[Arafat]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is on his way to a Paris hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


Arafat was said to look pale and jaundiced when he left for the trip.
Until now, Arafat hadn't left his West Bank compound in more two and a half years.
Doctors say blood tests show the 75- year- old has a low platelet count, but they need more tests to determine exactly what's wrong.
One senior Palestinian official says Arafat is suspected to be suffering from leukemia.
(------------)


[11Flood-Reduction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC18:22]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=2]

Back in Virginia, it's been talked about for more than four decades.
In fact, it's been in discussion for so long many feel Roanoke's flood control project will never get off the ground.

But as Justin McLeod reports, the project is closer than ever to becoming a reality.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=(NAT SOT water)]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :12]
[SUPER=@goodlatte; :38]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


((((NAT SOUND OF WATER FALL ON ROANOKE RIVER))
The Roanoke River is much calmer these days but a month ago it came out of it's banks and flooded many homes and businesses.
[SOT 18:15:41]
[IN Q=It's the same houses]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: IT'S THE SAME HOUSES AND THAT ARE BEING FLOODED OVER AND OVER. IT'S THE SAME BUSINESSES AND THESE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THIS AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=to do something]


A flood control project could be the answer.
The city wants to widen the river's banks for ten miles within city limits and put up flood walls in certain places.


The project would cost more than 64 million dollars and the city has already earmarked 18 million dollars.
The rest would come from the federal government.
[SOT 14:45:35]
[IN Q=This is a matter]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: THIS IS A MATTER OF EACH YEAR THE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATED FUNDS AND BECAUSE OF THE TIGHT BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FUNDS OUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S REQUEST.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=president's request]


Goodlatte is working to have those funds restored but says it could be several months before it happens.
[SOT 14:47:38]
[IN Q=We have taken]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE PICTURES OF VICTORY STADIUM AND OTHER AREAS ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER THAT WE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY THIS FLOODING IN FRONT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND WATER SUBCOMMITTEE AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE IN THE CONGRESS TO LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS PROJECT RECEIVE FUNDING.)) [Runs22]
[OUT Q=RECEIVE FUNDING]


Roanoke is counting on it, city leaders hope construction on the flood control project can begin within two years.
[SOT 18:17:18]
[IN Q=I think the scariest]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: I THINK THE SCARIEST PART IS WE CAN DO THIS PROJECT AND WE WILL STILL WON'T HAVE THE GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL AVOID FLOODING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=will avoid flooding]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=The flood control]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT COULD HOWEVER REDUCE FLOOD DAMAGE BY AS MUCH AS FIFTY PERCENT. ONCE CONSTRUCTION GETS UNDERWAY, IT WILL BE BUILT IN TWO PHASES AND TAKE NEARLY FIVE YEARS TO COMPLETE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))



[11Tobacco-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:26:57]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]
[ENG#=3]


Things have cooled enough so investigators can now look through what's left of a burned-out tobacco warehouse, in efforts to learn what started the blaze that destroyed it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


There's virtually nothing left at the Planter's Warehouse in South Boston, and authorities don't know how the blaze got started.
They've called in a team of experts to examine the rubble ... including a specially-trained dog that can detect accelerants like gasoline.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:42:13]
[IN Q=We don't even]

((PHILLIP DURHAM/ATF INVESTIGATOR: WE DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHETHER WE'LL EVEN NEED TO USE THE CANINE, BUT HAVING IT HERE JUST IN CASE. WE ALSO HAVE CHEMISTS HERE WAITING TO HELP COLLECT EVIDENCE IF WE NEED TO AND TO MAKE PROPER EXAMINATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Durham/ATF Investigator;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=examinations and determinations.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The warehouse's owner now says about 300-thousand pounds of tobacco were lost in the fire.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, the lowest oil prices in three weeks help stocks hold steady.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Halliburton stock]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=I'm Marcella Palmer.]


