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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bring the umbrella AND the jacket along today, it's going to be cool.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, straight ahead.






[7-AM-White-Van]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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State police and the F-B-I are on high alert in the search for the serial sniper- which led authorities to look closely at a Oklahoma man as he traveled through Roanoke County yesterday...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Otis Higginbotham was headed to Oklahoma City when he broke down near exit 140 on Interstate 81.
Ordinarily that wouldn't raise suspicion, except someone noticed Higginbotham was hauling a white van inside his Ryder truck.
The Oklahoma man also sounded more alarms after police learned he purchased the van in Maryland and had maps of the D-C area in his truck.
In the end though, it all turned out to be a coincidence.
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Higginbotham's ordeal lasted a little more than three hours before he was cleared to leave.
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[7-11Bowman]


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The man investigators plan to question about the Short family murders wants to return home to clear his name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week;]


That's according to Garrison Bowman's friends.
Several have come forward to contradict allegations laid out by Bowman's landlord in search warrants... and they say Bowman will set the record straight.
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[sot 6:48:31 - :40]

((ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS HE WANTS TO DO IS TAKE CARE AND RESOLVE, GET TO THE BOTTOM AND RESOLVE. HE DEFINITELY WANTS TO DO THAT BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE. HE WAS NOT A PART OF THAT. ))
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((I KNOW IN MY HEART... THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ANY PART OF THAT WHATSOEVER. HE LOVED LIFE, HE WAS AN ENVIRONMENTALIST AND LOVED THE ANIMALS, LOVED CHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=loved children.]
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Authorities say Bowman MAY be deported from Canada to the U-S sometime in the next two weeks.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says Canadian officials will escort Bowman to an undisclosed location in the U-S ... then local investigators will meet him.
Because Bowman is NOT a suspect, he's not obligated to talk to them.
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[7-11Shenandoah-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities say the night manager found dead at Shenandoah Homes nearly two weeks ago died of asphyxiation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 3;]

With yesterday's ruling from the Medical Examiner's Office, Roanoke County Police have ruled Helen Cadd's death a homicide. They have yet to make a link between her and Danny Ray Taylor. The homeless man from Chesapeake was found at the retirement center the night Cadd's body was found.
They've taken hair and skin samples from Taylor, but the lab work has not been complete. Authorities said earlier that Cadd had also been the victim of sexual assault.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Today's forecast is calling for a cool rain, with temperatures not expected to climb out of the 40s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, after the news.






[45-11Warner-budget]


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The Commonwealth will hear from Governor Mark Warner tonight about his plans to cut the state budget. Yesterday, the governor responded to Republican Delegate Morgan Griffifth's comments that he lacks leadership.
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Last week Griffith said Warner is taking too long to announce budget cuts and layoffs.
The governor says the state's budget crisis should not be a partisan issue.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I GUESS IT WAS TOO MUCH TO EXPECT THAT EVEN WITH THIS ENORMOUS CHALLENGE THAT EVERYBODY WOULD PUT ASIDE THE KIND OF OLD FASHIONED PARTISAN POLITICS.))
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[OUT Q=OLD FASHIONED PARTISAN POLITICS.]
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Warner will announce the first round of his budget cuts this evening in a statewide address.
At least a thousand state workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the two BILLION dollar budget shortfall.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
News 7 will carry the governor's address live tonight, beginning at 7-o-clock.
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[45-11Salem-Phones]


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The City of Salem is also reworking some numbers.
City residents will soon be charged extra for using their cellular phones. Last night, city council voted unanimously to implement a 3-dollar cell phone tax. The extra revenue will be used to help pay for renovations and additions at Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

City Manager Forest Jones says, until now, Salem residents have been fortunate to escape the tax.
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[IN Q=We're the last, probably one of the last...]

((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: WE'RE THE LAST, PROBABLY ONE OF THE LAST LOCALITIES IN VIRGINIA TO ADOPT THIS TAX. I'M SURE ALL THE OTHER VALLEY LOCALITIES HAVE A CELL PHONE TAX SO IT'S NOTHING MORE THAN WE'RE COMING IN LINE.))
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[OUT Q=more than we're coming in line.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Renovations to Andrew Lewis Middle School will also be paid for by an increase in the car-decal fee, an increase in the lodging tax and Salem's new cigarette tax which will go into effect in December.

[45-11-County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=tha]
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There will soon be a new face on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Last night, the board selected Mike Altizer to fill the seat vacated by Harry Nickens. During the last election, Altizer actually ran against Nickens and garnered what Chairman Butch Church thought was impressive support.
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Mike Altizer was selected from 5 applicants.
The board hopes to have him sworn in by November First.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Cool and rainy today, so be sure to dress accordingly.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, straight ahead.






[8-6-Cline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Virginia Senator John Warner says recent votes in Congress do NOT represent an act of war.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Warner toured Bea (MAO- uhr) Maurer, Incorporated in Fairfield yesterday.
The company manufactures rapid deployment shelters for the military and other federal agencies.
Warner says votes in Congress authorizing the President to use military force are important, as the administration presses for action against Iraq in the United Nations.
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[OUT Q=out of the hands of Sadaam Hussein.]
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Warner visited western Virginia to campaign with Ben Cline, the Republican candidate who hopes to succeed Vance Wilkins in the House of Delegates.
He faces Democrat Mimi Elrod in the race for the 24th District seat.
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[8-6-Jeffrey]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Roanoke man is trying to garner support for his write- in campaign in the 6th Congressional District.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Martin Jeffrey, a former leader of the N-Double A-C-P, is running as an independent against Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Jeffrey says education and the ecomony are two of his main focuses.
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[IN Q=All of us are]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/(I) 6TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: ALL OF US ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUALITY OF OUR EDUCATION AND THERE'S A DIRECT LINKAGE BETWEEN THE QUALITY OF OUR EDUCATION, SECONDARY AND POST- SECONDARY, AND OUR ECONOMY... THE AVAILABILITY OF JOBS, THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR WORKFORCE.))
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Jeffrey says he's lived in Virginia almost twenty years, and has spent that time focusing on making the community better. He's currently involved in a full- time ministry with his wife, and says a major theme of his campaign is "one nation under God." Jeffrey says he'll spend the next 22 days listening to the people of the District so he can take their concerns to Congress.


[8-11Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-28]
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Halloween sales are making a monster comeback from last year...
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Costume retailers suffered in the wake of September 11th. Irene Timko at Dance Etc. in Vinton says people's fears kept them from celebrating the usual way - with parties and trick or treating. But Timko says this year ... children's sales are up and adults are really getting into the Halloween spirit too.
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[SOT 3:06:05]
[IN Q=WHEN IT COMES]

((IRENE TIMKO/STORE OWNER; WHEN IT COMES TO HALLOWEEN, AS FAR AS SPENDING MONEY IS NOT REALLY CHILDREN ITS THE ADULT THE ADULTS THAT SPEND MONEY ON THEMSELVES OR PARTIES))
[SUPER=01-Irene Timko/Store Owner;]
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[OUT Q=OR PARTIES.]
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Dance Etc. sells and rents costumes. Timko says most of the customers are shopping for the weekend before Halloween - since October 31st falls on a Thursday.
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