[Shooting-Spree]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It may be the biggest clue so far in the search for the serial sniper--
"The Washington Post" reports a witness spotted the sniper aim and fire at the woman killed Monday night in Falls Church.
A souce tells the paper that Linda Franklin was shot from about 40 yards-- closer range than eight other victims.
As for the investigation, authorities are calling in the military to help out.
The Pentagon is lending surveillance planes to patrol the skies, and pass along information to police on the ground.
Jennifer Miller has an update now from Rockville, Maryland.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Starrs/Forensic Scientist;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Manger/Fairfax Co. Police Chief;]
[SUPER=02-Charles Moose/Montgomery Co., MD Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]

((
THERE'S STILL NO DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SNIPER...BUT WITH 11 CRIMES SCENES TO STUDY...INVESTIGATORS ARE GATHERING MORE AND MORE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION EACH TIME HE STRIKES.

SOT: JAMES STARRS, FORENSIC SCIENTIST

'THE OFFENDER IS STARTING TO MAKE MORE MISTAKES."
MONDAY'S NIGHT'S FATAL SHOOTING OF A 47 YEAR OLD FBI ANALYST IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA APPEARS TO HAVE YIELDED THE MOST CLUES TO DATE. FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLICE ARE SAID TO HAVE A PARTIAL LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND WITNESSES WHO MAY HAVE GOTTEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE SHOOTER.

SOT: COL. TOM MANGER/FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE CHIEF

"I AM CONFIDENT THAT INFORMATION WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO AN ARREST."
AND HELP IS ON THE WAY FROM THE U-S MILITARY. SURVEILLANCE PLANES WILL SOON BE USED TO PATROL THE D.C. AREA. AND THE ARMY HAS BEGUN SEARCHING ITS RECORDS FOR PEOPLE WITH SNIPER TRAINING.
IN THE MEANTIME, POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW COMPOSITE PHOTOS OF VEHICLES THE SNIPER MAY BE USING.

SOT: VOICE OF CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY (MD) POLICE

"please pay attention to the ladder rack which is on top of this van. the 2nd one is a ford econovan, also with the ladder rack on the top of it.

(MOOSE ON CAMERA)

we're asking the public if anybody knows anything about these two vehicles to please call the 800 number.
))

[VOB-State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Warner Address]


Now it's time for Governor Mark Warner's administration to lay out the details.
They'll provide more specifics later today .. on the governor's plan to meet Virginia's budget crisis.
It comes one day after Warner laid out his budget-balancing plan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

To help close a nearly two billion dollar shortfall, the governor is closing every DMV office one day a week.
Twelve will be shut down permanently.
The state's ABC stores will reduce operating hours and aid to libraries, museums and regional airports will be cut by 15-percent.
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[SOT FULL 58:46]
[IN Q=I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO HURT]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]

[RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=WHO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.]
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[VO-NAT :12+]

The governor says he spared -- for now -- public safety and K-12 education. Warner told Virginians that these cuts are only the first round.
Many lawmakers warned that the more painful cuts are yet to come.
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[React-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-44 12:08]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

The state budget cuts will also be hitting Virginia's colleges and universities Teresa Hamilton reports-- Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors will be looking at the possibility of raising tuition to maintain the school's quality of education and jobs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At Virginia Tech]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Cranford/Associate Professor of Biology; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :50]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:05 ish]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

(( At Virginia Tech-- members of the university's faculty senate gathered to watch the Governor's speech. What they heard was disappointing-- more budget cuts are just around the corner.
(//sot///)
[sot 15:17:43]
[in q=AS A RESULT OF ]

((JACK CRANFORD/ASOCIATE PROFESSOR: AS A RESULT OF THIS LAST BUDGET CUT WE'VE RESTRICTED THE NUMBER OF SECTIONS AND INCREASED CLASS SIZE ON THE LAST GO ROUND OF BUDGET CUTS, WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS NOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO MORE TRIMMING AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT'S GOING TO COME.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=GOING TO COME.]

