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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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A cease-fire agreement in Egypt, but that isn't stopping the fighting today in the Mideast.
We'll have a live update on international efforts for peace.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And as searchers recover the bodies of more dead sailors, a major break in the investigation of the U-S-S Cole bombing.
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[TALENT=Jacey]
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A chance of showers today but not the heavy kind we might expect after more than 3 dry weeks. The complete weather forecast is ahead.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay where you are-- News 7 at noon is next.



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


More violence in the Mideast, even on the heels of a cease- fire agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Clinton is heading home after both sides agreed to a cease-fire at the emergency summit in Egypt.
But when the summit ended, the fighting continued in the West Bank and Gaza.
Israeli leader Ehud Barak says if things settle down after two days, he'll pull back heavy equipment in Palestinian areas.
Meanwhile, a Palestinian official says ``the ball is now in the Israeli court.''
He blames Israel for the recent crisis that's left more than 100 people dead.
Drew Levinson joins us now from Jerusalem with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=03-West Bank;]
[SUPER=01-Angela King/American Israeli;]
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(natz)

Narr: WITH UNRELENTING PRESSURE FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON...BOTH ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS HAVE AGREED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE MEASURES TO END THE DEADLY CLASHES OF THE PAST WEEKS.

SOT: CLINTON

"I BELIEVE WE HAVE MADE REAL PROGRESS TODAY, REPAIRING THE DAMAGE WILL TAKE TIME.
Narr: NEITHER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER EHUD BARAK OR PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT SIGNED A CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT.
Narr: BARAK, HOWEVER IS PLEASED WITH THE SUMMIT OUTCOME.
SOT: Ehud Barak

"we aim towards the spirit of the agreement)
BOTH SIDES AGREED TO THE FORMATION OF A FACT FINDING COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE VIOLENCE. THAT ISSUE THAT HAD BEEN A MAJOR STICKING POINT UNTIL PRESIDENT CLINTON PLEDGED TO PERSONALLY OVERSEE THE INVESTIGATION AND NAME THE PARTIES INVOLVED.
IN ADDITION, ISRAEL HAS AGREED TO PULL BACK ITS TROOPS FROM PALESTINIAN NEIGHBORHOODS AND WILL RE-OPEN THE AIRPORT IN GAZA.
THE PALESTINIANS HAVE PLEDGED TO RE-ARREST MILITANTS WHO WERE RELEASED FROM JAIL DURING THE UNREST.
BUT AS THE PRESIDENT HEADS HOME..VIOLENCE IN GAZA AND THE WEST BANK CONTINUES.

NAT SOT (violence0


IN JERUSALEM, WORD OF THE AGREEMENT DOESN'T BRING A LOT OF HOPE.

SOT: ANGELA KING: AMERICAN ISRAELI

"Well there's been bloodshed ...I don't think it's gonna work ))
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[USS-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Searchers have recovered the remains of seven more American sailors from the U-S-S Cole. Meanwhile, there's a major development in the investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
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Authorities in Yemen have found bomb- making equipment in a house near the port of Aden.
Security officials say investigators are suspicious about two men who spent several days at the house.
Officials identified the men only as Arabs from outside Yemen.
But others say the pair is from Saudi Arabia.
The two men have now disappeared.
Meanwhile, security officials in Yemen have interrogated dozens of port workers, as well as the head of the company that services U-S warships.
Thursday's attack killed 17 sailors.
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[AO-Smith]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The A.O. Smith company plans to shut down its factory in Altavista.
Some 269 people will be losing their jobs by June of next year.
The first round of layoffs will come this December.
A.O. Smith makes small electric motors.
The company says a slowdown in sales is the main reason the plant will close.

[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mce]
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Some Southeast Roanoke residents opposed to an expansion plan by the Rescue Mission voiced their concerns to City Council last night. However, some of those residents say they don't believe their comments have been taken seriously. Meredyth Censullo has more.
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[IN Q=Does the city...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Scott/Southeast Resident;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:12]
[SUPER=04-September;:27]
[SUPER=01-Debra Jewel/Historic Belmont Pres. Assoc.;:41]
[SUPER=04-August;:48]
[SUPER=01-Scott Blankenship/Roanoke Mission Board Pres.;1:07]
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[OUT Q=MC, News7, Roanoke.]
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[SOT @ Tape 2 12:16:33 - 12:16:44]
[IN Q=Does the city...]

((DOES THE CITY OF ROANOKE WANT A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HARDWORKING, LAWABIDING CITIZENS OR DOES THE CITY WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO FIRST ENTER SE TO SEE A HUGE CAMPUS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT THE CITY, THE CITIZENS OR ITSELVES...))


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[NATS- Applause]
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Rounds of applause broke out between speeches by several Southeast Roanoke residents, who say the Rescue Mission is bringing crime, drugs and transients into the neighborhoods they're working to fix up.
[nats - house demolition]
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Residents cite the demolition of three homes in Belmont. The homes don't belong to the Mission - but the land could become a part of the expansion project, which will include a home for women and children.


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[SOT Tape 1 12:04:40]
[IN Q=We absolutely don't]

((WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT ANY MORE OF OUR HOMES DESTROYED FOR IN THE PROCESS WE LOSE ANOTHER PIECE OF WHAT MAKES US HISTORIC BELMONT.))
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[OUT Q=Belmont.]


In the past year the Rescue Mission has addressed community concerns at three neighborhood walks and five public meetings. And it says it won't submit a final plan for the project until all of those concerns are addressed. But, it says, the needs of the less privileged need to be addressed too.

