[News-Heads]

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[VO-NAT]

The polls closed 17 hours ago, but one House of Delegates race is still too close to call.
An Election night wrap- up is next.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


And, President Bush prepares to sign the most significant abortion measure since Roe versus Wade.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


A few isolated showers continue to fall across the region. We can expect more showers tonight as a cold front heads our way. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=KIM 2-Shot]


[Noon-open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


[6th-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


It is the day after the election and all the votes have been counted, but that doesn't mean all the races are over.
In one of yesterday's closest races, the sixth district House of Delegates race is still too close to call.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 210] If the numbers hold up, Benny Keister will return to Richmond for a third term. But right now, with all precincts reporting, he has just a 37 vote margin over Republican challenger Morgan Morris, Junior -- eight thousand 77 votes to eight thousand 40.
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[11Western-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-42 47:54]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Since there is less than a one percent difference between the candidates, a recount is likely if the numbers don't change when official tallies are entered. Morris says he'll ask for a recount if that is the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Dublin;]

At his campaign headquarters in Dublin, Morris said he fought a tough fight and has his supporters to thank for the close turnout.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2313]
[IN Q=we've run]
[SUPER=201-Morgan Morris/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=i cannot say enough about the support that we've had]
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[VO-NAT]

Morris says he was not surprised by the closeness of the race.
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[Vinton-Betting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


In another close vote, Vinton residents barely approved an off-track betting parlor.
(++++++)

[Take Leader 640] With all precincts reporting, Vinton residents said "yes" to the proposal by just 20 votes.
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[11Betting-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC1:16:49]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Supporters of the referendum celebrated last night at Vinton's War Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Vinton]

Town Council plans to renovate the structure with tax revenues generated by the company, but a Colonial Downs spokesman says Vinton isn't the only locality that will benefit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:27:16]
[IN Q=Part of the para- mutual]

((JERRY MONAHAN/COLONIAL DOWNS VICE-PRESIDENT: PART OF THE PARA MUTUAL THEY CALL TAX THAT GOES TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, ALSO IT GOES TO VIRGINIA TECH EQUINE RESEARCH, TO THE LEXINGTON HORSE PARK AND THE MARY ANN DUPONT HORSE CENTER.))
[SUPER=201-Jerry Monahan/Colonial Downs Vice-President;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=DuPont horse center]
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[VO-NAT]

A group of Vinton pastors spoke out against pari-mutuel betting in the Town, but the pastor of Vinton Baptist Church says he's not discouraged and doesn't see the results as a win or lose situation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:19:53]
[IN Q=I see it as a positive]

((BILL BOOTH/VINTON BAPTIST CHURCH: I SEE IT AS A POSITIVE THAT A GOOD NUMBER OF FOLKS TOOK IT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH TO COME OUT AND VOTE, WHICH I THINK IS WONDERFUL. AND IN THE END THE MARGIN WAS VERY CLOSE AND SO IT DOES SHOW THAT REALLY THERE'S STILL SOME QUESTION IN PEOPLE'S MIND ABOUT THAT, BUT THAT'S HOW IT HAS TURNED OUT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL HAVE TO LIVE WITH.))
[SUPER=201-Bill Booth/Vinton Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=have to live with]
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[VO-NAT]

Colonial Downs has not yet decided where to locate, but whether the company renovates or builds, Monahan says it will be up and running in less than one year.
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[22nd-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Two Republicans are heading to Richmond to fill open seats in the House and Senate. The 22nd State Senate seat was left open when Bo Trumbo decided not to run again.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 110] And a former State Senator will take Trumbo's place. Republican Brandon Bell handily defeated Democrat Stephen Emick, in the district that stretches from Botetourt County to Radford.
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[17th-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Vic Thomas's retirement and redistricting in the 17th House of Delegates seat helped send Republican candidate, William Fralin to Richmond.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 250]
Fralin won 62 percent of the vote.
Roanoke City Council member Linda Wyatt finished second with 32 percent.
Independent candidate Gary Bowman took 6 percent.
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[AM-Bell-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC12:16]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Republicans in the Roanoke Valley celebrated the Bell and Fralin victories last night.
And as Joe Dashiell reports, it was also a night much different from the last time their names were on the ballot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :04]
[SUPER=201-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senator Elect; :14]
[SUPER=201-William Fralin/(R) Delegate Elect; :37]
[SUPER=219-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com; :46]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]



[23rd-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Senator Steve Newman has already served 12 years in Richmond and voters are sending him back for four more.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 120] In the 23rd State Senate district representing Bedford and Lynchburg, Newman easily won re-election with almost two-thirds of the vote over challenger Bob Clarke.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


