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Coming up............A car accident in Pittsylvania County injures a Danville man.

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And.......97 year old Senator Strom Thurmond is hospitilized following a mysterious collapse.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A car accident early this morning in Pittsylvania County sends a man to the hospital.

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[VO-NAT]
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State police say that Joseph Richardson the third of Danville was speeding on Route 58 west.
He lost control of his car and flipped several times. Authorities say that it took rescue crews about an hour to get him out. Richardson was flown to the hospital by Lifeguard ten.
His condition has not been released.
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[Campaign-Tapes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun aM]
[WRITER=dal]
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George W. Bush's camp is calling for a "comprehensive" investigation into who sent a copy of a Bush campaign video to Al Gore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL]

A Bush campaign spokesman says an ongoing F-B-I probe into the matter should look at members of Al Gore's campaign. The spokesman says the idea that any high-level Bush officials were involved is ridiculous. A federal law enforcement official says the F-B-I probe is focusing on an employee of a Bush campaign consultant. And the source says the investigation is looking to see if any higher-ups were involved.
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[Thurmond]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Senator Strom Thurmond is reportedly doing very well at a Washington hospital this morning,
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A spokeswoman says 97-year-old Thurmond collapsed at a restaurant in Alexandria, yesterday.
Doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center have not determined why he collapsed. But Thurmond's spokeswoman says it's more than likely that it was dehydration.
Thurmond will remain in the hospital through today for observation.
He's the oldest person to serve in the US Senate. Thurmond has been hospitalized before for illnesses including prostate surgery in 1999.
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[11Osborne]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[TAPE#=00-28; TC 1:56:40]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]

Ninth district congressional candidate Mike Osborne held a one-man debate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Christiansburg/Yesterday;]

The Republican is running against veteran ninth district Congressman Rick Boucher. The former wrestler says he challenged Boucher to a wresting match or debate. But, he says Boucher's campaign didn't respond to his phone calls or e-mails, so he held the debate anyway.
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((MICHAEL OSBORNE/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: HERE IS MY OPPONENT, CONGRESSMAN BOUCHER, WITH A BAG OVER HIS HEAD, FAILING - WHERE IS THAT OSBORNE GUY - HE IS AFRAID TO FACE THE FACTS AND I THINK WE NEED TO HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE HERE IN THE NINTH DISTRICT.))
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Osborne is running on his "Vision 2000" platform which he says includes increased financial security and protection of personal freedom.
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Boucher says his staff HAS been in touch with Osborne, and says he looks forward to debating in October, after Congress has adjourned for the year.


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The sights and sounds of the Henry Street Heritage Festival filled Roanoke's Elmwood park. A young saxophone sensation highlighted yesterday's event.
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((NAT SOUND MUSIC..))
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15-year-old Adrian Crutchfield from Charlotte, North Carolina, accompanied the William Penn Jazz Quartet. Thousands turned out for the 11th annual Heritage Festival, which featured African art, as well as plenty of food and fun for the kids. There were also performances by local music groups as well.
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[HealthCheck]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Teaching food safety to high school students is apparently paying off in Giles County.
That's just one of the stories in this week's Health Check.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Sarah Burkett/Senior Extension Agent; :15]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Lemons/V. A. Medical Center Director; 39]
[SUPER=01-Rosa Baker/Veterans Wife; 1:19]
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At Narrows High School students can actually work in the school cafeteria once they've completed the "Serve Safe Food" program.
It teaches food handling practices, so many students are trained BEFORE working in local restaurants.
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((SARAH BURKETT/SENIOR EXTENSION AGENT:WE LOOK AT THINGS SUCH AS BEING CAREFUL ABOUT TIME AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL, ABOUT HAND WASHING, ABOUT AVOIDING CROSS CONTAMINATION))
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The program is also offered at Giles County High School.
Health officials say it has reduced the number of food handling violations by restaurant employees.
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In other health news, the V-A Medical Center in Salem says it's making changes to better serve veterans.
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((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR: EXTERNAL REVIEWERS HAVE VALIDATED THE QUALITY OF OUR CARE AS BEING SECOND TO NONE. WE ARE WORKING INTENSIVELY TO EXPAND BOTH THE QUALITY AND THE SUBSTANCE OF SERVICES BEING PROVIDED))
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Director Stephen Lemons says patients can get appointments in a third of the time it took six months ago. But Lemons admits a lack of space is forcing the hospital to divert emergency patients to other hospitals.
He says he's considering expanding the number of monitored beds and intensive care beds at the facility.
The medical center is also trying to attract more in-house specialists.
At least one patient's family says changes are needed:
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((ROSA BAKER/VETERANS WIFE: IN THE PAST YEARS WE'VE GOT GOOD CARE, BUT IN LAST RECENT YEAR IT'S BEEN REALLY BAD BECAUSE ONE PERSON DOESN'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT THE OTHER PERSON DOING. YOU JUST GET SHIPPED DOWN THE LINE SO MANY TIMES.))
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And in other news, Danville Regional Medical Center's calling a code blue on its blood supply.
Last weekend a couple of critical patients used more than one hundred units of blood.
Officials say that left the blood supply critically low.
The American Red Cross says the need for blood donations is an issue nationwide.
If you'd like to know where you can donate - call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
That's this week's Health Check. I'm Joy Sutton.))
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This weekend several national organizations wrap up "Banned Books Week." It's the 20th annual celebration of books that have stirred controversy from the shelves of America's schools and public libraries. In this week's Virginia Newsreel - Keith Humphry takes us back into the pages of some of the literary controversies of our area.
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[SUPER=21-Clarence Perry/School Board Member; :32]
[SUPER=21-Marion Goldwasser/English Teacher; 1:05]
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(([MAKE SURE THERE'S PAD AT THE TOP OF THIS - WE HAVE TO HEAR HER FIRST WORD "CENSORSHIP" OR IT'S POINTLESS!]
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((CENSORSHIP IS DANGEROUS FOLKS. SOME OF YOU HAVE ALLOWED THIS VICIOUS CYCLE TO START -- 32:56 -- A CYCLE THAT WILL NEVER END UNTIL THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTY SEND A WAKE UP CALL ))

