[7-81-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A tractor trailer accident has closed part of Interstate 81 until at least 8 a-m.
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A truck carrying apples overturned near Mile Marker 162 in Botetourt County-- that's near the Buchanan exit.
Both northbound lanes are closed while the mess is cleaned up.
Traffic is being re-routed onto Route 11 at Exit 156.
Some diesel fuel was leaking from the rig and crews are working to contain the spill.
No one was hurt.
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[7-E-Goodlatte-Gambling]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:38:37]
[GRAPHIC=Internet Gambling]


Congressman Bob Goodlatte is leading efforts in Congress to restrict on-line gambling on the Internet. Rick Boucher is one of the main co-sponsors of Goodlatte's new bill.
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[VO-NAT]


There are many gambling sites on the "Net", frequently from locations outside U-S borders.
Goodlatte and other sponsors say their bill gives law enforcement the tools it needs to crack down on illegal Internet gambling operations.
Goodlatte has sponsored a similar bill before, but it never came up for a vote.
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[7-E-Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-32 32:54]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]

Halloween celebrations are now a day earlier in three more localities.
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[VO-NAT]

Salem, Vinton, Roanoke City and Roanoke County leaders have all decided that trick-or-treating will occur on Saturday October 30th instead of on the true holiday. They also say all the little monsters should come out between five-thirty and eight-thirty for safety. They made the change under pressure from teachers and religious leaders.
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[SOT 14:44:56]
[SOT 14:45:08]
[IN Q=Little by little]

((LITTLE BY LITTLE, MORE AND MORE TIME HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IS ALL ABOUT -- WORSHIPPING THE LORD. BUTT BUTT BUTT IF WE DON'T SAY SOMETHING NOW, SOON ALL SUNDAY WILL BE CONSUMED BY WORLDLY ACTIVITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Roy Kanode/Ridgewood Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=WORLDLY ACTIVITIES]
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[TAKE PRE PRO FULL]
So here's the list of all the communities observing Halloween on the 30th ... Bath, Carroll, Craig, Giles and Henry Counties. [Next page]
Martinsville, Pulaski, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem and Vinton. [Next Page]
For a complete and updated list, you can check our home page any time .. at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[7-E-Evangel-Church]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:42:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke county community is concerned about a new church moving into their neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


They're worried about the size of what will be Gateway Foursquare Church.
Plans call for a 40-thousand square-foot campus ... including a gym, jogging track and T-V studio in the Clearbrook neighborhood.
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[SOT 44:15]
[IN Q=this is not]

((HOLLY ALOUF/RESIDENT: THIS IS NOT SOME LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH. THIS IS GOING TO BE LIKE FIRST BAPTIST DOWNTOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Hollie Alouf/Resident]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=DOWNTOWN]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now the church is in Roanoke city and is called Evangel Foursquare.
Its pastor said plans for the new building already have changed to keep traffic off country roads.
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[SOT 38:15]
[IN Q=in my opinion]

((KEN WRIGHT: IN MY OPINION, THE CHURCH IS THE GREATEST ADDITION A COMMUNITY COULD EVER HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Ken Wright/Evangel Foursquare Church;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=ever have]
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[VO-NAT]


Reverend Wright hopes the church can be built by next fall.
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[7Weather]


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Let's take a look now at your Friday forecast... Expect a sunny day with warmer temperatures reaching the upper 60s. Tonight will be partly cloudy and colder. Temperatures dip into the low 40s.

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[45-Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-45 25:56]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


Across the country people are being murdered or injured by people they thought would protect them.
One local organization is joining forces with the community to raise awareness about Domestic violence.
Joy Sutton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Dozens of families]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Coles/Domestic Abuse Survivor; :17]
[SUPER=04-February 24, 1999; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP; :57]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke]
( ( Dozens of families gathered at a candlelight service to remember those murdered at the hands of a loved one and to

show support for those who have survived family violence.
Brenda Coles is a survivor of domestic violence and she came out to tell other victims they too can get out.
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[SOT 1:43:17]
[IN Q=A woman feels as if]

((BRENDA COLES/DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVOR:A WOMEN FEELS AS IF HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN HER LIFE AND SHE CAN'T DO IT HERSELF. SHE CAN DO IT, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT, IT'S NOT EASY, BUT IT CAN BE DONE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=but it can be done]


But some victims aren't as lucky as Coles. Just a few months ago in Lynchburg a domestic dispute turned deadly-- when a man shot a killed his ex-girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.
In 1998 alone 110 people were killed in Virginia as a result of domestic violence.
TAP Women's Resource Center held the candlelight service in hopes of making a difference -- and to reach out to the youth who are often victims themselves.
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[SOT 1:18:53]
[IN Q=It causes children]

((ELLEN BROWN/TAP :IT CAUSES CHILDREN TO HAVE DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS, TO ACT OUT VIOLENTLY THEMSELVES AT VERY YOUNG AGES AT PRESCHOOL AGE)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=preschool age]


And through programs like this aimed at the youth, the center hopes to help break the cycle of abuse that's affecting one out every three families in America.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[45-E-Danville-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:05:05]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


Around 90 drug dealers are out of business and facing criminal charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The arrests marked the end of "Operation Street Sweep" ... a 14-month undercover investigation by police.
Authorities say most of the charges came from one undercover officer who bought drugs from dealers on the street.

