[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Coming up.......The week long search for a missing plane is finally over.
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[VO-NAT]

And... as the hand recount continues in Florida - protesters raise their voices on Roanoke's downtown market...
Details just ahead.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Patrick-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:40:28]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


The search for a plane that disappeared from radar in Nelson County is apparently over. (XXXXXXXXX) [TAKE MAP FULL]
The Civil Air Patrol spotted badly burned plane wreckage on Bull Mountain in Patrick County yesterday afternoon.


State Police confirm one death.
Troopers don't know when they'll be able to take the plane off the mountain.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I know this area ]

((MIKE STATER/STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN; I KNOW THIS AREA IS VERY ROCKY, VERY RUGGED SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE I WOULD SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stater/State Police Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:04 ]
[OUT Q=I would say.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart]


Medical examiners from Roanoke and the F-A-A will investigate the site today.
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./This Week]


Last week, volunteers scoured the Diggs Mountain area of Nelson County... where the plane dropped off radar on November ninth.
The plane took off from College Park, Maryland en-route to Greenville, South Carolina.
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=Hold]


Authorities have NOT released the victim's name, pending family notification.


[Recount]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


The Florida Supreme Court will start A hearing about the fate of the hand recounts tomorrow.
George W. Bush's side filed briefs detailing why those recounts shouldn't be included in the state's total.
Al Gore's camp made their case yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


Protests are cropping up all over the country.
Republicans gathered in Roanoke yesterday to support their candidate and state their opinions on the recount.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=you can't]

((TRIXIE AVERILL: YOU JUST CAN'T KEEP ON RECOUNTING UNTIL THE VOTE GOES YOUR WAY THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY OUR DEMOCRACY WAS FOUNDED.)) ((SANDRA RYALS: THERE'S A PROCESS SET IN PLACE THAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED IT SHOULD BE DONE FAIRLY, ACCURATELY, AND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT TO HASTEN THE PROCESS OR STOP SHORT THE PROCESS THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
[SUPER=701-Trixie Averill/Republican Activist; :02]
[SUPER=701-Sandra Ryals/6th Dist. Democratic Chair; :10]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=needs to be done]
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[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, Bush now holds a lead of 930 votes in Florida -- including a 630-vote margin from the overseas absentee ballots.
Gore isn't making up much of that ground in the recounts so far.
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[11RGA-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Republican Governor's Association couldn't claim victory...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]

for Bush at its annual conference in Florida yesterday...
But the Governors did elect Governor Jim Gilmore to be the Association's chairman.
R-G-A leaders say they'll focus efforts next year on the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and here in Virginia.

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[Kaine]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Richmond's mayor announced he's running for Lieutenant Governor in 2001.
Democrat Tim Kaine made the announcement yesterday.
Some City Council members are urging him to step down as mayor, but Kaine says he's not planning to keep that position while he campaigns for the statewide office.

[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
The remains of several U-S service men killed in Vietnam are finally on the way home. Details still ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And... as the people of Radford rally around a baby in need of a bone marrow transplant...
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[vo-nat] we look back at the story of one woman who says the folks of the New River Valley made a world of diffence in her own recovery.
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[SOT 6:18:53 - 6:18:58]
[IN Q=That love]

((6:18:53 - THAT LOVE IS STILL VERY MUCH IN THE COMMUNITY THE WHOLE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY - 6:18:58))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=surrounding community.]

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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


Hundreds of Martinsville Residents are concerned that a dispute between their insurance company and the local hospital could affect the future of their health care.
Joy Sutton has that story and more in this week's Health Check.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Memorial hospital]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/School Superintendent; :20]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Roach/Memorial Health System CEO; :37]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Susan Whately/American Red Cross Instructor; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=I'm JS]

(([tape 500-16, 1:14:53]
Memorial Hospital in Martinsville and Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield have until December 31st to work out their problems and agree to a new contract. If they don't more than 300 school employees and retirees, and several hundred City employees -- will be among those having to travel further and pay more for health care.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:34]
[IN Q=I think cost would be one]

