[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

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[VO-NAT]

Two people are recovering from an early morning house fire in Roanoke. One of the victims is a police officer.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

And the suspect in a deadly shooting at a gay bar could face more charges today.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


Beautiful skies continue as warmer weather creeps into our work week. Forecast details are straight ahead.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Stay with us.....News 7 Mornin' is next.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-33]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


One woman and a police officer were taken to the hospital this morning following a house fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Crews were called to 1910 Melrose Avenue around 3:30.
Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they arrived.
They say the owner of the house was injured as well as a police officer. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
One neighbor witnessed the blaze.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I looked out the]

(())
[SUPER=01-Eugene Samuels/Neighbor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=standing on the porch]
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[VO-NAT]


No word yet on what caused the fire.
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[11Backstreet-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ronnie Gay]

A Roanoke Grand Jury could hand up more charges today against the man accused in last week's shootings at the Backstreet Cafe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 25]

Ronald Edward Gay is charged with first-degree murder in the September 22nd shooting death of Danny Lee Overstreet. He could also face aggravated malicious wounding charges.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 22]

One person was killed and six injured when Gay allegedly opened fire inside the predominatly gay bar. One victim remains hospitalized at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Iris Page Webb is listed in stable condition.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Israeli leaders will meet today to discuss fighting that's killed at least 31 people and injured hundreds since Thursday. Dozens of the dead were Palestinians. And even as the two countries try to work out a cease-fire, the clashes continue.
David Hawkins reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shlomo Ben-Ami/Acting Foreign Minister; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Reporting; 1:52]
[RUNS=:2:09]
[OUT Q=Jeruselum]

((It began with rocks and bottles... but now Israeli forces are sending in tanks and helicopters against Palestinian gunmen on the West Bank.
Israeli sharpshooters continued to pick off stone-throwing youths with rubber-coated bullets... but where the Palestinians added automatic weapons to their arsenal... the Israelis responded in force.
In the West Bank towns of Nablus and Ramallah... and in Gaza... soldiers exchanged heavy fire with Palestinian fighters... and in some cases... Palestinian police.
Twenty-seven Palestinians have been killed... in four days of clashes... more than 700 injured. One Israeli soldier is reported dead... and less than a dozen wounded.
Palestinian officials say the lopsided casualty figures are proof that Israel is using excessive force against protesters and innocent bystanders.
Among the victims... 12-year-old Mohammed Aldura... who despite his father's desperate pleas for a cease-fire... was killed in a crossfire during a gun battle in Gaza.
His funeral was one of many that have drawn angry crowds... adding fuel to the fire.
Diplomatic attempts to tamp down the flames have failed. Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, has asked Yasser Arafat to personally intervene to stop the violence.

SOT SHLOMO BEN-AMI, ISRAELI ACTING FOREIGN MINISTER

WE HAVE SOLID GROUND TO BELIEVE THAT IN GREAT PART THE DISTURBANCES, THE RIOTS, THE CLASHES HAVE BEEN ORCHESTRATED FROM ABOVE.
But Palestinians say the riots are a spontaneous reaction to a visit to a hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem by Ariel Sharon, an Israeli politician reviled by many Arabs. Protests have spread throughout the Palestinian-controlled territories... and into Arab areas of Israel itself.
ON CAMERA JERUSALEM MAY NO LONGER BE AT THE CENTER OF THE FIGHTING... BUT IT'S STILL THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM. PEACE TALKS HAVE BEEN STUCK ON WHO WILL CONTROL THE CITY'S HOLY SITES. THE RECENT CLASHES HAVE INCREASED TENSIONS... AND LOWERED THE CHANCES OF THE TWO SIDES REACHING AN AGREEMENT.
DH, CBS NEWS, JERUSALEM))








[11Catawba-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-29; TC 1:51:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Volunteers at the Catawba Fire Department had their hands full this weekend- but it was all in good fun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Catawba]

