[11Roanoke-Storm]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC06:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Power crews have been at work all night, in efforts to repair outages brought about by strong winds. A-E-P reports 64-hundred customers in the region remain without power. The biggest outages are in the Woodlawn area of Carroll County and the Hardy Road area just southeast of Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The strong winds blew down trees in South Roanoke last night, blocking several streets.
A-E-P is still trying to figure out if wind contributed to the power outage along Colonial Avenue.
About 12-hundred customers lost power. Another 22 hundred went dark in the Bonsack area of Botetourt county when a tree blew into a line.
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[AM-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC09:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been more than a week since embattled Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson resigned.
Now, his seat must be filled, and it should be by mid-November.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; ]


With one chair noticeably empty, the Board of Supervisors decided last night to appoint a replacement to serve for one year, and then hold a special election for the remaining year of Richardson's term.
Richardson resigned October third after he was indicted for allegedly forging VDOT public comment sheets.
County leaders say it's important to put the matter quickly behind them and get down to the business at hand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:14]
[IN Q=Anytime that you lose]

((BILL ROLFE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ANYTIME THAT YOU LOSE A BOARD MEMBER UNDER THE CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE LOST A BOARD MEMBER IT'S FAIRLY TRAUMATIC SITUATION. I THINK IT HAS AFFECTED THE OPERATIONS SOME BECAUSE MR. RICHARDSON SERVED ONE SOME VERY KEY COMMITTEES AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO HOLD A COMMITTEE MEETING SO THINGS LIKE THAT BUT WE'VE MOVED ON WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/County Administrator; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=WE'RE MOVING FORWARD]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise the position in local newspapers and has set an October 31st deadline for accepting applications.
To qualify, a person has to be a registered voter of Bedford County and live in district two which is pretty much the Smith Mountain Lake area.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Board plans to interview candidates November 5th and then make a decision at its November 13th meeting.


[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC10:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Liberty University has won round one, in a controversial effort to rezone one of Lynchburg's biggest industrial properties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Liberty has taken over the former Ericsson building on Mountain View Road in hopes of moving Thomas Road Baptist Church there and converting the rest of the property for school use.
Last night, attorneys for the school were asking for a conditional use permit to allow Liberty to use part of the building for a recreational facility, something that IS allowed in an industrially-zoned area.
Council voted 6-to-nothing in favor of the project.. and school officials hope that's a good sign.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:24:29]
[IN Q=We think it's]

((JERRY FALWELL, JR./LIBERTY U. ATTORNEY; WE THINK IT'S A POSITIVE INDICATION OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS AS FAR AS FUTURE APPROVALS, AT LEAST WE'RE OPTIMISTIC THAT IT IS, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Falwell, Jr./Liberty University Attorney; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=what happened tonight.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Liberty faces a bigger hurdle in rezoning the rest of the property.
Many city leaders have expressed doubts about taking a large industrial site off the tax rolls.
That request is expected to go before council next month.
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[11Sniper]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=col]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=John Muhammed]


Jury selection enters day two today for one of the men accused in the D-C area sniper shootings.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

One thousand Virginia Beach residents have been notified that they could be called to serve during the trial of John Allen Muhammed. 123 potential jurors went through initial screening yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They typically]

((CAROLYN KOCH/JURY CONSULTANT ; THEY TYPICALLY TRY TO GET "DEATH QUALIFIED JURORS." BY DEFINITION THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENALTY, SO WHAT OFTEN HAPPENS IS YOU HAVE A POOL OF JURORS WHO BY DEFINITION BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENALTY MAKING IT ALL THE MORE HARDER FOR A DEFENSE LAWYER TO FIND JURORS WHO MIGHT BE OPEN-MINDED. ))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Koch/Jury Consultant ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=might be open minded.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

13 People were shot during the sniper attacks. 10 died. This trial centers on the ninth victim, 53-year-old Dean Myers, shot in the head, while pumping gas in Manassas.
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[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


In sports, the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from their first World Series berth in 58 years when a souvenir-seeking fan got in the way.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago IL/MLB-Fox;]

Florida trailed 3 to 0 with one out in the top of the eighth, when a fan down the left field line tried to catch a Marlin pop fly.
It's a ball that might have been caught for the second out. Instead, it opened the door for the Marlins, who scored eight runs to tie the series at three games each. The fan was booed and had beer thrown in his direction.
Security had to escort him out with a jacket over his head. Game highlights are on the way later in our newscast.
For now, let's check the scoreboards.
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[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/N.Y. Yankees/4//Boston/2//Yankees Lead Series 3-to-2/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Florida/8//Chicago/3//Series Tied at 3-to-3/;]
[SUPER=x5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/New York/2//Atlanta/2//Final In Overtime/j/Montreal/5//Washington/1///;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
[SUPER=#555;reset]
(weather toss)



