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Coming up.......
A man wanted in connection with a Pittsylvania County shooting is found dead.
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And authorities in Southwest Virginia responding to a domestic dispute call find a woman's body.
Those stories, just ahead. [2-shot toss to Hello]

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A Pittsylvania County shop worker discovered a man's body when he arrived at work yesterday.
Authorities say it's the body of man who may be responsible for shooting a woman several times.
They think he committed suicide.
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An employee of Brosville Auto Repair found 41-year-old Bobby Darell Stallings in the front office shortly before noon.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday]


Stallings was wanted by Pittsylvania County authorities for allegedly shooting 37 year old Lisa Watson Abbott in the chest and leg Friday.
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((STEVE LILLARD/FOUND STALLINGS: WHEN I WALKED IN I SAW THE GENTLEMAN, I YELLED HE DIDN'T MOVE, THEN I WALKED OVER TO TAP HIM ON HIS FOOT AND HE DIDN'T MOVE SO THAT'S WHEN I CALLED 911.))
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Authorities believe Stallings entered the repair shop through an unlocked door.
An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
Abbott, meanwhile, underwent surgery Friday.
There's no word on her condition.
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Carroll County authorities are investigating the death of a woman - and the stabbing of a man who owned the home where she was found.
Sheriff H- Warren Manning says deputies and State Police were responding to an initial call of a domestic dispute in progress.
When they arrived at the home of David Lee Rose - they reportedly found the body of a Dugspur woman- and found Rose with a stab wound.
He was treated at a local hospital.
Deputies are investigating under the direction of Sheriff Manning and the Commonwealth's Attorney.



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Two infants are among the five people being held hostage by a suspected murderer in Orlando, Florida.
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A 16-year-old girl, an eight-year-old boy and a woman are also being held.
Police believe the suspect, Jamie Petrone killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery on Friday.
Petron invaded the house yesterday afternoon after allegedly wounding a sheriff's deputy.
Deputy Scott Winters is in stable condition.
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"Operation Lightning Strike" has struck again.
The moonshine sting netted more arrests this weekend. Earlier this week, 20 people in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania were charged as a result of "Operation Lightning Strike."
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Several Franklin County men were indicted.
The indictment alleges between 19-85 and May of last year, Farmers Exchange country supply store in Rocky Mount supplied moonshine operations with sugar, jugs and other equipment used to make the liquor.
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Yesterday, several more people were arrested in Hillsboro, North Carolina and charged with illegal liquor violations.

A-T-F agents seized 4-to-500 gallons of moonshine and three cars.


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A motorist could be facing charges after a deadly accident in Franklin County yesterday morning.
Police say a Nissan carrying four people crossed the center line of Route 116 near Windy Gap and hit a Toyota head-on.
A passenger in the Nissan.... 29-year-old Gloria Dianne Rogers, was killed.
Police say charges are pending - and they believe alcohol WAS involved in the crash.
The driver's name has NOT been released.

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State Police have questioned a tractor-trailer driver involved in the accident that killed a woman on Interstate 81 Friday afternoon.
But they still haven't located a driver some witnesses believe may have caused the crash.
19-year-old Ami Lyn Whisler of Tennessee was killed because she was reportedly trying to get out of the way of a man tailgating her.
She clipped a tractor trailer and crossed the median, hitting another car.
Police say they want to talk to the alleged aggressive driver.
He was believed to be driving a black sports car with Florida license plates.



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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[both mics HOT]
The director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley says she might not be where she is today - if it weren't for her mentors.
Her story is still ahead, in this week's Virginia Profile.
[anchor=Robin]


Plus...
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[TAKE VO] the soldiers who survived Vietnam - and the medics who helped them live to make it back home.
We'll tell you why they're in the Hill City, a little later.
Stick around.
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Cholesterol isn't just a concern for older and middle-aged Americans.
And tattoos may look tough - but they could be shrinking your muscles.
Dr. Dave Hnida has those stories and more in Health Week.
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((ON CAM IF YOU THINK PEOPLE IN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR CHOLESTEROL- THINK AGAIN. A STUDY IN THE JAMA FINDS YOUNG MEN WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL DIE ON AVERAGE ALMOST TEN YEARS EARLIER THAN YOUNG MEN WITH NORMAL CHOLESTEROL .


