[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for winds to pick up later today, as thunderstorms move into the area.
Brent Watts has the complete forecast, in just a few minutes.





[7-11Odighizuwa]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:40:28]
[GRAPHIC=Peter O.]


The former Appalcachian School of Law student that opened fire last year is now indicted on capital murder charges.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/September 26;]

Peter Odighizuwa (oh-dig-ih-ZOO'-uh) is charged in the shooting deaths of his dean, a professor and another student in January of last year. He now faces three counts of capital murder, three counts of attempted capital murder, and six weapons charges. In September a judge ruled Odighizuwa was mentally competent to stand trial, despite being diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
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[7-11Plymouth]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:16:25]
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More than a dozen people in Radford are left without jobs after a plant closes its doors for good.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Plymouth, Incorporated terminated all of its operations Saturday. The company makes back-to-school paper products for brands like Crayola and C-V-S. Officials say the company has been struggling over the past three years, and recently filed for bankruptcy in August.

Martin Designs, an Ohio-based company, won the company's assets Friday, and will continue manufacturing products overseas.
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[SOT 26:52]
[IN Q=the entire]

((JOEY ALTIZER/PLYMOUTH, INC. CFO; THE ENTIRE BACK TO SCHOOL INDUSTRY HAS BECOME SUCH A COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY ITSELF WITH COMPETITION OVERSEAS, THAT U.S. MANUFACTURING AGAIN, WAS COMING UP SHORT.))
[SUPER=01-Joey Altizer/Plymouth, Inc. CFO;]
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[OUT Q=coming up short]
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[VO-NAT]

57-workers lost their jobs. Plymouth has been in business in Radford since 1992.
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[7-ACC-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=BC/ACC]


Boston College learned it will be sued by four other Big East schools just one day after announcing it will join the Atlantic Coast Conference. That suit being brought by: Connecticut, Rutgers, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh; should be filed later today in Connecticut.
It alleges that the A-C-C and Boston College conspired to weaken the Big East. Last week, a judge last week threw out a similar suit against the ACC on jurisdictional grounds.

[7-11Flu-Shot]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:00:05]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]


According to doctors, the flu vaccine shouldn't be hard to find as flu season draws near.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Doctors at Cave Spring Family Practice started vaccinating patients last week.
They say October and November are the best times to start.
Unlike years past, THIS year there's no shortage of the flu vaccine.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=We've had some supplier backlogs]
[SOT 7:55:21]

((DR. KEVIN KELLEHER: WE'VE HAD SOME SUPPLIER BACKLOGS, BUT EVERYTHING'S SHOWING UP ON TIME, SO I THINK THERE'S PLENTY OF SHOTS THIS YEAR.))
[SOT 7:49:32]

((BUD NININGER/PATIENT: I DO IT EVERY YEAR AND I WAS JUST WAITING FOR THE VACCINE TO BECOME AVAILABLE AND IT'S HERE, SO I ALWAYS DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Kelleher/Cave Spring Family Practice; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bud Nininger/Flu Shot Patient; :09]
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[OUT Q=I always do it.]
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[VO-NAT :13+ pad]


The elderly and people with chronic illnesses are the most at risk.
Each year, 36-thousand people die from complications of the flu.
Doctors say MOST of those deaths could have been prevented with a flu shot.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The sunny, mild conditions we've been enjoying will give way to stormy weather later on.
Brent Watts has details, coming up after the news.

[55-ACC-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=BC/ACC]


Just one day after announcing it will join the Atlantic Coast Conference, Boston College learned it will be sued by four other Big East schools: Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
That suit should be filed later today in Connecticut.
It alleges that the A-C-C and Boston College conspired to weaken the Big East. Last week, a judge last week threw out a similar suit against the ACC on jurisdictional grounds.

[55-6-SOL-Tutorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC23:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Internet is assisting Virginia students who need extra help to pass the SOL reading test.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./Dept. of Education Video]


State officials unveiled an online tutorial yesterday.
It will be available to 800 high school students who have to retake the SOL reading test.
The reading assessment is one of two SOL tests that students must pass this year in order to graduate.
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[IN Q=THIS GIVES THEM]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
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[OUT Q=THIS TOOL.]
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[VO-NAT]


If successful, state officials plan to expand the online tutorial statewide.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Also beginning this week, a toll-free Project Graduation Hotline for parents and students seeking information on graduation requirements.
That number is 1-866-835-6039.
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[55-11Spiders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC34:44]
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You usually see them on Halloween, but they've decided to make an early appearance.
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Experts say fall is peak spider season.
The bugs spiders eat can't handle the cooler temperatures so they die off, leaving spiders hungry. So they resort to desperate measures.
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[SOT12:19:19-12:19:29]
[IN Q=We walk out our front door...]