[Bryant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Kobe Bryant]


The preliminary hearing continues today in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case.
A judge is decising whether there's enough evidence to put Bryant on trial for rape.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more from Colorado.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=All eyes]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Norm Early/Former Denver District Attorney; :25]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; :48]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Murphy/Legal Analyst; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Sanchez, CBS News, Eagle, CO.]

((
PKG
ALL EYES WILL BE ON KOBE BRYANT WHEN HE ARRIVES AT THE COURTROOM IN EAGLE, COLORADO. BUT INSIDE ALL EARS WILL BE ON THE BASKETBALL STAR'S ATTORNEY AFTER SHE DROPPED A BOMBSHELL LAST WEEK.
THE PRELIMINARY HEARING SLAMMED TO A HALT WHEN DEFENSE LAWYER PAMELA MACKEY ASKED A DETECTIVE WHETHER THE ALLEGED RAPE VICTIM'S INJURIES COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THREE OTHER LOVERS.

(SOT-Norm Early/Former Denver DA)

"the question about three different men in three different days was contemptable it's dispicable and it's sleezy defense tactics."
PROSECUTORS ARE ACCUSING BRYANT'S LAWYERS OF DELIBERATELY SMEARING THE REPUTATION OF THE ACCUSER -- AND THEY'VE ASKED THE JUDGE TO MAKE SURE ANY FUTURE EVIDENCE ABOUT HER SEXUAL HISTORY IS HEARD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

(STANDUP BRIDGE)

BUT IT TURNS OUT BRYANT'S LAWYERS MAY KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ACCUSER THAN THEY SHOULD. IN AN APPARENT ACCIDENT - THE PROSECUTION HANDED OVER PAST MEDICAL RECORDS NOT RELATED TO THE ALLEGED RAPE. THE JUDGE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE IF THE MEDICAL HISTORY CAN BE USED IN COURT.
THE ACCUSER'S CREDIBLITY WILL BE KEY TO THE DEFENSE'S CASE... AS THEY TRY TO PROVE THE 19 YEAR OLD HOTEL WORKER WILLINGLY HAD SEX WITH BRYANT AT THIS POSH COLORADO RESORT. A POLICE DETECTIVE PAINTED A MUCH DIFFERENT PICTURE IN COURT.

(SOT-Wendy Murphy/Former Prosecutor/Legal Analyst)

"we saw Kobe Bryant who was really a beast - what he did to her, grabbing her by the neck, pushing her over a chair, raping her from behind."
NO MATTER HOW 'TODAY'S' LEGAL DRAMA PLAYS OUT -- THE ULTIMATE DECISION WILL BE UP TO THE JUDGE...WHO WILL DECIDE IF THERE'S ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SEND THIS CASE TO TRIAL. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, EAGLE, COLORADO.

))[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, news from Intel may boost the stock markets at the opening bell.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=I'm Alexis Christoforous.]

((GOOD MORNING.. > > THE TECH TITAN INTEL COULD SET THE TONE FOR WALL STREET TODAY..AFTER THE > CLOSING BELL THE COMPUTER CHIP GIANT SAID QUARTER PROFIT MORE THAN DOULBED > THANKS TO > STRONG SALES OF NOTEBOOK PROCESSORS. INTEL ALSO GAVE A ROSY OUTLOOK FOR > FOURTH QUARTER SALES. > > INVESTORS ARE NOWWAITING TO HEAR FROM ANOTHER TECH TITAN.. IBM IS DUE TO > REPORT BEFORE TOMORROW'S OPENING BELL. > > The U.S. won't bar Sprint from competing for federal contracts after the > phone carrier overcharged the government by $2 million, The General > Services Administration considered further punishment despite a settlement > under which Sprint paid the government $5.2 million in compensation. > Sprint said the problem was the result of a technological glitch in its > billing system. > > THE WALL STREET BROKERAGE FIRM MORGAN STANLEY HAS BEEN SUBPOENAED BY NEW > YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ELIOT SPITZER OVER MUTUAL FUNDS. > > The Securities and Exchange Commission is also considering filing an > enforcement action against Morgan Stanley because it did not disclose that > it had monetary deals with certain mutual funds, which the firm's brokers > touted to customers. > > THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IS PAYING OUT 75 MILLION DOLLARS IN CLAIMS TIED TO > THE AUGUST BLACKOUT THAT HIT MUCH OF THE NORTHEAST AND SECTIONS OF THE > MIDWEST...NOT MUCH HELP TO BUSINESSES..WHICH ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE LOST 6 > BILLION DOLLARS WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT... > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC ))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Pledge-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


