[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Coming up on News 7 Mornin-
At issue in Washington-- Why the U-S-S Cole was docked in a high- terrorist area anyway.
Meanwhile, workers have found all of the bodies of the sailors who died in the bombing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll hear from actor and N-R-A President Charlton Heston.
He says gun owners' rights are at risk in the November election.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your Friday started with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Why was the U-S-S Cole re- fueling in the Port of Aden, when it was known as a haven for terrorists?
That's the main question circulating at a hearing in Washington.
Meanwhile, all of the bodies of the sailors killed on the ship have been found.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SUPER=01-Anthony Zinni/Retired Navy General; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:22]
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The grim recovery mission inside the badly damaged "Cole" finally came to an end with the removal the bodies of four more American sailors. The remains will be returned home over the weekend.

It came, as thousands of miles away, the man who sent the Cole into an admittedly dangerous port, was taking full responsibility.

(SOT/GEN.ANTHONY ZINNI, US CENTRAL COMMAND (RETIRED)

"It was my decision... I want to make that clear. I pass the buck on to nobody."

(NARR:)


Despite the fact that Osama Bin Laden, a known terrorist, had made several recent threats against US interests in Yemen -- the general told the Armed Services Committee, it was STILL the safest port in the area.

NAT/SOT FREEH MEETING



(NARR:)


In Aden, FBI Director Loius Freeh met with President Ali Abdullah Seleh -- who confirmed that an apartment in Aden was used by the bomb makers -- and that a 12 year old boy investigators detained for questioning, may have been the last to have seen the bombers alive.

In Washington, forensics experts began examining tiny fragments of the bomb, in the hopes that it's material can lead to it's maker.

While the who-dunnit investigation continued -- the Pentagon announced it was beginning a separate independent probe, designed to fill whatever holes there were in security, that allowed a small boat to attack a US destroyer.

(SOT/KEN BACON, PENTAGON SPOKESMAN 14:13:41)

"We will never have a perfect defense against terrorism, but we need to make our defenses as good as they can be. And this panel is designed to help do that.

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"With a host of new clues, investigators admit they still don't know who did this, or why. But echoed the US position -- that America has a long memory -- and an even longer reach. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington. ))

[Carnahan]


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Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan will be honored today at a memorial service.
President Clinton will attend the funeral, along with Vice President Al Gore.
Carnahan's opponent in the U-S Senate race, Senator John Ashcroft will also pay his respects at today's service.


Carnahan died in a plane crash Monday night, along with his son and a campaign aide.
Federal investigators say it may take up to a year to determine what caused the crash.


[11Memorial-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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Two people were taken to the hospital following a head-on accident in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
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Around 5-30 yesterday evening, a delivery truck and a car collided on Memorial Avenue.
Authorities say both drivers were injured and taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital.
No word on how serious those injuries are.
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[11NRA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:55:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Gun control will be on the minds of many voters on election day.
N-R-A President Charlton Heston came to Roanoke yesterday stomping for Republican votes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Heston gave his official endorsement of Republican Senatorial candidate George Allen.
Heston also unloaded on Al Gore.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Al Gore's denials]

((CHARLTON HESTON: AL GORE'S DENIALS AND EVASION, IN SPITE OF HIS CLAIMS THAT HE INVENTED SMOKELESS POWDER AND WROTE THE SECOND AMENDMENT.... CROWD CHEERS.))
[SUPER=201-Charlton Heston/NRA President]
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[OUT Q=crowd cheers.]
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[VO-NAT]


While N-R-A money is important to the election, one member of the Million Mom March says "mommy votes" are important too.
That why she's an advocate of gun control.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When there's a child]

((CODE SIZEMORE: WHEN THERE IS A CHILD IN THE HOUSE, AN ACCIDENT CAN HAPPEN SO QUICKLY IF THERE IS A GUN IN THE HOUSE. UNTIL THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE RESPONSIBLE, I DON'T WANT THEM TO BE EXPOSED TO GUNS.))
[SUPER=201-Code Sizemore/Gun Control Supporter]
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[VO-NAT]


