[Final-Debate]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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American voters got a final look at the presidential candidates on the same stage last night, as Senator John Kerry and President Bush sparred over domestic issues.
With November second fast approaching, and the the race a virtual tie, the candidates attacked each other's records.
Bush portrayed Kerry as a liberal, while Kerry shot back that Bush was a guardian of the wealthy.
Susan Roberts is in Tempe, Arizona this morning with a debate wrap-up.
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[SUPER=05-Tempe, AZ;]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Tempe, AZ;]


(( PRESIDENT BUSH AND SENATOR JOHN KERRY BROUGHT SMILES AND ONE-LINERS TO THEIR FINAL FACE TO FACE SHOWDOWN.

KERRY SOT 21:19:47 Being lectured by the president about fiscal

responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country
BUSH SOT 21:25:43 There's a mainstream in American politics and you sit

on the far left bank
BUT THE ZINGERS ULTIMATELY TOOK A BACK SEAT TO CLASHES OVER JOBS, TAXES AND HEALTH CARE.

KERRY SOT: 21:36:29 pres made it illegal for medicare to go out and

bargain for lower prices -result 139 billion dollar windfall profit to the drug companies coming out of your pockets
BUSH SOT: 21:37:24 he has been in us senate for 20 years he has no

record on reforming health care
AT EVERY TURN THE PRESIDENT ARGUED KERRY HAD NO WAY TO PAY FOR HIS HEALTH CARE PLAN AND OTHER THE PROGRAMS.
BUSH: 21:16:54 There is a tax gap. And guess who usually ends up filling the tax gap? The middle class.
KERRY SAID HE WOULD NOT RAISES TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE MONEY WOULD COME IN-PART FROM ROLLING BACK TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS.
HE FOCUSED ON THE GROWING DEFICIT AND JOBS LOST ON THE PRESIDENTS WATCH.

KERRY SOT: 21:20:17 The wages of Americans have gone down. The jobs that

are being created in Arizona right now are paying about $13,700 less than the jobs that we're losing. And the president just walks on by this problem.
BRIDGE: IN THE END SOME OF THE ATTACKS ON THE DEBATE STAGE HERE AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY GAVE WAY TO DISCUSSIONS OF FAMILY AND FAITH.. AS THE CANDIDATES ADDRESSED SOCIAL ISSUES LIKE GAY MARRIAGE AND ABORTION.

KERRY SOT: 21:30:12 I believe choice is between woman, doctor and god
BUSH SOT 21:32:45 as we promote life and a culture of life surely there

are ways we can work together to reduce the number of abortions
TWO INSTANT POLLS TAKEN AFTER THE DEBATE INCLUDING ONE FROM CBS, DEEMED KERRY THE WINNER.. WHILE A THIRD CALLED IT A TIE. AFTER A FINAL HANDSHAKE BOTH MEN HEADED BACK TO CAMPAIGN TRIAL.. WITH JUST 19 DAYS LEFT TO WIN OVER UNDECIDED VOTERS.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Locally, the party faithful gathered to watch the final debate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Democrats congregated at the party's headquarters on Starkey Road in Roanoke County.
Republicans met at a local supporter's home in Roanoke.
While both sides predictably believe their candidate won last night's matchup, they disagree on how important the debates really were.
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[SOT 13:56; 7:11]
[IN Q=Normaly I would say]

((RICHARD CRANWELL/AREA DEMOCRAT: NORMALLY I WOULD SAY I DON'T THINK THE DEBATES ARE GOING TO SWAY ANYONE. HOWEVER I HAVE BEEN PROVEN WRONG THIS YEAR BECAUSE YOU LOOK AT JOHN KERRY NUMBER PRIOR TO THE FIRST DEBATE HE WAS DOWN IN THE POLLS WHEN HE CAME OUT WITH A KNOCK OUT PUNCH IN DEBATE NUMBER ONE HIS POLLS WENT THROUGH THE ROOF.)) ((GORDON HANCOCK/AREA REPUBLICAN: I'M NOT SURE WINNING DEBATES HAS ANYTHING DO WITH WINNING THE ELECTION. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCH BUT A LOT OF THAT WATCH ARE JUNKIES, GUYS KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Cranwell/Area Democrat; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gordon Hancock/Area Republican; :17]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=in the first place]
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[VO-NAT]


Both sides acknowledge viewership for the debate was probably down because it competed with the baseball play-offs.

