[PKG-Campaign-2004]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


With Election Day a little more than two weeks away, the latest polls continue showing a tight race.
President Bush is gaining a slight edge over John Kerry among likely voters.
Meanwhile, both candidates are taking the campaign battle to Florida, which begins early voting today.
Susan Roberts reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Nominee; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]

(( PRESIDENT BUSH CAMPAIGNS TODAY WHERE HE HASNT CAMPAIGNED BEFORE. HES HEADED TO NEW JERSEY TO MAKE THE CASE HES THE BEST CANDIDATE TO LEAD THE WAR ON TERROR.

BUSH SOT: 16:40:26 At a time of great threat for our country, at a time

of great challenge in the world, the Commander-in-Chief must stand on principle, not on the shifting sands of political convenience.
NEW JERSEY HASNT BACKED A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SINCE 1988 BUT THE STATE LOST NEARLY 700 RESIDENTS IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS AND POLLS SHOW THIS CORNERSTONE OF THE PRESIDENTS REELECTION CAMPAIGN IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR VOTERS THERE.

BUSH SOT: 16:44:46 Ever since that day, I wake up every morning thinking

about how to better protect our country. I will never relent in defending our security, whatever it takes.
PRESIDENT BUSH AND DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER JOHN KERRY SPENT A GOOD DEAL OF THE WEEKEND IN THE CRITICAL BATTLEGROUND STATE OF FLORIDA.
ON THE STUMP.. KERRY SIEZED ON A NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE REPORT.. AND ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF PLANNING A SURPRISE SECOND TERM ATTEMPT TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY.

KERRY SOT 16:57:49 I make this pledge to you.. we fixed it in the 1990s

and I tell you what I will never privatize social security, cut benefits or raise the retirement age.
KERRY ALSO URGED FLORIDIANS TO START CASTING THEIR BALLOTS TODAY.. THE FIRST DAY THEY CAN DO SO UNDER THE STATES NEW EARLY VOTING PROGRAM.

KERRY SOT: 17:09:06 you go vote were going to make sure your vote is

counted
DEMOCRATS SAY THEY HAVE MOBILIZED 46-THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS TO GET OUT THE VOTE EARLY- IN THE STATE WHERE A DISPUTED RECOUNT SENT CANDIDATE BUSH TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOUR YEARS AGO.
STAND-UP CLOSE: PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS A 33 BILLION DOLLAR HOMELAND SECURITY MEASURE BEFORE HEADING TO NEW JERSEY THIS AFTERNOON.. JOHN KERRY SPENDS ANOTHER DAY ASKING FLORIDIANS FOR THEIR VOTES.. WHILE PRESIDENT BUSH PLANS TO RETURN TO THE SUNSHINE STATE TONIGHT. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
))

[11Young-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC-1:19:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]


A group at Virginia Tech is trying to encourage young people to get out and vote on November second.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Students say the idea that the younger voter could now be a deciding factor has infiltrated both the Republican and Democratic mindset.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we are seeing new]

((LESLIE BRYNE:I THINK THAT WE ARE SEEING NEW ENERGY FROM YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE BOARD, REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS, AND THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS BECAUSE TRADITIONALLY THEY HAVEN'T BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THEIR NUMBERS, I THINK MOST OF THEM KNOW NOW THAT SO MUCH IS AT STAKE.))
[SUPER=07-Leslie Bryne]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=so much is at stake.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Young Democrats at Virginia Tech hosted a support rally yesterday to show the power of a college age voter.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's our opurtunity]

((AASHISH KARKHANIS:I THINK IT'S OUR OPPORTUNITY TO KINDA PROVE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE-- YOU KNOW WE HAVE BEEN CALLED VERY OUT OF TOUCH WITH POLITICS BUT WE ARE A SWING VOTE AND WE CAN MOVE THIS ELECTION IN ANY WAY THAT WE WANT.))
[SUPER=01-Aashish Karkhanis/Va. Tech Young Democrats President]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=an way that we want.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The students say this year's presidential race is also motivating traditionally non-voting groups to come out November second.
(------------)



[11Debate-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

WDBJ will host the only televised debate for the 9th congressional district on Friday at 7 p.m.
(+++++++)
[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.
(------------)



