[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Appeals couldn't save the life of condemned killer Derek Barnabei, who was put to death last night.
But his attorneys say they'll keep fighting to clear his name.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a possible SECOND case of Legionnaire's Disease surfaces in Alleghany County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Jacey Birch gets your toes tapping-- she'll talk with the folks with Roanoke Ballet Theatre.
All that, coming up on News 7 Mornin.

[Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#00-33 40:55 ]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


Attorneys for Derek Barnabei vow they will continue the fight to clear his name.
Barnabei was put to death last night - 7 years after the murder of Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky.
Steve Smallshaw reports from the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Allen/Death Penalty Opponent; 16]
[SUPER=01-Seth Tucker/Barnabei's Attorney; 48]
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[OUT Q=N7 Jarratt.]



[Legionnaire's]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legionnaire's Disease]


Alleghany County MAY have a second case of Legionnaire's Disease on its hands.
School bus driver and newspaper carrier Harold Burch is on a lung ventilator.
A doctor with the Virginia Health Department says Burch began running a fever last week.
Two weeks ago an Alleghany County woman fell ill with Legionnaire's.
Her name hasn't been released - she is also on a lung ventilator.
It's unknown how either contracted their illnesses. A doctor says the man and woman live just six blocks apart - but their families DON'T know each other.
Legionnaire's is a respiratory infection spread through the air in water vapor.

[Boeing-Overhaul]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The F-A-A has ordered a major overhaul of Boeing 737s.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Agency officials say despite three recent upgrades to the jet's rudder control system, safety improvements are still needed.
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[SOT 3:09:48]
[IN Q=WE think]

((JANE GARVEY/F.A.A. ADMINISTRATOR: WE THINK THE COMBINATION OF THE CHANGES WE'VE MADE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND THEN CALLING FOR THE RE- DESIGN BRING THAT AIRCRAFT UP TO THE ULTIMATE LEVEL OF SAFETY.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Garvey/F.A.A. Administrator;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=level of safety.]
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[VO-NAT]


A rudder malfunction was blamed for the crash of a U-S Air jet in Pittsburgh, as well as a United crash in Colorado Springs.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators say a hidden design flaw may cause the rudder to swing to the opposite direction from what the pilot intends.
The changes won't likely BEGIN until 2003.
In the meantime, Boeing and the F-A-A assure travelers the 737 remains one of the safest planes in the air.
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[11VMI-Korea]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1;31:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Korean War is a topic of discussion at Virginia Military Institute this week.
As Keith Humphry reports - they're trying to make sense out of the conflict which started fifty years ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=General Sam Walker]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Sam Walker/Former VMI Superintendent; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dan Chung/VMI Cadet; :45]
[SUPER=@keith2; :56]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

(( Gen. Sam Walker and his father are among the few father and son military men who both rose to the rank of four star general.
They also served in Korea... only one came home alive.
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[SOT 11:10:35]
[IN Q=This was an ad]

((THIS WAS AN AD HOC WAR, A WAR, COME- AS- YOU- ARE. THERE WAS NO TIME TO GET READY)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=are war.]


That's because American troops were thrown into the Korean conflict without a lot of planning.
35-thousand Americans were killed, including 26 alumni of V-M-I.
Cadet Dan Chung grew up in South Korea, hearing about the horrors of the war from his father.
His parents live in Richmond now. Dan says his father dreams of re-visiting his North Korean homeland now that he's an American citizen.
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[SOT 11:45:30]
[IN Q=Oh very risky]

((OH, VERY RISKY. THEY'RE COMMUNISTS AND THEY BELIEVE IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT STUFF THAN WE DO. AND THEY JUST DON'T LIKE ANYBODY. THEY DON'T LIKE ANY OUTSIDERS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=any outsiders.]


Dan Chung is the only Korean native in his class to survive the rat line. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

[Hopkins-FilmFestival]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Film Festival hopes it's a delicious attraction fans won't be able to resist.
The Film Festival in Charlottesville has announced a star guest for this year's festival.
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[vo-nat -- from 00-29 19:15 and]
[super=03-Richmond/July 19]

It will be Anthony Hopkins.
Hopkins spent several weeks in Richmond this year -
[SUPER=04-Orion Pictures]

resuming his most widely recognized role of Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lector - for the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs."
In October - Hopkins will attend a screening of his 1999 film "Titus" - then he'll join film critic Roger Ebert for a discussion of his career - and he'll introduce a showing of "Silence of the Lambs."
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[anchor=Kim]
[graphic=None]


The theme of this year's festival is "Animal Attractions."


