As we mentioned earlier, the U-S military says six soldiers have
been killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in north- central Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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[SUPER=01-David Teeples/U. S. Army;]
[SUPER=01-Johnna Loia/Fiancee of Slain Soldier;]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
THE BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER, LIKE THIS ONE, CRASHED NEAR TIKRIT.... THE
HOMETOWN OF SADDAM HUSSEIN.
AT LEAST FOUR SOLDIERS ON BOARD WERE KILLED.... HOWEVER, U-S OFFICIALS
DON'T YET KNOW IF THE AIRCRAFT WAS BROUGHT DOWN BY HOSTILE FIRE OR
TODAY'S EVENTS BRING BACK MEMORIES OF SUNDAY'S ATTACK ON A HELICOPTER
THAT KILLED 16 SOLDIERS.
HUNDREDS OF FELLOW TROOPS GATHERED OUTSIDE OF BAGHDAD ON THURSDAY TO
REMEMBER THE DEAD.
(SOT- Col. David Teeples/US Army)
"They chose the sacriofice of a soldier. The sacrifice they made for
their country, for their loved ones for their future." :10
MANY OF THE TROOPS HAD BEEN HEADED OUT OF IRAQ.. INCLUDING SPECIALIST
BRIAN PENNISTON WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO GET MARRIED TODAY.
HIS FIANCE SPOKE TO HIM JUST HOURS BEFORE HE BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT.
(SOT-Johnna Loia/Fiance of slain soldier)
"The last things he said to me were, 'I love you Mrs. Penniston." :06
AND THERE WERE MORE DEATHS.
IN THE CITY OF MOSUL GUERILLAS AMBUSHED A U-S CONVOY WITH ROCKET
PROPELLED GRENADES KILLING ONE SOLDIER.
AND ONE SOLDIER WAS KILLED WHEN HIS VEHICLE HIT A ROADSIDE BOMB NEAR THE
THE WAR IN IRAQ IS NOT ONLY COSTING MORE LIVES BUT ALSO MORE MONEY.
ON THURSDAY PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED AN 87 BILLION DOLLAR SPENDING
PACKAGE.... WITH 65 BILLION GOING TO MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ... AND
ALMOST 19 BILLION FOR RECONSTRUCTION.
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Soldier Killed]
A soldier from Clifton Forge who was killed in Iraq will be laid to rest tomorrow.
First Lieutenant Joshua Hurley died last weekend when his vehicle was hit by an explosive device.
The 24 year old graduated from Alleghany High School and Virginia Military Institute.
His funeral will be held tomorrow at the Central United Methodist Church on Main Street in Clifton Forge.
The service begins at eleven A-M..
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Fatal Accident]
A car and a tractor trailer collided on Interstate 81, leaving one person dead.
The accident happened near Arcadia in Botetourt County.
Police say 57 year old Ann Dexter Howard of Maryland was talking on her cell phone last night when she swerved to avoid another car. Howard lost control and hit the guard rail.
Her Mercury sedan then spun back onto the road, and was hit in the passenger side door by a tractor trailer from Georgia.
Police say Howard died at the scene.
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Some say it is right on target.
Beginning next week, the city of Roanoke will take drastic measures to deal with its deer problem.
Justin McLeod tells us how it plans to do it.
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[SUPER=01-Jack Rapoport/Roanoke Resident; :24 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-M. W. Quensenberry/Animal Control Supervisor; :45]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF JACK RAPOPORT SAYING "THERE IS A LOT OF SADNESS WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE TIME WE PUT INTO IT" AT 18:48))
When Jack Rapoport looks out into his backyard these days he remembers a much different landscape.
[IN Q=It was a labor]
((JACK RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT WAS A LABOR OF LOVE FOR US AND IT WAS MAGNIFICENT.))
[OUT Q=it was magnificent]
And he has the pictures to prove it.
That's the only thing he has since the garden no longer exists.
[IN Q=The deer completely]
((JACK RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE DEER COMPLETELY DEVOURED EVERY BLOOM IN THAT GARDEN.))
[OUT Q=in that garden]
Relief however may soon be on its way.
Beginning Monday, sharpshooters will kill deer within city limits, similar to a program in Lynchburg.
In Roanoke, it will be done during late night or early morning hours.
The city has hired three retired police officers to do the job.
[IN Q=Safety is our first]
((M.W. QUESENBERRY/ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR: SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY ON THIS. OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL NOT BE SHOOTING ANYWHERE THAT WE DON'T HAVE A SAFE ZONE TO DO SO IN.))
[OUT Q=to do so in]
Initially, sharp shooters will only kill deer on public property.
They will eventually target residential properties but only after individuals fill out an application and get approval from nearby neighbors.