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A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS IF YOUR DOCTOR IS USING A SHORT SCOPE - A SIGMOIDOSCOPE- TO CHECK FOR COLON CANCER- YOU'RE GETTING SHORTCHANGED.THE STUDY FINDS WHEN A SHORTER SCOPE IS USED- UP TO HALF OF CANCERS OR PRECANCERS ARE MISSED. USING THE LONGER SCOPE- A COLONOSCOPE - IS MORE UNCOMFORTABLE AND REQUIRES MEDICATION TO MAKE YOU SLEEPY. BUT RESEARCHERS SAY TO HAVE A COMPLETE SCREENING- ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF COLON CANCER- YOU NEED TO GO THE DISTANCE AND CHECK THE ENTIRE COLON.

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FINALLY THIS WEEK- TATTOOS- A FASHION STATEMENT THAT COULD CAUSE YOUR MUSCLES TO MELT. A STUDY IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE REPORTS SEVERAL CASES OF MEN WHO'VE HAD TATTOOS- THEN HAD THEIR MUSCLES SHRINK UP- NO MORE BULGING BICEPS- IN FACT THEY HAD MORE LIKE BABY BICEPS. THE POSSIBLE CAUSE: TATTOO INK ATTACKING THE MUSCLES AND NERVES- AND CAUSING THE MUSCLES TO SHRIVEL..
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THIS WEEKS TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA.))



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Lexington Presbyterian Church went up in smoke last week - but the congregation is determined to keep its history alive.
In this week's Virginia Newsreel, Keith Humphry has a look back at some other local landmarks that fell to fire.
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(([FROM 00-19 TC 57:52 - PEOPLE WATCHING]
Residents and church members watched as [FROM 00-19 TC 57:47 -Steeple on fire and collapsing] flames destroyed 155 years of physical history. Five years ago, [FROM BURNINGS REEL TC 20:06:48 BEST PICS CHURCH ON FIRE / STEEPLE BURNING] we saw a similar picture in Roanoke - as the first black church in the area - went up in flames. [20:10:13 - SHOT OF PAN FROM SUN TO CHURCH]
The Old First Baptist Church had been standing 97 years. [20:10:57 - CHURCH WITH FIRE LINE TAPE]
Though its congregation had been gathering in a new church, members were still attached to the [20:07:14 - BLACK & WHITE PHOTO OF CONGREGATION] old building with so much community history. [CHURCH PICS 20:06:12,20:06:58]
And Old First Baptist was in the process of being resurrected as an arts center - when fire broke out.
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((IT WAS A SIGN OF HOPE AS THEY BROUGHT IN ENTERTAINERS ... AND TAUGHT CHILDREN... SO IT'S A GREAT LOSS.))
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[20:04:53 - firefighting shots] It took seven engine companies and four ladder trucks to quench the blaze, which also [20:05:00 - firefighters at homes] destroyed a house next door and damaged two other homes.
But the faith of First Baptist's pastor and members remained strong.
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((ALTHOUGH AS I STAND HERE LOOKING AT THE RUINS AND THE DEBRIS MY FAITH TEACHES ME TO LOOK BEYOND THE NATURAL... AND SEE GREATER THINGS COMING OUT OF THIS.))
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Investigators determined the fire had been deliberately set, by two juveniles.
Though people with sentimental ties to the church hoped to see the historic building survive - the [20:11:13 - demolition of steeple] congregation ultimately decided the burned out shell had to come down.
And on July 18th, 1996, it did.
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[19:54:08 - HOTEL EARL SIGN FALLING OVER] In 1991, another Roanoke landmark on the verge of a new life was consumed by fire.
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((GOOD MORNING I'M MARY BURCKMEYER. ROANOKE'S HOTEL EARLE IS ON FIRE THIS MORNING...))
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As the Hotel Earle went up in flames - so too did a rich history dating back to [19:57:17 ] 1909 - when the building opened as the Shenandoah Hotel. [19:57:30]
With rates as low as a dollar a room - it served up some competition for the more pricey Hotel Roanoke.
The old building could not withstand the fire:
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((AND APPARENTLY HAS JUST GONE THROUGH THE ROOF.. YOU CAN SEE THE FLAMES POSSIBLY BEHIND ME AND THE SMOKE BILLOWING OUT.))
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The Hotel had been vacant since 1983.
Vagrants moved in, and investigators determined it was someone seeking shelter who accidentally sparked the blaze on an unseasonably cool August morning.
When the historic building went up in smoke, so did the plans of businessmen, who had hopes for the Hotel Earle's future.
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((WE WERE WORKING TOGETHER ON A 25,000... VERY DISHEARTENING.))
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As onlookers watched, the gutted building was finally brought down for good in 1994.
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))