((RON WOOD/EXTERMINATOR: WE WALK OUT OUR FRONT DOOR AND SEE THEM SLINGING WEBS UP RIGHT ABOVE US 'CAUSE THEY REALLY NEED TO GET A MEAL RIGHT NOW. THEY NEED TO STOCK UP FOR THE WINTER.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 12:22:10-12:22:22]

((IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE SHRUBS AND TREES CLOSE TO A HOUSE CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS 'CAUSE THEY'LL SLING WEBS FROM ONE TO THE OTHER SO THAT CAN INCREASE THE POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Wood/Exterminator;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=that can increase the population.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Wood says many spiders like to hang out in dark places so be careful reaching into closets and putting on shoes. If you get bitten, try to catch the spider so your doctor can identify it.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mild outside right now, but things will take a turn for the worse later on, as storms move into the region.
Brent Watts has the full forecast, up next.





[8-11Downtown-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:48:01]
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Even though the reaction is mixed to the new two-way traffic pattern on Campbell Avenue in downtown Roanoke, it doesn't seem to be causing any major problems so far.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Traffic engineers and downtown officials say it will take several weeks before it becomes clear how well the changes are working.
But they believe the two-way traffic will improve access downtown, and encourage more people to stop and shop.
Some business owners aren't convinced.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID DIAZ/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: YOU TRY TO MAKE DOWNTOWN AS AMENABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR VISITORS TO GET IN AND OUT OF YOUR DOWNTOWN. AND ONE WAY STREETS DON'T DO THAT.)) ((CARL ROSEN/HENRI KESSLER FURS: PEOPLE COME DOWNTOWN TO WORK AND THEN THEY COME BACK TO PLAY. IF WE ARE FACED WITH A TRAFFIC JAM, MY FEAR IS THEY WILL NOT COME BACK DOWN TO PLAY BECAUSE THEY WALKED AWAY OR WERE DRIVEN AWAY WITH A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTHS.))
[SUPER=01-David Diaz/Downtown Roanoke Inc.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Rosen/Henri Kessler Furs; :11]
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[OUT Q=bad taste in their mouths.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rosen says he hopes the changes work, but he believes downtown Roanoke and city officials were wrong to move ahead with a proposal that a major segment of downtown businesses opposed.
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[8-I-81Signs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=from tape 03-46]
[GRAPHIC=I-81]


After a string of accidents backed up traffic over the weekend on I-81, efforts are underway to prevent it from happening again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

V-Dot recently installed permanent message boards on roadways leading to the interstate. The signs will be used to warn motorists of problems ahead and possibly how long of a delay. The sign will also issue alternate routes. In the future V-DOT wants to provide real time traffic information over the radio.
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[SOT 2:42]
[IN Q=It will give people some options]

((RODNEY KING/STATE POLICE TROOPER: IT WILL GIVE PEOPLE SOME OPTIONS EITHER TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND MAYBE STOP AND GET THEM A BITE TO EAT AND GET OFF THE HIGHWAY FOR A LITTLE AWHILE UNTIL WE GET THINGS UNDER CONTROL OUT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney King/State Police Trooper;]

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[OUT Q=control out here]
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[VO-NAT]

This past Sunday it took 10 hours for traffic to get back to normal after a series of accidents on the interstate damaged about 16 vehicles.

(------------)[8-11Flu-Shot]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:00:05]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]


As flu season approaches, doctors say you won't have any trouble finding the vaccine.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Doctors at Cave Spring Family Practice started vaccinating patients last week.
They say October and November are the best times to start.
Unlike years past, THIS year there's no shortage of the flu vaccine.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=We've had some supplier backlogs]
[SOT 7:55:21]

((DR. KEVIN KELLEHER: WE'VE HAD SOME SUPPLIER BACKLOGS, BUT EVERYTHING'S SHOWING UP ON TIME, SO I THINK THERE'S PLENTY OF SHOTS THIS YEAR.))
[SOT 7:49:32]

((BUD NININGER/PATIENT: I DO IT EVERY YEAR AND I WAS JUST WAITING FOR THE VACCINE TO BECOME AVAILABLE AND IT'S HERE, SO I ALWAYS DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Kelleher/Cave Spring Family Practice; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bud Nininger/Flu Shot Patient; :09]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=I always do it.]
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[VO-NAT :13+ pad]


The elderly and people with chronic illnesses are the most at risk.
Each year, 36-thousand people die from complications of the flu.
Doctors say MOST of those deaths could have been prevented with a flu shot. (------------)