Crews were celebrating the department's 50-th anniversary. Kids had a chance to learn about fire safety and to see the different trucks the department uses. The Assistant Fire Chief says the volunteers are the ones who made it all possible.
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[SOT5:56:32]
[IN Q=it speaks]

((KENNY ORR/ASST. FIRE CHIEF: IT SPEAKS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AS FAR AS GETTING VOLUNTEERS FOR 50 YEARS, YOU'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND GIVE THEIR TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Kenny Orr/Assistant Fire Chief]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=their time.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Catawba Valley Civic League presented the department with an award for its service.
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



He started his first business when he was just 8 years old.
Now, at the ripe old age of 19, a student is named entrepreneur of the year!
Mike Castellucci shows us this California teen sensation.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Castellucci/Reporting; :57]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]



(Shannon tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:))

[Hurricane-Keith]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Hurricane Keith is expected to weaken today after setting off deadly flooding in Central America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yucatan Peninsula;]


Coastal residents of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and northeastern Belize fled their homes as the dangerous storm moved onshore yesterday. Heavy rain and flooding throughout Central America caused at least two deaths and forced hundreds to be evacuated. Peace Corp volunteers and U-S government employees in non-emergency jobs have been moved out. The slow-moving storm lost strength last night as it drifted inland. It's expected to weaken even further today.
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[Supreme-Court]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]

The United States Supreme Court begins its new term today. The panel will take on such issues as unreasonable search and seizure and discrimination against the disabled.
But some say the biggest decision to effect the court may be one justices have no control over. Rita Braver explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[Super=01-Rita Braver/Reporting; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Neas/People for the American Way; 1:10]
[SUPER=04-1987; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Robert Bork/Former Supreme Court Nominee; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Tom Goldstein/Supreme Court Observer; 1:47]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=at the Supreme Court]

((WHEN THE JUSTICES GATHER FOR THEIR NEW TERM THEY'LL BE TAKING UP CASES ON HOT TOPICS ...
LIKE DRUGS...DECIDING WHETHER HOSPITALS CAN TEST EXPECTANT MOTHERS FOR DRUG USE AND REPORT RESULTS TO THE POLICE...OR WHETHER POLICE CAN PUT UP ROADBLOCKS TO CHECK DRIVERS FOR DRUGS...WITH NO SUSPICION OF WRONG DOING.
THEY'LL CONSIDER WHO'S COVERED UNDER THE LAW AIMED AT PROTECTING DISABLED AMERICANS...AND THEY'LL LOOK AT ENVIRONMENTAL LAW-HOW MUCH POWER DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE TO REGULATE CLEAN AIR AND WATER?

(RITA WALKING STAND-UP -- DON'T FONT)

But the big talk this election year is not about what the court may be doing...but about what the Presidential Candidates might do to the court...if as predicted...there are one or more vacancies...
VO Candidates: THE BIG ISSUE IS OF COURSE ABORTION...WITH GEORGE W. BUSH INDICATING HE PREFERS JUSTICES WHO OPPOSE ABORTION RIGHTS...AND AL GORE ALL BUT PROMISING NOMINEES WHO FAVOR THEM...
BUT ABORTION IS JUST ONE ISSUE. RALPH NEAS...OF THE LIBERAL GROUP...PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY...CLAIMS BUSH APPOINTEES COULD UNDO YEARS OF SOCIAL PROGRESS:
FONT: RALPH NEAS, PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
SOT: P 2 NEASE: There would be more than 100 Supreme Court precedents

that would be overturned, affecting// the environment, gun control, campaign finance reform.
DATE FONT: 1987 CONSERVATIVE ROBERT BORK, HIMSELF DEFEATED THE FOR THE SUPREME COURT IN 1987...SAYS ITS GORE APPOINTMENTS THAT WOULD BE DANGEROUS FOR THE COUNTRY...
FONT: ROBERT BORK, FORMER SUPREME COURT NOMINEE
SOT I think the Justices appointed by Gore will be hard liberal...they

