[War-Update]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
U-S Customs agents shut down a Somalia- based financial network with companies in four American cities.
The chairman of the network denies allegations that the companies assisted terrorist groups.
Meanwhile, round-the -clock bombing in Afghanistan continues.
Witnesses say American jets and at least one B-52 bomber dropped dozens of bombs on Taliban lines early today.
Huge plumes of smoke have been rising from the Taliban positions, and their anti- aircraft guns have been silent.
Here at home, President Bush plans to head to Atlanta today to give the nation a prime-time update on Homeland Defense.
Cindy Pena is in Washington this morning with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Cindy Pena/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=141-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

((FEDERAL OFFICERS SWOOPED DOWN ON BUSINESSES IN FOUR STATES -- EMPTYING THEIR OFFICES AND SHUTTING THEIR DOORS.
THE RAIDS -- PART OF A GLOBAL CRACKDOWN ON FINANCIAL NETWORKS -- THAT FUNNEL MONEY TO OSAMA BIN LADEN'S AL-QAIDA ORGANIZATION ... AND OTHER TERRORIST GROUPS.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"They present themselves as legitimate businesses. But they skim money from every transaction for the benefit of terrorist organizations.
AND PRESIDENT BUSH IS GETTING RENEWED SUPPORT FROM HIS CLOSEST ALLY -- BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, TONY BLAIR. DURING A VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE, BLAIR SAID HE REMAINS COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING THE CAMPAIGN'S MILITARY GOALS.

(SOT: TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER) - 17:30:23

"It's al-Qaida and the terrorist networks shut down. It's the Taliban regime out. It's the new regime in that is broad based and is a decent future for the people of Afghanistan."
IN AFGHANISTAN, OPPOSITION FORCES SAY THEY PLAN TO ATTACK THE TALIBAN-CONTROLLED CITY OF MAZIR-I-SHARIF FROM BOTH SIDES -- PERHAPS AS EARLY AS TODAY.
MEANWHILE -- HERE AT HOME -- POSTAL INSPECTORS ARE INVESTIGATING THE DYING WORDS OF A WASHINGTON EMPLOYEE WHO FELL VICTIM TO ANTHRAX.
JUST HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH, THOMAS MORRIS JUNIOR TOLD A 9-1-1 OPERATOR HE KNEW WHEN AND WHERE HE WAS EXPOSED.

(SOT - GRAPHIC)

"It was last Saturday .... A woman found an envelope and I was in the vicinity. It had powder in it."
))

[11Monty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:38:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Montgomery County man died after being thrown from his car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

State Police say Larry Wayne Dalton's Chevrolet pickup truck ran off the road and overturned... he was thrown from the vehicle. The accident happened on Tyler Road in Montgomery County just after 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Dalton died about an hour later at New River Valley Medical Center.
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[11City-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC2:03:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The wrecking ball has moved closer to one of Covington's landmarks .
Yesterday, a judge refused to halt demolition of Old City Hall.
Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Philip Strother/Friends of Old City Hall Attorney; :24]
[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Covington Mayor; :53]
[SUPER=01-Bill Zimmerman/Covington Vice-Mayor; 1:17]
[SUPER=@Richard1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Covington.]

(( Saying it was a matter for City Council, and not the courts, the Alleghany County Circuit Court denied a request for a permanent injunction halting the imminent demolition of Covington's Old City Hall. A group known as the friends of old city hall HAD successfully paused the wrecking ball temporarily in September. At issue...
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[SOT - 11:04]
[INQ=The consideration given...]

((PHILIP STROTHER/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL ATTORNEY; THE CONSIDERATION GIVEN BY THE CITY COUNCIL TO SELL THE PROPERTY TO A POTENTIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER. THAT DECISION WAS ONLY ALLOWED A 30 DAY TIME PERIOD.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=a 30 day time period.]

Witnesses for the Friends of Old City Hall testified they had two developers interested in the property, but the 30-day time frame just didn't give developers enough time to go over floor plans and fiscal analysis. The ruling brought frowns and rumblings to the packed courtroom, a vast majority present favored rehabilitation.
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[SOT - 4:08]
[INQ=There's been a very small...]

