[Italy-Quake]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


At least 24 people are known to be dead in the earthquake that leveled a school in Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Giuliano, Italy;]


21- children are among the victims.
Yesterday's quake sent the roof of the nursery school crashing down on a class of pre- schoolers during a Halloween party.
Rescuers worked through the night, trying to pull out survivors.
They're removing the rubble piece by piece, as parents stand by watching.
Six children and a teacher remain trapped beneath the rubble.
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[Snipers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Authorities have charged the sniper suspects with shooting and killing a Louisiana beauty shop worker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;]


Ballistics tests linked the rifle used in the sniper attacks to the shooting in Baton Rouge.
John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo are charged in a month-long series of killings stretching from the Gulf Coast to the D-C suburbs.
Both men face multiple state and federal counts.
Detectives around the country are taking a second look at their unsolved murders to see if there might be a connection.
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[11Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC08:32]
[GRAPHIC=Garrison Bowman]

Garrison Bowman is out of jail and ready to clear his name.
Bowman is in North Carolina, staying with friends until he appears before a federal grand jury on November 12th.


He sat down for an interview yesterday with Marya Jones, saying he looks forward to clearing the cloud of suspicion that surrounds him.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Now that ]
[SUPER=03-Stokes Co., NC; :13]
[SUPER=01-Garrison Bowman; :36 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=MJ News 7.]

(( Now that Gary Bowman's out of jail, he's got two things on his mind...
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[SOT 17:31:31]

((GETTING THIS RESOLVED AND GOING ON WITH MY LIFE.)) [RUNS04]
Bowman's staying with friends in North Carolina until he goes before a federal grand jury to answer questions about the murder of a family he says he's never met.
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[SOT 17:22:33 - 35]

((GOD KNOWS I'M INNOCENT. I KNOW I'M INNOCENT.)) [RUNS:02]
Bowman has not been charged with ANY crime related to the Short family murders.
He was held as a material witness for a week, questioned twice and released after prosecutors said he'd cooperated.
He says he's not sure why a man he called a friend implicated him.
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[SOT 17:36:01]

(( HE TREATED ME LIKE HE WAS A SON, LIKE I WAS HIS FATHER AND I WAS FLABBERGASTED ABOUT THE REMARKS HE MADE. )) [RUNS:09]
According to court documents, Bowman's former landlord told investigators that Bowman threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
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[SOT 17:26:17 - :26]

(( DID YOU EVER TELL HIM THAT YOU WERE GOING TO KILL SOME VIRGINIA MOBILE HOME MOVER ? NO. DID YOU EVER THREATEN HIM WITH A PISTOL WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT YOUR HOME? I DON'T OWN A PISTOL, I HAVE NEVER OWNED ONE. )) [RUNS:09]
Since being released from jail, Bowman's gotten a haircut, bought some clothes and even tried to line up a carpentry job ... normal activities to help him forget the stress of the investigation.
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[SOT 17:30:11 - :24]

(( ONE INVESTIGATOR, HE'S PRETTY NEAR POSITIVE THAT I DID IT AND HE SAID IF YOU DID IT YOU WILL BURN IN HELL. I SAID, "NO I WON'T. GOD KNOWS I DIDN'T DO THIS. I MIGHT BURN FOR SOMETHING ELSE, BUT I AIN'T GONNA BURN FOR THIS ONE BABY. ")) [RUNS:13]
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[SU 1:19:27] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: INVESTIGATORS RETURNED FROM CANADA WITH SEVERAL ITEMS SEIZED FROM A SEARCH OF BOWMAN'S VAN. THEY'LL BE SENT TO ROANOKE'S CRIME LAB. SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL SAYS BOWMAN IS NO LONGER THE FOCUS OF THE INVESTIGATION BUT HE'S STILL SOMEONE INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KEEP TALKING TO. BOWMAN SAYS HE'S ALREADY TOLD THEM EVERYTHING. MJN7.)) [RUNS:17]))


[11WM-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
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William and Mary students and parents may have to shell out a little more for tuition.
The college's finance committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend raising tuition by 400 dollars.
The tuition increase is designed to help the college compensate for a nearly five-million dollar reduction in state money.
The action must be approved by the full board of visitors, which meets this month.
If approved, the increase will go into effect in the spring semester.

