[Recount]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The dust is far from settled in the Presidential election.
Florida's Secretary of State says she will NOT accept hand- counted ballots.
Secretary Katherine Harris says she plans to certify Florida's election results Saturday.
Those would NOT include late- arriving, hand- counted tallies.
Meanwhile, Al Gore's campaign says its attorneys will challenge the decision.
Jennifer Jones has the latest from Tallahassee.
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-W. Palm Beach;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]
[SUPER=701-Katherine Harris/Florida Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=701-Bill Daley/Gore Advisor;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=]

((It was an announcement Vice President Gore's campaign did not want to hear.

SOT: Katherine Harris/Florida Secretary of State

"As a result of these deliberations I've decided it is my duty under Florida law to exercise ...deny requested."
Advisors to Gore were quick to react to Secretary Harris' decision against allowing hand counts to be included in the final presidential vote tally.
SOT: Bill Daly/Gore Advisor

"It is an act that indicates that there is a desire to shut this down too quickly."
This latest move came just a few hours after the State Supreme Court cleared the way for recounts in the disputed counties.
Gore followed that by saying hand recounts show "respect for every voter and every vote." He would also agree to hand recounts in all 67 counties and asked for a meeting with his rival for the White House.

SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate

"If this happens, I will abide by the results, I will take no legal actions to challenge the results and I will not support a legal action that would challenge the result."
But with the momentum clearly in his favor at the moment, the Texas Governor dismissed Gore's suggestions.

SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate

"The outcome of this election will not be the result of deals or efforts to mold public opinion, the outcome of this election will be determined by the votes and the law." ))
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=705-W. Palm Beach;]





[11Missing-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:51:43]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Search]


Volunteers in Nelson County are not giving up their search for a missing plane that may have crashed there last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Air and ground crews combed a 12- square mile area around Diggs Mountain for the second day yesterday with no success.
They're looking for a single engine Piper that disappeared from radar Thursday night while flying from Maryland to Greenville, South Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:17:27]
[IN Q=It's like you're]

((MASSIE SAUNDERS/SEARCH VOLUNTEER: IT'S LIKE YOU'RE.. STANDING RIGHT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Massie Saunders/Search Volunteer]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=standing right here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents near Shipman reported hearing a low- flying plane Thursday night.
The search resumes this morning and will concentrate on an area near (Cab-ull) abell Mountain.
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[11Williams]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:07:54]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


The U-S Supreme Court overturned a Danville man's death sentence because justices said his court-appointed attorney messed up the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/1995;]

Terry Williams was sentenced to die because he confessed to killing Harris Stone in 1986. But his attorney never told the jury that Williams suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and is border-line mentally retarded. He also did not call Williams' longtime friend as a witness or mention that Williams was a model prisoner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:23:00]
[IN Q=Terry Williams]

((BRUCE ELLIOTT/DEFENSE ATTY: TERRY WILLIAMS HAD A NAME FOR DOING A GOOD JOB WHETHER HE WAS COOKING, WHETHER HE WAS SCRUBBING THE FLOORS, WHETHER HE WAS DELIVERING MAIL, WHATEVER HE WAS DOING. HE HAD A GOOD OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND WAS DOING THE BEST HE COULD.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Elliott/Friend;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=best he could]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

Williams was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Attorneys nationwide say the case proves that federal courts will overrule state court decision if a defendant's rights have been trampled.

[11Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:06:44]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Thomas]


The man accused of murdering Radford teen Tara Munsey will NOT be tried until next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Last Month;]


Jeffrey Allen Thomas is charged with capital murder in the 16-year-old's murder during what is called a rape or ATTEMPTED rape last January.
Yesterday, a Pulaski County judge continued Thomas' trial until February 16th.
Defense attorneys requested the delay because they're still awaiting THEIR expert's evaluation of D-N-A evidence in the case.
The trial WAS set to start at the end of this month.
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[11Higher-Education]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC13:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke's 19-million dollar higher education center has been officially dedicated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Representatives of the 16 educational agencies and universities that make up the Center were all on hand yesterday .. along with a number of city and state leaders .. Senator John Edwards first proposed turning Roanoke's former Norfolk and Western General Office Building into a higher education facility five years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:16:09-18:16:21]
[IN Q=The Roanoke...]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS ONE OF THE HARDEST COMMUNITIES IN VIRGINIA THAT DOES NOT HAVE A FOUR YEAR PUBLIC COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY...THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE 3RD OR 4TH YEAR COLLEGE, GRADUATION LEVEL PROGRAMS AND WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=@Edwards]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=program.]
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[VO-NAT]

The higher education center is tailored to non-traditional and older students.
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[Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Interest Rates]