The Million Mom March Foundation is now the largest gun control lobby.
As for NRA numbers, the group expects to have 5 million members by election day.
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[11Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:53:18]
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So what do candidates think about special interest groups pouring money into their campaigns?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Salem]


At a meeting in Salem yesterday, George Allen said he's pleased movie stars like Charlton Heston are getting involved.
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[IN Q=I'm glad to see there are some]

((GEORGE ALLEN: I'M GLAD TO SEE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SHARE MY VIEWS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES WHO ARE GETTING INVOLVED.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate]
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[OUT Q=getting involved.]
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Meanwhile in Richmond, Allen's opponent Chuck Rob didn't agree.
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[IN Q=I hope that]

((CHUCK ROBB: I HOPE THAT YOU'LL FOCUS ON SOME OF THE QUESTIONS NOT JUST THE FACT THAT THE IS AN APPEALING MOVIE STAR. HE'S COMING IN AND INJECTING HIMSELF INTO A RACE AND WE OUGHT TO DISCUSS ISSUES LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate]
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[OUT Q=into the race.]
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[VO-NAT]


With three weeks left until the elections, the N-R-A says it'll keep its campaign ads strong.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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The U-S brokered cease- fire agreement is facing a big challenge in the Middle East.
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Today is the deadline the Israelis and Palestinians agreed on to end the violence.
Then, they're supposed to make efforts to resurrect peace talks.
But tensions are high after yesterday's gun battle in the West Bank that left two dead and 18 wounded.
One Israeli blames politicians on BOTH sides for the continued bloodbath in the Middle East.
He doesn't believe the average Palestinian wants to conquer his country.
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[SOT 3:02:03]
[IN Q=If you could take]

((AVI BRINA/ISRAELI: IF YOU COULD TAKE HIM TO THE SIDE AND ASK HIM, "WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT, WHAT DO YOU REALLY CARE FOR?" HE WOULD TELL YOU, "I LIKE THE PEACE. I LIKE THAT MY FAMILY WOULD LIVE HAPPILY. I'D LIKE TO WORK.))
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[OUT Q=like to work.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, President Clinton also phoned both Mideast leaders, asking them to rein in their forces and make good on the cease-fire agreement.
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[Manhunt]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A manhunt is underway for a Minnesota murder suspect.


Police believe he killed five members of his family before fleeing in a family car.
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[SUPER=03-Lino Lakes, MN;]


Authorities found the bodies of a man, a woman, and three children inside a house in suburban Minneapolis.
They aren't yet saying HOW the victims died.
Police are looking for a 28-year-old man said to be the brother of the woman who was killed.
Media reports say Lawrence Scott Dame was seen leaving the house early yesterday morning.
He apparently has a criminal record.
He served time for assault and, was recently jailed for stealing one of the family's cars.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Meanwhile, Dame's mother told a St. Paul newspaper that her son claimed voices had been telling him the family was going to kill him.
She quotes her son as saying, ``Well, I better kill everyone before they kill me.''

[11Bristol-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Authorities arrested a fugitive from Bristol on Interstate 81 after he allegedly lead state police on a 12-mile high-speed chase through Wythe County.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State police say 41-year-old Clyde (NOFF-lin) Naphlin was forced off the road just north of Wytheville -- after he rammed two police cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol;]


Naphlin is suspected of shooting his wife and another man at his Bristol home yesterday morning.
Authorities say they recovered a gun from Naphlin's wrecked car.
State police say he may face charges here before he's sent back to Bristol.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Naphlin is being held in the Wythe County jail on attempted capital murder, drunk driving, and reckless driving charges.
Two state troopers were treated and released with injuries from the chase.

