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Coming up on News 7 -
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Many developments in the search for a sniper... the FBI is searching property in Washington State.
We'll have a live report.
How the sniper case could affect CSI Miami...
Plus the latest on the man wanted as a witness in the Short murder case.
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News 7 at Eleven is coming your way next.

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The search for a sniper tonight goes from Washington -DC to Washington STATE-
F-B-I agents have converged on a rental home in Tacoma Washington with metal detectors and chain saws.
A source in Washington D-C says the agents are acting on information from the sniper task force- they are said to be seeking evidence related to ammunition.
The search has been going on for a few hours-
Also tonight word that the FBI is looking for two people- one whom trained at the Fort Lewis military base South of Tacoma.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Many new developments tonight in the search for the sniper-
In addition to the search in Tacoma- police are also looking for a vehicle with New Jersey plates- a 1990 Blue and Burgandy Chevrolet Caprice.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Drew/Newspath;]


Also Police Chief Charles Moose held a press conference just moments ago- Drew Levinson is live with details.
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((FBI AGENTS BEGAN PICKING THROUGH THE BACKYARD OF A HOME IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON. A TREE STUMP WAS REMOVED AND REPORTEDLY TAKEN IN FOR ANAYLSIS ... BUT THE FBI IS REMAINING TIGHT-LIPPED. FBI or Moose: EARLIER, BALLISTICS EVIDENCE CONFIRMED THAT TUESDAY'S FATAL SHOOTING OF A BUS DRIVER IN MARYLAND WAS THE WORK OF THE SNIPER. BUT A NOTE FOUND AT THE SCENE WAS ALREADY A TELL-TALE SIGN. CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT POLICE DISCOVERED THE LETTER IN A NEARBY PARK. IT'S THREE PAGES LONG -- FILLED WITH BAD GRAMMAR AND POOR SPELLING -- AND CONTAINS AN IDENTIFIER OR CODE ... THAT ONLY THE SNIPER AND POLICE KNOW. THE MESSAGE IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE FOUND AT SATURDAY'S SHOOTING IN ASHLAND, VIRGINIA. IN IT, THE WRITER THREATENS CHILDREN AND DEMANDS 10-MILLION DOLLARS. BUT AUTHORITIES ARE RELUCTANT TO RELEASE THE ENTIRE LETTER. CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE: "We've not done that. Doesn't say we won't do that, but we have not done that at this time." NERVOUS PARENTS ARE SHIELDING CHILDREN TO AND FROM SCHOOL ... REALIZING THAT EVEN THE YOUNGEST ARE NOW TARGETS. POLICE ARE URGING WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD -- INCLUDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS -- WHO MAY FEAR DEPORTATION. MOOSE: "Officers do not have any authority or authorization to enforce immigration laws, and we want to talk to them about this crime."))
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Students in the Richmond area returned to class today.
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Local schools were closed for two days after the sniper left a note in Ashland- threatening children.
Schools reopened today under tight security.
Police, teachers and parent volunteers stood guard outside the schools.
All outdoor and after-school activities have been suspended.
Some concerned parents say they think more can be done to protect their children.
Governor Mark Warner disagrees.
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Virginia schools affected by the sniper attacks are getting some help from the federal government.
The U-S Department of Education is handing out 250-thousand dollars for mental health services, security guards and metal detectors.
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[CSI]


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The sniper attacks may be affecting CBS programming.
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CBS says it may postpone an episode of CSI-Miami in which investigators track a sniper.
The script was finished weeks before the sniper attacks began.
A network spokesman says it is one of those bizarre cases where art collides with real life.
The spokesman says there's been no decision on when the show will air.
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A seven-week old baby died after an accident in Bedford this afternoon.
City police officers say the two-vehicle accident happened just before 3:30 at the intersection of Burks Hill Road and Industrial Avenue.
The baby was riding in a child safety seat in the front seat of one of the cars.
The child suffered severe injuries, and was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where it later died.
The names of the drivers and baby are not being released until all family can be notified.
No charges have been filed at this time.

