[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Across Central America, the victims of Hurricane Mitch and its aftermath are appealing for international help.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And voters around the nation head to the polls for election '98.
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Polling-Place]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


After weeks of frequent television ads and campaign appearances, Election '98 is here.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave]


Kimberly McBroom isn't here in the studio this morning.
She joins us now from Fishburn Park Elementary School, just one of Roanoke's many polling places.
Kimberly, is everyone gearing up for this busy day?
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave]



[Elx-Coverage]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

For the latest election results this evening -- stay tuned to News 7.
We'll have live election reports in all of our newscasts, and once the polls close, we will bring you the very latest results, and reaction to key races throughout the evening.


[E-Turnout-Prediction]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-56 1:31:31]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


The big question about today's election is:
How many voters are going to turn out?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech Political Science professor Charles Walcott said off-year elections such as this one don't draw as many people to the polls.
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[SOT 15:20:34]
[IN Q=anytime]

((CHARLES WALCOTT/VA TECH PROFESSOR: ANYTIME YOU DON'T HAVE ANYONE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO PAY MUCH ATTENTION AND WON'T VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Charles Walcott/Va. Tech Professor;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=WON'T VOTE]
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[VO-NAT]


Walcott said a low turnout works in favor of Republicans.
And that could help Joe Barta, who's running against the popular incumbent, Rick Boucher.
But in the other race, where Roanoke Mayor David Bowers is challenging Bob Goodlatte, Walcott said voter turnout will NOT make a difference.
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[SOT 15:23:20]
[IN Q=the sixth]

((CHARLES WALCOTT/VA TECH PROFESSOR: THE SIXTH DISTRICT IS OVER. YOU CAN MAIL IT IN FOR GOODLATTE. THE QUESTION IS SIMPLY HOW BIG THE NUMBER IS GOING TO BE.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=TO BE]
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[VO-NAT]


The weather often plays a factor in voter turnout also.
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[L'Burg-Indictment]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenager faces a capital murder charge for a July murder in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 12]


The body of 21-year old Peter Spyropoulos (Spear-op-uh-lus) of Massachusetts was found July 12-th in a Burning car.

He had been shot to death.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Yesterday, a Lynchburg grand jury indicted 18-year old Darnell Willis Venable.
He was arrested July 24-th in Cambridge Massachusetts.
The two men apparently traveled together to Lynchburg the day before the murder, which authorities believe was moti

vated by robbery.[E-Fire-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-60]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!]


A five month investigation into the Church Avenue apartment fire brought an indictment and arrest yesterday.
The fire killed six people.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Prosecutors]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18; :01]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 8; :31]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=EE. News 7]

((Prosecutors still aren't saying how or why the fire happened, but they say they know who, charging Michael Jerrod Clements with murder and arson.

[SOT 17:52:48]
[IN Q=after reviewing]

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; AFTER REVIEWING ALL THE EVIDENE WE DETERMINED THAT WE COULD BRING FORTH SIX COUNTS OF WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY FELONY HOMICIDE, AND THE ONE COUNT OF ARSON, FOR WHICH MR. CLEMENTS COULD FACE A MAXIMUM OF SEVEN LIFE TERMS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=life terms]



When the fire broke out, many surivors thought it was an act of retaliation for the death of Kevin Jones, shot by Willie Caldwell just a few hours earlier... Caldwell argued self defense and last month a jury found him NOT guilty of murder.
Prosecutors aren't saying if there's a connection... but evidence from Caldwell's trial played a part in the indictments.

[SOT 17:53:10]
[IN Q=we had been]

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE HAD BEEN REVIEWING THE INVESTIGATION THE POLICE HAS CONDUCTED, I THINK WE SAID ALL ALONG THAT WE'D BEEN WAITING TO REVIEW SOME OF THE TESTIMONY IN THE WILLIE CALDWELL TRIAL, WE HAVE NOW REVIEWED THE TESTIMONY OF THOSE WITNESSES, AND FEEL THAT WE HAVE A SUFFICIENT CASE THAT WE CAN GO FORWARD ON THIS MATTER)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=on this matter]



While he faces a maximum of 7 life sentences if convicted on all charges, Clements is NOT charged with capital murder.
Nagel says he can't go into the details of the case to explain why, but capital murder was not an appropriate charge in this instance.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[MITCH]


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


Saying his country faces ``a panorama of death, desolation and ruin,'' the president of Honduras is appealing to the world for help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tegucigalpa, Honduras;]

