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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... After starting out the day in the 30s, we'll head into an unseasonably warm spell for the next several days.
Brent Watts has your Thursday outlook, straight ahead.




[7-11Goins]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:16:08]
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Friends of Milen Goins' (Go-enz) say they have no idea why he shot and killed his cousin right in front of them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle/September;]


But the judge needed no explanation to send first-degree murder charges against him to a December grand jury.
A witness testified that Goins and his cousin had been joking and drinking beer with two friends in their mobile home.
He said Goins left the room, came back with a gun and shot David Bowman in the chest.
Deputies caught Goins in North Carolina three days later and say he tried to get away on the way back to Botetourt County.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The trial of a man accused of killing two Appalachian Trail hikers will begin sometime next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 2002;]


Yesterday, a federal judge postponed Darrell David Rice's trial until August.
The ruling came at the request of prosecutors, who want to re-test physical evidence that suggests ANOTHER man was at the crime scene.
Rice is charged with killing two women at a campsite in the Shenandoah National Park in 1996.
His trial WAS supposed to start LAST week, then NEXT Monday. It's now set to begin August 9th.
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[7-5-Catfish]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=502-09 2:02:11]
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When hunting for a good brain food this fall, you might want to try skipping the local catfish.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The Virginia Department of Health says recent tests of *flathead* catfish in the Roanoke River and some parts of Smith Mountain Lake show PCB contamination. There's no immediate health threat but experts say it can't hurt to be cautious.
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[SOT 00:23-00:38]
[IN Q=In humans there's no evidence...]
[SUPER=01-Khizar Wasti/Virginia Department of Health;]

((Khizar Wasti/Virginia Department of Health: In humans there's no evidence that ingenstion of PCB causes cancer but we're being on the prudent side and based on animal studies we are advising people to limit their consumption.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to limit their consumption.]
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[VO NAT :18] The agency recommends just one catfish meal a month and says the smaller, younger fish are less likely to be as contaminated. If you do eat catfish experts advise eliminating the fat and skin where PCBs tend to concentrate. Pregnant and nursing mothers and young children are urged to avoid the fish.
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[7-11Vaccination]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Heath officials in the Roanoke Valley voted for election day to launch a new campaign-- but not for candidates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Instead, they're supporting the flu shot.
They're encouraging people 55 and older to get vaccinated, especially those who live in the zip codes 24012, 24018, and 24153.
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[SOT19:53;22]
[IN Q=We have have higher rates of sicknessd ]

((KATHY BROWN/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE; WE HAVE HIGHER RATES OF SICKNESS AND DEATH WITH THE FLU AND PNEUMONIA IN THOSE PARTICULAR ZIP CODES THAN IN THE REST OF THE STATE))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Brown/Public Health Nurse;]
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[OUT Q=rest of the state]
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[VO-NAT]


As part of the Vaccinate and Vote Campaign, health official will be giving out FREE flu shots to any who votes.
( ++++++++++)

[TAKE FS 4460]
The shots will be given at Preston Park Primary School in Northwest Roanoke from 9 am to 2pm on Tuesday.
No matter where you vote --you can still come to that location for your free vaccination.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine today, with temperatures soaring into the 60s and 70s.
Brent Watts has the warm Halloween Eve forecast, coming up.

[55-11Bonsack-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC41:41]
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Residents of a neighborhood near Bonsack who learned their homes are located in Botetourt are fighting to keep their children in Roanoke County schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Because of a mistake made years ago, residents of Hill Drive have paid Roanoke County taxes, received Roanoke County services, and voted in Roanoke County elections.
But as some property owners have applied for building permits, and others have considered subdividing their land, it became apparent that the homes were located across the county line.
Eight children now attend Roanoke County Schools, and their parents don't want to move them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It has surprized me]

((HEATHER SIMMONS/HIL DRIVE RESIDENT: IT HAS SURPRISED ME THAT APPARENTLY THIS HAS BECOME A REAL HILL TO DIE ON AND THAT THESE EIGHT KIDS CANNOT STAY WHERE THEY ARE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT. I THINK ANYBODY WHO HAS KIDS AND ANYBODY WHO IS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A UNIQUE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that this is a unique situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials from both counties will attend a community meeting on December third at the Blue Ridge Library.
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[55-5-Catfish]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=502-09 2:02:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You might consider skipping catfish when planning your meals.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The Virginia Department of Health says recent tests of *flathead* catfish in the Roanoke River and some parts of Smith Mountain Lake show PCB contamination. There's no immediate health threat but experts say it can't hurt to be cautious.
(///// SOT at : 15 /////)
[SOT 00:23-00:38]
[IN Q=In humans there's no evidence...]
[SUPER=01-Khizar Wasti/Virginia Department of Health;]

