[11Cabin-Lake]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC 2:32]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire at a Danville apartment complex.
The blaze destroyed six units, and heavily damaged several others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The fire broke out just before 4 o'clock in building 130 at the Cabin Lake Apartments.
The complex is located on Springfield Road in North Danville.
It would take more than two hours and thirty firefighters to get the blaze under control.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:59]
[IN Q=It's always hard]

((R.K. HARVEY/DANVILLE ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF: IT'S ALWAYS HARD HERE AT THE CONDOMINIUMS PLUS THE WIND REALLY HAMPERED US. WE HAD GUST OF WIND 40 MILES An HOUR. IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT, IT'S HARD ON THE PERSONNEL WITH COLD TEMPERATURES, WIND BLOWING, PLUS THE WIND WAS PUSHING THE FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-R. K. Harvey/Danville Assistant Fire Chief]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=pushing the fire]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Investigators believe the fire started on a bed in the middle apartment.
No one was injured, but several animals died as a result of the fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:58]
[IN Q=I have 20-thousand]

((TARA FITZGERALD/CABIN LAKE RESIDENT: I HAVE 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF BIRDS SO IT IS REALLY HARD. YOU'VE HAD THEM FOR TEN YEARS SO IT IS HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Tara Fitzgerald/Cabin Lake Resident;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=so it is hard]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The fire marshal is still trying to determine the cause, but says there is nothing suspicious. The fire was most likely accidental.
Damage estimates are still being calculated but will most likely be in the thousands of dollars.
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[1197-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC09:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[TAKE TAKE TAKE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/November 1997]


This wasn't the first fire at the Cabin Lake complex.
A devastating blaze destroyed three buildings on Thanksgiving Day, 1997.
Some 250 people were left without a place to live.
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[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC02:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities are still investigating a fire at a Roanoke apartment complex.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crews were called to Mountain Manor Homes on Elm Avenue about 9:15 last night.
One apartment was destroyed... some others suffered smoke and water damage.
Firefighters believe a resident may have fallen asleep with a cigarette or match.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


It's estimated that the blaze caused more than 20-thousand dollars in damage.[11Crime-Spree]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:36:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities have arrested the man suspected in a 24-hour crime spree in central Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police say the suspect robbed two convenience stores in Lynchburg by forcing his way in and taking money from the cash register.
After allegedly trying to take a car at gunpoint from another store owner in Nelson County, the suspect took off and ran up Route 29.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:17:04]
[IN Q=Then a deputy]

((GARY BRANTLEY/NELSON CO. SHERIFF: THEN A DEPUTY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND HE RAN FROM HIM. ANOTHER DEPUTY CAUGHT HIM ON 29 AND THEY HAD AN ALTERCATION THERE IN WHICH THEY WERE FIGHTING OVER THE DEPUTY'S GUN. HE AGAIN GOT AWAY AND RAN ACROSS 29.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Brantley/Nelson Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=and ran across 29.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


K-9 teams helped capture the suspect in Nelson County just after two o-clock yesterday afternoon.
He's been identified as 23-year-old Orlando Edward Garland from Washington D-C.
Garland is facing a multitude of charges in Lynchburg and Nelson County.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11McDaniel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC56:49]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, a man suspected of taking part in a drive-by shooting in Bedford County last week remains at large.
21-year-old Brandon McDaniel faces attempted murder charges.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Police and a SWAT team surrounded McDaniel's residence on Timberlake Road yesterday morning after an investigator spotted his car parked outside- but McDaniel was not there.
(------------)



[11Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC35:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County Supervisors have filled an empty seat on the board.
Last night, they chose Glenn Ayers of Moneta to serve a one-year term.
Supervisors say all 14 applicants for the position were well qualified, but they believed Ayers will be well-accepted in the community.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August]


Ayers fills the seat vacated by Kirby Richardson.
Richardson resigned last month after he was indicted for allegedly forging V-DOT public comment sheets.
(------------)



[Senate-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It turns out 30 hours of talking just isn't enough--
(+++++++++)

[Take Live Picture]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]


This morning the U-S Senate continues its marathon debate over judicial nominees.
It was SUPPOSED to have wrapped up last night.
Democrats have used filibusters to block votes on the judges, which led Republicans to begin the lengthy debate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((SENATOR JOHN SUNUNU/R- NEW HAMPSHIRE: THINK THESE NOMINEES DESERVE THE FAIRNESS OF AN UP OR DOWN VOTE. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Sununu/(R) New Hampshire;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=up or down vote.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


But Democrats say they've already approved 168 judicial nominees, rejecting only those whose views are what they consider far out of the mainstream.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I would imagine]

((SEN. JON CORZINE/D-- NEW JERSEY: I WOULD IMAGINE THAT THE PEOPLE OUT WATCHING THIS DEBATE ARE CHANGING THE CHANNEL. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Corzine/(D) New York;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=changing the channel.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


While the debate ITSELF will finally end at nine this morning, the battle over the judges is expected to continue.