It's a predicament facing colleges and universities across the state--as they struggle with decreased funding.. According to the Governor-- unless tuition goes UP the state's colleges and universities could lose as many as 45- hundred employees. At Virginia Tech-- the school is considering raising tuition either mid-term or next year in hopes of saving as many as 300 jobs.
(///sot//)
[sot 15:20:51]
[IN Q=we will be ]

((WE WILL BE TAKING A TUITION INCREASE PROPOSAL TO THE BOARD IN NOVEMBER FOR A YET UNDETERMINED AMOUNT WE KNOW THOUGHT THAT IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE FRACTION OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE'LL BE LOSING SO WE'LL BE LOOKING AT SOME PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMING REDUCTIONS.)) [RUNS21]
[OUTQ= PROGRAMING REDUCITONS.]

Virginia Tech also suffered another blow... The state is reducing funding for Cooperative Extension-- so 147 extension agents, faculty and related staff will be losing their jobs. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))

[Iraq-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Saddam Hussein]


Saddam Husein has won another seven year term as President of Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


An Iraqi official says Saddam took 100 percent of the vote in a referendum in which he was the ONLY candidate.
He's ruled Iraq for 23 years.
Nearly 12 million people cast their votes.
Authorities in Iraq had urged voters to turn out in force, to show massive support for Saddam in the face of U.S. threats of military action, and President Bush's desire to remove him from power.
Meanwhile, the U-S has dismissed the vote, and said it lacked any credibility.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, news from Intel could put a damper on today's Wall Street open. After yesterday's closing bell, the semi-conductor giant reported earnings below Wall Street expectations.
But BEFORE the bell, it was up up and away.
Jean Lee has this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The market makes]
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=I'm Jean Lee in New York.]



(((oc) The market makes it four wins in a row, as investors liked what they saw in corporate America's 3rd quarter earnings. Both the Dow and Nasdaq finished at their session highs. (gr) The Dow jumping 4.8 percent, (gr) while the Nasdaq added more than 5-percent. (oc) All eyes focused in on Intel after the close, and the chip giant's third-quarter earnings disappointed the street by 3-cents, though its revenue came inline with expectations. Intel also warned that its 4th quarter sales will be flat. The company says it will cut down slightly on its spending for equipment, by reusing some current resources. (gr) Another member of the chip sector, Novellus (NVLS) surpassed expectations by 2-pennies with its 3rd-quarter profit of 11 cents a share. But the stock moved lower in after-hours trading, as investors reacted to a lower 3rd quarter revenue. (oc) Novellus blames the anemic demand for microchips, and says the industry is showing few signs of recovery. Another chapter in the ImClone scandal. The company's former CEO Sam Waksal pleaded guilty to a total of 6 charges related to insider trading.. (gr) Waksal's guilty pleas could bring even more heat to Martha Stewart, who is ALREADY being investigated for allegedly getting inside information about ImClone and unloading the stock before it plummeted. Prosecutors NOW say they're looking into a previously undisclosed sale of $30 million in ImClone stock, by an unnamed Waksal associate, that may result in NEW insider trading charges. (gr) You can track the latest market action at our website, cbs.marketwatch.com. (oc) at the nasdaq I' m Jean Lee in ny. ))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC47:40]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile]


It looks like the Roanoke area has its first human case of West Nile Virus. Health officials say a 35 year old Vinton area woman came down with the disease .. but they'll need at least 10 days to receive confirmation. In the meantime, the woman is recovering at home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The area where she lives had one of the highest concentrations of birds testing positive for West Nile, and health officials say they are not surprised to see a human case.
Like humans, birds get the virus from an infected mosquito.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
The best protection against the virus is to avoid mosquitos bites by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of standing water around your home.
(-------------)



[Manns]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-37 44:44]
[GRAPHIC=Manns]