((DR. TROLLINGER: I THINK COST WOULD BE ONE THE MAJOR FACTORS, COST CONVIENCE, OPPORTUNITY TO BE SERVED IN OUR COMMUNITY))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=in our community]

[tape 00-37 , 1:25:09, this is the tape the bite comes from, 1st bite]
Hospital C-E-O Joe Roach says the insurance company impedes the hospital's ability to care for patients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:18:56]
[IN Q=Blue cross represents]

((JO ROACH/CEO MEMORIAL HEALTHSYSTEM: BLUE CROSS REPRESENTS LESS THAN 15 PERCENT OF THE ADMISSIONS TO THE HOSPITAL AND YET THE THEY REPRESENT 76 PERCENT OF THE DENIALS FOR CARE AT THE HOSPITAL))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=care at the hospital]


Under the old contract -- the hospital had no recourse.
Roach says it's not in the best interest of either side NOT to sign a new contract. Trigon officials say they too hope a new agreement can be worked out. The company says it has sent a proposal to the hospital and is waiting for a response. [500-1, 1:57:13]
In other medical news, health insurance for your pet -- it's an option more people are considering.
Trish Fisher pays about 80 dollars a month for insurance for her dogs Remington and Domino, through Veterinary Pet Insurance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:13]
[IN Q=I wanted to make sure i could have them]

((TRISH FISHER: I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I COULD HAVE THEM WITH FOR AS LONG AS IS POSSIBLE THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MY PET))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=my pet]


The insurance covers everything from emergency services to routine care like dental cleanings and heart worm medication. [500-19, 1:08:14]
Also making medical headlines,
A machine that was once only available to medical personnel is now in the hands of the public.
And the American Red Cross is teaching more and more people in first aid classes how to use an Automated External Defibrillator, known as an AED.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT6:54:31]
[IN Q=I think this will probably save more lives]

((SUSAN WHATELY: I THINK THIS WILL PROBABLY SAVE MORE LIVES THAN ANYTHING WE'VE DONE IN RECENT HISTORY THE IDEA OF BEING ABLE TO RESTORE A PULSE TO A PERSON WHOSE HEART HAS STOPPED))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=has stopped]


The AED is used in combination with CPR.
While CPR helps circulate oxygen rich blood in the body, the AED actually applies an electrical shock to the victim to help restore the heart's natural rhythm.
The President has signed a bill that will allow AEDs to be installed in federal buildings and other public places.
That's this weeks health check. I'm Joy Sutton.))



[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Newsreel Open]
[GRAPHIC=Va Newsreel]

Henry Moore is not quite a year old - and already, people in and around Radford feel like they know him. When Baby Henry's parents said their child needed a bone marrow transplant back in April - the community responded.
It's not the first time Radford has risen to the challenge - of helping a resident in need.
Keith Humphry has a look back at one such case in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Petie-Reel]
[anchor=Leo]
[writer=chr]
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[tape=Newsreel#3 TC 2:00:30]
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[IN-Q=When the]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 18; :00]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape; 14]
[SUPER=21-Radford/December 1986; :21]
[SUPER=21-Petie Lineberry/1986; 32]
[super=21-1986; 35]
[SUPER=21-Donald Dedmon/Radford University; :55]
[SUPER=21-Petie Lineberry/Friday; 1:42]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke/Friday; 1:55]
[RUNS=2:56]
[OUT-Q=I'm KH.]

(([different pics of people giving blood - from PETIE tape TC 9:47] When the doors opened at 7a.m. for the first bone marrow drive to help save Baby Henry - there was already a line. Although more than a thousand people showed up - a successful match wasn't found. [cute Baby Henry pics - from PETIE tape TC 3:30 or 4:44] But Henry's parents hope another drive - held just last week - will have a different outcome. An outcome - perhaps - [Michelle - Petie Lineberry 1986 walk shot from PETIE tape TC 1:44:38 - then other Petie shots] like that of Michelle Lineberry - also known as Petie (PEE-DEE). The Radford University student didn't need bone marrow - but she needed money - and lots of it - when she found out in 1986 that she needed a heart transplant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from PETIE tape TC 1:43:04]
[IN Q=It's just]

((1:43:04 - IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE... 1:43:06 PEOPLE ARE GETTING TIRED I ALWAYS THINK "AREN'T PEOPLE SICK OF ME?" - 1:43:10))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=tired of me?]