will represent the core of the Democrat party...racial preferences, normalization of homosexuality, religion pushed aside.
VO: STILL, PRESIDENTS SHOULDN'T COUNT THEIR COURT VACANCIES BEFORE THEY'RE HATCHED.
FONT: TOM GOLDSTEIN, SUPREME COURT WATCHER
SOT: I think even those that we sort of think of as old say...I don't

have anything that I'd rather do than this...and you'll pry my cold dead hands off the bench if you want to get rid of me....
VO: JIMMY CARTER AFTER ALL, WENT FOUR YEARS WITHOUT ONE.
RITA BRAVER, CBS NEWS AT THE SUPREME COURT.))


[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=feedback; 1:34:30]
[GRAPHIC=feedback]


The Backstreet Cafe shootings and the recent Senate debate are two of the news stories that viewers responded to last week.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more in this edition of Feedback.
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[SOT=Animation Open]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 22;:05]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/September 24;:41]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Animation Close]


((The shots fired inside a gay bar in Roanoke were heard around the country and got front page attention for close to a week.
By the third day of coverage, though, many viewers agreed with a woman from Giles County (Kathy Miller) who said:
"It's terrible, it needs reporting, but there are many other stories that could use the attention. When this is the "top" story every newscast I just wonder how reporters survive. There is only so much you can say about a story! Get some stories from the Universities...Give more attention to surrounding counties. A Roanoke based station certainly realizes the large viewing area outside the Roanoke County line...BORED WITH YOUR NEWS!!!!!"
Our live coverage of a debate between US Senate candidates Chuck Robb and George Allen brought this note from Buena Vista (Penny Fauber-Moore):
"After watching these two verbally spar for an hour, I am more confused than ever as to whom to cast my vote for. Chuck Robb stuttered and stammered, and forgot questions. George Allen came across as belligerent and arrogant, and they both seemed to dodge important issues. Too bad there is not enough time for someone else to throw their hat into the ring! I remain an undecided voter."
Our mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer a fax, the number 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our web site has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Doctor Dave Hnida has some tips on how to avoid serious injury during your workout.
Here's this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[Super=04-NBC Sports]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((VT=VO

DESPITE HOW HARD THEY WORK AND TRAIN- OLYMPIC ATHLETES REALLY DONT SUFFER A LOT OF SERIOUS INJURIES.ONE REASON IS THE GREAT MEDICAL CARE- ANOTHER- THEY TRAIN THE RIGHT WAY... THE WAY YOU SHOULD BE DOING IT. IN FACT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDICS HAS SOME OLYMPIC SIZE TIPS THAT YOU CAN PUT TO EVERY DAY USE WHEN IT COMES TO EXERCISE- ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE JUST STARTING OUT.
GRFX NUMBER ONE: DON'T DO THE SAME THING DAY IN AND DAY OUT. DOING THE SAME ACTIVITY REPEATEDLY PUTS YOU AT A HIGHER RISK FOR THINGS LIKE TENDENTIOUS AND STRESS FRACTURES.
GRFX TWO- WARM UP AND STRETCH BEFORE EVERY WORKOUT- THEN COOL DOWN AND STRETCH WHEN DONE.
GRFX NEXT- INCREASE YOUR ACTIVITY GRADUALLY- YOU MAY EVEN WANT TO USE THE SO CALLED 10% RULE- ONLY INCREASE YOUR TIME DISTANCES AND INTENSITY OF EXERCISE BY 10 PERCENT EACH WEEK.
GRFX AND FINALLY -- TAKE A DAY OFF NOW AND THEN LET YOUR MUSCLES AND BONES RECOVER-

VT=VO

AND BY ALL MEANS DON'T IGNORE PAIN. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY- IT'LL HELP KEEP YOU OUT OF THE DOCTORS OFFICE. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The British are finding a new way to drink a cup of tea and it doesn't require a tea bag. Japanese scientists have managed to compress tea leaves into tiny heart-shaped pills. Geoff Meade of England's SKY News has more.

