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Today on News 7, Norfolk Southern railroad says it is considering more layoffs. Union officials say several hundred workers could lose their jobs before the end of next week,
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and some local residents head to the mountains in an effort to stop a proposed gas pipeline. [Weather-Head]
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The cool windy weather we've been seeing will be changing to warmer calmer conditions....I'll have the details coming up....

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Also today, the problems at one big company lead its top executive to resign,
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and the Presidential candidates get in a little campaigning as they prepare for tomorrow night's debate in Winston Salem.
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Some state employees are afraid changes in their health insurance could keep them from getting the medical care they need.
Duke University will provide care to some Trigon members, but not to state employees in the southside area.
Hundreds will be affected and that doesn't include their family members.
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Surae Chinn is in our Danville Newsroom with more.
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Teresa, I want to stress the greatest impact is with state employees in Southside. They are the ones who frequently go to Duke for health care needs. And there the ones who have the plan that cut Duke out of the picture.
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(( About 150 state employees in Southside tried to change the reality--that Trigon their health care provider---dropp

ed Duke University Hosptial Systems from its network of providers.
Gail Neal and more than 1600 state employees in Southside have a point of service plan or POS. [2:02:06] ((GAIL NEAL/STATE EMPLOYEE: I'M FRUSTRATED.))
Frustrated because her husband has been a heart and cancer patient at Duke. Now, the plan the state chose for her will not cover her or her husband.
In a joint meeting with state employees, Trigon explained why.
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((KATHRYN MORMAN/TRIGON: THE REASON WHY WE WERE AT AN IMPASSE WAS WE WERE LOOKING AT HAVING TO ABSORB 27 TO 54 PERCENT INCREASE)) [:09] But for people like Mark Gibson, cost is just not a good enough reason to risk good healthcare.
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((MARK GIBSON/STATE EMPLOYEE: IT JUST SEEMS UNFAIR WE STRUGGLE SO MUCH TO PAY OUR HEALTH CARE AND WANT QUALITY HEALTH CARE AND THAT MONEY BECOMES AN ISSUE NOT PATIENT CARE.))
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And Duke has the care many of these southside employees want when it comes to cancer or heart problems. The North Carolina hospital is 60 miles away and some of the premier research and care facilities in the nation. Other hospitals still included in the plan are further away.
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Beginning this Sunday, Duke will no longer provide services for these state employees in Southside with this POS.

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Surae is there any hope that there could be a change by the weekend?
Teresa-- It's unlikely but Trigon is willing to negotiate. But right now the price is too high.

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Norfolk Southern is considering more layoffs, this time in their engineering department.
Union representatives say up to 750 workers system wide will be furloughed by next Thursday.
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N-S says no positions, dates or number of people scheduled for layoff have been decided.
The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way representatives say the layoffs are a direct result of the Conrail Merger, but the railroad denies that.
Norfolk Southern blames the layoffs on a decrease in coal exports.
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Authorities are searching for at least two suspects in the death of an 18 year old woman found yesterday in Floyd County.
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Her body was discovered in the trunk of a junked car near an abandoned house off Sandy Flats Road.
Sheriff's deputies were called there by a man leasing the land who saw a strange car parked there.
While searching the area, they found the body.
Though they BELIEVE they know her identity, they're awaiting autopsy results to confirm it.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE BODY WAS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAD BEEN THERE A COUPLE OF DAYS. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASON IDENTIFICATION IS SO DIFFICULT IN CASES LIKE THIS BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN WHAT YOU HAVE IN TERMS OF THE EVIDENCE THERE. ))
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Authorities here are working with state police in Pennsylvania to determine if this the same 18-year old reported missing there last week.
Sources tell News-7 that the missing girl's car was located near the crime scene.
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Al Gore and George W. Bush are campaigning their way to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
That's where the two will go head to head in their second debate.
Jennifer Jones reports that while one new poll shows Bush with a lead, neither candidate is resting on the eve of the debate.
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With one debate down...

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and on the eve of a second...

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The presidential candidates are hot on the campaign trial.

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Vice President Al Gore in Florida trying to win over an audience with his College Aid proposals.
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Meanwhile his rival, George W. Bush arrived in Gore's home state of Tennessee. The Texas Governor working to widen the margin in a state where polls suggest the race is too close to call. --
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While most polls put the candidates neck-n-neck...A recent gallup poll has Bush 8-points ahead of Gore...50-percent to 42%...with an error margin of 4-percentage points. Enough to get the Gore camp reaching for more ammunition. The Democratic National Committee has announced an intesified campaign of television commercials attacking Bush's record as a Texas Governor. -- std up/Jennifer Jones: The Bush camp calls this latest assault a violation of the candidates' pledge to refrain from personal attacks. And while Gore's camp says it's all fair game, the subject is certain to come up Wednesday ...when the two square off in their second debate here in North Carolina. jjcbsnews ))

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There's more news 7 to come,
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up next, the head of the Bridgestone-Firestone Tire Company steps down in the middle of the recall of more than six million of its tires.
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Embattled tire maker Bridgestone-Firestone hopes a new leader will help it to regain the world's trust.
In the midst of one of the world's largest recalls, the company's chief executive stepped down today and handed the reigns to someone new.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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President Clinton today spoke with Mideast leaders about ways to resolve their difference at the negotiating table and not in the streets.
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The President spoke with Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime minister Ehud Barak by phone this morning.
But White House officials say there is no decision yet as to whether the president will hold another peace summit.