((Khizar Wasti/Virginia Department of Health: In humans there's no evidence that ingenstion of PCB causes cnaacer but we're being on the prudent side and based on animal studies we are advising people to limit their consumption.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to limit their consumption.]
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[VO NAT :18] The agency recommends just one catfish meal a month and says the smaller, younger fish are less likely to be as contaminated. If you do eat catfish experts advise eliminating the fat and skin where PCBs tend to concentrate. Pregnant and nursing mothers and young children are urged to avoid the fish.
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[55-11Vaccination]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC30:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Heath officials in the Roanoke Valley will be out in full force on Election Day-- but they're not campaigning any candidates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Instead, they're supporting the flu shot.
They're encouraging people 55 and older to get vaccinated, especially those who live in the zip codes 24012, 24018, and 24153.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT19:53;22]
[IN Q=We have have higher rates of sickness]

((KATHY BROWN/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE; WE HAVE HIGHER RATES OF SICKNESS AND DEATH WITH THE FLU AND PNEUMONIA IN THOSE PARTICULAR ZIP CODES THAN IN THE REST OF THE STATE))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Brown/Public Health Nurse;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=rest of the state]
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[VO-NAT]


As part of the Vaccinate and Vote Campaign, health official will be giving out FREE flu shots to any who votes.
( ++++++++++)

[TAKE FS 4460]
The shots will be given at Preston Park Primary School in Northwest Roanoke from 9 am to 2pm on Tuesday.
No matter where you vote --you can still come to that location for your free vaccination.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Feeling like Indian Summer later on today, with highs temperatures reaching the 60s and 70s.
We'll hang on to the mild weather right on through the weekend.
Brent Watts has details, up next.





[8-11Bonsack-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC41:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a re- location that residents didn't see coming--
Some people living near Bonsack are fighting to keep their children in Roanoke County schools, after learning their homes are actually in Botetourt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Because of a mistake made years ago, residents of Hill Drive have paid Roanoke County taxes, received Roanoke County services, and voted in Roanoke County elections.
But as some property owners have applied for building permits, and others have considered subdividing their land, it became apparent that the homes were located across the county line.
Eight children now attend Roanoke County Schools, and their parents don't want to move them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It has surprized me]

((HEATHER SIMMONS/HIL DRIVE RESIDENT: IT HAS SURPRISED ME THAT APPARENTLY THIS HAS BECOME A REAL HILL TO DIE ON AND THAT THESE EIGHT KIDS CANNOT STAY WHERE THEY ARE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT. I THINK ANYBODY WHO HAS KIDS AND ANYBODY WHO IS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A UNIQUE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that this is a unique situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials from both counties will attend a community meeting on December third at the Blue Ridge Library.
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[8-2-11Price's-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:49:08]
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Taking a shower will become easier for some residents in Montgomery County, as the county celebrates the completion of its new water system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The system serves residents in Price's Fork and surrounding areas. Yesterday, officials demonstrated what the water pressure looked like before at 40-pounds, compared to what it is now at a hundred pounds.
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[SOT 1911]
[IN Q=getting a reliable]

((MIKE KIRK/MONTGOMERY CO. PSA DIRECTOR: GETTING A RELIABLE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WATER TO THE AREA AND PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION NOT ONLY FOR THE AREAS LIKE THE SCHOOL AND THE KIDS HERE BUT PROTECTING AREAS THAT NEVER HAD FIRE PROTECTION, IN THIS PARTICULAR SECTION OF THE COUNTY, IT'S TREMENDOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kirk/Montgomery Co. PSA Director;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=it's tremendous]
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[VO-NAT]

The new system will provide water directly from the New River, rather than local wells. About 300-residents in the area have had to rely on a single-well system, after the other became contaminated nearly two years ago.
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[8-11Security]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:34:20]
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Law enforcement and emergency workers are already training for it-- but now business leaders want to do their part to prepare for another possible terrorist attack.
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[VO-NAT - :17]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

More than three hundred government and business leaders are meeting at V-M-I to discuss how businesses can prepare for attacks, and lead a smooth economic recovery. Organizers say this conference is especially important since terrorist groups have threatened to strike again in a different manner.
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[SOT - 19:04:10]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE FORESMAN/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS DEPUTY; THEY INTEND TO STRIKE AMERICA ECONOMICALLY, AND THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT FROM A PHYSICAL STANDPOINT WE'RE VULNERABLE, BUT NOT OVERLY VULNERABLE, BUT FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT WE RECOGNIZE THAT WITH A SERIES OF POTENTIALLY MORE ISOLATED ATTACKS, IT CAN CREATE AN ECONOMIC RIPPLE.))
[SUPER=01-George Foresman/Commonwealth Preparedness Deputy;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=create an economic ripple.]
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[VO-NAT - :03+]

The three-day conference wraps up this morning. (------------)