition hall with administrative offices. The Civic Center is currently turning away trade shows and exhibitions because of inadaquate space.
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Officials say they lose about 3-hundred thousand dollars a year because of a lack of space.
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The plan would be funded by an increased tax on ticket sales and other fees. The proposal still must receive approval from City Council and the General Assembly.


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Optical Cable Corporation's fiscal year ended today.
It's the only Roanoke County company traded on the NASDAQ.
The financial troubles of Optical Cable's president have taken their toll on the company's stock price.
Bob Kopstein told News 7 that investors would be pleased with quarterly numbers... but they won't be released today.
The company has 45 days to post them, but says it expects them out much sooner than that.
Optical Cable also announced less than an hour ago that C.E. Unterberg, Towbin will act as a financial advistor to protect shareholder interests while Kopstein's financial negotiations continue.
We'll have more on that tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP Nine.

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Still to come on the newscast ... Virginia Tech tries to regroup after last weekend's loss to Syracuse.
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And the New York Yankees stop a series sweep last night in game 3 of the World Series.
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Strong pitching by Roger Clemens lifted the Yankees to a 2-to-1 triumph over Arizona last night.
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New York took an early lead in the second, but in the fourth the Diamondbacks tied the score on a Matt Williams' sacrifice fly.
The Yanks then got some help in the 6th from Shane Spencer, who makes a diving catch on a line drive.
But in the bottom of the inning, Scott Brosius delivers with a go-ahead single that gives the Yankees the 2-to-1 lead and the victory.
Tonight in game four, they face Arizona's Curt Schilling, who held New York to a run and three hits over seven innings in the series opener.
Orlando Hernandez will start for the Yankees. Arizona leads the series two games to one.
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The World Series wasn't the only big sports story in New York last night.
The man many consider the best basketball player ever returned to the game last night.
Drew Levinson has more on Michael Jordan's comeback to the N-B-A .
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On a star-spangled night honoring America's heros, a sports legend came back to basketball.
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Now a Washington Wizard, Michael Jordan returned to Madison Square Garden, the site of many of his most memorable moments. But in the first moments of this game, Jordan mostly came up short, missing 5 of his first 8 shots.

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Jordan made a few moves that reminded fans of his greatness

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Movie-maker Spike Less auctioned off his courtside seat for more than 100 thousand dollars. The money went to the World Trade Center victims and the seat went to 12 year old Jessica De Rubbio, Her father, a New York fire fighter, was killed in the disaster.

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"Her presence is really symbolic because to me she symbolizes all the children who lost a parent."
For his part, Jordan too is giving to the victims. He's donating his entire one million dollary salary this year to help those affected by the tragedy.
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Now is the time for Virginia Tech to forget about last week's loss to the Orangemen and to turn their attention to the Pitt Panthers.
Mike Stevens has more on this transition time from Blacksburg.
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(( The so-called experts all thought Tech would beat Syracuse handily - the problem is - the Hokies believed the hype and didn't take care of business. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Avoiding more trouble this weekend will be up to the Tech seniors - who plan to get everyone back to the basics. ((LARRY AUSTIN:)) Winning and playing well would sit just fine with the Tech defenders in the past two weeks two dry erase boards have been destroyed. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster also literally ripped a hat in half. The short term is letting off steam - the long term is how it affects equipment manager Lester Karlin. ((CHAD BEASLEY:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) It does appear that Barber and his holder lined up the sucker stick before he stepped back and stroked the 45 yard kick. Foster ran on the field and picked up the sucker and emphatically showed it to the officials - who were not impressed. ((CARTER WARLEY:)) The sucker didn't cost Tech the win, but it did prove that taking a licking doesn't set well this team. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))


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And finally today--
In Bountiful, Utah, they grow their pumpkins BIG.....
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Instead of using a knife and newspapers, local pumpkin carver Kenny Blair uses garden hoes and a wheel barrel.
Blair takes time off from work every year at Halloween to create his pumpkin artifacts.
But his wife says tending to his pumpkin patch often makes him pretty scarce at home....
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((ADAIRE BLAIR/PUMPKIN CARVER'S WIFE: I KNEW WHERE HE WAS THOUGH WERE HE WAS EVERY NIGHT, ALL SUMMER LONG HE WAS IN THE GARDEN, I USED TO CALL IT THE OTHER WOMAN. ))
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