[Debate-Preview]

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A new Associated Press poll gives Senator John Kerry a slight edge over President Bush heading into their second debate tonight in St. Louis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Englewood, CO;]


Armed with the C-I-A report saying Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction when the U-S launched the war, Kerry assailed Bush.
He says the President was not being straight with the American people.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My fellow Americans]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: MY FELLOW AMERICANS YOU DONT MAKE UP REASON TO GO TO WAR AFTER THE FACT. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:06] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=after the fact.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wassau, WI;]


In response, Bush says he was right to take action, because Saddam Hussein was a threat.
At a Wisconsin rally, he again tore into Kerry's record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My opponent]

((MY OPPONENT TRIES TO SAY I MADE UP REASONS TO GO TO WAR- JUST WHO'S THE ONE TRYING TO MISLEAD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?))


[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=American people.]
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[VO-NAT]


During tonight's debate, it's the undecided voters who will get to ask the questions.
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[Stewart]


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Freedom ends today for Martha Stewart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alderson, WV;]


She's heading to prison in West Virginia to begin serving time after her conviction for lying to investigators in an insider trading case.
While she's serving her five month sentence at a prison known as "Camp Cupcake," the federal prison camp is no picnic.
Former inmate Judity Kelly served three months there last year for protesting at a military base.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very hard.]

((JUDITH KELLY/FORMER INMATE: IT'S VERY HARD. EVERYTHING IS TAKEN AWAY. RIGHT FROM DAY ONE ALL YOUR CLOTHES ARE TAKEN. THE STRIP SEARCHES. THE PAT SEARCHES.))
[SUPER=01-Judith Kelly/Former Inmate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=pat searches.]
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[VO-NAT]


The domestic diva has an appeal pending, but asked the judge to begin serving her time.
Stewart has to surrender to authorities by this afternoon.
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[PKGReact-Burrow]


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Federal prosecutors have dropped all fraud and perjury charges against former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow... saying it's clear opinions as to his guilt are divided.
Their decision comes a day after a judge declared a mistrial for the second time in the case.
Susan Bahorich has reaction from Burrow and his family.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Burrow's Lawyer; :07]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/Former D-Day Memorial Director;:25]
[SUPER=01-Janet Burrow/Burrow's Wife; :44]
[SUPER=@susan2; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=SB, News7, Roanoke.]

((Richard Burrow and his wife, Janet have gotten use to being escorted by lawyers- but Thursday was different.

[SOT@9:20:41.18]
[INQ=we are obviously...]

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN, BURROW'S LAWYER: WE ARE OBVIOUSLY PLEASED THE GOVERNMENT HAS ASKED THE COURT TO DISMISS ALL CHARGES AGAINST RICHARD BURROW.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUTQ=.. AGAINST RICHARD BURROW.]


After three-years and two trials, the US Attorney's office decided not to try Burrow for a third time. News the couple learned from their neighbors as they came home from lunch.

[SOT@9:23:08.05]
[INQ=We've lived day to day...]

((RICHARD BURROW, FORMER D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: WE'VE LIVED DAY BY DAY, WE'VE NOT THOUGHT PAST THIS DAY. HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MAKE A PLAN. NOW THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUTQ=... able to do.]


Their plans are still up in the air, but Burrow says he passed his real estate exam last year, so that may be an option.
[SOT@9:26:06.12]
[INQ=He is a hero...]

((JANET BURROW, BURROW'S WIFE: HE IS A HERO TO ME. AND HE'S SUCH A LOVING MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY... I'M JUST SO PROUD TO KNOW HIM.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUTQ=... proud to know him.]

In the meantime, the family that's still digesting the news credits the community and lawyers with helping them get through it all.
SB, News 7, Roanoke.))


[11Memorial-Reaction]


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The current director of the National D-Day Foundation says he's ready to put the Burrow saga behind him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bill McIntosh succeeded Burrow as head of the Foundation three years ago.
He says while Burrow's ongoing legal problems have hampered the organization's fundraising, it remains committed to the mission.
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[SOT 2:01:06]
[IN Q=We have proceeded]

((BILL MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE PROCEEDED IN OUR MEMORIAL MISSION AND OUR EFFORTS TO RETIRE OUR DEBT. AND THEN OUR EFFORTS TO RUN AND MANAGE A GOOD OPERATION THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/D-Day Foundation President]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=continue to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Memorial is still paying off about 2-point-1 million dollars of debt.
Last night, members celebrated the opening of the Foundation's new research center.
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[VOBVictory-Stadium]


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The fact that Victory Stadium is still in disrepair, nearly two weeks after major flooding, caused criticism and angry exchanges between Roanoke City council members yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Parents of Patrick Henry students showed up at city hall to demand some answers.
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[SOT 2:44:48]
[IN Q=We need to be there]

((CAROL BRASH/PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT: WE NEED TO BE THERE. WE NEED TO FORGET ABOUT POLITICS ABOUT WHETHER THIS STADIUM IS GOING TO STAY OR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A NEW ONE AND FIX IT SO IT CAN BE USED NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Brash/Patrick Henry High School Parent;]
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[OUT Q=BE USED NOW]
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[VO-NAT]


