[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


They're talking tires once again on Capitol Hill--
The THIRD Congressional hearing on the Firestone tire recall is under way.
We'll have the latest.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And three more doctors have resigned from the Lewis Gale Clinic.
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[TALENT=Jacey]
[SS=None]


We really didn't see any showers yesterday but there is a small chance to see some today but the sun will still make a big presence. Weather details are coming up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is straight ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT]


More rough road ahead on Capitol Hill as Ford and Firestone keep defending the massive tire recall.
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[Firestone]


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


Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
While consumers worry about their safety on the road, lawmakers at a Senate hearing in Washington are demanding answers from Ford, Firestone, and the GOVERNMENT.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Slade Gorton/(R) Washington;]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Slater/Transportation Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Cowan, CBS News, Washington.]

(( For a third time -- Congressional hearings got underway on Capitol Hill -- as the tire crisis hammered a wedge even further between two long-time business partners.

Last week -- Ford blamed Firestone. Now Firestone is blaming Ford -- and today Congress began with blaming the government for a lapse in oversight that could have identified the problem sooner.

(SOT/SEN. SLADE GORTON, R-WA 10:09:44)

"All parties in this fiasco are at fault to some degree, but each blames the other."

(NARR:)


The Department of Transportation -- criticized for being overwhelmed and underfunded, announced it was diverting $1.8 million from other projects just to handle the Firestone recall -- and aruged its investigators needed more teeth to keep this from happening again.

(SOT/RODNEY SLATER, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION 10:36:35)

"We haven't had...for 20 years."

(NARR:)


It comes in the wake of more damaging documents which reveal Firestone knew LAST YEAR its tire problem was getting worse.

(GRAPHIC:)


Firestone's records show tread separation involving the Wilderness AT model...jumped 194 percent..between 1998 and 1999.

(NARR:)


It is more evidence that is hitting both companies profits. Consumers are getting more and more warey of the Firestone brand -- and some are beginning to worry about Ford Explorers, criticized by Firestone for having a higher accident rate than its other cars.

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"There are still concerns over the tire recall itself -- replacements aren't available fast enough, and firestone still refuses to recall an addition million and a half tires the government has warned consumers may be dangerous as well. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."

))[Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:22:52]
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A federal judge refused today to halt the execution of convicted killer Derek Rocco Barnabei. Yesterday, DNA Test results confirmed Barnabei's guilt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape;]


Barnabei is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night for the rape and murder of his girlfriend.
Her body was found in Norfolk's Elizabeth River.
17 year old Sarah Wisnosky was an Old Dominion University freshman at the time -- and from Lynchburg.
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[SOT 16:17:24]
[IN Q=There ]

(( THERE WASN'T ANYTHING THAT REALLY SUGGESTED THAT THERE WAS A LIKELIHOOD THAT THERE WOULD BE A THIRD PARTY. EVERYTHING THAT HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY TESTED, ALL EVIDENCE THAT HAD BEEN DONE, EVERYTHING POINTED TO DEREK BARNABEI.))
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[OUT Q=Derek Barnabei.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore says he had the D-N-A tested partly because he felt European death penalty opponents -- including the Pope -- had heard too much misinformation in the case.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


A State Police investigation continues into why the evidence was missing for several hours in Norfolk's Circuit Court.
But State Forensic Chief Paul Ferrara (fe-RAR-uh) says he believes the fingernail clippings he tested were NOT opened or tampered with in any way.

[LG-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]


Three more physicians at Lewis Gale Clinic have resigned.
A spokeswoman for the clinic says the resignations are routine and have nothing to do with management problems earlier this year.
Doctor Tim Hormel, Doctor Preston Waldrop and Doctor Gregory Reibel (REE-bell) declined to comment about their resignations.
40 doctors resigned after problems arose between Lewis Gale and its former parent company Phycor.

[School-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-36]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Lynchburg city school system is 28- thousand dollars richer today, thanks to one woman's vision and lots of volunteers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The P-T-A P-T-O Thrift Shop marked its first anniversary by handing out checks to the city's 18 public schools.
The money came from the sale of donated thrift items, AND how many volunteer hours each school put in.
It's up to each school how it decides to spend the money.
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[SOT 11:08:56]
[IN Q=The president]

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS HS. PRINCIPAL: THE PRESIDENT OF THE THEATER BOOSTERS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE BAND BOOSTERS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS WILL ALL GET TOGETHER AND ALLOCATE THE MONEY BASED ON THE NUMBER OF HOURS THE VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTED AND SPECIAL PROJECTS THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E. C. Glass Principal]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the entire school.]
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[VO-NAT]


