[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ligtning drops some South African soccer players in their tracks.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


An autopsy is scheduled today for the man who died while in police custody in Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clear skies for your morning commute, with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures to look forward to.
While our weather is quiet, Hurricane Mitch is causing lots of worries in the tropics.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An autopsy will be performed today on the man who died in Roanoke police custody.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday]


Police say 34-year old Derek Poindexter was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after an officer saw him put something in his mouth and he refused to spit it out.
He was arrested Saturday night on a crack cocaine possesion charge.
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[E-Hospital-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-53 1:57:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Things are back to normal at Bedford County Memorial Hospital..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday;]


This after a water leak forced the evacuation of 15 patients over the weekend.
A pipe burst on the second floor near the administrative wing dousing the area with two-inches of water.
Hospital officials say the patients have been returned to their rooms and phones and computers are once again back in working order.
They say it will take another couple of days to determine the cost of the damages.
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[ABORTION-DOCTOR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Authorities on both sides of the U-S - Canadian border are pressing their search for the murderer of an New York Doctor who performed abortions.
Dr. Barnett Slepian (SLEP-ee-un) was shot at his home Friday night.
Police have not listed any suspects, and as reporter Craig Nigrelli tells us, there is a great sense of grief in this small New York community.
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[SOT]

[4:03:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Amherst, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maryanne Perno/Patient; :08]
[SUPER=01-Tom Perno/Patient's Husband; :23]
[SUPER=01-Craig Nigrelli/Reporting; :33]
[SUPER=01-Donna Smolinski/Patient; :47]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Young/Patient; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=None]


Dr. Slepian will be buried today.
Although anti-abortion groups have publicly condemned Slepian's killing, at least one of them is publicly cheering the murder.
The Reverend Donald Spitz of the group Pro-Life Virginia calls the killer ``a hero'' who ``protected the children.''

[Lightning-strike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Six South African soccer players collapsed in Johannesburg yesterday after lightning flashed across their playing field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johannesburg, S. Africa;]


The game, which was televised live, was being played in a torrential thunderstorm.
With ten minutes of the match left lightning struck the stadium causing several players to fall to the ground.
Spectators and team officials streamed onto the field and helped carry the stricken players into the dressing rooms.

There is no word yet on the players' conditions.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Cavaliers defense takes a big hit.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Zoo))

[GLENN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


John Glenn is set to blast into space Thursday.
And, the countdown for ``Discovery's'' mission starts this morning at the Kennedy Space Center.
The 77-year-old senator was the first American to orbit the Earth, back in 1962.
Sharyl Attkisson reports.
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[SOT]

[4:11:56]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Johnson Space Center, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Glenn/Astronaut; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

(( VO He still has the same conquering spirit ... as when he made that five hour, three orbit trip around the earth - a much younger man. And John Glenn doesn t seem to give much thought to the risk of riding a rocket into space ... at age 77.

(SOT-JOHN GLENN) (17:07:47) YOU RE TALKING ABOUT THE MOST COMPLEX

VEHICLE PROBABLY EVER PUT TOGETHER, AND IT S BEEN SAFE. (:07:52) THERE S ONLY BEEN ONE FATAL ACCIDENT IN SPACE. THERE IS A RISK WHEN YOU RE DEALING WITH SPEEDS AND THINGS LIKE THIS, AND YOU CAN T IGNORE THAT.
(08:04) AND THERE WILL BE LOSSES SOMETIMES. BUT THERE ARE LOSSES IN

TRAFFIC DRIVING TO WORK WHEN YOU COME TO THE SENATE, TOO. (:08:09) (:22)

(17:12:01) (SHARYL) IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS TRIP THAT SCARES OR

FRIGHTENS YOU? (:03) (12:04) WELL, ANY TIME YOU RE GOING TO BE ON A BOOSTER, ARE THERE GOING TO BE MOMENTS OF APPREHENSION? WHY, OF COURSE.
(12:10)//(12:34) BUT MY MAIN CONCERN IS NOT ON THAT KIND OF PHYSICAL

