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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Concerns are GUSHING from homeowners, worried about what a new gas pipeline will do to their property values in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And for the first time in two years, the John and Patsy Ramsey face police questions in the death of their daughter, JonBenet.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Virginia Gas is already building a 55-mile pipeline from Radford to Clearbrook in Roanoke County.
Last month, Roanoke County supervisors passed a resolution asking the company to run the pipeline along an existing one to reduce environmental damage.
Last night, Montgomery County followed suit.
Marya Jones has the story.
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[IN Q=Mike Richardson]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Trish Richardson/Pipeline Property Owner; :11]
[SUPER=01-Mike Edwards/Virginia Gas President; :34]
[SUPER=01-Karen Day/Pipeline Property Owner; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Mike Richardson/Pipeline Property Owner; 1:14]
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(( Mike Richardson and his wife, Trish, had just bought 4 acres joining their farm when they got the news:
Virginia Gas had permission to cut a 50-foot treeless swath through their new property.
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((TRISH RICHARDSON: THEY DON'T CONSIDER WHAT IT DOES TO THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY. IT LIMITS WHAT YOU CAN DO. SO, IT'S NOT JUST THE PROPERTY THAT THEY'RE USING, IT'S THE PROPERTY THAT'S LEFT THAT'S DECREASED IN VALUE.))
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The Richardsons are one of 165 families in Montgomery County and 215 in Roanoke County that may see their landscape changing in the next year.
Virginia Gas officials say increased demand in the area made the 55-mile pipeline necessary.
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((MIKE EDWARDS: ADDITIONAL PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE IS NEEDED TO SUPPLY THOSE INCREASING CUSTOMER NEEDS.))
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Like Roanoke County's, Montgomery County Supervisors' resolution urges Virginia Gas to build its pipeline close to an existing one from East Tennessee Natural Gas Company.
That's in the hopes that it will reduce harm to landowners and scenic landscapes.
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((KAREN DAY: ONE'S BAD ENOUGH. I WOULDN'T WANT TWO IN MY FRONT YARD.))
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Karen Day's subdivision was built on and around the existing pipeline.
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((KAREN DAY: THIS IS JUST A LINE TO GET IT FROM POINT A TO POINT B. WE COULDN'T USE THE GAS. THIS IS JUST A LINE TO GET IT SOMEPLACE ELSE.))
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((MIKE RICHARDSON: WE'VE SPOKEN TO OUR LAWYER AND THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT WE CAN DO. :33 WE HAVEN'T SIGNED OFF ON ANY SURVEYS. I GUESS THEY'LL DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO, THOUGH. ))
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[SU] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE COUNTY'S RESOLUTION HAS NO LEGAL TEETH. STILL, VIRGINIA GAS SAYS IT'S LISTENING. IT PROMISES TO GIVE LANDOWNERS SOME SAY IN THE PROCESS AND TO WORK TO PAIR THE NEW PIPELINE WITH THE EXISTING ONE. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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[Ramsey]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Colorado investigators will question Patsy Ramsey again today as they continue trying to solve the 19-96 murder of her daughter, JonBenet.
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Ramsey attorney Lin Wood says yesterday's seven-hour session in Atlanta was a "fishing expedition".
Wood says the prosecutor would not consider any suspects other than the Ramseys.
This is the first time the Ramseys have met with police in two years.
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((PATSY RAMSEY: I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE WITH THEM, I BELIEVE THEY'RE ASKING PERTINENT QUESTIONS. SO, I'M HAPPY TO BE THERE.))
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The Ramseys deny any involvement in their daughter's murder.
Patsy Ramsey will face more questions this morning at her attorney's office.
John Ramsey will be interviewed afterward.
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[11Main-Street]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sch]
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Danville has entered a program that will give downtown a facelift.
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The program is called the "Virginia Main Street Community" program.
Danville is the 19th city in the state to enter into the program.
Danville will use other successful cities to model after.
A team of experts will help decide which businesses should come to Main Street and how to attract them.
Also the look of the storefronts and sidewalks will change.
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[SUPER=01-Scott Burton/Downtown Association Director;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Coles/Danville Resident; :17]

((SCOTT BURTON/DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR: WE HAVE VACANCIES LITERALLY SOME BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN VACANT FOR 30,40, 50 YEARS. MANY HAVE WRITTEN IT OFF. BUT THROUGH THE PROGRAM I CAN GUARANTEE WE'LL FIND BUSINESSES.))
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((BARBARA COLES/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I LIKE FOR IT TO BE WHAT IT USE TO BE. I WANT TO SEE A FIVE AND DIVE STORE, CLOTHING STORE, DRUG STORE THINGS THAT ARE CONVENIENT.))
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Danville has about 400 thousand dollars of private and city funds for the next five years to change Main Street.