((HALLIBURTON STOCK EXTENDED ITS LOSSES IN AFTER HOURS TRADING AFTER NEWS THAT, THE FBI STARTED ITS INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER OR NOT THE PENTAGON IMPROPERLY AWARDED NO BID CONTRACTS TO HALLIBURTON. THIS EXPANDS AN EARLIER INVESTIGATION INTO THE COMPANY ON WHETHER IT OVER CHARGED TAXPAYERS FOR FUEL IN IRAQ. THIS PROBE ELEVATES TO A CRIMINAL MATTER WHETHER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SHOWED FAVORITISM TO VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY'S FORMER COMPANY.
MORE FLU VACCINE IS ON THE WAY FROM OVER SEAS AND OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH. BRITISH AND CANADIAN VACCINE MAKERS HAVE AGREED TO SUPPLY THE U-S WITH 5-MILLION ADDITIONAL DOSES.
THURSDAY WALL STREET MADE IT THREE WINNING DAYS IN A ROW. MOST STOCKS PUSHED OUT GAINS IN THE FINAL MINUTES OF TRADING. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 2.... THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 5.
CRUDE OIL CLOSED AT 50.92 A BARREL, ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 3-WEEKS. TRADERS ARE AWARE CHINA'S INTEREST RATE HIKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO EASE ENERGY DEMAND.
MARVEL ENTERPRISES IS PROFITING FROM WEB SLINGING SPIDERMAN. THE COMIC BOOK AND ACTION HERO COMPANY SAID 3RD QUARTER SALES ARE UP, EARNINGS ARE DOWN, BUT OPERATING INCOME IS UP BECAUSE OF GROWTH IN LICENSING INCOME FROM SPIDERMAN AND OTHER COMIC BASED MOVIES.
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]


[Halliburton]


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


As you heard earlier in our Marketwatch report, the F-B-I is expanding its investigation into how Halliburton billed taxpayers for its contract work in Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The probe will examine how the Bush administration awarded Vice President Cheney's former company the no- bid contracts in the first place.
A top- level Army contracting official, Bunnentine Greenhouse alleges there was favoritism when a five- year contract was awarded to repair and restore Iraq's oil infrastructure before the war.
Officials say emergency rules call for ONE year deals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Why put a five year]

((MICHAEL KOHN/GREENHOUSE ATTORNEY: WHY PUT A FIVE YEAR CONTINGENCY ON. IF ITS GOING TO BE A COMPELLING EMERGENCY, THERE WAS NO REASON TO BELEIVE THE EMERGENCY WOULD LAST MORE THAN A YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kohn/Greenhouse Attorney;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=more than a year.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Halliburton, meanwhile, has dismissed the development as election-year politics.
(------------)



[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush/Kerry]
[ENG#=2]


And speaking of elections, star power is coming into play as the presidential campaign enters its final days.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madison, WI;]


Singer Bruce Springsteen joined Senator John Kerry for appearances in Ohio and Wisconsin.
But that didn't distract the Democrat from focusing his message on the war on terror and the war on Iraq.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have the best]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:WE HAVE THE BEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOB THE PROBLEM IS OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS NOT DOING HIS JOB. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=not doing his job.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


As Kerry also hammers the President over the missing explosives in Iraq, Bush charges his challenger with putting politics ahead of truth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Senator's willingness]

((THE SENATOR'S WILLINGNESS TO TRADE PRINCIPLE FOR POLITICAL CONVENIENCE MAKES IT CLEAR THE JOHN KERRY IS THE WRONG MAN FOR THE WRONG JOB AT THE WRONG TIME. ))
[RUNS=:08] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=wrong time.]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]

Bush will show he also has famous friends on the campaign trail.
Today Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling will join him in New Hampshire, while California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear with him in Ohio.
(------------)



[Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]
[ENG#=3]

We're approching Halloween weekend, but because the day falls on a Sunday this year, some communities have moved up trick-or-treating to Saturday. At the same time, others have kept Sunday, and many more have not weighed in one way or another. So, here is the list we have of communities that have informed us of their trick-or-treating day.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[FULL MUSIC]
[RUNS=:20]
(------------)



(Kim tosses to bump)


[BUMP]
[COMM]

[2-Arafat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


An ailing Yasser Arafat faces medical tests and treatment in Paris.
He's on his way to a hospital there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


Arafat was said to look pale and jaundiced when he left for the trip.
Until now, Arafat hadn't left his West Bank compound in more two and a half years.
Doctors say blood tests show the 75- year- old has a low platelet count, but they need more tests to determine exactly what's wrong.
One senior Palestinian official says Arafat is suspected to be suffering from leukemia.
(------------)


[11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC02:58]
[GRAPHIC=Hendrick Crash]
[ENG#=2]


Four-thousand people paid their respects at a funeral service for members of the Hendrick family killed in Sunday's plane crash.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC]


NASCAR drivers, crews and executives were among the many mourners yesterday.
The two-thousand seats inside the Charlotte church were filled an hour before the service began.
Another two-thousand watched from overflow rooms.
(------------)



[VOBFlood-Reduction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=3]


Flood control has been proposed for decades in Roanoke, but with very limited visible results. That could soon change, however, because the project is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The city wants to widen the Roanoke River's banks for ten miles within city limits and put up flood walls in certain places.
The project would cost more than 64 million dollars and the city has already earmarked 18 million dollars.
[SUPER=04-September;]


