[Roanoke-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC 13:33]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[ENG#=1]


Roanoke police have two suspects in custody for questioning, after an overnight shooting at Laurel Ridge Apartments.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

Police and rescue crews got the call shortly before 3:00 a.m., when the victim was found collapsed on a stairway near his apartment, shot in the neck. Police say he had been shot inside his apartment and jumped from his window to escape. A short time later, officers stopped a white S-U-V about a half mile away and brought in both suspects for questioning. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. No word yet on his identity or condition.
(------------)


[11Trench-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC-10:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


An Appomattox County man is lucky to be alive after being trapped in a trench collapse.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Emergency crews were called to a home on Route 609 around six o-clock last night, where a newly-installed septic system had collapsed.
The victim had been standing on top of the system at the time, and was buried in more than three feet of dirt.
Rescuers were able to stabilize the situation and get him oxygen while trench rescue experts from Lynchburg were called to the scene.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:18:00]
[IN Q=Most of the]

((WALT BAILEY/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: MOST OF THE TIME A TRENCH RESCUE BECOMES A FATALITY, AND IT BECOMES A RECOVERY. WE'RE EXTREMELY LUCKY AND THIS GENTLEMAN IS EXTREMELY LUCKY THAT HE DID SURVIVE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Bailey/Lynchburg Fire Department]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=did survive this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It took about an hour to free the man, whose name has not been released.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
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[11Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC-31:40]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]
[ENG#=3]

If you missed one of the flu shot clinics in the New River Valley yesterday, there is still a chance you can get the shot today.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Hundreds tried to get in line at the Kroger stores in Radford and Christiansburg yesterday morning. Each store only had 120 shots to give out. Both stores were expecting a crowd and even had chairs for everyone. Those who got to the store early say they expected a long line, didn't really mind the wait and were thrilled to get the shot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 11:07:00 ; 2:46:00 ]
[IN Q= the doctor's]
[SUPER=01-Judy Alley/Fort Chiswell Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Morhead/Dublin Resident;]

((JUDY ALLEY:THE DOCTOR'S OFFICES AT FORT CHISWELL DOESN'T HAVE ANY FLU VACCINE AND I BROUGHT MY MOTHER AND FATHER... AND YOU CAME ALL THE WAY... ALL THE WAY.. BEEN DONE HERE SINCE 7:30. MARY MORHEAD: YES, IM VERY HAPPY. I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND CALL DOCTOR BARRETT AND TELL HIM I GOT IT. LAUGHS :50.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=got it... laughs.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

There will be two clinics in Blacksburg today. The first at the Kroger on University City Boulevard at 9 o-clock this morning. The second is at the Kroger on South Main Street at 3 o-clock.
(------------)


[Debate-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Debate #4374]

The ninth district congressional candidates will face off tonight right here on WDBJ-7.

(+++++++)

[TAKE DEBATE PROMO PAGE E638] The one-hour debate begins tonight at 7 o'clock.
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[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]


Health care and stem cell research topped the campaign agenda for both men vying for the White House.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hershey, PA;]


Yesterday, President Bush rallied supporters at Hershey stadium, focusing on the health care issue.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I laid out]

((I LAID OUT A HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT'S SENSIBLE AND REASONABLE. NOW, MY OPPONENT HAS GOT HIS HEALTH CARE PLAN OF HIS OWN. AND IT'S A PLAN FOR BIGGER GOVERNMENT.))
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=for bigger government]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;]


At a campaign stop in Ohio, Senator John Kerry joined the widow of actor Christopher Reeve to make a case for federal funding for an expansion of stem cell research.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We are going]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:WE ARE GOING TO LIFT PRESIDENT BUSHS BAN ON STEM CELL RESEARCH, WE ARE GOING TO GO FORWARD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=to go forward.]
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]


Today the campaign trail will lead Kerry to Wisconsin and Nevada, while the President will take his health message to Ohio.
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[11Absentee-Ballots]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC-1:08:26]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=1]


The NAACP thinks directions for sending absentee ballots are confusing voters.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The group says some voters believe they have to send their ballot in through a commercial mail carrier as opposed to the U-S Postal Service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:45:18]
[IN Q=We don't want anyone]

((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: WE DON'T WANT ANYONE AFRAID THAT THEY HAVE TO SPEND ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO SEND IN THEIR ABSENTEE BALLOT BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE TO GO UPS, FED EX OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, PARTICULARLY FOR STUDENTS, THAT CAN CREATE A HARDSHIP AND THEY MAY DECIDE NOT TO SEND IN THEIR BALLOT.))
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP Executive Director;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=send in their ballot]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Absentee ballots CAN be mailed through the U-S Postal Service. Officials with the State Board of Elections say they'll consider rewording the directions when they're reprinted in 2005.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

So far more than 150- thousand Virginians have applied to cast absentee ballots.

