President Clinton is on what might be his last European trip AS President.
A primary focus of the journey-- to hold mideast peace talks with the Israeli Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, Mr. Clinton kicked off the week- long trip in Portugal today.
Bill Plante reports.
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Next week Republicans will decide how they will choose their 2001 candidate for governor either by primary or convention.
It could mean the difference in which Republican heads up the ticket.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( All things may now be equal between the Attorney General and the Lieutenant Governor... both Republican... both seeking the top job next year.
But how the GOP candidate for governor is nominated may make a difference.
Analysts think Mark Earley's supporters could sway a convention his way.
John Hager's lieutenant governor job is only part time-- meaning he might have the advantage of campaign time if there's a primary.
((JOHN HAGER: YOU KNOW, THE PRIMARY BRINGS THE BEST OUT. YOU GOT TO GO OUT AND WORK HARD. I GO ALL OVER THE STATE AND WORK VERY HARD WITH THE PEOPLE.))
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Earley says he doesn't care.
But he says Democrat Mark Warner does.
Warner's ready to spend a good chunk of his multi-millions -- with NO opponent on the Democratic side now.
So Warner might like to see Republicans have a costly spring primary.
((MARK EARLEY: AND I THINK WHERE NO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE WANTS TO BE IN LATE JUNE AND EARLY JULY IS HAVING SPENT ALL THEIR MONEY WITH A 20 MILLION DOLLAR TV CAMPAIGN COMING YOUR WAY IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS.))
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((BOB HOLSWORTH: SO VERY INTERESTING THAT THE REPUBLICAN SORT OF HEAVYWEIGHTS IN THE CONGRESSIONAL AND SENATORIAL RANKS WOULD WEIGH IN ON THE SIDE OF A PRIMARY.))
The last man to face Mark Warner's millions has weighed in for a primary.
Senator John Warner and three congressional Republicans say it would increase interest and galvanize the grass roots.
The man who favored and got a presidential primary in Virginia say he has NO preference.
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NO. None at all? NONE AT ALL.))
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So, now it's up to the members of the Republican state central committee, who decide next Friday how they pick a candidate in 2001.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Richmond.))
Former Governor and U-S Senate Candidate George Allen is staying neutral for now in the debate over the GOP nomination for Governor.
Allen was campaigning in Roanoke on Friday.
In an interview Allen said he generally favors primaries because they involve more people in the party and the political process... but he hasn't taken a public position in the current discussion.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M SURE THE STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE WILL BE HAGGLING OVER THIS, LOOKING AT THE MERITS AND THE DEMERITS AND ATTRIBUTES OF EACH WAY OF NOMINATING, BUT I'M CONFIDENT WE'LL END UP WITH A GOOD NOMINEE BECAUSE THE TWO PEOPLE RUNNING ARE BOTH OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS.))
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Allen will receive the party's nomination for the U-S Senate as the state GOP convention concludes Saturday in Virginia Beach.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is home today nursing broken bones after suffering injuries at National D-Day memorial dedication in Bedford.
The sixth district Republican apparently slipped on wet stairs after addressing the crowd.
The foundation is now looking into making some changes to Victory Plaza.
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((RICHARD BURROW/PRES. D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: THE POLISHED GRANITE THAT'S ON THE FLOOR OF THE PLAZA GETS REALLY SLICK AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO UNPOLISHED IT BY SHOOTING IT WITH SAND SANDBLAST IT TO TAKE THE EDGE ON IT WHICH IS ASHAMED BECAUSE THE POLISH SET OFF THE NAMES OF THE BEACHES, BUT WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT PEOPLE GETTING HURT.))
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Goodlatte was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital's emergency room where he was treated for a leg injury. His ankle was fractured.
Two vehicles collided this morning on southbound 220 in Roanoke at the Colonial Avenue exit.
36-year-old Lisa Sprinkle of Troutville was exiting the express way and rear-ended a city truck stopped at a red light.
Sprinkle told police her vision was blurred by her windshield wipers.
Those involved in the accident were taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries. Charges against Sprinkle are pending.
The search is on for a suspect in the weekend murder of the Los Angeles police chief's granddaughter.
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Police say 20- year- old Lori Gonzales was pulling away from a fast- food restaurant in South Central L-A Sunday night when a gunman opened fire.
Gonzales was shot several times.
Authorities believe the gunman was instead aiming for her passenger, who managed to duck from the bullets.
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((DAVE KALISH/LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPT.: WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE MOTIVE WAS FOR THE SHOOTING. BUT IT APPEARS THAT LORI GONZALES WAS NOT THE INTENDED TARGET. PERHAPS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.))
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Police hope surveillance tapes from a nearby gas station will have footage of the killer.
A spokesman says Police Chief Bernard Parks and his family are ``devastated.''
Gonzales' funeral is tentatively set for Thursday.
Firefighters in New Mexico are keeping a close eye on the weather.
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Gusty winds, high temperatures, and dry conditions are aggravating the wildfire that's out of control in the Santa Fe National Forest.
Nearby residents have been evacuated.
