[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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In Iraq, the battle for Fallujah is now in its third day, with U-S and Iraqi troops said to be making progress against insurgents.
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For several hours, Marines battled guerillas, street to street in this Northwestern district.
Troops have been taking some casualties, but they report killing more than 70 insurgents in the last 24 hours.
Commanders say the operation is running ahead of schedule, but it NOT over yet.
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((LT. GEN. THOMAS METZ/MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE CORPS COMMANDER: I THINK WE ARE LOOKING AT SEVERAL MORE DAY OF TOUGH URBAN FIGHTING.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz/Multi-National Force Corps Commander;]
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[OUT Q=tough urban fighting.]
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American forces say they now control 70- percent of Fallujah.
Rebels have caused big problems there for months.
The Iraqi government wants them brought under control before the national elections scheduled for January.
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[Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Following the resignation of Attorney General John Ashcroft, the Bush administration begins its search for his replacement.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


In accepting the resignation, President Bush said Ashcroft worked tirelessly to make the nation safer.
He says Ashcroft transformed the Justice Department into an agency that made fighting terrorism its number one priority, while respecting the rights of Americans.
Critics, meanwhile, are hoping for what they call a less divisive successor.
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[11Tate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a man charged with murdering his EX-girlfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00 QUICK!!!]

32 year old Stanley Tate of Danville, is on trial for the murder of 28-year old Charmane Tamika Davis, who was not only his ex-girlfriend, but the mother of his two children. Davis was found shot to death inside Tate's home near Smith Mountain Lake in May. Prosecutors say she was upset with Tate over another woman. Yesterday, Tate and the "other woman", La Chrisa (La-Chrissa) Robertson, testified Davis was an intruder when she broke into the home.
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After the shooting, Tate says he was so scared, that he drove to Pittsylvania County, where he left his gun with a friend, who got rid of it. Tate says he then drove to Maryland, where he hid out for five days, before turning himself in.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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After closing arguments today and the judge's instructions, the jury should begin its deliberations.

[VOBLeaf-Collecting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The city of Roanoke says you should put away your rake and fire up the lawn mower.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city is launching a campaign to get more people to try mulch mowing.
It works by putting a specialized blade on your lawnmower, then you just mow the leaves like you would the grass.
The blade chops the leaves and then redistributes them back into your lawn.
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((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT: FACE IT IF YOU'RE BAGGING LEAVES THAT'S EXTRA WORK ON THE CITY'S PART. WE END UP HAVING TO TAKE THE BAGS, DUMP THEM OUT, THEY ARE RECYCLED BUT AGAIN IT SAVES PLASTIC FOR GOING INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AND IT AGAIN IT JUST SAVES YOU TIME AS HOMEOWNER AND IN THE LONG RUN IT LIKE I SAID IT DOES GIVE YOU A BETTER LOOKING LAWN BY ADDING NUTRIENTS AND ORGANIC MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Hegner/Roanoke Parks & Recreation Department]
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[OUT Q=and organic matter]
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[VO-NAT]


You can buy a mulching blade at any hardware store for about ten dollars.
Roanoke still does loose leaf collection, but the vaccum truck will now only travel through your neighborhood one time.
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[VOB-CMAs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The spotlight was on country music last night at the 38th annual C-M-A's.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Superstars like Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw were among the headliners. But it was Kenny Chesney who won the coveted Entertainer of the Year award.
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[VO-NAT]


There was also a special tribute to singer-song writer Kris Kristofferson, who was inducted into the hall of fame.
He reflected on the roots of his favorite music.
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((KRIS KRISTOFFERSON/HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: IMAGINE THAT THE SOUL OF COUNTRY MUSIC'S IS STILL THERE...IT'S JUST HARDER TO FIND BECAUSE IT'S GOTTEN SO BIG AND SUCCESSFUL.))
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[OUT Q=and successful.]
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[VO-NAT]


Among the other big winners-- Keith Urban and Martina McBride, who took home top male and top female vocalists of the year.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In business news, The Federal Reserve today is expected to hike interest rates for a fourth time this year.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((ECONOMISTS FULLY EXPECT AN INCREASE IN THE FEDERAL FUNDS RATE TODAY FROM 1 AND 3/4% TO 2-PERCENT. IT WOULD BE THE FOURTH RATE HIKE OF THE YEAR. IN ANTICIPATION OF THE RATE HIKE TRADING IN THE BROADER MARKET WAS GUARDED TUESDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 4. THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 4....
THE PRICE OF CRUDE-OIL HAS DROPPED TO A SEVEN WEEK LOW UNDER 48 DOLLARS A BARREL.
VIOLENCE IN THE IVORY COAST HAS SHUT DOWN COCOA EXPORTS. THE WORLD'S LARGEST COCOA PRODUCER HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE PORTS THAT SHIP MORE THAN 40-PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S COCOA BEAN SUPPLY. DEADLY CLASHES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND SUPPORTERS AGAINST FRENCH FORCES COME AT THE PEAK OF THE MAIN HARVEST.
DRUG MAKER, MERCK HAS BEEN SUBPOENAD BY THE U-S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR VIOXX RESEARCH AND MARKETING INFORMATION. MERCK SAYS CONSUMERS HAVE FILED ABOUT 375 LAWSUITS CLAIMING INJURY FROM VIOXX.
HONDA WILL BE MORE OF A PRESENCE IN THE U-S... THE JAPANESE AUTOMAKER PLANS TO SPEND MONEY AND CREATE JOBS HERE. THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL INVEST 270-MILLION DOLLARS AND CREATE 600 JOBS. HONDA PLANS TO BUILD A NEW PLANT IN GEORGIA AND EXPAND 2 OTHERS IN OHIO AND ALABAMA.
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]