[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


The militant group believed to be plotting attacks in Iraq is declaring its allegiance to Osama bin Laden.
The statement from the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi appears on a Web site that calls for unity against ``the enemies of Islam.''
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Last night, a car bomb exploded outside a Baghdad cafe used by Iraqi police.
U-S military officials say seven people were killed and 20 were injured.
The blast occurred in the fashionable Jadiriyah (jahd-REE'-yah) district, home to the Australian and other embassies.
(------------)


[11Roanoke-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC-21:41]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]
[ENG=4]

A 19 year old woman was killed after she fell from a moving vehicle.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police say Brooke Perkins of Bonsack was sitting on the passenger's side door of a Ford Explorer while the SUV was traveling down Summerfield Drive in Roanoke County yesterday morning. Perkins fell from the moving vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, 21 year old Christopher Chovanec was charged with driving under the influence. Roanoke County police say speed was not a factor in the accident.
(-------------)


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, several insurance companies are under investigation.
Marcella Palmer has that story and and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]


((THE WIDENING INVESTIGATION IN TO INSURANCE INDUSTRY CONTINUES. FRIDAY A THIRD PERSON PLEADED GUILTY TO BID RIGGING CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST MAJOR INSURERS LIKE AIG, BROKERIDGE FIRM MARSH & McLENNAN... AND ACE... IT WAS AN ACE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT WHO PLEADED GUILTY FRIDAY TO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES RELATED TO NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLIOT SPITZER'S INDUSTRY PROBE.
THE DOLLAR HAS DROPPED TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL AGAINST THE EURO IN MORE THAN 7 MONTHS, ON NEWS OF A DROP IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, AND RECORD OIL PRICES CHIPPING AWAY AT U-S ECONOMIC GROWTH. CRUDE-OIL CLOSED FRIDAY JUST UNDER 55 DOLLARS A BARREL.
THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 38. THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 8.
YOU'LL SEE A NEW BLACK BOX ALERT ON DRUGS LIKE PAXIL, PROZAC AND ZOLOFT. THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL REQUIRE ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUGS TO CARRY A STRONGLY WORDED WARNING ADVISING OF A HIGHER POTENTIAL SUICIDAL RISK IN CHILDREN.
AND SOME ANALYSTS PREDICT THE FINISH LINE IS FAST APPROACHING FOR DELTA... SAYING THE CARRIER IS EDGING CLOSER TO BANKRUPTCY... THIS AFTER DELTA SHOT UP ANOTHER DISTRESS SIGNAL FRIDAY WARNING OF A WIDER 3RD QUARTER LOSS AND THE COMPANY SAYS IT'S BURNING THROUGH CASH FASTER THAN EXPECTED AND URGENTLY NEEDS TO RAISE MORE MONEY.
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]


[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Peterson]
[ENG#=1]


The defense is expected to get its turn this week in Scott Peterson's double- murder trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Last week, the judge ordered a delay after defense lawyers presented new photographs with their witness list.
Court observers say Peterson is unlikely to take the stand in his own defense.
He's charged with the murder of his wife, Laci and their unborn son. The defense might also call experts to say the fetus was born full term.
They say that could prove Peterson's innocence.
(------------)


[11Demary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC-22:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

Governor Mark Warner today will announce the final graduation rate in Virginia for the 2003-2004 school year. It was the first school year that the Standards of Learning test requirements affected whether seniors could graduate.
Meanwhile, state leaders say education will remain a top priority in Virginia, no matter who is voted president.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Tuesday;]

State superintendent Jo Ann Demary says the No Child Left Behind legislation appears to be an important issue for both sides -- even though they differ on how to implement it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4915]
[IN Q=both candidates]

((JO ANN DEMARY/VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: BOTH CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT IT AS IF IT'S HERE TO STAY. SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT IT IN A MEANINGFUL COMMONSENSE WAY WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HERE REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Jo Ann Demary/State Superintendent of Schools;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=of the elections]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

President Bush says he plans to expand the law by requiring two more years of state math and reading tests in the high school grades. Senator John Kerry says schools need more money, and promises an extra 10-billion dollars toward education programs.