Testimony resumes later this morning .. in the trial of a 17-year old accused of murder for hire. This comes after opening arguments in the case of Billy Ray Manns .. in Martinsville Circuit Court .
(------------)
[VO-NAT :30]

Lisa Thomas Muhammad was fatally shot
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/September 2000;]

in September of 2000 while working in the store she and her husband ran.
[SUPER=04-January 2001;]

The Commonwealth says Manns was hired to kill Thomas by her husband, Maverick Muhammad, and that the teen bragged about the shooting afterwards. The defense alleges witnesses who testified about Manns' bragging were serving time for other crimes, and gave up information only to have their sentences reduced.
(------------)



[Triathlon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC1:57:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A CIVIL trial is underway in Montgomery County over the death of a bicyclist killed during a race.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]


Gary Wayne Taylor was participating in the Blacksburg 2000 Triathalon, when he ran into a car at an intersection along the course.
The town's attorney says Taylor ran a stop sign, but, his family says the accident could have been prevented altogether... if someone was at the intersection directing traffic.
The family is suing the town and the race director for five million dollars.
(------------)


[6Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-39 33:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some local postal employees will soon face a decision .. change their schedules or look for new work.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

Roanoke's Postmaster Anne Murray says about 40-employees will receive changes to their schedule and work location within the next few weeks. The employees will have the option of refusing the switch - - but they will lose their jobs. Murray says it's necessary to shift positions around to adjust to increasing automation at the post office ... that machines are simply taking away some of the need for manual mail distribution. The workers will be from Roanoke City and County.
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[2Shooting-Spree]


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


The Pentagon is offering help from the sky in the search for the serial sniper around Washington D-C.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has agreed to the F-B-I's request to use a military surveillance aircraft.
They'll be looking for the light-colored van authorities say was spotted at one or more of the shooting sites.
Meanwhile, a major clue in the investigation--
"The Washington Post" reports a witness saw a sniper aim and fire at the woman killed in Falls Church Monday night.

Jennifer Miller joins us now with the latest on the investigation.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Starrs/Forensic Scientist;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Manger/Fairfax Co. Police Chief;]



[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]

((
THERE'S STILL NO DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SNIPER...BUT WITH 11 CRIMES SCENES TO STUDY...INVESTIGATORS ARE GATHERING MORE AND MORE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION EACH TIME HE STRIKES.

SOT: JAMES STARRS, FORENSIC SCIENTIST

'THE OFFENDER IS STARTING TO MAKE MORE MISTAKES."
MONDAY'S NIGHT'S FATAL SHOOTING OF A 47 YEAR OLD FBI ANALYST IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA APPEARS TO HAVE YIELDED THE MOST CLUES TO DATE. FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLICE ARE SAID TO HAVE A PARTIAL LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND WITNESSES WHO MAY HAVE GOTTEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE SHOOTER.

SOT: COL. TOM MANGER/FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE CHIEF

"I AM CONFIDENT THAT INFORMATION WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO AN ARREST."
AND HELP IS ON THE WAY FROM THE U-S MILITARY. SURVEILLANCE PLANES WILL SOON BE USED TO PATROL THE D.C. AREA. AND THE ARMY HAS BEGUN SEARCHING ITS RECORDS FOR PEOPLE WITH SNIPER TRAINING.
IN THE MEANTIME, POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW COMPOSITE PHOTOS OF VEHICLES THE SNIPER MAY BE USING.

SOT: VOICE OF CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY (MD) POLICE

"please pay attention to the ladder rack which is on top of this van. the 2nd one is a ford econovan, also with the ladder rack on the top of it.

