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HEADLINES

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A powerful Hurricane pounds the Florida panhandle.
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And the public hears from O-J Simpson. wx-head
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OPAL


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Hurricane Opal has left a wet, and windblown trail through the south..after driving hard ashore in Florida.
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The storm hit the Florida panhandle with winds gusting up to 144 miles an hour, considered by some to be the worst to hit the area since Hurricane Camille killed 256 people in 19-69.
So far, Opal is being blamed for at least one death, and for damaging more than 130 miles of coastline.
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((REPORTER: WHAT DID IT SOUND LIKE.. CHRIS DAHN;IT'S LOUD, VERY LOUD IT WAS COMING THROUGH LIKE IT NEVER CAME THROUGH BEFORE. LVONNE GATES:LOTS OF WIND AND TREES AND LIMBS, VERY WILD.))
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Opal has been downgraded to a tropical storm, it's maximum sustained winds have dropped to about 40 miles an hour.
It's expected to weaken to a tropical depression in the next few hours.
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SIMPSON


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O-J Simpson speaks out for the FIRST time since his acquittal on double murder charges.
Simpson phoned C-N-N'S Larry King Live last night, saying he's ANGRY over what he called the misconceptions caused by the prosecutors.
He says they constantly miscontrued the evidence.
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Simpson also said he saw his children, Sydney and Justin last night for the FIRST time since he was released from jail.
He said the visit was quote, "Great."

React-Simpson


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Simpson's trial is over-- but many questions still remain.
One issue: the role cameras in the courtroom played in how the trial was handled.
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((JUDGE RICHARD PATTISAL/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT: IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE IT REPLACED THE SOAP OPERAS ON T-V. THIS BECAME THE PREMIERE SOAP OPERA.))
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Pattisal is one judge who believes the camera in the L-A courtroom was detrimental
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to the Simpson case.
Pattisal also believes the nine- month trial would have been shorter had the public not been allowed to watch the proceedings.
And while he acknowledges the public's right to know-- Pattisal says the court's first obligation is to see that justice is served.
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((IT'S NOT HIDDEN. NOBODY'S TRYING TO FOOL ANYONE. BUT YOU DO HAVE TO SAFEGUARD THE PROCEEDINGS AND THE DECORUM OF THE PROCEEDINGS.))
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Pattisal says the Simpson case will have a definite effect on the future of cameras in federal court.
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((I UNDERSTAND THAT AFTER THIS EVENT THAT PROBABLY WHAT LITTLE SENTIMENT THERE WAS FOR A PILOT PROJECT TO HAVE CAMERAS IN FEDERAL COURT HAS BEEN ABANDONED.))
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Pattisal says Virginia's pool system for cameras in the courtroom appears less obtrusive than the T-V coverage in Los Angeles.

Shoney's-Robbery


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Police are looking for a couple of suspects in the robbery of a Lynchburg restaurant.
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At about ten last night, two men tossed a brick through the window of the Shoney's on Langhorne Road, and held a knife to the cashier's throat.
Police say the men made off with an underdetermined amount of cash.
No one was injured.
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1-Sports


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Turning now to sports -- a Virginia native inks an N-B-A deal.
Mike Stevens has the details. Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) The perfect weekend for rail fans. Lots and lots of trains.
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Radford-Hospital


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At least ONE battle is over in the hospital war in the New River Valley.
The Southwest Virginia Health Systems Agency last night recommended Radford Community Hospital be allowed to build a replacement facility.
But Kimberly McBroom reports opponents STILL are NOT giving up.
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(( H-S-A's board of directors approved Radford Community Hospital's plan to build a new facility--replacing its current out-dated one.
The decision came as no surprise to hospital officials.
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((SKIP LAMB/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: WE EXPECTED IT BECAUSE WE THINK THAT WE HAVE A VERY VALID AND STRONG CASE. AND WE THINK THAT A REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL IS APPROPRIATE AND WE'RE GOING TO DO IT IN A COST- EFFECTIVE MANNER.))
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The final price tag would run close to 80-million dollars-- which opponents argue is too much.
But the board voted down Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community Hospitals' counter proposal to build a smaller facility in Radford.
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((CHRIS DUX/PULASKI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT IT IS THEIR RECOMMENDATION-- IT'S NOT A FINAL STEP IN THE PROCESS. ))
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Dux says they plan to discuss their case again before a fact finding hearing officer in more detailed presentation.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THIS STILL ISN'T THE OFFICIAL END OF THE HOSPITAL BATTLE. THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION NEXT GOES TO THE STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER. HIS DECISION HIS DUE DECEMBER EIGHTH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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Rain


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Opal is now a tropical storm with winds sustained at 40 miles per hour.
Yesterday, the storm ripped through Florida's Panhandle.
Wind gusts topped 140 miles per hour near Pensacola.
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Tens of thousands of people along the U-S Gulf Coast evacuated their homes and moved inland.
This storm is racing to the north this morning, bringing plenty of rain up and down the east coast.
Flash flood watches are in effect throughout Southwest Virginia today.
Heavy rainfall is expected this afternoon.
There could be sharp rises in small streams and creeks.
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FIRES


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Wildfires pushed by strong winds roared across more than 8-thousand acres of a scenic peninsula north of San Francisco.
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The fire has destroyed nearly 50 buildings.. and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
Flames jumped a fireline laid down by more than a thousand firefighters.. some five-thousand more acres may burn before the next chance to stop the fire.
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You may recall last spring forest fires charred thousands of acres of land in Craig County...