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[IN Q=The lives of...]

((THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE WE TRY TO CHANGE AT THE MISSION HAVE EVERY BIT, ARE ENTITLED TO, THE SAME RIGHTS AS EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
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((AS IS THE CASE WITH ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS, CITY COUNCIL HAS TURNED THE ISSUE OVER TO CITY MANAGER DARLENE BURCHAM FOR R


EVIEW. MEREDYTH CENSULLO NEWS7 ROANOKE.)))) [Minor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The relatives of James "Meeky" Minor want to continue the investigation into Minor's death.
They are asking the city to release police documents involved in the investigation.
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Minor was killed September 10th when his motorcycle collided with a car.
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The accident happened minutes after a pursuit by Roanoke police. Last month the city released a report saying the police officer followed protocol during the pursuit.
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But Minor's relatives say they're still seeking justice and have found 10 witnesses whose recollections of the accident does not match police reports.
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[IN Q=I'm asking the...]

((I'M ASKING THE INVESTIGATION BE TURNED OVER TO A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD...NOT JUST BLACK CITIZENS....CITY WIDE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Patterson/Minor's Aunt]
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[OUT Q=city wide community.]
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The Minor family is asking for all emergency and police reports, Minor's autopsy report and the names of all the officers involved in the case.


[MO-Governor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Investigators are looking for what caused last night's plane crash that killed Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan.
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Carnahan's son, Roger and a campaign advisor also died.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the twin- engine plane went down in rainy, foggy weather near St. Louis.
The local sheriff describes the crash site as "horrific", and he says the densely wooded area near the crash scene is difficult for recovery work.
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[SOT 10:22:06 ]
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((AT THIS POINT...WE HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED ANY BODIES YET...THROUGHOUT THE DAY.))

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[OUT Q=throughout the day.]
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The 66- year- old Carnahan was on his way to a fundraiser for his U-S Senate campaign.
Lieutenant Governor Roger Wilson will serve out the rest of Carnahan's term.
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[Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Meanwhile, organizers of tonight's presidential debate in St. Louis confirm that it WILL go on as scheduled.
There was talk of postponing tonight's third and final meeting between Al Gore and George W- Bush, due to Governor Carnahan's fatal plane crash.
But sources say Gore and Bush will have time at the beginning of the debate to say a few words about Carnahan.

The debate is set to begin at 9 tonight.[Hunting-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The ballot next month will include a question on whether to add the right to hunt, fish and harvest game to the Virginia Constitution. But that question may be removed if animal rights activists win a lawsuit. Tina Tenret explains.
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[SUPER=201-Carson Quarles/Game & Inland Fisheries; :21]
[SUPER=201-Jeff Leitner/Fund for Animals; :53]
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(( Hunters say they're sick of being preyed upon -- that they're simply continuing an age-old tradition. As benefits, they say, they keep the deer population from exploding and beef up the state economy by buying equipment.
So they want fishing and hunting rights guaranteed in the Virginia Constitution.
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[IN Q=A LOT OF RIGHTS]

((CARSON QUARLES/DEP'T OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: A LOT OF RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES ARE UNDER ATTACK BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. IN TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE AND AVAILABLE.)) [RUNS15]
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[IN Q=This proposed amendment]

((JEFF LEITNER/FUND FOR ANIMALS: THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL NOT PROTECT HUNTING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=will not protect hunting]

Jeff Leitner of the Fund for Animals points out -- the General Assembly can still pass laws against hunting and fishing, even if this amendment passes. He's teamed up with the Humane Society and three Virginia residents to sue the State Board of Elections -- to yank this question off the ballot.
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[SOT 15:06:38]
[IN Q=This amendment]

((LEITNER: THIS AMENDMENT IS REALLY A FRIVOLOUS ATTEMPT BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TO HIJACK THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION WITH POLITICAL STATEMENTS. CERTAINLY WE DON'T FEEL THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR POLITICAL STATEMENTS.)) [RUNS14]
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[IN Q=OPPONENTS DO WORRY]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: OPPONENTS DO WORRY THAT THIS AMENDMENT WILL STRIP TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF THEIR POWER TO CONTROL HUNTING -- WITHIN CITY LIMITS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR IN SUBDIVISIONS. BUT DELEGATE VIC THOMAS FROM ROANOKE SAYS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL STILL HAVE THAT POWER, UNLESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES IT AWAY.))
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This Friday, a judge decides whether voters get to take a shot at this issue.
Tina Tenret News7 ))

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:30:50]
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It looks like people who use Wiley Drive for recreation will have to share the road with cars.
Yesterday afternoon, Council tried to craft a compromise on the issue by approving one- way traffic through Smith Park.
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[VO-NAT]
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Opponents of the plan to reopen the road asked members of city council to delay their decision and study the issue a while longer.
But a majority of council agreed that one-way traffic would make room for walkers and cyclists, while maintaining access for others.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Make the entire length]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MAKE THE ENTIRE LENGTH ONE WAY, PUT UP BARRICADES TO SEPARATE THE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM THE AUTOMOBILES AND THE WALKERS... AND TRY TO MEET EVERYONE'S NEED IN THIS ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=and try to meet everyone's needs in this issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


The decision appeared to satisfy few who had spoken on the issue... but council directed the city manager to develop a new one-way traffic plan.
They set no timetable for re-opening the road, and did not decide which direction the traffic will flow.
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[Plumbing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[tape tosses to Jacey at Desk]