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[11CHIP]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=500-01 1:24:46]
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The Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley has announced a 30- thousand dollar grant from Garth Brooks' Touch 'Em All Foundation.
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The country music superstar combined his love of baseball with support for children's charities, when he established the foundation in 1999.
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Yesterday morning at Memorial Stadium, members of the Avalanche and children from the Salem Head Start Program helped CHIP celebrate the award.
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((IT'S VERY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT'S A NATIONAL FOUNDATION. AND WE JUST FEEL LIKE IT SAYS SOMETHING WHEN A NATIONAL FOUNDATION IS INVESTING IN A LOCAL PROGRAM. AND I THINK WE HAVE A LOT TO BE PROUD OF.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Haldiman/CHIP Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=a lot to be proud of.]
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There are almost six thousand children in the Roanoke Valley who qualify for CHIP services. The organization has the resources to help about 15-hundred each year.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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President Clinton made a brief visit to Cairo today, discussing the Mideast peace process with Egypt's president.

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The trip to Cairo was the last stop on Clinton's four- day African tour.
He wants Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to help get the Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table.
Clinton said that without the leadership and support of Egypt, a peace agreement is unlikely.
The two leaders met for over an hour at the Cairo airport.
Mubarak said before the meeting that he's optimistic Israelis and Palestinians can reach an agreement by next month.
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[11VEA-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The Virginia Education Association has endorsed Senator Chuck Robb.
George Allen's campaign dismissed the endorsement as the work of a Democratic "front group."
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In Roanoke yesterday afternoon, VEA members from around the region gave Robb high marks for his efforts to improve student achievement, teacher salaries, and educational funding.
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((CHUCK ROBB HAS HONESTLY PUT HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH WAS WHEN HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO. GEORGE ALLEN TALKS A GOOD GAME WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT EDUCATION, BUT HE DOESN'T BACK IT UP WITH ANY REAL SUBSTANTIVE ACTION.))
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[OUT Q=substantive action.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Allen Supporter and Former State Senator Brandon Bell says the VEA endorsement is no big surprise when many of the group's members have long been active in Democratic campaigns.
Bell says Allen has a strong record on education, moving the state toward higher standards and accountability.[11

Byrd-Harden]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-22 1:59:25]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's 50-thousand dollar severance package for a state agency head continues to draw criticism.
Yesterday, the criticism came from a man who has never directly criticized a successor before.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU HAVE TO JUST COME OUT AND SAY I BLEW IT! I MADE A MISTAKE! I WAS WRONG! ))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;]
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Doug Wilder says Linda Byrd-Harden was incompetent from the start.
So, for Gilmore to hire her to run an agency that helps minority businesses is cynical and insulting.
But then he says, to NOT fire her for incompetence is a waste of taxpayer money.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: I CAN TELL YOU, THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. YOU KNOW THAT. AND THE FACT THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HEAR ABOUT IT FOR A DAY OR TWO, IT'S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. AND GUESS WHAT? IT SHOULDN'T GO AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=go away.]
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A spokesman for Gilmore says the Governor has been up front about Byrd-Harden's severance package.
That's after his press office denied it for two days.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, short workouts throughout the day can be just as beneficial as one long workout.

Steve Dunlop has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information:
ONCAM=Steve

((on cam)) THE EXCUSE "I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO EXERCISE," MAY NO LONGER HOLD WATER.

VT=VO

((vo)) A STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FOUND THAT SHORT WORKOUTS, THROUGHOUT THE DAY, CAN BE JUST AS GOOD FOR YOUR TICKER AS ONE LONG SESSION.
RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND THAT VIGOROUS EXERCISE..RUNNING, SWIMMING OR RIDING A BIKE REDUCED THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE MORE THAN MODERATE ACTIVITIES LIKE GOLFING OR YARD WORK.

VT=VO

((vo)) AS CELL PHONES BECOME MORE AND MORE POPULAR, CONCERN ABOUT THEIR SAFETY HAS BECOME A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE.
SEVERAL OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURERS ARE LISTENING AND NOW DEVELOPING A STANDARD FOR MEASURING HOW MUCH RADIATION A UNIT EMITS.
STARTING EARLY NEXT YEAR MANY PHONES WILL CARRY A LABEL GIVING CONSUMERS THIS INFORMATION.
YEARS OF RESEARCH HAVE FOUND NO HEALTH RISKS FROM MOBILE PHONE RADIATION BUT EXPERTS SAY MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED.

