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Coming up on News 7-
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The debate over improving emergency response time in Roanoke county surfaces in Vinton tonight.
Plans for a 55- mile gas pipeline move forward.
And, Danville gets its first snow of the season.
But Mother Nature can't claim this one.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Emergency response times in Roanoke County could be getting shorter.
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Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. Jean has the night off.

[Vinton-EMS]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The County's Fire and Rescue Chief says he has a plan that could speed up emergency response times. Rick Burch presented his report to the County board of Supervisors last month. Tonight he took his proposal to Vinton town council. Meredyth Censullo has more.
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((Burch says response time to any call in the county should take less than six minutes. Right now, if the local volunteer crew isn't available, the next closest crew is expected to respond - But that could double the response time. Burch suggests dividing the county into four quadrants-- North, South, East and West-- each staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with Advanced Life Support - or ALS - coverage. That's in addition to the volunteer services already in place. Burch says the quadrant plan would be capable of providing ALS response within 6 minutes to 80 percent of EMS calls. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Vinton.))
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The plan, though, would require additional funding of 907-thousand dollars, adding 20 additional paramedics and firefighters. Burch plans to meet with all volunteer stations to discuss the proposal. A public meeting is planned for October 24th.

[Washington]


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He is the first man who faced execution in Virginia-- and was proved innocent by D-N-A.
But Earl Washington, Jr. remains in prison tonight, still serving 30 years for a separate burglary and malicious wounding.
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His lawyers say thank you to Governor Jim Gilmore for yesterday's absolute pardon in the Culpeper murder case.
But they say the time served on death row doesn't count toward the parole he might have been eligible for as early as 1988 -- and the Governor did nothing to fix that.
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((GERALD ZERKIN/WASHINGTON'S ATTORNEY: GOVERNORS MAKE AND ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE POLITICAL DECISIONS... MOTIVATED BY POLITICS AND NOT WHAT I THINK WOULD BE FAIR AND JUST IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.))
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We asked Washington in a phone interview today if he believes in the justice system.
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(( hahahaha. I DON'T THINK I WANT TO ANSWER THAT. hahaha. -- I MIGHT PUT MY FOOT IN MY MOUTH I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.))
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The Governor's spokesman Mark Miner says only that Washington's fate is now in the hands of the Parole Board.
And quoting now "We're NOT talking about a model citizen here."
The Department of Corrections says it is fast-tracking the process to see if Washington should be eligible for parole now.

[Debate]


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[WRITER=tha]
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America got its first taste tonight of what a President Al Gore or a President George W. Bush would be like.
The two went head to head in televised debate number one in Boston.
Drew Levinson is there with the latest.
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((It was perhaps the most important 90 minutes of the campaign so far. Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W Bush squared off -- in their first debate in Boston. And right out of the gate it was a duel of words.
(SOT: Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate)
(SOT: George W. Bush, R-Presidential Candidate)

An estimated 75 million people watched this first debate. With both candidates in a virtual dead heat in the polls, it was their first major chance to speak to all of America-- and try to sway votes.
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The man is running on Mediscare...
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you go to your own dr..... etc. With the gloves off, the debate moved quickly from Medicare to social security, tax cuts, energy policy, abortion and the Supreme Court. And time and time again, the debate moderator scolded the two for going over their time limit:
(SOT: Jim Lerher, Moderator)

If you guys have anything more to say, you can say in your closing statement.
(NATS-Shaking hands)

But-- after 90 minutes, the posturing ended. And both candidates ended their first face off with a quick handshake...
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standup:))

[Martha-Stewart]


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KMart stores are stocked with the latest Martha Stewart bedding products.
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The unique thing about that is Dan River Mills made the products.
The matching sheets, comforters and pillowcases just arrived in KMart stores across the country.
One store manager said customers have been asking about the new items even before they arrived.
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((SHARON CARTER/KMART MANAGER: IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT 90 PERCENT FULL. IT WAS SLOW PROCESS GETTING IN BUT NOW ABOUT ALL OF IT IS HERE AND IT'S SOME PRETTY COLORS AND DESIGNS.))
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The new products are a result of a cooperative effort between Martha Stewart, Kmart and Dan River Mills.
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[One-Source]


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People in the Roanoke Valley could have no long distance service now that a Roanoke company's gone out of business.
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One Source provided pager, cell phone and long distance service but now its two Roanoke offices are suddenly locked.
[SUPER=04-January;]

