[Headlines]

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[VO-NAT]

Both candidates come out on top after last night's presidential debate. We'll wrap up the face-to-face meeting.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

And, a local fire chief says he can speed up emergency response times. But the plan won't come cheap.
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Warm temperatures continue with Sunny skies prevailing today... but things may change to a wetter nature starting tomorrow night. The details are in our weather forecast coming up.
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News 7 mornin' is next.


[Debate]


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

The first of three Presidential debates is over with both major party candidates now enjoying an improved public image. Surveys show last night's meeting boosted opinions of Al Gore and George W. Bush among at least 25-percent of viewers.
Drew Levinson wraps up the meeting.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Boston, MA; :00]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :15]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :21]
[SUPER=201-Jim Lerher/Moderator; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, BOSTON]

((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.

(SOT: Bush)

The man is running on Medicare...
(SOT: Gore)

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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A Lynchburg man is recovering from a gunshot wound this morning.
Lynchburg Police was called to 2401 Poplar Street around 9:45 last night.
Authorities say when officers arrived, they found John Henry Bawkins, Junior suffering from a single gun shot wound.


Bawkins is in stable condition this morning at Lynchburg General Hospital. Witnesses say two black males entered the home demanding money and shot the victim in the upper thigh. No arrests have been made.


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Roanoke County's Fire and Rescue Chief says he has a plan that could speed up emergency response times in the county.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Rick Burch says crews should respond to any call within the county in less than 6 minutes. Burch suggests dividing the county into four quadrants - each staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He says the quadrant plan would be capable of providing Advanced Life Support response within 6 minutes to 80 percent of calls. The plan would require additional funding of 907-thousand dollars, adding 20 paramedics and firefighters.
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A public meeting is planned for October 24th.[11One-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. 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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[SOT 14:27:10]
[IN Q=Does your pager]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: DOES YOUR PHONE STILL 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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[OUT Q=carrier's changed]
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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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[Chapman]


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The man who killed musician John Lennon will not be granted parole.
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[SUPER=03-Attica, NY;]

Yesterday marked the first time Mark David Chapman sought release from a New York prison where he's serving 20-years to life for the crime. 20-years ago Chapman shot Lennon outside the former Beatle's Manhattan apartment. Chapman was interviewed for 50 minutes by three parole board members. About four hours later, he was given the board's one-page ruling, which started by saying ``Parole is denied.''
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[IN Q=More than anything]
[SUPER=01-Robert Gangi/Correctional Assoc. of New York;]

(("Nobody wants a headline in the NY POst or some other tabloid...parolee kills ..................." ))
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[OUT Q=heinous crime.]
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[VO NAT] The board called Chapman's killing of Lennon ``calculated and unprovoked.'' The decision means Chapman will be held for two more years until he's eligible for another parole hearing.
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[11Washington]


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Former death row inmate Earl Washington, Jr. was cleared by a D-N-A test, but he's still serving 30 years for a separate burglary and malicious wounding.
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[VO-NAT]
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His lawyers say thank you to Governor Jim Gilmore for Monday's absolute pardon in the Culpeper murder case.
But they say the time served on death row doesn't count toward the parole Washington might have been eligible for as early as 1988 -- and the Governor did nothing to fix that.
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[IN Q=Governors make]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Zerkin/Washington's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=particular case.]
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We asked Washington in a phone interview yesterday if he believes in the justice system.
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[SOT 10:52:56 ]
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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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[OUT Q=to do that.]
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A Governor's spokesman 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.

[11Martha-Stewart]


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The latest Martha Stewart bedding products have arrived at K-Mart stores.
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[VO-NAT]
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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 K-Mart stores across the country.
One store manager said customers were asking about the new items even before they arrived.
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[SOT 37:30]
[IN Q=It's probably about]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Carter/KMart Manager;]
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[OUT Q=colors and designs.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new products are a result of a cooperative effort between Martha Stewart, K-mart and Dan River Mills.
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[Health-Check]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, premature balding in men could be a sign of future health problems.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information: ON CAM IF YOU'RE A GUY GOING BALD IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S- LOSING HAIR ISN'T YOUR ONLY PROBLEM

VT=VO

THE JOURNAL THE LANCET REPORTS ON NEW RESEARCH THAT SHOWS MANY PREMATURE BALDERS ARE A HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERAL DISEASES AT A YOUNG AGE- INCLUDING DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART ATTACKS. RESEARCHERS SAY IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S AND ARE MISSING A LOT OF HAIR ON THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD- BE EXTRA SURE YOU GET REGULAR DIABETES, CHOLSETEROL, AND BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS.

VT=VO

VITAMIN E GETS AN "A" WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTING SORE MUSCLES. A STUDY FROM BALL STATE UNIVERSITY FINDS DAILY SUPPLEMENTS OF VITAMIN E CAN CUT DOWN THOSE ACHES AND PAINS AFTER A HARD DAY AT THE GYM. ITS BELIEVED THE VITAMIN E NEUTRALIZES THE ACIDS PRODUCED FROM EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOUR MUSCLES BURN. IN THE STUDY A GROUP OF ELITE ATHLETES TOOL 1200MG OF VITAMIN E A DAY- ITS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THAT'S TOO MUCH FOR EVERYDAY WORKER OUTERS LIKE YOU AND ME.

