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[ANCHOR=Kim]

Friday football returns to some FAMILIAR turf tonight--
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[VO-NAT]


And, neighbors help prevent a morning house fire in Radford from becoming a tragedy.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=LEO]
[SS=None]

The sunshine will increase as the winds begin to pick up. I'll have your chilly forecast.
[ANCHOR=KIM]


Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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[VO-NAT]

The decision comes down this morning. Two and a half weeks after the flood, football returns to Victory Stadium tonight.
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[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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[ENG#=3]


Barring major rainfall this afternoon, city and school officials say Victory Stadium is ready for tonight's matchup between Patrick Henry and Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This morning, they walked through the facility to examine conditions both on and off the field.
While conditions are not perfect, officials believe the playing surface is safe, and facilities are in shape for football fans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been a group decision]

((IT'S BEEN A GROUP DECISION THAT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PLAN TO PLAY TONIGHT AND CONTINUE WITH OUR HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES FOR PATRICK HENRY WITH THE NAMING OF OUR COURT. WE'LL ALSO HAVE OUR PARADE AND WE JUST APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF EVERYONE IN GETTING THIS FIELD READY, SO THAT OUR KIDS CAN COME OUT HERE NAD HAVE A GOOD TIME TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Leah/Patrick Henry High School Principal;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and havea good time tonight.]
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[VO-NAT]


City officials say the stands, the track, rest rooms, and team rooms have been pressure washed.
And two turf experts have assured them the field is safe and ready for play.
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[Fire-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-39 19:03]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=4]

Alert neighbors helped save the life of a couple in Radford this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]

Fire broke out in the computer room of their home in the 800 block of west Rock Road. Firefighters say neighbors actually saw the flames and started beating on the front door to wake the man and woman up.

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[SOT:7:33:50:00 ]
[IN Q=I feel definitely]
[SUPER=01-Lee Simpkins/Radford Fire Chief;]

((LEE SIMPKINS: I FEEL DEFINITELY IF IT HADN'T OF BEEN FOR A NEIGHBOR CARBON MONOXIDE COULD OF DEFINITELY BEEN A FACTOR FOR BOTH THEM BEING AS THAT THEY HADN'T ALREADY WOKE UP . ALSO THE DOOR TO THEIR BEDROOM ACTUALLY CAME OUT ONTO THE PORCH. SO THAT WAS A PLUS ALSO :07))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=plus also.]
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[VO-NAT]

Investigators say the fire appears to be accidental, but they are still looking into the cause. The computer room was a total loss and the rest of the home suffered extensive smoke damage.
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[Wythe-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rde]
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A Wythe County drug bust helped nab a man wanted for murder. Investigators say they raided an apartment on Third Street in Wytheville this week and arrested three men with an ounce of crack cocaine.
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[TAKE TURNER FS] Police say one of those men was 27 year old Thomas Edward Turner.
He's wanted in Detroit, Michigan for first degree murder.
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[TALENT=Kim]
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Deputies also took into custody Detroit natives... 24 year old Kevin Campbell and 30 year old Keith Montgomery. Police say evidence in the apartment also led them to a trailer on the Grayson Turnpike, where they found powdered cocaine. All three men are being held at the NRV jail without bond. [WX-Tease] ((KIM TOSS TO LEO)) [10/15/2004]
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LEO in WX Center [WXPRO/FULL] RADAR SATELLITE STORY
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(LEO TOSS TO KIM)



[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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[ENG#=1]


President Bush is wrapping up a week of heavy campaigning with stops today in the battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin-- where rival John Kerry is also making several stops.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Central Point, OR;]


The two are battling over the states most likely to swing in the weeks before Election Day.
Yesterday in Oregon, Bush told a crowd that Kerry sits too far to the left.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Senator's]

((THE SENATOR'S RECORD IS 20 YEARS OF OUT-OF-THE-MAINSTREAM VOTES, WITHOUT MANY SIGNIFICANT REFORMS OR RESULTS))
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[OUT Q=reforms or results.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Kerry's campaign strategy is to portray Bush as reckless on both foreign and fiscal policy-- and in the pockets of special interests.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=George Bush's]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: GEORGE BUSH'S MEDICARE BILL IS FULL OF EMPTY PROMISES AND SPECIAL INTERESTS GIVEAWAYS. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=giveaways.]
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[VO-NAT]


Only 18 days remain until the election.
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[Debate-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]

WDBJ has offered free air time to all Congressional candidates on the ballot this fall in the 5th, 6th, and 9th districts. We will present them in a special half-hour program tomorrow at 7-30 p.m. We will also host the only televised debate for the 9th congressional district one week from today at 7 p.m.
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[Take WDBJ Web FS #E522]

We will include viewer questions submitted online. To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Antidepressants]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=Medical News]
[ENG#=None]

The federal government is issuing a new order regarding children's and teens' use of antidepressants. The Food and Drug Administrations is ordering all drugmakers to carry strong warnings about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children and adolescents who take antidepressants. The FDA says all of the products will have to carry a ''black box'' warning.
It's the government's strongest safety alert.


