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It's no holiday for jurors considering the case against Roanoke pain specialist Doctor Cecil Knox.
Today marks the jury's SIXTH day of deliberations.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


And, the competition is SCARY in Downtown Roanoke, as the annual Halloween costume contest gets under way.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Your trick is the warm weather the treat is the sunshine put it all together and you get a beautiful trick or treat forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury in Dr. Cecil Knox's case is once again deliberating the charges against the Roanoke pain specialist.
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[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Yesterday the jury told judge Sam Wilson they were having trouble reaching a verdict on some of the charges.


The jury foreperson sent the judge a note, indicating the jury could not reach a unanimous decision on the racketeering and fraud charges, but had settled the drug distribution charges.
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One of the attorneys moved for a mis-trial.
But the judge asked the jury to go back and try again to reach a verdict on all counts.
The jurors returned this morning for a sixth day of deliberations.
The jury could not settle on a verdict on any of the five charges against Bill James.
Fifty counts against Office Manager Bev Boone WERE resolved.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


No one- -outside the jury room- -knows whether the verdicts the jury reached are "guilty" or "not guilty."
If the jury cannot reach a unanimous decision, the judge may accept the verdicts already reached.
He would then have to declare a mistrial on the charges that were not decided.
The U-S Attorney's office would then have to if it would try those charges again.


[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The fires aren't quite as fierce as they were in Southern California, as cooler temperatures and rain put a damper on the flames.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-San Bernardino Co., CA;]
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((
PKGE:
(nats..copter - rain shots)

IT'S THE FORECAST FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR -- RAIN -- AND COOLER WEATHER. ...MUCH NEEDED RELIEF FOR CREWS TRYING TO SAVE TOWNS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S DEADLY WILDFIRES.
BUT WITH THE DRIZZLE -- CAME FOG....BLURRING THE BATTLE LINES IN THIS MASSIVE FIREFIGHT.

(nats..firefighter - "can you feel the heat?")


THE STRIKE TEAM TRYING TO SAVE A SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF RUNNING SPRINGS COULD 'FEEL' THE FLAMES BEFORE THEY COULD SEE THEM.

SOT - FIREFIGHTER "Fire is on the other side of the ridge, making

extreme runs up the ridge."
FIERCE WINDS ARE ALSO SLOWING CREWS DOWN. FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY NEED A BREAK FROM THE GUSTS TO GET AHEAD OF THE FLAMES.

(nats..)

CREWS 'HAVE' GOTTEN AN EDGE IN SOME AREAS...HOSING DOWN BUILDINGS WITH FIRE RETARDANT FOAM. BUT WITH EACH SMALL GAIN....COMES ANOTHER MAJOR LOSS. IN THE MOUNTAINTOWN OF LAKE ARROWHEAD -- 300 HOMES BURNED.

(STANDUP BRIDGE)

STATE OFFICIALS SAY THESE FIRES COULD COST THE CALIFORNIA ECONOMY SOME 2-BILLION DOLLARS. THAT'S A HUGE NUMBER -- BUT PEOPLE HERE ARE PAYING THE PRICE....ONE HOME....ONE VICTIM AT A TIME.
THE SIEGE OF WILDFIRES HAS WIPED OUT AT LEAST 28-HUNDRED HOMES AND TAKEN 20 LIVES... INCLUDING 16 YEAR OLD ASHLEY ROACH, KILLED SUNDAY AS HER FAMILY DESPARATELY TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES.
(mom nat sot - "she really was, sweet 16")



(nats..)

