[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll hang on to the pleasant, warm weather we enjoyed over the weekend.
Steve Pardon has your Mondy forecast, up next.





[7-11Bio-Drill]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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Health officials say don't worry about the mysterious diseases spreading across the commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October, 2001;]

It's all part of a bioterrorism drill being conducted by the Health Department and hospitals statewide. As mock illnesses pop up, health care officials will be able to measure their preparedness and ability to respond. Wednesday, the health department will practice treating large numbers of people.
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[SOT 15:33:45]
[IN Q=We will be doing]

((JOHN O'SHEA/EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNER: WE WILL BE DOING A DISPENSING SITE OPERATION WHICH IS A MASS TREATMENT PROTECTIVE, PROPHYLACTIC TYPE TREATMENT FOR THE PUBLIC IN THE EVENT THAT SOME AGENT WAS DISPERSED AND WAS IN FACT AFFECTING THE POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-John O'Shea/Emergency Response Planner;]
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[OUT Q=affecting the population]
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[VO-NAT]

O'Shea (O-Shay') says they'll practice dispensing antibiotics which means health histories will have to be checked. In the case of a real attack he thinks the department would be ready, but more staff would have to be called in.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The health department says anyone interested in volunteering for Wednesday's disbursement, should be at the Salem Civic Center between nine and 10:30.

[7-11Arts-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=myr]
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One group is confident that getting more people to live in Downtown Roanoke will help out business in that area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge and Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated hosted a "This Is Living" tour yestereday, to showcase apartments that were renovated out of old office buildings. Organizers say they hope this is just the beginning to make downtown Roanoke a hip, cool place for people to live and work.
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[SOT 6:11]
[IN Q=and economically]

((BOB FETZER/ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BLUE RIDGE: AND ECONOMICALLY IT'LL BE A STEAM ENGINE FOR ROANOKE TO BUILD ON IN THE FUTURE AND JUST RECYCLING A NUMBER OF THESE BUILDINGS THAT HISTORICALLY BEEN USED FOR OFFICE SPACE AND TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEM BACK IN A NEW LIFE WITH COOL APARTMENTS AND GREAT SPACES TO LIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Fetzer/Arts Council of the Blue Ridge; :07]
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[OUT Q=spaces to live]
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[VO-NAT]

More than 300-apartments were showcased. Organizers say they hope to add even more.
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[7-VoB-Pumpkin-Patch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It's harvest time and a Wythe County family is hoping the public will enjoy the fruits of its labor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

Every weekend during the month of October the public is invited to Williams Orchards. Visitors can take a hay ride to the pumpkin patch and shoot an apple gun on the way back, but the "punkin chunkin machine" is a crowd favorite.
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[SOT 12:46:56]
[IN Q=So we let 200 pounds]

((PATRICK UMBERGER))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Umberger/Williams Orchards;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=half a mile away]
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[VO-NAT]

Umberger designed the chunker on a chalk board and built the machine in about a week. The farm also boasts a giant corn maze that pays tribute to two of Virginia's college football teams. Visitors have to answer a series of trivia questions to find their way out.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny today with temperatures heading into the 70s this afternoon.
Steve Pardon has details, up next in the forecast.

[55-2-11Mall-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Moviegoers at the Valley View Grande had their evening cut short.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Shortly after 8 o'clock last night, someone pulled a fire alarm after smelling smoke in the lobby. Firefighters say the smoke originated in an overheated light fixture in the marquee above the ticket windows. The building was evacuated. Nobody was hurt, and the building did not suffer any damage. The theater closed for the evening, and issued refunds to people who were affected.
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[55-11Bio-Drill]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC-33:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

As suspicious diseases start spreading across the commonwealth, health officials say don't worry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October, 2001;]

That's because it's all part of a bioterrorism drill being conducted by the Health Department and hospitals statewide.
As mock illnesses pop up, health care officials will be able to measure their preparedness and ability to respond. Wednesday, the health department will practice treating large numbers of people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:33:45]
[IN Q=We will be doing]