We'll have more election coverage in a moment, but let's check in with Leo to see what our forecast holds for us.
[WX-Tease] ((KIM TOSS TO LEO)) [11/5/2003]
[SS=NONE]


LEO in WX-CENTER
[WXPRO/FULL] SAT RADAR STORY

[SS=NONE]




(LEO TOSS to KIM)






[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Irag]


More attacks are being reported in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Rocket- propelled grenades were fired at a military compound, but there were no reports of any casualties.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landstuhl, Germany;]


Meanwhile, more than a dozen soldiers injured in Sunday's deadly attack on a helicopter are receiving treatment at a military hospital in Gemany.
Sergeant Christopher Nelson suffered a fractured hip and ankle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Only thing I really remember is]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Nelson/U. S. Army;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=out of the wreck.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the death toll from the attack has been revised downward.
Officials now say 15 Americans were killed when a missile hit their helicopter near Fallujah.
It's still the single deadliest attack on U-S forces since American troops invaded Iraq.
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[11Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC07:30]
[GRAPHIC=Knox]

The federal government has asked for a new date to re-try Dr. Cecil Knox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

In a conference call with the attorneys, the judge made it clear he does not intend to endure another eight-week trial.
He's urging the government to streamline its case against Doctor Knox and two co-defendants. Though Judge Samuel Wilson has yet to issue a formal change of venue, he indicated it would be impossible to try the case again in Roanoke because of all the publicity engendered by the first trial. The jurors acquitted Knox on more than half the charges. The Roanoke-based jury was deadlocked on the rest. Knox still faces a couple of illegal drug distribution counts, plus charges of racketeering and fraud.
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[Green-River]


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


The man who could be the deadliest serial killer in American history will likely be spared the death penalty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


Today Gary Ridgway, the man accused of being the "Green River Killer" is expected to plead guilty to more than 40 counts of murder in the Seattle area.
He's reportedly already confessed to killing 48 women, and there could be even more.
Ridgway's plea bargain will allow him to serve life in prison, instead of being put to death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Plea bargain for what?]

((JOSE MALVAR/VICTIM'S BROTHER: PLEA BARGAIN FOR WHAT? THESE VICTIMS DIDN'T HAVE NO PLEA BARGAIN, THEY DIDN'T HAVE NO SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE. NOW, YOU WANT A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE? NO. ))
[SUPER=01-Jose Malvar/Victim's Brother;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=chance at life? No.]
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[VO-NAT]


Malvar's sister, Marie, was killed in 19-83.
Following's today's hearing, there will be a private gathering for the famlies of victims to meet one another and share their grief.
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[Bush-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


It is a landmark day in the battle over abortion rights.
For the first time since the Roe-versus-Wade decision, a federal ban on some late- term abortions will go into effect.
The measure's just waiting for the President's signature.
Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R) Utah;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((
PRESIDENT BUSH WILL OFFICIALLY OUTLAW LATE TERM ABORTIONS TODAY...BUT THE DEBATE OVER THIS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED ISSUE WILL CONTINUE.

(NATZ FROM COMMERCIAL)


ONE PRO-CHOICE GROUP IS ALREADY FIRING BACK. NEW T-V COMMERCIALS CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNING A BILL THAT IMPOSES THE FIRST FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ON A WOMAN'S LEGAL RIGHT TO ABORTION.
And OPPONENTS of the bill SAY DOCTORS COULD BE FORCE INTO A CRIMINAL ACT TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A MOTHER.

SOT: FROM NARAL NEWSER OR NATZ FROM AD


SUPPORTERS OF THE BILL USE TERMS LIKE BARBARIC TO DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURE USUALLY PERFORMED IN THE SECOND OR THIRD TRIMESTER, IN WHICH A FETUS IS PARTIALLY DELIVERED BEFORE IT'S KILLED.

SOT: ORRIN HATCH/R-UTAH (FROM CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE 10/21)

"IT IS NEVER MEDICALLY NECESSARY. IT IS NEVER THE SAFEST PROCEDURE AVAILABLE AND IT IS MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE AND UNCONSCIOUSABLE."
DOCTORS WHO PERFORM THE PROCEDURE COUNTER THAT IT'S RARELY USED AND CAN BE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH FOR THE MOTHER.
AND WHILE MISTER BUSH HAS PROMISED TO SIGN THE BILL...HE ALSO RECENTLY INDICATED HE HAS NO PLANS TO SEEK A TOTAL BAN ON ABORTIONS."