The rest would come from the federal government. Those funds have been cut from past requests, but Congressman Bob Goodlatte is working to have those funds restored
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have taken]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE PICTURES OF VICTORY STADIUM AND OTHER AREAS ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER THAT WE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY THIS FLOODING IN FRONT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND WATER SUBCOMMITTEE AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE IN THE CONGRESS TO LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS PROJECT RECEIVE FUNDING.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
[Runs=22]
[OUT Q=RECEIVE FUNDING]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Goodlatte says it could be several months before it happens. Roanoke is counting on it, and city leaders hope construction on the flood control project can begin within two years.
(------------)




[11Keagy-Village]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC52:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


With or without tax incentives from Roanoke County, it looks like the controversial Keagy Village project will move forward. But the development company says it will make some changes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The county got a letter yesterday from Kahn Development, saying it will scale back some of the improvements it agreed to for the re-zoning.
The developer will still comply with V-DOT's requirements for access to the up-scale retail center.
The decision comes two days after county supervisors refused Kahn's request for almost a million dollars in incentives.
(------------)



[11Accreditation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC2:00:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


One third of the school systems in our area now have full state accreditation, but the other two-thirds still have some work to do.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The Department of Education yesterday announced eight out of every ten schools in Virginia are now fully accredited. That's a six- percent increase over last year. Good news considering reading, math and science standards for elementary students rose. Governor Mark Warner says more accredited schools will go a long way to improving Virginia's economy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:12:12]
[IN Q=The most important question]

((MARK WARNER: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION I GET ASKED IS TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WORKFORCE. TELL ME AM I GOING TO HAVE WELL- TRAINED PEOPLE TO WORK AT THE JOBS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE CREATING WHICH ARE 21ST CENTURY JOBS.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=21st century jobs]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

In the News 7 viewing area twelve school systems are now fully accredited. Still 23 of them are not.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:58:08]
[IN Q=We have got to have]

((JO LYNNE DeMARY: WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE A STRONGER VOICE, I THINK, AT THE STATE WHEN STUDENTS ARE IN SCHOOLS THAT CONTINUE TO BE ACCREDITED WITH WARNING ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Jo Lynne DeMary/Superintendent of Public Instruction;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=with warning all the time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

At schools under a warning, progress is being made but achievement doesn't meet state- requirements. Education officials say they'll use the data released today to decide how to best help struggling schools.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEBSITE BOARD]
If you're wondering how your school fared, you can see the entire state report card by going to our website at WDBJ-7 dot com and clicking on websites in the news.
(-------------)



[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, Daimler-Chrysler reports a third quarter profit that's up seven per cent from a year ago and above analysts' expectations. But the automaker also disclosed it's under investigation for its compliance with anti-bribery laws. Stan Case has more of the top business news of the day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Stocks ended]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((STOCKS ENDED LITTLE CHANGED THURSDAY.
THE DOW INDUSTRIALS EDGED UP TWO-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ ADDED FIVE.
DELTA AIRLINE'S PILOTS UNION SAID IT REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE AIRLINE TO CUT FLIGHT CREW WAGES BY NEARLY A THIRD.
THE CUTS WILL SAVE THE AIRLINE ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY AND GIVE IT A CHANCE TO AVOID BANKRUPTCY COURT.
THE DEAL STILL NEEDS APPROVAL FROM THE UNION'S MEMBERS.
DELTA SHARES ROSE MORE THAN 15-PERCENT.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SURGED MORE THAN 38-PERCENT IN ITS FIRST DAY OF TRADING.
THE INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF 29 MILLION SHARES RAISED 812-MILLION DOLLARS.
THE COMPANY, RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH HITS AS SHREK TWO AND SHARK TALE, WAS A UNIT OF DREAMWORKS... THE MOVIE COMPANY FOUNDED BY ENTERTAINMENT KINGPINS STEVEN SPIELBERG, JEFFREY KATZENBERG AND DAVID GEFFEN.
THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS THERE WERE 350-THOUSAND NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK, UP 20-THOUSAND FROM THE WEEK BEFORE.


THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORT CONTINUES TO BE SOMEWHAT HIGHER DUE TO HURRICANE-RELATED CLAIMS.
AND FREDDIE MAC REPORTS LONG-TERM MORTGAGE RATES SANK TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN SIX-MONTHS THIS WEEK, WITH AN AVERAGE 30-YEAR RATE OF FIVE-POINT-64 PERCENT.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))

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


[2-11Tobacco-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:26:57]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]
[ENG#=1]


Investigators are now able to look through what's left of a burned-out tobacco warehouse, in efforts to learn what started the blaze that destroyed it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


There's virtually nothing left at the Planter's Warehouse in South Boston, and authorities don't know how the blaze got started.
They've called in a team of experts to examine the rubble ... including a specially-trained dog that can detect accelerants like gasoline.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:42:13]
[IN Q=We don't even]

((PHILLIP DURHAM/ATF INVESTIGATOR: WE DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHETHER WE'LL EVEN NEED TO USE THE CANINE, BUT HAVING IT HERE JUST IN CASE. WE ALSO HAVE CHEMISTS HERE WAITING TO HELP COLLECT EVIDENCE IF WE NEED TO AND TO MAKE PROPER EXAMINATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Durham/ATF Investigator;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=examinations and determinations.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The warehouse's owner now says about 300-thousand pounds of tobacco were lost in Wednesday's fire.
(------------)



[Trigger]


[ANCHOR=None]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ROLL OUT OF HEADLINES]

[ENG#=D1]




[COMM]










[3-Arafat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is on his way to a Paris hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


Arafat was said to look pale and jaundiced when he left for the trip.
Until now, Arafat hadn't left his West Bank compound in more two and a half years.
Doctors say blood tests show the 75- year- old has a low platelet count, but they need more tests to determine exactly what's wrong.
One senior Palestinian official says Arafat is suspected to be suffering from leukemia.
(------------)


[2-11Flood-Reduction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC18:22]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=2]

More than four decades after it was first proposed, Roanoke does not have flood control system. The impact was noticeable last month, when the Roanoke River caused significant flooding.
But as Justin McLeod reports, the project is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :12]
[SUPER=@goodlatte; :38]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF WATER FALL ON ROANOKE RIVER))
The Roanoke River is much calmer these days but a month ago it came out of it's banks and flooded many homes and businesses.
[SOT 18:15:41]
[IN Q=It's the same houses]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: IT'S THE SAME HOUSES AND THAT ARE BEING FLOODED OVER AND OVER. IT'S THE SAME BUSINESSES AND THESE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THIS AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=to do something]


A flood control project could be the answer.
The city wants to widen the river's banks for ten miles within city limits and put up flood walls in certain places.


The project would cost more than 64 million dollars and the city has already earmarked 18 million dollars.
The rest would come from the federal government.
[SOT 14:45:35]
[IN Q=This is a matter]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: THIS IS A MATTER OF EACH YEAR THE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATED FUNDS AND BECAUSE OF THE TIGHT BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FUNDS OUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S REQUEST.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=president's request]


Goodlatte is working to have those funds restored but says it could be several months before it happens.
[SOT 14:47:38]
[IN Q=We have taken]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE PICTURES OF VICTORY STADIUM AND OTHER AREAS ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER THAT WE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY THIS FLOODING IN FRONT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND WATER SUBCOMMITTEE AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE IN THE CONGRESS TO LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS PROJECT RECEIVE FUNDING.)) [Runs22]
[OUT Q=RECEIVE FUNDING]


Roanoke is counting on it, city leaders hope construction on the flood control project can begin within two years.
[SOT 18:17:18]
[IN Q=I think the scariest]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: I THINK THE SCARIEST PART IS WE CAN DO THIS PROJECT AND WE WILL STILL WON'T HAVE THE GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL AVOID FLOODING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=will avoid flooding]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=The flood control]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT COULD HOWEVER REDUCE FLOOD DAMAGE BY AS MUCH AS FIFTY PERCENT. ONCE CONSTRUCTION GETS UNDERWAY, IT WILL BE BUILT IN TWO PHASES AND TAKE NEARLY FIVE YEARS TO COMPLETE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[2-11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC02:58]
[GRAPHIC=Hendrick Crash]
[ENG#=3]


Four-thousand people paid their respects at a funeral service for members of the Hendrick family killed in Sunday's plane crash.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC]


NASCAR drivers, crews and executives were among the many mourners yesterday.
The two-thousand seats inside the Charlotte church were filled an hour before the service began.
Another two-thousand watched from overflow rooms.
(------------)



[2-Halliburton]


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


It's a potential bombshell for the Bush campaign--
The F-B-I has launched a criminal investigation into how Halliburton billed taxpayers for its contract work in Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The probe will examine how the Bush administration awarded Vice President Cheney's former company the no- bid contracts in the first place.
A top- level Army contracting official, Bunnentine Greenhouse alleges there was favoritism when a five- year contract was awarded to repair and restore Iraq's oil infrastructure before the war.
Officials say emergency rules call for ONE year deals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Why put a five year]

