[AM-Roanoke-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC 14:46]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police are investigating a shooting overnight that sent two men to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Shortly before ten o'clock police responded to this scene between the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Centre Avenue.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 31:58:28]
[IN Q=Two men had been]

((SHELLY ALLEY: TWO MEN HAD BEEN SHOT IN THEIR VEHICLE. BOTH MEN WERE TRANSPORTED TO CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE THEY'RE BEING TREATED FOR THEIR INJURIES.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=for their injuries]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The men were apparently shot in this vehicle near the 1500 block. A number of rifles were recovered a block away. There's is no word on the condition of the two men and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is urged to call Roanoke City Police.
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[11Rke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC-54:50]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

One person was taken to the hospital after an accident in Roanoke that involved a police officer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The accident happened shortly after 6 o'clock last night at the intersection of Cove Road and Lancerlot.
Traffic was diverted for more than an hour onto neighboring streets. There is no word on the condition of the victim. The accident is still under investigation.
(------------)



[Church-Shooting]


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


Authorities are trying to figure out why a woman opened fire at an Atlanta church, killing her mother and minister.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


Police say 43- year- old Shelia Wilson shot the two before services started yesterday, then took her own life.
Wilson was sitting with her mother and the minister in the sanctuary after Sunday school when she opened fire with a handgun.
No one else was in the sanctuary at the time.
Members of the church, who knew Wilson, say she was disturbed and that something had set her off.
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[CA-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net ]
[GRAPHIC=CA Recall]


All the chaos and controversy comes down to tomorrow's decision by voters in California, as to whether or not they want to keep Governor Gray Davis.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]


Despite an onslaught of allegations of sexual harassment, Arnold Schwarzenegger is leading the pack of candidates.
Yesterday, Schwarzenegger chose to ignore protestors, and vowed to clean up California.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're here to sweep]

((ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/R- GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE:WE'RE HERE TO SWEEP OUT THE SPECIAL INTERESTS, AND WE ARE HERE, NUMBER ONE TO SWEEP OUT GRAY DAVIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwarzenegger/(R) Gubernatorial Candidate;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated runs time!)
[OUT Q=sweep out Gray Davis.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, four more women have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct-- bringing the total number to 15.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know, ]

((GOV. GRAY DAVIS/D- CALIFORNIA: YOU KNOW, THESE ARE SERIOUS QUESTIONS, WHICH IF TRUE, RAISE DOUBTS ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO GOVERN THIS STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California;]
[RUNS=:07] (estimated runs time!)
[OUT Q=govern this state.]
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


The controversy seemes to have given Davis a boost.
Those definitely voting for the recall fell to 44- percent.
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[11Campbell-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC-1:02:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]

You'll need to pay close attention if you're heading down Roanoke's Campbell Avenue this morning.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Traffic now flows both ways in front of the city market. About a dozen workers finished up the project yesterday afternoon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:21:24]
[IN Q=We've actually been working]
[SUPER=01-Mark Jamison/City Traffic Engineer;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=things like that]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Jamison hopes the new pattern will help traffic flow as well as provide more exposure to Campbell Avenue businesses. The direction of travel on Market Street and Wall Street will also be reversed to better accommodate traffic. Because of the changes some Valley Metro stops will be eliminated.
(++++++)
[TAKE STOPS FS #1003]

The stop on Wells Avenue and WIlliamson Road will be cut along with the stop on Wells and North Jefferson Street.
(++++++)



[11Lotto-Winner]


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


A Lynchburg couple will step into the winner's circle later today. The couple, not yet identified, won nearly 18 million dollars playing Lotto South on September 17th. They will receive their winning check today at The Hotel Roanoke.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger supermarket in Lynchburg.