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[Afghan-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Five days after the presidential election in Afghanistan, votes are finally being counted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


Election officials say tallying began this morning.
They had delayed the count because of accusations of fraud over the type of ink voters used to cast their ballots.


A final tally isn't likely until the end of the month.
Afghanistan's interim President Hamid Karzai is expected to win.
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[11Flu-Vaccine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Carilion Health System is sharing its flu vaccine with two area hospitals that didn't get ANY this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Unlike most hospitals in the region --Carilion got 80-percent of what it ordered.
Now it's giving a portion of that to both Lewis-Gale Medical Center and Smyth County Community hospital.
Approximately 800 flu shots will be divided between the two facilities. Carilion says it decided to share after learning it had enough vaccine to care for its high risk patients and employees.
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[11CMT]


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C-M-T is going out of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The locally- owned sporting goods store will be gone by December. It'll close this weekend to re-set prices.
The sale begins a week from today to unload 5-million dollars worth of inventory. The trio of partners who opened C-M-T 34 years ago still believes locally-owned retailers can make it in the global market place. But they admit it's tough standing up to national chains, the Internet and mail-order competition.
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[SOT 10:57:14]
[IN Q=That's do-able]

((THAT'S DO-ABLE. STILL, IT JUST WORKS YOU TO DEATH. IT'S GOTTEN HARDER. I THINK THAT'S WHY WE'RE ALL READY TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Cary Mangus/CMT Secretary-Treasurer]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=enough is enough.]
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[VO-NAT]

That's why they're retiring. The "team division" will be sold to Virginia dealer. But the three retail stores- -in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Blacksburg- -will be closed by the end of the year.
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[ALCS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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In sports, the New York Yankees are heading to Boston with a two games to none lead in the American League Championship Series.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MLB]

Last night in the Bronx, John Olerud (OH'-leh-rood) smacked a two-run homer off Pedro Martinez to help the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-to-1. The series now heads to Fenway Park. Game three is Friday night.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, oil prices continue to weigh in on stocks.
Marcella Palmer has that story and and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Space-Station]


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A new crew is soaring to the international space station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kazakhstan;]


A Russian rocket carrying two cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off this morning from Kazakhstan.
It's the first Soyuz spacecraft mission to break the nearly 30- year tradition of having at least one crewman with previous experience in flying the capsule.
But two of the men have flown a U-S space shuttle.
The crew is due to arrive at the station in a couple of days to fix a broken generator.
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[6-Ferrum-Express]


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Traveling back and forth between Franklin County and Roanoke will soon be a little easier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum;]

Beginning October 29th, Valley Metro will offer a new bus service called the Ferrum Express. It will provide FREE bus service between Ferrum and Roanoke on Fridays and Saturdays. The new route will begin and end at Ferrum College, with stops through Rocky Mount and the Roanoke City Market. Officials say the new service will be beneficial for both students and the public.
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[SOT 2841]
[IN Q=i think that]

((DEAN BROWELL/FERRUM COLLEGE SPOKESMAN: I THINK THAT IT PROVIDES A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DYNAMIC FOR ACTIVITIES ON THE WEEKEND, AND IT'S ONE THAT IS RELATIVELY HEADACHE FREE.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Browell/Ferrum College Spokesman;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=headache free]
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[VO-NAT]

Ferrum college, Franklin County and Rocky Mount all put up funding for the 24-thousand dollar project. The rest was covered through federal and state grants.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[PKGVictory-Stadium]


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Many feel last May's city council election in Roanoke produced a mandate that Victory Stadium should be renovated.
But then the city appointed a committee to study the issue and now the public will have to give its say all over again.
Justin McLeod has the details.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dick Kepley/Stadium Steering Committee Member; :12]
[SUPER=01-Kit Hale/Stadium Steering Committee Member; :29]
[SUPER=01-David Trinkle/Stadium Steering Committee Member; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-S. E. Stuart/Stadium Steering Committee Vice-Chairman; 1:20]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF CLEANING OFF STANDS AT 16:41:22))
The cleanup continues at Victory Stadium, two weeks after the flood prompting one committee member to question whether the Civic Center which runs the stadium is up for the job.
[SOT 17:10:32]
[IN Q=There's no way]