[11Craig-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Money problems in Craig County will *NOT* affect local schools.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

Last week, the county administrator's office notified the board it would *NOT* receive nearly 530-thousand dollars in monthly funds, because no one from the school system attended the supervisors' meeting -as requested. The supervisors tabled the request saying their questions weren't being answered.
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((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S NOT A MATTER OF HAVING US ANSWER THE QUESTIONS- THE DOCUMENTS WERE THERE YOU COULD ACCESS IT THROUGH THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, ANY CITIZEN COULD. WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE AND WE'RE BEING VERY OPEN ABOUT IT...)) ((LARRY MOORE, CRAIG CO. ADMINISTRATOR: UNFORTUNATELY WE'VE FOUND DISCREPANCIES IN THE NUMBERS AND BECAUSE OF THOSE DISCREPANCIES THERE IS NOT A COMFORT LEVEL ON PART OF THE BOARD TO ALLOCATE FUNDS.))
[SUPER=01-Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Moore/Craig Co. Administrator; :11]
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[OUT Q=... to allocate funds.]
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Both sides say they want to resolve the dispute. They'll get their next chance at the November 16th supervisors meeting.
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[11Boone-Foster]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
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One of western Virginia's leading real estate companies is joining one of the nation's largest. Yesterday, Boone & Company Realtors announced it is merging with Fairfax-based Long and Foster.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Boone employees and agents received the news yesterday morning during a meeting at the Roanoke Country Club. Family members said the decision was bittersweet, but ultimately the right move for the firm, its employees and agents, and the community.
With the acquisition of Boone & Co., and the July merger with Owens and Company, Long and Foster will have a 40 percent market share.
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[IN Q=It will bring]

((ALEXANDER BOONE: IT WILL BRING SO MUCH MORE SUPPORT TO OUR CLIENTS AND OUR ASSOCIATES, AND I THINK WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH LONG AND FOSTER'S RESOURCES TO GROW OUR REGION TREMENDOUSLY .)) ((WES FOSTER: WE'RE SO DELIGHTED TO BE HERE NOW SO STRONG IN THE ROANOKE MARKET WE WILL ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING WILL ALMOST SELL ONE OF EVERY TWO HOMES IN ROANOKE AND THAT'S EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Alexander Boone/Boone & Co. Realtors; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wes Foster/Long & Foster Chairman; :11]
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[OUT Q=and that's exciting.]
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The deal does not include Boone Homes Incorporated. The housing development and construction firm is still owned by the Boone family, and will remain based in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Long and Foster operates in seven states and Washington, DCTERMS.
With sales of more than 40- billion dollars last year, it is the largest privately owned real estate broker in the nation.

[11Healthy-Virginians]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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More than half of all Virginians are overweight--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

something Governor Mark Warner hopes to change through his "Healthy Virginians Initiative." Warner made the announcement yesterday before taking a mile- long walk with hundreds of state employees. He urged Virginians of all ages to take a 15- minute walk and cut 100- calories out of their diets each day. He says Virginia taxpayers spend more than 200- million dollars each year on health issues that arise out of unhealthy lifestyles. During the coming weeks the governor plans to focus on increased health education for children.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, The Federal Reserve is widely expected to increase the benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point later today.
It would be the fourth interest rate hike this year. Wall Street is hopeful that the Fed's policy statement would assure investors that economic growth will improve. Now here's a look at your local stocks.
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:33:42]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Budget]
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Don't expect Virginia lawmakers to fatten the budget, despite the fact that the state has a budget surplus and the seventh fastest growing economy in the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

Members of the House Appropriations Committee, joined by state leaders at a retreat in Charlottesville, say they'll think twice before going on a spending spree. Many hope history will serve as a reminder that the surplus should be used for one- time spending only.
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Some committee members praised last year's tax reform. They say even with a surplus making this year's budget will be tight.
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[VO-NAT]

An increase in defense and security spending is one reason analysts say the state economy is performing so well.
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[6-Snowshoe]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The folks at Snowshoe Mountain ski resort are taking advantage of the cool down.
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[SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV]


With overnight temperatures around 20 on the West Virginia mountain, the snow guns are working overtime.
If the weather holds, the slopes will open to skiers on November 24th. (weather toss) (------------)