[11Ornstein]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC-1:09:26]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=2]


Expect a nail biter for weeks after this year's election- IF the race is close.
(------------)

[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Roanoke;]


Political Analyst Norman Ornstein predicts lawsuits in several states.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:05:24]
[IN Q=The disputes]

((NORMAN ORNSTEIN/AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: THE DISPUTES WILL NOT BE BEGIN UNTIL WEEKS AFTER THE ELECTION. IT'LL TAKE MUCH LONGER TO COUNT ALL VOTES AND WITH THE HELP AMERICAN ACT, PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE REGISTERED VOTERS AND WE ADJUDICATE AFTERWARDS.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Ornstein/American Enterprise Institute;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=we adjudicate afterwards.]
(------------)
[Talent=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Ornstein says the fact that there are so many different types of voting machines and no paper trail to record votes- can also cause disputes.
Ornstein was in Roanoke last night speaking at Hollins University.

[Fan-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Boston officials have pledged to fully investigate the death of a Red Sox fan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


21- year- old college student, Victoria Snelgrove was fatally injured by police officers after the team's historic win Wednesday night.
More than a dozen others were injured.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It appears from evidence]

((KATHLEEN O'TOOLE/BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:IT APPEARS FROM EVIDENCE WE HAVE REVIEWED THUS FAR, THAT TORI WAS KILLED WHEN SHE WAS HIT IN THE EYE BY A PROJECTILE FIRED AS OFFICERS TRIED TO CONTROL THE MOBS OUTSIDE THE BALLPARK. ))
[SUPER=01-Kathleen O'Toole/Boston Police Department;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=outside the ballpark.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


O'Toole says the Boston police department accepts full responsibility for Snelgrove's death.
She says an investigation is already under way.
(------------)


[NLCS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=NLCS]
[ENG#=4]


In sports, the World Series is set...that after the Saint Louis Cardinals defeated the Houston Astros last night.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Fox]

St. Louis rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to win the National League pennant for the first time since 1987. The Cardinals now play Boston in the World Series that starts tomorrow night at Fenway Park. These teams also met in the 1946 and 1967 World Series -- with the Cardinals winning each in seven games.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, shares of Google soared after the company released its earnings report.
Marcella Palmer that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP]

(( INVESTORS WERE BLOWN AWAY BY GOOGLE. AFTER THE BELL THURSDAY... SHARES OF THE INTERNET SEARCH LEADER ROSE SHARPLY TO 155-DOLLARS... THE REASON, IN ITS FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT AS A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY GOOGLE ANNOUNCED THAT 3RD QUARTER EARNINGS AND REVENUE BOTH DOUBLED...
NUMBER ONE SOFTWARE MAKER MICROSOFT REACHES A FIRST QUARTER 2.9 BILLION DOLLAR PROFIT... UP 11-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO...
AND SMALLER SOFTWARE MAKER PEOPLESOFT SAYS IT DOESN'T PLAN TO GIVE UP THE FIGHT TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT... ORACLE HAS BEEN BATTLING A 7.7 BILLION DOLLAR HOSTILE TAKE OVER BID BY RIVAL ORACLE. BACKING UP IT'S PUSH TO STAY INDEPENDENT THE COMPANY TOPPED ITS OWN 3RD QUARTER OUTLOOK WITH SALES RISING ALMOST 12 PERCENT.
U-S STOCKS ENDED MIXED THURSDAY... THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 21. THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 20.
FIRST TIME CLAIMS FOR STATE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ARE DOWN BY 25-THOUSAND TO 329-THOUSAND... THIS MARKS THE LOWEST LEVEL FOR INITIAL CLAIMS IN 6-WEEKS.
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]


[Typhoon-Japan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The death toll from Japan's deadliest typhoon in over a decade rose to 69 today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hyogo Prefecture, Japan;]


Rescue workers are wading through sludge to search for more victims-- as clean-up efforts begin.
Typhoon Tokage (toh-kah-gay) was the record 10th to hit Japan this year.
Many victims died in landslides set off by heavy, while others were caught in flooding or swept away by massive waves.
More than 23- thousand homes were flooded, leaving nearly 13-thousand people staying in shelters.