Company vice president Mark Rhodes talked to us earlier this year about problems with the company but would not go on camera today. He says One Source owners have started Infonet instead, which will be based in Roanoke and provide high speed data service only. Long distance customers will have to switch to a new plan.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: DOES YOUR PHONE SITLL WORK? DOES YOUR PAGER STILL WORK? DO YOU HAVE SERVICE? YOU CAN BET YOU'LL GET A BILL AND YOU'LL FIND OUT IF YOUR CARRIER'S CHANGED.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau;]
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[VO-NAT]

The Better Business Bureau says customers were never warned that One Source was closing -- and that cell phone or pager users should never pay for a year in advance in case the company closes.
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[Train-station]


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Roanoke's old train station will once more be open to the public- -not likely as a passenger terminal- -but restored to the hay-day of the mid- twentieth century.
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Center in the Square bought the building yesterday for 131-thousand dollars.
The non- profit agency bought it after learning a commercial developer was negotiating a deal with Downtown Roanoke , Incorporated.
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((WE WERE VERY CONCERNED THAT THERE WAS A COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OUTSIDE OF VIRGINIA... BEST IN THE HANDS OF AN ORGANIZATION SUCH AS CENTER IN THE SQUARE.))
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The building will be restored to the way it looked after industrial designer Raymond Loewy (low-ee) renovated it in the 1940's.
It'll house a convention and visitor's bureau and part of the history museum.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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John Lennon's killer wants parole.
Find out what New York's Parole board thinks.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's lights, camera, action in Danville as shooting for a made for T-V movie gets underway.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((COMING UP IN SPORTS: THE ROANOKE EXPRESS TAKES OFF THE SKATES AND TRIES TO PAINT A SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR ITSELF. THE PLAYOFFS HAVE BEGUN. THE BRAVES AND THE WHITE SOX END UP ON THE SHORT END OF THE STICK. AND MIKE STEVENS CHECKS IN WITH THE HOKIES AS THEY PREPARE FOR TEMPLE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE BROADCAST.))

[Chapman]


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John Lennon's killer won't be getting a taste of freedom any time soon.
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Mark David Chapman's request for parole has been turned down.
It took parole board members slightly less than an hour to reach a decision today.
They say Chapman hasn't lost his wish for publicity since he gunned down the former Beatle in 1980.
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((ROBERT GANGI/NY CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION: NOBODY WANTS A HEADLINE IN THE NEW YORK POST OR SOME OTHER TABLOID... PAROLEE KILLS AND COMMITS SUCH A HEINOUS CRIME.))
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Chapman will be held for two more years until he's eligible for another hearing.
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[Virginia-Gas]


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A 55-mile gas pipeline has become all but inevitable for 282 homeowners in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties.
Many of them met in Roanoke County tonight, vowing to work for change in the law.
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Virginia Gas rejected a proposal to share an existing gas line corridor with its competitor, Duke Energy, this week.
That means residents like Stacy Snyder will be getting a new 50-foot wide clearing cut through their property.
Snyder built her dream house on a Montgomery County mountaintop last year because of the spectacular view.
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((STACY SNYDER: HAD I KNOWN THERE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL PIPELINE PUT IN THROUGH HERE, I WOULD HAVE LOCATED MY HOUSE FARTHER AWAY FROM THIS EXISTING EASEMENT.))
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Virginia Gas says its chosen route affects the fewest residents, nature preserves and subdivisions.
It will pay residents the value of the property it uses.
Snyder and others affected say they will try to change the way easements are granted to utility companies.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A cool-down is on the way.
Leo has the forecast a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And this duck's living arrangements may have ruffled a few feathers originally.
But now, she's just part of the family.
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[Oprah-Movie]


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If you were around the Schoolfield area in downtown Danville today, you encountered more traffic than usual.
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That's because roads were blocked for the filming of a made-for-television movie. Oprah Winfrey's production company is making the movie featuring Elizabeth Shue and Hanna Hall.
Crews blanketed part of Dan River Mills with fake snow made out of soap and water. Extras were dressed in 70's clothing.
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((LOU WALL/DANVILLE RESIDENT: IT'S BEEN INTERESTING TO JUST DRIVE DOWN PARK AVENUE. ALL THE ROADS WERE BLOCKED AND ALL THE PEOPLE. IT'S REALLY NEAT.))
[SOT 26:10]

((RUBY CAMPBELL/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I WANT TO SEE THEM SHOW IT AND I WANT TO WATCH THEM FILM. IT'S THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO DANVILLE. IT'S THE FIRST TIME.))
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Crews say filming in Danville wrapped up today and they will head back to Wilmington to finish the movie.
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[WX-Almanac]


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Now that summer has ended... what can we expect weather wise for the first full month of Fall well Jacey Birch has the answers...
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Coming up in sports, Virginia Tech is preparing for Temple, but several Hokies won't be on the field on Saturday, an injury report is just ahead. and Jeff Burton has a new sponsor.
First Atlanta couldn't overcome a six run first inning and lost seven to five to St. Louis this afternoon.
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[SUPER=75-St. Louis, MO/ESPN;]