The thrift store was the brainchild of local parent Becky Porter, who came across a similar operation in North Carolina.
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[Russian-Visits]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-39]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke is helping shape the future of democracy in Russia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Ten Russians are spending a week in Roanoke as part of the Russian Leadership Program. The visit, which is sponsored by the Library of Congress and Peace Links, gives the delegates access to professionals in their field and teaches them about the American way of life. Their agenda includes tours of the area, cultural experiences, like a trip through Dixie Caverns, and visits to Roanoke health facilities and schools programs, like Headstart.
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[SOT 13:23:32-13:23:50]
[IN Q=I saw all the kids...]
[SUPER=01-Natasha Toulieva/Translator]

((I saw all the kids nad, I work with kids. I'm also a teacher by profession. and I can see that all the kids are so different but, at the same time, they're so the same. Some are shy, some enjoy attention so, actually, those kids are almost Russian kids.))
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[OUT Q=almost Russian kids.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke was chosen for the Russian Leadership program because of its many All-American City Awards. The city was also a prime choice because of its size and geographical features.
More Russian Leadership delegates are expected to arrive later this month.
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[Rubatex-Correction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In previous broadcasts, News 7 reported that Rubatex and its union had reached a contract agreement, and union members were dissatisfied with that agreement. However, the two sides HAVE NOT reached an agreement. Negotiations are continuing.

[Bush-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George W- Bush says the idea that the Republican party is using subliminal advertising for his Presidential campaign is a "bizarre and weird accusation".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Bush Political Ad;]


On the surface, the ad in question is a 30- second spot attacking Al Gore's prescription drug plan.
But watch closely....
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[SOT 10:04:55 ]
[IN Q=The Gore]

((THE GORE PRESCRIPTION PLAN...BUREAUCRATS DECIDE..))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=bureaucrats decide]
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[VO-NAT]


As the announcer is talking about "bureaucrats", the word "rats" is written in big white letters in a single frame.
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[SOT 10:18:56]
[IN Q=One frame out]

((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: ONE FRAME OUT OF 900-- IT HARDLY IS A CONSPIRACY IT SEEMS LIKE TO ME. BUT NEVERTHELESS, IN ORDER TO PUT PEOPLE'S MINDS AT EASE, I WILL SAY LOUD AND CLEAR, THIS KIND OF PRACTICE IS NOT ACCEPTED.))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=not accepted.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush says he doesn't think anyone is secretly adding subliminal messages to his ads.
This T-V spot has appeared in 33 markets across the country since August.
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[Roanoke-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC37:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Authorities have arrested two Roanoke teenagers allegedly involved in a rash of car break-ins and vandalism last week.

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[VO-NAT @ 00-32;TC 40:36]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

Friday, more than a dozen residents in Southeast and Southwest Roanoke awoke to find their car windows smashed and valuables gone. Police arrested 18-year-old Leslie Conner Friday after he was seen tampering with a car in Southwest Roanoke. They later picked up a 15-year old. Both are charged with two counts of property damage and two counts of Grand Larceny. More charges could be placed - and police say they might identify additional suspects.
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[Subdivisions]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC44:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Botetourt County planners have not made a final decision on a controversial subdivision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The subdivision would carve this farmland into 64 lots of about an acre each. Such a subdivision will probably be illegal next year, after county planners increase minimum lot sizes. Some residents told county planners to set lot sizes first, THEN vote on new subdivisions.
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[SOT 12:55:16]
[IN Q=If they've got]

((ROSS LAGUZZA/NEIGHBOR: IF THEY'VE GOT TO FILL A GIANT WATER TANK EVERY DAY TO SUPPLY THESE HOMES, WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE WATER FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE? WE'VE ALSO WORRIED ABOUT CONTAMINATION OF THE WATER BY 65-70 DRAINFIELDS.))
[SUPER=01-Ross Laguzza/Neighbor;]
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[OUT Q=65 to 70 drainfields]
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[VO-NAT]

Surrounding lots are much larger -- from three to fifty acres. But the farmer who owns the land says he tried selling larger lots and no one would buy them. He says with milk prices down -- he must sell to the developers to survive.
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[SOT 13:49:06]
[IN Q=I had a few]

((RICHARD RONK/LANDOWNER: I HAD A FEW PIECES OF EQUIPMENT I SOLD BECAUSE I DIDN'T NEED IT. I'VE BEEN LIVING ON THOSE RESERVES UNTIL THE SALE WENT THROUGH. A FEW MORE MONTHS, IT'S A MATTER OF I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL DO.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Ronk/Landowner;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=what I'll do]
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[VO-NAT]