[5Big-Tom]


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A former "Survivor" is now volunteering his time to help others stay live.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Survivor Castaway Big Tom Buchannan came to Roanoke yesterday, encouraging people to give blood.
He has also teamed up with the American Red Cross in a television advertising campaign.
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[IN Q=With everything happening around us]

((WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING AROUND US GIVING BLOOD IS ONE O THE FINEST THINGS YOU CAN DO. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE MONEY TO GIVE FOR A CAUSE BUT BLOOD IS SOMETHING EVERYBODY CAN GIVE AND IT DOESN'T COST YOU ANYTHING))
[SUPER=01-"Big Tom" Buchanan/Survivor Castaway]
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[OUT Q=it doesn't cost you anything]
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[VO-NAT]


The Red Cross say Big Tom has made an impact on the number of donors and is getting the word out about the constant need for blood.
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[SOT4:41:38]
[IN Q=In the Roanoke Valley we generally]

((IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY WE GENERALLY HAVE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 2 AND 4-HUNDRED UNITS OF BLOOD RELEASED TO THE HOSPITAL EACH DAY. SO THERE IS QUIT A NEED FOR BLOOD IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY))
[SUPER=01-Walker Nelms/American Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=need for blood in the Roanoke Valley]
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[VO-NAT]


Big Tom says he has contacted the other Survivors about doing a huge blood drive that might take place in Roanoke.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
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U-S forces go after Iraq's terrorist mastermind. That story is just ahead.
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And it's cleanup time after another earthquake strikes Taiwan. The shaky details after the break.
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[Iraq]


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[MINI-OPEN]
The muslim holy month of Ramadan begins today, but that's not stopping U-S forces from launching a major attack in Fallujah.
They're targeting insurgents-- especially terrorist mastermind, Abu Musab al- Zarqawi.
Allen Pizzey reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/CBS News; :00]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :13]
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(( . (PKG) o/c: The Marines will only say that the attacks are targeted on what they call "terrorist elements"meaning forces loyal to Abu Mousab al-Zarqawiand will give no indication as to how long the operation will go onor how large a force will be used. (Night shots) vo: Air strikes and artillery bombardments were stepped up overnightcoinciding with t
he start of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan.which is expected to herald a new offensive by insurgents. NAT SOT Call t

o prayer vo: The attacks followed close on the breakdown of talks between officials in Fallujah and Iraqi officials who were demanding that any foreign fighters be rounded up and handed over. (Rubble etc/U.S. troops patrolling) vo: Residents described the assault as much fiercer than the sporadic attacks that have been on going for months. So far U.S. ground troops have not made a full scale assaultbut they have been in action. The Iraqi president had warned that the city would be attacked if Zarqawi and his followers were not handed overand he got the blame for the damage this morning
. NAT SOT Arabic (Reuters W3) vo: "This is Mr Ayad Allawi's Ramadan gift to us".this man said."Zarqawi is not hiding

our son. He is not hiding here." (Green Zone blast) vo: But he is active. Zarqawi's group clamed responsibility for two suicide bombs attacks inside the Green Zonethe most protected area in Baghdadhome to the U.S. embassyforeign contract workersthe Iraqi interim governmentand as many as ten thousand Iraqis. The nearly simultaneous bombings were the first time the zone has been successfully penetrated. o/c: Security patrols have been stepped up inside the four square mile compoundand there are now combat air patrols over the city. How effective they will be against suicide bombers intent on going to paradise during Ramadan remains to be seen ))




[Taiwan-Quake]


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An earthquake shook the capital of Taiwan today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


The magnitude- seven earthquake rocked buildings in Taipei for about a minute.
It also shook sidewalks, and forced the subway system to shut down during the busy lunch hour rush.
A brief power failure shut down elevators in Taipei 101, the world's tallest skyscraper.
So far, no serious damage or injuries have been reported.
Weather officials say the tremor was the strongest to hit Taiwan in five years.
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[MO-Crash]


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It was a frightening wake-up call for some Missouri residents, when a small jet crashed in their neighborhood late last night.
Authorities say both pilots aboard the plane died in the crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jefferson City, MO;]


The Pinnacle Airlines jet reported having engine problems, and tried unsuccessfully to make an emergency landing.