The city hopes to kill 75 to 200 deer by March first.
[IN Q=They are all over]
((JACK RAPOPORT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THEY ARE ALL OVER THE STREETS IN PART OF THE CITY. I'VE SEEN FIVE OR SIX OF THEM RUNNING AROUND RIGHT HERE ON THE STREET.))
[OUT Q=HERE ON THE STREET]
[IN Q=The city realizes]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY REALIZES USING SHARPSHOOTERS COULD BE CONTROVERSIAL, THAT IS WHY IT PLANS TO REVIEW THE POLICY EACH SPRING. WE SHOULD MENTION ROANOKE POLICE WILL USE SUPPRESSED WEAPONS SO FOLKS WILL NOT BE HEARING LOUD BANGS AT NIGHT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
The deer will be donated to the Hunters for the Hungry program which will then give the meat to the local food bank.
An anthrax scare in the nation's capital--
The U-S Postal Service has shut down 11 facilities after what COULD have been anthrax was detected at a building that handles mail for federal agencies.
The mail from these buildings is shipped to a navy site that specifically screens for biological agents.
Yesterday, something was detected.
Meanwhile, for postal employees who worked at a nearby facility where two men were infected by anthrax and died two years ago, this incident brings back bad memories.
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[IN Q=Most of the people]
((INA MILBOURNE/POSTAL WORKER: MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO
RETURN AND NOW WE HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS COMING BACK... IT'S NOT A GOOD THING. ))
[SUPER=01-Ina Milbourne/Postal Worker;]
[OUT Q=not a good thing.]
Meanwhile, there are reports in Washington that five workers at the Navy mail sorting office will be given antibiotics.
In sports, Charles Howell the third and Kenny Perry share the first-round lead at the P-G-A Tour Championship.
They each fired 4-under-par 67's to move one shot ahead of Fred Funk, Jerry Kelly and Chris DiMarco.
Tiger Woods is three shots ahead of Vijay Singh (VEE'-jay sing).
Now let's check the scoreboards.
[go to scores]
[go to boards]
[SUPER=0096-j/Indiana/87//New Jersey/81////San Antonio/117/j/L. A. Lakers/120//Final in 2 Overtimes/;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Philadelphia/4//Washington/2///j/Carolina/6//N. Y. Rangers/3///;]
Tonight marks the end of the regular season for high school football.
Here's the Friday Football Extra schedule for week 11.
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[IN Q=LOGO & AUDIO FULL]
[OUT Q=...logo comes full."]
In business news, The October Unemployment Report will be released later today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'M AC.]
HAS THE ANEMIC JOB MARKET FINALLY TURNED THE CORNER... WE'LL GET SOME CLUES LATER TODAY WHEN THE LABOR DEPT RELEASES THE OCTOBER UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT. Economists forecast that about 56,000 jobs were added in October, with the jobless rate expected to remain at 6.1 percent.
IN ONE PIECE OF ENCOURAGING NEWS.. YESTERDAY WE LEARNED THAT AMERICANS APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST WEEK FELL TO A 2 1/2 YEAR LOW.
ON WALL STREET.. A STELLAR PROFIT REPORT FROM CISCO SYSTEMS BOOSTED STOCKS..
THE DOW ROSE 36
THE NASDAQ ADDED 17 POINTS
Lawyers for former Enron Chairman CEO Ken Lay and the Securities and Exchange Commission will take their subpoena tussle before a federal judge today.
The judge will hear arguments about whether Lay should produce over 800 corporate documents the SEC requested nearly two years ago.
The SEC is investigating what Lay knew of the Enron's fraudulent activities that bankrupt the enery trader. Attorney's for Lay argue releasing the papers violates Lay's fifth amendment rights.
MORTGAGE RATES INCHED UP THIS WEEK BUT ARE STILL BELOW THE KEY 6 PERCENT LEVEL. THE AVERATE RATE ON A 30 YEAR LOAN IS 5.98 PERCENT UP FROM 5.94 PERCENT LAST WEEK.
TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Investigators have yet to determine a motive in yesterday's shooting at a trucking company that left two people dead and three others injured.
The alleged gunman will appear in court later this morning.
[SUPER=03-West Chester, OH;]
Police say 50- yer- old Tom West used to work for the company, but at a DIFFERENT office in Atlanta.
Authorities say the suspect fired 12 shots before fleeing the scene outside of Cincinnati.
West was later arrested at a truck stop in Indiana.
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A clerical error may have cost two Bedford County candidates the election.
Registrar Marie Batten says a mistake she made could undo the results of two county races.
41 people on Clay's Crossing Drive were told to vote in the Big Island District when they SHOULD have voted in the Forest District.