The fire is threatening dozens of cabins and other structures.
One fire official says the conditions are ``explosive.''
The blaze has scorched 15- hundred acres.
Its cause is still unknown.
A Pulaski County man died yesterday after he ran his car into a tree.
45-year old Billy Ray Harrison was driving south on route 100 in Pulaski shortly after six when he drove off the side of the road and struck a tree.
Officials say Harrison died at the scene.
No one else was injured.
Salem State Police say in its region over the holiday weekend seven people died on Virginia roads.
That number is actually down from last year when 14 people were killed.
State police say they have joined a nationwide effort to bring the accident rate down.
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((SERGEANT TOM FOSTER: TONIGHT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE 75% OF THE TROOPERS THAT WORK IN EACH COUNTY OUT ON THE HIGHWAY, THAT'S MINIMUM, SOME COUNTIES WILL HAVE MORE. AND THAT IS PART OF A PROJECT WE CALL CARE WHICH IS THE COMBINED ACTION AND REDUCTION EFFORT. IT'S A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM IN WHICH WE PARTICIPATE, AND THE GUIDELINES DO CALL FOR A MINIMUM 75%.))
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Officials say the best way to stay safe on the roads is common sense -- like wearing your seat belt, watching your speed, and never getting behind the wheel after drinking.
Prison life for some inmates at Bland Correctional Center includes working on a farm.
It's something the medium-security state prison has been doing for 50 years.
Marya Jones has the story.
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(( Every day, Gregory Worrell goes to work in a Bland County dairy, where he cares for and milks 90 cows.
He does it all inside the confines of Bland County's medium-security state prison.
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((GREGORY WORRELL/INMATE: IN THERE INSIDE THEM FENCES, I'M IN A PRISON. WHEN I'M OUT HERE, I FEEL LIKE I'M PART OF A FARM ENTERPRISE. I'M TREATED PROFESSIONALLY AND ALMOST AS AN EQUAL IN SOME OF THESE JOBS.))
In his ninth year of a 28-year sentence for burglarizing doctors' offices and stealing drugs, Worrell says working with the dairy cows is his salvation.
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((GREGORY WORRELL: I'VE PROBABLY GROWN AND MATURED AND LEARNED MORE HERE IN THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF THAN I HAVE IN SEVERAL YEARS THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM.))
Nestled in the middle of 22-hundred acres, the prison has a unique opportunity to work the land with the help of inmate labor.
Of its 600 prisoners -- about 100 go out to work on the farm each day.
Each one is evaluated by the warden to be at low risk for escape.
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((LARRY JARVIS/WARDEN: IT PROVIDES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK, TO BE INVOLVED IN PROGRAMS THAT WILL ENHANCE THEIR SUCCESS WHEN THEY RETURN TO SOCIETY.))
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((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: USING PRISONERS AS FARM HANDS IS NOTHING NEW. BLAND CORRECTIONAL CENTER HAS BEEN DOING IT SINCE 1946. BUT ONLY IN RECENT YEARS HAS IT BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT. GOODS PRODUCED HERE ARE USED NOT ONLY IN THIS PRISON, BUT ALSO IN THOSE ALL AROUND THE STATE.))
George Bailey, serving a six-year sentence for assault and battery, works in the prison's meat processing and packing plant.
That's where the prison cranks out as much as 5-thousand pounds of turkey and pork sausage a day.
All of it feeds inmates here and in ALL state prisons.
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((GEORGE BAILEY: I GOT TO WORK ON A TEMPORARY BASIS ONE DAY AND I LIKED THE JOB, SO I REQUESTED TO BE TRANSFERRED HERE. I WORK WELL HERE. IT'S BUSY WORK AND THAT'S THE KIND OF WORK I LIKE TO DO.))
The prison's dairy supplies milk for the inmates in 12 area prisons.
James Perry, serving a 19-year sentence for burglary, gets paid about 40 cents an hour to help pasturize and package the milk.
He says the job reminds him of when he worked in a dairy on the outside... with one exception:
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((JAMES PERRY/INMATE: I CAN'T GO HOME. (LAUGHS.)))
Inmates say working on the farm makes their time here a little less confining ... and a lot more constructive.
Marya Jones, News 7, Bland County.))
The world's largest mobile phone company, Vodaphone AirTouch is selling British company Orange to its rival, France Telecom.
The 40-point-two- billion-dollar deal will create Europe's SECOND- largest mobile phone group.
The sale gives France Telecom a major foothold in Britain's blossoming mobile phone market.
Britain's Vodafone is the world's top wireless phone company.
But European Union rules bar Vodafone from holding two mobile phone licenses in the U-K.
Traffic was re- routed and rescue crews were going the extra mile to relieve a frantic, pacing mother...
What was all the chaos about?
A police officer in Milwaukee saw a duck and her ducklings walking down a road.
A moment later, the ducklings fell into a storm drain.
But rescue workers were quick on the scene and worked to recover the little ones.
They, along with their Mom, were re-located to a nearby river.
Two of them were out of reach...and rescue workers hope they'll soon return the ducklings into their mom's waiti (------------)