((TEMPLE KESSINGER/COVINGTON MAYOR; THERE'S BEEN A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF VOCAL PEOPLE. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE HAVE RECONCILED THEMSELVES TO MOVING FORWARD.)) [RUNS9]
[OUTQ=to moving forward.]

The Old City Hall debate has resulted in a string of one-vote victories for the Kessinger and the other councilmembers favoring demolition. Kessinger and Covington's Vice-Mayor have been at odds on the issue throughout the debate.
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[SOT - 8:57]
[INQ=This is one...]

((BILL ZIMMERMAN/COVINGTON VICE-MAYOR; THIS IS ONE PARTICULAR ISSUE THAT WE HAPPEN TO AT OPPOSITE ENDS, BUT ON 95 PERCENT OF THE OTHER ISSUES, WE'RE TOGETHER.)) [RUNS6]
[OUTQ=other issues, we're together.]
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[SOT - 14:12]
[INQ=Despite Wednesday's ruling...]

((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; DESPITE WEDNESDAY'S RULING, THE FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL SAY THERE IS STILL SOME HOPE FOR THE AGING BUILDING. THE GROUP SAYS IT PLANS TO FILE AN APPEAL WITH THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT TO STOP THE DEMOLITION. RL, N7, COVINGTON.)) [RUNS13]
[OUTQ=rl, n7, Covington]))



[VOB-MS-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-54]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More than 400- people gathered in Roanoke last night to honor two local men for their work in the community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

George (KEG-lee) Kegley and Bittle Porterfield the third were honored by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their leadership and service in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 00:18:05]
[IN Q=Both financial]
[SUPER=01-John Williamson, III/Dinner Chairman;]

((BOTH FINANCIAL PHILANTHROPY BUT ALSO THEIR INVOLVEMENT OVER A BROAD ARRAY OF NONPROFIT COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS. GEORGE BEING ACTIVE IN THE RESCUE MISSION, ACTIVE IN HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND BITTLE PORTERFIELD HAS BEEN ON LITERALLY, PRACTICALLY EVERY COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD.))
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=community service board.]
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[VO-NAT]

Porterfield and Kegley received the Silver Hope Award-- which is the National M-S Society's highest award. By the way-- last night's dinner raised more than 83- thousand dollars for the M-S society.
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[11Travel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:35:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Business travelers are trading in their airline tickets for remote controls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Video conferencing is apparently replacing travel since the September 11th attacks.
Corporate travelers leery of flying are using systems from K-M-C telecom in Roanoke to keep business rolling.
For companies with several locations in more than one state, it's a cost efficient way to carry on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Last year we had]

((MIKE HACK/MERIDIUM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: LAST YEAR WE HAD 127 TRIPS BETWEEN ROANOKE AND HOUSTON AND SOMETIMES THE MEETINGS ARE JUST AN HOUR OR TWO.)) [BUTT BUT BUTT BUTT] ((JASON ADKINS/KMC TELECOM: HE CAN SPEND A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS AND HAVE A DEDICATED VIDEO LINK BETWEEN HIS HOUSTON AND ROANOKE OFFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Hack/Meridium Software Development;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Adkins/KMC Telecom;:08]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=and Roanoke office.]
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[VO-NAT]


Though leisure travel is picking up, business travel is seemingly grounded.
The proof is in the numbers.... Roanoke Regional Airport served half as many travelers this September than last.
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[11Belk]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:49:18]
[GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall]


An old store at Valley View Mall has a new look.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Nine months and seven million dollars later, the newly renovated Belk is officially open for business.
The store added 23 thousand square feet of space, not to mention new cosmetics, fashion accessories and shoe departments.
That along with new lights, new floors and wider aisles.
Belk management says the store has felt the effects of a slowing economy, but feels the Roanoke market has major growth potential.
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[1st-Business]


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


In business news this morning, Wall Street closed mixed in its latest effort. The partial pullback followed Tuesday's rally in response to the Federal Reserve's tenth interest rate cut this year.