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D-M-V offices in Bedford and Rocky Mount have already shut down.
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Now the state's closing 9 other D-M-V customer service centers even earlier than expected.
The offices were supposed to close on November 15th as part of the governor's budget cutting plan.
Instead they'll close for good this Thursday.
The D-M-V says it can not staff the offices because so many employees are taking earned leave time before they're laid-off.
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[Theater-Hostages]


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Drama at a Moscow theater tonight- but this is real life.
Armed gunman are holding dozens hostage- and have been for several hours.
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Authorities in Moscow now say there are about 50 armed men and women - identified as Chechen rebels -- holding dozens of people against their will and demanding an end to Russia's war in Chechnya. Police say the attackers opened fire and threw a grenade when police surrounded the building. There's also reports that they have strapped explosives on themselves - and have threatened to set them off if security forces storm the building.
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((SERGEY LAVROV/RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U. N.; IT IS FRUSTRATING WE HAVE ALL SO MANY TERRORIST ACTS.. THAT IS WHAT RUSSIA HAS BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG WE HAVE TO ATTEND TO.))
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A police spokesmen says about 100 women and children have been surrendered. They say a federal parliament member from Chechnya is in the theater - trying to negotiate.
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An apparent false alarm ... in regard to a Russian airliner .. held at Kennedy airport today.
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There were furs aboard- but no harmful material-
Early reports indicated there may be radioactive material aboard- so the plane was held- and authorities moved in.
Tonight a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration says the only thing the search turned up was a box full of furs.
A U-S Customs agent said the agency received a report of possible radioactive material on board the (Aero-flaht) Aeroflot plane.
The spokeswoman for Customs says one person was detained for questioning.
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[Terrorism]


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President Bush is going about fighting terrorism all wrong.
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That's according to Terry Arnold- He is a retired foreign service officer and former Deputy Director of the State Department Office of Counterterrorism. In a speech to the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke today Arnold said the President needs to pay attention to the *causes* of terrorism, as well as the resulting violence.
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((TERRY ARNOLD/TERRORISM EXPERT: BUT ALL HE HAS IN MIND IS GETTING RID OF TERRORISTS. I DON'T SEE ANYTHING IN THE PROGRAM AGENDA THAT CALLS FOR GETTING TO THE ROOT CAUSES OF TERRORISM SO, HE'LL NEVER GET THERE FROM HERE. YOU CAN'T WIN THE WAR ON TERRORISM JUST BY FIGHTING TERRORISTS.))
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Arnold says the more we ignore the anger, frustration and feelings of injustice that breed terrorism, the more we increase our chances of becoming victims of terrorism.
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Still ahead on News 7, authorities need your help in finding a Central Virginia bank robber.
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Plus Garrison Bowman will stay in custody... as investigators continue to question him about the Short family murders.
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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office tonight as the Redskins quarterback sends his family back to Florida. A couple of Blue Ridge teams hit the hardwood tonight, while Steve Mason has a Hometown Hoops Weekly you won't want to miss. Plus, two Hokies are hurt in practice today and these guys and gals are bringing their A game to Roa

noke County this weekend. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Bowman]


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A "material witness" in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short will remain in the Roanoke City jail for the next few days. Today-- a federal magistrate decided NOT to release Garrison Bowman on bond pending another detention hearing either this week or next. It's a ruling that apparently suits Bowman just fine. [***GARRISON BOWMAN MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was in federal court today-- and joins us now to explain.
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Jean-- two lawyers were brought in to represent Bowman just minutes before the hearing got underway. One of those attorneys made it clear that, for now, Bowman actually preferred to remain in custody. Until this week-- Bowman had been living in Canada and if released here-- he'd essentially be homeless.
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(( It was U-S Marshalls who escorted Garrison Bowman to the Roanoke Federal building for today's hearing. Some five hours later-- Bowman was finally brought before a federal magistrate who quickly decided the 66- year old would remain in custody for a few more days.
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((HE HAS TWO PRIOR CONVICTIONS FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR. TWO, HE HAS STATED THAT HE HAS NO PLACE TO GO EVEN IF HE WAS RELEASED. AND THREE HE SAID HE MIGHT AS WELL STAY IN UNTIL THE MATTER IS RESOLVED.)) [RUNS11]
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Bowman is being held as a material witness in the kidnapping of nine year old Jennifer Short. A warrant unsealed-- explains why investigators are eager to talk with him about the little girl and the murder of her parents. According to the warrant-- Bowman's landlord told investigators Bowman had threaten to kill a Virginia man who refused to move his mobile home. Bowman's landlord also told investigators-- when he visited Bowman at his home the day the Shorts were murdered-- Bowman acted unusually aggressive and confronted him with a handgun. ))
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Police have never labeled Bowman a suspect-- just someone they want to talk to. Next month-- he'll also be questioned by a federal grand jury.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Today--we spoke with some of Bowmans' friends who say he's welcome to stay with them in North Carolina but say they just haven't been able to get in touch with him.