SAFETY. (12:36) MY MAIN CONCERN ON THIS, IF I HAVE ANY CONCERNS, IS THAT I JUST DONT FOUL UP ANY OF THESE GOOD EXPERIMENTS THAT WE HAVE (12:44) AND FOUL UP GOOD INFORMATION THAT I HOPE WE GET BACK. (:12:46) (:22)
Glenn s experiments will use the special conditions of weightlessness to study the process of aging . Years ago, he noticed astronauts in space experience some of the same problems as the elderly. Loss of bone and muscle mass. Changes in blood flow. After years of intense lobbying, he convinced NASA he d be the perfect guinea pig. (:16)

(17:05:05) SO I M LOOKING AT THIS AS A TOE IN THE DOOR, AS A WEDGE

TOWARD STARTING WHAT I HOPE WILL BE A WHOLE NEW ERA OF INVESTIGATION THAT CAN HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF BEING ENORMOUSLY VALUABLE IN CUTTING BACK SOME OF THE FRAILTIES OF OLD AGE. (:12)

(17:17:43) (SHARYL) THERE ARE PEOPLE AT NASA WHO HAVE SAID THIS IS A

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR JOY RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO SUPPORTS PRESIDENT CLINTON, AND HE S GETTING A PAYBACK. (:17:51) (GLENN) THAT S JUST NOT RIGHT. (:10) //(17:14:58) A LOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK THAT I JUST WENT OVER TO NASA ONE DAY AND SAID, HEY, I D LIKE TO GO UP IN SPACE! AND THEY SAID OH, THAT S GREAT. THAT S COOL. LET S SCHEDULE IT YOU KNOW
(15:05) (:07)//(17:18:12) THIS WAS DONE AFTER PEER REVIEW BY THE NASA

SCIENTISTS AND PEOPLE WHO LOOKED INTO WHAT GOOD WE COULD GET OUT OF THIS, AND IT S CERTAINLY NOT DONE JUST AS ANY FAVOR FOR JOHN GLENN. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT. (:18:22) (:10)
Each space mission adds another layer of knowledge about living in space....NASA scientists know a lot more than they did before Glenn s first flight in 1962...and now, nearly 37 years later, John Glenn will return--grey and wrinkled, but amazingly fit.

(ON CAMERA TAG) With his historic shuttle mission, Glenn hopes he ll be

taking one small step toward extending life for himself and for others. Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, Washington.))

[BOMBING-MEMORIAL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Emotions are expected to run high today at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;]

[4:10:08]
That's where survivors of the blast, relatives of the victims and rescue workers will come together to move the fence that has surrounded the site where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood.
The fence is being moved so that construction can begin on the new 24 million-dollar Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the project began yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( JANET RENO:THOSE WHO CARRY ON HERE AND THOSE WHO HAVE CARRIED ON AROUND THE WORLD HAVE SENT A MESSAGE THAT WE WON'T BACK DOWN IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=in the face of terrorism.]
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[VO-NAT ]


Part of the fence will be on display in the memorial.
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[E-Abuse-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-56; 1:24:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A national campaign to educate people about drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse is underway.
The campaign kicked off locally last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A candlelight vigil was held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
The vigil kicked-off Red Ribbon Week--a national campaign to raise public awareness about substance abuse.
City council members, drug enforcement agents and recovering addicts were among the speakers.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, researchers think they've found a link between endurance exercizes, hormones and good cholesterol.

Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT MEN WHO DO PLENTY OF ENDURANCE EXERCISES HAVE LOW LEVELS OF THE MALE SEX HORMONE, TESTOSTERONE--
BUT DOCTORS ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A BAD THING.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA DISCOVERED THAT MEN WHO DID A LOT OF RUNNING... HAD ONLY 60-TO-85 PERCENT OF THE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS FOUND IN MEN WHO DID VERY LITTLE TRAINING.
DOCTORS STILL AREN'T SURE WHY THIS HAPPENS -- BUT THE DROP IN HORMONES COULD ULTIMATELY BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE HEART.
PREVIOUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS INCREASE THE PRODUCTION OF SO-CALLED GOOD CHOLESTEROL... WHICH HELPS PREVENT THE ARTERIES FROM CLOGGING.
MEANWHILE, OTHER STUDIES HAVE INDICATED THAT MEN INVOLVED IN HIGH-IMPACT AEROBICS MAY ALSO PRODUCE FEWER SPERM CELLS.. AND HAVE A REDUCED SEX DRIVE.
YOU CAN READ ABOUT THESE LATEST FINDINGS ON THE WEB AT WWW.SPORTSCI.ORG//
VT=VO

((vo))
ADD PEANUT BUTTER TO THE LIST OF THINGS BEING BANNED IN SCHOOLS THESE DAYS.
THE CHILDHOOD FAVORITE IS BECOMING MUCH HARDER TO FIND ON MANY SCHOOL CAFETERIA MENUS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
THAT'S BECAUSE CHILDREN ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS CAN HAVE SERIOUS --SOMETIMES EVEN FATAL-- REACTIONS IF EXPOSED TO THEM.
SO SOME SCHOOLS HAVE NOW DECLARED THEMSELVES PEANUT-FREE ZONES.
WHILE MANY EXPERTS SAY THAT'S GOING A BIT OVERBOARD, THEY DO AGREE WITH SCHOOLS CREATING SOME MEASURES TO PROTECT KIDS WITH PEANUT ALLERGIES.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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((Archive:Zoo)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is already facing a no-confidence vote in parliament because of the latest Mideast peace accord.
Now a new threat has surfaced -- early elections.
Netanyahu was also to present the accord to his Cabinet today.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A private funeral is planned today for the New York abortion doctor gunned down in his home.
Police still say they're without a suspect in Friday's shooting of Dr. Barnett Slepian.
The head of a Virginia pro life group is praising the shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


In northern Louisiana, authorities have retrieved the charred remains of five people who were killed when the natural gas well where they were working exploded.
The well, exploded Saturday, and continued to burn this morning.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, October 26th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[mideast-peace]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


The new Mideast peace deal is posing a threat to Benjamin Netanyahu's job.
Israel's parliament is holding a no-confidence vote on his government today.
The vote is being pushed by opponents of the agreement.
Meanwhile, there's also push for early elections.
Allen Pizzey reports.
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[SOT]

[4:06:21]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-West Bank, Israel; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Elyakim Ha'Etzni/Jewish Settler Leader; :28 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Rabbi Eliezer Waldman/Jewish Settler Leader; :34 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Tel Aviv.]

(( vo: The polls say three out of four Israelis support the deal cut at Wye Plantation. The ones who don't make the most noise...and represent the bedrock of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's power base.

SOT Settler - "He has betrayed his promise to the people who voted for

him." (4)
vo: But they don't pose the threat they like to...only small groups turned out to block roads on the West Bank. And it wasn't all angry...although the message from the settler's leadership for Netanyahu's homecoming was harsh.

SOT Elyakim Ha'Etzni, Jewish Settler leader -- "We do not regard

Netanyahu any more as the leader of the nationalist camp."

SOT Rabbi Eliezer Waldman -- "He is not a leader of the state of

Israel."

(Bibi arrival)


vo: That wasn't the impression when Israeli Air Force one touched down...however. With pomp and ceremony fit for a president never mind an embattled prime minister of a shaky coalition government...Netanyahu and his negotiating team played the deal as a victory only they could have achieved. And as for right wing threats to bring down his government...Netanyahu said he was not worried.