(MOOSE ON CAMERA)

we're asking the public if anybody knows anything about these two vehicles to please call the 800 number.
))


[11State-budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC1:35:60]
[GRAPHIC=Warner Address]


Governor Warner's staff will spell out more of the painful details today .. on exactly how the commonwealth will carry out unprecedented cuts in state government.
The governor laid out his budget-balancing plan to Virginians last night in a televised address.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO HURT]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :15]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond; :28]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vincent Callahan/(R) McLean; :34]
[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hall/(D) Richmond; :59]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/(R) Stafford Co.; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg; 1:29]
[SUPER=@Meghan2; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond]
(([SOT 58:46]
[IN Q=I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO HURT]

[RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=WHO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.]


In a 25-minute address, Governor Warner outlined his plan for slashing 858-million dollars from the state's budget.
He announced that 18-hundred state employees will be getting pink slips.
[SOT 13:10:05]
[IN Q=THAT'S GOING TO BE]

[RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=LOSING THEIR JOBS.]



[SOT 13:00:46]
[IN Q=HE HAS NO ALTERNATIVE]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE'S SALARIES.]


To help close a nearly two billion dollar shortfall, the governor is closing every DMV office one day a week.
Twelve will be shut down permanently.
The state's ABC stores will reduce operating hours and aid to libraries, museums and regional airports will be cut by 15-percent.
[SOT 19:43:35]
[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY ITS GOING TO BE PAINFUL]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=ENOUGH PAIN TO GO AROUND.]


The governor says he spared -- for now -- public safety and K-12 education.
Republicans said Warner's cuts were not unexpected.
[SOT 12:03:47]
[IN Q=WE'VE BEEN PREPARED]

[RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=NO SURPRISES OR SHOCKS.]
[SOT 13:02:56]
[IN Q=HE'S HAD THE ARM TWISTED]

[RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=DONE A GOOD JOB.]


Warner told Virginians that these cuts are only the first round.
Many lawmakers warned that the more painful cuts are yet to come.
[SOT 19:47:10]
[IN Q=A LOT OF THINGS]

[RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=WHERE HURT IS.]



[SOT 13:02:56]
[IN Q=I WANT EVERY CITIZEN OF VIRGINIA]

[RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=ALL IN IT TOGETHER.]



[SOT 13:01:56]
[IN Q=THE BALL IS ON]

[RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=OUR BALLPARK NOW.]


Lawmakers will get their chance to enter the game and balance the still-deficit-ridden state budget when their season opens in January.
MM, News 7, Richmond ))

[VOB-React-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

Virginia's colleges and university's are also dealing with the budget ax.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

More budget cuts are just around the corner and the Governor says thousands of job are in jeopardy. Warner says unless the state's colleges and universities raise tuition or find other funding-- they could be forced to lay off as many as 45- hundred employees. Next month-- Virginia Tech will approach the Board of Visitors about raising tuition either mid-term or next year in hopes of saving 300- jobs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We will be ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; ]

((WE WILL BE TAKING A TUITION INCREASE PROPOSAL TO THE BOARD IN NOVEMBER FOR A YET UNDETERMINED AMOUNT WE KNOW THOUGHT THAT IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE FRACTION OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE'LL BE LOSING SO WE'LL BE LOOKING AT SOME PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMING REDUCTIONS.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=programming reductions.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Students could see larger classes and fewer courses to chose from which could delay graduation. Virginia Tech also suffered another setback. The state is reducing funding for Cooperative Extension-- so 147 extension agents, faculty and related staff will be losing their jobs.
(------------)




[6City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-36 1:03:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Gainsboro tops the list. It will be the next Roanoke neighborhood to be targeted for major improvements.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city started with Southeast Roanoke, concentrating grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make a major impact.
Council is now taking action that will encourage housing rehabilitation, new construction, and street improvements there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:32:02]
[IN Q=You know the good news]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS IS WE'RE REALLY GOING TO CONCENTRATE SOME RESOURCES IN EACH AREA AS WE MOVE THROUGH THIS PROCESS. THE BAD NEWS IS IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GET THROUGH ALL SIX OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=all six of these neighborhoods.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A task force has determined which neighborhoods should receive attention first, and Gainsboro is at the top of the list.
(------------)