((DICK KEPLEY/VICTORY STADIUM STEERING COMMITTEE: ONE OF THE REASONS WHY YOU DIDN'T HAVE A HOMECOMING THAT WAS A BIG THING, IS BECAUSE THE CIVIC CENTER DIDN'T HAVE A TURF SPECIALIST. NOW WHY WOULD A CIVIC CENTER HAVE A TURF SPECIALIST ANYWAY.))
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[OUT Q=SPECIALIST ANYWAY]


But another committee member believes flooding at the stadium should not be the focus.
[SOT 17:16:42]
[IN Q=It's easier for me]

((KIT HALE/VICTORY STADIUM STEERING COMMITTEE: IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO MAKE SURE I KEEP IN MIND THAT FLOODING IS BUT ONE ELEMENT OF VICTORY STADIUM AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF ISSUES AT VICTORY STADIUM.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=issues at Victory Stadium]


One issue being studied is whether to build separate football stadiums at the two high schools.
The committee has consulted an architect but one member wonders if more should be involved.
[SOT 17:34:03]
[IN Q=I question whether]

((DICK KEPLEY: I QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT IF WE OPEN IT TO ONE DON'T WE HAVE TO ADVERTISE AND OPEN IT TO EVERYBODY ELSE OR NOT.))
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[OUT Q=ELSE OR NOT]


But some committee member believe they've picked best man for the job.
[SOT 17:39:18]
[IN Q=If one option]

((DAVID TRINKLE: IF ONE OPTION WE'RE LOOKING AT IS THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING A STADIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF A HIGH SCHOOL WHO BETTER TO GO TO THAN THE ARCHITECT WHO IS DESIGNING THE NEW HIGH SCHOOLS.))
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[OUT Q=THE NEW HIGH SCHOOLS]


The public will soon have its say.
The committee plans to hold a public hearing November 16th.
Although the committee welcomes the input, at least one member believes the public has already spoken.
[SOT 17:41:33]
[IN Q=The people that voted]

((S.E. STUART/VICTORY STADIUM COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRMAN: THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED TELLS US THAT THEY WANT TO KEEP VICTORY STADIUM.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=to keep victory stadium]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHETHER THAT IS STILL TRUE, WE'LL SEE AT THE PUBLIC FORUM NOVEMBER 16TH AT ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL. IT WILL RUN FROM SEVEN TO TEN AND SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news, stocks closed lower yesterday. And Starbucks C-E-O is stepping down. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((BLUE CHIPS TUMBLED WEDNESDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS DROPPED 74-POINTS... ENDING JUST ABOVE THE 10-THOUSAND LEVEL.
AS THE NASDAQ LOST FOUR.


IN A PRELIMINARY REPORT, MCDONALD'S SAID ITS THIRD QUARTER PROFITS ROSE 42-PERCENT FROM THE YEAR AGO QUARTER, TO A HIGHER-THAN-EXPECTED 61-CENTS PER SHARE.
IT ALSO SAID SEPTEMBER SALES AT U-S STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR WERE UP 10-POINT-SIX PERCENT.
IT WILL REPORT FINAL RESULTS ON TUESDAY.
MCDONALD'S STOCK ROSE MORE THAN FOUR-PERCENT.


STARBUCK'S CEO IS STEPPING DOWN.
THE COMPANY SAYS ORIN SMITH WILL RETIRE IN MARCH.
SMITH WILL BE SUCCEEDED BY JIM DONALD, HEAD OF STARBUCKS' NORTH AMERICAN UNIT.
SMITH JOINED THE COMPANY IN 1990. DURING HIS NEARLY FIVE YEARS AS CEO, THE COMPANY ADDED THOUSANDS OF NEW LOCATIONS.


U-S LIGHT CRUDE SURGED A DOLLAR-13, SETTLING AT 53-DOLLARS, 64 CENTS A BARREL.
THAT CAME ON SPECULATION AND PANIC BUYING OVER AN OIL LINE EXPLOSION IN MEXICO.
TRADERS ALSO NERVOUSLY WATCHED DEVELOPMENTS IN NIGERIA'S NATIONAL STRIKE AND THE GULF OF MEXICO HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORTS.
AND SABOTUERS CUT THROUGH AND SET FIRE TO A MAJOR PIPELINE IN NIGERIA OPERATED BY ROYAL DUTCH/SHELL.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
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[11Khumalo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC-17:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
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A homeless man who killed a Lynchburg woman is headed to prison after being found guilty of her murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November]


