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Civil rights activists are kicked off of federal property - while rallying for justice in downtown Roanoke.
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And... Israel's Prime Minister issues an ultimatum to Palestinians - stop the violence, or else. More on those stories in just a moment.
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Civil rights activists rallied for justice in downtown Roanoke yesterday.
But members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference who say the legal system is unjust - found themselves booted off of federal property. Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Herbert Coulton/SCLC Virginia President;:37]
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/PRES. SCLC: THIS MARCH IS NOT ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE IT'S A MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE.))
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More then a dozen members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference took their message of justice in the courtroom from the Circuit Court steps to the Poff Federal Building.

[SOT 15:56]
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((JAMES KENNEDY: SURE THE JUSTICE IS OUT HERE BUT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEMAND PROVOKE AND GET YOURS.))
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SCLC members say injustice in the courtroom comes in all forms from rape cases to civil rights lawsuits in Roanoke and across the state. That's why many say heading to the polls for the November election is so important.

[SOT 12:54]
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((HERBERT COULTON/VA PRES. SCLC: WE'RE NOT TELLING THEM HOW TO VOTE WE'RE JUST TELLING THEM THEY NEED TO VOTE THERE ARE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PURGED BECAUSE THEY DON'T VOTE.))
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But in the middle of the rally demonstrators were asked by a security guard for the Poff Building to leave the property.

[SOT 38:57]
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((SINCE THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING FEDERAL PROPERTY IS OFF LIMITS.))
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After some protest by local SCLC President Perneller Chubb Wilson the group moved across the street. From there they said they're planning to take their rally for Justice across Virginia until they see changes in the courtroom. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))






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This morning military engineers blew up two Gaza apartment buildings - Palestinians had been using them to target an Israeli outpost.
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In the West Bank, Israeli helicopters blasted hilltop positions used by Palestinians to fire on a Jewish settlement below.
The action comes after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak issued an ultimatum yesterday. He told Palestinians they have 48 hours to stop the rioting - or Israel will use "all the means at their disposal" to stop the violence.
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[Yugoslavia]


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Vojislav Kostunica officially became the president of Yugoslavia yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]


Now that he has won the battle for his office he must fight to unite a country that is politically fractured, and devastated by racial hatred.
Economically Yugoslavia is in shambles due to sanctions, mismanagement and corruption.
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[SOT 5:08:21]
[IN Q=we repair]

((WE REPAIRED EVERYTHING NATO BROKE IN THE BOMBING"... RADNIVA BLAGIAVIC SAYS... "AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO CLEAN UP THE MESS MILOSEVIC MADE.))
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It remains to be seen whether the people who ousted Slobodan Milosevic can form a democracy with their former leader still on the scene.
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A Stuart man is dead after an all terrain vehicle accident.
State police say 44-year-old Clarence Allen Puckett was driving his Honda A-T-V on route 631 yesterday in Patrick County when he ran off the side of the road and struck a rock.
Authorities say the vehicle flipped - and overturned on top of him.
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No one was seriously injured after a collision at a Danville intersection yesterday.
Police say John Edward Hall ran a stop sign in his pickup - and collided with a car at the intersection of Southhampton and Hughes Streets.
The car was knocked onto a family's front porch. Two people in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Hall is charged with failure to yield the right of way.
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[OIL-PRICES]


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As temperatures start to dip, more people are thinking about heating oil prices.
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[VO-NAT]


Crude oil prices did drop, 2 weeks ago, when President Clinton released 30 million barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
What you might not know is the Energy Department admits only a third of the extra home heating oil refined from government crude may reach U.S. customers.
Most could wind up in Europe... where oil fetches a higher price.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you]

((IF YOU THINK OF THE OIL MARKET AS A GLOBAL MARKET, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HAPPEN IS 30 MILLION EXTRA BEING PUT ON THE GLOBAL MARKET. SOME OF IT STICKS IN THE UNITED STATES. SOME OF IT DISPLACES OIL TO SOME OTHER PORTION OF THE WORLD.))
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By dipping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, President Clinton hoped to lower Americans' fuel bills...
Some say if Clinton hoped the move would help Al Gore win the White House - it could backfire if any of the oil winds up in Europe.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Governor Gilmore's administration could be facing a lawsuit - over an ad Democrats say amounts to state-funded advertising for George Allen.
Details ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And - in today's Virginia Profile -
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[vo-nat] a history of country music - from one man's unique perspective.
Stick around.
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[Health-Week]