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[SOT Thursday 17:12:13]
[IN Q=Slurping]
[SUPER=03-London, England; :08]
[SUPER=01-Edward Brahma/Curator; :30]
[SUPER=01-Geoff Meade/Reporting; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=at the London Tea Museum]



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


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


The man accused of killing one man and injuring a handful of others in a shooting at a Roanoke nightclub could face even more charges. Ronald Gay could be charged today with malicious wounding for the attack at the Backstreet Cafe.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The U-S government is warning Americans about traveling to Central America and Belize where Hurricane Keith is blamed for at least two deaths and widespread flooding. The storm is expected to weaken today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

And the Catawba Fire Department is celebrating 50-years of service.
The volunteer department held an open house over the weekend during which kids got to learn about the station's various fire trucks.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


And that's what's making news on this Monday October 2-nd.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-33]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Two people were sent to the hospital following an early morning house fire in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Crews were called to 1910 Melrose Avenue around 3:30.
Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they arrived.
They say the owner of the house was injured as well as a police officer. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
One neighbor witnessed the blaze.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I looked out the]

(())
[SUPER=01-Eugene Samuels/Neighbor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=standing on the porch]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


No word yet on what caused the fire.
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[2-11Backstreet-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Cafe]

One victim of last week's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe is still recovering in the hospital.
[SS=Gay]

Meantime, a Roanoke Grand Jury could hand up more charges today against the man accused in the shooting.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 25]

Ronald Edward Gay is charged with first-degree murder in the September 22nd shooting death of Danny Lee Overstreet. He could also face aggravated malicious wounding charges.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 22]

One person was killed and six injured when Gay allegedly opened fire inside the predominantly gay bar. Shooting victim Iris Page Webb remains hospitalized at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She is listed in stable condition.
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[Campaign-2000]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The major party candidates for president are honing their debate skills in preparation for tomorrow's match-up. Even though the election is still more than a month away, some say this week could decide the race. Bill Whitaker reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Sarasota, FL; :00]
[SUPER=201-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :14]
[SUPER=201-Bill Whitaker/Reporting; :49]
[SUPER=201-Chris Lehane/Gore Spokesman; 1:04]
[SUPER=201-Pat Robertson/Christian Coalition; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=Austin]

((NARR: With polls tight and the competition fierce the debate this week could be the campaign's defining moment ... but you'd never know it watching the candidates. At Bush's Texas ranch the mood was light during debate rehearsal ... for the cameras at least.

SOT: George W. Bush & Sen. Judd Gregg/ GWB: AND HE TARGETS SOME PEOPLE

OUT. THAT'S WHY 50 MILLION AMERICANS GET NO TAX RELIEF AT ALL. JG: WELL GOVERNOR, I'VE GOTTA ADMIT THAT'S THE BEST I EVER HEARD. HAHAHAHA!
NARR: Down in Florida, Al Gore brought 13 what he called real people" to help prepare him for the debate. Both candidates are playing the expectations game. Gore says Bush always does better than expected. To the Bush camp it's only fitting Gore's rehearsing at a shark center, since they're telling everyone he's a natural born killer debater.

SOT: George W. Bush/ I THINK HE'S A GOOD ONE, YEAH I THINK HE'S GOOD.


Whitaker on cam/ But the PR levity masks the seriousness. This debate could be their best chance for both men to accentuate the positive and dispel negative impressions like for example that Gore is a know-it-all or that Bush doesn't know enough.

SOT: Chris Lehane/Gore Spokesman

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE MOMENTS IN A CAMPAIGN WHERE YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 75 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE WATCHING.
NARR: And of course, they're getting loads of advice. On CBS Face The Nation the Christian Coalition's Pat Robertson said Bush has to get tough to win not just the debate, but the election.

