[Levinson-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


American warplanes have raided Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, for the first time in four days.
They struck targets on the northern edge of the city.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the U-S is now working to put more special forces in Afghanistan.
As for the terrorism warning, the F-B-I is alerting law enforcement in eight Western states.
There's some evidence that terrorists may be targeting suspension bridges on the West Coast.
California's governor says there's ``credible evidence'' that four California bridges, including the Golden Gate, may be targeted.
Drew Levinson joins us now with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Defense Secretary;]
[SUPER=141-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California;]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((IT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS THE FIERCEST BOMBING YET.

(NAT)


B-52 BOMBERS POUNDED TALIBAN FRONT LINES JUST NORTH OF KABUL TODAY -- BLASTING A FIELD HEADQUARTERS. ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES SAY THEY SAW DOZENS OF AIR STRIKES WITHIN THE SPACE OF A FEW HOURS -- MANY OF THEM CLUSTER BOMBS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"They're being used on the front line of al Qaeda and Taliban troops to try to kill them -- is why we are using them to be perfectly blunt."
DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS THE PENTAGON IS NOW WORKING TO GET HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL COMMANDOS IN AFGHANISTAN ... TO HELP U.S. WARPLANES PINPOINT TARGETS ... AS WELL AS COORDINATE EFFORTS WITH OPPOSITION FIGHTERS.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE ON HIGH ALERT FOR POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACKS AT SUSPENSION BRIDGES ON THE WEST COAST. THE F-B-I ISSUED A WARNING TO EIGHT STATES AFTER CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE BRIDGES MAY BE A TARGET.

(SOT: GOV. GRAY DAVIS/D-CALIFORNIA)

"We received from several different sources threats that the law enforcement community in general believes are credible that between November 2nd and November 7th at rush hour there will be an effort to blow up one of those bridges."

(NAT)


AND CONGRESS IS ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS OF AIRLINE SECURITY. LAST NIGHT, THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL THAT CALLS FOR FEDERAL SUPERVISION OF AIRLINE BAGGAGE SCREENERS. BUT IT STOPPED SHORT OF THE SENATE VERSION -- MAKING THEM FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.
))

[Cemetery-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A late night fire causes extensive damage to a house in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters responded to the caretaker's home at the Fair View Cemetery just after 10:30 last night.
Crews had difficulty getting to the scene because many of gates to the cemetery were locked.
It took firefighters twenty minutes to extinguish the fire.
Investigators believe the cause is a fireplace flue.
3 people were home when the fire broke out, all made it out safely.
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[11Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC46:30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Roanoke Police need your help solving a shooting that happened yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]

28-year-old David Lee Tickle was shot in the back just after
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

midnight on Hunt Avenue in northwest Roanoke. He died at the scene. His girlfriend Candy and a friend were waiting for him in a car as he visited a friend.
Tickle never returned,
[SUPER=03-Draper;]

Candy's mother says David and her daughter lived in this mobile home with her on Pine Run Road in Draper for the past six months. She says they recently got an apartment together in Pulaski.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Roanoke Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Economists are bracing for another dose of bad economic news when the Labor Department releases the October employment report later this morning.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]



(( GOOD MORNING THIS FRIDAY THE 2ND OF NOVEMBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
A THURSDAY WINNER ON WALL STREET AND TODAY LOOK FOR REACTION TO THE LATEST HOURLY EARNINGS... A... FACTORY ORDERS.. AND THE OCTOBER UNEMPLOYMENT DATA.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO... AN UP AND DOWN NIGHT WITH AN UP ENDING.
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BILLIONIARE INVESTOR WARREN BUFFETT HAS SAID HE WON'T BUY HIGH TECH.. HE STICKS TO THINGS HE KNOWS. AND, WELL, EVERYONE KNOWS UNDERWEAR.
BUFFET'S BERKSHIRE HATAHWAY WILL BUY FRUIT OF THE LOOM FOR ABOUT $840 MILLION. FRUIT OF THE LOOM FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN 1999.
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MORE AND MORE CREDIT CARD HOLDERS CAN'T MAKE THEIR PAYMENTS AND ARE DEFAULTING.
AS A RESULT, STANDARD AND POOR'S CHIEF ECONOMIST IS PREDICTING RECORD LOSSES FOR CARD ISSUERS. HE SAYS THE PROBLEM IS THAT CONSUMERS ARE N HOCK'' UP TO THEIR EYEBALLS AT THE SAME TIME THAT MANY OF THEM ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS.
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THERE'S MONEY IN THEM THAR COWS, AND A CONNECTICUT COMPANY IS HEADED TO SOUTH DAKOTA TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.
HEMATECH WANTS TO DEVELOP 30 CATTLE FARMS.. AND USE THE ANTIBODIES IN COWS TO MAKE MEDICINES THAT TREAT ANYTHING FROM ANTHRAX TO AIDS.
HEMATECH SAYS EACH FARM COULD PRODUCE UP TO 300 MILLION-DOLLARS' WORTH OF ANTIBODIES.
GOVERNOR BILL JANKLOW IS LOBBYING TO CHANGE A BAN ON "CORPORATE FARMING" TO ALLOW THE COMPANY TO START IN SOUTH DAKOTA. OTHERWISE,HEMATECH SAYS IT'S OFF TO IOWA.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))