[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Atlanta Braves were looking to extend their two-game lead over the Mets in the National-League east. Here with highlights is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin'.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Shannon/Wx)



[Dancing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=00-40 1:15]
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[ROLL STRAIGHT OUT OF BREAK!!!]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back; 19:55:43]
[SUPER=@Jacey1; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. Davies-Mansfield/Executive Artistic Director; :13]
[SUPER=03-Downtown Roanoke; :40]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Stay tuned; 19:57:43]


(( Roanoke Ballet Theatre ))


[Debates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Today the Al Gore and George W- Bush campaigns will iron out the final details of the presidential debates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Washington DC;]


Yesterday, both sides agreed to a series of three televised 90- minute presidential debates and one 90- minute VICE- presidential debate.
They'll be held October third in Boston, October 11th in Winston- Salem, and October 17th in St. Louis.
The vice- presidential forum is October 5th in Danville, Kentucky.
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[SOT 3:01:32]
[IN Q=The Governor is]

((DON EVANS/BUSH CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN: THE GOVERNOR IS VERY EAGER TO DEBATE. HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO A FREE- FLOWING, SUBSTANTIVE, REAL, AND GENUINE DISCUSSION OF ALL THE ISSUES.))
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[SOT 3:02:02]

((WILLIAM DALEY/GORE CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN: WE'VE MADE GREAT PROGRESS AND THIS IS GOOD, BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR FROM THESE PEOPLE IN FORMAL SETTINGS THAT GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS WHAT THEY WILL DO AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. ))
[SUPER=201-Don Evans/Bush Campaign Chairman;]
[SUPER=201-William Daley/Gore Campaign Chairman;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=president of the United States.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Meanwhile, Bush's camp says a videotape mysteriously mailed to a Gore confidant appears to be an authentic copy of Bush's debate rehearsal.
The F-B-I is investigating how the tape and other material reached the Gore associate.


[6Senate-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:42:20]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


If taxes and spending issues determine your vote - the choice for U-S Senator is as simple as deciding whether you want taxes cut - or the deficit cut.
But it gets complicated when you sift through the charges the candidates are hurling at one another.
Ellen Qualls has this week's look at the issues:
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[VO-NAT]


taxes and spending in the race between Chuck Robb and George Allen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The marriage]
[SUPER=219-Ellen/Qualls/equalls@wdbj7.com; :39 ]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :52]
[SUPER=203-Hampden Sydney/September 1994; 1:40]
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.]

(( The marriage penalty.
Some married couples in America pay more in taxes as a couple than they would filing as singles.
Chuck Robb's voted six times for Democratic bills to end the penalty.
He's voted seven times against Republican versions which would also have helped couples who aren't penalized now.
George Allen's ads only report the latter.
The death tax.
Robb's also voted to end federal inheritance taxes.
So really it's a dead issue.
Both guys are largely in agreement on those two taxes -- no matter what the ads say.
The gas tax.
[SOT STANDUP]


It's true.
Robb once proposed pumping up the federal gas tax 50 cents per gallon.
The extenuating circumstance was that it was 1993 and he was looking for ways to lessen dependence on foreign oil in the wake of the Gulf War. [RUNS:00 ]
Robb says this is NOT true.
[sot 09:21:34]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT, IF HE WERE SOMEHOW RE-ELECTED, THAT HE WOULD PURSUE, AND IF THERE WERE ANY PROPOSALS, WHETHER IT WAS HIS OR OTHERS, THAT WOULD SUPPORT THIS MISGUIDED, PUNISHING LEGISLATION, NO MATTER WHAT HE'S SAYING RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION.)) [runs:13]
The car tax.
"No car tax" helped win Jim Gilmore the governor's office, and George Allen was right there supporting it, probably wishing he'd thought it up.
Those who criticize Allen's attempt as governor to cut school funding in '94 and '95 must admit it was to pay for tax cuts.
But on "no car tax," Chuck Robb thought it was bad fiscal policy.
In fairness, so did a number of Democratic and Republican politicians -- who didn't want the state cutting a local tax.
The truth is, Chuck Robb's made a choice.
Reduce the deficit in most instances, before giving any money back to the taxpayers.
Sometimes the sentiment falls flat, as it did six years ago, when he said he'd "take food from the mouths of widows and orphans if we had to begin to solve this deficit."
[SOT TAPE 94-8]

((CHUCK ROBB: I UNDERSTAND THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE A VERY COLD-HEARTED STATEMENT, BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THERE ARE CHOICES THAT HAVE TO BE MADE.)) [RUNS:09 ]
So if you want a fiscal conservative -- is it a Senator who'll reliably vote to cut your taxes?
Or one of only two U-S Senators to make the bi-partisan Concord Coalition's Deficit Reduction Honor Roll every year it's been put out.
You make the choice November 7th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, migraines can lead to a world of other physical - and mental - problems.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT 03:17:50]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON CAM IF YOU SUFFER FROM MIGRAINES- YOU KNOW HOW MISERABLE LIFE CAN BE-- AND NOT JUST WHEN YOU HAVE A HEADACHE.