But city leaders strongly deny they're playing politics.
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[SOT 3:30:22]
[IN Q=The city manager]

((CHIP SNEAD/ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER: THE CITY MANAGER WOULD NOT TOLERATE COMPOUNDING AN ISSUE LIKE THIS BY DOING SOMETHING THAT WOULD PLAY TO A POLITICAL ISSUE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Assistant City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=EITHER SIDE OF THE ISSUE]
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[VO-NAT]


At least one council member isn't buying it.
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[SOT 2:17:44]
[IN Q=Instead of making]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: INSTEAD OF MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO CLEAN THE FIELD WE REALLY DID ALMOST NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Roanoke City Council;]
[Runs=08]
[OUT Q=almost nothing]
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[VO-NAT]


City leaders did say the field at Victory Stadium should be ready by this weekend, so Patrick Henry can play next Friday's game at home.

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A historic bridge in Danville is closer to being demolished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August]


During a work session Wednesday night, city council decided to vote in two weeks on a measure to demolish the Worsham Street bridge.
The bridge which crosses Highway 58 was closed back in July for safety reasons.
Last night, A historic group indicated it may be able to obtain funds to renovate the bridge.
Danville's mayor told the group it needs to give details before the scheduled vote October 23rd.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, The September employment numbers are due out today. And A T an T says it will cut thousands of jobs. Marcella Palmer has those stories and and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]


((SEPTEMBER'S EMPLOYMENT REPORT IS DUE OUT TODAY... NERVOUS TRADERS ANTICIPATING THE RESULTS SPARKED A LATE DAY SELL OFF YESTERDAY SENDING THE MARKET INTONEGATIVE TERRITORY...
THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY WITH TRIPLE-DIGIT LOSSES, DOWN 114. THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY DOWN AS WELL THURSDAY, 22.
CRUDE OIL ALSO APPLIED SOME PRESSURE ON THE MARKET THURSDAY CLOSING AT ANOTHER RECORD HIGH... $52.67 A BARREL.
ALSO EFFECTING TRADING... SLUGGISH RETAIL SALES AND SOME STRUGGLING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR.
IN A MOVE TO BOOST FUTURE PROFITS, AT & T CONFIRMS PLANS TO CUT MORE JOBS... THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL CUT ABOUT 12-THOUSAND JOBS THIS YEAR... THAT 20-PERCENT STAFF REDUCTION IS WELL ABOVE ITS PRIOR TARGET OF 8-PERCENT.
MARTHA STEWART IS SCHEDULED TO HEAD TO PRISON TODAY TO BEGIN HER 5-MONTH SENTENCE... HER ATTORNEYS ARE CONTINUEING TO APPEAL HER CASE. THEY'VE REQUESTED THE GOVERNMENT HAND OVER PRE-TRIAL DOCUMENTS THEY BELIEVE COULD HAVE EFFECTED THE JURY IN HER TRIAL.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT, CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Egypt-Blast]


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Two bombs went off at a resort hotel in Egypt, where many Israelis were vacationing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taba, Egypt;]


Israeli officials say a car bomb and a suicide bomber set off the explosions that collapsed a 10- story wing of a luxury hotel in the Sinai Peninsula.
Ray rescuers have found 19 bodies in the rubble.
As many as 120 are believed to be injured.
Smaller explosions at nearby tourist sites killed at least two Israelis.
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[IN Q=Suddenly felt this ]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Hurd/British Consulate Employee;]
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[OUT Q=was screaming.]
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[VO-NAT]


Israel had warned its citizens not to visit Egypt, saying there was a real terror threat to tourists.
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[Paris-Blast]


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A small bomb exploded outside the Indonesian Embassy in Paris today.
French authorities say they don't know why anyone would target the building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]


Nine people were slightly injured, including four embassy workers.
The French Interior Minister says a rigged packaged exploded beneath the flag that hangs from the balcony at the embassy.
The blast damaged cars and shattered windows.
Most of the injured were hurt by flying glass.
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[6-Vandalism]


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Blacksburg Police arrested a man early yesterday morning for politically-motivated vandalism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Wednesday night, officers found "Dump Bush" and "No War Anytime" stenciled in red paint on several traffic control boxes, signs and dumpsters. The graffiti was spread along South Main Street and Country Club Drive. 48 year old Joseph Patrick McTaggart from Garner, North Carolina was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of destruction of property. Police say McTaggart was recently employed in the area.
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[SOT: 17:40:43:0 ]
[IN Q=It's not legal]

((DON GOODMAN:IT'S NOT LEGAL TO MARK PRIVATE PROPERTY UNLESS IT'S THEIR OWN PROPERTY. WE WOULD CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS IN A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE FASHION.))
[SUPER=01-Don Goodman/Blacksburg Police Department;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q= MORE CONSTRUCTIVE FASHION.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say McTaggart vandalized at least eleven locations, possibly more. He was jailed under 25-hundred dollars bond.
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[RE-OPEN Next]




[11Drug-Monitoring]