(------------)


[2-11Transportation-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC-36:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

It's woven into Roanoke's history and now a local museum is celebrating the ties...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is taking a look at how quilts are tied to the history of railways in a new exhibit called, "A Stitch in Time." While, the blankets weren't initially meant to be viewed as "works of art" - patterns were passed down from generation to generation and chronicled special events within the family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@7:51.14]
[IN Q=It represents what I...]

((BOB DILLS/VA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: IT REPRESENTS WHAT I WANT TO DO HERE WHICH IS SHOWCASE AN ART FORM INDIGENOUS TO AREA, WHICH IN SOMEWAY RELATE TO THE RAILWAY. AND IN THIS CASE ALL QUILTS IN EXHIBITS ARE BY RAILWAY WORKERS. IT'S SORT OF A HISTORY OF WHAT EVERYONE DID WHILE OTHERS WERE OUT WORKING ON THE RAILWAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dills/Va. Museum of Transportation]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...on the railways.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Governor Mark Warner announced an iniative earlier this week which would develop the *artisan and crafts* community in Southwest Virginia. The governor says it would help the Commonwealth's tourism industry by developing resources "uniquely Appalachian" -- ensuring jobs and income are NOT outsourced overseas.
(------------)


(Kim tosses to bump) [BUMP] [COMM]

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, stocks closed slightly higher on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((STOCKS POSTED SMALL GAINS.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED 38-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ ADDED EIGHT.


FED CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN SAID HE THINKS THE WORLD CAN ADJUST TO HIGHER-PRICED OIL.
AT A LUNCHEON, HE SAID THAT RECORD HIGH OIL PRICES ARE NOT LIKELY TO CAUSE THE SAME LEVEL OF ECONOMIC PAIN AS THEY DID BACK IN THE 1970s.
BUT HE ACKNOWLEDGED THE RISE IN PRICES HAS CUT INTO THIS YEAR'S ECONOMIC GROWTH.


THE GOVERNMENT REPORTED RETAIL SALES ROSE ONE-POINT-FIVE PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER -- THE LARGEST GAIN IN SIX MONTHS.
THEY WERE HELPED BY STRONG AUTOMOBILE SALES, AS MANUFACTURERS ENTICED CUSTOMERS WITH SWEETER INCENTIVES.


A BANKRUPTCY JUDGE IS ALLOWING U-S AIRWAYS TO IMMEDIATELY CUT THE PAY OF ITS UNION WORKERS BY 21-PERCENT.
THE AIRLINE, WHICH FILED FOR ITS SECOND BANKRUPTCY IN SEPTEMBER, HAD ASKED FOR A 23-PERCENT REDUCTION IN A BID TO SAVE MONEY AND SURVIVE.
THE TEMPORARY CUTS -- IN PLACE UNTIL MID-FEBRUARY -- WILL AFFECT ALL THE AIRLINE'S UNION WORKERS, UNLESS THEY REACH NEGOTIATED CONTRACT CONCESSIONS.


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


[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#= on kim O's desk 11:14:16]
[GRAPHIC=Healthy Living]
[ENG#=3]


With high gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save, even Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Healthy Living]
In this week's Healthy Living, Joy Sutton tell us why the hospital has added a car that runs soley on electicity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With construction soon to begin]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :00]
[SUPER=01-N. L. Bishop/Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital; :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=2:55]
[OUT Q=with this week's healthy living]


[Tape tosses to break] [COMM]


[11Cradle-to-Cradle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC=1:57:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Roanokers may not know it-- but their city is the talk of the architectural crowd-- that's because Roanoke is the host city of the Cradle to Cradle Housing Design competition.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The international competition will have hundreds competing for the chance to build an environmentally friendly house in Roanoke. Yesterday, four graduate students from the University of Washington visited the downtown housing sites and residents were pleased to see the students.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They just want to talk]

((AARON HODGIN:THEY JUST WANT TO TALK TO US AND SEE WHAT WERE DOING AND WHAT WE HAVE PLANS FOR. IT'S REALLY NEAT TO SEE THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER AND WELCOME THIS SORT OF THING.))
[SUPER=01-Aaron Hodgin/Univ. of Washington Student; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=welcome this sort of thing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

To win, competitors have to submit a house design with modern features that also incorporates environmentally friendly items such as solar panels and recycled building materials.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]