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[32:11 Books VO]
It was a battle of words - and a battle of petitions in 1995 - when some parents defended two books banned from Bath County schools.
The Board had the books "Go Ask Alice" and John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" [32:22 School Board VO] removed after some parents and officials complained they were inappropriate.
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((I FEEL LIKE IF THE LANG SHOULDN'T BE IN THE SCHOOLS... IT'S SOMETHING YOU FIND IN PLAYBOY.))
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104 parents agreed when they signed a petition saying the books had too much profanity, drug use, and sex. [petition 33:12]
But the Board rescinded its ban, after more than 300 people signed a petition to get the books back. [29:56 - VO of Marion Goldwasser teaching in class]
In 1992 - Marion Goldwasser was Carroll County's teacher of the year when a Hillsville evangelist led a petition drive to get her fired.
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((THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAN JUST THIS GROUP AND MY CLASS WAS BEING DICTATED TO BY THAT VERY VOCAL ELEMENT ))

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[more Goldwasser]
Some parents demanded Goldwasser stop having her students read ["Floatplane Notebooks" footage 30:03] Clyde Edgerton's "Floatplane Notebooks." They said it was vulgar. She said it taught compassion. She refused to back down. [31:40 - students]
After a show of support from Goldwasser's students, the textbook [30:46 - textbook committee meeting] committee voted to keep the book in school - but to have it taught to seniors instead of juniors.
Some weren't happy with that decision:
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((I THINK IT MEANS TEACHERS CAN BRING IN WHATEVER GARBAGE THEY WANT TO))
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[ALA Web Site - 10:27:18] Last year - the immensely popular Harry Potter series topped the [10:41:53 - close-up of Harry Potter news release] American Library Association's list of most-challenged books. [from 00-14 1:56:02 - Harry Potter book footage]
While many parents want the Potter books removed from schools because of their focus on wizardry and magic, the A-L-A's records show the boy-wizard who fights the forces of evil has gone UNchallenged, so far, in Virginia. That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))




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Coming up......Lifeguard ten is called out this morning after a Danville man flips his car.

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And............A priest trashes an abortion clinic with an axe. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=00-32 1:07:10]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


One man was taken to the hospital early this morning following an accident in Pittsylvania County.