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Officials hope a new program in Lynchburg will reduce the infant mortality rate for African American babies.
That's just one story making this week's health review.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Jefferson/Lost Two Sons; :20]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Scott/Program Director; :56]
[SUPER=01-Roanoke Co.; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lothes/Carilion Roanoke Memorial; ]
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African Americans in Lynchburg are three times more likely to lose a child before its first birthday.
That's why the March of Dimes has launched the Community Voice Project.
The goal is to educate women on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
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[SOT 10:22:44]
[IN Q=We need to]

((BARBARA JEFFERSON/LOST TWO SONS: WE NEED TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY AND STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF RECEIVING PRENATAL CARE, SO EVENTS LIKE OURS WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN AND WE CAN AT LEAST DECREASE THE RATE OF INFANT MORTALITY.))
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[OUT Q=of infant mortality.]


A 300-thousand dollars grant will help fund the project for the next three years.
The money will be used to help hire and train two dozen health advisors to work in the African American community.
[tape # 500-7, 1:28:02, use the third bite]


Also making medical news, the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke is hoping to get more health care professionals working in the rural communities of southwest Virginia.
It started the physician assistant program, which graduated its first class in 19-99.
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[SOT10:47:57]
[IN Q=The demands of medical .]

((REBECCA SCOTT/PROGRAM DIRECTOR:THE DEMANDS OF MEDICAL CARE ARE GROWING AND PARTICULARLY AS OUR POPULATION IS AGING WE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE AND MORE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ))
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[OUT Q=professionals]


In the two-year program students are trained to perform about 80 percent of the services a family doctor provides.


In other health news, the recent alleged drug dealing uncovered at Northside High School sparks the question, "Do teens really understand the health risk of using illegal drugs?"
One of the most dangerous drugs is Oxycontin -- it's a prescription pain killer --that's growing in popularity.
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[SOT5:34]
[IN Q=The one that's being talked]

((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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Loathes says Oxycontin can actually cause a person to stop breathing.
Ecstasy in another drug he says can do serious damage.
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[SOT2:55]
[IN Q=It gets the blood pressure]

((IT GETS THE BLOOD PRESSURE SKY HIGH, IT CAUSES THE HEART RATE TO ELEVATE, 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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[OUT Q=in some people]


That's this weeks health review I'm Joy Sutton.))






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The temperatures may have been summer-like - but it snowed in Danville last week.
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At least it looked like snow - but it also looked like the 1970s - as Oprah Winfrey's movie production company turned the Southside city into a New England mill town for the movie "Amy and Isabelle."
It stars Academy Award Nominee Elizabeth Shue and actress Hanna Hall.
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"Amy and Isabelle" is a made-for-T-V-movie - but the Big Screen has beckoned in our area plenty of times.
Keith Humphry takes a look back - in Virginia Newsreel.
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[SUPER=21-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=21-June 10, 1992; :05]
[SUPER=21-Jodie Foster; :34]
[SUPER=21-"What About Bob"/Touchstone, Disney; :57]
[SUPER=21-Moneta/September 26, 1990; 1:04]
[SUPER=21-Richard Dreyfuss; 1:22]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke/November 12, 1990; 1:32]
[SUPER=21-Bill Murray; 1:46]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke/July 19, 1989; 1:53]
[SUPER=21-"Crazy People"/Paramount; 1:59]
[SUPER=21-"Dirty Dancing"/Live, Artisan; 2:12]
[SUPER=21-Giles Co./File Tape; 2:18]
[super=21-Giles Co./August 1998; 2:31]
[super=21-Buzz Scanland/General Manager; 2:34]
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(( [MAKE SURE TO PAD THIS AT THE TOP!!! WE WANT THE FULL EFFECT OF CHEERING FOR A FULL 3 SECONDS!!!]
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[continue Richard Gere pics]
A starstruck Lexington crowd greeted Richard Gere with cheers. [crowd watching pic 2:28:06]
People had staked out spots early on - hoping for a glimpse of Gere and [Jodie Foster - 2:28:09] fellow star Jodie Foster - in town for the filming of "Sommersby." [2:32:41 - Elias and Sons storefront] Storefronts were changed and horses [2:25:20 - good Lexington pics] and buggies strolled through the dirt covered streets of Lexington... capturing the look of the Post-Civil-War South.
Jodie Foster said she wasn't just interested in the film because it was a period piece.
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(( YOU LOOK AT FILMS AND SAY WHY AM I DOING THIS? IT'S NEVER B/C ALL I REALLY WANTED TO DO IS PLAY IN A MOVIE IN THE 1860s I THINK IT HAS MORE TO DO W/ THE SUBJECT MATTER WHICH IS SORT OF A LOVE STORY AND A ROMANTIC AND BEAUTIFUL.))
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[OUT Q=ROMANTIC AND BEAUTIFUL.]

