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A Maryland bus driver is killed on the job today--
Authorities are trying to figure out if it's the work by the serial sniper.
Details, coming up.
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And a D-E-A agent's murder trial is under way in Roanoke.
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The clouds are beginning to brighten up as drier air's moving in...but dense fog may return...I'll tell you when coming up...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...


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A bus driver is fatally shot today--
Authorities are NOT yet saying whether it's the latest attack by the serial sniper.
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[Sniper-Shooting]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another single shot--
Another victim.
And if a link to the serial sniper is confirmed, this would be victim number 13.
The 40-year-old bus driver was shot and killed this morning in Montgomery County, Maryland, as he was standing on the steps of his bus.
Today's incident happened less than a half- mile away from where the sniper attacks began earlier this month.
Federal agents and helicopter have been searching the scene.
Aleen Sirgany is in Rockville, Maryland this afternoon and joins us now with the latest developments.
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(( THIS TIME, A 40-YEAR-OLD BUS DRIVER WAS KILLED...AFTER BEING SHOT ONCE IN THE CHEST WHILE STANDING ON THE STEPS OF HIS COMMUTER BUS.
IT HAPPENED AROUND SIX THIS MORNING NEAR A WOODED AREA IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND... LESS THAN A HALF-MILE FROM THE FIRST SNIPER SHOOTING AND CLOSE TO FIVE OTHERS. POLICE SAY THE DRIVER WAS ON A LAYOVER AT THE TIME.

(SOT) Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery County Police

The task force is on the scene, canine has been tracking, they're combing the woods..this may be similar, we're investigating as if it is.
INVESTIGATORS COMBED THE AREA, POLICE DOGS SEARCHED A NEARBY BASKETBALL COURT, AND POLICE HELICOPTERS FLEW OVERHEAD.

(SOT) Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery County Police

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AND WITHIN MINUTES, A DRAGNET STOPPED EVERY SINGLE VEHICLE ON NEARBY MAJOR ROADS...SOMETIMES WITH GUNS DRAWN...THROUGHOUT THE RUSH HOUR. THIS IS WHAT THE NATION'S CAPITAL LOOKS LIKE FOLLOWING A SHOOTING THESE DAYS. TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE REGION COMES TO A STANDSTILL AS POLICE SEARCH FOR THE SNIPER. ))


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The murder trial of a U-S Drug Enforcement Agent got underway in Roanoke today.
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Agent Timothy Workman remains out on bond, suspended from the D-E-A withOUT pay, as the court prepares to try him for first degree murder. Workman was on temporary duty in Roanoke the night he allegedly shot and killed Keith Bailey outside a restaurant near Valley View Mall. Because Workman waived his right to a preliminary hearing, there has not been much detail reported of the incident last February.
Today will likely be taken up almost entirely with jury selection.
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[Leyva]


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Convicted child molester Tony Leyva is coming back to Southwest Virginia.
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Puerto Rico is ousting the tent-revival preacher from the U-S territory.
The corrections secretary says Leyva never got permission to move there and that there are NO guarantees that he's rehabilitated.
Leyva was released from prison this year after serving 11 years for molesting young boys.
He lived in Roanoke for almost seven months -- and stayed out of trouble -- before heading to Puerto Rico last week.
U-S probation officials say he'll be returned to Roanoke.
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[Truck-Wreck]


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A truck loaded with trampolines did a backflip on the interstate this morning.
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The tractor-trailer and its cargo ended up in the I-81 median near the Troutville exit.
The driver wasn't hurt.
State police say he may have swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control of his rig.
Traffic is moving slowly in the northbound lanes, but should be back to normal soon.
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[Iraq]


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France's ambassador to the United Nations doesn't appear optimistic about a resolution on Iraq.
The comment comes one day after the U-S ambassador to the U-N gave a draft to France and three other veto- holding security council members-- Russia, China, and Britain.
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While speaking in Moscow today, the U-N's chief weapons inspector said a war with Iraq will likely be avoided, if Iraq takes steps to convince the world it doesn't have weapons of mass destruction.
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((HANS BLIX/CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR: "I THINK THAT IF THE IRAQIS HELP AND CO-OPERATE TO CREATE CONFIDENCE THAT NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION REMAIN THEN I THINK THERE WILLBE NO WAR." ))
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Blix says he'd like to have inspectors inside Iraq as soon as possible-- perhaps in as little as two weeks.
But he says it's best they wait until the U-N Security Council decides on a new resolution.
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[Terror]


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Six men from western New York face arraignment today on charges they support al-Qaida.
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The men from suburban Buffalo were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury.
They're accused of training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan.
Four of the six say they've never been to Afghanistan.
The government alleges the men formed a terrorist cell that was awaiting instructions to attack.
All six men are Americans of Yemeni descent.
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[Germany-Terror]


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The attorney for a Moroccan student on trial for allegedly helping the 9-11 hijackers admits his client DID attend a training camp in Afghanistan.
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28- year- old Mounir el (moh-tah-SAH-dek) Motassadeq is accused of providing key logistical support to a Germany terror cell that included lead hijacker Mohammed Atta.
Arrested last November, he faces life in prison if he's convicted.
He's the first September 11th suspect outside the U-S to face trial.
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Up next on the newscast, domestic guru Martha Stewart will have to face fraud charges,
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Plus we will tell you why archealogists believe they have found the earliest physical link to Jesus Christ.
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[Martha-Stewart]