SOT: BUSH

"NO I DON'T THINK THE CULTURE HAS CHANGED TO THE EXTENT THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OR THE CONGRESS WOULD TOTALLY BAN ABORTIONS."

(STANDUP CLOSE)


THE BATTLE OVER THIS ISSUE NOW SHIFTS FROM THE CONGRESS TO THE COURTS AND WILL LIKELY STAY THERE UNTIL THE NATION'S HIGHEST COURT HAS ITS SAY.
ALLEN SIRGANY CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, we'll have more Election 2003 coverage, including some races in Henry and Montgomery counties,
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[VO-NAT ]

And in other news, the controversy continues over a movie CBS says it will not air.
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[music up full] [comm1]

[Board-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Three new people are coming to the Henry County School Board, at a time when many county residents are still unhappy over school consolidation plans.
(+++++++)

[Take 102 FS]
Milton Kendall upset the incumbent and three other challengers for the At-Large seat. [Take 103 FS]
Terri Flanagan will join Kendall on the board representing the Horsepasture district. She got nearly two-third of the vote. [Take 104FS]
Jim Franklin Junior held on to the Reed Creek district with 56 percent of the vote. [Take 105 FS]
And Mary Martin beat out two others to gain a seat from the Ridgeway district.
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[Henry-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A majority of voters in Henry County want Sherrif Frank Cassell to remain on the job.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE ESS 106]
Retired state trooper Michael McPeek gave him a strong run, but Cassell got 56 per cent of the vote.
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[AM-Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC 1:19:00]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Justin McLeod was in Henry County and has reaction to last night's votes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=201-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :16]
[SUPER=201-Tom Martin/Defeated School Board Member; :38]
[SUPER=201-Milton Kendall/School Board Member-Elect; :57]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF FRANK CASSELL'S CELEBRATION ))
Surrounded by supporters, Frank Cassell celebrated another victory.
He beat opponent Mike McPeek by just over two thousand votes.
Cassell says this was his toughest race yet and he knows why.
[SOT 16:18:15]
[IN Q=Obviously, some people]

((FRANK CASELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: OBVIOUSLY, SOME PEOPLE.....HAVEN'T SOLVED THAT YET.))
[Runs=08]
[OUT Q=HAVEN'T SOLVED THAT YET]


Voters obviously are also upset with the school board.
Members recently voted to close five schools and consolidate several others.
That decision will cost Tom Martin his job.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=If he had to go with]

((TOM MARTIN/DEFEATED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IF I HAD TO GO WITH....THAT'S THE ONLY WAY.))
[Runs=07]
[OUT Q=THAT'S THE ONLY WAY]


Many of the candidates who ran for the school board disagree including Milton Kendall.
He will be the new at large school board member in Henry County.
He wants to change the current consolidation plan.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=They've already voted]

((MILTON KENDALL/AT-LARGE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ELECT: THEY'VE ALREADY VOTED, BUT WE HOPE NOT.))
[Runs=05]
[OUT Q=BUT WE HOPE NOT]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Many concede]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MANY CONCEDE IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO STOP CONSOLIDATION SINCE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS ALREADY SPENT TWO MILLION DOLLARS GETTING READY FOR IT NEXT YEAR. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))))

[8th-House]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


The eighth district will return one of the state's most powerful lawmakers to office.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 220] House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith easily won re-election in the 8th District, Griffith beat out challenger Mark Emick by about 34-hundred votes.
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[Close-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election]


In another close vote yesterday, Montgomery County residents were almost evenly split of a treasurer.
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[ESS FULL]
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, W. Richard Shelton holds a 44 vote lead over incumbent candidate Freda Conner.
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[ESS FULL]
In the Rockbridge County Supervisors race in the Walker Creek District, Monty Fix unseated incumbent Nancy Stagner with 53 percent of the vote.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Election]


If you are looking for the returns on any of yesterday's races, you can go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.

[Reagan-Movie]


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


C-B-S has pulled the plug on a mini-series about Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
The move came after weeks of public pressure from Reagan supporters, who claim the film unfairly depicted the popular President.
Jerry Bowen reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"The Reagans"; HOT CHANGE :00]
[SUPER=04-Craig Zadan-Neil Meron Productions; ]
[SUPER=01-Brent Bozell/Conservative Media Watchdog; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jim Dyke/Republican National Committee; :48]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Wald/James Brolin's Manager; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Bowen/CBS News; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=Bowen, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((
SCRIPT

(SUPER: "The Reagans"


Producers Circle/Craig Zadan-Neil Meron Productions)
(NOTE: Super MUST appear this way!!)