[11Tech-Vaccines]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC36:57]
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Some Virginia Tech students aren't taking any chances when it comes to meningitis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Hundreds of students paid 75-dollars to get the vaccine yesterday.
Bacterial meningitis is prevalent among college students living in dorms.
Last year, one Virginia Tech student and three Radford University students contracted the disease.
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[SOT 16:39:42 - 16:40:02]
[IN Q=It's fatal]

((KRISTIN TIGUE/VACCESS HEALTH: IT'S FATAL IN 10 PERCENT OF THE CASES. THOSE PERSONS WHO DO NOT DIE FROM THE DISEASE, THERE ARE SOME TERRIBLE EFFECTS, NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS. IF IT GOES INTO THE BLOOD, IT CAN LEAD TO AMPUTATIONS, LOSS OF LIMBS. IT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING YOU'D WANT TO SEE ANYONE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Kristin Tigue/VACCESS Health;]
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[OUT Q=have to deal with.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year, four-thousand Virginia Tech students were immunized against meningitis.
Radford University says it's considering making the vaccine mandatory.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, descrambling the myth about eggs and their link to high cholesterol.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information: ON CAM IF YOU WORRY ABOUT HIGH CHOLESTEROL, YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM EGGS. BUT THAT MAY BE NOTHING MORE THAN A SCRAMBLED MYTH.

VT=VO

NEW RESEARCH FROM THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION SHOWS EGGS DO NOT RAISE CHOLESTEROL IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PEOPLE- BUT WHAT WILL RAISE CHOLESTEROL ARE SATURATED FATS- MEANING COOKIES, CHIPS, AND BURGERS WILL SHOOT THOSE NUMBERS UP LIKE A ROCKET COMPARED TO A COUPLE OF EGGS.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- - IF YOU'RE LOW IN A VITAMIN- WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE? ACCORDING TO A REPORT ALSO FROM THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION- THE ANSWER TO THIS ALPHABETIC QUESTION IS : C.- VITAMIN C IN A STUDY OF MORE THAN 16 THOUSAND PEOPLE AGE 45 AND OLDER- MANY WERE LOW IN VITAMIN C- MEANING ITS A GOOD IDEA TO PUMP UP THE AMOUNT OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLE YOU EAT EVERY DAY.

VT=VO

FINALLY- MOST ORGAN TRANSPLANTS COME FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED- BUT A NEWER CONCEPT- AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO LIVER TRANSPLANTS- IS TO USE TISSUE FROM A LIVING DONOR- YOU GIVE UP A SMALL PIECE OF YOUR LIVER TO SOMEONE WHO NEEDS IT. NOW HERE'S THE MAZING NEWS ABOUT ALL OF THIS- IF YOU DONATE SOME LIVER TISSUE- YOU WONT MISS IT. A STUDY FROM THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA FINDS ADULTS WILL REGROW THAT DONATED PIECE OF LIVER IN LESS THAN 2WEEKS- AND LIVER FUNCTION RETURNS TO NORMAL AS WELL DURING THAT SAME SHORT TIME FRAME.
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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


With just over two weeks left until Election Day, N-R-A President Charlton Heston brings his gun rights message to Roanoke.
Heston also endorses one of Virginia's U-S Senate candidates.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Hotel Roanoke is playing host to entrepreneurs and investors for a two day conference on how to improve business.

It's a chance for business owners and FUTURE business owners to network.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a federal jury convicts an Arizona businessman for providing the laughing gas that led to the death of a Virginia Tech student last year.
Larry Tieman (Tee-mun) sold the nitrous oxide that killed Fairfax native Andrew McCoy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, October 20th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-34]
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Entrepreneurs and investors are taking over the Hotel Roanoke for a two day conference on how to improve business. Kate Weidaw tells us it's a chance for business owners and those looking to start up their own business to network.
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[IN Q=Neu web]
[SUPER=01-David Salvaggio/Nueweb.com Founder; :13]
[SUPER=01-Mark Frantz/Venture Capital Professional; :33]
[SUPER=01-Lou Dobbs/Internet Entrepreneur; :49]
[SUPER=01-Scott Laemmie/Hirestrategy.com; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:12]
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((Neu web dot com has found a niche in the internet market. Three years ago 23 year old David Salvaggio of Blacksburg dropped out of college to begin a virtual reality business.

