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Several Roanoke students were attacked by pellet guns this morning while waiting for the school bus.
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And, a fire at a Northwest Roanoke apartment building leaves at four families homeless.
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Our beautiful mild weather continues but changes are not that far away. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Someone fires a pellet gun at students waiting for the school bus at three different bus stops in Roanoke- including this one.
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Good Afternoon. I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Someone apparently went from school bus stop to school bus stop this morning, firing a pellet gun at students waiting for the bus.
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It happened this morning at three different bus stops, including this one at the corner of 6th and Elm Avenue Southwest.
Four Patrick Henry High school students were hit by pellets while waiting for the bus- one was taken to the hospital with an injury above his eye.
Two other male students and a female student suffered welts to their back, stomach and arms.
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Pellet gun shots were also fired at two other bus stops- one for Ruffner Middle and one for Breckenridge- No students were hit there.
Roanoke City's spokeswoman says she believes police have apprehended two people.

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School Safety was at the top of the agenda this morning at City Hall.
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Members of City Council sat down with their counterparts on the School Board.
School officials say they are making progress implementing the recommendations of the school safety task force.
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((ANYTHING COULD THROW US OFF CUE AT SOME POINT. BUT I THINK AS FAR AS THE ENVIROMENT OF SAFETY IN OUR SCHOOLS, I THINK WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ))
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The search for a new school superintendent is also moving forward. The consultant who will lead the search is beginning a series of meetings to solicit public input.
The board hopes to make a decision by the end of March.
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Authorities are looking for the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment building in northwest Roanoke.
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It broke out around 10 this morning in a unit of Ferncliff Apartments.
Firefighters had it under control in a few minutes.
But authorities say 6 apartments had smoke and water damage; at least four families have been displaced.
No one was hurt.
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A broken water line is causing problems in Giles County.
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A six inch line in front of the courthouse in Pearisburg sprung a leak around 5 this morning.
The break forced the closure of two schools and even flooded the basement of the sheriff's department.
Right now, crews are still trying to contain the leak.
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Customers will experience low water pressure, and higher elevations may lose water altogether for a few hours.
Service is expected to be back to normal by this evening.
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Too close to call...neck and neck.
Those phrases sum up the race for President, as John Kerry and President Bush try to make the most of their final 24 hours of campaigning.
Jennifer Donelan has more.
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(( THIS IS IT AND THEY KNOW IT.
Quick Sot - Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate 10:18:00 "You ready to win and get the job done?"
Quick Sot - George Bush - Pittsburgh airport "It's a marathon day...the finish line is in sight."
PRESIDENT BUSH BEGAN A SIX STATE, 19 HOUR MARATHON EARLY THIS MORNING. AS HE TRAVELS ACROSS THE MIDWEST AND THE SOUTH, HE WILL MAKE A TOTAL OF 7 STOPS. AS THE PRESIDENT STOOD IN FRONT A ROWDY CROWD IN OHIO, A SPOKESMAN CALLED IT "ONE MORE DAY TO FOUR MORE YEARS."
Sot - Bush I ask you to come stand with me A WHIRLWIND DAY FOR SENATOR JOHN KERRY BEGAN AT AN ALL SAINTS DAY MASS IN ORLANDO ...THEN HE LAUNCHED INTO HIS OWN 18 HOUR NON-STOP CAMPAIGNING FRENZY.
Sot - John Kerry the choice is clear
BOTH CAMPS ARE IN THE MIDST OF UNPRECENDENTED "GET-OUT-THE-VOTE" EFFORTS...HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS HAVE MOBILIZED IN STATES WHERE THE RACE IS NECK-AND-NECK AND A LEAN IN ONE CANDIDATE'S FAVOR COULD MEAN VICTORY.
NUMEROUS POLLS, INCLUDING ONE CONDUCTED BY C-B-S NEWS, SHOW THE TWO MEN IN A STATISTICAL DEAD HEAT BUT BOTH SIDES CONTEND THEIR MAN WILL CROSS THE FINISH LINE FIRST.
Standup - Jennifer Donelan (to come) ))

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A 16- year- old Palestinian boy was responsible for today's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
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Authorities say the teen had 11- pounds of explosives strapped to his body when he blew himself up in a crowded outdoor market.
At least three Israelis were killed.
More than 30- others were injured.
From his hospital bed in France, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned the attack.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the attack will not deter him from the war against terrorism.