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The woman in the middle of the shooting that claimed the life of a Roanoke man testified today in the murder trial of Drug Enforcement Agent Agent Timothy Workman.
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Melissa Booth says she had seen the other two men- -earlier that night- -but she said she did not know them. Keith Bailey pulled up in a car along side hers, with James Bumbry in the passenger seat.
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((MELISSA BOOTH; I REMEMBER THEM SAYING, "I KNOW YOU. I KNOW HER. YOU BETTER LEAVE HER ALONE," SCREAMING ACROSS ME TO MR. WORKMAN.))
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She says Workman "flipped them off," prompting Bailey to get out of his car and go after Workman. The two men wrestled in the front seat of her car until Workman's gun went off and they fell out onto the pavement.
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((AND WHEN THEY ROLLED OUT ON THE GROUND, I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE FACT THEY WERE OUT OF MY CAR, EDGED UP A LITTLE BIT, PULLED MY CAR DOOR SHUT AND DROVE OFF.))
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She says she heard another shot as she drove away. Half way home she noticed a bullet hole in the car seat next to her.
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The prosecution is expected to rest its case in the morning.

[Pritchett]


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A trial for a man already convicted of murder will stay in Montgomery County... at least, for now.
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A circuit court judge said he will wait until jury selection, before moving Livingston "Bud" Pritchett's trial.
Pritchett was convicted in 19-99 for the shooting death of Estel (ES-tul) Singleton, but was given a new trial because the jury wasn't aware of the extent of his mental retardation.
Pritchett's attorneys believe he would not get a fair trial a second time because of the publicity.
His new trial is set for November 12th.
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[Campbell-Robbery]


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Central Virginia authorities are on the lookout for the man who robbed a bank in Campbell County this afternoon.
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Just before one, the suspect walked into this B-B-and-T branch on Timberlake Road, told the teller he had a gun and demanded money.
The suspect fled out a back door on foot, but a subsequent search of the neighborhood failed to locate him.
This is a bank photograph of him.. he's a white male, about 30 years old, 5-feet-10 inches tall and 180 pounds.


Anyone with information should call the Campbell County sheriff's office.
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Next on NEws 7, we'll climb inside Volvo's newest product... one that should keep hundreds of jobs in the New River Valley.
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Plus a bank vault designed to keep people out... ends up keeping a man in... for three days.
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[Volvo]


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A new truck is rolling out of Volvo's New River Valley plant...
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The new V-N series will be produced at the Dublin location and help secure jobs for its 16-hundred employees. The truck is equipped with an engine that meets newly mandated diesel emission standards. Officials say the standards may mean a loss of fuel economy for truckers but that Volvo's new truck will curb that loss because of its weight and aerodynamic design. Volvo is the only trucking manufacturer building a new truck with the modern engine and officials say because of that - their order board is full through the end of the year.
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[Man-Vault]


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An Argentina man got stuck in a place designed to keep people OUT - this weekend.
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Roberto Lifsitz spent his weekend trapped in a bank vault - with no food, water, or communication. On Friday, he went to the bank to take some valuables out of his safety deposit box. But he nor his valuables made it out. The 60-year-old was discovered on Monday - when the bank re-opened. Lifsitz said the only source of light in the vault was the display on his cell phone but he was unable to call for help because the signal was inactive inside the vault. Police say other than being dehydrated - he was okay.
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The Skins' quarterback sends his family packing. Girls hoops is making news with highlights and Hometown Hoops Weekly. Plus, a couple of Hokies get hurt in practice today. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

The Roanoke Rugby Football Club is again hosting the Virginia State Championship tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Green Hill Park. 30 different teams, both men's and women's - from across the Commonwealth will compete for the Ed & Sandy Lee Cup. The event is 9-4:30 on Saturday - and 8:30 to 4:30 on Sunday. There is no admission charge.
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[S-Cave]


