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A parole board announces if the man who killed singer John Lennon will be allowed to leave prison. We'll have its decision.
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Also, the Presidential candidates are in Boston as they prepare for tonight's first debate in Boston.

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In medical news, a group says the government should reconsider using radiation to kill bacteria in meat.
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Plus, we'll examine what harm the most common illicit drugs can do to the body.
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John Lennon's killer makes his first bid for freedom.
Today-- a parole board makes its decision.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton sitting in for Jean Jadhon.


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John Lennon's killer will not go free.
Mark David Chapman's request for parole has been turned down.
Peg Rusconi has more from New York.
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(( It took a panel of parole board members 50 minutes to hear Mark David Chapman's case. They considered Chapman's testimony, and his conduct in prison..before releasing this statement.
Graphic/Narr: "Your most vicious and violent act was apparently fueled by your need to be acknowledged. During your parole hearing, this panel noted your continued interest in maintaining your notoriety. When all factors are reviewed, your discretionary release is determined to be inappropriate."

sot: Robert Gangi/Executive Director-Correctional Association of New

York There's no chance they would be willing to take the political heat that would accompany releasing someone as notorious as Chapman into the community." .
Track. In a recent interview chapman said he believes John Lennon would support his release if he were alive today.

sot: FONT: VOICE OF MARK DAVID CHAPMAN.

"I think the depression is over, the mental illness is over, I often sit, typically lately and say - gee I'm 45 years old, a living human being, in jail for murder, who knows when I'm getting out. "
Narr: It's been nearly two decades since Chapman gunned down John Lennon outside the musician's New York city home. Just footsteps away in central park...fans still pay tribute.
Sot: MOS/Fan. ....
Narr: Outside the prison ..far from her home Beatles fan Kristy Mundt - sent the parole board what she calls her own tribute...30 thousand petition signatures to keep Chapman behind bars.

sot: Kristy Mundt

"I came from San Diego...I've been working on this for years.. .didn't want him to fall through the cracks."
standup: ( Don't know if signatures made a difference//Yoko Ono//not his last chance...) ))

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He is the first man in Virginia to be convicted of capital murder and then exonerated by D-N-A.
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But he is NOT free today.
Earl Washington, Junior is also serving a 30 year sentence on another crime, a break-in and attack on an elderly neighbor.
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Today, his attorneys say Governor Jim Gilmore could have simplified the process in relation to that sentence, when granting his absolute pardon last night for the capital murder.
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((GERALD ZERKIN/WASHINGTON'S ATTORNEY: THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK... WHILE HE WAS ON DEATH ROW, HE WASN'T EARNING GOOD TIME. NOW THEY HAVE TO GO BACK AND RECONSTRUCT...COULD HAVE AVOIDED ALL OF THAT AND SIMPLY SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.))
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In 1994, Governor Doug Wilder commuted Washington's death sentence to life in prison -- after ordering less conclusive D-N-A tests.
Today, Wilder blames the Virginia legislature for NOT changing the 21 day rule -- the harshest in the nation for introducing new evidence in death penalty cases.
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Governor Jim Gilmore's spokesman says today, in response to Washington's attorneys: "This matter is before the Parole Board. We're NOT talking about a model citizen here."

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More fighting today in the West Bank and Gaza, after a cease-fire to stem six days of bloodshed fell apart.
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At least three Palestinians died in one heavy exchange with Israeli troops.
The fighting comes as Israeli and Palestinian leaders get ready to meet with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Paris tomorrow.
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((PHIL REEKER/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: AS WE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY, THE PURPOSE OF THOSE MEETINGS IS TO FIND A WAY TO END THE VIOLENCE AND RESTORE CALM AND RESTRAINT AND TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO REPEAT OF SUCH AN ESCALATION OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE REGION.))
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The violence has claimed more than 50 lives so far, most of them Palestinian.
The clashes followed last week's visit of Israeli hard-liner Ariel Sharon (ah-ree-EL' shah-ROHN') to a Jerusalem site...... holy to Muslims and Jews.
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Some long distance phone customers in our area lose their service as a communications company suddenly shuts down. We'll have the details in a moment,
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also tonight could be could be the most important night in this year's Presidential election.
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George W. Bush and Al Gore are laying low today, preparing for their first face to face debate tonight in Boston.


Drew Levinson has a preview.
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((The two presidential candidates came to Boston today seemingly at ease, but at the same time very aware that tonights debate could make or break their bids for the oval office.
Other than presenting their views on health care, education and taxes the two have very different agendas for this debate.

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I THINK AL GORE HAS TO PROVE HE IS NOT A ROBOT AND GEORGE W. BUSH HAS TO PROVE HE IS NOT A DUNCE.
It will be a high stakes one on one battle fought before an audience at the University of Massachusetts-Boston as well as the American people.

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THIS IS THE FIRST DEBATE 100 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET A LOOK AT THESE GUYS UNFILTERED ON THE STAGE JUST THE TWO OF THEM.

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IT REALLY DOES SHAPE HOW PEOPLE VIEW THE CANDIDATES. ABOVE ALL IT SHOWS HOW THE CANDIDATE PERFORMS UNDER PRESSURE.
A CBS/New York times poll gives Gore a 4 percent edge-that makes this race virtually a dead heat.
And since most people vote the party line, it will be the undecideds whom both men will focus their attention.