IN THE MOUNTAINS NORTHEAST OF LOS ANGELES -- CREWS ARE MAKING A LAST STAND IN BIG BEAR LAKE - THE LAST SIZABLE TOWN STILL THREATENED. THEY'RE HOPING TO CLAIM A VICTORY....AFTER SO MANY DAYS OF DEFEAT. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, SAN BERNARDINO, CA. ))

[Iraq]


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As yet another soldier dies today outside Baghdad, U-S forces are taking drastic measure to slow down the attack on troops.
Overnight, they closed off the village where Saddam Hussein was born.
Stacy Case reports.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Russell/U. S. Colonel;]
[SUPER=03-Falluja, Iraq;]
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((
PKG: NAT: Tikrit (uja putting up fence) TRACK: IT'S CONSIDERED A HOTBED OF RESISTANCE. EARLY FRIDAY, U-S SOLDIERS SET OUT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, ERECTING A BARBED WIRE FENCE
AROUND THE VILLAGE OF UJA--- JUST OUTSIDE TIKRIT. BY SUNRISE, IRAQIS

WERE LINING UP TO REGISTER FOR I-D CARDS.
SUPER: STEVE RUSSELL/US COLONEL we are not limiting the movement of those registering in town. once they register they have complete freedom as they would at any other time.
TRACK: CHECK POINTS ARE IN PLACE AND SOLDIERS ARE POSITIONED IN DUGOUTS AROUND THE VILLAGE. SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS BORN HERE. U-S FORCES AREN'T SAYING IF HE'S STILL HERE, BUT THEY DO BELIEVE HIS FORMER BAATHIST PARTY MEMBERS ARE USING THE AREA AS A STAGING GROUND TO LAUNCH ATTACKS ON U-S SOLDIERS.
NAT: Fallujah explosion
TRACK: 50 MILES WEST OF BAGHDAD IN FALLUJAH---- ANOTHER FLASHPOINT OF

RESISTANCE. ANGRY IRAQIS SET THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON FIRE. THE UNREST CAME AFTER POLICE SHOT AND KILLED A LOCAL MAN.
NAT: congress vote yea/nay TRACK: LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON BURNED THE MIDNIGHT OIL. IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING FRIDAY, THE HOUSE PASSED PRESIDENT BUSH'S SPENDING
PLAN FOR IRAQ---- $87.5 BILLION DOLLARS. BUT THE VOTE CAME WITH

CRITICISM FROM DEMOCRATS WHO QUESTION THE WISDOM OF THE PRESIDENT'S IRIQ POLICY.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING
(not verbatim) THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO PASS THE MEASURE MONDAY.

AS U-S FORCES TRY TO REIGN IN IRAQI RESISTANCE, THEY MAY BE FACING ANOTHER THREAT. A LONDON BASED MAGAZINE IS REPORTING AL QAIDA IS PLANNING ATTACKS ON AMERICAN CIVILIAN AND MILITARY TARGETS...TO COINCIDE WITH THE ISLAMIC HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.
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[Minister]


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A Roanoke pastor is preparing to leave for Iraq ,to learn how a local group can offer relief and christian ministry there.
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David Fuller has lead missions to the Sudan and other troubled regions of the world.
He says the recent violence in Iraq has raised concerns, but it has not dissuaded him from making the journey.
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((DAVID FULLER: PART OF ME SAYS ARE WE REALLY PLANNED OUT AS WELL AS WE NEED TO BE. DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION ENOUGH. AND IT DOES ENGENDER OBVIOUSLY SOME FEELINGS OF APPREHENSION. THE OTHER PART OF ME SAYS OKAY WE WERE THINKING EXACTLY RIGHT THIS IS SUCH A CRITICAL TIME FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT'S WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
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Fuller is travelling to Iraq with two other associates who are affiliated with the ministry, Answering the Call. They hope to arrive in Baghdad by the middle of next week.

[11Animal-Fight]


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An animal society wants to see tougher penalties established for people who take part in cockfighting.
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The Humane Society of the United States held an informational meeting last night at the Hollins library.
The group is drumming up support for the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act.
[SUPER=04-Humane Society Video;]