Officials say a house was damaged, but there were no reports of any injuries on the ground.
Police evacuated a three- block area near the crash site.
The incident caused some scary moments for nearby residents.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BETTY RIDENHOUR/RESIDENT: I TELL YOU IT WAS SCARY IT WAS NOTHING BUT SMOKE AD FLAMES. I THOUGHT IT HAD HIT THE HOUSE. THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. ))
[SUPER=01-Betty Ridenhour/Resident;]
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[OUT Q=what it looked like.]
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[VO-NAT]


The National Transportation Safety Board is handling the investigation.
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[Kool-Gang]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[ENG#=4]


Reason to celebrate in Roanoke tonight.
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[IN Q=(NAT SOT)]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=put your hands in the air.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kool and the Gang known for hits like Celebration and Ladies Night.. is playing with the Roanoke Symphony tonight.


It's something new for them- The group played one other time with a symphony this summer in Washington, DCTERMS.
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[SOT 09:36:49]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT "KOOL" BELL/YOU'VE GOT VIOLINS A BIG ORCHESTRA AND THEY GROVE AND I'VE BEEN TOLD THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY REALLY GETS DOWN SO WE'RE GONNA FLOW TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert "Kool" Bell/"Kool and the Gang";]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=the flow tonight.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kool and the Gang just released an album "Hits reloaded" with guests playing many of their hits.
The group also has another album "Still Kool" due out next year.
They play tonight at the Roanoke Performing Arts Center at eight.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]

Still ahead, school officials say they're willing to talk to the family of a teacher who killed himself last year.
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[VO-NAT ]


Andthe fall foliage season begins up north -- with billions of dollars being made in the tourist industry.
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[PKGMayfield]


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The family of a Roanoke teacher who took his own life says one year later, it is still awaiting answers. Ron Mayfield had been falsely accused of hitting a student, and ever since his death, his family has demanded changes in policy and procedures. Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SOT 17:39:53]
[IN Q=This is an ongoing]
[SUPER=01-Anita Price/Roanoke Education Association; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last October; :06]
[SUPER=01-Lissy Merenda/Roanoke City Schools; :21]
[SUPER=01-David Trinkle/School Board Member; 1:16]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


((((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THIS IS AN ONGOING PROCESS. HAVE WE FINISHED THE WORK BY NO MEANS NO.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=BY NO MEANS NO]


That work began last October after Ron Mayfield jumped to his death from a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.
Mayfield was placed on administrative leave after he was falsely accused of hitting a student.
What he did not know is that an investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing.
[SOT 17:26:24]
[IN Q=I think what it did]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: I THINK WHAT IT DID POINT TO WAS TO LOOK AT PRESENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE AND THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE THAT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=communicate that]


As a result of Mayfield's death, the school system implemented several changes.
Students who now make false allegations can possibly face criminal charges.
There's also better communication between an accused teacher and administrators.
[SOT 17:27:06]
[IN Q=The human resources]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT OR THE SCHOOL IS STAYING IN CLOSE CONTACT AT MINIMUM ONCE A WEEK IF NOT MORE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=IF NOT MORE]


But does this satisfy Mayfield's family? [GRAPHIC]
It released a statement saying it encourages and expects the school system to continue working on improvements and changes, something his colleagues believe is a must.
[SOT 17:40:51]
[IN Q=This is not]

((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF THING THAT WE CAN JUST SAY IS AN ISOLATED EVENT AND IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=happen again]

[GRAPHIC]
The family also believes many questions remain unanswered.
Although sympathetic to the family, one school board member wonders what more can be done.
[SOT 17:48:44]
[IN Q=I don't think anybody]

((DAVID TRINKLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IS EVER GOING TO BE PLEASED NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO WITH AN OUTCOME LIKE THIS AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT ANSWERS CAN BE GIVEN TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE COMPLETELY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=resolved the issue completely]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHAT EXACTLY THE FAMILY STILL WANTS IS UNCLEAR. IT IS NOT ADDRESSED IN THE STATEMENT BUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SAYS IT IS WILLING TO SIT DOWN WITH THE FAMILY TO DISCUSS THEIR CONCERNS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))






[11Discipline-Report]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The numbers may look big, but school officials say most of the incidents are minor. Roanoke schools have released final discipline numbers from last school year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The school system submitted the report to the state last month and yesterday shared the results for the first time with the school safety advisory committee.
More than 12-thousand disciplinary incidents were reported last year, but administrators point out the majority were minor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:51:12]
[IN Q=One of the things]

