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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Some patchy fog starting out, but it'll get sunny with highs around 70 Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the details later.





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Employees stood outside of Echostar for hours last night as police looked for a bomb inside.
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Police say a bomb threat was called in yesterday. Authorities evacuated the building while a bomb-sniffing dog searched the area. No bomb was found, and employees returned to work. Police say they are actively looking for whoever called in the threat.
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[7-11Radford-Fall]


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Police are still withholding the name of a Radford University student who fell from a balcony this weekend.
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Radford Police say a 20 year old Junior from *Midlothian* was at a party on the third floor of an apartment building in the 700 block of Downey Street. Police say just after the midnight Sunday, the student tried to pull himself onto a railing to sit when he fell over.

He was found unconscious on the ground with minor visible trauma and taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he remains. Investigators say the railing did not appear to be faulty. Police have NOT ruled out alcohol or drugs as a factor.
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[7-11Vinton-OTB]


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Bettors will be putting their money down at the area's new off track betting parlor by this afternoon.
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The facility run by Colonial Downs will hold its grand opening in Vinton today at noon. The center's owners say they have a strong record, and citizens have nothing to worry about.
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[IN Q=We have a track record.]

((IAN STEWART:WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD. WE'VE BEEN OPERATING OFF TRACK BETTING FACILITIES IN VIRGINIA SINCE FEBRUARY OF 1996 SO WE GOT NO WHERE TO HIDE. YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF CHESAPEAKE YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF HAMPTON YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF RICHMOND YOU CAN GO DOWN TO THE LITTLE TOWN OF ALBERTA. YOU CAN ASK ABOUT COLONIAL DOWNS AND WE RUN ON OUR RECORD.))
[SUPER=01-Ian Stewart/Colonial Downs President; ]
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[OUT Q=and we run on our record.]
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Some Vinton residents hope past differences can be forgotten, and that everyone will work together to make the facility successful.
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[IN Q=Hopefully all the past differences]

((MOE MATTOX:HOPEFULLY ALL THE PAST DIFFERENCES WILL BE FORGOTTEN AND THEY'LL GO ON THEIR WAY AND THEY'LL BE A SUCCESS HERE AND THEY'LL HELP THE TOWN AND THEY'LL BRING SOME BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Moe Mattox/Chamber of Commerce Member]
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[OUT Q=bring some business.]
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The parlor is still waiting on one more controversial issue-- its liquor license. The owners do plan to serve alcohol at the facility -- and say they are taking the proper steps through the ABC board to obtain their license.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich......
Chilly with some patchy fog out there-- otherwsie we'll see lots of sunshine today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up.

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Blues and food lovers made their way to Roanoke this weekend.
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The Big Lick Blues and Barbecue Blast was held on the Plaza at the Roanoke Civic Center. Organizers say the weather was right in tune for the outdoor music fest, which they hope will raise the awareness of Roanoke and the area's blues bands.
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((STU ISRAEL:THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT BLUES MUSICIANS IN THE AREA AND BLUES IS GREAT MUSIC. MOST PEOPLE CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE BLUES BECAUSE EVERYBODY FEELS DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Event Organizer]
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[OUT Q=because everybody feels down.]
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Dozens of people enjoyed beer and catfish sandwiches as they watched five live bands perform. Proceeds from the event will benefit similar events in Roanoke.
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It's Latino Awarenss month, and latin culture was celebrated yesterday at Elmwood park.
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This is the first year for the festival and organizers hope it will become an annual event for Roanokers. Foods, crafts, and music from a variety of Latin cultures were on display and organizers hope the event will educate Roanoke about the Latino people.
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[IN Q=We hope they will learn]

((AGGIE SIRRINE:WE HOPE THEY WILL LEARN ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT CULTURES. WE HAVE SALVADORIAN FOOD HERE WE HAVE HISPANIC FOOD HERE WE HAVE MEXICAN FOOD HERE. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING WE HAVE LOTS OF MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND WE JUST HOPE EVERYONE WILL LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ALL THOSE CULTURES.))
[SUPER=01-Aggie Romero-Sirrine/Latino Committee Member]
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[OUT Q=about all those cultures.]
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The Latino Committee decided that October would be the perfect time to kick off their festival. October is Latino awareness month and organizers say they plan on coming back next October to celebrate and educate once again.
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Roanokers wanting to help children in need took to the streets this weekend.
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The *CROP Walk for the Hungry* began outside the First Presbyterian Church on Jefferson Street and made a four-and-a half mile circle around Roanoke. The walk supports the work performed by the Church World Service for disaster relief, providing food for the hungry, and in educational efforts throughout the world. 75 percent of the proceeds from yesterday's walk will be distributed nationally. The rest will stay in Roanoke to help feed the hungry. The walk is over 50-years old, and last year alone the group raised 18-thousand dollars for the poor.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Chilly temperatures early on, but we'll see pleasant highs today around 70.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, in a few minutes.




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Some bikers proved -even though it's October, it's not too early to start thinking about Christmas.
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The Ride Round Valley event is held every year in October -- to get brand new toys under the trees for low-income children in Salem, Roanoke, and Vinton.
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((ANGIE APGAR:IT'S A BENEFIT RIDE TO RAISE TOYS AND MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE. WE HELP NEEDY FAMILIES EACH YEAR AND THIS WILL HELP STOCK THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Angie Apgar/Community Christmas Store;]
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It's a big job considering the number of children who benefit from the Community Christmas Store.
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((ANGIE APGAR:WELL WE SERVE OVER 700 FAMILIES WHICH CONSIST OF ABOUT 1200 CHILDREN SO IT TAKES A LOT TO STOCK THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT SO THIS DEFINITELY WILL HELP US.))
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[OUT Q=so this deffinetly will help us.]
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Bikers could either donate ten dollars or bring a new toy as an entry fee into the ride. The group of about 50-bikers took their 20-mile ride around the Roanoke Valley with some help from police. Organizers hope the event will grow each year to ensure a merry Christmas for ALL children in our area.
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By noon, the area's new off track betting parlor will be open for business.
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The facility run by Colonial Downs will hold its grand opening in Vinton today at noon. The center's owners say they have a strong record, and citizens have nothing to worry about.
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[IN Q=We have a track record.]

((IAN STEWART:WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD. WE'VE BEEN OPERATING OFF TRACK BETTING FACILITIES IN VIRGINIA SINCE FEBRUARY OF 1996 SO WE GOT NO WHERE TO HIDE. YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF CHESAPEAKE YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF HAMPTON YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF RICHMOND YOU CAN GO DOWN TO THE LITTLE TOWN OF ALBERTA. YOU CAN ASK ABOUT COLONIAL DOWNS AND WE RUN ON OUR RECORD.))
[SUPER=01-Ian Stewart/Colonial Downs President; ]
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[OUT Q=and we run on our record.]
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Some Vinton residents hope past differences can be forgotten, and that everyone will work together to make the facility successful.
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((MOE MATTOX:HOPEFULLY ALL THE PAST DIFFERENCES WILL BE FORGOTTEN AND THEY'LL GO ON THEIR WAY AND THEY'LL BE A SUCCESS HERE AND THEY'LL HELP THE TOWN AND THEY'LL BRING SOME BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Moe Mattox/Chamber of Commerce Member]
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[OUT Q=bring some business.]
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The parlor is still waiting on one more controversial issue-- its liquor license. The owners do plan to serve alcohol at the facility -- and say they are taking the proper steps through the ABC board (------------) to obtain their license.