[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC1:12:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, state lawmakers lend a sympathetic ear, but gave no guarantees yesterday, as local officials pleaded for help from Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Elected officials from the Alleghany Highlands, the New River Valley and the Roanoke Valley joined forces at the Salem Civic Center.
They said state budget cuts are threatening essential services, and some advocated a tax increase, if necessary.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got to make a choice]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WE'VE GOT TO MAKE A CHOICE OF WHETHER WE WILL REDUCE SERVICES EVEN FURTHER, OR DO WE INCREASE REVENUES TO SUPPORT THE SERVICES. THAT'S THE VERY CLEAR QUESTION.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: I WOULD BE HESITANT TO SAY WE SHOULD RAISE TAXES. I WILL NOT RULE IT OUT COMPLETELY, BUT I WILL TELL YOU IT WILL BE THE LAST RESORT FOR ME NOT THE FIRST.))
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=for me not the first.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Governor Warner has already cut more than 800- million dollars, but lawmakers say more bad news is coming.
The budget shortfall for the next biennium could eventually top two billion dollars.


[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, a ruling is expected to be handed down today in the Microsoft anti- trust case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A federal judge says she expects to make a decision after 4-30 this afternoon, when the financial markets close on Wall Street.
She'll decide whether to approve a controversial settlement between the software maker and the Justice Department.
Arguments in the case ended more than six months ago.
Many trial observers -- even Microsoft supporters -- have said the long wait suggested the judge was leaning toward rejecting the settlement.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, Enron's former C-F-O has been indicted.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane CBS Marketwatch]

((GOOD MORNING...A COUPLE OF BIG DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GOVERNMENTS EFFORT TO RESTORE INVESTOR CONFIDENCE.
ANDREW FASTOW, ENRON'S FORMER CFO HAS BEEN INDICTED ON 78 COUNTS OF FRAUD. HE'S THE FIRST ENRON OFFICER TO BE INDICTED AND HE'LL HAVE HIS FIRST DAY IN COURT NEXT WEDNESDAY IN HOUSTON. S-E-C CHAIRMAN HARVEY PITT NOW SAYS HE WANTS THE COMMISSIONS INSPECTOR GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE HIS ROLL IN THE SELECTION OF WILLIAM WEBSTER AS HEAD OF AN ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT PANEL. PITT APPARENTLY DID NOT SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT WEBSTER 'S ROLE IN AN ACCOUNTING CONTROVERSY AT UNITED TECHNOLOGIES, WITH S-E-C COMMISIONERS WHO VOTED ON WEBSTERS NOMINATION.
IT WAS A KIND OF SLUGGISH DAY FOR THE MARKETS. UP A LITTLE DOWN A LITTLE BUT NO REAL DIRECTION. ONE REASON IS THAT A LOT OF MONEY IS PARKED, BECAUSE OCTOBER 31ST WAS THE DAY WHEN MANY MUTUAL FUNDS CLOSE THE BOOKS ON THEIR FISCAL YEAR.
LET'S SHOW YOU THE CLOSING NUMBERS:

(GR)

THE DOW FELL 30 POINTS

(GR)

AND THE NASDAQ, UP MOST OF THE DAY FINISHED WITH A GAIN OF ABOUT 3 POINTS.

(OC)

THE DOW ENJOYED IT'S .. 2ND BEST OCTOBER EVER. THE IRONY HERE IS THAT OCTOBER IS USUALLY THE WORST MONTH OF THE YEAR FOR STOCKS, THIS YEAR WE'RE UP 11 PERCENT IN WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST SINGLE MONTH FOR STOCKS SINCE 1987.

(GR)

AMONG STOCKS WE'RE WATCHING TENET HEALTH CARE HALTED TRADING AFTER THE STOCK SLID 6 POINTS. THERE ARE REPORTS THAT FEDERAL OFFICIALS MAY HAVE RAIDED ONE OF THE COMPANIES CALIFORNIA OFFICES IN CONNECTION WITH A BILLING INVESTIGATION.

(GR)

AS EARNINGS SEASON WINDS DOWN 3 MAJOR OIL COMPANIES REPORTED THEIR 3RD QUARTER NUMBERS. ROYAL DUTCH SHELL AND EXXON MOBIL MADE THEIR NUMBERS, CHEVRON TEXACO FAILED AFTER LOSING 900 MILLION DOLLARS ...

(GR)

GET MORE NEWS AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.. AT THE NAS DAQ MARKETSITE....

(OC)

I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH ...))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Cline-Elrod]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC27:58]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


A controversy is brewing in the race for the 24th District House of Delegates seat.
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Democrat Mimi Elrod has launched advertisements questioning the residency of her opponent, Republican Ben Cline. Elrod states that her opponent claims his parents' house in Rockbridge County as his permanent residence, instead of the condominium he OWNS in Washington D-C, and pays little or no taxes to the county.
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[SOT -19:16:19--20:03:10]
[IN Q=I think this is...]

