[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A campaign faux paus on an open microphone makes it an eventful rally for Republican Presidential Candidate George W- Bush...
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the two men vying for Virginia's U-S Senate seat spend their Labor Day the traditional way, campaigning in Buena Vista.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that coming up on News 7 Mornin.

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


George W- Bush says he regrets the now- infamous comment he made about a New York Times reporter made it to the airwaves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Naperville, IL;]


The Republican Presidential candidate was standing next to running mate Dick Cheney at a campaign stop in Illinois, when he apparently spotted reporter Adam Clymer.
Bush was unaware the microphone in front of him was on.
Apparently, so was Cheney when he responded.
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[SOT 3:04:45 ]
[IN Q=There's Adam]
((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE'S ADAM CLYMER, MAJOR LEAGUE ---HOLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES. DICK C

HENEY/R- VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: OH YEAH, HE IS, BIG TIME.))
[SUPER=02-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=yeah, he is.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clymer had written several articles about Bush that criticized his record as Governor of Texas.
Bush's spokeswoman says it was a personal remark to Cheney, and was "not intended as a public comment".
She added the comment was in reference to a series of articles Bush felt was unfair.
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[11Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-29;TC1:13:19]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Chuck Robb and George Allen have been courting Virginia voters for weeks, but now their Senate campaigns are shifting into high gear.
Both men visited Buena Vista yesterday for the city's Labor Day celebration.
Joe Dashiell reports they sparred over competing claims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Buena Vista's Labor Day tradition]
[SUPER=203-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) Virginia; 1:02]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U.S. Senate Candidate; 1:15]
[SUPER=219-Joe/Dashiell; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Buena Vista]


((Buena Vista's labor day tradition was hard labor on a hot and humid holiday.
But Rockbridge County turned out for an annual event that has become a regular stop for candidates seeking statewide office. [NAT SOUND OF ALLEN]
George and Susan Allen lead the charge through downtown... Chuck and Lynda Robb were a few blocks behind. [NAT SOUND OF ROBB]
With recent polls giving Allen the edge, the Republican former Governor says he is pleased, but not complacent.


[SOT 23:06:48]
[IN Q=We're now in the 4th quarter]
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=have to keep pushing hard.]


The Democratic incumbent says he's confident the tide will turn...
[SOT 23:23:19]
[IN Q=If I just get my message]
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=over a long period of time.]


And both men say they hope the voters will disregard what they describe as lies and distortions in their opponents' campaign ads.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Credibility]

((CREDIBILITY HAS BECOME A SERIOUS ISSUE, BECAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE CREDIBILITY WITH THE OTHER SENATORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND IF YOU CONSISTENTLY MISREPRESENT YOUR OPPONENTS' RECORD OR MISREPRESENT THE FACTS, THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET BACK.)) ((AND WE'VE ALREADY SEEN SINCE MAY, THEY'VE BEEN RUNNING THESE DISTORTION CAMPAIGN ADS UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THEY'LL BECOME MORE DESPERATE. THERE WILL BE MORE DISTORTIONS, MORE FALSEHOODS AND SCARE TACTICS, TRYING TO PUT FEAR INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.))
[RUNS= :32]
[OUT Q=fear into people's minds.]

[STAND-UP CLOSE]
With nine weeks left in the campaign, the candidates will meet again. They have one debate behind them, but three more scheduled before election day.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista))


[11BV-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-25; TC 1:22:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Three former presidents were a part of Buena Vista's labor day festivities..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


The concrete busts of Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor are visible for miles from their perch atop Glen Maury Park.
A steady stream of visitors took in the new attraction yesterday... and many said they hope it becomes a permanent addition to their city.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I wasn't expecting this]

((I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS. I DIDN'T SEE THE ARTICLE, I JUST HEARD FROM FRIENDS THEY WERE GOING TO BE HERE, AND I THOUGHT I'D COME UP AND LOOK AT 'EM WHILE THEY WERE HERE.)) ((I'D LIKE TO SEE 'EM WITH THE REST OF THE HEADS FOR SURE. I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY THERE WERE, BUT I REMEMBER THERE WERE MORE, BUT YEAH I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM ALL TOGETHER. IT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO GET THEM IN BUENA VISTA.))
[SUPER=07-Chris Clark; :00]
[SUPER=07-Heather Clark; :13]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=get them in Buena Vista.]
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[VO-NAT]


A developer still hopes to build President's Park in York County...
So no one knows how long Lincoln, Harrison and Taylor will stay in Buena Vista.
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[11Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-35; TC 20:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The debate over corporal punishment goes to the public today. The state plans to hold a hearing about whether foster parents have the right to spank, shake or pinch children in their care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/August;]