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- THE PERFECT MEAL FOR OVERALL HEALTH. A GLASS OF RED WINE TO WASH DOWN A BIG SERVING OF.. BEANS. RESEARCH SHOWS BEANS ARE FILLED WITH FIBER, PROTEIN, FOLIC ACID, IRON, AND ZINC-- MAKING BEANS NOT JUST GOOD FOR YOUR HEART- BUT FOR A LOT OF OTHER THINGS... AND WHEN YOU ADD THE RED WINE- YOU'VE GOT A RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY LIFE.
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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[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]


One down, two to go. Al Gore and George W. Bush battled it out in the first of three televised presidential debates last night. Many viewers say they now have a higher opinion of both candidates.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Plus, a former death row inmate refuses to say whether he believes in the justice system after being given a pardon by Governor Jim Gilmore. Earl Washington, Junior remains in prison for other crimes despite being proved innocent of murder by a D-N-A test.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

And, many in the Roanoke Valley could be looking for new long distance service now that a Roanoke company's gone out of business. One Source provided pager, cell phone and long distance service but now its two Roanoke offices are suddenly locked.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday October 4-th.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Debate]


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

Voters know a little bit more about the Presidential platforms of George W. Bush and Al Gore after last night's debate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Boston, MA;]

The two spent more than 90-minutes clashing over tax cuts, prescription drug assistance and abortion. The two men argued at length over prescription drugs for Medicare recipients.
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[IN Q=The man's]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :01]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :05]
(((SOT: Bush) The man is running on Medicare...))
(((SOT: Gore) you go to your own dr..... etc.))
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[VO-NAT]

On the issue of abortion, Gore said Bush would appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would overturn the Roe versus Wade ruling that legalized the practice. Bush said he was ``pro-life,'' but disputed any suggestion he would use the issue as a litmus test for appointments to the high court. An estimated 75-million people watched last night's debate which was the first of three.
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[11Vinton-EMS]


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Roanoke County's Fire and Rescue Chief is trying to find a way to speed up emergency response times in the county. Rick Burch presented a report to County Supervisors last month. He presented the same report to Vinton town council last night. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;:10]
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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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Burch predicts the quadrant plan would require additional funding of 907-thousand dollars, adding 20 additional paramedics and firefighters. He plans to meet with all volunteer stations to discuss the proposal. A public meeting will be held October 24th.

[11Virginia-Gas]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[TAPE#=00-36 TC49:35]
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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 last night, vowing to work for change in the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


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 mountain top last year because of the spectacular view.
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[SOT 2:31:19 - :28]
[IN Q=Had I known]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Stacy Snyder/Pipeline Opponent;]
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[OUT Q=this existing easement.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[BWX-Leak]


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A 52-thousand-gallon water pool in Lynchburg that stores used nuclear fuel samples from commercial reactors is leaking. B-W-X Technologies reported the leak to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last month. The company said the leak of about 250 gallons a day is being fixed, and there's no danger to the public or to workers at the site. Officials say contaminated water doesn't appear to have spread to the nearby James River.

[Mideast-Peace]


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Secretary of State Madeline Albright is joining talks with Mideast leaders in hopes of diffusing battles between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers. Meantime, two more deaths have been counted today, bringing the casualties from six days of violence to 58 deaths.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]

Mourners took to the streets with the body of one of the Palestinian victims yesterday. Officials say both sides have defied calls for a cease-fire issued on the eve of talks in Paris between Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat. Barak says he has asked Israeli forces to ``make a supreme effort'' to avoid more casualties.
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[11Train-station]


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Roanoke's old train station will once again be bustling with people, but not with passengers.
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[VO-NAT]
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Center in the Square bought the building for 131-thousand dollars yesterday.
The non- profit agency bought it after learning a commercial developer was negotiating a deal with Downtown Roanoke , Incorporated.
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[SOT 18:11:50]
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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.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square]
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[OUT Q=in the Square.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[11Oprah-Movie]


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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:56:12]
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The Schoolfield area in downtown Danville has been used as the backdrop for a movie.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Roads were blocked yesterday 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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[SOT 25:46]
[IN Q=It's been interesting]

((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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[SUPER=01-Ruby Campbell/Danville Resident; :11]
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[OUT Q=the first time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Crews say filming in Danville wrapped up yesterday and they will head back to Wilmington to finish the movie.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Syo/JBI]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A 52-thousand-gallon water pool in Lynchburg that stores used nuclear fuel samples from commercial reactors is leaking. B-W-X Technologies said the leak of about 250 gallons a day is being fixed, and there's no danger to the public or to workers at the site.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Roanoke County's Fire and Rescue Chief Rick Burch has announced a plan that could speed up emergency response times. Burch says the quadrant plan would be capable of providing Advanced Life Support response within 6 minutes to 80 percent of calls. The plan would require additional funding of 907-thousand dollars, adding 20 paramedics and firefighters.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Filming of a made for television movie wrapped in Danville yesterday.
Crews blanketed part of Dan River Mills with fake snow made out of soap and water. Oprah Winfrey's production company is making the movie which stars Elizabeth Shue and Hanna Hall.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


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