(-----------)[11Pulaski-Jobs]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


In business news, days after Renfro announced it's cutting 315 jobs in Pulaski, the town may be close to landing 150 new jobs.
Pulaski officials have agreed to pay a telemarketing firm 312 dollars for every new job it creates.
Global Contract Services was in town yesterday.
No formal deal has been signed, but G-C-S is looking into putting a call center in the Advanced Health Care building.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, Federal regulators have reached a deal with Putnam Investments.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((> PUTNAM HAS AGREED TO PAY BACK VICTIMIZED INVESTORS. > Putnam Investment Management will pay back investors who lost money > because some of its employees engaged in market-timing. Putnam also agreed > to undertake sweeping reforms to settle SEC charges that it committed > securities fraud Putnam did not admit or deny any wrongdoing in the > settlement. > > The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged three former top > officials of Gateway with fraud for cooking the company's books in the > second and third quarters of 2000. > > > ON WALL STREET.. > A RARE EARNINGS MISS BY RETAIL GIANT WALMART, DERAILED THE STOCK MARKET. > > THE DOW SLIPPED NEARLY 11 POINTS > > THE NASDAQ FELL ABOUT 6. > > Dick Grasso quit one of Wall Street's most prestigious jobs under mounting > pressure, but the New York Stock Exchange's ex-chairman isn't going > quietly after all. > INTERIM BIG BOARD CHAIRMAN DICK GRASSO IS SEEKING 48 MILLION DOLLARS IN > PAY THAT HE FORFEITED IN A LAST DITCH ATTEMPT TO QUIET CRITICISM OVER HIS > PAY PACKAGE. THE NYSE HAS HIRED A FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE > HOW THE WHOLE GRASSO PAY AFFAIR WAS HANDLED. > MORTGAGE RATES ARE ON THE RISE. THE RATE ON A BENCHMARK 30 YEAR LOAN IS > BACK ABOVE 6 PERCENT THIS WEEK, AT 6.05 PERCENT.. THE 15 YEAR INCHED UP TO > 5.39 PERCENT. > > HOMEBUYERS RUSHED TO LOCK IN RATES LAST QUARTER.. HOME RESALES HIT A > RECORD HIGH FROM JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER. ALL 50 STATES REPORTED A RISE IN > HOME SALES OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. > > TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC16:47]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Firefighters have contained a brush fire in Giles County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


A 3-acre brush fire broke out early yesterday morning near the train tracks on Big Falls Road near the Montgomery county line.
The rough terrain and 30-mile an hour winds made it difficult to put out.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11Barn-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:12:37]
[GRAPHIC=Wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Four fire departments responded to a barn fire in Botetourt County yesterday afternoon. Minutes after igniting, witnesses say flames were shooting 50- feet into the air.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:31:34]
[IN Q=It took about 15 minutes]

((CHRIS MOORE: IT TOOK ABOUT 15 MINUTES FOR THE ROOF TO COLLAPSE WHEN I GOT HERE AND BY THE TIME WE GOT THE REST OF THE HORSES OUT IT WAS PRETTY MUCH GONE.))
[SUPER=07-Chris Moore;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=pretty much gone]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Four horses died in the fire. George Moore raised horses on the farm for about 50 years. All of his saddles, trophies and books were destroyed in the blaze. The family was in the middle of renovating the old barn. Firefighters have not released a cause.
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[Sniper-Trial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Muhammad]


The fate of Washington, D-C area sniper suspect John Muhammad is now in the hands of a jury in Virginia Beach.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

They'll begin deliberations this morning.
The prosecution says 42- year- old Muhammad and his alleged accomplice 18- year- old Lee Malvo formed a "killing team."
Malvo, meanwhile, is being tried in another courtoom in Chesapeake.
But his trial is in recess until Monday.
Both could face the death penalty.
(------------)


[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Scott Peterson]