VT=VO

((vo)) AND FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE DIABETES THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION HAS A MESSAGE FOR YOU. KEEP YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
IN FACT, THE FOUNDATION SAYS THE NUMBERS THAT ARE CONSIDERED NORMAL FOR MOST PEOPLE 140 OVER 90 OR LOWER, IS TOO HIGH IF YOU HAVE DIABETES.
THEY'D LIKE TO SEE YOU AT 130 OVER 80 OR LOWER.

ONCAM=Steve

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M STEVE DUNLOP, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Police are investigating an apparent murder- suicide at the University of Arkansas.
Authorities say the victims are a graduate student and a professor.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Members of a Roanoke neighborhood group say they're afraid a proposed lease agreement between the city and the Catholic Diocese could cut down on the amount of time they can spend at Washington Park.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Wachovia Bank is laying off 16 people locally-- just part of a much larger 18- HUNDRED- worker layoff schedule for next year.
The bank says the layoffs will cut costs and boost earnings.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August 29th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Washington-Park]


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[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-]
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A Roanoke neighborhood group says they're afraid a proposed lease agreement between the city and the Catholic Diocese could mean they won't be able to use Washington Park as much as they'd like. Meredyth Censullo explains.
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[SUPER=01-Deborah Preston/YMCA Cheerleading Coach;:12]
[SUPER=01-Freddie Monk/I. C. S. D.;:33]
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((CHEERING)) [RUNS04]
These pint-sized pom pon girls cheer for the YMCA. Their practice sessions are held in Washington Park every week.

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((DEBORAH PRESTON/YMCA CHEERLEADING COACH: THEY'RE ALWAYS USING IT - EVEN WHEN SPORTS SEASON IS NOT GOING ON - BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, IT'S ALWAYS IN USE.)) [RUNS07]
That makes Freddie Monk proud. For three years, her group "Inner City Coalition for Selective Development", or ICSD, has been working with the city to upgrade and renovate the park.

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((FREDDIE MONK/ICSD PRESIDENT: THE PARK WAS IN SUCH BAD CONDITION, WE HAD TO GO ACROSS TOWN TO ANOTHER PARK TO SATISFY OUR NEEDS - AND I GOT MAD.)) [RUNS08]
More renovations could be on the way. The Catholic Diocese wants to contribute 300-thousand dollars to add to the park's athletic facilities.
[STAND-UP @ 1:47:21 - 1:47:37] ((MEREDYTH CENSULLO/NEWS7: BUT THE ICSD SAYS THAT CONTRIBUTION COULD COST THE KIDS THAT USE THIS PARK, BECAUSE ROANOKE CATHOLIC IS REQUESTING EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE PARK'S FACILITIES AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR. THE ICSD SAYS THAT'S NOT FAIR.)) [RUNS16]

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((FREDDIE MONK: BECAUSE WHAT WE SEE, THEY WOULD KNOCK OUT THE OTHER CHILDREN TO BE PRACTICING BECAUSE ITS PEAK SEASON RIGHT NOW FOR CHEERLEADING PRACTICE, FOR LITTLE LEAGUE WITH THE INNER CITY AND YMCA.)) [RUNS15]

The Catholic Diocese says the contributions would mean a "win win" situation for the school and nearby neighborhoods, by providing additional facilities for everyone to enjoy. The ICSD says they welcome the money, and are willing to share ... but they don't think Roanoke Catholic, or anyone else, should have automatic rights to this park.
Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The City of Roanoke has not yet decided whether to lease the park to Roanoke Catholic, and guarantee certain practice hours for the school's football team.

[11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-]
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16 local Wachovia bank employees will be layed off. It's part of the larger 18-hundred person layoff scheduled for 2001.
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[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC]


Wachovia Bank has 20 branches and employs more than 400 people in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, and Blacksburg.
The bank says the layoffs are a bid to cut costs and boost earnings.
The dually-based Atlanta and Winston-Salem bank told investors that rising interest rates put a huge damper on marginal profits.
The company says the layoffs will have an impact on all levels of its workforce.
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[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Firestone]


Pressure is mounting for a broader recall of Firestone tires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Congressional investigators met with executives from Bridgestone- Firestone, demanding to find out what the company knew about the tire problems.
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/Friday;]