The social services board approved the idea a few months ago-
The public had no chance to comment before the board voted on the changes.
Some lawmakers thought that was wrong.
At least 25 people have signed up to speak.
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[11Clement]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-31; TC 34:31]
[GRAPHIC=Whitt Clement]


Danville Delegate Whitt Clement may not pursue a bid for Lieutenant Governor.
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[VO-NAT]


After front-runner Emily Couric was diagnosed with cancer, and dropped out of the Democratic field,
[SUPER=03-Richmond/August 21;]

Clement was one of several potential candidates to express interest.
Here's what he said two weeks ago.
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[SOT 10:43:48]
[IN Q=I have been]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: I HAVE BEEN VERY FLATTERED, I HAVE GIVEN IT SOME THOUGHT. BUT I AM IN NO POSITION AT ALL TO MAKE A DECISION.))
[SUPER=@Clement;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=a decision.]
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[VO-NAT]


But now, Clement's expressing reservations about the demands of a statewide campaign.
That's despite political analyst Larry Sabato's analysis of his chances in a Democratic primary next spring.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:16:31]
[IN Q=In a four]

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: IN A FOUR OR FIVE WAY RACE, YOU CAN WIN THE ELECTION WITH 20, 25, 30 PERCENT OF THE VOTE. YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER CONSERVATIVE, RURAL COALITIONS FROM JUST THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE AND POTENTIALLY WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=potentially win.]
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=None]


The other Democrats who are still expressing interest in a bid for Lieutenant Governor are all from urban areas: Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld (GERALD) Jones, Newport News Delegate Alan (DI-mon-steen) Diamonstein, Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine, and Fairfax County Supervisors' Chairman Kate Hanley.



[11Blood-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-24;TC 1:14:42]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


The start of September is often a critical time for the American Red Cross.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The organization says fewer people donate blood during the warmer months because of vacations and other summer activities.
And local Red Cross officials say this year is no different.
The local American Red Cross, which serves 43 counties, is below emergency levels.
The organization's goal is to have a three day supply of blood on hand... right now less than a one day supply is in stock.
Other factors have also contributed to the shortage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 04:51:00]
[IN Q=Some of ]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: SOME OF OUR BEST DONORS OVER THE YEARS ARE THE OLDER FOLKS THAT ARE MILITARY VETERANS, WITH MANY OF THEM UNABLE TO GIVE BLOOD NOW, WE HAVE TO LOOK TO THE YOUNGER FOLKS TO STEP UP AND DO THEIR PART AS A VOLUNTEER IN THEIR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=in their community.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several blood drives are scheduled throughout the viewing area this week... including at Virginia Tech.
You can donate at Squires Student Center from ten until four P-M... today through Thursday.
For details on other locations... call 1-800- GIVE-LIFE.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, spending extra time in your car may not be good for your health.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( Information: ON CAM YOU'VE HEARD OF SICK BUILDING SYNDROME- HOW ABOUT SICK CAR SYNDROME?

VT=VO

WITH MORE AND MORE PEOPLE SPENDING MORE AND MORE TIME IN THEIR CARS COMMUTING TO WORK- SICK CAR SYNDROME CAN BE A BIG PROBLEM. RESEARCH FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. SHOWS CARBON MONOXIDE LEVELS OFTEN ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER IN A CAR THAN OUTSIDE- LEVELS OF OTHER POLLUTANTS CAN BE SKY HIGH AS WELL. AND ALL OF THESE NASTY CHEMICALS DON'T COME FROM YOUR OWN CAR- BUT JUST SIMPLY FROM SPENDING TIME DRIVING ON A ROAD FILLED WITH OTHER VEHICLES.
ON CAM IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AT HOME- ONE THING YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID IS A NEW HIGH TECH WRIST MONITOR. THE JOURNAL HYPERTENSION TESTED ONE WRIST MONITOR- THE KLOCK WRIST DEVICE- AGAINST STANDARD BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORS- THE WRIST DEVICE WAS OFF BY AS MUCH AS 16 POINTS.MANY DOCTORS SAY THE BEST WAY TO TRACK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AT HOME IS WITH A GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- IF YOU HAVE TYPE 2- OR NON INSULIN DIABETES- YOU MAY WANT TO ADD A LITTLE SPICE TO YOUR LIFE.RESEARCHERS AT THE USDA FIND CINNAMON MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH DIABETES KEEP THEIR BLOOD SUGARS UNDER BETTER CONTROL IT APPARENTLY DOESN'T TAKE MUCH- JUST A QUARTER TO HALF A TEASPOON ADDED TO FOOD EACH DAY. MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE SO BE SURE TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THIS REPORT.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Investigators believe they know the source of the metal piece that slashed a tire on the Concorde jet that crashed in July, killing 113 people on board AND on the ground.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A loose tongue and a live microphone lead to a memorable campaign stop for Republicans George W- Bush and Dick Cheney in Illinois.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Virginia's U-S senate candidates weren't the only public figures drawing attention in Buena Vista-- these three former presidents in concrete were part of the Labor Day events.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, September 5th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