[4:03:27]
More than 5- thousand are feared dead in floods and mudlsides triggered by Hurricane Mitch.
Rescue workers are battling to make their way to remote villages, but efforts are hampered by rising waters.
[SUPER=03-Northern Nicaragua;]

[4:05:14]
In neighboring Nicaragua, hundreds were buried by a mudslide.
A volcano's crater lake collapsed, sending a wall of mud and debris onto villages below.
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[SOT]

[4:01:58]
[IN Q=]

(( -PEDRO CHAMORRO, MINISTER "WE HAD A REGISTERED POPULATION OF 1800 PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THIS TOWN, 90 PERCENT OF THEM PERISHED IN THE LANDSCAPE. ))
[SUPER=01-Pedro Chamorro/Minister;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in the landscape.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Red Cross is tripling its appeal, it's now asking for nearly seven and a-half million dollars to help storm victims.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the V-M-I Keydets prepare for the arrival of some junior Brazilians.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=in a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
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[Microwave]
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[SUPER=201-Claudia Lambert/Election Chief;]
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(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Election))

[5-Ed-Center]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-27]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Voters in Halifax County will decide today if they are willing to pay more in real estate taxes to support the expansion of a continuing education center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


If passed, the bond referendum would raise one-point-seven-five million dollars to renovate an old tobacco warehouse into new home for the C-E-C.
That amount is half of what's actually needed for the project.
The rest will be raised through private donations.
The chairman of Halifax's educational foundation says the center has simply outgrown its current building.
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[SOT 7:23-:44]
[IN Q=This project is aimed]

((CHRIS LUMSDEN/HALIFAX EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: THIS PROJECT IS AIMED AT TAKING THE EXISTING CEC TO A HIGHER LEVEL AND IN DOING SO WE WILL BE OFFERING MORE COURSES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE, THAT ARE MORE AFFORDABLE, AND THAT ARE QUALITY COURSES FOR THE PEOPLE OF HALIFAX COUNTY AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Lumsden/Halifax Educational Foundation;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=Central Virginia as well.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the bond referendum fails, the educational foundation will go back to the drawing board for ideas on how to come up with the money.
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[E-Franklin-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Construction on the Rocky Mount welcome center is grinding to a halt without a leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


V-DOT handed over an extra 47-thousand-dollars to finish restoring the old railroad depot.
It's supposed to be a tourist welcome center.
The project started four years and more than 200-thousand-dollars back.
But before moving forward, town council must choose an organization to staff the place.
The town manager says a committee will make that choice in the next couple weeks.
The tourism advisory council asked county supervisors three months ago to hire a tourism director -- but they have received no response.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a certain body change and a gene could be warning signs for colon cancer.
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=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PREDICT WHO WILL GET COLON CANCER, AND WHO WON'T.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE PROCESS WORKS BY IDENTIFYING A CERTAIN CHANGE IN THE BODY INVOLVING THE GENE, I-G-F-2.
RESEARCHERS AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT THIS GENE WAS DEFECTIVE IN COLON CANCER PATIENTS.. AS WELL AS HEALTHY PEOPLE POSSIBLY AT RISK FOR GETTING THE DISEASE.
RESEARCHERS SAY THIS GENETIC MARKER COULD PREDICT UP TO 40-PERCENT OF FUTURE COLON CANCER CASES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED DRUG TO TREAT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS WINS APPROVAL FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
ENBREL WORKS BY ATTACKING A CERTAIN PROTEIN THAT CAUSES INFLAMMATION IN THE JOINTS.
A RECENT STUDY SHOWED THE DRUG SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED SYMPTOMS IN NEARLY 60-PERCENT OF THE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS TESTED.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AN EXPERIMENTAL AIDS THERAPY IS SHOWING AMAZING PROMISE.
ACCORDING TO A PRELIMINARY STUDY RELEASED IN THE JOURNAL, NATURE
MEDICINE... THE DRUG #T-20# CUT H-I-V LEVELS IN PATIENTS BY AS MUCH AS

99-PERCENT-- AND IT ONLY TOOK TWO WEEKS!
DRUGS CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET TAKE A MUCH LONGER TIME TO PRODUCE THOSE SAME RESULTS.//
VT=VO