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[STOCKS] [COMM]

[6-Hollins-Supervisor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:53:30]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


There's no shortage of experience in the race for Hollins supervisor.
Next week, Roanoke County voters will choose between a longtime incumbent, and a former member of the board.
Joe Dashiell checks in with Democrat Bob Johnson and Republican Richard Flora.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bob Johnson lined up with his family]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke Co./Thursday; :00]
[SUPER=401-Bob Johnson/(D) Hollins Supervisor; :17]
[SUPER=404-1972; :36]
[SUPER=401-Richard Flora/(R) Candidate for Hollins Supervisor; :52]
[SUPER=420-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Bob Johnson lined up with his family last week, and accepted endorsements from teachers, firefighters, the sheriff and others. The owner of a real estate agency and a developer, Johnson stressed his experience after 16 years on the board... and his ability to get things done.
[SOT 02:46]
[IN Q=I think it's very important]

((BOB JOHNSON: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, WHEN YOU'VE GOT SOMEBODY THERE THAT CAN GET AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I SEE MY ROLE AS. SOMEBODY BETWEEN WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SEE AS A BUREAUCRACY FACELESS AS IT CAN BE SOMETIMES AND THE CITIZEN.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=and the citizen.]


Johnson faces a challenger who also has a long record in local government. Richard Flora served on the board of supervisors from 1972 to 1975... Now the transportation supervisor for the county school system, he has also served as the chief administrator for six other Virginia localities.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I know the budget process]

((RICHARD FLORA: I KNOW THE BUDGET PROCESS, BECAUSE I'VE PUT TOGETHER 20 OR 30 BUDGETS MYSELF. I KNOW ABOUT REZONING BECAUSE I WAS A ZONING ADMINISTRATOR. I KNOW DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. I KNOW HOW THINGS ARE SUPPOSED TO OPERATE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=how things are supposed to operate.]


How things are supposed to operate, Flora says, includes treating citizens with respect... something that has suffered he says since Johnson has been on the board.
Johnson says he does treat others with respect, but at the same time feels obligated to speak his mind.
[SOT]
[IN Q=They need to feel comfortable]

((RICHARD FLORA: THEY NEED TO FEEL COMFORTABLE, IN KNOWING THEY CAN TALK WITH YOU. THEY CAN APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD AND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT. AND A LOT OF TIMES, IT JUST HASN'T HAPPENED.)) ((BOB JOHNSON: I DO MY HOMEWORK. AND I CALL EM LIKE I SEE EM AND I DON'T DRESS IT UP, SO IF THAT MAKES ME APPEAR CALLOUS, THEN I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, BUT I'VE ALWAYS FOUND IT TO BE REFRESHING IN PEOPLE THAT I DEAL WITH.))
[RUNS= :25]
[OUT Q=in people that I deal with.]


Flora says he believes voters are ready for a change... Johnson says a recent citizen survey shows the vast majority are pleased with the progress of county government.
Both say they're looking forward to the voters' verdict on Tuesday.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))
[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hundreds more special forces are gearing up to go to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I is warning of a terrorist threat to the major bridges on the West Coast.
The agency says it has information that six attacks are planned over the next week.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley is getting some campaign help from a high- profile Republican.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Join us for all that, coming up on News 7 Mornin.