(--------------)[11221-Ax]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC-28:07]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=2]


An accident slowed traffic on Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The wreck happened shortly after 8 o'clock last night. Police say the driver of a pickup truck lost control and flipped over in a sharp curve. The driver was treated at the scene. The wreck has since been cleaned up, and the road has reopened.
(------------)


[VOBCivic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC 6:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Some big changes are about to come to the Roanoke Civic Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Phase two of the civic center's expansion plans are now underway.
This week, workers began construction on a new cooling tower.
Next month, they'll start on a new 75-thousand square foot facility which will house a new exhibit hall.
It will be located behind the Civic Center facing 581.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:24]
[IN Q=By expanding]

((ROBYN SCHON/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER SPOKESPERSON: BY EXPANDING THE EXHIBIT HALL WE WILL FREE UP THE COLISEUM FLOOR WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO DO MORE SPORTS, MORE FAMILY SHOWS, BASKETBALL AND THE BIG MONEY MAKER THE CONCERTS.))
[SUPER=01-Robyn Schon/Roanoke Civic Center Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=maker, the concerts]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The project will cost 14 million dollars and take two years to complete.
Next up for the Civic Center is to replace all the seats in the coliseum within the next two years.
That could cost up to one million dollars.
(------------)


(Kim tosses to bump) [BUMP]

[COMM] [6-Working-Poor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC-11:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

A local group is helping to make sure working families have food on the table and clothes on their back. The Carpenter's Foundation is hosting an auction this weekend to continue their aid to "the working poor." Susan Bahorich says the group continues to grow each year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Stone/Aid Recipient; :15]
[SUPER=01-Thelma Mae St. Clair/Aid Recipient; :35]
[SUPER=01-Patricia & Calvin Gray/Aid Recipient; :43QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@susan2; :50]
[SUPER=01-Boyd Headley/Carpenter's Foundation; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=SB, News7, Vinton.]

(( These are just some of the six-point-four million Americans who are classified as the "working poor" by the U.S. Department of Labor. They are people who work, but whose incomes fall below the poverty line.

[SOT@2:14:50.17]
[INQ=I bust my tail...]

((MELISSA STONE, WORKING MOM: I BUST MY TAIL AND WORK 8-HOURS A DAY, 5-DAYS A WEEK, MY KIDS GO TO DAYCARE AND I STILL NEVER HAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE ENDS MEET. I NEVER HAVE ENOUGH TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.))
[RUNS=: 09]
[OUTQ=... make ends meet.]


Every Wednesday night, The Carpenter Foundation's- Manna Ministry hosts a food bank in Vinton. Applicants fill out a little bit of paperwork, and get food and clothing.

[SOT@2:21:21.27]
[INQ=Does that help you?]

((REPORTER: DOES THAT HELP YOU? THELMA MAE ST. CLAIR, 93-YEARS-OLD: YES, MA'AM, A WHOLE LOT. 'CAUSE I'VE GOT TO PAY $118 A MONTH FOR TWO BOTTLES OF MEDICINE *THAT* BIG, TO PUT IN MY EYES.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUTQ=.. put in my eyes.]



[SOT@2:23:15.01]
[INQ=What would you do...]

((REPORTER: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE A PLACE LIKE THIS TO GO TO? PATRICIA AND CALVIN GRAY, WORKING FAMILY: THERE WOULDN'T BE NOWHERE'S TO GO...))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUTQ=... nowhere's to go.]


The group started this project in 1996 - at first they served about 20-families a week. Over the years the numbers have grown- this night is slow only about 90-families come for help.

[SOT@2:26:55.21]
[INQ=Every Wednesday we try...]

((BOYD HEADLY, CARPENTER'S FOUNDATION: EVERY WEDNESDAY WE TRY TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE HELPING THEMSELVES, PEOPLE WHO NORMALLY FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS OF SOCIETY. THEY'RE TRYING HARD, BUT SOMETIMES THEY HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION BETWEEN GROCERIES, OR MEDICINE OR RENT.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUTQ=.. medicine or rent.]