SOT Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister


"I think they will have to come to a decision whether they want this government or a government of the left to negotiate with the Palestinians. (7) They know that we'll fight for every Israeli interest. We'll struggle for every inch of land. (13) They cannot say that about the alternative." (15)

(Burning tyres etc in Palestinian areas)


vo: The Palestinian leadership has a fight on its hands too. Protests over Palestinian police attempts to begin meeting their side of the bargain by seizing unregistered weapons brought street clashes that left at least two people hurt.
o/c: The violence on both sides is from a minority....however. The deal is what the majority of both Palestinians and Israelis wanted...and the overall feeling here is that come what may...it's time to get on with the job of making peace a reality.
A...P...CBS News, Tel Aviv.))

[GAS-EXPLOSION]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A natural gas well in Northern Louisiana continues to burn this morning, while the death toll has risen to seven.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bryceland, LA;]


A crew of 13 was working at the well when it exploded.
It happened Saturday afternoon and the fire continued to burn out of control yesterday with flames shooting high into the air.
One worker is in serious condition-- the five other workers suffered minor injuries.
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[AR-CHASE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A car collision ends a high speed chase in Arkansas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Saline Co., AR;]


The chase, caught on video tape, began when police tried to pull over a driver on a routine traffic stop.
Instead of stopping, the man took off-- traveling at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
The driver cut through lanes, drove across the median and into oncoming traffic - crossed lanes once again, and barreled onto the service road.
He was finally stopped after crashing into a van in a neighborhood.
No one was injured and the driver was charged with felony fleeing, assault and drug charges.
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[E-I-73]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-75 TC03:00]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]

Some residents in the counties of Bedford and Botetourt say it would be a waste of taxpayer money to run Interstate-73 through their area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


A group called "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" says it would be more cost-efficent to build Interstate-73 in the I-581 corridor.
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[SOT=14:59:15]
[IN Q=THE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE]

((STEVE ROSSI/BRCC SPOKESMAN; THE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE HAS FOUND THAT THE COST OF GOING THROUGH THIS ROUTE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL ONE POINT FOUR BILLION DOLLARS OVER USING THE CENTRAL ROUTE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Rossi/BRCC Spokesman;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=THE CENTRAL ROUTE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Botetourt County Supervisors already adopted a resolution opposing an alternate route through the region. And, the group is trying to gather support from state delegates and legislators.
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[SOT=15:09:34]
[IN Q=CITIZEN INPUT IS]

(((D)JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR; CITIZEN INPUT IS VERY IMPORTANT I THINK WITH REGARD AS TO WHERE I-73 IS GOING TO GO. AND I THINK IT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE TO GO RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE VALLEY, THROUGH 581 AND 220 SOUTH, RATHER THAN AROUND EITHER THE EASTERN CORRIDOR OR THE WESTERN CORRIDOR.))
[SUPER=@Edwards;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=WESTERN CORRIDOR.]
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[VO-NAT]

An alternate route through Bedford County and Botetourt County is one of several state transportation officials are studying. Legally, V-DOT must study all REASONABLE alternatives before making its final decision sometime next year.
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[2-Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The investigation into the death of Derek Poindexter continues this morning.
An autopsy will be performed today on the man who died while costody of Roanoke police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday]


Police say the 34-year old Poindexter was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after an officer saw him put something in his mouth and he refused to spit it out.
He was arrested Saturday night on a crack cocaine possesion charge.
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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
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[COMM #6]

((Archive:Zoo))

[E-Nutcracker]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-74 02:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

For some young local ballerinas it was the chance of a lifetime, as they showed-off their best moves yesterday..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


at an audition for the Russian Ballet's version of "The Nutcracker."
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[SOT=13:57:25]
[IN Q=I'VE SEEN IT]

