[School-threat]

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It's been six months since the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School.
Today there are new fears following the arrest of another Columbine student.
Brian Maas has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Brian Maas/Reporting;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A hearing for the student under arrest is scheduled for tomorrow.
Nearly 25 percent of the students at Columbine stayed home from school yesterday, fearing something might happen.


[Liberty-Rally]


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Hundreds of students, teachers and parents showed up at Liberty High School for a "Rally Around the Promise".
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There were enough of them to encircle the entire school. Organizers say the third in a series of anti- violence rallies helps build morale among the students.
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((JOHN EGGLESTON/RALLY ORGANIZER: THESE THINGS HELP BECAUSE THEY REMEMBER, THEY REMEMBER THE CAMARADERIE, THE TOGETHERNESS, THE ENJOYMENT OF LAUGHING AND BEING OUT IN FRONT, OF YOU GUYS COMING OUT AND GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW EVERYBODY OUT THERE THAT 'HEY, WE ARE TOGETHER', SO I MEAN IT DOES A LOT FOR US.))
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Eggleston and the students began their anti- violence rallies after the shooting death of Liberty High student Jamelle Poindexter.
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[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Carroll County authorities continue to search for a bank robber.
The B-B and T bank in Cana was held up at about 2-30 yesterday.
The robber handed the teller a note demanding money.
A weapon was never shown.
The suspect then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash- Police say he was driving a black Toyota pickup headed towards North Carolina. [++++++++++] [TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] He is described as a white male, six feet tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a tee shirt, jeans, and a tan baseball cap. [TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] If you have any information you can call the Carroll County Sheriffs Office at 540-728-4146 or the Twin County Crimestoppers at 540-236-7300. [++++++++++]


[Robbery-Suspect]


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Meantime, Authorities in Henry County have been successful in catching a man who they say robbed and tied up a woman earlier this week in her apartment.
Nicholas Apollo Streeter of Pen-hook is charged with four felonies, including abduction, stealing her money and car.
He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.

[Giles-Prosecutor]


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Garland Spangler MAY withdraw from the Giles County prosecutor race.
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Spangler says he's currently talking with friends and family about possibly withdrawing from the race.
It's too late to have Spangler's name removed from the ballot-- so Giles residents could still vote for him which is why Spangler says he'll go public with his decision soon.
Spangler says the past two years have been difficult-- citing publicity surrounding his job as prosecutor.
Earlier this year-- a three judge panel reprimanded Spangler for mishandling several criminal cases while prosecutor.
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Spangler is being challenged by attorneys Patrick Muldoon and Phillip Steele.

[Trade-Protest]


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Southside textile workers are afraid they'll lose their jobs if 2 new bills before Congress are passed.
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Dozens of apparel workers gathered in Danville to protest two bills before the Senate that would lower tariffs on African and Caribbean textiles.
They hoped to send a message to Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner to reject the proposals.
Workers say NAFTA has already put 400-thousand Americans out of work. They're afraid the new trade proposal means more layoffs.
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((MYRTLE FITZGERALD: THIS NAFTA HAS REALLY AFFECTED OUR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA WITHIN A 25 MILE RADIUS, WE HAVE LOST HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO NAFTA. AND WHEN I GO TO WORK TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT I CAN GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND HAVE A JOB.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Senator Robb's spokeswoman said he would work to protect jobs. But he supports a version of the trade proposal that requires foreign sewing operations to use American fabrics.

[Halloween]


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Trick or Treaters in the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County will head out a day early this year. The city and county along with the following areas will observe Halloween Saturday, October 30-th: [++++++++] [TAKE PRE PRO FULL]
Bath, Carroll, Craig, Giles, Henry County, Martinsville, Pulaski, and Roanoke City are all observing Halloween on October 30-th. [+++++++] [take web address full]
You can find the complete list on our home page at WDBJ7.com [+++++++]






[Factory-fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A factory fire in the west bank has killed fourteen Palestinian workers.
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[VO-NAT]
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The blaze was set off by an explosion at an unlicensed lighter factory.
Dozens of rescuer workers were injured -- overcome by smoke inhalation as they tried to reach the people trapped inside.
Emergency officials worked for about two hours to extinguish the fire.
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[Dead-birds]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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Thousands of birds have turned up dead in Illinois.
And officials believe they know what killed them.
They're looking into whether a farmer intentionally left insecticide tainted grain in his fields.
Jason Whitley reports experts fear the number of dead wildlife could grown.
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(( At first glance..it's difficult to believe what you're seeing here. More than 27-thousand birds...lie dead on this Illinois wheat field. Poisoned by the seeds they ate.
Most of the dead are red winged black birds. This is what they ate. It's a winter wheat seeds...apparently mixed with an insecticide called Furidan. Police say it was improperly used.