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Prescriptions for drugs like oxycontin and ritalin have been monitored in central and southwest Virginia for one year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Now some health professionals want to see the entire state monitored. The program expires next year, but a task force is expected to suggest the General Assembly make it permanent and extend it across the Commonwealth. Prescription monitoring went into effect last year in response to an increase in drug abuse in far southwest Virginia.
Lee County is still prosecuting cases from four years ago.
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[SOT 14:41:42]
[IN Q=A lot of the kids would actually]

((TAMMY McELYEA/LEE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A LOT OF THE KIDS WOULD ACTUALLY STEAL FROM THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEY WOULD WRITE BAD CHECKS ON THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND USE THAT MONEY TO BUY THE DRUG. THEY WOULD ALSO STEAL, PAWN THINGS. WE HAD A LOT OF FOUR- WHEELERS THAT WENT ACROSS STATE LINES - THEY WOULD TRADE THOSE FOR DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy McElyea/Lee Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=trade those for drugs]
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[VO-NAT]

McElyea (Mack-e-Lay) says she'd like to see a national prescription monitoring program to keep users from "doctor shopping" across state lines.
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[Biz-Brief]


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In business news, stocks closed lower yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS SLUMPED THURSDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 114-POINTS.
WHILE THE NASDAQ DROPPED 22... SNAPPING A SEVEN-SESSION WIN STREAK.


U-S LIGHT CRUDE HIT YET ANOTHER ALL-TIME HIGH, TOUCHING 53-DOLLARS A BARREL.
THE RISE CAME ON NEWS OF A STRIKE BY OIL WORKERS IN NIGERIA AND CONCERNS OVER LOW WINTER HEATING FUEL SUPPLIES.
LIGHT CRUDE SETTLED UP 65-CENTS AT 52-DOLLARS, 67-CENTS A BARREL.


BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCED IT'S CUTTING ANOTHER 45-HUNDRED JOBS, OR ABOUT TWO-POINT-FIVE PERCENT OF ITS STAFF.
THE CUTS COME ON TOP OF 12-THOUSAND JOBS THE COMPANY SAID IT WOULD ELIMINATE FOLLOWING ITS ACQUISITION OF FLEETBOSTON FINANCIAL EARLIER THIS YEAR.
THE BANK SAID THE NEW ROUND OF CUTS WILL COST THE COMPANY ABOUT 150-MILLION DOLLARS IN SEVERANCE COSTS, SPREAD OVER THREE QUARTERS.


THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FELL LAST WEEK BY 37-THOUSAND, TO 335-THOUSAND.
THAT'S WELL BELOW ECONOMISTS' FORECASTS.
THE DROP CAME DESPITE HIGHER LEVELS OF CLAIMS IN THE SOUTHEAST STATES, WHICH WERE RECENTLY STRUCK BY A RASH OF HURRICANES.


THE HURRICANES ALSO HURT RETAILS SALES LAST MONTH.
TOP RETAILERS REPORTED GENERALLY LACKLUSTER RESULTS.
WAL-MART SAID SALES AT STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR ROSE TWO-POINT-FOUR PERCENT.
TARGET FARED BETTER, WITH SAME-STORE SALES UP FIVE-POINT-SIX PERCENT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[2-Paris-Blast]


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French authorities say they're at a loss to explain why the Indonesian embassy in Paris was the target for a bombing today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]


Nine people were slightly injured, including four embassy workers.
The French Interior Minister says a rigged packaged exploded beneath the flag that hangs from the balcony at the embassy.
The blast damaged cars and shattered windows.
Most of the injured were hurt by flying glass.
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[11Roanoke-Teacher]


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A Roanoke teacher known for his love of science is getting some love from the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Joseph Salmon (SAL-muhn) is a third grade teacher at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science. At a surprise ceremony yesterday, state representatives presented him with Region 6 Teacher of the Year award.
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[SOT - 2:43:13]
[IN Q=The students that I teach...]

((JOSEPH SALMON; THE STUDENTS THAT I TEACH REALLY EARNED THIS FOR ME. THEY HAVE BEEN THE GUIDING FACTOR IN MY CAREER AS A TEACHER. I WANT TO REALLY WORK WITH THE STUDENTS, I'VE WANTED TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS, JUST LIKE MY PARENTS HELPED ME ACHIEVE MY GOALS AND DREAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Salmon/Region 6 Teacher of the Year;]
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[OUT Q=my goals and dreams.]
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[VO-NAT]

Salmon is now eligible for a competition to be state teacher of the year. That award will be announced later this month in Richmond.
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(Kim toss to Steve for weekend Preview)[11Vandalism]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A man was arrested yesterday morning in Blacksburg for some politically-oriented vandalism.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Wednesday night, officers found "Dump Bush" and "No War Anytime" stenciled in red paint on several traffic control boxes, signs and dumpsters. The graffiti was spread along South Main Street and Country Club Drive. 48 year old Joseph Patrick McTaggart from Garner, North Carolina was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of destruction of property. Police say McTaggart was recently employed in the area and vandalized at least eleven locations. (------------)