((JOHN O'SHEA/EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNER: WE WILL BE DOING A DISPENSING SITE OPERATION WHICH IS A MASS TREATMENT PROTECTIVE, PROPHYLACTIC TYPE TREATMENT FOR THE PUBLIC IN THE EVENT THAT SOME AGENT WAS DISPERSED AND WAS IN FACT AFFECTING THE POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-John O'Shea/Emergency Response Planner;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=affecting the population]
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[VO-NAT]

O'Shea (O-Shay') says they'll practice dispensing antibiotics which means health histories will have to be checked. In the case of a real attack he thinks the department would be ready, but more staff would have to be called in.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The health department says anyone interested in volunteering for Wednesday's disbursement, should be at the Salem Civic Center between nine and 10:30.

[55-11Arts-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cuitns]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC-54:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]

One organization hopes that more people living Downtown Roanoke may help out business in that area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge and Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated hosted a "This Is Living" tour yesterday, to showcase apartments that were renovated out of old office buildings. Organizers say they hope this is just the beginning to make downtown Roanoke a hip, cool place for people to live and work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:11]
[IN Q=and economically]

((BOB FETZER/ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BLUE RIDGE: AND ECONOMICALLY IT'LL BE A STEAM ENGINE FOR ROANOKE TO BUILD ON IN THE FUTURE AND JUST RECYCLING A NUMBER OF THESE BUILDINGS THAT HISTORICALLY BEEN USED FOR OFFICE SPACE AND TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEM BACK IN A NEW LIFE WITH COOL APARTMENTS AND GREAT SPACES TO LIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Fetzer; :07]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=spaces to live]
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[VO-NAT]

More than 300-apartments were showcased. Organizers say they hope to add even more.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny and warm today...but colder temperatures are coming later this week.
Steve Pardon has your seven day outlook, right after the news.





[8-2-11Mall-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC-29:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some moviegoers evening at the Valley View Grande was cut short last night.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Shortly after 8 o'clock, someone pulled a fire alarm after smelling smoke in the lobby. Firefighters say the smoke originated in an overheated light fixture in the marquee above the ticket windows. The building was evacuated. Nobody was hurt, and the building did not suffer any damage. The theater closed for the evening, and issued refunds to people who were affected.
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[8-11Pastor-Honor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Churchgoers packed the pews at Cave Spring United Methodist Church to pay tribute to Reverend Art Wingfield yesterday.
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[SOT 17:21:28]
[IN Q=Hello brother]

((Dan Chitwood singing: HELLO BROTHER, PREACHER, TEACHER AND FRIEND.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=and friend.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The 71-year-old is celebrating 50 years as an ordained minister in Virginia.
Wingfield got a surprise recognition during yesterday's services.
The church gave him a plaque and named him "pastor emeritus" (Em-AIR-uh-tus) in a resolution signed by the bishop.

Wingfield also got a dogwood tree planted in his honor, a chandelier presented in his name and an original song composed just for him.
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[8-11Christmas-Store]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Some Roanoke Valley residents took to the streets to spread some holiday cheer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The 5th Annual "Ride Round the Valley" took off in Salem yesterday afternoon. Motorcycles, antique cars and just plain old vehicles rode 20- miles through the valley to help raise supplies and money for the Community Christmas Store. The event was just one of many that volunteers hold throughout the year in order to raise the 60- thousand dollars it takes to stock the store.
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[SOT 8:43:31]
[IN Q=We serve around 700]

((ANGIE APGAR/COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE: WE SERVE AROUND 700 FAMILIES SO WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS WORKING YEAR ROUND GETTING DONATIONS IN, HOLDING VARIOUS FUND RAISERS. WE ALSO WORK WITH SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, BUSINESSES IN OUR AREA TO COME UP WITH THE MONEY WE NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Angie Apgar/Community Christmas Store;]
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[OUT Q=money we need]
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[VO-NAT]

Apgar says the sluggish economy has kept businesses from donating as much as usual, but donations are accepted at any time. Community Christmas Store benefits families in Salem, Roanoke County and Vinton who need a little help around the holidays. Families that qualify get to shop for toys, clothing and household items at no cost for two days in December. (------------)