The Federal Reserve is leaving interest rates as they are for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The lack of a rate increase indicates officials believe the economy is slowing down, but is still at a healthy pace.
The Fed's decision means federal funds rate will stay at six and a-half percent, their highest level in nine years.
It also indicates Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan didn't want to throw an economic curveball in the midst of the Presidential election chaos.
Stocks have dropped since Election Day.
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[LA-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A California jury has found three out of four Los Angeles police officers guilty of a conspiracy against gang members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


After 18 hours of deliberating, the jurors returned a mixed verdict in the case of the four officers charged with corruption.
Sergeants Brian Liddy and Edward Ortiz were found guilty of conspiracy.
In addition to those charges, Officer Michael Buchanan was also found guilty of perjury.
Officer Paul Harper was acquitted of all charges.
The internal investigation included dozens of officers working within an anti- gang unit.
The three convicted officers face between one and four years behind bars.
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[11Police-Precinct]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=500-20 1:01:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Community policing is branching out on the north side of Roanoke thanks to two new offices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A small crowd of Northwest Roanoke residents turned out yesterday morning to help the mayor, a couple of city council members and the police chief dedicate the new branch on Lafayette Boulevard. The building was donated by Vernice Law whose late husband practiced medicine there for dozens of his 60-years of service in Roanoke. His son says Maynard Law would have been proud to see the way the building's being used.
(///// SOT AT :22/////)
[SOT 20-49-21:03]
[IN Q=It is the continuation...]

((MICHAEL LAW/OWNER'S SON; IT IS THE CONTINUATION OF A DREAM THAT MY FATHER HAD. HE DEARLY LOVED THIS COMMUNITY AND WANTED TO GIVE BACK A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY.)) ((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF; IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY TO COME CLOSER AND WORK TOGETHER. AND IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS FROM THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT THERE'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Law/Owner's Son;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=in this community.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Another branch was dedicated Tuesday. That office is located in the old Sears building on Williamson Road. Both offices are open Monday through Friday.

[11Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC2:03:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Organizers of a bone marrow drive in Radford are hoping for a large turnout.
The drive is dedicated to three little boys in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Week;]


The Red Cross is hoping to find a match for nine month old Henry Moore.
They're also hoping to find a bone marrow match for six year old James Stewart whose aggressive form of leukemia is in remission.
The drive is also dedicated to another six year old boy from Fairlawn.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:19:45 00:23:11]
[IN Q=When sickle]

((MALCOLM POWELL/SICKLE CELL ANEMIA PATIENT: WHEN SICKLE CELL MAKES ME FEEL BAD I HAVE TO LAY DOWN AND WATCH TV. RENEE POWELL/MALCOLM'S MOTHER: MALCOLM IS A VERY INTELLIGENT LITTLE BOY, FULL OF LOVE, FULL OF CARE, HE LOVES BEING AROUND PEOPLE AND PEOPLE LOVE HIM. THIS IS HIS ONLY CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL.))
[SUPER=01-Malcolm Powell/Sickle Cell Anemia Patient; :00]
[SUPER=01-Renee Powell/Malcolm's Mother; ]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=of survival.]
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[VO-NAT]


Malcolm needs a bone marrow transplant but it must come from a newborn's umbilical cord and placenta.
The other two children can be matched only with adults.
(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC]
If you're interested in being tested, the marrow drive will be held today at Radford University from nine to three pm.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, laughter may be one of the keys to living a long life.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM WATCH TWO CARTOONS AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING. THAT MAY BE THE BEST HEALTH ADVICE ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY WHICH SHOWS THAT LAUGHTER - INDEED - MAY BE THE BEST MEDICINE.RESEARCH FROM THE AMERCIAN HEART ASSOCATION SHOWS PEOPLE WHO LAUGH OFTEN- EVEN AT THEMSELVES- HAVE LESS HEART DISEASE THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE SOURPUSSES. IN OTHER WORDS- LIGHTEN UP AND LIVE LONGER.