[2-Levinson-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he wants more American troops in Afghanistan as soon as possible.
Officials say Rumsfeld is calling for hundreds more special operations forces.
Heavy B-52 bombers have been pounding the front line, just north of Kabul.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I is cautioning law enforcement officials on the West Coast about a possible rush-hour attack between now and November seventh.
There's some information that terrorists MAY attack one of California's major suspension bridges.
Drew Levinson is in Washington this morning with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary;]
[SUPER=141-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California;]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((IT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS THE FIERCEST BOMBING YET.

(NAT)


B-52 BOMBERS POUNDED TALIBAN FRONT LINES JUST NORTH OF KABUL TODAY -- BLASTING A FIELD HEADQUARTERS. ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES SAY THEY SAW DOZENS OF AIR STRIKES WITHIN THE SPACE OF A FEW HOURS -- MANY OF THEM CLUSTER BOMBS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"They're being used on the front line of al Qaeda and Taliban troops to try to kill them -- is why we are using them to be perfectly blunt."
DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS THE PENTAGON IS NOW WORKING TO GET HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL COMMANDOS IN AFGHANISTAN ... TO HELP U.S. WARPLANES PINPOINT TARGETS ... AS WELL AS COORDINATE EFFORTS WITH OPPOSITION FIGHTERS.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE ON HIGH ALERT FOR POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACKS AT SUSPENSION BRIDGES ON THE WEST COAST. THE F-B-I ISSUED A WARNING TO EIGHT STATES AFTER CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE BRIDGES MAY BE A TARGET.

(SOT: GOV. GRAY DAVIS/D-CALIFORNIA)

"We received from several different sources threats that the law enforcement community in general believes are credible that between November 2nd and November 7th at rush hour there will be an effort to blow up one of those bridges."

(NAT)


AND CONGRESS IS ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS OF AIRLINE SECURITY. LAST NIGHT, THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL THAT CALLS FOR FEDERAL SUPERVISION OF AIRLINE BAGGAGE SCREENERS. BUT IT STOPPED SHORT OF THE SENATE VERSION -- MAKING THEM FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.
))

[11Guiliani]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC05:20]
[GRAPHIC=Warner-Earley]


Virginia polls show Republican Mark Earley needs a six to ten point burst of good will from voters this weekend to pull out a victory Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT :07]


The Earley campaign hopes a new T-V and web-site ad by New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani can help provide it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But now more than ever]

((BUT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, VIRGINIA AND AMERICA NEEDS REAL LEADERSHIP AND YOU'VE GOT A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN MARK EARLEY WHO CAN PROVIDE EXACTLY THAT KIND OF LEADERSHIP. IF I WERE A VIRGINIAN, I WOULD VOTE FOR MARK EARLEY.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=I would vote for Mark Earley.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Warner-Earley]


A spokesman for Mark Warner says Warner has a great deal of respect for Mayor Guiliani.
But the Democrat thinks the race will be decided by Virginians on Virginia issues... like the budget impasse and resulting lack of resources for law enforcement officers.

[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC2:02:04]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll]


Not much change from two weeks ago in our final NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll on the two other statewide races.
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[VO-NAT :32]


In the Lieutenant Governor's race, Democrat and former Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine is on top at 42 percent, just two points ahead and within the poll's margin of error to make it a dead heat.
Republican and Prince William County Delegate Jay Katzen is at 40 percent.
16 percent are still undecided.
In the race for Attorney General, Republican Jerry Kilgore holds his sizeable lead, with 46 percent support.
Democrat Donald McEachin has 35 percent support.
A full 19 percent are still undecided in that race.
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[11Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:27:45]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


150 thousand voter guides at polling places on Tuesday should insure you can exercise your right to vote.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


It's all part of an effort by the State Board of Elections, the N-double-A-C-P, an ethics watchdog group, and the major political parties to prove one thing: Virginia is NOT Florida.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=One of the things that]
[sot tape 11:47:46 ]