22-year-old Thando George Khumalo (koo-MAHL-oh) was convicted of first degree murder yesterday after a two-day trial in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
Police say Khumalo stabbed and beat to death 44-year-old Linda Kirkland last November, and left her to die near an empty warehouse downtown.
The jury recommended a forty-year sentence.
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[SOT 15:26:43]
[IN Q=We certainly respect]

((TERESA POLINSKE/PROSECUTOR: WE CERTAINLY RESPECT THE TIME AND ATTENTION THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE JURY GAVE TO THIS CASE. I THINK WHENEVER YOU'RE DEALING WITH A HOMICIDE TRIAL IT'S DIFFICULT TO BALANCE THE LIFE OF THE VICTIM WHO WAS KILLED AND ALSO THE LIFE OF THE DEFENDANT WHO'S BEFORE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Polinske/Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=who's before you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kirkland's family said they were not satisfied with Khumalo's prison term and had hoped he would receive a life sentence.
He'll officially be sentenced in December.
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[11Linkous]


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The attorney for a Christiansburg teen charged with murder says the incident was an accident and nothing more.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

17-year-old Zachary Linkous was indicted Tuesday for first-degree murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old Edward Bertrand in June. Bertrand was shot once in the stomach at a friend's garage in Christiansburg.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

But, Linkous' attorney, Jimmy Turk, says the shooting was an accident, and his client shouldn't be charged with ANYTHING -- much less murder.
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[SOT 435]
[IN Q=i don't think]

((JIMMY TURK/LINKOUS' ATTY: I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT TO CREATE A SET OF FACTS FROM CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Linkous' Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=does not exist]
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[VO-NAT]

Linkous was initially charged with malicious wounding. His attorney believes the charges were elevated based on hearsay from a witness who may deny making the statement. The trial is set for November 17th.
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(Kim tosses to bump) [BUMP] [COMM]

[6-Africa-Ministry]


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A Roanoke- based ministry is working in many of the world's trouble spots, and "Answering the Call" has a growing presence in central Africa.
This month, one of the group's partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo is bringing his story to the Roanoke Valley.
Joe Dashiell introduces us to Desire (DEH-zi-ray) Kabangira (KAH-bohn-Gear-uh).
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=01-Desire Kabangira/Congolese Pastor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :15]
[SUPER=04-Answering the Call Video; :35]
[SUPER=01-David Fuller/Answering the Call Ministry; :55]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Salem]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND IN CLASSROOM 19:43:30]
[IN Q=I'm very happy to be here]

((JE SUIS... I'M VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE AMONG YOU. IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER VISITED THIS BIG BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.))


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[OUT Q=this big beautiful country.]


Desire Kabangira is getting his first look at western Virginia, but his partnership with the Roanoke-based ministry Answering the Call is now four years old.
During a visit this week to Roanoke College and a class studying the History of Modern Africa, he offered a personal perspective on his country's daunting problems.
[SOT 19:48:15]
[IN Q=So now the children are not educated]

((SO NOW THE CHILDREN ARE NOT EDUCATED THEY DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT. A LOT OF TIMES THERE ARE FAMILIES WHO ONLY EAT ONCE OR TWICE EVERY THREE DAYS.))
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[OUT Q=who only eat once or twice every three days.]


Years of Conflict, the genocide that claimed millions of lives in neighboring Rwanda and the AIDS epidemic have left overwhelming problems in the central African nation... but also fertile ground, David Fuller says, for the work of ministries such as Answering the Call.
The group and its partners in the Congo have established orphanages, a school and eight new churches.
[SOT 19:36:06]
[IN Q=We want]

((WE WANT PEOPLE HERE IN ROANOKE AND EVEN PASTORS HERE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SITUATION IS IN CONGO HOW THE CHURCH CAN COME TO BEAR THERE, TO BRING NOT ONLY ASSISTANCE, BUT LONG TERM AND LASTING PEACE THERE.))
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[OUT Q=long term and lasting peace there.]


Reflecting on the future of his country, Kabangira said he remains optimistic that a long and lasting peace is possible.
[SOT 19:35:16]
[IN Q=I hope that with the help]

((I HOPE THAT WITH THE HELP OF OTHER PEOPLE, LIKE AMERICAN PEOPLE, GOD WILL PROVIDE ENDURING PEACE IN MY COUNTRY AND GOOD LEADERSHIP IN MY COUNTRY AND THINGS ARE GOING TO GET BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=things are going to get better.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))