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An American and three others have been kidnapped in Baghdad.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry says the American and three other foreigners were taken from their office in western Baghdad during ''an exchange of fire.''
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A rocket attack today on a hotel in Tikrit left 15 Iraqis dead and eight wounded.
U- S officials say insurgents may have been aiming at an American position and hit the hotel by mistake.
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Meanwhile, an Iraqi freelance journalist was killed today while filming skirmishes between rebels and U-S forces.
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Coming up after the break we'll see how college students are trying to affect this year's election by exploiting the electoral college.
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Plus, the jury could begin deliberating the fate of Scott Peterson this week. Closing arguments start today.
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After months of testimony, closing arguments begin today in the Scott Peterson murder trial.
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The judge has set aside two days for closing arguments-- which means the jury could begin deliberations as early as Wednesday.
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((DEAN JOHSON/LEGAL ANALYST: WHAT'S GOING TO DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THIS CASE IS CLOSING ARGUMENT// AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHO COMES IN//WITH THEIR GAME FACE ON BECAUSE WHOEVER COMES IN READY TO ARGUE AND WHOEVER PUTS THEIR CASE TOGETHER FOR THE JURY IS GOING TO WIN. ))
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Prosecutors are expected to use Peterson's own words against him, by re-playing taped phone calls with Amber Frey.
Meanwhile, defense attorney Mark Geragos has the challenge of living up to his opening statement-- in which he promised to prove that Peterson is innocent.
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An Alabama family is grateful after rescue workers pulled a 22- month- old boy to safety this morning.
He'd been trapped for hours in an abandoned well in Alabama.
The toddler was playing in a vacant lot with other children yesterday, when he fell into the well.
Scott Rapoport has the story.
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((
IN THE FRENZIED DARKNESS OF AN ALABAMA NIGHT...A LITTLE MIRACLE IS PULLED FROM THE EARTH...
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22 MONTH OLD JER-MERE MCMILLAN...A LITTLE SCRATCHED...A LITTLE SHAKEN...
...PULLED FROM A 14 FOOT WELL BY RESCUERS...AFTER BEING TRAPPED THERE FOR 13 TERRIFYING HOURS.
Sot: Tom Lindsey,Monroe County Paramedic/Rescuer "It's just a miracle that all he come out that with just one little scratch on his shoulder."
INDEED, THE ABANDONED WELL WAS LESS THAN 10 INCHES WIDE.
LITTLE JER-MERE...STUFFED TIGHT INSIDE...HIS FEET STICKING UP OVER HIS HEAD.
A MIRACLE INDEED... SAY THOSE CLOSEST TO HIM.
Sot: Jermere's Grandmother (no name provided) "You've been praying all night? Oh yes. Kept the faith. Oh, I feel good right now. Oh, thank you lord. Thank you Jesus."
THO, QUITE THE ORDEAL...HIS TEARS ARE OVER NOW.
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF THE MEN WHO SAVED HIM.
SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS.
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An early morning fire that destroyed a vacant farm house in Elliston has also disrupted telephone service in the Ironto area. Firefighters responded to the blaze on North Fork Road around 2:30. Authorities say the flames melted several major phone cables located in front of the home. Verizon is working on the problem, but it will take several hours for service to be restored.

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Police in Roanoke County are investigating, after people living on Willow Creek Road woke up Saturday morning with their cars vandalized.
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The vandals used spray paint, soap, and other household items to deface residents' cars. Satanic slogans and random spray marks were left on cars throughout the neighborhood. Most residents were able to remove the markings with soap and water.
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Since the Electoral College is winner takes all in America, many college students are making the system work for their candidates.
As Brianna Keilar tells us, they are voting in the state where their votes can make the most difference.
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((Peter Nalli goes to Columbia University in New York City. Hes lived here for more than a year now but its not where hes casting his vote.
Sot;Peter Nalli / Democrat, Columbia University almost everyone Ive talked to.... are aware of where their vote will count the most.
In Peters case its his home state of Maine where, unlike New York, the race between President Bush and Senator John Kerry is NOT a foregone conclusion. Since hes a college student the law gives Nalli the right to choose if he wants to register at his home residence or where he goes to school.