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If you're fleet of feet you may want to try your luck at the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club's annual biathlon.
That's the subject of Denise's Sports Extra this morning.

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Thanks Robin, Race director Dave Spangler is here to tell us about the event.
Good morning Dave and thanks for joining us.
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Lance Armstrong is on the verge of capturing his second straight Tour de France.
The American takes a
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commanding six-minute, two-second lead into today's final 83-mile stage, which winds up in the streets of Paris today.


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Coming up ......
Going into the second day, five people -- including two infants-- are being held hostage in Orlando.
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And some are crying foul after a Southwest Virginia delegate agrees to serve as an attorney for a former prison guard who allegedly beat an inmate.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Carroll County and State authorities responding to a domestic dispute call discovered the body of a Dugspur woman yesterday.
Sheriff H- Warren Manning says the body was discovered in the home of David Lee Rose.
Rose was treated at a local hospital for a stab wound. Deputies are investigating the incident under the direction of Sheriff Manning and the Commonwealth Attorney.

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Authorities think the man who shot a woman several times in Pittsylvania County Friday committed suicide.
The man's body was found in a local business.
Authorities think Bobby Darell Stallings shot himself in the head.
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A worker at Brosville Auto Repair found the 41-year-old in the front office shortly before noon.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday]


Stallings was wanted by Pittsylvania County authorities for shooting 37 year old Lisa Watson Abbott in the chest and leg Friday.
Authorities believe Stallings entered the repair shop through an unlocked door.
An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
Abbott, meanwhile, underwent surgery Friday.
There's no word on her condition.
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A hostage situation in Orlando, Florida, is entering its second day.
Two infants are among the five people being held hostage by a suspected murderer in Orlando, Florida.
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A 16-year-old girl, an eight-year-old boy and a woman are also being held.
Police believe the suspect, Jamie Petrone killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery on Friday.
Petron invaded the house yesterday afternoon.
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Deputy Scott Winters is in stable condition.
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An inmate advocacy group says a Southwest Virginia delegate has a conflict of interest.
Delegate Clarence "Bud" Phillips has agreed to serve as an attorney for a former correctional officer...
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who was fired for allegedly beating an inmate at the Red Onion Prison near Pound.
The prison is in Phillips' district.
The executive director of the Citizens for the Rehabilitation of Errants says by representing Robert Short, Phillips is condoning the actions of the former guard.
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Delegate Phillips says there is no conflict of interest - and that it's up to a jury to decide whether Short is innocent or guilty.


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The editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association says hospitals need to perform more autopsies.
The reason: studies show a large number of listed causes of death - are wrong.
Mike Wallace looks into it -
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still ahead - a reunion in Lynchburg this weekend - Vietnam war vets thank the medics and flight crews who helped them survive.
[ANCHOR=Robin]