An emotional showdown has resumed over the pledge of allegiance.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case of a California atheist who doesn't want his daughter to hear or say the phrase, "One Nation Under God" in school.
Michael Newdow (NOO-dow) has sued his daughter's school, Congress, and even President Bush.
Supreme Court justices will have to decide if those words violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

A lower court has already ruled that they do.
(------------)


[6Franklin-Trails]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC25:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Franklin County is looking for more happy trails, and may have a plan in place by the end of the year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./June 28;]

This summer, officials announced their desire to see more trails, like the new one behind the YMCA, connecting communities throughout the county. Since June, seven meetings have been held to solicit public comment. The director of the Parks and Recreation department says most of the reaction has been positive.
Scott Martin says the plan is in the process of being written and could be adopted into the county's comprehensive plan by the end of the year.
(------------)



[11Bedford-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=503-00 57:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County's newest sheriff's deputy may not work for peanuts, but Alpo should do the trick.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Sheriff Mike Brown today introduced "Ripper", his department's newest K-9 patrol dog.
The dog has been paired with Corporal Penny Heffinger (HEF-in-jure) and is being trained as both a narcotics and search dog.
He's the gift of Bedford resident Marjorie Maupin (MAW-pin) who has helped pay for three drug dogs for the department over the past several years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:15:48]
[IN Q=With the budget]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WITH THE BUDGET CRUNCH THE WAY IT IS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, NOT ONLY WITH US BUT FOR EVERY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS, YEAH, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A SHOVE FOR US. NOT SAYING WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT, BUT THIS MADE IT JUST A WHOLE LOT EASIER.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=whole lot easier.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


"Ripper" cost 15-hundred dollars and will spend the next several weeks training.
(------------)



[Safest-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A report just released lists which kinds vehicles are most likely to protect you from serious injury, or worse.
Julie Vallese has the story from Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's safety]
[SUPER=01-Adrian Lund/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; :12]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=JV, News 7.]

((It's safety versus fuel economy. A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded large four door passenger cars and minivans are the safest on the road.
IN THE CASE OF CARS SIZE AND WEIGHT MATTER. BIGGER CARS PROTECT YOU SMALL CARS PUT YOU AT GREATER RISK.
The government analysis closely reflects the information the Insurance Institute found in real world data of injury and fatality insurance claims.
OVERALL WHEN YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HOW VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN WHOSE BUYING THEM WHAT WE SEE IS FOUR DOOR PASSENGER CARS AND MINIVANS ARE DOING A GOOD JOB OF PROTECTING THEIR OCCUPANTS.
And the government did take that into account factoring in differences in driver age, sex and geographical location. Overall it says
- reduce the weight in lighter vans and passenger cars and the death rate of occupants goes up.
- reduce the weight of vehicles more than 5000 pounds and deaths to passengers in other cars would go down.
The government's report found the greatest risk to death in car crashes were in small 4 door cars, mid-sized SUV's and compact pickups.
So do consumers have to give up fuel economy for safety? Not exactly say environmental groups.
SAFETY AND FUEL ECONOMY CAN BE IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY. I THINK DETROIT HAS REALLY DONE A DISSERVICE OF THIS MYTH THAT THERE HAS TO BE A TRADE OFF. //020712 THROUGH BETTER DESIGN AND BETTER TECHNOLOGY WE CAN IMPROVE SAFETY AND FUEL ECONOMY AT THE SAME TIME AND THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD ASK DETROIT TO DO.
And the government just might do that - as the research and report will be used in future discussion on where to set the average fuel economy for new vehicles on the road.
In Washington I'm Julie Vallese ))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[Kimberly toss to bump]
[COMM BREAK]

[Gaza-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Palestinian security officials say at least three Americans have been killed in an explosion today in the Gaza Strip.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


Authorities say it was the work of a suicide bomber.
Witnesses and radio reports say the massive explosion went off in a car traveling in a U- S diplomatic convoy. There've been conflicting reports on casualties. Israeli media put the number of dead at four. The blast went off near a gas station about one mile south of the main crossing between Israel and Gaza.
(------------)