PETER SOT: New York goes overwhelmingly Democrat and my home state of

Maine is going a little more swing state right now its going Kerry.
And so is Peter. He sent in an absentee ballot knowing that while every vote counts some count more depending on where you put them.
Brianna Keilar / CBS News The close presidential election of 2000 now out-of-state college students realize that gives them influence.
Ann Klibaner / Republican, Columbia University Everyone is much more aware of the significance of the electoral college.
That includes Republicans and Democrats alike. Ann Klibaner is heading home to Pennsylvania so she can throw in a vote for George Bush on Tuesday.
ANN I feel like my vote is going to count more if I go home and vote for Bush and hopefully help PA be counted for Bush.
File / 2000 In 2000 the president lost the states 21 electoral votes to Al Gore who beat him on the popular vote by just 200 thousand ballots. Ann hopes her voting strategy can change the tide this year.
Brianna Keilar/CBS News/New York))
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Kids weren't the only ones out trick or treating last night.
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After the break, these canines battle for top costume honors -- and money for their local animal shelter.
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Highway officials say despite some dangerous sections, Interstate 81 is safer than other interstates in Virginia.
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The statewide accident rate is 277 crashes per 100 Million vehicles on all of the interstates. The overall accident rate on I-81 is much lower -- 160 crashes per 100 million vehicles. Trucks fared about the same as cars in the analysis. They make up 29 percent of the vehicles using 81, and are involved in 29 percent of crashes.
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Two of the most dangerous spots on I-81 are near the northbound exits at Buchanan, where crash rates are more than double the state average.

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People who put money in the bank to cover a check that's already been written may notice some problems now.
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The Check Clearing for the Twenty First Century Act, or check twenty-one, went into effect on Thursday. The act is designed to improve the way checks are cleared by using a process known as "check truncation."
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((JOANN LLOYD:IT'S GOING TO PROCESS THOSE CHECKS FASTER, IT'S GOING TO LET US KNOW ABOUT FRAUDULENT CHECKS QUICKER, AND IT IS GOING TO FREE UP THE FLOAT THAT DEPOSITED CHECKS HAVE NOW.))
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The float is writing a check without funds to cover it. Checks will now be processed much like an ATM card-- instantly.
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((JOANN LLOYD:WE ARE IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD AND CHECK TWENTY-ONE IS JUST REALLY THE GIANT STEP INTO MAKING IT COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC.))
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Customers should check with their own bank to find out details about the new regulations.
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Think you saw every Halloween costume imaginable last night?
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In Brentwood, California, trick-or-treaters took a back seat to costumed canines.
The city hosted its third annual Bow Wow Ween contest.
Canines of all shapes and sizes strutted their stuff, showing off their best Halloween costumes.
The dogs competed for best in show and scariest costume.
Proceeds from the event benefit a local animal shelter and dog park.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 35 points. The NASDAQ has gained five.

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The New England Patriots' 21 game winning streak is broken. That and more football highlights coming up in sports.
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Plus Jimmie Johnson extends his winning streak, taking his third checkerd flag in a row -- and ending an emotional week for Hendrick Motorsports.
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The Redskins continue their losing streak. The Packers won yesterday's game with double the points of Joe Gibbs' team.

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Early on, Favre found Javon Walker on a TD pass--his only one of the day and Green Bay led it 17 to nothing.
But Mark Brunell and Rod Gardner connected twice for scoring passes.
The Redskins trailed 20 to 14 late in the game and were driving for the potential game winning score. But
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Brunell was picked off by Al Harris. The Packers converted that into another TD and won it 28 to 14.
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The Atlanta Falcons came back from last week's miserable defeat to take home an easy win at Denver yesterday.
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Michael Vick looked like the Vick of old. Here he hooks up with Peerless Price on a 34 yard TD pass as the Dirty Birds scored 17 second quarter points.
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The two hooked up again later on a 25 yard strike. Vick also ran for 115 yards in the game. Atlanta improved to 6 and 2 beating the Broncos 41-28.
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Tiki Barber continues to be among the league leaders in rushing.
Yesterday, Tiki went for 101 yards and 2 TD's helping the Giants improve to 5 and 2, with a 34- 13 victory over the Vikings.
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Terrell Owens hauled in 8 catches for 101 yards and the Eagles only TD, but that was enough for a 15- 10 win over Baltimore.
Philly is now the league's only unbeaten team.
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That's because the Steelers ended the Patriots 21- game winning streak in impressive fashion.
Pittsburgh's rookie Q-B Ben Rothlisberger hooked up with Plaxico Burress for 2 touchdowns, and the Steel Curtain picked off Tom Brady twice in a 34 to 20 win.
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Jimmie Johnson capped off an emotional week for Hendrick Motorsports yesterday -- earning the checkered flag in the M-B-N-A Bass Pro Shops 500 for his third straight victory.
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Tributes to the ten victims of last Sunday's plane crash were everywhere at the track Sunday afternoon.
Points leader Kurt Busch had trouble early in the race, blowing an engine and finishing 42nd. Busch took a serious hit in the chase but still owns a 59 point lead.
Jeff Gordon struggled as well with a broken gear at lap 177 on his way to a 34th place finish.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. watched his championship hopes continue to fade after this late run in with Carl Edwards.
Johnson was strong most of the day, and outdueled Mark Martin for the win, moving to second in the points. Afterwards, Johnson was emotionally spent.
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