Craig-Folo


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But forestry officials say the forest is already coming back to life.
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Firefighters battled this blaze for days. In places, the fire burned so hot that it killed the tree canopy.
But even those areas are turning green again.
Ecologist Steve Croy is studying selected areas to see how the plant and animal life is returning.
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((STEVE CROY/FOREST ECOLOGIST: WE'RE FINDING IN ALL AREAS THAT THERE'S A BIT OF REGROWTH OF NEW SEEDLINGS AND SPROUTS FROM THE ROOTS OF THE TOP KILLED TREES. ))
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Pine cones from the Table Mountain Pine tree crack open when heated by fire.
The seeds germinate quickly after falling into a burned area. These spring seedlings are already 4 to 6-inches tall.
That rapid growth makes it hard to see some of the fire lines that were bulldozed to keep the fire from spreading.
The forestry department also did its part to reseed shortly after the fire in order to prevent erosion.
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2-scores


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In sports, Cleveland is one win away from advancing to the American League Championship Series.
The Indians beat Boston four to nothing.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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OUT=braves lead series two to zero
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Two-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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(( ((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: Brad Pitt shows he's not just another pretty face in his latest film, the gritty thriller, 'Seven'. (("SEVEN"/NEW LINE CINEMA: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE OURSELVES A HOMICIDE. ABOUT THE ONLY THING WE KNOW ABOUT THAT GUY RIGHT NOW IS, TOTALLY INSANE.))
They're NOT exactly Friday and Gannon.
Morgan Freeman is Somerset, the old timer who is literate, intelligent, and burned out.
Pitt is Detective Mills, his replacement. He's new to the force that patrols these mean streets.
Gyneth Paltrow plays Mill's sensitive wife...not exactly a tough role.
In "Seven", a grossly fat man is found murdered. Somerset catches on early that a serial killer is at work basing his grisly crimes on Milton's list of the seven deadly sins.
The clinical way the movie shows the murder scenes makes them all the more horrible.
'Seven's suspense is relentless. The cinematography is great and Kevin Spacey is the scariest psychopath since Hannibel Lechter.
This harrowing and stunning film gets an "A-". But it's not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.))
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Opal is making its way through northeast Alabama, but luckily for residents it's lost its punch.
Now the cleanup has begun, removing downed trees and power lines while dealing with flooding.
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The public hears from O.J. Simpson for the first time since his acquittal on double-murder charges.
In a telephone call to C-N-N's ``Larry King Live,'' Simpson criticized prosecutors and legal commentators for distorting the trial evidence to make him look bad.
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And Pope John Paul will address the U-N General Assembly today on the first full day of his five-day U-S visit.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday October 5th.
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Don't go away -- News 7 Morning will be right back.

hurricane


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Hurricane Opal is now a tropical storm, that after slamming into the Florida panhandle and roaring through Alabama.
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The storm hit Florida with winds gusting up to 144 miles an hour, considered by some to be the worst to hit the area since Hurricane Camille killed 256 people in 19-69.
So far, Opal is being blamed for at least one death, and for damaging more than 130 miles of coastline.
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((REPORTER; WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN. RALPH SMITHA/ POLICE OFFICER: QUITE A BIT OF DAMAGE. A LOT OF TREES DOWN, WIRES DOWN, SOME TREES ON CAR OR ON TOP OF HOUSES.))
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Opal was downgraded to a tropical storm at about five this morning, it's maximum sustained winds have dropped to about 40 miles an hour.
It's expected to weaken to a tropical depression in the next couple of hours.
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Because of the residual rain the following school systems are taking precautionary measures and closing today.
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OJ


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O-J Simpson stayed out of sight.. but NOT out of sound on the FIRST day following his aquittal.
Simpson made a surprise call to C-N-N's "Larry King Live" and assailed prosecutors and so-called trial pundits for DISTORTING trial evidence to make HIM look bad.
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((OJ SIMPSON:THROUGHOUT THE CASE....WHAT MARCIA CLARK TOLD YOU. ))
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Simpson also said he saw his children, Sydney and Justin last night for the FIRST time since he was released from jail.
He said the visit was quote, "Great."

