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Virgnia Tech Coach Frank Beamer is apologizing for more than just a Hokie loss on the football field.
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And a brush fire scorches dozens of acres in Pulaski County.
Authorities believe it may be arson.
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The cool air has arrived, but we'll warm up just in time for the weeekend. The complete forecast details coming up in just a bit.
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer is apologizing for slapping a player's helmet during last night's frustrating loss.
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[Beamer]


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The slap came during the second half of the Hokies' 28 - 7 loss at West Virginia last night.
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Frustrated by the Hokies' performance -- and wide receiver Ernest Wilford's penalties -- Beamer smacked Wilford's helmet.
Beamer says he didn't mean to do it and says he apologized to Wilford.
Wilford -- a senior from Richmond -- says the incident happened in the heat of the moment and that he loves his coach.
Virginia Tech is mum on the slap -- and an NCAA spokesperson told News-7 she had no comment.
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[WV-Fans]


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Some overzealous West Virginia fans celebrated the win by setting dozens of fires in Morgantown.
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The fans stormed the field and paralyzed traffic following the upset win over the Hokies.
They ignored pre-game pleas from fire officials and Coach Rich Rodriquez.
Emergency officials say at least a dozen of approximately 57 fires were fairly large.
County officials activated an emergency operations center for about 2-1/2 hours.
For a time, they considered cutting off power to Morgantown's Sunnyside neighborhood, where many W-V-U students live and where most of the fires were set.
An emergency officials says an unknown number of police and fire officers were struck with rocks and bottles.
All were treated and released from area hospitals.
More than 20 people were arrested.
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[Brush-Fire]


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35 acres of forest land are burning in a brush fire that may have been intentionally set in Pulaski County.
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Authorities say someone set a fire in a garbage dump near the Giles County border. Flames quickly spread on the north side of Cloyd's Mountain. Despite rugged terrain, crews are trying to cut a line to contain the fire, and should be working throughout the night. About two dozen forestry firefighters are battling the blaze. No homes are currently being threatened.
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[NRV-Industries]


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Help may be on the way for soon-to-be out of work employees at New River Industries.
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The company announced yesterday that fifty to one-hundred workers at the Fairlawn plant are expected to lose their jobs. Representative Rick Boucher is asking the federal government to provide those employees with workers' assistance. Amongh other services the funds would provide career counseling, job search assistance, and meal and transportation allowances. Boucher's also requested a health coverage tax credit. New River Industries weaves fabrics for apparels and outdoor furniture and has been operating out of its Fairlawn plant since 1992.
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[Knox]


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Jurors in the trial of Roanoke pain doctor Cecil Knox began considering the case today and are working through lunch.
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After hearing six and a half weeks worth of evidence they have a daunting task before them, reviewing cartons of evidence including 31 patients charts and considering the testimony of 140 witnesses. It could take the jury several days to reach a verdict.
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Knox and his office manager are charged with health care fraud, illegally distributing of prescription medications and racketeering.

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A Carroll County man is charged with attempted murder after an early morning shooting. Police responded to 90 Pheasant Ridge Road in the Cana (KAYN-uh) section of the county shortly after 1:30. There they found Stephaine Eller with a gunshot wound to the head. There is no word on her condition. Witnesses described the shooter as 28- year- old Steven Edmond Hawks who was arrested in Lamsburg. Hawks is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

[Sniper-Trial]


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A power outage is throwing a kink in the trial of Washington area sniper suspect John Muhammad.
Today's proceedings are canceled because of an outage at the Virginia Beach courthouse.
A sheriff's spokesperson says a faulty electrical transformer is to blame.
She says it's going to take all day and all night to replace the transformer.
Court is set to resume tomorrow morning.

[UN-Iraq]


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Authorities in Baghdad say police have prevented a car bombing.
They found a car packed with explosives, and have arrested a Syrian who confessed to having rigged it.
Elsewhere, a bomb went off near a pipeline in northern Iraq, killing two Iraqis.
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Meanwhile, the United Nations and Iraq's governing council are appealing to weathy nations to dig deeper into their pockets to raise the 55- billion dollars needed to re-build Iraq.
U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan opened the two day donor's conference today in Madrid.
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[IN Q=The people of Iraq]

((KOFI ANNAN/U. N. SECRETARY GENERAL: THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ HAVE A HARD ROAD AHEAD OF THEM, FILLED WITH BOTH RISK AND OPPORTUNITY. LET US NOT LEAVE THEM TO TRAVEL THAT ROAD ALONE.))
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Annan also warned that arguments over a timetable for handing sovereignty back to the Iraqi people could lead to more suffering of its citizens.