And... Senator Chuck Robb campaigns in Roanoke.
We'll have details.
Plus...
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TENS OF THOUSANDS turn out for a casting call to work alongside America's favorite mobster.
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((YOU TALKIN' TO ME FORGET ABOUT IT I CAME ALL THE WAY FROM FREAKIN' CONNECTICUT.))
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We'll show you some of the Jersey talent trying out for the Sopranos.
But first... [Robin ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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June House has worked with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for eight years, the last five here in the Roanoke Valley.
But it's not just her professional experience that tells her the program can make a difference.
Joe Dashiell has her story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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((June House knows the importance of mentors, and the role they can play in the lives of young people. She's the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Roanoke Valley, and the president of the group's statewide association...
She knows from personal experience, growing up in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky... where the influence of a young couple helped her become the first in her family to graduate from college.
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((MY PARENTS WERE WONDERFUL, BUT I HAD AN EXPERIENCE WITH A HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO INFORMALLY MENTORED TO ME.)) ((MY MOTHER HAD 14 BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND WE WERE THE FIRST TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL. AND I JUST THINK THAT I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE NOT GONE ON TO COLLEGE IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR THEM, SIMPLY BECAUSE THAT WASN'T THE EXPECTATION. AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF CHILDREN IN THIS COMMUNITY WHERE THAT'S JUST NOT THE EXPECTATION FOR THEM.))
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Big Brothers Big Sisters has been trying to raise expectations in the Roanoke Valley for over 30 years, matching volunteers with young people.
The organization has been able to build those one to one relationships by 20 percent each of the last three years, but House says there is more to accomplish.
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((WE HAD 199 CHILDREN MATCHED LAST YEAR ONE TO ONE WITH MENTORS, VOLUNTEERS, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, AND THAT WAS REALLY EXCITING. BUT WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO DO. WE HAVE ANYWHERE FROM 300 TO 350 INQUIRIES EVERY YEAR FOR SERVICES. WE HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE VOLUNTEERS.))
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And Big Brothers Big Sisters of Roanoke Valley has big plans... to expand school-based mentoring programs, and partnerships with area churches.
Soon the organization will detail a capital campaign to renovate the building on Wells Avenue that will serve as its new home.
From her own experience, June House knows the investment can pay handsome dividends.
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((I FELT LIKE IT MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN THE CHOICES I MADE IN MY LIFE THAT I BELIEVE IN IT AND I KNOW IT WORKS.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Leaders of the seven richest nations and Russia have pledged to do more to provide schooling, health care and food to the poorest nations.
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The pledge from the world's major industrialized nations comes as the economic summit in Okinawa, Japan, wraps up.

President Clinton is now on his way back to the States.
He says the U.S. will send 300 million dollars in surplus farm crops to provide school lunches in developing nations.
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The campaign trail led U-S Senator Chuck Robb to Roanoke last night.
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The democrat was met by protesters outside the Holiday Inn Tanglewood.
Robb was the keynote speaker there last night.
He spoke to the crowd of Democratic Committee members about investing in education, highway systems and the elderly.
Robb also talked about what he says is the single biggest barrier in state politics today.
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((SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: YOU EITHER DO MASSIVE TAX CUTS THAT DISPROPORTION ALLY BENEFIT THOSE WHO NEED TAX CUTS THE LEAST, OR YOU DO THINGS LIKE INVEST IN EDUCATION.))
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Robb's Republican challenger in the upcoming U-S Senate race is also stepping up his campaign.
Former Governor George Allen opened up his Northern Virginia campaign headquarters yesterday.

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Some Vietnam War soldiers who lived to tell the tale say they have medics and flight crews to thank.
This weekend they showed their gratitude in Lynchburg.
Joy Sutton explains.
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(( Wayne Cunningham is just one of out the thousands of soldiers wounded in the Vietnam War.
And he still vividly remembers the day he was injured on the battlefield.
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((WAYNE CUNNINGHAM/VIETNAM VETERAN: I DROPPED A GRENADE INTO A FOX HOLE WITH A 50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN AND RAN TO CATCH UP WITH THE REST OF MY CREW AND THEN A BULLET SLAMMED INTO ME AND HIT ME IN THE NECK.EXITED THE NECK AND LEFT ME QUADRIPLEGIC)) [RUNS15]
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During the Vietnam War more than 350-thousand soldiers were injured.
And Cunningham say he's thankful he made it home alive.
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[SOT6:30;19]
[IN Q=Without the helicopter]

