[7-E-McCain]

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As Virginians head to the polls today, George W. Bush is the expected winner of the Republican presidential primary here in the state.
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The John McCain camp may see the fallout of yesterday's attacks on televangelist Pat Robertson and Lynchburg minister Doctor Jerry Falwell during a rally in Virginia Beach.
It's the latest chapter in a battle that dates back to 19-95.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[IN Q=McCain chose]
[SUPER=203-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :05]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia; :49]
[SUPER=201-Gov. Jim Gilmore; 1:05]
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(( McCain chose a high school gym in the Christian Coalition's back yard to fire back.
[SOT 10:15:46]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NEITHER PARTY SHOULD BE DEFINED BY PANDERING TO THE OUTER REACHES OF AMERICAN POLITICS AND THE AGENTS OF INTOLERANCE WHETHER THEY BE LOUIS FARRAKHAN OR AL SHARPTON ON THE LEFT, OR PAT ROBERTSON OR JERRY FALWELL ON THE RIGHT.)) [RUNS :14]
McCain lumped Falwell in with Robertson, accusing both of distorting his record, particularly on abortion, motivated by power and ambition.
But he singled out Robertson's efforts in Michigan.
[SOT TAPE THREE 11:02:56]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WHERE HE MAKES PHONE CALLS WITH HIS VOICE, SAYING THAT WARREN RUDMAN, WHO SERVED IN KOREA, WHO SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, CALLING HIM A VICIOUS BIGOT. I AM SURE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA WILL REJECT THE PRACTICE OF SUCH POLITICS.)) [RUNS :19]
[SOT 11:37:35]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: MUCH AS I WANTED TO BE AN OLD NAVAL AVIATOR AND RESPECT HIM, I'M NOT SO SURE FIRING HEAT-SEEKING MISSILES UP THE TAILPIPE OF A LOT OF FOLKS IS A WAY TO DEAL WITH IT.)) [RUNS :09 ]
The so-called Warner-Gilmore machine rallied.
Governor Jim Gilmore said Pat Robertson's his friend... and a major donor.
[SOT 11:37:06]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS SERIES OF ATTACKS, I THINK IT'S DREADFUL. FOR SOMEONE TO COME IN AND TRY TO GET ONE VIRGINIAN TO TURN AGAINST ANOTHER VIRGINIAN, FOR THEIR OWN EXPLOITATION, I THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE SITUATION.)) [RUNS :14 ]
[standup]
Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition responds that it will "rise above this transparent effort to divide one American from another on the basis of religion."
It predicts a record turnout of its followers.
56 delegates are at stake in Virginia.
That's the largest single group going to any one candidate so far.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) [WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Before McCain's attack on Robertson and Falwell, U-S Senate candidate George Allen and Attorney General Mark Earley were in Roanoke -rallying support for George W. Bush.
The two said they're NOT concerned about Democrats and Independents voting in today's Republican primary.
Allen also said while he favors Bush - he thinks Bush- AND McCain - are far superior for president than Democrat candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley.
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Here's a look at your Tuesday forecast.
Mostly sunny today with some light winds.
Highs in the low to mid 60s.
Tonight, becoming partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.
The extended forecast...
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[45-E-Bedford-Supers]


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Another curve in the effort to rename part of Route 460 in Bedford for Martin Luther King Junior.
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A standing-room only crowd turned out in support of the measure at the Bedford County board of supervisors meeting last night.
Though King never set foot in Bedford, supporters say his impact was felt there and all over the country.
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[SOT 00:16:59]
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((REV. I.L. WARD/BEDFORD NAACP PRESIDENT: IT WOULD BE JUST AS WRONG NOT TO HONOR THOSE BRAVE MEN FROM BEDFORD, VIRGINIA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WHO DIED DURING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY ONLY IN THEIR NATIVE COUNTY OR CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. I. L. Ward/Bedford NAACP President]
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Bedford city council has already passed a resolution in favor of re-naming 460. It was asking supervisors to do the same.
But county officials declined to act after being told most of the road was in the city and it was the CITY's decision alone whether to re-NAME it.
State law says localities have the right to RENAME streets... bestowing an HONORARY designation must be approved by the STATE.
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[45-E-Blacksburg-Fight]


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A Virginia Tech student has died from injuries he sustained in a fight over the weekend in Blacksburg.
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29-year-old Thomas L. Hyman was severely beaten early Sunday morning, after he entered this student house on East Roanoke Street.
Police have not said what caused the fight or what Hyman was doing at the house.
Hyman was a resident advisor in a dormitory at Lee Hall.
He was a senior finance major from Saltville who had alternated between working and going to college since the late eighties.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
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[45-E-Bassett-Student-Funeral]