[6-Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC-47:19]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto]

In business news, Some area charities will benefit from the generosity of a Roanoke- based company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday; ]

On Tuesday, Advance Auto announced it was donating 25- thousand dollars to five area organizations. The donations are to commemorate the opening of the company's newest store in Ohio. The five charities to benefit include the United Way of the Roanoke Valley, the Art Museum of Western Virginia, the Mill Mountain Zoo, the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Conference Center and the Roanoke Valley CASA Program.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:17]
[IN Q=Philanthropy is ]
[SUPER=01-Nick Taubman/Advance Auto; ]

((NICK TAUBMAN/ADVANCE AUTO: PHILANTHROPY IS PART OF OUR CULTURE SOMETHING WE'VE ALWAYS DONE, AND VERY STRONGLY ABOUT AND THE MORE SUCCESSFUL WE BECOME THE MORE WE OWE.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=MORE WE OWE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Representatives from the various organization were on hand for last week's announcement. Each group will receive five- thousand dollars.
(------------)




[Marketwatch]


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


In other business news, some big name companies are set to release their earnings reports.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((GOOD MORNING.. > > EARNINGS SEASON KICKS OFF ON WALL STREET THIS WEEK...ALCOA, COSTCO, GE, > PEPSICO AND YAHOO ARE AMONG THE COMPANIES EXPECTED TO HAND OVER THEIR > PROFIT REPORT CARDS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER. > > By some estimates, earnings at S&P 500 companies could rise by as much as > 20 percent. > > ON WALL STREET... TRADING IS EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT BECAUSE OF THE YOM > KIPPUR HOLIDAY... WE'LL HAVE TO SEE IF STOCKS CAN EXTEND LAST WEEK'S > IMPRESSIVE RALLY.. > > ON FRIDAY STOCKS RALLIED ON NEWS THAT THE ECONOMY ADDED JOBS FOR THE FIRST > TIME IN EIGHT MONTHS IN SEPTEBMER.. > > THE DOW ROSE 84 POINTS .. GIVING BACK MUCH OF AN EARLIER 170 POINT GAIN > > THE NASDAQ SHOT UP 44 POINTS. > > FOR THE WEEK, THE DOW RALLIED 2.8 PERCENT, THE NASDAQ WAS UP NEARLY 5 > PERCENT. > > KEEP YOUR EYE ON GOLD.. Gold stocks slid as the price of the precious > metal had its biggest drop in six years FRIDAY. The rally in stocks > reduced gold's appeal for investors. > GOLD CLOSED AT 3-HUNDRED 70 DOLLARS AN OUNCE. > > It's beginning to feel a little like 1999. > Leading Internet stocks rose to fresh 52-week highs today including > amazon, ebay and yahoo. > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Amber-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC-1:28:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Those who know six year old Candice Parker are praising the Amber Alert system. The Christiansburg girl is back with with her family after allegedly being abducted by her stepmother Saturday morning. An Amber Alert went out shortly after 4 o-clock Saturday afternoon and by 10:30 that night, Candice's abductor was in custody. Jennifer Wishon has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Amber Alert went out]
[SUPER=01-Barry O'Rourke/Christiansburg Police; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night; :17]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :33 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-Cathy McClary/Family Friend; :38]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7.]



(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 40:30:29]
[IN Q=The amber alert went]

((THE AMBER ALERT WENT OUT AND A FRIEND OF BARBARA'S AND ANOTHER FRIEND SAW THE AMBER ALERT ON THE SCREEN, THE CRAWL ON THE SCREEN AND CALLED BARBARA'S CELL PHONE.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=Barbara's cell phone]

When Barbara Parker's friends got in touch with her, they convinced the 30- year- old to take her step- daughter Candice to Roanoke City police and turn herself in. Shortly after 10:00 she heeded their advice and Candice was reunited with her mother. Barbara was charged with abduction and is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just feeling really happy]
[SUPER=01-Cathy McClary/Family Friend]

((I'M JUST FEELING REALLY HAPPY, HAPPY FOR THE FAMILY THAT THEY FOUND CANDICE. THAT THE AMBER ALERT WAS OUT THERE. I'M THANKFUL FOR THAT SYSTEM. IT REALLY WORKED GOOD TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=back home to her mom.]