It is legislation that would turn cockfighting, some of which you see here, from a misdemeanor to a felony.
The group is targeting Southwest Virginia for a specific reason.
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((JOHN GOODWIN/HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES: COCK FIGHTS AND DOG FIGHTS ARE A VERY SERIOUS CRUELTY ISSUES. KNIVES ARE ATTACHED TO THE HEELS OF THESE BIRDS AND THEY SUFFER VERY SERIOUS INJURIES AND WE ARE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE FROM THIS AREA IS IN A POSITION WHERE WE CAN REALLY HELP ADVANCE LEGISLATION IN THE CONGRESS THAT WOULD PUT IN TEETH IN ANIMAL FIGHTING LAWS.))
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The group believes Congressman Goodlatte can help because he is currently the chairman of the House Agriculture committee.
[SUPER=04-Humane Society Video;]


He could be instrumental in deciding whether the bill leaves committee for a full vote on the House floor.
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
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The Humane Society says there are a few known cockfighting pits in Virginia, including one in Danville.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, workers find the body of another victim in yesterday's garage collapse in Atlantic City.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus a pilot is injured after his plane crashes during an air show.
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[Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Those watching an air show in Japan got a bigger spectacle than they were counting on today..
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[VO-NAT]
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The accident was caught on camera.
A light aircraft crashed while practicing acrobatic stunts.
The Russian pilot operating the aircraft was badly injured.
The crash occurred in front of more than two thousand audience members, who'd gathered to see the three day event.


No spectators were injured.
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[Garage-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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The body of a fourth victim has been found in the ruins of a collapsed garage in Atlantic City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ;]


At least 20 others were injured yesterday, when a section of the 245- million dollar expansion of the Tropicana Casino and Resort collapsed during construction.
The collapse apparently trapped the latest victim on a stairwell.
More than 150 search and rescue workers had to cut through concrete to recover the body.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collapse.
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[NJ-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Also in New Jersey, some scary moments for commuters this morning when a train went off the tracks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rahway, NJ;]


The lead car of the New Jersey Transit train derailed around 6- 30 this morning.
Authorities say no one was injured.
However, the derailment did cause delays lasting as long as 30 minutes this morning.
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[Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Those watching an air show in Japan got a bigger spectacle than they were counting on today..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


The accident was caught on camera.
A light aircraft crashed while practicing acrobatic stunts.
The Russian pilot operating the aircraft was badly injured.
The crash occurred in front of more than two thousand audience members, who'd gathered to see the three day event.


No spectators were injured.
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[Living-Will]


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The highly- publicized case of a Florida woman caught in a debate over whether she should be kept alive or allowed to die, is shedding new light on the issue of living wills.
Doctor Sean Kenniff reports.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Davidow/Elder Care Attorney; :11]
[SUPER=01-Neil and Christina Garfinkle/New York Residents; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News; :46]
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((

File: (schiavo file) FOR THIRTEEN YEARS -- TERRI SCHIAVO HAS BEEN IN A COMA... UNABLE TO SETTLE A FAMILY ARGUMENT -- SHOULD SHE LIVE OR DIE. HER CASE IS MAKING PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY LOOK DEATH IN THE FACE.

SOT - Lawrence Davidow/Elder Care Attorney

"You don't ever wanna be in a position where your wishes are not expressed."
LAW FIRMS HAVE BEEN FLOODED WITH REQUESTS FOR LIVING WILLS. 75-PERCENT OF AMERICANS DON'T HAVE ONE. NON-PROFIT GROUPS SAY THEIR INQUIRIES HAVE INCREASED TEN-FOLD.
NEIL AND CHRISTINA GARFINKLE/NEW YORK 2:13:37 "We have life insurance, but we've never thought about a living will..would we think about it now? I would, yah."

Nat sot ambulance...


A LIVING WILL ALLOWS YOU TO SPECIFY 'END-OF-LIFE' DECISIONS -- HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED MEDICALLY IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE.

(STANDUP BRIDGE)

"A living will should be as specific as possible. Too may times the request is generic and difficult for family members to interpret and they're left to make some tough decisions."

Nat sot respirator/or surgery


FOR EXAMPLE IN YOUR FINAL DAYS - WOULD YOU WANT TO BE KEPT ALIVE ON A RESPIRATOR, YES OR NO...MAKE IT CLEAR. IF YOUR HEART WAS BEATING - BUT YOUR BRAIN HAD SHUT DOWN - WOULD YOU WANT DOCTORS TO PULL THE PLUG? AGAIN...MAKE IT CLEAR.
LAWYERS SAY THE MORE SCENARIOS..THE BETTER....BUT 'ANY' REQUESTS ARE BETTER THAN NONE.