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In Martinsville, family, friends and classmates said a final goodbye to a Bassett High School student.
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Close to a thousand people attended 14-year old Tiffany Craighead's funeral yesterday.
Tiffany died in class last week from congestive heart failure.
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[SOT 1:36:50]
[IN Q=Just knowing]

((MARIO HAIRSTON/FRIEND: JUST KNOWING HER FOR SO LONG.. NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN. LOUVENIA ROSS/COUSIN: SHE MADE AN IMPRESSION ON EVERYBODY. GOD LOVED HER BEST.))
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[SUPER=01-Louvenia Ross/Cousin; :14]
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Tiffany had a history of heart trouble.
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[45-E-Flag-Ventura]


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It's now a verbal war between Minnesota and Virginia over a civil war battle flag.
The Virginia Senate and Civil War re-enactors have asked Minnesota to
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return the 28-th Virginia Regiment's battle flag.
The blood-soaked, bullet-pierced flag was captured by a Minnesota Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg in 18-63.
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But Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura says the flag's staying put - with the Minnesota Historical Society.



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Taking a break from the news to check today's forecast...
Mostly sunny with light wind and highs in the low to mid 60s.
Becoming partly cloudy overnight with lows of 30 to 35.
The five day forecast includes partly cloudy skies, with highs averaging in the 60s.
Our next chance of rain isn't likely before Friday.
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The resignations of former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant Bill Brown has caused a gap between residents and members of town council.
This has led residents to demand changes.
Now, three candidates plan to run for council.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/February 15; :00]
[SUPER=10-Lisa Foutz/Ricky Foutz's Wife/Dec. 12, 1999; :16]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Sanders/Council Candidate; :41]
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Council Candidate; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Don Davis/Town Council Member; 1:37]
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(([00-04 21:31] Vinton town council meetings have turned into shouting matches between Foutz supporters and council members ever since Foutz and Brown resigned. Some residents have vowed to make sure there are changes come election time -- Ricky Foutz's wife is one of them.
[99-51 00:16:03]
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((LISA FOUTZ: COME MAY THERE IS GOING TO BE A CHANGE YOU WON'T BE SITTING UP THERE AND I WILL PERSONALLY HEAD UP A CAMPAIGN AGAINST YOU.))
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And Wendell Sanders agrees that there needs to be a change, that's why he has decided to run for a seat on town council. [foutz vids DO NOT USE PICS OF JOY 99-45 48:16] He says one of the main reasons he's running is because he didn't like the way council dealt with Foutz.


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((WENDELL SANDERS/TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I'M FOR JUSTICE AND I SEE JUSTICE WAS NOT PROPERLY SERVED ON OUR TOWN SO THIS WAS MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT IN GETTING TO RUN FOR OUR TOWN COUNCIL.))
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On the other hand council candidate Brad Grose feels the Foutz situation should be laid to rest. Grose says his main concerns are bringing economic development, and making the council and residents work together rather than fight each other.

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((BRAD GROSE/TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I LIKE OUR CITIZENS TO FEEL THAT THEY CAN COME TO TOWN COUNCIL AND FREELY AND OPENLY EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS.))
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[USE VIDEO OF DON DAVIS ON COUNCIL] Current council member Don Davis knows first hand what it feels like to deal with the controversy over Foutz. Davis is running for mayor and says he can bring change to council by having a liaison -- a person to inform council about potential problems within departments to avoid future problems.

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((DON DAVIS/COUNCIL MEMBER: WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AND OUR OTHER MEETINGS SO WE CAN BE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE.))
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And if other residents want change they have until March 7th to throw their hat into the ring. Kate Weidaw News 7 Vinton.))

[8-E-NR-Foundry]


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It's clean up time for a foundry in Radford.
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Intermet New River Foundry says it's investing three-million dollars to reduce dust emissions from the plant.
The improvements are already underway.
Neighbors of the foundry have complained for years that smoke from the plant coats their homes and cars with black soot.
Radford City Council drafted a resolution last night asking the foundry to put a quick stop to the pollution.
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Let's check out the Tuesday forecast...
Mostly sunny with light winds today and highs in the low to mid 60s.
Becoming partly cloudy tonight with lows in the 30s.
The five day forecast includes partly cloudy skies, with highs averaging in the 60s.
Our next chance of rain isn't likely before Friday.
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