VT=VO

SOME GOOD NEWS IF YOU HAVE DIABETES AND NEED TO SHED SOME POUNDS... YOU DON'T NEED TO LOSE AS MUCH AS YOU THINK TO GET YOUR DIABETES UNDER CONTROL. RESEARCH FROM BOSTON UNIVERSITY SHOWS JUST 5 TO 10 POUNDS IS ALL IN TAKES FOR MOST PEOPLE WITH DIABETES TO LOWER THEIR BLOOD SUGARS AND CUT THEIR RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT AND ARE TEMPTED TO BLAME IT ALL ON YOUR METABOLISM- TIME TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER EXCUSE. A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FINDS REALLY THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A SLOW METABOLISM WHEN YOU TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT AND FAIL-BUT THE GOOD NEWS OF ALL OF THIS- IF ITS NOT AN INTERNAL METABOLIC PROBLEM- THAT MEANS DIET AND EXERCISE SHOULD WORK TO HELP YOU SLIM DOWN.
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=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The political fog is thickening over Florida--
Al Gore's campaign is fighting Florida's Secretary of State's decision to not accept hand- counted ballots.
Meanwhile, George W- Bush says "No Thanks" to Gore's invitation for a meeting.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The search for a missing plane that MAY have crashed in Nelson County last week continues today.
They're looking for a single engine Piper that disappeared from radar Thursday night.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the mayor of Narrows is stepping down.
George Ann Johnson's announcement surprised council.
She was the town's first female mayor.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, November 16th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The drama surrounding the Presidential election continues playing out in Florida.
Al Gore's campaign says it plans to challenge the decision by Florida's Secretary of State to NOT accept hand- counted ballots.
Secretary Katherine Harris says she plans to certify election results Saturday, without late- arriving, manual totals.
Meanwhile, George W- Bush last night rejected Gore's proposal for a recount of ALL Florida ballots.
He also rejected Gore's suggestion that the two meet before the Florida vote is certified.
Here again with more on the Presidential race is Jennifer Jones in Florida.
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones/FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-W. Palm Beach;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]
[SUPER=701-Katherine Harris/Florida Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=701-Bill Daley/Gore Advisor;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=]

((It was an announcement Vice President Gore's campaign did not want to hear.

SOT: Katherine Harris/Florida Secretary of State

"As a result of these deliberations I've decided it is my duty under Florida law to exercise ...deny requested."
Advisors to Gore were quick to react to Secretary Harris' decision against allowing hand counts to be included in the final presidential vote tally.
SOT: Bill Daly/Gore Advisor

"It is an act that indicates that there is a desire to shut this down too quickly."
This latest move came just a few hours after the State Supreme Court cleared the way for recounts in the disputed counties.
Gore followed that by saying hand recounts show "respect for every voter and every vote." He would also agree to hand recounts in all 67 counties and asked for a meeting with his rival for the White House.

SOT: V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate

"If this happens, I will abide by the results, I will take no legal actions to challenge the results and I will not support an legal action that would challenge the result."
But with the momentum clearly in his favor at the moment, the Texas Governor dismissed Gore's suggestions.

SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate

"The outcome of this election will not be the result of deals or efforts to mold public opinion, the outcome of this election will be determined by the votes and the law." ))
[LIVE=Jennifer Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=705-W. Palm Beach;]





[APEC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


America's uncertain political future is causing concern among other nations.
President Clinton found himself answering tough questions from other leaders at this week's Asia- Pacific conference in Brunei.
Mark Knoller reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Brunei; :00]
[SUPER=39-Vladimir Putin/Russian President; :30]
[SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/Reporting; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Mark Knoller, CBS News, in Brunei. ]

((

/o#1: Although he had flown over 9,000 miles to talk trade at the

Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, Pres. Clinton faced questions from the other leaders about the unresolved US presidential election.

SOT CLINTON (kim dae jung photo op): I told them it would all be worked

out. the process was underway.

v/o#2: but earlier in the day, Mr. Clinton heard Russian president

Vladimir Putin admit that he "anxiously" awaited the outcome of the election - to find out which US leader he'll be dealing with next. Speaking through an interpreter, Putin said Mr. Clinton brought about a breakthrough in US-Russian relations.

SOT PUTIN (through interpreter): and we expect this torch to be given to

whoever will be his successor.

v/o#3: But in Mr. Clifton's view there's no need for putin to be

anxious.

SOT CLINTON (Putin photo op): we have plenty of time. There's nothing

to worry about. I think other leaders should have the same reaction the American people have about it. I think they are pretty relaxed about it now. They're going to let the process play out. :11

v/o#4: the president acknowledged that the election uncertainty casts

the US in an unusual light. And he tried to make light of it.

SOT CLINTON (speech to business leaders): One of the things I think we

have learned is that we should all be very careful about making predictions about the future (laughter). But I know I can safely predict that this will be my last APEC Summit (laughter). I just don't know who will be here next year (laughter). :20

v/o#5: but it will be America's past and not its future that takes

center stage - when Mr. Clinton moves on later today to Vietnam - becoming the first US president to visit the communist ruled nation since the end of the war there that claimed 58,000 American lives.
mk, cbsn, w- the pres in Brunei.