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THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF THREE PRESENTIAL DEBATES, BUT TONIGHTS WILL NO DOUBT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE OFTEN LASTING IMPRESSIONS AND WITH JUST FIVE WEEKS UNTIL ELECTION DAY THAT COULD BE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN.
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A Roanoke pager and cellular phone company has suddenly gone out of business with no explanation to customers.
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One Source offices at Valley View and on Electric Road are both locked. One Source hooked customers up with pager, cellular and long distance service. The vice president refused to go on camera today but says One Source owners started a new local company called Info-net --which provides Internet service. Meantime, the Better Business Bureau is fielding customer complaints.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: I OBVIOUSLY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE A LETTER TO ALL THE CONSUMERS AND ACCOUNT HOLDERS SAYING HEY THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING, THIS IS YOUR NEW CONTACT INFORMATION. YOU WON'T SEE A CHANGE IN RATES OR SERVICE BUT WER'E NO LONGER IN THIS BUSINESS.))
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One Source's vice president says pager and cell phone customers still have service but people have to reconnect their long distance.

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The old train station in downtown Roanoke has been purchased by the Foundation that runs Center in the Square.
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The passenger station will be restored to the way it looked half a century ago.
Though the original structure was completed in 1909, it's the re-design by industrial designer Raymond Loewy (low-ee) that makes this structure unique.
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((WE INTEND TO RESTORE IT TO THE RAYMOND LOEWY'S REDESIGN OF 1949.... AS A PASSENGER STATION.))
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In addition to being restored to the appearance of a working train station, the building will house a convention and visitor's bureau and provide space for an expanded history museum.
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Comng up next on News 7 at 5, Jacey Birch will tell us why a local museum is boning up on its dinosaurs.
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Creatures that once roamed the earth are taking over Martinsville in a 'BIG' way.
Bones thousands of years old and new excavations are on display for the next couple of months.
Jacey Birch was at the Museum of Natural History in Martinsville today to give us a first hand look at a pre-historic exhibit.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll check out the status of a couple of battered Hokie football players,
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And on Health Check, we'll see why one group says food handlers are using way too much radiation to kill bacteria in meat.
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The recent attention given to the alleged drug dealing at Northside High School has brought the issue of teen drug use to the spotlight.
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, eight percent of 12 year old students know a drug dealer at school.
By the time the students reach the age of 17, more than half do.
But do teens really understand the health problems of using illegal drugs? [ANCHOR=Teresa 2 shot]


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton talked with a local emergency room doctor -- to see just how dangerous many of the most popular drugs really are.
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Teresa,
The doctor told me that one of the most dangerous drugs out there now is oxycontin .
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It's a prescription pain killer that's growing in popularity -- but can cause serious side effects -- even death.
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(( In the operation at Northside High school, the undercover officer reportedly was able to buy L-S-D, ecstasy, marijuana, and the prescription pain killer oxycontin.
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Dr. Chris Lothes says the drug he's most concerned about is oxycontin.
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((THE ONE THAT'S BEING TALKED ABOUT THE MOST RIGHT NOW IS OXYCONTIN BECAUSE IT IS SO CONCENTRATED, BECAUSE ALL THE MEDICATION CAN BE PUT INTO THE SYSTEM SO QUICKLY WHEN THE TABLET IS CRUSHED AND TAKEN THAT WAY IT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS QUICKLY))
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Lothes says oxycontin can cause a person to stop breathing.
Ecstasy is another drug he says that can do some serious damage to the body. Recent research has linked it to long term damage to those parts of the brain critical to thought and memory.
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((IT GETS THE BLOOD PRESSURE SKY HIGH, IT CAUSES THE HEART RATE TO ALLEVIATE, IT CAN VERY DANGEROUS DRUG ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN A YOUNG PERSON. IT COULD GO SEND THE BLOOD PRESSURE RIGHT THROUGH ROOF AND ACTUALLY BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE A STROKE IN SOME PEOPLE))
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He says while L-S-D can also create mental problem.
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And Lothes says drugs like marijuana they can be dangerous because they impair judgment and can lead to injury.))
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Lothes says while they haven't had a lot of overdoses in the emergency room.
They do see just as many overdoses in juveniles as they do in adults.
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Teresa,

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While teenage drug abuse is getting a lot of attention, underage drinking is America's number one youth problem today.
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This weekend, more than 400- teenagers attended a summit in the nation's capital to discuss the problem.
Chrysler also took part in the summit... presenting its Neon Drunk Driving Simulator to the students and members of Congress.
The summit was sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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((MILLIE WEBB/MADD NATIONAL PRESIDENT: MADD AND OUR TWO MILLION MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS URGE THE CONGRESS TO PUT THE PUBLIC INTEREST AHEAD OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST. THEY MUST PUT THE PUBLIC INTEREST AHEAD OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST AND VOTE TO SAVE 500 LIVES EACH YEAR BY PASSING THIS PENDING .08 LAW. ))
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The summit included one teen from each of the nation's 435 congressional districts.
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This afternoon, Congress did in fact agree to the new national standard. President Clinton has agreed to sign it.

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Consumer advocates say the government is ignoring the facts about the dangers of using radiation to make food safer.
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The group, Public Citizen, says the Food and Drug Administration should reconsider its decision to approve the irradiation of meats, fruits and vegetables.
The process is intended to eliminate bacteria in food.
But Public Citizen says foods such as frozen meat are hit with huge amounts of radiation. In some cases, the eqivalent of 230 MILLION chest X-rays.
It contends the government is relying on faulty studies to make its case.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are getting set for Homecoming 2000 this weekend. But Mike Stevens now checks in to tell us that a couple of Hokies will miss the game because they'll be recovering in the hospital.
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Our website of the day is in a party mood.
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That's because 40 years ago today the Andy Griffith Show debuted on C-B-S. For eight seasons, Andy, Barney, Opie and Aunt Bee would be regular visitors to our homes. So we thought we would mark the occasion by visiting the official website for the Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club.
There's much more here than we have the time to tell you about, so check out our website of the day through a link to our page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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