VT=VO

A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL NEUROLOGY SAYS MANY MIGRAINES SUFFERERS SUFFER EVERY DAY- EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE A MIGRAINE. MAINLY BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN DREAD OF THE NEXT HEADACHE COMING. THE STUDY SAYS THERE'S A HIGH RATE OF DEPRESSION AND OTHER AILMENTS AMONG MIGRAINE SUFFERERS- AND RECOMMENDS YOU DON'T JUST PUT UP WITH THE SITUATION- SEE YOUR DOCTOR - OR A SPECIALIST IF NECESSARY.

VT=VO

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS. SAYS YOU CAN PREDICT HOW LONG A PERSON WILL LIVE BY TESTING THEIR LUNG FUNCTION-- AND THE BETTER THE LUNG FUNCTION THE LOWER THE RISK OF AN EARLY DEATH. THIS SIMPLE TEST IS CALLED SPIROMETRY- AND IS FREQUENTLY USED TO TO DIAGNOSE ASTHMA. MANY PHYSICIANS HAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN THEIR OFFICES- AND AT YOUR NEXT CHECK UP- YOU MAY WANT TO SEE HOW FULL OF AIR YOU ARE.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- MEN- GO SEE YOUR OBSTETRICIAN- IM SERIOUS- A NEW STUDY SAYS THE OBs OFFICE IS A GREAT PLACE FOR MEN TO GET HEALTH CARE SCREENINGS- ESPECIALLY BLOOD PRESSURE. NOW THE TYPICAL AGE OF A WOMEN GOING TO SEE HER OB IS 20s AND 30s - THE AGES MEN ARE NOTORIOUS AT AVOIDING THOSE OF US IN WHITE COATS. BUT A STUDY FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS FINDS WHEN YOUNG MEN GO TO THE OB WITH THEIR PARTNERS- AND GET A BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK. ITS NOT UNCOMMON TO FIND HIGH BP- IN THIS STUDY ABOUT 21% HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[Two-Steve]


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[WRITER=spa]
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2-Shot ad lib tease
[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]


Convicted killer Derek Barnabei said he was innocent until the very end...
Barnabei died by lethal injection last night at Greensville Correctional Center for the rape and murder of Sarah Wisnosky.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Pulaski officers say they're nabbing dozens of drug offenders - thanks to an undercover sting operation.
In "Operation Sticman," undercover officers made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And "Boston Strangler" Albert DeSalvo may not have committed mass murder after all.
For the first time, officials have released DeSalvo's confession tapes, which are raising some doubts.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 15th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


Convicted killer Derek Barnabei proclaimed his innocence to the end.
The 33-year-old died by lethal injection last night at Greensville Correctional Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt]


Barnabei was convicted in the 1993 rape and murder of 17-year-old Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky.
Outside the prison last night were some 25 death penalty opponents, and around as many Italian journalists.
Barnabei's case attracted worldwide attention.
His attorneys have challenged the state to release physical evidence in the case, for INDEPENDENT DNA testing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If the]

((IF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WAS CORRECT IT HAS NOTHING TO FEAR RELEASING THE EVIDENCE. IF IT DOESN'T RELEASE IT, THAT CAN ONLY BE BECAUSE IT HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE AND BECAUSE IT HAS DOUBTS ABOUT BARNABEI'S GUILT.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Tucker/Barnabei's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=guilt.]
[anchor=Kim]
[graphic=Hold]


Governor Gilmore's office has not yet said whether it will comply with that request.