((WAYNE CUNNINGHAM: WITHOUT THE HELICOPTER CREW, THE MEDICS THAT WERE ON THE GROUND WITH US, THE NURSES THE DOCTOR. I WOULDN'T BE WITH YOU FOLKS TODAY)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=folks today]


Cunningham gathered with other Vietnam Veteran at the American Legion Post 196 in Lynchburg for a reunion.
But also to pay tribute to those like Marie Sweeney, who was an army nurse in the war, and helped save lives.
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[SOT6:40:25]
[IN Q=I didn't go into ]

((MARIE SWEENEY: I DIDN'T GO INTO NURSING TO FEEL HONORED OR FEEL SPECIAL. THAT WAS MY JOB. AND I FEEL LIKE I DID A GOOD JOB AND SOMEBODY BENEFITED FROM WHAT I DID THEN THAT WAS MY REWARD)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=was my reward]


But at this reunion , many of the vets say they just wanted to say thank you.
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[SOT6:31:43]
[IN Q=There are no words]

((WAYNE CUNNINGHAM: THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT YOU CAN USE TO TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU CARE. A GOOD HUG, AND A GOOD SQUEEZE AND I LOVE YOU IS THE THING THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO GIVE THESE FOLKS)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=these folks]


And while their external wounds have healed -- many say reunions, like this one, help heal their wounds on the inside.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Lynchburg.))















[11NASA]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC 24:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


NASA plans to launch a new research program at Danville Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Yesterday, a NASA official talked to local officials about how the airport will serve as a study site for its small aircraft transportation system research program.
The goal of the program is to improve small aircraft technology, that would in turn make travel to smaller airports more affordable.
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[SOT3:56:50]
[IN Q=The idea is that in 10 years]

((BRUCE HOLMES/NASA: THE IDEA IS THAT IN 10 YEARS AS A RESULT OF THESE TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS, WHICH TAKE TIME TO MATURE. THAT YOU COULD FLY BETWEEN ANY SMALL AIRPORT IN THE COUNTRY, AT COSTS JUST LIKE YOU BUY AT ANY OF THE BIG AIRPORTS))

[SUPER=01-Bruce Holmes/NASA]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=big airports]
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[VO-NAT]


Danville will also serve as a place to study the economic impact this type of technology would have on an area.
Congressman Virgil Goode says he's excited about the possibilities
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[SOT4:10:30]
[IN Q=Danville Regional]

((DANVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT IS A TREMENDOUS FACILITY AND THIS WILL HELP FOCUS MORE ATTENTION ON IT, AND BRING MORE TRAFFIC TO THE OTHER, AND ALSO HELP THE AREA BUSINESS AND CITIZENS))
[SUPER=@Goode]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=and citizens]
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[VO-NAT]


The budget must still be approved by Congress, but NASA says either way the project will go forward, it just might take more time.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech has already agreed to assist with the research.

[Casting-Call]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The HBO series the Sopranos has officially received hit status.
Proof of it was seen could be found in Jersey this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrison, NJ;]


The producers came to the streets of New Jersey where the series is set, expecting a few thousand aspiring Vinnies and Vittorios...
And what they got was 20-thousand wanna be's...wanna be cops, wanna be thugs, even wanna be hookers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:18:27]
[IN Q=one of]

(( ONE OF THE GIRLFIRENDS OR SOMETHING OR A BATA BING GIRL (LAUGH)))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=girl]
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[VO-NAT]


The Sopranos is a story about the life of a mafioso Tony Soprano.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=look]

(( LOOK AT THIS FACE! I LOOK LIKE TONY (HA HA) I COULD BE HIS YOUNGER BROTHER. ))
[SUPER=07-Luigi Dibello;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=younger brother]
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[vo-nat]
The local police shut down the casting call when the crowd got too big.
But the producers promise everyone will be considered... they collected photos and phone numbers... and even Lt. Charles Trucillo of the Harrison Police, couldn't resist handing in his mugshot.
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