[Continue Petie VO] But they weren't sick of her - [pic of donation jars and buttons at on PETIE tape at TC 00:48 and 1:42:49] they raised 50-thousand dollars to cover her initial medical expenses. From car washes, concert benefits, and donations small... [from PETIE tape at 1:44:22 - Petie getting check] and large... people, churches, and businesses [church sign from PETIE tape TC 1:45:04 and businesses -car dealer - 1:45:10 and - Kroger interior - 1:43:23] made sure the Radford native was covered. Radford University even pitched in a free year of school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from PETIE TAPE TC 00:56]
[IN Q=It's more]

((00:56 Donald Dedmon/Radford Univ. Pres.: IT'S MORE A TOKEN OF OUR LOVE FOR HER AND A RATHER PROFOUND RESPECT FOR HER -- 1:03))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=for her.]

[Petie arriving home - 00:13]
Petie set a record with her speedy recovery following the transplant.
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[SOT from PETIE tape TC 00:27]
[IN Q=When I]

((:27 - WHEN I FIRST GOT IT I WAS LIKE THAT'S IT IT'S OVER I'VE GOT A NEW HEART? IT FEELS A LOT BETTER THAN THE OLD ONE -- :39))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=old one]

[from PETIE tape 1:44:02 - quick hallway walk shot then 1:44:10 - Petie in class]
In June she had the surgery - which was still an experimental procedure in 1986. By September - she was back in class.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from PETIE tape TC 2:11]
[IN Q=Every]

((2:11 -- EVERY DAY I THANK GOD... I TOLD MY DOCTORS I'VE GOTTA BE BACK BY SEPT 2ND CAUSE I'M GOING TO SCHOOL... AND THEY SAID OKAY -- 2:22))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=they said okay.]

[from PETIE tape 1:46:08 Petie at reception] Petie was one of the first heart transplant recipients ever to earn a college degree after surgery. And where is she now?
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[SOT from MICHELLE tape TC 6:13:55]
[IN Q=I REALLY]

((6:13:55 - I REALLY WANT TO GET A MASTERS IN COUNSELING AND BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON WORKING WITH TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS - 6:14:07 ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=RECIPIENTS]

[Petie today walk shot - from MICHELLE tape cover shots beginning at TC 6:23:00 ] News 7 caught up with Petie after she took the Graduate Record Exam last week.
She wants to go back to Radford as a graduate student... so she can have a career combining her years of post-transplant experience - with a love of counseling.
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[SOT from MICHELLE tape TC 6:15:21]
[IN Q=I've always]

((6:15:21 - I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO GIVE BACK IT'S JUST THAT IT'S NOW THAT I FEEL I AM ABLE TO DO THAT - 6:15:29))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=to do that.]

[more Petie today pics]
Last Sunday Petie told members of her church that the U-S Senate has a special designation for Thanksgiving this year.
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[SOT from MICHELLE tape TC 6:19:18]
[IN Q=GIVE THANKS]

((6:19:18 - GIVE THANKS GIVE LIFE. THAT'S THE PROGRAM - 6:19:21 - THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE HOPEFULLY WILL DO... SIT DOWN DISCUSS GIVING BLOOD... GIVING AN ORGAN- 6:19:29))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=AN ORGAN.]


Petie says among those who heard the message - were family members [Baby Henry closeup pic from PETIE tape TC 3:54] of Baby Henry - who attend Petie's church - and thanked her for the reminder. [Petie in 1986 from PETIE tape TC 1:25]
It was something that - in 1986 - Petie probably would have said was the least she could do.
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[SOT from PETIE tape TC 1:33]
[IN Q=I wanna]

((1:33 -- I WANNA TRY TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE CAUSE THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE HELPING ME -- 1:37 -- I JUST WANNA GIVE BACK A LITTLE SOMETHING OF WHAT I'VE BEEN GIVEN -- 1:42))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=been given.]