[more ON LOCATION FILMING pics - 2:25:18, 2:33:57]
Though roads were blocked for filming - locals didn't seem to mind the inconvenience - or the couple of hundred thousand dollars the movie brought to the city's economy. [from CONUS 9-10PM tape 21:59:30 - "What About Bob" movie footage] A couple of years before Lexington's starring role - Smith Mountain Lake found fame of its own.
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((BACKGROUND ACTION!))
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[around 9:30:11 - "Lake Winnipesaukee" sign closeup]
Moneta temporarily became "Lake Winnipesaukee" (WIN-uh-puh-SAW-key) when [Bill Murray ON LOCATION 9:30:27] Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss starred in "What About Bob." [wide shot of film sets]
Of the 230 people on the payroll for the comedy - around a hundred were local. [9:32:24 Dreyfuss hamming it up for camera - hold this shot over beginning of bite]
Dreyfuss enjoyed his foray into Virginia:
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[IN Q=I WOULDN'T]

((9:30:51 -- (not on camera) -- I WOULDN'T MIND IF (on camera) THERE WAS A COUPLE MORE SHOPPING MALLS AROUND BUT I LIKE GETTING A WAY FROM THINGS -- 9:30:56 -- AND HAVING IT REAL EASY, SO... -- 9:30:59 -- AND I'M A CIVIL WAR BUFF SO I LIKE THIS WHOLE AREA FOR THAT -- 9:31:03))
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[OUT Q=AREA FOR THAT.]

[9:24:19 - Murray in front of the Grandin] Murray spent some of HIS time here helping out Roanoke's Grandin Theater. Although he got lost and wound up in Elliston [crowd shot and Murray performing - on stage at the Grandin] - the house was still packed when Murray arrived for a performance to support the vintage theater.
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((9:25:16 -- A THEATER LIKE THIS THAT PLAYS SPECIAL MOVIES - UNUSUAL MOVIES - IS REALLY VALUABLE IT'S LIKE LOSING A CERTAIN LIFE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD IF YOU LOSE A THEATER LIKE THIS -- 9:25:25))
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[OUT Q=a theater like this.]

[2:39:21 the Grandin Marquee lit up at night]
In 1989 - the Grandin itself had a controversial cameo appearance [CRAZY PEOPLE CLIP] when "Crazy People," starring Dudley Moore and Darryl Hannah, was filmed in Roanoke.
[close up of "@#$!-ed" on Grandin Marquee]


The theater's brush with fame featured a four-letter word [2:37:19 - pan shot from Grandin's Marquee to church sign] on the Grandin's Marquee - right across the street from Virginia Heights Baptist Church. [from CONUS 9-10PM 21:59:53 - Dirty Dancing movie clip]
It wasn't a dirty word but some steamy dance moves that heated up the Silver Screen - and business for one local resort. [2:22:36 - Rocking chair/porch at Mountain Lake]
Mountain Lake Resort may be a family [2:22:50 - rocking chair and porch with resort building in background] establishment - but "Dirty Dancing" was still bringing business to the Giles County [2:23:40-ish - people vacationing there in 1998] vacation spot more than a decade after the coming-of-age story was filmed there.
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[IN Q=IT CAME OUT]

((2:23:58 - (not on camera) IT CAME OUT IN 1987 OF AUGUST AND TODAY (ON CAMERA) IT'S STILL PEOPLE COMING AND SAYING THEY CAME HERE B/C OF DIRTY DANCING - 2:24:07 ))
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[OUT Q=DIRTY DANCING.]