[6Coleman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:14:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


EIGHT years after his death, questions continue in the case of ANOTHER inmate executed in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boydton/1992]


Two newspapers want permission to conduct new tests on old D-N-A samples in the case of Roger Keith Coleman.
He was put to death for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law.
The Boston Globe and Washington Post want to re-test physical evidence in Coleman's case.
A California lab technician says advances in D-N-A- testing techniques could resolve any lingering doubt as to Coleman's guilt.
The Buchanan County coal miner maintained his innocence.
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[Boston-Strangler]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities have released the confession tapes of so-called "Boston Strangler" Albert DeSalvo for the first time.
But the tapes are raising doubts as to whether DeSalvo was actually the killer.
We caution you, some material on the tapes is graphic.
Peg Rusconi reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :05 -QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Casey Sherman/Victim's Nephew; :43]
[SUPER=01-Peter DeSalvo/Family Spokesman; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Peg Rusconi/Reporting; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Pet Rusconi, for CBS News, Boston.]

(( Was the Boston Strangler ever caught ?.. that is the question being asked by the family of one victim and by the relatives of Albert De Salvo.
De Salvo was killed in prison before he could be charged with any of the strangulation murders that haunted Boston in the early 1960s.
But he became known as the Boston strangler when he confessed to the murders of 11 women and two others.
Now DeSalvo's confession tape is being heard publicly for the first time.

Graphic/sot: I penetrated her...she let me do it.


Track: De Salvo was talking about Mary Sullivan.... believed to be the stranglers last victim . Casey Sherman is Sullivan's nephew.

sot: Casey Sherman/Victim's nephew.
(DeSalvo says he committed a sex crime on my aunt....the autopsy

doesn't add up)
Track. IN fact the autopsy report says that no semen and no sperm was found inside Sullivan's body.

sot: Casey Sherman/Victim's nephew
( our law suit is to prove the Boston strangler was never caught...never

solved.)

sot: Peter DeSalvo/family spokesperson.
(people never forget who you are .....we want to clear our name )


Track: That's why the De Salvo's family has joined Sullivan's family in a law suit against the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts Attorney General. They want any evidence from the old investigation so they can launch their own.

(Standup:Peg Rusconi) (COVER UP....RESPONSE FROM POLICE AND ATTORNEY

GENERAL)))


[11Pulaski-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC47:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pulaski officers say they're nabbing dozens of drug offenders - thanks to an undercover sting operation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


More than 50 people were targeted for arrest.
The charges result from a nine-month investigation known as "Operation Sticman."
In it, undercover officers made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys.
They say the area's biggest problem is an addictive pharmaceutical painkiller called "oxycontin."
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[SOT 16:02:05 - :19]
[IN Q=Oxycontin is]

((ERIC MONTGOMERY/ACTING PULASKI CHIEF: OXYCONTIN IS THE CHOICE DRUG NOW. BEFORE IT WAS CRACK AND COCAINE. IT'S SO EXPENSIVE, A WIDE RANGE OF CRIMES ARE OCCURRING BECAUSE OF THIS DRUG.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Montgomery/Acting Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=because of this drug.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say high dosage oxycontin pills can sell for more than 100 dollars a piece and that people are stealing to support their habit.
They also made arrests for dealing of crack, cocaine and marijuana.
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[Dancing#2]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=00-40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[ROLL DIRECTLY OUT OF BREAK!]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're here with; 20:01:12]
[SUPER=@Jacey1; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. Davies-Mansfield/Executive Artistic Director; :10]
[SUPER=03-Downtown Roanoke; :50]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=Right after this; 20:03:06]



(( Roanoke Ballet Theatre ))




[5Gilmore-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-20 31:52]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Construction]


Where there was one six year road plan, now there are two lists: a wish list and a list of roads actually being built.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-VDOT]


And the budget for road projects will now account for inflation.
Simple changes- according to the Governor, but a new way of thinking after decades of poor planning at the Virginia Department of Transportation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:21:57]
[IN Q=And people]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AND PEOPLE BEGAN TO SEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT TYPE OF PLANNING AND PROCESS. AND THEY BEGAN TO COMPLAIN. AND I THINK THAT'S RIGHT. IT FALLS ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO SET US DOWN THE PATH OF REFORM. AND I WISH I COULD TELL YOU THAT THERE WILL COME A MAGIC MOMENT WHERE I COULD TELL YOU IT'S ALL COOKED. BUT IN FACT, I THINK IT WILL TAKE AN ONGOING PROCESS OF CHANGE AND REFORM OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND A HALF.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; ]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=and a half.]
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[VO-NAT]


The chairman of the Democratic Party says it's too little, too late.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:48:49]
[IN Q=The proposal]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/(D) RESTON: THE PROPOSAL TODAY DOES NOT COME CLOSE TO GET ANY ARMS AROUND WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. IT'S AGAIN A BAND-AID APPROACH. IT'S A BABY STEP AT BEST. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT BUREAUCRATICALLY HOW WE DO BUSINESS. BUT IT'S GOING TO OFFER COMMUTERS ON THE STREET NO RELIEF.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=no relief]
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[VO-NAT]