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=1:21]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 8TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
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STOCKS TRIMMED GAINS IN WEDNESDAY'S SESSION AS INVESTORS WEIGHED THE GLOOM OF THE ECONOMIC SKIES AGAINST HOPES THE FED'S RATE CUTS WILL HELP KICK THE ECONOMY INTO GEAR PROFITS FROM THE MINI-RUNUP.. WERE TAKEN AND PARKED AWAY
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. STOCKS UP IN TOKYO ....TOYOTA REPORTING A 35% JUMP IN PROFITS ON A WEAKER YEN.

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JETBLUE BUCKED AN AIRLINE INDUSTRY TREND WEDNESDAY, POSTING A THIRD-QUARTER PROFIT.
JETBLUE OFFERS 84 DAILY FLIGHTS OUT OF J-F-K INTERNATIONAL, WITH PLANS TO OFFER 18 MORE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
AMERICAN AIRLINES WILL POST ITS SIGNS AT TWA GATES, TICKET COUNTERS AND TICKETS BEGINNING DEC. 2ND AND WILL SELL TWA FLIGHTS AS AMERICAN'S
AMERICAN'S PARENT BOUGHT TRANS WORLD AIRLINES OUT OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION THIS YEAR.
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DON'T CHANGE THE NAME YET.. IT'S NOT A T AND TIVO.... BUT THE PHONE COMPANY'S CABLE SYSTEM IS LINKING UP WITH THE ULTRA VERSATILE T-V RECORDER .
A SMALL VERSION OF THE TIVO VIDEO RECORDER IS BEING SOLD BY A-T- -T BROADBAND TO CABLE CUSTOMERS IN CALIFORNIA, NEW ENGLAND AND COLORADO.. IT'S THE START OF AN EXPANDED CABLE PACKAGE THAT A-T AND T IS WORKING WITH TIVO ON.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[CMA]


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


The stars of country music promised a night of patriotism, and they gave fans just that--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Duo Brooks and Dunn kicked off last night's Country Music Association Awards with their hit, "Only in America."
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[SOT nat sound of song 3:03:49]
[IN Q=Sun's coming up]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=song fades]
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[VO-NAT]


But the song most everyone was waiting to hear was Alan Jackson's new one reflecting on September 11th, "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?"
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[SOT nat sound of song 3:04:14]
[IN Q=Did you stand...]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=that blue sky.]
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[VO-NAT]


Singer Tim McGraw was the big winner of the night-- winning the coveted Entertainer of the Year.
The Top Male Vocalist award went to Toby Keith.
And Lee Ann Womack was crowned Best Female Vocalist.
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[Awards-Tyminski]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Thursday-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC 00:11:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was another big night for Franklin County's Dan Tyminski.
The man who supplied George Clooney's singing voice in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou," picked up two major country music awards last night.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I am a man]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Association - CBS; :10]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dan Tyminski/CMA Award Winner; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]
(([SOT]
[IN Q=I am a man]

((I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW... THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=soggy bottom boys.]


Dan Tyminski may have been surprised Wednesday night... but the two CMA awards were a fitting honor for a movie soundtrack that has sold more than two million copies.
[SOT]
[IN Q=No way]

((NO WAY, NO WAY THIS JUST HAPPENED)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=this just happened.]


A native of Vermont, Tyminski now makes his home in Franklin County.
A solo artist and a member of the group, Alison Krauss and Union Station... Tyminski has been riding an unprecedented wave of popularity since the "O Brother" Soundtrack was released last December. [NAT SOUND OF SONG]
On Wednesday night Tyminski picked up the single of the year award for "Man of Constant Sorrow." And he joined other artists on stage when the soundtrack was named Album of the Year.
[SOT 20:20:28]
[IN Q=I suppose]

((DAN TYMINSKI: I SHOULD THANK GEORGE CLOONEY FOR ONE, BUT I SHOULD THANK JOEL AND ETHAN COEN, T-BONE BURNETT, MERCURY RECORDS, AND ROUNDER RECORDS AND DOOBIE SHEA RECORDS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED ON SUCH A WONDERFUL RECORD AND ALL THE FANS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED IT. THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH.)) [RUNS:21]
[OUT Q=thank you so very, very much.]