[more Mountain Lake pics]
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))






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Israel's military makes its move on the Palestinians - as deadly violence persists in the Middle East.
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And.... Democrats aren't just taking the Gilmore administration to task - they say they're taking the Governor to court over new SOL ads.
More on those stories just ahead.
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Violence in the Middle East could become even deadlier as Israel issues threats on the eve of the holiest day of the Jewish year.
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Yom Kippur begins at sundown. And Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak is giving Yasser Arafat until it ends at sunset tomorrow to call a stop to Palestinian violence or risk the full fury of the Israeli army.
Israel's national security adviser warns the army may even attack Palestinian headquarters.
Forces attacked Palestinian positions in the West Bank and Gaza today, blowing up two apartment towers that had been used by snipers.
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A Roanoke attorney and gay activist was among those rallying against anti-gay violence in Chicago last night.
Sam Garrison was invited to attend the rally - after a gunman opened fire in a Roanoke gay bar two weeks ago - killing Danny Overstreet and wounding several others.
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[SOT43:52]
[IN Q=the organizer]

((SAM GARRISON: THE ORGANIZER OF THE RALLY WANTED SOMEBODY FROM ROANOKE TO BE THERE TO SHARE THE EXPERIENCE WE'VE HAD LATELY AND I'M GOING TO TAKE THEM A MESSAGE OF HOPE.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Gay Activist]
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[OUT Q=of hope.]
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Garrison said he returned to the BackStreet Cafe last week to find the bar filled with people. He says that goes to show Roanoke's gay community isn't living in fear because of the shooting.
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Some Democrats plan to take Governor Gilmore's administration to court - over new ads supporting the Standards of Learning tests.
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[VO-NAT from 00-38 TC 24:02]


The Virginia Lottery is spending more than a million dollars on the ad campaign singing the praises of the SOLs.
The Standards of Learning program was Republican George Allen's main educational achievement while he was Governor.
Some Democrats say that means the state is paying to support Allen in his bid to unseat Democratic Senator Chuck Robb come election day... so they're planning to sue.
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Republicans say there's NO merit to the accusations.


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A new traffic pattern takes effect in downtown Roanoke today. Portions of Campbell and Salem Avenues are scheduled to open to two-way traffic. Campbell will be two-way from Second Street to Fifth Street Southwest. Salem will be two-way from Williamson Road Southeast to Sixth street Southwest. New traffic lights, street signs and police officers working the intersections are expected to help drivers recognize the new traffic pattern.




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Roanoke County police invited the public to visit them yesterday - and hundreds responded.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


They were taking part in the department's eighth annual Open House.
The department also displayed its weapons and showed how police go about catching the bad guys.
Some of the officers also demonstrated how they repel down the side of a building.
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[SOT 1:03:38]
[IN Q=Some folks]

((TERRELL HOLBROOK/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.: SOME FOLKS LIKE THE DOGS AS FAR AS THE K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS OTHERS LIKE TO DRIVE THE POLICE CARS.))
[SOT 55:32]
[INQ=]

((WE TURNED ON THE LIGHTS TURNED ON THE SIREN AND JUST GENERALLY A FEELING OF UNBRIDLED POWER.))
[OUTQ=unbridal power]
[SUPER=01-Terrell Holbrook/Roanoke Co. Police Department]
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[VO-NAT]

More than four hundred people attended the open house.
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We'll tell you a great way to get in shape if you're a runner - and you like a scenic view in today's Sports Extra.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And... Sally Field takes charge...
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[VO-NAT]

BEHIND the camera in her directorial debut. Roger Ebert checks out "Beautiful" starring Minnie Driver and Hallie Kate Eisenberg - a little later. But first...
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He had a hand in the roots of country and the roots of rock and roll.
You've probably never heard of Frank Porter.
His story is one of a Virginian who walked on the edge of fame, but never really found the spotlight.
Ellen Qualls has this week's Virginia Profile.
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50 years ago, Frank Porter made music, recorded other people's music, and brought it all to the airwaves and barn dances of Virginia.
He took what they called hillbilly music on Richmond radio, and labeled it country.
His radio show played host to the greats, from Hank Williams to Tex Ritter.
Eddy Arnold.
And even a man not known for country -- Frank Sinatra.
At age 85, it's one of Porter's fondest memories.
[SOT TAPE ONE 02:11:40 ]