[6Road-Dispute]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-34 1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A long-running battle over property rights in Montgomery County is now in court .. and it may soon be over.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]


Turman Lumber filed a lawsuit last October against Mary Ann Capp, for shutting off a road that leads to its logging operation in Sugar Grove.
Capp says she closed the gate that opens the road only because the trucks were damaging her property.
The lawsuit has prompted seven other property owners to sue Capp, but, both cases may soon end through a settlement.
(///////SOT///////)
[IN Q=it's been]
[SOT 26:32-22:42]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ann Capp/Defendant; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Charles Beller/Plaintiff's Attorney; :05 QUICK]

((MARY ANN CAPP/DEFENDANT:IT'S BEEN AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS SINCE THE FIRST CASE 26:37)) ((CHARLES BELLER/PLAINTIFF'S ATTY: IT'S POSSIBLE IT COULD NOT BE OVER. WE HOPE IT'S OVER 22:42 ))
[OUT Q=it's over]
[RUNS=:08]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Neither party is disclosing the details of the proposed agreement.
They say they hope to have it worked out within a few days.
(------------)


[3Shooting-Spree]


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


While the sniper remains on the loose, authorities now have more information to work with.
"The Washington Post" reports at least one witness saw the sniper aim and shoot the F-B-I employee killed Monday night in Falls Church.
The paper says the shooter fired from about 40 yards away, much closer than in earlier attacks.
Officials say ANOTHER witness gave a description of a dark- skinned man, possibly Hispanic or Middle Eastern, in a white van.
Jennifer Miller is in Rockville, Maryland this morning with an update on the investigation.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Starrs/Forensic Scientist;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Manger/Fairfax Co. Police Chief;]



[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Rockville, MD;]

((
THERE'S STILL NO DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SNIPER...BUT WITH 11 CRIMES SCENES TO STUDY...INVESTIGATORS ARE GATHERING MORE AND MORE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION EACH TIME HE STRIKES.

SOT: JAMES STARRS, FORENSIC SCIENTIST

'THE OFFENDER IS STARTING TO MAKE MORE MISTAKES."
MONDAY'S NIGHT'S FATAL SHOOTING OF A 47 YEAR OLD FBI ANALYST IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA APPEARS TO HAVE YIELDED THE MOST CLUES TO DATE. FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLICE ARE SAID TO HAVE A PARTIAL LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND WITNESSES WHO MAY HAVE GOTTEN A GOOD LOOK AT THE SHOOTER.

SOT: COL. TOM MANGER/FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE CHIEF

"I AM CONFIDENT THAT INFORMATION WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO AN ARREST."
AND HELP IS ON THE WAY FROM THE U-S MILITARY. SURVEILLANCE PLANES WILL SOON BE USED TO PATROL THE D.C. AREA. AND THE ARMY HAS BEGUN SEARCHING ITS RECORDS FOR PEOPLE WITH SNIPER TRAINING.
IN THE MEANTIME, POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW COMPOSITE PHOTOS OF VEHICLES THE SNIPER MAY BE USING.

SOT: VOICE OF CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY (MD) POLICE

"please pay attention to the ladder rack which is on top of this van. the 2nd one is a ford econovan, also with the ladder rack on the top of it.

(MOOSE ON CAMERA)

we're asking the public if anybody knows anything about these two vehicles to please call the 800 number.
))


[2VOB-State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Warner Address]


Now come the details. Governor Warner's staff will provide more specifics later today .. on the governor's plan to meet Virginia's budget crisis. The governor laid out his budget-balancing plan last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

To help close a nearly two billion dollar shortfall, Warner is closing every DMV office one day a week.
Twelve will be shut down permanently.
The state's ABC stores will reduce operating hours and aid to libraries, museums and regional airports will be cut by 15-percent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT FULL 58:46]
[IN Q=I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO HURT]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]

[RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=WHO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :12+]