[continue 1986 Petie pics]
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))




[Hunting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 42:24]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


After recently voting to amend Virginia's constitution to secure citizens' right to hunt, outdoorsmen across Virginia are preparing to hit the woods. Just in time for tomorrow's opening of general firearms season, Shannon Young has some hunting tips in this week's "Time Off".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The days]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bowman/Regional Wildlife Biologist; :09]
[SUPER=@shannon1; 2:10]
[RUNS=2:48]
[OUT Q=SY, N7, Bedford.]

((The days are short.
The air is cold.
And the mountains are calling.
Hunters by the thousands are responding.

[SOT 2:38:17-23:05:04]

[IN Q-Looks good. Our deer...] ((Looks good. Out deer herd is about stable across the state, generally speaking. Wild turkey populations are increasing. We had a good increase last year in the harvest. It remains to be seen this year what kind of production we have from this past summer, but I think this fall we should have a good hunting season.))
[RUNS= 26]
[OUT Q=good hunting season.]


Jim Bowman is a wildlife biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. He hunts in his spare time. If anybody knows the best places to set up camp, he does.
[1:38:00-1:45:17]
[IN Q=About ninety percent...]

((About ninety percent of the state is under private ownership and, really, that's where some of the best hunting opportunities are, on private land.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=on private land.]


But you're not out of luck if you don't have access to those areas. There're plenty of other places to wait for prey.
[00:48:20-1:04:22]
[IN Q=Lots of good places for hunting...]

((Lots of good places for hunting, particularly in this part of the state. We have more than two million acres of public lands that are open to public hunting in the state of Virginia. Fortunately for us here in the western half of the state most of those lands are in this area.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=in this area.]


He's referring to nearly one and a half million acres of national forestland, about 180-thousand acres of department-owned wildlife management areas and 40-thousand acres of state forests. So you should have no problem finding the terrain you're looking for.

[SOT 2:02:12-2:27:03]
[IN Q=I think some of the...]

((I think some of the best habitats are generally fairly diverse habitats. If it's woodland then it's woodland that has some active timber management going on because that provides a variety of food and cover. On private lands , you know, farmlands that're broken up with open pasturelands as well as woodlots. The diversity... diversity's kind of a key word here.))
[RUNS= 25]
[OUT Q=key word here.]


Regardless of your destination, Bowman urges you to know the rules and regulations governing the area. He says wardens will be out checking conduct and licenses. If you're unclear about the laws you can pick up a copy of the Hunting and Trapping digest to refresh your memory.

[SOT 6:27:02-6:34:24]
[IN Q=Obviously, your goal...]

((Obviously your goal is to take home some game. But before you set your sights, officials remind you to always aim for safety.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=aim for safety.]



[SOT 3:38:10-4:01:18]
[IN Q=Safety should be...]

((Safety should be in the forefront of everybody's mind out there in the field. Hunting generally is a very safe sport, truly it is. Remember the blaze orange law. During all general firearms and deer seasons a hunter is required to wear the blaze orange. And it's not only the law, it's just good, common sense.))
[RUNS= 23]
[OUT Q=good, common sense.]

So be patient, be smart and be safe and you'll be in for happy hunting. Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.))
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[WRITER=chr]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up... The ongoing saga of the Presidential election brings protesters out to Roanoke's downtown market.
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[newscast=Denise]
[graphic=None]


And... A Pittsylvania county man's death leaves authorities asking for help.
More on those stories just ahead. [2-shot toss to hello]





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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:40:28]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


The wreckage of a missing plane has apparently been located... in Patrick County.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
The Civil Air Patrol spotted the badly-burned Piper Cherokee yesterday afternoon on Bull Mountain near Stuart.
State Police confirm one fatality, but are withholding the man's identity until his next-of-kin are notified.
Troopers don't know when they'll be able to take the plane off the mountain.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I know this area ]

((MIKE STADER/STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN; I KNOW THIS AREA IS VERY ROCKY, VERY RUGGED SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE I WOULD SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stater/State Police Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:04 ]
[OUT Q=I would say.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart]


Medical examiners from Roanoke and the F-A-A will be checking out the site today.
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./Last Week]


Last week, volunteers scoured the Diggs Mountain area of Nelson County.
That's where the plane dropped off radar on November ninth.
The plane took off from College Park, Maryland en-route to Greenville, South Carolina.
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[Pitts-Body]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jje]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A 25-year-old Pittsylvania County man was found dead yesterday.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is calling the death suspicious.
Benny Ray Talbard's family discovered his body yesterday morning in his home on Swallow Road in Ringgold. Investigators say they found no signs of injury or forced entry. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Pittsylvania county Sheriff's office.