((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AND I THINK HE WOULD HAVE NEVER TOLD OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THAT CLEAR. I THINK HE IS MISREPRESENTING HIS RESIDENCY.)) ((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I KNOW THE PEOPLE, THE ISSUES THAT ARE OF IMPORTANCE TO THEM, I'M RUNNING ON THE ISSUES AND I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT MY OPPONENT HAS BROKEN HER PROMISE TO RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, AND LAUNCHED NEGATIVE AND INACCURATE ATTACKS.))
[SUPER=01-Mimi Elrod/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Cline/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates; :13]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=negative and inaccurate attacks.]
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[VO-NAT :12+]

Cline calls his condominium a temporary residence, while he's in the capitol working for Bob Goodlatte. Cline also says his pickup truck is registered in the county, and any taxes from that are paid to Rockbridge.
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[11ABC-Agent]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


No criminal charges will be placed against an A-B-C agent accused of giving moonshine as a gag gift.
Special prosecutor Don Caldwell says there's not enough evidence to charge Agent Bev Whitmer.
Whitmer presented two game wardens with mason jars containing a clear liquid at a farewell dinner in Franklin County back in May.
At the time, he described the liquid as "water."
But the two wardens said it smelled and tasted like liquor.
They later dumped it out.
Caldwell says because the evidence was thrown out, it's impossible to prove what it was...
AND since A-B-C keeps no inventory of its seized moonshine, it's impossible to say ANY was taken by Agent Whitmer.


[11Galax-ABC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC1:59:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No alcohol at a new restaurant and lounge in Galax ...but, not by the owner's choice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]


Gail Slicker is the owner of the Branding Iron, which opened in June.
But, since then, Slicker says she hasn't been able to serve alcohol, because the pastor across the street has appealed her license.
Ronnie Harrison of the Landmark Baptist Church says he doesn't want alcohol served across from his church, because he says it promotes bad behavior.
The two will appear in front of the A-B-C board next month.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Pulaski-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A woman from Barren Springs died in a car accident early yesterday morning.
State police say 34-year-old Betsy Selfe lost control of her vehicle on Route 100 in Pulaski County.
The car ran down an embankment and struck a tree.
Police say Selfe died at the scene.
She was not wearing a seat belt.

[11Stock-Market]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-39]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

In other business news, the end of the earnings season may mean good news for investors.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

While numbers are leveling off this week ... the market saw three weeks of tremendous gains.
Legg Mason's Brian Gottstein says some investors are still be shell shocked by the long-term bear market others believe its hit bottom and the only way to go is us up.
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[SOT 3:01:37 - :47]
[IN Q=BIG COMPANIES ]

((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON ROANOKE; BIG COMPANIES LIKE DELL AND IBM REALLY HURT DURING THIS PAST COUPLE YEARS ARE NOW COMING OUT AND SAYING THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER THE DEMAND IS INCREASING FOR PRODUCT ))
[SUPER=01-Brian Gottstein/Legg Mason Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=FOR PRODUCT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Federal Reserve meets next Tuesday. Gottstein says most analysts believe interest rates be lowered again - this time at least another quarter of a point.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Now here's a look at your local stocks.
[STOCKS]
[COMM]

[11Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:10:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The attorney for former Roanoke police officer Fred Pledge is trying to get his client a shorter prison sentence.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Pledge is currently serving an eight-year sentence for accepting bribes from drug dealers on the streets of Northwest Roanoke.
Federal prosecutors said Pledge's conduct amounted to robbery which carries a more severe sentence than extortion.


[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Pledge's attorney asked the U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday to reconsider the charges.
Should the court rule in Pledge's favor, his time in prison could be reduced by as much as five or six years.
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[11Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC11:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was definitely a spooky night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jamin W-J-J-S hosted the second annual Roanoke Valley Halloween Celebration in the exhibit hall.
Kids were treated to a free night of food, crafts, and games like pin the tail on the *pumpkin*.
Roanoke Dazzle and Express players also took part.
Organizers say this gives kids a safe alternative to traditional trick and treating.
Last night's event attracted nearly three hundred kids.
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[DESK 3-SHOT]

(toss to Steve for weekend preview)[3-HEADLINES]

[Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news today--
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Nearly 24 hours later after a deadly earthquake in Italy, emergency crews have pulled a young boy from the rubble of his nursery school.
More than 20 people were killed in yesterday's earthquake, most of them children.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Add another murder charge for the sniper suspects--
Police in Louisiana are charging John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo with the killing of a beauty shop worker.
Ballistics evidence proved there was a connection.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

And Garrison Bowman is hoping to clear his name in the wake of the Short family murder investigation.
But he's still scheduled to appear before a federal grand jury November 12th.
For now, he's staying with friends in North Carolina.
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