(take graphic board) The group-which does not receive any state or county aid- is hosting an auction to raise money for its continued work- Saturday morning in Troutville. Doors open at nine o'clock and the auction begins at ten. SB, News 7, Vinton. ))


[11Postal-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC-1:28:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Students at a Roanoke County elementary school are receiving an unusual geography lesson, as greetings pour in from around the country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Postcards cover the wall in Susan Bisset's (BIH-sits) classroom at Cave Spring Elementary.
In the last six weeks, students in her global studies class have received more than 650 from friends and family around the U.S.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was amazed because]

((EMILY MEYERS: I WAS AMAZED BECAUSE I KNEW THAT MY GRANDPARENTS WERE GOING ON A TRIP AND I SAID MOM CAN WE ASK GRANDMA AND GRANDDAD IF THEY CAN SEND US SOME POSTCARDS?)) ((ALEXANDER PETTYGROVE: IT'S JUST BEEN REALLY FUN TO GET MAIL FROM SO MANY PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Emily Meyers/Cave Spring Elementary Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alexander Pettygrove/Cave Spring Elementary Student; :13]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=from so many people.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The students aren't soliciting any more postcards, but more arrive in the mail every day.
Now they're writing letters to a class in Alaska that contributed to their colorful collection.
(------------)
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]

[6-Colonial-Downs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC-37 TC-42:44]
[GRAPHIC=Colonial Downs]
[ENG#=2]

Colonial Downs will have to wait until after the election to petition the Alcohol Beverage Control board for a license. A hearing will be held November 3rd at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal building in downtown Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Colonial Downs petitioned the board in August for a license to sell wine, beer and mixed beverages at its Vinton site. But, at the beginning of this month the Concerned Christians of the Valley objected to the license. A decision will *NOT* be made at the November 3rd hearing. Colonial Downs had hoped to have a license by the end of this month in time for horse racing's largest event, the Breeder's Cup.
(------------)


[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

Welcome back to news 7 Mornin'.
In business news,Google has posted its first earnings report since its initial public offering in August. The internet search engine company said its third-quarter net income and revenues more than doubled from the same levels a year ago. John Lisk has yesterday's closing numbers and more in the business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]

((A TECH RALLY PROPELLED THE NASDAQ THURSDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 21-POINTS.
BUT THE NASDAQ GAINED 20.


AIG SAID A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IS LOOKING INTO INSURANCE PRODUCTS IT SOLD THAT COMPANIES MAY HAVE USED TO MASSAGE EARNINGS.
THIS COMES A WEEK AFTER AIG WAS IMPLICATED BY NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL ELIOT SPITZER IN A LAWSUIT AGAINST MARSH AND MCLENNAN ALLEGING INSURANCE BID RIGGING.


AT&T REPORTED A QUARTERLY LOSS OF SEVEN-POINT-ONE BILLION DOLLARS, COMPARED TO A NET INCOME OF 418-MILLION A YEAR AGO.


THE LOSS IS DUE TO AN 11-POINT-FOUR BILLION DOLLAR WRITEDOWN OF ASSETS AFTER THE COMPANY'S RETREAT FROM CONSUMER SERVICES, AND OTHER RESTRUCTURING CHARGES.


FREDDIE MAC REPORTED LONG-TERM MORTGAGE RATES FELL AGAIN THIS WEEK, TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN SIX MONTHS.
THE AVERAGE 30-YEAR RATE WAS FIVE-POINT-69 PERCENT THIS WEEK.


MERCK REPORTED ITS QUARTERLY PROFIT FELL 28-PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO, TO ONE-POINT-33 BILLION DOLLARS.
THAT'S DUE TO LAST MONTH'S RECALL OF ITS ARTHRITIS DRUG, VIOXX. THE COMPANY ALSO FORECAST 2004 EARNINGS WILL FALL UP TO 11-PERCENT.


AND SEARS ROEBUCK, THE LARGEST U-S DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN, POSTED A LOSS OF 61-MILLION DOLLARS, AND SLASHED ITS FULL-YEAR FORECASTS.
SHARES FELL MORE THAN EIGHT-PERCENT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M JOHN LISK.))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [WINNER]


[2-Typhoon-Japan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Nearly 70 people have lost their lives in Japan's worst typhoon since 19-88.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hyogo Prefecture, Japan;]


Rescue workers are wading through sludge to search for more victims-- as clean-up efforts begin.
Typhoon Tokage (toh-kah-gay) was the record 10th to hit Japan this year.
Many victims died in landslides set off by heavy, while others were caught in flooding or swept away by massive waves. (--------------) More than 23- thousand homes were flooded, leaving nearly 13-thousand people staying in shelters.