The governor says he spared -- for now -- public safety and K-12 education. Warner told Virginians that these cuts are only the first round.
Many lawmakers warned that the more painful cuts are yet to come.
(------------)



[React-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-44 12:08]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

The state budget cuts will also be hitting Virginia's colleges and universities Teresa Hamilton reports-- Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors will be looking at the possibility of raising tuition to maintain the school's quality of education and jobs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At Virginia Tech]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Cranford/Associate Professor of Biology; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :50]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:05 ish]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

(( At Virginia Tech-- members of the university's faculty senate gathered to watch the Governor's speech. What they heard was disappointing-- more budget cuts are just around the corner.
(//sot///)
[sot 15:17:43]
[in q=AS A RESULT OF ]

((JACK CRANFORD/ASOCIATE PROFESSOR: AS A RESULT OF THIS LAST BUDGET CUT WE'VE RESTRICTED THE NUMBER OF SECTIONS AND INCREASED CLASS SIZE ON THE LAST GO ROUND OF BUDGET CUTS, WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS NOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO MORE TRIMMING AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT'S GOING TO COME.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=GOING TO COME.]

It's a predicament facing colleges and universities across the state--as they struggle with decreased funding.. According to the Governor-- unless tuition goes UP the state's colleges and universities could lose as many as 45- hundred employees. At Virginia Tech-- the school is considering raising tuition either mid-term or next year in hopes of saving as many as 300 jobs.
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((WE WILL BE TAKING A TUITION INCREASE PROPOSAL TO THE BOARD IN NOVEMBER FOR A YET UNDETERMINED AMOUNT WE KNOW THOUGHT THAT IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE FRACTION OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE'LL BE LOSING SO WE'LL BE LOOKING AT SOME PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMING REDUCTIONS.)) [RUNS21]
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Virginia Tech also suffered another blow... The state is reducing funding for Cooperative Extension-- so 147 extension agents, faculty and related staff will be losing their jobs. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))

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It's not something many of us WANT to think about, but it's important to plan ahead in the event of your own death, or the death of a loved one.
Oakey's Funeral Service and the A-A-R-P are hosting a free workshop to help people make the right decisions to protect themselves, their estate, and their family.
Grace Poff with Oakey's Funeral Service is here with us this morning, along with Mariette Klein, the Associate State Director of the A-A-R-P of Virginia.
Good Morning to both of you.

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[SUPER=01-Mariette Klein/AARP of Virginia;]



(questions:)



(What are some of the main issues you all will be discussing at the workshop?)



(And this isn't just about wills and funeral planning--

Mariette, you all are also offering advice on keeping safe in the home...)

(There's also a health expert who will be there....so, it sounds like a very well- rounded workshop..)



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The Personal Planning Workshop will be held today from 9:30 AM until 1:30 this afternoon at the Brambleton Center.
To register, call Grace Poff at Oakey's Funeral Service at 540-982-2100.
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News 7 Mornin will be right back.



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Health officials say they expected it sooner or later.
It looks like the Roanoke area has its first human case of West Nile Virus .. a 35 year old Vinton area woman who is currently recovering at home. Health officials say they'll need at least 10 days, however, to receive confirmation that her case is indeed West Nile.
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The area where she lives had one of the highest concentrations of birds testing positive for the disease in the Roanoke area.
Like humans, birds get the virus from an infected mosquito.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
The best protection against the virus is to avoid mosquitos bites by wearing insect repellent, and getting rid of standing water around your home.
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Falling rain, meanwhile, is causing more problems for residents and business owners in Hickory, North Carolina.
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The stormy weather is causing an ever- expanding sinkhole to grow wider, and dangerously closer to swallowing nearby buildings.
Yesterday's rain caused transportation officials to close down a section of state highway, as more pavement gave way outside this restaurant.
They say they'll decide by today on the proposal of Buffalo's owner for repairing two sinkholes on his property. (------------)