Last week, investigators were also questioning Ford officials in Michigan.
Meanwhile, Bridgestone and Ford may face criminal action in Venezuela, where 40- thousand tires are already recalled.
Ford says THAT recall came out because driving conditions there are different.
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[SOT 3:07:12]
[IN Q=In a relatively]

((JASON VINES/FORD: IN A RELATIVELY SMALL VEHICLE POPULATION, W'ERE SEEING QUITE A LARGE NUMBER OF TREAD SEPARATION. WE ASKED FOR AN INVESTIGATION. IT SHOWED NOTHING. SO, WE ACTED.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Vines/Ford Motor Company;]
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[OUT Q=so, we acted.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House has not yet set a hearing date.
But a SENATE committee has invited Ford and Firestone officials to testify at ITS hearing next month.
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[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


Army troops from North Carolina's Fort Bragg arrived in Montana yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Missoula, MT;]


170 army personnel are helping firefighters battle the raging wildfires out west.
The troops will first receive training, then move out to a national forest.
Their work is cut out for them.
Steep terrain and gusty winds are hampering fire fighting efforts on the ground.
Officials estimate the fire extends some 35- thousand acres in Montana.
That's relatively small in comparison to the giant fires in other parts of the west.
But the blaze is the region's top fire fighting priority because of its potential for causing serious problems.


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[Tech-2000-Report]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-75 4744 TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Report 2000]


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((Rain and lightning rocked Lane Stadium in ways that long time Hokie fans have never seen before. But it's uncertain if the Yellow Jackets and Hokies will ever have a chance to make the stadium shake. Officials from the BCA Bowl and both Techs were involved in several meetings the day after the deluge to discuss rescheduling the game. ((JIM WEAVER:)) Sources close to the Tech football program told News 7 sports that the game will not be rescheduled. Now official word will come until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, but if it is wiped out what about the 56 thousand fans and their $35 dollar tickets? Word has it that the BCA has a no refund policy. That's a situation that certain to make Tech fans and administrators fume. ((JIM WEAVER:)) Some of those fans were still digging out their cars the day after the game. Many of the parking lots turned into mud bogs leaving cars stranded overnight. ((WHITESCARVER:)) ((GRAVES:)) As for the Hokies - the Tech coaching staff gave the players Monday off to dry out. In the end - missing the Ga. Tech game may be a blessing in disguise. ((BILLY HITE:)) ((Mike throws it to the break.))))

[tape tosses to break][Murder-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Two people are dead in an apparent murder- suicide at the University of Arkansas on the FIRST day of classes.
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[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, AR;]


Authorities say the victims are graduate student James Kelly and English professor John Locke.
Both were found shot to death yesterday in Locke's office.
Police say the gun found at the scene belonged to Kelly.
Police have not determined a motive for the killing.
Officials say Kelly had been taking courses in a doctoral program for 10 years.
Last week, a committee of professors voted to dismiss Kelly from the program.
Locke was on the committee, but abstained from the vote.
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[11Waterworks]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-26 1:17:56]
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The owner of a Smith Mountain Lake water company may be charged with a crime .. for allegedly selling hazardous water to his customers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last April;]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC38:58]

Robert Winney's Waterworks Company serves three subdivisions.
Inspectors say Winney has refused to submit water samples and broken a dozen rules. When we called Winney for comment, he hung up.
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[11Armored-Car]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-23 1:39:34]
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Bedford County has another weapon in its fight against crime.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The sheriff's department unveiled its new tactical armored vehicle yesterday.. four and a half tons of state- of- the- art ballistic material on four wheels.
The T-A-V will be used for hostage situations, barricaded criminals and high risk drug raids.
The vehicle is already nicknamed "The Beast". It comes at no local cost to Bedford taxpayers.. "The Beast" its armament and radios were all donated or covered by federal grants.
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Montgomery County Supervisors' passed a resolution last night urging Virginia Gas to build its 55-mile pipeline close to an existing one from East Tennessee Natural Gas Company. Roanoke County passed a similar resolution last month.
Virginia Gas officials say increased demand in the area made the pipeline necessary.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Wachovia Bank is scheduled to layoff 18-hundred people next year. The layoffs include 16 local employees.
The bank says the layoffs are a bid to cut costs and boost earnings.
The company says the layoffs will have an impact on all levels of its workforce.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Bedford County sheriff's department unveiled its new tactical armored vehicle yesterday.
The T-A-V will be used for hostage situations, barricaded criminals and high risk drug raids. The vehicle is already nicknamed "The Beast".
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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