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((DAVID SALVAGGIO:WE PUT TOGETHER A VERY EXTENSIVE BUSINESS PLAN AND BEGAN SHOPPING AROUND WITH LOCAL INVESTORS.))
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With the backing from investors his company now makes six figures and has grown from 4 employees to 25. It's those investors that came to the Hotel Roanoke to hear plans from entrepreneurs and to find the next niche in the market.

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((MARK FRANTZ/VENTURE CAPITAL PROFESSIONAL: YOU NEED TO PUT TOGETHER A VERY GOOD BUSINESS PLAN THAT'S BUILT AROUND A FUNDAMENTAL IDEA AND HAS A STRONG TEAM, NOBODY'S EXPECTING YOU TO BE BILL GATES AND BE THE WORLD'S BEST CEO.))
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Former CNN Moneyline anchor Lou Dobbs says there's one sure way to know if your idea is a winner.

[SOT 17:23:23]
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((LOU DOBBS: IF YOU CAN ATTRACT THE INVESTMENT OF OTHERS THEN YOU PROBABLY HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY.))
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But there are financial risks, especially if you want to join a start up internet company.

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((SCOTT LAEMMIE/HIRESTRATEGY.COM: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS MODEL MAKE SURE IT'S GOING TO BE PROFITABLE AT SOME POINT AND WORK WITH A TEAM YOU STAND BEHIND AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN BEING SUCCESSFUL.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: SOME OTHER TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS IS TO RESEARCH THE MARKET PLACE, KNOW WHO THE COMPETITORS ARE, AND THE TRENDS IN THE MARKET. THE CONFERENCE WRAPS UP THIS AFTERNOON WITH 20 PRESENTATIONS FROM COMPANIES ABOUT THEIR START AND SUCCESS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:55:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


With only a few more weeks until election day, N-R-A President Charlton Heston made an appearance in Roanoke to stump for Republican votes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Yesterday, Heston officially endorsed Republican Senatorial candidate George Allen.
Heston also unloaded on Al Gore.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Al Gore's denials]

((CHARLTON HESTON: AL GORE'S DENIALS AND EVASION, IN SPITE OF HIS CLAIMS THAT HE INVENTED SMOKELESS POWDER AND WROTE THE SECOND AMENDMENT.... CROWD CHEERS.))
[SUPER=201-Charlton Heston/NRA President]
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[OUT Q=crowd cheers.]
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[VO-NAT]


While N-R-A money is important to the election, one member of the Million Mom March says "mommy votes" are important too.
That why she's an advocate of gun control.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When there's a child]

((CODE SIZEMORE: WHEN THERE IS A CHILD IN THE HOUSE, AN ACCIDENT CAN HAPPEN SO QUICKLY IF THERE IS A GUN IN THE HOUSE. UNTIL THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE RESPONSIBLE, I DON'T WANT THEM TO BE EXPOSED TO GUNS.))
[SUPER=201-Code Sizemore/Gun Control Supporter]
[RUNS=14]
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[VO-NAT]


The Million Mom March Foundation is now the largest gun control lobby.
As for NRA numbers, the group expects to have 5 million members by election day.
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[11Right-Work]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:39:31]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]

The National Right To Work Committee was also in Roanoke taking aim at Chuck Robb.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For years,]

((FOR YEARS, SENATOR CHARLES ROBB HAS BEEN TRYING TO FOOL VIRGINIANS INTO THINKING HE SUPPORTS OUR CHERISHED RIGHT TO WORK LAW. BUT AS SOON AS HE GETS BACK ON CAPITOL HILL, HE JOINS TED KENNEDY AND AL GORE FIGHTING FOR MORE FORCED UNIONISM AND MORE POWER FOR THE UNION BOSSES.))
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[OUT Q=for the union bosses.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