((VO))
THE REASON SOME PEOPLE ARE OVERWEIGHT MAY HAVE A LOT TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM IN THE WOMB.
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL, PEDIATRICS, FOUND THAT UNDERWEIGHT NEWBORNS WHO BEGAN LIFE WITH LESS MUSCLE THAN OTHER BABIES... QUICKLY DEVELOPED MORE FAT.
RESEARCHERS THINK THESE NEWBORNS MAY BE COMPENSATING FOR THE LACK OF NUTRIENTS THEY RECEIVED AS A FETUS.
DOCTORS ARE ADVISING PARENTS NOT TO OVERFEED THEIR UNDERWEIGHT BABIES... SINCE IT MAY LEAD TO OBESITY.//
VT=VO

((vo?))
A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS TELEVISION COULD BE LINKED TO TEEN-AGE DRINKING--
APPARENTLY THE MORE T-V THEY WATCH, THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO HIT THE BOTTLE.
A STANFORD UNIVERSITY STUDY FOUND MUSIC VIDEOS TO BE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL--
TEENS WERE 31-PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DRINK ALCOHOL AFTER VIEWING SUCH PROGRAMS.
RESEARCHERS BLAME IT ON THE GLAMORIZED PORTRAYALS OF DRINKING IN THE MEDIA.
AND THAT IS ALOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcom Back]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly/McBroom;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=201-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District;]
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[TAPE TOSSES TO WEATHER!!!!]



[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


America goes to the polls this morning.
Among races in Virginia, voters will pick candidates in House of Representative races.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Across Central America, the victims of Hurricane Mitch and its aftermath are waiting for help.
The Red Cross is tripling its appeal for aid, to over seven million dollars.
The storm is blamed for thousands of deaths.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And testimony resumes today in Grayson County in the trial of a man accused of burning and beheading another man.
Yesterday the judge threatened to jail one of the prosecution's key witnesses in its case against Emmett Cressell, Junior.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, November 3rd.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Polling-Place]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


The polls just opened about a half hour ago, and Election '98 is officially under way this morning.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Kimberly/Microwave]


Kimberly McBroom is reporting from the polls at Fishburn Park Elementary School this morning, where she spoke earlier with six district Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Kimberly, is the Congressman still as confident as he's been in the last few days?
[Live=Kimberly Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly/McBroom;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]
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[SUPER=201-Velma Carroll/Poll Worker]




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[2-Elx-Coverage]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

For the latest election results this evening -- stay tuned to News 7.
We'll have live election reports in all of our newscasts, and once the polls close, we will bring you the very latest results, and reaction to key races throughout the evening.


[2-L'Burg-Indictment]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenager has been charged with a July murder in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 12]


The body of 21-year old Peter Spyropoulos (Spear-op-uh-lus) of Massachusetts was founbd July 12-th in a Burning car.
He has been shot to death.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Yesterday, a Lynchburg grand jury indicted 18-year old Darnell Willis Venable.
He was arrested on July 24-th in Cambridge Massachusetts.
The two men apparently traveled together to Lynchburg the day before the murder, which authorities believe was moti

vated by robbery.[E-Park-Indictments]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-57 1:41:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

17 felony and three misdemeanor warrants will be served this week to people who allegedly had sex in a couple of Roanoke city parks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The grand jury today returned the 20 indictments. 17 were for solicitation, two for sexual battery and one for indecent exposure. Prosecutors say serving the warrants will not be a problem.
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[SOT=04:27:16]
[IN Q=I DON'T ANTICIPATE]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Atty.;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=PART OF THE CASE.]
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[VO-NAT]

A mother's complaints about scattered condom wrappers and sexual activity in her neighborhood park led to an investigation. Police say Wasena and Smith parks are being used as meeting places for men to have sex with one another.
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[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-75 29:15]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


A Grayson County judge today threatened to jail one of the prosecution's key witnesses in its case against Emmett Cressell, Junior.
Cressell is accused of killing former marine-Garnett Johnson.
Louise Anderson was threatened with contempt of court when she refused to elaborate on the extent of her relationship with co-defendantt Louis (Louie) Ceparano.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :00]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT-Q=TH, N7]



[Pitts-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Halloween fight ended in an apparent murder in Pittsylvania County.
37-year old Kenneth Waddell Carter died early yesterday morning at Danville Regional Medical Center.
He was taken there Saturday night after suffering a puncture wound to the left thigh.
He received the fatal injury during a party in Chatham that got out of hand.



[2-MITCH]


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


It's being called a disaster of staggering proportions.
Thousands are feared dead in Central America in flooding and mudslides triggered by former hurricane Mitch.
One landslide in Nicaragua is believed to have killed up to 15-hundred.
In in neighboring Honoduras officials estimate more than 5-thousand have died.
Manuel Gallegus files this report and we want to warn you some of the video is graphic.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:01:58]
[IN Q=In the aftermath]
[SUPER=01-Pedro Chamorro/Minister of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles; ]

((
IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MITCH, EVERYWHERE THERE IS DEATH AND
CHAOS.