Race-Simpson


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Meantime, questions continue to swirl around the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Racism has been brought to the forefront once again in L-A.
Mark Furhman's racist comments, coupled with the Rodney King beating of just 3 years ago, have enraged African-Americans in Southern California.
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Many blacks agree that racism exists almost everywhere, but is there bad blood between blacks and police here in the Roanoke Valley?
One community leader doesn't think so.
Evelyn Bethel says the local police department does its job, and does it well.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/HISTORIC GAINSBORO PRESERVATION DISTRICT: OUR CITY OFFICIALS, MOST OF THE TIME, DO A TREMENDOUS JOB COMMUNICATING WITH THE PEOPLE TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. ))
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Other residents agree and say it's important to trust police officers.
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((ROBERT CROWDER/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE POLICE FORCE IS NOT ALL THAT BAD. THEY'RE NOT PERFECT. I ENCOURAGE MY KIDS TO BELIEVE IN THE BLUE AND WHITE. ))
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Police officers in the Roanoke Valley say they're just doing their job, and that they try to block out the issue of race while on patrol.
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Monty-Simpson


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In Blacksburg, the Simpson trial may have fueled the controversy over the fatal shooting of a man police were trying to serve warrants on.
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Some people have claimed that because the man was black, police were quick to shoot when he pulled what turned out to be a B-B- gun.
Blacksburg chief Bill Brown would not comment on that case, but he says he hopes people won't view all law enforcement in the same light as Mark Fuhrman.
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((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: YES, THERE COULD BE A BAD APPLE IN A 50- PERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE OTHER 49 IS BAD. ))
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But the chairman of the Montgomery County Council on Human Relations says the shooting, combined with the Simpson and Rodney King incidents has colored the attitudes of some local blacks.
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((OSCAR WILLIAMS/MONT. CO. COUNCIL ON HUMAN RELATIONS: THERE IS A REAL DISTRUST OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND IN THE LOW- INCOME COMMUNITY GENERALLY SPEAKING. ))
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Williams says police should set up citizen advisory councils to help bridge what he calls "the great divide."

POPE


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Pope John Paul the second addresses the United Nations today.
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The pontiff arrived in New York yesterday, for the first time in 16 years.
After his arrival, the pope travelled to Newark, New Jersey, for a prayer service attended by President Clinton and the first lady.
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Nobel-Prize


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And the first of the Nobel Prizes will be announced shortly in Sweden.
No advance word on the winner of the prize for literature, but the committee says the vote was close.
For the first time this year, the value of the prize will exceed one MILLION dollars.


3-Sports


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In American League playoff action, the New York Yankees beat Seattle seven to five in the longest game in playoff history.
The contest lastest five-hours and 13 minutes.
Now with results of the other playoff games, here's Mike Stevens with sports. Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(ROLL TAPE COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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Storm


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Opal is weakening and is now a tropical storm.
Sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour this morning.
Yesterday, the storm battered the Florida's Panhandle with wind gusts topping 140 miles per hour.
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Tens of thousands of people along the U-S Gulf Coast have evacuated their homes and moved further inland.
This storm is bringing plenty of rain to our area.
It's racing to the north through the Appalachians and the Ohio Valley region.
Flash flood watches extend throughout Southwest Virginia and North Carolina.
Heavy rainfall is expected this afternoon.
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Because of the rainfall, schools in our area are taking precautionary measures and closing today. They are --
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Robbery


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In Lynchburg, police are looking for a couple of suspects in the robbery of a restaurant.
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VO-NAT
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At about ten last night, two men tossed a brick through the window of the Shoney's on Langhorne Road, and held a knife to the cashier's throat.
Police say the men made off with an underdetermined amount of cash.
No one was injured.
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Hospital


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Despite opposition, the Southwest Virginia Health Systems Agency last night recommended Radford Community Hospital be allowed to build a new facility.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00


H-S-A's board of directors approved Radford Community Hospital's plan to build a new facility--replacing its current out-dated one.
The decision came as no surprise to hospital officials, but Skip Lamb didn't expect all the controversy surrounding the decision to build a new hospital in the New River Valley.
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((SKIP LAMB/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: ORIGINALLY, WE THOUGHT THAT THERE WOULD BE SOME OPPOSITION. WE DIDN'T EXPECT A COMPETING APPLICATION BECAUSE WE DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS ANY RATIONALE FOR IT-- AND WE STILL DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY RATIONALE FOR IT. ))
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The board voted down Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community Hospitals' counter proposal to build a smaller facility in Radford.
Meanwhile, opponents still don't believe there's a need for a new facility.
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((CHRIS DUX/PULASKI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: IT APPEARS THAT THE STAFF BELIEVES THAT A HOSPITAL HAS AN INHERENT RIGHT TO REPLACE THE FACILITY THAT DID NOT DEMONSTRATE A NEED FOR REPLACEMENT. ))
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Dux says they plan to discuss their case again before a fact finding hearing officer in more detailed presentation.
The board's recommendation next goes to the state health commissioner. his decision is due December eighth.
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4-scores


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In sports, the Indians are on a warpath.
Cleveland is one win away from advancing to the American League Championship Series following its win over Boston.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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OUT=braves lead series two to zero
RUNS=:28


Schoolwatch


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Schools in our area are taking precautionary measures because of the (mel reads schoolwatch) rainfall. The following schools are closed today.