[2Recount]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


The ballots are still being counted in Florida.
Three out of five Americans surveyed by Newsweek say they still opt for accuracy over speed -- although that number is down by eleven points from a week earlier.
Americans are split evenly when asked which method, hand counting or machine counting is more fair.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]


The Florida Supreme Court will start a hearing about the fate of the hand recounts tomorrow.
George W. Bush's side filed briefs detailing why those recounts shouldn't be included in the state's total.
Al Gore's camp made their case yesterday.
Meanwhile, Bush now holds a lead of 930 votes in Florida -- including a 630-vote margin from the overseas absentee ballots
Gore isn't making up much of that ground in the recounts so far.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:54:09]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Gore and Bush protesters are raising their voices across the country... and in Roanoke.
Kate Weidaw reports on yesterday's protest at the downtown market.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=701-Trixie Averill/Republican Activist; :13]
[SUPER=701-Sandra Ryals/6th Dist. Democratic Chair; :50]
[SUPER=741-Kate/Weidaw/kweidaw*wdbj7.com; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke]

(([NAT SOUND RALLY]
[RUNS= 5]


Republicans say they're frustrated and fed up with the way the Democrats are handling the ballot recount in Florida.

[SOT 3:21:24]
[INQ=]

((TRIXIE AVERILL: YOU JUST CAN'T KEEP ON RECOUNTING UNTIL THE VOTE GOES YOUR WAY THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY OUR DEMOCRACY WAS FOUNDED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


[NAT SOUND "BUSH HAS WON"]
[RUNS= 5]


Many say the recount has shown Bush is the winner and Gore is going overboard with the amount of lawyers trying to change the results.

[SOT 3:16:33]
[INQ=]

((ALL HE CARES ABOUT IS THE RULE OF LAW AND HE HAS 70 LAWYERS TRYING TO OVERTURN A LEGAL BALLOT THAT IS TOTALLY LUDICROUS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


And while some feel like this saga could go on forever...

[SOT 3:24:26]
[INQ=]

((SANDRA RYALS/DEM. CHAIRPERSON 6TH DISTRICT: IT CAN'T GO ON FOREVER IT JUST MAY SEEM LIKE THAT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


6-th district Democratic Chairperson Sandra Ryals says although the process maybe frustrating it is fair.

[SOT 3:23:26]
[INQ=]

((SANDRA RYALS: THERE'S A PROCESS SET IN PLACE THAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED IT SHOULD BE DONE FAIRLY, ACCURATELY, AND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT TO HASTEN THE PROCESS OR STOP SHORT THE PROCESS THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 18]


And as the recount goes on the debate over it will continue as well. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Vietnam]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


President Clinton wrapped up his trip to Vietnam with a call for a more open economic and social climate in the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hanoi, Vietnam;]


Earlier a solemn ceremony marked the journey home for the remains of U.S. Service men recently recovered in Vietnam.

Clinton says America won't rest until it's done everything in its power to find and bring home its soldiers.
Families of MIAs are grateful for the Vietnamese help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

((DAVID EVERT/SON OF MISSING PILOT: I'M SURE THAT WE HAVE THE SAME FEELINGS THAT THEY DO. THEY WANT TO HAVE THEIR FAMILY RETURNED; WE WANT OUR FAMILY RETURNED.))
[SUPER=01-David Evert/Son of Missing Pilot;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=our family returned]
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[VO-NAT]


Clinton says he's been ``deeply moved'' by his visit.
He says the ``often tragic'' past that links Vietnam and America is being replaced by a ``bright future'' in which the one-time foes will be partners.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] The daughters of legendary heavyweights Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier want a faceoff of their own in the boxing ring. It's one story that really packs a punch... still ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