THE MOST CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATES PLACE THE NUMBER OF DEAD ABOVE
7-THOUSAND ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA.

IN NICARAGUA, ENTIRE COMMUNITIES ARE BURIED FROM SEVERE FLOODING AND
MASSIVE MUDSLIDES. . .

--sot-se fue, se fue



IN MANY PLACES THE GROUND IS TOO UNSTABLE FOR RESCUERS TO EVEN GO IN
TO HELP.

SURVIVORS ARE OVERWHELMED BY CORPSES AND THE INJURED.

--SOT-PEDRO CHAMORRO, MINISTER


"we had a registered population of 1800 people who lived in this
town, 90 percent of them perished in the landscape.

IN HONDURAS, LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ALSO ESTIMATE THOUSANDS WERE
KILLED..
HONDURAN PRESIDENT FLORES FACUSSE CALLED THE DISASTER A " PANORAMA OF
DEATH AND DESOLATION" AND PLEADED FOR INTERNATIONAL AID.


AT ITS PEAK, HURRICANE MITCH TOPPED WINDS OF 180 MILES PER HOUR. THE
STORM DROPPED FOUR FEET OF RAIN IN TWO DAYS.. AND KILLED PEOPLE IN
GUATEMALA AND EL SALVADOR, AND IN MEXICO BEFORE BREAKING-UP ACROSS
SOUTHERN
MEXICO.

THE FLOOD WATERS ARE RECEEDING NOW, BUT WHAT THEY REVEAL IS
DEVASTATING.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[KANSAS-FLOODING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding ]


In Oklahoma, searchers have found the body of a pregnant 19-year-old.
She'd been missing since high waters washed her car a off a road on Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winfield, KS;]


Flooding forced the evacuation of hundreds in Oklahoma and Kansas.
And while most of the floodwaters are slowly receding, the worst may be yet to come for the city of Winfield, Kansas.
Residents spent yesterday sandbagging.
Two Rivers, the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers are expected to crest today.
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[WRITER=spa]
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[Microwave]
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[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=201-David Bowers/(D) Congressional Candidate;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]



(Possible VO Cover if fed back)



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Election))

[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


President Clinton isn't ruling out the use of force, in response to Iraq's decision to suspend cooperation with U-N weapons inspectors.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The president met with his national security team yesterday to review America's response to the crisis.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:16:33]
[IN Q=]

((CLINTON:'FOR IRAQ, THE ONLY PATH TO LIFTING SANCTIONS IS WITH COMPLETE COOPERATION WITH THE WEAPONS INSPECTIONS, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS, RUN-AROUNDS OR ROADBLOCKS. ))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=run arounds or roadblocks. ]
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[VO-NAT]

[yesterday's 10 newspath 10:04:44]
The President has sent Defense Secretary William Cohen overseas to meet with European and Persian Gulf allies.
Meanwhile, the U-N Security Council has started discussing a draft resolution ordering Iraq to allow inspections.
It could include language giving the U-S and its allies the green light for military action.
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[ANTHRAX-SCARE]


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


The F-B-I is searching for suspects in anthrax scares at several abortion clinics.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toledo, OH;]

[4:19:20]
It happened over the weekend in four states.
At least eight abortion clinics received threatening letters or suspicious packages.
Though most of the letters appeared to be a hoax, a clinic in Toledo, Ohio feared a letter received yesterday might indeed contain anthrax b.
The letter was left unopened, and the F-B-I was called in.
All the envelopes suspicious envolopes were postmarked from Cincinnati.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Troy Aikman returns just in time to blank the Eagles.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=out and vote.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

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


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


A teenager faces a capital murder charge in the death of a Massachusetts man.
21-year old Peter Spyropoulos was found dead in a burning car in Lynchburg on July Twelth.
A Lynchburg grand jury indicted 18-year old Darnell Willis Venable yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=MElanie]


Roanoke prosecutors think they know who started the May fire on Church Avenue that killed six people.
They're charging Michael Jarrodd Clements with murder and arson.
If he's convicted on all charges, Clements faces a maximum of seven life sentences.
Prosecutors say a capital murder charge was not appropriate in this case.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


And the polls are open and will stay open until seven this evening.
Turnout, however, is expected to be low.
Experts say many people don't vote, unless a Presidential election is involved.
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
(Patrick mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/PEV]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Patrick and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]