Stay tuned, grammy nominations are due out in early January.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Federal officers raided businesses in four states as part of the global crackdown on financial networks helping to support terrorist groups.
And more round-the-clock bombing in Afghanistan.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Plus, Governor-Elect Mark Warner is promising historic bi- partisan leadership in Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay with us-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.

[2-War-Update]


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


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush heads to Atlanta today to give the nation a prime-time update on homeland defense.
The President's getting a tour of the Centers for Disease Control, whose labs have been kept busy after the anthrax attacks.
Last night, before dining with Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bush said the war on terror is making headway.
And he said he's confident the international coalition against terror will prevail.
In Afghanistan, the U-S is continuing to pound Taliban troops.
Witnesses say American jets and at least one B-52 bomber dropped dozens of bombs on Taliban lines.
Cindy Pena is in Washington this morning with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Cindy Pena/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=141-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



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

((FEDERAL OFFICERS SWOOPED DOWN ON BUSINESSES IN FOUR STATES -- EMPTYING THEIR OFFICES AND SHUTTING THEIR DOORS.
THE RAIDS -- PART OF A GLOBAL CRACKDOWN ON FINANCIAL NETWORKS -- THAT FUNNEL MONEY TO OSAMA BIN LADEN'S AL-QAIDA ORGANIZATION ... AND OTHER TERRORIST GROUPS.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"They present themselves as legitimate businesses. But they skim money from every transaction for the benefit of terrorist organizations.
AND PRESIDENT BUSH IS GETTING RENEWED SUPPORT FROM HIS CLOSEST ALLY -- BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, TONY BLAIR. DURING A VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE, BLAIR SAID HE REMAINS COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING THE CAMPAIGN'S MILITARY GOALS.

(SOT: TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER) - 17:30:23

"It's al-Qaida and the terrorist networks shut down. It's the Taliban regime out. It's the new regime in that is broad based and is a decent future for the people of Afghanistan."
IN AFGHANISTAN, OPPOSITION FORCES SAY THEY PLAN TO ATTACK THE TALIBAN-CONTROLLED CITY OF MAZIR-I-SHARIF FROM BOTH SIDES -- PERHAPS AS EARLY AS TODAY.
MEANWHILE -- HERE AT HOME -- POSTAL INSPECTORS ARE INVESTIGATING THE DYING WORDS OF A WASHINGTON EMPLOYEE WHO FELL VICTIM TO ANTHRAX.
JUST HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH, THOMAS MORRIS JUNIOR TOLD A 9-1-1 OPERATOR HE KNEW WHEN AND WHERE HE WAS EXPOSED.

(SOT - GRAPHIC)

"It was last Saturday .... A woman found an envelope and I was in the vicinity. It had powder in it."
))


[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC23:43]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Democrat Mark Warner is promising the most bi-partisan administration in Virginia history.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That means he's a realist.
Republicans picked up 12 seats in the House of Delegates Tuesday.
Yesterday, Warner named a transition he hopes will craft a diverse and innovative administration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What we're moving forward]
[sot tape 16:06 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: WHAT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH IS HOW WE WORK WITH THE HOUSE AND SENATE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=with the House and Senate.]
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[VO-NAT :12]


Warner announced he will travel to New York today with Governor Jim Gilmore for an annual economic development mission.
He expects they'll chat about the budget on the plane.
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[SOT 16:49 ]
[IN Q=Since about eleven o'clock]

((SINCE ABOUT ELEVEN O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT AND ELEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOOKS.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=take a look at the books.]
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[VO-NAT :09]


Republican Attorney General- elect Jerry Kilgore simply put out a news release yesterday naming both a transition team, and some top staff picks.
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[6-Patrick-County]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Election results are now in from Patrick County, where election officials had to deal with hundreds of write-in votes.
The big problem was a school board race in which the only candidate on the ballot was called up to active military service. Three others then started write-in campaigns.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 675]
The votes were finally tallied yesterday, and Bobby Mangrum won the battle of the write-ins in the Smith River District. Even though he withdrew, Douglas Dunlap still got 80 votes.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


And in the same district, write-in votes defeated the only candidate on the ballot for County Supervisor.
Dewey Baker received 343 votes, but his write-in challenger, Crystal Harris, earned the victory with 460 votes.