((CAMERON QUINN/STATE BD. OF ELECTIONS: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT TURNED UP IN FLORIDA IS THAT A LOT OF THE BALLOTS WEREN'T COUNTED AT THE PRECINCT LEVEL, THEY WERE COUNTED CENTRALLY. AND AS THE STUDIES IN THE MEANTIME HAVE SHOWN, THAT TENDS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BALLOTS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN COUNTED. ALL PRECINCTS COUNT ALL BALLOTS IN VIRGINIA AT THE PRECINCT LEVEL.))
[SUPER=401-Cameron Quinn/State Board of Elections;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=Virginia at the precinct level.]
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[VO-NAT :24]


Virginia also has "conditional ballots," letting you vote even if you can't be found on the voter rolls until the next day.
A new "two corner" standard for punch card chads was set by state lawmakers this year.
The voter guide tells you you can vote WITHOUT a voter I-D, just by signing a piece of paper.
And some localities will be testing the very latest in voting technology on Tuesday.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Stocks closed higher yesterday following news of a possible settlement in the Microsoft antitrust case.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((Information:
(on cam)

MICROSOFT LIT A FIRE UNDER THE STOCK MARKET ON NEWS THE SOFTWARE GIANT IS CLOSE TO SETTLING ITS 3 YEAR OLD ANTITRUST CASE WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

(graphic)

THE DOW SPRINTED 188 POINTS

(graphic)

WHILE THE NASDAQ RACED AHEAD 56 POINTS.

(on cam)

STOCKS RALLIED EVEN IN THE FACE OF MORE DISMAL ECONOMIC NEWS..
THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR PUT IN ITS WORST PERFORMANCE LAST MONTH SINCE THE RECESSION OF 1990-91 AS CONSUMER SPENDING PLUNGED TO A 14 YEAR LOW.
AND LATER TODAY WE GET THE KEY EMPLOYMENT REPORT FOR OCTOBER WHICH IS EXPECTED TO REFLECT THE MASSIVE LAYOFFS THAT OCCURRED AFTER THE SEPTEMBER ATTACKS.

(graphic)

AUTO SALES WERE IN OVERDRIVE AT FORD AND GENERAL MOTORS LAST MONTH. SALES CLIMBED MORE THAN 30 - SALES DRIVEN BY LOW PRICES AND ZERO FINANCING.. BUT MARKETWATCHERS SAY ALL OF THAT DISCOUNTING WILL CHIP AWAY AT PROFITS.

(on cam)

INTEREST RATES CONTINUE TO SLIDE AND SOME MARKETWATCHERS SAY THAT COULD SET STAGE FOR AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY....

(graphic)

HOMBUILDERS INCLUDING CENTEX AND LENNAR RALLIED AS THE RATE ON A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE FELL TO 6.52 PERCENT.. ITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE OCTOBER 1998.

(graphic)

ON THE FLIPSIDE, WASHIGTON MUTAL, THE LARGEST U-S SAVINGS AND LOAN FELL ON CONCERN MORE PEOPLE WILL REFINANCE THEIR MORTGAGES WITH FIXED RATE LOANS AS INTEREST RATES DECLINE. THE BULK OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL'S BUSINESS IS IN MORE PROFITABLE ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES. STOCKS TO WATCH TODAY INCLUDE PRICLINE.COM AND COMPUTER SCIENCES, BOTH COMPANIES REPORTED PROFITS THAT BEAT THE STREET AND SAID EARNINGS WILL BE BETTER THAN EXPECTED IN THE COMING QTR.

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(on cam)

I'M AC IN NY.))



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[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Amherst-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC36:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An emotional plea from the parents of an Amherst County school student who was struck and killed near her bus stop last month.
They want administrators to take a hard look at overcrowding on the county's buses.. so that another tragedy doesn't have to happen.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=17-year-old]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Last Month; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Roberson/Father; :20]
[SUPER=01-John Walker/Amherst Co. School Superintendent; 1:00]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.]

(( 17- year- old Dana Roberson died October 17th, trying to cross a dark, busy highway to get to her schoolbus.
Roberson apparently was one of many students who would risk crossing Route 29 in order to get a seat on the bus.. which parents say was dangerously overcrowded.
Roberson's parents are asking the school board to do something.
[SOT 16:30:56]

((LYNN ROBERSON/FATHER: WE FEEL THAT THE OVERCROWDING SITUATION ON OUR SCHOOL BUSES CONTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN PUTTING THEMSELVES AT RISK IN ORDER TO CATCH A BUS SO THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO STAND OR SIT ON THE FLOORBOARD.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=on the floorboard.]