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A potpourri of legal problems continue to plague Martha Stewart--
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A source now says Securities and Exchange Commission attorneys are ready to file civil fraud charges against her for her alleged role in insider trading of Imclone stock.
Stewart's attorneys have reportedly filed a response with the S-E-C.
Meanwhile, Stewart denies any wrongdoing.
The Justice Department is also investigating whether Stewart lied to lawmakers about her sale of ImClone shares.
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[Jesus-Link]


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A newly discovered artifact may be the oldest known link to Jesus Christ.
A burial box was found with an inscription that translates as "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus."
As Randall Pinkston tells us, at least one scholar believes it is a reference to Christ.
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(VO 1) BIBLICAL ARCHAELOGISTS CALL THIS BOX A BREATHTAKING

DISCOVERY PROVIDING PROOF OF JESUS' EXISTENCE. IT'S AN OSSURAY- A LIMESTONE BURIAL BOX DATING FROM THE FIRST CENTURY... WRITTEN IN ARAMAIC ARE THE WORDS: JAMES, SON OF JOSEPH, BROTHER OF JESUS.

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the father, very rare to have the mention of the borther.

(VO 2) UNLESS THE BROTHER WAS FAMOUS .. SOME BIBLICAL SCHOLARS

DESCRIBE JAMES AS JESUS' HALF BROTHERS, OTHERS SAY HE WAS A COUSIN.. BUT THERE IS WIDESPREAD AGREEMENT THAT HE LED THE EARLY CHURCH IN JERUSALEM AND WAS EXECUTED IN AD 64... A FRENCH EXPERT SAYS THE AGE OF THE BOX... WOULD PLACE IT IN THE SAME TIME FRAME AS JESUS' BROTHER.

(SOT: ANDRE LEMAIRE /INSCRIPTION EXPERT it is very clear that it dates

from the first century before the destruction of Jersulem..

(VO 3) THE BOX WAS DISCOVERED IN JERASULEM AND IS OWNED BY A PRIVATE

COLLECTOR WHO ASKED EXPERTS FROM THE BIBLICAL ARCHAELOGY REVIEW TO EXAMINE IT.

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In all likelihood, what we have here is the first and the only archaelogical attestation of Jesus of Nazareth

(RANDALL ON CAM)

BUT EXPERTS CAUTION THEY CANNOT BE SURE THE NAME ON THE BURIAL BOX IS JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY .RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, LONDON.))

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A landmark Roanoke business has once again opened its doors.
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The Grandin Theater closed nearly a year ago for renovations but is officially back in business. Yesterday the Grandin welcomed its first movie-goers. A little more than 80- people purchased tickets for the 5:15 and 7:15 showings. And-- those we spoke to said they were impressed with the atmosphere and renovations.
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((MICHAEL VICK: I'M THRILLED, ALMOST TO THE POINT OF SPEECHLESSNESS, I WAS HERE FOR THE VERY FIRST PUBLIC SHOWING AT 5:15.)) ((STAR SHOEMAKER: IT'S REALLY EXCITING FOR ME, I HAVEN'T BEEN HERE IN A REALLY LONG TIME, IT'S PROBABLY BEEN THREE YEARS AND I COULDN'T BE HERE FOR THE LAST SHOW SO I'M REALLY GLAD TO BE BACK AT THE OPENING. ))
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The Grandin will hold its OFFICIAL grand opening, this Friday.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we'll see why one plumber always has time for a little monkey business.
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A Missouri plumber has a special assistant-- but he does like to MONKEY around.
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For Rick Gilmore, a day at work seems more like a day at the zoo.
Gilmore takes his friend Jo Jo along with him to his plumbing jobs.
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((RICK GILMORE/JO JO'S OWNER: -"IF I'M UNDER THE HOUSE WORKING I WILL TAKE HIM WITH ME AND HE'LL CATCH SPIDERS AND BUGS WHILE I'M UNDER THERE WORKING AND STUFF AND A LOT OF TIMES HE'LL COME OUT WITH COBWEBS AND STUFF ALL OVER HIS BACK AND HE REMINDS ME OF A PLUMBER." ))
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Although Jo Jo is Gilmore's right-hand man, he's not always a very good one.
He prefers to stay in the truck and snack, instead of helping out.
But Jo Jo also likes to take a ride on the wild side, and often cruises with his friend on a motorcycle..
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[Halloween]


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Halloween brings out the kid in all of us--
It's an occasion that families can enjoy together.
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Lifestyle family expert Donna Erickson joins us via satellite today.
She has a lot of great ideas on how to make creepy crafts and scary, but delicious treats for the upcoming holiday.
Good Afternoon, Donna, thanks for joining us.

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(Let's start off with basic Halloween safety tips-- What are some Halloween do's and don'ts?)



(What are some quick and easy Halloween treats the whole family can put together?)



(We've talked about food-- How about decorations? What are some simple things you can do to transform your home into a

haunted house?)

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Thanks for joining us today, Donna.
Hope you have a great Halloween.
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For more of Donna's Halloween ideas, you can log onto our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 107 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 16.

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Coming up in sports... Virginia is looking to go strong into this weekend's contest with Georgia Tech...
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And the Hokies rank high in the poles thanks to a solid performance each time they hit the field...
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Virginia Tech makes the top Five in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings of the Season. The Hokies post at the number four spot, falling behind number one Oklahoma, Miami, and Notre Dame. Number three Notre Dame's strength of schedule was rated number one in the nation - while Tech's was 25th. Overall, the Hokies are probably happy about all of this. Remember - this was a team that was supposed to be able to do this type of thing - BUT not until next season.
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The Virginia Cavaliers keep making late game comebacks for the win in their last few contests. If the Wahoos get one more win they will be headed to a postseason bowl game. Steve Mason has more on what lies ahead in this weekend's A-C-C matchup with Georgia Tech.
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