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((JAKE SIEWERT/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: WE HAVE URGED BOTH SIDES TO DO MORE TO TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TO DEFUSE THE TENSION TO LOWER THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE AND ULTIMATELY TO FIND A WAY THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO GET BACK TO THE TABLE AND RESOLVE DIFFERENCES AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE AND NOT IN THE STREETS.))
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In the meantime-- Israel's Prime Minister is giving his Palestinian counterpart more time to stop the violence that has killed nearly 90- people over the past 12- days.
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The battle over the proposed Virginia Gas Pipeline project is reaching new heights.
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Virginia Gas plans to build a new natural gas line through Roanoke and Montgomery counties.
This evening, opponents of the project are holding a mountain viewing reception in an effort to show members of Virginia Gas and the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors how the new pipeline could affect the enviroment.
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More than 50-opponents to the project are expected to attend this evening's viewing. We'll have more coming up on News7 at 6.

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You don't usually associate Bluegrass Music with Corn beef, but coming up next, Jacey Birch will tell us about a restaurant's Acoustic Endeavor.
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Get ready for some flat-footin' or just sit back and enjoy the music... because one local bluegrass group is warming up to put on a show tonight!
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Jacey Birch is live at Corned Beef and Company in Downtown Roanoke where Acoustic Endeavours is getting ready to get down.
How do they sound Jacey?
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll see how singer Joan Osborne's career has experienced both extreme highs and lows in the past five years,
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But first in Sports, Mike Stevens will tell us how the Virginia Tech Hokies are trying to give the boot to one of its main problems this season.
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As a person ages, the chances of having dementia or Alzheimer's increases.
In fact, after a person reaches the age of 65, the incidence of dementia doubles every five years.
That has prompted several local doctors to start a Memory Screening Out Reach program.
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The Lewis Gale Medical Center hosted one of the first free memory screening to help individuals identify memory loss early on so they can be evaluated and treated.
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((DR. DAVID CREWS/CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST:IT CAN BE MANY UNDERLYING CAUSES FOR MEMORY CONCERNS, SO NUMBER ONE YOU NEED TO HAVE A GOOD DIAGNOSIS OF THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM, BE IT DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMER'S, DEPRESSION CAN HAVE REAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE THINKING PROCESS, ALSO IT MAY BE A METABOLIC PROBLEMS, OR STRUCTURAL LESIONS))
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Dr. Crews says the patient undergoes a 30 minute auditory and verbal memory test.
And once the test is completed the results are evaluated and given to the patient and their physician.
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((DR. DAVID CREWS/NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST: WE UTILIZE A WORD LIST TO ASSES VERBAL MEMORY AND THEN PICTURES OF HUMAN FACES TO ACCESS VISUAL MEMORY))
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The tests are recommended for people over 50 and are given on alternating weeks at the Lewis Gale Medical Center and the Lynchburg College Beard Center on Aging. [Take PINNACLE page] For more information, in the Lynchburg area call
804-544-8456 For the Roanoke Valley call
540-776-4863

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The two minute sports ticker comes to us from its customary Tuesday location in the New River Valley.
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Mike Stevens has more on Virginia Tech's upcoming opponent and the teams' punting problems.
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Singer-soingwriter Joan Osborne burst onto the scene in the 90's with her hit song, "One of Us."
Despite its tremendous succes, the road to her follow up album proved to be long and challenging. Now she has a new album out for the first time in five years. V-H-One's rebecca Rankin has the story.
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((JOAN OSBORNE'S NEW ALBUM RIGHTEOUS LOVE HAS CRITICS RAVING. DESPITE THE SUCCESS OF HER FIRST ALBUM RELISH WHICH SOLD OVER 2 MILLION COPIES, JOAN WAS DROPPED FROM HER RECORD LABEL IN 1999.
Joan Osborne I'm not particularly bitter about it or anything. It was, it was definitely a little bit of a struggle to try to find a new place to be. But, you know, if they weren't excited about working with me, then it wasn't the place for me anyway. so I'm better off where I am now.
JOAN IS DOING A SMALL CLUB TOUR, WITH DATES THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, DC, UPSTATE NEW YORK AND IN EARLY NOVEMBER, ORLANDO FLORIDA.
THE FIRST EVER MUSIC ISSUE OF VANITY FAIR HITS NEWS STANDS THIS WEEK. THE COVER FEATURES ANNIE LEIBOVITZ' SHOT AN ECLECTIC GROUP OF LEGENDS AND FUTURE LEGENDS. BONO, MACY GRAY, KEITH RICHARDS, CHUCK BERRY, FATIH HILL, SANTANA. ARE ALL ON THE COVER.. AS WELL AS A HOST OF OTHERS. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN INTERESTING SET TO BE ON.
ALSO A BUNCH OF NEW ALBUMS HITTING THE STREETS THIS WEEK.
JACOB DYLAN'S BAND "THE WALLFLOWERS" RELEASE THEIR 3RD ALBUM "BREACH." THIS TIME AROUND JACOB'S LYRICS ARE PROVING TO BE MUCH MORE PERSONAL.
GOOD NEWS FOR GUNS AND ROSES FANS, A NEW ONE FROM GUITARIST SLASH. HIS SECOND SOLO EFFORT WITH HIS BAND SLASH'S SNAKE PIT - "AINT LIFE GRAND".
ALSO IN STORES - ROCKERS COLLECTIVE SOUL'S 5TH ALBUM "BLENDER" .............IN NEW YORK I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN. ))
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