Christiansburg police agree and now have experience with the state wide resource.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:45:21]
[IN Q=This is our first experience]

((THIS IS OUR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH IT AND WE SEE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND HOW IT DOES WORK AND IT'S A GREAT TOOL.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=it's a great tool]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Police say they're]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: POLICE SAY THEY'RE STILL SORTING THROUGH THE DETAILS SURROUNDING CANDICE'S ALLEGED ABDUCTION. A MAN NAMED "GORDY" LAST NAME UNKNOWN, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN WITH BARBARA WHEN SHE PICKED UP CANDICE. THEY'RE NOT SURE HOW OR IF HE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE ORDEAL, BUT POLICE HAVE LABELED HIM A PERSON OF INTEREST. JENNIFER WISHON NEWS 7.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7.]))




[6-17th-District]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-1:37:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


General Assembly elections are now less than a month away, and the 3 candidates vying for the 17th House district are staking out their own territory. Joe Dashiell caught up with them recently, when they came together in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The candidates greeted]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/(D )House of Delegates Candidate; :14]
[SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/(I) House of Delegates Candidate; :31]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :49]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

((The candidates greeted old friends and tried to win new ones last week as they met with members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club.
Democrat Linda Wyatt touted her years as a school teacher and her experience as a member of Roanoke City Council.
[SOT 10:11:00]
[IN Q=My knowledge of government]

((LINDA WYATT: MY KNOWLEDGE OF GOVERNING DOESN'T COME FROM TEXTBOOKS OR THEORIES, IT COMES FROM FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=from first hand experience.]


Independent Gary Bowman proposed a railroad truck ferry to divert traffic from Interstate 81. He said that's just one example of the bold ideas he believes the district needs.
[SOT 10: 29:43]
[IN Q=We have ]

((GARY BOWMAN: WE HAVE TO HAVE A VOICE FOR BIG IDEAS LIKE THIS THAT ARE BOLD THAT ARE INNOVATIVE, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE A VOICE FOR THESE THINGS THEY WILL NEVER HAPPEN.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=they will never happen.]


Republican William Fralin said his business experience, his ability to build coalitions and his place in the majority party would benefit the 17th House District.
[SOT 10:37:22]
[IN Q=We're going to need]

((WILLIAM FRALIN: WE'RE GOING TO NEED SOMEBODY WHO CAN BE THERE FOR A WHILE WHO CAN BUILD THESE COALITIONS AND CAN BRING OUR VIEWS AND I HOPE TO BE THAT PERSON.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=hope to be that person.]


Three different pitches and political philosophies, as the voters decide who should replace Delegate Vic Thomas in the House of Delegates.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Siegfried-Roy]


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


Hundreds of fans came out last night to show their support for a Las Vegas legend.
A candlelight vigil was held outside the hospital where Roy Horn of the famed Siegfried and Roy show remains in critical condition.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Roy was mauled by one of his show tigers on Friday.
He's undergone several surgeries since then.
The head of the M-G-M Mirage Hotel, where the Siegfried and Roy perform says Horn has improved.
He moved his hands and feet, and gave a thumbs- up sign.
But officials say it might be days before doctors have a prognosis for him.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Stocks closed higher on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]



((STOCKS HELD ON TO MOST OF THE DAY'S GAINS FRIDAY AS BUYERS RESPONDED TO A SURPRISINGLY STRONG JOBS REPORT.


THE DOW WAS UP 84 POINTS...
...THE NASDAQ GAINED 44.


57-THOUSAND JOBS WERE ADDED TO U-S PAYROLLS IN SEPTEMBER, ACCORDING TO THE LABOR DEPARTMENT.
THAT FOLLOWED THE *LOSS* OF A REVISED 41-THOUSAND JOBS IN AUGUST.
THE READING SOARED PAST WALL STREET'S EXPECTATIONS FOR A FURTHER LOSS OF 30-THOUSAND PAYROLL SLOTS.
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY AT SIX-POINT-ONE PERCENT-- ALSO BETTER THAN ANALYSTS' FORECASTS FOR A RISE IN THE JOBLESS RATE.