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Only two of the more than 27-thousand birds survived the deadly dinner. One is a red winged black bird. It apparently didn't eat a lethal dose. The other is a young red tail hawk. It threw up the carcass of a poisoned bird. Both should recover. But with such a mass killing...experts fear the number of wildlife that will eventually be affected...will only grow.

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Right now...it's still unclear if the poisoning was an accident or intentional. But since...almost all of the affected birds are protected by state and federal law. Investigators say it is likely someone will face charges in this case. JW, for CBS News, St. Louis))

[Deer-Virus]


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A virus that's killing deer in Virginia has many deer hunters worried, but officials say the virus is not harmful to humans, pets, and livestock.
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The Game and Inland Fisheries Department emphasizes the disease won't affect people - even if they eat the meat of a deer with the virus.
For the last week or so the organization has been receiving a number of phone calls about the virus.
Officials say a biting fly transmits the disease to the deer, causing the heart and lung muscles to hemorrhage in white tail deer.

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[Pinky-court]


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She played Fonzie's girlfriend Pinky Tuscadero on the T-V sitcom Happy Days.
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[3:29:48]
But things are anything but happy these days for actress Roz Kelly.
Kelly has been sentenced to three years felony probation for firing a shotgun at her neighbors home.
She fired the shots after she was repeatedly awakened by a fire alarm.
Kelly pleaded no contest to the shooting in July.
She's also ordered to pay restitution and to get psychiatric counseling.
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[Employment-Center]


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If you're looking for a job, there's a place you can go in Roanoke for one- stop help.
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It's the Resource Center at the Virginia Employment Commission.
You can get on the Internet and search the job market.
Once you find something, you can use V-E-C's word-processing software to perfect your resume, make copies, send out a FAX, and call an employer to set up an interview.
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((I JUST STARTED USING IT ABOUT A MONTH AGO, WHEN I LOST MY JOB. SO, I CAME DOWN AND STARTED SEARCHING, JUST GETTING REFERRALS AND GOING ON INTERVIEWS AND STUFF.))
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The V-E-C staff will also help you draft a resume, help you navigate the "net," and get the word out that YOU need a job.
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[digital-radio]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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You've been hearing a lot about digital television.
Now comes digital radio.
The Federal Communications Commission today began hearings on a radio revolution seen as the biggest thing since the transistor.
Digital radio holds the promise of top quality sound on A-M and F-M, with a lot more space for broadcasters and more programming choices for you.

[Whales-freed]


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In June, two male pilot whales beached themselves on Cape Cod.
Experts believe they came ashore because one of them was sick.
The Mystic Aquarium in Conneticut has been taking care of them and felt it was time to set them free.
Barbara Pinto has the story.
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The mystic aquarium is allowing people to track the whales on its internet site, yet can get to it by clicking on OU

R website WDBJ7.com, then click on to webwatch.[Warrick]


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A Florida judge is expected to rule on the plea agreement of Florida State wide receiver Peter Warrick today.


The team's coach Bobby Bowden had said Warrick would be reinstated if the felony theft charge was dropped to a misdemeanor.
But, F-S-U's president is balking at a proposed deal that could have the receiver back in action this Saturday.
Warrick was suspended October seventh following his arrest on a felony grand theft charge.
His football future is still unclear even after a plea agreement was reached.









[S-Suggs]


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After last Saturday's 62 to nothing blowout of Syracuse, the Virginia Tech Hokies are enjoying a week off the grid iron.
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The team has spent this week practicing inside Rector Field house. The break has come at a good time for several Hokies including Lee Suggs, who had a procedure done on his knee to have fluid drained.
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[Tech-Start]


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Next Saturday October 30th, the Hokies travel to Pennsylvania to take on Pitt.
Hokie fans can get back into the action as fourth ranked Tech returns to the field on national television.
The game will now begin at 7-oh-five p-m and televised on E-S-P-N-2.
Originally, the game's start time was set at 3:30.
It was changed to 6, and now to 7-oh-five.



[S-Hokies]


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On to the hardwood, Tech's Men's and Women's round ball programs are about a week into preparations for the coming season.
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The Lady Hokies held their fourth workout yesterday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
Tech returns three starters from last year's N-C-Double-A Sweet 16 team that won a school-record 28 games.
But of the eleven players on the roster, seven of them have not received significant college basketball minutes.


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[VO-NAT CON'T]


Count on former Lord Botetourt star Sarah Hicks to play a substantial role this season.
Former Glenvar standout Katrina Williams should also see time on a team that knows there is a big bull's eye across its jersey.
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The Lady Hokies open the season November 15th at home against the Liberty Flames in the pre-season N-I-T. (------------)