((LOU TALBUTT/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO THIS YEAR IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INCIDENTS AND LOOK AT ALL THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS WE HAVE IN PLACE TO SEE IF INDEED OUR NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN FROM THIS YEAR FROM LAST YEAR))
[SUPER=01-Lou Talbutt/Roanoke City Schools]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=FROM THIS YEAR FROM LAST YEAR]
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[VO-NAT]


The school safety advisory committee is also working to make sure the recommendations from the city's safety task force are eventually implemented.
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[WI-Foliage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


If you can't wait for the fall foliage to peak here in our region-- you might try heading north-- WAY NORTH.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-La Crosse, WI;]


Brilliant colors are already covering the Wisconsin landscape.
Studies show the most vibrant colors are produced when sunny days are followed by cool, dry nights.
You can travel just about anywhere in the state, and the best of the fall season can be seen for miles around.
It's long been considered a major tourist draw--
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a big draw]
(( THIS IS A BIG DRAW FOR LA CROSSE PEOPLE DO COME UP AND PLAN THEIR VACATIONS TO SEE THE FALL COLORS.)) [RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=see the fall colors]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials estimated tourists spend more than a billion dollars taking in the fall beauty.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [10/15/04] [TWO SHOT]

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[Stocks]


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A mixed day so far on Wall Street. At Noon,
[super=460-x/14/y/3;]

the Dow was UP 14 points. Nasdaq was down 3 points.

[Tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Another NASCAR veteran says he's retiring. Coming up in Sports, we'll find out which one.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus a new line of baby products is about to hit store shelves -- and not everyone is happy about whose name is on the label.
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[S-NLCS]


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In sports, the Saint Louis Cardinals have a two games to none lead over the Houston Astros in the National League Championship Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX]


Albert Pujols (POO'-hohls) hit the go- ahead solo homer in the eighth.
Scott Rolen followed with his second homer of the game, as St. Louis rallied to beat Houston 6-to-4.
They were the first back-to-back home runs in Cardinals' post-season history.
The series now shifts to Houston for games three and four, and if necessary, game five.
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[S-ALCS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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The Red Sox and Yankees will play the third game of the American League series tonight at Fenway Park. New York leads the series right now 2 games to 1.

[S-Qualify]


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[TAPE#=SP-180 1:34:01]
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[ENG#=2]


NASCAR drivers are taking their battle for the Nextel Cup to Lowes Motor Speedway this weekend for the UAW GM 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/SPEED; :00]


That meant fans would witness Bud Pole Qualifying last night.
Ryan Newman breaks the track record by three tenths of a second with a speed of 188.877 miles an hour to take the top spot.
Its his 4th pole at Lowe's.
Here's all the guys he beat.
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[wipe to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman/188.877/2. Kasey Kahne//3. Casey Mears//4. Scott Riggs//5. Elliott Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Michael Waltrip//7. Kevin Harvick//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Carl Edwards//10. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Marl Martin//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Tony Stewart//15. Brendan Gaughan//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Brian Vickers//17. Greg Biffle//18. Jimmie Johnson//19. Robby Gordon//20. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Kurt Busch//22. Jimmy Spencer//23. Jeff Gordon//24. Jamie McMurray//25. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Fuller//27. Kevin LePage//28. Tony Raines//29. Johnny Sauter//30. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Sterling Marlin//32. Kyle Petty//33. Jeff Green//34. Bobby Labonte//35. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Matt Kenseth//37. Greg Sacks//38. Kyle Busch//39. Dale Jarrett/Prov/40. Terry Labonte/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ricky Rudd/Prov/42. Scott Wimmer/Prov/43. Ward Burton/Prov/;]
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[S-Martin]


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[ENG#=3]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


Add Mark Martin to the list of veteran drivers stepping away from NASCAR racing.
Martin says next season will be his final full year of competition.
He says he'll be back in 2006, but will be racing in various different series -- none of them fulltime.
The 45-year-old says he's too young to retire, but that he's had enough of the full schedule and the battle.
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[Diana-Baby]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[ENG#=4]


Finally, the late Princess Diana was a fashion icon--
Now her image is being used to design clothes for those too young to have ever seen her.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


Yesterday in Tokyo, a new range a luxury baby goods was unveiled.
Aprica Company, a leading Japanese producer of baby goods, will use the "by Diana" brand for pushchairs, shoes and dresses for babies.
The products will feature the Princess' signature and crest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think there]

(( I THINK THERE WILL BE A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR BUYING EXCELLENT PRODUCTS WHICH ALSO HELP THE PRINCESS'S WORK TO CONTINUE AROUND THE WORLD. ))
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A portion of the profits will go to the memorial fund, which was established after Diana's death in 19-97.
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