STARBUCKS, THE WORLD'S LARGEST COFFEE SHOP CHAIN, REPORTED A NINE PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES --YEAR-TO-YEAR-- AT COMPANY-OPERATED STORES OPEN FOR THAT FULL PERIOD.
FOR ITS COMPLETE FISCAL YEAR, WHICH ENDED IN SEPTEMBER, STARBUCKS POSTED SAME-STORE SALES GROWTH OF 8 PERCENT, BEATING THE SIX PERCENT GAIN POSTED IN FISCAL 2002.
ANALYSTS EXPECT STARBUCKS SOON WILL OFFER WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS IN HUNDREDS OF ITS STORES, AND A STARBUCKS VISA CARD WILL BE ROLLED OUT LATER THIS YEAR.


THE JAPANESE VIDEO GAMEMAKER NINTENDO WARNS THAT IT WILL POST ITS FIRST-EVER LOSS IN THE FIRST-HALF OF ITS FISCAL YEAR.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEFICITS AND SLACK SALES OF ITS "GAMECUBE" WILL RESULT IN A 27-MILLION DOLLAR LOSS FOR THE FISCAL FIRST HALF.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))


[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Billings-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC 16:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One year after Brandon Billings was shot and killed in Grayson County, investigators are still looking for answers.
Yesterday, the young man's family and friends gathered for a memorial service, and prayed for a break in the case.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Brandon Billings]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :00]
[SUPER=01-Garry Adams/Baptist Minister; :21]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Billings/Brandon Billings' Mother; :42]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :53]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Independence]


((Brandon Billings birthday, and the anniversary of his death are just one day apart... and so on a Sunday afternoon, family and friends gathered for a memorial service at independence cemetery.
Billings was a senior at Galax High School, a tackle on the school's football team, when he was found shot to death in his pick-up last October.
[SOT]
[IN Q=That break in the case will come]

((GARRY ADAMS/BAPTIST MINISTER: THAT BREAK IN THE CASE WILL COME. IT'S COMING, I BELIEVE THAT WITH ALL MY HEART, BUT LET'S PRAY THAT IT WOULD VERY SOON. WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE WE ASK NOT. WE NEED TO ASK HIM.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=we need to ask him.]


During the graveside servicee Pastor Garry Adams encouraged anyone with information to reach out to investigators.
And so too Billings parents.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Somebody had to be so heartless]

((SHERRY BILLINGS/BRANDON BILLINGS' MOTHER: SOMEBODY HAD TO BE SO HEARTLESS, AND TO TAKE HIM AWAY FROM US. AND IF THEY WOULD PUT THE OTHER SHOE ON AND SEE HOW BROKEN OUR HEARTS ARE.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=how broken our hearts are.]


The service ended with a balloon launch.... then relatives and friends returned to the Billings home for a birthday party and celebration of Brandon Billings' life.
His parents say they have been comforted by their faith in god and an outpouring of support from the community... and they remain confident that one day they will have the answers they have sought for the last year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Independence))


[11Pillowtex-Race]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC-1:18:00]
[GRAPHIC=M'ville Raceway]

Hundreds of former Pillowtex workers got to see the Taco Bell 300 in Martinsville yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Speedway officials offered free tickets to the former textile workers to try to take their minds off the area's economic woes. They say response was overwhelming. Hundreds stood in line for tickets to yesterday's Taco Bell 300 and the Subway 500 October 19th. Speedway owner Clay Campbell says the laid- off workers have always supported racing in Martinsville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:21:52]
[IN Q=We're really excited]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway Owner;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=Martinsville, Henry County.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Campbell says the speedway has prospered over the past few years and he's glad they found a way to give back during a time of need. (------------)