THE FOUR HOUR MINI SERIES, SCHEDULED TO AIR ON CBS DURING THIS MONTH'S BIG RATINGS PERIOD,DEPICTED NANCY REAGAN AS CONTROLLING:

(NAT SOT:) "YOU TELL ME BEFORE YOU TELL THE PRESIDENT!"


AND PRESIDENT REAGAN AT TIMES CONFUSED:

(NAT SOT:) "WHAT'S YOUR NAME?"


AND WAS KNOCKED OFF THE NETWORK BY A LEAKED SCRIPT AND 8 MINUTE VIDEO CLIP THAT FUELED CONSERVATIVE OUTRAGE:

(SUPER:BRENT BOZELL/CONSERVATIVE MEDIA WATCHDOG)



(SOT:BOZELL) "CBS INVENTED THINGS OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH, AND DEFAMED THE

MAN."
AMONG OTHER THINGS CONSERVATIVES COMPLAINED ABOUT SCENES SHOWING REAGAN SWEARING AND INDIFFERENT TO AIDS PATIENTS.

(GRAPHIC CBS STATEMENT)

CBS NETWORK DECLINED INTERVIEW REQUESTS...BUT IN A STATEMENT SAID THE SHOW, "DOES NOT PRESENT A BALANCED PORTRAYAL OF THE REAGANS FOR CBS AND ITS AUDIENCE."
(END GRAPHIC)

IT WILL NOW AIR ON THE CABLE CHANNEL SHOWTIME, WHICH LIKE CBS, IS OWNED BY VIACOM.
STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH SAID CONSERVATIVE CRITICS:

(SOT:/JIM DYKE/REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE/5548)

"I DON'T KNOW THAT MISINFORMING FEWER VIEWERS ON SHOWTIME SOLVES THE PROBLEM."
JAMES BROLIN, WHO PLAYS REAGAN, WASN'T TALKING. BUT HIS MANAGER WAS:

(SUPER: Jeff Wald/Brolin's Manager)
(SOT:/JEFF WALD/HOLLYWOOD MANAGER) "WE LIVE IN A VERY REPRESSIVE ERA

WHERE THEY CAN CENSOR SOMETHING BEFORE WE EVEN SEE IT."

(SUPER: Jerry Bowen/CBS News)
(ON CAMERA CLOSE)

ITS NO SMALL IRONY THAT THE GROUPS COMPLAINING NOW HAD NO PROBLEM WITH ANOTHER SHOWTIME DOCU-DRAMA THAT USED FICTIONALIZED DIALOGUE.
(SUPER: From Showtime Networks)


BUT IT WAS ABOUT A DIFFERENT PRESIDENT AND DIFFERENT TIME. PRESIDENT BUSH IN THE DAYS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO-NAT ]

talk show host David Letterman shares the joys of fatherhood with his T-V audience.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]



[Letterman-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Late night host David Letterman was the topic of his own opening monologue last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=How do you do...]
[SUPER=07-David Letterman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=thank you very much.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;]


The proud new dad displayed a photo of his new son, whom he named after his late father, Harry Joseph Letterman.
Harry weighed in at nine pounds, 11- ounces and is the 56- year- old comedian's first child.
The baby's mother is Letterman's girlfriend, Regina Lasko.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [11/5/2003] [TWO SHOT]

[WXPRO/FULL]

[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]

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

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 37 points. The NASDAQ has lost 10.

[super=460-y/37/y/10;]


[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up next in sports, the Big East fills the void left by Tech, Miami, and Boston College.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

And the Express played a little ice with some special kids last night.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-1163 13:50]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


The Big East has responded to the losses of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College to the ACC by inviting five Conference USA teams in Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, Depaul and Marquette.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA;]

Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida will compete in ALL sports, but Marquette and Depaul do not have football.
Mike Tranghese couldn't help taking one last stab at those departing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Tranghese/Big East Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....going to be exciting"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1:06:31]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express has won three in a row, but the team joined some special kids to put one of life's biggest victories in the Winning column last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Express suited up with kids challenged by Cerebral palsy.
The team taught hockey techniques, and then played a game at the Ice Station last night for an hour.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Dusbabek/Express Forward; :05]
[SUPER=01-Shawn Limpright/Express Leading Scorer; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dan Carlson/Express Forward; :20]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=....EVERYBODY FEELS GOOD"]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In other Express news, goalie David Belitiski is the E-C-H-L goalie of the week.
He spear- headed three straight wins for the Express.
And in games Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he maintained a 1.67 goals- against average and a .943 save percentage.
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[REPRS@CL] SUPER=X4031; Fax/Copyright Noon/Weekends [SUPER=X4030; e-Mail/Copyright Noon/Weekends]