SOT - Davidow - "If all you did was write something down about how you feel -- you're giving guidance to your family, y

ou're giving guidance to the state and your wishes will be carried out."
NOT ALL STATES RECOGNIZE A LIVING WILL, BUT WHERE THEY ARE ENFORCEABLE, YOU DON'T NEED A LAWYER TO DRAFT ONE.
THE KEY IS TO PUT YOUR WISHES 'ON PAPER' -- (schiavo file) SPARING FAMILY THE HEARTACHE THAT CAN COME IN A LIFE-OR-DEATH DEBATE. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, Roanoke's O-Winston Link museum is apparently on track.
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[VO-NAT ]

Also a high school student is sent to the hospital after his Halloween costume is set on fire.
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[Link-Staff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke's O. Winston Link museum isn't even open yet, but the staff is hard at work.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The famed photographer's art is scheduled to go on display at the historic Norfolk and Western passenger station in January. Recently the museum named a manager and program coordinator. Jay Saunders will direct museum operations. Kim Pulice (PULL-iss) will manage archives, tours and programs and work with the curator. The museum will hold the largest collection of Link photographs in the world.
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[Halloween-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It was a Halloween assembly that became too scary for students at a high school in Maine.
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[SUPER=03-Ellsworth, ME;]


A student dressed in a "Swamp Thing" costume erupted into a ball of flames, following what the school superintendent calls a "mistake made by a youngster."
Students and school officials quickly doused the flames with blankets and a fire extinguisher, but not before the victim suffered burns on his back, legs, and head.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People that were]

((TOMMY HESKETT/STUDENT: PEOPLE THAT WERE STANDING NEXT TO ME THEY WERE JUST KIND OF SHOCKED CAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW IF IT'S REAL OR IF IT'S FAKE. EVERYONE KIND OF REACTED SO QUICKLY, IT JUST KIND OF HAPPENED SO FAST.))
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[OUT Q=happened so fast.]
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[VO-NAT]


The victim was transported to a Boston hospital, where his condition is not being released.
It's unclear how the costume caught fire.
The state fire marshall's office is working together with police on the investigation.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [10/31/2003] [TWO SHOT]

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[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [WXPRO/FULL] FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 14 points. The NASDAQ has lost one.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Friday football extra is not all about tricks or treats as teams gear up for week 10.
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[VO-NAT ]

And Bonnie Henrickson has mixed feelings about the lady Hokie's last season in the Big East. That's next in sports.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Geno Auri- emma and the Lady Huskies from UConn find themselves as the favorite to win the Big East again.
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[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ; :00]


Yesterday the Virginia Tech Hokies were selected to finish 4th in the league.
Bonnie Henrickson has mixed emotions about Tech's last hurrah in the conference.
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Tech's I- eva Kublina was a preseason all conference selection.

[S-Wayne]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
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Longtime Roanoke Valley baseball booster Wayne LaPierre passed away yesterday.
LaPierre started sandlot programs in Garden Cit,y and was one of the founders of the Salem Roanoke Hall of Fame.
He was also active in the Kiwanis Club and the American Legion.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Roanoke Express begins a huge weekend with tonight's contest at Greenville followed by two straight home games.
Coach Tony MacAulay hopes the three games in as many days helps his team get well in a hurry after a 1 and 4 start to the season.
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[OUT Q=to continue moving on."]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 10430TC]
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Halloween night means week number 10 of Friday Football Extra. Here is a complete look at the spooky schedule for tonight.
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[Costume-Contest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Of course today is Halloween and the people of downtown Roanoke are already getting into the spirit. They're holding a costume contest.
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Shannon Young is at the Roanoke City Market. How about it Shannon, are you seeing more tricks or treats down there?

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Shannon adlibs
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