[2-11Roanoke-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC06:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A-E-P reports at least 8 thousand customers in the region lost power at some point during the evening and overnight hours. 64-hundred remain without power. The biggest outages are in the Woodlawn area of Carroll County and the Hardy Road area just southeast of Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Those winds blew down trees in South Roanoke, blocking several streets.
A-E-P is still trying to figure out if wind contributed to the power outage along Colonial Avenue.
About 12-hundred customers lost power. Another 22 hundred went dark in the Bonsack area of Botetourt county when a tree blew into a line.
(------------)




[2-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC10:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Liberty University has won the first round, in a controversial effort to rezone one of Lynchburg's biggest industrial properties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Liberty has taken over the former Ericsson building on Mountain View Road in hopes of moving Thomas Road Baptist Church there and converting the rest of the property for school use.
Last night, attorneys for the school were asking for a conditional use permit to allow Liberty to use part of the building for a recreational facility, something that IS allowed in an industrially-zoned area.
Council voted 6-to-nothing in favor of the project.. and school officials hope that's a good sign.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:24:29]
[IN Q=We think it's]

((JERRY FALWELL, JR./LIBERTY U. ATTORNEY; WE THINK IT'S A POSITIVE INDICATION OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS AS FAR AS FUTURE APPROVALS, AT LEAST WE'RE OPTIMISTIC THAT IT IS, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Falwell, Jr./Liberty University Attorney; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=what happened tonight.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Liberty faces a bigger hurdle in rezoning the rest of the property.
Many city leaders have expressed doubts about taking a large industrial site off the tax rolls.
That request is expected to go before council next month.
(------------)



[VO-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC09:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County supervisors plan to fill an empty seat by the middle of next month. It's the seat that was held by Kirby Richardson, until his recent resignation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; ]


With one chair noticeably empty, the Board of Supervisors decided last night to appoint a replacement to serve for one year, and then hold a special election for the remaining year of Richardson's term.
Richardson resigned October third after he was indicted for allegedly forging VDOT public comment sheets.
The Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise the position in local newspapers and has set an October 31st deadline for accepting applications.
To qualify, a person has to be a registered voter of Bedford County and live in district two which is pretty much the Smith Mountain Lake area.
(------------)





[China-Launch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's one small step for China--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This morning China became the third nation in history to launch a human into space.
The astronaut is scheduled to orbit the earth 14 times.
The manned space mission comes more than 40 years after the U-S and former Soviet Union first did it.
China has spent years and an undetermined amount of money preparing for the launch.
(------------)


[11County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:28:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


U-S Attorney John Brownlee has joined in the debate over this proposed clinic.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Yesterday he told the Roanoke County supervisors their concerns are "appropriate and well- founded," and he offered to assist efforts to find a different location.
Yesterday, Brownlee said addicts need the help that drug treatment programs provide. But he told the board that location is an important consideration, because clinics can attract criminal activity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There very well may be]

((JOHN BROWNLEE: THERE MAY VERY WELL BE AN INCREASE IN CRIME. THERE MAY VERY WELL BE AN INCREASE IN DRUG TRAFFICKING. AND THAT'S WHY I BELIEVE YOUR CONCERNS ARE WELL-FOUNDED, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to the community, to the citizens.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Brownlee said a drug task force will keep a close eye on the methadone clinic, wherever it ends up. And he encouraged the county to consider prosecuting drug dealers in federal court.

[Biz-Brief]


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

In business news, the world's largst maker of semiconductors has announced strong third quarter earnings. Intel says profits were up 142 per cent from the same period last year. That could lead to a strong start at today's opening bell. Now here's a look at Tuesday stocks.
[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Trigger]


[ANCHOR=none]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Roll out of Break]

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[Winner]
[Roll out of open]


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[SUPER=45-Marci Lawhorn/Lexington;]


[Weather Next]



[2Gaza-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another deadly bombing in the Middle East--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


Authorities say it was the work of a suicide bomber.
Witnesses and radio reports say the massive explosion went off in a car traveling in a U- S diplomatic convoy. There've been conflicting reports on casualties. Israeli media put the number of dead at four. The blast went off near a gas station about one mile south of the main crossing between Israel and Gaza.
(------------)