The planning commission will take up the issue again next month.
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[11Habitat-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-24; TC 1:30:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Roanoke that will have more than one meaning.
The house will also serve as a memorial to a woman murdered in an act of domestic violence earlier this year. Meredyth Censullo has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Cassandra Saunders/Homeowner;:17]
[SUPER=01-Cliff Weckstein/Circuit Court Judge;:47]
[SUPER=01-Karen Mason/Habitat for Humanity;1:08]
[SUPER=01-Katrina Johnson/Salem Victim Witness Director;1:14]
[SUPER=@meredyth2;1:35]
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[OUT Q=mce, News7, Roanoke]

(( 1824 Moorman Avenue will be more than the new home of Cassandra Saunders and her daughter Rickia- It will serve as a memorial to another Habitat member, Linda Miller, a victim of domestic violence.

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[SOT @ 28:08 - 28:22]
[IN Q=I agreed...]

((CASSANDRA SAUNDERS: I AGREED TO SHARE MY DAY IN THE MEMORY OF LINDA MILLER BECAUSE I'M A SINGLE PARENT AND I THINK WE HAD THAT MUCH IN COMMON, AND WE HAD THAT DREAM OF PROVIDING A HOME FOR OUR CHILDREN.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=our children]


It was the dream of Habitat for Humanity to increase awareness about domestic violence - so they enlisted the help of those in the community working to STOP it - This judge put down his gavel for a hammer - to pound in the message that violence won't be tolerated.

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[SOT@ 20:36]
[IN Q=Anything our...]

((JUDGE CLIFF WECKSTEIN: ANYTHING OUR SYSTEM SOCIETY CAN DO TO REDUCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=and important.]


As important as the need for education about domestic abuse - That's why Habitat hopes word about this house will encourage victims to get help.

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[SOT @ 33:19 - 33:24]
[IN Q=Habitat wanted]

((KAREN MASON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: HABITAT WANTED TO DO SOMETHING AS A RESPONSE, SOMETHING GOOD, A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO THIS TRAGEDY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=this tragedy]


((BUTT BUTT BUTT))

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[SOT]
[IN Q=And if there's]

((KATRINA JOHNSON/SALEM VICTIM WITNESS DIRECTOR: AND IF THERE'S A HOUSE HERE, IN HER MEMORY, MAYBE THE COVERAGE WILL ENABLE OTHER WOMEN TO REACH OUT AND CALL US - AND ASK FOR ASSISTANCE SO THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN TO ANOTHER WOMAN.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=another woman.]


Habitat and it's volunteers hope the sweat equity put in to this home will teach lessons - so that other families can build a foundation of success - and not tragedy. Meredyth Censullo, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[Winesett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:57:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Wythe County man who spent three days trapped underneath his outhouse will now get a NEW home with indoor plumbing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Last Month;]


75-year-old Coolidge Winesett is in an assisted- care facility until his old house is torn down.
It will be replaced by a two-bedroom house with indoor plumbing.
The Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project helped Winesett get the house FREE with government grants.
Since word spread of the three days he spent below the outhouse, people around the country have been sending Winesett money... a total of about 13-hundred dollars.
He hopes to be in to his new home before the end of the year.
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[Small-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Small businesses are growing with the help of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Small Business Development Center is teaching these local professionals new accounting software.
Quick Books features payroll, inventory and financial reporting help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we]

[TC:03:32:37] ((ILONA TODD/SBDC: I THINK WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE IN BUSINESS RIGHT NOW TO PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN STARTING BUSINESSES, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS SERVICES WITH THINGS THAT MAKES THEIR BUSINESS A LITTLE EASIER TO HANDLE SUCH AS QUICK BOOKS.))
[SUPER=01-Ilona Todd/SBDC]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=such as quick books.]
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[VO-NAT]


Those who attended say they are excited about the software's potential to help their business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Inventory was]

[tc:03:38:44] ((ROSE MARIE DUDLEY/RESOLUTION FACILITATORS: INVENTORY WAS COVERED, AS WELL AS HOW TO PAY THE VARIOUS TAXES, SALES TAXES, AS WELL AS YOUR PAYROLL TAXES WAS COVERED.))
[SUPER=01-Rose Marie Dudley/Resolution Facilitators]
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[OUT Q=was covered.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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If you'd like to learn Quick Books or help your small business grow, you can call the Roanoke Regional Chamber o f Commerce.