[City-Schools]


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The new task force studying school safety in the city of Roanoke is beginning to take shape.
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Members of the steering committee sat down this morning to finalize plans for the group's discussions.
Today, they hired a consultant to facilitate the group's discussions. They hope to have a list of 38 members by next week, and a first meeting by mid-November.
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[IN Q=It's never possible]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS: IT'S NEVER POSSIBLE TO GO BACK AND UNDO THE PAST. WE CAN'T CHANGE THE PAST , BUT WE CAN AS A COMMUNITY, AS A COUNCIL, A SCHOOL BOARD AND AS A TASK FORCE LOOK AHEAD. AND THAT'S WHAT I THINK THE TONE OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN. ))
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[OUT Q=of the organizing committee has been.]
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Members of city council had hoped that the task force would submit a report by the end of the year, but officials now say it will probably be late January or February before that happens.

[Falls-Jumper]


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More now on the Niagara Falls jumper--
After making a brief court appearance today in Ontario, Kirk Jones has been freed on 700- dollars' bail and ordered out of Canada.
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Earlier, Jones was released from the hospital.
The 40- year-old says he was suicidal when he took the leap into Niagara Falls, but is thankful to be alive now.
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[IN Q=I thank God...]
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Meanwhile, prosecutors say Jones and a friend drank an unknown amount of vodka and Coke before heading to the falls earlier this week.
Jones is facing charges of illegally performing a stunt.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, authorities make an arrest in the murder of a Virginia State Trooper.
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Also we'll hear about a new study that links higher levels of estrogen to cancer.
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[Bus-Accident]


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At least three people were injured when a bus carying a Florida A and M track team crashed along an interstate in South Carolina today.
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The injuries are not believed to be life- threatening. Authorites say there were 18 students and three coaches aboard the bus when it rolled over on its side.
The crash backed up traffic on Interstate 85, but there's no word on what caused the accident.
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[Columbine-Video]


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Authorities have released a homemade videotape of the two teenagers reponsible for the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado four years ago.
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On the tape, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are seen firing a variety of weapons in the woods.
The pair would use the same kinds of guns just six weeks later, during the shootings at Columbine that left 12 classmates and a teacher dead.
The parents of one of the victims say the tape is hard to watch, but it could help prevent a similar incident in the future.
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((LARRY NIMMO/VICTIM'S STEP-FATHER: I AGREE THAT WE DEFINITELY NEED TO RELEASE SOME OF THIS STUFF SO THAT WE CAN LEARN SOME OF THE LESSONS FROM COLUMBINE AND HOPEFULLY STOP ANOTHER MASSACRE FROM EVER HAPPENING AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=happening again.]
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Authorities say they learned about the video two weeks after the shootings from one of the people on the tape.
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[Trooper-Killed]


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State police have charged the wife of a state police officer with his murder.
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Trooper Taylor Blanton was found shot to death in his home near Richmond last week.
Only days before the murder, Donna Blanton reported an invasion at the home.
She's being held without bond.
Authorities would not reveal a motive.
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[Estrogen]


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In medical news, a new study is underway to determine if higher estrogen levels could mean a higher risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Mallika Marshall has more.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Judy Garber/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute;]
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((FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER SO SHE WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT SHE'S CONSIDERED AT HIGH RISK FOR DEVELOPING THE DISEASE.

SOT: ANNE ZAKROSKY/HIGH-RISK PATIENT

I TRIED TO CONTROL MY DIET.. NO CAFFEINE.. I TRIED TO EXERCISE.. BUT STILL I WAS AT HIGH RISK..
TRACK: THAT'S WHY ANNE DECIDED TO TAKE PART IN A NEW STUDY BEING CONDUCTED BY
THE DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE IN BOSTON--- - TO SEE WHETHER TAKING AN

ESTROGEN LOWERING DRUG CAN HELP WOMEN REDUCE THEIR RISK OF BREAST CANCER.

SOT: DR. JUDY GARBER/DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE

THERE'S ALOT DATA TO SUGGEST THAT WOMEN WITH HIGHER ESTROGEN LEVELS ARE AT HIGHER RISK.. SO THIS SHOULD HELP REDUCE IT MUCH LIKE REDUCING CHOLESTEROL.. AND LOWER RISK OF DISEASE
RESEARCHERS ARE ALSO TRYING TO DETERMINE WHETHER TAKING POPULAR PAINRELIEVERS MAY ALSO PROTECT WOMEN

SOT:DR. ESTHER RHEI/BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

THERE IS A STUDY LOOKING AT ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN AND MOTRIN AND VIOXX AND CELEBREX WHICH MAY DECREASE THE INFLAMMATORY RISK AND THEREFORE RISK OF BREAST CANCER
THERE IS ALSO OTHER RESEARCH WHICH SUGGESTS THAT EXERCISING REGULARLY AND LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF FAT, RED MEAT AND ALCOHOL YOU CONSUME CAN ALSO HELP REDUCE YOUR RISK.