[3-11Roanoke-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC06:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Strong winds have kept power crews busy through the night in efforts to repair outages. A-E-P reports 64-hundred customers in the region remain without power. The biggest outages are in the Woodlawn area of Carroll County and the Hardy Road area just southeast of Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The strong winds blew down trees in South Roanoke last night, blocking several streets.
A-E-P is still trying to figure out if wind contributed to the power outage along Colonial Avenue.
About 12-hundred customers lost power. Another 22 hundred went dark in the Bonsack area of Botetourt county when a tree blew into a line.
(------------)




[VO-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC10:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Liberty University has won round one, in a controversial effort to rezone one of Lynchburg's biggest industrial properties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Liberty has taken over the former Ericsson building on Mountain View Road in hopes of moving Thomas Road Baptist Church there and converting the rest of the property for school use.
Last night, attorneys for the school were asking for a conditional use permit to allow Liberty to use part of the building for a recreational facility, something that IS allowed in an industrially-zoned area.
Council voted 6-to-nothing in favor of the project.. but Liberty faces a bigger hurdle in rezoning the rest of the property.
Many city leaders have expressed doubts about taking a large industrial site off the tax rolls.
That request is expected to go before council next month.
(------------)



[2AM-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC09:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The seat left empty by an embattled Bedford County supervisor should be filled by the middle of next month. That decision follows Kirby Richardson's recent resignation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; ]


With one chair noticeably empty, the Board of Supervisors decided last night to appoint a replacement to serve for one year, and then hold a special election for the remaining year of Richardson's term.
Richardson resigned October third after he was indicted for allegedly forging VDOT public comment sheets.
County leaders say it's important to put the matter quickly behind them and get down to the business at hand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:14]
[IN Q=Anytime that you lose]

((BILL ROLFE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ANYTIME THAT YOU LOSE A BOARD MEMBER UNDER THE CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE LOST A BOARD MEMBER IT'S FAIRLY TRAUMATIC SITUATION. I THINK IT HAS AFFECTED THE OPERATIONS SOME BECAUSE MR. RICHARDSON SERVED ONE SOME VERY KEY COMMITTEES AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO HOLD A COMMITTEE MEETING SO THINGS LIKE THAT BUT WE'VE MOVED ON WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/County Administrator; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=WE'RE MOVING FORWARD]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise the position in local newspapers and has set an October 31st deadline for accepting applications.
To qualify, a person has to be a registered voter of Bedford County and live in district two which is pretty much the Smith Mountain Lake area.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Board plans to interview candidates November 5th and then make a decision at its November 13th meeting.


[2Pledge-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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A California father is continuing his legal battle over the pledge of allegiance.
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The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case of the atheist who doesn't want his daughter to hear or say the phrase, "One Nation Under God" in school.
Michael Newdow (NOO-dow) has sued his daughter's school, Congress, and even President Bush.
Supreme Court justices will have to decide if those words violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

A lower court has already ruled that they do.
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It was what WASN'T said that ignited a riot last night in Montreal.
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The melee started when a punk rock concert was cancelled.
Some members of the bands Total Chaos and The Exploited were NOT allowed past the Canadian border.
Rioters overturned cars, smashed store windows and set fires.
Several people were arrested.
Two officers received minor injuries while trying to get the crowd under control.
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The debate over this proposed clinic now includes Roanoke's U-S Attorney.
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Yesterday John Brownlee told the Roanoke County supervisors their concerns are "appropriate and well- founded," and he offered to assist efforts to find a different location.
Brownlee said addicts need the help that drug treatment programs provide. But he told the board that location is an important consideration, because clinics can attract criminal activity.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE: THERE MAY VERY WELL BE AN INCREASE IN CRIME. THERE MAY VERY WELL BE AN INCREASE IN DRUG TRAFFICKING. AND THAT'S WHY I BELIEVE YOUR CONCERNS ARE WELL-FOUNDED, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=to the community, to the citizens.]
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Brownlee said a drug task force will keep a close eye on the methadone clinic, wherever it ends up. And he encouraged the county to consider prosecuting drug dealers in federal court.
[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
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Here's what's making news today.
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High winds blew out the lights for at least eight thousand American Electric Power customers across the region last night.
A-E-P says 64- hundred are still in the dark this morning.
Those gusty winds also knocked down trees in South Roanoke, blocking several streets.
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Liberty University has cleared one major hurdle in its effort to move Thomas Road Baptist Church to the site of the former Ericsson building in Lynchburg.
Last night, city council voted to let part of the building be used for a recreational facility.
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Palestinian security officials say at least three Americans have been killed in an explosion today in the Gaza Strip. Authorities say it was the work of a suicide bomber.
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