))[2-11Missing-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:51:43]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Search]


The search for a missing plane that MAY have crashed in Nelson County last week will continue today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Air and ground crews combed a 12- square mile area around Diggs Mountain for the second day yesterday with no success.
They're looking for a single engine Piper that disappeared from radar Thursday night while flying from Maryland to Greenville, South Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:17:27]
[IN Q=It's like you're]

((MASSIE SAUNDERS/SEARCH VOLUNTEER: IT'S LIKE YOU'RE.. STANDING RIGHT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Massie Saunders/Search Volunteer]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=standing right here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents near Shipman reported hearing a low- flying plane Thursday night.
The search resumes this morning and will concentrate on an area near (Cab-ull) abell Mountain.
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[11Kameny]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man considered the founder of the gay rights movement is scheduled to address the group P-FLAG, parents and friends of lesbians and gays today.
He arrived in Roanoke last night.
Jennifer Miele caught up with Doctor Frank Kameny.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Frank Kameny is]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :04]
[SUPER=01-Frank Kameny/Gay Rights Activist; :13]
[SUPER=04-September 23; 1:03]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:22]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7.]


(( Frank Kameny is a Harvard Ph.D., a former front line army soldier, and self-desginated paralegal. His sexuality got him fired, and fired up.
[IN Q=I decided something]

((FRANK KAMENY: I DECIDED SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE, SO I FOUNDED THE GAY MOVEMENT LOCALLY, AND NATIONALLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=in Washington, D.C.]


He's outraged by Virginia's law that prohibits sodomy.
[IN Q=93% of all]

((FRANK KAMENY: 93 PERCENT OF ALL ADULTS, NOT JUST GAY ADULTS, ALL ADULTS ENGAGE IN ORAL SEX. SO THERE ALL CRIMINALS IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS07]
Last year, Kameny decided to intervene in 18 Roanoke cases involving sodomy solicitation in city parks.
[IN Q=]

((FRANK KAMENY: I WROTE LETTERS TO THE TWO ATTORNEYS THAT HANDLED THE CASES, AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE IN ROANOKE, AND THE COMMON WEALTH'S ATTORNEY, AND SOLICITED THEM TO ENGAGE IN SODOMY WITH ME.)) butt butt butt butt butt ((I'M STILL WAITING TO BE PROSECUTED.))
[OUT Q=to be prosecuted.]

[RUNS16]
[OUT Q=criminals in Virginia.]


Kameny says the real Wasena Park was very different than his mental picture. He expected a much more wooded area.

[IN Q= With policeman learking]

((FRANK KAMENY: WITH POLICEMAN LURKING BEHIND EVERY TREE.))
[OUT Q=behind every tree.]

[RUNS05]
Kameny says he was shocked by the September shooting at the Backstreet Cafe. The supposed "hate crime" left one man dead, and Ronald Gay behind bars.
[IN Q=You find that]

((FRANK KAMENY: YOU FIND THAT HIS MOTIVES STEMMED OUT OF EXACTLY THE KINDS OF STIGMATIZATION, AND HATRED AND RIDICULE BECAUSE OF HIS NAME.))
[OUT Q=of his name.]

[RUNS10] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE REPORTING: KAMENY IS SET TO ADDRESS THE WILLIAMSON ROAD CHURCH OF THE BRETHERN AND HOLLINS UNIVERSITY TODAY. HIS MESSAGE, A PHRASE HE COINED, GAY IS GOOD. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS10]))

[11Narrows-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC39:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The mayor of Narrows is resigning after four months in office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/August;]


George Ann Johnson's announcement surprised many council members at this week's meeting.
Johnson, a portrait artist and seven-year resident of Narrows, was the town's first woman mayor.
She won the job by a one-hundred-vote margin and vowed to run the town more efficiently.
The friction between Johnson and town council started when she sought to end after-hours use of town equipment by employees.
Council also voted to deny her a key to the town hall.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The vice mayor will assume the job on November 30th.

[Ferrum-Gift]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]


Ferrum College received a one million dollar gift from one of its professors. Earl ``Bud'' Skeens is a history professor who has taught at the college for 35 years. School officials say Skeens apparently made the money through successful investments. The surprise gift boosted the school's capital campaign to nine million dollars.
Ferrum's goal is 13 million dollars.
[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]


The search for a missing plane that may have crashed in Nelson County resumes this morning. Today, searchers will concentrate on an area near (Cab-ull) abell Mountain.
They're looking for a single engine Piper that disappeared from radar Thursday night while flying from Maryland to Greenville, South Carolina.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The man accused of murdering Radford teen Tara Munsey will NOT be tried until next year. Jeffrey Allen Thomas is charged with capital murder in the 16-year-old's murder during what is called a rape or ATTEMPTED rape last January.
Yesterday, a Pulaski County judge continued Thomas' trial until February 16th.
It had been set to start at the end of this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A bone marrow drive will be held in Radford today in hopes of finding matches for three little boys in the New River Valley. If you're interested in being tested, the marrow drive will be held at Radford University from nine to three pm.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Echostar is growing]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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