((FRANK PORTER: I INTRODUCED HIM, AND WHEN HE GOT UP, THEY STARTED "SING A SONG FRANK, SING A SONG...I KNOW THE TUNE BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER THE WORDS.))
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Problem solved, said Porter.
They put a man behind Sinatra to feed him the words, and it brought down the house.
Porter's own record label, Porter Records, had its biggest shot at a hit in 1959, with Frankie Loren at the microphone, singing rock and roll.
Art Talmadge of Mercury Records offered to record Hip Monkey.
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((HE SAYS I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MILLIONAIRE... JUST MAKE ME SOME MONEY... GONNA BE BIG.))
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But Mercury didn't want Porter's artist.
The label cut the song with another singer, it got a night on Dick Clark's show, and Frank Porter declined to be involved.
[SOT tape two 02:24:39]

((THE ORCHESTRA DIDN'T UNDERSTAND... I HAD A GEM THERE. BEST THING I EVER DID IN THAT LINE. THEY JUST DIDN'T CAPTURE ... I KNOW MY RECORD WOULD HAVE SOLD.))
[RUNS= :17 ]


It's some consolation to Frank Porter that his recording masters -- some never even released in their day -- are being heard by a new generation.
A German label, Bear Family Records, specializes in preserving American music of the 20th century, and has cut The Porter Record Story.
The pitch for the CD reads "No one would pretend that Porter Records is much more than a footnote in the history of rock 'n' roll, but footnotes can often be more interesting than the story itself, and that's the case here." [tape 3 03:14:33] ((strum. I REMEMBER THE NIGHT...)) Ellen Qualls, News 7.))






[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]
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Sally Field tries her hand at directing... in "Beautiful" starring Minnie Driver as a beauty queen and Hallie Kate Eisenberg as her daughter. But Roger Ebert says "Beautiful" is NOT a pretty picture.
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You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.





[Sports-plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
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Cross Country running took the spotlight at Staunton River High School yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Moneta;]


It's the third annual Staunton River Cross Country invitational. Nine high schools brought teams to run the 3-point-1 mile course.
This year a there was a 1-point-two fun run for third to fifth graders and an alumni race with 11 competitors.
The whole event is designed to generate interest in running.
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((JOE HUBBLE/STAUNTON RIVER CROSS COUNTRY COACH: THE KIDS THAT RUN TODAY WILL HOPEFULLY BE THE RUNNERS OF TOMORROW. WHAT I'M HOPING TO CREATE IS THE LIFELONG RUNNER BECAUSE ALL IT TAKES IS SOME SHOES AND SHORTS.))
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[OUT Q=and some shorts]
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Salem, won boys varsity competition. The top girls varsity team was Amherst.
The best individual performances were turned by Altavista's Jessy Dalton who ran a new course record of 16:45 and Alleghany's Melissa Robens was first among the girls.
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[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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If you're a trail runner, or a road runner who wants to get back to nature, here's a race for you.
Even if you're a beginner, organizers of the Brush Mountain Breakdown say they can accommodate you next Sunday.
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The race takes you through the Jefferson National Forest at the peak time for the fall foliage.
The course is near Blacksburg. And since you'll be running through the mountains the organizers thought it's important to remember the heritage of the area.
Southwest Virginia artist, Bob Evans, provides the awards for the event.
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The Brush Mountain Breakdown is next Sunday. Call 540-961-0674 for more information or go the Star City Striders homepage and you can find a link to that site at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[11Bike-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-39; TC 34:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's all about bikers at the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Thousands of bikes are in town for the "Gold Wing Road Riders Association" bike rally.
More than 60 venders are at the Salem Civic Center - displaying everything from leather clothing, to helmets, and bike trailers.
There's action, as well.
Three motorcycle precision drill teams showed their moves on the course.
Organizers say this is one of their biggest rallies.
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[IN Q=this is]

((CHRIS HOOPER/ORGANIZER: THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST RALLIES OF THE YEAR SO PEOPLE LIKE TO COME DOWN FROM THE NORTHERN STATES AND ENJOY THAT LAST BIT OF GOOD WEATHER BEFORE IT TURNS SNOWY.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Hooper/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=turns snowy.]
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All the activities are free and open to the public. (------------) It wraps up today.