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While 8 of the Blue Ridge district's team played Tuesday night - Salem and Cave Spring hooked up yesterday evening on the Knights' home floor.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Cave Spring; :00]

Tracy Driscoll and her Spartans were hoping to get yet another win last night. Salem's Stephanie Baldwin will pass it from outside the arc to Chasity Martin - who converts inside for an early Spartan advantage. Salem again - this time Nicole Lambert gets the ball to Mallory Heslep - and she will hit the spinning jumper as the Spartan lead hits double digits. Cave Spring's Krista Weissbarton gets her team on the board with some hustle as she wrestles away the ball and finds Katie Boylan - who knocks down the three pointer for the Knights.
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But Salem would prevail as Martin drops two of her 31 points as Salem beats Cave Spring 55-to-51.
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[S-Hoops]


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Hometown Hoops Weekly is in the house this morning. As you know - this series is more about people than points. But this morning Steve Mason makes a point and teaches us a lesson about playing the hand we're dealt.
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((STEVE MASON:CHRISTI KROHN HAS BEEN DEAF SINCE BIRTH. THE JEFFERSON FOREST SENIOR, WHO TURNED 17 IN SEPTEMBER HAS HARDLY LET HER HANDICAP STOP HER FROM PLAYING A KEY ROLE ON THE CAVALIERS BASKETBALL TEAM.))
((Christi is not a starter, she comes off the bench, she does not average double figure scoring or rebounds, but listen to her and her teammates talk and it's easy to understand why she truly is a star. ((HOPE HACKEMEYER/JEFFERSON FOREST GUARD:)) ((JESSIE PIERCE/JEFFERSON FOREST GUARD:)) ((:))
Their admiration and deep respect stems from watching a friend deal with and triumph in silence on the basketball court since she was 5. While players are reacting to the refs whistle or a coaches time out call, Christi has to get game signals from her dad or mom from the sideline. ((JERRY KROHN/CHRISTI'S DAD:)) ((:))
her presence on the team has been educational to say the least for her teammates who have learned a new language and have experienced true human triumph.)) ((:)) ((:))
((CHRISTI, WHO MAINTAINS A 3.4 GRADE POINT AVERAGE, HOPES TO GO TO VIRGINIA TECH AND SHE HAS SET HER GOALS EVEN HIGHER IN COLLEGE. SHE WANTS TO BE AN ENGINEERING MAJOR. STEVE MASON HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY:))

[S-TECH]


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The game time for the Hokies battle with Pittsburgh on November 2nd has been moved. Monday it was set for 7pm - yesterday it was moved back to a 7:30 kick-off.
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There are more injury problems for the Hokies. Third string tailback Mike Imoh sprained his right ankle during a passing drill yesterday. He is out for the Temple game on Saturday. As is defensive lineman Jimmy E. Williams. He reinjured the his left ankle yesterday and suffered knee sprain. He too is out for Temple.
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[S-Beamer]


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The Tennessee Vols are having a very un-UT like season. The Vols are 4 and 2 overall, but just 1 and 2 in SEC play. And to say the least -
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the Internet vultures are circling Neyland Stadium. A web site has appeared in recent days with the address "Fire Coach Fulmer dot com." The web site attacks the Vols head coach even though he has the best winning percentage of any active coach in college football. Fulmer has won 88 games and lost just 20 in his 10 years with the Vols. One of his coaches, Shane Beamer, talked to us about the nasty atmosphere in Knoxville this past weekend.
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The Vols host Alabama Saturday. They haven't lost to Bama in 8 years.[S-Shane]


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Monday Shane Matthews was named the Redskins' starting quarterback.
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Last night he says he appreciates the honor, but his family won't be around to watch him play. Matthews is moving his wife and two daughters back to their home in Florida because of the Sniper Attacks in the DC Metro area. He says they likely won't be back until the Holidays.
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[S-East]


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Virginia Tech and West Virginia got no respect today as the Big East Conference's
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basketball coaches from all of the member schools gathered in New York for the annual pre-season media day. The Hokies were picked to finish last in the East division, despite a good finish a year ago.
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WVU was picked last in the West. [GRAPHIC=HOLD HOOPS]