((SAMANTHA HOBACK/BALLET DANCER; I'VE SEEN IT A LOT AND I REALLY WANT TO DO IT. I'VE TOLD LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT I'M GOING TO DO IT. SO I HOPE I GET ONE OF THE PARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Samantha Hoback/Ballet Dancer;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=OF THE PARTS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hoback was one of nearly a hundred area youngsters competing to perform in the ballet.
Russian organizers plan to hold similar auditions in each of the 20 cities where performances are scheduled.
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[SOT=14:01:41]
[IN Q=I THINK IT]

((IRINA VAKROMEEVAI/MOSCOW BALLET MISTRESS; I THINK IT IS VERY GOOD IDEA, GOOD FOR BUSINESS. RUSSIAN DANCERS AND AMERICAN CHILDREN. IT IS VERY GOOD FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE, TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Irina Vakromeevai/Moscow Ballet Mistress;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=AMERICAN PEOPLE, TOO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Only 50 dancers made the final cut.
"The Nutcracker" will hit the stage in Roanoke in December.
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[E-Fantasy-Costume]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-72; 09:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A Covington woman's hobby has turned into a popular attraction this time of year--for those searching for just the right costume.
Stacey Martin has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Darth Vader, Cruella D'ville and]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :07]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Martin/Fantasy Creations Owner; :19]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :52]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Covington.]

((Darth Vader, Cruella D'villle and even tiny fairies find a costume to fit their fancy at Fantasy Creations--a costume shop where Teresa Martin perfected her talent towards depicting the monstrous, repulsive, and gruesome.
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[SOT 14.08.01 - 14.08.18]
[IN Q=This is a good one]

((TERESA MARTIN/FANTASY CREATIONS OWNER: THIS IS A GOOD ONE. THIS ONE IS PART OF A COSTUME THAT'S A HEADLESS MAN AND I'VE GOT A NECK MASK OVER THERE WHERE YOU LOOK THROUGH THE NECK AND CARRY YOUR HEAD AROUND (LAUGHTER) )) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=(laughter)]


Costumes span several cultures and ages..from this "flapper" dress from the 1920's-- to this Viking's warrior outfit from centuries before..
Bunny rabbits and Big Bird are favorites among children, but her most popular Halloween haunts are adults.
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[SOT 14.45.45 - 14.45.57]
[IN Q=There are over]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THERE ARE OVER 800 COSTUMES IN THE STORE AND ACCORDING TO MARTIN THE MOST POPULAR REQUESTS IN THE STORE INCLUDE THIS NATIVE AMERICAN DRESS AND THIS BELLY DANCER SUIT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=this belly dancer suit.]


Teresa's touch is a part of almost every costume when it comes to fashion and design.
But, it's costumers who determine the style.
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[SOT 14.25.50 - 14.26.00]
[IN Q=First thing they go]

((TERESA MARTIN: FIRST THING THEY GO TO I'LL KNOW WHAT THEY WANT. THEY'LL GO TO A CERTAIN RACK AND PULL OUT A COSTUME THEN I'LL SEE THE STYLE THEY'RE AFTER, SO THEN I'LL KNOW TO GO AROUND AND PULL SIMILAR THINGS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=and pull similar things.]


She refers to her basement business as a "playground"--with one rule--rentals are reasonable but few items are for keeps. Stacey Martin, news 7, Covington.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


The store is open from one to eight daily from now until Halloween.
Most costumes cost from 10 to 50 dollars to rent and are due back by November third.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, wet weather causes an early ending at the Dura Lube 500.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Investigators hope to find more answers in the death of Derek Poindexter.
An autopsy will be performed today.
Poindexter died in Roanoke police custody after he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Bedford Memorial Hospital is back to normal.
On Saturday, a water leak forced the evacuation of 15-patients.
Officials say phones and computers are back in working order and patients are back in their rooms.
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The national Red Ribbon kickoff vigil was observed in Roanoke last night.
The nation-wide campaign is designed to increase awareness of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse.
The candlelight vigil was held at the Hotel Roanoke.
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