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[SOT 15:21:36 - :46]
[IN Q=On a local level,]

((T. NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: ON A LOCAL LEVEL, THESE STREET DEALERS ARE THE ONES THAT CAUSE US THE MAJOR PROBLEMS. THAT'S WHERE YOU HAVE THE TURF BATTLES AND THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS AND THE RIPOFFS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))


[SUPER=01-T. Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the ripoffs, and things like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say most of the defendants are charged with selling cocaine.
13 of them are under 18.
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[45-Ali-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A settlement has been reached in the legal fight over the life story of boxing champ Muhammed Ali.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 9;]

[TAPE 99-21]
One round was fought in Roanoke Federal Court last June.
Attorneys for Columbia pictures defended their right to make a film about Ali, starring actor Will Smith.
Two of his former associates- -from the days when Ali lived in Nelson County, Virginia- had filed a 3 million dollar lawsuit, claiming they SHARE the rights to Ali's story.
In a joint statement, Ali and the men say the suit was settled on confidential terms.
Filming is set to begin next year.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a moment now to check the Friday forecast...
Sunny and mild today, with a southwest breeze and highs in the upper 60s.
But clouding up a bit tonight and turning colder with lows in the lower 40s.
The weekend outlook is windy and unseasonably cool...with highs around 50...lows dropping into the 30s.
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[8-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]



One lane has reopened on a part of I-81 that was closed this morning because of a tractor trailer accident.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
A truck carrying apples overturned near Mile Marker 162 in Botetourt County-- that's near the Buchanan exit.
Also, some diesel fuel was leaking from the rig and crews were working to contain the spill and clean up the mess.

No one was hurt.
State police say the right northbound lane has reopened for traffic.
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[8-E-Danville-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:05:05]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


Operation Street Sweep has lead to dozens of more arrests in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


90 drug dealers now face criminal charges.
It marks the end of the 14-month undercover investigation by police.
Authorities say most of the charges came from one undercover officer who bought drugs from dealers on the street.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:21:36 - :46]
[IN Q=On a local level,]

((T. NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: ON A LOCAL LEVEL, THESE STREET DEALERS ARE THE ONES THAT CAUSE US THE MAJOR PROBLEMS. THAT'S WHERE YOU HAVE THE TURF BATTLES AND THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS AND THE RIPOFFS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))


[SUPER=01-T. Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the ripoffs, and things like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say most of the defendants are charged with selling cocaine.
13 of them are under 18.
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[8-Radford-Trainer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A teacher's aide at Radford High School is charged with sodomizing a 14 year old boy.
43-year old Cotton Lee Easter of (Cain-uh) Cana was arrested yesterday afternoon.
Police would NOT say if the boy was one of Easter's students.
Easter is a teacher's aide in special education at the high school and is also a football trainer.

[8-E-Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-32 32:54]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


More localities are opting to celebrate Halloween on Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]

Salem, Vinton, Roanoke City and Roanoke County leaders have all decided that trick-or-treating will occur on Saturday October 30th instead of on the true holiday. They also say all the little monsters should come out between five-thirty and eight-thirty for safety. They made the change under pressure from teachers and religious leaders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:44:56]
[SOT 14:45:08]
[IN Q=Little by little]

((LITTLE BY LITTLE, MORE AND MORE TIME HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IS ALL ABOUT -- WORSHIPPING THE LORD. BUTT BUTT BUTT IF WE DON'T SAY SOMETHING NOW, SOON ALL SUNDAY WILL BE CONSUMED BY WORLDLY ACTIVITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Roy Kanode/Ridgewood Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=WORLDLY ACTIVITIES]
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PRE PRO FULL]
So here's the list of all the communities observing Halloween on he 30th ... Bath, Carroll, Craig, Giles and Henry Counties. [Next page]
Martinsville, Pulaski, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem and Vinton. [Next Page]
For a complete and updated list, you can check our home page any time .. at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[8-L'Burg-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay activist minister Mel White will meet tomorrow in Lynchburg.
The meeting at Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church is to promote peace and tolerance among conservative Christians and gays.
But outside the meeting, anti-gay activist Fred Phelps said he plans to (quote) ``be in their faces.''
Also showing up will be gay rights activist Bob Kunst of the Oral Majority.

[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Before we finish the morning updates...here's one more look at today's weather.
Sunny, breezy, and mild, with highs in the upper 60s.
But the winds will shift to the northwest tonight, with lows in the lower 40s under partly cloudy skies.
The extended outlook promises a mix of sun and clouds, along with very cold winds.
Highs near 50....lows falling into the 30s.

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