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State police say Joseph Richardson the third of Danville was heading westbound on Route 58 at a high speed. He lost control of his car and flipped several times. Authorities say that it took rescue crews about an hour to get him out.
Richardson was flown to the hospital by Lifeguard ten. His condition has not been released.
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[11VA-Beach]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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All Virginia Beach parking garages built before 1996 will undergo safety inspections.
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Virginia Beach officials ordered the inspections following the deaths of four nurses last Sunday.
They died when their car plunged off the top deck of an Oceanfront parking garage.
The city plans to hire a structural engineer to help.
Beyond that, city officials say they aren't sure what they will check for, or what they can legally force private parking-garage owners to do.
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[Abortion-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The approval of the abortion pill, RU-486, in the US, is being blamed for inciting a priest to vandalize an abortion clinic in Illinois.
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32 year old Father John Earl is out on bail this morning.
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Police say he used a car to ram the back door of this clinic in Rockford to get inside.
Once in, he started chopping things up with an ax.
Earl allegedly threatened the owner of the building, Wayne Webster, with the ax and only backed off after Webster fired warning shots from his shotgun.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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The fighting continues today in the Holy Land.
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For the third day in a row, Palestinians are clashing with Israeli security forces.
In the West Bank town of Hebron, in Nazareth, and in east Jerusalem, Palestinians are throwing stones at soldiers and police. In Nazareth, the troops fired back with tear gas and rubber bullets.
During the three days of violence at least 19 Palestinians have been killed and a hundred wounded.
Meanwhile, each side blames the other for the violence, the deadliest in the region since 1996.
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Fans are pouring into Martinsville for today's Napa Auto Care 500, but it was the second annual speedfest that kept them entertained yesterday. The event sponsored by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce - is pulling in millions of dollars for the local economy. Surae Chinn has more.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Tuckett/Race Fan from Kentucky;:15]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hardie/Race Fan;:30]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Ray/Race Fan;:49]
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((Music has set the stage for Speedfest. Thousands have decended onto the streets in uptown Martinsville to check out the sites and sounds of the festivities.
TOM TUCKETT/RACE FAN FROM KENTUCKY: I'VE ENJOYED IT ALL. I REALLY LIKE THE ATMOSPHERE, THE RACE, I'M A BIG RACE FAN.
They're race fans young and old.
THE CARS...I LIKE THE MUSIC.
And racefans near and far - like Tom Hardie from Florida.
TOM HARDIE/RACE FAN: IT LOOKS LIKE THIS TOWN GATHERS UP ALL THEIR RACEFANS IN HERE. I THINK THAT'S UNIQUE FROM WHAT YOU SEE AT OTHER TRACKS.
SURAE STAND-UP
MIKE RAY: YOU KNOW A LOT OF RACEFANS AROUND HERE - THEY LIKE COMING HERE AND IT ALL KIND OF COMES TOGETHER AND MIXES REAL WELL.
And you can't forget the food. 35 thousand people are expected to participate in Speedfest. Sunday's race may be huge, but it's Speedfest that's making its own track record this race weekend. Surae Chinn, News7, Martinsville.))
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[Tractor-Dance]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-]
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There's a square dancing troupe in Minnesota - that's giving "do-si-do" an all new meaning... and giving tractors

a whole new purpose.
Jason Davis reports.
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[SUPER=01-Carol Schrum/Tractor Dancer; 1:08 -- quick]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Rognstad/Tractor Dancer; 1:14 -- QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Paul and Barb Stendahl/Tractor Dancers; 1:21 - QUICK]
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"When we first started out we had no idea what we were doing".

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NEVERTHELESS BILL FRANCE MANAGED TO PERSUADE FOUR COUPLES TO CALL THEMSELVES THE CRAZY EIGHT SQUARE DANCERS AND FORM ONE OF THE STRANGEST GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY.

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<"Are you ready for a good show?
Lets go!"

TAKE BEST SEQUENCE OF MUSIC AND DANCING TO GET IT GOING
USING TRACTORS THAT DATE BACK FIFTY YEARS OR MORE THIS FUN LOVING GROUP ARE HAVING A BALL.
OR AT LEAST A SQUARE DANCE.

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IT ALL BEGAN WHEN THE MEN THOUGHT DANCING TRACTORS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA...

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"For our thirtieth wedding anniversary he bought me a tractor.
And told me I was going to ride it!".

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"I said you've got to be kidding, I haven't driven a tractor for over forty years!" ))

((SOT - ROGNSTAD


"We had square danced on foot before and he said no on a tractor, I said you are out of your mind!"))
((SOT - STENDAHL


"She said I haven't driven a tractor for, what did you say thirty years?
Mmmm Hmmm.
'Were you thrilled at the idea Barb?
I wouldn't say thrilled no."))

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"The first practice of the year, and we started about the first week of June, was almost like a demotion derby". )) THERE IS LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS PERFORMANCE AND A REGULAR SQUARE DANCE.
ALL THE MOVES ARE THERE FROM A PROMENADE TO DO-SI-DO. THE ONLY THING THEY DON'T DO IS BACK UP.....

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<"I was going to say I can't get much closer than this".
<"We have some physical contact once in a while (laughs)"
<"Those are called love taps (laughs)".
<"We did lock hubs once".
<"It's amazing what you get to do in the woods".

IN PARK RAPIDS, MINNESOTA, THIS IS JASON DAVIS REPORTING.)
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People all across the country are requesting performances from the Crazy Eight Square Dancing Tractors.
But they can't afford to travel - so they're looking for a corporate sponsor.

[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday Morning]
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NASCAR's Burton Brothers will be at the front of the pack this afternoon when the checkered flag drops for the NAPA Auto Care 500 at the Martinsville Speedway. But Mike Stevens tells us that the best driver of all the Burton Brothers won't even be on the track this afternoon.
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[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Oldest Burton Brother; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Youngest Burton Brother; :55]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Brian Burton/Middle Burton Brother; 1:30]
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[Pumpkin-Toss]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET]
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And finally this morning.......
The owner of the pumpkin patch you are about to see explains the second annual "Punkin Chunkers" event by saying "big boys like big toys."
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[VO-NAT]
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The second annual pumpkin festival took place yesterday in Millersville, Pennsylvania.
The event, practiced all over the United States, involves creative machines designed to toss a pumpkin the furthest.

The event was organized to raise money for cancer research. Last year it raised 53 thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society.
The world record flight is over four thousand feet.
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