Plus - He's a critic with the Hollywood Reporter and he's the official biographer of "Oscar".
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up - Robert Osborne tells us why you may want to check out some D-V-Ds being released this month.
But first... [Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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A National organization is doing its part to honor the thousands of people killed every year by drunk drivers.
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking its national victim board across the country to bring awareness to the growing problem . This weekend the group took its message to Crossroads Mall in Roanoke. The board displays thousand of pictures of folks, young and old, who were killed by drunk drivers. MADD says it hopes to bring the board to other venues as well.
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((DANIEL LINEBERRY/MADD: TO MALLS AND SCHOOLS AND DIFFERENT AREAS THEY WANT TO EMPHASIZE AND DO AWARENESS FOR THE ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES.))
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MADD's regional chapter at Smith Mountain Lake will display the victim board through Monday.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Back in 1972 a Roanoke man donated his first pint of blood. Now 28 years later - he's one of the top 12 blood platelet-donors in the country.
Kate Weidaw introduces us to Jason Harvey in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[TAPE#=Va. Profile #4 13:54]
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((While the sight of blood may make some faint for Jason Harvey it's the sight of something he is compelled to give.

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((JASON HARVEY: I FELL LIKE IT WAS NECESSARY TO BE DONE TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY.))
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Jason started donating whole blood back in 1972 when he was a route salesman for Hart Mountain Pet Supplies.

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((JASON HARVEY: IT JUST SEEMED LIKE SOMETHING I WANTED TO GET INTO AND AFTER I TOPPED OFF MY 6-TH GALLON THEN IN MARCH OF 88 I BEGAN DOING PHERESIS.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: JASON COMES HERE ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORKING THE NIGHTSHIFT AS A SECURITY GUARD. BUT ON THE DAY WE CAME TO THE RED CROSS TO TALK TO HIM HE WASN'T ABLE TO DONATE PLATELETS. THAT'S BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WAIT TWO WEEKS BETWEEN EACH DONATION SO YOUR BODY CAN REPLENISH THE PLATELETS.))
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Plateletphersis is quite different from donating blood. The body uses platelets to help the blood clot when you cut yourself. Donating platelets takes a lot longer and is quite different from donating blood. To extract the platelets from your body a needle is placed in each arm. A machine separates some of the plasma and platelets from the blood and then the tube allows the blood to be inserted back into the body.

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((JASON HARVEY: YOU LAY THERE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS WITH NEEDLES IN BOTH ARMS IT MAKES IT RATHER INTERESTING THAT'S WHEN YOUR NOSE STARTS ITCHING AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOU.))
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Over the last 12 and a half years Jason has donated 277 times, that's means coming into the Red Cross 24 times a year, the maximum that is allowed. Jennifer Cockram recruits donors.

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((JENNIFER COCKRAM/RED CROSS: IF YOU REALLY TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION HE'S GIVEN 277 TIMES BUT YOU TURN IT INTO THAT'S OVER 500 UNITS HE'S SUPPLIED TO SOMEONE WHO'S NEED IT OVER THE TIME HE'S DONATED.))
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Many of the people who receive the platelets are cancer patients.

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((JASON HARVEY: I DON'T KNOW WHO GETS IT BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE I KNOW IT'S SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS IT AND I WOULD HATE TO THINK SOMEBODY WAS SUFFERING BECAUSE I WASN'T GIVING.))
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And at the young age of 59, Jason says as long as he stays healthy he plans to donate every two weeks for the rest of his life. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra @2]
[GRAPHIC=atlanta motor speedway]


The NASCAR drivers are wrapping up the 2000 season today at The Atlanta Motor Speedway NAPA 500.
Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte expects it to be just another day at the races.
Labonte sewed up the championship last week in Miami with a fourth place finish in The Pennzoil 400.
He says team owner Joe Gibbs was a major inspiration behind this championship season.
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The NAPA 500 is the final start of Darrell Waltrip's career.
Darrell was a big inspiration to a young Labonte.
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Bobby Labonte is starting ninth, today. His mentor Darrell Waltrip is 43rd. (------------) Here's the rest of the starting lineup for the NAPA 500.