French investigators say a stray piece of metal that ripped a tire on the ill- fated Concorde jet apparently came from a Continental Airlines plane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July 25, 2000;]


Officials say the metal strip matches one missing from a Continental D-C- 10 that took off minutes before the Concorde.
The supersonic jet then caught fire and crashed into a hotel outside Paris, killing 113 people.
Officials say runway checks like this one are done frequently, but say they can't be done every time a plane takes off.
Meanwhile, the French say the Concorde may be ready to fly again by next spring.
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[2-Bush]


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


Texas Governor George W- Bush says he regrets that a microphone picked up his comments about a New York Times reporter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Naperville, IL;]


At a rally in Illinois, an open mic caught the Republican Presidential candidate making the remark to running mate Dick Cheney about reporter Adam Clymer.
And Cheney is heard agreeing with him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:45]
[IN Q=There's Adam]
((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE'S ADAM CLYMER, MAJOR LEAGUE ---HOLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES. DICK

CHENEY/R- VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: OH YEAH, HE IS, BIG TIME.))
[SUPER=02-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=he is, big time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clymer had written several articles about Bush that criticized his record as Governor of Texas.
Bush's spokeswoman says it was a personal remark to Cheney, and was "not intended as a public comment".
When asked later if he felt he owed Clymer an apology, Bush didn't answer directly, only saying, ``I regret everybody heard what I said.'
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[2-11Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-29;TC1:13:19]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


In Virginia, the fall campaign season is now officially underway and Chuck Robb and George Allen are shifting their campaigns for Senate into a high gear.
Both men visited Buena Vista for the city's Labor Day celebration.
Joe Dashiell has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Buena Vista's Labor Day tradition]
[SUPER=203-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) Virginia; 1:02]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U.S. Senate Candidate; 1:15]
[SUPER=219-Joe/Dashiell; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Buena Vista]


((Buena Vista's labor day tradition was hard labor on a hot and humid holiday.
But Rockbridge County turned out for an annual event that has become a regular stop for candidates seeking statewide office. [NAT SOUND OF ALLEN]
George and Susan Allen lead the charge through downtown... Chuck and Lynda Robb were a few blocks behind. [NAT SOUND OF ROBB]
With recent polls giving Allen the edge, the Republican former Governor says he is pleased, but not complacent.


[SOT 23:06:48]
[IN Q=We're now in the 4th quarter]
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=have to keep pushing hard.]


The Democratic incumbent says he's confident the tide will turn...
[SOT 23:23:19]
[IN Q=If I just get my message]
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=over a long period of time.]


And both men say they hope the voters will disregard what they describe as lies and distortions in their opponents' campaign ads.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Credibility]

((CREDIBILITY HAS BECOME A SERIOUS ISSUE, BECAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE CREDIBILITY WITH THE OTHER SENATORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND IF YOU CONSISTENTLY MISREPRESENT YOUR OPPONENTS' RECORD OR MISREPRESENT THE FACTS, THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET BACK.)) ((AND WE'VE ALREADY SEEN SINCE MAY, THEY'VE BEEN RUNNING THESE DISTORTION CAMPAIGN ADS UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THEY'LL BECOME MORE DESPERATE. THERE WILL BE MORE DISTORTIONS, MORE FALSEHOODS AND SCARE TACTICS, TRYING TO PUT FEAR INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.))
[RUNS= :32]
[OUT Q=fear into people's minds.]

[STAND-UP CLOSE]
With nine weeks left in the campaign, the candidates will meet again. They have one debate behind them, but three more scheduled before election day.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista))


[2-11BV-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-25; TC 1:22:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The candidates were not the only ones attracting attention in Buena Vista, three former presidents were also a part of the labor day festivities..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


The concrete busts of Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor are visible for miles from their perch atop Glen Maury Park.
A steady stream of visitors took in the new attraction yesterday... and many said they hope it becomes a permanent addition to their city.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I wasn't expecting this]