Jim Edmonds led the charge with three hits, including a home run. Atlanta's Andruw Jones just doesn't catch Edmonds' long ball and that starts off the scoring in the first.
The Braves had three errors and the Cardinals capitalized. St. Louis leads the best of five series, one game to none, with today's seven to five win.
Chicago- Seattle highlights are coming up, first here are the scores.
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The White Sox had the best record in baseball and led the majors in scoring in the regular season, but this is October and last night Chicago came out on the short end, in the first game of their five game series with Seattle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/ESPN;]


The Mariners went up three-nothing in the second, when Joe Oliver pounds this solo shot over the left field wall.
Chicago starts a comeback in the second, Chris Singleton goes to deep right, Mariner Jay Buhner, twists and turns but can't make the catch. A run scores, Singleton's at third.
In the seventh, Chicago up four-three, Seattle's Mike Cameron singles to right, a run scores, David Bell, the go ahead run, is coming home, Charles Johnson makes the tag and after nine the game is tied at four.
[super=35-Seattle/7/White Sox/4;]


In the 10th, Seattle's Edgar Martinez powers home the go head runs with his two run homer to left and the Mariners pick up game one of the five game series with the seven to four win in 10 innings.
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[S-Tech]


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The Temple Owls fly into Blacksburg for Homecoming weekend.
Mike Stevens says some players are looking for revenge, while others are focused on the changes taking place in the Tech defensive secondary.
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(( While the folks in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts were green with envy last Saturday - Hokie Larry Green was feeling mighty blue. The Hokies starting boundary corner, who is a redshirt junior from Norfolk tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee in the first quarter. He'll have surgery on Friday and he's out for the season. That means true freshman Eric Green, a high school quarterback at this time last season will get his first start on Saturday. ((ERIC GREEN:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Austin will have some company on Friday in the operating room, former Glenvar great Seth Noonkester, a walk-on who was playing as a backup tight end is also out for the year with a similar injury. ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((NICK SORENSEN:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) The game with Temple kicks off at noon. It is a complete sellout. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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The Washington and Lee Generals are taking their undefeated record into this weekend's game against Catholic.
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W & L Head Coach Frank Miriello says his team's is finally benefiting from all their hard work.
Miriello believes his squad is up to the task of beating the Cardinals on Saturday.
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W and L is four and oh so far this season and two and oh in the ODAC.
Catholic is one and three and Oh and one in the conference.

[S-Paint]


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Roanoke Express Coach Perry Florio has taken his team off the ice in hopes of winning the battle on the boards and picking up a lot of victories along the way.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Florio took his team for an off-ice excursion to Concept Splatter in Salem, for a paint-ball war.
Team members pelted each other in an exercise of team unity. The Express has 12 new members this season and Florio is trying to blend the old with the new.
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[vo-nat]
Roanoke plays an exhibition game Friday night at 7:30 against the Richmond Renegades at the Ice Station in Roanoke.


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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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CITGO Petroleum Corporation is expanding its NASCAR Winston Cup Series sponsorship program to include Roush Racing and Jeff Burton.
CITGO made it official today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


It starts Sunday for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte and runs the rest of this season through the 2001 campaign.
CITGO will be the primary sponsor of the Number 99 CITGO Supergard Ford driven by Burton.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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CITGO has been sponsoring Wood Brothers Fords for 16 years and will continue to display its logo on the number 21 car driven by Elliott Sadler through the end of this season.
Wood Brothers will announce their 2001 sponsor tomorrow. It's is expected to be Ford Quality Care.

[S-Scores]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Some scores to pass a long to you tonight, Radford beat Liberty in college volleyball three games to none.
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In men's college soccer Virginina Wesleyan beat Hampden Sydney three to two in overtime.
[ss=girls basketball]


And in girls high school basketball, Patrick County beat Dan River 67 to 57.
Covington edged James River 50 to 49 and it was Radford over Glenvar 61 to 55.

[Duck-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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An Indiana family is playing host to some unexpected company as fall approaches... and it looks as this guest isn't planning fly south for the winter.
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[VO-NAT]
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A three month old mallard named Ducky has taken over the Scott home.
They found her when she was just a duckling.
Ducky's found an unexpected ally in the family's dog, Daisy.
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[SOT 20:18:04]
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[SUPER=74-Joni Scott/Duck Owner]
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[VO-NAT]


Daisy's instincts may tell her to hunt Ducky, but that's just one something you do to a member of the family.
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