School officials say they've identified about ten buses that may be overcrowded and are keeping an eye on those daily ridership figures.
But Bus 78.. Dana Roberson's bus.. has been much lighter since the accident.. parents apparently are reluctant to let their kids back near the highway.
Superintendent John Walker says without reliable figures, he can't yet recommend any changes.
[SOT 16:45:07]

((DR. JOHN WALKER/AMHERST CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: WE HAVE NOT MADE CHANGES AT THIS MOMENT FOR THE MOST PART, BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD ALL THE INPUT WE COULD SO WHEN IT WAS TIME TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS WE'D HAVE THE BEST INFORMATION POSSIBLE AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE HASTY AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO EXCLUDE ANYONE'S COMMENTS.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=exclude anyone's comments.]
[SOT 16:31:58]

((LYNN ROBERSON: WHATEVER YOU DO WILL NOT BRING MY DAUGHTER BACK. BUT I THINK THIS NEED IS URGENT.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=need is urgent.]


Walker says he'll have more detailed information at the next board meeting.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A fire last night damaged the caretaker's home at the Fair View Cemetery in Roanoke.
Crews had a hard time getting to the scene of the blaze, because many of gates to the cemetery were locked.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:40:33 drew levinson tease]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=coming up.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A Roanoke woman who won 150- thousand dollars in a lawsuit against a nail salon may not end up receiving any money at all.
She sued, claiming permanent damage to her nails.
But a judge threw out the award, calling it too excessive.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, November 2nd.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[AM-Top-Nail]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Roanoke woman who sued a nail salon... and won 150 thousand dollars... still hasn't seen a dime- and she may not.

The judge has thrown out the award... saying it was too excessive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:31:09]
[IN Q=]

((CAROL WEBB: IT'S LIKE HE'S PLAYING GOD. HE'S PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON MY FINGERNAILS. THEY'RE NOT HIS NAILS HE CAN'T PUT A PRICE TAG ON MY FINGERS.))
[SUPER=07-Carol Webb;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=tag on my fingers.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


It was 1995 that Webb got artificial nails at Top Nails in Roanoke. She sued, claiming permanent damage to her nails.
At the first trial, the jury awarded only the amount of her medical bills... a little more than 15-hundred dollars...
At the second trial, the jury agreed on a larger award-- 150 thousand dollars.
Webb thought the case was over.
But the attorneys for Top Nails asked the judge to throw out the verdict and the award.
Judge James Swanson did NOT set aside the jury's decision that the salon is liable, but he did order a new trial to determine just how much Webb is owed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:33:16]
[IN Q=]

((WEBB: YEA WE'RE GONNA GO ON AND FIGHT IT. WE'RE GOING TO ASK THAT THE JUDGE BE REMOVED FROM THE THIRD TRIAL. IN MY OPINION HE'S BIASED.. THAT'S MY OPINION.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that;'s my opinion.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


In the judge's decision, he says the award was not the product of a fair and impartial decision based on the facts and the law.
News 7 spoke with the attorneys for Top Nails, who say they're pleased with the judge's decision.. although they had hoped the entire case could be re-tried.


[11English]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:25:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Charlottesville man will avoid a possible death sentence after pleading guilty to killing and robbing his stepfather.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


23-year-old Charlie English pleaded guilty to the first degree murder of Ralph English last year.
The 61-year-old Rocky Mount man was strangled in his bed with a boot lace.
Two of Charlie English's friends have already been convicted of helping.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says he agreed to the plea because his evidence showed the OTHER two killed Ralph English.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:17:29 - :41]
[IN Q=Under Virginia law,]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; UNDER VA LAW, THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN GET THE DEATH PENALTY UNDER THE LAW IN A CAPITAL CASE IS THE PERSON THAT ACTUALLY COMMITS THE TRIGGER OFFENSE AND CHARLIE ENGLISH WAS NOT THAT PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=English was not that person.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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English will be sentenced in January.
Under the plea agreement, he could receive up to 50 years in prison.

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Virginia's Army National Guard has a new duty.
Governor Jim Gilmore has activated some Richmond and Tidewater area units to guardsthe state's two nuclear power plants.
The soldiers will support State Police and Dominion Power personnel already keeping the North Anna and Surry nuclea r plants secure.