((MICHAEL KOHN/GREENHOUSE ATTORNEY: WHY PUT A FIVE YEAR CONTINGENCY ON. IF ITS GOING TO BE A COMPELLING EMERGENCY, THERE WAS NO REASON TO BELEIVE THE EMERGENCY WOULD LAST MORE THAN A YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kohn/Greenhouse Attorney;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=more than a year.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Halliburton, meanwhile, has dismissed the development as election-year politics.
(------------)



[2-Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush/Kerry]
[ENG#=1]


And speaking of elections, presidential candidates are hoping celebrities will add more excitement to their final rallies before Election Day.
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Singer Bruce Springsteen joined Senator John Kerry for appearances in Ohio and Wisconsin.
But that didn't distract the Democrat from focusing his message on the war on terror and the war on Iraq.
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((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:WE HAVE THE BEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOB THE PROBLEM IS OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS NOT DOING HIS JOB. ))
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As Kerry also hammers the President over the missing explosives in Iraq, Bush charges his challenger with putting politics ahead of truth.
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((THE SENATOR'S WILLINGNESS TO TRADE PRINCIPLE FOR POLITICAL CONVENIENCE MAKES IT CLEAR THE JOHN KERRY IS THE WRONG MAN FOR THE WRONG JOB AT THE WRONG TIME. ))
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Bush will show he also has famous friends on the campaign trail.
Today Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling will join him in New Hampshire, while California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear with him in Ohio.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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In business news, Spiderman works marvels for Marvel, and the Halliburton news hits Wall Street. Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((HALLIBURTON STOCK EXTENDED ITS LOSSES IN AFTER HOURS TRADING AFTER NEWS THAT, THE FBI STARTED ITS INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER OR NOT THE PENTAGON IMPROPERLY AWARDED NO BID CONTRACTS TO HALLIBURTON. THIS EXPANDS AN EARLIER INVESTIGATION INTO THE COMPANY ON WHETHER IT OVER CHARGED TAXPAYERS FOR FUEL IN IRAQ. THIS PROBE ELEVATES TO A CRIMINAL MATTER WHETHER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SHOWED FAVORITISM TO VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY'S FORMER COMPANY.
MORE FLU VACCINE IS ON THE WAY FROM OVER SEAS AND OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH. BRITISH AND CANADIAN VACCINE MAKERS HAVE AGREED TO SUPPLY THE U-S WITH 5-MILLION ADDITIONAL DOSES.
THURSDAY WALL STREET MADE IT THREE WINNING DAYS IN A ROW. MOST STOCKS PUSHED OUT GAINS IN THE FINAL MINUTES OF TRADING. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 2.... THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 5.
CRUDE OIL CLOSED AT 50.92 A BARREL, ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 3-WEEKS. TRADERS ARE AWARE CHINA'S INTEREST RATE HIKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO EASE ENERGY DEMAND.
MARVEL ENTERPRISES IS PROFITING FROM WEB SLINGING SPIDERMAN. THE COMIC BOOK AND ACTION HERO COMPANY SAID 3RD QUARTER SALES ARE UP, EARNINGS ARE DOWN, BUT OPERATING INCOME IS UP BECAUSE OF GROWTH IN LICENSING INCOME FROM SPIDERMAN AND OTHER COMIC BASED MOVIES.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


A weak Yasser Arafat is heading to Paris for medical treatment.
Israel lifted a ban on allowing Arafat to travel because of his health.
Meanwhile, the militant group Hamas is calling for a united Palestinian leadership.
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

After decades of ideas and proposals, a flood control project in Roanoke is close to becoming a reality.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is working to have federal funds restored for the project-- but that could take several months.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=@File;]


The F-B-I is looking deeper into how Vice President Cheney's former company, Halliburton was awarded no- bid contracts in Iraq.
Halliburton officials say the matter is just election year politics.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC52:03]
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[ENG#=4]


The company planning to develop the controversial Keagy Village says the project will move forward. But because Roanoke County did not approve tax incentives, the developer plans some changes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The county got a letter yesterday from Kahn Development, saying it will scale back some of the improvements it agreed to for the re-zoning.
The developer will still comply with V-DOT's requirements for access to the up-scale retail center.
The decision comes two days after county supervisors refused Kahn's request for almost a million dollars in incentives.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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[ENG#=1]

We're approching Halloween weekend, but because the day falls on a Sunday this year, some communities have moved up trick-or-treating to Saturday. At the same time, others have kept Sunday, and many more have not weighed in one way or another. So, here is the list we have of communities that have informed us of their trick-or-treating day.
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