[11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC15:42]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


A brush fire in Roanoke produced forty foot flames and damaged a dozen cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Trees and brush near the Wyndham Hotel caught fire shortly after one o'clock yesterday, and the flames spread quickly.
Firefighters reported flames 40 to 50 feet high as they approached.
The hotel was evacuated briefly, and no one was injured... but a dozen cars were damaged and officials estimate the damage at 100- thousand dollars.
No word yet on the cause.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Stocks ended mixed yesterday. And Enron investors are continuing to bail out of the embattled energy trading company.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((Information:
(on cam)

AFTER A FOUR DAY RALLY, THE BULLS TOOK A BREATHER A DAY AFTER THE FED CUT INTEREST RATES FOR THE 10TH TIME THIS YEAR.

(graphic)

DOW FELL ABOUT 36 POINTS AFTER BRIEFLY RETURNING ITS ITS PRE-SEPT 11TH LEVEL.

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ SQUEEZED OUT A GAIN OF ABOUT 2 POINTS.

(G)

FINANCIAL COMPANIES INCLUDING CITIGROUP AND AMERICAN EXPRESS GAINED ON THE BELIEF THAT LOWERINTEREST RATES WILL BOOST PROFITS.

(G)

BUT RETAILERS LIKE WLAMART AND HOME DEPOT SLID ON WORD THAT OVERALL, RETAIL SALES IN OCTOBER GREW AT THE SLOWEST PACE IN SIX YEARS. EVEN SO, INDUSTRY EXPERTS BELIEVE may see a modest rise in holiday sales from last year, AS PEOPLE focus on home-related merchandise, such as home improvement items and family-orientedentertainment.

(G)

INSURANCE COMPANIES LOST GROUND AFTER AON SAID PROFIT FELL 48 PERCENT MOSTLY ECAUSE OF CLAIMS RELATED TO THE SEPT 11TH ATTACKS.

(on cam)

Hewlett-Packard'S CEO Carly Fiorina's job may be in jeopardy. THAT'S BECAUSE RELATIVES OF co-founders BILL Hewlett and David Packard promise to oppose HEWLETT PACKARD'S PROPOSED BUYOUT OF COMPAQ COMPUTER. THAT CONTROVERSIAL, 18 BLN DOLLAR ACQUSITION WAS THE CORNERSTONE OF FIORINA'S TURNAROUND PLANS.

(G)

THE STRUGGLING ENERGY COMPANY ENRON MAY HAVE FOUND A WHITE KNIGHT. ENRON IS REPORTEDLY IN TALKS TO BE BOUGHT OUT BY DYNEGY.ENRON IS FACING A CASH CRUNCH BECAUSE OF a falling credit rating and a investigation by federal securities regulators.

(graphic)

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

(on cam)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]



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


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


A Montgomery County man died after being thrown from his car. State Police say Larry Wayne Dalton's pickup truck ran off road and overturned on Tyler Road in Montgomery County yesterday afternoon. He was thrown from the vehicle. Dalton died about an hour later at New River Valley Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


There's no word yet on what caused a brush fire in Roanoke that produced forty foot flames and damaged a dozen cars.
Trees and brush near the Wyndham Hotel caught fire shortly after one o'clock yesterday, and the flames spread quickly.
The hotel was evacuated briefly, and no one was injured.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

George (KEG-lee) Kegley and Bittle Porterfield the third were honored last night by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their leadership and service in the Roanoke Valley. Both men received the Silver Hope Award-- which is the National M-S Society's highest award.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
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(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Folks]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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