SOT:DR. ERIC WINER/DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE

WE'D ALL LIKE TO THINK THERE MIGHT BE WAYS TO AVOID BREAST CANCER WITHOUT TAKING DRUGS
TRACK: IT WILL LIKELY BE SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE THE RESULTS OF ANY OF THESE TRIALS ARE PUBLISHED. IN THE MEANTIME-- IT'S ALWAYS GOOD ADVICE TO WATCH WHAT YOU EAT...AND EXERCISE. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))
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After the break, it's already beginning to look like winter in some parts of the country.
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Plus the parents of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart come forward with more of her story.
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A man who falsely claimed to be Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper has admitted to extortion. 19- year- old Walter Holloway entered the guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in South Carolina.
Meanwhile, C-B-S has produced a T-V movie depicting the story of the Utah teen's kidnapping.
As part of the promotional effort for the film, Elizabeth Smart's parents sat down for an interview.
Bill Kurtis has more.
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(( nats: movie scenes "Quiet please. Mark. Action!" BK: IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 5TH, 2002, POLICE SAY AN INTRUDER CUT THROUGH A WINDOW SCREEN OF THE SMART FAMILY KITCHEN. HIS TARGET: ELIZABETH. THE 14 YEAR OLD LAY SLEEPING IN AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM. THE ONLY WITNESS TO WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WAS ELIZABETH'S SISTER, 9-YEAR OLD MARY KATHERINE. LOIS SMART: And when Mary Katherine came into our room that night it was about 3:58 in the morning. movie clip: Mary Katherine: Somone took Elizabeth Lois: What? LOIS: She came over to my side and she was, you know, she wrapped in a blanket like she was hiding and scared. And she said "Elizabeth is gone.. movie clip: dad: I'm sure you were just having a dream LOIS: some man took her with a gun. BK: THE MOVIE SHOWS THE FRANTIC MINUTES THAT FOLLOWED WITH ED AND LOIS SEARCHING THE HOUSE. LOIS: When we saw the window it was true, there was no denying it then. It, it hit you like a ton of bricks. It was true. She was gone. nats: music and director's cue: "Action!" movie clip: lois: someone took her (crying). Someone took Elizabeth. BK: THE MOVIE OFFERS A GLIMPSE AT SOME OF THE PAINFUL SCENES THAT UNFOLDED INSIDE THE SMART HOME THAT AWFUL NIGHT. nats movie clip: detective: Has your daughter ever snuck out of the house at night before? Lois: Noooo.. BK: LOIS EVEN FOUND HERSELF DEFENDING HER OWN DAUGHTER. NATS MOVIE: Lois: I, no.. ED: Probably the hardest things were to hear comments that Elizabeth was a runaway type or.. a boyfriend.. or.. uh, in fact.. LOIS: And we were having family trouble and she left and.. NATS MOVIE: cop: How much time does she spend on the internet? Communicating.. LOIS: And I'm falling apart.. my daughter's gone.. it's like, "just get her! get her!" ))
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


That was Bill Kurtis reporting.
"The Elizabeth Smart Story" will air on C-B-S Sunday, November 9th.

[North-Snow]


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While some areas around here may see frost on the pumpkins tonight,
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winter has already arrived up north.
Connecticut saw its first snowfall of the season last night.
Although the amount of snow was considered small, residents say they're expecting a long winter.
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And another sign that winter is around the corner-- the landmark Rockefeller Center Ice Rink opened for the season last night.
The famous rink first opened in 19-36 on Christmas Day.
Since then, an estimated quarter of a million people visit every year.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 12 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 15.

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Coming up after the break, the Yankees and Marlins gear up for tonight's battle in the world series.
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And the Mountaineers roast the Hokies as they dominate the game in Morgantown last night.
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[S-Hokies]


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The third ranked Virginia Tech Hokies were dominated and humiliated by a fired up West Virginia team last night in Morgantown. Tech lost its cool, it's number three ranking, and any chance it had of playing for the national championship. Travis Wells has more from Mountaineer Field.
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[Game-Four]


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The Florida Marlins are keeping the New York Yankees on their toes.
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They beat theYankees in extra innings last night. Alex Gonzalez led off the bottom of the 12th inning with a homer to give the Marlins the 4-to-3 win. The World Series is now tied at two games a piece. Game Five is tonight in Miami. The first pitch is at 8:24.
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[S-Boone]


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Bob Boone, who won the world series in 1980 will be the guest speaker for the 13th annual Salem-Roanoke Baseball hall of fame banquet. Boone played 19 seasons in the major leagues as a catcher, going to the all-star game four times.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last Night - FOX; :00]

One of his sons Aaron - helped the Yankees win game three Tuesday night with this solo shot in the 9th inning off Chad Fox, as the Yanks beat the Marlins 6-to-1. The Banquet is February 8th.
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