SOT: Pat Robertson/Christian Coalition

HE'S GOT TO COME OUT SWINGING LIKE A FIGHTER. AND IF HE DOESN'T DO IT, IF HE CONTINUES THIS SORT OF NICE SORT OF APPROACH, I THINK HE'S GOING TO LOSE.
NARR: So far this campaign, the polls have swung toward Bush, then Gore, now they're in a dead heat. This debate could help one or the other break away.
SOUND UP: Bush/Gore laughing.
NARR: So maybe this is nervous laughter.
BW,CBSN, Austin.))

[11Salem-Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-30; TC 2:00:13]
[GRAPHIC=Speedway Collapse]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] Repairs to the walkway at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina continue four months after a portion of it collapsed.
More than 100 people were injured. A couple from Salem was there that night and is still recovering. Kate Weidaw talked to them about their injures and what their recovery has been like.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There were]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 20;:16]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Hill/Injured In Collapse;:29]
[SUPER=01-Jody Hill/Injured In Collapse; :42]
[SUPER=03-Salem;1:23]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:29]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Salem]

((
[SOT 2:26:15]
[INQ=]

((JODY HILL: THERE WERE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, LAYING EVERY WHERE, THEIR LEGS WOULD BE UP BY THEIR HEADS THEY WERE BROKEN SO BAD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


It's a night neither Jeff or Jody Hill will ever forget. They were trying to leave Lowe's Motor Speedway early so they wouldn't have to sit in traffic. But after a few steps on the bridge they heard two loud pops and then the bridge collapsed.

[SOT 2:22:22]
[INQ=]

((JEFF HILL: WE REMEMBER THE FALL, BEING IN MID AIR THINKING TO MYSELF I REALLY NEED TO LAND ON MY FEET, I LOOKED DOWN AND COULD SEE NOTHING BUT GRAY WHICH WAS THE CONCRETE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]



[SOT 2:25:31]
[INQ=]

((JODY HILL: RIGHT AFTER I HIT I LOOKED OVER FOR JEFF. SOME HOW I WAS ABLE TO STAND UP AND WALK OVER TO HIM AND I GOT OVER TO HIM AND THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]



[SOT 2:23:04]
[INQ=]

((JEFF HILL: I KNEW INSTANTLY THAT MY BACK WAS BROKEN AND MY LEGS WERE NUMB.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


When emergency crews pulled Jeff from the concrete they found not only was his back broken, but his neck and ankles were fractures. Jody's left foot was crushed and her right foot was broken.

[SOT 2:25:06]
[INQ=]

((JEFF HILL: THEY GOT US OUT PRETTY FAST, THEY TOOK US OUT SEPARATELY AND TOOK US TO SEPARATE HOSPITALS 30 MILES APART AND WE WERE APART FOR OVER A MONTH BEFORE WE FINALLY GOT TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


Recovery has been slow for the Hill's. Both spent several weeks in the hospital, in wheel chairs, and in physical therapy. While they were gone friends built a ramp to the front door of their new home. Now months later both are able to walk but there is still a long road to recovery. Yet Jeff and Jody have found a positive way to look at this experience.

[SOT 2;32:17]
[INQ=]

((JEFF HILL: AS BAD AS THE ACCIDENT WAS AND CONTINUES TO BE AND PROBABLY WILL AFFECT US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES IT GIVES YOU A NEW APPRECIATION FOR JUST BEING ALIVE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 15]



[SOT 2:33:04]
[INQ=]

((JODY HILL: YOU REALIZE HOW FAST YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE IN ONE SECOND IT ALL CHANGED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


Kate Weidaw News7 Salem.))

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

Several people who were injured at the Speedway have filed lawsuits against the race track. So far, the Hill's have not, but they say they're considering it.