((I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS. I DIDN'T SEE THE ARTICLE, I JUST HEARD FROM FRIENDS THEY WERE GOING TO BE HERE, AND I THOUGHT I'D COME UP AND LOOK AT 'EM WHILE THEY WERE HERE.)) ((I'D LIKE TO SEE 'EM WITH THE REST OF THE HEADS FOR SURE. I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY THERE WERE, BUT I REMEMBER THERE WERE MORE, BUT YEAH I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM ALL TOGETHER. IT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO GET THEM IN BUENA VISTA.))
[SUPER=07-Chris Clark; :00]
[SUPER=07-Heather Clark; :13]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=get them in Buena Vista.]
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[VO-NAT]


A developer still hopes to build President's Park in York County...
So no one knows how long Lincoln, Harrison and Taylor will stay in Buena Vista.
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[TECH 2000]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 4823TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2000 6719TC]

It's a short week for the Hokies as they get ready for another national cable TV date on Thursday night. Mike Stevens has more in our weekly Tech 2000 report.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/288 Total Yards vs. Akron; :19]
[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/51 Yards Rushing vs. Akron; :32]
[SUPER=01-Cory Bird/6 Tackles vs. Akron; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/6 Tackles vs. Akron; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=...TECH 2000 REPORT]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((Howdy folks and welcome to this week's Tech 2000 report.
The Virginia Tech Hokies spent their Labor Day holiday laboring in the name of East Carolina. Almost as soon the coaches and players left the field this past Saturday they went to work preparing for East Carolina. ((MICHAEL VICK:)) ((ANDRE KENDRICK:)) Speaking of slip-ups. Despite beating Akron by 29 points - the Zips ripped through the Hokies' young defensive unit at time this past Saturday and in the process racked up 410 yards of total offense. The seven new starters on that side of the ball need to grow up in a hurry because these Pirates won't take any prisoners. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((CORY BIRD:)) ((BEN TAYLOR:)) One thing you can bet on is that the Hokies will again go to tight end against the Pirates just as they did against Akron ((BROWNING WYNN:)) The Hokies and Pirates kick things off Thursday night at 8 in Greenville at Dowdy Ficklin Stadium. That's it for this week's Tech 2000 report.))
[TAPE TOSSES TO BREAK]


[Quake-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It wasn't much of a Labor Day holiday for city workers in California's Napa Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Napa, CA;]


They spent much of it surveying the damage from Sunday's earthquake that measured five- point- two on the Richter scale.
Instead of barbeques, residents were sweeping the sidewalks and picking through debris.
Officials estimate structural damage is between five and 15- million dollars.
Meanwhile, two people remain hospitalized from injuries during the quake.
Geologists say residents could feel as many as 20 small aftershocks in the next week.
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[2-11Blood-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-24;TC 1:14:42]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


The American Red Cross needs blood donors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The organization says fewer people donate blood during the warmer months because of vacations and other summer activities.
And local Red Cross officials say this year is no different.
The local American Red Cross, which serves 43 counties, is below emergency levels.
The organization's goal is to have a three day supply of blood on hand... right now less than a one day supply is in stock.
Other factors have also contributed to the shortage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 04:51:00]
[IN Q=Some of ]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: SOME OF OUR BEST DONORS OVER THE YEARS ARE THE OLDER FOLKS THAT ARE MILITARY VETERANS, WITH MANY OF THEM UNABLE TO GIVE BLOOD NOW, WE HAVE TO LOOK TO THE YOUNGER FOLKS TO STEP UP AND DO THEIR PART AS A VOLUNTEER IN THEIR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=in their community.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Several blood drives are scheduled throughout the viewing area this week... including at Virginia Tech.
You can donate at Squires Student Center from ten until four P-M... today through Thursday.
For details on other locations... call 1-800- GIVE-LIFE.
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[11Church-Clock]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-23;TC 1:47:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A downtown Roanoke landmark took a licking - and it's clock stopped ticking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The clock in the tower at Greene Memorial "United Methodist" Church has been broken for a week.
It was damaged in a storm that struck the same night the Virginia Tech football game was rained out.
Church officials aren't sure if lightning hit the steeple. But there was some type of power surge that night.
The repairman who works on the clock is supposed to arrive this week.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

The debate over corporal punishment goes to the public today. The state plans to hold a hearing about whether foster parents have the right to spank, shake or pinch children in their care.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Danville Delegate Whitt Clement may withdraw from the Lieutenant Governor's race before it even starts.
After front-runner Emily Couric was diagnosed with cancer, and dropped out of the Democratic field, Clement was one of several potential candidates to express interest.
But now, Clement is expressing reservations about the demands of a statewide campaign.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The American Red Cross is running low on its blood supply.
The organization's goal is to have a three day supply of blood on hand... right now less than a one day supply is in stock.
You can donate at the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech this week from ten until four P-M... today through Thursday.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a museum]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=tonight at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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