The group unveiled a television spot it plans to run in the final days of the campaign.
The ad questions the senator's support for the state's Right to Work Law.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He has consistently]

((BARRY KELLEY: HE HAS CONSISTENTLY SAID THAT HE SUPPORTS VIRGINIA'S RIGHT TO WORK LAW, HOWEVER HIS RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF AND THAT IS THAT HE HAS NO INTENTION OF SUPPORTING RIGHT TO WORK, AND HAS TAKEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO INFRINGE ON VIRGINIANS' RIGHT TO WORK.))
[SUPER=201-Barry Kelley/Nat. Right To Work Comm.]
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[OUT Q=right to work.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Yesterday, a Robb spokesman said the Senator has never done anything to undermine the state's right to work law, and never will.
He said Robb voted against the national law because he believes each state should be able to decide for itself.


Also, the incumbent senator picked up the endorsement of the Washington Post.


[World-Series]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=METS/Yankees]


With the heightened excitement of the upcoming Subway World Series between New York's Yankees and Mets comes heightened concern over security. David Diaz has more.
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[SUPER=01-David Diaz/Reporting; :06]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Kerik/Police Commissioner; :43 ]
[SUPER=01-Al Leiter/Mets Pitcher; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Tino Martinez/Yankees First Baseman; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Knoblauch/Yankees Second Baseman; 1:35]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Hamilton/Mets Outfielder; 1:52]
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[11Bongmart]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:06:05]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An Arizona businessman has been convicted by a federal jury in Roanoke for providing the laughing gas that led to the death of a Virginia Tech student last year.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Larry Tieman (Tee-mun) ran a head shop near the University of Arizona in Tempe.
In addition to T-shirts and water pipes, he sold nitrous oxide.
While it is used as a propellant in whipped cream canisters, the gas is also widely abused as a drug.
Fairfax native Andrew McCoy bought some through (Tee-mun's) Tieman's web site, Bongmart- dot-com.
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[SOT 5:08:25]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((I THINK IT'S ABSOLUTELY NAIVE- -IF NOT CRIMINAL- -TO DO WHAT HE WAS DOING. THE JURY HAS DECIDED IT WAS CRIMINAL.))
[SUPER=01-Dave McCoy/Victim's Father]
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[OUT Q=it was criminal.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Tieman told the jury he didn't intend for McCoy- -or any of his customers- -to inhale the nitrous oxide.
Last night, the judge said he considered Tieman no different than any other drug dealer.
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[11Owens]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC37:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Sclaes]


A former state trooper has pled guilty to charges stemming from his relationship with a 15 year old girl- but the charges were not as severe as they could have been.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


31-year-old Brian Keith Owens pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of disorderly conduct- a misdemeanor.
He was charged with dating and having consensual sex with the girl.
But prosecutors say they had to reduce the charges after the girl failed to appear in court.
Owens was ordered to pay a 750-dollar fine and stay away from the girl.
He resigned from the state police and now works in retail in West Virginia.
Owens had no comment.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A head-on accident in Roanoke sent two people to the hospital.
Authorities say it happened around around 5-30 yesterday evening, after a delivery truck and a car collided on Memorial Avenue.
Both drivers were injured. No word on how serious those injuries are.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A fugitive from Bristol was caught yesterday on Interstate 81, after allegedly leading state police on a 12-mile high-speed chase through Wythe County. State police say 41-year-old Clyde (NOFF-lin) Naphlin is suspected of shooting his wife and another man at his Bristol home yesterday morning. Naphlin is being held in the Wythe County jail on several charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Entrepreneurs and investors are taking over the Hotel Roanoke for a two day conference on how to improve business. It's a chance for business owners and those looking to start up their own business to network.
The conference wraps up this afternoon.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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