The former mistress of accused killer Scott Peterson won't be appearing at his preliminary hearing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Amber Frey won't testify because prosecutors apparently believe they have enough evidence without her.
Authorities say Peterson killed his wife, Laci, and their unborn son around Christmastime last year.
The hearing will determine if there's enough evidence to go to trial.
(------------)


[11Segway]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC30:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Segway hit the market with high expectations, but few of the high-tech transporters have made an appearance in western Virginia.
As Joe Dashiell reports, one man is trying to change that.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When Michael Miller]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :07]
[SUPER=01-Michael Miller/Segway Entrepreneur; :34]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :48]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=This is an advertisement]

((THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR KHAKI PANTS AND BLUE BLAZERS. THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT!))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=that's exactly right.]


When Michael Miller rolls on to the Roanoke City Market, heads turn...
Describing himself as an independent entrepreneur, Miller is NOT employed by the Segway Company. But he has ridden the device into southside classrooms, used it for business promotions and hopes to interest others in a technology he says lives up to all the hype.
A consumer version of the Segway sells for about four thousand dollars, and a recent recall has produced some unflattering press, but Miller is a believer.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it might not catch on]

((I THINK IT MIGHT NOT CATCH ON AS QUICKLY, BUT I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO STOP THIS TECHNOLOGY. I THINK IT WILL BE TOO IMPORTANT TO TOO MANY PEOPLE IN TOO MANY FACETS OF THEIR LIFE, TO LET PEOPLE DESCRIBE IT AS A YUPPIE TOY.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=describe it as a yuppie tour.]


Miller enjoys the attention, and the opportunity to introduce people to his new ride.
And he'll have another opportunity in December when represents a furniture company in the Danville Christmas parade.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, Stocks fell yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]




((STOCKS CLOSED IN THE RED ON THURSDAY.


THE DOW WAS DOWN TEN...
...AND THE NASDAQ LOST FIVE.


FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS JUMPED TO 366-THOUSAND FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 8TH.
THAT'S UP FROM A REVISED 353-THOUSAND THE WEEK BEFORE.
IT'S THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK THAT NEW CLAIMS HAVE COME IN AT FEWER THAN 400-THOUSAND.
A READING BELOW THAT THRESHHOLD INDICATES GROWTH IN THE JOB MARKET.


WAL-MART MISSED EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS BY A PENNY IN ITS THIRD QUARTER.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER POSTED EARNINGS OF 46-CENTS A SHARE FOR THE PERIOD... UP FROM 40-CENTS A SHARE ONE YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMPANY SAYS WEAK CONSUMER SPENDING CONTRIBUTED TO THE NUMBERS.
WAL-MART EXPECTS TO REPORT EARNINGS AS HIGH AS 65-CENTS FOR ITS FOURTH QUARTER.
FELLOW RETAILER, TARGET POSTED EARNINGS OF 33-CENTS A SHARE FOR THE THIRD QUARTER...THAT'S UP FROM 30-CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.


IN A SURPRISING MOVE, DELL RELEASED ITS THIRD QUARTER NUMBERS EARLY ON THURSDAY.
THE COMPUTER COMPANY POSTED EARNINGS OF 26-CENTS PER SHARE...THAT'S UP FROM 21-CENTS PER SHARE A YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMPANY'S STOCK WAS NEARLY UNCHANGED ON THE DAY.
DELL IS THE NATIONS' LARGEST PERSONAL COMPUTER MAKER.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))


[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Dance-Group]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC 1:30:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hollins University hopes you'll "boogie down" to the Jefferson Center tonight to catch a renowned dancer and his troupe.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Nicholas Leichter (LIKE-ter) will show off his contemporary style in the school's annual Fall Dance Gathering. Yesterday, he taught dance students in the school's movement studio about the importance of expressing honesty through movement.
(///// SOT at :14 /////)
[SOT 14:46:40-14:46:54]
[IN Q=I don't know if my message...]

((NICHOLAS LEICHTER/DANCER: I DON'T KNOW IF MY MESSAGE IS ANY MORE THAN JUST TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT WHATEVER IS GOING ON THAT I FEEL COMPELLED TO.))
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Leichter/Dancer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=that I feel compelled to.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :10]

Leichter's (Like-terrs) been a guest artist at Hollins for 8-years. He and his five member dance troupe will take the stage at the Jefferson Center at 8:15.
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[DESK 3-SHOT] (Toss to steve)