Next week, the Commonwealth Transportation Board unveils its new six year plan -- based on the 3-point-2 BILLION dollars in new transportation funds the General Assembly approved this year.
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[11Dying-Wish]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:28:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Terminally ill children can turn to the Make A Wish Foundation to have their final dreams in life come true. But now adults with less than a year to live can have their final wishes come true thanks to a new organization called Live A Dream Foundation out of Richmond. Right now a Troutville woman is tops on the list - she wants a trip to Disney World. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On Dec.]
[SUPER=03-Troutville;:00]
[SUPER=07-Nannette Compton;:23]
[SUPER=07-Cassie Compton;:46]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:03]
[SUPER=01-Everette Compton/Nannette's Husband;1:31]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=N7, Troutville]

((On December 17th 30 year old Nannette Compton received the worst news of her life, she had breast cancer. After a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy she received even more bad news.

[SOT 1:13:15]
[INQ=]

((NANNETTE COMPTON: I STARTED GETTING HEADACHES THAT WOULDN'T GO AWAY THAT LASTED FOR A WEEK AND THEY DID A CAT SCAN AND FOUND THE FIVE BRAIN TUMORS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


After chemotherapy and medication the doctors said there was nothing else they could do. Nannette and her husband Everette explained to their four children that mom is going to die, and even though they understand there are still questions.

[SOT 1:24:15]
[INQ=]

((CASSIE COMPTON: WHY DOES MY MOMMIE HAVE TO DIE, WHERE DID SHE GET CANCER FROM AND WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO CRY SO MUCH ABOUT THE CANCER?))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]


To add a little hope in their lives Nannett's sister contacted Live A Dream Foundation.
[STANDUP 24:42]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW: THE COMPTON FAMILY IS ONLY THE SECOND FAMILY THE LIVE A DREAM FOUNDATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF GRANTING A FINAL WISH, THEY JUST STARTED THIS ORGANIZATION IN MAY OF THIS YEAR. SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED 1,000 DOLLARS FOR THIS 4 THOUSAND DOLLAR WALT DISNEY TRIP AND THE PROBLEM IS THEY NEED TO SEND HER IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


The Comptons planned to go to Disney World in the spring with the money from their tax return but that may be too late.

[SOT 1:22:19]
[INQ=]

((EVERETTE COMPTON: WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO DISNEY WORLD NOW THE DOCTORS ARE SAYING DO IT NOW INSTEAD OF THEN AND IF IT WASN'T FOR THE FOUNDATION IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN.))
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Nannette's doctors have given her less then a year to live and as she looks back through old pictures of herself and her children she says she's thankful for the time that is left.

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((NANNETTE COMPTON: YOU HAVE TIME TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE IN CAR WRECKS AND GUN SHOTS AND NOBODY IN THEIR FAMILY KNOWS WHAT THEY WANT SO I HAVE TIME TO SAY MY GOOD BYES.))
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Kate Weidaw News7 Troutville.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] If you would like to make a donation to the Live A Dream Foundation to help the Compton family go to Disney World you can send it to SunTrust Bank at 510 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, 24011.
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In sports, it's week four of the high school football season. Here with a preview of some of tonight's matchups is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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From his deathbed, convicted killer Derek Barnabei continued to proclaim his innocence.
Barnabei was executed last night for the rape and murder of 17-year-old Lynchburg native Sarah Wisnosky.
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An undercover sting operation is expected to net dozens of arrests in the town of Pulaski.
Authorities say undercover officers made four-thousand dollars worth of drug buys as part of "Operation Sticman."
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Virginia Film Festival is serving up what it hopes is a tasty menu this year.
This year's theme is "Animal Attractions."
The star guest of the October festival in Charlottesville will be Anthony Hopkins - known to many as Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lector.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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The Late Show with....Al Gore?
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Vice- President Gore took time out during a campaign stop in New York for an appearance on David Letterman last night.
The Democratic Presidential candidate brought the house down reading Letterman's famous "Top Ten" list as the top ten slogans rejected by the Gore- Lieberman campaign.
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((AL GORE/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NUMBER 10. VOTE FOR ME OR I'LL COME TO YOUR HOME AND EXPLAIN MY 191-PAGE ECONOMIC PLAN TO YOU IN EXCRUCIATING DETAIL.))
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Later, Gore went to Radio City Music Hall for a campaign gala.
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