Big Island's 24-year supervisor Tony Ware lost his seat to Steve Arrington by just 12 votes.
A Big Island school board race was ALSO decided by 12 votes.
Both losing candidates have 30 days to challenge the election results.
A special three-judge panel would then decide if the election is valid and whether to hold a special election.
It could be sometime before an official winner is declared in the 6-th district.
However, incumbent Benny Keister expects to return to Richmond.
The Democrat is leading Republican Morgan Morris by just 49 votes. Keister says he knew the 6th district race would be close, but he was surprised by the final vote totals. When all is said and done, Keister says he expects to win and continue business as usual.
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[IN Q=I won't change]
((DEL. BENNY KEISTER/(D) RADFORD: I WON'T CHANGE WHAT I DO JUST I'LL TRY TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE. I TRY TO REPRESENT ALL THE PEOPLE AND I'LL JUST KEEP ON DOING THAT THE BEST I CAN.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Benny Keister/(D) Radford]
[OUT Q=the best I can.]
A recount will be held after the state board of elections certifies the race on November 24th. An official winner won't be named until mid-December.
A team of drug-sniffing dogs swept through E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg yesterday, but did not find any illicit drugs.
School officials say the search was one of several random drug sweeps they conduct every year.
Students were under lockdown at the time, but no problems were reported.
The controversy surrounding school violence has spawned a new coalition in the Roanoke Valley.
Butch Lewis and Alice Hincker formed the Roanoke School Violence Protection Coalition, after they were excluded from membership in a city task force.
The co-founders say they hope to build a broad- based group that will foster a continuing dialogue on the subject.
[IN Q=Hopefully the support]
((ALICE HINCKER: HOPEFULLY THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE THERE AND WE'LL ALL BE WORKING TOGETHER.))
((BUTCH LEWIS: THIS IS A WAY THAT WE CAN DO MORE. I CAN'T SEE HOW HAVING A COALITION AND A TASK FORCE WORKING FOR THE SAME OBJECTIVE CAN HURT THE COMMUNITY. IT'S GOING TO BE A POSITIVE. IT'S GOING TO BE MORE PEOPLE PUTTING IDEAS INTO THE ARENA.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/RSVP Coalition Co-Founder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/RSVP Coalition Co-Founder; :08]
[OUT Q=putting ideas into the arena.]
The coalition has scheduled a public meeting November 18th at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.
Among the group's first objectives is to bring in two nationally- known experts on school safety.
Work on a controversial natural gas pipeline has been halted.
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Dominion Resources says it's stopping work on the Greenbrier Pipeline to consider shifting money budgeted for that project to an existing operation.
The 275 mile pipeline is supposed to run from West Virginia-- through southwest and southside Virginia-- to North Carolina.
The company says it will honor all agreements signed with landowners along the right-of-way, but it's withdrawn other offers that have not been accepted.
Dominion says it will resume field work on the project at a later date.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
In business news, Both the Dow and the Nasdaq posted gains yesterday.
Stan Case has a look at the rest of today's news in the business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
((STOCKS RALLIED TO A HIGHER CLOSE ON THURSDAY.
THE DOW GAINED 36 POINTS...
...AND THE NASDAQ WAS UP 17.
U-S BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY INCREASED EIGHT-POINT-ONE PERCENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER...THAT'S THE BIGGEST JUMP IN A DECADE.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS DESPITE THE PRODUCTIVITY JUMP, U-S BUSINESS LOGGED ONLY A SMALL INCREASE IN HOURS WORKED BY EMPLOYEES.
THE PRODUCTIVITY GAIN WAS NO SURPRISE TO ECONOMISTS AFTER LAST WEEK'S SPIKE IN THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.
CISCO SYSTEMS STOCK GAINED MORE THAN FIVE-PERCENT A DAY AFTER EARNINGS TOPPED ANALYSTS' EXPECTATIONS BY TWO-CENTS.
CISCO POSTED NET INCOME OF 15-CENTS A SHARE FOR ITS FISCAL FIRST QUARTER.
THAT'S UP FROM EIGHT-CENTS A SHARE ONE YEAR AGO.
THE COMPANY ALSO POSTED A FIVE-POINT-THREE PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES.
IT'S THE FIRST QUARTER SINCE FISCAL 2001 THAT CISCO HAS REPORTED SALES OF MORE THAN FIVE-BILLION DOLLARS.
QUALCOMM POSTED FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS OF 35-CENTS A SHARE ON WEDNESDAY.
THAT'S UP FROM 23-CENTS PER SHARE A YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMPANY SAYS INCREASED DEMAND FOR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY CONTRIBUTED TO THE 50-PERCENT LEAP IN QUARTERLY PROFITS.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
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