[11Abortion-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-28; TC 1:58:07]
[GRAPHIC=RU 486]

More than 100 people silently protested abortion in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The protesters lined the sidewalk yesterday afternoon on the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road holding signs. They say Thursday's approval of the RU-486 pill will only lead to more abortions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:35]
[IN Q=I feel]

((DOUG GIMBERT/ABORTION PROTESTER: I FEEL IT WILL MAKE PROMISCUITY THAT MUCH MORE PREVALENT IN OUR SOCIETY THAT MUCH MORE PREVALENT AND LEAD TO MORE ABORTIONS AND MISINFORMATION GETTING OUT TO WOMEN WHO DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT DOWN THE ROAD WHEN THEY REALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Gimbert/Abortion Protester]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=they have done.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The abortion protest is a yearly event, that just happened to correspond with last week's FDA decision.
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[11Digital-Divide]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26; TC 2:02:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some rural communities are far removed from the information superhighway. Now city and county officials from across the South want to change that.
They're trying figure out how to give everyone knowledge of - and access to - the Internet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This weekend-- the "Southern Growth Policies Board" held a conference at the Hotel Roanoke in hopes of breaking what it calls the Digital Divide. Those attending the conference say many people have a computer but don't have the Internet.
They say others have the Internet but don't know how to use it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:25:48]
[IN Q=This area]

((SCOTT DORON: THIS AREA HAS A LOT OF ASSETS THEN OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTH DON'T HAVE. IT HAS A WONDERFUL UNIVERSITY AND IS AN ELECTRONIC CENTER BUT YOU GO A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF BLACKSBURG AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES.))


[SUPER=01-Scott Doron/Senior Program Manager]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=same issues.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Those attending the three day conference say they hope to bring awareness of the problem of the "Digital Divide"- and to offer solutions that have worked for other communities.




[American-Saint]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

For only the second time in history an American has been designated as a saint. Lee Cowan shows us how Katherine Drexel earned the honor less than half a century after her death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-The Vatican; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :41]
[SUPER=01-Robert Gutherman/Prayed to Drexel; :47 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Connie Wall/Amy's Mother; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Hartman/Cancer Patient; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=the vatican]

((
(NARR:)


At the Vatican this Sunday -- it wasn't only Church history being made, but American history too.

For only the second time since the Church began naming Saints, an American born person been added to the list.

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"The new Saint Katharine Drexel..."

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Mother Katharine Drexel, is now, SAINT KATHARINE. A wealthy Philadelphia heiress, she could have lived a life of privlidge. Instead she spent it helping the underprivledged.

Some 70 years BEFORE the civil rights movement, she was building schools to educate Native American and African American children - teaching tolerance in the face of threats from the Klan.

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But its what the Vatican now believes Katharine Drexel did AFTER her death in 1955, that raised her to the level of Saint.

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"We knew THEN that it was a miracle."

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Robert Gutherman claims he can hear today - because of a prayer to Katherine Drexel - So can 8-year-old Amy Wall.
Both were deaf - both BELIEVE they were cured - and doctors cant explain either one.

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"It's just more than anyone could ever pray for."

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Those two stories, and countless other rumors bring thousands to Mother Drexels shine outside Philadelphia.
People like Rebecca Hartman -- diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

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"I mean, I pray to God all the time, but sometimes it help if you have other people in other cirumstances working around you. L: Like Katharine Drexel. A: Exactely."

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By Vatican standards -- Mother Katharine became a Saint faster than anyone else -- only 45 years after her death.
For those who knew her -- that was still TOO long. Lee Cowan, CBS News, the Vatican.))

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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A Roanoke home was damaged by fire this morning.
Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they arrived around 3:30.
They say the owner of the house was injured as well as a police officer. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
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A Roanoke Grand Jury could hand up more charges today against the man accused in last week's shootings at the Backstreet Cafe. Ronald Edward Gay is charged with first-degree murder in the September 22nd shooting death of Danny Lee Overstreet. He could also face aggravated malicious wounding charges.

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The Catawba Fire Department celebrated its 50-th anniversary over the weekend. Kids had a chance to learn about fire safety and to see the different trucks the department uses. The Catawba Valley Civic League presented the department with an award for its service.

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